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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 182 | $1.25 Good Morning To Marilyn Dickerson Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, July 1, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D3-4 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE KEVIN MAIN/COURTESY PHOTOLocal companies develop the reworks displays in Highlands County. adno=35850144147 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring In the Sun N Lake Professional Plaza 863-402-0094201 US Hwy 27 South, Sebring863-451-5281LAKE PLACID OFFICE OPENING SOON! Steve ReinshuttleHearing Aid Specialist BC-HIS D. J. MitchellHearing Aid Specialist Jamey BinneveldHearing A i d Spe cia list How toChoose ? BATTERY SALE!*Do e s not app l y to r echargeable b atterie s. 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The “ring of cannons fell out of fashion, but much of the merrymaking remains the same, including the tradition of eating apple pie. In a letter from John Adams to his wife, Abigail, he stated, The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America ƒ It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bon“res, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.Ž The U.S. has remembered this historic occasion just as Adams envisioned, especially with the illuminations. Fireworks are an integral part of our July 4 celebrations. However, people have not celebrated on the day that John Adams thought was most appropriate. He believed that July 2 was the correct date for the celebrations By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERFourth of July Celebrations in Highlands County see can you Oh, say KEVIN MAIN/COURTESY PHOTOFirework display companies place the reworks on barges and oat them on lakes to create impressive displays that are beautifully reected over the water. IDEAS TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS1. Watch fireworks in Highlands County. 2. Participate in the Fire Cracker 5k at Highlands Hammock as a family or ask a friend to come along. The cost is $25, and the event starts at 7:30 a.m. Register by Monday at the Ranger station or sign up at Race/FL/Sebring/21stAnnualFirecracker5K 3. Watch a patriotic revue at Highlands Little Theatre and eat a tasty lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free shows are available every hour. Lunch is available for a small fee. 4. Plan a cookout with friends and family with hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, corn or anything else that can be cooked on the grill. 5. Visit a local park for a picnic. 6. Read the actual Declaration of Independence. Find the document online at document/ 7. Explain the Declaration of Independence to younger family members or have them watch videos about it online at july-4thFIREWORKS | 9SEBRING „ Those at Wednesdays Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Legislative Review Luncheon heard a bit of campaigning. Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Zolfo Springs, joined Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, to a talk with local business leaders about recent legislation. However, as her part of the presentation dealt with agriculture and consumer protection legislation, it turned toward her candidacy for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Chamber CEO Liz Barber said Thursday that she received text messages during Grimsleys presentation. In the middle of the event, I was told I needed to get up and take her microphone,Ž Barber said in a phone interview. She didnt. She said the two complaints she got were not from members. She also said, while the Chamber does not endorse candidates, it gives members like Grimsley a chance at each meeting to speak about their business or upcoming events „ even political campaigns „ for a minute or two. In a later email conversation, Barber said the annual Legislative Review Luncheon, hosted by the Chamber and in its third year, gives Chamber members an overview of recent legislation, explains how Grimsleys Chamber talk includes campaign By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERTwo complain to Chamber director PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFSen. Denise Grimsley, R-Zolfo Springs, speaks at Wednesdays Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Legislative Review Luncheon about her work as chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and her candidacy for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. CHAMBER | 10 SEBRING „ Long-awaited federal help for citrus crop losses still hasnt arrived, but a program to provide help will soon take applications. The U.S. Department of Agricultures Farm Service Agency (FSA) will hold several meetings this week on the Wild“re Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP), the “rst step in the Hurricane Irma relief package. The closest for most Highlands County citrus growers will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center in Sebring. Other meetings will be Monday in Lake Alfred, Tuesday in LaBelle and Thursday in Fort Pierce. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of Sun Coast Media Group. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Karen Clogston, editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@ or call 863-386-5831. OFFICE Location: 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7a.m. on Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@ EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@ EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@ Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@ RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@ PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun. com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@ SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@ Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@ SEBRING „ From assistant principals to teachers to school bus drivers, the School Board of Highlands County has many positions to “ll before the start of the 2018-19 school year on Aug. 13. The district is now hiring for the following positions: € Elementary music teacher € Guidance counselor € Elementary teachers € Exceptional Student Education teachers (all levels) € Middle school (English, science, math, social science) € Family & Consumer Science teacher € Psychologist € Social worker € Speech & Language Pathologists € Physical therapist The district also has a number of school support staff openings. Fred Wild Elementary School Principal Jeannie Inagawa said she has hired two teachers and at this moment she is all hired up and fully staffedŽ for the beginning of the school year. We are fortunate right now,Ž she said. Fred Wild Elementary had just a few openings, but she was able to quickly hire after the school year ended and, we are ready,Ž Inagawa said. The district is advertising to “ll two assistant principal positions the Avon Elementary School opening has a closing date for applications of July 10 and Hill-Gustat Middle Schools closing date is July 9. Transportation Director David Solomon said the district needs about 15 more school bus drivers. We have put out hiring signs at all of our schools,Ž he said. Later on this month we do plan to put out advertisements on the radio and newspaper.Ž He doesnt want to hire too early and lose some of the drivers before the start of the school year, Solomon said. Probably within the next two weeks we will be gearing up so we can get potential drivers in and get them trained and have them ready for the school year,Ž he said.School district is now hiringBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFWhile the Highlands County School District has many openings for teachers, Fred Wild Elementary in Sebring has all its positions lled, according to Principal Jeannie Inagawa. A story on the front page of the Saturday, June 30 edition of the Highlands NewsSun had the wrong number for Senate Bill 872, the Young Farmers and Ranchers Act. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.Correction SEBRING „ A former Highlands County School District principal has been placed on a two-year probationary period of her educators certi“cate and has been issued a letter of reprimand from the Education Practices Commission. The disciplinary actions in the case of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart against Jackie Allen are noted in the “nal order of a settlement agreement that was “led June 18. Allen was in her second year as principal of Hill-Gustat Middle School when, in September 2015, she was placed on administrative leave by then superintendent Wally Cox. The letter of reprimand to Allen from the Presiding Of“cer of the Education Practices Commission Christie Gold states, By your actions, you have lessened the reputation of all who practice our profession. The profession cannot condone your action, nor can the public who employ us.Ž Gold said the reprimand letter is being placed in Allens state certi“cation “le and a copy is being sent to the School Board of Highlands County for placement in her personnel “le. The settlement agreement also calls for Allen to take a three-credit hour college level course in education ethics. After Allens removal from Hill-Gustat Middle, throughout the remainder of September and into October of 2015, numerous staff members were interviewed to support or disclaim allegations of misconduct on Allens part, according to a school district report, which was released one year later in accordance with personnel policy. A Hill-Gustat Middle School curriculum leadership team survey termed Allens leadership style as there is no leadership,Ž unprofessional/rude,Ž insincere/demeaningŽ and angry/control freak.Ž The Education Practices Commission administrative complaint offered more speci“c allegations concerning Allens behavior. Between 2014 and 2015, Allen created a hostile and intimidating work environment, according to the commissions administrative complaint. Allen, in the presence of staff and/or students, publicly belittled the assistant principalŽ on multiple occasions, the complaint states. She made condescending remarks to a clerical worker and said inappropriate comments on the personal affairs of her subordinates, the complaint adds. Allen reversed school-wide decisions regarding the students, without informing staff, the complaint added. In accordance with her annual contract as an administrator, Cox sent a non-renewal letter to Allen on April 25, 2016 to end her employment with the district. Former principal reprimanded by stateBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER ALLEN adno=3589787PUBLIC NOTICE HIGHLANDS COUNTYŽ(unincorporated areas only)* GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE€ NO SERVICE onFourth of July, Wednesday, July 4, 2018€ WEDNESDAY CollectionChanged to Thursday 7-5-18€ THURSDAY CollectionChanged to Friday 7-6-18€ FRIDAY CollectionChanged to Saturday 7-7-18 For Holiday Collection OnlyŽFor Questions Call(863) 655-0005 *This DOES NOT Pertain To City Limits of Avon Park, Sebring, and the town of Lake Placed & Cat Call for more information863-385-0161 ext. 0725 South Pine St. DOG (& CAT) DAZE OF SUMMERAccepting donations to help Highlands County Humane SocietyAccepting items until August 9, 2018NEEDED ITEMS:Mean Green, Long Commercial Garden Hoses, Mr. Clean Antibacterial Cleaner, Postage Stamps, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Mops, Brooms, Canned Cat & Dog Food & Treats, Kitty Litter, Chew Toys/Bones, Towels, Dawn Dish Soap, Bleach, Liquid Laundry Soap & Much More! 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 Leave Fido at home for fireworks showSEBRING „ Pets and their owners are often inseparable so it may be tempting to bring Fido to Independence Day picnics, parties and “reworks shows. Experts agree that the rockets red glare tends to scare the four-legged members of the family and they are better off left at home. The lights and sounds from “reworks and large crowds can make animals anxious. A nervous animal can run away or become destructive, said Allen Altvater, practice manager at Sebring Animal Hospital. Examples of destructive behavior include chewing inappropriate items or clawing through interior doors. People take their dogs everywhere these days „ Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company „ a lot of the big-box stores are now pet-friendly,Ž he said. People tend to take them with them wherever they go, so I would certainly not advise them to take them to a “reworks show.Ž A good way to determine how your animal will react to “reworks is to compare it to their reaction to thunderstorms. Most people who have pets with those issues pretty much know about it,Ž Altvater said. In Florida, we have thunderstorms all the time, and so most people know when they have special needs pets. If thunder scares your pets, then obviously, the “reworks will also. Most of the pets will be OK.Ž Altvater said cats normally handle the “reworks and thunderstorm noises better than dogs. He said they usually will just “nd a remote place to hide or a dark place to hunker down in. He also recommends bringing dogs inside, maybe to a laundry room or other quiet room. Include some chew toys and maybe a favorite blanket or pillow for comfort. There are many overthe-counter products and remedies for pet anxiety that Altvater knows about but has never used. Theres the Thundershirt for cats and dogs, which retails for about $35-45 online and promises to calm anxious pets, and homeopathic oral drops and sprays. He said some of those products could actually help an animal. Just like in the human line, there are homeopathic items,Ž he said. We are not going to say those things dont work; they may be helpful. A lot of those things are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. We live in a consumer-driven world; if theres products that are out there that are harmful, usually those things get purged off the market pretty quick,Ž Altvater said. I am not saying that everything in the big-box stores are perfectly good but, generally they are not going to last out there on the market if theyre known to create problems.Ž Tranquilizers may be needed in some cases. We have a handful of animals that are on either anxiety medicine, a lot of those are by prescription. The doctors will have to see the pets to make sure its appropriate. We de“nitely wouldnt advise self-medicating,Ž he said. This isnt something when you think, Oh, my dogs got issues and I need to put him on something. They need to make sure that there isnt some other issue that would create a complication. The doctor would want to examine the dog and try to get a pretty good background from the client to ensure it is something that is warranted for them. The majority of our pets dont need anything,Ž Altvater said. No one is denying the dangers to people and animals when it comes to “reworks. Vice President of Phantom Fireworks William Weimer gave some tips on keeping Fido calm and healthy this Fourth of July. He wrote: € Distract pets with a game like fetch. € Close windows and doors, turn on air conditioning and television and radios for white noise. € Walk and exercise pets before the “reworks start. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation urges pet owners to keep animals at home also, not to give them table scraps or get near a hot grill, and always provide shade and lots of water. In case an animal should run off or get loose, they recommend the pet should have an ID tag on, be micro-chipped and the owner should have a current picture. Pet owners are not done with their responsibilities after the last “rework ”ash and boom of the night. Owners should scour the animals yard and play areas to ensure there are no remnants of “recrackers or metal sparklers to step on. More safety information is available at KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER KIM LEATHERMAN /STAFF Kittens handle the reworks better than their canine counterparts. They will nd a spot to curl up in or a dark place to hide. FILE PHOTOThis cute pup may need a little TLC when the reworks begin in earnest on Independence Day. 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESBetty Louise BassittA memorial service will be held for Betty Louise Bassitt at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, July 1) at Union Congregational with Pastor Bill Breylinger of“ciating. Arrangements with Fountain Funeral Home.Dorothy L. DeVossDorothy L. DotŽ DeVoss, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Placid, Florida. She was born on Feb. 4, 1926 to the late George and Blanche (Murphy) Dickey in Wapello, Iowa. She had been a resident of Highlands County, Florida since 1999 coming from Iowa. Dorothy had been a clerk at the Crescent Dry Cleaners in Davenport, Iowa for 40 years before her retirement. She had been a member of the American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid and the Elks, as well as the VFW. She was a great dancer, enjoyed the outdoors planting and tending ”owers. She loved and celebrated holidays either by decorating or wearing costumes or both. She especially loved her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by 11 nieces and nephews, Sharon Stanger of Iowa, Fred Dickey of Arizona, Richard, Tom and Larry Dickey all of Iowa, Carol Pigg of Iowa, Andrea Shields of Iowa, Deanna Klinkenberg of Iowa, Suzie Ricketts of Lake Placid, Florida and Dennis Ricketts of Iowa. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Trudy Ricketts, and special friends, Julie and Tony Carey. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard DeVoss; her sisters, Hazel, Helen, Evelyn and Lelia; and her brothers, Fred, Clem, Earl and Joe. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 25, 1490 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852 for The Honor Flight. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at H. PattersonJanet H. Patterson died at home on June 23, 2018. She was born on Sept. 29, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama to Samuel J. Harris and Janet M. Harris. She was a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women and worked for years with the physically handicapped, originally as a pioneering driving instructor for those with severe spinal cord injuries and ultimately as a case manager for those with traumatic brain injury and other physical disabilities. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer M. Carpenter, and survived by her daughter, Janet H. Shields of Hayesville, North Carolina; brother, Samuel J. Harris Jr. of Pinson, Alabama; and husband, Arthur S. Patterson. Janet was a strong, courageous, determined, and loving individual who gave of herself to help others. She will be missed by all who knew her. Janet requested that any donations in her name be made to the New Testament Church and Mission in Sebring, Florida or the Key West Humane Society. There will be a graveside service held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSChampion for Children nominationsSEBRING „ The 19th annual Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at Grace Bible Church in Sebring. The awards dinner and ceremony celebrates and recognizes community members who have dedicated their lives to impacting children. The community is invited to nominate a child advocate. Nominations are due by Monday. Contact the Champion for Children Foundation for details at 863-382-2905 or ChampionforChildren. org. Highlands tea party meetingSEBRING „ The Highlands Tea Party will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. Dinner at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Zolfo Springs. Agricultural flea marketLAKE PLACID Ecoventure LLC presents an agricultural flea market from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, 111 South Sun N Lakes Blvd. in Lake Placid. This is a free community event. For information, call Jacques or Yvette at 305-255-1114 or 305-469-4769. Please RSVP, space is limited. Flag retirement ceremonyAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have an Independence Day Flag Retirement Ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 69, 1301 W. Bell St. in Avon Park. Fourth of July celebrationLAKE PLACID The American Legion Post 25 will have a Fourth of July Celebration at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the post in Lake Placid. A barbecue dinner and festivities honor Vietnam veterans. Dennis & Wendy will perform at 4:30 p.m. It is open to the public. For information, call 863-465-0975. Summer cookout on tapSEBRING Emmanuel Church of Christ will hold a summer cookout from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 6, 3115 Hope St. (corner of Hope Street and Hammock Road). Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, dessert and sweet tea. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance. Dine-in or carry-out. The public is welcome. For information or tickets, call 863-471-1999.VFW catfish, shrimp dinnerAVON PARK The VFW Post 9853 will serve a catfish and shrimp dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Includes choice of potato salad, French fries and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smokefree dining room. Open to the public. Smart driver classSEBRING The next AARP Smart Driver class will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St. in Sebring. To register, call Mary Jane Lloyd at 863-452-0335.Christmas in July setLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Lake Placid Elks Lodge, 200 E. CR 621. Lunch, which costs $12, is grilled chicken with alfredo sauce. RSVP on or before July 9. For information, call 863-465-4331 or visit Ask-a-lawyer clinic setSEBRING Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. will hold a free ask-alawyer clinic for low income individuals from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Sebring Public Library, 319 W. Center Ave. To be screened for eligibility and to secure a consultation, call Sheena Robinson at 863-688-7376, Ext. 3018 by Tuesday, July 10. Princess Day at dance studioSEBRING Extreme Dance Studio will have its 2018 Princess Summer Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Extreme Dance Studio, 253 US 27 N. in Sebring (same plaza as Five Guys). Cost is $65 and is for ages 3-6. Lunch and snacks provided. For more information, call 863-386-5425. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Karen Clogston Editor Rob Kearly Circulation Director 5 € The Capital Gazette, Annapolis (Maryland) June 28, 2018 Rob Hiaasen John McNamara Gerald Fischman Wendi Winters Rebecca Smith 11 € Afghanistan 2 € Brazil 3 € Colombia 2 € Guatemala 3 € India 1 € Iraq 1 € Liberia 5 € Mexico 1 € Nicaragua 1 € Pakistan 2 € Palestinian Territory 2 € Philippines 1 € Slovak Republic 5 € Syria 4 € YemenSince Jan. 1, 2018 there have been 49 journalists killed while performing their jobs. Information obtained from Committee to Protect Journalists. This space is dedicated to remembering the journalists who have lost their lives since Jan. 1, 2018 while doing their job to keep readers informed. The numbers represent those who have been killed in each country. We are saddened by the unnecessary loss of life on June 28 in Annapolis, Maryland. The news came across the proverbial wire and it rocked our country and our industry to the core. Yet again, lives were ended simply because people were doing their jobs. Personally, my heart goes out to those “ve fellow newspaper professionals and their families who know more suffering today than I can begin to write. In what appears to be a revenge type rampage, “ve people were gunned down and died mercilessly. We yet again feel the sting of a deranged individuals method of getting even. I am not going to go on a political rant about guns, gun control, the NRA, or anything of the political fall-out that accompanies these events. I will simply say what I believe, Guns dont kill people either randomly or intentionally; people do.Ž The Constitution affords citizens the right to bear arms. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,Ž so says amendment two of the constitution. The laws on obtaining those arms certainly need to be looked at more closely and more regulation is going to have to go into effect. Lets face it folks, there are a whole lot more unstable people in our country than there were in the latter part of the 17th century. We need change in the distribution process. Just as the Constitution allows us to bear arms, it guarantees us freedoms of speech, to assemble peacefully and yes freedom of the press. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,Ž the First Amendment of the Constitution so reads. The irony here is that newspapers exercise the 1st Amendment right to support the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution routinely and yet are attacked by citizens with guns. No matter how hard you try, you just cant anticipate this stuff, however, there may have been signs. We will know more as the investigation unfolds. The news came across the proverbial wire and it rocked our country and our industry to the core. In this country every caring citizen reels with news such as we saw on Thursday. Every political pundit uses these things to begin spinning some rhetoric or another and tomorrow comes for those not directly affected. For those in this business of reporting the facts to ever increasing volatile communities we trudge on, we watch over local governments, we grieve with you when there is tragedy and we continue to search for solutions when there seems as if there are none The news occurred right at their own newspaper, it rocked our country and our industry to the core and the Capital Gazette staff covered their own story, met their deadlines and produced a paper the next day. Today, a teary-eyed staff at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, delivered a newspaper that told the story of mayhem, death and sorrow. The Highlands News-Sun salutes those souls that left us too soon and the shocked and saddened staff for carrying on the duties of a newspaper. We mourn with you today. Tim Smolarick is publisher of the Highlands News-Sun and the Highlands Sun. He can be reached via email at tim.smoarlick@highlandsnewssun.comWe mourn with Annapolis Tim SmolarickMY IMPRESSION


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The budget that goes into effect has nearly $90 billion worth of spending that includes money for schools, universities and colleges, health care programs, the states prison system. Lawmakers passed 200 bills during their annual session that ended in March.Man pleads no contest to drunken driving crashBARTOW (AP) „ A Florida man has pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter in a fatal drunken driving crash. The Ledger reports that 26-year-old Travis Wade Coats entered his plea Friday. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his Aug. 3 sentencing. Authorities say Coats was driving the wrong way on Interstate 4 in Polk County in January 2017 when he crashed head-on into Demerrio Alistaire Toblers car. Tobler died at the scene. Coats blood alcohol level measured 0.18 percent after the crash. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08 percent.UCF professor charged with stalking studentORLANDO (AP) „ Authorities say a Florida college professor stalked a student, following her around and messaging her hundreds of times a day. A University of Central Florida police report says 39-year-old Ali Borji, an assistant computer science professor, was arrested Thursday at his on-campus of“ce and charged with two misdemeanor stalking counts. The victim told police that she had met Borji last June while she was working on her Ph.D, and they dated for a short time before she decided to end it. Authorities say Borji continued to message and seek out the woman in person. The woman told police she eventually moved out of state last fall to get away from Borji. When she returned for the spring semester, she says the stalking resumed. The university says Borji has resigned and been banned from the campus. Borji was being held on $1,000 bail. Jail records didnt list an attorney.Attorney for man accused of killing 2 withdraws ORLANDO (AP) „ The defense attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police of“cer has withdrawn from the case. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Roger Weeden stepped down Friday as Markeith Loyds lead attorney. Weeden told the judge there was a misunderstanding when he was appointed. Procedural rules require lead counsel to have tried at least two death penalty cases as co-counsel, but Weeden had only tried one case twice because it ended with a mistrial the “rst time. He said he didnt want to create grounds for appeal later. Loyd asked to be represented by high-priced Miami attorney Terence Lenamon, but the judge told Loyd he doesnt get to pick his lawyer when taxpayers are paying for his defense. Authorities say Loyd killed Sade Dixon in December 2016, and then gunned down Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton while she was trying to arrest him.Pensacola Beach swimmer warned about sea licePENSACOLAL (AP) „ Florida of“cials are warning swimmers about stinging sea lice at a Florida beach. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Pensacola Beach lifeguard stands posted purple ”ags earlier this week for the presence of dangerous marine life. Water safety chief Dave Greenwood says sea lice are tiny jelly“sh larvae and jelly“sh cells that can mildly irritate a swimmers skin. He says they arent very intense and cant live outside the warm saltwater. They dont remain on a swimmers body after they leave the water. The Florida Department of Health says sea lice can cause small red bumps on a persons skin within a day of exposure. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 SEBRING „ A Sebring man purchased a bike, promising to pay the seller later. When the seller tried to collect his money, the buyers friend allegedly punched him in the eye, authorities said. William Lloyd Rook, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older. The victim sold the bike in good faith and believed the buyer would pay for the bike at a later date, the arrest report stated. However, the buyer failed to bring the money for the bike as promised, the report said, and he contacted his friend, Rook, about the attempted collection, the report stated. Rook came to the victims residence and made contact with him in the backyard. According to the victim, Rook grabbed him by the hair and hit him on his right eye with a closed “st, reports said. Of“cers noted a visible laceration on the right side of the victims eye, and his right eye was visibly swollen, the arrest report stated. Sebring man charged with battery of elderly personBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER ROOK Preliminary numbers show $156 million school budget District hopes to improve its fund balance ratioSEBRING „ The School Board of Highlands County has more budget workshops planned and will receive data from the state before finalizing its budget, but the districts preliminary 2018-19 budget totals $156.3 million. At its July 10 meeting, the School Board will vote to advertise its tentative budget, which currently shows a tax rate of 6.327 mils. That is .215 mils less than the 2017-18 tax rate for a budget that totaled $149.07 million. But, those preliminary numbers, including the tax rate, can change. Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations Mike Averyt said the district has not yet received the required local effortŽ portion of the tax rate. The Highlands County Property Appraiser certifies the tax roll to the state, and then around July 15 the state will send the required local effort to the district, he explained. Thats the number we will use at the budget hearing on July 31. We are still doing budget workshops and so it can still change before the final public hearing in September.Ž But, for now, the preliminary budget is balanced based on the estimates from the state, Averyt said. There continue to be lasting effects on the districts fund balance, from paying out $2.5 million last year of a $3.5 million lawsuit settlement agreement. The fund balance will be down because of the settlement, but the fund balance ratio,Ž will hopefully be above 3 percent, Averyt said. Is a 3 percent fund balance ratio realistic? I think so,Ž Averyt replied. We posted our final payroll and I am estimating our accruals at this point, and it does look like we are going to be above 3 percent on our fund balance ratio, which is good news. That means the state doesnt come in and monitor you any longer,Žhe added. The district hopes to get that number to 4 percent eventually and the preliminary budget will get the district to 4 percent, he said.By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER AVERYT MARC VALERO/STAFFThe School Board of Highlands County will consider advertising its tentative budget for the 2018-19 school year at its July 10 meeting.SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. July was originally the month of Quintilis in the Roman calendar. It was the “fth month of the year until January and February were added in 450 BC. It got its original name from the Latin word for “fth. Later the name was changed to Julius in honor of Julius Caesar who was born on July 12 2. There are many countries that have their Independence Day during the month of July. These include the United States, Belarus, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, the Bahamas, and the Maldives. The national days for France and Canada occur in July as well. 3. July is the warmest month in the Northern Hemisphere on average. It is similar to January in the Southern Hemisphere. Sometimes the hot, long days of July are called the dog days of summer.Ž 4. July is sometimes called the Hay Month because the grass dries out due to a lack of rain and can be made into hay. 5. Symbols of July: Birthstone is ruby, the ”ower is larkspur or water lily, zodiac signs are Cancer and Leo. The ruby is often associated with contentment, love, passion, and integrity. Source: https://www. julyinhistory.php BRADENTON Cortez Plaza (941) 752-3300SARASOTA SOUTHClark Road (941) 921-2121SEBRING LAKESHORE MALL (between Belk and Sears) (863) 382-7771SARASOTA NORTH University Pkwy (941) 359-8400 adno=3584677


Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 since that is when the Continental Congress approved the resolution for the colonies to declare their independence from England. However, the declaration still had to be written, and Thomas Jeffersons “nal draft of the Declaration of Independence was not “nalized and signed until July 4. In Highlands County, residents can enjoy fantastic “rework displays close to home. Each city or town is preparing an elaborate display that is only possible because of the donations and support from the community. Jaycees spearheaded celebrations in Lake Placid and Avon Park. The City of Sebring planned a celebration over the City Pier, and Sun n Lake of Sebring has organized its own celebration. There is a $3 fee for the Sun n Lake event, but the rest of the celebrations are free. In Sun n Lake, Pyro Display Co. will be providing and launching the “reworks on Tuesday. This is the only “reworks display on Tuesday, and it allows residents to catch two “rework celebrations. People can attend the show at Sun n Lake on Tuesday and then they can choose another display from Avon Park, Lake Placid or Sebring on Wednesday. Sun n Lake spent $10,500 on a 20-minute display. The festivities at Tee Time Circle will last from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Besides the thrill and noise of “reworks, music from the Shannon Reed Band and Ian Belanger from Belanger Media Group will be delight attendees. The two groups will alternate performances, and Belanger Media Group will be hosting interactive games. Hamburger and hot dog meals will also be available. The Avon Park Jaycees and the City of Avon Park are sponsoring a “reworks display over Lake Verona, which will begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Donaldson Park. The city provided $5,000 as a donation toward the “reworks, which totaled $14,000. In addition, the city also donated associated services, including law enforcement and “re trucks. According to Travis Turner, the event chair, the event should last 25 minutes. Organizers were able to include additional special effects “reworks from Pyro Display Co. this year. If someone hasnt had the opportunity to watch our display, come to Donaldson Park. Im sure you will enjoy it,Ž Turner said. We are fortunate to have the support of the city and the community to put on a good show. We shoot the “reworks over water so we can shoot larger shells and have a bigger show.Ž The City of Sebring will be shooting “reworks over Lake Jackson at 9 p.m. Wednesday. According to Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman, Greg Dixon, from Pyro Display Co., will be putting “reworks on a barge on Lake Jackson 400-500 feet from the City Pier. The “reworks are especially beautiful on the lake, and many people watch from their boats,Ž Hoffman said. However, the “re department and police department watch to ensure that people are a safe distance from the barge. We have been fundraising for this since March, and we have raised $20,000. The City of Sebring contributed $5,000, the Community Redevelopment Agency provided $5,000 and the rest of the contributions were from businesses and individuals,Ž he said. We will have one or two food vendors for the crowd, and a local DJ, Jeremy Daughtery, will provide the music,Ž Hoffman said. We have upped our game to be the best we can be.Ž In Lake Placid, the Jaycees have been furiously fundraising to organize a “reworks display at 9 p.m. Wednesday over Lake June. The Town of Lake Placid donated $5,000 toward the $10,000-plus cost of the event, and the town will be providing law enforcement. According to Brandon Paynor, a Jaycees representative, the 20to 25-minute show will feature “reworks from Star Flight, a local “reworks company. Participants can gather in the Lake June Ball Fields or Bishop Park. This will be a very big and impressive show,Ž Paynor said.FIREWORKSFROM PAGE 1 KEVIN MAIN/COURTESY PHOTOWithout the nancial support of residents and businesses, the elaborate reworks displays that are enjoyed all over Highlands County would not be possible KEVIN MAIN/COURTESY PHOTOAvon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid will all have rework displays on July 4. If it rains, Avon Park and Sebring will have a rainy day schedule at the same time the following day.3600 South Highlands Ave. | Sebring, FL 33870 | trouble breathing Dizziness, passing out, fainting Pain in the arm, jaw, or anywhere in body Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk or move Possible broken bone t, w y o o ve e Seizures Severe headache High fever Severe allergic reaction with swelling, hives Coughing or throwing up bloodSource: To speak to a registered nurse or for a physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse 24/7 at 866-442-2362 WHEN ITS S IOUS.Sometimes it can be dicult to know when a trip to the emergency department is necessary. If you or your child exhibit any of the following warning signs take immediate action. YOUR GO-TO ER adno=3578621


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 changes in laws may affect small businesses and tells what legislation is in the pipeline. Both keynote speakers knew the topic, Barber said. It was printed on event invitations and mentioned as she welcomed attendees. Other local candidates attended. Charlene Edwards and Isaac Durrance are running for School Board of Highlands County, District 1. Audrey Asciutto, D-Sebring, is challenging Pigman for Florida House of Representatives, District 55. They did not speak. Though the event is not designed as a candidate forum, and the Sebring Chamber does not endorse candidates, we do offer a number of ways for candidates that are members of the Chamber to get their message out to the voters,Ž Barber wrote. Barber also said candidates may bring pamphlets, yard signs, and other marketing materials to the Chamber Welcome Center on U.S. 27 so guests to learn about them. To qualify for these bene“ts, Barber said, a candidate must be a Chamber member. Rates for candidates are $150 for the rest of this calendar year, she said. I believe that the perception of the amount of time spent on the campaign is subjective,Ž Barber continued. The Chamber feels strongly that the ag(riculture)-related bills that she has worked during the previous session on was the majority of her presentation.Ž When asked if it would have been possible to redirect Grimsley with a question on legislation, Barber agreed, but said when it came time for questions, no one in the audience asked any. Should someone (have) had a concern, that time would have been ideal to have posed those questions,Ž Barber wrote. Grimsley, at the 2018 Florida Republican Party Sunshine Summit on Friday, texted replies to questions about the Legislative Review. She said she talked of two bills she got passed. Senate Bill 962, on telephone solicitation, would allow carriers like Verizon and CenturyLink to block scam calls coming into a customers phone from local numbers. Prior to this, they didnt have legal authority to do so, Grimsley said. The legislation goes into effect in July and is under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. What I said at the meeting was we will continue to see these individuals responsible for these calls “gure out a way to get around technology, so its important that your next Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services be focused on this as a matter of consumer protection,Ž Grimsley said. Make no mistake about it: These are not just annoying phone calls they are coming after your personal information.Ž Grimsley said she mentioned Senate Bill 872, the Young Farmers and Ranchers Act. It creates a dollar-by-dollar matching grant programŽ for young people, ages 18-31, who want to get into farming, but dont have resources to do so. It also creates an advisory task force to the agriculture commissioner on issues affecting young farmers and ranchers, a clearinghouse on the departments website to access scholarships/grants and a mentor program to match young people with seasoned farmers. The average age of a farmer is 59 years old, she said. These are things that I was focused on as a senator and as the chairman of the Senate agriculture committee, but I will also continue to be focused on them commissioner of agriculture,Ž Grimsley wrote. My goal was also to say goodbye to my constituents because I will no longer be representing them as a senator come November.Ž She said she did speak about her campaign as it related to those topics, thanked constituents for allowing her to represent them in both the House and Senate and let them know her campaign was the reason they hadnt seen her much. I also made a promise to them at the lunch that I would not forget where I came from and that I would be back home soon,Ž Grimsley wrote. I gave a very similar speech last year at this same meeting. These are my friends, and I want them to know I care about them and will continue to work hard on their behalf.ŽCHAMBERFROM PAGE 1J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring € 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Dallas Townsend Agricultural Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle. € 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, at USDA/ARS Research Center, 2001 S. Rock Road, Fort Pierce. The Florida Citrus Mutual has strongly urged all growers to attend at least one meeting. The WHIP may provide growers with up to $900,000 in relief payments, the Mutual reports, depending on what help they already received from insurance. It will also serve as a precursor to a block grant program of hurricane relief, more federal funds administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association, said sign-up is starting July 16 for the FSA relief programs. WHIP has a certain amount of money, but growers might also get help from the second pool of federal money distributed by Emergency Management, Royce said, especially if they arent being served by WHIP. There are details that affect eligibility, Royce said, but with this new program, those details may have changed from previous assistance. More than a dozen years ago, the USDA responded quickly to hurricane relief, Royce said. The system was different then. In 2004, he said, the government had an average broad-base number based on wind zones. This time, its based on individual loss rates. Its hard to determine that,Ž Royce said. For example, he said, a grower has to take the expected revenue from a crop, and then subtract the revenue it brought in „ if any „ then subtract any insurance payouts. After that, Royce said, the USDA will multiply it by a WHIP factor,Ž which could be anywhere from 65-85 percent, depending on the insurance the grower had. Also, he said, the usual formula includes estimating the expected revenue from the average of the last “ve years production records. The downside of that is the crop on the trees (in 2017) was better than any of those other crops,Ž Royce said. The storm hit the best crop weve had for a while.Ž Since Irma, Royce said, there hasnt really been really good information on exact compensation. No one will get fully compensated for the loss,Ž Royce said. Youre going be able to seek partial reimbursement for the fruit that was lost.Ž Meanwhile, growers have had some help for debris cleanup and sales tax relief/reimbursement. This will be the “rst time since Irma that there will be a program for citrus growers to get some partial compensation for their fruit loss. Usually we know what the program will do, but this time we dont know,Ž Royce said. 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LOCAL SPORTSCORE autosport shows speed at Watkins GlenCJ Miller Racing Acura returns to actionFor the “rst time since the morning warm up for the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans, an LMP2 car topped the time charts at the end of the “rst day of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice for the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen. Romain Dumas did the honors in the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 machine, clocking a best lap of one minute, 33.481 seconds (130.935 mph) around the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International circuit. Even more impressively, it was Dumas “rst time at Watkins Glen in 10 years. First of all, for sure the car is very good,Ž said Dumas, who is sharing the No. 54 with co-drivers Colin Braun and Jon Bennett. The balance is right. I didnt drive for 10 years here, so I just had to do some laps and improve myself more than the car. Its a good sign for the race. Its nice to be back here in this championship and in this car. So far, all looks great, so we have to continue.Ž Its been a good week for Dumas. Last Sunday, the Frenchman shattered the track record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, navigating the 12.42-mile course in SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the “rst week of July gives anglers the development of the weak last quarter moon phase and normal rainy season weather forecast. In other words, well experience normal summertime “shing conditions with little help from the moon until the second half of this week. All “shing factors considered, anglers will experience the greatest challenge of the month to catch “sh over the next four days. The reason? Low lunar in”uence (since the moon arrived furthest away from earth last night) for starters, then low or no atmospheric pressure change and low wind and very little wave-action are forecasted. And lastly, water is starting to lose adequate dissolved oxygen levels since temperatures have climbed into the middle to upper eighty degree range. During the days of the lunar apogee (“ve-day period of two days before and after) “sh-feeding daily migration-patterns are almost non-existent and any activity centers on the daily solar periods. However, Floridas summer heat and subsequent high water temps and low dissolved oxygen rates during the 3-7 a.m. and hours of the sunrise, cause a daily feeding period during the highest oxygen rate period 12 hours later; at the end of the days photosynthesis period, during the hours leading up to the sunset. This month the best “shing weeks are the second and third weeks. A super new moon occurs July 12 with the lunar perigee “ve hours and 40 minutes later. If sunshine dominates cloud-cover during the middle of next week, we will experience excellent “shing results. Best Fishing Days: Thursday and Friday looks to gives the anglers the most degree of factor-change. More wind, some moderate pressure change during July fishing starts with tough conditions SPRING LAKE „ The “rst qualifying tournament of the Heartland Golf Championship, presented by the Highlands News-Sun, was held at Spring Lake Golf Resort on Saturday and there were a few late changes to the tournament format. For starters, Pro-Am points were used for score-keeping purposes, so that one or two implosions on the links dont ruin a golfers entire round. The other change had to do with the number of quali“ers, as it was determined for “elds of less than 10 men and “ve women, all would advance to the championship event at a course to be determined at a later date. We tried to lay some rules down,Ž said Spring Lake Director of Golf Bill Davis. Because its the summer, its tough to get people to come right now. We tried to think of the best way to get participation into Sept. 15, for the last event (the championship).Ž Gary Behrendt edged Richard Strawn for the mens title by a score of 41 to 40. Fred Brune and Steve Gorham tied for third place with 37 points each. I havent been playing a lot lately, so today was a good day,Ž Behrendt said. Behrendt said it was fun playing with the gang in his foursome, although he loves golf and playing with anybody. We play in the Inner-Club and then you get to play with people youve never played with,Ž he said. I used to do a lot tournaments.Ž If there was going to be any home course advantage, youd think it might come to Edd Vowels, owner of Spring Lake Golf Resort, but that wasnt the case. I played terrible,Ž he said with a laugh. Behrendt said the course was in great shape and was grateful for all the work put into the course. The greens are a beautiful-looking surface, but theyre a little bit slow, at least for me,Ž Behrendt said. Our whole group was Behrendt wins Spring Lake qualifierBY ALLEN MOODYHIGHLANDS SUN EDITORKay Gorham captures womens side of Heartland Golf Championship qualifying event ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 54 CORE autosport Prototype leads the Turner Motorsport BMW at Sebring.CORE | 4 Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 5Fritts takes lead at Elite Series eventThe mystery of South Dakotas smallmouth was solved by Elite Series pro David Fritts during the “rst day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia. The 1993 Bassmaster Classic champion caught a 19-pound, 7-ounce limit of smallmouth to best the 107-angler “eld on a body of water that he had never seen before, while battling 4-foot waves. Man, I should have had 23 pounds today,Ž the tournament leader lamented. I had three giants jump off this morning that would have really improved my weight. But Im really happy with what I caught.Ž The North Carolina veteran found his pattern during the waning hours of the “nal practice day. I was pretty frustrated until about the last hour of practice, when I stumbled on this little deal. It involves a pretty speci“c structure and Berkley bait combo, so Im pretty con“dent that Ill be able to duplicate this,Ž he said. I didnt sit there and burn up a bunch of “sh.Ž Making Fritts catch even more impressive was the fact that he fought through massive waves to land his limit, which made not only the “shing tougher, but also negatively affected the school he had found. The wind killed me today. Really, it blew out some of my best stuff and made it just so dif“cult to make precise casts and then to “ght “sh that are hooked. If it lays down tomorrow, it will probably be better for everyone.Ž In addition to leading SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S PHOTODavid Fritts of Lexington, N.C., took the lead on the rst day of the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Lake Oahe presented by Abu Garcia, bringing 19 pounds, 7 ounces to the scales.ELITE | 5 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFGary Behrendt and Kay Gorham were the winners of the Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Gary Behrendt watches his chip shot onto the green during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualifying event at Spring Lake Golf Resort.GOLF | 2


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 coming up short. We all appreciate Mr. Vowels and Bill have done to improve the course. It really shows.Ž Kay Gorham, who captured the womens title, agreed with the assessment of the course. The course is in real good shape considering all the rain weve had,Ž she said. Our Superintendent, Mr. Davis, is top-notch. One night we had four inches of rain and another night 3.5 inches. Were very lucky for all the support we have out here.Ž She said she had a great time playing in the event and thought it was a great event. I think we need to support the clubs in the summer and whatever anybody can do to participate for the longer-term or year-round residents, its positive,Ž she said. The next qualifying tournament for the Heartland Golf Championship will take place Saturday, July 7 at Sebring Golf Club.GOLFFROM PAGE 1 Fred Brune tees o during the Heartland Golf Championship qualifying event at Spring Lake Golf Resort on Saturday. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFEdd Vowels, owner of Spring Lake Golf Resort, tees o in the Heartland Golf Championship, presented by the Highlands News-Sun on Saturday. newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? Slim Down For Summer! lOSE 20 lbs iN 40 DAYS gUARANTEED! D.K. Waldron, D.C. Dr. Waldrons Good Life Weight Loss Center 863-471-2500 13 Ryant Blvd. € Sebring, FL 33870 Living the Good Life! Thinner. Healthier. Happier.Ž Mother and Daughter team lost over 40 lbs each on their quest for better health!adno=3586139 ealth e e e e for better h f f f f e e ette a orb o o tterhealth ! h h h l a a rbetter h f f h! h! health e e a ea l l or better h fo o f f f f f f f f f f o o o Jasmin PatriciaBeforeBefore AfterAfter


Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.comState bowling tournament takes placeAt this time Highlands County is without a location for local bowlers to hone their skills. However, that doesnt stop them from enjoying their sport. Some of the local bowlers now travel to Bowl of Fun lanes in Wauchula or to Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven. Many bowlers enjoy the fun, travel and challenge of bowling the state tournament. This year, the 84th annual Florida State Open Championship was held at AMF Lakeland Lanes in Lakeland and at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven. We had a great turnout again this year,Ž said Bob Peters, tournament director with the Florida State USBC Bowling Association. We had nearly 4,000 entries this year, just like the last four years.Ž The Sebring bowlers are part of the Orange Belt association of the USBC (United States Bowling Congress). AMF Lakeland Lanes hosted the doubles and singles portion of the tournament; Cypress Lanes was the location for the team bowling event. Peters explained the rules before each squad of bowling, Remember the 10-pin average rule. Also note that all (bowling) averages are veri“ed before payout. You must wear a collared shirt and have a photo ID and your USBC card to check in.Ž To some, bowling is a fun game; to others, bowling is a sport. The lanes are professionally dressed before the start of play with a speci“c lane oil pattern. Bowlers learn to read the lanes in order to use the pattern to their advantage. If you are a serious bowler, this sport requires an investment. Equipment includes shoes, balls, ball carrier (bag), rosin bag, grip tape, “nger inserts, bowling glove or wrist support, shoe covers, cleaner and micro“ber towels. Bowling balls are made of various materials, such as urethane and reactive cover stock for the main shot. Balls react differently to lane conditions based on what they are made of. Some balls used for spare shooting only, may primarily be plastic. Balls such as the Hammer Fierce Phobia and the Storm Soniq run around $200. Shoes with interchangeable soles (for different lane conditions) cost around $150. Quality equipment is expensive. Bowling a perfect game, 12 consecutive strikes in a single 10-frame game, is a very dif“cult accomplishment. Approximately 13 participants bowled a 300 game during the tournament, while another eight rolled 299 games. The highest series (a three game set) is a 900. Several bowlers had a series over 800. Fire TruckŽ is one of the local teams from Sebring bowling in the tournament. The bowlers were Nic Watson, John Weatherhead, Ted Watson, Alex Arnaout and Angi Watson. This team travels together each year to participate in the tournament. The team did very well and hopes to place in the cash range. With nearly 4,000 entries, this is a possibility. The tournament ran from May 5th … June 24th. Final of“cial scores have not been released yet. Bowlers attended from all over the state including Sarasota, Miami, Jacksonville and Ft. Myers. Next year the 85th annual tournament is in Jacksonville,Ž said Peters.BY SHARON WEATHERHEADCORRESPONDENT SHARON WEATHERHEAD/CORRESPONDENTLocal team, Fire TruckŽ … from left; Nic Watson, John Weatherhead, Alex Arnaout and Ted Watson. Angi Watson is in the front. Players compete at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven. The AMF Lakeland Lanes monitor puts up the names of local players at the state bowling tournament. Tournament Director Bob Peters explaining the tournament rules at AMF Lakeland Lanes. AMF Lakeland Lanes.adno=3591330 Golf Hammock € 222 Golf Hammock Dr., Sebring(863) 382-2151 JULY SPECIALSTee Times 6am-1pm Weekend 18 Holes $15 inc Tax9 Holes Only $7 inc taxDraft Beer $1 adno=358792625 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater “ ltration system € Gallon Door BinsModel# ASI2575FRW White Model# ASI2575FRB Black 863-655-4995 STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 € SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comseven minutes, 57.148 seconds in an electric Volkswagen race car. Dane Cameron posted the days second-fastest time, which led the morning practice session at 1:33.562 (130.822 mph) in the No. 6 Acura Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi machine he shares with co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Coincidentally, it was Montoya who last led a WeatherTech Championship practice in an LMP2 machine, when he paced the morning warm-up session prior to the 2017 WeatherTech Championship season “nale at Road Atlanta. Richard Westbrook, a winner at Watkins Glen in 2014, 2015 and 2016, led both GT Le Mans (GTLM) sessions on Friday, with his best time of 1:42.886 (118.966 mph) coming in the afternoon session aboard the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT he shares with Ryan Briscoe. Sheldon van der Linde was quickest on the day in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in the No. 29 Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS. His best time, which also came in the afternoon session, was a 1:45.142 (116.413 mph). Van der Linde, co-driver Christopher Mies and the Land team is competing in its “rst WeatherTech Championship race since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. Live IMSA Radio coverage also is available on, and SiriusXM Radio. WeatherTech was well represented in the GTE Am class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a pair of Ferraris carrying the familiar logo. The No. 84 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 488 GTE shared by Cooper MacNeil, Jeff Segal and Liam Grif“n sported a white WeatherTech livery similar to what the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari team uses in the WeatherTech Championship GTD class. In addition, the red No. 85 Keating Motorsports Ferrari shared by Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Luca Stolz also carried the logo. WeatherTech got considerable screen time during the race telecast, as both cars ran among the leaders through much of the race. In the end, the No. 85 team “nished on the podium in third, with the No. 84 “fth. Having two Ferrari 488s at Le Mans with the WeatherTech livery was very cool,Ž said MacNeil. I think WeatherTech had the most presence/ identity of any two cars in the race. The combination of bringing our brand to Europe as well as supporting IMSA with our [WeatherTech Championship-branded] coaster giveaway at the parade to get both logos in front of the enthusiastic Le Mans fans. Both cars were well received and to have one on the podium and the other “nish in the top “ve made for a very successful week in France.Ž A year after MacNeil stood on the Le Mans podium for the “rst time, Keating got the same experience this year with his third-place performance. This was my fourth Le Mans ever, and my “rst podium,Ž Keating said. This year and last year, I have been with WeatherTech. We were stablemates with WeatherTech in IMSA last year, and that fostered a great relationship with those guys. Theyve been a great partner for being able to go over there and pull off a run at Le Mans. It was just a really special experience. It was the “rst time in that race where I really felt like, Weve got a shot and thats a nice feeling to have when youre making the huge investment of time and money, and just blood, sweat and tears to make it over there for that race.Ž The No. 36 CJ Wilson Acura NSX GT3 is back in action at the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen with co-drivers Marc Miller and Till Bechtolsheimer. It is the teams second WeatherTech Championship race ever and its “rst since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts in March. Were just trying to shake off the cobwebs a little bit,Ž said team owner C.J. Wilson, the former Major League Baseball pitcher. I think a lot of the other teams have had a chance to get to know their cars a little bit better and were still maybe a step behind. We made good progress today. We got to the point where we introduced different things by trying to push the setup and Till and Marc both had a lot of really good laps. We got a lot of time in, so now we just have to kind of dial in the car a little bit.Ž Wilson and Bechtolsheimer also were at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb last weekend driving Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport race cars up the mountain, though not quite as quickly as Dumas. Nevertheless, Wilson thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I had a chance to run Pikes Peak with Porsche and it was really super sketchy hilarious,Ž Wilson said. I was thinking how great it would be if I was racing here (at Watkins Glen), because theres no cliffs to fall off. People say, Man, the guardrails are really close at Watkins Glen, but theyre there. Theyre there to catch you if you push a little too far. It was a little bit uncomfortable, because on the actual race day, it snowed, it sleeted, it was windy, it was foggy, it was a little bit of everything that you wouldnt want to necessarily drive in, but it just sort of adds to the adventure. Id love to go back and do it again if possible.ŽCOREFROM PAGE 1 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 6 Acura Team Penske Acura placed second on the practice charts at Watkins Glen. The No. 67 Ford GT had the fastest practice time among GTLM cars at Watkins Glen. The No. 29 Montaplast by Land Motorsport Audi paced the GTD entries and is competing in its rst race since Sebring. The No. 36 CJ Wilson Acura leads the No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports Prototype at Sebring International Raceway. The No. 63 WeatherTech Ferrari races at Sebring.


Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.comthe midmorning hours. The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is underfoot at 4:16 p.m. and dissolved oxygen levels are highest at this time so, I am predicting “sh trigger on the days oxygen production and feed in thriving vegetation from 4-8 p.m. at an intensity rating of 2-4. This period should remain the same for the “rst half of this week. The Minor Fishing Period: Since the lunar in”uence is low, “sh will default back to solar noon as a feeding trigger, which today occurs at 1:30 p.m. Therefore “shing 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. could produce a feed rating of 2-3. This feeding period will remain consistent for the next four days. Prime Monthly Periods: July 10-16, super new moon; July 24-29, weak full moon; August 8-13, super new moon; August 24-28, full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 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 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are in their mating season which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and dangerous so be alert. Expect gators to be in your pools and other areas near small waterways, or in other words, where they usually are not, so scan areas for gator activity. News: The lake level is at 38.18 feet above sea level, which is slightly below the maximum level of 38.25 feet in the nine-inch management-threshold range for July. The minimum level for the beginning of July is 37.50 feet but it will be raised six inches over the next six-weeks. The seasonal rainy season-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 20 inches and ”owing a combined 1,320 cubic feet per second. Fishing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit Istokpoga. info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines using a lake contour map. There are 45 Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps. com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading of the lake-bottom contour delineations. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing 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 a 7.5-pound Istokpoga bass caught on a Medlock Double Brush Guard Jig. the tournament, Fritts also weighed in the Phoenix Boats Big Bass of the day. The 4-11 smallmouth was the “rst bass he caught this morning. If that “sh holds on as big bass for the next three days, Fritts will earn $1,500. Mark Daniels Jr. landed 18-12 to take the second place spot after the scales closed on Day 1. I had a pretty good practice, but didnt think I had found an 18-pound limit. So, Im pretty jacked,Ž Daniels said. The wind was brutal. There were easy 5-footers out there, and I ran 50 miles north. But, it looks like the effort was worth it.Ž His effort included targeting “sh that were both shallow and deep, but he declined to offer more details until after the tournament concludes. Although there are a ton of “sh in this lake, it seems like they are in very speci“c areas. So, you cant just run down the bank and catch em. Im thinking my area has the “sh to duplicate todays weight, but Im not sure how it would hold up to three or four days of pressure.Ž Reigning Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee sits in the third place spot just a few ounces behind Daniels. Lee weighing in 18-9. I caught all the “sh on a little spot I found in practice, and it wasnt all that good, but it was the best thing I found. Today, the conditions really changed, and the wind blew and that spot got better. But, conditions will change again tomorrow and I dont know what those “sh might do,Ž Lee admitted. I hope they stay there and bite again.Ž Rounding out the Top 6 for Day 1 are Josh Bertrand, 18-8; Justin Lucas, 17-5; and Casey Ashley, 17-0. This marks the “rst time for B.A.S.S. „ the worlds largest “shing organization „ to hold a professional bass tournament on the massive, 370,000-acre impoundment of the Missouri River. Daily takeoffs will occur each competition day from the Spring Creek Resort & Marina, and weigh-ins will be held at Steamboat Park in Pierre at 3:45 p.m. The Bassmaster Elite Series Outdoors Expo will be held in conjunction with the tournament. The Expo will take place at Steamboat Park today beginning at noon. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo smashes Nurburgring track recordFriday morning Porsche factor driver Timo Bernhard lapped the 12.94-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife race circuit in 5 minutes, 19.55 seconds. This resulted in an average speed of 145.3 miles-perhour on what is revered by race drivers, engineers and enthusiasts alike as the worlds most dif“cult track. Driving the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Bernhard beat the previous lap record, set by Stefan Bellof, by 51.58 seconds. For 35 years and 31 days Bellofs 6:11.13 minutes record remained uncontested. The German driver from Gieen, who tragically died at Spa-Francorchamps in 1985, was counted as the biggest racing talent of his time. He set his record on May 28, 1983 at the wheel of a powerful 620 horsepower Rothmans Porsche 956 C during practice for the 1000-kilometer WEC sports car race. Also his average speed was over 200 kilometers-per-hour Bernhard, a “ve-time overall winner of the Nrburgring 24-hours, two-time outright winner of the Le Mans 24-hours and reigning World Endurance Champion with the Porsche 919 Hybrid, clambered out of the tight Le Mans prototype cockpit. This is a great moment for me and for the entire team „ the 919 programs icing on the cake. The Evo was perfectly prepared and I have done my best on this lap. Thanks to the aerodynamic downforce, at sections I never imagined you can stay on full throttle. Im pretty familiar with the Nordschleife. But today I got to learn it in a new way.Ž Bernhard is a huge admirer of Bellof. In 2015, on the 13th anniversary of Bellofs fatal accident, he raced at the Spa-Francorchamps 6-hour race of the FIA World Endurance Championship with a helmet carrying the famous black-red-gold design of the 1980s star. For me Stefan Bellof is and remains a giantŽ, Bernhard said. Today my respect for his achievement with the technology available back then increased even more.Ž The Evo version of the Porsche 919 Hybrid is based on the car that took outright victory at the Le Mans 24-Hours and won the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Over the winter, it was freed from some restrictions determined by the regulations. Its hybrid power train now develops a system output of 1,160 horsepower. Top speed at Nurburgring was 229.5 miles-per-hour.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN PORSCHE AG PHOTOPorsche celebrates after the Porsche Hybrid 919 Evo broke a track record at Nurburgring by more than 50 seconds on Friday. The standard Porsche 919 Hybrid will race at Sebring in March.adno=3589763 Near andAround Small Businesses Support Your Local Circle in Downtown Sebring the Historical To Advertise Here, Please Call Vickie Watson at 863-386-5631 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SEBRING ALL SODAS ON SALE NOW!ALL DIETS NOW $1.25 List Price Sale Price $1.50 $1.00 $2.00 $1.25 $2.25 $1.65 $2.50 $1.75 $2.75 $2.25 $3.25 $2.50 $4.00 $3.25 $5.00 $4.00 $ O A i s $ $ O A A A A A A A A L Li $ $ 201 Circle Park Drive Sebring863-381-8022Get Additional 10% OFFWhen You Purchase 24 or More!No Special Orders. While Supplies Last! 113 W Center Ave., Sebring FL Suzi & Chip HennessyEmail: 863-835-0034 231 S. Ridgewood (Downtown Sebring) € Furniture € Antiques € Art € Sportswear € Jewelry € Music/stereo Equip € Collectibles € Home/Avon Products € Tools € Sports/golf equip & MORE OPEN 9-5 Thu-Sat Tickets: Adults $15 € Youth $8 F R E E P A T R I O T I C T H E M E D S H O W S O N J U L Y 4 T H Lindas Books 203 N. Ridgewood Dr. Downtown Sebring (863) 382-2649 Trade and Sell Used bookstore with over 100,000 books. 4800 sq. ft.. Inventory includes paperbacks and hardbacks. Fiction, nonfiction, romance, historical, true crime, sci/fi, childrens, young adult, westerns, cookbooks, inspiration, self help and many more.


The News Wire Sunday, July 1, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER California zoo vets raising neglected baby red pandaSee page 3 WASHINGTON „ They wore white. They shook their “sts in the air. They carried signs reading: No more children in cages,Ž and Whats next? Concentration Camps?Ž In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in the latest act of mass resistance against President Donald Trumps immigration policies. Protesters ”ooded more than 700 marches, from immigrant-friendly cities like New York and Los Angeles to conservative Appalachia and Wyoming. They gathered on the front lawn of a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, near a detention center where migrant children were being held in cages, and on a street corner near Trumps golf resort at Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president is spending the weekend. Do you know where our children are?Ž one protesters sign there asked. Another offered: Even the Trump family belongs together.Ž Trump has backed away from the family separation policy amid bipartisan and international uproar, and those marching Saturday demanded the government quickly reunite the families that were already divided. In the presidents hometown of New York City, an estimated 30,000 marchers poured across the Brooklyn Bridge in sweltering 90-degree heat, some carrying their children on their shoulders, chanting, Shame!Ž Drivers honked their horns in support. Its important for this administration to know that these policies that rip apart families „that treat people as less than human, like theyre vermin „ are not the way of God, they are not the law of love,Ž said the Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, an We care: Family separation protests flood US citiesBy ELLEN KNICKMEYERASSOCIATED PRESSBERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. „ President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrelsŽ in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets. Trump wrote on Twitter that he had asked the king in a phone call to boost oil production to make up the difference... Prices to (sic) high! He has agreed!Ž A little over an hour later, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on the call, but offered few details. During the call, the two leaders stressed the need to make efforts to maintain the stability of oil markets and the growth of the global economy,Ž the statement said. Saudi Arabia says that King Salman has spoken to President Donald Trump, but gave no mention of the 2 million barrels of extra production the American leader tweeted about earlier in the day. A statement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Saturday afternoon said: During the call, the two leaders stressed the need to make efforts to maintain the stability of oil markets and the growth of the global economy.Ž It added that there also was an understanding that oil-producing countries would need to compensate for any potential shortage of supplies.Ž It did not elaborate. Oil prices have edged higher as the Trump administration has pushed allies to end all purchases of oil from Iran following the U.S. pulling out of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Prices also have risen with ongoing unrest in Venezuela and “ghting in Libya over control of that countrys oil infrastructure. Last week, members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cartel led by Saudi Arabia and non-cartel Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil productionBy KEN THOMAS and JON GAMBRELLASSOCIATED PRESSABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA „ The full moon was the only light as a terri“ed 9-year-old boy from Central African Republic climbed into a rubber dinghy held together with duct tape, risking death in the dark waters off Libya along with his parents and 57 other traf“cked migrants. After a long night on the Mediterranean Sea, a Spanish rescue boat spotted them on the horizon after dawn. People were screaming, I was afraid,Ž said the boy, Krisley Dokouada. But after seeing the rescue boat, I knew there was no more danger.Ž Their savior Saturday was the Open Arms, which became the third rescue ship run by humanitarian aid groups to draw the ire of Italys anti-migrant interior minister, Matteo Salvini. He has vowed that Italys new populist government will no longer allow such rescue boats to dock in Italy, which has taken in hundreds of thousands of migrants rescued at sea in the last few years. Malta then angrily rebuffed Salvinis claim that the tiny Mediterranean nation was closest to the rescue ship and should give it safe harbor. That left Open Arms, operated by the Spanish group Proactiva Open Arms, relieved that all were safely rescued but without knowing where or when the boat will reach land. Later Saturday, in an unrelated rescue much further west, Spanish authorities reported saving another 63 people trying to reach the countrys southern coast from North Africa. While European politicians bickered about where the migrants should go, those rescued by the Open Arms were jubilant „ jumping, chanting and hugging their rescuers. Krisleys tensions melted when he was allowed to sit for a few minutes in the captains seat. For months, his family had lived in Libya, while they awaited their chance to make the Mediterranean crossing. His mother, Judith Dokouada, said she never left the shelter for fear of being kidnapped or sold as a slave, a fate many African migrants have spoken of to human rights advocates. There is war at home. They kill people, they beat people, they rape women, they kill boys,Ž said Dokouada, 32. She and her husband want to raise Krisley in a safer place. Another of those rescued, Bitcha Honoree, said he knew the risk he was taking when he boarded the dinghy in the middle of the night. The 39-year-old man from Cameroon said that he was sold twice as a slave, kidnapped and tortured in Libya while awaiting his chance to get aboard a smugglers boat. His brother sold his home in order to pay the ransom demanded by his captors in largely lawless Libya. Many have died on the dangerous crossing. The U.N. refugee agency says 1,137 migrants are estimated to have died on Mediterranean so far this year. And that does not include the 100 migrants reported missing and feared dead at sea Friday off the coast of Libya. A few hours after the Open Arms rescue Saturday, Salvini declared that the Spanish rescue Fear turns into joy: Rescue boat saves 60 in MediterraneanBy RENATA BRITO and FRANCES DEMILIOASSOCIATED PRESS PROTEST | 4 OIL | 4NEW YORK „ For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president with close ties to the White House suspects that the Supreme Court vacancy President Donald Trump “lls in the coming months will ultimately lead to the reversal of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. But instead of celebrating publicly, some evangelical leaders are downplaying their fortune on an issue that has de“ned their movement for decades. What people dont understand is that if you overturn Roe v. Wade, all that does is give the states the right to decide whether abortion is legal or illegal,Ž Falwell told The Associated Press in an interview. My guess is that thered probably be less than 20 states that would make abortion illegal if given that right.Ž Falwell added: In the 70s, I dont know how many states had abortion illegal before Roe v. Wade, but it wont be near as many this time.Ž The sentiment, echoed by evangelical leaders across the country this past week, underscores the delicate politics that surround a moment many religious conservatives have longed for. With the retirement of swing vote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate plan to install a conservative justice who could re-de“ne the law of the land on some of the nations most explosive policy debates „ none bigger than abortion. And while these are the very best of times for the religious right, social conservatives risk a powerful backlash from their opponents if they cheer too loudly. Womens groups have already raised the alarm for their constituents, particularly Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversalBy STEVE PEOPLESASSOCIATED PRESSREVERSAL | 4 AP PHOTOSActivists, including one holding a Star WarsŽ-themed sign, gather during a rally to protest the Trump administrations approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents Saturday, in Salt Lake City. Deborah Langerman and Cara Hwang push a cart to a protest of the Trump administrations approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents at the Statehouse, Saturday, in Indianapolis. AP PHOTOMigrants aboard a rubber dinghy o the Libyan coast are provided of life vests by rescuers aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO, Saturday. RESCUE | 4


The Sun /Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 3 CASPEROLDHANDSIGMAS DIPOLEREVENUEONEACT SLIPINDORSALFINMEANLY ESCAPESLECARRE ALLTIMERFINNSSALTBATH BOBATEAMETEDBIGOTRY FREREFINISHERSAXIOM ARRDREADSDOUBTSNUN BEGSELLIEENRONHGTS HUFFINESSREFINANCE MWAHAARP SEAMONSTERDEEPTHREAT ARTHOPESOALDRINETC CLEFGREATWHITEGLIB KERRYAMISNITEPOBOY HAUNTSSATORI RAZZESSHARKMALIGN JAZZUPDEAFEARWOLFED ANALAMITYISLANDLIAR WARELATTETENORASTO STDSITSOKSLIMYSHOP ANSWERS to crossword SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONGaza officials say blast, cause unknown, kills 2 residents California college security specialist killed, suspect shotGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) „ The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza says a mysterious explosion has killed two residents and injured eight others, three seriously. Local media reports said Saturdays blast rocked a house in the citys eastern neighborhood of Shejaeya. Other reports said it was a “reworks workshop. There was no immediate comment from Hamas, the militant group that runs the territory. The reports ruled out Israeli involvement in the incident. Fatal work accidents, mostly in weapons manufacturing or storage facilities, are common in the territory. POMONA, Calif. (AP) „ Authorities say a Southern California college public security specialist has been stabbed to death and the suspect fatally shot by police. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department said Saturday that the 37-year-old victims body was found in his patrol truck Friday afternoon on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona. Department spokeswoman Trina Schrader said witnesses found the suspect nearby and that campus police fatally shot him about 30 minutes later. Schrader says the knife used to kill the victim was recovered. She didnt release any more details or the identities of the victim and suspect. The public polytechnic university, east of Los Angeles, has more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students.Protesters angry over 7-year-olds rape in IndiaNEW DELHI (AP) „ Hundreds of people on Saturday blocked streets and shut down businesses in parts of central India to protest the rape of a 7-year-old girl. The protesters demanded the death penalty for two suspects arrested on suspicion of raping the girl and trying to slit her throat with a knife on Tuesday in Mandsaur, a town in Madhya Pradesh state. The town is 425 miles southwest of New Delhi. The girl was allegedly abducted while waiting to be picked up from school by her parents. She is in a stable condition in a hospital, police of“cer Manoj Kumar Singh said. Crimes against women in India have been rising despite tougher laws. India has been shaken by a series of sexual assaults since 2012, when a student was gang-raped and murdered on a moving New Delhi bus. The government has passed a series of laws increasing punishment for rape of an adult to 20 years in prison, but its rare for more than a few weeks to pass without another report of a brutal sexual assault. Responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of young girls and other attacks on children, Indias government recently approved the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12.Ethiopia set to remove 3 armed groups from terror list NSA deletion of call records raising questionsADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) „ Ethiopias cabinet has passed a resolution to remove three armed groups from a terror list as part of sweeping reforms under a new prime minister. The groups, operating mainly from neighboring Eritrea, had opposed the government that ruled Ethiopia for close to three decades. The resolution delisting the Ogaden National Liberation Front, the Oromo Liberation Front and Ginbot 7 now goes to Parliament, the prime ministers chief of staff, Fitsum Arega, said Saturday on Twitter: The decision will encourage groups to use peaceful political discourse to achieve political ends.Ž Senior “gures with the groups, including British national Andargachew Tsige, were released from prison in the weeks after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took of“ce in April. Al-Qaida and the Somalia-based al-Shabab remain on Ethiopias terror list. The “ve groups were listed in 2011 under Ethiopias anti-terrorism proclamation, which the government at the time said was aimed at undercutting terror threats at home and in the region. The cabinet also approved a law to be sent to Parliament that grants amnesty for individuals and groups either under investigation or convicted for treason, crime against the constitutional order and armed struggle. Ethiopias ruling coalition and af“liated parties hold all seats in Parliament. WASHINGTON (AP) „ The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations. And that is raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSAs bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing Mexicans welcome pre-election quiet periodMEXICO CITY (AP) „ Mexicans are enjoying a much-needed break from the political propaganda that has engulfed them for months leading up to elections on Sunday. Mexican law dictates that candidates and parties must cease their campaign activities three days before elections so that voters can re”ect on their options. Workers pulled down giant banners with the smiling faces of politicians that have accompanied capital dwellers for 150 days. Authorities in Mexico City said that as of Saturday they had removed more than 10 tons of roadside propaganda. Mexicans will cast votes for posts at every level of government, including the presidency. The campaign season was marked by lively debates, allegations of vote buying and more than 130 politicians murdered. The election has become a referendum of sorts on widespread government corruption.Barack Obama visits venture capital firm on California trip Police: 8 shot at Georgia nightclub, no fatalities Pharmacy chain, Ohio Health Department sued over HIV mailing Police: Teacher, 70, offered 16-year-old girl iPhone for sexFormer President Barack Obama has visited a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital “rm. Andrew Chen, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, posted a photo on Twitter of Obama posing Friday with a large group of people, including several venture capitalists at the “rm based in Menlo Park, California. The “rm on Saturday declined to comment on the reason for the visit. Obama, while still president in 2016, was asked by Bloomberg about his post-presidency plans and mentioned Silicon Valley and pulling together his interests in science and organization. The Of“ce of Barack and Michelle Obama didnt immediately respond to an emailed request for comment Saturday. Obama also headlined a Democratic fundraiser Friday in nearby Atherton. ASHBURN, Ga. (AP) „ At least eight people were shot at a nightclub in Georgia, but police say no one was killed. News outlets report the shooting in Ashburn, about 160 miles south of Atlanta, happened Saturday at around 2:30 a.m. Of“cials are not sure if the shooting happened inside or outside the nightclub. The victims have been taken to Tift Regional Hospital and one was airlifted to a hospital in Macon. Their conditions have not been released. The Ashburn Police Department is investigating the shooting with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Authorities are asking anyone who was at the nightclub at the time of the shooting to call police to help give a detailed view of what went on.Ž COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) „ A class-action lawsuit has been “led with the Ohio Court of Claims against CVS Caremark and the state Health Department over a mailing that might have publicly disclosed the identity of 6,000 HIV patients. The Columbus Dispatch reports the lawsuit “led by a Clevelandarea attorney says the CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) „ Police say a 70-year-old Long Island math teacher gave two 16-year old students cash for nude or revealing photos and offered one of them a top-of-the-line iPhone if shed have sex with him. Jairo Inswasty was charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child. He was immediately suspended from his teaching position at Central Islip High School. Suffolk County police said Inswasty paid one student $5 for a bikini photo and the other student $150 to pose for nude photos. Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart says Inswasty later offered the second student an iPhone X to have sex. She declined. No phone number was listed for Inswasty. Court records did not list a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. Inswastys union did not immediately respond to a message. AUSTIN, Texas (AP) „ Someone obtained the personal information of a Texas resident whos believed to be the oldest man in the U.S. and used it to drain his bank account. The family of Richard Overton says Social Security and banking account numbers for the 112-year-old Austin man were used to make seven withdrawals over the past several months. Cousin Volma Overton declined to say how much was stolen but said it was a signi“cant amount of money.Ž He says the money was used to purchase savings bonds. A police report was “led Friday. The money was separate from a 2015 online campaign that raised more than $300,000 for Richard Overton, the nations oldest World War II veteran who was at Pearl Harbor just after the Japanese attack. The fundraiser provided around-theclock, in-home care for Overton.Oldest US veteran robbed FILE PHOTOIn this March 23, 2017, le photo, Richard Overton PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) „ Saturday marks “ve years since 19 wildland “re“ghters died in Arizona. Prescott is honoring the men with bell tolls and by reading each of their names. A service also will be held earlier in the day at the cemetery where some of them are buried. Most of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died June 30, 2013, after becoming trapped in a brush-choked canyon in Yarnell, about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix. It was the deadliest day for “re“ghters since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Since then, memorials have been built around town. Families have created foundations to honor the mens work. Books and a movie have been released. Only one of the crew members survived. Brendan McDonough was serving as a lookout. Investigators never determined exactly what led to the mens deaths.Arizona honors firefighters killed by flames 5 years ago AP FILE PHOTOSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) „ The newest furry member of the Sacramento Zoo is relying on human care after her mother started neglecting the tiny red panda. Sacramento Zoo spokeswoman Laurel Vincent said Friday that the female cub was born Monday to 7-year-old Pili and 9-year-old Takeo. Veterinarians took the 4-ounce hypothermic cub into intensive care a day after her mother left her unattended. Vincent says the cub, not yet named, is fed every three hours and her health is improving, but she will likely be in an incubator for months. Red pandas are endangered, and only 50 percent of newborns survive more than a month. The zoos most recent red panda cub died after two days. Fewer than 10,000 red pandas remain in the wild, according to the World Wildlife Fund.California zoo vets raising neglected baby red panda SACRAMENTO ZOO VIA APIn this photo taken Tuesday is the zoos new baby red panda.extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said that going forward, the data would be retained by telecommunications companies, not the NSA, but that the intelligence agency could query the massive database. Now the NSA is deleting all the information it collected from the queries. The agency released a statement late Thursday saying it started deleting the records in May after reports of irregularities. state shared private medical information with CVS last summer without patients authorization, allowing CVS to make a marketing pitch to non-customers about its pharmacy services. The lawsuit says the designation PM 6402 HIVŽ was visible above the name and address of recipients. A federal lawsuit was “led against CVS in March over the mailing. A CVS spokesman says the company takes patient information seriously and will handle future mailings differently. A Health Department spokesman says the agency doesnt comment on pending litigation. NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, July 1, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2018. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day. Today in history On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect. On this date In 1535 Sir Thomas More went on trial in England, charged with high treason for rejecting the Oath of Supremacy. (More was convicted, and executed.) In 1916 during World War I, France and Britain launched the Somme Offensive against the German army; the 4 -month battle resulted in heavy casualties and produced no clear winner. In 1934 Hollywood began enforcing its Production Code subjecting motion pictures to censorship review. In 1946 the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. In 1961 Diana, the princess of Wales, was born in Sandringham, England. (She died in a 1997 car crash in Paris at age 36.) In 1973 the Drug Enforcement Administration was established. In 1987 President Ronald Reagan nominated federal appeals court judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, setting off a tempestuous confirmation process that ended with Borks rejection by the Senate. Todays birthdays Actress Olivia de Havilland is 102. Actress-dancer Leslie Caron is 87. Actress Jean Marsh is 84. Actor Jamie Farr is 84. Actor David Prowse is 83. Cookiemaker Wally Amos is 82. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 77. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 76. Rock singer-actress Deborah Harry is 73. Movie-TV producer-director Michael Pressman is 68. Actor Daryl Anderson is 67. Actor Trevor Eve is 67. Actor Terrence Mann is 67. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 66. Actress Lorna Patterson is 62. Actor Alan Ruck is 62. Rhythm and blues singer Evelyn ChampagneŽ King is 58. Olympic gold medal track star Carl Lewis is 57. Country singer Michelle Wright is 57. Actor Andre Braugher is 56. Actor Dominic Keating is 56. Actress Pamela Anderson is 51. Actor Thomas Sadoski is 42. Actress Liv Tyler is 41. Bible verse Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city; the watchman waketh but in vain.Ž „ Psalms 127:1. The reason many homes have so much and yet are so unhappy is that they failed to invite the Lord as an honored guest. Without Him life will be in vain and futile. TOKYO, Japan (AP) „ A Hello Kitty-themed  shinkansen Ž bullet train has debuted in Japan. Adorned with the cartoon icon inside and out, its a dream ride for fans of the internationally popular character. The special shinkansen had its inaugural round trip Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting Japans west and south. It will run through September. The stylish, eight-car train is painted pink and white, showcasing Hello Kitty images and trademark ribbons from ”ooring to seat covers and windows. In one car, a life-size Hello Kitty doll donning a train crew uniform and a hat „ decorated with a pink bow, of course „ greets passengers. Hello Kitty, created in 1974 by the Japanese company Sanrio Co., is a global icon with fans of all ages.ODD NEWS All aboard: Hello Kitty bullet train debuts KYODO NEWS VIA APHello Kitty-themed bullet train Dear Mr. Berko: Ive enclosed my check for you to review my portfolio. My husband passed away four years ago, and Im now a 71-year-old widow. A lady friend and I attended an invitation-only lunch for seniors two weeks ago, which was very interesting. The speaker believes that in the coming years, were going to have a stock market crash and very high in”ation that will last at least through the next two elections. My daughter and I visited him at his of“ce, and he recommended that I sell our nine stocks and two mutual funds, which my husband bought and have been in our account since he died. The stockbroker said that 20 percent of the proceeds should be invested in a ”oating-rate mutual fund, which would pay more each time interest rates go up. Then, he said, we should invest 30 percent in an annuity that guarantees against any loss and pays a guaranteed 6 percent. He wants the last 30 percent to go in a private real estate limited partnership that owns new Section 8 apartments. This real estate partnership would protect me against in”ation and start paying an 8 percent dividend in three years. He advises that we leave the remaining 20 percent in a money market account. Both my daughter and I think this makes good sense, and so does our accountant, who has known this broker for years. Im close to my husbands sister, who is a pharmacist and smart in business ways. She reads your column in Cleveland and told me to contact you before making any changes. „ TB, Vancouver, Wash. Dear TB: Beware of free educationalŽ lunches; theyre infrequently free and seldom educational. Rather, theyre a salesmans decoy and an investors trap. And because of your pro“le „ a widow with several million dollars and no “nancial experience „ youre de“ned as a whaleŽ (a big catch) by “nancial advisers. Thank you for the $1,000 check, which Ive returned. Your newspaper pays me well for my semiweekly advice. That your sister in-law told you to write to me suggests shes a very smart lady. This adviser has the makings of a great sociopath who would steal the dimes from his dead mothers eyes. I know many “nancial advisers like this cur. Their sweet spiels could persuade the devil to join a Baptist church. I urge you to contact the investment adviser who helped your husband “ve years ago. If hes still in business, I believe that his advice would jibe with mine. I cant think of a reason to sell a single one of your nine stocks „ Medtronic, Caterpillar, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Southern, American Express, Chevron, Home Depot and NextEra Energy. Those are nine stocks that you can keep for the rest and best of your life „ and your daughters life, too. Nor would I, in my wildest dreams, ever consider selling your two mutual funds „ Fidelity Growth Co. Fund and Dodge & Cox Stock Fund. They are managed darn well and have enviable long-term annual returns. Your husband had a “ne adviser, who didnt need those risible government rules and investment guidelines from Washington telling him how to invest your spouses money. Sadly, an increasing number of “nancial advisers have become so greedy and viscerally unscrupulous. Now the federal government “nds it must enact laws requiring “nancial advisers to put the clients best interests “rst. The realization is that too many “nancial advisers are putting their best interest “rst and not the clients, and thats scary. It certainly describes the fellow who bought you lunch. Your $2.8 million portfolio is a widows dream and a slick “nancial advisers Golconda. If you followed this creeps advice, he would make an 8 percent commission on an $840,000 real estate limited partnership purchase. That would be a $67,200 payday. Next, hed take a $17,000 commission on a $560,000 purchase of a ”oating-rate bond fund. Then he would scarf a 6 percent fee, or $50,040, on an $840,000 purchase of a 5 percent annuity. The total commission cost would be $134,600, and this rotter would pocket that money, which is just about what the average stockbroker makes in a year, in one afternoon. Meanwhile, your accountant may be in cahoots with this brokster and might share some of the commission. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ gets free lunch and bad advice Malcolm Berko Episcopal priest marching in Brooklyn. The families split up as they tried to enter the U.S. illegally were largely ”eeing extreme violence, persecution or economic collapse in their home countries, often in Central America. In Washington, D.C., another massive crowd gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House in what was expected to be the largest protest of the day, stretching for hours under a searing sun. Fire“ghters at one point misted the crowd to help people cool off. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the musical Hamilton,Ž sang a lullaby dedicated to parents unable to sing to their children. Singersongwriter Alicia Keys read a letter written by a woman whose child had been taken away from her at the border. Around her, thousands waved signs: I care,Ž some read, referencing a jacket that “rst lady Melania Trump wore when traveling to visit child migrants. Her jacket said, I really dont care, do U?Ž and it became a rallying cry for protesters Saturday. We care!Ž marchers shouted outside Dallas City Hall. Organizer Michelle Wentz says opposition to the Trump administrations barbaric and inhumaneŽ policy has seemed to cross political party lines. The zero tolerance policyŽ of prosecuting people caught entering the country illegally led of“cials to separate more than 2,000 children from their parents before being abandoned. Trump took to Twitter to show his support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement amid calls from some Democrats for major changes to the agency. Tweeting from New Jersey on Saturday, Trump urged ICE agents to not worry or lose your spirit.Ž He wrote that the radical left Dems want you out. Next it will be all police.Ž Though many at the rallies were seasoned anti-Trump demonstrators, others were new to activism, including parents who said they felt compelled to act after heart-wrenching accounts of families torn apart. Nationwide, groups came together in city parks and downtown squares, while others converged on the international bridge between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. At the border, they protested what speakers described as unconstitutional overreach by the Trump administration and heavy-handed tactics by immigration agents. They carried signs with slogans like We are all immigrantsŽ as they chanted Love, not hate, makes America great.Ž Marchers took to the streets in Raleigh, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Houston; cities in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, as well as Antler, North Dakota, population 27. Steve Adelmund, a father of two, was inspired to organize a protest in rural Marshalltown, Iowa, after turning on the news on Fathers Day and seeing children being separated from their families and held in cages. It hit me in the heart. I cried,Ž said Adelmund, whose event drew about 125 people. In Columbus, Ohio, at least one person was arrested when protesters blocked a downtown street, the Columbus Dispatch reported. But most of the rallies remained peaceful. In downtown Los Angeles, John Legend serenaded the crowd while Democratic politicians who have clashed with Trump had strong words for the president, including U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters who called for impeachment. In Boston, a Brazilian mother separated from her 10-year-old son at the border 37 days ago approached the microphone. We came to the United States seeking help, and we never imagined that this could happen. So I beg everyone, please release these children, give my son back to me,Ž she said through an interpreter and wept. He son has pleaded with her on the phone to bring him home. I beg you all,Ž she said. Please “ght and continue “ghting, because we will win.ŽPROTESTFROM PAGE 1 members agreed to pump 1 million barrels more crude oil per day, a move that should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. However, summer months in the U.S. usually lead to increased demand for oil, pushing up the price of gasoline in a midterm election year. A gallon of regular gasoline sold on average in the U.S. for $2.85, up from $2.23 a gallon last year, according to AAA. If Trumps comments are accurate, oil analyst Phil Flynn said it could immediately knock $2 or $3 off a barrel of oil. But he said its unlikely that decrease could sustain itself as demand spikes, leading prices to rise by wintertime. Well need more oil down the road and therell be nowhere to get it,Ž said Flynn, of the Price Futures Group. This leaves the world in kind of a vulnerable state.Ž Other analysts were more doubtful about immediate effects. Trump appears to be trying to talk the market down,Ž said Lawrence Goldstein, who directs the Energy Policy Research Foundation. He questioned whether Trumps words would do anything to reverse the effects on the market of declining Iranian oil production. He also noted it always takes at least two months before a change in shipping commitments affects the market. Trumps aim may be to exert maximum pressure on Iran while at the same time not upsetting potential U.S. midterm voters with higher gas prices, said Antoine Halff, a Columbia University researcher and former chief oil analyst for the International Energy Agency. Trumps comments came Saturday as global “nancial markets were closed. Brent crude stood at $79.42 a barrel, while U.S. benchmark crude was at $74.15. Saudi Arabia currently produces some 10 million barrels of crude oil a day. Its record is 10.72 million barrels a day. Trumps tweet offered no timeframe for the additional 2 million barrels „ whether that meant per day or per month. However, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser told journalists in India on Monday that the state oil company has spare capacity of 2 million barrels of oil a day. That was after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the kingdom would honor the OPEC decision to stick to a 1-millionbarrel increase.OILFROM PAGE 1 suburban women, who are poised to play an outsized role in the “ght for the House majority this November. Two-thirds of Americans do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, according to a poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Among women of reproductive age, three out of four want the high court ruling left alone. The poll was conducted before Kennedys retirement was announced. The left is going to try very hard to say this is all about overturning Roe,Ž said Johnnie Moore, a Southern Baptist minister who was a co-chairman of the Trump campaigns evangelical advisory board. The more signi“cant shift on the high court, he said, would likely be the help given to conservatives in their “ght for what they call religious freedom. Tony Perkins, who leads the socially conservative Family Research Council, said abortion was simply a factorŽ in evangelicals excitement over a more conservative Supreme Court. He suggested that public opinion was already shifting against abortion rights, although thats not true of the Roe v. Wade ruling, which has become slightly more popular over time. Perkins agreed with Moore that the broader push for religious freedom was a bigger conservative focus. Many evangelicals, for example, have lashed out against Obama-era laws that required churches and other religious institutions to provide their employees with womens reproductive services, including access to abortion and birth control. Others have rallied behind private business owners who faced legal repercussions after denying services to gay people. Yet sweeping restrictions to abortion rights are certainly on the table, Moore noted. There is a high level of con“dence within the community that overturning Roe is actually, “nally possible,Ž Moore said. He added: Evangelicals have never been more con“dent in the future of America than they are now. Its just a fact.Ž Despite Trumps struggles with Christian values in his personal life at times, skeptical evangelical Christians lined up behind him in the 2016 election, and they remain one of his most loyal constituencies. The presidents standing with white evangelical Christians hit an alltime high in April when 75 percent of evangelicals held a favorable view of Trump, according to a poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute.REVERSALFROM PAGE 1boat can forget about arriving in an Italian portŽ and claimed it should go to Malta. Even though the number of migrants arriving in Europe is sharply down this year from 2017, migration issues have deepened political divisions in the European Union, fueled in part by the demands of anti-migrant nationalist parties. Roberto Fico, a leading “gure in the 5-Star Movement, the senior partner in Italys ruling coalition, told reporters after inspecting a migrant reception center in Sicily that I wouldnt close the ports.Ž The Open Arms captain, Marco Martinez, said he told the Romebased Maritime Rescue Coordination Center about the migrants and was instructed to call Libyan maritime authorities, who didnt answer. The captain said of“cials in Rome then told him it was up to him to decide whether to carry out the rescue. I took the decision to save these human beings,Ž Martinez told an AP journalist who viewed the rescue from a dinghy belonging to its sister ship Astral. The mayor of the Spanish port city of Barcelona, Ada Colau, urged Spains new prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, to permit the Open Arms to dock in her city.RESCUEFROM PAGE 1FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3 CREATURE FEATUREBY TIMOTHY POLIN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 FriendlyŽ cartoon character7 Pro14 Symbols in calculus20 Simple kind of antenna21 Expenditures counterpart22 Lacking a break23 Add surreptitiously24 Worrisome sight for a swimmer25 With spite26 Some Houdini feats28 John of spy fiction30 Something extraordinary that wont soon be forgotten32 Some northern Europeans35 Bit of hydrotherapy38 Caffeinated drink with tapioca balls39 Doled (out)41 Opposite of colorblindness?42 ____ JacquesŽ43 Ones eligible for marathon prizes45 Dont bite the hand that feeds you,Ž e.g.46 Flight-board abbr.47 Sinking feelings50 Mistrusts53 Mother or sister54 Does more than ask56 Dr. ____ Sattler, Jurassic ParkŽ paleobotanist57 Energy giant that fell into ignominy in 200258 Elevs.59 Peevish quality61 Get a new mortgage63 [Kiss]65 Powerful D.C. lobby68 Scylla or Charybdis74 Speedy wide receiver, perhaps80 Skill81 [Fingers crossed]82 Buzz out in space83 And so on: Abbr.84 Staff leader?86 & 87 What might cost you an arm and a leg?88 Silver-tongued89 2004 also-ran91 Martin who wrote The Pregnant WidowŽ92 Evening, in ads93 Southern sandwich94 Is there in spirit?96 Zen Buddhist goal98 Makes fun of99 Menace in 106-Down104 Bad-mouth106 Add spice to107 Metaphor for deliberate ignorance109 Gobbled (down)111 Seriously uptight112 Fictional setting for 106-Down115 A ____ believes no oneŽ (old saying)116 Pottery117 Caff ____118 Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake119 Concerning120 Conventions: Abbr.121 There, thereŽ122 Disgustingly obsequious123 Class with drills DOWN1 Things investors take an interest in?2 Suffer3 106-Down director4 Pink, e.g.5 Brought out6 Christen anew7 Tidiness8 Proud, fiery types, they say9 Save for later, in a way10 Fathers or brothers11 Santa ____12 No longer in force13 Gives meaning to14 Horn of Africa native15 Neon, e.g.16 Transmission17 Like the menace in 106-Down18 Common knee injury site, briefly19 Locale for a trough27 Fairy-tale lumpŽ29 Hack30 Hit BBC comedy, briefly31 Peter of The Maltese FalconŽ32 Handles deftly33 Utmost degree34 Farm machine36 Something to angle for37 In Dulci JubiloŽ and others39 Modest skirts40 Modern subject of F.A.A. regulation43 TV show with the seasons highest rating, often44 ____ U.S.A.Ž (1963 hit)48 Sports arbiter49 Pixielike51 Cabaret accessory52 Country-music channel, once55 Decorative pillowcase58 Adjudicate, as a case60 This is looking badŽ62 Lyricist Sammy63 Singer Haggard64 Golfers obstacle66 Ska-punk band with the 1997 song Sell OutŽ67 Sunning area68 Ax69 Seasonal quaff70 Small herrings71 Is a crowd72 Actor Morales73 Deteriorates74 Beginning75 Precollege, for short76 Text tweaks77 Midcrisis hire, perhaps78 Word with black or blood79 Frozen-dessert chain85 Leaves nervously exhausted88 Thugs90 Aromatic yellow citrus93 Preppy wear95 Himalayan native97 Cheap and gaudy98 Charged99 Scrap100 Actress Salma101 Movie org. whose 100 Years ƒ 100 ThrillsŽ list has 106Down at No. 2102 Takes a load off103 Superman, by birth105 Coo-oo-ool!Ž106 1975 summer blockbuster107 Morse clicks108 Indian blueblood110 Teensy amount113 Yogis accessory114 Oscar ____ (Hollywood honor, informally) 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 26272829 3031323334353637 38394041 42434445 4647484950515253 5455565758 59606162 6364 656667 686970717273747576777879 80818283 8485868788 8990919293 94959697 9899100101102103104105 106107108109110 111112113114115 116117118119 120121122123Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). After completing this puzzle, draw a line starting at the middle square of 59-Across and connect five appropriate squares in roughly clockwise order to reveal an image suggested by this puzzles theme.New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0624 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to First Omaha Securities, established in Nebraska in 1975. I was a pioneering discount brokerage, with commission fees as low as $8 as early as 1998. (Today my online stock trades cost $6.95.) Over the years I merged with or acquired K. Aufhauser, Datek, National Discount Brokers, thinkorswim and Scottrade. I was first to offer automated trades via touchtone phone back in 1988. Today I have more than 10,000 employees, more than 11 million funded client accounts, and more than $1 trillion in client assets. I execute more than 900,000 trades daily. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. fee S&P 500 index funds can have you in stocks quickly and easily. Contribute generously to IRAs and/ or 401(k)s. € Spend less. There are lots of relatively painless ways to cut back, such as by switching from cable TV to one or more streaming services and by shopping around for lower insurance rates on your various policies. Eat out a little less often and shop only when you need things, not just for fun. If you can spend $200 less per month, thats $2,400 per year, which would grow to more than $118,000 over 20 years at an average annual growth rate of 8 percent. € Consider retiring a few years later than planned, to save more money and delay starting to tap your nest egg. You might enjoy company-sponsored health insurance a bit longer, too. Or aim to retire early, if you can. A good plan and discipline can have many retiring in their early 60s or sooner. Learn much more at retirement/index.aspx and and try our Rule Your RetirementŽ service at It offers solid, concise advice, along with stock and fund recommendations.The Motley Fool TakeA Fat Blue-Chip DividendTelecom giant AT&T (NYSE: T) has been around for generations in various forms, and its not done growing. Its shares have been beaten down due to competitive pressures and uncertainty surrounding its planned merger with Time Warner. Of course, as a stocks price falls, its dividend yield rises, and AT&Ts payout recently yielded a fat 6.2 percent. Better still, that payout is likely to increase in the future, as AT&T has boosted its dividend for 34 years in a row. AT&T generated roughly $18.3 billion in free cash flow over the trailing-12-month period. Its robust cash flow generation is likely to continue, thanks to its being an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider and its strong positions in the still-reliable wireless service and video businesses. (The company will soon be rolling out its 5G network.) With the merger with Time Warner recently completed, AT&Ts longterm prospects are even better. The union will create one of the worlds leading entertainment producers, open up new service bundling opportunities and allow for the combined company to use AT&Ts strength in the mobile and internet spaces to get better advertising rates for Time Warner networks and content. AT&T is the second-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and the nations top wireline and pay-TV service provider. Those businesses give it a wide defensive moat against its potential challengers. Give the company some consideration for your long-term portfolio. Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentThe Wrong StockMy dumbest investment was when I trusted a day traderŽ to execute an order to buy $10,000 worth of Apple at $27 per share. Instead, he bought shares of another company, which immediately went bye-bye. The guys boss? He stood behind this bozo. The lesson I learned is: Dont trust anyone working with your money. If you dont take care of your own business, then someone else will. „ I., online The Fool Responds: If it was really a day trader who was managing your money, you probably would have done poorly, regardless. Day traders are known for buying and selling frequently, which racks up commission charges and has any gains taxed at generally higher tax rates. More important, day traders are known for losing money. No less an authority than the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned: Day traders typically suffer severe financial losses in their first months of trading, and many never graduate to profit-making status.Ž If youd owned Apple stock for only a few hours or days, you would have lost out on a heck of a lot of future growth. 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Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, July 1, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS by Myles Mellor 1. S LDXO IXRUQA BEDXS GRLS GRGKA HRND QDX CRKURKU ESXAKDX CB IBWUQA QDXCDHV S GWDA OBWXCDHV NRA. 2. ZEAY F QIIW TFHFITA DUYCAH ZFD FHHADOAL FYL QEFHCAL ZUOE EAH SFYL, DEA TYAZ DEA ZFD UY OHASWA. 3. KND UZUUQI ZPXDGKX BDYD GNMMXZPU KNDZY ADXK XZPUDY. KND ADXK GNMZGD BRX GQDRYQI ADD-IMPGD. 4. EBP ENMVH BXR-BNR UQ RNRMVOL OS O YOAXVP TBLXGSAOG? UQTOMGQ SBQLQ OLQ O VNS NY ELORRQLG RMSSXZK SBXZKG MZHQL SBQ SLQQ. 1. A very bright opera diva didnt like her singing partner so bought herself a duet yourself kit. 2. When a cool karaoke singer was arrested and charged with her band, she knew she was in treble. 3. The giggly insects were choosing their best singer. The best choice was clearly Beeyonce. 4. Why would hip-hop be popular at a family Christmas? Because there are a lot of wrappers putting things under the tree. GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Its not nding answers that matters most today; its the searching. While searching, you embody your essence and feel connected to all that makes you human. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Heres a way to reduce worry and anxiety while helping you solve the problems that pepper this spicy day: Make a decision. Once you decide, life falls right into place. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If youre having trouble tting in, that is probably a good thing, unless youre selling something. When youre selling something, tting in is totally essential. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The act of choice. If you have a choice, youre probably taking it for granted. Many dont. This is the day to recognize your freedoms and privileges. Get out of your bubble. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Some people are more able to compartmentalize than others. Its a skill to work on. Because life is messy. Being able to organize it will be crucial to the plays of the day. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This is brain science. When people have to work for something, they work for it harder and derive more pleasure from the experience. Dont make it too easy for people you love. Devotion grows with eort. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Think about investment. If you want to know whats inside, you have to walk through the door. Its a risk. You dont just choose the things you like; you like the things you choose. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Which way is best? Well, thats a question that could very well waste y our da y awa y Tr y this one instead: Which wa y is ne? Then do it. Moments later, youll denitely be a mile down the lane instead of stuck at the crossroads. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The value of touch cannot be underrated today. To connect with loved ones on a physical level is to fulll a very basic human need. Just a pat on the back or a shake of the hand will be immeasurable bonding. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The work youve done will be obsolete one day, and then much later, it will be historical instead. So commit as though this is the most important moment. In many ways, it is. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The support you give others in the form of kind words, eye contact, touch, sharing food, space and every signal that they belong in your group „ thats something precious, especially to the lonely. Extend these kindnesses. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Whatever goal you make for the day, even if its solely a personal goal, its important. Its sacred. Your intentions and your words are as important as anyones in this whole world, especially when directed toward you. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 1). You make many peoples lives better, and if you let them, they will heap tons of love on you this year. Youre not in competition with anyone but yourself, yet youll push hard to make something happen before the end of the year. Youll deliver something precious in January. March and June bring group wins. Taurus and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 1, 22, 38 and 14.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 7 DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My husband has become very overweight, which has caused his sex drive „ as well as his health „ to suer. I worry about him constantly, and I miss the intimacy we used to have. He is aware of how I feel and started trying to eat healthier. He also tries to exercise at least a little bit every day. The problem is he constantly falls o the wagon. Sometimes he says hes too tired to exercise, or he reverts back to his old habits and ends up eating fast food. He always tries again the next day, but he wont make much progress at the rate hes going. I What can I say that will make him take this more seriously? „ ALL ABOUT HEALTH IN ALABAMA DEAR ALL ABOUT HEALTH: Tell your husband how much you love him, and youre afraid until death do us partŽ will happen prematurely if he continues killing himself with his fork and his sedentary ways. You might also recite the names of the various diseases that accompany obesity in most people. But if your husbands doctor hasnt been able to get the message through to him, there isnt much more you can do besides love him for the wonderful husband he is and keep your ngers crossed. I say this because the only person who can makeŽ your husband commit to a diet and exercise program is himself, with the recognition that changing his unhealthy patterns wont be easy and WILL take time. DEAR ABBY: Recently, my wife took two of our granddaughters (ages 9 and 15) and a friend (age 15) to the movies. As usual, the next day I found trash had been left in the car, which triggered the following text exchange. I sent both granddaughters a picture of a garbage can and my car and asked: Please advise which one is used to throw away trash? If you need help, ask your mom. Im not accusing anyone of anything. Also, if one of your friends was to throw trash on your Poppys car oor, what should you do? Would you ask them to pick it up „ yes or no?Ž The only response I received was from their mom, who said, Amber (granddaughter) did not leave trash in your car!Ž Things have gone downhill from there. I replied that I expected an answer to my questions, and that I hadnt accused anybody of anything. Many tears have been shed, and my wife has threatened to divorce me for standing my ground. We have agreed to have you settle this. What say you? „ TALKING TRASH IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEAR TALKING TRASH: You are the injured party. You did nothing wrong. You are owed an apology from all concerned „ the kid who left the trash in your car, and your wife and daughter for overreacting. DEAR ABBY: My older sister was born on July 4. Shes now in her 60s and refuses to celebrate the holiday. She also doesnt want the family to celebrate it either. We have tried to be supportive in years past, but we miss having our Fourth of July holiday. What do you suggest? „ WANTS TO CELEBRATE DEAR WANTS TO CELEBRATE: I suggest that before July 4, you declare YOUR independence by asking your older sister what other day she would like to celebrate her birthday. Then celebrate the Fourth of July as you would like „ without her.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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite RecipesŽ and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: A morning cup of java is a big part of getting the day started. And making a satisfying pot of coee is essential for many of my readers. Heres how to make that pot a good one: „Always begin with fresh, clean, cold water. „Select the correct amount of coee, which usually is 1 tablespoon per 6 ounces, but, of course, varies according to your taste. Pick the proper grind for the method you are using for brewing. „Clean the coeepot thoroughly. Dont just give the pot a fast rinse with water after use because the oils will build up over time. Wash the pot with soap and water often, at least every third or fourth time. Many pots, lter baskets and lids can be cleaned well in the dishwasher. „For many coee makers (check the directions), you can run full-strength vinegar through a brew cycle and follow with several brew cycles of plain water to remove heavy deposits. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Be sure to be prepared to take care of your high-tech devices, which will undoubtedly come on board along with your children and pets. Safety on all levels should be your top priority. Put your smartphones, cameras or other high-tech equipment into heavy-duty zippered plastic bags to protect them in case they get sprayed or fall into the water. Also make certain that everyone on board has a life vest. And that includes your dog! „ Heloise Dear Heloise: When we have company, we always serve pancakes, a family tradition. For less stress in the morning, I make the batter the night before and pour it into a clean, plastic squeeze bottle. In the morning, I just squirt the batter into the pan. This gives me more time to chat with my guests and less mess to clean up! „ Becky from North Carolina Dear Readers: Here are two quick and easy recipes to use with your favorite honey: „Blend honey with apple cider and rub over a leg of lamb and then cook. „Spread lightly buttered toast with fresh ricotta cheese and spoon a bit of honey on top for a sweet breakfast treat. „If your honey has crystallized, just zap it uncovered in the microwave on high for a few seconds. To prevent this problem, do not store honey in the refrigerator. Instead, keep it on a shelf. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My kids and our family love to go to the beach, which involves hauling a lot of stu. To lessen this task, I give each one of my children a large mesh tote bag. They can take their favorite beach toys and are responsible for them. At the day of the day, they just put them all back into their bag. Then they dunk the bag into the water to remove the sand before they bring it back to the car. „ Valerie from Maryland Dear Readers: The brass objects we have in our homes are lovely, but they need to be cleaned and polished. First, check the brass to see if its lacquered or nonlacquered because a dierent cleaning method is used for each surface. For lacquered brass, wipe it o with a soft, clean, damp cloth. Do not put any cleaner on this type of surface. For nonlacquered brass, pour a bit of ketchup onto a cloth, rub over it, rinse and dry. „ HeloisePassion for fast food slows down mans eort to lose some weightDear Abby Hints from Heloise


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This home is at 3389 Placid View Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $439,000 and is listed with Carol Edwards with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Looking for the perfect lake house, here it is! This unique and immaculate six-bedroom, four-bath property on beautiful Lake Placid offers two complete residences. This custom-built property offers a total of 5,472 square feet. Each side is identical with three bedrooms and two baths, which totals 2,736 square feet each. The south side offers a tiled entry to the open ”oor plan. The large kitchen has lots of cabinets and a huge breakfast bar and a large pantry offers lots of storage. The combined living and dining room is perfect for entertaining. The main ”oor has a spacious bedroom and bath. Each side has its own washer and dryer. Skylights provide natural light. The upper level offers a 17 by 24 Two homes on Lake PlacidSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3389 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Lake Mirror Drive. Bear left onto Placid View Drive. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3389 Placid View Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $439,000 and is listed with Carol Edwards with Berkshir e Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.EDWARDS | 2This home is at 1905 Bignonia Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $249,500 and is listed with Dawn Dell with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Welcome to Sebring Heights, a neighborhood that is in Sebring city limits but has large lots and is located in one the highest points of Sebring. This property welcomes you with an oversized yard that it enhanced with lots of scrub oak trees, native plants and a large fence around the backyard. You will enjoy the fact this home features over 2,100 living square feet and a total of almost 3,000 under roof square feet. When you walk in the door you will see the home has an open inviting ”oor plan with the kitchen opening to dining room and living room. The home has three oversized spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. No carpet in this home makes for easy clean up. There is an in house laundry room and Spacious home on almost an acreSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1905 Bignonia Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Lakeview Drive. Turn left onto Hiawatha Avenue. Turn left onto Bignonia Drive. The home is on the left. COURTRESY PHOTOThis home is at 1905 Bignonia Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $249,500 and is listed with Dawn Dell with Heartland Real Esta te Corp.DELL | 2This home is at 3220 Waterwood Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $169,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. This meticulously maintained home was built in 2007 in one of the most desirable location to live in Comorant Point in Golf Hammock. The freshly painted, spacious home has 1,648 living square feet, two bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage, bonus room and many upgrades. The eat-in kitchen has new wood laminate ”ooring, white, soft-close cabinets, pass through bar to the dining area and a sliding glass door that leads to the open patio. The master bedroom has a huge walkin closet, dual vanity in the master bath, large walk-in shower, newer glass shower door. A beautiful block glass window provides natural light and a spacious linen closet provides excellent storage. The open living room and dining area Amazing home in Cormorant PointSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3220 Waterwood Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn on to Hammock Road. Turn right onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn right onto Par Road. Turn right onto Cormorant Point Drive. Turn right onto Waterwood Drive. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3220 Waterwood Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $169,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hatha way HomeServices Florida Properties Group.TERRELL | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, July 1, 2018


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 Lisa Terrell is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-0358. Carol Edwards is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-441-2994. Dawn Dell is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-3810400. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE master bedroom, which includes a lovely sitting area with huge windows offering a panoramic view of the lake. It also has an oversized master bathroom with double vanities. The north side has an identical ”oor plan with wood ”ooring. Each side offers large sliding glass doors to a huge 34 by 47 screened porch that wraps around the rear of the house. Sink your toes in the white sandy beach that is just steps away from the beautiful sand bottom lake with more than 3,300 acres suitable for all recreational fun and “shing. Relax and enjoy the “re pit on the beach. This property is perfect for two families who like to enjoy the lake but yet have their own space and privacy. The roof was installed in 2018 and the property has central water. Parking boats and cars is no problem here as there is plenty of room. For more information, call Edwards at 863-4412994. For more information and photos, visit and search for MLS 244148.EDWARDSFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThis unique and immaculate six-bedroom, four-bath property on beautiful Lake Placid oers two complete residences. a 31 by 17 family room with a Mitsubishi 20-year ductless air conditioner. Upgrades to this property include a whole home generator with an in-ground propane gas tank, double hung impact resistance windows, all the plumbing has been redone and electrical service expanded for 200 amp., gas on demand hot water heater, propane dryer, newer air conditioner, solar heated pool and metal roof. The property has central water and well for irrigation with a 4-inch well and 2 hp motor. Irrigation has six zones. There is a sump pump for sewer. The location of this property is outstanding, it is close to everything, yet you feel very private in your almost acre setting. Enjoy the solar heated pool with a newer cage enclosure. The pools surface was redone a couple of years ago. This property is virtually move-in ready. Enjoy the energy-ef“cient matching appliances and other modi“cations to the home to help maintain ef“ciency. For more information, call Dell at 863-381-0400 or view more photos at homesforsaleinsebring. com. Look for MLS 247463.DELLFROM PAGE 1has a cathedral ceiling and is a great location for entertaining. French doors and a pocket door to the bonus room adds additional privacy. The laundry room has a washtub sink, built-in cabinets and shelving above the washer and dryer. A new air conditioner was installed in 2017. The home has custom window treatments throughout and a lot of storage and closet space. It is one of the newer, more well-appointed homes in Comorant Point. For more information or to schedule a viewing, call Terrell at 863-4140358, email lterrell@ bhhs” or visit lterrell.bhhs” and search for MLS 248076.TERRELLFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe home has a solar heated pool with a newer cage enclosure. The pools surface was redone a couple of years ago.Placid Lakes Country Club GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Heartland Open to amateurs with a valid handicap. Ladies & Mens Divisions. Pro Am Points. 50% of the field will advance to Championship tournament. 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 Berkshire Hathaway unveils A.S.A.P.TAMPA „ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group recently launched its Armed Services Appreciation Program, also known as A.S.A.P. The program offers cash rebates to active duty armed services military personnel and veterans on the purchase or sale of their home. We want to thank all those who have provided valiant service to our nation with our A.S.A.P. program,Ž Allen Crumbley, Broker/ Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group, said. The best way we can show our appreciation is provide cash rebates on the purchase or sale of a home.Ž To qualify for the free, no obligation program, register with A.S.A.P. and then preview real estate with the agent assigned through the program. To obtain bene“ts, close on a home (or if selling, list your home) with the assigned agent referred by the A.S.A.P. coordinator. In most states, individuals may combine the rebates if they complete both a purchase and sale of a home. Rebates are based on the contracted closed price of the home. A.S.A.P.s experienced consultants will assist with relocation needs anywhere in the United States. A.S.A.P. can provide additional bene“ts to those moving house goods. Its preferred carriers are committed to customer service, performance and dependability. We are proud to offer this program to show our appreciation to all who currently serve and veterans,Ž Dewey Mitchell, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Broker/Owner, said. Whether you are ready to buy, or ready to list a property for sale, A.S.A.P. is the best program to save you money.Ž To register, call 727484-6496 or complete the registration form at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 22 of“ces throughout the Tampa Bay area. Highlands County has four Berkshire Hathaway of“ces: € 4800 Haw Branch Road, Sebring; 863-314-9641 € 1 Hammock Falls Circle, Sebring; 863-382-6575 € 211 U.S. 27 North, Sebring; 863-402-5700 € 15 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid; 863-699-0404 For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group, call 888-778-8258 or visit bhhs” TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNQuestion: We bought a house with a major problem, a covered-over sinkhole, that was not disclosed to us. No one wants to help us with it „ our agent, the seller, everyone has turned his or her back. The house is so torn up to “x the problem that we have been staying in a hotel. Is there anything we can do? „ Edythe Answer: Most people have heard the Latin term caveat emptorŽ (let the buyer beware) and think that it is up to the buyer to “nd all the problems with a new home. In reality, this is only partly true. Buyers are responsible for inspecting their prospective new home and “nding all of the problems that can reasonably be found. However, some problems cannot be found with the normal inspections done when buying a house because they are hidden. These are known as latent defectsŽ and can include cracked foundations, leaky pipes inside walls, sinkholes „ or even the fact that someone was murdered in the home. If sellers know of any such latent defects, they are legally required to disclose them to prospective buyers, and if they do not, they can be held liable to pay for “xing the problem. It is important to note that sellers are only liable for latent defects if they actually knew of the problem. So, for example, if this is the “rst occurrence of a sinkhole in the area, the seller may not have known of the issue and wont be held responsible for not disclosing it. It just makes sense that someone cannot be liable for not disclosing a fact he or she did not know. You should “rst look to your homeowners insurance coverage to get help repairing your home. Unfortunately, if your policy is like many, sinkholes may not be covered. If this is the case, and if you believe that your seller hid the issue from you, then you should consider a lawsuit to hold that person liable for the damage. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Q&A: My new house has a sinkhole. Is the seller liable?By GARY M. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 Want an easy formula for the perfect color scheme in your home? Let nature guide your hand. Mother nature is the master of color theory and she does not make mistakes. So when a client is having trouble articulating their ideas about color for a space, I usually ask if they have a favorite ”ower or remember an amazing outdoor experience? Those colors will be the ones we are subconsciously drawn to. Lets look outside to get started! Think about an outdoor place or photo you love. It could be your favorite golf course, looking out from the sun room at a neighbors “nely manicured garden, or the sunset while “shing off the Florida Keys. Its your happy place.Ž For me, I had the loveliest afternoon walk a few years ago at Highlands Hammock State Park. I took a picture of how peaceful the re”ection of the canopy above fell upon the waterway as I strolled across the boardwalk. There were many greens, deep reds, burnt oranges and warm browns, with a peak of light blue sky in between. It was an incredibly soothing combination on blistering summer day. I was so excited last year when a client shared she needed help with a mother-in-lawŽ suite. She wanted to include some traditional heirloom pieces but was worried they were too dark and formal for the space. I immediately thought back to the experience I had in the park and was inspired to use mother natures palette. For the entry we included her dark bow front chest in a time worn quartersawn oak framed with InvernessŽ paint by Sherwin Williams. The adjacent kitchen was built in a rustic alder with a deep whiskey orange “nish. The apartment included iron accents throughout in contrast to the many pieces of bright white and blue-silver toned serving displays. All the colors inspired by a bit of standing water below the hammock. It works beautifully, and Mother Nature deserves all the credit! 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 Buying a foreclosed home is not like the typical home purchase. In many cases: Only one real estate agent is involved. The seller wants a preapproval letter from a lender before accepting an offer. There is little, if any, room for negotiation. The home is sold as-is, and its up to the buyer to pay for repairs. On the upside, most bank-owned homes are vacant, which can speed up the process of moving in. Buying a foreclosure is de“nitely a bit of a grind. Its not easy,Ž says Robert Jensen, broker and president of the Rob Jensen Co. in Las Vegas. Youre getting fantastic pricing, but sometimes it takes going through a lot of houses and writing a lot of offers to get the home you want.Ž „ Find a real estate broker and a lender. The “rst two steps for buying a foreclosure should be taken at the same time. While youre looking for a real estate broker who works directly with banks that own foreclosed homes, get a preapproval letter from a lender. Elaine Zimmerman, a real estate investor and author, recommends that shoppers “rst visit any site with a database of foreclosed homes. You also could look at a local real estate website that lets you “lter the results to see only foreclosures. You might “nd the acronym REO, which means real estate owned.Ž This signi“es that the property has been foreclosed on and the lender now owns it and is selling it. „ Get a broker on your side. The goal of combing through foreclosure listings is not to “nd a house; its to “nd an agent. Banks usually hire real estate brokers to handle their REO properties. In many cases, the buyer works directly with the banks broker instead of using a buyers agent. That way, the commission doesnt have to be split between two brokers. A lot of these Realtors have a long-term relationship with these banks, and they know of listings that havent even come on the list yet,Ž Zimmerman says. Call them about the listings that youre interested in, but also ask them about listings that may be coming up because sometimes it may take a day or two or even a week before a listing actually comes onto the database.Ž In places where thousands of foreclosed properties are for sale, you might not get much attention from overloaded agents. To prove that youre serious about buying, says Jensen, Right before or after you meet with the agent, meet with the lender.Ž „ Get a preapproval letter Unless you plan to pay cash, youll need a recent preapproval letter from a lender. The letter will detail how much money you can borrow, based on the lenders assessment of your credit score and income. The problem is, buyers want to “nd the house “rst, and then they think theyll work out the “nancing,Ž Jensen says. But the problem is, the really good deals on these bank-owned, they go quick „ and the buyer doesnt necessarily have time to try to work out the “nancing afterward. They need to work that out “rst.Ž Zimmerman says some “rst-time buyers make the mistake of assuming that the bank selling the home will also “nance the mortgage as part of the deal. Dont expect to get “nancing from the bank that foreclosed on it,Ž she says. Thats a totally separate transaction, and they view it that way. The people in the (banks) REO department are not loan of“cers. They are getting rid of bad assets.Ž „ Look at comps before making an offer. Theres no rule of thumb on what the banks bottom line is on price. Just as with any other real estate purchase, you have to look at the recent sales prices of comparable properties, or comps.Ž You really have to look at the comps in todays current market conditions and write a competitive offer based on that,Ž says Jensen. Sometimes the bank prices the homes really low, and the home will have multiple offers over list price within hours. Sometimes its priced too high, and you can come in lower. A lot of times, buyers will come to me and say, We want to write offers for half price. It just doesnt work that way.Ž „ Bid the higher price if homes are selling quickly. Keep in mind that foreclosed houses generally are sold as-is. That means that you shouldnt expect to get a discount to compensate for repairs. Jensen says: Lets say the house is listed for $200,000, all the comps are $200,000, and so the client comes in and says, Hey, look, I want to buy this house but Ive got to do paint, carpet and “x some mold damage, so I want to take $15,000 off the price. You know what? All the other ones were in the same condition, and they sold for $200,000.Ž Jensen further advises “nding out how quickly comparable houses are selling. With foreclosures, a 3,500-square-foot house with a pool in a gated community might sell within days or hours, but more modest homes might sit on the market for weeks. Or vice versa, depending on market conditions. If the foreclosed homes youre looking at are selling swiftly, the best advice on a bank-owned property is to come in at your highest and best, unless the property has been sitting on the market forever with no activity,Ž Jensen says. If youre going to be upset because you would have gone $5,000 more but you lost the property, just bid the higher price in the “rst place.Ž „ Find tradespeople who can assess, repair damage. Because repairs are almost inevitable with foreclosed houses, Jensen and Zimmerman recommend getting to know tradespeople who can assess and repair damage from pests, mold and leaks. Zimmerman says you should assume that the air conditioning needs to be “xed, and possibly the heating system, too. It all sounds daunting. But at least you dont have to wait for the owner to move out of the house. Finance home improvements on a foreclosed property with a personal loan. 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This appears to be one of the most attractive options a mortgage borrower may have. Yet of the three approaches to re“nancing considered in this series of articles, this is the trickiest and the easiest to get wrong. Homeowners with one mortgage and high-cost, short-term debt can re“nance that mortgage with cash-out in an amount suf“cient to pay off the short-term debt. (Note: cash-outŽ means that the new mortgage amount will be larger than the outstanding balance of the old one). Alternatively, they can take out a new second mortgage to pay off the short-term debt, and leave the “rst mortgage alone. Homeowners who already have two mortgages along with shortterm debt also have two options: „They can re“nance the second mortgage with cash out to consolidate the short-term debt, leaving the “rst mortgage alone. „They can re“nance both mortgages into a new “rst mortgage that also includes the shortterm debt. Note that re“nancing the “rst mortgage alone is not a good option because the “rst mortgage lender requires the borrower to obtain permission of the second mortgage lender, without which the second mortgage becomes the “rst mortgage. Getting permission can be a hassle. I have two calculators on my web site designed to deal with these two situations. These are: Calculator 1b: Debt Consolidation Calculator for Home Owners With One Mortgage. Calculator 1c: Debt Consolidation Calculator for Home Owners With Two Mortgages. The calculators provide the information about each option that is needed to make the correct decision. This includes the total monthly payment, which consists of mortgage payments, mortgage insurance premiums (if any) and non-mortgage debt payments (if any). Borrowers on tight budgets must be concerned about the monthly payment affordability, but it should not be the major determinant of their choice. The second type of information the calculators provide about all the options is their total cost over a period speci“ed by the user. If the users time horizon is, say, 10 years, the total cost of each option is the sum of the monthly payments over 10 years including lost interest, less the tax savings and reduction in total debt over that period. Minimizing total cost should be the borrowers major objective because cost minimization is the path to early debt retirement. This measure should be used both to determine whether to re“nance and, if so, which of the options to adopt. A single-minded focus on the monthly payment can lead borrowers to a bad decision. As an example, Marie has a $358,788 balance on her 3.5 percent “rst mortgage secured by a home now worth $600,000, but she owes $50,000 on credit cards with an average interest charge of 24 percent. Marie wants to rid herself of the highcost credit card debt, the question being how best to do it. With recent appreciation, she now has enough equity in her house to re“nance her mortgage with suf“cient cash out to pay off the credit cards, paying 4.5 percent and 2 points on the new “rst mortgage. The alternative is a new second mortgage for $50,000 at 7.5 percent and 2 points, leaving the “rst mortgage as it is. From a monthly payment perspective, consolidating the shortterm debt by re“nancing is more attractive, reducing her total monthly payment from $2,796 to $2,113. Consolidating in a new second mortgage would result in a total payment of $2,153. From a cost perspective, however, taking a new second mortgage is the better deal. Over the next 10 years, total cost would be $144,000 in the re“nance case compared to $117,000 in the second mortgage case. At the end of the 10 years, Marie would owe $38,000 less if she took the second mortgage rather than re“nancing the “rst. Concluding comment: The reason that re“nancing is not the best solution in this case is that the interest rate on a new “rst mortgage is higher than the rate on the existing mortgage. As a result, in order to reduce the rate on $50,000 of debt by re“nancing, Marie would be obliged to increase the rate on $358,788 of debt. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at in a time of rising rates and property values, part 3Jack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON „ U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight monthly decline. Sales have tumbled 3 percent over the past year, despite steady job growth that has boosted demand from would-be homebuyers as the unemployment rate has fallen to a multi-decade low of 3.8 percent. The housing market is caught in a vice grip of fewer sales listings and rising mortgage rates, both of which have made home ownership less affordable for many Americans. The number of sales listings has dropped 6.1 percent over the past year to 1.85 million. That forced would-be buyers to act quickly and sign contracts on average in just 26 days. It also pushed up home values as the median sales price in May rose 4.9 percent from a year ago to $264,800. Because of declining inventories, sales of homes worth less than $250,000 have declined over the past year. But in a sign of greater income inequality, sales of homes worth more than $1 million have surged 14.4 percent this year. Adding to the pressure are rising mortgage rates. The average interest charged on a 30-year, “xed rate mortgage was 4.62 percent last week, up from 3.91 percent a year ago, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Higher mortgage rates have the risk of further suppressing sales listings, even if the higher home values encourage some people to list their properties. The Realtors found that 15 percent of homeowners wouldnt list their properties for sale due to the increased mortgage costs, up from 11 percent in April. Sales rose in the Northeast in May. But sales fell in the Midwest, South and West.US home sales fell in May amid inventory crunchBy JOSH BOAKTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this March photo, a sold sign is shown outside a single-family home on the market in Denver. On Wednesday, June 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in May. WASHINGTON „ U.S. home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index moved up 6.6 percent from a year earlier, led by outsize gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco. All three cities showed double-digit increases. Prices rose even as home sales fell and mortgage rates climbed. Sales of existing homes dropped in April and May and are now running 3 percent below their year-ago level. Fewer homes are available „ the supply has fallen 6.1 percent in the past year „ and they are selling quickly. The average house for sale remained on the market for just 26 days in April, down from 39 a year ago. Mortgage rates reached a seven-year high of 4.77 percent in late May before declining this month. Last week, the 30-year “xed mortgage rate averaged 4.57 percent, according to Freddie Mac. That is still much higher than a year ago, when it was 3.9 percent. The economy is growing and the unemployment rate is at an 18-year low, which typically would point to stronger home sales. Americans are increasingly turning to newly-built homes, where sales jumped 6.7 percent in May. But higher prices and fewer existing homes to choose from are cutting many Americans out of the housing market. The Case-Shiller index covers roughly half of U.S. homes. The index measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a three-month moving average. The April “gures are the latest available.US home prices march upward as buyers fight over low supplyBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 One type of inspection is often overlooked and is not considered important when either selling, buying or renting a home „ a landscape inspection. A well maintained landscape in the immediate area of the property is a good “rst impression on a buyer, triggering a sense of trust when previewing the interior of the home. Frequently sellers prefer to invest in the interior of a home, based on the concept that todays families spend their time inside, instead of outside. The “rst impression of the daily traf“c is the exterior of the property, for which an attractive simple landscape can attract a potential buyer. Remember when you are listing your property for sale or rent prepare it to attract the interest of your tenant or buyer to be, not yours. A landscape inspection is not always considered a priority by either party in a real estate transaction. After the transfer of title and “nancing are in place it becomes the buyers burden to deal with issues, if any. A few of the possible surprises are plants or tree around the perimeter of the house, which can cause expensive damage to the foundation of your new home. In my 27 plus years in real estate, I have being approached by buyers because no disclosure on the landscape was given by the seller through the transaction. It is the buyers due diligence to have any inspection he or she “nds necessary. A landscape inspection will clarify the type of plant or tree, if the location will or will not harm the structure. It will show unhealthy conditions of trees and plants. Inspecting the irrigation system, soil, grading, decks and patios is important to a prudent buyer for better understanding of the actual conditions and the maintenance required. Some additional “ndings when you have a thorough landscape inspection are over saturation of soil, tree branches hanging over the home, which may cause roof damage and invite unwanted guest such as rats, raccoon, snake, ants and roaches to share your home. This inspection can discover if the sprinkler system is unaligned leading to dry rot or termites. Another forgotten item is the rain gutters; are they ef“cient or inef“cient, causing drainage clogging, creating strong odors inside the home and interior stains? The lawn slopes can be draining towards the house rather than away setting up a ”ooding issue that will bring mosquitoes and strong odors due the constant accumulation of water for an inde“nite period of time. Lets remember we live in Florida, a climate with year round humidity. Buyers need to ask about the components covered by a landscape inspection and research the experience and knowledge of the inspector and the inspection companys reputation. The investment of a home is worth the cost to have all types of inspection done by a reputable, professional company with certi“ed inspectors who are up to date with the neighborhood trend. If you are buying either for investment or for your family to enjoy, it is best to prevent mayor expenses in repairs due to lack of knowledge or awareness on damages caused by poor maintenance from a previous owner. Your Realtor can assist you in selecting a reputable inspection professional. The prices varies on inspections, starting at $75-120 for termites and pest report, from $150350 on an arborist review and $350-450 for a septic system inspection, and last but certainly not least important, the removal of a tree can be in the $1,500. Some companies offer a free quote or a reduction on the inspection, so be aware on those deals. When a company does inspection and repairs they might have a consideration on the inspection cost if you give them the work to repair when needed. Con“rm if it is a certi“ed “rm with a certi“ed inspector and they are current on the type of inspection you need in the area where the property is located. Here is a brief landscape inspection check list to assist you: 1) Patios and deck 2) Fence conditions 3) Waters features 4) Soil composition and grading 5) Trees, plants and grass 6) Retaining walls 7) Irrigation system 8) Pools 9) Outdoors kitchens or “replaces 10) Drainage and erosion To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ inspections vital tool in home buying process JULIO SEDATODAYS REAL ESTATE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESA landscape inspection can be a vital tool when buying a home and it is the buyers due diligence to have any inspection he or she nds necessary. #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 6327 COLUMBUS BLVD, SEBRING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 SUN N LAKE 2BR/2BA2CA, Great split ” oor plan w/large master, updated master bath, remodeled guest bath, new kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living & dining rm w/french doors leading to enclosed porch. 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 When it comes to color combinations, you may ask yourself, whats in and whats out? Which colors can I put together? And which ones may be taboo or clash? Here are some general guidelines you can follow that can help improve the likelihood of color combination success.Turquoise and orangeTurquoise and orange may sound like an odd pairing, but the color combo can be quite inviting, especially for those looking for a modern, if not hip decor. The blend of turquoise, viewed as a warm season color, and a more traditional orange, can appear timeless and modern.Black, white and redBlack and White is one of the most popular color combinations in both fashion and home decor. Add a pop of red, and you have the recipe for color success. Fun, crisp and clean, this color combo can be used in living spaces or kitchen.Yellow and charcoalWhether it is mustard, lemon yellow or chartreuse, yellow is an innovative, modern and creatively dynamic color when paired with cool colors such as gray, whether it is a light gray or a deeper shade such as a charcoal.Charcoal and dark blueThis is an instance in which two cool colors work well together. With the shade of blue, dont be afraid to go with rich and bright tones, as these shades will create an inviting contrast when paired with gray.Cool vs. warm colorsA traditional color wheel can be a wonderful guide and tool if you are confused about which potential colors could blend well when placed near each other. As a general rule of thumb, colors next to each other on the wheel work well together, as do colors that are opposite each other on the wheel. Dont be afraid to blend colors together, either by pairing warm colors with other warm colors, or by pairing cool and warm colors. Have a special out“t or garment pairing you simply love? Consider trying that same color combination in your home. Often, colors that work in fashion can easily translate into fabrics and wall colors that will work well together in the realm of home decor.Dark blue and blackA few years back, there was a bit of a fashion controversy surrounding this particular color combination, asking the question, can you wear blue with black? The answer according to many fashionistas is yes, and this is a color combination that also often works extremely well when it comes to home decor. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with of“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSports INDEX | Lottery 2 | MiLB 2 | MLB 2, 4 | Golf 2 | NHL 3 | NBA 3 | Scoreboard 5 | World Cup 6 | Tennis 6 By GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesJohn Schuzer has been a Bucs fan since their first season in 1976, when he decided he liked the new team from Florida much better than his fathers Cardinals or his grandfathers Lions. Despite living in Illinois, hes had season tickets since 2007, and when the 2015 NFL draft was held in Chicago, the Bucs gave him VIP passes so he could be there in person when quarterback Jameis Winstons name was announced as the No. 1 overall pick. He grew to like Winston enough that two years ago, in Tampa to see a Thursday night game, he bought a red No. 3 Winston jersey at Raymond James Stadium, proudly rotating that with a No. 93 Gerald McCoy jersey. But when news came out Thursday that Winston was being suspended three games for violating the leagues personal conduct policy, when he read Winstons apology, he decided it was enough. He neatly folded up the jersey, NFL: BuccaneersLifelong fan mails back jersey to the teamBy RODNEY PAGETampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG … The Rays certainly missed CF Kevin Kiermaier when he was forced to the disabled list in mid-April with a right thumb injury. His bat at the top of the lineup is one reason, but even bigger is his play in the outfield. One example came in the ninth inning of Thursdays game against the Astros. With the Rays down 1-0, Kiermaier made a running catch in left-centerfield with one out and a runner on second. The Rays eventually got out of the inning and at least had a chance down by a run in the bottom of the ninth. It was kind of a nothing KK play but he is one of three or four center fielders who can actually go get that ball,Ž Rays manager Kevin Cash said. As a third base coach you have to be aware of where he is standing because he can beat you with his legs and with his arm.Ž Kiermaier did try to beat the Astros on Thursday with his legs when he laid down a bunt base hit in the eighth that put runners on the corners with no outs. He got doubled off first when Matt Duffy lined out to shortstop, but he still tried to make something happen. Cash said that was Kiermaiers call. And hes not going to expect him to bunt often in the future. I would never ask a guy to sit there and bunt,Ž Cash said. KK can do so many powerful things with the bat. He can hit the ball in the gap, hit it out of the ball park. There are times in a game where its nice to drop it down. But KK has to be comfortable doing that. We dont want to be in a position to tell him to bunt. More often than MLB: RaysKiermaiers glove was missedAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Kevin Kiermaier, right, hugs Jesus Sucre as teammates celebrate in the dugout after Kiermaiers grand slam off Washington Nationals Gio Gonzalez, Monday, in St. Petersburg. By JOEY KNIGHTTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ Odds are, USFs new athletic director can intelligently discuss Tupac and tariff acts with equal zeal. His thesis at Wake Forest: Rap Music as a Political Communicator. Ill let him get into the music with you,Ž former colleague Reid Sigmon, now chief operating officer for University of Tennessee athletics, said with a chuckle. And its evolved over time.Ž These days, Kellys downloads may include anything from classic rock to U2 to 80s and 90s hip-hop. Pop-jazz siren Sade (of the 80s hit Smooth Operator) remains a guilty pleasure; friends say he can recite the lyrics to darn near all her songs.Getting to know USFs new athletic director, Michael KellyNCAA FOOTBALL: University of South FloridaSmooth operatorAP PHOTOUniversity of South Florida president Judy Genshaft, right, and the schools new athletic director Michael Kelly gesture during a press conference introducing Kelly on Friday at the Yuengling Center in Tampa. adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 By TIM BOOTHAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia „ Edinson Cavani upstaged Cristiano Ronaldo, first with his head and then with his right foot, and sent Uruguay to the World Cup quarterfinals. Cavani scored twice and Ronaldo none Saturday to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal. On the same day Lionel Messi was sent home in Argentinas loss, the other GOATŽ at this tournament was also eliminated. It was two weeks ago that Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the same stadium against Spain, stroking his chin after the first goal to imply he was the greatest of all time.Ž There was no goal from Ronaldo this time. Everywhere he went, the Portugal great was WORLD CUP: Uruguay 2, Portugal 1Cavani scores twice, Uruguay ousts Ronaldo and PortugalAP PHOTOUruguays Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his sides 2nd goal at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday. By RONALD BLUMAssociated PressMOSCOW „ The mens World Cup is notable for women. Foxs Aly Wagner and Telemundos Viviana Vila are the first inmatch analysts on U.S. television for soccers showcase. BBCs Vicki Sparks is making a similar breakthrough in Britain and ZDFs Claudia Neumann in Germany. It took me 10 years. It was very disappointing that it took so much time,Ž Vila said of her advance. It truly was draining, unfair and ungrateful. It shouldnt be that way. But it made me stronger, to keep learning and improving in my work. Im better now to face whatever comes my way.ŽWORLD CUPWomen make World Cup telecast history in US, UK, Germany NHL FREE AGENCYOn the eve of free agency, John Tavares is leaving the NHL guessing about his destination. Page 3 SEE RAYS, 2 SEE HISTORY, 6 SEE URUGUAY, 6 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE USF, 3


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The arm feels pretty fresh.Ž Before the injury, Archer was 3-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 13 starts.Font leaves earlyRays starting pitcher Wilmer Font looked awfully good in his first five innings against the Astros Friday night. He allowed only one hit and had a 3-0 lead. Then in the sixth, he gave up a leadoff walk to Jake Marisnick. With a 3-and-1 count to Alex Bregman, Cash and trainer Mike Sandoval came to the mound and Font was replaced due to a right lat strain. RHP Diego Castillo entered and gave up a two-run homer to Bregman.Atop the TropAT&T SportsNet reporter Julia Morales tries to find unusual places for a weekly Friday interview segment with Astros manager A.J. Hinch. And Friday that took them nearly 200 feet above the Tropicana Field playing surface to the A-ring of the catwalk. It wasnt that bad,Ž Hinch said, though noting how the stairs and catwalk shifted as they walked. It was well worth it.Ž Morales and Hinch were joined by a cameraman and two Rays officials. The Friday afternoon climb up, interview and descent took under an hour.RAYSFrom Page 1 By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPOTOMAC, Md. „ Tiger Woods ran off four straight birdies and finished the front nine with seven consecutive one-putt greens. Unlike Francesco Molinari and Abraham Ancer, he couldnt keep it going Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Ancer and Molinari each handled the scorching heat on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and shared the lead going into the final round. Ancer birdied two of his last three holes for the lowest score of his career, an 8-under 62, giving the 27-year-old Mexican his best shot at a first PGA Tour victory. Ancer has never been in the to p 10 g oin g into the final round in 22 previous starts. Molinari also is going for his first official PGA Tour victory, though that comes with an asterisk. He won a World Golf Championship in Shanghai in 2010, though the PGA Tour did not recognize the HSBC Champions as an official win until a year later. They were at 13-under 197, two shots clear of Ryan Armour (68) and Zac Blair (66). Woods was six shots behind, the seventh straight tournament he has been at least five shots behind going into the final round. It sure didnt sound that way, and for most of the round, it didnt look that way. With his fifth birdie of the front nine, Woods was two shots out of the lead. And then he opened the back nine with a pair of birdie chances just inside 10 feet and missed the both. He never really regained his momentum, finished with another bogey and shot 68. Considering the scoring average was 69.6 in the third round, he wound up losing two shots to the lead. It was frustrating because I played better than what my score indicates,Ž Woods said. I thought that 10 under would have been a good score for me to end up at for the day, and I could have easily gotten that today on the back nine.Ž He didnt, and now has more ground to make up. The nine players ahead of him have combined for just five (official) PGA Tour victories. Molinaro has five European Tour victories, has played on two Ryder Cup teams and is No. 17 in the world. The Italian is playing at the National and plans to be at the John Deere Classic in two weeks, even though the European Tour is in the meat of its summer schedule with national opens in France, Ireland and Scotland leading up to the British Open. Molinaro is currently among qualifiers for the Ryder Cup team, but his FedEx Cup standing is at No. 123. Hes making the most of his first trip to the TPC Potomac. Even though he missed a few short putts on the front nine, he closed with a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th and hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie at the 18th.GOLF: PGA TourAncer, Molinari share lead at National, Tiger stallsBy DICK SCANLONAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG „ Justin Verlanders worst start with the Houston Astros might have been OK if not for Wilson Ramos. Ramos drove in four runs in the first two innings against Verlander and the Tampa Bay Rays went on to a 5-2 win over the Astros on Saturday. I wasnt sharp, but also I didnt have luck on my side,Ž Verlander said. I made an adjustment during the third inning that I thought was good, but it was too little too late.Ž Verlander (9-4) gave up the most runs (5) and hits (9) of any of his 23 starts since his trade to Houston late last summer. He struck out eight in a seasonlow five innings after coming in with a major league-leading 1.82 ERA „ though it was 4.34 in six June starts. The Astros have lost his last three starts. Matt Duffy finished with three hits, including two in the first two innings, to help the Rays win for the seventh time in eight tames to move to .500 (41-41) for the first time since June 1. I gave up three hard-hit balls, all to the same guy. The rest of em, nobody hit the ball hard,Ž Verlander said. Ramos got the Rays on the scoreboard with a two-run double in the first, and made it 5-0 with a two-run single in the second. Those two at bats summarized Verlanders day. The first at bat, I put him in a 3-1 situation where, bases loaded, he knows a heaters coming, and he hit it off the wall. So thats my fault,Ž Verlander said. His next bat I got a ground ball up the middle on a slider, which is kind of what youre looking for. But it found a hole.Ž Tampa Bay has held opponents to two runs or fewer in five straight games for only the second time in franchise history. The way these guys are throwing right now, were tough to beat,Ž said Kevin Kiermaier, who scored in each of the first two innings. Alex Bregman got the Astros on the board with a two-run homer in the sixth off Vidal Nuno. It was Bregmans 16th home run and his fifth in six games. Theyve been throwing the ball well over there, and we havent really been able to put anything together,Ž Bregman said. Verlander was a little unfortunate today with some of the weak contact that went for hits, but weve got to do a better job of putting up runs for him. Nuno (2-0) got the win after pitching 4 ‡ innings of relief, giving up two runs and four hits while striking out four. Sergio Romo pitched ninth for his seventh save in 11 opportunities. Ryne Stanek pitched the first inning for Tampa Bay, giving up a single to Jose Altuve, Houstons only hit in the first four innings.RARE ERRORAdeiny Hechavarria made a fielding error on George Springers grounder in the top of the sixth just before Bregmans homer. It ended a streak of 94 games and 319 chances in which the Rays shortstop had not committed a miscue. It was the longest errorless streak in franchise history for a shortstop. Hechavarrias last error had come on July 30, 2017 at Yankee Stadium.MLB: Rays 5, Astros 2Ramos has 4 RBIs as Rays beat AstrosAP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays Matt Duffy (5), C.J. Cron (44) and Kevin Kiermaier celebrate the win over the Astros yesterday in St. Petersburg. By BRYAN LEVINESports WriterPORT CHARLOTTE „ Leading by one run entering the ninth inning, the Charlotte Stone Crabs were three outs away from their first winning streak of the second half. Stone Crabs reliever Hunter Schryver managed to record just one out before allowing four batters to reach base on the way to a 6-5 victory for the Tampa Tarpons. Schryver allowed two runs in the ninth inning „ one of which came while Zack Mozingo was on the mound „ but both were unearned after a fielding error by Miles Mastrobuoni helped spark the Tarpons rally. Charlotte trailed for nearly the entirety of the game, but managed to take a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning. After Kevin Padlo walked and Jesus Sanchez reached on an error, Josh Lowe cleared the bases for a gametying two-run double. Lowe later scored on a wild pitch by Tarpons reliever Matt Wivins. The Stone Crabs once again went with the Tampa Bay Rays openerŽ strategy of beginning the game with a reliever. Saturdays starting reliever was J.D. Busfield, and the strategy didnt go as planned. Busfield, pitching for the first two innings of the game, allowed three runs on three hits and a walk. He also gave up a pair of solo home runs to Steven Sensley and Alexander Palma. Typical starting pitcher Brock Burke took over for Busfield in the third inning and continued the strong streak hes put together over his last eight outings „ where hes allowed more than two earned runs just twice in that span. Burke gave up just one run on three hits and two walks over six strong innings while striking out six batters. The lone run Burke surrendered came on a passed ball with a runner on third base, which probably shouldve been controlled by catcher Zac Law. Lucius Fox and Josh Lowe each had two hits in the loss. Fox scored a pair of runs. Lowe had two RBI. Tristan Gray hit his league-leading 22nd double of the season.MILB: Tarpons 6, Stone Crabs 5Stone Crabs blow 9th-inning leadPHOTO BY TOM ONEILLCharlotte Stone Crabs relief pitcher Brock Burke (23) faces the Tampa Tarpons during the third inning Saturday at Charlotte Sports Park.


The Sun / Sunday, July 1, 2018 SP Page 3By STEPHEN WHYNO and JOHN WAWROWAssociated PressOn the eve of free agency, John Tavares is leaving the NHL guessing about his destination. Roughly 18 hours until the market opens, the elite center had not chosen between six suitors, with the San Jose Sharks, hometown Toronto Maple Leafs and incumbent New York Islanders considered the most likely options. Tavares could only get an eight-year deal by re-signing with the Islanders, but would have to do so before midnight when that advantage expires. If the Tavares sweepstakes drag on into Sunday, it would seem to favor San Jose and Toronto, either of which could sign the 27-yearold to a seven-year deal worth $70 million or more. He met this week with the Sharks, Maple Leafs, Islanders, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, and his decision could drastically affect the plans of those teams and others. I think other teams have admitted, we would have to make moves (to clear salary-cap space),Ž Bruins general manager Don Sweeny told reporters in Boston on Friday. Pretty confident wed be able to do that.Ž As hockey waited for the Tavares watch to end, several teams made moves Saturday ahead of the frenzy. The Sharks agreed to terms on a $64 million, eight-year extension with forward Logan Couture, according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been announced. It cant become official until after noon Sunday because it doesnt begin until the 2019-20 season „ the same as long-term deals the Los Angeles Kings have with Drew Doughty and Arizona Coyotes have with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Detroit got its own defenseman under contract for the next two seasons by agreeing to deal with Mike Green that pays him $5.375 million annually. Signing Green could be just the start of the action for the Red Wings, who have been linked to unrestricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier and winger Thomas Vanek. New Jersey also shored up its goaltending situation by re-signing Eddie Lack to a $650,000, oneyear deal. The Devils also have Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid, who split time last season and in the playoffs. A person with direct knowledge of discussions said the Buffalo Sabres are expected to sign goalie Carter Hutton, who had been the St. Louis Blues backup to Jake Allen. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because agreements cannot be announced until the signing period begins. Hutton and others seem to already be ticketed for certain places, but many big-name players are still up for grabs. Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk, who tied Tavares with 36 goals last season, has been drawing significant interest and, at 29, could easily command a seven-year contract at a substantial raise over his previous $4.25 million salary. The Western Conference-champion Vegas Golden Knights have cap space but might lose wingers David Perron and James Neal, who combined for 110 points last season. The Winnipeg Jets are doing their best to try to bring back center Paul Stastny after he was so instrumental in their playoff run. They cleared about $5.5 million in cap space by trading goaltender Steve Mason and Finnish forward Joel Armia to Montreal on Saturday but may still need more room to bring back the 32-year-old. The Canadiens are set to buy out Mason, putting him on unconditional waivers as the Minnesota Wild did with forward Tyler Ennis to clear cap space.NHLLeague awaits John Tavares decision on eve of free agencyAP PHOTONew York Islanders center John Tavares skates against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game on March 31, in Newark, N.J. took it to the post office and spent $24 to mail it, Priority Mail Express, to the team at 1 Buccaneer Place. In good conscience I can no longer wear my @ Jaboowins @Buccaneers jersey,Ž he wrote on Twitter. Im sending it back for you to donate or whatever you want. As a season ticket holder since 2007, Im embarrassed & disappointed by this scandal. Go Bucs in 2018!Ž Schuzer, 50, said he had long defended Winston, even since November, when a female Uber driver in Arizona accused him of putting his hand on her crotch during a 2 a.m. ride in March 2016. I was actually quite an advocate, saying if theres no evidence, I really didnt support how the NFL suspends people without tangible evidence or proof,Ž said Schuzer, who works in research with CAT scan and X-ray machines. I was in his corner, supporting him. Without evidence, how can you suspend someone?Ž But on Thursday, he read the statement from the NFL, finding the drivers account consistent and credibleŽ and determining that Winston had touched her in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.Ž Then he read Winstons apology: Im sorr y to the Uber driver for the position I put you in.Ž That was the breaking point. I just didnt find it sincere,Ž Schuzer said. He was just covering his own (butt). To me, I didnt think there was anything tangible in there in terms of owning up to what he did. It was the final straw. You create more chaos by giving a half-hearted apology than by giving none at all.Ž Schuzer said he had supported the Bucs draftin g Winston in 2015, preferring him to Oregons Marcus Mariota, who would be taken No. 2 by the Titans. This was a careful, measured response by Schuzer. (I) didnt want to burn it on video or cut it up,Ž he wrote on Twitter, happy to see the jersey go to a Bucs fan who is more comfortable putting Winstons name on his or her back. They can donate it or whatever they want. But I wont wear it anymore.Ž To be clear, Schuzer says this doesnt make him any less of a Bucs fan. Hes keeping his season tickets, hopes to get to as many games as he can, and hell pay a steep price to see the Bucs play the Bears in Chicago as well. Im going to support this team 110 percent,Ž he said. But its going to be hard for me to cheer him, to have that on my shoulders. It doesnt feel right. If that was my sister or mother in that car, its just a bad message were sendin g .ŽBUCSFrom Page 1Hes equally wellversed on current events. Hes a junkie for what happens in the world,Ž said College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock, Kellys boss the past 5- years. He keeps up with the news „ all the news „ very closely.Ž Toss in a passion for pizza, a good burger (no cheese), movies, daily walks and Washington, D.C., sports teams (he was raised in Gaithersburg, Md., and went to high school in D.C.), and youve got the nuances in the portrait of USFs new vice president of athletics. But the broad strokes are what compelled the school to bring Kelly back to Tampa. Peers and former bosses insist this 47-year-old married dad of two girls „ who helped run a bay area Super Bowl and Final Four „ warrants a sequence of titles befitting a college leader. Consensus builder. Devoted husband and father. Visionary. Listener. Organizer. Not to mention proprietor of a most coveted cell-phone directory. No one has more extensive, positive contacts than Michael,Ž said former Bulls AD Paul Griffin, who hired Kelly as a USF associate AD in 2001. If those (Power Five) opportunities dont provide themselves in the industry, it wont be because of a lack of his ability to network with the decision makers.Ž The ability to pick up his iPhone and scroll through a directory of names such as Saban, Swinney and Swofford was a huge reason Kelly found himself grinning for cameras „ in dark suit, dark-green tie and small Bulls logo pinned on his left lapel „ Friday afternoon. From the outset of its AD search, USF made no secret it wanted someone with the clout and contacts to help the school get into a Power Five league when the next wave of conference realignment arrives. We were looking for a high level of integrity and strong moral character,Ž Dr. Judy Genshaft said Friday. For us, these qualities were non-negotiable.Ž Unlike other names mentioned for the USF job, Kellys figurative closet appears empty. A routine Tampa Bay Times background search uncovered only three traffic/driving tickets, all more than a decade old. The only potential source of embarrassment upon his return Friday to Tampa was from the shameless plaudits heaped upon him by colleagues. The two words I think for me that come to mind are organization and relationships,Ž said Sigmon, who worked for Kelly in Wake Forests athletic department in the late 1990s. He has great ability from a vision standpoint of how things should be organized, and the process that you need to go through to be ready and to accomplish whatever the goal is.Ž That quarter-century administrative odyssey included stints in athletic departments at Wake Forest (where he met wife Lisa, and where Maya Angelou was among their professors) and USF, where he served as Lee Roy Selmons associate AD for external affairs from 2001-02. It extended to three Super Bowls and a Final Four (where Kelly presided over local organizing committees), to the ACC (an associate commissioner overseeing football and broadcasting), to the College Football Playoff, where he spent five years as COO. Kelly first appeared on Hancocks radar while he was helping run an NCAA Tournament firstand second-round weekend in Winston-Salem in the 1990s. When St. Petersburg was considering people to head its local organizing committee for the 1999 Final Four at Tropicana Field, Kellys name was floated to Hancock, then Final Four director. And I thought, wow, thats a home run,Ž Hancock said. Hancock watched Kelly spend the better part of a year efficiently juggle the nuts and bolts of the operation: transportation planning, mobilizing community volunteers, handling the logistics of the massive coaches convention (which coincides with the Final Four), and game management. And then he and I just stayed in touch,Ž Hancock said. And when it was time to hire our COO here (at the College Football Playoff), Michael was No. 1 on my list.Ž Now comes perhaps his most challenging operation: to try and usher the Bulls into a place at the Power Five table. It will call for organization, networking, engagement, creativity, and perhaps even some smooth operating. Soundtrack optional. Were in a great league (American Athletic Conference) right now. How do we dominate that league to the best of our ability?Ž Kelly said. Thats got to be our goal right now. And when we do thatƒ well be the best-positioned school of anyone in the country for if anything else happens.ŽUSFFrom Page 1By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressFor Colin Campbell, going from Mike Keenans top assistant to head coach of the New York Rangers wasnt a big move. I just had to move 10 feet to another office,Ž Campbell said. Logistically it was simple, but in every other way it was an almostimpossible task. Campbell took over the Rangers after they ended a 54-year drought and paraded the Stanley Cup down Broadway because Keenan left in a contract dispute. Its a similar situation to the one Todd Reirden is walking into after the Washington Capitals promoted him from associate to head coach to replace Barry Trotz mere weeks after winning the Cup. Reirden is just the fourth new coach in the past 30 years to assume control of a Stanley Cup champion, a unique opportunity that presents problems Campbell, Scotty Bowman and Dave Lewis know well from their experiences. Lewis succeeded Bowman after being his associate coach with the champion 2002 Detroit Red Wings, and Bowman stepped in for BadgerŽ Bob Johnson after he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Cup in 1991 and had to take a leave of absence to fight cancer. All three had to balance the opportunity of taking over with the expectation of following a Cupwinning coach and the ensuing pressure. Besides replacing a legend, to be equal, you have to win the Stanley Cup, so it was a big challenge,Ž Lewis said. I was looking forward to the challenge, actually, of taking over a team, taking over a team that won a Stanley Cup and try to accomplish the same thing. I knew it would be very difficult.Ž Or as Campbell pointed out: You can only tie. You cant do better. Tyings pretty good. You have to win a Cup just tie your performance from a year before.Ž No pressure, Todd. Only Bowman „ who already had five Cup rings from the Montreal Canadiens 1970s dynasty „ pulled it off and repeated. And even that was a different set of circumstances because as director of player development, Bowman only agreed to coach the Penguins until Johnson was able to resume coaching or succumbed to cancer.NHLTaking over Stanley Cup champ is not an easy task for a coachBy TOM WITHERSAssociated PressCLEVELAND „ LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean. He could be there longer than usual. Hours before NBA free agency opened with the three-time champion as its most coveted prize, James returned Saturday to Southern California, where he has two homes and a film production company. The Lakers are hoping they can persuade him to sign with them and return them to glory. Los Angeles is among the teams in the mix to land James after his agent told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season. At 12:01 a.m. Sunday, James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list. By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where hell play next, and Cleveland, just up the road from his home near Akron, remains a strong possibility. But there are at least three other teams „ and maybe an outsider or two „ with legitimate shots at landing James, who made it clear following this years NBA Finals that hes still driven to win championships. While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legit chance of signing him.NBALeBron returns to LA to plot next move as free agency nears


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Martincf401002.256 Castellanosrf412201.309 Candelario3b301010.239 Martinezdh400000.241 Goodrum2b400000.220 Hicks1b311111.284 Greinerc301011.229 1-Reyespr000000.206 McCannc000000.230 Iglesiasss411000.270 J oneslf300001.221 T OTALS3237336 T ORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grichukrf411201.212 Hernandezlf300012.257 Solarte3b302010.256 Moralesdh400004.233 Smoak1b411100.235 Pillarcf311000.251 Mailec200011.242 Diazss311000.246 Travis2b301100.220 TOTALS2947438 DETROIT012000000„370 TORONTO000030001„471 Nooutswhenwinningrunscored. 1-ranforGreinerinthe9th. E„Solarte(3).LOB„Detroit6,Toronto4. 2B„Candelario(17),Pillar(25).HR„Hicks (7),offGaviglioCastellanos(12),off GaviglioGrichuk(10),offBoydSmoak(11), offJimenez.RBIs„Castellanos2(49),Hicks (26),Grichuk2(27),Smoak(40),Travis(17). SB„Solarte(1).CS„Candelario(1),Greiner (1).S„Jones. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit3 (Goodrum2,Hicks)Toronto2(Morales2). RISP„Detroit1for8Toronto3for6. Runnersmovedup„Martinez,Travis, Grichuk.GIDP„Smoak. DP„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum,Hicks). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Boyd64332787 4.18 Wilson1.11 001028 3.94 Jimenez,L,3-1.22 110110 2.77 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Gaviglio74 333597 3.97 Biagini12 000016 6.50 Oh,W,4-211000116 3.05 Umpires„Home,GerryDavisFirst,Pat HobergSecond,NicLentzThird,Mark Carlson. T„2:38.A„27,066(53,506).ATHLETICS7,INDIANS2CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss411101.290 Brantleylf401001.306 Ramirez3b311100.291 Encarnaciondh300011.229 Alonso1b400001.247 Chisenhallrf200000.304 a-Guyerph-rf100001.156 Kipnis2b200012.217 Gomesc300001.249 Naquincf300002.277 TOTALS29232210 OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf422101.252 Canhalf311110.254 Lowrie3b210020.291 Davisdh301100.231 Olson1b411200.239 Piscottyrf401001.253 Semienss400001.249 Barreto2b311002.216 Phegleyc311201.259 TOTALS3078736 CLEVELAND000200000„231 OAKLAND00000304X„780 a-struckoutforChisenhallinthe8th. E„Gomes(6).LOB„Cleveland3,Oakland 3.2B„Canha(13),Davis(14),Barreto (3).HR„Lindor(20),offJacksonRamirez (24),offJacksonPhegley(2),offPlutko Fowler(5),offOteroOlson(18),offTomlin. RBIs„Lindor(46),Ramirez(53),Fowler (17),Canha(30),Davis(55),Olson2(43), Phegley2(7).SF„Davis. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cleveland 1(Naquin)Oakland2(Semien2).RISP„ Cleveland0for2Oakland2for6. GIDP„Alonso. DP„Oakland1(Olson,Semien,Trivino). CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Plutko,L,4-25.25 331390 4.66 Perez.1000003 0.90 Otero1.11 110321 6.07 Tomlin.12 332022 6.60 Kontos.10 00007 4.88 OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Jackson,W,1-06.22 220686 2.13 Buchter,H,6.10 00017 2.77 Pagan,H,410 001221 2.86 Casilla.11 001119 3.00 Trivino,S,3-4.20 00003 1.56 Inheritedrunners-scored„Perez1-0,Kontos 1-0,Trivino3-0.HBP„Casilla(Ramirez). WP„Pagan,Tomlin,Kontos. Umpires„Home,TonyRandazzoFirst, JohnLibkaSecond,BillWelkeThird,Lance Barrett. T„2:50.A„17,748(46,765).RAYS5,ASTROS2HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springerrf410003.253 Bregman3b411201.277 Altuve2b402000.342 Gattisdh401002.248 Reddicklf401000.263 White1b300011.267 Gonzalezss400000.231 McCannc300001.206 Marisnickcf300001.192 TOTALS3325219 TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf321002.160 Duffy3b423000.322 Bauersdh311011.267 Ramosc302410.291 Wendlelf301101.260 Robertson2b401002.264 Cron1b400002.233 Gomezrf401002.197 Hechavarriass400001.259 TOTALS325105211 HOUSTON000002000„250 TAMPABAY32000000X„5101 E„Hechavarria(1).LOB„Houston5,Tampa Bay7.2B„Reddick(8),Ramos(10).HR„ Bregman(16),offNuno.RBIs„Bregman 2(53),Ramos4(43),Wendle(21).SB„ Reddick(3).SF„Wendle. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Houston3 (Gonzalez2,McCann)TampaBay3(Wendle, Cron,Hechavarria).RISP„Houston0for5 TampaBay3for8. GIDP„Wendle. DP„Houston1(White). HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Verlander,L,9-459 551897 2.12 Harris10 000114 4.15 Sipp10 001113 2.29 Giles11 000112 4.08 TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Stanek11 000214 1.78 Nuno,W,2-04.24 210466 1.64 Alvarado,H,171.10 001221 2.88 Roe,H,191000018 2.73 Romo,S,7-1110 000011 4.46 Inheritedrunners-scored„Alvarado2-0. HBP„Verlander(Kiermaier). Umpires„Home,JordanBakerFirst,Greg GibsonSecond,JerryLayneThird,Vic Carapazza. T„2:39.A„18,378(42,735).ANGELS6,ORIOLES2LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf500001.162 Troutcf310020.317 Uptonlf321021.255 Pujolsdh501100.245 Simmonsss311110.322 Valbuena1b300002.211 a-Youngph110100.170 Cowart1b000000.200 Kinsler2b312010.218 Maldonadoc300100.243 Fletcher3b402200.324 TOTALS3367664 BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b412001.204 Jonescf411001.287 Machadoss402101.308 Valenciarf300100.276 Mancinilf200011.232 1-Rasmuspr-lf100000.133 Trumbodh300010.256 Davis1b401001.154 Wilkerson2b400001.143 Josephc300001.176 b-Siscoph100000.213 TOTALS3326227 LOSANGELES000100050„673 BALTIMORE200000000„260 a-outon“elderschoiceforValbuenainthe 8th.b-groundedoutforJosephinthe9th. 1-ranforManciniinthe6th. E„Skaggs(1),Upton(2),Valbuena(4). LOB„LosAngeles7,Baltimore7.2B„Upton (10),Pujols(13),Kinsler(15).RBIs„Pujols (44),Simmons(38),Maldonado(32), Fletcher2(5),Young(13),Machado(57), Valencia(23).SF„Valencia. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles3(Calhoun,Upton2)Baltimore 3(Jones,Trumbo,Wilkerson).RISP„Los Angeles5for12Baltimore1for5. Runnersmovedup„Pujols,Maldonado. LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Skaggs54 211679 2.64 Ramirez.200010104.37 Alvarez110000142.95 Andersn,W,2-21.10 000120 3.68 Parker11000093.12 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPER A Cashner64 1124105 4.48 Brach,H,210 000017 3.62 Gvns,L,0-6,BS,2.11 332018 4.60 Scott.22 221014 6.75 Britton10 001011 6.23 Inheritedrunners-scored„Alvarez1-0, Anderson1-0,Scott2-1.HBP„Scott (Maldonado).WP„Givens.PB„Maldonado (7). Umpires„Home,PhilCuzziFirst,DanBellino Second,TomHallionThird,AdamHamari. T„3:09.A„38,838(45,971).REDS12,BREWERS3MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Millerss401003.260 Williamsp000000.000 Zagurskip000000--Sogardlf100001.140 Thameslf-rf311122.235 Aguilar1b400003.309 Shaw3b200022.239 Perezrf411001.248 Barnesp000000--Pinac000000.227 Villar2b411101.258 Broxtoncf400001.308 Kratzc-p400102.267 Chacinp301001.179 1-Arciapr-ss100001.197 TOTALS34353418 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblercf-rf300110.279 Perazass511002.272 Votto1b411010.297 Dixon1b000000.241 Gennett2b433110.332 Suarez3b412012.306 Winkerrf301111.266 2-Hamiltonpr-cf121000.215 Duvalllf422311.206 Casalic100011.393 a-Barnhartph-c212200.268 Mahlep201000.120 Crockettp000000--b-Blandinoph100001.217 Hernandezp000000.000 c-Lorenzenph111400.667 Florop100000.000 TOTALS3612151278 MILWAUKEE100002000„351 CINCINNATI00001182X„12152 a-singledforCasaliinthe6th.b-struck outforCrockettinthe6th.c-homeredfor Hernandezinthe7th. 1-ranforChacininthe6th.2-ranforWinker inthe7th. E„Sogard(3),Gennett(7),Suarez(9). LOB„Milwaukee8,Cincinnati9.2B„Miller (12),Villar(8),Gennett(20).HR„Thames (11),offMahleLorenzen(3),offBarnes. RBIs„Thames(24),Villar(22),Kratz(5), Schebler(31),Gennett(54),Winker(32), Duvall3(49),Barnhart2(27),Lorenzen4 (6).SF„Schebler,Barnhart. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Shaw2,Perez,Villar)Cincinnati5 (Schebler2,Votto,Winker,Floro).RISP„ Milwaukee0for7Cincinnati8for16. Runnersmovedup„Kratz,Aguilar. MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Kratz12211120 9.00 Chacin54 113587 3.71 Williams,H,314 221131 2.93 Zgrski,L,0-1,BS,102 442012 0.00 Barnes133301202.53 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Mahle5.25313121133.83 Crockett.1000013 2.45 Hrnandez,W,3-010 001218 1.57 Floro20 000327 2.91 Williamspitchedto1batterinthe7th. Zagurskipitchedto4battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Zagurski1-1, Barnes3-2,Crockett1-0.WP„Williams. Umpires„Home,ChadFairchildFirst, AlfonsoMarquezSecond,RobertoOrtiz Third,BruceDreckman. T„3:20.A„24,640(42,319).PHILLIES3,NATIONALS2WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf501002.298 Turnerss301001.270 Harpercf200021.219 Rendon3b412100.292 Sotolf400002.325 Reynolds1b301010.233 Difo2b411001.246 Kieboomc301101.214 e-Goodwinph100000.173 Hellicksonp200001.063 Millerp000000--d-Taylorph100000.240 Madsonp000000--K.Herrerap000000--f-Murphyph101000.200 1-Severinopr000000.175 TOTALS3328239 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b401001.271 Hoskinslf300010.257 O.Herreracf411102.286 Santana1b300010.222 Williamsrf401003.232 Kingeryss400000.231 Valentin3b412001.227 Alfaroc311101.251 Velasquezp000000.231 a-Cozensph100000.154 Aranop000000--b-Altherrph101100.176 Hunterp000000--c-Francoph000010.258 Morganp000000--Riosp000000.000 Dominguezp000000--TOTALS3137338 WASHINGTON010001000„280 PHILADELPHIA00120000X„371 a-groundedoutforVelasquezinthe2nd. b-doubledforAranointhe4th.c-walkedfor Hunterinthe6th.d-groundedoutforMiller inthe7th.e-groundedoutforKieboomin the9th.f-doubledforK.Herrerainthe9th. 1-ranforMurphyinthe9th. E„Velasquez(2).LOB„Washington8, Philadelphia7.2B„Kieboom(2),Murphy (2),Valentin(3),Alfaro(10),Altherr(6). 3B„Valentin(1).HR„Rendon(11),off HunterO.Herrera(14),offHellickson.RBIs„ Rendon(35),Kieboom(3),O.Herrera(46), Alfaro(16),Altherr(32).CS„Turner(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 4(Eaton2,Soto,Reynolds)Philadelphia4 (Hernandez,Williams,Kingery,Cozens). RISP„Washington1for8Philadelphia2for 7. Runnersmovedup„Hellickson. GIDP„Harper. DP„Philadelphia1(Kingery,Valentin, Santana). WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Hllickson,L,2-14.27 332498 2.62 Miller1.100012242.57 Madson10 00019 4.45 K.Herrera100001151.47 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Velasquez23 111343 4.69 Arano,W,1-021 000123 2.57 Hunter22 111438 5.04 Morgan,H,1111 001125 5.24 Rios,H,210 000011 5.01 Dminguez,S,7-811 000013 1.98 Morganpitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Miller2-0,Rios 2-0.HBP„Arano(Turner). Umpires„Home,TomWoodringFirst,Carlos TorresSecond,KerwinDanleyThird,Paul Nauert. T„3:20.A„42,746(43,647).ROCKIES3,DODGERS1COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b411000.275 Blackmoncf401000.271 Arenado3b400003.306 Gonzalezrf400003.268 Storyss311012.274 Parralf300010.301 Desmond1b411101.216 Iannettac401103.242 Marquezp301000.300 Ottavinop000000--TOTALS33362212 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Pedersoncf-lf400001.258 Muncy3b401001.264 Kemplf300003.303 Hudsonp000000.000 a-Turnerph100000.262 Bellinger1b300000.240 Grandalc300000.227 Puigrf300002.257 Hernandezss311101.238 Utley2b301000.225 Maedap200001.095 Paredesp000000--Taylorcf100001.250 TOTALS30131010 COLORADO000110100„360 LOSANGELES000001000„130 a-”iedoutforHudsoninthe9th. LOB„Colorado5,LosAngeles2.2B„ LeMahieu(16),Story(22).HR„Desmond (17),offMaedaHernandez(14),off Marquez.RBIs„Desmond(47),Iannetta (20),Hernandez(30). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Colorado 2(LeMahieu,Parra)LosAngeles1(Turner). RISP„Colorado1for7LosAngeles0for1. Runnersmovedup„Blackmon. GIDP„LeMahieu. DP„LosAngeles1(Hernandez,Bellinger). COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Marquez,W,6-882 110992 5.14 Ottavino,S,2-411 000115 1.42 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Maeda,L,5-5753229973.36 Paredes01000043.86 Hudson200003243.66 Paredespitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Hudson1-0. PB„Grandal(4). Umpires„Home,WillLittleFirst,Lance BarksdaleSecond,RyanAdditonThird,Brian Gorman. T„2:39.A„46,172(56,000).STATISTICAL LEADERSNATIONALLEAGUE BATTNG: Gennett,Cincinnati,.332;Almora,Chicago, .332;Markakis,Atlanta, .323;Freeman,Atlanta,.317; Crawford,SanFrancisco, .313;Suarez,Cincinnati, .306;Arenado,Colorado, .306;Kemp,LosAngeles, .303;Parra,Colorado,.301; Martinez,St.Louis,.301. RBI: Suarez,Cincinnati,60; Baez,Chicago,59;Story, Colorado,58;Arenado,Colorado,57;Rizzo,Chicago, 55;Aguilar,Milwaukee, 54;Freeman,Atlanta,54; Gennett,Cincinnati,54; Markakis,Atlanta,51;Martinez,St.Louis,51. HOMERUNS: Arenado, Colorado,20;Harper, Washington,20;Aguilar, Milwaukee,19;Albies, Atlanta,17;Desmond, Colorado,17;Goldschmidt, Arizona,17;Muncy,Los Angeles,17;6tiedat16. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.85;Scherzer,Washington, 2.04;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.14;Lester,Chicago, 2.18;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.48;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.61;Newcomb,Atlanta, 2.71;Guerra,Milwaukee, 3.05;Corbin,Arizona,3.14; Wacha,St.Louis,3.20. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,165;Corbin, Arizona,134;deGrom,New York,134;Gray,Colorado, 119;Greinke,Arizona,108; Nola,Philadelphia,107; Velasquez,Philadelphia, 107;Pivetta,Philadelphia, 103;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 98;Strasburg,Washington, 95. AMERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Altuve,Houston, .342;Betts,Boston,.339; Segura,Seattle,.338;Simmons,LosAngeles,.322; Duffy,TampaBay,.322; Martinez,Boston,.321; Trout,LosAngeles,.317; Rosario,Minnesota,.315; Castellanos,Detroit,.309; Machado,Baltimore,.308. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 64;Haniger,Seattle,61; Machado,Baltimore,57; Lowrie,Oakland,56;KDavis, Oakland,55;Encarnacion, Cleveland,54;Gattis, Houston,54;Judge,New York,54;Mazara,Texas,54; 2tiedat53. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,25;Ramirez,Cleveland,24;Trout,LosAngeles, 24;Cruz,Seattle,21;Judge, NewYork,21;Betts,Boston, 20;KDavis,Oakland,20; Lindor,Cleveland,20; Machado,Baltimore,20;3 tiedat19. ERA: Severino,NewYork, 2.10;Verlander,Houston, 2.12;Snell,TampaBay, 2.31;Bauer,Cleveland, 2.46;Cole,Houston,2.50; Morton,Houston,2.54; Kluber,Cleveland,2.54; Sale,Boston,2.56; Skaggs,LosAngeles, 2.64;Sabathia,NewYork, 3.02. STRIKEOUTS: Sale,Boston, 153;Cole,Houston,151; Bauer,Cleveland,148; Verlander,Houston,144; Paxton,Seattle,134;Severino,NewYork,132;Morton, Houston,122;Kluber,Cleveland,115;Snell,TampaBay, 113;Berrios,Minnesota, 111.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCubs14,Twins9: JasonHeywardhad fouroftheCubs20hits,BenZobrist hadthreeRBIsandChicagohada pairof“ve-runinnings. Rays5,Astros2: WilsonRamosdrove infourrunsinthe“rsttwoinnings againstJustinVerlander. BlueJays4,Tigers3: JustinSmoak ledoffthebottomoftheninthwitha homerunandtheTorontoBlueJays beatDetroit,handingtheTigerstheir 11thstraightloss. Marlins5,Mets2: BrianAndersonhit atwo-runhomeroffJacobdeGrom andtheMiamiMarlinsclimbedoutof lastplaceintheNLEastbyrallying pasttheNewYorkMets. Athletics7,Indians2: Journeyman EdwinJacksonearnedhis“rstwin withOakland. Angels6,Orioles2: AlbertPujolsRBI doublehighlighteda“ve-runeighth inningandtheLosAngelesAngels extendedBaltimoreslatestlosing streaktosevengames. Reds12,Brewers3: RelieverMichael Lorenzenhitthesecondgrandslam byaRedspitcherinaweek,andCincinnatipulledawaytoavictorythat endeditsseven-gamelosingstreak againsttheMilwaukeeBrewers. Phillies3,Nationals2: ThePhillies lostVinceVelasquezafterjusttwo innings,butthebullpenstymiedthe Nationals. Rockies3,Dodgers1: GermanMarquezheldtheDodgerstoonerunon twohitswhilestrikingoutnine. LATE AtlantaatSt.Louis BostonatN.Y.Yankees ChicagoWhiteSoxatTexas PittsburghatSanDiego SanFranciscoatArizona KansasCityatSeattleTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MilwaukeePeralta(R)3-01.594-02-017.02.120 CincinnatiHarvey(R)1:10p3-55.287-62-117.23.06 NewYorkMatz(L)3-53.698-71-119.14.19 MiamiStraily(R)1:10p3-34.826-51-112.27.11 WashingtonGonzalez(L)6-53.689-70-210.09.00 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)1:35p5-63.546-90-214.16.28 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)5-42.147-80-115.01.80 St.LouisGant(R)2:15p2-23.481-31-116.23.24 PittsburghTaillon(R)5-63.968-82-118.03.50 SanDiegoRoss(R)4:10p5-53.3211-50-219.02.84 SanFran.Holland(L)5-74.248-81-117.23.06 ArizonaGodley(R)4:10p9-54.5810-63-017.23.06 ColoradoBettis(R)5-15.079-71-016.28.10 LosAngelesStripling(R)4:10p6-21.986-51-117.13.12AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA LosAngelesMcGuire(R)0-06.080-00-00.00.00 BaltimoreGausman(R)1:05p3-64.204-120-117.22.55 DetroitZimmermann(R)2-04.575-41-015.02.40 TorontoHapp(L)1:07p10-33.6211-52-019.13.26 HoustonMorton(R)10-12.5411-53-019.01.42 TampaBaySnell(L)1:10p10-42.3110-72-119.02.37 ChicagoLopez(R)3-53.735-111-116.25.94 TexasHamels(L)3:05p4-63.616-101-018.02.50 ClevelandClevinger(R)6-33.037-92-119.21.83 OaklandMontas(R)4:05p4-13.685-11-115.07.20 KansasCityKeller(R)2-22.252-31-018.12.45 SeattlePaxton(L)4:10p7-23.5611-61-114.16.91 BostonPrice(L)9-53.6611-52-119.02.37 NewYorkSeverino(R)8:05p12-22.1015-23-020.21.31INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS PITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MinnesotaLynn(R)5-64.816-91-216.23.78 Chicago(NL)Lester(L)2:20p10-22.1813-33-018.02.00 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. VSOPP-Pitchersrecordversusthisopponent. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY1 1910: ComiskeyPark„thenknownasWhiteSoxPark „heldits“rstmajorleaguegame,withtheSt.Louis BrownsbeatingChicago2-0. 1917: FredToneyoftheCincinnatiRedspitchedcomplete-gamevictoriesinadoubleheaderagainstthe PittsburghPirates.Toneythrewathree-hitterineach gamefor4-1and5-1wins,settingarecordforthe fewesthitsallowedinadoubleheaderbyapitcher. 1920: WalterJohnsonoftheWashingtonSenators defeatedtheBostonRedSox1-0atFenwayParkwith theseasonsonlyno-hitter. 1925: HackWilsonoftheNewYorkGiantshittwo homerunsinthethirdinningofa16-7victoryoverthe PhiladelphiaPhilliesinthesecondgameofadoubleheader.Wilsonalsodoubledtwiceduringthegame. 1941: JoeDiMaggiooftheNewYorkYankeessingled offBostonsJackWilsoninthefourthinning,tying WillieKeelershittingstreakof44games.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague L.A.Angels7,Baltimore1 N.Y.Yankees8,Boston1 Toronto3,Detroit2 TampaBay3,Houston2 Texas11,ChicagoWhiteSox3 Oakland3,Cleveland1 Seattle4,KansasCity1 NationalLeague Washington17,Philadelphia7 Miami8,N.Y.Mets2 Milwaukee8,Cincinnati2 Atlanta5,St.Louis1 SanFrancisco2,Arizona1 Colorado3,L.A.Dodgers1 Pittsburgh6,SanDiego3 Interleague ChicagoCubs10,Minnesota6 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague DetroitatToronto,1:07p.m. ClevelandatKansasCity,8:15p.m. NationalLeague SanFranciscoatColorado,8:40p.m. St.LouisatArizona,9:40p.m. PittsburghatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague AtlantaatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. BostonatWashington,7:05p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatCincinnati, 7:10p.m. TampaBayatMiami,7:10p.m. MinnesotaatMilwaukee,8:10p.m.


The Sun / Sunday, July 1, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Lakeland (Tigers) 7 1 .875 „ Clearwater (Phillies) 6 3 .667 1 Daytona (Reds) 4 3 .571 2 Dunedin (Blue Jays) 4 4 .500 3 Tampa (Yankees) 4 4 .500 3 Florida (B raves) 1 6 .143 5 South Division W L Pct. GB Fort Myers (Twins) 6 3 .667 „ Palm Beach (Cardinals) 5 3 .625 Charlotte (Rays) 3 5 .375 2 Jupiter (Marlins) 3 5 .375 2 St. Lucie (Mets) 3 5 .375 2 Bradenton (Pirates) 2 6 .250 3 Saturdays Games Daytona at Florida, ppd. Daytona at Florida, ppd. Palm Beach at Jupiter, ppd. Lakeland 3, Fort Myers 1 Tampa at Charlotte, 6:05 p.m. St. Lucie 3, Clearwater 2 Bradenton at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Sundays Games Daytona at Florida, 11 a.m. Tampa at Charlotte, 12:35 p.m. Bradenton at Dunedin, 1 p.m. Palm Beach at Jupiter, 1 p.m. St. Lucie at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Lakeland at Fort Myers, 4 p.m. Mondays Games Florida at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Tampa at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Palm Beach at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Charlotte, 6:35 p.m. Lakeland at Clearwater, 7 p.m. St. Lucie at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE New York -109 at Miami -101 Milwaukee -125 at Cincinnati +115 Washington -108 at Philadelphia -102 at St. Louis -110 Atlanta +100 at Arizona -130 San Francisco +120 at San Diego -105 Pittsburgh -105 at Los Angeles -200 Colorado +180American League at Texas -160 Chicago +150 at Baltimore -115 Los Angeles +105 at Toronto -185 Detroit +170 Houston -137 at Tampa Bay +127 Cleveland -122 at Oakland +112 at Seattle -249 Kansas City +229 at New York -192 Boston +177 Interleague at Chi. Cubs -172 Minnesota +160Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Sent RHP Tyler Thornburg to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Sent RHP Joe Smith to Corpus Christi (TL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Sent 3B Cheslor Cuthbert to Omaha (PCL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned OF Michael Hermosillo to Salt Lake (PCL). Recalled UT Kaleb Cowart from Salt Lake. Sent RHP Garrett Richards and 1B Jefry Marte to Inland Empire (Cal) for rehab assignments. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Optioned RHP Alan Busenitz to Rochester (IL). Recalled LHP Adalberto Mejia from Rochester. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed RHP Wilmer Font on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Hunter Wood from Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed RHP Ryan Tepera on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled RHP Jake Petricka from Buffalo. Selected the contract of OF Darnell Sweeney from Buffalo.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Optioned RHP Jimmie Sherfy to Reno (PCL). Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno. Sent OFs Steven Souza Jr. and A.J. Pollock to Reno for rehab assignments. CHICAGO CUBS „ Sent RHP Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa (PCL) for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES „ Optioned RHP Jon Gray to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled OF Raimel Tapia from Albuquerque. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Optioned RHP Walker Buehler to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal). Recalled RHP J.T. Chargois from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINES „ Optioned RHP Ben Meyer to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled RHP Pablo Lopez from New Orleans. Signed LHP Alex Vesia to a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Sent RHP Zach Davies to Wisconsin (MWL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS „ Optioned RHP Gerson Bautista to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Signed LHP Keylan Killgore to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed RHP Chad Kuhl on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled 2B Max Moroff from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Claiomed LHP Tyler Webb off waivers from San Diego and optioned him to Memphis (PCL). Transferred RHP Alex Reyes to the 60-day DL. Sent SS Paul DeJong and RHP Matt Bowman to Memphis for rehab assignments. Signed SS Zach Gahagan to a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS „ Optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Syracuse (IL). Reinstated RHP Jeremy Hellickson from the 10-day DL. Transferred 1B Ryan Zimmerman to the 60day DL. Signed RHPs Chandler Day and Reid Schaller to minor league contracts.American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released C Quinn Irey. TEXAS AIRHOGS „ Signed LHP Sean Stutzman. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Claimed RHP John Straka off waivers from St. Paul. Announced INF Eric Aguilera signed with Algodoneros de Union (Mexican League).Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Released INF Ryan Wolfsberg. Signed RHP Edilson Alvarez. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Released RHP Mark Vasquez and INF Jordan Serena. Signed RHP Dany Paradis-Giroux. ROCKLAND BOULDERS „ Released LHP Ari Kaufman. Signed LHP Danny Diaz.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Waived G Isaiah Taylor. LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Waived C Thomas Bryant.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueANAHEIM DUCKS „ Traded LW Nic Kerdiles to Winnipeg for C Chase De Leo. MONTREAL CANADIENS „ Traded D Simon Bourque to Winnipeg for RW Joel Armia, G Steve Mason, 2019 seventh-round and 2020 fourth-round draft picks. NEW JERSEY DEVILS „ Re-signed G Eddie Lack to a one-year, one-way contract.ECHLWORCESTER RAILERS „ Signed D Kyle McKenzie to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League SoccerORLANDO CITY „ Named James OConnor coach. SEATTLE SOUNDERS „ Acquired G Zac Lubin on loan from Phoenix Rising (USL).GOLFPGA TOURQUICKEN LOANS NATIONALSaturdays leaders at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Md. Purse: $7.1 million. Yardage: 7,107; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundAbraham Ancer 65-70-62„197 Francesco Molinari 67-65-65„197 Zac Blair 67-66-66„199 R y an Armour 66-65-68„199 Andrew Landry 63-72-65„200 Kevin Streelman 72-62-67„201 Troy Merritt 68-68-66„202 C.T. Pan 67-67-68„202 Beau Hossler 65-66-71„202 Ryan Blaum 67-72-64„203 Bronson Burgoon 68-70-65„203 Tiger Woods 70-65-68„203 Chesson Hadley 71-64-68„203 Marc Leishman 67-67-69„203 Brian Gay 67-64-72„203 Kyle Stanley 71-67-66„204 Ben Crane 70-68-66„204 Ryan Palmer 70-67-67„204 Sung Kang 72-64-68„204 Joel Dahmen 66-69-69„204 Andrew Putnam 64-71-69„204 Stephan Jaeger 67-73-65„205 Rickie Fowler 70-66-69„205 John Huh 70-64-71„205 Anirban Lahiri 67-74-65„206 Byeong Hun An 69-70-67„206 Tyler Duncan 69-69-68„206 Ethan Tracy 69-69-68„206 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-66-68„206 Stewart Cink 68-69-69„206 Roberto Daz 68-68-70„206 Ollie Schniederjans 68-68-70„206 Sam Ryder 67-68-71„206 Brandon Harkins 73-68-66„207 Robert Garrigus 70-69-68„207 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70-69-68„207 Alex Cejka 71-68-68„207 Dylan Meyer 70-67-70„207 Charles Howell III 70-67-70„207 Cameron Percy 69-68-70„207 Johnson Wagner 70-65-72„207 Billy Horschel 64-68-75„207 Blayne Barber 70-70-68„208 J.T. Poston 71-68-69„208 Derek Fathauer 69-68-71„208 Fabin Gmez 68-69-71„208 Adam Schenk 69-67-72„208 Seamus Power 66-70-72„208 Lanto Grif“ n 68-72-69„209 Adam Hadwin 69-72-68„209 Patrick Rodgers 68-71-70„209 Corey Conners 69-70-70„209 Harold Varner III 73-65-71„209 Jonas Blixt 71-66-72„209 J.J. Spaun 63-73-73„209 Joaquin Niemann 68-67-74„209 Chris Stroud 71-69-70„210 James Hahn 69-70-71„210 Jamie Lovemark 68-70-72„210 Nick Watney 69-72-70„211 Martin Flores 72-68-71„211 David Lingmerth 68-71-72„211 Tom Lovelady 71-68-72„211 Gary Woodland 69-69-73„211 Jimmy Walker 74-67-71„212 Doug Ghim 73-68-71„212 Kevin Na 70-70-72„212 David Hearn 71-69-72„212 Dominic Bozzelli 70-70-73„213 Scott Brown 70-70-73„213 Doc Redman 70-69-74„213 Xinjun Zhang 71-70-73„214 Bill Haas 72-69-74„215 Kevin Tway 70-71-77„218LPGA TOURKPMG WOMENS PGA CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Kemper Lakes GC, Kildeer, Ill. Purse: $3.65 million. Yardage: 6,741; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundSo Yeon Ryu 69-69-67„205 Brooke M. Henderson 67-71-70„208 Sung Hyun Park 66-72-71„209 Angel Yin 73-69-68„210 Bronte Law 72-70-69„211 In-Kyung Kim 73-70-69„212 Hyo Joo Kim 70-72-70„212 Dani Holmqvist 70-71-71„212 Carlota Ciganda 70-69-73„212 Shanshan Feng 74-72-67„213 Lindy Duncan 74-71-68„213 Sarah Jane Smith 73-72-68„213 Jin Young Ko 73-72-68„213 Lizette Salas 70-74-69„213 Amy Yang 70-74-69„213 Ryann OToole 73-71-69„213 Sei Young Kim 71-71-71„213 Jessica Korda 67-75-71„213 Ashleigh Buhai 72-70-71„213 Annie Park 71-69-73„213 Lydia Ko 74-66-73„213 Moriya Jutanugarn 68-72-73„213 Marina Alex 72-73-69„214 Amy Olson 69-74-71„214 Nasa Hataoka 69-72-73„214 Nelly Korda 74-73-68„215 Eun-Hee Ji 70-75-70„215 Mo Martin 71-73-71„215 Charley Hull 68-75-72„215 Jaye Marie Green 67-74-74„215 Stacy Lewis 70-76-70„216 Jacqui Concolino 70-73-73„216 Cristie Kerr 75-68-73„216 Sandra Gal 72-74-71„217 Minjee Lee 69-76-72„217 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-75-72„217 Lexi Thompson 72-73-72„217 Michelle Wie 71-74-72„217 Danielle Kang 73-69-75„217 Brittany Altomare 67-75-75„217 Angela Stanford 70-75-73„218 Ariya Jutanugarn 72-73-73„218 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 68-77-73„218 Mel Reid 71-74-73„218 Jane Park 73-72-73„218 Sandra Changkija 72-72-74„218 Mirim Lee 70-74-74„218 Robynn Ree 70-73-75„218 Hee Young Park 71-71-76„218 Wichanee Meechai 71-70-77„218 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 72-75-72„219 Pernilla Lindberg 71-76-72„219 Georgia Hall 72-74-73„219 Jackie Stoelting 70-75-74„219 Chella Choi 71-74-74„219 Jeong Eun Lee 70-74-75„219 Brittany Lincicome 71-75-74„220 Karrie Webb 70-76-74„220 Sophia Popov 75-71-74„220 Gaby Lopez 71-74-75„220 Emma Talley 71-72-77„220 Caroline Masson 71-76-74„221 Cheyenne Woods 75-72-75„222 Paula Creamer 72-74-76„222 Cindy LaCrosse 72-73-77„222 Brittany Marchand 71-76-76„223 Sakura Yokomine 73-74-76„223 Perrine Delacour 74-73-77„224 Ayako Uehara 72-74-78„224 Aditi Ashok 70-73-81„224 Laetitia Beck 68-78-79„225 Lauren Kim 71-76-79„226 Alena Sharp 69-78-80„227UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. SENIOR OPENSaturdays leaders at The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo. Purse: $4 million. Yardage: 7,264; Par: 70 (3634) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundJerry Kelly 66-69-71„206 David Toms 70-71-66„207 Kirk Triplett 74-66-68„208 Tim Petrovic 72-65-71„208 Brandt Jobe 70-73-66„209 Paul Goydos 72-67-70„209 Miguel Angel Jimenez 68-68-73„209 Kevin Sutherland 68-75-67„210 Paul Broadhurst 71-70-69„210 Davis Love III 71-68-71„210 Colin Montgomerie 71-73-67„211 Billy Andrade 71-71-69„211 Jay Haas 70-69-72„211 Philip Golding 72-67-73„212 Lee Janzen 69-75-69„213 Deane Pappas 68-71-74„213 Bernhard Langer 72-76-66„214 Marco Dawson 71-74-69„214 Doug Garwood 74-71-69„214 Joe Durant 71-73-70„214 Tom Pernice Jr. 73-71-70„214 Gene Sauers 73-71-70„214 Billy Mayfair 69-74-71„214 Rocco Mediate 68-74-72„214 Todd Bailey 76-66-72„214 Vijay Singh 72-74-69„215 Wes Short Jr. 74-70-71„215 Scott Verplank 74-70-71„215 Craig Bowden 72-73-71„216 Kenny Perry 71-74-71„216 Christopher Williams 73-72-71„216 Fred Couples 71-73-72„216 Scott Parel 69-73-74„216 a-Jeff Wilson 76-71-70„217 Ken Tanigawa 77-70-70„217 Larry Mize 73-73-71„217 Jeff Maggert 74-71-72„217 David McKenzie 70-74-73„217 a-Mike Finster 72-75-71„218 David Frost 71-76-71„218 Peter Fowler 73-73-72„218 Joey Sindelar 72-73-73„218 Scott Dunlap 73-71-74„218 Bob Estes 76-68-74„218 Bobb y Ga g e 75-73-71„219 John Cook 72-76-71„219 Carlos Franco 73-72-74„219 Stephen Ames 70-74-75„219 Todd Hamilton 76-72-72„220 Jerry Smith 73-73-74„220 Scott McCarron 72-74-74„220 Tom Werkmeister 74-71-75„220 Bill Breen 73-72-75„220 Grant Waite 74-71-76„221 Prayad Marksaeng 71-71-79„221 Duffy Waldorf 73-74-75„222 Jarmo Sandelin 73-73-76„222 a-Robby Funk 72-76-75„223 Andre Bossert 75-71-77„223 Mike Genovese 72-76-76„224Failed to Make the Cuta-Bob Harrington 73-76„149 Kent Jones 75-74„149 Glen Day 80-69„149 Olin Browne 74-75„149 Mark Calcavecchia 73-76„149 Mark OMeara 75-74„149 Jeff Sluman 74-75„149 Miguel Angel Martin 74-75„149 Corey Pavin 73-76„149 a-Frank Vana 73-76„149 Scott Hoch 78-71„149 Barry Lane 71-78„149 a-Robby McWilliams 73-76„149 Chris Johnson 74-76„150 Jeff Gallagher 77-73„150 Jaime Gomez 72-78„150 Jim Roy 74-76„150 Brian Mogg 74-76„150 Mark Walker 75-75„150 Doug Rohrbaugh 78-72„150 Tom Lehman 76-74„150 Steve Flesch 74-76„150 Tommy Stan kowski 73-77„150 a-Steve Sear 76-74„150 Matt Seitz 77-74„151 a-Tim Hogarth 70-81„151 Magnus Atlevi 77-74„151 a-Mike McCoy 75-76„151 Scott Pieri 79-72„151 Tim Bogue 75-76„151 Kendal Yonomoto 77-74„151 Brad Bryant 76-75„151 a-Sean Knapp 79-72„151 Todd McCorkle 78-73„151 Tom Kite 75-77„152 Clark Dennis 76-76„152 Woody Austin 72-80„152 Sonny Skinner 76-76„152 a-Peter DeTemple 77-76„153 Jim Schuman 80-73„153 Steve Blake 79-74„153 David Carr 77-76„153 Brian Cooper 76-77„153 John Sikes 77-76„153 Jacob Ferenz 76-77„153 Tim Hume 72-81„153 Fred Funk 78-75„153 Chris Kaufman 75-79„154 a-Jack Larkin 79-76„155 Guy Boros 77-78„155 Steve Larick 77-78„155 Mikael Hogberg 80-76„156 Bill Harvey 82-74„156 Esteban Toledo 81-75„156 Gary March 79-77„156 John Inman 80-77„157 Rodolfo Gonzalez 81-76„157 a-Tim Dunlavey 77-80„157 a-Daniel Owen 79-78„157 John Elliott 76-81„157 Jesper Parnevik 79-78„157 Stu Ingraham 77-80„157 Eric Egloff 82-75„157 Mike Mitchell 82-76„158 Ricky Touma 80-78„158 Scott McGihon 84-74„158 Jim McGovern 77-81„158 Bob Ford 80-78„158 Tsuyoshi Yoneyama 80-79„159 Chris Patton 81-78„159 Jon Petersen 80-79„159 Philip Jonas 80-79„159 a-Ned Zachar 78-81„159 a-Brian Ferris 79-80„159 a-Jack Hall 76-83„159 a-Paul Simson 82-78„160 Bob Gilder 80-80„160 Ian Doig 79-81„160 Brian Cairns 82-78„160 Jerry Slagle 80-81„161 a-Glenn Przybylski 81-80„161 Bruce Nakamura 79-82„161 John Smoltz 85-77„162 Don Bell 85-78„163 Gerry Norquist 81-83„164 Hale Irwin 79-85„164 a-Brad Wayment 82-82„164 a-James Camaione 87-78„165 Jamie Elliott 83-82„165 Roy Biancalana 82-84„166 Tim Conley 83-83„166 a-Wayne Merich 83-86„169 a-Dennis Martin 93-84„177 Stan Souza 88-90„178 Rick Todd 86-WDEUROPEAN TOURFRENCH OPENSaturdays leaders at Le National Golf, Paris Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,247; Par: 71Third RoundMarcus Kinhult, Sweden 71-65-67„203 Chris Wood, England 70-68-67„205 Sergio Garcia, Spain 72-70-64„206 Jon Rahm, Spain 70-69-68„207 Julian Suri, United States 70-70-69„209 Justin Thomas, United States 70-70-69„209 Alex Noren, Sweden 73-72-65„210 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 74-70-66„210 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 73-69-68„210 Pedro Oriol, Spain 71-70-70„211 Shane Lowry, Ireland 70-75-67„212 Thomas Detry, Belgium 74-69-69„212 Jordan Smith, England 71-70-71„212 Tyrrell Hatton, England 74-67-71„212 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 72-69-71„212 Paul Dunne, Ireland 74-67-71„212 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 71-69-72„212 Wade Ormsby, Australia 73-71-69„213 Dylan Frittelli, South Africa 71-71-71„213 Russell Knox, Scotland 71-70-72„213AlsoIan Poulter, England 72-74-68„214 Li Haotong, China 71-73-72„216WEB.COM TOURLINCOLN LAND CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Panther Creek Country Club, Spring“ eld, Ill. Purse: $550,000. Yardage: 7,228; Par: 71 (35-36)Third RoundKramer Hickok 66-63-65„194 Rhein Gibson 62-67-65„194 Ben Kohles 67-67-62„196 Wes Roach 67-65-64„196 Anders Albertson 66-66-64„196 Carlos Ortiz 62-66-68„196 Wyndham Clark 70-65-62„197 Adam Svensson 67-68-62„197 Cameron Champ 64-67-66„197 Jamie Arnold 64-66-67„197 Scott Langley 65-65-67„197 Rick Lamb 65-65-67„197 Joseph Bramlett 67-67-64„198 Willy Wilcox 69-64-65„198 Chase Wright 69-61-68„198 Adam Long 65-64-69„198 Brandon Crick 66-69-64„199 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 66-68-65„199 Michael Arnaud 68-67-64„199 Sam Burns 63-67-69„199 Michael Hebert 69-66-65„200 Rico Hoey 66-67-67„200 Sebastian Cappelen 66-67-67„200 Hank Lebioda 67-66-67„200 Kyle Reifers 64-69-67„200 Billy Kennerly 65-67-68„200 Josh Teater 64-67-69„200 Justin Lower 67-68-66„201 Nick Hardy 65-69-67„201 Scott Pinckney 69-66-66„201 Augusto Nez 63-71-67„201 Albin Choi 67-67-67„201 Doug Letson 67-69-65„201 Martin Trainer 67-69-65„201 Seth Reeves 70-66-65„201 Ryan Sullivan 68-68-65„201 Johnny Ruiz 70-66-65„201 Chris Thompson 66-70-65„201 Tag Ridings 67-68-67„202 Chip Lynn 69-66-67„202 Steven Alker 67-65-70„202 Conner Godsey 64-68-70„202 Kyle Jones 67-68-68„203 Bhavik Patel 70-65-68„203 Brad Brunner 68-67-68„203 Maverick McNealy 68-67-68„203 Conrad Shindler 66-68-69„203 Nelson Ledesma 69-65-69„203 Seth Fair 67-68-68„203 Bo Hoag 67-68-68„203 Brad Hop“ nger 68-67-68„203 Carlos Sainz Jr 65-71-67„203 Robby Shelton 69-66-69„204 Roberto Castro 65-69-70„204 Casey Wittenberg 68-65-71„204 Mark Anderson 65-68-71„204 Matt Harmon 65-71-68„204 Michael Weaver 70-66-68„204 Armando Favela 69-67-68„204 Mark Hubbard 66-69-70„205 Rafael Campos 65-70-70„205 Alex Kang 69-67-69„205 Sepp Straka 69-67-69„205 Eric Axley 67-69-69„205 Richard Hearden 67-69-69„205 Christian Brand 68-66-72„206 Vince Covello 68-67-71„206 Oscar Fraustro 67-69-70„206 Chris Smith 67-69-70„206 Ryan Brehm 69-67-70„206 Curtis Luck 69-65-73„207 Steve Marino 68-65-74„207 Daniel Mazziotta 68-68-71„207 Brian Davis 70-65-73„208 Tim Wilkinson 68-68-72„208 Luke Guthrie 65-71-73„209 SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 11 3 4 37 38 20 New York City FC 9 3 4 31 32 21 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New York Red Bulls 9 4 2 29 33 16 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Montreal 7 11 0 21 22 31 Philadelphia 6 7 3 21 20 21 Chicago 5 7 5 20 24 29 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 8 3 15 24 29 D.C. United 2 7 4 10 21 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GASporting Kansas City 9 3 5 32 31 18 FC Dallas 9 2 5 32 25 17 Los Angeles FC 8 4 3 27 31 24 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Real Salt Lake 7 8 2 23 21 32 Vancouver 6 6 5 23 26 34 Houston 6 6 3 21 31 24 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 2 20 22 23 Minnesota United 5 10 1 16 19 30 Seattle 3 9 3 12 13 21 Colorado 3 9 3 12 19 28 San Jose 2 9 5 11 25 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieFridays GameFC Dallas 1, Minnesota United 0Saturdays GamesPortland 3, Seattle 2 Atlanta United FC 4, Orlando City 0 Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 New England 3, D.C. United 2 New York City FC at Chicago, late Philadelphia at Los Angeles FC, late LA Galaxy at San Jose, lateTodays GamesNew York at Toronto FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m.Tuesdays GameLos Angeles FC at Houston, 9 p.m.Wednesdays GamesToronto FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Seattle at Colorado, 9 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, July 7Orlando City at Los Angeles FC, 4:30 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at New England, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Houston, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at LA Galaxy, 10:30 p.m. San Jose at Portland, 11 p.m.Sunday, July 8New York at New York City FC, 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 11 1 3 36 31 13 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Seattle 5 3 5 20 14 12 Portland 5 4 5 20 20 19 Chicago 4 3 7 19 19 17 Utah 4 3 6 18 10 10 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 8 4 10 10 18 Sky Blue FC 0 9 3 3 9 20 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.June 27Houston 2, Orlando 1 Utah 0, Seattle 0 Portland 1, Sky Blue 1, tieSaturdays GamesNorth Carolina 3, Orlando 0 Sky Blue at Utah, late Portland at Seattle, lateTodays GameWashington at Chicago, 6 p.m.Wednesdays GameChicago at North Carolina, 7 p.m.Friday, July 6Utah at Portland, 11 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 SECOND ROUND Saturday At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1Today At MoscowSpain vs. Russia, 10 a.m.At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia vs. Denmark, 2 p.m.Monday At Samara, RussiaBrazil vs. Mexico, 10 a.m.At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium vs. Japan, 2 p.m.Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden vs. Switzerland, 10 a.m.At MoscowColombia vs. England, 2 p.m.QUARTERFINALS Friday, July 6 At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance vs. Uruguay, 10 a.m.At Kazan, RussiaBrazil-Mexico winner vs. Belgium-Japan winner, 2 p.m.Saturday, July 7 At Samara, RussiaSweden-Switzerland winner vs. ColombiaEngland winner, 10 a.m.At Sochi, RussiaSpain-Russia winner vs. Croatia-Denmark winner, 2 p.m.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCHICAGOLAND OVERTONS 400 LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race today, at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 180.012 mph. 2. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 179.880. 3. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 179.748. 4. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 179.545. 5. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 179.491. 6. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 179.259. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 179.093. 8. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 179.057. 9. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 178.826. 10. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 176.315. 11. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 178.761. 12. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 178.731. 13. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 178.489. 14. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 178.047. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 177.754. 16. ( 18) K y le Busch To y ota 177.684. 17. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 177.288. 18. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 177.223. 19. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 177.061. 20. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 176.373. 21. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 176.557. 22. (43) Bubba Wallace Chevrolet, 176.378. 23. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 175.890. 24. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 175.827. 25. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 175.467. 26. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 174.306. 27. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 174.087. 28. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 174.020. 29. (23) Gray Gaulding, Toyota, 173.902. 30. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 170.740. 31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 170.412. 32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 169.194. 33. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 169.099. 34. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 168.471. 35. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 167.567. 36. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 0.000. 37. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000. 38. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 0.000. 39. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYOVERTONS 300Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (1) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (13) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 200, 0, 0. 3. (12) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 0, 41. 4. (4) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 200, 0, 0. 5. (10) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 41. 6. (8) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 33. 7. (18) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 35. 8. (5) Paul Menard, Ford, 200, 0, 0. 9. (17) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 200, 0, 28. 10. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 0. 11. (6) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200, 0, 32. 12. (11) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 199, 0, 42. 13. (23) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 24. 14. (3) Austin Cindric, Ford, 199, 0, 25. 15. (15) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 22. 16. (7) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 21. 17. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 20. 18. (26) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 197, 0, 19. 19. (25) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 18. 20. (21) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 17. 21. (22) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 16. 22. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 15. 23. (29) David Starr, Chevrolet, 194, 0, 14. 24. (32) Blake Jones, Chevrolet, 194, 0, 13. 25. (30) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 191, 0, 12. 26. (37) Brandon Hightower, Toyota, 190, 0, 11. 27. (40) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 178, 0, 10. 28. (39) Scott Heckert, Chevrolet, electrical, 146, 0, 9. 29. (36) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, suspension, 134, 0, 8. 30. (19) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, accident, 130, 0, 7. 31. (33) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, brakes, 117, 0, 6. 32. (16) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 105, 0, 5. 33. (2) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, accident, 99, 0, 18. 34. (14) Jeb Burton, Chevrolet, accident, 99, 0, 3. 35. (35) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, fuelpump, 83, 0, 2. 36. (38) John Jackson, Dodge, suspension, 63, 0, 1. 37. (28) Timmy Hill, Toyota, suspension, 52, 0, 1. 38. (34) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, engine, 23, 0, 1. 39. (31) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, fuelpump, 2, 0, 1. 40. (20) Kaz Grala, Ford, electrical, 1, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 134.756 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 13 minutes, 34 seconds. Margin of Victory: 8.030 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 21 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Larson 0; T.Reddick 1-11; D.Suarez 12-24; T.Reddick 25-48; K.Harvick 49-51; C.Bell 52-71; K.Larson 72-103; K.Harvick 104-116; C.Bell 117; C.Briscoe 118-119; K.Harvick 120-141; K.Larson 142-169; Br.Jones 170-180; K.Larson 181-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Larson, 4 times for 77 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 35 laps; T.Reddick, 2 times for 33 laps; C.Bell, 2 times for 19 laps; D.Suarez, 1 time for 12 laps; Br.Jones, 1 time for 10 laps; C.Briscoe, 1 time for 1 lap. Wins: J.Allgaier, 2; K.Larson, 2; C.Bell, 1; K.Harvick, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Series Points: 1. C.Custer, 541; 2. D.Hemric, 538; 3. E.Sadler, 537; 4. C.Bell, 523; 5. T.Reddick, 491; 6. J.Allgaier, 488; 7. Br.Jones, 463; 8. R.Truex, 430; 9. M.Tifft, 400; 10. A.Cindric, 372.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKOVERTONS 225Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.50 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 150 laps, 0 rating, 55 points. 2. (9) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 150, 0, 40. 3. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevy, 150, 0, 44. 4. (1) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 150, 0, 52. 5. (16) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 150, 0, 0. 6. (10) Justin Haley, Chevy, 150, 0, 37. 7. (3) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevy, 150, 0, 0. 8. (13) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 150, 0, 30. 9. (14) Austin Hill, Chevy, 150, 0, 28. 10. (11) Myatt Snider, Ford, 149, 0, 27. 11. (8) Matt Crafton, Ford, 149, 0, 31. 12. (12) Cody Coughlin, Chevy, 149, 0, 28. 13. (15) Austin Wayne Self, Chevy, 149, 0, 24. 14. (19) Justin Fontaine, Chevy, 149, 0, 23. 15. (18) Bo Le Mastus, Toyota, 149, 0, 22. 16. (4) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 148, 0, 27. 17. (26) Jordan Anderson, Chevy, 148, 0, 20. 18. (20) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, 148, 0, 19. 19. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevy, 148, 0, 33. 20. (2) Dalton Sargeant, Chevy, 147, 0, 24. 21. (22) Josh Reaume, Chevy, 147, 0, 16. 22. (32) Wendell Chavous, Chevy, 146, 0, 15. 23. (21) Max Tullman, Chevy, 146, 0, 14. 24. (29) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevy, 138, 0, 13. 25. (30) Brian Kaltreider, Chevy, suspension, 98, 0, 12. 26. (17) Ross Chastain, Chevy, accident, 51, 0, 0. 27. (25) Bayley Currey, Chevy, fuelpump, 45, 0, 10. 28. (23) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, fuelpump, 29, 0, 9. 29. (27) JJ Yeley, Chevy, vibration, 22, 0, 0. 30. (24) Camden Murphy, Chevy, suspension, 11, 0, 7. 31. (31) Norm Benning, Chevy, garage, 2, 0, 6. 32. (28) Mike Harmon, Chevy, garage, 0, 0, 0.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 119.361 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 53 minutes, 7 seconds. Margin of Victory: 5.092 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 17 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: N.Gragson 1; D.Sargeant 2-25; N.Gragson 26-34; Joh.Nemechek 35-37; N.Gragson 38; K.Forrister 39-40; N.Gragson 41-63; B.Mof“ tt 64; N.Gragson 65-72; J.Cobb 73; Joh.Nemechek 74-87; B.Mof“ tt 88-97; Joh.Nemechek 98-122; B.Mof“ tt 123-126; Joh.Nemechek 127-135; B.Mof“ tt 136; Joh. Nemechek 137-149; B.Mof“ tt 150 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Joh.Nemechek, 5 times for 59 laps; N.Gragson, 5 times for 37 laps; D.Sargeant, 1 time for 23 laps; B.Mof“ tt, 5 times for 12 laps; K.Forrister, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Cobb, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: J.Sauter, 4; B.Mof“ tt, 3; N.Gragson, 1; J.Haley, 1; Joh.Nemechek, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 508; 2. N.Gragson, 443; 3. B.Mof“ tt, 423; 4. S.Friesen, 368; 5. G.En“ nger, 367; 6. J.Haley, 362; 7. M.Crafton, 356; 8. B.Rhodes, 349; 9. M.Snider, 307; 10. C.Coughlin, 290.FORMULA ONEAUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturdays qualifying, race today, at Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria Lap length: 2.68 miles 1. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:03.130. 2. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:03.149. 3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:03.464. 4. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:03.660. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:03.840. 6. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:03.892. 7. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:03.996. 8. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:04.051. 9. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:04.725. 10. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:05.019. 11. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:04.845. 12. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:04.874. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:05.058. 14. Lance Stroll Canada Williams Mercedes 1:05.286. 15. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:05.271. 16. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:05.279. 17. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:05.322. 18. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:04.979. 19. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:05.366. 20. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:05.479. Leclerc penalized “ ve places for an unscheduled gearbox change.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 10 6 .625 „ Connecticut 9 6 .600 Atlanta 7 8 .467 2 Chicago 6 9 .400 3 New York 4 11 .267 5 Indiana 1 15 .063 9WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Phoenix 13 5 .722 „ Los Angeles 11 5 .688 1 Seattle 11 5 .688 1 Minnesota 9 6 .600 2 Dallas 7 7 .500 4 Las Vegas 6 11 .353 6Fridays GamesPhoenix 95, Indiana 77 Chicago 103, New York 99 Minnesota 85, Atlanta 74 Las Vegas 94, Los Angeles 78Saturdays GamePhoenix 84, Washington 74Todays GamesMinnesota at Dallas, 4 p.m. Las Vegas at Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, 5 p.m. New York at Chicago, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Seattle, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledTENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURNATURE VALLEY INTERNATIONALSaturday at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Purse: ATP, $765,340 (WT250); WTA, $852,560 (Premier); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipMischa Zverev, Germany, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-4.Womens Singles ChampionshipCaroline Wozniacki (1), Denmark, def. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 7-5, 7-6 (5).mWomens Doubles ChampionshipGabriela Dab rowski, Canada, and Xu Yifan (4), China, def. Irina-Camelia Begu and Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, 6-3, 7-5.ATP WORLD TOURTURKISH AIRLINES OPENSaturday at Antalya Tennis Arena, Antalya, Turkey Purse: $493,350 (WT250). Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipDamir Dzumhur (2), Bosnia-Herzegovina, def. Adrian Mannarino (1), France, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.PRO FOOTBALLCANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Hamilton 2 1 0 4 83 66 Ottawa 1 1 0 2 54 41 Montreal 0 2 0 0 20 78 Toronto 0 2 0 0 26 68 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS PF PA Calgary 3 0 0 6 93 35 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 95 90 B.C. 1 1 0 2 44 51 Saskatchewan 1 1 0 2 44 59 Winnipeg 1 2 0 2 103 74June 28Calgary 24, Ottawa 14Fridays GamesHamilton 31, Winnipeg 17 Edmonton 41, BC 22Saturdays GameMontreal at Saskatchewan, lateThursdays GameHamilton at Saskatchewan, 9 p.m.Friday, July 6Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 7Edmonton at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. BC at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.COLLEGE BASEBALLDIVISION I COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. All times EasternCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3)June 25: Arkansas vs. Oregon State, ppd. June 26: Arkansas 4, Oregon State 1 June 27: Oregon State 5, Arkansas 3 June 28: Oregon State 5, Arkansas 0, Oregon St. wins national championshipBOXINGSCHEDULEJune 30At Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma City, (ESPN), Gilberto Ramirez vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo, 12, for Ramirezs WBO super middleweight title; Alex Saucedo vs. Lenny Zappavigna, 10, junior welterweights.July 7At Astana, Kazakhstan, Beibut Shumenov vs. Hizni Altunkaya, 12, for the vacant WBA cruiserweight title. At Save Mart Arena, Fresno, Calif. (ESPN), Jose Ramirez vs. Danny OConnor, 12, for Ramirezs WBC junior welterweight title; Egidijus Kavaliauskas vs. Juan Carlos Abreu, 10, weltereweights; Andy Vences vs. Frank De Alba, 10, junior lightweights; Andy Ruiz vs. Kevin Johnson, 10, heavyweights.July 13At Kobe, Japan, Ryuya Yamanaka vs. Vic Saludar, 12, for Yamanakas WBO strawweight title; Reiya Konishi vs. Orlie Silvestre, 12, for the WBO Asia Paci“ c junior ” yweight title. At Los Angeles (ESPN), Joet Gonzalez vs. Rafael Rivera, 10, featherweights.July 14At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao, 12, for Matthysses WBA World welterweight title; Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem, 12, for the vacant IBF ” yweight title; Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu, 12, for Canizales WBA junior ” yweight title; Jhack Tepora vs. Edivaldo Ortega, 12, featherweights; Muhammad Farkhan vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi, 10, light heavyweights. At Offenburg, Germany; Tyron Zeuge vs. Rocky Fielding, 12, for Zeuges WBA super middleweight title At London, George G roves vs. Callum Smith, 12, for G roves WBA super middleweight title (World Boxing Super Series “ nal). At Lakefront Arena, New Orleans (ESPN), Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco, 12, for Prograis WBC interim junior welterweight title; Teo“ mo Lopez vs. William Silva, 10, lightweights.July 20At WinnaVegas Casino (SHO), Sloan, Iowa, Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez, 10, welterweights.July 21At Moscow, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev, 12, for undisputed cruiserweight title (World Boxing Su p er Series “ nal).


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He is not seeded, because his ranking is outside the top 150. Murray is, however, thrilled to be playing, provided nothing crops up before hes scheduled to face Benoit Paire of France in the first round Tuesday. I always want to be here competing. It feels a little bit odd coming into the tournament this year,Ž Murray said Saturday after practicing at the All England Club. Normally, like, at this stage, I feel really nervous, lots of pressure, and I expect a lot of myself around this time of year. Ive always loved that and enjoyed that in a way. It has been difficult, but enjoyed it. Whereas this year, it feels very, very different.Ž The first British man in 77 years to win a Wimbledon singles title when he did so in 2013, before adding another in 2016, Murray lost in the quarterfinals in 2017 to Sam Querrey, clearly hampered by his hip. Murray wound up not playing another match last season, then had his operation in January. Nearly 12 full months had passed by the time he ventured back into competition at the Queens Club grass-court event less than two weeks ago. Still with a hitch in his gait, Murray played more than 2 hours before losing to Nick Kyrgios in three sets. This week, again on grass, Murray beat fellow three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka, before losing to countryman Kyle Edmund. Im pumped obviously because, I mean, four or five weeks ago, I didnt know whether Id be capable of competing at a level Id be happy with. I think the last couple of weeks has been beneficial,Ž said Murray, a two-time Olympic singles gold medalist whose first Grand Slam championship came at the 2012 U.S. Open. I dont think I played amazing in the matches, but I think Ive done well, considering the opponents.Ž Now comes Paire, a former member of the top 20 who is currently ranked 48th. Murray has won both of their two previous matchups, including in the fourth round at Wimbledon a year ago. Hes a tricky guy to play against, because of his style,Ž Murray said. He does hit a lot of drop shots, he serve-volleys. Hes unorthodox with his shot selection and stuff. He can be quite up and down, too, at times.ŽTENNIS: WimbledonSo much is di erent for Andy Murray this timeAP PHOTOAndy Murray practices ahead of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday. By PAN PYLASAssociated PressKAZAN, Russia „ What Lionel Messi has never done, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe did twice. The quick-footed French teenager scored two goals in a five-minute span of the second half to help his team rally for a 4-3 victory over Argentina. Saturdays victory gave France a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, set up a pair of goals but again failed to score in a knockout match at the biggest event in soccer. Mbappe got his two in his first attempt. Of course, as Ive already and always said, in the World Cup you have all the top level players so it is an opportunity to show what you can do and what your abilities are,Ž said Mbappe, who now has three goals in Russia. There is no better place than a World Cup.Ž Mbappe was a constant threat to Argentinas creaking defense with his speed and skill and was at the heart of Frances often-breathtaking display, particularly in the middle of the second half. He became the second teenager to score multiple goals in a knockout match at the World Cup. Pele was the other, doing it twice at 17 at the 1958 tournament in Sweden. It is flattering to be the second one after Pele but lets put things in context. Pele is another category,Ž Mbappe said. But its good to be among the players to score in knockout matches.Ž With the score 2-2, Mbappe got his first goal with a cool finish from a tight angle in the 64th minute, his low shot going under Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani. Four minutes later, he slotted past Armani again after he was put through on goal by a deft pass from Oliver Giroud. Mbappe also helped France to its first goal. Following a sustained period of early pressure, he won a penalty after a 40-meter burst of speed that ended with him being brought down by Marcos Rojo. Antoine Griezmann then scored from the spot in the 13th minute, sending Armani the wrong way. Our team is much younger, but we are there. We answered the call,Ž France coach Didier Deschamps said. It was not easy because we were leading and then there was an equalizer. Then they led 2-1, but we kept fighting. There is an excellent mentality in this group and we did everything to go further. We couldnt miss it and we did win it.Ž Mbappe was born a few months after France won the 1998 World Cup at home, its only title at the tournament. Deschamps was the captain of that team and Zinedine Zidane scored two goals in the final. People remember more the World Cup victory than the year I was born,Ž Mbappe said. It is normal (because) it was the time we were World Cup winners, so that is obviously what they remember.Ž France will next face Uruguay in the quarterfinals on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod. Blaise Matuidi will miss the match after receiving a second yellow card of the tournament.WORLD CUP: France 4, Argentina 3Mbappe, France beat ArgentinaBy ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated PressMOSCOW „ Moscows beer kegs are emptying fast and demand for Vladimir Putin T-shirts is overwhelming St. Petersburg street vendors as the World Cup sends business surging across the 11 Russian cities hosting soccers biggest show. The Russian president was counting on just such a boost after U.S. and European sanctions and low oil prices sank the country into recession, and after Russias government spent 800 billion rubles ($12.7 billion) to ready for the World Cup. But experts warn the boon wont last long without deeper change to the oil-reliant, corruption-tainted Russian economy. Among the big winners: freelance taxi drivers, dating apps and bars where fans gather to watch matches or celebrate their teams victory. We are so far off the chart on this, we order as much beer in one night as we would order in a month,Ž said Doug Steele, owner of Papas Bar & Grill on Nikolskaya Street just off Red Square. He dragged a keg on a dolly as he talked, too busy to stop. This neighborhood has become the place to party since the World Cup opened June 14. The blocklong GUM shopping mall that faces the Kremlin has seen traffic climb 80 percent compared to the same period last year, according to its manager, Teymuraz Guguberidze. The effect is much higher than our expectation,Ž he said. It makes us very happy.Ž The lift has reached retailers far beyond the Russian capital, helping other host cities far off the tourist path. The lowest-profile of the bunch, Saransk, spent hundreds of millions of dollars to build a stadium, high-rises and transport to accommodate tens of thousands of visitors who descended in recent weeks. Proud residents rented out their apartments and kept businesses open extra late to host fans after night games. High demand at restaurants so frequently caused shortages that patrons had to make a list of menu items they liked before ordering. Mexican fans revved up business in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, overwhelming vendors at a sports store as they bought up any available souvenirs.WORLD CUPFans rev up revenues for sanctions-hobbled Russia hounded by two or three Uruguayan defenders. It was Cavani who instead took the spotlight. He combined with Luis Suarez to compete a series of precision passes to give Uruguay the early advantage with a header in the seventh minute. And after Portugal equalized on Pepes header in the 55th minute, it was Cavani again finishing a perfect Uruguay counter in the 62nd with a shot from just inside the penalty area that caught Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio slightly out of position and curled inside the far post. The truth is, it was really exciting,Ž Cavani said. There arent words to describe this.Ž Cavani now has three goals at the World Cup, but limped off in the 70th minute with an apparent injury and had to be replaced. He was helped to the sideline with his arm around Ronaldos back. Uruguay, a two-time champion that reached the semifinals at the 2010 World Cup, will next face France on Friday in Nizhny Novgorod.URUGUAYFrom Page 1 Former England captain John Terry caused a flap during Sparks call of the PortugalMorocco game when he posted a video of a TV screen to Instagram and added the words: Having to watch this game with no volume.Ž Terry deleted the post and wrote he meant there was no audio in his house when he returned from the Maldives. No matter the interpretation, it is clear women have had a difficult path gaining roles in sports broadcasts beyond studio hosts and sideline reporters. Play-by-play and color jobs remain nearly universally the domain of men. Women traditionally have kind of been accepted into their hosting role, whether or not they were the strongest candidate, because for a long period of time there was just simply the idea that it was enough to look good on television. It didnt necessarily imply somebody being an expert,Ž said Kate Abdo, Foxs start-ofthe-day studio show anchor in Red Square. For women to break into that domain, which traditionally has been very, very male, has been more difficult.Ž Wagner, a national team midfielder from 1998-2008, was a game analyst for Fox at the 2015 Womens World Cup and called 10 of Foxs 48 group-stage telecasts this year from the networks Los Angeles studios, paired with Scottish broadcaster Derek Rae. It wasnt that I set out to end up calling a mens World Cup match, but my path has led me here now and Ill be extremely proud doing it,Ž Wagner said. Hopefully I can prove its about my effort and my work and my passion and my commitment and my love for the game that comes through when I call the match as opposed to it having anything to do with being the first female.ŽHISTORYFrom Page 1


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, July 1, 2018 Refunds available for Florida businesses deceived by scamTALLAHASSEE „ Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that eligible Florida businesses that sent payments to Florida Corporate Filing Services, LLC for certi“cates of status may now apply for refunds. This settlement fund comes as a result of a consent judgment entered into by the Attorney Generals Of“ce Bondi with Florida Corporate Filings Services, LLC providing for up to $64,000 in consumer restitution. The deadline to request a refund is August 1. Florida Corporate Filing Services charged businesses approximately $45 for so-called certi“cates of status which are optional certi“cates that can be displayed to show that the business is registered with the Florida Secretary of State. The Attorney Generals lawsuit alleged that Florida Corporate Filing Services deceived Florida businesses into believing that their solicitations were from the Secretary of State and that buying a certi“cate at the in”ated price was a necessary step for legally operating as a business in Florida. Certi“cates of status can be obtained directly from the Secretary of State for just $8.75 for corporations and $5 for LLCs……and are not a requirement to legally operate in Florida. Businesses that responded to the misleading solicitations and sent payments to Florida Corporate Filings Services between March 1, 2013 and March 4, 2015, may be eligible to receive compensation through the settlement. If you believe your business is eligible, to request a refund, please contact the Attorney Generals of“ce by phone at 866-966-7226 or submit a written request by completing a complaint form at Proof of payment to Florida Corporate Filing Services should be provided if it is available. If documentation is not provided, the claim will be further investigated to determine if a refund is warranted.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN TO REQUEST A REFUNDContact the Attorney Generals office at 866-9667226 or submit a written request by completing a complaint form at BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTSTrump softens trade stance toward China and raises optimismWASHINGTON „ The Trump administration has de-escalated a confrontation with China, dropping plans to impose strict limits on Chinese investment in U.S. technology companies and instead urging Congress to strengthen existing laws that apply to all foreign countries. The administrations more conciliatory stance raises at least the possibility that the two sides can work toward a negotiated end to the punishing tariffs that they are set to impose on each others goods beginning July 6.Trump warns Harley-Davidson: We wont forgetWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump is warning HarleyDavidson that we wont forgetŽ about its decision to shift some motorcycle production overseas and is suggesting the company will lose out to competitors. Harley-Davidson said Monday it was moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe from U.S. factories to facilities overseas because of retaliatory it faces as a result of Trumps trade policies. The president tweets: Ive done so much for you, and then this.ŽSupreme Court deals big setback to labor unionsWASHINGTON „ The Supreme Court says government workers cant be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.Disneys bid for Fox clears US antitrust hurdleNEW YORK „ The Walt Disney Co. has won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Foxs entertainment assets. The Department of Justice said Wednesday Disney must first sell its 22 regional sports networks. Disney has 90 days to sell the networks, with an option to extend for another 90 days.California pot shops offer discounts as new standards nearLOS ANGELES „ Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California as pot shops seek to unload untested weed ahead of strict quality and safety standards that take effect Sunday. The new rules require testing of marijuana for pesticides and contaminants such as heavy metals, solvents and mold. The tests also will determine concentrations and potency of the ingredient that gives users a buzz. Under California law, anything untested that isnt sold by Sunday must be destroyed.Google prepping its Duplex bot for a summer rolloutHIGHLGHTS | 2 NEW YORK „ Taking a political stand „ like asking a White House press secretary to leave your restaurant „ can be polarizing and risky. So experts say an owner who decides to act should do so with forethought and civility. The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, has become internationally famous since ousting Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. The owner had consulted with employees, who said Sanders made them feel uncomfortable. It was an on-the-spot decision, and led to condemnation by President Donald Trump, an onslaught of negative Yelp reviews and global media coverage. Under federal law, restaurants and other businesses can not discriminate based on age, race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, disability, pregnancy or veteran status. But other issues are fair game (thus the sign No shoes, no shirt, no serviceŽ). Whether its worth it is another matter. Any time a restaurant company or a brand takes a political stand these days, the country is so polarized they run the risk of losing as many customers as they can gain,Ž said Allen Adamson, co-founder of branding “rm Metaforce. The Red Hens co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson told The Washington Post that her staff had called her to report Sanders was in the restaurant. She cited several reasons, including the concerns of several restaurant employees who were gay and knew Sanders had defended Trumps desire to bar transgender people from the military. Its a risk to act out on political beliefs based on what your staff thinks „ but its a gamble to ignore them, too. Small businesses must ensure theyre paying attention to their customers and employees and making SMALL TALKSmall business lessons from Red Hens Sanders ousterBy MAE ANDERSONTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS DANIEL LIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this June 23, 2018, le photo, passersby gather to take photos in front of the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Va. The restaurant has become internationally famous since ousting Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend. HEN | 2LAKELAND „ Every year, Vendors Day attracts large crowds from across Central Florida. It is an event where vendors come together to promote their products in a trade show, preceded by business seminars and breakfast. Now in its 9th year and renamed the Polk County Business Expo, it has continued to give vendors a place to showcase their product as well as giving attendees a chance to attend free business seminars. The event begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. After that, participants may attend a business seminar of their choice. Lunch is provided after the seminars for all attendees. Most importantly, at the end there is a trade show event with tables set up by the registered vendors. The trade show allows participants to scout for services they may need and allows vendors to market to a large amount of business-minded people. Cedric Joseph, Director of the Of“ce of Supplier Diversity for Polk County, organizes this event every year with the hopes of bringing small businesses together. This years free seminars being offered are titled, Anything is Possible, Raise the Standards,Ž Navigating the Tax Mine“eld,Ž and Five Secrets of doing Business with Polk County and the State of Florida.Ž Attending the Expo is free, but registration is required to attend. If you would like to attend as a vendor, vendor registration is $100 for a table at the trade show. Register quickly, as registration for vendors is “lling up quickly. The event is being held at the Polk State College Lakeland Campus in Room 1100 on July 27. To register, visit If you are a small business looking to make contacts with companies throughout Central Florida, there is no better place to do it than the 9th Annual Polk County Business Expo.Visit the 9th annual Polk County Business ExpoSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOThe 9th Annual Polk County Business Expo will take place July 27 at Polk State College Lakeland Campus. TO REGISTER:visit


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 1, 2018 sure their message stays on brand, said Andrew Park, vice president at customer experience management company InMoment. If youre in touch with customers and understand what your employees think, you have a shared group of values and youre in a better situation to make the right call when you need to,Ž he said. A restaurant in a blue state bubble,Ž might gain from a move such as Red Hens, he said, but many people on both sides of the spectrum also thought the restaurant shouldnt punish people for their political views.Ž While the Red Hen incident happened in the moment, a small business making a foray into politics works best when theres a game plan, said Tina Cassidy, executive vice president and chief content of“cer of public relations “rm Inkhouse. What we would recommend from a PR perspective is if youre going to be a business and take a stand on an issue, that you have thought through the next steps attached to it,Ž she said. The Red Hen owner, she said, could have used the limelight as an opportunity to talk in greater depth about how she wants the nation to behave, or hopes for employees, or how policies the Trump administration put in place affect the workforce. You want to tie it to a higher cause, bigger meaning or speci“c outcome you want to see in the world,Ž she said. Without that, its just a one-off protest.Ž In the end, the best strategy is to be considerate, Cassidy said. Its hard to lose when you lead with kindness in terms of how youre communicating.ŽHENFROM PAGE 1MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. „ Google is prepping for a summer rollout of Duplex, a new voice-powered digital concierge that can call businesses with simple requests. That has meant addressing criticism that it sometimes sounds too human. The company explains that adding spoken fillers like umŽ and ahŽ improved Duplexs ability to book appointments because it was able to interact more naturally with humans. Duplex will also identify itself as an automated assistant upfront and will disclose that its recording calls.US pending home sales fell 0.5 percent in MayWASHINGTON „ Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as sales are being stifled by a shortage of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index slipped 0.5 percent last month to 105.9, the second straight monthly decline. On a yearly basis, pending home sales have fallen 2.2 percent.HIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1 5 ways your friendships can blossom on a budgetYou do not have to spend your Saturday nights alone as penance for racking up debt or having paltry savings. You have one life, and you dont know how long it will be. Seeking joy should be a priority on par with eliminating debt or buying a house. Research has shown that putting energy into your friendships „ and simply appreciating your friends at all „ improves your life. And you dont have to spend a lot to do it. Those who treasure their family and friends are happier and healthier than those who dont, a 2017 study from Michigan State University found. Even more striking: Valuing friendships is a bigger indicator of health and happiness at older ages than valuing family relationships. Set that foundation now, and what you do „ and how much you spend „ wont matter. Who youre with and whether you cherish that time together will. So dont worry if you cant shell out for a big group vacation, or even a friends fancy birthday dinner. Heres how to cultivate long friendships when youre short on cash.1. Volunteer togetherPick something you both care about, like animal welfare, the environment or veterans issues, and research local organizations that focus on them. Sign up for an opportunity that takes place every week or month to keep you engaged in the organization, and to give you and your friends a hangout to look forward to. Bonus: It just feels nice to help people. If youre politically minded, you can also register voters together or attend local City Council meetings or town hall meetings for your congressional representatives. Find your representatives at and check the schedule of events on their websites. Feeling engaged in your community is also a contributor to a long, happy life.2. Join the clubYou may not be in college anymore, rehearsing with your a cappella group or playing team sports. But you can start a monthly book club, wine club, hiking club, group playdate for your friends dogs „ you name it. All it takes is a leader willing to send out a reminder email and gather everyones availability through a method like Doodle My book club has been going strong for almost four years, and the clubŽ part has turned out to be way more important to me than the bookŽ part.3. Nab discounts for young peopleMany cultural institutions want young people in the audience „ theyre hoping youll buy tickets for years to come. Look into under-30 or under-35 discount ticket programs where you live, particularly at dance or theater performances. Some might require a small yearly membership fee, but if you like to see shows often, the fee will pay for itself.4. Cook when soloIn a way, paying for a meal or drinks out with friends is an investment in your long-term happiness. But that doesnt justify overspending. Budget for fun the way you would for groceries, and you can spend it without guilt. If you simply must meet friends for dinner four times a week, look at your spending holistically „ a budgeting app can help „ and make cuts elsewhere. Bring lunch to work every day. Or, when youre home alone, commit to making your own meals and avoiding takeout.5. Get craftyIf you know how to knit or crochet, no one is stopping you from doing it with a friend while watching a “lm adaption of a Jane Austen novel (I have done this). You can get a group together and sketch while listening to music, or spend a night repurposing old clothes you dont wear so theyre summer-ready: a T-shirt into a tank top, or old jeans into cut-off shorts. There are tons of craft ideas on Pinterest. You can even schedule a clothing swap, which will let you freshen up your wardrobe for free. Saving money usually requires forethought and ingenuity. The same goes for suggesting an activity beyond the easy, and pricey, lets get drinks.Ž Ask BriannaŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. Im here to help you manage your money, “nd a job and pay off student loans „ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. 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Sunday, July 1, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 LEGAL NOTICES Classified DeadlinesDue to the upcoming July 4th holiday our deadlines for the Classified & Legal sections are as follows:1pm Tuesday June 26 for Thurs. & Fri. June 28 & 29 editions; 1pm Wednesday June 27 for Sat. & Sun. June 30 & July 1 editions; 1pm Thursday June 28 for Mon. & Tues. July 2 & 3 editions; 1pm Friday June 29 for Wed. July 4 edition. This also includes the Thursday Highlands Sun ; 1pm Monday July 2 for Thurs. July 5 edition; 1pm Tuesday July 3 for Fri. July 6 edition.The Highlands News-Sun office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4 Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, July 5. 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, F lorida 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 Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NO T apply to the award of this ITB The Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in 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 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 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 HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 56 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest v arious crops, 08-20-18 to 0415-19. The employer is Citrus Harvesting, Inc. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour depending on work location and piece rate(s) may be offered depending on crop activity, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour rate. Worksites are located in Manatee, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota, Charlott e, an d DeSoto Counties, Florida. Em ployer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4th of the days of the work period. The em ployer will provide the tools nec essary to perform the described j ob duties without charge to the worker. Housing will be pro vided for individual workers out s ide normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting dis tanc es, reasonable transporta tion and subsistence expenses to the worksite 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 324 6th Av enue, North, Wauchula, FL 33873 (863)-773-3474 using j ob listing number FL10722086. EmployClassified! DATA ENTRY PERSON WANTEDJOIN OUR TEAM Highlands News-Sun is looking for a dependable Data Entry person to support our Advertising and Circulation teams. This full-time position requires excellent organizational skills and experience with Microsoft Excel.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:~Enter data from paper documents provided by advertising reps into Brainworks database system;~Verify data entered is correct;~Ensure that date sensitive ad orders are prioritized and entered based on date.Requirements:~Proven experience in data entry, proficient in Microsoft Excel A Microsoft Excel test will be required;~Accurate typing skills;~Excellent communication skills;~Great attention to detail;~High school degree or equivalent.We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/ni cotine screening required. Send Resume to:Donna ScherlacherMulti Media / Production Director 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870 Davey Expert Tree C ompany Tree Trimming positions avail. (with CDL Lic.) 1 yr. exp. pref, but will train. Call Garyat863-221-7939. 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Employer will guarantee t he opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 of the hours of the work period. The employer will provide the work t ools, supplies and equipment at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal com muting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting distanc es, reasonabl e transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Career Center office located at 683 South Adolph Point Lecanto, FL 34461 … (352) 2493278 using job listing number FL10723001. Maintenance TechnicianFlynn Management Corporation has an excellent opportunity at our Thornbury Apartment community for a PT Maintenance person 25 hrs. per week. 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Must have 1 yr. of exp. as Tire Repair Specialist or related. Send resumes to Robert Reisig at: PROFESSIONAL2010 Home Design DraftsmanWanted~Experience in Chief Architect Software preferred but not required. Submit resumes: or S e b r i ng I nsurance A gency 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. 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 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 F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTSWe currently have three (3) Full Time positions working 12 hour shifts, that is three days per week, gives you more time to spend with your families. We have Excellent Benefits, Medical, ST, LTD, Dental, Free Life Ins., PTO, Holidays and 401K. Come and apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674. EOE/MF/DFWP. Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 MEDICAL2030 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. CLASSIFIED WORKS! 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. 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 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 Cl u bh ouse R enta l s:For Parties, Meetings etc! Wkday dis counts! Sebring Hills Assoc.863-253-9142 or 863-458-0867 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 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! PERSONALS3020 Tall, slim, nice looking & healthy senior male seeking to meet a nice lady. PO Box 1653 Lake Placid FL 33862


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Timeshares are a way to use vacation property, typically resort condominiums with bedrooms and kitchens, for a week each year. In addition to the upfront cost of buying, owners must pay annual maintenance fees, which currently average about $900 but can total $3,000 or more for higher-end properties. Timeshares may be a speci“c week each year, or ”oating weeksŽ that can change from year to year, or pointsŽ that can converted into reservations for days or weeks at timeshare resorts. Most timeshares offer exchange opportunities that allow owners to stay at other resorts if they plan well in advance. The details can vary quite a bit, but people who are satis“ed with their timeshares tend to have several things in common, says Brian Rogers, owner of Timeshare Users Group, one of the oldest forums for timeshare owners. Happy timeshare owners:Understand that timeshares arent a financial investmentThe average cost of timeshares sold by resort developers has risen over time and now tops $20,000, according to the American Resort Development Association, an industry trade group. Unethical salespeople use that fact to imply, or even assert, that the timeshare you buy will increase in value. Thats not true. On the resale market, the typical timeshare sells for 10 percent or less of what the original owner paid, Rogers says. TUG, eBay and other sites are full of for saleŽ ads from owners willing to sell for just a penny.Dont buy a timeshare on vacationTimeshare salespeople are often much better at selling than you are at resisting „ especially when youre relaxed and having a great time. Thats no state of mind to be in when you need to scan the details of a contract, assess potential exchange options and uncover things that can go wrong, such as rising annual maintenance fees or problems trading your share. If youre interested in a property, Rogers recommends renting from an existing timeshare owner to see how much you like it. But dont sign up on the spot. I tell my friends, Dont ever go to a presentation. Theyve gotten very hardsell,Ž Angie McCaffery says.Dont pay retailThe McCafferys bought their “rst timeshare in 1994 from a developer, paying $15,000 for a two-bedroom condo in Palm Desert, California. Later they learned they could save thousands buying directly from other timeshare owners who no longer wanted to pay their annual maintenance fees. (People who simply stop paying their fees risk having the debts turned over to collection agencies, which can sue them and trash their credit.) In 2006, the McCafferys bought a one-bedroom timeshare in Park City, Utah, for $100 on eBay. Four years later, they paid $1 total for two timeshares, a one-bedroom unit in New Orleans and a two-bedroom unit in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Developers often offer incentives for buying retail, such as frequent traveler points or VIP treatment, but those are almost never worth paying $19,000 or $20,000 extra for,Ž Rogers says. For that money, Ill get my own limo from the airport.ŽBuy in attractive locationsDont buy a timeshare in an undesirable location on the promise you can trade it to stay in more desirable ones. If you dont want to vacation there, chances are potential exchange partners wont, either. The McCafferys prefer buying “xed-week timeshares. That way, if they dont want to trade for another property, theyre guaranteed access to their properties each year without having to make advance reservations. Floating-week and point systems typically require more planning, since desirable weeks are snapped up early or require more points the longer people delay.Enjoy research and planningLearning the ins and outs of each timeshare system takes effort. While point systems are often touted as a way for people to vacation at the last minute, the reality is that the best deals have to be secured nine to 12 months in advance, Rogers says. Thats actually a plus for people like Angie McCaffery, who typically starts researching the couples vacation options a year or more ahead. Half the fun of it is planning it,Ž she says.How to be a happy timeshare owner Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON


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Page 2 Sunday, July 1, 2018 *Non-insured patients only. Must be current Chen Dental patient, other fees and services may apply. (D9565) Call 863.657.0395 today for your reservation. During the months of July, August and September, Chen Dental will be providing a FREE Sonicare Toothbrush to the “rst 10 to receive Zoom Whitening treatment before September 30th! Duringt he mon th h h th s s f of J ul y A A A A A ug ug ug ug u us us t t an d Se e pt pt em be r Ch enDenta l whiter, brighter, faster.WHITENINGA $450 Value$399*$399*$399*Exp. 9/30/18 Whether your dental needs are an exam and cleaning, full-mouth restorations, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Well give you something to smile about. Please call or visit us today to make an appointment! We look forward to meeting you.Located next to Lowes in Sebring! FEEL GOOD about your SMILE and your dentist. DR. KENNETH CHEN | DR. WILLIAM CHEN | DR. JERE SERALDE Honored to have been voted the Highlands News-Sun 2017 Readers Choice Award for BEST DENTIST. New Patient Special Savings*Non-insured patients only. Must present the coupon on “rst visit. (D0150, D0210) Exp. 9/30/18$79*COMPLETE EXAM AND DIGITAL X-RAYS A $165 Value SPECIAL OFFER FOR CALL 863.657.0395 OR VISIT CHENDENTAL.COM TODAY!adno=3585039


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 3 Going to the dentist is something you and your family will be doing for years to come. So it stands to reason that “nding the right dentist can save you time and money. Picking the right dentist „ even for the most routine dental needs „ is vital for your ongoing health, and for maintaining your appearance. If youre unfortunate enough to encounter a dentist who is reckless or incompetent, it can affect your health, your comfort and your “nances. Poor quality work should never be the reason you have to repeat a dental procedure. You will want to select a dentist whos able to put you at ease. Find a dentist who makes you feel comfortable. Your dentist should be focused on helping you to improve your dental health in a peaceful and hygienic environment. Convenience can also play a role. If you are able to visit a dentist near your home or workplace, it can help you show up to your appointments on time. As you look for a dentist, check their regular of“ce hours. Do the hours work for your schedule? How about your family members? The “rst thing to do when beginning your search is to consult with family and people in your social network. Friends, family and colleagues may have good recommendations, and can be a great “rst resource for information. It can also be helpful to search the Internet for information about dental of“ces in your area. Professional dental practices often have their own websites, which offer information about the backgrounds of those who work there. The website may also tell you about how they handle procedures and appointments, as well as specialized services they offer. Your local newspaper will likely have advertisements from local dentists. Oftentimes you can “nd specials and discounts. Once you have gathered a list, begin calling each prospective dentist. You can talk to a receptionist or other staff person if the dentist is unavailable. Check to make sure the dentist earned the necessary degree from a reputable school and is current on all licensing and continuing educational requirements. Ideally, he will be familiar with the latest dental technologies and trends. Ask if the dental of“ce provides emergency services. If you break a tooth or need to have a root canal done right away, you will want to use your chosen dentist. You dont want to have to search for a dentist when you are in pain. Lead time for appointments is another consideration. Some of“ces might be able to see you right away, while others may have a three-week wait time. Your prospective dentist may or may not accept your dental insurance. If you dont have dental insurance, inquire about payment plans. The of“ce should give you an estimate before performing any work. When someone meets all of your requirements, visit the of“ce. The staff should be professional and friendly. Every dentist should be willing to answer all of your questions. Some people are afraid of dentists or of pain. If you have any concerns, communicate with the staff and dentist. Many professionals are willing to go above and beyond to help you work through these issues. A basic oral health history should be taken by the dentist or staff. They should tell you about future treatment and prevention options. A quality dentist will help you feel comfortable during your visit. The best dentists offer friendly, happy dental experiences. Teeth are extremely important to your overall health. They can also help or hinder your appearance. Finding a good dentist is like “nding a friend who consistently brings out your best smile. A Dentisthse Ho


Page 4 Sunday, July 1, 2018 adno=3588041  I am thankful for the doctors and nurses at Florida Cancer Specialists who cared for me as a person and a neighbor, not just a patient and a number.Ž -Dave Norris, Cancer FighterGratitude. A powerful element in “ghting cancer. Dave Norris was a healthy 65-year-old, until one day he had trouble swallowing. His doctor discovered a malignant tumor in his stomach and Dave sought treatment at a large cancer center in another city. There, they saw him as patient number 1125157, not Dave Norris. Every other week, Dave ”ew across the country for treatment until he discovered a Florida Cancer Specialists clinic only minutes from his home. Here, Dave was given a successful knockout round of treatment, all while being treated like Dave Norris, not just another number. The care and compassion Dave received inspired him so much that he has dedicated the next chapter of his life to helping other Florida Cancer Specialists patients. Proud to serve patients at our Sebring location.4420 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872 € Call: (863) 385.1244Syed E. Ahmed, MDWasif Riaz, MDAmit I. Shah, MD W orl d Class Me dicine. Hometown Care. FindHopeHere.comWhere Hope is Powered by ScienceTM


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 5 C ancer doesnt discriminate. A deadly disease that af”icts tens of millions from every walk of life, its not picky: it strikes with equal opportunity. Its also pervasive. Chance are, even if youre fortunate never to have had cancer, you probably know someone who has. One of the most frustrating challenges in defeating cancer is its complexity. An unforgiving disease thats dif“cult to manage and nearly impossible to cure, cancer is constantly in motion. It can often seem to be one step ahead of even the most aggressive efforts to defeat it. For those who face a cancer diagnosis, it may be dif“cult to sift through the many different kinds of available treatment, especially without the proper guidance. Cancer patients need skilled, expert care and committed, unwavering support. A patients treatment needs can be as complex as the disease itself, so it stands to reason that selecting the right place to seek treatment is crucial. But it can be a daunting task. If you need the services offered by a cancer treatment center, consider these tips. DoctorOne of the most signi“cant steps in facing cancer head on in to adhere to a doctors plan for treatment and following their advice. You will “rst need to select a doctor who will administer treatment. Typically, a patient diagnosed with a speci“c kind of cancer will choose a doctor based on whether that doctor specializes in that speci“c form of the disease. A reputable, quali“ed specialist is one who will walk you through the process, while patiently and accurately addressing your questions and concerns. In general, it will be to your advantage to receive treatment at the center where your specialist practices. Why? Your doctor will already have working relationships with other skilled staff members; people who will be assisting you on your road to recovery. Whether you have insurance, and knowing what your insurance covers, is another important consideration. Go over your health care policy to verify that your selected doctor and treatment center are covered by your insurer. Understand the deductibles, copays and coverage limits that are already in place. This information will also assist you in the decision-making process.LocationConvenience can be a big factor in easing your path through the recovery process. If youre able, try to “nd a quali“ed cancer treatment center near your location. The overall program of care may require lengthy and repetitive chemotherapy or radiation treatments, so traveling for long periods of time can rapidly exhaust your bank account and your body. While many people tend to believe that big cancer facilities located in large cities offer better treatment, thats not always the case. Depending on your diagnosis and recommended treatment, you may be able to “nd comparable treatment close to home. Personal referralsCancer touches the lives of so many people that its relatively easy to get “rst-person recommendations for the best treatment centers. Talk to people you know. Ask your network of friends and family: people who have faced a cancer diagnosis, or supported a loved one through the process. They may have wise advice and detailed impressions about the cancer treatment centers they used. You will be able to get an idea about what to expect and the quality of care you will receive. Researching the internet can also help you “nd local centers, as well as read reviews from patients and loved ones. Check your local newspaper for centers in your area. Sometimes you may be able to “nd a promotion or other discount.Support servicesMany cancer treatment centers offer plenty of support services for their patients. Connecting you with nonpro“t groups and community health resources will inspire you on the road to recovery. Centers will also set up counseling sessions for caregivers and people going through similar situations. This help goes beyond medicine for the body. It will assist you emotionally and mentally. Most cancer patients and loved ones “nd these services invaluable.Specialty treatmentsSome cancer treatment centers offer specialized care. Many centers are on the leading edge of medical research. Depending on your diagnosis and doctors recommendation, you may be a candidate for clinical trials or experimental treatments. Ask your doctor what trials or treatments might be effective for your particular type of cancer. If necessary, you can allow this information to guide your decision. Find a cancer treatment center where you and your loved one will feel comfortable. Not all centers are hospital-themed. Many provide a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere to make the experience a little easier.A Cancer Treatment Center hse Ho


Page 6 Sunday, July 1, 2018 For a tour of our community and a complimentary lunch, prepared by Chef call 863.385.0161 ext. 0Highlands Countys only retirement community with all levels of living... 725 S. Pine Street, Sebring, FL 33870www.palmsofsebring.comAL 4639 € Skilled Nursing Facility/Rehab € Respite Care € Independent Living € Assisted Living € Long-Term Care Amenities... 24-Hour Licensed Nursing Sta Executive Chef Registered Dietitian Transportation Services Personal Emergency Pendant System Chaplains/Chapel Services Restaurants-Style Dining Inpatient/Outpatient erapy Wellness/Activities e Premier Continuing Care Retirement CommunityŽ of Highlands County! e Perfect Place to Call Home.adno=3586752


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 7 S o what is a CCRC? CCRC stands for continuing care retirement community. Some advantages to a CCRC are having the opportunity to plan in advance and the ability to age in place. The various levels of care offered are independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care and long-term nursing care. This enables residents to remain within the same community as their care needs ”uctuate. Being a part of a CCRC can keep loved ones together whether they have the same needs and the support system lends to preserving the health of the independent caregiver. How to find the right CCRCThe best way to evaluate a community is to tour, meet the staff and have a meal in the dining room. Important questions to consider include: Is it necessary to enter into a life care contract (a buy in, paying a signi“cant fee up front) in addition to the monthly rate? Are amenities like housekeeping, transportation and meals included or are the rates la carte? What is the food quality, variety and availability? Are there dedicated drivers for transportation or is the transportation limited to the availability of multi-purpose staff? Is the transportation available for social engagements or strictly medical appointments? What are the transportation hours of operation and polices? Its always bene“cial to compare the details. How many vehicles and drivers are there? Are there full time staff members solely dedicated to planning and coordinating activities for residents and if so, how many? Are all levels of care available in close proximity? This matters when you have family or friends within the community that want to remain close and visit routinely. Are there any safety features in place such as life-alert type pendants for use in emergency situations? Are there phones within each room at every level of care? Which care providers (physicians) round at the facility? Levels of care and the differencesIndependent living is for someone who does not require assistance but enjoys the support system offered by the community. Assisted living facilities can vary signi“cantly depending on the type of license they hold. Its always important to gather details about the hours of operation and availability of nursing staff on site. Admission criteria will depend on their licensing and staf“ng. Skilled nursing facilities should be Medicare certi“ed and offer physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as offer IV therapy and wound care services.A Continuing Care Retirement Community hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 9 A sizable portion of the U.S. population lives with some type of hearing impairment. And the gradual onset of hearing loss means many of the nearly 40 million Americans who experience it may not even be aware of their condition. Research has shown that it takes about seven years before people with a hearing impairment seek treatment. Its not all bad news, though. In the majority of cases, hearing problems arent dif“cult to treat. And medical innovation is continually improving the scope and quality of treatment. If you or someone close to you is suffering hearing loss, it may be time to turn to an audiologist for help. The “rst step in seeking treatment for hearing loss is to make an appointment with your primary care doctor, who can rule out physical causes for your problem, such as excessive earwax or infection. If it turns out your problem has a cause that isnt so easily treated, your primary care doctor will likely refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist, or to an audiologist. Audiologists provide diagnostic evaluations, which is vital for accurate diagnosis and appropriate rehabilitation. With extensive experience and training and a doctorate level of education, an audiologist is the professional best equipped to treat a hearing loss. In addition, an audiologist will evaluate you for related conditions, such as tinnitus and equilibrium issues. Audiologists specialize in different areas of hearing loss and treatment. Some may specialize according to a particular skill area, like cochlear implants. Others, though, may treat older patients with age-related hearing problems, while their colleagues treat younger patients. If you already have a friend or family member suffering from hearing loss, encourage them to make an apointment with a local audiologist sooner rather than later. The more quickly their issue is addressed, the higher the likelihood of “nding a successful solution for improving their quality of life. Once youve narrowed your list down to two or three choices, call their of“ces and conduct a preliminary interview. Before anything else, make sure they accept new patients as well as your insurance. The of“ce staff should inform you about the audiologists background and specialization, along with the wait time for new patients. Ensure that the professional has the proper license and reliable references to patients he has treated. Before making an appointment, consider your goals. You might want a complete hearing evaluation. Perhaps you need a “tting for a new hearing aid or a replacement. Or maybe you need more information about ear care and preventing hearing loss. It is usually impossible to resolve an issue with one appointment. Follow up visits for tests, consultations and “ttings, will likely be necessary. If you have experienced hearing loss, then your relationship with your audiologist should be ongoing. Make sure you are comfortable with this person. While youre at it, it is never too early to have a childs ears checked by a quali“ed practitioner. Children who have a hard time hearing will have a dif“cult time in school, and the sooner the condition is treated, the better off the child will be. There is no shame in getting help for hearing impairment. These problems do not go away by themselves. Visiting an audiologist can improve the quality of your life. An Audiologist hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 11 I f an injury or illness threatens the safety and well-being of a loved one, it isnt dif“cult to make the decision to seek emergency help. But it can sometimes be dif“cult to assess the medical urgency of a problem, especially in moments of stress when quick thinking is required. Knowing where to go to seek the right treatment can be dif“cult when the clocks ticking. Thats why its important to know ahead of time the difference between the type of care provided by emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Knowing in advance can help you save time, money and potentially even a life. The National Institutes of Health estimated in 2012 that more than one-fourth of visits to the emergency room could instead have been addressed by the medical staff at urgent care center. Patients who choose urgent care centers over the emergency room, when appropriate, help lower the overall costs incurred within the healthcare system by approximately $4.4 billion each year. Whats the goal of urgent care, and when is it the right choice? Urgent care addresses the type of emergent situation that lies somewhere between waiting until Monday to see your primary doctor, and rushing straight to the emergency room. Acute care centers began opening across the country in the late 1980s, leading to a dramatic drop in the number of annual emergency room visits. In short, urgent care “lls a gap. The American Journal of Medicine reports more than 9,000 urgent care centers currently operate in the United States. Urgent care centers walk-in convenience and affordable services help treat more than 70 million patients annually. Most urgent care centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week „ including holidays. Thats a valuable service if you sprain an ankle on Christmas Day. They are fully staffed to ensure that patients are treated quickly. One of the greatest bene“ts of urgent care is its affordability. The cost of urgent care is usually one-third that of an ER, and most facilities accept insurance. ERs, though, are required by federal law to provide a free medical exam to anyone who cant afford to pay. Doctors in acute care must be competent in all areas of medicine. Their training and experience is extensive, and the quality of care is about what youd expect in an ER. One critical aspect of urgent caregivers jobs is knowing when to direct patients to the ER. Urgent care is appropriate for high fevers, cuts requiring stitches, mild allergic reactions, insect or snake bites, minor fractures that do not break the skin, minor back or neck injuries, heatstroke, frostbite and other problems that are not quite emergencies. ERs are better equipped for problems requiring immediate life-saving measures, the attention of a specialist, surgery or hospitalization. Their diagnostic capabilities are superior. Urgent care centers offer X-rays, urinalysis and other simple tools, but they cannot provide involved lab testing or advanced imaging like MRI. The American Heart Association urges you to call 9-1-1 if you exhibit signs of heart attack or stroke. It lists the following as possible warning signs of heart attack: pain or pressure in the chest and upper body, shortness of breath, clammy skin, jaw pain and nausea. The acronym FACT is used by the AHA to educate people about stroke: facial drooping, arm weakness, speech dif“culty and time that symptoms appeared. The last is crucial because clot-destroying drugs are ineffective if too much time has passed. Additional symptoms of stroke include leg numbness, confusion, blurred vision and dizziness. Other valid reasons to seek emergency care include serious breathing dif“culties, loss of consciousness, chemical poisoning, heavy bleeding, severe burns, traumatic head injuries, gunshot wounds and sexual assault. Problems that call for psychiatric intervention, such as suicidal thoughts or drug overdose, are also best handled in the ER. Any illness or injury can be life-threatening if left untreated. The distinction between deeply cutting a “nger and wounding a major artery is an important one. Educating yourself beforehand will help you choose the best treatment when you have little time to weigh your options.An Emergency Room hse Ho 2 0 1 8 0 7 0 1 h 8 1 1 p d f 1 2 6 J u n 1 8 1 8 : 3 2 : 1 0


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 13 Its important to select a hospital in your area that will suit your needs „ well before you ever suffer an injury or become ill. Assessing a hospitals services in advance will allow you to make an informed decision, so that an emergency will never catch you unprepared. Consider these points as you look for the best hospital:Quality and safety ratingsHospitals report their patients outcomes to state and federal government agencies, who then compile the data and rank them in important safety and quality categories. Research has proven that highly-rated hospitals offer skilled health care teams that focus on reducing infection rates, preventing mistakes and ensuring strong lines of communication. But some hospitals trail behind and are ranked lower. That means that its critically important that you choose a hospital with a good track record in providing high-quality care and keeping patients safe from harm. These websites can offer valuable information to help guide your decision: jointcommission. org,, and the Hospital Compare tool through Doctors recommendationAsk your doctor about where they can work, or which specialist they would recommend. Your primary care doctor or specialist should have privileges at the facility you choose. Physicians send patients to speci“c hospitals because it is convenient for them, they are familiar with the campus and can use the equipment there. If your primary care physician does not have hospital privileges, then check with the hospital to see if they have a Hospitalist Program. A hospitalist is a doctor that works inside a hospital, only caring for patients who have been admitted. This specialist works closely with your primary care physician, continually discussing your condition and determining the best treatment options for the quickest recovery. When you go home from the hospital, your hospitalist will then send your medical records to your primary care doctor for continuation of your care.Insurance coverageInsurance carriers will pay some of the cost of services. Verify which hospitals are within your carriers network, also known as in network.Ž If you choose a facility that is not covered by your policy or out of network,Ž you may incur higher charges. You can ask the hospital for a cost estimate in advance, based on your insurance coverage and co-pays.Experience with your conditionHospitals often have several areas in which they specialize. Choosing the right hospital for your procedure will ensure you receive the highest level of care. The previously listed websites offer insight into which hospitals specialize in your condition. Determining the highest quality hospital for your condition will help you achieve the best outcome during instances of illness or injury. Since hospitals offer a variety of care and service types, be sure to analyze all the options before you decide. By knowing the facts and keeping your own priorities in mind, you will make a wise choice when selecting the hospital that is best for you.A Hospital hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 15 Millions of people are affected by cataracts, which Prevent Blindness America says is the most common cause of vision loss for individuals over the age of 40. In the United States, there are more cases of cataracts than glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration combined. If cloudy vision from cataracts is making your daily activities more dif“cult, it is time to consult your optometrist and see about having cataract surgery. Unless a certi“ed ophthalmologist, he or she will not be able to perform the surgery, but they can certainly recommend you to a specialist, who can remove your eyes cloudy natural lens and replace it with an arti“cial lens, restoring clear vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you also talk with family and friends who have had cataract surgery, and go online to “nd eye surgeons in the area. You can do that by using the AAOs Find an Ophthalmologist tool at www.aao. org. You will want to make sure that youre comfortable with the ophthalmologist and of“ce staff. Were you treated professionally and politely? Was the whole procedure explained in detail, including its bene“ts and risks? Did they answer all of your questions? Did they tell you who will see you the day after surgery to make sure you are healing properly? According to AAO, in some cases, you may be told that you need a follow-up surgery. That procedure should be explained, as well as the extra costs for the enhancement surgery. Dont be afraid to ask if the surgical center has ever had an outbreak of eye infections affecting multiple patients. If so, how many times? An ophthalmologist should never guarantee perfect vision from surgery. You should be told that you may still need eyeglasses under certain conditions. The prevalence of cataracts makes some wonder if they can be prevented. According to The Mayo Clinic, studies have yet to determine a way to prevent cataracts or even slow their progression. However, eye doctors and other experts say that certain strategies can help keep the eyes and the body healthy, which may keep cataracts at bay. Regular eye examinations Visiting the eye doctor on an annual basis, or as recommended by an optician or ophthalmologist, can help detect cataracts and eye problems early on. This helps prevent vision loss and enables patients to take proactive steps to treat their cataracts. Cataract surgery, which is now a common procedure and can usually be done with local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, is a common way to treat cataracts. During cataract surgery, the lens inside the eye that has become cloudy from cataract formation is removed and replaced with an arti“cial lens called an intraocular lens, or IOL, to restore clear vision. Quit smoking Smoking affects eyesight and eye health. Research suggests that smoking increases a persons chances of developing cataracts. The lenses of the eyes are mostly made up of arranged proteins, and sometimes these proteins stick together, breaking their careful formation and affecting the transparency of the lens. Cigarette smoke can damage the proteins in the lenses, causing them to stick together more readily, increasing the chance that cataracts develop. Protect the eyes Always wear sunglasses with UV protection, particularly glasses that block UVB rays, when spending time outdoors. Ultraviolet light from the sun may contribute to the development of cataracts. Remember, ultraviolet rays can be present even when it is cloudy outdoors, so make it a point to don your sunglasses before stepping outside. Manage diabetes Although the reasons why are still not fully understood, individuals with diabetes mellitus face a greater risk of developing cataracts. That risk may be elevated by as much as 60 percent. When increased blood sugar enters the lenses of the eyes, sorbitol forms, and both this and fructose can build up in the lenses. Increased sugar causes water to be absorbed inside the lens, resulting in swelling and increased cloudiness. By treating high blood-glucose levels, those with diabetes may be able to keep cataracts from forming. Improve the diet A healthy diet should be a priority for everyone, including people at a greater risk for cataracts. Eating foods high in antioxidants like beta-carotene, selenium and vitamins C and E may help prevent cataracts. Thats because antioxidants help the body to “ght free radicals, which can contribute to cataracts later in life. A 2000 article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition highlighted two Harvard University studies that noted the role of lutein and zeaxanthin in the development of cataracts. The studies noted that individuals whose diets were high in luteinand zeaxanthin-rich foods had a 19 to 22 percent lesser chance of developing age-related cataracts than those who do not incorporate these foods into their diets in high quantities. Foods that are high in lutein and zeaxanthin include green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, collard greens, kale, mustard greens and peppers, winter squash and eggs. Cataracts tend to be most noticeable when vision begins to grow cloudy. However, cataracts also can cause glares and halos; a myopic shift, in which a person who was once nearsighted becomes farsighted, and vice versa; drop in color vision; lens discoloration; and poor night vision. Those experiencing these symptoms should have an eye examination to con“rm or rule out cataracts.An Ophthalmologist hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 17 What is a hearing instrument specialist? Quite simply, its the company that provides hearing aids to the hearing impaired, and follows up with any needed service and repair. For those who suffer from hearing loss, selecting the right hearing aid can make a huge difference in quality of life. But the process of choosing the right hearing aid begins with the important “rst step of choosing the right hearing aid dispenser. The right hearing aid dispenser is vital for equipping you to get the best performance from your assistive device. A dispensers experienced staff is trained to help you select the appropriate device, and to teach you how to use it. And a reputable dispenser will stand behind their sale, assisting you with any issues you may encounter once youve begun wearing the device. Consider the following points when choosing the right hearing aid dispenser.CertificationThere are different processes in each state for the licensing and certi“cation of hearing instrument specialists. Your doctor can refer you to a quali“ed hearing health care provider near you. You can also verify that the hearing instrument specialist or audiologist is board certi“ed to operate in your state by checking with your state government. Remember, though, that certi“cation is a minimum standard. To be sure youre selecting the right hearing health care provider, talk to your friends, family and neighbors to get advice about which providers theyve used and how happy they were with the experience. Just like hiring any professional, the more you know about their reputation, the better a decision you can make.Product lineHearing aid dispensers usually offer products from several brands at a variety of price points. Youll want to ask which brands the dispenser carries and also inquire about their price range. With good quality hearing aids often costing several thousand dollars, youll want to make sure you have several to pick from that can meet your needs without wasting money on features or performance you dont need.Product knowledgeThe right hearing instrument specialist will share their expert knowledge and make it easy for you to understand. Since most of us arent experts on hearing aids, you need to look for a provider who is. Not only should they have an understanding of the medical reasons behind hearing loss „ since every hearing situation is different „ but they should have in-depth knowledge of their hearing aid products. Hearing aids can be complex devices, especially when youre looking at high-end models that can be customized extensively to match your hearing needs. A good hearing instrument specialist can take those technical terms and make them easy for you to understand.Trial and warrantySome companies offer a 30-day return policy so you can make sure the product works exactly as you expect. Ask if the provider offers a trial period for their hearing aids. You should also ask about what kind of warranty the hearing aid comes with. Many hearing aids are available with coverage for loss or damage, almost like an insurance policy, which can be very important down the road. Make sure you understand what the warranty covers, how much it costs and whether there will be any fees if your hearing aid needs to be replaced or repaired during the warranty period.Follow-up serviceWhen you buy a hearing aid from a hearing instrument specialist, one of the things youre paying for is good service. And that includes service after the sale. This is especially true when it comes time to have your hearing aid adjusted or repaired. Its common for hearing aids to require several follow-up visits to make sure they are “tted and adjusted correctly for your ear, so you should look for a practice that is both technically pro“cient and good at listening to your concerns. They should be able to understand your hearing needs and make any changes necessary to “x any problems you “nd. You should also ask about loaner devices if your hearing aid needs a repair. Most hearing centers will be able to do some repairs in-house quickly, but major repairs may require your hearing aid to be mailed off. This is when its good to know their policy about loaner devices. Ask if the hearing center has an in-house lab for repairs. In the end, if you shop carefully and investigate their reputation, you can “nd a hearing health care provider that will help you “nd the right aid at the right price. And when you do, youll be much more likely to be happy with the results from your hearing aid.A Hearing Health Care Provider hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 19 Everyone can bene“t from the services of a “nancial adviser. Its not just for the wealthy. Whether your assets are modest or are valued in the millions, a good “nancial adviser can help you achieve your “nancial goals. A good “nancial planner will listen to you and develop a plan tailored to your particular needs. They can teach you to take charge of your household expenses, help you plan for retirement, and give you tips on reducing your tax burden. They can also educate you on strategies for handling your investments, and serve as great advisors to help steer your “nances when the larger economy takes a downturn. If you want to become rich, or simply get on track to use your money wisely, a “nancial advisor is there to help. Not everyone has the same “nancial goals, and a good adviser will recognize your unique goals and help you plan for the future. A good place to start when youre ready to “nd a “nancial advisor is by talking to the people you know and trust. As you set out, keep in mind that the right advisor is one who will understand your unique situation and goals. Look within your social network. Colleagues, family and friends can be invaluable resources for “nding the right “t. Go online and begin doing some research on “nancial advisers in your area. The local newspaper also can be a good resource. Many local “nancial advisers advertise their services in local media. Narrow your choices down to three or four options. Then start taking a closer look at each of your choices. As you continue narrowing down your options, consider going with a “nancial advisor who is a certi“ed “nancial planner. These professionals will have received additional training, and passed rigorous standard examinations leading to their certi“cation. When you have learned about each advisors quali“cations, the next step is to contact the certifying organizations to discover whether there have been any complaints made against each advisor youre considering. If thats the case, be sure to “nd out how those complaints were resolved. You also can ask for a list of satis“ed clients; people whose “nancial goals are similar to your own. Contact them and “nd out how they feel about their collaboration with the advisor they used. Areas of expertiseFinancial products can contribute to your well-being and peace of mind. Some common investing tools include bonds, mutual funds, stocks and commodities. Weighing risk is essential. Some products will undoubtedly be better for your portfolio than others. An experienced “nancial advisor can customize a portfolio especially for you. You can also do some research to “nd a segment of the market that might be a good “t for your situation. Then look for an advisor who specializes in that investment. For example, if you want to invest in commodities, your potential advisor should have some experience in that market. Rate of successSuccess rate will also play a prominent role in your decision. Look at the rate of success for each advisor. Has the rate of return on his recommendations outpaced the average market rate of return over time? An advisor with a solid rate of return conducts research to strengthen his clients portfolios. During tough or stagnant economic times, experience will play a vital role. Has your advisor weathered previous economic slowdowns? Do clients thrive in bleak environments? Or have clients taken multiple hits to their portfolios? You should be wary if clients appear to be doing too good during tough times. Someone with an extraordinary success rate might be too good to be true. Fees or commissionsInquire about how your advisor is paid for services. Most offer fee-based or commission-based services. It will greatly in”uence your selection. A commission-based advisor is prone to suggesting “nancial products that offer a professional commission. It could needlessly increase your exposure to risk. Only use a commission-based advisor if he or she has a proven track record of success and also has your best interest in mind. When you need someone who puts your best interests “rst, go with a fee-based advisor. He or she will be compensated only for the time spent on serving your portfolio. InterviewOnce you have narrowed your prospects to two or three possibilities, schedule a meeting with each professional. During this consultation, communicate your goals honestly and clearly. A “nancial planner should be someone who will guide and inform you. He or she will continually increase your knowledge about your current “nancial situation and how to improve it. Put it in writingOnce you have narrowed your list to one or two advisors; ask each to write a plan for moving you from where you are to where you want to be. Get a written copy of this proposal. This document should have your short-term and long-term goals, and also state who else will pro“t from the proposal. This plan should be written clearly so you completely understand it. Once everything has been completed to your satisfaction, you can choose a “nancial advisor. Then you can comfortably relax and know that your money and future are in good hands.A Financial Planner hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 21 If something is happening with your skin, hair or nails, dermatology is the only specialist for you to visit. The highly specialized training allows the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease and cancer of the skin. Common conditions can affect all ages; a few illnesses are acne, warts, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Skin cancer in the United States kills 32 people a day, yet, most are preventable with a screening. Choosing a dermatologist should be done carefully. The important considerations should be training, experience, reputation, recommendations, and your comfort level with the provider. The length of time the practice is in a given community is often a factor to consider. Another is to use on the Internet to locate a dermatologist.What to look forTraining in dermatology is performed as a separate residency. A person should inquire if the physician is board-certi“ed in dermatology and accept nothing less. Physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioners (NP) are trained by the doctor and therefore can be highly quali“ed to give expert care in this “eld. Asking your PA or NP how often they interact with the physician is an excellent screening tool. When selecting a dermatology practice, asking for recommendations in the community regarding all critical aspects from health care to simple caring is a potent indicator. Remember that each medical provider will have his/her own personality and bedside manner and that a friends or colleagues comfort can offer support in this important decision.What should be offeredSince dermatology is diverse, a provider may choose a specialty within dermatology. Although training includes all facets of skin care, a provider may specialize in children, general all-ages dermatology, surgery for cancer or cosmetic elective procedures. Dermatology covers hair loss, nails, inside the mouth, rashes, growths, cancers, sexually transmitted diseases, as well as beautifying the skin and reducing wrinkles. A dermatology practice should offer a full skin exam every visit since disease and cancer of the skin may have no symptoms or obvious identifying features. The provider should listen to concerns and offer clear and concise explanations. The examination should be complete, with close observation and examination. Across the room is not where your doctor should be. Asking and receiving answers to all questions should be comfortable and to your satisfaction. If a feeling is apparent these services were not delivered, there should be a structured manner to handle feedback.A Dermatologist hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 23 When a loved one passes away, it is a dif“cult and emotional time for family and friends alike. For family, everyone must deal with the sense of loss „ the emotional pain and suffering that accompanies the death of a loved one. Yet someone in the family will also have the dif“cult task of handling the practical side of things. Handling funeral arrangements is one such task. Often, the biggest part of that task is choosing the right funeral home. Its never easy to take on the burden of selecting a funeral home for a loved one. But there are some ways to make the process easier for yourself, as well as for your family and loved ones. If you are in need of “nding the best funeral home for a family member, take these tips into consideration. They can help make the burden of choosing the right funeral home a little less stressful during a dif“cult time for any family. Compare pricesConvenience and familiarity play a role for many when it comes to choosing a funeral home. And, if youve been involved in the process before, it might be tempting simply to opt for the funeral home thats most familiar to you. In some cases, this is a “ne approach, but for many, its not the best option. It is always wise to consider the “nancial cost of a funeral, and to investigate different options. Depending on how much time has passed since you last made funeral arrangements for a family member, the cost of the funeral home youve used may have increased. So its vital that you shop around, and be willing to compare the prices of the various funeral homes in your community.Ask for references from friendsEveryone, at some point, comes into contact with a funeral home. And even if youve never been in that position yourself, its likely that you have a friend or two who has. Talk to the people you know. Ask your friends if they would recommend the services provided at the funeral homes they have used. They may be able to share valuable information about the staff, facility and prices of a speci“c funeral home.Ask about packagesIt is important that you ask a potential funeral home what types of packages they offer. This applies whether your deceased loved one had a speci“c list for their “nal wishes, or you have to make these decisions for yourself. You will “nd that not all funeral homes are created equal, and each offers their own different ways of handling a service. No matter what type of requirements you have, it is best to choose a funeral home that will cater to your speci“c needs in order to make this dif“cult situation a little less daunting.Caring staffWhen visiting a potential funeral home, the funeral director can be a major deciding factor when you choose whether or not to use this particular company to handle the funeral of your loved one. A caring and professional funeral director and staff will take the time to explain all your options in an empathetic way so you can make a better choice when choosing a funeral home. If the director seems short or uninterested in your needs or makes you feel like you and your deceased loved one arent important, you wont want to choose this facility to handle the funeral of your loved one. While dealing with the death of a loved one is hard, choosing the right funeral home can help relieve you of some stress. If you want your loved one to receive the proper funeral he or she deserves, following the above listed tips should help you make the right choice.A Funeral Home hse Ho




Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 25 Buying a new car can be exciting, but with that excitement comes significant stress. You can ease the stress that comes with making such a big decision by choosing a trustworthy and reputable car dealer. Finding a dealer you can trust is a great way to keep your anxiety to a minimum when its time to buy a new car. With the right dealership, the whole experience can become a simple, low-pressure transaction. It might even actually be pleasant and enjoyable. If the experience is a positive one, youll feel a lot better as you drive off the lot. Professional and customer-focused car dealers make the entire process of buying a car straightforward and simple. Keep these thoughts in mind as you look for a good automobile dealer.Choose the right carSelecting a great car dealer is vital, but before you can do that, you have to select the right kind of car the one that ts your personal style and your needs. Selecting the right automobile for your needs and lifestyle is essential. Large families may need an SUV or van to t everyone into the vehi cle. But college students buying their rst car would probably be happy with a compact car, such as a coupe. The savings on gas will help ease your nances while you are in school. Along with the car model, there are numerous options to consider. You might get a car with a navigation system, moonroof, GPS and satellite radio, just to name a few. If you have to commute long distances, think about purchasing a smaller car with a good miles per gallon rating. Hybrid cars can help you save money on gas. Anyone in a cold climate might look at various vehicles with either all-wheel or front-wheel drive. A great way to search for the right vehicle is to compare them online. If you have internet access, go to the different manufacturer websites, plus third-party sites like,, Kbb. com to name just a few. There, you can see competing models and compare the different specications that are important to you legroom, cargo space, fuel economy, and more.Choose the dealerOnce you have settled on a car model, check into area car dealers. Finding several dealers who sell the brand of car you want is usually best. The competition for your business will help you negotiate the total cost of your car. Similar to searching for the car, you can look online to search reviews on dealers to see what previous customers have said. If there are many reviews either positive or negative, that can help guide your decision as to which ones you want to contact, and even the names of some salespeople or managers that others have written about. Make sure to look for current discounts on the car you want. During specic times of the year, you might be able to get a great deal on a new car. It is particularly true during model year-end sales. Of course, you should test-drive a car before purchasing it. When you begin your negotiations, remember that price isnt everything. Service should play a role as well. You are building a long-term relationship with this dealer and manufacturer. It is not worth getting a less-than-satisfactory experience just to save a few dollars. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the dealership. Buying a car is an expensive, long-term commitment. It is always better to nd a car salesperson who is informative and friendly, and a dealership team that really works to make the customers experience a good one. It will make your transaction simple and pleasant, and your future enjoyment high for as long as you own that vehicle.A Car Dealer hse Ho


Page 26 Sunday, July 1, 2018 adno=3585025Finding the right realtor is key to a successful home search. Contact me today to get started with a free consultation, so we can determine the price range, home features and location that work best for you, your budget and your future goals. With more than a decade of experience helping clients navigate every step of the home buying process, you can count on me to help you make the right move. C.D. ChipŽ Boring, Broker/Owner € chip@chipboring.comCall the Right Agent! Ask For 809 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED EDUCATION: Attended Erskine College Due West, SC Served in the US Navy 1967-1971 Honorable Discharge Job Description: Quartermaster/Navigator REALTOR INVOLVEMENT: RPAC Major Investor 1996 President Florida Association of Realtors 1999 Florida Realtor of the Year 2001 Regional Vice-President Region V 2003 National Assoc. of Realtors Executive Committee N. A. R. 2003 RPAC Golden R Award 2003 RPAC Golden R Presidents Circle 2004 Chair State & Local Fiscal Affairs N. A. R. 2000 Board of Directors FL Asso. of Realtors 1998 … Current Florida Realtors RPAC Chairman 2006 RPAC Hall of Fame 2010 Commissioner Florida Real Estate Comm. 2010 2017Chair State & Local Taxation Sub Committee FL Realtors 2011Readers Choice Award 2014 Best Real Estate Agent Highlands CountyŽ HAR Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 Readers Choice Award Best Real Estate Company 2015 Readers Choice Award Best Commercial 2015 Real Estate Company Real Trends Magazine Best Real Estate 2015 Teams In Florida GRI/CRS Designation 2001 Brokerage of Residential and Commercial 2010 2017 Properties Land Use Development Commissioner Florida Real Estate Commission Chairman of FL Real Estate Commission 2012 2013 & 2016 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from RE/MAX International Longevity Award from Habitat for Humanity Eagle Award from RE/MAX Florida Region COMMUNITY SERVICE: Board of County Commissioners 1984 1992 of Highlands County Paul Harris Fellow Rotary International Current President Sebring Sunrise Rotary 2011 2012 Habitat for Humanity Highlands County 2011 Present Executive Committee President Chamber of Commerce President 2001Professional Expertise


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 27 T he true value of a good Realtor is evident to anyone whos been through the process of buying or selling a home. A good Realtor will become a true asset to people who want to get the very best from their transaction. Not only can a Realtor help you “nd or sell a home, these professionals are also trained to assist you with every step „ no matter how tedious. But, as with any profession, some Realtors are better than others. Be sure you make the right choice when selecting a Realtor. The sale of a home is too momentous a decision to get wrong. Here are some tips that can help.Real Estate agent vs. RealtorRealtors have solid knowledge of the real estate business and must follow a strict code of ethics. While a real estate agent may or may not also be a Realtor, all Realtors are required to be licensed real estate agents. To become a Realtor, a real estate agent has to join the National Association of Realtors. This allows him or her to attend industry meetings, get newsletters, and access software and educational tools. With their licensure and training comes an assurance that Realtors are well trained professionals, and that they will provide you with the best possible service. Where to start lookingTalk to people in your social network for referrals to “nd out the good real estate professionals in your market. Recommendations are one of the best ways to “nd a quali“ed real estate agent or Realtor. In some cases, agents are good at helping clients to purchase homes, but they may not be as skilled at selling them. Remember this as you search for the right professional for your situation. Also consider getting in touch with local brokers or searching the NAR directory online. And no matter how you “nd them, always work with credible, responsible agents. Its a waste of time to settle for anything less. Comfort levelWhen you have your “rst consultation with a prospective real estate professional, focus on your comfort level while interacting with them. Do you get the feeling they are genuinely concerned about your needs? Or are they focused on their commission? Do they know the current housing market? Can they negotiate a contract? It is important that you feel comfortable with the agent. You must trust that this person can behave ethically and help you secure a good deal. Communication and planningYour agent should be an effective communicator. If you are selling your home, your agent should develop an effective marketing plan, explain it to you, and respond to any questions or concerns you have. The marketing plan will probably involve placing advertisements and conducting open houses to invite the public for home viewings. If you are purchasing a home, the agent should listen to your guidelines and price ranges. Above all, your real estate agent needs to provide updates on progress. Do not work with someone who does not return phone calls or emails.More resourcesTo get a better idea about the process of buying and selling a home, conduct some research on your own. Real estate magazines contain good information and can be a great way to start your research. There are also a lot of good resources on the internet, such as, which is associated with NAR and also contains free, useful information. You may “nd housing statistics, market forecasts and tips, but nothing beats the power of networking. You need to “nd people with similar interests who will help you in your endeavor. Upon successfully buying or selling your home, keep your real estate agents contact information on hand. You may want to refer other people to him or her. On the other hand, you may also need their services again someday.A Realtor hse Ho


Page 28 Sunday, July 1, 2018 CHARLOTTE C. STONEAttorney at Law Professional, Compassionate & ResponsiveESTATE PLANNINGEstate Planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the management and disposal of a persons assets during their lifetime and after death. Estate planning also includes planning for incapacity during a persons life. Please call us for an appointment to discuss your needs. Stone Law Group, P.L. will ensure your wishes are properly documented and carried out. We take pride in getting to know our clients personally. Some of the matters we routinely handle for our estate planning clients include: Sebring3200 US Hwy 27 S., Suite 307863.402.5424Winter Haven314 Ave K, SE863.439.4500 … REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS … LAST WILLS & TESTAMENTS … DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY … HEALTH CARE SURROGATES … LIVING WILLS … DEEDSadno=3585057 85055


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 29 You dont have to own a big mansion or manage multiple properties before thinking about how youll plan for its future. Despite popular opinion, estate planning is for everyone. Unfortunately, most people think you have to be wealthy in order to concern yourself with estate planning. But thats a mistake. Think about what you own and how it will be protected in the future, and dont wait to start making provisions for your estate „ regardless of its size or value. Estate planning is not only for the rich. In fact, the best thing any property owner can do for their family and loved ones is to make a plan for how their possessions will one day be disposed. Its a truth that applies no matter how great, or small, your net worth. Its ideal that you plan and document ahead of time how you wish for your property and assets to be handled in the event that you die. Many families have learned the hard way that those who fail to do this often leave their heirs with an immense and confusing legal burden. Failing to document your intentions can saddle your heirs with inconvenience, unnecessary taxation and, worst of all, family strife. But a consultation with an estate planning professional can have the opposite effect, and it can leave a lasting positive impact on your legacy. Remember: estate planning is about more than simply safeguarding your valuables and heirlooms. Its also about providing security for your family, and achieving peace of mind. Resolve to establish a sound and logical estate plan, and use these tips to get started. Seek legal counselSome people use online forms to draft their will. But most will likely bene“t from seeking the advice of an estate planning attorney. This trained, licensed and experienced professional can create legal documents with your speci“c needs and circumstances in mind. Its true everyone should have a will, regardless of age. But that is only the “rst step in developing a solid estate plan. You should also create a living will, power of attorney and possibly a trust. Consult an attorney who has experience in developing estate plans for those whose situations are similar to yours. Do not try to do it alone. Life insurance policiesIn the event of your death, a life insurance policy can provide for your family and loved ones. There are a wide range of options, and only a few will make sense for your situation. A professional can guide you through the possibilities and help you make appropriate choices. Term life insurance policies are generally less expensive than other types of coverage. But whole life policies, annuities and other insurance products may be more appropriate for your circumstances. Understand what you might be buying. In some cases, a policy may bene“t the salesperson more than it does the customer. It is essential you take all the time you need to learn about a particular policy before purchasing it. If you have any hesitation or confusion, ask another professional or keep researching. You should feel certain that you are choosing the best policy for your needs. Funeral expensesFuneral costs have a way of making a dif“cult time even more dif“cult. Funerals are very expensive, sometimes up to $10,000. You dont want to leave your family with large bills. Thats why you should plan ahead to cover the cost of your own funeral. Pre-paid funeral plans are a popular option, or you can simply buy a burial plot in advance so that one major task will be handled before your death. It may be uncomfortable and even frightening to consider, but it is something that must be addressed as part of a solid estate plan. Visit funeral homes in your area to discuss prepayment options. Communication is keyCommunicate with your family in general terms about your estate plan. Talking to them about what they can expect could head off estate disputes and heartache. A good estate planner can help you navigate complicated family dynamics and concerns that may accompany this process. The right estate plan and experienced professionals can make your legacy a blessing that your heirs will treasure for the rest of their lives. It is better to plan ahead than to be a burden on loved ones.An Estate Planner hse Ho


Page 30 Sunday, July 1, 2018 CHARLOTTE C. STONEAttorney at Law Professional, Compassionate & ResponsiveELDER LAW2018 Medicaid Eligibility Standards Â… Applicant Â… Community Spouse Income Limit: $2,250 Income Limit: None Asset Limit: $2,000 Asset Limit: $123,600Income and asset amounts over the above limits do not immediately disqualify an individual from obtaining Medicaid. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.OTHER AREAS OF FOCUSÂ… ESTATE PLANNING Â… PROBATE Â… TRUST ADMINISTRATION Sebring3200 US Hwy 27 S., Suite 307863.402.5424Winter Haven314 Ave K, SE863.439.4500 adno=3585057


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 31 Its a fact: older Americans who have the proper health care coverage, along with a secure “nancial picture, enjoy a much better opportunity to live comfortably as they age. But with age comes the potential for a host of new legal issues. Seniors can face an array of age-related concerns including estate planning, wealth management, nursing care, and a number of probate issues. Its an unfortunate fact that seniors, owing to their advancing age, are often the targets of scam artists and predators. There are always would-be thieves looking for a way to take advantage of people who are vulnerable. Thats another reason why its important to “nd and retain competent legal counsel. Having the right legal representation can be essential for helping senior citizens navigate some complicated affairs. And, as with many legal matters, dont risk doing it on your own. The stakes are too high. Planning ahead and taking steps to secure their legal affairs arms seniors with a fantastic way of preserving their wealth. It also ensures lasting bene“ts that extend to their families.Medicare benefitsMedicare has been around since the 1960s, and it remains one of several federal programs whose main purpose is to help Americas senior population. The goal of Medicare is to ensure that Americans older than 65 years of age will continue to receive health care coverage. Under certain conditions, people younger than 65 also can receive bene“ts. Hospitalization, prescription drugs, visits to the doctor and home nursing assistance expenses are covered by this program. If you want to learn more about Medicare bene“ts, consult an elder law attorney. Quali“ed lawyers with experience in this area can provide information about program eligibility. They can also tell seniors how to maximize their bene“ts. Medicaid benefitsMedicaid and Medicare may have similar names, but the two programs have different missions and accomplish different aims. Medicaid offers medical coverage for low-income citizens, regardless of age. It will help pay expenses of prescription drugs, home health care, doctor visits and more. Lawyers who specialize in Medicaid guide clients through the application process. These attorneys will instruct clients about getting the maximum level of assistance possible. Disability legal assistanceAttorneys who specialize in disability issues provide clients with information about health care resources, “nancial assistance and even educational bene“ts. Consulting with these professionals ensures that anyone suffering from a disability has access to available resources to help them ful“ll their potential. Veterans aidEligible veterans have many bene“ts available for their use. Seniors who may be entitled to receive these bene“ts should always consult with an attorney to make sure they receive everything they are due. Attorneys specializing in veterans affairs have a “rm understanding of the different bene“ts and the procedures for claiming them. Spouses of veterans may also be eligible for certain bene“ts. An experienced lawyer can help them navigate the system. Asset management and protectionWealth management strategy is one of the most critical aspects of estate planning. No senior should ignore it. Having a deliberate, tactical strategy is a strategic way to safeguard wealth for future generations. Failing to draft a thorough estate plan can be expensive. It can be devastating to decedents who may not have the “nancial resources to work through legalities. Estate planning lawyers will craft documents that detail their clients true intent regarding asset distribution. Wills and trusts are two common ways of smoothly transitioning assets from one family member to another. Attorneys can also craft strategies to minimize the estate tax liabilities that heirs may face. Skilled estate planning lawyers will offer creative solutions for protecting assets from the negative effects of the probate process. Getting proper and professional elder care and legal advice not only protects you and your loved ones; it also provides peace of mind.An Elder Law Attorney hse Ho


Page 32 Sunday, July 1, 2018 adno=3587785 SEBRING363 US 27 South (next to Kia Dealership)WAUCHULA735 N. 6th Ave.(next to Auto Zone)ARCADIA2442 N.E. Hwy 70(across from Publix)LAKE PLACID27 US Hwy 27 (Next to NAPA Auto) (863) 259-3777 for appointment at any of our 4 locations.We accept most Medical Insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 24-Hour Emergency Care ADVANCED VISION CARE Dr. Dan BlackOptometristDr. Brad PeltzerOptometrist Dr. Mark SevignyOptometrist Dr. Robyn RussellPediatric Optometrist Dr. Angela AndersonOptometrist e o er comprehensive eye exams, prescription lenses, hard to “ t contacts and the latest treatments for a variety of eye conditions, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care and dry eye syndrome.W


Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 33 Every year, millions of people will seek out an eye doctor to get some kind of help with their vision. Progressive nearsightedness and farsightedness are both common. Theyre typically tied to the aging process, driving people back to the eye doctor over time to obtain stronger contacts or glasses to keep up with the changes. If youre straining your eyes to read, or squinting just to see across the room, youre probably among the many Americans who need some form of corrective lenses. Routine eye examinations are essential not only for your eyes, but also for your long-term health and happiness. They can detect problems other than those that are vision-related, so theyre important even if you dont have any noticeable trouble with your vision. Having your eyes examined frequently allows an optometrist to detect early vision problems. Identifying those issues as early as possible makes their treatment easier and more effective. The earlier, the better: catching and correcting vision problems early boosts your chances for a better outcome. There are challenges, though, to selecting the right optometrist or ophthalmologist. When youre ready to get started, consider these tips.InsuranceIf your eye care is covered under an insurance policy, check the list of doctors your plan covers. Insurers negotiate agreements with eye care specialists and doctors in order to establish a consistent price at which they provide standard services. Selecting a doctor whos in your insurance networkŽ will save you considerably on your co-pay and out-of-pocket costs, and can even deliver you savings and discounts on some types of corrective lenses. Types of doctorsOptometrists do not have medical degrees, but they do undergo highly specialized training to diagnose and treat vision problems and deliver treatments related to the health of the eyes. Optometrists are professionals who obtain bachelors degrees before completing an additional four-year training program. They can identify and diagnose a variety of eye disorders, including cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disease. They also have the ability to write prescriptions to treat these conditions. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who treat eye diseases. They have medical degrees along with their specialized training for eye treatment. Their extensive background typically includes four years of pre-med school, four years of medical school, at least one year of an internship and three years of residency before receiving their ophthalmology license. Along with treating vision problems, they provide medical and surgical care, and even plastic surgery.TrainingSome eye doctors operate a general practice, while others often specialize in certain diseases or treatments. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, for instance, you can “nd a doctor who has experience speci“cally treating that disease. Be sure to ask eye doctors about their experiences treating speci“c diseases and conditions. ReferencesYour family doctor or general practitioner may know the good eye doctors in your area. Doctors often refer patients to an eye care specialist that has the most experience treating speci“c needs. Friends and family can also provide helpful advice. They can tell you who they used for their previous eye exams. They can also provide insight about any issues and tell you who works well with children.SelectionSome people are particular about their eyeglass frames, lenses or contacts. If you already know what you need „ such as glasses from a particular designer „ look for an eye doctor who has access to that brand. You can also see their stock of eyeglass frames to make sure they carry the style you desire. When purchasing glasses, you will want to have a wide range of products to view. Lenses and frames can vary in terms of comfort, appearance, price and quality. The better the selection, the more likely you will “nd that perfect pair of glasses. Dont let yourself miss out on all of the beauty and fun in the world. See your local eye doctor now and start enjoying life again.An Eye Care Specialist hse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 35 No one likes to think about it, but little pests can cause big problems. An invasion of ants, roaches, termites or spiders can be the stuff of nightmares. Left untreated, a pest infestation can even threaten the structural integrity of your home. Of course, everyone has problems with pests from time to time. Most times, its an easy problem to “x. Taking out trash or securing screens on windows often removes the source of the problem. For those times when a pest problem has gotten out of control, you will need the help of a reliable and knowledgeable pest control professional. Choose the right pest company, and your problems can soon be a distant memory. Consider these suggestions to help you “nd the right pest control company near you. A list of companiesThere are likely several options in your area, so your “rst step is to make a list of local companies that provide the services you need. Look on the Internet, in a phone book and even the advertising section of your local newspaper. You may also ask friends, family and businesses in the area who they use to keep pests away. Next, research each companys background. Look at customer service reviews. Shorten the list of possible providers and then contact the Better Business Bureau by phone or email. Ask if the companies have any complaints “led against them. You might also note if the Better Business Bureau has granted accreditation to any companies. Types of treatmentsNarrow your list further by contacting the companies directly. Ask them what kind of chemicals they use when treating a residence. Powders, sprays and other forms vary dramatically in effectiveness as well as toxicity. If you have children or pets, this issue is an urgent concern. Many treatments are toxic to people and animals. Poisoned bait, for instance, is a method that homeowners with children or pets should avoid. Companies should have solutions for these situations. Some companies offer environmentally friendly, non-toxic alternatives, such as naturally based compounds that will not harm children or pets. These treatments might include environmentally-friendly products and trap-based rodent control.ResearchPrior to contacting anyone, educate yourself about common pests in your area. Check to see if these pests are on your property. You might “nd evidence such as droppings or other indications that they are in your yard or home. Look on the Internet to discover which solutions are used to control these pests. Some cities or communities have laws regarding pesticide applications. There might be regulations concerning licensing and insurance for pest control companies.Other tipsNow, contact area service providers for more detailed information about prices, processes and other information. The company you choose should do a free, full inspection of the property before providing services. Accompany the workers as they check your property „ both inside and outside. Listen to their sales pitch and ask questions. Reliable, reputable businesses should always answer your questions honestly. Finally, trust your instincts. If the workers seem inexperienced or you dont trust their information, look elsewhere. A quality pest control company will not only help you with your current situation, it will also prevent future ”are-ups. You can take comfort knowing that this is one problem someone else has under control.A Pest Control Company hse Ho




Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 37 Car repairs are among the most disruptive intrusions into a busy persons schedule. Thats why its important to catch small problems early, before they balloon into bigger, more expensive ones. If youre looking to keep your car running great and avoid large repair bills, the solution is simple: regular maintenance for your vehicle. As an automobile owner, you should consider building a good relationship with a local, high-quality auto repair shop. That relationship can make a huge difference when you “nd yourself facing unexpected repairs. No matter your cars age, maintaining a relationship with a repair shop is crucial. Cars always need tires, oil changes or even major maintenance, like an engine or transmission replacement. A standing relationship with a reputable auto repair shop makes it much easier to address repairs and other maintenance issues. What if you dont have a relationship with a good mechanic? Locate a shop and take your car in for its scheduled tune-up and maintenance work. Regard this as an audition for the shop youve chosen: your car needs the preventive maintenance work anyway, and taking it in for an oil change or air-conditioning service is a great way to try out a mechanic and “nd out whether theyre equipped to meet your needs. Consider these additional things to bear in mind when youre looking for an auto repair shop: € Most people choose an auto repair shop based on a referral from friends, family or coworkers. Fewer than 40 percent of new customers are walk-ins. € The Better Business Bureau can inform you about the repair shops performance and reliability. € People who travel often usually work with shops that offer a national warranty. For instance, a warranty of 12,000 miles or 12 months is handy for issues that keep cropping up, particularly in older cars. € Ask about the shops range of services. They will need the latest technology to diagnose problems with newer cars. For example, can your prospective shop handle brake systems, electrical components and warranty repairs? Does the shop provide a loaner, rental car, or shuttle service while your car is being repaired? € Inquire about their customer satisfaction policy. Look around the shop. Is the equipment in good condition? Is it clean, well-lit and organized? These factors all contribute to a level of professionalism. € Look for brand names and proper certi“cation. Does the auto repair shop use brand-name parts? These parts are engineered to meet the manufacturers speci“cations and will likely come with a warranty. Shops may use remade or generic brands, which your insurance policy may not cover, so be sure to check. € Are the auto technicians certi“ed by a speci“c car manufacturer, the National Institute for Automotive Services or Automotive Science Excellence? Is the shop approved by the American Automobile Association? If so, this indicates a customer approval rating of 90 percent or higher and the ability to adequately perform the services advertised. € Compare the services and fees of each shop in the area to “nd out the average price ranges. Dont pick a shop based on cost; poor repair work will mean higher costs in the long run. Once you have found a shop you trust, establish a good working relationship with your mechanic. When you have great communication, getting repair work completed will be less painful. An Auto Repair Shophse Ho


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Sunday, July 1, 2018 Page 39 Choosing a good contractor to install a new central air conditioner can be as important as the equipment you choose, because proper installment and maintenance is needed for the equipment to operate safely, reliably, and at maximum ef“ciency. Here are some suggestions for selecting a contractor, adapted in part from Contracting Business magazine. If you already know a reputable heating and air-conditioning contractor, that is a good place to start. If you dont, friends and relatives in the area can often you recommendations.What to look forMost leading residential contractors belong to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (acca. org) or the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association ( Both websites provide listings of heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration contractors in your area. Look for contractors whose technicians are certi“ed by North American Technician Excellence ( and/or partnered with ENERGY STAR. Do not give your business to a company offering to give you an estimate over the phone without ever looking at the job to be done. A well-trained, up-to-date contractor will not try to discourage you from purchasing high-ef“ciency equipment. Less-quali“ed companies may not keep their employees current with the latest technology, and therefore they may discourage you from new and better designs. A good estimator will do a survey of your home and base his or her proposal on a cooling-load calculation for air conditioning.Coming up with solutionsMany central air conditioners are not properly sized for the homes they serve, because of improper sizing years ago and/or energy ef“ciency improvements to the building since the old equipment was installed. Better contractors will not use your existing equipment to size your new heating or cooling system. A good estimator should also ask about any heating or cooling problems you have had with your old equipment, and offer understandable explanations or solutions. Using their heat-load and/or cooling-load calculations, good contractors should be able to estimate the annual operating costs (energy bills) for the equipment they are proposing for your home.Lowest prices not always keyA good company will give you a written bid (or proposal) outlining the equipment to be installed, the work to be done, and the price, including labor costs. Get estimates from multiple contractors, but try not to let the lowest price be the main reason for selecting a contractor. Better contractors may charge more, but they probably offer greater value. Be skeptical of extremely low bids; those contractors may not be including all routine services and customary warranties, or he or she may be trying to unload outdated or unreliable equipment. Reliable contractors are professional. Their people are prompt and courteous. How a contractor treats you now re”ects how they will treat you if there is a problem. They should have an of“ce or shop facility, and they should not be unwilling to have you visit them. An of“ce or shop is an indication that the company has been in business and intends to remain in business. Also, consider the companys reputation for customer satisfaction within the community. If you dont know a reputable contractor, ask around. Information from American Council for an Energy-Ef“cient Economy, visit or Air-Conditioning Specialist hse Ho


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