Good Morning To Joan Siegel Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 120 | $1.00 Monday, April 30, 2018 Comics ..... ...................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... B5-7 Highlands Health .................. B1 Local Sports ..................... A9-10 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRELAKE PLACID Â„ The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce will continue the long-standing tradition of hosting the Caladium Festival, this year from July 27-29 in Stuart Park. Tens of thousands of residents and tourists Â”ock to the downtown area for family-friendly fun with free admission. The 22nd Annual Caladium Festival Car & Bike Show will take place on Saturday, July 28 in DeVane Park. The town will be decorated and landscaped with the bright and colorful foliage of the caladium plant. Caladium growers will be selling all sizes of potted caladiums in shades of pinks, reds and sparkling whites. They will also be selling the bulbs of the plants that have made Lake Placid the Caladium Capital of the World. Vendors will show off their talents in a wide variety of art media, everything from textiles to Â“ne art and craft 28th annual Caladium Festival dates announcedBy KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERBRADENTON (AP) Â„ The private funeral was open casket, and Jason Freeman wanted to place the ring on his grandfatherÂs Â“nger but the body was so badly decomposed he was wearing gloves. Freeman set the ring on Charles MansonÂs chest and walked away instead. Upon conclusion of the service March 17 in Porterville, California, the six pallbearers carried MansonÂs casket to the crematory, where Freeman stood in a waiting area. When Freeman was presented with the ashes of perhaps the most notorious criminal in American history, he also was given something unexpected: The ring. It had lost its color, and the gemstone was now loose, but it survived the Â“re. Freeman, a 41-year-old Bradenton resident, now wears the ring on his pinkie Â“nger Â„ a ring he views as symbolic in several ways.ItÂs not easy being Charles MansonÂs grandsonBy CHRIS ANDERSON SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE COURTESY PHOTOThis artwork from Maureen Fulginiti won last yearÂs Caladium Festival Art Competition and has been used as postcards and posters to promote the 2018 festival.CALADIUMS | 8AVON PARK Â„ A month ago June Fisher became Avon ParkÂs city manager after working for the city for three months as the administrative services director/city clerk. Highlands News-Sun asked Fisher what she has been working on during her initial days as city manager. She has been working on several items, including exploring options to create a more user-friendly City Hall, creating a program to clean and keep clean the city right of ways, exploring options for recycling, and reviewing policies and procedures for updates. Fisher said the city is continuing to more forward on the following projects: Â€ Replacement of playground equipment at the MLK Complex. Â€ Install exercise station at Donaldson Park. Â€ Central Avenue road improvements. Â€ Sidewalk repairs. Concerning the city-owned and hurricane-damaged Brickell Building on Main Street and The Station building on Butler Avenue, Fisher said the city is still waiting for the insurance company to Â“nalize the claim. The city is waiting for a draft RFP (Request for Proposals) from its consultant. The RFP will outline the services and duties Avon Park prioritiesBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERAPÂs new city manager focused on various tasks MARC VALERO/STAFFAvon Park City Manager June Fisher said she is exploring options to create a more user-friendly City Hall. Avon Park City Manager June Fisher AVON | 8SEBRING Â„ On April 28, 2008, Sue SawyerÂs son was killed by mortar Â“re in Iraq. His name was Marcus Mathis. He was 26 years old and a soldier. On April 28, 2018, Sawyer stood in a Â“eld Â“lled with more than 400 wooden crosses, next to the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. She watched Cadet Col. Jordyn Belanger and Cadet Sharon Deosaran read her sonÂs name and salute the cross bearing it and his photograph. The sound of Â”ags snapping in the breeze and the young womenÂs voices were all that could be heard. It was a moment of grief and pride; the kind of moment that raises the hair on the back of the neck and brings tears to the eyes. The cadets are part of the Sebring High School Air Force Junior Reserve OfÂ“cer Training Corps honor guard, taking part in the Florida Fallen Memorial hosted by the church. For those who want to take the time to quietly remember the young men and women who have sacriÂ“ced their lives for our country, the tribute will remain standing through today. It is a sea of crosses, with the name of a Floridian Field of white crossesBy CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYCORRESPONDENTMemorial recognizes fallen soldiers CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/CORRESPONDENTA soldierÂs gear on display in front of the eld of crosses of the Florida Fallen Memorial.MEMORIAL | 8ÂNow the question is, ÂWhat is it like now being Charles MansonÂs grandson, dealing with all the hatred and backlash? ThereÂs envy, hatred and jealousy pouring out from everywhere.ÂŽÂ„ Jason Freeman, Charles MansonÂs grandson MANSON | 8
A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. 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PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 email@example.com CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ highlandsnewssun.com PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 firstname.lastname@example.org CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARK Â„ Young explorers who have completed kindergarten through grade Â“ve can discover a world of careers through fun activities at South Florida State CollegeÂs (SFSC) Camp Adventure 2018. Camp activities teach children about the world through supervised activities and games, and includes swimming in the afternoons. The annual summer camp will be in session June 11-July 27 at the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. Children can attend all six weeks or any week of their choice. There will be no camp the week of July 4. The cost to attend a weekly session, Monday through Friday, is $157 and includes breakfast and lunch. Camp sessions run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with early drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and pick-ups continuing through 5:30 p.m. Campers are accepted on a Â“rst-come, Â“rstserved basis. For further information and an application, call 863-7847388 or visit southÂ”orida. edu/campadventure. During the Â“rst week, June 11-15, campers will ÂtrainÂŽ to learn fun facts and trivia in preparation for Camp AdventureÂs Â“rst-ever game show, ÂAre You Smarter than a Camper?ÂŽ The competition pits campers again SFSC employees. During Week 2, ÂMad Scientists,ÂŽ June 18-22, campers learn about famous scientists, perform science experiments, explore space, and take a trip to a science museum. Week 3, ÂExplore Art and Express Yourself,ÂŽ June 25-29, campers will tour SFSCÂs Art Department and the Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) and take part in art projects to learn basics and express themselves. During Week 4, ÂPlaying with Your Food,ÂŽ July 9-13, campers learn about agriculture and Future Farmers of America (FFA), experience the meaning of Âfarm to table,ÂŽ and go on a Â“eld trip to a farm and dairy. Week 5, ÂSnack Attack,ÂŽ July 16-20, is all about food. Campers will make treats and snacks throughout the week, while learning the importance of good health and nutrition. Week 6, July 23-27, is ÂThatÂs A Wrap, LetÂs Celebrate!ÂŽ As camp comes to an end, campers will don wacky outÂ“ts throughout the week and participate in wacky games. On Friday, they will participate in a sundae bar and pizza party.SFSCÂs camp adventure explores fun and learningSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN LAKE PLACID Â„ A motorcyclist was killed at 7:11 p.m. Saturday at State Road 70 and Worley Road after he reportedly lost control of the motorcycle for an unknown reason, authorities said. Norman A. Aebie Jr., 74, Chardon, Ohio was going westbound on State Road 70. For an unknown reason, his Honda traveled off of the road onto the north grass shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The motorcycle overturned, separating the driver, FHP said. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities said in a news release that they did not know what caused the motorcyclist to travel off the roadway. There were no other vehicles or people involved. The investigation is ongoing. Aebie was wearing a helmet, FHP said.Motorcyclist killed in Saturday accidentSTAFF REPORT SEBRING Â„ West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were busy Sunday suppressing a brushfire near Barn Owl Street and Vireo Avenue in Sebring, but they managed to contain it to 5 acres, authorities said. Highlands County Administrator Randy Vosburg said the call was dispatched at 12:54 p.m. As of press time, 25 homes had been evacuated and one had minor damage, said Highlands County spokeswoman Gloria Rybinski. Duke Energy cut power to affected homes. Power was supposed to be turned back on later Sunday evening. Off-duty Avon Park firefighter/EMT Anthony Gaines received a phone call Sunday about the brush fire, burning close to his home on Dunlin Avenue in Sebring. GainesÂ sister lives one road over, on Meadowlark Avenue. ÂI was told that a side-by-side (vehicle) caused the fire,ÂŽ Gaines said as he watered the perimeter of his sisterÂs home with a water hose as the brush fire inched closer. Gaines said the fire had spread back toward a mobile home park on Brunns Road. Highlands County SheriffÂs Office shut down the south side of Heron Road from Howie Road to Hammock Road. Correspondent Katara Simmons contributed to this report.Brush fire threatens homes in Sebring By KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER KATARA SIMMONS/ CORRESPONDENTAnthony Gaines, left, waters the perimeter around his sisterÂs house Sunday in South Sebring Hills. Highlands County Sheris Oce deputies close Heron Road Sunday during a large brush re on Meadowlark Avenue in Sebring. adno=3559760 adno=720015
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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com MIAMI (AP) Â„ The Miami Marine Stadium has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Cue the applause, but inclusion on the list wonÂt do much to advance the stadiumÂs long-delayed restoration. Inclusion on the register, which is maintained by the National Park Service, is considered an honor. There are tens of thousands of properties on the list across the country ranging from the celebrated to the obscure Â„ including locally the Miami-Dade County Courthouse and OvertownÂs D.A. Dorsey House. But the registry doesnÂt confer any legal protection to the stadiumÂs grandstand structure or its boat basin. Nor does it advance efforts to restore the 1963 stadium, which is owned by the city of Miami and has been closed since 1992. The stadium is protected by local historic designation, conferred in 2008, which bars demolition. Widely regarded as an architectural and engineering gem, the stadium on Virginia Key has been the focus of a yearslong local and national campaign seeking its renovation and reopening. But planning for a promised reopening of the shuttered, grafÂ“ti-covered grandstand has moved at a glacial pace. The city earmarked $45 million for the restoration of the stadium under former mayor Tomas Regalado, who made its renovation a cornerstone of his administration, but left ofÂ“ce last year after two terms with no work undertaken. Engineering and architectural studies have been underway for more than a year, but the city has no operational plan for the stadium. The lack of an operating plan recently prompted Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo, elected in November, to rail against spending money to renovate the stadium, which he claimed no one in his Little Havana district would ever visit. 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DAYTONA BEACH (AP) Â„ By identifying the different types of wood used, and some of the building methods employed, one local expert is helping others to narrow down the origin of a section of shipwrecked hull that washed ashore south of Ponte Vedra Beach in March. ÂI donÂt normally see this,ÂŽ Lee Newsom said Monday morning while holding up a small section of that shipÂs frame. ÂI see a lot of oak in this position.ÂŽ The specimen in NewsomÂs hand was American beech and she pointed out that the way it had been milled provided more clues. ÂThatÂs the center of the tree,ÂŽ she said. ÂYou donÂt normally do that either unless you are short on wood.ÂŽ Newsom would know. OfÂ“cially, sheÂs a professor of anthropology at Flagler College in St. Augustine, but her specialty and what she works most in is what she calls Âenvironmental archaeology,ÂŽ which is the study of plant-based materials at archaeological sites. ThatÂs only one of many ways to describe what she does. ÂI am an archaeologist, paleoethnobotanist, and wood anatomist,ÂŽ reads a portion of her research description on the collegeÂs website. ÂMy research involves work with preserved plant remains from archaeological and paleontological sites, and is generally directed toward trying to unravel some of the deep history and inter-complexities of the human-environmental relationship.ÂŽ She studied at the University of Florida, where she earned her doctorate and eventually wound up at Penn State, which is where she was when she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002. ÂI stayed at Penn State for 15 years and retired early because I wanted to come back to Florida,ÂŽ she said while standing in her small lab in downtown St. AugustineÂs Government House surrounded by specimens from various projects. Because she works in conjunction with arrangements through the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida she is involved in a lot of different work. She rattled off some of the projects, veering into descriptions of each one with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. ThereÂs a Paleo-Indian site at Wakulla Springs, a Calusa site on Mound Key, a project in Cuba and even a small canvas bag of fossils that a local beachcomber brought in. He also had some metal Â“ttings that he said he found north of the city. ÂNow I am wondering if they actually go with that ship,ÂŽ she said, referencing the recent discovery that is now believed to be the remnants of a ship that was likely built in the mid-19th century and was probably 100to 150-feet long. Though she works on all kinds of projects, Newsom, the granddaughter of a shipwright, said she has worked on more than 200 shipwrecks in her career and enjoys them. 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Monday, April 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThere comes a time in all of our lives when we feel that we must buckle down in terms of our career path and get to work. This point of life might be different for many, whether it be decided during college, after entering the workforce, or at any other point in time. For myself, I am trying to Â“gure all of this out while still in college, yet having been part of the workforce for a few years. I was previously working towards a different degree. Now, instead of pursuing an English related degree, I am working towards a business management degree. A business degree is something that I have never thought about getting before. The world of business seems very fast paced and cut-throat, and these are not feelings that I like to surround myself with. I am more from the Âtake your time and be kindÂŽ walk of life. However, there are multiple ways to use a business degree, especially one focused in management. I have even been thinking about trying to get a job in vegan food distribution after completing this degree program. The fact that this is even an option, and a business degree could help me attain a job that aligns with my moral beliefs, just goes to show you that a business degree reaches into all corners of work. It would be the ideal situation to Â“nd a job that I feel agrees with the way I like to live my life, along with spreading the availability of this lifestyle to smaller towns just like Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid. Since this degree program is so different than any other degree I have worked towards, it makes me a little nervous. I am not used to working in such a solid facts and numbers based industry. English is often about being able to defend your point of view and interpreting what authors who are long dead really meant by Âthe curtains were blue.ÂŽ Interpretations do not Â“t anywhere among the Excel sheets and elevator pitches of a business degree. I do feel that this is an excellent challenge for me. I do not get out of my comfort-zone often, and being too comfortable stunts personal growth. I am looking forward to what I will learn from this program and the kinds of people I will meet. The people I have met in these classes so far are not only conÂ“dent in their own personal ability, but are willing to trust parts of a business plan to others, with the conÂ“dence that everything will be as it should Â„ even if this is just your Â“rst class. I didnÂt plan on getting a degree in business, but that is where life is taking me right now. Even though I am unsure of what will happen, I know that I can Â“gure this out and Â“nd a way to accomplish whatever it is I decide I want to do. Exploring a new degree Â„ of change, challenge ColumnistANNSLEY BOHLMAN The following was told to me by Jerry Pendarvis, retired Lake Placid police chief, recalling one of the incidents that happened while he was on duty as an EMT back in the 1970s. Pendarvis is a volunteer at the Lake Placid Depot Museum. The call came in to the SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce for a possible attempted suicide on the south side of town. Police Chief Russell HartsÂ“eld was dispatched to the home, and an ambulance with EMT Pendarvis and another crew member. When Chief HartsÂ“eld arrived at the home, he found a man at the dinner table clutching his bloody chest. His wife said they had an argument and he took his riÂ”e into the backyard and she heard a shot and then he staggered into the house covered in blood. When the EMTs arrived, the man refused to let them treat him or even look at him, and he refused to go to the hospital in the ambulance. Obviously, it was going to be fatal if he didnÂt go to the hospital right away, thought the EMTs. The man stated that he would not go to the hospital in the ambulance but would allow the Chief to drive him there. Chief HartsÂ“eld put him in the front seat of his police car and started the drive to Sebring to Highlands General Hospital (now Highlands Regional Hospital) with the ambulance following closely behind in case the man became unconscious due to loss of blood. At the intersection of U.S. 98 and before they were to arrive at the hospital, Chief HartsÂ“eld pulled off the road and went back to talk to the ambulance crew. ÂWe thought that the man had either become very critical or had passed away,ÂŽ said Pendarvis. Instead the Chief informed them that they could go on back to Lake Placid. And then he explained what really happened. While riding in the ChiefÂs car and the ambulance close behind, the man realized that he couldnÂt carry on the charade any longer and admitted to the hoax. ÂWe did have an argument,ÂŽ the man said. ÂI took my riÂ”e and walked out into the backyard and shot a chicken, not myself, and then rubbed the blood all over my chest, then went back into the house and told my wife I had shot myself. I did it because I wanted to make my wife more sympathetic toward me.ÂŽ Chief HartsÂ“eld told the man, ÂI could arrest you for Â“ling a false report but I am not going to, but I better smell fried chicken when I drive by your house tomorrow.ÂŽ He did. Elaine Levey can be reached at emlevey@ gmail.com. An attempted suicide call that ended with a twist Elaine LeveyHISTORICALLY SPEAKING COURTESY PHOTOJerry Pendarvis, retired LPPD chief and former EMT, recounts that night he was dispatched to a possible suicide attempt alongside then Chief Russell Hartseld. COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Ship, capt, crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Dart league 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Bingo 1 p.m. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Bingo 12:30 p.m. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park SAL wings 4-6 p.m. Karaoke by Megasoundz 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring TH 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park happy hour all day. SammyÂs famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Line dancing 6-8 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. FRIDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Riders dinner prime rib 4-6 p.m. Music by Joyce Boivan 4-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Washers 1 p.m. Food. Queen of hearts 7 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SATURDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Cinco de Mayo. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Karaoke by Lora Patton 5-8 p.m. Food 5-6 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Show me the money 3-6 p.m. happy hour 3-7 p.m. Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Throughout the month of April you may have noticed blue and silver pinwheels popping up around your community. Those pinwheels donÂt just herald the beginning of spring but serve as a reminder during Child Abuse Prevention Month that everyone plays a role in creating great childhoods for FloridaÂs children. Each of us has the ability to help children and families in our neighborhoods and taking action doesnÂt have to be complicated. Simple activities such as giving an hour of your time to an organization that serves children or families, helping a family get resources they need, or mentoring a child or parent all help to prevent child abuse and neglect. By donating time and resources to prevention organizations or offering to help families in your own neighborhood, you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of children. As we all work together doing these simple things, we begin to build protective factors in our community that promote healthy development and well-being. Protective factors such as social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, resilience, nurturing and attachment, social and emotional competence and concrete support work to create a better environment where children and families can succeed. Simply put, these are the strengths that help to buffer and support families at risk. As the Prevent Child Abuse Florida team traveled to communities large and small this April, we met with thousands of ordinary people who are doing extraordinary work on behalf of children. We want to keep this momentum going! As Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to an end, I urge everyone to pledge to take action on behalf of children. If we all contribute with just one or two activities that strengthen families, we can make a real difference. More importantly, if we all continue to take steps like these throughout the next year and into the future, we can help grow the next generation of American leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. Will you join me? Chris Lolley is the executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Florida, which runs the stateÂs Pinwheels for Prevention campaign in partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.If we continue to do our part ... Two leading Democrats running for governor embarrassed themselves during a debate last week by not knowing how much Florida spends on public education. But the Republicans who run Florida should be far more embarrassed for having short-changed public schools again this year. After the Parkland school shooting, lawmakers patted themselves on the back for having found an extra $344 million for school security improvements and mental health programs. But the $101 per-pupil increase they celebrate Â„ which includes the school security money Â„ left just 47 cents more per student to cover other growing expenses, from fueling school buses to giving teachers raises. Worse, to Â“nd the school security money, lawmakers raided the stateÂs affordable housing trust fund. They also shifted $56 million in school property-tax dollars from urban to rural counties. As a result, Broward and Palm Beach counties expect to have to forego teacher pay raises. And Broward may not have enough to add the special education teachers the district badly needs. ÂSchools should not have to make a choice between properly funding basic educational needs and providing safe schools and mental health services,ÂŽ Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie wrote in a March 9 op-ed for the Sun Sentinel. Runcie and other superintendents asked Gov. Rick Scott to veto the LegislatureÂs education budget and convene a special session to properly invest in schools. But the governor quickly blew by the request and signed the budget before announcing his run for the U.S. Senate. But while Scott and other Republicans are quick to hail the $21.1 billion K-12 budget as the stateÂs highest ever, they fail to note the stateÂs $88.7 billion budget is the highest ever, up from $82.3 billion last year. So while these so-called Â“scal conservatives grew the state budget by $6 billion, they short-changed public education. Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a likely Republican candidate for governor, pounced after last weekÂs debate, when two Democratic candidates didnÂt know the budget for education. He tweeted an ad, based on the Jeopardy game show, mocking their Â”ub. The ad shows the moderator asking: ÂHow much are we spending on public education? ÂI know itÂs right in the billions, Craig,ÂŽ says former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. ÂI think itÂs in the multi-billions, Craig.ÂŽ Says former Congresswoman Gwen Graham: ÂFifteen percent below what it needs to be currently.ÂŽ It is a fact that any candidate running for governor should know the outline of the state budget, including that a quarter is spent on K-12 education. But two candidates did get it right, something youÂd never know from CorcoranÂs selective editing. Orlando businessman Chris King said he estimated the budget to be between Â$21 and $22 billion.ÂŽ And Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said the budget is in Âthe $22 billion range.ÂŽ CorcoranÂs ad Â”at-out claims the budget is $25.1 billion and taunts: ÂDemocrats want to spend more money without knowing any of the facts.ÂŽ Hold your horses, Mr. Speaker. Gov. ScottÂs budget summary says the Âtotal fundingÂŽ for public education is $21.1 billion. According to Florida Politics, CorcoranÂs fuzzy math factors in multiple other unnamed programs. That said, itÂs good to see the outgoing speaker Â„ long a crusader for charter schools and privatizing public education Â„ recognize Florida public schools for having Âthe most improved math scores in the nation.ÂŽ For Corcoran famously calls public schools Âfailure factories.ÂŽ Corcoran also went after the teacherÂs union this year, requiring decertiÂ“cation of those chapters that donÂt have at least 50 percent membership. The requirement applies to no other public employee union in Florida. At the same time, he pushed to arm teachers as the front-line defenders against school shootings. With or without guns, teachers have become our Â“rst responders to school shootings, plus a host of other societal problems, including drug use and homelessness. But instead of getting rewarded with steady wage increases that reÂ”ect the increasing cost of living, teachers are lucky if state leaders lob them a periodic bonus. Is it any wonder that colleges of education report a dramatic decline in the number of students who want to become teachers? Sure, most teachers get summers off, but to ensure their kids can pass all the state-required tests, theyÂre also dipping into their pockets to make sure they have enough paper, pencils and supplies. FloridaÂs war on public school teachers wonÂt be solved by duplicitous campaign ads and Tallahassee chest-thumping. ItÂs time for voters to smarten up and start sending people to Tallahassee who will deliver the help schools need. An editorial from the Sun Sentinel, Orlando.Short-changedANOTHER VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor email@example.com Rob Kearly Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org Chris LolleyGUEST COLUMN To the Florida Department of Elections, I am known by the acronym ÂNPAÂŽ Â… no party afÂ“liation. That means I have not registered as a Democrat or Republican. This was a deliberate choice on my part, but it comes with consequences. NPAÂs will be treated as non-people in the August primaries. We canÂt cast a ballot for candidates from either of the two major parties, even though the primary determines who appears on the ballot in the general election. The other consequence, as a political operative once explained to me, is that I am targeted by both parties. My phone will ring constantly with suggestions that I vote for this person or that one. And my mailbox will be overstuffed with Â”iers and pleas from all candidates on the Â“nal ballot. IÂm the guy they want on their side. I can live with the second consequence. The Â“rst one, though, is becoming more of a problem for me and the estimated 3.5 million Floridians who have declined to formally choose sides. The Constitutional Revision Commission took a stab at addressing that issue with Provision 62, proposed by Commissioner William SchiÂ“no, a Republican from Tampa. It would have allowed voters in November to decide if the state wanted to adopt a so-called Âtop two open primaryÂŽ where every candidate appears on one ballot and everybody gets to vote. The top two Â“nishers, regardless of party, then go to the general election. A few states already do this, notably California. The plan passed the Ethics and Elections Committee 6-3, but it was skunked 7-0 in the General Provisions Committee, chaired by Republican Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch. Or, in the parlance of the commission, it was laid on the table. Voters donÂt get to choose. The result is that we see candidates in both parties run to the extreme left or right in the primary, then disavow much of what they said when the general election rolls around because they have to appeal to the whole state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, for instance, spent the early days of his campaign trying to sound like Rambo on steroids Â… talking tough about all the red-meat issues his partyÂs base adores. I think he is a lot more moderate than he has been letting on, but general wisdom is that only the most dedicated voters in each party turn out for the primary Â… in other words, the base. And with challengers Ron DeSantis and more-than-likely Richard Corcoran shooting routinely Â”ames out of their mouths, Putnam is basically forced to prove he wonÂt cave to those lilly-livered liberal elites if he is elected. ThatÂs no way for anyone to govern. Fun fact: In 2010, when Rick Scott came from nowhere to win the governorÂs mansion, only 22 percent of registered voters turned out in the primary compared to 49 percent in the general election. In 2016, primary turnout was 22 percent compared to 75 percent in the general. An open system would help moderate some of the primary garbage we hear every time an election rolls around. The same goes for Democrats. Gwen Graham is defending herself from those on the hard left who will settle for nothing less than full support of everything on their agenda. The problem is, most people live somewhere in the middle. That brings us back to the NPA choice a lot of us make. Right now, there are two choices: stay the same, or swallow hard and pick a party. Neither one helps solve the problem. People say they are tired of all the negativity in politics. The CRC had a chance to make a small dent that but laid it on the table instead. Joe Henderson has a 45year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. The column moved on website Florida Politics. Columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Primary solution was left on table Joe HendersonFLORIDA POLITICS
Monday, April 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. AVON PARK Â„ South Florida State College is prepped for its Â“rst-time participation as a host site for Leadercast Live 2018 on Friday, a one-day leadership event broadcast live from Atlanta, featuring nine nationally renowned speakers. On the Highlands Campus the event will take place in the University Center, but it will also take place at the DeSoto and Hardee campuses. ÂSouth Florida State CollegeÂs Corporate and Community Education Department is excited to offer Leadercast on May 4 and we are one of 700 locations to live stream the event,ÂŽ said Tina Gottus, director of the Corporate and Community Education Department at SFSC. ÂAttendees will have the opportunity to network with other community leaders and hear from the pros, including Joe Torre who is a Hall of Famer and chief baseball ofÂ“cer for Major League Baseball. This event is perfect for leaders and their teams,ÂŽ Gottus added. In 2018, Leadercast will focus on the concept of Âlead yourself.ÂŽ How do you lead yourself effectively? How do you develop your core principles and values so that your leadership is an outpouring of your innermost self? And how much more will those who follow you beneÂ“t from your leadership when you lead yourself well? Tickets are available for purchase at sfscarts. org/show/leadercast-live-2018. A light breakfast and lunch are included in the $50 ticket cost. The Leadercast speaker lineup includes: Â€ Michael Hyatt Â… Author, Speaker, Leadership Development Expert Â€ Andy Stanley Â… Leadership Communicator and Bestselling Author Â€ Dr. Jim Loehr Â… Cofounder of the Human Performance Institute Â€ Jen Bricker Â… Aacrobat, Aerialist, Author, Speaker Â€ Mae Jemison Â… NASA Astronaut Â€ Ian Morgan Cron Â… Enneagram Teacher, Author Â€ Carey Lohrenz Â… First Female Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy Â€ Joe Torre Â… Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Â€ Catherine Hoke Â… Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures, Author A limited number of corporate sponsorships that include admission to the event are available. For more information about sponsorships, call Tina Gottus in Highlands County at 863-784-7033; Asena Mott in DeSoto County at 863-784-7040; or Teresa Crawford in Hardee County at 863-784-7061.SFSC to host Leadercast on FridayBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER FILE PHOTOLeadercast Live 2018 will be broadcast live Friday at the South Florida State College University Center at the Highlands Campus and in room 110 at the Hardee and DeSoto campuses. POLICE BLOTTERThe following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 20: Kyle Brandon Blanchette, 29, Avon Park, on charges of stalking, aggravated stalking and resisting an ofÂ“cer. Paul Donald Cantwell, 21, Sebring, on charges of aggravated battery and public order crimes. Timothy OÂBrian Crews, 43, Okeechobee, charged with nine charges of failure to appear. Joseph Angel Perez, 38, Sebring, on three charges of failure to appear. Alvin George Powell, 32, Lake Placid, on charges of drug equipment possession and two charges of drug possession. Andrew Elliot Worley, 44, Lake Placid, charged with burglary and two charges of larceny. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 21:Andrew Garrett Pollard, 19, Sebring, charged with marijuana possession.The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 22:Claudia Magdalena Esparza, 40, Lake Placid, on charges of destroying evidence, drug equipment possession, marijuana possession and cocaine possession. Debra Kay Hanson, 55, Lake Placid, charged with drug possession. James Arthur Wilcoxon, 37, Lake Placid, on charges of marijuana possession, drug equipment possession and two charges of drug possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 23:L acresha Shivaughn Allen, 46, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Justin Adam Massey, 31, Avon Park, charged with two charges of battery. Keith Francis Murphy, 59, on two charges of failure to appear. Andre Christopher Parcells, 28, Pembroke Pines, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Brooke Elizabeth Perez, 20, Sebring, charged with cruelty towards a child. Elizabeth Limardo Torres, 27, Avon Park, on charges of larceny and probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 24:Hector Garza, 35, Avon Park, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. Edward Ray Locklear, 49, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession, marijuana possession, drug possession and smuggling contraband. Teana Nelson, 36, Avon Park, on charges of larceny and dealing in stolen property. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 25:Pedro Capilla-Sanchez, 50, Avon Park, charged with driving on suspended license. Donavon Jarshaber Fletcher, 23, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession, drug possession and trespassing. Jose Enrique Garcia, 47, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Daniel Colt Nelson, 21, Lake Placid, on charges of drug equipment possession and cocaine possession. Rebecca Lynne Pritchard, 19, Lake Placid, on charges of obscene communication/child pornography, destroying evidence, stalking, possession of child pornography and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on March 26:James Walter Blevins, 44, Sebring, on two charges of fraud, two charges of larceny and two charges of dealing in stolen property. Steven Thomas Curtiss, 28, Sebring, on charges of knowingly driving on suspended license and trafÂ“cking amphetamine. John Patrick Jolly, 35, Sebring, on charges of driving on suspended license, possession of a weapon by convicted felon, drug equipment possession and two charges of cocaine possession.
A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comart. Bus tours of the caladium Â“elds will be available and music by local musicians will keep the crowds entertained. Food from civic organizations and more will be available for eating in the shade or visitors will be able to purchase fresh produce to prepare at home. Snow-cones are always a festival favorite in the warm weather. The featured artist will be Maureen Fulginiti, who won last yearÂs contest to have her design on posters and other promotional items. Artists can still enter this yearÂs art competition. The focus of the artwork must be caladiums. The winner of the Caladium Festival Art Contest will have the honor of seeing his or her artwork used in the promotion of the 2019 festival. The winner will receive $125 in the poster and T-shirt division, and the original artwork will hang in the local branch of the Heartland National Bank. There is also a cash prize of $125 for the PeopleÂs Choice Award. That artwork will hang in the Center State Bank in Lake Placid. All competing artwork will hang in the MidFlorida Credit Union Community Room throughout the festival. The artwork must be brought to the MidFlorida Credit Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16-17. For a list of artwork speciÂ“cations or registration forms, visit visitlakeplacid.org. Young artists can compete in the art competition for T-shirt designs for Caladium Festival 2019 promotions. The winner will be awarded $50 and have the artwork hang in the Wauchula State Bank lobby. The competition is open to all school children and home-schooled children. Registrations are at the schools or can be picked up at the chamber of commerce at 18 E. Oak Ave. CALADIUMFROM PAGE 1the city wants in a Â“xed based operator (FBO) to oversee the Â”ight operations at the Avon Park Executive Airport. Fisher said after the city receives the RFP,Âwe will advertise for a minimum of 30 days and accept proposals.ÂŽ Concerning city Â“nances, developing the 2018-19 city budget is an ongoing process, she said. ÂJulian [Deleon, former city manager] and I submitted a preliminary draft to the Council,ÂŽ Fisher said. ÂOnce I have met with the department heads, a revised draft budget will be submitted to the Council.ÂŽ Deleon was active in expanding the city and extending its utility services through annexation during his seven years as city manager. Highlands News-Sun asked Fisher if she will continue to seek appropriate areas to annex. ÂThe City of Avon Park is always looking for opportunities to grow,ÂŽ she replied.AVONFROM PAGE 1 MARC VALERO/STAFFAvon Park City Manager June Fisher said the city is still waiting for the insurance company to nalize the claim for the hurricane damage to The Station building. Sidewalk repairs are among the items new Avon Park City Manager June Fisher is working on. soldier, sailor, Marine, airman or Coast Guardsman who died in either Afghanistan or Iraq. In addition to his or her name, the cross bears the name of the heroÂs home town, his or her rank and age. Each also has a photograph of the individual. Whether one focuses on a single cross, or takes in the whole, it is a moving experience. A loving, yet sobering, tribute to the fallen, echoing Arlington National Cemetery. The crosses were made by a single gentleman in 2010 and passed on to Marine Families Inc., of Tampa. The group mounts the display for special occasions, like Warrior Week in Lakeland last August. It also loans it out on request. Sawyer had seen the tribute some time ago and had always wanted to bring it to Sebring. When she recently approached her pastor, Kevin Ahrens, her fellow congregants at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine were enthusiastic and supportive. It wasnÂt until she received Â“nal conÂ“rmation from Marine Families that she realized the tribute would coincide with the 10th anniversary of MarcusÂ death. Many people stepped forward to help. Over 20 volunteers spent most of Friday preparing the crosses and placing them in the ground. Sebring High School provided the color guard. The United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club performed the ritual table setting service that honors prisoners of war and those missing in action. Dan ÂBushmanÂŽ Bush, a Marine vet and member of USMVMC, said that as of April 5, 2018 there were 82,000 military vets missing, 72,000 of those from World War II; 7,000 from Korea; 1,600 from Vietnam; 126 from the Cold War and Â“ve from the Persian Gulf. Ahrens opened the service with a prayer. He reminded the small group that the red in the Â”ag represents the blood of our fallen. ÂWe stand on their shoulders and are grateful for their sacriÂ“ce,ÂŽ he said. Jay Gillette, a member of the congregation, brought many to tears when he sang a song written about a vet who made it home because one of his buddies had his back. ÂEvery day is a gift for me because someone died for me before I even asked for help.ÂŽ The Rev. David Klein gave the benediction. ÂThank the young people who had more love for their country than themselves,ÂŽ he said. While the turnout was small, emotion overÂ”owed the space, especially outside among the crosses where people tended to tip toe and whisper. ÂIt was an honor that it happened here,ÂŽ said Bill Dye, who with his wife, Becky, helped assemble and place the crosses. The First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive, just west of the blinking light on U.S. 27, on the south side of the street.MEMORIALFROM PAGE 1 CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY/CORRESPONDENTCadet Col. Jordyn Belanger (left) and Cadet Sharon Deosaran, of Sebring High SchoolÂs Air Force Junior Reserve Ocer Training Corps, salute the cross bearing the name of Sgt. Marcus Mathes. His mother Sue Sawyer watches. Cadet Col. Jordyn Berlanger holds the American ag while Elizabeth Young sings the national anthem during the opening of the memorial tribute to Floridian veterans who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. The service was held Saturday. The memorial remains in place through today. Army Pfc. Joshua Jetton graduated from Sebring High School. His wife, Alicia Jetton, also a SHS graduate, gave birth to twins shortly after his death.ÂI think there are pieces of him in that ring that are highly spiritual,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt gives me something I can hold onto. It is more meaningful than anything my grandfather ever signed and was sold. ÂThis has family value.ÂŽ Manson was convicted of organizing the horriÂ“c murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, killings so shocking they continue to resonate nearly a half century later. Manson was originally given the death penalty but it was ruled unconstitutional in California in 1972. His sentence was changed to nine consecutive life terms and he was denied parole 12 times. Manson died on Nov. 19 at age 83. For nearly 50 years much has been made of the so-called Manson Family, the cult of ragtag followers that acted upon MansonÂs every wish and whim, it seemed. In the end, however, about the only actual family member Manson had was his alleged grandson, Freeman, who traveled from Bradenton to Porterville for the funeral that was held 10 days after a court awarded him the body after a long, strange battle involving two others. FreemanÂs father was reportedly Jay White, one of MansonÂs three known children. Unable to deal with being MansonÂs son, White killed himself on June 29, 1993, in Burlington, Colorado. Freeman, meanwhile, grew up in Ohio and said he knew at an early age his grandfather was Manson but it was not exactly dinner table talk as the dishes were being cleared. He went public with his claim in 2012. ÂPeople have asked me, ÂWhat was it like to be Charles MansonÂs grandson,ÂÂŽ Freeman said. ÂMy mom and stepdad did a great job of keeping the past behind closed doors. ÂNow the question is, ÂWhat is it like now being Charles MansonÂs grandson, dealing with all the hatred and backlash? ThereÂs envy, hatred and jealousy pouring out from everywhere.ÂŽ ItÂs not easy being MansonÂs grandson, according to Freeman. He says he has discovered there are people around the country who still have an allegiance to Manson and see him as a threat. ÂIÂve had a lot of so-called friends of my grandfatherÂs trying their best to stick daggers in my back,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs pretty sad to see.ÂŽ Closer to home people stare at restaurants, he said. Sometimes they get up and move. He said itÂs like the ring going through the fire. He tries to endure the heat and survive. Working on a Pennsylvania oil rig for seven years also toughened him. ÂIÂm still me,ÂŽ he said. ÂMe and my family are no different than three years ago. I still get up and go to work and care for my family and my kids and we love our neighbors. We believe in having a strong sense of community because it keeps kids from going down the road my grandfather had to go down.ÂŽ Though he never spoke face-to-face with his grandfather, Freeman said he simply wanted to give a family member a proper burial. About 20 people attended the service and MansonÂs ashes were scattered in the Sierra Mountains. Freeman said before he left for California he asked his sons a question. ÂI asked them, ÂIf your dad or grandfather did something that was bad and went to prison and whenever he died would you step up and do the right thing?ÂÂŽ Freeman said. ÂThey both said yeah. ÂThereÂs so much you can take out of this.ÂŽ Freeman estimates that MansonÂs funeral and his travel expenses to fly to California cost $11,000. To recover the expenses, Freeman is selling signed funeral pamphlets (FreemanÂs signatu re, not MansonÂs) along with small squares cut from a sheet that was covering Manson in the morgue. Cost is $100. Freeman says he has sold half of his goal and has had customers from Australia, Argentina and Scotland. ÂIÂm giving a historical moment out to people at a reasonable price,ÂŽ Freeman said.MANSONFROM PAGE 1 FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A Florida school district is looking into claims that a Marjory 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 following the mass shooting at their school. Kashuv tweeted that three students told him Pittman said ÂKyle is acting like the next Hitler.ÂŽ Kashuv had complained about being questioned by school security after posting photos holding an AR-15 assault riÂ”e at a gun range. The paper says Pittman then tweeted that Âyou donÂt have to be the sharpest tack in the boxÂŽ to understand why authorities might ask questions following a school shooting. Broward Schools spokeswoman Nadine Drew says theyÂre reviewing the matter.School district reviews claim teacher called student HitlerTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS JENNIFER LETT/ SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL VIA APThis March 10 photo, Marjory Stoneman DouglasÂ History teacher, Greg Pittman takes part of the Walk for Solidarity at North Community Park in Parkland, on Saturday March 10. The school district is looking into claims that Pittman said a student was acting like Adolf Hitler.
Monday, April 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.com Vergne holds off di GrassiVanDam takes lead in Elite eventHamilton wins after teammateÂs misfortuneAudi drivers make up ground but fall short at endBottas sees victory slip away after punctured tireIn round eight of the Formula E electric racing series in Paris, Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt again electriÂ“ed the crowd with spectacular Â“ghtbacks. After a difÂ“cult qualifying, the two Audi drivers made up a total of eleven positions in the race. Di Grassi Â“nished runner-up for the third consecutive time, Abt advanced from 14th on the grid to seventh position. ÂWhat a race in Paris,ÂŽ said Team Principal Allan McNish. ÂEspecially the last lap was very intensive. We saw brilliant Â“ghtbacks by Lucas and Daniel. Daniel is my driver of the day. In a pre-race meeting he said that heÂs able to overtake in Paris even though everyone says that thatÂs impossible. He kept his word. ItÂs a shame that BuemiÂs rough maneuver at the end cost him places. Lucas was again very strong with second and another fastest lap.ÂŽ Jean-Eric Vergne extended his points lead with the victory. In free practice in the morning, reigning champion di Grassi managed to set a new track record on the city street circuit near the Eiffel Tower. His teammate, Daniel Abt, was only a little slower. However, in qualifying, both drivers at relatively low track temperatures had difÂ“culties getting the tires to work optimally. Di Grassi missed the ÂSuper PoleÂŽ of the top Â“ve by a razor-thin margin of 0.005 seconds. Abt was only three tenths of a second slower. Because of the extremely Â“erce competition in Formula E, the German ended up in 14th position Â„ on a track on which overtaking is considered to be particularly difÂ“cult. As on many other occasions this season, both Audi drivers subsequently managed to fully use the potential of the Audi e-tron FE04. Abt in the Â“rst half overtook seven competitors. Shortly before the end of the race, he used the Fanboost to overtake former champion Sbastien Buemi in his Renault. On the last lap, the Swiss forced the issue and pushed past Abt again. ÂThe grid positions were a little disappointing, but in the race I had good overtaking maneuvers,ÂŽ Abt said. ÂI hope the fans enjoyed the show. Unfortunately, I still lost a position on the last lap because my Âbest friendÂ Buemi felt that he had to divebomb me in the chicane. Thanks also for the Fanboost that came in handy today. Next time, we need to do better in qualifying and then thereÂll be a trophy again too.ÂŽ Di Grassi made up one position at the start. In the Â“rst half of the race, he saved so much energy that GROVE, Oklahoma Â„ After catching his heaviest limit of the tournament, bass Â“shing superstar Kevin VanDam produced Â“ve bass that weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces to take the lead at the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Grand Lake OÂ the Cherokees. Not only was SaturdayÂs limit of largemouth VanDamÂs biggest of his week, it was his third limit exceeding the magical 20-pound mark Â„ a benchmark in professional bass Â“shing. His three-day total is 64-13. With one more round remaining in the four-day Elite tournament, the bass Â“shing legend is looking to add to his already astounding record of 24 titles on the Bassmaster tournament trail, including four Bassmaster Classic wins and seven Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year awards. With $100,000 on the line for Â“rst place, and win No. 25 for the Kalamazoo, Mich., resident, VanDam is conÂ“dent his Â“shing areas are only getting better. ÂItÂs going to take another bag of 20 pounds or better to win this thing,ÂŽ he said. ÂI think where IÂve spent my time this week has the right Â“sh, but as the standings will show, the other top 12 anglers are also catching them. IÂm not comfortable yet.ÂŽ The top 12 battled it out for the win on Sunday. ÂEach of us are focusing on spawning bass,ÂŽ VanDam said. ÂAnd with the weather and moon phase both factors, the spots are reloading by the hour. The bass are fat and very healthy looking Â„ plus I feel like my pattern is only getting stronger.ÂŽ Most anglers arenÂt usually willing to reveal their tactics until the tournament is over, but if the worldÂs greatest bass angler is conÂ“dent, history indicates that big things will happen. And thatÂs what makes him the most feared angler on the planet. Bassmaster rookie Roy Hawk of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Â“nished in second place at the Â“rst tournament of the year on Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama. That was his Â“rst appearance on the Elite Series. Saturday he weighed 24-12 to push is threeday total to 61-9. Hawk started Â“nal round of FerrariÂs Sebastian Vettel had looked on course for this third win of the season in Baku on Sunday. Then the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen collided late on, the Safety Car was deployed and everything changed. Valtteri Bottas made his sole pit stop for Mercedes Â„ it gave him the lead and when the unfortunate Vettel tried to overtake at Turn 1 on the restart, the German out-braked himself and instantly dropped out of the podium places. But within a lap, Bottas was also robbed of victory after running over debris and picking up a puncture Â„ it handed the win to teammate Lewis Hamilton, whose triumph over Kimi Raikkonen gave him the championship lead, as Force India also celebrated with an unexpected podium for Sergio Perez. Vettel trailed home fourth, ahead of RenaultÂs Carlos Sainz, with rookie Charles Leclerc an incredible sixth for Sauber Â„ his Â“rst F1 points. The McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne were seventh and ninth, split by WilliamsÂ Lance Stroll, with Toro RossoÂs Brendon Hartley getting his maiden point as he completed the top 10. There had been drama from the off at the race start, with Force IndiaÂs SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN AUDI COMMUNICATIONS MOTORSPORT PHOTOThe No. 1 Audi e-tron FE04 driven by Lucas di Grassi.MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT PHOTOLewis Hamilton races on his way to winning the Azerbaijan GP on Sunday. LOCAL SPORTSBranch, Vargas headed to stateAvon Park standouts both qualify for state in pair of eventsAvon ParkÂs dynamic duo of Emily Vargas and Dylan Branch are both heading to the Class 2A state track and Â“eld championships after Â“nishing in the top four in both the 800 and 1,600 meters in the Class 2A-Region 3 meet. Vargas was fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:24.26 and third in the 1,600 in 5:21.43, while Branch placed third in the 800 in 1:58.70 and was fourth in the 1,600 in 4:30.93. The Class 2A state meet takes place Friday and Saturday at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The 800 will take place Friday and the 1,600 will be held on Saturday. Dahquan Braswell placed 15th in the boys discus and rebounded with a solid sixth-place Â“nish in the shot put with a distance of 44-0.5 feet. Montrae Braswell placed sixth in the 200 with a time of 23.20/ The Red DevilsÂ boys relay team of James Beck, Montrae Braswell, Jyqwan Rooks and James Satine placed eighth in 44.12, while the girls 4-by-800 relay team of Adriana Hernandez, Amy Schlosser, Kirsten Oca and Vargas were seventh in 10:50.83. For Lake Placid, Gabriel Swenson placed eighth in the pole vault, with teammate William Schendel right behind in ninth, Joshua Martin was 12th in the triple jump and Conner Diefendorf was ninth in the shot put. Raely Matthews was 10th in the girls shot put. In the Class 3A-Region 2 meet, SebringÂs boys 4-by-100 relay team placed seventh. The team of Rafael Smith, Norris Taylor, Ty Dellop and Raymar Thomas qualiÂ“ed sixth with a time of 43.92 and bettered that in the actual race with a time of 43.51. Wade Gilbert placed 11th in the pole vault and Johneisha Rowe placed eighth in the girls long.HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SPORTS STAFF OLGA BAEZ PHOTOAvon ParkÂs Emily Vargas, left, and Dylan Branch, here after qualifying for the state cross country meet, both qualied for the Class 2A state track and eld meet in two events each. HAMILTON | 10 SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S. PHOTOKevin VanDam gets a bite in the Bassmaster Elite event on Grand Lake OÂ the Cherokees. VANDAMELITE | 10 AUDI | 10
A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com competition in second place yet again. ÂMy pattern hasnÂt changed much this week,ÂŽ Hawk said. ÂEach day IÂve narrowed down the most productive water, and the Â“sh have been getting bigger. Of course, everything will have to go perfectly tomorrow if IÂm going to win.ÂŽ Hawk said he was implementing several different techniques, and one of those in particular was catching the larger Â“sh. ÂI dialed in on that pattern, and weighed my biggest limit of the week. I donÂt think thatÂs an accident, and I plan to do the same thing again tomorrow.ÂŽ After leading FridayÂs second round of competition, Brandon Lester fell back to third place with a three-day total of 60-15. ÂI didnÂt catch as many Â“sh today, and they werenÂt as big,ÂŽ said Lester. ÂI spent too much time Â“shing water I caught Â“sh from the past couple days. I learned something valuable today, and tomorrow I am going to focus on new water.ÂŽ A late-day cull helped keep Lester in contention, and it revealed a potentially new pattern. AlabamaÂs Bill Weidler is currently leading the $1,500 Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award, thanks to a heavy 7-3 largemouth bass he caught during ThursdayÂs opening round of competition.ELITEFROM PAGE 9 he was able to drive two laps longer than the front runners. After a quick pit stop by Team Audi Sport ABT SchaefÂ”er, the Brazilian advanced to fourth position. With a series of fastest laps he closed the gap to the front runners, overtook Rome winner Sam Bird as well as Andr Lotterer on the last lap who had been running in second position up to that point. ÂThat was an incredible race and an extremely tough one,ÂŽ said di Grassi following his third second place in succession and his 23rd podium in total in the electric racing series. ÂIn the Â“rst part of the race, I saved energy. In the second part, I was able to go for all-out attack and clinch the trophy for second place. IÂm overjoyed!ÂŽ In front of the eyes of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, Audi Sport ABT SchaefÂ”er improved to third position in the teamsÂ standings of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Lucas di Grassi advanced to Â“fth position in the driversÂ classiÂ“cation and before AudiÂs round on home soil in Berlin on May 19 is ranked two points ahead of his teammate Daniel Abt.AUDIFROM PAGE 9 AUDI COMMUNICATIONS MOTORSPORTDriver Lucas di Grassi Âhigh vesÂ his crew after placing second in the Paris E-Prix. Esteban Ocon and WilliamsÂ Sergey Sirotkin both eliminated Â… Ocon went into the wall after contact with Raikkonen as the Ferrari tried to pass at Turn 3, while Sirotkin ran into the rear of the sister Force India of Perez, before getting pinched between AlonsoÂs McLaren and Nico HulkenbergÂs Renault. As Alonso limped back to the pits with two punctures, the Safety Car was sent out to allow the stricken cars and debris to be cleared. It returned to the pits at the end of lap 5, and then for most of the afternoon pole-sitter Vettel was very much in control, in front of Bottas and Hamilton. Behind the leading trio an enthralling cat-andmouse battle between Verstappen and Sainz for P4 began to light up proceedings. The Red Bull prevailed initially to hold the position, but it wasnÂt long before Sainz came out on top, picking off Verstappen down the pit straight to move into the top four. In a further blow to Red Bull, Nico Hulkenberg then breezed past Ricciardo and Verstappen to move into P5, in what was shaping up to be a very good afternoon for Renault. The German, however, went from hero to zero when a lap 12 lock-up sent him crashing out of the race Â„ the second year in a row he has suffered that fate. By this stage, VettelÂs lead over Hamilton was just over three seconds. The Briton admitted prior to this race that Mercedes lacked pace this weekend, but the Silver Arrow was keeping within sight of the Prancing Horse. Behind the race leaders, the Red Bulls continued to squabble for P5. They Â“rst made contact on lap 14, with Verstappen refusing to give team mate Ricciardo last yearÂs Baku winner any space and the pair were close to driving each other off the track on numerous occasions. They came out unscathed this time, but that wasnÂt the end of the tale. Hamilton, meanwhile, was continuing to chase down Vettel and the question became who would roll the dice Â“rst and pit in what was expected to be a onestop race Â… Mercedes or Ferrari? In the end it was the world champion who was Â“rst to come in, returning to the track in P3 ahead of Verstappen. Vettel was then brought in seven laps later, shod with soft tires. That allowed Bottas to lead the way, with Mercedes opting to keep the Finn out for as long as possible. Disaster then struck for Red Bull, when a frustrated Ricciardo clattered into the back of Verstappen as he tried to slipstream past on the run to Turn 1. The Dutchman appeared to have the inside line, and the Australian ploughed into the rear of his team mate, with wreckage everywhere. Technical chief Adrian Newey walked away from the pit wall in disgust. So, would this turn the race in MercedesÂ favor? The Safety Car was deployed again, giving the Silver Arrows an opportune chance to put both Bottas, in for his Â“rst stop, and Hamilton on fresh ultrasoft tires. Ferrari also replicated that strategy with Vettel putting Bottas into the lead. There was one Â“nal piece of drama, though. With victory seemingly his, Bottas ran over a piece of debris on the track, suffering a puncture and allowing Hamilton to cruise to his Â“rst Grand Prix victory this season.HAMILTONFROM PAGE 9 MERCEDES-AMG MOTORSPORT PHOTOLewis Hamilton celebrates after winning SundayÂs Formula 1 race. 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CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDE SECTION B Monday, April 30, 2018 About Eyes. Contrary to popular belief, some people can keep their eyes open when they sneeze! Also, green is the rarest eye color to have. About that Trick Knee. Some of you have a trick knee (or shoulder) that can predict weather. Basically, you can tell when bad weather or a storm is coming with one of our bum joints. As the barometric or atmospheric pressure drops (before a storm), tissues in joints expand a little bit, and your knee or shoulder may feel it and alert you by experiencing pain. About Spinach. Some nutritionists still recommend spinach for people who have iron-deÂ“ciency anemia due to the iron content. Even Popeye made it famous for building up muscles. But the fact is that the iron content isnÂt as high as you were told. It was mistakenly reported as 35 grams instead of 3.5 grams per serving, due to a printing error where the decimal point got moved. The chemist made a mistake in 1870 and itÂs still being perpetuated. About #2. Pushing out waste in the wee hours of the morning doesnÂt happen because we have sophisticated neurons in our gut that follow our 24 hour circadian rhythm. The bladder however, is only so big, and you might not be able to hold urine for 6 hours while youÂre sleeping. About Burping. Also termed eructation, this is just your body expelling gas through your mouth. Most people burp between 8 and 20 times a day. ItÂs not objectionable to burp out loud after eating a meal in certain parts of China, India and a small island in the Middle East. About Amnesia. This occasionally happens after mind-blowing sex, and luckily itÂs temporary. People can lose their immediate memories. ItÂs clinically termed ÂTransient Global AmnesiaÂŽ and it can also occur after strenuous activity like vigorously exercising, jumping into hot water or a brain injury. About Hair. The color grey is a neutral tone between black and white and it really just appears due to the absence of color in the hair shaft. While itÂs not a hard-fast rule, blondes have more hair on their heads than redheads, however each hair shaft is thinner in diameter. Redheads on the other hand, tend to have thicker hair shafts and less hair. Hair grows faster when you sleep. About Your Tongue. Like that unique Â“ngerprint, you also have your own tongue print. The average tongue has thousands of taste buds. About Your Ticker. A human heart will beat about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. By the way, a football weighs just slightly more than your heart. About Kissing. It lowers cortisol which is a stress hormone known to inÂ”ame the body. So kissing is a natural anti-inÂ”ammatory. And get this, while I wouldnÂt call it romantic, itÂs still interestingÂƒ the longest kiss on record goes to a Thai couple who locked lips for a 58 hours and 35 minutes! Eeew. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of ÂThe 24-Hour PharmacistÂ and ÂReal Solutions.Â For more information, visit www.suzycohen.com.This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.Health myths you think are true Dear PharmacistSUZY COHEN ThereÂs an irony at the heart of the treatment of high blood pressure. The malady itself often has no symptoms, yet the medicines to treat it Â„ and to prevent a stroke or heart attack later Â„ can make people feel crummy. ÂItÂs not that you donÂt want to take it, because you know itÂs going to help you. But itÂs the getting used to it,ÂŽ said Sharon Fulson, a customer service representative from Nashville, Tenn., who is trying to monitor and control her hypertension. The daily pills Fulson started taking last year make her feel groggy and nervous. Other people on the drugs report dizziness, nausea and diarrhea, and men, in particular, can have trouble with arousal. ÂAll of these side effects are worse than the high blood pressure,ÂŽ Fulson said. Research shows roughly half of patients donÂt take their high blood pressure medicine as they should, even though heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. For many unfortunate people, their Â“rst symptom of high blood pressure is a catastrophic cardiac event. ThatÂs why hypertension is called the Âsilent killer.ÂŽ A drug test is now available that can Â”ag whether a patient is actually taking the prescribed medication. The screening, which requires a urine sample, is meant to spark a more truthful conversation between patient and Drug test spurs frank talk between hypertension patients, doctorsBy BLAKE FARMERNASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO (TNS)ÂI think there are a lot of times where youÂre questioning in your mind whether someone has taken their medicine or not.ÂŽÂ„ Dr. Thomas Johnson Centennial Medical Center, Nashville DRUG | 10You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. BushÂs hospitalization a day after his wifeÂs funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partnerÂs health clearly affects the otherÂs. A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome. Some studies also have found that people are more likely to die soon after losing a longtime spouse. But often the timing is mere coincidence, and Âbroken heartÂŽ speculation just fuels a neat narrative when the problem is unsurprising in an older person with underlying health issues. In any case, the death of a loved one is a dangerous time for the surviving spouse, said Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical After a death, how much can Âbroken heartÂ hurt survivors?By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER HEART | 10 NEW YORK (AP) Â„ The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but itÂs only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. About 1 in 59 U.S. children were identiÂ“ed as having autism in 2014, according to a Thursday report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focused on 8-year-old children. ThatÂs up from 1 in 68 children in both 2010 and 2012. White children are diagnosed with autism more often than black or Hispanic children, but the gap has closed dramatically. Autism used to be 20 percent higher in white kids than black children, and that difference shrank to 10 percent. The gap between white and Hispanic kids shrank from 50 percent to 20 percent. That increased recognition in minority kids is likely a big reason for the overall increase, CDC researchers said. The causes of autism arenÂt well understood, and itÂs not clear if other factors might also be at play Â„ like, for example, more couples having babies later in life, said Thomas Report: More kids have autismBy MIKE STOBBEAP MEDICAL WRITERBetter diagnosis may be the reason AP FILE PHOTOIn this Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 le photo, Megan Krail helps a 4-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder practice trick-or-tre ating at The University of Texas at DallasÂ Callier Center for Communication Disorders preschool class in Dallas. According to a report by t he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday the estimate of ho w common autism is again going up slightly, after seeming to leve l o for a couple of years. COURTESY PHOTOThe government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but itÂs only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. AUTISM | 10
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Surgery was revolutionized by the introduction of ether for human surgery in 1846. Prior to that surgery had to be done quickly and, as a result, often with little Â“nesse. Ether allowed the surgeon to emphasize precision over speed. However ether was not without risk as it was difÂ“cult to measure the dose and there was no way to monitor the patientÂs response. Regional anesthesia (think spinal) that numbs all or part of a limb was introduced at the turn of the last century. For limb surgeries this was often a safer alternative to the general anesthetics of the time. The nerves for the arm exit the neck, go under the collarbone and form a net. The three main trunks that become the nerves in the forearm, wrist and hand run through the axilla (armpit) in a tunnel with the artery. Feeling for the pulse of the artery helps locate the nerves. Then a shot in the armpit of local anesthetic makes everything below the elbow numb. In 1884, William Halstead, best known for his insistence on strict antisepsis in surgery, learned of the anesthetic properties of cocaine from a report by Karl Koller. He and his students injected their own peripheral nerves and found it to be an excellent, if addicting local anesthetic. He did the Â“rst axillary block, opening the skin so he could see the brachial plexus before injecting it with cocaine, achieving excellent anesthesia in the arm. In 1911 G. HirschÂ“eld reported an axillary block done by injecting the nerves through the skin. In 1959 P.J. Burnham published a paper on the axillary block, and its safety and effectiveness made it very popular. It became the most widely used regional anesthetic in hand, wrist and forearm surgery. The usefulness was demonstrated to me one winter when I was a resident in Augusta, Georgia. It snowed, the snow melted a little and refroze over night. The next morning many unfortunate Augustans went to get their morning papers, slipped on the invisible ice and fell breaking wrists. We were able to use this block in the emergency room to numb the wrists, put the bones back in place and put the arms in casts safely and painlessly. In 1970, Alon Winnie described the interscalene block This is done by injecting in the neck above the collarbone and is very useful for shoulder surgery. Local anesthetics have improved. We now have some that last up to 24 hours, allowing the patient to go home after surgery with very little pain. Leaving a catheter in to add more anesthetic has been tried but has a lot of complications. Locating the nerves for an injection has also become easier. Nerve stimulators and ultrasound can be used by the anesthesia doctor to locate the nerve more accurately. The cutting and manipulating of surgery causes the nerves to send pain signals to the brain. In general anesthesia the brain is ÂasleepÂŽ and does not process the information. In regional anesthesia, the signals are blocked from reaching the brain. A study at Columbia University showed that patients who had shoulder surgery with regional anesthesia had less postop pain than those with general anesthetics. One theory is that the pain pathways were blocked and never opened with regional anesthesia so they cannot get Âstuck openÂŽ and continue to relay pain to the brain, leading to not only less post-op pain but also to the development of fewer chronic pain syndromes after regional anesthesia. Besides being concerned about shots in the neck or armpit many patients worry about being aware in the operating room. If the area being operated on is numb, it takes very little to relax the rest of the patient. Patients who have had general anesthesia and regional with sleeping medicines tell me that both feel the same to them. The big difference is that at the end of the procedure, the patient wakes up, but the operative limb stays asleep. This allows the patient to get home, get comfortable and to take pain medicine to stay ahead of the pain. There is also less nausea, operating times and less time spent in the hospital. In older patients there are some studies that suggest older patients have fewer complications with regional anesthesia. If your surgeon suggests that you get a shot in the armpit or the neck to numb you for your surgery, remember that this is a very effective and in experienced hands safe technique with many advantages for you. Dr Diana Carr is an orthopedist specializing in hand and shoulder. She practices in Sebring.You want to stick me where? Guest ColumnistDIANA CARR Yoga is natural for children as their mind and bodies are Â”exible and able to Â”ow into various poses. Many children in India learn yoga very young as part of their daily life activities and maintain a lifelong practice that re-enforces self-acceptance and development of their natural abilities. In the Eastern cultural environment, children and adults can comfortably sit/eat and chat while in a deep squat. Their bodies are shaped by their practice. Introducing a yoga practice to children at a very young age, accompanied by parents, awakens the family to unity, calmness and way to focus on positive energy and growth. Learning how to perform yoga poses together, parents and children support each otherÂs growth, self-awareness and self-acceptance. As a childÂs body grows, parents can re-afÂ“rm through a family yoga practice pro-active healthy breathing habits to reduce anxiety and create positive attitudes towards self, life and others. Yoga is non-competitive and teaches each person to grow from where they are, doing what the body is ready to do at different stages. As the family practices together, family members grow in their own light of awareness, supporting each other with praise and positive critical feedback. As the family unit ages together at different stages in the life process, yoga teaches each person that they can always come into their own individual yoga practice as a refuge from a chaotic world, simply by unrolling the yoga mat or mentally doing so anywhere. Yoga travels inside of the individual. With all the swirl of schedules, activities, school, work, family chores and friends, a childrenÂs own inner reÂ”ection may become blurred. Who am I? What is my identity/inner-talent? On the inward journey of yoga, the focus is on awakening potential and talent from within. Parents can reinforce a childÂs self-image by practicing yoga together and providing encouragement. Perhaps a special family yoga retreat can take place at a cabin in the woods, on the beach on a mild afternoon or with friends in the back yard or park, enjoying the camaraderie of each other as all move forward with fun and laughter doing yoga. Yoga is a way to brighten young children and parentsÂlives by reinforcing a positive, self-awareness of each otherÂs talents and participating in each otherÂs individual growth. LetÂs Practice: ÂDownward DogÂŽ With everyone seated comfortably, legs crossed or extended on a yoga mat, begin by closing the eyes and everyone taking three deep breaths, inhaling/exhaling slowly through the nose while picturing a beautiful scene. Next, Â“nd some pictures in a book of various yoga poses. Yoga Magazine is a good source of poses performed by yoga teachers/ practitioners. Study the poseÂDownward DogÂŽ to start. Next, elect a group leader for the practice and everyone study the ÂDownward DogÂŽ picture. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com We have all been in the situation where someone seems to be yelling. You are sitting in the restaurant enjoying your dinner, or trying to, and then out of nowhere someone is talking so loud that you canÂt help but wonder what in the heck is going on. You canÂt help but look over but all you see is a lady screaming at what seems like the top of her lungs ... to the person sitting across the table. Hmm ... Maybe you are sitting in church and very clearly you can hear a man announcing where he wants to go to lunch. Oh geez, and you crank your head to see who it is. Oddly, the gentleman is leaning into his wifeÂs ear but yet he is still almost shouting. Why? Why do they feel the need to speak so loudly? DonÂt they think that it is rude? Well, there are a few reasons why some people speak louder than others. How we speak may be contributed by our biology, age, culture and our hearing ability. The larger our larynx, the thicker the vocal chords, the louder we speak. These biological parts are bigger in men and therefore typically menÂs voices are stronger than womenÂs. When we age, our bodies get stiffer and it makes it more difÂ“cult for us to function. Vocal chords that stiffen will not vibrate as quickly as when we are young. This makes our voices quieter and sometimes we over correct by speaking too loud. Culture can also play a factor. Some families are big and loud; itÂs not a bad thing, just cultural. Another reason someone may be talking too loud for the environment is that they have a hearing loss. When we hear, we hear through the skull or bone and we also hear sounds externally as it enters our ear canals and vibrates the eardrums. If we get a hearing loss, not only do you not hear other peopleÂs voices at a comfortable level, you also donÂt hear your voice as it projects out into the air, at a normal level. To compensate for this deÂ“cit, we speak up. Typically, the more severe the hearing loss, the louder we will speak. We are trying to make our voice sound Ânormal.ÂŽ The only problem is that it is very difÂ“cult to modulate our voice if we have no idea how loud we are talking to begin with. If you or a loved one is speaking too loud, then it is time for a hearing evaluation. If there is a hearing loss, then wearing hearing instruments will help to put the voice back into proper range. Everyone over the age of 50 should have a hearing evaluation as a part of your medical history. To hear better is to live better. Roseann B. Kiefer, B.A., BC-HIS, is owner of Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. Sebring, Fla. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Always talk to your doctor before following any medical advice or starting a diet or exercise program.Why are they yelling? Roseann KieferHEARING MATTERS New studies are showing a relation between the Meibomian glands and dry eyes. Meibomian glands make the oil component of tears. This oil should be clear and Â”ow easily out of the gland but in some individuals the oil becomes cloudy and thickens, making it difÂ“cult to Â”ow out of the glands. There are special devices that are designed to heat and massage the glands to help restore normal Â”ow. These devices are expensive and time consuming for the patient and more studies are needed to see how effective they are. Knowing this, I encourage patients with dry eye symptoms to use hot compresses on the lids as hot as you can stand for 20 minutes so that the clogged oil in the gland will melt. Afterwards, with your Â“nger, apply mild pressure on the top lid and slide your Â“nger down. On the bottom lid apply pressure on the bottom of the lid and slide your Â“nger up. This helps to express the oil form the Meibomian glands and to start the free Â”ow of oil again. Try to incorporate this procedure into your daily cleaning hygiene. We are starting to see dry eye in younger patients that use mobile devices. The theory is we blink less frequently when using these devices. This leads to an increase in the evaporation of the aqueous part of our tears. Eventually this causes an increase in inÂ”ammation which contributes to the destruction of our Meibomian and Lacrimal glands and leads to dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is complicated and there is no instant cure. With the above management levels that I have shared in this column, and your direct participation, most of your dry eye symptoms hopefully will be relieved. Dr. Corkins served as a captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and still has a passion for aviation. He is currently building a Glasair III high performance, retractable gear airplane.Dealing with dry eyes: Part III ColumnistDR. WILLIAM CORKINS Top grilled chicken with baby greens for a surprisingly different dinner. In this recipe baby greens, also known as Â“eld greens or mesclun, are sauted with garlic as a colorful topping for chicken. If you canÂt Â“nd the baby greens in the supermarket, you can use a soft lettuce such as bib. Sauting the greens for a minute enhances the Â”avor while retaining some of its crunch. Potatoes usually take about 20 minutes to saute. I microwave them Â“rst and then saut them in the same skillet used for the chicken. It saves cooking and washing up time. Helpful Hints: Any type of waxy potato such as yellow or creamers can be used. Use a resealable plastic bag for marinating. To turn meat over, simply Â”ip over the bag. It, also, saves washing a bowl. The heat is up to you. Add more cayenne if you like the potatoes really hot. Countdown: Marinate chicken. Prepare remaining ingredients. Microwave potatoes. Saute chicken. Saute potatoes using same skillet as chicken. 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Monday, April 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES Newspaper Notice: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVI RONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) GIVES NOTICE OF ITS INTENT TO ISSUE A PERMIT MODIFICATION UNDER SECTION 403.722, FLORID A STATUTES (F.S.), AND CHAPTERS 62-4 A ND 62-730 OF THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (F.A.C.) TO Avon Park A ir Force Range. This permit relates to A von Park Air Force Range, 29 South Boulevard, Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida 33825, facility number FL8 572 128 587 and is issued as part of FDEPÂs hazardous waste management program, authorized pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery A ct and the Hazardous and Solid Waste A mendments (RCRA/HSWA). The draft permit modification contains the conditions for corrective action per mit modification Permit 038564-HF 006. The permit modification is to modify Corrective Action at Avon Park A ir Force RangeÂs site at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida. Copies of the application and the draft permit modification are available for public inspection during normal busi ness hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at FDEP, Southwest Distric t Office, 13501 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace and at Division of Waste Management, Permitting & Compliance Assistance Program, Bob Mart inez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850) 245-8783. And at Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program, Division of Waste Management, Bob Martinez Office Building, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 2400, (850) 245-8783 Project Man agerÂs Telephone Number. Electronic copies of the application and draft permit can be accessed in the Depart mentÂs OCULUS data system located at http://dwmedms.dep.state.fl.us/Ocu lus/servlet/login. A person whose substantial interests are or will be affected by the Intent to Issue may petition for an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition m ust contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in FDEPÂs Office of General Counsel, A gency Clerk, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahas see, Florida 32399-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Petitions filed by the permit applicant and any parties entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed w ithin 45 days of receipt of the Intent. Petitions filed by any other persons must be filed within 45 days of publicat ion of this notice or receipt of the Int ent, whichever occurs first. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petit ion to the applicant at the address in dicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within this time period shall constitute a waiver of that personÂs right to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Any subse q uent intervention (in a proceeding ini tiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the DepartmentÂs action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name, address, any email address, telephone number and facsimile number of each petitioner, the applicant's name, address, any email address, the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed; (b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department's action or proposed action; (c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial inter ests are affected by the Department's action or proposed action; (d) A state ment of all material facts disputed b y petitioner, or a statement that there are no disputed facts; (e) A statement of facts which petitioner contends warran t reversal or modification of the Department's action or proposed action; (f) A statement of which rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's ac tion or proposed action; and (g) A state ment of the relief sought by petitioner, stating precisely the action petitione r wants the Department to take with re spect to the Department's action o r proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the ma terial facts on which the DepartmentÂs action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as se t forth above, as required by Rule 28 106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the DepartmentÂs final ac tion may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be af fected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements se t forth above. Any person may request a public meet ing regarding the proposed permitting decision pursuant to Section LEGAL NOTICES 4 03 .7 22( 1 0) F. S A request f or a pub lic meeting is not equivalent to a re quest for a formal or informal administrative hearing. Public meeting s are not evidentiary in nature, and infor mation submitted at a public meeting is f or non-binding consideration only. A public meeting is not subject to court or appellate review. A request for a public meeting must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel, A gency Clerk, within 45 days of publication of this notice. The 45 day comment period begins on April 30, 2018 and will end on June 13, 2018. Failur e to file a request for a public meeting within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such a person may have to request a meeting under Section 403.722(10), F.S. Mediation is not available in this pro ceeding. April 30, 2018 NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018 CA 000053 Y ANAPUMA, A NEVADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Plaintiff, vs. LOURDES PINEDO, et al. Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION; CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY TO: Lourdes Pinedo, 15421 S W 80th Street, Apt 206 Miami, FL 33193 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Highlands County: Lot 13, in Block 123 and Lot 21, in Block 120 of LEISURE LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, according to the Plat thereof as recorded i n Plat Book 7, Pages 25 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida and Lot 14, Block 123, Leisure Lakes Section 11, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat B ook 7, Page 25 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq., Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, P laintiffÂs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of first Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintifffÂs attor ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against y ou and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Default Date: May 11, 2018 DATED on March 27, 2018 ROBERT W GERMAINE, CLER K CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance DEPUTY CLERK April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 NOTICE OFAUCTION19 N O TI C E O F DI S P OS ITI O N ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF TO AN AUCTIONEER ON MAY 15, 2018 AT 10:00 AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAMEUNIT NUMBER Morgan Beasley 232 Jessica Dewolfe 137 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATIS FY LANDLORDÂS LIEN MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN CASH. April 23, 30, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2017-CP-0531 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF LINDA CORMIER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration Ad Litem of the Estate of Linda Cormier, deceased, whose date of death was August 27, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Cour t for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The name and address of theAdministrator Ad Litem are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 mands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first date of publication of this notice is April 30, 2018. A dministrator Ad Litem / s/ Jessica Carrier J essica Carrier, Esquire Carrier Law Firm, P.A. 1990 Main Street, Suite 750 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Florida Bar No: 582891 1-800-596-3877 1-941-225-4011 April 30; May 7, 2018 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: PC18-179 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN STEVENS SMITH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of J OHN STEVENS SMITH, deceased, File Number PC18-179, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of t his notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL B E FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 30, 2018. Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Julie Blevins JULIE BLEVINS /s/ Chandra Blofeld CHANDRA BLOFELD Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: / s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 2557 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863) 385-5188 F. (863) 471-1111 Florida Bar No. 620610 email@example.com April 30; May 7, 2018 NOTICE OF HEARING24 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C HEARIN G NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE HEARING NO. P&Z 2030 The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, proposed to adopt the following by Resolution: RESOLUTION NO. 17-18-____ A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL ZONING ATLAS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Amendment No. P&Z 2030 Resolution 17-18-_____, by the Highlands County Board of County Commission ers on the 15t h day of May, 2018 beginning at 9: 00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County CommissionersÂ Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The County of Highlands will consider a change to the Official Zoning Atlas f rom B-2 (Limited Business District) to B-3 (Business District) within the area described as follows: An approximate 2.47 acre parcel located south of Sun N Lake Blvd., on the west side of US 27 N; the addresses being 5501 & 5585 US 27 N, Sebring, Florida; and legally described as follows: A parcel of land lying in Block 475, Unit 23, Sun Ân Lake Estates of Se bring, as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 28, public records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly de scribed as follows: Beginning at the northeast block corner of Block 475, Unit 23, Sun ÂN Lake Estates of Sebring, said corner being on a point on the westerly right of way line of U.S. No. 27 for a point of beginning; thence run southerly along said westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 South 18 degrees 02Â00ÂÂ east, 100.0 feet; thence run south 71 degrees 58Â00ÂÂ west, 430.0 feet; thence run north 18 degrees 02Â00ÂÂ west, 100.0 feet to the northwest block corner of Block 475; thence run north 71 degrees 58Â00ÂÂ east, 430.0 feet to the point of beginning. AND that parcel of land lying in NOTICE OF HEARING24 Block 475, S un ÂN Lake Estates o f S ebring, Unit 23, acccording to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 28, public records of High lands County, Florida, more particularlyd escribed as follows: Beginning at the northeast block coner of Block 475, Sun ÂN Lake Estates of Sebring, Unit 23, said corner being a point on t he westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 27, thence run southerly along said westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 27, south 18 degrees 02Â00ÂÂ east, 100.0 feet for a point of beginning; thence continue southerl y along said westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 27, south 18 degrees 02Â00ÂÂ east, 150.0 feet; thence run south 71 degrees 58Â00ÂÂ west, 430.0 feet; thence run north 18 degrees 02Â00ÂÂ west, 150.0 feet; thence run north 71 degrees 58Â00ÂÂ east, 430.0 feet to the point of beginning, Highlands County, Florida. A copy of this notice is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the Office of the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners at the Highlands County Government Cent er, 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public at the Highlands County Zoning Department, 501 South Commerce Avenue, Suite 2, Sebring, Florida 33870, betweeen the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, exc ept holidays. Inquiries or written testimony should be directed to Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, at this address or by phone at (863)402-6638. Photocopies may be obtained at this lcoation for fifteen cents ($0.15) per page. Please reference the Hearing N umber when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME A ND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND T HAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEED INGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVI DENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE UPON THE BASIS OF ANY INDIVIDUALÂS DISABILITY STATUS. THIS NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY INVOLVES EVERY ASPECT OF THE BOARDÂS FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING ONEÂS ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION, EMPLOYMENT OR TREATMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES. ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE A MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES AC T OR SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, SHOULD CONTACT MS. PAMELA ROGERS, ADA COORDINATOR, A T 863-402-6509 (VOICE), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 711, OR BY E-MAIL: PROGERS@HBCC.ORG REQUEST FOR CART OR INTERPRETER S ERVICES SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT COORDINATION OF THE SERVICE. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA R. Greg Harris, Chairman A TTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk April 30; May 5, 2018 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! NOTICE OF MEETING26 PUBLI C N O TI C E Florida School Board Association, Inc. (FSBA) Summer Conference Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay 2900 Bayport Drive Tampa, FL Members of the School Board of Highlands County, Florida may be attending the FSBA Summer Conference June 12 15, 2018. The purpose of travel is to attend conferences and workshops offered. Board members may be traveling to and from the conference together. Marlene Welborn Executive Secretary School Board of Highlands County Ph. 863-471-5565 April 30, 2018 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY 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% BuyerÂs Premium Day of Sale. Balance due at 30 d ay closing. Preview 1/2 hour prior to saleRoger Jacobson, 772-201-0279www.JacobsonAuction.com 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. $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 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 Lakefront Home for Rent2000 sf home. $1,200/mo. 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Mike863-243-9191www.Mylakeplacid.com 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 S ebring~ new completely re modeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabi nets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT1340 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 A R C ADIA 55 acre parcel w/ lake for rent or sale. Water, electric, and septic on site. Need your OWN 5th wheel or mobile home. $725/mo. or $299K Call 239-693-7270. 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Now HiringDelivery Driver/ Warehouse Personnel Tues.Â…Sat. 8a-5p.Must have valid Drivers Lic. Heavy lifting required. Benefits available. Apply in person or email resume travis@turnerfurniture online.com
B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, April 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com HELPWANTED2001 ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR Position VacanciesAccounting Adult Basic Ed (Substitute) Business Administrative Carpentry Clinical Dental Hygiene Electric Line Service Repair Masonry Radiography Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position postings. 863-784-7132 EA/EO Bayhead C onsulting Inc now hiring construction labor, skilled labor & Foreman Starting rate: $10-$25/hr. based on exp. Must be self-starter, knowledge in common construction tasks to incl. rough framing. Min work exp. ok w/highly motivated & teachable applicant. Call 561 239-2733 or email qualifications & exp. to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE/Drug-Free workplace Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean D/L and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Call Center Representative Sebring call center looking for FT & PT customer service representative w/call center experience, professional telephone etiquette, & basic computer skills. Applicant must be selfmotivated & organized w/ ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment. Available days/ nights/weekends. Apply in person: 135 E. Center Ave., Sebring Harpprogram.org W O RKER S NEEDED 49 workers needed for D & J and Sons Harvesting, Inc. for blackberry and blueberry harvesting from 6/12/18 to 7/5/18. Workers will be paid $3.00+ per 6lb BU, but will be guaranteed $10.95 per hour. Job location is in Coffee County Georgia. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their per manent 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 148 A.Y. IntlÂl Blvd., #450 Atlanta, G A 30303. Job order 2207017247 Director of Infrastructure Â… FT City of Avon Park Visit: http://avonpark.cc 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 (FLÂBÂŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52-$18.64/hr. Courier (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. Job descriptions at www.hardeecounty.net w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. 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 this 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 GriffinÂs 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: email@example.com 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. HELPWANTED2001 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 ASKUS HOWyoucanplaceaPICTUREofyourite m forsale inyour classifiedad! 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 Â… 11am & 1pm 4pm MondayÂ… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or firstname.lastname@example.org Office Assistant NeededF-T w/Benefits! Pest Control Company in Lake Placid. Basic office skills, customer service, appointment scheduling. QuickBooks a must! Fax resume to 863-465-1513 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 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 WORKERS NEEDED 200 workers needed for Pequeno Harvesting, LLC. for w atermelon harvesting from 6/6/18 to7/25/18. Workers w ill be paid $30.00+ per bus, but will be guaranteed $10.95 per hour. Job location is in Colquitt and Lee counties in GA. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guarant eeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is prov ided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their per manent 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 148 A.Y. IntÂl Blvd., #450, Atlanta, G A 30303. Job order 2201223209 Fast Paced Landscape Company ISOSpray TechFull Time~Valid DriverÂs Lic.& Exp. req. Competitive Hourly Wages, 401K & Health Insurance. Drug Free WorkplaceTo Apply:Call 863-453-7300 HELPWANTED2001 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@ highlandsnewssun.com 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870. 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: email@example.com MEDICAL2030 Billing Specialist/ Payment PosterExperience required. For busy specialty practice. Benefits available. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida jointspine.com ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! CNA/NURSESALL SHIFTSSIGN-ON Bonus!NEWShift Differential Pay/ Weekend Differential Pay Apply online atwww.palmsofsebring.com Direct Service Support11 pm Â…7 am shift. Full & Part TimeQualifications:High School Diploma or GED; Valid Florida DriverÂs License; Pass a level 2 background check; & Ability to care for total care clients.Job website: thementornetwork.comContact Melissa Comeau863-443-0186 Nurses & Paramedics~ FT or PT; travel by motorcoach transferring stable patients 863381-4367 or 863-381-3565 MEDICAL2030 Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. PT Receptionist/ Office AssistantNeeded at Sebring Acupuncture & Natural Health. Non-Smoking office. Fax resumes to:863-978-1824 PUTCLASSFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU! FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 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 Â… 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday Â… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, companion in Lake Placid/Spring Lake Exp.Âd, ref. avail. 863-441-1716 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 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! MotherÂs Day is May 13863-658-0307 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 M attresses, Q n tempurpe di c $300, 30x72 magnetic matt $250 (863) 453-4839 FURNITURE6035 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture863-446-2808 C o ff ee T a bl e & 2 matc hi ng en d tables, brass trim, bev. glass, like new, $50 561-386-1806 F u ll b e d comp l ete w /li nens, a ll like new, $125.00, 863-3854612 F uton, blk meta l f rame, f u ll mattress and coverlet $125.00 (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 H ea d B oar d queen, woo d 40ÂŽH x 55ÂŽW, $40.00 863 658-1574 H ea d B oar d s (2) tw i n, new, signature by Ashley, $50.00 863-658-1574 Hitchcock trestle table ~ 2 benches, 1 side chair; 4 drw BachelorÂs Bureau. $1,000.863-991-1105 O ak Table~ 4 2 x 4 8 w/1 8 ÂŽ lea f & 4 upholstered chairs. $100. 863-304-8919 Q ueen mattress & boxspring Serta, hardly used. $300, 863414-8794. TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 4 2 ÂŽ Panasonic TV~ f latscreen, 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 Nova Portable Transit C hair~ excellent condition. $100. 863465-2483 Okin Lift Chair/Recliner~med. 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 Bi cyc l es, assorte d a d u l t an d kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 P oo l S upp li es, 40Â h ose, $25 & sweeper, $10-863-453-3104 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Troy Built 42ÂÂ Bronco lawn tractor, auto mulching kit, less than 1 year old, used very little, only $750, 863-471-9445 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 AMP T r i a d 3 n 1 G enerator W elder & Air Compressor ~ Kohler. New! Retails for $9,400 sacrifice $2,000 863-655-1694 C ra f tsman cast i ron ta bl e sa w w/4ÂÂ planer on mobile base, $150 OBO, (863)386-5505.
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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 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! CHEVY7040 Tracker, 2001, 130,000 miles, $2,000 941-704-0789 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 VANS7290 1998 T oyota Si enna V an~ 149k mi., runs good; AC, tires & upholstry good; towing pkg, $3,500. 863-382-0310 T urnyou r trashinto cash! 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In looking at the medical history of 114 patients seen in the UF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center during 2016, the study found patients using PPIs long term were more often hospitalized for complications of the disease than patients not on the drugs. The study found the mean annual number of hospitalizations was 1.4, compared with 0.9 for non-PPI users, a statistically signiÂ“cant difference for researchers. This research underlines the need for physicians to more closely evaluate whether a cystic Â“brosis patient can beneÂ“t from the acid-suppressant drugs or if other alternatives might be available, said Jorge Lascano, M.D., the director of the UF Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center and the studyÂs senior author. The Â“ndings were presented at the recent North Central Florida Cystic Fibrosis Conference, which was hosted by the center. Cystic Â“brosis is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. About 30,000 Americans have the disease. The studyÂs lead author, Fares Ayoub, M.D., a second-year internal medicine resident in the UF College of MedicineÂs department of medicine, said many cystic Â“brosis patients take a proton pump inhibitor because they are prone to acid reÂ”ux, a condition that can lead to additional lung problems. The effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors in cystic Â“brosis patients and the general population have made them, under various brand names, among the nationÂs top-selling medications. ÂItÂs a very easy medication to prescribe,ÂŽ Lascano, an assistant professor in the UF College of MedicineÂs division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, said at the conference. In UF HealthÂs cystic Â“brosis practice, he said, proton pump inhibitor use has been reduced by 25 percent. The practice, a major referral center for cystic Â“brosis patients, has about 200 patients. ÂI think the bigger issue here is that probably not all the patients on proton pump inhibitors need to be prescribed this medication,ÂŽ Lascano said. ÂWe might need to de-escalate their usage. If the patient needs it, we keep them on. But if they donÂt, we say, ÂOK, this is not for you. We should Â“nd something else or not use anything at all.ÂÂŽ The paper was published in the journal Gastroenterology Research. The study only examined cystic Â“brosis patients. Other studies have associated small risks of complications with chronic proton pump inhibitor use in the general population, including increased risks for dementia and kidney disease. Ayoub said the drug is often the right medication for the patient. But physicians should also examine other methods of combating the stomach acidity causing reÂ”ux, he said. ÂPeople have a meal and feel heartburn and are often reÂ”exively placed on a proton pump inhibitor,ÂŽ said Ayoub. ÂAnd that is not how things should be.ÂŽ Might lifestyle changes or diet improve the condition? Those steps might include lifting the head of the bed up or not eating a few hours before sleep. Or patients might beneÂ“t from other medications, such as H2 blockers, which have fewer potential complications. In some cases, anti-reÂ”ux surgery might be appropriate, researchers said. ÂProton pump inhibitors are great medications,ÂŽ Ayoub said. ÂThey really work. But theyÂre not benign. All we are doing is advocating that the right patients be on them.ÂŽ He said it also is important for most patients not to be on an open-ended regimen of proton pump inhibitors. ÂTheyÂre very good when used within a pre-speciÂ“ed time course,ÂŽ Ayoub said. ÂYou take them for the appropriate duration and then you should be off of them, just like any other class of medication.ÂŽ Lascano said this study was a natural offshoot of the multidisciplinary approach the center takes in treating cystic Â“brosis patients, combining the efforts of pulmonologists, gastroenterologists and other specialists. The paper also was co-authored by Giuseppe Morelli, M.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.Study: Cystic fibrosis patients have higher hospitalization riskSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ORLANDO Â„ The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has received a $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions that lead to unintended pregnancies. Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmaceutics, says the grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation should improve patient care for those who need to take hormonal control agents, not only for birth control, but also for difÂ“cult menstruation. ÂIt gives us a very rich opportunity to really have an impact in an area that needs an impact because of sparse data,ÂŽ Schmidt said. The study will examine three or more of the most popular hormonal contraceptives in the United States, Europe and Africa, respectively, when taken with drugs likely to interact with them: HIV medications, anticonvulsants and antifungal agents. The unintended pregnancy rate in Africa is much higher than in the rest of the developed world, offering the most opportunity for impact. A decades-long trend in prescribing hormonal contraceptives is to prescribe the lowest dose of estrogen possible to avoid unwanted side effects. But co-medications often cause estrogen or progesterone to be metabolized more quickly, leading to unintended pregnancies. Another common scenario is a co-medication causing metabolism to slow, leading to higher estrogen levels that increase the risk of weight gain, heart disease and stroke. ÂBy inputting databases of clinical trials of hormonal control therapies into physiological-based pharmacokinetic, or PBPK, models, researchers can use computer simulation to evaluate drug interactions between hormonal control agents and other drugs,ÂŽ according to a news release. Co-investigators Joshua Brown, Ph.D., an assistant professor of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, and Almut Winterstein, Ph.D., a professor and chair of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy, will use real-world, pharmacoepidemiologic data to translate Â“ndings from the models to real-life patients to further identify clinically relevant drug interactions. Researchers can then determine appropriate dosage recommendations when administering with other interacting drugs. If a speciÂ“c type of hormonal control agent interacts poorly with other drugs, prescribers can recommend an alternative therapy. After identifying proper doses of combined hormonal contraceptives, UF researchers will continue to maintain a database of models, making them open source for other researchers to explore. At a yearly public workshop, the UF researchers will share study results. ÂIt is very exciting to be able to help improve the health care of a speciÂ“c subset of the population. Here weÂll be able to provide information to drug labels that are often void of actionable information,ÂŽ said Larry Lesko, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of pharmaceutics and a co-investigator on the study. 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The Yuma region provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter. ÂWe havenÂt been able to guarantee that thereÂs no product coming out of Yuma at this point,ÂŽ added Stic Harris of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during a brieÂ“ng for reporters. While ofÂ“cials have tracked the outbreak to chopped and whole head romaine from Yuma, they donÂt know if it was tainted in the Â“elds or at other point, like during packaging or distribution. The types of E. coli that cause illness can be spread through contaminated water or food, or through contact with infected animals or persons, the CDC says. The last large E. coli outbreak like this involved spinach grown in California in 2016. OfÂ“cials suspect cattle contaminated a nearby stream, and wild pigs roaming the area spread it to Â“elds. So far in Arizona, ofÂ“cials have tied eight of the 98 cases to whole head romaine lettuce grown at Harrison Farms in Yuma. Those eight cases were at a jail in Alaska. That farmÂs harvest has ended, Harris said. The FDA is looking at two dozen other farms as the source of the chopped romaine tied to illnesses. Mississippi, Tennessee and Wisconsin were added Friday to the states with reported food poisoning cases.Romaine lettuce outbreak update: 98 people sick in 22 statesBy MIKE STOBBEAP MEDICAL WRITER AP FILE PHOTOThis undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control said they now have reports of 98 food poisoning cases in 22 states. The outbreak is blamed on E. coli bacteria in romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz. ROCHESTER, Minn. Â„ Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research Â“ndings, presented April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids. 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Only after the problem is out in the open, he said, can doctors get to the reasons behind it. The conversation starter has been effective for cardiologist Bryan Doherty in Dickson, Tenn., who has been working with Aegis to test the test. In one case, when the results showed a patient wasnÂt regularly taking his medicine, though heÂd claimed he was, he quickly confessed. ÂHe immediately turned around and told me that the cost was an issue,ÂŽ Doherty said. ÂI think there was a degree of embarrassment there, potentially, or a feeling of letting me down in some way Â„ something that had not come up in a 25-minute initial encounter when we had spoken before.ÂŽ Of course, the test has a cost, too Â„ about $100 Â„ though Doherty noted that insurance, including Medicare, has been covering it. The conversation is important, Doherty said, because he can try less expensive prescriptions if cost is the issue, or experiment with different kinds of drugs if side effects are the problem. ItÂs worth the potentially uncomfortable encounter with the patient, he said, since the medication might make the difference between life and death. The screening could also help a patient avoid other unnecessary tests or additional prescriptions, said Dr. Thomas Johnston. He runs the hypertension clinic at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville and is board president of the local chapter of the American Heart Association. Other than calling the pharmacy to make sure people are reÂ“lling their prescription, he said, he generally takes their word for it. ÂI think there are a lot of times where youÂre questioning in your mind whether someone has taken their medicine or not,ÂŽ he said. ÂI think it would be good for the patient, too, for the doctor to know that theyÂre not taking their medicine so that we may not go down the wrong pathway.ÂŽ Johnston, who is not afÂ“liated with Aegis, said his only concern about using a drug test would be running the risk of setting up an adversarial relationship with a patient. But thereÂs a way around that, too, he said, by making them understand how vital it is to take the drug properly. Sarah Avery of Nashville said sheÂs fully aware of the consequences. ÂMy daddy died because he didnÂt take his medicine,ÂŽ she said. Hypertension runs in her family. Her mom and grandmother also battled high blood pressure. Still, the medication is such a drag, she said, that sheÂs decided at times to stop without consulting her doctor. ÂI lied. Really, I lied,ÂŽ she admitted. ÂHe said, ÂAre you taking your medicine?Â I said, ÂMmhmmm. Yeah, my momma makes sure that I do.Â I was just lying,ÂŽ she said. That is, until she, too, had a stroke. Now, she has three blood pressure medications and said she takes them without fail.DRUGFROM PAGE 1 Frazier, chief science ofÂ“cer for the advocacy organization Autism Speaks. ÂThereÂs still a ton of work to do to better understand why this is happening,ÂŽ Frazier said of the increase. There are no blood or biological tests for autism. ItÂs identiÂ“ed by making judgments about a childÂs behavior. Traditionally, autism was diagnosed only in kids with severe language and social impairments and unusual, repetitious behaviors. But the deÂ“nition gradually expanded, and autism is now shorthand for a group of milder, related conditions. The new CDC report is based on a tracking system in 11 states that focuses on 8-year-olds, because most cases are diagnosed by that age. The researchers check health and school records to see which children meet criteria for autism, even if they havenÂt been formally diagnosed. It is one of three autism estimates by the CDC but is considered the most rigorous. ÂItÂs the gold standard,ÂŽ said Alison Singer, president of the Autism Science Foundation, an autism advocacy and philanthropy organization. The researchers gathered data from Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin, casting a net that included about 300,000 children. The 1 in 59 was an average: It was as high as 1 in 34 in New Jersey, and as low as about 1 in 75 in Â“ve states. Why the difference? Researchers said rates tend to be higher in states where they can access more records. For years, the estimate was increasing in leaps and bounds, though it wasnÂt clear why. A report released in 2007 put the estimate at 1 in 150, or the equivalent of about 1 child in every 5 or 6 classrooms. The new 1-in-59 Â“gure translates to 1.7 percent. Heather Cody Hazlett, a University of North Carolina psychologist, called the slight increase from 2012 to 2014 unsurprising. She researches new ways to do spot autism earlier. WhatÂs discouraging, she said, is that fewer than half of autistic children are diagnosed by the time they turn 4. There is still a lag between when parents Â“rst become concerned and when kids are diagnosed. Many doctors may be reluctant to jump to an autism diagnosis in a younger child, because they are Âtrying to be cautious and not alarmist,ÂŽ Hazlett said. But that can lead to a delay in therapy or other services. The CDCÂs Deborah Christensen, one of the studyÂs authors, said: ÂWe need to do more work to make sure that children with developmental concerns are evaluated quickly.ÂŽAUTISMFROM PAGE 1Center and an American Heart Association spokeswoman. ÂItÂs really important to have a lot of other support around you,ÂŽ she said. ÂWhen people are depressed after something like this happens, they may not be eating, they may ignore symptoms and want to be stoic. TheyÂre certainly stressing and may not be getting enough rest. All of these things can set the stage for life-threatening conditions.ÂŽ ABOUT BUSH Bush, who will turn 94 in June, has been hospitalized with an infection thatÂs spread to his blood. Stress weakens the immune system and can make infections harder to fend off, said several doctors not involved in his care. But Bush needs a wheelchair because of a form of ParkinsonÂs disease and has been hospitalized before for pneumonia and other infections. ItÂs possible he ignored early signs of infection during the Â”urry of preparations for Barbara BushÂs funeral, said James Giordano, a Georgetown University neurologist and expert on stressÂs effects on the body. ÂIt could be something as simple as that; inattention led to an escalation of signs and symptoms,ÂŽ he said. ÂHeÂs old, thereÂs no good way to put it,ÂŽ so medical problems and risks are magniÂ“ed by stress. Stress has three stages, Giordano said: alarm, when the body releases ÂÂ“ght or Â”ightÂŽ chemicals that can do damage; a resistance stage, like Âcalling out all the troopsÂŽ to deal with the stress; and then fatigue or a letdown stage, when some of the bodyÂs defenses may crash from the strain. Even if a partnerÂs death is anticipated Â„ as Barbara BushÂs was after she decided to focus on comfort care Â„ Âfacing and going through the reality of the eventÂŽ is stressful, he said. JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS Stress and a broken heart sometimes may get too much blame, though, when people are grieving. Country music star Johnny Cash died four months after his wife, June Carter Cash, did in 2003. She was 73 and died of complications following heart valve surgery. He was 71 when he died of problems related to diabetes and had a neurological disease for years before that. ÂBroken heartÂŽ was widely speculated when Debbie Reynolds died a day after her actress-daughter, Carrie Fisher, did in 2016. An autopsy later showed that Reynolds, 84, died of a blood vessel that ruptured and caused bleeding in her brain Â„ a kind of stroke. She also had high blood pressure and other serious medical problems for several years before that.HEARTFROM PAGE 1Yield 2 servings Per serving: 273 calories, 96 calories from fat, 10.7 g total fat, 1.8 g saturated fat, 5.6 g monounsaturated fat, 108 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2.2 g dietary Â“ber, 1.7 g sugars, 37.7 g protein Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat SPICY SAUTEED POTATOES 1 pound red potatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt Wash potatoes, do not peel, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in a bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Meanwhile, add oil and cayenne pepper to the same skillet used for the chicken after the greens have been removed. 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The News Wire Monday, April 30, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER MICHELLE WOLF DRAWS LAUGHS, GASPS AT CORRESPONDENTSÂ DINNERS ee page 2 SAN DIEGO (AP) Â„ A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration Â„ only to have U.S. immigration ofÂ“cials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity. Nearly 200 migrants, many traveling with children, had decided to apply for protection at the nationÂs busiest border crossing after many Â”ed violence in their home countries, organizers said. The caravan got attention after President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet called it a threat to the United States. Shortly before the migrants were expected to arrive, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said San DiegoÂs San Ysidro crossing would not immediately be able to handle more asylum seekers. It can hold about 300 people at a time, and ofÂ“cials had been warning that it might Â“ll up. ÂAt this time, we have reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of entry for CBP ofÂ“cers to be able to bring additional persons traveling without appropriate entry documentation into the port of entry for processing,ÂŽ Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. ÂThose individuals may need to wait in Mexico as CBP ofÂ“cers work to process those already within our facilities.ÂŽ He said the crossing could take in additional people as space and resources US says crossing is full before caravan tries to seek asylumBy ELLIOT SPAGATASSOCIATED PRESSSEOUL, South Korea Â„ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul ofÂ“cials said Sunday. Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to shut down the NorthÂs nuclear test site in May and disclose the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, SeoulÂs presidential ofÂ“ce said. While there are lingering questions about whether North Korea will ever decide to fully relinquish its nukes as it heads into negotiations with the U.S., KimÂs comments amount to the NorthÂs most speciÂ“c acknowledgement yet that ÂdenuclearizationÂŽ would constitute surrendering its weapons. U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reacted coolly to word that Kim would abandon his weapons if the United States pledged not to invade. Asked on CBSÂ ÂFace the NationÂŽ whether the U.S. would make such a promise, Bolton said: ÂWell, weÂve heard this before. This is Â„ the North Korean propaganda playbook is an inÂ“nitely rich resource.ÂŽ ÂWhat we want to see from them is evidence that itÂs real and not just rhetoric,ÂŽ he added. Seoul ofÂ“cials, who have shuttled between Pyongyang and Washington to broker talks between Kim and President Donald Trump that are expected in May or June, said Kim has expressed genuine interest in dealing away his nuclear weapons. But there has been skepticism because North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of ÂdenuclearizationÂŽ that bears no resemblance to the American deÂ“nition. The North has long vowed to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its 28,500 troops from South Korea and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan. During their summit at a truce village on the border, Moon and Kim promised NKorea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attackBy KIM TONG-HYUNGASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Â„ T-Mobile and Sprint reached a $26.5 billion agreement Sunday to combine in a deal that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape by reducing it to three major cellphone providers. The big unknown is whether the deal will win approval from the Trump administrationÂs antitrust regulators. The two companies have been considering a combination for years, but a 2014 attempt fell apart amid resistance from the Obama administration. Consumers worry a less crowded telecom Â“eld could result in higher prices, while workers unions are concerned about potential job losses. In a conference call with Wall Street analysts, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure acknowledged that getting regulatory approval is Âthe elephant in the room,ÂŽ and one of the Â“rst things the companies did after sending out the dealÂs news release was to call Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The companies stressed that they plan to have more employees following the combination, particularly in rural areas, than they do as stand-alone companies. They also emphasized that the deal would help accelerate their development of faster 5G wireless networks and ensure that the U.S. States doesnÂt cede leadership on the technology to China. And they said the combination would allow TEL AVIV, Israel Â„ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday gave a warm boost of support to Israel in its standoff against Iran, saying Âthe United States is with Israel in this Â“ght.ÂŽ Pompeo has been using the Middle East leg of his Â“rst trip abroad as AmericaÂs top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs. The tough line was welcomed in Israel, which considers Iran its greatest threat and has been leading calls for the international community to revise its 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. He arrived after visiting Saudi Arabia, another Â“erce rival of Iran. ÂWe remain deeply concerned about IranÂs dangerous escalation of threats to Israel and the region and IranÂs ambition to dominate the Middle East remains,ÂŽ Pompeo said after a nearly twohour meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ÂThe United States is with Israel in this Â“ght.ÂŽ Israel has called for tough international action against Iran, citing its hostile rhetoric, support for anti-Israel militant groups and development of long-range missiles. It also has complained the 2015 nuclear deal does not do enough to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear-weapons capability, and expressed growing concerns about IranÂs involvement in the civil war in neighboring Syria. 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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 30, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunnyClearHIGH 89 LOW 635% chance of rain 5% chance of rainPartly sunny and pleasant88 / 630% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly sunny and delightful91 / 660% chance of rain WEDNESDAYWarm with plenty of sun93 / 640% chance of rain THURSDAYPartly sunny91 / 6510% chance of rain SATURDAYMostly sunny and warm92 / 635% chance of rain FRIDAY 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 : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE688091948782Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: N.A.Punta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 1.15ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.97ÂŽ Year to date 4.32ÂŽ Normal year to date 9.48ÂŽ Record 0.76ÂŽ (1996) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.39ÂŽ Normal month to date 2.42ÂŽ Year to date 2.51ÂŽ Normal year to date 10.91ÂŽ Record 0.76ÂŽ (2004) High/Low 89/60 Normal High/Low 87/63 Record High 94 (2017) Record Low 50 (1973) High/Low 85/64 High/Low 84/63 Normal High/Low 83/64 Record High 92 (1996) Record Low 46 (1978)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 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 Tue.Apalachicola 79 62 s 78 62 s Bradenton 87 65 pc 86 66 pc Clearwater 86 66 s 85 67 pc Coral Springs 83 70 pc 81 73 pc Daytona Beach 78 63 s 78 65 s Fort Lauderdale 82 70 pc 81 72 pc Fort Myers 89 65 s 89 68 s Gainesville 83 56 s 84 59 s Jacksonville 76 54 s 79 57 s Key Largo 82 74 s 81 75 pc Key West 84 75 s 84 76 s Lakeland 85 61 s 84 62 s Melbourne 81 67 s 80 69 pc Miami 83 70 pc 82 72 pc Naples 89 66 s 87 69 s Ocala 83 54 s 82 56 s Okeechobee 81 61 pc 79 62 pc Orlando 83 62 s 83 65 s Panama City 79 59 s 79 59 pc Pensacola 79 64 s 80 64 pc Pompano Beach 82 71 pc 81 73 pc St. Augustine 75 60 s 76 62 s St. Petersburg 89 66 s 88 65 pc Sarasota 89 60 pc 87 62 pc Tallahassee 85 57 s 86 58 s Tampa 89 64 pc 87 66 pc Vero Beach 81 65 s 81 67 pc West Palm Beach 81 67 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 4:43a 9:52a 3:34p 11:14p Tue. 5:28a 10:12a 3:57p 11:51p Today 3:20a 8:08a 2:11p 9:30p Tue. 4:05a 8:28a 2:34p 10:07p Today 2:17a 6:57a 1:10p 8:13p Tue. 3:11a 7:22a 1:27p 8:53p Today 5:15a 10:21a 4:06p 11:43p Tue. 6:00a 10:41a 4:29p --Today 1:35a 6:47a 12:26p 8:09p Tue. 2:20a 7:07a 12:49p 8:46p E 6-12 1-3 Light SE 8-16 1-3 LightFt. Myers 89/65 sun none Punta Gorda 91/61 part cldy none Sarasota 89/60 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last May 7 New May 15 First May 21 Full May 29 Today 8:47 p.m. 7:28 a.m. Tuesday 9:42 p.m. 8:08 a.m. Today 6:51 a.m. 8:01 p.m. Tuesday 6:50 a.m. 8:01 p.m. Today 6:29a 12:17a 6:52p 12:41p Tue. 7:18a 1:06a 7:42p 1:30p Wed. 8:10a 1:58a 8:34p 2:22p Monterrey 82/65 Chihuahua 89/56 Los Angeles 69/54 Washington 71/51 New York 54/50 Miami 83/70 Atlanta 75/52 Detroit 70/52 Houston 81/66 Kansas City 79/64 Chicago 73/55 Minneapolis 78/60 El Paso 87/63 Denver 74/41 Billings 52/38 San Francisco 63/51 Seattle 58/47 Toronto 65/45 Montreal 54/43 Winnipeg 56/34 Ottawa 63/38 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: 04/30/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 78 52 pc 74 52 s Anchorage 48 39 c 48 35 c Atlanta 75 52 s 80 57 s Baltimore 70 47 s 79 55 s Billings 52 38 r 58 41 c Birmingham 80 55 s 83 60 pc Boise 62 41 c 65 42 pc Boston 51 41 sh 64 54 c Buffalo 55 43 s 64 56 s Burlington, VT 54 44 c 65 54 pc Charleston, WV 70 43 s 80 55 s Charlotte 73 48 s 81 53 s Chicago 73 55 s 78 65 pc Cincinnati 71 49 s 78 61 s Cleveland 66 48 s 76 58 s Columbia, SC 75 48 s 84 52 s Columbus, OH 69 48 s 78 58 s Concord, NH 51 36 sh 67 49 c Dallas 81 65 pc 83 70 c Denver 74 41 pc 63 42 t Des Moines 82 64 c 79 62 c Detroit 70 52 s 80 61 s Duluth 72 56 c 67 40 c Fairbanks 46 35 c 43 29 r Fargo 76 41 t 54 37 c Hartford 53 42 sh 72 53 pc Helena 54 36 c 60 40 c Honolulu 82 69 pc 82 73 c Houston 81 66 pc 83 70 pc Indianapolis 71 50 s 79 61 s Jackson, MS 80 53 s 82 64 pc Kansas City 79 64 pc 77 64 c Knoxville 73 46 s 78 54 s Las Vegas 79 59 pc 70 55 t Los Angeles 69 54 pc 61 53 t Louisville 76 53 s 82 64 s Memphis 78 56 s 81 66 pc Milwaukee 70 54 pc 73 60 pc Minneapolis 78 60 pc 73 49 t Montgomery 80 53 s 84 57 pc Nashville 77 52 s 81 63 s New Orleans 82 65 s 83 68 t New York City 54 50 c 76 60 s Norfolk, VA 69 53 s 78 60 s Oklahoma City 78 64 pc 78 68 c Omaha 85 64 pc 79 56 t Philadelphia 65 47 pc 78 56 s Phoenix 86 65 pc 78 58 pc Pittsburgh 66 44 s 76 56 s Portland, ME 51 38 sh 60 49 c Portland, OR 59 47 c 62 45 c Providence 53 41 sh 71 55 pc Raleigh 71 47 s 82 53 s Salt Lake City 59 43 sh 64 48 c St. Louis 77 58 s 82 66 pc San Antonio 74 66 pc 81 70 c San Diego 65 57 pc 61 57 t San Francisco 63 51 pc 67 53 pc Seattle 58 47 c 62 46 c Washington, DC 71 51 s 80 58 s Amsterdam 56 43 sh 53 43 r Baghdad 82 64 pc 88 68 s Beijing 78 56 pc 75 51 pc Berlin 76 49 t 65 42 pc Buenos Aires 70 52 t 67 59 t Cairo 96 77 c 94 74 pc Calgary 54 35 c 53 33 c Cancun 86 74 pc 86 76 pc Dublin 53 37 pc 52 40 r Edmonton 59 41 pc 55 35 pc Halifax 48 38 r 50 41 c Kiev 78 53 s 79 54 pc London 44 39 r 56 44 pc Madrid 55 38 sh 60 39 t Mexico City 79 55 pc 77 56 pc Montreal 54 43 c 61 54 c Ottawa 63 38 pc 65 53 pc Paris 48 38 r 58 40 pc Regina 47 29 r 56 34 c Rio de Janeiro 86 70 s 87 72 s Rome 71 53 pc 65 57 pc St. JohnÂs 44 33 c 53 40 sh San Juan 87 75 pc 87 75 sh Sydney 69 57 pc 74 59 s Tokyo 73 63 pc 77 65 pc Toronto 65 45 s 75 57 s Vancouver 57 44 pc 58 46 s Winnipeg 56 34 c 47 31 shHigh ................. 90 at Immokalee, FLLow ................... 12 at Birchwood, WI(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)77Several snowstorms hit the midAtlantic in April 1857. The cold kept many plants dormant even through April 30. Q: What are the three principal types of fronts?A: Cold, warm and stationary. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 89/63 84/61 88/64 88/64 85/62 85/59 84/61 83/59 85/61 89/64 87/65 86/68 87/64 89/65 89/62 91/61 89/63 90/62 89/62 85/61 85/62 87/60 88/60 89/66 86/61 86/66 87/65 87/64 88/61 87/63 87/64 85/61 89/60 86/66 85/67 89/65 89/65 89/63 WASHINGTON Â„ If President Donald Trump isnÂt comfortable being the target of jokes, comedian Michelle Wolf gave him and others plenty of reasons to squirm Saturday night. ÂItÂs 2018 and IÂm a woman, so you cannot shut me up,ÂŽ Wolf cracked, Âunless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000.ÂŽ No, TrumpÂs personal attorney wasnÂt there. And, for the second year, Trump himself skipped the annual dinner of the White House CorrespondentsÂ Association, preferring to criticize journalists and others during a campaign-style rally near Detroit. Wolf, the after-dinner entertainment for the White House press corps and their guests, was surprisingly racy for the venue and seemed more at home on HBO than C-SPAN. After one crass joke drew groans in the Washington Hilton ballroom, she laughed and said, ÂYeah, shoulda done more research before you got me to do this.ÂŽ As he did last year, Trump Â”ew to a Republican-friendly district to rally supporters on the same night as the dinner. In Washington Township, Michigan, the president assured his audience heÂd rather be there than in that other city by that name. ÂIs this better than that phony Washington White House CorrespondentsÂ Dinner? Is this more fun?ÂŽ Trump asked, sparking cheers. ÂI could be up there tonight, smiling, like I love where theyÂre hitting you, shot after shot. These people, they hate your guts ... and youÂve got to smile. If you donÂt smile, they say, ÂHe was terrible, he couldnÂt take it.Â And if you do smile, theyÂll say, ÂWhat was he smiling about?ÂÂŽ WolfÂs act had some in the audience laughing and left others in stony silence. A blistering critique of press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated just feet away, mocked everything from her truthfulness to her appearance and Southern roots. Among WolfÂs less off-color one-liners: Â„ ÂŽJust a reminder to everyone, IÂm here to make jokes, I have no agenda, IÂm not trying to get anything accomplished, so everyone thatÂs here from Congress you should feel right at home.ÂŽ Â„ ÂŽIt is kinda crazy that the Trump campaign was in contact with Russia when the Hillary campaign wasnÂt even in contact with Michigan.ÂŽ Â„ ÂŽHe wants to give teachers guns, and I support that because then they can sell them for things they need, like supplies.ÂŽ The dinner once attracted Oscar winners and other notable performers in Â“lm and television as well as celebrities in sports and other high-proÂ“le professions. The star power dimmed appreciably last year when the famously thin-skinned Trump, who routinely slammed reporters as dishonest and their work as Âfake news,ÂŽ announced he wasnÂt attending. He was the Â“rst president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan bowed out in 1981 as he recovered from an assassination attempt. Unlike last year, when Trump aides also declined to attend, the Trump White House had its contingent, including counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Former administration ofÂ“cials were on hand, such as onetime press secretary Sean Spicer, ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and political aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman. At least one Trump antagonist attended Â„ porn star Stormy DanielsÂ attorney Michael Avenatti, who tweeted that he and Conway had a Âspirited discussion.ÂŽ And there was comedian Kathy GrifÂ“n, who last year posted controversial video of herself holding what appeared to be TrumpÂs bloody head; she later apologized.Michelle Wolf draws laughs, gasps at correspondentsÂ dinnerTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTO In this March 24, le photo, Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. WASHINGTON Â„ A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week. The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit. News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump and Macron shoveled dirt onto the tree during a ceremonial planting on the South Lawn. By the end of the week, the tree was gone from the lawn. A pale patch of grass was left in its place. The White House hasnÂt offered an explanation. The oak sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of U.S. Marine Corps legend. About 2,000 U.S. troops died in the June 1918 Battle of Belleau Wood, Â“ghting a German offensive.Where is MacronÂs gifted oak tree?THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this April 23, le photo, rst lady Melania Trump, second from right, and Brigitte Macron, second from left, watch as President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The sapling, a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit, is gone from the lawn. A pale patch of grass was left in its place. White House mystery: This photo shows an empty area where a tree was planted by President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron during a tree planting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday. The young ceremonial tree was planted next to the light pole. NATION/WEATHER
The Sun /Monday, April 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 WORLD NEWSFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Â„ The leaders of Germany, France and Britain are ready to push back if the Trump administration does not permanently exempt the European Union from new import taxes on aluminum and steel imports, German Chancellor said Sunday. Merkel said in a statement that she has spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May since returning from her Friday talks in Washington with U.S. President Donald Trump. The three European leaders Âagreed that the U.S. ought not to take any trade measures against the European Union,ÂŽ which is Âresolved to defend its interests within the multilateral trade framework.ÂŽ The chancellorÂs statement did not outline speciÂ“c steps the 28-nation EU might take. The EUÂs temporary exemption from the tariffs expires Tuesday. The tariffs are aimed primarily at overcapacity among state-backed Â“rms in China that have Â”ooded global markets with cheap steel. European leaders have argued that their countries shouldnÂt be held responsible for ChinaÂs practices. Visits to the White House by Macron and Merkel last week produced no immediate change in the expiration date. MayÂs ofÂ“ce said in a statement after the prime ministerÂs Sunday call with Merkel that they and Macron Âpledged to continue to work closely with the rest of the EU and the U.S. administration with the aim of a permanent exemption from U.S. tariffs. In March, Trump imposed duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. The step drew retaliation from China and has led to fears of a wider trade war that could hold back the growth of the global economy.Merkel: Europe will push back on trade tariffsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOPresident Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Friday at the White House in Washington. YEREVAN, Armenia Â„ The leader of the wave of protests that created a surprise power vacuum in Armenia said Sunday that he met with the countryÂs new president and hopes to secure his support to become prime minister. ArmeniaÂs parliament plans to choose a replacement on Tuesday for Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned last week amid the street demonstrations over his selection as prime minister. Opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian, who led the protests, hopes to be the next premier. PashinianÂs supporters blocked trafÂ“c, marched through the capital and assembled in a central square Sunday for a rally, just like they did for more than a week over the political maneuvers that made Sargsyan prime minister after he was termed out as president. Pashinian said Sunday that he hopes his bid to be the next prime minister receives backing from the current president, Armen Sarkisian, after their meeting. Former Prime Minister Karen Karapetian, who was appointed to the post in an acting capacity last week, is from SargsyanÂs Republic party. The party holds a majority in parliament. A spokesman said Saturday it would not nominate a Republican candidate for prime minister, but lawmakers who are party members would vote as a bloc. Pashinian told thousands of people attending the evening rally that he has the support of the three other parties represented in the Armenian parliament. ÂThe revolution in our country has taken place,ÂŽ he declared to the crowd, which attracted a notably smaller crowd than rallies that drew tens of thousands last week. Sargsyan was ArmeniaÂs president for a decade before term limits forced him to step down in March. Lawmakers elected him as prime minister this month after approving governance changes that diminished the presidencyÂs power and bolstered the prime ministerÂs. Opponents said the new system would have allowed Sargsyan to remain ArmeniaÂs leader indeÂ“nitely. The crisis has been closely watched by Russia, which has a sizable military base in the country. Pashinian said Russia has nothing to fear if he becomes prime minister and Âin the near future our relations will develop and deepen, which will be in the national and government interests of Armenia.ÂŽArmenia protest leader seeks presidentÂs backing to be PMBy YURAS KARMANAUASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Â„ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday at the start of a trip across the Mideast, meeting Â“rst with a crucial oil supplier for his energy-hungry nation. Abe Â”ew into Abu Dhabi, the countryÂs oilrich capital, with plans to meet powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other ofÂ“cials. Abe was greeted at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Sunday night by Emirati Minister of State Sultan al-Jaber, according to the UAEÂs state-run WAM news agency. Al-Jaber also leads Abu DhabiÂs staterun oil company. About a quarter of all oil imports for Japan come from the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A third comes from Saudi Arabia, while a Â“fth of all its natural gas imports come from Qatar and the UAE, making peace across the Gulf Arab nations crucial to Japanese energy supplies. In February, JapanÂs INPEX Corp. received a 10-percent stake in Abu DhabiÂs offshore Lower Zakum oilÂ“eld for 40 years after paying a fee of $600 million. It separately paid $250 million to extend its interests in two other oilÂ“elds. The Lower Zakum produces some 450,000 barrels of oil per day. Abe made previous visits to the UAE in 2007 and in 2013. After Abu Dhabi, Abe will travel onto Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Before leaving Japan, Abe told journalists Middle East peace was a priority on his trip. ÂI intend to work for the Middle East peace process by engaging with both Israel and Palestine in a constructive manner,ÂŽ Abe said, according to the Kyodo news agency.Japan PM Abe arrives in UAE on Middle East tripBy JON GAMBRELLASSOCIATED PRESSAdding to the recent string of violent crimes in one of MexicoÂs most popular tourist towns, authorities in Cancun said they found five bodies stuffed in a car Wednesday morning. The bodies have not been identified, according to The Associated Press. But Noticaribe, a news organization based in Quintana Roo, reports that all five victims were men and showed signs of torture. The well-known resort destination has experienced a rash of drug-related crimes and homicides this year. According to Noticaribe, 57 people have been killed in the area just this month. Fourteen of those homicides, which local authorities said they believe to be drug-related, happened in a 36-hour time frame near main tourist attractions. Last week, gunmen on Jet Skis opened fire on a roving vendor in front of a beach resort. Authorities said the man, who ran into a nearby restaurant for safety, was not injured. Police also said that three people were shot and killed last Thursday in front of a bar outside of the main resort area of the town. The Associated Press reports that earlier this week, Mexican prosecutors said three Cancun police officers were arrested in relation to the kidnapping of four people from Colombia.5 tortured bodies found in a vehicle in Cancun; 57 this monthBy CLAIRE BALLORTHE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Salah furious over image rights dispute with soccer body Libya officials say 3 killed in plane crash near oil field Thousands turn out in support of popular Pakistani lawmakerCAIRO (AP) Â„ Premier League leading scorer Mohamed Salah said Sunday he is insulted over the unauthorized use of his image and blames the Egyptian Football Association in a dispute that comes less than two months before the World Cup in Russia. The Egyptian soccer star is furious his image features prominently on the outside of the national teamÂs plane, which was provided by ofÂ“cial sponsor WE. LiverpoolÂs winger, a huge celebrity in his native Egypt, has a sponsorship deal with rival telecommunications Â“rm Vodafone. ÂSorry but this is a major insult ... I was hoping the deal would be classier than this,ÂŽ Salah tweeted Sunday. OfÂ“cials at EgyptÂs soccer association did not respond to repeated phone calls seeking comment. However, EgyptÂs Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abd Elaziz said he is communicating with all of the concerned parties BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) Â„ LibyaÂs oil agency says a transport plane has crashed just outside one of the countryÂs largest oil Â“elds, killing three crew members. A statement by the National Oil Corporation said Sunday one other person was injured in the crash, about 1.2 miles southwest of the Sharara oil Â“eld. It said the aircraft belongs to the Libyan Air Force but was chartered by Akakus Oil, which operates the Sharara Â“eld. Oil is LibyaÂs only real source of revenue. The North African country has been trying to rebuild the industry, though it remains but a shadow of the 1.6 billion barrels a day it produced in 2011. Libya was plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising and is now split between rival governments, each backed by an array of militias. LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Â„ Tens of thousands of supporters of a popular opposition lawmaker who hopes to become PakistanÂs prime minister have gathered in the eastern city of Lahore as his political party launched its campaign for July elections. Chanting slogans for change and waving Â”ags on Sunday, supporters of Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party Â“lled a popular park and surroundings in the power base of rival and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif. A long-time politician and former popular cricket player, Khan aspires to become premior. His opposition PTI has emerged as one of the leading parties in recent years promising Âchange.Â Saima Siddiq, who attended the rally with her husand and children, said the existing system is Ârotten.ÂŽ She hopes Khan will make the country prosperous. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDto solve the dispute. ÂEspecially since Egypt is going to participate in the 2018 World Cup,ÂŽ Elaziz tweeted hours after SalahÂs. ÂMohamed Salah is an idol for Egyptian youth, loving and loyal to his homeland and represents his country in Europe in the best way.ÂŽ Ramy Abbas, SalahÂs agent, said he has been waiting for a response from Egyptian ofÂ“cials. ÂWe have not even been contacted for a resolution! Nothing! Complete silence!ÂŽ he said in his own tweet on Saturday. Abbas argued that EFA and its sponsor, advertising agency Presentation, had no right to use SalahÂs image without written consent from MS Commercial, Cayman, the Â“rm that owns SalahÂs image rights. Egypt opens World Cup competition in June. The country qualiÂ“ed for the tournament for the Â“rst time in 28 years and its chances in Group A against host Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay rest largely on the 25-year-old SalahÂs shoulders. VATICAN CITY Â„ Men who were sexually abused by a priest in Chile described the private talks theyÂve had so far with Pope Francis at the Vatican as very helpful and respectful Sunday. James Hamilton, one of three clergy abuse survivors the pope invited to Italy after he discounted some of their assertions, tweeted that his more than two hours of conversation with Francis were Âenormously constructive.ÂŽ A second, Jose Andres Murillo, posted on Twitter that he stressed the importance of understanding sexual abuse as Âabuse of powerÂŽ during his time with the pope. The third man, Juan Carlos Cruz, was due to meet with Francis on Sunday. During a January visit to Chile, Francis sought to discredit the menÂs claims that a bishop covered up their abuse, calling the victimsÂ assertions Âcalumny.ÂŽ After his remarks provoked an outcry, the pope asked them to be his guests at the Vatican City hotel where he lives. Francis has requested the Holy See not to reveal the contents of his talks with the abuse victims, saying his priorities were listening to them and asking their forgiveness. On Sunday, as some 30,000 people gathered in St. PeterÂs Square for the popeÂs customary noon appearance from an Apostolic Palace window, the three men, looking relaxed, stood on a terrace overlooking the vast space and waved to well-wishers. Cruz said in a tweet he was happy to see that his friends Âcalm and in peace and feeling very welcome by the Holy FatherÂŽ after their visits with Francis. The three men visiting the Vatican were abused by the Chilean churchÂs most notorious predator, the Rev. Fernando Karadima. Their testimony was key to the VaticanÂs decision to remove Karadima from ministry and to order him in 2011 to a lifetime of penance and prayer. While in Chile at the beginning of the year, Francis demanded proof of their allegation that a bishop he appointed to a diocese there, Juan Barros, was aware of their abuse. The men have repeatedly contended that Barros witnessed Karadima abusing them and did nothing, a claim Barros denied. The pontiff maintained he had no evidence of BarrosÂ wrongdoing. The Associated Press has reported that Francis did have evidence, including a letter from Cruz that spelled out BarrosÂ wrongdoing. The letter was given to FrancisÂ top adviser on the sex abuse crisis. Francis has since done a turnaround, blaming his January remarks on a lack of ÂÂtruthful and balancedÂŽ information reaching him regarding Barros.Chilean victims of clergy sex abuse talk with popeBy FRANCES DÂEMILIOASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSex abuse victims James Hamilton, left, and Juan Carlos Cruz, right, wave to cameras as they stand on a terrace overlooking St. PeterÂs Square during the Regina Coeli prayer celebrated by Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Sunday.
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 30, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Monday, April 30, the 120th day of 2018. There are 245 days left in the year. Today in history On April 30, 1945, as Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun. On this date In 1789 George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States. In 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million. In 1812 Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union. In 1939 the New York WorldÂs Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1948 the Organization of American States was founded with the signing of its charter in Bogota, Colombia. In 1958 BritainÂs Life Peerages Act 1958 allowed women to become members of the House of Lords. In 1973 President Richard Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean, who was actually fired. In 1975 the Vietnam War ended as the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces. In 1993 top-ranked womenÂs tennis player Monica Seles was stabbed in the back during a match in Hamburg, Germany, by a man who described himself as a fan of second-ranked German player Steffi Graf. (The man, convicted of causing grievous bodily harm, was given a suspended sentence.) TodayÂs birthdays Actress Cloris Leachman is 92. Singer Willie Nelson is 85. Actor Burt Young is 78. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is 72. Movie director Allan Arkush is 70. Actor Perry King is 70. Singer-musician Wayne Kramer is 70. Singer Merrill Osmond is 65. Actor Paul Gross is 59. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 57. Country musician Robert Reynolds is 56. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 53. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 47. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 37. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 36. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 36. Bible verse As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.ÂŽ Â„ Romans 3:10 YouÂre just as good as the next fellow. ThatÂs the problem. ÂAll have sinned.ÂŽ Â„ Let Jesus be your Savior and Lord. HOUSTON (AP) Â„ A Texas deputy constable proved heÂs fleet of foot while facing down an agile cow that had a beef with motorists along a rural road. Harris County deputy Andrew Ries was patrolling an unincorporated area northeast of Houston late Thursday when he stopped to assist motorists involved in an apparent traffic accident. He learned one of the cars had struck a cow. The bovine didnÂt appear harmed, but it turned on Ries and chased the deputy around his patrol car, at one point striking the front of the vehicle. The motorists are seen on video hopping on top of a car to avoid the animal, which ran away. Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton posted on Facebook that his department often encounters Âthe good, the bad and the big.ÂŽODD NEWS Speedy Texas deputy avoids charging cowFROM PAGE ONEIt says it will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, fearing the Iranians will launch attacks. President Donald Trump is to decide by May 12 whether to remain in the nuclear deal. Pompeo repeated the Trump position that Âif we canÂt Â“x it, he is going to withdraw.ÂŽ Netanyahu welcomed the tough U.S. line. ÂIran must be stopped, its quest for a nuclear bomb must be stopped, its aggression must be stopped and weÂre committed to stopping it together,ÂŽ he said. Netanyahu also welcomed the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as IsraelÂs capital, and the scheduled move of its embassy from Tel Aviv on May 14. Pompeo said the U.S. is Âincredibly proudÂŽ of the embassy move. The Palestinians, who claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, have harshly criticized the U.S. move and all but cut off ties with the White House. Earlier in Saudi Arabia, Pompeo also took aim at Iran. ÂIran destabilizes this entire region,ÂŽ Pompeo said in brief remarks to journalists with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. He also urged the Saudis and their neighbors to resolve a festering dispute with Qatar that U.S. ofÂ“cials say Iran is exploiting to boost its inÂ”uence in the region, including in Yemen and Syria. Pompeo on Sunday met with Saudi King Salman, whose country, along with Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, is embroiled in a row with Qatar that had hobbled Gulf Arab unity and frustrated the U.S. as it seeks to blunt growing Iranian assertiveness. ÂI think they would all agree that itÂs in everyoneÂs best interests that the Gulf states all Â“gure out how to be together,ÂŽ Pompeo told reporters as he traveled to Israel. ÂWeÂve got a common challenge in Iran I think they all recognize that. WeÂre hopeful that they will in their own way Â“gure out their dispute between them.ÂŽ The ex-CIA chief arrived in Riyadh a day earlier, shortly after Iranianbacked Houthi rebels in Yemen Â“red missiles at Saudi ArabiaÂs southern city of Jizan, killing one person and underscoring what U.S. ofÂ“cials said is a growing threat emanating from Iran. Senior U.S. ofÂ“cials traveling with Pompeo blamed Iran for smuggling the missiles into Yemen. They said the incident highlighted the importance of the Trump administrationÂs push to counter Iran in the region. Iran has also provided crucial support to Syrian President Bashar Assad. Al-Jubeir said the kingdom Âsupports the policy of the Trump administration against Iran and to improve the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran.ÂŽ PompeoÂs meetings in Saudi Arabia and Israel, to be followed by discussions in Jordan, come just weeks ahead of several key dates that could bring further volatility to the region. 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. In London, British Prime Minister Theresa MayÂs ofÂ“ce said that she discussed the deal with her French and German counterparts. It said they agreed that the deal should remain intact, even while addressing shortcomings. The countries Âagreed that there were important elements that the deal does not cover, but which we need to address Â„ including ballistic missiles, what happens when the deal expires, and IranÂs destabilizing regional activity,ÂŽ the statement said. On May 14 comes the U.S. Embassy move, marking a signiÂ“cant shift in decades of American policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. The next day the Palestinians will mark the anniversary of what they term the Âcatastrophe,ÂŽ when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians Â”ed or were driven from their homes during the 1948 war that surrounded IsraelÂs creation. Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli Â“re during recent protests along border between Israel and Gaza. Those protests, spearheaded by the Islamic militant Hamas movement, are expected to peak on May 15. Also looming over the trip is uncertainty over TrumpÂs policy on Syria, which has shifted between a speedy all-out withdrawal of American forces and leaving a lasting footprint to deter Iran from completing a land bridge from Tehran to Beirut. Pompeo also is taking a leading role in TrumpÂs preparations for an expected summit in May or early June with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo, while en route to Israel, was asked whether a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal would complicate negotiations ÂI donÂt think Kim Jung Un is staring at the Iran deal and saying, ÂOh goodness, if they get out of that deal, I wonÂt talk to the Americans anymore. There are higher priorities, things he is more concerned about than whether the Americans stayÂŽ in the accord, Pompeo said.POMPEOFROM PAGE 1 them to better compete not only with AT&T and Verizon but also with Comcast and others as the wireless, broadband and video industries converge. ÂThis is going to be causing even more competition than this country has seen,ÂŽ said John Legere, T-Mobile chief executive. He would be the CEO of the combined company, which will be called T-Mobile. The all-stock deal values each share of Sprint at slight more than 0.10 T-Mobile shares. Deutsche Telekom, T-MobileÂs parent, would own about 42 percent of the combined company. JapanÂs SoftBank, which controls Sprint, would own 27 percent, and the remainder would be held by the public. The companies said they expect the deal to close by the Â“rst half of 2019 and would result in about $6 billion in annual cost savings. Investors have been anticipating a deal like this for some time. Sprint dropped a bid for T-Mobile more than three years ago following concerns by the Obama administration about wireless competition. The two were also poised to combine in October, but that deal was called off, too. The agreement will have to be reviewed by the Justice Department and the FCC. National carriers had not been able to get a deal through under President Barack Obama. But the FCC in September deemed the wireless market ÂcompetitiveÂŽ for the Â“rst time since 2009, which some analysts say could make it easier to present a deal. The 5G aspirations are at the heart of the agreement, and the new technology could allow companies to provide faster service to peoplesÂ homes. SprintÂs Claure likened going from 4G to 5G to switching from black-and-white television to color. The combined company plans to invest up to $40 billion in its network in the Â“rst three years, which executives said would drive more hiring and better service for customers. Sprint has a lot of debt and has posted a string of annual losses. It has cut costs and made itself more attractive to customers, BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk said, but it hasnÂt invested enough in its network and doesnÂt have enough airwave rights for quality service in rural areas. T-Mobile, meanwhile, has been on a yearslong streak of adding customers. After the government nixed AT&TÂs attempt to buy the company in 2011, T-Mobile led the way in many consumer-friendly changes, such as ditching twoyear contracts and bringing back unlimited data plans. Consumers are paying less for cellphone service thanks to T-MobileÂs inÂ”uence on the industry and the resulting price wars. Verizon and AT&T have been expanding their video-content businesses, while cable companies have been moving into wireless. That allows a single company to combine home and wireless internet and use content to support the communications businesses. Comcast, the cable giant that Â“nished buying NBCUniversal in 2013, offers customers wireless service by reselling access to VerizonÂs network. So does another dominant cable company, Charter.COMBINEFROM PAGE 1 to work toward the Âcomplete denuclearizationÂŽ of the Korean Peninsula but made no references to veriÂ“cation or timetables. Kim also expressed optimism about his meeting with Trump, MoonÂs spokesman Yoon Youngchan said. ÂOnce we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the PaciÂ“c or the United States,ÂŽ Kim said, according to Yoon. Yoon also quoted Kim as saying: ÂIf we maintain frequent meetings and build trust with the United States and receive promises for an end to the war and a nonaggression treaty, then why would we need to live in difÂ“culty by keeping our nuclear weapons?ÂŽ The Korean Peninsula technically remains in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War was halted with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The closing of the nuclear test site would be a dramatic but likely symbolic event to set up KimÂs summit with Trump. North Korea already announced this month that it has suspended all tests of nuclear devices and intercontinental ballistic missiles and plans to close its nuclear testing ground. Still, Adam Mount, a senior defense analyst at the Federation of American Scientists, said KimÂs comments were signiÂ“cant because they are his most explicit acknowledgement yet that denuclearization means surrendering his nuclear weapons. Analysts reacted with skepticism to KimÂs previously announced plan to close down the test site at Punggye-ri, saying the northernmost tunnel had already become too unstable to use for underground detonations anyway following the countryÂs sixth and most powerful test blast in September. In his conversation with Moon, Kim denied that he would be merely clearing out damaged goods, saying the site also has two new tunnels that are larger than previous testing facilities, Yoon said. Some analysts see MoonÂs agreement with Kim at the summit as a disappointment, citing the lack of references to veriÂ“cation and timeframes and also the absence of a deÂ“nition on what would constitute a ÂcompleteÂŽ denuclearization of the peninsula. But Patrick McEachern, a former State Department analyst now with the Washington-based Wilson Center, said it was still meaningful that Moon extracted a commitment from Kim to complete denuclearization, which marked a signiÂ“cant change from KimÂs previous public demand to expand his arsenal of nuclear weapons in number and quality. North Korea has invited the outside world to witness the dismantling of its nuclear facilities before. In June 2008, international broadcasters were allowed to air the demolition of a cooling tower at the Nyongbyon reactor site, a year after the North reached an agreement with the U.S. and four other nations to disable its nuclear facilities in return for an aid package worth about $400 million. But the deal eventually collapsed after North Korea refused to accept U.S.-proposed veriÂ“cation methods, and the country went on to conduct its second nuclear test detonation in May 2009. Yoon said Kim also revealed plans to sync its time zone with South KoreaÂs. The Koreas had used the same time zone for decades before the North created its own ÂPyongyang TimeÂŽ in 2015 by setting the clock 30 minutes behind South Korea and Japan. Yoon said the NorthÂs decision to return to SeoulÂs time zone was aimed at facilitating communication with South Korea and the U.S.NKOREAFROM PAGE 1become available. Despite the news, about 200 migrants still started walking toward the port. Rodulfo Figueroa, the top Mexican immigration ofÂ“cial in Baja California state, told caravan organizers to send in an initial group of 20 migrants to see if U.S. border inspectors would entertain their request for asylum. Figueroa said he doesnÂt know if they would be allowed in and had not received word from U.S. immigration ofÂ“cials. Nicole Ramos, an attorney working on behalf of caravan members, expressed disbelief that U.S. authorities cannot process more asylum seekers until its backlog eases. ÂThey have been well aware that a caravan is going to arrive at the border,ÂŽ she said at a news conference. ÂThe failure to prepare and failure to get sufÂ“cient agents and resources is not the fault of the most vulnerable among us. We can build a base in Iraq in under a week. We canÂt process 200 refugees. I donÂt believe it.ÂŽ The migrants had made their way north by foot, freight train and bus over the past month, many of them saying they feared for their lives in their home countries. The Trump administration has been tracking the caravan since it started in Mexico on March 25 near the Guatemala border. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called the caravan Âa deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system.ÂŽ Administration ofÂ“cials have railed against what they call AmericaÂs Âcatch and releaseÂŽ policies that allow people requesting asylum to be released from custody into the U.S. while their claims make their way through the courts, a process that can last a year. Wendi Yaneri Garcia said she is conÂ“dent she will be released while her asylum case is pending because she is traveling alone with her 2-year-old son, who has been sick. ÂAll I want is a place where I can work and raise my son,ÂŽ the 36-year-old said. She said that police in her hometown of Atlantida, Honduras, jailed her for protesting construction of a hydroelectric plant and that she received death threats after being released. NeÂ“ Hernandez, 24, said a gang in his hometown of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, threatened to kill him and his family if he did not sell drugs. He intended to seek asylum with his wife and baby daughter, who was born on the journey through Mexico. Jose Cazares, 31, said he faced death threats in the Honduran city of Yoro because a gang member suspected of killing the mother of his children learned one of his sons reported the crime to police. Earlier Sunday, the migrants boarded Â“ve old school buses to attend a rally at a PaciÂ“c Ocean beach, with supporters gathering on both sides of the border fence and some climbing the barrier to sit or to wave signs. The travelers face an uncertain future if they ask for asylum. U.S. immigration lawyers warned them that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said asylum claims will be resolved ÂefÂ“ciently and expeditiously.ÂŽ But she warned that any asylum seekers making false claims could be prosecuted, as could anyone who assists the migrants in doing so. Administration ofÂ“cials and their allies claim that asylum fraud is growing and that many who seek it are coached on how to do so. Asylum seekers are typically held for up to three days at the border and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If they pass an asylum ofÂ“cerÂs initial screening, they may be detained or released into the U.S. with ankle monitors.ASYLUMFROM PAGE 1
The Sun /Monday, April 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger SaturdayÂs Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: My dermatologist suggested that I get the HPV vaccine, as it will help my body ght warts of various kinds. I've had plantar warts and warts on my ngers and hands. They go away with treatment, but seem to come back in a dierent spot over time. I am a 62-year-old male in good health otherwise. Is getting the vaccine a good idea? Thank you. Â„ K.L. ANSWER: The HPV vaccine was approved for use in women to prevent cervical cancer, which is caused by certain high-risk types of human papillomavirus. Other types of this same virus are responsible for cutaneous warts, the kind on the plantar surface (sole) of your foot, or on your hands and ngers. Several recent case reports and one small series have shown that dicult-to-treat warts occasionally have gone away completely after people were vaccinated with the HPV vaccine, such as Gardasil. It is thought that the vaccine stimulates the immune system so that the body can ght o the infection. This is a bit surprising, since it had been thought that giving the vaccine after exposure would not be eective. On the other hand, the success seen so far is encouraging, and hopefully there will be a trial to look at this problem Â„ which is a real one, since some warts are very hard to get rid of. For right now, discuss the upsides and the downsides with your physician. On the upside, some people who failed treatment with salicylic acid, duct tape, liquid nitrogen, imiquimod (a cream used to stimulate the immune system), laser treatment, oral Tagamet (cimetidine), 5-FU (a type of chemotherapy) and glutaraldehyde (a powerful medicine used for resistant warts) had complete success with the vaccine. On the downside, the vaccine is expensive, and the three doses are not covered by insurance for people over 26. DR. ROACH WRITES: A few people wrote to me after a recent column on shoulder pain in a woman after a pneumonia vaccine, and wondered if this might be an entity called SIRVA, which stands for "shoulder injury related to vaccine administration." This is a rarely reported condition where structures in the shoulder are damaged by an immune response to the vaccine. The exact incidence is unknown, as it is not always recognized, and thus probably is not reported as often as it occurs. The immune response can cause damage to the shoulder capsule, tendons and even bone. It may be related to a too-deep injection into the shoulder, so that the vaccine doesn't go into the muscle, as it should, but into the shoulder bursa. The condition is treated by physical therapy. Because the reader in this case had a pre-existing shoulder injury, I don't think this was a case of SIRVA; however, readers should know about this condition so that any cases of shoulder pain and reduced function within days of vaccine administration can be recognized and treated. Further, health care practitioners should take care to use an appropriately sized needle to inject the vaccine. READERS: The booklet on vertigo explains this disruptive condition in detail and outlines its treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 801 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.DEAR ABBY: I had a brief aair with a married man 36 years ago. "Jerry" had left his wife after learning she was sleeping with his best friend. Our aair ended and we went on with our lives. Jerry stayed with his wife, and I married the man of my dreams. After 45 years of marriage, Jerry's wife died. My husband died suddenly two months before she did. A few years ago, a mutual friend put us together. We enjoy each other's company and spend time together. Jerry's two daughters are giving him a hard time about us dating. They told him they will never accept me because they know I was the one he had the aair with. They don't know about their mother's aair. A month before she passed, she told her daughter, for whatever reason, that her father would go back to me. My family has welcomed him with open arms. Jerry's daughters are married, so he's alone most of the time. How should we handle them? His son is OK with us. It hurts Jerry when his daughters tell him he's not to have me at his house or any gatherings they may have. Would really like your thought on this. Â„ Brief Aair DEAR B.A.: Not knowing Jerry's late wife, I can only guess why she told her daughter what she did. It's possible it was to prevent you and her husband from rekindling your relationship after her death. The person to handle it might be the mutual friend. Because the "girls" know only half the story, that person could tell them the other side. Jerry should also make clear to his daughters that he is now a single adult, who doesn't need anyone telling him who to entertain in his home and that he expects the woman in his life to be treated, at the very least, with civility. Unless he is prepared to draw the line, they will run his life for him as long as he's breathing. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about edible food being tossed out at places that serve food. Â„ Heloise "Dear Heloise: I have heard that a lot of the uneaten food at restaurants is thrown out at closing time instead of being given to the poor or even to employees! I know these places worry that someone will claim that he or she picked up food poisoning, but I seriously doubt the homeless, the disadvantaged or the elderly who live on next to nothing would mind if the food was left over from the day. It's waste of the worst kind!" Â„ Jessica S. in Texas Dear Heloise: I save the lids from things like cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, etc., and use them under items such as bottles of oil, jellies and jams, honey or just about anything that is sticky and messy. It saves me having to scrape shelves. Â„ Meghan V., Los Gatos, Calif.Can HPV vaccine be used to ght various kinds of warts? Long-ago lovers reconnect despite child's objection Uneaten edible food wasteHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby
Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Monday, April 30, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). Even though the way a person acts is a reection of who he or she really is, you still get the strange feeling that you are someone other than the person enacting your behavior. The truth in this will be food for thought today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). In machinery operation and in life, if you grip the controls harder than is necessary, it will limit your range of motion and lengthen your response time. Stay exible and ready. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Patterns establish themselves whether we want them to or not. ItÂs why some things are better not to start up at all. Steer clear from the actions that typically lead down a bad path. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Spatial balance is a key to beauty in many art forms, including relationships. Too much closeness is stiing and claustrophobiainducing. Too much distance leaves nothing to grab on to. Seek the optimal spacing and you will nd it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Many people are willing to be sold on an idea; itÂs fun to be seduced. Whether itÂs a seduction to get you to buy a product, join a group or be personally enticed, youÂre no easy mark. You want the truth more than the seduction. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). All natures are pure Â„ and cannot be otherwise Â„ though not all intentions are pure. Many only want the highest good for all when itÂs also what their ego wants. Not you. Your intent is pure, and so is your nature. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It will be challenging to assign the proper scale for the matters that aect our lives. Emotions could cause you to improperly magnify or minimize the impact of things. The perspective of outsiders will be valuable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Ask yourself why youÂre holding on to something. Is it because youÂre afraid? If fear is the only thing holding you back, remind yourself that change is the only inevitable constant of life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Being attached to the appearance of things will hold you back from knowing the real essence of them. Forget what things are supposed to be so you can nd out what they really are. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). YouÂre happy to be the witness, not the judge. You may be asked to give a verdict anyway, but think twice before you do. Even seemingly innocuous opinions could have an unintended inuence. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). YouÂll be like the moon, inuencing from afar, not having to force or even touch anything to aect it, moving and changing everything about life on earth by simply obeying its own nature. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). YouÂre mildmannered when thatÂs whatÂs appropriate, which is what will be appropriate for most of the day. But there will be brief moments when intense emotions will help you go at your purpose harder. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (April 30). YouÂre so excellent at giving your focused attention, respect and love to those around you. YouÂll be a central gure in many peopleÂs lives. May represents a fun inux of resources. A gamble pays o in July. Though you have no xed plan, youÂll arrive in October at a place many work for years to get to. Gemini and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 5, 22, 13 and 45. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau
The Sun /Monday, April 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley
Monday, April 30, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Pro Baseball 2, 4 | NBA 2, 6 | NHL 2, 6 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | Golf 6 By TOM JONESTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ HereÂs the thing: It really wasnÂt that bad. And believe it or not, the Lightning isnÂt in as much trouble as you probably fear. Yeah, I know what youÂre thinking. The Lightning lost the opening game of the second round playoff series Saturday to the Bruins and it might not be a bad idea to start looking for the button marked ÂPanic.ÂŽ And, well, yes, on paper SaturdayÂs game looked bad. It didnÂt look all that swell on the ice either. The final score was decisive: 6-2. But it also might have been a little deceptive, too. ÂI mean, other than the score,ÂŽ Lightning NHL: CommentaryWhy it wasnÂt as bad as it looked for LightningNFL: BuccaneersWatson has passion, perspective, persistence Bucs draft class is known forBy RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ One day after football camp at South Fayette High School, about 12 miles outside Pittsburgh, Justin Watson felt like he could go no more. Not another step. His legs burned and ached from two-a-day practices. His feet were blistered. His mood was dark. His energy depleted. ÂIÂm complaining down the hallway, and I turn into my room and see my brother and heÂs just smiling ear to ear,ÂŽ Watson said. ÂIf he had one day in my shoes, he would run until he threw up and until his feet were bleeding. And as soon as he could, he would get back up and start running again. ÂFrom that moment on, heÂs been my inspiration and the guy that whenever it gets tough and whenever I have a bad day, I just realize my brother Tommy would find a way to smile every single day. If I canÂt enjoy coming out playing football and getting in the weight room, what am I doing?ÂŽ Tommy, his oldest brother who is now 28, has cerebral palsy. The disorder of movement and posture results in a limitation of activity caused by damage that occurs in a fetal or infant brain. He doesnÂt walk or talk. So Justin developed enough athletic ability for both of them. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he runs a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 40 inches. HeÂs smart, too. With only Division I-A offers from Buffalo and Akron, he chose to go to the Ivy League, becoming the all-time career receiving leader at Penn, which has played football for 140 years. On Wednesday, he will take his final exam at the LOGANO SNAPS LONG LOSING STREAKJoey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway to end a nearly yearlong losing streak. Page 6By TOM WITHERSAssociated PressCLEVELAND Â„ LeBron James wasnÂt ready to go home or to Philadelphia or Los Angeles. HeÂs heading to Toronto, bringing a Cavaliers team that isnÂt done yet. Unwilling to sit despite battling leg cramps in the second half, James scored 45 points and got some much-needed help from his teammates in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, leading the Cavaliers to a 105101 win on Sunday over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the gameÂs best player to the breaking point. Following the game, an exhausted James said the series took a physical toll. ÂIÂm burnt right now,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm not thinking about Toronto right now until tomorrow. IÂm ready to go home. Can we? IÂm tired. I want to go home.ÂŽ James added nine rebounds, seven assists and played over 43 minutes while improving to 13-0 in the first round. He kept ClevelandÂs strange season alive Â„ for the time being Â„ but it took everything the 33-year-old and the Cavs had to hold off the Pacers, who came in confident after a 34-point win in Game 6. But James, who at times seemed to be playing the Pacers by himself in the series, pulled the Cavs back from the brink of elimination and at least delayed any more talk about impending free agency. ÂAmazing,ÂŽ IndianaÂs Victor Oladipo said of James. ÂHe did what he always does. ItÂs not really shocking. HeÂs the best in the world, and thatÂs what the best does and now I gotta work to get on that level.ÂŽ The Cavs will open the conference semifinals on Tuesday at top-seeded Toronto. Early in the game, James looked at agent Rich Paul sitting courtside and told him he wasnÂt coming out. James then played the first 35 minutes before heading to the locker room with one minute left in the third to be treated for what he said was Âa little minor injury.ÂŽ James said he was urged to get IV fluids but turned them down. Nothing was going to NBA: CAVALIERS 105, PACERS 101LeBron carries Cavaliers past PacersAP PHOTOCleveland CavaliersÂ LeBron James (23) drives to the basket against Indiana PacersÂ Myles Turner (33) in the first half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday in Cleveland. By KEN POWTAKAssociated PressBOSTON Â„ Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel was on the mound with runners on second and third Â„ twice. At the rate he strikes out batters, it didnÂt matter. Sandy Leon hit an opposite-field, go-ahead RBI single inside the third-base bag with two outs in the eighth inning and Kimbrel escaped two major jams, lifting the Boston to a 4-3 victory Sunday over Tampa Bay that snapped the RaysÂ eight-game winning streak. J.D. Martinez had four singles and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, but misplayed a fly ball into a double that put runners on second and third in the eighth before Kimbrel struck out Brad Miller to end the inning. Kimbrel (1-1) then struck out Jesus Sucre and pinch-hitter Carlos Gomez to end it. ÂHeÂs a high-strikeout guy,ÂŽ Martinez said. ÂAny time guys get on base, you never know, he could load the bases and strike three guys out. ThatÂs how he throws.ÂŽ Last season, Kimbrel fanned 49.6 percent of the batters he faced Â„ 126 of 254. So far this year, heÂs got 15 in 11 2/ 3 innings. The right-hander had a bigger reason to smile after, though, MLB: RED SOX 4, RAYS 3Red Sox snap RaysÂ streakAP PHOTOTampa Bay RaysÂ Denard Span, center, watches the flight of his two-run home run off a pitch by Boston Red SoxÂs Rick Porcello as Red SoxÂs Sandy Leon, left, looks on in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday in Boston. Boston Red SoxÂs Eduardo Nunez, left, and Andrew Benintendi, right, celebrate at home plate as they score on a single hit by Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Martinez in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday in Boston. By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line. Maybe it was in. Maybe it wasnÂt. But after mounting another two-goal lead and this time building on it instead of blowing it, the Washington Capitals made sure it wasnÂt close enough for one questionable call either way to make a difference. With fresh memories of coughing up that same lead in Game 1, this time they took it to the Pittsburgh Penguins and emerged with a 4-1 victory in Game 2 to tie the second-round series. ÂYou can see what happen last game when we get the lead 2-0 and they come back and win the game,ÂŽ said Alex NHL: CAPITALS 4, PENGUINS 1Capitals hold on to lead this time, beat Penguins in Game 2AP PHOTOWashington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly (10) celebrates his goal during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) skates away, Sunday in Washington. 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Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, April 30, 2018 / The Sun SPORTS ON TV BASEBALL: Stone CrabsRodriguez stays hot, Stone Crabs fall in series Â“ naleThe Charlotte Stone Crabs ended their road trip with a 9-5 loss against the Tampa Tarpons on Sunday. Despite David RodriguezÂs three RBI on a double and a home run, the Stone Crabs were unable to hold a lead for the second straight day. Charlotte led 3-2 in the fourth inning when Tampa plated the tying run in the bottom of the frame and then came back with four runs in the fifth inning. Tampa native Brandon Lawson threw 4 1/ 3 innings for the Stone Crabs, allowing five runs on nine hits. Adrian Navas and Yoel Espinal each allowed two runs in their relief efforts. Lucius Fox and Jesus Sanchez each had two hits in the loss. For Rodriguez, the two extra-base hit performance continued his torrid streak. On the six-game road trip, Rodriguez continued his nine-game hitting streak with 11 hits, six RBI, two home runs and raised in average to .371. Charlotte returns home Tuesday for a six-game homestand, beginning with a three-game set against the St. Lucie Mets. keep James off the floor in what some Cleveland fans feared could have been his last game with the franchise. He fought through the fatigue. He had no choice. ÂIt felt like a Game 7,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt was like, your mind is thinking like, ÂOK, besides the two I played in the Finals, you start thinking like, is this it? Could this be it?Â ThatÂs just human nature. And then the other side of my brain was like, ÂLetÂs go make something happen. LetÂs go, thatÂs what you here for. YouÂre here to make plays, youÂre the leader.ÂÂŽ The Cavs got a huge lift from Tristan Thompson, who played just 24 minutes in the first six games but made a rare start as Cavs coach Tyronn Lue used his 34th different starting lineup this season. Thompson added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Kevin Love made four 3-pointers, and George Hill returned after missing three games with back spasms to score 11 in 19 secondhalf minutes. ÂFive guys in double figures,ÂŽ said Lue, who has taken heat for some decisions in the series. ÂBut IÂm just happy Tristan, because heÂs been here with us for so long and been through all of the things weÂve been through over the course of the last four years, and to step in and play the way he did, IÂm just so happy for him.ÂŽ Oladipo scored 30 and Darren Collison had 23 for the Pacers, who were still within four in the final minute before a cutting James scored on a bullet pass from Kyle Korver with 30 seconds left. ÂBest receiver in the NBA,ÂŽ Korver said of James. ÂJust got to put it up there for him.ÂŽ Oladipo hit a 3 at the horn and was immediately embraced by James, who had never played a first-round Game 7 and was in jeopardy of seeing an eighth trip to the Finals end quickly. ÂHonestly, I think we were the better team, and they had the best player in the world,ÂŽ Pacers forward Trevor Booker said. It was the first Game 7 in Quicken Loans Arena history, and Cleveland fans were on edge from the start. A loss would not only have ended the CavsÂ season earlier than expected and their reign as three-time conference champs, but it would have pushed James closer to free agency. HeÂs expected to opt out of his contract in July to test the market, and thereÂs already a line of teams stretching from Philly to L.A. looking to sign the three-time champion. His stay in Cleveland isnÂt quite complete.Trust factorAfter the Cavs were rocked in Game 6, Lue knew he needed to shake things up, so he started players he trusts most. Korver got the nod along with James, Love, Smith and Thompson Â„ the Ovechkin, who scored his seventh goal of the playoffs. ÂTheyÂre experienced team, theyÂre not going to give up and theyÂre not gonna give easy play for us. We have to earn it. Today I think we play a solid game, everybody was in and we get the result.ÂŽ It was a result that came with controversy and a potentially significant aftermath as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion-Penguins came out on the wrong side of a coachÂs challenge, the NHLÂs video review on what would have been their second goal and lost defenseman Brian Dumoulin after a hit to the head by Tom Wilson. Holtby stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced to frustrate the Penguins, robbing captain Sidney Crosby and linemate Jake Guentzel with sliding pad saves to continue his strong play in the postseason. The Penguins thought he shouldÂve allowed one more goal to Patric Hornqvist in the third period. No definitive replays showing the puck over the goal line and WilsonÂs hit that injured Dumoulin left them steaming but also kicking themselves for starting slow and falling behind again. ÂThey won the game in the first period,ÂŽ Hornqvist said. ÂI donÂt think we played our best game. ... They were all over us.ÂŽ After blowing three two-goal leads through the first seven games of the p la y offs, Washin g ton at least temporarily solved that problem. Ovechkin beat Matt Murray 1:26 in, Jakub Vrana scored on the power play later in the first period and, unlike Game 1, the Capitals made it 3-0 when Brett Connolly scored on a breakaway early in the second. ÂGame 1 it was tough, we played a really good game I think and they just kind of found a way to get some breaks and score some timely goals,ÂŽ Connolly said. ÂWe learned from that this time around.ÂŽ(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Monday, April 30 MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ Colorado at Chicago Cubs 10 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Arizona (joined in progress) OR San Diego at San Francisco NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT Â„ NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference semiÂ“ nal, Game 1, Philadelphia at Boston NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, semiÂ“ nal, Game 2, Boston at Tampa Bay 10 p.m. NBCSN Â„ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, semiÂ“ nal, Game 3, Vegas at San Jose SOCCER 3 p.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Tottenham vs. Watford By KRISTIE RIEKENAssociated PressHOUSTON Â„ James Harden proved once again that UtahÂs vaunted defense was no match for him. Harden scored 41 points and the Houston Rockets raced out to a huge lead and sailed to a 110-96 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday. Houston was up by 25 at halftime behind 34 points combined from Harden and Chris Paul. The Jazz, who didnÂt wrap up their first-round series with Oklahoma City until late Friday night, looked sluggish and struggled to keep pace with the top-seeded Rockets, who hadnÂt played since eliminating Minnesota on Wednesday. The Jazz tied for second in the NBA in the regular season by allowing just 99.8 points, but failed to stop Harden in any of their meetings. Harden, who also had seven assists and eight rebounds, picked up where he left off in the regular season against the Jazz when he averaged 34.3 points, led by a 56-point performance in a 137-110 win in November. ÂTheir defense is really good Â„ their defense is super,ÂŽ Houston coach Mike DÂAntoni said. ÂBut James is James.ÂŽ Utah coach Quin Snyder seemed at a loss as to how to limit the MVP frontrunner, who had the sixth 40-point playoff game of his career. ÂHeÂs a special player,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs hard to give credit to all the things that he does. He just impacts the game in so many mays. You have to try to make it harder for him.ÂŽ It was HoustonÂs fourth straight win by 10 or more points this postseason, and the Rockets have won their five games against the Jazz by an average of 16.8 points. ÂWeÂre different,ÂŽ Harden said. ÂWeÂve seen so many different defenses throughout this year that have prepared us for this moment.ÂŽ The Jazz got 21 points each from rookie Donovan Mitchell and Jae Crowder while playing without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat with a strained left hamstring. It was a significant blow after he averaged 14 points, 7.3 rebounds and seven assists in the first round. The Jazz refused to blame their tough game on the fact that they didnÂt have much of a break between the first and second round. ÂItÂs a quick turnaround obviously and thereÂs some fatigue,ÂŽ Mitchell said. ÂBut that wasnÂt the reason for the performance.ÂŽ The Rockets had 10 3-pointers by halftime, led by three apiece from Harden and P.J. Tucker. They finished with 17, including seven from Harden, which tied his career-high for a playoff game. The Rockets were up by 18 entering the fourth after Paul hit a 3-pointer at the end of the third. Utah scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to get within 86-75, but Harden made three free throws over the next minute to end the run. Rudy Gobert, who had 11 points and nine rebounds, had a dunk after that, but a 3-pointer by Harden extended HoustonÂs lead to 92-77 with about 8 minutes left.NBA: ROCKETS 110, JAZZ 96HardenÂs 41 points lead Rockets over Jazz in Game 1LEBRONFrom Page 1CAPITALSFrom Page 1 AP PHOTOHouston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Jae C rowder defends during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Sunday in Houston. By TERESA M. WALKERAssociated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Â„ Kevin Fiala scored 5:37 into double overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Sunday night in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. The PresidentsÂ Trophy winners had the NHLÂs best road record during the regular season, but the Predators got the split they needed before this series switches to Winnipeg for Game 3 on Tuesday night. ThatÂs where the Jets posted the leagueÂs best home record. Craig Smith and Fiala skated up on a 2-on-1, and Jets defenseman Byflugien failed to block SmithÂs cross-ice pass to Fiala who beat goalie Connor Hellebuyck with a backhander. Ryan Johansen scored two goals, Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and two assists, and P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist as Nashville won both its 100th postseason game as a franchise and coach Peter LavioletteÂs 50th with the team. Filip Forsberg also had three primary assists for the first time in the postseason in his career. Mark Scheifele scored two goals and had an assist. Byflugien had a goal and an assist, and Brandon Tanev had a goal for Winnipeg. Tanev tied it at 3, putting the puck past Pekka RinneÂs right skate at 5:11 of the third. Johansen answered 34 seconds later, skating around Jets defenseman Toby Enstrom and beating Hellebuyck top shelf. But Scheifele forced overtime with his fourth goal in this series and eighth this postseason with 1:05 left in regulation and Hellebuyck pulled for the extra attacker. The Predators brought star Carrie Underwood in for the U.S. anthem as a Âproud hockey wifeÂŽ of Nashville center Mike Fisher, and Marcus Mariota brought the NFLÂs Tennessee Titans offensive linemen to wave the rally towels. Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan held up a huge catfish before they chugged beers Â„ Lewan using the catfish as a funnel. After throwing up a postseason-high 48 shots in losing Game 1 on Friday night, the Predators wasted no time getting on the board this time. Johansen scored 27 seconds in on NashvilleÂs first shot and a 1-0 lead, snapping WinnipegÂs streak of 10 straight games scoring the first goal with the Jets going 9-1-0 in that stretch dating back to the regular season.NHL: PREDATORS 5, JETS 4 Predators beat Jets in 2OT to even Western semi at 1-1AP PHOTONashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33), of Sweden, celebrates with Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland; Filip Forsberg (9), also of Sweden; and Ryan Ellis (4) after scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. 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The Sun / Monday, April 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3saying his 5-month old daughter, Lydia Joy, was finally home after heart surgery that had him miss most of spring training. ÂItÂs been great,ÂŽ he said, breaking into a smile. ÂIÂve lost a little bit of sleep, trying to catch up on it. Lydia came home the other day. ItÂs been nice to be at the house to spend time with her.ÂŽ Boston had lost five of seven. Denard Span hit a two-run homer and made a leaping catch in front of the Green Monster for the Rays, who had their third-longest winning streak in team history halted. Tampa Bay won nine straight in 2014 and 12 in Â04. The Rays started the season 4-13 and had a chance to reach .500. ÂWe needed it every bit and then some,ÂŽ Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said of the streak. ÂA lot of good things kind of came about. We saw our offense take shape a little bit and get hot. Pitchers got into that better rhythm, and defensively kind of as advertised.ÂŽ Red Sox starter Rick Porcello gave up three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks over 7 Â‡ innings. Martinez led off the eighth win a single against Tampa Bay closer Alex Colome (2-3) and Jackie Bradley Jr. walked before Leon hit a bouncer inside the bag that caromed off a side wall into short left field. ÂWeÂre feeling good about this series, winning two out of three,ÂŽ Rays starter Matt Andriese said. Trailing 3-0, Boston rallied to tie on MartinezÂs two-run single and BradleyÂs sacrifice fly in the sixth, but they left the bases loaded when Tzu-Wei Lin flied out. SpanÂs homer over BostonÂs bullpen made it 2-0 in the third. Mallex Smith added an RBI single an inning later.TrainerÂs roomRays: C Wilson Ramos was out of the lineup after leaving SaturdayÂs game with a sore groin. Red Sox: OF Mookie Betts, who left Saturday with a tight right hamstring, was out of the lineup Sunday. Manager Alex Cora didnÂt seem too concerned, saying itÂs Âday to day.ÂŽ ... RHP Tyler Thornburg (recovering from right shoulder surgery) starts a rehab assignment with TripleA Pawtucket on Monday.Angry walkRed Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez was hit on the left forearm Andriese. The slugger glared at the pitcher and appeared to say something before flipping his bat toward BostonÂs dugout and walking slowly to first with catcher Sucre in between the pair, but nothing escalated. captain Steven Stamkos said, ÂI thought we played pretty well.ÂŽ Okay, thatÂs sort of like saying, ÂOther than the guy in the hockey mask holding the machete, the summer at Camp Crystal Lake was awesome.ÂŽ But Stamkos isnÂt completely off his rocker. The Lightning wasnÂt nearly as bad as SaturdayÂs score might suggest. It really played a decent game. Was it good enough to win? LetÂs not go that far. It has plenty of work to do between now and Game 2 or it really will be in trouble. But the Lightning wasnÂt so bad that it should start packing up its hockey gear and start setting up tee times. There really was an awful lot to like about the LightningÂs Game 1. It out-shot the Bruins, 36-24. It had way more quality scoring chances. For good chunks of the game, Tampa Bay was the better team. ÂI thought there were some times when we were playing a really good game,ÂŽ Lightning center Tyler Johnson said. But there was plenty of awful, too. Like every other team in the National Hockey League, the Lightning appears to have no answer for BostonÂs superstar line of David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Sometimes you get the sense that those guys Â„ who combined for a ridiculous three goals and eight assists in Game 1 Â„ can score whenever they want. And they will if Tampa Bay doesnÂt button up on defense. ÂI mean, we lost 6-2, so it doesnÂt matter how we feel about how we played,ÂŽ Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. ÂWeÂre going to wake up in the morning, somebody is going to look at the score and say, ÂTampa is down 1-0.Â Is there something that we can build off this game? No question. But they got six. We have to raise the level in our game to get back in the series.ÂŽ Maybe itÂs good that Cooper wasnÂt interested in finding silver linings. His locker room was pretty surly, too. ÂPretty tough right now,ÂŽ McDonagh said when asked if he thought the Lightning did some good things. If youÂre looking for a glass thatÂs half full, Tampa Bay does, indeed, have time to get back into the series. And thatÂs the biggest takeaway of all. ItÂs one game. Just one game. ÂWeÂll look at this game,ÂŽ Johnson said. ÂWeÂll learn what we did right. WeÂll learn what we did wrong and change that. ItÂs one game. ThatÂs why itÂs a sevengame series.ÂŽ No series was ever won in the first game, although itÂs safe to say that Game 2 is imperative for Tampa Bay. No way it can afford to go to Boston, something of a house of horrors over the years, down two games to none. The final piece that Lightning can hang its helmets on? This isnÂt the first time Tampa Bay has looked to be in serious trouble in the postseason. ÂWe have a lot of experience,ÂŽ Johnson said. ÂWeÂve been in this position before. Âƒ WeÂre looking forward to the next game.ÂŽ This still looks like this has a good chance of being a long and competitive series. After all, Saturday really wasnÂt as bad as you think. prestigious Wharton School of Business, where he will graduate with a degree in finance. ÂThe Ivy League career and that degree, that was plan two for me,ÂŽ Watson said. ÂPlan one was get to the NFL and put everything you have into it.ÂŽ That happened Saturday when the Bucs made Watson their fifth-round choice in the NFL draft. Watson is representative of what the BucsÂ draft this year was all about. Talent, of course, is paramount. But for Tampa Bay, so was passion and persistence. Whether youÂre talking about Vita VeaÂs hunger and humility, Ronald Jones losing his father while in high school, Alex Cappa from Division II Humboldt State or Jordan Whitehead fighting his way out of Aliquippa, Penn., there is no shortage of shoulder chips in the BucsÂ 2018 draft class. Each draft under Bucs general manager Jason Licht has taken on its own personality and significance. In 2014, it was about the Dunk-aneers. Shopping at the Big and Tall store with 6-foot-5 receiver Mike Evans and 6-foot-5 tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins drafted to go with 6-foot-5 receiver Vincent Jackson. In 2015, it was about Jameis Winston and some big guys to protect him. In 2016, it was Boom or Bust. The Bucs used a second-round pick on Florida State placekicker Roberto Aguayo, who was gone after one season. Vernon Hargreaves (first round), Noah Spence (second round). Bust, bust (so far). In 2017, it was the plug and play draft with O.J. Howard, Justin Evans, Chris Godwin and Kendell Beckwith. But this year? The Bucs continued the theme from free agency of finding players with guile and grit. ÂUltimately, we identify guys who have dealt with adversity the right way,ÂŽ said Bucs receivers coach Skyler Fulton. ThatÂs not to say they have all been mistake-free. Three members of this draft class had some off-field problems in college and two were suspended for games because of it. But they learned from them and moved forward. ÂYou have to take the last play behind you and move forward,ÂŽ Licht said. ÂYouÂve got to love it to be able to do that. Guys that donÂt necessarily love it if things arenÂt going well, theyÂre not necessarily going to give their best effort IÂve found in the past.ÂŽ Watson, whose production and physical tools remind scouts of Jordy Nelson, proved at the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg and the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., that he could play at the highest level. ÂI know what weÂre doing here,ÂŽ Fulton said. ÂWeÂre building a culture of rooms not with one leader, but multiple leaders. Guys who most importantly, can lead themselves.ÂŽ WatsonÂs experience has pushed him to help others. HeÂs worked to register students for a bone marrow drive. He befriended Vhito DiCapria, a young boy who battled cancer and was named the QuakersÂ team captain. ÂAlways, thatÂs been my mission,ÂŽ Watson said. ÂIÂve seen people give to our family and how much it can lift someone up in a time of need and thatÂs whatÂs I want to give forward in the NFL.ÂŽ And itÂs that type of player and person who may lift the Bucs, as well.THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. RESULTS NOT TYPICAL. As Patents on Sex Drugs Expire, a New $1 Pill Takes the SpotlightA patented pill costing less than $1 a dose stands to help millions of men with failing sex lives; no prescription will be requiredBy Ray Wilson Associated Health Press AHP ÂŠ A new sex pill is set to take the spotlight with the Cialis patent expiring next month. But unlike the former, it wonÂt require a prescription and is priced just under a $1 a dose. The new pill called Vesele is part of a new class of performance enhancers for men, which work instantaneously on the body and mind triggering arousal and Â“rmer, harder erections. Formulated with a special compound known as an ÂacceleratorÂŽ, Vesele can transport its active ingredients faster and more efÂ“ciently into the blood stream, where it begins to work its magic. The patented ingredient blend initiates a process known as vasodilation, which causes arteries and vessels throughout the body to expand. This allows blood to Â”ow directly to penis and genitals, resulting in harder erections which last longer. Cialis and Viagra are based around a simlilar concept. But what makes Vesele so remarkable, and what these other sex pills canÂt do, is that also directs a small portion of this blood Â”ow to the brain, which creates feelings of intense arousal. In laymenÂs terms, users become incredibly excited and turned on. This is why the makers of Vesele say their pill has worked so effectively in clinical trials. It stimulates the two most important organs for great sex, the penis and the brain.The Brain Erection ConnectionUntil now, medical researchers did not fully understand the brain-erection connection. It has now been made clear with Vesele When both are supplied with a constant blood Â”ow, men are harder and Â“rmer for longer...and have unbelievable sex drives. ÂMost of the research and treatment methods for menÂs sexual failures have focused on physiological factors and have neglected the emotional ones. For the leading sex drugs to work, like Cialis and Viagra, you need visual stimulationÂŽ explains Dr. Henry Esber, the creator of Vesele ÂAnd although they work for some men, the majority experience absolutely no fulÂ“llment during sex. According to research published by the National Institute of Health, 50% of men taking these drugs stop responding or canÂt tolerate their side effects...and on top of that they spend $50 per pill and it doesnÂt even work half the time. This is what makes Vesele so different and effective. It Â”oods the blood stream with key ingredients which cause arteries all over the body to expand. The patented accelerator speeds up this process even more. The result is a rush of blood Â”ow to the penis and brain, helping to create an impressive erection and a surging desire for sex. Often, this is all men need to get going. And when taken regularly, many men say they are energized and aroused all day.ÂŽGreat Sex At Any AgeWith the conclusion of their latest human clinical use survey trial, Dr. Esber and his team are now offering Vesele in the US. And regardless of the market, its sales are exploding. Men across the country are eager to get their hands on the new pill and according to the research, they should be. In the trial above, as compared to baseline, men taking Vesele saw a staggering 85% imp rovement in erection hardness over a four-month period. Their erections also lasted twice as long. These same men also experienced an astounding 82% increase in the desire for sex (libido/sex drive) and an even greater improvement in overall satisfaction and ability to satisfy their partners. Many men taking Vesele described feeling horny and aroused through the day. The anticipation before sex was amazing. They were also easily turned on. Their moods were more upbeat and positive, too.Faster Absorption into the Blood StreamVesele is made up of three specialized ingredients: two clinical strength vasodilators and a patented absorption enhancer often called an accelerator. According to an enormous amount of clinical data, each is very safe. Research shows that with age, many men lose their desire and interest in sex. They also struggle to produce an erection Â“rm enough for penetration. And although there are many theories as to why this happens (including a loss in testosterone) one thing is certain, inadequate blood Â”ow is virtually al ways to blame. ThatÂs why sex drug manufacturers focus on blood Â”ow, it makes your erection hard. But whatÂs more surprising, and what these manufacturers have failed to consider, is that lack of blood Â”ow can also kill your sex drive. ThatÂs because blood supplies energy for the brain. This energy is required for creating brai nwaves that cause excitability and arousal. Studies show the Vesele stimulates the entire cardiovascular system, including the arteries that lead to both the brain and penis. The extreme concentration of the ingredients combined with the accelerator ensures that this process starts quickly. The sexual beneÂ“ts of Vesele are also multiplied as its ingredients build up in the system over time. This is why many men take it every single day. Recent Studies Show Positive Effects on WomenIn the same study referenced throughout, Vesele was also shown to have an amazing (and somewhat surprising) effect on women too. ThatÂs because the same arteries and vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain and genitals are the same in men and women. ÂIn our most recent study, women taking Vesele saw a stunning 52% improvement in arousal and sex drive. Perhaps more impressive, they also experienced a 57% improvement in lubrication. You can imagine why some couples are taking Vesele together. Everything feels better. Everything works better. 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Frazier2b301101.250 Rodriguez2b100000.167 Polancorf500002.196 Martecf411001.288 Bell1b411000.241 Dickersonlf210020.316 Diazc413200.484 Moran3b412101.288 Mercerss401001.244 Kinghamp200012.000 Felizp000000Â„a-Freeseph101100.263 Santanap000000Â„TOTALS34510538 ST.LOUIS000000000Â„030 PITTSBURGH00000401XÂ„5100 a-singledforFelizinthe8th.b-doubledfor Hollandinthe9th. LOB_St.Louis3,Pittsburgh9.2B_Wong (3).RBIs_Frazier(4),Diaz2(6),Moran(14), Freese(8). DP_Pittsburgh1(Marte,Bell). ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Weaver,L,2-2 5.164426101 5.17 Hicks.21 001018 1.26 Gregerson10 000179.82 Holland13 110121 7.36 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Kingham,W,1-0 71000998 0.00 Feliz11000027 3.75 Santana11 001222 4.50 Inheritedrunners-scored_Hicks2-1.HBP_ Hicks(Frazier).T_2:51.A_14,378(38,362).ASTROS8,ATHLETICS4OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Joycelf401002.206 Semienss401001.275 Lowrie2b401101.339 Davisdh300002.234 Olson1b400003.257 Chapman3b400002.269 Piscottyrf411001.278 Pindercf422102.317 Lucroyc413200.267 TOTALS35494014 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springerrf312211.267 Altuvedh301200.351 Correass400001.320 Gurriel1b401000.222 Reddicklf310010.241 Bregman3b220012.262 Gonzalez2b412101.239 Stassic200000.256 a-McCannph-c110200.286 Marisnickcf321102.143 TOTALS2987837 OAKLAND001001101Â„494 HOUSTON00201032XÂ„870 a-reachedonerrorforStassiinthe7th. E_Semien(7),Lucroy2(3),Dull(1). LOB_Oakland5,Houston4.2B_Semien(8), Piscotty(7),Pinder(3),Lucroy(5),Gurriel (5),Marisnick(1).HR_Pinder(3),offSmith; Springer(6),offCahill.RBIs_Lowrie(27), Pinder(5),Lucroy2(7),Springer2(19), Altuve2(15),Gonzalez(16),Marisnick (7),McCann2(9).SB_Bregman(3). SF_McCann.S_Altuve. DP_Oakland1(Chapman,Lowrie,Olson); Houston1(Gonzalez,Gurriel). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Cahill,L,1-164 431581 3.00 Petit.1121018 3.07 Dull.21 001010 3.60 Casilla11 221115 3.27 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole6.26330121001.73 Harris,W,1-1,BS,1-1 .110000131.69 Devenski,H,4110001140.75 Smith111101199.64 Cahillpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored_Petit1-1,Dull 1-1,Harris1-1.HBP_Cole(Davis),Casilla (Bregman).WP_Cahill.T_2:46.A_39,131 (41,168).CUBS2,BREWERS0MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf300011.292 Yelichrf401000.262 Braunlf401000.256 Shaw3b400001.252 Aguilar1b200011.364 Villar2b200010.268 Arciass200011.198 Bandyc200000.174 b-Santanaph100001.236 Pinac000000.191 Daviesp200001.000 Jenningsp0000001.000 Albersp000000Â„c-Sogardph100000.113 Williamsp000000Â„TOTALS2702046 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Almoracf400001.292 Baez2b400001.292 Bryant3b400001.289 Rizzo1b310000.157 Contrerasc402000.270 Schwarberlf200010.276 Zobristlf000000.326 Russellss212100.235 Heywardrf200011.247 Chatwoodp201100.167 a-Happph100001.242 Edwardsp000000Â„Morrowp000000Â„TOTALS2825225 MILWAUKEE000000000Â„020 CHICAGO00001100XÂ„250 a-struckoutforChatwoodinthe7th. b-struckoutforBandyinthe8th.c-popped outforAlbersinthe8th. LOB_Milwaukee4,Chicago6.2B_Contreras (9).3B_Russell(1).RBIs_Russell(3), Chatwood(1).SB_Cain(7),Arcia(1). SF_Russell. GIDP_Shaw,Villar. DP_Chicago2(Rizzo,Russell,Chatwood), (Russell,Baez,Rizzo). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Davies,L,2-35.25 222395 4.24 Jennings.20 00018 1.38 Albers.20 00004 1.35 Williams10 000112 1.93 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Chatwood,W,2-3 720034902.83 Edwards,H,710001219 0.66 Morrow,S,7-7100000140.00 Inheritedrunners-scored_Jennings2-0. HBP_Davies(Rizzo).T_2:35.A_40,895 (41,649).BRAVES10,PHILLIES1ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Albies2b532311.293 Acunalf302120.421 F.Freeman1b400011.314 Markakisrf511200.302 Suzukic421001.290 Camargo3b411301.294 S.Freemanp000000Â„Biddlep1011001.000 Swansonss500002.287 McCarthyp300003.083 Moylanp000000Â„Flaherty3b110011.300 Inciartecf423010.276 TOTALS39101110610 PhiladelphiaABRHBIBBSOAvg. Hernandez2b300012.284 Santana1b300011.160 Herreracf200020.337 Hoskinslf400002.318 Altherrrf413001.200 Knappc300012.170 Franco3b401101.263 Kingeryss401001.224 Velasquezp100001.333 a-Williamsph100000.189 Thompsonp100001.000 Garciap000000Â„Hutchisonp0000001.000 b-Valentinph100001.000 TOTALS31151513 ATLANTA105000031Â„10111 PHILADELPHIA000100000Â„151 a-groundedoutforVelasquezinthe4th. b-struckoutforHutchisoninthe9th. E_Camargo(1),Santana(1).LOB_Atlanta9, Philadelphia8.2B_Albies(12),Acuna2(4), Suzuki(4),Inciarte(3),Biddle(1),Altherr (4).3B_Inciarte(1).HR_Albies(9),off Velasquez;Camargo(1),offVelasquez. RBIs_Albies3(20),Acuna(4),Markakis2 (18),Camargo3(7),Biddle(1),Franco(20). SB_Albies(3),Acuna(1),Inciarte(13). GIDP_Franco,Williams. DP_Atlanta2(McCarthy,Swanson, F.Freeman),(Swanson,F.Freeman). ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA McCarthy,W,4-0 5.15113696 3.09 Moylan1.10 001117 2.89 S.Freeman.10 000144.76 Biddle20 001529 0.00 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Velasquez,L,1-4 47662473 5.70 Thompson3.23 333567 7.27 Garcia11111129 3.00 Hutchison.10 00002 3.18 Inheritedrunners-scored_Moylan1-0, S.Freeman1-0,Garcia1-0,Hutchison2-0. HBP_Garcia(Suzuki).PB_Knapp(3). T_3:26.A_31,010(43,647).REDS8,TWINS2CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Winkerrf512101.299 Hamiltoncf000000.169 Perazass513100.299 Votto1b311021.273 Gennettdh522001.301 Suarez3b402210.311 Scheblercf-rf501200.304 Duvalllf511202.177 Barnhartc401011.231 Blandino2b521000.256 TOTALS41814846 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b501003.260 Mauer1b301110.293 Garver1b000000.250 Rosariolf400001.230 Escobar3b402000.308 Keplercf400000.280 Grossmanrf300011.200 Morrisondh311010.151 Adrianzass401002.235 Castroc412102.161 TOTALS3428239 CINCINNATI112300100Â„8140 MINNESOTA000001001Â„280 LOB_Cincinnati10,Minnesota8.2B_Winker (6),Gennett(7),Suarez(3),Escobar(11), Morrison(2),Adrianza(3),Castro2(3). HR_Duvall(4),offDuffey.RBIs_Winker (9),Peraza(9),Suarez2(10),Schebler2 (11),Duvall2(15),Mauer(7),Castro(2). SB_Duvall(2). GIDP_Kepler. DP_Cincinnati1(Blandino,Peraza,Votto). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Mahle,W,2-36.141127934.32 Garrett.220011291.76 Peralta10 00017 2.63 Hernandez12 110016 3.86 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios,L,2-335 443060 3.63 Rogers.23 330123 8.44 Magill2.13 001238 0.00 Duffey33 1103 4113.50 Garrettpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored_Garrett1-0, Peralta2-0,Magill2-2.Umpires_Home,Ted Barrett;First,LanceBarksdale;Second, WillLittle;Third,TomWoodring.T_3:07. A_25,677(39,504).ROYALS5,WHITESOX4CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b502002.267 Sanchez3b400011.263 Abreu1b320011.263 Delmonicolf512100.254 Davidsondh301021.253 1-Engelpr-dh000000.159 Palkarf201200.333 a-Thompsonph-rf210010.139 Andersonss400001.267 Garciacf402100.263 Narvaezc401000.189 TOTALS3649456 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. MerriÂ“eld2b502100.250 Moustakas3b502001.302 Perezdh512002.267 Solerrf412002.307 Cuthbert1b422400.224 Duda1b000000.213 Jaycf300010.237 Gordonlf301011.265 Escobarss211000.204 Goinsss000000.242 Buterac200021.163 TOTALS33512547 CHICAGO000201100Â„490 KANSASCITY00013001XÂ„5121 a-walkedforPalkainthe6th. 1-ranforDavidsoninthe9th. E_Gordon(1).LOB_Chicago11,Kansas City10.2B_Delmonico2(3),Palka(2), Escobar(6).3B_Garcia(2).HR_Cuthbert (1),offSantiago;Cuthbert(2),offVolstad. RBIs_Delmonico(6),Palka2(6),Garcia(7), MerriÂ“eld(8),Cuthbert4(6).SB_Abreu(1), MerriÂ“eld(4).S_Escobar. Runnersleftinscoringposition_Chicago 5(Sanchez,Delmonico,Garcia,Narvaez, Thompson);KansasCity6(Perez2,Gordon 2,Butera2).RISP_Chicago3for13;Kansas City3for13. Runnersmovedup_Anderson,Moustakas. GIDP_Anderson,MerriÂ“eld,Moustakas. DP_Chicago2(Moncada,Anderson,Abreu), (Anderson,Moncada,Abreu);KansasCity1 (Moustakas,Cuthbert). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Santiago4.25 223586 3.48 Volstad1.26 221041 4.61 Avilan.20 000110 4.15 Rondon,L,1-111 100114 5.59 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Kenned y 54222697 3.48 Flynn,BS,1-11.22 222042 3.86 McCarthy,W,2-0 1.12001031 3.52 Boyer,S,1-1110000 1415.00 Inheritedrunners-scored_Volstad1-1,Avilan 3-0,McCarthy1-0.HBP_Flynn(Abreu), Rondon(Escobar).WP_Volstad.PB_Narvaez (3).T_3:19.A_23,892(37,903).METS14,PADRES2NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Cabrera2b512210.340 Gsellmanp000000.000 Harveyp000000.333 Confortocf602102.222 Cespedeslf222000.233 Nimmolf412101.313 Brucerf422120.250 Frazier3b522211.256 Gonzalez1b613500.227 Reyesss532110.161 Nidoc512112.167 Wheelerp200001.286 a-Rosarioph100000.238 Sewaldp000000.000 b-Floresph-2b010010.196 TOTALS4514191477 SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Margotcf502000.188 Hosmer1b513002.281 Villanueva3b400012.329 Corderorf511003.234 Pirelalf-2b301011.267 Galvisss401201.250 Asuaje2b300001.200 Matonp000000Â„Makitap000000Â„c-Szczurph100000.241 Yatesp000000Â„Ellisc402001.208 Mitchellp200001.143 Lylesp000000.000 Jankowskilf201000.500 TOTALS382112212 NEWYORK112000550Â„14192 SANDIEGO002000000Â„2110 a-Â”iedoutforheelerinthe6th.b-walked forSewaldinthe8th.c-Â”iedoutforMakita inthe8th. E_Nido2(2).LOB_NewYork12,SanDiego 11.2B_Cespedes(3),Gonzalez(2),Margot (4),Hosmer(9).HR_Gonzalez(3),off Lyles;Frazier(4),offMakita;Reyes(1),off Makita.RBIs_Cabrera2(17),Conforto(6), Bruce(12),Frazier2(17),Gonzalez5(17), Reyes(1),Nido(1),Nimmo(3),Galvis2(9). SB_Cespedes2(2),Bruce(2),Reyes(2), Margot(3).S_Sewald. Runnersleftinscoringposition_NewYork5 (Conforto,Bruce,Gonzalez,Reyes,Nimmo); SanDiego7(Hosmer,Cordero3,Galvis2, Jankowski).RISP_NewYork7for13;San Diego1for11. Runnersmovedup_Pirela. NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Wheeler,W,2-156 222995 4.09 Sewald,H,122 000343 1.98 Gsellman12 000014 1.80 Harvey11 000010 5.76 SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Mitchell,L,0-3 4.25444593 6.07 Lyles1.25 441045 4.00 Maton.22 111025 0.90 Makita16 551138 7.71 Yates11000115 1.35 Inheritedrunners-scored_Lyles2-0,Maton 1-1.T_3:29.A_34,639(42,445).GIANTS4,DODGERS2LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Taylorcf411001.233 Seagerss401000.267 K.Hernandezrf-3b301110.254 Kemplf401001.310 Grandalc400001.291 Bellinger1b202000.291 Muncy1b211001.200 Barnes2b400001.190 Farmer3b200000.256 a-Pedersonph-rf101100.286 Maedap200000.111 b-Utleyph100001.298 Liberatorep000000Â„Chargoisp000000.000 TOTALS3328216 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blancolf402000.327 Hanson2b400001.167 Watsonp000000Â„Stricklandp000000Â„Poseyc321011.271 Belt1b211120.317 Longoria3b411300.247 Crawfordss400001.191 Slaterrf101020.286 G.Hernandezcf300001.263 Blachp200000.077 Dysonp000000Â„c-Tomlinsonph-2b100001.297 TOTALS2846455 LOSANGELES000001100Â„280 SANFRANCISCO30100000XÂ„460 a-singledforFarmerinthe7th.b-struckout forMaedainthe7th.c-struckoutforDyson inthe7th. LOB_LosAngeles5,SanFrancisco5.2B_ Taylor(7),Bellinger(6),Posey(5),Belt(4). 3B_Blanco(1).HR_Longoria(6),offMaeda. RBIs_K.Hernandez(10),Pederson(11), Belt(14),Longoria3(15).SB_Pederson(1). CS_Blanco(2). Runnersleftinscoringposition_LosAngeles 2(Taylor,Grandal);SanFrancisco2(Belt, Longoria).RISP_LosAngeles2for7;San Francisco1for5. Runnersmovedup_Barnes.LIDP_Farmer. GIDP_Kemp,Blach. DP_LosAngeles1(Barnes,Seager, Bellinger);SanFrancisco2(Crawford, Hanson),(Longoria,Tomlinson,Belt). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Maeda,L,2-265 444396 3.76 Liberatore11 000110 0.00 Chargois10 001113 1.74 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Blach,W,2-366 221487 4.10 Dyson,H,411 000118 3.55 Watson,H,611 000010 0.71 Strickland,S,7-910 000117 1.32 Blachpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored_Dyson1-1.T_2:40. A_42,020(41,915).BASEBALL CALENDARAPRIL17-18: Clevelandvs. MinnesotaatSanJuan, PuertoRico. MAY16-17: OwnersÂmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraft starts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigningperiodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigningperiodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignfor amateurdraftpickssubject todeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame, Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotrade aplayerwithoutsecuring waivers.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSOrioles5,Tigers3: Substitutestarter PedroAlvarezhittwohomeruns. RedSox4,Rays3: SandyLeonhitan opposite-Â“eld,go-aheadRBIsingle insidethethird-basebagwithtwo outsintheeighthinning. BlueJays7,Rangers2: KevinPillar homeredforthethirdtimeintwo games. Mariners10,Indians4: RyonHealy hittwohomerunsandhadfourRBIs. Marlins3,Rockies0: Left-hander CalebSmithallowedtwohitsin seveninningsforhisÂ“rstcareer victory. Nationals3,Diamondbacks1: Gio Gonzalezstruckouteightoverseven stronginnings. Pirates5,Cardinals0: NickKingham carriedaperfectgameintothe seventhinninginhismajorleague debut. Astros8,Athletics4: GerritCole workedintotheseventhinningand struckout12. Cubs2,Brewers0: TylerChatwood pitchedsevensparklinginningsand helpedhimselfwithanRBIsingle. Braves10,Phillies1: RonaldAcunaJr. doubledtwiceandreachedbasefour timestocapasuccessfulÂ“rstweek inthemajors. Reds8,Twins2: TylerMahlepitched intotheseventhinninginanother impressivestart. Royals5,WhiteSox4: Cheslor Cuthberthomeredtwiceanddrove infourruns. Mets14,Padres2: AdrianGonzalez homered,doubledanddroveinÂ“ve runs. GIANTS4,DODGERS2: EvanLongoria hitathree-runhomerintheÂ“rst inning. LATE N.Y.YankeesatL.A.Angels,8:07p.m.TODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VS.OPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PittsburghTaillon(R)2-24.913-20-07.01.29 WashingtonRoark(R)7:05p1-23.771-40-16.013.50 ColoradoFreeland(L)1-34.332-30-16.04.50 ChicagoLester(L)7:05p2-13.294-10-15.07.20 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)3-01.823-12-013.02.08 MiamiStraily(R)7:10p0-00.000-03-228.26.28 MilwaukeeChacin(R)2-13.994-21-113.04.85 CincinnatiFinnegan(L)7:10p0-28.030-30-01.018.00 LosAngelesHill(L)1-16.001-20-323.24.94 ArizonaGreinke(R)9:40p2-24.802-31-329.23.94 SanDiegoLauer(L)0-118.000-10-00.00.00 SanFran.Samardzija(R)10:15p1-16.231-11-126.14.78AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VS.OPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasHamels(L)1-44.411-50-010.18.71 ClevelandBauer(R)6:10p2-22.412-31-06.11.42 KansasCityHammel(R)0-23.380-52-014.03.21 BostonRodriguez(L)7:10p3-03.634-00-04.09.00 TampaBayFaria(R)1-16.332-31-07.01.29 Detroit Zimmermann(R) 7:10p1-07.913-20-06.07.50 NewYorkGray(R)1-17.712-30-110.05.40 HoustonMorton(R)8:10p3-01.863-22-114.16.91 TorontoSanchez(R)1-23.691-40-00.00.00 MinnesotaLynn(R)8:10p0-27.710-40-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. VSOPP-PitcherÂsrecordversusthisopponent. SATURDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSox8,KansasCity0, 1stgame TampaBay12,Boston6 Texas7,Toronto4 Seattle12,Cleveland4 Detroit9,Baltimore5 Houston11,Oakland0 KansasCity5,ChicagoWhiteSox2, 2ndgame N.Y.Yankees11,L.A.Angels1 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs3,Milwaukee0 Arizona4,Washington3,10innings L.A.Dodgers15,SanFrancisco6, 1stgame Atlanta4,Philadelphia1 Pittsburgh6,St.Louis2 Miami4,Colorado1 SanDiego12,N.Y.Mets2 SanFrancisco8,L.A.Dodgers3,2nd game Interleague Minnesota3,Cincinnati1 TUESDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague TexasatCleveland,6:10p.m. KansasCityatBoston,7:10p.m. TampaBayatDetroit,7:10p.m. N.Y.YankeesatHouston,8:10p.m. TorontoatMinnesota,8:10p.m. BaltimoreatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. OaklandatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague PittsburghatWashington,7:05p.m. AtlantaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. MilwaukeeatCincinnati,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatMiami,7:10p.m. ColoradoatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. L.A.DodgersatArizona,9:40p.m. SanDiegoatSanFrancisco,10:15 p.m. Interleague ChicagoWhiteSoxatSt.Louis,8:15 p.m.
The Sun / Monday, April 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Daytona (Reds) 16 8 .667 Â„ Tampa (Yankees) 14 10 .583 2 Lakeland (Tigers) 11 13 .458 5 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 9 14 .391 6 Clearwater (Phillies) 9 15 .375 7 Florida (Braves) 8 16 .333 8 South Division W L Pct. GB Jupiter (Marlins) 18 6 .750 Â„ Bradenton (Pirates) 13 11 .542 5 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 13 11 .542 5 Fort Myers (Twins) 11 13 .458 7 Charlotte (Rays) 11 13 .458 7 St. Lucie (Mets) 10 13 .435 7 SundayÂs Games Palm Beach 8, St. Lucie 6 Jupiter 2, Bradenton 1 Tampa 9, Charlotte 5 Clearwater 1, Dunedin 0 Florida 4, Lakeland 3 Fort Myers 5, Daytona 4, 11 innings MondayÂs Games No games scheduled TuesdayÂs Games Fort Myers at Tampa, TBD Fort Myers at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Daytona at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Dunedin at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Palm Beach at Florida, 6:31 p.m. St. Lucie at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Lakeland at Clearwater, 7 p.m.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 April 27: 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 4, 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 April 27: Indiana 121, Cleveland 87 Sunday: Cleveland 105, Indiana 101CAVALIERS 105, PACERS 101INDIANA (101) Bogdanovic 1-9 0-0 3, T.Young 6-13 1-2 14, Turner 2-3 4-5 8, Collison 9-13 4-4 23, Oladipo 10-21 6-9 30, Booker 1-2 0-0 2, Sabonis 3-10 4-4 10, Joseph 1-3 0-0 3, Stephenson 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 36-80 19-24 101. CLEVELAND (105) James 16-25 11-15 45, Love 5-12 0-0 14, Thompson 5-6 5-6 15, Smith 3-10 2-2 11, Korver 1-7 0-0 3, Nance Jr. 0-2 1-2 1, Green 1-5 3-4 5, Hill 1-3 9-11 11, Calderon 0-0 0-0 0, Clarkson 0-4 0-0 0, Hood 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 31-40 105.INDIANA 19 24 31 27 Â„ 101 CLEVELAND 31 23 22 29 Â„ 1053-Point GoalsÂ„Indiana 10-31 (Oladipo 4-9, Stephenson 2-4, Joseph 1-2, T.Young 1-3, Collison 1-3, Bogdanovic 1-7, Booker 0-1, Sabonis 0-1, Turner 0-1), Cleveland 10-29 (Love 4-7, Smith 3-9, James 2-3, Korver 1-5, Clarkson 0-1, Hill 0-2, Green 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„Sabonis, Turner. ReboundsÂ„Indiana 37 (Oladipo 12), Cleveland 44 (Thompson 10). AssistsÂ„Indiana 15 (Oladipo 6), Cleveland 18 (James 7). Total FoulsÂ„Indiana 28, Cleveland 21. TechnicalsÂ„Stephenson, Collison. AÂ„20,562 (20,562).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 April 27: Utah 96, Oklahoma City 91CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE TORONTO VS. CLEVELANDTuesday: Cleveland at Toronto, 8 p.m. Thursday: Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 7: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Cleveland at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Toronto at Cleveland, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Cleveland at Toronto, TBDBOSTON VS. PHILADELPHIAToday: Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. Thursday: Philadelphia at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Boston at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Monday, May 7: Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Philadelphia at Boston, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCE GOLDEN STATE 1, NEW ORLEANS 0Saturday: Golden St. 123, New Orleans 101 Tuesday: New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday: Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Golden State at New Orleans, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: New Orleans at Golden State, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Golden State at New Orleans, TBD x-Monday, May 14: New Orleans at Golden State, TBDHOUSTON 1, UTAH 0Sunday: Houston 110, Utah 96 Wednesday: Utah at Houston, 8 p.m. Friday: Houston at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Houston at Utah, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Utah at Houston, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Houston at Utah, TBD x-Monday, May 14: Utah at Houston, TBDROCKETS 110, JAZZ 96UTAH (96) Ingles 6-11 2-4 15, Favors 2-5 1-2 5, Gobert 4-4 3-6 11, Mitchell 9-22 2-2 21, OÂNeale 2-5 0-0 4, Crowder 8-13 0-1 21, Jerebko 0-0 0-0 0, Udoh 0-0 0-0 0, Neto 2-2 0-0 4, Exum 3-5 3-4 9, Burks 2-9 2-3 6. Totals 38-76 13-22 96. HOUSTON (110) Ariza 3-6 0-0 8, Tucker 6-8 0-0 15, Capela 7-13 2-4 16, Paul 7-14 0-0 17, Harden 12-26 10-11 41, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Black 0-0 0-0 0, Mbah a Moute 1-5 0-0 3, Nene 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 0-6 7-9 7, Green 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 37-82 19-24 110. UTAH 21 18 29 28 Â„ 96 HOUSTON 34 30 22 24 Â„ 110 3-Point GoalsÂ„Utah 7-22 (C rowder 5-7, Ingles 1-3, Mitchell 1-7, Exum 0-1, OÂNeale 0-2, Burks 0-2), Houston 17-32 (Harden 7-12, Tucker 3-5, Paul 3-6, Ariza 2-4, Green 1-1, Mbah a Moute 1-2, Gordon 0-2). Fouled OutÂ„None. ReboundsÂ„Utah 37 (Gobert 9), Houston 43 (Capela 12). AssistsÂ„Utah 20 (Ingles, Mitchell 5), Houston 18 (Harden 7). Total FoulsÂ„Utah 20, Houston 21. AÂ„18,055 (18,055).PRO HOCKEYNHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH 1, WASHINGTON 1April 26: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 Sunday: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 1Tuesday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Thursday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.Saturday, May 5: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBDx-Monday, May 7: Washington at Pittsburgh, TBDx-Wednesday, May 9: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBDCAPITALS 4, PENGUINS 1PITTSBURGH 0 1 0 Â„ 1 WASHINGTON 2 1 1 Â„ 4First PeriodÂ„1, Washington, Ovechkin 7, 1:26. 2, Washington, Vrana 1 (Eller, Holtby), 14:54 (pp). PenaltiesÂ„Kuznetsov, WSH, (tripping), 6:57; Crosby, PIT, (hooking), 12:59. Second PeriodÂ„3, Washington, Connolly 1 (Eller), 2:08. 4, Pittsburgh, Letang 2 (Schultz, Guentzel), 13:04. PenaltiesÂ„Hornqvist, PIT, (roughing), 11:14; Orlov, WSH, (roughing), 11:14. Third PeriodÂ„5, Washington, Backstrom 3 (Wilson, Eller), 19:53. PenaltiesÂ„Oshie, WSH, (interference), 5:38; Letang, PIT, (holding), 11:37; Brassard, PIT, (tripping), 14:48; Kuznetsov, WSH, (slashing), 16:19; Hornqvist, PIT, (roughing), 18:17; Smith-Pelly, WSH, (roughing), 18:17. Shots on GoalÂ„Pittsburgh 10-16-7Â„33. Washington 20-6-6Â„32. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Pittsburgh 0 of 3; Washington 1 of 3. GoaliesÂ„Pittsburgh, Murray 5-3 (31 shots-28 saves). Washington, Holtby 5-2 (33-32). AÂ„18,506 (18,277). TÂ„2:41. RefereesÂ„Gord Dwyer, Chris Rooney. LinesmenÂ„Derek Amell, Mark Shewchyk.BOSTON 1, TAMPA BAY 0Saturday: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2Today: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.Friday: 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, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCE WINNIPEG 1, NASHVILLE 0April 27: Winnipeg 4, Nashville 1Sunday: Winnipeg at Nashville, late 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 1April 26: Vegas 7, San Jose 0Saturday: San Jose 4, Vegas 3, 2OT Today: Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday: Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. Friday: San Jose at Vegas, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, May 6: Vegas at San Jose, TBD x-Tuesday, May 8: San Jose at Vegas, TBDAHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternDIVISION SEMIFINALS (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE LEHIGH VALLEY 3, PROVIDENCE 1April 20: Lehigh Valley 3, Providence 2 April 21: Providence 5, Lehigh Valley 3 April 27: Lehigh Valley 4, Providence 1 Saturday: Lehigh Valley 4, Providence 3, OTCHARLOTTE 3, WB/SCRANTON 0April 20: Charlotte 3, WB/Scranton 2, OT April 21: Charlotte 4, WB/Scranton 1April 26: Charlotte 7, WB/Scranton 3TORONTO 3, UTICA 2April 21: Toronto 3, Utica 2, OT April 22: Toronto 5, Utica 2 April 25: Utica 5, Toronto 2 April 27: Utica 5, Toronto 2 Sunday: Toronto 4, Utica 0SYRACUSE 3, ROCHESTER 0April 20: Syracuse 6, Rochester 2 April 21: Syracuse 6, Rochester 5 April 25: Syracuse 6, Rochester 3WESTERN CONFERENCE ROCKFORD 3, CHICAGO 0April 21: Rockford 2, Chicago 1 April 22: Rockford 5, Chicago 2 April 26: Rockford 4, Chicago 3, 3OTMANITOBA 2, GRAND RAPIDS 2April 21: Manitoba 3, Grand Rapids 2 April 22: Grand Rapids 5, Manitoba 1 April 25: Manitoba 6, Grand Rapids 3 April 26: Grand Rapids 3, Manitoba 0 Today: Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.TUCSON 3, SAN JOSE 1April 19: Tucson 4, San Jose 2 April 21: San Jose 6, Tucson 3April 25: Tucson 6, San Jose 0 April 27: Tucson 3, San Jose 0TEXAS 3, ONTARIO 1April 19: Texas 4, Ontario 3, OT April 20: Ontario 5, Texas 1 April 22: Texas 5, Ontario 4, OTApril 24: Texas 1, Ontario 0ECHL Playoff GlanceAll Times EasternDivision SemiÂ“ nals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North 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 1Division Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionAdirondack 1, Manchester 1 Friday, April 27: Manchester 5, Adirondack 3 Saturday, April 28: Adirondack 5, Manchester 1 Tuesday, May 1: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m. 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 2, Orlando 0 Friday, April 27: Florida 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Florida 5, Orlando 1 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 DivisionToledo 1, Fort Wayne 1 Saturday, April 28: Fort Wayne 5, Toledo 3 Sunday, April 29: Toledo 2, Fort Wayne 1 Wednesday, May 2: Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:00 p.m. 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 DivisionColorado 1, Idaho 0 Saturday, April 28: Colorado 1, Idaho 0, OT 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.GOLFPGA TOURZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANSSundayÂs leaders at TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La. Purse: $7.2 million; Yardage: 7,425; Par: 72.FinalHorschel/Piercy (400), $1,036,800 65-73-61-67Â„266 Dufner/Perez (163), $417,600 66-72-61-68Â„267 Oosthuizen/Schwartzel (105), $273,600 66-72-62-68Â„268 Garnett/Hadley (83), $216,900 64-73-61-71Â„269 Fleetwood/Paisley (83/0), $216,900 62-75-63-69Â„269 Finau/Summerhays (68), $172,800 62-72-63-73Â„270 Duncan/Schenk (54), $127,200 64-72-64-71Â„271 Cantlay/Reed (54), $127,200 65-71-66-69Â„271 Knox/Laird (54), $127,200 64-73-63-71Â„271 Chalmers/Percy (39), $73,512 66-72-65-69Â„272 de Jonge/Merritt (39), $73,512 62-75-62-73Â„272 Hearn/ Power (39), $73,512 66-72-66-68Â„272 Lovemark/Steele (39), $73,512 64-71-66-71Â„272 Henry/Hoge (39), $73,512 62-73-65-72Â„272 Lashley/Oppenheim (24), $43,830 64-69-68-72Â„273 Byrd/Johnson (24), $43,830 66-70-65-72Â„273 Brown/Kisner (24), $43,830 62-70-64-77Â„273 Kim/Putnam (24), $43,830 62-69-66-76Â„273 Goosen/Van Aswegen (17), $31,680 65-71-64-74Â„274 Rose/Stenson (17), $31,680 65-71-65-73Â„274 Campbell/Jones (17), $31,680 63-70-70-71Â„274 Glover/Reavie (11), $23,088 60-75-67-73Â„275 McDowell/Poulter (11), $23,088 65-71-66-73Â„275 Kim/Yun (11), $23,088 66-69-67-73Â„275 Dahmen/McCarthy (8), $17,592 68-71-62-75Â„276 Lindheim/Werenski (8), $17,592 64-71-69-72Â„276 OÂHair/Walker (8), $17,592 64-73-66-73Â„276 Harrington/Lowry (6), $16,200 63-75-68-71Â„277 Stroud/Stuard (6), $16,200 68-71-66-72Â„277 Kuchar/Watson (6), $16,200 68-67-68-74Â„277 Mullinax/Randolph (4), $15,336 65-73-67-73Â„278 Hoffman/Watney (4), $15,336 65-72-65-76Â„278 Cejka/Crane (4), $15,336 64-74-66-74Â„278 Gribble/Peterson (3), $14,616 66-68-69-76Â„279 Day/Ruffels (3/0), $14,616 64-74-67-74Â„279 Huh/Kang (3), $14,184 66-73-65-77Â„281LPGA TOURMEDIHEAL CHAMPIONSHIPSundayÂs leaders at Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, Calif. Purse: $1.5 million; Yardage: 6,551; Par: 72 (x-won on Â“ rst playoff hole)Finalx-Lydia Ko, $225,000 68-70-67-71Â„276 Minjee Lee, $137,536 70-70-68-68Â„276 Angel Yin, $72,476 73-69-71-67Â„280 Shanshan Feng, $72,476 73-71-68-68Â„280 Charley Hull, $72,476 69-68-73-70Â„280 Jessica Korda, $72,476 68-67-71-74Â„280 Caroline Masson, $35,956 72-69-72-68Â„281 Aditi Ashok, $35,956 73-71-68-69Â„281 Nasa Hataoka, $35,956 71-69-72-69Â„281 Ariya Jutanugarn, $35,956 71-72-68-70Â„281 Brittany Altomare, $25,620 76-68-73-66Â„283 Carlota Ciganda, $25,620 70-74-69-70Â„283 Ryann OÂToole, $25,620 70-71-69-73Â„283 Moriya Jutanugarn, $25,620 71-68-71-73Â„283 Jaye Marie Green, $20,682 70-72-73-69Â„284 Celine Boutier, $20,682 72-70-71-71Â„284 Mariajo Uribe, $20,682 71-71-68-74Â„284 Su Oh, $17,349 68-72-75-70Â„285 Jenny Shin, $17,349 72-72-70-71Â„285 Mi Hyang Lee, $17,349 72-70-71-72Â„285 So Yeon Ryu, $17,349 70-70-73-72Â„285 Annie Park, $17,349 70-66-75-74Â„285 Nelly Korda, $14,398 72-70-75-69Â„286 Michelle Wie, $14,398 74-72-69-71Â„286 Caroline Hedwall, $14,398 68-74-73-71Â„286 Jacqui Concolino, $14,398 72-69-74-71Â„286 Mo Martin, $14,398 70-71-71-74Â„286 Azahara Munoz, $12,299 73-73-73-68Â„287 Mariah Stackhouse, $12,299 73-72-72-70Â„287 Celine Herbin, $12,299 69-73-74-71Â„287 Lizette Salas, $10,278 72-74-73-69Â„288 Lexi Thompson, $10,278 69-75-74-70Â„288 Inbee Park, $10,278 72-71-75-70Â„288 Emma Talley, $10,278 74-72-71-71Â„288 Amy Olson, $10,278 71-73-72-72Â„288 Haeji Kang, $10,278 71-75-67-75Â„288 Jin Young Ko, $8,697 72-73-72-72Â„289 Sei Young Kim, $8,697 69-70-75-75Â„289 In-Kyung Kim, $7,681 68-78-73-71Â„290 Sandra Changkija, $7,681 70-74-74-72Â„290 Candie Kung, $7,681 75-70-70-75Â„290 Hee Young Park, $7,681 71-71-73-75Â„290 Giulia Molinaro, $6,185 73-73-72-73Â„291 Brooke M. Henderson, $6,185 72-71-75-73Â„291 Ayako Uehara, $6,185 71-72-75-73Â„291 Bronte Law, $6,185 76-70-70-75Â„291 Katie Burnett, $6,185 71-75-70-75Â„291 Eun-Hee Ji, $6,185 71-74-71-75Â„291 Yu Liu, $6,185 72-73-69-77Â„291 Sandra Gal, $5,120 75-69-76-72Â„292 Cheyenne Woods, $5,120 75-69-75-73Â„292 Alena Sharp, $5,120 72-73-71-76Â„292 Tiffany Chan, $4,518 71-75-75-72Â„293 Vicky Hurst, $4,518 71-72-78-72Â„293 Catriona Matthew, $4,518 74-72-74-73Â„293 Cristie Kerr, $4,518 73-73-72-75Â„293 Danielle Kang, $4,518 71-75-72-75Â„293 Sydnee Michaels, $3,680 74-72-75-73Â„294 Lee-Anne Pace, $3,680 74-70-77-73Â„294 Maria Hernandez, $3,680 73-73-74-74Â„294 Hye Yong Choi, $3,680 75-70-74-75Â„294 Hannah Green, $3,680 73-71-75-75Â„294 Caroline Inglis, $3,680 70-73-76-75Â„294 Peiyun Chien, $3,680 72-70-77-75Â„294 Perrine Delacour, $3,680 70-71-72-81Â„294 Laetitia Beck, $3,238 73-73-76-73Â„295 Jeong Eun Lee, $3,238 71-74-77-73Â„295 Dani Holmqvist, $3,238 70-73-76-76Â„295 Juli Inkster, $3,050 72-71-77-76Â„296 Tiffany Joh, $3,050 72-72-73-79Â„296 Emily K. Pedersen, $2,975 72-74-77-74Â„297 Jane Park, $2,936 70-76-77-75Â„298 Karine Icher, $2,899 70-72-78-79Â„299 Lauren Coughlin, $2,826 75-71-80-79Â„305 Katelyn Dambaugh $2,826 72-73-80-80Â„305 Youngin Chun, $2,826 72-74-78-81Â„305EUROPEAN TOUR/ASIAN TOURVOLVO CHINA OPENSundayÂs leaders at Topwin Golf & CC, Beijing Purse: $3.18 million; Yardage: 7,261; Par: 72 (a-denotes amateur).FinalAlexander Bjork, Sweden 66-72-67-65Â„270 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 68-69-67-67Â„271 Jordan Smith, England 69-69-70-64Â„272 Jorge Campillo, Spain 69-68-68-67Â„272 Matt Wallace, England 65-70-69-68Â„272 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 70-73-66-64Â„273 Ashun Wu, China 70-71-66-67Â„274 Jinho Choi, South Korea 69-72-65-68Â„274 Paul Dunne, Ireland 71-68-67-68Â„274 Jeunghun Wang, South Korea 72-66-68-68Â„274 Scott Vincent, Zimbabwe 66-74-68-67Â„275 Sihwan Kim, United States 70-66-70-69Â„275 Andrea Pavan, Italy 68-72-66-69Â„275 Daxing Jin, China 64-76-69-67Â„276 Shubhankar Sharma, India 69-72-68-67Â„276 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 71-70-67-68Â„276 Soomin Lee, South Korea 68-69-70-69Â„276 Alexander Levy, France 69-73-65-69Â„276 Nacho Elvira, Spain 69-67-70-70Â„276 Aaron Rai, England 73-70-68-66Â„277 Ashley Chesters, England 72-68-68-69Â„277 Matteo Manassero, Italy 72-68-67-70Â„277 Jason Scrivener, Australia 67-69-71-70Â„277 Julien Guerrier, France 68-69-68-72Â„277AlsoLi Haotong, China 70-70-72-68Â„280 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 73-70-69-70Â„282 Micah Lauren Shin, United States 71-71-66-73Â„281 David Lipsky, United States 68-75-67-72Â„282 Julian Suri, United States 71-69-71-72Â„283WEB.COM TOURUNITED LEASING & FINANCE CHAMPIONSHIPSundayÂs leaders at Victoria National GC, Newburgh, Ind. Purse: $600,000; Yardage: 7,242; Par: 72.FinalJos de Jess Rodrguez, $108,000 69-73-70-70Â„282 Wyndham Clark, $64,800 70-69-77-67Â„283 Kyoung-Hoon Lee, $34,800 71-70-78-66Â„285 Maverick McNealy, $34,800 64-73-74-74Â„285 Roberto Castro, $21,900 73-73-69-71Â„286 Taylor Moore, $21,900 72-70-71-73Â„286 Ethan Tracy, $21,900 70-68-74-74Â„286 Chris Thompson, $18,600 72-66-75-74Â„287 Conrad Shindler, $17,400 68-75-74-71Â„288 Matt Harmon, $16,200 68-71-78-72Â„289 Joseph Bramlett, $11,200 72-74-70-74Â„290 Erik Compton, $11,200 72-71-79-68Â„290 Scott Harrington, $11,200 72-73-71-74Â„290 Michael Hebert, $11,200 74-71-73-72Â„290 Bio Kim, $11,200 71-74-76-69Â„290 Brandon Matthews, $11,200 71-72-72-75Â„290 Mike Miller, $11,200 70-75-75-70Â„290 Sebastin Muoz, $11,200 71-72-75-72Â„290 Wes Roach, $11,200 76-70-74-70Â„290 Brett Drewitt, $6,990 74-70-70-77Â„291 Seth Fair, $6,990 72-74-75-70Â„291 Hank Lebioda, $6,990 72-74-73-72Â„291 Brady Schnell, $6,990 74-70-74-73Â„291 Derek Ernst, $5,056 73-73-75-71Â„292 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castao, $5,056 71-73-73-75Â„292 Brad HopÂ“ nger, $5,056 76-70-71-75Â„292 Scott Langley, $5,056 73-70-71-78Â„292 Brock Mackenzie, $5,056 67-78-76-71Â„292 Evan Harmeling, $3,823 73-73-74-73Â„293 Bo Hoag, $3,823 73-74-77-69Â„293 Nelson Ledesma, $3,823 74-66-79-74Â„293 Dan McCarthy, $3,823 68-73-79-73Â„293 Ryan Yip, $3,823 73-73-73-74Â„293 Henrik Norlander, $3,823 72-71-72-78Â„293 Matt Ryan, $3,823 73-74-78-68Â„293 Steven Alker, $2,850 73-72-75-74Â„294 Brian Campbell, $2,850 72-75-75-72Â„294 Sebastian Cappelen, $2,850 70-72-72-80Â„294 Vince Covello, $2,850 73-74-78-69Â„294 Conner Godsey, $2,850 79-68-75-72Â„294 Sepp Straka, $2,850 72-73-79-70Â„294 Chris Baker, $2,105 71-74-75-75Â„295 Seann Harlingten, $2,105 71-72-78-74Â„295 Kramer Hickok, $2,105 73-73-76-73Â„295 Max Marsico, $2,105 69-78-77-71Â„295 Dicky Pride, $2,105 71-75-74-75Â„295 Carlos Sainz Jr, $2,105 72-74-79-70Â„295 Kent Bulle, $1,785 74-71-77-74Â„296 Matt Fast, $1,785 76-71-74-75Â„296 Spencer Levin, $1,710 73-73-78-73Â„297 Max McGreevy, $1,710 74-71-81-71Â„297 Mark Wilson, $1,710 74-71-75-77Â„297 Mark Anderson, $1,635 73-73-80-72Â„298 Jamie Arnold, $1,635 75-72-79-72Â„298 Ben Kohles, $1,635 74-73-79-72Â„298 Fernando Mechereffe, $1,635 72-75-77-74Â„298 Brad Schneider, $1,590 73-71-76-79Â„299 Jos Toledo, $1,590 72-75-77-75Â„299 Mark BlakeÂ“ eld, $1,566 73-72-76-79Â„300 Rhein Gibson, $1,566 74-71-80-75Â„300 Grant Leaver, $1,542 74-72-78-77Â„301 Curtis Thompson, $1,542 73-71-78-79Â„301 Lee McCoy, $1,518 73-72-85-73Â„303 Brian Richey, $1,518 72-74-83-74Â„303 Chase Wright, $1,500 73-72-81-78Â„304 Curtis Luck, $1,488 75-72-79-79Â„305 Robby Shelton, $1,476 73-74-78-82Â„307 Nicholas Thompson, $1,464 69-77-82-84Â„312AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPGEICO 500Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 188 laps, 58 points. 2. (2) Kurt Busch, Ford, 188, 38. 3. (5) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 188, 34. 4. (1) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 188, 42. 5. (7) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 188, 41. 6. (12) David Ragan, Ford, 188, 36. 7. (40) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188, 30. 8. (11) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 188, 29. 9. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 188, 28. 10. (14) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 188, 27. 11. (25) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 188, 26. 12. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188, 30. 13. (19) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188, 32. 14. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188, 28. 15. (29) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 188, 22. 16. (15) Darrell Wallace Jr, Chevrolet, 188, 21. 17. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 188, 20. 18. (23) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 188, 31. 19. (33) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 188, 18. 20. (31) D.J. Kennington, Toyota, 188, 17. 21. (36) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 188, 16. 22. (30) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 188, 15. 23. (32) Timothy Peters, Ford, 187, 0. 24. (37) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 187, 13. 25. (35) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 186, 0. 26. (3) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, accident, 184, 19. 27. (34) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, engine, 178, 0. 28. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 174, 9. 29. (17) William Byron, Chevrolet, accident, 165, 10. 30. (13) Paul Menard, Ford, accident, 165, 23. 31. (8) Clint Bowyer, Ford, accident, 165, 6. 32. (20) Michael McDowell, Ford, accident, 165, 5. 33. (10) Brad Keselowski, Ford, accident, 165, 14. 34. (28) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, accident, 165, 3. 35. (24) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, accident, 165, 2. 36. (39) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, engine, 151, 0. 37. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, suspension, 79, 1. 38. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 71, 1. 39. (6) Erik Jones, Toyota, accident, 71, 1. 40. (22) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 71, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 152.486 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.127 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 16 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Harvick 1-12; A.Bowman 13-38; D.Wallace 39-43; B.Keselowski 44-57; A.Allmendinger 58; B.Keselowski 59-61; W.Byron 62-63; B.Keselowski 64-66; W.Byron 67; C.Buescher 68; M.DiBenedetto 69-74; J.Logano 75-96; D.Hamlin 97-104; P.Menard 105-112; B.Gaughan 113; W.Byron 114-124; Ku.Busch 125-129; A.Allmendinger 130; R.Stenhouse 131-134; D.Hamlin 135-137; J.Logano 138-140; B.Keselowski 141; J.Logano 142-144; D.Suarez 145; K.Kahne 146; J.Logano 147-188 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 4 times for 66 laps; A.Bowman, 1 time for 25 laps; B.Keselowski, 4 times for 17 laps; W.Byron, 3 times for 11 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 11 laps; D.Hamlin, 2 times for 9 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 7 laps; M.DiBenedetto, 1 time for 5 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 4 laps; D.Wallace, 1 time for 4 laps; R.Stenhouse, 1 time for 3 laps; A.Allmendinger, 2 times for 0 laps; C.Buescher, 1 time for 0 laps; B.Gaughan, 1 time for 0 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 0 laps; D.Suarez, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: Ky.Busch, 3; K.Harvick, 3; C.Bowyer, 1; A.Dillon, 1; J.Logano, 1; M.Truex, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. Ky.Busch, 447; 2. J.Logano, 417; 3. K.Harvick, 366; 4. C.Bowyer, 335; 5. Ku.Busch, 320; 6. B.Keselowski, 317; 7. D.Hamlin, 314; 8. R.Blaney, 313; 9. M.Truex, 303; 10. K.Larson, 280; 11. A.Almirola, 278; 12. A.Bowman, 238; 13. E.Jones, 234; 14. J.Johnson, 230; 15. R.Stenhouse, 217; 16. R.Newman, 214.FORMULA ONE AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIXSunday at Baku City circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan Lap length: 3.7 miles 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 51 laps, 1:43:44.291. 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 51, +2.460 seconds behind. 3. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 51, +4.024. 4. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 51, +5.329. 5. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 51, +7.515. 6. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 51, +9.158. 7. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 51, +10.931. 8. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 51, +12.546. 9. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 51, +14.152. 10. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 51, +18.030. 11. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 51, +18.512. 12. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 51, +24.720. 13. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 51, +30.663. 14. Valtteri Bottas, Fnland, Mercedes, 48, did not Â“ nish.Not classiÂ“ edRomain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 42, did not Â“ nish. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 39, did not Â“ nish. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 39, did not Â“ nish. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 10, did not Â“ nish. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, did not Â“ nish. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, did not Â“ nish.Driver Standings1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 70 points. 2. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 66. 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 48. 4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 40. 5. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 37. 6. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 28. 7. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 22. 8. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 18. 9. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 15. 10. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 13. 11. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 12. 12. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 11. 13. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 8. 14. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 8. 15. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 4. 16. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 2. 17. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1. 18. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1.Constructor Standings1. Ferrari, 114. 2. Mercedes, 110. 3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 55. 4. McLaren Renault, 36. 5. Renault, 35. 6. Force India Mercedes, 16. 7. Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 13. 8. Haas Ferrari, 11. 9. Sauber Ferrari, 10. 10. Williams Mercedes, 4.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGFOUR-WIDE NATIONALSSunday at zMax Dragway, Concord, N.C.Final Finish Order Top Fuel1. Steve Torrence; 2. Doug Kalitta. 3. Terry McMillen. 4. Clay Millican. 5. Dom Lagana. 6. Shawn Reed. 7. Mike Salinas. 8. Audrey Worm. 9. Brittany Force. 10. Tony Schumacher. 11. Antron Brown. 12. Kyle Wurtzel. 13. Leah Pritchett. 14. Scott Palmer. 15. Richie Crampton. 16. Pat Dakin.Funny Car1. Cruz Pedregon. 2. John Force. 3. Tommy Johnson Jr.. 4. Courtney Force. 5. J.R. Todd. 6. Robert Hight. 7. Jack Beckman. 8. Ron Capps. 9. John Smith. 10. Bob Tasca III. 11. Tim Wilkerson. 12. Dale Creasy Jr.. 13. Jim Campbell. 14. Matt Hagan. 15. Jonnie Lindberg. 16. Shawn Langdon.Pro Stock1. Erica Enders. 2. Vincent Nobile. 3. Chris McGaha. 4. Drew Skillman. 5. Jeg Coughlin. 6. Bo Butner. 7. Alex Laughlin. 8. Tanner Gray. 9. Jason Line. 10. Greg Anderson. 11. John Gaydosh Jr. 12. Alan Prusiensky. 13. Val Smeland. 14. Deric Kramer. 15. Matt Hartford. 16. Kenny Delco.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Jerry Savoie. 2. Andrew Hines. 3. Scotty Pollacheck. 4. Matt Smith. 5. LE Tonglet. 6. Ryan Oehler. 7. Cory Reed. 8. Angelle Sampey. 9. Angie Smith. 10. Karen Stoffer. 11. Joey Gladstone. 12. Jim Underdahl. 13. Eddie Krawiec. 14. Steve Johnson. 15. Hector Arana Jr. 16. Hector Arana.Final ResultsTop Fuel Â„Steve Torrence, 3.813 seconds, 326.56 mph def. Doug Kalitta, 4.010 seconds, 278.12 mph and Terry McMillen, 4.361 seconds, 235.72 mph and Clay Millican, 5.295 seconds, 129.97 mph. Funny Car Â„Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.059, 310.84 def. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.098, 307.93 and Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 4.143, 275.39 and Courtney Force, Camaro, 6.215, 114.46. Pro Stock Â„Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.535, 212.73 def. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.520, 212.69 and Chris McGaha, Camaro, 8.237, 118.82 and Drew Skillman, Camaro, 18.515, 43.69. Pro Stock Motorcycle Â„Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.784, 195.73 def. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.873, 197.05 and Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.865, 193.79 and Matt Smith, Victory, DQ. Pro ModiÂ“ ed Â„Jose Gonzalez, Chevy Camaro, 5.743, 254.09 def. Steve Jackson, Camaro, 5.763, 243.68 and Rickie Smith, Camaro, 5.775, 250.74 and Brandon Snider, Chevy Corvette, 6.393, 162.10. Top Alcohol Dragster Â„Megan Meyer, 5.192, 276.29 def. Dan Page, 5.250, 276.97. Top Alcohol Funny Car Â„Annie Whiteley, Chevy Camaro, 5.467, 267.59 def. DJ Cox Jr., Camaro, 6.296, 177.77. Competition Eliminator Â„Frank Aragona, Dragster, 7.378, 172.83 def. Al Ackerman, Dragster, 7.983, 151.39. Super Stock Â„Anthony Bertozzi, Pontiac Grand Am, 9.411, 110.71 def. Bryan Worner, Chevrolet, Foul Red Light. Stock Eliminator Â„Thomas Fletcher, Chevy Camaro, 10.228, 117.67 def. James Williamson, Camaro, 11.485, 113.49. Super Comp Â„Jonathan Anderson, Dragster, 8.891, 162.78 def. Sherman Adcock, Dragster, 8.880, 166.91. Super Gas Â„Ken GrifÂ“ ths, Chevy Corvette, 9.884, 152.68 def. Steve Furr, Chevy Camaro, Foul Red Light. Factory Stock Showdown Â„Arthur Kohn, Chevy Camaro, 8.087, 168.56 def. David Barton, Chevy Camaro, 8.036, 167.84. Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com Â„ Holden Laris, Dragster, 6.235, 208.71 def. Larry Roberts, Dragster, 6.104, 221.13. Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs. com Â„Don OÂNeal, Chevrolet, 6.903, 193.29 def. Sandy Wilkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.627, 208.14.Point Standings (Through 6 of 24 Events) Top Fuel1. Steve Torrence, 503. 2. Ton y Schumacher, 426. 3. Doug Kalitta, 401. 4. Clay Millican, 384. 5. Antron Brown, 362. 6. Leah Pritchett, 315. 7. Brittany Force, 311. 8. Terry McMillen, 305. 9. Richie Crampton, 263. 10. Scott Palmer, 249.Funny Car1. Jack Beckman, 466. 2. Courtney Force, 425. 3. J.R. Todd, 403. 4. Matt Hagan, 395. 5. Rober t Hight, 381. 6. Tommy Johnson Jr., 376. 7. Ron Capps, 352. 8. Cruz Pedregon, 274. 9. Shawn Langdon, 269. 10. Jonnie Lindberg, 256.Pro Stock1. Bo Butner, 434. 2. Vincent Nobile, 417. 3. Erica Enders, 406. 4. Chris McGaha, 403. 5. Greg Anderson, 377. 6. Drew Skillman, 362. 7. Deric Kramer, 359. 8. Tanner Gray, 340. 9. Jason Line, 335. 10. Alex Laughlin, 316.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Andrew Hines, 204. 2. Eddie Krawiec, 166. 3. Scotty Pollacheck, 154. 4. Jerry Savoie, 148. 5. Cory Reed, 107. 6 (tie), Hector Arana and Angelle Sampey, 105. 8. LE Tonglet, 95. 9. Steve Johnson, 88. 10 (tie), Ryan Oehler and Karen Stoffer, 83.TENNISATP WORLD TOURGAZPROM HUNGARIAN OPEN Sunday at BudaPart-Kopaszi gat, Budapest, Hungary Purse: $615,900 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsJohn Millman, Australia, def. Aljaz Bedene (5), Slovenia, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).ChampionshipMarco Cecchinato, Italy, def. John Millman, Australia, 7-5, 6-4.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipDominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugar, Croatia, def. Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, and Andres Molteni, Argentina, 6-7 (8), 6-1, 10-8.BARCELONA OPEN BANC SABADELL SUNday at Real Club de Tenis Barcelona 1899, Barcelona, Spain Purse: $3.08 million (WT500); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs Singles ChampionshipRafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, 6-2, 6-1.MenÂs Doubles ChampionshipFeliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, Spain, def. Aisamul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 6-4.WTA TOURTEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL CUPSunday at Garanti Koza Arena, Istanbul Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles ChampionshipPauline Parmentier, France, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipLiang Chen and Zhang Shuai, China, def. Xenia Knoll, Switzerland, and Anna Amith (3), Britain, 6-4, 6-4.PORSCHE GRAND PRIXSunday at Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany Purse: $816,000 (Premier); Surface: Clay-IndoorWomenÂs Singles ChampionshipKarolina Pliskova (5), Czech Republic, def. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, 7-6 (2), 6-4.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipRaquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (4), Germany, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-5.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 6 1 2 20 19 10 Atlanta United FC 6 1 1 19 21 9 Orlando City 5 2 1 16 16 13 New England 4 2 2 14 13 8 Columbus 4 3 2 14 13 10 New York Red Bulls 4 3 0 12 17 10 Chicago 2 3 2 8 11 12 Philadelphia 2 3 2 8 6 10 Montreal 2 6 0 6 10 21 D.C. United 1 4 2 5 8 13 Toronto FC 1 4 1 4 6 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 5 2 2 17 20 12 Vancouver 4 4 1 13 10 17 Los Angeles FC 4 2 0 12 16 13 FC Dallas 3 1 3 12 10 6 Los Angeles Galaxy 3 4 1 10 10 13 Real Salt Lake 3 4 1 10 9 16 Minnesota United 3 5 0 9 11 16 Houston 2 3 2 8 15 11 Colorado 2 3 2 8 10 10 Portland 2 3 2 8 12 14 San Jose 1 4 2 5 12 15 Seattle 1 3 1 4 5 8 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieApril 27Vancouver 2, Real Salt Lake 0SaturdayÂs GameAtlanta United FC 4, Montreal 1 Chicago 2, Toronto FC 2, tie Philadelphia 3, D.C. United 2 Columbus 2, San Jose 1 New England 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Minnesota United 2, Houston 1 New York Red Bulls 3, LA Galaxy 2SundayÂs GamesOrlando City 2, Colorado 1 New York City FC 3, FC Dallas 1 Seattle at Los Angeles FC, lateFridayÂs GamePhiladelphia at Toronto FC, 8 p.m.Saturday, May 5New England at Montreal, 1 p.m. New York City FC at New York, 2 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota United, 2 p.m. Columbus at Seattle, 4 p.m. FC Dallas at Los Angeles FC, 4 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Colorado at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. LA Galaxy at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Portland at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, May 6Real Salt Lake at Orlando City, 5 p.m.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Optioned OF Joey Rickard to Norfolk (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Optioned RHP Trevor Oaks to Omaha (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned RHP Eduardo Paredes to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled RHP Akeel Morris from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Optioned RHP Tyler Duffey to Rochester (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Optioned LHP Ryan Yarbrough to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP ChihWei Hu from Durham. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Optioned INF Devon Travis to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Carlos Ramirez from Buffalo. Sent 3B Josh Donaldson to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Optioned LHP Luiz Gohara to Gwinnett (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Signed LHP Brett Oberholtzer to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Walker Buehler to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal). Recalled RHP Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Sent RHP Elieser Hernandez to Jacksonville (SL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Placed SS J.P. Crawford on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Jesmuel Valentin from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Placed LHP Enny Romero on the 10-day DL, retroactive to April 26. Recalled RHP Nick Kingham from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Placed OF Wil Myers on the 10-day DL. Optioned 3B Cory Spangenberg to El Paso (PCL). Recalled OF Travis Jan kowski from El Paso (PCL).
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, April 30, 2018 / The Sun Course Totally Renovated!!941-423-6955www.heroncreekgcc.com 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 Sumter Blvd. Between U.S. 41 & I-75, Exit 18227-Holes Arthur Hills Designed NEWULTRADWARF TIFEAGLE GREENS adno=720579Golf 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 By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressTALLADEGA, Ala. Â„ Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway to end a nearly yearlong losing streak. LoganoÂs last victory was April 30 of last year at Richmond but his car failed inspection, the benefits from the victory were stripped and it cost him a shot in the playoffs. On Sunday, he made sure that losing streak didnÂt hit a full year. ÂIt feels so good to be back in victory lane. ThereÂs no feeling like that,ÂŽ Logano said. ÂItÂs been a long time coming. We knew the win was right around the corner. I donÂt have to worry about the whole playoffs thing anymore. WeÂre in!ÂŽ He had one brief challenge from Kurt Busch, who pulled out of line in traffic and tried to catch Logano but had no help from a drafting partner and could not get the lead. Logano screamed ÂweÂre back!ÂŽ on his radio as he crossed the finish line. It is LoganoÂs third career win at Talladega. Busch finished second, his career best finish at Talladega, as Ford drivers went 1-2. Chase Elliott was third in a Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, while Kevin Harvick was fourth in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fifth, David Ragan sixth and Aric Almirola seventh as Ford drivers took six of the seven spots. Elliott said the Fords had too strong and steady of a strategy for him to have any chance at making a move to catch Logano. ÂI thought for sure one of them wanted to win more than they showed,ÂŽ Elliott said. ÂIf it was me, I would have wanted to do something or try. They were not interested in advancing. They were not going to help me move forward.ÂŽ Busch said his intention was to work with Stenhouse, the defending race winner, to help SHR get a victory from either Busch or Harvick. ÂTwo Stewart-Haas cars running second and third should have been able to pull this off,ÂŽ Busch said. ÂIÂm happy that a Ford won. It wasnÂt the right one. Kevin was in good position. I was going to roll with him in any direction that I could. We just got broken up by Stenhouse. ÂYou wish you could go over and do it again. I feel like I left that one out on the table. Â Harvick felt Busch made his move too early. ÂThe Fords are so fast, we had five or six lined up there, and Kurt went a lap before I was ready,ÂŽ Harvick said.MOTORSPORTS: NASCARLogano snaps long losing streak with win at TalladegaAP PHOTONASCAR driver Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Talladega auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Talladega, Ala. By W.G. RAMIREZAssociated PressLAS VEGAS Â„ The Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights were favored to win their second-round matchups. After losses Saturday, the Lightning and Golden Knights will be happy just to reclaim home-ice advantage. Hours after Boston beat Tampa Bay 6-2 to take a 1-0 series lead Saturday, the Sharks handed Vegas its first postseason loss in six games with a 4-3 double-overtime victory. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper and Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said it was their teamsÂ worst performances of the postseason. ÂI didnÂt like the game we played, that was the main thing,ÂŽ Gallant said Sunday before he and the Golden Knights left for San Jose. ÂNot just losing in overtime, but I didnÂt like the game that we played the first 40 minutes.ÂŽ And while the Lightning enjoyed six days off after eliminating New Jersey in five games, it was Boston that looked sharper after winning an emotional Game 7 at home against Toronto three nights prior. Cooper put the Lightning through an intense, high-tempo practice Sunday in hopes of setting the tone for a more spirited performance in Game 2, after his team played with less intensity than in any of its first-round games against New Jersey. ÂThe purpose of our practice was to put us in the best position to be ready to play (Monday night),ÂŽ Cooper said. ÂOften times a lot of things in your game you develop in practice. We had a week off. We did some good things, but our game was not at a playoff level like the other team that had just played in a Game 7, and thatÂs what we have to bring (Monday night) or itÂs going to be a long series for us.ÂŽ BostonÂs top line of Brad Marchand (one goal, three assists) David Pastrnak (four assists) and Patrice Bergeron (two goals, one assist) combined for 11 points, a huge contrast from Tampa BayÂs top line of Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos and J.T. Miller, which went scoreless in Game 1. ÂWith every round, you have to elevate your game, your intensity, everything, and we didnÂt,ÂŽ Cooper said. ÂWe took a step back. A really good team showed us what happens when you do that.ÂŽNHL: PlayoffsAP PHOTOBoston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates after scoring past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Saturday in Tampa, Fla. The Bruins won 6-2. Tampa Bay, Vegas look to bounce back o losses By BRETT MARTELAssociated PressAVONDALE, La. Â„ Billy Horschel and Scott Piercy won the Zurich Classic team event Sunday, closing with a bogey-free 5-under 67 in alternate-shot play. Horschel became a two-time winner at TPC Louisiana. He captured his maiden PGA Tour triumph at the 2013 Zurich Classic when it was a traditional every-manfor-himself event. Horschel and Piercy surged into the lead with birdies on the 10th and 11th holes. They followed that with seven pars to hold off Jason Dufner and Pat Perez by a stroke. Dufner had a 14-foot putt for the tie on 18, but left it a foot short. This was the second year of the ZurichÂs switch to a two-player team format. The victory was HorschelÂs fifth and PiercyÂs fourth. They each earned $1.04 million and 400 FedExCup points. The result did not count toward the world ranking. A year ago, the Zurich format called for bestball play in the second and final rounds, with alternate-shot on the first and third. But organizers decided this year to switch that around so that the final round would have the alternate-shot format, with one player hitting the tee shots on even-numbered holes and the other on odd numbers. That set the stage for substantial moves up or down the leaderboard; players had no choice but the play the lies their teammates left them on the previous shot. Horschel and Piercy began the day three shots back, but immediately surged into contention with birdies on the first two holes. PiercyÂs 146-yard approach set up HorschelÂs 5-foot birdie putt on the opening hole. On the par-5 second hole, Piercy chipped to 4 feet to set up another birdie putt for Horschel. Horschel returned the favor on the par-5 seventh with a chip to 3 feet and did even better on the 10th, dropping a 148-yard approach shot a foot from the hole. HorschelÂs 88-foot wedge out of a greenside bunker stopped less than 2 feet from the hole on the par-5 11th to set up his teamÂs final birdie Â„ and that was just enough. Heading into the final round, Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, the 2017 runners-up in a playoff, topped a crowded leaderboard that featured 13 teams within four shots of the lead. By the time the top five teams had all reached the back nine, they were all within two shots of one another. This time, Kisner and Brown faded on the back nine, with three bogeys and one double-bogey on 16 after going into the water. Their final-round 77 dropped them all the way back to a tie for 15th at 15 under.GOLF: Zurich ClassicHorschel, Piercy win Zurich Classic team event By JIMMY GOLENAssociated PressWALTHAM, Mass. Â„ Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are about to find out what the NBA playoffs are really about. After dispatching the Miami Heat in five games in the first round in their first career postseason appearance, the Philadelphia 76ersÂ youngsters will open the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night in Boston against the Celtics. All those banners hanging from the Garden rafters. All that history on the parquet floor. All that bad blood between the two cities. A civic rivalry that dates back to the Revolutionary War era came of age on the basketball court with Wilt Chamberlain leading the Philadelphia Warriors, and later the 76ers, against Bill RussellÂs Celtics in the 1960s. Larry Bird and Julius Erving picked it up in the 1980s. Celtics forward Marcus Morris, a Philadelphia native, grew up watching the Allen Iverson-led 76ers that went to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to Paul Pierce and Antoine WalkerÂs Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals the following year. HeÂs not expecting any favors from his hometown crowd. ÂIÂm expecting the same treatment as far as them not even caring that IÂm from Philadelphia,ÂŽ he said after practice on Sunday, a day after the Celtics advanced by eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of their first-round series. ÂI really donÂt care either, when IÂm competing against them.ÂŽ The franchises have met 19 times in the playoffs (though only three times in the past 33 years), with Boston holding a 12-7 edge.Youth is servedTwo years after winning just 10 games, the Process is paying off for the 76ers. Embiid, the third overall pick in 2014, returned after missing the first two games of the playoffs and averaged 18.7 points and 10.3 rebounds in three wins over Miami. Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in 2016 before missing all of last season, averaged 18.2 points and 10.6 rebounds against the Heat Â„ both improvements over his regular-season numbers. ÂTheyÂre super-talented,ÂŽ Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. ÂThatÂs what happens when youÂre in the NBA playoffs. ItÂs fun.ÂŽHometown shoutoutMorris said heÂs enjoyed watching the hometown Eagles win the Super Bowl, followed by VillanovaÂs NCAA basketball championship. ÂPhilly, we had a great year,ÂŽ the Celtics forward said. Â(Rapper) Meek Mill got out of jail Â„ itÂs funny, but it was pretty big for our city. A lot of people really appreciated it. You can tell that feeling when you get there, where itÂs coming back. A guy thatÂs been there my entire life and not really seeing it at its peak. Right now Philly is at its peak with everything, sports, living out there. ItÂs coming back.ÂŽNBA: RivalryCeltics, Sixers renew rivalry with new castsBy GENARO C. ARMASAssociated PressMILWAUKEE Â„ Giannis Antetokounmpo is trying to eliminate the drama around whether Jabari Parker will return to the Milwaukee Bucks. It doesnÂt sound like he wants Parker to leave as a restricted free agent. ÂJabari ainÂt going nowhere,ÂŽ Antetokounmpo said with a smile. ÂHeÂs going to be here and heÂs going to be ready for the next season.ÂŽ ItÂs just one of two big decisions facing the Bucks this offseason. They might be hiring a new coach, too. The organization has arrived at a crossroads. A new arena is openin g in the fall, while Antetokounmpo is a budding NBA superstar because of the athleticism that earned him his ÂGreek FreakÂŽ nickname. However they proceed, the Bucks have grown beyond being a feel-good story. TheyÂve established a baseline of success with the Antetokounmpo-led group, having gone to the playoffs three times in the last four years. The next step is to get beyond the first round for the first time since going to the Eastern Conference finals in 2001. The best way to do that is to play more consistently in the regular season in order to secure a top-four seed and home-court advantage in the first round. The Bucks were eliminated on Saturday night by the Boston Celtics in seven games, with all four losses coming on the road. ÂClinching the playoffs, going to Game 7, somewhat of an accomplishment. Not really what we set out to do,ÂŽ guard Malcolm Brogdon said Sunday as players had exit interviews with coach Joe Prunty at the teamÂs downtown training facility and packed up for the offseason. Whether Prunty is back when the Bucks reconvene for training camp remains in question. The veteran assistant was promoted to replace the fired Jason Kidd in late January. General manager Jon Horst said at the time that the team would conduct a search after the season and that Prunty would be a candidate. ThatÂs still the case, Prunty said, although the team has not detailed when it will conduct interviews. ÂTo be honest with you, I think at this stage we all thought we would still be playing and were hoping that we would be playing,ÂŽ Prunty said. Milwaukee was 21-16 under Prunty in the regular season after starting 23-22 with Kidd. Getting to Game 7 in the first round was a small measure of progress after Milwaukee was eliminated in six games the previous season by Toronto.NBA: BucksParkerÂs future, coaching search will deÂ“ ne Bucks o season