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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 168 | $1.25 Good Morning To Sally Jett Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, June 17, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D3-4 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE SEBRING „ A jury has found Stephen Alan Wingo, 43, guilty of lewd behavior and showing pornography to a child under the age of 12. The jury foreperson told the Highlands News-Sun that she and her fellow jurors „ “ve women and one man „ took 30-45 minutes Wednesday to “nd Wingo guilty of three counts of showing pornographic material to a minor and three counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition by a person over age 18 to a minor under age 16. Circuit Court Judge Peter Estrada has set sentencing for July 23. The case began June 30, 2015. Wingo and the victims mother were associates and the child was staying with her grandmother. The child reportedly told the grandmother about Wingos behavior, including touching himself in the childs presence. The grandmother called the mother and told her to come to her house alone. When the childs mother arrived, arrest reports said, the child told her what the grandmother had been told: Several times from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2015, Wingo would call the child to his bedroom and make the child hold his mobile phone for him while it played pornographic movies. The child would then have to watch him touch himself. Immediately after she heard this, the mother called Wingo and told him they needed to talk. When she arrived, reports said, Wingo wasnt there. She was unable to contact him after that. Court records show she got an injunction against him within a week. The juror said none of that helped Wingos case. His defense also was not convincing, the juror said. His attorney, Karen Meeks, told jurors the child fabricated the story in order to get attention from the mother. She argued that if the child had been traumatized, then grades and behavior would have suffered. That did not overwhelm the evidence in the case, the juror said. Steve Houchin, head of the Highlands County State Attorneys Of“ce, said the childs testimony was damaging enough. However, prosecution also had recorded phone conversations from the Highlands County Jail in which Wingo talked about what happened and his fears of being labeled a sex offender. When Wingo took the stand in his defense, the juror said, he appeared very uneasy and was not convincing, while the mother and child were calm and direct. There was no reasonable doubt,Ž she said. Wingo also stood trial last year on a similar but separate case of coercion and pornography involving two Suspect convicted of lewd behavior with 11-year-oldBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITEROur dads deserve a special celebration, thats why we recognize them on Fathers Day. Many of them dont get the proper recognition or thanks for all of the things they do. We asked our readers to submit their reason for why their dad/father “gure is fantastic. The dif“cult part came in choosing the best submission. Because of that, Karla Engel-Molnar has won tickets to Highlands Little Theatre, a gift certi“cate to Dimitris restaurant, car wash/detailing from Xclusive Detailing and a haircut by Charlie Sanchez at Finest Ctz. We thank King Equipment, the business sponsor of the Fantastic Fathers contest. Below is the winning submission, sent to us by Engel-Molnar. We hope you enjoy reading it and Happy Fathers Day to all of the wonderful dads and father “gures in our community, far and wide!Strength, determination, and integrity: My fathers influenceIt is quite common for young girls to idolize their fathers. My daddy is stronger than yours.Ž My daddy is smarter than yours.Ž I remember arguing with a little girl at Fort Myers Beach when I was no older than 5 as we both adamantly defended the strength and intellect of our fathers. As young adults sometimes we look toward the Fathers Day funTen fun things to do with dadSEBRING „ One of the best things about Fathers Day comes from remembering the funny things about dad. Oddly, when the Highlands News-Sun asked readers for funny stories about their fathers, responses were few: Three. Lorie Smith Morris of Spring Lake said her father keeps putting iceberg lettuce in the freezer because it says, ice.Ž Mo Inkslinger of Missouri says her 90-year old dad, after buying a fully-loaded new car, got overwhelmed with how to operate everything. One night, she got a phone call from him asking how to use the Lone Star.Ž It took a few minutes to realize he was talking about OnStar. Romona Washington, Highlands News-Sun executive editor, said when was 15, she got a chance to talk to a boy on whom she the biggest crush at the time. That conversation led to a date to see a movie. Her dad said OK. As she and the boy pulled out of the driveway, her father sat up from where hed hid in the back seat, right behind the boy, and yelped, OK, what movie are we going to?Ž This reporter remembers a father who always could come up with a metaphor for everything, because when your ship is sailing on the ocean of life, you have to watch for storms, keep your radio tuned for ice warnings and have lots of lifeboats. To celebrate Fathers Day, we have suggestions on places or activities in Highlands County to have fun as father and kid(s), and live to tell about it.Hiking or biking Highlands Hammock State Park, Floridas “rst state park, lets you can take in the sunrise as you jog, skate, cycle or hike through untouched nature. On the Charlie Bowlegs Creek catwalk, you might see an alligator with her hatchlings. Dont fall.Fishing If you have a bass boat, or know someone who does, get out there. There are tons of spots for bass, speckled perch, By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFFWRITER Fantastic Father contest winner announcedCOURTESY PHOTOKarl Engler.WINNER| 7Lead juror: No reasonable doubt of guilt WINGOLEWD | 10 FUN | 7 NMLS# 532532 Member FDICAvon Park 800 West Main St. 863.453.6000 Lake Placid 600 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.699.1300 Sebring 320 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1300 Sun n Lake 5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1322 Locally Owned, Community FROM BANK FEES.Make the switch to Heartland for great community bank who gives you the personal attention you need. Ask us about no fees on Business Checking, Personal Checking (50+) and more! BEadno=3573391


A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ SEBRING „ A pickup truck hit a semi-trailer Friday at U.S. 27 and State Road 66, then took off, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. A FHP report released Saturday states that at 8:15 a.m. Friday, 56-year-old Timothy Alan of Wimauma was stopped in his 2018 Volvo semi-trailer on SR 66, facing east at the U.S. 27 intersection. He was waiting at the red light to make a left turn. When his light turned green, he moved forward to make that left turn. At that time, a southbound gray Ford F150 pickup failed to stop at the red light. It hit the left front corner of the semi with its right front, then kept going, authorities added. FHP estimates the truck is less than 10 years old: 2009-2014 model. It should have minor damage to the front passenger side and passenger rear mirror. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.FHP seeks hit-and-run driverBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER Board to consider bell schedule changes at 4 schoolsSEBRING „ The School Board of Highlands County will consider approving bell time adjustments that will slightly lengthen the school day at four schools for the 2018-19 school year. The agenda for Tuesdays School Board meeting shows proposed bell changes at Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring middle schools and Lake Placid High School. The proposed changes are: € Avon Park Middle end of school day from 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. € Lake Placid Middle end of school day from 3 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. € Sebring Middle start of school day from 8:15 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. € Lake Placid High end of school day from 2:57 p.m. to 3:12 p.m. The School Board will also vote on approval of the “scal year 2017-18 salary schedule, “scal year 2018-19 salary schedule and the “scal year 2018-19 ”ex calendars. Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge said typically the salary schedules are presented on the board agenda at least twice during in the school year. Also, the School Board will consider approving the annual fees for the AVID program at its secondary schools and Lake Placid, Fred Wild and Avon elementary schools. The total cost is $99,399. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps students reach their goals and prepare for college. The School Board of Highlands County will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Garland Boggus Board Room, 426 School St., Sebring. By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFHill-Gustat Middle School is one of four schools that has a proposed bell schedule change for the 2018-19 school year. SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. The English chocolate company Cadbury made the “rst chocolate bar in the world in 1842. 2. In the “lm Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock used Bosco chocolate syrup for blood in the famous shower scene. 3. Although cacao originated in Central and South America more than 4,000 years ago, now approximately 70 percent of the worlds cacao is grown in Africa. Cote dlvoire is the single largest producer of cocoa, providing roughly 40 percent of the worlds supply. 4. Hershey Kisses were “rst introduced in 1907 5. Cacao trees can live to be 200 years old, but they produce marketable cocoa beans for only 25 years. Source: https://www. chocolate-facts adno=3585789 adno=3586722 Join Phillip Statler Every Saturday 12pm 1pm and Sundays 10am 11am YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS147 S. Ridgewood Dr. I Sebring, FL 33870863-382-0037 Investment advisory services offered through Statler Financial Services, Inc. F i i i i l l S S i i I I Call us FOR FREE RISK analysisRequest your free X-Ray ReviewWWTK AM 730 Your X-Ray Review will: Show you if youre exposed to fees or hidden charges. And how to rectify this. Measure the level of risk your portfolio is exposed to. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 **OFFICIAL**NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTIONI, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in HIGHLANDS County, State of Florida, on the SIXTH Day of NOVEMBER, 2018, A.D., to ll or retain the following oces: United States Senator Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet Chief Financial Ocer Florida Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture State Senator: District 26 State Representative: District 55 Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 27 and 28 School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 3 and 4 Spring Lake Improvement District: Seats 4 and 5 Sun N Lake of Sebring Improvement District: 1 Member adno=3558457Bobs Vets/Alan Jay KIA/Toyota support Vietnam VetsSEBRING „ Bobs Vets along with Alan Jay KIA and Toyota came together to assist with a need for a local veterans chapter. Alan Jay KIA General Manager Todd Leonard said Bobs Vets, which formed a few months ago, meets at 9 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Bob Evans restaurant, Sebring. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Sebring Chapter 1097 purchased a building that needed a new roof, and they were able to help fund it with both his KIA store and Alan Jay Toyota donating a designated dollar amount for every car sold in May, he explained. It all stays in Highlands County, which was important to us,Ž Leonard said. Leonard and Alan Jay Toyota General Manager Tony Pate presented a check for $9,200 to Vietnam Veterans of America, Sebring Chapter 1097 President Howard Osgood. Bobs Vets is an interesting phenomenon with about 45 people, veterans and family members, in the group. In 2010, a small group of veterans began to meet for breakfast at their local Bob Evans Restaurant in St. Petersburg. The group was quickly joined by more and more veterans, their families and friends. Bobs Vets now meet at several local Central Florida Bob Evans Restaurants. For more information about Bobs Vets contact Leonard at 813-5254180 or Rob Farabee at 863-446-2870.By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFFrom left: Alan Jay Toyota General Manager Tony Pate and Alan Jay KIA General Manager Todd Leonard present a check for $9,200 to Vietnam Veterans of America, Sebring Chapter 1097, President Howard Osgood during Thursday mornings meeting of Bobs Vets at the Bob Evans restaurant, Sebring. Bobs Vets members look on during check presentation Thursday morning at the Bob Evans restaurant, Sebring. (From left to right: Stephen Piccione, M.D, Cheri McCue, M.D., Sunaina Khurana, M.D, Christina Hill, ARNP)MILLENNIUM PHYSICIAN GROUP NOW IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY! Millennium Physician Groups mission is to connect patients to the best doctors, service and quality for every patient, every time. €€€ We are proud to be new members of this amazing community! www. MillenniumPhysician .comCALL US T O DAY!Sebr i ng2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 202-8100Av o n Park1659 US 27 North Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 657-0710 adno=3587864 Alan Holmes, AAMSFinancial Advisor.2160 Lakeview Dr Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-4450 www.edwardjones.comMember SIPC Annual Percentage Yield (APY) eective 03/12/18. CDs oered by Edward Jones are bankissued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit or contact your “nancial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor can lose principal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in market value. Early withdrawal may not be permitted. Yields quoted are net of all commissions. CDs require the distribution of interest and do not allow interest to compound. CDs oered through Edward Jones are issued by banks and thrifts nationwide. All CDs sold by Edward Jones are registered with the Depository Trust Corp. (DTC).Call or visit your local “nancial advisor today. Compare Our CD RatesBank-issued, FDIC-insured%Minimum deposit Minimum deposit Minimum deposit APY*%APY*%APY*1.95 2.05 2.30$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 3-month 6-month 1-yearadno=3574338


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 adno=3587997 OBITUARIESBeverly J. DeSantaBeverly Jo (Gran) DeSanta, 80, of Sebring, Florida passed away on June 3, 2018 at Bayfront Medical Center, Saint Petersburg, Florida, after succumbing to her injuries. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Aug. 25, 1937 to the late Earl and Marie (Alexander) Gran. She grew up in Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area before moving to Florida in 1971. She lived in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, Florida prior to moving to Sebring. She was a member of Unity Life Enrichment Centre as well as St. Catherines Catholic Church. Beverly was a registered nurse, having worked as a psychiatric and mental health home health nurse until retiring last year. She was also a licensed Realtor and a graduate of the Barnum and Bailey Clown College. Beverly was a member of the Republican National Committee, the Highlands County Tea Party, the Moose Lodge, and the VFW. She enjoyed riding her horse Prince,Ž dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by daughters, Kimberly (Ivester) OBrien and Kelly (Ivester) (Morris) Brannen; son-in law, Keith OBrien; granddaughters, Meghan ( OBrien) Cera and Shannon OBrien; grandson, Ryan Morris; and great-grandsons, Benjamin Morris, Preston Morris, Colin Cera and Jayce Cera. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas DeSanta, and her daughter, Karen Ivester. A Celebration of Life service for Beverly and Nick DeSanta will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the VFW #4300 (Sebring) followed by a reception at the Moose Lodge #2259 (East Sebring). Name: Honey Breed: English bulldog Sex: Female Info: Honey is 5 years old and needs to “nd a good home where she can be indoors. 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 is needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering low-cost dental care. They also have a low cost spay/ neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863-655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the weekSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOHoney is a 5-year-old English bulldog who is looking for a good home where she can live indoors. HIGHLANDS COUNTY „ School is out for the summer and the kids cant wait to sleep in and play all day. But just because theyre out for the summer, doesnt mean that mom and dad dont still have jobs to go to. Or maybe you just want to make sure that the little ones get the same healthy meals for breakfast and lunch that they received the past nine months in school. Whatever the reason, 13 of Highlands Countys schools are offering free meals for kids and teens this summer. Summer BreakSpot provides free meals to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer. There is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal. From now until Wednesday, June 27, Lake Placid Middle School will offer breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fred Wild Elementary School will be serving meals now through Friday, July 13, with breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All three high schools, as well as Lake Placid Elementary School, will be serving now until Friday, July 20. Serving times are: Avon Park High, breakfast from 8-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lake Placid Elementary breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:15-11:45 a.m. Lake Placid High, breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Sebring High, breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The remaining schools will all be available now through Friday, July 27: Avon Elementary, breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11-11:30 a.m. Cracker Trail Elementary, breakfast from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lake Country Elementary, breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memorial Elementary, breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Park Elementary, breakfast from 8-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Sun N Lake Elementary, breakfast from 8:15-8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 am. to noon. Woodlawn Elementary, breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information on all sites in Highlands County, visit Free summer meals for kids, teensROBERT MILLERNEWS CLERK COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSTea party to meetSEBRING The Highlands tea party will have its next meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. Dinner is at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Ben Albritton, candidate for Florida senator District 26. Free ask-a-lawyer clinicAVON PARK Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. will hold a free Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic for low income individuals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the Avon Park Public Library, 100 Museum Ave. in Avon Park. To secure a consultation, call Sheena Robinson at 863-688-7376, Ext. 3018 by Monday. S.A.L.T. meeting scheduledSEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comTribute to our dadsLet us not forget that June 17 is Fathers Day. As we get older, isnt it amazing how our dads get smarter and he can do almostŽ anything? He has gained lots of experience all of a sudden as we grow up. We now realize how much more we could have learned if we would have only listened more when he was trying to talk to us. What is a dad? A person who is found to endure childbirth without anesthetic and is loving and kind, listens to problems, suggests ideas and can be one of your best friends. He has patience most of the time and is proud of your accomplishments, but when things go wrong, he can also be very helpful with your problems and will give you good advice when you need it. If you are lucky and have your dad with you, show and tell him you love him (men like to be told they are loved also). Show him you are not a sissy and be proud of him while he is still here, for once he is gone, he is gone. If your dad has passed, I pray you have good memories of your time with him. Remember some of the favorite sayings that dad has: Go ask your mother. I love you son. I love you princess. Be home early. And my favorite one: Dad, is that a tear? No son, I have something in my eye. (Dads cry too.) So honor your dad (and your grandpa) this day. Cherish and love all of the days you have with him. Forget the gifts of ties, socks and give him a big hug or kiss and do one of the chores without being told. Dont forget to say thank you dad. Happy Fathers Day to all of your great guys out there, wherever you may be. God bless you all and God bless America.Suzanne Krueger Lake Placid Trump Derangement syndrome Robert DeNiro, articulate icon of the Hollywood left and avowed Trump Derangement sufferer, while hosting the Tony Awards ceremony on national TV, preceeded his opening remarks with F... TrumpŽ not once but twice to a standing ovation. A teaching moment for all to see as this prominent and esteemed member of the radical left and his minions usher civility and decency further into the pits to a standing O,Ž egads! What have we as a society come to? Those many of us voting for the president, tired of the Washington Kabuki dance by Republicans and Democrats, got what we voted for. The man delivers his promises, accomplishes much, is a breath of fresh air and may still yet drain the swamp. Love him or hate him, he deserves better that DeNiros despicable performance. As one of our prominent beer producers once opined, this ones for you bud!Ž Get over it!J. Richard Lensis Avon ParkDo the mathPhilip Levine, a Democrat running for governor, wants to give Florida teachers a $10,000 a year raise in pay. According to statistics, there are approximately 180,000 teachers in the state of Florida. Anyone doing the math will “nd that comes to almost $2 billion a year. Where does Mr. Levine think the money is coming from? Im curious.Larry Power Sebring A little bead of sweat started to build at the bottom of my neck. The sweat dripped straight over each vertebra of my spine and disappeared over the tailbone. My soon to be father-inlaw had his big mans arm draped over my shoulder pulling me intimately close like we were on a third date. It was 1:45 in the afternoon on a sweltering July 30th. Son,Ž he said. I feel like I can call you son, since it looks like you are going to make it.Ž I wasnt sure. In less than 15 minutes I was to marry his only daughter, and he had me in his big mans embrace. I was in long sleeves and a tux. The tuxedo absorbed the sweat that passed through the shirt on this steaming humid afternoon. Son, Im going to give you some advice about being married.Ž I thought, now? Hes got to be kidding. Even my boutonniere was starting to wilt. Son, after I give you this advice, Im never going to give you any marriage advice ever again.Ž Oh, I thought, maybe this sounds like a good idea after all. Son, just say yes.Ž What? Seeing my confusion, he added, When she says do you want to eat Italian, you say yes. When she says do I look good in this dress, you say yes. Thats all Ive got to say.Ž And then this farmer from Missouri gave me a 6-foot-2 hug and sent me off to the front of the church to marry his only daughter. I guess he assumed I was now fully prepared for a lifetime of marriage. I was younger then. I knew that unlike his generation Janie and I were going to be a couple formed by equals. We made decisions together „ equally. John lived to be 90. True to his word, he never again gave me any advice about being married. Not when I let my kids run wild at his house and failed to properly discipline them. Not when I corrected my wife on some small matter in front of her parents. Im not the quickest learner, so it took me far too long to learn from the master. Too many needless arguments. John saw my mistakes and, in silence, watched me learn an important life lesson in my own sweet time. More than a decade after that steamy July afternoon, it started to sink in. I wondered why hed been so patient with me, so I asked him. John, why didnt you tell me that your just say yes, meant there were hundreds of small decisions I wouldnt really care about, but your daughter would and I should just say yes. That I should save my arguing for the really big moments in our marriage instead of arguing about all the small stuff that doesnt matter.Ž John came over to me and didnt say a word. Just put that big arm around me and once again hugged me close. This time I hugged him back. Together, father and son. 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@ .Father and son „ just say yes Mothers Day entices all of the warm, fuzzy feelings we have for the mother in our life … whether it is a birth mother, an adopted mother, a step-mother, a grandmother or the mother of a friend who treats you like one of their own. Why is that Fathers Day is overlooked by the vast majority as just another day on the calendar? According to the National Retail Federation, there are “ve reasons why Fathers Day isnt as big as Mothers Day. According to, the “rst Fathers Day was celebrated in 1910 in the state of Washington, but the recognition didnt come easy. A West Virginia church sponsored the nations “rst event in July 1908 explicitly in honor of fathers. It was a Sunday sermon, but it wasnt a joyous one. Instead, it was in memory of the 362 men who had died in the previous Decembers explosions at a coal mine in Monongah. It was a one-time commemoration. The next year, according to, a Washington woman tried to establish an of“cial equivalent to Mothers Day for male parents. As one of six children raised by a widower, she had a strong interest in the recognition. She went to local churches, the YMCA, shopkeepers and government of“cials to drum up support for her idea. She was successful. That year was 1910. It was not until 1972 … 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mothers Day of“cial … that Fathers Day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. The website stated that the campaign to celebrate the nations fathers did not meet with the same enthusiasm. One ”orist commented it may have been because fathers havent the same sentimental appeal that mothers have.Ž Perhaps the reason the day isnt celebrated as much is because men think any sentimental gifts may put their man card into question. Perhaps its because the typicalŽ Fathers Day gifts of ties and keychains are a bit boring for todays shopper, or simply because its harder to buy dad a gift that he will truly appreciate. Since most dads work hard just having an opportunity to spend time with their children is a gift in itself. Even if dad works close by, he may work long hours and, of course, there are always things around the house that need to be “xed or a yard that needs to be mowed, which means even more hours of work when they are home. Sadly, some of us may have been raised without a dad in our life. That man of the houseŽ role may have been “lled by our mom or another father “gure in the family, perhaps a step-father, an uncle, a grandfather, or even an older brother. They too deserve to be remembered and honored, not because they helped bring you into this world, but because they have been there in the tough times when you needed someone more than mom. Today we honor you, the dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles and family friends who have stepped in to provide for, protect, and teach us. How could ever forget you? Why would we not want to celebrate you? You too deserve your own special day. Happy Fathers Day.Dads are special tooOUR VIEW YOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. 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Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 older adults we admire in order to emulate the qualities we would most like to have ourselves. This happened to me when I was a student at the University of Florida. I took inventory of my strengths and weaknesses. Academically, I was doing well, but in other areas I struggled. I had never been athletic or in good physical condition, and because of that I felt weak and undisciplined. My lack of con“dence would affect my moods and sometimes even my ability to get out of bed in the morning; I knew this was not positive and it had to change. In order to make changes in my life, I didnt have to look far for inspiration: my father was right there in front of me. My father came to this country after World War II with his family; he was born in 1939, so the majority of his childhood was spent in war-torn Europe, escaping into bomb shelters, evading artillery, and hoping to live through the horror in order to be reunited with his father. Yet when my dad came to the U.S. he quickly learned a new language, made friends, played sports. Once when a guidance counselor told him he shouldnt go to college, my father thought, Ill show him how wrong he is.Ž And he did by earning a football scholarship to Clemson University and graduating. He then earned two more degrees after that. If this man who endured so much adversity as a young child could overcome these obstacles through mental toughness and determination, I could overcome the minor impediments I encountered during college life. I kept this example at the forefront of my mind, and it started to make a difference. My father was a college athlete, a coach, and has continued to remain active throughout his life. As a non-athletic person „ I cannot catch, dribble, throw, or hit a ball „ I had become intimidated by athletes and didnt participate in any physical activity. But I saw my dad get up every morning at 4:45 to jog with colleagues. I suddenly realized that a jog was accessible, so I started jogging and taking aerobics classes. I became “t; my con“dence soared. I was asked to start teaching aerobics classes at the gym; my con“dence leapt ever-higher. In high school, my dad had been my principal. For some kids that would be bothersome, but for me I was thrilled that I was able to see my father so much. As an educator, he truly inspired me because he always had empathy for young people; he was fair and just, but he didnt judge „ he had compassion and would always focus on a students potential or positive qualities. I remember driving away from the school one day and commenting on the minor nefarious activities of a group of kids we passed. My dad just laughed and said, yeah, but theyre really great kids.Ž When he said that, my eyes were opened, and I realized that I wanted to be able to look at people without judgment and with appreciation and compassion. Of course, he had suspended them for their misbehavior, but he saw the good, and from that moment this has been a guiding principle in my own life. I remember going for a jog one morning with my dad and asking him if he felt pain when he ran „ I had muscle soreness myself. He replied, of course.  Then he told me stories of when he played football in college and the only part of his body that didnt hurt would be his eyelids. Finally, he said, you know, you just put one foot in front of the other and keep going.Ž This may sound ridiculously simplistic, but I “nd it incredibly wise. This is truly what we do in life. No matter the adversity we face, we acknowledge our responsibilities and commitments, we stay true to the person we choose to be, and we put one foot in front of the other and continue toward our goal. I feel so fortunate to have my father. Throughout my life he has provided unwavering love and support. He is a man of sincere and quiet faith, and I admire his steadfast devotion. I have always said to my own two sons that my goal is to be the kind of parent to them that my own parents have been to me. I dont know that I can ever attain the integrity, self-discipline and strength of character that my own father has, but I am grateful that I have such a model to aspire to for myself and my sons and grandson.Honorable mentionMy name is Juana Guerra and Im 51 years old. I would love to tell you a little about the man I call Father. He is truly an amazing man; he is kind, loving and caring not only to people but also to all types of animals. His name is Lazaro Padron, but every one knows him best by Pipo.Ž He is my father, my Godfather, my friend, and my hero. I want him and everyone to know how much I love and appreciate him. Thank you for always being here for me. I love Pipo!WINNERFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOSLazaro Padron.bluegill, shellcracker or warmouth. Dont snap your line. Canoeing GS Outdoors LLC will guide you on a trip along Arbuckle Creek from Lake Arbuckle to Lake Istokpoga. Email them at gsoutdoorsLLC@gmail. com. Beware of gators. Ballooning Brandon Balloons will set you up to soar over the counties lakes and countryside. Contact them at info@, (863) 225-2727 or @ BrandonBalloons on Twitter. Take a deep breath and dont fall out. Exploring Archbold Biological Station, founded in 1941, studies and protects 5,193 acres of globally signi“cant Florida scrub on the south end of Lake Wales Ridge. Have a guided tour, or a self-guided tour (dont get lost): archbold@, (863) 465-2571 or @ ArchboldBiologicalStation on Twitter. Gol“ng Set up a tee time on any of the countys 10 premiere golf courses „ www.visitsebring. com/activities/gol“ng „ or book a tour on the Citrus Golf Trail „ Dont hook your shot. Racing Take a test drive on the Sebring International Raceway with an experienced driver to see what its like to do a lap or two of a 12-hour endurance race. Contact at www.sebringraceway. com, (800) 626-7223 or @SebringRaceway on Twitter. Strap in and enjoy the ride. Kart Racing Sebring Kart Racing gives you a race experience on a smaller scale, with a track that mimics the layout of the Sebring International Raceway. Contact at www.gokart”, (863) 212-3231 or @ SebringKartRacing on Twitter. Be careful the young ones dont pass you too many times. Hunting Outwest Farms Hunting in Venus has alligator, wild boar or white tailed deer on their ranch. Contact them at ”oridahuntingout“tter. com, (863) 634-3262 or @ OutwestFarmsHunting on Twitter. Stay clear of the teeth, tusks and antlers. Airboating Glide over Arbuckle Creek or Lake Istokpoga to see wild alligators, birds and many other animals. Airboat Wildlife Adventures „ www.airboatwildlifeadventures. com, (863) 655-4737 or @ AirboatWildlifeAdventures „ or Bullfrog Airboat Tours, (863) 634-6878, will set you up. Keep your hat on. Sitting Maxwell Groves country store has fresh squeezed orange juice, local honey and other gifts. Relax in one of the orange rocking chairs on the front porch with a cone of fresh orange ice cream. Sampling If you missed Saturdays BBQ & BoozeŽ hosted by Smoke Shack BBQ and co-sponsored by Sugar Sand Distillery, dont fret. Theres always next weekend. Schedule a tour of Sugar Sand Distillery „ @sugarsanddistillery or (863) 449-0470 „ then call Smoke Shack BBQ „ @smokeshackbbq280 or (863) 699-2221 „ to order a pulled pork platter for dinner that night. Fun Dining Enjoy telling tales about what you did over platters of gator tail, frog legs or steak at Cowpokes Watering Hole„ @cowpokeswateringhole or (863) 314-9459 „ or the Wild Turkey Tavern „ @ thewildturkeytavern or (863) 452-5284. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 have an antique furniture silent auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 21 and June 22, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at 137 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring. Eat American comfort foodAVON PARK The Voiture 899 40&8 veterans organization will host an American comfort food dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at VFW Post No. 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive. Menu includes fried chicken, sweet potato tots, coleslaw and apple crumb with or without ice cream. Cost is $8 and the public is welcome. Dining area is smoke free. Proceeds go to help 40&8 programs. Democratic Womens Club to meetSEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County will have its next regular meeting Saturday, June 23, at DEC Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesday). Meet-and-greet begins at 9:30 a.m. and meeting is at 10 a.m. Come early for refreshments. Guest speaker is Boca Brittany. There will also be a Juneteenth celebration. For more information, call 863-385-0008 or 863-385-8601.BRIEFSFROM PAGE 5The science of sound at Avon Park libraryAVON PARK „ Join Professor DoDad for The Science of Sound,Ž a high-energy science show coming to the Avon Park Library at 3 p.m. Tuesday. DoDad will bring audience-involved experiments, original music, puppetry, and laughter for all ages. Youll be captivated by his wonderful science experiments and demonstrations. Kids will get to measure just how many decibels they can yell. This event will be educational and fun, and its free. Professor DoDad, also known as Darren Casteel, is a professional childrens entertainer and educator who performs over 200 shows a year in libraries, schools, museums and churches worldwide. He has also designed and built puppets for many companies, including the American Red Cross. Science is fun with DoDads Lab! The Avon Park Public Library is located at 100 N. Museum Avenue. For more information contact the library at 863-452-3803 or visit the librarys website at TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOJoin Professor DoDad for The Science of Sound,Ž a high-energy science show coming to the Avon Park Library on Tuesday at 3 p.m. In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion 3600 South Highlands Ave. | Sebring, FL 33870 | trouble breathing Dizziness, passing out, fainting Pain in the arm, jaw, or anywhere in body Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk or move Possible broken bone t, w y o o ve e Seizures Severe headache High fever Severe allergic reaction with swelling, hives Coughing or throwing up bloodSource: To speak to a registered nurse or for a physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse 24/7 at 866-442-2362 WHEN ITS S IOUS.Sometimes it can be dicult to know when a trip to the emergency department is necessary. If you or your child exhibit any of the following warning signs take immediate action. YOUR GO-TO ER adno=3578085 adno=3587843


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 SFSC graduates 22 law enforcement officersAVON PARK „ On Thursday, June 14, 20 graduates of South Florida State Colleges (SFSC) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy, Class 255 and two graduates of the Crossover Academy, Class 352, were recognized at a ceremony on the SFSC Highlands Campus, in Avon Park. BLE graduates who received occupational certi“cates were Tyler Avery, Christopher Baty, Emily Beck, Christopher Berish, Adrian BrunoPerez, Jason Cohen, Steven A. Gilliard, Alex Hipple, William M. Jones, John P. Martinez, Pablo Mier, Joaquim T. Mustapha, Manuel Resendiz, Marcos Santiago, Luke Schmidt, Austin Springer, Dylan Staub, Austin Velasquez, Lee R. Westman, and Darlene Young. Crossover graduates receiving their occupational certi“cates were Michael G. Cauley and Jose A. Garcia. Before receiving individual awards and certificates, keynote speaker deputy Jacob Riley of the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce addressed the new of“cers. Riley urged the graduates, When you get hired and raise your right hand to take that oath many have taken before you, take it with pride. Remember, the badge says who hired you. Your name plate says who raised you. Make sure in all you do, you never disgrace either of them. If you “nd yourself down or stressed, just remember these Bible passages: Matthew 5:9 and Psalms 82:3-4.Ž To the families of the graduates, Riley said, Long 12-hour shifts, holidays, missed birthdays, and the occasional hurricane can bring stress on us as a whole. Love, support, and understanding when [your loved ones] are not at home make this career just a little less stressful. Know that they are doing this to make a difference in your community so that you and your children can have a better and safe life.Ž Special awards were presented to Jason Cohen who earned top honors for his academic excellence while William M. Jones was recognized as Class Leader and scored the Top Firearms award for his work on the shooting range. Cohen presented Sheriff Paul Blackman of the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce a donation toward the Deputy William Gentry Fund on behalf of Class 255. SFSCs BLE occupational certi“cate program trains students to become law enforcement of“cers in Florida. By successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the state certi“cation examination to become certi“ed law enforcement of“cers. The Correction to Law Enforcement (Crossover) occupational certi“cate program trains currently employed corrections of“cers to become law enforcement of“cers in Florida. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the state certi“cation examination to become certi“ed law enforcement of“cers. For more information about either of these programs, visit south” or call SFSCs Criminal Justice Academy at 863-784-7285.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN Sheri Paul Blackman of the Highlands County Sheris Oce accepts a donation to the Deputy William Gentry Fund from Jason Cohen on behalf of Class 255. COURTESY PHOTOClass Photo (front, left): Austin Velasquez, Darlene Young, Pablo Mier, Austin Springer, Luke Schmidt, Marcos Santiago, Michae l G. Cauley, Christopher Baty, Joaquim Mustapha, Dylan Staub, Jason Cohen. (back, left): Adrian Bruno-Perez, Alex Hipple, Christophe r Berish, Lee R. Westman, Emily Beck, Jose A. Garcia, John P. Martinez, Manuel Resendiz, Tyler Avery, Steven Gilliard, and Willia m M. 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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 underage female victims, Houchin said. That jury also found Wingo guilty of extortion/threats, two counts of solicitation to commit video voyeurism and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Circuit Court Judge Anthony Ritenour sentenced Wingo to 26 years in prison in that case. Arrest reports said Wingo had befriended a 16-year-old girl, who likewise considered Wingo a friend, at “rst. After a while, however, he began showing unusual interest in her friends, reports said, asking such things as which ones she thought were the hottest.Ž In opening statements, Assistant State Attorney Courtney Lenhart told the jury Wingo found a nude sel“e of the girl on an electronic device and used it as leverage to get the girl to take nude photos of other girls. Lenhart said Wingo threatened otherwise to send her nude photo to her classmates and post copies of it at her school. Had he done so, that would have violated Florida Statutes, Chapter 847, on obscenity. The girl complied, concerned about her reputation, Lenhart said. Reports said Wingos behavior progressed to a point that if she wanted to go somewhere, like a friends house, hed only allow it if she supplied him with naked pictures of her friends. If she was grounded or on punishment, reports said, Wingo would lift that punishment if she would supply him with nude photos of friends. The girl also wanted to become a law enforcement of“cer, Lenhart said. Wingo threatened to plant marijuana in her bedroom, get her arrested, and prevent her from ever becoming an of“cer, she said. Arrest reports said he instructed the girl to shower with friends and pretend to use her phone while getting photos. Reports said deputies found the photos on the girls phone, as well as a KiK social media chat between her and Wingo, coordinating how she would get photos and send them to him. Wingos defense attorney at that trial, William David McNeal, told jurors that investigators from the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce didnt “nd the nude sel“e. He also said the girl never mentioned being coerced into taking photos until the second time she was interviewed. McNeal also said Wingo would admit he encouraged the girl to take photos of other girls, but denied threatening her. Houchin said McNeal was also the one who argued, successfully, to have Wingos charges for the separate victims split into two trials. However, before the second trial occurred, McNeal and Wingo had a falling out, Houchin said, and Wingo got Meeks as his attorney. Highlands News-Sun staff writer Jay Meisel contributed to this report.LEWDFROM PAGE 1 The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 8: Joshua Lee Anderson, 29, Avon Park, charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration law. Ronald Franklin Parker, 45, Sebring, on charges of fraud and two charges of larceny. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 9:Montrae Terrell Braswell, 19, Avon Park, on charges of ”ee/elude police, drug equipment possession and two charges of marijuana possession. Jordan Ross Hinojosa, 32, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession, possession of concealed handcuff key while in custody, drug equipment possession, smuggling contraband and probation violation. Terrell Jarod James, 27, Avon Park, charged with driving on suspended license. Amanda Lynn Morel, 35, Lake Placid, on charges of larceny and fraud. Gerald Wayne Thomas, 43, Sebring, on charges of burglary and criminal mischief. Javatar Martes White, 34, Lake Wales, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 10:Kayla Lynne Geist, 27, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Willie Dee Lowe, 29, Sebring, charged with “ring a missile into a dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft. Shauna Marie McGraw, 33, Sebring, on charges of disorderly intoxication, drug equipment possession and drug possession. Steven Anthony Pickett, 31, Sebring, on charges of possession of a weapon by convicted felon, burglary, marijuana possession, larceny, drug possession and drug equipment possession. Javon Lamar Seymour, 27, Avon Park, on charges of driving on suspended license and fraud. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 11:Daryl Duane Blake, 53, Sebring, amphetamine traf“cking and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 12:Andrew Tyrone Crump, 29, Sebring, charged with possession of obscene material depicting a child. Marty Lenn Hickey, 54, Sebring, on charges of conspiracy to tamper with a witness, unlawful use of a two-way communications device, tampering with a witness and solicitation to compound a felony. Devan Ray Miller, 22, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Norman Earl Ritchey, 34, Lake Placid, on charges of drug equipment possession, cocaine possession, marijuana possession, drug possession and carrying a concealed weapon. Jason Danny Sims, 35, Sebring, charged with fraud, retail theft and petit theft. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 13:Letitia Ann Asher, 31, Avon Park, on charges of drug possession and resisting an of“cer. Catherine Elizabeth Brown, 37, Avon Park, on three charges of failure to appear. Brendan Michael Kelly, 30, Sebring, charged with larceny. Scott Allan McIntyre, 32, Sebring, charged with grand theft auto. Miguel Angel Molina, 26, Sebring, charged with probation violation. 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LOCAL SPORTSKimura leads Bassmaster Central OpenJapanese angler Kenta Kimura has two solid reasons to be excited about bass “shing competition on Saturday in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open. First and foremost, he holds the lead after two competition days on the Red River. Today, Kimura caught four bass weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, for a total weight of 21-2. The pro angler from Osaka was one “sh shy of a “ve-bass limit. The second reason to be optimistic is that Kimura will have fewer competitors working the same spots he did during the “rst two rounds. He will no longer have to share the area with other anglers because the “eld is being cut to the Top 12 pros during the championship round. Having only 11 other boats on the water will be very big for me,Ž he said. There were a lot of boats “shing in my area, too many to make it good for just one angler.Ž Patrick Walters faired much better, moving from 23rd place into the runner-up spot with a limit weighing 11-11 and an overall total of 20-4. Sam George climbed from 20th to third with 19-15. Gary Clouse of La Vergne is fourth with 194, and Marvin Ettredge is “fth with 19-3. Noel Allen Jr. leads the co-angler division with 12-14. Brandon Sanchez holds down second with 11-6, and Keith Glasby is third with 9-1. Kimura admittedly dislikes the slow pace required for “nesse “shing, but the tactic is paying off. One lure is doing the SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN JAMES OVERSTRRET/B.A.S.S. PHOTOKenta Kimura is the leader of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open No. 3 held on the Red River.BASS | 3 The Freshwater “shing forecast for the third week of June gives anglers the waxing of the “rst quarter moon phase and a rainy season weather forecast that will produce a mild easterly wind for the next four days along with the usual afternoon thunderstorms. All “shing factors considered, we will still enjoy the diminishing bene“ts of last weeks super new moon. Solar energy levels are still above the norm and will create better-than-average “shing results during solar and lunar period-overlap times. This solunar effect will last through this Wednesdays “rst-quarter moon phase. Wind speeds will barely climb into the ideal mile per hour range over the next four days. Today through Tuesday a maximum speed of 7 miles-per-hour is forecast for the midday hours but before and after that period speeds will be 5 miles-per-hour or less. Wednesday through Friday the wind shifts out of the west with speeds under 5 milesper-hour for a daily high speed. Of all the “shing factors, wind is the most important or the most crucial factor of them all „ more true for arti“cial bait anglers than live bait anglers. It should be noted that, wind, is a byproduct of atmospheric pressure change. You dont have wind when there is no pressure change up or down. With an 8-12 mile-per-hour wind speed, wave-action just below whitecap development speed, produces a surface zone of about a 12-to 16-inch depth which disperses light which greatly helps in hiding the fake-element of the arti“cial bait, both in appearance and action. Wave action also produces a higher turbidity level which adds a stealth status environment (low visibility) causing arti“cial baits to be more identi“ed by the “sh through vibration Low wind challenges anglers Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER ANGLERS | 3 SEBRING The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour held its third event of the summer Thursday and Friday at Sebring Golf Club. The two-day, EMCI Wireless Championship attracted a “eld of 37 junior golfers ages 6-18, who posted some impressive scores considering the oppressive heat and humidity. It was a good event,Ž said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. We had a good turnout and the kids posted some solid scores considering the conditions. Id like to see more kids out here because golf is a great game, but well keep doing the best we can for the ones that are out here.Ž In the boys 16-18 age group, Dylan Crawford “nished “rst with rounds of 81-75 and a two-day total of 156, Will Redding placed second at 161, Zach Deuberry came in third place with a 171, Will Celentano was at 193, Clayton Osha and Nick Piccione tied at 217 and Zac Taylor was at 222. Dylan really played well the second day with that 75 and came from behind to win that age group,Ž Kesling said. Will is right there and Zach is getting better. Beckham Donovan won the boys 14-15 division with rounds of 83-81 for a total of 164, Cade Scarborough came in second place at 179, Ranen Carmichael was third at 187, Zach Doorlag shot a 191, Owen Moses was at 202, Ashton Grif“n “nished with a 210, Ethan Kinney had a 213 and Kaleb Revels was at 248. Beckham played well and there is some good talent in that age group,Ž Kesling said. In the boys 11-13 age group which played nine holes each day, Ben Trevino “nished “rst after rounds of 40-46 for a total of 86, Jay Walkup placed second at 90, Marquez Angeles was third with a 92, Trent Bray had a 97, Matthew Suarez was at 99, Ian Frasier shot a 101, Brody Hall had a 108, JR Redding shot a 118, Samuel Braxton totaled 124 and Kale Henderson had a 127. Ben is a really good player and has played on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour for the last few years,Ž said Kesling. Jay had a good round on Friday and chipped in for birdie on the last hole which is a great way to “nish a round. Thats a fun age group to watch.Ž Dillon Parnell won the boys 9-10 age group with a two-day total of 80, Devin Wortinger Junior golfers play onBy MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITERSertoma Junior Golf Tour holds 2-day event at Sebring Golf Club MARK PINSON/STAFFMelanie Suarez watches this putt on the 18th green during Thursdays Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Sebring Golf Club. Twelve-year-old Samuel Braxton chips up to the eighth green during Thursdays rst round of the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour EMCI Wireless Championship at Sebring Golf Club.GOLF | 5 Avon Park edges Lake PlacidDixie district tournaments begin at Durrah MartinAVON PARK … It was a soggy Friday night as the Avon Park Red Devils faced the Lake Placid Green Dragons in the double elimination AAA District Tournament at Durrah Martin in Avon Park. The Devils did not let the weather affect their game and edged the Dragons with a “nal score of 2-1. On the adjacent “eld the Avon Park Red Devils and the Sebring Blue Streaks were set to faceoff in the double elimination AA Machine Pitch Tournament but Sebring was forced to forfeit the contest due to not having enough players. Lake Placid and Avon Park hit the muddy “eld and battled it out in the rain. The Devils took the lead in the bottom of the “rst. Eric Harrison hit a blooper just out of reach of the shortstops glove for a single. Garrison Rowe then hit a line-drive into left “eld for a single. Paola Vargas stepped to the plate and hammered the ball deep into center“eld for a double driving home both Harrison and Rowe for a two-run hit, giving Avon Park a 2-0 lead. The kids played BY RUTH ANNE LAWSONCORRESPONDENT RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTLake Placid Coach Dustin Taylor watches as Weston Holmes slides safely into third, as Avon Parks Jatavis Fuse tries to get the tag.AVON | 4


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Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.comjob, although declined to disclose the details. I am “shing in a backwater area and it is the only way to get bites,Ž he explained. Kimura also hopes fewer boats lets him expand his strategy to other techniques, including “shing faster and covering more shoreline cover in his best areas. Walters is using a simple but effective strategy that moved him inside the Top 12. We have an eighthour day, and I am focused on keeping a lure in the water instead of doing a lot of running around,Ž he said. Numerous other anglers chose the running around option, and it has failed to pay off. Tournament waters are pools 5, 4 and 3 of the river. The boats launch in the lower end of Pool 5 and have the option of locking into the lower pools. The lengthy mileage and travel time between pools takes away from time better spent “shing. Walters is using a wide selection of lures to cover as much shoreline as possible in his area of Pool 5. George is another angler intentionally focused on areas near the launch site. After takeoff, his area initially received heavy “shing pressure. As boats disappeared and went elsewhere, including other pools, the “shing improved for him. My area got better later in the morning,Ž said George. Ive “shed here enough to know how these “sh react under pressure.Ž Fewer boats, less pressure and better “shing are ideal scenarios for him. Clouse credited prior knowledge of a backwater area and a change up in a textbook presentation as key to his success. Just when I thought I was “shing slow, it wasnt slow enough,Ž said Clouse, the founder and president of Phoenix Boats in Winchester, Tenn. Im just using textbook tactics, but much slower than normal.Ž The “shing is tough on the Red River this week, and evidence is on the scoreboard. On Thursday, the 146 pros only weighed 44 limits of “ve bass. On Friday 21 limits came across the scales. The Opens feature the Central and Eastern divisions with four tournaments apiece. Only one Central Open remains on the schedule. Its in September on Logan Martin Lake in Alabama. The eight winners from the Opens tournaments advance to the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Championship, to be held Oct. 18-20 in Table Rock Lake in Missouri. The Top 10 anglers in point standings from each division also will advance to the championship. The 28 competitors will “sh for invitations to the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series and Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKS Sporting Goods. The top pro angler after Saturdays “nal round wins a Skeeter ZX200 with trailer and rigged with Yamaha VF200LA. A Minn Kota Fortrex, Lowrance Elite Ti 7 and other factory accessories are included. The winning co-angler receives a Triton 179 TrX powered by a Mercury 115 ELPT, a trailer and standard factory accessories.BASSFROM PAGE 1 JAMES OVERSTREET/B.A.S.S. PHOTOKenta Kimura heads out on the water Saturday morning. and action than by appearance, i.e. hydraulic disturbance-feel rather than visual sight identi“cation. Remember, the secret to success is to present your bait as a natural member of the lakes food-chain. When theres not enough wind, the challenge to get this correct becomes very dif“cult, if not impossible. However by downsizing bait, hook, weight, and line, any lack in a natural presentation ability is greatly reduced „ harder to determine what is a fake 2-inch grub or 3-inch worm than it is a 7-inch senko worm attempting to appear as a needle “sh or a Medlock jig mimicking a large crawdad. Its also true that boat presence when there are no waves, is a huge problem. Flipping and pitching baits requires the immediate presence of a very unnatural boat and trolling motor. For this reason I employ the long fan-casting strategy. If youre able to accomplish accurate long casts into small open vegetation areas, the boat factor becomes non-existent. So when theres no wind, go small, go long, and by all means, do itƒ slowly and quietly. And remember, when the lake surface resembles a mirror, it serves as an ear drum for the “sh. So cause them to see, hear, and feel, something small and familiar, moving to cover. Best Fishing Days: Today through Tuesday wind will be just strong enough to mask the anglers presence and bait presentation. The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon underfoot period occurs at 5 a.m. and the sunrise at 6:30 a.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 6-7 from 5-7:30 a.m. Atmospheric pressure has been rising at this time over the past three days and I expect this trend to continue. This period will remain during this sunrise period for the next three to four days „ 5:30-8:30 a.m. The Minor Fishing Period: The moonrise occurs today at 10:36 a.m. and a second pressure rise period has also been happening in the past three days at the same time. I expect this to continue, creating a 5 to 6 rating from 10 a.m. through solar noon at 1:27 p.m. or perhaps later „ depends on when pressure begins to decrease. Prime Monthly Periods: June 26-30, weak full moon; July 1016, super new moon; July 24-29, weak full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-5 hour charter for $225 for one or two anglers, all gear, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Also custom bass “shing charter options available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are now in their mating season 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 where they usually are not so scan areas for gator activity. News: The lake level is at 38.25 feet above sea level, which is the max-level in the 9-inch management-threshold range for June„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 rain-buffer schedule is necessary because the lake “lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 10-11 inches and ”owing a combined 880 cubic feet per second. Interested in “shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comgreat,Ž said Avon Park Coach Doug Lemler. They did not make any errors. They have been practicing really hard. This win, they deserved it and they earned it. I am really proud of them. There were a couple of players who stood out to me tonight. Eric Harrison threw a solid four innings for us and did not give up any runs. Jace King came in and threw solid for me and then went to third and made the snow cone catch that won the game for us. Paola Vargas hit the double that scored our two runs so I am really proud of her.Ž I thought we had a good game,Ž said Avon Parks Paola Vargas. It felt so good to get that double and the two-run RBI. It was good for my team and I. I feel so good because I am a girl and I did this. It is so hard for a girl to do this. I do not think anyone was expecting it from me. My team is so good and I think we will go far.Ž The Dragons rallied in the top of the fourth. Sean Treadwell, Jamison Pollard, and August Stivender each drew walks to load the bases. Zach Huret hit a grounder to shortstop driving home Treadwell for and RBI, cutting the de“cit in half. We did not show up to play,Ž said Lake Placid Coach Dustin Taylor. We should have done a whole lot better than that. We have been at this for eight months. They showed up and did not want to play baseball tonight is all it was. We are going to try to regroup and come back out with a different mentality and try to get a win.Ž Both teams were scheduled to play again on Saturday.AVONFROM PAGE 1 RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTPaola Vargas hit a knocked in Avon Parks runs with a two-run double. The Avon Park AAA team. Lake Placids AJ Hernandez makes contact during Fridays game with Avon Park. SPORTS NEWS BRIEFSDr. Tom McDonald Caladium 5K Coming UpLAKE PLACID Those who are interested in running or walking the annual Dr. Tom McDonald Caladium 5K race on Saturday, July 28, at 7 a.m., can pick up registration forms in the church of“ce of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid or on the church website at fpclp. com. The entry fee for the race is $20 through Friday, July 20 and $30 from July 22nd to race day. The race is sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association and will bene“t The Samaritans Touch Care Center. If you would like to volunteer to help with the race Saturday morning, please call the church at 465-2742.Summer Youth Weekly Tennis Camps OfferedSEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association presents weekly summer tennis camps at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. The camps are for youngsters ages 6-18 and are run by USPTA professional Horace Watkis. The camps run Monday through Friday each week from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $100 per child. Beginners as well as advanced players are welcome to come out and improve their game as well get some great exercise on the clay courts at the Thakkar Tennis Center. For more information, contact Watkis at 863-414-2164 or 863-386-4282. River Greens Golf ClassicThe River Greens Classic golf tournament is returning for another go after last years successful event, which drew a “eld of 65 talented golfers. This years tournament will take place June 23-24, with Friday, June 22, being an optional practice round for players who have signed up. On Saturday, June 23, a full breakfast will be served prior to play and tee times will be between 8 and 9 a.m. On Sunday, June 24, a full breakfast will be served before an 8 a.m. shotgun start, while a steak luncheon and awards will follow the “nal round. The cost is $110 per player and the “eld will be limited to 100 golfers. The event is sponsored by Bill Jarrett Ford and Heartland National Bank, with the proceeds of the event going to help kids in the community. To sign-up for the tournament, call the pro shop at 863-453-5210 or stop by the course at 47 W. Lake Damon Dr. FIRECRACKER 5K approachingSEBRING The annual FIRECRACKER 5K Run/ Walk to celebrate the nations birthday has been set for Wednesday, July 4 at Highlands Hammock State Park with a 7:30 a.m. start. Hosted by the Central Florida Striders, the race will feature numerous competitors decked out in red, white and blue running gear. The race entry fee is $20 through June 26 which includes the custom designed sports tee. Fee increases to $25 after the early entry date. Those needing an entry form may email race director Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast. net and the coach will send one to you. Online registration is available at endurancesportstimimg. com. Come join the fun as they celebrate the fourth with a great run in the park. 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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. „ When Arnoldo Valle-Levinson asks St. Augustine residents what they think of saltwater intrusion, hes often met with eyes as glassy as the Atlantic on a calm morning. The term may be off the radar of some coastal residents but the process is happening, will accelerate and will cause expensive headaches for cities with water systems and for homeowners with wells. Municipalities should start preparing, and the way you start preparing is by understanding what is happening now and what can happen,Ž said Valle-Levinson, a professor in the University of Floridas Civil and Coastal Engineering Department. I ask people in St. Augustine, Do you worry about saltwater intrusion? They are not paying attention to it. When they start getting brackish water in their wells or in the citys water supply, its going to be too late. They will not be able to act quickly.Ž Salt water can creep into the aquifer during droughts that deplete fresh water, allowing the salty liquid to ”ow in. It can also invade the aquifer when too much fresh water is pumped out. But the saltwater intrusion the experts say is inevitable for Floridas coasts will be far more extensive and more expensive. Salt water is heavier than fresh water. As the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico rise higher, salt water will push its way into the aquifer and then overtake the fresh water. It will also push farther up rivers such as the St. Johns and Suwannee, changing their ecosystems and in some cases ”owing into freshwater springs. Already, salt water can sometimes be detected in the St. Johns at Palatka. That will become far more frequent. Saltwater intrusion began years ago in wells along the coast of Volusia and Flagler counties. Salt water intruding into shallow wells used for irrigation means the wells, in some cases, can no longer be used to water lawns or shrubs. They have a world of trouble,Ž said Mark Watkins, owner of Atlantic Drilling Corporation in Daytona Beach, speaking of the wells on the Flagler County coast. The shallow wells on the peninsula are all pretty salty.Ž The deep wells on the northern peninsula of Volusia County, around Ormond-by-the-Sea also have salt The News Wire Sunday, June 17, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER 17 killed after nightclub brawl in VenezuelaSee page 3. SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOThis is the rst portion of the St. Johns after it leaves the marsh that makes up its headwaters that isnt part of a manmade canal.Wells and even springs face brackish futureBy CINDY SWIRKODAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNALVATICAN CITY „ Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the white gloveŽ equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association, ditching his prepared remarks to speak from the heart about families and the trials they undergo. He lamented how some couples choose not to have any children, while others resort to pre-natal testing to see if their baby has any malformations or genetic problems. The “rst proposal in such a case is, Do we get rid of it?Ž Francis said. The murder of children. To have an easy life, they get rid of an innocent.Ž Francis recalled that as a child he was horri“ed to hear stories from his teacher about children thrown from the mountainŽ if they were born with malformations. Today we do the same thing,Ž he said. Last century, the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves,Ž Francis said. The pope urged families to accept children as God gives them to us.Ž Francis has repeated the strict antiabortion stance of his predecessors and integrated it into his broader condemnation of what he calls todays throw-away culture.Ž He has frequently lamented how the sick, the poor, the elderly and the unborn are considered unworthy of protection and dignity by a society that prizes instead individual prowess.Pope: Abortion is white glove equivalent to Nazi crimesBy NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESSNew tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice „ pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks. It can take several weeks for ship-borne cargo from China to reach the United States „ too late to beat the July 6 deadline. That could lead to more demand in the short run for air-freight services. The only question is how much do you want to pay,Ž said Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association, and which is better „ paying that or paying the increased tariff?Ž Shipping by air is several times more costly than ocean shipping and the gap grows the heavier the cargo. So far, however, some freight handlers are seeing little evidence of panic. We havent seen a rush, nor have any of our KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) „ A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, most of them believed to be Taliban “ghters who had gathered to celebrate a three-day cease “re marking the Islamic holiday of Eid alFitr, a police of“cial said. Nangarhar provincial Police Chief Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai said the devastating explosion came as previously unthinkable scenes of unarmed Taliban “ghters celebrating Eid, often alongside Afghan security forces, played out in cities throughout the war-shattered country on Friday and again on Saturday. Within hours of the explosion President Ashraf Ghani announced he would extend a nineday cease-“re that was to expire on Sunday and which he had unilaterally announced last week. The cease-“re was to end at WASHINGTON „ Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security “gures obtained by The Associated Press. The “gures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and they included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult. Under a zero toleranceŽ policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security of“cials are now referring all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. U.S. protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are. Sessions announced the effort April 6, and Homeland Security began stepping up referrals in early May, effectively putting the policy into action. Since then, stories of weeping children torn from the arms of their frightened parents have ”ooded the media and the policy has been widely criticized by church groups, politicians and childrens advocates who say it is inhumane. A battle in Congress is brewing in part over the issue. Some immigrant advocates have said women were being separated from their infants; Homeland Security and Justice Department denied it. They also said the children were being well cared for and disputed reports of disorder and mistreatment at the border. On Thursday, Sessions cited the Bible in defending the policy, arguing the recent criticisms were not fair or logical and some are contrary to law.Ž I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will costAfghan bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truceFigures show about 2,000 minors separated from familiesBy DAVID KOENIGAP BUSINESS WRITERBy AMIR SHAHASSOCIATED PRESSBy COLLEEN LONGASSOCIATED PRESS MINORS | 4 IMPORT | 8 TALIBAN | 8 BRACKISH | 8POPE | 8 AP PHOTOIn this June 13, photo, nine-month-old Jesus Alberto Lopez, center, stands with his mother, Perla Murillo, as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The family, from the Mexican state of Michoacan, has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread drug violence at home. In this June 13, photo, Nicole Hernandez, of the Mexican state of Guerrero, holds on to her mother as they wait with other families to request political asylum in the United States, across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. The family has waited for about a week in this Mexican border city, hoping for a chance to escape widespread violence in their home state.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm around Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 93 LOW 7540% chance of rain 20% chance of rainPeriods of sun, a t-storm in the afternoon91 / 7250% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREHumid with clouds limiting sun92 / 725% chance of rain TUESDAYTimes of clouds and sun92 / 7525% chance of rain WEDNESDAYA shower and t-storm around in the p.m.92 / 7560% chance of rain FRIDAYMostly cloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm92 / 7550% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 4 8 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 520-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE889510310310094Air 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. 0.09Ž Month to date 2.36Ž Normal month to date 3.98Ž Year to date 22.66Ž Normal year to date 16.02Ž Record 1.00Ž (2002) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.27Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.03Ž Month to date 0.06Ž Normal month to date 3.48Ž Year to date 10.32Ž Normal year to date 16.72Ž Record 1.00Ž (1962) High/Low 89/74 Normal High/Low 92/72 Record High 98 (2010) Record Low 63 (1983) High/Low 90/70 High/Low 90/77 Normal High/Low 89/73 Record High 98 (2010) Record Low 66 (1975)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 15.98/2018 J un. 2.36 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 22.66 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 88 74 c 88 74 pc Bradenton 92 77 c 91 74 t Clearwater 91 77 c 90 75 t Coral Springs 89 77 sh 88 75 pc Daytona Beach 86 73 c 86 70 pc Fort Lauderdale 88 78 c 87 78 pc Fort Myers 92 76 t 91 75 t Gainesville 90 73 t 90 71 t Jacksonville 88 74 c 87 72 sh Key Largo 87 79 c 85 78 c Key West 88 80 pc 86 78 c Lakeland 91 73 c 90 70 t Melbourne 89 77 c 88 73 t Miami 89 75 t 87 75 pc Naples 92 77 t 90 76 t Ocala 90 72 c 88 69 t Okeechobee 86 72 t 86 67 pc Orlando 90 72 pc 89 69 pc Panama City 86 72 c 88 73 pc Pensacola 87 74 pc 89 73 pc Pompano Beach 88 76 c 87 78 pc St. Augustine 86 75 c 86 73 pc St. Petersburg 92 75 c 91 73 t Sarasota 93 76 c 91 75 t Tallahassee 90 74 c 90 72 pc Tampa 94 79 c 92 76 t Vero Beach 88 75 c 87 73 t West Palm Beach 87 74 sh 86 74 t 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 1:30a 5:51p 11:30a Mon. 9:30a 2:22a 6:54p 12:57p Today 7:21a 9:46a 4:28p --Mon. 8:07a 12:38a 5:31p 11:13a Today 6:12a 8:34a 3:01p 11:16p Mon. 6:56a 10:06a 4:07p --Today 9:16a 1:59a 6:23p 11:59a Mon. 10:02a 2:51a 7:26p 1:26p Today 5:36a 8:25a 2:43p 11:17p Mon. 6:22a 9:52a 3:46p --SE 3-6 0-1 Light ENE 4-8 1-2 LightFt. Myers 92/76 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 93/76 storms afternoon Sarasota 93/76 cloudy 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. 2018First Jun 20 Full Jun 28 Last Jul 6 New Jul 12 Today 10:41 a.m. none Monday 11:45 a.m. 12:13 a.m. Today 6:34 a.m. 8:24 p.m. Monday 6:34 a.m. 8:25 p.m. Today 10:03a 3:49a 10:32p 4:18p Mon. 11:06a 4:52a 11:33p 5:20p Tue. 12:03p 5:50a ---6:16p BUD Monterrey 93/73 Chihuahua 91/66 Los Angeles 70/58 Washington 91/74 New York 88/71 Miami 89/75 Atlanta 86/72 Detroit 95/75 Houston 88/73 Kansas City 94/76 Chicago 95/78 Minneapolis 91/65 El Paso 91/68 Denver 75/51 Billings 56/51 San Francisco 71/57 Seattle 85/61 Toronto 87/74 Montreal 86/73 Winnipeg 76/53 Ottawa 86/70 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: 06/17/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 81 61 t 85 62 s Anchorage 62 52 r 60 51 r Atlanta 86 72 t 89 71 t Baltimore 89 69 s 96 75 pc Billings 56 51 c 59 50 t Birmingham 85 71 s 87 70 t Boise 70 57 t 71 57 pc Boston 79 67 pc 94 71 pc Buffalo 86 73 pc 88 65 pc Burlington, VT 90 73 t 92 65 c Charleston, WV 93 68 pc 94 70 pc Charlotte 93 71 pc 95 72 pc Chicago 95 78 pc 93 65 pc Cincinnati 95 71 pc 94 74 s Cleveland 93 73 pc 94 71 s Columbia, SC 93 74 pc 95 73 pc Columbus, OH 94 73 pc 93 74 pc Concord, NH 87 61 c 96 70 t Dallas 95 75 c 90 73 t Denver 75 51 pc 77 53 c Des Moines 94 76 pc 90 69 t Detroit 95 75 pc 95 70 pc Duluth 81 57 t 74 53 pc Fairbanks 68 47 c 68 49 r Fargo 71 55 t 76 56 c Hartford 92 67 pc 95 75 t Helena 61 51 c 59 51 pc Honolulu 88 72 pc 89 74 pc Houston 88 73 r 84 74 r Indianapolis 95 75 pc 93 76 pc Jackson, MS 87 71 c 89 70 c Kansas City 94 76 s 93 74 t Knoxville 92 71 pc 92 72 t Las Vegas 94 69 s 94 75 s Los Angeles 70 58 sh 71 59 pc Louisville 95 77 pc 94 77 pc Memphis 94 76 pc 93 76 c Milwaukee 92 75 pc 88 58 t Minneapolis 91 65 t 76 61 r Montgomery 88 70 pc 89 70 pc Nashville 92 74 pc 92 74 t New Orleans 86 78 t 89 77 c New York City 88 71 s 95 79 pc Norfolk, VA 88 75 pc 90 77 pc Oklahoma City 91 73 pc 89 70 c Omaha 96 73 s 89 69 t Philadelphia 90 70 s 96 77 pc Phoenix 98 73 s 99 77 s Pittsburgh 90 70 pc 92 72 pc Portland, ME 72 57 c 87 64 t Portland, OR 89 63 pc 91 64 pc Providence 86 65 s 90 72 pc Raleigh 92 73 pc 93 75 pc Salt Lake City 88 62 pc 78 57 pc St. Louis 96 78 s 96 78 s San Antonio 94 74 t 88 74 t San Diego 69 63 sh 72 62 pc San Francisco 71 57 pc 71 57 pc Seattle 85 61 pc 89 61 s Washington, DC 91 74 s 95 79 pc Amsterdam 64 56 c 68 59 pc Baghdad 109 79 s 104 78 s Beijing 91 69 pc 89 67 sh Berlin 77 58 pc 73 59 pc Buenos Aires 57 41 s 60 45 s Cairo 99 77 s 96 77 s Calgary 68 45 s 71 47 pc Cancun 84 75 t 86 76 pc Dublin 66 49 sh 67 46 c Edmonton 73 46 s 78 49 s Halifax 63 47 pc 63 56 t Kiev 84 60 pc 82 61 s London 66 57 c 74 60 pc Madrid 90 61 s 90 62 s Mexico City 74 58 t 73 59 t Montreal 86 73 t 85 60 r Ottawa 86 70 t 86 58 t Paris 67 55 c 74 55 pc Regina 70 48 c 74 52 pc Rio de Janeiro 74 66 r 76 68 c Rome 84 63 pc 84 66 s St. Johns 42 32 r 49 39 c San Juan 89 78 pc 90 78 s Sydney 60 50 s 60 53 sh Tokyo 74 68 pc 73 70 r Toronto 87 74 t 93 66 t Vancouver 77 60 s 80 63 s Winnipeg 76 53 pc 78 56 pcHigh ................. 98 at Manhattan, KSLow ....................... 32 at Truckee, CA(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85A strong Santa Ana wind loaded with “ ne dust and pulverized clay roasted Santa Barbara, Calif., on June 17, 1859. Q: On which day of the year is your shadow the shortest?A: The “ rst day of summer. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 93/75 91/73 91/73 91/73 91/73 91/73 90/72 89/72 90/73 94/79 92/77 89/78 91/76 92/76 93/74 93/76 91/73 94/74 93/74 91/73 91/74 92/74 93/73 92/75 92/73 91/78 90/76 92/76 93/74 92/76 91/76 91/73 93/76 91/77 89/78 91/75 91/75 93/75 NEW ORLEANS „ Following a red carpet arrival Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians as they ended a visit to the city celebrating its tricentennial. After a private lunch with New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell, Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and other dignitaries and of“cials, the royals departed New Orleans for San Antonio, Texas, which is also celebrating 300 years of existence. It was a great and amazing weekend for the city, our residents and the King and Queen for them to come back to a former Spanish colony,Ž said Trey Caruso, a spokesman for Mayor Cantrells of“ce. Clarinetist, music historian and Xavier University Spanish professor Michael White said he and his Original Liberty Brass Band played two pieces with a connection to Europe and New Orleans at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The “rst piece is Panama,Ž a march in the traditional European style. It was published in 1911, and all over the country it was played by and read by brass bands,Ž White said prior to the performance. But in New Orleans they kind of threw away the sheet music and improvised, and therefore made it personal. I think its a good way to show the interaction between European culture and New Orleans culture.Ž The second piece, Andalusian Strut,Ž is one of Whites own compositions. It combines a common ”amenco structure and ”amenco-type rhythms and melodies with classic New Orleans jazz blues style and improvisation, he said. That one went over really, really well,Ž White said after the event. The King and all of the people there really loved it.Ž White said their third song was When the Saints Go Marching In,Ž which White describes as probably the most famous song in New Orleans history.Ž We surprised them by singing the chorus in Spanish,Ž he said. The Mardi Gras Indians, groups of African-Americans who create elaborate feathered and beaded costumes in which they strut and dance through the streets on Mardi Gras, performed as well. Though the program was relatively short, I think overall it gave a good idea of New Orleans culture,Ž White said. Felipe and Letizia ”ew in Thursday evening to Louisiana, which was a Spanish colony from 1763 to 1802. They arrived at New Orleans airport at sunset and were greeted by several of“cials including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Cantrell. They saluted New Orleans centuries-old Spanish heritage at an event Friday at Gallier Hall, a former City Hall opened in 1853 and renovated for the citys 300th anniversary. That evening, they visited two buildings erected under Spanish rule: St. Louis Cathedral and the Cabildo, the Spanish government seat in Louisiana. On Monday theyll go to Washington for a White House visit Tuesday with President Donald Trump and “rst lady Melania Trump.Spains king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performanceTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOSKing Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain watch Mardi Gras Indians perform during a cultural event at the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, Saturday. They are in New Orleans to help celebrate the citys 300th anniversary, which was colonized by Spain from 1763 to 1802. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain receive ceremonial keys to the city given to them by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, left, at a welcoming ceremony at Gallier Hall in New Orleans, Friday. Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents Trucker charged in 1987 deaths of couple in Washington stateKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) „ Two Kansas sheriffs deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasnt been released, shot Wyandotte County Sheriffs deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer on Friday in a gated area behind the county courthouse. He may have used one of the deputies own guns to shoot them during a struggle after he got out of the van, authorities said. The inmate was also shot and underwent surgery Friday. Terry Zeigler, the police chief of Kansas City, Kansas, said at a news conference Saturday that as far as he knew, the man was in stable condition. Rohrer, 35, died shortly after the shooting. He had been with the force for seven years and leaves behind two your children, Wyandotte County sheriffs Maj. Kelli Bailiff said. King, 44, died early on Saturday at a hospital. She had three children, including a young one. Zeigler said the authorities were withholding the inmates name until hes been formally charged, which is expected to happen next week. The of“cials declined to go into more speci“cs about how the shooting happened, though Bailiff said the deputies had followed proper procedure.Ž A candlelight vigil for the deputies will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of City Hall. EVERETT, Wash. (AP) „ A Washington state trucker who authorities say was linked by DNA evidence to the 1987 deaths of a young Canadian couple has been charged with two counts of aggravated “rst-degree murder. William Earl Talbott II, 55, of SeaTac was charged Friday in Snohomish County Superior Court, the Daily Herald reports. Authorities say they used information from public genealogy websites to pinpoint Talbott as a suspect then arrested him after getting a DNA sample from a cup that fell from his truck. Talbott is charged in the killings of 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and 20-year-old Jay Cook. Talbott is being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center with no bail. It wasnt clear if he has an attorney. Van Cuylenborg and Cook left their Saanich, British Columbia, homes for an overnight trip to Seattle to buy furnace parts for Cooks family business. When they failed to return home, their families “led a missing persons report. Their bodies were found days later. Van Cuylenborg had been sexually assaulted, bound with plastic ties and shot in the head. Investigators say the assault evidence provided a direct link to Talbott. Cooks battered body was found about 75 miles away. Police say he was beaten with rocks and strangled. Police say a genealogist used the DNA evidence and worked with a lab to build a family tree for the suspect. Police kept him under | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONsurveillance and “nally got his DNA when a cup fell from his truck. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER


The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 Page 3 ASAMIADMANQEIIMGMT COLICSUEDEANOSAREA CHUTEFORTHESTARSKIDS TOMPINADREAMUSENET IOLANIPRESENTDAY CRAMPINGMYSTILEAHS HERSTOPEKAGOGETEM ASTERNELIDCONTOKE ROUTEOFALLEVILSCENES DDRBOOMSIOUXHEEDS GARROTEARMYMOM LEGITKEANUSLOPBSA OARMENBUSSEDYOURBUTT OREMISATHMOEARBOB SNEETCHSEINEROBLA NAWINEEDTOLOSEWAIT RABBITHOLERESINS OMERTATATASVENDLOL TARAPAYYOURFARESHARE ONEKAMENSTATEIOWAN RATESITETAXEDTESLAANSWERS to crosswordATHENS, Greece „ Greeces left-led coalition government survived a no-con“dence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latters name. But the government suffered a loss in its parliamentary majority after lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos of the nationalist Independent Greeks, the governments junior coalition partner, voted in favor. He was kicked out of the party immediately after the vote, leaving the governing coalition with a three-member majority. Lawmakers voted 153-127 in the 300-member parliament against the motion brought by the conservative main opposition party over the deal to rename the former Yugoslav republic North Macedonia. In the agreement, Athens would drop its objections to the country joining NATO and the European Union. Thousands of protesters rallied outside parliament during the debate, waving Greek ”ags and chanting anti-government slogans. Scuf”es broke out, with riot police “ring tear gas to stop protesters from breaching police lines. The deal reached by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev on Tuesday aims to end a bitter dispute that has roiled the two countries relations since shortly after Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece argued the term MacedoniaŽ implied territorial claims on its province of the same name, which is the birthplace of the ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, and usurped its ancient Greek heritage and history. The deal was met with fury by critics in both countries, who accuse their respective prime ministers of conceding too much. Hatred toward the country of another is not patriotism,Ž Tsipras said during his speech in parliament. The agreement will be signed Sunday morning by the two nations foreign ministers at Lake Prespa near their common border. Both prime ministers will attend the ceremony, as will European of“cials. Protests have been called in both countries. Speaking during the debate, Defense Minister and Independent Greeks head Panos Kammenos stressed that voting against the no-con“dence motion was not a vote in favor of the Macedonia name deal, which he vowed to reject when it is eventually brought to parliament. Tsipras stressed the deal met all of Greeces demands and would close the open wound that has been troubling our country for more than 26 years.Ž Conservative New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who had brought the no-con“dence motion, argued that a vote in favor of the government was a vote in favor of the name deal. Today you are all mortgaging the future of the country,Ž he told lawmakers. Across the border, Zaev has also met with opposition, with President Gjorge Ivanov saying he will not sign off on the agreement. Zaev has said he will put it to a referendum in the fall. With the signing of the agreement between Macedonia and Greece, everyone will bene“t,Ž Zaev said Saturday. Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov stressed the deal would pave the way for NATO and EU accession. We have forces that are “ghting for the future, we have forces that are “ghting for the past,Ž Dimitrov said in Skopje. The rati“cation process will take months. In Macedonia, the agreement must clear the hurdles of parliamentary rati“cation, a referendum and a constitutional amendment. If Ivanov refuses to sign off on the deal, it will be sent back to parliament for a second vote. If it passes again, the president must sign it. In Greece, the deal faces rati“cation in parliament only after Macedonia has completed its part of the process.Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia dealBy ELENA BECATOROSASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOProtesters wave ags during a demonstration against the agreement between Greece and Macedonia.MOSCOW (AP) „ Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured Saturday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow. Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained and Moscows traf“c monitoring agency said the driver claimed the crash wasnt premeditated. Video circulated on Russian social media and some news websites showed the taxi approaching a stopped line of cars, then veering onto the sidewalk and striking pedestrians. It then hit a traf“c sign and bystanders tried to wrestle the driver out of the taxi, but he broke their grip and ran away; it was not clear how he was “nally detained. The source of the video wasnt speci“ed, but it appeared to a handheld recording of footage from a video monitor. Russia is hosting the World Cup and the capitals streets have been crowded with foreign visitors. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscows famous GUM shopping arcade, an area popular with tourists. The city health department said seven of the injured were in satisfactory condition and one was in more serious condition. Speci“cs on their injuries were not available. The agency that monitors Moscows traf“c safety said the driver is a citizen of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan who told police that the crash was not intentional. Mexicos embassy in Moscow said two of its citizens were among the injured. Mexico is to play against Germany on Sunday in Moscow, one of 11 host cities for the tournament.Taxi crash near Moscows Red Square injures 8 people MOSCOW TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER PRESS SERVICE VIA APIn this image provided by Moscow Trac Control Center Press Service, ambulance crews and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday. CARACAS,Venezuela (AP) „ Seventeen people were killed at a crowded nightclub in Venezuelas capital Saturday after a tear gas device exploded during a brawl and triggered a desperate stampede among hundreds gathered for a graduation celebration, government of“cials said. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the incident at the Los CotorrosŽ club in the middle-class neighborhood of El Paraiso left eight minors dead and “ve injured. Seven people have been detained, including the individual believed to have set off the tear gas canister. The establishment has been ordered closed, and we are investigating in coordination with the public ministry, which is directing the criminal investigation,Ž he said. Outside the club, several mismatched shoes, including a sandal with a puckered red lip decoration, lay on the sidewalk. All I know is my son is dead,Ž Nilson Guerra, 43, told local journalists. More than 500 people were believed to be inside the club when the “ght broke out. Photos shared online from previous celebrations at the club show a dark interior with wooden tables and a stage upfront where DJs shuf”ed songs. Outside, a faded sign on the red brick building read, Weve opened!Ž Metal bars covered the doors and windows. Jesus Armas, an opposition councilman who lives in the neighborhood, said the Interior Ministry should explain how a civilian was able to obtain tear gas canisters that should only be utilized by state security forces. He also urged authorities to investigate whether the club had permission to hold several hundred people inside. Thats not a big space and that should not be authorized,Ž he said. He added that other violent incidents had taken place inside the club, which is frequently used by the Ecuadorean community for parties and political events. Police have detained the owner of the club for not guaranteeing adequate supervision and preventing the entry of any type of weapon.Ž No information on the owners name, exact charges or current whereabouts was immediately provided. Family members who gathered outside the hospital where many victims were taken wept and embraced one another as they tried to “nd out what had happened. Julio Cesar Perdomo said his injured son told him the tear gas was launched from a bathroom and that the establishment then closed the doors. The kids couldnt leave,Ž he said. Of“cials did not comment on whether the exit had in fact been closed after the melee broke out.17 killed after nightclub brawl in Caracas AP PHOTOBarbara Barca, right, a survivor of the stampede at a crowded nightclub, cries as she leaves police headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday. Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports France sends asylum team to meet rescue boat 6 police officers shot dead in central Mexico Tropical Storm Carlotta pounds Mexicos coastVIENNA (AP) „ Austria demanded clari“cation from neighboring Germany on Saturday of reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said spying among friendly states is not just unusual and unwanted. It is unacceptable.Ž Austria and Germany are both members of the European Union. He and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz were responding to reports in the Der Standard newspaper and the Pro“l magazine about a list of alleged targets in Austria of Germanys Federal Intelligence Service, or BND, between 1999 and 2006. It reportedly included most major companies and banks in Austria, as well as phone numbers at the chancellery and various ministries in Vienna. Kurz noted there were suspicions a few years ago of German intelligence activity in Austria and suggested that was partly responsible for German laws subsequently being tightened to prevent such activities. He acknowledged that MADRID (AP) „ Frances Interior Minister says the countrys of“ce in charge of asylum will send a team to Spain to identify refugees from the rescue ship Aquarius who could be eligible to come to France. Minister Gerard Collombs statement on Saturday didnt say how many of the 630 migrants being transferred to Valencia, Spain, from the Aquarius and two Italian government boats might be allowed to come to France. The plight of the Aquarius, stuck off the coast of Sicily for days as both Italy and Malta refusing docking permission, re”ects the intense EU tensions over migration. Italys new populist government is criticizing aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, declaring two German rescue boats cant dock in Italian ports even though the groups operate at sea and dont bring migrants ashore. MEXICO CITY (AP) „ Six police of“cers have been shot dead in the central Mexico state of Puebla by suspected fuel thieves. Puebla state security secretary Jesus Morales vowed to investigate the incident late Friday and said police had arrested two suspects. A vehicle carrying natural gas was recuperated from the area near where the of“cers were killed. The central state of Puebla has been plagued by violence in recent years as fuel thieves target the pipelines of government-run oil company MEXICO CITY (AP) „ Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pounded Mexicos Paci“c coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday. Carlotta, the third named storm of the Paci“c hurricane season, was meandering just off Mexicos coast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It said that Carlotta had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph, and its center was located about 75 miles south-southeast of Acapulco. The storm was drifting northward Saturday afternoon. The hurricane center says the storm threatens torrential rains for the coastline of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, with up to 10 inches possible in some areas. Flash ”ooding and mud slides are also possible. On Friday, the Mexican Interior Department reported that there were no deaths in the resort cities of Los Cabos from Tropical Storm Bud, which left the Baja California Peninsula and re-emerged over the Gulf of California. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDan Austrian investigation at the time didnt reach any conclusions on the spying because Germany didnt cooperate, but said prosecutors will revisit the matter now if there is new information.Ž Armin Schuster, the chairman of the German parliament committee that oversees the intelligence service, told Germanys Funke newspaper group that the panel is already looking into whether the allegations are new or part of what was already known in 2015, when the BND faced allegations that it may have helped the United States spy on Europeans. Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex. The hurricane center said Bud was expected to dissipate Saturday over the high terrain of the Mexican state of Sonora. Its remnants were expected to bring heavy rain to northwest Mexico and the southwest United States. WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 Dear Mr. Berko: Ive been offered an opportunity to invest $125,000 in a Florida bamboo farm. Please tell me what you know about this industry. Also, could you give me your best estimate about when the next recession will be? „ WB, Destin, Fla. Dear WB: In 2010, a Floridian whose family had been growing acres of oranges for several generations was having dif“culty coping with the uncertainty that diseases and pests (citrus canker, citrus greening disease, citrus black spot, sweet orange scab, the fruit ”y) were having on his groves. These problems led to a signi“cant reduction in his and all of Floridas orange crop. And after being hit by cold snaps and two hurricanes, which have decimated acres of orange trees in the past few years, he decided he needed another cash crop. So after 18 months of due diligence, he planted 40 acres of bamboo. He would have been better advised to grow marijuana because its a hugely more pro“table crop. A commercial marijuana crop costs about $20,000 a year in maintenance per acre. That 1 acre produces an average of 500 pounds of marijuana. Using an average price of $2,000 per pound, a single acre of marijuana produces about $1 million, so the gross pro“t is about $980,000 per acre. Generally, orange trees produce about 400 boxes per acre. Each box yields about 6 pounds of juice. Given a price of $8 a box, gross revenues total $3,200 an acre. After subtracting for grove maintenance of $2,800 per acre, 1 acre of orange trees produces about a $400 pro“t. Bamboo may be the fastest-growing plant on earth. And its an easy substitute for all wood applications without having to cut down entire groves and replant the crop. All it needs is water and fertilizer twice a year, and the life span is about 90 years. Bamboo grows about an inch a day. It doesnt need chemicals and converts 35 percent more carbon dioxide into oxygen than a regular tree. And the bamboo products we see on the market today are just the tip of a monstrous iceberg. In the wood industry, bamboo is used for ”ooring, particleboard, two-by-fours and larger beams, roo“ng sheets, etc. In the pulp and paper industry, bamboo is used for newsprint, toilet paper, cardboard, bond paper and coffee “lters. In textiles, bamboo is used in towels, sheets, socks, blankets, diapers, pillows and more. The bioenergy industry uses bamboo for charcoal, “rewood, gasi“cation, briquettes and biofuel. Bamboo is also used in construction, framing, clothing, electronic devices, cars and sports equipment. While the outlook for the citrus industry is becoming darker and darker, the outlook for the bamboo industry in Florida is bright. The diseases have led to a signi“cant reduction in the production of oranges, more than doubling their cost of production. And one of Floridas largest citrus growers, Lykes Bros. (which has over 30,000 acres of groves), is looking at an alternative to citrus and has been considering a bamboo crop for over a year. By the way, bamboo shoots are delicious. I dont have enough knowledge to advise you on this investment. I urge you to write to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for information. It has plenty of bamboo literature. Then discuss this opportunity with your certi“ed public accountant. The next recession, according to economist Sydney Smallshovel, may be sooner than you think, even if the president doesnt get us in a tariff war. Smallshovel referred me to the National Bureau of Economic Research, which keeps track of these things. Since 1854, the U.S. has had 33 recessions, and its been 106 months since the most recent one. If the economy manages to expand for 15 more months, it will have set a record. Heres how Smallshovel says recessions happen: When labor grows scarce and wages climb, businesses ease back on hiring. Then the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, which acts as a braking effect on the economy, and everything goes to pieces. He says that the longer it takes for these events to occur the longer the recession will be. He thinks a recession will happen by early 2021. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ and recessions Malcolm Berko LOS ANGELES (AP) „ The Los Angeles Times reports that a biotech billionaire will of“cially take control of the storied newspaper and the San Diego UnionTribune on Monday. Dr. Patrick SoonShiong is spending $500 million for the two news organizations, Spanishlanguage newspaper Hoy and some community newspapers from Chicago-based Tronc. The deal, announced Feb. 7, returns The Times to local ownership after nearly two decades under turbulent Chicago control. Soon-Shiong will become executive chairman of the California News Group. He plans to move the newsroom from its iconic downtown headquarters to a modern building under construction in suburban El Segundo. The Times once had more than 1,200 journalists and more than 25 foreign bureaus. Now it employs about NEW YORK (AP) „ Perry Ellis International says its founder George Feldenkreis is buying shares of the clothing company that he and his family dont already own and taking it private. As a private company, Feldenkreis says Perry Ellis can invest more money in marketing and technology at a time when more people are shopping online. Feldenkreis will have a more active role in managing the company after the deal closes, which is expected to happen sometime in the second half of this year. Feldenkreis, through a newly created company, will pay $27.50 for each share of Perry Ellis, or about $437 million. Perry Ellis, which also owns the Original Penguin brand, will remain headquartered in Miami. Feldenkreis founded the company that would become Perry Ellis International more than 50 years ago. FINANCIAL NEWS BRIEFSLocal billionaire to take control of the LA Times Monday Clothing maker Perry Ellis to go private in $437M buyout SOONSHIONG400 journalists with bureaus in Sacramento, Washington and a handful of foreign and national outposts. wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,Ž he said. The International Rescue Committee, a humanitarian aid group, said in response that a policy of willing cruelty to those people, and using young sons and daughters as pawns, shatters Americas strong foundation of humanitarian sensibility and family values.Ž The new “gures are for people who tried to enter the U.S. between of“cial border crossings. Asylum-seekers who go directly to of“cial crossings are not separated from their families, except in speci“c circumstances, such as if of“cials cant con“rm the relationship between the minors and adults, if the safety of the children is in question, or if the adult is being prosecuted. There were an additional 38 minors separated at ports of entry in May through June 6. There were more than 55 in April and a high of 64 in March, according to the “gures.MINORSFROM PAGE 1 DALLAS „ A Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally said Saturday the facility is a byproduct of a ”awed immigration strategy. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd said the shelter near the Tornillo port of entry in far West Texas will house about 360 boys who are 16 and 17. The teens began arriving Friday, the same day Hurd toured the shelter, he said, noting that theyre being moved from other shelters to make way for younger immigrant children taken into custody at the border. Federal authorities are separating children from their parents as families arrive at the border. Hurd, however, said the treatment of minors shouldnt be used as a threatening means to prevent others from entering the U.S. This is a symptom of a ”awed strategy and in the land of the free and home of the brave we shouldnt use kids as deterrence,Ž said Hurd, who represents a vast border district that includes the port of entry. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just announced earlier in the week that it intended to open the shelter. The port is located about 40 miles southeast of El Paso, in an area thats mostly desert and where temperatures routinely approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The tent-like structures that comprise the shelter have air conditioning. Federal “gures show nearly 2,000 children were separated from adults from April 19 to May 31 as part of Trumps immigration crackdown. The administrations decision to separate children, combined with the ”ow of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border illegally, has prompted a surge in the number of children in U.S. shelters. How do these kids know where their parents are going and how do the parents know where their children went?Ž Hurd asked. A smarter immigration strategy would address root problems such as economic instability and a breakdown in the rule of law in Central America, he said, while noting the need to use advanced technology and manpower to guard the border. Building a 30-foot-high wall is a fourth century solution to a 21st century problem,Ž he said, referring to President Donald Trumps call to build a wall along every mile of border with Mexico.Congressman: Youth shelter reflects flawed immigration planBy DAVID WARRENASSOCIATED PRESS TIJUANA, Mexico „ The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicios life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to ”ee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000. Aparicio is undeterred by a new directive from Attorney General Jeff Sessions declaring that gang and domestic violence will generally cease to be grounds for asylum. To him, its better to take his chances with the American asylum system and stay in Mexico if his bid is denied. Imagine what would happen if I was deported to El Salvador,Ž he said Wednesday as he waited at the border to enter the U.S. The directive announced Monday could have far-reaching consequences because of the sheer volume of people like Aparicio ”eeing gang violence, which is so pervasive in Central America that merely stepping foot in the wrong neighborhood can lead to death. The Associated Press interviewed several asylum-seekers this past week at a plaza on the border, and each of them cited gang violence as the main factor in ”eeing their homelands. They planned to press on with their asylum requests in spite of the new rule. The decision by Sessions came as the administration faced a growing backlash over immigration policies and practices that human-rights advocates view as inhumane, including separating children from immigrant parents. They leveled similar criticism over the asylum changes, which the White House says are necessary to deter illegal immigration. The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes „ such as domestic violence or gang violence „ or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim,Ž the attorney general wrote Monday, overruling a Board of Immigration Appeals decision granting asylum to a Salvadoran woman ”eeing her husband. U.S. of“cials do not say how many asylum claims are for domestic or gang violence, but advocates for asylum seekers said there could be tens of thousands of such cases in the immigration court backlog alone. Many Central Americans seeking asylum say they are ”eeing from gangs known as maras,Ž primarily the Mara Salvatrucha (or MS13) and Barrio 18 groups. President Donald Trump has condemned those groups and the violence they commit in the U.S., referring to members as animals.Ž The gangs were formed by young Central Americans mostly in Los Angeles decades ago and spread to the so-called Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras when members were deported. Today, Honduras and El Salvador in particular routinely post some of the worlds highest homicide rates. In Central America, maras stake out and battle over turf, attacking anyone who unwittingly crosses through their area on the way to school or work as a possible rival. Gangsters sometimes forcibly take over peoples homes. They extort bus drivers and small business owners, killing those unable or unwilling to pay. They threaten teens and young men in attempts to recruit them, and force girls and young women to be their girlfriends. Maureen Meyer, director for Mexico and migrant rights at the Washington Of“ce on Latin America advocacy group, said the ruling would make it very dif“cult for a lot of the people seeking asylum in the United States.Ž Meyer said Central Americans commonly request asylum for extortion, forced recruitment and violence against women. Where the gangs are prevalent, moving elsewhere is not an option, she said. People feel very insecure in their homes and continue to see the U.S. as a safe haven in spite of Trumps anti-immigrant rhetoric,Ž Meyer said of the steady northbound ”ow of Central Americans that began in 2014. More than 100 asylum seekers gathered Wednesday near the entrance to San Diego, the largest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border. Some Mexicans in the crowd said they were ”eeing criminal groups. Holding her 7-month-old daughter and trailed closely by her 5-year-old son, who was on crutches because of a gunshot wound, Maria Rafaela Plancarte said she abandoned their town near the western Mexican city of Zamora after her husband was shot and killed behind the wheel of the family car as they ”ed a party stormed by gunmen. Her son was wounded in the attack. Plancarte, 34, said she has not considered moving elsewhere in Mexico and hopes to live with an aunt in California. I will feel more comfortable with a family that I know,Ž she said. Alejandro Arroyo said he ”ed Apatzingan in western Mexico with his wife and their 14-year-old son, hoping asylum would bring them to his wifes family in Gilroy, California. The 48-year-old said criminal gangs killed his nephew and brother-in-law, and he feared he and his son would be next. They initially sought refuge in Tijuana, but requested U.S. asylum after being robbed by local police. I do not feel safeŽ in Apatzingan, Arroyo said, and I do not feel safe here.Ž Aparicio, from El Salvador, is caught in the middle of the change in asylum policies. His wife requested asylum about a month ago with three of their children „ ages 2, 10 and 12 „ and they were released to a family in Maryland while their cases wind through immigration court. Aparicio stayed in Tijuana to seek asylum with his 17-year-old son, hoping to reunite with the family later. Sessions subsequently made his ruling on gang violence, but Aparicio is still pursuing asylum and hoping to get into the U.S.New directive takes aim at immigrants fleeing gang violenceBy ELLIOT SPAGAT and ANITA SNOWASSOCIATED PRESSFROM PAGE ONE/NATIONAL NEWS


The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3RUSH-HOUR HEADACHESBY RUTH BLOOMFIELD MARGOLIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Me tooŽ6 Expert on jingles11 U.K. V.I.P.15 Corp. leadership19 Babys woe20 Nap for a loafer?21 Cien ____ de SoledadŽ (Gabriel Garca Mrquez novel)22 Bailiwick23 Lane restricted to allow motorcades through?26 Ribs27 Jerrys adversary, in cartoons28 ____ colada29 Night vision?30 Early online forum32 Honolulus historic ____ Palace34 Current36 Pressing and shoving me as I enter the subway?41 Sounds before sneezes42 Word repeated by Romeo in As mine on ____, so ____ is set on mineŽ43 Brown v. Board of Education city44 Last words of a pep talk, perhaps48 Not taking a bow?51 New Haven collegian52 Mousetrap brand54 Take a hit55 Highway obstructed by accidents, detours and construction?59 Things sometimes stolen in Hollywood61 East Berlins land: Abbr.62 Prosperous period63 Standing Rock tribe65 Pays attention to66 Rope for strangulation69 Package sender to an enlistee, maybe71 Kosher74 Title kitten in a Key and Peele action comedy76 Not stay in the pail, say77 Youth org. since 191080 They sit in front of a cox82 Took public transportation while ones wheels were at the shop?86 City near Provo87 Time ____ a premiumŽ89 Grp. with a co-pay90 Bit of dangly jewelry91 Star-belliedŽ Seussian creature93 Net fisher96 Song lead-in to diŽ or daŽ97 Rural turndown98 This tollbooth line will make me late!Ž?103 Portal in Alice in WonderlandŽ106 Shellac and myrrh107 Rule against singing108 Toodle-oos111 Peddle112 115 Where Scarlett gota letter?116 Split an Uber?120 Fun-run length, forshort121 Last thing said before eating?122 Washington, but not Jefferson123 Any local in The Music ManŽ124 Matter of interest?125 Spot126 Like legalized marijuana127 Alternating-current motor inventor DOWN1 ____ no.2 Home of many Big Apple galleries3 One with 18 after ones name, say4 Alma mater of Wm. Hewlett of HewlettPackard5 Colorful summer treat6 Like the sŽ in aisleŽ7 Dodge S.U.V.8 Brave adversary9 Condition for some distracted kids, for short10 Not een once11 Like some oil money12 Canine coat?13 Hmm, the oven was on. Did ____ didnt ƒŽ14 Time release15 Get to Grand Central right at 5:00?16 Tool for a blacksmith17 Jasons wife in myth18 Finger-licking good24 Thread: Prefix25 San Francisco : BART :: Philadelphia : ____31 Sweater damage32 No more for me, thanksŽ33 Force onward35 Utahs ____ Canyon (locale of petroglyphs)36 Kale alternative37 Fix, as a golf green38 Pianist Rubinstein39 Rise above the din,say40 Somewhere over the rainbow theyre blue, in song45 Carry-____46 Scraped (out)47 Cleanup target49 Tax ____50 Queen dowager ofJordan52 ____ Homme (fashion line)53 Awkward56 Decision point57 Simple life?58 Through60 QuanticoŽ actress Priyanka ___64 Prefix with -phone66 Im scared by the speed youre going in this traffic!Ž?67 Not sagging at all68 No-nonsense quartet?70 Pout71 Eltons johns72 Bring in73 Special soldier75 Did some theater work, casually77 Good ol boy78 Certain vodka order, informally79 Up81 Neighbor of Hond.83 Radiate84 Campaign supporter85 Expressive facial features88 ____ Tzu (dog)92 Doofus93 Take care of94 Put on a pedestal95 Sister of Snow White99 Delaying response to Is it time?Ž100 Comic Boosler101 ____ qua non102 Sends a breakup text, say (tsk!)103 Helicopter feature104 Refrigerator handle?105 Snacks during hora feliz109 N.Z. neighbor110 Mlle., in Managua112 House work?113 ____ cavity114 Golden Globe winner Dunham117 Friend of Francine118 Kind of paper119 Help make the bed? 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 2728293031 32333435 363738394041 424344454647 48495051525354 555657585960 6162636465 6667686970 717273747576777879 808182838485 8687888990 919293949596 979899100101102 103104105106 107108109110111112113114 115116117118119 120121122123 124125126127Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0610 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to a 1971 spinoff from Columbia Broadcasting System, when I became a public company. I merged with Paramount Communications in 1994 and CBS in 2000, and then split from CBS in 2005. Today Im a creator of television programs, movies, games, podcasts and other consumer products. With a market value recently north of $11 billion, I reach more than 4 billion viewers in 183 countries with my networks, which include Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, TV Land, CMT and Logo. My Paramount Pictures is Americas oldest film studio. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. Put each company in context, too. For example, smaller companies can grow more quickly than larger ones, as its usually easier to double $50 million than $50 billion. As companies grow larger, expect their growth rates to slow. They cant keep doubling annually forever. AnnualizedŽ growth rates can also fake you out. When a company (or mutual fund) takes its total return over a number of years and annualizes it, its telling you how much it earned, on average, per year. This can be meaningful, but its smart to see exactly what period of growth is reflected, and also to check for any single outsize number that can skew the average. Groundhog City (ticker: WDCHK) may have increased its earnings from $0.50 per share in one year to $1.00 five years later, giving it an annualized growth rate of 15 percent. If Buzzys Broccoli Beer (ticker: BRRRP) doubled its earnings in three months, its annualized rate would be more like 1,500 percent. Annualizing a short periods returns can magnify the gain or loss. Those might have been extraordinary months. The closer you look at the numbers, the more you can learn.The Motley Fool TakeFab-less and FabHigh-quality audio processor maker Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS) may not be a household name, but this fablessŽ semiconductor manufacturer (meaning it outsources the actual production of its chips) provides parts that show up in many of the items you use every day. Its chips reside in electronic offerings from LG, Nikon, Samsung and Apple „ to name just a few. Apples orders have been very good to Cirrus Logics income statement, accounting for 79 percent of Cirrus sales in fiscal year 2017. That has been lucrative, helping Cirrus generate free cash flow for the last 12 years „ including about $260 million over the last 12 months. Still, it can be risky to be so dependent on one customer „ though a temporary lack of highoctane growth wont spell instant doom for the audio chip supplier, as it can scrape along just fine on yesteryears Apple order volumes. This is a healthy business with no long-term debt and more than $200 million of cash reserves. Yet Cirrus shares were recently trading with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio in the mid-teens „ significantly lower than its five-year P/E average of 20. That seems like an overreaction to its recent lackluster quarterly report (which cited weak smartphone sales) and an appealing opportunity for long-term investors. (The Motley Fool has recommended Cirrus Logic.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentBad AdviceMy dumbest investment was buying stock in a wind energy company on the recommendation of a TV stock guru. The stock dropped like a rock two days later. He made his money! „ O., online The Fool Responds: Even skilled investors make some regrettable moves, but the problem with many investing pundits is that you never know just how good they are. Some may indeed be buying into various companies and then talking them up, which helps boost their value if others buy in. (Later, whenever they sell their shares, you rarely hear about it.) Even with trusted stock gurus, though, its best to add your own research and thinking to theirs and to make your own decisions instead of just following them blindly. Dont judge a stock by its performance over only a few days (or even months), either. The company you invested in has been a penny stock (with shares priced below about $5 per share) for most of the past decade. Its always best to steer clear of penny stocks, as they tend to belong to younger, smaller and often unprofitable companies. Its share price has recently been below $0.01 per share, and it executed a 1-for-5 reverse split recently, leaving shareholders with one share for every five that they used to own while boosting the share price five-fold. Its often companies in trouble that do reverse splits, partly to make their share prices look more respectable. Ignore Stock SplitsQI would think that Netflix, with its shares near $360 each, might split its stock soon. Would that be a good time to buy? „ G.C., Las Cruces, New MexicoAStock splits may seem exciting, but theyre not too meaningful. When a stock splits 3-for-1, if you originally owned 100 shares, youd end up with 300. Theyre not worth three times as much, though. Their price is reduced proportionately, so if they were trading at roughly $60 pre-split, theyll be around $20 apiece post-split. Their total value is $6,000 both before and after the split „ 100 shares times $60 or 300 shares times $20. Whether Netflix splits its shares shouldnt matter to you. The important thing when investing is to make sure that youre buying into a strong and growing company and that youre not paying too high a price. That valuation isnt measured by the stock price alone: A $9 stock can be overvalued and likely to fall, while a $1,000-pershare stock might be undervalued and on its way to $2,000 within a few years. Assess valuation measures such as price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, price-to-sales ratios, and price-to-cash-flow ratios, and compare them with previous years and with those of competitors. A stock split means you end up with more shares, but not with more value.***QIs it a red flag when a mutual fund no longer allows new investors? „ P.T., Columbus, OhioAWhen funds grow very large, their managers can have trouble finding enough good investments for their shareholders money. If they resort to less-promising ones, results can suffer. So sometimes they restrict additional investments in order to keep growth in check. Thats generally a good thing.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolDont Be Fooled by NumbersGreat investors look at numbers carefully and critically, because theyre not always as terrific (or terrible) as they may seem. Dont get too excited, for example, if a company reports record earnings.Ž Perhaps Farm Dogs Inc. (ticker: BINGO) earned $2.75 per share in 2015, $2.76 in 2016, $2.78 in 2017, and $2.80 in 2018. That $2.80 might be a record high, but its also marking merely a 2 percent total increase over four years. Look for growth rates instead of record highs. Next, imagine that Chicken Little Industries (ticker: SKYYY) reports revenue up a whopping 100 percent over the past year. Thats more telling than record earningsŽ and would intrigue most investors. Look into what the actual revenue numbers are, though. Chicken Little may have taken in only $250,000 in 2017. One hundred percent growth would put it at $500,000 in 2018. Thats good, but its still a meager sum. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 6/14 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERWhen you think of luxury, you should think of my (long and complicated) name. Im the result of a 1987 merger, but many of my businesses were launched long ago. One of my wine businesses took shape in 1593, for example. Based in France, Im a purveyor of wine, champagne, cognac, fashion, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewelry and more. Brand names under my roof include Chteau dYquem, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Christian Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Bulgari, Kenzo, Celine, Hublot, TAG Heuer and Sephora, among many, many others. My market value recently topped $175 billion. Who am I? (Answer: LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.


Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS IN THE KITCHEN by Myles Mellor 1. EBU NZQQAET ZMF IUZT DUQU ZWW RUEEHMR IQUEEC BUZEUF EZWXHMR ZPAVE EBU XHENBUMDZQU. PVE TAAM EBUC DUQU ZWW HM Z TEUD! 2. QBM EMYCQZ CDXUVQC TQQTLIMN QBM VHKZ AXULLUKY EUX AMYGH QTCQMKMCC, AVQ QBMZ CUUG MGNMN VD YG T QMXXYAKM DYLIKM. 3. EWY ACUY UYBAR KYAY UBCAYH BSH EWYS RPLKPT UBAYH MLA B EBRET MPBS. 4. WZSH SLXL XVJJUJI T HVWWLHHQVN WTGOTUIJ MZ NLJIMRLJ MRLUX NUCLH. MRLUX QTCZXLB CLXHUZJ UH BZJM OUWP ZJ HMLLXH, LTM GZXL WRUWPLJŽ 1. The carrots and peas were all getting pretty heated talking about the kitchenware. But soon they were all in a stew! 2. The feisty sprouts attacked the ugly broccoli for being tasteless, but they soon ended up in a terrible pickle. 3. The ripe pears were paired and then slowly pared for a tasty flan. 4. Cows were running a successful campaign to lengthen their lives. Their favored version is Dont pick on steers, eat more chickenŽ CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your purpose neednt be lofty to be great. To grow something or someone, to get along, to give smiles „ these are purposes that will make a better world. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Share your vision of the future and youll inspire others. Your loved ones dont need to be managed so much as led. They will do what is appropriate, useful and honorable, as long as they can see where its all headed. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Youre a leader and a nurturer. Yet when it comes to relationships, the most helpful way will be to see people the way they are now, not where you think they will be later. Because now is where the love is. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are so many kinds of intelligence, and success in any given situation will depend on a match of the particular sort of intelligence most relevant to the problem at hand. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Beauty loses its power when it becomes too familiar. Be strategic in your placement of beautiful things and in your embodiment of beauty. Surprise is an essential element. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A prescient image will pop to mind. How do you know the dierence between psychic vision and just plain making stu up? Indeed, these two states are closely linked and sometimes overlapping. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The celebrity success secret for working crowds and groups is to keep moving „ always keep moving. This will apply to you today as you spread goodwill one short interaction at a time. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The lesson is lessened when everything goes correctly. Getting it right the rst time is something of a robbery. What is there that you can learn from? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Todays formula will be bittersweet. Recognize a bad choice; make a better one. Then give yourself credit for the correction. That last step will be key. Dont forget that one! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those who live in humid, verdant places know that often the worst bug bites come from the bugs that are invisible to the eye. No matter where you live, this is a time to take precautions against invisible menaces. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You give and they appreciate, so you give more, and they appreciate more. This is the cycle of your increasing power „ and also your increasing responsibility. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Does it really matter how they see you? Even if it does, your intention matters more. And your intention is for fun and celebration of humanity. Youre truly on the lighter side of things today. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (June 17). Youre a giver. Lavishing another person with attention fullls you, but its not so easy for you to accept heaps of love. Youll get plenty of practice with that this year, and youll get better at it. A contract favors you in October. Practical relationships become emotional and magical, fortifying you in new ways. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 33, 38 and 41.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, June 17, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I got a stepdad when I was a young teen. He never tried to replace my dad, and was very respectful of that relationship. I didnt regard him as a father gure, but more as a relative, friend, and a good man who has done a lot of good for my family. Im a young adult now. My real dad died recently. Fathers Day is now just a painful emptiness I would rather ignore, instead of partaking in celebrations that remind me the most important man in my life is gone. My mom insists that I continue to acknowledge my stepdad on Fathers Day. I know its the polite and courteous thing to do, and my stepdad deserves every accolade in the world, but its awkward for me. I hurt for the loss of Dad and dont want to be reminded on a holiday where everyone else at the party is surrounded by theirs. Is there a best pathŽ answer here? „ DAUGHTER MISSING DAD IN KANSAS DEAR DAUGHTER: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your father. Its understandable that your heart is heavy. Mothers Day and Fathers Day can evoke sadness for those who have lost a parent. That said, I do think the respectful thing to do would be to remember your stepdad with a card as your mother wishes. Sometimes, knowing we have done something nice for someone else „ even if we are hurting „ can make us feel better. If you do, you wont be sorry. I know, because it has worked for me. P.S. Readers, allow me to wish a Happy Fathers Day to fathers everywhere „ birth fathers, stepfathers, adoptive and foster fathers, grandfathers, and all of those caring men who mentor children and ll the role of absent dads. And, of course, a big shoutout to dual-role moms and grandmothers. I applaud you all. „ LOVE, ABBY DEAR ABBY: I am in high school and Im an atheist. My parents are Catholic. Over the past couple of years, for various reasons, I have realized I dont believe what my parents and priest were telling me. I havent told my parents because Im afraid of what theyll say. Mom will probably think she failed as a parent, my grandma would never talk to me again and Ill be forced to go to church every Sunday, do the sacraments and go to religion class. Ive been silent for a while, but Im going to make my conrmation soon and I feel terrible. When I go to conrmation classes, I feel like a hypocrite. I want to tell everyone the truth, but I dont know if its a good idea. Should I? „ NEW ENGLAND HERETIC DEAR HERETICŽ: Although this may seem counterintuitive, consider talking to your priest about your feelings. I am positive that it wont be the rst time he has heard something like this. Keep in mind that as you grow older, your feelings about atheism may moderate. People have been known to return to „ and nd comfort from „ the church after a long absence. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable „ and most frequently requested „ poems and essays, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: With all of our outdoor cooking events during warmer months, its important to understand how heat aects food. Heat causes bacteria to grow and that makes the food dangerous to eat. Heres some key information you should know: „Never thaw food on the counter during summer heat. „Do not allow food to remain outside the refrigerator for more than two hours. If perishable food has been sitting unrefrigerated for more than two hours, it should be thrown out. „If the summer heat is 85 degrees or more, food should not be left out for more than an hour, and that includes food at the beach or at a picnic.„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just pulled our barbecue grill out of storage, and it is so dirty. Do you have a quick way I can clean it? „ Bob from Texas Dear Bob: First, scrape o all food debris and grease. Then try this low„tech cleaning trick. Grab a wad of aluminum foil and rub it over the grill until you can see that all of the icky crud is gone. Wash removable grill plates in hot, soapy water, then dry and rub the surface with a bit of cooking oil. „ Heloise Dear Readers: While stainless steel looks good and has a durable nish, it needs a special kind of cleaning to prevent the surface from being scratched. Here is how to remove ngerprints and keep the appliance shiny. Rinse, wipe and dry stainless steel often with a clean cloth or sponge to maintain the surface. Never use abrasive cleaners such as steel wool or steel brushes because they can scratch the surface. Do not use any cleaning product that contains chlorine (sodium hypochlorite), which includes dishwasher detergent and other spray products. To remove stains, make a paste of liquid soap and baking soda. Rub with the grain of the stainless steel. Then rinse, and wipe the surface completely. Pour a bit of mineral oil on a paper towel to give it a shine. Then wipe dry. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: Do you have any ideas for quick and healthy desserts that I can serve to my family this summer? „ Rebecca from Louisiana Dear Rebecca: Yes, buy your favorite kind of apples, which are abundant in the summer. You can transform them into tasty, healthy and crunchy desserts. Follow this recipe. Do not peel the apples; just remove the cores. You can then make these three llings. „Cut up dried apricots and mix with almond paste. Pack this into the apples and drizzle lemon juice over the top. „Mince almonds and gingersnaps. Spoon this mixture into the apples. „Chop walnuts and dates together. Add to the apples and pour a bit of maple syrup over the top. „Bake apples at 475 degrees for about 45 minutes. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My girlfriends husband recently died suddenly. Some of his accounts (his smartphone, websites, bank and stockbroker) required passwords, and she didnt know them all. It created big problems for her. So I decided to put together a list of all my important passwords and those of my family members. I made paper copies of them and keep the list in a le at home. I also put one in my safety deposit box at the bank „ just in case. My family has the information to access the deposit box as well. „ Barbara from Florida Dear Barbara: This is a great idea. Every family should create a safe paper le that includes IDs, usernames, passwords and credit card information as well. „ HeloiseFathers Day is bitter reminder for daughter still mourning her dadDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Fathers Day. Today in history On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered heavy losses. On this date In 1397 the Treaty of Kalmar created a union between the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In 1579 Sir Francis Drake arrived in present-day northern California, naming it New Albion and claiming English sovereignty. In 1928 Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger. In 1930 President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation. In 1953 U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, originally set for the next day, the couples 14th wedding anniversary. (They were put to death June 19.) In 1972 President Richard Nixons eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.s Watergate complex. In 1994 after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California freeways, O.J. Simpson was arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. (Simpson was later acquitted in a criminal trial, but held liable in a civil trial.) In 2015 nine people were shot to death in a historic AfricanAmerican church in Charleston, South Carolina; suspect Dylann Roof was arrested the following morning. (Roof has since been convicted of federal hate crimes and sentenced to death; he later pleaded guilty to state murder charges and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.) Todays birthdays Actor Peter Lupus is 86. Movie director Ken Loach is 82. Actor William Lucking is 77. Singer Barry Manilow is 75. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is 75. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 67. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 64. Actor Jon Gries is 61. Rock singer Jello Biafra is 60. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 60. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 57. Actor Greg Kinnear is 55. Actress Kami Cotler is 53. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 48. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 47. Tennis player Venus Williams is 38. Bible verse Let not your heart be troubled: Ye believe in God, believe also in me.Ž „ John 14:1. There is no need for you to be troubled. Put your life into the hands of Jesus. He will take care of you. RUSO, N.D. (AP) „ The man believed to be North Dakotas oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the states smallest incorporated city, the Minot Daily News reported. The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier estimates hes been mayor for more than three decades. He said he forgot Tuesday was election day until his daughter reminded him. Ill have to go down the street and see if I can “nd a cigar,Ž he quipped. In the only other contest on Tuesdays ballot, Terry Roloson was re-elected to City Council after also garnering all three votes cast.ODD NEWS North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of towns votesin them, Watkins said. It doesnt appear to be migrating, he said, but I think maybe where it is, it may be getting a little stronger.Ž Some coastal utilities in St. Johns River Water Management Districts 18-county region already are experiencing increased salinity in their public supply wells, said spokeswoman Teresa Monson said. To address the challenges, Monson said the district is coordinating with the Florida Climate Institute and the Florida Water and Climate Alliance. We have seen water quality become more mineralized primarily in coastal areas but also in some interior areas,Ž she stated. The intrusion or the upward movement of highly mineralized water into layers of fresh water has occurred in areas where there has been excessive pumping at agricultural wells and public supply well“elds.Ž In the Panhandle, meanwhile, the Northwest Florida Water Management District is not concerned about saltwater intrusion. District Executive Director Brett Cyphers said the district has not spent a lot of time researching potential impacts of sea level rise on the aquifers relied upon for fresh water. We dont have the same level of saltwater intrusion other areas have,Ž said Cyphers, who oversees a district that stretches across Floridas Panhandle from Escambia to Jefferson County. From a resource perspective were not going to have the pressures. The terrain here is different. Water ”ows downhill. We have elevations. Where the land sits ”at the water moves slower.Ž In the rest of Florida, however, cities are taking notice. Some cities have installed reverse osmosis systems in their municipal utilities. Among them are Cedar Key, Clearwater, Cape Coral and Jupiter. In reverse osmosis, water is forced through membranes that remove salt. Utilities of“cials say their brushes with saltwater intrusion have given them foresight into the future and what will be needed as Atlantic and Gulf. It will come at a cost. Cedar Key installed a reverse osmosis system in 2012 when saltwater intrusion was caused by drought. John McPherson, general manager of the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District, said the wells are 200 feet deep and several miles inland of the island off State Road 24. The district provides water to the island but is independent of Cedar Key city government. McPherson said the reverse osmosis system is used only when salt water contaminates the well. The organic elements in fresh water make the system less ef“cient, so it is not run full time. The wells are currently as deep as they can be „ salt water lies below 200 feet „ so digging deeper is not an option for future intrusion caused by sea level rise. That means the reverse osmosis system will be pressed into service more often, driving up the cost of fresh water. It does cost more. When you put 100 gallons into a reverse osmosis system, 20 gallons gets discharged as waste. And thats if everything is working properly,Ž McPherson said. And there are additional electrical costs. But its a mechanical solution we have already paid for.Ž Clearwater is taking a different, and more innovative, approach to future saltwater intrusion. Both of the citys two reverse osmosis plants were installed without regard to seawater intrusion, said David Porter, director of Clearwater Public Utilities. One was built because one of the citys wells developed higher levels of arsenic in the water that had to be removed. The other was built because the amount of water available for new capacity in the fresh water zone of the aquifer is limited. But recognizing that saltwater intrusion is expected to rise with sea levels, Clearwater is the “rst utility in Florida implementing a groundwater replenishment system to clean used water to potable standards. Permits are being issued now and construction is expected to begin late this year or in early 2019. We are taking highly treated ef”uent from our wastewater treatment plant that is already being used for reclaimed water. We are going to put it through an entirely new advanced water puri“cation facility. Its very, very advanced,Ž Porter said. It will be better than drinking water quality and we are going to inject it into the lower Floridan zone. That is going to raise the pressure of the aquifer to combat saltwater intrusion and to provide more water in the upper zone for people to use.Ž Extensive testing was done before Clearwater signed on for the $33 million project, which is partially funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Valle-Levinson said more coastal public water suppliers, and homeowners with their own taps in the aquifer, will have to account for saltwater intrusion in the future. It wont be cheap. Even inland areas are expected to be affected, including communities along the St. Johns River. The intrusion could be even more severe if the river is dredged deeper at the citys port to accommodate larger ships. That will enable more seawater to ”ow in and travel farther upriver to Palatka and beyond. As more public utilities face saltwater intrusion, the technologies used to cope with it will likely evolve. Reverse osmosis is one type of desalination technology but other exist including various methods of distillation of salt water. Unless massive amounts of rain can recharge the aquifer or large amounts of rainwater can be stored, saltwater intrusion is going to happen along the coasts, Valle-Levinson said. The estuaries will be salinated. The aquifer will be salinated,Ž ValleLevinson said. The most basic resource that we need „ fresh water „ will be contaminated, but also all of our infrastructure. Salt water will start corroding our sewage, our drainage, our communications, our vehicles. The problem of saltwater intrusion is super important. We hear about it, but we dont hear about it enough and I dont think there is a concerted effort to address the problem.ŽBRACKISHFROM PAGE 1 He has also decried how women are often considered part of this throw-away culture,Ž sometimes forced to prostitute themselves. How many of you pray for these women who are thrown away, for these women who are used, for these girls who have to sell their own dignity to have a job?Ž Francis asked during his morning homily Friday. Francis has dedicated much of his ponti“cate to preaching about families, marriage and the problems that families today encounter. He is expected to highlight these issues during his August trip to Ireland where hell close out the Catholic Churchs big family rally.POPEFROM PAGE 1 the conclusion of the Eid holiday, which follows the monthlong fasting month of Ramadan. Ghani offered no details of the extension, including how long it would be in effect. The Talibans leader, Haibatullah Akhunzada, on Monday separately announced a three-day truce to mark the Eid holiday. The Taliban cease-“re took effect at midnight on Thursday. Ghani in his statement announcing the extension called on the Taliban to reply in kind. He also said that a cease-“re could be accompanied with visits to their prisoners and treatment for their “ghters at hospitals in Afghanistan. Ghani also repeated his promise that everything could be on the negotiation table, including the presence of foreign forces. Earlier this week Taliban leader Akhundzada said he wanted direct talks with the United States before engaging in negotiations with the Afghan government. There was no immediate Taliban reply to Ghanis latest offer of an extension. In a statement Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed Ghanis offer of an extension to the cease-“re, adding that the U.S. stands ready to work with the Afghan government, the Taliban, and all the people of Afghanistan to reach a peace agreement and political settlement that brings a permanent end to this war.Ž While no one has yet claimed responsibility for Saturdays explosion in Rodat district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Islamic State af“liate, which did not sign on to the cease-“re, has a strong presence in the area. Previously, IS “ghters have clashed with Taliban, who have rejected their demands for a caliphate. Meanwhile Atta-ul-Rahman Salim, deputy head of Afghanistans High Peace Council, said Taliban “ghters from across the country were entering into government-controlled areas to visit their families and they were being welcomed by government security forces.Ž In eastern Logar province, dozens of Taliban on motorcycles roared through the provincial capital of Pul-e-Alam, some of the vehicles festooned with the Afghan ”ag. Provincial police spokesman Shahpur Ahmadzai told The Associated Press that the Taliban were unarmed and no one was allowed into the city with weapons. Abdullah Faizani, a Taliban “ghter from Logars Baraki district, said it had been seven years since he has been to the provincial capital. Although he wanted an extended cease-“re, he said he would not lay down his weapons permanently until all the foreign troops leave Afghanistan.Ž In northern Kunduz province, Doctor Abdul Majhid said nearly 2,000 Taliban were seen celebrating in the city, many of them with family and friends but also several were seen celebrating with Afghan Security Forces. We are feeling that these days are golden days for us, it is so peaceful,Ž said Majid. In southern Kandahar, Haji Gulalai said he welcomed the cease-“re.TALIBANFROM PAGE 1customers indicated that we need to get readyŽ for last-minute orders, said Steen Christensen, North America CEO for German freight-arrangements provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. He said some of the commodities his customers buy from China wont fall under the tariffs. President Donald Trump announced Friday that starting next month the U.S. will impose a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. Trump targeted Chinese industrial and agricultural machinery, aerospace parts and communications technology. Most consumer goods from China such as smartphones and TVs were left off the list. Some freight industry observers think a rush to beat the tariff deadline is inevitable. There will be a surge in exports from China and from the U.S. as the date approaches,Ž said John Manners-Bell, CEO of U.K. research “rm Transport Intelligence. We have certainly seen that in the past with these sorts of impositions of tariffs and quotas.Ž Manners-Bell expects signi“cantŽ rate increases and a shift of some cargo from ships to air freight in coming weeks. Rates for container shipping rose last year as the industry tried to sail past a period of overcapacity and low freight rates. Rates for air freight have been rising in recent years as retailers meet growing demand from online shopping. Air freight is highly seasonal, with prices spiking in the fall as Christmas gifts are sent to stores and consumers. Fortunately were not in the high season quite yet,Ž said Fried, the representative of freight forwarders „ they are like travel agents for companies needing to make shipping arrangements. He said it is still possible to “nd space in the bellies of passenger and cargo planes ”ying over the Paci“c. Some companies that source materials from China could eventually look for suppliers in other Asian countries with low labor costs including Vietnam, the Philippines and Bangladesh, but many will take a wait-and-see approach because it takes times to rewire supply chains, said Erik Lundh, an economist specializing in China for The Conference Board, a major business group. It isnt clear how long the tariffs will last, or whether the U.S. and China might settle their trade “ght quickly. There is so much volatility around this issue that in three weeks time this could all have been for nothing,Ž Lundh said.IMPORTFROM PAGE 1 AP FILE PHOTOIn this March 12, le photo, a tugboat assists a container ship in docking at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. President Donald Trump announced Friday that starting next month the U.S. will impose a 25 percent tari on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports .FROM PAGE ONE


SECTION C Sunday, June 17, 2018 This home is at 2700 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $510,000 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Propertied Group. This extraordinary home with luxury, casual elegance and versatility, has 5,558 air-conditioned square feet and offers a split ”oor plan with two master suites. When entering this home, you will step into a grand 36 by 24 formal living and dining room, with 14-foot arched impact proof windows overlooking a beautiful golf course view. Step out the French doors opening onto the spacious lanai and pool area, which has a built-in grill and bar for entertaining and overlooks the golf course. The kitchen offers generous cabinets with pull-out shelves, Thermador gas stove, built in microwave, two wall ovens, Corian counter tops and butlers pantry. The large breakfast bar has room for several bar stools, plus a breakfast room. Beautiful home in Golf HammockSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2700 Lost Ball Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn right onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn left onto Bogey Boulevard. Bear left onto Lost Ball Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2700 Lost Ball Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $510,000 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hat haway HomeServices Florida Propertied Group.DEYOUNG | 2 This home is located at 6400 Concord Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $349,900 and is listed with Cheryl Oxsalida with Heartland Real Estate Corp. This four-bedroom, three-bath custom-built golf course home sits on over half an acre and has more than 3,000 square feet of living space. It has a modern elegance and quality that sets it apart from the rest. From its breathtaking 20-foot architectural ceiling and open split design, to its views of the golf course and sunsets, not much compares. Real hardwood ”oors, porcelain wood plank tile, recessed lighting, French windows and doors, 6-inch baseboards and rounded wall edges are some of the homes gorgeous features. Located in Spring Lake, this golf course home is in one of Sebrings most desired golf communities. Originally built by the developer of the golf course, this street was purposely planned by the Golf course home in Spring LakeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS6400 Concord Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in south Sebring, turn east onto U.S. 98. Turn left onto Spring Lake Boulevard. Turn left onto Duane Palmer Boulevard. Turn right onto Concord Street. Turn right onto Concord Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is located at 6400 Concord Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $349,900 and is listed with Cheryl Oxsalida with Heartl and Real Estate Corp.OXSALIDA | 3 This home is at 1350 Nancesowee Ave. in Sebring. It is priced for $156,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. This surprisingly spacious and very unique four-bedroom, two-bath home with huge carport is centrally located off Lakeview Drive. The home offers 1,920 living square feet and the living square footage includes a fully “nished basement. The basement has two bedrooms plus a large living area. The upstairs has two additional bedrooms, and the master bedroom has a private entrance. The master bath has a huge walk-in shower, pedestal sink and tile ”ooring. The kitchen features granite counter tops, beautiful cabinets and newer appliances. This home has been completely updated including newer tile throughout, solar glazed windows, hot water heater, roof, plaster and has been freshly painted. Unique, updated home in SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1350 Nancesowee Ave., Sebring From U.S. 27 and Hammock Road in Sebring, head north on U.S. 27. Turn right onto Lakeview Drive (Gate Gas Station). Turn left onto Nancesowee Avenue. The home is on the left.COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1350 Nancesowee Ave. in Sebring. It is priced for 156,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaw ay HomeServices Florida Properties Group.TERRELL | 2


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Lisa Terrell is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-0358. Cheryl Oxsalida is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-214-3663. Elease DeYoung is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-1450. 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.The family room, and breakfast room, have sliding glass doors opening onto the spacious lanai and pool, and overlooks the golf course. This side of the home offers a pool table area off the kitchen, storage area and second laundry room. A spacious guest bedroom suite is off the family room, with a large walk-in closet and other storage. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, bathtub, large vanity and glass sliding doors out to the pool. This would make a perfect mother-in-law suite. The master bedroom suite is 22 by 18 with a built-in wall unit with a “replace, large walk-in closet and a spa bathroom. The walk-in shower is spacious and the jetted tub is great for soaking. This is a private suite located to the right of the formal living at the south end of the home. The lanai has a large hot tub and the pool table stays with the home. The two bedrooms are both 21 by 17 and have their own private bath. This home offers “ve bedrooms, “ve baths, and of“ce and two laundry rooms. One bedroom is being used as a movie room now. The split ”oor plan of this home offers three bedrooms and three baths on the south side of the formal living room and the north side has the of“ce, movie room/bedroom, guest bedroom suite, kitchen, breakfast room, family room, two bathrooms and a billiard room with a nice pool table will stay in the home. This home is two lots equal to .73 of a an acre and is located in the wonderful Golf Hammock Golf Course community and only a few minutes to restaurants, shopping and great lakes for water sports. For more information, call DeYoung at 863-414-1450.DEYOUNGFROM PAGE 1 French doors open onto a spacious lanai and pool area, which has a built-in grill and bar for entertaining and overlooks the golf course. COURTESY PHOTOThis extraordinary home with luxury, casual elegance and versatility, has 5,558 air-conditioned square feet and oers a split oor plan with two master suites. The spacious fully-fenced backyard provides privacy and has an 8 by 10 shed, which has a metal roof. Its apparent there has been excellent workmanship devoted to this home that is sure to impress. For more information or to make an appointment to view this home, call Terrell at 863-4140358, email lterrell@ bhs” or visit lterrell.bhhs” Ask about MLS 247983.TERRELLFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe homes basement has two bedrooms plus a large living area. MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € JUNE 17 TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! $105,0002/2 Office or den w/French doors. Lg kitchen w/plenty of cabinetry, pantry, open concept dining & living room. Spacious master suite & bath, large lanai w/amazing waterfront views, screened porch, covered patio, laundry room, tiled throughout, 2 Car Garage. Hurricane shutters all windows. SB2226 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751EXQUISITE WATERFRONT HOME $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. SB2155 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOOKING FOR LOT RENT IN LOW 300 RANGE? $36,900Furnished 2/2 turkey w/laminate floors throughout! Lg master BR w/huge walk-in closet & French doors to bath suite. Newer life time rubber roof, newer X-lg capacity Trane AC, Heat pump, newer fridge, newer floors and more. SB2192 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955SELLER PAYS LOT RENT THRU OCT. 31, 2018!! $75,900Spacious 2/2 w/many upgrades & evident craftsmanship! Double tray living rm ceiling, bull nose corners, extended foundation base. New AC, Heating in 2015. New architectural shingles in 2017. Double painted driveway to your X-lg garage. SB2209 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955FABULOUS FORMER MODEL HOME AWAITS YOU! $29,9001/1 home in 55+ park has new AC 2018, Stack laundry inside, plenty of storage, light & bright, 1 car garage w/screen door, perfect for snowbirds. A great way to entertain, relax and enjoy. Stop by and check out home features for yourself. SB2245 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336AWESOME PARK MODEL $24,900Relax and enjoy the view from your backyard. Popular floor plan has 2 BR 2 Ba open style, rear lanai patio, extended carport, large rooms. Being sold furnished and well equipped and is move in ready. New roof in 2016, hot water heater in 2016 and comes with golf cart. Just grab your clubs. SB2176 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336GOLF COURSE IN YOUR BACKYARD $49,5002/2 Partially furnished home w/2 car driveway, Immaculate, bright, remodeled in 2015. Laminate flooring in Dining room, living & BRs. New roof 2014, new AC, 2016 dishwasher. Open space living room, lg kitchen, wrap around cabinets. Golf cart garage. SB2250 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL, MOVE IN READY HOME $32,5003/2 split floor plan home. Ext carport w/large lanai perfect for entertaining or relaxing, golf cart shed, new landscaping, fresh paint, ready for you to add your personal style and touch, inside laundry, spacious master with on suite and more. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401LARGE AND LOTS OF SPACE $15,9002/1.5 split plan features Inside Laundry, 9 X 10 Master w/half Bath, 10 X 10 Guest BR, 12 X 13 Living Rm, 12 X 12 FL Rm, 8 X 11 Kitchen w/lots of storage & pantry, 7 X 9 Dining area. Well-kept landscaping w/pygmy palm trees, 12 X 39 Carport, 4 X 8 Covered areas for grill, wooded entry way w/steps and Deck. Golf Cart Included. SB2258The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339CHARMING AND WELL-KEPT SINGLEWIDE $14,900Turnkey 2/2 w/open split floor plan. 7 X 8 Office or 3rd BR, laminate floors. 11 X 14 Kitchen remodeled w/new counters & back splash. 11 X 11 living rm, 10 X 27 screen rm, 8 X 10 Metal Storage Shed, 11 X 11 shed attached to 50 FT carport. Motivated Seller. A must See. SB2259 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339CUTIE IN QUIET 55 PLUS PARK $39,900Furnished 3/2 home w/window treatments throughout. Cathedral ceilings, crown molding & office space. Fresh paint, new A/C 2017. Move in condition. Front screened porch, golf cart shed, 2 car carport. Priced for quick sale. SB2166 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340BACK ON THE MARKET AND REDUCED! $69,5002/2 Motor Port Home. Deluxe in every way. Totally remodeled kitchen, New Appliances, Cabinets & granite counters. Crown Molding, custom blinds, plantation shutters, Dbl. pain windows. Finished lanai, laminate & tile floors, beautifully landscaped. 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Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 owner to have no HOA or restrictions at this address. Fences are allowed at this location even though its on the golf course. Currently the house already has a black wrought iron fenced back yard. From this location its just minutes to the golf course and clubhouse or to Lake Istokpoga for the best “shing in the area. It is also just minutes to the race track and airport. When you “rst drive up, there is a long entrance driveway that leads up to a huge 24 by 38 three-car garage. The house is also on a cul-de-sac street for lots of privacy and room to keep a boat, RV and several cars. The home also already has the electric to install a pool in the back yard so its ready to add a pool if you like. When you “rst walk in through the front door, the open ”oor plan features a 17 by 23 living room with two sets of tall double glass doors with a spectacular view of the golf course out to the back yard. To the left of the front door is a 14 by 14 formal dining room, which can seat 10 people at a large table. Way up high is a cut out sky ceiling with windows that light up the room with ambiance. A modern ceiling fan decorates the peak of the raised ceiling cavity. It also has a crystal chandelier. These modern architectural touches are the things that set this home apart from ordinary golf course homes. The huge 17 by 18 kitchen features modern appliances including a gas and grill stove top, double stainless-steel sink and stylish stainless-steel refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and oven. A long modern counter wraps around the corner into an L shape, Corian counters plus a matching island table bar with sink and four bar seats for eating in the kitchen. Modern seamless cabinets with lots of drawers and cabinets wrap around the entire kitchen for massive storage. Big windows and recessed lighting provide a lot of natural lighting in the day and interior lighting after dark. The large 15 by 17 master bedroom features rich hard wood ”oors, recessed lighting and double glass doors leading into the lanai. It has a huge walk-in California closet, double vanity, walk-in shower plus a Roman-style corner bath tub. All the bedrooms have large tall French windows for lots of natural light and rich hard wood ”oors. Besides having four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, there is also a 14 by 15 bonus room just to the right as you enter the home. Double French doors open into the of“ce/game room, which “ts a small pool table plus an of“ce desk, computer and wall mounted TV with cable. For a relaxing evening step out the back door into the 12 by 28 screened lanai that overlooks the golf course. Enjoy the sunset views of the open range with lots of shade trees that decorate the course. A second private outdoor patio is off the master bedroom with its own unique seating area and view of the golf course. Ceiling fans are in every room. The main entrance has a front porch seating area. The back yard has a custom wrought iron fence. There is mature landscaping around the entire house. Enjoy golf on three different courses: Panther Creek, Cougar Trail and Bobcat Run. You can also enjoy “ne dining at the Spring Lake Golf Resort restaurant. For more information or to see this house, call Oxsalida at 863-214-3663, email cheryloxsalida@ or go to and see all the photos.OXSALIDAFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe huge kitchen features modern appliances and a counter that wraps around the corner into an L shape plus an island bar with seating. 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 2141 Lakeview Drive € Sebring, FL 33870 € Amazing 4 Bed, 3 bath Lake Clay home on a half acre! 130 ft of white sandy beach, dock & boathouse! 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 How should I budget for big projects?Budgeting may be less exciting than creating plans and dreaming up remodeling schemes, but paying for major work is just as important a part of the process „ not only what you pay, but how you pay for it. Keep these tips in mind when creating a “nancial plan for a big remodeling job.Get everything in writing up frontNail down payment terms in writing and be “rm about enforcing them. A good contractor will accept a reasonable payment schedule that includes a fair down payment and periodic payments tied to progress. You might also negotiate a provision in the contract that allows you to withhold a “nal segment of payment, perhaps 10 percent, until you are completely satis“ed with the job.Consider financingIf you cant pay for the remodel up front, you can tap into a number of “nancing options using your home equity. A home equity line of credit, home equity loan and cash-out re“nance are three of the most common options. A home equity loan, or second mortgage, is typically a “xed-rate, “xed-term loan based on the equity in your house, which you pay in monthly installments. A home equity line of credit is a revolving line of credit, similar to a credit card, which typically requires at least 20 percent equity. You can borrow as much as you need against your equity and make payments only on the amount you borrow. A cash-out re“nance typically requires at least 15 percent equity. This is a re“nancing of an existing mortgage loan, where the new loan is for a larger amount than the current amount due, and the homeowner gets the difference in cash. Try several different lenders to see who can give you the best terms. You dont necessarily have to go with the bank that holds your primary mortgage to access equity credit. Pay close attention to the interest terms, which will play a big role over the life of the loan. Carefully consider the prospects when “nancing a remodel. Home equity credit is a powerful tool, but wield it wisely. If you get too aggressive in spending money to keep up with the Joneses, you can “nd yourself underwater on your mortgage in a hurry. Strongly consider speaking with a “nancial advisor to guide you through the best options.Expect the unexpectedYou should always assume a 10 percent buffer zone for unexpected costs. (Because there WILL be unexpected costs.) A contingency budget for unforeseen problems will save you a lot of headaches. And if youre lucky and dont have emergency costs? Then you can be pleasantly surprised. When it comes to bigdeal projects, you want a good return on your investment, but you also should be looking at the improvement for its own sake. If you pour money into a kitchen remodel just to raise the value of your home, youre setting yourself up for disappointment when you decide to sell. But if you pay for a big remodeling job that enhances your enjoyment of the home and improves your experience, its money well spent. Paul F. P. Pogue is a reporter for Angies List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. com.ANGIES LISTPAUL F. P. POGUE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESWhen planning for a big home project, it is always best to get everything in writing up front.adno=3581910 See 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.Call 863-455-9927 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. THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY! CHECKOUT OUR NEW WEBSITE WWW.COVEREDBRIDGELAKEPLACID.COM Purchase by June 30, 2018 and we will pay your HOA dues for 1 year! Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors adno=3573350


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 REAL ESTATE Q&A: Should I rely on lender-placed insurance or get my own?Question: We have let our mortgage lender choose our hazard insurance for our home. Although it was more expensive, we “gured that if our lender picked it, then it must be great coverage. A friend just told me this is not the case. What is the truth? „ Frank Answer: This type of homeowners insurance coverage is known as force-placedŽ or lender-placedŽ insurance. All mortgages contain the requirement that you keep your home adequately insured and allow your lender to purchase its insurance policy, which you must pay for, if you do not maintain the proper insurance coverage on your home. Because your lender is not concerned about the price of the policy and may have a relationship with the insurer, these policies are often more expensive than a policy you would choose. Insurance sometimes gets force-placed because the homeowner let the policy lapse, although I “nd that many people are surprised and only “nd out when their payments increase. If your lender does not get the proper notice each year from your insurance carrier, or simply misplaces the notice, it will send you a letter alerting you of the problem. However, many people ignore the letter or dont recognize its importance, thinking its another updated privacy policy notice or advertisement. When your lender does not hear from you, it “nds its own policy and sends you the bill. To make matters worse, the lender-placed policy is primarily concerned with protecting the lender and is often missing essential coverage for personal items and liability protection. Unfortunately, most homeowners only “nd out about this omission after a “re, theft or ”ood, when it is too late. To make sure that you do not have this problem, always open and carefully review every letter you get from your mortgage lender. If your payment goes up unexpectedly, call to “nd out why. If its because of force-placed insurance, immediately “nd yourself a policy and let your lender know so it can adjust your account. This will not only better protect you, it will also lower your mortgage payments. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.By GARY M. SINGERTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE When buying a condominiumYou can choose buying a condo over a single family home or renting an apartment for several reasons. Whether its the convenience of a downtown location near shopping and cultural centers, the joys of home ownership without the headaches of yard work, or the affordability factor condos offer versus traditional homes, the factors are numerous. The question is if buying a condo is right for you? Thats a decision only you can make. You can use different tactics to help you experience the condo life, renting for six month or one year, and the following may help you be better informed. One of the “rst features of condo living that attracts people to this choice is the regular weekly up keep, cleaning of your unit and sharing of responsibility in terms of repairs and for insurance purposes. Most condominium communities have associations that are responsible for making repairs, upgrades, and landscape together with the building exterior features, such as windows, siding and roofs. Due to the fact that a condo associations master policy covers parts of the homes structure, condo owners can often “nd insurance at lower rates than homeowners of single family dwellings of similar value. Of course, this all depends on the type of master policy the association has purchased. Its always a good idea to review the associations policy to determine if youll actually catch a break on insurance. Always speak to an independent agent when purchasing any type of condo or homeowners insurance. Agents are not beholden to any one insurance company, enabling them to “nd a number of quotes from a variety of providers, ensuring you will “nd the best coverage at the most affordable rates. Independent insurance agents are available in your area, and are always available to answer your questions. In densely populated, urban areas, condos are often a more affordable alternative than single family homes. Its not unusual to “nd a three-bedroom condominium at thousands less than you would pay for a three-bedroom home. If you want to buy a home, but cant afford a house with a picket fence, a back yard, garage, etc., condo living may provide a more budget-friendly option. Whenever you shop to purchase a large home or condo, consulting a Realtor who specializes in condos is a must, especially for “rst-time buyers. A real estate professional who has experience in matching condo sellers with condo buyers can mean the difference between a long and frustrating process and a relatively pain-free one. Condos have unique issues and the purchase agreements can be trickier as the condo associations usually have lawyers look over their documents. You want a Realtor on your side who knows how to navigate through those agreements. Along with the master insurance policy and a different process for purchase agreements, condo living also requires residents to play by the associations rules. These can sometimes be extensive. Its not uncommon for an association to require residents to do things from turning down the music after 10 p.m. to registering any frequent guests with the security personnel. Other condo associations may prohibit pets or conducting any sort of business in your unit. Its important to review all of the associations rules, regulations and guidelines before you buy a condo to “nd out if you can live by their terms and condition. While your monthly condo payments may be lower than a traditional home mortgage, keep in mind that most condo communities also charge association fees. This is a monthly expense that may help pay for anything from gate security to lawn or shared property maintenance. It is recommended any potential condo buyer be sure to factor in any additional expenses such as association fees into their monthly budget before signing a purchase agreement. Price and affordability arent the only considerations for many condo buyers. Some demographics, such as seniors and single adults, prefer having someone else sweat behind the lawn mower or squeeze under the sink to correct a plumbing problem. For these residents, condo living can offer the joys of home ownership without the pain of home maintenance. Its imperative to ask about the condo associations reserve fund before signing any purchase agreement. This is the amount of money the association has set aside to make repairs to the shared property. If the reserve fund seems dangerously low, that can be a sign of poor management. It can also be an indication that if a major “re or severe weather event causes extensive damage to any of the communal areas, the residents are sure to receive an assessment letter from the association, telling them they owe a certain amount of money to help cover the costs of repairs. An assessment has a beginning and ending date, when the assessment is completed owners shall return to their regular maintenance fee. Depending on the local laws governing private meeting access, you may be able to request the minutes from the condo associations meetings for the past year. This will give you the scoop on the community: What are the common complaints? Who is that crazy neighbor everyone avoids? How does the association handle disputes? How quickly are con”icts resolved? How responsive are the association leaders to residents complaints? The answers to these questions can often be found in the meeting minutes and can help you avoid living a nightmare. Another source of valuable information on whether or not a particular condo is right for you is the neighbors. Many condo residents are happy to share their experience with any potential new resident. It never hurts to introduce yourself as a prospective buyer of unit #14 to a few of the current occupants. Their insights may help you determine if this is the sort of neighborhood that is right for you. Allow me to share a personal life experience that Im sure many of you can relate to. I was raised in big homes, with live-in maid quarters, private patio and gardens, a wide walk around the house balcony, 14-foot ceilings, very comfortable and enough to play cowboys and Indians and hide and seek. When I left to study it was my “rst time in a condominium and the adjustment to the reduced space was an experience, nevertheless I realize the saving of hours on inside cleaning and zero outside maintenance plus a pool, gym and all kinds of amenities was worth the fees. 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Avon Park ~ For Sale By Owner2/2 on corner lot! Split floor plan, new appliances. $109,900. 863-443-2448 Placid Lakes~ 219 Detroit Ave. Built 2007; 3/2/1 w/laundry rm. Perfectly private! Only $154k. Close to golf course & boat ramp. 863-414-1379 HOMES FOR SALE LAKE PLACID1027 Lake Placid 9 51 Lake June Rd. 3/1, lg corner lot, metal roof, home or income, motivated seller, $97,700 make offer, brokers welcome, 863-465-9100. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Sebring~ 3/2 in Tanglewood MHP, 55+. Screened porch, oversized golf cart shed, furn optional. 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LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Sebring Lake Front Lot~ in Lake Regency Woods gated community. $40k firm. 863-273-7356While rising interest rates have sharply reduced the number of mortgage borrowers who can re“nance into a lower rate, rising home prices create opportunities for some borrowers to re“nance into mortgages that are less costly in other respects. One possibility, discussed in a previous column, is to re“nance a mortgage carrying mortgage insurance into one that doesnt require mortgage insurance. Another possibility, the subject of this column, is to re“nance a piggyback „ a combination of a “rst and a (more costly) second mortgage „ into a solo “rst mortgage. Piggybacks that combined a “rst mortgage equal to 80 percent of property value with a second mortgage of 5, 10, 15 or 20 percent of value grew rapidly during the years preceding the “nancial crisis. The major attraction to borrowers was that the monthly payment on the second mortgage was less than the alternative monthly mortgage insurance premium. The lower payments on piggybacks re”ected their modest interest rates „ lenders under-estimated default risk because of the high rate of house price appreciation. A widespread practice, furthermore, was to make the payment of the second mortgage interest only for the “rst 10 years. In some cases, the second mortgage was an adjustable-rate line of credit, called a HELOC, with low initial rates but high potential for future rate increases.The crisis shake-outThe decline in house values associated with the “nancial crisis was the largest and most widespread decline since the 1930s. Many of the borrowers with piggyback loans found that the equity in their homes was negative, and the default rate on second mortgages soared. While investors in second mortgages that had little or no equity protecting them had little incentive to foreclose, borrowers remained liable. The second mortgage lender could prevent the borrower from selling the house or modifying the terms of their “rst mortgage. Many borrowers discovered the hard way that when things go wrong, it is better to have mortgage insurance than a second mortgage. Yet many piggyback borrowers survived the crisis unscathed. They did not default or tarnish their credit, and their homes are in areas where house prices have fully recovered. These borrowers could bene“t from re“nancing today.Option for piggyback survivorsTo examine the option, I assumed a home buyer paid $300,000 in May 2004, took a 30-year “rst mortgage of $240,000 at a “xed 5.5 percent and a piggyback for $60,000 at a “xed 7.5 percent, with interest-only payments for 10 years. I brought these loans up to date by amortizing the payments, taking account of the 10year delay in amortizing the second. The balances on the “rst and second mortgages would be paid down to $173,179 and $53,810 as of June 2018. I assumed that the value of the borrowers house followed the pattern of national prices as measured by the house price series published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The average annual increase over the period May 2004 to June 2018 was only 2.35 percent because the period covered included the sharp price drop following the “nancial crisis in 2007. Using 2.35 percent as an estimate, the $300,000 house of May 2004 is worth $417,000 today. The current balance of the two mortgages, adding to $226,989 is only 54 percent of current property value. The borrower can re“nance without having to buy mortgage insurance or take another piggyback. Assuming the owners credit is good, on June 8 she could have obtained a no-cash out refinance at 4.375 percent from one of the lenders who report their prices to my website, with a total upfront cost of $4,952. Entering these data in my calculator 3b, it would take only 18 months for the lower interest costs to cover the refinance cost. If the borrower had a HELOC rather than a fixed-rate mortgage, the cost saving from refinancing would be smaller because of the lower interest rate. However, refinancing into a fixedrate would eliminate the borrowers exposure to a rate increase.Post-crisis piggybacksWhile new piggybacks disappeared for some years after the crisis, they began to emerge again three or four years ago. The earliest of them were just in time to benefit from an acceleration of house price increases. The house price index referred to earlier rose by 5.9 percent a year during the four years ending March 2018, and 6.3 percent during the final three years of that period. A home purchased for $400,000 in 2014 that appreciated by 5.9 percent a year would be worth $506,000 after four years. This appreciation would allow the owner to refinance a 20 percent piggyback mortgage of $80,000, plus the existing first mortgage of $320,000 into a new first mortgage of $400,000. In other words, post-crisis piggyback borrowers are able to refinance out of their original loans after just a few years, without having to suffer through a crisis. Thats their good fortune. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at in a time of rising rates and property valuesMORTGAGE PROFESSORJACK GUTTENTAGUS long-term mortgage rates jump30-year at 4.62 percentWASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week after two straight weeks of declines, reaching their second-highest level this year. Against a backdrop of rising interest rates in the economy, long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. And the Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up its pace of rate increases. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixedrate mortgages was 4.62 percent, up from 4.54 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.91 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans increased to 4.07 percent from 4.01 percent last week. The average 30-year mortgage rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24; the 15-year rate hit 4.15 percent that day. Freddie Mac chief economist Sam Khater said the impact on consumers of the Feds rate hike will be smaller than in its rounds of rate increases in past years. He noted that a much smaller portion of mortgage loans now are tied to changes in short-term interest rates „ adjustable-rate mortgages now account for only 8 percent of loans, as opposed to 31 percent in 2004-06. Still, inflation continues to firm and borrowing costs are inching higher,Ž Khater said. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to 0.4 point from 0.5 point last week. The fee on 15-year mortgages was unchanged at 0.4 point. The average rate for five-year adjustable-rate mortgages jumped to 3.83 percent from 3.74 percent last week. The fee declined to 0.3 point from 0.4 point.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis May photo shows a home for sale in Rutherford, N.J. On Thursday, June 7, Freddie Mac reports on this weeks average U.S. mortgage rates.


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 adno=3581989 www.Heartland RE .net3200 US 27 South Suite 201 Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-3887 H ometown Professional Real Estate! James Wohl, Broker 381-2437 3200 US HWY 27 SOUTH SEBRING € Professional Of“ ces for Lease € High Visibility € Size can be Adjusted for Tenant Needs$12/SF/YR MLS #245046 Jimmy Wohl 863-382-3887 4711 ORANGE BLVD. ORANGE VILLA MH PARK SEBRING€ 1BD/1BA Mobile Home on Own Land € HOA Fee $100/YR/ 55+/ No Pets € Move in Ready$42,900 MLS #247637 CHARLEY FLESHER 863-781-2867 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING€ 163.49 Acre 18 Hole Championship Golf Course € Pro Shop, Bar & Grill, Restaurant € 11 Acre Driving Range, Cart Barn € Putting Green, Of“ ce Building € Equipment and Golf Carts.$950,000 MLS#246861 PAT DELL 863-446-0808 US 98 WINDING WATERS,SEBRING€ 150 (+/-) Acres w/2,400 Ft. on Lake Istokpoga€ Florida Trophy Property € 6,400 +/on Arbuckle Creek$975,000 MLS #241522 PAT DELL 863-446-0808 MINERAL BRANCH RD. ZOLFO SPRINGS€ 29.72 Acre Citrus Grove € 69.84 Acre Citrus Grove (Low Production)€ Buy One or Buy BothCall for Price MLS #247705 & #247706MIKEY COLDING 863-781-1698 5216 FELICITY AVE. SEBRING € 2BD/2BA /2CG € Home on 7 Lots € RV Parking and Hook Up $149,900 MLS #247619 CHERYL OXSALIDA 863-214-3663 EAGLES POINTE AT LAKE HUCKLEBERRY, SEBRINGThis is a unique 13.5 +/acre parcel with 380 +/feet of lake frontage on Lake Huckleberry. Located only 2 miles from US Hwy 27 S it would be a beautiful location for a private estate or an exclusive gated community. Conceptual site plans complete with boundary and topographical surveys are available. The property comes with an income producing 2 bedroom/1 bath rental home.$499,000 JERI WOHL 863-381-8595 2351 LAKEVIEW DR. #419 MAJESTIC COVE, SEBRING€ 3BD/2BA Condo 1562SF € Resort Style Living on Lake Jackson € 4th Floor Condo € Boat Slip $210,000 MLS #246270Will Lovett 863-781-0610 € Chris Hanchey 863-781-4031 6400 CONCORD DR. 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LAKE JUNE POINTE, LAKE PLACID € 2+ Acre Lakefront Lot on Lake June€ Prestigious Gated Community € Community Dock, Playground and Pavilion$224,999 MLS #232361 DEBBIE MCCULLOUGH 863-441-1319 2851 POLK RD BOWLING GREEN € 3BR/1BA/1CP 1232SF € 20 Acres Fenced & Cross Fenced € Brick Home with Metal Roof$225,000 MLS #247945 CHARLEY FLESHER 863-781-2867 1570 LAKEVIEW DR. SUITE 108 SEBRING€ Highly Visible Store Front € Professional Plaza on Corner Lot € Opportunity is Knocking$85,000 MLS #245612 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 2206 W. BAHAMA RD. SEBRING FALLS, SEBRING€ 4BD/3BA/5CG 1746SF € 18x24 Tiki Patio € Bonus Room € Fenced Yard$175,000 MLS #246708 PAT DELL 863-446-0808 2131 LAKEVIEW DR. FOUNTAINHEAD IN SEBRING€ Penthouse Floor Condo on Lake Jackson € No Where Else Can You Get This View €2BD/2BA Turn Key Ready Fully Furnished$195,000 MLS #247014 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 1905 BIGNONIA DR. SEBRING ON 1 ACRE€ 3BD/2BA/2+CG 2157SF€ Extensively Remodeled and Updated € Inground Pool with Solar Heating$249,700 MLS #247463 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 AVON PARK LAKES AVON PARK€ 3 Vacant Lots to Choose From€ Close to Lake Olivia € Buy 1 or Buy All 3STARTING AT $7,500 PER LOT #246314 DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 1695 W. ALLAMANDA BLVDAVON PARK OVER 1 ACRE€ .2BD/1BA Spanish Style Home Built in 1929€ Detached Storage Building€ Perfect Home to Restore to its Original Beauty$77,000 MLS #247035ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846 5721 N. DELICIOUS RD. ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, SEBRING€ Backs up to Hammock State Park €Choice Residential Lots € Buy One or Buy Both!!$16,500 OR BOTH FOR $30,000 MLS #245716PAT DELL 863-446-0808 721 RYAN RD LAKESIDE ESTATES, SEBRING€ .25 Acre Vacant Lot € View of Pond € Close to Lake Istokpoga and Gol“ ng$20,000 MLS #246004 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 509 VILLAWAY N. SPRING LAKE, SEBRING€ 2BD/2BA Duplex 1154SF € Across From Pool & Clubhouse € Fully Furnished and In Top Shape $89,900 MLS #247088 CHERYL OXSALIDA 863-214-3663 2243 JACKSON DR. PINE & LAKE, SEBRING€ 2BD/2BA/2CG 1652SF € Lake Jackson Access € Remodeled Kitchen$179,900 MLS #247913DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 62 LAKE BYRD BLVD. AVON PARK € 3BD/2BA/1CP 1437SF € Completely Renovated € 14x14 Workshop € 109 FT of Lake Frontage$277,500 MLS #247825 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846 247 CARDINAL AVE. SEBRING HILLS, SEBRING€ .23 Acre Lot € Close to Shopping, Doctors & Restaurants€ No HOA or Deed Restrictions$7,000 MLS #246448 DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 4108 W. 7TH ST. LEHIGH ACRES€ 3BD/2BA/2CG 1310SF € Fenced Yard € Located on Corner Lot$189,900 MLS #248001 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 1001 ORANGE CREEK LN. SEBRING € 5 Acres, Cleared and Ready to Build € High and Dry with Small Pond on Property € Country Living Yet Close to Downtown$84,900 MLS #247837 ALLISON WILLEY 863-381-6276 1507 SUNKIST AVE. SEBRING€ 3BD/2BA 1599SF € Pool Home € Priced to Sell!$89,500 MLS #247780 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 2321 GARDENVIEW RD. SEBRING€ 2BD/1.5BA/1CP Oversized Lot € Block Home with Metal Roof€ Close to Shopping, Medical, Restaurants & Schools$92,500 MLS #247998 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 1387 TANGELO DR. WAUCHULA € 2 BD/1BA on 1.07 Acres € Priced to Sell! € Fresh Paint$87,500 MLS #248053 CHARLEY FLESHER 863-781-2867 4098 SANTA BARBARA DR. SEBRING€ 0.23 Acre Lot€ Minutes to Dining, Shopping and Hospital € Must See in Person to Appreciate Its Location$44,500 MLS #248092 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846


C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 Lets get lighting into focusI have a confession to make. There was a time in my college days when I could not understand lighting. All these bulbs, bases and kelvin temperatures went well over my head. In fact, I received a D in this class and when I asked my professor if it would bene“t me to take the class again, she replied very kindly: I dont think it will help. Take the D and move on.Ž Guess what Dr. I Cant Remember Your Name?Ž As a professional, lighting has sort of become my thing. Once I realized how important lighting can be to all the other items in the design of a space, I got it. Now you can get itŽ too. And you dont even have to deal with Dr. Whats Her Face.Ž Lets begin with that light that sits in the middle of the ceiling. That is what is referred to as an example of ambientŽ light. Its purpose is to wash the room with a full consistent glow of light while remaining relatively out of sight. It usually sits close to the ceiling and is sometimes referred to as a ”ushmountŽ or semi ”ushmountŽ “xture. Bulbs are generally concealed and shaded with glass. That chandelier in the dining room can either serve as ambient lighting if it is the only light in the room or it can be accentŽ lighting if it is used over the coffee table in combination with other lighting sources. Chandeliers are the jewelry of a space, blingy and dramatic. Thats why we always want to hang crystals on them. In our minds, they are like wearing diamonds. Those table lamps are what we call taskŽ lighting. Their job is to direct light to the book you are reading or “nd the volume button on the iPad. It is always preferred lamps be shaded to reduce glare and they usually direct light downward onto a table or chair. Lamps are the most versatile of options in that they are of the very few types of lighting we can reposition as needed. But what about sconces? These are a point of contention with designers. Some of us consider them ambient light, because they “ll a wall with light in a soft glow while others argue they are task lights as they can be used in bathrooms over the sink or to light the stairwell, so you dont trip on the way to the kitchen for a midnight snack. I believe the de“nition is in its context. And what are those lights above the island in the kitchen? Those are called pendant lights and they serve as both task as well as decorativeŽ lighting. Like chandeliers, pendants can add a pop of color or bring interest to the room through shape and texture. Pendants also add movement to a room as they are usually installed just above eye level in the middle of open spaces. Now that we have mastered the elements to great lighting in a room, lets talk about how to layer these for the best result. You should always include three types of lighting in a room if possible. This layering of different bulb colors, installation heights and shapes of glow are what bring an otherwise well-appointed room to real life. In the family room, include a ceiling fan with dimmable light kit for ambient lighting, table lamps for task lighting at seating areas and a tall dramatic decorative ”oor lamp in the corner. In the bedroom, include some ambient hidden up-lighting within the recess of a tray ceiling, table lamps for tasks like reading in bed, then an elegant chandelier over the bed for an accent. Think the dining room is only about the chandelier? What about adding a table lamp on the sideboard for a little extra light with coffee in the morning or a tall lamp in the corner pointed toward a slightly shorter eureka palm arrangement on the ”oor. Include lighting within the china hutch to make Grandmas Limoges collection sparkle or include battery operated LED sconces for an easy solution for featured artwork on the walls. Once you start thinking about it, lighting is the really simple way to make any room immediately more exciting! Want ideas on how to light your space? Ask on my blog at Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email or visit SHELLY SAPPCONTRIBUTED COLUMN METRO CREATIVE IMAGESChandeliers are the jewelry of a space, blingy and dramatic. #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 GREAT CURB APPEAL!Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Charming 3/2 on a quiet street minutes from Historic Downtown Sebring. Old World char,m! Many possibilities surround property such as R3P zoning. Ideal of“ ces/ resident/or income property. MLS#245455 $82,900 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 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 vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy ef“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see!. MLS#247774 119 MURRAY CT, NW, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Freshly painted, large 3/2 family home in a great area! High ceilings. Large rooms. New ” ooring in living area and bedrooms, new appliances and roof. Laundry room is large and has washer and dry (as is) Lots of space for entertaining. New sod w/irrigation system. 2 blocks from Golf Course and 8 blocks from Lake June. MLS#243866. $1550/mo. BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED LAKE JACKSON. Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Imaculate 2BD,1BA end unit condo. New impact windows, new wood laminate ” ooring, new double doors, new hot water heater and new a/c! Edgewater Condo covers so much. 7 VICTORY WAY, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 Available July 2018 This 3 BR,2.5 BA home has lots of space & storage. Freshly painted new laminate wood ” oors in family room & part of the second ” oor. French doors to the enclosed front porch from dining room Screened lanai off the family room “ re place. MLS#237031 $1100/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Furnishes Charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Gol“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great “ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open ” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease.... seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $1000/mo. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Located in the town of Avon Park. 2400 Sq Ft of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block & stucco in excellent condition! Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side, or rent out both units collect $$$. Possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems. MLS#246245 $85,000 3508 DOLPHIN DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 3 BD, 2 BA Everything is New New New! Home has been completely re-done. Open ” oor plan, you can be part of the party in newly remodeled kitchen w/island. Tile in living areas, carpet in bedrooms. Enclosed patio that the sellers used as a family room w/tile & windows it is air conditioned. Large screen in patio give you additional living space MLS 247834 $149,900 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 5500 GRANADA BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 Available the “ rst of July 2018 2BR/2BA W/great court yard w/french doors from master. Screened lanai in the back. Newer ” ooring in living area, nice size bedrooms and a good size kitchen make this home one you will love. MLS#242148 $950/mo. 6 EAST PALMETTO ST, AVON PARKContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has 1,315 sq. ft., a fenced back yard, is close to school and has an enclosed front prch for extra space. Washer and dryer are as is (tenant will maintain) Third bedroom is over sized. Lawn care included. MLS#248095 $770.00/mo. adno=3581801 ADVANTAGE REALTY RENTALS € Avon Park € Sebring € Lake PlacidFull Service Rental Property ManagementAdvantage Realty Rentals743 US 27 S. € Sebring, FL $$$ Let Your Property Work For You $$$ CONTINGENTadno=3585761adno=XNSP49663 Celebrating 30 Years! Basic Security Package $99/Installed with Enhanced Features & User Friendly(863)382-3662 (863)465-3352205 US HWY 27 SOUTH EF0000229 Local & Trusted Since 1988 3 0 L L L CENTRAL SECURITY & ELECTRONICS Cameras € Fire Alarms € Security € Door Access


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Beautiful kitchen w/cherry wood cabinets & granite. Open ” oor plan. Lake views from all rooms. Stunning sunsets!$595,000 243492 HARDER HALL AREA5274 LAFAYETTE AVE.REDUCED Move in ready. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 CG. Open ” oor plan. Cathedral ceilings, “ replace, Lots of sliders to enclosed Florida Room. Fenced backyard.$149,900 247613 LAKEFRONT LAKEFONT REDUCED VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C MLS#246662LARGE 4 BR ON GOLF COURSEThis family home could easily be converted to include a Grand mother-in-law suite. Home has open kitchen area overlooking the family room that features a wood burning fireplace. Kitchen has solid surface counters with a breakfast bar & custom built in desk area. Other items: French doors, oversized side entrance 2 car garage, golf course lot, large screened porch and more. $282,000 MLS#242320 COMMERCIAL/LAKE JACKSON Approximately 1.39 acres of Prime Commercial Lakefront property on major North-South Highway 27. Utilities in place with F.D.O.T approved access. Land zoned C1 with 197 feet on Prestigious Lake Jackson and approx. 275 feet on the highway. Exact lot dimensions subject to survey. City sewer and water available. $500,000 MLS#247448LAKE JACKSON HOMEThis 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lake Jackson home is priced to sell and has a 3+ car garage. Home has original wood floors and tons of Sebring charm. Lake frontage faces the West for those wonderful Sunset views! Priced to sell at $230,000 MLS#241486 LAKE JACKSON DREAM 3 BR home with coastal style & colors. Best part begins in the back yard and only gets better! Has a deck, gas fire pit, sandy beach, dock with full electric & multiple lifts. The home interior has newly painted walls, ceilings w/crown molding & Plantation shutters throughout. 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Sunday, June 17, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | MiLB 2 | Horse Racing 2 | Golf 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | World Cup Soccer 6 adno=50536651 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018AP PHOTORays lefty Ryan Yarbrough had a tough day. By Marc TopkinTamba Bay TimesNEW YORK … The Rays had their problems against the Yankees again Saturday, losing 4-1. This one was pretty much a lost cause all the way around, as they didnt pitch well, didnt hit much until the ninth and didnt look good in the field. The result was a third straight loss to the Yankees on this trip, and the 28th in the last 36 games. After game opener Ryne Stanek got the first four outs, relieving starter Ryan Yarbrough stepped in and had trouble right away. A four-pitch walk to lefty Greg Bird led eventually to a run on Gleyber Torres two-out double. And an Aaron Judge liner that eluded centerfielder Mallex Smith to open the third led to another run. The Yankees then flexed their muscle in the fifth, with homers by Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez. Yarbrough lasted only 3 ‡ innings, allowing the four runs on six hits and three walks. That led the Rays to turn next to Austin Pruitt, who had been slated to cover the bulk of the innings on Sunday. The Rays, meanwhile, managed only three hits over eight innings against Yankees ace Luis Severino. They got their run when Matt Duffy opened the ninth with a homer off Chasen Shreve. And they were sloppy in the field, making one error by rookie SS Willy Adames but contributing with a couple of missed plays, of not mis-plays. The loss was the Rays 12th in their last 16 games and dropped them to 32-38 overall. They wrap up the fourgame series on Sunday with a 2:05 game. Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ Follow @ TBTimes_RaysMLB: Yankees 1, Rays 4Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1By MIKE CORDERAssociated PressKALININGRAD, Russia „ Even in a more defensive role, Luka Modric can still lead the attack. The Croatia midfielder scored one goal and set up the other in his teams 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday at the World Cup. Modric sent in a corner that was headed by two teammates and then deflected into the net by Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute. We scored at the perfect moment. After that it was easier for us to play our game,Ž Modric said. After the first goal we started creating chances.Ž Modric later converted a penalty in the 71st after William Ekong held onto Mario Mandzukic. It was the fifth penalty awarded in four World Cup matches on Saturday. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr felt his team also deserved a penalty. There were also so many fouls in the other box, they could have also given a penalty for us,Ž Rohr said. Croatia, with Modric and Ivan Rakitic controlling the midfield, dominated most of the match and rarely allowed Nigeria to get close to goal. It took nearly an hour for the Nigerians to have an effort on target „ a header by Odion Ighalo straight at goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.WORLD CUP: Croatia 2, Nigeria 0Modric helps lead Croatia over NigeriaBy Rick StroudTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ Theres always a lot of attention on the rookie class this time of year, rightfully so. Theres a reason the Bucs focused on defense, and DT Vita Vea, CBs M.J. Stewart, Carlton Davis and S Justin Whitehead all look like they could have productive NFL careers. RB Ronald Jones, a second-round pick from Southern Cal, could post the biggest numbers since he should get 15 to 20 touches per game. But NFL players typically make the biggest leap from their first to second year, which is why TE O.J. Howard could become a dominant player in 2018. Howard showed how versatile and explosive he can be in the Bucs offense during minicamp. At 6-foot-6, 242 pounds, Howard is a big, fast target who is a NFL: BuccaneersO.J. Howard poised to take o ?TIMES FILE PHOTOBucs tight end O.J. Howard celebrates a touchdown against Buffalo earlier this season. By BARRY WILNERAssociated PressSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. „ Whether he ever wins a U.S. Open „ and that prospect is increasingly bleak at age 48 „ Phil Mickelson will be remembered for what happened on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Call it the Mickelson Meltdown. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he ran over and swatted it back toward the hole as the ball was still moving. Sometimes it gets a little goofy, sure,Ž he said, but its all within the rules.Ž Mickelsons shocking display in the third round earned him a 2-stroke penalty for breaking the rule against hitting a moving ball and led to a 10 on the hole, an 81 overall. He went from shooting GOLF: US OpenFrustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open DIRK SHADD | TIMESRays owner Stuart Sternberg says he hasnt given up on this season. The key is getting through the current challenging part of the schedule then hitting a hot streak. By Marc TopkinTampa Bay TimesNEW YORK „ So what does the boss „ lowercase, of course, around here „ think of this upand-down, hot-and-cold Rays season so far? Appropriately, a variety of things. In a 30-minute chat with the Tampa Bay Times before Fridays 5-0 loss to the Yankees, Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg shared some of his optimism, frustration, concern, hope and confidence about the team, the season and the prospects for a new stadium in Tampa. Some excerpts: € On the results thus far: He is not pleased with the overall losing record. Called it incredibly disappointingŽ that 18 of their 37 losses were by one MLB: RAYSOwner Stuart Sternberg frustrated, but optimisticTRIPLE CROWN WINNER TO RACE AGAINJustify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Page 2 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE GOLF, 3 SEE RAYS, 3


Page 2 SP Sunday, June 17, 2018 / The SunBy BRYAN LEVINESports WriterTAMPA … Spencer Jones had plans for this weekend. The Charlotte Stone Crabs pitcher was supposed to spend time with his family, a welldeserved respite from the rigors of the season as part of the all-star break. However, fate would alter those previous commitments. A propitious conversation provided the relief pitcher with an opportunity he didnt expect. (Stone Crabs manager Reinaldo Ruiz) called me into his office to tell me I was selected to the all-star team,Ž Jones. I still got to hang out with my family (Friday) and we went to the home run derby together. ƒ It was a cool experience. Im glad they were able to be here with me.Ž Jones, one of six Stone Crabs selected for the mid-season affair, and their teammates composing the South Division roster in Saturdays Florida State League all-star game, didnt have a great game. The North Division dominated the contest with an authoritative 5-0 win. Entering the game in the seventh inning, Jones allowed an inherited runner to score, followed by two runners of his own, issuing two hits and a walk during his appearance. At times, especially early on, the all-star game felt like the North Division against the Stone Crabs, as four players from Charlotte were in the starting lineup. In the second inning alone, five of the six outs recorded had a Stone Crab involved. In the top of the frame, Jesus Sanchez leadoff the inning by grounding out, Robbie Tenerowicz flew out to deep right-center field and the inning ended with Miles Mastrobuoni flying out. It was cool getting to talk to other guys on other teams that you only see for a minute at a time,Ž Tenerowicz said. Some of them play with buddies of mine from back home, so that was cool.Ž When Palm Beachs Austin Warner got himself into some trouble in the bottom of the second inning, he was relieved by Charlottes Willy Ortiz, who ended the threat. Ortiz got the first batter to fly out to shallow right field … with a familiar right fielder, teammate Jesus Sanchez, making the play … before getting a strikeout to end the inning. Ortiz then allowed a pair of singles to begin the third inning, which ended his evening, as he was able to record just the two outs in the second inning. The all-star showcase provided a great opportunity for the righthanded pitcher, serving as the biggest stage hes ever pitched on. Ortizs fastball was on display as the 22-year-old lit up the radar gun, with his pitches ranging between 99-101 MPH. It was a busy evening for Lucius Fox. As the first batter of the game, Fox had a chance to create some excitement by setting the tempo, but struck out. Later in the bottom of the first, a hard-hit single found its way under the glove of Fox, but he redeemed himself by starting an inning-ending double play moments later. It was an awesome experience just being around all these great players,Ž Fox said. Just picking their brain and learning from each other. The crowd was amazing. You felt their energy on the field.Ž Mastrobuoni and Fox occupied the left side of the infield for the entirety of Saturdays loss. They both had one single each, accounting for the only Stone Crabs hits of the night. Tenerowicz also drew a walk. You come into these things and youre always playing with house money,Ž Mastrobuoni said. You just try to enjoy yourself, go out there and try to barrel up a ball or two and hopefully it finds a hole.ŽAUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. FS2 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Iowa 250, qualifying, at Newton, Iowa 5 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, X“ nity Series, Iowa 250, at Newton, Iowa COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN „ NCAA College World Series, Game 3, Arkansas vs. Texas, at Omaha, Neb. 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ NCAA College World Series, Game 4, Texas Tech vs. Florida, at Omaha, Neb. DRAG RACING 7:30 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Thunder Valley Nationals, “ nals, at Bristol, Tenn. (same-day tape) GOLF 10 a.m. FOX „ USGA, U.S. Open, “ nal round, at Southampton, N.Y. 1:30 p.m. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Meijer Classic, “ nal round, at Grand Rapid, Mich. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees OR Houston at Kansas City 5 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Boston at Seattle OR San Francisco at L.A. 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(Left to right) UTL Miles Mastrobuoni, RHP Willy Ortiz, UTL Robbie Tenerowicz, RHP Spencer Jones, SS Lucius Fox and RF Jesus Sanchez. By GARY B. GRAVESAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. „ Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racings newest superstar. A crowd watched the chestnut colt with a white blaze exit a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. He said the horse traveled well and will be just taking it easyŽ for a few days before this weekends celebration and his return to California. Hell walk at least the next three days, as long as hell allow us to,Ž Barnes said. Then well see which direction we need to head as far as training.Ž Justify became the 13th Triple Crown champion with Saturdays 1 -length victory in the Belmont Stakes that improved him to 6-0 lifetime. His milestone run follows that of 2015 champion American Pharoah, also trained by Bob Baffert. Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and Justifys owners will receive engraved trophies for winning the Kentucky Derby during Saturday nights card. The track said details for honoring Justify were still being worked out. Theres been tremendous buzz,Ž spokesman Darren Rogers said. Its great to have him on the grounds. And, lets face it, theres going to be tremendous excitement this year with the Breeders Cup being at Churchill Downs (Nov. 2-3). Hes great for the sport. Any Triple Crown winner is great for the sport.Ž As was the case with American Pharoah, who ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought, spectators waited as the van carrying Justify turned the corner before stopping in front of Bafferts barn. A wall featured two new signs, one proclaiming Justifys achievement below another for American Pharoah. There was a brief noise as Justify emerged, but fans mostly concentrated on positioning their cameras. Among those in the crowd was Denise King of Raceland, Kentucky, who took a break from a conference to come to Churchill Downs with a friend and see a bit of history. Id never thought Id be this close to the most famous race horse in the world,Ž King said. Hes even more magnificent than I thought hed be. Who wouldve thought wed see another Triple Crown?ŽHORSE RACINGJustify back at Churchill, fans bask in gloryBy BETH HARRISAssociated PressNEW YORK „ Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that controls Justify wants to share the horse with the public by racing him. A plan will be formulated once the chestnut colt recovers from a compressed schedule that saw him win six races over 111 days since his debut on Feb. 18. Our focus was on each race as they came up,Ž Walden said after unveiling Justifys Triple Crown banner inside Belmont Park. Now we can take a deep breath and just see how the horse is.Ž Justify is set to return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday. Next Saturday, Justifys owners along with trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith will receive their engraved Kentucky Derby trophies at Churchill. Its possible Justify could be paraded at the track like American Pharoah after he won the Triple Crown for Baffert in 2015. Today he looked fantastic,Ž Baffert said. After a week, it starts catching up with them.Ž On J une 17, J ustif y will travel to Bafferts base in Southern California to await his next move. Among the possibilities: the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 29 at New Jerseys Monmouth Park, the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 18 and the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 25. Baffert can expect to hear from officials at several tracks eager to lure racings newest superstar, much like he did with American Pharaoh. Chris Kay, president of the New York Racing Association, joked that he would hold Bode hostage until they make the decision,Ž referring to Bafferts 13-year-old son. We hope this entire g rou p will be assembled again in late August in Saratoga,Ž Kay said. Baffert took American Pharoah to Saratoga in August 2015 and the Triple Crown winner was upset by Keen Ice in the Travers. Everybody thinks Im so opposed to Saratoga,Ž he said. Im not. Ive had really good luck there.Ž The season-ending Breeders Cup world championships are in Louisville on Nov. 2-3. Its been the longest, quickest journey,Ž a hoarse-sounding Baffert said as light rain fell outside Justifys barn. We were in the office watching the replay over and over. Hes just an unbelievable horse. Were just so proud of him. We thought he was that kind of horse but the y have to prove it.Ž Justify won the Belmont on Saturday by 1 lengths over 24-1 shot Gronkowski after winning the Kentucky Derby by lengths and the Preakness by a half-length. Justify became the first colt in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2-year-old. He ran a large number of races in a short amount of time with no 2-year-old foundation,Ž said Chad Brown, who trains Gronkowski. This horse overcame a lot. He was managed so well by Bob and his staff. Hes a remarkable horse to run in all three legs as well as he did.Ž Wearing a white blanket advertising his status as the s p orts 13th Triple Crown winner, Justify walked laps inside the barn before coming outside to greet a slew of cameras. He pricked his ears at the sound of the shutter clicks and when Baffert led him closer, he playfully bit at one camera. Pharoah made so many people feel good,Ž Baffert said. This horse, Im sure there was millions of people screaming at their TV wanting to see it done. People love history being made in sports.Ž Justifys victory silenced the skeptics who believed the colt was due for a loss because of his rushed schedule and close result in the Preakness. Opinions die,Ž Baffert said. Facts live forever.ŽHORSE RACINGOwners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again


The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 SP Page 3mismatch for most linebackers and safeties. You saw two good examples of O.J. right there at the end,Ž coach Dirk Koetter said following practice Wednesday. He made that great catch in the end zone (Tuesday). He made that beautiful catch in the seam, then a few plays later, we threw the screen to him. I mean O.J.s incredible athleticism just jumps out to you. I think with him knowing more what to expect with the 16-game schedule and six-week training camp, its easy to see, I dont think anybody who watched those plays wouldnt see why that guy was a first-round draft pick last year.Ž Howard, who played in back-to-back national championship games at Alabama, unexpectedly fell to the Bucs with the No. 19 overall pick. Tampa Bay was poised to take Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, but Howard was too good to pass up. Howard is a complete tight end and involved more in the run game than the passing game. He still caught 26 passes for 432 yards and six touchdowns. But there is so much he can improve. We all have to do our reports on last years film and tell the good and bad about it,Ž Howard said. So I had a lot of things I wanted to improve on such as the run game, runnin g routes, g ettin g o p en a lot in man coverage.Ž TE Cameron Brate, who has 14 touchdown receptions over the past two seasons, still is one of the Bucs top red-zone targets. Thats becoming more of a trend with the number of teams doubleteaming Mike Evans. But Howard can hurt you at any place on the field. He had the highest yards per target average (11.07 yards) on the team last season, better than Evans (7.36) and DeSean Jackson (7.36) The problem is that like many rookies, the long season and heavy workload wore Howard down. I would say maybe a little on the mental side,Ž Koetter said. Not that he was making huge (mental mistakes). But its just tou g h to sta y mentall y focused that long. He ended up getting hurt at the end of the year.Ž Howard missed the final two games of 2017 with an ankle injury. Theres only one football, but if he can stay healthy, Howard will be a bigger weapon this season.Hes down with JPPThe Bucs werent thrilled when DE Jason Pierre-Paul told them he wouldnt be at any of the 10 organized team activity practices. But watching him for three days at mini-camp, his size, length and speed make you realize what a force he will be in the regular season. When JPP first told me he wasnt going to be at the first part of OTAs, he said, Coach, Ive been doing this a long time; theres only so many things a defensive end has to do,  Koetter said. I think hes done a good job. You can tell „ we all know who he is from afar but when he gets here, hes a big man and hes long, 280 pounds. He plays the run a lot better than people think he does so, hes going to be fine.ŽSummer break?This is a nervous time for NFL coaches and general managers. They lose track of players for six weeks and can only hope the phone doesnt ring. DT Gerald McCoy had some advice for young players: immerse your time in football. Young players, you live football,Ž McCo y said. ƒ Me? Ive been doing this nine years, so Ive learned how to manage everything. If youre young, live it. Dont be happy being in the NFL. So what? What are you going to do now that youre here? Do something with it. Make the best of the opportunity. Sixteen hundred get to do this, so dont be satisfied with being one of the top 1,600 in the NFL. If Im talking to Vita, go home, say hello to your family and get right back here. The only way to prepare for this Tampa heat is to be in it. You have to train in it. ƒ Live what youre doing, man. Set a foundation now. Im nine years in and Ive set a foundation. Young g u y ? Football. Thats it.ŽBUCSFrom Page 1run. Couldnt believe how many players, especially pitchers, theyve lost to injury. Is openly concerned about how theyll get through this stretch of 16 games against the contending Yankees, Astros and Nationals. And, still, thinks they can make something out of this season. Things have to break right for us, and if anything, its broken the other way, he said. Given all that, for better or worse, the toughest part of the season is right now. If we can somehow get through this and hold our own, if we can do that, July, August, September is going to be a fun, great, optimistic team to watch. And well see. ƒ If we can get streaky, stuff can happen. Were not writing off this season by any stretch. € On the negative reaction to their unorthodox pitching plan of using a game opener: The volume and intensity have been surprising, though he acknowledged that may be because theyd talked about it for years and tried it in 2015. But, still ƒ I know guys at MLB, in the offices and around the league, theyre looking at it and I dont think anybody is rooting for us to have it work, put it that way, he said. Its a no-brainer for us. If I was running out the Astros rotation or what ours looked like (previously) we might still do it at times. But here, were going to do it more. If we hadnt had 11 starters taken from us (injured, a slight exaggeration). But its absolutely the right thing to do. € On the roster turnover: He lauded his staff for being pretty pristineŽ in the high volume of moves they made and felt they filled in almost as good or betterŽ for all the veterans they traded with one exception, noting the way outfielder Corey Dickerson has played for the Pirates so far, hitting .310 with a large drop-off in strikeouts. If we would have seen him change his game around and not swinging at everything and striking out a lot less and walking more, it was easy, right? he said. Also that the opportunity to trade Denard Span and Alex Colome had to be taken, and the savings will be re-invested. € On the stadium: Sternberg said there has been enough talk with Tampa, Hillsborough County and business leaders that there is no reason why we shouldnt have a good sense of where things are headed by years end, which means it shouldnt be necessaryŽ to get an extension on the deadline to let St. Petersburg know if the Rays will be leaving the Trop before the 2027 end of their term. Also, that the teams contribution to the estimated $800 million project remains fluid from his original $150 million suggestion, based on commitments for major sponsorships and naming rights. The more we can sell, the more we can contribute, he said. And that he feels the team has done greatŽ and is ready, that there is a lot of excitementŽ for the project in the community and now its a matter of seeing if a workable deal can be made. Drawing an analogy to the closing scene in the movie The Iron Giant, Sternberg said its a matter now of all the pieces coming together: There are all these things. There is money out there, there are sponsorships out there, there are fans out there ƒ and its got to coalesce. Its got to coalesce. Its not New York, wheres it just ready to go. Atlanta „ boom, boom, boom. This is going to take the sum of a lot of parts to come together to make it happen. The pieces are there. People need the will, the desire and, including us, the confidence that its an important thing to do and a worthwhile thing to do. € On the youth movement, and feeling like he did in 2007 looking to the near future: Its exciting, and its not a one-, two-year thing. I think weve got just blue skies ahead of us on the field and its going to be real fun times. A lot of the story is going to be told come July, August and September, similar to 2007. Im not saying were going to win 97 games next year but in 07 we felt really good about what the team looked like the next three-four years. Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ Follow @ TBTimes_RaysRAYSFrom Page 1a 69 to making the cut to falling apart so badly that playing partner Andrew Johnston called it a moment of madness.Ž Ive had multiple times where Ive wanted to do that,Ž Mickelson said, explaining he preferred the 2-stroke penalty to having to play the ball from off the green. I just finally did.Ž Saturday was Mickelsons 48th birthday, and there were good vibes everywhere early in his round. He was serenaded with Happy BirthdayŽ at nearly every green, and even after four consecutive bogeys the fans were supportive. People here have been awesome, they made my birthday special,Ž he said. Then came No. 13, where nothing was special „ just outrageous. Mickelson jogged after the ball after it curled around the hole, realizing it was about to head down the other side of the green. His swat sent the ball off the hole. He then two-putted. With the 2-shot penalty, he was given a sextuplebogey 10 that was the highest score on any hole at this U.S. Open, according to the USGA. Ive wanted to do that many times. I should have done it several times at Augusta on 15,Ž he said. As he walked off the green, he could be seen smiling and talking to Johnston, who also was smiling. I said, That is one of the strangest things I have ever seen and started laughing, and said sorry about laughing,Ž said Johnston, a jovial Englishman with the nickname Beef. He just laughed at me, he had no words to say. We just laughed. Its something you might see at your club with your mates. It was strange, no one ever has those thoughts, it just happens.ŽGOLFFrom Page 1By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressSOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. „ The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting a 4-under 66 about the time Johnson was just starting out on greens that became so slick that Phil Mickelson swatted a ball that was still moving on the 13th green and no one in the final 22 groups broke par. Johnson, who started the third round with a four-shot lead, barely nudged his 17-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole. It ran 8 feet by the cup and he missed the par putt for one last bogey and a 7-over 77. At least he still has a chance. Johnson was in a four-way tie for the lead at 3-over 213, the highest 54-hole score to lead the U.S. Open since the fabled Massacre at Winged FootŽ in 1974. You were seeing shots that were well played and not rewarded,Ž said Mike Davis, the chief executive of the USGA. It was a very tough test, but probably too tough this afternoon.Ž Berger and Finau, who started the day 11 shots out of the lead, will play in the final group. Johnson and defending champion Brooks Koepka will be right behind them. Koepka made only two birdies in a hard-earned round of 72, leaving him in position to become the first back-to-back winner of the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange in 1989. Henrik Stenson made one birdie and picked up three shots on the leader. Mickelson celebrated his 48th birthday by matching his worst score in his 27th U.S. Open with an 81, and he provided the snapshot of a day that was entertaining for reasons the USGA didnt imagine. He went from behind the 13th green all the way off the front. His next shot was 18 feet above the hole. His bogey putt slid by, and after a few putts, Mickelson trotted after it and then stuck out his putter and hit the ball back toward the cup to keep it from running off the green. Thats a two-shot penalty, giving him a 10.GOLF: PGA TourJohnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US OpenAP PHOTODustin Johnson hits out of the rough on the 15th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, yesterday, in Southampton, N.Y. Associated PressGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. „ Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot 8-under 64 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. Nordqvist and Pace each birdied four of the first five holes and two of the last three „ each making 20-footers on the par-4 18th „ in their bogey-free rounds. They were at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Country Club. Nordqvist, from Sweden, has eight LPGA Tour victories, winning the Founders Cup and The Evian Championship last year. She birdied the par-3 fourth hole with the tee moved back behind the river. It was playing 218 today and I had a 3-wood,Ž Nordqvist said. I dont get a lot of roll on my 3-wood, so I pitched in front of the green and it just rolled up perfect. So, its a tough hole, but I like the way LPGA challenges us.Ž The 37-year-old Pace, from South Africa, won the 2014 Blue Bay LPGA in China for her lone LPGA Tour title. She has nine victories on the Ladies European Tour. I love this golf course,Ž Pace said. It reminds me a lot of home, and I love shaping the course. Its fast on the greens, and I was hitting my irons really, really well these first rounds.Ž Pace has been having success with a new set of clubs. Theyre really going straight at the moment, so thats always nice when its always like that and you can just aim at the pin and then go for it,Ž she said. Second-round leader So Yeon Ryu was third at 16 under after a 69. Angela Stanford (66) and Caroline Masson (68) were another stroke back. Ryu had six birdies, a double bogey and two bogeys. I have been struggling with my game, so I havent really been in contention,Ž the South Korean player said. So, Im not really kind of used to getting attention. I just tried to get used to it. I think I would be nervous the front nine. And then I think on the back nine, I just relaxed more, and then was thinking about my game instead of just the full field.ŽGOLF: LPGA TourAnna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share lead 2 0 1 8 0 6 1 7 s p r t 0 3 p d f 1 1 7 J u n 1 8 0 2 : 3 3 : 5 0


The Sun / Sunday, June 17, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Dunedin (Blue Jays) 0 0 000 „ Lakeland (Tigers) 0 0 000 „ Daytona (Reds) 0 0 000 „ Florida (Braves) 0 0 000 „ Clearwater (Phillies) 0 0 000 „ Tampa (Yankees) 0 0 000 „ South Division W L Pct. GB St. Lucie (Mets) 0 0 000 „ Jupiter (Marlins) 0 0 000 „ Bradenton (Pirates) 0 0 000 „ Charlotte (Rays) 0 0 000 „ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 0 0 000 „ Fort Myers (Twins) 0 0 000 „ Saturdays Games Florida State League North 5, Florida State League South 0 Sundays Games No games scheduled Mondays Games Dunedin at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. St. Lucie at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Lakeland at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Tampa at Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Palm Beach at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -115 at St. Louis +105 at Pittsburgh -137 Cincinnati +127 at Atlanta Off San Diego Off Philadelphia -111 at Milwaukee +101 at Los Angeles -145 San Francisco +135 at Arizona -150 New York +140American Leagueat Chicago -105 Detroit -105 at Cleveland -135 Minnesota +125 at New York Off Tampa Bay Off Houston -240 at Kansas City +220 Los Angeles -111 at Oakland +101 Boston -125 at Seattle +115Interleagueat Baltimore -165 Miami +155 Washington -111 at Toronto +101 Colorado -130 at Texas +120 Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Assigned LHP D.J. Snelten outright to Norfolk (IL). Sent 3B Tim Beckham to Bowie (EL) for a rehab assignment. Signed OFs Doran Turchin and Robert Neustrom to minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Assigned RHP Gregory Infante outright to Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Signed INF Connor Smith and RHPs Brian Eichhorn, Jack DeGroat and Kyle Marman to minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS „ Optioned RHP Artie Lewicki to Toledo (IL). Reinstated RHP Jordan Zimmermann from the 10-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Recalled 3B Tyler White from Fresno (PCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Optioned RHP Jason Adam to Omaha (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Brandon Maurer from Omaha. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned INF Nolan Fontana to Salt Lake (PCL). Designated RHP Oliver Drake for assignment. Reinstated SS Andrelton Simmons from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP John Lamb from Salt Lake. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Optioned 1B Tyler Austin to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Assigned INF Wendell Rijo to Tampa (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed 3B Matt Chapman on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Optioned RHP Carlos Ramirez to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Josh Lucas and INF Franklin Barreto from Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Assigned RHP Mike Morin outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Sent SS Adeiny Hechavarria and OF Kevin Kiermaier to Durham (IL) for rehab assignments. Signed SS Tyler Frank, LH Trey Cumbie, OFs Marvin Malone and Tanner Dodson, 1B Jacson McGowan and Ford Proctor and RHPs Miller Hogan, Jack Labosky, Nick Lee, B.J. Myers, Simon Rosenblum-Larson and Alan Strong to minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS „ Placed C Carlos Perez on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF/1B Ryan Rua from Round Rock (PCL). Reinstated C Robinson Chirinos from the suspended list. Transferred SS Elvis Andrus to Round Rock for a rehab assignment. Signed LHPs Destin Dotson and Josh Smith, OF Ryan Anderson and RHPs Chris Jensen, Nicholas Laio, Theo McDowell, Reggie Meyer and Leury Tejada to minor league contracts.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Placed RHP Mike Foltynewicz on the 10-day DL. Reinstated RHP Julio Teheran from the 10-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Signed LHP Miguel Ausua to a minor league contract. MIAMI MARLINS „ Optioned RHP Ben Meyer to New Orleans (PCL). Placed LHP Caleb Smith on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Merandy Gonzalez from Jacksonville (SL). Reinstated RHP Brett G raves from the 60-day DL. Transferred LHP Chris OGrady to the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Signed LHP Aaron Ashby to a minor league contract. Sent INF Wendell Rijo to the N.Y. Yankees to complete an earlier trade. NEW YORK METS „ Optioned 2B Ty Kelly to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated 1B Wilmer Flores from the 10-day DL. Signed 1B Joey Terdoslavich, SS Manny Rodriguez, 3B Brian Sharp, LHP Kevin Smith, 2B Chandler Avant and Josh Allen, OFs Ross Adolph and David Miranda and RHPs Zac Grotz, Bryce Montes de Oca and Tylor Megill to minor league contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Placed RHP Luis Garcia on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHPs Yacksel Rios and Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Signed LHPs Tommy Layne and Eli Kraus and RHP Michael Baird to minor league contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned RHP Pierce Johnson to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated INF Brandon Belt from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Jeff Samardzija to Sacramento for a rehab assignment.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Released INF Michael Baca and RHP Tyler Frohwirth. Signed OF Jon Nunnally Jr., INF Matt Telesco and C Ryan Wagner. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed LHP Kenny Mathews.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM „ Signed LHP Mike Castellani. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Signed OF Brandon Pugh. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed OF Alec Olund. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Released INF Andrew Dundon and RHP Jake Roehn.SOCCERNational Womens Soccer LeagueWASHINGTON SPIRIT „ Released D/F Schuyler DeBree and M Maddie Huster.GOLFUNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. OPENSaturdays leaders at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, Southampton, N.Y. Purse: $12 million. Yardage: 7,445; Par: 70 (35-35) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundDaniel Berger 76-71-66„213 Tony Finau 75-72-66„213 Brooks Koepka 75-66-72„213 Dustin Johnson 69-67-77„213 Justin Rose 71-70-73„214 Henrik Stenson 71-70-74„215 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 76-72-68„216 Patrick Reed 73-72-71„216 Jim Furyk 73-71-72„216 Brian Gay 73-74-70„217 Dylan Meyer 77-69-71„217 Tyrrell Hatton 75-70-72„217 Branden Grace 76-69-72„217 Ian Poulter 69-72-76„217 Charley Hoffman 71-69-77„217 Gary Woodland 79-69-70„218 Webb Simpson 76-71-71„218 Zach Johnson 73-73-72„218 Xander Schauffele 72-74-72„218 Bryson DeChambeau 76-69-73„218 Justin Thomas 74-70-74„218 Matthew Fitzpatrick 73-70-75„218 Francesco Molinari 75-72-72„219 Paul Casey 73-73-73„219 Ryan Fox 73-72-74„219 Russell Knox 73-71-75„219 Russell Henley 69-73-77„219 Tommy Fleetwood 75-66-78„219 Scott Piercy 69-71-79„219 Brendan Steele 72-73-75„220 Rafa Cabrera Bello 73-71-76„220 Charles Howell 71-72-77„220 Jhonattan Vegas 76-72-73„221 Brandt Snedeker 72-76-73„221 Steve Stricker 73-75-73„221 a-Matt Parziale 74-73-74„221 Haotong Li 79-68-74„221 Chris Naegel 73-73-75„221 Louis Oosthuizen 74-72-75„221 Pat Perez 73-71-77„221 Alex Noren 72-72-77„221 Marc Leishman 74-69-78„221 Bill Haas 76-72-74„222 Matthieu Pavon 71-77-74„222 a-Luis Gagne 73-74-75„222 Peter Uihlein 75-72-75„222 Sam Burns 71-76-75„222 Patrick Cantlay 75-71-76„222 Brian Harman 74-70-78„222 Dean Burmester 75-73-75„223 Aaron Baddeley 74-72-77„223 a-Will Grimmer 73-72-78„223 Jason Dufner 70-74-79„223 Cameron Wilson 75-73-76„224 Hideki Matsuyama 75-70-79„224 Jimmy Walker 75-70-79„224 Mickey DeMorat 72-72-80„224 Kevin Chappell 75-72-78„225 Calum Hill 75-69-81„225 Tyler Duncan 77-67-81„225 Tim Wilkinson 76-72-78„226 Ross Fisher 76-71-79„226 Rickie Fowler 73-69-84„226 Phil Mickelson 77-69-81„227 Patrick Rodgers 72-72-83„227 Byeong Hun An 71-76-81„228 Andrew Johnston 73-73-82„228Failed to QualifyRoberto Castro 75-74„149 Emiliano Grillo 76-73„149 Lucas Glover 77-72„149 Graeme McDowell 79-70„149 Si Woo Kim 73-76„149 Chez Reavie 75-74„149 a-Braden Thornberry 76-73„149 Matthew Southgate 77-72„149 Jason Scrivener 78-71„149 Eric Axley 73-76„149 Jordan Spieth 78-71„149 Thorbjorn Olesen 76-73„149 Sungjae Im 76-73„149 Matthew Wallace 77-72„149 Lanto Grif“ n 76-73„149 Matthew Jones 76-74„150 Tiger Woods 78-72„150 Brian Stuard 74-76„150 Sebastian Vazquez 77-73„150 Rory McIlroy 80-70„150 Shubhankar Sharma 74-76„150 a-Tyler Strafaci 78-72„150 Aaron Wise 77-74„151 Cameron Smith 79-72„151 Sebastian Munoz 80-71„151 Will Zalatoris 80-71„151 Chesson Hadley 76-75„151 Mackenzie Hughes 76-75„151 Bubba Watson 77-74„151 Tom Lewis 79-72„151 Ollie Schniederjans 76-76„152 Luke List 75-77„152 Kevin Kisner 77-75„152 Jason Day 79-73„152 Charl Schwartzel 79-73„152 Danny Willett 75-77„152 Matt Kuchar 74-78„152 Cole Miller 78-74„152 Richie Ramsay 77-76„153 Adam Scott 78-75„153 Trey Mullinax 79-74„153 David Bransdon 79-74„153 a-Doug Ghim 79-74„153 Sung Joon Park 81-72„153 Paul Waring 78-76„154 Ted Potter 76-78„154 Sergio Garcia 75-79„154 Kyle Stanley 75-79„154 Shane Lowry 75-79„154 Christopher Babcock 78-76„154 a-Rhett Rasmussen 80-74„154 Scott Stallings 80-74„154 Harold Varner 79-75„154 Michael Putnam 78-76„154 Wenchong Liang 79-76„155 Keegan Bradley 81-74„155 Jon Rahm 78-77„155 a-Stewart Hagestad 81-74„155 Michael Miller 77-78„155 a-Theo Humphrey 84-72„156 Ryan Evans 78-78„156 Richy Werenski 76-80„156 a-Jacob Bergeron 81-75„156 a-Chun An Yu 76-81„157 Ernie Els 78-79„157 Lucas Herbert 83-74„157 David Gazzolo 76-81„157 Alexander Levy 77-80„157 Kenny Perry 79-79„158 Martin Kaymer 83-75„158 Adam Hadwin 83-75„158 Rikuya Hoshino 79-79„158 a-Ryan Lumsden 82-76„158 James Morrison 81-77„158 a-Franklin Huang 82-76„158 a-Timothy Wiseman 83-75„158 a-Garrett Rank 83-75„158 Dylan Frittelli 78-80„158 Satoshi Kodaira 81-77„158 a-Kristoffer Reitan 81-77„158 Shota Akiyoshi 82-77„159 a-Noah Goodwin 81-78„159 a-Harry Ellis 80-79„159 a-Shintaro Ban 81-78„159 Sulman Raza 82-77„159 Michael Hebert 87-73„160 a-Philip Barbaree 82-79„161 Michael Block 85-78„163 Scott Gregory 92-75„167U.S. OPEN TEE TIMESAll times Eastern (a-amateur)Today First Hole8:21 a.m. „ Andrew Johnston 8:32 a.m. „ Byeong Hun An, Patrick Rodgers 8:43 a.m. „ Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler 8:54 a.m. „ Ross Fisher, Tim Wilkinson 9:05 a.m. „ Tyler Duncan, Calum Hill 9:16 a.m. „ Kevin Chappell, Mickey DeMorat 9:27 a.m. „ Jimmy Walker, Hideki Matsuyama 9:38 a.m. „ Cameron Wilson, Jason Dufner 9:49 a.m. „ a-Will Grimmer, Aaron Baddeley 10 a.m. „ Dean Burmester, Brian Harman 10:11 a.m. „ Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns 10:22 a.m. „ Peter Uihlein, a-Luis Gagne 10:33 a.m. „ Matthieu Pavon, Bill Haas 10:44 a.m. „ Marc Leishman, Alex Noren 10:55 a.m. „ Pat Perez, Louis Oosthuizen 11:06 a.m. „ Chris Naegel, Haotong Li 11:17 a.m. „ a-Matt Parziale, Steve Stricker 11:28 a.m. „ Brandt Snedeker, Jhonattan Vegas 11:39 a.m. „ Charles Howell, Rafa Cabrera Bello 11:50 a.m. „ Brendan Steele, Scott Piercy 12:01 p.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, Russell Henley 12:12 p.m. „ Russell Knox, Ryan Fox 12:23 p.m. „ Paul Casey, Francesco Molinari 12:34 p.m. „ Matthew Fitzpatrick, Justin Thomas 12:45 p.m. „ Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele 12:56 p.m. „ Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson 1:07 p.m. „ Gary Woodland, Charley Hoffman 1:18 p.m. „ Ian Poulter, Branden Grace 1:29 p.m. „ Tyrrell Hatton, Dylan Meyer 1:40 p.m. „ Brian Gay, Jim Furyk 1:51 p.m. „ Patrick Reed, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 2:02 p.m. „ Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose 2:13 p.m. „ Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka 2:24 p.m. „ Tony Finau, Daniel BergerLPGA TOURMEIJER LPGA CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Blythe“ eld Country Club, Grand Rapids, Mich. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundLee-Anne Pace 67-67-64„198 Anna Nordqvist 66-68-64„198 So Yeon Ryu 64-67-69„200 An g ela Stanford 68-67-66„201 Caroline Masson 67-66-68„201 Sophia Popov 67-68-67„202 Sakura Yokomine 68-64-70„202 Azahara Munoz 68-70-65„203 Lydia Ko 69-67-67„203 Moriya Jutanugarn 70-69-65„204 Ashleigh Buhai 68-67-69„204 Sandra Gal 68-64-72„204 Alena Sharp 71-68-66„205 Lexi Thompson 68-70-67„205 Lizette Salas 66-72-67„205 Jacqui Concolino 69-67-69„205 Michelle Wie 69-67-69„205 Amy Yang 73-67-66„206 Nelly Korda 70-68-68„206 Celine Boutier 72-68-67„207 Jin Young Ko 70-69-68„207 Brooke M. Henderson 69-70-68„207 Jeong Eun Lee 69-70-68„207 Lindy Duncan 69-69-69„207 Yani Tseng 70-67-70„207 Cristie Kerr 70-66-71„207 Peiyun Chien 70-66-71„207 Brianna Do 68-68-71„207 Su Oh 66-68-73„207 Carlota Ciganda 71-69-68„208 Hee Young Park 73-66-69„208 Eun-Hee Ji 71-68-69„208 Mina Harigae 68-71-69„208 Laetitia Beck 70-68-70„208 Kelly Shon 64-71-73„208 Mi Jung Hur 73-69-67„209 Lauren Kim 73-68-68„209 Hyo Joo Kim 72-69-68„209 Tiffany Joh 70-71-68„209 Angel Yin 71-68-70„209 Thidapa Suwannapura 70-69-70„209 Sei Young Kim 69-70-70„209 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-67-71„209 Yu Liu 69-69-71„209 Becky Morgan 69-69-71„209 a-Jaclyn Lee 68-69-72„209 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 71-71-68„210 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-73-68„210 In Gee Chun 72-69-69„210 Megan Khang 73-67-70„210 Nasa Hataoka 70-70-70„210 Morgan Pressel 68-72-70„210 Mariah Stackhouse 68-72-70„210 Caroline Inglis 68-72-70„210 Jaye Marie Green 73-66-71„210 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 73-69-69„211 Cydney Clanton 73-69-69„211 Cheyenne Woods 72-69-70„211 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 69-72-70„211 Hannah Green 68-73-70„211 Emily Tubert 70-70-71„211 Ariya Jutanugarn 69-70-72„211 Bronte Law 70-68-73„211 Kris Tamulis 73-69-70„212 Samantha Troyanovich 73-69-70„212 Beatriz Recari 71-71-70„212 Daniela Iacobelli 70-72-70„212 Christina Kim 70-70-72„212 Caroline Hedwall 68-72-72„212 Haru Nomura 69-72-72„213 Giulia Molinaro 72-68-73„213 Perrine Delacour 72-67-74„213 Katelyn Dambaugh 68-70-75„213 Min Lee 72-70-72„214 Celine Herbin 66-70-78„214 Gemma Dryburgh 70-72-73„215 Sandra Changkija 71-68-79„218 Katherine Perry 74-68-78„220Failed to QualifyDori Carter 74-69„143 Katie Burnett 73-70„143 Pernilla Lindberg 73-70„143 Sarah Burnham 72-71„143 Robynn Ree 71-72„143 Jackie Stoelting 71-72„143 Rebecca Artis 71-72„143 Katherine Kirk 70-73„143 Sydnee Michaels 70-73„143 Mind Muangkhumsakul 70-73„143 Emily Pedersen 70-73„143 Brittany Lang 69-74„143 Madelene Sagstrom 77-67„144 Mirim Lee 76-68„144 Jessy Tang 75-69„144 Lee Lopez 74-70„144 Brittany Altomare 74-70„144 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 74-70„144 Lauren Coughlin 74-70„144 P.K. Kongkraphan 74-70„144 Amelia Lewis 73-71„144 Paula Creamer 73-71„144 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 71-73„144 Holly Clyburn 71-73„144 Dani Holmqvist 70-74„144 Xiyu Lin 70-74„144 Madeleine Sheils 70-74„144 Annie Park 76-69„145 Jennifer Hahn 75-70„145 Brittany Marchand 73-72„145 Maddie McCrary 73-72„145 Laura Diaz 73-72„145 Julieta Granada 72-73„145 Kassidy Teare 71-74„145 Vicky Hurst 70-75„145 Sun Young Yoo 76-70„146 Camilla Lennarth 75-71„146 Leticia Ras-Anderica 74-72„146 Samantha Wagner 74-72„146 Luna Sobron 73-73„146 Nicole Broch Larsen 73-73„146 Kendall Dye 71-75„146 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-76„146 AJ Newell 76-71„147 Brittany Benvenuto 73-74„147 Maria Hernandez 73-74„147 Wichanee Meechai 73-74„147 Aditi Ashok 73-74„147 Ilhee Lee 71-76„147 Harang Lee 77-71„148 Daniela Darquea 77-71„148 a-Allyson Geer 76-72„148 Laura Davies 75-73„148 Kim Kaufman 75-73„148 Simin Feng 74-74„148 Maria Torres 74-74„148 Cindy LaCrosse 73-75„148 Katelyn Sepmoree 76-73„149 Paula Reto 76-74„150 Beth Allen 75-75„150 Allison Emrey 77-74„151 Alison Lee 76-75„151 Nannette Hill 78-74„152 Martina Edberg 76-77„153 Alison Walshe 80-74„154AUTO RACINGNASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKM&MS 200Saturday night at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa Lap length: 0.875 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (16) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 200 laps, 0 rating, 51 points. 2. (3) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 200, 0, 47. 3. (1) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 200, 0, 47. 4. (12) David Gilliland, Toyota, 200, 0, 35. 5. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 41. 6. (13) Jesse Little, Toyota, 200, 0, 35. 7. (14) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 30. 8. (9) Christian Eckes, Toyota, 200, 0, 30. 9. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 45. 10. (17) Myatt Snider, Ford, 200, 0, 33. 11. (15) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 200, 0, 26. 12. (27) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 25. 13. (22) Tanner Thorson, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 24. 14. (18) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 23. 15. (19) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 22. 16. (6) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 25. 17. (11) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 195, 0, 20. 18. (26) Cory Roper, Ford, 195, 0, 19. 19. (10) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 20. 20. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 194, 0, 17. 21. (28) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 191, 0, 16. 22. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 173, 0, 15. 23. (23) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, engine, 153, 0, 14. 24. (29) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, engine, 152, 0, 13. 25. (32) Bobby Reuse, Chevrolet, suspension, 136, 0, 12. 26. (2) Matt Crafton, Ford, accident, 135, 0, 21. 27. (8) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, accident, 135, 0, 0. 28. (20) Reid Wilson, Chevrolet, overheating, 109, 0, 9. 29. (4) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, accident, 102, 0, 8. 30. (24) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, suspension, 56, 0, 7. 31. (21) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, brakes, 50, 0, 6. 32. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 19, 0, 0. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 89.942 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 56 minutes, 45 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.333 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 44 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: H.Burton 1-30; M.Crafton 31-50; Joh.Nemechek 51-64; C.Eckes 65-68; N.Gragson 69-75; Joh.Nemechek 76; S.Friesen 77-124; B.Mof“ tt 125-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Mof“ tt, 1 time for 75 laps; S.Friesen, 1 time for 47 laps; H.Burton, 1 time for 29 laps; M.Crafton, 1 time for 19 laps; Joh.Nemechek, 2 times for 13 laps; N.Gragson, 1 time for 6 laps; C.Eckes, 1 time for 3 laps. Wins: J.Sauter, 4; B.Mof“ tt, 2; N.Gragson, 1; Joh.Nemechek, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 419; 2. N.Gragson, 348; 3. B.Mof“ tt, 334; 4. G.En“ nger, 308; 5. S.Friesen, 308; 6. M.Crafton, 300; 7. B.Rhodes, 291; 8. J.Haley, 278; 9. M.Snider, 247; 10. D.Sargeant, 239.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGTHUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Clay Millican, 3.817 seconds, 322.88 mph vs. 16. Terry Totten, 6.899, 84.96. 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.830, 323.66 vs. 15. Terry McMillen, 4.724, 159.34. 3. Antron Brown, 3.832, 319.67 vs. 14. Richie Crampton, 4.626, 169.81. 4. Scott Palmer, 3.863, 319.82 vs. 13. Bill Litton, 4.111, 302.82. 5. Brittany Force, 3.875, 320.20 vs. 12. Doug Kalitta, 4.091, 243.81. 6. Steve Torrence, 3.879, 321.81 vs. 11. Shawn Reed, 4.019, 263.62. 7. Dom Lagana, 3.886, 321.19 vs. 10. Pat Dakin, 4.002, 306.53. 8. Mike Salinas, 3.917, 314.97 vs. 9. Leah Pritchett, 4.001, 296.31.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.993, 325.92 vs. 16. Jonnie Lindberg, Ford Mustang, 4.771, 202.82. 2. J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.072, 313.15 vs. 15. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.335, 231.91. 3. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.077, 316.97 vs. 14. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Solara, 4.298, 290.13. 4. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.078, 312.06 vs. 13. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.262, 251.81. 5. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.109, 304.05 vs. 12. Jim Campbell, Dodge Charger, 4.215, 295.98. 6. John Force, Camaro, 4.115, 313.51 vs. 11. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.193, 301.07. 7. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.130, 307.86 vs. 10. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.191, 299.00. 8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.167, 303.03 vs. 9. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.188, 296.24. Did Not Qualify: 17. Terry Haddock, 9.984, 92.31.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.674, 205.44 vs. 16. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 7.552, 133.18. 2. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.683, 205.26 vs. 15. Tommy Lee, Camaro, 7.012, 195.39. 3. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.685, 204.82 vs. 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.866, 201.49. 4. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.688, 205.60 vs. 13. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.800, 203.12. 5. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.692, 203.58 vs. 12. Tim Freeman, Camaro, 6.744, 203.46. 6. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.700, 204.57 vs. 11. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.710, 205.26. 7. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.703, 205.22 vs. 10. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.706, 206.13. 8. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.703, 204.08 vs. 9. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.704, 205.07.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Connecticut 7 3 .700 „ Atlanta 6 5 .545 1 Washington 6 5 .545 1 Chicago 3 6 .333 3 New York 3 6 .333 3 Indiana 1 10 .091 6WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Los Angeles 7 2 .778 „ Phoenix 8 3 .727 „ Seattle 8 3 .727 „ Dallas 5 4 .556 2 Minnesota 4 6 .400 3 Las Vegas 3 8 .273 5Fridays GamesLos Angeles 97, Washington 86 Dallas 77, Las Vegas 67 Seattle 103, Connecticut 92Saturdays GamesMinnesota 85, New York 71 Indiana 96, Atlanta 64 Connecticut at Phoenix, lateTodays GamesLos Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Las Vegas, 8 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledSOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 3 33 33 19 New York City FC 8 3 4 28 30 20 Columbus 7 4 6 27 22 16 New York Red Bulls 8 4 2 26 30 16 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Orlando City 6 8 1 19 24 31 Chicago 5 7 4 19 23 28 Philadelphia 5 7 3 18 16 21 Montreal 5 11 0 15 18 31 Toronto FC 4 7 3 15 23 27 D.C. United 2 6 4 10 19 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 8 2 5 29 28 14 FC Dallas 8 1 5 29 24 14 Los Angeles FC 7 4 3 24 29 24 Vancouver 6 5 5 23 26 30 Real Salt Lake 7 7 1 22 19 29 Portland 6 3 4 22 20 18 Houston 6 5 3 21 29 21 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 8 1 16 17 26 Seattle 3 8 2 11 10 17 San Jose 2 9 4 10 24 31 Colorado 2 9 3 9 16 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJune 13Atlanta United FC 2, Columbus 0 Montreal 3, Orlando City 0 D.C. United 4, Toronto FC 4, tie New York 2, Seattle 1 Chicago 2, Colorado 2, tie New England 2, San Jose 2, tieSaturday, June 23Vancouver at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. FC Dallas at New York Red Bulls, 6 p.m. Montreal at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m. San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, June 24Portland at Atlanta United FC, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York City FC, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 10 0 3 33 25 11 Seattle 5 2 4 19 13 8 Orlando 5 3 4 19 19 15 Portland 4 4 3 15 15 16 Chicago 3 3 6 15 16 16 Utah 3 3 5 14 9 9 Houston 3 4 5 14 13 17 Washington 2 7 4 10 10 17 Sky Blue FC 0 9 2 2 8 19 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Saturdays GamesSeattle 0, Washington 0, tie North Carolina 1, Utah 0 Orlando 3, Sky Blue 2 Portland at Chicago, lateFriday, June 22Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, June 23North Carolina at Seattle, 4 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, Bosnia-Herzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts Russia 1 0 0 5 0 3 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt 0 0 1 0 1 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 0 5 0 3 points for win, 1 for tie June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 Friday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 Tuesday At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m. Wednesday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m. Monday, June 25 At Samara, Russia Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m. GROUP B W T L GF GA Pts Iran 1 0 0 1 0 3 Portugal 0 1 0 3 3 1 Spain 0 1 0 3 3 1 Morocco 0 0 1 0 1 0 Friday At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Spain 3, Portugal 3, tie Wednesday At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 At Kaliningrad, Russia Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m. At Saransk, Russia Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m. GROUP C W T L GF GA Pts France 1 0 0 2 1 3 Denmark 1 0 0 1 0 3 Australia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Peru 0 0 1 0 1 0 Saturday At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 Thursday At Samara, Russia Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m. At Ekaterinburg, Russia France vs. Peru, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m. GROUP D W T L GF GA Pts Croatia 1 0 0 2 0 3 Iceland 0 1 0 1 1 1 Argentina 0 1 0 1 1 1 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 2 0 Saturday At Moscow (Spartak) Iceland 1, Argentina 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 Thursday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At Volgograd, Russia Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. At St. Petersburg, Russia Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m. GROUP E W T L GF GA Pts Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 0 Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 0 Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Today At Samara, Russia Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m. At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m. At Kaliningrad, Russia Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Moscow (Spartak) Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m. At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m. GROUP F W T L GF GA Pts Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 Today At Moscow (Luzhniki) Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. Monday At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 23 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m. At Sochi, Russia Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan, Russia South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Panama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monday At Sochi, Russia Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 28 At Kaliningrad, Russia England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.At Saransk, Russia Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m. GROUP H W T L GF GA Pts Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tuesday At Saransk, Russia Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m. At Moscow (Spartak) Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/ WTA TOURLIBEMA OPENSaturday at Autotron Rosmalen, Den Bosch, Netherlands Purse: ATP, $721,000 (WT250); WTA, $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-Outdoor Mens Singles Semi“ nalsRichard Gasquet (2), France, def. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-2. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-4, 7-5.Womens Singles Semi“ nalsAleksandra Krunic (7), Serbia, def. CoCo Vandeweghe (1), United States, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1). Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-4.Mens Doubles ChampionshipDominic Inglot, Britain, and Franko Skugor (3), Croatia, def. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus (2), New Zealand, 7-6 (3), 7-5.Womens Doubles ChampionshipElise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, and Kirsten Flipkens (2), Belgium, 3-3 retired.ATP WORLD TOURMERCEDESCUPSaturday at TC Weissenhof, Stuttgart, Germany Purse: $772,000 (WT250); Surface: Clay-Outdoo r Mens Singles Semi“ nalsMilos Raonic (7), Canada, def. Lucas Pouille (2), France, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Nick Kyrgio s (4), Australia, 6-7 (2), 6-2, 7-6 (5).Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsRobert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, and Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 12-10.WTA TOURNATURE VALLEY OPENSaturday at Nottingham Tennis Centre, Nottingham, England Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsAshleigh Barty (1), Australia, def. Naomi Osaka (3), Japan, 6-3, 6-4. Johanna Konta (4), Britain, def. Donna Vekic (6), Croatia, 6-2, 6-3.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAlicja Rosolska, Poland, and Abigail Spears, United States, def. Desirae K rawczyk, United States, and Giuliana Olmos, Mexico, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, and Heather Watson, Britain, def. Lizette Cabrera, Australia, and Irina Falconi, United States, 7-5, 6-1.COLLEGE BASEBALLDIVISION I COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. All times Eastern(Double Elimination; x-if necessary) SaturdayNorth Carolina 8, Oregon State 6 Game 2 „ Washington 35-24) vs. Mississippi State (37-37), lateSundayGame 3 „ Arkansas (44-19) vs. Texas (42-21), 2 p.m. Game 4 „ Texas Tech (44-18) vs. Florida (47-19), 7 p.m.MondayGame 5 „ Oregon State (49-11-1) vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 „ North Carolina (44-18) vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.TuesdayGame 7 „ Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 8 „ Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m.WednesdayGame 9 „ Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m.ThursdayGame 10 „ Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m.Friday, June 22Game 11 „ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. Game 12 „ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.Saturday, June 23x-Game 13 „ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. x-Game 14 „ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3; x-if necessary)Monday, June 25: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 27: Pairings TBD, 7 p.m.BOXINGSCHEDULEJune 16At Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Angel Acosta vs. Carlos Buitrago, 12, for Acostas WBO junior ” yweight title. At Frisco, Texas (SHO), Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo, 12, for Spences IBF welterweight title; Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores, 12, for Romans WBA junior featherweight title.June 17At Kiev, Ukraine, Artem Dalakian vs. Sirichai Thaiyen, 12, for Dalakians WBA ” yweight title.June 23At TBA, France, Nordine Oubaali vs. Petch Sor Chipatanna, 12, for the vacant WBC bantamweight title. At O2 Arena, London, Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray, 12, for Saunders WBO middleweight title; Daniel Dubois vs. Tom Little, 10, heavyweights; Ohara Davies vs. Josh Leather, 12, junior welterweights; Darryll Williams vs. Lennox Clarke, 10, super middleweights. At Oaxaca, Mexico, Miguel Berchelt vs. Jonathan Victor Barros, 12, for Berchelts WBC junior lightweight title. At the Belasco Theater, Los Angeles (ESPN), Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Juan Carlos Salgado, 10, super lightweights.June 30At Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, (ESPN), Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo, 12, for Ramirezs WBO super middleweight title; Alex Saucedo vs. Lenny Zappavigna, 10, junior welterweights.July 7At Astana, Kazakhstan, Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altunkaya, 12, for the vacant WBA cruiserweight title. At Save Mart Arena, Fresno, Calif. (ESPN), Jose Ramirez vs. Danny OConnor, 12, for Ramirezs WBC junior welterweight title. At Kobe, Japan, Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Vic Saludar, 12, for Yamanakas WBO strawweight title; Reiya Konishi vs. Orlie Silvestre, 12, junior ” yweights.July 14At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for Matthysses WBA World welterweight title; Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem, 12, for the vacant IBF ” yweight title; Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu, 12, for Canizales WBA junior ” yweight title; Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega, 12, featherweights. At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (ESPN), Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 12, for Prograis WBC interim junior welterweight title.July 14At London, George G roves vs. Callum Smith, 12, for G roves WBA super middleweight title (World Boxing Super Series “ nal).Aug. 4At Sydney, Australia, Billy Dib vs. Tevin Farmer, 12, for the vacant IBF junior lightweight title. At Hard Rock Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez, 12, for Kovalevs WBO light heavyweight title.


By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated PressROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia „ Neymar is still the key to Brazils attack, even if he hasnt fully recovered from a right foot injury. The five-time champions play their opening World Cup match on Sunday against Switzerland, and Neymar is expected to take his position at the front. Neymar is not yet 100 percent,Ž Brazil coach Tite said Saturday. But physically, he is very privileged. His sprints, his speed are very impressive. Hes not 100 percent yet ... but hes good enough to play well.Ž Neymar appeared relaxed in training at the empty 45,000seat Rostov Arena, his bleached hair held back with a band. Tite said midfielder Fred, newly signed by Manchester United, is still recovering from an ankle injury and is the teams only doubt. Six months after his record-breaking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar fractured his right foot in February in a match against Marseille. Many in Brazil have been obsessively focused on his recovery, fretting over the national teams promise to overcome its humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 semifinals. Since Tite took over, Brazil has lost only once in 21 matches and was the first of 31 teams to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. After Switzerland, the Brazilians will take on Serbia and Costa Rica in Group E. Im happy with the way weve played,Ž Tite said. What we have to do is replicate it at the World Cup.Ž Page 6 SP Sunday, June 17, 2018 / The Sun (941) 764-6661 € riverwoodgc.com4100 Riverwood Drive € Port Charlotte, FL 33953 B o o k O n l i n e o r C a l l T o d a y Book Online or Call Today. J o i n o u r E C l u b f o r c u r r e n t Join our E-Club for current i n f o r m a t i o n o n information on e v e n t s & m e m b e r s h i p i n c e n t i v e s events & membership incentives. 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The Therapeutic Advances in Urology Journal concluded that Acoustic Wave Therapy aimed outside the body is a revolutionary treatment of ED.Ž 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=50538096By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated PressROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia „ Revered by his players and credited with turning Brazils national team around, Tite knows hes not perfect. Brazil, which will play its first World Cup match since its humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 semifinals against Switzerland on Sunday, has lost only once in 21 matches since Tite took over as coach in June 2016. There is a lot of pressure when we play because the world of football is looking at us,Ž Tite said Saturday. But I am happy with the way weve been performing. Weve been building up for a long time and its gone well. That gives us some feeling of peace.Ž But talk of a sixth World Cup title may be a little premature for the 57-year-old coach, whose team has outscored its opponents 47-5 over the last two years. I dont think about that. And not everyone (in Brazil) likes me,Ž Tite said, chuckling. There are people who dont like my decisions or me personally. And there are some people I dont like, too.Ž His players, however, are firmly on his side. Tite has gained a reputation of building a team uncharacteristically compact for a South American side while bringing back goal-scoring flare with young players like Gabriel Jesus, a Manchester City striker who scored the most goals in qualifying. I have said it on many occasions „ our teacher has changed the face of the national team,Ž Brazil captain Marcelo said. He breaks everything down for us and that makes out job easier.ŽBrazil coach Tite adored for turning around national teamSOCCER: World CupAP PHOTOBrazil head coach Tite answers questions during a press conference after Brazils official training yesterday on the eve of the group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Neymar still not 100 percentBy HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ Mohamed Salah celebrated his 26th birthday with a Chechen cake and the news that he will play in Egypts next World Cup match. A statement from the Egyptian soccer association gave no details about his fitness except that the Liverpool striker participated fully in training Saturday in Grozny, the teams base in Russias Chechnya region. Salah injured his left shoulder in the Champions League final last month, putting his World Cup in doubt. He was an unused substitute in Egypts 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday „ his birthday. (His) condition is so much better,Ž Egypt executive director Ihab Leheta said Saturday. He was very upset after the Uruguay game. He thought he could have played and made a contribution.Ž Fans and Chechnyas leadership tried to cheer him up, presenting Salah with a giant birthday cake. Salah smiled as he sang Happy BirthdayŽ with his teammates, team officials and hotel staff, but the brief celebration was visibly subdued and not everyone joined in. We could have celebrated more,Ž Leheta said, alluding to the loss to Uruguay. The brief celebration took place upon the teams arrival back in their Grozny hotel after the flight from Yekaterinburg, where they played their opening match. A video clip showed a cake coated in the colors of the Egyptian and Chechnya flags sitting on a table in the teams hotel lobby.Salah “ t for Egypts next World Cup matchBy JOHN LEICESTERAssociated PressMOSCOW „ When the final whistle blew, Lionel Messi angrily kicked away the ball like it was poison and tore off his captains armband as though it was cursed. A superstar of football knocked off his pedestal at the World Cup. By a bunch of guys from Iceland. Iceland. Population 350,000. Back on the volcanic, wind-swept island bashed by Arctic seas, in winters to come when storms are blowing and the sun is on strike, Icelanders will draw warmth from the memory of the 1-1 draw in this, their first-ever World Cup match. They and the team celebrated the result like a victory. And rightfully so. By neutralizing twotime World Cup winner Argentina, who had Messi on the field, a cigarpuffing Diego Maradona watching from the VIP seats and the pope on its side, Iceland blazed a trail for small countries and territories everywhere. Luxembourg, Malta, Hong Kong, Scotland and the like, are you paying attention? Because this was no fluke. It was Icelands reward for two decades of thought, investment and ambition lavished on football, so all Icelandic boys and girls who want to play now have an abundance of pitches and qualified coaches. Although Iceland has a pool of just 100 or so full-time professionals to draw from, its team is only getting better and growing in stature, no longer just a cute story of overachievement but a bona fide outfit to be reckoned with. And it has developed a real taste for bringing the great and good of football down a peg or two. First was Cristiano Ronaldo, sulky and frustrated after Iceland restricted his Portugal to a 1-1 draw at the European Championships in 2016, in what was Icelands first experience of a major tournament. Then followed a milestone victory against England, sent packing 2-1 in the first knockout round of those championships. The upset made Iceland the darling of underdoglovers everywhere. And now Messi, the latest star extinguished by a blanket of sturdy Icelandic defending, physicality, organization, teamwork and self-sacrifice. He had a penalty saved He fired shots wide. Icelands players stuck to him like chewing gum on a shoe. When two or three of them followed his runs, others stepped into the gaps he opened in Icelands defense, plugging them. There always seemed to be a head, leg or other Icelandic body part in his way. Nine of Icelands starting 11 stood 6-foot (1.83 meters) tall or more. Nine of Argentinas starters were under 6-foot. Iceland used every spare inch. With Argentina pressing for a second-half winner, Messi sublimely controlled a long pass and was primed to shoot. The defender who stopped him from doing so, with an outstretched foot, was Birkir Saevarsson. When hes not playing football, Saevarsson works a day job packing salt into jars in a warehouse back in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital. Forming blocks of blue up in the stands, the Icelandic fans never let up their din. This was David vs. Goliath stuff. None more so than when goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stopped Messis penalty in the 64th minute. Halldorsson plays his football in Denmark. His market value, surely rising now, is less than Messi reportedly earns in a week at Barcelona. Halldorsson used to hone his reflexes by kicking a ball hard at a wall and catching the rebound. He plays with a surgically reconstructed shoulder that was damaged when snowboarding in his teens. When he isnt keeping goal, he works as a film director. And he does his homework. He plunged to his right when Messi kicked and punched the ball away. Halldorsson said he studied footage of previous Messi penalties and had a good feeling that he would go this way.ŽIceland neutralizes Messi and ArgentinaAP PHOTOArgentinas Lionel Messi covers his face during the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, yesterday.


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, June 17, 2018 Small businesses can own buildingWorkshop Tuesday on Small Business Administration loanSEBRING „ Once people own their own business, they may want to see about owning their own location. Thats where a workshop on the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan comes in. A joint seminar by Highlands County Economic Development, the Small Business Development Center, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation and University of South Florida at South Florida State College University Center will cover what local entrepreneurs would need to know to go from leasing to buying, building or renovating their own storefront. The event is 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at University Center Room 109 at 600 W. College Drive in Avon Park. Cost is $10 and a reservation is requested. Interested parties can reserve a seat by calling 863-784-7405 and talking to Florida SBDC business consultant Michael Noel. The course code is CRN30817. Highlands County Economic Development Manager Taylor Benson said William Wilson with Florida First Capital recently presented the idea to the Highlands County Economic Development Commission/Industrial By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERAVON PARK „ There will be four fresh faces joining the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors this summer. Benny Fischetti, Melissa Kuehnle, Tina Thompson and Maria Tsakaols are the newest business representatives in Avon Park to join the board. They will be replacing Board President Aaron Jahjah, Patti Brock, Justine Devlin and Lori Keyes. Fischetti moved to Avon Park in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the small town charm and the history that came with it.Ž When I initially saw this town, I saw the potential that laid within it.Ž He is originally from St. Petersburg where his family owns multiple Italian restaurants. Fischetti owns Little Italy. By opening my restaurant, I am able to also contribute to the community, which is vital to me.Ž Kuehnle is the newest resident of Highlands County, moving her last fall to become the new director of institutional communications at South Florida State Colleges Community Relations and Marketing Department. She holds a bachelors degree in integrative arts and a masters degree in communication arts. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she and her husband Tom have two children. Tsakalos was born in Munich, Germany from Greek parents and has traveled around central Europe by car, experiencing different cultures. At the age of 12, she moved to Greece with her family and then “ve years later they moved to New York. With a dream to go to college came the reality of the expense so she went to work in the restaurant industry hoping to eventually ful“ll her dream. She met and married her husband, Dimitrios, and the couple moved to Avon Park in 1998 with their two sons. The couple, now divorced, continue as business partners in the ownership of the Olympic Restaurant. As a business owner and a woman, she 4 new directors join chamber boardSPECIALTO HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUNFlorida SBDC at USF personnel win state awardsTAMPA „ The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida had multiple award winners at the state level, given at the Florida SBDC Network annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Wednesday, June 13. This year, the Network honored 10 state employees with Valor awards, for their work during Hurricane Irma recoveries. Kyle King and Michael Noel, business consultants with the Florida SBDC at USF, both won valor awards. When the State Network of“ce called for volunteers to assist in the relief efforts in the Florida Keys, King answered the call. He served in the Florida Keys Oct. 9-17. Kings dedication and sel”ess contributions during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma is especially noteworthy given his short time with the Network. His initiative and commitment to serve FSBDC clients is an example more seasoned FSBDC employees should strive to emulate,Ž Carl Hadden, Florida SBDC at USF Assistant Director, said. He logged 108.15 hours of Hurricane Irma related consulting via 33 distinct clients. While still supporting the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts with the FSBDC at USF, King, through the Stano Foundation, provided emergency survival backpacks to assist Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The backpacks were “lled with military rations, “ltered water bottles, and personal care products. The backpacks represent approximately $7,000 of relief supplies for Puerto Rico. Michael Noel worked in a remote satellite of“ce at South Florida State College in Avon Park. Despite being physically disconnected from the regional of“ce and just a few months into his employment, Noel participated in conference calls and webinars to familiarize himself with the Emergency Bridge Loan process. Noel closed $2,753,000 in Emergency Bridge and Citrus Loans. Noel coordinated Florida SBDC at USF relief efforts with local EDCs and government partners. His initiative and commitment to serve FSBDC clients is particularly above the call of duty for an FSBDC consultant with only 42 calendar days on the job,Ž Hadden said. Michael logged 281.3 hours of Hurricane Irma related consulting via 87 distinct clients. Florida SBDC Network Volunteer of the Year … Denise Clemence Denise Clemence is a lending professional who SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING „ Pizza is a perennial lunch and dinner favorite for all age groups, but its also fun to make in a real pizza shop so a group of 23 kids learned on Wednesday. The kids in Memorial Elementary Schools summer daycare got the hands-on experience of working the pizza dough and adding sauce, cheese and pepperoni to make their own slice of goodness at Original Vincents New York Style Pizza Shop & Restaurant, 5367 U.S. 27 S., Sebring. The ever-smiling owner, Vincent Tedesco, displayed his old-world style of hand tossing the dough to the delight of the kids. After a few tosses Tedesco advised a group of boys seated in a booth to have their heads up. Tedesco ”ung the dough over to the boys where one of them caught it. Pepperoni is my favorite thing on a pizza,Ž one boy said at his table. A girl got creative with her slice by making it in the shape of a heart. Bianca Irizarry, 7, said she eats pizza about three times a month and prefers a cheese pizza. The pizza slices prepared by the students were placed in the pizza oven and in a few minutes Tedesco asked, Are you ready for pizza?Ž Yeah!,Ž the students responded. Tedesco provided funnel Kids get a taste in making Pizza N.Y. styleBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER CLEMENCE KING NOELAWARDS | 2 MARC VALERO/STAFFKids in Memorial Elementary s summer daycare make their own slice of pizza on Wednesday at Original Vincents New York Style Pizza Shop & Restaurant. Original Vincents New York Style Pizza Shop & Restaurant owner Vincent Tedesco shows how to toss a pizza dough.PIZZA | 2 THOMPSON TSAKAOLS FISCHETTI KUEHNLECHAMBER | 2 SMALL | 2


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. To date she has helped fund more than $100 million to entrepreneurs in all stages of business. She has volunteered with the Florida SBDC at USF for more than 10 years. since 2010 Clemence has been part of the Florida SBDC at USF Bridge Loan Committee, reviewing loan applications for State of Florida emergency funds after disasters are declared in our region. Florida SBDC Network Student Project of the Year … Ferrill Construction In 2017 a student team with “ve members came together to provide Ferrill Construction Company, LLC with a strategic report that would look at the areas economic, sociocultural, and competitive environments and their impact on the client. The team dedicated 461 hours to their research and report creation that concluded with a presentation of the 71-page report by the team to the client. For more information about the Florida SBDC at USF, visit PAGE 1 cake bites to the students for dessert. Tedesco said it is always a pleasure to see young people so full of energy. Hopefully today I am able to make them as happy as they can be,Ž he said. We enjoy having them; we like to give to the community and we are very thankful for the support we get from Sebring. We are welcome to inviting more classes to come in and have a lunch on Vincent.Ž PIZZAFROM PAGE 1 MARC VALEO/STAFFBianca Irizarry, 7, kneads her pizza dough.strives to mentor other young individuals in life and hopes to serve as a role model for them. Thompson is the marketing director for Fairway Pines Assisted & Independent Living Facility on Sun N Lake Blvd in Sebring. She has been in the marketing “eld for six years. She and her husband of 24 years, Jamie, have two children, Kyle (22) and Weston (19). She is ready to get involved with the chamber board because she wants to o serve our community and help make Avon Park a better place to live and work for families and businesses. Since I have lived and worked here most of my life, I feel a passion for our quiet little town.Ž George Karos, executive director of the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, said, We are thrilled to have these four individuals agree to serve on our 2018-2019 APCC Board of Directors. In several different ways, they will individually, and collectively, assist the APCC with events and community outreach and assist in attracting new members/grow membership. They will also help to develop and advance the mission of APCC by assuming a leadership role in helping the APCC expand the income potential of member businesses and organizations. APCC Board of Directors assist in advancing the overall operations, fundraising activities, and help to increase our “nancial standing and membership levels „ as well as help ensure our organization grows, operates properly, and remain healthy economically.Ž The four new directors will undergo an orientation in late July and will be properly introduced at the chambers annual banquet at the Hotel Jacaranda on Aug. 23.CHAMBERFROM PAGE 1 Development Authority to put on a series of seminars on various topics to help business owners thrive. Benson said the SBDC has always had the 504 building loan program available. Theres been not much utilization of the program in the community,Ž she said. She doesnt know if its not a good fit for business owners, or they just dont know about it. In this seminar, Benson said, small business owners will learn: € How the 504 loan program can help them buy, build or renovate a location, as well as fund investment in equipment for as little as 10 percent down payment. € How an SBAcertified development company can co-lend with their banks/ credit unions to provide low-interest, below market-rate loans. € About tools available from the SBDC at the University of South Florida can improve profitability with behavioral assessments, profit mastery training, growth acceleration and export marketing plans. For further details, contact Noel at 863-784-7405.SMALLFROM PAGE 1 NEW YORK „ Cash back is not just for credit cards. More apps and websites are offering ways to earn money on the stuff you buy „ as long as youre willing to sign up and make a few taps or clicks. Groupon, RetailMeNot and others work with restaurants and retailers to offer cash back for their users. In return, they get a cut of the sales made. Heres a look at some cash back apps: „ RESTAURANTS: Deal site Groupon launched its cash back offering last fall for local restaurants and chains such as Dunkin Donuts, Panda Express and Starbucks. Called Groupon+, a credit or debit card needs to be linked and then a deal for a speci“c store has to be claimed. When the card is used at that restaurant, the cash back amount is refunded to the cards account. Groupon+ is available in 25 metro areas, and the company plans to expand it. „ MAJOR RETAILERS: Both Ebates and RetailMeNot offer cash back for in-store and online purchases at Amazon. com, Sephora and many other well-known retailers. For in-store purchases, link your credit or debit card and choose the stores offer before you shop. For online purchases, go to Ebates or RetailMeNot “rst, tap a link to the store and then shop. But an easier way is to install Ebates or RetailMeNot buttons to your web browser. The buttons will alert you if the online store youre shopping at has a cash back offer. „ GROCERY STORES AND MORE: Ibottas focus is offering money back on speci“c products, like 25 cents on apples, 50 cents on Cottonelle toilet paper or $1 back on Totinos frozen pizza rolls. Youll need to buy from stores it partners with, including Albertsons, Walmart and Target. But remember to save the receipt: it needs to be scanned through the Ibotta app to prove you made the purchase. The cash earned is put into an Ibotta account and then can be withdrawn to a PayPal or Venmo account when it reaches $20. Ibottas deals go beyond the supermarket at, and for ride-hailing app Uber. Another app, called Drop, lets you earn points that can be turned into store gift cards. ON THE MONEYMore apps offer ways to get cash backBy JOSEPH PISANITHE ASSOCIATED PRESS adno=3587997 TAKE TOUR AND ENJOY YOUR FREE GIFT BAG.aEVENT&WITH OUR PHYSICIANSTO RSVP, CALL (863) 402-CARE (2273) TODAY. Light refreshments will be served. Health PartnersMEET GREETWELCOMING NEW PATIENTSTHURSDAY, JUNE 21 4:30 … 6 pm 1352 US Highway 27 North, Lake Placid, FL Rey Arcenas, MD Ramon Torres, MD Cardiology Associates Ronald Chee-Awai, MD Sylvester Onyishi, MD Urology Specialists Family Care CenterAntonio Roa, MDadno=3585791


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 LEGAL NOTICES INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATION TO BID (ITBŽ) The Highlands County Board of Count y Commissioners, Highlands County, Florida will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (Purchasing DivisionŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-044 Sale of Surplus County Owned Properties (Multiple) Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website: w, or by contacting: Tasha Morgan, Asst County Administra t or; 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402 6834; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: A PRE-BID meeting will not be held fo r this solicitation. Each submittal shall in clude one (1) original and (1) exac t copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Pur chasing Division, 600 S. Commerce A ve, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, July 2, 2018, at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NO T apply to the award of this ITB The Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in v olves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re q uiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r C ART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL June 10, 17, 2018 NEEDCASH? HaveAGarage Sale! NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 18-215 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF R. WADETTE ELROD a/k/a WADETTE ELROD Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of R. WADETTE ELROD a/k/a W ADETTE ELROD, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 So uth Commerce Avenue, Sebring, F L 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIR ST PUBLICATION OF THI S NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE UPON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, AN Y CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 10, 2018. Ronnie Elrod, Jr. 2451 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Personal Representative E. MARK BREED III, P.A. A ttorney for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3206 Telephone: (863)382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 Email Address: June 10, 17, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 P u bli c S a l e f or T ow an d S torage 1995 Chevy C15 Vin 3GNEC16K9SG120123 Rodneys Repair and Towing Inc. at 10533 US 98 Sebring FL 33876 Rodneys Repair & Towing Inc. Reserves the right to accept or reject any And/or all bids. June 28 2018 10:00am 2000EMPLOYMENT L oca l C ommun i ty A ssoc. h as opening for PT FL Cert. Community Association Mgr. Send resume to CCS POA, 4600 Haw Branch Rd., Sebring FL 33875 HELPWANTED2001 Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean D/L and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Concrete Finisher NeededExperienced required Call Mike 863-381-0038 Davey Expert Tree C ompany Tree Trimming positions avail. (with CDL Lic.) 1 yr. exp. pref, but will train. Call Garyat863-221-7939. Handyman WantedA handyman is needed to work on rental units in Highlands Co., FL. 863-243-9191Call, Text or Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 Insulation Installer NeededClean drivers lic. req. Apply in p erson at Heartland Insulation, 225 Commercial Dr., Sebring. HARDEE CO. BOCC-PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic(FL BŽCDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52-$18.64/hr. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL "A" CDL Air Brake, Tanker, and Hazardous Materials*) $11.72 $16.15/hr.Job descriptions at www.hardeecounty.netw/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873. Ph: (863) 773216 1. Positions open until filled. Lake Placid Roofing CompanySeeking RoofersFT or PTSales AssociateCall863-202-1495 Now Hiring Lead Delivery Driver Tues.…Sat. 8a-5p.Must have valid Drivers Lic. Heavy lifting required. Benefits available. Apply in person or email resumetravis@turnerfurniture M a i ntanence & L awn C are person needed at Reflections on Silver Lake, 55+ community in A von Park. FT, 40hrs/Wk. Apply in person 10am…3pm, M…F at main office: 1850 US Hwy 27 S EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR (FT) Application review begins: 7/10/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO FT Truck Driver~Avon ParkHS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi able experience & CDL AŽ current DOT certificate required. $16/hr Must pass background check. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue HELPWANTED2001 FULL TIME PAGINATOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST WANTED Do you have a creative eye? Solid design skills? Enjoy working in an exciting environment? We are building a design team and we want you to be a part of it!Design and layout pages in a clean and exciting fashion for several print publications.Create ads and design covers for special sections and other publications. Nights and weekends required. Experience in InDes ign and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Proofreading skills a must. TheHighlands News-Sun and Highlands Sunoffers a competitive compensation package including salary plus incentive, a benefit package, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening required. Send resume and design samples to: Donna Scherlacher Multi Media Director Donna.Scherlacher@ 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870. COORDINATOR, PANTHER YOUTH PARTNERS (FT) Application deadline: 7/2/18. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. POSITION VACANCIESLead Maintenance Lake Placid CenterLead Maintenance Hotel Jacaranda Full-time positions. Application review begins 6/21/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interview for detailed position posting. 863-7847132. EA/EO/VETS PREF Findthe newYou intheClassifieds! S en i or gent l eman nee d s li vei n housekeeper Golf Hammock area. Room, board + $800/mo, private quarters. 863-382-0555 PROFESSIONAL2010 Home Design DraftsmanWanted~Experience in Chief Architect Software preferred but not required. Submit resumes: or Vocational InstructorFor HBIs program in Avon Park, FL. HS diploma or equiv. req.; 5yrs general trades exp. & ability to work w/youth aged 16-24. Competitive salary & paid leave offered. View full job description & apply atwww.hbi.orgEOE/AA/M/F/D/V PROFESSIONAL2010 HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATORThe Human Resource Coordinator supports the HR Director and Ranch management by performing multiple responsibilities such as hiring, recruiting, training, development and maintenance of personnel records as well as ensuring all Ranch employees and contractors are paid accurately and on time. This position handles Ranch Division timekeeping and payroll. The Human Resources Coo rdinator is responsible for benefits administration to include enrollments, changes, terminations with carriers and carrier invoice reconciliation. Education/Experience Requirements: Associate or Bachelors degree preferable; Minimum of 3 yrs of Human Resource exp. in similar roll; Experience in Benefits and Payroll Administration; Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite. To review the job description and apply online visit and click the careers tab. Affirmative Action Employer/ Drug-Smoke Free Workplace/ M/F/D/V Equal Employment Opportunity Employer MEDICAL2030 Residential Assistants NeededNo Experience NecessaryWe will Train All Shifts Available In Sebring and Avon ParkApply at4352 Independence St. Avon ParkEOE/Drug Free Workplace Southern Lifestyle Senior Living Center Now Hiring: Caregivers Medication Assistants Dietary AidesFor more information:call 863-465-0568; visit 1297 US Hwy 27 N., Lake Placid; or email NOW HIRING CNA/Certified MA(Experience with C-Arm and Phlebotomy preferred) LPN Receptionist Billing Specialist Workers Compensation CoordinatorBenefits Available Email resume to: gechevarria@florida 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 MEDICAL2030 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply 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 Seizethesales withClassified! 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. NURSES We are accepting applications for nurses for the 7p-7a shift at Royal Care of Avon Park. Prefer at least one year of experience in a long-term care facility or other related health care facility. We offer competitive salary, full range of benefits including PTO and free life policy & shift differentials. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. 863-453-6674EOE/MF/DFWP. PT Experienced Medical Secretary~ Fax resume to: 863-471-6762 or email to: Tech Needed For Fast-Paced ASC Willing to train Please fax resume to 863-471-6834 MEDICAL2030 RNs & LPNs WantedExperience pref., but will train. Apply in Person:5030 US 27 N., Sebring 863-385-1074Email: RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 Now Hiring: Experienced Servers BartendersLine CooksNight PortersApply in Personbetween 2-4 pm Onlyat 3101Golfview Rd., Sebring. Or Email Resume SKILLED TRADES2050 Journeyman Electrician W anted~Min. 3 yrs exp. Resi dentail, Commerical, Govt. rate work. Call Amy 267-298-7386 Farm Maintenance MECHANIC Welding fabrication, plumbing & electrical experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person: 2175 Triple G Rd., Sebring. EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid863-465-9641 GENERAL2100 Driver Wanted! Veteran needs responsible driver for local shopping in Sebring. 1 mi E. of Dollar General on 27. Pay $20, if more stops will pay more. 863-214-7131 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e!


D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 17, 2018 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 Do You Need More Business?Reach out to all of Highlands County with 2 publications plus 2 websites to Advertise Your Business!! Let customers Find Youby advertising your business on the Business & Services Page! Mention this ad and Call Today !! 863-658-0307 LOST& FOUND3090 LOST~(F) Larger Chihuahua: Spring Lake area. brown w/blk. Answers to Sweat TartŽ Reward! Beloved family pet! 517-745-3652 LOST~Dashand, long red hair, her name is Sheba, 3 yrs old, last seen going into the orange groves on Desoto Rd. missing since May 24th, 863382-9183 or 863-414-6584 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 4000FINANCIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES4010 Beverage Concession Trailer~ Rent 4 Events!Healthy non-alcohoic drinks. Fully stocked. Delivery avail877-871-8003 (Sebring) Sebring Antiques Close Out Drastic reductions on merch & Business for sale! 6205 US 27 S. 863-991-4667 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County S e b r i ng M ov i ng sa l e 6/15 16 17, 8-5, 340 Hickory Ridge Dr. A ll goes! Furn, shop, tools, household, antiques, DVDs. Cheap! S e b r i ng~ 8 a4 p Th ursS un June 21-23 at 2627 King Dr. Appliances, beds, electronics, furniture & metal panels for roof. FURNITURE6035 Antique Duncan Phy f e, 6 chairs, table, brass lion paws, good cond $225 OBO, 772-971-0707 B e d rm set, a ll woo d 2 tw i n hdbds, dresser, mirror,nitestd, cream $150, white desk & chr $35. (863) 658-1013. Buffet, dk walnut, 3 storage areas, 48ŽWx16ŽDx34.5ŽH, exc. cond., $115 obo-863-385-8609 Chi na C a bi net, B roy hill g l ass doors, lighted & matching buffet. Both $200 863-452-1406 C offee Table, 1 6 .5ŽH x 36 ŽL x 18ŽD, claw feet, dk walnut, gl top, $45 obo 863-385-8609 Dining Rm table~ Maple w/ 6 chairs & 2 leaves. Perfect shape! $125. 863-414-2587 Entertainment C enter, oak, $350, Rolltop Desk, lg oak, $250, Book Cases (2), oak barrister, $150 ea., Table, oak, 60 x 40, $45 863-465-4064 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 "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 O riental black & gold cabinet, 2 parts, handpainted gold motifs, 3 front glass, 6 drawers, key, $275 OBO, 772-971-0707 O rnate Table, dk wal, 1 8 ŽW x29ŽH 29ŽL, dwr, top cwn w/spdles, cl ft, $100-863-385-8609 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 Cl oc k s G omer 1900 s gran f ather & 1900 era Gomer wall clock, $250 ea. 863-465-4064 Findthe perfect companion inthe Classifieds! CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 Kids Blue Jeans ( 5 0 pr. ) Levis, Wrangler, etc., $1.00 ea. 863-385-0000 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 A ntique Liquidation Sale~ Vintageart deco. Paintings, jewelry, cars. Final sale, make offer. Fri-Sat-Sun 9am. 1617 US Hwy 98 (Red Barn) 772-971-0707 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cast & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 MEDICAL6095 Hospital Bed~ electric with special mattress. Barely used. $80. 863-452-1406 Medical Supplies~ Wheechair, $40; Stroller, $20; Walker, $20; Bedside portapotty, $10. 863-465-2375 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 Marcy Exercise Bike~ Very good cond! $50. 863-465-2375 Treadmill~ Weslow Cadense 55. Great cond. $50.863-465-2375 SPORTINGGOODS6130 Tent, O utdoor S pirit 1 2  x1 0 , sleeps six, 80Ž peak, brand ne w in case $80.00-(863) 385-0000 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bicycle C arrier~ Pro Rack 2 bike hitch rack. Never used. $50 obo. 863-414-2678 HUFFY G IRL S C RUI S ER excel cond, $50, 863202-6911 Ladies Cruiser~ 26Ž, white. $45. 863-414-2345 LAWN & GARDEN6160 J o h n D eere Ridi ng L awn Tractor~ 185 46Ž cut. Good hood. $320. 954-410-9809 Lawn speader~ Scott Rotary. $20. 863-402-5677 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 G enerator, 10h p, use d 1 w k elec. start, propane kit incl., $500.00 863-385-1897 G enerator~Powermate 5 000 wt $450; Powerwasher, 2000psi electric. $50. 863-368-0179 Tree Trimmer~ electric, with 8 extension. Never used! $30. 863-402-5677 DOGS6233 White German Shepherd Puppies~ 2 wks old. AKC reg., vet cert. Male & female. $950 each. 305-527-9762 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 Large Birdcage~ 3.2Ž h X 32Ž L with stand that is 2 tall. $50. 863-465-2375 PET ADOPTION6238 Fluffy Male House Cat, 1 yr. old, grey/white, fixed/declawed, comes w/all supplies. Free to good home 863-471-9445 APPLIANCES6250 C entra l AC 310 C arr i er w/heat pump. R-22. Good working cond. $300. 561-386-4649 Dishwasher G E, like new condition, black, $50.00, 863-3850000 Electric Range~ (glass top), white, good cond. $90.863-452-1406 F reezer, upr i g h t, Whi te, goo d working condition, $125.00, 863-202-5471 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Kenmore stack washer/dryer, like new, big tank, no dents, white $325 OBO 772-971-0707 MISCELLANEOUS6260 Air Conditioner~3 ton water cooled, central air & heat. Only 2 mo. old. $1,500. 954-444-8306 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct., Venus, FL 33960305-216-8452 Mausoleum(2), located at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, $8,500.00 for both, 863-4583029 or 863-202-5471 S torm D oor~ 791/8 x 351/4 4 mo old, sliding glass covers screen, hardware incl. Cost $200, sell $100 863-382-0329 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! NISSAN7200 2013 Sentra~ 1 owner, low 36k mi. 4dr, silver. Great condition!! Only $6,500. 863-273-6334 VOLKSWAGEN7220 2004 VW Beetle~ auto, fully refurbished, clean & dependable! $3,995 or HD trade?863-452-6933 AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 VANS7290 20 15 Nissan NV15 00 C argo V an ~White, 116k mi, 1 owner, New tires, belt & plugs, runs great $14,500 863-414-1002 BOATS-POWERED7330 Key West Boat & Trailer, 2015, 17.6, CC, 115 Evinrude E-Tec with 18 hrs., trolling motor, custom mooring cover, Garmin & many extras!!! Pristine cond. senior selling for health reasons, $21,500 863-385-1449 863-202-6774 PERSONAL WATER VEHICLES7332 1 99 5 Yamaha Jet S ki~ w/trailer. No title. Great for parts. $175. 863-414-2345 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 (2) Jet Ski Trailer~ new lights & 3 new tires. $480. 954-410-9809 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2008 M ontego B ay C amper 36, 3 slides, W/D & generator. Stored inside, exc. condition! $20k. 863-443-2448 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! College is over, but you still have to do the kind of math that matters. Like: How am I supposed to save $50,000 for a down payment on a house? If this question sends you into a shame spiral, making you second-guess your career, the city you live in and the jacket you bought yesterday, stop right there. You dont need to save 20 percent of a homes value for a down payment. Yes, it could lead to a cheaper mortgage payment or lower interest rate. But many federal, state and local programs will let you buy a house with less down, or help you pay for the down payment outright. Here are your options „ and how to decide whats best for you.First-time homebuyer programsYou may not know it, but there are tons of “rst-time homebuyer programs that can make homeownership more affordable. State and local governments invest in them because high rates of homeownership can mean more stability in a community, and more accumulated wealth for local families, says Marietta Rodriguez, interim senior vice president for national initiatives at the nonpro“t NeighborWorks America. Daria Victorov, a certi“ed “nancial planner at Abacus Wealth Partners in San Mateo, California, is buying a home this way. After applying for about 10 properties in San Franciscos affordable housing lottery, Victorov won the chance to buy a one-bedroom apartment. Since she makes less than the programs income cap „ which for 2018 is about $83,000 per year „ she was able to put 10 percent down, get a 30-year, “xed-rate mortgage at 3.4 percent, and pay about half the amount the unit is worth, she estimates. Take advantage of your citys or states generosity. Look up local programs through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website. You can also go directly to your states housing “nance agency, Rodriguez says, and ask about resources. The National Council of State Housing Agencies has a handy list of agencies to contact. Look into national programs, too. A loan through the Federal Housing Administration lets you put 3.5 percent down, for instance (some banks and traditional lenders also have lowdown-payment options). These may require you to pay extra mortgage insurance each month; use a mortgage calculator to see how much it would cost. Buying could still make sense for you, and the insurance may be able to come off your loan eventually.Dont let a down payment scare you off Brianna McgurranASK BRANNA


Sunday, June 17, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 rfnt b t r tr n t rfntb rfntbnbn r f n n t n b b n rfnntb n n n n r f n t n t n n b n t n f br rff n t bf rf r fnf nrttb r r f n n f tb brrfnfr rfrrntbr fr bb r f n t nn brfr r f rfn tb nrf rfnr r tbtt r f rrfntbt rfntb n r f n t b frff rf n tnb nn nbf trb rfntb nnn bbbbb b nn bbfrf tb r r f f rfrnfttt rb r f rn tbrn rb r fr n r tb nf nr n f f rfffntbbttt rfntbn rf rf n tbt bt t r r r r r f n tr b f rfn ttrbn f tf n t b t b f n t t rrt f r f r n r t f b r r rr r r f f n t tb r f n t n b t b r f n t b r r f r n t b r f f b r rfrnftbn bb r r rfntbnnb rf ntrf bb b bntrb r rfntb t r f t n t bff rfr rb r f n t b r b r f f n t b b trb rfntn b rtt rf n ftbb t f bbb nb SFSC introduces Public Safety Communication Program AVON PARK The South Florida State College (SFSC) Criminal Justice Academy is offering its new Public Safety Communication program in fall 2018. The Public Safety Communication program prepares students for a career as a Public Safety Telecommunicator (PST) who are the rst, rst responders in emergency situations. The role of a PST is vital to a commu nity and SFSCs program will train students for civilian employment as a dispatcher (police, re, and emergency medical telecommunicator) who operates telephones, radios, and computer terminals to respond to emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance. At SFSC, we listen to the community and heard that there was a need for more dispatchers throughout the region, said Curtis Ivy, director of the Criminal Justice Academy at SFSC. To meet that need, we analyzed the programs we have in place and the capabilities of our experienced faculty, so we applied and received certication from the State of Florida to present the Public Safety Communication program. Similar to our lineman, elementary education, and mechatronics programs, we believe that this program will ll a void in the tri-county area. Throughout the intensive program, students will spend more than 200 hours learning about ethics and the role of the PST; standard operating procedures; the PSTs relationship to eld personnel; an overview of emergency agencies; communications equipment and functions; proper and correct telephone and dispatching procedures and techniques; federal, state, and local communication rules; emergency situations and operating procedures; and human relations skills. Courses are taught by certied PSTs and meet the educational requirements for the Florida Department of Healths 911 Emergency Dispatcher Certication. For more information about the Public Safety Communication program, contact Michael Austin, coordinator of SFSCs criminal justice program, at 863-7847282 or michael.austin@ About South Florida State College SFSC is a comprehensive, open-access, higher education institution dedicated to providing a student-centered environment focused on learning and personal enrichment through quality programs and services. At its campuses in DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties and through its online presence, the College offers certicates, associate degrees, and bachelors degrees that lead to the continued success of its graduates and a variety of opportunities for the educational, cultural, and economic advancement of the service district. SFSC is one of the 28 institutions of the Florida College System. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOThe Criminal Justice Academy at SFSC will oer a new Public Safety Communication program this fall.


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