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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 154 | $1.25 Good Morning To John Carroll Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com Sunday, June 3, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D4-5 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE SEBRING Â„ This year the Heartland Triathlon celebrates its 13th year of promoting health and Â“tness in Highlands County. Beginning in 2005 with 200 adults participating in the Â“rst event, the race has grown to approximately 1,000 participants each year. During the Â“rst eight years of the competition, the race was just a short sprint triathlon, but it has expanded to include the option of an Olympic, or international distance, race. The competition also became a two-day event with youth competing on Saturday and adults competing on Sunday. As the race grew, so did its popularity with the youth. Most triathlons have youths swim in pools when they compete, but the Heartland Triathlon offers the unique opportunity to swim in a lake Â„ Lake Jackson. In addition, the Heartland Triathlon was chosen as the site for the Southeast Youth Regional Championship. Youths travel from Alabama, Georgia and all over Florida to compete in the event. The triathlon achieves a rare accomplishment; it appeals to both youth and older participants. Youth come for the excellent swimming venue and an opportunity to advance in the sport. Older participants, such as Larry and Jackie Yost from Treasure Island, enjoy the friendly atmosphere in Sebring. ÂThe town of Sebring loves to have people there for the race,ÂŽ Jackie Yost said. ÂNot every place is like that.ÂŽ Jackie, 90, and her husband, Larry, 88, have competed in triathlons for years, but the Heartland Triathlon in Sebring is one of their favorite events. ÂWe thoroughly enjoy the race,ÂŽ Jackie Yost said, Âbecause the people are so friendly, and they provide you with the best of everything, including the best goodie bag. My husband and I have been coming for the last Â“ve to six years, and I canÂt say enough good things about the event.ÂŽ Besides small town charm and the friendly atmosphere, Sebring also provides excellent safety measures for the participants. According to Assistant Fire Chief Dirk Riley, the Sebring Fire Department will provide medical staff at the start and Â“nish lines. In addition, they will have rescue boats in the lake for swimmers in distress. For Â“tness enthusiasts who refuse to participate in water sports, the triathlon has added a new event, the duathlon, a running and biking event that forgoes the swim portion. Another new competition that was added this year is the Triathlon funBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERAnnual event experiences steady growth MELISSA MAIN/STAFFJackie Yost, 90, and her husband, Larry, 88, competed in a recent triathlon. The couple have competed in the Heartland Triathlon for the past 5 years. TRIATHLON | 9 FILE PHOTOAvon ParkÂs Katelyn Van Rooyen competed in the 2017 Heartland Kids Triathlon.AVON PARK Â„ Legislators told Avon Park business owners they hope to make state government more efÂ“cient and effective in health and education issues, especially school safety, even at the expense of political careers. Florida Representatives Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, and Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, both talked about state initiatives. Albritton, suffering a head cold, spoke brieÂ”y. Albritton said one of the best improvements he saw from Tallahassee Â„ one all political parties can support Â„ is an initiative to make government more efÂ“cient. During this yearÂs budget process, he said, legislators added provisional Legislators focus on efficiency, safetyBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERAlbritton, Pigman visit Avon Park Chamber ALBRITTON PIGMANSAFETY | 9 TALLAHASSEE --Months after Gov. Rick Scott promised a hard line against nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, much of the industry is not in compliance with new rules as the state heads into the 2018 hurricane season. Scott pushed to require that nursing homes and assisted living facilities have backup power systems to make sure that residents can remain cool for 96 hours in case buildings lose electricity. The Agency for Health Care Administration this week released data showing that nearly 66 percent of nursing homes in the state have Many nursing homes, ALFs donÂt meet power requirementsNEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDAÂItÂs not as simple as snapping your Â“ngers and saying. ÂLet there be air conditioning at all nursing home and ALFs.ÂÂŽ Â„ Skip Gregory, Retired Florida Chief of Health Care Facility Planning HOMES | 10SEBRING Â„ Contract negotiations between the School Board of Highlands County and its teachers and support personnel unions are being planned for July after two previous talks yielded no agreements. The teachers and school support employees worked the entire 2017-18 school year under the 2016-17 agreements. Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge said contract negotiations will likely start in July. ÂWe still have 2017-18 that is open,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe School district, employee contract negotiations to resumeBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSometime in July MARC VALERO/STAFFThe School Board of Highlands County and the unions representing the teachers and school support employees are working on setting a date to resume contract negotiations in July. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ newssun.com or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. Â… 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@ highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 email@example.com CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ highlandsnewssun.com PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 firstname.lastname@example.org CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. The word ruby comes from the Latin rubens, which means red. 2. Rubies are found in shades of red, from rich darkish red to pigeon blood red and pinkish red. The red hue comes from traces of the mineral chromium. 3. Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is also a traditional gift for those celebrating 15th or 40th anniversaries. 4. Rubies are extremely strong, registering 9 on the Mohs scale of hardness. They are as resilient as sapphires and only slightly softer than diamonds. 5.The most precious rubies are those with a full, rich red color with just a hint of blue tones. Originally, the Â“nest rubies were mined in Myanmar and it is from there that the term Burmese ruby began to describe the Â“nest rubies. Source; https://www. israel-diamonds.com/ Education/Gemstone/ RubyFacts/Default.aspx SEBRING Â„ Sebring Police Department ofÂ“cials investigated a theft at Family Dollar, and when they searched the female suspect they found stolen goods and methamphetamine. According to the arrest report, Alicia Jackson, 41, of Avon Park, entered the Family Dollar located at 620 N. Ridgewood Drive, in Sebring May 30. The manager noticed that the size of her purse had changed when she exited the store, the arrest report states. The black purse that had once been Â”at was bulging with Cheez-It chips and possibly other items, authorities said. The manager reported the theft to the police, identifying the suspect as a woman with pink hair and a pink shirt who was trying to leave the store without paying. Jackson Â”ed on her bike, but police spotted her behind Family Dollar. They pursued and she reportedly entered a nearby parking lot through the northernmost entrance. Police ofÂ“cers entered through the southernmost entrance, and Jackson almost collided into the patrol car. At that point, she was arrested. Police ofÂ“cers searched her purse. They found two cold soda bottles and an energy bottle, the report said. The CheezIt chips were found in nearby bushes. As ofÂ“cers continued their search of her purse, they located drug paraphernalia. OfÂ“cers also located a backpack outside the Family Dollar that Jackson had been using, authorities said. Inside the backpack, the ofÂ“cers found several syringes containing clear or red liquid inside of them, the report said. The liquid in one of the syringes was Â“eld tested, and it tested positive for methamphetamine. Jackson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and petit theft of $100 or less.Sebring woman charged with drugs, theftBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER JACKSON MARC VALERO/STAFFThis Chevrolet Trail Blazer tangled with a semi-tractor sometime around noon Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 27 and West Pleasant Street in Avon Park. The accident blocked two northbound lanes of U.S. 27 for a short time. Additional information was not available at press time.SUV vs. semi accident SEBRING Â„ Most couples will remember their wedding day Â“lled with guests, laughter, good food and dancing. However, newlyweds Joanie Gooravan and Michele Keller will remember being evacuated from Olive Garden, Â“re engine sirens and lights and smoke. The couple was married earlier in the day on Friday, and the small wedding party of family and friends sat down at the Olive Garden for an Italian feast. ÂWe were sitting there, and someone came over to us and said, Âyou have to leave now,ÂÂŽ Gooravan said. ÂWe thought they were kidding. They said Âno, really we are evacuating the building because there is smoke in the kitchen.ÂÂŽ The Desoto City Volunteer Fire Department arrived with its bright green truck to check where the smoke was coming from, followed by Emergency Management Director Scott Canaday and the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department. The restaurant staff waited outside with the wedding party anticipating news. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and told the couple that they would eventually get their complimentary champagne. Canaday conÂ“rmed that a faulty air-conditioning unit was responsible for the smoky restaurant. Highlands County EMTs reported there were no injuries. The wedding couple laughed off the incident and said they would never forget their reception. They also were granted their wish of having some nice pictures taken of them. They posed good-naturedly in front of the bright green Â“re truck for the photos. The wedding party did decide to Â“nd another location for the reception. Within an hour or so, manager Nikki Hajian said the restaurant would reopen. She was not concerned that the restaurant would be hot; she said it had six cooling units.Smoke crashes wedding receptionBY KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFWait and cook sta evacuated Olive Garden on Friday as reghters inspected the cause of smoke inside. Even though smoke disrupted their wedding reception at Olive Garden Friday, Joanie Gooravan and Michele Keller kept their sense of humor and posed for pictures with the re truck at the Olive Garden. 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Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 www.highlandsnewssun.com The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 25: Yandy Marrero, 31, Sebring, on charges of cocaine trafÂ“cking, public order crimes, commit Â“rst degree felony with a weapon, possession of a weapon, cocaine possession, drug equipment possession and two charges of marijuana possession. Shakell Secron Spence, 24, Moyock, North Carolina, on charges of marijuana possession and drug equipment possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 26:John L. Brown, 27, Avon Park, on two charges of probation violation. Laura Ann Rich, 29, Sebring, charged with larceny.The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 27:Francisco Javier Fabian, 26, Sebring, on charges of resisting an ofÂ“cer and battery. Marcus Durell Hodges, 30, Lakeland, on charges of cocaine possession, marijuana possession and drug equipment possession. Omar Jucsue Rushing, 31, Sebring, on charges of probation violation, selling drugs, drug equipment possession and failure to keep controlled substance record. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 28:Christopher James Henson, 31, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Joseph Glenn Stone, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Jamal Rashard Ward, 27, Sebring, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 29:Alstead Brown, 63, Lake Placid, on charges of larceny and burglary. Alejandro Angle Ferrell, 19, Avon Park, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. Jorge Gonzalez, 32, Frostproof, on charges of drug possession, amphetamine trafÂ“cking, possession of a weapon by convicted felon, deliver methamphetamine and two charges of drug equipment possession. Angela Jean Morales, 48, Avon Park, on charges of larceny, dealing in stolen property and fraud. Norman Earl Ritchey, 34, Lake Placid, on a charge of cocaine possession and two charges of carrying concealed weapon. Javontai Jonquez Wisdom, 25, Orlando, charged with failure to appear. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 30:Lavarrien Diquan Coker, 23, Avon Park, on charges of marijuana possession, drug equipment possession and drug possession. Alicia Ann Jackson, 41, Sebring, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and larceny. Alvin George Powell, 32, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession, cocaine possession, probation violation, opium or derivative manufacturing and two charges of drug equipment possession. Melquiades RiveraReyes, 33, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Holton Samuel Todd, 37, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession and drug possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on May 31:Andrew Micheal Burke, 26, Lake Placid, on two charges of drug possession. Ronnie Coffey, 27, Sebring, on charges of smuggling contraband, drug equipment possession, two charges of drug possession and two charges of probation violation. Cornelio Diaz, 51, Lorida, charged with parole violation. Rebecca Ann Garman, 34, Lake Placid, on charges of drug equipment possession, opium or derivative possession and marijuana possession. Gamaliel Gutierrez, 54, Godwin, North Carolina, on charges of marijuana possession, drug equipment possession and cocaine possession. Bruin Cole Harllee, 23, Bartow, charged with probation violation. Nelson Antonio Rodriguez, 55, Hialeah, charged with probation violation. POLICE BLOTTER LAKE PLACID Â„ NuHope Elder Services will be hosting a re-grand opening of its Diamond Bistro at 212 N. Main Ave. at 9 a.m. Monday. Representatives from the nonproÂ“t agency as well as the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and local ofÂ“cials will be on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the bistroÂs return to the area. A tour of the meal site and light refreshments will be available. The cafe will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Clients must per-register for the free meals and the availability of transportation can be had by calling 863-382-2134. ÂThe meals and transportation are at no cost for the clients,ÂŽ the groupÂs Laurie Murphy said. ÂThey are funded by the federal Older Americans Act grant and supported with community donations. There is no fee but if a client wants to make a donation so that others can attend the program, they can.ÂŽ Seniors over 60 years of age can visit with other senior friends and make new ones. Community groups will visit the site with information that is important to seniors. Once a month, local artist Judy Nicewicz will create a free art project for the mature residents to participate in. ÂThe people that attend will help us to develop the site, so that it reÂ”ects their interests,ÂŽ Murphy said. ÂWe have other congregate meal sites. They each have a different personality.ÂŽ The locations are: Emanuel United Church of Christ at 3115 Hope St. in Sebring, Fair Haven Villages at 3015 Spinks Road in Sebring, and the Avon Park meal site at 114 E. Main Street. All locations are open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday to Fridays, except Emmanuel United Church of Christ, which is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays to Fridays. Senior residents have been without a Nu-Hope congregate meal site since its ofÂ“cial closing after Hurricane Irma dealt the Â“nal blow to the aging building. The original site was near the Redlands Christians Migrant Association on Interlake Boulevard across from South Florida State College. ÂThat location was an older building,ÂŽ said Murphy, resource development director of Nu-Hope. ÂWe had been at that location for over 30 years. It was an older cement block style building, that, over time, was having challenges and then weather-related damage made it irreparable. At least for a congregate meal place, it could not be brought up to code.ÂŽ Murphy explained why it is important that people support the senior citizens in the community. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com back to school physicals BOOK YOURS TODAY! Mondays: 7:30am-12:00pm 2:30pm-6:00pm Tuesdays: 8:00am-12:00pm Wednesdays: 7:30am-12:00pm 2:30pm-6:00pm Thursdays: 8:00am-12:00pm 2:30pm-6:00pm Fridays: 7:30am-12:00pm ÂThe Good Life Segment 1: VaccinesÂŽ PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! DONÂ’T MISS OUR FACEBOOK LIVE WEBINAR: TWO DOCTORS TO BETTER SERVE YOU! Waldron Chiropractic Health Center 863-382-4445 NEW PATIENTS ARE WELCOME!LAKE PLACID Â„ Highlands County SheriffÂs deputies followed up at a Lake Placid home Tuesday regarding another case, and arrested a man on a concealed weapon charge. Deputies have charged Norman Earl Ritchey, 34, of Lake Placid with carrying a concealed Â“rearm, carrying a concealed weapon Â„ brass knuckles Â„ and possession of cocaine. Deputies found the weapons and drugs on a routine body search after Ritchey allegedly reached into his car while a deputy approached him. At 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, deputies went to a home in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue in Lake Placid, following up on another incident, and found three people in the driveway. One Â„ later identiÂ“ed as Ritchey Â„ appeared to be having an argument with the other two. As the deputy got out of his patrol car, Ritchey allegedly walked to the driverÂs side of a parked car. As the deputy approached, according to arrest reports, Ritchey was standing at the driverÂs door leaning in the vehicle. Reports said Ritchey attempted to walk toward the back of his car, but on seeing the deputy, went back to the driverÂs door and leaned into the car. At that point, the deputy ordered him not to reach in the vehicle and told him to walk to the back of the vehicle, which he did, according to reports. Because of what had happened, reports said, the deputy had him face the car and asked him if he had anything on him. RitcheyÂs answer was redacted from reports. However, upon searching him, the deputy allegedly found a loaded Ruger LCP II .380-caliber pistol, 13 rounds of ammunition. When asked if he had a conceal/carry permit, Ritchey said he hadnÂt Â“nished the class, reports said. A call to dispatchers conÂ“rmed this. The deputy also found a set of metallic knuckles with a retractable 3.5-inch blade in his right front pocket, reports said. In his left front pocket, reports said, the deputy found two small Ziploc packets containing a white substance and a small glass bottle holding a white substance. The substance, 1.2 grams total, later Â“eld tested positive for cocaine, reports said. The deputy also found $590 in RitcheyÂs left pocket, reports said.Man charged with concealed gun, drugsBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER RITCHEY Name: Missy Breed: Yellow labrador Sex: Female Info: Missy is a 9-yearold yellow lab who is housebroken, very friendly and a senior girl. She makes a perfect companio dog. Adoption fees: Dogs: $75 Adoption fees for dogs include: Animal testing (parvo and heartworm), spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime membership to obedience classes. Cats: $40 Adoption fees for cats include: Animal testing (feline leukemia-AIDS), spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. The Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the humane society at 863-655-1522. Tuesday is low cost vaccination clinic, It is open from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No appointment needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering low-cost dental care. They also have low cost spay/neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863-655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the weekSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOMissy is a 9-year-old yellow lab who is housebroken, very friendly and a senior girl. She makes a perfect companion dog. MELISSA MAIN/STAFFFrom left: Lindsay Damon, Sondos Katramiz, Dr. Jessica Forde and Highlands News-Sun Executive Editor Romona Washington posed for a picture in the lobby of the Highlands News-Sun. They congratulated Katramiz on winning Best Overall in the Kids Design the Ads competition. She created the Newsome Eye design.Contest winner Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: Â€U.S. 27 Northbound just north of South Sun N Lakes Boulevard in Lake Placid: Crews will be constructing an agricultural driveway. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Â€ U.S. 27 Southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/ connection at the old Mexican restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Â€ U.S. 27 Southbound at Shop 16 Road/west Lake Isis Avenue: Crews will begin the modiÂ“cation of the median opening at West Palmetto Road. This opening will be closed to trafÂ“c and will take about two weeks to complete. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Motorists should expect single, intermittent inside lane closures from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Â€U.S. 27 Northbound between C.R. 17 and the Polk County line: Crews will be investigating the underground utilities. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Â€ U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from U.S. 27 to Self Avenue: Crews will be replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on US 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, US 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on SR 64 from Self Avenue to US 27. The contractor will also be milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on US 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on SR 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing trafÂ“c separators, sidewalks, trafÂ“c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. The contractor is Concrete Services, LLC. Estimated project completion date is spring 2020. A single continuous lane closure on US 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane Â”agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/overnight hours on U.S. 27 and SR 64.Starting on June 4, motorists should expect lane closures on U.S. 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and shoulder closures on S.R. 64 during the daytime. Â€ S.R. 70 from U.S. 27 to C.R. 721: Crews will be performing weed control and trimming trees along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Â€S.R. 66 from Highlands/ Hardee County Line to west of U.S. 27/US 98 : Crews are repaving approximately 9 miles of roadway on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of S.R. 66 from the Highlands/Hardee County Line to U.S. 27. Additional improvements include the addition of a right turn lane on to Skipper Road, widening the right turn lanes on to South George Boulevard, Sparta Road, and Woodland Creek Trail, installing drainage, curb and gutter, guardrail, pavement markings, and signage. Anticipate daytime and nighttime lane closures on S.R. 66 during construction and expect delays. Motorists should expect single lane closures and be prepared to follow Â”agger direction from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Estimated project completion is summer 2018. 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Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comLowell A. AndersonLowell Arthur Anderson, 95, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2018 at Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Florida. He previously resided at Hidden Creek Circle in Sebring. Lowell was born on July 8, 1922 in Duluth, Minnesota to Edwin and Ida Anderson. Lowell proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee in World War II, serving in the South PaciÂ“c and he was an over-the-road truck driver. He moved to Sebring in 1986 and attended Bible Fellowship Church. He loved Â“shing, camping, and gardening, and he truly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; Dorothy, his wife of 58 years and mother of their children; two brothers; one sister; daughter-inlaw, Karen; and granddaughter, Wendy. Lowell is survived by his wife, Ruby of Lake Placid; children, Ed (special friend Karen) of Avon Park, Shirley (Joe) Adamczak of Duluth, Minnesota, Barb (Bob) Stahel of Sebring, and Steve (Sue) of Duluth, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the awesome staff at Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center. They provided excellent and loving care to our dad as well as continued support to his family. They are much appreciated. A graveside service will be held in Duluth, Minnesota. Donations can be made to Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3011 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. morrisfuneralchapel.com.Mary N. BenschoterMary N. Benschoter, 97, died May 21, 2018 at The Palms of Sebring, Florida. Mary was born in Canandaigue, New York, grew up in Lima, New York and moved to Sebring in 1946 from Rochester, New York. She worked for Ford Heacock Sr. at Heacock Insurance from 1950-1970. She married Harvey in 1970 and they traveled to Europe, visiting relatives in Rome, Italy. They lived in Naples and Sarasota, returning to Sebring in 1990 following HarveyÂs retirement. They were married for 39 years and enjoyed traveling Europe, Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and cruising the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. They also traveled all the states in an RV. Preceded in death by husband, Harvey; survived by his children, Ross (Chris) Benschoter of Sebring, Florida, Reed (Nancy) Benschoter of Hiram, Georgia, and Rick (Roberta) Benschoter of Reddick, Florida; his eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her nieces, Barbara Lynn and Mary Jo Scarsgard; and nephews, James and Stephen Nataline. A Celebration of her Life will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 in the Kesselring Square at The Palms. Burial was at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida. Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society. morrisfuneralchapel.com.George B. KeagyGeorge B. Keagy, 49, died early Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018. Born in Fort Lauderdale, George was the only son of Osborn (Ozzie) Keagy and Alice Keagy. He graduated from Coral Shores High in Key Largo, played varsity football, baseball and was a super boneÂ“sh and redÂ“sh angler. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, a gunners mate and Caribbean Fleet Forecast Weatherman aboard the 210 USCG cutter Vigilant. George was a great nighttime big snook Â“sherman with a keen understanding of Florida Keys bridges and tides and could navigate the maze of islands of Everglades National Park, even by starlight. He was a true biker who liked to chop his own hard tail Harleys and ride hard. He enjoyed seeing his team the Miami Hurricanes, his music, The Doors playing ÂThe EndÂŽ and ÂThe Crystal Ship.ÂŽ George was wheelchair bound his Â“nal years but was always renowned for his precision and artisanship in the marine welding industry, entrusted to build beautiful tuna towers on high dollar sport Â“shermen. George will soon be returned to the Florida Keys ocean, from his best friendÂs commercial lobster boat in a private, greatly attended and adoring service. The family suggests generous donations in GeorgeÂs memory to your local human society. Words of comfort to the family can be make by visiting scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida. 863-465-4134.Dr. William ÂBillÂŽ Joseph Manint, Sr. It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. William ÂBillÂŽ Joseph Manint Sr. announces his passing after a brief hospitalization from a traumatic brain injury, on May 29, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 75 years. He will be lovingly remembered by Sandy, his wife of 50 years, and his two children, Laura (Nicholas) Bagnoli and William Jr. (Kimberly). Bill will also be fondly remembered by his Â“ve grandchildren, Maria, Monica, Isabella, Anthony and Gabriel, as well as by his sister, Carolyn (Kenneth) Toca. He was predeceased by his sister, Rose Rita (Stanley) Wilson, and brother, Alfred Paul Manint II. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Bill graduated from Warren Easton High School in 1960. After graduation, Bill went into the National Guard Reserves for three years while also attending college. He earned a business degree from Louisiana State University New Orleans in 1965. Shortly after marrying, Bill and Sandy moved to Orlando, Florida where he worked as a contract negotiator for the Department of the Navy. In 1974, Bill furthered his education, attending Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, graduating as valedictorian in 1978. Upon graduation, the Manint family moved to Sebring, Florida where Bill opened his optometry practice in 1979, examining eyes until his retirement in 2003. After retiring, Bill enjoyed volunteering his time at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring as a youth minister for Â“ve years. He also taught the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults for the past 11 years. His other hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren, riding motorcycles, photography and traveling. Visitation hours are from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 8 at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St. Very Reverend Jos Gonzlez, V.F. presiding. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Placid. In lieu of Â”owers, please consider a donation to St. Catherine Catholic School, 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870. morrisfuneralchapel. com.Beth VandygriffBeth Vandygriff, 65, of Sebring, Florida died May 27, 2018, with the family at her side. She was born to the late Leo and Gertrude Faustnaugh on March 30, 1953 in Elkhart, Indiana. Beth is survived by her loving husband, Donald, of 35 years. They were married Oct. 7, 1983 in Indiana by Reverend Ethel Barnes. BethÂs career path led her to the medical profession where she had a long and illustrious career as a certiÂ“ed nurse assistant. Don and Beth also had a successful real estate business for over 20 years. She will be missed by many. God bless. OBITUARIES FLORIDA NEWS BRIEFSUtility worker dies beneath manhole CAPE CORAL (AP) Â„ Authorities say a utility worker died while working beneath a manhole in Florida. The News-Press reports that man, whose name wasnÂt immediately released, died Friday afternoon in Cape Coral. The Southwest Utilities employee had been installing a new water and sewer line. Police spokesman Dana Coston says it wasnÂt clear whether the man had fallen into the hole or had suffered a medical problem while in the hole. Witnesses say paramedics spent almost two hours working to recover the body, which had been submerged under water.Inmate gets life sentence for killing prisonerPENSACOLA (AP) Â„ A Florida inmate who was already serving 15 years will now spend the rest of his life in prison. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 27-year-old Robert Lee Hunt received his life sentence Friday, two days after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder. Authorities say Hunt fatally stabbed fellow inmate Jorge Slaughter last June at the Century Correctional Institution in Escambia County. Surveillance video shows Hunt chasing Slaughter through a common area at the prison and then stabbing and slashing him with an improvised knife. Hunt claimed he was acting in self-defense. Florida Department of Corrections records show Hunt was in prison for attempted armed robbery in Polk County in 2014. Slaughter was serving a 30-year sentence for robbery, grand theft and burglary charges.Deputy fired over social media postsWEST PALM BEACH (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cials say a Florida sheriffÂs deputy has been Â“red for social media posts that made racially-charged remarks about former Â“rst lady Michelle Obama and blamed Muslims for a mass shooting. The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday that Jason Van Dusen was terminated as a Palm Beach SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce deputy. Van Dusen, a deputy since 1998, had been suspended once before for offensive social media posts. The posts that led to Van DusenÂs Â“ring includes one on Twitter displaying a photo of Michelle Obama next to one depicting a ÂPlanet of the ApesÂŽ character. In another Twitter post from December 2, 2015 the day 14 people were shot to death in San Bernardino, California Van Dusen wrote that the U.S. has a ÂMuslim problemÂŽ and not Âa gun problem.ÂŽWeight-loss, gardening, topics of womenÂs summitPALM HARBOR (AP) Â„ A Florida Congressman who is running for his seventh term in ofÂ“ce will hold his Â“rst-ever WomenÂs Summit, which will include topics like weightloss and gardening. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Rep. Gus Bilirakis, a Tampa Bay area Republican, said the event will be a chance for women to learn about Ârelevant topics that have a direct impactÂŽ on their lives. Bilirakis said in a statement to the Times that topics for the June 9 summit came from people who attended a previous womenÂs session he hosted in 2014. But some of BilirakisÂ opponents in the race, which has drawn parallels to other Republican strongholds being challenged by Democrats nationwide in the November midterm elections, are critical of the event. South Florida State CollegeÂs Dental Hygiene Associate in Science (AS) degree program and Dental Assisting occupational certicate program are seeking reaccreditation from the American Dental AssociationÂs Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). CODA site visitors will evaluate both programs June 6-8, 2018, at the Highlands Campus. SFSC students and the public may submit comments about the programs to CODA as part of its initial fact-nding process. Only comments that are signed will be considered, but all comments remain strictly condential and will not aect prospective students or those enrolled in the programs. Comments should address standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or the policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. All comments should be received by CODA before the site visit and mailed to:Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 East Chicago Avenue Â€ Chicago, IL 60611Questions about CODAÂs site visit or SFSCÂs Dental Education programs should be addressed to: Dr. Deborah Milliken, Chair, Dental Education, South Florida State College, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825; 863-784-7023. adno=3573048 HEALING TRACTIONHAND DELIVERED...Right Where You NEED It! AVON PARK CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC ÂHEALING THE HEARTLAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS! Axial Trac Traction atadno=3582502adno=3581412 REGISTRAR Responsible for the operation and supervision of the Admissions, Registration, and Records Office. MasterÂs degree and five or more years of recent employment experience in a post-secondary educational institution required. Experience working with student records, registration, and computer systems required. Experience with Ellucian Banner software strongly preferred. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor email@example.com Rob Kearly Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Â… 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. On June 5, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) will be petitioning the county commissioners to raise the bed tax and remove Art & Culture (A&C) as a funding category. This is an important issue regarding our tourist economy and its stakeholders. HCA believes it is time to raise the tourist tax to stay competitive. But it is counterproductive to remove A&C as a funding category. The cultural community has been experiencing remarkable growth in the past few years. New galleries have opened in Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring. The Alan Jay Wildstein Performing Arts Center at SFSC, Circle Theatre, Highlands Little Theatre and the Genesis Center in Lake Placid are bringing a new level of talent and variety of performances to the local stage. Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center has entered the scene, and new art classes have been developed to Â“ll increased demand. Tourism is FloridaÂs number one industry and trickle down is fueling the growth in our A&C attractions. Florida Tax Watch studies show that 74 percent of tourists in Florida engage in A&C activities. State, federal, university and hospitality industry studies show cultural tourism has a history of bolstering rural economies and enriching the community as a whole. The cultural tourist: spends more, stays longer, is better educated, explores local attractions, shops, and looks for off-the-beaten path cultural experiences. The TDC is our voice to this market. Currently they are mandated to spend 20% of tourist tax dollars to promote the countyÂs cultural assets. Their reason for eliminating the A&C funding category is that it makes bookkeeping easier for them. It will also enable them not to promote A&C. This has happened before. TDC raided the A&C kitty for nine years diverting some $360,000 to promote things other than A&C. They were taken to task by The State of Florida Joint Legislative committee and funds were returned to the A&C budget. $210,000 was designated to hire an agency to promote Highlands County as an art & culture destination. The agency was Â“red. TDC had other ideas for the funds. The countyÂs A&C assets have never been promoted in a cohesive campaign to attract the cultural tourist. To date, TDC continues to drain the funds for other purposes. Highlands County is rich in cultural assets and rural charm. You need to look no farther than the newly created Art & Culture Passport that lists 37 A&C experiences to know there are gems waiting to be discovered throughout the county that are sorely in need of advertising. We need to tap into this lucrative tourist market, diversify, and grow our tourist economy, not remove A&C as a category. TDC is proposing to double the bed tax to 4 percent. They would spend the funds as follows: 1 percent for Asset Development & Enhancement, Administration As Budgeted, and the remaining funds for All Marketing. All Marketing does not specify a percentage of funds, if any, dedicated to promote A&C. To develop a campaign to identify Highlands County as a destination for cultural tourism requires a budget. No budget no campaign. TDC continues to disrespect the value of the cultural tourist. They remain blindsided by events and sports marketing. TDC would lead you to believe that without restrictions they can spend more on A&C. The reality is that Category D in the current ordinance has no restrictions on how much they spend for A&C, and Category C mandates at least 20% be used to promote the countyÂs A&C assets. That ordinance is wise. It incorporates lessons from the past and works to guide the future diversity of our tourist economy. Other counties that have A&C attractions have ordinances specifying a percentage of funds be used to promote their assets include: St. Johns County, Broward County, Sarasota County, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County. These counties know the value of the cultural tourist and want to protect their share of the market. Our TDC has no vision or strategic plan. TDC has come to recognize this shortfall and is a seeking a consulting Â“rm to help it develop a strategic plan. A strategic plan would help deÂ“ne A&CÂs roll in developing a tourist economy. This has been lacking from the beginning. HCA believes the strategic plan should be in place before TDC asks for an ordinance change removing the A&C category. To do otherwise is premature. We are against the proposed TDC ordinance because it: 1. Gives too much power to TDC; 2. Eliminates TDC accountability and responsibility for fair distribution in granting bed tax dollars; 3. Is vague on how TDC will spend close to $900,000 annually. We ask the commissioners to send the TDC back to the drawing board to craft an ordinance insuring the promotion of the countyÂs growing A&C assets, as well as the businesses supported by them. Fred Leavitt is president of the Heartland Cultural Alliance. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun. TDC ordinance will end arts fundingFred LeavittGUEST COLUMN ÂI think President Trump will be much more successful than President Carter. He has a bolder personality, a more loyal base and we now have the internet. Americans can get more news. Yes, a lot is fake or biased but it is harder for the swamp to keep information from the people. Time will tell. I love it when you challenge us, your readers, to think.ÂŽ Â„ CW Thanks, CW. Based on reader feedback, IÂm going to write more about the similar backgrounds and similar challenges of President Trump and President Carter. Both President Trump and President Carter came into the White House having lived their lives primarily outside politics Â… as successful businessmen. Carter came from a wealthy agricultural family, but inherited very little. CarterÂs Â“rst-year harvest failed and Jimmy took out debt to stay aÂ”oat. He and his wife spent a year in subsidized housing as he got started in business. Carter used grit, hard work and smarts to build a successful agricultural business which included insurance, seed and fertilizer sales, corn buying and cotton ginning. He eventually became quite successful in business. He used that business background to launch a political career. President Trump also came from a successful family. Donald faced downturns, borrowed money to stay aÂ”oat and eventually built a very successful real estate empire. Both men, forged by business challenges, became supremely conÂ“dent in their own decision making. President Carter was so conÂ“dent, he disdained the chief of staff position. Chris WhippleÂs book, about the history of the chief of staff position, ÂThe Gatekeepers,ÂŽ chronicles how CarterÂs distaste for a strong chief of staff hobbled his presidency. President Trump also seems to have a high opinion of his own decision-making style. Trump is quite dismissive of his chief of staffsÂ attempts to bring order to the White House. Like Carter, Trump wants to be the center Â… not his chief of staff. The upside of that management style is seen in foreign policy. I never thought Carter had strong negotiating skills until I read Lawrence WrightÂs ÂThirteen Days in September,ÂŽ which chronicles the peace negotiations at Camp David. HereÂs hoping our current president has the same success with Korea. President Carter wanted a strong economy. He averaged over 200,000 new jobs created every month over his four years in ofÂ“ce. Better than Reagan, yet we somehow think Reagan did a better job of creating jobs. CarterÂs new job creation record is similar to President Trump, but slightly better. Many readers might think Paul Volcker and Ronald Reagan broke our high interest and high inÂ”ation rates. But it was Jimmy Carter who hired Paul Volcker to break the inÂ”ationary spiral. In Paul VolckerÂs autobiography, he writes that Carter blamed VolckerÂs insistence on raising interest rates during the election season for CarterÂs loss to Reagan. Now we have President Trump, who also has a Federal Reserve chairman, focused on raising rates right into the mid-term election and beyond. VolckerÂs interest rate increases created back to back terrible recessions. Will the current rise in interest rates have the same effect? President Carter, a Democrat, was frustrated by a Congress that his party controlled. President Trump, a Republican, is stymied by a Congress, that his party controls. We often want to think that right now is the Â“rst time. Right now is a unique moment never before seen. Today is indeed unique, but history is full of similar moments. 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 daviddr@ sun-herald.com .Decision-making style forged by business successes David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS So, letÂs see if we understand this right. The Town of Lake Placid needs more parking, which we agree with. Town Council made a unanimous decision to make an offer of $15,000 on a vacant lot at the corner of Hibiscus Street and Main Avenue. The property owners decided the price should have been $25,000, so they countered the townÂs proposal for what they said is a more realistic selling price. Perhaps the property owners are right. A couple of real estate professionals spoke up, telling council that the higher price was more realistic. Instead of caving in, the council backed off, not willing to pay the higher price. Understandable. The lot is currently full of grass and sand. It will need to be paved and striped in order to properly serve as a parking lot. A pre-quote was given at $20,000. With the $15,000 that the town had agreed to as a purchase price, that would make a $35,000 investment in parking. Now here comes the part that we are left shaking our heads at. The lot, which would be large enough for the town to create a small park, would only bring an additional 10-12 parking spots. At 12 spots, the town is willing to spend $2,900 per spot to make the parking lot a reality in a busy portion of town. Town Administrator Phil Williams wrote to neighboring businesses asking them to contribute $1,000 each to raise enough money to make a counter offer of $20,000. The park would have to be bought in the townÂs name and deeded in full to the town Âin order for the deed to state that the lot will forever remain a public parking lot, forever maintained by the town.ÂŽ Here are where the real questions start to come in. Why is the town asking for help from area businesses to buy the lot? Is the town in Â“nancial trouble? The government does not ask businesses, or citizens to pay its bills. If the town wants the lot, then let the town buy it. We arenÂt in the habit of seeing a government entity ask its businesses for a gift of money. As with most citizens, if the town doesnÂt have the funds to buy the lot and yet it is a necessity, then Â“nd a way to borrow the money and pay it back, but not from your own businesses, who work hard every day to put money in the pockets of their own employees. Is it even legal for the town to ask the businesses to partner in the purchase? Williams named some of the businesses that have already committed to partner with the town: three to date including a non-proÂ“t agency. We simply donÂt understand why businesses would give the town money to buy something that they wonÂt own with only a simple promise that it will Âremain a parking lot.ÂŽ Who is to say a future town council, 20, 30 years down the road wouldnÂt decide to do something else with the lot? If there is a need for parking, why include a small park in the design? Why is the president of the chamber of commerce involved in this questionable matter? And one last question that really has us scratching our heads, why would a non-proÂ“t give $1,000 to the town instead of spending the money to care for its clients? If they can afford to give $1,000 towards a townÂs purchase and development of a parking lot, then we question why they cry wolf when threats to cut funding come down from higher levels of government. ThereÂs a lot of questions that need to be answered before any more businesses offer a handout to the town. We think the questions weÂve posed deserve answers, and we will be seeking just that.Seeking answers
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com You decided to bring home a new family member. The whole family discussed it, prepared for it, and everyone agreed, we want to add a dog to our family. Now, do we want a big dog, little dog, high energy, low energy, young, senior or puppy? Adding a new dog or puppy to your family can be very exciting for both your family and the dog. Sometimes you can bring a new dog into your home and it is like they have always been there. They accept you and you accept them, all is well. However, it does not always work that way. Sometimes it takes time and effort. Depending on the dogÂs background, it may take some time for the dog to get to know and love you. Keep in mind, dogs have memory: some good, some not so good. Some dogs have led horriÂ“c lives before you brought them home. It will take time for them to trust you. Here are steps that may help the adjustment for both you and your new dog be an easy one. All dogs react differently, so adjust accordingly. 1. Get your new dog an ID tag with your phone number on it, just in case he gets away and doesnÂt know his way home. Be sure you have a good hold of the leash when you open your car door. Some dogs will bolt out of fear of a new place. 2. Ask the staff questions about your new dog. What are his habits, is crate training right for him? Some dogs are petriÂ“ed of crates. 3. Dog proof your home. a.) Tape electric cords to baseboards b.) Put chemicals out of reach c.) Move plants out of reach d.) Keep glass and delicate items out of reach e.) Keep shoes and electronics out of reach 4. Training starts the Â“rst day. Everyone decide what words you will use, ex., potty time, No, Down, etc. This will help lessen confusion. He may already know other words for the same thing. 5. Take your dog for a walk before bringing him inside. Give him plenty of time to empty the bladder and colon. Be prepared for accidents! 6. If you plan to crate, have it ready with a blanket, toys, etc. Allow him to enter and leave freely until he is used to it. 7. Decide on a feeding schedule. For most dogs, free feeding works best with a quality dry food. You never save money by feeding poor quality food. Most dogs enjoy canned food once a day. 8. For the Â“rst few days, remain calm with your dog. Do not over stimulate or rough house. Do not invite everyone you know over to meet your new dog. Do not parade him around to meet all the neighbors. Let him get to know you Â“rst. Give your dog space, and give him down time and alone time to take in this is his new home. Imagine you being taken from your family and dropped off with a new one and expected to just ÂÂ“t in.ÂŽ 9. When you arrive home from being away, do not act very excited to see him. That will encourage him to do the same, causing him to jump, pee and do all things you wonÂt like. Come in and give him time to adjust that you are home, then play. 10. Give your dog time to get to know you. DonÂt expect him to be your best friend right away. Most of us take time to know someone before accepting them as our best friends. Your dog may have been through bad experiences; he may not trust everyone. Notice what frightens him, watch his body language. 11. If you are adopting a large dog, leave his leash on for at least a week. This has several beneÂ“ts. It gives you a long handle to control him without having to reach and grab his collar, which may frighten him. This may be very helpful if anything wrong should happen. It is much safer to grab a leash than a collar. 12. It is never recommended to leave a large or even small dog home alone unrestricted until you know how he is going to act without you home. Nothing will end a new relationship sooner than to come home and Â“nd your sofa cushions all chewed up. No matter how innocent he looks when you leave, either crate or contain him to a small area with nothing to destroy. 13. First and foremost, if you have small children or other pets never just let the dog in your house off the leash. Even if they previously met. If you have another dog, take them for a walk together. If you have children, do not let them walk the dog alone. Walk with them until you are comfortable that everyone gets along. DonÂt forget about the cat. Never let a new dog loose with your cat until you are sure it will be OK. Remember, it may not be the new dog; small dogs like to attack big dogs. My tiny chi thinks she is a 90-pound pitbull! If you have other small pets, such as rabbits that run loose, contain them until you are sure they all get along. 14. Never let anyone put their face in a new dogÂs face! Keep them away when the dog is eating or being given a treat. Some dogs are possessive of their toys as well. 15. Establish your dog with a vet. 16. DonÂt set your new dog up for failure. 17. And lastly Âƒ never shop; always adopt! Using common sense will make the difference between success or failure. You want your new dog to become a part of your family. Take the time to allow this to happen. The Humane Society has dogs of all sizes, ages, energy levels. Come see us for your new family member. The Humane Society is open for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Low cost vaccination clinic every from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; no appointment needed. Call 863-655-1522 to set an appointment for spay/ neuter/dental care. Heartworm and Â”ea prevention is offered at a very low cost. You can reach Judy Spiegel at 863-214-6508 if you want to talk shelter talk. I have a new dog, now what do I do? Humane Society of Highlands CountyPAWTALK SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18adno=3574266 147 S. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com HOMESTEAD (AP) Â„ Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is Âa decent man, a family man.ÂŽ He lauds the South Florida Republican for deÂ“antly pushing his party to protect young ÂDreamerÂŽ immigrants from deportation. Founder of a nonproÂ“t that helps farm workers, Garza happily hosted Curbelo at a reception honoring high school graduates last week at the massive HomesteadMiami Speedway. But his praise came with a warning about this NovemberÂs elections. ÂHe better do whatÂs right for the community,ÂŽ said Garza, 70, himself a former migrant laborer. ÂIf not, he can lose.ÂŽ Across the country Â„ from CaliforniaÂs lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to CurbeloÂs district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys Â„ moderate Republicans like Curbelo are under hefty pressure to buck their partyÂs hardline stance on immigration. After years of watching their conservative colleagues in safe districts refuse to budge, the GOP middle is Â“ghting back Â„ mindful that a softer position may be necessary to save their jobs and GOP control of the House. ÂMembers who have priorities and feel passionate about issues canÂt sit back and expect leadersÂŽ to address them, Curbelo said. ÂBecause it doesnÂt work.ÂŽ Curbelo, 38, is seeking a third term from a district that stretches from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down to eccentric Key West. Seventy percent of his constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign-born. Those are among the highest percentages in the nation, giving many of them a Â“rst-hand stake in CongressÂ immigration Â“ght. Curbelo and Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., whose Modesto-area district thrives on agriculture powered by migrant workers, have launched a petition drive that would force House votes on four immigration bills, ranging from liberal to conservative versions. Twenty-three Republicans have signed on, two shy of the number needed to succeed, assuming all Democrats jump aboard. Another supporter of the rare rebellion by the usually compliant moderates is Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a former Marine who learned Spanish when his district was redrawn to include DenverÂs diverse eastern suburbs. In an interview, Coffman expressed frustration over waiting nearly 18 months for House Speaker Paul Ryan to deliver on assurances that Congress would address the issue. ÂHe was always telling me, ÂIt will happen, it will happen.Â I never saw it happen,ÂŽ Coffman said. ÂOne cannot argue that those of us who signed onto this discharge petition didnÂt give leadership time.ÂŽ The centrists favor legislation that would protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. They back a path to citizenship for these immigrants, who have lived in limbo since President Donald Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, called DACA. Federal courts have blocked its termination for now. Trying to head off the petition, Ryan, R-Wis., and conservatives are negotiating with the centrists in hopes of Â“nding compromise. Roll calls are on track for later this month, but it will be tough to steer legislation through the House thatÂs both liberal enough to survive in the more moderate Senate and restrictive enough for Trump to sign into law. At the speedway, a local economic anchor since Hurricane Andrew shattered the city in 1992, Curbelo didnÂt mention his battle in Washington to the graduates. ÂOur country and our community need you,ÂŽ he told his audience, some of whom Garza said were DACA recipients. CurbeloÂs district backed Democrat Hillary Clinton by a whopping 16 percentage points in the 2016 presidential race over Trump, who has fanned immigrantsÂ resentment by repeatedly linking them to crime and job losses. ThatÂs left Curbelo facing a competitive re-election, though heÂs raised far more campaign cash than his likely Democratic challenger, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Of the 23 Republican petition signees, nine represent districts whose Hispanic populations exceed the 18 percent national average. Clinton carried 12 of their districts in 2016, and several are from moderate-leaning suburbs of cities like Philadelphia and Minneapolis and agricultural areas in California and upstate New York that rely on migrant workers. The centristsÂ petition echoes the hardball tactics often employed by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus. Its roughly 30 members often band together with demands top Republicans ignore at peril of losing votes in the narrowly divided House. GOP leaders and Freedom Caucus members fear that under the votes the petition would force, liberal-leaning legislation backed by most Democrats and a few Republicans would prevail. That would infuriate conservative voters whoÂll be needed at the polls to fend off a Democratic wave threatening GOP House control. Among those envisioning that scenario is Nicholas Mulick, GOP chairman of FloridaÂs Monroe County, which encompasses the Keys and is the reddest portion of CurbeloÂs district. ÂWith the greatest respect for the congressman, I donÂt think itÂs going to work,ÂŽ Mulick said. Others reject that argument, saying moderatesÂ worries should be heeded because they must be re-elected for Republicans to retain their majority. ÂThat sounds like somebody whoÂs never run in a swing district,ÂŽ former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who once led his partyÂs House campaign arm, said of claims that immigration votes would dampen conservative turnout. ÂDo they want to be in the majority, hold gavels?ÂŽ Democrats and local immigration activists say they wish CurbeloÂs effort well but question his motivation. They say heÂs reacting to election pressures and simply wants to show voters heÂs Â“ghting for them. ÂIt feels very late, opportunistic, theatrical,ÂŽ said Thomas Kennedy, deputy political director for the Florida Immigrant Coalition.GOP moderates rebel on immigrationBy ALAN FRAM and NICHOLAS RICCARDIASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this Tuesday, May 29 photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., greets graduates while attending the 34th Annual Farmworker Student Recognition Ceremony in Homestead, In a district stretching from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down the Florida Keys to eccentric Key West, 70 percent of CurbeloÂs constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign born. adno=3580462 adno=3582496
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.com aquabike, a swimming and biking race. Participants can choose the sprint or long distance options for both of these new events. According to Dan Andrews, race director, approximately 15-20 percent of the overall numbers are from the aquabike and duathlon events. In addition to new events, the Heartland Triathlon is also under new management. However, the same core group of leaders remain involved in the organization. Jeff Carlson, of Carlson Accounting, is the new treasurer, and Dan Andrews and Kevin Shutt, of Legacy Bicycles, serve as president and vice president, respectively. The leadership team has worked to make the race more affordable. ÂWe have lowered the price of the race a little bit this year,ÂŽ Andrews said. ÂIn addition, we offered really big price breaks for registering early.ÂŽ According to Patrick High, another core member of the triathlon organization, the event gives back to the health and wellness of the community by donating to many nonproÂ“t and charitable organizations, including Florida HospitalÂs Â“tness center and high school sports teams. Groups Â„ such as the Sebring High School cheerleaders, SHS band and local churches Â„ volunteer at the event. Heartland Triathlon donates proceeds to support the charities and high school sports teams based on the number of volunteer hours they have contributed. ÂOver 13 years, Heartland Triathlon has given back in excess of $100,000 through these charitable contributions,ÂŽ Andrews said. The organization strives to serve the community and listen to the desires of the athletes. After reading the results of the surveys from race participants, the race will no longer be held on FatherÂs Day. Surveys indicated that it would be better to avoid the holiday weekend. The Â”urry of athletes who enjoy SebringÂs small town charm spend money on the event and in Highlands County, providing local charitable organizations with needed funds and local businesses with increased sales outside of the peak winter season, so the Heartland Triathlon hopes the new date will be a winner for all involved. The event will be held on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the City Pier Beach. Athletes may pick up their packets at Legacy Bicycles from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. Youth races begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9 and adult races begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, June 10. For more information on the race, visit heartlandtri. org.TRIATHALONFROM PAGE 1 FILE PHOTOAvon ParkÂs John McDaniel competed in the cycling portion of the 2017 Heartland Triathlon. SebringÂs Elijah Grin competed in the bike portion of the 2017 Heartland Kids Triathlon. language to each budget line item, giving direction to agencies on how to spend their money. The changes also require reports on expenses, such as travel and meals, Albritton said, to make sure agency staff spend tax dollars wisely. ÂIf real government reformers can hold the line on that, itÂs a turning of the rudder,ÂŽ Albritton said. ÂIt shows agencies we are paying attention, (that) they are going to have a cultural shift in how they allocate resources.ÂŽ He also said he is part of rural Florida and advocates for areas like Highlands County. Pigman spoke on health care, education and school safety among the 196 joint House and Senate bills passed this year. ÂYou donÂt elect us to pass bills,ÂŽ Pigman said. ÂYou elect us to pass good bills.ÂŽ Reading from a 500page summary of the 2018-2019 $88.7 billion budget, Pigman said there were increases in disaster relief and recovery, thanks to Hurricane Irma, in Medicaid funding and in education funding Â„ a 1.4 percent increase to $7,408 per student per year. One thing he hopes to see is better logistics funding for rural Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. Rural counties donÂt have science museums for Â“eld trips and must drive to big cities that have them. Pigman said the state has put $30 million toward local water projects, including funding septictank-to-sewer conversions to reduce nutrient runoff into waterways. He also said District 55 will have $2.5 million to put toward water improvement. ÂOutside of rural education and health care, taking care of water is a priority,ÂŽ Pigman said. After the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, legislators passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. ÂIn the process, we irritated people,ÂŽ Pigman said. As an emergency room physician, Pigman was surprised Florida police ofÂ“cers couldnÂt conÂ“scate weapons under the Baker Act, which is an involuntary commitment up to 72 hours for possible mental illness. Now, ofÂ“cers can conÂ“scate guns for that time. There is also a hearing process, Pigman said, to see if someone may be a Âclear and credible threatÂŽ to others. Under the act, various agencies now can communicate more readily on cases, and can analyze social media for threats, he said. The act, he said, also created a school marshal program. It initially would arm any school employee, but was revised to exclude teachers. The act also gave counties Â”exibility on how to implement marshals, Pigman said. Thirdly, the act banned sale of bump stocks and applied handgun restrictions to long guns (riÂ”es). Pigman said previous laws treated handguns as more dangerous because they are concealable. However, mass shooters in recent years have used riÂ”es. ÂVery little of those who voted for it may get re-elected,ÂŽ said Pigman. Restrictions prohibit Â“rearm sales to anyone not 21 or older, with exceptions for rife and shotgun sales to law enforcement ofÂ“cers, correctional ofÂ“cers, members of active duty military, Florida National Guard or United States Reserve Forces. The act imposed a three-day waiting period for all Â“rearms sales, again with the same exceptions as the age requirement. Waiting periods donÂt apply to riÂ”e or shotgun purchases by those whoÂve had a hunter safety course and hold a hunter safety identiÂ“cation card, or who are exempt from the hunter safety course and hold a valid Florida hunting license. There are also enhanced criminal penalties for individuals who make threats to schools, such as social media threats of shootings or bombings, the act states. ÂIs that perfect? Is that going to change thingsÂŽ I donÂt know,ÂŽ Pigman said. The changes represented a consensus, Pigman said. The day of the vote, victimsÂ families were on the House Â”oor, he said. Those who voted ÂyesÂŽ got hugged, Pigman said. Those who voted ÂnoÂŽ got asked why. ÂI took a lot of heat on social media because of this,ÂŽ Pigman said. 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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com complied with the new rules but that only 18 percent of assisted living facilities have done so. Mallory McManus, a spokeswoman for AHCA, said the state expects full compliance with the rules, which required special approval from the Legislature because of the steep costs for businesses. The state will cite facilities that arenÂt in compliance, which could lead to Â“nes, she said. But compliance doesnÂt necessarily mean that facilities have equipment, such as generators, and fuel in place to meet the requirements, which call for being able to keep buildings at 81 degrees Fahrenheit for 96 hours. ThatÂs because nursing homes and assisted living facilities that requested six-month extensions to meet the mandates also are considered compliant, McManus said. A review of the data shows that 102 nursing homes can meet the requirements and that 348 facilities have asked the state for more time. There are 686 nursing homes in Florida. The data is as of May 25, a week before the requirements took effect Friday with the start of hurricane season. Florida Health Care Association spokeswoman Kristen Knapp said nursing homes that requested extensions could face challenges at the local level such as delays in zoning approvals. ÂI donÂt believe itÂs fair to say that if a facility submitted a request for an extension it doesnÂt mean they wonÂt be ready,ÂŽ she said in an email. Likewise, 205 assisted living facilities have proper equipment to meet the mandates. Another 344 are deemed in compliance because they have approved extensions or have submitted extensions. Six requests for extensions have been denied. Unlike nursing homes that will be able to offset the costs of equipment with Medicaid funding, there is no assistance for the 3,102 assisted living facilities in the state. Skip Gregory, who served as FloridaÂs chief of health care facility plans and construction for 17 years, said the industry is moving to comply with the new rules but that it takes time. ÂItÂs not as simple as snapping your Â“ngers and saying. ÂLet there be air conditioning at all nursing home and ALFs,Â ÂŽ he said. But Gregory said there still are Âgray areasÂŽ regarding the rules and rattled off a number of issues such as long-term storage of diesel fuel and the use of natural gas for generators. He also warned that allowing assisted living facilities to use gasoline generators to meet the requirements is a mistake. He predicted that it would take 100 gallons of fuel to keep the generators powered for 96 hours and said owners of small ALFs would stockpile Â“ve-gallon gas tanks. ÂI just donÂt think thatÂs a good idea,ÂŽ Gregory said. ÂThatÂs like a bomb waiting to go off.ÂŽ The rules are not what Scott initially sought in 2017 after the deaths of residents at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Broward County following Hurricane Irma. The hurricane knocked out the nursing homeÂs air-conditioning system, leaving residents in sweltering conditions for three days. Authorities have attributed 12 deaths to the problems at the nursing home. The Scott administration initially issued emergency rules that required facilities to have generators installed. But the emergency rules sparked successful legal challenges from some industry groups concerned about the potential costs. The state appealed the decision and continued to enforce the rules but also worked with Republican legislative leaders on codifying a pair of permanent rules. The new rules donÂt require that the equipment be installed, which indicates it could be portable, and donÂt mandate a generator be used to keep air temperatures cool. They instead suggest generators but allow for each provider to determine the most appropriate equipment to meet their facility needs. Moreover, the new rules require facilities to be able to cool off a set amount of square feet based on the number of residents. Nursing homes are required to cool at least 30 square feet per resident, and assisted living facilities are required to cool 20 net square feet per resident. ÂBy June 1, 2018, facilities must have access to an emergency power source such as a generator for use during a power outage, have arrangements to bring a power source onsite when an emergency is declared, or evacuate if the facility is in an evacuation zone,ÂŽ AHCA said in a news release. Justice for Aging attorney Eric Carlson supported ScottÂs original rules but was more reserved in his support of the new ones, noting that the square footage requirements were Âpretty tight.ÂŽ ÂTheyÂve been watered down,ÂŽ he said.HOMESFROM PAGE 1 hope is possibly getting a settlement on two years, but we will see where we end up on it.ÂŽ Negotiation sessions were held last year in June and November. The contract talks scheduled for January were canceled by the school district. The district had offered a 1 percent raise for non-instructional employees but had no offer for teachers. At the earlier sessions, the Highlands County Education Association (teachers union) sought an increase of $500 on every level on the salary schedule and to move all eligible teachers up one pay level. Florida Education Association area representative Jim Demchak, who is part of the teacher and support personnel negotiating teams, said Friday the 2017-18 agreement must be completed before bargaining begins for the 2018-19 contract. He believes there will be a two-year package with Âlittle or nothing for 2017-18.ÂŽ ÂBoth unions understand the Â“nancial picture the district has, but they also understand they did not cause it,ÂŽhe said. Both the district and the union teams must come in with an open mind and a willingness to compromise, he said. The district needs to raise starting pay for new teachers, from $37,001 to $39,000 plus, just to compete with surrounding counties of Glades to the south and Hardee to the west with starting pay of $40,000, DeSoto starting at $39,000 and Polk at $40,000 plus, Demchak said. ÂHowever, and this is the biggest hurdle to jump you cannot pay a brand new teacher $40,000 when you have teachers currently with 12 years experience in Highlands county only making $39,000,ÂŽ he said, and actually less because they have not had salary step increases every year. ÂSo how do we make a salary schedule that will attract good early career teachers and reward and retain those already committed to Highlands County students?ÂŽ Demchak asked. During a January review of a salary study, it was noted that School Board of Highlands County provides an average of $10,672 in beneÂ“ts per employee while the comparison districts provide an average of $7,615 in beneÂ“ts. Demchak also noted that support staff salaries are also lagging behind compared to other districts. Transportation is one area where there are not enough bus drivers for the routes necessary to transport children safely to and from schools, he said. Highlands pays far less per hour and offers fewer hours per day so it is not attracting many candidates. This is an area where creative thinking and cooperation can happen, Demchak said. He suggests combining bus driving with another job such as that of a custodian so the employee can work a 40-hour week and support a family. ÂWhen we return to the bargaining table, we probably need to look at the pot of money the district is willing to put into salaries, sharpen our pencils and get creative,ÂŽ Demchak said. ÂAt this point we have no idea if we are looking at $250,000 or $2.5 million available. ÂWe would hope the district understands the position they are in and come to the table with every penny they can Â“nd.ÂŽ The district needs to know what it can offer potential employees now, he said. It is recruiting season and the other counties are signing new teachers up now knowing what they will be paid. 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LOCAL SPORTSRisk of the run at SabineMike McClelland was downright diplomatic; Jeff Kriet was colorfully coarse. With the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge approaching June 7-10, both spoke of potential unwanted company on the spot they discovered in previous events there. They researched, scouted, found and Â“shed waters more than two hours away from the launch in Orange, Texas. It panned out to varying success for both in the previous Sabine River tournaments, including three Top 12 Â“nishes. Recently, they learned of other competitors practicing in the areas they Â“shed. ÂCan you make Houston ofÂ”imits to anybody whoÂs never been over there before?ÂŽ McClelland half-jokingly asked when Â“rst contacted. The Sabine is a different Â“shery now that dangerous Â”oodwaters, which forced a postponement from the original April 6-9 dates, have abated. Heat, bugs and postspawn Â“sh should try the 108 anglers. Even before that, the productive Louisiana waters were excluded, forcing many in the Â“eld to search for Â“shable areas in pre-practice. That included a number of Elites scouting the aforementioned spot near Houston, which Kriet did not appreciate. While McClelland and Kriet know no angler owns any water, they do know their small spot canÂt be divided much MIKE SUCHANBASSMASTER.COM B.A.S.S. PHOTOMike McClelland. BASS | 6Buffomante takes Trans Am victory2nd race of weekend takes place todayTony Buffomante captured a Â”ag-to-Â”ag victory in SaturdayÂs 3-Dimensional Services Muscle Car Challenge at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, the Â“rst of two Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli races this weekend on Belle Isle. Buffomante, in the No. 34 Mike Cope Racing Ford Mustang, began the race on pole and led every lap, navigating two full-course cautions and insistent pressure from the No. 74 Palate of Milford / 74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro of Gar Robinson, who started alongside. The victory stands as the 13th of BuffomanteÂs TA2 career and a strong rebound from a disappointing outing last round at HomesteadMiami Speedway and earns him a touch of redemption after a frustrating third-place Â“nish last year at Belle Isle. ÂWe havenÂt really been up to our standards yet all year,ÂŽ said Buffomante. ÂWe have a new car and a new engine, and we typically donÂt start out that well. We donÂt do a ton of testing and usually come on in the second half of the year. I tried to do something I shouldnÂt have at Homestead to try SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEBRING The summer season began in earnest for the junior golfers in the Heartland on Thursday. The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour began with its Â“rst event of the year at Harder Hall Golf Club. The one-day tournament attracted 44 youngsters, ages 6-18, who posted some solid scores over the tight and demanding Harder Hall layout in the stiÂ”ing humidity and heat. ÂIt was a good event and we had the same amount of kids playing that we did at this time last year,ÂŽ said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. ÂWeÂre getting younger and there is deÂ“nitely some new faces on the tour this year.ÂŽ In the boys 16-18 age group, Dylan Crawford Â“nished Â“rst with an 81, Nick Piccione placed second with a 116 and Zac Taylor shot a 139. ÂDylan is from Wauchula and thatÂs a good score,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂWe donÂt have as many players in this group as weÂd like, but maybe some other boys will come out and play as the summer progresses.ÂŽ Hannah Revell, a standout on the Hardee High School girls golf team, Â“nished Â“rst in the girls 14-18 age group with a 73, while Sebring High golfer Alyssa Jordan shot 100 and Blue Streak linkster Samantha Payne carded a 106. ÂHannah works real hard on her game and is a solid player who has been competing on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour for a number of years,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂHannah has the ability to play college golf, while Alyssa and Samantha continue to show improvement.ÂŽ The boys 14-15 division is loaded with a number of talented players and Avery Hurst and Beckham Donovan tied for Â“rst place after each shot an 85. Hurst won on the Â“rst hole of a playoff to earn the victory. Lane Revell, Zach Doorlag and Cade Scarborough each shot 86, while Ranen Carmichael had a 93, Owen Moses came in with a 108, Jace Bryan and Ashton GrifÂ“n tied at 117, Ethan Kinney had a 122, Owen Schraeder was at 123 and Kaleb Revels shot a 136. ÂThatÂs a strong division and Avery has spent time working on his game and itÂs paying off,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂA lot of those boys have competed on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour for a number of years and now theyÂre playing 18 holes which requires Sertoma golfers swing into actionBy MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITERHarder Hall site of Junior Golf Tour event ALLEN MOODY/STAFFJay Walkup watches his tee shot Thursday in the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. Cole Fann chips onto the green during ThursdayÂs Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event. GOLF| 5 The Freshwater Â“shing forecast for the Â“rst full week of June gives anglers the last quarter moon phase and a lot less rain in this weekÂs rainy season weather forecast. A dominant west wind will slow down thunderstorm activity over the next Â“ve days which will work well for the typical last-quarter moon Â“shing pattern Â„ great early morning and evening Â“shing. Both June and July will have new moons in orbit perigee, meaning the moonÂs orbit will be closest to earth on the day it becomes ÂnewÂ, i.e. a super new moon. This monthÂs new moon and orbit perigee occur t28 hours and 11 minutes apart, a little more than four hours outside of true ÂsuperÂ status Â„ and JulyÂs new moon within Â“ve hours and 40 minutes of orbit perigee. June and July are the last two months until October which provide water temperatures still within the Âideal-feeding temperature-rangeÂ of 70-85 degrees. In other words, Â“sh are feeding and growing at the fastest rates of the year right now. Add in the accelerated daily energy periods caused by a super new moon, and the best Â“shing results of the year are very likely. Any time a new or full moon phase occurs while the orbit position is closest to earth, the highest rate of ÂÂ“sh and wildlife status-changeÂ occurs. The sunÂs energy will be more lunar-disrupted, and thus produce unnatural highs and lows in daily solar energy levels. This in turn produces greater atmospheric pressure changes, greater wind and cloud-to-sun ratio, and therefore better wave-action which masks the anglerÂs presence and the ÂfakenessÂ of his baits becomes well obscured. The more the physical elements of our atmosphere change while weÂre on the water, the more Â“sh adjust. And the Âhighest level of adjustmentÂ always occurs on days when new and full moon phases occur during orbit perigee. And with that extra high level of ÂadjustmentÂ, every Âliving thingÂ expels more energy and eats more out of necessity. Best Fishing Days: Next three mornings as the sun rises and the west wind picks Early and late fishing producing best Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 6 CRIS CLARK/TRANS MA PHOTOTony Buomante celebrates winning SaturdayÂs Trans Am race at Belle Isle.VICTORY | 2
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com and make up for a Â“fthplace car, and it cost us: we Â“nished ninth. IÂve been thinking about that for six weeks, and IÂve been thinking about this race for 12 months. This is a crown jewel event for Trans Am, and I couldnÂt be happier to bring it home for Mike Cope Racing and our partners. TheyÂve believed in me, and itÂs a great way to get some conÂ“dence back.ÂŽ Buffomante led the 18car TA2 class Â“eld to the green Â”ag but saw the Â“eld immediately fall under yellow to retrieve the No. 99 of Thomas Ellis stopped on the outside of turn four of the 3.25mile course. Buffomante would take the restart several laps later but was once more hounded by Robinson and the No. 74, who had started in second position alongside Buffomante. A second yellow would follow, with the No. 91 of Joe Napoleon also stranded on course in four; and on the eventual restart and ensuing laps, Buffomante and Robinson would begin to gap the rest of the Â“eld with the battle for the race win narrowed to the two competitors over the Â“nal laps. ÂGar was really strong in the short run and seemed to get more heat under his tires,ÂŽ said Buffomante. ÂHe was all over me; heÂs a professional and a multi-time champion for a reason. My car took a little longer to come together, but we turned pretty similar lap times all the way through. ItÂs Gar and Tony racing; itÂs not the Â“rst time and itÂs gone the other way plenty of times. We saw some lapped trafÂ“c at the end, and I wasnÂt too excited about that but had some breathing room and brought it home.ÂŽ Buffomante would take the checkered Â”ag, but it was not Robinson who followed. The driver of the No. 74 had attempted an unsuccessful overtake on the last lap that cost him momentum and position alike with the No. 88 3-Dimensional Services Chevrolet Camaro of points leader Rafa Matos, running alone in third, capitalizing and securing the second place Â“nish. Robinson would recover to Â“nish third, completing the TA2 podium. ÂI was just trying to make something happen,ÂŽ said Robinson. ÂIÂm not racing for the championship, and Tony and I were so close nothing was going to change without me trying something. ItÂs amazing how we can run almost the exact same times through the whole race. I just tried to catch him Â„ no one was going to make a mistake, and I wanted to try for the win.ÂŽ The second place Â“nish is MatosÂ second consecutive in TA2 in Detroit, marking a full year since his Trans Am debut at the venue in 2017. The podium Â“nish comes in the backyard of Rochester Hills based The 3-Dimensional Services Group, sponsor of both MatosÂ car and the event Â„ the Â“nish also aiding his pursuit of the 2018 TA2 championship. ÂItÂs a very important event for us and a very important Â“nish,ÂŽ said Matos. ÂSecond placeÂ„ I keep saying, for us to Â“nish the year with a championship weÂll need to Â“nish second, third, fourth and thatÂs Â“ne. Today we probably had a third place car and we got lucky Gar made a mistake on the last lap. This is now two years in a row Â“nishing second to these guys, very professional drivers and past champions; and IÂm honored to be representing 3-Dimensional Services and hopefully we can keep maintaining our points lead.ÂŽ Today Matos and the Coleman Motorsports team will make adjustments and look to contend for the win. ÂWe set up today looking for long runs,ÂŽ said Matos. ÂThe yellow Â”ags hampered us and took way too long and that really hurt our strategy. WeÂll work on the car today. ItÂs not perfect; we had a bit of under steer. Hopefully we can Â“x the problem and be on the pace and Â“ghting for the win.ÂŽ Keith Prociuk, BuffomanteÂs Mike Cope Racing teammate and driver of the No. 9 HP Tuners Chevrolet Camaro, would Â“nish fourth to tie his Trans Am career best; while Jordan Bupp, in the No. 80 Bupp Motorsports Ford Mustang, completed the TA2 top Â“ve. Also featuring in the TA2 top ten were Ethan Wilson, Tom Sheehan, Shane Lewis, Anthony Honeywell and Steven Lustig. The race spanned 60 minutes and 31 laps, 12 of which were served under yellow. Trans Am will return to the circuit at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at 11:45 a.m. for the 3-Dimensional Services Motor City Dash, a 101.05-mile competition, with the starting order determined by fast lap from todayÂs competition Â„ giving Gar Robinson pole position via his track record 1:35.274 lap. Buffomante and Matos turned identical fast laps for second quickest, at 1:35.478, with the tiebreaker, second fastest lap, going in BuffomanteÂs favor 1:36.633 to 1:35.722, respectively. Prociuk and Bupp will complete the TA2 starting top Â“ve. Fans can keep up with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli action throughout the event at www.gotransam.com, on Facebook at www. facebook.com/gotransam and on Twitter at @ gotransam. VICTORYFROM PAGE 1 CHRIS CLARK/TRANS AM PHOTOTony Buomante captured the pole and the rst race at Belle Island. The second race of the weekend takes place today. Lux beats cancer and ready to raceCindi Lux has battled head-to-head with hundreds of competitors on the race track over her career. With 12 road racing championships on her resume, it is clear that the Aloha, Oregon resident has been the winner more often than not. Amidst her 2017 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli season, Lux was dive-bombed by an unexpected competitor: colon cancer. The multi-time Trans Am race winner faced the disease the same way she faces her competition in the No. 45 Lux Performance Group Dodge Viper ACRX Fueled by Black Rock Coffee, she tightened her belts and attacked it head-on. With the cancer faced down, Lux is now ready to take-on the 2018 Trans Am TA3 class with a renewed energy that is sure to worry her racing rivals. ÂThis will not deÂ“ne me but it will make me a better person,ÂŽ Lux said. ÂLife is now back on track and somewhat normal. But the word ÂgratefulÂ has a whole new meaning. Getting back into the race car is my happy place and it is so relaxing and rewarding too. From the moment of the diagnosis my target was very simple and remains the same: be ready for Indy. It has energized me for the future and I canÂt wait to put this Black Rock Coffee Bar Viper back on the top step of the Trans Am podium.ÂŽ When veteran and versatile racer, John Andretti went public with his Â“ght against colon cancer last year it forever changed the life of the former Dodge factory driver. Lux followed the advice of AndrettiÂs #Checkit4Andretti campaign and had a colonoscopy last fall. The results found cancer. ÂJohn [Andretti] chose to go public with it and I really respect that,ÂŽ Lux said. ÂIt saved my life that he did. Everyone approaches this differently and, for (husband) Fred and me, we wanted to keep it quieter. The hardest part was not telling all my friends in the paddock at the time because you know they care for you. I didnÂt want a pity party though. That has never been my style. Now that we have overcome it and we are back on-track stronger and more committed to win than ever before, I wanted to step-up and show people that this is far from a death sentence. My message is simple: get checked people! If there is one thing I ask from all my family, friends and fans, get checked now!ÂŽ Like the champion she is, Lux faced the disease with her usual lighthearted but focused intensity. Upon reviewing the options for treatment, Lux scheduled surgery for September 26 just two days after winning the TA3 class race at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) with chemotherapy planned for late October through January. Having just started chemo one week prior and unsure of the physical toll the chemicals would take, Lux chose safety over bravado, quietly sitting out what was scheduled to be her 2017 Trans Am season Â“nale at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in early November. Despite not driving, she maintained a full workload at the track as a team principal and driving coach for Dirk Leuenberger in Austin. With the 2017 racing season put to bed, Lux and husband Fred began the joint task of battling the cancer and preparing for 2018. As the chemo killed the cancer it left Cindi with several of the wellknown side effects. She fought through those continuing to work the business side of Lux Performance and her training routine for returning to the car. With the impact of the chemo fading following the Â“nal treatment in the Â“rst month of the year, Lux increased her training schedule pushing to the regain strength lost and to force the residue of the treatments from her mind and muscles. Lux Lux will make her competition debut in the Viper at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, June 14 17.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOCindi Lux. CHRIS CLARK/TRANS AM PHOTOCindi Lux races at VIRginia International Raceway last year. 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Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.com more focus and concentration. ThatÂs going to be a good group to watch this summer and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.ÂŽ Melanie Suarez won the girls 11-13 age group with a score of 51 for nine holes. Marquez Angeles Â“nished Â“rst in the boys 11-13 division with a 45 for nine holes, while Trent Bray and Ben Trevino tied for second place at 47, Matthew Suarez had a 49, Ian Frasier and Jay Walkup came in at 52, Cole Fann shot a 54, Jayden Bolin was at 55, Samuel Braxton carded a 58, Brody Hall shot 60, Colton Cord a 61, Jarrett Hornick had a 65, Kale Henderson shot a 67 and Tripp Leidel shot a 94. ÂMarquez started playing on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour last year and heÂs a good player,ÂŽ said Kesling. ÂThatÂs a talented age group with some good players and it should be fun to watch those boys this summer.ÂŽ In the boys/girls 9-10 age group, Dillon Parnell was Â“rst with a 43, Devin Wortinger placed second with a 47, Parker Rapp was third at 56 and Connor Darrow shot a 79. ÂThatÂs a good score by Dillon,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂHe and Devin and Parker should have quite the battle in that division.ÂŽ Jordan Castillo Â“nished Â“rst in the boys/ girls 6-8 age group with a score of 31. This group played six holes from the 150-yard marker. Hannah Castillo placed second with a 34, Liam McCann had a 35, Jenesi Trevino shot a 44, Gabriel Perez, Ashlyn Wortinger and Liam Helms tied at 57. ÂThatÂs a fun age group to watch,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂThey are young but have a lot of talent and several of those kids have experience after playing on the tour last year.ÂŽ The next event on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour schedule is set for Thursday at Golf Hammock Country Club. There is a one-time registration fee of $35 for each player. ÂWe invite any youngster that has played golf to come out and join us,ÂŽ said Kesling. ÂThis is a great way to work on and improve your golf game. We play different courses each week which really helps you to develop your game. Golf is a great sport for youngsters to learn because it can be played for a lifetime and provides excellent exercise.ÂŽGOLFFROM PAGE 1 Porsche goes retro for 24 Hours of Le MansPorsche Â“elds two special Porsche 911 RSR at this yearÂs 24 Hours of Le Mans: The factory-run cars with the starting numbers 91 and 92 will compete sporting the traditional Le Mans liveries of the 1970s and 1980s. The No. 91 contender is decked out in the iconic blue-and-white Â“nish with red and gold stripes, reminiscent of the Rothmans sponsor colors of that era. The No. 92 car adopts the famous ÂPink PigÂŽ design of the 917/20 from 1971. Porsche unveiled the two circa 510 hp racers from Weissach on Saturday at the ofÂ“cial test for the Le Mans 24-hour race. By presenting these special designs, Porsche commemorates its eventful history at the prestigious marathon in the Sarthe Department on the occasion of its anniversary year Â70 Years Porsche Sports Cars.ÂŽ Moreover, the two cars are real head-turners for fans. ÂWith these muchloved designs, we want to thank our loyal supporters who have cheered for us both on and off the track at every race, but particularly at Le Mans, where we as record winners with 19 outright victories received incredible support every year,ÂŽ said Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president Motorsport and GT Cars. The 911 RSR with the number 91, driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frdric Makowiecki (France), echoes the Rothmans paintwork of various Porsche race cars. An example is the Porsche 959, which won the 1986 Paris-Dakar rally Â”ying the colours of the British tobacco manufacturer. In circuit racing, the Porsche 956 C and the Porsche 962 C celebrated major successes: Each of these two blue-and-white Group C sports prototypes clinched overall victory twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Â„ the 956 C in 1982 and 1983, and the 962 C at the 1986 and 1987 races. The Â“nish of the number 92 car, shared by race drivers Kvin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor, harks back to the Porsche 917/20 that tackled Le Mans in 1971. The 917/20 was dubbed the ÂPink PigÂŽ due to its pink paintwork with sections of the car labeled in butcher-style cuts. The idea implemented under the Porsche designer Anatole Lapine caused a stir at the Sarthe. Still today, the 917/20, also known as the ÂTrufÂ”e HunterÂŽ is one of the most famous Porsche cars ever. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com up and then again when the sun sets and the wind settles. Both periods will have the best pressure-change occurrences of the day. The Major Fishing Period: The moon is overhead today at 5:10 a.m. and the sunrise at 6:30 a.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 4 today from 5-8 a.m. Daily this period moves later by 45 minutes and will increase in rating to a 5-rating for Tuesday through Thursday morning. The Minor Fishing Period: The moon is underfoot today at 5:34 p.m. and the sunset at 8:18 p.m. and will create a feed rating of 3-4 today from 5-9 p.m. Daily this period moves later by 45 minutes and the rating will increase Tuesday and Wednesday to a 5-rating. Prime Monthly Periods: June 10-16, almost super new moon; June 26-30, weak full moon; July 10-16, super new moon; July 24-29, weak full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 6-7 hour charter for $250 for one or two anglers, all gear, artiÂ“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass Â“shing charter packages available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass Â“shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their Âmating seasonÂ which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and any shallow body of water will have dangerous gators so be alert. Expect gators to be in your pools and other areas near small waterways. Gators will be Âwhere they usually are not,Â so scan areas for gator activity. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.21 feet above sea level, which is slightly below the max-level in the 9-inch management-threshold range for June of 28.25 feet. The minimum level is 37.50 feet currently and will remain at this annual low mark until July when it is raised six inches over a six-week period. This seasonal Ârain-buffer scheduleÂ is necessary because the lake Â“lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events and extended rainy periods. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 15 inches and Â”owing a combined 1,130 cubic feet per second. Interested in Â“shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. YouÂll Â“nd water level and Â”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of EngineersÂ 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. YouÂll discover that the majority of the lakesÂ public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline Â“shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass Â“shing guide-trip options, Â“shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and Â“shing philosophy. Personalized custom Â“shing packages for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass Â“shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.com.FISHINGFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODave Douglass shows a 7.5-pound Istokpoga bass caught on a Medlock Double Brush Guard Jig. more. If others plan to Â“sh it, not many will make it back to Orange with a competitive bag. McClelland said getting there is only half of it. ÂIt is what it is,ÂŽ McClelland said. ÂWe Â“sh on public waterways and nobody owns anything, by any means. I know thatÂs just part of Â“shing. Over years of Â“shing the same lakes, people start to get on top of each other in predominant areas where people catch them. ÂThere is a lot of water over there, but thereÂs not a lot of water where bass actually live in. Due to the time constraints, you really have to be zeroed in on what youÂre going to do. The problem is if more than a half a dozen boats end up in the back of one or two of those key backwaters.ÂŽ Kriet and McClelland Â“rst teamed in 2013 to search the area and make practice runs checking on the feasibility of Â“shing there in competition. It worked nicely that Â“rst time as Kriet Â“nished seventh and McClelland was 11th behind winner Todd Faircloth. When Chris Lane won in 2015, McClelland was runner-up just 4 pounds back. Kriet Â“nished 48th with a Day 3 zero due to a mechanical issue that prevented him from making it back to checkin, but he believed he had the Â“sh to make the Top 12. ÂThere are so many variables that can truly get in your way Â„ it is a huge risk for the reward,ÂŽ McClelland said. ÂI will say IÂve been very blessed. IÂve literally made the run and been successful eight days.ÂŽ McClelland believes he has a bit of an upper hand because heÂs experienced enough to shake most variables and be ready to Â“sh after running a long time. ItÂs 120 miles one way, which with a gas stop, idle zones and potential rough water in Galveston Bay, could make it close to three hours before a Â“rst cast. ÂItÂs one thing to load your boat on the trailer and drive somewhere, Â“sh and get a fair number of bites, but when you absolutely have to make that run, youÂve got to have the right mental attitude about it,ÂŽ he said. ÂYouÂve got just a small window to catch them in. YouÂve got to be focused when you get there. I think thereÂs a lot of guys who can spin out when they actually have to make the run.ÂŽ Kriet added that there are no guarantees once an angler does get there. The Sabine events have been stingy, and he knows two bags of 8 pounds should get an angler paid. That target weight might even shrink with the exclusion of Louisiana waters, where he estimated 60 percent of the Â“eld Â“shed. All those factors contribute to the Sabine being the scariest event of the 2018 season. ÂThere isnÂt anybody whoÂs not immune to a zero,ÂŽ Kriet said. ÂIÂm going over there (to Houston) wanting to win. ItÂs not like the Â“shing is great, but you can Â“ll a limit. The only real beneÂ“t is you didnÂt have a bunch of people over there.ÂŽ McClelland said there was one Elite who practiced there then watched the show again and discovered he was in their spot. He called to vow he would not Â“sh there in the tournament, which the two thought was a stand-up gesture. Yet McClelland and Kriet said they might not Â“sh it either. Each said he hopes to Â“nd Â“sh closer to the launch, but they will check on it. ÂI will go over there if I feel the need to go over there, but honestly, I hope to be able to Â“nd another area to Â“sh,ÂŽ McClelland said. ÂItÂs not a guarantee in my book right now that I will go.ÂŽ Kriet said he might stay close in one of the known community holes and get a good seven hours of Â“shing. That might be easier to swallow because legal bass will be easier since the length has been dropped from 14 inches to 12. He said he still might not decide until heÂs running and sees how many actually head toward Houston. ÂIf you get eight or 10 boats running over there, you canÂt go,ÂŽ Kriet said. ÂThe most youÂre going to have to Â“sh is 2 1/2 hours. If you canÂt get on something yourself, itÂs not worth going. And I could have that all to myself and run over there and still zero. ÂTheyÂll be sorely disappointed if all these guys think theyÂre going to run over there and whack them. I know thereÂs going to be a bunch heading over there. ItÂs just the way it is. Some got no shame. In the olden days, you just wouldnÂt do that.ÂŽBASSFROM PAGE 1 B.A.S.S. PHOTO Je Kriet. 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The News Wire Sunday, June 3, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER Remains of 8 veterans, long unclaimed, buried in San AntonioSee page2. WASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say they have the same goal Â„ denuclearization of the Korean peninsula Â„ at their upcoming summit in Singapore. But they disagree fundamentally about what that would look like. The dispute over the shape, scope and speed of a potential disarmament has stymied international efforts to stop or roll back North KoreaÂs nuclear weapons program for three decades. It arguably poses the biggest obstacle to a successful summit now that it is back on track for June 12. Reconciling or Â“nessing that gap Â„ and determining what the secretive police state would get in return for handing over or dismantling its nuclear arsenal Â„ could make the difference between a deal or no deal after the haggling starts. ÂThe common mistake is to assume when the North Koreans talk about denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, theyÂre talking about giving up all their weapons,ÂŽ said Victor Cha, who headed Asian affairs in the National Security Council under President George W. Bush and who participated took in nuclear talks with North Korea at the time. ÂItÂs not really the way we look at it, which is ÂCrate it up and take it out,ÂÂŽ said Cha, who now heads the Korea program at the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and International Studies. Rather, he said, North Koreans view denuclearization as a long-term aspiration, the way Americans talk of someday abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide. North Korea has a long list of other grievances, and could demand the removal of U.S. troops, or even the U.S. nuclear umbrella, from South Korea. ÂItÂs an endless list,ÂŽ said Michael Green, another veteran of Bush administration negotiations with North Korea. ÂThey will keep adding to the list of things we have to do in order for them to denuclearize until the cows come home.ÂŽ Most experts say DAMASCUS, Syria Â„ SyriaÂs foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or Â“xed bases in the country. Walid al-MoallemÂs comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any permanent Iranian military presence in Syria. Al-Moallem said Israel is making false claims to try to pressure Iran, its archrival. In May, Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes in response to what it said was an Iranian rocket attack on its positions in the occupied Golan Heights. It was the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran to date. Scores of Iranian soldiers have been killed in battles with insurgents in Syria, including a number of ofÂ“cers. Several others were also killed in the past few months in airstrikes said to be carried out by Israel. Iran has repeatedly said in the past that it only has advisers in Syria but thousands of Iranbacked groups from Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan have played instrumental role in helping government forces regain control of areas held by insurgents. Those areas include eastern neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo, the eastern province of Deir el-Zour and parts of Idlib and Hama provinces to the west. On April 9, an airstrike struck the T4 air base in central Syria reportedly targeting a unit of IranÂs powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps and killing several Iranians, including a colonel who was a commander of the guardsÂ Aerospace Force. Russia blamed Israel for the attack. ÂThere are Iranian advisers in Syria some of whom were martyred while working with the Syrian Arab army and their presence is part of an agreement and in coordination with the armed forces on where they should be,ÂŽ al-Moallem said. ÂThere are no Â“xed military bases for the Islamic Republic of Iran and what Israel is circulating are lies.ÂŽ ÂWhen the conspiracy against Syria began in 2011 our brothers in the Islamic Republic of Iran came to help Syria Trump and Kim want ÂdenuclearizationÂ but disagree on what that meansSyria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the countryBy NOAH BIERMAN and MATT STILESLOS ANGELES TIMESBy ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUETHE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRIA | 4 DENUCLEARIZATION | 4TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Â„ A government agency reports that most Florida nursing homes and assisted-living facilities do not have backup power despite new requirements enacted after a dozen people died in a sweltering center following Hurricane Irma. The state Agency for Health Care Administration says only 48 nursing homes and 91 assisted-living facilities have installed equipment and had state inspections as of May 25. The new rules that went into effect Friday require all facilities to have backup power for cooling for at least 96 hours. The agency reports that 348 nursing homes and 343 assisted-living facilities have requested extensions to install equipment and have it inspected. They have until Jan. 1, 2019, to meet the requirements, meaning many will not have backup power for this hurricane season. Gov. Rick Scott Â“rst directed the state to issue emergency rules requiring generators in long-term care facilities in the weeks after the tragedy last fall at the Rehabilitation Center Agency: Most Florida nursing homes are without backup powerTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ President Donald TrumpÂs lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations. The existence of the letter, which was Â“rst reported and posted by The New York Times on Saturday, was a bold assertion of presidential power and another front on which TrumpÂs lawyers have argued that the president canÂt be subpoenaed in the special counselÂs ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The letter is dated January 29 and addressed to Mueller from John Dowd, one of TrumpÂs lawyers at the time who has since resigned from the legal team. In the letter, the TrumpÂs lawyers argue that a charge of illegal obstruction is moot because the Constitution empowers the president to, Âif he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon.ÂŽ Trump weighed in on Saturday on Twitter, asking ÂIs the Special Counsel/Justice Department leaking my lawyers letters to the Fake News Media?ÂŽ He added: ÂWhen will this very expensive Witch Hunt Hoax ever end? So bad for our Country.ÂŽ Mueller has requested an interview with the president to determine whether he had criminal intent to obstruct the investigation into his associatesÂ possible links to RussiaÂs election interference. Trump had previously signaled that he would be willing to sit for an interview, but his legal team, including head lawyer Rudy Giuliani, have privately and publicly expressed concern that the president could risk charges of perjury. If Trump does not consent to an interview, Mueller will have to decide whether to forge forward with a historic grand jury subpoena. His team raised the possibility in March of subpoenaing the president but it is not clear if it is still under active consideration. Giuliani has told The Associated Press that the presidentÂs legal team believes the special counsel does Report: Trump lawyersÂ letter to Mueller challenges subpoenaBy JONATHAN LEMIRETHE ASSOCIATED PRESS POWER | 4MUELLER | 4 CARLINE JEAN /SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL VIA AP, FILEIn this Sept. 14, 2017 le photo, Janice Connelly of Hollywood, Fla., sets up a makeshift memorial in memory of the senior citi zens who died in the heat at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Fla. Multiple people died and patients had to be moved ou t of the facility, many of them on stretchers or in wheelchairs. Legislators are considering numerous nursing home laws to provid e citizens greater protection. AP PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIKPresident Donald Trump shakes hands with Kim Yong Chol, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong UnÂs closest aides, after their meeting in the Oval Oce of the White House in Washington, Friday. AMY BETH BENNETT/SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL VIA APIn this Sept. 13, 2017 le photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTPartly sunnyPartly cloudyHIGH 89 LOW 765% chance of rain 5% chance of rainPartly sunny, a t-storm in spots; humid87 / 7740% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny with a thunderstorm in spots88 / 7340% chance of rain TUESDAYIntervals of clouds and sunshine89 / 7125% chance of rain WEDNESDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon91 / 7145% chance of rain FRIDAYA couple of showers and a thunderstorm88 / 7160% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 5 2 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 460-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE879298989892Air 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. 0.02ÂŽ Month to date 0.02ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.34ÂŽ Year to date 20.32ÂŽ Normal year to date 12.38ÂŽ Record 1.65ÂŽ (1994) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 2.84ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.00ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.32ÂŽ Year to date 10.26ÂŽ Normal year to date 13.56ÂŽ Record 1.65ÂŽ (1995) High/Low 88/74 Normal High/Low 91/70 Record High 96 (2000) Record Low 58 (1984) High/Low 88/70 High/Low 86/75 Normal High/Low 88/71 Record High 95 (2010) Record Low 56 (1984)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 15.98 2.74 2.50 9.45/1991 J un. 0.02 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 20.32 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 90 76 pc 90 69 pc Bradenton 86 78 pc 85 77 pc Clearwater 86 77 pc 86 76 pc Coral Springs 92 74 pc 93 76 pc Daytona Beach 90 74 pc 89 70 pc Fort Lauderdale 90 76 pc 90 76 pc Fort Myers 90 76 pc 89 75 pc Gainesville 92 74 pc 89 67 pc Jacksonville 94 75 pc 94 66 pc Key Largo 86 77 pc 86 76 pc Key West 85 76 pc 85 77 pc Lakeland 88 75 pc 88 74 pc Melbourne 89 74 pc 91 74 pc Miami 90 75 pc 90 75 pc Naples 88 77 pc 87 77 pc Ocala 90 74 pc 89 69 pc Okeechobee 91 73 pc 90 73 pc Orlando 90 74 pc 91 72 pc Panama City 88 74 pc 87 70 s Pensacola 93 72 pc 91 68 s Pompano Beach 89 75 pc 90 76 pc St. Augustine 90 76 pc 89 70 pc St. Petersburg 87 76 pc 88 75 pc Sarasota 86 75 pc 86 75 pc Tallahassee 95 73 pc 93 64 pc Tampa 88 78 pc 87 77 pc Vero Beach 90 72 pc 90 73 pc West Palm Beach 89 71 pc 89 71 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 8:44a 1:38a 5:50p 11:43a Mon. 9:32a 2:23a 6:41p 12:54p Today 7:21a 9:59a 4:27p --Mon. 8:09a 12:39a 5:18p 11:10a Today 2:36p 11:32p ----Mon. 3:18p ------Today 9:16a 2:07a 6:22p 12:12p Mon. 10:04a 2:52a 7:13p 1:23p Today 5:36a 8:38a 2:42p 11:18p Mon. 6:24a 9:49a 3:33p --W 4-8 0-1 Light WSW 10-20 2-4 ModerateFt. Myers 90/76 part cldy none Punta Gorda 90/75 part cldy none Sarasota 86/75 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Last Jun 6 New Jun 13 First Jun 20 Full Jun 28 Today none 10:44 a.m. Monday 12:25 a.m. 11:36 a.m. Today 6:34 a.m. 8:19 p.m. Monday 6:34 a.m. 8:19 p.m. Today 10:17a 4:05a 10:40p 4:29p Mon. 11:08a 4:56a 11:31p 5:19p Tue. 11:57a 5:46a ---6:08p Monterrey 97/67 Chihuahua 99/67 Los Angeles 82/61 Washington 67/57 New York 67/53 Miami 90/75 Atlanta 88/64 Detroit 74/56 Houston 95/75 Kansas City 81/57 Chicago 74/55 Minneapolis 73/57 El Paso 94/69 Denver 82/55 Billings 81/54 San Francisco 73/55 Seattle 64/49 Toronto 69/57 Montreal 75/53 Winnipeg 69/47 Ottawa 75/52 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: 06/3/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 80 58 t 90 63 s Anchorage 59 45 s 58 45 pc Atlanta 88 64 t 85 62 s Baltimore 65 53 r 74 55 pc Billings 81 54 s 88 55 pc Birmingham 87 63 t 85 61 s Boise 91 57 s 84 52 pc Boston 61 49 s 53 49 r Buffalo 76 58 r 68 57 sh Burlington, VT 78 51 s 58 51 r Charleston, WV 84 55 t 75 52 s Charlotte 90 64 pc 86 59 s Chicago 74 55 pc 80 59 s Cincinnati 81 55 c 76 55 s Cleveland 79 58 t 74 58 pc Columbia, SC 94 69 pc 90 64 s Columbus, OH 81 55 t 76 55 s Concord, NH 72 42 s 54 43 r Dallas 90 68 pc 89 71 s Denver 82 55 s 89 63 s Des Moines 80 55 s 83 60 s Detroit 74 56 sh 75 58 pc Duluth 63 49 r 76 48 s Fairbanks 74 49 s 76 49 pc Fargo 74 51 s 84 60 s Hartford 75 48 s 56 46 r Helena 81 53 s 79 49 t Honolulu 88 77 pc 86 75 pc Houston 95 75 pc 92 73 pc Indianapolis 79 57 pc 78 57 s Jackson, MS 90 64 t 88 63 s Kansas City 81 57 s 80 59 pc Knoxville 85 59 t 81 57 s Las Vegas 105 79 s 107 79 s Los Angeles 82 61 s 80 62 s Louisville 83 60 pc 80 61 s Memphis 84 63 pc 84 63 s Milwaukee 71 56 pc 80 59 s Minneapolis 73 57 s 82 62 s Montgomery 91 66 t 87 63 s Nashville 86 58 pc 83 58 s New Orleans 93 76 t 92 75 s New York City 67 53 pc 62 52 r Norfolk, VA 80 67 r 79 67 pc Oklahoma City 85 61 s 83 64 s Omaha 81 56 s 81 60 pc Philadelphia 63 53 sh 69 56 r Phoenix 108 80 s 109 80 s Pittsburgh 77 55 t 70 53 pc Portland, ME 64 46 s 56 46 r Portland, OR 69 52 c 68 48 pc Providence 67 49 s 56 49 r Raleigh 84 61 c 83 58 s Salt Lake City 85 62 s 94 65 s St. Louis 82 60 s 81 62 s San Antonio 98 77 t 99 75 pc San Diego 73 62 s 72 62 pc San Francisco 73 55 s 68 53 pc Seattle 64 49 c 65 48 pc Washington, DC 67 57 r 76 57 pc Amsterdam 71 54 pc 71 54 c Baghdad 106 78 s 110 81 s Beijing 89 62 c 96 67 s Berlin 76 61 pc 81 59 pc Buenos Aires 56 42 pc 55 42 sh Cairo 90 72 s 92 70 s Calgary 74 54 pc 68 39 c Cancun 86 74 pc 87 74 pc Dublin 68 47 pc 68 51 pc Edmonton 74 50 c 69 39 pc Halifax 53 39 pc 59 41 pc Kiev 77 59 t 83 63 pc London 77 58 pc 69 53 c Madrid 76 54 pc 68 53 pc Mexico City 80 54 pc 82 54 pc Montreal 75 53 s 58 51 r Ottawa 75 52 pc 60 49 r Paris 78 61 pc 77 60 t Regina 73 51 s 81 54 c Rio de Janeiro 77 68 sh 73 66 sh Rome 83 62 s 80 63 s St. JohnÂs 40 32 r 42 33 r San Juan 89 77 s 88 76 s Sydney 66 56 sh 63 56 sh Tokyo 80 67 pc 79 68 pc Toronto 69 57 r 68 51 r Vancouver 62 51 sh 63 50 pc Winnipeg 69 47 pc 72 52 cHigh ................... 102 at Thermal, CALow ......... 16 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)79Charlotte, N.C., was swamped by 3.78 inches of rain on June 3, 1909 -a record that stood for decades. Q: What is meteorological summer?A: The warmest 1/4 of the year, early June until early September. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 89/76 90/75 90/74 90/74 90/75 91/74 90/74 91/73 91/74 88/78 86/78 86/78 86/78 90/76 89/76 90/75 90/75 90/75 90/76 89/75 90/75 88/75 88/75 87/76 89/76 85/79 86/77 86/77 90/75 87/77 86/78 88/74 86/75 86/77 85/78 88/76 89/77 89/77 NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER HOUSTON Â„ A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians. Baylor St. LukeÂs Medical Center said Friday that the transplant program will be inactive for 14 days as administrators assess whatÂs gone awry. The decision follows a series of joint reports by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica revealing an unusually high number of patient deaths in recent years. The programÂs inactive status means it will turn away all donor hearts during the suspension. ÂAlthough extensive reviews are conducted on each unsuccessful transplant, the recent patient outcomes deserve an in-depth review before we move forward with the program,ÂŽ Doug Lawson, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives Texas Division, which owns St. LukeÂs, said in a statement. ÂOur prayers are with the families, as well as all those on the waiting list.ÂŽ The decision punctuates a dramatic fall for one of the nationÂs most respected heart transplant programs. It was at St. LukeÂs that famed surgeon Denton Cooley performed some of the worldÂs Â“rst heart transplants back in the 1960s. But staffers have recently raised concerns to hospital leaders about the programÂs direction under Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, its surgical director since 2016, according to the Chronicle and ProPublica. Morgan did not respond to requests for comment. Some St. LukeÂs cardiologists grew so troubled by the programÂs direction in 2016 that they referred some patients to other hospitals for transplants. OfÂ“cials at St. LukeÂs and its afÂ“liated Baylor College of Medicine have defended the program for weeks, saying they made improvements after a string of patient deaths in 2015. OfÂ“cials said the programÂs one-year survival rate after heart transplants had reached 94 percent in 2016 and 2017. But of nine patients who received heart transplants at St. LukeÂs since the start of 2018, at least three have died, according to interviews with patientsÂ family members, information provided by the hospital and data from the United Network for Organ Sharing. James ÂLeeÂŽ Lewis, a 52-year-old pipeÂ“tter from Bay City, Texas, received a transplant on Jan. 2. Operating room equipment malfunctioned during surgery, and the donor heart failed. He died nearly three months later after undergoing more than a dozen operations and suffering numerous complications. His wife, Jennifer, chronicled her husbandÂs transplant and drawn-out death on Facebook. ÂIÂm glad they are doing something,ÂŽ she said Friday. ÂThat was my hope in speaking out and telling LeeÂs story.ÂŽRenowned Texas heart transplant program suspends operationsTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS JON SHAPELY/HOUSTON CHRONICLE VIA APThis Friday photo shows Baylor St. LukeÂs Medical Center in Houston. SAN ANTONIO (AP) Â„ The remains of eight U.S. military veterans stored for years in the basement of a county courthouse in the Texas Panhandle have been interred as part of a formal ceremony in San Antonio. The servicemen were buried Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery after their cremated remains had been escorted more than 500 miles from the Potter County courthouse in Amarillo. No family or friend had claimed any of the eight men when they died so their bodies were stored. The San Antonio ExpressNews reports that Navy petty ofÂ“cer Coy Washington Black, who died at 67, had been in the basement the longest Â„ 15 years. FridayÂs burial was provided by the Missing in America Project, a group that has given Â“nal honors to more than 3,500 veterans across the country. ÂThese veterans that weÂre locating served our country honorably,ÂŽ said Joyce Earnest, Texas coordinator for the project, which has been locating, identifying and interring the unclaimed remains of AmericaÂs veterans since 2007. ÂAnd they deserve to be treated honorably in their deaths.ÂŽ Little is known about the men other than their names and birth and death dates. The other seven are: Tech Sgt. Dana Dean Milton Jr., 85, served in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Navy Aviation Recruit George Machoul Aswad II, 58. Army Pfc. Andrew Benson Bramlett, 61. Army Pvt. Robert Pete Brunner, 71. Navy Seaman Everett Earl Criss, 71. Army Pfc. Don Stewart, 83. Marine Pfc. Floyd Ray White, 65.Remains of 8 veterans, long unclaimed, finally buried KIN MAN HUI/THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS VIA APIn this Friday photo, military service members with the Armed Services Honor Guard prepare to present folded ags as Fo rt Sam Houston National Cemetery and the Missing In America Project conduct a military burial service for the cremated remains of eight unclaimed veterans in San Antonio. SANFORD, Maine (AP) Â„ A car careened onto a Maine Â“eld during a boysÂ baseball game Friday night, striking and killing a man and sending screaming ballplayers and bystanders Â”eeing, police said. Sanford police said the car drove through an open gate at Goodall Park onto a ballÂ“eld, hitting Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West NewÂ“eld, before attempting to speed away. Parkhurst died on the way to the hospital. None of the players were injured. Police arrested Carol Sharrow, 51, of Sanford, and charged her with manslaughter. She was taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where she remained on Saturday. Efforts to contact an attorney for Sharrow were unsuccessful. Sanford police Detective Sgt. Matthew Jones said Sharrow has a drunken driving conviction in Maine and an aggravated drunk driving conviction in New Hampshire, the Portland Press Herald reported. Authorities declined to say whether alcohol was involved on Friday. Witnesses said that before Sharrow entered the park she tried to drive onto the basketball court across the street but couldnÂt get past big boulders lining the court. They said Parkhurst was trying to close a gate when he was hit. ÂWe want to share our heartfelt gratitude that physically all of our players from Babe Ruth and Little League are safe,ÂŽ the Sanford Maine Little League said in a Facebook post. The leagueÂs leaders called for the community to support the young players and on Saturday about 100 people turned out for a morning game, where the Salvation Army distributed free water and coffee.Car careens onto field during baseball game
The Sun /Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 COASTATATIMECHITA MANTLETRISTANHOTELS AGEFORDRINKINGLEGALLY YETBREASTSCRIESETD ASIAOMITHAMSEXON NUMBERONEALBUMBYADELE SPELLPOEDIDDY ARABSPCTTENLB GUNSINAMILITARYSALUTE ONETOOMANYELIEWIESEL OCCBLTOPTTRI FACSIMILESMALEFICENT SPOTSONALLSIDESOFADIE RITASINNSTENS SHOUTWCSOESTE WINNINGBLACKJACKTOTAL ISAKEUROELLEFAVA LPSHAVANASTIERSREP LETTERSINTHESEANSWERS SEAGALNONAGONETHANE DRILYSLOGANSLSATSANSWERS to crosswordWORLD NEWSROME Â„ ItalyÂs new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-Â“lled military parade Saturday Â„ and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. ÂThe free ride is over,ÂŽ League leader Matteo Salvini, ItalyÂs new interior minister, warned migrants at a rally in northern Italy. ÂItÂs time to pack your bags.ÂŽ The pledge of mass deportations to come was a reminder that Italy has a staunchly anti-immigrant, right-wing party in its governing coalition Â„ and that the European Union will face a whole new partner governing its fourth-largest economy. Earlier, Salvini joined Premier Giuseppe Conte and the rest of the newly sworn-in Cabinet to view the Republic Day parade. ItalyÂs aeronautic acrobatic squad Â”ew low and loud over downtown Rome trailing smoke in the red, white and green of the Italian Â”ag. The national pride on display is a feature of every Republic Day, but it took on a particular signiÂ“cance this year after Italy on Friday ended three months of political and Â“nancial turmoil and swore in a government whose populist and euroskeptic leanings have alarmed Europe. Conte, a law professor plucked from relative obscurity to head an unlikely governing alliance of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and League, said the celebrations Saturday transcended all the tensions of recent days. ÂItÂs the celebration for all of us, of our republic,ÂŽ he said. ConteÂs Cabinet was sworn in after a last-minute deal averted the threat of a new election that could have turned into a referendum on whether Italy stayed with the shared European euro currency. The political stability relieved Â“nancial markets on Friday but ItalyÂs European neighbors continued to express concerns about the euroskeptic bent and the heavy spending agenda of ItalyÂs new government. ÂItaly is destroying itself Â„ and dragging down Europe with it,ÂŽ read the headline of GermanyÂs Der Spiegel magazine, the cover of which featured a forkful of spaghetti with one dangling strand tied up as a noose. While Spiegel is known for such provocations, another Spiegel article last week drew an ofÂ“cial protest from ItalyÂs ambassador to Germany. On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned Conte and invited him to visit soon. MerkelÂs ofÂ“ce said both leaders emphasized the importance of continued close bilateral cooperation. Conte has so far left policy speciÂ“cs to the drivers of his improbable rise, his two deputies: Salvini and 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio. Di Maio, the new economic development minister, reported for work after the parade to his ministry, which would have otherwise been closed for the holiday. ÂStarting today, we get to work to create work,ÂŽ Di Maio said in a Facebook video giving Italians a tour of the empty ministry. Di Maio is also the minister for labor, a combination he said made sense since the two ministries must work together. Offering the new government cautious support was ItalyÂs small, far-right neo-fascist CasaPound party, which held its own Republic Day commemoration on Saturday. Banners featured images of a crossedout EU Â”ag and Â#exITÂŽ written underneath, a reference to calls for Italy to leave the 28-nation bloc. The 5-Star-League agenda has no such plans, but Conte made clear he was irked by comments this week by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who said Italy had to stop blaming the EU for its problems and must take responsibility to address the poverty in southern Italy. ÂThat means more work, less corruption. Seriousness,ÂŽ Juncker said in comments his spokeswoman later said he regretted. In an unscripted blast from the parade route, Conte insisted Italy wasnÂt alone in facing cases of corruption and declared that Âwe all have to work for legality.ÂŽ ConteÂs government faces mandatory conÂ“dence votes next week in parliament, where the two governing parties have a slim majority. Republic Day commemorates the day, June 2, 1946, when Italians voted in a referendum to abolish the monarchy in favor of a republic, ItalyÂs Â“rst. The political upheaval that has created western EuropeÂs Â“rst populist government this week has been dubbed the start of ItalyÂs Third Republic.New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrantsBy NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESS FABIO FRUSTACI/ ANSA IA APItalian Premier Giuseppe Conte is greeted by citizens on the occasion of the celebrations for ItalyÂs Republic Day, in Rome Saturday. BERLIN (AP) Â„ The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a Âspeck of bird poopÂŽ in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream politicians and outrage on social media. Alexander Gauland said Germans must take responsibility for 12 years of rule by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party, but argued that itÂs only a small part of GermanyÂs history. ÂWe have a glorious history and it, dear friends, lasted longer than those blasted 12 years,ÂŽ he told a gathering of the partyÂs youth movement, according to the dpa news agency. ÂHitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird poop in more than 1,000 years of successful German history,ÂŽ he said to applause. The party, known by its German acronym AfD, became the third largest in GermanyÂs parliament after the 2017 election. It is also the largest opposition party. Responding to Gauland, the secretary general of Chancellor Angela MerkelÂs Christian Democratic Party, wrote on Twitter that Â50 million victims of war, the Holocaust and total war are just bird poopÂŽ for Gauland and his party. Annegret KrampKarrenbauer said GaulandÂs comments reveal the true nature of a party hiding behind middle-class respectability. Katrin Gring-Eckardt of the Greens party called GaulandÂs comments a slap in the face to Holocaust survivors and their descendants and said they highlight the need to push back against a hate-Â“lled minority. ÂThose who say they understand the concerns of AfD voters havenÂt understood anything,ÂŽ she said. Marco Buschmann of the Free Democratic Party said politicians who systematically play down the Nazi dictatorship and the Holocaust show how bleak their vision for GermanyÂs future is. Hitler and his party ruled Germany from 1933-1945, in later years engineering the genocide of Jews in Europe. Millions of people were persecuted or perished under Nazi rule, including six million Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust.AfD chief: Nazi era a Âspeck of bird poopÂ in German history CataloniaÂs new regional government was sworn in Saturday, ending months of direct rule by the Spanish government that was imposed after an illegal referendum last year. Catalonian President Quim Torra swore in his 13 ministers at the regional governmentÂs palace in Barcelona. During the ceremony, Torra also commemorated the politicians from the regionÂs previous government who were in jail or have Â”ed abroad to avoid potential prison sentences over accusations including rebellion and misappropriation of public funds by the Spanish government. There were major hurdles to forming the Catalan government, with several candidates for president or minister positions rejected because they could not appear in Parliament because of their legal problems. In Madrid, the Spanish government also held a swearing-in ceremony Saturday, with socialist leader Pedro Sanchez becoming prime minister. It remains to be seen whether the new Spanish government will behave differently toward the Catalan regional government.Inauguration of Catalonian government ends SpainÂs direct rulePROVIDED BY DPA (TNS)Cuba forms commission to update Soviet-era constitution US citizen killed in Nicaragua amid unrest Conservatives protest in Macedonia, demand early election Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over Cuban officials raise death toll from Alberto to 7HAVANA (AP) Â„ Cuban legislators took the Â“rst step Saturday to drafting a new constitution. Current President Miguel Diaz-Canel convened a special session of CubaÂs parliament to propose a list of people to undertake a rewrite of the Soviet-era document. Delegates gave their approval for a commission presided over by former President Raul Castro and comprised of some 30 others, including Diaz-Canel. There is no pending draft, but ofÂ“cials have made clear that the constitution will maintain a Communist Party-led system in which freedom of speech, the press and other rights are limited by Âthe purposes of socialist society.ÂŽ One change expected to be adapted would limit presidents to two Â“ve-year terms and impose an age limit Â„ a dramatic shift following a nearly 60-year run of leadership by Castro and his late brother Fidel, who both ruled into their 80s. Another possible change could regulate private property in a limited way. The rewrite comes as the countryÂs communist leaders seek to adapt to an era in which hundreds of thousands of Cubans work for themselves, remittances help keep the economy aÂ”oat and the daughter of Communist Party chief Castro is campaigning for gay rights. Castro, who sat with delegates during the MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) Â„ Nicaraguan authorities say a U.S. citizen has been killed in SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) Â„ Tens of thousands of conservative opposition supporters are protesting outside MacedoniaÂs main government building in the capital of Skopje to demand an early election. The VMRO-DPMNE party, which ruled from 2006 to 2017, was holding a large anti-government demonstration Saturday against the left-wing governmentÂs one-year rule and wants an early election held in March or April next year. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, 43, took power in May 2017 after 11 years of conservative rule amid a deep political crisis sparked by a wiretapping scandal in 2015. The opposition claims the government is incompetent, has devastated the economy, lowered wages and pensions and allowed corruption to Â”ourish. It also claims the government has damaged national interests by negotiating with Greece over a possible new name for the country. TALLINN, Estonia (AP) Â„ A Danish group says petition seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in the country has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate later this year. Lena Nyhus of the group Intact Denmark told The Associated Press on Saturday that her childrenÂs welfare organization believes Âwe need to respect a personÂs right to decide for themselvesÂŽ on a possible circumcision when they become an adult. The ritual of removing an infant boyÂs foreskin is common among Jews and Muslims for religious reasons. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the health beneÂ“ts of male circumcision outweigh the risks but not by enough to recommend universal male circumcision. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says doctors should educate infant boysÂ parents about the health beneÂ“ts of circumcision, which it says reduces the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. A recent poll commissioned by Danish TV2 broadcaster found that 83 percent of respondents supported such an age HAVANA (AP) Â„ Cuban ofÂ“cials have raised the death toll from Subtropical Storm Alberto to seven. Civil Defense authorities said Saturday that two others remained missing and had disappeared in the provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Avila. Authorities previously said the storm left four people dead after heavy rains drenched the island. In addition to damage caused to the agricultural sector, they said Alberto triggered some 100 mudslides in Havana and brought an estimated $1 million in losses after an oil reÂ“nery collapsed in the city of Cienfuegos. The storm later moved over northwest Alabama and lashed a broad area of the U.S., killing four others. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDsession, asked members of the commission to start the revision process immediately. limit on circumcising boys. However, the proposal is unlikely to pass since none of DenmarkÂs main political parties support it. the streets of Managua as violence and social unrest continue to grip the countryÂs capital. The Legal Medical Institute said Saturday that Sixto Henry Vera was found beside two burned out vehicles with a bullet wound to the head. Employees at the Managua bar that Vera owned say he left Friday evening to help a friend who was under attack. U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu conÂ“rmed Vera was a U.S. citizen and condemned his death via Twitter. More than 110 people have been killed in Nicaragua during clashes between forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega and opposition groups.
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2018. There are 211 days left in the year. Today in history On June 3, 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol was shot and critically wounded at his New York film studio, known as ÂThe Factory,ÂŽ by Valerie Solanas, an actress and self-styled militant feminist who ended up serving three years in prison for assault. On this date In 1621 the Dutch West India Co. received its charter for a trade monopoly in parts of the Americas and Africa. In 1781 Capt. Jack Jouett began riding his horse some 40 miles from Louisa County, Virginia, to Charlottesville, where Gov. Thomas Jefferson and other politicians were located, to warn of approaching British troops who intended to take them prisoner. In 1918 ÂHis FamilyÂŽ by Ernest Poole became the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 1943 the ÂZoot Suit RiotsÂŽ began in Los Angeles as white servicemen clashed with young Latinos wearing distinctive-looking zoot suits; the violence ended when military officials declared the city off limits to enlisted personnel. In 1955 convicted murderer Barbara Graham, 31, was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in California, as were Jack Santo and Emmett Perkins, for the 1953 slaying of Mabel Monahan. In 1965 astronaut Edward H. White became the first American to ÂwalkÂŽ in space during the flight of Gemini 4. In 1977 the United States and Cuba agreed to set up diplomatic interests sections in each otherÂs countries; Cuba also announced the immediate release of 10 Americans jailed on drug charges. TodayÂs birthdays The former president of Cuba, Raul Castro is 87. Actress Irma P. Hall is 83. Author Larry McMurtry is 82. Rock singer Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) is 79. Actress Penelope Wilton is 72. Singer Eddie Holman is 72. Actor Tristan Rogers is 72. Singer Suzi Quatro is 68. Singer Deneice Williams is 68. Singer Dan Hill is 64. Actress Suzie Plakson is 60. Actor Scott Valentine is 60. Rock musician Kerry King (Slayer) is 54. TV host Anderson Cooper is 51. Country singer Jamie OÂNeal is 50. Writer-director Tate Taylor is 39. Singers Gabriel and Ariel Hernandez (No Mercy) are 47. Bible verse ÂBeware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.ÂŽ Â„ Colossians 2:8. Human philosophy, tradition, or ritual will never satisfy the human heart. We must turn our all over to Jesus. HeÂs the One who gives life. AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Â„ Motorists who traveled around Maine this past holiday weekend saw the residentsÂ creativity on display. Message boards warned motorists that, ÂA Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket.ÂŽ Another one said, ÂSpend Money on Lobstahs Â„ Not Speeding Tickets.ÂŽ Yet another said, ÂPut Down UR Cell Â„ Or You May End Up In One.ÂŽ TheyÂre part of contest run by the Maine Department of Transportation. People were asked to come up with clever messages, and six winners were selected out of nearly 2,000 entries. TheyÂll be displayed for the next few weeks.ODD NEWS Creative road signs warn Maine motorists in funny waysFROM PAGE ONEPyongyang wants to be recognized as a full-Â”edged nuclear power with the weapons it has, but with global obligations, much as Communist ChinaÂs nuclear arms program ultimately was accepted after President Richard NixonÂs visit to Beijing in 1972. The broad parameters of a potential deal are wellestablished. The U.S. side wants North Korea to give up the estimated 20 to 60 nuclear weapons that it has built, and the infrastructure that created them, and presumably the ballistic missiles that can hurl them across the PaciÂ“c. In exchange, Trump can offer U.S. security guarantees for the regime in Pyongyang, better relations with Washington and its allies in Japan and South Korea and easing of international economic sanctions that have strangled North KoreaÂs ability to trade with the outside world. Trump has signaled that he wonÂt offer Â“nancial aid, though he has suggested he would ask Asian allies to do so. Whether thatÂs enough Â„ or whether North Korea is really prepared to give up a weapons program that has consumed much of the impoverished countryÂs energy and resources for decades Â„ remains to be seen. Many former U.S. negotiators with North Korea are deeply skeptical of how much its leaders will relinquish, and whether they would allow the intrusive inspections needed to ensure the program isnÂt secretly restarting Â„ as North Korea has done in the past. As part of the recent thaw, Pyongyang announced a freeze on further nuclear tests Â„ it previously conducted six Â„ and last week blew up the entrances to its underground test site at Punggye-ri. It didnÂt allow international inspectors in to determine if the damage is reversible, however, and it could always lift its freeze. One of TrumpÂs chief complaints was the Iran deal focused only on its nuclear program, not its ballistic missiles or support for terrorist groups. In the case of North Korea, the administration has not made it clear whether it will seek curbs on PyongyangÂs ballistic missiles Â„ or its chemical, biological and cyberwarfare capabilities, demands that would complicate a potential agreement. Behind the scenes, U.S. ofÂ“cials have sought to narrow their differences with Pyongyang in a rush of advance and even so-called pre-advance planning and talks in Washington, New York, Singapore and in the buffer zone that divides the two Koreas. TrumpÂs national security adviser, John Bolton, enraged North Koreans and nearly scuttled the sensitive diplomacy when he suggested that North Korea should follow the ÂLibya model.ÂŽ Libya gave up its nascent nuclear program in 2003 in hopes, largely unfulÂ“lled, of economic beneÂ“ts. Its leader, Moammar GadhaÂ“, was killed in an uprising eight years later. Most nuclear experts discount the idea of an immediate and complete denuclearization in North Korea given its big program and deep distrust of Washington. They say full disarmament probably would require at least a decade and allow the two governments to build trust over time as they see results. ÂThe summit represents a historic opportunity,ÂŽ said Siegfried Hecker, a former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and one of the few Americans who has toured North KoreaÂs major nuclear facilities. But he said Washington Âwill have to settle for a phased process,ÂŽ not a quick disarmament. Hecker and two co-authors, Robert Carlin and Elliot Serbin, recently completed a study at Stanford University arguing that full disarmament would take 15 years. After nuclear weapons and missile tests stop, they argue, initial stages would include ending production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium, either of which can power a bomb, and stopping exports of nuclear technology or expertise to other states.DENUCLEARIZATIONFROM PAGE 1 in Â“ghting terrorism,ÂŽ al-Moallem said adding that the Syrian people are ÂgratefulÂŽ for this help from Iran. ÂAs long as there is war on terrorism, Syria as a sovereign state will cooperate with whoever it wants in Â“ghting terrorism,ÂŽ he said. Al-Moallem denied reports that an agreement was reached between regional and other powers over the situation of southwestern Syria where the countryÂs Israelioccupied Golan Heights are located. On Friday, RussiaÂs ambassador to the U.N. Vasily Nebenzia said he heard from the news that an agreement was reached on Âcertain disengagement in the southwest of Syria and, I think, my understanding is that an agreement has been reached.ÂŽ However, asked about NebenziaÂs comments al-Moallem said no agreement has been reached for southern Syria, adding that Damascus is not currently involved in any negotiations over the area. Al-Moallem said that only when U.S. troops withdraw from the Tanf area near the Jordanian border can an agreement be discussed. The U.S. has military advisers based in Tanf. ÂThe U.S. troops should withdraw from Syria and Syrian sovereignty over the Tanf area is undoubted,ÂŽ he said. Earlier this week, RussiaÂs Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Syrian troops should be positioned on the border with the Golan Heights, which have been occupied by Israel since the 1967 Mideast war. The area between the southern province of Daraa and the Golan Heights has emerged as a Â”ashpoint in a wider standoff between Israel and Iran, and the United States has warned it will take action to protect a cease-Â“re there. In Tehran, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told the pro-reform Shargh daily that Iran has no presence in south of Syria but supports DamascusÂ efforts to regain control over the area. ÂIranian military advisers have no presence in southern area of Syria and have had no role in operations there,ÂŽ Shamkhani was quoted as saying. ÂWe strongly support RussiaÂs effort for removing terrorists from the Syria-Jordan border and restoring Syrian army control over the region.ÂŽ The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, reported on Thursday that Iranian troops and members of LebanonÂs Iran-backed Hezbollah group are getting ready to withdraw from southern Syria. A Syria-based ofÂ“cial with the Iran-led axis of resistance denied the report. Al-Moallem reiterated the governmentÂs position that it aims to regain control of the whole country.SYRIAFROM PAGE 1 not have the authority to do so. A court battle is likely if TrumpÂs team argues that the president canÂt be forced to answer questions or be charged with obstruction of justice. President Bill Clinton was charged with obstruction in 1998 by the House of Representatives as part of his impeachment trial. And one of the articles of impeachment prepared against Richard Nixon in 1974 was for obstruction. Topics of MuellerÂs obstruction investigation include the Â“rings of both Comey and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well TrumpÂs reaction to Attorney General Jeff SessionsÂ recusal from the Russia investigation. In addition to the legal battles, TrumpÂs team and allies have waged a public relations campaign against Mueller to discredit the investigation and soften the impact of the special counselÂs potential Â“ndings. Giuliani said last week that the special counsel probe may be an Âentirely illegitimate investigationÂŽ and need to be curtailed because, in his estimation, it was based on inappropriately obtained information from an informant and former FBI director James ComeyÂs memos. In reality, the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 to determine if Trump campaign associates were coordinating with Russia to tip the election. The investigation was opened after the hacking of Democratic emails that intelligence ofÂ“cials later formally attributed to Russia. Giuliani has said a decision will not be made about a possible presidential interview with the special counsel until after TrumpÂs summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.MUELLERFROM PAGE 1 at Hollywood Hills, where an investigation continues into the residentsÂ deaths after Irma knocked out power. Following months of legal disputes between the state and industry groups that pushed back on the requirements, the Florida Legislature passed rules mandating that those facilities verify they have installed a working generator or alternate backup power source by June 1, the start of hurricane season. Yet under the rules, extensions can be granted for reasons including construction or delays in delivery, zoning, or regulatory approvals, provided the facility submits alternative cooling plans that can keep residents at safe temperatures for 96 hours. Obtaining an extension means that the facilities are still in compliance with the law, despite not having the backup power fully in place or not inspected. The Agency for Health Care Administration says it will ensure all nursing homes and assisted-living facilities will meet the letter of the law. ÂIt is AHCAÂs expectation that all assisted living facilities and nursing homes are actively planning for hurricane season and complying with the new rules put in place to protect the vulnerable population they serve,ÂŽ said agency spokeswoman Mallory McManus in a statement. ÂIf a facility has not documented compliance with the June 1 deadline the agency will issue a notice of violation, which can lead to Â“nes and other penalties.ÂŽ The state is tracking when facilities report implementing their emergency power plan, when local emergency management agencies approve the plans, and when Â“re marshals or the agencyÂs ofÂ“ce does site visits. The agency plans to issue notices of violation after FridayÂs deadline if no paperwork has been submitted, McManus said.POWERFROM PAGE 1 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Â„ The president of a leading Baptist seminary in Texas was dismissed because of his response to two rape allegations made years apart by students, according to ofÂ“cials at the Fort Worth-based school. Kevin Ueckert, board chairman for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a statement Friday criticized the actions of former President Paige Patterson. Ueckert said Patterson sent an email to the head of campus security in 2015 to say he wanted to meet alone with a student who told him she had been raped, to Âbreak her down.ÂŽ The attitude expressed by Patterson in the email was Âantithetical to the core values of our faith,ÂŽ Ueckert said. Patterson also was criticized by the board for his response to a studentÂs allegation of rape in 2003 when Patterson was president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. That allegation was never reported to law enforcement, and Ueckert said Patterson gave contradictory information to the board when asked about it. A working phone number for Patterson could not be found Saturday to answer the allegations. Also contributing to the downfall of one of the leading Â“gures of the Southern Baptist Convention were documents requested by the North Carolina school. Southeastern Baptist had requested the return of any school records Patterson took with him when he departed to become president of Southwestern Baptist in 2003. Through an attorney, Patterson initially claimed last month not to have any such records, Ueckert said. But then the attorney later provided records clearly indicating they belonged to Southeastern Baptist, the board chairman said. Shortly after the records were turned over, the wife of PattersonÂs chief of staff posted them online as part of a blog entry, Ueckert said. The records included the names of students and other information not authorized for release by ofÂ“cials at either school, he said. ÂI believe this was inappropriate and unethical,ÂŽ Ueckert said. The Fort Worth seminary initially named the 75-year-old Patterson as president emeritus on May 23 after pushing him out of his position as president. The board at the time said that he and his wife could continue to live on campus as theologiansin-residence. But trustees later cut all ties after conÂ“rming the new allegations against him, ofÂ“cials previously said. Patterson had drawn scrutiny in recent months based on accusations that he made remarks about a teenage girlÂs body, said female seminarians should work hard to look attractive and argued that abused women should almost always stay with their husbands. The comments led to a letter from a group of Âconcerned Southern Baptist womenÂŽ dated May 6 to the board, asking trustees Âto exercise the authority you have been given by the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and to take a strong stand against unbiblical teaching regarding womanhood, sexuality and domestic violence.ÂŽ Patterson issued an apology days later: ÂI wish to apologize to every woman who has been wounded by anything I have said that was inappropriate or that lacked clarity,ÂŽ his statement said. ÂPlease forgive the failure to be as thoughtful and careful in my extemporaneous expression as I should have been.ÂŽOfficials: Ex-Baptist leader mishandled separate rape claims PATTERSON
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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS GOOD CATCH 2 by Myles Mellor 1. FPA FSM EPJ ZJME XKAZWJG MAWUJK SGABY LDMPJM? EPJ GIWWJE, SM PJ QAIWC GIWW DE AUJK FDEP WAYDQ SBC LDBC XAMMDZWJ MAWIEDABM. 2. DTYDU QJWI DTWJMX WSTUSDR T ADL TMYTD VFWJADWW. SIDX BKR-JQJDR JS VFS QKFAR TQSDU T LIJMD JS RJRAÂS WBTMD! 3. NXD UKZSDBA ODBD ZDNNHKZ OLBBHDW UJLMN U WDVHAXDKTF LV OUSSDFD UKW TXMJ. 4. VAO HY OCW POBPYOHK HX OCW NWXO RBPKW OV RBPKW FVAU NPHO OV KPOKC UWPBBF RUWOOF RBPKW. 1. Who was the best problem solver among fishes? The mullet, as he could mull it over with logic and find possible solutions. 2. Eager fish easily started a new algae business. They cod-ified it but found after a while it didnÂt scale! 3. The anglers were getting worried about a defishency of walleye and chub. 4. Out in the Atlantic is the best place to place your bait to catch really pretty place. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Love and belonging Â„ this will be both the problem and the solution today. It wonÂt be obvious, but any problems that arise today will be born out of a basic need for love and belonging. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Though youÂre always looking for ways to improve, sometimes the most legitimate way to do so is not to seek the moral high ground but rather to relax and enjoy yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). ItÂs almost as if you need a certain amount of stress to feel good about life today. Anyway, you wonÂt call it ÂstressÂŽ; youÂll call it Âchallenge.ÂŽ And it will be the best part of your day. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The people youÂll have the best time (and the most good fortune) around are not trying to be anything that doesnÂt come naturally. They enjoy living out the existence that best suits their nature and most brings them to life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Happiness is knowing whom youÂre dealing with. Mistaken identity causes strife. Today this isnÂt about mistaking two people who look alike; rather, itÂs mistaking the person in front of you for the person you want him or her to be. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You didnÂt set out to be fast at what you do. The natural result of repetition is that the mind nds a way to get to the desired result faster and better Â„ to concentrate on the experience for maximum economy and elegance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Thank goodness youÂre not expected to rate, judge, critique or assess anyone in any way. All youÂll be expected to do is to lean into the generous optimism that is your nature and oer a little su pp ort. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When social norms clash with the actuality before you, the wise thing to do is let actuality win over your observational powers and stick with it. There is zero to be gained by raging against reality. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To create peace isnÂt always a matter of eective negotiation. It may simply be an attitude and a mood. Instead of going for an agreement of specic terms, go for a meaningful sense of unity. YouÂll achieve it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Have you ever experienced a strong feeling of missing someone you havenÂt yet had the occasion to meet? Well, youÂll get a whi of that today! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Any anger or frustration that comes up today will be because of a clock face. When you subtract the expectation of having things accomplished in a certain time frame, there will be no cause for negativity. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Though it may be dicult for you to buy into something your parents and grandparents believe and still embrace the particular challenges and characteristic mood of this age, youÂll nd a way to merge the two. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (June 3). No one else can tell you what to do. YouÂve a strong sense of your own destiny, though itÂs hiding under a few layers of fear. YouÂll peel those o, and by September, youÂll be running toward a beautiful inevitability. Love will come to you in many forms. Key celebrations will happen in July, September and January. Cancer and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 20, 1, 28 and 14.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun /Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My daughter is 17. When she was 1, she had leukemia. The treatments have left her with chronic pain as well as some disabilities that she deals with. SheÂs now a senior in high school, but looks like sheÂs 7 or 8. She yearns for what every teen girl wants Â„ a boyfriend. The problem is, no one wants to date her. ItÂs not because of her personality but because of her size and her young looks. My heart breaks seeing how depressed she is. I have told her she will meet that special person when she is supposed to, and she used to think that as well, but she doesnÂt anymore. What can I do to help my daughter through this? Â„ HEARTBROKEN DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Patience and the passage of time may bring a solution to the problem. In the meantime, if there is a name for her condition, go online and do some research to nd out if there is a support group for survivors who also have it. If there is, your daughter may nd what she needs there. Surely, others have had her experience, and perhaps they can help. One thing I know for sure Â„ you canÂt nd a date until you nd a FRIEND. DEAR ABBY: Because I was sexually abused as a child, I have diculty trusting men. My oldest sons have dierent fathers. While they were toddlers, I met the father of my youngest two sons. In the beginning, I wasnÂt in love with him, although over the years, I have grown to love him. While I am now in love with him, because of the emotional, mental and physical abuse I put him through, he doesnÂt feel the same. HeÂs a great father to all of my boys. My question is, how can I express that IÂm in love with him and want a relationship with him now? Â„ A SECOND CHANCE DEAR SECOND CHANCE: If you havenÂt already, oer the poor man a sincere apology for the way you have treated him. Then, if he is unaware of it, explain your history and oer to get counseling if he will give you the second chance you are asking for. ItÂs worth a try. That he would continue to be a Âgreat fatherÂŽ to all of your sons tells me what a prize you may have lost. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 41 years. We live outside of Chicago, where the winters can be bad. My son and his family moved to Florida to get away from the weather here. Now my wife wants to move there, too. I have medical issues and donÂt like hot, humid weather. She says sheÂs going, and I told her IÂm staying here. Should I go with her or should she stay here with me? Â„ ÂWEATHERÂŽ TO OR NOT DEAR ÂWEATHERÂŽ: This should not be a question of either/or. Surely there is room for compromise. If your medical condition is such that you cannot tolerate the Florida climate, then you must stay where you are. If your wifeÂs reason for wanting to move south is to be closer to the grandchildren, perhaps she could arrange to visit them for three or four weeks at a time throughout the year. READER ALERT! If you know a student who would like to enter the $5,000 Dear Abby College Columnist Scholarship contest, see the information on DearAbby.com/scholarship and learn more. The deadline is fast approaching.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in ÂWhat Every Teen Should Know.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Do you want to know how old your car tires are? The federal government requires that tire manufacturers put standardized information on tiresÂ sidewalls, including a tire ID, in case of a recall. HereÂs how to locate the info: Look directly at the tire. For newer tires, the ID number is on the outside sidewall, and for older tires, the ID number will be on the inner sidewall. Adjacent is the tireÂs serial number, including numbers and letters. The last four digits represent the week and year the tire was manufactured. Manufacturers recommend that tires be replaced every six years. Ten years is the maximum service life for tires. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: When you bake macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes or meatloaf, cleaning up afterward can be time-consuming. HereÂs how to avoid scrubbing: Â„Line the baking dish with aluminum foil for baking in the oven, leaving extra foil hanging over the edges. Â„After dinner, simply lift up the foil, which will wrap around the leftovers, and store them in the refrigerator. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Our pets are family members, and we want them to participate in our activities, like summer vacations. Here are some hints to make the journey a good and safe one for all. Â„ When organizing your trip, contact Â„ in advance Â„ parks, motels, hotels, campgrounds and relatives to nd out if pets are welcome. Â„ Place a portable crate/ kennel in your car to keep your pet in. Never allow your pet to roam free in the car because that can be dangerous. Never allow your pet to ride with its head sticking outside the car window because dirt might lodge in its ears, nose or eyes, which could cause an infection or injury. Â„Bring a copy of your petÂs medical history and any medications, in case of an emergency. Â„DonÂt take your dog o its leash and be sure all ID tags are attached. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: My son left a hot drink on a nished piece of wood furniture in my home. It left a discolored area. How can I get it o? Â„ Marsha from Florida Dear Marsha: HereÂs how: Combine equal parts of a non-gel toothpaste and baking soda to create a paste. Gently rub this mixture over the stain until the paste is warm. Then wipe the area clean with a dampened cloth. You might have to repeat this a couple of times to remove all of the marks. Then bu furniture with oil or polish. Heloise Dear Readers: We use herbs and spices in our kitchens daily to avor dishes, from appetizers to main courses and desserts, too. HereÂs the dierence. Herbs come from the leafy parts of annual or perennial plants. Spices are derived from the barks, roots, seeds, buds or fruits of plants and trees. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: If you buy a bunch of bananas and they ripen faster than you can use them, hereÂs what to do: Peel and mash the bananas, add a bit of lemon juice and freeze in an airtight container. Defrost before using. Â„ HeloiseDating is the latest challenge for teenager who has beat leukemiaDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 NATIONAL NEWS HOMESTEAD, Fla. Â„ Cipriano Garza says Rep. Carlos Curbelo is Âa decent man, a family man.ÂŽ He lauds the South Florida Republican for deÂ“antly pushing his party to protect young ÂDreamerÂŽ immigrants from deportation. Founder of a nonproÂ“t that helps farm workers, Garza happily hosted Curbelo at a reception honoring high school graduates last week at the massive HomesteadMiami Speedway. But his praise came with a warning about this NovemberÂs elections. ÂHe better do whatÂs right for the community,ÂŽ said Garza, 70, himself a former migrant laborer. ÂIf not, he can lose.ÂŽ Across the country Â„ from CaliforniaÂs lush Central Valley to suburban Denver to CurbeloÂs district of strip malls, farms and the laid-back Florida Keys Â„ moderate Republicans like Curbelo are under hefty pressure to buck their partyÂs hardline stance on immigration. After years of watching their conservative colleagues in safe districts refuse to budge, the GOP middle is Â“ghting back Â„ mindful that a softer position may be necessary to save their jobs and GOP control of the House. ÂMembers who have priorities and feel passionate about issues canÂt sit back and expect leadersÂŽ to address them, Curbelo said. ÂBecause it doesnÂt work.ÂŽ Curbelo, 38, is seeking a third term from a district that stretches from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down to eccentric Key West. Seventy percent of his constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign-born. Those are among the highest percentages in the nation, giving many of them a Â“rsthand stake in CongressÂ immigration Â“ght. Curbelo and Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., whose Modesto-area district thrives on agriculture powered by migrant workers, have launched a petition drive that would force House votes on four immigration bills, ranging from liberal to conservative versions. Twenty-three Republicans have signed on, two shy of the number needed to succeed, assuming all Democrats jump aboard. Another supporter of the rare rebellion by the usually compliant moderates is Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a former Marine who learned Spanish when his district was redrawn to include DenverÂs diverse eastern suburbs. In an interview, Coffman expressed frustration over waiting nearly 18 months for House Speaker Paul Ryan to deliver on assurances that Congress would address the issue. ÂHe was always telling me, ÂIt will happen, it will happen.Â I never saw it happen,ÂŽ Coffman said. The centrists favor legislation that would protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. They back a path to citizenship for these immigrants, who have lived in limbo since President Donald Trump ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, called DACA. Federal courts have blocked its termination for now. Trying to head off the petition, Ryan, R-Wis., and conservatives are negotiating with the centrists in hopes of Â“nding compromise. Roll calls are on track for later this month, but it will be tough to steer legislation through the House thatÂs both liberal enough to survive in the more moderate Senate and restrictive enough for Trump to sign into law. At the speedway, a local economic anchor since Hurricane Andrew shattered the city in 1992, Curbelo didnÂt mention his battle in Washington to the graduates. ÂOur country and our community need you,ÂŽ he told his audience, some of whom Garza said were DACA recipients. CurbeloÂs district backed Democrat Hillary Clinton by a whopping 16 percentage points in the 2016 presidential race over Trump, who has fanned immigrantsÂ resentment by repeatedly linking them to crime and job losses. ThatÂs left Curbelo facing a competitive re-election, though heÂs raised far more campaign cash than his likely Democratic challenger, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Of the 23 Republican petition signees, nine represent districts whose Hispanic populations exceed the 18 percent national average. Clinton carried 12 of their districts in 2016, and several are from moderate-leaning suburbs of cities like Philadelphia and Minneapolis and agricultural areas in California and upstate New York that rely on migrant workers. The centristsÂ petition echoes the hardball tactics often employed by the hard-right House Freedom Caucus. Its roughly 30 members often band together with demands top Republicans ignore at peril of losing votes in the narrowly divided House. GOP leaders and Freedom Caucus members fear that under the votes the petition would force, liberal-leaning legislation backed by most Democrats and a few Republicans would prevail. That would infuriate conservative voters whoÂll be needed at the polls to fend off a Democratic wave threatening GOP House control. Among those envisioning that scenario is Nicholas Mulick, GOP chairman of FloridaÂs Monroe County, which encompasses the Keys and is the reddest portion of CurbeloÂs district. ÂWith the greatest respect for the congressman, I donÂt think itÂs going to work,ÂŽ Mulick said. Others reject that argument, saying moderatesÂ worries should be heeded because they must be re-elected for Republicans to retain their majority. ÂThat sounds like somebody whoÂs never run in a swing district,ÂŽ former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., who once led his partyÂs House campaign arm, said of claims that immigration votes would dampen conservative turnout. ÂDo they want to be in the majority, hold gavels?ÂŽ Democrats and local immigration activists say they wish CurbeloÂs effort well but question his motivation. They say heÂs reacting to election pressures and simply wants to show voters heÂs Â“ghting for them. Many at the speedway event, sponsored by GarzaÂs Mexican-American Council, were sympathetic to CurbeloÂs battle in Washington, signaling the type of support heÂll need to be re-elected. Rosa Castillo, 51, of nearby Florida City, said she knows people who donÂt get driverÂs licenses for fear of having their residency challenged. ÂHeÂs doing an awesome job for our DACA people,ÂŽ said Castillo, a Democrat who said sheÂll back Curbelo. That sentiment isnÂt universally shared. Over breakfast at a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant, retiree and Trump backer Randy Nichols, 73, said he wonÂt support Curbelo. ÂIf theyÂre illegal, they need to leave. I hate to say that, but even for DACA kids,ÂŽ said Nichols, who lives in Marathon, one of the Keys. Mucarsel-Powell, CurbeloÂs likely Democratic challenger, said in an interview that she was glad heÂd ÂÂ“nally found some strengthÂŽ to take on fellow Republicans. The former state Senate candidate, an immigrant from Ecuador, said CurbeloÂs challenge to GOP leaders Âwill obviously bring some positive attention.ÂŽ She said she hopes Curbelo and his supporters ÂarenÂt doing it for political reasons.ÂŽPushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigrationBy ALAN FRAM and NICHOLAS RICCARDIASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSIn this Tuesday photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., shakes hands with band members while attending the 34th Annual Farmworker Student Recognition Ceremony in Homestead, Fla. In a district stretching from upscale Miami suburbs to the Everglades and down the Florida Keys to eccentric Key West, 70 percent of CurbeloÂs constituents are Hispanic and nearly half are foreign-born. HONOLULU (AP) Â„ A lava Â”ow from the erupting Kilauea volcano has cut off access to Kapoho and Vacationland on HawaiiÂs Big Island, ofÂ“cials said Saturday. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency also said vigorous lava eruptions are continuing in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. The volcano began erupting on May 3, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate and destroying dozens of homes. County ofÂ“cials said in a news release that there is no access to Kapoho and Vacationland along Highway 132 or Highway 137 because of the lava Â”ow. Video posted on Twitter showed a heap of smoldering debris blocking the roadway, as smoke billowed into the air. OfÂ“cials had issued mandatory orders for residents of Leilani Estates and those in Kapoho Beach and Vacationland to leave by Friday afternoon or risk being trapped and unreachable by emergency crews. Residents in the nearby areas should also be prepared to evacuate with little notice, ofÂ“cials said. The erupting Kilauea volcano has been spouting lava, ash and rocks for nearly a month. About two dozen recent Â“ssures in the area have created towering lava fountains and bonerattling explosions throughout the eruption.Lava cuts off access to more Hawaii neighborhoodsPolice: Phoenix killings of psychiatrist, 2 women linked BabyÂs body found floating in ocean near Boynton Beach Inlet Man trying to dance with woman stabs her boyfriend, friends FBI agentÂs gun accidentally discharges in Denver nightclubSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Â„ Authorities say the fatal shootings of two paralegals in a Phoenix suburb are related to the killing of a well-known forensic psychiatrist in Phoenix, and police are investigating if a fourth homicide is related. Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster says the killings Friday of 48-year-old Veleria Sharp and 49-year-old Laura Anderson are connected to the shooting death a day earlier of Dr. Steven Pitt. The women and Pitt were killed outside their Scottsdale ofÂ“ces. Hoster said a fatal shooting occurred Saturday morning at an ofÂ“ce also in Scottsdale appears to be connected. He didnÂt identify that victim and didnÂt immediately respond to an inquiry for further information. The 59-year-old Pitt assisted in the investigations into the 1996 death of JonBenet Ramsey in Colorado and a string of killings in Phoenix in 2006. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Â„ An off-duty Â“reÂ“ghter was boating near the Boynton Beach Inlet early Friday afternoon when he discovered a baby girlÂs body Â”oating in the water, authorities said. The childÂs age and how long she was in the water was not yet determined, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. The discovery was made by Chris Lemieux, a 10-year veteran of Boynton Beach Fire Rescue, while he was out catching bait from his conch boat, the Palm Beach Post reported. The babyÂs body will be taken to the Medical ExaminerÂs OfÂ“ce to Â“gure out cause of death and possible identiÂ“cation, Barbera said. The discovery was made about 1:20 p.m. on the ocean side of the inlet, Barbera said. Detectives were on the scene investigating. NEW YORK (AP) Â„ Police say a man trying to dance with a woman at a Manhattan bar stabbed her boyfriend and his friends. The suspect entered the bar on ManhattanÂs East Side early Saturday morning and tried to dance with a woman. Police say he put his hands on her hips when her boyfriend confronted him. An argument ensued and the assailant pulled out a knife, stabbing and slashing the 27-year-old boyfriend in the torso and shoulders. His friends tried to help him and were slashed around the head and shoulders. All Â“ve are in stable condition. The Turtle Bay Bar on Second Avenue near East 52nd Street was evacuated after the attack. Police say the suspect is in his 20s and was wearing a white shirt and white hat. DENVER (AP) Â„ Denver police say an off-duty FBI agent dancing at a nightclub accidentally discharged a Â“rearm, wounding another patron in the leg. Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said in a statement Saturday that the victim was taken to an unidentiÂ“ed hospital in good condition. Jackson says the agent, whose identity wasnÂt released, was dancing at the downtown club around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when the Â“rearm fell from the agentÂs waistband holster onto the Â”oor. It discharged when the agent picked it up. Jackson says the agent was later released to an FBI supervisor. He says police are investigating and any charges would be determined by the Denver District AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ce. Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders refused to comment, citing an ongoing investigation. A telephone message to the nightclub, Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar, wasnÂt immediately returned. | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATION HONOLULU (AP) Â„ A Japanese couple is facing $50,000 in medical costs after being assaulted in a public restroom at a Honolulu park, a Hawaii visitorsÂ assistance organization said. The couple was attacked Monday at the Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park, leading the Japanese consulate to issue a warning Tuesday for tourists to avoid public bathrooms in Kakaako, the Honolulu StarAdvertiser reported. The man was hit in the face after entering the restroom, said Jessica Lani Rich, president of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. Hearing a noise, his wife then entered the bathroom and was choked, causing her to brieÂ”y pass out, Rich said. Honolulu police had reported the encounter to the society. The couple came upon a group of men injecting drugs inside the bathroom, according to the consulateÂs warning written in Japanese. Both the man and woman were punched in the face, leaving them with broken teeth, the warning stated. The couple returned to Japan this week. ÂItÂs really sad when our visitors are assaulted when they come to Hawaii to have a wonderful, dream vacation,ÂŽ Rich said. The group has offered to solicit donations to help pay for the coupleÂs medical expenses, Rich said. ÂTheir biggest concern is their hospital expense,ÂŽ Rich said. Â(Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii) does not pay hospital bills, but we are trying to do what we can to raise money.ÂŽ The city closed the park Tuesday for maintenance. The closure was announced before the attack occurred, and itÂs scheduled to reopen next month.Couple attacked in Honolulu faces $50K in medical costs In this Tuesday photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., greets graduates while attending the 34th Annual Farmworker Student Recognition Ceremony in Homestead.
This home is at 2900 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $274,900 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus. This home offers plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. This large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with oversized two-car plus golf cart garage is located in Golf Hammock and overlooks the golf course. The home was built in 2001 and has more than 2,800 square feet of living space and more than 3,600 total square feet under roof. The roof was just replaced in January 2018. This one-owner custom-built home has an open Â”oor plan with cathedral ceilings in the living, dining, kitchen and breakfast nook area. Most of the rooms have tile Â”ooring except for the master bedroom and one of the guest bedrooms, with one other guest bedroom being wood look Golf Hammock home on the courseSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2900 Lost Ball Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Take the second entrance into Golf Hammock onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn left onto Bogey Boulevard. Turn left onto Lost Ball Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2900 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $274,900 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus.BOCK | 2This home is at 4611 Mignon Drive in Sun Ân Lake of Sebring. It is priced for $239,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty. Nestled in the Sun Ân Lake community, this home offers lots of privacy and no neighbors. Enjoy the conveniences of community living, while enjoying peace, serenity and privacy. Own your very own piece of paradise with this beauty. Community amenities include two golf courses, restaurant/bar, park, Â“tness center, picnic area and tennis courts are all just a short golf cart ride away. Built in 2007, this gorgeous pool home offers nearly 2,500 square feet of living space. It boasts bedrooms plus an ofÂ“ce, which is currently being used as a fourth bedroom. The home has two-and-a-half baths and an attached two-car garage.Gorgeous Sun Ân Lake pool homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS4611 Mignon Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sun Ân Lake Boulevard. At the first traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on Sun Ân Lake Boulevard. At the second traffic circle, take the first exit and turn onto Columbus Boulevard. Turn left onto Woods N Irons Street. Turn right onto Myrtle Beach Drive. Turn left onto San Lorenzo Drive. Turn right onto Mignon Drive. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 4611 Mignon Drive in Sun Ân Lake of Sebring. It is priced for $239,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty.ELLIOTT | 5This home is at 1641 Marble St. in Sebring. It is priced for $177,900 and is listed with Rick Buntenbach with Re/ Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. Built in 2016, this home shows as brand new. Every square inch has been meticulously well thought out with many upgrades and high-end Â“nishes found throughout. The furnishings are also available if wanted, including a brand new extra refrigerator in the garage. This well-appointed home features two bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage with 1,256 square feet of living area. With sold concrete walls, you can be assured the construction is well done. Colors are found to be neutral to match any decor. The master bath has a nice tiled walk-in shower. With a split Â”oor plan, bedrooms are located for privacy. Throughout the home, the Â”ooring is Beautiful home in SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1641 Marble St., Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn right onto Ben Eastman Road. Turn left onto Stone Ridge Circle. Turn right onto Stone Ridge Circle. Turn left onto Marble Street. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1641 Marble St. in Sebring. It is priced for $177,900 and is listed with Rick Buntenbach with Re/Max Realty Plu s II in Lake Placid.BUNTENBACH | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, June 3, 2018
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. Kevin and Teresa Bock are with RE/MAX Realty Plus. Call 863-381-9063 or 863-3817884. Rick Buntenbach is with RE/ MAX Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. Call 863-634-4024. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE vinyl plank Â”ooring. The fourth bedroom also has tile Â”ooring and was used as an ofÂ“ce. The kitchen has solid surface counter tops with glass and tile back splash, plenty of cabinet and drawer space, and a newer stainless steel refrigerator with all other appliances included. All bedrooms are spacious and have oversized closets. The master suite has an oversized walk-in closet, large cultured marble shower with bench seat, handicap grab bars, double-sink vanity with plenty of storage space and pocket door access into the fourth bedroom/ ofÂ“ce. This home is equipped with central vac system and has speakers throughout the house. The large family room was previously the rear porch and was Â“nished off and enclosed in 2014. This room has an awesome view overlooking the golf course and has its own air conditioning and heating system as well as having thermopane windows for extra energy efÂ“ciency. This area has pocket sliders from several rooms and is nice for entertaining. The guest bedrooms are excellent sized rooms with a full guest bath being handicap accessible with large wheel-in shower with bench seat, grab bars, shower wand and shower head. The vanity is larger than most with easy access for a wheel chair as well as having a pocket door entering into the bathroom. There is a half bath located off the hall area that is close to the kitchen and laundry room. The oversized laundry room has built-in cabinets for storage, washtub sink and shelving for hanging plus room for an upright freezer or refrigerator. The garage has ramp access coming into the house, which makes this home handicap accessible. The 24 by 26 garage has a two-car garage door plus one golf cart door for easy access if you have a golf cart or need extra space for a workbench or storage. This property is nicely landscaped and shows great. If you are looking for a super nice home that has been well maintained and in an excellent location, then this may be the home for you. You wonÂt be disappointed in all this home has to offer. For more information or to make an appointment to preview this home, call Kevin and Teresa Bock at 863-3819063 or 863-381-7884. Your can also visit teresabock.com or email Teresa@TeresaBock.com. Ask about MLS 247703.BOCKFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe kitchen has solid surface counter tops with glass and tile back splash, plenty of cabinet and drawer space, and a newer stainless steel refrigerator with all other appliances included.20 by 20 tile with the exception of the two bedrooms. Beautiful wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances are located in the kitchen with tons of storage and a bar area. Energy efÂ“cient Thermopane windows are found throughout the home, as well as a gas tankless water heater. The entire home is protected with a Home Surge Protection. A gas line is also in place for the dryer and stove. The landscaping for the home is also already in place with beautiful trees and plants. The neighborhood, although conveniently located to all of SebringÂs amenities, is a quiet, gated area. This community offers residents a clubhouse with a hot tub, Â“tness room, card room, billiard room and a beautiful pool. All of the units built have paver driveways and sidewalks with curbing and storm sewer already in place. The community also features natural gas lines, sewer and city water. With a small HOA fee of $109 per month, you will receive mowing, edging and maintenance of the sprinklers. For more information on this home or to schedule a showing, call Buntenbach at his ofÂ“ce, Re/Max Realty Plus II, at 863-465-7818 or his cell at 863-634-4024. You can also visit highlandscountyproperties.com.BUNTENBACHFROM PAGE 1 Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL Â€ 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 DISTINCTIVE ACCENTS! & CO MM ER CI adno=3572233 Home Solution Lenders, Inc. Make New Memories Home is where the best memories are made. Let us show you the way! adno=3582785
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 www.highlandsnewssun.com #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com 472 LAKE FRANCIS RDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 2 BD, 1 BA This home is well taken care of & had some updates. Large screened lanai w/washer & dryer off the lanai.. There are ten mobile homes in this little community that share the dock so bring a boat. Beautiful and peaceful area. MLS#240931 800.00/Mo. GREAT CURB APPEAL!Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Charming 3/2 on a quiet street minutes from Historic Downtown Sebring. Old World char,m! Many possibilities resident/or income property. MLS#245455 $82,900 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED LAKE JACKSON. Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com Imaculate 2BD,1BA end unit condo. New impact double doors, new hot water heater and new a/c! Edgewater Condo covers so much. EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see!. MLS#247774 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 email@example.com DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 email@example.com RENTAL SPECIALIST 19 LAKE SIDE TRAIL, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org bedrooms. Located in a tranquil area of Lake Placid with a view of the pond behind the home from your sun room. A place to call home! MLS#234759 $1,150/mo. 100 LAVENDAR AVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 3 BD, 2 BA corner lot w/dock onto canal. Fully furnished & beautifully decorated. Available April 1st to end of year. Basic cable, internet & utilities provided! MLS#246831 $1,800/mo. RENTED! 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org Furnishes Charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at itÂs best! Price listed is for annual lease.... seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $1000/mo. SEBRING LAKE FRONT HOME FOR SALE! Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Your dream can become a reality. Is your dream to live on a lake? sale 2 BD 2 BA home w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake on a Pretty lot. $199,000 3508 DOLPHIN DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 BD, 2 BA Everything is New New New! Home can be part of the party in newly remodeled kitchen w/island. Tile in living areas, carpet in bedrooms. Enclosed patio that the sellers used as a family room w/tile & windows it is air conditioned. Large screen in patio give you additional living space MLS 247834 $149,900 229 DOVE AVE, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Bathrooms have been updated! Just too much to describe wonÂt las. MLS 246639 $142,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org SEBRING HILL S 1618 CEDARBROOK ST, LAKE PLACID Contact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Absolutely Immaculate! Spacious remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath with nice screen porch overlooking large fenced yard. storage. Great neighborhood close to town Lake Clay. MLS#246200 $1200/mo. ADVANTAGE REALTY RENTALS Avon Park Â€ Sebring Â€ Lake PlacidFull Service Rental Property ManagementAdvantage Realty Rentals 743 US 27 S. Sebring, Fl 33870 863-386-0303 www.advantagehighlands.net$$$ Let Your Property Work For You $$$ RENTED!adno=3569497 MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES SAT. & SUN. Â€ JUNE 2 ND 3 RD (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! www.FourStarHomes.com CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB 2917 S. Country Club Avon ParkSB2197 (2/2)$24,000 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 UNDER CONTRACTJUNE 2 ND Â€ 10AM-12PM2819 S. Flamingo Avon ParkSB2228 (2/2)$29,900 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 SATUR DAY TANGLEWOOD $46,9002/2 furnished home has kitchen w/granite counter tops, Tile floor throughout except for bedrooms which has carpet. Newer AC unit, nice porch facing street, carport and golf cart shed. Home is in move in condition. SB2186 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340SPLIT FLOOR PLAN HOME $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 $28,9002/2 has a Florida Room and golf cart garage. Beautifully landscaped with easy maintenance. New AC in 2017. In a superior park. SB2213 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751NEW AC UNIT $16,900This lovely 2 BR 1.5 Bath home is in a great 55 plus park. Brand new screened lanai. Windowed Florida Room. Fully furnished all kitchen equipment included. Inside Laundry. All This And More With A Low Lot Rent Of 310.00 SB2155Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOOKING FOR LOT RENT IN THE LOW 300 RANGE? $26,7002/2 home relax and enjoy entertaining in your sunroom, side lanai, eat in kitchen, huge master suite has large closet an on suite has garden tub, inside laundry with built in desk, formal dining room, plenty of room here. SB2244Amy Slane (863) 450-3336LARGE AND NICELY DECORATED COMPLETE HOME $29,9001/1 home is in a 55 plus park has it all, new AC 2018, Stack laundry inside, plenty of storage, light and bright, carport is converted into 1 car garage with screen door, perfect for snowbirds, and a great way to entertain or relax and enjoy. stop by and check out this home features for yourself. SB2245Kim Strasser (863) 279-3386AWESOME PARK MODEL $75,9002/2 w/ large office grants spacious living. The craftsmanship is evident by features like the double tray living room ceiling, bull nose corners and extended foundation base. New AC, Heating in 2015. New roof with architectural shingles in 2017. Double painted driveway to your garage. SB2209 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955FORMER MODEL HOME WITH UPGRADES $24,9002/2 home fully furnished, newer wood floors and roof. Open floor plan, open front porch, carport and oversized golf cart shed. SB2241 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340GREAT VALUE $36,9002/2 turnkey Bring your clothes and toothbrush. Large master bedroom with huge walk in closet and French doors to your suite bath. Newer life time rubber roof, newer extra-large capacity Trane AC, Heat pump, newer refrigerator, newer floors and more. Seller will pay lot rent through October 31, 2018 SB2192Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955LAMINATE FLOORING THROUGHOUT! $23,0002/2 home with split floor plan, wood laminate floors and vinyl throughout, Airy screened lanai with covered porch. Golf Cart Garage. With Mature landscape in quiet neighborhood. Motivated Seller SB2180 Reggie Maxon (863) 808-1706JUST REDUCED! LARGE 2 BEDROOM HOME $39,9003/2 Tanglewood 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 SB2246Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SPACIOUS HOME IN BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD $39,9002/2 home, beautifully decorated and maintained, large kitchen w/island and loads of cabinet space, upgraded appliances, formal living room laminate floors. Air conditioned and windowed lanai, lg.carport, painted driveway. nicely landscaped corner lot. Priced to Sell. SB2252 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675ADORABLE HOME SEBRING VILLAGE SATURDAYSB2122 (2/2) $26,300Amy Slane (863) 450-3336SATURDAY, JUNE 2 ND Â€ 1-3PM 627 COLBY ST. SEBRING JUNE 2 ND Â€ 1PM-3PM3132 Going To The Sun SebringSB2216$59,800Kim Strasser (863) 279-3386 SATURDAY JUNE 2 ND Â€ 1PM-3PM3027 Going To The Sun SebringSB2250 (2/2)$49,500Jack Walden (239) 825-8401 SATURDAY SUNDAYSB2163 (3/2)$32,500Jack Walden (239) 825-8401 JUNE 3 rd Â€ 1PM4PM 3904 RAIN DANCE, SEBRINGadno=3569488 Cheryl Oxsalida863-214-3663 4017 Santa Barbara Ave Large 3/2, Harder HallSplit plan, cathedral ceilings, chair rails, thermopane windows. Angled Tile Floors, Huge Lanai and screened porch, privacy fence back. Mature landscaping and well irrigation. NEW ROOF firstname.lastname@example.org www.highlandscountyhomes.comHeartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US HWY 27 S. #201, Sebring, Fl 33870 863-382-3887 Lake Jackson$208,549Canal to Lake Jackson 1141 Shamrock Dr. Sebring 3 Bed 2 Bath1/3rd AcreBlt. 2005, 120Â of canal front. Open Floor plan, Corian Counter tops, Air Cond. lanai, screened porch overlooking the canal. Vaulted ceilings. Tile and carpet. 2 sheds, dock, fruit trees, 2 car garage. Harder hall$191,500 5216 Felicity Ave Furnished 2/2/2 + RV, 7 Lots .69 acresSplit plan, well maintained completely furnished including the wall mounted 55ÂŽ TV with free reception from antania. Wood slate ooring and carpet. water Softener, gutters, hurricane shutters. Custom 4 Bed 3 Bath, .6 acres. NO HOA.Real hardwood oors, custom eat in kitchen, custom cabinets, walk in closets, formal dining, game, bonus room, over 3000+ living sq ft. Black wrought Iron Fence. 3 Car Garage. Cul de sac. 3 golf courses. Furnished$149,900 238 Racoon Ln. Lake View 4 Bed, 2 Bath. Fish Lake Istokpoga .80 Acres DuplexDuplex/Home 2 houses under one roof, 2/1 and 2/1. real wood Floors and carpet in one house, All tile in the other house. Fish Istokpoga then barbecue & swim in Caged pool. Fish 27,000 acre lake. Pool$169,000PriceYour HomeFind out what your home Could Be Worth. No HOA$349,900 GOLF COURSEadno=3569494
C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com www.MillersCentralAir.com 863-699-5455 863-382-8488 CAC058675 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! Installation Maintenance Repair Air Quality Duct Work Duct Cleaning Dryer Vent Cleaning Financing Availableadno=3583757 Prestigious Cottage Co. HomesPurchase by June 30, 2018 and we will pay your HOA dues for 1 year! Call 863-455-9927See what all the buzz is about at Covered Bridge. The best 55+ community in the area. Find out what $85.00 a month HOA fees provides for you. Walk through the beautiful new Indiana Model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage. Directions: US 27 S. From Sebring turn right on Lake Francis Rd, 2 miles to Venetian Parkway, take Venetian Parkway, Follow signs to model homes. Shtll THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY 10AM-6PM! CHECKOUT OUR NEW WEBSITE WWW.COVEREDBRIDGELAKEPLACID.COM NEW MASSACHUSETTS MODEL C C C O O O M M M I I I N N N G G G S S S O O O O O O N N N ! ! ! adno=3569492 The Reed Ferry TeamKIM REED863email@example.comHELEN FERRY863firstname.lastname@example.org 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. Â€ SEBRING, FL 33875 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $519,900Absolutely stunning custom-built 4 BR w/ofc, 3.5 Ba home. Upgrades everywhere including a summer Kitchen and repit on the oversized screened Lanai. Kitchen has 6 burner gas stove, sub-zero fridge, and chocolate glazed maple cabinets. Spa-like Owners Retreat. MLS#246357 LAKE JUNE $399,500Build your dream home or multi-unit complex right on the shores of the most beautiful lakefront property around. Nearly 1.5 acre land in the community of Quail Ridge right on Lake June, a 3500 acre ridge lake perfect for boating, water skiing, swimming and shing. MLS#245992 SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATE $198,500DonÂt miss this rare opportunity to buy NEW CONSTRUCTION and pick out your colors to make this 3 BR/2BA/2 Car Gar home truly your own! Upgrades include granite, SS appls, wood-like tile & upgraded wood cabinetry. A 10x34 Lanai is perfect for entertaining. MLS#245409 HAWKS LANDING PRESERVE $578,500Fabulous 3300 sf exec lakefront home with every upgrade even the most discerning buyer demands. Lanai area with pavers, heated pool and spa overlooks the 2+ acre yard and lake. Spa-like ownerÂs suite, plus 3 other BRs, a 12x16 oce w/ built-ins and 3.5 baths. MLS# 244681 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $209,900Stunning 3BR/2BA/2 Car Gar exec villa is move-in ready! Abundant crown molding, tray ceiling and parquet ooring in Living room. Kit features granite, breakfast bar and aquarium window facing screened lanai. Adjoining unit is avail perfect for extended family. MLS#247701 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $149,850Grab your golf clubs and move right in to this fully furnished 2BR/2BA/2 Car Gar Home in the sought-after active adult community of Highlands Ridge. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with view of natural foliage and trees from your windows and screened Florida Rm. MLS#246506 FEATURED HOMESadno=3569495 Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors adno=3573350
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe property has excellent curb appeal with lush tropical landscaping. Step up to the raised covered entryway and fall in love as you walk through the door. The wood laminate Â”oors and great sprawling Â”oor plan greet you upon your arrival. The stunning granite kitchen has multi-level cabinets, complete with crown molding, accented beautifully with stainless steel appliances. A large granite breakfast bar overlooks the family room. With both a living room and family room, as well as a formal dining room, the home has plenty of room to entertain. The luxurious master suite has a large walk in closet and resort-style master bath. The private master bath features his-and-her sinks, a large garden soaking tub and walk-in shower. Two additional guest bedrooms and full bath are on the other side of the house. The ofÂ“ce, with a half bath, is currently being used as a fourth bedroom, and the enclosed porch is being used as an ofÂ“ce. It really is the perfect set up, but the possibilities for the space in this home are endless. Beat the Florida heat in style with the caged, in-ground, saltwater swimming pool. The covered lanai and large lounging area provide lots of room to host summer barbecues. The home has an indoor laundry room and an attached two-car garage. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe home has a caged, in-ground, saltwater swimming pool with lots of room to host summer barbecues with a covered lanai and large lounging area. Mortgage borrowers with enough money to make a down payment larger than the minimum must decide whether to increase the down payment or pay points. This is an investment decision that should be based on which option yields the higher rate of return. Â€ Borrowers with long time horizons, who donÂt have enough money to make a meaningful increase in down payment (see below), should consider paying points. In todayÂs market, the 4.50 percent rate on a 30-year Â“xed-rate loan to a prime borrower could be reduced to 4 percent by paying 2.6 points Â„ that is 2.6 percent of the loan amount. Over the next 12 years, that would earn a return of 11.5 percent. If the mortgage is terminated after Â“ve years, however, the interest saved would not cover the cost of the points, resulting in a negative rate of return. The rate of return from an investment in points on a Â“xed-rate mortgage can be derived using calculator 11c on my website. Â€ Investing a small amount in a larger down payment yields a modest return. A borrower putting 5 percent down who elects to increase the down payment to 6 percent or 7 percent earns a return equal to the mortgage rate, or just a little higher, regardless of how long the mortgage is in force. The return is a little higher than the mortgage rate because of upfront fees scaled to the loan amount. Â€ To generate a higher yield, the investment in a larger down payment must be large enough to Â”ip the loan into a lower mortgage insurance premium or interest rate category. Mortgage insurance premium categories, expressed in down payments, are generally 3 percent to 4.99 percent, 5 percent to 9.99 percent, 10 percent to 14.99 percent, and15 percent to 19.99 percent. Where lenders pay for the mortgage insurance and price it in the rate, they use the same categories. If the borrower taking a 4.5 percent mortgage at zero points with 5 percent down raises the down payment to 10 percent, the loan shifts into the 10-14.99 percent mortgage insurance premium category. Since the premium is lower, the return on investment over 12 years rises to 7 percent. The rate of return from an investment in down payment on a Â“xed-rate mortgage can be derived using calculator 12a on my website Â€ Increasing the down payment on a loan slightly larger than the conforming loan limit increases the rate of return. The conforming loan limit is the maximum size mortgage that can be purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A loan for $453,101 will carry a rate about 0.25 percent higher than a loan of $453,100, which is the current maximum. Hence, a borrower contemplating a down payment that would result in a loan amount slightly above the conforming loan limit should consider raising the down payment by enough to get under the limit. Â€ Borrowers forced into a non-qualiÂ“ed mortgage earn the highest return on investment in a larger down payment. Last week I wrote about mortgages that for one reason or another did not meet the requirements established by Dodd-Frank for the standard mortgage designation. One consequence of this designation is that we now have lenders specializing in non-qualiÂ“ed mortgages who operate in a manner very similar to sub-prime lenders before the Â“nancial crisis. One striking point of similarity is that mortgage insurance is not required but variability in interest rate associated with differences in down payment is very large. A result is that the rate of return to the borrower on an investment in a larger down payment is very high. As an example, one lender of non-qualiÂ“ed mortgages whose price sheets I managed to access quoted 6.625 percent on a high credit score transaction with 10 percent down, and 5.375 percent with 20 percent down. The rate of return to the borrower on the down payment increase would be 12.2 percent calculated over 12 years. With a low credit score borrower, the rates were 8.375 percent and 7.375 percent, resulting in a return on investment of 15.9 percent. The bottom line is that mortgage borrowers who fall into the highest price categories, whether because of their credit history, weak documentation or whatever, can earn the highest rate of return on investments in larger down payments. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.com.Allocating your excess cash: Make a larger down payment or pay points?Jack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON AP Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, breaking a steady climb that pushed them to their highest levels in seven years. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages was 4.56 percent, down from 4.66 percent last week. Amid the peak home buying season, the average benchmark rate has been running at its highest levels since May 2011. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.94 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans dipped to 4.06 percent from 4.15 percent last week. Last week, long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnÂt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates.US average mortgage rates fallTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this March le photo, a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, May 31, Freddie Mac reports on this weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates.WASHINGTON Â„ Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April, reÂ”ecting the dearth of properties being listed for sale in the U.S. right now. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its pending home sales index fell 1.3 percent in April to 106.4, after rising for two consecutive months. The index has drifted downward 2.1 percent from a year ago as the housing shortage has grown more intense. The association reported previously that sales listings in April had declined 6.3 percent over the past 12 months. A relatively robust job market has led more Americans look for homes. But the housing shortage and rising mortgage rates over the past year are putting home ownership out of reach for an increasingly large number of people. Home prices are rising at more than double the gains in average hourly earnings, meaning that many Â“rst-time buyers are being forced into lower down payments to afford a home. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index released this week climbed 6.8 percent in March from a year earlier. Pending sales over the past year have fallen in the Northeast, Midwest and West, a sign of those cost pressures. But pending sales have risen 2.7 percent in the South where home prices are generally lower. New construction has yet to alleviate the supply shortage. Builders have said they, too, face price pressures from rising land values, a dearth of construction workers and higher costs for building materials Â„ which could become more expensive given tariffs announced Thursday by the Trump administration on aluminum and steel. The European Union immediately said that it would impose countermeasures on trade, and Mexico opened its defense with its own tariffs minutes after the U.S. announcement.US pending home sales fell 1.3 percent in AprilBy JOSH BOAKTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this March le photo, an Âunder contractÂŽ sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the National Association of Realtors releases its April report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases.
C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Avon Park ~ For Sale By Owner2/2 on corner lot! Split floor plan, new appliances. $109,900. 863-443-2448 S ebring For S ale By O wner 2/1.5 canal home to Lake Is tokpoga. New boat lift, Lg scrn porch. $160k. 863-414-3851 HOMES FOR SALE1020 Sebring~ 2/2 at 1801 Grand Ridge St. CH, pool, gas, fiber, granite tops, stainless. Great quiet location!! $171,000. Tim 561-632-1399 Lake Front Home~1502 Lake Josephine Dr., Sebring. 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US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Sebring, Sunset Pointe Lake View Lot~w/house plans. $39,900 Call Diana 772-834-9402 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Getthe Getthe WordoutWordoutAdvertise Advertise inthe inthe Classifieds! Classifieds! So you have made the decision that the time is right for you to buy a home. One of the most important Â“rst steps you can take Â„ even before you start scouring the real estate ads Â„ is to get pre-qualiÂ“ed or pre-approved for a mortgage. There is more than one reason itÂs so important for you get pre-qualiÂ“ed. First, you know you will be shopping your price range. ThereÂs nothing worse than falling in love with a home and not being able to buy it. Second, our market is so hot right now. Inventory is low and there are lots of buyers looking for a home. This means that any home priced correctly is Â”ying off the market Â„ usually with multiple offers. Buyers are getting into bidding wars. If you are not pre-qualiÂ“ed, you canÂt even get in the running! There is a difference between a pre-qualiÂ“cation and a pre-approval. Pre-qualiÂ“cation is a pretty basic thing, while pre-approval requires more paperwork. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but usually you get pre-qualiÂ“ed as a Â“rst step and pre-approved as the next step. Pre-qualiÂ“cation usually involves a basic review of your Â“nances Â„ comparing your income versus your expenses Â„ to give you an idea of what you may be able to borrow. Pre-approval, however, is more in-depth and involves looking at your credit score, credit report and assets and debts in addition to monthly income and expenses. Your credit score is very important. It can range from a low of 350 to a high of 850. Anything under 600 is considered low. The higher your credit score, the less risk you are to the bank, which means you will get a better interest rate. Lenders will also look at your credit report to see your credit history. They like to see thing such as accounts that have been open for more than a year with timely payments and no large collections or judgements against you, especially ones that are still open. You will usually have to get those all settled before you can get a mortgage approval. Another important thing lenders look for is your rental history. If you are habitually late with the rent (or mortgage payments if you already own a home), then that will make it difÂ“cult to Â“nd a loan. Your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is another factor lenders consider. They want to make sure that the mortgage and associated expenses (taxes, insurance, etc.), coupled with your other Â“xed monthly expenses like car payments, credit card payments and other loans, are something you can reasonably be expected to keep up with every month. Lenders will also want to know how much of a down payment you have saved up. The more you have, the better your chances of getting a loan. Sellers like it when prospective buyers are pre-approved for a loan, and makes them more likely to accept your offer than one coming from someone who is not pre-approved. While it is always good to get pre-qualiÂ“ed and even better to get pre-approved, itÂs important to remember that neither one of those is a guarantee you will get the loan on the home you want to buy. They are just the Â“rst steps in the process. The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty is here to help you with your real estate needs. If you are not already working with a lender, we have several preferred lenders that we put you in contact with. Contact us at 863-658-3780.Should you get pre-approved before home shopping? Norman & Mandy ElliottON THE HOME FRONT Money issues often stand in the way of homeownership. A survey by rental service Apartment List found that 80 percent of millennial renters want to buy a home, but most say they canÂt afford to. What you may not realize is that many Â“rst-time homebuyer programs and grants offer Â“nancial help, and you may be eligible for various types of assistance. Here are nine Â“rst-time homebuyer programs and grants designed to help you land a great mortgage and get a place of your own. 1. FHA loan In an FHA loan, the Federal Housing Administration insures the mortgage. The FHA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The FHAÂs backing offers lenders a layer of protection, meaning that your lender wonÂt experience a loss if you default on the mortgage. FHA loans typically come with competitive interest rates, smaller down payments and lower closing costs than conventional loans. If you have a credit score of 580 or higher, you could be eligible for a mortgage with a down payment as low as 3.5 percent of the purchase price. If your credit score is lower than 580, you still might qualify for an FHA mortgage, but the down payment would be at least 10 percent of the purchase amount. 2. USDA loan While not well known, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a homebuyer assistance program. While the program focuses on homes in certain rural areas, you donÂt need to buy or run a farm to be eligible. The USDA guarantees the home loan. There may be no down payment required, and the loan payments are Â“xed. Applicants with a credit score of 640 or higher typically get streamlined processing. With a credit score below 640, you still can qualify for a USDA loan, but the lender will ask for extra documentation about your payment history. Keep in mind that there are income limitations, which can vary by region. 3. VA loan The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps active-duty military members, veterans and surviving spouses buy homes. The VA guarantees part of the loan, making it possible for lenders to offer some special features. VA loans come with competitive interest rates and require no down payment. You arenÂt required to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI), and a minimum credit score isnÂt needed for eligibility. If it becomes difÂ“cult to make payments on the mortgage, the VA can negotiate with the lender on your behalf. 4. Good Neighbor Next Door The Good Neighbor Next Door program, sponsored by HUD, provides housing aid for law enforcement ofÂ“cers, Â“reÂ“ghters, emergency medical technicians and pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. Through this program, you can receive a discount of 50 percent on a homeÂs listed price in regions known as Ârevitalization areas.ÂŽ Using the programÂs website, you can search for properties available in your state. You must commit to living in the home for at least 36 months. 5. Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are government-sponsored entities. They work with local lenders to offer mortgage options that beneÂ“t lowand moderate-income families. With the backing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, lenders can offer competitive interest rates and accept down payments as low as 3 percent of the purchase price. Fannie Mae also provides homeownership education for Â“rst-time homebuyers through its ÂHomePath Ready BuyerÂŽ program. 6. Energy-efÂ“cient mortgage (EEM) An energy-efÂ“cient, or Âgreen,ÂŽ mortgage is designed to help you add improvements to your home to make it more environmentally friendly. The federal government supports EEM loans by insuring them through the FHA or VA programs. The key advantage of this mortgage is that it lets you create an energy-efÂ“cient home without having to make a larger down payment. The extra cost is rolled into your primary loan. Some improvements you can make include installing double-paned windows, new insulation or a modern heating-and-cooling system. 7. FHA Section 203(k) If youÂve run the numbers to see how much house you can afford and have determined a Â“xer-upper is best for your budget, the Section 203(k) rehabilitation program may be a good Â“t. This type of loan, backed by the FHA, takes into consideration the value of the residence after improvements have been made. It then lets you borrow the funds youÂll need to carry out the project and includes them in your main mortgage. The down payment for a 203(k) loan can be as low as 3 percent. 8. Native American Direct Loan Since 1992, the Native American Veteran Direct Loan program has helped Native American veterans and their spouses buy homes on federal trust lands. The VA serves as the lender. If youÂre eligible, you wonÂt be required to make a down payment or pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). This Â“rst-time homebuyer loan also offers low closing costs and a 30year Â“xed-rate mortgage. 9. Local grants and programs In addition to the various programs provided by the federal government, many states and cities offer help to Â“rst-time homebuyers. Before buying a home, check your stateÂs or communityÂs website for information on housing grants and programs available in your area. You also might consider contacting a real estate agent or local HUD-approved housing counseling agency to learn more about programs in your area that might apply to your situation. Visit Bankrate online at bankrate.com.9 grants and programs to help you buy your first homeBy RACHEL HARTMANBANKRATE.COM email@example.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? FRANKIE BURKELic. 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Sunday, June 3, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 www.highlandsnewssun.com As I binge watched HGTVÂs ÂBeachfront Bargain HuntÂŽ the entire holiday weekend thanks to Alberto, I was reminded how many of us paint our family rooms yellow when we move to Florida. Why not? Color psychologists laud its beneÂ“t to bring happiness to its admirers. If you are a follower of Feng shui, it represents not one but two elements: earth and Â“re; Both provoking positive energy, improving health and increasing self-esteem. How can you go wrong with such good vibes pouring out of a paint can? Well, itÂs in the shading we have a habit of going wrong. LetÂs look at why this happens and how we can pick the right shade of yellow paint for your Florida cottage. Yellow is tough. It is, in my opinion, one of the hardest palletes to choose a paint color from because it is so affected by light. A warm sunÂ”ower yellow, if painted in a west facing room with lots of natural sunlight, can become tangerine-orange in the late afternoon. A sweet buttercream yellow will turn to a rather unfortunate shade of khaki when lit by cool LED lamp bulbs. This quality, which makes yellow a moving target in interiors, is referred to as Âmetamerism.ÂŽ The way we perceive a color based on how light is either reÂ”ected, transmitted or emitted. You may have experienced Âilluminant metamerismÂŽ when you tried to touch up white painted walls in your bedroom. The white paints looked exactly alike in the store? Yet your meticulous paint job looks like a shoddy mess in the morning! DonÂt beat yourself up over that one, it happens to all of us at least once! May I suggest before you head to the big box store for paint chips, do a little homework. Stand in your room and take note of the natural light sources. If there are a lot of windows, look at what direction the light is coming from. If the room faces north, you will have a cool blue natural light most of the day. From the south, expect a warm orange haze throughout the day. Exposure from the east will tend to be more yellow and from the west, more orange. Look at paint chips in the parking lot of the store instead of in the paint department. If the room is dark and lamps are your primary source of light, look at what type of bulbs you are using. LED bulbs emit a narrow blue light while vintage bulbs will Â”ood the room with yellow-orange colored light. Take your chips on a Â“eld trip to the light bulb aisle. There is usually a display showing the different ÂtemperaturesÂŽ of bulbs. Use the interactive buttons to see how each will affect your paint chips. ItÂs super fun! After you have selected what you ÂthinkÂŽ is your favorite, ask to have three sample cups prepared. One for your best choice, one for the shade on the paint card above your favorite and one for the shade below your choice. These additional samples are not so much about how dark or light the shade is, however, the undertone. Yellows are comprised of red or blue bases, what designers call undertones. And one Â“nal note on samples, ask for matte paint samples if available. Yellow will reÂ”ect a lot of light, think beams of sunshine, so it is at its most pure in matte sheens. Now go home and place penny bets with your neighbor on which sample will come the closest to the shade of buttercup you envisioned. (HINT: It will rarely be your Â“rst choice!) Paint two coats of each sample in separate 2 by 2 square foot patches then let them sit for at least two full days. Watch how the color changes throughout the day. Lamps on and lamps off. How do these colors make you feel? Which one makes you smile? You have now mastered the perfect yellow painted wall. Namaste. Not happy with any of these yellow color chips? Worry not, there are lots of ways to bring yellow into a space without the commitment of paint. Accessorize with saffron velvet throw pillows or a set of lemon ombre linen window panels. Choose a statement removeable wallpaper like the ÂVictorian PeacockÂŽ in yellow from Zenina Anastasia. Then toss a honey chenille blanket over the sofa and Â“ll a hurricane with gold daylilies. Sit back, pour a glass of chardonnay and enjoy they most perky color in the spectrum! Share your favorite shade of yellow on my blog at shellysappinteriors.com/blog/. Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shellysappinteriors.com.Yellow paint in the family room or Âyell-no!ÂŽBy SHELLY SAPPCONTRIBUTED COLUMN 211 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Call Today 863-414-6570 email@example.com Rona Port Realtor Call Today 863-414-1450 firstname.lastname@example.org Elease DeYoung Realtor Florida Properties Group PROPERTIES ARE SELLING...I CAN SELL YOURS TOO!SEND ME YOUR LISTINGS!! 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This is a bank approved short sale. $59,000THE BLUFFS, 6750 USS 27 N, K-22 MLS#247419 MUST SEE!adno=3581913adno=3581913 2141 Lakeview Drive Â€ Sebring, FL 33870 www.ElliottTeam.com Â€ TheElliottTeam@gmail.com THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYNorm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 Yvonne Calhoun (863) 214-7362 The Elliott Team Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A RowThe Elliott TeamÂs listings are getting MULTIPLE offers driving up the prices, and are selling in record time!WHATÂS YOUR HOME REALLY WORTH? Lets Find Out! The Housing Market is HOT!Inventory is LOW, Property Values are UP!!! ItÂs an AMAZING SellerÂs Market Right Now!Interested? Contact us TODAY!863-658-3780 Are you CURIOUS? Find out what your homes value with a FREE Evaluation from the #1 Real Estate Team in Highlands County. 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Â€ Tile floors, oversized garage Â€ Enclosed Florida room under air$169,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Lake Placid MOVE IN READY VILLAÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 970 Sq.Ft.Â€ All new floors, newer kitchen & bath cabinetsÂ€ New stove. Enclosed rear porch$59,900 MLS#247600 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Sebring GREAT HOME IN DESIRABLE AREAÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1480 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen w/newer white appliances & cabinets Â€ French doors from kitchen to screened lanai$169,900 MLS#247606 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. Â€ Living & dining rooms, lanai Â€ Newer roof & water heater $159,900 MLS#247274 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring MOBILE ON OWNED LAND Â€ 2BR/2BA, 924 Sq.Ft. Â€ Sold partially furnished Â€ Electric fireplace $59,900 MLS#246966 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring LOVELY SEBRING RIDGE HOMEÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 1502 Sq.Ft. Â€ Remodeled in 2015 w/top of the line items Â€ 2nd garage/workshop. 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Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2014 Sq.Ft. main house Â€ + 1BR/1BA, cottage Â€ Cottage completely rehabbed $217,900 MLS#247891 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 OPEN HOUSE Sebring GOLF COURSE HOMEÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 2333 Sq.Ft. Â€ Oversized corner lot, circular drive Â€ Newer AC, new irrigation pump & timer$219,900 MLS#247373 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring NEW HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1841 Sq.Ft. Â€ Cathedral ceilings, crown molding Â€ SS appliances, granite, large pantry $198,500 MLS#245409 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid PLACID LAKES GOLF COURSE HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2212 Sq.Ft. Â€ Sold completely furnished Â€ Family room, large inside laundry $194,900 MLS#244310 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Highlands Ridge WELL MAINTAINED HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 2277 Sq.Ft. Â€ New SS appliances, sink, faucet Â€ Beautiful view of pond from Lanai $194,850 MLS#246596 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Lake Placid TOMOKA HEIGHTS GATED COMMUNITY Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1599 Sq.Ft. 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Â€ Kitchen w/breakfast bar Â€ 14x20 AC Florida room, golf course view$129,900 MLS#247228 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring VANTAGE POINTEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1264 Sq.Ft. Â€ New flooring, updated bath, fresh paint Â€ Family room w/pass through from kitchen$127,000 MLS#246884 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring GREAT BUY!Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1336 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen w/stainless/black appliances Â€ Large backyard w/utility shed$119,500 MLS#247511 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Avon ParK QUAINT HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 988 Sq.Ft. Â€ Corner lot, fully fenced Â€ One car garage $75,000 MLS#247782 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid LAKE JUNE LAKEFRONT Â€ 3BR/2.5BA, 2954 Sq.Ft. Â€ Custom wood cabinetry Â€ Gas fireplace, handicap friendly $435,000 MLS#245779 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOMEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 2110 Sq.Ft. 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By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesSEATTLE Â„ The shock of being traded by the Rays to the Mariners a week ago has finally worn off for RHP Alex Colome. The adjustment to a new team and, more importantly, a new role behind closer Edwin Diaz has gone well. So Friday, in his first comments to Tampa Bay media since the deal, was the time for his formal goodbye. ÂItÂs really hard for me, Colome said. ÂThey signed me in 2007. IÂve always been a Ray. I just say, thank you for By RICK STROUDTampa Bay TimesTAMPA Â„ It was sunny, 87 degrees with humidity around 70 percent. But it felt more like summer than it had in some time during the BucsÂ organized team activities practice Thursday. Players ran gassers afterward, testing the limits of ÂvoluntaryÂŽ offseason workouts. ÂIt was oppressive,ÂŽ coach Dirk Koetter said. ÂReally, add six or seven degrees, this is training camp today. I think the guys adjust pretty fast to that. In training camp, we practice in the morning, so (Thursday) is as tough as it gets.ÂŽ In fact, it felt a lot like the kind of heat the Bucs experience in the summer and early fall. Which brings us to 347pound rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea. Of course, players were not in pads, it wasnÂt close to simulating a game and there is virtually no real contact between offensive and defensive linemen. But Vea, the firstround pick from Washington, has shown no signs of having trouble adjusting to the warmer, humid climate. ÂWhat weÂve seen is a guy that his weight definitely has not affected him,ÂŽ Koetter said. The Bucs have seen more than that. VeaÂs size and quickness show up in routine line drills. So does his strength, which may be his biggest asset. ÂHeÂs got an excellent motor and he is a very strong human being,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂYou can ask those guards that are playing against him. I mean, heÂs got a (hump) move with that inside arm. IÂve seen him lift 300-pound men off the ground with one arm. ItÂs impressive, his strength.ÂŽ Vea, 23, has a lot to learn about the NFL game. He will have the luxury of having good mentors in defensive tackles Gerald McCoy, Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein.By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesSEATTLE Â„ Seeing Alex Colome and Denard Span in Mariner home whites this weekend is the latest product of the relationship between the Rays and Mariners that seems to be one of the coziest in the game. Besides the cracks about a baseball bromance between general managers Erik Neander and Jerry Dipoto Â„ and there are plenty, such as Chris ArcherÂs, ÂYou know theyÂre favorites in each otherÂs phoneÂŽ Â„ there are several commonalities that have led to nine trades, involving 28 players (including Anthony Misiewicz, twice) over the past 2 years. The execs are similar enough in the way they evaluate and, more important, value players to find common ground. TheyÂre different enough By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressPARIS Â„ If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-andforth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out. During a news conference after both won Saturday to set up the longtime rivalsÂ fourthround matchup at Roland Garros, Williams criticized SharapovaÂs autobiography as ÂhearsayÂŽ and twice brought up the RussianÂs 15-month doping ban. Producing by far the best performance in her return to Grand Slam tennis Â„ 16 months after her last major tournament and nine months after having a baby Â„ Williams played cleanly and powerfully in a 6-3, 6-4 tour de force against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges that lasted a mere 75 minutes and lacked much in the way of theatrics. ÂThere is still a ways to go, but itÂs moving in the right direction,ÂŽ said Williams, who made only three unforced errors in the first set, 12 in all. ÂAnd I think that as long as itÂs moving in the right direction, I know I will get there.ÂŽ Sharapova advanced with a similarly lopsided win, 6-2, 6-1 against 2016 U.S. Open runnerup Karolina Pliskova. Now comes the drama: Williams vs. Sharapova on Monday with a quarterfinal spot at stake. They have verbally clashed in the past, such as a 2013 public spat about their private lives. Williams, 36, owns 23 major singles titles. Sharapova, 31, has won five. Williams has won the French Open three times, Sharapova twice. They are the only active women with a career Grand Slam; they are two of six in history to accomplish that. Both By GREG AUMANTAMPA BAY TIMESJameis WinstonÂs annual youth football camp had the BucsÂ indoor practice facility filled on Saturday morning, with teammates helping him spread a message to kids that could help his team this fall. ÂMy main message is ÂTeamwork makes the dream work.Â I tell the kids to have respect for each other. Be kind,ÂŽ Winston said in a break from hands-on work with his campers. ÂThe second thing is energy. We want to be excited. Âƒ The third thing is effort. It takes no talent to have effort. I donÂt want the kids to get down on themselves. I just want them to have fun and do their best.ÂŽ Winston had a dozen or so Bucs teammates, including Gerald Sunday, June 3, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Tennis 2 | NHL 2 | NBA 2 | Baseball 2, 4 | Golf 3 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 SEE TENNIS, 6 SEE WINSTON, 3 SEE COLOME, 3 SEE VEA, 6 SEE TRADING, 3NFL: Football campGREG AUMAN | TIMESBucs QB Jameis Winston works with kids at his annual youth football camp at the BucsÂ indoor practice facility. NFL: BuccaneersFirst-round Bucs pick Vita Vea is bringing the heat Âƒ and surviving it adno=50536651 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018MLB: TradesWhy the Rays keep trading with the MarinersPHOTO BY ABBIE PARR/GETTY IMAGESDenard Span #4 high fives Chris Prieto #13 of the Seattle Mariners after hitting a single in the second inning against the Texas Rangers during their game at Safeco Field on May 31, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.MLB: Rays journalAlex Colome says trade Âhard for meÂ but thanks club for all it did for him TENNIS: French OpenGet ready for Williams vs. SharapovaAP PHOTOSerena Williams of the U.S. celebrates as she defeats GermanyÂs Julia Georges during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday in Paris. CUP FINAL IS BITTERSWEET VALIDATION FOR FIRED COACHMann beamed with pride when more than a half-dozen players he coached with the American Hockey LeagueÂs Hershey Bears contributed to the victory that got the Capitals into the Eastern Conference Â“ nal. Page 2 Winston stresses teamwork
Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, June 3, 2018 / The SunSPORTS ON TV AUTO RACING 2 p.m. FS1 Â„ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Pocono 400, at Long Pond, Pa. 3:30 p.m. ABC Â„ IndyCar, Chevrolet Indy Duel (Race 2), at Detroit COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA ESPNU Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA 3 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA ESPNU Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA 6 p.m. ESPNU Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA 9 p.m. ESPNU Â„ NCAA Tournament, Regionals, teams TBA COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN Â„ NCAA World Series, Game 11, Washington vs. Arizona St., Oklahoma or Florida, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ESPN Â„ NCAA World Series, Game 12, UCLA vs. Florida St., Georgia or Oregon, at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ NCAA World Series, Game 13 (if necessary), Washington vs. Arizona St., Oklahoma or Florida, at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ NCAA World Series, Game 14 (if necessary), UCLA vs. Florida St., Georgia or Oregon, at Oklahoma City CYCLING 2 a.m. (Monday) NBCSN Â„ UCI World Tour: Critrium du Dauphin, Prologue, at Valence, France (same-day tape) DRAG RACING 10:30 a.m. FS1 Â„ NHRA, Route 66 Nationals, qualifying, at Joliet, Ill. (taped) 5:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ NHRA, Route 66 Nationals, at Joliet, Ill. (same-day tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Italian Open, Â“ nal round, at Brescia, Italy Noon GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, The Memorial Tournament, Â“ nal round, at Dublin, Ohio 2 p.m. FOX Â„ USGA, U.S. WomenÂs Open, Â“ nal round, at Shoal Creek, Ala. 2:30 p.m. CBS Â„ PGA Tour, The Memorial Tournament, Â“ nal round, at Dublin, Ohio MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Â„ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets OR Washington at Atlanta (1:30 p.m.) 4:10 p.m. Fox Sun Sports Â„ Rays vs. Mariners 7:30 p.m. ESPN Â„ Boston at Houston NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ABC Â„ NBA Finals, Game 2, Cleveland at Golden State RUGBY 10 a.m. ESPN2 Â„ Collegiate Championship, at Chester, Pa. SOCCER 8:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, Minnesota at Sporting Kansas City TENNIS Noon NBC Â„ French Open, fourth round, at ParisBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON Â„ The text message lit up Troy MannÂs phone the morning after the Capitals eliminated the Penguins with a patchwork lineup featuring five rookies. It came from Barry Trotz. ÂThanks Manner for having all those rookie Caps ready,ÂŽ Trotz wrote. ÂThey all played well Â„ you own a piece of this win last night.ÂŽ Mann beamed with pride when more than a half-dozen players he coached with the American Hockey LeagueÂs Hershey Bears contributed to the victory that got the Capitals into the Eastern Conference final. Many of those players are still playing key roles for Washington in the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights Â„ more than a month after Mann was fired from his job as HersheyÂs head coach. This is a bittersweet time for Mann, who had a hand in the development of Jakub Vrana, Chandler Stephenson and Christian Djoos as coach and was an assistant when Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Dmitry Orlov, Andre Burakovsky, Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson went through Hershey on their way to the NHL. Considering the success of those players and Hershey products Nate Schmidt and Cody Eakin contributing for Vegas, the Cup Final is a validation of MannÂs methods of getting prospects ready for the next level. ÂI called Troy Mann the other day and thanked him for producing a lot of good players,ÂŽ Trotz said. ÂAll the players he had the last couple of years are all playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Guys who havenÂt played a (playoff) game before. TheyÂve brought some of that winning tradition that they had in Hershey. ItÂs important for those guys to be a part of it.ÂŽ Mann has remained connected to the CapitalsÂ playoff run by talking to Trotz and Hershey video coach Mike King, whoÂs in Washington. Amid interviews with other organizations for another AHL job or work as an NHL assistant, he has watched about 80 percent of the CapitalsÂ games this postseason and can see the elements in playersÂ games he and assistant Ryan Murphy harped on improving during their four-year tenure.NHL: FinalsCup Final is bittersweet validation for Â“ red coachAP PHOTOIn a photo provided by the American Hockey League, thenHershey Bears assistant coach Troy Mann celebrates the teamÂs Calder Cup championship on June 14, 2010, in Hershey, Pa. By JOHN LEICESTERAssociated PressPARIS Â„ Surely, thatÂs no way to treat a friend? Rafael Nadal beat his old buddy Richard Gasquet for a 16th consecutive time Saturday, making theirs one of the most lopsided duels in menÂs tennis. The Spaniard and the Frenchman were born 15 days apart in 1986. TheyÂve known each other since they were young prodigies. But with a racket in his hand, Nadal is ruthless with the player he calls Âa good friend and a good person.ÂŽ With friends like that, who needs enemies? NadalÂs streak against Gasquet stretches back to 2004. Gasquet hasnÂt taken so much as a set off Nadal in 10 years. Their third-round match at the French Open on Saturday followed a familiar pattern: Nadal subjected Gasquet to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 pummeling. At 16-0, NadalÂs headto-head record against Gasquet is now one of the most lopsided since the professional era began in 1968. Bjorn Borg went 17-0 against Vitas Gerulaitis; Ivan Lendl did likewise against Tim Mayotte. Roger Federer has 17-0 streaks going against Mikhail Youzhny and David Ferrer. With his gentlemanly right-handed tennis, Gasquet quickly finds himself overpowered by the left-handed Nadal. ÂWhen he plays on his backhand, he has an intensity which is monstrous,ÂŽ Gasquet said after the latest loss. ÂI really have trouble with his forehand that comes to my shoulder every time.ÂŽTENNIS: French OpenNadalÂs 16-0 streak vs. old buddy GasquetBy JANIE McCAULEYAssociated PressOAKLAND, Calif. Â„ All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Determined and as motivated as ever might be more appropriate and fitting whenever LeBron James is in the mix. ÂItÂs one of the toughest losses IÂve had in my career,ÂŽ James acknowledged Saturday, Âbecause of everything that kind of went on with the game and the way we played. Obviously, we all know what happened in the game.ÂŽ There were miscues aplenty, most notably J.R. SmithÂs offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation that he dribbled back toward half-court in a tie game rather than shooting for a chance to win it Â„ later insisting he knew the score, though that remains a huge mystery. The decision baffled a frustrated and stunned LeBron, who signaled at his teammate with arms pointed toward the basket. ÂThe gameÂs over. ThereÂs nothing we can do about it,ÂŽ Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. ÂWeÂve got to move on, move forward.ÂŽ James has done so all postseason with an edge, intensity and ability to all-out carry the Cavs Â„ will them to win after win, if you wish. Yes, with King James on the other side in this familiar June rivalry, Golden State knows much better than to fall into such a trap that the Cavs might be down and out, even if the defending champions have some momentum going into Game 2 on Sunday night back home at Oracle Arena. 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Bailey was placed on the DL retroactive to Tuesday. He was pulled from the rotation earlier in the week with a 1-7 record and a 6.68 ERA. Associated PressIN BRIEFStaff ReportsA Stone Crabs 5-run rally in the 6th inning wasnÂt enough as they fell Saturday night to the Bradenton Marauders 7-6 at LECOM Park. Peter Maris opened the gameÂs scoring in the 1st Inning with his 5th home run of the year, a solo shot to right field. However, Bradenton would answer back in the 3rd inning, with a home run of their own, the first of three extrabase hits on the night for Marauders third baseman Hunter Owen,. The Marauders would chase Stone Crabs starter Willy Ortiz in the fifth inning, scoring 5-runs, with the big blast coming from shortstop Jung Ho Kang, whose grand slam helped give Bradenton what they thought would be a comfortable cushion. However, the Stone Crabs rallied back in the 6th inning scoring 5-runs of their own. Stone Crabs reliever Zack Mozingo pitched effectively in relief, giving way to fellow fireman Brandon Koch in the 8th inning. However, after yielding an infield single and a walk, Koch surrendered the winning run, with Owen delivering his third RBI of the night.MILB: Stone CrabsStone CrabsÂ woes continue NHL: FinalsCapitals Â” ying high up 2-1 on Vegas in Stanley Cup FinalBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Alex O vechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, Braden Holtby made enough saves to compensate for his giveaway and the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Ovechkin scored his 14th goal of the playoffs and joyfully watched Kuznetsov wrist a shot past Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury not long after. Kuznetsov was a game-time decision after leaving Game 2 clutching his left arm, but he looked fine and for good measure unleashed his signature birdflapping celebration as Ovechkin screamed and raised his arms on the bench. Holtby stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced, more than enough to withstand a puck-handling miscue that led to Tomas NosekÂs third-period goal to cut WashingtonÂs lead to 2-1. Devante Smith-Pelly scored for the Capitals with 6:07 left to put them two away from the franchiseÂs first title. Fleury stopped 23 of 26 shots, but Vegas lost back-to-back games for the first time in the playoffs and looked nothing like the team that won 13 of 16 games through three rounds. The Golden KnightsÂ magical, historic run is now in danger of coming to an end with Game 4 back in Washington on Monday.
The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressDUBLIN, Ohio Â„ Bryson DeChambeau finished off a 6-under 66 with birdies on two of the toughest holes, giving him a one-shot lead going into a final round at a Memorial that features Tiger Woods in the mix at Muirfield Village for the first time in six years. Woods was in total control of his shots for the second straight day, only to miss short putts down the stretch that spoiled his run. He was briefly tied for the lead Saturday until threeputt bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, and he had to settle for a 68. He was five shots behind. Woods wasnÂt alone in missing short putts. Walking off the course with his first 54-hole lead, DeChambeau couldnÂt but help but think of the two that got away. He missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the ninth hole, and then missed a birdie putt from 4 feet on the par-5 15th. With the course soft and vulnerable to low scores, it was tough to leave shots on the course. ÂJust keep thinking about those two 3-footers I missed,ÂŽ said DeChambeau, who was at 14-under 202. ÂI played great, obviously. Ecstatic about where I am.ÂŽ DeChambeau wasnÂt even sure where he was when he finished because so many players worked their way up and down the leaderboard over the final two hours. He wound up with a one-shot lead over Kyle Stanley, who bogeyed the 18th hole from the bunker for a 70; Patrick Cantlay, who drove into the creek left of the 18th fairway for a bogey and a 66; and Joaquin Niemann, the 19-year-old from Chile who atoned for one big mistake on the 15th hole with a birdie on the 18th for a 70. Cantlay made two eagles, including a holein-one on the par-3 eighth. DeChambeau rolled in a 20-foot birdie on the par-3 16th, the third-toughest at Muirfield Village in the third round, and he hit 9-iron to 5 feet on the toughest hole the 18th. Six players had at least a share of the lead at some point. Byeong Hun An played bogey-free for a 69 and was two shots behind, while Justin Rose dropped two shots over the last three holes for a 69 and was four back. Woods played the last five holes of the front nine in 5 under, starting with his second eagle of the week. And then he stalled, just like he did on Friday. He didnÂt make another birdie until the par-5 15th, when his sharp-breaking 15-footer dropped to give him a tie for the lead. That didnÂt last long. Woods ran his 45-foot birdie putt about 7 feet by on the par-3 16th and missed it coming back, and then closed by missing a 3-foot par putt. ÂI know I shot 68 today, but again, thatÂs probably the highest score I could have possibly shot,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂI played really, really well. I played beautifully, actually. Had total control of what I was doing out there and just didnÂt finish it off.ÂŽ He won the Memorial for the fifth time in 2012, finished 20 shots behind the following year and then injuries took over. He finished in last place in 2015, the last time he was at Muirfield Village. This year has produced the kind of golf Ohio fans are used to seeing. And the weather is about par for Muirfield Village, with more thunderstorms expected Sunday. The final round will be threesomes teeing off earlier than usual to account for the forecast. ÂThe weather is going to be a little iffy,ÂŽ Woods said. ÂBut IÂm in a position where if I shoot another good round like I had the last two days, IÂve got a chance.ÂŽ Rory McIlroy, remarkably, has reason to feel the same way. McIlroy nearly missed the cut, surviving on the number after two days. He played bogey-free for a 64 and wound up just six shots behind. Just like Woods and DeChambeau, he had a few regrets on the greens. McIlroy missed three birdie chances inside 8 feet.GOLF: MemorialDeChambeau takes 1-shot lead as Woods lurks at MemorialAP PHOTOBryson DeChambeau follows his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament Saturday, in Dublin, Ohio. By DAVID BRANDTAssociated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. Â„ Sarah Jane Smith has a three-shot lead entering the third round of the U.S. WomenÂs Open. The Australian shot a 5-under 67 Friday, finishing her second round before more thunderstorms soaked an already wet Shoal Creek course. Half the field completed the second round Saturday morning. ThailandÂs Ariya Jutanugarn is second after a 70. South Koreanborn Su-Hyun Oh, who moved to Australia at 8, shot a 68 and is third. SheÂs four shots behind Smith, who is at 10-under 134 for the tournament. Michelle Wie is among eight players tied for fourth, seven shots off the lead. Wie had a 72 in the second round after a 69 Thursday. The third round begins with groups of three, starting on the first and 10th tees.GOLF: US WomenÂs OpenSarah Jane Smith up by 3 at US W omenÂs Open at Shoal Creek AP PHOTOSarah Jane Smith, of Australia, and her caddie husband, Duane Smith, talk about her tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the U.S. WomenÂs Open golf tournament at Shoal Creek, Friday, in Birmingham, Ala. in the stages of roster construction to recognize and address matchups. And they have enough trust to be able to have open, direct and skip-the-bull-and-cutto-the-chase talks. ÂThey obviously have a good working relationship, front office to front office,ÂŽ said Rays infielder Brad Miller, part of the first deal after Dipoto took over the Mariners following the 2015 season. ÂItÂs kind of unique. ThereÂs clearly something there. I donÂt think itÂs chance. They know how each other works. ItÂs kind of mutually advantageous.ÂŽ The frat chat between Neander and Dipoto is what seals deals, but there is so much work involved before they say ÂI do,ÂŽ such as reports on the medicals, analytical projections, financial implications. It all starts with the work of the scouts, the RaysÂ eclectic 15-man crew that is out in ballparks across the country and beyond almost every day, watching, identifying, evaluating and recommending players long before their names are ever on the table. That includes Â„ and proved critical in several of the deals with the Mariners Â„ work at many of the lowest levels of the minors, as far as extended spring training and summer first-year leagues, which the Rays focus on more heavily than some other teams. ÂI might be a little biased, but I think our group does a tremendous job from the major leagues all the way down to the Dominican Summer League of really covering all the levels so we donÂt have a blind spot when someone does have an idea,ÂŽ Rays pro scouting director Kevin Ibach said. ÂSo when Erik and Jerry might first discuss something and it filters down, I think weÂre in a really good position to honestly evaluate not only their system but to take a look from our side, too, and weigh in on whether the trade would be a net positive for us.ÂŽ The Rays encourage their scouts not only to be vigilant and observant, knowing even the smallest tidbit about a player on or off the field can be a big thing, but also open minded, creative and aggressive in making suggestions, pushing the paired themes that Âno idea is a bad ideaÂŽ and Âno name is a bad name.ÂŽ The workload is shared, as the Rays are among the half or so teams that do their pro scouting geographically rather than by organization. That means, for example, rather than having one scout be responsible for all of SeattleÂs minorleague teams, they use several scouts to cover the Mariners affiliates (as well as those of other teams) near where they live, creating what they consider a benefit of multiple opinions on some players. Seattle-based Dave Myers Â„a former Mariners majorand minor-league coach and former Rays TripleA coach Â„ handles the big-league team, Triple-A Tacoma, rookie-level Everett (Wash.) and advanced Class A Modesto (Calif). J.D. Elliby has Double-A Arkansas, Jeff Stewart Class A Clinton (Iowa), Mike Langill extended spring and the complexbased Arizona league, and Jose Gomez the Dominican summer league teams. Cross-checker Jason Cole posts up at the Mariners/Padres shared spring camp. All have had a hand in the deals, and well beyond the obvious. ÂYou canÂt go out from our perspective and only scout the famous guys,ÂŽ Ibach said. ÂI always challenge our guys to find the Âoff-the-radar typesÂ that are down a little bit deeper in the system and maybe have that one pitch or the sum of the parts that add up to something that functions really well.ÂŽ That commitment to scout the low levels and scout hard has factored in to several of the deals with Seattle. Neither pitchers Ryan Yarbrough nor Andrew Kittredge were considered prime prospects when acquired, but the Rays saw them as future major-leaguers in the skilled hands of their player development staff, and both made it. Shortstop Carlos Vargas was a 17-year-old who had played only one pro season in the Dominican League, but the Rays had good reports on him. Catcher Jesus Sucre proved more than capable of being a big-league backup after three years bouncing to Triple A. Sometimes the diligence, preparation and complex scheduling (such as trying to scout a team for six straight games to see all the pitchers) pays off. And sometimes so does a little luck, too. Twice this season Ibach went to see the other team when Tommy Romero pitched, and impressively, for SeattleÂs Class A Clinton team. So when they were looking to complete the Span/Colome deal last week, IbachÂs data, plus reports from the amateur scouting staff, including at last yearÂs predraft workout at the Trop, led to Romero bein g included. ÂJust given the history,ÂŽ Ibach said, Âour antennas are up any time weÂre in the ballpark scouting a Mariners affiliate.ÂŽ Probably a good idea. Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ tampabay.com. Follow @ TBTimes_Rays.TRADINGFrom Page 1McCoy, Lavonte David, Kwon Alexander, Donovan Smith and O.J. Howard, with Rams star Todd Gurley helping out as well. The group of about 300 kids (many paying $149 to attend) included 75 from Special Olympics, as well as 16 boys and girls from his hometown in Alabama who won a collage contest and were brought to Tampa with their parents to attend the camp for free. With rain much of the week and summer heat, Winston was grateful to be able to move his camp indoors to the BucsÂ new facility, where parents could watch their kids without worrying about sunburns. ÂI canÂt give enough thanks to the Bucs,ÂŽ Winston said. ÂTampaÂs hot, and for us to be able to do this here in this indoor facility is huge. You see the excitement of the kids. (They) donÂt have to get 10 water breaks because of the heat. I thank the Bucs wholeheartedly.ÂŽ Winston, who recently got engaged and has a baby on the way in July, said a fundraiser Friday night for his Dream Forever Foundation went well, and heÂs happy to be able to give back to the Tampa Bay area. ÂThis is our community,ÂŽ Winston said. ÂHopefully they can see in their hearts that my foundation is helping support the kids. ThatÂs what itÂs all about. My child is going to grow up in this community hopefully, so itÂs exciting to be able to put on events like this.ÂŽWINSTONFrom Page 1everything they did for me, for giving me the opportunity to be the closer, to be pitching every time.ÂŽ After sticking with the Rays through a winter of rumors, Colome figured he would be traded at some point this season, just not that soon. ÂI was on the couch resting for the game when they called me (in). I said, ÂWhat?Â They said, ÂYes, we traded you,Â ÂÂ Colome relayed. ÂI knew that going to happen this year, but not this soon. When they tell me Âƒ I said, ÂDamn.Â Â A year after leading the majors in saves, Colome will be used primarily as a setup man to Diaz, who leads the majors with 19 saves and an AL-reliever high 48 strikeouts in 28 innings. And Colome said thatÂs okay: ÂI just try to do my job. ItÂs fine. I donÂt care. Like I told you before, IÂll throw anywhere they give me the opportunity.ÂŽ Manager Scott Servais said he welcomes having Colome as an option for when Diaz needs a day off, already using him to close once. Aside from being a little chilly on some nights in Seattle, Colome said he has adjusted well and noted how well he has been treated. He is lookin g forward to returning to the Trop with the Mariners next week to see the fans and stadium personnel. As for facing the Rays? ÂThey know what I do, IÂm just going to throw the fastball and cutter to everybody,ÂŽ he said. ÂOn the mound, no friends. But they know I love these guys and respect every one for the Rays.ÂŽSpanning the countryTampa-raised OF Denard Span was also traded from the Rays to the Mariners in the deal for two pitching prospects. Though Span wasnÂt in the lineup Friday, Servais said he has been a ÂwelcomeÂŽ addition, primarily because of his p atient at-bats. ÂHeÂs been around, heÂs got a lot of experience in the league, his preparation is very good,ÂŽ Servais said.Nothing sticky hereRHP Nathan Eovaldi denied the on-air accusation by AÂs TV analyst, and former big-leaguer, Dallas Braden that he was using pine tar on his hand during WednesdayÂs game, as some pitchers do to improve their grip. ÂI donÂt use any sort of sticky stuff,ÂŽ Eovaldi said Friday. ÂHonestly, if you all want to look at my glove, thatÂs fine. The only thing I use is rosin. The reason is I want the ball to feel free coming out when I throw m y s p lit, because thatÂs my go-to strike pitch and I donÂt want to have any sticky substance to manipulate it to cut. Âƒ I donÂt have anything in my glove or any sticky substance anywhere. Âƒ I donÂt have anything to hide. ÂPeople can say what they want. I know whatÂs true and whatÂs not.ÂŽFor openersRHP Sergio Romo made his fifth start as the game Âopener,ÂŽ and for the first time the opposing team made a significant change to its lineup in reaction, with the Mariners moving up Kyle Seager to have two lefties in the top three. Rays manager Kevin Cash reiterated that he felt the p lan has worked for his team even though its 3-3 in the games when it has used a reliever to get the first three-six outs.MiscellanyÂ€ Interesting that the Dodgers borrowed from the Rays and used a reliever as their ÂopenerÂŽ Friday against the Rockies. Â€ Cash said SS Adeiny Hechavarria remains sidelined by his hamstring strain, still limited to getting treatment with no onfield activity. Â€ RHP Chris Archer starts Saturday, saying his improved May is the result of executing more pitches but no other real change, more an evening out of his performance over a long season.COLOMEFrom Page 1
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UmpiresÂ„Home,JeffKelloggFirst,Marvin HudsonSecond,JamesHoyeThird,Quinn Wolcott. T Â„2:48.AÂ„44,492(45,538).BREWERS5,WHITESOX0MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG Caincf411102.277 Y elichrf311011.304 A guilar1b313210.310 S haw3b400000.252 Braunlf400002.232 Choidh400002.211 Villar2b413100.285 Kratzc412100.500 Arciass400000.197 TOTALS34510527 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b401000.242 Sanchez3b401000.278 Abreu1b401002.300 Skoledh200002.273 a-Rondonph-dh201001.265 Andersonss400000.244 Narvaezc301010.179 Engelcf300002.215 b-Palkaph100001.279 Tilsonlf300001.294 Thompsonrf200011.138 TOTALS32050210 MILWAUKEE001000130Â„5100 CHICAGO000000000Â„050 a-struckoutforSkoleinthe6th.b-struck outforEngelinthe9th. LOBÂ„Milwaukee4,Chicago7.2BÂ„Aguilar (8),Rondon(3).HRÂ„Kratz(2),offShields Villar(4),offShieldsCain(7),offShields Aguilar(10),offFry.RBIsÂ„Cain(17),Aguilar 2(32),Villar(18),Kratz(2).SBÂ„Yelich(7), Moncada(6). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Milwaukee 1(Yelich)Chicago4(Abreu,Rondon,Palka 2).RISPÂ„Milwaukee0for6Chicago0for6. RunnersmovedupÂ„Abreu.LIDPÂ„Braun. GIDPÂ„Shaw,Kratz. DPÂ„Chicago3(Shields,Anderson,Abreu), (Anderson,Sanchez),(Anderson,Moncada, Abreu). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Chacin,W,4-15.23 001579 3.39 Hader,H,101.10 001321 1.05 Williams22 000233 2.45 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Shields,L,1-67833161034.48 Fry112211172.08 Bummer110000183.26 Shieldspitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Hader1-0. WPÂ„Shields. UmpiresÂ„Home,GregGibsonFirst,Nick MahrleySecond,DougEddingsThird,Mark Ripperger. TÂ„2:52.AÂ„29,281(40,615).TIGERS7,BLUEJAYS4TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezlf200000.254 Grandersonlf200002.227 Solarte3b422200.256 Smoak1b301110.249 Moralesdh400002.202 Pillarcf400000.260 Travis2b401000.196 Diazss400000.211 Grichukrf300000.099 Mailec222110.272 TOTALS3246424 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Candelario3b411102.274 Castellanosrf402201.342 Cabrera1b301012.323 1-Reyespr-lf010000.200 Martinezdh401000.251 2-Rodriguezpr-dh010000.286 Goodrumlf-1b310011.246 Hicksc401203.276 Jonescf300101.231 Iglesiasss311010.255 Machado2b422100.216 TOTALS32797310 TORONTO002020000Â„460 DETROIT10102003XÂ„790 1-ranforCabrerainthe8th.2-ranfor Martinezinthe8th. LOBÂ„Toronto3,Detroit5.2BÂ„Solarte(12), Maile(6),Castellanos(19),Martinez(8), Machado2(13).HRÂ„Maile(3),offBoyd Solarte(12),offBoydCandelario(9),off Happ.RBIsÂ„Solarte2(35),Smoak(30), Maile(15),Candelario(24),Castellanos2 (32),Hicks2(20),Jones(15),Machado(19). SBÂ„Iglesias(9).SFÂ„Jones. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Toronto 1(Grichuk)Detroit3(Cabrera,Martinez, Machado).RISPÂ„Toronto2for4Detroit4 for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Diaz.GIDPÂ„Morales. DPÂ„Detroit1(Iglesias,Machado,Cabrera). TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Happ55 4428106 4.08 Axford20 000230 3.33 Oh,L,1-1.24331027 3.12 Mayza.10000024.05 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Boyd76442394 3.23 Coleman,W,3-010 000115 1.38 Jimenez,S,.110 000013 2.54 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Mayza2-0. UmpiresÂ„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Jeff NelsonSecond,LazDiazThird,Manny Gonzalez. TÂ„2:37.AÂ„34,674(41,297).TWINS7,INDIANS1CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss502001.309 Brantleylf400010.325 Ramirez3b301020.301 Encarnaciondh301010.241 Alonso1b300002.243 Allenrf310011.274 Kipnis2b401000.196 R.Perezc300002.139 a-Cabreraph100000.182 Zimmercf402002.235 TOTALS3317058 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b412202.241 Rosariolf211220.310 Escobar3b400003.266 Morrison1b412001.201 Grossmandh401001.234 Keplerrf411102.244 Garverc410001.219 Adrianzass310012.227 LaMarrecf411103.278 TOTALS33786315 CLEVELAND010000000Â„172 MINNESOTA00300400XÂ„780 a-groundedoutforR.Perezinthe9th. EÂ„Alonso(4),Kipnis(4).LOBÂ„Cleveland11, Minnesota5.2BÂ„Lindor(20),Dozier(12), Grossman(9).3BÂ„Dozier(2).HRÂ„Rosario (10),offBauer.RBIsÂ„Dozier2(23),Rosario 2(36),Kepler(24),LaMarre(6).SBÂ„Allen (2),Kipnis(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Cleveland 6(Ramirez2,Allen2,Kipnis,Zimmer) Minnesota3(Rosario,Morrison,Kepler). RISPÂ„Cleveland0for9Minnesota5for13. RunnersmovedupÂ„Kepler. GIDPÂ„Encarnacion. DPÂ„Minnesota1(Escobar,Dozier, Morrison). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Bauer,L,4-45.26733111042.77 Otero01000036.97 O.Perez1.110003180.00 Marshall100001166.75 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Lynn,W,4-4621155113 5.46 Hildenberger110001182.79 Pressly120002262.15 Duffey120000178.64 Oteropitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Otero2-1, O.Perez2-1.HBPÂ„Lynn(Alonso).WPÂ„ Bauer,O.Perez.PBÂ„R.Perez(2). UmpiresÂ„Home,VicCarapazzaFirst,Jerry LayneSecond,JansenViscontiThird,Jordan Baker. TÂ„3:12.AÂ„23,476(38,649).NATIONALS5,BRAVES3,14INN.WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Turnerss700005.260 Harperrf601004.233 Rendon3b500012.257 Adams1b200000.254 Reynolds1b300011.319 Sotolf523101.349 Millerp000000--e-Scherzerph111000.310 Severinoc000000.218 Taylorcf611200.202 Difo2b611101.250 Kieboomc602101.167 Doolittlep000000--Gonzalezp200002.043 a-Sanchezph100000.158 Madsonp000000--Solisp000000--Kelleyp000000--Kintzlerp000000--c-Goodwinph-lf100011.214 TOTALS51595318 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf600000.251 Albies2b600000.267 F.Freeman1b501002.335 Markakisrf511001.329 Flowersc511002.270 Camargo3b-ss511302.221 Culbersonlf501001.229 Swansonss400003.256 Biddlep0000001.000 d-Suzukiph100001.268 Socolovichp000000--McCarthyp200002.083 S.Freemanp000000.000 Carlep000000.000 b-Tuckerph100001.262 Minterp000000--Moylanp000000--Flaherty3b100001.272 f-Bourjosph100000.111 TOTALS47353016 WASH.02000010000002Â„590 ATLANTA00003000000000Â„350 a-groundedoutforGonzalezinthe8th.bstruckoutforCarleinthe8th.c-hitbypitch forKintzlerinthe11th.d-struckoutfor Biddleinthe13th.e-singledforMillerinthe 14th.f-Â”iedoutforFlahertyinthe14th. LOBÂ„Washington8,Atlanta2.2BÂ„F. Freeman(15).3BÂ„Difo(2).HRÂ„Taylor (5),offMcCarthySoto(2),offS.Freeman Camargo(5),offGonzalez.RBIsÂ„Soto(5), Taylor2(16),Difo(16),Kieboom(1), Camargo3(19).SBÂ„Goodwin(3). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Washington 3(Turner,Soto2)Atlanta1(Markakis). RISPÂ„Washington1for3Atlanta1for2. WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Gonzalez75 3309102 2.27 Madson10 00017 3.92 Solis.20 00006 3.86 Kelley.10 00016 4.35 Kintzler10000083.71 Miller,W,2-0300005400.00 Doolitle,S,14-1510 00008 1.71 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA McCarthy64 220784 4.83 Freeman,BS,2-211 110013 3.47 Carle10 000214 2.03 Minter10 00009 3.57 Moylan10 000116 2.79 Biddle31 002850 2.70 Socolovich,L,0-113 2210 2010.80 HBPÂ„Biddle(Goodwin). UmpiresÂ„Home,AdamHamariFirst,Brian KnightSecond,DanBellinoThird,Tom Hallion.TÂ„4:00.AÂ„39,578(41,149).YANKEES8,ORIOLES5NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnerlf512000.263 Judgerf501003.288 Bird1b501003.231 Stantondh412211.248 Sanchezc510001.205 Gregoriusss522101.245 Hickscf423201.253 Andujar3b412301.294 Torres2b300001.317 TOTALS408138112 BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Rickardrf511101.250 Jonescf513200.284 Machadoss411112.327 Trumbodh400003.292 Schoop2b412000.238 Mancinilf300012.229 Davis1b401002.154 Valencia3b412101.287 Siscoc401001.210 TOTALS375115212 NEWYORK022002020Â„8130 BALTIMORE101002001Â„5113 EÂ„Jones2(3),Schoop(5).LOBÂ„New York7,Baltimore7.2BÂ„Gardner2(10), Judge(13),Bird(2),Andujar(18),Schoop (9),Valencia2(5).HRÂ„Andujar(6),off GausmanStanton(12),offGausmanJones (10),offTanakaRickard(3),offTanaka Machado(18),offTanaka.RBIsÂ„Stanton2 (31),Gregorius(36),Hicks2(23),Andujar 3(21),Rickard(6),Jones2(28),Machado (47),Valencia(13).SBÂ„Gregorius(6),Hicks (6),Torres(2). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„NewYork6 (Gardner2,Judge,Bird,Stanton,Gregorius) Baltimore3(Valencia,Sisco2).RISPÂ„New York4for18Baltimore2for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Bird,Gardner,Davis. GIDPÂ„Jones. DPÂ„NewYork1(Andujar,Torres,Bird). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Tanaka,W,7-25.184417974.79 Holder,H,2.210001162.84 Green,H,8100010182.25 Betances100002143.96 Robertson121102174.39 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Gausman,L,3-55.19 650997 4.63 Castro1.20 001137 2.86 Givens13220231 4.08 Araujo11 000013 6.67 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Holder2-1, Castro1-0.HBPÂ„Castro(Torres). UmpiresÂ„Home,MikeWintersFirst,Mike MuchlinskiSecond,TimTimmonsThird,Rob Drake. TÂ„3:31.AÂ„32,823(45,971).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RBI: Martinez,Boston,48; Machado,Baltimore,46; Haniger,Seattle,42;Judge, NewYork,41;Lowrie, Oakland,41;Ramirez, Cleveland,41;Davis,Oakland,40;Correa,Houston, 39;Moustakas,KansasCity, 39;Benintendi,Boston,38. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,19;Ramirez,Cleveland,18;Trout,LosAngeles, 18;Betts,Boston,17;Machado,Baltimore,17;Judge, NewYork,16;Gallo,Texas, 15;Encarnacion,Cleveland, 14;Lindor,Cleveland,14;2 tiedat13. PITCHING: Kluber,Cleveland,8-2;Severino,New York,8-1;Happ,Toronto, 7-3;McCullers,Houston, 7-3;Morton,Houston,7-0; Porcello,Boston,7-2;Snell, TampaBay,7-3;Verlander, Houston,7-2;6tiedat6. ERA: Verlander,Houston, 1.11;Kluber,Cleveland, 2.02;Cole,Houston,2.20; Morton,Houston,2.26; Severino,NewYork,2.31; Snell,TampaBay,2.56; Bauer,Cleveland,2.61; Mengden,Oakland,2.91; Boyd,Detroit,3.00;Sale, Boston,3.00. NATIONALLEAGUE RBI: Baez,Chicago,43; Suarez,Cincinnati,43;Freeman,Atlanta,40;Harper, Washington,40;Gennett, Cincinnati,39;Story, Colorado,39;Markakis, Atlanta,38;Rizzo,Chicago, 37;Shaw,Milwaukee,36;3 tiedat35. HOMERUNS: Harper,Washington,18;Villanueva,San Diego,15;Albies,Atlanta, 14;Baez,Chicago,13;Shaw, Milwaukee,13;Adams, Washington,12;Arenado, Colorado,12;Blackmon, Colorado,12;5tiedat11. STOLENBASES: Inciarte, Atlanta,18;Turner, Washington,16;MTaylor, Washington,13;Cain, Milwaukee,11;Hamilton, Cincinnati,10;Hernandez, Philadelphia,10;SMarte, Pittsburgh,10;Dyson,Arizona,9;Peraza,Cincinnati, 9;Pollock,Arizona,9. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,9-1;Nola, Philadelphia,7-2;Stratton,SanFrancisco,7-3; Gonzalez,Washington, 6-2;Mikolas,St.Louis,6-1; Newcomb,Atlanta,6-1; Quintana,Chicago,6-4; Strasburg,Washington,6-5; Wacha,St.Louis,6-1. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.52;Scherzer,Washington, 1.92;Gonzalez,Washington, 2.10;Arrieta,Philadelphia, 2.16;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.18;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.22;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.49;Lester,Chicago,2.71.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCardinals3,Pirates2: KoltenWong ledoffthebottomoftheninthinning withahomerunoffRichardRodriguez,givingtheCardinalsawinover thePittsburghPirates. Tigers7,BlueJays4: JohnHicksÂtworunsingleintheeighthinningbroke openatiegameandtheDetroit TigerswentontobeatToronto. Royals5,Athletics4: JorgeSoler hitatiebreakinghomeruninthe eighthinning,andtheKansasCity Royalsbouncedbackafterwastinga four-runleadtoearntheirthirdwin infourgames. Brewers5,WhiteSox0: Jhoulys Chacincombinedwithtworelievers onaÂ“ve-hitter,andtheBrewers backedhimwithfourhomeruns. Twins7,Indians1: EddieRosariohit atwo-runhomerunandBrianDozier droveintworunstosupportLance LynnÂsthirdstraightvictoryfor Minnesota. Nationals5,Braves3,14innings: NationalsaceMaxScherzersingled asapinchhitterinthe14thinning andscoredthetiebreakingrunon WilmerDifoÂstriple. Yankees8,Orioles5: Giancarlo StantonandMiguelAndujarhomered tohelpMasahiroTanakawinhisÂ“fth straightdecision. Dodgers12,Rockies4: JocPederson hitapairofsolohomersandMatt Kempwentdeepduringaneight-run seventhinning. LATE BostonatHouston TexasatL.A.Angels TampaBayatSeattle ChicagoCubsatN.Y.Mets CincinnatiatSanDiego PhiladelphiaatSanFrancisco MiamiatArizonaTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoLester(L)5-22.718-30-00.00.00 NewYorkMatz(L)1:10p2-33.556-40-00.00.00 WashingtonHellickson(R)2-02.306-20-00.00.00 AtlantaSanchez(R)1:35p1-03.002-10-03.00.00 PittsburghKingham(R)2-13.752-21-07.00.00 St.LouisWacha(R)2:15p6-12.718-30-00.00.00 LosAngelesWood(L)1-43.755-60-00.00.00 ColoradoBettis(R)3:10p4-13.687-40-05.03.60 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)5-22.165-50-00.00.00 SanFranciscoRodriguez(R)4:05p0-02.700-00-00.00.00 MiamiStraily(R)2-13.695-10-00.00.00 ArizonaKoch(R)4:10p3-34.314-40-00.00.00 CincinnatiCastillo(R)4-55.496-60-00.00.00 SanDiegoRoss(R)6:10p4-33.298-30-00.00.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkGerman(R)0-35.452-20-02.210.13 BaltimoreCobb(R)1:05p1-76.801-80-00.00.00 TorontoSanchez(R)2-54.773-80-00.00.00 DetroitFulmer(R)1:10p2-44.604-70-00.00.00 ClevelandClevinger(R)4-23.145-60-00.00.00 MinnesotaGibson(R)2:10p1-33.575-60-00.00.00 OaklandGossett(R)0-36.050-40-00.00.00 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p5-43.617-40-00.00.00 TexasFister(R)1-54.094-60-15.05.40 LosAngelesSkaggs(L)4:07p3-43.605-61-05.01.80 TampaBaySnell(L)7-32.567-50-00.00.00 SeattleHernandez(R)4:10p5-45.837-50-00.00.00 BostonPorcello(R)7-23.658-40-00.00.00 HoustonMorton(R)7:35p7-02.267-40-00.00.00INTERLEAGUE2018TEAM2018VSOPP PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeeSuter(L)5-34.635-50-00.00.00 Chicago(AL)Covey(R)2:10p1-13.631-20-00.00.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. VSOPP-PitcherÂsrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJune3 1918: DutchLeonardoftheBostonRedSoxpitchedhis secondno-hitter,blankingtheDetroitTigers5-0. 1932: LouGehrigbecametheÂ“rstAmericanLeague playertohitfourhomerunsinagame,helpingtheNew YorkYankeesbeatthePhiladelphiaAÂs20-13.Thefeat wasovershadowedbytheresignationofJohnMcGraw asmanageroftheNewYorkGiants. 1954: HenryThompsonoftheNewYorkGiantshitthree homerunsanddroveineightrunsina13-8winagainst theSt.LouisCardinals.WillieMaysdroveintheother Â“verunswithtwohomers.FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees4,Baltimore1 Detroit5,Toronto2 Houston7,Boston3 Minnesota7,Cleveland4 Oakland16,KansasCity0 L.A.Angels6,Texas0 Seattle4,TampaBay3,13innings NationalLeague ChicagoCubs7,N.Y.Mets4 Atlanta4,Washington0 Pittsburgh4,St.Louis0 L.A.Dodgers11,Colorado8 Arizona9,Miami1 Cincinnati7,SanDiego2 SanFrancisco4,Philadelphia0 Interleague ChicagoWhiteSox8,Milwaukee3 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,1:10p.m., 1stgame N.Y.YankeesatDetroit,7:10p.m., 2ndgame KansasCityatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague ArizonaatSanFrancisco,10:10p.m. AtlantaatSanDiego,10:10p.m.BASEBALLCALENDARJUNE4: 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,Las Vegas. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos481845266.359 CastellanosDet552223076.342 SimmonsLAA562093270.335 SeguraSea542304277.335 AltuveHou592413380.332 MMachadoBal582263274.327 BrantleyCle471913162.325 MDuffyTB411661053.319 JMartinezBos552113767.318 RosarioMin542133366.310 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin562113072.341 KempLAD551732059.341 FFreemanAtl582213574.335 MarkakisAtl582313676.329 AlmoraChC491543250.325 ArenadoCol521933562.321 DickersonPit542082665.312 OHerreraPhi542022563.312 BCrawfordSF551962461.311 BeltSF531923259.307 ThroughgamesonJune2
The Sun / Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDTNorth Division W L Pct. GB Daytona (Reds) 30 20 .600 Â„ Lakeland (Tigers) 28 26 .519 4 Tampa (Yankees) 28 27 .509 4 Florida (Braves) 22 28 .440 8 Clearwater (Phillies) 22 30 .423 9 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 21 31 .404 10 South Division W L Pct. GB Jupiter (Marlins) 34 20 .630 Â„ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 29 21 .580 3 Bradenton (Pirates) 28 22 .560 4 Charlotte (Rays) 24 27 .471 8 St. Lucie (Mets) 22 27 .449 9 Fort Myers (Twins) 22 31 .415 11 SaturdayÂs GamesFort Myers 5, St. Lucie 1 Fort Myers 3, St. Lucie 1 Jupiter 9, Palm Beach 1 Daytona 9, Lakeland 6 Clearwater 10, Florida 6 Dunedin 4, Tampa 0 Bradenton 7, Charlotte 6SundayÂs GamesFort Myers at St. Lucie, 12 p.m. Palm Beach at Jupiter, 1 p.m. Tampa at Dunedin, 1 p.m. Charlotte at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Daytona at Lakeland, 1 p.m. Florida at Clearwater, Game 1, 1 p.m. Florida at Clearwater, Game 2, TBDMondayÂs GamesLakeland at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Dunedin at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Palm Beach at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Clearwater at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.PRO BASKETBALLNBAPLAYOFFSAll times EasternNBA FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) GOLDEN STATE 1, CLEVELAND 0May 31: Golden State 124, Cleveland 114, OT Today: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Friday, June 8: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Monday, June 11: Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, June 14: Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 17: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.WNBAEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Connecticut 4 0 1.000 Â„ Washington 5 2 .714 Atlanta 2 2 .500 2 New York 2 2 .500 2 Chicago 2 3 .400 2 Indiana 0 6 .000 5WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Seattle 5 1 .833 Â„ Los Angeles 3 1 .750 1 Phoenix 3 3 .500 2 Dallas 2 3 .400 2 Minnesota 2 4 .333 3 Las Vegas 1 4 .200 3FridayÂs GamesPhoenix 95, Minnesota 85 Connecticut 110, Chicago 72 Las Vegas 85, Washington 73SaturdayÂs GamesNew York 87, Indiana 81, OT Seattle at Dallas, lateTodayÂs GamesConnecticut at Washington, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Las Vegas at Chicago, 6 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNone scheduledODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -150 at New York +140 Washington -120 at Atlanta +110 at St. Louis -140 Pittsburgh +130 Los Angeles -130 at Colorado +120 Philadelphia -130 at San Fran. +120 at Arizona -130 Miami +120 Cincinnati -118 at San Diego +108American LeagueNew York -170 at Baltimore +158 at Detroit -120 Toronto +110 Cleveland -125 at Minnesota +115 at Kansas City -105 Oakland -105 at Los Angeles -163 Texas +153 Tampa Bay -107 at Seattle -103 at Houston -157 Boston +147InterleagueMilwaukee -140 at Chicago +130NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NBA Finals TodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOGat Golden State 11 215 Cleveland Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX Â„ Placed 2B Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 30. Recalled 1B Sam Travis and LHP Bobby Poyner from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Signed LHP Oliver Perez to a one-year contract. Designated LHP Jeff Beliveau for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Claimed OF Rosell Herrera off outright waivers from Cincinnati and optioned him to Omaha (PCL). Transferred RHP Nate Karns to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Optioned RHP Jaime Barria to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed OF Kole Calhoun on 10-day DL, retroactive to June 1. Recalled UTL Kaleb Cowart and OF Michael Hermosillo from Salt Lake. TEXAS RANGERS Â„ Activated OF Carlos Tocci from the 10-day DSL. Optioned INF Hanser Alberto to Round Rock (PCL).National LeagueCINCINNATI REDS Â„ Reinstated RHP Austin Brice from the 10-day DL. Placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 10-day DL, retroactive to May 29. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Claimed LHP P.J. Conlon from the New York Mets and assigned him to Oklahoma City (PCL). Transferred LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso (PCL). Recalled LHP Jos Castillo from El Paso. Announced LHP Kyle McGrath cleared waivers and was sent outright to El Paso.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS Â„ Released LHP Miles Moeller and OF Kyle Gaedele. Signed INF Dalton Blaser and OF Zach Racusin. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Â„ Signed LHP Michael OÂNeal. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Â„ Signed OF John Price, Jr. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Â„ Released INF Jordan Edgerton and RHP Julio Eusebio. Signed RHP Scott Carroll. LINCOLN SALTDOGS Â„ Signed RHP Mikey OÂBrien. TEXAS AIRHOGS Â„ Signed RHP Mario Mendoza. WICHITA WINGNUTS Â„ Signed INF Fernando Perez.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS Â„ Announced the contract of LHP Daniel Schlereth was purchased by Seattle (AL). Activated INF David Washington and LHP Jake Fisher. Signed RHP Lee Sosa and LHP Tyler Honahan. Placed RHPs Jair Jurrjens and Matt Larkins on the inactive list.Can-Am LeagueNEW JERSEY JACKALS Â„ Released RHP Chad Gendren.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM Â„ Signed 1B Jacob Wark. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES Â„ Signed C/1B Kevin Martir. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS Â„ Released RHP Andrew Cohen. FOOTBALLCanadian Football LeagueWINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Â„ Transferred WR Charles Nelson to the retired list.HOCKEYECHLECHL Â„ Suspended FloridaÂs Mitchell Heard one game and Â“ ned him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a June game against Colorado.PRO HOCKEYNHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternSTANLEY CUP FINAL (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) VEGAS 1, WASHINGTON 1May 28: Vegas 6, Washington 4 May 30: Washington 3, Vegas 2 Saturday: Vegas at Washington, late Monday: Vegas at Washington, 8 p.m. Thursday: Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, June 10: Vegas at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 13: Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m.AHL CALDER CUP PLAYOFFSAll times EasternCALDER CUP FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) TORONTO 1, TEXAS 0Saturday: Toronto 6, Texas 5 Today: Texas at Toronto, 4 p.m. Tuesday: Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. Thursday: Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Toronto at Texas, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 12: Texas at Toronto, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, June 14: Texas at Toronto, 7 p.m. ECHLAll Times EasternDivision SemiÂ“ nals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionAdirondack 4, Worcester 2 Friday, April 13: Adirondack 3, Worcester 0 Saturday, April 14: Worcester 2, Adirondack 0 Sunday, April 15: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Wednesday, April 18: Adirondack 2, Worcester 1 Saturday, April 21: Worcester 6, Adirondack 5 Monday, April 23: Adirondack 3, Worcester 1 Manchester 4, Reading 0 Friday, April 13: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Manchester 3, Reading 2, OT Monday, April 16: Manchester 4, Reading 3, OT Wednesday, April 18: Manchester 3, Reading 0South DivisionFlorida 4, Atlanta 0 Monday, April 16: Florida 4, Atlanta 1 Tuesday, April 17: Florida 3, Atlanta 2 Thursday, April 19: Florida 4, Atlanta 2 Friday, April 20: Florida 3, Atlanta 2, OT Orlando 4, South Carolina 0 Thursday, April 12: Orlando 2, South Carolina 0 Saturday, April 14: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1 Thursday, April 19: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OT Saturday, April 21: Orlando 2, South Carolina 1, OTWestern Conference Central DivisionToledo 4, Indy 0 Friday, April 13: Toledo 4, Indy 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Toledo 4, Indy 3 Wednesday, April 18: Toledo 3, Indy 1 Thursday, April 19: Toledo 3, Indy 2, OT Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 1 Saturday, April 14: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 3, OT Sunday, April 15: Fort Wayne 3, Cincinnati 1 Thursday, April 19: Cincinnati 7, Fort Wayne 6, OT Saturday, April 21: Fort Wayne 2, Cincinnati 1 Sunday, April 22: Fort Wayne 4, Cincinnati 2Mountain DivisionColorado 4, Wichita 2 Sunday, April 15: Colorado 2, Wichita 1, OT Monday, April 16: Colorado 5, Wichita 2 Wednesday, April 18: Colorado 4, Wichita 2 Friday, April 20: Wichita 6, Colorado 0 Saturday, April 21: Wichita 5, Colorado 4, OT Monday, April 23: Colorado 5, Wichita 3 Idaho 4, Allen 3 Friday, April 13: Allen 3, Idaho 2 Saturday, April 14: Allen 5, Idaho 4 Wednesday, April 18: Allen 5, Idaho 3 Friday, April 20: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Sunday, April 22: Idaho 2, Allen 1 Tuesday, April 24: Idaho 6, Allen 3 Wednesday, April 25: Idaho 4, Allen 1Division Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern Conference North DivisionAdirondack 4, 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 6, Manchester 0 Monday, May 7: Adirondack 3, Manchester 2, OTSouth DivisionFlorida 4, Orlando 1 Friday, 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 5, Orlando 2Western Conference Central DivisionFort Wayne 4, 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: Fort Wayne 4, Toledo 2Mountain 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, OTConference Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)Eastern ConferenceFlorida 4, Adirondack 1 Friday, May 11: Florida 4, Adirondack 3 Saturday, May 12: Adirondack 3, Florida 2, OT Wednesday, May 16: Florida 3, Adirondack 2 Friday, May 18: Florida 7, Adirondack 3 Saturday, May 19: Florida 3, Adirondack 2Western ConferenceColorado 4, Fort Wayne 3 Saturday, May 12: Colorado 3, Fort Wayne 2, OT Sunday, May 13: Fort Wayne 3, Colorado 2 Wednesday, May 16: Fort Wayne 4, Colorado 2 Friday, May 18: Colorado 2, Fort Wayne 1 Saturday, May 19: Colorado 4, Fort Wayne 3, OT Tuesday, May 22: Fort Wayne 3, Colorado 2 Wednesday, May 23: Colorado 4, Fort Wayne 3, OTKelly Cup Finals(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Florida 3, Colorado 2 Friday, May 25: Colorado 3, Florida 1 Sunday, May 27: Florida 4, Colorado 3 Wednesday, May 30: Colorado 5, Florida 4, OT Friday, June 1: Florida 7, Colorado 6, OT Saturday, June 2: Florida 5, Colorado 0 Wednesday, June 6: Florida at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. x-Saturday, June 9: Colorado at Florida, 7:00 p.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURFRENCH OPENSaturday at Stade Roland Garros, Paris (seedings in parentheses): MenÂs Singles Third Round Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Richard Gasquet (29), France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Maximilian Marterer, Germany, def. Jurgen Zopp, Estonia, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Diego Schwartzman (11), Argentina, def. Borna Coric, Croatia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Kevin Anderson (6), South Africa, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Marin Cilic (3), Croatia, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Fabio Fognini (18), Italy, def. Kyle Edmund (16), Britain, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. John Isner (9), United States, def. Pierre Hughes Herbert, France, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 7-6 (4). Juan Martin Del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Albert Ramos-Vinolas (31), Spain, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1.WomenÂs Singles Third Round Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 7-5, 6-0. Elise Mertens (16), Belgium, def. Daria Gavrilova (24), Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Angelique Kerber (12), Germany, def. Kiki Bertens (18), Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4). Caroline Garcia (7), France, def. Irina Begu, Romania, 6-1, 6-3. Garbine Muguruza (3), Spain, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia, 6-0, 6-2. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (19), Slovakia, 6-2, 6-4. Serena Williams, United States, def. Julia Goerges (11), Germany, 6-3, 6-4. Maria Sharapova (28), Russia, def. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-1. Anett Kontaveit (25), Estonia, def. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). Sloane Stephens (10), United States, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 4-6, 6-1, 8-6.MenÂs Doubles Third Round Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Rohan Bopanna (13), India, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (1), Brazil, 6-4, 7-6 (1). Alexander Peya, Austria and Nikola Mektic (8), Croatia, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (10), South Africa, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4). Feliciano Lopez, Spain and Marc Lopez (12), Spain, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina and Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 6-3. Henri Kontinen, Finland and John Peers (3), Australia, def. Daniele Bracciali, Italy and Andreas Seppi, Italy, 7-6 (2), 6-4.WomenÂs Doubles Second Round Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (1), Hungary, def. Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia and Nao Hibino, Japan, 6-1, 6-3. Makoto Ninomiya, Japan and Eri Hozumi, Japan, def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany and Raquel Atawo, United States, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0. Yi-Fan Xu, China and Gabriela Dabrowski (5), Canada, def. Carina Witthoeft, Germany and Kaitlyn Christian, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania and Irina Maria Bara, Romania, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Latisha Chan (4), Taiwan, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Vania King, United States and Jennifer Brady, United States, def. Katerina Bondarenko, Ukraine and Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (6), Czech Republic, def. Tatjana Maria, Germany and Heather Watson, Britain, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (3), Spain, def. Irina Begu, Romania and Qiang Wang, China, 6-3, 7-5. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (2), Czech Republic, def. Samantha Stosur, Australia and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.Mixed Doubles Second Round Robert Farah, Colombia and Anna-Lena Groenefeld (8), Germany, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, 6-0, 6-1. Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia and Abigail Spears, United States, def. Oliver Marach, Austria and Yi-Fan Xu (3), China, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 10-6.SHOW COURT MATCHUPSToday at ParisCourt Philippe ChatrierMadison Keys (13), United States, vs. Mihaela Buzarnescu (31), Romania Dominic Thiem (7), Austria, vs. Kei Nishikori (19), Japan Anett Kontaveit (25), Estonia, vs. Sloane Stephens (10), United States Novak Djokovic (20), Serbia, vs. Fernando Verdasco (30), SpainCourt Suzanne LenglenKaren Khachanov, Russia, vs. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany Barbora Strycova (26), Czech Republic, vs. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan David GofÂ“ n (8), Belgium, vs. Marco Cecchinato, Italy Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, vs. Caroline Wozniacki (2), DenmarkCourt 1Sorana Cirstea, Romania and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, vs. Zhaoxuan Yang, China and Hao-Ching Chan (8), Taiwan Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, vs. Stephane Robert, France and Calvin Hemery, France Venus Williams, United States and Serena Williams, United States, vs. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (3), SpainAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPPOCONO 400 LINEUPAftern FridayÂs qualifying for race today at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa.(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 176.897 mph. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 176.807. 3. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 176.626. 4. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 176.516. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 176.478. 6. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 176.208. 7. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 176.184. 8. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 175.864. 9. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 175.798. 10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 175.792. 11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 175.230. 12. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 174.689. 13. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 174.676. 14. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 174.490. 15. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 174.365. 16. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 174.253. 17. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 174.213. 18. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 174.115. 19. (43) Darrell Wallace Jr. Chevrolet, 173.708. 20. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 173.635. 21. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 173.297. 22. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 172.997. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 172.473. 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 173.054. 25. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 172.808. 26. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 172.612. 27. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 172.457. 28. (51) Cole Custer, Ford, 172.424. 29. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 170.914. 30. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 170.768. 31. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 170.107. 32. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 168.685. 33. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 168.297. 34. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 167.115. 35. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 167.032. 36. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 166.892. 37. (7) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 166.868. 38. (99) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 164.375.NASCAR XFINITYPOCONO GREEN 250Saturday at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles(Post position in parentheses)1. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 100. 2. (10) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 100. 3. (11) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 100. 4. (3) Austin Cindric, Ford, 100. 5. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 100. 6. (7) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 100. 7. (8) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 100. 8. (13) Paul Menard, Ford, 100. 9. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 100. 10. (2) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 100. 11. (12) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 100. 12. (18) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, 100. 13. (20) Ryan Reed, Ford, 100. 14. (21) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 100. 15. (14) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 100. 16. (15) Kaz Grala, Ford, 100. 17. (17) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 100. 18. (23) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 100. 19. (24) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 100. 20. (29) David Starr, Chevrolet, 99. 21. (32) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 99. 22. (28) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 99. 23. (26) Dylan Lupton, Ford, 99. 24. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 99. 25. (27) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 99. 26. (37) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 98. 27. (31) Matt Mills, Chevrolet, 98. 28. (36) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 97. 29. (39) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 96. 30. (35) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 96. 31. (30) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 96. 32. (38) Brandon Hightower, Toyota, 95. 33. (40) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 93. 34. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, Brakes, 68. 35. (22) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Suspension, 66. 36. (5) Christopher Bell, Toyota, Accident, 61. 37. (19) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, Accident, 60. 38. (16) Chase Briscoe, Ford, Accident, 57. 39. (34) Timmy Hill, Dodge, Overheating, 10. 40. (33) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Brakes, 4.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 127.137 mph. Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 57 Mins, 59 Secs. Margin of Victory: 2.852 Seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Custer 1-2; K. Busch 3-26; A. Cindric 27; C. Custer 28-48; P. Menard 49-51; J. Nemechek 52-55; B. Jones 56-60; K. Busch 1-100. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Busch 2 times for 64 laps; C. Custer 2 times for 23 laps; B. Jones 1 time for 5 laps; J. Nemechek 1 time for 4 laps; P. Menard 1 time for 3 laps; A. Cindric 1 time for 1 lap.VERIZON INDYCARCHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX 1Saturday at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park Detroit Lap length: 2.35 miles(Pole position in parentheses)1. (2) Scott Dixon, Honda, 70, Running. 2. (5) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 70, Running. 3. (4) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 70, Running. 4. (1) Marco Andretti, Honda, 70, Running. 5. (7) Takuma Sato, Honda, 70, Running. 6. (11) Ed Jones, Honda, 70, Running. 7. (6) Will Power, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 8. (3) Robert Wickens, Honda, 70, Running. 9. (14) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 10. (12) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 11. (9) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 70, Running. 12. (16) Zach Veach, Honda, 70, Running. 13. (17) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 70, Running. 14. (15) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 15. (21) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 16. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 17. (13) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 18. (19) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 19. (22) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 20. (10) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 70, Running. 21. (23) Rene Binder, Chevrolet, 67, Running. 22. (18) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 55, Contact. 23. (8) Graham Rahal, Honda, 45, Contact.Race StatisticsWinnerÂs average speed: 99.285 mph. Time of Race: 1:39:24.6189. Margin of victory: 1.8249 seconds. Cautions: 2 for 10 laps. Lead changes: 6 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: Andretti 1-22; Dixon 23; Rahal 24-25; Hunter-Reay 26-31; Dixon32-44; Hunter-Reay 45; Dixon 46-70. Point standings: Rossi 276, Dixon 272, Power 269, Newgarden 255, Hunter-Reay 227, Wickens 202, Rahal 191, Bourdais 185, Andretti 175, Pagenaud 168.NHRAROUTE 66 NATIONALS Friday qualifying at Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, Ill. (Qualifying continues Saturday for todayÂs Â“ nal eliminations)Top Fuel1. Steve Torrence, 3.677 seconds, 333.58 mph. 2. Brittany Force, 3.721, 329.34. 3. Tony Schumacher, 3.749, 329.99. 4. Clay Millican, 3.753, 326.48. 5. T.J. Zizzo, 3.771, 326.48. 6. Blake Alexander, 3.781, 328.06. 7. Doug Kalitta, 3.786, 321.96. 8. Leah Pritchett, 3.797, 328.30. 9. Antron Brown, 3.801, 325.14. 10. Richie Crampton, 3.826, 296.83. 11. Scott Palmer, 3.839, 326.24. 12. Pat Dakin, 3.841, 320.51. 13. Terry McMillen, 3.895, 312.13. 14. Chris Karamesines, 4.130, 231.56. 15. Billy Torrence, 4.231, 202.18. 16. Kyle Wurtzel, 5.361, 123.44. Not QualiÂ“ ed: 17. Terry Haddock, 10.562, 55.97. 18. Luigi Novelli, 10.985, 48.33. 19. Bill Litton, 13.138, 68.76.Funny Car1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.917, 326.79. 2. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.921, 325.92. 3. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.944, 322.81. 4. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.966, 327.66. 5. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 3.969, 320.05. 6. John Force, Camaro, 3.971, 324.59. 7. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.980, 326.08. 8. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 3.988, 318.47. 9. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.019, 310.20. 10. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.073, 267.85. 11. Dale Creasy Jr., Dodge Stratus, 4.112, 314.46. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.409, 201.73. 13. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.503, 185.36. 14. Bob Bode, Charger, 4.662, 187.99. 15. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.942, 160.12. 16. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 5.640, 122.76. Not QualiÂ“ ed: 17. Justin Schriefer, 6.059, 88.64.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.546, 211.03. 2. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.556, 210.21. 3. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.559, 209.95. 4. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.560, 210.67. 5. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.564, 210.87. 6. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.579, 209.07. 7. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.581, 210.18. 8. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.582, 209.75. 9. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.584, 210.14. 10. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.585, 209.49. 11. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.587, 209.72. 12. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.600, 209.14. 13. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 6.813, 203.43. 14. Mark Hogan, Pontiac GXP, 6.847, 199.67. 15. Dave River, Chevy Cobalt, 6.950, 197.28. 16. Tim Freeman, Camaro, 7.087, 151.78.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.862, 193.90. 2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.862, 194.49. 3. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.871, 194.83. 4. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.881, 193.90. 5. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.883, 195.05. 6. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.937, 192.96. 7. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.942, 190.59. 8. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.948, 191.46. 9. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.965, 191.65. 10. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.969, 191.76. 11. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.975, 191.97. 12. Kelly Clontz, Suzuki, 7.005, 191.27. 13. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.017, 190.46. 14. Marc Ingwersen, Buell, 7.026, 187.55. 15. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.063, 189.63. 16. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.134, 194.41. Not QualiÂ“ ed: 17. Mark Paquette, 7.150, 157.17. 18. Cory Reed, 7.157, 188.41. 19. Angelle Sampey, 8.999, 97.81.GOLFPGA TOURMEMORIAL TOURNAMENTSaturdayÂs leaders at MuirÂ“ eld Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Purse: $8.9 million. Yardage: 7,392; Par: 72 (36-36) Third Round Bryson DeChambeau 69-67-66Â„202 Patrick Cantlay 68-69-66Â„203 Kyle Stanley 67-66-70Â„203 Joaquin Niemann 65-68-70Â„203 Byeong Hun An 68-67-69Â„204 Justin Rose 71-66-69Â„206 Whee Kim 73-67-67Â„207 Tiger Woods 72-67-68Â„207 J.B. Holmes 70-66-71Â„207 Hideki Matsuyama 65-71-71Â„207 Rory McIlroy 74-70-64Â„208 David Lingmerth 69-73-66Â„208 Ryan Moore 71-69-68Â„208 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 71-68-69Â„208 Adam Scott 72-66-70Â„208 Tom Hoge 71-67-70Â„208 Julian Suri 71-67-70Â„208 Keegan Bradley 68-70-70Â„208 Si Woo Kim 71-67-70Â„208 Wesley Bryan 68-68-72Â„208 Rickie Fowler 72-69-68Â„209 Justin Thomas 72-69-68Â„209 Emiliano Grillo 72-69-68Â„209 Patrick Rodgers 68-73-68Â„209 Anirban Lahiri 71-69-69Â„209 Peter Uihlein 69-70-70Â„209 Henrik Stenson 71-66-72Â„209 Chris Kirk 75-69-66Â„210 Jhonattan Vegas 75-67-68Â„210 Nick Watney 71-69-70Â„210 Branden Grace 69-71-70Â„210 Phil Mickelson 74-66-70Â„210 Martin Laird 72-66-72Â„210 Dustin Johnson 72-66-72Â„210 Ryan Armour 68-70-72Â„210 Jason Day 68-68-74Â„210 Marc Leishman 74-70-67Â„211 Kell y Kraft 73-68-70Â„211 Brian Gay 69-71-71Â„211 Matt Kuchar 71-68-72Â„211 Bill Haas 70-69-72Â„211 Alex Cejka 69-70-72Â„211 Tony Finau 71-68-72Â„211 Luke List 71-67-73Â„211 Beau Hossler 66-71-74Â„211 Andrew Landry 71-73-68Â„212 Russell Henley 71-73-68Â„212 Russell Knox 74-69-69Â„212 Patrick Reed 71-68-73Â„212 Rory Sabbatini 73-66-73Â„212 Gary Woodland 69-68-75Â„212 John Huh 75-69-69Â„213 Lucas Glover 67-74-72Â„213 Abraham Ancer 65-75-73Â„213 Jamie Lovemark 67-73-73Â„213 Louis Oosthuizen 70-69-74Â„213 Grayson Murray 67-72-74Â„213 Yusaku Miyazato 73-71-70Â„214 Chesson Hadley 73-70-71Â„214 Charles Howell III 73-70-71Â„214 Brian Stuard 72-70-72Â„214 Kevin Streelman 74-68-72Â„214 Vijay Singh 75-66-73Â„214 Brice Garnett 74-68-73Â„215 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-70-73Â„215 Shane Lowry 73-69-73Â„215 Ollie Schniederjans 73-69-73Â„215 Sung Kang 74-67-74Â„215 Bubba Watson 71-67-77Â„215 Zach Johnson 75-69-72Â„216 Andrew Dorn 69-74-73Â„216 Pat Perez 72-70-74Â„216 Kevin Tway 75-67-74Â„216Made Cut but Did Not FinishYuta Ikeda 76-68-73Â„217 Adam Hadwin 74-70-73Â„217 Kevin Kisner 70-74-73Â„217 Patton Kizzire 72-72-73Â„217 John Senden 73-69-75Â„217 Rod Pampling 73-70-75Â„218 Robert Streb 71-72-80Â„223 Sam Burns 73-71-81Â„225Failed to QualifyJames Hahn 78-67Â„145 Martin Piller 76-69Â„145 Mackenzie Hughes 72-73Â„145 Kenny Perry 73-72Â„145 Scott Brown 72-74Â„146 Xander Schauffele 75-71Â„146 Charl Schwartzel 77-69Â„146 Kevin Chappell 76-70Â„146 Aaron Wise 75-71Â„146 Billy Horschel 70-76Â„146 William McGirt 74-72Â„146 Cameron Davis 72-74Â„146 Jordan Spieth 75-72Â„147 Satoshi Kodaira 74-73Â„147 Cameron Smith 75-72Â„147 Sean OÂHair 75-72Â„147 Charley Hoffman 74-73Â„147 Jim Furyk 76-71Â„147 Doc Redman 77-70Â„147 Jonas Blixt 71-77Â„148 Shubhankar Sharma 76-72Â„148 J.J. Spaun 77-71Â„148 Stewart Cink 75-73Â„148 Austin Cook 76-72Â„148 Jason Dufner 75-73Â„148 Will Zalatoris 75-73Â„148 Brandon Harkins 79-70Â„149 Ernie Els 75-74Â„149 Daniel Summerhays 75-76Â„151 Kevin Na 78-73Â„151 Carl Pettersson 75-77Â„152 Bud Cauley 77-76Â„153 Harry Ellis 73-80Â„153 Trey Mullinax 77-76Â„153 K.J. Choi 80-74Â„154 Danny Lee 83-73Â„156 Sangmoon Bae 79-77Â„156 Jason Kokrak 76-82Â„158 Keith Mitchell 82-77Â„159UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. WOMENÂS OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Shoal Creek CC, Birmingham, Ala. Purse: $5 million. Yardage: 6,693; Par: 72 (3636) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundAriya Jutanugarn 67-70-67Â„204 Sarah Jane Smith 67-67-74Â„208 Hyo-Joo Kim 70-72-68Â„210 Jihyun Kim 70-71-70Â„211 Madelene Sagstrom 70-72-70Â„212 Inbee Park 70-71-71Â„212 Carlota Ciganda 73-68-71Â„212 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-73-70Â„214 Eun-Hee Ji 73-72-70Â„215 Megan Khang 72-74-69Â„215 Nelly Korda 70-74-71Â„215 So Yeon Ryu 73-70-72Â„215 a-Patty Tavatanakit 70-73-72Â„215 a-Albane Valenzuela 72-73-71Â„216 Angela Stanford 73-72-71Â„216 Lexi Thompson 71-75-70Â„216 Danielle Kang 69-77-70Â„216 Nasa Hataoka 74-70-72Â„216 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72-71-73Â„216 Jeongeun6 Lee 67-75-74Â„216 Jenny Shin 72-69-75Â„216 Su-Hyun Oh 70-68-78Â„216 a-Elizabeth Wang 72-74-71Â„217 Charley Hull 74-73-70Â„217 Michelle Wie 69-72-76Â„217 Sei Young Kim 70-71-76Â„217 Lizette Salas 74-73-71Â„218 Brittany Lincicome 75-72-71Â„218 Cristie Kerr 73-75-70Â„218 Emma Talley 74-71-74Â„219 Teresa Lu 75-71-73Â„219 a-Kristen Gillman 70-74-75Â„219 Jennifer Song 72-71-76Â„219 Azahara Munoz 74-73-72Â„219 Jin Young Ko 75-73-71Â„219 Chella Choi 71-70-78Â„219 a-Linn Grant 69-72-78Â„219 Ashleigh Buhai 73-71-76Â„220 Caroline Masson 72-74-75Â„221 Emily Kristine Pedersen 70-75-76Â„221 Ryann OÂToole 77-71-73Â„221 Saranporn Langkulgasettrin 73-73-76Â„222 Lindy Duncan 71-74-77Â„222 Luna Sobron Galmes 70-75-77Â„222 In-Kyung Kim 72-73-77Â„222 Jane Park 72-75-75Â„222 In Gee Chun 74-73-75Â„222 Brittany Altomare 76-70-77Â„223 a-Lucy Li 72-74-77Â„223 Minjee Lee 72-71-80Â„223 Hye-Jin Choi 71-76-76Â„223 Austin Ernst 74-74-75Â„223 Georgia Hall 72-76-75Â„223 Hyun Kyung Park 76-72-75Â„223 Moriya Jutanugarn 76-72-75Â„223 Rumi Yoshiba 74-71-79Â„224 Jillian Hollis 76-70-78Â„224 Wichanee Meechai 72-75-77Â„224 Lydia Ko 71-77-76Â„224 Marina Alex 73-75-76Â„224 a-Hailee Cooper 72-76-77Â„225 Pernilla Lindberg 76-72-78Â„226 Daniela Darquea 74-74-78Â„226Missed the Cuta-Allisen Corpuz 76-73Â„149 OlaÂ“ a Kristinsdottir 72-77Â„149 Mirim Lee 74-75Â„149 Catriona Matthew 74-75Â„149 a-Dylan Kim 74-75Â„149 Martina Edberg 75-74Â„149 Casey Danielson 72-77Â„149 Dani Holmqvist 75-74Â„149 Becky Morgan 76-73Â„149 Ayako Uehara 75-74Â„149 Mel Reid 70-79Â„149 Mo Martin 72-77Â„149 Anna Nordqvist 74-75Â„149 Alena Sharp 75-74Â„149 a-Lei Ye 75-74Â„149 a-Robyn Choi 75-75Â„150 Ai Suzuki 76-74Â„150 Pei-Yun Chien 73-77Â„150 Sophie Walker 72-78Â„150 Klara Spilkova 75-75Â„150 Gaby Lopez 77-73Â„150 Kris Tamulis 77-73Â„150 Katherine Kirk 73-77Â„150 Stacy Lewis 75-75Â„150 Jessica Korda 77-73Â„150 Karrie Webb 75-75Â„150 Brittany Lang 77-73Â„150 Jacqui Concolino 75-75Â„150 Minami Hiruta 76-75Â„151 Amy Yang 76-75Â„151 Ally McDonald 75-76Â„151 Mi Hyang Lee 74-77Â„151 a-Gina Kim 72-79Â„151 a-Celia Barquin Arozamena 76-75Â„151 Cheyenne Woods 75-76Â„151 Celine Herbin 75-76Â„151 Ssu-Chia Cheng 76-76Â„152 Jeong Eun Lee 76-76Â„152 Giulia Molinaro 76-76Â„152 a-Evelyn Arguelles 80-72Â„152 Shanshan Feng 78-74Â„152 Kotono Kozuma 76-76Â„152 a-Yujeong Son 74-78Â„152 Lee Lopez 78-74Â„152 a-Emilia Migliaccio 77-76Â„153 Kim Kaufman 75-78Â„153 Sandra Gal 77-76Â„153 Sung Hyun Park 76-77Â„153 a-Olivia Mehaffey 76-77Â„153 Solar Lee 75-78Â„153 Pornanong Phatlum 73-80Â„153 a-Erica Shepherd 82-71Â„153 a-Maria Fassi 76-77Â„153 Paula Creamer 77-76Â„153 Supamas Sangchan 76-78Â„154 a-Dana Williams 74-80Â„154 a-Sophie Hausmann 78-76Â„154 Angel Yin 79-75Â„154 Min Young Lee 76-78Â„154 Paula Reto 75-79Â„154 Yiyi Liu 79-75Â„154 a-Kaylee Benton 74-80Â„154 Jing Yan 77-78Â„155 Nannette Hill 78-77Â„155 a-Olivia Cason 76-79Â„155 Jenny Suh 76-79Â„155 Julieta Granada 75-80Â„155 Tiffany Chan 74-81Â„155 Katelyn Dambaugh 77-79Â„156 Cydney Clanton 75-81Â„156 Karine Icher 78-78Â„156 Nicole Broch Larsen 78-78Â„156 Sun Young Yoo 78-78Â„156 Xiyu Lin 75-82Â„157 a-Andrea Lee 82-75Â„157 Maria Hernandez 77-80Â„157 Haru (Harukyo) Nomura 76-81Â„157 Candie Kung 77-80Â„157 Sarah Kemp 77-80Â„157 Anne Van Dam 81-77Â„158 a-Gaeun Song 76-82Â„158 Fumika Kawagishi 80-79Â„159 Mi Jung Hur 83-76Â„159 a-Kelsey Chugg 83-76Â„159 Britney Yada 76-84Â„160 Christine Song 82-78Â„160 a-Jennifer Chang 81-79Â„160 Grace Na 84-77Â„161 Kaori Ta kayama 80-82Â„162 a-Celeste Dao 83-80Â„163 a-Sophia Schubert 85-79Â„164 Sarah Schober 83-81Â„164 Brooke Henderson 73-WDEUROPEAN TOUROPEN DÂITALIASaturdayÂs leaders at Gardagolf CC, Brescia, Italy Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,201; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundLee Slattery, England 66-69-62Â„197 Francesco Molinari, Italy 66-66-66Â„198 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 65-68-65Â„198 Martin Kaymer, Germany 68-63-68Â„199 Danny Willett, England 65-67-67Â„199 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 65-67-68Â„200 Jordan Smith, England 67-68-65Â„200 Li Haotong, China 68-65-67Â„200 Andy Sullivan, England 67-68-65Â„200 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 65-67-69Â„201 Ian Poulter, England 67-68-66Â„201 Scott Hend, Australia 68-66-67Â„201 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 69-68-64Â„201 Matteo Manassero, Italy 66-68-68Â„202 Robert Rock, England 63-70-69Â„202 Jacques Kruyswijk, South Africa 67-70-65Â„202AlsoTommy Fleetwood, England 68-67-69Â„204 Alex Noren, Sweden 70-68-66Â„204 David Lipsky, United States 68-67-71Â„206 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 71-66-69Â„206 Alexander Levy, France 68-70-70Â„208WEB.COM TOURREX HOSPITAL OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at TPC WakeÂ“ eld Plantation, Raleigh, N.C. Purse: $650,000; Yardage: 7,257; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundMichael Johnson 67-65-65Â„197 Sebastin Muoz 64-66-70Â„200 Joey Garber 66-65-69Â„200 Hank Lebioda 74-62-65Â„201 Scott Langley 68-67-66Â„201 Cameron Percy 67-67-67Â„201 Bo Hoag 67-67-67Â„201 Albin Choi 68-64-69Â„201 Rick Lamb 67-68-67Â„202 Brian Campbell 69-64-69Â„202 Oscar Fraustro 70-67-66Â„203 Ben Kohles 67-69-67Â„203 John Chin 69-67-67Â„203 Daniel Mazziotta 68-67-68Â„203 Wyndham Clark 66-68-69Â„203 Kevin Dougherty 67-65-71Â„203 Josh Teater 66-71-67Â„204 Chris Baker 65-72-67Â„204 Dan McCarthy 71-66-67Â„204 Kyle Thompson 68-68-68Â„204 Michael Arnaud 66-70-68Â„204 Justin Lower 67-67-70Â„204 Kyle Reifers 69-68-68Â„205 Wes Roach 69-68-68Â„205 Maverick McNealy 70-66-69Â„205 Ryan Yip 67-69-69Â„205 Kramer Hickok 71-65-69Â„205 Max Rottluff 68-68-69Â„205 Henrik Norlander 68-67-70Â„205 Ben Taylor 67-68-70Â„205 Adam Long 69-70-66Â„205 Bryan Bigley 71-68-66Â„205 Mark Anderson 68-66-71Â„205 David Skinns 68-71-66Â„205 Rhein Gibson 68-71-66Â„205 Jos Toledo 71-66-69Â„206 Roberto Daz 69-68-69Â„206 Chase Seiffert 70-67-69Â„206 Dawie van der Walt 69-68-69Â„206 Chase Wright 68-70-68Â„206 Joseph Bramlett 66-70-70Â„206 Sungjae Im 70-68-68Â„206 Sepp Straka 65-70-71Â„206 Brian Richey 66-71-70Â„207 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 67-70-70Â„207 Casey Wittenberg 69-68-70Â„207 Chad Ramey 69-68-70Â„207 Fernando Mechereffe 72-65-70Â„207 Conner Godsey 69-69-69Â„207 Nick Rousey 71-67-69Â„207 Derek Ernst 69-69-69Â„207 Eric Axley 69-70-68Â„207 Anders Albertson 68-71-68Â„207 Jos de Jess Rodrguez 69-66-72Â„207 Alex Prugh 69-70-68Â„207 Robby Shelton 68-71-68Â„207 Roger Sloan 64-70-73Â„207 Chris Naegel 68-71-68Â„207 Jin Park 66-73-68Â„207 Jason Gore 69-69-70Â„208 Brad HopÂ“ nger 68-70-70Â„208 Mito Pereira 73-66-69Â„208 Will Claxton 67-68-73Â„208 Jimmy Stanger 68-67-73Â„208 Seann Harlingten 68-71-69Â„208 Matt Fast 66-72-71Â„209 Justin Hueber 70-69-70Â„209 Jim Knous 71-68-70Â„209 Adam Webb 69-70-70Â„209 Rafael Campos 67-71-72Â„210 Martin Trainer 69-69-72Â„210 J.T. GrifÂ“ n 68-70-72Â„210 Roland Thatcher 68-71-71Â„210 Jonathan Hodge 68-71-71Â„210 Doug Letson 68-71-71Â„210 Brady Schnell 69-70-71Â„210 Jamie Arnold 66-73-71Â„210 Bio Kim 70-67-74Â„211 Julin Etulain 68-70-73Â„211 Nelson Ledesma 70-68-73Â„211 Peter Tomasulo 67-71-75Â„213 Seth Reeves 69-70-74Â„213 Carlos Sainz Jr 70-69-74Â„213Failed to Make the CutWilly Wilcox 71-69Â„140 Michael Weaver 72-68Â„140 Dicky Pride 70-70Â„140 Samuel Del Val 68-72Â„140 Carter Jenkins 71-69Â„140 David Gazzolo 70-70Â„140 Brandon Matthews 70-70Â„140 Chip Lynn 70-70Â„140 Stuart Macdonald 69-71Â„140 Vince Covello 66-74Â„140 Connor Arendell 72-68Â„140 Brian Davis 68-72Â„140 Max Marsico 68-72Â„140 Sean Kelly 69-71Â„140 Scott Pinckney 71-70Â„141 Luke Guthrie 69-72Â„141 Spencer Levin 74-67Â„141 Alex Kang 69-72Â„141 Ray Kraivixien 72-69Â„141 Erik Compton 70-71Â„141 Gerardo Ruiz 67-74Â„141 D.H. Lee 72-69Â„141 Gregor Main 71-70Â„141 Ryan Brehm 70-72Â„142 Tim Wilkinson 74-68Â„142 Matt Harmon 71-71Â„142 Adam Svensson 67-75Â„142 Frank Lickliter II 73-69Â„142 Mark Hubbard 69-73Â„142 Stuart Appleby 71-71Â„142 Jared Wolfe 73-69Â„142 Max McGreevy 70-72Â„142 Billy Kennerly 71-71Â„142 Brett Drewitt 71-71Â„142 Byron Smith 67-75Â„142 Max Homa 74-68Â„142 Matt Ryan 75-67Â„142 Hunter Hamrick 70-72Â„142
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, June 3, 2018 / The Sun Say Goodbye to Erectile DysfunctionPaid Advertisement The #1 cause of Erectile Dysfunction is poor blood ow due to blocked or hardened blood vessels. Unlike pills, needles and c reams that DO NOT treat ED, only the symptoms, Acoustic Wave Therapy is a ÂtreatmentÂŽ that will OPEN existing blood vessels and STIMULATE the growth of new blood vessels, making it possible to achieve a full and rigid erection. At Southwest Florida Medical Group, we treat the root cause of Erectile Dysfunction with our proprietary FDA cleared Acoustic Wave Therapy. This type of treatment may provide long-term results and allow men to stop injecting or orally consuming chemicals to receive an erection. The Therapeutic Advances in Urology Journal concluded that ÂAcoustic Wave Therapy aimed outside the body is a revolutionary treatment of ED.ÂŽ The physicians and professional medical sta at Southwest Florida Medical Group will assist and manage your treatment protocol. As men age, the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis begin to breakdown or collapse. Natural or drug induced blood ow cannot enter into the penis,thus creating ED.Acoustic Wave Therapy opens exisiting blood vessels and stimulates growth of new blood vessels. As a result, our patients experience much stronger, rmer and more sustainable erections. NO SURGERY(239) 887-3602Southwest Florida Medical Group www.SWFLMedicalGroup.comIndividual results may vary. All rights reserved.adno=50536987By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressLONG POND, Pa. Â„ Kyle Busch spent the week in New York City with his family, hitting the town and taking in the sights like any other tourist. His wife wore a Yankees cap as they caught a baseball game and the couple attended a theater production of ÂSleep No More.ÂŽ The outings seemed fitting: Busch is enjoying his time leading the points standing while he gives the rest of the field a few restless nights. Busch and Kevin Harvick have turned NASCAR into a two-driver show Â„ theyÂve won nine of 13 races Â„ and the rest of the drivers are simply playing catch-up to the former champions. The 33-year-old Busch, the 2015 Cup champ, is on course for a career year. His four wins are four shy of matching his career best in 2008, he has three poles and eight top-five finishes, and he has racked up so many playoff points (25) that he could seemingly waltz into Homestead in the season finale and race for the title. The Joe Gibbs Racing star is coming off a sensational effort in the No. 18 Toyota at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, won all four stages, led 377 of 400 laps and became the only driver in NASCARÂs modern era to win a points race on every track on the schedule. Busch won the second Pocono race last season and then romped at Charlotte to knock the last two winless tracks off his resume. ÂItÂs just something that has never been done, and itÂs hard to find things that have never been done in this sport,ÂŽ Busch said. ÂItÂs been around for a long, long time. So itÂs very meaningful and special and something that IÂve kind of strived for.ÂŽ Busch has been special in the sport since he won two races driving for Rick Hendrick in 2005 and has at least one victory every season of his career, including at least four each from 2015 to the present. He won SaturdayÂs Xfinity race at Pocono and has 189 wins across NASCARÂs three national series (Cup, second-tier Xfinity and Trucks), which puts him 11 shy of matching Richard Petty for the overall record. Petty, of course, won all 200 races in the Cup series and the countdown to The King has irked traditionalists who believe the two drivers should barely be mentioned in the same sentence. BuschÂs 47 Cup wins, while impressive in any era and 15th on the career list, canÂt catch Petty and 200 will remain NASCARÂs Holy Grail. WhatÂs not in dispute is BuschÂs milestone of winning at every active Cup track. NASCAR returns in September to Charlotte, where the series for the first time will race on the trackÂs road course. Some of BuschÂs critics Â„ of which he has plenty because of a career pockmarked with boorish behavior Â„ believe the track record wonÂt count until he wins on the new layout. ÂEverybody wants to make my life more difficult, so IÂm sure that I wonÂt be credited for all the racetracks once the Roval gets here,ÂŽ he said. But the track name is the track name and the mark stands, no matter the result. ÂI think everybody just around the sport really appreciates how hard that is,ÂŽ team owner Joe Gibbs said. ÂFor him to do that, particularly Kyle is young, and for him to be able to get that done at this age I think is special. I think everybody around the sport really appreciates it.ÂŽMOTORSPORTS: NASCARBusch has few mountains left to climb in NASCAR careerAP PHOTOKyle Busch answers questions in an interview during practice for SundayÂs NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, in Long Pond, Pa. By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressLONG POND, Pa. Â„ Kyle Bu sch had a flicker of concern when a speeding penalty dumped him to the rear of the field. ÂYouÂre always worried about something crazy or unpredictable situations taking place,ÂŽ he said. ThereÂs very little unpredictable about an Xfinity Series race with Busch in the field. He romped again, overcoming an early penalty that dropped him to the back to win the Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Pocono Raceway for his 189th career NASCAR victory. ÂWe knew we had speed in our race car. It was really fast out front,ÂŽ he said. He led 24 of the first 26 laps and the final 40 to win for the 92nd time in Xfinity to add to his series record. Busch scaled back his schedule in the second-tier series and won for the first time in four races this season. ÂI hear about the numbers from everyone else. I donÂt necessarily go back and check stats or look at records,ÂŽ he said. The 33-year-old Busch is piling up quite the list of milestones over a 14-plus year career. Busch also has 47 Cup wins and 50 in the Truck Series to become perhaps the most dominant driver across all three national NASCAR series in history. He dominated early on Saturday and won the first stage until he was busted on the 27th lap for speeding on pit road.MOTOR SPORTS: XÂ“ nity SeriesBusch dominates again to win XÂ“ nity Series race at PoconoAssociated PressEPSOM, England Â„ The Dubai-owned Godolphin stable celebrated its first victory in the English Derby on Saturday when Masar achieved a 16-1 upset victory in the 239th edition of the race. Beaten into third in the 2000 Guineas last month by Saxon Warrior, William BuickÂs Masar turned the tables on Aidan OÂBrienÂs favorite, which finished fourth. ÂItÂs not easy to win the Derby, but we have won it,ÂŽ said Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who founded Godolphin. ÂI was jumping up and down in the final furlong. Horses are in my blood, I love them.ÂŽ In a Godolphin double, Dee Ex Bee was second Â„ running in the colors of Sheikh MohammedÂs son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Masar, trainer Charlie ApplebyÂs colt, finished 1 lengths ahead of Dee Ex Bee. ÂWe came here with doubts about his effectiveness on the track and IÂm not sure it suits,ÂŽ Dee Ex Bee trainer Mark Johnston said. ÂBecause of the camber he rolled on to the one on his inside, but he rallied again up the hill so it bodes really well for the future.ÂŽHORSE RACING: English DerbyDubai-owned Godolphin stable claims 1st English Derby win But opposing offenses will have to account for Vea. ItÂs hard to imagine teams trying to block Vea with one player, and McCoy already draws more than his fair share of double teams. Together, they should create some one-on-one opportunities for their line-mates, which is key for a team that was last in the NFL with 22 sacks last season.Mr. Inside, Mr. OutsideIt takes more than one running back in the NFL these days. The Eagles certainly proved what you can do splitting carries with three. New Orleans had the perfect combination last season of a tough, inside runner in Mark Ingram and a threat on the perimeter in Alvin Kamara. As good as Drew Brees is, the Saints rode those backs to the NFC divisional playoff game. The Bucs believe they have that in Peyton Barber and rookie Ronald Jones, the second-round pick from Southern Cal. Barber led the Bucs in rushing despite not really seeing much action until the second half of the 2017 season. He had career highs with 23 carries for 102 yards (4.4 avg.) to with four catches for 41 yards in an overtime loss against the Packers. It was the only time a Bucs player reached the century rushing mark last season. ÂI donÂt know what Ronald is going to do because Ronald hasnÂt done it in the NFL,ÂŽ offensive coordinator Todd Monken said. ÂI know what IÂve seen from Ronald and I know what IÂve seen from Peyton Barber. Peyton gives you a different dimension in the case of 2 yards being 4 yards, and 4 yards being 6 yards, and 6 yards being 8 yards Â„ finishing off runs. There is something about a run that gets finished off invigorates your team right along your sideline, or a great block by a wideout, or an effort play, or a guy that breaks a tackle.ÂŽTitanic workoutsThe Bucs will have joint workouts with the Titans for two practices before their Aug. 18 preseason game at Tennessee. Koetter believes it not only breaks the monotony of training camp, but the practices give coaches a better evaluation of players. ÂI think the main thing that people try to get out of those joint practices is Â„ training camp is a fairly long process and it doesnÂt take too long for the players to get tired of going against each other,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂI mean, even out here, youÂre going (against) the same matchups every day. When youÂre the right guard for the Buccaneers and the two guys youÂre going against are Gerald McCoy and Vita Vea every day, you want to go against somebody else. ÂAs an offense and defense, we want to go against different schemes. The BucsÂ O playing the BucsÂ D, we sort of know each otherÂs tendencies. So you want to see some different things, and then we also get officials so we play some situations. ItÂs just good crossover work and weÂre thankful that the Titans are going to let us work with them.ÂŽPlayer of the weekWR Bobo Wilson, an undrafted rookie from Florida State a year ago, is making some splashy plays during OTAs but could have trouble earning a job on a crowded receiving corps. ÂYeah, BoboÂs having one of the best offseasons of anybody,ÂŽ Koetter said. ÂI said at the end of last year he was one of the most improved players. Two guys, receiver-wise, that stick out almost every day are Bobo Wilson and Freddie Martino. TheyÂre going with the second group because weÂve got four guys going with the first group. ÂSo they get to go with Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) and with Griff (Ryan Griffin), whoeverÂs working the second quarterback that day, and theyÂre getting a lot of balls thrown to them. Bobo has gone from a guy that could only play one position to a guy that could play all three, which helps his chances. HeÂs just become so much more coachable.ÂŽVEAFrom Page 1MONICA HERNDON | TIMESDefensive tackle Vita Vea runs drills during organized team activities on May 22. have been ranked No. 1. But the head-to-head history is overwhelmingly in WilliamsÂ favor: She has won 19 of 21 meetings, including 18 in a row. ÂQuite frankly, sheÂs probably a favorite in this match, for sure,ÂŽ Williams said with a chuckle. ÂSheÂs been playing ... for over a year now. I just started. So IÂm just really trying to get my bearings and trying to feel out where I am and see where I can go.ÂŽ The last time Sharapova beat Williams was in 2004. The last time they played was in the 2016 Australian Open quarterfinals, SharapovaÂs final appearance before her 15-month drug suspension. ÂWell, itÂs been a while,ÂŽ Sharapova said, Âand I think a lot has happened in our lives for the both of us, in very different ways.ÂŽTENNISFrom Page 1
BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, June 3, 2018 WASHINGTON Â„ U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years. The April gain reversed a 1.7 percent drop in March, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The strength stemmed from a sizable 4.5 percent rise in residential construction, the biggest percentage gain since November 1993. Non-residential construction rose by a more modest 0.8 percent while spending on government projects fell 1.3 percent as both the federal government and state and local governments saw declines. The overall gain pushed construction to an all-time high of $1.31 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, 7.6 percent above the level of a year ago. Construction is expected to provide a healthy contribution to economic growth this year. The gain in home construction marked a rebound from a 2.6 percent drop in March and was driven by a 3.6 percent jump in the volatile apartment sector. Spending on single-family homes was Â”at in April. But the overall level of residential spending was the highest since October 2006. The increase in nonresidential spending included a 3 percent rise in spending on hotels and motels and a 1.8 percent rise in ofÂ“ce building. The weakness in government spending reÂ”ects in part tight budgets at all levels of government. State and local construction spending edged down 0.3 percent, while spending by the federal government dropped 10.2 percent.U.S. construction risesBy MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP ECONOMICS WRITERSpending up 1.8 percent in April to record high RICH PEDRONCELLI/AP FILE PHOTO In this May 4, 2018, le photo, a frame is raised on a house under construction near Roseville, Calif. On Friday, June 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in April.AVON PARK Â„ Coming in June is a business workshop that provides insight on how to purchase commercial buildings using the U.S. Small Business AdministrationÂs 504 loan program. The workshop takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the University Center, Room 109 at South Florida State College, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. The workshop cost is $10. Attendees will learn: How the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program can help business owners purchase, build or renovate commercial buildings as well as provide funds for things like New business workshop coming in JuneWORKSHOP | 5 Mattress Direct relocates AVON PARK Â„ Another victim of Hurricane Irma is now moved into a new location. Mattress Direct has been operating from a tent since the hurricane blew through Highlands County. The store is now in its new location at 1009 U.S. 27 South in Avon Park. The Avon Park store phone number is 863-453-5580. Tutoring Center Sebring approved for Step Up For Students scholarships SEBRING Â„ The Tutoring Center Sebring has partnered with Step Up For Students, which will give parents options to improve their childÂs educational experience. Step Up For Students empowers parents to pursue and engage in the most appropriate learning options for their children, with an emphasis on families who lack the Â“nancial resources to access these options. By pursuing this mission, The Tutoring Center and Step up for Students help public education fulÂ“ll the promise of equal opportunity. Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonproÂ“t scholarship funding organization that helps administer two scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) for low-income families and the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) for children with certain special needs. The Tutoring Center of Sebring looks forward to a long standing partnership that will beneÂ“t the children of Highlands County. The Tutoring Center SebringÂs classrooms feature an intense learning environment that combines ÂThe Rotational Approach to LearningÂŽ and One-ToOne Instruction. Both methods were developed by Edward S.Thalheimer, Ph.D., founder of The Tutoring Center. Their innovative system gives your child far more One-to-One Instruction than he or she will ever receive in a classroom full of children, or even in a small group. The Tutoring CenterÂs intense Oneto-One Instruction and ÂThe Rotational Approach to LearningÂ’ÂŽ actually provide your child with BUSINESS BRIEFS BRIEFS | 5 WASHINGTON Â„ U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier, a slightly faster annual rate than in April, the Labor Department reported Friday. But pay growth remains below levels that are typical when the unemployment rate is this low. Still, the report shows that the nearly 9-year old economic expansion Â„ the second-longest on record Â„ remains on track. Employers appear to be shrugging off recent concerns about global trade disputes. Roughly an hour before the employment data was released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time, President Donald Trump appeared to hint on Twitter that a strong jobs report was coming. ÂLooking forward to seeing the employment numbers at 8:30 this morning,ÂŽ he tweeted. The president is normally briefed on the monthly jobs report the day before it is publicly released, and he and other administration ofÂ“cials are not supposed to comment on it beforehand. FridayÂs report showed that hiring in the United States is beneÂ“ting a wider range of Americans: The unemployment rate for high school graduates reached 3.9 percent, a 17-year low. For black Americans, it hit a record low of 5.9 percent. ÂThe economy and labor market appear to be Â“ring on all cylinders, with all sectors showing strength,ÂŽ said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics. With the jobless rate so low, employers have complained for months about the difÂ“culty of Â“nding workers to Â“ll jobs. The number of open positions reached a record high in March. FridayÂs report suggests that some companies are making extra efforts to Â“nd people.U.S. gains 223K jobsBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERUnemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 pct. In this May 15, 2018, le photo, Joan Herrera, center, sits and waits as his mother Andrea Batista Garcia, left, and Marlene Gonzales, ll out job applications while attending the Great Northeast 2018 Job Fair at CapriottiÂs in McAdoo, near Hazleton, Pa. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1. WASHINGTON Â„ Retail, professional services and health care led the way in May in a month of strong broad-based hiring for the U.S. economy. Among retailers, general merchandise stores added 13,000 jobs, clothing shops 6,500. Over the past year, retail has added more than 125,000 jobs. Professional and business services, the category that has added the most jobs over the past 12 months, continued its hiring spree by generating 31,000 additional positions. The sector recorded notable gains in higher-paying positions in accounting, computer systems design and management consulting. Health care, a consistent job engine during the recovery from the Great Recession, gained nearly 32,000 jobs last month. Overall, U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in May. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, an 18-year-low, the Labor Department said Friday.Where Americans found jobs in MayAssociated Press JEFF MOREHEAD/THE CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE VIA AP FILEIn this March 14, 2018, le photo, Dan Cieslak, left, a Human R esources representative for the DunhamÂs Distribution Center, an d Warren Whitlow, a training manager, speak to students and other visitors during the Experience Indiana job fair event in the student center at Indiana Wes leyan University in Marion, Ind. The U.S. government issues the May jobs report on Friday, June 1.EMPLOY | 5
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 3, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comGENEVA Â„ An independent World Health Organization panel is backing away from the U.N. health agencyÂs own call two years ago to tax sugary drinks, in a new report on diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes that some experts slammed as being Âconspicuously limp.ÂŽ International health experts said the decision was especially bafÂ”ing, given the rising obesity crisis worldwide and WHOÂs own previous attempts to curb sugar consumption. In 2016, the U.N. health agency urged countries to tax sugar-laden drinks like sodas and sport drinks as a way to Â“ght obesity and diabetes. Back then, it said a 20 percent price increase in such drinks would dramatically cut consumption. But in a report published Friday, although WHO recommended taxes on tobacco and alcohol, experts pointedly dropped any recommendation to tax sugary beverages. The experts wrote instead that, regarding sugar taxation, Âsome views were conÂ”icting and could not be resolved.ÂŽ Dr. Sania Nishtar, co-chair of the recently created independent commission on non-communicable diseases behind the report, said most of its 26 members supported a tax on sugar sweetened beverages. But one commissioner Â„ whom she did not identify Â„ hampered drafting stronger language, mainly over the effectiveness of the sugar tax that has been introduced in some countries. ÂThe introduction of the tax (on sugary drinks) is fairly recent, and the data that we have relates to a decrease in consumption,ÂŽ Nishtar told reporters at WHO headquarters. She said Âthe objection was that ... we should not make a bold recommendation.ÂŽ She said the commissioner did not believe there was enough health data on this yet Â„ a point later disputed by WHOÂs own director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus. While the sweetened-drink industry has come out strongly against any such tax, Nishtar said she was not aware of any industry lobbying of the commissioners. Instead of explicitly recommending a sugar tax, WHO is leaving such decisions up to countries. ÂWhen engagement with the private sector fails to contribute to the achievement of public health goals, governments should employ their regulatory and legislative powers to protect their populations,ÂŽ the report says. Jack Winkler, an emeritus professor of nutrition policy at London Metropolitan University, said there is now convincing evidence that taxing sugary drinks works, citing, among other work, a recent article in the journal, The BMJ. He said policies recently adopted in Britain show that taxing sugar-loaded drinks not only spurred manufacturers to reformulate their products but that Âit has made the healthy choice the cheaper choice.ÂŽ He said WHOÂs own acknowledgment that progress on combating obesity and other non-communicable disease has been slow makes their refusal to endorse sugar taxes outright especially unfortunate. ÂWhen WHO doesnÂt pick up on a practical solution that also raises money, it is particularly absurd,ÂŽ he said. In its new report, WHO also recommended governments prioritize measures to restrict junk food advertising. ÂWHO should explore the possibility of establishing an international code of conduct on this issue...while acknowledging the need for partnerships based on alignment of interests,ÂŽ experts wrote. Martin McKee, a professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the failure of WHOÂs commission to reach an agreement on sugar taxes was ÂdifÂ“cult to fathom.ÂŽ He noted that since this was the only the Â“rst report from WHOÂs expert commission, they might still revise their advice in later reports. ÂIt would be very disappointing if this issue remained unresolved in its next report,ÂŽ McKee said. BALOCCO, Italy Â„ In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electriÂ“ed cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time. Unveiling the companyÂs plans through 2022, Marchionne said Fiat Chrysler will invest 9 billion euros ($10.5 billion) as it tries to catch up in the market for gas-electric hybrids and fully-electric vehicles, without forsaking a core market that still wants internal combustion engines. ÂReducing our dependence on oil is one of the single, greatest challenges that our society faces,ÂŽ Marchionne told Â“nancial analysts as he presented the business plan that will be a Â“nal legacy to the company he created through the merger of Fiat with failing Chrysler. ÂAt FCA, we believe there is no single solution, no magic formula, to solve this problem. We believe to achieve a quantum leap, the entire system Â„ political, economic and industrial Â„ needs to work together with the right measure of realism based on Â“nding the appropriate balance between consumption levels, cost and efÂ“ciency.ÂŽ ÂAt the same time, conventional internal combustion engines will continue to be in the vast majority of our productions.ÂŽ The daylong presentation focused on plans for the brands that drive revenues: Jeep SUVs, Ram trucks and premium brands Maserati and Alfa Romeo. CFO Richard Palmer said by 2022 those brands with Fiat Professional would represent 80 percent of revenues, compared with 65 percent today. Palmer said Fiat expected to recover 65 percent of electriÂ“cation costs through higher prices, while 15 percent of capital expenditures of 45 billion euros in the period would be invested in conventional engine technology. Notably absent were the marquee brands: Fiat and Chrysler, which both represent the less-profitable passenger cars currently off consumersÂ radar, particularly in the United States, where Fiat Chrysler makes more most of its proÂ“ts, but also in fast-growing China. The business plan is MarchionneÂs grand Â“nale, 14 years to the day after he was named Fiat CEO. His tenure has included landmark deals, including the Fiat merger with bankrupt U.S. carmaker Chrysler and the spin-offs the industrial vehicle business and sports carmaker Ferrari. The 65-year-old ItalianCanadian has said his successor as CEO will come from within the company. In a break from fashion tradition, Marchionne unzipped a knit cardigan to reveal a blue tie Â„ the Â“rst, he said, he has worn in a decade. It is a gesture he had promised if Fiat eliminated debt, which he said will happen by the end of the month. Marchionne is famous for unfailingly wearing navy blue cashmere sweaters and never a tie, no matter the event. Marchionne said debt is Âa legacy that has dogged both Fiat and Chrysler for decades,ÂŽ and that erasing it Âa signiÂ“cant milestone.ÂŽ All new models for the Jeep, Maserati and Alfa Romeo brands launched in the next Â“ve years will have some version of electriÂ“ed powertrains, while eliminating diesels, executives said. Truck maker Ram will limit its alternative powertrains to a high-end premium truck, the TRX, which will compete with FordÂs Raptor. Jeep brand chief Mike Manley did not provide a future target for sales, which are currently around 1.9 million vehicles a year. But he said that now one in every 17 utility vehicles sold in the world is a Jeep and he expects that to be one in 12 by 2022. Meanwhile, the premium brand Alfa Romeo plans to increase annual sales to 400,000 by 2022, having missed a goal this year. The head of the luxury line Maserati, Tim Kunsiskis, said the brand aims to compete with Tesla with an all-electric supercar named ÂAlÂ“eriÂŽ that will accelerate from 0-100 kilometers (0-60 miles) an hour in around two seconds. The brand forecasts sales will double from last year to 100,000 cars a year by 2022. Maserati is entering an exclusive deal with Ferrari for all future powertrains, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-battery electric, while it eliminates diesel engines. ÂWith an all-electric supercar, it may look like we are targeting Tesla. We are,ÂŽ Kuniskis said.Fiat Chrysler unveils plan to make more electrified carsBy COLLEEN BARRYAP BUSINESS WRITER LUCA BRUNO/AP PHOTOJournalists watch a giant screen as Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne speaks during the ÂCapital market dayÂ at the FCA headquarters in Balocco, Italy, Friday, June 1, 2018. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is outlining his business plan for the automakerÂs next ve years in his last big presentation to investors before retiring next year. UN health agency backs away from call to tax sugary drinksBy JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENGASSOCIATED PRESS FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP FILE PHOTOIn this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 le photo soft drinks are on display at a supermarket in London. An independent World Health Organization panel is backing away from the U.N. health agencyÂs own call two years ago for taxing sugary drinks, in a new report on diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes that some experts slammed as being Âconspicuously limp.ÂŽ UruguayÂs President Tabare Vazquez gestures during his statement as part of the launch of the report WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NDCs) at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 1, 2018. 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Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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 MEDICAL2030 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 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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. Orthopaedic Surgery SchedulerMinimum 1 year experience in surgery scheduling required. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida jointspine.com RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 PT Bartender Needed~ to f ill in during summer. Exp. pref. Apply at American Legion Pos t 25, 1490 US Hwy 27 N. Lake Placid. NO CALLS PLEASE Now Hiring: Line Cooks Night PortersApply at 3101Golfview Rd., Sebring. AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! SKILLED TRADES2050 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am Â… 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday Â… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGEMENT2060 Chief Executive Officer FT MasterÂs Degree in related field; 3 yrs nonprofit Mgmt. exp. Request full job description, send cover letter & resume to: clongabaugh@ ridgeareaarc.orgOr apply in person: Ridge Area Arc, 4352 Independence St., Avon Park. EOE/Drug Free Workplace
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Queen wicker headboard $50; 863-314-0060 C offee Table & 2 matching end tables, brass trim, bev. glass, like new, cost $289, selling for $50 firm 561-386-1806 "NEW" DOWNTOWN MALLOPEN THU-SAT9a-5pBest Prices on New & Used Furniture and Antiques!! Leather recliner $49 6 sofas from $77-$177 Wood desks from $45 Dbl. dresser & mirror $69 Glass DR table w/6 ch $99231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 2 blocks from Circle 863-212-9576 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture863-446-2808 RE C LINER Brown, excellent condition. $25 (863) 453-4234 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 (M) sz 44 f u ll l engt h L eat h er Coat~ w/zipper liner; wear alone or as overcoat. $50. exc cond! 863-452-2257-call after 1pm MenÂs ALA C rimson Tide~ Sportcoat & long sleeve sweater. Sz 44. Exc. cond! $35 863-452-2257-call after 1pm ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 1 9 5 0 Âs S chwinn 2 -speed bike, good condition, $450 OBO, 412-252-1522. Sebring Antiques Sale!Min 20% OffAntiques & used furniture. 6205 US 27 S. Sebring. 863-991-4667 MEDICAL6095 (2) Jet 3 Power Chairs~ one needs battery; other good for parts. $100 for both. 863-655-1020 Jazzy 600 ES power chair, brand new! Extra arms & leg brace, all terrain tires, $4500 OBO, 321-270-9432. GOLFACCESSORIES6125 G olf C art Floor Mats, f actory type, new $50, sell $20, 863452-4234 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 Original Health Rider~ exc. cond! $100. By appt. Lake Placid. 863-465-5956 Treadmill~ Weslow Cadense 55. Great cond. $150. 863-465-2375 FIREARMS6131 WANTED TO BUY: Glock 17 Gen 4 firearm. Call 863-402-0466 Wi nc h ester 70 ~ 30 06 ca l with Lyman 4x scope. Manuf. in 1952. $600 863-655-3544 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bicycles, assorted adult and kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and up. 863-414-8088 HUFFY G IRLÂ S C RUI S ER excel cond, owners manual ridden twice $65.00 (863) 202-6911 TOYS/GAMES6138 2 G ames i n O ne P oo l Table/Tennis~ 4Âx7Â like new! Includes all accessories & wall rack. $200. 904-583-1764 LAWN & GARDEN6160 PVC PATIO FURNITURE Table and 4 stripe cushioned chairs. $185 (863) 385-6518 Tractor Style MowerGravely 52ÂŽ shaft driven 4 speed. Needs battery. $800 obo. 863-458-5779 WORX wee d eater ~ e d ger & hedge trimmer. Incl. charger & 2 batteries. $75. 863-655-1020 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 BBQ Grill~ Charbroil Commercial Series; 4 burner w/side burner. $45. 863-414-2345 STORAGE SHEDS/ BUILDINGS6165 Outside Storage Cabinets~ (4), Suncast (PVC). Good cond. $50-$125 (various sizes). 904-583-1764 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Generator~Honda ES6500 Water Cooled, 12 hp, twin cyl, electric start, just serviced. $850. 863-471-0663 G enerator~ Power Boss 5K on wheels. Brand new, never used! $500 obo.863-314-0861 Porter C able 6 5 00 watt generator, runs excellent, 13hp Honda, $500, 863-699-1772. Tools: 1/4 cable scroll saw on stand, $100; Ryobi slider circular saw on stand, $150; Ryobi circular saw $35; Sears router $50. 863-368-0179 V acuums, shop type portable, one 2 1/2 gal, one 1 1/2 gal, $15 each, 863-452-4234 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! CATS6232 C AT C LIMBER T O WER Large, $20.00 (863) 453-4234 DOGS6233 Chihuahua puppies. 1 female, black & white; 2 males, 1 brown, 1 pure white; ready now. 517-745-3652 MaltiPoo Pup~ M, fantom playful & cute! Family can be seen. $450 Health/Vet certificate avail 863-273-1560 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $695+. 941-773-0723 Â€ 322-6709 minimagicyorkie.com APPLIANCES6250 Ai r F ryer F a b erware, use d on l y 3 times, $30.00, 815-641 5885 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. 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Call Sam239-595-4021 BOATS-POWERED7330 2 1Â Ranger~ 22 5 Evinrude, all n ew electronic equip., GPS, fish & depth finder. Trolling motor, $32k neg. 863-382-9865 PERSONAL WATER VEHICLES7332 1995 Y ama h a J et Ski ~ w/trailer. No title. Great for parts. $250. 863-414-2345 CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 2004 Honda Reflex~ 250cc, red, 1,500 original miles, exc. cond! Adult owned. $2,200 obo. 954-478-4244. T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Harley Davidson Trike~approx 6k low mi., many extras!! 2 tone; red & merlo. $26k. 863-402-0466 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2008 Montego Bay C amper 36Â, 3 slides, W/D & generator. Stored inside, exc. condition! $20k. 863-443-2448capital machinery with as little as a ten percent down payment. How an SBA certiÂ“ed development company can approve business owners and co-lend with their banks and credit unions for a low-interest, below market rate loan. About tools offered through the Florida Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida that can make a business more proÂ“table with DISC behavioral assessments, ProÂ“t Mastery training, Growth Acceleration and Export Marketing Plan services. The workshop is provided in partnership by Highlands County Economic Development, the Florida SBDC at University of South Florida, located at South Florida State College, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation and South Florida State College. For more information, and to reserve a spot, contact Michael Noel, Florida SBDC at USF business consultant, at 863-784-7405. The course code is CRN30817.WORKSHOPFROM PAGE 1For example, the number of part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs declined slightly and is down 6 percent from a year ago. That may mean that businesses are converting some part-timers to fulltime work. Companies are also hiring the long-term unemployed Â„ those who have been out of work for six months or longer. Their ranks have fallen by nearly one-third in the past year. ThatÂs important because economists worry that people who are out of work for long periods can see their skills erode. Yet employers now seem more willing to hire them. The job gains in May were broad-based: Professional and business services, which includes higher-paying Â“elds such as accounting and engineering, added 31,000 jobs. Health care, a consistent job engine for the entire recovery, gained nearly 32,000. Manufacturing added 18,000 jobs and construction 25,000. The solid hiring data coincides with other evidence that the economy is on Â“rm footing after a brief slowdown in the Â“rst three months of the year. The economy grew at a modest 2.2 percent annual rate in the January-March quarter, after three quarters that had averaged roughly 3 percent annually. Some economists remain concerned that the Trump administrationÂs aggressive actions on trade could hamper growth. The administration on Thursday imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from key allies in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Earlier in the week, it threatened to hit China with tariffs on $50 billion of its goods. Still, while Trump has made such threats since March, most employers so far havenÂt suspended hiring. And consumers have started to spend more freely, after having pulled back in the JanuaryMarch quarter. That gain could reÂ”ect in part the effect of the Trump administrationÂs tax cuts, which might be encouraging more Americans to step up spending. Consumer spending rose in April at its fastest pace in Â“ve months. Some of the spending reÂ”ects more money needed to pay higher gas prices, a potential trouble spot for consumers in the coming months. The average price of a gallon of gas nationwide reached $2.96 on Thursday, up 15 cents from a month ago, according to AAA. Some economists calculate that higher gas costs could offset up to one-third of the beneÂ“t of the tax cuts. Companies are spending more on industrial machinery, computers and software Â„ signs that theyÂre optimistic enough about future growth to expand their capacity. A measure of business investment rose in the Â“rst quarter by the most in 3 years. That investment growth has been spurred partly by higher oil prices, which have encouraged the construction of more drilling rigs. Manufacturers have beneÂ“ted from the healthier business spending and have increased hiring. In April, factories expanded production of turbines and other heavy machinery by the most in seven months. Macroeconomic Advisers, a forecasting Â“rm, says it now foresees the economy expanding at a robust 4 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter, which would be the fastest in nearly four years. That is up from its forecast last week of less than a 3 percent rate for the current quarter. Yet even with unemployment at an 18-year low, wage growth has been chronically sluggish in most industries, leaving many Americans still struggling to pay bills, particularly as inÂ”ation has ticked up. Still, companies are starting to pay more to lure workers from other companies, a trend that could lead to broader pay gains in coming months. Mark Zandi, chief economist at MoodyÂs Analytics, said higher pay for job-switchers tends to augur more robust raises for everyone else.EMPLOYFROM PAGE 1long-term skills that will last a lifetime. Giant yard sale/beneÂ“t SEBRING There will be a giant yard sale from 8 a.m. until Â“nished on Saturday, June 9, in the parking lot of Dr. PatelÂs ofÂ“ce, 3581 S. 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ÂCarePlus has always made supporting our nationÂs veterans a top priority,ÂŽ said Bruno Piquin, Regional President of CarePlus Health Plans. ÂWeÂre thrilled to expand our commitment, with a special focus on helping the 120,000 VFW members and their spouses in Florida achieve their best health.ÂŽ CarePlus has served the Medicare population in Florida for more than 17 years. Headquartered in Miami, the company serves about 115,000 Medicare Advantage members across the state. ÂFor nearly 119 years, the VFW has made veteransÂ care one of its top priorities,ÂŽ said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. ÂWeÂre happy to expand our current relationship with Humana to ensure even more of AmericaÂs veterans receive the care and services they need.ÂŽ CarePlus will offer numerous services to VFW members to provide education and access to healthcare coverage information. These will include: Â€ Hosting Medicare seminars annually during MedicareÂs Fall Annual Election Period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7).Conducting educational seminars throughout the year to inform VFW members of their Medicare options. Providing VFW members with access to CarePlus Medicare Advantage information and enrollment capabilities which incorporate web-based tools, call centers, educational seminars, and self-enrollment. For information about CarePlus or the VFW, please visitwww. careplushealthplans.com or www.vfw.org. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nationÂs largest and oldest major war veteransÂ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonproÂ“t veteransÂ service organization is proud to proclaim ÂNo one does more for veteransÂŽ than the VFW, which is dedicated to veteransÂ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org. CarePlus Health Plans, Inc., a subsidiary of Humana Inc., is a leader in health care coverage that has been in operation in the state of Florida for over 17 years. CarePlus is committed to enriching the health care experience for consumers and business partners through the provision of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Advantage Special Needs HMO health plans. Based in Doral, Fla., the company offers a broad choice of Medicare Advantage plans and has more than 115,000 Medicare Advantage members throughout Florida, located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Indian River, and Duval counties. 1 The agreement does not establish any group health plan nor does the agreement obligate any individual VFW member to purchase a CarePlus MA or Humana MA, PDP or Medicare Supplement product.CarePlus Health Plans joins forces with Veterans of Foreign Wars to focus on Florida veteransBUSINESS WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESSHumana has expanded its partnership with the VFW since its participation in the 2017 VFW National Convention in New Orleans.
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