AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 189 | $1.25 Good Morning To Sherry Smith Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com Sunday, July 8, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D6-7 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE DonÂt bring Juuls to schoolJuuling is like vaping, e-cigarettesSEBRING Â„ Although the number of youths smoking cigarettes is down, the number of those Juuling is on the rise. Juuling is essentially the same as an e-cigarette or vaping. Juul is a name brand of the tobacco-less nicotine delivery system. Kids think the Juul is cool because the vapor has Â”avors like cool mint, fruit medley and cool cucumber. High school students also like that there is less smoke from these Ânicotine pensÂŽ than e-vapors and e-cigarettes, making them discreet to handle and use Â„ even in class. The ÂpensÂŽ look close enough to a thumb drive and recharge in the computer, so even the most diligent parent or teacher might think it was one. The Âun-coolÂŽ part of Juul? It delivers high doses of nicotine and is considered addictive. Tobacco Free Florida has stated on its website that if a teen that uses one nicotine product, they generally use two. They By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERFlorida has identiÂ“ed 12 counties, including Highlands, that havenÂt recovered from the recession, and state ofÂ“cials want to determine what is needed to improve the economy in those communities. In an effort to do that, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will hold a roundtable discussion this week in Sebring. It will run from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium, 4509 George Blvd. Gov. Rick Scott has created a special initiative to work with counties whose economies have not recovered as quickly as other areas in Florida. The project is called the 12 Counties Initiative. In addition to Highlands, the other counties are: Glades, Hendry, Calhoun, Gadsden, Taylor, Putnam, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Indian River. The criteria used by the state to identify counties involves employment, wages and the labor force. They include: high unemployment, minimal labor force growth, low labor force participation rate, annual wages that are below state average, rate of individuals with disabilities is above state average, low population growth, few job opportunities, high percentage of workforce commutes to another county, poverty rate above state average, food stamp recipients above state average and low educational attainment. Taylor Benson, the countyÂs economic development manager, said 20 to 25 representatives from various state agencies are expected to attend. Enterprise Florida, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of Transportation are possibly among them. In an email, Benson said the event is designed to bring together state agencies, local government, businesses and community organizations. She added that her ofÂ“ce has contacted more than 150 stakeholders locally. Among them are: Highlands County Commission, municipalities and special improvement districts in Roundtable talk: How to boost countyÂs economy?By BILL ROGERSCORRESPONDENT ItÂs ÂSummerÂ SEBRING Â„ Eddie Cochran sang, along with a host of other artists over the years, ÂBut, there ainÂt no cure for the Summertime Blues.ÂŽ Short of a long vacation, beating the summertime blues may be as easy as dialing in some summertime tunes. As musical styles and genres come and go and evolve so has the summer song changed over the years. ÂSummertime BluesÂŽ from 1958 cowritten by Cochran, an American rockabilly artist, has been reinterpreted by many artists including a rock version by The Who with John EntwistleÂs upfront bass playing, a straightforward early Beach Boys version on their Â“rst album ÂSuÂ“nÂ Safari,ÂŽ a psychedelic version in 1968 by Blue Cheer and a Â“ddling country version by Alan Jackson. A listing of ÂsummerÂŽ songs should delve back to the 1930s to include ÂSummertimeÂŽ from the English language opera ÂPorgy and BessÂŽ from composer George Gershwin with the opening line ÂSummertime, and the livinÂ is easy.ÂŽ In the 1950s the Jamies doubled up the title with ÂSummertime, Summertime,ÂŽ an early rock Ân roll/doo-wop tune. One of the biggest ÂsummerÂŽ hits didnÂt need a vocalist to achieve nine weeks at number one on the Billboard singles chart in 1960. A great arrangement and sweeping strings drove Percy FaithÂs ÂTheme from a Summer PlaceÂŽ to the top of the charts. Of note, FaithÂs version was not in the movie ÂA Summer Place,ÂŽ which was a romantic drama featuring Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. Hugo Winterhalter recorded the instrumental version for the Â“lm. He had number one hit in 1956 with ÂCanadian Sunset.ÂŽ The most notable vocal versions of ÂA Theme from a Summer PlaceÂŽ are by Andy Williams and The Lettermen. The LovinÂ Spoonful, fronted by John Sebastian, hit it big with ÂSummer in the CityÂŽ in 1966 a tune that included car horns and jackhammer sound effects to give it a city feel. Jumping to 1969 Sly and the Family Stone offered the soulful ÂHot Fun in the Summertime.ÂŽ The Beach Boys covered the song, with a lot less soul and plenty of their signature harmonies, on their 1992 album ÂSummer in Paradise.ÂŽ The funk band War had amassed enough hits including ÂLow Rider,ÂŽ ÂWhy CanÂt We Be FriendsÂŽ and ÂThe Cisco KidÂŽ to put out a greatest his album in 1976. The album featured a new tune ÂSummerÂŽ that was released on the Â“rst day of summer in 1976. The song references the long defunct magnetic tape cartridge music reproduction format know as the Âeight trackÂŽ with the lyric line, ÂEight track playing all your favorite sounds.ÂŽ A summer tune from 2002 also referenced an old music reproduction format referencing the 45 rpm record. ÂSoak By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSUMMER | 10 tune time A SHORT LIST OF A FEW MORE NOTABLE SUMMER TUNESÂŽÂ€ ÂThe Summer WindÂŽ Frank Sinatra. Â€ ÂSummer BreezeÂŽ Seals & Crofts. Â€ ÂSummer of 69ÂŽ Bryan Adams. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 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 DR Media. 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 U.S. 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. 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Lake Placid Fire Chief Adam Hess conÂ“rmed that a lightning storm has been blamed on setting the attic insulation on Â“re. A group of friends and family had gathered at 48 CatÂ“sh Lane Friday night in order to celebrate the SwiftsÂ anniversary on Saturday. They were fortunate in their choice of anniversary guests when Tallahassee Fire Lieutenant Rob Koegel was in the house. Koegel was Â“xing a door when he said, ÂSomething smells bad; you had better call 911.ÂŽ Of course, the Â“reman was right and Lake Placid and Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire Departments responded quickly to the scene, as well as Highlands Fire Services Supervisor Scott Canaday. Duke Energy was also on scene to shut off power to the home. It wasnÂt long before the Â“reÂ“ghters cleared the scene and Duke Energy hooked up the power once more. Fire scare occurs during anniversary partyBY KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFThis house at 48 Catsh Lane was the sight of a re scare as the local volunteer reghters put out smoldering insulation that was blamed on a lightning strike. Lake Placid and Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire Departments came to the aid of the inhabitants of 48 Catsh Lane on Friday evening after they smelled smoke coming from the attic.SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. Kumquats are a type of citrus fruit that grow on small trees, that have edible skin and Â”esh, and they are believed to be native to China. 2. ÂKumquatsÂŽ are also known as Âcumquats,ÂŽ and the name is taken from Cantonese word, pronounced Âkamkwat.ÂŽ which literally means ÂgoldÂŽ or ÂgoldenÂŽ and ÂorangeÂŽ or Âtangerine.ÂŽ 3. The ofÂ“cial species name of a kumquat tree is Citrus japonica, from the family Rutaceae, the family of citrus; however, they were formerly of the Fortunella genus, and as such, the old scientiÂ“c names for the fruit are still commonly used. 4. Kumquats are typically sturdy fruit, and the plants generally have the ability to withstand fairly hot and cold growing temperatures, unlike many other citrus species. 5. The Â”esh of kumquats is particularly strong and sour, however the skin is usually sweet in comparison, and for this reason, it is common for the Â”esh and skin, or ÂpeelÂŽ as it is often called, to be eaten together. Source: http://tenrandomfacts.com/kumquat/ GET LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE...YOU! IF YOU HEAR OF A GREAT STORY OR NEWS TIP, PLEASE EMAIL US!newstips@ newssun.com PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFA youth on a foot-powered scooter Thursday morning zips down the widened shoulder on the northbound lanes of U.S. 27 near Flare Road. 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Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 www.highlandsnewssun.com AVON PARKÂ„ Highlands County SheriffÂs deputies responded to reports of an altercation that was causing a disturbance at a gas station, and when the person involved with the dispute was searched, deputies found illegal drugs, according to the report. On July 3, David Isaac Delreal, 33, of Avon Park was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an investigation without violence. According to the arrest report, Delreal, who was allegedly involved in a dispute with a female at the gas station, denied that any altercation had taken place. The deputy told Delreal that he was concerned for the femaleÂs welfare, and he wished to speak with her. Delreal told the deputy that she was not at the gas station but she was later found in the closet area of the gas stationÂs car wash, the area where Delreal worked, the report stated. According to the arrest report, while the deputies were speaking with Delreal, they noticed a bulge in his sock. This bulge held a clear plastic bag, commonly used for illegal drugs. Deputies asked Delray to show them what was inside the bulge, but he refused, according to the report. Delray was arrested for allegedly obstructing the investigation and knowingly hiding the female, the report stated. Delray was searched, and deputies reportedly found a clear, crystal-like substance that Â“eld tested positive for methamphetamine. Arrest reports indicated that a total of 2.4 grams of methamphetamine were recovered during the arrest.AP man charged with drugs, obstructing investigationBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER DELREAL SEBRINGÂ„While conducting a watch order at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lemon Avenue on July 3, Sebring Police Department ofÂ“cers heard a woman yelling, who was later found with drugs and drug paraphernalia, authorities said. Carol Brown, 57, of Sebring, was charged with cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the arrest report, ofÂ“cers heard a noise that sounded like a female yelling. When they walked toward the direction of the noise, they allegedly found Brown in her vehicle, which was parked partially on the roadway. The car was turned on, the report stated, and ofÂ“cers reportedly noted an open beer can on the Â”oorboard, and the odor of alcohol on her breath. The report also stated that her speech was slurred. At this point, ofÂ“cers requested that Brown step outside the vehicle and turn it off, and she complied, the report stated. However, the arrest report stated that she refused to give the ofÂ“cers permission to search her car, but she did give them permission to remove the open container of alcohol, which was still cold to the touch. Brown allegedly attempted to reach into the vehicle. According to the arrest report, ofÂ“cers told Brown to refrain from her search; however, she continued to search and said that she did not have anything illegal in her car but she might have a knife and a gun. Due to the statement about a knife and a gun, ofÂ“cers guided her out of the car, the report stated. OfÂ“cers reportedly found a yellow knife, which was covered with a yellow sheath, and a glass smoking pipe with burnt residue in her hands. After they searched her, they found two plastic baggies with white residue that Â“eld tested positive for cocaine, the report said. They also discovered white residue in a Halls cough drop wrapper that Â“eld tested positive for cocaine. Brillo pads, which are commonly used for Â“lters when smoking illegal drugs, were found in her vehicle, the report stated. Sebring woman charged with drug possessionBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER BROWNName: Tanya Breed: Looks like a miniature Rottweiler. Sex: Female Info: A year and a half old, Tanya is very friendly and playful. Adoption fees: Dogs: $75 Adoption fees for dogs include: Animal testing (parvo and heartworm), spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime membership to obedience classes. Cats: $40 Adoption fees for cats include: Animal testing (feline leukemia-AIDS), spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. The Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the humane society at 863-655-1522. Tuesday is low cost vaccination clinic. It is open from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No appointment needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering low-cost dental care. They also have low cost spay/neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863-655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the weekSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOA year and a half old, Tanya is very friendly and playful. SEBRING Â„ Deputies from the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce pursued a Sebring man as he escaped on foot following a trafÂ“c stop. When they apprehended him, they discovered he had 7 grams of methamphetamine, an arrest report stated. Bradley Wayne Jones, 32, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an ofÂ“cer without violence and driving an unregistered motor vehicle. According to the arrest report, deputies spotted a black moped that did not have a license plate attached. Although the deputies turned on lights and sirens, Jones did not stop his vehicle. The deputies continued the pursuit, and Jones came to a stop, jumped off the moped and began running towards a mobile home park, the report stated. Deputies reportedly found Jones in the carport of a trailer within the mobile home park. The report stated that a clear plastic bag with a crystal-like substance was found next to Jones. This substance Â“eld tested positive for methamphetamine, the arrest report stated. Upon checking JonesÂ driverÂs license status and the vehicle identiÂ“cation number, deputies found that the license had been suspended in 2014 and the vehicle was not registered. The moped was towed from the scene.Sebring man charged with drugs, driving while license suspendedBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Report: Sebring ranked top city in U.S. for paramedics, EMTsSEBRING Â„ For U.S. cities with a population under 30,000, Sebring was ranked number 21 in the Top Cities for Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technicians report published by SecurityChoice. com. Even though the Emergency Medical Services is countywide for Highlands County, the report compared 645 cities. Cities were ranked based on their salaries for EMTs and paramedics, the amount of crime, paramedic job projection and cost of living. The study also considered how many EMTs and paramedics were employed in Sebring compared to other places with a similar population. SebringÂs low crime rate and low cost of living helped bolster the city in the rankings. In addition, the study examined the amount of growth projected for paramedics. EMTs often desire to improve their education and skills so that they can become paramedics, who have higher salaries and more responsibilities. Sebring offers them plenty of opportunity for advancement, said Dr. Donald Geldart, medical director for the EMS. ÂOur EMS is open to progression within the ranks,ÂŽ he added. This possibility of promotion boots the morale of EMTs and encourages them to pursue additional education, he explained. Gloria Rybinski, Highlands CountyÂs public information coordinator, provided data on the salaries of EMTs and paramedics. Based on calendar year 2017 data, the average salary for EMTs was $45,900 and the average salary for paramedics was $58,567.22 (This includes regular, shift differential and overtime pay.) Pay ranged from $34,000 to $84,000. According to Rybinski, EMTs and paramedics receive overtime during each pay period because they work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. This means that paramedics and EMTs receive approximately 20 hours of overtime for a threeweek period. Geldart believes that it is important to pay the EMTs and paramedics well. ÂWe must stay competitive in that area.ÂŽ He stressed that itÂs also necessary to give them a work schedule that allows them to further their education. The current schedule of 24 hours on and 48 hours off allows EMTs and paramedics to have family time and improve their skills, he explained. ÂThe 13 original EMTs in our county raised funds to improve their education and EMS services,ÂŽ Geldart said. ÂThey did this on their own, and they have passed on a heritage of wanting to improve themselves and the EMS system.ÂŽ According to Geldart, ÂThe EMTs and paramedics in our county work well together. They support each other. ÂIn addition, the community is appreciative of their response time, which is usually within Â“ve minutes of dispatch calls, except in remote areas,ÂŽ Geldart said. Rybinski agreed with GeldartÂs assessment of SebringÂs EMS system. ÂOur EMS system is wonderful. We have a group of very talented people. They are here because they like what they do. They are all like a family.ÂŽ Acting EMS Manager David Fitch said: ÂOur EMTs and paramedics are career minded and hold their positions, many for their entire career. Our turn-over rate is low compared to surrounding agencies.ÂŽ Fitch explained that this longevity increases the knowledge and skills for emergency service personnel. Instead of having to retrain a constant inÂ”ux of new staff, EMS personnel continue to gain education and become more proÂ“cient in their duties.ÂWe work in rural service. We rely on highly-trained paramedics. Our sense of professionalism and compassion puts patients at ease. We are a complete advanced life support service,ÂŽ Fitch said. ÂEvery ambulance has a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT.ÂŽ ÂWe have one of the best working relationships with our local hospitals.ÂŽ Fitch said. ÂOur hospitals trust us to make Â“eld judgments, and this provides better patient care when they arrive at the hospital.ÂŽBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER FILE PHOTOA nationwide report ranked Sebring as a top city for paramedics and EMTs. 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=3591949
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comJack A. BrownJack A. Brown, 91, passed away on July 5, 2018. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Aug. 9, 1926 to Charles R. and Anna Leistikow Brown. He had been a Highlands County resident since 1989. Jack joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1943 and then U.S. Army in May of 1947. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and retired from civil service in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He is survived by his children, Billy Donnell of Avon Park, Florida, Danny (Cindy) Brown and David (Liz) Brown, both of Dallas, Georgia, Debbie (Terry) Windhorst of Louisville, Kentucky, and Darla (Mike) McCorkle of Hixson, Tennessee, and also Â“ve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Sisk Brown. A memorial service will be held at Fairway Pines at a later date. In lieu of Â”owers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or Avon Park Christian Church. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh. com.John R. HollenbergJohn Ralph Hollenberg, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 9, 2018. Ralph was born on May 7, 1931 in Sebring, Florida, where he lived most of his life. He married Jean Stauffer Breidenstine of Lebanon, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1953 and shared 64 years of life together until she preceded him in death in June of 2017. Ralph was a graduate of Sebring High School, class of 1950. Together with his friend, Archie Wolfe, he founded the construction company Hollenberg & Wolfe, Inc. in 1956 and also established BuiltRite Cabinets Company. Throughout 50 years in business together, they built and remodeled many homes and businesses in Highlands County and beyond. Ralph was a life member of the Sebring Church of the Brethren. He served in various leadership roles as well as serving as a deacon. Ralph was a member of the Rotary Club and helped to organize its annual apple sale for many years. He was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a fond supporter of Camp Ithiel, a Church of the Brethren camp in Gotha, Florida, including building several buildings on the grounds of the camp. In addition to his wife, Jean, he was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Ada D. Hollenberg; a sister, Viola; a brother, George; a daughter, Anita M. Byng (Terry); and a son, Dean W. Hollenberg (Pat). He is survived by his sisters, Edna Rutkosky of Sebring, Florida and Dorothy Light (Harry) of Columbia, Pennsylvania; son, Bruce A. Hollenberg of Westminster, Maryland; son, Rev. Keith E. Hollenberg (Beth) of York, Pennsylvania; son-in-law, Myron ÂTerryÂŽ Byng (Martha); daughter-in-law, Pat; grandchildren, Rev. Jeremy S. Byng (Ginger), Darren M. Byng (Lara), Adam J. Hollenberg (Jennifer), Rev. Nathan P. Hollenberg (Kate), Stephanie M. Hollenberg, Melissa D. Nunez (Shawn), Rev. Audrey N. Hollenberg-Duffy (Rev. Tim), Justin M. Hollenberg, Matthew D. Hollenberg and Jonathan A. Hollenberg and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 with visitation at 10 a.m. at Sebring Church of the Brethren. His pastor, David Smalley, and former pastor Cecil Hess will be ofÂ“ciating. In lieu of Â”owers, memorial gifts should be made out to the Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870 in memory of J. Ralph Hollenberg. morrisfuneralchapel.com. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSCaladium Festival floral arrangement LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club will host a Â”oral arrangement competition at the Caladium Festival to be held July 27-29. Entries must be fresh Â”owers with no less than 80 percent caladiums. Children ages 6-12 are also encouraged to enter. Arrangements must be delivered to Mid-Florida Credit Community Room by Thursday, July 26 between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call Paula Fabik at 863-835-2419 or email email@example.com or contact Janet Earnshaw at 863-699-1262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 NÂ Lakes Blvd. in Lake Placid. This is a free community event. For information, call Jacques or Yvette at 305-255-1114 or 305-4694769. Please RSVP, space is limited. Tea party candidate forumDuring June, July and August, the Highlands tea party will be presenting the following 2018 candidates. Bring questions and points of concern. Meetings happen Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at HomerÂs Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. Â€July 24: Charlene Edwards candidate for Highlands County School Board (incumbent) Â€July 24: Isaac Durrance andidate for Highlands County School Board Â€Aug. 7: Matt Caldwell candidate for Florida Agriculture Commissioner Â€Aug. 7: Cary Pigman candidate for Florida State Representative (incumbent) Â€Aug. 14: Jill Compton candidate for Highlands County School Board (incumbent) The public is invited to attend all meetings. Party afÂ“liation is not an issue.Smart driver class scheduledSEBRING 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 scheduledLAKE 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 costs $12 and is grilled chicken with alfredo sauce. RSVP on or before July 9. For information, call 863-465-4331 or visit chamber@lpÂ”a.com. Republican women to meetSEBRING The Highlands Republican WomenÂs Network will hold its next meeting at noon on Wednesday, July 11, at Chicanes Restaurant, 3101 Golfview Road in Sebring. Chief Fansler will be giving a CPR class. For information, call Penny Rae at 863-633-0375.Ask-a-lawyer clinicSEBRING 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 secure a consultation, call Sheena Robinson at 863-6887376, Ext. 3018 by Tuesday, July 10. Princess Day at dance studioSEBRING Extreme Dance Studio will have their 2018 Princess Summer Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Extreme Dance Studio, 253 U.S. 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. Summer church youth programAVON PARK Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its summer youth program for grades 1-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27, at the church on the corner of Main Street and Memorial Drive in Avon Park. Lunch and snacks provided. Program is free but space is limited so register early. To register or for information, call 863-453-6858.Vet Jam Summer FestSEBRING Vet Jam Summer Fest will take place from noon until 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, at Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 2259, 11675 U.S. 98 in Sebring. Opening ceremony is at 11:30 a.m. Live music, rafÂ”es, 50/50, food and car show. Free admission. Open to the public. For information, call 863-440-1554.Summer youth program at churchAVON PARK Resurrection Lutheran Church will host its summer youth program for grades 1-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 and 27, at the church on the corner of Main Street and Memorial Drive in Avon Park. Lunch and snacks provided. Space is limited so register early. To register or for information, call 863-453-6858.Tanglewood Friday night jazzSEBRING The Broadway Lights Theatre Company invites you to the Tanglewood Community Clubhouse for Friday Night Jazz, 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Tanglewood Clubhouse, across from DennyÂs. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 and tickets sold at the door. Free to all disabled vets. Bring your own beverage and snacks.Christmas in July, member driveSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will have a membership drive open to the public and on two different stages. Friday, July 20 is Christmas in July, along with turkey dinner, Cowboy Jody and special guest. Dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Dance is from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. For information, call 863-471-3557.Shannon Reed concert on tapSEBRING The Shannon Reed Band will be in concert Saturday, July 21 at the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 from 7-11 p.m. Tickets on sale for $12 per person. Includes pulled pork dinner. For information, call 863-471-3557.VFW roast turkey and dressing dinnerAVON PARK The VFW Auxiliary Post 9853 will serve a roast turkey/ dressing dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Includes traditional sides and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smoke free dining room. Open to the public. Celebrating Christmas in July. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comOUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org VIEWPOINTS Cli Yeazel Advertising Director email@example.com Rob Kearly Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Scherlacher Digital Media/Production Manager email@example.com JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that ment ion a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Lette rs will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â… not initials. An address and telepho ne number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made i n letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.ÂGet all the gusto you canÂŽ was the slogan of one brewery. What is AmericaÂs future when we look to alcohol, opioids, and other drugs for our ÂgustoÂŽ? There were more than 42,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2016. Gary Chapman, in his book ÂLoving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away,ÂŽ states, ÂAlcohol is the most widely used and most readily available drug.ÂŽ He also points out that millions of Americans are married to alcoholics. America in the early 1900s completely banned alcohol; they knew alcohol destroyed life, marriage, and family. They found gusto in marriage, family, and hard work. Many valued reading the Bible and attending church. They had guns, but students didnÂt Â“nd gusto in killing other students. Schools had the freedom to read As we look at America in the early 1900s, we better understand where we are now and the direction we are going. The school shootings reveal the consequences of leaving God and the Bible out of our culture. America is now looking at many destructive areas for Âgusto.ÂŽ The CDC states that alcohol contributes to the death of 88,000 Americans every year. That is an average of 241 people every day. If the 241 alcohol fatalities received headline priority, they would dominate the news, and there would be a great public outcry. The drink of any beverage can never justify 88,000 annual deaths. Alcohol-promoters will not share the facts because the truth torpedoes the promotion. Bltththt need to be acknowledged for honest debate: 1. Beverage alcohol is classiÂ“ed as an intoxicant. ÂIntoxicatingÂŽ means ÂpoisonÂŽ or Âto excite or stupefy by alcohol or a drug especially to the point where physical and mental control is markedly diminishedÂŽ (MerriamWebster.com). 2. It is toxic. Every ounce has to be detoxiÂ“ed. 3. One 12-ounce can of beer can intoxicate some drinkers. 4. The Â“rst part of the brain that this drug impairs deals with the ability to make rational decisions. 5. Not surprisingly, we see around 88,000 deaths each year. 6. Cirrhosis, destruction of the liver, kills many who thought they could Âhold their liquor.ÂŽ 7. Alcohol is an addictive product. Many are struggling to get free from this drug. American economy $249 billion in 2010 (CDC). If the alcohol producers had to pay for all of this destruction, they could not continue to operate. 9. Regarding the misinformation about the health beneÂ“ts, the CDC states, ÂNo one should begin drinking or drink more frequently based on potential health beneÂ“ts.ÂŽ 10. It is unconscionable to place the value of money above the value of life, marriage, family, and harmony in society. AmericaÂs future depends on where we look for gusto in life Â„ in drugs or in the Bible? Gratefully, many have found the real gusto in Jesus. See Romans 6:23. Dr. Virgil Ullom is a resident of Babson Park. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.DonÂt drink AmericaÂs futureVirgil UllumGUEST COLUMN In the famous words of President Abraham LincolnÂs Gettysburg Address: Â...our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equalÂƒIt is for us (now) to be dedicated to the great task before us...ÂŽ As we celebrate our countryÂs independence and enjoy these summer months, what is the greatest task presently before us? If we could choose just one thing that would guarantee a positive change in our community, our society, the world; would you commit to it? If I could promise you that by affecting one aspect of our community, we would see dramatically reduced violence, school drop-outs, and poverty for generations to come? Well, we in fact can, and that one aspect is our children. Protecting, educating and uplifting our children. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a dedicated, compassionate physician, explains in her book, ÂThe Deepest Well,ÂŽ ÂWe all know that adversity, tragedy, and hardship are a part of life. As much as weÂd like to shield our children from illness, divorce, and trauma, sometimes these things happen. What the research tells us is that those daily challenges can be overcome with the right support from a loving caregiver. When we understand that the source of so many of our societyÂs problems is exposure to childhood adversity, the solutions are as simple as reducing the dose for kids and enhancing the ability of caregivers to be buffers.ÂŽ The Champion for Children Foundation stands on the belief that our children are our future. Our community must remain united and committed to the work necessary to protect our children, encourage our youth, and mentor the next generation. We must be Âcompletely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love,ÂŽ as the Apostle Paul teaches in Ephesians 4:2. We must stand on the core founding values of our nation, the fact that we are all created equal. We must glean from the integrity, leadership and pure dedication to accomplishing the mission demonstrated by our military men and women. Our mission is our children. Elbert Hubbard jotted down the story of a young lieutenant carrying ÂA Message to Garcia,ÂŽ emphasizing the Âsheer courage and indomitable spiritÂŽ required for carrying out the mission. How motivated are you to protect, positively impact, and enable our youth to reach their greatest potential? The investment we pour into the next generation will pay dividends. The greatest task before us is our children. Carissa Marine serves as CEO for the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County, a 501(c)3 nonproÂ“t organization providing prevention programs and early intervention services to local children and families. Write to the Founation at 419 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 or visit www. ChampionforChildren.org to learn more.The great task before us Carissa MarineOUR CHILDEN, OUR FUTURE In the past the Highlands News-Sun has supported the idea that Highlands County is ready for a county-wide Â“re service, and we still do. But not at an extreme expense to our businesses. The Highlands County Board of County Commission held a workshop last month regarding the proposed Â“re assessment at which time they heard from a number of disgruntled owners of RV parks and representatives of churches. They will meet Tuesday evening in a second workshop to further discuss the proposed assessments, this time with instruction to county staff to provide budgets for commissioners to study showing what can and cannot be done if the assessment was funded at 50, 60, 70 and 80 percent of the proposal. Last week, a small group of agriculture representatives also stepped forward to present their case that the proposed Â“re assessment is too high. We have to agree with them. When you look at the increases to businesses versus the increase to residential properties, the assessment is out of proportion. What the county is charging the businesses is highway robbery. Take for example, a person living in an 1,800-square-foot house will pay the same amount as the owner of a 7,000-square-foot home. The homeowners will each pay $91 per year, as proposed by the county. A business, on the other hand, will pay 15 cents per square foot for their commercial property, regardless of size. If you compare what the homeowner in the 1,800-square-foot example pays per square foot, which is $.05, to what the owner of a 480,000-square-foot business would pay at $.15 a square foot, the business owner will be paying three times the amount as a property owner. But even if that business pays the same amount as the small house, it would pay an assessment of $24,000, which is 160 times more than the Â”at rate the commercial property is currently assessed. If you change the size of the residential property to 7,000 square feet, even more imbalance is shown among homeowners because the cost per square foot for the proposed Â“re assessment goes to as little as $.013. Sure, the business owner is making money year round to help offset the Â“re assessment, but most commercial buildings are also built to a higher standard than residential homes. Most commercial properties have a sprinkler system installed, where most residential homes simply have smoke detectors. While both residential homes and commercial properties have to pass inspections before occupancy, those standards for the commercial properties are more stringent. As it is now, local commercial entities have paid Â”at fees for years. Now the county wants to base those Â“re assessments on square footage, and do it all at once. At 15 cents per square foot, Lakeshore Mall would go from paying the historic $150 Â”at rate to paying $72,000 a year. The Shops at Shelby Crossing would go from $150 to $40,000 per year. LoweÂs would go from the $150 to $24,000 a year. These businesses are already working hard to meet their customersÂ needs and provide affordable services and merchandise. We think the county needs to sharpen its pencils and come up with a better plan to fund the countywide Â“re service. The new plan needs to be reasonable for all Â… business owners, as well as homeowners, regardless of the size of their home. If a better plan isnÂt put in place, there wonÂt be any need for the higher Â“re assessments or a countywide Â“re service because there wonÂt be any businesses or residents here for whom to provide the service. The businesses will have to close their doors because they wonÂt be able to afford the exorbitant assessments, and the county can forget about attracting other big box stores to the area. They wonÂt come. And ultimately, without business here, who will want to move here. Without either, why would a countywide Â“re service be needed? Make sure to attend TuesdayÂs County Commission workshop at 5:30 p.m. at the Government Center. The goal established at the previous workshop is to vote on the assessment Tuesday night. Sharpen those pencils
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com DEERFIELD BEACH (AP) Â„ South FloridaÂs not quite Jurassic Park, but itÂs getting close. Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and Â“lth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in the cold-blooded creatures, which experts say may be at record numbers. ÂThis year is the most iguanas IÂve seen and IÂve been in business for nine years,ÂŽ says Thomas Portuallo, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Iguana Control. He says the invasive lizards are out of control with Âmany hundreds of thousandsÂŽ creeping around Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. The prehistoric populations are multiplying like rabbits, and causing internet, phone and power outages (barbecued lizard, anyone?), damaging landscapes, levees, seawalls, roofs and patios, and contaminating pools with poop. ÂThereÂs no real way to come up with a valid estimate of the number of green iguanas in Florida. But the number would be gigantic,ÂŽ says Richard Engeman, a biologist for the National Wildlife Research Center. ÂYou could put any number of zeros behind a number, and I would believe it.ÂŽ And the critters have residents steamed up Â„ literally. About 8 percent of power outages, or 9,200 a year, are caused by animals and birds, says Richard Beltran, a Florida Power and Light spokesman. In South Florida, iguanas are the second leading cause of power outages, behind squirrels. But thatÂs well behind power failures caused by vegetation, Beltran points out. FPL uses raptor guards and bird diverters to cover 75,000 miles of power lines, switches and conductors at 600 substations, he says. If an animal touches two of the three power lines attached to a pole, thatÂs when current zaps them, Beltran says. Grace DeVita, of Hollywood, says she canÂt escape iguanas at home or work. A few months ago, internet and phone service at her ofÂ“ce went down after iguanas climbed power lines and chewed through cables. ÂThere was an iguana with a piece of wire hanging out of his mouth,ÂŽ DeVita says. It took two days for power to be restored the Â“rst time, and then it happened again two days later. DeVita even pulled an iguana out of her toilet after it latched on to a plunger a few years ago. ÂIn one of my bathrooms, my roommate kept hearing something in his toilet and saw something poking its head out,ÂŽ she says. ÂIt was very aggressive.ÂŽ Incidents like these keep business booming for Portuallo, 57, whose fast-growing company helps homeowners and businesses Â“ght infestations. Iguana Control has four ofÂ“ces in South Florida and Collier County. Portuallo, of Parkland, says homeowners can control the beasties by regularly inspecting yards for iguana burrows, often found next to seawalls, and collapsing the holes and adding dirt. They love to eat hibiscus and bougainvillea, so landscape with plants they donÂt care for, such as crotons, ixora and oleander. ÂMake it known that they arenÂt welcome on your property,ÂŽ he says. The creatures can grow up to Â“ve feet long and are fast on land and in water, making them difÂ“cult to catch. They have no natural predators. If you have a few, live and let live. Ten or more are a problem because populations grow exponentially, he says. Portuallo says his company humanely and lawfully exterminates iguanas using $1,000 precharged pneumatic pistols to deliver one shot to the head. ÂWe donÂt shoot to injure, we shoot with intent to kill,ÂŽ Portuallo says. ÂMy men are well-trained. We follow all laws in every municipality we work.ÂŽ It is legal to shoot iguanas in the head with a pellet gun, stab them in the brain and even decapitate them as long as they donÂt suffer, according to state law. University of Florida researches say bashing in an iguanaÂs head and destroying its brain quickly is the most humane way to kill one. ItÂs a crime to drown, freeze or poison iguanas. ÂWhen you put out rat poison, you canÂt control whatÂs going to consume it,ÂŽ Portuallo says. ÂThe animals die a slow, excruciating death, which is inhumane.ÂŽ Contrary to popular belief, dogs and cats arenÂt at risk from iguana feces. ÂMost pet instances are trauma injuries,ÂŽ says Douglas Mader, a Marathon veterinarian who specializes in exotic animal medicine. ÂI have seen a couple dozen dogs come in with injuries from getting bit by iguanas or slashed by their tails.ÂŽ The species are native to Central and South America and the Caribbean and thrive in FloridaÂs subtropical climate. They reach sexual maturity in 18 months, laying an average 40 eggs per clutch per year, Engeman says. FloridaÂs iguana problem began in the 1960s after the reptiles escaped from captivity during hurricanes and as unwanted pets released into the wild. Cold snaps keep the populations in check. However, South Florida hasnÂt seen one extensive enough to make an impact since 2009, he says. ÂFloridaÂs got one of the worst invasive species problems in the world. It is at the top,ÂŽ says Engeman, who has been doing research on the reptiles for 20 years. He says iguanas were able Â”ourish while biologists were busy studying environmental impacts of pythons and feral pigs. The public needs to understand the environmental threats iguanas pose, he says. But love Âem or hate Âem, people are fascinated by the creatures. ÂTheyÂre just kind of a lounge-y lizards that people like to look at,ÂŽ Engeman says. ÂPeople think theyÂre just prehistorically cute.ÂŽOut of control iguanas infesting South FloridaBy ELLIE RUSHINGSUN SENTINEL FLORIDA NEWS BRIEFSMan charged with having handgun at airportFORT MYERS (AP) Â„ Authorities say a Florida man tried to take a loaded handgun through airport security. The News-Press reports that 23-year-old Joshua Lee Smith was arrested Thursday at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. OfÂ“cers responded to a security checkpoint after TSA agents noticed the .40-caliber handgun while screening a black backpack. An arrest report says the chamber was empty, but an inserted magazine had nine rounds. The report says Smith eventually admitted to having the gun during a secondary screening. He told ofÂ“cers he had taken a concealed weapons class but hadnÂt had the money to complete the process. Smith was released from jail Friday with an Aug. 6 court date. Jail records didnÂt list an attorney.Animal shelter planned to honor woman attacked by alligatorDAVIE (AP) Â„ Relatives of a Florida woman killed in an apparent alligator attack say they plan to open an animal shelter in her honor. In an interview with The Palm Beach Post, Yukio Matsuki said his 47-year-old wife Shizuka treated her rescue dogs like her children and even set out heat lamps for iguanas that fell from trees during winter cold snaps. Shizuka MatsukiÂs body was found in a Davie lake June 8 after apparently being bitten by an alligator over 12 feet (3 meters) long. She was last seen walking her dogs near the water. Yukio Matsuki says he will be raising donations to build the shelter. The couple moved from Tokyo to Florida in 1996. Yukio Matsuki says his wife enjoyed Â“shing and bird-watching and thought of South Florida as a nature preserve.Baby sitter gets year in jail for infantÂs deathWEST PALM BEACH (AP) Â„ A Florida baby sitter has been sentenced to a year in jail for an infantÂs death. News outlets report that 28-year-old Jessica Amster pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated battery with bodily harm as part of a deal with prosecutors. She had been charged with manslaughter. Amster will get credit for time already served, meaning sheÂll be free in less than a month. Authorities say Amster had been watching 5-month-old Christian Bent at her Boynton Beach home in August 2015. The childÂs parents noticed he was unresponsive after picking him up and rushed him to the hospital. Doctors declared Christian brain dead two days later. Detectives say two children present at AmsterÂs home told authorities the woman hit the childÂs head against the wall. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Former CIA spies try to lead average lives in St. PetersburgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Â„ Leaving the Air Force as a nuclear missile ofÂ“cer meant he already had the highest security clearance available. But he was Âstill a hippie at heart,ÂŽ so he applied to the Peace Corps, thought heÂd feed hungry children, maybe learn to play guitar. The caller ID read Â703.ÂŽ The voice asked: Would you consider serving your government in some other way? Much of what happened next is classiÂ“ed, but Andrew Bustamante, 38, will say what he can about being an ofÂ“cer in the National Clandestine Service, the undercover arm of the CIA. HeÂs brought his particular set of skills to a public audience with Everyday Espionage: The Knowledge, Art and Impact of Spying, a series of lectures in St. Petersburg. The talks aim to help people think in new ways to boost businesses, careers and relationships. Proceeds support Big Brothers Big Sisters LGBTQ programs. Though thereÂs no way to verify exactly what Bustamante did between 2007 and 2014, timelines, tax records and employment documents suggest his story is true. According to him, it goes like this: At Âthe farm,ÂŽ the CIA taught him helicopter operations, fast rope rappelling, how to Â“ght, how to drive, how to navigate. Disguises. Changing his body language to appear decades older. How to be ignored. Most importantly, they taught him to manipulate. Espionage is about carefully crafted relationships that uncover hidden truths. Using a scientiÂ“c, cognitive base, people can be programmed to do things that make no sense, Bustamante said, things not in their best interests. They taught him to steal without getting caught. ÂYou feel torn, like a good guy and a bad guy at the same time. You understand how narrow that line is,ÂŽ Bustamante said. ÂWe all rationalize it as something a hero does in service to their country, but you do realize itÂs the same set of skills criminals use to smuggle drugs and steal identities. The difference is that weÂre trained exactly how to do it. Criminals have to do trial and error.ÂŽ He met a fellow ofÂ“cer named Jihi at an orientation. DonÂt get to know the other people in this auditorium too well, they were told. They did not listen, but at the start of their relationship, they didnÂt even know each otherÂs full names and communicated through a secure system. Years later, she would redact their early conversations so there would be a non-classiÂ“ed record of their getting-to-knowyou courtship chit-chat. Once married, they worked cases together. Her specialty was targeting. His was operations. ÂWe were kind of the right and left hand for our government wherever we needed to go,ÂŽ he said. He was an Asia expert, but Âthe targetÂŽ took him to every continent but Antarctica, knowing a wrong move could imprison them in a foreign country. Plausible deniability meant the United States wouldnÂt have to acknowledge their existence. Once, they visited his wifeÂs family in St. Petersburg. He saw palm trees with Christmas lights. He thought, ÂWow, you can drink the water here without fear of getting sick.ÂŽ They were in Thailand when they found out about the baby. In her second trimester, they were on assignment somewhere. There was a terrorist attack. That was a close call. When the time came, the doctor had to induce labor. Also expected around that time: a coup in sub-Saharan Africa. He was worried he might have to leave. In his sonÂs Â“rst year, he got a call. He couldnÂt tell his wife what country he was going to, and she wouldnÂt be able to reach him. Sometimes it was she who might have to Â”y off. Many spies have nobody to talk to, but when Bustamante decided his priorities as a husband and father had changed what he was willing to risk, she could understand. When he realized that even as master manipulators, their masters at the CIA would always, in a way, be manipulating them, she heard him. When he said, letÂs get out and go to St. Petersburg, she eventually agreed. But a clandestine ofÂ“cerÂs cover canÂt be lifted overnight. When he got to St. Petersburg in 2014, BustamanteÂs past was fake. His resume, written by the CIA, was a fabrication. He networked his way to a job with CVS Health. He didnÂt want to lie anymore, but took comfort knowing he really did have the skills to be a great project manager. A year and a promotion later, he received word from the CIA that his cover was lifted. He set up an unusual meeting with his boss, who already thought it odd that Bustamante had traveled the world and was Â”uent in Mandarin. ÂEverything on my resume is stuff I can do, but itÂs not really accurate, because I actually used to work for the CIA,ÂŽ Tony DiPerillo, a senior manager for CVS Health, recalled Bustamante telling him. ÂI kind of chuckled and shook my head and said, ÂOK, thank you for your service.Â How often do you hear that? But it wasnÂt shocking. You could tell he was used to writing reports, because his assessments for us were always top notch.ÂŽ He still works at CVS Health as a senior advisor. Jihi Bustamante, 37, works from home as a partner in their consulting business, SKB Communications, Âspecializing in strategic research and investigation.ÂŽ Their son Sina is 5, and they have an 11-month-old daughter, Alai. TheyÂre a normal family, but do some things differently, Jihi Bustamante said. Trips to the mall come with an operation plan. They keep Âgo bagsÂŽ packed. They drive a burgundy Honda Odyssey minivan. She misses the CIA life more than he does. He feels 80/20 about being out of the game. Eighty percent of him is relieved Â„ no more lying to about his job, no possibility of 13-hour days in a secret SCIF. The other 20 percent misses the knowing Â„ the truth about whatÂs really going on in North Korea, in the upper echelons of the Chinese government, at the G7 Summit. ÂSecrets I was once privy to,ÂŽ he said, Ânow I have to trust the news, and trust my own background and knowledge of how things work to navigate toward a truth. ... I used to be able to conÂ“rm. Now I hope IÂm right.ÂŽ He tries to Â“sh, and volunteers with kids at church. ÂTo me, heÂs just Andy, a really nice guy whoÂs very strategic in helping us identify gaps in our ministry,ÂŽ said Janessa Moore, community director at Restoration Church in Trinity. ÂBut IÂm pretty sure our middle and high schoolers think itÂs the coolest thing ever.ÂŽ HeÂd like to live overseas again so his children can feel his deep appreciation for the United States, but there are some countries they canÂt go back to, at least not yet. His mission is to help people to Âbuild, collaborate and succeed,ÂŽ rather than the intelligence community mandate of Âdeny, disrupt and destroy.ÂŽ HeÂd like to apply his skills for predicting behavior to the school shooting problem. While she lies a bit lower, heÂs getting more public speaking gigs, and recently wrote Everyday Espionage: Winning the Workplace. He had to send the book to CIA headquarters to have it reviewed, redacted and approved, just like anything else he writes for the rest of his life.By CHRISTOPHER SPATATAMPA BAY TIMES Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 pm)at the Ramon Theater15 East Wall Street in Historic Downtown Frostproof, FL$40 per ticket Â… Includes DinnerFind out how Irish actress Eileen Sullivan met her demise as she performed before a sell-out audience.863-635-7222 (Tuesday-Thursday 11am-2pm) No Refunds or Exchanges Advance reservations may be purchased online at www.ramontheater.com or at Ramon Theater O ce 11 E. 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Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 www.highlandsnewssun.com Rock shrimpÂs rise to fame in FloridaTITUSVILLE (AP) Â„ After trawling the Atlantic Ocean for days, Rodney Thompson returned to his Florida home and dropped buckets of rock shrimp in the middle of the kitchen. He ordered his four school-age children to stop playing and Â“gure out a way to cook them. Rock shrimp were considered trash. Their hard, spiny shells would split thumbs open and take forever to peel. ThompsonÂs challenge to his children lasted for months, until his oldest daughter, a teenage Laurilee, had the idea to split them open, cut out the sand veins and broil them like lobsters. They were delicious. That was 50 years ago. The Thompson familyÂs discovery led to the popularization of a cuisine that today is served all along the Florida Atlantic coast Â„ most famously at a restaurant owned by ThompsonÂs family in Titusville. ÂWe call him the Daddy of the rock shrimp industry,ÂŽ said Bob Jones, executive director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association. ÂHe was the only one who saw the opportunity to get the meat out so you could eat them because they were so hard.ÂŽ It all began with ThompsonÂs quixotic dream of building a 73foot (22-meter) Â“berglass shrimp boat. Back in the 1960s, shrimp boats were still made of wood and many Â“shermen resisted Â“berglass. Thompson, a taciturn man with an inventive mind, was a boat builder by trade in Titusville, which by then had gone from a citrus and Â“shing town to a bedroom community for NASA workers laboring at the neighboring Kennedy Space Center to land a man on the moon. His staff worked on the boat for a year. But it was built on spec, and there were no buyers. So, Thompson turned to shrimp Â“shing to show off the boatÂs prowess, and began catching buckets of the inedible rock shrimp. He asked his four children, Laurilee, Sherri, Tom and Tim, to help him Â“nd a way to cook them. ÂWhen I Â“gured it out Â“nally: We were sitting there in our misery one day, wishing we were playing pool, and riding horses, and not looking at big piles of stupid rock shrimp on the table,ÂŽ said Laurilee Thompson, now 65. Laurilee suddenly grabbed a steak knife and began cutting a half-dozen rock shrimp open along their bottom edges. Her mother, Mary Jean, melted butter, poured it over them, and stuck the shrimp in the broiler. And then the whole family gathered around and stared for the two minutes it took them to cook. The rock shrimpsÂ tails curled up and the Â”esh pulled away from the shell, just like a lobster. They pulled them out of the oven and tasted them. ÂThat was probably the biggest, ÂEureka!Â moment of all of our lifetimes,ÂŽ Laurilee Thompson said. Rodney Thompson enlisted the neighborhood kids to form an assembly line in his wifeÂs kitchen after school each day. One kid would crack open the shrimp, another would wash it and others would pack the shrimp into boxes, which were delivered to dozens of bars and grills up and down the Indian River. The rock shrimp were salty, which the bar owners liked because their patrons, who Â“shed off their docks, would eat them and buy more beer. The demand quickly outgrew the capacity of the family kitchen, so Thompson rented space at Port Canaveral and started hiring grown-ups. Using a sewing machine motor and a vacuum cleaner belt, he also built mechanized splitters that could crack the rock shrimpÂs hard shell. The Thompson children returned to their play. Rock shrimp span from the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S. states into the Gulf of Mexico as far as MexicoÂs Yucatan peninsula. Their Spanish name is camarones de piedra. Considered no more than bycatch before the Thompson familyÂs efforts in the late 1960s, the annual haul Â„ still predominantly caught in Florida waters Â„ grew to thousands of tons a year by the 1980s. Thompson, meanwhile, continued to build boats through the 1970s. But he overextended himself, and when interest rates soared and a recession hit in the early 1980s, he was forced to sell his businesses. Thompson lost all three of his boats, two restaurants and the shrimp-processing plant. Not long afterward, Rodney and Mary Jean Thompson started over with a tiny diner. Their restaurant, ÂDixie Crossroads,ÂŽ struggled. For three years, customers wanted rock shrimp but Thompson couldnÂt serve them because he didnÂt have a boat and couldnÂt get a loan. One day, friend and Â“sherman Sam Vona invited Thompson down to his port ofÂ“ce and showed him a freezer with a padlock. He told Thompson that the rock shrimp inside were his and that the freezer always would be full. He knew Thompson couldnÂt pay him back, but he would keep track and Thompson could repay him when he got back on his feet. ÂThey were really good friends and my dad had a lot of faith in Rodney doing what he did and getting a market for that shrimp,ÂŽ said VonaÂs daughter, Cissy Shipley. Thompson installed shrimp splitters in Dixie CrossroadsÂ kitchen and started selling rock shrimp off the menu. Lines into the restaurant started winding around the building, with two-hour waits. Over the decades, he built additions to the restaurant, which today seats 465 people. NASA ofÂ“cials used to bring astronaut families there before space shuttle launches. In recent years, the restaurant and a separate seafood retailer run by the family have each had around $6 million in sales annually. Thompson died a year-and-a-half ago. His daughters, Laurilee and Sherri, run the businesses today. Though Vona died in 2012, the Thompsons will never forget his kindness in helping to launch one of FloridaÂs best-known restaurants. ÂLook where it is now,ÂŽ Laurilee Thompson said. ÂWe sell a lot of rock shrimp.ÂŽASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this Thursday, June 7 photo, Laurilee Thompson talks about several rock shrimp characters on a bench outside the Dixie Crossroads restaurant in Titusville. Rock shrimp, once considered trash is celebrating 50 years as a popular Florida cuisine. This Thursday, June 7 photo shows the entrance to the Dixie Crossroads restaurant, famous for rock shrimp, in Titusville. 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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com the county, CareerSource Heartland, the Industrial Development Authority/ Economic Development Commission, the School Board of Highlands County, the countyÂs Â“ve constitutional ofÂ“cers, top employers in Highlands, the countyÂs state and congressional delegations, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, representatives from the real estate and development business, all three chambers of commerce, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, South Florida State College, all community redevelopment associations and the Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity. ÂThis is an important opportunity for Highlands County to better connect with our state partners and leverage the resources that are available to help advance our community, Â Benson said in the email. ÂThis is a proactive effort by the state to learn more about the needs of our community straight from the source. ItÂs our opportunity to ensure that they focus their efforts on what we truly want and need.ÂŽ The event will begin with a brief overview of the county presented by the economic development ofÂ“ce. Grey Dodge, policy director for the Department of Economic Opportunity, will then lead attendees through a moderated discussion about the strengths, challenges and top priorities of economic development in Highlands. The priorities identiÂ“ed by the group will be used by the state to develop a roadmap for recovery as well as match the priorities with potental state and federal resources. Benson is grateful the state included Highlands in this initiative and appreciates the effort they are making to visit the county. ÂWe look forward to working with them on this project, and weÂre eager to see the impact this will have on our community,ÂŽ she said in the email. The event is open to the public.ECONOMYFROM PAGE 1 Up the SunÂŽ by Sheryl Crow has the ending lyric line, ÂGot my 45 on, so I can rock on.ÂŽ Special mention to the Beach Boys who conjured up visions of summer with their early surf tunes including ÂSurfer GirlÂŽ and then morphed into a more progressive sound on their ÂPet SoundsÂŽ album before heading back to the beach, and number one on the chart, in 1998 with ÂKokomoÂŽ Also, a special mention to The First Class and their Beach Boyish opus ÂBeach BabyÂŽ ÂBeach Baby, Beach Baby, there on the sand From July to the end of September, surÂ“nÂ was fun, weÂd be out in the sun every day.ÂŽ Interestingly, The First Class was not from California nor Florida nor even the U.S. It was a pop music studio-based group from Great Britain. Here is a short list of few more notable summer tunes: Â€ ÂThe Summer WindÂŽ Frank Sinatra. Â€ ÂSummer BreezeÂŽ Seals & Crofts. Â€ ÂSummer of 69ÂŽ Bryan Adams. Â€ ÂBoys of SummerÂŽ Don Henley. Â€ ÂSounds of SummerÂŽ Dierks Bentley. Â€ ÂBeat this SummerÂŽ Brad Paisley. Â€ ÂSummertimeÂŽ Kenny Chesney. Different songs with same title: Â€ ÂSummer NightsÂŽ Van Halen. Â€ ÂSummer NightsÂŽ John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John from ÂGrease.ÂŽ Â€ ÂSummer NightsÂŽ Rascal Flatts. Â€ ÂSummer NightsÂŽ Lil Rob. Â€ ÂSummer NightsÂŽ Iration (reggae group from Santa Barbara, Calif).SUMMERFROM PAGE 1 can become addicted and are more likely to continue using tobacco as an adult. Juuls have a top and a bottom that has a temperature control and a battery. The top has pods, which includes mix of glycerol and propylene glycol, nicotine, benzoic acid and the Â”avorants. Vaping hasnÂt been around long enough to determine the longterm effects of inhaling the chemicals. There are about 200 puffs in each pod and the nicotine is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes. Business Insider reported that Juul Labs is worth $15 billion; the company is raising $1.2 billion to push for an overseas expansion. The Juul apparatus runs between $35-50 and a four-pack of pods runs $16 each, averaging $4 per pod Â„ a bargain in comparison to a pack of cigarettes. Highlands County Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge said he has heard that some kids had Juuls in the schools but was not sure if the students were using them in class. He did say that it was against the school rules, county-wide. The Highlands News -Sun caught up with Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services Melissa Blackman who said that the Juuls have been used in schools and she has seen the referrals for them. She does not have data to be able to tell if the previous year was worse than this past year. ÂIt is in the code of conduct handbook,ÂŽ Blackman said. ÂThe e-cigarette wording was added for the 2017-2018 school year. There are no changes planned to that part of the handbook for this year.ÂŽ The code of conduct is separated into elementary and secondary consequences. This article is focused on the latter. The Â“rst offense would be at the principalÂs discretion, from parent meeting to inschool suspension. The second offense carries a minimum of three days out-of -school suspension and the third offense requires a Â“ve day out-of-school suspension. Tobacco Free Florida has been keeping up with trends by watching statistics over the years. According to them, the number of high school students who smoked cigarettes between 20112017 has been virtually cut in half, from 15.8 to 7.6 respectively. E-cigarettes are the most popular forms of nicotine They are billed as a tool to get cigarette smokers to cut back or stop smoking. Some vapors have pods or liquids that do not contain nicotine. The problem with Juuling is that those who never smoked cigarettes and use the Juul pods could get addicted to the nicotine and begin smoking regular cigarettes later, according to TFF. ÂHowever, studies have shown that probable cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, are measurable in some e-cigarette vapor,ÂŽ a TFF news release said. ÂThere are more than 460 brands on the market, which vary widely in chemicals used and in the amount of nicotine they deliver.ÂŽ Business insider reported that the nicotine concentration in Juul is twice that of the leading e-cig, and addiction rates could be higher. Juul has also been called out for marketing toward children with the popular Â”avors FloridaÂs tobacco rates for 2017 high school students are below the national average for smokeless, cigar and cigarettes. It is not until e-cigarettes come into the picture that statistics do a dramatic upward turn. The statistics are based on those use in the past 30 days of the survey. Hookah use was nearly double at 6.2 percent the national average of 3.3 percent; vaping was at 15.7 percent in Florida to 11.7 percent nationwide. The e-cig manufacturers are not being forced by the Food and Drug Administration to be cleared as a smoking cessation product. Sylvia Burwell, secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, had a message for the readers of the surgeon generalÂs 2016 report: ÂWe have more to do to help protect Americans from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine, especially our youth. As cigarette smoking among those under 18 has fallen, the use of other nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, has taken a drastic leap. 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LOCAL SPORTSCORE autosport still showing speedFor the second consecutive week, the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 machine Â“nished FridayÂs practice sessions atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship time charts. Colin Braun did the honors Friday in practice for todayÂs Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, clocking a best lap of one minute, 6.902 seconds (132.318 mph) in the afternoon session. Last week, it was BraunÂs endurance racing teammate, Romain Dumas, who led the way at the end of practice at Watkins Glen International. Last weekÂs fast times on Friday led to a Motul Pole Award on Saturday for Braun and a runner-up race result for Braun, Dumas and team owner/driver Jon Bennett. Braun and Bennett have three American Le Mans Series/WeatherTech Championship Prototype Challenge (PC) class victories at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but this weekend marks their Â“rst run in Prototype at the track formerly known as ÂMosport.ÂŽ ÂI think it was, for us, a good day,ÂŽ Braun said. ÂObviously, weÂve never been to Mosport before [with this car], so weÂre just trying to understand what this track needs. We didnÂt get a chance to test here. Yeah, for us and the Â“rst time here, and itÂs one of my favorite racetracks. I really like this place. I liked it back in the PC days. ÂThe guys worked hard between Watkins Glen SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 54 CORE autosport Prototype and the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac race at Sebring.CORE | 6 Sertoma golfers swing onJunior golfers post solid scores at SpringLake Golf ResortSPRING LAKE The latest installment of the Sertoma Junior Golf tour was held Thursday at SpringLake Golf Resort. The one-day tournament attracted 40 youngsters ages 6-18, who battled the heat, humidity and high rough to shoot some solid scores on the demanding and wet SpringLake layout. ÂWe had a good turnout and the kids did a good job playing in some tough conditions,ÂŽ said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. ÂIt was hot and humid and the rough was pretty high. ItÂs hard to believe weÂre halfway through the summer season and there are some good battles in most of the age groups.ÂŽ In the boys 16-18 age group, Will Redding Â“nished Â“rst with a Â“ne score of 80, Zach Deuberry placed second with an 86, Dylan Crawford shot a 90, Zach Taylor had a 119, Clayton Osha carded a 122, Nick Piccione shot a 124 and Andrew Graham came in at 130. ÂThatÂs a pretty good score by Will when you consider the conditions and how wet it was,ÂŽ said Kesling. ÂZach and Dylan keep playing and improving.ÂŽ Hannah Revell Â“nished Â“rst in the girls 14-16 division with an 84, while Ashley Engle placed second at 89 and Samantha Payne came in at 126. ÂHannah and Ashley struggled with the rough, but still managed to shoot decent scores,ÂŽ Kesling said. In the boys 14-15 age group, Cade Scarborough and Avery Hurst tied at 88, but Scarborough won on the third playoff hole. Lane Revell and Zach Doorlag each shot a 93, Ranen Carmichael had a 95 and Owen Schraeder came in with a 116. ÂThatÂs CadeÂs Â“rst win of the season,ÂŽ said Kesling. ÂThe playoff went three holes and Cade got the victory.ÂŽ Ben Trevino won the boys 11-13 division with a 41 for nine holes, while Marquez Angeles came in second with a 46, Jay Walkup shot a 48, Matthew Suarez shot a 51, Ian Frasier had a 53, Brody Hall shot a 54, Cole Fann came in at 57, J.R. Redding had a 58, Jarett Hornick carded a 59, Trent Bray shot a By MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITER MARK PINSON/STAFFEight-year-old Devin Wortinger chips up to the 18th green during ThursdayÂs Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at SpringLake Golf Resort.SWING | 4 The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the second week of July gives anglers the best Â“shing days of the month and a steady predictable rainy season weather forecast. All Â“shing factors considered, a rainy season Â“shing forecast never looked so good. The super new moon arrives Thursday and the weather will be predictable with just enough Âfactor changeÂ to cause Â“sh to feed well above average rates. The new moon and lunar orbit perigee occur Thursday, just Â“ve hours and 40 seconds apart. The usual daily solar energy levels will be interrupted at the greatest rate possible by the moon, Tuesday through Saturday. This will in turn, trigger longer and more intense solar energy periods; moon moves out of the direct path of the sunÂs energy toward earth, releasing a strong midday burst. More food is eaten during a super new moon period by living beings, than during any other condition experienced on earth. And when this occurs during the Florida summer heat, humans require air conditioning to comfortably consume all that extra foodÂƒ.and Â“sh accomplish the same result by going deeper, feeding only when air movement and pressure increases, i.e. natureÂs Â“sh air conditioner. Water temperatures are presently well above the Âideal feeding temperature rangeÂ of 70-85 degrees at 86 degrees for a low each morning this week. Therefore Â“sh will be holding 2to 5-feet deeper to discover the best Âsummer oxygen zone depthÂ of 6 to 12 feet. Each monthÂs new moon phase Summer super new moon fishing heats up Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING| 5 SEBRING Â„ To say it was a tightly bunched Â“eld at Sebring Golf Club for SaturdayÂs second Heartland Golf Championship qualiÂ“er would be an understatement. All 16 players were separated by just 10 points, but when the Â“nal scores were tallied, it was Neil Isett who came out on top with a score of 42. ÂIÂm an employee here and I wanted to help the turnout by playing and I had the opportunity and I just love to play,ÂŽ Isett said. ÂI donÂt get the opportunity to play in a lot of the tournaments because IÂm usually working Saturday and Sunday, but this was in the morning and I donÂt work until the afternoon so I thought IÂd take the opportunity to play.ÂŽ Isett said he moved to the area four years ago in hopes of getting a job at a golf course and Â“nding some people to hit the links with, so heÂs deÂ“nitely happy in that regard. He said the tournament format is a good one, as it gives everybody an equal chance of coming out on top. ÂIt levels the playing Â“eld and it may even skew it a little towards the higher handicap players,ÂŽ he said. ÂOverall I shot what I normally would shoot from those tees, I didnÂt do anything spectacular. I made a couple of putts that I probably shouldnÂt have. IÂm looking forward to the championship match.ÂŽ Right on the heels of Isett was Michael Jackson, who placed second with a score of 41. ÂTo Â“nish second by one point is kind of hard to take, but I had fun,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm proud to have placed second.ÂŽ Jackson said the tournament format is a good one and he sees it as essentially as having taken the place of the Highlands County Amateur. ÂI think itÂs great,ÂŽ he said. ÂHopefully we can get some more participation because itÂs good for golf in the area.ÂŽ Jackson did say he would be hitting the links plenty before the championship, which will take place on Sept. 15 at a course that has yet to be selected. ÂIÂm looking forward to the championship and kicking Mr. NeilÂs butt,ÂŽ he said with a laugh. He said he played with a great group of guys, who along with his family, make golÂ“ng so enjoyable. Ryan Chandler placed third with 40 points after shooting 62 over the course, while Jim Gullick was fourth with 38 points. There was a three-way tie for Isett captures Sebring Golf Club qualifierBY ALLEN MOODYHIGHLANDS SUN EDITOR KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFPlayers line-up for a group photo before SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Sebring Golf Club.ALLEN MOODY/STAFFRyan Chandler blasts a tee shot during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualier. Chandler placed third with 40 points after shooting a 62. GOLF | 2
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Â“fth place at 38 points between Rick Haas, Whitney Hungerford and Mike Lingenfelder. ÂI had a great time,ÂŽ Haas said. ÂI shot a 2-under par 70.ÂŽ Haas said he was down as a scratch golfer, which makes it a bit difÂ“cult at times, but he enjoyed himself, which is the main reason he plays the sport, and enjoyed the group he was paired with. ÂThere was one new guy I didnÂt know, but they were all good guys,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey were all good golfers, too. That makes it a difference.ÂŽ Haas also said the handicap Pr-Am points format is good because it puts everybody on equal footing. ÂI like it,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs different and IÂm looking forward to the championship.ÂŽ There was a Â“ve-way tie for eighth place and all Â“ve advanced to the championship GOLFFROM PAGE 1 KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFNeil Isett, left, and Whitney Hungerford at Sebring Golf Club. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFMark Hopkins watches a tee shot during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualier. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFMichael Jackson watches a shot Saturday at Sebring Golf Club.GOLF | 3adno=3589656 Taxes are Threatening Your Access to News.Taxes on the paper you are reading threaten to kill local news. 20 2 225 3121 without the newspaper, how will your community stay connected?Tell your representatives in Congress to stop the tariffs on newsprint. adno=359390925 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater Â“ ltration system Â€ 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 Â€ SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99 Â€ Termite Inspection Protection and Prevention Â€ General Household Pest Control Â€ Lawn & Ornamentals Â€ Fertilizing Â€ Mosquito & Ant Control Â€ Fumigation Services www.clarkepestcontrol.comCall For Free Estimate 1-866-896-6622 Avoid this... Lake Placid 863-465-6622 Sebring 863-385-6625Licensed & Insuredadno=3593916
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.com round. Mike Sayre, Mike Moore, Kevin Walton, Kyler Hodge and Floyd Osborne each scored 37 points. Ennis Caldwell scored 36 points, Tony Mordenga tallied 35, Mark Hopkins had 33 and Mike Cleghorn scored 32. ÂI didnÂt do too well, but I had a good time,ÂŽ Mordenga said. ÂWhen you play with good guys youÂre going to have a good time, so everybody else should have had a good time.ÂŽ Mordenga said the tournament is a great idea, as players have the option of choosing where they want to qualify. ÂThe format is slightly different than normal,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey can play any course they want. If they donÂt qualify here they can go somewhere else so you donÂt have to worry about qualifying the Â“rst time.ÂŽ Mordenga said he helps run three groups at Sebring Golf Club and works at the County Club and thought it would be a fun event to play in. He was matched with Kyler Hodge, who he hadnÂt played with before, and said he was a great person to play golf with. ÂThe young kid I played with (Hodge) was just a nice kid,ÂŽ he said. ÂHeÂs a city police ofÂ“cer and he can hit the ball a mile-and-a-half.ÂŽ The next qualifying tournament will take place at Pinecrest Golf Club on Saturday, July 14. A shotgun start will take place at 8:30 a.m.GOLFFROM PAGE 2 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFKevin Walton blasts out of a sandtrap at Sebring Golf Club on Saturday. KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFMike Kleghorn watches the ight of an approach shot at Sebring Golf Club on Saturday. KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFFrom left; Rick Haas, Ryan Chandler, Mike Moore and Kevin Walton wait to tee o in SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualifer at Sebring Golf Club. KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFMike Sayre watches the ight of a shot during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualifer at Sebring Golf Club. People spend countless hours following their dreams. A Business Grand Opening or A Business Milestone is certainly part of the dream. These milestones deserve celebration of ÂGreat Magnitude! ÂŽ The minute your dream of opening a business or a business milestone becomes a reality, call 863-386-5844 to hear how we will not only celebrate with you but become a big part of your advertising success!Get a glimpse of how we celebrate at the Grand Opening of Jessica Hartline Allstate Insurance. 5:30 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 2151 US 27 South, Sebring. Featuring DJ Leroy with special guest singer, ÂHighlands Hometown SweetheartÂŽ Erica White, food and beverages catered by Olympic Restaurant. NEW BUSINESS OWNERS Grand Openings & Business MilestonesLet us Celebrate with you!Call 863-386-5844 DJ LIVE ACTS CELEBRATION PACKAGES AVAILABLE LIVE VIDEOadno=3593746Placid 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. Championship Tournament Sponsor HOLE SPONSORS:Professional Hearing Aid Centers RoyalÂs Furniture Â€ CodyÂs DimitriÂs Â€ Huston Chevrolet J. Biance Financial Â€ AB Carts Â€ SFSC AAA Direct Discount CowpokeÂs Watering Hole Gulf Coast Supply The Blue Lagoon Saloon Lampe & Kiefer Florida Lakes Surgical The Palms of Sebring Â€ Lakeshore Mall Turner Furniture Â€ Ideal Golf 3rd opportunity to qualify THIS SATURDAY!REGISTER NOW!8:30 am Shotgun Start Cost $50 Qualifying tournamentAdditional $30 Fee for qualifying player to play in championship tournament. For more details & registration contact Cli Yeazel at 863.386.5844 adno=3591928 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! Saturday, July 14 th
B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 60, Jayden Boling had a 63 and Samuel Braxton Â“nished at 66. ÂBen has been playing well and thatÂs a real good score,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂThere is a lot of talent in that age group.ÂŽ In the girls 11-13 age group, Melanie Suarez Â“nished Â“rst with a 57, while Madelyn Depner placed second with a 68. ÂMelanie continues to dominate that age group,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂI wish we could get some more girls to play in that division.ÂŽ Dillon Parnell shot a 50 to Â“nish Â“rst in the boys/girls 9-10 age group, while Devin Wortinger was second at 59. ÂDillon and Devin are good players who work hard and enjoy playing golf,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂThey have bright futures ahead of them.ÂŽ In the boys/girls 6-8 age group, Liam McCann Â“nished Â“rst with a 29, Jordan Castillo came in second place with a 33, Jenesi Trevino had a 37, Hannah Castillo shot a 42, Gabriel Perez came in at 52 and Ashlyn Wortinger shot a 59. ÂThatÂs another talented division thatÂs fun to watch,ÂŽ Kesling said. ÂTheyÂve been battling all summer and weÂll see what happens in the last Â“ve events of the season.ÂŽ The next event on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour is set for Thursday at Highlands Ridge North. ÂWeÂre looking forward to playing at Highlands Ridge North,ÂŽ said Kesling. ÂItÂs a fair course to play and I know the kids will enjoy teeing it up there. Golf is a great game and we invite any youngster that wants to come out and join us.ÂŽSWINGFROM PAGE 1 MARK PINSON/STAFFEight-year-old Hannah Castillo prepares to putt on the 15th green during the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at SpringLake Golf Resort on Thursday. An incident late in the weekendÂs opening practice session has forced the retirement of the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA LMP2. Kyle Masson made heavy contact with the barrier in Turn 1, a crushing blow to a team that scrambled to get to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park following an incident one week earlier at Watkins Glen. ÂWeÂve got 200 hours of work on the car since Watkins Glen and I just canÂt put the guys through that again,ÂŽ said team owner Brent OÂNeill. ÂThey did a great job last weekend after The Glen so weÂre just going to switch our focus to the MPC guys [in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series] and work on some podiums there. We hate to see the weekend end like this, but after such a hard hit itÂs the right choice for everyone.ÂŽ One of those IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda entries is that of Dr. Robert Masson, who leads the MPC standings in the Mazda-powered No. 11 Masson Spine Institute Elan DP02. Dr. Masson will be joined by his son Kyle for the remainder of the season beginning with this weekendÂs race.Performance Tech retires in CanadaSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Prototype races in this yearÂs 12 Hours of Sebring. Six-year-old Ashlyn Wortinger follows through on an approach shot to the 15th green during ThursdayÂs Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at SpringLake Golf Resort. In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion adno=3588835 FREE ADMISSION OPEN TO THE PUBLICVET JAM CAR & BIKE SHOW FROM 4-7PMCar & Bike Freedom Run Sign Up @ Moose Lodge #2259 from 9-10am Kickstands Up @ 10:15am GREAT FOOD! $7.00 A PLATE! RAFFLES & 50/50! SATURDAY, JULY 14TH, 2018 FROM 12NOON UNIL 8PM OPENING CEREMONY 11:30AM LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE #2259 11675 US 98, SEBRING, FL 33876THE DYLAN JOHNSON EXPERIENCE JEFFERSON PARKER THE JOE LEONERD EXPERIENCE & THE FIRST EVER THE VET JAM ALLSTAR JAM!!! HOSTED BY: THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC. A 501C3 NON-PROFIT BENEFITING LOCAL VETERANS PROJECTS & CHARITIES CALL 863-440-4554 FOR MORE INFO adno=3591962 *inquire within(863) 259-3777for appointment at any of our 4 locationsMonday-Friday 8am-5pm24-Hour Emergency Care AvailableSEBRING363 US 27 South (next to Kia Dealership)ARCADIA2442 N.E. Hwy 70 (across from Publix)WAUCHULA735 N. 6th Ave. (next to Auto Zone)LAKE PLACID27 US Hwy 27 (Next to NAPA Auto)We accept most Medical Insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shieldwww.7eeye.comfacebook.com/sevignyeyecare
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.comproduces the best Âdaytime Â“shing conditionsÂ due to the following reasons. One; a total lack of moonlight causes a high rate of unsuccessfully nighttime feeding. Two; daily for Â“ve consecutive days, the moon blocks the greatest amount of solar energy in the 28 day orbit cycle and thus releases the greatest amount of energy afterward. Three; the weather-factor daily change-rate variable, increases to the highest level of the month producing favorable daily periods with ideal pressure change, sunto-cloud ratio, changing wind speed and direction, and greater humidity decline. This weekÂs weather forecast predicts normal rainy season conditions, with perhaps a major rain event entering our area during the midweekÂ„would negate our much anticipated Â“shing plans. Hopefully Âif there happens to be a major stormÂ it will track 200 miles east of us so we gain just the positive effects of pressure change and ideal changing winds and an even mix of clouds and sun. Best Fishing Days: Tuesday through Saturday, solar noon, sunset and sunrise periodsÂ„best-listed-Â“rst order. The Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is overhead at 9:12 a.m. and the sunrise at 6:36 a.m. which will create a feed intensity rating of 5-6 today from 6-10 a.m. Due to low dissolved oxygen levels at this time of day, I believe the peak feeding activity will occur from 8:30-10 a.m. after the sunlight starts photosynthesis oxygen production in thriving vegetation areas. Daily this rating will increase by one number, peaking at a 10-rating by Wednesday through Friday. The Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonset occurs at 3:50 p.m., which is when the highest dissolved oxygen rate starts to occur in our lakes this time of year. And it is also when atmospheric pressure tends to peak quickly as storm activity randomly forms over the state. So therefore from 4 p.m. through the sunset period at 8:24 p.m. Â“sh will be triggered by increased oxygen, and will feed as pressure rises, wind picks-up, and temperature and humidity drops. A rating of 4-5 today is likely, and will increase daily by a half number and moves later into the day by an hour daily. Prime Monthly Periods: July 10 through July 16, super new moon; July 24 to July 29, weak full moon; Aug. 8 to Aug. 13, super new moon; Aug. 24 to Aug. 28, full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 hour charter for $225for one or two anglers, all gear, artiÂ“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass Â“shing charter package options available. Call 863381-8474 to plan and book your bass Â“shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are in their Âmating seasonÂ 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, Âwhere they usually are notÂ, so scan areas for gator activity. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.25 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level 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. This seasonal Ârain-buffer scheduleÂ is necessary because the lake Â“lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 15 inches and Â”owing a combined 1,100 cubic feet per second. Interested in Â“shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. YouÂll Â“nd water level and Â”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of EngineersÂ graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or BassFishingForecast. com. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass Â“shing guide-trip options, Â“shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources and Â“shing philosophy. Personalized custom Â“shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass Â“shing guide and teacher on 25 lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com and Mosport to get our car ready. Just business as usual. Jon did a really nice job in the last practice, so yeah, IÂm feeling good about it.ÂŽ The two-hour, 40-minute Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix begins at 2:05 p.m. and will be televised on FS1 on a delayed basis beginning at 4 p.m. Tandy tops GTLM charts in Friday practice The last time Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet shared a No. 911 Porsche GT Team 911 RSR at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the weekend ended with the two of them standing atop the podium, drenched in champagne. That was back in 2015. But if Friday practice at CTMP is any indication, thereÂs a reasonable chance this weekend could end the same way. Tandy ended the afternoon session with the fastest lap of the day for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, turning a 1:14.357 (119.052 mph). It capped a good day for the two-car Porsche GT Team, as Laurens Vanthoor led the dayÂs opening WeatherTech Championship practice session in the No. 912 Porsche he shares with Earl Bamber. ÂThe track is quick today, so the cars feel really fast out there,ÂŽ Tandy said. ÂItÂs fun to drive. Turn 1 and 2, itÂs a lot of fun with the high-downforce GTLM cars. ItÂs obviously nice to be quick, to have both cars top both sessions.ÂŽ Thanks to the generous support of SiriusXM Canada, the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 co-driven by Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente once again will be on the grid for SundayÂs Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura stays hot in GTD Parente showed his appreciation for the support on Friday by posting the fastest lap in GT Daytona (GTD) practice with a lap of 1:16.574 (115.605 mph). ÂLook, [Practice] doesnÂt mean anything,ÂŽ Parente said. ÂItÂd be nice if [this] afternoon, the results were like that, but weÂll see. No, we had a really good day, tried a few things we wanted. Now the whole time is going to think what weÂre going to do setup-wise for the whole race. It was a very good, positive day.ÂŽ It was another solid day in what has been a solid season so far for the No. 86 squad. Legge and the team head into SundayÂs race one point behind the class-leading No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracn GT3 and drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow. ÂEvery race apart from Sebring, weÂve Â“nished on the podium,ÂŽ Parente said. ÂI think the momentumÂs always been there. ItÂd be really nice to get a win. The team has, unfortunately I wasnÂt there at Detroit (when Legge won with Mario Farnbacher as Parente was unable to compete due to a commitment elsewhere). IÂm really looking forward to trying to get a win, Â“nally, but the momentumÂs always been there. WeÂve been on the top all the time, so weÂll see.ÂŽ Tequila Patrn ESM focuses on one-car effort With a quick turnaround from last SundayÂs SahlenÂs Six Hours of The Glen to this weekendÂs Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, the Tequila Patrn ESM is Â“elding only its No. 22 Nissan DPi this weekend. Regular No. 22 driver Pipo Derani will be joined this weekend by Ryan Dalziel, as regular drivers Johannes van Overbeek (No. 22) and Scott Sharp (No. 2) sit out. The team encountered multiple engine issues last weekend at Watkins Glen, and a shortage of parts led to the decision to run the single car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The team expects to Â“eld both entries in the next WeatherTech Championship Prototype event, the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America on Aug. 3-5. ÂDue to our spare engine availability after the weekend we have decided to focus all of our available resources and run just one car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,ÂŽ said team owner/driver Sharp. ÂRyan and Pipo will share the driving duties and we look to rebound in a seriously positive way. CTMP has always been a strong track for Tequila Patrn ESM.ÂŽCOREFROM PAGE 1 ALLEN MOODY PHOTOThe No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR picked up the GTLM class victory at Sebring. The No. 86 Acura of Meyer Shank Racing at Sebring International Raceway. Pipo Derani drives the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan DPi on the way to victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presnted by Advance Auto Parts. The No. 22 car will be the only ESM to race today. www.MillersCentralAir.com 863-699-5455 863-382-8488 CAC058675 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! Â€ Installation Â€ Maintenance Â€ Repair Â€ Air Quality Â€ Duct Work Â€ Duct Cleaning Â€ Dryer Vent Cleaning Financing Availableadno=3593914 adno=3591757
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 www.highlandsnewssun.com The good news on Friday for driver Helio Castroneves was that he posted the third-quickest time of the afternoon practice session in the No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi at 1:07.881 (130.410 mph). The bad news is that the session came to an early end for the Brazilian driver when he spun and crashed into the tire barrier at Turn 5. He was treated and released in the inÂ“eld care center. And although he wasnÂt seriously injured in the incident, adding insult to injury was the fact that CastronevesÂ beloved Brazilian soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup in its quarterÂ“nals match against Belgium. ÂBad day for Brazil,ÂŽ Castroneves said. ÂI had spun before a little bit in Turn 5. IÂm not sure, we kept on locking the power steering wheel, but the Acura car was really good. I was just learning and pushing and obviously, as the tires go a little bit away, I should understand a little bit more. ÂI was just trying to push it as much as I could, and as soon as I hit the bottom before (Turn) 5, the rear just snapped before even going into the corner. It was a big one. IÂm very happy that everythingÂs safe. ÂHopefully, it didnÂt damage the chassis. ItÂs a shame to put the boys in this situation, but IÂm counting on my man Ricky to put a big lap in and see what happens.ÂŽCastroneves fine after ugly crashSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 7 Acura races at Sebring International Raceway. PLEASE GIVE BLOOD HELP SAVE LIVES BIRMINGHAM, Alabama Â„ The Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors features a Â“eld as diverse as any youÂll Â“nd in bass Â“shing. ItÂs not unusual for a boater from North Carolina to be paired with a non-boater from California or Oregon on the Â“rst day. Then on Day 2, that same boater might be paired with someone from Australia or Japan. No matter where theyÂre from, this yearÂs B.A.S.S. Nation Championship venue should offer a little something to make them all feel right at home. B.A.S.S. ofÂ“cials announced today that Pickwick Lake Â„ a 43,000-acre Tennessee River Â“shery that sports excellent populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass Â„ will host the annual year-end event, which is scheduled for Nov. 8-10. More than 125 anglers will take off from McFarland Park in Florence each competition day and weigh-ins will be held at the same location. ÂWeÂre really excited to be having the Championship at a venue with as much to offer as Pickwick Lake,ÂŽ said Jon Stewart, director of the B.A.S.S. Nation, which has chapters in 47 states, nine countries and the province of Ontario. ÂWhen you go to Pickwick Â„ especially during that really good stretch in the fall Â„ you never know what itÂs going to take to win. ÂYouÂd better have a plan going in, plus a backup plan and a second backup plan Â„ and youÂd better consider largemouth and smallmouth because theyÂre both usually going to play.ÂŽ Pickwick has been the site of numerous B.A.S.S. events, dating back to the early 1980s. Former pro angler and current Bassmaster LIVE host Davy Hite of South Carolina won a Bassmaster Elite Series event on the lake in 2011 with a four-day total of 84 pounds, 9 ounces. The Â“sheryÂs historical signiÂ“cance makes it a Â“tting venue for the Championship, considering the tremendous effect the event has on the pro-Â“shing world each year. The Top 3 Â“nishers from the Championship will earn a spot in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKÂS Sporting Goods, which is set for March 15-17 in Knoxville, Tenn. The list of anglers who qualiÂ“ed for the Bassmaster Classic through the Nation Championship at the start of their careers includes IdahoÂs Brandon Palaniuk, New JerseyÂs Michael Iaconelli and ConnecticutÂs Paul Mueller. The Top 3 Â“nishers from the Nation Championship will receive the ÂNationÂs BestÂŽ package, which includes paid entry fees into the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens division of their choice in 2019 and the use of a fully rigged Phoenix boat for the year.Pickwick Lake to host B.A.S.S. Nation ChampionshipSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN GETTYS BRANNON PHOTOThe 2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors will be held on AlabamaÂs Pickwick Lake, Nov. 8-10. Caleb Sumrall, who is now an Elite Series rookie, won the title last year and a berth to compete in the 2018 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKÂS Sporting Goods. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18adno=3591959 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18
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The News Wire Sunday, July 8, 2018 STATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHER European peace activists march against TrumpÂs NATO visitSee page 3 LOS ANGELES Â„ FireÂ“ghters toiled in stiÂ”ing heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildÂ“res across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds that sent an overnight inferno hopscotching through the Santa Barbara County community of Goleta vanished in the morning, allowing Â“reÂ“ghters to extinguish smoldering ruins of an estimated 20 structures, including homes. The Â“reÂs spread was stopped at about 100 acres or less and teams were working on an accurate tally of damage in the neighborhood, where some houses were in ruins while homes next door were intact. Eric Durtschi stood outside his destroyed house, where a burned-out car stood in the driveway and kidsÂ bicycles were strewn about. Durtschi, his wife and six children had left Utah and moved in just a few weeks ago. He said he hadnÂt yet told his two oldest children their home was gone. A neighborÂs home across the street was spared. The man had stayed through the night spraying down other peopleÂs houses. Elsewhere in Southern California, Â“reÂ“ghters increased containment of a central San Diego County Â“re that rapidly spread over 400 acres, destroyed 18 structures and damaged eight, and a wildÂ“re in the San Bernardino National Forest was holding at 1.5 square miles and forced evacuation of about 700 homes in the mountain community of Forest Falls. Fires also burned on the Marine CorpsÂ sprawling Camp Pendleton base in northern San Diego County. The Southern California Â“res erupted Friday as strong high pressure over the West spawned an epic heat wave that saw parts of Los Angeles broil in temperatures up to 117 degrees. There was little relief overnight. ÂTemperatures at 8 a.m. were ridiculously over 100 degreesÂŽ in foothills near Forest Falls and many inland valleys, the National Weather Service said. Forecasters said the regionÂs siege of heat would gradually ease through the weekend, but the unstable air mass unleashed downpours that triggered Â”ash-Â”ood warnings for the mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Further up north and just south of the California-Oregon border, the 34-square-mile Klamathon Fire in rural Siskiyou County was just 5 percent contained. The body of a resident was found Friday in the PHOENIX Â„ The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for Â agua .ÂŽ Then it was the childÂs turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings. ÂIÂm embarrassed to ask it, because I donÂt know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law,ÂŽ Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-yearold boy. The boy is one of hundreds of children who need to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, many of them split from mothers and fathers as a result of the Trump administrationÂs Âzero-tolerance policy.ÂŽ The separations have become an embarrassment to the administration as stories of crying children separated from mothers and kept apart for weeks on end dominated the news in recent weeks. Critics have also seized on the nationÂs immigration court system that requires children Â„ some still in diapers Â„ to have appearances before judges and go through deportation proceedings while separated from their parents. Such children donÂt have a right to a court-appointed attorney, and 90 percent of kids without a lawyer are returned to their home countries, according to Kids in Need of Defense, a group that provides legal representation. In Phoenix on Friday, the Honduran boy named Johan waited over an hour to see the judge. His attorney told Richardson that the boyÂs father had brought him to the U.S. but that they had been separated, although itÂs unclear when. He said the father, who was now in Honduras, was removed from the country under false pretenses that he would be able to leave with his son. For a while, the child wore dress shoes, but later he was in just socks as he waited to see the judge. He was silent and calm for most of the hearing, though he cried hysterically afterward for the few seconds that a worker handed him to another person while she gathered his diaper bag. He is in the custody of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department in Arizona. Richardson said the boyÂs case raised red Â”ags over a looming court-ordered deadline to reunite small children with their families. A federal judge in San Diego gave the agency until next Tuesday to reunite kids under 5 with their parents and until July 26 for all others. Richardson repeatedly told the Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney who was acting as the prosecutor that he should make note of the cases involving young children because of the governmentÂs obligation to meet the reuniÂ“cation deadline. The attorney said New wildfires sweep through California, burning homes1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with familyBy JOHN ANTCZAKASSOCIATED PRESSBy ASTRID GALVANASSOCIATED PRESS WILDFIRES | 4 REUNITED | 4PYONGYANG, North Korea Â„ High-level talks between the United States and North Korea appeared to hit a snag on Saturday as Pyongyang said a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been ÂregrettableÂŽ and accused Washington of making Âgangster-likeÂŽ demands to pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons. The statement from the North came just hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean ofÂ“cials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War. While Pompeo offered a relatively positive assessment of his meetings, North KoreaÂs Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the U.S. betrayed the spirit of last monthÂs summit between President Donald Trump and Kim by making Âunilateral and gangster-likeÂŽ demands on ÂCVID,ÂŽ or the complete, veriÂ“able and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea. It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was Âvery concerningÂŽ because it has led to a Âdangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been Â“rm.ÂŽ There has been growing skepticism in the U.S. over how serious Kim is about giving up his nuclear arsenal, and both sides have said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim reached in Singapore. ÂWe had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leadersÂ summit ... we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,ÂŽ said the statement, released by an unnamed spokesman and carried by the NorthÂs ofÂ“cial Korean Central News Agency. ÂHowever, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the Â“rst high-level meeting (between the countries) was no doubt regrettable,ÂŽ the spokesman said. ÂOur expectations and hopes were so naive it could be called foolish.ÂŽ According to the spokesman, the North raised the issue of a possible declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, which concluded with an armistice and not a peace treaty, but the U.S. came up with a variety of Âconditions and excusesÂŽ to delay a declaration. The spokesman also downplayed the signiÂ“cance of the U.S. suspending its military exercises with South Korea, saying the North made a larger concession by blowing up the tunnels at its nuclear test site. In criticizing the talks with Pompeo, however, the North carefully avoided attacking Trump, saying Âwe wholly North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ÂregrettableÂBy ANDREW HARNIK and MATTHEW LEEASSOCIATED PRESSBERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. Â„ President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday, making Â“nal deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club. Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: ÂBig decision will soon be made on our next Justice of the Supreme Court!ÂŽ The president, who is planning a Monday night announcement from the East Room in the White House, has told reporters that he was focused on four people and Âof the four people I have it down to three or two.ÂŽ He had dinner Friday night with Vice President Mike Pence, who has also been meeting with some of the Â“nalists. The presidentÂs top contenders include federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, with judges Thomas Hardiman and Amy Coney Barrett also considered in the mix. As part of the rollout process, the White House has been preparing information packages on all four, said two people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Starting from a list of 25 names vetted by conservative groups, Trump has also given serious consideration to federal appeals court judges Amul Thapar and Joan Larsen. The president enjoyed the suspenseful process leading up to his announcement last year that he was nominating Neil Gorsuch for the high court and is hoping to keep the guessing game going until he announces his pick Monday in prime time. The president and White House ofÂ“cials involved in the process have Â“elded calls and messages and have been on the receiving end of public pleas and op-eds for or against speciÂ“c candidates ever since Kennedy announced on June 27 that he would retire this summer.Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nearsBy CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESS TALKS | 4COURT | 4 AP PHOTOU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, left, a North Korean senior ruling party ocial and former intelligence chief, return to discussions after a break at Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday. Members of the North Korean military salute the motorcade carrying U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as it makes its way to the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday. Pompeo is on a trip traveling to North Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Abu Dhabi, and Brussels. AP PHOTOFlames consume a home on N. Fairview Ave. as the Holiday re burns in Goleta, Calif., on Saturday. The blaze has destroyed multiple homes.
Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 93 LOW 7540% chance of rain 25% chance of rainPartly sunny and humid; a p.m. t-storm93 / 7555% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREBrief morning showers, then a thunderstorm88 / 7465% chance of rain TUESDAYWatch for a strong afternoon thunderstorm91 / 7440% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMainly cloudy and humid with a t-storm92 / 7655% chance of rain FRIDAYRather cloudy and humid with a t-storm90 / 7660% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 4 2 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 670-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE879510310510095Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.05ÂŽ Month to date 3.08ÂŽ Normal month to date 2.09ÂŽ Year to date 29.61ÂŽ Normal year to date 23.05ÂŽ Record 1.80ÂŽ (1983) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.26ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 5.75ÂŽ Normal month to date 1.77ÂŽ Year to date 19.84ÂŽ Normal year to date 22.51ÂŽ Record 1.80ÂŽ (2006) High/Low 91/75 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 68 (1994) High/Low 88/70 High/Low 90/75 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 69 (1971)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 3.08 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 29.61 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 88 75 t 90 76 t Bradenton 92 78 pc 91 76 pc Clearwater 91 77 pc 91 77 pc Coral Springs 91 78 t 91 76 t Daytona Beach 87 73 t 87 73 t Fort Lauderdale 90 78 t 90 76 t Fort Myers 94 74 pc 93 75 pc Gainesville 91 74 t 89 74 t Jacksonville 86 73 t 86 72 t Key Largo 88 81 t 89 79 s Key West 89 83 pc 91 83 pc Lakeland 92 74 pc 89 73 t Melbourne 90 74 t 90 76 t Miami 90 77 t 90 75 t Naples 93 76 pc 94 76 pc Ocala 89 72 t 88 73 t Okeechobee 90 72 t 89 72 t Orlando 89 73 t 88 72 t Panama City 88 75 t 89 75 t Pensacola 86 75 t 90 77 t Pompano Beach 91 80 t 91 79 pc St. Augustine 86 75 t 85 74 t St. Petersburg 92 75 pc 91 75 pc Sarasota 92 76 pc 92 76 pc Tallahassee 90 73 t 89 73 t Tampa 92 77 pc 91 76 pc Vero Beach 90 72 t 91 73 t West Palm Beach 90 76 t 89 77 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 11:20a 5:11a --7:13p Mon. 1:18a 5:55a 12:03p 8:13p Today 9:57a 3:27a 11:55p 5:29p Mon. 10:40a 4:11a --6:29p Today 9:06a 2:01a 11:30p 4:23p Mon. 9:41a 2:40a --5:18p Today 12:13a 5:40a 11:52a 7:42p Mon. 1:50a 6:24a 12:35p 8:42p Today 8:12a 2:06a 10:10p 4:08p Mon. 8:55a 2:50a 11:35p 5:08p E 6-12 1-2 Light E 3-6 0-1 LightFt. Myers 94/74 part cldy morning Punta Gorda 94/74 part cldy morning Sarasota 92/76 part cldy morning The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 Today 2:41 a.m. 3:52 p.m. Monday 3:23 a.m. 4:54 p.m. Today 6:41 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Monday 6:41 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 1:58a 8:10a 2:23p 8:36p Mon. 2:43a 8:57a 3:11p 9:24p Tue. 3:32a 9:47a 4:02p 10:16p CHRIS Monterrey 88/72 Chihuahua 86/63 Los Angeles 95/70 Washington 85/67 New York 82/68 Miami 90/77 Atlanta 82/70 Detroit 85/64 Houston 86/74 Kansas City 89/68 Chicago 86/68 Minneapolis 90/71 El Paso 90/72 Denver 97/66 Billings 89/65 San Francisco 76/60 Seattle 79/57 Toronto 84/61 Montreal 85/62 Winnipeg 84/58 Ottawa 87/60 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 07/8/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 87 67 t 84 66 t Anchorage 63 55 c 61 52 r Atlanta 82 70 pc 87 71 pc Baltimore 84 62 s 88 68 s Billings 89 65 s 94 69 s Birmingham 85 72 pc 86 72 t Boise 99 66 s 102 65 s Boston 82 65 s 87 69 s Buffalo 83 65 s 83 67 s Burlington, VT 87 62 s 91 66 s Charleston, WV 85 59 s 87 63 s Charlotte 85 62 pc 88 66 s Chicago 86 68 s 91 73 s Cincinnati 87 66 s 89 71 s Cleveland 84 66 s 88 72 s Columbia, SC 89 68 pc 92 70 pc Columbus, OH 86 65 s 89 69 s Concord, NH 86 55 s 91 62 s Dallas 92 74 pc 88 74 t Denver 97 66 s 96 65 s Des Moines 87 65 s 92 68 s Detroit 85 64 s 92 70 s Duluth 85 65 t 83 58 pc Fairbanks 69 54 pc 72 53 pc Fargo 89 63 t 88 62 pc Hartford 86 59 s 90 64 s Helena 89 60 s 94 63 s Honolulu 86 75 sh 87 76 sh Houston 86 74 t 87 74 t Indianapolis 87 68 s 88 71 s Jackson, MS 87 71 t 90 72 t Kansas City 89 68 s 92 71 s Knoxville 87 66 pc 87 68 s Las Vegas 110 88 pc 107 88 t Los Angeles 95 70 pc 91 71 pc Louisville 90 71 pc 90 73 s Memphis 88 73 pc 88 75 t Milwaukee 82 66 s 89 69 s Minneapolis 90 71 s 89 70 pc Montgomery 88 70 t 90 73 t Nashville 88 71 pc 89 73 pc New Orleans 86 74 t 89 76 t New York City 82 68 s 87 70 s Norfolk, VA 82 69 pc 83 68 s Oklahoma City 89 68 s 87 69 t Omaha 90 65 s 93 70 s Philadelphia 85 63 s 88 68 s Phoenix 110 86 s 104 86 t Pittsburgh 82 60 s 85 66 s Portland, ME 83 60 s 86 66 s Portland, OR 86 59 pc 79 59 pc Providence 82 61 s 87 67 s Raleigh 83 60 pc 87 63 s Salt Lake City 101 76 pc 99 77 pc St. Louis 88 72 s 91 75 s San Antonio 91 72 t 89 71 t San Diego 82 72 pc 82 72 pc San Francisco 76 60 pc 76 61 pc Seattle 79 57 pc 73 57 pc Washington, DC 85 67 s 88 71 s Amsterdam 75 58 s 73 56 c Baghdad 115 84 s 115 87 s Beijing 79 69 t 85 69 t Berlin 79 59 pc 76 54 c Buenos Aires 57 38 pc 55 38 pc Cairo 99 78 s 99 79 s Calgary 74 50 s 82 56 pc Cancun 86 77 t 88 77 t Dublin 76 55 pc 71 50 pc Edmonton 72 51 pc 82 55 pc Halifax 73 58 s 73 58 s Kiev 79 60 pc 79 60 pc London 86 61 pc 85 58 c Madrid 96 67 s 98 69 s Mexico City 71 54 t 73 53 t Montreal 85 62 s 88 67 pc Ottawa 87 60 pc 90 64 pc Paris 87 61 pc 85 60 pc Regina 79 53 s 81 63 s Rio de Janeiro 86 70 s 74 67 r Rome 86 68 s 85 67 s St. JohnÂs 71 55 s 71 51 pc San Juan 87 79 pc 84 78 r Sydney 63 51 s 62 49 s Tokyo 87 77 pc 88 77 pc Toronto 84 61 s 89 64 s Vancouver 72 56 pc 71 56 pc Winnipeg 84 58 pc 80 56 sHigh ................. 111 at Riverside, CALow ......... 27 at West Yellowstone, MT(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86Ten inches of rain fell July 8, 1935, near Cortland, N.Y., with similar amounts southward to Pottsville, Pa. Q: How many U.S. forest Â“ res are started each year by lightning?A: Over 7,000. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. 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The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 USEDFIASCOSLABRANG NOTABIGDEALRENIEVER PLAYINGCARDSTAGEDOOR COLDDAYMBALOGCABIN RELFROGGYRACED GOJISPOILERHATHA EVANSEXPOAHEMSNCIS DARKARTPARTAYAWE TORPEDOESLACUNAR STDLAIRPOTTEDPLANT NOOUTLETZENHAVANANS BLOCKBUSTERWIVEANA CATTOYSTRUTHSERA TMIBOOGIESTOOPTO VENNTRAPSGRABKNEAD UHHUHUSHEREDSIZE ERVINEMETICOUT UNTANGLEARTSTRINGS STRUCKOILPASSINGLANE ONORSOMEICANSEETHAT BENEODEDGETLITSAWSANSWERS to crossword ANNAPOLIS, Md. Â„ When a man with a shotgun shattered the glass door of the Capital Gazette newspaper ofÂ“ce and began to shoot, Wendi Winters stood up. Weeks before the June 28 attack in Annapolis, Winters had taken active-shooter training at her church, where a police ofÂ“cer presented the options: Run if you can run. Hide if you can hide. Fight only if you must. Winters fought. Janel Cooley, a survivor of the shooting that killed Winters and four others, said she watched from under her desk as the 20-year newspaper veteran rose to meet her attacker. Winters charged forward holding a trash can and recycling bin, said Cooley, a sales consultant. Winters shouted something like ÂNo! You stop that!ÂŽ or ÂYou get out of here!ÂŽ like she was warding off an unwanted dog. ÂShe may have distracted him enough that he forgot about me, because I deÂ“nitely stood up and was looking at the door,ÂŽ Cooley said. ÂIÂm sure he wasnÂt expecting anyone to charge him.ÂŽ WintersÂ colleagues agree she saved their lives. Of the 11 employees in the ofÂ“ce during the attack, six survived. But the training shouldnÂt get all the credit Â„ not according to those who knew Winters. From the details her family has of the attack, WintersÂ son Phoenix Geimer said, Âit sounds like her.ÂŽ ÂSheÂs got four kids, sheÂs not going to take it from anyone,ÂŽ he said. When Cooley heard the wall-shaking bang that began the attack, she was the only sales representative in the ofÂ“ce. She saw an intruder with a gun and dropped to the Â”oor, where she heard Winters confront the shooter and heard the weapon Â“re. After the attacker passed her, Cooley was able to run from her hiding spot and out of the building. Paul Gillespie heard Winters yell a deÂ“ant ÂNo!ÂŽ from his hiding place a few steps away. Reporters Phil Davis and Rachael Pacella didnÂt see Winters charge, but they saw her body in the newsroom walkway, not at her usual seat. Anthony Messenger saw the same. The gunman killed Winters and four others Â„ editor Rob Hiaasen, editorial editor Gerald Fischman, reporter John McNamara and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. Jarrod Ramos, a man with a longtime grudge against the paper, has been charged in their deaths. Cpl. Jim Shiloh told trainees at the Unitarian Universalist session Winters attended that creating a distraction could buy time for others. Police use the Ârun, hide, Â“ghtÂŽ training nationwide, said police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure. If a threat is imminent and people are dying, Frashure said, anything Â„ a Â“re extinguisher, a stapler, a trash can Â„ can be used as a deterrent. Winters bought time for Pacella, Davis and Messenger, they said, who were at their desks toward the back of the newsroom when the shooting started. Pacella hid under her desk. Messenger grabbed his keys and headed for the back door, which was barricaded, and then hid. Davis looked toward the crashing glass, then hit the Â”oor. Davis has a snapshot in his mind of everyone where they were when the gunman blasted in, he said. Winters was originally at her desk. Messenger said he remembers seeing Winters there with a puzzled look on her face as the attack began. As Pacella and Davis hid, they heard the same shots Cooley did. Then there was a pause. They thought it was over. The pause, Davis said, could have been Winters intervening. It gave Pacella time to get up from under her desk, run for the back door, and then hide between Â“ling cabinets. ÂI think that Wendi doing what she did served as enough of a distraction that maybe he didnÂt see us,ÂŽ Pacella said. ÂI absolutely think that Wendi Winters saved my life.ÂŽCapital Gazette staff: Colleague charged shooterBy DANIELLE OHLCAPITAL GAZETTEMar-a-Lago wants to hire 61 foreign workers Police: Man says heÂd kill supporters of Trump, congressman Chicago march leader: Âthe people won todayÂ Lawmaker: Tent shelter for immigrant teens open indefinitelyPALM BEACH (AP) Â„ President Donald TrumpÂs Mar-a-Lago Club wants to hire 61 foreign workers for its upcoming season, which begins in November. According to applications Â“led this week with the U.S. Labor Department, Mar-a-Lago wants to hire 40 waiters and waitresses at $12.68 an hour and 21 cooks at $13.31. On the application, club managers attest they canÂt Â“nd enough Americans qualiÂ“ed, willing and available to do the work. Trump has criticized U.S. companies for employing foreign workers, but has defended Mar-a-LagoÂs hiring practices, saying there arenÂt enough local applicants. Last year the club hired 70 foreign workers under the H-2B visa program, which is for seasonal, non-agriculture employees. Many resorts in the Palm Beach area use the program to Â“nd seasonal help. Trump frequently visits Mar-aLago from November to May. NESCONSET, N.Y. (AP) Â„ Police say an angry Long Island man nearly backed over a campaign worker moments after saying he wanted to kill supporters of President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, both Republicans. Martin Astrof was charged Friday with making a terroristic threat and reckless endangerment. The 75-year-old was jailed pending a Saturday arraignment. Information on his lawyer wasnÂt immediately available. A message on his home phone wasnÂt immediately returned. Suffolk County police say Astrof confronted campaign worker Donato Panico at ZeldinÂs campaign headquarters. They say he aggressively backed up his car and nearly struck Panico before speeding off. Zeldin has represented parts of Long Island since 2015. He says heÂs received threats since TrumpÂs election. He tweeted on Saturday that TrumpÂs son, Donald Jr., had reached out to make sure Panico was OK. CHICAGO (AP) Â„ The leader of an anti-violence march that shut down a Chicago freeway says Âthe people won today.ÂŽ Thousands of people marched a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of Interstate 94 to draw attention to gun violence. The Rev. Michael PÂ”eger, who organized the march, says people of many races and ages came together to say, ÂWeÂre tired of the damn violence in Chicago.ÂŽ SaturdayÂs march ended around 1 p.m., roughly three hours after protesters Â“rst entered whatÂs known as the Dan Ryan Expressway and less than EL PASO, Texas (AP) Â„ A state senator says heÂs been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indeÂ“nitely. Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Â„ The yearÂs Â“rst Atlantic hurricane lost strength Saturday morning, declining to Tropical Storm Beryl as it headed for the eastern islands of the Caribbean. The storm produced top winds of 65 mph and continues to pose no threat to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Beryl had triggered a hurricane watch for Dominica and tropical storm watches for Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. But the hurricane watch has been discontinued, although tropical storm watches remain in force. Forecasts for the small stormÂs winds were reduced, with it no longer expected to generate 100 mph winds as it nears the Caribbean. The hurricane center had said the stormÂs extremely small size Â„ hurricane-force winds extended only 10 miles from its center Â„ makes its intensity difÂ“cult to predict. By the time it reaches the central Caribbean Tuesday, the storm system could dissipate into a just an area of low pressure. Beryl, ÂWeakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday,ÂŽ forecasters said.Beryl loses hurricane strength as it maintains a course for CaribbeanBy DAVID FLESHLERSUN SENTINEL 90 minutes after Illinois State Police shut down all northbound trafÂ“c. PÂ”eger says the next step is for the governor, mayor and other ofÂ“cials to meet with the community and come up with a plan to help neighborhoods on ChicagoÂs South and West sides. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called the shutdown of a Chicago interstate by anti-violence protesters Âunacceptable.ÂŽ The Republican said in a tweet Saturday that he was ÂdisappointedÂŽ in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He called on Emanuel to Âtake swift and decisive action to put an end to this kind of chaos.ÂŽ Emanuel responded in a tweet: ÂIt was a peaceful protest. Delete your account.ÂŽ Thousands of protesters marched on ChicagoÂs Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday to draw attention to the cityÂs gun violence and pressure public ofÂ“cials to do more to stop it. facility Friday morning. More than 300 teens are being housed at Tornillo, which the U.S. government opened last month because its existing shelters were at capacity. More than 2,000 children have been put in government shelters after being separated from their parents under the Trump administrationÂs zero-tolerance policy. Rodriguez says an ofÂ“cial at the facility told him it would stay open past a previous July 13 deadline on the facilityÂs initial contract. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to questions Saturday. AP PHOTOProtesters march on the Dan Ryan Expressway, Saturday, in Chicago.BRUSSELS (AP) Â„ European activists protested Saturday against U.S. President Donald TrumpÂs upcoming appearance at NATO, marching through BelgiumÂs capital to plead for less military spending and more public money for schools and clean energy. The ÂTrump Not WelcomeÂŽ march and a companion concert came as European and North American leaders prepare for an annual summit at NATOÂs Brussels headquarters. Trump accuses NATO allies of not doing enough to defend themselves and is demanding that they increase their military budgets. The protest organizers oppose more military spending, and attracted a high-spirited, diverse crowd of thousands that wended through central Brussels while demonstrating on behalf of multiple causes during the peaceful march. ÂNATO Game OverÂŽ read one banner; others read ÂPro-America, AntiTrump.ÂŽ Some protesters waved rainbow banners and Palestinian and Cuban Â”ags. Others campaigned for keeping immigrant families together or stopping austerity plans that hurt the poor; for the closure of coal and nuclear plants; or for an end to racism and sexism. The U.S. president is heading for Europe as his protectionist trade policies and withdrawal from the Paris climate accord have angered some of the leaders he will see at the NATO summit on Wednesday and Thursday. Members of the western military alliance have agreed on a goal of each country devoting 2 percent of GDP to defense within a decade. The alliance agreed to stop cutting defense budgets after Russia annexed UkraineÂs Crimea in 2014. TrumpÂs aggressive stance toward NATO allies who have not advanced toward the target has created tensions. He wrote the leaders of Denmark, Norway, Canada and Germany last month to ratchet up the pressure, saying Âthe United States is increasingly unwilling to ignore the European failure to meet shared security commitments.ÂŽEuropean peace activists march against TrumpÂs NATO visit Insider attack kills US service member in Afghanistan At least 9 killed in attack on SomaliaÂs interior ministry Haiti suspends fuel price hike after protesters riotKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Â„ The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Kabul has conÂ“rmed that a U.S. service member has been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan. A Saturday statement by the Resolute Support Mission said that two other U.S. service members were wounded but in stable condition. It added that the name of the deceased service member was being withheld until next of kin is notiÂ“ed. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yosuf Ahmadi, said in a message to media Saturday that the shooting, which took place in the southern Uruzgan province, was carried out by a member of the Afghan security force who acted alone, but that the group ÂappreciatedÂŽ his attack. It was not immediately clear what became of the shooter. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) Â„ A least nine people were killed in an attack on SomaliaÂs interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as the PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Â„ The Haitian government suspended a fuel price hike Saturday after widespread violence broke out across the capital and in the northern city of Cap-Haitien. Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant said the country needed to raise prices to balance the budget and gave no indication he would back down. But his administration bowed to pressure after demonstrators took to the streets in protest. A journalist from The Associated Press reported seeing several hundred people on Saturday attack a Best Western Premiere hotel in Petion-Ville, one of the capitalÂs wealthiest | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDal-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. A number of people, mostly government workers, were trapped in the ministry on what had been a normal business day. Witnesses said some staffers died or were injured while leaping from windows or walls in an effort to escape. At least 13 people were wounded, paramedic Mohamed Adam said. The morning attack began when a suicide car bomber detonated at the gates of the interior ministry compound, which is close to the presidential palace and parliament headquarters and also holds the security ministry, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press. Dozens of people eventually were rescued in the operation, Hussein said, as ambulance sirens echoed and soldiers opened Â“re to disperse bystanders and motorists. The Somalia-based alShabab, an arm of al-Qaida, often targets high-proÂ“le areas of the capital, Mogadishu. The group was blamed for the October truck bombing that killed more than 500 people in the deadliest attack in the countryÂs history. The United States under the Trump administration has stepped up military efforts in Somalia, including dozens of drone strikes. At least two U.S. military personnel have been killed. neighborhoods. Guests were forced to remain inside as rocks were hurled through windows. Security manned the building, but rioters shattered the main entrance before moving to another hotel. No injuries or deaths were reported during the dayÂs incidents, but at least three people were killed Friday as protesters used burning tires and barricades to block major streets. At one point they attempted to set a gas station on Â“re but were held off by police. The demonstrations began after the Commerce Ministry and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene.NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS
Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 8, the 189th day of 2018. There are 176 days left in the year. Today in history On July 8, 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, outside the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia. On this date In 1889 The Wall Street Journal was first published. In 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first ÂFollies,ÂŽ on the roof of the New York Theater. In 1919 President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France. In 1947 a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at Roswell Army Air Field as saying they had recovered a Âflying saucerÂŽ that crashed onto a ranch; officials then said it was actually a weather balloon. (To this day, there are those who believe what fell to Earth was an alien spaceship carrying extra-terrestrial beings.) In 1950 President Harry S. Truman named Gen. Douglas MacArthur commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea. (Truman ended up sacking MacArthur for insubordination nine months later.) In 1965 Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 21, a Douglas DC-6B, crashed in British Columbia after the tail separated from the fuselage; all 52 people on board were killed in what authorities said was the result of an apparent bombing. In 1986 Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes. In 1994 Kim Il Sung, North KoreaÂs communist leader since 1948, died at age 82. TodayÂs birthdays Singer Steve Lawrence is 83. Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 74. Ballerina Cynthia Gregory is 72. Actress Kim Darby is 71. Actress Jonelle Allen is 70. ChildrenÂs performer Raffi is 70. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is 69. Actress Anjelica Huston is 67. Writer Anna Quindlen is 66. Actor Kevin Bacon is 60. Actor Robert Knepper is 59. Rock musician Andy Fletcher (Depeche Mode) is 57. Country singer Toby Keith is 57. Rock singer Joan Osborne is 56. Writer-producer Rob Burnett is 56. Actor Rocky Carroll is 55. Actor Corey Parker is 53. Actor Lee Tergesen is 53. Actor Michael B. Silver is 51. Actor Billy Crudup is 50. Actor Michael Weatherly is 50. Singer Beck is 48. Country singer Drew Womack (Sons of the Desert) is 48. Actress Sophia Bush is 36. Actor Jake McDorman is 32. Actress Maya Hawke is 20. Actor Jaden Smith is 20. Bible verse ÂCommit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall also bring it to pass.ÂŽ Â„ Psalms 37:5. This verse brings guaranteed satisfaction. Focus your attention on the Lord and enjoy His blessings. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Â„ A Florida city manager could lose his job after allegedly throwing a tantrum over a coupon for a bundt cake. Dannie Augustin told city commissioners this week that Sunrise City Manager Richard Salamon became enraged when the bakery refused to honor his coupon for a free cake because the coupon had expired. Augustin said the city manager told employees to break the rules and just give him the $3.99 deal. One of the commissioners is calling for SalamonÂs resignation. Salamon could not be reached for comment. The Sun Sentinel reports the commissioner has set a special meeting for July 5 to discuss the matter.ODD NEWS Florida city manager could lose job over bundt cakeDear Mr. Berko: I wonÂt own stock in companies that sell guns, sell tobacco, sell liquor, poison the environment or cheat the American public as banks and health insurance companies have. My stockbroker recommended that I buy 300 shares of PÂ“zer. But I donÂt want to invest in a pharmaceutical company that is being sued for hundreds of millions of dollars because it hurts and deceives people. He says I am Âbeing stupid.ÂŽ We have disagreed over this frequently. Please give me your thoughts. Â„ LN, Wilmington, N.C. Dear LN: Your broker recommended a supercalifragilistic stock. Most industries in which government money is involved Â„ banking, defense, construction, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare Â„ are rife with heisters. ThatÂs life; get used to it. We have tons of fraud, graft, artiÂ“ce, embezzlement and Â”imÂ”ammers among doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and the pharmaceutical industry. ItÂs as natural as rain and as normal as sunshine. In 2017, Americans spent $3.6 trillion on health care, and that amount should grow by 7.4 percent annually over the coming decade. According to the Rand Corp., over $98 billion of our annual health care spending was prosecutable last year. (ThatÂs a low estimate, according to an unnamed source whoÂs a big shot with a large publicly traded health insurer.) That $98 billion would buy enough marshmallows to Â“ll Yankee Stadium 48 times over. Meanwhile, PÂ“zerÂs (PFE-$35.50) missteps are small beans. In 2016, PFE agreed to a $785 million fraud settlement, claiming that between 2001 and 2008, it overcharged Medicaid for its acid reÂ”ux drug Protonix. In 2009, PFE paid $2.3 billion to settle criminal allegations that it had illegally marketed a painkiller called Bextra, which effectively and quickly relieves most arthritis pain. And in 2004, PFE paid $392 million because of excessive charges to Medicare and Medicaid for Neurontin, a highly effective anti-seizure drug. PFE isnÂt alone; others, including Merck and Eli Lilly, are guiltier than sin. Hospital Corporation of America, Tenet Healthcare and LifePoint Health have also paid billions in fraud charges. And because of their importance to the health care industry, these companies and others are considered TBTF Â„ too big to fail. Though fraud, embezzlement, kickbacks and graft are inimical to our economy, theyÂre also a normal cost of doing business in most industries that depend on federal government funds. And like it or not, fraud, artiÂ“ce and deception are natural phenomena in many business and social episodes. All this plunder is factored into the market prices of the shares you buy. PÂ“zer, the company that gave us Viagra and is as naughty and dastardly as past events claim, is a jim-dandy, classy and conservative member of the big pharma gang. PFE Â„ with expected 2018 operating margins of 47 percent, expected net proÂ“t margins of 22 percent and a frequently raised dividend Â„ is, in the opinion of many on Wall Street, among the most attractive stocks in the pharmaceutical industry. PFEÂs portfolio of pharmaceuticals is unmatched in terms of breadth and depth in the global drug market. If you watch TV, youÂll recognize Lyrica, a treatment for nerve pain and epileptic seizures; Prevnar 13, a vaccine widely used to prevent 13 types of pneumococcal bacterial infections; Ibrance, for breast cancer; Enbrel, for rheumatoid arthritis; and Viagra, which speaks for itself. There are other biggies, too, such as Eliquis, which treats pulmonary embolism and blood clots, and Xeljanz, for severe rheumatoid arthritis. Then there are Lipitor, Celebrex, Zithromax, DiÂ”ucan and numerous overthe-counter products, such as Advil, ChapStick, Dimetapp, Robitussin and Preparation H, to name just a few. Many in the brokerage community believe that if PFE continues its TV advertising, it will produce steadily growing revenues, earnings and dividends, plus an even more fecund pipeline. PFE enjoys an A++ Â“nancial rating and has a policy of annual share buybacks. Its balance sheet and income statement are solid, and cash Â”ow should exceed $3 a share this year. I wish you would buy PFE and Â„ like Vanguard, J.P. Morgan, Wellington Financial and T. Rowe Price Â„ enjoy its sweet 3.7 percent dividend. Please address your Â“nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com.Should you invest in a disreputable company? Malcolm Berko As TrumpÂs list tightened, there was some internal concern that the presidentÂs options could be narrowed by the public outcry Â„ particularly what had appeared to be mounting conservative reservations about Kavanaugh. But in recent days the White House has seen the pressure ebb, as KavanaughÂs defenders Â„ most recently Alberto Gonzales, who served as attorney general under President George W. Bush Â„ have provided balance. Now, advisers believe, all of TrumpÂs Â“nalists can earn the support of the presidentÂs party, and ultimately conÂ“rmation. All he has to do is make up his mind. Pence met in person with Kethledge and Barrett while he was vacationing in Indiana earlier this week and met with Kavanaugh at the Naval Observatory on Wednesday, said a person familiar with the process who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Pence has also spoken to Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, about the process. As Trump closes in on his second court pick in two years Â„ a nominee who could tip the balance toward conservatives and revisit landmark rulings on abortion access, gay marriage and other issues Â„ momentum is also growing among GOP supporters and detractors of the top contenders. Aware that judicial picks are key voting issues, Trump has stressed that he wants a justice who will be a strict constitutionalist. Viewed warily by his partyÂs conservative base, Trump has been keen to note that all of his picks have been vetted by conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society. Conservatives and some libertarian-leaning Republicans, including Paul, have raised concerns about Kavanaugh, warning he could disappoint Republicans if his past decisions are a guide. Paul and Cruz are supporting fellow Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, who is not said to be under serious consideration by the White House but is the only lawmaker Trump has considered for the position.COURTFROM PAGE 1maintain our trust toward President Trump,ÂŽ but also that Washington must not allow ÂheadwindsÂŽ against the Âwills of the leaders.ÂŽ In comments to reporters before leaving Pyongyang, Pompeo said his conversations with senior North Korean ofÂ“cial Kim Yong Chol had been Âproductive,ÂŽ conducted Âin good faithÂŽ and that Âa great deal of progressÂŽ had been made in some areas. He stressed that ÂthereÂs still more work to be doneÂŽ in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with speciÂ“c issues. North Korea said it offered to discuss the closure of a missile engine test site, which would Âphysically afÂ“rmÂŽ a move to halt the production of intercontinental range ballistic missiles, and setting up working-level discussions for the return of U.S. war remains. Pompeo said a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean ofÂ“cials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working-level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North KoreaÂs missile engine testing facility. In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress. Pompeo, however, said more talks were needed on both. On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, ÂWe talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.ÂŽ The trip was PompeoÂs third to Pyongyang since April and his Â“rst since the summit. He and Kim Yong Chol met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner. Unlike his previous visits, which have been oneday affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although U.S. ofÂ“cials had suggested such a meeting was expected. As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang. ÂWe did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,ÂŽ Kim said. ÂSo, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.ÂŽ Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting SaturdayÂs session, replied that he Âslept just Â“ne.ÂŽ He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic beneÂ“ts in return. Kim later said that Âthere are things that I have to clarify,ÂŽ to which Pompeo responded that Âthere are things that I have to clarify as well.ÂŽ There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clariÂ“ed, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly ÂdenuclearizationÂŽ would entail and how it could be veriÂ“ed to the satisfaction of the U.S.TALKSFROM PAGE 1CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Â„ A former newspaper reporter conÂ“rms that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also conÂ“rms she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement Friday that she doesnÂt plan to take the matter further. She wrote: ÂI enjoyed my career as a reporter, but it ended a long time ago. I avoided issuing a statement earlier out of concern for my and my familyÂs privacy.ÂŽ Trudeau said Friday that he respects KnightÂs decision to speak out but remembers the encounter with her differently.Woman says Trudeau apologized after encounter he wasnÂt familiar with that deadline and that a different department within ICE handled such matters. ICE spokeswoman Jennifer Elzea said the attorney was familiar with the injunction but didnÂt know the speciÂ“cs of the timeline requirements off the top of his head Âand did not want to misspeak about any timeline commitments without that knowledge.ÂŽ The agencyÂs Enforcement and Removal Operations is leading the review of cases who are a part of the class impacted by the judgeÂs order, while the rest of the agency is supporting them in the effort to complete it in as efÂ“cient and accurate a manner possible. In the end, Johan was granted a voluntary departure order that would allow the government to Â”y him to Honduras so that he could be reunited with his family. An attorney with the Florence Project, an Arizona-based nonproÂ“t that provides free legal help to immigrants, said both his mother and father were in Honduras. The boyÂs case was heard on the same day that the Trump administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years old to ensure the childrenÂs safety and to conÂ“rm their parental relationships. The two sides had a hearing on the matter Friday in San Diego and will determine over the weekend which cases merit a delay. Justice Department attorney Sarah Fabian stressed to the judge that the government is deploying signiÂ“cant resources to ensure that children are being reunited with parents in timely fashion. Around the same time as the San Diego hearing, other kids who had been separated from their parents made their way to court in Phoenix. A boy from Guatemala dressed in a vest and tie was asked by the judge how old he was, and the child simply put Â“ve Â“ngers up. His attorney said his father had brought him to the country and had been returned two weeks ago to their home in Guatemala. He asked for a voluntary departure to be issued for the boy. The family separation issue is especially urgent for the parents of young children who are even more dependent on their mothers and fathers. Studies show that major stress at a very young age can create a lifetime of emotional and even physical problems.REUNITEDFROM PAGE 1 ruins of a home, among 15 destroyed structures tallied so far. Authorities described Âextreme Â“re behavior with movement in multiple directions,ÂŽ with threats to the California communities of Hornbrook and Hilt as well as Colestin, Oregon. Ray Haupt, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, said losses included homes and livestock. The 138-square-mile County Fire northwest of Sacramento was nearly 50 percent contained. Ten structures were counted destroyed but damage assessments were continuing. With Â“res occurring statewide, a Coloradobased Boeing 747-400 supertanker was deployed to California. Scott McLean, deputy chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the supertanker was undergoing checks at an airÂ“eld near Sacramento. Software issues needed to be resolved before the aircraft owned by Global SuperTanker Services of Colorado Springs could be activated under a callwhen-needed contract. In Colorado, Â“reÂ“ghters took advantage of occasional rainstorms to extend their containment lines at several large wildÂ“res.WILDFIRESFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3DRIVING AROUNDBY SAM TRABUCCO / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Played for a fool5 Total mess11 Big piece of cake15 Buzzed19 ÂItÂs all goodÂŽ21 Guido ____, painter of the ÂCrucifixion of St. PeterÂŽ22 ÂDo I ____!ÂŽ23 Trying to show no signs of life24 Show out?26 Metaphorical time in hell27 Future exec, maybe28 Began a PC session29 Seminary study: Abbr.30 One who Âwent a-courtinÂ,ÂŽ in a childrenÂs song32 Hurried along33 Asian berry marketed as a ÂsuperfoodÂŽ36 ÂDarth Vader is LukeÂs father,ÂŽ e.g.38 Kind of yoga39 Lily PotterÂs maiden name in the Harry Potter books41 Fair42 Attention getters44 Longtime CBS police procedural48 Voodoo, e.g.50 Quite a bash, in slang52 Partner of shock53 Wrecks, as chances55 Relating to gaps59 Norm: Abbr.62 Burrow63 Bit of office greenery65 Dead-end sign67 Kind of state68 Was forced to turn down an invitation69 Big character?71 Take as a bride72 News commentator Navarro73 Ball of yarn and others74 Confession inducers77 ÂJeez, you should keep that privateÂŽ78 Get down79 Go as far down as84 ____ diagram86 Green surroundings?88 Seize90 Work91 ÂYou betcha!ÂŽ93 Had a leading role?96 S or M97 Sam of Watergate hearings98 Ipecac, e.g.99 Openly gay101 Fix, as a mess ofwires103 Singer Garfunkel104 Big part of an orchestra108 Bottle for a beachgoer109 ItÂs left on a highway Âƒ or apath used by fiveanswers in this puzzle?111 ____ about (approximately)112 A little113 ÂYeah, that makes senseÂŽ114 Nota ____115 Had too much, forshort116 Go on a drinking spree, in slang117 Nuggets in ÂPoor RichardÂs AlmanackÂŽ DOWN1 Not using sensitive language, say2 Dis-banded?3 List ender: Abbr.4 Not wait till evening to crack a bottle5 SemesterÂs end6 Rapper ____ Azalea7 GeneralÂs assistant: Abbr.8 Tool for undoing stitches9 What many runners do before a marathon10 Senectitude11 Âr u 4 real?ÂŽ12 Jared of ÂDallas Buyers ClubÂŽ13 NerdÂs epithet for the president?14 Lions and tigers15 Tidbit with rice in Creole cuisine16 Sidestep17 ItÂs under helium in the periodic table18 DogÂs warning20 Endure25 Per30 ____ News31 Annoy, in a way33 Goal for many a H.S. dropout34 Donations to certain clinics35 Pantry item37 David ____, C.I.A. director under Obama38 ÂWatch it!ÂŽ40 Took a breather43 Possess, as thou might45 Old Testament land46 ÂPick me! 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New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0701 Name That CompanyIÂm a young company, born in 2007 to develop games. With my early games hosted on Facebook, where they were quite successful (remember Mafia Wars?), I grew extremely rapidly. My market value topped $10 billion in 2012. It has since retreated and was recently near $3.5 billion. Based in San Francisco, IÂm a top global gamemaker now, with offerings such as FarmVille, Words With Friends, Hit It Rich! Slots, CSR Racing and a version of poker. More than a billion people have played my games. IÂm named after a dog that graces my logo. Who am I?Think you know the answer? WeÂll announce it in next weekÂs edition. donÂt fit your preferences and can also help you discover intriguing companies that you may not otherwise have noticed. It can also make you think more clearly about your investing style, as it forces you to test and refine your criteria. DonÂt simply buy a stock based on screening results. You may have screened for four measures, but each investment has many more measures to assess and requires more research. Important qualitative considerations, which include management, brand strength and competitive position, are hard or impossible to screen for. Understand, too, that screening depends on the accuracy of the underlying data, and since accounting rules permit manipulation of earnings, revenue and other measures, some numbers used by screens can be problematic. Screening can also cause you to omit an otherwise excellent investment that misses the mark on just one of your criteria, perhaps by just a smidge. ItÂs smart to be flexible and play around with your settings. Give screening a try. YouÂll find free screeners at sites such as finance.yahoo.com/screener and finviz.com .The Motley Fool TakeThe Amazon of China?You may not have heard of JD.com (Nasdaq: JD), but plenty of retailers in China have, as itÂs much like the Amazon.com of China. Along with Alibaba, which is a lot like eBay, JD is one of ChinaÂs top online retailers. Between 2014 and 2017, JD.comÂs share of the Chinese e-commerce market grew from 18 percent to 33 percent, according to Analysys International Enfodesk. This was fueled by four factors: First, JD gained new customers as many smaller businessto-consumer marketplaces collapsed. Second, its biggest investor is Tencent, which owns WeChat, ChinaÂs most popular messaging app. TencentÂs integration of JDÂs marketplace into WeChat significantly strengthened JDÂs position against Alibaba. Third, JD attracted partnerships from a growing list of companies that want to counter AlibabaÂs growth. Last, JD owns and operates its own warehouses and logistics network, while Alibaba mainly relies on third-party merchants and logistics providers. This makes it easier for JD to keep counterfeit products out of its marketplace. JD.comÂs revenue and earnings have been growing robustly, at a doubledigit clip, and itÂs positioned to benefit from growth in the Chinese economy, as more Chinese join the middle class, as well as from the secular increase in e-commerce sales, as internet and mobile access expands and technology and delivery capabilities improve. For long-term investors who can handle some risk, JD.com is worth consideration. (The Motley Fool has recommended and owns shares of JD.com. ) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentÂWhat Have I Done?!ÂŽMy dumbest investment? In June 2010, I sold more than half of my shares of Netflix. The holding had become a three-bagger for me Â„ the value of my investment had increased threefold. That night I kept thinking to myself, ÂWhat have I done?! I sold Netflix!ÂŽ The next day I bought back the same number of shares. IÂve trimmed my position since, four times, each time because it had grown to make up more than 15 percent of my portfolio. Â„ R.H., online The Fool Responds: Netflix has been hugely profitable for many people. The company had its initial public offering (IPO), when it began trading on the open market, 16 years ago, in May 2002. Since then, its shares have risen in value by more than 30,000 percent. (You read that right!) ThatÂs an average annual gain of 44 percent. ItÂs easy to see what a great investment Netflix was Â„ in retrospect. Years ago, though, many wondered how well it would compete with video stores, cable companies and other streaming services. The stock has had some big ups and downs, demonstrating the value of being patient and holding on as long as you believe in the company. ItÂs smart to trim holdings that grow to dominate your portfolio, because you donÂt want your portfolio to implode if they do fall apart. (The Motley Fool has recommended and owns shares of Netflix.) Buybacks: Good or Bad?QAre stock buybacks a good thing? Â„ K.G., Adrian, MichiganAThey can be. A stock buyback is when a company buys back some of its stock, essentially retiring those shares. It can be a great way to reward shareholders, because when there are fewer shares of the company, each is worth more. Imagine, for example, if a pizza is suddenly cut in six pieces instead of eight Â„ each piece is bigger. Consider this extreme example: If you own 10 of a companyÂs 100 shares, you own 10 percent. But if it buys back 50 shares, your 10 now make up 20 percent of the company. Buybacks can destroy value, though, if a company spends that money on overvalued shares. They should only be executed when shares are undervalued (or fairly valued). Otherwise, that money would be better spent, say, paying out a dividend, paying down debt or growing the business. ***QWhat are ÂSpidersÂŽ? Â„ J.J., onlineAThatÂs a nickname for Standard & PoorÂs Depositary Receipts (SPDRs), which trade with the ticker symbol SPY. 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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 2 by Myles Mellor 1. P XDDE JPAC GAJ BMFVGU VMWTFBDL JMFQCDC SAED P TPJJAMQPBD XLPWWU HAQQDL? AB HPJ P-CDSS. 2. JGOHXME HOM WOMHX, BHJJS EGTWMOE HE XBMS RHT BGX XBM BGWB RÂE! 3. CQM ENAWJMNWMX LNACMW CF VHXISM IH QRV LRJWMX GIVRSRNAV VF QM VMAC CQMG N GMGF CF E VQNXH! 4. JEMC RASQ UAJN FAZ ZAFMZEMQ ZA XBHO TC H GBSMN GHCI TC HC HXHQZLMCZ, ZEMO JMQM UHBBMI ZEM LAANTUTHCN TC H-RBHZ. 1. A geek said his touchy computer sounded like a passionate Grammy winner? It was A-Dell. 2. Pirates are great, happy singers as they can hit the high CÂs! 3. The bandleader wanted to spruce up his wilder musicians so he sent them a memo to B Sharp! 4. When four cows got together to play in a blues band in an apartment, they were called The Moosicians in A-Flat. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). DonÂt give up. If you want it enough, youÂll keep trying new ways until one clicks in. Probably, this has to do with striking the right deal with the one in charge. You are one good negotiation away from the prize. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). YouÂve no social agenda except to have and be a good time. For you, this means getting to know people, being curious about them and bringing out the surprise in everyone you meet. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You often feel upbeat about the way life is going for you, and then sometimes you donÂt. For instance, youÂll have to talk yourself into optimism today. It will be the best talking youÂll do. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The main action of the day will come with a ticking timer. The good thing about not having much time to make a decision is that one way or the other, it gets made, sometimes by default. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Gossip is a poison spell. ItÂs better not to talk about people or listen about people. Be a part of whatÂs good and youÂll be surrounded by the best people. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You accept that there will be bad moments, and youÂre willing to work through whatever comes. With this mature approach to life, youÂll cut out a lot of unnecessary noise inside your own head and get to work creating more good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People say Âno limitsÂŽ as though the absence of rules makes for a better existence, when often the opposite is true. Today creativity and productivity will thrive under certain rules. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The milk is placed in the back of the grocery. To get to it, youÂll have to pass a number of enticements that arenÂt on your list. This will be true of more than just milk. Put blinders on and go straight to what you need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sing, laugh and dance and you will be happy. Oddly, it wonÂt happen the other way around today. YouÂll have to get into motion, and then the motion will make the emotion. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Are you undercondent? ItÂs an advantage. The ultra-condent wonÂt ask, ÂHow am I doing?ÂŽ And thatÂs the question that will get you valuable feedback or endearment or both. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). ThereÂs so much goodness that will get set in motion when you reach out to the right person at the right time. The instinct to do so will be intuitive. YouÂll feel it and follow through, to tremendously positive eect. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). YouÂve gone long stretches without changing, and youÂve also had everything change overnight. This time, it will be something in the middle Â„ a slow growth situation. Be patient. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (July 8). Your top aims are not what they used to be. Make a list and give it a think, and then take it to the mountaintop and give it another think. Once you gure out your priorities, youÂll nail the leading items on your list before the year ends. Communicate clearly to loved ones about the support and resources you need and theyÂll oblige. Scorpio and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 33, 18 and 45.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages) 2 0 1 8 0 7 0 8 w i r e 0 6 p d f 1 0 7 J u l 1 8 2 3 : 1 9 : 4 1
The Sun /Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter from ÂDumbstruck in ChicagoÂŽ (April 24), whoÂs dating a recently divorced man who was unfaithful to his ex-wife through multiple aairs and one-night stands with prostitutes, I cannot stay silent. That man screams of being a sex addict. He needs the help of a certied sex addiction therapist before he wrecks another womanÂs life. ÂDumbstruckÂŽ should RUN Â„ not walk Â„ to the nearest S-Anon meeting. ItÂs a 12-step program for people who have been aected by another personÂs sexual behavior. These behaviors include indelity by emotional or physical aairs, one-night stands with prostitutes, hanging out in strip clubs and porn addiction. S-Anon saved my sanity and gave me the courage to oer my husband of 30 years a choice Â„ recovery or divorce. Because he knew I was serious, he reluctantly went into Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) as well as therapy with a certied sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and has been sexually sober for ve years. Our marriage is better today than I ever dreamed it would be. Sex addiction is a disease and needs to be recognized as the cause of ruining many marriages and tearing families apart. Please, Abby, suggest SA and S-Anon when you reply to people who write you about these issues. Â„ ANONYMOUS IN KENTUCKY DEAR ANONYMOUS: Thank you for writing. I have recommended the resources you mentioned in my column in the past. Sexaholics Anonymous and S-Anon have been in existence for more than 35 years and have helped many individuals stop unhealthy, destructive cycles of behavior. There are chapters nationwide. Readers, to nd a meeting near you, visit sa.org or sanon.org. DEAR ABBY: I was raped by a man I thought was a friend. Since then, I donÂt accept menÂs opinions, including those I work for. When they try to give me constructive criticism, I shut down. I know I need therapy. How do I get past this thing and become a productive employee? I no longer want to be just another number and/ or statistic. Â„ GETTING PAST THIS DEAR GETTING PAST: Not all men are rapists, and not all rapists are men. What happened to you was appalling, and I hope you reported it to the police so it wonÂt happen to another trusting friend of his. You know you need therapy, so why not contact a rape treatment center and ask for help now? If you do, it will help you in many areas of your life, in addition to your work environment. DEAR ABBY: IÂm 18 and have been working a minimum-wage job for a little over a year. IÂve saved up a good bit of money, and it has taken a while to do, but I really want to travel. Should I be responsible and keep saving or use the money to buy a plane ticket? Â„ BROKE AND RESTLESS DEAR B & R: I think you already know the answer to your question, but allow me to point out that the more money you save, the farther (and longer) you will be able to travel.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order ÂHow to Have a Lovely Wedding.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: If you visit the beach this summer, your children likely will have collected all kinds of pretty and delicate seashells that they will want to bring home. HereÂs how to do it safely: Gather all seashells and place each childÂs picks into sealable plastic bags. When you get home, soak the shells in water and a bit of household bleach. Then rinse the shells well and allow them to dry. Your family members can display their beach treasures in jars or bowls. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: During the summer, my windows just seem to be dirty all the time with dust, pollen and grass. How can I clean them in a better way? Â„ Betty from Arizona Dear Betty: During summer months, house windows do take a beating. Use these steps to make them look good: 1.Make your own cleaner. Mix 1 cup of white or apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water. 2.Wipe o the dust and debris from the windows on the inside and outside. Hose down the outside to remove the grime. 3. Wash windows when the sun isnÂt shining directly on them because it causes the cleaner to dry too fast and may leave residue or streaks. 4.Dry windows on the outside from right to left and the then dry them on the inside with up-and-down strokes. Examine the windows to see if there are streaks. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: With all of the outdoor activities during summer vacations, your childrenÂs sneakers will get a good workout and possibly will develop a disgusting smell as well. To get rid of these bad odors, sprinkle baking soda into each sneaker and leave inside overnight. Pour it out in the morning. To prevent sneakers from becoming stinky, spray your feet with an antiperspirant or spray it inside of the sneakers. You also can place odorpreventing inserts inside. To clean sneakers, treat with a prewash product and then put washable shoes (without leather) into the washing machine. Then air-dry the shoes or put them into the dryer with several towels. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: My family just loves my meatloaf! But during the summer when itÂs so hot, I make my meatloaf in a mun pan. I grease each one and then use my ice cream scoop to ll the cups. This makes a perfect individual portion. And it takes much less time to bake and serve. Â„ Susan from South Carolina Dear Readers: If you have a window air conditioner, it likely is used heavily in the summer. Sometimes it might seem like the unit isnÂt cooling the way it should. There could be several factors causing this. HereÂs what to do: Â„ Do you have a dog or cat? They tend to shed quite a bit during the summer. Their loose hair can block the lter or go through the mechanism, creating a blockage. Â„ Check the lters and vacuum the air-conditioner lter, the case and areas around it to remove dirt and debris. If the lter can be removed, rinse in hot water frequently during the summer, and then put it back in. The cooling should improve. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: When you pick fresh owers from your garden, make them last longer. Strip o leaves that go beneath the water line. Change the water every other day and cut 1/4 inch o the stems. Do not place the ower arrangement in the sunlight. Â„ HeloiseTwelve-step programs can give clarity, help heal sexual addictionDear Abby Hints from Heloise
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This 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 Â”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 a 31 by 17 family room with a Mitsubishi 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 249 Cumquat Road N.E. in Lake Placid. It is priced for $197,500 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty. Nestled on the banks of a deep water canal to Lake June, this Placid Lakes beauty has undergone some major renovations and is ready for a new buyer to make it a home. The brand new roof is just a couple months old, in addition to newer dock, boathouse with lift, Â”ooring, paint, kitchen and more. The home is turn key and move-in ready. The awesome, spacious Â”oor plan boasts both a living room and a family room plus two bonus rooms Â„ enclosed porches under air Â„ so the possibilities are endless for these spaces; they could be used as a den/ofÂ“ce, game room, Florida room, guest room, etc. A beautiful new galley-style kitchen Updated canal home in Placid LakesSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS249 Cumquat Road N.E., Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Interlake Boulevard. At the traffic circle, take the third exit to stay on Interlake Boulevard. Turn left onto Catfish Creek Road. Turn left onto Placid Lakes Boulevard. Turn left onto Cumquat Road. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 249 Cumquat Road N.E. in Lake Placid. It is priced for $197,500 and is listed with The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty.ELLIOTT | 2This home is at 3706 Golf Haven Terrace in Sebring. It is priced for $134,000 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Lovely landscaping graces the exterior of this two-bedroom, two-bath home in the sought-after active-adult community of Cormorant Point in Golf Hammock. Pretty plantings line the sidewalk as you step up to the porch, which has plenty of room for a table and chairs. Inside youÂll be greeted by the tasteful decor of this home, with its wood laminate Â”ooring throughout the living areas and painted accent walls in a peaceful shade of light teal. This is the perfect Florida color to make you think of water and palm trees. The kitchen has been upgraded with solid surface counter tops, appliances Lovely home in Cormorant PointSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3706 Golf Haven Terrace, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn right onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn right onto Par Road. Turn right onto Cormorant Point Drive. Turn right onto Waterwood Drive. Turn left onto Golf Haven Terrace. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3706 Golf Haven Terrace in Sebring. It is priced for $134,000 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of Th e Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.FERRY | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, July 8, 2018
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 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 poolÂs surface was redone a couple of years ago. This property is virtually move-in ready. Enjoy the energy-efÂ“cient matching appliances and other modiÂ“cations to the home to help maintain efÂ“ciency. For more information, call Dell at 863-381-0400 or view more photos at homesforsaleinsebring. com. Look for MLS 247463.DELLFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe home has a solar heated pool with a newer cage enclosure. The poolÂs surface was redone a couple of years ago. Helen Ferry is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-1089. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. 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 has sleek black appliances, lots of counter space and cabinet storage. The kitchen also features a pass through window and bar to the family room. There is a large dining area as well as a quaint breakfast nook space in the kitchen. The split Â”oor plan features two bedrooms and two full baths. The master bedroom has a private en suite. Wood laminate Â”ooring is throughout the home with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms, which are tiled. Both porches have walls of windows overlooking the canal. The home has an indoor laundry room as well as a large two-car attached garage. The big cement patio out back is the perfect location for a outdoor patio set, Â“re place and barbecue grill. The property has lush landscaping with tropical foliage. It is just a short boat ride to Lake June. There is a voluntary annual $25 homeowners association fee, which provides access to Tobler Park and Lake June boat ramps. For more information, call The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty at 863-658-3780.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1and Â“xtures. It has an eating area as well as sliding glass doors leading to the front patio area, perfect for grilling or just enjoying a morning cup of coffee. There is a large solid surface pass-through bar area between the kitchen and the dining/living room area. The dining and living areas are open giving plenty of space for gatherings with family and friends. The wood laminate Â”oors give a rich feel to this spacious area. The teal accent wall pulls your eyes toward the lanai and green area beyond. The 12 by 12 screened lanai is the perfect place for relaxing with a cool drink and good book. The ownerÂs suite is spacious enough for a desk or sitting area and has sliding glass doors leading the lanai. It is separated from the guest suite for privacy. Both are painted a soft shade of green evoking a relaxing feel. The laundry room acts as a mud room between the oversized 22 by 16 one-car garage. There are cabinets in the laundry room and plenty of room for storage in the garage. Other upgrades and features of this home include a new roof and exterior paint, and newer air conditioner and heat pump. Cormorant PointÂs low maintenance fee of $90 a month includes mowing, edging, fertilizer and bug spray giving you plenty of time to enjoy the many community amenities, which include the golf course, tennis courts and RV/Boat storage area. The community of Golf Hammock is just across the street from the walking trail that goes to Highlands Hammock State Park to the right or up to and all around Lake Jackson to the left. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Ferry at 863-381-1089 or email Hbferry@comcast.net or call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email Kimbreed@ comcast.net.FERRYFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe 12-by-12 screened lanai is the perfect place for relaxing. CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY Â€ JULY 8 TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! www.FourStarHomes.com adno=3588680 SEBRING VILLAGE SB2257 (2/2)$29,900The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339SUNDAY, JULY 8TH Â€ 12 PM 2 PM 409 CHABLIS, SEBRING TODAY$16,9002/1.5 Bath home is in a great 55 plus park. Brand new screened lanai. Windowed Florida Room. Fully furnished all kitchen equipment included. Inside Laundry. All This and More with A Low Lot Rent Of 310.00. SB2155 Kathy Rose (844) 802-77511LOT RENT IN THE LOW 300 RANGE $29,9002/1 home has been beautifully remodeled. New paint on outside and inside. Heavily insulated with new sheet rock, plumbing is now PVC. The 12X17 kitchen, laminate flooring SS sink, Fridge, Stove and Microwave. The 9X19 living FL Room with added AC. The 12X37 Attached Garage is an added plus. SB2167 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339GREAT SNOWBIRD OR YEAR-ROUND LIVING HOME! $26,7002/2 home relax and enjoy entertaining in your sunroom, side lanai, eat in kitchen, huge master suite has large closet an on suite has garden tub, inside laundry with built in desk, formal dining room, plenty of room here. SB2244 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387LARGE AND NICELY DECORATED COMPLETE HOME $31,5002/2 home well maintained home is being sold completely furnished and well equipped all you need to bring is your clothes. Extended painted carport, front lanai, and covered porch, pantry plus storage closet, with laundry hookups, large rooms and more. SB2220 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED AND MOVE IN READY $36,900SELLER PAYS LOT RENT THRU OCTOBER 31, 2018!! 2/2 is furnished and turn key...Just bring clothes and toothbrush. Large master bedroom w/huge walk in closet and French doors to bath suite. Newer life time rubber roof, newer extra-large capacity Trane AC, Heat pump, newer refrigerator, newer floors and more. SB2192 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955YOUÂLL LOVE THE LAMINATE FLOORS THROUGHOUT! $39,9003/2 home being sold fully furnished and office space. The home has fresh paint and new Air conditioner December 2017, golf cart shed and carport for 2 cars. Priced for quick sale so do not hesitated. SB2166 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340BACK ON THE MARKET AND REDUCED! $45,5002005 home has 2 BR/ 2 BA & 2 car driveway! Bright & Immaculate! Remodeled in 2014. Partially furnished. Laminate floors in Dining, living room & bedrooms. New roof in 2014, new AC, over range microwave. Open space living room, large kitchen w/wrap around cabinets. Golf cart garage w/auto door opener. SB2250Jack Walden (239) 825-8401MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL & READY TO MOVE IN! $99,0002/2 home has updated kitchen cabinets, new tile back splash and slate appliances. all new electrical wiring throughout. New AC in 2016 with all new 14-inch duct work. Newer shingled roof, new wood laminate. New shower surround in master bath and new tub surround in guest bath. SB2242 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND MORE! $25,9002/2 2 BR 2 BA home is being sold fully furnished equipped with a BBQ grill. Light, bright with living room, kitchen, dining room open floor plan. Has a breakfast bar, pantry, inside laundry room. Side lanai is perfect to start or end your day SB2123 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS $43,500Huge updated 2/2 home in 55+. Grey laminated flooring, new baths, master w/5Â walk in shower, new kitchen, grey washed cabinets, black granite tile counts, new white appl, extended into dining for great storage. Freshly painted, new landscaping, desk office area, side FL room, rear patio perfect for entertaining. Golf Cart included. SB2094 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336UPDATED & SPACIOUS PERIMETER LOT HOME! $69,5002/2 Motor Port Home. Totally remodeled kitchen, New Appliances, new Cabinets and granite counter top. Finished lanai, laminate and tile floors. Additional skylights, large shed with stand-up attic. Two large covered carports. This is a beautiful executive home meticulously kept. Pet Free. New Roof In 2017. SB2135 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340LUXURY LIVING! PRICED TO SELL! $75,9002/2 with many upgrades large office grants spacious living. Craftsmanship is evident by features like the double tray living room ceiling, bull nose corners and extended foundation base. New AC, Heating in 2015. New roof with architectural shingles in 2017. Double painted driveway to your large garage. SB2209 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955FABULOUS FORMER MODEL HOME $127,9002/2 With an office or den. Great open floor plan for entertaining. This home also offers a gourmet kitchen with pantry, center island, beautiful cabinetry, updated sink and faucets. spacious Florida room with access to covered back patio, Front screened lanai, 2 Car finished garage with utility sink and shelving, many updates, Roof, AC, Appliances. SB2262Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675SPACIOUS HOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN $32,5003/2 split floor plan home. Extended carport with large lanai is perfect for entertaining or relaxing outdoors, golf cart shed, new landscaping, fresh paint, ready for you to add your personal style and touch, inside laundry, spacious master with on suite and more. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401ADORABLE HOUSE, MOVE RIGHT IN $39,9002/2 Adorable Furnished home, Windowed lanai with AC, Great Floor Plan, Large Kitchen with loads of cabinets, double covered carport, large closets, huge master bedroom and bathroom with vanity and double sinks, roof is 3 years old. Beautiful landscaping. SB2243 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL & READY TO MOVE IN! $29,9003/2 cottonwood model with 1568 SQ FT. Lovely private screened lanai. New Roof 2016, New Hot Water Heater 2017, Golf cart garage with EZ GO golf cart included. Walk in Jacuzzi Tub. Inside washer and dryer. AC is original. Call for Personal Showing. SB2254 Pete Blake (702) 579-5155DREAM CATCHER BEAUTY! UNDER CONTRACT 2141 Lakeview Drive Â€ Sebring, FL 33870TheElliottTeam@gmail.comwww.ElliottTeam.comadno=3588609 The Market Is HOT!!!Inventory is LOW Home Values Are UP!!! Chances are, you have some equity in your home! Multiple Offers are VERY Common buyers are getting into bidding wars! Lets see what your home is worth! FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!Norm ElliottContract Negotiator Mandy ElliottListing Specialist Matt NelsonContract Specialist Yvonne CalhounBuyers Specialist Ivan BarajasBuyers Specialist Se Habla Espanol Eric RhoadesBuyers Specialist Cullen WheelerListing & Buyers Specialist Jillian ConcilioTransaction Coordinator THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYRanked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row! 863-658-3780
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3588624 Find your dream home at: www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate Â€ Property Management Â€ Title Â€ Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 Â€ Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 Â€ Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 Lake Placid LAKE JUNE LAKEFRONT Â€ 3BR/2.5BA, 2954 Sq.Ft. Â€ Custom wood cabinetry Â€ Gas fireplace, handicap friendly $435,000 MLS#245779 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Lake Placid CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1345 Sq.Ft. Â€ Tile floors, oversized garage Â€ Enclosed Florida room under air $169,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 2110 Sq.Ft. Â€ Screened lanai overlooks golf course Â€ Kitchen w/custom wood cabinets $224,500 MLS#247672 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW PROPERTYÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 2115 Sq.Ft. Â€ Pool home. Completely remodeled Â€ New roof, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances$265,000 MLS#245940 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring LOVELY SEBRING RIDGE HOMEÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 1502 Sq.Ft. Â€ Remodeled in 2015 w/top of line items Â€ 2nd garage/workshop. Fenced backyard$189,900 MLS#247873 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Lake Placid BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION Â€ 3BR/2.5BA, 1978 Sq.Ft. Â€ Metal roof, split plan, 2 car garage Â€ Under construction & on Lake Sirena $374,900 MLS#241942 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring STUNNING CUSTOM HOME Â€ 4BR/3.5BA, 3232 Sq.Ft. Â€ bamboo flooring, crown molding Â€ 6 burner gas stove w/ pot filler. More! $499,900 MLS#246357 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring ON THE SHORES OF LAKE SEBRINGÂ€ 3BR/3BA, 2436 Sq.Ft. Â€ Gas fireplace, 16x20 Family room Â€ Light bright kitchen, beautiful lake views$279,500 MLS#247030 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES Â€ 3BR/2BA, 2011 Sq.Ft. Â€ Brand new construction Â€ Planned tile flooring throughout $224,900 MLS#247080 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. Â€ Bonus 15x20 room under air Â€ Covered boat house w/lift $164,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Lake Placid IMMACULATE HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1085 Sq.Ft. Â€ Lg fam rm opens to large yard Â€ AddiÂl lot included. New AC 2017 $129,900 MLS#247198 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. Â€ Completely furnished Â€ Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view $214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Lake Placid GREAT LOCATION! Â€ 2BR/1.5BA, 1410 Sq.Ft. Â€ On canal to Lake Francis Â€ Large detached workshop w/electric $147,900 MLS#246631 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Sebring NEW PRICEÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 1939 Sq.Ft. Â€ NEW PRICE! Private setting Â€ ICF built home means lower energy bills$299,999 MLS#244134 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINEDÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1302 Sq.Ft. Â€ Large kitchen w/pass thru & pantry Â€ Newer roof AC, & windows$164,900 MLS#248349 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Sebring CORNER UNIT TOWNHOUSE Â€ 3BR/2.5 BA, 1526 Sq.Ft. Â€ Golf course/pool view Â€ In ground heated pool steps away $89,900 MLS#243406 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Sebring WELL APPOINTED EXECUTIVE HOMEÂ€ 4BR/3BA, 2853 Sq.Ft. Â€ 11x17 Den/Office w/built-in cabinets Â€ Gourmet kitchen w/breakfast bar, & wine station$385,000 MLS#248078 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Lake Placid HIGHWAY FRONTAGE Â€ 31,238 Sq.Ft. Irregular Lot Â€ Also has water frontage on Lake Blue Â€ Great property w/income potential $199,900 MLS#247733 Debra & Dennis Rutledge (863) 441-2039 Sebring NEW HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1841 Sq.Ft. Â€ Cathedral ceilings, crown molding Â€ SS appliances, granite, large pantry $198,500 MLS#245409 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Highlands Ridge DESIRABLE HIGHLANDS RIDGEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 2013 Sq.Ft. Â€ Volume ceilings, crown molding Â€ Kitchen w/wood cabinets, large pantry, island$189,900 MLS#247323 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring MOVE IN READY! Â€ 4BR/2BA, 2093 Sq.Ft. Â€ Desirable Manor Hill Â€ New SS appliances, new flooring $168,500 MLS#247095 Michael Garey (863) 202-0080 Sebring MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. Â€ Living & dining rooms, lanai Â€ Newer roof & water heater $159,900 MLS#247274 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Lake Placid COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY!Â€ Professional office building Â€ 1200 Sq. Ft. Central water Â€ Layout for multiple office/conference rm$150,000 MLS#247767 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1240 Sq.Ft. Â€ New roof, new AC, new flooring Â€ Updated counters & fixtures. MORE! $149,000 MLS#248363 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Okeechobee OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTSÂ€ 2BR/1BA, 1215 Sq.Ft. Â€ Oversized lot w/fence backyard Â€ New kitchen cabinets, counters, appliances $129,900 MLS#248355 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring FURNISHED VILLA Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1398 Sq.FT. Â€ Kitchen w/breakfast bar Â€ 14x20 AC Florida room, golf course view $129,900 MLS#247228 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring VANTAGE POINTEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1264 Sq.Ft. Â€ New flooring, updated bath, fresh paint Â€ Family rm w/pass through from kitchen$125,000 MLS#246884 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring SUN N LAKE HOME Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1846 Sq.Ft. Â€ New metal roof in 2018 Â€ Bonus room for office or BR $115,900 MLS#246937 Linda Shievdayal (863) 214-7607 Lake Placid BEST VALUE! Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1006 Sq.Ft. Â€ Renovated condo w/enclosed porch Â€ Updated baths, completely furnished! $69,900 MLS#246541 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Lake Placid LAKE BLUE HOME Â€ 3BR/2BA, 1428 Sq.Ft. Â€ Peaceful back porch overlooks lake Â€ Private dock. New windows, storm shutters $199,900 MLS#247568 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Sebring GREAT HOME IN DESIRABLE AREAÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 1480 Sq.Ft. Â€ Kitchen w/newer white appliances & cabinets Â€ French doors from kitchen to screened lanai$169,900 MLS#247606 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Lake Placid BRING YOUR BOAT & FISHING POLE Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1455 Sq.Ft. Â€ Newly painted in & out, newer roof Â€ Deeded Lake Carrie access, boat slip avail.$153,500 MLS#248002 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATESÂ€ 3BR/2BA, 1447 Sq.Ft. Â€ All tile flooring, 1 car attached garage Â€ Cathedral ceilings, patio, nice size yard$135,000 MLS#247954 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring DESIRABLE COMMORANT POINT Â€ 2BR/2BA, 1191 Sq.Ft. Â€ Solid surface kitchen counters Â€ Newer AC & heat pump $134,000 MLS#247136 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring WELL MAINTAINED HOMEÂ€ 2BR/2BA, 969 Sq.Ft. Â€ Fully furnished includes washer/dryer Â€ Back porch w/tiled floor overlooks big yard$109,900 MLS#246990 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring COZY HOME Â€ 2BR/1BA, 874 Sq.Ft. Â€ New bedroom carpet, new laminate Â€ Freshly painted in & out. New roof. $74,900 MLS#246967 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196
C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com In gardening, whether youÂre talking about pest control or fertilization, ÂorganicÂŽ generally means natural. The word ÂorganicÂŽ refers to Âorganic matter,ÂŽ the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. ÂOrganic matterÂŽ is material derived from what is or was once living. Plants are most hungry for three nutrients Â„ nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium Â„ and organic fertilizers can supply them just as synthetic (chemical) fertilizers can. The three prominent numbers on any fertilizer label indicate the percentages of these three nutrients that the bag contains. In the world of organics, many different sources exist for each of these major nutrients.NitrogenLetÂs begin with nitrogen, because itÂs the nutrient needed in greatest amounts and the one most readily lost from the soil. The richest organic sources of nitrogen are manures, ground-up animal parts (blood meal, feather dust, leather dust) and seed meals (soybean meal, cottonseed meal). Nitrogen concentration in any manure varies not only with the kind of animal, but also with the kind of bedding used, the age of the manure and how it was stored. Ground-up animal parts and seed meals generally have the highest concentrations of nitrogen. Because they undergo some processing, they are more consistent in their nitrogen concentration.Organic sourcesMajor organic sources of phosphorus include, again, certain manures, as well as bone meal and pulverized rock phosphate. Rock phosphate is a phosphorus-rich rock that is ground into Â“ne particles that release their phosphorus slowly and over the course of many years. Hence, only infrequent applications are needed Â„ I spread some every 10 years. Colloidal phosphate is especially Â“ne, so releases its phosphorus somewhat more quickly. Manures contain some potassium as well as nitrogen and phosphorous, but richer sources of potassium include seaweed, wood ashes, and the minerals greensand and granite. Wood ashes are alkaline so should not be used on rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, mountain laurels and other plants that thrive only in very acidic soils. Some commercially available organic fertilizers are blends of one or more individual organic fertilizers, so can offer a balance of all three major nutrients. Particular blends vary in their nutrient concentrations and in how quickly these nutrients are available to plants. For instance, blood meal, bone meal, seaweeds and wood ashes release their nutrients into the soil relatively quickly, while leather dust and pulverized rocks release their nutrients slowly. Read the label carefully if your plants need food quickly.Compost for allThe Cadillac of balanced organic fertilizers is compost. Besides offering a wide spectrum of nutrients, especially when made from a wide spectrum of raw materials, compost also is a good source of organic matter. So good, in fact, that its nutrient concentrations are not high enough for compost to be legally sold as ÂfertilizerÂŽ; it must be classiÂ“ed as a Âsoil amendment.ÂŽ Nonetheless, compost spread over the ground can provide all the nourishment that even the hungriest plants need for a season. All that organic matter that hitchhikes along with the nitrogen has far-reaching beneÂ“ts, indirectly bolstering biological activity in the soil, and helping it retain air and moisture. Sometime each year, usually in autumn or early spring, all the beds in my organic vegetable garden get blanketed with an inch of compost. Nutrients in compost are available slowly over the span of a number of years, so yearly additions keep my plants very well nourished.How to fertilize your garden organicallyBy LEE REICHASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo shows application of an organic fertilizer in New Paltz, New York. Soybean meal is only one of a number of organic material that can be used to fulll plant nutrient needs. Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Your Local Mortgage Lender Family Owned And Operated Since 2008 Call: 863-607-HOME (4663) Home Solution Lenders, Inc. HSLenders.com Talk to a consultant today about the right home mortgage to meet your needs. We have the experience, knowledge, and programs to help you select the right mortgage Conventional, Construction, Renances, VA, FHA and USDA Loans TodayÂs low rates mean itÂs high time you invested in a home! You Found the Right Home. Now Find the Right Mortgage!adno=3590828
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe private pension system in the U.S. is in transition. The shift is from deÂ“ned beneÂ“t pension plans wholly controlled by employers to deÂ“ned-contribution 401(k) plans that are partially controlled by the employees enrolled in them. This is happening largely because 401(k) plans provide greater Â”exibility to employers, avoiding the large balance-sheet liability generated by the employerÂs commitment to provide deÂ“ned beneÂ“ts over an indeÂ“nite future period. From a retiree perspective, however, deÂ“ned-contribution plans have two major weaknesses. The weakness that has generated the most attention is that employees have not been saving enough in their 401(k) to assure a comfortable retirement. Some of the reasons for this, along with initiatives aimed at encouraging higher 401(k) saving rates, were noted in a recent article by Anne Tergesen in the Wall Street Journal. She cited the following measures aimed at raising saving rates, which either have been adopted or are pending in legislative proposals: Â€ Systems that enroll employees into 401(k) plans automatically, requiring laggards and procrastinators to opt out. Â€ Authorization of multiple employer plans for small Â“rms that have no plans of their own. Â€ More convenient methods that employees who are changing employers can use to transfer their accounts to the new employers, avoiding cash-outs that can result in spending splurges. Â€ Emergency funds that would co-exist alongside 401(k) accounts so employees do not raid their 401(k)s to meet emergencies. Â€ An option for investing 401(k) funds in an annuity. The second major weakness of 401(k) plans, which has not generated much if any attention, is that they do not include any way for the individual retiree to manage mortality risk. Such management is an integral feature of deÂ“ned-beneÂ“t plans because the employer delivers pensions for life to a group of employees with markedly different lifespans. In contrast, employees with 401(k)s are on their own. While allowing retirees to purchase annuities might be viewed as a step in that direction, the wisdom of purchasing annuities before to retirement is highly questionable. In my view, the retireesÂ objective during working years ought to be to accumulate as large a nest egg of Â“nancial assets as possible. Annuities do not Â“t that objective. After retirement, however, when Â“nancial assets begin to be drawn down to meet living expenses, that judgment Â”ips. If there is any likelihood that the retiree could outlive the assets, some of the assets should be allocated to the purchase of a deferred annuity. But doing that makes sense only within the framework of a Â“nancial plan that integrates the annuity with a scheme for drawing down Â“nancial assets over time. Further, if the retiree is a homeowner, the plan can also include a reverse mortgage. Here is an example of an integrated retirement plan: The retiree at 63 has a nest egg of $1 million of common stock and a house worth $400,000 with no mortgage. The plan objective is to maximize the spendable funds available to the retiree that will increase by 2 percent a year, subject to investment risk that the retiree Â“nds tolerable. The retireeÂs $1 million nest egg is divided into two parts. One part for $567,122 remains invested and will be drawn down as a source of spendable funds over 20 years. The remaining $432,878 is used to purchase a monthly annuity deferred 20 years. The allocation of the $1 million between the two uses is such that the initial draw amount from the assets plus a HECM term payment, amounting to $6,047, growing by 2 percent a year, after 19 years will be just 2 percent below the initial annuity payment of $8,986 that begins in the following year. A plan of this type must also be managed in response to deviations between the rate of return assumed in calculating the amounts that could be drawn from month to month, and actual returns. My example assumed a 20-year return of 11.24 percent, which was the median return on common stock during all 20-year periods between 1926 and 2012. The return that materializes is equally likely to be lower or higher. If the return is larger than assumed, the retiree can draw more, accumulate Â“nancial assets, or both. If the return is lower than assumed, the retiree must scale down the draw amounts to avoid asset depletion. The size of the adjustment depends on the size of the earnings shortfall. The retiree will be aware of the adjustments that might be required by earnings short falls, and will take account of them in deciding on the amount to draw from assets. For example, if the adjustment that might be required using the median draw is viewed as excessive, the retiree could scale down the initial draw, making a shortfall less likely, and the adjustments associated with a shortfall smaller. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.com.Challenges to the private retirement systemJack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR WASHINGTON Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30year, Â“xed-rate mortgages dropped to 4.52 percent from 4.55 percent a week ago. Rates have declined in Â“ve of the past six weeks. Still, the average rate has increased from a year ago when it stood at 3.96 percent. The average rate on 15-year, Â“xed-rate loans slipped to 3.99 percent from 4.04 percent a year ago. Mortgage rates have declined as investors have bought 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, causing their yield to decline. The yield peaked in May at 3.11 percent and has since dipped to 2.83 percent as the Â“nancial markets have sought a haven amid risks of a trade war. Despite the recent declines, long-term loan rates remain near their highest levels in seven years. The average 30-year mortgage rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24; the 15-year rate hit 4.15 percent that day. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnÂt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30-year Â“xed-rate mortgages was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point.Average US 30-year mortgage rates fallBy JOSH BOAKTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Wednesday, June 27, 2018, photo, an open house sign is seen on a street corner in Waukee, Iowa. On Thursday, July 5, Freddie Mac reports on the weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates.When you are considering to rent out a room in your home it is to your advantage to hire a Realtor who specializes in renting and leasing property in your community. Your Realtor shall guide you on the bells and whistles your city and county requires, if any. The fact that it is a room inside the house you own and live in, it is not exempt from regular home renting terms and conditions. You become a landlord, the same as if youÂre renting a separate unit, home, apartment not attached to the home you live. Renting a room in your living homestead property can be good income. Be sure to structure and handle it in a fair, legal way between you and the tenant. This will prevent and control misunderstandings especially since the rented space is inside the landlordÂs home and kitchen, family room, entrance garage and it is shared space. Some homes have inlaw quarters with a separate entrance, bathroom, kitchenette or a bedroom inside with its own bathroom plus kitchen access or not. Regardless of the space, realize you have a person living with you sharing common areas, meaning allow a reasonable time for both parties to adjust, and that there will be times of getting along wonderfully and times where people will be getting on each other nerves. Remember that renting out a room is different than subletting, which happens when you are renting a place you donÂt own, but rent your space to someone else, while still being responsible for rent to the landlord. Renting out a room in the property you own and live is a different situation, which is more of a landlord/tenant relationship than two renters together. Your Realtor can guide you with the municipalitiesÂ rules and restrictions about renting rooms in homes, so make sure your desire to rent out unused space will keep you compliant with the local law. There are a number of conditions that might affect whether or not you can even rent out space in your home. Your city or town might also have zoning laws that prevent residents from renting to people who are unrelated to them without a license or permit. There could also be restrictions on the number of unrelated people to whom a homeowner can rent. In some cases, there might be conditions to renting out a room in your home, such as if your city requires unique, independent outdoor access for any rental space inside a home. In some municipalities, you might need to get an inspection completed in the room before you can rent it out. Make sure your unused space is in compliance with whatever regulations govern your area. Ideally, your unused space is a habitable place with proper heating, electric and plumbing system in place. You canÂt deny your tenant roommate the use of a bathroom, so make sure you specify which one ÂbelongsÂŽ to the tenant. Your tenant also has a right to privacy, so you may want to consider installing a lock on the bedroom door, keep a copy of the key and be speciÂ“c that the lock is not to be changed. Many people looking to rent a room are seeking one that is furnished. If you decide to provide the room for rent as furnished, make sure you take a careful inventory and both complete a walk through inspection before signing the lease agreement. You can take pictures of the furniture, walls, carpet and so forth so you both have a visual record of the condition of the room before occupancy. You can set up speciÂ“c criteria for who you will consider, just as you would if renting an entire property. When selecting a roommate, Federal Fair Housing laws allows some exceptions to the traditional protected classes. What this means is that when it comes to renting out a room in your own home, advertising for a tenant roommate and choosing one have certain conditions and exceptions attached. Federal Fair Housing laws donÂt allow anyone to use discriminatory language when advertising for a tenant or tenant roommate. However, you can include a preference for the sex of the roommate in your ad. In other words, if you are a female, you can advertise for a female tenant, but canÂt include any other qualiÂ“ers in the ad. When it comes to making the decision about which applicant to choose to live in your home, however, new court rulings have opened the door to allow homeowners and tenants seeking roommates to choose based on their own personal criteria, even if it is discriminatory. Recently, the 9th circuit court held that applying a nondiscrimination requirement to a homeowner or tenantÂs roommate selection would be a serious invasion of privacy. When selecting a roommate, therefore, the anti-discrimination provisions of the FHA donÂt apply. You can be free to choose your new roommate, even by discrimination, because of the shared space factor. Because selecting a roommate increases personal risk and affects an ownerÂs quality of life, the court allows more particular reasons for selection. If you were selling or renting an entire unit separate from your own living space, nondiscrimination laws would, of course, apply. One thing to ask for in a room rental/roommate situation is to get references for previous roommates if the applicant is willing. ItÂs easier to Â“nd out what a person is like from a former living partner than to ask the landlord, who probably wonÂt know what that person is like in the day-to-day. Owning a condo does have a complete different set of rules and regulations due to your homeowners association, which can prohibits additional occupants who arenÂt family members and have a maximum to occupy the unit, based on the square footage. Be sure to ask for the amendments on renting a room in your unit. Remember there are Realtors who cater to residential rentals and who can assist you with the management giving you the owner and landlord, peace of mind. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ gmail.com.Renting a room in your home JULIO SEDATODAYÂS REAL ESTATE email@example.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? FRANKIE BURKELic. 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US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 2 cemetery l ots L a k ev i ew M e morial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. Asking $3,600, 863-414-4543 ****Please note: this ad previ ously published with an incorrec t price**** T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Findthe newYou intheClassifieds! Ceramic tile, porcelain tile, travertine? Lions, and tigers and bears! Oh my? As I walk through a store and look at the plethora of options on the tile aisle, I try to imagine how my client will see these samples. ItÂs confusing. Lots of gray and beige. WhatÂs for Â”oor and whatÂs for walls? Why is one more expensive than the other and do they all need to be sealed? HereÂs a guide to get you started. I promise, no lions or bears! There is a difference between Â”oor tile and wall tile however with advances in manufacturing and new materials popping up all the time there can be some cross over. Professional designers usually start with what is called a ÂPEI Rating.ÂŽ I know, here she goes again with the science of design. Boring! This one is super simple, no tigers. PEI rating is the resistance to wear and is measured on a scale from 0 to 5. A rating of Â0ÂŽ is a light use tile and should only be considered for the wall. A rating of Â5ÂŽ is extremely resilient and will work great on kitchen Â”oors. Any tile with a rating between 1 and 5 will be suitable for the Â”oor. Wait a minute, the big box store associate is not going to know the PEI rating of a tile? They might not, but they do know where to look. Pull up the tile name, manufacturer and/or item number online and within the description section you will see language like this: ÂPEI rating of 3 for light to moderate trafÂ“c is perfect for residential use.ÂŽ If there is no PEI rating information, assume it is for walls only. So whatÂs the difference between all these different Â”oor tile materials? There are generally four types of Â”oor tile. Ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and what I refer to as Âmutant materials.ÂŽ We will talk about Âmutant materialsÂŽ next time. Ceramic tile is softer and is the least expensive of the Â”oor tile choices. It can chip more easily, and you will Â“nd more inconsistency on the beveled edges. ItÂs not a bad thing, just be prepared to see what appears to be variable widths of grout lines. Better in less formal rooms. Porcelain tiles are more dense and harder to chip. Think about it, your toilet is porcelain. Consequently, porcelain is generally more expensive than ceramic tile options. Travertine, all varieties of marble, slate and limestone are natural stone Â”oor tile options and are in my opinion the most luxurious as well as timeless choices. They generally do require sealing unlike ceramic or porcelain and are more expensive than those options. Also depending on their absorption rating and grade, they can crack and stain easily. Absorption ratings range from Ânon-vitreous,ÂŽ which is a nice way of telling you this stone acts like a sponge so itÂs probably not a good idea for the shower Â”oor. To Âimpervious,ÂŽ which would be something a designer would select for a commercial Â”oor, like a hotel lobby. This information too should be in the product description online. The ÂgradeÂŽ of the natural stone tile refers to how it looks. A grade of Â1ÂŽ is consistent in color, free from cracks and chips and is uniform in shape. Usually more expensive. A grade of Â2ÂŽ has some issues and is what you might Â“nd in a discount Â”ooring warehouse. Not necessarily a bad thing and can sometimes be preferable in casual or rustic spaces. ItÂs just a way of communicating what your expectations should be with this product. The third grade is stone that is only appropriate as accent tiles. They are considered too Â”awed to be used as Â”oor tile. These are used most frequently in the mosaic accent sheets you see in the big box store on the wall tile aisle. They are mixed with other complimentary stones or glass and assembled on a 12 by 12 sheet for ease of installation. One Â“nal lesson on natural stone Â”oor tile, you will sometimes also see a ÂCOFÂŽ or ÂSCOFÂŽ rating when looking through the descriptions of natural stone Â”oor tiles. This stands for the ÂcoefÂ“cient of frictionÂŽ or Âstatic coefÂ“cient of frictionÂŽ and is simply telling you how slippery a surface is. A low COF means you will probably break a hip on this tile while a higher COF makes more sense for the shower Â”oor. Look for a COF rating of around 0.5 for the bathroom. (I knowÂƒ again with the scienceÂƒ when did design get so nerdy!) A couple of designer notes on Â”oor tile. If a wall tile is too beautiful to ignore, ask your tile installer about using a sanded and/or epoxy grout to balance out the durability and make the tile a little less slippery for Â”oor installation. This happens mostly when a client wants to use a real marble on the Â”oor which is in its nature, very porous and likely to chip easily. (But it looks awesome!) Dye lots matter. This is the shade of color your tiles are in the same Â“nish. Usually a code or number on the box. Order more than you need so if a box is broken you have enough tile to Â“nish the job in the same dye lot. Even if you can return the broken tile box, more of the dye lot you need to match can be hard to come by. Always know your sourceÂs return policy. Ask your tile installer about using pre-mixed grout. Inconsistency in color can occur when a dry grout is mixed with water on site. Humans are not machines and dry grout powder can age on the store shelf. Pre-mixed grout is more expensive however less trouble than Â“xing an unsightly installation. Work closely with your tile installer and listen to their feedback. Grout width is usually dependent on the area to be grouted and the type of subÂ”oor; not the tile itself. A large tile installed over the entire homeÂs Â”oor may require leveling the subÂ”oor surface and a much wider grout width to ensure there is no cracking in the future. ÂWood-look tilesÂŽ are best with a very dark gray, brown or black thin 1/8 inch to 1/16 inch grout line. This becomes more of a shadow than a grout line and will recreate the Âmicron-bevelÂŽ of traditional real hardwood Â”oors. A very nice detail. Have a question about Â”oor tile? Ask on my blog at http://shellysappinteriors.com/blog/ Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shellysappinteriors.com.What tiles go where?Shelly SappCONTRIBUTED COLUMN METRO CREATIVE IMAGESPEI rating is the resistance to wear and is measured on a scale from 0 to 5. Any tile with a rating between 1 and 5 will be suitable for the oor.
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 www.highlandsnewssun.com David Diaz, head of operations at Floridabased property management company Great Jones, talks about some useful tips for people who are thinking about being a landlord of a rental property for the Â“rst time. The wheels are turning in your head: Rent prices in Metro Orlando are rising, and real estate has long been seen as a top investment. Is it time to take the leap and become a landlord? ÂOwning a rental property can be a great source of cash Â”ow and future equity appreciation,ÂŽ said David Diaz, head of operations at Florida property management company Great Jones. Diaz took a few minutes recently to outline a few tips to succeed as a Â“rst-time landlord. Here are Â“ve key points: Â„ Screen tenants, and screen them some more ÂFind great residents. The quality of your resident will determine the outcome of your investment more than anything else. Income veriÂ“cations, criminal background, all those things Âƒ Any gaps and you could Â“nd yourself with a problem coming downstream.ÂŽ Â„ Know your tenantsÂ rights up front Â„ and yours too ÂLandlord-tenant law is hugely important. If youÂre going to individually manage, or if youÂre going to manage through a property manager, you want to make sure youÂre always staying up to date. Florida has very strong landlord-tenant laws that are very speciÂ“c about what a landlord is obligated to. You can get stuck on technicalities. Âƒ There are a lot of forms available online. Make sure theyÂre attorney generated, and that youÂre doing it right.ÂŽ Â„ Choose the right money-maker property ÂOften people when they individually invest will buy more expensive homes than they potentially should be renting, where the highest and best use of that home is not necessarily a rental property but an end-user home, so they wonÂt see those same marginsÂŽ of 60-65 percent that a large Wall Street real-estate investment Â“rm generates. Â„ Expect to spend thousands on maintenance ÂYour maintenance and turnover should be budgeted in the $2,000 per year range. If you really include all of the big stuff and what we call amortized turnover, so if somebody moves out every three years, youÂre going to have costs of painting and those sorts of things that you want to spread across a three-year period when youÂre Â“guring out your numbers. I very often see estimates where people have 100 percent occupancy assumption and some really low maintenance number, and then they canÂt Â“gure out why theyÂre not hitting their expected yield on their investment.ÂŽ Â„ Improve it while itÂs empty ÂA lot of owners make the mistake of going into a project and saying, ÂOh, IÂll do that when somebody moves in.Â ÂThe reality is, it is vastly more efÂ“cient to get work done while the property is empty and much more cost efÂ“cient and time efÂ“cient to get as much done.ÂŽ Â„ Plan for vacant months but try to avoid them too ÂA property that rents for $2,000 a month, if vacant for one month, just lost $166 of effective rent (for each month of the year), so youÂre now just over $1,800 in effective rent. 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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Designers often talk about the perfect outdoor living room a deck or patio that combines the comfort and style of indoor decorating with the pleasure of relaxing outside. But what separates these out door entertaining spaces from more typically decorated backyards? Weve asked three interior designers Brett Beldock of New Yorkbased Brett Design Inc., Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten25 in Dallas and Dan Mazzarini of the design rm BHDM about what items they use to elevate a simple deck or patio to true outdoor room status.The perfect rugAdding textiles underfoot, says Mazzarini, brings that added tactile quality thats expected to be only indoors, and helps sort of redene the outdoor space. Beldock agrees, and says companies like Sunbrella and Perennials offer soft rugs made of durable, dyed acrylic yarns in gorgeous patterns and colors. It doesnt feel like plastic, Beldock says, but you can hose it down. And fortunately, says Fenimore, you dont have to invest a lot even big-box stores like Sams Club sometimes offer good-quality outdoor rugs in geometric prints or stripes. Some of these may actually dry more quickly after rain than more expensive, thicker outdoor rugs. Choosing a rug that drains and dries well is especially important if you have a concrete oor or little direct sunlight. But, Fenimore says, dont skimp too much on the price: Very thin acrylic rugs may not last long and may fade quickly. In choosing the number of rugs and their placement, consider dening separate enter taining areas: one rug for the dining area under the table and chairs, and another to dene a seating area that serves as a living room.Living room lightingTypical outdoor lighting can be harsh and unattering, and over head lighting is nobodys friend, says Mazzarini. So look for outdoor table lamps and oor lamps to add the soft glow of indoor lighting. Although they vary in what weather conditions they can handle, outdoor lamps can be used throughout much of the year, Mazzarini says. Fenimore agrees: Bringing in lamplight, especially outside, is really beautiful and subtle, she says, and its easy to nd a wide range of styles and prices for outdoor lamps at home decor retailers. As a nishing touch, Beldock loves adding to the glow by using lots of candles with glass hurricane covers.Temperature controlManaging the air is another indoor touch you can work with outdoors. For clients in Texas, Fenimore often suggests fans to circulate the air on an outdoor patio. At her own home, we have a wall-mounted fan hanging under one of the eaves, she says, to keep air moving and hopefully deter mosquitoes. For colder evenings, standing space heaters can take the chill out of a space and complement the warmth from a repit.Upholstery and fabricsJust as with your indoor living room, choose a comfortable, stylish sofa for outdoors and pair it with a loveseat or comfortable upholstered chairs. Indoor/outdoor fabrics have come a long way, these designers say, so choose a texture that feels like indoor upholstery. And dont just stick with one color, says Beldock: Mix and match fabrics the way you do in an indoor situation. Although outdoor sofa styles vary widely, Beldock says the sectional peanut sofa by Bonaldo is popular for outdoor living rooms, and its available in a wide range of soft outdoor fabrics. Velvety, chenille fabrics durable enough for outdoors have become popular, says Fenimore. Despite their cozy texture, she says, these fabrics dont trap heat and can be comfortable all summer long. To complete the look, add throw pillows to your outdoor sofa. Many outdoor throw pillows are available with stuffing that can dry easily without getting moldly. Another option, Fenimore says, is using beautiful indoor throw pillows when you enter tain outside and then bringing them in when the party is over. A deep pile of pillows will bring indoor comfort to your outdoor sofa, encour aging guests to stay and relax, she says. Finishing touch: Fenimore suggests keeping a container lled with soft, lightweight throw blankets so that guests lounging outdoors in the evening can have that extra touch of softness and luxury if the wind begins to blow.3 pros discuss creating an outdoor roomBy MELISSA RAYWORTHASK A DESIGNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Abbe Fenimore shows fans for hot days and space heaters for cold nights can help make a patio feel even more like an outdoor living room, as seen in this backyard sitting area designed by Abbe Fenimore. Designers say that outdoor furnishings have come a long way. Look for rugs, lighting, sofas and more. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Abbe Fenimore shows an outdoor rug in a rooftop sitting area designed by Abbe Feni more, which brings the softness of a living room to an outdoor space. Designers say that outdoor furnishings have come a long way. 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Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 www.highlandsnewssun.com Everyone beneÂ“ts from a space thatÂs uniquely their own Â„ especially kids. Kids love to help plan and design their bedrooms. After all, the place where they sleep and play is their own little part of the world, and it gives them a sense of ownership when theyÂre able to put a personal touch on it. Here are three ways to customize your childÂs room without breaking the bank:Consider built-in furnitureThink about hiring a carpenter for built-in beds, dressers, bookshelves or seating. This way, you can maximize space while designing a room that will grow with your child for years to come. A twin-sized loft bed will be great at any age beyond toddlerhood, for example. Smaller children will enjoy using the space below the bed for toy storage (or an impromptu playhouse with a few cleverly hung curtains), and older kids and teens can use the space for a desk. Window seats provide an outside view that connects kids to nature, and they can be decorated to suit their changing interests as well. Built-in shelving saves space and offers great Â”exibility over the years. A toddlerÂs Dr. Seuss books can be replaced by toys, which can be replaced by schoolbooks. As an added bonus, built-in shelves provide a safety bonus for smaller children, since they canÂt tip over.Create a unique look with custom paintingThe paint job in your childÂs room provides the baseline for the rest of the look and design. Look for paints free of volatile organic compounds. TheyÂre the best choice for anyone sensitive to allergies or prone to headaches. Satin and semi-gloss paint Â“nishes are excellent choices for kidÂs rooms Â„ their water base makes them easy to clean with soap and water. Plus, satin paint is forgiving of imperfections. To really Â“re up your childÂs creative instincts, consider chalkboard or dry erase paints. TheyÂll let your budding young Picasso draw to their heartÂs content with an easy cleanup later. You can also place a layer of magnetic paint primer underneath standard colors, which will allow you to easily stick artwork or magnetic art projects right against the wall. For a truly unique experience, mural painters can offer a distinctive and personalized look for a childÂs room. Some will even mount art on canvas the size and shape of the wall, so it can be taken down and preserved when a child gets older. Think about flexible optionsNeutral walls and colorful accents make for the best basic building blocks of a childÂs room. DonÂt worry about adding any bright color Â„ all the toys and accessories in the room can do that! When it comes to developing a theme for the room, consider using easily changed elements. This Â”exibility will come in handy as kids grow and their tastes change. If theyÂre on a baseball kick, get baseball-themed blankets and pillows for now and swap them out for the next obsession later. If theyÂre into trucks or dolls, place some on a shelf. You can also change these as their interests evolve. Interior designers specialize in all aspects of home design and can give you pointers on how to involve your kids in the process. Paul F. P. Pogue is a reporter for AngieÂs List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. com.How should I decorate a kidÂs room?ASK ANGIEÂS LISTPAUL F. P. POGUE METRO CREATIVE IMAGESNeutral walls and colorful accents make for the best basic building blocks of a childÂs room. The Reed Ferry TeamKIM REED863email@example.comHELEN FERRY863firstname.lastname@example.org 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. Â€ SEBRING, FL 33875 LAKE JACKSON $385,000Elegant custom executive 4 BR+ofc/3 Ba/3 Car gar with over 4,000 sf of living area is sure to please even the most discerning buyer. Amenities galore incl curved cherry and wrought iron staircase, gourmet kitchen and screened porch with fantastic view of the lake. MLS# 248078 SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATE $198,500DonÂt miss this rare opportunity to buy NEW CONSTRUCTION and pick out your colors to make this 3 BR/2BA/2 Car Gar home truly your own! Upgrades include granite, SS appls, wood-like tile & upgraded wood cabinetry. A 10x34 Lanai is perfect for entertaining. MLS# 245409 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $189,900 Exquisite 2BR+ofc/2BA home features abundant crown molding, volume ceilings and a 21x13 LR with hand scraped wood laminate ooring. Wood cabinets and gorgeous glass tile back splash in Kitchen. 12x28 Florida room w/ windows & screen, plus a paver brick patio. MLS# 247323 THE BLUFFS $144,900Beautiful corner villa lives like a single-family home! 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MLS#247691 EXTRA LOT!$239,900421 MARAVILLA AVE.With a beautiful ÂchefÂs kitchenÂŽ this 3 bedroom (or 4th) 2 1/2 bath is ready for a quick closing. Fenced yard shows great! MLS#247607 HARDER HALL! PUT THE RE/MAX AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed Transactions MLS#248059F ISHERMANÂS PARADISE3116 WHITE OAK RD. LORIDAAdorable 3BR/1BA, complete eat-in-kitchen w/knotty pine cabinets. Huge screened porch. Across from canal to Lake Istopokpoga.$98,500 MLS#2464014156 SELAH RD, SEBRINGBeautiful 5 acre property w/ 3BR/2BA mobile. Gorgeous setting with trees, fenced entrance. Country setting, but close to town. Plenty of room for your toys, or gardening etc. Tenant is in place and would like to stay if possible. If not we need 60 day closing. Close to Highlands Hammock State Park$125,000 MLS#247753 2824 ROGER ST, SEBRING Double wide home has 2BR/2BA. Pretty oak colored wood laminate throughout. Nice sized rooms. Large master. New walk in shower in 2nd bth. Patio on the side with workshop/ laundry. Lush landscaping, curbing etc. Brand new 10x10 shed is $2500. Additional or seller can have it removed. Storage yard available if you need. Sorry, no pets. $69,900 S D, CDPE863-381-8841www.suedean.comsuedean@Remax.net VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#247821 321 SASSAFRAS AVE., SEBRINGGreat 3 BR/2 BA home, within walking distance to Lake Jackson! Near the public boat ramp and picnic area. Beautiful neighborhood of well-kept homes. This pool home has an open floor plan. Living room, kitchen and family room. Great for entertaining! Huge master bedroom w/ updated bath, walk in shower. Light & bright eat in kitchen w/island. Pretty backyard, with a place for a fire pit, fenced. Shed is included. Bring your boat!!$154,900 PENDING JUST LISTED MOVE-IN READY!103 LONGVIEW RD2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 car garage. Turn-key, totally furnished and equipped. Spacious living room. Remodeled bathrooms, granite in kitchen. Convenient location. $159,900 248056 M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com email@example.comWhat do you do when itÂs time to BUY or SELL Call RE/MAXÂS #1 TEAM 2017 Call Maureen Cool at 863 873-7243 www.TheCoolTeam.comLAKE JACKSON4201 LAKEVIEW DRIVEWOW..million dollar panoramic view directly on Lake Jackson. 137Â’ of lakefront. Pool, in-law suite. Lots of options here for this 2-4 bedroom home depending on your needs!$499,900 248365GOLF COURSE HOME2414 SUNRISE DR. Deer Run. Large family room. Spacious master suite, Jacuzzi tub, two walk-in closets. Screened $269,500 247283 REDUCED NEW LISTING REDUCEDNO TRANSACTION FEE if you pay a commission, why should you pay an additional fee? 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Open floorplan w/ tile flooring in traffic areas, nice sized rooms & plenty of privacy. New Roof 2018!$292,500 EACH JUST LISTED! MLS#248366 & 248367 1106 & 1108 LAKE JUNE RD.Come and check these town homes out! Barely lived in and move-in ready! Both of these units have 3 BdrmÂs & 3 full Baths, plenty of upgrades throughout & are being sold furnished! Just in time for summer fun on Lake June! Also includes boat slips for each unit. Community dock, boat ramp & fire pit area for all your enjoyment. Buy 1 or both! Check these out before they are gone! JUST LISTED! MLS#247703 GREAT DEALS! TO BUY OR SELL CALL KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063$119,700 REDUCED! JUST LISTED! MLS#2463664138 VANTAGE CIR.OPEN HOUSE TODAY! 1-3:00 Great Location! This 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1/2 duplex is move-in ready & includes new carpeting, paintt, cabinets & counter tops, some newer appliances, fixtures & more! Directions: US 27 N to Thunderbird Rd. to Left on Vantage Trace to left on Vantage Cir. to home on Left. Look for the signs!$274,900 VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com firstname.lastname@example.org MLS#246396MOBILE & COTTAGE 3 bedroom home AND cottage across the street from Little Redwater Lake which also includes 2 sheds. Interior of main home is plywood paneling with carpeting and tile through out. There is an oversized master bedroom and 16x20 family room. The cottage is an open floor plan and nice newly constructed screened porch. Also overlooks the lake. $96,000 MLS#248096FAIRMOUNT CINEMA SQUARE 2,000 to 4,000 square feet of retail space. Great visibility and traffic PLUS unlimited parking. Join the 6 screen movie theater, 3 restaurants, 2 doctorÂs, a jeweler and more. Great low rental rate! Call Chip Boring today!! $325,000COMMERCIAL LAND2.5 +/Acres on US 27 Cleared and ready! 2.5+/Acres with 370 feet of U.S. Highway 27 frontage. Property is adjacent to Raceway Station with great access from the highway from both directions. This purchase includes additional adjacent parcel and zoned B3. Income producing billboard located on property, leased for $800 per year. FDOT access done but not finalized. MLS#248277 Sale Pending 10170 & 10178 Spicewood. .. $4,500 Each3115 Country Lake Dr ................... $59,000 1794 N Seminole Rd ....................... $9,900302 & 304 Kite Ave ...... Call For Price 748, 756, 800 Lake Seb Blvd .......$5,000 Each4324 & 4332 Thunderbird RD ...$8,500 Each4419 Cooper Drive ..................$8,500 RESIDENTIAL LAND FOR SALE NEW LISTING
adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 Sunday, July 8, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | Tennis 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Soccer 6 | Cycling 6 | NBA 6 By TALES AZZONIAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia Â„ Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this yearÂs World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make it to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since the Soviet Union finished fourth at the 1966 tournament in England. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin was taken in by the host nationÂs surprising run, at least according to Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov. ÂPutin called me during the day, and he called me right now,ÂŽ Cherchesov said. ÂHe congratulated us on a very good game. He said what we showed on the field was great. I told him we were disappointed. He said we should have our eyes open and make the next steps.ÂŽ The Croats hadnÂt advanced to the semifinals at the World Cup since 1998, when the country made its first appearance. Croatia will WORLD CUP: Croatia 4, Russia 3Croatia ends RussiaÂs run, advances to World Cup semiÂ“ nalsFOOTBALL: BuccaneersStaring through the Bucs abyssBy Tom JonesTimes sports columnistBucs training camp is now less than a month away, and it feels like dark clouds have gathered around One Buc Place. It happened suddenly. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote how it felt as if the Bucs were starting to take steps toward improvement and there was a case for optimism in 2018. The glass was half-full. Now? It has all changed. Now, itÂs hard to see through the abyss. Surely IÂll be accused of being a Debbie Downer, but havenÂt the past few weeks just sucked the life out this thing? ThatÂs what the Jameis Winston suspension has done. It has changed everything. The Bucs are taking a beating nationally off the field for the Winston mess. Predictions for what is going to happen on the field are more pessimistic every day. ItÂs hard to find hope. ItÂs hard to get excited. Tampa Bay has a real chance to get off to a horrendous start that could set the tone for another depressing season. All because of the three-game suspension of Winston for violating the NFLÂs personal conduct policy that has cast a dark shadow over the season before it has even started. The first three games were already a reason for concern. Even the most optimistic Bucs fan had to swallow hard when the schedule came out. And thatÂs when we all thought Winston was going to be behind center. Now? Gulp, and more gulp. The Bucs open at New Orleans, home of the defending NFC South champion. Then the entire state of Pennsylvania invades Tampa Bay. First, the defending Super Bowl champion By Allana BareÂ“ eldTimes SportsST. PETERSBURG Â„ When the call from the Hall came, there she was again. The girl with the ÂI Love You MartyÂŽ sign, in the newspaper again, this time on the cover of the June 27 Times Sports section. Frozen in time, doing what she always did at Lightning games, what she still does. Kathleen Harrod, through all the years, continues to support Marty St. Louis. When news broke that St. Louis would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Times page designer Sean Kristoff-Jones searched the electronic archives for a picture that captured MartyÂs 14-year career in Tampa. He selected one that illustrates a connection with Lightning fans Â„ one in particular. In the photo, St. Louis is hunched over, his stick resting on his knees, the hint of a smile on his face. Behind him is a 15-year-old St. Petersburg girl with strawberry-blonde hair, pressing her sign against the glass, waiting for St. Louis to notice her. Times photographer Dirk Shadd certainly did that day, just as the LightningÂs 2004 Stanley Cup season was dawning. That picture that keeps showing up is from a Sept. 21, 2003 preseason game against Carolina. Its archive caption includes a note: By Marc TopkinTimes SportsThere is so much Rays to chat about right now, what with the still evolving pitching plan, SundayÂs expected AllStar berths for C Wilson Ramos and LHP Blake Snell, and the stadium reveal coming Tuesday. Under cover are the calls, text messages and occasional GIFs GM Erik Neander, senior VP Chaim Bloom and other execs are sharing with teams on possible trades. And they have a lot to talk about, too. Even after all the Rays did during the winter, spring and first MONICA HERNDON | TIMESTampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter talks to the media after mandatory mini camp on June 12, 2018 at One Buc Place in Tampa, Fla. By MARK LONGAP Sports WriterDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Â„ Chase Elliott is on the pole and the green flag has dropped for the start of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman are on the front row at Daytona, a needed boost for both the team and manufacturer Chevrolet. Chevy is trying to snap a 0-for-17 streak. ItÂs the longest losing winless stretch for the American manufacturer since a 31-race drought in 1981-82. Austin Dillon gave Chevy its lone win of the season at the seasonopening Daytona 500. The American automaker hasnÂt been to victory lane since and hadnÂt really gotten close to a checkered. Toyota and Ford have pulled away in the standings. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson starts fourth in the No. 48 Chevrolet, giving Hendrick three of the top four spots. More AP auto racing: www.racing.ap.orgAUTO RACINGNASCAR race at Daytona begins with Chase Elliott on pole HOCKEY: LightningMeet Âthe girl behindÂ the St. Louis signDIRK SHADD | TIMESKathleen Harrod, then 15, is shown pressing her Marty St. Louis sign against the glass, hoping to get the Tampa Bay Lightning starÂs attention before a 2003 preseason game against the Carolina Hurricane. BASEBALL: RaysRays Tales: Who might be going, and whyAP PHOTONathan Eovaldi was sharp on Wednesday. SEE CROATIA, 2 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE HOCKEY, 3 SEE RAYS, 3FINAL FOUREngland heads to the semiÂ“ nals with 2-0 win over Sweden, stands one win away from Cup Â“ nal. Page 6
Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, July 8, 2018 / The Sunnext play England in the semifinals on Wednesday in Moscow. With the crowd silenced following an extra-time header from Croatia defender Domagoj Vida in the 101st minute, Russia defender Mario Fernandes scored with his own header in the 115th to send the match to yet another penalty shootout. Fernandes, who was born in Brazil but rejected a chance to play for that countryÂs national team in 2011, sent his penalty kick wide of the net in the shootout, giving Croatia the advantage. Both goalkeepers made early saves in the shootout, with an injured Danijel Subasic stopping the opening shot from Fyodor Smolov. Igor Akinfeev later blocked an attempt from Mateo Kovacic. At 1-1, Fernandes missed his shot Â„ only the second player to miss in any of the four shootouts at this yearÂs World Cup. The teams then traded two scores each before Ivan Rakitic calmly converted the winning penalty. ÂWe should have finished the j ob before penalties but maybe itÂs written in the stars we have to go through the extra drama,ÂŽ said Luka Modric, whose penalty bounced off AkinfeevÂs hand and the post before entering the other side of the net. Denis Cheryshev gave Russia the lead in re g ulation time with a long-range shot into the upper corner in the 31st minute. Croatia equalized with Andrej KramaricÂs header near halftime. ÂI left everything on the field and unfortunately we were unlucky,ÂŽ Russia midfielder Roman Zobnin said. 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City FC SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2 p.m.ABC Â„ 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, at Seattle SPECIALS 2 p.m. ESPN Â„ 2018 World Series of Poker, Main Event, at Las Vegas SWIMMING 6:30 p.m. NBCSN Â„ TYR Pro Swim Series, at Columbus, Ohio TENNIS 3 p.m. ABC Â„ Wimbledon Championships, Week 1 highlights, at London By SCOTT ORGERAAssociated PressNEW YORK Â„ Tampa BayÂs Blake Snell and Wilson Ramos are hoping they both get selected to the American League All-Star team. Saturday afternoonÂs performance at Citi Field may have strengthened the batterymatesÂ chances. Snell blanked the Mets over a career-high-tying 7 Â‡ innings, Ramos drove in a pair of runs and the Rays downed New York 3-0 on Saturday. ÂIÂd be pumped,ÂŽ Snell said about the possibility of playing in the Midsummer Classic. ÂIÂd be stoked.ÂŽ A late afternoon start under clear blue skies featured two young lefthanders at the top of their game in recent weeks, both successfully dodging a slew of baserunners early. Ranked among the league leaders in several categories, the 25-year-old Snell was as advertisedÂ„ keeping the Mets off the board despite allowing the leadoff runner to reach in six out of eight frames including each of the first four. Snell (12-4) struck out nine, scattering six hits and three walks while lowering his AL-leading ERA to 2.09. ÂBlake has been tremendous for us. HeÂs been the workhorse.ÂŽ Rays manager Kevin Cash said. ÂWeÂre talking about a potential All-Star candidate.ÂŽ The lanky lefty has yielded two runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts and is 4-0 with an 0.63 ERA over his last four outings, two against the Astros. ÂHe deserves to be in the All-Star Game because heÂs had an awesome year,ÂŽ Ramos said of the Rays starter. ÂThereÂs nothing better than being with your teammates in the All-Star Game.ÂŽ The feeling is mutual. ÂHe needs to go,ÂŽ Snell said, rallying for his backstop. ÂIt would be even cooler if I did go and pitch to him. I think that would be special for the both of us.ÂŽ After being held scoreless in 34 of their previous 36 innings, Tampa Bay finally broke through in the fifth. Matt Duffy lined a leadoff double down the right-field line, the fourth two-bagger surrendered by Mets starter Steven Matz to that point, advancing to third on a groundout. Ramos followed with a sharp grounder to shortstop. A charging Amed Rosario booted the ball before recovering and throwing to first for the out. With Duffy running on contact, Rosario likely would have cut down the run at home had he fielded the ball cleanly. Instead, the Rays took a 1-0 lead. ÂHe just came in on it hard,ÂŽ Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. ÂHe looked up just to see where the runner was and it hit off his heel.ÂŽ Matz (4-6) continued his recent surge, charged with one run on five hits and three walks in 6 Â‡ inningsÂ„ striking out five. The Long Island native has allowed four earned runs across his last three starts, a span of 18 Â‡ innings.BASEBALL: Rays 3, Mets 0Snell helps Rays blank Mets 3-0Staff ReportsThe long ball helped propel the Stone Crabs to an 8-3 victory Saturday against the Clearwater Threshers at Spectrum Stadium. And for the second time this week, a familiar face from the parent club, started a game for the Stone Crabs. Jake Faria, on a rehabilitation assignment, started for Charlotte, pitching two innings, allowing two hits, including a home run, in his appearance. Chris Archer threw four no-hit innings Tuesday night. However, it was Florida State League all-star Willy Ortiz, who earned the victory, hurling six innings, allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out six, raising his record to 5-2. The Stone Crabs opened the scoring in the 2nd inning as third baseman Jermaine Palacios doubled to center, the first of his three hits, scoring left fielder Miles Mastrobuoni. Charlotte would plate three more runs in the 4th inning. Designated hitter Rene Pinto would be the next to deliver with a double to center scoring Jesus Sanchez. The Stone Crabs would load the bases, and former Rice Owl Tristan Gray would factor into the equation, drawing a base on balls to force home Pinto. The Stone Crabs tacked on another run as catcher Zacrey LawÂs sacrifice fly to center field scored Mastrobuoni. Josh Lowe and Rob Tenorowicz hit backto-back solo shots in the 7th inning to give Charlotte an authoritative 6-2 advantage. The Stone Crabs would add to their cushion in the 8th inning, as Tristan Gray hit a two-run home run to left. Alexis Tapia, came into finish the game, pitching a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two while allowing two hits.BASEBALLStone Crabs power past ThreshersBy John RabyAssociated PressWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. Â„ Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft are looking to add to the crop of first-time winners on the PGA Tour in West Virginia. Varner shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to tie Kraft at the top entering the final round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Both are seeking their first tour wins in their 85th starts. Since this tournament debuted in 2010, there have been four first-time champions, but no third-round leader has won. ÂI wish we could go play right now,ÂŽ Varner said. ÂIÂm pretty hungry. This is what you work for. This is what I get so pumped up to do.ÂŽ Varner had four back-nine birdies after 10 consecutive pars to catch Kraft, the secondround leader who let a four-stroke lead slip away and shot 1-under 69. Both were at 14-under 196. VarnerÂs best finish on tour was a tie for fifth at the OHL Classic in Mexico in 2016. He has one top-10 finish in each of the past two years and won the Australian PGA Championship in 2016. ÂI guess this whole thingÂs new to me because IÂve never had a lead going into the last day,ÂŽ Varner said. ÂBut I donÂt really lack confidence. ThatÂs never really been a problem. I just need to slow down and take it all in. Because thereÂs going to be something that happens tomorrow where I can learn and I can grow and I can get a lot better. So it goes back to keeping it in perspective. ÂThat was deep. Sorry.ÂŽ Kraft, who finished fifth in last yearÂs tournament, refused to get down on himself despite bogeys on two of his final three holes Saturday. ÂIÂm just going to stay patient tomorrow,ÂŽ he said. ÂI hit a lot of good shots today.ÂŽ Fifteen golfers were within five shots of the lead. The tournament has been decided by two or fewer strokes every year and has gone to a playof f three times. The 2016 tournament was canceled after devastating floods. The Old White TPC dried out on a sunny Saturday and scores werenÂt as low as the first two days when rains softened the course and yielded eight rounds of 63 or better. Kraft had a one-stroke lead entering the round, the first time heÂs led after 36 holes on the PGA Tour.GOLFVarner, Kraft tied for lead at GreenbrierBy LUKE MEREDITHAssociated PressNEWTON, Iowa Â„ Defending IndyCar champion Josef NewgardenÂs up-anddown season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago. Newgarden is back at Iowa Speedway Â„ the scene of perhaps his most impressive performance back in 2016 Â„ in hopes of closing the gap further on series leader Scott Dixon. Newgarden is fourth, 50 points behind Dixon, despite a series-high three wins in 10 starts. ThatÂs because the Tennessee-born Newgarden finished eighth or worse in a five-race stretch that began in Indianapolis and ended in Texas. Newgarden got things going in the right direction in Wisconsin two weeks ago, leading all but two of 55 laps, and he feels as though his No. 1 Chevy will have an advantage after testing the newly designed aero package at Iowa on June 27. Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power won his 52nd career pole on Saturday, with Newgarden set to start second. Ryan Hunter-Reay was third, followed by Simon Pagenaud. ÂUs testing here is a benefit...(and) I think itÂs more important this year just because itÂs a new car Â„ and Iowa is its own animal,ÂŽ said Newgarden, who led a record 282 of 300 laps to win at Iowa two years ago. ÂEven having been to Phoenix, another short oval, I donÂt think a lot of that really applies here because Iowa is just crazy unique. ItÂs a lot bumpier.ÂŽ Despite being one of the few drivers to run in each of IowaÂs previous 11 races, Dixon has never won here. His best finish was third in 2016 Â„ even though he has claimed the pole three times.AUTO RACINGNewgarden looks for 2nd straight win
The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3By Howard FendrichAssociated PressLONDON Â„ Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. ItÂs going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at Wimbledon, joining the procession of top women on the way out. Ranked and seeded No. 1, fresh off her winning first Grand Slam title at the French Open, so sure she had figured out how to overcome the big-moment anxiety that was so problematic for so long, Halep chastised herself as ÂunprofessionalÂŽ after bowing out in the third round at the All England Club on Saturday, dropping the last five games while being beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. ÂI just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because IÂm tired, I couldnÂt stay focused for every ball,ÂŽ Halep said. ÂMentally, I was tired. Also physically, I feel tired. My muscles are gone.ÂŽ For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five womenÂs seeds reached the round of 16. Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. The only past champion at the grass-court tournament left is Serena Williams. Only two other women among the 16 left even own a Grand Slam singles title: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko one. ÂI mean, IÂm not surprised anymore,ÂŽ said 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko, a 6-0, 6-4 winner against Vitalia Diatchenko, who eliminated five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the first round. ÂBecause every day, something strange is happening in the draw.ÂŽ Far less so in the menÂs bracket, although No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev did depart Saturday with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Ernests Gulbis, a Latvian ranked 138th who is the first male qualifier since 2012 to reach WimbledonÂs fourth round.TENNISAfter loss, No. 1 Halep calls self ÂtiredÂBUCSFrom Page 1Eagles visit. TheyÂre followed by the mighty Steelers. Saints. Eagles. Steelers. The Bucs were staring at, potentially, 0-3 even with their starting quarterback. Without him? IÂm not sure thereÂs enough Fitzmagic in 35-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick to steal even one victory in the first three games. True, Fitzpatrick went 2-1 as a starter last season filling in for an injured Winston, but do you remember those two victories? One was at home against Josh McCown and the Jets. The other was on the road against Matt Moore and the Dolphins. Hey, those wins count. They donÂt ask how, but how many. But letÂs be realistic. WeÂre not talking about the Jets or Dolphins. This time around, there are no McCowns or Moores waiting. This time, itÂs Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and whichever great quarterback the Eagles throw out there. If the Bucs start 0-3, that might be curtains. Typically, 0-3 is a death sentence. Since 1980, there have been 173 teams that have started 0-3. Only five went on to make the playoffs. Now, a couple of things. Maybe the Bucs donÂt start 0-3. Maybe the 14-year veteran Fitzpatrick discovers that Fitzmagic. Maybe he and his beard pull out a victory along the way. And, well, five other teams have come back from 0-3 holes to make the playoffs, so itÂs not impossible. Maybe Tampa Bay could be the sixth. But if weÂre being honest, of all the scenarios, 0-3 seems the most likely, doesnÂt it? And, if weÂre really being honest, 0-3 to the playoffs is a shot in the dark. An 0-3 start for a team went 5-11 last season is not exactly the foundation for a turnaround season. An 0-3 start could put the team in full panic mode. It could turn up the heat on coach Dirk KoetterÂs seat. It should turn up the heat on general manager Jason LichtÂs seat. An 0-3 start is more likely to send a team into a seasonlong tailspin than serve as incentive for a historic comeback. So letÂs try to look at it as glass half-full. ThereÂs still a lot to like about this team. The Bucs have plenty of skill at the skilled positions. Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries, Cam Brate and O.J. Howard. You could make a case that no team has six pairs of hands that good. If rookie Ronald Jones can provide a running game, the offense could be pretty good. The defensive line is much improved and maybe that helps a defense that is probably going to have to carry this team, especially in the first three weeks. ItÂs possible this wonÂt be a nightmare season after all. But thatÂs hard to see right now. The schedule is tough. The division is hard. And the first three weeks look impossible to navigate. Right now, the abyss looks deep and wide and long. Contact Tom Jones at email@example.com. Follow @tomwjones.HOCKEYFrom Page 1 Âthe fan on the left is unidentified.ÂŽ Not any more. ÂFifteen years later and me and my Marty sign are still making the Tampa Bay Times Sports section,ÂŽ Harrod tweeted the day after St. Louis received the call from the hall of fame. She included the hashtag #thegirlbehindthesign. ÂItÂs just crazy because that the picture literally have been in the paper at least 10 times,ÂŽ said Harrod, now 31. Looking at the picture, Harrod remembers her routine: Every home game during warms-up she would leave her seat in section 211, row A, to get closer to the ice while her dad got them food. ÂMy dad and I growing up had season tickets for 10 years, so him and I went to every single Lightning game since they were at the St. Pete Times Forum,ÂŽshe said. ÂIt was a huge part of my childhood.ÂŽ HarrodÂs dad, Rick, said he introduced hockey to her, and she fell in love with the sport instantly. ÂIn the early 1990s or late 80s I just became interested in hockey. I lived in Florida my whole life, so I wasnÂt around it that much until Tampa Bay got a team,ÂŽ said Rick Harrod, who is 66 and living in Brooksville. ÂShe ended up loving the game.ÂŽ And Marty. Every game, as he warmed up, Harrod would try to the same seat by the glass. ÂThere was a group of ladies every single game that we would all sit and watch him,ÂŽ Kathleen Harrod said. ÂHe knew the sign, every game he would come over and stand in front of it and kick the board.ÂŽ St. Louis wasnÂt the biggest player, and thatÂs why Harrod liked him even more. ÂHe was just always fun to watch. He was a underdog,ÂŽshe said. ÂHe is small for being a hockey player but really fast.ÂŽ HarrodÂs connection with St. Louis wasnÂt just a teenage fantasy, said Debbie West, 55, of Dunedin. West is a Harrod family friend and would sit right next to Kathleen and Rick Harrod for many years. ÂShe would arrive to the game several hours before, as soon as the doors would open,ÂŽ West said. ÂShe stayed true to him throughout all the years he played.ÂŽ Harrod has many St. Louis collectibles, from a Marty-signed puck to the game-worn jersey her dad bought in a charity auction for $1,000. ÂMy dad surprised me,ÂŽ she said. ÂI came home one da y and it was sitting on the dining room table.ÂŽ For some Lightning fans, the love affair with St. Louis went cold when, during a 2014 playoff push, he successfully lobbied to be traded to the Rangers. By then, Harrod was already committed. In 2013, the year she turned 26, she got a Marty tattoo. ÂI have his number tattooed on me,ÂŽ she said. ÂIt was always my lucky number, it was his number, so itÂs on my wrist in Roman numerals.ÂŽ The tattoo? No regrets. The junior class trip to Europe, the one that cost her $6,000 and a chance to attend four 2004 Stanley Cup Finals games Â„ including the Game 7 clincher? That, she regrets. ÂI tried to not go to Europe. People think IÂm crazy because I wanted to go to a hockey game,ÂŽ she said. ÂLooking back I still would of stayed, to see them win the Cup, I could go to Europe anytime.ÂŽ Her other regret: SheÂs never spoken to St. Louis. SheÂs had multiple chances, the best coming when he walked by her during the LightningÂs ceremony to retire his jersey on Jan. 13, 2017. Her heart started racing and she couldnÂt speak. SheÂs hoping to break the ice Â„ and fetch her ÂI Love You MartyÂŽ sign out of storage Â„ on Nov. 12 when St. Louis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ÂMy instant thought when he was going into the hall of fame was I need to figure out a way to get to Toronto,ÂŽ she said. Brittany Slater has known Harrod since they were freshmen at St. Petersburg High School. She calls her Âthe smartest girl in the room when it comes to hockey.ÂŽ Slater also knows the real reason Harrod fell for the sport and then for Marty: Her father. ÂWith hockey it was kind of like their religion,ÂŽ said Slater, who tagged along often on the Harrods father-daughter hockey outings. ÂIt was unspoken. ÂThis is what we do. This is how we do it,Â and itÂs been like that since she was a little girl all away through now.ÂŽ Contact Allana J. Barefield at abarefield@ tampabay.com. Follow @allana_b18RAYSFrom Page 1 three-plus months of this season, they have the potential to be quite busy leading up to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades. And they should be. Besides maybe a winning record, all the Rays are playing for now is the future. So in continuing to transition to their young core, it makes sense to keep clearing out veterans (and some younger players) who are not part of that plan, sorting out which prospects look legit, and further assessing areas of need (such as a promising young catcher, which should be No. 1). Also, from a practical standpoint, creating 40-man roster space to make room for more call-ups. More than any other year, and more than any other team, the Rays, at least in terms of volume, should have the most to talk about, with a dozen players at least in conversations. The bigger issue, in these days of front office austerity, will be getting what they consider a value-worthy return, though in some cases they may be better off taking what they can get. Here is our look at the possibilities, in some order of relevance: Thanks for playing, and good luckRHP Nathan EovaldiSuddenly the hottest commodity among scouts tracking the Rays, with 10 teams expected to watching SundayÂs start. The strong interest makes sense: HeÂs pitched well (2-3, 3.92), appears healthy, has experience and is cheap, due less than $1 million due and a free agent to be. The Rays need starters right now, but if the y can g et a p otential future piece heÂs headed elsewhere.C Wilson RamosAs weÂve said, Ramos has played really well for the Rays, and it makes no sense for him to keep playing for them. Knowing theyÂre not going to re-sign him as he hits free agency seeking something like $40 million over three years, itÂs up to the Rays to get something valuable before he walks away, plus save the nearly $5 million owed. The challenge is getting the Nats to budge, or another team engaged.SS Adeiny HechavarriaAssuming the Rays have been trying to deal him for three weeks since calling up Willy Adames, this may be a tougher sell than youÂd think. HechavarriaÂs defense is unparalleled and heÂs a pending free agent, which should make him an appealing rental for any contender seeking to upgrade. Maybe it takes clarity of the Manny Machado market for teams to set lower sights on Hechavarria?RHP Sergio RomoHeÂs done pretty much whatever asked: Close games, work in middle relief, be the pioneering opener, all with relative success. But with a stack of young relievers whoÂd benefit from working those highest-leverage situations, RomoÂs time here has passed. His postseason experience, and at times still sweeping breaking ball, should have some value given how contenders are always looking for bullpen upgrades.OF Carlos GomezThe Rays should have a better use for the at-bats heÂs getting. The .195 average and .596 OPS obviously donÂt make him very appealing, and there is a bit of a Âloose cannonÂŽ factor. But the energy, passion and experience could have some slight value elsewhere. At least enough to dump the $2-million left of his salary?LHP Jonny VentersA late June hamstring strain may keep him sidelined past the deadline, which is too bad because it would have been interesting to see how much other teams valued his performance (and heartwarming story) over concern for his oftrepaired elbow. But the Rays have younger arms to handle this role, too.RHP Matt AndrieseIt wouldnÂt seem like thereÂs much reason to trade Andriese, who is heading to arbitration for the first time. But if his role here has been reduced to working a couple innings every few days, the Rays should find a team that values him higher as a starter.RHP Chris ArcherOne of these years, the Rays are going to trade Archer. But, they still donÂt have to, as he is under control for three more seasons after this one for just $27.5 million total. So the ongoing question remains one of timing: When are they likely to best maximize their return? The Rays expected his value to keep rising, but inconsistent performances have raised the question if they waited too long, especially with teams now reluctant to trade a passel of prospects, such as how the Rays got him from the Cubs. Returning from the DL on Monday, albeit on a limited pitch count, should give him enough time to show he is healthy. The bigger question is whether teams will pay the RaysÂ still hefty price. Well, thatÂs an interesting question3B Matt Du yUnlike some of the other veterans, the Rays have no reason to trade Duffy, who ranks among their best hitters (sixth in the AL) and all-around players, doesnÂt start making any real money until next year (around $4 million) and wonÂt be a free agent until 2021. But those are all reasons why he appeals to other teams that could use a third baseman, such as the Angels, Braves and Phillies. And the Rays do have a glut of infielders. Most likely, theyÂd have to be overwhelmed.RHP Chaz RoeAlso seems worth keeping around, what with his filthy slider and, before FridayÂs walkoff grand slam, an extended run of dominance with a 0.51 ERA over 18 appearances. Plus, heÂs cheap and not a free agent for three more years. Like with Duffy, theyÂd have to be talked into this one. Hmm, would they even consider ÂƒCF Kevin KiermaierHe is the (handsome) face of the franchise and signed long-term, due $40 million-plus over four years, plus a 2023 option. Despite missing extended time for a third straight season and having a bad year at the plate (.147), his defense could, obviously, be game-changing for a contender.LHP Blake SnellHeÂs broken through as one of the best starters in the majors at 25, and the Rays should be much more interested in trying to sign him long-term than even considering a trade. But theyÂve always been a sell-high organization, and he certainly could bring back a haul, though it would be a bad message to send. Contact Marc Topkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @ TBTimes_Ra y sDIRK SHADD PHOTOS | TIMES Kathleen Harrod, 31, shows off the picture of herself in 2004 with an ÂI Love You MartyÂŽ sign as Tampa Bay Lightning Marty St. Louis huddles in front of her during the pregame warm up before a game. Harrod is also sporting a ÂXXVIÂŽ tattoo for Marty who was number 26. Marty St. Louis was recently elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. When that news broke, the Times re-ran that photo and she remarked how she was still making the Times all these later. Kathleen Harrod, 31, shows off her ÂXXVIÂŽ tattoo for Tampa Bay Lightning Marty St. Louis who was number 26.
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Bell1b400001.250 Martecf423101.275 Polancorf401002.231 Moran3b401100.261 V azquezp000000.000 Diazc400003.289 Dickersonlf401001.308 Harrison2b400003.260 Mercerss300011.245 T aillonp201000.097 E.Santanap000000--a-Meadowsph101000.298 Crickp000000--Freese3b100000.261 T OTALS35282112 PHILADELPHIA000000300Â„390 PITTSBURGH101000000Â„280 a-singledforE.Santanainthe7th.b-Â”iedout f orArrietainthe8th.c-doubledforWilliams inthe9th.d-struckoutforDominguezin t he9th. LOBÂ„Philadelphia6,Pittsburgh7.2BÂ„ A lfaro(11),Altherr(7),Dickerson(19).3BÂ„ W illiams(2).HRÂ„Marte(10),offArrieta. RBIsÂ„Williams(29),Kingery(26),Alfaro ( 18 ), M a rt e ( 3 8 ), M o r a n ( 35 ) RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„ Philadelphia3(Herrera,Knapp2)Pittsburgh 2(Bell,Freese).RISPÂ„Philadelphia1for5 Pittsburgh1for6. GIDPÂ„Valentin. DPÂ„Pittsburgh1(Harrison,Mercer,Bell). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta,W,6-67622181013.47 Dominguez,H,10110002191.82 Arano,S,2-2110002152.25 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Taillon,L,5-76.25 330677 4.05 E.Santana.11 00001 3.58 Crick12 000021 2.25 Vazquez11002225 3.47 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„E.Santana1-1. WPÂ„Arrieta. UmpiresÂ„Home,LarryVanoverFirst,Mike EstabrookSecond,ChadFairchildThird, AlfonsoMarquez. TÂ„2:48.AÂ„28,150(38,362).CARDINALS3,GIANTS2ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter3b-1b500001.256 Phamcf300011.248 Martinez1b401001.291 Gyorko3b000000.257 Ozunalf411002.275 DeJongss411001.261 Fowlerrf300100.168 Wong2b412001.209 Penac301110.211 Martinezp301100.241 Hicksp000000.000 c-Munozph000010.278 Norrisp000000--TOTALS3337337 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezcf411001.275 Hanson2b411000.272 McCutchenrf401001.258 Belt1b403200.296 Crawfordss400000.300 Sandoval3b400000.247 Hundleyc401000.261 Slaterlf401002.278 Samardzijap100000.100 a-Penceph100000.208 Hollandp000000.067 Dysonp000000--b-Jacksonph100001.242 Gearrinp000000--Melanconp000000--TOTALS3528205 ST.LOUIS001200000Â„371 SANFRANCISCO000001010Â„280 a-linedoutforSamardzijainthe5th.bstruckoutforDysoninthe7th.c-walkedfor Hicksinthe9th. EÂ„Pena(1).LOBÂ„St.Louis7,SanFrancisco 6.2BÂ„Martinez(2),Belt(15).RBIsÂ„Fowler (21),Pena(7),Martinez(4),Belt2(41).SBÂ„ Wong(3),McCutchen(7).SFÂ„Fowler. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„St.Louis4 (Pham,DeJong2,Martinez)SanFrancisco2 (Belt,Crawford).RISPÂ„St.Louis2for8San Francisco2for5. RunnersmovedupÂ„Pena,Ozuna, McCutchen. ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Mrtinez,W,6-47611031003.05 Hicks,H,12121101252.56 Norris,S,17-1910000172.87 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Smrdzija,L,1-557 331381 6.42 Holland10 001021 4.35 Dyson10000110 3.12 Gearrin10 000211 4.20 Melancon10 001123 3.00 WPÂ„Hicks. UmpiresÂ„Home,ChrisConroyFirst,Brian OÂNoraSecond,FieldinCulbrethThird,CB Bucknor.TÂ„2:51.AÂ„39,606(41,915).CUBS8,REDS7CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblerrf500003.270 Barnhartc511001.258 Votto1b422110.296 Gennett2b522002.329 Suarez3b312320.312 Winkerlf401100.277 Garrettp000000.000 Hughesp000000--Perazass300011.274 Harveyp300000.067 Hernandezp000000.000 Duvalllf100000.203 Hamiltoncf413000.230 TOTALS37711547 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Zobristrf512202.296 Heywardcf200000.279 Almoracf300001.324 Baez2b514200.294 Rizzo1b400100.248 Happ3b400013.251 Morrowp000000.000 Schwarberlf411002.248 Caratinic322110.271 Russellss322110.282 Chatwoodp200000.143 Rosariop1011001.000 a-Boteph-3b111000.273 TOTALS37813838 CINCINNATI203011000Â„7111 CHICAGO00020114XÂ„8130 a-singledforRosariointhe8th. EÂ„Peraza(10).LOBÂ„Cincinnati7,Chicago 9.2BÂ„Votto(18),Zobrist(11),Caratini(4), Russell(15).HRÂ„Suarez(18),offChatwood Baez(17),offHernandez.RBIsÂ„Votto(44), Suarez3(66),Winker(36),Zobrist2(35), Baez2(63),Rizzo(59),Caratini(5),Russell (28),Rosario(1).SBÂ„Peraza(16),Hamilton 3(19),Baez(16). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Cincinnati 5(Barnhart3,Winker,Harvey)Chicago 4(Zobrist,Happ2,Schwarber).RISPÂ„ Cincinnati4for15Chicago4for12. RunnersmovedupÂ„Russell,Rizzo. GIDPÂ„Winker. DPÂ„Chicago1(Russell,Baez,Rizzo). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Harvey5.29 321493 4.80 Hernandez.11 110062.08 Garrett,H,1811 332227 3.43 Hghs,L,.2,BS,212 110214 1.53 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Chatwood5.29 7744120 5.01 Rosario,W,4-02.12 000223 1.50 Morrow,S,20-2110 000110 1.35 Hernandezpitchedto1batterinthe7th. Garrettpitchedto3battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Hernandez1-0, Hughes3-3,Rosario1-0.HBPÂ„Harvey (Rizzo).WPÂ„Chatwood2. UmpiresÂ„Home,AdrianJohnsonFirst,Tripp GibsonSecond,BrianGormanThird,Mike Muchlinski. TÂ„3:15.AÂ„41,538(41,649).TWINS5,ORIOLES4BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b511002.217 Jonescf401000.282 Machadoss401100.310 Trumbodh210021.259 Davis1b311211.155 Valenciarf400003.262 Schoop2b412001.212 Siscoc400002.197 Petersonlf301111.197 TOTALS33474411 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauer1b301010.259 Rosariodh-lf400002.306 Dozier2b401002.219 Escobar3b401001.270 Polancoss300011.286 Keplerrf321110.224 Grossmanlf421001.236 Rodneyp000000--Cavecf311001.268 Wilsonc302300.134 TOTALS3158438 BALTIMORE300000001Â„471 MINNESOTA00003200XÂ„580 EÂ„Davis(4).LOBÂ„Baltimore6,Minnesota 5.2BÂ„Beckham(6),Jones(22),Schoop (13),Peterson(9),Dozier(17),Escobar(35), Grossman(11),Wilson(5).HRÂ„Davis(8), offGibsonKepler(10),offGausman.RBIsÂ„ Machado(60),Davis2(27),Peterson(18), Kepler(33),Wilson3(11).SBÂ„Jones(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Baltimore5 (Beckham2,Davis,Valencia2)Minnesota3 (Dozier2,Escobar).RISPÂ„Baltimore1for11 Minnesota3for8. RunnersmovedupÂ„Jones,Machado.GIDPÂ„ Beckham,Wilson. DPÂ„Baltimore1(Schoop,Machado,Davis) Minnesota1(Escobar,Dozier,Mauer). BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Gausman55 331590 4.11 Castro,L,2-512 222025 3.20 Scott11 000217 5.79 Britton10 000111 5.06 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gibson,W,3-674 3349109 3.59 Hildnbrgr,H,13110001232.93 Rodny,S,19-24121101193.16 WPÂ„Gausman.PBÂ„Wilson(2). UmpiresÂ„Home,NickMahrleyFirst,Jordan BakerSecond,JerryLayneThird,Vic Carapazza. TÂ„2:54.AÂ„25,974(38,649).RAYS3,METS0TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf501001.150 Duffy3b411010.309 Robertson2b310011.261 Ramosc502201.289 Cron1b201010.241 a-Bauersph-1b200001.227 Hechavarriass400001.256 Gomezrf402101.200 Fieldlf301001.217 b-Smithph-lf100000.274 Alvaradop000000--Romop000000.000 Snellp100011.000 Castillop000000--Wendlelf111000.272 TOTALS3539348 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf301010.261 Bautistarf400003.218 Cabrera2b401000.283 Confortolf401002.224 Flores1b403000.269 Frazier3b400001.220 Plaweckic300012.225 Rosarioss200010.236 Matzp200002.103 Gsellmanp000000.000 c-Reyesph101000.180 Swarzakp000000--TOTALS31070310 TAMPABAY000010011Â„390 NEWYORK000000000Â„070 a-struckoutforCroninthe8th.b-grounded outforFieldinthe8th.c-doubledfor Gsellmaninthe8th. LOBÂ„TampaBay11,NewYork7.2BÂ„Duffy (16),Cron(14),Gomez(8),Field(9),Nimmo (11),Flores(14),Reyes(5).RBIsÂ„Ramos 2(47),Gomez(18).SBÂ„Kiermaier(6). CSÂ„Nimmo(4). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„TampaBay 8(Kiermaier,Duffy,Hechavarria3,Bauers, Smith2)NewYork3(Cabrera,Plawecki, Matz).RISPÂ„TampaBay2for17NewYork0 for7. RunnersmovedupÂ„Robertson,Ramos, Frazier,Nimmo.GIDPÂ„Duffy,Frazier, Plawecki. DPÂ„TampaBay2(Duffy,Robertson, Cron),(Snell,Robertson,Cron)NewYork1 (Rosario,Cabrera,Flores). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Snell,W,12-47.16 0039112 2.09 Castillo,H,7.10 00005 1.47 Alvarado,H,18.11 00005 2.75 Romo,S,9-1310 000112 4.23 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Matz,L,4-66.15 1135110 3.31 Gsellman1.22 110226 4.44 Swarzak12111122 6.46 Alvaradopitchedto1batterinthe9th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Castillo1-0, Alvarado1-0,Romo1-0,Gsellman1-0.HBPÂ„ Matz(Snell),Gsellman(Robertson). UmpiresÂ„Home,NicLentzFirst,Mark CarlsonSecond,GerryDavisThird,Brian Knight. TÂ„2:58.AÂ„32,986(41,922).TIGERS7,RANGERS2TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh402001.294 Andrusss401001.256 Guzman1b000000.245 Mazararf401002.270 1-Toccipr-rf000000.069 Beltre3b401000.296 Kiner-Falefa3b000000.255 Odor2b412101.234 Profar1b-ss411000.247 Gallolf300011.190 Chirinosc400101.203 DeShieldscf400002.222 TOTALS3528219 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mahtooklf502103.211 Castellanosrf411112.301 Goodrum2b414010.251 Hicks1b411111.284 Martinezdh311011.243 a-Reyesph-dh101000.241 Candelario3b410012.231 McCannc500003.220 Iglesiasss412100.273 Jonescf210010.220 TOTALS367124612 TEXAS000001001Â„281 DETROIT70000000XÂ„7120 a-singledforMartinezinthe8th. 1-ranforMazarainthe8th. EÂ„DeShields(4).LOBÂ„Texas7,Detroit12. 2BÂ„Choo2(20),Odor(11),Profar(23), Mahtook(4),Goodrum(18),Iglesias(21). HRÂ„Odor(5),offFiersCastellanos(15), offHamels.RBIsÂ„Odor(23),Chirinos(36), Mahtook(5),Castellanos(55),Hicks(30), Iglesias(32).SBÂ„Goodrum(7). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Texas5 (Andrus,Beltre,Odor2,Gallo)Detroit7 (Castellanos2,Candelario3,McCann2). RISPÂ„Texas0for9Detroit3for17. RunnersmovedupÂ„Mazara,Gallo,Chirinos, Martinez.GIDPÂ„Martinez. DPÂ„Texas1(Odor,Andrus,Profar). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Hamels,L,4-8.25 732241 4.28 Moore4.12 004685 7.08 Claudio35 000457 4.46 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fiers,W,6-5651116983.65 Hardy22000335 3.31 Wilson111100104.05 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Moore1-0. HBPÂ„Moore(Jones).WPÂ„Moore2.PBÂ„ McCann(4). UmpiresÂ„Home,JerryMealsFirst,Chris SegalSecond,GabeMoralesThird,Ed Hickox. TÂ„3:08.AÂ„29,174(41,297).ASTROS12,WHITESOX6CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Moncada2b512001.232 Sanchez3b301012.258 Abreudh410002.259 Garciarf321200.281 Palkalf310012.227 Davidson1b411102.228 Narvaezc402301.270 Andersonss400002.248 Engelcf300001.223 a-Tilsonph100001.268 TOTALS34676214 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf421012.249 Bregman3b533201.284 Altuve2b412010.339 Gurriel1b422411.303 Reddickrf511102.269 Gattisdh412111.257 Tuckerlf411113.250 Stassic503201.264 Gonzalezss512100.229 TOTALS40121712511 CHICAGO000104010Â„670 HOUSTON01302213XÂ„12171 a-struckoutforEngelinthe9th. EÂ„Gonzalez(6).LOBÂ„Chicago4,Houston 9.2BÂ„Sanchez(18),Narvaez(10),Bregman (29),Altuve(23),Gattis(15),Stassi(12), Gonzalez(12).HRÂ„Garcia(9),offGiles Gurriel(6),offShieldsBregman(17),off Shields.RBIsÂ„Garcia2(17),Davidson(38), Narvaez3(14),Bregman2(57),Gurriel4 (46),Reddick(27),Gattis(62),Tucker(1), Stassi2(24),Gonzalez(35).SBÂ„Anderson (21),Springer(6),Altuve(13).SFÂ„Garcia. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Chicago 3(Palka,Anderson,Engel)Houston5 (Springer,Gurriel,Tucker2,Gonzalez). RISPÂ„Chicago2for8Houston8for18. RunnersmovedupÂ„Altuve2. GIDPÂ„Gonzalez. DPÂ„Chicago1(Moncada,Anderson, Davidson). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Shields,L,3-105.210 882999 4.53 Rondon121111327.67 Fry.243301183.54 Minaya.210020203.57 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton,W,11-25.25 5528101 2.83 Harris,H,11.10 00015 3.98 McHugh,H,110 000213 0.88 Giles11 110111 4.11 Smith11 000217 4.98 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Fry2-1,Minaya 2-2,Harris1-0.WPÂ„Harris. UmpiresÂ„Home,AngelHernandezFirst,Bill MillerSecond,ToddTichenorThird,Alan Porter. TÂ„3:19.AÂ„39,568(41,168).YANKEES8,BLUEJAYS5NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnerlf-cf522311.254 Judgerf311122.277 Stantondh311021.265 Hickscf110021.259 Frazierlf200001.318 Andujar3b511002.280 Gregoriusss411111.252 Drury2b501201.189 Wade2b000000.086 Higashiokac501001.190 Bird1b311021.198 TOTALS368971012 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonlf301010.248 a-Hernandezph100001.259 GurrielJr.2b401002.227 Solarte3b300010.254 Smoak1b422002.237 Moralesdh401003.239 Pillarcf311300.246 Grichukrf411101.207 Mailec401000.234 Diazss411100.239 TOTALS3459529 NEWYORK403000001Â„890 TORONTO020101001Â„590 a-struckoutforGrandersoninthe9th. LOBÂ„NewYork11,Toronto5.2BÂ„Andujar (25),Drury(2),Granderson(14),Smoak (22).3BÂ„Gardner(3).HRÂ„Gardner(6), offHappJudge(25),offHappPillar(8),off SeverinoGrichuk(11),offSeverinoDiaz(8), offShreve.RBIsÂ„Gardner3(24),Judge(58), Gregorius(46),Drury2(7),Pillar3(32), Grichuk(28),Diaz(20).SBÂ„Gregorius(10). SFÂ„Pillar. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„NewYork6 (Gardner,Andujar2,Higashioka,Frazier2) Toronto2(Solarte,Morales).RISPÂ„New York4for13Toronto1for5. RunnersmovedupÂ„Higashioka. GIDPÂ„Solarte. DPÂ„NewYork1(Severino,Gregorius,Bird). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Severino,W,14-255 332597 2.12 Holder12 110016 2.04 Robertson,H,1411 000016 3.43 Betances,H,1310 000223 2.56 Chapman.10 000161.42 Shreve.21110110 4.99 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Happ,L,10-52.24 666584 4.44 Petricka2.11 101240 4.40 Santos2100123410.80 Loup.11000023.86 Cruz1.12 112228 2.70 Axford.10 000134.14 Santospitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Petricka2-2, Loup1-0,Cruz2-0.PBÂ„Maile(3). UmpiresÂ„Home,LanceBarrettFirst, JohnLibkaSecond,BillWelkeThird,Andy Fletcher.TÂ„3:31.AÂ„44,352(53,506).ATHLETICS6,INDIANS3,11INN.OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf601002.255 Canhalf411010.264 Lowrie2b512200.291 K.Davisdh512102.242 Olson1b511000.239 Piscottyrf511201.252 Chapman3b414010.256 Semienss400000.249 Lucroyc500100.249 TOTALS43612625 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. C.Allenp000000--Guyerrf100001.160 McAllisterp000000--Lindorss512101.301 Brantleylf502000.310 Ramirez3b400010.293 Encarnaciondh-1b400110.227 Alonso1b401000.254 1-R.Davispr-cf100001.257 Tomlinp000000--Kipnis2b200011.216 Gonzalez2b200001.280 Gomesc511001.247 Naquinrf411002.264 G.Allencf-rf-cf402110.219 TOTALS4139348 OAKLAND00000003003Â„6121 CLEVELAND11000100000Â„391 1-ranforAlonsointhe8th. EÂ„Jackson(2),Lindor(12).LOBÂ„Oakland 7,Cleveland9.2BÂ„Chapman2(14), Brantley(23),G.Allen(4).HRÂ„Lowrie (15),offRamirezK.Davis(21),offRamirez Piscotty(8),offTomlin.RBIsÂ„Lowrie2(61), K.Davis(58),Piscotty2(38),Lucroy(25), Lindor(56),Encarnacion(62),G.Allen(5). SBÂ„Chapman(1),Ramirez(19),G.Allen(6). CSÂ„R.Davis(4).SÂ„Semien. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Oakland 4(Fowler,Olson,Lucroy2)Cleveland4 (Lindor,Alonso3).RISPÂ„Oakland0for8 Cleveland2for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Semien,Encarnacion, Brantley.GIDPÂ„Fowler,Olson. DPÂ„Cleveland2(Lindor,Ramirez,Alonso), (Encarnacion,Lindor). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Jackson5.25 324398 2.45 Buchter1.11 000014 2.30 Trivino23 000330 1.41 Treinen,W,5-120 000224 0.81 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Kluber75 0023102 2.49 Ramirez,BS,1-1.13 330121 3.44 Perez.1000001 0.77 McAllister11 00009 5.66 C.Allen1.10 000116 3.25 Tomlin,L,0-513 330029 6.89 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Buchter2-1, C.Allen1-0. UmpiresÂ„Home,StuScheurwaterFirst,Eric CooperSecond,GaryCederstromThird, SeanBarber. TÂ„3:49.AÂ„33,195(35,225).NATIONALS18,MARLINS4MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dietrichlf401000.288 Castro2b311110.297 Realmutoc311100.305 Holadayc100000.167 Bour1b400002.232 Cooperrf300011.231 Riddless411000.258 Rojas3b401100.257 Riveracf311100.194 Chenp201000.143 Hernandezp100000.000 Meyerp000000.000 TOTALS3247423 WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Turnerss431010.282 Sotolf522201.308 Kelleyp000000.000 Rendon3b411201.280 b-Kieboomph-1b000100.217 Harperrf343010.219 Goodwinrf111000.193 Reynolds1b-3b5351000.292 Taylorcf400010.244 Difo2b421010.249 Severinoc511301.171 Scherzerp301000.244 a-Adamsph-lf211000.293 TOTALS4018171843 MIAMI000210100Â„471 WASHINGTON02017350XÂ„18170 a-singledforScherzerinthe7th.b-outon sacriÂ“ceÂ”yforRendoninthe7th. EÂ„Castro(11).LOBÂ„Miami3,Washington 3.2BÂ„Soto(11),Rendon(25),Reynolds (2).3BÂ„Riddle(3).HRÂ„Castro(6),off ScherzerRealmuto(12),offScherzerRivera (1),offScherzerReynolds(9),offChen Severino(2),offHernandezReynolds(10), offHernandez.RBIsÂ„Castro(33),Realmuto (41),Rojas(32),Rivera(7),Soto2(26), Rendon2(39),Reynolds10(24),Severino3 (15),Kieboom(5).SFÂ„Kieboom. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Miami1 (Riddle)Washington2(Severino2).RISPÂ„ Miami1for2Washington8for10. RunnersmovedupÂ„Difo.GIDPÂ„Realmuto, Rivera. DPÂ„Washington2(Turner,Difo,Reynolds), (Turner,Difo,Reynolds). MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Chen,L,2-64.17 772384 6.14 Hernandez2.18101020676.59 Meyer1.12110023 3.86 WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Schrzer,W,11-577 4423109 2.33 Kelley20 000018 2.84 Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Hernandez2-2, Meyer1-1.WPÂ„Hernandez. UmpiresÂ„Home,MarkWegnerFirst,Jim ReynoldsSecond,JohnTumpaneThird,Mike DiMuro. TÂ„3:01.AÂ„34 364 ( 41 313 ) .BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSBraves5,Brewers1: AnibalSanchez pitchedwellintotheseventhand FreddieFreemanaddedthreehitsas theBravesendedafour-gameskid. Tigers7,Rangers2: NicholasCastellanoshomeredaspartofaseven-run Â“rstinningforDetroit. Yankees8,BlueJays5: LuisSeverino pitchedÂ“veinningstoearnhismajor league-leading14thwinandBrett GardnerandAaronJudgeeachhit solohomerunsfortheYankees. Phillies3,Pirates2: NickWilliams, ScottKingeryandJorgeAlfarodrove inrunsasthePhillieswontheirsixth inarow. Twins5,Orioles4: BobbyWilsonhad threeRBIfortheTwins. Cubs8,Reds7: JavierBaezhomered andhadfourhitsandtheCubsralliedfromaÂ“ve-rundeÂ“cit. Cardinals3,Giants2: CarlosMartinez pitchedseveneffectiveinningsfor histhirdconsecutivewin. Rays3,Mets0: BlakeSnellblanked theMetsoveracareer-high-tying7.1 innings,WilsonRamosdroveinapair ofrunsandTampaBayprevailed. Rockies5,Mariners1: NoelCuevas hitathree-runhomerintheseventh inningamonghisthreehits. Astros12,WhiteSox6: YuliGurriel clubbedathree-runhomerinthe secondinningandAlexBregmanhit atwo-runshotinthesixth. Athletics6,Indians3,11innings: StephenPiscottyhitatwo-runhomer inthe11th. Nationals18,Marlins4: Mark Reynoldshomeredtwiceanddrove inacareer-high10runs. LATE BostonatKansasCity L.A.DodgersatL.A.Angels SanDiegoatArizonaTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaEÂ”in(R)7-22.978-33-019.01.89 PittsburghKingham(R)1:35p2-44.702-50-314.16.28 MiamiRichards(R)2-55.264-71-115.04.80 WashingtonRoark(R)1:35p3-104.605-120-317.18.31 AtlantaNewcomb(L)8-33.109-80-115.25.17 MilwaukeeGuerra(R)2:10p5-52.879-72-016.02.81 CincinnatiCastillo(R)5-85.539-91-016.14.41 ChicagoLester(L)2:20p11-22.2514-33-017.02.12 St.LouisFlaherty(R)3-43.195-70-217.04.76 SanFran.Bumgarner(L)4:05p1-32.582-41-121.00.86 SanDiegoRichard(L)7-84.469-91-219.05.21 ArizonaGreinke(R)4:10p9-53.3611-73-019.20.92AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkGerman(R)2-45.376-41-014.16.28 TorontoBorucki(L)1:07p0-12.770-20-113.02.77 TexasBibens-Dirkx (R)1-24.402-31-117.23.06 DetroitFulmer(R)1:10p3-74.225-120-219.24.58 OaklandAnderson(L)0-27.632-20-29.011.00 ClevelandBieber(R)1:10p4-02.975-03-019.02.37 BaltimoreCobb(R)2-106.533-120-118.14.42 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)2:10p3-64.577-110-212.25.68 ChicagoGiolito(R)5-76.937-101-018.15.89 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p5-84.129-91-018.13.93 BostonPorcello(R)10-33.5712-62-018.22.89 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p5-105.137-100-316.18.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TampaBayEovaldi(R)2-33.922-51-118.03.00 NewYork(NL) Flexen(R)1:10p0-110.800-00-00.00.00 ColoradoSenzatela(R)3-14.441-01-07.00.00 SeattleLeBlanc(L)4:10p4-03.199-31-017.15.19 LosAngeles(NL)Wood(L)5-5 3.9410-73-019.02.84 LosAngeles(AL) Heaney(L)8:05p4-63.945-101-117.15.19 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY8 1912: RubeMarquardÂs19-gamewinningstreakwas stoppedastheNewYorkGiantslost7-2totheChicago Cubs. 1918: BostonÂsBabeRuthlostahomerunatFenway Parkwhenprevailingrulesreducehisshotoverthe fencetoatriple.AmosStrunkscoredonRuthÂshitfor a1-0winoverCleveland.Ruth,whoplayed95gamesin theseason,Â“nishedtiedfortheAmericanLeaguetitle with11homers. 1935: TheALextendeditsAll-Starwinningstreakto threewitha4-1victoryatClevelandÂsMunicipalStadium.NewYorkYankeeLeftyGomezwentsixinnings, whichpromptedtheNLtohavetheruleschangedso thatnopitchercouldthrowmorethanthreeinnings, unlessextrainnings.FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto6,N.Y.Yankees2 Detroit3,Texas1 Cleveland10,Oakland4 Houston11,ChicagoWhiteSox4 Minnesota6,Baltimore2 Boston10,KansasCity5 NationalLeague Cincinnati3,ChicagoCubs2 Philadelphia17,Pittsburgh5 Washington3,Miami2 Milwaukee5,Atlanta4 Arizona3,SanDiego1 SanFrancisco3,St.Louis2 Interleague N.Y.Mets5,TampaBay1 L.A.Angels3,L.A.Dodgers2 Colorado7,Seattle1 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,4:05p.m., 1stgame N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,7:05p.m., 2ndgame DetroitatTampaBay,7:10p.m. TexasatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatMinnesota,8:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. NationalLeague PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,4:10p.m., 1stgame WashingtonatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. MilwaukeeatMiami,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m., 2ndgame L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatSanFrancisco, 10:15p.m. Interleague CincinnatiatCleveland,7:10p.m.
The Sun / Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -150 Cincinnati +140 at Washington -173 Miami +161 at Pittsburgh Off Philadelphia Off at Milwaukee -127 Atlanta +117 at San Francisco -140 St. Louis +130 at Arizona -185 San Diego +170American League at Houston -315 Chicago +285 at Cleveland Off Oakland Off at Detroit -113 Texas +103 at Minnesota -168 Baltimore +158 Boston -235 at K ansas City +215 Interleague Tampa Bay -134 at N.Y. Mets +124 at Seattle -132 Colorado +122 L.A. Dodgers -127 at L.A. Angels +117Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLCOMMISSIONERÂS OFFICE Â„ Suspended Cincinnati 1B Montrell Marshall (DaytonMWL) and Minnesota 3B Sean Miller (Chattanooga-SL) 50 games for their violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.American LeagueDETROIT TIGERS Â„ Signed LHP Kacey Murphy and RHP Chris Farish to minor league contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Sent OF Nicky Delmonico to Birmingham (SL) for a rehab assignment. DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Signed LHP Kacey Murphy and RHP Chris Farish to minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Fresno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Kyle Tucker from Fresno. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Optioned RHP Trevor Oaks to Omaha (PCL). Activated LHP Enny Romero. LOS ANGELES ANGELS Â„ Sent RHP Nick Tropeano to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Signed OF Erick Rivera to a minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Designated RHP David Hale for assignment. Recalled OF Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS Â„ Placed OF Matt Joyce on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Recalled OF Nick Martini from Nashville (PCL). Sent RHP Daniel Mengden to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS Â„ Optioned RHP Nick Rumbelow to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled OF John Andreoli from Tacoma. Signed C Cal Raleigh to a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Designated OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for assignment. Selected the contract of LHP Adam Kolarek from Durham (IL). Signed LHP Shane McClanahan to a minor league contract. Sent RHP Jake Faria to Charlotte (FSL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Â„ Optioned LHP Thomas Pannone to Buffalo (IL). Assigned RHP Preston Guilmet outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment. Optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Reno (PCL). Reinstated RHP Randall Delgado from the 60-day DL. Reinstated C Alex Avila from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Assigned C Chris Gimenez outright to Iowa (PCL). Signed OF Edmond Americaan, LHP Josh Sawyer, 2B Andy Weber and RHPs Niels Stone and Jake Reindl to minor league contracts. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Selected the contract of 2B Dilson Herrera from Louisville (IL). Sent RHP Rookie Davis to the AZL Reds for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Placed LHP Mike Dunn on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Placed C Tom Murphy on paternity leave. Recalled INF/OF Jordan Patterson and LHP Jerry Vasto from Albuquerque (PCL). Sent RHP Bryan Shaw to Albuquerque for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Signed LHP Ben Holmes to a minor league contract. Activated RHP Dylan Floro. Placed RHP Kenta Maeda on the paternity list. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Optioned LHP Dillon Peters to New Orleans (PCL). Reinstated OF Garrett Cooper from the 60-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Optioned INF Nate Orf to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Jorge Lopez from Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS Â„ Placed LHP Jerry Blevins on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Paul Sewald from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Â„ Optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas and LHP Josh Smoker to Indianapolis (IL). Signed SS Zack Kone and RHP Deivy Mendez to minor league contracts. Reinstated RHP Michael Feliz from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Alex McRae from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Sent RHP Luke Gregerson to SpringÂ“ eld (TL) and LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments. SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Optioned RHP Robert Stock to El Paso (PCL). Placed LHP Jose Castillo on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Friday. Recalled RHP Kazuhisa Makita from El Paso. Reinstated RHP Kirby Yates from paternity leave and RHP Phil Hughes from the 10-day DL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Placed 2B Joe Panik on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated RHP Jeff Samardzija from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Chase dÂArnaud from Sacramento. Transferred RHP Hunter Strickland to the 60-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Sent RHP Koda Glover to the GCL Nationals and C Matt Wieters to Harrisburg (EL) for rehab assignments.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS Â„ Released RHP Brandon White. Signed OF Kenny Wilson. KANSAS CITY T-BONES Â„ Sold the contract of LHP Carlos Diaz to the Cincinnati Reds. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Â„ Released RHP Geoff Broussard. Signed RHP Will Lamarche. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES Â„ Signed RHP John Straka. WICHITA WINGNUTS Â„ Released RHP Mark Haynes.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES Â„ Signed INF Gerald Bautista and RHP Phillipe Saad.Frontier LeagueFLORENCE FREEDOM Â„ Released UT Jeremy Scott. NORMAL CORNBELTERS Â„ Signed RHP Thomas Nicoll. RIVER CITY RASCALS Â„ Signed RHP David Flattery.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationDETROIT PISTONS Â„ Named Gregg Polinsky director of player personnel. Signed G Bruce Brown Jr. Waived G Dwight Buycks. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Â„ Signed F Keita Bates-Diop.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueDETROIT RED WINGS Â„ Signed RW Filip Zadina to a three-year contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS Â„ Promoted Tim Burke to assistant general manager. VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS Â„ Signed D Colin Miller to a four-year contract.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York Red Bulls 10 4 2 32 34 16 New York City FC 9 4 4 31 34 24 Columbus 8 5 6 30 24 19 New England 7 4 6 27 30 25 Montreal 8 11 0 24 24 32 Chicago 6 7 5 23 27 31 Philadelphia 6 9 3 21 21 27 Orlando City 6 10 1 19 24 37 Toronto FC 4 10 3 15 27 34 D.C. United 2 7 5 11 23 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 2 5 35 28 19 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 5 32 33 22 Los Angeles FC 9 4 4 31 37 27 Real Salt Lake 8 8 2 26 25 34 Portland 7 3 5 26 24 21 Vancouver 6 7 5 23 26 35 Houston 6 6 4 22 33 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 6 7 4 22 27 28 Minnesota United 6 10 1 19 23 33 Seattle 4 9 3 15 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 9 6 12 28 35 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 3Los Angeles FC 2, Houston 2, tieJuly 4Minnesota United 4, Toronto FC 3 FC Dallas 3, Atlanta United FC 2 Seattle 2, Colorado 1 Real Salt Lake 4, Sporting Kansas City 2 D.C. United 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 2, tieSaturdayÂs GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Philadelphia 0 Montreal 2, Colorado 1 Seattle 0, New England 0, tie Orlando City at Los Angeles FC, late Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, late Minnesota United at Houston, late FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, late Chicago at Vancouver, late Columbus at Los Angeles Galaxy, late San Jose at Portland, lateTodayÂs GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, 7 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesMontreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, July 14Columbus at New York City FC, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at New England, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. Vancouver at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 9 p.m.Sunday, July 15Seattle at Atlanta United FC, 2 p.m. Portland at Los Angeles FC, 6 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 12 1 3 39 35 14 Chicago 6 4 7 25 25 22 Seattle 6 3 5 23 15 12 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Orlando 6 5 4 22 21 20 Utah 5 4 6 21 13 15 Houston 4 5 5 17 16 21 Washington 2 9 4 10 10 20 Sky Blue FC 0 11 3 3 11 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 4North Carolina 4, Chicago 1FridayÂs GamePortland 4, Utah 0SaturdayÂs GamesChicago 3, Sky Blue FC 1 Washington at Orlando, late Houston at Seattle, lateWednesdayÂs GamesWashington at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Orlando at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. FIFA WORLD CUPAll times Eastern SECOND ROUND (ROUND OF 16) June 30 At Kazan, RussiaFrance 4, Argentina 3At Sochi, RussiaUruguay 2, Portugal 1July 1 At MoscowRussia 1, Spain 1 (Russia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaCroatia 1, Denmark 1 (Croatia wins 3-2 on penalty kicks)July 2 At Samara, RussiaBrazil 2, Mexico 0At Rostov-on-Don, RussiaBelgium 3, Japan 2July 3 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSweden 1, Switzerland 0At MoscowEngland 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS Friday At Nizhny Novgorod, RussiaFrance 2, Uruguay 0At Kazan, RussiaBelgium 2, Brazil 1Saturday At Samara, RussiaEngland 2, Sweden 0At Sochi, RussiaCroatia 2, Russia 2 (Croatia wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)SEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance vs. Belgium, 2 p.m.Wednesday At MoscowCroatia vs. England, 2 p.m.THIRD PLACE Saturday, July 14 At St. Petersburg, RussiaSemiÂ“ nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemiÂ“ nals winners, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONSaturdayÂs results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):MenÂs Singles Third RoundKaren Khachanov, Russia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 4-6, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-1. Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Kyle Edmund (21), Britain, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Alexander Zverev (4), Germany, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-0. Juan Martin del Potro (5), Argentina, def. Benoit Paire, France, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Gilles Simon, France, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (2). Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Fabio Fognini (19), Italy, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Alex De Minaur, Australia, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Milos Raonic (13), Canada, def. Dennis Novak, Austria, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Kei Nishikori (24), Japan, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia (15), 6-1, 7-6(3), 6-4.WomenÂs Singles Third Round Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, def. Simona Halep (1), Romania, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, 6-2, 6-2. Jelena Ostapenko (12), Latvia, def. Vitalia Diatchenko, Russia, 6-0, 6-4. Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarus, def. Daria Gavrilova (26), Australia, 6-3, 6-1. Alison Van Uytvanck, Belgium, def. Anett Kontaveit (28), Estonia, 6-2, 6-3. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, 7-5, 6-3. Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Naomi Osaka (18), Japan, 6-2, 6-4. Belinda Bencic, Switzerland, def. Carla Suarez-Navarro (27), Spain, 6-1, 7-6 (3).MenÂs Doubles Second Round Leonardo Mayer, Argentina and Joao Sousa, Portugal, def. Federico Delbonis, Argentina and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Mexico, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, def. Hans Podlipnik, Chile and Marcelo ArevaloGonzalez, El Salvador, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (5), Britain, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia and Ta y lor Fritz United States 7-5 6-3 6-1. Philipp Petzschner, Germany and Tim Puetz, Germany, def. Nicolas Mahut, France and Pierre-Hugues Herbert (4), France, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-3. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany and Ben Mclachlan (14), Japan, def. Vishnu Vardhan, India and N. Sriram Balaji, India, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-3. Maximo Gonzalez, Argentina and Nicolas Jarry, Chile, def. Liam Broady, Britain and Scott Clayton, Britain, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 1-2, ret. Artem Sitak, New Zealand and Divij Sharan, India, def. Julio Peralta, Chile and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-7 (5), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4.WomenÂs Doubles Second Round Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (1), Hungary, def. Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2. Johanna Larsson, Sweden and Kiki Bertens (9), Netherlands, def. Arina Rodionova, Australia and Maryna Zanevska, Belgium, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain and Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, def. Georgina Garcia Perez, Spain and Fanny Stollar, Hungary, 6-2, 6-4. Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania and Irina Begu (15), Romania, def. Ana Bogdan, Romania and Kaitlyn Christian, United States, 6-2, 6-2. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (4), Spain, def. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia and Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-3, 7-5. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia and Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-4, 6-4. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (2), Czech Republic, def. Katy Dunne, Britain and Harriet Dart, Britain, 6-2, 6-4.Mixed Doubles First Round Marcin Mat kowski, Poland and Mihaela Buzarnescu, Romania, def. Divij Sharan, India and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 6-3, 7-5. Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka, United Kingdom def. Roman Jebavy and Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.Second Round Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia and Abigail Spears (10), United States, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands and Demi Schuurs (17), Netherlands, def. James Cerretini, United States and Renata Voracova, Czech Republic, 7-6 (13), 6-3. Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands and Johanna Larsson (12), Sweden, def. Ken Skupski, Britain and Naomi Broady, Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (0). Michael Venus, New Zealand and Katarina Srebotnik (9), Slovenia, def. Anastassia Rodionova, Australia and Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-2. Ivan Dodig, Croatia and Latisha Chan (3), Taiwan, def. Aisam Qureshi, Pakistan and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 6-4, 6-4. Alexander Peya, Austria and Nicole Melichar (11), United States, def. Ken Skupski, Britain and Anna Smith, Britain, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Sloane Stephens, United States and Jack Sock, United States, def. Marcelo Demoliner, Brazil and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (15), Spain, 7-5, 6-2.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCOKE ZERO SUGAR 400 LINEUPAfter FridayÂs qualifying for Saturday nightÂs race at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.(Car number in parentheses)1. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 194.045 mph 2. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 193.046 3. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 192.802 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 192.361 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 192.345 6. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 192.164 7. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 191.812 8. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 191.669 9. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 191.445 10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 191.298 11. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 191.152 12. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 190.981 13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 191.209 14. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 191.140 15. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.913 16. (62) Brendan Gaughan, Chevy, 190.900 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.876 18. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 190.868 19. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 190.832 20. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.819 21. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 190.634 22. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevy, 190.565 23. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 190.396 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 190.339 25. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 190.042 26. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 190.034 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 189.777 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 189.649 29. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 189.434 30. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.203 31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 188.336 32. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 188.001 33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 187.371 34. (7) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevy, 187.324 35. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota, 186.312 36. (00) Joey Gase, Chevy, 185.361 37. (99) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 185.033 38. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 184.976 39. (51) Ray Black II, Chevy, 183.146 40. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 182.730Failed to qualify41. (92) Timothy Peters, Ford, 181.068 (Race results not available at press time)NASCAR XFINITYCOCA-COLA FIRECRACKER 250Friday night at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 105 laps, 0 rating, 0 points. 2. (5) Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 105, 0, 45. 3. (6) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 105, 0, 34. 4. (2) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 105, 0, 0. 5. (38) Kaz Grala, Ford, 105, 0, 32. 6. (14) Shane Lee, Chevy, 105, 0, 31. 7. (36) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 105, 0, 30. 8. (4) Daniel Hemric, Chevy, 105, 0, 32. 9. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevy, 105, 0, 40. 10. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 105, 0, 27. 11. (17) Michael Annett, Chevy, 105, 0, 26. 12. (10) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 105, 0, 25. 13. (12) Ryan Truex, Chevy, 105, 0, 25. 14. (35) Chad Finchum, Chevy, 105, 0, 23. 15. (21) Alex Labbe, Chevy, 105, 0, 22. 16. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevy, 105, 0, 21. 17. (30) Spencer Boyd, Chevy, 105, 0, 20. 18. (40) Justin Haley, Chevy, 105, 0, 0. 19. (29) Vinnie Miller, Chevy, 104, 0, 18. 20. (13) Matt Tifft, Chevy, 103, 0, 25. 21. (37) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 102, 0, 16. 22. (39) Ray Black Jr, Chevy, 102, 0, 15. 23. (31) Jeff Green, Chevy, accident, 98, 0, 14. 24. (28) Josh Williams, Chevy, accident, 97, 0, 13. 25. (3) Cole Custer, Ford, accident, 97, 0, 15. 26. (15) Ryan Reed, Ford, accident, 97, 0, 11. 27. (18) Ryan Sieg, Chevy, accident, 97, 0, 10. 28. (22) Garrett Smithley, Chevy, accident, 94, 0, 9. 29. (11) Chase Elliott, Chevy, engine, 90, 0, 0. 30. (34) Brandon Hightower, Toyota, accident, 87, 0, 7. 31. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevy, accident, 82, 0, 12. 32. (20) Joey Gase, Chevy, accident, 82, 0, 5. 33. (23) Austin Cindric, Ford, accident, 81, 0, 16. 34. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 3. 35. (27) David Starr, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 2. 36. (32) BJ McLeod, Chevy, accident, 81, 0, 1. 37. (26) Blake Jones, Chevy, accident, 75, 0, 1. 38. (24) Caesar Bacarella, Chevy, accident, 70, 0, 1. 39. (1) Ryan Preece, Toyota, overheating, 51, 0, 1. 40. (33) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, engine, 33, 0, 1.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 129.237 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 1 minute, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.005 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: R.Preece 0; C.Custer 1-8; K.Larson 9-32; R.Blaney 33-57; K.Larson 58-63; J.Haley 64; R.Blaney 65-77; E.Sadler 78-80; R.Blaney 81; E.Sadler 82-95; K.Larson 96-104; J.Haley 105. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Blaney, 3 times for 36 laps; K.Larson, 3 times for 36 laps; E.Sadler, 2 times for 15 laps; C.Custer, 1 time for 7 laps; J.Haley, 2 times for 0 laps; R.Preece, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: K.Larson 3 ; J.All g aier 2 ; C.Bell 1 ; R.Blaney, 1; R.Preece, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 582; 2. D.Hemric, 570; 3. C.Bell, 557; 4. C.Custer, 556; 5. J.Allgaier, 528; 6. T.Reddick, 503; 7. Br.Jones, 488; 8. R.Truex, 455; 9. M.Tifft, 425; 10. A.Cindric, 388.VERIZON INDYCARIOWA CORN 300 LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa Lap length: 0.894 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 182.391 mph. 2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 181.160. 3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 180.681. 4. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 180.313. 5. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 179.801. 6. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 179.526. 7. (6) Robert Wickens, Honda, 178.883. 8. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 178.720. 9. (20) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 178.717. 10. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 178.708. 11. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 178.478. 12. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 178.410. 13. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 178.008. 14. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 177.809. 15. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 177.681. 16. (88) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 176.466. 17. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 176.245. 18. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 175.210. 19. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 174.548. 20. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 174.339. 21. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 173.449. 22. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 168.724.FORMULA ONEBRITISH GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England Lap length: 3.66 miles 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:25.892 2. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:25.936 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:25.990 4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:26.217. 5. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:26.602. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:27.099. 7. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:27.244. 8. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:27.455. 9. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:27.879. 10. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:28.194. 11. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:27.901. 12. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:27.928. 13. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:28.139. 14. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:28.343. 15. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:28.391. 16. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:28.456. 17. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:29.096. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:29.252. 19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, no time. 20. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, no time. NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNEW ENGLAND NATIONALS PAIRINGSSaturday at New England Dragway, Epping, N.H. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.Top Fuel1. Leah Pritchett, 3.742 seconds, 324.51 mph vs. 16. Audrey Worm, 5.791, 111.38. 2. Tony Schumacher, 3.744, 330.31 vs. 15. Jim Maroney, 4.826, 153.51. 3. Steve Torrence, 3.756, 327.66 vs. 14. Dan Mercier, 4.530, 173.92. 4. Brittany Force, 3.775, 316.60 vs. 13. Mike Salinas, 4.004, 281.77. 5. Clay Millican, 3.778, 328.14 vs. 12. Antron Brown, 3.974, 276.58. 6. Dom Lagana, 3.781, 326.16 vs. 11. Shawn Reed, 3.895, 320.81. 7. Scott Palmer, 3.803, 323.97 vs. 10. Richie Crampton, 3.884, 316.97. 8. Terry McMillen, 3.857, 322.19 vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.874, 303.64.Funny Car1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 3.932, 322.04 vs. 16. Terry Haddock, Toyota Solara, 5.873, 102.77. 2. Jack Beckman, Charger, 3.956, 320.20 vs. 15. Jeff Diehl, Toyota Camry, 4.316, 289.45. 3. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 3.976, 321.42 vs. 14. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.203, 300.26. 4. Ron Capps, Charger, 3.978, 320.89 vs. 13. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.165, 304.46. 5. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.979, 324.44 vs. 12. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.126, 281.01. 6. John Force, Camaro, 3.988, 324.75 vs. 11. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.118, 307.93. 7. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.021, 319.67 vs. 10. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.104, 308.35. 8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.023, 322.58 vs. 9. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.044, 314.09. Did Not Qualify: 17. Mike Smith, 8.701, 102.11.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.517, 212.33 vs. 16. Val Smeland, Camaro, 7.224, 148.35. 2. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.521, 212.49 vs. 15. Alan Prusiensky, Dodge Dart, 6.656, 209.01. 3. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.528, 211.43 vs. 14. John Gaydosh Jr, Chevrolet Camaro, 6.617, 209.75. 4. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.538, 212.63 vs. 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.590, 210.60. 5. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.540, 212.69 vs. 12. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.581, 210.77. 6. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.546, 211.99 vs. 11. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.564, 211.96. 7. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.546, 212.16 vs. 10. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.554, 212.06. 8. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.547, 212.16 vs. 9. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.547, 211.79.GOLFPGA TOURA MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSaturdayÂs leaders at The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $7.3 million. Yardage: 7,286; Par: 70 (34-36)Third RoundHarold Varner III 66-64-66Â„196 Kelly Kraft 64-63-69Â„196 Xander Schauffele 66-66-65Â„197 Kevin Na 69-63-65Â„197 Sam Saunders 68-63-67Â„198 Bubba Watson 68-66-65Â„199 Joel Dahmen 67-65-67Â„199 Anirban Lahiri 67-61-71Â„199 Bronson Burgoon 67-68-65Â„200 Ryan Moore 66-67-67Â„200 Jamie Lovemark 67-66-67Â„200 Ryan Armour 67-66-67Â„200 Jason Kokrak 65-64-71Â„200 Keegan Bradley 65-69-67Â„201 Tony Finau 67-67-67Â„201 J.J. Spaun 68-65-68Â„201 Ollie Schniederjans 66-66-69Â„201 J.T. Poston 69-68-65Â„202 David Lingmerth 66-68-68Â„202 Austin Cook 66-66-70Â„202 Brandon Harkins 72-65-66Â„203 Mackenzie Hughes 69-67-67Â„203 David Hearn 68-67-68Â„203 Jim Furyk 68-66-69Â„203 Wesley Bryan 69-65-69Â„203 Steve Wheatcroft 66-67-70Â„203 Scott Stallings 70-63-70Â„203 Brandt Snedeker 66-67-70Â„203 Billy Hurley III 66-66-71Â„203 C.T. Pan 71-66-67Â„204 Charles Howell III 68-68-68Â„204 Talor Gooch 69-67-68Â„204 Abraham Ancer 67-68-69Â„204 J.J. Henry 65-70-69Â„204 Kevin Chappell 66-68-70Â„204 Joaquin Niemann 63-69-72Â„204 Webb Simpson 61-67-76Â„204 Scott Brown 70-67-68Â„205 John Peterson 68-69-68Â„205 Roberto Daz 70-67-68Â„205 Richy Werenski 71-65-69Â„205 Alex Cejka 68-68-69Â„205 Lanto GrifÂ“ n 69-66-70Â„205 Phil Mickelson 66-69-70Â„205 George McNeill 71-64-70Â„205 Nick Watney 69-65-71Â„205 Tom Hoge 66-67-72Â„205 Blayne Barber 67-70-69Â„206 Denny McCarthy 67-70-69Â„206 Nick Taylor 71-66-69Â„206 Russell Henley 68-69-69Â„206 Stephan Jaeger 66-70-70Â„206 Brian Harman 67-69-70Â„206 Corey Conners 67-69-70Â„206 Cameron Percy 67-68-71Â„206 Robert Streb 66-69-71Â„206 Kevin Kisner 69-66-71Â„206 Chad Campbell 65-69-72Â„206 Whee Kim 62-68-76Â„206 Brett Stegmaier 67-70-70Â„207 Ben Silverman 68-69-70Â„207 Rob O pp enheim 71-66-70Â„207 Brian Gay 70-66-71Â„207 Tyler Duncan 68-64-75Â„207 Tyrone Van Aswegen 68-68-72Â„208 Trey Mullinax 71-66-71Â„208 Johnson Wagner 68-68-72Â„208 Jonathan Randolph 67-68-73Â„208 Steve Marino 67-68-73Â„208 Fabin Gmez 67-68-73Â„208 Rory Sabbatini 69-68-72Â„209 Keith Mitchell 69-67-73Â„209 Peter Malnati 67-69-73Â„209 Scott Piercy 70-67-73Â„210 William McGirt 69-66-75Â„210 Vijay Singh 69-68-74Â„211 Zac Blair 68-69-74Â„211Failed to Make the CutTommy Gainey 70-68Â„138 Cameron Tringale 71-67Â„138 Ken Duke 71-67Â„138 Matt Jones 72-66Â„138 Nicholas Lindheim 70-68Â„138 Ethan Tracy 69-69Â„138 Chase Seiffert 73-65Â„138 Parker McLachlin 71-67Â„138 James Hahn 68-70Â„138 Aaron Wise 70-68Â„138 Jonas Blixt 70-68Â„138 Ted Potter, Jr. 73-65Â„138 Dominic Bozzelli 67-71Â„138 Kevin Streelman 72-66Â„138 Norman Xiong 69-69Â„138 T.J. Vogel 69-69Â„138 Martin Piller 68-71Â„139 Tim Herron 72-67Â„139 Ricky Barnes 73-66Â„139 J.B. Holmes 70-69Â„139 Xinjun Zhang 71-68Â„139 Tom Lovelady 70-69Â„139 Stuart Appleby 71-68Â„139 Danny Lee 67-72Â„139 Andrew Putnam 69-70Â„139 Brice Garnett 69-70Â„139 Bill Haas 69-70Â„139 Zecheng Dou 66-73Â„139 Adam Schenk 68-71Â„139 Wes Homan 69-70Â„139 Harris English 67-73Â„140 Ryan Blaum 68-72Â„140 Jason Gore 71-69Â„140 Seamus Power 70-70Â„140 Shawn Stefani 72-68Â„140 Michael Thompson 68-72Â„140 Ben Crane 69-71Â„140 Derek Fathauer 70-70Â„140 Kyle Thompson 73-67Â„140 Bob Estes 72-69Â„141 David S. Bradshaw 70-71Â„141 Will Claxton 69-72Â„141 Michael Kim 71-70Â„141 Sean OÂHair 74-67Â„141 Andrew Yun 71-70Â„141 Blake Taylor 70-71Â„141 Chris Stroud 72-70Â„142 Patrick Rodgers 70-72Â„142 Sam Ryder 70-72Â„142 John Huh 72-70Â„142 Hudson Swafford 69-74Â„143 Logan Lagodich 70-73Â„143 Martin Flores 73-70Â„143 Vaughn Taylor 71-72Â„143 Brian Davis 73-70Â„143 Jonathan Byrd 71-72Â„143 Omar Uresti 71-72Â„143 John Daly 77-67Â„144 Daniel Summerhays 71-73Â„144 Chris Couch 71-73Â„144 Conrad Shindler 74-70Â„144 John Merrick 68-76Â„144 Robert Allenby 74-70Â„144 Cody Gribble 75-69Â„144 Jimmy Walker 75-70Â„145 Matt Atkins 72-73Â„145 Patton Kizzire 70-75Â„145 Steven Bowditch 70-75Â„145 Dicky Pride 69-76Â„145 Brendon de Jonge 78-68Â„146 Davey Jude 73-73Â„146 Jon Curran 77-70Â„147 Sam OÂDell 72-75Â„147 Geoff Ogilvy 75-73Â„148 Troy Matteson 75-73Â„148 Robert Garrigus 74-76Â„150 Devin Gee 74-77Â„151LPGA TOURTHORNBERRY CREEK CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wis. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72 (3636) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundSei Young Kim 63-65-64Â„192 Amy Yang 67-66-67Â„200 Lydia Ko 69-66-66Â„201 Anna Nordqvist 67-67-67Â„201 Emma Talley 65-68-68Â„201 Brittany Marchand 64-72-66Â„202 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 66-69-67Â„202 Carlota Ciganda 65-70-67Â„202 Katherine Kirk 62-71-69Â„202 Yu Liu 69-63-70Â„202 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 72-68-63Â„203 Celine Boutier 69-71-63Â„203 Ryann OÂToole 70-66-67Â„203 Mi Jung Hur 69-66-68Â„203 Bronte Law 67-68-68Â„203 Ariya Jutanugarn 66-69-68Â„203 Sandra Gal 65-70-68Â„203 Chella Choi 68-66-69Â„203 In Gee Chun 67-66-70Â„203 Tiffany Joh 69-69-66Â„204 Nasa Hataoka 69-68-67Â„204 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-67-68Â„204 Jin Young Ko 68-67-69Â„204 Mo Martin 67-68-69Â„204 Mariah Stackhouse 66-67-71Â„204 Jane Park 69-69-67Â„205 Kim Kaufman 69-69-67Â„205 Giulia Molinaro 68-70-67Â„205 Brianna Do 68-69-68Â„205 Catriona Matthew 68-69-68Â„205 Aditi Ashok 69-67-69Â„205 Maria Torres 67-69-69Â„205 Dani Holmqvist 66-69-70Â„205 Georgia Hall 66-69-70Â„205 Brooke M. Henderson 65-75-66Â„206 Sophia Popov 71-67-68Â„206 Jenny Shin 68-70-68Â„206 Minjee Lee 68-69-69Â„206 Lindy Duncan 67-70-69Â„206 Christina Kim 66-71-69Â„206 Peiyun Chien 65-75-67Â„207 Rebecca Artis 70-69-68Â„207 Hee Young Park 70-68-69Â„207 Maddie McCrary 67-71-69Â„207 Jennifer Song 66-72-69Â„207 Amy Olson 69-68-70Â„207 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 67-70-70Â„207 Wichanee Meechai 66-71-70Â„207 Austin Ernst 65-71-71Â„207 Megan Khang 64-72-71Â„207 Brittany Altomare 68-66-73Â„207 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-71-68Â„208 Charley Hull 71-67-70Â„208 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-69-70Â„208 Brittany Lang 68-69-71Â„208 Perrine Delacour 67-70-71Â„208 Hyo Joo Kim 72-68-69Â„209 Emily Pedersen 70-69-70Â„209 Pornanong Phatlum 69-70-70Â„209 Ayako Uehara 65-73-71Â„209 Nicole Broch Larsen 68-69-72Â„209 Mariajo Uribe 71-69-70Â„210 Dori Carter 71-68-71Â„210 Lee-Anne Pace 68-71-71Â„210 Kassidy Teare 69-69-72Â„210 Mirim Lee 69-69-72Â„210 Gaby Lopez 68-70-72Â„210 Mel Reid 69-67-74Â„210 Laetitia Beck 68-72-71Â„211 Laura Davies 68-72-71Â„211 Wei-Ling Hsu 68-72-71Â„211 Lauren Kim 71-68-72Â„211 Camilla Lennarth 68-70-73Â„211 Cheyenne Woods 72-68-73Â„213 Azahara Munoz 66-74-73Â„213 Annie Park 68-71-74Â„213 Jennifer Hahn 67-72-74Â„213 Mina Harigae 73-67-75Â„215Failed to Make the CutMaude-Aimee Leblanc 72-69-141 Xiyu Lin 72-69-141 Klara Spilkova 71-70-141 Ally McDonald 71-70-141 Angel Yin 71-70-141 Katelyn Sepmoree 70-71-141 Ashleigh Buhai 70-71-141 Jing Yan 70-71-141 Sydnee Michaels 69-72-141 Allison Emrey 69-72-141 OlaÂ“ a Kristinsdottir 69-72-141 Jackie Stoelting 69-72-141 Sakura Yokomine 68-73-141 Caroline Hedwall 67-74-141 Jimin Kang 66-75-141 Min Lee 71-71-142 Tiffany Chan 71-71-142 Brittany Benvenuto 71-71-142 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 71-71-142 Julieta Granada 70-72-142 Yani Tseng 69-73-142 Sarah Jane Smith 69-73-142 Sun Young Yoo 74-69-143 Daniela Iacobelli 73-70-143 Alena Sharp 72-71-143 AJ Newell 72-71-143 Cydney Clanton 71-72-143 Samantha Troyanovich 71-72-143 Caroline Inglis 70-73-143 Katelyn Dambaugh 70-73-143 Katherine Perry 69-74-143 Eun-Hee Ji 68-75-143 Becky Morgan 68-75-143 Danielle Kang 74-70-144 Haru Nomura 74-70-144 Lauren Coughlin 71-73-144 Gemma Dryburgh 71-73-144 Beatriz Recari 70-74-144 Holly Clyburn 70-74-144 Kelly Shon 75-70-145 Sung Hyun Park 74-71-145 Celine Herbin 72-73-145 Paula Reto 72-73-145 Jessy Tang 74-72-146 Maria Hernandez 73-73-146 Selanee Henderson 72-74-146 Haeji Kang 71-75-146 P.K. Kongkraphan 70-76-146 Mind Muangkhumsakul 77-70-147 a-Alexa Pano 75-72-147 Dottie Ardina 74-73-147 Katie Burnett 73-74-147 Madeleine Sheils 72-75-147 Luna Sobron 72-75-147 Daniela Darquea 70-77-147 Erynne Lee 69-78-147 Lee Lopez 75-73-148 Cindy LaCrosse 71-77-148 Emily Tubert 76-73-149 Ilhee Lee 72-77-149 Alison Lee 72-77-149 Robynn Ree 71-78-149 Leticia Ras-Anderica 75-77-152 Gabby Lemieux 77-77-154 Vicky Hurst 79-77-156 Simin Feng 78-79-157EUROPEAN TOURDUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at BallylifÂ“ n GC, Donegal, Ireland Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,462; Par: 72 (35-37)Third RoundErik Van Rooyen, South Africa 71-65-66Â„202 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 69-68-69Â„206 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-69-70Â„206 Danny Willett, England 68-70-69Â„207 Russell Knox, Scotland 71-69-68Â„208 Raphael Jacquelin, France 71-70-68Â„209 Lee Westwood, England 68-71-70Â„209 Matthieu Pavon, France 68-68-73Â„209 Andy Sullivan, England 73-72-65Â„210 Jon Rahm, Spain 74-69-67Â„210 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-71-69Â„210 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-70-70Â„210 Zander Lombard, South Africa 70-68-72Â„210 Dylan Frittelli, South Africa 69-74-68Â„211 George Coetzee, South Africa 71-71-69Â„211 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 72-69-70Â„211 Sam HorsÂ“ eld, England 69-69-74Â„212 Adrien Saddier, France 68-76-69Â„213 Oliver Fisher, England 74-68-71Â„213 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 70-72-71Â„213 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 69-73-71Â„213 Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 69-72-72Â„213 Dean Burmester, South Africa 71-70-72Â„213 Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa 72-68-73Â„213AlsoRory McIlroy, Scotland 70-73-72Â„215 Julian Suri, United States 76-67-72Â„215WEB.COM TOURLECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESaturdayÂs leaders at PeekÂn Peak Resort (Upper Course), Findley Lake, N.Y. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,058; Par: 72 (36-36)Third RoundSebastin Muoz 64-69-65Â„198 Kyle Jones 67-69-63Â„199 Nelson Ledesma 68-67-64Â„199 Roger Sloan 67-71-64Â„202 Hank Lebioda 68-65-69Â„202 Carlos Ortiz 67-69-67Â„203 Jim Herman 69-66-68Â„203 Cameron Champ 64-71-68Â„203 Dudley Hart 68-65-70Â„203 Willy Wilcox 68-71-65Â„204 Steven Ihm 67-69-68Â„204 Sebastian Cappelen 68-68-68Â„204 Tim Wilkinson 67-69-68Â„204 Kramer Hickok 66-70-68Â„204 Oscar Fraustro 65-74-66Â„205 Erik Barnes 68-70-67Â„205 Mark BlakeÂ“ eld 66-71-68Â„205PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 12 6 .667 Â„ Connecticut 10 8 .556 2 Atlanta 8 9 .471 3 Chicago 7 12 .368 5 New York 5 13 .278 7 Indiana 2 17 .105 10WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBPhoenix 14 5 .737 Â„ Seattle 14 5 .737 Â„ Los Angeles 12 8 .600 2 Minnesota 11 8 .579 3 Dallas 9 8 .529 4 Las Vegas 7 12 .368 7FridayÂs GameSeattle 95, Atlanta 86SaturdayÂs GamesWashington 83, Los Angeles 74 Chicago 77, Minnesota 63 Connecticut at Las Vegas, lateTodayÂs GamesDallas at New York, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 7 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNone scheduledCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCEFIRST STAGESaturday at Fontenay-le-Comte, France A 124.9-mile Â” at ride from Noirmoutier-en-lÂIle to Fontenay-le-Comte 1. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step Floors, 4:23:32. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 3. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 4. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 5. Christophe Leporte, France, CoÂ“ dis, same time. 6. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, same time. 7. Michael Matthews, Australia, Sunweb, same time. 8. John Degenkolb, Germany, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, same time. 10. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 11. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Meruida, same time. 12. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wante-Groupe Gobert, same time. 13. Thomas Boudat, France, Direct Energie, same time. 14. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, same time. 15. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 16. Michael Valgren, Denmark, Astana, same time. 17. Maximiliano Richeze, Argentina, QuickStep Floors, same time. 18. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 19. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Dimension Data, same time. 20. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time.Also27. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 34. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 55. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 56. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 91. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, :51 behind. 112. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 1:15. 126. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:30. 153. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 2:44. 176. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 7:50.
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It was a startling scene when the Team Sky rider tumbled into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, immediately putting his pursuit of a record-tying fifth title in peril. Froome, though, is getting used to these sort of mishaps and challenges Â„ whether that means recovering from crashes or clearing his name of doping. ÂI saw a lot of crashes out there today. ItÂs just one of those things. We always knew the first few days were going to be tricky and going to be sketchy. ItÂs part of the game unfortunately,ÂŽ said Froome, who went down with about 5 kilometers to go as the sprintersÂ teams jockeyed for position. With grass stains on his right shoulder and blood trickling down his right arm from a gash on his elbow, Froome got back up and crossed 51 seconds behind Fernando Gaviria, the Colombian who claimed the raceÂs first yellow jersey with a commanding sprint victory. ÂIÂm just grateful IÂm not injured in any way and thereÂs a lot of road to cover before Paris obviously,ÂŽ Froome said. When fans at the finish were informed of FroomeÂs crash, many cheered. Froome, who was cleared of doping in an asthma drug case on Monday, was also jeered at ThursdayÂs team presentations. Froome was fortunate he didnÂt do more damage by avoiding a post near where he fell while riding at more than 50 kph. The Kenyan-born British rider also crashed on the opening day of the Giro dÂItalia in May, while warming up for the Stage 1 time trial. But Froome eventually climbed back up the standings to win the Giro Â„ his third straight Grand Tour title.CYCLING: TOUR DE FRANCEFroome Â” ies o the road into a ditch in opening Tour stageBy TIM REYNOLDSAssociated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) Â„ Archie Goodwin is about to set a record. It wonÂt be cause for celebration. Goodwin is a veteran of 165 NBA games, has scored 20 points on 10 different occasions, had a monthlong stretch with Phoenix two years ago where he started and averaged 16 points per game while playing against a slew of AllStars in that span. He thinks heÂs proven. The rest of the league doesnÂt see it the same way. So heÂs back in the NBA Summer League Â„ where, after scoring six points for Portland on Saturday in the Trail BlazersÂ 93-78 win over the Utah Jazz, he moved within 13 points of matching Coby KarlÂs all-time record for the Las Vegas event. Karl scored 337 points, Goodwin is up to 324, according to data compiled by RealGM. ÂIt comes with the job,ÂŽ Goodwin said. ÂMy world is just different. IÂm just trying to stay positive and continue to fight, looking for a chance to show how I can help a team.ÂŽ Saturday was Day 2 of the Summer League in Las Vegas, with another 10 games on the schedule. More 10-game slates await on Sunday and Monday, and the tournament runs through July 17. SATURDAYÂS SUMMARIES:TRAIL BLAZERS 93, JAZZ 78Wade Baldwin IV scored 20 points for Portland (1-0), which got 16 points from Gary Trent Jr. and 13 rebounds from Caleb Swanigan. Grayson Allen, Georges Niang and Tony Bradley all scored 16 for Utah (0-1). Allen struggled again from the field just as he did in two summer games at Salt Lake City earlier in the week, shooting 6 for 17, but added six rebounds and five assists.PACERS 86, SPURS 76TJ Leaf scored 17 for Indiana, which took control by outscoring San Antonio 22-8 in the third quarter. CJ Wilcox added 13 for the Pacers (1-1). Derrick White scored 19 for the Spurs (0-1), who got 15 points from Lonnie Walker IV.BASKETBALLFor summer vet Goodwin, NBA hope springs eternal By Kevin BaxterLos Angeles Times (TNS)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Â„ Jordan Pickford hadnÂt been born the last time England reached the semifinals of a World Cup. Neither had Dele Alli, Harry Kane or Harry Maguire. So in their minds they were making history, not repeating it Saturday, when they carried England to a 2-0 win over Sweden and into the final four of a World Cup for the first time since 1990. ÂWe have always said we would take one game at a time and we can go on and create our own history,ÂŽ said Pickford, who made three saves to post his first shutout of the tournament. A first-half header from Maguire and another in the second half from Alli provided the offense and then afterward Kane, the teamÂs captain, provided the perspective. ÂWe are enjoying it,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂve got to keep doing what we are doing and make the country proud.ÂŽ TheyÂve already done that, accomplishing more in five games than the countryÂs ÂGolden GenerationÂŽ of Ashley Cole and David Beckham did in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups. Those teams got to the quarterfinals in both tournaments but went no further, going out on penalty kicks the second time, one of six times England has been eliminated in a shootout from a major competition. This team has already conquered that obstacle, winning its round of 16 game on PKs. After following that with a relatively easy win over Sweden in steamy Samara, the team is beginning to see itself as one of destiny. As a result, its celebrations Saturday were muted since there remains much work to be done. ÂWe looked composed. We looked like we controlled the game,ÂŽ Kane said. Maguire opened the scoring in the 30th minute, heading in a corner kick from Ashley Young. It was MaguireÂs first international goal and EnglandÂs seventh score of the World Cup on a set piece. It turned out to be a game-changer. ÂUp until that corner, I felt that we had everythin g under control,ÂŽ Sweden coach Janne Andersson said. ÂI felt that we had the match in our hands.ÂŽ After that, it was all England. Alli doubled the lead 14 minutes into the second half, nodding in a far-post cross from midfielder Jesse Lingard. The goal made Alli, 22, the second-youngest scorer for England at a World Cup behind Michael Owen, who was 18 when he scored in the 1998 tournament. It then fell to Pickford to hold the lead, and he proved up to the challenge, making two stout saves in the final halfhour, the first against Viktor Claesson and the second on Marcus Berg.WORLD CUP: ENGLAND 2, SWEDEN 0England reaches semiÂ“ nalsBy RONALD BLUMAP Sports WriterMOSCOW Â„ English fish and chips against CroatiaÂs famous fish risotto. FranceÂs vin et fromage versus Belgian beer and waffles. Players nicknamed Slab Head, Rocky and 37. Welcome to the final four of a new-look World Cup, perhaps the most improbable of soccerÂs 21 championships. Host Russia left in tears Saturday night, jilted like a suitor at the end of a Pushkin poem when it tied Croatia late in extra time only to lose the last quarterfinal on penalty kicks. GermanyÂs Teutonic efficiency departed earlier, along with BrazilÂs yellow-shirted samba style and SpainÂs tikitaka pass-a-thon. Lionel MessiÂs Argentina and Cristiano RonaldoÂs Portugal couldnÂt get past the round of 16. ItalyÂs Azzurri didnÂt even earn an invite. ÂWhoever was the favorites to win, the big teams, are home,ÂŽ Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said through a translator. ÂThose who are hard-working, who are compact, who are united and who are well-organized, they are here in Russia, and this is the character of the four teams remaining in the tournament.ÂŽ Celebrer la nouvelle. First up Les Bleus vs. De Rode Duivels on Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, a matchup of Western European neighbors. Then The Three Lions vs. Vatreni the following night in Moscow. Is football coming home or is the title going somewhere new? ÂWeÂre in a World Cup semifinal. Whether weÂre in the top four in the world is something we would still have to prove,ÂŽ England manager Gareth Southgate said. ÂIt will be a sign to all clubs that, whether itÂs in England or abroad, that English players can play, that weÂve got players with super technique.ÂŽ By the long-maligned FIFA rankings, these matchups are unlikely. Belgium is ranked third in the world, France seventh, England 12th and Croatia 20th. Since winning its only title at Wembley in 1966, England had reached the semifinals just once, losing to West Germany on penalty kicks at Italia 1990. France lost semifinals in 1958 and 1982, won its only World Cup at home in 1998, then lost the 2006 final Â„ sacre bleu! Â„ to Italy in the infamous Zinedine Zidane head-butt game. Croatia fell to France in the 1998 semifinals in its first appearance as an independent nation after the disintegration of Yugoslavia. It is known mostly for its red-andwhite checkerboard jersey Â„ its alternate nickname is Kockasti Â„ The Checkered Ones. Midfielder Ivan Perisic took the nickname to an extreme Â„ at least in taste Â„ when he showed up for a round-of-16 match against Portugal at the 2016 European Championship in a haircut that matched the shirt EnglandÂs team includes a colorful nickname. Jamie Vardy dubbed national team and Leicester teammate Harry Maguire Slab Head during training camp and punked him during an interview. Vardy joined reporters and asked the final question. ÂItÂs Jamie Vardy from the Vardy Express. How big is the diameter of your head?ÂŽ When Maguire scored the go-ahead goal in SaturdayÂs 2-0 win over Sweden, his shout of joy was so intense it looked like a shriek of pain. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku earned the Rocky nickname at Manchester United, where teammates compared his work ethic to that of Sylvester StalloneÂs Rocky Balboa. Kylian Mbappe, the 19-year-old French forward sensation, was nicknamed 37 by teammates after they said he reached 37 kph (23 mph) during a sprint against Portugal Â„ FIFA clocked it at a slightly more leisurely 32.4 kph (20.1 mph). No matter which team wins, the final four is a triumph of the Big Five Â„ EuropeÂs top professional leagues. Eighty-one of 92 players on semifinal rosters are with clubs in England (40), Spain (12), France (12), Germany (nine) and Italy (eight).WORLD CUPSlab Head, Rocky and 37 headline unlikely World Cup Â“ nal 4AP PHOTOEnglandÂs Harry Maguire celebrates the victory of his team over Sweden during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia.
BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, July 8, 2018 DETROIT Â„ For the past Â“ve years, few people wanted a lowly used small car such as the Chevrolet Cruze or Ford Focus. Compact and subcompact cars sat on dealer lots for weeks as the SUV craze in the U.S. accelerated. Early this year, dealers and industry analysts started to see a change, with sales and prices for used compact and subcompact cars increasing after taking a fall every year since 2013. ThatÂs in part because of rising gas prices, stagnant middle class wages and deals that are still too good to pass up. Until recently, lower demand had depressed car prices, but especially for smaller ones, which bottomed out in 2017 as the cost of their closest competitor for basic transportation Â„ small SUVs Â„ was rising. By early this year, analysts and dealers say the spread between small SUVs and cars was so large that the cars became more attractive. Also, rising gasoline prices sent buyers on a tight budget from SUVs and other segments to the lower-cost small cars. At Paddock Chevrolet in Kenmore, New York, near Buffalo, the dealership was paying $10,200 to $10,500 for 3-year-old Cruzes at the beginning of the year. Now itÂs paying $11,500, said owner Duane Paddock. ÂWe did Â“nd it surprising,ÂŽ he said. ÂNormally prices continued to come down. ItÂs deÂ“nitely been harder to Â“nd the lower-value vehicles.ÂŽ In the Â“rst quarter of 2013, the average threeyear-old compact car sold for $14,328, according to the Edmunds. com auto pricing site. By the same period in After years of deals, small-used car prices are on the riseBy TOM KRISHERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSBluster aside, US and China vulnerable to pain from tariffsWASHINGTON Â„ The U.S. and Chinese governments have been Â”ashing a lot of bravado just before Â“ring the Â“rst shots in a conÂ”ict that risks erupting into a mutually damaging trade war. Yet among the people and business in both countries that are suddenly under threat from higher costs, closedoff markets and deep uncertainties, there is far less conÂ“dence.US-China tariffs: WhatÂs behind them, who stands to be hurt?WASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump has boldly declared that trade wars are easy to win. HeÂs about to Â“nd out. Barring a last-minute breakthrough, the Trump administration on Friday will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in goods imported from China, And China will promptly strike back with tariffs on an equal amount of U.S. goods. And just like that, a high-risk trade war between the worldÂs two biggest economies will begin Â„ one that could quickly escalate.TSA-Approved ways to shorten the airport screening lineEnrolling in TSA Precheck or Global Entry gives you access to special airport security screening lanes, which are usually shorter and faster. And if you have the right credit card, the application fee might already be covered.ChinaÂs bravado belies worries over trade clashes with USBEIJING Â„ China says itÂs girded for a trade war with the U.S. and can give as good as it gets but beyond the realm of ofÂ“cial commentary the reality is less upbeat. Sagging share prices are just one symptom of the concerns some Chinese are expressing over trade friction with the U.S. a day before Washington is due to impose higher tariffs on billions of dollars of exports from China. Â„ The Associated Press8 ways to save money on a tight budgetSaving money on a tight budget is not only possible, itÂs also imperative. One unexpected expense can have a huge impact when money is tight. Finding a way to start saving money so that unexpected expenses arenÂt so devastating may not be easy. But shifting your thought patterns can yield long-term results. Being a ÂsaverÂŽ as opposed to a ÂspenderÂŽ may not be natural to most people, but it can be developed through practice. Here are eight ways to save money when money is tight: Make it automatic: You canÂt spend what you donÂt see. Bankrate chief Â“nancial analyst Greg McBride recommends that people get started by automatically setting money aside each payday. ÂSet up a direct deposit from your paycheck into a dedicated savings account and build your budget based on whatÂs left,ÂŽ McBride said. ÂIf youÂre not current saving 10 percent of your income, thatÂs the bogey to aim for when youÂre setting up that direct deposit.ÂŽ Many employers can split your paycheck deposit into a checking account and a savings account. Or if youÂre self-employed, schedule automatic transfers from your main checking account to your purpose-based savings accounts on a recurring basis. Create a budget: Setting a budget is the best way to become a disciplined saver. To get started, review your bank statements, pay By NANCY MANN JACKSONBANKRATE.COMNEW YORK Â„ Want a loan? Advice? When an employee needs help, many small business owners are comfortable mixing the personal with the professional and willingly provide some support. J. Colin Petersen has assisted staffers in a variety of ways: extra cash, lawyer recommendations, loaning a personal car, taking employees to doctor appointments and replacing a stolen smartphone. And, Âjust listening to the anxieties of any of my team members that need a sympathetic ear or advice about how to handle a problem.ÂŽ Petersen, president of information technology company J I.T. Outsource, believes that if he helps his 12 full-time employees when theyÂre wrestling with a problem, their performance Â„ and in turn, his Fresno, California-based company Â„ will beneÂ“t. Many small business owners take an interest in their employees because they want a friendly or even family-feeling atmosphere, unlike the ambience of a big corporation. They also want staffers to feel appreciated as people, not just as workers, and know that employees who are treated well are less likely to leave. But employment law attorneys and human resources consultants advise owners to strike a balance Â„ there can be unintended consequences when a boss is too friendly or too generous. Nicole and Dennis Drake are mindful that the employees of their two Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises are high school and college students who can use a little guidance about work and life. The couple asks staffers at the stores in Gainesville and Ashburn, Virginia, about school, what subjects theyÂre taking, how theyÂre doing. Nicole Drake, who describes herself as a math nerd, offers help with homework and makes sure that working at the stores doesnÂt interfere with school assignments. ÂThis job is not your last stop, so thereÂs no way your grades should suffer,ÂŽ she tells her young staffers. And when theyÂre ready to move on, she lends a hand with resumes. The Drakes also have helped with extracurricular activities, including fundraising in memory of a young woman who killed herself who had been a friend of one employee. ÂWhen youÂve got a team, you want to do whatÂs right,ÂŽ Nicole Drake says. Owners need to be sure that their compassion, especially if it comes in the form of loans, gifts or other beneÂ“ts, is available to all staffers. Showing favoritism can make an owner liable if an employee who felt discriminated against sues the company. Employers should also have objective criteria they follow when theyÂre offering help, says Nannina Angioni, an employment law attorney with Kaedian LLP in Los Angeles. For example, if theyÂre willing to lend money for medical bills, they canÂt decide to offer it for one kind of illness but not another. Angioni also recommends against handing out personal advice Â„ someone who didnÂt have the bossÂs ear could later retaliate. ÂYou can comfort someone, but donÂt get into details,ÂŽ Angioni says. Owners need to create a balance, says Jay Starkman, CEO of human resources provider Need a loan? Advice? Many business owners give staffers helpBy JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS ON THE MONEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Tuesday, June 26, 2018, photograph, a used 2017 Hyundai Accent hatchback sits in a row of other used, latemodel sedans at a dealership in Centennial, Colo.CARS | 3Construction continuesMONEY | 3 COURTESY PHOTOSaving money on a tight budget is not only possible, it?s also imperative. BILL ROGERS/CORRESPONDENTConstruction continues on the building in front of LoweÂs in Sebring that will have three stores. They are scheduled to open in the fall of this year. The sign in the photo said that Kay Jewelers and Mattress One will be occupying space. Kay Jewelers has a store in Lakeshore Mall. The mall is not commenting on the status of the store there. A spokesman for Kay wrote in an email that it is unable to comment Âon any existing lease agreement.ÂŽ SMALL TALK THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Friday, June 29, 2018, photo Nicole Drake, co-owner of Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises in Gainesville and Ashburn, Va. with her husband Dennis Drake, talks with employee Matthew Dumm, left, in the Ashburn, Va., store.TALK | 3BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com How much house you can afford depends on where you liveYour ability to own a home is affected by where you live. Even people with modest incomes can afford homes in Decatur, Illinois, the metropolitan area with the nationÂs most affordable houses. At the other end of the affordability spectrum is the San Jose, California, metro area, where high incomes are outmatched by stratospheric home prices. A home is most affordable when it doesnÂt cost much more than a yearÂs pay. Decatur is an affordable market because the median house costs about one and a half times the median annual income. (ÂMedianÂŽ is the midpoint, where half of the values or incomes are lower and half higher.) In comparison, thereÂs San Jose, where a typical household earns a six-Â“gure income but a median single-family house costs about 12 times what a typical household earns. Every quarter, NerdWallet calculates home affordability for 172 metropolitan areas by comparing the median annual household income and the monthly principal-and-interest payment for a median-priced single-family home. After accounting for a 20 percent down payment, the house payments were calculated at an interest rate of 4.45 percent, the average rate for a 30-year Â“xedrate mortgage in the Â“rst quarter; payments donÂt include insurance, property taxes or homeowner association dues. The comparisons revealed the Â“ve mostand least-affordable markets for buying a home in January through March, or the Â“rst quarter of 2018. The rankings were compiled using data from the National Association of Realtors, the Census Bureau and NerdWallet surveys.Most-affordable metro areas1. DECATUR, ILLINOIS Median home price: $73,000 Median household income: $46,198 Principal and interest payment: $294 (equals 7.6 percent of median monthly income) In March, single-family homes for sale in Decatur had been on the market for a median of 119.5 days, according to Realtor.com. The national median for all home sales was 63 days. 2. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND-WEST VIRGINIA Median home price: $86,200 Median household income: $45,808 Principal and interest payment: $347 (9.1 percent of monthly income) Listed homes in Cumberland had been on the market a median of 136.75 days in March. 3. ELMIRA, NEW YORK Median home price: $100,800 Median household income: $51,269 Principal and interest payment: $406 (9.5 percent of monthly income) Homes in Elmira had been on the market for a median of 97.5 days in March, just over a month longer than the national median. 4. BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK Median home price: $103,000 Median household income: $51,360 Principal and interest payment: $415 (9.7 percent of monthly income) Homes for sale in Binghamton had been listed a median of 108.5 days in March. 5. PEORIA, ILLINOIS Median home price: $114,800 Median household income: $57,090 Principal and interest payment: $463 (9.7 percent of monthly income) Peoria was the quickest-selling market among the Â“ve most-affordable, with homes listed a median of 77.25 days in March.Least-affordable metro areas1. SAN JOSESUNNYVALE-SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA Median home price: $1.37 million Median household income: $110,040 Principal and interest payment: $5,533 (60.3 percent of median monthly income) Buyers have to act fast in the San Jose area, the center of Silicon Valley: For-sale homes spent a median 17 days on the market in March, according to Realtor.com. 2. HONOLULU, HAWAII Median home price: $775,500 Median household income: $80,513 Principal and interest payment: $3,125 (46.6 percent of monthly income) Honolulu, a popular market for international buyers, had a median days-on-market of 52 days in March, according to Realtor.com. 3. SAN FRANCISCOOAKLAND-HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA Median home price: $917,000 Median household income: $96,677 Principal and interest payment: $3,695 (45.9 percent of monthly income) Just to the north of Silicon Valley, homes here sell almost as fast. In the San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward area, homes spent a median of just 22 days on the market in March, according to Realtor. com. 4. SAN DIEGOCARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA Median home price: $610,000 Median household income: $70,824 Principal and interest payment: $2,458 (41.6 percent of monthly income) California has four of the Â“ve least-affordable metro areas. San Diego homes were listed a median 32.5 days in March, according to Realtor. com. 5. LOS ANGELESLONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA Median home price: $545,500 Median household income: $65,950 Principal and interest payment: $2,198 (40 percent of monthly income) Homes for sale in the Los Angeles area had been on the market a median of 33.5 days in March, according to Realtor.com. Data sources: National Association of RealtorsÂ median metro home prices for the Â“rst quarter of 2018 The Census BureauÂs median household income from the 2016 American Community Survey 1-year series (the latest available data) NerdWalletÂs daily mortgage rate survey Realtor.comÂs market trends data from MarchBy HOLDEN LEWISNERDWALLET THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Tuesday, March 6, 2018, photo homes stack up in a neighborhood in San Jose, Calif. NerdWallet calculated aordability for 172 metropolitan areas by comparing the median annual household income and the monthly principal-and-interest payment for a median-priced singlefamily home and found that the least aordable homes are in the San Jose. 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Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 www.highlandsnewssun.com 2017, the sales price had fallen almost 10 percent to $12,958. But in the Â“rst quarter of this year it rose to $13,464. (Edmunds regularly provides content, including automotive tips and reviews, for distribution by The Associated Press.) Black Book, a car pricing and automotive analytics company, reports that sales of used compact and subcompact cars each are up 5 percent in the Â“rst quarter from a year earlier. ÂCompact cars have been beaten down in value,ÂŽ said Anil Goyal, executive vice president of Black Book, ÂTheyÂre very attractive for a value buyer.ÂŽ Five years ago, the cars were about 50 percent of U.S. new-car sales. But trucks and SUVs have since risen to 67 percent. Ivan Drury, senior analyst at Edmunds, believes gas prices are a big part of the equation. By the end of March, the national average price per gallon of regular rose to $2.61, 33 cents higher than the same time last year. It continued to jump during the second half, with prices now hovering around $2.85, 58 cents more than a year ago, according to AAA. Last week the OPEC cartel countries agreed to pump more crude, a move that should contain recent price increases. Used-car buyers typically are more sensitive to prices, especially if gasoline is taking a bigger bite out of their budgets, and thatÂs fueling increased demand for smaller cars, Drury said. The average wholesale value (what dealers pay at used-vehicle auctions) of a 3-year-old compact car is about $9,800, according to Goyal. But the average compact crossover SUV is $13,250. ÂThereÂs a substantial difference here,ÂŽ he said. So far, there hasnÂt been a similar shift in sales of new small cars or new or used midsize cars as the truck and SUV boom continues, Drury said. He doesnÂt see the new-vehicle market changing even with gas hitting $3 per gallon in much of the nation. But used midsize cars could see increased prices and demand when second-quarter data comes out, he said. Glenn Mears, owner of Â“ve dealerships around Canton, Ohio, including Honda, Nissan, Ford and Fiat Chrysler, says theyÂre having trouble Â“nding compact used cars, but not midsize ones. ÂYou can Â“nd (midsize Honda) Accords all day long,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou canÂt Â“nd (compact) Civics right now.ÂŽ Drury sees gradual increases in small-usedcar prices continuing, but nothing dramatic unless gasoline hits $4 per gallon. He bases his prediction on consumer behavior during previous gas price spikes. Stagnant wages also may be a factor. Hourly pay is growing more slowly than it has in the past when the unemployment rate was this low, around 4 percent. But now, rising inÂ”ation has eroded some of the beneÂ“t. In May, average hourly wages rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier, but inÂ”ation increased by slightly more at 2.8 percent. ÂAll of those combined together might tell a fair amount of the story,ÂŽ said Mears.CARSFROM PAGE 1stubs and other Â“nancial documents to get an idea of where your money is coming from and going. One budgeting option is to calculate your Â“xed expenses, and then look at your other needs, like food, gas, clothing and entertainment. Determine a number for weekly expenses and challenge yourself to stay within that amount. Set a speciÂ“c amount, such as $100 a week, and take that out of the bank in cash at the beginning of the week. Use that money for the week and try not to allow yourself to dip into other funds. Then, try to go down to $90 or $80 per week to see what you really need. Once youÂve grown accustomed to living on your budget, youÂll free more money for saving toward various goals. Pay yourself Â“rst: If your strategy is to wait until everything else is paid and save whatever is left over, reconsider your process. Consider putting most of your paycheck into your savings account and making a recurring weekly transfer to cover necessary expenses. Then decide whether any excess money should remain in the account to cover any upcoming expenses or be dedicated as extra savings. Save with purpose: It may be difÂ“cult to put money back simply for general savings, so itÂs important to have a clear reason for your savings. The purpose may be to have an emergency fund, a vacation fund or something else, but knowing the reason youÂre saving will make it easier to avoid spending the money on something else. ÂThe most important thing is to get in the habit of saving,ÂŽ McBride said. ÂSuccessful saving is all about the habit. Once you establish the habit then it becomes a lot easier to parse out money for different objectives.ÂŽ Shop smarter: Stop buying things without shopping around for the best price. Make a commitment to comparison-shop for essentials and look for coupons and sales online or in your local newspaper. Then, buy the items with the best value. DonÂt stop there. Take the difference of the amount you paid and the amount you would normally spend on the item and put that money into a savings account. Even if itÂs just a few dollars per shopping trip, those small sums will add up. Keep the change: It seems old-fashioned, but take the loose change out of your pocket, your purse or your car tray, and save it in a jar. Look for ways to add more money to your jar. For example, every time you withdraw cash from the ATM, put 10 percent of what you withdraw into your cookie jar savings. Every month or quarter count the money youÂve accumulated in your jar and add it to your savings account. Re-evaluate using credit cards: Buying what you cannot afford on credit is a sureÂ“re way to accumulate debt and incur interest charges. 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The staffers at Samantha MartinÂs public relations Â“rm tend to be young people newly arrived in New York who Â“nd they have big bills to pay and donÂt have family nearby. So sheÂs loaned employees money to get an apartment or pay for dental work, and given others advice about personal problems. She canÂt afford big corporate beneÂ“ts, but these are things she can do. ÂAs a boutique Â“rm, we become family,ÂŽ says Martin, CEO of Media Maison with 14 staffers. ÂIt has made a huge difference Â„ my employees are loyal, they trust me, they treat my business like itÂs theirs.ÂŽ At the same time, Martin sets boundaries: ÂIÂm not their best friend and IÂm not trying to be.ÂŽ The owners and managers at cSubs in Montvale, New Jersey, know they must tread carefully. So theyÂve found ways that feel appropriate to assist staffers at the company that creates software to help organizations manage publication subscriptions. 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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Millennial buyers face a tough housing marketYvonne Jimenez Smith and her husband, Brandon Smith, spoke in whispers recently as they visited a white stucco house they planned to buy on a leafy street in San Jose, Calif. After six months of aggressive hunting, they were on their way to a small suburban home of their own after spending most of their 20s in noisy city centers. ÂIt was so quiet, it just seemed weird to speak out loud,ÂŽ Jimenez Smith said. ÂWe lived over a freeway entrance in San Francisco. It was always loud and we were always surrounded by people. ItÂs a big change.ÂŽ Like the couple from San Francisco, who are 28 and 30, other millennials are starting to follow in the footsteps of earlier generations and buy suburban houses after fueling a boom in city apartments. The share of 25to 35-yearolds who own homes, which had been falling since 2005 as renting grew in popularity, rose slightly in 2017, according to a Stateline analysis of census microdata from IPUMS-Current Population Survey. Last year 32.3 percent of young people were homeowners, a slight increase from 2016 when it was 32.2 percent. ThatÂs still well below the 45 percent in 2005 and the peak of 55 percent in 1980. Millennials are hitting the market at a difÂ“cult time, though, with rising prices and few houses to buy as the housing industry has shifted to building more downtown rentals. Some people seeking to buy houses have been discouraged and have postponed the step, just as many have had to put off moving out of parentsÂ houses, forming couples and having children as they tried to build careers delayed by the recession. Between 2011 and 2017, home prices grew 48 percent while income for all age groups rose only 15 percent, according to National Association of Realtors statistics. ÂIt just feels irresponsible right now,ÂŽ said Jayme Fraser, a 28-yearold freelance journalist who considered buying a house in Missoula, Montana, three years ago but found prices too high. She and her husband, who is in graduate school, are now looking for a more rural home in Montana they can afford to buy while paying off student debt. Student debt is a big obstacle to buying a home for many millennials, said Jessica Lautz, director of demographics at the National Association of Realtors. The median student debt for millennials is $41,000, and they typically put off buying their Â“rst home for seven years after they wanted to buy, Lautz said. Young people with college debt typically spend close to half of their income on loan payments, according to a 2017 study in The Journal of Consumer Affairs. This makes it almost impossible to qualify for a home mortgage with a small down payment. ÂContrary to popular opinion, millennials are not buying avocado toast instead of saving for a down payment. TheyÂre paying their student debt,ÂŽ Lautz said. ÂSomebody with $41,000 in student debt is going to be buying something far away with a long commute, or in a bad school district, or something too small. TheyÂre not going to be able to stay there for long.ÂŽ Thirty-two is the median age for Â“rst-time homebuyers, according to a survey by the Realtors Association. That means many Â“rsttime buyers are squarely in the millennial generation, the oldest of whom reached their mid-30s in 2017. The apparent increase in ownership in 2017, the Â“rst since 2005, was so tiny that itÂs hard to say if the trend toward less buying and more renting is really over, said Chris Porter, chief demographer for California-based John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Ownership is still Âconsiderably lower than 10 years ago,ÂŽ Porter said. ÂWe may need another year or two of data to understand whether this is truly a reversal.ÂŽ Some young people who could buy houses are still on the sidelines, like Connor Coyle and his Â“ancee, Amy Branchini, both in their late 20s. Coyle, who works in wealth management, moved a few years ago from Manhattan to suburban Westchester County, N.Y., where he rents an apartment. ÂBoth of us were at the point where we wanted to get out of the city and live a more relaxed lifestyle,ÂŽ Coyle said. The couple is ready to stop renting and own a house, but they just havenÂt seen a house they love in their $500,000 price range. ÂIf we end up renting for another three years, thatÂs OK,ÂŽ Coyle said. ÂWhat youÂre getting for your money right now, to my mind, is subpar. Maybe in a few more years we can get something in the $600,000 to $700,000 range, and it will make more sense Â„ we wonÂt have to put in $100,000 in renovations.ÂŽ In some expensive states such as Hawaii, California and New York, and the District of Columbia, fewer than 1 in 5 millennials is a homeowner, according to the Stateline analysis. But in Iowa, the Dakotas and Minnesota, itÂs close to half. TodayÂs Â“rst-time buyers are increasingly living in ad hoc situations while they save, Lautz said, citing a survey from the Realtors Association. Twenty-one percent lived with parents, relatives or friends before buying in 2017, up from 12 percent in 1993. StatelineÂs analysis showed that the share of 25to 35-year-olds in ad hoc situations, neither renting nor owning, has grown steadily from 21.2 percent in 2012 to 24.2 percent in 2017. Most in those situations are living with parents or other relatives. A shortage of housing for sale is also driving prices up in some booming areas such as the San Francisco metropolitan area, where Jimenez Smith and her husband work and live. The area has added 189,000 jobs in the past three years but only 14,000 housing units, the largest discrepancy in the nation, said Lawrence Yun, economist for the National Association of Realtors. Other areas facing similar crunches are Boston; Washington; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix and Chicago, he said. Even so, 25to 34-yearolds are likely to insist they want to own a home in the future, according to the Realtors survey. The San Francisco couple felt the pressure to buy because their rent was rising and they were afraid that the price of a house would soon outstrip their income, even though they already could afford a $4,000 monthly mortgage and had saved about $150,000 for a down payment. Smith is a video graphics programmer for Apple, and Jimenez Smith is a policy aide for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. But in six months of shopping, they lost bidding wars again and again. Once they bid $350,000 for an empty lot with the facade and rubble of a burneddown home, Â“guring they could build a new home there for another $250,000. But someone else offered $480,000 for the same lot and is now trying to sell it for even more. The couple feels lucky to have bought a modest two-bedroom house with 1,000 square feet of living space from a seller who turned out to be an acquaintance and helped them by accepting an offer matching the highest bid, not exceeding it. ÂWe were going through disclosures and praying it would appraise right,ÂŽ Jimenez Smith said. ÂFortunately, it did appraise right at $795,000.ÂŽ There were other scares. 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Sunday, July 8, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 www.highlandsnewssun.com WASHINGTON Â„ Spending on U.S. construction projects edged up 0.4 percent in May, while AprilÂs Â“gure was revised down signiÂ“cantly Â„ signs that new building is still uneven despite a growing economy. The uptick in May brought total construction spending to a seasonally adjusted all-time high of $1.31 trillion, 4.5 percent higher than a year ago, the Commerce Departments said Monday. AprilÂs Â“gure was revised down to 0.9 percent from what was originally reported as 1.8 percent gain, which would have been the largest increase in 24 years. That came on the heels of 0.9 percent drop in March, the Â“rst monthly drop since July of 2017. Total private construction rose 0.3 percent, with residential projects up 0.8 percent in May. New single-family home construction rose 0.6 percent and the volatile apartment building sector jumped 1.6 percent. Private, non-residential building fell 0.3 percent. Economists are forecasting that construction spending will contribute to overall growth this year even though interest rates are rising. A lack of inventory has stymied homebuyers and pushed home prices higher as demand for existing and new homes has surged. Last month the Commerce Department reported that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007, thanks to a surge of building in the Midwest. Even as government budgets have tightened, construction of public projects in May rose 0.7 percent to $304.1 billion, the highest since October 2010. That gain was fueled by a 0.6 percent rise in state and local construction, which accounts for more than 90 percent of total government activity. State and local government construction spending was $282.1 billion, the most since September of 2009. Spending on the power grid increased nearly 11 percent on a monthly basis, and is up more than 25 percent over a year ago.US construction spending rose 0.4 percent in MayBy MATT OTTTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this June 30, 2018, le photo construction workers set bundles of tile on the roof of an under-construction house in the master-planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas. WASHINGTON (AP) Â„ U.S. service Â“rms expanded at a surprisingly strong pace in June as companies saw gains in business activity and new orders. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index rose to 59.1 last month, compared to 58.6 in May. Any reading above 50 signals growth. The services sector, where most Americans are employed, has now expanded for 101 consecutive months, or more than eight years. The June gain was stronger than expected. Many economists believed that the index reading might slip slightly. The solid gain in the services sector followed an unexpectedly strong reading for the ISMÂs manufacturing index, which came in at 60.2 for June. Analysts said the two strong readings for the ISM indexes support their belief that the overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, would rebound strongly in the April-June quarter from a weak Â“rst quarter, when GDP grew at a lackluster annual rate of 2 percent. ÂAll indications are pointing to strong growth in the second quarter,ÂŽ said Anthony Nieves, the chair of the ISM services panel. ÂAs long as the economy does not overheat this should be sustainable.ÂŽ Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said that while there were anecdotal reports from business contacts that rising trade tensions stemming from the Trump administrationÂs get-tough policies were having an impact, higher tariffs had yet to show up in the overall numbers. He said the strong ISM readings were pointing to GDP growth above 5 percent in the second quarter. The ISM services report showed that 17 non-manufacturing industries reported growth in June including mining, construction, wholesale and retail trade and educational services. The only industry reporting a decrease in June was the category that covers agriculture, forestry, Â“shing and hunting.US service companies expanded at strong pace in JuneBy MARTIN CRUTSINGERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS ECONOMY adno=3593801
D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 8, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: Friday June 29, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. END DATE: Monday July 9, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. through 10:00 P.M. LOCATION/WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC), Highlands County; Sebring, Florida, has declared various items as surplus property and have therefore au thorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property. A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following location and/or by requesting a list by fax (863)402-6735 or email to email@example.com or j firstname.lastname@example.org 1) HC Road & Bridge Department Warehouse; 4320 George Blvd., Se bring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Pam Evans at (863)402 6527 or Jose Soto at (863)402-6511. Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. about the CountyÂs Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCCÂs Road & Bridge Warehouse at the following numbers. (863)402-6527 or (863)402-6511. Items may be inspected by appointment only. Note: All property will be sold on an ``as is, where isÂÂ basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDealsÂ Website at anytime durning the Internet bidding d ates above. 4320 George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Board of County Commissioners Road & Bridge Department Highlands County, Florida 863-402-6527 FAX 863-402-6735 June 22; July 8, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean CDL and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~ExpÂd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 HARDEE CO. 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Such an action would run afoul of freedom of speech, according to internet companies, but business owners say it could leave the door open to spreading falsehoods without consequences. There are several measures a business can take to respond to negative reviews to mitigate any potential damage. ÂThis is something you simply canÂt ignore,ÂŽ said Columbia Business School professor Jeremy Kagan. ÂThe best defense is a good offense.ÂŽ Here are some key points for business owners:Ask Happy Customers To Post Reviews Of Their ExperienceItÂs important to be proactive and have staff ask customers to post their experience. The offensive part of this strategy involves having a base of good reviews from happy customers. ItÂs even more important because people who are upset are usually more motivated, Kagan said. That can leave a skewed picture of a business. A solid base of good reviews will help give a potential customer a broader view.Respond immediately and politelyPeople want to know that the owner is professional and cares about Â“xing legitimate problems. Simple things, like saying ÂIÂm very sorry you didnÂt enjoyÂŽ the meal or product can go a long way with potential new customers checking out your reviews. ÂYou will often Â“nd that youÂre playing to the audience, which is sort of neutral,ÂŽ Kagan said.Provide a factual rebuttalWhile owners should acknowledge a personÂs feelings, there are some issues where a factual rebuttal is necessary. For a restaurant, this could include providing a link to a health department grade or report if somebody falsely accuses the restaurant of being unclean. For some companies, it could mean posting a statement on steps being taken to improve a product or service. ÂYouÂre not necessarily going to Â“x an upset person,ÂŽ Kagan said. ÂWhat you can do is limit the impact.ÂŽHow should businesses respond to bad reviews?By DAMIAN J. TROISETHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo shows an online review of a restaurant on a screen Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Portland Ore. A bad review can seriously hinder a small business? reputation, but dealing with negative social media and online posts is now essential. WASHINGTON Â„ American businesses added 177,000 workers in June, a sign of health and resilience for the U.S. labor market and economy, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that hiring was led by employers with more than 50 workers, accounting for 84 percent of the job growth. The education and health sector led the gains by adding 46,000 workers. Leisure and hospitality added 33,000 jobs, as did professional and business services. The job growth of the past several years reÂ”ects an economic expansion that is now entering its tenth year. But the hiring gains are now creating a challenge for employers to Â“nd capable workers, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at MoodyÂs Analytics, which helps put together the report. ÂBusinessÂ number one problem is Â“nding qualiÂ“ed workers,ÂŽ Zandi said. ÂAt the current pace of job growth, if sustained, this problem is set to get much worse.ÂŽ Employers could address this shortage by raising wages, but signiÂ“cant pay growth has yet to take hold. Average hourly wages have been Â”at for the past year after adjusting for inÂ”ation, according to the Labor Department. The ADP Â“gures come one day before the government releases its monthly employment report. Economists have forecast that FridayÂs ofÂ“cial report will show solid job growth of 195,000. The unemployment rate is expected to hold at 3.8 percent. ADP compiles hiring data from millions of companies that are clients of its payroll services. Its Â“gures frequently diverge from the governmentÂs report. Last month, the government said private employers added 218,000 jobs, which was higher than ADPÂs revised Â“gure of 189,000.Survey: US employers added 177,000 jobs in JuneBy JOSH BOAKTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, job applicants talk with representatives from Custom Services at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion
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The fundÂs AI sifts through millions of data points from countries around the globe and uses what it learns to determine how best to allocate the fundÂs holdings. (Humans carry out the trades, however.) Does this approach work? Another AI fund launched last November by ETF Managers Group and Equbot shows some promise. The fund, which is called the AI Powered Equity ETF (AEIQ), invests in a variety of U.S.-based companies and seeks to beat the returns of the S&P 500. So far, itÂs getting it done. The ETF is up 8.1 percent this year, while the S&P 500 has gained about 1.5 percent. Still, a track record of less than a year on a single fund isnÂt nearly enough to gauge the merits of the AI approach. Also, like any fund, one should weigh potential gains against the fundÂs fees. At 75 basis points, AEIQÂs expense ratio is on the higher end of ETF fees, even if the AI is doing all the thinking. By comparison, SchwabÂs US Broad Market ETF, which also invests in a broad swath of U.S. stocks, has an expense ratio of 3 basis points. Sam Masucci, founder and CEO of ETF Managers Group, recently talked about his Â“rmÂs investment funds and why an AI fund manager might prove to be better at generating investment returns than the human variety. Answers have been edited for clarity and length. Q: How is AI different or better than the computer algorithms used for high-speed trading or robo-advisers that can rebalance an investorÂs retirement portfolio? A: ItÂs different. If you think about algorithmic trading or robo-advisers these are tools that are used by human portfolio managers to make decisions on what to invest in. ArtiÂ“cial intelligence is very, very different. While there are humans that obviously are continuing to feed data into it, itÂs the computer, the AI environment, that is distilling that information and making the ultimate portfolio selection. In the case of AI, the portfolio manager is not looking at a trade signal and making a decision. The AI model is prescribing the action that needs to be taken, whether itÂs a purchase or a sell. Q: Is AI better at picking stocks and curating funds than more conventional approaches? A: We will Â“nd out. Theoretically, it should be better, because it has the ability to crunch a much larger universe of daily information and risk-weigh and apply it to a portfolio much faster and efÂ“ciently than humans can. In addition, the computer learns from its past actions and the result of those actions and gets smarter over time. By ALEX VEIGATHE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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