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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 175 | $1.25 Good Morning To Robert Boots Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, June 24, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D6-7 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE Keep your health a”oat this summer with the latest edition of Well Being in the Heartland.DETAILS, Inside SPECIAL MAGAZINE SECTION SEBRING „ You cant tell me you cant be effective in eight years,Ž said Greg Steube to Highlands County agriculturalists on Wednesday. It worked for his time in the Florida Legislature and he “gures it should work for Congress. Thats why he signed a term limits pledge. Should the Florida state senator get elected to U.S. House of Representatives, District 17, he wants to make sure he doesnt add to what Scott Kirouac, chairman of the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District board, termed a very broken, dishonest systemŽ in Washington D.C. Steube said he “nds it important for members of Congress to meet with other members of Congress who dont share their views, and to make best use of that time to build consensus. He served eight years in the Florida House, from 2010 to 2016, and two in the Senate from 2016 until this year. He said members of Congress should be able to make their mark in the same time frame, Steube visits county ag expertsBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ The therapy department at The Palms of Sebring created a purple wonderland in their facility for the inaugural Alzheimers Awareness Day on Thursday afternoon. Purple is the color that represents Alzheimers disease. Some 70 people visited the facility throughout the afternoon to learn about the memory-robbing disease and “nd resources to assist with the care of a loved one. When Crystal Loomis heard that The Palms was entertaining the concept, she asked to organize it. Straight out of the gate, she got the Alzheimers Association involved. She printed the materials and created brochures for attendants. Loomis and the therapy team got to work calling businesses for door prizes. All of us at The Palms are so proud of Crystal and her team,Ž Julia Mercer, director of marketing, said. They worked very hard to make this inaugural event a great success. We cant wait to do it again next year.Ž Loomis addressed the audience and shared resources for those who have the tragic disease and their caregivers as well. Loomis had a personal stake in the days success as her great-grandfather died from Alzheimers disease. Refreshments were offered and therapy dogs visited. Funds were raised for the Alzheimers Association by selling memorial signs for a dollar. Visitors wrote the names of their loved ones who were affected by the disease and hung the signs on the wall. The Palms will be initiating a GoFundMe account to raise funds to be delivered to the Alzheimers Association. In lieu of releasing helium balloons, most attendees threw bird seeds while others blew bubbles. Loomis felt that the signi“cance was the same, honoring loved ones who are either going through the disease or who have lost the battle with it. Loomis has said that she wants to make the day an annual event. She is looking forward to evolving the awareness day to reach even more people. Loomis would like to see a support group form from the event as well. Every year, on the summer solstice, people across the country raise money for the association that is “ghting for a cure. Teams and individuals don purple and “nd an activity to do. Anything from climbing mountains, jumping rope and bake sales. Because the summer solstice is the longest day from sunrise to sunset, it is called The Longest Day.Ž The idea is that the longer the day, the longer the fundraising. For more information on the fundraising efforts for the Alzheimers Association at The Palms, call 863-385-0161, Ext. 3125.The Longest DayBy KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITERInaugural Alzheimers Awareness Day a successSEBRING „ Friday marked the deadline for local citizens to enter races for local political of“ces: Seven quali“ed and three got elected already. Don Elwell, Bill Brantley and Jill Compton Twist, respective candidates for the Board of County Commission, District 2; and the School Board of Highlands County, District 4 and District 5, had no opponents who either “led or quali“ed. As such, I am automatically returned to of“ce for four more years,Ž Elwell posted on Facebook late Friday night. You are indeed stuck with me for a little while longer.Ž He went on to thank people for having faith in him, after two terms already, and pledged to continue listening, communicating and helping people in the county. Brantley and Twist did not immediately return phone calls for comment. The other races will go to a vote as early as the July 30 primary: € County Commission, District 4: Incumbent Jack Richie faces a challenge from Lake Placid Town Councilwoman Arlene Tuck. Both are Republican. € School Board of Highlands County, District 1: Incumbent Charlene Edwards will face a challenge from Isaac Durrance, who quali“ed. The of“ce is a non-party of“ce.All local candidates qualifyBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERBrantley, Elwell and Twist automatically electedPledges to work on guest work program, term limits COURTESY PHOTO/RAY ROYCEHighlands County Sheri Paul Blackman, right, introduces Greg Steube, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District 17, to a group of Highlands County agriculturalists on Wednesday for a quick meet and greet/question and answer session. STEUBESTEUBE | 7 KIM BROWNING/STAFFSome of the sta of The Palms of Sebring and the therapy departments that made the Alzheimers Awareness Day a success Senior Housing Specialist Crystal Hilliertget gets silly at the Alzheimers Disease Awareness Day at The Palms. A small portion of the guests that came to the inaugural Alzheimers Awareness Day called the Longest Day at The Palms. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 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@ SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. The mango is one of the most cultivated fruits in tropical areas of the world. It is native to the South Asian areas of Eastern India, Burma and the Andaman Islands. 2. The mango fruit can come in various shapes, size and color including yellow, orange, red and green. 3. Mangoes contain many nutrients. The vitamin content depends on the variety and maturity of the fruit. When a mango is green and still growing there is a high vitamin C content; as the fruit ripens and matures the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases. 4. Nearly half of the worlds mangoes are produced in India, but the country accounts for less than one percent of the international mango trade due to the fact India consumes most of its own production. 5. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit. Source: food/mangoes.html SEBRING „ A driver tried to turn left at 4:40 p.m. Friday on U.S. 27 and got hit and ”ipped. Aeromed helicopter ”ew Jamie C. Curley, 40, of Sebring, to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. Sebring Police Sgt. Viviane Buck did not know his condition Saturday. Buck said he tried to turn his gray 2004 Jeep Cherokee onto Hammock Road, but he and 38-yearold Mark Lee of Sebring, southbound in a gray 2016 Nissan Frontier, had green lights. The pickup hit the Jeep in the right side, caving and ”ipping it, she said. The jeep rolled, spun and landed on its left side at the southwest corner verge, facing north. Sebring city “re crews had to remove the roof to reach Curley. Lees truck spun counterclockwise and stopped in the road, facing north. Buck said he had minor injuries. Emergency Medical Services took him to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Traf“c snarled in the area for more than an hour, backing up side roads and parking lots as far away as Flare Road and Brunns Road. Its still under investigation, Buck said, with no fault found yet. That location has a protected green arrow for left turns, which then changes to a green ball, allowing left turns if a gap in traf“c permits it. A lot of intersections are like that,Ž Buck said. A similar wreck, but fatal, was on Feb. 3 at U.S. 27 and Bayview Drive. The driver of a tan Chevrolet Venture minivan tried to turn left onto Bayview across northbound U.S. 27 and got hit by a charcoal-gray Jeep Cherokee. The impact caved in the vans passenger side and sent it tumbling, landing on its drivers side. It also had to have the roof cut open. Front seat passenger Vicki Grif“th, 58, of Breese, Illinois, died in the wreck. The driver and another passenger were transported for treatment.T-bone-rollover injures driverBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER MELISSA MAIN/STAFFA 2004 Jeep Cherokee lies bent and crumpled late Friday afternoon on the southwest corner of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road. The driver, 40-year-old Jamie Curley of Sebring, was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. The gray Nissan Frontier pickup in the background hit the Jeep as it was trying to turn left onto Hammock Road. Police are still investigating the wreck. HILL FINANCING AVAILABLECERTIFIED 100,000 MILE WARRANTYMust finance with Nissan or lose $1,000 Discount. 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Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESElaine J. ElleryElaine Joan Ellery, of Lake Placid, Florida went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was a native of Rhode Island, born July 4, 1936, in Providence. Elaine was the daughter of Winifred Wilson and Robert Watson. Elaine has been a Lake Placid resident for 32 years. She worked most of her life as a secretary, clerk and most importantly as a homemaker. She was a member of the Lake Placid Elks, Moose, and American Legion. Elaine was a faithful member of the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Gordon Sr.; children, Gordon Jr., Glenn and Lynn Beth Carrier; nine grandchildren, and she was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren. Elaine was preceded in her death by brother, Robert Watson, and sister, Sandra Hurry. The family will celebrate her life with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi with the Rev. Elizabeth Nelson celebrating. Elaine will be interred in the Memorial Gardens following the service. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid. 863-465-9997.Donald Duke JohnsonDonald DukeŽ Wayne Johnson, 84, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018. He was born Dec. 8, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Orris and Rosalind (Zook) Johnson. He worked for the Federal Sign and Signal Corporation, loved golf and “shing, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and had been a resident of Avon Park, Florida since 1991, coming from Indianapolis. Duke is survived by his children, Kelly Johnson and wife Angie Fleming of Indianapolis, Indiana, Karalee Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Buck Rankin and family, and Mark Rankin and family; brother, Melvin Johnson and family; and a granddaughter, Lynsie A. Whittlesey. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at Bill Maine IIIWilliam BillŽ Maine III, 77, of Sebring, Florida passed away June 16, 2018 in Lake Placid, Florida. He was born in Miami, Florida to William and Bertie Maine. He had been a resident of Sebring, Florida since 1982 coming from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and lived in Spring Lake since 1985. He worked for his father at National Top Shop on Federal Hwy in Fort Lauderdale. He worked for Wilton Manors Ambulance Company in the late 1960s. In 1982 he founded Bills Auto Trim in Lorida/ Sebring. He also worked for Spring Lake Golf Resort and Spring Lake Improvement District. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and was a Moose Legionnaire. His lifelong passion was being a volunteer “re“ghter and “rst responder. In Fort Lauderdale he was a member of the North Andrews Volunteer Fire Department and Broward Central Volunteer Fire Department. In Sebring he was a member of the Sebring Airport Volunteer Fire Department Association and Lorida Volunteer Fire Department Inc. He volunteered for 35 years: 10 years in Fort Lauderdale and 25 years in Sebring. To some he was a hero. He was preceded in death by his brother, Emory Maine; wives, Janet and Audrey, and his son, William BillŽ Maine IV. He is survived by his “ance, Patricia Youngquist of Sebring; his son, Michael Maine of Statesville, North Carolina; his daughter, Melissa Doorlag of Sebring; two grandsons, Michael John Maine Jr. of North Carolina and Zach Doorlag of Sebring; and three great-grandchildren, Haley, Ethan and Maverick Maine of North Carolina. As per Bills request there will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to Lorida Volunteer Fire Department Inc., P.O. Box 68, Lorida, FL 33857.Hugh J. VeleyHugh John Veley, of Lake Placid, Florida went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. He was in the companionship of his loving family. He was born in Orlando, Florida on July 26, 1926. Hugh was the son of Corydon A. and Janet T. Veley. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. After his Navy discharge he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S.F. degree. He married his wife and love of his life, Nancy, in 1956. They moved to Lake Placid in 1960 where he began his career in the citrus business as the general manager of Lake Placid Groves the Citrus Division of Consolidated Tomoka Land Co. He was named vice president of the citrus division in 1986. He retired in 1999. Hugh held many of“ces while working at Consolidated; Florida Citrus Packers Chairman of the Citrus Administration, 1st VP 1984-85, 2nd VP 198284, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Executive Committee. Florida Tangerine Co-op VP, Board of Directors. Citrus World Inc., Board of Directors, Marketing and Operating Committee. He served as the president of the Highlands Co. Citrus Growers Assn. from 1990-91. Along with his achievements came accolades, State of Florida Citation Award, awarded by International Association of Personnel in Employment Security presented by the State of Florida Secretary of Labor, Honorary Chapter Farmer, (FFA). Hugh was very involved in the community. He was past president of the LP Chamber. Founding member and past president of Lake Placid morning Rotary Club. He was past chairman of LP Hospital Advisory Committee. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid since 1960. Hugh was preceded in his death by his wife Nancy in 2014, and is survived by his children, Susan (Drew) Soinski, David (Linda) Veley, Janet Alexander, Helen (Paul) Barnwell; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rob) ODonnell, Derek (Brittany) Soinski, Courtney Soinski, Trey (Kara) Rowland, Kristen (John Marc) Diot, Conlin and Kirk Veley; great-grandchildren, Connor Rowland and Annie Diot and many nieces and nephews. A committal service for both Hugh and Nancy will take place at the Sarasota National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 with Rev. Ray Cameron celebrating. Military Honors will be presented for Mr. Veley by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Team. A memorial celebration of Mr. Veleys life will start at 3 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Cameron celebrating. In lieu of ”owers contributions can be directed to the First Presbyterian Youth Ministries, 118 N. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director I am a Socialist, probably even a Communist. From each according to their means. To each according to their needs. Are you a Communist too? Nassim Taleb, author of the Black SwanŽ and Antifragile,Ž is one of my favorite authors. He is almost too intellectual; I often can only read a few pages at a time before my brain needs a rest. Nassim convinced me. I am a Communist at least some of the time. Nassim suggests most Americans, including me, are mostly Libertarians about foreign affairs. It leads us to say things like, I am not responsible for people in the Sudan or Mexico. You people need to learn individual responsibilityŽ. Nassim then suggests at the federal and state level, most Americans, including me, are center-right. Much of my money sent to Washington DC and Tallahassee is wasted on people who are not pulling their share of the load. We dont need bridges to nowhere. Nassim goes on to suggest that at the county or local level, most Americans, including me, are center-left. Yes, we want to support the environmental lands tax. Yes, we want to support extra money for our schools or nonpro“t hospitals. But then Nassim suggest most Americans, including me, are Socialists or even Communists at the family level. Every family has members with different needs. As a parent, you love all your children equally, but certain children need more of your time and potentially more of your money than other children. Even perhaps in your will, you struggle with how to allocate money. Do I give more of my money to the successful child who will do more good with it and make the money multiply? Do I give money to all of my children equally? Do I give more of my money to the child that needs it the most? What is the appropriate de“nition of equal? My guess is, like me, you too have Socialist and perhaps even Communist leanings when it concerns your family. The gift Nassim Taleb gave me was the understanding that I, and most Americans, each carry Libertarian, Republican, Democrat and Socialist leanings within us. Each person I meet is likely not simply only a Democrat or a Republican. We are a mix of all four philosophies. Nassim helped me understand that the idea of individualism versus collectivism is actually just a spectrum. Most of us will embrace individualism or collectivism based on how close the other persons need is to what we consider family. If you are in the Sudan, expect parental tough love from Americans. If the need is for someone in the immediate blood family, we may talk about the need for tough love, but we will likely act as Communists or Socialists. Somewhere, in the federal to city space that lies between family and foreigners, most of us end up center-left or center-right. The national parties try to force our four-part philosophy into just one box … their own. But most of us Americans are four parts. We dont want us, or our country, to always be forced into a single box. Share your thoughts. David Dunn-Rankin is owner of DR Media, which owns the Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun. He can be reached at .We are all Communists now David Dunn-Rankin INK IN MY VEINS While most students and teachers are enjoying their summer vacation, we are busy working with school district of“cials to make schools safer for the next school year and years to come. The work actually started at the end of the last school year when, with the help of the Pasco County Sheriffs Of“ce, we unveiled the new Active Threat Plan for our schools. This new method goes far beyond the lockdown procedure that has been the norm in our schools for ages. Instead, the new strategy is the ABCs „ Alert/Avoid, Barricade and Counter. The lockdown procedure was actually developed way back in the 1960s when schools in Los Angeles were dealing with drive-by shootings and gang-related activity near schools. In that situation, a reverse “re drill,Ž where everyone goes inside the building and seeks a safe place, makes sense. As we have come to learn, however, that procedure just doesnt really “t for the threats our schools are facing now. The Alert part of the new strategy is self-explanatory. It boils down to if you see or hear it, then report it. Where things start to change is the Avoid part of the plan. Think about it: If you are on the playground and there is a threat inside the school, does it make sense to head back into the building, toward danger? Instead, wouldnt it be better to evacuate to a safe place, even if that is off campus? The same is true for other areas of the campus. Instead of just locking down, the new plan allows for evacuations if the location of the threat is known and it is safe to do so. Barricade is also self-explanatory and is similar to current protocols, although we will be giving teachers more in-depth instruction on the best way to secure their classrooms in the event of an active threat on campus. Counter involves being prepared to “ght back if you have no other choice, using anything that may be at hand. This doesnt involve instructing teachers and students in hand-to-hand combat. It is more making them aware that anything they can do to disrupt the focus of someone who is an active threat may save their lives. It is important to remember that the ABCs are not a linear plan. You may not be able to Avoid or Barricade “rst. You may have to immediately Counter if you are in contact with the person who is posing the threat. The Active Threat Plan is also tailored to the different age groups. Something that a high-schooler may be able to do will not be appropriate to try to teach to an elementary school class. Another new aspect of school safety will be the fact that every school will have a resource of“cer on campus this year as required by the new law passed earlier this year. This will require a significant investment from both the Sheriffs Of“ce and the school board. Estimated costs are at least $840,000 to provide the additional 11 deputies „ and an additional supervisor „ that are required. Those additional deputies will provide an extra layer of security on top of the new Active Threat Plan. Teachers will be getting a more in-depth view of the new Active Threat Plan as they prepare for the new school year. Hopefully, what they learn will never have to be used in our county. Paul Blackman is the Highlands County sheriff. Email him at pblackman@highlandssheriff. org Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Work already under way to make schools safer next year Paul BlackmanFROM THE SHERIFF How many people in Highlands County can say they have been given a $35,000 pay raise after only three months of employment? We can think of one, that being June Fisher, the new city manager in Avon Park. Less than three weeks after losing her job as county administrator, Fisher was contracted in December 2017 with the city of Avon Park to do the temporary duties of administrative services director. A contract between Fisher and the city was signed in January when she was chosen from 10 applicants to serve as the citys new administrative services director and city clerk. In March, former City Administrator Julian Deleon announced his plans to leave the city. The City Council decided to offer the position to Fisher because of her experience in managing the county. She accepted the position at a salary of $90,000. Three months later, three of the “ve members of Avon Park City Council for one reason or another decided it was OK to give Fisher a pay increase of $35,000. In making the motion, Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray bragged that the city would be saving $17,000 because the new city manager would not need the health insurance package. We wonder if she was taking the insurance package at $90,000. We also wonder if all city employees were offered a $35,000 pay raise, if they waived the $17,000 insurance package, would they accept it too? Furthermore, are all city employees insurance packages worth $17,000? In a unique twist, the new city manager, who has only been in the position for three months, is now earning the same pay that the previous city manager earned after working six years and six months in the same role. How many citizens of Avon Park are questioning why Gray, Councilman Terry Heston and Councilwoman Dora Smith made this questionable “duciary decision after only three months service? We cant imagine the citizens of Avon Park are anywhere near happy with their tax dollars being spent in this manner. We could be wrong. History shows that Bruce Behrens, the city manager with the shortest term of “ve months, never received a pay increase. Clearly, the council at that time had more “duciary responsibility. The closest increase-in-pay scenario in the Avon Park city manager position that we can “nd came when Sarah Adelt completed 1 year and 7 months of service. Her salary jumped $22,750 during her less-than two years of service. Her ending salary was $69,775. The city manager with the longest tenure of the past four city managers for Avon Park was C.B. Shirey. It took 10 years for his salary to increase from $45,000 to the “nal salary of $77,300. What we “nd strange is that the three council members who voted yes on Fishers pay increase may not have considered concerns made by the other two council members … Mayor Garrett Anderson and Councilman Jim Barnard. Mayor Anderson pointed out that the previous city manager had a long history with the city during which his pay increased from $90,000 to $125,000. Councilman Heston spoke up saying the citys annual budget at $20 million could handle it and could also handle future raises for the city manager should the citys budget continue to grow. Councilman Barnard made an excellent point. The previous city manager also served as the citys engineer. Paying him a higher salary was understandable. Fisher is not serving in that additional role, so what is the $35,000 raise for? Typically, three months isnt enough time for a sitting council to see what kind of work a new city manager has done, or even how she will work that $20 million budget to better the city. We feel an obligation to also remind tax-paying citizens of Avon Park that the council not only hired someone that was terminated from a similar position in the county, they have now also decided to give that person a 39 percent increase after only three months. Granted, Florida is a no-fault state, so we may never know why Ms. Fisher was terminated ƒ even with good evaluations. Certainly Fisher is not the victim here and she should be smiling all the way to the bank. Three council members decided this was the best way to spend your money, Avon Park. Let us know what you think. We feel as a government entity, any growth in a citys budget should not be dedicated to one position. It should be dedicated to the city itself. We urge the citizens of Avon Park to carefully consider this type of action when looking at all candidates before you go to the polls in November and beyond.35,000 reasons to smile


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 33852. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, Lake Placid. 863-465-9997.Alice W. WrightAlice Waters Wright, 82, died June 7, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born in Westerville, Ohio to the late Gerald and Gertrude Billings Waters on Aug. 18, 1935. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who died in 2015, and brother, Dennis Waters. Survivors include her three sons, Jonathan of Sebring, Florida and Grafton, Ohio, Robert (Marjorie) of Westerville, Ohio, and Timothy of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren, Shannon and Dylan of Westerville, Ohio. John and Alice, with son Jonathan, have been snowbirds since 1995. Alice was an avid reader and gardener, using the home farm acreage in Grafton, which yielded an abundance of fruits and vegetables that she canned. Both John and Alice were active in churches, wherever they were, and always sang in the choirs. A graduate of BaldwinWallace College, she taught school many years, both full-time and as a substitute while raising their children. She was an active member of Association of American University Women (AAUW) at the local level, as well as the district and later state levels. She was former president of Sebring Property Owners Association, active in the Ohio Federation of Womens Club, as well as Cub Scout den mother many years. Alice was besieged with multiple health problems in later years, but continued to be active in the community with her varied interests of quilting, canning, gardening and music. A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be open to all her many friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, 2605 Bayview Street, Sebring, FL 33870. 863-385-1546.OBITSFROM PAGE 5 and it would cut out corruption. The swamp and the problems you have up there would be much more addressed by term limits,Ž Steube said. Another option, he said, would be to cut members pay after so many years to that of an average worker. The problem is compounded, he said, when incumbent Congress members can roll any unused campaign funds into the next bid for re-election. Mailing costs can run up to $22,000 for one mail piece, which people might simply throw away, he said. Television advertising is even more expensive. That makes wealthy incumbents almost impossible to “ght. One of the things that bugs me when I go there,Ž Kirouac said, that its beyond me, is when we talk about how food gets to your table, its a partisan issue,Ž Kirouac said. Steube said party differences have also caused problems, even at the state level. The Florida Legislature, normally a very collegial body,Ž Steube said, has in the last couple of years become very partisan. Its unfortunate, but thats the nature of politics,Ž he said. Steube has pledged to put funding toward agriculture, as he said he voted to do at the state level, he said. He said there is still a disconnect between some politicians and agriculture, especially in Washington D.C. Many dont realize that Florida is the 10th largest cow/ calf producing state, he said. Kirouac said it also surprises him that some congressional members want to import more food when food produced domestically is the safest, most abundant source, both from a health and a national security standpoint. Labor was another issue: Susie Bishop, executive director of the Soil and Water Conservation District, said shes managed an H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker program, and found it expensive. Her family is in the dairy industry, which doesnt need seasonal workers, but seasoned ones with enough experience to run the operation. We cant “nd anyone,Ž Bishop said. Others said they cant afford to hire as many as two extra employees to handle the paperwork. Steube said he plans to work toward upgrading the guest worker program. He has met home builders who cant get enough drafters or other skilled workers. Frank Youngman asked about water management, and Steube said thats best left to the state governments. A recent initiative to clean up water in Lake Okeechobee hasnt moved forward, he said, because its tied up in federal court. The federal government should not be involved in that,Ž Steube said. His biography at states the “fth-generation Floridians family “rst settled in Sarasota. He was born in Bradenton, earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida with a major in beef cattle sciences and minor in agricultural law, then enlisted in the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks. He spent one year as a commissioned airborne infantry of“cer, then after a knee injury, spent three years in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, serving as a captain with the 25th Infantry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His platform centers around protection of 2nd Amendment rights, tighter controls on immigration „ including building of the wall „ abolition of abortion and better care for veterans. Congressional District 17 covers all of Highlands, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, and Okeechobee counties, and parts of Sarasota, Lee, and Polk counties.STEUBEFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTO/RAY ROYCECongressional candidate Greg Steube, at center, jokes with Highlands County Sheri Paul Blackman, right of center, about needing a free pass to speed to his next speaking engagement in Okeechobee. Steube met with county agriculturalists Wednesday to learn how he can represent them, if elected to U.S. House of Representatives, District 17, in the fall. 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LOCAL SPORTS Full moon summer fishing arrivesThe Freshwater “shing forecast for the last week of June gives anglers the full moon phase and the regular rainy season forecast. All “shing factors considered, anglers will enjoy “shing in the morning hours before the heat becomes unbearable in the mild summer wind of Floridas midday sun. The full moon occurs on Thursday, however since the lunar orbit apogee occurs Saturday the lunar effect level will be very weak at best. And since there happens to be signi“cant nighttime cloud-cover forecast for Wednesday through Saturday, the daytime full-moon “shing should be better than average „ the average de“ned by a bright shining nighttime full moon and subsequent heavy night-feeding action. There is nothing signi“cant about this weeks weather forecast. The standard midday-through-evening storm development, lack of wind, high heat and humidity, and 90-plus degree heat by solar noon, (occurring today at 1:28 p.m.), will replay daily. Again, the only real negative is the lack of wind speed and the positive factor is, wind will come from the same easterly direction through the beginning of July. Water temperature is now at the threshold of being too hot. Too hotŽ in that 85 degrees or hotter water does not hold enough dissolved oxygen for “sh, and especially bass, to have normal digestion to accompany their fast metabolisms. This results is a stressed “sh; with a body that is going very fast and requires more food but since it cant breathe enough air from the water, digestion slows to a crawl. Another summertime “shing characteristic for Floridas freshwater lakes is a low-dissolved oxygen period of the day develops resulting in Fishkill events during the early morning hours. Plants use oxygen all night to recuperate from the previous days photosynthesis process, and thus create areas in the lake where “sh suffocate due to lack of oxygen in the water column during the morning hours of 3-6 a.m. Fishkills more often happen in shallow type lakes or shallow areas of a deeper lakes. In deeper lakes, with depths of Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 7 Sebrings Dean wins at Road AmericaSick Sideways team owner picks up first win of 2018 seasonWhile the “eld jockeyed for every inch of racetrack behind him, polesitter John Dean II went ”ag-to-”ag in Fridays Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich race at Road America. Global Mazda MX-5 Cup championship leader Nikko Reger “nished just 0.5074-seconds behind to claim runner up in the “rst race of the weekend as Mazda Road to 24 Shootout winner Selin Rollan came home in third. With a reputation for close “nishes and epic drafting battles, Road America was not a race where Dean expected to lead all 15 laps in the 45-minute race. Despite never yielding the point, Deans race was anything but uneventful. That race was de“nitely not boring from my perspective!Ž Dean said. When you are leading like that, you are looking in the mirror to “gure out where you need to go, and where everyone is going, to share the draft with a teammate and avoid being overtaken because you dont want the train to go by you.Ž A clean start, a well-executed restart and a healthy set of BFGoodrich tires on his No. 16 Sick Sideways Global MX-5 Cup car helped Dean keep his challengers at bay and in a battle for the “nal podium spots behind him. My car was absolutely brilliant,Ž said Dean. My teammate Nathaniel Sparks put it on the scales last night and just made sure it was set up the way it needed to be, and the car was the best its ever been. I was SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN MAZDA MOTORSPORTS PHOTOSebrings John Dean II leads the eld on his way to victory at Road America.DEAN | 4 The USTA Safe Play program has made child safety a priority at both the local recreational and national level. Net Generation, a program developed to provide certi“ed local programming and coaching for youth, requires tennis providers to complete the USTA Safe Play program and a criminal background check. Now Net Generation is coming to Sebring. Junior tennis players at the High Performance Summer Camp at the Sun N Lake Racquet Club will experience Net Generation and Safe Play providers up close when USTA Florida brings a Net Generation Fun Day on Monday, June 25, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. High Performance Summer Camp at Sun N Lake Racquet Club was a winner in our #SummerOfNetGeneration contest for summer tennis camps in Florida, and were looking forward to bringing the Net Generation experience to Sebring,Ž says USTA Florida Director of Marketing, Membership and Sponsorship Jeanne Ford. The USTA Safe Play program for tennis providers ensures parents that teaching pros and other organizers have all passed the three-step screening process and National Center for Safety Initiatives background check, and will provide a safe, secure and fun environment for participating youth. USTA Florida relies on volunteer coaches, of“cials, trainers, independent contractors, consultants and staff who make our programs work across the state. USTA Safe Play provides parents and legal guardians with a sense of security for their children, and prevents individuals with ill intentions from becoming involved in youth tennis programming.Ž The Sebring Net Generation Fun Day will feature a day of fun activities, food and giveaways for campers. It all coincides with this summers launch of Net Generation during the U.S. summer pro tournament lead-up to the US Open. Beginning in late July, the US Open Series kicks off with the ATP World Tours BB&T Open in Atlanta, when TV commercials and USTA national marketing campaigns will drive parents to to look for local play opportunities. I am a parent, and for the longest time I didnt Net Generation coming to SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN USTA PHOTOYoungsters on the tennis courts as part of USTAs Net Generation campaign.NET | 3 SEBRING „ Those who like hot temperatures and cool cars may want to head out to Sebring International Raceway today for the “nal day of the National Autosport Sport Associations Summer Sebring event. The gates to the in“eld are open for racing fans and car fans to go and check out the action at no charge. NASA held its Eastern States Championships at Sebring back in October and hosts several different Florida Region events during the year. This year, NASA will hold a combined Eastern and Western States Championship at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. All of the cars you see on the track arent necessarily competing in a race, as there are time trials, High Performance Driving Education instruction, but there will also be plenty of racing action. Not that you can blame anybody for not wanting to compete in one of the standard races. Insurance companies tend to frown on their customers taking their 2014 Corvettes to the races. Theres an impressive list of cars that will be running over Sebring Raceway today, with everything from Corvettes, Mustangs, Porsches, along with cars from Lotus, Panoz, BMW, Ginetta and many more. Cars will take to the track at 8:30 a.m. and the race group will take NASA event wraps-up at SIR todayHIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SPORTS STAFF ALLEN MOODY/STAFFKyle Bailey drives his Cadillac CTS-V at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. The No. 17 Lotus Evora of John Della Costa races at Sebring International Raceway.NASA | 2


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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 hitting my marks and trying not to overdrive the car right at the end. When Selin [Rollan] and Nikko [Reger] started to battle, I was able to get a little bit of a gap and I just tried to put the hammer down and give it everything I had. Having a left rear tire that was in good shape at the end gives you a good run through the Carousel because you can get in there a little bit hotter without the car going sideways. When I was out there, I knew I had a good enough gap that I could win without having to run defensive if I just hit my marks.Ž Dean captured the pole for bothof this weekends races and he said having the pole doesnt necessarily mean good things will happen at Road America. Qualifying is a little bit of luck but weve been coming here for years now, since our “rst season in 2012, and in that time Ive been on quite a few poles,Ž Dean said. But theres so much strategy out there, and its strategy on the ”y. You cant plan it … you have to react and you have to make decisions. The car was working well. I had a really good car off the corner, which gives you the ability to pull a good draft. But the biggest thing was working track position and getting in the right position to get a lap, because if you are battling with someone, you can forget about it. Starting on pole in an MX-5 Cup race at Road America means you are probably going to be passed … probably at the start! So you just try to not fall too far back. You can be put out of line and fall back “ve or six cars, easily. So the goal is to try and protect the position. If you get passed, you have to then try and get back in line and pass back. Otherwise, you will just keep losing spots. Its still a pretty long race for a sprint race and anybody in the top 10 can win. Its that kind of race.Ž Current championship leader Reger “nished second in the No. 01 Slipstream Performance entry and spent most of his race locked in a “ght with Rollan. He wasnt able to shake Rollan until the “nal lap, but by then Dean had already checked out from the pack. Rollan, who won at the Circuit of the Americas in challenging conditions, had a great start from “fth on the grid, which eventually set him up to claim the “nal podium spot in the No. 87 Sick Sideways car. Rollan was also the highest “nishing rookie in the “eld, getting him one step closer to that $75,000 end of the year prize for Rookie of the Year. Finishing fourth in the No. 20 Slipstream Performance car, Hernan Palermo was in the mix for a podium “nish as well and ended up the highest-“nishing Master Class driver. I wanted to “nish on the podium „ that was the goal,Ž Palermo said. It didnt happen, but it was still a great race. It was stressful as always, but thats what makes it entertaining. The reality is everyone is aware of their surroundings 99 percent of the time and incidents happen sometimes, but its a lot of friendly racing. The big takeaway for me from todays race is that its probably wise to make moves early in the race, compared to waiting to make a move.Ž The Battery Tender Hard Charger, Todd Lamb, was knocking on the door of a podium “nish all race long in his No. 84 Atlanta Speedwerks MX-5, but eventually settled for a “fth; an impressive feat after starting 11th on the grid. The six positions gained during the race earned Lamb and his crew chief $1,000 and a Battery Tender charger, each. It was just like being in a traf“c jam the whole race and coming from 11th, it was pretty hairy there the “rst couple of laps to get by some of the guys who also wanted to get to the front,Ž Lamb said. At that point, it was a lot of strategy … trying to play offense and defense at the same time to keep moving up. I capitalized on a few mistakes by other drivers, and that was the key, I think. We de“nitely made the car better from qualifying. I think thats what helped us move up. Im really proud of the Atlanta Speedwerks crew, and thanks to Mazda and Battery Tender. Alex Wolenski, driver of the No. 56 McCumbee McAleer Racing MX-5 earned his “rst Challenger Cup presented by Monticello Motor Club victory of the season after improving “ve positions from his grid spot to claim 17thoverall. The Challenger Cup presented by Monticello Motor Club is awesome,Ž Wolenski said. Its a great way for a gentleman driver like me to make his debut in professional racing. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 With this tournament being his fourth visit to the legendary Upper Mississippi River, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Alabama, is now eyeballing the $100,000 payday as he took the lead at the 2018 Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River presented by Go RVing. The water is rising at La Crosse, but its not stopped the big largemouth and smallmouth bass from eating with regularity. River levels are expected to remain within the forecast range: 12 feet high by today, and cresting sometime Monday. Twelve feet is considered ”ood stage, which will certainly impact the “shing from day to day. Regardless of challenging river conditions, Martens posted a “ne “ve-bass limit that weighed 17 pounds, 14 ounces to push him to the top of the of“cial leaderboard with a twoday total of 34-3. The three-time Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year “nished in “fth place in 2012 when the Elite Series visited La Crosse, second in 2013 and 30th in 2016. To say he wants to win here is an understatement. I know the winning limit of “sh is swimming where Im “shing,Ž he said. I want to prove it this time. But a number of factors are going to have to go my way for that to happen.Ž Over the years, hes spent a lot of time across this vast “shery, and he said its an amazing place to come and catch a lot of bass. But his location continues to produce quality “sh year after year. I keep coming back to the same location when we compete here. Ive done well “shing in that area every single time, and I see no reason to change my approach,Ž he said. It might bite me this time, but right now Im con“dent the “sh I need to win are there to be caught.Ž Martens is sharing water with California angler Chris Zaldain. Zaldain put together an impressive limit that weighed 17-11 pushing his two-day total to 32-7, which was good enough for the fourth-place spot on the leaderboard. Chris and I are both “shing for the same “sh, but were being respectful of each other, and thats important,Ž Martens said. We both want to win, and “shing so closely together will make things interesting for sure.Ž The impending ”oodwaters do not seem to be affecting Martens or Zaldain, but for Randall Tharp of Port St. Joe, Fla., that might be a different story. Tharp caught 17-12 the second round for a twoday total of 34-2, and will be starting the semi“nals on Saturday in second place. During practice, aand even today, I thought the rising water would hurt my pattern,Ž Tharp said. But surprisingly, the “shing was better today. I caught what I weighed in early enough to sit down and eat lunch, a luxury that I dont often take advantage of during a tournament. I hope my luck continues tomorrow.Ž Rounding out the Top 5 are Gerald Spohrer with 32-13, Zaldain with 32-7 and Jacob Powroznik with 32-6. The Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo will be held in conjunction with the tournament. It will take place at Valley View Mall today beginning at noon. The event will feature boat demo rides, an aquarium, free prizes and the latest “shing products on the market. The Rock-NRibs Festival will also be happening at Valley View Mall along with concerts, food and the bbq competition. All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, visit Bassmaster. com.Leeds moves to front of Bassmaster Elite eventSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S. PHOTOAaron Martens. Hogan sweeps at B.A.S.S. Eastern RegionalFloridas Turner finishes as runner-upGEORGETOWN, S.C. „ After winning a team title Thursday as a member of Team Delaware, Mark Hogan made it a clean sweep for The First StateŽ when individual championships were decided Friday in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors. Hogan caught a “ve-bass limit on Friday that totaled 15 pounds, 9 ounces. That limit, his third in the three-day tournament, gave him a 31-15 total and a victory in the boater division of the “nal B.A.S.S. Nation regional of the year. Hogan earned $6,000 for the win. He bested 172 other boaters from 17 states in the eastern U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario for the individual title. He also won a spot in the 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors. That tournament will be held later this year on a date and “shery to be announced. It was a lot for the 50-year-old Milford resident to absorb. Im really emotional right now,Ž Hogan said. Im doing what I can to hold it back.Ž He did everything but hold it back, however, on the Winyah Bay system in this weeks regional. Scorching temperatures near 100 degrees and inexperience with “shing tidal systems hampered the bite for much of the “eld, but Hogan consistently improved as the tournament advanced. Hogan caught a 7-5 limit on Day 1, which was nearly 7 pounds behind Floridas Dave Turner, who led the “rst two days of the tournament. Hogan chipped into Turners lead with a 9-1 limit on Thursday, and he blew past him on Friday with the tournaments big bag. Hogans limit was anchored by a 5-4 lunker that was only 1 ounce shy of the Big Bass of the week. The key to his upswing, Hogan said, was switching to a Senko worm on Friday. He also got out of creek mouths and hunkered down in the back of a pond off the Waccamaw River. It was a Gary Yamamoto black and blue laminate worm I went to,Ž he said. I was in about 2 or 3 feet of water. Where I was at, there wasnt much tide going on. Actually it was high water. Knowing tidal situations like I do living in Delaware, something told me to just try that Senko. Im glad I did.Ž Hogan has represented Delaware in numerous regionals through the years, but this will be his “rst trip to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. He said after Delaware “nished second in the team standings at last years Eastern Regional on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, winning both team and individual honors this year is very special. I joined the Tidewater Bass Club back in 1999,Ž Hogan said. All those guys are really good sticks. If it wasnt for them being really competitive, I probably wouldnt be here. You have to get better to “sh with them.Ž Turner “nished second among boaters with a 30-3 total over three days. Norman Mullinax of North Carolina was third with 29-2. Georgetown resident Gary Pope led the nonboater “eld from start to “nish. He caught threebass limits each day and had nine bass that totaled 17-6. That earned him a $3,000 top prize and a spot in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. This will mark his second trip to nationals. Pope also threw Senko worms throughout the tournament, except his choice was a green/ white combo he pitched to structure. He threw a blue craw“sh lure he custom makes, as well. Unlike Hogan, Pope started the tournament fast and had to hang onto his lead. His best bag came on Wednesday when caught three bass that weighed 10-4. His catch slipped to 3-9 on both Days 2 and 3, but it was enough to win. Knowing the right time, the right place and the right things helped me make some decent situations,Ž Pope said. Its great to win here at home. I work right here at the paper mill. Everyone has been really supportive. Its been a great experience.Ž Stacey Proctor Jefferson of nearby Conway “nished second with 15-13. Jimmy Myers of Delaware was third in the nonboater division with a 15-12 total. An additional 173 nonboaters competed in the regional. The leading boater and nonboater from each of the 18 competing teams earned a berth in the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. The Big Bass Award of $500 went to Pennsylvanias Brad Bressler, who caught a 5-5 bass on Thursday. Virginias Travis Lugar earned $250 for the 5-1 bass he boated in the nonboater division.Special to Highlands News-Sun PLEASE GIVE BLOOD HELP SAVE LIVES adno=3588390 adno=3586722


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 12 feet or greater, “sh migrate to the high dissolved-oxygen level depths within the lake, usually in the 12to 18foot depths. 235t666z66During the Florida summer season anglers must adapt their strategy to hunt for feeding “sh with open-water strategies instead of ”ipping and pitching strategies. The deeper lakes also offer more of the ability to discernible “sh-feeding patterns; in that “sh are able to move deeper to “nd a comfort zone and therefore operate normally day to day. Once you locate summertime “sh-population depths, youll be on “sh for the summer season. Best Fishing Days: Wednesday through Friday the full moon will either create good “shing nights if there is no clouds, and very good “shing days if there is nighttime clouds. The Major Fishing Periods: Today the moon is underfoot at 10:43 a.m. and solar noon at 1:28 p.m. Therefore two major periods will occur during the 10-2 hours. A feed intensity rating of 4-5 today for both periods until Wednesday when both periods increases to a 6-rating However the better period will be determined by nighttime cloud cover density. I expect this feeding period to remain at this time all week. The Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonrise occurs at 5:27 p.m. and the sunset at 8:24 p.m. and the high dissolved oxygen period of the day also occurs during this period. So therefore until Wednesday, a feed rating will climb to 4-5 range from 5-9 p.m. The moonset today occurs at 4:02 a.m. and will not become a factor until Wednesday and Thursday when the moonset and sunrise occur within the same hour. So the second half of this week, an early morning bite will occur but I believe will be weak due to low oxygen levels at this time of day. Prime Monthly Periods: July 10-16, 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. Custom bass “shing charter package options available. Call 863-3818474 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 38.31 feet above sea level, which is slightly above the max-level (38.25 feet) in the 9-inch management-threshold range for June. 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 16 inches and ”owing a combined 1,200 cubic feet per second. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODave Douglass shows o an 11-pound bass caught o a 12to 16-foot deep grass bed area. CONGRATULATIONSTO OUR TEAM for putting patients & safetyFIRSTThanks to you, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring and Lake Placid earned the nations top distinction for patient safety with an AŽ grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The AŽ recognizes our high standards in patient safety. This honor belongs to every one of our 1,700 team members, who work every day for our patients. Congratulations and thank you.The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is an elite designation from The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent watchdog that sets the highest standards for patient safety in the United States. 70 YearsThe ONLY AŽ Hospital Within 50 Milesadno=3589449 € Termite Inspection Protection and Prevention € General Household Pest Control € Lawn & Ornamentals € Fertilizing € Mosquito & Ant Control € Fumigation Services www.clarkepestcontrol.comCall For Free Estimate 1-866-896-6622 Avoid this... Lake Placid 863-465-6622 Sebring 863-385-6625Licensed & Insuredadno=3584702


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The News Wire Sunday, June 24, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Sanders says she was asked to leave Virginia restaurantSee page 4. MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) „ Peter Unger traveled the world, “rst in the Navy at the tail end of the Korean War and then as a free spirit searching the ancient paths of India for lifes sacred meaning. Toward the end of his life Unger, sporting a ”owing white beard and well-off “nancially thanks to his handcrafted jewelry business, sought sanctuary in the idea of living simply. But in a twist of fate, the 85-year-old who shunned worldly cares was found dead May 7, alone in a nondescript white Ford van that sat parked undisturbed for days at a Walmart, a retail giant seen by many as Americas temple of commerce and materialism. Unger was among the growing number of people around the country who drew their last breaths in Walmart parking lots. It is not that the parking lots are unsafe. In fact, it is the relative safety of the well-lit and busy lots „ combined with a welcoming corporate policy „ that has drawn more people like Unger to call the Walmart parking lots home, if only temporarily. And where people live, they also die. They include those who are homeless, truckers, immigrants, drug-addled, suicidal or ill „ all whose bodies are found nationwide in cars, vans and other vehicles in the parking lots of the retail giant. It is the last stop, one that can go unnoticed amid the daily crush of shoppers searching for deals, sometimes focused on the rattle of carts instead of their crowded surroundings. In Brevard, police have investigated nearly half a dozen such parking lot deaths since 2015, from the badly decomposed remains of a man found inside a ”y-swarmed sedan at a beachside Walmart in the simmering July heat to that of a man who suffered from cancer, found the same year in a sport utility vehicle that sat in a far corner of the Walmart lot in Viera. In both cases, it was the pungent smell that “rst caught the attention of passers-by or workers. Its unfortunate but these (things) do happen. Its not uncommon,Ž said Lt. Cheryl Trainer, spokeswoman for the Melbourne Police Department, an agency that has investigated the bulk of the Walmart parking lot deaths on the Space Coast. LAS VEGAS „ President Donald Trump pressed his tough immigration stance at a Nevada political convention Saturday, telling hundreds we have to be very strongŽ to keep people, including violent gang members, from entering the country illegally. Trump was in Las Vegas to boost the candidacy of Dean Heller, the only Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump and Heller have papered over their once prickly relationship to present a united front in their shared goal of helping Republicans maintain, if not expand, their thin 51-49 majority in the Senate. Heller was among the of“cials waiting on the sweltering airport tarmac to greet Trump. In remarks to several hundred people attending the Nevada GOP Convention, Trump portrayed himself as tough against illegal immigration, saying at one point, I think I got elected largely because we are strong on the border.Ž But he excluded any mention of the fact that, following a massive public outcry, including from members of his own family, he reversed course earlier this week and ended the practice of separating families illegally crossing the southern border into the U.S. Trump sharply criticized Hellers Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, and tagged her with one of the derisive nicknames hes fond of giving his opponents: Wacky Jacky.Ž Wacky Jacky is campaigning with Pocahontas. Do you believe this?Ž Dead bodies found at Walmart stores in Brevard is phenomenonTrump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearanceBy J.D. GALLOPFLORIDA TODAYBy DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classi“ed information related to the Russia investigation after lawmakers had threatened to hold of“cials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday that the department has partially complied with subpoenas from the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees after of“cials turned over more than a thousand new documents this week. House Republicans had given the Justice Department and FBI a Friday deadline for all documents, most of which are related to the origins of the FBIs Russia investigation and the handling of its probe into Democrat Hillary Clintons emails. Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said the department asked for more time and they will get it „ for now. Our efforts have resulted in the committees “nally getting access to information that was sought months ago, but some important requests remain to be completed,Ž Strong said in a statement Saturday. Additional time has been requested for the outstanding items, and based on our understanding of the process we believe that request is reasonable. We expect the department to meet its full obligations to the two committees.Ž The efforts by the Justice Department over the last week to deliver documents DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probeBy MARY CLARE JALONICKASSOCIATED PRESSHARARE, Zimbabwe „ Zimbabwes president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the cowardly actŽ will not disrupt next months historic elections. Dramatic footage showed a smiling President Emmerson Mnangagwa walking off the stage and into a crowded tent where the blast occurred seconds later, sending up smoke as people screamed and ran for cover. Of“cials said Mnangagwa was whisked from the stadium rally to a nearby government building in Bulawayo, a traditional opposition stronghold. The explosion went off a few inches away from me, but it is not my time,Ž the president told state broadcaster ZBC. Mnangagwa, who has joked openly ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia „ A thwarted attempt to hurl a grenade at Ethiopias reformist new prime minister led to a deadly explosion Saturday at a massive rally in support of sweeping changes in Africas second most populous country. Nine police of“cials were arrested, state media reported. Witnesses said a man tried to throw the grenade at the stage as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to the cheering crowd of tens of thousands shortly after he made a strong appeal for unity following months of anti-government protests. Addressing the nation minutes after he was rushed to safety, Abiy called the blast a wellorchestrated attackŽ but one that failed. He did not lay blame and said police were investigating. At least one person was killed and Zimbabwe leader: assassination attempt cowardly act 1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopias new PMBy FARAI MUTSAKAASSOCIATED PRESSBy ELIAS MESERETASSOCIATED PRESS ATTACK | 3 ZIMBABWE | 3 WALMART | 4 TRUMP | 8PROBE | 8 AP FILE PHOTO AP PHOTOEthiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waves to the crowd at a large rally in his support, in Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday. AP PHOTOInjured people lay on the ground following an explosion at a Zanu-PF rally in Bulawayo, Saturday. President speaks to crowd while endorsing Republican senator AP PHOTOPresident Donald Trump speaks at a Nevada GOP Convention in Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray thunderstorm Plenty of cloudsHIGH 91 LOW 7550% chance of rain 25% chance of rainA thunderstorm in the afternoon92 / 7550% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURECouple of thunderstorms92 / 7665% chance of rain TUESDAYCloudy and humid; a p.m. thunderstorm91 / 7665% chance of rain WEDNESDAYCloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm possible92 / 7630% chance of rain FRIDAYOvercast and humid with a thunderstorm91 / 7655% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 4 9 6 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 580-50 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 VENICE89951021039591Air 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. 0.00Ž Month to date 2.38Ž Normal month to date 6.38Ž Year to date 22.68Ž Normal year to date 18.42Ž Record 10.65Ž (1995) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.64Ž Normal month to date 5.45Ž Year to date 10.90Ž Normal year to date 18.69Ž Record 10.65Ž (1995) High/Low 94/78 Normal High/Low 92/73 Record High 98 (2004) Record Low 66 (2007) High/Low 92/75 High/Low 90/82 Normal High/Low 89/74 Record High 100 (1998) Record Low 66 (1978)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 2.38 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 22.68 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 91 78 pc 91 76 t Bradenton 90 76 t 91 77 t Clearwater 89 77 t 90 77 t Coral Springs 90 77 t 89 77 c Daytona Beach 89 75 t 90 75 t Fort Lauderdale 89 76 t 88 76 c Fort Myers 92 75 t 94 76 t Gainesville 94 76 t 93 76 pc Jacksonville 93 76 pc 94 76 t Key Largo 87 80 t 87 80 c Key West 87 78 t 88 79 pc Lakeland 90 73 t 91 73 t Melbourne 90 78 t 91 76 pc Miami 89 76 t 88 76 pc Naples 92 77 t 92 78 t Ocala 92 74 t 91 72 pc Okeechobee 89 73 t 87 72 t Orlando 90 73 t 91 73 t Panama City 90 79 pc 91 78 pc Pensacola 91 78 pc 91 77 c Pompano Beach 89 80 t 87 79 pc St. Augustine 91 75 t 90 75 pc St. Petersburg 90 76 t 91 77 pc Sarasota 90 76 t 92 77 t Tallahassee 95 75 pc 94 74 t Tampa 90 77 t 92 79 t Vero Beach 88 75 t 90 74 pc West Palm Beach 88 77 t 87 77 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 2:20a 6:49a 1:01p 9:00p Mon. 3:27a 7:23a 1:32p 9:41p Today 12:57a 5:05a 11:38a 7:16p Mon. 2:04a 5:39a 12:09p 7:57p Today 10:35a 3:31a --5:54p Mon. 12:50a 4:06a 11:08a 6:34p Today 2:52a 7:18a 1:33p 9:29p Mon. 3:59a 7:52a 2:04p 10:10p Today 9:53a 3:44a --5:55p Mon. 12:19a 4:18a 10:24a 6:36p SE 3-6 0-1 Light NNW 4-8 1-2 LightFt. Myers 92/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 91/75 storms all day Sarasota 90/76 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Full Jun 28 Last Jul 6 New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Today 5:28 p.m. 4:06 a.m. Monday 6:22 p.m. 4:45 a.m. Today 6:36 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Monday 6:36 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 3:21a 9:32a 3:44p 9:55p Mon. 4:02a 10:13a 4:25p 10:37p Tue. 4:45a 10:57a 5:09p 11:21p Monterrey 93/72 Chihuahua 100/70 Los Angeles 77/61 Washington 90/72 New York 87/69 Miami 89/76 Atlanta 93/75 Detroit 76/59 Houston 93/79 Kansas City 85/69 Chicago 78/60 Minneapolis 78/64 El Paso 102/73 Denver 70/51 Billings 71/55 San Francisco 76/59 Seattle 80/57 Toronto 70/56 Montreal 72/55 Winnipeg 80/58 Ottawa 72/51 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: 06/24/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 95 65 s 94 68 s Anchorage 61 52 c 64 50 c Atlanta 93 75 s 94 74 t Baltimore 88 68 pc 84 60 s Billings 71 55 pc 84 61 s Birmingham 92 73 pc 93 73 t Boise 87 64 s 96 56 pc Boston 76 65 t 72 58 pc Buffalo 69 56 sh 73 52 s Burlington, VT 71 57 sh 73 50 pc Charleston, WV 83 66 t 85 63 s Charlotte 95 73 s 93 73 pc Chicago 78 60 pc 78 68 pc Cincinnati 84 64 t 86 67 pc Cleveland 78 63 pc 76 61 s Columbia, SC 99 77 s 99 76 t Columbus, OH 84 65 pc 83 65 s Concord, NH 77 57 sh 73 44 pc Dallas 97 78 s 96 77 pc Denver 70 51 t 86 58 pc Des Moines 83 68 t 80 68 r Detroit 76 59 pc 78 62 s Duluth 59 47 pc 66 51 pc Fairbanks 68 49 c 74 52 c Fargo 80 60 pc 76 62 r Hartford 83 60 t 79 52 pc Helena 75 54 sh 85 56 pc Honolulu 88 75 c 88 75 sh Houston 93 79 pc 91 77 pc Indianapolis 84 64 pc 83 69 pc Jackson, MS 91 71 pc 94 72 s Kansas City 85 69 pc 80 68 t Knoxville 85 69 t 88 71 t Las Vegas 105 82 s 108 84 s Los Angeles 77 61 pc 78 62 pc Louisville 86 71 t 88 74 c Memphis 91 76 pc 94 76 pc Milwaukee 71 59 pc 69 65 pc Minneapolis 78 64 t 72 66 r Montgomery 95 73 s 96 74 t Nashville 88 71 t 91 72 t New Orleans 91 78 pc 91 77 s New York City 87 69 pc 81 63 s Norfolk, VA 94 78 t 87 73 pc Oklahoma City 92 74 s 88 74 pc Omaha 81 68 t 80 67 t Philadelphia 87 69 pc 83 62 s Phoenix 104 81 s 106 81 s Pittsburgh 80 62 pc 80 59 s Portland, ME 72 59 c 70 51 pc Portland, OR 87 60 s 71 54 pc Providence 80 65 pc 78 56 pc Raleigh 94 72 s 92 70 pc Salt Lake City 82 60 s 94 69 s St. Louis 89 73 pc 89 72 t San Antonio 97 78 pc 94 77 pc San Diego 71 63 pc 73 64 pc San Francisco 76 59 s 69 55 pc Seattle 80 57 s 68 53 pc Washington, DC 90 72 pc 85 65 s Amsterdam 64 54 c 69 54 c Baghdad 106 81 s 108 82 s Beijing 99 76 pc 92 72 c Berlin 62 49 c 72 54 pc Buenos Aires 49 35 pc 57 39 s Cairo 96 75 s 96 75 s Calgary 78 54 s 79 50 pc Cancun 88 78 pc 86 78 t Dublin 72 52 s 73 52 pc Edmonton 80 58 s 83 49 pc Halifax 68 53 r 59 46 r Kiev 70 51 pc 74 54 pc London 77 55 pc 80 56 s Madrid 99 69 s 97 70 s Mexico City 71 55 t 70 54 t Montreal 72 55 r 74 52 s Ottawa 72 51 r 73 47 s Paris 76 55 pc 76 57 s Regina 77 59 t 81 60 r Rio de Janeiro 85 68 s 82 70 s Rome 80 62 pc 77 61 t St. Johns 59 37 r 44 35 sh San Juan 87 78 sh 88 79 pc Sydney 62 46 s 62 46 s Tokyo 78 70 pc 84 71 s Toronto 70 56 r 75 53 s Vancouver 71 56 sh 68 53 pc Winnipeg 80 58 pc 80 62 pcHigh ................... 105 at Needles, CALow ........................ 30 at Gothic, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)87A microburst was blamed for the crash of a Boeing 727 on June 24, 1975, at New Yorks Kennedy International Airport. Q: Most severe thunderstorms occur along a line that separates what?A: Dry air from humid air 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 91/75 90/73 91/73 91/73 91/73 90/73 90/72 89/72 90/72 90/77 90/76 89/78 89/76 92/75 90/73 91/75 91/73 91/74 91/74 91/73 91/74 91/73 91/73 90/76 90/73 89/77 89/77 89/76 91/74 90/75 89/76 90/72 90/76 89/77 88/78 91/75 91/75 90/75 SPOKANE, Wash. „ Several af“liates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people. The lawsuits were “led in federal courts in New York City and Spokane, Washington, by four different Planned Parenthood af“liates covering New York City and the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska and Washington. Planned Parenthood says the lawsuits are intended to protect the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program from what they termed ineffective abstinenceonly-until-marriage curriculums. Young people have the right to the information and skills they need to protect their health,Ž Dawn Laguens said in a press release, vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The TrumpPence administration is trying to impose their abstinence-only agenda on young people across the country.Ž Evidence shows such programs do not work, Laguens said. An email sent to the Health and Human Services public relations of“ce was not immediately answered on Friday. In previous court documents, the agency has said it has the right to change its funding priorities. The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program has served about 1.2 million teens in 39 states since it started in 2010. The Trump administration in April announced it would remake the program to push abstinence-only counseling. Last year, the agency informed recipients of 81 teen pregnancy prevention grants that it would terminate their grant agreements two years early, meaning this year. That decision was made after President Trump appointed Valerie Huber as chief of staff for the Of“ce of Assistant Secretary of Health. After her appointment, Huber wrote an article decrying the lack of federal funding for abstinence education and questioned the effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention grants. In April, a federal judge in Spokane blocked the Trump administration from cutting the grants. Judges in Seattle, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have made similar rulings. Supporters of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program credit it with helping to lower the teen pregnancy rate 41 percent since 2010. But the agency has issued past statements calling the program ineffective. Congress created the $110 million program in 2010 to support and develop evidence-based ways to reduce teen pregnancy. In 2015, HHS awarded the 81 grants that were to last “ve years. The lawsuits were “led by Planned Parenthood of New York City; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands; Planned Parenthood of the Heartland; and Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. They contend that abstinence-only programs can contain false and misleading information and stigmatize teens who have sex. Most people have had sex by the time theyre 18,Ž Planned Parenthood said in a press release. In addition to the agency, the lawsuits name as defendants HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Huber.Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teensBy NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOVeteran given $15K in lawn equipment after theft Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid fundsArkansas to evaluate river sinkhole where kayaker diedTULSA, Okla. (AP) „ A veteran in Oklahoma whose life and business were disrupted when his lawn equipment was stolen no longer needs to face acres of grass using a push mower. The Tulsa World reports Cody Nichols on Friday received $15,000 worth of new lawn-mowing equipment through the nonpro“t group Soldiers Wish. The Tulsa-based organization works to meet the needs of military veterans. Nichols, who served in the Marines, operates Our Troops Services. The small business hires veterans for landscaping, fencing and construction jobs. The theft occurred early May 20. Nichols arrived to discover all of the equipment was gone. He tried to get by with a couple of donated push mowers, but fell behind. Nichols now has a commercial riding mower thanks to Fridays presentation at Bloss Equipment. HOUSTON (AP) „ A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Lukes Medical Center was noti“ed Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant program on Aug. 17, the Houston Chronicle reports Federal of“cials, raising concerns about two deaths in May, said the LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) „ Arkansas has hired a consultant to evaluate a stretch of river where a kayaker was dragged to his death when a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool. Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston says experts will begin evaluating the Spring River on Monday. The sinkhole area is closed to the public. Of“cials say 64-yearold Donald Wright of Searcy died in the June 9 accident near Saddler Falls. A statement from Thurstons of“ce says the matter is of utmost importance, especially with the anticipated increase of traf“c with the upcoming July Fourth holiday. Of“cials say sinkholes are common in the northern half of Arkansas, where subterranean limestone easily erodes. Its unusual to have a sinkhole open a whirlpool in the middle of a stream. | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONhospital has not done enough to “x shortcomings that endanger patients. St. Lukes temporary suspension of its heart transplant program came after joint reports by the Chronicle and ProPublica. The hospital reopened the program on June 15 after “nding no systemic issues related to the quality of the program.Ž It said it was reorganizing its transplant surgery team, re“ning the criteria for which patients it would accept for heart transplants and making other improvements to strengthen the program. The funding withdrawal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would threaten the hospitals viability, experts contend, depriving it of an essential source of funding. The termination could trigger private insurance companies to follow suit. St. Lukes, in a statement, said it looks forward to discussing CMS concerns with agency of“cials. The hospital said it believes it is eligible to take further corrective steps, including a systems improvement agreement, which would provide a long-term path forward for our program.Ž Our unwavering focus is always to ensure our patients receive the best possible medical care, and in ways that re”ect our core values of reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence,Ž the hospital said. Systems improvement agreements, when they occur, are usually “rst offered by CMS, not requested by a hospital. No such agreement was offered in the CMS letter. St. Lukes can appeal the termination, but that wont freeze the process, according to Medicare rules.AP FILE PHOTOThis June 10, photo provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission shows a whirlpool along the Spring River in northeastern Arkansas. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER


The Sun /Sunday, June 24, 2018 Page 3 STALLSUTESCAPBRASS OOHOOHNOSHADOROUTE SNAPCRACKLEANDPOLDIE ASSKILORCAUNCLIPS TENORTIEDLIAISE PASSKUKLAFRANANDE HUMPTYOOFCREEALA IRAIDTAGSCLIOSWNYC SALDIANECLASPVENOM HELSINKIBRINIMALONE WYNKENBLYNKENANDD AMONGSTLUPELIMESODA MERCSOVERTZOOMSMIC AWLSSTEWSHENNASICU LSDHEHEFATRADNER PETERPAULANDYRIDA MOOLAHHURLARGUE WAITITIANIYALLLAO AFLACLASTONESTANDING SIEGELIESAGANASCAR HADESSLRAHOYDELETEANSWERS to crossword155 people were hurt, nine critically, Health Minister Amir Aman said. The prime minister was the target,Ž a rally organizer, Seyoum Teshome, told The Associated Press. An individual tried to hurl the grenade toward a stage where the prime minister was sitting but was held back by the crowd.Ž The man with the grenade was wearing a police uniform, witness Abraham Tilahun told the AP. Police of“cers nearby quickly restrained him, he said. Then we heard the explosion.Ž Nine police of“cials were arrested, including the deputy head of the capitals police commission, state broadcaster ETV reported. AP video from the scene showed bloodstained ground and abandoned shoes while people chanting the prime ministers name ”ed, some clutching their heads in shock and despair. The attack was cheap and unacceptable,Ž the prime minister said, and added: Love always wins. Killing others is a defeat. To those who tried to divide us, I want to tell you that you have not succeeded.Ž The ruling party in a statement blamed desperate anti-peace elementsŽ and vowed to continue with the countrys reforms. The explosion in packed Meskel Square in Addis Ababa followed weeks of dramatic changes that shocked many in the East African nation after years of anti-government tensions, states of emergency, thousands of arrests and long internet shutdowns. The 42-year-old Abiy took of“ce in April and quickly announced the release of tens of thousands of prisoners, the opening of state-owned companies to private investment and the unconditional embrace of a peace deal with rival Eritrea. Websites were unblocked and opposition “gures were invited to dinner. Ethiopians said they could hardly keep up with the pace of change. Saturdays rally began as a show of exuberance, with supporters wearing clothes displaying Abiys image and carrying signs saying One Love, One Ethiopia.Ž Informal in a neon green T-shirt, Abiy told the tens of thousands of supporters that change was coming and there was no turning back. After the explosion the state broadcaster quickly cut away from coverage of the rally, which broke up with people singing, chanting and going back to their homes. Ive never thought this day will come in Ethiopia. Im very emotional right now,Ž said supporter Mulugeta Sema, who wore a T-shirt with the new leaders image and spoke before the blast. We should never get back to dictatorship. This is time for change.Ž In a sign of the new effort at dialogue between bitter rivals after a deadly border war and years of skirmishes, one Eritrean diplomat, ambassador to Japan Estifanos Afeworki, said on Twitter that his country strongly condemns the attempt to incite violenceŽ in Saturdays attack. The United States has been among those in the international community expressing support for the dramatic changes in Ethiopia, a key security ally in a turbulent region with neighbors including Somalia and South Sudan. Not everyone has cheered the changes. Some Ethiopians in the north near the border with Eritrea, one of the worlds most reclusive nations, have protested the embrace of the peace deal. And the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front, a party in Ethiopias ruling coalition that has been the dominant force in government for most of the past 27 years, said the announcement on the peace deal had been made before the ruling coalitions congress met to discuss it: We see this as a ”aw.Ž Abiy is the “rst prime minister from the Oromo ethnic group, the largest in the country, since the ruling party came to power in 1991. Ethiopias sometimes deadly protests demanding more freedoms began in the Oromia and Amhara regions in late 2015 and spread elsewhere, “nally leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn early this year.ATTACKFROM PAGE 1about multiple attempts on his life in the past, said he was used to them by now. At least eight people were injured, the staterun Herald newspaper reported. Vice President Kembo Mohadi had leg injuries, while Constantino Chiwenga, a second vice president and the former military commander, had bruises on his face, the report said. Most of the injured were discharged from a hospital after treatment, presidential spokesman George Charamba told the newspaper. The blast and the lack of clarity about who was behind it injected new uncertainty into preparations for the July 30 elections, the “rst since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down in November after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, who had been “red as Mugabes deputy in a ruling party feud shortly before the power transition, took over with pledges to deliver free and fair elections. Mnangagwa said on Twitter that he was awaiting further information about the blast but added, without elaborating, that those responsible must have come from outside Bulawayo.Ž He added: I can assure you these are my normal enemies.Ž He had ”ed Zimbabwe shortly after his “ring in November by Mugabe, who along with his wife, Grace, had sharply criticized the man who had been his closest con“dant for many years. Zimbabwes main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, said on Twitter: Our prayers go out to the injured and we hope no lives have been lost. Violence must have no place in our politics.  The United States and Britain were among countries that condemned the explosion. Zimbabwes election next month will be the “rst without Mugabe since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, a former justice and defense minister who served for decades as Mugabes enforcer, has invited Western election observers for the “rst time in almost two decades. Past votes have been marked by violence and fraud, and the United States and others have said a credible vote is key to lifting international sanctions.ZIMBABWEFROM PAGE 1 BRUSSELS „ With another migrant rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean and both Italy and Malta again refusing to let it dock, European Union leaders will try to “nd common ground for tackling a growing political crisis that is threatening to undermine the entire EU. The leaders of about 16 countries „ more than half the 28-nation bloc „ will take part in what is being billed as informal talksŽ in Brussels on Sunday ahead of a full EU summit next Thursday and Friday, where migration will top the agenda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the meeting involves talking with particularly affected nations about all problems connected with migration.Ž She said the hope is to see if we can reach bi-, trior even multinational agreements to better solve certain problems.Ž The arrival of more than one million people in 2015, most ”eeing wars in Syria and Iraq, exposed glaring de“ciencies in EU migrant reception capacities and asylum laws. It has fueled tensions among EU nations and anti-migrant parties have won votes in Europe by fomenting public fears of foreigners. These rescue ships can forget about reaching Italy,Ž Italys new “rebrand interior minister, Matteo Salvini, said Saturday as he assured his anti-migrant base that he would crushŽ the human traf“cking business. At the heart of the problem lie deep divisions over who should take responsibility for arriving migrants „ often Mediterranean countries like Italy, Greece and increasingly Spain „ how long they should be required to accommodate them, and what should be done to help those EU countries hardest hit. The problem was crystalized last week in a row between Italys new populist government, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for 630 people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the main departure point for people trying to reach Europe. Amid the mud-slinging, Spains new Socialist government agreed to take charge of the migrants and the ship eventually made a weeklong voyage to Valencia. On Saturday, Spain also announced it had rescued 569 more migrants at sea, many from boats in the Strait of Gibraltar, a busy shipping lane with treacherous currents. But another rescue ship, the Lifeline of the German NGO Mission Lifeline, was stranded in the Mediterranean off Malta after both Italy and Malta refused to let it dock with its 234 migrants. Lifeline said a merchant vessel, the Alexander Maersk, had another 113 migrants and was also waiting for a port to receive them. Salvini has demanded that Malta, the EUs smallest country, allow the Lifeline to dock because it was in the islands waters. Maltese authorities on Saturday provided humanitarian assistance to the Lifelines passengers but Maltese Premier Joseph Muscat stood “rm and insisted that Malta had no responsibilityŽ for the rescue. The Lifeline should move from its position toward their original destination to prevent escalationŽ of the situation, Muscat tweeted. The rhetoric ahead of the Sunday summit extended north, with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz saying his country would reintroduce controls on its border with Italy if neighboring Germany were to turn back migrants at its border to Austria. Like everything to do with migrants in Europe lately, even this meeting is proving controversial. What started as talks between half a dozen leaders now involves at least 16, as others demanded to take part. Four countries in Eastern Europe „ the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia „ have refused to attend and reject taking in migrants in general. Referring to hasty arrangements and a domestic crisis over migration policies within Germanys coalition government, the fervently anti-migrant Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, said: We understand that countries have domestic political dif“culties, but this cant result in pan-European confusion.Ž This is an open invitation. Nobody is excluded, everybody is invited. Nobody is forced to attend either,Ž said Alexander Winterstein, spokesman for the European Commission, where the talks will take place. With plans to reform Europes asylum laws bogged down, EU leaders hope to stop migrants leaving North Africa by paying countries like Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to hold people until their eligibility for asylum can be established. French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday proposed that migrants arriving in Europe be placed in closed centers on European soilŽ so authorities can quickly decide whether they are eligible to apply for asylum and send home those who dont qualify. Speaking in Paris after meeting with new Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Macron said European countries would take in migrants who qualify to apply for asylum, helping to remove the burden of caring for them from Mediterranean nations on the front line like Italy or Spain. Italy has proposed these asylum-processing hotspotsŽ be located in the migrants countries of origin or transit. Ironically, the tough talk comes as the number of migrants entering Europe is dropping signi“cantly. The U.N.s refugee agency says around 80,000 people are expected to arrive by sea this year, about half the number from 2017. We do not have a crisis of numbers. We continue to have a crisis of political will,Ž said UNHCR Europe chief Sophie Magennis.Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutionsBy LORNE COOK and NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESS MISSION LIFELINE VIA APIn this photo taken on Thursday, the ship operated by the German NGO Mission Lifeline rescues migrants from a rubber boat in the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Libyan coast.IS demands release of Iraq women prisoners in hostage video Israelis, Palestinians await Williams inaugural royal visit 4 dead in suspected Boko Haram extremist attack in Nigeria Egypt officer who thought to break Israeli Bar Lev diesBAGHDAD (AP) „ The Islamic State group released a hostage video on Saturday demanding the release of all Sunni women prisoners from Iraqi jails. The group said it was giving the government a deadline of three days before it would execute the six men in the video, who identi“ed themselves as Iraqi policemen and militiamen. The video was published on jihadist social media groups, one week after the Islamic State group announced it had kidnapped 17 policemen and members of Iraqs Popular Mobilization Forces, which are predominantly Shiite militia groups that “ght for the government. A string of kidnappings claimed by IS on the highway connecting Baghdad to the north of the country has raised concerns about lingering threat posed by the group, after Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Mosul last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has come under pressure in recent weeks to explain the gaps in security outside the capital. A spokesman for the Iraqi military said he was aware of the hostage video and said the armed forces were pursuing the IS sleeper cell it believes is responsible. JERUSALEM (AP) „ Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the “rst of“cial visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchys decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the worlds most sensitive regions. Though the trip is being billed as non-political, and places a special emphasis on technology and joint Israeli-Arab projects, the Duke of Cambridge will also be meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and visiting landmark Jerusalem sites at the heart of the century-old con”ict. The prince kicks off his Middle East four-day visit Sunday in Jordan, arriving in Jerusalem on Monday before travelling on to coastal Tel Aviv and Ramallah in the West Bank. Police say four people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria. A member of a civilian self-defense group, Maina Shettima, tells The Associated Press that the bodies were found Saturday morning CAIRO (AP) „ Egypts state-owned media says | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDin Tungushe village just outside Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the birthplace of Boko Haram. He says six people were injured and homes and vehicles were burned. The Borno State police spokesman says gunmen attacked, but resident Umar Ibrahim says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives shortly after midnight near people sleeping outside their homes in the heat. Nigeria more than once has claimed victory over Boko Haram but the group continues to carry out suicide bombings and kidnappings in the region. the army of“cer credited with the idea to destroy the Bar Lev line on the Suez Canals eastern bank during the 1973 Arab Israeli war has died. The Akhbar al-Youm daily said Baki Zaki Youssef died on Saturday at the age of 87. Similarly, the state-run Al Ahram daily hailed him as a heroŽ while recounting his history and the lead-up to the war. In 1973, Egyptian forces launched a surprise attack across the Suez Canal, cutting through the Bar Lev line of Israeli defenses in the war that culminated in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Egypt was the “rst Arab country to make peace with Israel, in 1979, but relations have always been frosty due to popular support for the Palestinians.FROM PAGE ONE/WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) „ A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the publics help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, in east Anchorage. The woolly mammoth is Alaskas official state fossil. The tusk was on display when the center was burglarized March 8. Anchorage police say a thief broke in through a window and only took the tusk, which weighs 100 pounds. The curved tusk is darkand light-brown, mottled and about 5.5 feet long. The tusk is 8 inches in diameter on the large end and 6 inches in diameter at the narrow end. BLM spokeswoman Maureen Clark said the tusk was one of several found in the 1980s near the Colville River, which flows into the Arctic Ocean.ODD NEWS A theft of mammoth proportions ALMANAC Today is Sunday, June 24, the 175th day of 2018. There are 190 days left in the year. Today in history On June 24, 1968, Resurrection City,Ž a shantytown constructed as part of the Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C., was closed down by authorities. On this date In 1497 the first recorded sighting of North America by a European took place as explorer John Cabot spotted land, probably in present-day Canada. In 1509 Henry VIII was crowned king of England; his wife, Catherine of Aragon, was crowned queen consort. In 1807 a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, indicted former Vice President Aaron Burr on charges of treason and high misdemeanor (he was later acquitted). In 1908 Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, died in Princeton, New Jersey, at age 71. In 1939 the Southeast Asian country Siam changed its name to Thailand. (It went back to being Siam in 1945, then became Thailand once again in 1949.) In 1947 whats regarded as the first modern UFO sighting took place as private pilot Kenneth Arnold, an Idaho businessman, reported seeing nine silvery objects flying in a weaving formationŽ near Mount Rainier in Washington. In 1948 Communist forces cut off all land and water routes between West Germany and West Berlin, prompting the western allies to organize the Berlin Airlift. In 1957 the U.S. Supreme Court, in Roth v. United States, ruled 6-3 that obscene materials were not protected by the First Amendment. In 1983 the space shuttle Challenger „ carrying Americas first woman in space, Sally K. Ride „ coasted to a safe landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Todays birthdays Rock singer Arthur Brown is 76. Actress Michele Lee is 76. Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 75. Rock musician Jeff Beck is 74. Rock singer Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) is 73. Musician Mick Fleetwood is 71. Actor Peter Weller is 71. Rock musician John Illsley (Dire Straits) is 69. Actress Nancy Allen is 68. Reggae singer Derrick Simpson (Black Uhuru) is 68. Actor Joe Penny is 62. Reggae singer Astro (UB40) is 61. Actor Iain Glen is 57. Rock singer Curt Smith is 57. Actress Danielle Spencer is 53. Actress Carla Gallo is 43. Actor Amir Talai (TV: LA to VegasŽ) is 41. Actress-producer Mindy Kaling is 39. Actress Minka Kelly is 38. Bible verse He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.Ž „ Psalms 147:4. If God knows all the stars by name, He can surely take care of you. Commit your ways to the Lord. Dear Mr. Berko: Please explain to me what a business development company is and how it works. Also, my brother, who is a certi“ed public accountant, has recommended that I buy 1,000 shares of Main Street Capital. What do you think? „ SP, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dear SP: Business development companies were initiated by Congress in 1980. The goal of BDCs is to encourage the ”ow of public dollars (your investible funds) to private businesses. Generally, BDCs invest at least 70 percent of their cash in private U.S. companies or in public U.S. companies with market values of less than $250 million. And these BDCs must send quarterly, as well as annual, reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission and to their shareholders. Owning a BDC (only 55 are publicly traded) allows shareholders to have their cake and eat it, too. They enjoy the liquidity of a publicly traded stock while participating in the potential pro“t of private companies. A BDC must qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code; distribute 98 percent of its ordinary income and 98 percent of net capital gains for one year; derive at least 90 percent of gross income from dividends, interest and capital gains; have no more than 25 percent of their assets invested in the securities of one company or two or more issues that are engaged in the same or similar business activities, limit its debt-to-equity ratio to 1-to-1 or less, and revalue its private investments every quarter. Like real estate investment trusts, BDCs are not taxed at the corporate level, as long as they pay out the required income to shareholders. This avoids double taxation and allows BDC investments to pay higher dividends than common stock. But theres a string attached, because a large percentage of a BDCs cash distribution is considered ordinary income and is taxed at the shareholders higher tax rate (33 percent to 39.6 percent) rather than the 15 percent rate for quali“ed dividends. For this reason, it makes good sense to own BDC investments in an individual retirement account, where distributions are deferred, or in a Roth IRA, where theyre exempt from taxation. Your brothers a smart lad. I like his recommendation of Main Street Capital (MAIN-$38), which specializes in longterm equity and debt investments primarily in smalland lower-middle-market companies. This is a classy BDC. MAIN primarily invests in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the U.S. Management typically invests between $2 million and $75 million in equity and between $5 million and $50 million in debt with companies that have revenues between $10 million and $150 million and an EBITDA „ or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization „ of $1 million to $20 million. Management usually requires a “xed interest rate between 12 and 14 percent. And these investments are typically in the form of secured debt and equity participation „ and oftentimes the equity participation can be a very attractive kicker. MAINs management likes to make loans to well-established family-run businesses that need “nancing for founders who want to pass their companies to heirs. MAINs loans are highly collateralized. And rising interest rates may not affect MAIN as they will other BDCs. Rather, they will increase earnings, because 72 percent of MAINs loans have ”oating rates. MAIN has a better record than most BDCs. Compared with its peer companies, it has impressive operating margins of 83.5 percent, a 5.1 percent return on capital and a 35 percent cash ”ow, which are nearly twice those of its competitors. Since 2010, revenues and net income have grown fourfold, and the dividend has doubled. MAIN currently pays a monthly dividend of 19 cents a share, plus a 27.5-cent semiannual dividend. Total 2017 payout was $2.83, making for a very acceptable yield of 7.5 percent. And 2018 is looking better than any year in MAINs history, so expect a nice dividend increase. Listen to your brother. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@, including Main Street Capital Malcolm Berko SAN FRANCISCO (AP) „ Net”ix CEO Reed Hastings says he “red the companys top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, con“rmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to employees, published by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and con“rmed by Net”ix, Hastings says Friedland used the word twice „ “rst in a meeting of public relations staff several months ago about sensitive words. Hastings wrote that several people told Friedland how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the word was. Hastings says Friedland, who is white, later repeated the word with human resources staff trying to address the original incident. Hastings wrote the second incident con“rmed a deep lack of understanding.ŽNetflixs top spokesman fired over use of racial termWASHINGTON (AP) „ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledges in a tweet that she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday night. Sanders says she was told by the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.Ž Sanders says the event says far more about the owner of the restaurant than it does about her. She says, I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.Ž Sanders treatment at the restaurant created a social media commotion with people on both sides weighing in with their critique, including her father, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the Hate Plate,Ž Huckabee said in a tweet, quickly generating 2,000 replies in about 30 minutes. And appetizers are small plates for small minds.Ž On Yelp, a reviewer of the restaurant from Los Angeles wrote: Dont eat here if youre a Republican, wearing a MAGA hat or a patriot.Ž But many reviewers were also supportive of the restaurant owners actions. 12/10 would recommend. Bonus: this place is run by management who stuck up for their beliefs and who are true Americans. THANK YOU!!!!Ž wrote a reviewer from Commerce City, Colorado. No one answered the phone at the restaurant, which was not scheduled to open until the evening. Lexington is about a three-hour drive from the nations capital and is in Virginias Shenandoah Valley. The separation of families trying to enter the U.S. at the southern border has intensi“ed political differences and passions that were already at elevated levels during the Trump presidency. Earlier in the week, Trumps homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, cut short a working dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington after protesters shouted, Shame!Ž until she left.Sanders says she was asked to leave Virginia restaurant AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 14, le photo, is White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In each case, of“cers turn up in environmental suits and masks, sorting through the grisly discoveries, from pill bottles to notepads and photos left behind, hoping to piece together the lives of people like Unger who ended up in the parking lots. The bodies „ the shell of their physical humanity faded and decomposed by the elements „ are carefully removed and turned over to medical examiners. Family members, if any can be found, are contacted. Across the nation, the stories bear similar refrains: € In California, a woman missing for months turned up dead. Investigators said the womans body remained in the car, parked at the retailer, for up to three months. € In Illinois, the body of a 49-year-old man who was reported missing for more than a month, was found dead May 18, in a van at a Bradley, Illinois, Walmart. He was seen going into the store on May 1 and then leaving a short time later. He died of natural causes, according to media reports. € In Ohio, police said a 59-year-old man found April 17, in a pickup truck at an Airport Thruway Walmart, died of natural causes. The body was in the truck, parked on the side of the retail store since April 8, authorities report. € Here in Florida, a Walmart employee walking the parking aisles Feb. 22, at a Tarpon Springs store reported a strong odor. Of“cers arrived and found an unidenti“ed body. Police suspected suicide. Walmart has a longstanding corporate policy that anyone is welcome to stay in their parking lots overnight, depending on local laws. The open-lot policies vary from area to area, depending on the store managers. Most of the people we see are actually travelers, people in RVs. Theres like a whole society or culture out there. We do go out and check the lots, get the cars and keep an eye out for trash, but our workers arent peeping into peoples cars,Ž said Casey Staheli, a spokesman for Walmart, whose corporate of“ces are based in Arkansas. Unfortunately, they might smell something and thats when its brought to our attention.Ž Other retailers besides Walmart see similar deaths in their parking areas. A West Melbourne McDonalds was the site of another gruesome discovery in April 2017 when a mans body was found inside a van. He had overdosed. But none are as pervasive or as consistent as the ones that happen at Walmart, which has about 4,000 stores nationwide. Truckers, recreational vehicle enthusiasts, and others view parking spaces as prime locations to “nd rest. Weary travelers see the stores as friendly and convenient, modern meccas for the nations transient, mobile culture. Inside are restrooms, lower-priced groceries, medical supplies and even portable grills for cooking. Theres also hot coffee, newspapers, and smiles from greeters. Others also “nd the lots „ despite the hustle and bustle or the sound of the occasional bass-heavy car blasting music „ as places of safety and belonging. Tommy Studstill, a Cocoa minister who advocates for the homeless, readies hygiene products, food, and clothes for clients who colonize diverse locations from wooded areas to store lots. Some who may be living in their automobiles are transient, struggling to hold on to jobs, Studstill says. Some park at Walmart in the cool of night and then move on to other sites in the heat of the day. But not everyone who sleeps at Walmart is homeless. They just might not be able to afford a motel room. Walmart is one of the very few retailers that would say, Look, dont cause us any problems and you can go ahead and sleep in the parking lot,Ž he said. These are people who stay low-key. For some, its extremely embarrassing to be homeless, sleeping in a car. I know one man whose family lives in a car. During the daytime, the wife drops him off at work. Thats why I will have to give Walmart credit for what theyre doing,Ž Studstill said. According to estimates from the Brevard Homeless Coalition, about 845 people „ sheltered and unsheltered „ in Brevard County are homeless, according to statistics from 2017. And many use Walmart as a way station, or a place to “nd supplies or even live from time to time, says the groups executive director Mark Broms. For others like Unger, though, the lure of the open road has led them to abandon houses and apartments and live in their vehicles. Unger, who chose to be homeless for the last decade of his life, had been writing letters to his son, talking about his exploits and a life untethered to marterialistic values. The two last talked face to face about two years ago. He was a philosopher, a wisdom-seeker,Ž said Charles Unger of his father, whose remains were found at the Melbourne Walmart. Toward the end, the man who loved the Eastern teachings of Indian gurus, saw Walmart and its parking lot as another place of solace.WALMARTFROM PAGE 1CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) „ Politicians and friends from across the country are sending thoughts and prayers to Republican U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington after she was seriously injured in a car crash in South Carolina. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter he was thinking about Arrington. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford also sent prayers to Arrington over Twitter. Arrington defeated Sanford in the June 12 primary thanks to strong support from Trump. Authorities say Arrington was the passenger in a car that was hit head on Friday night by another vehicle on U.S. Highway 17 near Charleston. Arringtons campaign says she suffered a broken back and ribs and will be hospitalized for two weeks. Authorities say the driver of her car, 59-yearold Jacqueline Goff of Mandeville, Louisiana, also suffered serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene, according to Sheriffs Capt. Roger Antonio. Of“cials are awaiting autopsy results of 69-year-old Helen White, the Charleston County Coroners Of“ce said in a statement.US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck FROM PAGE ONE/NATIONAL NEWS


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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 1. XCZR COQRCJI UWZW MSHKPSMXKJJL EQIVKIIQOP C OWU EQMML. MSW CJACVC ZWVHRRWOEWE CO CJACVCAWJJC AQWVW! 2. LPKY XDTLLHXTD KGLHXHTEL LZVPDDYS GU ZFY LZVYYZ TES HEZP T XPBBYY LFPU TES PVSYVYS T ZXFTHXPBBYY TES T ZXFTHZYT. 3. NFXB U QUETJX XDJT FJ BFA BTUE, XBT OFUJZ OGULTI NTJX ZDX VZI XBT EUL UJE GTVX U VDJJL AFYJ AULFJY: YZJT QBZOFJ.Ž 4. VOUG CNK YN HONMBG, YUE WNXU TNQQW, CKHHPW, MUMMUTW, ENXPENUW, VOBEU NGBNGW, SKHHOBGB. EOPEW XC QBWSE! 1. Farm animals were thoughtfully discussing a new ditty. The alpaca recommended an Alpacapella piece! 2. Some classical musicians strolled up the street and into a coffee shop and ordered a Tchaicoffee and a Tchaitea. 3. With a cadent tune in his head, the piano player went out for the day and left a funny sign saying: Gone Chopin.Ž 4. When you go Chopin, get some rolls, yuccas, peppers, tomatoes, white onion, zucchini. Thats my Liszt! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whats required of you is basically attendance. If you cover that part of it, the rest will happen quite naturally out of the moment. In other words, just show up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Theres only one you. So you dont have to worry about being original or saying something novel or turning in unique work. It will be unique just because it came from you. Thats good. And that is enough. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The time you spend following, observing and studying those you admire will not be in vain. It might feel as if youre loang o, but youre not. Theres great, if intangible, value in these interests. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Be careful not to attribute special qualities to people just because they happen to be attractive. Try to see what is instead of making assumptions about what probably is. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Its wonderful to understand and be understood, but its not necessary to love. You can still love someone you dont really get. You can still love someone you dont communicate well with. Love goes beyond these things. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may feel a bit invisible in some way. Theres a positive side to this. You can get much done under the radar. Take advantage of the freedom and creativity that come when nobody is paying very close attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). We are all fragile. We dont all look it, though. Be gentle with the people in your life, as there is probably more ego on the line today than is readily apparent. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Keep in mind that oftentimes the most inuential and p ositive thin g you can do for mankind isnt grand at all; rather, it is small. To take care of yourself and treat yourself in a loving manner is a good start. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Figure out what youre going to do when the pressure is on. You wont be able to tell when its coming or where its coming from, but when youre ready for unpredictable stressors, they will seem far less stressful to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Lizards, toads and chimpanzees eat whats bugging them. So in solving the problem, theres more than relief; theres reward, too. Youll experience similar dynamics without having to eat bugs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ending up where you started can be wonderful or terrible. Its wonderful if you traveled far and wide like Dorothy down the yellow brick lane to Oz. Its terrible if you never left. So leave. This is a no-brainer. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Small groups will get things done „ faster than you could do them alone and much faster than a large group could do them. The right size will be between three and 10 people. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (June 24). You will involve yourself with many eorts to lift the lives of strangers and lend support to people who will denitely be better for your care. For the rest of 2018, what you know or believe wont be half as important as what you do. A nancial and/or artistic risk pays o in January. Love comes full circle in February. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 1, 14 and 27.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, June 24, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I have two friends I am equally close to, JaneŽ and Mary.Ž We live in the same neighborhood. They are both married, live across the street from each other and spend time together almost every day. Their children play together. I spend a lot of time with both families, and my children play with theirs. Jane is having an aair with Marys husband and has conded in me about every detail. She keeps telling me its over, and then I nd out it isnt. I spoke to Marys husband and told him if it doesnt stop, Ill tell Mary. (Jane doesnt know I talked to him.) They recently had another weak moment.Ž Should I tell Mary whats going on? Her husband has cheated in the past, and she chose to stay with him. Im afraid the fallout from her nding out will be two broken marriages and several broken friendships. Its very dicult to spend time with any/all of them knowing what I know. I feel like my silence is betraying Mary. Help! „ WISH I DIDNT KNOW DEAR WISH: You are already more involved in this than you should be, and Jane should not have placed you in that position. Mary knows she has a philandering husband but chose to remain with him. I vote for keeping your lip zipped and trying to stay out of the line of re. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 38 years. We divorced once, but remarried. We have four grown sons and six grandchildren. He retired a year and a half ago, and I went through menopause. There has been constant contention since. He wants to ght over everything and wont speak to me for days, sometimes weeks, at a time. I feel I am being emotionally abused. When I asked him for another divorce, he told me not to be ridiculous. Four months ago, I moved out and moved in with my dad to be his caretaker. Dad is 95 and on home hospice. I am so much happier not living with my husband. When my father passes away, I dread having to move back with my husband. I know we probably need counseling, but he doesnt agree. I want to live a happy, peaceful life. My husband seems to enjoy the constant ghting. Should I get my own place and live apart from my husband when my dad passes? „ UNHAPPILY MARRIED IN UTAH DEAR UNHAPPILY MARRIED: Your husbands silent treatment qualies as emotional abuse. You do NOT have to tolerate it. Before making plans about where you will live after your fathers passing, discuss this with a lawyer. Marriage isnt slavery, and you do not need your abusers permissionŽ to divorce him (again). DEAR ABBY: I am suddenly encountering workplace hostility from someone I thought was my friend. Im not sure if I did something to oend this person or if there is some other reason. What can I do to get to the bottom of this? „ UNCOMFORTABLE IN TEXAS DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: It says in the Bible, Seek and you shall nd.Ž In your case, it means ASK the person whats going on and why there has been a change in attitude. Thats the quickest way to learn.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. Good advice for everyone „ teens to seniors „ is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.Ž To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Heloise: I walked around my home the other day and realized that its lled with new high-tech equipment, along with family treasures and heirlooms, like my j ewelry. How can I document this so that I have a record for my family and for insurance purposes? „ Maureen of New York Dear Maureen: Use your high-tech equipment to document everything in your home in case of a ood, re or burglary. Use your smartphone or digital camera to take pictures or videos of jewelry, antiques, paintings, computer equipment or anything of sentimental value. Store one set of photos and videos on your computer and make copies for your safety deposit box or give to a relative for safekeeping. You will need these records for insurance claims. And if you have treasured old photos, store them safely and make copies. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Watermelon is a summertime treat. Watermelon is aptly named because its more than 90 percent water and surprisingly, its a member of the cucumber family. When you are buying, pick the watermelon up „ it should feel heavy for its size, which indicates that its juicy and fresh. Store watermelons in a cool area until you slice them. The cut watermelon should be refrigerated. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Doesnt it just drive you crazy when youve just cleaned your stainless steel atware and you notice it still looks spotted? Hard water may be the cause of the problem. To eliminate these spots, lightly dampen a cloth with warm or hot vinegar, which will get rid of hard-water spots. Rub the cloth over the spotty areas, rinse well and dry quickly. When handwashing atware, dont let it air-dry. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: After my family and I have a great day at the beach, its easy to track that beautiful sand into our car and home. Heloise, help me deal with this. „ Sarah from New Jersey Dear Sarah: Oh yes, that beach sand just seems to worm its way into the carpet, clothes, the car and your home. Take these steps to prevent it from getting there in the rst place: After you and your family members leave the beach, and before getting to the car, have baking soda or baby powder on hand. Sprinkle a healthy amount of it on the top and bottom of everyones feet and in between the toes because it will help to get the sand o quickly. To keep sand from getting on car seats, buy cheap plastic shower curtains and drape them over the seat. This will keep the seats from becoming wet and will contain the sand. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you buy a bunch of fresh herbs or have lots growing in your summer garden, you probably cant use them fast enough. Dont throw them out. Instead, freeze them, which will keep their avor and aroma. You will have fresh herbs yearround to liven up many dishes. Heres what to do: 1. Stem the herbs, and blanch in lightly salted, boiling water for just 5 to 10 seconds. Drain the water. 2. Put the herbs into a bowl of ice water. When cool, drain and pat dry well with a paper towel. 3. Place the herbs into sealed freezer bags and store in the freezer. „ HeloiseWoman is put in the middle of a neighborhood aair with friendsDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 to the House Republicans appear to have at least temporarily diffused a monthslong standoff with Congress. Democrats have criticized the multiple document requests, charging that they are intended to discredit the department and distract from or even undermine special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into the Trump campaigns Russia ties and whether there was obstruction of justice. In a letter sent to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., late Friday, the Justice Department said it had that day provided a classi“ed letter to his panel regarding whether the FBI used con“dential human sourcesŽ before it of“cially began its Russia investigation in 2016. Bolstered by President Donald Trump, Nunes has been pressing the department on an informant who spoke to members of Trumps campaign as the FBI began to explore the campaigns ties to Russia. Trump has called the matter spygate,Ž though multiple Republicans who have been briefed on the informant have downplayed its signi“cance. In the letter, the Justice Departments acting assistant director of congressional affairs, Jill Tyson, said Nunes had also asked for transcripts of conversations between con“dential human sources and Trump campaign of“cials. She said the department had referred that request to National Intelligence Director Dan Coats. Tysons letter said the department had also given Nunes materials related to the departments guidelines under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Republicans have for months questioned whether the department abused that act when prosecutors and agents in 2016 applied for and received a secret warrant to monitor the communications of Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The department is also working to provide outstanding documents related to former British spy Christopher Steele, Tyson said, and the dossier he compiled of anti-Trump research during the presidential campaign. Trump and congressional Republicans have charged that the research in the dossier, paid for by Clintons campaign and the Democratic National Committee, was used inappropriately to obtain the warrant on Page. House Speaker Paul Ryan has backed the document requests, and he led a meeting last week with committee chairmen and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to try to resolve the issue. In a television interview two days after that meeting, on June 17, Nunes said if they dont get the documents by this week, theres going to be hell to payŽ and indicated the House could act on contempt or even impeachment. A spokesman for Nunes did not immediately respond to a request for comment Saturday. Tyson also wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who have requested more than a million documents as part of multiple investigations into the FBI and Justice Departments handling of the Russia and Clinton probes. Tyson said the department has already provided more than 800,000 documents for review and the FBI produced over 1,400 pages of responsive materialsŽ on Friday, among other documents already sent to the panel. The letter says FBI is also working to address a request about proposed, recommended or actualŽ surveillance on the Clinton Foundation. Tyson said the department was responding in a separate, classi“ed letter, and that the request had proven dif“cult to address.Ž She said the department hoped to talk to lawmakers further about it. In the letters, Tyson said the department had built new toolsŽ to search top secret documents and had diverted resources from other congressional requests.PROBEFROM PAGE 1 Trump said, resurrecting his nickname for Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a vocal Trump critic. When you see that, thats not the senator you want,Ž he added. Rosen quickly responded on Twitter: Is that the best youve got @realDonaldTrump?Ž Outside the hotel, at least 300 people protesting Trumps policy of separating families at the southern border were stretched along a sidewalk outside the Las Vegas casino where the president met behind closed doors with supporters before addressing the Nevada GOP convention. His motorcade drove past a smaller group of people holding signs that said ResistŽ and History Has Its Eyes On You.Ž Trump was also holding a separate event promoting tax cuts he signed into law six months ago before ”ying back to Washington. Heller, a past critic of Trump, had renounced Trump during the campaign as someone who denigrates human beings.Ž Heller suggested he wouldnt vote for Trump, but later said he did. Heller also received a $2,000 donation from Trump in 2015 but gave it to charity. Once in of“ce, Trump publicly scolded Heller for holding up the GOPs long-promised effort to repeal President Barack Obamas health care law. He later repaired his relationship with Trump and helped deliver the rewrite of U.S. tax laws to Trumps desk. Trump intervened in Nevadas Senate race in March and persuaded Hellers main challenger, Danny Tarkanian, to step aside and run for a U.S. House seat instead. Heller has said he didnt ask Trump for the favor. Accompanying Trump to Las Vegas were top former top campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, now acting as outside advisers to the president. Lewandowski joined Trump days after he responded with Wah-wahŽ during a Fox News Channel appearance after another panelist raised the case of a 10-year-old disabled girl who had been separated from her parents under Trumps immigration policy. Attendees lined up to have their photos taken with Lewandowski before Trump took the stage. Trump has stepped up the pace of his political appearances in recent weeks. He campaigned in Minnesota this week for a GOP House candidate, to be followed by a stop Monday in South Carolina to boost Gov. Henry McMasters fortunes in a Republican gubernatorial runoff on Tuesday. Trump is also scheduled to appear in North Dakota on Wednesday on behalf of Republican Kevin Cramer, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat seeking another six-year term in a state Trump won by 36 percentage points in 2016.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1BLAINE, Wash. 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This home is at 1309 Lakeside Way in Sebring. It is priced for $369,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty. Perched on the shores of the north side of Lake Istokpoga, in the back of Spring Lake Village I on a large waterfront lot, this stunning home is everything you could want and then some. It has desirable curb appeal with lush tropical landscaping, a raised entryway, and a side entry garage. This lovely home is even more incredible once you step through the front door entryway, boasting over 2,500 square feet of living space and a spacious split ”oor plan. Upon entering the living room, you will fall in love with the tall ceilings and the wall of sliders offering views of the screened swimming pool and lake. To the right of the living room is a luxurious master suite that features Beautiful home on Lake IstokpogaSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1309 Lakeside Way, Sebring From U.S. 27 in south Sebring, turn onto U.S. 98. Turn right onto Lakeview Boulevard. Turn right onto Thunder Road. Turn left onto Lakeside Way. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1309 Lakeside Way in Sebring. It is priced for $369,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller William s Realty.ELLIOTT | 2This home is at 3886 Enchanted Oaks Lane in Sebring. It is priced for $339,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The ReedFerry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Built with exquisite quality and workmanship, this executive custom-built home is for the discerning buyer who wont settle for an average home. Situated on a private setting with Highlands Hammock State Park in its backyard, youll love the custom solid front doors with beveled glass, the pavered brick drive and walkway and the lush Florida landscaping in the front of the home.Gorgeous Sebring country club homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN OPEN HOUSEToday, 1-3 p.m.DIRECTIONS3886 Enchanted Oaks Lane, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn left onto County Road 635. Turn right into the Country Club of Sebring onto Haw Branch Road. Turn right onto Strafford Oaks Drive. Turn right at the second entrance to Enchanted Oaks Lane. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3886 Enchanted Oaks in Sebring. It is priced for $339,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Re ed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. REED | 2This home is at 1712 Van Pelt Road in Sebring. It is priced for $299,999 and is listed with Melba Starling with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. You will enjoy the country setting of this property with 4.72 acres, all while still being only 10 minutes from town. This move-in ready, custom built home offers plenty of items on a home buyers wish list as well as solid, high quality construction and greater security. An interesting feature is a wireless driveway alarm rings when someone drives up. This is a concrete built home with insulating concrete form technology. ICFs give two built-in layers of foam insulation, making the home quieter and peaceful. It has three bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage with skeeter beater screen, metal roof, a tankless hot Lovely country home with acreageSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1712 Van Pelt Road, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Home Avenue. Turn left onto County Road 17. Turn right onto County Road 17A, which becomes Arbuckle Creek Road. Turn right onto Van Pelt Road. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1712 Van Pelt Road in Sebring. It is priced for $299,999 and is listed with Melba Starling with Berkshire Hatha way HomeServices Florida Properties Group.STARLING | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, June 24, 2018 OPEN HOUSEToday, 1-3 p.m.


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 When you enter this homes spacious interior, youll feel the elegance of the formal living room and dining room with its attractive hardwood flooring, high ceilings and upscale light fixtures. French doors lead to the lanai, and a granite bar and pass-through separate the living room from the kitchen. For your more informal entertaining, the family room is perfect. Not only do you have a direct view to the screened and pavered lanai, it has a great view through the windows to the natural park-like setting behind the house as well as French doors to the lanai. It has a planning desk, built-in shelving and designer patterned tile floors that flows into the kitchen. The kitchen is a chefs delight. With plenty of room for all the cooks, this gourmet kitchen boasts an abundance of wood cabinets, granite counter tops, tile back splash, a center island with cook top, double ovens, breakfast bar and pantry. Adjacent to the family room with a great view of the lanai and nature, it makes entertaining family and friends a breeze. You wont find a more bucolic scene than youll have sitting in your 22 by 22 lanai. Nothing starts the day off better than seeing a family of deer strolling through the park land behind your home while you enjoy your first cup of coffee. Its just magical. The spacious owners suite with access to the lanai has step ceilings and comes with two closets „ one an oversized walk-in „ and plenty of windows for a great view. The owners spa-like bath boasts a gorgeous soaking tub surrounded by tile, a tiled walk-in shower with body jets and double vanities. A 10 by 13 office/ den is adjacent to the owners suite. This is a split floor plan so the two additional bedrooms and bath are on the opposite side of the home, offering privacy for both owners and guests. The laundry room as well as the garage offers an abundance of cabinets so storage will never be a problem. Other features of this home include extensive Florida-style landscaping, an oversized twocar plus golf cart garage, central vac and security system. All of this on nearly 1/3 acre lot. The home was built in 2003 and has 2,702 square feet of living area with 3,574 total square footage. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Kim Reed at 863-381-6575 or email or call Helen Ferry at 863-381-1089 or email Hbferry@comcast. net. a resort-style master en-suite. No detail was missed in this home, and it has lots of storage options throughout. The formal dining room plus a quaint breakfast nook overlooks the lanai and pool. This home is an entertainers dream home with an island kitchen and a big breakfast bar that is perfect for buffet-style dinners. Guests will have plenty of room to spread out. The family room and kitchen have million dollar views of the lake. Two additional large bedrooms and a full bath are located in the other wingŽ of the home. The screened lanai has a large roofed portion that is perfect for back yard barbecues even if the weather doesnt cooperate. Beat the Florida heat in style with your very own caged inground swimming pool overlooking the lake. The home also has an indoor laundry space and an oversized twocar attached side-entry garage. The property has 80 feet of frontage on Lake Istokpoga with a dock and boathouse. Fish right from your own backyard. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1REEDFROM PAGE 1 water heater, low-energy glass windows, a wholehouse generator and all appliances. The interior of the home is designed with an open ”oor plan and high ceilings, and tile ”oor in the living areas. The master bedroom is 14 by 17 and has a large adjoining master bath. All three bedrooms are private. The kitchen has three bright skylights, providing a lot of natural light. Beautiful wood cabinets and solid white acrylic counter tops are also highlights of the kitchen and provide great work space. The over-sized family room graces the whole back side of the home. The living room has a great view of the property looking out through the open front porch. This home has a lot of space for entertaining. With almost “ve acres all fenced in, the property has plenty of room for many outdoor activities. The property has three wells [two for irrigation], a pump house, an additional double carport, a concrete RV pad, and a 60-foot bard plus pole barn. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Starling at 863-4657100 or email Ask about MLS 244134.STARLINGFROM PAGE 1 adno=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 adno=3582526 #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. Golf course across the street 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 $$$. Possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems. MLS#248169 $83,900 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Well maintained 2BR/2BA home in Sylvan Shores. Kitchen /plenty of storage, large living rm w/vaulted ceiling. Master BR has large closet, split bedroom plan. A must see! MLS 248150 $139,900 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 5500 GRANADA BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 Available the “ rst of July 2018 2BR/2BA W/great court yard w/french doors from master. Screened lanai in the back. Newer ” ooring in living area, nice size bedrooms and a good size kitchen make this home one you will love. MLS#242148 $950/mo. 6 EAST PALMETTO ST, AVON PARKContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has 1,315 sq. ft., a fenced back yard, is close to school and has an enclosed front prch for extra space. Washer and dryer are as is (tenant will maintain) Third bedroom is over sized. Lawn care included. MLS#248095 $770.00/mo. adno=3581802 ADVANTAGE REALTY RENTALS € Avon Park € Sebring € Lake PlacidFull Service Rental Property ManagementAdvantage Realty Rentals743 US 27 S. € Sebring, FL $$$ Let Your Property Work For You $$$ RENTED


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 adno=3581898 Find your dream home at: It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate € Property Management € Title € Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 € Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 € Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 Lake Placid ON LAKE PLACID! € Exceptionally rare property € 2 family home € Each side just under 2,000 Sq.Ft. $439,000 MLS#244148 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Lake Placid CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY € Furnished 2BR/2BA/2CA € Canal to Lake Grassy € Tile Floors, Oversized garage $169,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 1-4 PM 3528 E ST. ANDREWS DR, H RIDGE 33825 € 2BR/2BA, 2110 Sq.Ft. € Screened lanai overlooks golf course € Kitchen w/custom wood cabinets $224,500 MLS#247672 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW PROPERTY€ 3BR/2BA, 2115 Sq.Ft. € Pool home. Completely remodeled € New roof, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances$284,900 MLS#245940 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring GOLF HAMMOCK ESTATE HOME€ 5BR/5BA, 5558 Sq.Ft. € Spacious pool area w/summer kitchen € Golf course view. Too many extras to list!$510,000 MLS#245288 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Lake Placid NEW LAKEFRONT CONSTRUCTION € 4BR/3BA, 2136 Sq.Ft. € 2 Story, split plan. On Lake Clay € Under construction $413,500 MLS# 245422 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring STUNNING COUNTRY CLUB VILLA € 3BR/2BA, 1714 Sq.Ft. € Crown molding, tray ceiling in LR € Granite counters, breakfast bar $209,900 MLS#247701 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring LAKEFRONT ESTATE POOL HOME € 4BR/3.5BA, 3299 Sq.Ft. € Chefs dream kitchen, lanai, pool € On over 2 acres $578,500 MLS#244681 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid WELCOME! € 3BR/2BA, 2169 Sq.Ft. € New architectural shingle roof € 11x27 Family room, spacious kitchen $214,000 MLS#247553 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring CUSTOM BUILT HOME € 3 BR/2BA, 2362 Sq.Ft. € Corner lot. Open floor plan, tile throughout € Kitchen w/breakfast bar $215,000 MLS#247409 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Avon Park AFFORDABLE HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1115 Sq.Ft. € New roof, & freshly painted interior € New carpet & tile $97,900 MLS#247617 Mary McCoy (954-205-0667) Sebring SPRING LAKE € 2BR/2BA, 996 Sq.Ft. € Large fenced backyard € Offered w/full home warranty $96,500 MLS#243580 Leslie Sparks (863) 441-7137 Sebring OVERLOOKING LAKE JACKSON € 3BR/2.5 BA, 2190 Sq.Ft. € Updated kitchen € Well maintained home $319,900 MLS#246046 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Sebring PRIVATE SETTING€ 3BR/2BA, 2702 Sq.Ft. € Hardwood flooring in LR & DR € 17x21 Family rm, center island in kitchen$339,500 MLS#247941 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Highlands Ridge WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 2277 Sq.Ft. € New SS appliances, sink, faucet € Beautiful view of pond from Lanai $194,850 MLS#246596 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring IDEAL COUNTRY LOCATION! € 3BR/2BA, 1486 Sq.Ft. € Charming home on 4.62 Acres € Updates made, roof replaced in 2016 $283,900 MLS#246658 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 1-3 PM 1350 NANCESOWEE AVE, SEB. 33870 € 4BR/2BA, 1920 Sq.Ft. € Includes fully finished basement! € Newer roof, AC, solar glazed windows$156,900 MLS#247983 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 1-4-PM 3329 E. PEBBLE CREEK DR, H RIDGE 33825 € 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. € Completely furnished € Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view $214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 1-4 PM 2319 JACKSON DR, SEB 33870€ 2BR/2BA, 1480 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/newer white appliances & cabinets € French doors from kitchen to screened lanai$169,900 MLS#247606 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 SUNDAY, JUNE 24th 1-3 PM 15 TALL OAKS TRAIL, LK PLACID 33852€ 3BR/3BA, 3563 Sq.Ft. € Custom improvements throughout € Panoramic view of Lake Redwater $494,000 MLS#246960 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Sebring NEW PRICE€ 3BR/2BA, 1939 Sq.Ft. € NEW PRICE! Private setting € ICF built home means lower energy bills$329,900 MLS#244134 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 Sebring BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION € 3BR/2BA, 1915 Sq.Ft. € Tile flooring, wood cabinets € Solid surface counters, rear porch $209,000 MLS#247397 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid LAKE BLUE HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1428 Sq.Ft. € Peaceful back porch overlooks lake € Private dock. New windows, storm shutters $199,900 MLS#247568 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Sebring BEAUTIFUL VILLA€ 3BR/2BA, 1714 Sq.Ft. € Open floor plan, skylight, plant shelves € 16Ž tile living areas. Kitchen w/upgraded cabinets$195,000 MLS#247702 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Highlands Ridge LOVELY UPDATED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1317 Sq.Ft. € Plus office, Cathedral ceilings € White kitchen cabinets, granite $163,500 MLS#247687 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid BRING YOUR BOAT & FISHING POLE € 2BR/2BA, 1455 Sq.Ft. € Newly painted in & out, newer roof € Deeded Lake Carrie access, boat slip avail.$153,500 MLS#248002 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Highlands Ridge FULLY FURNISHED HOME€ 2BR/2BA, 1117 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/ample cabinets, breakfast bar € Newer A/C, & roof. Paver brick patio$149,850 MLS#246506 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring DESIRABLE COMMORANT POINT € 2BR/2BA, 1191 Sq.Ft. € Solid surface kitchen counters € Newer AC & heat pump $137,500 MLS#247136 Kim Reed (863) 381-1089 Sebring SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES€ 3BR/2BA, 1447 Sq.Ft. € All tile flooring, 1 car attached garage € Cathedral ceilings, patio, nice size yard$135,000 MLS#247954 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Avon Park LAKE DAMON SOUTH€ 2BR/2BA, 1520 Sq.Ft. € Open, split plan w/cathedral ceiling € Spacious master BR. Screened garage door$132,900 MLS#247901 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Lake Placid UPTOWN COMMERCIAL LOT € 12,500 Sq. Ft. 98 Ft frontage € Charming downtown Lake Placid € Terrific multi-purpose potential $129,900 MLS#247575 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 Sebring CORMORANT POINT HOME€ 2BR/2BA, 1331 Sq.Ft. € Cormorant Point home, fully furnished € AC new in 2017$129,900 MLS#247213 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring MOBILE ON OWNED LAND € 2BR/2BA, 1292 Sq.Ft. € Well maintained, move in ready € Sold furnished. New 10x12 shed $85,900 MLS#247632 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE Lake Placid TOMOKA HEIGHTS GATED COMMUNITY € 2BR/2BA, 1599 Sq.Ft. € Newer wood laminate floors € Newer roof, AC, appliances, & more $164,500 MLS#247129 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring CORNER UNIT TOWNHOUSE € 3BR/2.5 BA, 1526 Sq.Ft. € Golf course/pool view € In ground heated pool steps away $94,900 MLS#243406 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Avon ParK QUAINT HOME € 2BR/2BA, 988 Sq.Ft. € Corner lot, fully fenced € One car garage $75,000 MLS#247782 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532


C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 As Realtors, we love to help people buy homes. But we want our customers to be happy with the home they buy, so we also realize how important it is that everyone understand if they are truly ready to move from paying rent to owning their own home. Contrary to what you may think, that decision is not just a “nancial one. There are many other factors to consider. Of course, “nances are a huge part of the decision. Obviously, you need to “nd a home you can afford. Determining that range includes analyzing your current cash ”ow, interest rates and taxes. You should sit down and “gure out how much you bring in per month and how much of that goes back out to pay for expenses. Then take between 28 and 30 percent of that and consider that amount the price range you have for housing costs. Another test of the market is to take the price of a home for sale and divide that amount by the annual rent of a similar home. If the result is less than 20, buying is probably the best option. For example, if there is a home for sale for $120,000, and the rent of a similar home is $800 per month, you would divide 120,000 by 9,600 (800 multiplied by 12) and get 12.5. That means from a basic “nancial perspective, buying that home would make more sense than renting it. It is also important to remember that when you buy a home, your mortgage payment isnt all that goes into housing costs. You are your own landlord, which means you will also be responsible for upkeep and maintenance on your new home, as well as property taxes. That is important to factor into the cost. Another factor to consider is something called opportunity costs.Ž That means you have to consider if the money you put into buying a home „ down payment, closing costs, legal fees, etc. „ and whether or not investing it in the stock market would be a better return than the potential appreciation of a homes value. Countering that is the tax advantages that come with owning a home that arent available to renters. An important non-“nancial aspect that should factor into a decision to purchase a home include facts like how long you plan to stay in an area. There is a thing called the national Breakeven Horizon, which is the amount of time you would need to own a home for it to make more sense than renting. Heading into 2018, that number stood at 1 year and 11 months. Another important non-“nancial notion to think about is if you are going to be OK with the time commitment that goes into maintaining a home. Becoming a homeowner means you cant just pick up the phone and call your landlord when there is an issue. You have to be able to arrange to have the roof “xed, the air conditioner serviced, the lawn mowed and everything else that needs to be done around the house. There are many online tools that help you calculate all the numbers that go into the decision between renting and buying. One good one is at communications. “ The New York Times has a comprehensive calculator at interactive/2014/upshot/ buy-rent-calculator.html that will help, too. For some people, all of that sounds like just too much and they are “ne with renting. For others, the dream of owning their own home is worth the work. Which group you are in is a decision you will have to make before you begin searching for a new home. If you would like more information about the pros and cons of renting or buying, contact The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty at 863-658-3780.Rent vs. buy is about more than just money Norman & Mandy ElliottON THE HOME FRONT Cheryl Oxsalida863-214-3663 4017 Santa Barbara Ave Large 3/2, Harder HallSplit plan, cathedral ceilings, chair rails, thermopane windows. Angled Tile Floors, Huge Lanai and screened porch, privacy fence back. Mature landscaping and well irrigation. NEW ROOF www.highlandscountyhomes.comHeartland Real Estate Corp.3200 US HWY 27 S. #201, Sebring, Fl 33870 863-382-3887 Harder hall$191,500 Custom 4 Bed 3 Bath, .6 acres. NO HOA.Real hardwood oors, custom eat in kitchen, custom cabinets, walk in closets, formal dining, game, bonus room, over 3000+ living sq ft. Black wrought Iron Fence. 3 Car Garage. Cul de sac. 3 golf courses, clubhouse, restaurant. Fish Lake Istokpoga. 238 Racoon Ln. Lake View 4 Bed, 2 Bath. Fish Lake Istokpoga .80 Acres DuplexDuplex/Home 2 houses under one roof, 2/1 and 2/1. real wood Floors and carpet in one house, All tile in the other house. Fish Istokpoga then barbecue & swim in Caged pool. Fish 27,000 acre lake. Pool$169,000PriceYour HomeFind out what your home Could Be Worth. No HOA$349,900 Golf Courseadno=3581951 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 Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors adno=3573350


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY OPEN HOUSE1010 Noon2 p S un June 2 4 at 1 33 Alderman Dr., Lake Placid. 3/3 on Lake Clay. Jean Deuth, Lake & Land Realty 863-414-5326 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! HOMES FOR SALE1020 Avon Park ~ For Sale By Owner2/2 on corner lot! Split floor plan, new appliances. $109,900. 863-443-2448 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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. WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 C ountry Li v i ng~ 3/1 ki t, DR LR, lrg fam rm, screened porch, laundry rm, garage, dog kennel, $750/mo+ dep. 863-873-1888 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Lake Placid~ Beautiful 2/2/1 car garage pool home w / fenced back yard. On Lk August $1300/mo. 561-779-9330 AdvertiseToday! Lakefront Home & Condo2000sf home $1,100/mo; Condo @ Lake Jackson, $950 1yr lease, NO PETS.863-382-2221 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 Lovely Villa~ 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage in Country Club of Sebring $950/mo. No pets. 863-386-0140 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 Duplex in 55+ Community~ 2/2 CHA, W/D, Lake June access. $800/mo + 1st last & sec. No Pets 954-801-8267 Sebring, Sun n Lakes Duplex~2/2/1. Newly remodeled! Now accepting applications. 863-368-2413 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Cable TV Free ~ Cen. A/C. Lg 1 bdr, tile flrs, mini blinds. Quiet, safe. $525/mo + 1st, last & sec. 863-385-1999 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $550; 2 br starting at $675 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 S e b r i ng~ new comp l ete l y remodeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 M agn ifi cent S tu di o A ptIn the woods on a lake in Lk Placid. $628 incl. utilities. Text 754-264-4246 UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS1324 Lake Placid~ 2 /1, French drs, lrg deck, clear swimming lake tile flr lrg closets central air W/D $1000/mo Text 863-273-6662 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Furnished Room for 1 person~Close to shopping, by the mall. $500/mo, utilities incl. No pets 863-471-2844 S ebring~ quiet neighborhood, covered prking. Laundry & kit., Non smoker/non drinker, no drugs. $500/mo 863-382-2771 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 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Avon Park~ 2200sf, 1 block off US Hwy 27. Great for garage, workshop or storage space. 863-453-4269 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 A number of qualify reasons support the projection that sellers should hire a professional Realtor to market their home and enjoy the current sellers market due to low interest rates and the lack of new construction. This is an early 2018 decision to cash in on a sellers market, and you may want to think again on this seller market advantage. Real estate information company Zillow echoes these sentiments in its predictions for 2018, expecting inventory shortages to continue to drive the housing market. With too few homes on the market to meet buyer demand, prices increase and would-be buyers cant afford the price or down payment needed to submit a winning offer. Despite the enthusiasm, only 6 percent of homeowners surveyed plan to sell their home in 2018. Homeowner should take advantage of the following reasons within the next 12 month. Interview at least three professional Realtors familiar with your home location and hire the candidate you trust working with. Buyers have been frustrated over the last few years due to the low inventory in most markets, creating an urge to start home shopping earlier in the year to try to beat the competition so they dont miss out on good available properties. All through the year is a good time to sell, traditionally March through August are the best months thanks to extended day light, when folks come out of work, pick up their children and they can meet their Realtor at the properties selected and arrive home on time for regular daily chores. The last couple of years have proven bene“cial for sellers encountering sales at asking price or above. Sorry to say that it wont last long. Home builders predict construction of an inventory of entry level homes meeting the demand through this year, so take action and call your Realtor. Waiting can cost you a considerable difference in your net pro“t, because you will be competing with new construction that have being missing on the market for some years, since the recession. For both the buyer of your home and your own next home purchase, low interest rates can help make a transaction possible. In the second week of January, the average interest rate for a 30-year “xed-rate mortgage was approximately 4.17 percent. Mortgage rate averages reached more than 4.4 percent in 2017, but closed the year out just below the current rate. While mortgage rates arent expected to spike signi“cantly this year, they are forecast to increase overall. The Mortgage Bankers Association predicts 30year “xed-rate mortgages will rise to 4.6 percent this year, and it expects rates to rise to 5 percent in 2019 and 5.3 percent in 2020. While mortgage rates arent expected to spike signi“cantly this year, they are forecast to increase overall. An increase on interest rates are a sign of good economy, yet it does create for potential homebuyers to step back from the market. A current low interest rate can serve as a catalyst for potential homebuyers to get moving sooner than later. Lets not dismiss when interest rates continue to rise, as buyers take the lead on the market. Sellers remember to follow your Realtor tips on their input to stage the interior and exterior of your home prior to a showing for potential buyers to preview the house. There is only one “rst impression and sellers need to be aware that the house should be prepared in a way for the buyer to fall madly in love, giving you „ the seller „ another edge to receive a full price offer. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ your home in 2018 can be profitable JULIO SEDATODAYS REAL ESTATE WASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.90 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans eased to 4.04 percent from 4.07 percent last week. Putting the recent decline in perspective, longterm loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. 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. The Federal Reserve last week raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaled that it may step up its pace of rate increases. Over the week, worries over potential fallout from the festering U.S.China trade dispute roiled the stock market. As investors sought safety in bonds, their prices climbed and depressed their yields. Mortgage rates often take direction from long-term bond yields. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.93 percent Wednesday from 2.97 percent a week earlier. By Thursday morning, it had dipped to 2.90 percent. 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 “xed-rate mortgages rose to 0.5 point from 0.4 point last week. The fee on 15-year mortgages was unchanged at 0.4 point. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages held steady at 3.83 percent. The fee remained at 0.3 point.US long-term mortgage rates fall The Reed Ferry TeamKIM REED863-381-6575kimbreed@comcast.netHELEN 863-382-6575 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. € SEBRING, FL 33875 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $499,9003604 Creekside Dr.: Absolutely stunning custom-built 4 BR w/ofc, 3.5 Ba home. Upgrades everywhere including a summer Kitchen and repit on the oversized screened Lanai. Kitchen has 6 burner gas stove, sub-zero fridge, and chocolate glazed maple cabinets. Spa-like Owners Retreat. MLS#246357. Dir: From US 27 and Hammock Rd, proceed West on Hammock, L on CR 635, to R into Country Club of Sebring. Follow signs to home. COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $339,5003886 Enchanted Oaks Lane: Situated in a private setting this gorgeous 3BR + ofc/2BA home is sure to please! Features incl an elegant formal LR and DR with hardwood oors. e Chefs kit boasts granite, tile backsplash, center island w/ cooktop. FR w/ built-ins leads to the screened lanai. MLS#247941 Dir: From US 27 and Hammock Rd, proceed West on Hammock, L on CR 635, to R into Country Club of Sebring. Follow signs to home. CORMORANT POINT $134,0003706 Golf Haven Ter.: Lovely 2 BR/2BA home in this desirable active adult community. is home is move in ready. Upgraded features incl solid surface counter tops in the kitchen, wood laminate ooring throughout the living areas, new roof, exterior paint and newer A/C and heat pump. MLS#247136 Dir: From US 27 and Hammock Rd, proceed West on Hammock, R into Golf Hammock, R on Par, R on Cormorant Pt Dr, R on Waterwood, L on Golf Haven Ter. COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $129,9003863 Rodeo Dr.: Move-in ready 2BR/2BA villa in sought-after Country Club of Sebring. Fully furnished, this home features a large LR/DR area open to the 14x20 air-conditioned Florida room perfect for entertaining or o ce. Kitchen has SS appl, breakfast bar and ample cabinetry. MLS#247228 Dir: From US 27 and Hammock Rd, proceed West on Hammock, L on CR 635, to R into Country Club of Sebring. Follow signs to home. LAKE PLACID $153,500 28 Quail Roost Rd.: No work needed on this lovely well maintained 2 BR/2 BA/2 Car Gar home … just bring your boat and shing pole and get ready to enjoy life! Located in desirable Country Walk, you can have your very own boat slip on Lake Carrie, which leads into beautiful Lake June. MLS#248002 Dir: US 27 to W on 621/Lake June Rd, R on Lake June Blvd, R on Wild ower, R into Country Walk, R on Quail Roost.adno=3582075OPEN HOUSES € TODAY, 1-3PM


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OFFERED AT... $ 75,000 RARE FIND! 1905 BIGNONIA DR, SEBRING € MLS# 247463 Located on the Hill in Sebring. This location is one of the highest in the county. Almost an acre of lush landscaping, 3 bed 2 bath pool & 2+ car gar. home with impact resistance windows, new ac, metal roof, whole home generator and more. No HOA, park your RV or Boat on your land! OFFERED AT... $ 262,500 JUST LISTED! 2131 LAKEVIEW DR, SEBRING € MLS# 247014 Penthouse views from the Fountainhead in Sebring. Nowhere else can you have 12th floor million dollar views in Sebring! Completely furnished and move in ready! 2 bed 2 bath! Incredible sunsets everyday! 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Ready to SELL? SEBRING VILLAGE BUTTONWOOD BAY SUNDAYSB2223 (1/1)$20,000The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339SUNDAY, JUNE 24 TH € 12-2PM 15 TARPON, SEBRING JUNE 24 TH€ 1PM-3PM1729 Primrose Lane SebringSB2255 (3/2)$31,575Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675 SUNDAY JUNE 24 TH€ 1PM-3PM2293 Woods & Water CT SebringSB2253 (2/2)$36,700Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675 SUNDAY SUNDAYSB2215 (2/2)$117,500Pete Blake (702) 579-5155 SUNDAY, JUNE 24 th € 11AM1PM 4164 SMOKE SIGNAL SEBRING JUNE 24 TH€ 1PM-3PM503 Carmen Street SebringSB2248 (2/2)$26,900Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 SUNDAY JUNE 24 TH€ 1PM-3PM1027 Dewitt Street SebringSB2206 (2/2)$22,300Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 SUNDAY MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € JUNE 24 TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! $25,900Furnished 2/2 w/ a BBQ grill. Light, bright w/open floor plan & inside laundry room. Park is close to shopping, restaurants, golf & more.SB2123 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS $43,500Updated 2/2 w/new bathrooms, all new kitchen, freshly painted, new landscaping, desk office area, side Florida room, rear patio. Golf Cart included. SB2094 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387PERIMETER LOT HOME! $28,9002/2 home has a Florida Room and golf cart garage. Beautifully landscaped with easy maintenance. New AC in 2017. In a superior park. SB2213 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751NEW AC UNIT $52,900Fully furnished 2/2 w/Den, lg carport & nice 1 CG. Newer roof. Close to all Amenities. A Golf Cart is included. SB2129 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751ON THE WATER! $49,500Furnished, move in ready 2 BR/2BA w/several upgrades incl newer roof, water heater, flooring, countertops, + more. The 2nd BR has own BA & separate entry. SB2125 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340GREAT 6 MONTH HOME $39,900Furnished 3/2 w/open floor plan in newest section of Tanglewood. Freshly painted w/ crown molding. Golf Cart shed & large carport w/epoxy finish. Newer AC. SB2039 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340THIS COULD BE YOUR HOME $36,900Furnished 2/2 w/newer lifetime rubber roof, newer AC, Heat pump, newer refrigerator, newer floors and more. SB2192 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955LOT RENT PAID THRU OCT. 2018!! $75,9002/2 w/large office. Features dbl tray living room ceiling, bull nose corners & extended foundation base. New AC/Heating in 2015. New roof in 2017. SB2209 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955FORMER MODEL HOME $29,0002/2 w/open floor plan, features lg Living room, Utility room w/ lots of storage cabinets, storage shed at the end of 49 FT Covered Carport, All of this plus a golf cart. SB2261 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC $16,700Furnished, clean 1/1, well maintained park model in 55 plus park w/Lake Jackson access, laundry facilities & shared amenities w/sister park. SB2199 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336EVERYTHING YOU NEED!! $49,500Partially furnished, remodeled 2/2 w/newer roof, new AC. Open space living room, large kitchen with wrap around cabinets. Golf cart garage w/auto door opener. SB2250 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401READY TO MOVE IN $32,5003/2 w/split floor plan. Golf cart shed, new landscaping, fresh paint, inside laundry, spacious master with en suite & more. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401LARGE & LOTS OF SPACE adno=3582168 TANGLEWOOD adno=3581911 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!


C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 adno=3582174 OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus NOW HIRING REALTORS! We currently have a few openings for licensed real estate agents in our Lake Placid and Sebring offices. Call or email me for a confidential interview. It never hurts to know! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed TransactionsPUT THE AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! 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#247040 IF YOU NEED PARKING SPACE! This 3 bedroom, 1 acre pool home has a 3 bay pole barn w/electric in the rear and a large pool area complete w/wood decking, Jacuzzi & fire pit. Theres an oversized 2 car garage + lots of parking space great for camper, boat AND RV. $250,000 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. Theres also a gourmet kitchen w/all Kenmore Pro appl, 6-burner gas stove, granite counters & more.$495,000 MLS#247754604 VILLAWAY, SEBRING 2 BR, 2BA Fully Furnished Within steps to the pool Vaulted ceilings Eat-In kitchen w/many cabinets & pantry$74,900 MLS#2464014156 SELAH RD, SEBRINGBeautiful 5 Acres w/Mobile 3 BR, 2 BA Plenty of room, Gorgeous surroundings Tenant in place would like to stay if possible!$125,000 MLS#247753 2824 ROGER ST, SEBRING Double wide home has 2BR/2BA. Pretty oak colored wood laminate throughout. Nice sized rooms. Large master. New walk in shower in 2nd bth. Patio on the side with workshop/ laundry. Lush landscaping, curbing etc. Brand new 10x10 shed is $2500. Additional or seller can have it removed. Storage yard available if you need. Sorry, no pets. $69,900 S D, VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#248059 3116 WHITE OAK RD, LORIDA 3 BR, 1 BA Eat in Kitchen w/solid knotty pine cabinets Huge screened porch Across from canal to Lake Istokpoga$98,500 FISHERMANS PARADISE! JUST LISTED VILLA KEVIN & TERESA$129,900 MLS#2463392708 PAR RD.JUST REDUCED! This 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath home overlooks the golf course & includes a 2 car garage. This home is ready for new owner & has an open floor plan with laminate flooring in the living room & tile in the kitchen & rear porch. Also includes 14 x 17 screened patio. New septic, drainfield & hot water heater. Check this one out! JUST LISTED!2900 LOST BALL DR.LOCATION W/ GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! This 4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath home offers over 2800 sq. Ft. of air-conditioned space & over 3600 total under roof! Plenty of space for all & includes handicap accessible Baths with large showers, pocket doors & kitchen with plenty of drawer space. 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By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay Times Besides the continual evolution of their intriguing pit ching plan, the primary topics of conversation for the Rays over the next several weeks will be trades and prospects. And not mutually exclusively. Some sooner than others, the Rays are going to clear out a number of veterans. Catcher Wilson Ramos should bring a good return, and SS Adeiny Hechavarria „ even though all teams know they need to trade him „ at least something. This seems like the year theyd deal starter Chris Archer, if healthy, for a haul. Outfielder Carlos Gomez and relievers Jonny Venters and Sergio Romo are likely to go one way or another to open roster space, maybe starter Nathan Eovaldi, too. If the offer is right, infielder Matt Duffy and reliever Chaz Roe also could be dealt. And while the Rays have already brought up several promising prospects, such as infielders Willy Adames, Christian Arroyo and Jake Bauers, plus reliever Diego Castillo and outfielder Johnny Field, they have more coming. By the end of the season, you could see relievers Ian Gibaut, Colin Poche and Jaime Schultz; starter Andrew Moore; infielders Andrew Velazquez and Kean Wong; outfielders Joe McCarthy (pending recovery form a back issue) and Justin Williams, maybe even catcher Nick Ciuffo. The connection comes in the churn, as the Rays „ love it or hate it „ annually trade veterans for prospects. Its how they roll. To see the results, just Sunday, June 24, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Baseball 2, 4 | Golf 3 | NHL 3 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | Soccer 6 By GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesNew details emerged Friday night about the Uber ride in Arizona in March 2016 that led to Bucs quarterback Jameis Winstons three-game suspension to start the upcoming season, including the fact that Winston was in a car that night with a former Vanderbilt football player now serving a 15-year prison sentence for aggravated rape and sexual battery. ESPN first reported that the alleged third passenger, unnamed by Winston and FSU teammate Ronald Darby, was Brandon Banks, a friend of Darbys who was training in Arizona and rode with Winston and Banks in an Uber with a female driver to a club on the night in question. Banks attorney, Mark Scruggs, said to the Tampa Bay Times on Friday night that Winston was in bad enough condition at that club (unruly,Ž he told ESPN) that a second Uber was called to take him home, and he left in that car alone with another female driver. It appeared that Winston was trying to lay this on Brandon,Ž Scruggs said in his reason for stepping forward. They were together that night. They took an Uber to a club, the three of them did, and Brandon said nothing whatsoever happened while the three of them were in the Uber. ƒ For whatever reason, they felt they needed to put him, escort him into SEE BUCS, 3 SEE TRADES, 2NHL: DraftLightning takes Quebec LW Gabriel Fortier with second-round pickBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesThe Lightning is on the board in the 2018 NHL draft, using their first pick „ 59th overall in the second round „ on Gabriel Fortier, an undersize left wing from Quebec. I spoke with them a couple of times, so I knew there was an interest, but I never knew this was going to happen,Ž Fortier said after being selected. When I was 5 years old, I started playing hockey. I wanted this moment, so its a great day for my family and me. Its amazing.Ž Fortier, 18, is listed at 5-foot-10 and 177 pounds, and he tallied 26 goals and 33 assists last season for Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His brother, Max, is now a prospect in the Columbus Blue Jackets system. Fortier said one of the players he patterns his game after is Brendan Gallagher, a 5-9 forward for the Canadiens who plays bigger than his size. adno=50536651 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2018 NFL: BuccaneersNew details in Winston sagaSEE LIGHTNING, 3 MLB: RaysRobertsons return crowds in“ eldBy RODNEY PAGETampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG „ The Rays reinstated INF Daniel Robertson from the 10-day disabled list (left hamstring strain). To make room, RHP Austin Pruitt was sent to Triple-A Durham. Its out of my mind. I dont think about (the hamstring) when Im bending over or doing anything, so its nice,Ž Robertson said. With Robertson back, manager Kevin Cash now has four middle infielders, including Adeiny Hechavarria, Joey Wendle and Willy Adames. Cash said MLB: RaysWhy trades and prospects are always in same conversation FREE-AGENT FANSIceland, Mexico, England compete for World Cup support from Americans Page 6By MARK DIDTLERAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday. Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 ‡ innings. Four relievers completed a four-hitter. Adames had an RBI single during a tworun second and added a solo homer in the seventh off Sonny Gray (5-5). The Rays have won the first two of a three-game series against the Yankees, who have the best record in the majors. New York (50-24), coming off a threegame sweep over Seattle, is the only team in the big leagues not to have dropped more than two straight games this year. This is the latest the Yankees have gone into a season without losing three in a row since August 1954. After Jake Bauers had a first-inning RBI double, Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead in the second when Daniel Robertson hit a runscoring double and MLB: RAYS 4, YANKEES 0AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Wilmer Font pitches to the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday. Font gets 1st win, Adames homers, Rays beat YankeesAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) makes a sliding catch on a flyout by New York Yankees Brett Gardner during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday. SEE RETURN, 2 SEE RAYS, 2


Page 2 SP Sunday, June 24, 2018 / The SunSPORTS ON TV Sunday, June 24 AUTO RACING 10:05 a.m. ESPN2 „ Formula One, French Grand Prix, at Le Castellet, Var, France 1 p.m. NBCSN „ IndyCar, Kohler Grand Prix, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 3 p.m. FS1 „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Toyota/ Save Mart 350, at Sonoma, Calif. DRAG RACING 12:30 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, qualifying, at Norwalk, Ohio (tape delayed) 6:30 p.m. FS1 „ NHRA, Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, “ nals, at Norwalk, Ohio (same-day tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. GOLF „ European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, “ nal round, at Pulheim, Germany 1 p.m. GOLF „ PGA Tour, T ravelers Championship, “ nal round, at Cromwell, Conn. 3 p.m. CBS „ PGA Tour, T ravelers Championship, “ nal round, at Cromwell, Conn. GOLF „ LPGA Tour, Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, third round, at Rogers, Ark. 5 p.m. GOLF „ Champions Tour, American Family Insurance Championship, “ nal round, at Madison, Wis. (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Seattle at Boston OR L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets 8 p.m. ESPN „ Philadelphia at Washington SOCCER 8 a.m. FS1 „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group G, England vs. Panama, at Nizhny Novgorod, Russia 11 a.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group H, Japan vs. Senegal, at Ekaterinburg, Russia 2 p.m. FOX „ FIFA World Cup, Group stage: Group H, Poland vs. Colombia, at Kazan, Russia 4:30 p.m. FOX „ MLS, Portland at Atlanta United TRACK & FIELD 4 p.m. NBC „ USATF, Outdoor Championships, at Des Moines, Iowa WNBA BASKETBALL 4 p.m. NBA „ Seattle at Dallas 6 p.m. NBA „ Minnesota at Las VegasRobertson will be used at either third, shortstop or second. He also said Robertson could see some time in the outfield. He can play everywhere, thats what makes him so special,Ž Cash said. Hell play a lot of second and a lot of third. Hell play some at short, even though we have Hetch and Willy back. And then well also look at him and Wendle in the outfield. We just want to make sure everyone is in a consistent routine and getting at-bats.Ž Wendle could play in the outfield sooner rather than later. With plenty of options, Cash and his staff will have to put in extra thought before filling out each lineup card. Its going to be challenging,Ž Cash said. Youre sensitive to everybodys thoughts, and they all want to play. Its going to be up to me and the staff to make sure were balancing it the right way and keeping everybody fresh.ŽArcher: Bullpen was really goodRHP Chris Archer has been out with an abdominal strain since June 2. He threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday, all fastballs and changeups. The bullpen was really good,Ž Archer said. I feel like the last week my body has really come a lon g wa y I dont wake up with any soreness. But (today) is going to be big just to see where my level of soreness is.Ž Archer threw a bullpen session two weeks ago and felt soreness the day after. He had not thrown again until Friday. The plan is to throw another session Monday. We have a rough outline, most of its in pencil though,Ž he said. All I know is as long as I feel pretty good (today), Ill throw another bullpen Monday, and were going to continue to play it by ear.ŽA second opening day for KKThe last time Kevin Kiermaier played at the Trop was April 15, when he tore ligaments in his ri g ht thumb while sliding into second. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list but re-joined the Rays in Houston earlier this week. Friday was the first time playing in front of the home crowd since the injury, and he admitted there would be some nerves. This is like opening day all over for me,Ž Kiermaier said. There will be some jitters, but I just need to slow the game down. Im excited to put on this uniform again.Ž His return, so far, has not been spectacular. He was 0-for-9 at Houston, despite going 7-for-17 in rehab stints at Class A Port Charlotte and Triple-A Durham. Its funny how this game works,Ž he said. I go from squaring every ball up in my rehab assignment, then my swings havent been very good up here, although I was facing some good pitching. I go back to last year on my rehab assignment and I got like three hits in 20-something at-bats. Then I come up and hit like .450. But as long as my body feels good, then I know offensively things will come around.ŽArroyo cautiously optimisticINF Christian Arroyo has had no baseball activities since being put on the 10-day DL after last Saturdays game in New York. He has a left oblique muscle strain. The hope is for him to return before the All-Star break ( J ul y 17). I dont know what the timetable is at all,Ž Arroyo said. Obliques are kind of tricky, so its kind of hard to tell. The good thing is I dont think it was anything significant. It wasnt like I had a severe strain or anything, nothing crazy. ƒ Ive started to do some mobility stuff and Ive been able to get through it.ŽNice start, kidNick Schnell, the Rays third pick in this years draft (No. 32 overall), couldnt have started his professional career any better. Schnell homered in his first at-bat for the Gulf Coast League Rays. He was Indianas Gatorade Player of the Year and hit 15 home runs as a high school senior.RETURNFrom Page 1 scored on Adames single. The Yankees had one hit in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position, including three unsuccessful tries in both the second and third innings. New York was limited to five hits and went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1 loss Friday night.Tanaka timeYankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka, on the 10-day disabled since June 9 with strained left and right hamstrings, will have his first bullpen session Sunday and may start a simulated game Friday. If you look back two weeks ago there was no way I would be able to move the way that I did today,Ž Tanaka said through a translator. Its definitely better.ŽRAYSFrom Page 1 look at whats potentially the infield of the future. Adames, Arroyo, Bauers and Daniel Robertson were all acquired as minor leaguers (Arroyo had some time with the Giants) of various levels of notoriety in deals for big-name veterans. (Of the prospects still coming, Poche, Moore, Velasquez and Williams also were acquired in trade.) It just speaks to the Rays and their development and being educated, that they knew who to go after at the time,Ž Robertson said. Now that were all here hopefully its going to pay off for a long time, so thats cool.Ž Heres a look at the tracks of those trades:Jake Bauers-Wil MyersThe deal: The Rays got Bauers from the Padres as a Class A minor-leaguer in December 2014 as part of the return in the threeteam deal built around Wil Myers (whom the Rays got as a blue-chip Triple-A prospect two years earlier in a big deal with the Royals built around James Shields and Wade Davis). The details: Acquired with C Rene Rivera and RHP Burch Smith from San Diego along with OF Steven Souza Jr. and LHP Travis Ott from Washington for Myers, C Ryan Hanigan, LHP Jose Castillo, RHP Gerardo Reyes. The Nats got RHP Joe Ross and INF Trea Turner from the Padres. The decision: For now, its pretty much on Bauers. Rivera was released, Smith injured and then lost in the Rule 5 draft, Ott is a middle reliever at DoubleA. Souza became the key piece of the return (though the Rays regrettably gave up future star Turner, who will be at the Trop Monday), playing three seasons with some success, earning team MVP honors last year. Then this spring, Souza was traded to Arizona for a package of prospects: LHP Anthony Banda (was in majors, now out for season), INF Nick Solak (Double-A All-Star), RHP Sam McWilliams (Double-A starter), Poche (Triple-A reliever).Daniel Robertson … Ben ZobristThe deal: The Rays got Robertson from the As as a Class A minor-leaguer in January 2015 as part of the return in a deal built around longtime star Ben Zobrist (whom the Rays got as a Double-A players in July 2006 as part of the return, along with RHP Mitch Talbot, in a salary dump deal of Aubrey Huff). The details: Acquired with C/DH John Jaso, OF Boog Powell and cash from Oakland for Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar. The decision: Robertson was the key piece once the Rays decided to deal and not re-sign Zobrist, and could dump the unwanted Escobar into the deal. Jaso got hurt opening day 2015, missed three months and left as a free agent, though he went on to play two more seasons for Pittsburgh. Powell was flipped to the Mariners in another deal and has twice been suspended for PEDs but made it to the majors.Willy Adames-David PriceThe deal: The Rays got Adames from the Tigers as a Class A minor-leaguer in July 2014 as part of the return in a deadline deal for 2012 Cy Young Award winner LHP David Price. The details: Acquired with LHP Drew Smyly from Detroit, along with INF Nick Franklin from Seattle, for Price. Seattle also got OF Austin Jackson. The decision: Former Tigers/now Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski said they didnt want to deal Adames, a 2012 international signee, but knew the Rays wouldnt do the deal with them otherwise. Franklin never arrived as promised, Smyly after three injury-marred seasons was traded to Seattle for more prospects „ OF Mallex Smith and LHP Ryan Yarbrough (who are in the majors now), INF Carlos Vargas (playing at rookie-level Princeton).Christian Arroyo-Evan LongoriaThe deal: The Rays got Arroyo from the Giants as Triple-A player with some big-league time in December 2017 as part of the return in a deal for face-of-the-franchise 3B Evan Longoria. The details: Acquired with OF Denard Span, LHP Matt Krook, RHP Stephen Woods from San Francisco for Longoria and cash. The decision: Getting out from under the bulk of the $86 million still owed Longoria was the key, with Arroyo, a local product the Rays have had interest in. considered the key part of the return, though there is some positional uncertainty „ second, third, utility. (He is currently on the DL after playing 21 games). Krook is a reliever at Double-A, Woods on the Class A DL. Span, who was foisted on the Rays with $13 million due, was going to be flipped, and was last month with (with Alex Colome) to Seattle, getting back, you got it, more prospects, Moore (starting at Triple-A) and RHP Tommy Romero (starting at Class A).Short stopsThere was some surprise when the Rays passed on promoting longtime bench coach Dave Martinez to succeed Joe Maddon in 2015 and hired Kevin Cash. But it worked out for all, as Cash has been praised often by his bosses and Martinez won a ring on Maddons Cubs staff and now is managing the Nationals, who visit Monday. There should be a warm welcome for Martinez, who spent three years as a Rays player (logging the first hit in franchise history, so theres your video clip for the tribute) and eight as a coach. Not wanting to give away SS Adeiny Hechavarria and/or eat his remaining $3.2 million is understandable. But given the vexing roster jam the Rays knew was coming with Willy Adames mid-June promotion, its easy (and maybe unfair) to say the Rays should have been proactive and traded Hechavarria when he was playing well (and before he got hurt) in mid-May.Rays rumblingsIs singer Marc Anthony now the biggest name ever to see a game at the Trop? Bigger than Chris Rock? Or Kate Upton? ƒ Did MLB not see the marketing value in bringing Evan Longoria and the Giants to the Trop next year? ƒ Its kind of cool, and a better show, having the Sun Sports preand post-game crew on the road rather than in their Fort Lauderdale studio. ƒ Jim Bowden of the Athletic suggests the Rays trade LHP Blake Snell to the Yankees for prospects OF Clint Frazier, LHP Justus Sheffield, RHP Erik Swanson. ƒ Totally spitballin here, but will Kevin Cashs name come up as candidate for the FSU job when Mike Martin retires after next season? ƒ Traded INF Brad Miller hit .185 in his first eight games for Milwaukees Triple-A team with one extra base hit. ƒ Former manager Lou Piniella had a good line last week, saying (Joe) Maddon has basically benefitted from following meŽ as manager of the Rays and (with a couple in between) Cubs. Piniella is looking forward to being back in a Rays uniform for an Aug. 11 corporate sponsor event. ƒ OF Nick Schnell, the Rays third pick in the June draft, was named first-team All-American by Baseball America, top pick LHP Matt Liberatore a second-team selection. ƒ Washingtons Bryce Harper returns this week to the Trop, where as a high schooler in a 2009 home run derby he hit a legendary 502-foot blast with a metal bat. ƒ With two straight blown saves and a velocity drop into the mid-80s following three straight days of work, ex-Ray Brad Boxberger could be losing his grip on Arizonas closers job.TRADESFrom Page 1 Staff ReportsThe Charlotte Stone Crabs used a three-run 10th inning to steal a 4-1 victory from the Palm Beach Cardinals Saturday night. Jermaine Palacios' RBI triple to leadoff the 10th got the scoring going for Charlotte. Robbie Tenerowicz later hit a two-run single to extend the lead. 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The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 SP Page 3 Associated PressMADISON, Wis. „ Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship. Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at University Ridge, Toledo had six birdies in a bogey-free round to reach 9-under 135. The 55-year-old Mexican player won the last of his four PGA Tour Champions titles in 2016. Defending champion Fred Couples (67), David Toms (66), Kent Jones (67) and Billy Mayfair (68) were a stroke back. Im surprised that someone isnt 11 or 12 under, but the greens picked up a lot of pace today,Ž Couples said. I think maybe the scoring was a little easier yesterday because we got to clean the ball in the fairways, but its not easy out there.Ž Bernhard Langer (69) was 8 under with Madison player Jerry Kelly (69), Scott McCarron (67), Mark Calcavecchia (68), Paul Goydos (68), Joey Sindelar (68), Glen Day (69) and Brad Bryant (72). The conditions havent been that easy,Ž Kelly said. The pins are in some spots where you cant spin it and you have to hit them firm out of these kind of soft fairways, otherwise you could chunk it. Its not that easy even though the course is gettable. Theres just a few things going on out there to keep the scoring from going too low like it normally does.Ž Stricker followed his opening 64 with a 74, ending his Champions under-par streak at 30 rounds „ the fourth-longest streak in tour history. It just was one of those days where I didnt have a lot of energy,Ž Stricker said. Nothing „ hit very few good shots, really. The couple that I did hit well, I was in bad spots, and a couple bad shots even got worse.Ž He had three bogeys and a birdie „ on the final hole. That was a big birdie in my mind,Ž Stricker said. It kept me a little bit closer. No one ran away with this thing today and three shots back, a lot of guys in between me and the lead. It was a good putt to make and finally get a birdie. That was my only one today.ŽGOLF: PGAToledo takes Champions lead; home star Stricker drops backBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressDALLAS„ The stress of stopping the puck with a game on the line is no sweat compared to what young goaltenders deal with waiting to be taken in the NHL draft. Even the best goaltending prospects usually have to wait through the first round and then some before their names are called. Top-rated Olivier Rodrigue went through that this weekend. No expectation for the draft,Ž Rodrigue said. Totally a mystery. We all know its difficult for a goalie to be selected early.Ž Its nearly impossible now as teams wait until the later rounds to shore up the most important position in the sport. Unlike quarterbacks and pitchers who are often top-10 picks in football and baseball, goaltenders in hockey are so difficult to project that only six have gone in the first round over the past decade „ including none this year. No goaltender has been taken in the top 10 since Carey Price went fifth to Montreal in 2005. In the years since, the philosophy has shifted drastically from trying to hit on an elite goaltender early in the draft to hoping for the best in rounds 2 through 7 like 23 different teams did on Saturday. Theyre so up and down and very few of them dominate,Ž Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. Its hard. There are very few guys that are firstrounders that you can say at 18 are going to be Price or that type of goalie right off the bat. It doesnt happen very often.Ž The first goalie off the board at this years draft was Olof Lindbom 39th to the Rangers. Armed with a successful Swedish goalie in 36-year-old Henrik Lundqvist, New York GM Jeff Gorton called taking Lindbom an opportunity we couldnt pass up.Ž But as Rodrigue knows, teams pass on goalies all the time. His father, Sylvaine, is a goaltending instructor for Edmonton, which traded up to take him 62nd at the end of the second round. Rodrigue was the second of 39 goalies taken in the 2018 draft that followed the recent pattern of the position being in demand but not early. Longtime Los Angeles Kings director of amateur scouting Mark Yanetti believes there havent been many generational goalies like Price and Marc-Andre Fleury recently but also points to the long development curve as a reason why theyre so rarely firstround picks. With the rare, rare, rare exception of like a Carey Price, Fleury, it takes a minimum of probably four to six years for a goalie to develop,Ž Yanetti said. Drafting a goalie very, very high with the success that they tend to have or dont have, „I think its right around 50 percent (odds of) becoming a regular NHL goaltender. Im not even talking about elite.Ž For every Price Fleury and Roberto Luongo who have strong NHL careers, theres a laundry list of top-10 goalies who never panned out. A year after Nashville missed on Brian Finley sixth overall in 1999, Calgary whiffed on Brent Krahn ninth in 2000, and while Al Montoya had a respectable career as a backup, he never lived up to going No. 6 to the Rangers in 2004.NHL: DraftTeams wait on goalies at NHL draftBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressDALLAS „ Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the Kings in his return to the NHL, the Hurricanes and Flames pulled off a five-player trade, and John Tavares will now explore different possibilities for his future. After a dull first round of the draft, action picked up Saturday as teams laid the groundwork for more moves. The biggest is Tavares, who will begin talking to other teams Sunday when the free agent negotiating period opens. The New York Islanders face of the franchise will reportedly meet with the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and three other teams in the upcoming days in Los Angeles before he can sign a contract July 1. Hes earned every right to make whatever choice he has,Ž Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said. He has a right to do that. The important thing is that hes an Islander at the end.Ž Thats far from certain after the Islanders were unable to agree to terms with the 27-year-old point-a-game center before he could open the dialogue with other teams. Just being able to woo Tavares is a tantalizing possibility, even if GMs arent willing to say his name while hes still property of New York. I think players do identify our team, our organization, as a place that they want to explore, which is a good thing,Ž Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. Its a good thing that I think players look at our place as a place they want to consider to play, which as a GM makes your life a little bit easier.Ž Tavares is the biggest fish in free agency, especially considering the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals were closing in on a deal to re-sign defenseman John Carlson. Amid the fast-andfurious selecting in Rounds 2 through 7, Carolina acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox from Calgary for center Elias Lindholm and defenseman Noah Hanifin. After missing the playoffs the past nine seasons, the Hurricanes arent done dealing. Well stay busy,Ž Hurricanes GM Don Waddell said. I cant say for sure anything will get done. Im pretty confident something will get done, whether its in the next few days or next 10 days.ŽNHL: DraftTavares future, Flames-Hurricanes trade spice up NHL draftBy PAT EATON-ROBBAssociated PressCROMWELL, Conn. „ Paul Casey has come close each of the three previous times he has played in Connecticut. He has a great chance to break through Sunday in the Travelers Championship. Casey shot an 8-under 62 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. Casey, whose win at Valspar in Florida in March was his first PGA Tour title in nine years, called the bogey-free round at TPC River Highlands his best of the year. The Englishman had six birdies and an eagle „ at the signature par-4 15th hole „ where he hit his tee shot onto the green and then sank a 23-foot putt. He broke out of the pack hitting all 18 greens and has a streak of 23 straight heading into Sunday. He was at 16-under 194. It was clinical,Ž he said. I did everything I wanted to do. I cant do any more than that.Ž Casey was second here during his first visit in 2015, came in 17th a year later and had a fifthplace finish in Cromwell a year ago. I love this golf course,Ž he said. Russell Henley was 12 under after a 67,and J.B. Holmes (65), Anirban Lahiri (65) and third-round leader Brain Harman (69) were 11 under. I think I can shoot a low number on this course,Ž Henley said. Youve got to make the putts. Im definitely hitting it well enough, and if I can get a couple putts to fall, that would be good. But I cant control what (Casey) is doing. I can just try to keep playing solid.Ž Jason Day shot 66, and Bubba Watson 67, leaving them 10 under. Watson came from six back to the 2010 event and beat Casey in a playoff in 2015. Watson would join Billy Casper as the only players to win this tournament more than twice. Casper won his fourth Connecticut title in 1973. Im hoping the weather is real sunny when Im teeing off and as soon as I putt out it gets windy and a little be of rain and gives me a better shot at it,Ž he said. Morning rain and drizzle throughout the day kept the greens soft, but nobody was able to stay with Casey. The shot of the day came from James Hahn, who aced the 154-yard 11th hole. Hahns tee shot went over the greenside bunker on the right front of the hole, struck the bottom of the flag pole and went into the hole, which required some repair work to the front lip after taking the hit.GOLF: Travelers ChampionshipPaul Casey shoots 62 to take 4-shot lead in TravelersAP PHOTOLarge galleries form around the course as players like Jordan Spieth walks onto the first green during the third round of the T ravelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., Saturday. an Uber so he could go home on his own. Theres two different Uber rides is what were talking about.Ž This would explain the discrepancy between the drivers account of Winston as her only passenger, and Winston and Darby testifying that there were three passengers. Winston did not make any reference to a second ride in defending himself when the allegations first came out in November, nor did Darby in his statement supporting Winston. Why would Winston, who had faced public allegations of sexual assault while in college at Florida State, be hanging out with another football player who was facing rape charges at the time in 2016? Scruggs said Banks had been friends with Darby since they played at rival high schools in Maryland; he said he would only characterize Winston as an acquaintanceŽ of Banks. Winston and Darby have their own history together, as Darby and FSU teammate Chris Casher both witnessed the sexual encounter that led to Erica Kinsman of Zephyrhills accusing Winston of rape in 2012. He was not charged criminally, but settled out of court in 2016 with Kinsman, who also settled with FSU, getting $950,000 in a Title IX lawsuit against the university. Messages left with Winstons attorney were not returned Friday night. Neither Bucs general manager Jason Licht nor head coach Dirk Koetter had any response to text messages seeking comment. Banks was found guilty for his role in the gang rape of a female Vanderbilt student in 2013. He is appealing to have a new trial, and Scruggs said he was allowed to be in Arizona in 2016 while the charges were still pending. Scruggs said the NFL reached out to Banks in prison as part of its investigation into Winston, but he said he wouldnt speak without his attorney present, and Scruggs said the league never reached out to him. It appeared that Mr. Winston was trying to deflect responsibility for this,Ž Scruggs said. There were two different rides.Ž As a result of Winstons suspension, the Bucs will be without their franchise quarterback for their first three games, all against defending division champs from last season. They open at New Orleans, then face defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia and Pittsburgh at home, with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to fill in at quarterback. After a disappointing 5-11 season last year, the Bucs enter the year with Koetter and Lichts future in jeopardy if the team doesnt show significant improvement. Before the new details came out Friday night, Winston had gotten support on social media from one of his teammates, Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander, who came into the league with him in 2015 and himself dealt with a four-game suspension as a rookie for violating the leagues policy on performance-enhancing drugs. We gotcha back @ Jaboowins Im riding with ya foreva! Family!!Ž Alexander tweeted. The Glazer family, which owns the Bucs, has been unwavering in its support for Winston throughout the investigation. As recently as May, co-chair Joel Glazer had been confident the NFL would clear Winston. I can only speak to the person that I know, the person I have known,Ž Glazer said from the NFL owners meetings. And the person everyone I know knows. Thats what Ill speak to, and thats a first-class individual, hard-working, wonderful in the community, a leader and everything that we wouldve hoped for in our quarterback.ŽBUCSFrom Page 1 Hes not the biggest guy on the ice, but hes not scared to go in the corner against the 6-foot-4 guys,Ž Fortier said. He works hard every shift. This year, Montreal had a rough year, but everyone was talking about him and how he was working every night. I think its a good comparison with me.Ž The Lightning didnt have a first-round pick because they traded it to the Rangers as part of the February trade for defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller. THIRD ROUND: The Lightning shifted to defense in the third round, selecting Dmitry Semykin, a 6-foot-3, 191-pound prospect from Stupino in Russias Minor Hockey League. Semykin, 18, showed some scoring potential with Stupino last season, with eight goals and seven assists in 41 games. He also had 118 penalty minutes, nearly twice as much as his closest teammate.LIGHTNINGFrom Page 1


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Kiermaiercf311011.136 Duffy3b301011.321 Bauersdh301110.245 Ramosc400002.291 Wendlelf300000.268 Fieldrf101000.224 Cron1b411001.235 Robertson2b411103.258 Smithrf-lf301000.276 Adamesss412202.231 TOTALS32494310 NEWYORK000000000„041 TAMPABAY12000010X„490 E„Gregorius(4).LOB„NewYork4,Tampa Bay8.2B„Stanton(13),Romine(6),Bauers (6),Cron(11),Robertson(10),Smith(12). HR„Adames(2),offGray.RBIs„Bauers(4), Robertson(20),Adames2(6).S„Smith. Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork 3(Judge,Stanton,Andujar)TampaBay 6(Bauers,Ramos2,Wendle,Adames2). RISP„NewYork1for8TampaBay2for7. Runnersmovedup„Hicks,Kiermaier. GIDP„Stanton,Andujar. DP„TampaBay2(Robertson,Cron), (Robertson,Cron). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Gray,L,5-56.264417101 4.93 Shreve.11002125 4.85 Green12000215 2.29 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Font,W,.15.230014806.46 Venters01000023.95 Stanek,H,21.100011181.99 Roe100002122.93 Romo100001145.10 Venterspitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Venters1-0, Stanek2-0.PB„Ramos(5).CARDINALS3,BREWERS2ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter3b-1b300012.236 Phamcf400004.257 Martinez1b200020.302 Gomberp000000.000 Tuivailalap000000--Norrisp000000--Ozunalf211020.280 Molinac422301.276 Gyorko2b-3b400001.250 Munozss401001.280 Baderrf400002.243 Mikolasp300002.034 Hicksp000000--Wong2b000000.186 TOTALS30343513 MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Thameslf-rf401000.227 Yelichrf-cf310001.288 Caincf110000.291 Braunlf201000.238 Shaw3b200010.244 Aguilar1b300101.300 Miller2b201111.259 Houserp000000--b-Kratzph100001.303 Perezss401001.243 Pinac401001.224 Andersonp100000.105 a-Villarph100000.261 Jeffressp000000--Williamsp000000.000 Sogard2b101000.146 TOTALS2926226 ST.LOUIS010002000„341 MILWAUKEE200000000„260 a-groundedoutforAndersoninthe5th. b-struckoutforHouserinthe9th. E„Gyorko(8).LOB„St.Louis5,Milwaukee 6.HR„Molina(10),offAndersonMolina (11),offJeffress.RBIs„Molina3(31), Aguilar(50),Miller(22).SB„Munoz(3), Perez(3).SF„Aguilar. ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Mikolas,W,8-26.23 222597 2.69 Hicks,H,9.10 00006 2.06 Gomber,H,7.21 000011 4.22 Tuivailala,H,4.11 000012 3.63 Norris,S,14-16110001143.31 MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson52 1149100 4.37 Jffrss,L,5-1,BS,312 220114 1.19 Williams10 000316 2.57 Houser20 001018 1.29 Inheritedrunners-scored„Tuivailala1-0. HBP„Mikolas(Cain),Gomber(Yelich), Tuivailala(Shaw).PHILLIES5,NATIONALS3PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b401011.268 Hoskinslf400011.252 O.Herreracf400001.304 Santana1b411100.229 Williamsrf401000.238 Morganp000000--Dominguezp000000--Kingeryss321011.223 Franco3b424100.255 Alfaroc301111.243 Nolap201101.067 a-Valentinph000100.216 Hunterp000000--Altherrrf100001.179 TOTALS33510547 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf400003.309 K.Herrerap000000--Kelleyp000000.000 Harpercf-rf300010.212 Rendon3b422100.286 Sotolf311010.323 Murphy1b401200.135 Turnerss400003.264 Difo2b401000.247 Kieboomc201010.212 c-Taylorph100001.242 Feddep200000.000 Madsonp000000--b-Goodwinph-cf100000.174 TOTALS3236337 PHILADELPHIA020000120„5100 WASHINGTON200000010„360 a-outonsacri“ce”yforNolainthe7th.bpoppedoutforMadsoninthe7th.c-struck outforKieboominthe9th. LOB„Philadelphia6,Washington5. 2B„Williams(7),Franco(7),Soto(9). HR„Santana(13),offK.HerreraRendon (8),offMorgan.RBIs„Santana(46),Franco (37),Alfaro(15),Nola(1),Valentin(4), Rendon(29),Mur p h y 2(4).SB„Hernandez (11),Kingery(6),Difo(5).CS„Harper(2). SF„Valentin. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia3(Hernandez,Hoskins,Nola) Washington1(Harper).RISP„Philadelphia 4for9Washington1for4. Runnersmovedup„Alfaro.GIDP„O. Herrera,Santana. DP„Washington2(Difo,Rendon,Murphy), (Turner,Murphy). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,W,9-264 223583 2.58 Hunter,H,1211 000014 4.57 Morgan,H,9111100244.71 Dminguez,S,4-4100002171.54 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Fedde,L,0-368 332399 5.32 Madson10 001111 4.21 K.Herrera12 221224 1.57 Kelley10 000110 3.93 Feddepitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Madson1-1. Umpires„Home,LarryVanoverFirst,Dave RackleySecond,MarkWegnerThird,Chris Guccione. T„3:03.A„40,341(41,313).REDS11,CUBS2CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LaStella3b400000.286 Heywardrf401000.277 Zobrist2b412102.290 Rizzo1b300010.237 Contrerasc411100.262 Schwarberlf200021.237 Russellss400000.273 Happcf202020.229 Farrellp000000.000 Duensingp000000.000 a-Almoraph100000.316 Zastryznyp000000--Bassp000000--b-Baezph100000.265 Cishekp000000.500 Gimenezp100000.125 TOTALS3026253 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blandinoss410012.227 Barnhartc511201.265 Votto1b421312.299 Florop000000.000 Gennett2b511102.332 Suarez3b413101.312 Winkerrf111030.260 Ervinrf000000.205 Duvalllf411001.203 DeSclafanip311401.200 Lorenzenp000000.333 Garrettp000000.000 c-Dixonph-1b111000.240 Hamiltoncf311010.213 TOTALS34111111610 CHICAGO010001000„260 CINCINNATI20600003X„11110 a-outon“elderschoiceforDuensinginthe 5th.b-linedoutforBassinthe7th.c-singled forGarrettinthe8th. LOB„Chicago7,Cincinnati5.2B„Gennett (17).3B„Suarez(2).HR„Contreras(5),off DeSclafaniZobrist(5),offDeSclafani Barnhart(5),offFarrellDeSclafani(1),off DuensingVotto(8),offGimenez.RBIs„ Zobrist(26),Contreras(24),Barnhart2 (24),Votto3(40),Gennett(51),Suarez (58),DeSclafani4(4).SB„Hamilton(15). S„Farrell. CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Farrell,L,.22.223324564.50 Duensing1.145511336.17 Zastryzny120011271.69 Bass10 00029 1.00 Cishek11 001117 1.95 Gimenez1233111927.00 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA DSclfani,W,3-16.13 224397 4.09 Lorenzen12000015 1.42 Garrett.20 00002 2.45 Floro11 001021 2.70 Zastryznypitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Duensing1-1, Lorenzen1-0,Garrett2-0.DIAMONDBACKS7,PIRATES2ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jayrf502101.312 Goldschmidt1b331121.264 Lamb3b512100.220 Peraltalf412210.278 Descalso2b401011.266 Barrettp000000--Owingscf401101.189 Ahmedss400001.219 Mathisc400002.176 Greinkep311001.259 McFarlandp000000.000 Bradleyp000000--b-Marreroph-2b010010.160 TOTALS36710658 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Meadowsrf400000.330 Dickersonlf301001.303 Martecf401002.273 Moran3b200001.269 Rodriguezp000000.000 a-Stallingsph-c211000.333 Diazc312000.297 Felizp000000--c-Polancoph100000.215 Bell1b401101.243 Mercerss401101.260 Rodriguez2b400002.149 Musgrovep100000.222 Osuna3b200000.184 TOTALS3427208 ARIZONA202100101„7100 PITTSBURGH000000101„271 a-groundedoutforRodriguezinthe7th. b-walkedforBradleyinthe9th.c-grounded outforFelizinthe9th. E„Rodriguez(5).LOB„Arizona7,Pittsburgh 6.2B„Jay(13),Peralta(13),Descalso (13),Greinke(3).3B„Peralta(3).HR„ Goldschmidt(17),offRodriguez.RBIs„Jay (27),Goldschmidt(41),Lamb(22),Peralta 2(41),Owings(16),Bell(37),Mercer(25). SB„Marte(14). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona 4(Peralta,Owings,Mathis2)Pittsburgh2 (Moran,Rodriguez).RISP„Arizona4for12 Pittsburgh2for5. Runnersmovedup„Lamb,Goldschmidt, Bell,Marte,Polanco.LIDP„Descalso. DP„Pittsburgh1(Bell). ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Greinke,W,7562000788 3.66 McFarland1.231100262.23 Bradley.10000022.19 Barrett121101265.06 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Musgrove,L,.247 553270 4.59 Rodriguez31 110542 2.28 Feliz22 112132 5.51 Inheritedrunners-scored„Bradley1-0. HBP„Greinke(Dickerson).WP„Barrett.INDIANS4,TIGERS1DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf300001.254 Candelario3b400004.244 Castellanosrf200021.300 Martinezdh401001.243 Goodrum1b200011.241 McCannc400003.236 Joneslf412002.235 Iglesiasss401002.273 Machado2b401001.208 TOTALS31150316 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss422100.291 Brantleylf300010.310 Ramirezdh411101.289 Encarnacion1b411101.233 Daviscf200001.230 a-Naquinph-cf200001.305 Guyerrf201001.167 b-Chisenhallph-rf100000.311 Kipnis2b100021.207 R.Perezc300000.149 Gonzalez3b301001.301 TOTALS2946337 DETROIT010000000„153 CLEVELAND30001000X„460 a-”iedoutforDavisinthe6th.b-”iedoutfor Guyerinthe6th. E„Goodrum(5),McCann(4),Iglesias(5). LOB„Detroit8,Cleveland4.HR„Lindor (18),offWilson.RBIs„Lindor(42),Ramirez (51),Encarnacion(48).SB„Martin(7), Jones(7),Davis(15).CS„Jones(4). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit3 (Candelario,McCann2)Cleveland2(Guyer, R.Perez).RISP„Detroit0for3Cleveland3 for6. Runnersmovedup„Iglesias.GIDP„ Encarnacion,R.Perez. DP„Detroit2(Iglesias,Machado,Goodrum), (Iglesias,Machado,Goodrum). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Liriano,L,3-344 323375 3.94 Wilson21 110328 4.00 Coleman11 000016 2.18 Jimenez10 000115 1.98 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Bauer,W,7-56.15112111122.44 O.Perez,H,4.20000111 1.17 Ramirez,H,6100012122.57 Allen,S,16-1710 000214 3.73 Inheritedrunners-scored„O.Perez1-0. HBP„Bauer2(Goodrum,Martin).WP„ Liriano2,Bauer.DODGERS8,METS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pedersonlf401011.272 Muncy1b411111.257 Turner3b500000.236 Bellingercf412012.236 Puigrf501002.255 Grandalc321020.236 Hernandezss320111.223 Utley2b411000.217 Kershawp100001.176 a-Taylorph101200.252 1-Striplingpr000000.105 Fergusonp100001.333 b-Kempph111400.323 Garciap000000--Paredesp000000--TOTALS3689869 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmolf503002.284 Frazier3b502003.225 Cabrera2b400001.273 Flores1b401101.250 Confortocf411001.232 Bautistarf312210.220 Mesoracoc300010.226 Rosarioss300002.246 Gsellmanp000000.000 Dr.Smithp000000--c-Do.Smithph100000.281 deGromp211001.091 Reyesss200000.180 TOTALS363103211 LOSANGELES100200050„890 NEWYORK011000010„3101 a-doubledforKershawinthe4th.bhomeredforFergusoninthe8th.c-popped outforDr.Smithinthe9th. 1-ranforTaylorinthe4th. E„Frazier(6).LOB„LosAngeles8,New York8.2B„Taylor(17),Conforto(9), Bautista(8).3B„Bellinger(4),Nimmo(6). HR„Muncy(14),offdeGromKemp(13), offGsellmanBautista(4),offGarcia.RBIs„ Muncy(31),Hernandez(23),Taylor2(29), Kemp4(47),Flores(18),Bautista2(16). SB„Frazier(5).S„Hernandez. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles4(Muncy,Bellinger,Grandal, Hernandez)NewYork5(Cabrera,Conforto 3,deGrom).RISP„LosAngeles3for10New York2for12. Runnersmovedup„Mesoraco.GIDP„ Rosario.DP„LosAngeles1(Turner,Muncy). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Kershaw35 221455 2.94 Ferguson,W,1-143 001665 5.52 Garcia11110012 4.96 Paredes11 000111 0.00 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrom,L,5-365 3336112 1.69 Gsellman24 551231 4.20 Dr.Smith10 002122 0.00MARINERS7,REDSOX2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordon2b611100.291 Hanigerrf512301.267 Cruzdh423010.274 Seager3b502101.227 Healy1b501101.258 Gamellf400000.284 Herediacf512002.237 Herrmannc312020.429 Rominess511001.186 TOTALS42714636 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Linss400002.167 Benintendilf401000.295 Martinezrf412000.326 Moreland1b412100.300 Holt2b300011.294 Devers3b300001.236 Swihart3b100001.149 Nunezdh301110.251 Vazquezc400001.211 BradleyJr.cf300001.178 TOTALS3326227 SEATTLE101301100„7142 BOSTON000000002„261 E„Haniger(4),Healy(4),Lin(1).LOB„ Seattle12,Boston6.2B„Haniger2(13), Cruz(10),Seager(19).3B„Moreland(4). RBIs„Gordon(18),Haniger3(58),Seager (44),Healy(35),Moreland(37),Nunez(18). CS„Martinez(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle5 (Gordon,Haniger,Healy2,Gamel)Boston 4(Moreland,Devers2,Vazquez).RISP„ Seattle3for16Boston1for7. Runnersmovedup„Cruz,Gordon2, Benintendi,Martinez. SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Leake,W,8-483002598 4.11 Diaz13 220219 2.77 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez,L,9-247 542286 3.86 Velazquez36 220152 2.50 Workman11 000217 1.12 Hembree10 001118 3.86 HBP„Rodriguez(Gamel).WP„Leake. Umpires„Home,AlfonsoMarquezFirst, BruceDreckmanSecond,ChadFairchild Third,MikeEstabrook. T„3:01.A„36,051(37,731).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRays4,Yankees0: WilmerFont workedintothesixthinningtoget his“rstmajorleaguewin. Rangers9,Twins6: AdrianBeltreand RobinsonChirinoshomeredtohelp YovaniGallardowinforthe“rsttime sincelastJuly. Athletics7,WhiteSox6: Pinch-hitter NickMartinidroveinthetiebreaking runintheeighthinningwithhis“rst majorleaguehit. Marlins6,Rockies2: J.T.Realmuto hitagrandslamduringa“ve-run seventhinning. Giants5,Padres3: BrandonCrawford doubledtwice,tripledanddrovein threeruns. Cardinals3Brewers2: YadierMolina homeredtwicetobackastrongstart byMilesMikoas. Phillies5,Nationals3: MaikelFranco went4for4andCarlosSantana homered. Reds11,Cubs2: AnthonyDeSclafani hitthe“rstgrandslambyaCincinnatipitcherin59years. Orioles7,Braves5: MarkTrumbohit a“rst-inninggrandslam,ChrisDavis doubledinthreerunsandtheOrioles beattheBraves. Diamondbacks7,Pirates2: ZackGreinkepitchedsixscorelessinnings, stayinginthroughtworaindelays. Indians4,Tigers1: TrevorBauer struckout11tobeatDetroitforthe fourthtimethisseason. Dodgers8,Mets3: ClaytonKershaw wentthreeinningsinhisreturnand MattKemphitagrandslam. Mariners7,RedSox2: MikeLeake pitchedeightshutoutinnings. LATE KansasCityatHouston TorontoatL.A.AngelsTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoChatwood(R)3-53.826-80-114.23.07 CincinnatiRomano(R)1:10p4-75.187-81-120.02.70 LosAngelesHill(L)1-24.992-50-111.21.54 NewYorkVargas(L)1:10p2-68.602-70-312.18.76 ArizonaBuchholz(R)1-12.942-40-015.24.60 PittsburghWilliams(R)1:35p6-44.008-71-113.04.85 St.LouisWeaver(R)3-64.927-80-115.17.04 MilwaukeeChacin(R)2:10p6-23.1812-42-118.22.41 MiamiSmith(L)5-64.038-71-015.24.02 ColoradoMarquez(R)3:10p5-75.207-81-216.08.44 SanDiegoLauer(L)3-45.473-81-116.22.70 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)4:05p2-14.563-11-114.16.28 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)4-64.089-60-217.16.23 WashingtonRodriguez(R)8:05p0-04.661-00-05.09.00AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SeattleGonzales(L)7-43.8010-51-118.25.30 BostonSale(L)1:05p6-42.748-81-121.01.71 DetroitBoyd(L)4-53.638-61-115.15.28 ClevelandPlutko(R)1:10p3-15.043-12-115.25.74 NewYorkGerman(R)2-44.775-32-019.03.32 TampaBayStanek(R)1:10p1-12.113-40-04.00.00 KansasCityHammel(R)2-85.084-110-319.04.74 HoustonCole(R)2:10p8-12.5913-22-019.04.26 TexasColon(R)4-44.917-62-114.18.16 MinnesotaBerrios(R)2:10p7-53.389-61-021.11.69 OaklandBlackburn(R)1-18.032-11-112.18.03 ChicagoRodon(L)2:10p0-24.410-30-216.14.41 TorontoGaviglio(R)2-23.752-40-114.14.40 LosAngelesPena(R)4:07p0-05.401-00-04.02.25INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreHess(R)2-34.822-50-114.07.07 AtlantaMcCarthy(R)1:35p5-34.897-70-116.14.41 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Oakland11,ChicagoWhiteSox2, 1stgame Boston14,Seattle10 Cleveland10,Detroit0 TampaBay2,N.Y.Yankees1 ChicagoWhiteSox6,Oakland4, 2ndgame KansasCity1,Houston0 Texas8,Minnesota1 L.A.Angels2,Toronto1 NationalLeague Arizona2,Pittsburgh1,13innings Philadelphia12,Washington2 Cincinnati6,ChicagoCubs3 L.A.Dodgers5,N.Y.Mets2 Milwaukee2,St.Louis1 Colorado11,Miami3 SanDiego6,SanFrancisco2 Interleague Baltimore10,Atlanta7,15innings MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague OaklandatDetroit,3:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatKansasCity,4:15p.m. SeattleatBaltimore,7:05p.m. TorontoatHouston,8:10p.m. NationalLeague ArizonaatMiami,7:10p.m. PittsburghatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. CincinnatiatAtlanta,7:35p.m. ChicagoCubsatL.A.Dodgers,10:10 p.m. Interleague N.Y.YankeesatPhiladelphia,7:05 p.m. WashingtonatTampaBay,7:10p.m. SanDiegoatTexas,8:05p.m. ClevelandatSt.Louis,8:15p.m.


The Sun / Sunday, June 24, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASBEALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAt A Glance All Times EDTNorth Division W L Pct. GBClearwater (Phillies) 3 0 1.000 „ Lakeland (Tigers) 2 0 1.000 Daytona (Reds) 2 1 .667 1 Tampa (Yankees) 2 1 .667 1 Florida (Braves) 1 2 .333 2 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 0 3 .000 3South Division W L Pct. GBFort Myers (Twins) 3 0 1.000 „ Charlotte (Rays) 2 1 .667 1 Jupiter (Marlins) 1 2 .333 2 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 1 2 .333 2 St. Lucie (Mets) 0 2 .000 2 Bradenton (Pirates) 0 3 .000 3Saturdays GamesDaytona 5, Florida 4 Tampa 5, Jupiter 0 Lakeland 4, St. Lucie 2 Lakeland at St. Lucie, Game 2, TBD Charlotte 4, Palm Beach 1, 10 innings Clearwater 6, Dunedin 5, 10 innings Fort Myers 8, Bradenton 3 Florida at Daytona, cancelledSundays GamesDaytona at Florida, 11 a.m. Lakeland at St. Lucie, 12 p.m. Jupiter at Tampa, 1 p.m. Charlotte at Palm Beach, 1 p.m. Dunedin at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Fort Myers at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Florida at Daytona, 5:35 p.m.Mondays GamesNo games scheduledODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Cincinnati Off Chicago Off Los Angeles -155 at New York +145 at Pittsburgh -116 Arizona +106 at Washington -122 Philadelphia +112 at Milwaukee -126 St. Louis +116 at Colorado -170 Miami +158 at San Francisco -153 San Diego +143American Leagueat Chicago -108 Oakland -102 at Boston -250 Seattle +220 at Cleveland -185 Detroit +170 New York -129 at Tampa Bay +119 at Houston -340 Kansas City +310 at Minnesota -172 Texas +160 at Los Angeles Off Toronto OffInterleagueat Atlanta -185 Baltimore +170 Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comGOLFPGA TOURTRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $7 million; Yardage: 6,841; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundPaul Casey 65-67-62„194 Russell Henley 66-65-67„198 J.B. Holmes 66-68-65„199 Anirban Lahiri 67-67-65„199 Brian Harman 64-66-69„199 Jason Day 66-68-66„200 Ryan Blaum 69-65-66„200 Beau Hossler 65-67-68„200 Bubba Watson 70-63-67„200 Bryson DeChambeau 66-66-68„200 Jamie Lovemark 68-69-64„201 Kyle Stanley 67-69-65„201 Danny Lee 67-68-66„201 Matt Jones 65-66-70„201 Scott Brown 68-69-65„202 Patrick Cantlay 69-68-65„202 Emiliano Grillo 69-67-66„202 Kevin Tway 71-64-67„202 Rory McIlroy 64-69-69„202 Zach Johnson 63-68-71„202 Lanto Grif“ n 70-63-70„203 Denny McCarthy 70-68-66„204 Chase Seiffert 66-71-67„204 James Hahn 70-67-67„204 Kevin Streelman 68-69-67„204 Patrick Rodgers 69-68-67„204 Hunter Mahan 68-68-68„204 Peter Malnati 64-72-68„204 Stewart Cink 68-68-68„204 Charley Hoffman 69-66-69„204 Steve Marino 66-68-70„204 Wesley Bryan 70-68-67„205 Richy Werenski 68-69-68„205 Blayne Barber 68-69-68„205 Tyler Duncan 68-69-68„205 Justin Thomas 66-69-70„205 David Lingmerth 67-67-71„205 Fabin Gmez 71-67-68„206 Brandon Harkins 72-66-68„206 Ken Duke 70-68-68„206 Brooks Koepka 68-69-69„206 Brett Stegmaier 70-67-69„206 Si Woo Kim 66-70-70„206 Mackenzie Hughes 67-68-71„206 J.J. Spaun 68-67-71„206 Keegan Bradley 68-70-69„207 Tom Lovelady 70-67-70„207 Nick Hardy 69-68-70„207 Russell Knox 73-64-70„207 Seamus Power 70-67-70„207 J.J. Henry 68-68-71„207 Jordan Spieth 63-73-71„207 Sam Ryder 68-70-70„208 Alex Cejka 67-71-70„208 Keith Mitchell 70-68-70„208 Ryan Armour 67-71-70„208 Kelly Kraft 66-72-70„208 James Driscoll 66-72-70„208 Steve Wheatcroft 68-70-70„208 Martin Laird 67-71-70„208 Trey Mullinax 67-71-70„208 Scott Stallings 68-67-73„208 Vaughn Taylor 66-72-71„209 Sam Saunders 72-66-71„209 Billy Hurley III 71-67-71„209 Ethan Tracy 68-69-72„209 Martin Flores 68-70-72„210 Adam Hadwin 68-69-73„210 John Huh 66-70-74„210 Padraig Harrington 66-69-75„210 Daniel Berger 67-71-73„211 Kyle Thompson 71-67-73„211 Cameron Tringale 72-65-74„211 Dominic Bozzelli 74-64-77„215PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSAMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCESaturdays leaders at University Ridge GC, Madison, Wis. Purse: $2 million; Yardage: 7,056; Par: 72 (36-36)Second RoundEsteban Toledo 69-66„135 David Toms 70-66„136 Kent Jones 69-67„136 Fred Couples 69-67„136 Billy Mayfair 68-68„136 Scott McCarron 70-67„137 Mark Calcavecchia 69-68„137 Paul Goydos 69-68„137 Joey Sindelar 69-68„137 Bernhard Langer 68-69„137 Jerry Kelly 68-69„137 Glen Day 68-69„137 Brad Bryant 65-72„137 Stephen Ames 70-68„138 Jay Haas 70-68„138 Duffy Waldorf 69-69„138 Scott Parel 69-69„138 Mike Small 68-70„138 John Daly 67-71„138 Steve Stricker 64-74„138 Marco Dawson 70-69„139 Wes Short, Jr. 70-69„139 Billy Andrade 71-68„139 Gibby Gilbert III 71-68„139 Jeff Maggert 69-70„139 Doug Garwood 68-71„139 Jeff Sluman 68-71„139 Colin Montgomerie 67-72„139 Kenny Perry 70-70„140 David McKenzie 70-70„140 Tom Pernice Jr. 69-71„140 Joe Durant 72-68„140 Todd Hamilton 69-71„140 Ken Tanigawa 73-67„140 Rocco Mediate 68-72„140 Carlos Franco 70-71„141 Corey Pavin 71-70„141 Tom Lehman 69-72„141 John Riegger 72-69„141 Miguel Angel Jimnez 69-72„141 Davis Love III 72-69„141 Lee Janzen 72-69„141 Jerry Smith 68-73„141 Steve Flesch 67-74„141 Woody Austin 70-72„142 Scott Hoch 71-71„142 Vijay Singh 71-71„142 Brandt Jobe 69-73„142 Russ Cochran 76-66„142 Paul Broadhurst 70-73„143 Gary Hallberg 70-73„143 Clark Dennis 70-73„143 Grant Waite 70-73„143 Skip Kendall 73-70„143 Willie Wood 74-69„143 Tom Byrum 71-73„144 Bart Bryant 71-73„144 Tim Petrovic 69-75„144 John Huston 74-70„144 Dan Forsman 74-70„144 David Frost 74-70„144 Scott Verplank 68-76„144 Mark Brooks 72-73„145 Olin Browne 73-72„145 Tommy Tolles 73-72„145 Loren Roberts 74-71„145 Mike Goodes 75-70„145 Fran Quinn 75-70„145 Fred Funk 72-74„146 Steve Pate 73-73„146 Michael Bradley 73-73„146 Tommy Armour III 73-73„146 Gene Sauers 74-72„146 Clay Devers 75-72„147 Tom Kite 74-75„149 Steve Lowery 77-74„151 Bob Tway 74-82„156LPGA TOURWALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,331. Par: 71 (adenotes amateur) Second RoundMinjee Lee 64-65„129 Nasa Hataoka 64-65„129 Lexi Thompson 67-64„131 Ariya Jutanugarn 66-66„132 Celine Boutier 66-66„132 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-64„133 Mariah Stackhouse 67-66„133 Ally McDonald 66-67„133 Austin Ernst 65-68„133 Brittany Altomare 65-68„133 Lizette Salas 64-69„133 Mirim Lee 64-69„133 Mariajo Uribe 66-68„134 Sandra Gal 66-68„134 Cristie Kerr 70-65„135 Anna Nordqvist 68-67„135 Maria Torres 67-68„135 Ryann OToole 67-68„135 Lydia Ko 66-69„135 Hyo Joo Kim 65-70„135 Haru Nomura 70-66„136 Sarah Jane Smith 69-67„136 Daniela Darquea 69-67„136 Lee Lopez 68-68„136 So Yeon Ryu 67-69„136 Jeong Eun Lee 67-69„136 Shanshan Feng 66-70„136 Brittany Lincicome 66-70„136 Jin Young Ko 66-70„136 Mo Martin 65-71„136 Moriya Jutanugarn 64-72„136 Giulia Molinaro 71-66„137 Chella Choi 71-66„137 Rebecca Artis 69-68„137 Inbee Park 68-69„137 Kelly Shon 68-69„137 Tiffany Joh 68-69„137 Lee-Anne Pace 68-69„137 Charley Hull 67-70„137 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 66-71„137 Sung Hyun Park 66-71„137 Ashleigh Buhai 71-67„138 Pornanong Phatlum 70-68„138 Carlota Ciganda 70-68„138 Yu Liu 70-68„138 Nelly Korda 69-69„138 Mel Reid 69-69„138 Michelle Wie 68-70„138 Perrine Delacour 68-70„138 Haeji Kang 67-71„138 Azahara Munoz 67-71„138 Christina Kim 67-71„138 Stacy Lewis 66-72„138 Brittany Marchand 65-73„138 Catriona Matthew 64-74„138 Gaby Lopez 63-75„138 Wichanee Meechai 71-68„139 Angela Stanford 70-69„139 Annie Park 70-69„139 Caroline Hedwall 70-69„139 Robynn Ree 69-70„139 Peiyun Chien 69-70„139 Karine Icher 68-71„139 Brianna Do 67-72„139 Julieta Granada 67-72„139 Pernilla Lindberg 66-73„139 Sandra Changkija 65-74„139 Lindy Duncan 71-69„140 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 70-70„140 Paula Creamer 70-70„140 Nicole Broch Larsen 70-70„140 Eun-Hee Ji 69-71„140 Yani Tseng 69-71„140 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-71„140 Emily Collins 69-71„140 Morgan Pressel 69-71„140 Celine Herbin 66-74„140 Katherine Kirk 66-74„140 Aditi Ashok 64-76„140Failed to Make the Cut Jane Park 73-68„141 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 71-70„141 Wei-Ling Hsu 71-70„141 Sun Young Yoo 71-70„141 Kim Kaufman 70-71„141 Laetitia Beck 70-71„141 Marina Alex 70-71„141 Amy Olson 70-71„141 Amy Yang 69-72„141 Bronte Law 69-72„141 Brittany Lang 69-72„141 Jackie Stoelting 69-72„141 Kris Tamulis 68-73„141 Jessica Korda 68-73„141 Cydney Clanton 68-73„141 Juli Inkster 67-74„141 Su Oh 73-69„142 P.K. Kongkraphan 73-69„142 Mi Hyang Lee 73-69„142 Katie Burnett 71-71„142 Tiffany Chan 71-71„142 Emily Pedersen 71-71„142 Cindy LaCrosse 70-72„142 Ayako Uehara 70-72„142 Emma Talley 70-72„142 a-Dylan Kim 70-72„142 Jennifer Song 70-72„142 Megan Khang 70-72„142 Ola“ a Kristinsdottir 69-73„142 Jenny Shin 68-74„142 Cheyenne Woods 68-74„142 Danielle Kang 76-67„143 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 74-69„143 Madelene Sagstrom 73-70„143 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72-71„143 Beatriz Recari 72-71„143 Lauren Coughlin 70-73„143 Kassidy Teare 70-73„143 Natalie Gulbis 69-74„143 Dani Holmqvist 69-74„143 Mi Jung Hur 68-75„143 Daniela Iacobelli 72-72„144 Caroline Masson 71-73„144 Jaye Marie Green 72-73„145 Jacqui Concolino 72-73„145 Sydnee Michaels 73-73„146 a-Maria Fassi 73-73„146 Camilla Lennarth 72-74„146 Hee Young Park 72-74„146 Lauren Kim 71-75„146 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 75-72„147 Gemma Dryburgh 75-72„147 Erynne Lee 74-73„147 Amelia Lewis 73-74„147 Alena Sharp 73-74„147 Leticia Ras-Anderica 72-75„147 Vicky Hurst 70-77„147 Jessy Tang 74-74„148 Hannah Green 72-76„148 Luna Sobron 70-78„148 Alison Lee 67-81„148 Jing Yan 75-74„149 Paula Reto 71-78„149 Joanna Klatten 78-73„151 In-Kyung Kim 70„WDEUROPEAN TOURBMW INTERNATIONAL OPENSaturdays leaders at Golf Club Gut Larchenof, Cologne, Germany Purse: $2.31 million. Yardage: 7,229; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundLucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 72-72-67„211 Chris Paisley, England 72-71-68„211 Martin Kaymer, Germany 72-68-71„211 Aaron Rai, England 69-71-71„211 Maximilian Kieffer, Germany 71-69-71„211 Scott Hend, Australia 71-67-73„211 Mikko Korhonen, Finland 71-72-69„212 Nico Geyger, Chile 70-69-73„212 Andres Romero, Argentina 71-75-67„213 Jose-Filipe Lima, Portugal 73-71-69„213 Andy Sullivan, England 71-72-70„213 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 69-74-70„213 Wade Ormsby, Australia 71-71-71„213 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 73-69-71„213 Matt Wallace, England 73-69-71„213 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 72-69-72„213AlsoDavid Lipsky, United States 74-71-69„214 Sergio Garcia, Spain 73-71-71„215 Chase Koepka, United States 75-72-70„217 Tommy Fleetwood, England 74-74-71„219 Julian Suri, United States 75-73-71„219WEB.COM TOURAIR CAPITAL CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Crestview CC, Wichita, Kan. Yardage: 6,926. Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundScott Pinckney 67-64-67„198 Sebastian Cappelen 65-68-66„199 Brady Schnell 72-64-64„200 Cameron Champ 71-66-65„202 Wes Roach 70-67-65„202 Justin Hueber 70-68-65„203 Mark Blake“ eld 71-65-67„203 Brandon Hagy 71-65-67„203 Chris Thompson 70-64-69„203 Wyndham Clark 76-65-63„204 Vince Covello 72-69-63„204 Bryan Bigley 73-66-65„204 Tim Wilkinson 71-68-65„204 Chris Baker 70-69-65„204 Joseph Bramlett 72-64-68„204 Roger Sloan 67-68-69„204 Jos de Rodrguez 66-69-69„204 Ben Kohles 65-69-70„204 Patrick Newcomb 69-71-65„205 Billy Kennerly 70-69-66„205 Kurt Kitayama 66-70-69„205 Brad Hop“ nger 70-65-70„205 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-69-66„206 Ben Crancer 69-69-68„206 Ryan Brehm 73-65-68„206 Anders Albertson 70-68-68„206 Carlos Ortiz 71-66-69„206 Steven Alker 74-67-66„207 Henrik Norlander 69-71-67„207 Casey Wittenberg 72-68-67„207 Seth Reeves 69-71-67„207 Max Homa 71-68-68„207 Edward Loar 71-68-68„207 Matt Harmon 72-66-69„207 Ryan Yip 71-66-70„207 Scott Langley 71-65-71„207 Jared Wolfe 74-67-67„208 Adam Long 71-70-67„208 Fernando Mechereffe 72-69-67„208 Tag Ridings 73-67-68„208 William Kropp 69-71-68„208 Rico Hoey 69-70-69„208 Christian Brand 71-68-69„208 Jamie Arnold 70-69-69„208 Oscar Fraustro 72-66-70„208 Jin Park 69-68-71„208 Brian Richey 72-64-72„208 Dan McCarthy 71-65-72„208 Sam Burns 72-69-68„209 Luke Guthrie 70-71-68„209 Kyle Reifers 73-68-68„209 David Skinns 73-68-68„209 Mike Weir 68-72-69„209 Brendon de Jonge 72-68-69„209 Connor Arendell 69-71-69„209 Jim Knous 75-65-69„209 Cameron Percy 72-67-70„209 Alex Prugh 72-66-71„209 Max Rottluff 68-69-72„209 Kyle Jones 72-69-69„210 Taylor Moore 73-68-69„210 Brandon Matthews 74-67-69„210 Michael Hebert 69-71-70„210 Adam Svensson 71-69-70„210 Seth Fair 69-71-70„210 Erik Barnes 71-69-70„210 Matt Fast 69-71-70„210 Sean Kelly 74-65-71„210 Derek Ernst 73-65-72„210 Sepp Straka 74-67-70„211 Jos Toledo 72-68-71„211 Jonathan Hodge 70-68-73„211 Mason Overstreet 71-70-72„213 Seann Harlingten 76-64-73„213 Brett Drewitt 72-66-77„215 Eric Axley 70-71-75„216 Grant Leaver 73-67-76„216AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPTOYOTA/SAVE MART 350 LINEUPAfter qualifying Saturday, race today, at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: (road) 1.98 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 94.597 mph. 2. (78) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 94.484. 3. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 94.461. 4. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 94.227. 5. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 93.925. 6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 93.856. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 93.824. 8. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 93.756. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 93.679. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 93.409. 11. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 93.354. 12. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 92.309. 13. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 93.455. 14. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 93.454. 15. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 93.438. 16. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 93.372. 17. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 93.267. 18. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 93.265. 19. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 93.252. 20. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 93.241. 21. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 93.190. 22. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 93.126. 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 93.114. 24. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 93.066. 25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 93.024. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 93.017. 27. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 92.930. 28. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 92.490. 29. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 92.396. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 92.290. 31. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 92.244. 32. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 92.145. 33. (15) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 91.961. 34. (96) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 91.522. 35. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 91.179. 36. (51) Chris Cook, Ford, 90.536. 37. (00) Tomy Drissi, Chevrolet, 89.858. 38. (52) Cody Ware, Chevrolet, 89.220.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKEATON 200 LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race Saturday night, at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill.(Car number in parentheses) 1. (98) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 138.867 mph. 2. (46) Christian Eckes, Toyota, 138.594. 3. (18) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 138.402. 4. (24) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 138.325. 5. (41) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 138.211. 6. (88) Matt Crafton, Ford, 138.198. 7. (8) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 138.126. 8. (4) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 138.092. 9. (97) Jesse Little, Ford, 137.489. 10. (54) Zane Smith, Toyota, 137.396. 11. (16) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 137.015. 12. (2) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 136.853. 13. (21) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 137.358. 14. (13) Myatt Snider, Ford, 136.886. 15. (20) Tate Fogleman, Chevrolet, 136.591. 16. (52) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 136.517. 17. (51) Riley Herbst, Toyota, 136.087. 18. (25) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 135.964. 19. (02) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 135.964. 20. (42) Chad Finley, Chevrolet, 134.533. 21. (45) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 134.104. 22. (49) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 133.917. 23. (50) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 135.176. 24. (63) Kevin Donahue, Chevrolet, 133.266. 25. (22) Austin Self, Chevrolet, 133.258. 26. (3) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 132.892. 27. (87) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 132.423. 28. (15) Bryant Barnhill, Chevrolet, Owner Points 29. (10) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, Owner Points 30. (83) Tyler Matthews, Chevrolet, Owner Points 31. (6) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Owner Points 32. (33) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, Owner PointsFailed to qualify 33. (74) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 131.310. 34. (0) Camden Murphy, Chevrolet, 130.510.VERIZON INDYCARKOHLER GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race today, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. With qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 1:43.2026 (140.020 mph) 2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 1:43.2508 (139.954) 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 1:43.3811 (139.778) 4. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 1:43.4361 (139.704) 5. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 1:43.7121 (139.332) 6. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 1:43.7332 (139.304) 7. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 1:43.1108 (140.144) 8. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 1:43.1769 (140.055) 9. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 1:43.1874 (140.040) 10. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 1:43.1995 (140.024) 11. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 1:43.2265 (139.987) 12. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 1:43.3544 (139.814) 13. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 1:43.7356 (139.300) 14. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 1:43.4153 (139.732) 15. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 1:43.9843 (138.967) 16. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1:43.8591 (139.135) 17. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 1:44.0189 (138.921) 18. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 1:44.1165 (138.791) 19. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 1:45.1161 (137.471) 20. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 1:44.3438 (138.488) 21. (32) Alfonso Celis Jr, Chevrolet, 1:45.5584 (136.895) 22. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 1:44.3442 (138.488) 23. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 1:44.6258 (138.115)FORMULA ONEFRENCH GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter qualifying Saturday, race today 1. Lewis Hamilton, England, Mercedes, 1:30.029. 2. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:30,147. 3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:30.400. 4. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:30.705. 5. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:30.895. 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:31.057. 7. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:32:126. 8. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:32.635. 9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Hass Ferrari, 1:32.930. 10. Romain Grosjean, France, Hass Ferrari, DNF. Eliminated after second session 11. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:32.075. 12. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:32.115. 13. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:32.454. 14. Pierre Gasly, France, Toro Rosso Honda, 1:32.460. 15. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:32.820. Eliminated after “ rst session 16. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:32.976. 17. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:33.025. 18. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:33.162. 19. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:33.636. 20. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:33.729.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGSUMMITT RACING EQUIPMENT NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at Summit Racing Equipment, Motorsports Park, Norwalk, Ohio Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Clay Millican, 3.750 seconds, 332.67 mph vs. 16. Dom Lagana, 5.039, 140.69. 2. Brittany Force, 3.770, 328.94 vs. 15. Terry McMillen, 4.383, 224.88. 3. Steve Torrence, 3.786, 328.62 vs. 14. Chris Karamesines, 4.096, 295.98. 4. Tony Schumacher, 3.792, 330.63 vs. 13. Kyle Wurtzel, 4.037, 250.69. 5. Antron Brown, 3.805, 327.27 vs. 12. Blake Alexander, 3.983, 306.46. 6. Mike Salinas, 3.818, 313.07 vs. 11. Luigi Novelli, 3.974, 292.65. 7. Pat Dakin, 3.833, 328.86 vs. 10. Richie Crampton, 3.888, 316.60. 8. Leah Pritchett, 3.838, 324.98 vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.844, 320.74. Did Not Qualify: 17. Scott Palmer, 5.484, 125.11. 18. Audrey Worm, 12.635, 56.10.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.935, 327.66 vs. 16. John Smith, Toyota Camry, 4.302, 277.66. 2. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.961, 322.65 vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.258, 304.67. 3. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.981, 325.22 vs. 14. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.209, 245.81. 4. John Force, Camaro, 3.991, 325.22 vs. 13. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.198, 298.21. 5. Robert Hight, Camaro, 4.017, 322.27 vs. 12. Dale Creasy Jr., Dodge Stratus, 4.143, 313.95. 6. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.032, 314.61 vs. 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.101, 308.57. 7. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.044, 315.27 vs. 10. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.065, 318.92. 8. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.050, 308.71 vs. 9. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.056, 312.57. Did Not Qualify: 17. Cruz Pedregon, 4.302, 211.86. 18. Jonnie Lindberg, 5.381, 153.67.Pro Stock1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.612, 208.46 vs. 16. Charlie Westcott Jr., Ford Mustang, 6.963, 200.80. 2. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.621, 208.78 vs. 15. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.951, 205.98. 3. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.622, 207.75 vs. 14. Wally Stroupe, Camaro, 6.840, 202.97. 4. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.630, 207.72 vs. 13. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.780, 204.88. 5. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.632, 207.46 vs. 12. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.647, 208.04. 6. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.635, 208.39 vs. 11. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.646, 208.78. 7. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.638, 208.55 vs. 10. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.645, 207.27. 8. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.641, 207.75 vs. 9. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.643, 208.39. Did Not Qualify: 17. Alan Prusiensky, 7.664, 186.30.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.866, 195.39 vs. 16. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.020, 190.94. 2. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.872, 196.85 vs. 15. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.017, 191.35. 3. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.899, 193.24 vs. 14. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 7.008, 189.71. 4. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.911, 194.58 vs. 13. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.976, 191.51. 5. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.911, 195.39 vs. 12. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.975, 195.70. 6. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.915, 195.14 vs. 11. Cory Reed, Buell, 6.954, 193.85. 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.925, 194.80 vs. 10. Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.940, 192.55. 8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.929, 190.92 vs. 9. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.938, 194.66. Did Not Qualify: 17. Marc Ingwersen, 7.043, 190.19. 18. Kelly Clontz, 7.064, 191.32. 19. Ron Tornow, 7.158, 188.75. 20. Karen Stoffer, 7.304, 172.10.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 10 3 3 33 33 19 New York Red Bulls 9 4 2 29 33 16 New York City FC 8 3 4 28 30 20 Columbus 7 4 6 27 22 16 New England 6 4 6 24 27 23 Philadelphia 6 7 3 21 20 21 Orlando City 6 9 1 19 24 33 Chicago 5 7 4 19 23 28 Montreal 6 11 0 18 20 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 2 5 29 24 17 Los Angeles FC 7 4 3 24 29 24 Vancouver 6 6 5 23 26 34 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 tieSaturdays GamesPhiladelphia 4, Vancouver 0 New York 3, FC Dallas 0 Montreal 2, Orlando City 0 Houston at Sporting Kansas City, late Minnesota United at Colorado, late Chicago at Seattle, late San Jose at Real Salt Lake, late Columbus at Los Angeles FC, lateTodays GamesPortland at Atlanta United FC, 4:30 p.m. Toronto FC at New York City FC, 5 p.m.Friday, June 29FC Dallas at Minnesota United, 8 p.m.Saturday, June 30Portland at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. Orlando City at Atlanta United FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 7 p.m. D.C. United at New England, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. New York City FC at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles FC, 8 p.m. LA Galaxy at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, July 1New York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 0 3 36 29 12 Orlando 6 3 4 22 20 15 Seattle 5 3 4 19 14 12 Chicago 4 3 7 19 19 17 Portland 5 4 4 18 19 18 Utah 3 4 5 14 9 11 Houston 3 5 5 14 14 20 Washington 2 8 4 10 10 18 Sky Blue FC 0 9 2 2 8 19 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GamePortland 3, Houston 1Saturdays GamesNorth Carolina 4, Seattle 1 Orlando 1, Washington 0 Chicago 2, Utah 0Wednesdays GamesOrlando at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10 p.m. Portland at Sky Blue, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, June 30North Carolina at Orlando, 3:30 p.m. Sky Blue at Utah, 10 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 10 p.m.Sunday, July 1Washington at Chicago, 6 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, BosniaHerzogovina 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 Eastern 3 points for win, 1 for tie x-advanced to second roundFIRST ROUNDGROUP A W T L GF GA Pts x-Russia 2 0 0 8 1 6 x-Uruguay 2 0 0 2 0 6 Egypt 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia 0 0 2 0 6 0 June 14 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Russia 5, Saudi Arabia 0 June 15 At Ekaterinburg, Russia Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 June 19 At St. Petersburg, Russia Russia 3, Egypt 1 June 20 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Uruguay 1, Saudi Arabia 0 Monday 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 Portugal 1 1 0 4 3 4 Spain 1 1 0 4 3 4 Iran 1 0 1 1 1 3 Morocco 0 0 2 0 2 0 June 15 At St. Petersburg, Russia Iran 1, Morocco 0 At Sochi, Russia Portugal 3, Spain 3, tie June 20 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Portugal 1, Morocco 0 At Kazan, Russia Spain 1, Iran 0 Monday 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 x-France 2 0 0 3 1 6 Denmark 1 1 0 2 1 4 Australia 0 1 1 2 3 1 Peru 0 0 2 0 2 0 June 16 At Kazan, Russia France 2, Australia 1 At Saransk, Russia Denmark 1, Peru 0 June 21 At Samara, Russia Denmark 1, Australia 1, tie At Ekaterinburg, Russia France 1, Peru 0 Tuesday 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 x-Croatia 2 0 0 5 0 6 Nigeria 1 0 1 2 2 3 Iceland 0 1 1 1 3 1 Argentina 0 1 1 1 4 1 June 16 At Moscow (Spartak) Argentina 1, Iceland 1, tie At Kaliningrad, Russia Croatia 2, Nigeria 0 June 21 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Croatia 3, Argentina 0Friday At Volgograd, RussiaNigeria 2, Iceland 0 Tuesday 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 1 1 0 3 1 4 Switzerland 1 1 0 3 2 4 Serbia 1 0 1 2 2 3 Costa Rica 0 0 2 0 3 0 June 17 At Samara, Russia Serbia 1, Costa Rica 0 At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Brazil 1, Switzerland 1, tie Friday At St. Petersburg, Russia Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0 At Kaliningrad, Russia Switzerland 2, Serbia 1 Wednesday 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 Mexico 2 0 0 3 1 6 Germany 1 0 1 2 2 3 Sweden 1 0 1 2 2 3 Republic of (South) Korea 0 0 2 1 3 0 June 17 At Moscow (Luzhniki) Mexico 1, Germany 0 June 18 At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Sweden 1, Republic of (South) Korea 0 Saturday At Rostov-on-Don, Russia Mexico 2, Republic of (South) Korea 1 At Sochi, Russia Germany 2, Sweden 1 Wednesday At Ekaterinburg, Russia Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m. At Kazan Russia Korea Republic vs. Germany, 10 a.m. GROUP G W T L GF GA Pts Belgium 2 0 0 8 2 6 England 1 0 0 2 1 3 Panama 0 0 1 0 3 0 Tunisia 0 0 2 3 7 0 June 18 At Sochi, Russia Belgium 3, Panama 0 At Volgograd, Russia England 2, Tunisia 1 Saturday At Moscow (Spartak) Belgium 5, Tunisia 2 Today At Nizhny Novgorod, Russia England vs. Panama, 8 a.m. Thursday 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 Japan 1 0 0 2 1 3 Senegal 1 0 0 2 1 3 Colombia 0 0 1 1 2 0 Poland 0 0 1 1 2 0 June 19 At Saransk, Russia Japan 2, Colombia 1 At Moscow (Spartak) Senegal 2, Poland 1 Today At Ekaterinburg, Russia Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m. At Kazan, Russia Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m. Thursday At Samara, Russia Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m. At Volgograd, Russia Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m.SECOND ROUNDSaturday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 3QUARTERFINALSFriday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 8 5 .615 „ Connecticut 7 5 .583 Atlanta 7 6 .538 1 New York 4 7 .364 3 Chicago 3 9 .250 4 Indiana 1 12 .077 7WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Los Angeles 9 3 .750 „ Phoenix 10 4 .714 „ Seattle 9 4 .692 Dallas 6 5 .545 2 Minnesota 6 6 .500 3 Las Vegas 5 9 .357 5Fridays GamesAtlanta 75, Connecticut 70 Dallas 101, Los Angeles 70 Las Vegas 88, New York 78 Seattle 72, Indiana 63 Washington 93, Chicago 77 Minnesota 83, Phoenix 72Saturdays GamesNone scheduledTodays GamesSeattle at Dallas, 4 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Indiana, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Las Vegas, 6 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledTENNISATP WORLD TOURGERRY WEBER OPENSaturay at Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany; Purse: $2.3 million (WT500); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsRoger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 7-6 (1), 7-5. Borna Coric, Croatia, def. Roberto Bautista Agut (4), Spain, 3-2 retired.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsAlexander and Mischa Zverev, Germany, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya (2), Austria, 6-3, 3-6, 10-5.FEVER-TREE CHAMPIONSHIPSSarturday at The Queens Club, London Purse: $2.3 million (WT500); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsMarin Cilic (1), Croatia, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). Novak Djokovic, Serbia, def. Jeremy Chardy, France, 7-6 (5), 6-4.MENS DOUBLES SEMIFINALSJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 10-7.WTA TOURMALLORCA OPENSaturday at Tennis Club Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, Spain Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsTatjana Maria, Germany, def. So“ a Kenin, United States, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova (3), Latvia, def. Sam Stosur, Australia, 7-6 (1), 6-1.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsLucie Safarova and Barbora Stefkova, Czech Republic, def. Lesley Kerkhove, Netherlands, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-0, 6-4.NATURE VALLEY CLASSICSaturday at Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, England Purse: $936,128 (Premier); Surface: Grass-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsMagdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, def. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, 6-3, 6-2.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsTimea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (1), France, def. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (4), Czech Republic, 7-5 7-6 (6). Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs, Netherlands, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, 6-3, 2-6, 10-7.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Recalled LHP Donnie Har t from Norfolk (IL). Optioned INF Steve Wilkerson to Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled INF Tzu-Wei Lin from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned LHP Robby Scott to Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Returned RHP Thyago Vieira to Charlotte (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled OF Nick Martini from Nashville (PCL). Optioned RHP Chris Bassitt and LHP Danny Coulombe to Nashville.National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES „ Recalled INF Pat Valaika from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Yency Almonte to Albuquerque. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Recalled INF Brad Miller from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned OF Domingo Santana to Colorado Springs. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Reinstated OF Corey Dickerson from the family medical emergency leave list. Optioned 2B Adam Frazier to Indianapolis (IL). SAN FRANCISO GIANTS „ Optioned OF Mac Williamson to Sacramento (PCL). Recalled OF Austin Slater from Sacramento.


Page 6 SP Sunday, June 24, 2018 / The SunBy RONALD BLUMAssociated PressMOSCOW „ American soccer fans: Icelands prime minister wants your support. The United States is absent from the World Cup for the first time since 1986, which means up to 325 million Americans are temporarily free agents. Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir says her island nation about 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) off Norways coast is the perfect pick for their passion. Iceland is the least-populous country ever at soccers showcase with just 350,000. We can do with more supporters. We absolutely need them,Ž she said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Weve got a lot of support from people around the world. I think a lot of people like the way the Icelandic team played. I think the team spirit really was something that people liked.Ž Costa Rica, Egypt, Morocco, Peru and Saudi Arabia already are out, and Argentina is on the verge of elimination, but alluring alternatives remain for those still unsure how to release their pent-up fervor with no U.S. redwhite-and-blue to root for. About 200,000 tickets were bought by American residents for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, second behind only the host nation and up from approximately 130,000 four years earlier in South Africa. The U.S. remains second this year, but the total is down to approximately 87,000, FIFA said. That means more soccer supporters back home. Reyka Vodka set up viewing parties in a dozen or so states to recruit fans for Strakarnir Okkar,Ž the nickname of Icelands Our Boys.Ž Viet Lam, a 35-year-old emergency room pharmacist from Seattle, was at The George & Dragon Pub to watch Icelands 2-0 loss Friday to Nigeria, which started at 8 a.m. PDT. 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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=50537836By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated PressROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia „ The criticism of Mexicos national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. We didnt listen to the criticism,Ž said Javier Hernandez, one of the scorers against South Korea. It was just noise.Ž Mexico opened its World Cup by upsetting defending champion Germany 1-0. A second victory on Saturday gives it six points and a chance to win Group F on Wednesday when the team faces Sweden. We want the Mexican people to enjoy this. We are going to enjoy it,Ž Hernandez said. But as of tomorrow we will be working hard thinking about Sweden and regardless of the results of the matches against Germany and South Korea, we are going to go out there to get the three points.Ž Hernandez and Carlos Vela scored a goal each at Rostov Arena. Vela converted from the penalty spot in the 26th minute after Jang Hyunsoo handled the ball while trying to stop a cross from Andres Guardado. Hernandez added the second in the 66th, scoring his 50th goal for Mexico. He hit the ball low past goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo after collecting a pass from Hirving Lozano.WORLD CUP: MEXICO 1, SOUTH KOREA 1Mexicos victory over South Korea silences criticsBy TIM BOOTHAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia „ The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Swedens penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a tricky set play from training that will live in World Cup lore. Down to 10 men after Jerome Boateng was given a second yellow card, Germany rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday to suddenly revive its title defense thanks to a strike from Kroos that caught the Swedes by surprise and wont soon be forgotten in Germany. The fact Toni Kroos put it away is just incredible,Ž Reus said. Hes shown that talent on previous occasions but really in this case it was practically the very last opportunity to win this match.Ž Kroos lined up for a free kick as if he was going for goal but just tapped the ball to Reus, who held it with his toe as the defenders paused. Kroos swung his right foot, curling the ball past a spinning Sebastian Larsson and over the outstretched hand of diving goalkeeper Robin Olsen. The Swedes watched the ball go in, mouths open in disbelief. The Germans ran to Kroos and erupted in emotional relief. Happy of course. It was a tough game again today for us,Ž Kroos said. We suffered. ... If you dont score an early goal and we have the chances then its going to be difficult until the end. It was, but now of course were happy because I think we also deserved the victory.ŽWORLD CUP: GERMANY 2, SWEDEN 1Kroos scores late to give Germany win over Sweden By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated PressELKHART LAKE, Wis. „ Robert Wickens emerged from his trailer after a meeting with engineers, taking a brief break after practice at Road America. Finally, the IndyCar rookie has to get ready for a race at the rural Wisconsin road course. Wickens is off to an impressive start this weekend at Road America, a year after taking his first IndyCar spin around the 4-mile track as a substitute driver for Mikhail Aleshin for one day of practice. Now the Canadian, a former DTM star, has the full-time IndyCar ride. Hell stay in the drivers seat of the No. 6 car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for the 222-mile Kohler Grand Prix on Sunday. When I drove the free practice here last year ... this was just kind of a (check off) a bucket-list item, driving IndyCar on one of the best tracks in America,Ž Wickens said Saturday. A year later, Im a full-time IndyCar driver,Ž he added. This is a new car, its a new season and so far its going well.Ž Wickens will start fifth on Sunday, building on top-five finishes in all three practice rounds at Road America this weekend. It helps that Wickens feels comfortable on road courses. He put up impressive times this weekend at Road America despite not actually racing at the course since 2007. Im at home a road course. I can jump into this IndyCar and Im confident right away I can be quick,Ž he said as crew members worked on the car in the garage after practice. Still, a year ago, he held back while subbing for Aleshin. The Russian driver had brief troubles returning to the United States after the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Because if you put it all on the line and you crash,Ž Wickens said, you look like that idiot who crashed when you were just reserving for someone else.Ž Back then, Wickens said he was happy driving in Europe in DTM with MercedesAMG Motorsport. But he made the move to IndyCar this year after Mercedes said it was pulling out of the series. Wickens grew up with fellow Schmidt driver James Hinchcliffe, who recommended Wickens in the first place to fill in last year for Aleshin. Wickens and Hinchcliffe were karting teammates as teens in Canada. Hinchcliffe said he tried to sit backŽ and let team members come to their own conclusions about Wickens.IndyCar rookie Robert Wickens returns to Road AmericaAP PHOTOIn this May 21, 2018 file photo Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. AUTO RACING: IndyCar AP PHOTOMinele Freitas celebrates a Brazil goal while watching the World Cup match against Costa Rica, Friday at a cafe in Framingham, Mass. Brazil defeated Costa Rica 2-0. SOCCER: World CupFree-agent fansIceland, Mexico, England compete for World Cup support from AmericansBy GREG BEACHAMAssociated PressSONOMA, Calif. „ William Byron recently got instruction on the finer points of road racing from two coaches. He also used a simulator, did countless hours of study and drove Saturday in the K&N Pro Series race to prepare for his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway. I feel like Ive made some good progress on the road courses this year,Ž Byron said after finishing third in the K&N race. The 20-year-old rookie still realizes that nothing substitutes for experience on the winding turns and changing elevation of this unique track. Even then, its awfully difficult for any oval-centric driver to sustain any career success in a race that hasnt had a repeat winner since 2000. Byron is a quick study, though: He qualified in eighth in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on Saturday, putting himself in position to be a player Sunday in a race that nearly anybody can win. (On Friday) I really started getting my rhythm of what I needed to do better,Ž Byron said. I kind of put that all together (Saturday) to try to get where we need to be. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. It was cool.Ž Sonoma is a highly enjoyable stop on the Cup circuit for most of the drivers, but its even more fun for their families and sponsors, who flock to Northern California for a pleasant weekend. The areas gracious vibe contrasts sharply with the difficult racing for drivers on a circuit with only three non-oval courses on its schedule. These are the types of events where, honestly, nobody cares about the race except us,Ž Kevin Harvick said. Everybody has a hell of a time when they come to Sonoma, because they can bring their wife, bring their friends, and the sponsors all come and we have big events. It could be the best race youve ever seen at Sonoma or the worst race, but everybody is going to have a great time.Ž Byron isnt the only driver doing extra preparation for those sharp turns, though. Aric Almirola has struggled mightily on road courses throughout his career, and he never finished better than 14th in six career starts at Sonoma. He has rededicated himself to learning the skill for Stewart-Haas Racing.AUTO RACING: NASCARDrivers embrace Sonoma challenge


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, June 24, 2018 Finding a dream job on a low budget6 college-money lessons you didnt learn in high schoolHigh school may have prepared you for college academically, but you may be less ready to handle your money, especially if you need student loans. More than two-thirds of college students at all levels said in a survey that they feel stressed about their personal “nances, according The Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, a 2017 report by The Ohio State University. Learning some “nancial best practices and turning them into habits now can help ease money worries. Here are six personal-“nance lessons to take to campus.Max out free financial aidGet the most free aid possible before borrowing money. Every year, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to qualify for federal, state and institutional grants, scholarships and work-study. Search for additional scholarships with tools like the U.S. Department of Labors Scholarships Finder.Track your loansIf you do borrow, maximize federal student loans before private options. Federal loans offer more repayment options and, in some cases, forgiveness. Each year, write down the amount you By ANNA HELHOSKINERDWALLET THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMore than two-thirds of college students at all levels said in a survey that they feel stressed about their personal nances, according The Study on Collegiate Financial Wellness, a 2017 report by The Ohio State University. RELATED LINKS:NerdWallets Student Loan Calculator U.S. Department of Labor CareerOneStop Scholarship Finder | 3 The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counterofferNEW YORK „ Disney is offering more than $71 billion for Foxs entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcasts nearly $66 billion offer. The battle for TwentyFirst Century Fox re”ects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications “rms, which are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Net”ix for viewers attention „ and dollars. The deal includes Fox movie and TV studios, some cable networks and international assets.Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national securityWASHINGTON „ Lawmakers from both parties are criticizing tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security. Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, says the tariffs are damaging the economy, hurting American consumers and disrupting relationships with long-time allies while giving China a free pass.Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firmAmazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees. The three corporate titans said Wednesday that Gawande will lead an independent company that focuses on a mission they announced earlier this year: “gure out ways to provide high-quality, affordable care.2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flightsDALLAS „ American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their ”ights. The CEOs of both airlines said that the administrations recent immigration policy of separating migrant families con”icts with their values. Airlines have travel contracts with the federal government, but American says the government doesnt provide information about the passengers or their reason for travel.Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTubeSAN FRANCISCO „ Facebooks Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube. The expansion will increase Instagrams video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to distribute programs lasting up to an hour. Its the latest instance in which Instagram has ripped a page from a rivals playbook in an effort to preserve its status a cool place BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTSHIGHLIGHTS | 3 SEBRING „ In Highlands County, resources exist to help people move toward a dream job. 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Which organization should a job seeker go to for help? SFSC focuses more on the career development of people attending the college while CareerSource Heartland provides services to residents of Highlands County. However, the workshops held at the college campus are open to anyone. Our services are paid for by tax dollars. Theres no cost By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERCOURTESY PHOTOSLes Wood from CareerSource Hear tland provides one-on-one assistance to job seekers. Wood assists people on the computers as the y develop their resumes and search for jobs in the job banks. Dress for Success at SFSC oers free business clothing for people to wear for interviews. This service is primarily for students at the college, veterans and people who have been referred by social service agencies. JOB | 2SEBRING „ Having outgrown his “rst location and more than doubling the number of vehicles on the lot, Ken Anderson is amazed with the growth of Dollar Smart Car Mart in less than two years. Im astonished that what has happened in such a short time,Ž Anderson said. The people that have become friends, AllStar (Car Sales) next door and Danny McPhail down the street, have both been great mentors for us. Weve made a commitment to sell only cars $10,000 and under, so we are not in direct competition with them,Ž he added. Dollar Smart is at 2661 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring. It is open six days a week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The car business is the last place Anderson thought of being in now. He had previously worked in real estate development that included selling manufactured homes. However, Anderson had to do look for a new career after, as he said, the housing market DOLLAR SMART CAR MART By BILL ROGERSCORRESPONDENTDoubling the business in two years BILL ROGERS/CORRESPONDENTThe sta at Dollar Smart Car Mart includes, from left, Crystal Anderson, Ken Anderson, Jim Neely and Brian Anderson.CAR| 2


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 turned bad.Ž Anderson said he came to Sebring about seven years ago because of family. He said he did something that probably was ill-advised and that is buy a car, “x it up and sell it. He said he did that a few times and eventually established a relationship with a dealership in Jacksonville. Through a network of friends and people that knew both Anderson and those at the dealership, he got a very good deal on rentŽ for a place on Kenilworth Boulevard. After receiving his dealers license in December 2016, Anderson said he started with four or “ve cars. He said that the lot on Kenilworth was able to hold between 20 and 22 vehicles but as it turned out that was not going to be enough space. We couldnt accommodate the number of cars that we were selling on our lot,Ž he said. We just needed more room.Ž An opportunity came along that he wasnt expecting. Anderson said he was approached by someone regarding the property on U.S. 27, and they negotiated a lease with an option to buy. Some other friends in the business had told him that if anybody could make this place work it would be me and Crystal,Ž Anderson said, referring to his wife. We now have anywhere from 40 to 50 cars at any given time.Ž Anderson said if he did an analysis of the inventory the average age is between 2005 to 2008 and the average mileage is 60,000 to 160,000. We do have some very, very nice cars here that are 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 that were still able to offer with low mileage under $10,000,Ž he said. They put an emphasis on having the car ready and meeting the expectations of the buyer. He said that they also try to do something that is a surprise for the customer such as providing a full tank of gas. Each vehicle goes through a thorough checklist that includes lights, power steering, ”uids, battery, air conditioning, wipers and even tire nuts. He said they have three mechanics working in three bays in the new location. Dollar Smart only services its own vehicles. He said that the business is not open to the public as a garage. The purpose for having our own service department is so we can keep our costs down, so we can re”ect better prices to the public,Ž he said. Anderson said he thinks the business has grown so fast is because they take extremely good careŽ of their customers. Anderson said there is no dealer fee at Dollar Smart. The customer pays the price of the car, plus tax, title and tag. A lot of people seem to appreciate that,Ž Anderson added, noting there are other places that will charge $600, $700, $800. They didnt know about until you get in and sign the papers.Ž Financing is available. Credit is not a requirement and bad credit is not an obstacle,Ž he said. The telephone number is 863-304-8350. Anderson can be reached on his cell phone at 863-273-4505. Dollar Smart has a Facebook page. CARFROM PAGE 1to get a resume revised. We “nd out what skills people have that will transfer to the jobs that are available now, and we provide one-on-one assistance to people who need resume help,Ž Donna Doubleday, president/CEO of CareerSource Heartland, said. The organization also offers mock interviews that give job seekers practice answering dif“cult questions and gaining con“dence in their interview skills. I found the program to be extremely bene“cial. It reinforced how to design a resume and cover letter geared towards the job being applied for,Ž Leslie Deese, who used the services at CareerSource Heartland, said. Also, there was practice in interviewing. When I “nished, I left with con“dence in how to search for the right job.Ž Some of the funding for CareerSource Heartland is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which provides “nancial help for those who need help attaining self-suf“ciency. People who meet their criteria may receive assistance with tuition and books. CareerSource Heartland has a list of approved training providers, including SFSC, Indian River State College and other training centers, to help people train for in-demand jobs, such as commercial drivers, industrial machinery mechanics, nurses and welders. Although some people may desire to go back to school for a speci“c program, others may be more interested in on-the-job training, and CareerSource Heartland can direct them toward employers who are open to this option. The organization will also help people register for job banks. People are often unaware that there are specialized job banks for trucking companies and medical personnel,Ž Doubleday said. SFSC encourages employers to come directly to its campus and meet their students. We open our campus to employers who would like to promote job opportunities to our students via free Featured Employer events,Ž Colleen Rafatti, director of the Career Development Center, said. Those businesses work with us to set up a table display in a prominent area on campus and speak with students who have an interest to provide information and answer questions. When we schedule these, we promote the upcoming event to students via our internal platforms and with posters around the campus,Ž Rafatti said. According to Rafatti, another service the college provides is the ability to create a free account in College Central Network, a nationwide database that provides local, statewide, and national job listings, internship opportunities, and online tools for creating resumes, cover letters and electronic portfolios. This is available to anyone, by appointment. One major hurdle awaiting SFSC graduates and others transitioning to the workforce is affording business-appropriate clothing for job interviews,Ž Rafatti said. In todays competitive employment market, showing up for an interview with the wrong attire can cost an applicant a chance at landing a good job. Many local college students come from low-income families and lack the ability to purchase interview-appropriate clothing.Ž The Dress for Success program focuses on providing clothing to SFSC students, veterans and people who have been referred by social services agencies. According to Rafatti, clothing is stocked for a diverse range of sizes, and ranges from workplace casual (slacks, khakis, blouses, and polo or golf shirts) all the way to traditional business professional (suits, dresses, button-down shirts and ties, blouses, and skirts). Goodwill and consignment shops offer affordable solutions for people who do not qualify for the Dress for Success program. Women can purchase a dress from Goodwill for just $5.98, and men can purchase pants for $4.98 and dress shirts for $4.98. People can “nd clothing for interviews for less than $10, and the career services offered by SFSC and CareerSource Heartland are free. Job seekers can “nd their dream jobs while spending very little money thanks to the numerous resources available in Highlands County. For more information, visit CareerSource Heartland at 5901 U.S. 27 #1 in Sebring or call 863-385-3672. The Career Development Center is in Building B on the SFSC campus; job seekers can also call 863-382-6900 ext. 7410.JOBFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODress for Success oers free clothing for men and women who are students at SFSC and other people in need. Slim Down For Summer! lOSE 20 lbs iN 40 DAYS gUARANTEED! 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Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 borrow; doing this can make the debt feel more real, personal “nance experts say. And having that information accessible will help organize repayment planning and your postgrad budget, says Vince Shorb, CEO of the National Financial Educators Council. Shorb suggests creating a “le that includes lender information, loan amounts, interest rates, dates when payments will begin and payment amounts. To estimate what youll pay each month, use a student loan calculator.Stick to a spending planThink of a college spending plan as a shortterm strategy for your money. Its more ”exible than a traditional budget and factors in money available only after tuition, fees, room and board are funded. Your spending plan could look like this: Say you have $1,000 for a 15-week semester and you know youll be making one trip home at Thanksgiving that costs $200. That leaves $800, or $53 per week for extras. A spending plan shows how overspending one week will leave you with a cash shortage the next week. Even a $50 shortfall can feel stressful, says J. Michael Collins, faculty director for the Center for Financial Security at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Youre doing this plan to create ways to reduce the stress you have on yourself, so youre not behind and trying to catch up,Ž Collins says.Consider paying student loan interest nowStudent loan payments typically begin when your grace period ends, six months after leaving school. But for all except subsidized federal loans, interest builds daily and is added to the total amount you owe when payment begins. If your spending plan allows, you can lessen your total debt by making monthly interest payments while youre in school. Or send a lump sum interest payment before the grace period ends.Build credit for the futureCreditworthiness is key to getting approved when you rent an apartment or apply to get a credit card, auto loan or home loan. The sooner you start building credit, the longer your history will be. Theres a risk with credit cards if you dont repay the debt, but you shouldnt be afraid to get one, says Bryan Hoynacke, assistant director of “nancial wellness in the student wellness center at Ohio State. If you dont have a credit card, you dont learn how to use it with lower “nancial stakes,Ž Hoynacke says. As long as you pay your bills on time, using a card will help your credit. To get a credit card, you need to be 21 or have a co-signer or an income. Another option is to become an authorized user on someone elses card, like a parent. But before you get any card, read the “ne print, including speci“cs about its annual percentage rate. If theres a big zero percent APR sign pulsing in front of you, you are going to want to “gure out how long that zero percent lasts,Ž says Sean Stein Smith, CPA and an assistant professor at Lehman College in Bronx, New York. Find the interest rate that will be applied to any outstanding balance after the no-interest introductory period.Steer clear of financial predatorsFinancial predators come in all shapes, so avoiding them often comes down to trusting your gut: If a transaction seems shady, dont do it. Some red ”ags are easy to spot, such as toogood-to-be-true deals or pressure to send money fast. Other scammers are harder to avoid, such as credit card thieves. Defend your money by automating fraud alerts from your bank and credit card company to let you know about unusual purchases. Anna Helhoski is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: Twitter: @ AnnaHelhoski.COLLEGEFROM PAGE 1for young people share and view content.Trump meets with lawmakers about ZTE deal opposed in SenateWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump has met with lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. ZTE is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive technologies to North Korea and Iran. The administration announced an agreement with ZTE earlier this month but has run into opposition in Congress.Over 100 arrested in another largescale immigration raidTOLEDO, Ohio „ The second large-scale immigration raid in Ohio in two weeks is part of the Trump administrations growing crackdown. More than 100 workers were arrested Tuesday at a meatpacking plant. Of“cials say the investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally and used fake identities. Most of the workers arrested were from Guatemala.Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy adMOSCOW „ Burger King says its sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer as sexist and demeaning. Burger King took the announcement off its social media accounts in Russia and apologized for being clearly offensive.Ž „ The Associated PressHIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1 Darden 4Q results top Street as Americans hit restaurantsORLANDO, Fla. „ Darden Restaurants fourth-quarter topped Wall Street expectations, buoyed by strong sales at most of its restaurants. Darden appears to be capitalizing on Americans appetite for eating out. Even though gas prices are climbing, Americans spent more at bars and restaurants in May, with sales up 1.3 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Americans seem to be highly con“dent about the economy, buoyed by steady job gains, an unemployment rate at an 18-year low and Trump administration tax cuts. For the three months ended May 27, Darden „ the owner or Olive Garden and other restaurants „ earned $174.5 million, or $1.39 per share. A year earlier, the Orlando, Florida-based company earns $123.8 million, or 98 cents per share. Thats 4 cents better than what analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research predicted. Shares surged more than 9 percent before the opening bell on Thursday. Revenue increased to $2.13 billion from $1.93 billion, beating the $2.12 billion that Wall Street expected. Sales at Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants open at least a year both rose 2.4 percent in the quarter. At Eddie Vs, the “gure jumped 3.6 percent and at The Capital Grille the metric climbed 2.6 percent. Yard House, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze also reported sales growth. For “scal 2018, Darden Restaurants Inc. earned $596 million, or $4.73 per share, on revenue of $8.08 billion. Going forward, the company anticipates “scal 2019 earnings of $5.40 to $5.56 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet are looking for earnings of $5.41 per share.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis June 27, 2016, le photo shows an Olive Garden restaurant, a Darden brand, in Methuen, Mass. Darden Restaurants, Inc. reports nancial results on Thursday, June 21, 2018. 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? 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The chief selling point: The property was set up for vacation home rentals. And the buyer is eager to continue that business. We see more investors who are looking to do things this way,Ž said Dorfman, who works for Native Realty. I call them the savvy investor.Ž On a grander scale, home sharing is becoming an attractive option for South Florida developers who are installing liberal rental programs for would-be residential owners, including partnerships with Airbnb, the third-party booking company, and Pillow, a short-term rental management service that serves as property manager and listing expert for residents. Historically speaking, a lot of people have had their second homes here since before the internet,Ž said Tom Martinelli, public policy manager for Airbnb in the Southeast. If its a home or in a multi-family building, owners are getting smart to optimize their assetŽ so they can retire earlier or make additional income. Developers are seeing these trends and catering to this market as well,Ž Martinelli said. But traditional hotel operators take a dim view of the home-sharing phenomenon, particularly through the increased use of multi-unit properties. They assert that the business distorts the playing “eld in the favor of Airbnb and its homeowner partners. Home sharing, they argue, has ballooned into a full-blown, multimillion dollar business, and is no longer just a side hustle for moms and pops in search of extra income. These are not people bringing someone into their spare bedroom to make a few extra bucks,Ž said Troy Flanagan, vice president of government affairs/industry relations for the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Youre seeing the conversion of residential quality of life into a tourist hotel,Ž he said. Thats something the local governments have to take a close look at.Ž A 13-city study by the hotels arm of CBRE, a national real estate services “rm, leaves no doubt that the homeshare business is booming, driven in large part by multi-unit residential complexes. The study „ which included Miami and tracked the numbers of hosts, units and revenue between October 2014 and September 2016 „ found that revenue generated year over year by Airbnb hosts almost doubled in 2016. And the multi-unit hosts were the fastest growing segment of the business in terms of numbers of hosts, units and revenue generated in 2016, the study found. Hoteliers argue that many home-share operators dont register with their cities as required, dont collect and pay tourist and sales taxes, and dont follow rules of the road set by local governments. But Airbnb says it is making a proactive effort to collect taxes through agreements it has struck with counties and states. On June 8, it announced that it delivered more than $12 million in tax revenue to Broward and Miami-Dade counties during the “rst year of tax collection agreements with both jurisdictions. The agreements were signed in April 2017. Palm Beach County does not have a collection agreement with Airbnb. Around the country, some local governments are taking drastic actions against home-share operators. Last week, the Boston City Council voted to forbid investors from engaging in home sharing, triggering a bitter rebuke from Airbnb. The new ordinance unfortunately creates a system that violates the privacy of our hosts, and prevents Boston families from making much-needed extra income in one of the countrys most expensive cities,Ž said Airbnb spokeswoman Crystal Davis in a statement. After Airbnb came on the scene, many local governments created ordinances mandating the registration of operators and rules of conduct. Miami Beach is looking to impose tougher requirements on how properties are advertised. Fort Lauderdale is considering additions to an existing code that governs vacation rentals. According to the city, the majority of complaints received by its staff stem from noise, parking and the number of people who occupy rental units at any given time. In a set of recommendations issued last month, the staff urged that the maximum number of occupants approved by the city should be included in vacation rental lease agreements. It also recommended that guests of rental occupants be required to leave the premises by 9 p.m., or go indoors. The commission has yet to act on the recommendations. South Florida developers who allow multi-unit owners to engage in short-term leasing say there is a rising demand for home-sharing among owners. Besides, they say, their partnerships with Airbnb actually ensure that local rules are followed and that taxes are collected. David Arditi, founding principal of Aria Development Group, developer of the YotelPad project, said his highrises home-sharing option is an outgrowth of Miamis diversity. We acknowledged that, especially in downtown Miami, a large part of the ownership universe is not local,Ž he said. It resides outof-state and overseas. Absentee owners use their home several months over the years, and the ability to offer the buyer universe a ”exible rental option is ideal. We know people want it. We know people like it. We said, Why not be proactive about it?Ž In our case, owners will have the ability to have their home professionally managed and administered through a program through Yotel or agents or services like Airbnb,Ž he said. Harvey Hernandez, founder and owner of Newgard, and a co-founder of Niido, asserted that his “rms partnership with Airbnb is a way to ensure that local rules governing rentals are enforced. In addition to Newgards home-sharing project in Kissimmee, The Gale Residences Fort Lauderdale Beach is being marketed as a ”exible livingŽ complex with a managed rental program that encourages tie-ins with Airbnb. Its a way of allowing the activity in our properties and provides the opportunity to our tenants to basically monetize that asset that they lease from us when theyre not using it,Ž Hernandez said. Instead of “ghting the activity, we are controlling it.Ž Were ƒ making sure the municipalities get their taxes, and making sure everybody registers,Ž Hernandez said If anything, we see ourselves as a solution to the problem.ŽBy DAVID LYONSSUN SENTINELHistorically speaking, a lot of people have had their second homes here since before the internet. If its a home or in a multi-family building, owners are getting smart to optimize their assetŽ„ Tom Martinelli, public policy manager for Airbnb in the Southeast.


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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 LEGAL NOTICES INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATI O N T O 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. 18-045 Sale of Surplus County Owned Properties Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website:, 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 16, 2018 at which time they will be opened. The P ublic is invited to attend this meeting. T he 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 volves every aspect of the Board' s functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL June 24; July 1, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : M ac kli n Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 7/5/2018 at 8:00 AM at 1002 W Cornell St, Avon Park, FL 33825 pur suant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Macklin Transport re serves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1G2JB12F527259720 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE SE June 24, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean CDL and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 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 Housekeeper/Asst/Errand Person needed. 20-40 hrs/wk. Hourly, bonus +gas $$! Text229-938-8514 for interview. Lake Placid Roofing CompanySeeking RoofersFT or PTSales AssociateCall863-202-1495 HELPWANTED2001 Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 ADVERTISE! 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) 7732161. Positions ope n until filled. L oca l C ommun i ty A ssoc. h as o pening for PT FL Cert. Community Association Mgr. Send resume to CCS POA, 4600 Haw Branch Rd., Sebring FL 33875 Maintenance TechnicianFlynn Management Corporation has an excellent opportunity at our Thornbury Apartment community for a PT Maintenance person 25 hrs. per week. Apply in person at 31 Chelsea St. Lake Placid, call 863-465-4526 or send resume to 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 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. HELPWANTED2001 SOCIOLOGY INSTRUCTOR (FT) Application review begins: 7/10/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO ADMISSIONS, RECORDS, AND REGISTRATION SPECIALIST, (FT) Application deadline: 7/1/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF. 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 HELP WANTEDPOLICE OFFICERCITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLThe City of Bowling Green is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. The successful applicant must possess a current Florida certification and fulfill the hiring prerequisites as set forth by the department, which includes a thorough background investigation and drug screening. The position will remain open until filled. To obtain an a pplication, please contact Captain Brett Dowden or Chief John Scheel at (863)3752255 or you may obtain one in person at 104 E. Main St. The police department offers competitive pay and benefits and an active, challenging work environment. The City of Bowling Green is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. FT T ruc k D r i ver~ A von P ar k HS 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 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 HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 42 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus, blueberries & peaches, 08-06-18 to 05-31-19. The employer is Statewide Harvesting & Hauling, Inc. Workers w ill be paid $11.29 per hour depending on crop activity. Workers may be paid piece rates based on production, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour rate. Worksites are located in DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlan ds, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie Counties, Florida. Employer will provide trans portation to all groves from the designated pick-up location. Em ployer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 of the hours of the work period. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job du ties wi thout charge to th e worker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting distances, reason able transportation and subsis tence expenses will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this job at the Florida One-Stop Career Center office located at 500 E. Lake Howard Drive, Winte r Haven, F L 33881 (863)-508-1100 using j ob listing number FL10714409. PROFESSIONAL2010 Home Design DraftsmanWanted~Experience in Chief Architect Software preferred but not required. Submit resumes: or 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 S ebring Insurance Agency Opening for a 220 or 440 Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30 Bilingual preferred. Must have transportation. Email resume:sebringinsurance@gmail.comor drop off at: 3019 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring. 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 MEDICAL2030 Residential Assistants NeededNo Experience NecessaryWe will Train All Shifts Available In Sebring and Avon ParkApply at4352 Independence St. Avon ParkEOE/Drug Free Workplace GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. MEDICAL2030 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 EmployClassified! Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 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: 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 J ourneyman El ectr i c i an W anted~Min. 3 yrs exp. Resi dentail, Commerical, Govt. rate work. Call Amy 863-386-0491 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 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 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 C lubhouse Rentals:For Parties, Meetings etc! Wkday dis counts! Sebring Hills Assoc.863-253-9142 or 863-458-0867


Sunday, June 24, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7 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 PERSONALS3020 Tall, slim, nice looking & healthy senior male seeking to meet a nice lady. PO Box 1653 Lake Placid FL 33862 LOST& FOUND3090 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 Reward!!! Lost Boston Terrier~Last seen 6/12 on US Hwy 27 near Palmdale. 309-238-7982 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~ 8 a3 p F r i S un at 619A S. Orange St. New/Used furn., beauty, dishes, clothes, perfume & walkers. GARAGE SALES6014 Donna Collins Estate Sales June 22, 23, 24 Fri, Sat, Sun Rain or Shine 8am to 4pm Daily 749 Bryce Street, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Noritake, glassware, stemware rack, table with 6, butcher block carts, small appliances, chest freezer, dresser & chest with headboard, commercial type office & computer, furniture, drawer storage pieces, antique clocks, vintage doll house & furnishings, file & stereo cabinet, wood love seat w/removabl e cushions, matching sleep sofa & recliner, country decor, nice knives, large & small power tools, wine making, garden & hand tools, electronics, loudspeakers, some ham radio interest including books, fiberglass dock box, arc welder, rolling weld/work table, anvil, vice. As always Sunday is 1/2 price day on items marked $1 or more.Pictures & more details at SEWING6026 Quilting Frame~ manual, long arm. $100. 863-658-1566 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 A rea R ug, contemporary sty l e, 9 9Ž x 8 10Ž, in good cond., normal wear, very well made & durable, $75.00-715-559-7215 FURNITURE6035 B e d rm f urn~ K at h y I re l an d dresser w/mirror, chest (5 dwr) & 2 end tables. Lgt wood. Nice rental furn! Also avail: SS hood vent. All 4 $225. 352-212-9217 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 NEEDCASH? Loveseat~ La-Z-Y Boy reclining, gray. Good cond. $500. 863-414-2980 Sealy Poster Pedic Qn Mattress, boxspring & frame, like new, only used in quest room, pd $2,000, sell for $500,paperwork incl., 863-214-8759 S ofa & Loveseat, Thomasville w/pillows, $425 OBO, smoke free, gd cond. (863) 605-1706 S o f a, l oveseat & rec li ner~ a ll polyester suede. 5 kickouts. $500; will trade for nice bedroom suite. 863-655-1762. COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 HP 17 3 L aptop N ote b oo k Wi n 10, 6 GB memory, 750 GB HD, $195, 863-257-0993. ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cast & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 Sebring Antiques Close Out Drastic reductions on merch Going out of business!6205 US 27 S. 863-991-4667 FIREARMS6131 Remington 1100~12ga semi auto shotgun. $635.863-655-3544 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 4 S o l ar P ane l s 4 x 10 i ncludes piping, $435.00, 863655-3544 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 C haise Lounges (2) 7 2 L, 24W, 14H, matching table, 24L, 16W, 14H, wrought iron, rust proof, brown, striped poly cushions, $199 obo, 863-414-3560 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Drill Press, Ryobi, 1 0 Ž, 5 speed, runs like new, $60.00 863-201-9142 G enerator, 175 0 watts, 6 .5 HP portable, only 98 hrs on it, $155.00 715-829-5905 DOGS6233 Y or ki e P upp i es~ 3(M) c h oco late & chocolate partyŽ CKC reg w/full reg & FL health cert., vet checked & microchip. $1,200 & up 863-243-0902 PET ADOPTION6238 Ki ttens(4) bl ac k 7 w k s o ld Free to good home. 863-4650558 APPLIANCES6250 Freezer~ Frigidaire 17.3 cu ft upright, White. $180. 727-430-3491 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Kitchen Appliances~ Fridge 33Ž side by side w/ice maker $200; glass top stove, $150; dishwasher, microwave, $50 ea. All off white. 863-658-2303 Ki tc h en A pp li ances~ R e f r i gerator (w/ice maker) stove, microwave & dishwasher. $400863-471-0655 MISCELLANEOUS6260 2 Burial Plots~ Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park. Cost $4,590 selling for $3,500. 863-449-0654 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.,or 744 US Hwy 27 N., Venus, FL 33960. 305-216-8452 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 Wanted to Buy Mid 60s Volkswagen Beetle. 814-282-9217 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! T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! TOYOTA7210 2006 Toyota Avalon LTD122,905 mi., fully loaded, 6 cyl, auto, AC, leather, $6,000. 954-562-4757 AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! 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 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2008 Montego Bay C amper 36, 3 slides, W/D & generator. Stored inside, exc. condition! $20k. 863-443-2448 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! The government created the public service loan forgiveness program with a simple premise: Take a job to help the greater good and get some debt relief down the road. In reality, the process of getting that promised relief has been neither simple nor forgiving. A confusing set of rules and servicers who provided misleading or incorrect information left many people perplexed by the process and denied forgiveness. This is one of those well-intentioned programs that has made millions of peoples heads spin,Ž said Rohit Chopra, a Federal Trade Commissioner and student loan expert. The program was designed to encourage people to take jobs in teaching, social work, public health or other positions that typically require higher education but pay modest wages. To avoid “nancially crippling these workers, the government would forgive the balance of certain federal student loans after they worked full time for at least 10 years for a government or not-for-pro“t organization and, during that time, made 120 monthly qualifying payments. The program was established in 2007, so the initial round of forgiveness was supposed to begin in fall of 2017, but very few people have made it through. The US Department of Education said that at last count, about 16,000 applications have been submitted for loan forgiveness but fewer than 1,000 people are expected to be eligible to receive that debt forgiveness in the “scal year ending Sept. 30. Things became so problematic that the U.S. Department of Education announced last month that Congress made $350 million available for borrowers to be reconsidered for forgiveness if they had already been denied. So if you are trying to navigate this process, heres some help:The basicsTo begin, educate yourself on the basics requirements: you need to have the right kind of loan, the right kind of job and right kind of repayment plan (and payments). Anything less than all of these and youll be rejected. Check out the U.S. Department of Educations website at publicservice for more information.The loanYou must have a federal direct loan to qualify. Other popular ways to borrow „ such as a Perkins loan, Federal Family Education loan or through a private lender „ do not qualify. If you have federal loans that do not qualify, you can consolidate them into a direct consolidation loan. But beware, that starts the clock anew on the 120 monthly payments needed to garner forgiveness. If you dont know what type of federal student loans you have, log into to “nd out.The jobWhat counts as qualifying employment trips people up, said Adam Minsky, a lawyer who specializes in student loans. You must work full time, which is based on your employers de“nition of full-time or at least 30 hours per week, whichever is greater. If you have multiple jobs, you can meet the requirement if you work a combined average of 30 hours per week. It is your employer „ not your job „ that determines whether you meet standards for qualifying employment. Employment with a government organization at any level „ federal, state, local or tribal „ counts. Serving as a full-time AmeriCorps or Peace Corps volunteer also quali“es. It gets a little trickier when it comes to notfor-pro“ts. If you work for a not-for-pro“t that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue 501c3 rules, you are “ne. Otherwise, the not-forpro“t quali“es only if their primary purpose is to provide qualifying public service,Ž which is a list of 12 different services. To clear up any confusion, you can “le an employer certi“cation form each year. Its not required but it will help determine if your employer is quali“ed, help with record keeping and head off any problems early. ON THE MONEYHow to navigate confusing govt loan forgiveness programBy SARAH SKIDMORE SELLTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS(863) 531-0058 712 U.S. 27 S., Lake Placid, FL (next to Pizza Hut) Newly Expanded! 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D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, June 24, 2018 BUSINESS NEWS BRIEFSTrump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fightWASHINGTON „ The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberries. India and Turkey have already targeted U.S. products, from rice to autos to sunscreen. And in two weeks, the United States is to start taxing $34 billion in Chinese goods. Beijing has vowed to retaliate with its own tariffs on U.S. soybeans and other farm products in a direct shot at President Donald Trumps supporters in Americas heartland.Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employeeNEW YORK „ Intel CEO Brian Krzanich is resigning after the company learned of a consensual relationship that he had with an employee. Intel said Thursday that the relationship was in violation of the companys non-fraternization policy. Chief Financial Of“cer Robert Swan will take over as interim CEO immediately. In this #MeToo era, corporate America is under intense pressure to enforce workplace policies on gender equality and sexual harassment.High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales taxWASHINGTON „ The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that affected online sales tax collection. The high court ruled to overturn those decisions.Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shockWASHINGTON „ All of the 35 largest U.S. banks are forti“ed enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday. Banks losses from credit cards increased in the latest stress tests,Ž however. The “rst round of the central banks annual stress testsŽ showed Thursday that as a group, the 35 big banks have bene“ted from a steadily recovering economy to gain strength and build up capital buffers against unexpected losses. It was the eighth annual checkup for banks.OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil pricesDALLAS „ OPEC and Russia are expected to approve raising oil production, but just how much is up in the air. The meeting comes as President Donald Trump calls prices too high, and blames the cartel. Crude prices have risen about 50 percent since OPEC and its allies agreed to cap output at the start of 2017.California utility expects to pay $2.5 billion for wildfiresSAN FRANCISCO „ A Northern California utility says it expects to pay at least $2.5 billion in connection with deadly wild“res that whipped through wine country last October. State of“cials have found that downed power lines owned by Paci“c Gas & Electric Co. started several of the blazes. PG&E warned Thursday that its liability could be much higher after California determines the cause of all the “res, which killed 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producersLOUISVILLE, Ky. „ American distilleries have watched warily as the threat of tariffs from Europe ratcheted up in recent weeks. While larger, corporate-owned facilities tend to do the most business overseas, small and mid-sized companies could be especially vulnerable to a trade war. With the European Union moving to slap tariffs on whiskey and other products on Friday, companies such as Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia fear that an extended trade war could do irreparable harm.US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.57 percentWASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, marking their third decline in the past four weeks after increasing last week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages was 4.57 percent, down from 4.62 percent last week. By contrast, the 30-year rate averaged 3.90 percent a year ago. Long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average rate on 15-year, “xedrate loans eased to 4.04 percent from 4.07 percent last week.Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokersAT&T and Verizon are both pledging to stop selling to intermediaries data that can pinpoint the location of phones. The top two U.S. wireless carriers are stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has allowed outsiders to track wireless devices without owners knowledge or consent. The carrier says some 75 third parties have been getting the location data through two California companies it sells to directly.Iran rebuffs Trumps call for OPEC to increase oil outputVIENNA „ Iran has rebuffed U.S. President Donald Trumps call on OPEC to increase production this week and limit global energy prices. The oil ministers of the OPEC cartel began arriving in Vienna on Tuesday ahead of an of“cial meeting Friday. They will also confer with Russia, a nonOPEC country that since late 2016 has cooperated with the cartel to limit production. Irans oil minister said OPEC is not an American organization.ŽBusiness leaders speak out against child separation policyDETROIT „ Business leaders are condemning the Trump administrations decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally. The Business Roundtable, a lobbying group that includes the CEOs of Walmart Inc., General Motors Co., Boeing Co. and Mastercard Inc., released a statement Tuesday urging the immediate end to the policy of separating accompanied minors from their parents.US housing starts jumped 5 pct. in May off Midwest buildingWASHINGTON „ A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department says that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of Mays construction gains came from a 62 percent jump in the Midwest, while building slumped in the Northeast, South and West.Meat 2.0? Clean meat? 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