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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 126 | $1.25 Good Morning To Maria Hopkins Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, May 6, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D6-7 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lotter ............................ SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A3 Viewpoints ............................. A9 Weather ................. NEWS WIREKeep Lake Placid Beautiful gets Suess MobileLAKE PLACID-Residents of the Caladium Capital of the World are shaking their heads in wonder as the newest addition to Keep Lake Placid Beautifuls arsenal zips by looking like a bright orange Suess Mobile. The townspeople are used to seeing the towns Horticulture Supervisor Danny Lamarre out and about driving his orange Kubota as he maintains properties around town. Now, he has a trailer attached to it that holds a very Seuss-esque attachment. He called it the most unique thing you might ever “gure: The DIRTŽ-Dynamic Industrial Renovating Tractormajigger. Heres the dirt on The DIRT; it is a leaf and twigs sucker-upper. It has an 18-horse powered engine and runs on gas. The holding unit section has hydraulics that enable dumping and a mesh tarp on top to prevent littering in transit. Lamarre uses it to handle the leaves and trimmings. By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERSEBRING „ The best of the best in 15 different categories were honored Thursday evening at the inaugural Highlander Awards. This prestigious event, presented by the Highlands News-Sun and sponsored by Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, was held at Island View Restaurant in Sun n Lake of Sebring. Each Highlander Award category was sponsored by a local business, with some businesses sponsoring multiple categories. Those businesses then had a representative announce the “nalists and the category winner to the audience. The 15 categories comprised Agriculture Person of the Year, Educator of the Year, Female Coach of the Year, Financial Representative of the Year, Male Coach of the Year, Man of the Year, Nurse of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Physician of the Year, Real Estate Person of the Year, Surgeon of the Year, Teen of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Woman of the Year and 501(c)3 of the Year. Entertainment was provided by vocalist Erica White, an advertising account executive with Highlands News-Sun. Tim Smolarick, publisher of Highlands News-Sun, acted as Master of Ceremonies. People sat on the edge of their seats hoping their favorite pick would be the winner as the sealed envelopes were opened. Emilie Franklin was a “nalist in the Teen of the Year category and her family was there to support her. In addition to her parents and grandparents, her sister-in-Christ, Brittany Fann, was also there to give her support. She is so deserving of this honor. She volunteers so much and is a beautiful person,Ž Fann said. Dick Asmussen, 93, attended with his daughter, Barbara Palmer. He was a “nalist in the Volunteer of the Year category. Ill do just about anything needed at the VFW. Im chaplain at the Post and also am part of the honor guard,Ž Asmussen said.Unsung heroes honoredBy SHARON WEATHERHEADCORRESPONDENTInaugural Highlander Awards event highlights community JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTA crowd of over 250 attended the inaugural Highlander Awards Thursday night at Island View Restaurant in Sebring. Fifteen Highl ander awards were given out to members of the community.SEBRING „ A lottery was needed to determine who would get an open enrollment seat at Sebring High School for the 2018-19 school year. Parents had a three-week period recently to apply for their children to attend a school that was different from their zoned school and one that could accommodate more students. Under the statewide Controlled Open Enrollment program, applications are accepted for schools that have an enrollment that is less than 90 percent of their total capacity. Sebring High had 15 students apply for its seven available openings, which necessitated a lottery system to determine who would get the open seats. Overall, the district had 62 open enrollment transfer requests for the 2018-19 school year. In the current school year, 55 students requested transfers. Transportation must be provided by the parent for all approved requests. The application requirements states that the parent agrees that at any time during the school year, a transfer may be revoked due to poor attendance, tardiness or discipline issues. There were fewer schools with available capacity for 2018-19 school year compared to the current school year, which had 10 schools with an overall available capacity of 409. For the 2018-19 school year, eight schools had a total available capacity Lottery decides Sebring High enrollment spacesBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER Highlands News-Sun advertising account executive Erica White sings at the Highlander Awards Thursday night at Island View Restaurant in Sebring. The inaugural Highlander Awards was held Thursday night at Island View Restaurant in Sebring.Turn to Page 6 to see the winners! THROUGH THE YEARSCheck out our inaugural Through the Years Business MattersŽ special section.INSIDE Pages A6-7 FILE PHOTOWith 15 students requesting transfers to Sebring High School through Controlled Open Enrollment, a lottery was needed to determine who would get the seven available openings at the school.LOTTERY | 8 AWARDS | 10 KIM LEATHERMAN /STAFF Meet DIRT, the new tractormajiggerŽ that is hauled behind the Kubota that the towns horticulture director drives. DIRT vacuums up leaves and debris.DIRT | 8 NMLS# 532532 Member FDICAvon Park 800 West Main St. 863.453.6000 Lake Placid 600 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.699.1300 Sebring 320 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1300 Sun n Lake 5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1322 Locally Owned, Community Mindedwww.heartlandnb.comGETTINGMake the switch to Heartland for local community values, great personal service and no fees on Business Checking, Personal Checking (50+) and more! SqueezedBY BANK FEES?adno=3567473


A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ SEBRING „ The Highlands County Road & Bridge Department will be repairing a culvert near 4800 Manatee Drive on Monday. The lane closure will be between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be between the intersections of Valerie Boulevard and Bradford Drive. The traveling public will encounter a construction zone with single lane road closures, but delays should be minimal. Please use caution while traveling through the construction zone and obey posted speed limit signs. For more information, contact the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department at 863-402-6529. Road delays and culvert repairsSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOThe Highlands County Road & Bridge Department will be repairing a culvert near 4800 Manatee Drive on Monday. Editors Note: During National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12, Highlands News-Sun is partnering with the Highlands County Tourist Development Council to feature in print media locals who help drive the Highlands County tourism industry. SEBRING „ National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. Its a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. Tourism makes important contributions to the Highlands County economy. According to VISIT FLORIDAS most recent statistics, out-of-state direct visitor spending amounted to $150.8 million in 2016. Including indirect and induced impacts, tourism generated $242.5 million in total business sales, 2,212 jobs, $64.4 million in income, and $31.3 million in state and local tax revenues. This years celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, which will take place May 6-12, marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established the week. The Highlands County Tourist Development Council plans to honor National Travel & Tourism Week by recognizing just a few locals who help drive the Highlands County tourism industry and are the faces that make the local tourism industry so special. Todays feature is on Bob and Tiffany Cadzow, owners of Faded Bistro & Beer Garden in downtown Sebring. Bob Cadzow is from Floridas west coast, and Tiffany Cadzow from way-upstate New York. After “nding each other at Bobs former restaurant in Sebring in 2004, they found themselves constantly drawn to the saltwater. They spent most of their time off work bound for the coast. They took three months off of work one summer to cruise on their sailing catamaran and fell deeper in love with the lifestyle and the Florida Keys. Bob Cadzow sold his restaurant in 2012 and they moved aboard their boat in Key West Bight Marina. Tiffany went to work at a wine and cigar bar and her knowledge of both grew quickly. Bob got his U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters License and started running charter boats in Key West. Content and happy for years, life threw friends and family some curve balls and they found themselves happily drawn back to Sebring. Years of watching open-air restaurants thrive in the Florida Keys and a love of the outdoors convinced them a similar concept could thrive in downtown Sebring. Faded Bistro & Beer Garden was born in October 2017 and things have been going well. Florida is stereotypically drawn as palm tree lined beaches. Sometimes the lakes, rivers, pines, hardwood hammocks, groves and pastures arent given their due respect. There is so much more to Florida than often meets the eye, and Bob and Tiffany Cadzow are proud to have a continually growing appreciation for Floridas inland beauty, as well as the coast. They seek balance in work and play, family and friends, woods and water, and home and travel. They love hosting and guiding their out-of-town friends to and through all the great things the Sebring area has to offer. They know its an awesome place to live and vacation. Stop by Faded, 420 N. Ridgewood Drive, and say hello to Bob and Tiffany Cadzow. 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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 OBITUARIESYvonne Marie Campbell Yvonne Marie Campbell, 54, joined with the Lord on April 30, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones in her “nal days in Lake Placid, Florida. Yvonne was born and raised in Massachusetts, graduating high school at Weymouth High. She was athletic from a young age, having a love for dance and gymnastics. Yvonne was an avid reader and her artistic abilities re”ected in her creative personality. She also had a special connection with animals and a passion for helping others. Yvonne cherished moments spent with family, especially her grandchildren. Yvonne was survived by her two daughters, Danielle and Jaime Campbell; her two grandchildren, Aiva and Collin; her parents, Marie and Alan Wade; her sister and brother-inlaw, Regina and Douglas Heldreth and her nephew and niece, Matthew and Hope. Private services will be held in both Florida and Massachusetts. In lieu of ”owers, you may make a donation to the Bud & Donna Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870. Elizabeth L. Chamberlain Elizabeth L. Chamberlain, Betty,Ž 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Lake Placid. She was born June 10, 1936, in Wikes Barre, Pennsylvania to George and Catherine (Litwin) Kaporch. She was a certi“ed nursing assistant until her retirement. She was a Christian by faith and enjoyed her church and her family. She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ralph Sr.; daughter, Lory (Dale) Owens; sons, Ralph Jr. (Ginger) Chamberlain, and Brian (Tonya) Chamberlain; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille Jenkins. In keeping with Bettys wishes, the family celebrated her life in private. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, 863-465-4134. Joseph H. Craigo Aug. 15, 1928 … April 29, 2018 Joseph H. Craigo, of San Antonio, Texas, died April 29, 2018, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, in 1928, the son of the late Wilma and Joseph Craigo. Joe graduated from Newcomerstown High School, served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II, and was married to Mary Jane (Janie) Schwindt for 59 years. Joe was employed by General Electric for over 30 years. He held a variety of positions in manufacturing and sales until he retired in the late 1980s. He and Janie then moved to Avon Park, Florida, where they developed numerous friendships and enjoyed many rounds of golf. They were members of Avon Park First Presbyterian Church. In addition to gol“ng, Joe enjoyed hunting, “shing, woodworking, and watching beautiful sunsets from the patio of their lakeside home. Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Janie; his sister, Thelma Craigo; and his son, Michael Craigo. He is survived by his sister, Norma Slack of Ohio; three daughters, Deborah Felix of Massachusetts, Pamela Vining and her husband, Tom, of Oklahoma, and Beth Richards and her husband, Dave, of Texas; four grandchildren, Brad Felix, Amanda Vining, James Richards, and Joseph Richards; and several nieces and nephews. Joe will be remembered for his love of life, his quick wit, friendliness, and generosity. He will be buried in Ohio at a later date. To leave condolences for the family, visit ebensberger-“ and select obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne. Eunice C. Hazelton Eunice C. Hazelton, 86, died April 23, 2018, at home in Sebring under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was born Aug. 3, 1931, the child of Everett Harrington and Alice Howe Harrington, in South Haven, Michigan. She married M. Jay Hazelton June 26, 1949. Their children, Daniel E. Hazelton (Mary) of Kirkwood, Missouri and Cynthia Hazelton of Indianapolis, Indiana, survive. Other survivors include nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Jay; her parents; her brothers, Dennis and Frank Harrington. Eunice and Jay moved to Sebring in 1983, becoming members of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, where both were actively involved with Eunice serving as the church secretary until 2001 when she retired. Eunice enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles and her computer. A memorial service will be held at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church May 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. with inurnment in the church memorial garden. Memorial gifts to Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, 5887 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, Florida 33876, will be used for the food pantry ministry which Eunice supported. Condolence cards may be mailed to Mike and Debbie Salvano at 48881 CR 673, Lawrence, Michigan 49064, and to Daniel and Mary Hazelton, 489 South VanBuren Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri 63122. Services entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, Florida 33870. Online condolences may be left at Richard Murray Knouse Richard Murray Knouse, 78, passed away May 3, 2018, Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home. Mary Willamae Naylor Mary W. Naylor, 75, of Sebring, Florida, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018. She was born to the late Claude and Blanch (Cooper) Mashburn on May 10, 1942. Survivors include daughters, Elsie (Tracy) Bentley of Florida and Brandi Naylor of Indiana; siblings, James William Mashburn (Faye) of Georgia, Charles Mashburn (Earlene) of Georgia, Gary Mashburn (Bonita) of Georgia, and Sarah Watkins of Georgia; and her grandchildren, Heather Bentley, Mary Bentley, Tracy Bentley, Amber Bentley, Chelsey Bentley, James Bentley and Nicholas Tanner. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, Florida 33870. Online condolences may be left at Nancy A. Schild Nancy A. Schild, 87, of Lake Placid went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday morning, May 1, 2018 at the Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Schild was the daughter of Louise (Veloz) and Ramon Fernandez who was born on Jan. 23, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelors degree in home economics. Mrs. Schild has been a resident of Lake Placid since 1983 moving here from South Miami. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid who could be seen helping in different events. Mrs. Schild enjoyed working with stained glass, sewing and making quilts. She loved to be with her family and friends especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Brandon and a sister, Louise Fernandez. Mrs. Schild is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard; daughters, Lauren Schild-Rothwell (Jeff), Susan Ling (Tim); sons, Bill Schild, John Schild (Kelley); 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Mrs. Schilds life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid with Rev. Ray Cameron and Rev. Drew Severance offi ciating. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting scottfuneralservices. com. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, 863-465-4134. LAKE PLACID „ A wild“re at Jacks Creek breached the Florida Forest Services containment lines Friday due to shifting high winds and lower humidity. The 100-acre breakout did not threaten or damage anything, “re of“cials said. East winds spread the wild“re west, further into Jacks Creek, land managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The “re was originally ignited by a lightning strike on April 13, south of Sebring Lakes Boulevard and west of U.S. 27. The entire wild“re is approximately 152 acres and is 60 percent contained. This past week, the swampy fuels have been drying out rapidly with the suns radiant heat and lower humidity,Ž explained Forest Area Supervisor Joe deBree, Florida Forest Service. The “re broke through a small inaccessible area where it was unsafe to stage “re“ghters because the trees have succumbed to the underground heat of the muck “re and are toppling over.Ž The Florida Forest Service advises commuters to use caution when driving on U.S. 27 and surrounding roads around the “re. Smoke on the HighwayŽ signs have been placed, but unforeseen changes in weather may create conditions where visibility on roadways is seriously impaired, Forestry of“cials said. Please use caution in this area until the wild“re is controlled. Wild“re smoke may impede visibility, especially in the early morning hours. Under these conditions drivers need to be cautious,Ž they added. The best decision is not to drive in fog or smoke. Those who must drive should slow down, turn on their low-beam headlights and report the hazard to 911. For questions about burn authorizations and wild“re prevention, contact Forestrys Highlands County of“ce at 863-655-6407.Leisure Lakes wildfire rekindlesSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870 € (863) 385-1546DIRECT CREMATION $895€ All cremations done in Highlands County Not out of County€ Cremation € Burials € Shipping Service € No sales person will call € Serving all of Highlands CountyWe CareŽ € Locally owned & operatedadno=3568123 Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Julie L. Iellimo, P.A.-C. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comSFSC commencement closes out 2018 academic yearAVON PARK „ South Florida State College marked the end of the 2018 academic year with its Spring Commencement held in two ceremonies on Thursday in the SFSC Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the Highlands Campus. SFSC honored the recipients of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees at the 4:45 p.m. ceremony. Honored during the 7:45 p.m. ceremony were those earning Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) degrees, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, applied technology diplomas, occupational and college credit certi“cates, and State of Florida High School diplomas. In all, 312 students crossed the stage wearing academic regalia adorned with an assortment of colored cords and sashes signifying individual achievement. Addressing the graduates, Tim Backer, chairman of the SFSC District Board of Trustees, said, As you keep moving forward in life, never stop learning, but take a minute now and then to appreciate where you are in life and your successes at that time.Ž Erika Weaver-Coleman, a graduate who earned her A.A. degree, delivered the Commencement speech during the early ceremony. The success that we have experienced is a direct result of our endurance to not give up, to see the sunrise above the peak and the calm after the storm,Ž she said. In the words of the pop band Journey, Dont stop believing, hold on to that feeling. That feeling, that moment, is the true success. Not that we achieved our goals but that we achieved our goals despite the mountains, hurricanes and statistics tests. That moment of success is realizing not only that we arrived, but our very arrival allowed for more paths, and more unfolding of this great story of ourselves.Ž The 7:45 p.m. ceremony featured Luis Rodriguez as its speaker. Rodriguez, who graduated with his occupational certi“cate in Applied Cybersecurity and is currently working on a pilots license in his spare time, said: When a plane is on the ground, it begins to rust and malfunction much faster than when it is ”ying. A plane was meant to ”y. Likewise, we do not want to reach the end of our lives with dreams we did not pursue, saying If only Iƒ If I had said no to the Highlands Career Institute at SFSC three years ago, I would not be standing here in front of you having earned two occupational certi“cates and a college credit certi“cate. And Ill earn my high school diploma on May 19. I would never have accomplished so many things.Ž Charlotte Pressler, director of SFSCs Honors Program, recognized three Honors Program graduates for academic excellence, outstanding leadership, and strong citizenship. They were Zachary Geitner, Leticia Gracia Hernandez, and Rodrigo Gracia Hernandez. The college conferred the BAS-SM on 12 graduates, the BSN program graduated 18 students, and the BSEE program nine students. SFSC awarded A.A. degrees to 185 and A.S. degrees to 68 students. College credit certi“cates, occupational certi“cates, or applied technology diplomas went to 172 students, with another 20 earning their State of Florida High School diplomas. Michelle Macbeth, Spanish instructor, served as mace bearer and chief marshal for this years Commencement ceremony. Marshals were Elizabeth Andrews, Davida Austin, Tom Bush, Brian Bohlman, Ashtanel Castillo, Courtney Green, Robert Hampton, Lorri Jaques, Theresa James, Cynthia Kinser, Maday Leon, Claire Miller, Tasha Morales, Asena Mott, Ricardo Pantoja, Lena Phelps, Daisy Ramirez and Joshua Wood.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOBachelor of Science in Elementary Education graduates with Maday Leon, lead instructor of the BSEE program. Timothy Wise, dean of student services, presents a plaque of appreciation to Luis Rodriguez, student Commencement speaker who received his occupational certicate in Applied Cybersecurity. Isabel Cardenas, who earned her Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene, accepts her diploma from Thomas C. Leitzel. Isabel Cardenas, who earned her Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene, accepts her diploma from Thomas C. Leitzel. Brucelet Mentor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate, accepts congratulations from Thomas C. Leitzel, president of South Florida State College. SFSC graduates 15 students from EMT programAVON PARK „ The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at South Florida State College conferred 15 Applied Technology diplomas during a ceremony held on Wednesday in the SFSC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. Eric Bidlack, Danielle Brouillet, Cory Compton, Xiara Cristiansen, Lazaro Gonzalez, William Kingston, Tara Lowder, Paige McNew, Ralph Meeks, Ashley Mingo, Wyatt Montgomery, Justin Newman, Francisco Olivero Jr., Joseph Romanik, and Cecil Williams completed the 16 weeks of training, or 300 contact hours, in the program. Graduates receiving special awards were Williams for Best in Lab; Montgomery for Highest Academic GPA; and Bidlack for Most Heart, for his compassion and determination. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the Florida EMT State Board Exam. EMTs function as part of an emergency rescue and transportation team by responding to emergency calls through a dispatch system, operating emergency vehicles safely, assessing scenes of accidents or illnesses, setting priorities for treating patients based on their degree of illness or injury, providing pre-hospital emergency care to treat trauma, shock, wounds, and other medical issues. For more information about SFSCs EMT program and other Emergency Medical Services programs, visit or call 863-784-7272.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOFront, left: Justin Newman, Wyatt Montgomery, Ashley Mingo, Xiara Christensen, Lazaro Gonzalez, Tara Lowder, and Paige McNew. Back, left: Francisco Olivero, Eric Bidlack, Cory Compton, Joe Romanik, William Kingston, Ralph Meeks, and Cecil Williams. Not pictured: Danielle Brouillet


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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 of 312. There were fewer transfer options at the elementary level, which in the current school year included the Kindergarten Learning Center and “ve elementary schools. The KLC was not on the transfer option list for 2018-19, which included only three elementary schools. Along with Sebring High, the other schools that had available capacity for 2018-19 were: Avon Park and Lake Placid high schools, Avon Park and Hill-Gustat middle schools and Lake Country, Park and Sun n Lake elementary schools. For purposes of continuity of educational choice, a student who transfers under Controlled Open Enrollment may remain at that school until the student completes the highest grade level at that school. After completion of the highest grade of that school, the student must return to their zoned school or apply for and be granted another lottery selection through Controlled Open Enrollment. For more information, call 863-471-5567.LOTTERYFROM PAGE 1Lamarre also uses DIRT when replacing mulch. He can vacuum the old mulch, “nely shred it and then dump it. Then he vacuums the new mulch into the holding unit from a large bulk pile and dumps it where it is needed. DIRT is the brain child of Lamarre, who told Public Works Equipment Supervisor BikerŽ Jim Moore what he wanted the contraption to do. Moore built DIRT from scratch. He even fabricated the trailer that DIRT sits on. Lamrre was as excited as a kid in a candy store when explaining his new baby.Ž DIRT picks up leaves and hedges debris,Ž he said. It has piranha teeth so it can eat up small sticks and mulch them up too. Its kind of like a cleaning machine.Ž The idea came from the trees that lose their leaves annually at South Florida State College but Lamarre began thinking of different applications for it. Its a one-of a -kind thing,Ž Lamarre said. Its what I had built. I thought of it and Jim built it. I have had it a week now. I wanted it to match my Kubota, so I ordered the exact paint from the manufacture. Lamarre thought about painting the Cat in the Hats cleaning mobile on it but decided to wait.Ž Its my baby. I am proud of it. I wouldnt change anything about it, even the name.Ž Lamarre said it took a year to build with Moore putting in some 130 man hours. It cost $4,864.42, which he feels is well worth the cost. Keep Lake Placid Beautiful bought DIRT for the towns use. It will save a lot of time because its very ef“cient,Ž he said. Moore is not a member of KLPB but helped anyway as he likes to build things. Danny needed a dump trailer and asked me if I could build one,Ž Moore said. I got with my supervisors and we agreed that it should be done. I have been fabricating my whole life and I have been welding since I was 9 years old. My dad worked at LeTourneauWestinghouse as a welder. I built everything but the motor. I build trailers on the side with my buddy, Alan Ford. If its steel, I can build it.Ž Moore is already envisioning other parts to make the tractormajigger even better. Its a unique little thing,Ž he said. I think I will make a street sweeper attachment for it next to scrape the curbs and clean up after the festivals. Thats down the road though.ŽDIRTFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODanny Lamarre stretches his arms out as if to say,  I love DIRT this much.ŽName: Tiger Sex: Male Info: Tiger is 2 years old and very affectionate. Adoption fees: Dogs: $75 Adoption fees for dogs include: Animal testing (parvo and heartworm), spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime membership to obedience classes. Cats: $40 Adoption fees for cats include: Animal testing (feline leukemia-AIDS), spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. The Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to It is very easy to take on a tragedy and stay in a perpetual state of mourning. It is dif“cult to take a tragedy and use it for motivation to help others from experiencing a similar event in their lives. Ed and Joan Morgan took an incapacitating tribulation „ the death of their daughter „ and have used it as a clarion call to others in the region to “ght suicide. Holly Morgan Fisher died of suicide Feb. 11, 2017 in the backyard of her North Port home. Her private thoughts will never be known, but it became public information after her husband was hurt during the event. Holly Morgan Fisher, 46, was a beloved teacher and coach at Heron Creek Middle School who had grown up in North Port. Her family has along history in the city with even a North Port facility, the Morgan Family Community Center, named for them years ago. So perhaps it isnt surprising that a family that has dedicated itself to the greater community for decades took a death and turned into a “ght for life for others. This weekend, the Morgans held their second Hollys Hope 5K and Mile Walk at North Port High Schools cross country course. Those taking part were not just running a race, they were working in a small way to help others who are “ghting depression and other mental health issues that can lead healthy people to make horri“c decisions that impact others for generations. Most Americans have been damaged by the suicide of a loved one or friends. Many of us mourn and, eventually, move on. The Morgans are working to help others through not only the run but also the group, Hollys Hope. The group meets monthly and is attracting ideas from others. It was created in April 2017 as one way to help the community “ght the stigma that tends to come with mental illness and, in Joans own words in February: To make sure no other family goes through this.Ž Frankly Id like to crawl in a hole and never come out,Ž Joan Morgan said in February. But that wont save anyone on the other side.Ž They say the group helps them both forward each day. We want to prevent as many suicides from happening. We want to be able to detect a situation,Ž Ed Morgan said. Hollys death will continue to be felt by her immediate family and friends in ways most people will not be able to understand. But her parents and family are working toward helping others through a variety of ways „ including further education into how to help those people “ghting with thoughts of suicide. Between Hollys Hope and their continuing spotlight on mental health, they may be helping in ways theyll never know. The Morgans are deserving of a lot of credit „ and respect „ for what they do in their community. „ Sun NewspapersA fitting tributeYOUR VIEW Control the bordersUnlike Thomas Jefferson who believed that citizenship was a privilege that should be earned, not given lightly, and the Founding Fathers were by and large skeptical of immigration, liberal Dummycrats [sic] think immigration is not a problem to be solved, it is a de“ning aspect of the American character and our shared history. If the United States lacked people with particular skills, then the Founders had no objection to attracting them from abroad, but, they were convinced that mass immigration would bring social turmoil and political confusion, and what was likely to happen, according to Jefferson, was that immigrants would come to America from countries that would have given them no experience living in a free society, while bringing with them the ideas and principles of the governments they left behind … ideas and principles that were often at odds with American liberty. James Madison argued plainly that America should welcome the immigrant who could assimilate, but exclude the immigrant who could not readily incorporate himself into our society.Ž Now here is the Democratic party stance: We will extend the promise of citizenship to those still struggling for freedom, and in June 2012 articulated, We congratulate President Barack Obama for giving hope to millions of aspiring citizens when he announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. So should we just expect and accept any less when it comes to immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala or some other (blank) hole country standing at our southern border, who dont even have the respect to wave an American ”ag, but one of their native country in our face, as they try to enter? Democrats claim they know the importance of our countrys history as a nation of (legal) immigrants, and will always seek to embrace immigrants, and heres why folks ... Since 1984, Hispanics have voted for the Democratic Party anywhere from 60-75 percent. Holy frijoles! Oh sure dummycrats [sic] vocalize support for basic due process protections so that immigrants are eligible to receive safety net services supported by theirs, but mostly our tax dollars. Si amigo! Sometime between the 1860s and 1936, the (Democratic) party of small government became the party of big government, and today is known as the Party of the People,Ž attracting immigrants, blue-collar workers, women, and minorities, while often taking a more liberal stand on issues. Conservative Republican Ronald Reagan, while campaigning for president in 1980, said A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation. Its just that simple!Jerry Wright Avon Park Week recognizes Stuttering AwarenessNational Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7, 2018. Did you know more than 3 million Americans stutter? Thats more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington, DC ƒ combined. One percent of your readers stutter, and up to 5 percent of children stutter for a time during their early developmental years. In the spirit of spreading awareness, the most important thing you and your readers can do for someone who stutters „ or for anyone you are speaking with „ is listen. Listen to what they have to say rather than how they say it. For more information, visit our website: Fraser President The Stuttering Foundation Memphis, TennesseeThe president of Allegiant Airlines recently touted his $250 million economic impact on the city of Punta Gorda and Charlotte County. Wow. That “gure is amazing. No wonder Charlotte County gifted Allegiant Airlines some taxpayer-owned waterfront property. Allegiant Airlines is not the only one hyping they create millions of dollars of economic impact.Ž It feels like every time someone has their hand out to get taxpayer money, they hire an expert to do an economic impact study. The economic bene“ts study then allows them to grab a handful of our money out of the taxpayer cookie jar. Allegiant Airlines $250 million economic impact claim got me to thinking. What if the Sun Newspapers used the same methodology? How many millions of dollars of taxpayer money might we be eligible for? Allegiant Airlines has about 150 paychecks they are responsible for in our area of Florida. The Sun Newspapers has close to 600. If Allegiant Airlines economic impact is $250 million, might not our newspapers economic impact be closer to $1 billion? Lets see if you agree with the logic of economic impact studies. Here is how economic impact studies come up with these crazy “gures: Studies like this assume that because you have an employee and they spend money, other local businesses must hire people. And those people at the local business, then newly employed because of the “rst company, spend money, which means even more local people must be hired. Its called an assumed multiplier effect. Lets see how the magical multiplier effect creates Allegiants $250 million economic impact. Allegiant Airlines has about 150 employees who work at the Punta Gorda airport. Lets use an average pay of lets say $50,000. Thats only $7.5 million economic impact not $250 million. The Punta Gorda airport economic impact study suggests the Allegiant Airlines team are also partially responsible for the airport being able to employ another 200 employees, for a total of 350 employees at the airport. According to the Punta Gorda airport economic impact study, those 350 airport employees are then responsible for creating another 2,250 jobs directly and another 1,070 jobs indirectly. Thats how, magically, Allegiant Airlines, with 150 local employees, can be credited with creating over 3,600 local jobs. In this case, implied in the Punta Gorda Airport economic impact study, every Allegiant Airline employee is responsible, directly and indirectly, for creating twenty additional jobs in the area … thanks to the amazing magical multiplier effect. The Sun Newspapers has about 600 paychecks. According to the logic of economic impact studies, we are actually responsible for about 12,000 local jobs, with an economic impact every single year over $1 billion. Im wondering what kind of taxpayer funds we should be eligible for, in exchange for creating 12,000 jobs and a $1billion annual economic impact. Of course, this logic is silly. But our governments use these economic studies, done by experts for hire, to justify giving away your money. In Sarasota County, the arts and cultural people claim they create $295 million of economic impact. When the state of Florida recently cut back taxpayer funding for the arts this year, one Sarasota arts person said Its willfully ignorant. Im just disgusted. They have no respect for me or the theater.Ž I am not against the arts, or against Allegiant and the Punta Gorda airport, or against economic development groups. But giving away taxpayer money, by using the amazing multiplier effect in economic impact studies, just makes us trust our government decision-making process even less. Share your thoughts. David Dunn-Rankin is CEO of Sun Newspapers, the familyand employee-owned group that owns the Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun. He can be reached at .Sun Newspapers provides $1 billion economic impact David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comDennis Green, who was a “nalist for Man of the Year, attended with his family. This is really nice,Ž he said. I served 26 years in the Air Force and taught ROTC for 17 years. I retired and was asked to come back. I now am at Sebring High School.Ž TLC Therapy Hooves was there to support Terri Lynn Crutch“eld, who was a “nalist in the Woman of the Year category. Since 2011 weve served the residents of our nursing homes in Highlands and Hardee counties,Ž Crutch“eld said. We have horses and exotic animals to help bring smiles to others.Ž Jessica Hartline, who was with TLC Therapy Hooves, said of Crutch“eld: We are all so thankful to know her and work with her. We respect her commitment to the community.Ž The crowd, which was estimated at 250 people, was full of family and friends who were there to support the “nalists. Barbara St. Louis, friend of Female Coach of the Year “nalist Camille Schaffer said, This is awesome. She [Camille] does a lot that goes unnoticed and is also a great mentor.Ž Jill Gregalot, a “nalist in the Nurse of the Year category, made a new friend at her table. God put me next to you for some reason,Ž Julia Mercer with The Palms of Sebring told her and they became instant friends. Teen of the Year “nalist Trent Ferguson was congratulated by Cliff Abels. This really means a lot. It keeps me positive,Ž Ferguson said. I loving giving back. Glory to Him above.Ž When it came time for category sponsors to present their award, several mentioned how honored they were to participate in the event and honor those in the community who work hard and often dont receive recognition for their efforts. Mercer, who presented the award for the 501(c)3 category, said that she serves on several boards and organizations that do charitable works that are near and dearŽ to her heart. Stephanie McGathey of Bugs Bee-Ware and Curb-N-Scape presented the Female Coach of the Year Highlander Award, and she said they were happy to participate in the Highlander event. Being involved in the community is important to her and her company, she said, and being able to present the award for female coach was something a little bit different for them and that was exciting. Smolarick asked those attending to send in suggestions on expanding the categories for next years event. There are a lot of unsung heroes in this community,Ž he said. One suggestion was for a veteran of the year. It was such an honor to be a part of recognizing a few of our every day heroes,Ž Romona Washington, Highlands News-Sun executive editor, said. Its the people who run the businesses and tend to the civic duties and medical needs of our residents. It is the people who make Highlands County what it is and its time they were recognized. We hope next years event will be even bigger,Ž she said. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center will display a perpetual plaque honoring the winners each year in a place of honor at the hospital in Sebring. The Highlander Award presenters and winners are: € Jason True of Geneva Financial presented Real Estate Person of the Year: Maureen Cool € Susan Jones of the Well-Being in the Heartland Magazine presented Financial Representative of the Year: Phillip Statler € Michael Waldron for Spray and Pray Guns and Ammo presented Agriculture Person of the Year: Marvin Kahn € Adam Plotz and Christy Cooper of Affordable Transport Inc. presented Philanthropist of the Year: Christy Crews € Mike and Vicki Jarvis of Frames and Images presented Volunteer of the Year: Paul Scruton € Julia Mercer of the Palms of Sebring presented 501c(3) of the Year: American Legion Post 69 € Karen Garner of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center presented Nurse of the Year: Jill Gregalot € Roy Butler of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center presented Physician of the Year: Dr. Donald Geldart € Debra Callender of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center presented Surgeon of the Year: Dr. Myron St. Louis € Stephanie McGathey of Bugs Bee-Ware and Curb-N-Scape presented Female Coach of the Year: Camille Schaffer € Eileen Powers of Welcome Home Heartland Magazine presented Male Coach of the Year: Marvin Wolfe € Jamie Bateman of South Florida State College presented Educator of the Year: Susie Henson-Smith € Carissa Marine of Champion for Children Foundation presented Teen of the Year: Trent Ferguson € Don Elwell of Alan Jay Automotive Network presented Woman of the Year: Terri Lynn Crutch“eld € Realtor Tom Barrett presented Man of the Year: Charles D. JohnsonAWARDSFROM PAGE 1Pet hotel partners with animal welfare groupsJust Like Home is foster home for Sebring Angels dogsAVON PARK „ Animal welfare organizations Saunders Second Chances and the Sebring Angels are teaming up to provide local pets with the support they need through the fostering and adoption process. Sebring Angels is a 501(c)3 animal rescue organization seeking Furever HomesŽ for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Their motto is, We strive to be human angels for animals, advocating for their lives, humane treatment, spay and neuter education and responsible ownership.Ž These dogs have been rescued from various situations and are in desperate need of a loving home. This organization operates solely on the strength of volunteers, the compassion of donors and the love of supporters. Local families keep these dogs safe by opening their home to foster while seeking a permanent home for them. Saunders Second Chances mission is to enrich the lives of the furry little friends and to assist with pet adoptions. This program is focused on raising funds and raising awareness about adoptions and volunteering. Through fostering and healing homeless animals, providing the highest quality of care while reducing costs on spays and neuters for those truly in need, Saunders Second Chances has become a vital link in the animal service community,Ž a news release states. Just Like Home Pet Hotel, a pet hotel striving for ahome away from homeŽenvironment, has opened its doors as the foster facility with the Saunders Second Chances and the Sebring Angels. Just Like Home Pet Hotel has been providing high-quality services since it opened its doors in May 2009. Every day, we endeavor to provide you and your pets with friendly service and the best pet hotel and daycare experience in the Highlands County area. And the pet hotel is excited to now call themselves a foster home for the Sebring Angels,Ž the news release added. Just Like Home Pet Hotel recently fostered Baby Girl and within two days, Saunders Second Chances with the Sebring Angels was able to assist in “nding her a Furever Home.Ž Theres something special about bringing a dog together with a family; they meet and fall in love, becoming part of the family. Theres no better feeling than watching dogs “nd their Furever Home … a happy ending through this rescue and fostering program,Ž said Just Like Home Pet Hotel and Saunders Second Chances Team Leader Amanda Helton. Just Like Home is located at 3479 Davis Citrus Road, Avon Park.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOJust Like Home Pet Hotel, a pet hotel striving for ahome away from homeŽenvironment, has opened its doors as the foster facility with the Saunders Second Chances and the Sebring Angels. Baby Girl with her new owner. Just Like Home Pet Hotel recently fostered Baby Girl, and within two days, Saunders Second Chances with the Sebring Angels was able to assist in nding her a Furever Home.Ž SHARON WEATHERHEAD/CORRESPONDENTTLC Therapy Hooves team came out to support Terri Lynn Crutcheld, center. Crutcheld went on to win the Woman of the Year Highlander Award Thursday night. SHARON WEATHERHEAD/CORRESPONDENTStanding, from left: Brittany Fann, KelliPaige Franklin and Patrick Franklin. Sitting, from left: Emilie Franklin, Jerald Newberry and Raynelle Newberry. SHARON WEATHERHEAD/CORRESPONDENTFinalists wore green ribbons at the Highlander Awards event Thursday evening at Island View Restaurant in Sebring. The event was presented by Highlands News-Sun and sponsored by Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTA crowd of over 250 attended the inaugural Highlander Awards Thursday night at Island View Restaurant in Sebring.


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A11 SEBRING „ The last day of school is still three weeks away, but it is time to mark your calendar to prepare for the next school year with the School Board of Highlands County announcing its school open house times and dates. The last day of school for students is May 24, and the 2018-19 school year for students starts on Aug. 13. Teachers are scheduled to return to work Aug. 2. The open house dates are as followed: Elementary schools: € Avon Elementary 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 7. € Cracker Trail Elementary 5 p.m. 7 p.m., Aug. 7. € Fred Wild Elementary 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7. € Kindergarten Learning Center 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 7. € Lake Country Elementary 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7. € Lake Placid Elementary 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7 € Memorial Elementary 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 7. € Park Elementary 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7. € Sun n Lake Elementary 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug, 7. € Woodlawn Elementary 4:30 pm 6:30 pm, Aug. 7. Middle schools: € Avon Park Middle 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 9. € Hill Gustat Middle 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 9. € Sebring Middle 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 9. € Lake Placid Middle 4:30 pm 6:30 pm, Aug. 9. High schools: € Avon Park High 5 p.m. 7 p.m., Aug. 9. € Sebring High 4 p.m. 6 p.m., Aug. 9. € Lake Placid High 5 p.m. 7 p.m., Aug. 9. Highlands Career Institute will have its open house 5 p.m. 7 p.m. There will be a parent meeting at 5: 30 p.m. in Room G101.School open house dates setBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER AVON PARK „ The 2018 Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Jr. Miss and Miss Avon Park Pageant will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 inside Union Church, at 106 N. Butler Ave., in Avon Park. Participation of young ladies of all school ages is welcome. Categories are: Elementary „ kindergarten through 5th grade; Jr. Miss „ sixth through eighth grades; ad Miss „ ninth through 12th grades. Admission to the event is $5 per person and is free for children under 3. More information on this annual Avon Park community event can be found by visiting the Jr. Miss and Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Pageant staff will be holding a second informational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the APCC of“ce. For more information, email Celeste Carr, pageant director, at The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce is at 28 E. Main St., across the street from Hotel Jacaranda. AP Chamber of Commerce to hold annual pageantSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOThe 2018 APPC Jr. Miss and Miss Avon Park Pageant will take place Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m. inside Union Church, located at 106 N. Butler Ave., in Avon Park. Spice Up Her Mothers DayAuthentic Mexican cuisine and frozen margaritas in all of her favorite ”avors!4731 Lakeview Dr. € Sebring € Behind Gate Gas 863-385-9316Don JoseMEXICAN RESTAURANT Happpy Mothers Day HALOS HAIR DESIGNS271 US Hwy 27, N, Sebring, FL 33870 863.385.2728 | FROM ALL OF US ATGift Certificates Available SUNDAY, MAY 13TH Order online at or by phone 863-385-2499 SebringFlorist inc.Elegant arrangements of lasting beauty handcrafted for Moms special day. Flower Her With Love on Mothers DayHome or Oce Delivery Available € Bouquets € Centerpieces € Balloons € Essential Oils € Pregnancy € Hot Stone € Pain Relief & More! Personalized Massage & Float Therapy Give Mom The Gift of Relaxation P Gi M Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm Saturdays 9am-3pm(863)-382-1805www.healbytouchtherapy.comMM# 37749 Ha Moers DFROM THE ENTIRE STAFF adno=3562530


A12 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 NASA launches spacecraft to Mars to dig down deepCAPE CANAVERAL (AP) „ A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Floridas Cape Canaveral. It was the “rst interplanetary mission ever to depart from the West Coast, drawing pre-dawn crowds to Vandenberg Air Force Base and rocket watchers down the California coast into Baja. The spacecraft will take more than six months to get to Mars and start its unprecedented geologic excavations, traveling 300 million miles (485 million kilometers) to get there. InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before „ nearly 16 feet, or 5 meters „ to take the planets temperature. It will also attempt to make the “rst measurements of marsquakes, using a high-tech seismometer placed directly on the Martian surface. Also aboard the Atlas V rocket: a pair of mini satellites, or CubeSats, meant to trail InSight all the way to Mars in a “rst-of-its-kind technology demonstration. The $1 billion mission involves scientists from the U.S., France, Germany and elsewhere in Europe. I cant describe to you in words how very excited I am ... to go off to Mars,Ž said project manager Tom Hoffman from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Its going to be awesome.Ž NASA hasnt put a spacecraft down on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012. The U.S. is the only country to successfully land and operate a spacecraft at Mars. Its tough, complicated stuff. Only about 40 percent of all missions to Mars from all countries „ orbiters and landers alike „ have proven successful over the decades. If all goes well, the three-legged InSight will descend by parachute and engine “rings onto a ”at equatorial region of Mars „ believed to be free of big, potentially dangerous rocks „ on Nov. 26. Once down, it will stay put, using a mechanical arm to place the science instruments on the surface. This mission will probe the interior of another terrestrial planet, giving us an idea of the size of the core, the mantle, the crust and our ability then to compare that with the Earth,Ž said NASAs chief scientist Jim Green. This is of fundamental importance to understand the origin of our solar system and how it became the way it is today.Ž InSights chief scientist, Bruce Banerdt of JPL, said Mars is ideal for learning how the rocky planets of our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago. Unlike our active Earth, Mars hasnt been transformed by plate tectonics and other processes, he noted.By MARCIA DUNNAP AEROSPACE WRITER NASA VIA APThis illustration made available by NASA in 2018 shows the InSight lander drilling into Mars. 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LOCAL SPORTSBourdais looks to put crash behind himDriver back at scene of horrific accidentHis return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, speci“cally Turn 2, brought out the candid sense of humor in Sebastien Bourdais. The Frenchmans body still aches from enduring an unforgettable qualifying crash in that corner during a qualifying run for last years Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. After facing that turn for the “rst time since the crash on Monday morning during an open test, Bourdais was about to head for lunch when three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves approached on pit road. You good, my man?Ž Castroneves asked. Comfortable?Ž Turn 2 still turns the same way,Ž Bourdais said. Its better when youre not upside down, on “re though.Ž The four-time Indy car champion would tweet later, Pretty good day at the of“ce. It sure feels nice to go thru turn 2 with 4 wheels onƒ (wink emoji).Ž He admittedly didnt know how he would feel about facing Turn 2 again. The last time he drove in there, Bourdais crashed and sustained multiple fractures to his pelvis as well as a broken right hip. How could he not think about what happened? He always will. Well, yeah. Yesterday and the day before and every other day,Ž he said. Its not like I dont wake up any day without feeling the consequences of what happened. It was not track speci“c. You make mistakes sometimes and that one bit me.Ž His “rst two qualifying laps were quick enough to be No. 1. Its too bad it wasnt a two-lap run,Ž he said, smiling. Bourdais, 39, proved hes still a capable contender after driving the No. 18 Team BY PHIILIP B. WILSONINDYCAR JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTOSebastien Bourdais celebrates after winning the Firestone Grand Prix at St. Petersburg.CRASH| 4 Wickens ready for Indy 500Three race car drivers took a big step in ful“lling a lifelong dream earlier this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was Rookie Orientation day for those who will be competing in the Indianapolis 500 for the “rst time, as well as a refresher day for veterans, who were required to pass testing that required progressively increasing speeds. So rookies Robert Wickens, Kyle Kaiser and Matt Leist were joined on track by veterans Danica Patrick, Jay Howard and Sage Karam, who Sebring fans are familiar with as a driver for 3GT Racing last season. All six drivers passed their requirements and can now of“cially partake in Indianapolis 500 practice and at the top of the speed charts was Wickens, who has an extensive background in sportscar racing. There were a few anxious moments for Wickens, as his No. 6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda had some mechanical issues, so the team let him use the No. 5 Schmidt Peterson car of his friend James Hinchcliffe. James wasnt even at the track when we switched,Ž Wickens said. He had no idea. They informed him what was going on. I think everyone at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports is one team, one dream. Not the “rst time Ive driven his car. Third time Ive driven his IndyCar.Ž Hinchcliffe wasnt going to be on the track that day, so the team had to put it in gear to get his car ready. No, it was a tricky morning,Ž Wickens said. We had a gearbox issue on my car after the “rst phase of the BY ALLEN MOODYHIGHLANDS SUN EDITOR JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTORobert Wickens sails through Turn 1 during the Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.INDY | 6 The Freshwater “shing forecast for the “rst full week of May gives anglers the last quarter moon phase, and as is also the case with the “rst quarter moon phase, the 5 to 9 hours of the day will produce best, which happens to be when the majority of anglers prefer to “sh. All “shing factors considered, besides the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms today, “sh will be adjusting at the highest rate during the hours centered on the sunrise, and sunset periods. Winds will be predominately out of the west today, northeast Monday and Tuesday, and from the east for the second half of this week. Ideal “shing wind speeds of 6 to 10 miles-per-hour are forecast for this week. Best Fishing Days: Tuesday and Wednesdays sunrise and sunset periods will produce above average feeding activity if the atmospheric pressure plot forecast is accurate. A pressure change of 0.08 In Hg is predicted and should this occur, “sh will have to adjust, which always increases the opportunistic feeding activity. The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon overhead period occurs at 6:29 a.m. and the sunrise at 6:42 a.m. and will create a feed rating of 4-5 from 5:30-9:30 a.m. The next three days this period will not move later in the day. The Minor Fishing Period: Today Morning, evening fishing is best Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER AVON PARK „ The Avon Park Red Devil Baseball team captured the Class 5A-District 10 championship on Friday night with a 4-1 win over the McKeel Academy Wildcats at Head Field in Avon Park. It is Avon Parks third district championship in the last four years. It was a good game.Ž Said Avon Park coach Whit Cornell. Luis Perez pitched a good game, they hit the one home run. That was the only run he gave up.Ž Sometimes you make good pitches and the hitters make good swings on it. He gave us a chance to win, Josh (Rivera) came in, he was efficient with his pitches, keeping us in the game.Ž After four innings, the game was locked at 1-1, both teams only had two hits and both teams stranded the bases loaded. Perez found himself in a precarious predicament in the first as an error, a single and a walk loaded the bases with Wildcats with two outs. Perez battled out, inducing a soft liner to Corey Leech at shortstop to end the Wildcat threat. The Red Devils scored first in the bottom of the third after Hunter Vanderpool led off the inning with a walk. Vanderpool reached second on a passed ball and later scored on another passed ball to give Avon Park a 1-0 lead. Avon Park loaded the bases after Vanderpool scored on a single by Leech, a hit batter and a walk, though they were unable to expand their lead, leaving the bases loaded to end the inning. McKeel answered quickly as Kalvin Alexander led off the fourth inning with a home run over the left field fence to tie the game at one. Perez got the next two batters out before walking the third, at that time, the Red Devils made a pitching change, bringing in Rivera, who got the final out of Red Devils win district titleBY JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTAvon Park hosts Satellite in state tournament on Tuesday JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Park won the Class 5A-District 10 baseball championship on Friday by defeating McKeel Academy. Avon Parks starting pitcher Luis Perez pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up only one run on two hits against McKeel.AVON | 2 FISHING| 3


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 the inning. Avon Park broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with three runs on two hits and a Wildcat error. With two outs and Rivera on second, reaching base on a walk and stealing second, a throwing error by the Wildcats third baseman allowed Rivera to score and Gabe Gomez to reach second, giving the Red Devils a 2-1 lead. Dalton Whitman followed with a single into centerfield to drive in Gomez to make the score 3-1. Johnny Perry, who actually went to first as a hit batter, was called back to the plate to bat when the umpires determined he was not hit by the pitch, Perry took advantage with a single into centerfield that drove in Whitman to expand the Red Devils lead to three, at 4-1. Rivera held the Wildcats scoreless and hitless the final three innings while striking out four to pick up the win and make the Red Devils district champions. I am real excited for the guys,Ž said Cornell. They all get the chance to be district champions, our seniors have been district champions three out of four years and made the playoffs all four years.Ž The Red Devils open the state playoffs with a home game on Tuesday against Satellite, the Class 5A-District 9 runner-up team. The Scorpions finished the season with an 18-6-1 record.AVONFROM PAGE 1 Avon Park shortstop Corey Leech recovers from bobbling the ball to get the out at rst. JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Park Batboy Bryn Barton accepts the district championship trophy and brings it to Josh Rivera and the Red Devil baseball t eam. Avon Parks Josh Rivera shows his intensity after scoring the go ahead run in the fth inning against McKeel. D.K. Waldron, Living the Good Life! Thinner. Healthier. Happier.Ž Before After Shannyn Lost 41 lbs! We get Results! Call our office today!Dr. Waldrons Good Life Weight Loss Center 863-471-2500 With our modified eating plan and mild fitness routine, we are working with her to help her continue to lose weight and improve her overall health! € If you are overweight? € Been diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes? € Ready to lose weight? € Improve your overall health? Shannyn has worked very hard to pursue better health! She has lost a total of 41 lbs in 48 days and a total of 23.5 inches! 30.3 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and 84.1 million people in the U.S. are pre-diabetic. SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control adno=3576011 € 3 Month Membership $99 € 3 Month Unlimited Small Group Training $199 Summer Memberships Join us Monday, May 28 for BootCamp, Pool Party, Free Hot Dogs, and more!!! (Free to the public!)1720 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 the moon underfoot period occurs at 6:52 p.m. and the sunset at 8:02 p.m. and will create a feed rating of 5 from 6-9:30 p.m. This period will not move later into the day over the next three days. Prime Monthly Periods: May 12-18, new moon; May 26-31, full moon; June 10-16, almost super new moon; June 26-30, weak full moon; July 10-16, super new moon; and July 2429, weak full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 6-7 hour charter for $250 for one or two anglers, all gear, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass “shing charter packages available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Fishing Product Sale: The Gun Rack-Pure Grit Boot Company at 5621 US 27 Sebring, (half mile south of Florida Hospital) is currently having a 50 Percent Off All Fishing Products Sale as they phase out that aspect of their business. For great “shing product prices stop in and cashin while supplies last. Better hurry. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their mating season which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and territorial and will not tolerate any encroachment in their mating areas. Any shallow body of water will have dangerous gators so be alert and constantly scan areas youre inƒ often. Smaller gators will be forced out of lakes by bigger males and will be searching for non-disputed waters. Expect them in your pools and other waterways. Therefore gators will be where they usually are not, so scan areas for gator activity. News: The lake level is at 38.78 feet above sea level, which is the max-level in the 18-inch management-threshold range for the beginning of May. The minimum level is 37.50 currently and will remain at this annual low mark until July when it is raised six inches over a six-week period. The maximum level will be dropped this month to 38.25 feet by June 1 „ an additional eight inches from todays level. This seasonal rain-buffer schedule is necessary because the lake “lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events and extended rainy periods. Currently all four S68 gates are closed. Interested in “shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or BassFishingForecast. com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines using a lake contour map. There are 45 Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps. com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading of the lake-bottom contour delineations. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODave Douglass shows one of his many 8-pound bass catches. Dave Douglass holds up a bass weighing 11 pounds, 4 ounces. € TAYLOR MADE € CALLAWAY € NAPLES BAY € ECCO € NEW BALANCE € SKECHERS € TITLEIST € FOOTJOY € PUMA€ TAYLOR MADE € CALLAWAY € NAPLES BAY € ECCO € NEW BALANCE € SKECHERS € TITLEIST € FOOTJOY € PUMAECCO € NEW BALANCEECCO € NEW BALANCEGOLF STUFFMon Sat 9 5 € 863-353-6324 € 29620 Hwy. 27, Dundee (Next to Arts Carts) Up to 60% OFFMens & Ladies Golf ClothingXS to 4X & Plus Sizes$1000 OFF$50 PURCHASE OF GOLF CLOTHINGMust present coupon. Expires 5/31/18adno=3573877 adno=3574110


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan to a season-opening victory in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Hes tied for third in the Verizon IndyCar Series points. His 37 victories rank sixth on the all-time list. The only active driver with more wins is Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing at 41. It de“nitely sets you back, when you have those kinds of incidents,Ž Bourdais said. But the good thing is theres more practice here than any other place. Theres plenty of time to get back in the groove and get comfortable again. Im not concerned. I dont feel like Im doubting.Ž Teams are getting acclimated to a redesigned car with a new universal aero kit, a process Bourdais referred to as an ongoing investigation.Ž Monday was a positive start. With the quality of the drivers, theres a solid 20 and maybe even more drivers that are probably capable on any given day, provided the right car,Ž he said of winning the Indy 500. Last year, we just had the rocket ship. It was a rocket ship from the moment it hit the ground on Monday and all the way through the week, then when we topped Fast Friday and for the “rst two laps (of qualifying) until I screwed up. Last year, (lead race engineer) Craig (Hampson) and the guys gave me an awesome car ƒ and it was working awesome, until it wasnt.Ž Bourdais and crew will continue to work out the kinks. At the end of the day, what are you going to say?Ž he said. Ultimately, I made a mistake. Unfortunately, it cost us probably the shot at winning the 500 and being on the pole. Cant change that. All we can do is try again and hope that the car will be as quick as it was last year and give us the chance to execute.Ž The desire to win this race is as strong as ever, if not more. Its the Mecca of racing,Ž he said. In open wheel, there arent many races that come anywhere near it. In our sport, its the Indianapolis 500. Id love to win it for multiple reasons. Its a tremendous achievement and it means a hell of a lot to everybody in that paddock. It probably means even more now that Ive gone through what Ive gone through here.Ž He looked out at the front straight of the 2.5mile oval and offered one more perspective. Theres a mystery you build with every track,Ž he said, pausing to laugh. And this one didnt quite end on the right foot last year, so it would be cool to set the record straight.ŽCRASHFROM PAGE 1 ALLEN MOODY/STAFF Sebastien Bourdais also drives the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance races. JIM HAINES/INDYCAR PHOTODale Coyne, left, and Sebastien Bourdais at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. CHRIS OWENS/INDYCAR PHOTOSebastien Bourdais at St. Petersburg. JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTOSebastien Bourdais and Scott Dixon sail into the Turn 11 Hairpin during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.2.11%APY*15-Month CD SPECIALOpen Online:Great Rate!Easy to open. Member FDIC*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of the publication date. $1,000 minimum deposit to open and is required to earn stated APY. Penalty for early withdrawal. Highlands county only. Fees could reduce earnings.**#1 Bank in the U.S. in asset size category as named by ABA Banking Journal 2011, 2012 and Bank Director Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; and #1 Regional Bank as named by S&P Global Market Intelligence 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. 1-844-901-OZRK (6975) Superior Five Star Rating by BauerFinancial ’ eight years in a row** bankozarks.comadno=3574912 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year?Now Accepting New PatientsComplete range of skin services available including: OF 6 ) m C r t h 7 2 adno=3572226


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 IMSA, Lamborghini extend Super Trofeo dealWith a return to the site of the series “rst North American race set to open the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, of“cials from Squadra Corse and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced an extension of their partnership through the 2021 racing season. IMSA has sanctioned every Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race to date. The North American series began in 2013 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. IMSA is proud of the role it has played in helping Lamborghini and Squadra Corse build the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series into a premier one-make series on this continent,Ž said IMSA President Scott Atherton. With breathtaking race cars and close competition, Lamborghini Super Trofeo races have been popular with IMSA fans and competitors for the past “ve seasons. Through the extension of our partnership, we will continue to enjoy Lamborghini Super Trofeo content for the foreseeable future.Ž The Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America is one of four continental Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, joining similar series in Europe, Asia and Middle East. In 2018, which marks the 10th edition of Lamborghini Super Trofeo competition worldwide, the series will see the debut of the brand new Lamborghini Huracn Super Trofeo Evo race car. We are really proud about this partnership extension … said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Motorsport of Lamborghini IMSA is a prestigious partner for us, especially in strategic market like North America that gives us great satisfaction both in Motorsport and in series production.Ž The 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series will feature “ve North American rounds and 10 races, with two 50-minute races at each round. All “ve North American rounds will run as a companion to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018. At the end of each season, the top competitors from Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America face off against their counterparts in the Europe and Asia series at the World Final to crown a Lamborghini World Champion in each of four classes: Pro, Pro-Am, Am and Lamborghini Cup. The World Final is held at different venues around the world each year. This years will be at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy on November 15 to 18, which also hosted the World Final in its inaugural year in 2013. Other venues to host the World Final include Sepang (Malaysia, 2014), Sebring International Raceway (USA, 2015), Valencia (Spain, 2016) and Imola (Italy, 2017). The season “nale for each of the continental series also are held at the same venue as the world “nal. Every Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race is streamed live. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 orientation. We had to scramble a little bit to get James car ready because it wasnt scheduled to be going on track, so we had to do some quick “xes and get everything ready to go. It wasnt ideal because we didnt really do a seat “t for me in his car. Apart from the seat going in, everything was more get on with it, get the orientation done. We were actually a little pressed for time to get all the phases through in the time allocation we had.Ž Wickens said he agrees with the requirement to have rookies go through certain testing phases and its not the “rst time hes had to do it. I understand you have to take this place with a lot of respect,Ž he said. Not the “rst time in my career where you have to do a type of orientation like this. Might be a surprise to a lot of people, but to race at Nurburgring Nordschleife, its like a one-week course. You actually have to go around in a bus, get a lesson on every single corner by certi“ed instructors, you have to get a license to race there. This is no different. I get why they did it. You have to take precautions.Ž Wickens said it was actually harder to travel slower speeds than faster speeds in the car. Phase I was an interesting phase,Ž he said. More dif“cult than I thought to keep the car between 205 and 210. I thought the 210 to 215 phase was a really good phase to learn. When youre going that slow, youre not really taking the line, the car kind of just goes where it wants, youre kind of going too slowly. Once you got up to around the 215 mark, it started reacting, feeling balance issues with the car. Before youre more or less cruising around at a speed where the car is not happy, theyre set to be going 220, 225. We actually have a lot less downforce on the car than what we would be when were doing normal laps. It was kind of a bizarre feeling.Ž Wickens said hes looking forward to the entire spectacle that is the Indianapolis 500, which will be some thing new for him. I dont know what Ive gotten myself into to be honest,Ž he said. I never even attended the Indy 500 as a spectator before. Its just going to be an amazing month. Im just really looking forward to taking it all in.Ž Even though the race is still three weeks away, Wickens said people are getting into the Indy 500 spirit, which was amazing. Its so cool that the city of Indianapolis already embraces the race so much,Ž he said. Even in the neighborhood I just moved to, theres Indy 500 things on their front yards, IndyCar ”ags ”ying. Its something that Ive never experienced before. In DTM and Mercedes, it was a very popular championship in Germany, but outside of that it was not so much. To see Indiana embracing this race so much, its going to be a really special feeling.ŽINDYFROM PAGE 1 CHRIS JONES/INDYCAR PHOTOKyle Kaiser adjusts his gloves along pit lane during the Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. CHRIS JONES/INDYCAR PHOTOSaga Karam pulls onto the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTOMatt Leist sails through Turn 1 during the Rookie Orientation Program at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. CHRIS JONES/INDYCAR PHOTORobert Wickens waits along pit lane prior to starting the manufacturer test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.adno=3575940


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 PARIS, Tennessee „ Chris Zaldain knew what he wanted to do, he knew why he wanted to do it and he got the job done to the tune of a 24-pound, 3-ounce limit of bass that leads the “rst round of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia. A few days ago, I got some bad news about my moms (Rose) health, shes battling cancer,Ž said Zaldain of Laughlin, Nevada. The last few days have been rough, so I came into this event to win it for my mom. I really want a chance to go into Sunday and win this event. I feel like my career needs it. I feel like my family needs it.Ž Zaldain said hes “shing such a speci“c pattern that he couldnt divulge many details. However, he did note that a very speci“c integration of three distinct factors „ some habitat, others conditional „ were essential to his success. I practiced with one thing in my mind, pretty much one bait, one approach and it paid off big time today,Ž Zaldain said. The second day of practice, I caught almost 30 pounds, no joke. Kentucky Lake has got em. A lot of people are complaining about the Asian carp, but the bass still live here. You just have to “sh where the carp arent.Ž Noting that he “shed a purely prespawn pattern, Zaldain knew his day would be one of quality over quantity. His biggest was a 6-pounder, which made it to the Bassmaster blog feed with Zaldains handwritten dedication note to his mother. Im “shing for “ve bites,Ž Zaldain said. Im not going out there trying to catch as many as I can, Im just trying to catch “ve. Angles are everything to the way Im “shing. I watched people “sh through an area twice and I went in behind them and caught “sh.Ž The morning bite was key for Zaldain, who tanked his last keeper at 10 a.m. Looking ahead, hes con“dent that he could replicate his game plan again Saturday, the second of four competition days. If I keep doing what Im doing, Ill have a big bag,Ž he said. We have a weather change coming, so I may have to make a few adjustments, but its going to be more of the same. In fact, a few of my spots, I didnt even touch today.Ž While Zaldains game plan worked to perfection, Skeet Reeses didnt. The Elite pro from Auburn, California, had to scrap his original game plan when he found himself “shless at 8 a.m. Switching to waters he never visited in practice, Reese targeted an area where he threw reaction baits and intercepted “sh coming and going from a spawning area. His decision to change game plans led to a solid limit of 23-11, just 8 ounces behind the leader. In third, Alabamas Kelly Jaye picked off a “ve-bass limit weighing 22 pounds by throwing a custom colored Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait that he modi“ed with larger hooks for a faster sink rate in the 8-foot depths he targeted. Rounding out the Top 5 are reigning Bassmaster Classic champion Jordan Lee with 21-3 and Jason Christie with 20-13. Gerald Swindle of Guntersville and Chad Pipkens are tied for the $1,500 Phoenix Boats Big Bass Award with twin 7-pound, 7-ounce “sh.Zaldain takes early Bassmaster leadSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S. PHOTOChris Zaldain took the lead on the rst day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake presented by Abu Garcia, bringing 24 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales.Mitty wraps-up at Road AtlantaThe 41st HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty, which will go into the record books as one of the most competitive editions ever of the premier vintage and historic race at Road Atlanta, came to a successful conclusion this past Sunday with more than a dozen different race winners taking to the top step of victory lane. Among last Sundays feature races were dual one-hour B.R.M. Chronographes Endurance Challenge race that combined to crown four different overall and class winners. The day got underway with the B.R.M. Endurance Challenge for the Vintage classes that went green at 8:15 a.m. EDT. The 40-car “eld produced close competition throughout the race before the driving duo of Jamie Busby and Kevin Wheeler gradually built a lead they wouldnt lose in the closing stages of the race. Wheeler drove the winning KMW Motorsports 1970 No. 88 Porsche 914/6 across the “nish line to lead an all-Porsche podium. Mayo Smith “nished second in B.R.M. Vintage in his 1972 No. 10 Porsche 911 ST while Jim Hamblin was third in his 1968 No. 18 Porsche 911 ST. The B.R.M. Endurance Challenge race was crowded and competitive with three different classes sharing the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit for a full hour. The overall and Prototype Modern win went to John Reisman in his ex-Whelen Engineering 2010 No. 33 Coyote Corvette Daytona Prototype prepared by Hudson Historics. Rich Grupp was second overall and in Prototype Modern in the 1993 No. 20 Kudzu DG3-Mazda while Mirco Schultis was third in Prototype and overall in his 2009 No. 9 Oreca FLM09. The B.R.M. Historic Prototype class went to Jim Farley in his 1978 No. 198 Lola T298 prepared by RM Motorsports. Farley shared the class podium with the 2008 No. 78 Elan DP02 of Mark Brannon while John Harrold and guest co-driver John Whitbourn “nished third in Harrolds Team Mean No. 94 1979 Chevron B23/36. The B.R.M. GT Modern class win went to the familiar driver pairing of Linden Burnstein and Jonathon Ziegelman in Burnsteins KMW Motorsports 1997 No. 917 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. Paul Reisman, father of overall winner John Reisman, made it two Reismans on the podium with a second-place GTM “nish in his 2009 No. 75 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup prepped by Hudson Historics. Chris Ruppel completed the GTM podium in third place in his 2010 No. 119 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. The “nal day also featured the closing rounds of The Mitty weekends WeatherTech Sprint doubleheader races that produced several notable and repeat race winners. Competitors doubling up and sweeping both their respective Saturday and Sunday WeatherTech Sprint races included Doug Campbell in Group 2 (1964 No. 61 Ginetta G4), Lawrence Cooper in Group 3A (1971 No. 17 Datsun 240Z), Edward Sevadjian in Group 5 (1969 No. 86 Corvette), John Finger in Group 8 (2002 No. 33 Chevrolet Monte Carlo) and Jacek Mucha in Group 11 (2006 No. 0 Swift JMS-016P). Brannon also swept both Group 4 WeatherTech Sprints in his 1997 No. 7 Lola T97/20 Indy Lights car, picking up two more trophies to go along with his B.R.M. Historic Prototype runner-up “nish. WeatherTech Sprint Group 7 didnt see a repeat winner but instead produced two of the more unique victories of The Mitty weekend. Phil Daigrepont won Saturday in his Warsteiner-liviried 1978 No. 4 Toj SC 206 while 16-year-old Willis Woerheide stepped up to take class win on Sunday. Woerheides winning car was a 1975 Lola T332-based No. 7 Schkee Can-Am car nearly three times as old as its teenage driver at The Mitty. Both based on Formula 5000 Lola T332 race cars, Woerheides Schkee, which is crewed on in part by his parents Jon and Catherine, was the later and lighter sister of the Schkee DB1 that Tom Klausler drove to victory in the “rst second-generation Can-Am race at St. Jovite in 1977. Next up for HSR is the VIR Historics at Virginia International Raceway, June 1-3. Learn more at vir-historic-races/.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOKevin Wheeler drives the KMW Motorsports 1970 No. 88 Porsche 914/6 at Road Atlanta. Jordan Lee shes Kentucky Lake on Friday. Chris Zaldain on Kentucky Lake. 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The News Wire Sunday, May 6, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER WOMANS GRUESOME ROACHINEAR TALE GOES VIRALSee page 8. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. „ A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Floridas Cape Canaveral. It was the “rst interplanetary mission ever to depart from the West Coast, drawing pre-dawn crowds to fog-socked Vandenberg Air Force Base and rocket watchers down the California coast into Baja. This is a big day. Were going back to Mars!Ž NASAs new boss, Jim Bridenstine, said following liftoff. This is an extraordinary mission with a whole host of “rsts.Ž The spacecraft will take more than six months to get to Mars and start its unprecedented geologic excavations, traveling 300 million miles to get there. InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before „ nearly 16 feet, or 5 meters „ to take the planets temperature. It will also attempt to make the “rst measurements of marsquakes, using a high-tech seismometer placed directly on the Martian surface. Thats the real payoff of this whole mission and thats still lying ahead of us,Ž said the missions chief scientist, Bruce Banerdt of NASAs Jet Propulsion NASA launches spacecraft to Mars to dig down deepBy MARCIA DUNNAP AEROSPACE WRITERDALLAS „ Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Ri”e Association and urged them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun rights. Trump claimed that Democrats want to outlaw gunsŽ and said if the nation takes that drastic step, it might as well ban all vans and trucks because they are the new weapons for maniac terrorists.Ž We will never give up our freedom. We will live free and we will die free,Ž Trump said Friday as he tried to rally progun voters for the 2018 congressional elections. Weve got to do great in 18.Ž Activists energized by shootings at schools, churches and elsewhere are also focused on those elections. In the aftermath of the February school shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 dead and many more wounded, Trump had temporarily strayed from gun rights dogma. During a televised gun meeting with lawmakers in late February, he wagged his “nger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being afraid of the NRA,Ž declaring that he would stand up to the group and “nally get results in quelling gun violence. But he later backpedaled on that tough talk. He was clearly back in the fold at the NRAs annual convention, pledging that Americans Second Amendment right to bear arms will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president.Ž Trump brie”y referenced the Parkland shootings in his speech, saying that he mourned for the victims and Trump at NRA: He wont let right to bear arms be under siegeBy CATHERINE LUCEYASSOCIATED PRESSPAHOA, Hawaii „ Hundreds of anxious residents on the Big Island of Hawaii hunkered down Saturday for what could be weeks or months of upheaval as the dangers from an erupting Kilauea volcano continued to grow. Lava spurted from volcanic vents, toxic gas “lled the air and strong earthquakes „ including a magnitude 6.9 temblor on Friday „ rocked an already jittery population. The trifecta of natural threats forced the evacuation of more than 1,700 people from communities near the lava and prompted the closure of parks, college campuses and a section of the main road through the area on the Big Islands southern tip. Five structures have burned and thousands of customers brie”y lost power from one of the larger quakes. Tesha MirahŽ Montoya, 45, said toxic fumes escaping from the lava vents werent enough to make her family evacuate, but the tipping point were the earthquakes. I felt like the whole side Hawaiians brace for long upheaval as erupting Kilauea boilsBy CALEB JONES and AUDREY MCAVOYASSOCIATED PRESS ERUPTING | 2 MARS | 2 NRA | 3WASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump seems determined to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal next week, with U.S. of“cials suggesting that any initial diplomatic turbulence will be followed by negotiations for a new agreement. But Iran is ruling out new talks, calling the current agreement nonnegotiable.Ž And Americas European allies continue to back it, saying the deal has been essential to reining in Irans nuclear program. As U.S. allies and the government in Tehran question what might follow a U.S. withdrawal, the Trump administration remains focused on how it could toughen or replace the agreement to address issues such as Irans behavior in the Middle East „ including its “rm foothold in Syria and support for Hezbollah militants that threaten Israel „ and its continuing development of ballistic missiles. Trump hinted at his thinking Monday. While refusing to reveal what hell do by May 12, he repeated his belief the existing deal is a horrible agreement for the United States.Ž But, he added, That doesnt mean I wouldnt negotiate a new agreement.Ž Iranian President Hassan Rouhanis government says the U.S. is bullyingŽ his country. Iran has long claimed that the U.S. isnt fully complying with its side of the deal „ a requirement that world powers ease economic sanctions „ and that uncertainty about the agreements future has stymied investment. Let me make it absolutely clear once and for all: We will neither outsource our security, nor will we renegotiate or add on to a deal we have already implemented in good US looks beyond Iran nuclear-deal deadlineBy NICK WADHAMSBLOOMBERG NEWSIRAN | 3 PHOTOS PROVIDED BY BILL INGALLS/NASA VIA APThis image provided by NASA, InSight spacecraft launches onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket, Saturday, from Vandenber g Air Force Base, Calif. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to study the inner spaceŽ of Mars. In this photo released by NASA, the mobile service tower at SLC-3 is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with NASAs InSight spacecraft onboard, Friday. AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump gestures to the audience after speaking at the National Rie Association annual convention in Dallas, Friday. U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY VIA APThis Friday aerial image released by the U.S. Geological Survey, at 12:46 p.m. HST, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 South Flank of Kilauea earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing more than 1,500 people to ee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. AP PHOTOResidents from the lava aected areas of the Big Island hold a prayer before the start of a community meeting with local authorities at Pahoa High School, Friday in Pahoa, Hawaii.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunny with a t-storm Partly cloudyHIGH 86 LOW 6955% chance of rain 20% chance of rainMostly sunny and pleasant90 / 6615% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly sunny, a shower in the afternoon92 / 6555% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny91 / 675% chance of rain WEDNESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible91 / 6830% chance of rain FRIDAYIntervals of clouds and sunshine91 / 6710% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 7 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 380-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE768795948586Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.03Ž Month to date 0.03Ž Normal month to date 0.27Ž Year to date 4.35Ž Normal year to date 9.81Ž Record 1.96Ž (1978) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.12Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.00Ž Normal month to date 0.24Ž Year to date 2.51Ž Normal year to date 11.21Ž Record 1.96Ž (1986) High/Low 89/63 Normal High/Low 88/64 Record High 95 (2002) Record Low 50 (1971) High/Low 83/67 High/Low 88/66 Normal High/Low 84/65 Record High 92 (2003) Record Low 49 (1963)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 0.03 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 4.35 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 85 63 c 87 63 s Bradenton 84 71 t 86 68 s Clearwater 84 72 pc 87 69 s Coral Springs 88 72 pc 88 73 pc Daytona Beach 83 68 c 84 66 pc Fort Lauderdale 86 74 pc 87 73 pc Fort Myers 87 72 s 90 69 s Gainesville 89 62 c 90 61 s Jacksonville 88 63 c 85 63 sh Key Largo 84 74 pc 85 74 pc Key West 84 76 sh 84 75 s Lakeland 86 67 t 90 65 s Melbourne 88 72 c 86 71 pc Miami 86 71 pc 87 71 pc Naples 86 73 s 87 70 s Ocala 87 62 pc 89 59 s Okeechobee 87 68 c 87 67 pc Orlando 87 69 c 90 66 pc Panama City 82 62 pc 84 61 s Pensacola 86 63 s 87 64 s Pompano Beach 87 74 sh 86 74 pc St. Augustine 82 68 pc 82 66 pc St. Petersburg 85 71 t 89 70 s Sarasota 83 70 pc 86 67 s Tallahassee 89 62 c 91 60 s Tampa 85 72 pc 90 69 s Vero Beach 88 70 c 87 69 pc West Palm Beach 87 72 sh 85 72 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 7:00p 2:58a ----Mon. 12:02p 3:59a 8:08p 2:38p Today 9:51a 1:14a 5:37p 10:44a Mon. 10:39a 2:15a 6:45p 12:54p Today 3:43p 12:10a ----Mon. 4:43p 1:11a ----Today 7:32p 3:27a ----Mon. 12:34p 4:28a 8:40p 3:07p Today 3:52p ------Mon. 8:54a 12:54a 5:00p 11:33a S 7-14 1-3 Light NNW 8-16 1-2 LightFt. Myers 87/72 sun afternoon Punta Gorda 88/68 storms afternoon Sarasota 83/70 part cldy all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last May 7 New May 15 First May 21 Full May 29 Today 1:03 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Monday 1:46 a.m. 12:52 p.m. Today 6:46 a.m. 8:04 p.m. Monday 6:46 a.m. 8:05 p.m. Today 11:42a 5:30a ---5:54p Mon. 12:06a 6:20a 12:32p 6:43p Tue. 12:55a 7:07a 1:18p 7:30p Monterrey 84/61 Chihuahua 86/59 Los Angeles 81/58 Washington 71/56 New York 63/52 Miami 86/71 Atlanta 78/60 Detroit 74/43 Houston 87/62 Kansas City 81/51 Chicago 64/44 Minneapolis 75/54 El Paso 91/65 Denver 74/53 Billings 79/54 San Francisco 64/52 Seattle 72/53 Toronto 62/40 Montreal 58/40 Winnipeg 70/47 Ottawa 60/35 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: 05/6/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 85 59 pc 88 61 c Anchorage 45 34 sh 48 37 pc Atlanta 78 60 pc 80 60 s Baltimore 69 53 t 73 51 s Billings 79 54 pc 77 54 pc Birmingham 81 61 s 81 56 t Boise 84 52 pc 79 53 pc Boston 62 49 sh 57 44 pc Buffalo 68 38 sh 60 39 s Burlington, VT 59 41 sh 60 41 s Charleston, WV 69 51 r 70 52 pc Charlotte 82 57 pc 78 57 pc Chicago 64 44 sh 65 46 s Cincinnati 77 51 t 70 49 pc Cleveland 71 48 t 60 45 s Columbia, SC 88 60 pc 84 59 pc Columbus, OH 76 52 t 69 49 pc Concord, NH 65 45 r 65 37 pc Dallas 88 63 s 92 66 pc Denver 74 53 pc 80 50 c Des Moines 75 50 pc 75 52 s Detroit 74 43 sh 66 45 s Duluth 63 40 pc 75 49 s Fairbanks 53 32 pc 52 33 pc Fargo 74 45 pc 79 54 s Hartford 64 48 sh 69 42 s Helena 77 50 t 69 48 pc Honolulu 82 68 s 81 71 s Houston 87 62 s 91 64 pc Indianapolis 77 48 t 71 47 pc Jackson, MS 82 58 s 85 58 pc Kansas City 81 51 pc 77 53 s Knoxville 73 55 sh 75 55 pc Las Vegas 99 73 pc 99 73 s Los Angeles 81 58 pc 79 59 pc Louisville 80 58 t 74 54 pc Memphis 84 61 s 78 57 pc Milwaukee 58 42 c 62 46 s Minneapolis 75 54 s 80 56 s Montgomery 83 58 s 84 59 t Nashville 80 58 pc 73 56 t New Orleans 85 67 s 88 68 s New York City 63 52 sh 68 52 s Norfolk, VA 77 60 c 68 57 pc Oklahoma City 88 59 s 83 63 pc Omaha 79 49 pc 78 54 s Philadelphia 65 53 sh 71 46 s Phoenix 106 78 pc 104 75 s Pittsburgh 66 48 r 67 48 s Portland, ME 65 46 sh 59 39 pc Portland, OR 70 53 pc 76 54 s Providence 63 49 sh 64 42 s Raleigh 80 56 c 76 52 pc Salt Lake City 88 60 pc 82 56 pc St. Louis 79 51 c 75 52 s San Antonio 87 60 s 89 61 s San Diego 72 58 pc 70 58 pc San Francisco 64 52 pc 68 53 pc Seattle 72 53 pc 72 52 s Washington, DC 71 56 t 74 54 pc Amsterdam 75 52 s 75 54 s Baghdad 94 72 s 86 68 pc Beijing 83 52 s 85 52 pc Berlin 71 48 pc 76 50 s Buenos Aires 72 65 pc 75 64 pc Cairo 82 67 c 86 67 s Calgary 73 49 pc 68 45 c Cancun 88 67 pc 89 69 pc Dublin 66 46 pc 64 46 pc Edmonton 77 51 s 71 47 c Halifax 58 42 c 51 36 pc Kiev 73 54 pc 76 59 pc London 75 51 s 78 51 s Madrid 75 52 pc 76 56 t Mexico City 76 56 pc 74 55 pc Montreal 58 40 c 57 38 s Ottawa 60 35 c 58 35 s Paris 79 54 s 79 54 s Regina 78 50 s 77 48 pc Rio de Janeiro 82 69 pc 80 71 sh Rome 69 58 pc 71 58 t St. Johns 58 39 s 49 33 r San Juan 83 75 sh 85 75 pc Sydney 71 58 s 76 59 s Tokyo 78 65 pc 73 61 r Toronto 62 40 sh 59 38 s Vancouver 66 52 pc 63 49 s Winnipeg 70 47 s 82 48 sHigh ................... 101 at Thermal, CALow ......... 20 at Antero Reservoir, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)74On May 6, 1975, near Omaha, Neb., a tornado killed three people, injured 133 and caused $150 million in damage. Q: What is the record high temperature for the United States in May?A: 124 F at Salton, Calif., on May 27, 1896. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 86/69 87/68 88/69 88/69 88/68 88/68 86/67 87/67 88/68 85/72 84/71 83/73 83/70 87/72 87/68 88/68 88/69 88/68 88/69 87/67 88/68 87/66 86/67 85/71 87/68 81/71 83/70 83/70 88/68 84/69 83/70 86/67 83/70 84/72 82/73 86/72 86/71 86/69 FROM PAGE ONE/WEATHER Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Although fog prevented Banerdt from seeing the liftoff of the $1 billion U.S.-European mission, he heard the roar of the rocket and all the blaring car alarms it set off. It was just an incredible moment,Ž Banerdt told The Associated Press by phone. Despite the challenges still ahead, I think I can bask in a little bit of satisfaction and just feeling like we really accomplished something today.Ž Besides InSight, the United Launch Alliances Atlas V rocket gave a lift to a pair of mini test satellites, or CubeSats, that are trailing InSight to Mars to serve as a potential communication link. Nicknamed WALL-E and EVE from the 2008 animated movie, the twin briefcase-size spacecraft popped off the rockets upper stage in hot pursuit of InSight, as elated launch controllers applauded and shook hands following the mornings success. NASA hasnt put a spacecraft down on Mars since the Curiosity rover in 2012. The U.S., in fact, is the only country to successfully land and operate a spacecraft at Mars. Its tough, complicated stuff. Only about 40 percent of all missions to Mars from all countries „ orbiters and landers alike „ have proven successful over the decades. If all goes well, the three-legged InSight will descend by parachute and engine “rings onto a ”at equatorial region of Mars „ believed to be free of big, potentially dangerous rocks „ on Nov. 26. Once down, it will stay put, using a mechanical arm to place the science instruments on the surface. Banerdt said Mars is ideal for learning how the rocky planets of our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago. Unlike our active Earth, Mars hasnt been transformed by plate tectonics and other processes, he noted. InSight might also help explain why some planets „ like ours „ went on to develop life, while others did not. Over the course of two Earth years „ or one Martian year „ NASA expects InSights three main experiments to provide a true 3-D image of the interior of Mars. Scientists know Mars has an iron core and a crust, but beyond that, the inside is basically, completely unknown,Ž said Banerdt. The lander is equipped with a seismometer for measuring marsquakes, a self-hammering probe for burrowing beneath the surface, and a radio system for tracking the spacecrafts position and planets wobbly rotation, thereby revealing the size and composition of Mars core. InSight, for seismologists, will really be a piece of history, a new page of history,Ž said the Paris Institute of Earth Physics Philippe Lognonne, lead scientist of the InSight seismometer. Problems with the French-supplied seismometer kept InSight from launching two years ago. California was always part of the plan. NASA normally launches from Cape Canaveral, but decided to switch to California for InSight to take advantage of a shorter ”ight backlog. This was the “rst U.S. interplanetary mission to launch from somewhere other than Cape Canaveral. The fog ruined the view for those gathered at Vandenberg along the central California coast. But it was a marvelous sight farther south. The rockets bright orange ”ame was visible for some time as it arced upward across the dark sky west of greater Los Angeles. Not even two weeks on the job, NASAs new administrator, Bridenstine, observed the launch on monitors at space agency headquarters in Washington. I cant think of a better way to start my day!Ž Bridenstine tweeted. United Launch Alliances president, Tory Bruno, also took to Twitter to celebrate. Next stop: Mars.ŽMARSFROM PAGE 1 NASA/JPL-CALTECH VIA APThis illustration made available by NASA on March 29, shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft ying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. The MarCOs will be the rst CubeSats „ a kind of modular, mini-satellite „ own into deep space. Theyre designed to y along behind NASAs InSight lander on its cruise to Mars. of our hill was going to explode,Ž she said. The earthquake was what made us start running and start throwing guinea pigs and bunnies in the car.Ž Montoya, her husband and daughter dont know how long they will be away from the three-story octagonal house they built nearly 20 years ago from a patch of raw jungle.Ž My heart and souls there,Ž she said in a phone interview from a cabin on the north side of the Big Island, where the family had hunkered down. Im nothing without the land. Its part of my being.Ž Tina Neal, the scientist in charge of the U.S. Geological Surveys Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, warned distressed residents at a community meeting late Friday that eruptions could last longer than the ones from earlier this week, and earthquakes and aftershocks could continue for days, even weeks. Gary McMillan said his home is about 3,000 feet from one of the “ssures that is spewing lava and gas into Leilani Estates. He has remote cameras set up in his home and says that as of now his home is still intact. Hes living out of his van with his wife at the nearby community center and constantly thinks about the things they were forced to leave behind „ but understands why authorities are keeping residents out. The lava lake at Kilaueas summit crater dropped signi“cantly, suggesting the magma was moving eastward toward Puna, a mostly rural district of forests, papaya farms and lava “elds left by past eruptions. Of“cials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park evacuated all visitors and non-emergency staff. The quakes triggered rock slides on park trails and crater walls. Narrow “ssures appeared on the ground at a building overlooking the crater at Kilaueas summit. The University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College both closed campuses and a long stretch of Highway 130, one of the main arteries through Puna, was closed because of the threat of sulfuric gas. Leilani Estates, where lava was pushing through cracks in the earth, has about 1,700 residents and 770 homes. A nearby neighborhood, Lanipuna Gardens, which has a few dozen people, also was evacuated. Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 and is one of “ve volcanoes that make up the Big Island. Activity picked up earlier this week, indicating a possible new lava outbreak. The crater ”oor began to collapse Monday, triggering earthquakes and pushing the lava into new underground chambers. The collapse caused magma to push more than 10 miles downslope toward the populated southeast coastline. Residents have faced lava threats before. In 2014, lava burned a house and destroyed a cemetery near the town of Pahoa. Residents were worried it would cover the towns main road and cut off the community from the rest of the island, but the molten rock stalled. From 1990 through 1991, lava slowly overtook the town of Kalapana, burning homes and covering roads and gardens. Kilauea hasnt been the kind of volcano that shoots lava from its summit into the sky, causing widespread destruction. It tends to ooze lava from “ssures in its sides, which often gives residents at least a few hours warning before it reaches their property. In the uncertainty, however, some residents found comfort in the abiding beauty of the Big Island. Evacuees Todd Corrigan and his wife awoke to a beautiful sunrise Saturday in Puna after spending the night in their car at the shore. Paradise isnt always perfect,Ž he said, but its still beautiful.ŽERUPTINGFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOAfter being forced out of his home at the Leilani Estates due to a mandatory evacuation, Tim Sullivan, 61, sits in his pickup truck near a local shelter, Friday, in Pahoa, HI. The eruption took place about a block from Sullivans home. He and his wife spent the night at a nearby shelter and does not know when they will be able to return.


The Sun /Sunday, May 6, 2018 Page 3 JUTSFAROFFRUTHJOY ATOMCOOKIESYRIAAMI WATERCLOSETFIELDSNEE SHOALFIRESITWELL REMISSSIRSLOOPED PHYSICALTHERAPYBOATS BADSTATUEDANOEDU ENDSREMAPDWIELAN ADVANCEDPLACEMENTNEWS DADDYORAPLSUYEA EMMAVILLALANA AHAEMSALANINEPM POLITICALLYCORRECTLAB PELTTOMSONIAZOLA NAMTOWNWAFTEDRAS PUBLICSCHOOLILOVEYOU ISAIAHOATSRENATA LATCHESMRISEMOJI ABEANTEMERIDIEMRADIO FLAMEATYICANSOHINT SEMMYNASKYCAMANNAANSWERS to crossword ALMANAC Today is Sunday, May 6, the 126th day of 2018. There are 239 days left in the year. Today in history On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey; 35 of the 97 people on board were killed along with a crewman on the ground. On this date In 1527 unpaid troops loyal to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V attacked Rome, forcing Pope Clement VII to flee to safety; some scholars mark the ensuing sack of the city as the end of the Renaissance in Italy. In 1757 during the Seven Years War, Prussian troops under King Frederick II forced Austrian soldiers to retreat in the Battle of Prague. (Prussia then laid siege to Prague, but ultimately failed to take the city.) In 1889 the Paris Exposition formally opened, featuring the just-completed Eiffel Tower. In 1941 Josef Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov. Comedian Bob Hope did his first USO show before an audience of servicemen as he broadcast his radio program from March Field in Riverside, California. In 1942 during World War II, some 15,000 American and Filipino troops on Corregidor surrendered to Japanese forces. In 1954 medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3:59.4. Five years ago: Kidnap-rape victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing separately about a decade earlier while in their teens or early 20s, were rescued from a house just south of downtown Cleveland. (Their captor, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison in September 2013 at the beginning of a life sentence plus 1,000 years.) Todays birthdays Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is 87. Rock singer Bob Seger is 73. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 73. Actor Alan Dale is 71. Actor Ben Masters is 71. Actor Richard Cox is 70. Actor Gregg Henry is 66. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 65. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 63. Actress Julianne Phillips is 58. Actor-director George Clooney is 57. Model/TV personality Tiffany Coyne is 36. Bible verse And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.Ž „ 2 Chronicles 19:9. Many people of God need a dose of healthy respect for God. We must both love and revere Him. This is no contradiction. This is truth. STOCK ISLAND, Fla. (AP) „ A man who allegedly slapped the water near a group of mating manatees has found himself being slapped with a harassment charge. A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report identifies the culprit as Luis Miguel Perez, a 49-year-old fisherman in the Key West chain. The Miami Herald reports that Officer Glen Way used his phone to record the fisherman. Its illegal to poke, prod, pursue or feed manatees in Florida, and that includes giving them fresh water, splashing or making excessive noise. Mary Stella with the Dolphin Research Center says harassment is defined as anything that alters the animals natural behavior.Ž According to Mondays arrest report, there were 16 manatees in the group. The fisherman was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor. Its unclear whether he has a lawyer.ODD NEWS Splashing near mating manatees puts Florida man in hot waterFROM PAGE ONE/NATIONfaith,Ž Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a video posted on Twitter. While the May 12 deadline has been portrayed as a yes-or-no decision for Trump, its not that simple. Under a law passed by Congress, Trump has to determine periodically whether to continue waiving sanctions linked to transactions with Irans central bank. The 2015 deal required the U.S. to lift those sanctions. If they go back into effect, the U.S. will almost certainly be in violation of the agreement. One possible scenario is that Trump will declare hes backing out of the deal and reimposes sanctions, but leaves time before those sanctions take effect. Such a grace period would put new pressure on European allies to make new concessions toward “xing what the U.S. considers the deals biggest gaps. While Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hasnt promised a grace period, he said at his Senate con“rmation hearing in April that even after May 12 there is still much diplomatic work to be done.Ž Trumps long-term goal is a better deal, not con”ict, said Michael Singh, managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a former senior director for Middle East affairs under President George W. Bush. Even if we were to try to reimpose sanctions and ramp up pressure, ultimately the object of doing so would be to get them to the negotiating table to agree to more far-reaching steps,Ž Singh said. For weeks, U.S. negotiators have been meeting with allies France, the U.K. and Germany to reach a consensus on side agreements responding to U.S. concerns. They say theyve made progress on some elements but havent agreed on the sunset clausesŽ in the current deal under which many of the key provisions expire in coming years and Iran is allowed to start enriching uranium to high levels again. Despite Irans insistence that it wont negotiate a new agreement, the administration is betting that economic strains in the country, and the prospect of further isolation if the deal crumbles, will eventually force its leaders to the negotiating table. Thats viewed with intense by outsiders. They say Iran has no reason to agree to a tougher deal without concessions like those that led to the agreement, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in the “rst place. As for a future deal, U.S. of“cials were encouraged by a four-point proposal offered by French President Emmanuel Macron last week that echoed many of their demands. But Macron has argued that any new agreement be an add-on, not a replacement. In a call with Rouhani late last month, Macron and his Iranian counterpart agreed to work together to try to preserve the agreement. But Irans government website quoted Rouhani as saying Iran wont accept any additional restrictions and the deal is by no means negotiable.Ž At the same time, the European strategy appears to be to try to manage Trump „ possibly with some sort of additional measures „ while also coaxing Iran to stay in the nuclear deal as long as possible, perhaps until after 2020 when the U.S. may have a new president.IRANFROM PAGE 1 their familiesŽ and noting that he signed a spending bill that included provisions to strengthen the federal background check system for gun purchases as well as add money to improve school safety. He also repeated his strong support for letting highly trained teachers carry concealed weapons.Ž Trumps speech in Dallas was his fourth consecutive appearance at the NRAs annual convention. His gun comments were woven into a campaignstyle speech that touched on the Russia probe, the 2016 campaign, his efforts in North Korea and Iran and his “ght against illegal immigration. In strikingly personal criticism of members of Congress, he decried what he said were terribly weak immigration laws, declaring, We have laws that were written by people that truly could not love our country.Ž While the president veered wildly off topic at times „ speaking about entertainer Kanye Wests recent support and former Secretary of State John Kerrys bicycle accident three years ago „ he repeatedly returned to the message of the day: his support for the Second Amendment. Trump said some political advisers had told him attending the NRA convention might be controversial, but, You know what I said? Bye, bye, gotta get on the plane.Ž Trump has long enjoyed strong backing from the NRA, which spent about $30 million in support of his presidential campaign. He was introduced by Vice President Mike Pence, who pointed to his own support for gun rights and accused the news media of failing to tell the whole storyŽ that “rearms in the hands of law-abiding citizensŽ make communities safer. One of the Parkland student survivors, David Hogg, criticized Trumps appearance in advance. Its kind of hypocritical of him to go there after saying so many politicians bow to the NRA and are owned by them,Ž Hogg said. It proves that his heart and his wallet are in the same place.Ž Back in February, Trump had praised members of the gun lobby as great patriotsŽ but declared that doesnt mean we have to agree on everything. It doesnt make sense that I have to wait until Im 21 to get a handgun, but I can get this weapon at 18.Ž He was referring to the AR-15 the Parkland shooting suspect is accused of using. Those words rattled some Republicans in Congress and sparked hope among guncontrol advocates that, unlike after previous mass shootings, tougher regulations might be enacted. But after expressing interest in increasing the minimum age to purchase an assault weapon to 21, Trump later declared there was not much political supportŽ for that. He then pushed off the issue of age restrictions by assigning it to a commission. Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was shot outside a grocery store during a constituent gathering in 2011, said Trump had allowed his presidency to be hijacked by gun lobbyists and campaign dollars.Ž She said Trump had ignored the pleas of young people demanding safer gun laws.ŽNRAFROM PAGE 1 PARIS (AP) „ France is sternly rejecting U.S. President Donald Trumps argument that if Parisians had more guns they could have stopped the deadly 2015 extremist attacks on the French capital. French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian expressed his “rm disapprovalŽ of Trumps remarks and vigorously defended Frances gun controls. In a statement Saturday, Le Drian said gun violence statistics do not lead us to reconsider Frances choice on this issue.Ž Gun violence death rates are much higher in the U.S. Le Drian continued: Free circulation of weapons in society does not constitute a rampart against terrorist attacks, to the contrary, it can facilitate ... this type of attack.Ž Islamic State attackers killed 130 people in Paris Bataclan concert hall, cafes and the national stadium.France slams Trump for NRA remarks on guns and Paris attacksWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump is suggesting Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to get his facts straightŽ about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version. Trump on Friday chided Giuliani even while insisting were not changing any storiesŽ about the $130,000 settlement paid to Daniels to keep quiet about her allegations of a sexual encounter with Trump „ a tryst Trump has denied. Hours later, Giuliani backed away from his previous assertion that the Oct. 27 settlement had been made because Trump was in the stretch run of his campaign. The payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the presidents family,Ž Giuliani said in a statement. It would have been done in any event, whether he was a candidate or not.Ž A day earlier, Giuliani had told Fox News: Imagine if that came out on October 15, 2016, in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton.Ž Trump said Giuliani was a great guy but he just started a day agoŽ on the defense team, and the former New York mayor was still learning the subject matter.Ž Giuliani disclosed this week that Trump knew about the payment to Daniels made by Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the president repaid Cohen. Giuliani insisted Trump didnt know the speci“cs of Cohens arrangement with Daniels until recently, and he told Fox & FriendsŽ on Thursday that the president was unaware of all the details until maybe 10 days ago.Ž Giuliani told The New York Times that Trump had repaid Cohen $35,000 a month out of his personal family accountŽ after the campaign was over. He said Cohen received $460,000 or $470,000 in all for expenses related to Trump. While Giuliani suggested Trump knew something about the payments, even as a monthly retainer, Trump had told reporters on Air Force One last month that he hadnt known about a settlement with Daniels. Trumps irritation was plain Friday when reporters reminded him of his previous denial. He blasted the media for focusing on crapŽ stories such as the Daniels matter and the special counsels investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The president claimed that virtually everythingŽ reported about the payments has been wrong. He declined to elaborate. It was the Trump teams own missteps that yielded another day of headlines about Daniels. In his statement, Giuliani said his previous references to timing were not describing my understanding of the presidents knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters.Ž He didnt elaborate on that either. Giulianis statement correcting himself came just a day after he said, You wont see daylight between me and the president.Ž The about-face came amid concern in the White House that Giulianis comments could leave the president legally vulnerable. Giuliani repeated his belief that the payment did not constitute a campaign “nance violation. But legal experts have said the new information raises questions, including whether the money represented repayment of an undisclosed loan or could be seen as reimbursement for a campaign expenditure. Either could be legally problematic. The episode also revived worries in Trumps inner circle about Giuliani, who enjoys the media limelight and has a tendency to go off script. He had been widely expected to join Trumps administration but was passed over for secretary of state, the position he badly wanted. His whirlwind press tour this week bewildered West Wing aides, who were cut out of the decisionmaking process when Giuliani “rst revealed that Trump, who often boasts about signing his own checks, had some knowledge about the payment to Daniels. No debt to Cohen was listed on Trumps personal “nancial disclosure form, which was certi“ed on June 16, 2017. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is seeking to be released from a nondisclosure deal she signed in the days before the 2016 election to keep her from talking about a 2006 sexual encounter she said she had with Trump. She has also “led defamation suits against Cohen and Trump. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted Friday that Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Trump are making it up as they go along.Ž He added: How stupid do they think all of us are?Ž Trump is facing mounting legal threats from the Cohen-Daniels situation and the special counsels investigation of possible Russian coordination with the Trump presidential campaign. Cohen is facing a criminal investigation in New York, and FBI agents raided his home and of“ce several weeks ago seeking records about the Daniels nondisclosure agreement. Trump has been playing down his relationship with Cohen but did acknowledge last week that Cohen represented him in the crazy Stormy Daniels deal.ŽTrump chides Giuliani to get his facts straight on StormyBy JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEYASSOCIATED PRESS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 WORLD NEWSMOSCOW „ Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president protested Saturday in scores of cities across the country „ and police responded by reportedly arresting nearly 1,600 of them. Among those arrested was protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putins most prominent foe. Police seized Navalny by the arms and legs and carried the thrashing activist from Moscows Pushkin Square, where thousands were gathered for an unauthorized protest. Police also used batons against protesters who chanted Putin is a thief!Ž and Russia will be free!Ž Demonstrations under the slogan He is not our czarŽ took place throughout the country, from Yakutsk in the far northeast to St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad on the fringes of Europe. The protests demonstrated that Navalnys opposition, although considered beleaguered by Russian of“cials and largely ignored by state-controlled television, has sizeable support in much of the country. I think that Putin isnt worthy of leading this country. He has been doing it for 18 years and has done nothing good for it,Ž said Moscow demonstrator Dmitry Nikitenko. He should leave for good.Ž OVD-Info, an organization that monitors political repression, said late Saturday that 1,599 people had been detained at demonstrations in 26 Russian cities. It said 702 were arrested in Moscow alone, and another 232 in St. Petersburg. Moscow police said about 300 people were detained in the capital, state news agencies said, and there was no of“cial countrywide tally. Let my son go!Ž Iraida Nikolaeva screamed, running after police in Moscow when they detained her son. He did not do anything! Are you a human or not? Do you live in Russia or not?Ž Navalny was to be charged with disobeying police, an offense that carries a sentence of up to 15 days, news reports said, though when he would face a judge was not immediately clear. Navalny has served several multi-week stretches in jail on similar charges. In St. Petersburg, police blocked off a stretch of Nevsky Prospekt as a crowd of about 1,000 marched along the renowned avenue. Video showed some demonstrators being detained. Putin is to be inaugurated for a new six-year term on Monday after winning re-election in March with 77 percent of the vote. Navalny had hoped to challenge him on the ballot but was blocked because of a felony conviction in a case that supporters regard as falsi“ed in order to marginalize him. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert criticized the actions of the Russian police. The United States condemns #Russias detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters and calls for their immediate release. Leaders who are secure in their own legitimacy dont arrest their peaceful opponents for protesting,Ž she tweeted. Navalny has called nationwide demonstrations several times in the past year, and their turnout has rattled the Kremlin. Saturdays protests attracted crowds of hundreds in cities that are far remote from Moscow, challenging authorities contention that Navalny and other opposition “gures appeal only to a small, largely urban elite.Nearly 1600 reported arrested in Russian anti-Putin protestsBy JIM HEINTZASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOProtesters shout anti-government slogans holding small posters reading Russia is us!, and Im over it at a demonstration against President Vladimir Putin in Pushkin Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday. Russians angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as the countrys president demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday. Police arrested hundreds, including protest organizer Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is Putins most prominent foe.MEXICO CITY „ Washingtons ambassador to Mexico left the country Saturday for retirement after a 30-year career with the State Department, ending a twoyear stint in the post during a time of tricky relations between the two countries. The U.S. Embassy said in a statement that Roberta Jacobson and her husband departed Mexico on a commercial ”ight to the United States. Representing the #USA in Mexico was the job of my life. Thank you to this beautiful country and its people. I predict a prosperous future for Mexico,Ž Jacobson tweeted in Spanish. Today I believe even more in the strength of the Mexico-U.S. relationship,Ž she added. Jacobson, who announced her retirement in March, previously served in a number of posts focused on the Americas, including assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs. She was sworn in as the United States “rst female ambassador to Mexico on May 5, 2016, following a nearly yearlong delay in her Senate con“rmation due to her role in representing the Obama administration in negotiations on restoring diplomatic with Cuba. During her tenure in Mexico, relations with the United States were often tense amid President Donald Trumps tough stance on migration and trade and his vows to build a border wall and force Mexico to pay for it, something that President Enrique Pena Nietos government has forcefully rejected. However the ambassador was seen as well-liked by Mexicans, and observers credit her with steering clear of the noise coming from both sides and quietly focusing on what could be achieved in the bilateral relationship. Jacobson was also known for speaking out on issues close to her, such as violence against women and killings of journalists in the country. She marched twice in Mexico Citys Pride Parade, and last September she accompanied U.S. rescuers who came to the capital to assist in searching for victims of a deadly earthquake. The U.S. Embassy posted a video montage on YouTube showing Jacobson traveling around Mexico with family, trying on a lucha libreŽ wrestling mask, speaking with young Mexicans, posing with actor Diego Luna and ceremonially breaking ground this year on a nearly $1 billion embassy complex under construction. My time in Mexico was brief,Ž she acknowledged in the video, promising to return as soon as possible: This is not a goodbye, but rather until the next time.ŽUS ambassador to Mexico departs, ends 30-year State careerBy PETER ORSIASSOCIATED PRESS WARSAW, Poland „ Rescuers have located a third miner out of seven who went missing after an earthquake struck a coal mine Saturday in southern Poland, a mining of“cial said. Two were rescued earlier with non-life threatening injuries. Daniel Ozon, head of the Jastrzebie Coal Company, said they can see the third miner and have contact with him, but they still need to reach him. Four miners have yet to be located. More than 200 rescuers and support teams were working through the rubble and pumping air to the search area to “nd the missing miners, Ozon said. The rescue operation was launched at 11:25 a.m. Saturday after a temblor occurred at the Zo“owka coal mine, said Katarzyna Jablonska-Bajer of the coal company. The mine is located in the southern town of Jastrzebie-Zdroj near Polands border with the Czech Republic. Jablonska-Bajer said four miners were quickly brought to the surface but contact was lost with seven others who were 2,950 feet underground, preparing a new corridor for extraction work. Polands State Mining Authority said the temblor had a magnitude of 3.4, while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre pegged it at 4.3. TVN24 said the quake was also felt on the surface and shook some houses. There has never been such a powerful quake at the mine,Ž Jablonska-Bajer said. High methane levels in the mine delayed rescuers from trying to reach the accident site for several hours. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who arrived at the mine Saturday night, said the rescuers were working non-stop and using the best equipment to reach the missing miners but they were running into blocks of rubble. We are doing everything to save the miners,Ž he told reporters. Miners relatives gathered in front of the mine Saturday waiting for the latest information, while the families of the missing were brought into the building. Coal mining is a major industry in Poland. Coal remains the main source of energy and heating in the country but Poland is taking some steps to shift toward renewable, cleaner sources of energy. The Main Statistical Of“ce said some 65.8 million metric tons of coal were extracted last year in Poland, some 4.8 million tons less than in 2016. Many of Polands mines are dangerous, with methane gas that has led to a number of deadly explosions and cave-ins. So far this year, four miners have been killed at different coal mines, according to the State Mining Authority. In 2016, eight miners were killed in a cave-in at the Rudna mine in Polkowice and methane explosions killed “ve miners at the MyslowiceWesola mine in 2014.Rescue workers in Poland located 3rd coal miner, 4 missingBy MONIKA SCISLOWSKAASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOAn ambulance arriving after a tremor at the Zoowka coal mine in JastrzebieZdroj in southern Poland, on Saturday. Seven miners went missing after the strongest ever tremor at the mine. Two of them were found hours later conscious but hurt, while rescuers continued their search for the other four missing miners. Hamas: 6 militants killed in blast, media says accident Dutch police shoot, arrest man after 3 stabbed Catalan separatists want to re-elect fugitive ex-leader 9 found dead in back of truck in MexicoGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) „ The militant Islamic group Hamas that rules Gaza says six of its members have been killed in an explosion. It says the blast occurred Saturday night in the central Gaza Strip. Gaza media reported the explosion was a work accident,Ž meaning the militants were killed when explosives they were dealing with went off. Earlier, a group of Palestinians breached the border fence with Israel and brie”y entered its territory. It came a day after Palestinians staged a sixth weekly mass protest on the border. The protests are part of a campaign organized by Hamas that is aimed in part at breaking a decade-old blockade imposed since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. Since late March, 40 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army “re. THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) „ Dutch police shot and arrested a man known for confused behaviorŽ after three people were stabbed Saturday in the center of The Hague. Police imposed a wide perimeter around the scene close to the citys main train station as the three victims were taken to the hospital. The Hague police said the suspect was shot in the legs and was known for confused behavior,Ž allaying fears that it might have been an extremist attack on a key day for the Dutch. He was being treated in a hospital and police said at this moment, there are no indications that there is more at play.Ž All across the Netherlands on Saturday over 1 million people congregated in cities and villages to remember the nations liberation from German occupation at the end of World War II. BERLIN (AP) „ Lawmakers from Catalonias leading separatist party say they will try to re-elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as the president of the region despite the expected prohibition by Spanish courts. Puigdemont met Saturday with members of his Together for Catalonia coalition in Berlin, where he is awaiting extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds in organizing an unauthorized referendum last year on Catalonias independence. A coalition spokesman says they will try to elect Puigdemont by May 14. If a president is not sworn in by May 22 a new election will be triggered. Separatist lawmakers laws Friday to allow Catalonias president to be sworn in without being present. Spanish courts have blocked past efforts by Catalan separatists to continue their secession push. MEXICO CITY (AP) „ Mexican authorities say nine men have been found murdered in the back of a small cargo truck in the southern state of Guerrero. State prosecutors say in a statement that the men were apparently kidnapped Thursday and reported missing the following night. The truck was discovered Saturday morning along a highway between the state capital, Chilpancingo, and the city of Tixtla. Prosecutors say the men lived in Tixtla and Chilpancingo and used the vehicle to sell possibly ill-gotten food products. Guerrero has one of the highest homicide rates of Mexicos 31 states plus the capital district. It is home to opium poppy plantations and splintered gangs at war with each other for control of the drug trade and extortion rackets. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD


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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS FLOWER POWER 2 by Myles Mellor 1. AJEV LQL VJD FSKAQXF OENQFKSL HET VK VJD HMXXT NKHD? TKM JEL OD EV ESKD! 2. N YCTYXH ORUXHV NYYHNTHG BHGRVNVROH. QHT PTRHWG, VQH INJH, BCTBCTHG: N YHUWF PUT FUCT VQUCJQVI?Ž 3. BJ K OTNY IDFKJNBO FDFYJN, NLY ZIYNNS ZKJAS AKBQ ND NLY QKBAS, FS CYKTNS, VY VYIY FBJN ND CY!Ž 4. NSQSBOI UMIG KSBAN USBS RSJJMWR MWJE O AIOTS ROTS. JE NEIQS MJ, JKSD KOG OW MGSO JE HOII MW O JKMBG VOBJDO HMIOWJBEVMNJ 1. What did the glowing marigold say to the sunny rose? You had me at aloe! 2. A purple violet appeared meditative. Her friend, the sage, murmured: A peony for your thoughts?Ž 3. In a cute romantic moment, the pretty pansy said to the daisy, my beauty, we were mint to be!Ž 4. Several wild herbs were getting into a blame game. To solve it, they had an idea to call in a third partya cilantropist. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Youre trying to make things better. True, sometimes this starts with a complaint. The classy way is not to voice it. Ponder it a while instead. Observe more closely. Try to see into the heart of the issue. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If people are wondering what youre going to say, youre in a good position. You have their attention. You can check o the rst step. And if what you say surprises, delights or intrigues them further, youre golden. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To be loyal is to be supportive when you agree and voice your opinion when you dont. If you were disloyal, youd just leave. But instead, you speak your mind. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you know youre shooting for an unlikely outcome, its great to have fun with the process. The more unlikely it is, the more fun you should have, otherwise whats in it for you? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You invest in your interactions. You want to get it right, but more than that, you want to make a connection „ nothing weighty or weird, just enough to produce that spark that lets people know they are seen and important in this world. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The way most people deal with noise is by making more noise. After all, one must be louder to be heard over the cacophony, right? Better yet, attempt a form of communication that denitely speaks beyond what sound waves can carry. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For today, the best order of things will be the order in which they naturally need to ha pp en. The best time to do thin g s will be when they are necessary. You dont need to fret, only to get building. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Youre doing quite a lot on your list, crossing things o, if not actually, then at least mentally. But why not actually? Until you write down this plan, it wont be ocial. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What is standing in the way of being able to guarantee an excellent outcome? Ponder how you might take dominion over or eliminate some of the factors that are out of your control. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When the pond is muddy, you cant clear the water by stirring it. Its inaction that allows things to return to the clear. Sometimes you just have to wait for things to settle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are actions and patterns that were ne for you in the past but youre not willing to repeat. Dont waste time judging who you were. Accept that youre on to something dierent, and enjoy yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you had to choose either fear of failure or fear of fear, youd choose the rst one any day. Bottom line: Winners fail more times. Success depends on getting used to the fear of failure and doing the thing anyway. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (May 6). New freedoms abound! Youve stopped agreeing to be who people want you to be. You have other plans. Youre empowered to do it your way, explore and declare new preferences, and nd your unique oering to the world. Instead of you doing all the bending and changing, the world will mold to what you present. Aries and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 18, 30, 22 and 17.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, May 6, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married man. Im also a part of my churchs worship team and at the church three times a week. Two ladies are active in the church almost as much as I am. Every time Im there its a good bet Ill see at least one of them. Im ashamed to admit this, but I have lustful feelings for them. I would never act on my feelings, but I would like to get rid of them. Leaving the church is not an option. „ EMBARRASSED IN KANSAS DEAR EMBARRASSED: You seem like a very nice person. Lust is part of the human condition. It has been around since before the Old Testament was written. Instead of feeling guilty, perhaps its time to accept that you are human. Rather than quietly suer embarrassment, it may help to discuss your feelings privately with your clergyperson. It wont be the rst time he or she has heard something like this, trust me. Sometimes simply verbalizing uncomfortable feelings can make them diminish or go away entirely. DEAR ABBY: A coworker reached out to me and we started talking. He asked me on a date, and weve been ocial for about a month now. Hes beyond amazing, but theres a problem. He cant express his feelings to me, or to anyone for that matter. Hes very insecure because he used to be overweight. He hasnt been in a relationship in forever. I know hes serious about us. Im slowly falling for him, and I want it to work out. Is there anything I can do to help him get comfortable with opening up to me? „ FALLING FOR HIM DEAR FALLING: Yes. Start by remembering the two of you have been ocialŽ for only one MONTH, and relationships „ like trust „ have to evolve. Do not push him to make a commitment or declare his undying love. If you are patient, as your relationship develops, he may become more open about expressing his feelings to you. Give him time, and because workplace romances are sometimes frowned upon, give him space. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this year. What is typical or acceptable in preparing for the celebration? We have a 48-year-old son who has NEVER remembered dates, especially our wedding anniversaries, so I dont expect that hell plan anything in our honor. I love my wife so much I just cant let our 50th slide by without a celebration. Would it be appropriate for me to take the lead? I feel weird setting up a party to honor myself. „ SAD IN COLORADO DEAR SAD: It is not uncommon for couples to plan and host their own anniversary parties. If you would like to celebrate your 50th surrounded by friends and family, you are free to take the initiative and do so. Or spend the money taking your bride on a cruise or other trip of a lifetime.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: To maintain a clean and odor-free closet, rst you must organize it well. Keep clothing o the oor. Declutter it frequently. Vacuum and dust it regularly. If you have a window in the closet or near it, open it to get a bit of fresh air owing into or through the closet. One other major hint: Never place stinky or dirty garments in the closet. Take these steps as well: 1.To help control smells inside your closet, hang a sock or two lled with activated charcoal, which you can purchase at a pet store. Or put out several bowls lled with baking soda. 2.If the closet has a musty smell that could be created by moisture, check closely to nd the source. Then point a fan into the closet to dry it out or use a dehumidier. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My boys play baseball and proudly wear their teams caps, and my husband alwa y s p uts on his favorite cap. They get so dirty. How can I get them clean? „ Tammy from Texas Dear Tammy: Yes, those sports caps get tons of use during the summer, and they do get dirty and sweaty. If you have wool or vintage caps, they should be taken to a dry cleaner, but heres how to clean cotton baseball caps: Put the baseball caps on the top rack of the dishwasher, and wash them alone, without any dishes. Attach them with clothespins or use those special cap forms that can be placed inside the dishwasher. You also can clean the bill and cap by hand-washing with a mild liquid detergent. After cleaning, allow the cap to airdry. „ Heloise Dear Readers: When you are shopping at local supermarkets, always check the products you are purchasing to be sure that they are fresh and safe to buy. Stores provide product-dating labels. Pay attention to them. Here are some of the common labels and exactly what they mean. „ Sell by or pull date means that is the last day an item should be sold. After this, it should be removed from the grocery shelf. „ Expiration date is the last day that the items should be eaten. „ Freshness date indicates how long freshness is guaranteed. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I purchased a big bag of onions, and now I need some new ideas on how to use them up. I know that you have a great hint for me. „ Melissa from Kansas Dear Melissa: Oh, I do. Make homemade fried onion rings, which are so yummy and crunchy. These will be good as an appetizer or with a burger. You can make them really quickly. Slice onions into rings. Use a prepared pancake mix as the batter. Follow directions that are on the package. Dip onion rings in the batter and then deep fry. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are setting up your rst pantry or going to buy a lot of canned goods on sale, use these hints to make the canned goods last longer and stay fresher. Do not store canned goods in the basement close to a furnace or steam pipes. Never put canned goods in the garage or on a porch where the temperatures will be too hot or too cold. Fluctuating temperatures will negatively aect the quality of canned goods. So its best that you store them in a pantry or cupboard that is away from the kitchen stove. „ HeloiseDedicated churchgoer, married man seeks strength against lustDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 NATIONAL NEWS ST. PETERSBURG „ Those screams you hear? Theyre the collective sounds of primal anguish after reading a Florida womans account of waking up with a palmetto bug in her ear. (Thats the polite name for a ”ying cockroach, for those of you not acquainted with the reviled Sunshine State insects.) Katie Holleys gruesome experience happened in the early morning hours of April 14. Soon after, her sister-in-law „ who works as an editor for Self Magazine „ asked her to pen an essay. She did, in frightening, gut-churning detail thats made thousands of people across the nation wonder if they should sleep with earplugs. Never thought Id be known for such a ridiculous thing lol,Ž she tweeted to a reporter on Thursday. It should be noted that Holley has an extremely positive attitude and healthy sense of humor about an episode that would send many into a spiral of anxiety, including this reporter. I need therapy for a lot of reasons, but this experience blows all of those other reasons out of the water,Ž Holley wrote. Holley, who is 29 and works as a sales and marketing manager in Melbourne on the states east coast, has lived in Florida since 1995. Which means shes seen her fair share of palmetto bugs, which are brown, ubiquitous, and can grow to an inch-and-a-half long or more. It doesnt matter how clean your home is „ its almost a given that every building has one or more. And they come out at night. When I woke up with this weird feeling, I didnt know what it was. But 30 seconds later, stumbling to the bathroom, I knew,Ž she said. I knew there was something in my ear.Ž (Dear Reader, just stop now if youre squeamish. Really.) Holleys next several hours were the stuff of horror movies. She gingerly put a cotton swab in her ear and “shed out two legs. Her husband located the thickest part of the roach that was visibleŽ and tried to extract it, to no avail. (Seriously, it gets worse.) The bug wriggled in her ear on the trip to the hospital. As the doctor administered the Lidocaine, the roach began to ƒ react. Feeling a roach in the throes of death, lodged in a very sensitive part of your body, is unlike anything I can adequately explain,Ž she wrote. A doctor removed three chunks „ but that wasnt the end of the ordeal. (Youve been warned.) Nine days later, Holley still had lingering discomfort and hearing loss, so she went to her family doctor. My physician proceeded to remove the leg and ”ush my ear again, only to examine it and see even more remnants. She ended up pulling out six more pieces of the roachs carcass „ nine days after the incident took place.Ž (Deep breath.) Heres the bad news. This may be upsetting to many people, but its a pretty common thing,Ž said Dr. David Wein, chief of emergency medicine at Tampa General Hospital, who added that the hospital gets a dozen or so cases a year. There are probably not a lot of preventative things you can do. In Florida its really hard, because we all have bugs in our house, no matter how many times you spray.Ž In fact, Holley said, she and her husband had hired an exterminator about a week before the incident. I think its one of those freak things, unfortunately,Ž she said. It happened to me, so its probably not going to happen to you.ŽWomans gruesome roach-in-ear tale goes viralBy TAMARA LUSHASSOCIATED PRESS KATIE HOLLEY VIA APThis undated photo made available by Katie Holley shows the head of a cockroach. Holley woke up in the early morning hours of April 14, to feel something crawling in her ear. After trying to extract a cockroach that had lodged in her ear, Holley had to seek medical attention three times before the whole cockroach was removed. She later wrote about the horric story in Self Magazine. This undated photo sele shows Katie Holley. Police: Puerto Rican woman slain at Florida motel Young otter thrives after being rescued Police: Man electrocuted while adding camera to roof Homeless man charged in Keys fireKISSIMMEE (AP) „ Authorities say a woman who ”ed Hurricane Marias devastation in Puerto Rico has been slain at a Florida motel. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Kissimmee Police said in a charging af“davit that 43-year-old Maria Santiago-Burgos was shot three times Thursday in front of her mother and two children. Police say 38-year-old Leumas Moraza was held without bond on charges of domestic homicide and aggravated assault. According to the police, Moraza and SantiagoBurgos were acquaintances who reconnected in January after she arrived in central Florida, where he lived. Moraza moved in with Santiago-Burgos about a month ago. Police said he shot her during an argument. Osceola County jail records didnt show whether Moraza had an attorney. ORANGE PARK (AP) „ A bewildered and frightened baby otter that took refuge in a Florida womans garage is thriving. The Florida TimesUnion reported Friday that Daisy had taken refuge in the garage of the Orange Park woman who called Clay County Animal Service for help. Clay Humane veterinarian Kali Gennette says Daisy might not have survived if she hadnt been found. Daisy was dehydrated and undernourished. She also had a tiny cut to an ear and super“cial scratches on her paws. ORMOND BEACH (AP) „ Police say a Florida man was electrocuted while attaching a camera to a metal pole on the roof of a house. In a Daytona Beach News-Journal report, Ormond Beach Police of“cials identi“ed the victim as 58-year-old William Spear of Mount Dora. Police said Spear was inspecting the roof Friday and attaching the camera to the pole when the pole touched some power lines. Spear was pronounced dead at a hospital. BIG PINE KEY (AP) „ Authorities say a homeless man has been arrested for starting a “re in a shopping cart that grew into a brush “re in the Florida Keys. In a statement Saturday morning, Monroe County Sheriffs Of“ce spokesman Adam Linhardt said 49-yearold Wynn Edgar Messenger was charged with malicious land burning and failure to control or report a dangerous “re. Linhardt said the “re Friday night prompted evacuations on Big Pine Key before the ”ames were extinguished. He said Messenger admitted starting the “re in a shopping cart in the woods where he lives. Messenger was held on $10,000 bond. | HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEBut Daisy perked up after being given ”uids and diluted formula at the clinic and was transferred to the Wildlife Rescue Coalition of Northeast Florida. Daisy will be vaccinated as a precaution. WASHINGTON „ A frail Sen. John McCain has been receiving a stream of visitors and good wishes at his Arizona ranch as he confronts the aftermath of brain cancer treatment and surgery. Former Vice President Joe Biden sat with McCain for 90 minutes last Sunday, according to people close to both men. Biden followed McCains closest friends, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and retired Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who visited McCain at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix two weeks ago. McCains daughter, Meghan, tweeted Friday that she was heading to her fathers side. Going home to Arizona to be with my family,Ž she tweeted. Thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding and compassion during this time. It means the world to me and my entire family.Ž McCain, 81, had hoped to return to the Senate, where hes served since 1987. He has been unable to do so after cancer treatment and surgery for an intestinal infection last month. Despite that, hes “nished work on a new book being released May 22, The Restless Wave.Ž And he continued to advocate for a return to the days when partisans could disagree without demonizing each other. Id like to see us recover our sense that were more alike than different,Ž McCain said in audio excerpts from his book reported by National Public Radio. McCain has ampli“ed his call for more civil politics since his diagnosis in July with glioblastoma. It is the same rare and aggressive brain cancer that felled his friend, Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, at age 77 in 2009, and Bidens son Beau at 46 in 2015. McCain hasnt been seen in public since December, just before he was hospitalized for a viral infection at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland. He then returned home to Arizona to recover, do physical therapy and continue cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic. On December 17, his of“ce issued a news release saying he was looking forward to returning to Washington in January. McCain did not return. He has primarily been staying at his family retreat south of Sedona, Arizona, a sprawling and secluded ranch house along treelined Oak Creek where he loves to have family gatherings and barbecue for friends. His daughter, Meghan, was married there in November to Ben Domenech, publisher of the online political and cultural magazine The Federalist. The senator has been known to lead nature tours featuring his extensive knowledge of dozens of species of birds on the property. McCains family and staff have kept news of his condition and treatment private, with his of“ce routinely saying it has no new information to share. In mid-April, it was announced that he had been hospitalized for intestinal surgery needed to stem an infection related to diverticulitis, a condition where the colon develops small bulges that can sometimes become infected. At weeks end, McCain was recuperating, eating well and enjoying the ranch at full bloom, according to a person close to him. The visits by Graham and Lieberman were con“rmed to The Associated Press by people knowledgeable about the meetings, but who spoke on condition of anonymity to respect the familys privacy. His wife, Cindy McCain, tweeted April 23 that he had been released from the hospital, but no of“cial word came from his Senate of“ce.McCain gets visits from friends, family after surgeryBy LAURIE KELLMAN, ALAN FRAM and BOB CHRISTIEASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOIn this Oct. 16, 2017, le photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. „ Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt ”at have determined the tracks tell the story of a group of Ice Age hunters stalking a giant sloth. Park naturalist David Bustos says the series of tracks and adult and childrens footprints found at White Sands National Monument shows someone followed a now-extinct giant ground sloth, purposely stepping in their tracks as they did so. The team studying the fossil prints detailed its “ndings in the latest edition of the journal Science Advances, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports. The publication has drawn attention to White Sands „ home to the worlds largest “eld of white gypsum sand dunes „ as members of New Mexicos congressional delegation push to raise the monuments pro“le by turning it into a national park. White Sands contains a sizeable collection of fossilized tracks, including saber-toothed cats and wooly mammoths. Its unclear why ancient humans would have stalked the sloth, said team member Matthew Bennett, a professor of environmental and geographical sciences at Bournemouth University in England. The creature „ at 7 to 8 feet tall with long arms and sharp claws „ had a distinct advantage in close-quarter encounters. Adolescent exuberance? Possible but unlikely,Ž Bennett said. We see interesting circles of sloth tracks in these stalked trackways which we call ”ailing circles. These record the rise of the sloth on its hind legs and the swing of its forelegs presumably in a defensive motion.Ž But scientists said there are more human tracks a safe distance away, telling them this was a community action. Bennett believes the tracks show the sloth was turning and swinging at the stalker. We also see human tracks on tiptoes approach these circles; was this someone approaching with stealth to deliver a killer blow while the sloth was being distracted? We believe so,Ž Bennett said. There is a great deal more to learn in the years to come, such as when this episode of hunters and hunted took place, said team member Vince Santucci, the National Park Services senior paleontologist. The Ice Age ended about 11,700 years ago, and the fossil record of ground sloths indicates they were extinct by this time. At White Sands, the scientists used an approach called relative dating to estimate a minimum age for the fossils. Since the footprints are contemporaneous with animals that died out by the end of the Pleistocene, relative dating tells us those footprints are at least 11,700 years old, or older,Ž Santucci said.Scientists say fossilized footprints tell tale of sloth huntTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE VIA APThis undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows a human print inside a large sloth track at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on the New Mexico salt at have determined the tracks tell the story of a group of Ice Age hunters stalking a giant sloth.


This home is located at 3007 Hawks Landing Circle in Sebring. It is priced for $578,500 and is listed with The ReedFerry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Privacy abounds in this serene, wooded two acre lake front setting in the gated community of Hawks Landing Preserve. Decorative wrought iron fencing offers a secure area for pets while professional landscaping with specimen ”owering plantings and fruit trees give the yard a peaceful tropical feel. The wall of pocketing sliding glass doors in the living room allows for the ultimate view of the pool area, lake and outdoor features. This home has two indoor living areas, both open to the kitchen for easy entertaining. The rooms feature high ceilings, built-ins, custom lighting and ceiling fans. Both are open to the lanai and have Lake front home in Hawks LandingSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3007 Hawks Landing Circle, Sebring From U.S. 27, turn onto Sparta Road. Turn right onto Schlosser Road. The Hawks Landing gated entrance is on the left. After entering through the gate, take the first right onto Hawks Landing Circle and follow around to next right. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is located at 3007 Hawks Landing Circle in Sebring. It is priced for $578,500 and is listed with The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.REED | 7This home is at 2700 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $510,000 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Propertied Group. This extraordinary home with luxury, casual elegance and versatility, has 5,558 air-conditioned square feet and offers a split ”oor plan with two master suites. When entering this home, you will step into a grand 36 by 24 formal living and dining room, with 14-foot arched impact proof windows overlooking a beautiful golf course view. Step out the French doors opening onto the spacious lanai and pool area, which has a built-in grill and bar for entertaining and overlooks the golf course. The kitchen offers generous cabinets with pull-out shelves, Thermador gas stove, built in microwave, two wall ovens, Corian counter tops and butlers pantry. The large breakfast bar has room for Beautiful home in Golf HammockSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2700 Lost Ball Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn right onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn left onto Bogey Boulevard. Bear left onto Lost Ball Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2700 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $510,000 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hat haway HomeServices Florida Propertied Group.DEYOUNG | 8This home is at 118 Brentwood Drive North in Lake Placid. It is priced for $187,900 and is listed with Laura Shirley with Re/Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. This totally updated home in the beautiful community of Tomoka Heights, a 55-plus gated residential community, is gorgeous. The home has had the kitchen completely replaced with wood cabinets and granite counter tops. The roof was replaced in 2016 and the HVAC was replaced approximately in 2011 and it has been completely replumbed. The windows throughout the home were replaced and it is very energy ef“cient. You will say wowŽ when you walk through the front door of this home. The open ”oor plan has wonderful views of the great room and family room. There is gorgeous bamboo ”ooring in the great Lovely home in Tomoka HeightsSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS118 Brentwood Drive North in Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Tomoka Boulevard North, just north of Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Turn left onto Brentwood Drive North. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 118 Brentwood Drive North in Lake Placid. It is priced for $187,900 and is listed with Laura Shirley with Re/Ma x Realty Plus II in Lake Placid.SHIRLEY | 8 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, May 6, 2018


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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 www.highlandsnewssun.com7 decorating mistakes everyone makes in their living roomWhen entering a meticulously designed living room, we feel it right away: the perfect proportions giving the space a certain grandeur, the plush seating drawing us in, each well-appointed seat suggesting long lazy afternoons spent without having to leave the living roomƒ Just like a beautifully directed movie, a well-decorated living room is at once engaging and impressive, but its also familiar and safe. Trying to replicate this attention to detail in our own homes, though, is another challenge. As much as we try to replicate the feelings weve experienced in certain rooms (that weve visited and loved), theres usually something thats just off. Interior designers spend their lives studying the little details that make a room perfect. And sometimes, what is wrong in our own living rooms can be as simple as a painting hung too high or a lack of eye-level lamps. To shed some light on the most common living room decorating mistakes that may be plaguing our spaces, we asked a stylist, an interior designer and a residential architect to share the decorating mistakes they frequently notice in living rooms everywhere. The living room of your dreams may not be so out of reach „ simply “x these mistakes, and then enjoy your new and improved space. MISTAKE 1: SELECTING THE WRONG SOFA Designers agree: A great living room starts with a great sofa. So often I come into a house and the owners have good taste, but they already have a sofa that they want to work with,Ž explains stylist and TV host Emily Henderson. They dont want to replace it because its not that old and they dont mind it. Ive had to break the news over and over that with a sofa like that, they would never get the room they want,Ž says Henderson. David John Dick of DISC Interiors agrees, We hear time and time again from our clients how the sofa they purchased in the past was not comfortable or was too big (or too small) for the room. In living rooms, a good sofa is key to comfort, but its also central to how a room feels and looks. Our tip for getting it right is to pay attention to sofa seat height (a low seat is hard to get in and out of) and to draw a furniture ”oor plan before purchasing. Buying on impulse is great for accessories and side tables, but never for a sofa, as it can be a very costly mistake.Ž To avoid choosing the wrong sofa, stick to something simple,Ž adds Henderson. No one loves a simple sofa more than me because they are so easy to style.Ž She recommends paying particular attention to the quality of the fabric and the timelessness of the shape. Henderson recommends staying away from overly ornate details like curved legs, winged arms, tufts, and nailheads. MISTAKE 2: FALLING INTO THE SHOWROOM LOOK Another mistake that plagues living rooms everywhere, according to New York-based architect Elizabeth Roberts, is the showroom feel.Ž (In other words, a room that looks like its all been purchased from the same store.) Its important to us to mix new and vintage elements in order to create an interesting, eclectic, and individualized room,Ž she says. DISC Interiors agrees: We love the patina of vintage furniture, especially paired with modern upholstery.Ž To avoid feeling like youre in a store, Roberts also recommends leaving adequate room in the budget for lighting, textiles, and accessories after large items are selected. The small pieces are what add personality,Ž says Roberts. We also prefer to light the living room with low lighting instead of overhead light. Floor lamps and table lamps are best for living rooms,Ž she says. MISTAKE 3: BUYING A RUG THATS TOO SMALL For Henderson, one of the main offenders in living room decorating is the poorly sized rug. America has been suffering for too long from small rug syndrome,Ž she says. I see it virtually every day, and it pains me „ especially when it can be so easily avoided.Ž Huge rugs can be expensive and can feel like such a scary commitment, but according to the stylist, its one of the most important aspects of a room. Living rooms almost always need at least an 8-by-10-foot (if not a 9-by-12-foot) rug. Unless you have a tiny living room, stay away from anything under 6-by-9feet. A 4-by-6-foot rug might be “ne next to a bed, in a kitchen, or in an entrance, but it will assuredly not work in your living room,Ž advises Henderson. MISTAKE 4: POORLY PLANNING YOUR LAYOUT While it may be tempting to push a sofa against a wall facing the TV stand and call it a day, Roberts reminds us that there is more involved in planning a great living room layout. Its important to consider and create conversation groupings, especially if the room is long and narrow like many townhouses and lofts,Ž she says. Its also very important to consider views from major seating elements. In a large open room, its nice to be able to sit on a favorite piece while addressing the rest of the room. In a small room, its important to consider necessary window views. In a room with a “replace, its often dif“cult to know where to put the TV „ large TV cabinets are cumbersome and dont fool many. My favorite solution is a projector that projects onto the white wall above the mantel,Ž says Roberts. MISTAKE 5: HANGING ART INCORRECTLY Art hung the wrong way on a wall is like a character in a movie wearing a really bad wig,Ž Henderson says, its just kinda hard not to see it, and you wish so bad you could just rip it off, knowing that everything would be so much better without it. It doesnt ruin your experience, but its just terribly distracting.Ž While some agree that art should be hung at eye level, the stylist stresses that this doesnt apply in every case. Yes, the art should be at eye level, but not if your ceilings are really low and not if you are really tall,Ž she says. If the wall were cut up vertically into four sections (going from bottom to top), think of the art being in the third quadrant (counting from the ”oor),Ž says Henderson. MISTAKE 6: MAKING IT TOO PRECIOUS TO LIVE IN While the days of unused sitting roomsŽ and plastic-wrapped furniture are long gone, Roberts still insists on paying special attention to making your living room “ts the conveniences of everyday living. Select textiles and rugs that can take the wear and tear of everyday living,Ž she recommends. Roberts says, There are some great outdoor fabrics that were using indoors that dogs and kids cannot destroy. Its important to select rugs that will wear well. Beware of the seductive silk rug. Wool is a much better rug for a family. Make sure that theres adequate storage in the living room to contain all of the items that we like to have around: toys (if you have children), books, remotes, and a junk drawer. Its always helpful!Ž MISTAKE 7: NOT MIXING PERIODS AND STYLES Dick says, Often times people feel boxed in and limited by the architecture of their home and select furniture based on the homes architecture and time period. Our solution is to mix furniture styles with the style of architecture.Ž In one Georgia home, the design “rm merged contemporary furniture with traditional crown molding, Moroccan antique rugs, African beaded benches, and contemporary art. We love to recover and rework vintage pieces and mix them with custom sofas so the living room feels timeless and approachable,Ž he adds. Roberts has one indispensable trick for combining periods and styles: When mixing new and vintage elements, pay attention to furniture heights, as traditional furniture is typically higher than modern pieces.ŽBy GABRIELLE SAVOIEDOMAINE METRO CREWATIVE IMAGESA great living room starts with a great sofa. METRO CREATIVE IMAGESHuge rugs can be expensive and can feel like such a scary commitment, but according to the stylist, its one of the most import ant aspects of a room. GOLF HAMMOCK $219,900Move-in ready 3BR/2BA/2+Golf Cart Gar home w/ fabulous golf course view. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a congressional overreaction to the “nancial crisis of 2008-9, and a process of amelioration is underway. Under the proposed Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, certain provisions of Dodd-Frank would not apply to mortgage lenders whose assets total less than $10 billion „ which includes most lenders „ provided that the loans are retained by their originators rather than sold.Documentation requirements prior to Dodd-FrankIn the decade prior to the “nancial crisis, documentation requirements evolved from full doc for every borrower to a range of requirements, from full doc to no doc. The less complete the documentation, the higher the price of the mortgage and the larger the required down payment and credit score. These three poles of the underwriting system were ”exible in the sense that a good score on one could offset a poor score on another. This sensible market-based system worked well until the housing bubble emerged in the early years of this century, when large numbers of borrowers elected less than full documentation so that they could exaggerate their incomes and purchase more costly houses. Many lenders accommodated them by relaxing their standards and reducing their surveillance. When the bubble burst in 2006, mortgage defaults and foreclosures rose to levels not seen since the 1930s.The Dodd-Frank ResponseDodd-Frank introduced the concept of quali“ed mortgages,Ž which were mortgages that carried low-risk features and provided the lenders making them a safe harborŽ from potential liability if things went wrong. Quali“ed mortgages could not have interest-only or negative amortization features, for example, and had to be fully documented. Full documentation, furthermore, was an absolute requirement in the sense that weak documentation could not be offset by good credit or a large down payment. A major consequence of this rigid rule on documentation is that lenders who offer only quali“ed loans reject self-employed loan applicants who cannot document their income adequately. Such applicants are rejected even if their credit is pristine and they are putting 20 percent down or more.Proposal to relax the ruleUnder the proposed legislation, applicable to lenders with less than $10 billion of assets, quali“ed mortgages retain most of the required low-risk features stipulated in Dodd-Frank, but full documentation is no longer required. As I read it, these lenders will once again be able to adjust their documentation requirements to other features of the transaction. In my view, this elimination of excessive rigidity in documentation rules is as it should be, but excluding the largest lenders makes no sense. The rationale, if there is one, seems to be that relaxing the documentation rule allows “rms to take more risk, and since the failure of a very large lender is a systemic threat while the failure of a small “rm is not, the privilege should not be granted to the very largest “rms. The fallacy of that argument is that “rms viewed as systemically important are subject to special regulatory oversight by the Federal Reserve, the focus of which is their overall risk exposure. The Fed does not need Congress making risk-based rules for speci“c parts of a lenders portfolio.Limitation on mortgage salesThe other unwarranted restriction in the proposed legislation is that the lenders who take advantage of the more ”exible documentation requirements lose the safe harbor if they sell the mortgage. The premise underlying this restriction is that lenders who retain loans in their portfolios will exercise greater prudence in assessing the quali“cations of borrowers because they take the loss when borrowers default, rather than passing it along to those who buy the mortgage. It is true that virtually all the sub-prime mortgages originated during the go-go years preceding the “nancial crisis were securitized. Defaultimposed losses were borne by the security holders, and by originators who were caught with unsaleable loans when markets collapsed. But portfolio lenders who retained the mortgages they originated also suffered major losses on loans they later regretted having made. The most toxic of all the mortgages that prospered during the go-go years, the option ARM that allowed negative amortization, was a portfolio product that was retained by the “rm that originated them. The correct lesson from that recent history is that market euphoria arising from persistent increases in home prices affects permanent and temporary lenders in the same way. They read the same news and attend the same conventions. In a normal market, there is zero reason to believe that the standards imposed by those who buy mortgages from originators are any less strict than those who originate for their own portfolios. Conclusion: A regulation that makes a mortgage less valuable if it is sold is a step in the wrong direction. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left Dodd-Frank: Are portfolio lenders more cautious?Jack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON „ The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined slightly this week, after a steady rise for most of April that pushed the rate to its highest level in more than four years. With the spring buying season underway, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages slipped to 4.55 percent from 4.58 percent last week. By contrast, the benchmark rate averaged 4.02 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans ticked up to 4.03 percent from 4.02 percent last week. Despite higher borrowing costs and home prices, demand for home purchases has grown in the spring buying season as the economic outlook has continued to improve and bolstered consumer con“dence. First-time homebuyers accounted for 46 percent of mortgage loans taken out from January through April, up from 43 percent in the “rst four months of last year, according to Freddie Macs data. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The fees on 30-year and 15-year “xed-rate mortgages were unchanged from last week at 0.5 point and 0.4 point, respectively. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 3.69 percent from 3.74 percent last week. The fee remained at 0.3 percent.US key mortgage rate declines slightly to 4.55 percentThe Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this April 23 le photo, a sold sign is displayed the front yard of this gated home in Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, May 3, Freddie Mac reports on the weeks average U.S. mortgage rates. Black is back! It has long been a staple on the runway and is making a bold and sustained comeback in home decor. Why black? Black is often considered to be a luxurious color that also blends well with other colors and can also serve as a great foundation color. In other words, black is a neutral color that can be easily used as either a main color or as accents in a space. When looking to incorporate the color black into your home, here are some basic dos and donts.DOConsider the color black for some of your primary furnishings such as coffee tables, sofas or chairs. Consider using black as an accent wall color. It may be a bold choice, but paired with a contrast color such as white, it can be classic and timeless. Incorporate black into your space through artwork. Mix black with contrast colors such as white, taupe or light gray. Experiment with materials such as velvet, faux fur or textured wallpaper.DONTBlend different shades of black. Unlike other colors, the shade of black used should be consistent throughout a space. Otherwise the color may appear faded or worn. Overdo it. Less is often more. Instead of having a room dominated by the color black, which can appear harsh or even gloomy, consider using black as an accent. Be afraid to use black in accent elements such as toss pillows, throws and even picture frames. Mix black with darker shades of blue such as indigo. The colors tend to look similar and will prevent the black from standing out front and center. Ignore “nishes such as steel or dark metals as a way to use black, especially if your style is industrial chic. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with of“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at info@ or visit her website atcathyhobbs. com.The dos and donts of using black in your decorDESIGN RECIPESCATHY HOBBS METRO CREATIVE IMAGESBlack is a neutral color that can be easily used as either a main color or as accents in a space. Humans are naturally drawn to curves. They represent our own bodies and give us a sense of comfort and security. But people dont generally think about curves when it comes to pulling a room together. At the heart of all design are the concepts of space, line, form (derived from line), light, color, texture and pattern. A comfortable and balanced space has a sense of harmony, contrast and unity. And what form is often lacking? The curve. If youre ready to take the plunge or at least think about your spaces in a curvy new way, here are a few ideas to re”ect on. 1. THEY CAN BE WELCOMING Even in a commercial space, curves can make a small of“ce lobby more interesting and friendly. A curved sofa, round chandelier and curved desk soften the hard and grid-like patterned tiled ”oor and serve as a counterpoint to the drama of the dark walls washed by recessed lights. When welcoming visitors, whether into a reception area in an of“ce or in our home, people should be able to sit down and feel at ease. The curving arms of a side chair play off of stripes, and relaxed, slightly metallic window drapes break up a longer wall. 2. THEY SOOTHE THE SENSES Think about using textures and of course, curves, in ways that dont ordinarily leap into the forefront of your mind. Soft and hard “nishes, grass wallpaper, natural materials and the fun of striped fabric can give a room a comfyŽ feel. 3. HARMONIOUS PLACEMENT Use round objects with linear ones. Strong horizontal lines are balanced by curves. 4. STRIKING A BALANCE If youre planning any construction, consider ways to add some really spectacular curve into your space. Even wood can be turned from straight to curved. 5. SURPRISE THE EYE Kitchens are another place where curves can be incorporated but are often overlooked. These are rooms “lled with those strong horizontal lines. 6. MOVE THE EYE If youve been lucky enough to inherit some furniture that you actually like and its curvy, that can be the springboard for curves in a room. Unless you live in a yurt, dome or igloo, we all live in square or rectangular boxes. Take form into consideration. Whatever your personal style, instead of sticking with straight line, straight line, straight line, take a look around. Embrace those curves.6 ways curves can create balance and intrigue in home decorBy LINDA ZOFFERNEWS & OBSERVER METRO CREATIVE IMAGESPeople dont generally think about curves when it comes to pulling a room together.adno=3571933 Local & Trusted Since 1988863-382-3662 863-465-3352 EF0000229Enhanced Features€ Real-Time Alerts + Arming/Disarming with Cell Phone € 7Ž Touch Screen € Blue Tooth € Built-In Camera € Built-In Glassbreak € Z-Wave Plus € Secure Transmitters € WI-FI/LTE Cellular Communication No Telephone Needed CALL FOR DETAILS$99 &TdSi CENTRAL SECURITY & ELECTRONICSOur Basic Security Package JUST GOT EVEN BETTER!


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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 a fabulous view of the pool and lake beyond. The kitchen is truly a chefs dream with its new upgraded stainless steel appliances including a “ve-burner gas stove, separate microwave and convection ovens, cherry cabinets, upgraded granite, a wet bar with sink and mini fridge and breakfast bar. There is a spacious breakfast nook for casual dining as well as a dining room with a beautiful chandelier for more formal entertaining. The pavered lanai is expansive and boasts a generously sized covered area as well as a heated pool and spa. The summer kitchen is perfect for outdoor entertaining. The view is fantastic overlooking the rear fenced yard and lake. A boat or jet ski can be launched from the dock. The owners retreat has sliding glass doors to the lanai and boasts two walk-in closets with California Closet Systems. The spa-like bath features his-andher vanities, a private water closet with bidet, a tankless water heater, a fantastic glassed shower enclosure and jetted tub. The shower and tub are surrounded by a private garden atrium. Adjacent to the owners retreat is a large of“ce with built-in book shelves. Three more bedrooms and two baths adjoin a second large privacy garden. A powder room works as both a guest bath and opens to the pool area. Additional features of the home include 20-foot ceilings in the living area, double tray ceilings with accent paint, abundance of recessed lighting, marble ”ooring throughout, “replace with marble accents and adjoining built-in cabinets with heavy glass shelving, laundry room with abundant cabinets and counters tops, front loading washer, dryer and a chest freezer, an oversized three-car garage with newly “nished epoxy ”ooring and an irrigation well. Nothing in this beautiful custom-built home has been left to chance. It has so many upgrades and the attention to detail is evident in every feature of this immaculate home. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Helen Ferry at 863-381-1089 or Kim Reed at 863-381-6575.REEDFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe pavered lanai is expansive and boasts a generously sized covered area as well as a heated pool and spa and summer kitchen. Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors adno=3567477 211 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Call Today 863-414-6570 Rona Port Realtor Call Today 863-414-1450 Elease DeYoung Realtor Florida Properties Group PROPERTIES ARE SELLING...I CAN SELL YOURS TOO!SEND ME YOUR LISTINGS!! This 2 BD, 1 BA completely furnished condo is in The Bluffs, a very active Adult Community. Monthly HOA fees include lawn care, water, garbage, cable, exterior insurance, all activities at community center. This is a bank approved short sale. $59,000THE BLUFFS, 6750 USS 27 N, K-22 MLS#247419 Relax on your open front porch overlooking Lake Jackson in this well maintained home with original hardwood floors, updated kitchen, large separate dining room, bathrooms with beautiful vintage tile. Effective year built of this 1958 home is actually equal to a home built in 2000. Boathouse and dock is shared by owners of one home and vacant lot. All furniture negotiable. Property for sale as is inspections welcome. $319,9003270 LAKEVIEW DR. MLS#246046 4200 VANTAGE CIR. SebringSingle family home 2BD 2BA 1CG, family room, screen porch. Two small pets allowed, Clubhouse, Heated Pool. HMO fee is only $225 a Quart.DIR: US 27 to West on Thunderbird Rd. to Left on Vantage Trace, Left on Vantage Cir.OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2:00 TO 4:30 3 Residential Lots in Spring Lake $5,500 eachadno=3568668 MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € MAY 6TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! SEBRING VILLAGE MAY 6th€ 1-3PM1032 Contour Street SebringSB2234 (2/2)$18,500Kim Strasser (574)532-8023 TODAYMAY 6th € 1-3PM627 Colby Street SebringSB2122 (2/2)$26,300Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAY$23,0002/2 split floor plan, wood laminate floors & vinyl throughout, Airy screened lanai w/covered porch. Golf Cart Garage. Mature landscape, quiet neighborhood. Motivated Seller. SB2180 Reggie Maxon (863)808-1706LARGE 2BR-GREAT CONDITION $39,5002/2 home Completely and beautifully furnished, totally turn key, Beautiful Golf course community, Quite Street, immaculately kept home, Newer flooring, Large shed, Extra-large closets, Large screened in lanai, double covered drive, beautifully landscaped, Golf Cart included SB2177Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675BEAUTIFUL UPDATED HOME BEST GOLF COURSE VIEWS $46,9003/2 home, Over Sized one car garage and is fully insulated, Newer AC and Roof. Private Rear Florida Room, patio, Double driveway and carport. Move in condition. Will not last at this price. Call for your personal showing.SB2154 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOVELY GARAGE HOME ON PERIMETER LOT $13,9002/1 Decorated & Furnished Superbly. Fully Equipped Kitchen w/Granite Counter, Gas Self Cleaning Range. Cozy Windowed Lanai W/ Separate Screened Fla Room. Laundry & Storage area in the home. SB2036 Parrish McGee (772) 925-2851CHARMING 6 MONTH HOME 20,0001/1 home has an open floor plan and has thermo pane windows. New carpet in the 11 X 12 living room and bedroom, also new laminate in the kitchen. The inside wall, driveway, walkway entrance and 13 X 20 carport are newly painted. Plenty of cabinets and storage throughout. The 16 X 17 Addition is a great place to relax.SB2223The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339VERY NICE PARK MODEL WITH ADDITION $29,9002/2 home is being sold fully furnished equipped with a BBQ grill. Light, bright with living room, kitchen, dining room open floor plan. Has a breakfast bar, pantry, inside laundry room. Side lanai is perfect to start or end your day. Park is close to shopping, restaurants, golf and more. SB2123Amy Slane (863) 450-3336CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS $37,8002/2 Beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, huge breakfast bar, French door refrigerator and more. nicely done open concept furnished home. washer and dryer, king size master bedroom. top grade wood laminate, AC lanai. New roof 2017, large carport, oversized one car garage. 2013 golf cart included. SB2238 Orla Or Don Cox (785)304-6471OPEN CONCEPT WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS $34,5002/2 turnkey furnished home comes equipped with newer kitchen appliances and a pantry. Both baths have been nicely updated and have low flush raised toilets. The bar frig is included. This home is ideal for snow birds or retirement living.SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (785)304-6471UPDATED HOME $32,0002/2 home is located on perimeter lot. Large rooms, kitchen has island open to Dining Room, has a wet bar, perfect for entertaining, relax and unwind on the side lanai. Master suite is like your own little spa retreat. Home is being sold furnished, inside and is move in ready. A Must-See Home. SB2222Kim Strasser (574) 532-8023SPACIOUS UPDATED HOME ON PERIMETER LOT $39,9003/2 Tanglewoods Most popular floor plan, recently painted interior, double carport, new kitchen flooring, open, split floor plan, large eat in kitchen with loads of cabinets. Extra Large Windowed Lanai, priced to sell. Needs new AC SB2246 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SPACIOUS HOME IN BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD $104,003/2 home plus den. Fully furnished. Large 23-30 ft carport with oversized golf cart shed. Stop and see this one of a kind home. 2 refrigerators, walk in closets. Many amenities to include Pickle Ball. NEW ROOF IN 2016, NEW AC IN 2014 WITH 5 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR. NEW DISHWASHER IN 2016. SB2168Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT TRIPLE WITH GORGEOUS VIEW $57,5002/ with Den. Also has large carport and nice 1 car garage. Roof is Approx. 5 years old. This home is fully furnished. Florida Room has glass and screen with frontage to water. Close to all Amenities. A Golf Cart is included. I would love to show you this home. Come see a truly great buy.SB2129 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340ON THE WATER! FRANCIS TODAYSB2167 (2/1) $35,000The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339SUNDAY, MAY 6TH € 1-3PM 8050 VON MAXCY SEBRING BUTTONWOOD BAY TODAYSB2242 (2/2) $99,000Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751SUNDAY, MAY 6TH € 1-3PM 557 SWAN DR. SEBRING adno=3560511


C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 several bar stools, plus a breakfast room. The family room, and breakfast room, have sliding glass doors opening onto the spacious lanai and pool, and overlooks the golf course. This side of the home offers a pool table area off the kitchen, storage area and second laundry room. A spacious guest bedroom suite is off the family room, with a large walk-in closet and other storage. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, bathtub, large vanity and glass sliding doors out to the pool. This would make a perfect mother-in-law suite. The master bedroom suite is 22 by 18 with a built-in wall unit with a “replace, large walk-in closet and a spa bathroom. The walk-in shower is spacious and the jetted tub is great for soaking. This is a private suite located to the right of the formal living at the south end of the home. The lanai has a large hot tub and the pool table stays with the home. The two bedrooms are both 21 by 17 and have their own private bath. This home offers “ve bedrooms, “ve baths, and of“ce and two laundry rooms. One bedroom is being used as a movie room now. The split ”oor plan of this home offers three bedrooms and three baths on the south side of the formal living room and the north side has the of“ce, movie room/bedroom, guest bedroom suite, kitchen, breakfast room, family room, two bathrooms and a billiard room with a nice pool table will stay in the home. This home is two lots equal to .73 of a an acre and is located in the wonderful Golf Hammock Golf Course community and only a few minutes to restaurants, shopping and great lakes for water sports. For more information, call DeYoung at 863-414-1450.DEYOUNGFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOFrench doors open onto a spacious lanai and pool area, which has a built-in grill and bar for entertaining and overlooks the golf course. This extraordinary home with luxury, casual elegance and versatility, has 5,558 air-conditioned square feet and oers a split oor plan with two master, dining room and bedrooms with tile in the other areas. Beautiful windows are in the family room, breakfast nook and kitchen, which allows for tons of natural light, bringing the outdoors indoors. This is a two-bedroom, two-bath split ”oor plan home, but there is a bonus room through the garage under air, which would be perfect as an additional guest room/ of“ce/hobby room or man cave.Ž This home is spotless and shows like a dream. Home owners association fees are only $96 per month, which includes maintaining all common areas including club house, pool, tennis court, lakeside pavilion, boat ramp, dock, driving range and gated security. For more information, call Shirley at 863-441-4742 or email PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe home has gorgeous bamboo ooring in the grea t room, dining room and bedrooms with tile in the other areas. adno=3567479 Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB O MM ER CI AL & M OR E BOLD & BEAUTIFUL!adno=3559645 Home Solution Lenders, Inc. Make New Memories Home is where the best memories are made. Let us show you the way! adno=3574742


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 www.highlandsnewssun.comAs my much younger clients lament over the decision of a counter top material, I love to share my memories of a time, not so long ago, when most of us had one choice in counter top for the kitchen and that was laminate. If you were lucky, you had more than one color to choose from. Most of us were doomed to GE Textolite White SpungoldŽ (usually paired with a lovely suite of Harvest Gold or Avacodo Green GE appliances.) Now, the design world is bountiful with counter top ideas and even in the more modestly priced categories, clients have a choice. These really are great times to be an interior designer! Quartz is the counter top du jourŽ as it can mimic Carrera marble beautifully yet is stain resistant when sealed, cool to the touch for baking and usually contains some element of recycled content. Bake cookies and save the environment. Win, win! It does surprise some clients that this option falls into a more pricier option category, starting at about $50 per square foot or just over $2,000 for a 10 by 10 kitchen. At this same price point, you will “nd those concrete counter tops featured so prominently on HGTV. It is perfect for the neutral palette, however much like natural stone or quartz must be sealed and can show hairline cracks over time. These cracks are not necessarily a structural problem however can be very distracting. And no, granite is not dead yet. It has become a lot more reasonable in price due to its ”ooding of the market of the past decade and because it is a natural material, is less likely to look dated or trendy over time. As is the case with quartz and concrete, granite is stain resistant when sealed and an excellent material for rolling dough. One note on granite. If you like the detailed edges like OgeeŽ or a WaterfallŽ edge, consider a darker color rather than a lighter one. Darker granite color choices like Ubatuba or Black Galaxy are denser and will be less likely to chip than lighter colors like Majestic White. When choosing lighter colors of granite, stick to a simple EasedŽ edge. Butcher block is back with affordable options available at the big box stores stocked in un“nished birch, easily installed by a competent handy-man, then sealed using a food grade oil or stain. If you want something a bit more exotic, wood tops are available online, templated like a stone top by a local fabricator, then ordered to size in everything from reclaimed walnut from an 18th century Pennsylvania barn to African mahogany for about $200 a square foot. Inspired by European interiors, porcelain counter tops are becoming more common here in the U.S. Sounds crazy at “rst, but think about the wear your bathroom “xtures endure. Porcelain counter tops are in fact 30 percent stronger than granite. And like “ne china, colors are bright, they do not need to be sealed, can be cleaned routinely with bleach and are the only true heat resistant counter top choice “red at over 1,000 degrees in the manufacturing process. Expect $60-$100 a square foot for this material and like concrete can be templated by a local stone fabricator then ordered to “t online. Everything old is new again and stainless steel is back on trend! Not only for the modern look, however it can be interesting and beautiful when used in a more traditional kitchen with an integrated washboard and sink. It is heat resistant, easy to clean and antimicrobial for those of us who are fastidious house-keepers. Keep in mind, scratches and dents are inevitable and heat can discolor the surface. Like sinks, the gauge of a stainless counter top is important. Gauge is the thickness of the stainless steel. The lower the gauge, the thicker and more durable the top. You may recall seeing 18Ž or 20Ž gauge on the box when you purchased your kitchen sink. Also, ask if there is any sound insulation included with the top as this material can be loud (no sneaking a snack at midnight with these in your kitchen.) The most important thing to remember when choosing a new counter top is to have fun! Remember, we are not delivering babies, simply choosing something to put our milk and mail on. Want help on choosing the best counter top for your project? Ask on my blog at: Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email or visit counterpoint to the laminate top The other day my niece texted me: Aunt Mary Carol, Im having a debate with a friend, and we need your help to decide who is right. Is brass back in style?Ž There was a bottle of wine at stake, so I couldnt let her down. Yes, brass is back in!Ž I assured her. Her swift reply: You just won me a bottle of Prosecco. Only AWESOME aunts win their nieces booze!Ž Friends and customers continue to be shocked by this fact as well. After the shiny brass craze of the 80s, brass fell out of favor for a while, relinquishing its crown to silver. But brass is roaring back into designers plans and onto store shelves. Todays look is oil-rubbed brass, with has the warmth and luster of brass, but not the high luster. Can I tell you a secret? Brass never went out of style in my heart, or in my home. Im still crazy about warm metals, like brass and gold. Its a mainstay in my cottage, and always will be. The photo above is of the quirky chandelier that hangs in my stairwell, leading down to the lower level. Its just right in a soft brass “nish. In fact, all the photos in todays blog are of my cottage, which is full of heart-melting warm metals. When we were renovating our little cottage, and it was time to pick out “xtures, I asked for oil-rubbed brass faucets in my kitchen and bath. He was shocked. Everyone else was committed to silver at the time. But I liked the aged appearance of oil-rubbed brass, and I knew it would contribute to the look I was trying to create in the cottage, that of a house that had been here for decades. I also shocked the builder when I told him I was A-OK with mixing metals in my home. In my book, the door handles, light “xtures, hinges, faucets and everything else do not need to match. In fact, I like a blend of metal “nishes. This is a rule of thumb I follow throughout my home. Check out the photo above, of a collection of art in my cottage. All the frames are slightly different (and showcase warm metal!). Im a certi“ed dish-ahaulic, and I love all my dishes with equal ardor. But the antique stet rimmed in gold is among my most favorite. I like how they add warmth to my table, especially for winter and holiday dining. The moral of the story? Dont be afraid to embrace brass and other warm metals in your home decor. And, dont ever bet against my niece, or it may cost you a bottle of wine!This column was adapted from Mary Carol Garritys blog at nellhills.comWarm metals melt my heartSTYLE AT HOMEMARY CAROL GARRITY COURTESY PHOTOAntique brass xtures add a real warmth and wow factor. 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY R.E. AUCTION1015 ON SITE AUCTION Saturday May 1210 AM: 980 US HWY 27 Lake Placid, FL 338522-Unit Commercial Bldg. Corner of US 27 S. & S. Main St. CB Construction 2,296 sq ft. Yr. Built: 1950. Great investment opportunity!11:30 AM: 4435 US 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870Vacant Commercial Land. 13+/Acres. Survey available. 566,280 sq ft. Prop access off of Seattle Ave. TERMS: 10% Buyers Premium Day of Sale. Balance due at 30 d ay closing. Preview 1/2 hour prior to saleRoger Jacobson, Jacobson Auction Co., Inc. FL LIC # AB-111 AU-231 HOMES FOR SALE1020 2/2/1.5 Lake Placid~ Built 2003. New water heater, impact door, A/C, wood floors, painted & more. $105K. 954-608-7878 HR GolfCourse (hole #5); move in ready, fully furn. 2/2, sunrm, golf cart. $158k. By Owner.765-437-1788 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Move in ready part. f urn. 2 bd in Tropical Harbor, Lake Placid. 606 Belle Forest. Appli. incl. & lrg encl. lanai. $13,900 obo. Call Joyce 863-221-8347 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Lakefront Home for Rent2000 sf home. $1,200/mo. 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call 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 ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! Sebring, Dinner Lake Area2 bd apt. $650/mo Fresh paint, tile floors. Gary Johnson 863-381-1861 S ebring~ new completely remodeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 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 Needa newRide? Findit inthe Classifieds! Leisure Lakes~Private bedrm w/bath on canal. $600/mo incl. utilities. 1st & last req. No pets. 863-659-1941 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 2 cemetery lots Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. Asking $36,000, 863-414-4543 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. WAREHOUSE & STORAGE1640 Downtown Sebring Warehouse Space with rollup & walk-in door. Great for storage or contract ors shop. 863-446-3030 Findthe perfect companion inthe Classifieds!


C10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe best time to think about a disaster is long before it happens. Although disasters happen year-round, spring represents an excellent opportunity to think through your disaster plan, with tornado and hurricane seasons on the horizon. 1. WHAT SHOULD I DO IN ADVANCE OF DISASTER? Advance planning is the key to making it through weather-related disasters. The simple steps you take now will become complicated if you have to do them in a hurry and under pressure. Evaluate the strength and stability of your home before disaster strikes. Pay particular attention to your roof, shutters, windows, doors and garage doors. Dont forget to check out your trees. Diseased, dead or dying limbs can be hazardous ”ying objects in high winds. Have a professional evaluate and trim your trees if necessary. Place all your important documents such as insurance policies, passports, and marriage and birth certi“cates in a secured lockbox you can easily reach. If you dont already know how to shut off utilities such as the water supply, gas or electricity to your home, “nd out how to do so. Have a written disaster plan for your family, including where to go in the event youre separated, evacuation routes, and potential shelters if you must leave your home. Make a contact list for family and friends, and plan ahead for at least three days without power or running water. Keep a list of possible contractors youll want to contact after a disaster has passed, so you dont have to scramble later. Review your insurance policies and make sure youre covered for the most likely disasters. Be aware that most homeowners insurance policies dont cover ”ood damage. 2. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DISASTER IS IMMINENT? If you have time to plan ahead for dangerous weather, take further steps to secure your home. If you dont have hurricane shutters, tape up or board windows. Tape wont stop glass from breaking, but it can minimize the number of loose shards. Store outdoor objects such as lawn furniture and patio umbrellas indoors to prevent them from becoming ”ying projectiles. Any items too dangerous to bring indoors, such as propane grills, should be tied or chained down securely. Fill your cars gas tank and park it either in a garage or well away from trees or branches that might fall. 3. WHAT GOES INTO A HOME DISASTER KIT? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strongly urges homeowners to maintain an emergency kit with enough supplies to sustain for up to 72 hours. Assemble it well in advance of an emergency and store it in an easily accessible location. Some basics include: „ First aid kit „ 1 gallon of water per person per day „ Knife and multi-tool „ Flashlight and extra batteries „ Matches in waterproof container „ Can opener „ Local maps „ Duct tape „ Dust mask „ Whistle „ Plastic sheeting „ Three-day supply of nonperishable food „ Wrench or pliers „ Battery-powered or hand-cranked National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio Also, if you have pets, dont forget to plan for their needs as well! Microchip your pet and make sure they have a collar with their name and your contact information. Add food, litter, leashes and carriers to your disaster kit. Paul F. P. Pogue is a reporter for Angies List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. comHow should I prepare my home for disasters?ANGIES LISTPAUL F. P. POGUE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESThe best time to think about a disaster is long before it happens. The Federal Emergency Management Agency strongly urges homeowners to maintain an emergency kit with enough supplies to sustain for up to 72 hours. Having a generator on hand during storm season can be a valuable tool should you lose power. FRANKIE BURKELic. € Bonded € InsuredOver 30 Years In BusinessŽPhone .....................(863) 465-0371 Cell Phone .............(863) 441-3625 Fax .........................(863)€ 13 Triangle Park € Lake Placid, FL 33852 Premiere Dock Builders: Better Docks, Prices & Service!(863) 465-0371 BOATHOUSES € DOCKS € SEAWALLSadno=3571761


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C11 adno=3560332 Lake Placid LAKE JUNE LAKEFRONT € 3BR/2.5BA, 2954 Sq.Ft. € Custom wood cabinetry € Gas fireplace, handicap friendly $435,000 MLS#245779 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Find your dream home at: It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate € Property Management € Title € Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 € Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 € Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 Lake PlacidBEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION € 3BR/2.5BA, 1978 Sq.Ft. € Metal roof, split plan, 2 car garage € Under construction & on Lake Sirena $384,900 MLS#241942 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring LOVELY HISTORIC HOME € 4BR/2.5BA, 2355 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/new cabinets, appliances € Front/Back porches, wood rear deck $299,000 MLS#244820 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION € 3BR/2BA, 1915 Sq.Ft. € Tile flooring, wood cabinets € Solid surface counters, rear porch $209,000 MLS#247397 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid GREAT LOCATION! €2BR/1.5BA, 1410 Sq.Ft. € On canal to Lake Francis € Large detached workshop w/electric $147,900 MLS#246631 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED€ 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. € Completely furnished € Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view$214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring LAKEFRONT ESTATE POOL HOME € 4BR/3.5BA, 3299 Sq.Ft. € Chefs dream kitchen, lanai, pool € On over 2 acres $578,500 MLS#244681 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring GREAT OPEN FLOOR PLAN € 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen open to large family room € Concrete block storage shed $99,900 MLS#246837 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 Lake Placid CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY € 3BR/2BA, 1479 Sq.Ft. € Canal to Lake Grassy. New roof € Fireplace, boathouse w/lift $179,900 MLS#243101 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Highlands Ridge WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 2277 Sq.Ft. € New SS appliances, sink, faucet € Beautiful view of pond from Lanai $194,850 MLS#246596 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring DESIRABLE HARDER HALL € 3BR/2BA, 2226 Sq.Ft. € 11x27 family room € Kitchen w/wood cabinetry, more! $199,900 MLS#243187 Barbara Bonasera (863) 441-0168 Lake Placid PLACID LAKES HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1780 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/pantry, breakfast bar € 12x29 screened porch $174,900 MLS#243371 Mary McCoy (954) 205-0667 Avon Park CORNER LOT HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1327 Sq.Ft. € In ground pool, fenced yard. € New screened porch $134,900 MLS#246139 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Lake Placid HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES € 3BR/2BA, 1091 Sq.Ft. € Freshly painted inside & out € Chefs kitchen w/new SS appliances $134,900 MLS#246741 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 Sebring IMMACULATE! € 4BR/2BA, 1731 Sq.Ft. € Open kitchen € Family room + screened room $132,000 MLS#246166 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Sebring SPRING LAKE HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1660 Sq.Ft. € New metal roof on the way! € Fresh paint in & out, new flooring $164,900 MLS#246844 Marilyn Stokes (863) 835-1980 Avon Park MOVE IN READY! € 3BR/2.5BA, 1523 Sq.Ft. € New roof, corner lot, pool € Bonus room w/bath $155,000 MLS#247279 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring ON THE SHORES OF LAKE SEBRING€ 3BR/3BA, 2436 Sq.Ft. € Gas fireplace, 16x20 Family room € Light bright kitchen, beautiful lake views$279,500 MLS#247030 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid AWESOME OPPORTUNITY € 4BR/3BA, 2000 Sq.Ft. € Two master suites € Newer kitchen cabinets,counters, More $249,500 MLS#247105 Leslie Sparks (863) 441-7137 Avon Park POOL HOME € 3BR/3BA, 2702 Sq.Ft. € Newly remodeled kitchen, € SS appliances, granite counters $239,900 MLS#247406 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring GOLF COURSE HOME€ 3BR/2BA, 2333 Sq.Ft. € Oversized corner lot, circular drive € Newer AC, new irrigation pump & timer$219,900 MLS#247373 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring CUSTOM BUILT HOME€ 3 BR/2BA, 2362 Sq.Ft. € On Corner lot. Open floor plan, tile throughout € Kitchen w/breakfast bar$215,000 MLS#247409 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Lake Placid PLACID LAKES GOLF COURSE HOME € 3BR/2BA, 2212 Sq.Ft. € Sold completely furnished € Family room, large inside laundry $194,900 MLS#244310 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Highlands Ridge LOVELY HOME IN 55+ COMMUNITY€ 2BR/2BA, 2013 Sq.Ft. € Volume ceilings, crown molding € Kitchen w/wood cabinets, pantry, island$189,900 MLS#247323 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. € Bonus 15x20 room under air € Covered boat house w/lift $171,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Sebring MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE € 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. € Living & dining rooms, lanai € Newer roof & water heater $159,900 MLS#247274 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring CORNER VILLA€2BR/2BA, 1334 Sq.Ft. €Newer SS appliances, tiled backsplash € Fireplace, 10x18 lanai w/vinyl windows$154,900 MLS#247416 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid SPACIOUS HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1940 Sq.Ft. € Bonus family room space € New SS appliances, lots of cabinets $139,000 MLS#247366 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring FURNISHED VILLA € 2BR/2BA, 1398 Sq.FT. € Kitchen w/breakfast bar € 14x20 AC Florida room, golf course view $129,900 MLS#247228 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring VANTAGE POINTE€ 2BR/2BA, 1264 Sq.Ft. € New flooring, updated bath, fresh paint € Family room w/pass through from kitchen$127,000 MLS#246884 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring SUN N LAKE HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1846 Sq.Ft. € New metal roof in 2018 € Bonus room for office or BR $129,900 MLS#246937 Linda Shievdayal (863) 214-7607 Lake Placid IMMACULATE HOME€ 2BR/2BA, 1085 Sq.Ft. € 12x23 FR, newer AC, well pump, More € Additional lot included in sale$129,900 MLS#247198 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Lake Placid GREAT STARTER OF RETIREMENT HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1119 Sq.Ft. € Plus adjoining lot included € Hurricane shutters, 1 car garage $125,000 MLS#247381 Leigh Eures (863) 382-5861 Sebring GREAT BUY!€ 3BR/2BA, 1336 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/stainless/black appliances € Large backyard w/utility shed$119,500 MLS#247511 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Avon Park LAKE DAMON SOUTH € 3BR/2BA, 1653 Sq.Ft. € Large living, and family rooms € Community w/clubhouse, pool $82,000 MLS#247472 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring COMPLETELY FURNISHED CONDO€ 2BR/1BA, 800 Sq.Ft. € The Bluffs, 55+ community € Fees include lawn care, water, garbage, cable$59,000 MLS#247419 Michael Garey (863) 202-0080


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Call Maureen Cool at 863 873-7243 Highlander Real Estate Person of the YearSOLD SOLD SOLD122 DEANNA DR. Maureen Cool SELLS another LAKEFRONT Lot. If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!$90,000 235467 SOLDLAKE JACKSON3240 LAKEVIEW DR.3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room. Dock, boathouse with electric lift. Tile throughout. Spacious screened porch. Beautiful lake views.$209,000 246376 REDUCEDLAKE JACKSON2628 PINEWOOD BLVD.Enjoy the Lake Life-style with your private beach, pier & picnic area without the high taxes! Pine & Lake. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 2 car garage. Deeded lake access!$174,900 247510 NEW LISTINGMAUREEN COOL will market your home Internationally, Online & Locally for top exposure to reach the highest number of potential buyers. Check for all our virtual tours. Free home market value and selling tips! CALL TODAY!! 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By BETH HARRISAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. „ Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 lengths on Saturday, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The chestnut colt that began his career in February improved to 4-0 „ winning his races by a combined 21 lengths „ and gave Bob Baffert his fifth Derby victory. It snapped a tie and left the 65-year-old trainer trailing only Ben Jones with six. Apollo in 1882 was the last colt to win without racing as a juvenile. Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory. The 52-year-old jockey crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white and green silks in the rainiest Derby in the races 144-year history. Nearly 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day. Amazing horse,Ž Smith said. Hes got that it factor. He is so above average, hes got unbelievable talent and hes got a mind to go with it. He was loving this stuff.Ž Smiths silks were nearly spotless after he kept Justify near the lead throughout adno=50534782INDEX | Lottery 2 | NHL 2, 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | NASCAR 6 | Golf 6Sunday, May 6, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsSEE DERBY, 6By TOM JONESTampa Bay TimesBOSTON „ Steven Stamkos heard the whispers. He knew what was being said about him. He knew that some questioned whether he showed up in the playoffs. He knew that some wondered if he played small in big games. He knew that some doubted if he would ever be an impact player in the games that truly define a players greatness: the playoffs. He had an answer for all the doubters and haters Friday with what might turn out to be the biggest goal of his career. And it just might turn out to be the biggest of the Lightnings season. Want a big goal? Well, they dont get much bigger than this: Stamkos patented one-timer with 7:04 left in regulation tied the score at 3 before Dan Girardis goal 3:18 into overtime gave the Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Bruins in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. The win gave the Lightning a 3-1 stranglehold on the series, with Game 5 set for Sunday afternoon at Amalie Arena. There were plenty of backs to pat after this one for the Lightning. Brayden Point had a brilliant goal after turning Bruins legend Zdeno Chara into a statue. Nikita Kucherov scored a huge goal. And, of course, Girardi scoring a rare goal for the winner. But make no mistake, the goal of the night belonged to Stamkos. And he was due. The day before Game 4, Stamkos sat as his locker and patiently answered questions that were polite but essentially translated to: What the heck is wrong with you?Stamkos saves Game 4, proves doubters wrongNHL COMMENTARYAP PHOTOTampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, far right, heads to the bench after celebrating his goal in the third period of Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Friday in Boston. By TOM JONESTampa Bay TimesBOSTON „ Oops, he did it again. Boston pest Brad Marchand has licked another opponent. This time it was Lightning F Ryan Callahan after the two got into a shoving match after Marchand hit Callahan low in the second period of the Lightnings 4-3 overtime win in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Friday. Marchand also licked the Maple Leafs Leo Komarov in their firstround series, and the NHL reportedly called the Bruins after the series to ask them to tell Marchand to quit licking opponents. Now the Lightning wants something done about it. I dont know what the difference is in that and spitting in somebodys face,Ž Callahan said. Its unfortunate that he goes to that level to do that. But it doesnt take us off our game.Ž But it is annoying, especially considering Marchand has a reputation for such behavior. Theres absolutely no place in our game for that,Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. I dont understand it. I dont. How would you like it if I walked over to you right now and gave you a big lick from the chin all the way up? Theres just no place for it.Ž TV analysts agreed. I dont know whats going through Marchands mind,Ž NBCSN analyst and former player Keith Jones said during STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSMarchands licking has Lightning upset By RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesVERO BEACH „ The white van came to a stop in front of Field No. 2 on Don Drysdale Drive. Six quarterbacks hoping to earn a job with the Montreal Alouettes emptied the vehicle, changed into their cleats in the metal bleachers, and walked onto the outfield of this makeshift football practice field for a passing camp at Dodgertown. This is where the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers warmed up their arms for spring training for 60 years until leaving for Arizona in 2008. The Alouettes have come here for the rebirth of their season. For Josh Freeman, its likely the final chance to resuscitate his oncepromising career. Someone asked me the other day, Dude, are you out of money? Why are you playing in the CFL?  Freeman said. I said, Because I like playing football.  Almost directly across the state, 145 miles away in Tampa, Jameis Winston, the Bucs latest FOOTBALLFreeman tries to resurrect career in Canada What happenedOdds favorite Justify won the wettest Kentucky Derby on record. Justify, the cleanest horse on a muddy day, is the “ rst horse who did not race as a two-year-old to wear the roses since Apollo won in 1882.Quick factAmerican Pharoah was one of four horses in the last 10 years to win even the “ rst two races of the Triple Crown, along with Big Brown (2008), Ill Have Another (2012) and California Chrome (2014). Justify wins sloppy DerbyKentucky Derby recent champions2018: Justify 2017: Always Dreaming 2016: Nyquist 2015: American Pharoah 2014: California Chrome 2013: Orb 2012: Ill Have Another 2011: Animal Kingdom 2010: Super Saver 2009: Mine That Bird 2008: Big Brown 2007: Street Sense 2006: Barbaro 2005: Giacomo 2004: Smarty Jones 2003: Funny Cide 2002: War Emblem 2001: Monarchos 2000: Fusaichi Pegasus 1999: Charismatic 1998: Real QuietUndefeated colt gives trainer Bob Ba ert “ fth Churchill Downs winAP PHOTOMike Smith rides Justify to victory Saturday during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. SEE STAMKOS, 3 SEE MARCHAND, 3 SEE FREEMAN, 6Rays get within 1 game of .500Denard Span drove in his team-leading 24th run to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Saturday night. Page 2


Page 2 SP Sunday, May 6, 2018 / The SunFlorida Lottery www.flalottery.comPICK 2May 5N ..............................0-0 May 5D ..............................3-2 May 4N ..............................1-4 May 4D ..............................4-8 May 3N ..............................3-3 May 3D ..............................8-1 D-Day, N-NightPICK 3May 5N ..........................5-0-7 May 5D ..........................9-7-8 May 4N ..........................0-2-9 May 4D ..........................4-9-5 May 3N ..........................0-0-8 May 3D ..........................7-3-4 D-Day, N-NightPICK 4May 5N .......................7-0-1-6 May 5D .......................0-6-6-7 May 4N .......................5-7-8-7 May 4D .......................2-0-3-1 May 3N .......................5-0-7-5 May 3D .......................4-9-9-6 D-Day, N-NightPICK 5May 5N ....................2-2-6-9-8 May 5D ....................9-0-7-7-6 May 4N ....................7-1-7-7-8 May 4D ....................9-7-3-7-6 May 3N ....................7-1-6-9-6 May 3D ....................8-8-8-0-7 D-Day, N-NightFANTASY 5May 5 ..............5-11-13-23-32 May 4 ................4-5-13-15-21 May 3 ............11-26-32-33-36 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 4 1 ..5-digit winners $218,071.98 328 .....4-digit winners $107.00 10,622 ....3-digit winners $9.00CASH FOR LIFEMay 3 ................2-7-11-30-59 Cash Ball .............................3 Apr. 30 ............2-11-14-45-49 Cash Ball .............................3 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 3 0 ..........5-of-5 CB $1,000/Day 0 .............5-of-5 $1,000/Week 5 ..................4-of-5 CB $2,500 3 ...........................4-of-5 $500LUCKY MONEYMay 4 ...................4-15-27-33 Lucky Ball ..........................15 May 1 ...................4-18-21-47 Lucky Ball ............................6 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 1 0 ..........4-of-4 LB $1.1 million 5 ...................4-of-4 $1,175.00 37 ...............3-of-4 LB $348.00 587 ....................3-of-4 $64.50LOTTOMay 5 .........9-21-37-38-39-47 May 2 .......29-32-38-42-44-49 Apr. 28 .....14-16-17-19-25-35 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 2 0 ..6-digit winners $6.5 million 16 ......5-digit winners $4,430 652 .........4-digit winners $91POWERBALLMay 5 ..............................late Powerball .......................late May 2 ..............5-14-31-40-50 Powerball ............................6 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 2 0 ......5 of 5 + PB $195 Million 0 ...................5 of 5 $1 Million 1 ..............4 of 5 + PB $50,000 24 ..........................4 of 5 $100 ESTIMATED JACKPOT $215 million MEGA MILLIONS May 4 ................4-5-10-12-18 Mega Ball ..........................21 May 1 ................2-7-20-55-70 Mega Ball ............................1 € € € PAYOFF FOR May 1 0 .....5 of 5 + MB $126 Million 0 ...................5 of 5 $1 Million 0 .............4 of 5 + MB $10,000 14 ..........................4 of 5 $500 ESTIMATED JACKPOT $143 million (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackoutsSUNDAY, MAY 6AUTO RACING1 p.m. FS2 „ IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series, Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, at Lexington, Ohio 2 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, AAA 400 Drive for Autism, at Dover, Del.BEACH VOLLEYBALL11:30 p.m. NBCSN „ AVP Tour, FIVB Huntington Beach Open, at Huntington Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) BOWLING Noon ESPN „ PBA Tour, League semi“ nals, at Portland, Maine (taped)COLLEGE BASEBALL1 p.m. ESPN2 „ Florida at Texas A&MCOLLEGE SOFTBALL4 p.m. ESPN2 „ Arkansas at LSUCOLLEGE VOLLEYBALL11:30 a.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, second semi“ nal, at Gulf Shores, Ala. 2 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, championship, at Gulf Shores, Ala.DRAG RACING11:30 a.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Southern Nationals, qualifying, at Commerce, Ga. (taped) 6 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Southern Nationals, “ nals, at Commerce, Ga. (same-day tape)GOLF7:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, GolfSixes, Day 2, at St. Albans, England 1 p.m. GOLFPGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, “ nal round, at Charlotte, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, “ nal round, at Charlotte, N.C. GOLF „ Champions Tour, Insperity Invitational, “ nal round, at The Woodlands, Texas 5:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Volunteers of America Texas Classic, “ nal round, at The Colony, TexasMLB BASEBALL1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Cleveland at NY. Yankees OR Toronto at Tampa Bay 4 p.m. ESPN „ L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, at Monterrey, Mexico 8 p.m. ESPN „ Chicago Cubs at St. LouisNBA BASKETBALL3:30 p.m. ABC „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference semi“ nal, Game 4, Golden State at New Orleans 8 p.m. TNT „ NBA playoffs, Western Conference semi“ nal, Game 4, Houston at UtahNHL HOCKEY3 p.m. NBC „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, semi“ nal, Game 5, Boston at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, semi“ nal, Game 6, Vegas at San JoseSOCCER8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Manchester City vs. Hudders“ eld Town 11:30 a.m. CNBC „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Burnley NBCSN „ Premier League, Chelsea vs. LiverpoolSPORTS ON TV By BRYAN LEVINESports WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „ After an offensive surge for the first month of the season, the Stone Crabs managed just two runs on 10 hits with only one of those going for extra bases on Thursday and Friday. They broke out of that slump Saturday with an 8-6 win over the Bradenton Marauders „ totaling 13 hits and four extra-base knocks. It feels better now,Ž Stone Crabs manager Reinaldo Ruiz said. It feels better the boys swung the bat really well.Ž Peter Maris and David Rodriguez were partly responsible for seven of the eight Stone Crab runs in the victory. Maris hit his second home run of the week with a two-run shot in the sixth inning, which gave Charlotte an 8-4 lead at the time. He finished his day a triple shy of the cycle with three RBI and a run scored. Hes been really good for the team and thats why hes been playing more often,Ž Ruiz said of Maris, who is hitting .405 in 11 games this season. Rodriguez gave the Stone Crabs a 6-1 lead when his two-out single plated three runs, picking up two RBI on the base knock and getting some help from Lucius Foxs baserunning to force a throwing error and bring in the third run. In that inning, with bases laid and two outs, Rodriguez came through and gave us those security runs,Ž Ruiz said. His first-inning double sparked a tworun, two-out rally and set the tone for the rest of the game after Bradenton Starter Oddy Nunez struck out the first two batters on six pitches. Rodriguez finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. I had a bad year last year swinging, so I had to make some adjustments,Ž Rodriguez said. I put the work in and thats it. Thats the only thing Ive done, is making an adjustments.Ž Rodriguez is currently on a 13-game hit streak and is hitting .441 over his last 15 games with 16 RBI in that time. Although Nunez allowed 11 hits over 4 ‡ innings of work, his line couldve been much worse had he not stranded eight Stone Crabs on base in the first four innings. We left a lot of runners in scoring position,Ž Ruiz said. Thats one thing that was not an issue early, but right now we definitely have some chances to score more runs.Ž On the mound for Charlotte was Brandon Lawson who had a decent outing. Lawson surrendered three runs on six hits and three walks over five-plus innings of work. He did not have any strikeouts. J.D. Busfield and Adrian Navas pitched the final four innings, allowing three runs and making things interesting in the ninth inning with the tying run at the plate and nobody out. „ Contact Bryan Levine at STONE CRABS 8, MARAUDERS 6Maris, Rodriguez lead CrabsSTONE CRABS 8, MARAUDERS 6Bradenton AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gaffney LF 5 1 0 0 0 1 .270 Valerio SS 4 1 3 0 1 0 .262 Madris RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 .260 Baur 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .303 Reyes 2B 4 1 1 0 1 1 .299 Oliva CF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .221 Owen 3B 3 1 2 1 0 0 .202 Tancas DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 .244 Delay C 4 0 1 1 0 1 .262 Charlotte AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Fox SS 5 1 0 0 0 1 .330 J. Lowe CF 5 0 0 0 0 3 .289 Rodriguez C 4 1 3 2 1 0 .377 N. Lowe 1B 5 1 2 1 0 1 .380 Sanchez RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 .317 Maris 2B 5 1 3 3 0 0 .405 Padlo 3B 4 0 1 0 1 3 .233 Gray SS 3 2 2 0 1 0 .196 Mastrobuoni LF 2 1 1 1 2 1 .281 Bradenton 000 013 002 … 6 11 1 Charlotte 210 032 00x … 8 13 1 2B: Reyes (3), Valerio 2 (6), Gaffney (5); Rodriguez (8), Gray (6), Maris (4). HR: Maris (2). RBI: Owen (6), Tancas (5), Delay (3), Baur (15); N. Lowe (29), Maris 3 (6), Mastrobuoni (7), Rodriguez 2 (16). LOB: Bradenton 8; Charlotte 11. RISP: Bradenton 2-for-11, Charlotte 4-for-15. SF: Owen, Baur. GIDP: Owen, Reyes. E: Delay (3, throw); Lawson (1, throw). SB: Valerio (5); Mastrobuoni (2). CS: Gaffney (3). Bradenton IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Nunez (L, 1-1) 4.1 11 6 5 4 4 0 3.21 Oller 2.2 2 2 2 2 4 1 4.91 Amedee 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.45 Charlotte IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Lawson (W, 1-3) 5.0 6 3 3 3 0 0 6.35 Bus“ eld 2.0 2 1 1 1 10 1 5.09 Navas 2.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 3.14PHOTO BY TOM ONEILLCharlotte Stone Crabs starting pitcher Brandon Lawson (25) faces the Bradenton Marauders Saturday at Charlotte Sports Park. By MARK DIDTLERAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Denard Span drove in his team-leading 24th run to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Saturday night. The Rays chased Aaron Sanchez (2-3) in the fourth, taking a 4-1 lead on Spans single and a sacrifice fly by Matt Duffy. Spans 24 RBIs have come in 90 at-bats. Jake Faria (3-1) allowed a run and three hits in 5 ‡ innings as the Rays got their 11th victory in 14 games to improve to 15-16. Alex Colome, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, got five outs for his sixth save. Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost eight of 12. Sanchez, who entered 1-0 with an 0.86 ERA in three starts at Tropicana Field, gave up four runs, five hits, four walks and had three strikeouts in 3 ‡innings. Toronto manager John Gibbons has called Tropicana Field a house of horrorsŽ for the Blue Jays, who have dropped the first two of a threegame series and have a 72-106 overall record at the ballpark. Toronto had a stretch from 2007-14 where it had 21 consecutive non-winning road series against the Rays. TRAINERS ROOMBlue Jays: OF Curtis Granderson, who left Fridays game with right hamstring tightness, will have his status re-evaluated Tuesday. Rays: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (right elbow surgery) will go two innings or 35 pitches in his second rehab start with Class A Charlotte. He went one inning and 17 pitches Friday. UP NEXTTampa Bay RHP Chris Archer (2-2) and Blue Jays RHP Marco Estrada (2-2) are Sundays starters. MLB TAMPA BAY 5, TORONTO 3Rays get within 1 game .of .500 By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA „ Al Horford had no use for the premature celebration that showered confetti all over the 76ers home court at the end of regulation, delaying overtime and prompting an impromptu cleanup job. Turns out, Horford has the Celtics just a game away from a real sweep. Horford scored the go-ahead basket for Boston late in overtime in a wild Game 3 where the Philadelphia 76ers were sloppy with the basketball and the confetti, leading the Celtics to a 101-98 victory and a 3-0 series lead on Saturday night. These are the kind of moments you want to be in as a basketball player,Ž Horford said. The Celtics, who rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the 76ers 108-103 in Game 2, can advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight season on Monday. Game 4 is Monday at the only-in-the-postseason tip time of 6 p.m. EDT.Cavs move to 3-0 leadCLEVELAND „ LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit. After the Raptors tied it on rookie OG Anunobys 3-pointer with eight seconds left, James took the inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor and in one motion, dropped his 10-footer in front of Torontos stunned bench. The Cavs ran and mobbed James and moments later he was back up on the scorers table „ just like after a game-winner against Indiana last round „ to celebrate a win that was up for grabs. James finished with 38 points, Kevin Love added 21 and 16 rebounds and Kyle Korver 18 for the Cavs, who can sweep the Raptors for the second straight year.NBA PLAYOFFS BOSTON 101, PHILADELPHIA 98Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination. Vrana made coach Barry Trotz look like a genius for moving him to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, replacing Devante SmithPelly in the second period. Vrana sprung Kuznetsov for a breakaway on Washingtons tying goal 52 seconds into the third and finished off Ovechkins pass for the game-winner. The Capitals are one victory from advancing to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in the Ovechkin era and overall since 1998.STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS WASHINGTON 6, PITTSBURGH 3Capitals win to put Penguins on brink


the intermission between second and third periods. Theres no need for that,Ž echoed analyst and former player Jeremy Roenick. Theres no licking in hockey.ŽHow you like these apples?Even Lightning fans have to pull for a kid like Boston C Ryan Donato Sure, he and his teammates are trying to beat Tampa Bay. But this is a guy who seems to have his head on straight. Hes not just playing hockey right now. Hes going to school. And not just any school. Hes finishing the semester at Harvard. Donato played at Harvard as a junior this season and also represented the United States in the Olympics in South Korea. His Harvard season ended in March, and he immediately signed with the Bruins, for whom his father, Ted, used to play. But though he left the Harvard team, he didnt leave the school. Hes still taking classes. Thats what he chose, and were fine with it,Ž Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. While his teammates are busy watching TV or going out during downtime on the road, Donato, a sociology major, is studying. Hes studying a lot, trying to graduate as soon as possible. I just want to be ready for the games, so if its close to a game, Im staying at the hotel so Ill stay focused,Ž he told the Boston Globe, and maybe if we get back from a road trip at 3 a.m., I get a ride from one of the guys and get dropped off at the dorm.Ž Finals are coming up soon. The Lightning probably wants to do what it can to help him out by eliminating the Bruins so he has extra time to study.This and thatLightning F Tyler Johnson took a nasty slash on the hand in the second period and missed a couple of shifts. Something to keep an eye for Game 5 on Sunday, when the Lightning could win the series. The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 SP Page 3He had just two goals in the playoffs coming into Game 4. Both were on the power play, and one of them was into an empty net. Not exactly gamebreaking stuff. But Stamkos dismissed the negativity and responded with a goal that saved the Lightnings night and possibly ruined the Bruins season. It was almost like Stammer saying, I had enough,  Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. Stamkos set up shop in the slot and absolutely blistered a one-timer past Tuukka Rask for what was also possibly the biggest goal of his career. Its obviously a big goal,Ž Stamkos said. But in saying that, we come to the playoffs to win hockey games. Obviously, you want to produce. You want these moments. But theres a reason why weve been very successful as a team in the regular season and now in the playoffs. Its because there are very good players on this team. Its not about one guy.Ž Perhaps, but it does become noticeable when one guy who is considered a superstar doesnt have superstar results in the postseason. It doesnt matter how hard he plays (and Stamkos always plays hard). It doesnt matter all the little things he does (he does them all). It doesnt matter how good of a leader he is (and he is good). And it doesnt matter how many chances he gets (and he has been getting plenty). Only one thing matters: If you are a scorer, you need to score. And Stamkos had not been scoring. Entering Game 4, he had gone 18 playoff games without an even-strength goal. So did he hear the outside noise about it? Sure,Ž Stamkos said. Any time you have a lot of success in the regular season, you just want to seamlessly transition into the playoffs. Its hard to produce in the regular season, never mind the playoffs, when its very tight checking when youre playing really good hockey teams.Ž But ƒ We knew it was going to come,Ž Stamkos continued. Its percentages. You keep working hard. You keep shooting the puck. You keep working the way youve done in the past, its going to happen.Ž Know what else happened? The Lightning never got rattled in a game that had the ups and downs of a roller coaster. And just as many thrills, too. The Lightning jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Point and Kucherov, only to see the Bruins storm back with two power-play goals and a shorthanded one early in the third that wouldve broken the back of most teams. But because of Stamkos, the Lightning tied the score. Yeah, its always nice to do it in a big win,Ž Stamkos said. This win couldnt have been bigger. The Lightning comes back to Tampa Bay after winning two games in a building in which it had won only nine times since 1992. Its always nice to win a game, especially the magnitude of this one,Ž Stamkos said. Our line has been talking a lot about wanting to have a better game. Obviously, its not a matter of will. We knew eventually it was going to come.Ž And it could not have come at a better time. For Stamkos. And, especially, the Lightning.STAMKOSFrom Page 1By FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA „ The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And as the Vegas Golden Knights are also showing, the winning formula can vary from game to game and series to series. Dominant defense is part of the equation. So is timely and opportunistic offense. Mental toughness is a prerequisite. It pays to be resilient, too. I just think any time youre winning games, youre battling through something,Ž Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. Maybe a better way to put it is youre making a big play at the right time,Ž Cooper added. It seems teams that move on often are doing that, and teams that dont miss out on opportunities.Ž The Lightnings latest victory has them one away from the teams third trip to the Eastern Conference final in four years, a step they can take by beating the Boston on Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC) at home in Game 5 of their best-ofseven semifinal. The Golden Knights, meanwhile, lead their second-round series against the San Jose Sharks 3-2 and can secure a spot in the Western Conference final by winning Game 6 on the road Sunday night (7:30 p.m., NBCSN). Id be the first one to tell you weve accomplished nothing,Ž Cooper said. Weve won a couple of games in this series. Youve got to win four, not three.Ž Tampa Bays Alex Killorn, who had the primary assist on Dan Girardis overtime goal that pushed the Bruins to the brink of elimination in Game 4, said theres a sense of urgency to end the series and avoid a return trip to Boston. I think it has to looked at that way,Ž Killorn said. Thats a great team. You go back to Boston, you give them a chance to get back in the series, you never know what will happen.Ž As tempting as it may to be think about how close the Golden Knights are to reaching the Westeren Conference final, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said the teams mind-set is much the same as its been all season. I think we had this mentality all year long: its all about the next game,Ž the three-time Stanley Cup champion said. Vegas can become the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in its inaugural season. The leagues first-ever postseason saw the Toronto Arenas win the 1918 NHL Final against the Montreal Canadiens before defeating the Pacific Coast Hockey Associations Vancouver Millionaires to win the Stanley Cup. In 1968, the St. Louis Blues defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota North Stars to emerge from the all-expansion West Division to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSLightning, Golden Knights 1 win from conference “ nals MARCHANDFrom Page 1AP PHOTOBoston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) is escorted to the penalty box during the second period of Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Boston on May 2. By KAREL JANICEKAssociated PressHERNING, Denmark „ South Koreas debut at the world ice hockey championship was memorable for the wrong reason as it lost to Finland 8-0 on Saturday. Also, France beat Belarus 6-2 to rebound from losing to Russia 7-0 on Friday in Group A in Copenhagen. Latvia outlasted Norway to win 3-2 in overtime, and Switzerland prevailed over Austria 3-2, also in overtime. Sebastian Aho scored twice and added two assists for Finland. His NHL teammate Teuvo Teravainen also had a goal and three assists. Weve been playing together a couple years now, we know our game pretty good, and we know where we are on the ice,Ž Teravainen said. We just try to make some plays and have some fun.Ž Canada-born Matt Dalton in the South Korea goal made 37 saves. You cannot give up three short-handed goals,Ž Dalton said. Its a different level.Ž South Korea next faces Canada. Latvias Rudolfs Balcers scored just 24 seconds into overtime to settle their match with Norway in Herning. Anders Bastiansen and Alexander Bonsaksen established a 2-0 lead for Norway before Balcers reduced the deficit with his first goal and Rodrigo Abols equalized in the third period. Enzo Corvi scored the winner for Switzerland with 1:42 remaining against Austria in Copenhagen. Nino Niederreiter and Gaetan Haas also had a goal each for a Swiss 2-0 lead. With eight minutes remaining in the second, Austria defenseman Steven Strong received a hit from Sven Andrighetto and was taken off on a stretcher. Dominic Zwerger scored the first goal for Austria on the subsequent power play and Manuel Ganahl equalized in the final period, forcing overtime. Later Saturday, the United States faced Denmark a day after beating tournament favorite Canada, and the Czech Republic took on Slovakia.HOCKEYFinland routs Korea 8-1 in worlds debut, US faces DenmarkAP PHOTOFinlands Sebastian Aho after scoring a goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships match between Finland and South Korea at the Jyske bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, on Saturday By REGINA GARCIA CANO AND W.G. RAMIREZAssociated PressLAS VEGAS „ The Golden Knights goldand-grey-on-black helmets are everywhere. Theyre on T-shirts and hats worn by mall patrons, on jerseys of moviegoers, on stuffed animals, on mugs and on bumper stickers deep in suburbia. Bars far from the citys tourist-driven areas show the games on TV, and watch parties have become a regular activity. The arena rocks when the expansion team that has taken the league by storm appears on its home ice. A city that for years longed for a major sports franchise has truly embraced the Knights. Its so much different live than it is on TV. Its a whole different experience,Ž said David Santangelo, a Las Vegas resident who is a season ticket holder and longtime hockey fan. People fall in love with it. So many people I talk to at work are saying that they didnt know it was so exciting. People are really starting to learn about it now.Ž Santangelo, who was wearing a Knights jersey, was among hundreds who attended a party Monday in downtown Las Vegas to watch Game 3 of the Knights second-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. The Golden Knights have a 3-2 series lead after a 5-3 victory over San Jose on Friday night. For years, questions were raised over whether the touristdriven city with a long history of hosting big events could support a big league team night after night. Gambling and a relatively small market size steered major franchises elsewhere. Before the Knights dropped the puck, there were naysayers even though initial ticket demand was high. Average game attendance at T-Mobile Arena is now 18,042. Tourists and comped high-rollers have surely caught games. So have tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, rapper Lil Jon, poker pro Daniel Negreanu and slugger Bryce Harper before baseball season started. But defying some of those early predictions, its been regular residents and their children who have filled the stands game after game. The crowds bode well for the NFLs Raiders, who are due to move to Sin City in 2020. The Knights „ who were 200-1 at many sports books to win the Stanley Cup before the season began „ proudly declare themselves Vegas Born. Their success on the ice has certainly influenced attendance, but it may also have to do with the citys desperate need for fellowship around the time the season opened. The Knights home opener in October came only a few days after the city suffered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The team retired jersey No. 58 during its final home game of the regular season to honor the victims. A banner with 58 stars was hoisted into the rafters. The victims names were also projected on the ice. I think because all the players are from different places and Las Vegas is a melting pot of people from different places, its just really brought community together to have our own team,Ž said fan Angel Ashby. This is a Vegas-born team. It isnt from somewhere else.Ž NHLVegas has fallen in love with Golden Knights


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Martincf412010.282 Candelario3b400012.281 Castellanosrf513102.313 Martinezdh412110.258 Joneslf400000.250 Hicks1b401101.250 McCannc402000.278 Iglesiasss401000.212 Machado2b401001.205 TOTALS37312336 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaydh401012.275 Solerrf400001.297 Moustakas3b300012.290 Perezc400000.269 Duda1b412000.239 Almontecf411102.226 Gordonlf400000.288 Escobarss300011.217 Goins2b401002.256 TOTALS34251310 DETROIT300000000„3122 KANSASCITY000001001„250 E„Martin(1),Hicks(3).LOB„Detroit10, KansasCity8.2B„Martin(6),Castellanos2 (9),Martinez(6),Hicks(4),Duda2(3).3B„ Castellanos(3).HR„Almonte(3),offHardy. RBIs„Castellanos(21),Martinez(14),Hicks (6),Almonte(8).CS„Martin(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit6 (Martin,Martinez,Jones3,McCann)Kansas City5(Jay,Soler,Moustakas2,Almonte). RISP„Detroit2for10KansasCity1for8. GIDP„Iglesias. DP„KansasCity2(Moustakas,Goins, Duda),(Perez,Escobar). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Zmrmnn,W,2-052 003585 4.88 Hardy,H,111110021 9.00 Wilson,H,51.10 000117 4.58 Stumpf,H,5.10 00015 2.92 Jimenez,H,5.10 00002 2.70 Greene,S,6-812 100325 4.50 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Hammel,L,0-46.210 3315100 4.78 Flynn.10001063.60 Keller110000172.84 Adam110011190.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Flynn2-0. Umpires„Home,LazDiazFirst,Jansen ViscontiSecond,MannyGonzalezThird,Jeff Nelson. T„3:06.A„20,708(37,903).PHILLIES3,NATIONALS1PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b511002.282 Hoskinslf311221.286 Nerisp000000.000 Herreracf300011.322 Santana1b411001.167 Franco3b401100.271 Williamsrf-lf300012.190 Kingeryss301001.212 Ramosp000000--Hunterp000000--Garciap000000--a-Altherrph-rf000010.212 Velasquezp201000.364 Florimonss200002.222 Knappc301011.180 TOTALS32373611 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Harperrf400002.255 Rendon3b200021.276 Adams1b300011.284 Kendrick2b400001.283 Stevensonlf401000.308 Severinoc000030.250 b-Turnerph000010.282 Bautistacf300001.000 Solisp000000--Suerop000000--c-Wietersph100000.208 Roarkp100000.143 Taylorcf100010.198 Difoss411101.287 TOTALS2712187 PHILADELPHIA200001000„370 WASHINGTON000010000„120 a-walkedforGarciainthe9th.b-walkedfor Severinointhe9th.c-poppedoutforSuero inthe9th. LOB„Philadelphia8,Washington8.3B„ Santana(1).HR„Hoskins(5),offRoark Difo(2),offVelasquez.RBIs„Hoskins2(22), Franco(25),Difo(11). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Philadelphia4(Hoskins3, Santana)Washington2(Adams,Difo). RISP„Philadelphia2for8Washington0for 3. Runnersmovedup„Knapp.GIDP„ Hernandez,Velasquez,Bautista. DP„Philadelphia2(Franco,Santana), (Hernandez,Santana)Washington2 (Kendrick,Difo,Adams),(Difo,Adams). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Velasquez,W,2-451 114492 5.14 Ramos,H,211 001115 0.64 Hunter,H,21.10 001123 3.18 Garcia,H,5.20 000052.70 Neris,S,6-710 002117 2.77 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Roark,L,.26.1633391153.65 Solis1.200011204.05 Suero110021250.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Garcia1-0,Solis 1-0.HBP„Velasquez(Roark).WP„Neris. Umpires„Home,MikeMuchlinskiFirst, SeanBarberSecond,MikeWintersThird, RobDrake. T„3:13.A„34,687(41,313).RAYS5,BLUEJAYS3TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezrf412202.270 Donaldson3b300010.238 Solartedh400001.268 Pillarcf401000.310 Martinc400001.145 Morales1b400002.160 GurrielJr.2b311101.222 Pompeylf301001.333 Diazss312000.210 TOTALS3237318 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Spanlf411110.256 Crondh411100.261 Duffy3b310112.286 Miller1b201021.243 Ramosc401100.307 Wendle2b400001.300 Hechavarriass300010.260 Smithcf222020.337 Fieldrf300001.265 TOTALS2956475 TORONTO000100020„373 TAMPABAY10120001X„560 E„Martin(3),GurrielJr.2(2).LOB„Toronto 3,TampaBay10.2B„Diaz(4),Smith(4). HR„Hernandez(5),offFariaGurrielJr.(2),off Romo.RBIs„Hernandez2(14),GurrielJr.(7), Span(24),Cron(20),Duffy(9),Ramos(16). SB„Span(3),Smith(7),Field(1).SF„Cron, Duffy.S„Field. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Toronto1 (Solarte)TampaBay5(Span,Duffy,Wendle, Hechavarria,Field).RISP„Toronto1for4 TampaBay2for12. Runnersmovedup„Donaldson,Field.GIDP„ Donaldson,Solarte,Cron. DP„Toronto1(Diaz,GurrielJr., Morales)TampaBay2(Faria,Hechavarria, Miller),(Wendle,Miller). TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Sanchez,L,.23.25 424385 4.14 Loup1.10002130 4.97 Oh20001026 1.76 Clippard11 100114 1.56 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Faria,W,3-15.13 111473 4.15 Roe,H,91.11000115 4.15 Alvarado,H,9.10 00003 2.40 Romo,H,3.13220114 6.75 Colome,S,6-81.200002194.91 Inheritedrunners-scored„Loup1-0,Roe2-0, Alvarado1-0. Umpires„Home,CBBucknorFirst,Jeremie RehakSecond,BrianONoraThird,Fieldin Culbreth. T„2:52.A„16,297(42,735).ROCKIES2,METS0COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf301010.294 Desmond1b400001.177 Arenado3b411102.321 Storyss300012.230 Iannettac311000.222 Cuevaslf401000.333 C.Gonzalezrf300012.215 Valaika2b301001.103 c-Dahlph101100.286 Davisp000000--Bettisp200001.063 b-Parraph100000.250 Ottavinop000000--Castro2b000000.167 TOTALS3126239 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf300011.268 Cespedeslf400000.240 Cabrera2b402001.336 Brucerf402000.245 Frazier3b300011.255 A.Gonzalez1b400000.221 Nidoc300000.152 d-Lagaresph100000.326 Matzp200000.111 Sewaldp000000.000 a-Floresph101000.220 Gsellmanp000000.000 Rosarioss301000.237 TOTALS3206023 COLORADO100000001„260 NEWYORK000000000„060 a-singledforSewaldinthe7th.b-”iedoutfor Bettisinthe8th.c-singledforValaikainthe 9th.d-groundedoutforNidointhe9th. LOB„Colorado6,NewYork7.2B„Bruce(7). HR„Arenado(8),offMatz.RBIs„Arenado (21),Dahl(5).SB„Blackmon(3),Story(7), Cespedes(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Colorado 3(Desmond,Cuevas,Valaika)NewYork2 (Bruce,A.Gonzalez).RISP„Colorado1for7 NewYork0for4. Runnersmovedup„Cuevas,Parra.LIDP„ Desmond,Frazier. DP„Colorado1(Story,Valaika)NewYork1 (Nimmo,Frazier). COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Bettis,W,4-176 001294 2.05 Ottavino,H,810 001118 0.50 Davis,S,13-1410 000013 2.51 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,.163 111588 4.23 Sewald1000019 3.06 Gsellman23 112330 4.00 HBP„Gsellman(Iannetta).WP„Gsellman. PB„Nido(1). Umpires„Home,MikeEstabrookFirst,Eric CooperSecond,ChadFairchildThird,Bruce Dreckman. T„2:28.A„37,550(41,922).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Betts,Boston,34; Gregorius,NewYork,27; Springer,Houston,27; Judge,NewYork,26;Trout, LosAngeles,26;Lindor, Cleveland,25;Semien,Oakland,25;Gardner,NewYork, 24;Stanton,NewYork,23;4 tiedat22. RBI: Lowrie,Oakland, 31;Gregorius,NewYork, 30;GSanchez,NewYork, 28;Haniger,Seattle,27; Machado,Baltimore,27; Betts,Boston,26;KDavis, Oakland,26;Correa,Houston,25;Martinez,Boston,25; Segura,Seattle,24. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,5-1;Porcello,Boston, 5-0;Severino,NewYork,5-1; 12tiedat4. ERA: Verlander,Houston, 1.13;Sabathia,NewYork, 1.39;Cole,Houston,1.42; Manaea,Oakland,1.63; Morton,Houston,1.72. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston, 77;Verlander,Houston,62; Paxton,Seattle,60;Bauer, Cleveland,54. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Markakis, Atlanta,.333;Cabrera,New York,.330;Pham,St.Louis, .327;Arenado,Colorado, .324;Herrera,Philadelphia, .322;Freeman,Atlanta, .319;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, .313;Flaherty,Atlanta,.310; Winker,Cincinnati,.310; Castro,Miami,.302. RUNS: Albies,Atlanta,32; Harper,Washington,29; Blackmon,Colorado,27; Freeman,Atlanta,24; Pham,St.Louis,24;CTaylor,LosAngeles,24;6tied at22. RBI: Baez,Chicago,28; Harper,Washington,28; Cespedes,NewYork, 26;Franco,Philadelphia, 25;Pollock,Arizona,25; Albies,Atlanta,24;Freeman,Atlanta,24;Markakis, Atlanta,24;3tiedat22. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta,41; Albies,Atlanta,38;Cabrera, NewYork,38;Freeman, Atlanta,38;Herrera, Philadelphia,37;Peraza, Cincinnati,37;Turner, Washington,37;Dickerson, Pittsburgh,36;Marte,Pittsburgh,36;3tiedat35. PITCHING: Scherzer,Washington,6-1;Corbin,Arizona, 4-0;Godley,Arizona,4-2; Gonzalez,Washington,4-2 ERA: Cueto,SanFrancisco, 0.84;Garcia,Miami,1.09; Martinez,St.Louis,1.40; Scherzer,Washington,1.79; deGrom,NewYork,1.87; Corbin,Arizona,2.15. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,65;Corbin, Arizona,60;Strasburg, Washington,54;deGrom, NewYork,54;Syndergaard, NewYork,49;Kershaw,Los Angeles,48;Martinez,St. Louis,45;Ray,Arizona,45.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPhillies3Nationals1: RhysHoskins hitatwo-runhomer,VinceVelasquezpitched“veeffectiveinnings andthePhiladelphiaPhilliessnapped Washingtonssix-gamewinstreak. Velasquez(2-4)allowedonerunand onehitinhis“rstwinsinceApril7. Healsostruckoutfour,walkedfour andhitabatter. Cardinals8,Cubs6,10innings: KoltenWonghitatwo-runhomerin the10thinning,cappingtheSt.Louis Cardinalsrallyandgivingthemawin overtheChicagoCubsonSaturday. Tigers3,Royals2: JordanZimmermannallowedtwohitsover“ve scorelessinnings,NicholasCastellanoshadthreeextra-basehitsand DetroitTigersbeatKansasCity. Yankees5,Indians2: SonnyGray madehissecondstraightstrong startandwonforthe“rsttimein amonth,boostingtheNewYork YankeesovertheClevelandIndians fortheir14thwinin15games. Rays5,BlueJays3: DenardSpan droveinhisteam-leading24thrun tohelpthesurgingTampaBayRays beattheTorontoBlueJays5-3on Saturdaynight. Rockies2,Mets0: ChadBettis pitchedsevenshutoutinningstolead ColoradotowininNewYork. LATEGAMES MinnesotaatChicagoWhiteSox L.A.Dodgersvs.SanDiegoat Monterrey MiamiatCincinnati PittsburghatMilwaukee SanFranciscoatAtlanta HoustonatArizona BostonatTexas HoustonatArizona BaltimoreatOakland L.A.AngelsatSeattleTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ColoradoFreeland(L)1-44.242-40-03.00.00 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)1:10p2-13.105-20-00.00.00 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)3-13.493-20-28.05.63 WashingtonScherzer(R)1:35p6-11.796-12-018.24.34 SanFran.Suarez(L)0-14.380-20-00.00.00 AtlantaSoroka(R)1:35p1-01.501-00-00.00.00 PittsburghKuhl(R)3-25.013-31-013.22.63 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)2:10p3-23.385-23-017.11.56 MiamiStraily(R)0-09.001-00-16.03.00 CincinnatiFinnegan(L)4:10p0-27.270-40-00.00.00 LosAngelesHill(L)1-16.001-23-025.01.08 SanDiegoLauer(L)4:10p0-110.130-20-00.00.00 ChicagoLester(L)2-12.735-12-130.22.93 St.LouisWacha(R)8:05p4-13.625-10-322.07.77AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ClevelandClevinger(R)2-02.823-30-02.119.29 NewYorkGerman(R)1:05p0-13.770-00-00.00.00 TorontoEstrada(R)2-26.194-20-418.210.61 TampaBayArcher(R)1:10p2-26.054-31-034.02.65 MinnesotaGibson(R)1-13.383-31-07.01.29 ChicagoShields(R)2:10p1-35.352-40-117.04.24 DetroitBoyd(L)1-22.482-31-115.26.32 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p3-23.294-22-112.06.75 BostonSale(L)2-12.144-31-07.13.68 TexasFister(R)3:05p1-22.883-20-00.00.00 BaltimoreCobb(R)0-39.680-41-06.01.50 OaklandTriggs(R)4:05p2-15.204-20-00.00.00 LosAngelesOhtani(R)2-14.433-10-00.00.00 SeattleHernandez(R)4:10p4-24.895-20-06.04.50INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2017VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA HoustonVerlander(R)4-01.135-21-06.04.50 ArizonaKoch(R)4:10p1-02.372-10-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees7,Cleveland6 TampaBay6,Toronto2 Boston5,Texas1 Minnesota6,ChicagoWhiteSox4 KansasCity4,Detroit2 Oakland6,Baltimore4 L.A.Angels5,Seattle0 NationalLeague Washington7,Philadelphia3 Cincinnati4,Miami1 Colorado8,N.Y.Mets7 SanFrancisco9,Atlanta4 Pittsburgh6,Milwaukee4 St.Louis3,ChicagoCubs2 L.A.Dodgers4,SanDiego0 Interleague Houston8,Arizona0 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague DetroitatTexas,8:05p.m. MinnesotaatSt.Louis,8:10p.m. HoustonatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague SanFranciscoatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatCincinnati,7:10p.m. MiamiatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. MinnesotaatSt.Louis,8:10p.m. WashingtonatSanDiego,10:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARMAY16-17: Ownersmeetings,NewYork. JUNE4: Amateurdraftstarts. JUNE15: Internationalamateursigning periodcloses. JULY2: Internationalamateursigning periodopens. JULY6: Lastdaytosignforamateur draftpickssubjecttodeadline. JULY17: All-StarGame,Washington. JULY29: HallofFameinductions, Cooperstown,N.Y. JULY31: Lastdaytotradeaplayer withoutsecuringwaivers. OCT.2-3: Wild-cardgames. DEC.10-13: Winter meetings,LasVegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos281043438.365 MMachadoBal321231744.358 LowrieOak321321547.356 DGordonSea311282045.352 JMartinezBos301171940.342 SimmonsLAA301092137.339 MSmithTB27891130.337 AltuveHou341352045.333 CabreraDet26931330.323 GregoriusNYY321162737.319 Homeruns Betts,Boston,13;Trout,LosAngeles,11;Gallo,Texas,10; Haniger,Seattle,10;Gregorius,NewYork,10;6tiedat9. NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. MarkakisAtl311232141.333 CabreraNYM291152238.330 PhamStL29982432.327 ArenadoCol281021733.324 OHerreraPhi311151637.322 FFreemanAtl311192438.319 DickersonPit301151836.313 RFlahertyAtl26871227.310 WinkerCin2987927.310 SCastroMia311161535.302 Homeruns Harper,Washington,12;Blackmon,Colorado,11;Albies, Atlanta,10;Pollock,Arizona,10;Villanueva,SanDiego,9; JBaez,Chica g o,8;8tiedat7.THISDATEINBASEBALL1915: AsapitcherforBoston,BabeRuthhadthree hits,includinghis“rstmajorleaguehomerunwhen heconnectedoffJackWarhopoftheNewYorkYankeesatthePoloGrounds. 1917: BobGroomoftheBrownsduplicatedteammate ErnieKoobsfeatofthepreviousdaybypitchinga3-0 no-hitvictoryagainsttheChicagoWhiteSoxinthe secondgameofadoubleheaderinSt.Louis. 1934: CarlReynolds,MooseSolters,RickFerrelland BuckyWaltershitfourconsecutivetriplesina12-run fourthinningfortheBostonRedSoxatFenwayPark, enroutetoa14-4winovertheDetroitTigers. 1941: InhislastgamebeforeenteringtheU.S.military, DetroitsHankGreenberghittwohomerunswith threeRBIstohelptheTigerstoa7-4victoryoverthe NewYorkYankees. 1951: CliffChambersofthePittsburghPiratespitched a3-0no-hitterinthesecondgameofadoubleheader againsttheBravesinBoston. 1953: BoboHollomanoftheSt.LouisBrownspitched a6-0no-hitteragainstthePhiladelphiaAthleticsin his“rstmajorleaguestart.Heneverpitchedanother completegameinthemajors. 1982: GaylordPerryoftheSeattleMarinersbecame the15thmajorleaguepitcherwith300victories whenhedefeatedtheNewYorkYankees7-3atthe Kingdome. 1984: CalRipkenoftheBaltimoreOrioleshitforthe cycleina6-1winovertheTexasRangers. 1994: AnthonyYoungwonasastarterforthe“rst timeinmorethantwoyearsastheChicagoCubsbeat thePittsburghPirates10-1.ThewinendedYoungs 29-gamelosingstreakasastarter.


The Sun / Sunday, May 6, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD MINOR LEAGUESFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GBDaytona (Reds) 19 10 .655 „ Tampa (Yankees) 16 13 .552 3 Lakeland (Tigers) 12 17 .414 7 Clearwater (Phillies) 11 17 .393 7 Florida (Braves) 11 18 .379 8 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 10 17 .370 8South Division W L Pct. GB Jupiter (Marlins) 21 8 .724 „ Bradenton (Pirates) 17 12 .586 4 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 16 13 .552 5 Charlotte (Rays) 14 15 .483 7 Fort Myers (Twins) 13 16 .448 8 St. Lucie (Mets) 12 16 .429 8 Saturdays GamesFlorida 3, Tampa 0 St. Lucie 7, Palm Beach 4 Jupiter 2, Fort Myers 1 Charlotte 8, Bradenton 6 Dunedin 7, Clearwater 3 Daytona 3, Lakeland 1Sundays GamesBradenton at Charlotte, 12:35 a.m. Tampa at Florida, 11 a.m. Dunedin at Clearwater, 1 p.m. St. Lucie at Palm Beach, 1 p.m. Jupiter at Fort Myers, 4 p.m. Lakeland at Daytona, 5:35 p.m.Mondays GamesBradenton at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Florida at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Tampa at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE CLEVELAND 2, TORONTO 0May 1: Cleveland 113, Toronto 112, OT Thursday: Cleveland 128, Toronto 110 Saturday: Toronto at Cleveland, late Monday: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday: Cleveland at Toronto, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Toronto at Cleveland, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Cleveland at Toronto, TBDBOSTON 3, PHILADELPHIA 0April 30: Boston 117, Philadelphia 101 Thursday: Boston 108, Philadelphia 103 Saturday: Boston 101, Philadelphia 98, OT Monday: 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, TBDCELTICS 101, 76ERS 98, OTBOSTON (101) Tatum 11-17 1-4 24, Horford 5-12 3-4 13, Baynes 3-7 0-0 7, Rozier 7-15 2-2 18, Smart 4-11 0-0 9, Ojeleye 1-1 0-0 3, Morris 3-14 2-2 9, Larkin 1-2 0-0 2, Brown 6-12 1-2 16. Totals 41-91 9-14 101. PHILADELPHIA (98) Covington 0-8 1-2 1, Saric 4-11 1-3 11, Embiid 10-26 2-3 22, Simmons 8-14 0-0 16, Redick 6-15 3-4 18, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Ilyasova 4-9 4-4 14, McConnell 2-2 0-0 4, Belinelli 4-12 2-2 12. Totals 38-97 13-18 98. BOSTON 19 29 21 20 12 „ 101 PHILADELPHIA 20 31 17 21 9 „ 98 3-Point Goals„Boston 10-38 (Brown 3-6, Rozier 2-8, Ojeleye 1-1, Baynes 1-2, Tatum 1-4, Morris 1-7, Smart 1-7, Larkin 0-1, Horford 0-2), Philadelphia 9-30 (Redick 3-8, Saric 2-4, Ilyasova 2-5, Belinelli 2-7, Embiid 0-1, Covington 0-5). Fouled Out„Embiid, Smart. Rebounds„Boston 49 (Baynes 10), Philadelphia 50 (Embiid 19). Assists„Boston 19 (Tatum 4), Philadelphia 23 (Simmons 8). Total Fouls„Boston 20, Philadelphia 14. A„20,758 (21,600).WESTERN CONFERENCE HOUSTON 2, UTAH 1April 29: Houston 110, Utah 96 Wednesday: Utah 116, Houston 108 Friday: Houston 113, Utah 92 Today: Houston at Utah, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Utah at Houston, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Houston at Utah, TBD x-Monday, May 14: Utah at Houston, TBDGOLDEN STATE 2, NEW ORLEANS 1April 28: Golden State 123, New Orleans 101 May 1: Golden State 121, New Orleans 116 Friday: New Orleans 119, Golden State 100 Today: Golden State at New Orleans, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday: New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 10: Golden State at New Orleans, TBD x-Monday, May 14: New Orleans at Golden State, TBDODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLToday National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINEat New York -185 Colorado +170 at Atlanta -136 San Francisco +126 at Washington -180 Philadelphia +165 at Milwaukee -142 Pittsburgh +132 at Cincinnati -114 Miami +104 Los Angeles -175 at San Diego +163 at St. Louis -119 Chicago +109American Leagueat New York -140 Cleveland +130 at Tampa Bay -134 Toronto +124 Minnesota -140 at Chicago +130 at Kansas City -145 Detroit +135 Boston -230 at Texas +210 at Oakland -180 Baltimore +165 Los Angeles -132 at Seattle +122InterleagueHouston -190 at Arizona +175NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Golden State 5 231 at New Orlns Houston 6 208 at UtahNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Stanley Cup PlayoffsTodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Tampa Bay -170 Boston +158 at San Jose -135 Vegas +125 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Reinstated LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from the family medical leave list. Optioned LHP Bobby Poyner to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Placed INF Yon Moncada on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Jos Rondn from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Acquired RHP Oliver Drake from Milwaukee for cash considerations and added him to the major league roster. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed C Jason Castro on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Sent 2B Rougned Odor on rehab assignment to Frisco (Texas).National LeagueNEW YORK METS „ Designated RHP Matt Harvey for assignment. Recalled RHP Hansel Robles from Las Vegas (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Reinstated 3B Anthony Rendon from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Adrian Sanchez to Syracuse (IL).American AssociationKANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed C Adrian Nieto. ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed INF J.J. Gould. FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueMINNESOTA VIKINGS „ Signed DT Jaylen Holmes and TE Tyler Conklin.HOCKEYEast Coast Hockey LeagueECHL „ Suspended Fort Waynes Daniel Maggio one game and “ ned him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a May 4 game against Toledo. Suspended Floridas Brett Bulmer one game and “ ned him an undisclosed amount and suspended Orlandos Sean Zimmerman one game for their actions in a May 4 game.PRO HOCKEYNHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE WASHINGTON 3, PITTSBURGH 2April 26: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2 April 29: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 1May 1: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3Thursday: Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1Saturday : Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3Monday: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.x-Wednesday : Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m.CAPITALS 6, PENGUINS 3PITTSBURGH 1 2 0 „ 3 WASHINGTON 2 0 4 „ 6First Period„1, Pittsburgh, Oleksiak 1 (Brassard, Schultz), 2:23. 2, Washington, Carlson 3 (Kuznetsov, Oshie), 18:22 (pp). 3, Washington, Connolly 2 (Eller, Vrana), 18:55. Penalties„Niskanen, WSH, (holding), 7:15; Ruhwedel, PIT, (hooking), 10:04; Simon, PIT, (tripping), 17:11; Ovechkin, WSH, (hooking), 19:58. Second Period„4, Pittsburgh, Crosby 9 (Schultz, Kessel), 4:43 (pp). 5, Pittsburgh, Hornqvist 5 (Kessel, Malkin), 7:45 (pp). Penalties„Ovechkin, WSH, (slashing), 4:24; Smith-Pelly, WSH, (tripping), 6:57; SmithPelly, WSH, (tripping), 16:39; Crosby, PIT, (hooking), 17:22. Third Period„6, Washington, Kuznetsov 6 (Vrana, Niskanen), 0:52. 7, Washington, Vrana 2 (Kuznetsov, Ovechkin), 15:22. 8, Washington, Oshie 5, 18:29. 9, Washington, Eller 3, 19:54. Penalties„None. Shots on Goal„Pittsburgh 13-18-8„39. Washington 13-5-14„32. Power -play opportunities„Pittsburgh 2 of 5; Washington 1 of 3. Goalies„Pittsburgh, Murray 6-5 (30 shots-26 saves). Washington, Holtby 7-3 (39-36). A„18,506 (18,277). T„2:44. Referees„Marc Joannette, Wes McCauley. Linesmen„Devin Berg, Jonny Murray.TAMPA BAY 3, BOSTON 1April 28: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2April 30: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 2 Wednesday: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 1Friday: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3, OTToday: Boston at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m.x-Tuesday: Tampa Bay at Boston, TBDx-Thursday, May 10: Boston at Tampa Bay, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCE WINNIPEG 2, NASHVILLE 2April 27: Winnipeg 4, Nashville 1April 29: Nashville 5, Winnipeg 4, 2OT May 1: Winnipeg 7, Nashville 4 Thursday: Nashville 2, Winnipeg 1 Saturday: Winnipeg at Nashville, late Monday: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 10: Winnipeg at Nashville, TBDVEGAS 3, SAN JOSE 2April 26: Vegas 7, San Jose 0April 28: San Jose 4, Vegas 3, 2OT April 30: Vegas 4, San Jose 3, OT Wednesday: San Jose 4, Vegas 0 Friday: Vegas 5, San Jose 3 Today : Vegas at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday : San Jose at Vegas, TBDAHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternDIVISION FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION LEHIGH VALLEY 1, CHARLOTTE 1Friday : Lehigh Valley 2, Charlotte 1 Saturday : Charlotte 6, Lehigh Valley 0 Tuesday : Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Wednesday : Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12: Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 6 p.m. x-Monday, May 14: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 15: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.NORTH DIVISION TORONTO 2, SYRACUSE 0Thursday : Toronto 6, Syracuse 4 Saturday : Toronto 2, Syracuse 1, 2OT Sunday : Toronto at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Tuesday : Toronto at Syracuse, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, May 12: Syracuse at Toronto, 4 p.m. x-Monday, May 14: Toronto at Syracuse, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 16: Syracuse at Toronto, 7 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION ROCKFORD 2, MANITOBA 0Friday : Rockford 4, Manitoba 2Saturday : Rockford 4, Manitoba 1Wednesday : Manitoba at Rockford, 8 p.m.Friday, May 11: Manitoba at Rockford, 8 p.m.x-Saturday, May 12: Manitoba at Rockford, 7 p.m.x-Tuesday, May 15: Rockford at Manitoba, 8 p.m.x-Wednesday, May 16: Rockford at Manitoba, 8 p.m.PACIFIC DIVISION TUCSON 1, TEXAS 1May 2: Tucson 2, Texas 1, OT Friday : Texas 4, Tucson 1 Monday : Tucson at Texas, 8 p.m. Wednesday : Tucson at Texas, 8 p.m. Friday, May 11: Tucson at Texas, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 13: Texas at Tucson, 9:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 14: Texas at Tucson, 9:05 p.m.ECHL PLAYOFF GLANCEAll Times EasternDivision Semi“ 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 Division Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionAdirondack 2, Manchester 2 Friday, April 27: Manchester 5, Adirondack 3 Saturday, April 28: Adirondack 5, Manchester 1 Tuesday, May 1: Adirondack 5, Manchester 3 Thursday, May 3: Manchester 3, Adirondack 0 Sunday, May 6: Adirondack at Manchester, 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 7: Adirondack at Manchester, 7:00 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Manchester at Adirondack, 7:00 p.m.South Division Florida 3, Orlando 1Friday, April 27: Florida 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Florida 5, Orlando 1 Thursday, May 3: Florida 5, Orlando 1 Friday, May 4: Orlando 5, Florida 3 Sunday, May 6: Florida at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Orlando at Florida, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Orlando at Florida, 7:30 p.m.Western Conference Central DivisionFort Wayne 3, Toledo 2 Saturday, April 28: Fort Wayne 5, Toledo 3 Sunday, April 29: Toledo 2, Fort Wayne 1 Wednesday, May 2: Toledo 4, Fort Wayne 3 Friday, May 4: Fort Wayne 3, Toledo 1 Saturday, May 5: Fort Wayne 4, Toledo 1 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 4, Idaho 0 Saturday, April 28: Colorado 1, Idaho 0, OT Sunday, April 29: Colorado 6, Idaho 2 Wednesday, May 2: Colorado 3, Idaho 2 Thursday, May 3: Colorado 1, Idaho 0, OTGOLFPGA TOURWELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.; Purse: $7.7 million; Yardage: 7,554; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundJason Day 69-67-67„203 Nick Watney 72-67-66„205 Peter Uihlein 72-72-62„206 Bryson DeChambeau 75-65-66„206 Paul Casey 69-68-69„206 Aaron Wise 68-68-70„206 Sam Saunders 70-69-68„207 Charl Schwartzel 70-67-70„207 Johnson Wagner 67-71-69„207 Phil Mickelson 72-72-64„208 Adam Hadwin 73-71-65„209 Talor Gooch 71-72-66„209 Patrick Reed 71-71-67„209 Luke List 70-72-67„209 Rickie Fowler 72-69-68„209 Rory McIlroy 68-76-66„210 Chesson Hadley 70-74-66„210 Francesco Molinari 70-72-68„210 Michael Thompson 68-73-69„210 Cameron Tringale 70-70-70„210 Emiliano Grillo 68-71-71„210 Charles Howell III 71-68-71„210 Kyle Stanley 67-72-71„210 Peter Malnati 67-68-75„210 Graeme McDowell 71-73-67„211 Daniel Berger 73-69-69„211 Jonas Blixt 71-71-69„211 Greg Chalmers 71-70-70„211 Troy Merritt 72-69-70„211 Joel Dahmen 70-71-70„211 Tiger Woods 71-73-68„212 Brandon Harkins 73-71-68„212 Harold Varner III 72-72-68„212 Austin Cook 71-72-69„212 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-71-69„212 Justin Thomas 73-69-70„212 Alex Cejka 70-71-71„212 Tyrrell Hatton 67-73-72„212 Sam Burns 69-70-73„212 Seamus Power 74-71-68„213 Brian Harman 72-73-68„213 Corey Conners 75-69-69„213 J.B. Holmes 71-73-69„213 Beau Hossler 68-76-69„213 Byeong Hun An 73-70-70„213 Ross Fisher 69-73-71„213 Webb Simpson 72-70-71„213 Vaughn Taylor 74-68-71„213 Martin Kaymer 73-67-73„213 Jason Dufner 68-72-73„213 Shawn Stefani 71-69-73„213 Robert Streb 73-72-69„214 Blayne Barber 71-73-70„214 Mackenzie Hughes 71-73-70„214 John Peterson 65-77-72„214 Sean OHair 72-70-72„214 Ollie Schniederjans 68-73-73„214 Xinjun Zhang 71-69-74„214 T.J. Vogel 69-75-71„215 Grayson Murray 73-71-71„215 Shane Lowry 74-70-71„215 Brooks Koepka 72-72-71„215 Jonathan Randolph 74-69-72„215 Stewart Cink 71-72-72„215 Rory Sabbatini 71-71-73„215 Bud Cauley 69-76-71„216 Tony Finau 69-76-71„216 Chris Stroud 73-72-71„216 Martin Flores 72-73-71„216 Xander Schauffele 74-71-71„216 Tom Lovelady 68-76-72„216 Patrick Rodgers 71-73-72„216 Jhonattan Vegas 70-74-72„216 Brice Garnett 71-72-73„216 Keith Mitchell 67-74-75„216 MADE CUT DID NOT FINISH Adam Scott 75-70-72„217 Tom Hoge 73-72-72„217 Hideki Matsuyama 77-68-72„217 Keegan Bradley 68-77-72„217 C.T. Pan 73-70-74„217 Billy Hurley III 71-74-73„218 Tyrone Van Aswegen 72-73-74„219 Andrew Putnam 74-71-74„219 Tyler Duncan 73-72-75„220 J.J. Henry 73-72-75„220 Ryan Blaum 75-70-75„220 Fabin Gmez 71-74-75„220LPGA TOUR TEXAS CLASSIC LEADERBOARDSaturday at Old American GC, The Colony, Texas; Purse: $1.3 million; Yardage: 6,475. Par: 71First RoundJenny Shin 34-31„65 Sung Hyun Park 34-31„65 Moriya Jutanugarn 35-31„66 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 32-34„66 Yu Liu 36-31„67 Sei Young Kim 35-32„67 Jin Young Ko 34-33„67 Jane Park 34-33„67 Sandra Gal 36-31„67 P.K. Kongkraphan 35-32„67 Mo Martin 34-33„67 In Gee Chun 35-32„67 Nicole Broch Larsen 35-32„67 Katie Burnett 34-33„67 Mi Jung Hur 32-35„67 Su Oh 33-35„68 Lindy Duncan 36-32„68 Ariya Jutanugarn 35-33„68 Gaby Lopez 34-34„68 Hee Young Park 37-31„68 Minjee Lee 35-33„68 Morgan Pressel 34-34„68 Daniela Darquea 37-32„69 Alison Walshe 35-34„69 Laetitia Beck 36-33„69 Paula Creamer 35-34„69 Laura Davies 36-33„69 Lydia Ko 35-34„69 Jackie Stoelting 35-34„69 Emily K. Pedersen 34-35„69 Sun Young Yoo 36-33„69 Aditi Ashok 35-34„69 Mariah Stackhouse 36-33„69 Daniela Iacobelli 35-34„69 Perrine Delacour 36-33„69 Jaye Marie Green 35-34„69 Mi Hyang Lee 37-33„70 Ally McDonald 36-34„70 Ayako Uehara 37-33„70 Jacqui Concolino 36-34„70 Amelia Lewis 37-33„70 Celine Boutier 36-34„70 Benyapa Niphatsophon 36-34„70 Kelly Shon 35-35„70 Alena Sharp 34-36„70 Tiffany Joh 37-33„70 Katherine Kirk 37-33„70 Wichanee Meechai 33-37„70 Nontaya Srisawang 36-35„71 Brittany Marchand 36-35„71 Maddie McCrary 36-35„71 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 36-35„71 Kim Kaufman 38-33„71 Karrie Webb 38-33„71 Anna Nordqvist 37-34„71 Brittany Lincicome 37-34„71 Cheyenne Woods 38-33„71 Gemma Dryburgh 37-34„71 Katelyn Sepmoree 37-34„71 Luna Sobron 37-34„71 Emily Tubert 36-35„71 Vicky Hurst 37-34„71 Sophia Popov 36-35„71 Camilla Lennarth 38-33„71 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 37-34„71 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 36-35„71 Xiyu Lin 36-35„71 Cristie Kerr 36-35„71 Brooke M. Henderson 36-35„71 Joanna Klatten 37-35„72 Rebecca Artis 35-37„72 Sarah Jane Smith 38-34„72 Brittany Altomare 37-35„72 Jennifer Song 34-38„72 Angela Stanford 36-36„72 Brittany Lang 38-34„72 Lauren Kim 38-34„72 Becky Morgan 37-35„72 Sandra Changkija 35-37„72 Caroline Hedwall 38-34„72 Hannah Green 38-34„72 Caroline Inglis 36-36„72 Thidapa Suwannapura 36-36„72 Ashleigh Buhai 36-36„72 Lauren Coughlin 37-35„72 Dani Holmqvist 36-36„72 Samantha Troyanovich 37-36„73 Jennifer Hahn 36-37„73 Kristy McPherson 38-35„73 Dottie Ardina 37-36„73 Cydney Clanton 38-35„73 Candie Kung 38-35„73 Celine Herbin 39-34„73 Yani Tseng 33-40„73 Megan Khang 38-35„73 Martina Edberg 37-36„73 Annie Park 39-34„73 Madeleine Sheils 39-34„73 Mind Muangkhumsakul 39-35„74 Danah Bordner 37-37„74 Jessy Tang 38-36„74 Juli Inkster 37-37„74 Alexandra Newell 39-35„74 Allison Emrey 40-34„74 Paula Reto 39-35„74 Julieta Granada 38-36„74 Maria Hernandez 38-36„74 Jimin Kang 38-36„74 Giulia Molinaro 37-37„74 Min Lee 38-36„74 Peiyun Chien 39-35„74 Wei-Ling Hsu 36-38„74 Stacy Lewis 38-36„74 Mirim Lee 40-34„74 Hannah Arnold 37-37„74 Brianna Do 38-36„74 Brittany Benvenuto 39-35„74 Mina Harigae 37-38„75 Karine Icher 39-36„75 Harang Lee 39-36„75 Dori Carter 38-37„75 Chirapat Jao-Javanil 38-37„75 Ilhee Lee 39-36„75 Holly Clyburn 39-36„75 aKennedy Pedigo 39-36„75 Cindy LaCrosse 39-36„75 Leticia Ras-Anderica 39-36„75 Christina Kim 36-39„75 Maria Torres 38-37„75 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 39-36„75 Katherine Perry 39-37„76 a-Annika Clark 39-37„76 Kassidy Teare 40-36„76 Lee-Anne Pace 41-36„77 Natalie Gulbis 41-36„77 Kendall Dye 41-36„77 Beth Allen 40-37„77 Nannette Hill 40-37„77 Jing Yan 37-40„77 Lee Lopez 40-38„78 Alison Lee 42-37„79 aMeagan Winans 39-40„79 Lorie Kane 42-38„80 Stephanie Louden 45-40„85CHAMPIONS TOUR INSPERITY INVITATIONALSaturday at The Woodlands CC; The Woodlands, Texas; Purse: $2.2 million; Yardage: 7,002; Par: 72Second RoundBernhard Langer 63-72„135 Tom Pernice Jr. 68-68„136 Miguel Angel Jimnez 67-69„136 Mark Calcavecchia 67-69„136 Scott Dunlap 66-70„136 Bart Bryant 70-67„137 Jeff Maggert 66-71„137 Kenny Perry 73-65„138 Lee Janzen 72-66„138 Paul Goydos 70-68„138 Olin Browne 70-68„138 Corey Pavin 70-68„138 Mike Goodes 68-70„138 Joe Durant 68-70„138 Russ Cochran 68-70„138 Kevin Sutherland 70-69„139 Todd Hamilton 70-69„139 Marco Dawson 69-70„139 Brandt Jobe 69-70„139 Tom Lehman 67-72„139 Sandy Lyle 67-72„139 Wes Short, Jr. 72-68„140 Steve Pate 69-71„140 Colin Montgomerie 68-72„140 David Frost 68-72„140 Clark Dennis 73-68„141 Billy Mayfair 72-69„141 John Huston 72-69„141 Tom Byrum 71-70„141 Duffy Waldorf 70-71„141 Paul Broadhurst 70-71„141 Michael Allen 70-71„141 Willie Wood 70-71„141 Glen Day 70-71„141 David Toms 70-71„141 Tommy Armour III 70-71„141 Jerry Kelly 69-72„141 Woody Austin 69-72„141 Jesper Parnevik 69-72„141 Michael Bradley 68-73„141 Jerry Smith 72-70„142 Esteban Toledo 72-70„142 Carlos Franco 70-72„142 Gary Hallberg 70-72„142 Dan Forsman 70-72„142 Kirk Triplett 69-73„142 Jay Haas 68-74„142 Scott Parel 68-74„142 Doug Garwood 67-75„142 Mark OMeara 70-73„143 Scott Verplank 69-74„143 Scott McCarron 67-76„143 Tom Kite 71-73„144 Rocco Mediate 70-74„144 Jay Don Blake 70-74„144 Barry Lane 73-72„145 Fred Funk 71-74„145 Jeff Sluman 74-72„146 Stephen Ames 75-72„147 Paul McGinley 73-74„147 David McKenzie 75-73„148 Fran Quinn 73-75„148 Billy Andrade 73-75„148 Bob Gilder 73-75„148 Ian Woosnam 71-77„148 Len Mattiace 71-77„148 Blaine McCallister 71-77„148 Gene Sauers 70-78„148 Tom Purtzer 75-74„149 John Daly 72-77„149 Brad Burns 71-78„149 Mark Brooks 72-77„149 Joey Sindelar 74-78„152 Brian Henninger 76-78„154 John Harris 73-83„156 Jim Thorpe 79-80„159 M Murugiah 80-80„160EUROPEAN PGA TOURGOLFSIXESSaturday at Centurion Club, St. Albans, England; Purse: $1.2 million; Yardage: 2,335; Par: 24Session 1 Group AUnited States (Daniel Im and David Lipsky), def. Europe Women (Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda), 2-1 Thailand (Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat), def. Denmark (Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard), 5-1Group BAustralia (Sam Brazel and Wade Ormsby), tied South Korea (Soomin Lee and Jeunghun Wang), 2-2 Spain (Pablo Larrazabal and Adrian Otaegui), def. Euro p ean Ca p tains ( Thomas B j orn and Catriona Matthew), 3-0Group CItaly (Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore), def. France (Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel), 3-0 Ireland (Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan), def. Scotland (Richie Ramsey and Scott Jamieson), 3-0Group DEngland Men (Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace), tied England Women (Georgia Hall and Charley Hull), 1-1 South Africa (George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous), def. Sweden (Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren), 3-1Session 2 Group ADenmark (Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard), tied Europe Women (Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda), 1-1 Thailand (Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat), def. United States (Daniel Im and David Lipsky), 2-1Group BAustralia (Sam Brazel and Wade Ormsby), def. European Captains (Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew), 2-1 South Korea (Soomin Lee and Jeunghun Wang), def. Spain (Pablo Larrazabal and Adrian Otaegui), 3-1Group CFrance (Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel), def. Ireland (Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan), 2-1 Scotland (Richie Ramsey and Scott Jamieson), tied Italy (Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore), 1-1Group DEngland Women (Georgia Hall and Charley Hull), def. South Africa (George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous), 4-1 England Men (Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace), tied Sweden (Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren), 2-2Session 3 Group AEuropean Women (Mel Reid and Carlota Ciganda), def. Thailand (Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat), 3-0 Denmark (Thorbjorn Olesen and Lucas Bjerregaard), def. United States (Daniel Im and David Lipsky), 3-2 Note: European Women beat Denmark in playoff to claim second place in the groupGroup BSouth Korea (Soomin Lee and Jeunghun Wang), tied European Captains (Thomas Bjorn and Catriona Matthew), 1-1 Australia (Sam Brazel and Wade Ormsby), def. Spain (Pablo Larrazabal and Adrian Otaegui), 3-2Group CFrance (Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Romain Wattel), def. Scotland (Richie Ramsey and Scott Jamieson), 1-0 Ireland (Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan), def. Italy (Edoardo Molinari and Renato Paratore), 2-0Group DSweden (Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren), def. England Women (Georgia Hall and Charley Hull), 2-1 England Men (Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace), def. South Africa (George Coetzee and Haydn Porteous), 2-1FINAL STANDINGS Group A H Won Pts Thailand 3 7 6 European Women 3 5 4 Denmark 3 5 4 United States 3 5 3Group B H Won Pts Australia 3 7 7 South Korea 3 6 5 Spain 3 6 3 European Captains 3 2 1Group C H Won Pts Ireland 3 6 6 France 3 3 6 Italy 3 4 4 Scotland 3 1 1Group D H Won Pts England Men 3 5 5 England Women 3 6 4 Sweden 3 5 4 South Africa 3 5 3AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPAAA DRIVE FOR AUTISM 400Lineup after Friday qualifying for Sundays race at Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 158.103 mph. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 157.494. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 157.432. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 157.226. 5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 157.006. 6. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 156.733. 7. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 156.542. 8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 156.447. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 156.284. 10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 155.993. 11. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 155.898. 12. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 155.703. 13. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 155.871. 14. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 155.743. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 155.655. 16. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 155.514. 17. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 155.313. 18. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 155.300. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 155.219. 20. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 155.166. 21. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 155.025. 22. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 154.679. 23. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 154.500. 24. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 153.224. 25. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 154.467. 26. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr., Chevy, 154.209. 27. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 154.110. 28. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 154.011. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 153.951. 30. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 153.459. 31. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 153.178. 32. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 152.588. 33. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 152.226. 34. (55) Reed Sorenson, Chevy, 149.838. 35. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 149.701. 36. (99) Derrike Cope, Chevy, 144.671. 37. (51) Cody Ware, Chevy, 141.498. 38. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYONEMAIN FINANCIAL 200 Saturday at Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevy, 200 laps, 59 points. 2. (4) Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 2045. 3. (5) Daniel Hemric, Chevy, 200, 46. 4. (34) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200, 42. 5. (33) Tyler Reddick, Chevy, 200, 47. 6. (11) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 200, 0. 7. (2) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 200, 0. 8. (3) Matt Tifft, Chevy, 200, 35. 9. (7) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200, 41. 10. (1) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200, 35. 11. (8) Ryan Truex, Chevy, 200, 34. 12. ( 10) Jeb Burton, Chevy, 200, 25. 13. (36) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 24. 14. (35) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevy, 200, 27. 15. (37) Michael Annett, Chevy, 200, 23. 16. (18) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 200, 23. 17. (13) Ryan Sieg, Chevy, 200, 20. 18. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, 200, 19. 19. (12) Ryan Reed, Ford, 200, 18. 20. (21) Joey Gase, Chevy, 200, 17. 21. (15) Alex Labbe, Chevy, 200, 16. 22. (25) Vinnie Miller, Chevy, 200, 15. 23. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevy, 199, 14. 24. (14) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 199, 13. 25. (30) Chad Finchum, Chevy, 198, 12. 26. (38) David Starr, Chevy, 196, 11. 27. (29) Ray Black Jr, Chevy, 196, 10. 28. (17) Brandon Brown, Chevy, 195, 9. 29. (31) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 194, 8. 30. (27) Spencer Boyd, Chevy, 190, 7. 31. (39) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 188, 0. 32. (23) Garrett Smithley, Chevy, suspension, 169, 5. 33. (40) Stephen Leicht, Toyota, vibration, 149, 4. 34. (9) Ty Majeski, Ford, accident, 129, 3. 35. (22) Timmy Hill, Toyota, transmission, 113, 2. 36. (20) JJ Yeley, Chevy, vibration, 111, 1. 37. (16) Kaz Grala, Ford, accident, 76, 1. 38. (28) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, transmission, 57, 1. 39. (32) Carl Long, Toyota, brakes, 29, 1. 40. (24) Jeff Green, Chevy, vibration, 11, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 98.053 mph. Race Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes, 23 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.306 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 45 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Jones 1-22; E.Sadler 23-48; T.Majeski 49-52; M.Tifft 53; T.Reddick 54-76; J.Allgaier 77-93; B.Jones 94-104; E.Sadler 105-110; J.Allgaier 111-129; E.Sadler 130; G.Smithley 131-132; J.Allgaier 133-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Allgaier, 3 times for 101 laps; B.Jones, 2 times for 31 laps; E.Sadler, 3 times for 30 laps; T.Reddick, 1 time for 22 laps; T.Majeski, 1 time for 3 laps; G.Smithley, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Tifft, 1 time for 0 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 401; 2. J.Allgaier, 368; 3. T.Reddick, 363; 4. C.Bell, 349; 5. D.Hemric, 343; 6. C.Custer, 323; 7. B.Jones, 304; 8. R.Truex, 285; 9. M.Tifft, 270; 10. R.Reed, 252.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURMUTUA MADRID OPENSaturday at Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain; Purse: ATP, $7.43 million (Masters 1000); WTA, $8.01 million (Premier); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles First RoundCarolina Garcia (7), France, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, 6-1, 7-5. Elina Svitolina (4), Ukraine, def. Alize Cornet, France, 6-2, 6-2. Petra Martic, Croatia, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6-4, 6-2. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, def. Marta Kostyuk, Ukraine, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Julia Goerges (11), Germany, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, 6-2, 6-4. Karolina Pliskova (6), Czech Republic, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6-4, 6-2. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-4, 6-4. Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Coco Vandeweghe (12), United States, 7-5, 6-0. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, def. Venus Williams (8), United States, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, vs. Wang Qiang, China, 7-5, 7-6 (6). Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, def. Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 6-3, 6-3.Womens Doubles First RoundChan Hao-Ching, Taiwan, and Yang Zhaoxuan (8), China, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-4, 10-4. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, def. Raquel Atawo, United States, and Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, 6-2, 6-4.ATP WORLD TOURBMW OPENSaturday at MTTC Iphitos, Munich; Purse: $608,000 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsAlexander Zverev (1), Germany, def. Chung Hyeon, South Korea, 7-5, 6-2. Philipp Kohlschreiber (6), Germany, def. Maximilian Marterer, Germany, 6-2, 6-4.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsIvan Dodig, Croatia, and Rajeev Ram (2), United States, def. Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-1, 6-3.MILLENNIUM ESTORIL (PORTUGAL) OPENSaturday at Clube de Tenis do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal; Purse: $608,000 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsJoao Sousa, Portugal, def. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4). Frances Tiafoe, United States, def. Pablo Carreno Busta (2), Spain, 6-2, 6-3.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsWesley Koolhof, Netherlands, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, def. Jonathan Eysseric, France, and Joe Salisbury, Britain, 7-5, 6-3. Kyle Edmund and Cameron Norrie, Britain, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, and Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-2, 7-6 (4).TEB BNP PARIBAS ISTANBUL OPENSaturday at Garanti Koza Arena, Istanbul; Purse: $516,800 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsTaro Daniel, Japan, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Malek Jaziri, Tunisia, def. Laslo Djere, Serbia, 6-3, 6-2.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsBen Mclachlan, Japan, and Nicholas Monroe (1), United States, def. Jamie Cerretani, United States, and Daniel Nestor, Canada, 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.WTA TOURGRAND PRIX DE SAR LA PRINCESSE LALLA MERYEMSaturday at Royal Club de Tennis, Rabat, Morocco; Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipElise Mertens (1), Belgium, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia, 6-2, 7-6 (4).J&T BANKA PRAGUE OPENSaturday at TK Sparta Praha, Prague, Czech Republic, Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipPetra Kvitova (2), Czech Republic, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu (7), Romania, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York City FC 6 2 2 20 19 14 Atlanta United FC 6 1 1 19 21 9 Orlando City 5 2 1 16 16 13 New York 5 3 0 15 21 10 Columbus 4 3 3 15 13 10 New England 4 3 2 14 15 12 Montreal 3 6 0 9 14 23 Chicago 2 3 2 8 11 12 Philadelphia 2 4 2 8 6 13 Toronto FC 2 4 1 7 9 13 D.C. United 1 4 2 5 8 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Sporting Kansas City 5 2 2 17 20 12 Los Angeles FC 5 2 1 16 18 14 Vancouver 4 5 1 13 10 18 FC Dallas 3 1 4 13 11 7 Minnesota United 4 5 0 12 12 16 LA Galaxy 3 4 1 10 10 13 Real Salt Lake 3 4 1 10 9 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 4 2 5 5 9 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameToronto FC 3, Philadelphia 0Saturdays GamesMontreal 4, New England 2 New York 4, New York City FC 0 Minnesota United 1, Vancouver 0 FC Dallas 1, Los Angeles FC 1, tie Columbus 0, Seattle 0, tie Atlanta United FC at Chicago, late Colorado at Sporting Kansas City, late LA Galaxy at Houston, late Portland at San Jose, lateTodays GameReal Salt Lake at Orlando City, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 5 0 1 16 11 4 Seattle 3 1 1 10 7 5 Chicago 2 2 3 9 9 8 Portland 2 2 2 8 9 9 Orlando 2 2 2 8 6 6 Washington 1 2 2 5 7 8 Houston 1 3 2 5 4 9 Utah 0 1 4 4 3 4 Sky Blue FC 0 3 1 1 3 6 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Wednesdays GameOrlando 2, Chicago 0Saturdays GamesSeattle 3, Portland 2 Houston 3, Sky Blue FC 2 Washington at Utah, lateTodays GameChicago at North Carolina, 3 p.m.


franchise quarterback, is loosening his arm on one of the three manicured practice fields in the shadow of a $40 million indoor practice facility. In a parallel universe, Freeman would be in the prime of his NFL career with the Bucs. He would be earning at least the $21 million the Bucs plan to pay Winston if he plays in 2019 under the fifth-year option. But now 30, Freeman breeds snakes back at his home in Kansas City. He plays basketball and volleyball to stay in shape, isnt married, has no children and misses the competition that pro football provides. I mean, you can go to the gym and, like, play basketball as hard as you can,Ž Freeman said. But you cant really compete. You dont sit and prepare all week to go kick some kids (butt) in basketball. What kind of loser is that?Ž It has been nearly three years since the last pass Freeman threw in an NFL game. It came in Week 17 of the 2015 season with the Indianapolis Colts. Freeman still looks the part. During warmups at Dodgertown, with streets lined with baseballshaped lamp posts and streets named after Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, he easily flicked slant routes to his CFL teammates. No other quarterback on the Alouettes roster can match his resume. They come from small schools like Missouri State, Tiffin and Butler. Freeman is the only one who has played in the NFL. Im just a humble guy,Ž Freeman said. I dont think its that sort of thing. I think its just working because Im kind of in no mans land in the CFL. I havent accomplished anything. Im a rookie again ƒ theres that mutual respect. Other than that, guys probably dont know me from Adam.Ž But not that long ago, Freeman was supposed to be the face of the Bucs franchise. Freeman sat the bench the first seven games of his NFL rookie season. But 2010 was a magical year. The Bucs went 10-6, narrowly missed the playoffs, and Freeman passed for 3,451 yards with 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions. After a 4-2 start in 2011, the Bucs lost 10 straight games and Morris was fired. Freemans TD to INT ratio fell to ‡Greg Schiano was hired to change the daycare culture in the locker room. At first, Freeman thrived with the change. He got red-hot during a five-game stretch with 13 TDs and three INTs. That was the highlight. Freemans performance plummeted, there were stories about his poor work habits. Tuesdays are the players day off but quarterbacks come to work to get the new game plan. In December of 2012, Freeman spent a Tuesday posing for duplicates of Michael Jacksons Thriller and Off the Wallalbum covers for ESPN the Magazine. This put Schiano over the edge. Freeman was a ringer for the King of Pop, but he no longer resembled the transcendent quarterback the Bucs needed. Yeah, it wasnt habits,Ž Freeman said, staring down at the outfield grass. Id say its just being more emotionally consistent. Theres ups and downs. Theres ways you can handle it and react to things and it is better if you sway toward logic instead of emotion.Ž By the start of 2013, Schiano learned Freeman was in the leagues substance abuse program. He observed the frequent drug tests. The NFLs drug program is hands off for NFL teams. Its handled at the league level. Schiano wanted to help Freeman. The mere thought of his quarterback with a substance-abuse issue drove him crazy. When Freeman wasnt voted a captain in 2013, there were accusations that Schiano rigged the player vote, a charge he denied. Freeman eventually admitted he had a prescription for Adderall to treat ADHD. However, he said in 2012, he accidentally took Ritalin, which triggered a positive test. When the Bucs opened against the Jets in New York, Freeman didnt check in at breakfast as required, nearly missed the last team bus and was fined. After an 0-3 start, he was made inactive. Then he arranged an interview with ESPN, asking for his release. Thats, I mean you look at it, I mean, hes the head coach and your job is to win football games, as a coach, as a player,Ž Freeman said. I think it just became too much drama and too much distraction for everybody. I cant say if I was in the same position, I wouldnt have made the same choice. In all honestly, I was 25 and probably coul d have done better.Ž The CFL offers a lot of adjustments. The field of play is 110 by 65 yards, rather than the NFLs 100 by 53 ‡ yards. There are 12 players on the field for each team instead of 11. A team has three downs to advance the football 10 yards, not four. All players in the backfield besides the quarterback may go in motion. Last year, one week before the start of the regular season, the Alouettes called Freemans agent wanting a look at another quarterback. Freeman said the timing was bad. As he was getting more and more interest in the CFL I told him, youre young,Ž Freemans agent, Larikus Scott, told the Montreal Gazette. You can go to Canada and play. You can stay there forever or you can play for two years. If some NFL team calls, youre 31 at the end of it. For quarterbacks, thats the prime.Ž Former Packers coach Mike Sherman, who was hired to coach the Alouettes, says nothing is promised to Freeman. There is no leading candidate in my mind,Ž Sherman said. I want to see them all throw and I want to see them all lead. In the CFL, on all the really good teams they have good leaders, not just good quarterbacks. So its going to be a wide open camp.Ž Page 6 SP Sunday, May 6, 2018 / The SunFREEMANFrom Page 1 Course Totally Renovated!! 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 Sumter Blvd. Between U.S. 41 & I-75, Exit 18227-Holes Arthur Hills Designed NEWULTRADWARF TIFEAGLE GREENS adno=720584Golf 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 adno=50536433By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ Quail Hollow was softer and shorter, producing one low score after another before the final groups even started Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship. Jason Day wasnt paying attention, which probably helped. When he sputtered at the start, there was no reason to panic that he wasnt taking advantage of a great day for scoring. And when Day finally picked up his first birdie by blasting a 9-iron out of the rough with the wind at his back from 195 yards to 18 inches on the ninth hole, he was on his way. Day made five birdies over his last 10 holes for a 4-under 67, giving him a two-shot lead as he goes for his second PGA Tour victory this year. I was just staying in my own world, staying in my lane and not really thinking about it too much,Ž Day said. I knew that if I could just get myself in position ... dont do anything too silly out there and find a way to get back into the swing of things, that I could come out of this on the better half.Ž Day finished with a daring play on the 18th. With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full wedge to the back of the green for a two-putt par. He was at 10-under 203. Nick Watney overcame a double bogey on the par-5 10th hole with four birdies over his last six holes for a 66. He will be in the final group for the first time in nearly four years as he tries to win for the first time since a back injury two years ago. To get back in contention, thats why I play golf. Im super, super excited,Ž Watney said. Im just going to try to embrace everything that comes with tomorrow and hope I have a chance down the last.Ž Peter Uihlein finished the front nine with five straight birdies and started the back nine with an eagle. He shot 62, one off Rory McIlroys course record, and wound up three shots out of the lead and in the penultimate group. Phil Mickelson shot a 64, his best score of the year. He starts Sunday four shots out of the lead. McIlroy threeputted the last hole and still shot 66. As a testament to the conditions, all he did was shrug. I didnt play that well. The score sort of flatters me,Ž he said. Tiger Woods, who started the third round on the same score as Uihlein, Mickelson and McIlroy, failed to take advantage on a course that was set up 228 yards shorter and was soft enough that players actually found pitch marks on the green. Woods finally got going on the back nine with three straight birdies, but a three-putt bogey on the final hole gave him a 68. He was nine shots behind. Peter Malnatis 36-hole lead didnt last long. He had a pair of double bogeys, shot 75 and fell seven shots behind. PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise nearly had a collapse late until he salvaged a most unlikely bogey. Wise, the NCAA champion from Oregon two years ago, pulled his approach left of the 18th green. It bounded over the stream to the other side. With his ball on a sharp downslope a few feet from the rock-framed banks of the stream, he considered a penalty drop that would have taken double bogey out of the picture. Instead, he tried a flop shot and his wedge slid under the ball for a whiff. He hit the next one across the green to 40 feet, and knocked that in for bogey. Two bogeys over the last three holes gave him a 70. That was going to be a devastating hole,Ž he said. So to turn it into a bogey ... it gives me a shot tomorrow.Ž Day is in charge, but not in the clear. He has won four out of five times when hes had the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, and it helps that he doesnt have too much experience behind him. Watney hasnt won in nearly six years. Uihlein still hasnt won on the PGA Tour. Also three shots back were Bryson DeChambeau (66), Paul Casey (69) and Wise. Id much rather be in this position than chasing,Ž Day said. He already has won this year at Torrey Pines in a playoff over Alex Noren. Day has found the desire than he lost last year, and the 30-year-old Australian does not feel that far off from that dominant run two years ago that took him to No. 1 in the world. I feel like its right on the end of the tip,Ž he said, smiling and rubbing together the tips of his fingers. Im driving it better than I ever have before in my career. Im No. 1 in putting and my short game has come back nicely. I definitely think its just around the corner. Its not too far.ŽGOLF WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP J ason Day seizes control at Quail Hollow with 2-shot lead the race. He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate „ something Baffert said had to happen „ and the colts early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start. When he got away clean, then I thought we had a chance,Ž Baffert said. We had to get away. Then Mike took his time.Ž They set a blistering pace through the muck, going a half-mile in 45.77 seconds. Entering the final turn, Justify took the lead and kept on going to the finish under Smiths left-handed whip. Justify, the 5-2 favorite in the field of 20, ran 1 miles in 2:04.20. He paid $7.80, $6 and $4.40. Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. Good Magic was the only horse to have a serious shot at Justify turning for home. Good Magic, under Jose Ortiz, drifted out while Justify and Smith kept a clear and straight inside path. Now, Baffert is in position to make another run at the Triple Crown. Three years ago, he trained American Pharoah to the first sweep of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years. Instilled Regard, an 85-1 shot, was fourth, followed by My Boy Jack, Bravazo and Hofburg. Lone Sailor was eighth, followed by Vino Rosso, Solomini, Firenze Fire, Bolt dOro, Flameaway, Enticed, Promises Fulfilled, Free Drop Billy, Noble Indy, Combatant and Magnum Moon. Mendelssohn, trying to become the first Europe-based horse to win the Derby, finished last, beaten by 73 lengths.DERBYFrom Page 1AP PHOTOJason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressDOVER, Del. „ Jimmie Johnson wore a helmet painted in tribute to boyhood race hero Cale Yarborough. He then went out and tied the Hall of Famer on NASCARs career wins list last year at Dover. For Johnson, winning at Dover had become the norm „ his 11 wins on the mile track are easily the record. His victory was already his third of the season and the hunt for a record eighth championship was roaring ahead. Until it stalled. He had just two top-10s over the next 12 races, fell out of title contention and never finished a race better than third. He opened this season by wrecking out of the Daytona 500 and has just one top-five in 10 races. The 42-year-old Johnson is used to racking up the kind of milestones that have made him a surefire Hall of Famer. But his return to Dover marks a rather ignominious distinction „ hes riding the longest losing streak of his career at 33 races. Is it over at Dover? Well get it close, and history shows that,Ž Johnson said. Hopefully we get it perfect and we can have the day that we really want to have and get back to victory lane. But it does take a little pressure off me knowing that this is my best track and knowing that this is my favorite track.Ž The Hendrick Motorsports driver swept Dover in 2002 and 2009 and won races in 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He also joined NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty (Martinsville-15, North Wilkesboro-15, Richmond-13, Rockingham-11) and Darrell Waltrip (Bristol-12, Martinsville-11) as drivers to win 11 races at a single track. His 83rd career victory tied him with Yarborough for sixth on the career victory list. Waltrip and Bobby Allison are next at 84. NASCAR Johnson looks to break losing streak at Dover


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, May 6, 2018 AVON PARK „ Ever wanted to start your own business but not sure how to get your entrepreneurial idea off the ground? The Florida SBDC at USF will host a Starting Your Business seminar from 2 to 4:30 p.m.,Thursday, May 17 at South Florida State College in Avon Park, Building H, Room 110. This seminar covers all the essentials that will help you get started including information about forming a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, to the types of licenses youll need and business tax registrations. Customized for entrepreneurs and start-ups in Highlands County and surrounding areas, this seminar will uncover successful launch strategies and help attendees avoid common start-up mistakes. Call SFSC at 863-784-7405 to reserve a seat. Refer to CRN 30320. Cost is just $10 and includes seminar materials. To “nd out more about Florida SBDC at USF no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars, visit Your Business seminar to be offered at SFSC BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTSFed keeps key rate steady but notes rising inflationWASHINGTON „ The Federal Reserve is keeping its benchmark interest rate unchanged but notes that in”ation is rising after years of being stuck below the Feds target level. The Fed left its key short-term rate at 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent, the level it set in March after its sixth increase since December 2015.Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will closeNEW YORK „ The data “rm at the center of Facebooks privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological pro“les on a large portion of the U.S. electorate. In a statement, Cambridge Analytica says it has been vili“edŽ for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising.More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokersWASHINGTON „ Many employers are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: Theyre dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees. Marijuana testing „ a “xture at large American employers for at least 30 years „ excludes too many potential workers, experts say, at a time when “lling jobs is more challenging than its been in nearly two decades.Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $200K programPHILADELPHIA „ Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from of“cials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The mens lawyer and Mayor Jim Kenney outlined the agreement on Wednesday. The arrest of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson on April 12 touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial pro“ling.Memo: Pruitt landlords husband sought EPA work for clientWASHINGTON „ A newly HIGHLIGHTS | 2 AVON PARK … A Certi“ed Professional Food Manager Review Class & Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at Ridge Area Arc Training Room. The review class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The facility is at 4352 Independence St. (off College Drive), Avon Park. The cost is $150 per student. The fee includes a 7th Edition ServSafe Manager Review Guide, Review Class, ServSafe CPFM Exam and a First Time Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. If a student does not pass the “rst time, the second time the review class and exam are free as long as the student calls within 21 days of original exam. Materials are in English. Seating is limited. Those who just want to re-certify can take the exam only for $60 or if a student needs a book to study for the exam then it is $90. The Sign up for Food Manager classSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN College students without a financial safety net are in a tough spot when unexpected costs arise. The chances their parents can pick up the bill are not as high,Ž says Sara Goldrick-Rab, a professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a research center at the University of WisconsinMadison. Its not for lack of families wanting to; they dont have it.Ž A 2018 national survey led by Goldrick-Rab found that over a third of university students out of over 20,000 surveyed said they were food insecure, or had had limited or uncertain access to food in the previous 30 days. And 36 percent of those students said they were housing insecure in the last year, which means they had trouble paying housing bills or had to move frequently. Recognizing that a financial crisis can force a student to withdraw from classes, about three-quarters of colleges and other postsecondary schools offer some kind of help, according to a 2016 survey of emergency college aid programs by the professional association NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Programs include loans and small cash grants, dining hall vouchers and food pantries, and scholarships to complete a semester. The impact can be significant. We found that if you can alleviate their need in one place, its going to free up their finances to support other things like tuition, books, housing or rent,Ž says Stan Jackson, director of student affairs communications and marketing initiatives at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Here are resources for students who need emergency help. Depending on your schools policy, you may have to provide documentation of your financial need.Emergency financial helpGo to your schools financial aid or student affairs office to ask about emergency programs, which could include grants, completion scholarships, emergency loans or vouchers. Usually this money can pay for tuition, housing, books, supplies and transportation. For example, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, assistance is available for students who face emergencies such as losing their job, eviction or utility shut-off. Financial safety netBy ANNA HELHOSKINERDWALLET Where college students can find emergency money and housingCOURTESY PHOTOA 2018 national survey led by Goldrick-Rab found that over a third of university students out of over 20,000 surveyed said they were food insecure, or had had limited or uncertain access to food in the previous 30 days. And 36 percent of those students said they were housing insecure in the last year, which means they had trouble paying housing bills or had to move frequently. METRO CREATIVE SERVICESFOOD | 2More than 100,000 ceiling fans are being recalled because of faulty brackets connecting the fan blades. Other recalled consumer products include defective hard hats. Heres a more detailed look:Ceiling fansDETAILS: Seasons-branded 52-inch “ve-blade ceiling fans. The recalled fans were sold in white, brass, bronze, and brushed nickel “nishes and have zero, one, three or four lights. Model numbers 269702, 269712, 269714, 269716, 269718, 269808, 269810, 269812, 269816, 269818, 269820 and 269822 are included in this recall. The model number is printed on a label on top of the motor housing. They were sold at HD Supply stores nationwide and at www. from March 2016 through February 2018. WHY: The brackets connected to the fan blades can break and allow the blades to fall, posing an impact hazard. INCIDENTS: 13 reports of a bracket breaking and allowing a fan blade to fall, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. HOW MANY: About 144,000. FOR MORE: Call HD Supply at 800-782-4154 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send email to FMWarrantySolutions@ or visit www. and click on Resources and then on Recall Information for more information.Hard hatsDETAILS: Honeywells type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They were sold in a variety of different colors. The Fibre-Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018. The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016 through January 2018. Only North Peak A79 hard hats with mold identi“cation number 4 are included on this recall. North by Honeywell, the mold identi“cation number, and the manufacture date can be found on the underside of the hats brim. The date code is in a clock format: The numbers around the circle correspond to the 12 months of the year, the arrow points to the month of manufacture and the numbers on either side of the arrow represent the last two digits of the year. They were sold by industrial protective equipment distributors nationwide and and other websites from April 2016 through January 2018. WHY: The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 82,500 in the U.S. and about 65,550 were sold in Canada. FOR MORE: Call Honeywell at 888-212-6903 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit and click on Voluntary Product Recall for more information.Ceiling fans, hard hats on the recall listTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS CPSC.GOVThe brackets connected to the fan blades can break and allow the blades to fall, posing an impact hazard. The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury.HELP | 2


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 review class or free second test are not included. Students wanting to take the exam only can come at 1:30 p.m. Register for the class by June 1. Bring payment to Ridge Area Arc Administration, 4352 Independence St., Avon Park where students can also pick up their Manager Review Guide. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Ridge Area Arc. Cash and credit cards are accepted. A $20 fee will apply to all returned checks. A no showŽ will result in a loss of all registration fees. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 863-452-1295, ext. 124. Businesses and organizations with “ve or more students can also schedule private classes and testing for the Food Managers certi“cate. The National Restaurant Associations ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certi“cation is nationally recognized. It is good for “ve years from the exam date. Local laws apply. Earning the certi“cation tells the industry that the certi“ed manager knows food safety and the critical importance of its role … and enables them to share food safety knowledge with every other employee. Through ServSafe Food Safety, students will master sanitation, the ”ow of food through an operation, sanitary facilities and pest management. ServSafe is the training that is learned, remembered, shared and used. According to Florida Statutes and related administrative rules, managers responsible for storage, preparation, display and service of food in the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation-licensed food service establishments to pass a Certi“ed Food Manager examination. Every DBPR-licensed food service establishment must have at least one certi“ed food manager, and one must be present any time four or more employees are engaged in preparation, storage, or service of food. Managers have 30 days after employment to become certi“ed. The food training programs are a service provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-pro“t charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. The food programs are open to all individuals.FOODFROM PAGE 1 The fund has provided students with over $78,000 in grants and loans since 2014, according to Dave Murray, a school spokesperson.Emergency foodIf you dont have consistent access to food, contact your schools student affairs of“ce to learn about programs such as food vouchers, scholarships, free meal plans, access to SNAP bene“ts and food pantries. At the University of Georgia, where Jackson says 10 percent of the population is affected by food insecurity, students can apply for yearlong food scholarships that award meal plans. T heres also a campus food pantry. Food pantries usually stock nonperishable foods, but some may also have fresh food and items such as cleaning supplies and hygiene products, says Clare Cady, co-founder and director of the College and University Food Bank Alliance, which has 626 member schools. The food pantry at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, provides about 20,000 meals per semester, says Nicole Hindes, assistant director of the universitys human services resource center. Hindes says free dining hall vouchers are the most heavily utilized program. They can spend time studying with their friends and not feel out of place meeting at the dining hall,Ž Hindes says. The food pantry is more cost-effective, but the food assistance program is one that students like and resonates with them.ŽUrgent housingFew schools have emergency housing, and options are often limited. There really isnt a good housing solution,Ž says Daphne Hernandez, a University of Houston researcher who is conducting a study of food scholarship effectiveness at Houston Community Colleges. Four walls and a roof is a little more dif“cult than food.Ž Find out from your schools housing or student affairs of“ce if there is an on-campus emergency residency program. Some schools set aside dorm rooms. The of“ce of student affairs at your school may also point to off-campus housing solutions including short-term sublets, apartments, youth shelters or room shares.Financial aidEmergency college aid programs tend to be short-term “xes that arent intended to replace federal aid. Be sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, each year. You may need to appeal if you dont receive enough aid or an unexpected situation arises, such as unemployment, medical expenses or the death of a caregiver. To appeal your aid offer, even midyear, contact your schools “nancial aid of“ce. Be prepared to: „ Detail your circumstances. „ Ask the of“ce to reconsider your aid award. „ Provide any documentation to support your claim.HELPFROM PAGE 1 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) „ Just how “rm are expiration dates on bottles of allergy or pain pills? Probably not as crucial as the Best ByŽ date on milk cartons. Medicines are expensive, and amid occasional shortages, some people are tempted to use expired pills. After all, a pill good till May 31 cant be useless on June 1. The expiration date, typically just one or two years after manufacture, simply shows how long the maker tested the drugs stability by exposing it to extreme temperatures, humidity and light. Drugmakers propose the expiration period when they seek approval from regulators to sell it. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises against using expired drugs, warning they may not work as intended or may be harmful, especially for people with serious ailments. Yet many people, including doctors, use medicines well after expiration. I think everybody does,Ž said Dr. Jennifer Lowry, a toxicology expert at Childrens Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Still, most expired medications get tossed. We probably are throwing away $60 to $70 billion a year,Ž estimates Ajaz Hussain, president of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education. Hussain, a former FDA of“cial, said he doesnt hesitate to take expired pills. Multiple medical groups have urged the FDA to lengthen expiration dates, but the federal agency said its not sure it has authority to do so. The FDA does provide recommendations for drugmakers to do that voluntarily, but the companies have little “nancial incentive to do so. During acute shortages of some medicines, the FDA lets drugmakers extend dates if they have data indicating theyre still good. Thats happened with this years shortage of saline solution for hospitals, for a seizure drug last year and during a 2013 shortage of Tami”u. Numerous studies on expired, properly stored drugs, mostly pills, have found them fully potent or close, some many years after that date. In one case, unopened bottles of painkillers, antihistamines and other drugs from the 1960s were still very potent when tested a half-century later. The FDA and Department of Defense jointly run a program that periodically tests batches of antibiotics and other drugs in the national stockpile for potential disease epidemics and chemical attacks. Thats repeatedly resulted in yearslong extensions, saving billions of dollars. Experts tell The Associated Press they know of no cases of patients harmed by taking expired medicines. The exceptions are aspirin and the antibiotic ON THE MONEYPill expiration dates can have wiggle room if stored rightBy LINDA A. JOHNSONTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSreleased memo shows the husband of Scott Pruitts Washington landlord sought EPA appointments on behalf of a client last year. The memo, from last August, shows lobbyist Steven Hart suggested EPA committee appointments on behalf of a client that Hart represented.Passengers heard window popping on Southwest planeCLEVELAND „ Passengers say they heard popping and quickly moved away from a cracked window on a Southwest Airlines plane forced to land in Cleveland. There were no reports of injuries after Flight 957 going from Chicago to New Jersey landed safely on Wednesday morning. The emergency landing comes two weeks after a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine explosion and a blown out window.Tesla posts record 1Q loss as cash burn acceleratesDETROIT „ Tesla posted a record $709.6 million net loss in the “rst quarter and burned through $745.3 million in cash while struggling to crank out large numbers of its Model 3 mass-market electric car. The loss and cash burn announced Wednesday raised questions about the companys future and whether it will be able to pay all of its bills by early next year without more borrowing or another round of stock sales.Co-author of Dodd-Frank says bills foundation will surviveWASHINGTON „ Congress is trying to pass a hefty rewrite of a banking law that bears Barney Franks name, but the former Massachusetts congressman isnt worried. Frank says hes con“dent Dodd-Frank will survive Republican efforts to dismantle it. He crafted the bill with a fellow Democrat, former Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, after the 2008 “nancial crisis. The GOP-controlled House has passed legislation to dramatically scale back the governments oversight role, but the Senate bill is more modest.HIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis April 27, 2018 photo shows expiration dates on packets of medicine in New York. 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Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 Everyone knows the tech industry is rich, but it can be challenging to get your head around just how much money its minting. Four of the industrys giants „ Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet „ reported unexpectedly large pro“ts this week. (Amazons pro“t more than doubled Thursday.) A “fth, Apple, releases earnings on Tuesday. These companies are the largest on Earth, at least in terms of their market value. The large pro“ts come even as the tech industry, notably Facebook, faces questions about the extent to which companies depend on collecting personal data on users to fuel their advertising revenue. Raw “nancial “gures only tell you so much, though. Here are seven facts you might not know about the lucre the technology industry is rolling in. The “ve largest tech companies are collectively worth more than the entire economy of the United Kingdom. Investors value these companies at $3.5 trillion; the gross domestic product of the U.K. was $2.6 trillion in 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund Only four national economies are larger than the combined tech giants: those of the U.S., China, Japan and Germany. The same “ve tech companies are worth more than the next 11 most valuable U.S. corporations, a list that includes JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart. Apple makes roughly as much money every day as 2,500 average U.S. households can expect to see in a year. Thats $151 million, a “gure calculated from the companys expected pro“t in the JanuaryMarch quarter and the median household income of $57,230, as reported by the Census Bureau For a more prosaic comparison, Apple makes almost three times what ExxonMobil does; the oil giant had an average daily pro“t of $54 million last year. While you were looking at baby pictures or stalking your ex today, Facebook made $1.6 million. Thats based on the 42 minutes a day the average user spends on Facebook, according to the research “rm eMarketer. Facebooks pro“ts were almost $5 billion in the “rst quarter „ $56 million a day, $2.3 million an hour, $39,000 a minute. The two big tech companies you almost never pay directly „ Google and Facebook „ can afford to offer you free services thanks to their hammerlock on digital advertising. The two will sell an estimated $61 billion in U.S. online ads this year, according to eMarketer. Thats more than a quarter of expected U.S. spending on all forms of advertising ($221 billion). All of it is in the hands of just two companies. Mark Zuckerberg made $6.6 billion on Thursday, the day after Facebook reported earnings. The companys stock jumped 9 percent on the news; the Facebook co-founder owned 457.1 million shares as of Dec. 31. Of course, that cuts both ways. When Facebooks stock slid 8 percent in a day after the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal broke, Zuckerberg lost more than $6 billion. With a single move, Amazon could create $2 billion out of thin air. The company just said it will raise the annual price of its Prime membership program to $119 from $99. Given that there are now over 100 million Prime members „ and assuming they dont ”ee„ thats a good chunk of change for sliding a few digits around. If youd put $10,000 into Apple stock in September 1997 when co-founder Steve Jobs came back as CEO, your stake would be worth $2.1 million today.7 striking facts about the money tech companies are makingTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL „ NASAs next Mars explorer is going to have company all the way to the red planet: a couple of puny yet groundbreaking sidekicks. Named after the characters in the 2008 animated movie, the small satellites WALL-E and EVE are hitching a ride on the Atlas V rocket set to launch early Saturday morning from California with the Mars InSight lander. Similar in size to a briefcase or large cereal box, the satellites with pop out from the rockets upper stage following liftoff and hightail it to Mars, right behind InSight. It will be the “rst time little cube-shaped satellites, CubeSats as theyre known, set sail for deep space. The journey will span 6 1/2 months and 300 million miles (485 million kilometers). A brief look at the $18.5 million experiment tagging along with InSight: MINI SATS: Miniature satellites, or CubeSats, have been piggybacking on big-ticket space missions for well over a decade, providing relatively cheap and fast access to orbit for students and other out-of-the-mainstream experimenters. Until now, the hundreds of CubeSats have been con“ned to Earth orbit. Thats about to change with NASAs Mars Cube One project, or MarCO The European Space Agency, meanwhile, has its CubeSat sights on the moon. A recent competition yielded two winning proposals: a CubeSat to explore the moons far side from lunar orbit, another to probe a permanently shadowed crater near the moons south pole, also from lunar orbit. NASA is also looking to send CubeSats to the moon, as well as an asteroid. MOVIE CONNECTION: It turns out that these twin cubes are equipped with the same type of cold gas propulsion system used in “re extinguishers to spray foam. The movie WALL-E uses a “re extinguisher to propel through space. Team members couldnt resist the connection, thus the names WALL-E and EVE for the two mini spacecraft. Engineers want to test this compact propulsion system for guiding the 30-pound (13.6-kilogram) cubes to Mars. GETTING TO MARS: Once free from the rockets upper stage following liftoff, WALL-E and EVE will trail a few thousand miles (kilometers) behind InSight en route to Mars. The two mini spacecraft will also be a few thousand miles (kilometers) apart from one another. Thats to prevent any collisions or even close calls. While that may seem far apart, its actually fairly close by space standards, according to Brian Clement, an engineer on the project at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. While InSight will be stopping at Mars on Nov. 26, WALL-E and EVE will zoom past the planet from about 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) out. Dont expect any Thunderbird pilot-theatrics as the cubes ”y by, like a tilting of the solar wings in salute. That would make a great movie, but thats de“nitely not the way were going to do it,Ž Clement said. 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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 Q: I read your recent tree article and want to know how I can protect myself? „ Bob Q: My neighbor has a tree near the fence, and the roots are intruding in my yard and ruining the fence. What can I do? „ Jay Q: I do not think the law is fair that I have to pay for damage caused by my neighbors trees! Where the trunk lies, so should the liability. „ Betty A: I received these questions and many more in response to my recent tree article. I decided to use this space to review the law with you and clear up any confusion. The owner of a tree is responsible for keeping it healthy and well-maintained, and for making sure it does not become a hazard to neighbors. As long as the owner does this, he or she should not be liable if the tree falls and damages a neighboring property during a storm or other unforeseen event. If the tree is genuinely on the boundary line between two lots, it becomes the property of both owners, who are jointly responsible for its maintenance and cannot remove it without the others consent. While we are on the subject of removing a tree, it is a little-known fact that most municipalities require a permit to take down a tree and will levy signi“cant “nes for not getting one. Your neighbor is not liable to you for living branches or roots intruding onto your property, but you can trim them back to the property line, at your expense. However, if doing so damages or kills the tree, you may be responsible. If the branches or roots are already dead, it is your neighbors responsibility to remove them, and if he or she does not, and your home is damaged, your neighbor could be on the hook. It is always best to try to resolve these situations in a neighborly fashion, by talking it out. If this is impossible, try looking to your homeowners association or city for assistance. Finally, make sure that you have good hazard insurance that covers tree damage, even if your mortgage is already paid off.„„„ Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. REAL ESTATE Q&ADont know what to do about your neighbors tree? Heres helpBy GARY M. SINGERSUN SENTINELRetirement savers want to talk about more than riskNEW YORK„ AXA, a leading “nancial protection company, today unveiled new research which found retirement savers actively want to discuss ways to protect their assets during periods of volatility and ensure they have enough income in retirement. Public opinion and market research company, Greenwald & Associates, conducted the research on behalf of AXA US and The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), surveying more than 1,000 individuals and 300 “nancial professionals. The results uncovered several opportunities for “nancial professionals to drive deeper client satisfaction by proactively discussing protection against stock market downturns, guaranteed lifetime income options and by planning for healthcare expenses. Key research “ndings include: Nearly 80 percent of individuals are interested in learning about an option that offers principal protection and the potential for growth. Fifty-six percent of individuals rate their “nancial professional highly when lifetime income is discussed, versus 34 percent who do so when lifetime income is not discussed. However, only 50 percent of individuals say they discuss guaranteed lifetime income with their “nancial professional, compared to nearly 80 percent who discuss risk tolerance.Financial professionals play a key role in supporting their clients in reaching their retirement goals,Ž said Kevin Kennedy, head of the Individual Retirement business at AXA US. Clients want their “nancial professionals to move beyond the standard risk tolerance questionnaire and engage them in a thorough discussion of options, including income planning for healthcare expenses.Ž There is also an opportunity,Ž Kennedy continued, for “nancial professionals to explore options with their clients that can help give them access to market appreciation over the long-term while providing some protection from downside risk.Ž The research also found that saving for retirement healthcare costs creates an additional opportunity for “nancial professionals to discuss principal protection options. 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Millions of Americans dont have one, and some of those who do resist tapping what theyve saved. Id like to propose an alternative for both sets of people: The oh, no!Ž fund, a savings account for not-quite-emergency expenses. One of the reasons people dont have emergency funds is misplaced optimism. People think that if theyre healthy, theyll stay healthy. If theyre employed, ditto. The car will keep running, the roof will never need to be replaced and, since everybodys a better-than-average driver, there wont be any accidents. Behavioral scientists call that recency bias,Ž which is the delusion that whatever happened in the recent past will continue into the inde“nite future. Everyone, though, has experienced oh, no!Ž moments: the no-parking sign they didnt see, the crown the dentist says they need, the smartphone dropped in the toilet. A relatively small amount in such a fund can keep people from turning to expensive credit cards or payday loans. The power of just a few hundred dollars of savings can really help reduce the use of shortterm, high-cost lending,Ž says John Thompson, chief program of“cer for the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a nonpro“t that promotes “nancial health. Having a cushion is particularly important if youre a homeowner. In a recent Harris Poll survey commissioned by NerdWallet, nearly twothirds of homeowners say theyve experienced anxiety about their home, with unexpected home repair costs the top cause of anxiety. The oh, no!Ž fund is designed to be spent, not hoarded. Emergency funds are meant to be spent, too, but people are often reluctant to part with money labeled as savings, says “nancial literacy expert and Rutgers University professor Barbara ONeill. People hate to experience losses, (and) pulling money out of a savings account feels like a loss,Ž ONeill says. Many people also give up on the idea of an emergency fund because any money they manage to put aside is quickly wiped out by unexpected expenses. They dont realize that the emergency fund did its job by keeping those expenses from going on a credit card, or that saving for unexpected expenses is a rinse and repeatŽ deal. You dont just hit a savings goal and youre done. You save, you spend, and then you save again. The oh, no!Ž fund can help people build that muscle. It can be viewed as a transactional account with constant additions and subtractions as life unfolds. The fund also can help people who already have savings they dont want to touch except in big emergencies, such as a job loss. The “rst oh, no!Ž goal can be pretty modest, say $500. For those new to saving, heres how to get there. SET UP A DEDICATED ACCOUNT. Consider using an online bank, since most dont have minimum balance requirements or account fees and theyll let you name the account almost anything youd like (although anything stronger than the word crapŽ might get you a tut tut „ lets keep it cleanŽ auto-response from the bank). Some prepaid cards, such as American Express Bluebird and WalMart MoneyCard, have a savings feature if you dont use bank accounts. AUTOMATE IT, IF YOU CAN. Those with regular paychecks and bank accounts can set up automatic transfers, so $10 or $20 or whatever amount you like gets swept into a savings account each pay period. Or you can use technology that automatically rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and deposits the money in savings. Bank of Americas Keep the Change debit card and Chime, a mobile bank account, both offer this option. Or try Digit, an app that analyzes your spending and moves unneeded funds to a savings account. IF YOU CANT AUTOMATE, MAKE A RULE Decide to put aside a set dollar amount or percentage from every check or other income you receive. Examples: Ill save $10 from every paycheck and 10 percent of any windfalls.Ž DONT STOP. Once youre in the habit of saving, keep going. Your next goal can be $2,000, which is the median cost of the largest “nancial shock experienced by households studied by the Pew Charitable Trusts. After that, you can shoot for the traditional emergency fund recommendation of building a fund equal to three months worth of expenses. Even as you do, though, you may still want to keep a separate fund for those everyday mishaps. Because crap happens.How to build your oh no! fund Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS?


D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYe City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position(s):Code Enforcement Ocer Closes:5/11/18 Police Department For an application contact the City of Sebring, (863) 471-5100 or visit us on our website at Drug Free Work place, EOE, Vet Pref.adno=3572718 LEGAL NOTICES SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM (PICS) UPGRADES RFP No. 18-06 The Sun N Lake of Sebring Improvement District hereby requests proposals for Water Treatment Plant Process Instrumentation and Control System Upgrades from qualified and licensed vendors. Specifications can be found at Sealed proposals may be hand delivered or mailed to the District office located at 5306 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872, Proposal for Water Treatment Plant PICS Upgrades, RFP #18-06, Attention Tanya Cannady, General Manager by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Proposers must provide one (1) original and three (3) copies of their proposal. The District reserves the right to ac cept or reject any or all proposals an d to re-advertise for proposals when deemed in the best interest of the District. May 6, 13, 2018 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATION TO BID (ITBŽ) The Board of County Commissioners o f Highlands County, Florida will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands Count y Purchasing Division (Purchasing Divi sionŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-031 Sale of Surplu s County Owned Properties (Sprin g Lake) ITB NO. 18-035 Sale of Surplu s County Owned Properties (Multiple) Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website:, or by contacting Tasha Morgan, Asst County Administrator; 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402 6834; Fax: 863-402-6735; or Email: A PRE-BID meeting will not be held for this soliciation. Each submittal shall include one (1) original and (1) exac t copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Purchasing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 s o as to reach that office no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, May 28, 2018, at which time they will be opened. Th e Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (`Local Preference Policy) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NO T apply to the award of this ITB. The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in volves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL May 6, 13, 2018 NOTICE OFAUCTION19 I ns i g h t A uct i oneers & S a l es, I nc. 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS PUBLIC AUCTION … Vehicles, Food Service Equip, Misc. From: Highlands County School Board, City of Bartow, City of Sebring, Town o f Lake Placid, Hendry County School Board, Hardee County PublIc Works and Glades Electric, Sun-N-Lakes, High lands County Sheriffs Office, Highlands County Board of County Commissioner, Desoto County Board of County Commissioner. Saturday May 12th, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. May 3, 6, 9, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : M ac kli n Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 5/17/2018 at 8:00 AM at 1002 W Cornell St, Avon Park, FL 33825 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Macklin Transport reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2T1KR32E13C062736 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA/MATRIX/XR May 6, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : JOSE A TORRES MEJIAS gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/18/2018, 09:00 am at 2047 WEST SR 64 AVON PARK, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. JOSE A. TORRES MEJIAS reserves the right to ac cept or reject any and/or all bids. 1J4GK58K92W221201 2002 JEEP 4A3AK44Y9VE059223 1997 MITSUBISHI 5LMEU68H83ZJ48087 2003 LINCOLN May 6, 2018 Classified=Sales 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Now HiringDelivery Driver/ Warehouse Personnel Tues.…Sat. 8a-5p.Must have valid Drivers Lic. Heavy lifting required. Benefits available. Apply in person or email resume travis@turnerfurniture 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 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 Class A CDL/Excavator Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 D r i ver W ante d L oca l W or k! Class A, CDL. Must have 5 yrs exp., Tanker Endorsement & Clean Driving Rec. Call Michael at863-441-1065 HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. Senior Mechanic (FLBŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52-$18.64/hr. Courier (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. G as S tation Manager: Plan, schedule, supervise & ensure all Gas Station Attendants adhere to buz policies & procedures; Handle daily ops, order, schedule, train, supervise empees; maintain store image, control expenses, labor, inventory, cash & shortages; Decide stock needs & interact w/ vendors & customers; Monitor receiving goods & minimize waste & pilferage. 40h/w, 4pm-12am, 2 yr w ork exp in job offered reqed. CV to Unity-2 Inc. at unity2incse Job is in Sebring, FL. Only U.S. workers can apply HELPWANTED2001 Lawn & /or Tree AssistantsNeeded for Lakeshore Lawn & Tree Service. Must be experienced. Pay based on exp. Call 863-441-1556 or email: Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 H uerta F arms o f L a k e Pl ac id FL is hiring 20 temporary farmworkers and crop workers from 6/15/2018 to 1/30/2019: 40 hrs/wk. Workers will manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables and fruits. Use hand t ools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying f ertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning g rading, sorting packing and l oading harvested products. May participate in irrigation activities. Workers should be able to lift 50 lbs. Must have 1-month experience. $11.29 (prevailing w age rate). Guarantee of 3/4 of t he workdays. All work tools, supplies, and equipment furnished without cost to the worker. Free housing is provided t o workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanen t residence at the end of the workday. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier. Report or send resumes to: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Alien Labor Certification Unit: H-2A, MSC-G300, Caldwell Building, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4140 or (850) 921-3339 and referenc e j ob order #10687851. GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! FT Pest Control Technician and/or Lawn Technician for local pest control company. Must be 18 years old and have a good driving record. Benefits available. Fax resume to 863-465-1513. GENPAK LLC, a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL area has openings for MECHANICS/ELECTRICIANS in our Maintenance Department. Minimum of one (1) year Industrial maintenance experience preferred, but not required. Applicants must have formal training or experience in related fields that would be useful in maintaining and repairing our production machinery and related equipment. Must have an industrial/electrical/electronic background. Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic production machinery. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical control circuitry, motor/ process controls and set up machinery for production. Welding and fabrication a plus. Applicant must maintain a full complement of tools to perform normal dut ies. 12 hour shifts available. Competitive salary and benefits package. Stop by our office to fill out an application and you also may submit a resume.Genpak 116 Shicane Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1841 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or 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 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 S ales/Maintenance PositionFor local heating & cooling business. Experience a must. Call863-446-1325or email HELPWANTED2001 GENPAK LLC a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL has an immediate need for Packers to pack plastic and styrofoam food containers into boxes. Light lifting. 12 hour shifts available. Mfg. experience a plus but not required. Competitive salary and benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. You also may submit a resume/work experience with your conta ct information in your response or stop by our office to fill out an application.Genpak 116 Shicane Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1841 FULL TIME PAGINATOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST WANTED Do you have a creative eye? Solid design skills? Enjoy working in an exciting environment? We are building a design team and we want you to be a part of it!Design and layout pages in a clean and exciting fashion for several print publications.Create ads and design covers for special sections and other publications. Nights and weekends required. Experience in InDes ign and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Proofreading skills a must. TheHighlands News-Sun and Highlands Sunoffers a competitive compensation package including salary plus incentive, a benefit package, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening required. Send resume and design samples to: Donna Scherlacher Multi Media Director Donna.Scherlacher@ 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870. Hardee County BOCCBuilding Department Permitting Contractor Licensing Technician $11.72 … $16.15/hr. Ability to assist both contractors and property owners in the completion of forms for construction permitting. Knowledge and skill in computer operation.High School Diploma or GED. Job descriptions at, w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula, FL 33873, Ph: (863) 773-2161. Positions open until filled. SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE (FT) Application deadline: 5/17/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132 EA/EO COORDINATOR, STUDENT SUCCESS AND TRANSITION COACH (FT) Bachelor's degree req. Application deadline: 5/15/18. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. Fast Paced Landscape Company ISOSpray TechFull Time~Valid Drivers Lic.& Exp. req. Competitive Hourly Wages, 401K & Health Insurance. Drug Free WorkplaceTo Apply:Call 863-453-7300 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: MEDICAL2030 Billing Specialist/ Payment PosterExperience required. For busy specialty practice. Benefits available. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida CNA/NURSESALL SHIFTSSIGN-ON Bonus!NEWShift Differential Pay/ Weekend Differential Pay Apply online Direct Service Support11 pm …7 am shift. Full & Part TimeQualifications:High School Diploma or GED; Valid Florida Drivers License; Pass a level 2 background check; & Ability to care for total care clients.Job website: thementornetwork.comContact Melissa Comeau863-443-0186 Seizethesales withClassified! Highlands Advanced Rheumatology and Arthritis Center is continuing to grow. Our office is in Avon Park. We are currently looking for hard-working team members to join our family. We are a patient centric practice with a teamwork environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.FT Authorization/Referral Coordinator (prior experience required; Rheumatology experience preferred)FT Medical Assistant (Preferably certified with excellent phlebotomy skills, IV Certification preferred but not required, patient friendly attitude, multi tasker with trained clinical background) We offer benefits, paid time off, great working environment. Please fax 561-570-1266 or email resume to include salary requirements and 3 work references. OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. MEDICAL2030 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 N urses & P arame di cs~FT or PT; travel by motorcoach transferring stable patients 863381-4367 or 863-381-3565 PT Receptionist/ Office AssistantNeeded at Sebring Acupuncture & Natural Health. Non-Smoking office. Fax resumes to:863-978-1824 Full-Time 11-7 Positionand PRN LPN or RN 24 bed Intermediate care facility for the developmental disabled. Low patient ratio Dynamic Team Environment! Essential Criteria:Current Florida RN/LPN license; Demonstrated interpersonal & written communication skills; Experience a plus but will train. Fax resume to 863-4522223: Attention to Angelina Cantera, DON; Apply online at Apply in pe rson at Florida Mentor, Avon Park Cluster, 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park. 863-453-0186 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! SKILLED TRADES2050 Mechanic NeededCall to set up interview:Cools Automotive863-658-1652 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Computer experience to shop for parts, input inventory & research parts a must. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or


Sunday, May 6, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 H ome H ea l t h Aid eseeking work:will cook, clean, companion in Lake Placid/Spring Lake Exp.d, ref. avail. 863-441-1716 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL 3000 NOTICES PERSONALS3020 VETERANS!! Anyone experiencing problems w/medications or appts at Sebring VA Clinic? Call 573-944-0136 OTHER CLASSES3097 CPR Cl ass A va il a bl e: MAY 22 Miller Dynamics Academy of Emergency Services. Sign up toda y Call 561-718-0104 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! Mothers Day is May 13863-658-0307 Avon Park2 family,Sun Only 7a 5p, 39295 Verbena Way, household items, some furniture & tools, clothes & more!! 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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 FREE MERCHANDISE6260 Wedding Dress~ sz 12-14; beaded top, no lace, short sleeve w/vale; FREE863-314-9225 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 HYUNDAI7163 2012 Hyundai Sonata81k mi. 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The rate for AfricanAmericans „ 6.6 percent „ is the lowest on record since 1972. Many employers say its dif“cult to “nd quali“ed workers. Even so, they havent signi“cantly bumped up pay in most industries. Average hourly earnings rose 2.6 percent from a year ago. An encouraging sign for the economy is that the pace of hiring has yet to be disrupted by dramatic global market swings, a recent pickup in in”ation or the risk that the tariffs being pushed by President Donald Trump could provoke a trade war. Over the past three months, monthly job growth has averaged 208,000. Much of the economys durability, in fact, is due to the healthy job market. The increase in people earning paychecks has bolstered demand for housing, even though fewer properties are being listed for sale. Consumer con“dence has improved over the past year. And more people are shopping, with retail sales having picked up in March after three monthly declines. Manufacturers added 24,000 workers last month. Restaurants and hotels hired a net 18,000. The health care and social assistance sector added 29,300 jobs and the construction industry 17,000. The monthly jobs reports have yet to show a consistent surge in average annual wage growth. Even so, workers in the private sector during the “rst three months of 2018 enjoyed their sharpest average income growth in 11 years, the Labor Department said last week in a separate report on compensation. That pay growth suggests that some of the momentum from the slow but steady recovery from the 2008 “nancial crisis is spreading to more people after it had disproportionately bene“ted the nations wealthiest areas and highest earners. With quali“ed job applicants harder to “nd in many industries, employers have become less and less likely to shed employees. The fourweek moving average for people applying for “rst-time unemployment bene“ts has reached its lowest level since 1973. The trend re”ects a decline in mass layoffs. Many companies expect the economy to keep expanding, especially after a dose of stimulus from tax cuts signed into law by Trump that have also increased the federal budget de“cit. In”ation has shown signs of accelerating slightly, eroding some of the potential wage growth. Consumer prices rose at a year-over-year pace of 2.4 percent in March, the sharpest annual increase in 12 months. The Federal Reserve has an annual in”ation target of 2 percent, and investors expect the Fed to raise rates at least twice more this year, after an earlier rate hike in March, to keep in”ation from climbing too far above that target. The home market, a critical component of the U.S. economy, has been a bene“ciary of the steady job growth. The National Association of Realtors said that homes sold at a solid annual pace of 5.6 million in March, even though the number of houses for sale has plunged. As a result, average home prices are rising at more than twice the pace of wages.US adds 164,000 jobs By JOSH BOAKTHE ASSCOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Feb. 20, 2018, le photo, construction workers work in midtown Manhattan in New York. U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the rst three months of 2018, a weak reading but a slight improvement from the previous quarter.


D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, May 6, 2018 SMALL TALKJust a few customers? Owner strategies in case any leaveNEW YORK „ Its a scary but sometimes necessary way to operate „ with only a few clients, and perhaps just one. But what if any of those customers leave in a short time span, erasing a signi“cant chunk of revenue? We are reliant on a few large clients, and it is the key concern that keeps me up at a night,Ž says Brian Cairns, CEO of ProStrategix, a management consulting group and Cairns Consulting, a marketing company, based in New York. Cairns was a subcontractor several years ago to his biggest marketing client, who would funnel business to him. But when her company ran into problems, his work dropped off. Many small business owners, including consultants, publicists and architects, have only a handful of customers or clients at a time. If they work solo or have just a few employees, they cant take on more work. And small manufacturers that turn out custom products for other companies or for the government may have just those few customers. There are upsides: Its less complicated when an owner doesnt have a lot of accounts to juggle. But it makes a business more vulnerable. Owners “nd they need strategies to be sure they survive a revenue dip. Cairns solution was to launch ProStrategix, so hed be less dependent on one customer. Having a few clients gives Joanne Sonenshines consulting group time to focus on their speci“c needs, but there is a fear that if one or two go away, we are in a serious “nancial conundrum,Ž she says. Sonenshines company, Connective Impact, works with nonpro“ts on projects that can last from a few months to a few years. She takes on three to six at a time. But because Sonenshines concerned about losing business, she networks, blogs, uses social media and attends conferences. I am constantly in business development mode,Ž says Sonenshine, whose company is based in Arlington, Virginia. When Gayle Bu networks, she offers potential clients a free 30-minute consultation „ but not necessarily with the expectation of being hired. Bu, whos based in Atlanta, is an online business manager, working with companies and individual entrepreneurs. Even if youre not the right “t, they will tell their network about you,Ž Bu says. Shes most comfortable with four to six clients „ and knows what its like to lose two, one right after the other. It was a pain in the neck, but it wasnt devastating because I knew I just needed to call a couple of people and “ll those slots next week,Ž Bu says. That approach is the key to surviving, says Gene Marks, owner of The Marks Group, a small business consulting “rm in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. You should be thinking all the time, If I were “red on Friday, what is Plan B,Ž he says. Owners may not have to look too far for more work, he says. Those who have contracts with one of“ce or division of a large business can do some prospecting in other parts of the company. Marks also recommends that owners keep overhead low and cash ”ow strong, giving themselves a cushion if a customer suddenly leaves. Staying alert to both positive and negative changes with customers is also key. When Toys R Us said in March it was shutting its stores, for instance, it didnt come as a surprise to vendors, Marks says. They knew where things were going six months ahead,Ž he says. Business owners who focus on government work deal with the occasional unpredictability of getting paid. When the federal government shut for 16 days in 2013, contractors including many small business owners faced a cash ”ow nightmare. Psychologist Ashley Hampton has run into that doing evaluations of children and adults for a state agency in Alabama. When agencies approach the Sept. 30 end of their “scal year, they start running out of money. What typically happens is in mid-July or mid-August it starts slowing down and then in August it becomes a trickle and in September, non-existent,Ž says Hampton, whos located in Trussville. To help make up for the shortfall, Hampton has expanded her geographic reach to 15 counties. Shes also building a separate coaching business for other owners who are trying to build companies. Some owners start out with many customers, then realize they would work better with just a few. Brian Foley used to rely on thousands of people who used his app, Buddytruk, which he describes as an Uber for people who need trucks for pickups and deliveries. But advertising costs to reach the general public ran too high, especially since individual customers tended to use it once in a while at most. Two years ago, Foley began focusing on deliveries for shoppers at stores like Costco in Southern California and Austin, Texas. People who buy big items like patio furniture can get a truck to deliver their purchases. Foley, whose company is based in Santa Monica, California, develops and maintains relationships with store managers and employees so he can advertise Buddytruk to customers while theyre shopping. If a manager were to leave, theres a chance he could lose his companys presence in a store and in turn, thousands of dollars in revenue each month. Thats de“nitely a worry of ours. The longer the relationship lasts, the more of a moat you create around yourself,Ž Foley says.By JOYCE M. 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