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Good Morning To James Cutrer Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 190 | $1.00 Monday, July 9, 2018 Comics ..... ...................... NEWS WIRE Classifieds ............................. B5-7 Highlands Health ..................... B1 Local Sports ........................ A9-10 Lottery ..... .............................. SPORTS Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather .................. News Wire Grimsley: Couldnt find ag commissioner candidate So she ran herself to fill voidSEBRING „ When Denise Grimsley “rst got into politics, it was mainly because she had seen a lack of leadership with her Florida Legislature and state agencies. She was prepared this year to leave Tallahassee after serving in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate „ she even sold her house there „ until she started looking for a candidate to back for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She told The Highlands tea party last week she couldnt “nd one she liked. She decided to run instead. It wasnt the “rst time she found a de“ciency and ran for of“ce to change it. Raised in Wauchula, she belongs to a Florida cattle and citrus family going back many generations. When she can, she still tends the herd and the groves, she said. Shes now the administrator of Florida Hospital Wauchula, but has spent most of her career as a registered nurse. She started at Walker Memorial Hospital and worked 17 years as a trauma nurse, which she called the best training for politics. (It) teaches you to keep your eye on the ball, and you ignore all the noise that goes on to the right and to the left of you,Ž Grimsley said, and you just kind of stay focused to do whatever the task is at hand.Ž When her father became ill, she returned home to run Grimsley Oil for 10 years: Her familys gasoline and propane business included 10 convenience stores. One cold January Friday, a water heater went out in a store in Arcadia. They were in the process of installing it when the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services „ which regulates gas By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERAVON PARK „ The Avon Park City Council will consider approving the “re assessment rates for 2018-19 with no changes from current rates, at its meeting at 6 p.m. today. The rates on the “re assessment resolution remain unchanged from the 2017-18 rates, at $80 per residential dwelling; commercial at 4.3 cents per square foot; industrial/warehouse at .7 cents per square foot; and governmental/institutional at 1.8 cents per square foot. The resolution states the estimated “re rescue assessed cost for “scal year 2018-19 is $413,000 and the city manager shall apportion it among assessed property in the manner spelled out in the initial assessment resolution. In other business, the City Council will consider approving the placement of the War Dog Memorial at the Community Center. At the June 25 Council meeting, Anna Marie Feeney said the executive board of Battle of the Bands suggested the Community Center site for the memorial. The initial proposed site on the Main Street Mall would have required approval from the Florida Department of Transportation. The Council requested that city staff look into the memorial placement at the Community Center, and staff has designated an area for approval. An aerial photo shows two possible locations, both at the front of Community Center facing Main Street. Both are to the right of center with one close to the sidewalk on Main Street and the other close to the sidewalk leading to the front doors of the Community Center. Also, the agenda shows the city manager will provide updates on upcoming agenda items: budget discussion and preliminary millage rate adoption. The city manager will provide an update on the citys consideration of purchasing the Sebring Ridge Utilities wastewater system. The owners of the utility, Chris and Julia Miller, presented a $650,000 proposal, which includes 17 acres of land that are zoned B-3 property and seven additional lots. Without the B-3 property and lots, the sale price is $450,000. Council wanted know how much it would cost to improve the reliability of the system. The Council Chambers is at 123 E. Pine St. AP looks to keep fire rates the same By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER GRIMSLEY | 4 PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFDenise Grimsley, left, speaks to a crowd of 30-40 at Tuesdays meeting of The Highlands Tea Party. Grimsley said before the meeting she didnt expect to take Wednesday -July 4 -o because of a tight campaign schedule. She is currently running for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. GRIMSLEY Thriving hives Heartland is committed to saving bees, under assault in other places HIVE | 4SEBRING „ Although bees are on the decline throughout the world, they are quite abundant in the Heartland of Florida,Ž according to David Austin, residential horticulture agent with the University of Florida. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, bees have declined by over half since the 1940s, from 6 million in 1940 to approximately 2.5 million today. This decline affects food production since one-third of all crop production requires insect pollination, according to the USDA. This includes 90 crops, including popular foods such as apples, berries, avocados and pumpkins. Pollinators are essential to the production of food, and in the United States honey bees pollinate an estimated $15 billion of crops each year, ranging from almonds to zucchinis,Ž said Dr. Ann Bartuska, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD, was recognized as an issue in 2007, but this threat has faded in recent years. According to Diana Cox-Foster from the USDA, the biggest threats today are poor nutrition, pesticides, pathogens and parasites. Backyard beekeeper, Dawn Havery, from downtown Sebring, treats her two hives for Varroa destructor, a mite which feeds on honey bees and their larvae. According to Austin, who is also the vice president of the local beekeepers association, the Varroa destructor weakens the whole hive and has increased the dif“culty of beekeeping. Local beekeepers join together at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center in Sebring to learn how to combat threats such as the Varroa destructor. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. These meetings provide support to new beekeepers and are open to people who would like to learn more about keeping bees. The Heartland Beekeepers Association and the University of Floridas Institute of Agricultural Science offer a course once per year to train new beekeepers. Although the number of bees is declining elsewhere, bees in the Heartland are thriving because northern beekeepers bring thousands of hives to the area every year. According to Larry Smith, president of the local beekeepers association, We have more bees than anywhere else in the country.Ž In a warm winter, bees multiply in a hive and split. When the queen leaves and takes half of the bees with her in search of a new home, it is called swarming. Smith said: In Highlands County we are lucky because we have bees brought to us. Unfortunately, they get in peoples homes and we have to remove them. We try to extract them and get them in new hives.By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER COURTESY PHOTOBee keepers encourage residents and businesses to evacuate, not exterminate, bees. For help evacuating bees, contact David Austin at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center.


A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 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. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870; email or call 863-386-5634. OFFICE Location: 315 U.S. 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7 a.m. Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 Pallavi Agarwall, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION MANAGER Rob Kearley, Circulation Manager 863-385-6155 PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to County road work advisories issuedHighlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: €Commercial Drive Behind the Fairmount Cinema Square Shopping Plaza: Crews are working on ditches. Crews will be working on this project through Friday, July 13. € U.S. 27 Southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old Mexican restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. € U.S. 27 Northbound between CR 17 and the Polk County line: Crews are investigating the underground utilities. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. €U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from US 27 to Self Avenue: Crews are replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on U.S. 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, U.S. 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on S.R. 64 from Self Avenue to US 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing traf“c separators, sidewalks, traf“c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on U.S. 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane ”agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/overnight hours on U.S. 27 and S.R. 64. The contractor is Concrete Services, LLC. Estimated project completion date is spring 2020. Motorists should expect lane closures on U.S. 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane ”agging operations on S.R. 64 during the daytime. All U.S. 27 traf“c lanes have shifted eastward and reduced to two lanes in each direction. €U.S. 27 in front of Home Depot: Crews are working on ditches. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through Friday, July 13. There will be a crane brought in to reset existing structure. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the southbound lane in front of Home Depot. €U.S. 27 from Hammock Road to Golfview Road: Crews are repairing ditches. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through Friday, July 13. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the median and occasional lane and median closures. €S.R. 70 from U.S. 27 to C.R. 721: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. €S.R. 66 from Highlands/Hardee County Line to west of U.S. 27/U.S. 98: Crews have repaved approximately 9 miles of roadway on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of S.R. 66 from the Highlands/ Hardee County Line to U.S. 27. Additional improvements include the addition of a right turn lane on to Skipper Road, widening the right turn lanes on to South George Boulevard, Sparta Road, and Woodland Creek Trail, installing drainage, curb and gutter, guardrail, pavement markings, and signage. € S.R. 17 from east of Woodlawn Drive to Pasadena Avenue and on Claudia Avenue: Crews will improve drainage along S.R. 17 and Claudia Avenue. Additional improvements include resurfacing the roadway, installing guardrail and pavement markings, and installing curb and gutter. Lane closures on Claudia Avenue will be during nighttime/overnight hours and a detour will be in place. Please follow posted detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is the end of year 2018. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction Inc. €U.S. 17 (Lakeview Drive) between Mellow Lane and Kenilworth Blvd.: Southbound lane closure. Traf“c will be using the center turn lane. Crews will rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/set new poles. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Please use caution in this area and watch for crews working close to the roadway.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN POLICE BLOTTERThe following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 29: Christopher Doyle Caauwe, 21, Sebring, charged with drug possession. Yamil Cabrera, 43, Sebring, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and resisting an of“cer. Casey James Dougal, 21, Venus, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. Jon Walter Thomas Haynes, 37, Sebring, charged with probation violation. James Ottis Kindrick, 35, Sebring, on charges of marijuana possession, drug possession and drug equipment possession. Eriberto Cuevas Navarro, 50, Sebring, charged with failure of career offender to register. Christopher Martin Samples, 29, Sebring, on charges of cocaine possession and marijuana possession. Charles Wayne Walker, 33, Frostproof, on two charges of failure to appear. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on June 30: Ryan Lee Gustafson, 24, Avon Park, on charges of drug equipment possession, marijuana possession, cocaine possession and drug possession. Michael DeWayne Hawthorne, 43, Lake Placid, on charges of DUI, driving on suspended license and refuse to accept or sign citation or post bond. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on July 2: Antonio Timothy Allen, 19, Avon Park, on charges of burglary and battery. William Russell Cannon, 35, Lake Placid, on charges of aggravated assault with deadly weapon, criminal mischief, resisting an of“cer and trespassing. Robert Eugene Cook, 55, Lake Placid, on two charges of probation violation. Eugene Lee Holloway, 57, Lake Placid, on charges of emergency engage contracting business without a certi“cate and using 2-way radio to facilitate a felony. Joshua Joseph Krista, 30, Lake Placid, on charges of larceny, drug equipment possession, drug possession and two charges of fraud. Jarrett Kyle Reed, 24, Sebring, on charges of resisting an of“cer. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on July 3: Pulitia Marguette Bellamy, 49, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession and probation violation. Carol Brown, 57, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession and cocaine possession. David Isaac Delreal, 33, Avon Park, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and resisting an of“cer. Brenda Lee Hilton, 61, Avon Park, charged with larceny. Erric Leroy Pressley, 51, Sebring, charged with failure of sexual predator to register. Michael Keith Prevatt, 53, Ft. Lauderdale, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on July 5: Lindsey Ann Barber, 32, Avon Park, on two charges of probation violation. Joshua Briant Castle, 28, Frostproof, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. Gar“eld Douglas Christie, 24, Sebring, on charges of fraud, trespassing, drug equipment possession, drug possession and marijuana possession. Prescott Carl Gray, 23, Sebring, on three charges of probation violation. Bradley Wayne Jones, 32, Sebring, on charges of knowingly driving while license is expired, drug equipment possession, drug possession, resisting an of“cer and failure to register motor vehicle. Timothy Scott Kerns, 51, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Lereante Jamesia Knighten, 24, Seffner, on charges of larceny and dealing in stolen property. Sarita Elizabeth Pugh, 29, Smyrna,GA, charged with failure to appear. James Thomas Reed, 59, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Colton Dixie Sherwood, 25, Sebring, on charges of battery, aggravated battery with deadly weapon, driving on suspended license, criminal mischief, simple assault, resisting an of“cer without violence and ”eeing or eluding LEO. Latonya Michelle Wright, 39, Sebring, on charges of battery, criminal mischief and cruelty towards a child. SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. Eighty percent of the pollination of the fruits, vegetables and seed crops in the U.S. is accomplished by honeybees. 2. Honey bees have “ve eyes. 3. Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years 4. A cave painting depicting an androgynous “gure robbing honey out of the hive was found in the Cave of the Spider in Valencia, Spain. It is estimated to be 15,000 years old. 5. Honey stored in air tight containers never spoils. Sealed honey vats found in King Tuts tomb still contained edible honey, despite over 2,000 years beneath the sands. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 stations „ showed up for an inspection. They asked the representative to wait until they “nished so he could inspect the heater, but he was in a hurry to return to Sebring by 5 p.m. and wouldnt wait. They couldnt serve coffee that weekend „ a staple at convenience stores „ until his return. A call to a superior in Tallahassee got nowhere, she said. So I decided right then Im going to get involved somehow in politics, and Im going to “nd people (and) elect people who are business friendly, rural friendly to our way of life and that have some common sense,Ž Grimsley said. She joined the Hardee Republican Executive Committee, went on to become state committee woman, looking for candidates to back. At the start of August 2004, they sold their stores „ 13 days before Hurricane Charley hit. Grimsley also ran for the Florida House of Representatives, where she served a full four terms. As a legislator, she went out to remote areas of her district, holding mobile of“ceŽ hours, and took part in local meetings to remind people that she was there to help them navigate state government. A couple of years ago, she decided shed done what she needed to, and sold her Tallahassee home in preparation to leave. Then she and other Republicans talked over lunch about the fact that the candidate they wanted to back for agriculture commissioner had decided not to run. She started looking for one with a hands-on background in agriculture, executive experience to run an agency with 3,800 employees and a $1.7 billion budget and a background in “nance, both in private business and government “nancial systems. She didnt “nd that candidate, so she decided to run herself. The agency oversees agriculture, but also is the chief consumer advocate. It oversees gas stations, pawn shops, security guards, mappers/surveyors, amusement park rides and the county and state fairs. She remembers one time meeting with a state of“cial, the man wouldnt turn from his computer and said Uh-huhŽ to her every statement. She didnt like talking to his back and knowing she wasnt being heard. Instead, she said, state of“cials should have a culture of service, showing respect, calling people by name, making the process of government easy and also keeping people from getting stuck on a phone tree or web site when trying to make direct contact with an agency. Those are the things that I think you care about, and if its not easy for some reason, you want one of those 3,800 employees to hold your hand,Ž she said. Grimsley is a member of the Peace River Valley and Highlands County Citrus Growers Associations, the Florida Cattlemens Association and the Florida Farm Bureau. She holds degrees from Polk Community College and Warner Southern College, and a masters in business administration from the University of Miami.GRIMSLEYFROM PAGE 1 The state requires us to kill the queen and put in a new queen, or requeen the hive, but this doesnt always work,Ž Smith said. I dont agree with that law.Ž Havery feels that People should evacuate, not exterminate, bees. They can contact David Austin at the Agri-Civic Center, and he will give them names of people who can remove the bees. There is a charge, but it is usually less than extermination.Ž Austins number at the agricultural extension of“ce is 863-402-6540. Havery started her own backyard beekeeping three years ago with the help of her close friend, Kathryn Church. Church helped her put two hives in bee boxes, but the bees did not stay. Havery said, Bees are always looking for a better piece of real estate.Ž The two friends decided that if the third swarm of bees didnt stay, they would need to think about new boxes for the bees. However, the third time worked. Now Havery has two hives. Her original hive split, and she has approximately 100,000 bees in her backyard. Although she hasnt counted her bees, she knows that in a healthy, thriving hive, there are about 50,000 bees. Her backyard bees had to regain their health after Hurricane Irma. Irma damaged the orange blossoms, which is the biggest source of nectar ”ow for Highlands County. Irma also knocked down one of her hives, and the bees became stressed. Havery did pick up the box, but the honey production drastically decreased. This year her bees only produced 60 pounds of honey compared to 130 pounds the previous year. Havery enjoys having her backyard bees and believes that downtown Sebring is a great place for backyard beekeepers. Downtown bees do better because there are more ”owers. When people have ”owering bushes and trees, like they have downtown, bees survive better during the dearth months,Žshe said. Dearth months are months when there is not a lot of nectar for the bees. During this time, beekeepers often feed their bees sugar water to help them survive.HIVEFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODawn Havery is a backyard beekeper, who lives in downtown Sebring. She has approximately 100,000 bees in her two hives. Local bee keeper Dawn Havery poses with her husband, Harry. Dawn has been keeping bees for approximately three years. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSBasics of backyard chickensSEBRING The UF/ IFAS Extension of“ce will host a Basics of: Backyard ChickensŽ workshop from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 4509 George Blvd. in Sebring. Registration fee is $10. To register, call 863-402-6540 or go online to eventbrite. com/e/backyard-chickens-tickets-45862633371. Speakeasy Soiree on tapSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will have its 2018 Speakeasy Soiree from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring. Tickets cost $75 each or are $100 per couple. Dress is 1920s costumes, and fancy attire strongly encouraged. Live Golden EraŽ band, back roomŽ gaming, dancing, raf”es and more. Reservations are required. For reservations or information, contact NU-HOPE at 863-3822134 or SpeakeasySoiree@ Republican women to meetSEBRING The Highlands Republican Womens 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-a-lawyer 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, raf”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 Dennys. 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.Placid Lakes Country Club GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Heartland Open to amateurs with a valid handicap. Ladies & Mens Divisions. Pro Am Points. 50% of the field will advance to Championship tournament. 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Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.comCornelia L. BraswellCornelia Lester Braswell, 70, passed away July 5, 2018, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of J.C. and Dot Braswell, of Alachua, Florida, who predeceased her. She was a retired Special Education teacher and had resided in Sebring, Florida, for many years. She was survived by her sister, Keith Braswell Hall (Michael); and her nieces, Lauren Williamson of Albany, Georgia, Jennifer Collins of Camilla, Georgia, Alyx Hall of Albany, Georgia, Diana Braunbeck of Charleston, South Carolina, Betsy Urick of Albany, Georgia and Monica Hall of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Contributions can be made to the Highlands County Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at Wilhelm and Axel Peterson were sons of Swedish immigrants Axel Walgren and Thyra Bengston Peterson who came to the United States in the early 1900s and to Sebring in 1925 and owned and operated the Circle Cafeteria Restaurant on the Circle in downtown Sebring. In a sense I am an expert on eating out since I never had a homecooked meal in Sebring from 1925 to 1933,Ž wrote Axel Peterson. I could run in and eat at any time I wanted to. I thought this was great.Ž In another sense I am not an expert since I never ate at the Tasty Toast Sandwich Shop or the Nan-ces-o-wee (Hotel) or the Santa Rosa (Hotel) or Ryalls Boarding House downtown Sebring. You see, at every meal I had a choice of ten desserts, “ve salads, four vegetables and three meats. Also I had plenty of company but they werent my age. Many retired people ate at our place seven days a week. Others would eat only on Sunday. Sunday was always a huge day because the locals would come to enjoy the best chicken and dumplins ever. As soon as church was over the crowds came. We had a large business with people who were passing through downtown Sebring. We had a sign north of town advertising our restaurant. Many of our returning customers would eat at our restaurant once a year as they were passing through on their way south. My father would remember them and always greet them since he never forgot a face. I believe some travelers planned their trip so that they could get to our place at meal time.Ž (There was no Highway 27 at that time. Motorists had to wind through downtown Sebring as they headed south). I believe the most welcome person at our place was the Reverend Jimmy Day, the Baptist minister„and not just on Sunday. For him everything was free. Also free, were eats for those who knocked on the rear door but who had no money„ there were plenty of them during the hard times of the 1930s. During the boom times of the 1920s we had as many as 13 employees and the line of customers would extend out of the front door and around the First National Bank.Ž Ours was a mom and pop business. Neither of my parents missed a day from 1925 to 1937. Due to the Great Depression, my parents were forced to depart Sebring because the Circle Cafeteria was virtually bankrupt by 1937.Ž Axels brother, Wilhelm wrote I was 15 at the time and never really understood that we were in the middle of the Great Depression. Life was a struggle in many ways for almost everyone.Ž Wilhelm and Axels mother insisted that the brothers get jobs. So at the age of 11 or 12, I (Wilhelm) delivered the Sebring American and later took over Axels Tampa Morning Tribune paper route when he left to attend the University of Florida. Delivering the paper every early morning meant that we had to have the paper on the doorstep of every customer before they got up. That was a must. There was no air-conditioning and everyone had their windows wide open for a breath of fresh air and I could always smell and even hear the bacon frying in the pan. When all papers were delivered it was time for me to head to the Circle Cafeteria for a good breakfast prepared by my dad,Ž wrote Wilhelm. From: A Sebring Historical Society publication by Brothers Axel Harding Peterson and Willhelm H. Peterson-July 2010 and October 1995. Elaine Levey can be reached at emlevey@ out in Sebring in the 1920s and 1930s Elaine LeveyHISTORICALLY SPEAKING OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chips ahoy 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Ship, captain crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Bar poker 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Dart league 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring July birthday party 5 p.m. bring a dish to share. Happy hour 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid No Monday poker until October. $1.25 drafts all day. Ship, captain crew 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Euchre 1 p.m. Darts 7 p.m. Queen of hearts. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringMember bingo 2-4 p.m. Charity bingo games start 6 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Pizza and pitcher $11. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chips ahoy 4-6 p.m. Meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Bingo 1 p.m .Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Ship, capt, crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Bingo 12:30 p.m. Food. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Fish and shrimp 5-6:30 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Harley Archer 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Darts 6:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Texas holdem 1:30 p.m. Bar games 2:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCanasta 9 a.m. Tastee Tuesday hot turkey sandwich, salad. Queen of hearts. Music by Cowboy Jody 6-9 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Taco Tuesday. $2 margaritas. $6 beer pitchers. Ship, capt, crew 4 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Poker 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taco and full menu 5-7 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 6 p.m. Lora Patton 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Legion wings 4-6 p.m. Karaoke with KJ 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Draft beer $1 all day. Wild Card. Bar poker 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring TH 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Washers 1 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 3 p.m. Happy hour 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Poker 2 p.m. Ladies drinks BOGO 4 p.m. to closing. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Shuf”eboard 1 p.m. Texas holdem 7:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Steak by the ounce 5-7 p.m. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Family dinner. Meatloaf. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Queen of hearts 8 p.m. Megasoundz. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Poker 1 p.m. Chips ahoy 4 p.m. Create a pizza. Pool 6 p.m. Darts 6:45 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Happy hour all day. Sammys famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Thirsty Thursday all day. Ship, capt, crew 2-4 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Line dancing 6-8 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Bingo 1:30 p.m. Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bar poker 4 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Bingo 6 p.m. Card game 6:15 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Jackpot 6 p.m. Wings 3-6 happy hour. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Jackpot 8 p.m. Voodoo Kings. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Hills Association Bingo every Thursday 6 p.m. Doors open 4 p.m. Open to the public, Call 863-382-1554. FRIDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fish dinner, prime rib and full menu 5-7 p.m. Dan Patrick 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Sons dinner country fried steak 4-6 p.m. Karaoke by Jody 4-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Dennis & Wendy 7 p.m. till closing. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Washers 1 p.m. Food. Queen of hearts 7 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Best pizza in town 5-7 p.m. Double Trouble 5-8 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Post dinner chili and cornbread $5 at 5:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Texas holdem 7:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Fish or shrimp or steak dinner 5-7 p.m. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringAYCE “sh, fries, cole slaw $9.99. Dance only $3. Music by Cowboy Jody 6-9 p.m. Open to the public. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Kitchen 6-8 p.m. Karaoke by Dumpster Mike 7-10 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Texas holdem 2 p.m. Jay and Patty Rockers. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SATURDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Burgers 11:30 a.m. Chips ahoy 1 p.m. Texas Holdem 1:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Bar poker 4-6 p.m. 50/50 drawing 6:55 p.m. Queen of hearts. Drawing 7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. Karaoke by Jody 5-8 p.m. Food 5-6 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Bar poker 4 p.m. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Breakfast 8-11 a.m. $8 AYCE. Crockpot surprise 4 p.m. for $3. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Omaha 1:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCall 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Bike night 4 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid Baby back ribs. George Durham. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring Call 863-655-4007. SUNDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid Cafe 2-7 p.m. Chips ahoy 3-5 p.m. Dennis & Wendy 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park Euchre 1:30 p.m. Left, right and center 3 p.m. Food available. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring Sports package all day. NASCAR race. Grub-O 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring Pool tournament 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring Karaoke with Megasoundz 5-8 p.m. Kitchen closed. Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid Poker 1:30 p.m. Food available during poker check at Post. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid Texas holdem 1:30 p.m. bar games 2:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in SebringCharity bingo games start 6 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park Lee James 3-7 p.m. Shrimp cocktail. Call 863-452-0579. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comANOTHER VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Cli Yeazel Advertising Director Rob Kearly Circulation Director Donna Scherlacher Digital Media/Production Manager JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. In a recent ruling, a circuit court judge effectively advised the Florida Legislature that it cannot implement a constitutional amendment any way that its members see “t. Good for the judge. Good for Floridians „ in this case, the overwhelming majority of voters who in 2014 supported Amendment 1, which was simply titled Water and Land Conservation „ Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands.Ž Environmental groups challenged the Legislatures implementation of the amendment, which was endorsed by 75 percent (4.2 million) of those who voted on the measure. Amendment 1 was approved by 78 percent of voters in Sarasota County and 76 percent in Manatee County. In other words, the water and land conservation amendment won in a landslide. The amendment had several key requirements, and was proposed and adopted because the Legislature and governor failed to perform two vital tasks: € Allocate suf“cient revenue to satisfy a portion of the Florida Constitution that states: It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law ... for the conservation and protection of natural resources.Ž € Meet the terms and intent of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. Florida and its taxpayers made substantial investments in acquisition and preservation until 2009, when the state drastically reduced or eliminated funding of the premier program for acquisition „ Florida Forever. The Great Recession did force the Legislature to prioritize spending, and the revenues for the acquisition fund „ from documentary stamps on real estate transactions „ plummeted. But after the recession, conservation funding still lagged while revenues rose. Amendment 1 had two main requirements: € The state would allocate 33 percent of net revenues from the so-called doc stamps to water and land conservation. € The revenues would be used to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; “sh and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites.Ž The plaintiffs made a compelling case that the Legislature had not ful“lled the terms of the amendment. They cited a laundry list of expenses that, we suspect, few Floridians who voted for Amendment 1 would view as consistent with the amendments language and their intent. For instance, the lawsuit cited the use of funds for vehicles, of“ce personnel and other expenditures that should be covered by the general fund. Circuit Judge Charles Dodson, based in Leon County (home to Tallahassee, the state capital), clearly agreed with the plaintiffs arguments. He noted that proposed amendments to the state constitution are reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court for, among other things, clarity. An appeal is likely, unfortunately. Perhaps Dodsons ruling will be reversed. But this much is clear for now: At least one judge agreed that the implementation of Amendment One was mishandled, a view likely consistent with that of the 4.2 million Floridians who voted in favor of the measure. An editorial from the Sarasota Herald Tribune.Judge makes a bold standSure, youre long-accustomed to schlepping through crowded lines at fast-food chains (a.k.a. your friendly neighborhood hospice care center for condiment dispensersŽ) and have grudgingly accepted self-check-out lanes in major retailers (from the Nobel Prizeworthy humanitarians who convinced you that 15 ounces is so much more convenient than 16 ouncesŽ); but are you ready for a decline in service at fancier restaurants? As a keen observer of social trends (and a keen observer of which slowpokes I can wiggle ahead of in an all-youcan-eat buffet line), I couldnt resist reading the New York Times article headlined San Francisco Restaurants Cant Afford Waiters. So Theyre Putting Diners to Work.Ž Yes, rising commercial rents, escalating labor costs and prohibitively expensive housing (Good help is hard to “nd „ unless you know somebody who knows somebody whos living in a van down by the riverŽ) have left many upscale restaurants in San Francisco (and other trendy cities) turning service responsibilities over to the formerly pampered customers. The cuisine, decor and wine lists may remain impeccable; but diners are expected to fetch their own silverware, pour their own drink re“lls, clean up their own tables and write their own racist/sexist/ fat-shaming slurs on the check. (Honey, how do you spell that thing the angry trucker called me last week? Seems like the sort of thing our hypothetical waiter would call me behind my back. Hmph! See if he gets more than a 15 percent tip!Ž) I doubt the lowered expectations can remain con“ned to just a handful of cities. The New Normal may be coming to your town soon. Instead of banners breezily cajoling, Try the new appetizers,Ž get ready for banners brusquely declaring, Try abandoning hope, all ye who enter here.Ž Dont feel unappreciated. If they werent so short-handed, the managers would surely tell you, Thank you for splurging and dining at a sit-down restaurant. Speaking of sitting down, you might want to assemble this package from IKEA...Ž This trend probably puts your great-aunt Gertie into a tizzy, albeit one in”uenced by rose-colored glasses. (Sure, having someone pump your gas was a given in the Good Old Days. But I can remember when laundry day meant the milkman and Rock Hudson would “ght for the chance to fold your towels!Ž) If anyone actually deigns to greet you at the door, it will probably be with Party of six? Good! You can outnumber and intimidate the vegetable vendor out back and get us a better deal on kale.Ž So far, the cutbacks arent affecting the kitchen; but conditions can change in a hurry. If you manage to snag one of the lonesome servers zigzagging through the establishment, you might hear the admonishment, No, no „ the candle isnt for romantic effect. Youll, uh, need to wave your steak over it for 20 or 30 minutes while making chitchat.Ž Or perhaps Yes, we promised 12 courses: soup, salad, entree, dessert, a course on exterminating rodents, a course on exterminating cockroaches...Ž Lets just hope simple cost-cutting doesnt crossbreed with other causes. Sure, you can see a childrens menu, assuming you print it yourself and plant a tree in a sustainable forest to make up for the paper. And well need to see documentation of sterilization, so you dont bring any more charming rugrats into existence. Hey, thats a nasty thing to text to Yelp and the Nobel committee...Ž Danny Tyree welcomes email responses at and visits to his Facebook fan page Tyrees Tyrades. Ž Self-Service: Where does it go from here? Danny TyreeTYRADES! Ive always been pretty headstrong. I moved out of my parents home when I was barely 18, determined to prove to my parents that I could make it on my own. Just about three years later and after a few roommates and a few different apartments/ef“ciencies, I bought my “rst house. It wasnt perfect. It had been abused by the couple who lived there previously, but with my parents help, we made it livable. It was the perfect little place for me. One of the things that I decided to tackle in that “rst little house was the dishwasher that wasnt working. We tried and tried to “gure out what the problem was, but gave up. Then one day, out of boredom, I decided to tear the front panel off of the dishwasher and I found the culprit ... a little mouse had gotten wedged up in the gears and had died. I pulled the mouse out and tried the dishwasher. Wala! Problem solved, but ... I couldnt “gure out how to get the panel back on. My dad comes to the rescue and the dishwasher is put back together and works just like new. There were more of those special little projects where I would tear something apart to “x it but would “nally have to call my dad over to help me put it all back together. He “nally told me to stop tearing things apart, but I knew he was joking. Ive always liked being around when Daddy was working on something or building something. Hed mention a tool he needed and Id head to the tool box to get it for him. I have tried to learn as much as I can from my dad while watching him put my projects back together. I had hoped that time was this past weekend when my son and I decided to replace the kitchen faucet. We tried. We really did, but we ended up having to call dad for his genius help. Despite the fact that we were moving in the right direction, the hardware holding the faucet in place was so rusted that my son couldnt even see how to get it off. Dad came to the rescue and gave guidance to help make sure everything was disconnected and the two of them “nally decided the only thing that could be done was to remove the sink altogether. Once outside with it, they were able to get the old faucet off and the new one on. From there, the project was a cinch. At least from my standpoint. I was mostly just watching. As always, Dad came over and helped without grumbling about it. The patience he showed me when I was younger is still there as he guides my son, who can sometimes be quite impatient. Its harder for Dad to help with my projects, especially when they require getting down on the ”oor. But who am I to talk. My knees dont let me get down on the ”oor very easily, nor up off the ”oor either. Having my son and my dad there to help me with the project this weekend was quite meaningful for more than one reason. Ill take all of those opportunities I can get, even if the project is nothing big. Hopefully my son will learn some of the same lessons Ive learned through the years. Ill be the “rst one to tell you that there are many lessons that still need to be learned by both of us. I keep thinking one of these days Ill manage to do something without needing Daddys help, but I dont think it will be nearly as much fun that way. Romona Washington is executive editor of the Highlands News-Sun. She can be reached by email at romona.washington@ another of lifes lessonsAt RandomROMONA WASHINGTON


Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. WEST PALM BEACH (AP) „ From the frothy assault of the Atlantic Ocean to the placid trespass of the Lake Worth Lagoon, sea level rise is a mounting concern for South Florida property buyers who are turning to science, and private companies, for guidance. The 3-year-old startup Coastal Risk Consultants was co-founded by the former director of Florida Atlantic Universitys Center for Environmental Studies, and has amassed an advisory board of respected atmosphere experts from the University of Miami, Pennsylvania State University and Florida International University. Jupiter, a Silicon Valley “rm launched this year by entrepreneur Rich Sorkin to analyze the effects of climate change on individual properties, includes a Nobel Prize winner, a former leader at the National Science Foundation, and Todd Stern, the chief negotiator for the U.S. on the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The companies see a market in sea level rise consultation, but also other climate change-related challenges that traditional property inspectors and building codes dont consider „ hurricane storm surge, ”ooding rains and extreme temperature changes. When seas could rise 10 inches by 2030 and up to 26 inches by 2060 above 1992 levels, the basis of inquiries is often whether buying a beach house will be an asset or liability to future generations. I just think as a practical matter, this is something people should do,Ž said homebuyer Kevin Kennedy, who ordered four reports from Coastal Risk Consulting on Palm Beach County properties along the Intracoastal and on the ocean. The results discouraged me from purchasing two of them.Ž Kennedy said he was surprised to learn the Intracoastal homes were more vulnerable to sea level rise than a condominium he liked on the ocean. My instinct was absolutely wrong,Ž he said. I started looking at properties on the ocean and I and got the same report done. Believe it or not, the prognosis was dramatically better.Ž He bought the oceanfront condo. Coastal Risk Consultants, which raised $2 million to develop software to evaluate individual parcels for ”ooding, is on the cusp of pro“tability, said President Albert Slap. The Plantation-based “rm has counseled myriad interests from individual home buyers to well-heeled island developers and entire towns. Property “xes can be as simple as self-in”ating barriers available at home improvement stores to pricey permanent blockades against rising tides. Something like raising your crawl space vents could buy you another 15 years,Ž said Brian McNoldy, a senior research assistant at the University of Miamis Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science, who is an unpaid advisor to Coastal Risk Consultants. They try to give clients an idea of possible “xes, high-priority items, and recognize people dont have an endless supply of money.Ž Although some have more wherewithal than others. The solution for one coastal homeowner was an elevated, curved sea wall hidden in landscaping that she insisted not obstruct the view from her in“nity-edge pool. Theres no one size “ts all,Ž Slap said. What one home needs may be very different than what the house right next door needs.Ž Home buyers trying to do their own research can “nd it confusing. FEMA ”ood maps are based on historical data and dont consider sea level rise. Online tools from federal and private groups can paint a wide swath, but not combine multiple event models for individual properties. Fine tuning the details to focus on single parcels will be one of the nascent industrys challenges, said Jayantha Obeysekera, director of Florida International Universitys Sea Level Solutions Center. I think its a viable business, but the key is to get to the scale needed to give residents the right assistance,Ž Obeysekera said. To do that, they need some fairly sophisticated tools.Ž On June 18, the Union for Concerned Scientists released a sea level rise report targeting properties that could see increased tidal ”ooding under the worse-case scenario presented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What it found was 2,400 Palm Beach County homes could face a months worth of tidal ”ooding each year by 2045. That balloons to 60,026 properties worth a staggering $36.2 billion in todays dollars by 2100. Statewide, about 64,000 homes are at risk of chronic ”ooding by 2045. The report de“nes chronic ”ooding as an average of 26 ”ood events or more per year, even in the absence of major storms. By 2100, that report says 1 million Florida homes will be at risk. Thats about 10 percent of the states current residential properties and 40 percent of the homes at risk nationally. Florida Climatologist David Zierden emphasizes the report is the most dire forecast, seven times higher than the global rate of sea level rise of 3 mm per year. Still, the Southeast Florida Regional Compact on Climate Change says South Floridas sea level rise could be faster than the global rate because of changes in the Gulf Stream current. The compact is projecting 6 to 10 inches of sea level rise by 2030 and 14 to 26 inches by 2060 (above the 1992 mean sea level). In the long term, the compact projects 31 to 61 inches of sea level rise by 2100, and cautions that long-term construction projects with lifespans of 50 or more years should be built based on the upper curve of predictions. We just think the prudent thing to do is build to higher elevations,Ž said Cody Crowell, managing director for the Palm Beach-based Frisbie Group, which is a client of Coastal Risk Consulting. Some of the buildings we spend a lot of time, money and energy working on, we hope will be around for the next 100 years.Ž But building to a higher elevation means taller buildings, which doesnt always sit well with neighbors or planning boards. South Florida cities have spent tens of millions of dollars in planning and construction efforts to keep the sea at bay. Miami Beachs ambitious plan to raise roads, install pumps and redo water mains gained international attention for its bullish approach to combat ”ooding tides. But just last month, a community slated for the next elevated road project had the plan sacked. Some neighbors told Miami Beach commissioners they didnt need the modi“cation and were concerned about whether water from a higher road would ”ood their homes. Were seeing very, very different approaches from just ignoring it and thinking maybe it will go away to some places that are being very proactive wanting to confront it,Ž said David Titley, a meteorology professor at Pennsylvania State University and an unpaid advisor for Coastal. We have big challenges as a nation, but they can be addressed.Ž Coastal Risk Consultants charges $199 for a basic assessment of a single-family home. A commercial building costs $499. From that initial report, clients can choose to go more in depth for higher fees. This week, Coastal Senior Staff Scientist Hilary Stevens visited the former Charleys Crab restaurant on Palm Beach that was bought in April by the Frisbie Group. Crowell said the company wants to put “ve homes on the oceanfront land and is working with Coastal on a detailed review. The demand is so powerful to be on the water,Ž Stevens said looking out to an Atlantic the color of jade and turquoise. But this is a classic situation where when this area was designed it was not built to handle what we are likely to see 30, 40, 50 years from now.ŽCompany hopes to capitalize on rising sea levels in FloridaBy KIMBERLY MILLERPALM BEACH POST


A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 LAKELAND„ Former NFL player and Teneroc High School football head coach Laroni Gallishaw was arrested by the Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce Friday night in Lakeland in connection with drug possession and other charges, authorities said. Gallishaw was a standout running back for the Lakeland Dreadnaughts Football 1999 State Champions. He played college football at Louisville and Murray State, and played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings in 2005. He was named head coach for Tenerocs football program in July 2017, a Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce news release added. The stop was conducted at about 11:40 p.m. when a deputy noticed Gallishaws blue Dodge Charger driving with an expired tag on Memorial Boulevard near Chestnut Road in Lakeland. The Charger pulled into a Chevron gas station at the intersection. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he could see Gallishaw, the lone occupant of the car, trying to hide something between the drivers seat and center console, Polk County deputies said. The deputy obtained permission from Gallishaw to search the car, and immediately discovered a razor blade with a small amount of cocaine in a cup holder. At that time, Gallishaw was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail, the news release added. At the jail, while waiting to be booked-in, a deputy noticed Gallishaw reaching into his underwear, then attempt to hide something in the seat next to him. A deputy entered the holding cell, and found what was determined to be a rock of cocaine, and a small amount of marijuana, authorities added. Im a football fan and I have watched Gallishaw play since he was at Lakeland High School. He was a great athlete and a good role model. His arrest is disappointing to me, to the kids who looked up to him, and to the community. Drugs ruin otherwise good people, and creates horrible circumstances for their families,Ž said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Every employee of Polk County Public Schools is held to a higher standard because we all serve as role models for our children. The charges brought against Mr. Gallishaw are completely against our school districts values and are totally unacceptable. This type of behavior will not be tolerated, and I have instructed my HR staff to immediately begin the process of terminating Mr. Gallishaws employment,Ž said schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd Gallishaw was charged with possession of cocaine, introduction of contraband into the jail, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.Teneroc High football head coach arrested on drug chargesSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN STATE BRIEFSPolice: Driver caused crash that killed puppyTAMPA (AP) „ Police in Florida say a heartbroken driver intentionally crashed his vehicle, causing a “ve-car pileup that injured two people and killed a puppy. In an email, Tampa Police Lt. Ricardo Ubinas said the driver was despondent over a recent breakupŽ and intentionally veered into a concrete median early Saturday. Five other vehicles then collided with his car in a chain-reaction crash. Ubinas said two people in the other vehicles were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. A 2-month-old puppy riding as a passenger in one of the other vehicles died in the crash. Ubinas said police took the despondent driver to a hospital for a mental health examination under the Baker Act. The drivers name was not released. It was not immediately clear whether charges were pending.Man loses part of hand in fireworks accidentLAUDERHILL (AP) „ Of“cials say a Florida man lost part of his hand in a July 4th “reworks accident. Lauderhill Fire-Rescue posted on Twitter that the incident happened Wednesday night. They said the injury resulted in a partial amputationŽ of the mans hand. The mans name or condition hasnt been released. No further details were immediately available.All Hernando County students to get free lunchesBROOKSVILLE (AP) „ Thanks to Hurricane Irma, all students in one Florida school system will qualify for free breakfast and lunch through 2022. The Tampa Bay Times reports the federal Community Eligibility Provision program that offers meal assistance in low-income areas covered 17 of Hernando Countys 25 schools last year. But because the area was deemed a disaster area after the 2017 storm, all schools there will now qualify for the free program. And thats regardless of students individual economic needs. School district food and nutrition services director Lori Drenth says after Irma the countys households quali“ed for the a short-term assistance program. Those enrollment numbers led to a spike in the percentage of students getting free meals. She said the arti“cially highŽ count allowed the district to offer free meals to everyone.Nearly 70 animals moved from Panhandle propertyVERNON (AP) „ An animal shelter is caring for nearly 70 animals removed from a property in Floridas Panhandle. In a Northwest Florida Daily News report Alaqua Animal Refuge founder Laurie Hood said the 35 dogs, 15 cats, 10 horses, six parrots and a goat were removed Friday from the Vernon home and small buildings on the property. Hood said the elderly homeowner surrendered the animals to authorities after struggling to care for them over the last year. Neighbors had complained about the noise and smell coming from the womans property. None of the animals was ready for adoption. Most had been spayed or neutered but still needed to be treated by veterinarians for malnourishment, stress and other ailments.Man joins elite aviation club of octogenarian pilotsSAND HILLS (AP) „ A Florida man is the newest member of an elite aviation club: the United Flying Octogenarians. According to a Panama City News Herald report only about 1,500 pilots nationwide have registered as ”ying after the age of 80. On Saturday, Dick McFadden joined the club with a birthday ”ight over Sand Hills in his 1950 Novian Super B model airplane. McFadden said he was in denial about his eligibility status, adding that he doesnt feel 80 years old. McFadden started ”ying 40 years ago. He said he plans to continue ”ying as long as he can pass the physical requirements. Membership in the United Flying Octogenarians is open to anyone who piloted a “xed or rotary wing, glider, sport or balloon aircraft on or after their 80th birthday. Email Your News Tips To: DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? 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 Great Magnitude! 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Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 LOCAL SPORTSDressel, Wilson named SEC Athletes of YearFlorida swimmer Caeleb Dressel and South Carolina basketball athlete Aja Wilson have been named the 2017-2018 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male and Female Athletes of the Year by a vote of the leagues athletics directors, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Saturday. It takes a high level of discipline in life and a strong commitment to your sport to consistently perform at Ajas level on the court and achieve at Caelebs level in the pool,Ž said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. We are proud to honor these student-athletes who not only excelled in the SEC, but were also recognized as the best in their sport across the country. They are great examples of what it means to be a student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference.Ž Dressel, the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Swimmer of the Year, had one of the most accomplished NCAA Championships in history, earning four titles in four days (50 free, 100 free, 100 ”y, 200 FR). Those titles brought his career total to 10 NCAA titles, passing Ryan Lochte (7) for the most National Championships all-time for the Florida men. Dressels time of 17.63 in the 50 free at NCAAs is an American, NCAA, US Open, UF and pool record and he is the “rst human to have ever broke 18 seconds in the event „ he did so twice on the same day at the NCAA Championships. He became the “rst man in history to sweep the By SEC SPORTS MEDIA TIM CASEY/GATOR ATHLETICS PHOTOUniversity of Florida swimmer Caeleb Dressel. ATHLETES | 10 Marcelli wins on home soilIt was a Canadian driver in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge that crossed the “nish line “rst in Saturdays Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 120. Kyle Marcelli, who hails from Barrie, Ontario, piloted the No. 60 KohR Motorsports / Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 to its third win of its season in the Grand Sport (GS) class with co-driver Nate Stacy. Stacy … in just his seventh series start … quali“ed the car in “fth place and the team overcame a hitch in their strategy during a mid-race caution to hold on for the win. My stint was quite stressful,Ž said Marcelli. It was a miscommunication on the radio. When we got the full-course caution I was behind the safety car in Turn 8 and Dean Martin, our crew chief, asked me my opinion on if we should take fuel only. I was giving my answer through Turn 9 and as I released the radio button, he was yelling Pit, pit, pit and I already missed the pit entry. I was kicking myself in the butt after that, and it just became a fuel conservation race for us. I just went to the fuel used page on the dash and called in the number every lap. We were basically using the gearbox to slow the car down. It paid off, we ended up saving about two and a half laps of fuel and I was able to win.Ž The No. 60 Ford wound up running out of fuel on its way to the podium after the race. After entering the weekend third place in the GS championship standings, the victory SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALLEN MOODY/STAFFThe No. 80 AWA Ford Mustang GT4 placed second in the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120.MARCELLI | 10 The Spring Lake Mens League sponsored a two day Pick Your Partner competition on July 3 and July 5. On Tuesday, Day 1, the league played one best ball on the front and a ccramble on the back nine of the Panther Creek golf course. On Thursday, Day 2, they played alternate shot on the front and total net score on the back nine of the Cougar Trail golf course. There were four teams in A Flight and four teams in B Flight. There was a tie for “rst place in A Flight „ at 166 net strokes „ between Gary Behrendt and Tom Bates and the team of Fred Brune and Rich Strawn. Steve Gorham and resort owner Edd Vowels were one stroke back at 167 strokes. The B Flight winners also scored 166 net strokes; Will David and Leon Van scored the same 65 on Panther and 101 on Cougar that Mr. Brune and Mr. Strawn did. Bob Rider and Jay Payne scored 173 to come in second place. We are proud of our Ladies Interclub Team; they came in third in Mondays competition at River Greens. Also, relating to the Heartland Golf Championship “rst round held Saturday, June 30 at Spring Lake, kudos to Gary Behrendt and Kay Gorham „ winners of the “rst round of qualifying of this championship to be held on Sept. 15 at a golf course yet to be named.Dr. Tom McDonald Caladium 5K coming upLAKE PLACID „ Those who are interested in running or walking the annual Dr. Tom McDonald Caladium 5K race on Saturday, July 28, at 7 a.m., can pick up registration forms in the church of“ce of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid or on the church website at fpclp. com. The entry fee for the race is $20 through Friday, July 20 and $30 from July 22nd to race day. The race is sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association and will bene“t The Samaritans Touch Care Center. If you would like to volunteer to help with the race Saturday morning, please call the church at 465-2742.Summer youth weekly tennis camps offeredSEBRING „ The Highlands County Tennis Association presents weekly summer tennis camps at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring. The camps are for youngsters ages 6-18 and are run by USPTA professional Horace Watkis. The camps run Monday through Friday each week from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $100 per child. Beginners as well as advanced players are welcome to come out and improve their game as well get some great exercise on the clay courts at the Thakkar Tennis Center. For more information, contact Watkis at 863414-2164 or 863-386-4282. Spring Lake golfers in actionBY JIM FOOTESPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN With regular co-driver Eric Curran busy working his day job „ as a driver for the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship „ William Hubbells Hubbell Racing team had a pretty good ace up their sleeve in the form of Alex Popow. Popow, a 2012 class winner in the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Hubbell co-drove the familiar black and gold No. 230 Daytona Prototype to victory in Saturdays FARA Sebring 300, a three-hour enduro and the feature event of the day. The No. 230 car completed 68 laps with a best time of 2:00.379, which was three more laps than the No. 28 Porsche, which claimed the MP-1b class ahead of its sister No. 19 car. The No. 5 Ginetta, driven by Esio Vichiese and Adolpho Rossi captured the MP-2a class, while the No. 691 Porsche captured the MP-1a class and was fifth overall after completing 62 laps. Other class winners were Christian Morzan in the No. 27 car (MP-4a), Steve Schoelhorn and John Thompson in the No. 323 BMW (MP-3a) and Edgar Rodriguez in the No. 17 car. (MP-3b). Dan Hardee and David Tuaty captured the Porsche Challenge race in the No. 69 Porsche, finishing more than 20 seconds in front of Michael Minnella in the No. 124 car. The double-points spring race was more of the same, with Hubbell and Popow taking the checkered flag and the No. 124 Porsche was second. The final three races of the FARA season will take place at HomesteadMiami, which is where the series is based, but an annual visit to Sebring is something the drivers want, as a chance to race around the famed 3.74mile course is a bucket-list item for many drivers. The Homestead 300 takes place Sunday, Aug. 26 and cars will run the 2.23-mile road course, which excludes NASCAR Turns 3 and 4. The next big event at Sebring International Hubbell Racing wins Sebring 300HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SPORTS STAFF JAMES STRICKLIN PHOTOAlex Popow drives the No. 230 Hubbell Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. The No. 5 Ginetta races at Sebring on Saturday as part of FARAs Sebring 300.HUBBELL | 10


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 Raceway will be Sept. 21 and 22 when ChumpCar returns for its 14-hour enduro, while the drag racing season will resume on Sept. 27. The Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore, a new IMSA-sanctioned event is still slated for early November and little is known, except the event will feature LMP3 cars, as well as GT3 and GT4 models. The feature race is expected to be a fourhour affair.HUBBELLFROM PAGE 9 JAMES STRICKLIN PHOTOThe No. 28 Porsche races at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. 50 free and the 14th man to sweep any event during their four-year college career. He also became the “rst human to break 40 seconds in the 100 free, posting a time of 39.90 to earn his third NCAA title in the event. Dressel also won his second national title in the 100 ”y, breaking the American, NCAA, US Open, UF and pool records with his mark of 42.80. In all, he earned seven All-America honors (50 free, 100 free, 100 ”y, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR), bringing the total to 28 over his four years as a Gator, the most that can be earned by any swimmer over the course of a career. The Green Cove Springs native earned his third-straight SEC Male Swimmer of the Year and Male Swimmer of the Meet award for his performance at the SEC Championships this season. He took home six SEC titles (100 free, 100 breast, 200 IM, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR) and the Commissioners Trophy after being the highest scoring man at the meet. Dressel “nished his career with 10 individual SEC titles, the most in UF program history on the mens side, helping the Gators to their sixth-straight SEC Championship. Leading the Gamecocks to the NCAA Elite Eight for the third time in her four seasons, Wilson closed her college career as the most decorated womens basketball player in South Carolina history and etched her name in the SEC history books as well. The Gamecocks “rst four-time All-American, including three seasons as a “rst-team selection, and four-time First-Team All-SEC choice, she is also the “rst three-time SEC Player of the Year in conference history. The Hopkins, S.C., native is the Gamecocks all-time leading scorer (2,389) and just the second player in program history to “nish with at least 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career. In addition to leading the Gamecocks to the 2017 NCAA Championship, Wilson was undefeated in her four SEC Tournaments as South Carolina became the “rst program to win four consecutive titles at the event. She holds 86 South Carolina records, including career points and blocked shots (363) and ranks in the programs top “ve a total of 166 times. The unanimous National Player of the Year was the “rst overall pick in 2018 WNBA Draft, becoming the Gamecocks “rst WNBA top pick and just the third Gamecock of any sport to be the “rst pick in his/her sports professional draft, joining Jadeveon Clowney (2014) and George Rogers (1981), who were No. 1 picks in the NFL Draft. The other male nominees were: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (football); Kenzo Cotton, Arkansas (track & “eld); Casey Mize, Auburn (baseball); Roquan Smith, Georgia (football); Tim Duckworth, Kentucky (track & “eld); Devin White, LSU (football); Robert Domanic, Ole Miss (track & “eld); Nuno Borges, Mississippi State (tennis); Drew Lock, Missouri (football); Akram Mahmoud, South Carolina (swimming); Zhipeng (Colin) Zeng, Tennessee (diving); Tyler Davis, Texas A&M (basketball); Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt (golf). The other female nominees were: Lauren Stephenson, Alabama (golf); Maria Fassi, Arkansas (golf); Taylor St. Jacques, Auburn (equestrian); Rhamat Alhassan, Florida (volleyball); Keturah Orji, Georgia (track & “eld); Olivia Gruver, Kentucky (track & “eld); Aleia Hobbs, LSU (track & “eld); Arianne Hartono, Ole Miss (tennis); Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State (basketball); Karissa Schweizer, Missouri (track & “eld); Erika Brown, Tennessee (swimming); Sydney Pickrem, Texas A&M (swimming); Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt (tennis). The SEC Athletes of the Year Awards were “rst presented in 1976 for men and 1984 for women. The award was renamed the Roy F. Kramer Athletes of the Year in 2004 to honor the former Commissioner who served the conference from 1990-2002.ATHLETESFROM PAGE 9 COURTESY PHOTOAja Wilson trading card. jumps Marcelli and Stacy into the points lead as the 2018 Continental Tire Challenge season is halfway complete. No. 28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 co-drivers Dillon Machavern and Spencer Pumpelly held the points lead since their class win in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in January, but a pit-lane penalty and subsequent mechanical issues in Saturdays race dropped them to a 17th-place “nish and third in the points. Holding second in the championship standings … seven points behind Marcelli and Stacy … is the No. 82 BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4 and co-drivers James Clay and Tyler Cooke, who “nished eighth in class on Saturday. After scoring the pole position one week ago at Watkins Glen International and suffering damage in a mid-race incident that took the car out of contention for the win, the No. 80 AWA Ford Mustang GT4 of Martin Barkey and Brett Sandberg got redemption at CTMP with a runner-up “nish, their best performance of the season. Preventing a Ford Mustang podium sweep was the No. 33 Winward Racing / HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Russell Ward and Damien Faulkner. The duo delivered MercedesAMGs “rst podium result in the series after coming out on top of a hard-fought battle in the “nal minutes with Trent Hindman in the No. 7 VOLT Racing Ford Mustang GT4. Hindman and co-driver Alan Brynjolfsson “nished fourth. Another Canadian entry in the Continental Tire Challenge “eld on Saturday afternoon also delivered in front of its home crowd, as Torontobased Compass Racing dominated the TCR class for its “fth victory of the season. 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CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDE SECTION B Monday, July 9, 2018 Dear PharmacistSUZY COHEN Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then its pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just dont remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientists and he woke up from a dream when he was 23 wondering if there was a way to download the webŽ and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google! Pages net worth according to Forbes is $52 billion. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why cant you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams arent that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, dont you? This is because your brain “nds it more essentialŽ to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if youd like a longer version of this article, its at my website. €If you lost sight later in life, you can like still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. €With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved, including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep. €If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. €Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. €Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has well-documented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. €If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. €Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, ”ying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. €Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. €Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. €Antidepressants such as ”uoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. €Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www.suzycohen. com. This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.Amazing facts about nightmares, dreaming Taking a cool, refreshing dip in a lake or swimming pool is one of summers enjoyments and sometimes a necessary escape from the sti”ing heat. But two recent federal health studies found that some waters is better than others, at least when it comes to avoiding waterborne illnesses. Of 633 outbreaks nationwide caused by bacteria, viruses or other things ”oating around, nearly 80 percent of them were traced to water that was treated with chlorine or other chemicals in swimming pools, hot tubs or wading pools. Most illnesses cause intestinal problems and diarrhea. The studies, which tracked outbreaks from 2000 through 2014, found 493 outbreaks where 27,219 people were sickened and eight died from pathogens in recreational water treated with chemicals. The “gures do not include sicknesses linked to private pools or cases where just one person got ill. By comparison, there were just 140 outbreaks linked to lakes, rivers or swimming holes, with 4,958 people falling ill and two deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People have a false sense of security when they go to a swimming pool,Ž said Trisha Robinson, an epidemiol-ogist supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Health. There is this sense that chlorine kills everything. That is not the case.Ž In Minnesota, there were 51 reported recreational-water disease outbreaks over the past 10 years. Only nine were from pathogens in lakes or rivers. Still, compared with foodborne disease outbreaks, which recently have been linked to tainted lettuce, pre-cut melon, raw veggie plates, cereal, eggs and restaurant workers who dont wash their hands, the risk of getting a Pools vs. lakesBy GLENN HOWATTSTAR TRIBUNE (MINNEAPOLIS) (TNS) Studies: Swimming pools, hot tubs more likely than lakes to make you sickFILE PHOTO It appears that lake water has fewer dangers of waterbone illnesses. Of 633 outbreaks nationwide caused by bacteria, viruses o r other things oating around, nearly 80 percent of them were traced to water that was treated with chlorine or other chemicals in swimming po ols, hot tubs or wading pools, two studies show.SHUTTERSTOCK FILE PHOTO Of 633 outbreaks nationwide caused by bacteria, viruses or other things oating around, nearly 80 percent of them were traced to water that was treated with chlorine or other chemicals in swimming pools, hot tubs or wading pools, two studies show. FILE PHOTOIn this July 2017 le photo, Katie Scott paddleboards through the rain with ease during Kids Day at the Lake. It appears that lake water has fewer dangers of waterbone illnesses. LAKE | 7 Medical tests save lives. Discovering diseases before they become more serious can mean the difference between life and death. But many Americans say they dont have time to see a doctor, live too far from a medical facility or are so uncomfortable with examinations that they avoid tests altogether. These challenges have created a demand for home-based medical tests. The market is exploding as businesses bet that consumers prefer the convenience and privacy of home testing. According to industry sales estimates, a major category„genetic health tests sold directly to consumers (DTC) „ amounted to $99 million globally in 2017, with an annual average growth rate of 25.6 percent. Most tests can be purchased online or at a pharmacy. A few require a doctors prescription, but all are administered by the patient at home. In addition to genetic tests that identify health risks, some detect or monitor existing conditions, like high blood sugar and cholesterol, colon cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections. Tests vary in price; some are covered by insurance. SURPRISING DISCOVERIES After learning in 2008 that she was conceived with a sperm donor, Ann Melinger of New York City realized she didnt know half of her medical history. It raised a lot of questions about my genetic makeup,Ž she says. Five years later, when Melinger heard about 23andMe, a genetics testing company that offers do-it-yourself kits, she thought it would be an easy way to learn more about her biological dad and any potential health risks. 23andMe offers two kits that test a saliva sample to provide information about the users ancestry ($99) or both ancestry and some genetic health risks ($199). Samples are tested in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) lab, a designation that signi“es the lab meets federal quality standards. Melinger received her test results a few weeks after submitting her sample. What to know about home health tests before trying themCHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR/ SIPA USA/ TNS23andMe, a genetics testing company, oers do-it-yourself kits. TESTS | 7


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 Unplug yourself: The many benefits of meditationWe live in a society where everything is always moving, changing and challenging us to maintain our sanity. We have to be up early and get ready for a day at work; there is getting the kids ready for school, making sure they get to baseball, football, volleyball, music lessons, dance lessons and the list goes on. You must make sure the laundry gets done, “gure out the plan for dinner. The kids need to have their baths, and you need to get ready for tomorrow. Then on top of that, you have to have your phone continually dinging, playing games, ringing and of course dont forget the computer time and maybe a little of the TV. It is a constant barrage of stimuli from the outside bombarding you onto the next thing you must get done. The human body is a unique system that can maintain homeostasis under the most severe conditions. Your body will speak to you and tell you what you need to know to maintain health and wellness if you listen.Ž The problem is that we dont hear and usually “nd out there is a problem when our body rebels and manifests a problem. We are much like an internet router. You have to unplug the router to clear all the junk that has built up to keep giving you optimal performance. We also need to unplug. We need to clear all of the junk out, quiet our spirits, mind, and soul and listen to what our divine has to say to us. A perfect way to do this is through meditation. Meditation has been around for thousands of years. It requires no membership, no monthly auto draft from your bank, you will not need your credit card, and you will not have to work it into your monthly budget. Even 5 minutes of meditation can refresh your spirit and well-being. I would start out with 5 minutes and work your way up to a minimum of 30 minutes daily. Physical, emotional and mental bene“ts of meditation Stress reduction Greater emotional balance Increased creative thinking Lower blood pressure Immunity boost Improved productivity Pain relief Increased happiness Improved concentration Improved heart health Spiritual bene“ts of meditation The primary bene“t of meditation is that it helps to create the balance between our inner world (the quiet, interior experience) and our busy, noisy exterior world. As a tool of balance, meditation also helps us access our subtler levels of consciousness. Most human beings only experience the denser dimensions of their physical bodies, emotions, and minds. However, all the great mystics, and now even our modern science, tell us that we are more than just our dense dimensions of body, mind, and emotions. In fact, beyond these three dense dimensions are the subtle dimensions where we experience progressively more truthful states of being. Physical bene“ts of meditation What does meditation do to the brain? Can we even prove something is going on when we meditate? With modern brain-imaging technologies, we can now see the different structures of the brain respond to meditation, and this further proves what the ancients have been teaching us all along. Meditation can improve our length and quality of attention. Studies have found that daily meditation for a few short months improved alertness and visual attention, according to Meditation is to our mind what exercising at the gym is to our bodies. It prepares us for our daily encounters and helps us in all areas of life from business to personal life. Yes, we all know that relaxation is good for us and that is exactly what yogis have been telling us about meditation for thousands of years. The daily practice of meditation is as essential to your health as the food you eat. According to a recent study at Harvard Medical School, deep relaxation through meditation and yoga changes our body at a genetic and cellular level which means more genes for “ghting disease and many other cellular bene“ts. Meditation can be bene“cial in reducing stress. New research from the Shamatha project at the University of California suggests meditation may help lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Anxiety and depression can be substantially reduced in a short period of time with the daily practice of meditation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have shown that people who meditate regularly have a thickening of the brain near the prefrontal cortex and this helps in limiting negative emotions that are generated by the limbic system. These are the results of a study at McGill University Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density, according to Psychaiatry Research: Neuroimaging. Find yourself a quiet room or place where you will not be disturbed. No phone, computer or other people unless also meditating allowed. Sit in a comfortable position or sit in a comfortable chair. Close your eyes to shut off the external stimuli. Focus on your breathing and notice your chest as it rises and falls with each breath. Slow your breathing down and inhale slowly and then exhale slowly. Make sure you expand your lungs when you inhale as much as possible and then exhale as much as possible. Continue to focus on the breathing. Be aware of your breathing and let your mind go. Do not attempt to control your mind. If you “nd it running away with you bring it back to your breathing awareness. Just let thoughts ”ow through your mind. Do not react to them but just be aware. Sit back and observe the thoughts. As you feel anxious or uncomfortable, go back to your breathing focus. Meditation isnt dif“cult or expensive…it just takes time. 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Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 Get your hearing aids cleaned by a professional on a regular schedule. Why? Because your hearing health care provider has different tools to clean better than what you can do yourself at home. Hearing aids that fit behind the ear may get a build up of debris and corrosion. The aids have removable microphone covers that will get clogged up with scalp and hair debris. They may be vacuumed with little machines or actually be replaced by your provider. Either way, they are removed so that the microphone ports can be cleaned properly. This is not something that you can do yourself. You may have ear molds with tubing that needs to get changed. The tubing is specific to your hearing prescription. If the tubing gets hard then the diameter shrinks and you are no longer getting your prescription. If they are hard they also collect more condensation and you cant hear properly through water. If your hearing aids fit in your ear or canal, then they will also have a microphone opening that can collect various debris and oils from your hands. Some will have a removable mic cover and some will not. It is important to keep your microphone clear because this is where external sounds enter the hearing aid. If sound can not enter the hearing aid properly then it will not be amplified correctly. Your aid may sound weak, scratchy, distorted or even stop amplifying if this happens. When your hearing aid is professionally cleaned, they also have special sprays and cleaners that will clean the battery contacts and buttons, thus reducing the production of corrosion and oil build up. It needs to run properly for you to hear your best. If your battery contacts in your car builds up enough gunk and corrosion on them, sooner or later your car wont start. Hearing aids should be cleaned and sanitized. This is done by the professional to reduce possibility of infection. If you get an infection or fungus in one ear it can easily spread to the other simply by touching the other hearing aid and putting it in the ear. Your receiverŽ in your hearing aid is like a speaker. It receives the signal from the microphone, amplifier, and computer chip. It takes this signal and delivers the sound out of the hearing aid into your ear canal. This too can get wax and oil built up. Even aids that have wax guards that the patients change themselves can still get some debris past the wax guard. Thus, the need for a professional to use special equipment to do an advanced clean. Along with special vacuums, at our office we utilize a machine called The Spin Doctor.Ž This machine allows us to put a cleaning liquid inside of the receiver on hearing aids and insert them into a special cup. The machine spins the aids at a high revolution (like a machine spinning blood) and it actually pulls out wax and oil from inside the receiver. We have managed to save many aids that patients often thought were goners! During your cleaning, the professional will check your hearing aid on an analyzer or computer to make sure the aids are running correctly. Even if you think your aids are running OK, the professional will check to make sure your hearing aids are running to manufacturer capability as well as your programmed prescription. Your hearing aids should be professionally cleaned at least twice per year. Some people produce more ear wax and oil than others. Some people will perspire while others are heavy sweaters. Some will be exposed to more dirt, grease, or debris than others. Your cleaning appointments should be personalized as to how often your hearing health care provider is having to clear your ears of wax, but at least twice per year. #ToHearBetterIsToLiveBetterRoseann B. Kiefer, B.A., BC-HIS, is owner of Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. Sebring, Fla. 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Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC18-428 Division: Family Michelle Triplett, Petitioner and Mark Triplett, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: Mark Triplett 11458 Wingate Road North, Jacksonville, FL 33218 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are require d to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Michelle Triplett whose address is 4026 Citroen Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872 on or before July 20, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the re lief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal prop erty should be divided: None Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available a t the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circui t Courts office notified of your curren t address. (You may file Deisgnation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Fam ily Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in t his lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Famil y Law Rules of Procudure, requires cer tain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: June 22, 2018 ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Christina Dohmann Deputy Clerk June 25; July 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS NAME12 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in busi ness under the fictitious name of MSI located at 3403 Par Rd., in the county of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33872, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated a t Sebring, Florida, this 3rd day of July, 2018. Monkey Spank Industries, LLC. Pubished in the Highlands News-Sun. July 9, 2018 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of TWO FRIENDS ANTIQUES & ESTATES located at 184 E. Interlake Blvd., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Lake Placid, Florida 33852, intends to regist er the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED at Sebring, Florida, this 6th day of July, 2018. Suzanne Stone July 9, 2018 NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 18000252GCAXMX CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF DIANE M. HECHT, DECEASED, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF DIANE M. HECHT, DECEASED RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS : 309 COSTA DEL SOL, SEBRING, FL 33876-6614 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: Lot 6, Block G, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE IV, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 75, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. APN#: C-15-35-30-040-00G0-0060 has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to you r written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2001 NW 64th Street, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, August 31, 2018 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Highlands News-Sun. DATED: July 3, 2018 Clerk of the Circuit Court /s/ Cyndi S. Dassinger Deputy Clerk of the Court Movant counsel certifies that a bona fide effort to resolve this matter on the motion notice has been made or that, f NOTICE OFACTION16 b ecause o f t i me cons id erat i on, suc h effort has not yet been made but will be made prior to the scheduled hearing. If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to par ticipate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)9558770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you beli ev e will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. PH#89022 July 9, 16, 2018 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 18CP-251 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD K. LEGGETT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD K. LEGGETT, deceased, whose date of death was April 4, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attor ney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de mands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 7 33.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 9, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ James T. Leggett James T. Legget t 199 S Road Kinderhook, NY 12106 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David G. Fisher David G. Fisher E-Mail Addresses: j Florida Bar No. 025964 Peterson & Myers, P.A. 242 W. Central Ave. W inter Haven, FL 33880 Telephone: (863) 294-3360 July 9, 16, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC18-256 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF PATRICIA ANN DENNY Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PATRICIA ANN DENNY, deceased, whose date of death was April 17, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Flori da 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTAN DING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 9, 2018. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles F. Denny 1391 G Street, Apt. 48 Avon Park, Florida 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Charlotte C. Stone Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone Law Group, P.L. 3200 U.S. Hwy 27 S., Suite 307 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-5424 Fax: (863) 402-5425 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: July 9, 16, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000981 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNT RYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, v s. SUEZETTE EGAN; JAMES P. EGAN; J AY WEINSTEIN; SUSAN W EINSTEIN, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order Approving Settlement Agreement, Granting Motion to Substitute Plaintiff, To Set Aside Certifi cate of Title and Certificate of Sale and to Reset Foreclosure Sale and Denying Motion for Rehearing, dated June 4, 2018 in the above-referenced matter pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circui t Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on A ugust 7, 2018, the following property described below, situated in Highlands County, Florida; THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS IS: 5546 Castania Drive Sebring, Florida 33872 DESCRIPTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY: THE SOUTH HALF OF Lot 3, Block 338, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the southeast corner of said lot 3; thence south 72 degrees 4317 west, along the south line of said lot 3, 125.00 feet to a point lying on the east right of way line of Castania Drive and also lying on a non tangent curve concave southwesterly, having for its elements a radius of 12989.68 feet and a central angle of 0 degrees 1312.44; thence northwesterly along said right of way line and said curve to the left an arc length of 49.90 feet; thence north 72 degrees 3004.46 east, 125.00 feet to the east line o f said lot 3, said point also lying on a non tangent curvce concave to the southwest having for its elements a radius of 13114.68 feet and a central angle of 0 degrees 1312.44; thence southeasterly along said east line and said curve to the right, an arc length of 50.38 feet to the point of the beginning. Containing 6,268 square feet or 0.14 Acres Parcel ID No. C-04-34-28-160-33800031 Any person who is claiming an inter est in the surplus, if any, resulting from t he foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain y our functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively part icipate in the court program or service. Persons with disabilities needing transportation to court should cont act their local public transportation providers for information regarding transportation services. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on June 8, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance (SEAL) Deputy Clerk July 9, 16, 2018 NOTICE OF HEARING24 IN THE FAMILY CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO.: 2018-DR-37-381 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF OCONEE South Carolina Department of Social Services, Plaintiff, vs. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, David Derek Pierce and Lucy Elaine Ezell Pierce Defendant(s). IN THE INTEREST OF: Minor born 2015 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING TO: SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DAVID DEREK PIERCE AND LUCY ELAINE EZELL PIERCE: Y OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the complaint in this action, the original of which has been filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Oconee County, a copy of which will be delivered to you upon request; and to serve a copy of your answer to the complaint upon the undersigned attor ney for the plaintiff at 223A Kenneth St., Walhalla, SC, within thirty (30) days following the date of service upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the complaint NOTICE OF HEARING24 w i t hi n t h e t i me state d t h e p l a i nt iff w ill apply for judgment by default agains t the defendant for the relief demanded in the complaint. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED AND SUMMONED TO APPEAR as follows: A hearing has been scheduled in this action for Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:15 am at the Oconee County Family Court in Walhalla, SC. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that: (1) the guardian ad litem (GAL) who is appointed by the court in this ac tion to represent the best interests o f the child will provide the family cour t with a written report that includes an evaluation and assessment of the is sues brought before the court along with recommendations; (2) the GAL's written report will be available for re view twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the hearing; (3) you may review the report at the GAL Program county off ice. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE t hat you have the right to be present and represented by an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney to represent you. It is your responsibility to contact the Clerk of Court's Office located in Wal halla, SC, to apply for appointment o f an attorney to represent you if you cannot afford an attorney (take all of these papers with you if you apply.) IF YOU W ANT AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST A PPLY FOR ONE IMMEDIATELY. S.C. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES Kyra McMillan SC Bar No: 102156 Attorney for Plaintiff SCDSS 233A Kenneth St. Walhalla, SC 29691 (864) 638-4400 FAX (864) 638-4416 Jul y 9, 16, 23, 2018 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! NOTICE OF MEETING26 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C MEETIN G NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO W HOM IT MAY CONCERN that the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on July 30, 2018, for the purpose of holding a Workshop on the pro posed 2018/2019 Recommended Budget at 5:30 p.m., in the Boardroom of the Highlands County Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. This notice is to advise the public of a change from the Boards adopted 2018 Meeting Schedule. The public is invited to attend. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Highlands County Board of County Commission ers of Highlands County, Florida, in pub lic hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not dis criminate upon the basis of any individ uals disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves ever y aspect of the Boards functions, includ ing ones access to, participation, em ployment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pam Rogers, ADA Coordi nator at: 863-402-6549 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. July 9, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 N O TI C E O F PUBLI C S ALE: Macklin Transport gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 7/20/2018 at 8:00 AM at 1002 W Cornell St, Avon Park, FL 33825 pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Macklin Transport reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3MEFM08Z36R616641 2006 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER KNDUP131X26218647 2002 KIA SEDONA 1J4G258S9XC708794 1999 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 1FMEU18W1VLB15037 1997 FORD EXPEDITION Jul y 9, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Placid Lakes~ 219 Detroit Ave. Built 2007; 3/2/1 w/laundry rm. Perfectly private! Only $154k. Close to golf course & boat ramp. 863-414-1379 HOMES FOR SALE LAKE PLACID1027 L a k e Pl ac id 951 L a k e J une Rd 3/1, lg corner lot, metal roof, home or income, motivated seller, $97,700 make offer, brokers welcome, 863-465-9100. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 1990 American Travel Trailer38 w/sunroom at PO 1 Reflec tions, Avon Park. $9k: 2005 golf cart for $1k avail. Call 863453-5756 ask for Laura F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 LEASE OPTION1205 A von P ar k ~ L g 4bd n i ce home, big pool, fitness rm, big TV rm, wet bar, built in BBQ. W/D. $1,000/mo $5,000 down tow. purch. 863-449-7749 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Lakefront Home & Condo2000sf home $1,000/mo; Condo @ Lake Jackson, $950 1yr lease, NO PETS.863-382-2221 Sun N Lake Golf Community3/2/2 all remodeled incl. new tile throughout. $1250/mo.Available after 9/15/18305-873-4512 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 Sebring, Sun n Lakes Duplex~2/2/1. Newly remodeled! Now accepting applications. 863-368-2413 S e b r i ng~ very clean 2/1, screened porch. NON SMOKING, NO PETS, credit check etc. $600/mo +dep 863-441-2297 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $550; 2 br starting at $675 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 L a k e Pl ac id stu di o. P oo l e l ec incl, $550 mo. No pets/no smoking. 1st/last/sec. Debra Worley Realty 863-465-0123. S e b r i ng~ new comp l ete l y re modeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabi nets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Free rent or reduced rent in exchange for handyman & gardening. Giant furnished studio apartment overlooking lake in Lake Placid. Call Charley 754-264-4246 M agn ifi cent S tu di o A ptIn the woods on a lake in Lk Placid. $628 incl. utilities. Text 754-264-4246 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Bedroom with Private BathNice area, equip. kit., W/D, cable TV & Wifi. $450/mo.863-991-1390 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Bucket Operator/ GroundsmanExperience Preferred. Clean CDL and Pre-Employment Drug Screen. Benefits & Paid Time Off provided! Pay based on experience. Call 863-453-9787 Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BŽ CDL) $15.74… $21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52… $18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste HeavyEquipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake & Tanker endorsements) $13.52…$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL "A" CDL Air Brake, Tanker, and Hazardous Materials) $11.72…$16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr. + ben. pkg.Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 Lawn Care Help Wanted Experienced in weed eating, mowing, edging & blowing. Non-smoking 863-381-2005


B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 HELPWANTED2001 DATA ENTRY PERSON WANTEDJOIN OUR TEAM Highlands News-Sun is looking for a dependable Data Entry person to support our Advertising and Circulation teams. This full-time position requires excellent organizational skills and experience with Microsoft Excel.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:~Enter data from paper documents provided by advertising reps into Brainworks database system;~Verify data entered is correct;~Ensure that date sensitive ad orders are prioritized and entered based on date.Requirements:~Proven experience in data entry, proficient in Microsoft Excel A Microsoft Excel test will be required;~Accurate typing skills;~Excellent communication skills;~Great attention to detail;~High school degree or equivalent.We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/ni cotine screening required. Send Resume to:Donna ScherlacherMulti Media / Production Director 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870 Inn on the Lakes Now Hiring:Maintenance PersonMust have experienceApply in Person: 3101 Golfview Rd., Sebring. Maintenance TechnicianFlynn Management Corporation has an excellent opportunity at our Thornbury Apartment community for a PT Maintenance person 25 hrs. per week. Apply in person at 31 Chelsea St. Lake Placid, call 863-465-4526 or send resume to T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or NURSING INSTURCTOR (FT) Application review begins: 7/27/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. WRITING LAB SPECIALIST (PT) Application deadline: 7/29/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF FT Truck Driver~Avon ParkHS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi able experience & CDL AŽ current DOT certificate required. $16/hr Must pass background check. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue S en i or gent l eman nee d s li vei n housekeeper Golf Hammock area. Room, board + $800/mo, private quarters. 863-382-0555 HELPWANTED2001 WORKERS WANTED Langston Farm, LLC. 55 temporary workers needed in Calhoun City, MS from approximately:8/25/201811/10/2018. Manually weeding f ields by hand or using hand t ools. Work in packing house to w ash and pack sweet potatoes. Drain water from fields with hand tools and shovel when needed. Load & unload plant boxes on trucks. Sweet Potat oes … Harvest sweet potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. May also hand harvest peas. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job : Lift ing requirement 5-60 lbs. The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach an d lift. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required j ob duties. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Employer may con duct a criminal background check. We will reimburse the worker for transportation cost and subsistence to the employer s work site from the place o f recruitment upon completion of 50 percent of the contract period. Transportation payment will be no less (and is not required to be more) than the most economical and reason able common carrier transporta tion charges for the distances involved. A copy of the work c ontract or a copy of the ET A 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the wor ker on th e day the work commences. If the employee is unable or unfit to perform the duties listed after t he 14 day pretrial, the employee will receive warnings, hours may be reduced to the minimum allowed in the certified petition or terminated. Workers will be paid $10.73 per hour or applicable piece rates depend ing on crop activity, three fourths guarantee, 35 hours per week, housing, equipment and tra nsportation provided at n o cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. We participate in the E-Verify program and work ers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Complete j ob description can be found at your local SWA/Job Center. A pply for this job at the State W orkforce/ Job Center office in y our area Please call for th e nearest office in your area MS 662-842-2175, AL 256-2591835, LA 318-676-7705, FL 863-385-3672, using job order # MS264130. F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s REPORTER WANTEDThe Highlands News-Sun is searching for an aggressive news reporter who can cover general news, but isnt afraid to roll up their sleeves to dig deep for investigative pieces. The perfect candidate must be able to generate accurate copy quickly, be able to work alone, and have the instinct to look below the surface of various issues.Photography skills a must. The Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sunoffers a competitive compensation package including salary plus incentive, a benefit package, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening required. Send resume and design samples to: Executive Editor Romona Washington, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 Full Time Clerical PositionNeeded~ Computer skills, scheduling, etc. Some exp. needed. 863-453-7509 MEDICAL2030 EMT, RN, or LPNPT, 1 day/wk on Wednesdays to assist w/Nuclear stress tests at Cardiology Consultants, P.A. Sebring office. Will train, but must have one of the certification req. listed above. Fax resume to: 863-386-9158 or bring resume to: 4150 US 27 S., Sebring. Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. MEDICAL2030 RNs & LPNs WantedExperience pref., but will train. Apply in Person:5030 US 27 N., Sebring 863-385-1074Email: RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 PT B arten d er N ee d e d ~ to fill in during summer. Exp. pref. Apply at American Legion Post 25, 1490 US Hwy 27 N. Lake Placid. NO CALLS PLEASE Now Hiring: Experienced Servers BartendersLine CooksNight PortersApply in Personbetween 2-4 pm Onlyat 3101Golfview Rd., Sebring. Or Email Resume SKILLED TRADES2050 Journeyman Electrician Wanted~Min. 3 yrs exp. Residentail, Commerical, Govt. rate work. TOP WAGES PAID! Call Amy863-386-0491 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid863-465-9641 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 In-Home Care ProviderAvailable~ RN 35 yrs exp. Exc. ref. Spotless background! Michelle, 870-391-9432 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 Do You Need More Business?Reach out to all of Highlands County with 2 publications plus 2 websites to Advertise Your Business!! Let customers Find Youby advertising your business on the Business & Services Page! Mention this ad and Call Today !! 863-658-0307 BURIALLOTS/ CRYPTS3070 2 cemetery l ots L a k ev i ew M emorial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. Asking $3,600, 863-414-4543 ****Please note: this ad previously published with an incorrect price**** LOST& FOUND3090 LOST~( M) Black w/wht muzzle Chihuahua. Lost 6/29 at corner of Sparta & 27 (parking lot). Is sick. REWARD 863-402-1041 Reward!!! Lost Boston Terrier~Last seen 6/12 on US Hwy 27 near Palmdale. 309-238-7982 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Church of the RedeemerChristmas In July8a-2p every Sat in Julyat 910 W. Martin Rd., Avon Park HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 Colonial Grandfather Clock ~ $350. 863-465-4654. FURNITURE6035 ( 2) Leather wing back recliners~ Maroon. $175 for both. Good cond! 863-465-4654. C ar d T a bl e & 4 arm c h a i rs, stackable, very nice, $45.00 863-385-3181 Ch est o f D rawers, oa k n i ce, $50.00 863-385-3181 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 Ki tc h en P e d esta l T a bl e, 42Ž rd, 4 leather padded chairs, al mond, EC, $250-863-385-6414 L aZ B oy L oveseat~ non smo kers, good cond., gently used. $250 obo. 863-414-2980 Leather Reclining Sofa, 8, beige $500; Leather Reclining Chair ivory. $200. 863-991-5284. Tanglewood R oc ki ng Ch a i r, so lid map l e with pad, $65 863-385-3181 FURNITURE6035 "NEW" DOWNTOWN MALLOPEN THU-SAT9a-5pBest Prices on New & Used Furniture and Antiques!! Leather recliner $49 6 sofas from $77-$177 Wood desks from $45 Dbl. dresser & mirror $69 Walnut 5pc dining set $49231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 2 blocks from Circle 863-471-3435 Pl at f orm R oc k er, w hi te w i t h pad & foot stool, $60.00 863 385-3181 Q ueen B e d S u i te~ h ea db oar d dresser w/mirror, chest, 2 end tables, mattress set; cream wood w/oak top. Very good cond. $350. 863-655-1404 R ec li ners (2) tan & turquo i se, very nice, $60.00 each, 863 385-3181 Sl eeper S o f a, rea l l eat h er, li g ht color, new, very nice, $425.00 863-385-3181 Twin Beds (2) on f rames, $100.00 each set, 863-385 3181 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 A nt i que was h ta bl e w i t h b ow l and pitcher, $499.00, 863-368 0470 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cas t & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 MEDICAL6095 H osp i ta l B e d w / mattress, auto matic, like new, $400.00 obo 863-835-1196 Lif t R ec li ner Ch a i r, e l ectr i c, real suede, $225.00, 863-385 3181 Th erapeut i c M agnet i c P a d for back pain relief. Fits full or queen bed, cost over $700 new, sell for $65-863-385-3181 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 Golf Items~ 30+ mens golf clubs, golf bag, ball retriever, club cover + 100 balls. All for $150. 863-368-0116 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 3 Wheeled Trike~ Schwinn, very good cond. Basket on back. $200. 863-414-2980 Ladies Cruiser 26Ž, white, $35. 10-speed universal 26, $35. 414-2345 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 Darkroom, professional setup complete w/sink; call for complete list, $2,000, 863385-6414 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 4 Solar Panels~ 4, each 4x10, includes piping, $235.863-655-3544 LAWN & GARDEN6160 Lawn Mower~ Troy-Bilt 21Ž self-propelled. Like new! $140. 317-494-3900 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 Ch ar B ro il G r ill ~ i nc l u d es smoker, grill & broiler. $250. Never used! 863-465-4654. Masterbuilt Electric Smoker~ Great shape! $125. 863-465-4654. TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 14Ž Delta Wood Cutting Band Saw~ on metal stand. $250. 863-402-5677


Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 DOGS6233 White German Shepherd Puppies~ 2 wks old. AKC reg., vet cert. Male & female. $950 each. 305-527-9762 Y orkie Puppies~ 3( M ) choco late & chocolate partyŽ CKC reg w/full reg & FL health cert., vet checked & microchip. $1,200 & up 863-243-0902 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 Puppy Pen, 2 f t. x 3 f t., $40.00 863-385-3181 APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! Sid eb y-s id e re f r i gerator, fl at top self-cleaning stove, washer & dryer; all GE. Over-stove Maytag microwave. Whirlpool dish washer. All good working condi tion, no item over $200, 863-840-5595. MISCELLANEOUS6260 2 glass front indoor nitches (for ashes), Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, value $4200, sell $3500 863-4025677 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct.,or 744 US Hwy 27 N., Venus, FL 33960. 305-216-8452 Oak Hill CemeteryLake Placid,Double Niche $1000.863-402-1616. 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! CHRYSLER7050 09 Chrysler Town & Country Touring~ 3rd row seating, garage kept, dealer maintained. 125k mi. Exc Cond! $7,000. 863-664-0172. FORD7070 2013 F-150 STX, 4 x 4, 88,000 miles, grey w/cloth int., AC, auto, 8 cyl., $18,800 obo, 863-835-0778 AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 Jack Stands~ (6) new, 3 ton. $30 for all; Air Compressor new, 8 gal. 2hp. $65. 724-504-0396 BOATS-POWERED7330 20 Pontoon Boat~ Includes trailer, motor & trolling motor. 863-381-9260 2015 Key West 17.6 CC Boat Trailer & 115 Evinrude E-Tec w/only 20 hrs. Includes new trolling motor, bimini top, custom mooring cover, Garmin electronics, much more. Like new, must see! $20,472. Leave message: 863-382-7977;863-385-1449 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 1971 Serro Scotty Hilander Professional restored 2015 by GlampinCampin. 15 w/2 burner stove, micro, A/C, electric brakes, new axle & sealed wheel barrings, porta potta & cable connection. New in 2017, custom mattress by Tochta, upholstery, mini fridge/freezer, white wall tires/new hub caps, custom awning. $9,500 obo. MUST SELL! Sebring 860-917-1112 2006 C ont i nenta l T oy H au l er Ž ~ 22 dual axle, ramp, fully loaded, full kit. & bath, twin beds, lots of storage. $9k. 361-739-3394 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! waterborne illness is relatively low. In Minnesota, public pools must be licensed and often are inspected annually. Regulators check on safety equipment, plumbing and chemical levels. If they are not meeting the chlorine level, we would do a closure on that until they meet the requirement,Ž said Ryan Krick, an environment health supervisor at the Minneapolis Department of Health. Pool operators are also required to check chemical levels daily and keep a log of chemicals added. But add people to the pools, and that is where the problems begin. It really is a communal bathtub,Ž said Robinson. You are sharing water and germs in it with everybody else that is in there.Ž The chlorine and other chemicals help neutralize some things, but many outbreaks have been caused by Cryptosporidium, a tiny parasite that can survive in chlorinated water up to seven days. The source of the problem is human fecal matter. While an accident made by an infant is the nightmare scenario, even the most fastidious adults can be the source if they do not shower before entering the pool. We can make a lot of people sick if we dont take precautions,Ž said Robinson. No one who has not showered should swim in a lake either, but the sheer size of most lakes means the bacteria and microscopic parasites disperse, lessening the chances of infection even if someone swallows water accidentally. Most of the waterborne diseases lead to stomach and intestinal symptoms, including diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and vomiting. Tragically, Minnesota has seen two fatalities in children caused from a waterborne amoeba that enters the nose and attacks the brain. Although rare, it is most risky in shallow, warm lakewater. Parents should teach children to try to keep water out of their noses or mouths, Robinson said. Also, people should avoid swimming in areas that are contaminated with animal feces. Some local and state health departments monitor beaches for contamination. Swimming is a really great activity,Ž said Robinson. No matter where (you are) swimming, try not to swallow the water.ŽLAKEFROM PAGE 1They were positive for the BRCA1 mutation, indicating an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. It was pretty upsetting,Ž she says. She immediately consulted medical specialists, including a genetic counselor to con“rm the results and explain her risks in detail, and surgeons to discuss possible prophylactic operations and breast reconstruction. Melinger, who was 36 at the time and had already had two children, opted for the surgeries to reduce her risk and give her peace of mind. She says it was dif“cult but she is glad she took the test. For me, it was really potentially life-saving information. Because I dont have a family history, I would not have been on the lookout for this.Ž Home health tests are regulated by the FDA, which provides a database of approved tests on its website. This March, the FDA approved the test Melinger took in 2013, which identi“es three mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. It does not test for all variations, which number in the thousands. Many companies offer home-based genetics tests, and more are coming every day. One, called CellMax Life, also tests saliva samples in a CLIA lab. It currently offers two kits. One aims to identify 25 hereditary cancers by looking for mutations in 98 genes. Another, which focuses on breast cancer, tests not only for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, but also 13 other genes associated with the disease. Prices for home genetic tests vary by company and product, but most charge between $100 and $250 per series. SOME CAUTIONS Megan Frone, a genetics counselor at the National Cancer Institute, thinks providing consumers with more tools for assessing their health can be bene“cial. Not everyone is great at going to the doctor,Ž she says, and home-based tests provide another way to get useful information. Still, Frone urges consumers to exercise caution and do their homework before buying. Her advice: Look for a company with a CLIA lab to ensure it handles samples properly and gets the most accurate results. Find out if your insurance will cover the costs if you dont want to pay out of pocket. And ask if the company shares your data with any third parties. Privacy is a concern,Ž Frone says. The tests accuracy and detail continue to improve, but for now, Frone tells users to take their results with a grain of salt. For one thing, scientists may not yet know the signi“cance of a particular mutation, leaving consumers in the dark about what to do. The concern, she says, is that consumers walk away with just that small piece of information,Ž not knowing how it “ts into the larger picture of their risks or what steps to take next. Users should always follow up with a physician to con“rm results and explain their signi“cance. You should never make medical management decisionsŽ based on home tests alone, Frone says. OTHER HOME-BASED TESTS Nina Mayo of Parma, Ohio, says home testing saved her life. When she refused to get a colonoscopy (an invasive examination of the large intestine for cancer and other diseases) because of the preparation, her doctor offered an alternative: a test she could take at home called Cologuard. Users collect a stool sample, which is then tested for blood and any microscopic DNA fragments shed by a tumor or pre-cancerous lesion. It requires a doctors prescription and costs $649, which some insurance plans cover. Mayo says taking the test was easy. She mailed her sample and received the results two weeks later. They were positive. I was horri“ed,Ž she says. I completely, 100 percent expected a negative result.Ž She was instructed to see a gastroenterologist who recommended a colonoscopy „ the standard procedure following a positive result. Mayos colonoscopy revealed two, large pre-cancerous lesions, which the doctor removed. She says the doctor told her afterward: You really dodged a bullet.Ž That illustrates a general lesson. 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Monday, July 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B9 Study: Anti-rejection drug could help diabeticsGAINESVILLE „ A drug used to help kidney transplant recipients ward off rejection of their new organs is showing promise in another area: preserving insulin production in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients. A TrialNet study led by University of Florida Health researchers sought to determine whether the drug thymoglobulin, alone or in combination with another drug, could slow insulin loss. Clinical trial participants given a low dose of the medication, also known as ATG, had higher levels of insulin production compared with placebo recipients, the research revealed. The drug also reduced signi“cantly reduced hemoglobin A1c levels, a long-term measure of average blood sugar levels, in participants with new-onset Type 1 diabetes. It gives us hope that we really are on the right path to preventing and reversing Type 1 diabetes,Ž said Dr. Michael Haller, a UF Diabetes Institute researcher and the studys lead author. We still have a long way to go but this is a remarkable success that we should celebrate. These “ndings remind us and our patients that we are indeed making progress.Ž The “ndings by the TrialNet research consortium of 14 universities and research institutions were presented June 25 at the American Diabetes Association Scienti“c Sessions in Orlando. TrialNet enrolled 89 people between ages 12 and 45 who were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the past 100 days. Some study participants received ATG, while others were given a placebo or ATG combined with another drug. A year later, insulin production had increased in those given low-dose ATG. In Type 1 diabetes, the bodys immune system attacks insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas. The pancreas produces insulin to control the level of sugar in the blood. Elevated and uncontrolled blood sugar levels can lead to a variety of complications and, if left untreated, result in death. Essentially, ATG works by killing immune cells that have gone rogue.Ž It targets white blood cells that attack and kill insulin-producing beta cells instead of attacking viruses or bacteria that invade the body. Lowdose ATG appears to target these rogueŽ cells without disrupting other types of bene“cial white blood cells, Haller said. ATGs long history of FDA approval for use in kidney transplantation is particularly encouraging because that could accelerate its potential approval as a Type 1 diabetes drug should ongoing studies show promise, Haller noted. We are excited about these important “ndings and the potential to conduct additional studies to test ATG even earlier in the disease process, prior to symptoms and clinical diagnosis, as well as later in the disease process for patients with more established Type 1 diabetes,Ž he said. The “ndings resulted from years of research that started in animal models and progressed to humans. While its not a way to permanently cure or prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes, Haller said its an important milestone that underscores the need for more research funding. All participants in the trial will complete two years of study follow-up by August. Final “ndings will be reported in 2019. Low-dose ATG carries some side effects, although researchers deemed them predictable and manageable. Typically, they include a few minutes of muscle soreness, nausea or headache during the intravenous infusion, and two-thirds of patients receiving low-dose ATG experienced two to three days of ”u-like symptoms about a week later. The ultimate duration of ATGs effectiveness isnt yet known, but Haller said it may be possible to prevent additional insulin loss by re-treating patients with the drug or other interventions. Haller said he would also like to study the drugs potential for preventing diabetes in those who have biological markers that precede Type 1 diabetes.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN HALLER €Asthma causes swelling of the airways. This results in narrowing of the airways that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Allergens or irritating things entering the lungs trigger asthma symptoms. 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B10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Monday, July 9, 2018 Home improvement projects are as popular as ever. In its 2017 True Cost Survey, the home improvement site HomeAdvisor found that, between February 2016 and February 2017, homeowners spent an average of just over $5,000 on home projects. That marked a nearly $1,900 increase from the year prior, indicating that homeowners are increasingly opening their wallets to transform their homes. In addition to spending money to improve their homes, many homeowners are spending their time on projects as well. While DIY projects can provide a sense of ful“llment and personal attachment to ones home, prospective do-it-yourselfers should ask themselves some questions before picking up their hammers and getting to work. Do I have any physical limitations? No matter how much home improvement television shows may simplify projects, prospective DIYers should know that such undertakings are typically very dif“cult and oftentimes physically demanding. Homeowners with existing health conditions or other physical limitations may not be capable of performing certain tasks or may need to take frequent breaks, which can delay projects. Do I have the time? Many home improvement projects require a signi“cant amount of time to complete. Homeowners whose time is already stretched thin with commitments to work and/or family may not be able to complete projects within a reasonable amount of time. Thats “ne if working on a part of the home that wont affect daily life, but can prove stressful or problematic if the project is in a room, such as a kitchen or bathroom, that residents of the home use each day. Novice DIYers should be especially honest with themselves about the time they have available to work on the project, as such homeowners are bound to experience a few time-consuming missteps along the way. Can I afford it? While DIY might seem more affordable than hiring a contractor, thats not necessarily true. Novice DIYers may need to buy or rent tools, costs that can add up. Contractors already have the tools necessary to begin and complete projects, so the cost savings of DIY might not be as significant as homeowners think. Before going the DIY route, homeowners should solicit estimates from contractors, comparing the estimates to how much a project will cost if homeowners do it themselves. Can I go it alone? Many home improvement projects require more than one set of hands, and its risky and even foolish for “rst-time DIYers to assume they can begin a project and see it through to completion entirely on their own. Homeowners whose spouses, partners, friends, or relatives are willing to chip in may think thats enough. However, the DIY skills of those who volunteer may be a mystery until the project begins. Novice DIYers should enlist the help of a friend or family member with home improvement experience. 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When you hold the posture in place and breathe, you begin to understand internal/ external alignment that compliments the skeletal system, freeing up energy locked into poor posture and thus limiting movement for daily act ivies such as walking, running swimming, playing soccer or sports. Yoga is bene“cial to people of all ages, not only athletes, but many who sit all day and work on the computer. There are many articles that delineate the concern of concentrating the mind/ body/energy into technology holding the phone long periods of time with a crooked neck, or hunched over the lap top, frozen in a chair. Further, there is a book by a techno expert that posses a unique concern: How technology has destroyed happiness. One of his main points is the lack of human socialization,Ž choosing the substitute of technology for human communication. 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The News Wire Monday, July 9, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzes to $76million debutS ee page 8 Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled ”ights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those that havent been able to leave, according to newspaper and television reports. Some ”ights were resuming Sunday afternoon, according to airline of“cials and the ”ight tracking website FlightAware. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said in an email that two ”ights bound for Miami and one for New York had taken off Sunday afternoon. But even getting to an airport could be risky, U.S. of“cials warned. The U.S. State Department issued an alert Sunday urging its citizens on the island to shelter in place and not to go to an airport unless travelers had con“rmed their departing ”ight was taking off. Dr. Salil Bhende, a North Carolina dentist, said in a phone interview that a group of about 16 dental clinic volunteers was supposed to ”y out Sunday from Port Au Prince but couldnt make it to the airport because the roads were unsafe. After encountering rubble and garbage in the road, the group turned back to a church about 45 minutes outside the capital city where it was staying. Airline of“cials told them they might not be able to get a ”ight home until Tuesday, Bhende said. There were a lot of blockages,Ž he told The Associated Press. It was very dif“cult to get to the airport, so we just turned around, basically, to be safe.Ž Another member of the group, Pastor Fred Stapleton of Cornerstone Covenant Church in western North Carolina, said the volunteers have plenty of food and feel safe in the church. Nobody here is afraid for their life, or anything like that,Ž he said. The people have taken care of us. Weve been kept in a safe place.Ž Chapin United Methodist Church in South Carolina posted online Sunday that its mission team is safe but stranded. Marcy Kenny, assimilation minister for the church, told The State newspaper Haiti unrest strands some US volunteer groupsBY ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON „ The Trump administration is freezing payments under an ObamacareŽ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from “nancial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest administration action could disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that has withstood President Donald Trumps efforts to completely repeal it. In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the administration is acting because of con”icting court ruling in lawsuits “led by some smaller insurers who question whether they are being fairly treated under the program. The so-called risk adjustmentŽ program takes payments from insurers with healthier customers and redistributes that money to companies with sicker enrollees. Payments for 2017 are $10.4 billion. No taxpayer subsidies are involved. The idea behind the program is to remove the “nancial incentive for insurers to cherry pickŽ healthier customers. The government uses a similar approach with Medicare private insurance plans and the Medicare prescription drug bene“t. Major insurer groups said Saturday the administrations action interferes with a program thats working well. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, whose members are a mainstay of Affordable Care Act coverage, said it was extremely disappointedŽ with the administrations action. The Trump administrations move will signi“cantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small business owners and could result in far fewer health Trump administration takes another swipe at ObamacareBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARASSOCIATED PRESSMAE SAI, Thailand „ Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a ”ooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. Eight of boys and the coach remained inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex as authorities paused the international effort until Monday to replenish air tanks along the treacherous exit route. But the success of the initial evacuation raised hopes that all will be out soon, although of“cials said could it take up to four days to complete. The operation went much better than expected,Ž said Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is overseeing the mission. He told reporters that four boys were brought out and taken to the hospital in the town of Chiang Rai, the provincial capital, for evaluation, and the next phase of the operation will resume after about 10-20 hours. The names of the rescued boys were not released. His announcement, at a news conference more than an hour after helicopters and ambulances were seen rushing from the cave area, drew cheers and applause. Narongsak had dubbed Sunday to be D-dayŽ as the complicated effort was launched in the morning. He said 13 foreign divers and “ve Thai navy SEALs were taking part in the key leg of the rescue: taking the boys from where they have been sheltering and through dark, tight and twisting passageways “lled with muddy water and strong currents. Two divers were to accompany each of the boys, all of whom have been learning to dive only since July 2, when the “rst searchers found them. Cave rescue experts consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. The death Friday of a former Thai navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, underscored the risks. The diver, the “rst fatality of the WASHINGTON „ With the established global order on shaky footing, President Donald Trumps weeklong trip to Europe will test already strained bonds with some of the United States closest allies, then put him face to face with the leader of the country whose electoral interference was meant to help put him in of“ce. Trump departs Tuesday on a four-nation tour amid simmering disputes over trade and military spending with fellow Western democracies and speculation about whether he will rebuke or embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin. He meets the Russian leader in Helsinki as the “nale of a trip with earlier stops in Belgium, England and Scotland. Trump has shown little regard for Americas traditional bonds with the Old World, publicly upbraiding world leaders at NATOs new headquarters a year ago for not spending enough on defense and delivering searing indictments of Western trading partners last month at an international summit in Canada. On this trip, after meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels, hell travel to the 4 boys rescued from cave; 9 remain insideOff to Europe: Trump to meet worried NATO heads, then PutinBy TASSANEE VEJPONGSA and KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDAASSOCIATED PRESSBy JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIREASSOCIATED PRESS NATO | 4 CAVE | 4 HAITI | 4TRUMP | 4 AP PHOTOPeople carry merchandise from the Delimart supermarket complex which was burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday. Government ocials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assis tance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. ROYAL THAI NAVY VIA APIn this photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in northern Thailand. adno=50538230 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018


Page 2 The Sun / Monday, July 9, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudyHIGH 93 LOW 7640% chance of rain 25% chance of rainBrief morning showers, then a thunderstorm90 / 7460% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESome sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7650% chance of rain WEDNESDAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid90 / 7655% chance of rain THURSDAYMostly cloudy, a t-storm possible; humid91 / 7630% chance of rain SATURDAYMainly cloudy and humid with a t-storm90 / 7660% chance of rain FRIDAY 2 5 11 9 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 640-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE88971041059994Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.01Ž Month to date 3.09Ž Normal month to date 2.37Ž Year to date 29.62Ž Normal year to date 23.33Ž Record 1.09Ž (1968) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.17Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00Ž Month to date 5.75Ž Normal month to date 2.02Ž Year to date 19.84Ž Normal year to date 22.76Ž Record 1.09Ž (2011) High/Low 92/74 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 98 (1981) Record Low 67 (1971) High/Low 89/70 High/Low 91/75 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 97 (1998) Record Low 69 (2008)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday 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. 3.09 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 29.62 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 Tue.Apalachicola 90 76 t 91 75 t Bradenton 91 77 pc 90 77 t Clearwater 90 77 pc 90 77 t Coral Springs 91 76 t 90 75 t Daytona Beach 86 73 t 90 72 pc Fort Lauderdale 91 79 pc 90 78 t Fort Myers 92 74 pc 90 73 sh Gainesville 89 71 t 93 73 pc Jacksonville 87 70 t 94 72 pc Key Largo 89 79 pc 88 76 pc Key West 90 82 pc 90 81 pc Lakeland 89 73 t 90 72 t Melbourne 88 75 t 91 75 pc Miami 90 76 t 89 76 t Naples 93 78 pc 91 77 pc Ocala 87 71 t 91 70 t Okeechobee 90 73 pc 88 72 sh Orlando 88 74 t 90 73 pc Panama City 89 74 t 91 75 t Pensacola 89 76 t 91 76 t Pompano Beach 92 78 pc 89 75 t St. Augustine 86 71 t 91 72 pc St. Petersburg 91 76 pc 90 75 t Sarasota 92 74 pc 90 76 t Tallahassee 89 70 t 94 71 pc Tampa 91 76 t 90 77 t Vero Beach 89 72 t 90 69 t West Palm Beach 89 73 pc 88 72 t Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 1:18a 5:55a 12:03p 8:13p Tue. 2:43a 6:39a 12:48p 9:08p Today 10:40a 4:11a --6:29p Tue. 1:20a 4:55a 11:25a 7:24p Today 9:41a 2:40a --5:18p Tue. 12:35a 3:21a 10:22a 6:09p Today 1:50a 6:24a 12:35p 8:42p Tue. 3:15a 7:08a 1:20p 9:37p Today 8:55a 2:50a 11:35p 5:08p Tue. 9:40a 3:34a --6:03p SE 6-12 0-1 Light NE 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 92/74 part cldy afternoon Punta Gorda 94/77 part cldy all day Sarasota 92/74 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018New Jul 12 First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 Today 3:23 a.m. 4:54 p.m. Tuesday 4:11 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Today 6:41 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Tuesday 6:42 a.m. 8:26 p.m. Today 2:43a 8:57a 3:11p 9:24p Tue. 3:32a 9:47a 4:02p 10:16p Wed. 4:26a 10:41a 4:57p 11:12p CHRIS Monterrey 90/67 Chihuahua 81/63 Los Angeles 91/69 Washington 89/71 New York 87/70 Miami 90/76 Atlanta 89/71 Detroit 90/70 Houston 89/74 Kansas City 93/72 Chicago 92/72 Minneapolis 89/68 El Paso 86/68 Denver 96/64 Billings 95/68 San Francisco 77/61 Seattle 78/57 Toronto 89/66 Montreal 88/69 Winnipeg 79/57 Ottawa 91/65 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: 07/9/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 87 66 t 87 68 t Anchorage 59 51 r 59 51 sh Atlanta 89 71 s 92 72 s Baltimore 87 66 s 92 71 s Billings 95 68 s 98 63 pc Birmingham 88 70 t 92 72 pc Boise 102 68 s 93 63 s Boston 88 69 s 90 70 s Buffalo 82 67 s 82 60 pc Burlington, VT 92 66 s 82 57 t Charleston, WV 87 64 s 89 64 pc Charlotte 89 65 s 93 71 s Chicago 92 72 s 84 65 s Cincinnati 89 71 pc 89 67 pc Cleveland 87 72 s 80 65 pc Columbia, SC 93 66 s 97 72 s Columbus, OH 88 69 s 88 62 pc Concord, NH 91 59 s 89 61 s Dallas 89 74 t 93 75 t Denver 96 64 s 97 65 s Des Moines 92 72 s 90 69 pc Detroit 90 70 s 86 61 s Duluth 82 59 s 81 60 pc Fairbanks 72 50 pc 69 51 c Fargo 85 61 s 86 71 s Hartford 91 61 s 92 65 s Helena 94 65 s 91 57 pc Honolulu 87 74 pc 87 76 pc Houston 89 74 t 92 74 t Indianapolis 89 73 pc 90 67 pc Jackson, MS 89 72 t 91 72 t Kansas City 93 72 s 95 73 s Knoxville 88 70 s 87 70 pc Las Vegas 107 88 pc 103 87 t Los Angeles 91 69 pc 90 69 pc Louisville 90 76 t 91 72 t Memphis 89 76 t 92 77 t Milwaukee 90 66 s 81 64 s Minneapolis 89 68 s 87 69 s Montgomery 92 73 t 94 72 pc Nashville 91 74 pc 90 73 pc New Orleans 89 77 t 91 78 t New York City 87 70 s 92 71 s Norfolk, VA 83 69 s 87 73 s Oklahoma City 89 70 pc 90 71 s Omaha 94 71 s 92 73 s Philadelphia 89 67 s 94 71 s Phoenix 104 84 t 102 84 t Pittsburgh 86 68 s 84 60 t Portland, ME 87 62 s 86 62 pc Portland, OR 82 60 pc 79 60 pc Providence 87 67 s 90 67 s Raleigh 87 62 s 91 68 s Salt Lake City 100 78 pc 98 75 t St. Louis 92 77 pc 94 72 pc San Antonio 89 74 t 94 74 pc San Diego 80 69 pc 80 71 pc San Francisco 77 61 pc 78 61 pc Seattle 78 57 pc 75 57 pc Washington, DC 89 71 s 94 74 s Amsterdam 71 57 c 70 58 sh Baghdad 115 84 s 114 85 s Beijing 82 70 t 81 70 c Berlin 77 55 c 69 55 t Buenos Aires 54 38 pc 54 41 pc Cairo 98 78 s 97 77 s Calgary 81 55 s 73 53 r Cancun 88 76 t 90 75 pc Dublin 70 48 pc 68 54 pc Edmonton 80 53 pc 75 52 t Halifax 73 57 pc 71 57 c Kiev 78 61 pc 80 62 pc London 86 57 c 75 56 pc Madrid 96 68 s 97 68 s Mexico City 74 52 t 74 53 t Montreal 88 69 s 81 58 pc Ottawa 91 65 s 81 54 pc Paris 82 60 pc 76 57 pc Regina 83 61 s 89 59 t Rio de Janeiro 75 66 pc 70 65 r Rome 85 66 s 85 69 s St. Johns 71 54 pc 74 58 pc San Juan 83 79 r 87 79 pc Sydney 62 49 s 63 47 s Tokyo 86 77 pc 88 77 pc Toronto 89 66 s 83 60 s Vancouver 71 59 c 71 58 pc Winnipeg 79 57 s 84 68 sHigh ................... 109 at Needles, CALow ................... 37 at Meacham, OR(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)86Ice formed in the streets of Cheyenne, Wyo., during a rare summer freeze on July 9, 1882. Q: Has it ever reached 100 degrees in Alaska?A: Yes, at Fort Yukon in June 1915. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 93/76 90/74 92/74 92/74 91/74 89/73 91/74 90/73 91/74 91/76 91/77 90/79 91/77 92/74 93/75 94/77 92/74 93/75 93/75 90/74 90/74 91/73 92/73 91/76 92/74 90/79 91/77 91/77 92/74 91/76 91/77 89/73 92/74 90/77 90/79 92/76 92/77 93/76 Donald Trump is still considering an interview in special counsel Robert Muellers inquiry into Russian in”uence in the 2016 presidential election, but is concerned about what he sees as a corruptŽ and taintedŽ investigation, the presidents lead attorney said. Trump is closeŽ to deciding a determination, but hes been waiting as more details emerge about biasŽ on the part of investigators, Rudy Giuliani said. How you could expect us to just walk up our client like a lamb going to the slaughter? We wouldnt be lawyers if we would do that,Ž Giuliani said on ABCs This Week.Ž He called it the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen,Ž taking his cue from the president. In a separate interview on NBCs Meet the Press,Ž Giuliani said Trumps lawyers would not recommend an interview for the president unless they can satisfy us that there is some basis for this investigation.Ž Giuliani also said he has no concerns about what Michael Cohen, Trumps longtime personal lawyer and “xer,Ž may tell investigators. Cohen gave an interview to ABC last week in which he signaled he may be willing to cooperate. As long as he tells the truth, were home free,Ž Giuliani said.Giuliani: Trump interview in Russia probe possibleBy MARK NIQUETTEBLOOMBERG NEWS HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) „ A porch collapsed at a Connecticut home, sending over a dozen people to the hospital. Approximately 20 people were on a second-”oor balcony in Hartford Saturday night when the ”oor gave way. Hartford police said 15 people were taken to Hartford Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Among the injured were infants and young children. Assistant Police Chief Rafael Medina said people were gathered on the second-”oor porch for a family celebration.Ž Witnesses told The Hartford Courant the gathering was a party celebrating the birth of two babies. Jeisnely Vasquez was at the party and about to step on the porch when she saw it give way. Before I stepped out, it started to fall and I went back,Ž she said. First-”oor resident Carlos DeJesus heard a thud and saw people and infants on the lawn. Im still in shock,Ž he said. Police said some had head injuries and lacerations. Some have left the hospital since Saturday night. A Hartford “re of“cial told NBC Connecticut one of the “rst patients transported to the hospital was an infant. Personnel from the Fire Marshals Of“ce and Hartford Licenses and Inspection deemed the structure to be habitable following an inspection. The cause of the collapse is under investigation.Porch floor collapses, injuring at least 15 partygoers OWENS /HARTFORD COURANT VIA APAn Aetna Ambulance paramedic cares for an infant injured in a porch collapse in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday evening. More South Texas land owners getting letters on border wall Father, daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash 2 injured as wrong-way driver eludes Secret Service Bookstore owner calls 911 when customer confronts BannonROMA, Texas (AP) „ More property owners along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas have said theyve received notices from the federal government asking to review their land, which could be used for border wall construction. KENS-TV reports residents in the town of Escobares, including Mayor Noel Escobar, received letters from the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection a few weeks ago to get their consent to survey their land. I walk out the back door and what Im going to see is a 30-foot fence,Ž Escobar said. Rio Grande City School District board president Daniel Garcia said the district got a letter in May about district property thats being considered for tactical infrastructure, such as a border wall.Ž The school board last month approved a request from U.S. Customs TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) „ A father who died along with his four daughters in a Delaware highway crash was a native of the Philippines and U. S. Navy veteran who settled ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) „ Two people have been injured and a third is at large after a police chase initiated when a Secret Service of“cer saw a driver going the wrong way in downtown Washington. News outlets report the chase ended in a headon collision in suburban Virginia on Interstate 66. The Secret Service said one of its of“cers spotted a car traveling the wrong way on I St. NW in Washington about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. The of“cer tried to stop the car, but it drove off and crossed into Arlington, Virginia, traveling the wrong way on I-66. The wrong-way driver struck another car and ”ed on foot. A passenger in his car and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) „ A Virginia bookstore owner called police after he says a customer began harassing former White House strategist Steve Bannon in his shop. The Richmond TimesDispatch reports that Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, called 911 Saturday afternoon after witnessing a woman confront Bannon and call him a piece of trash.Ž Cooke said Bannon was minding his own business when the woman began harassing him. Cooke asked the woman to leave. She did so only after he called police. Richmond Police said they received the call about 3:15 p.m. Saturday but the call was canceled before they arrived. Bannon grew up in Richmond. The confrontation comes only weeks after a Lexington restaurant owner declined to | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONand Border Protection to come onto district property for survey and site assessment. The land is not currently being used by the district. Garcia said had he known it was meant for the border wall, he would have voted against the request. Roma resident Felix Rodriguez said he was visited by a government employee surveying his land earlier this year, offering $300 for a portion of his 500-square-foot property. He wants at least $1,500. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar, who represents the area, said federal of“cials told him there have been over 200 of these requests made in Starr and Hidalgo counties. in New Jersey to raise his family. Delaware State Police identi“ed the father Sunday as 61-year-old Audie Trinidad of Teaneck, New Jersey. Police did not identify the minors who died, but news outlets identi“ed the daughters as Kaitlyn, 20; Danna, 17; and Melissa and Allison, 13-year-old twins. Police say the mother was hospitalized with serious injuries. News outlets identify her as 53-year-old Mary Rose Ballocanag. The family was returning from a trip to Ocean City, Maryland, Friday on U.S. Route 1 when a pickup truck crossed the median for unknown reasons and hit the minivan and another car. serve White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. THE NEWS JOURNAL VIA APParamedics work the scene of a deadly car crash Friday. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER


The Sun /Monday, July 9, 2018 Page 3 Palestinian leader vows to keep paying attackers families Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base 15 shot dead, 9 hurt in bloody night for Mexicos MonterreyJERUSALEM (AP) „ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will continue paying stipends to Palestinian attackers and their families despite the Israeli parliaments decision last week to withhold those funds from taxes collected on the Palestinian Authoritys behalf. Abbas told a meeting of Fatah party leaders Sunday that his government will keep paying our martyrs and prisoners and wounded peopleŽ as it has since 1965. The stipends total approximately $330 million, which is about 7 percent of the Palestinian Authoritys $5 billion budget in 2018. Israel says the payments encourage violence, a claim the Palestinians dismiss. Abbas also voiced opposition to the Trump administrations efforts to restart the IsraeliPalestinian peace process. He said he will not let Trumps Deal of the CenturyŽ work, saying some Arab countries have also rejected the U.S. plan. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) „ Syrian air defense units responded late Sunday to an Israeli aggressionŽ on an air base in the countrys central province of Homs, shooting down several missiles, state TV said. The channel, quoting an unidenti“ed military of“cial, said the attack targeted the T4 air base with six missiles. The report did not mention any casualties but said one warplane was hit and several missiles were shot down before reaching their target. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the missiles targeted Iranian troops and non-Syrian proIranian “ghters. The attack comes amid a Syrian government offensive against insurgent groups near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Russia and Iran have provided crucial military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assads forces, helping them turn the tide in the seven-year civil war. Israel has said it will MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) „ An unusually violent night around the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, including a string of attacks on bars, left at least 15 dead and nine wounded, authorities said Sunday. The Nuevo Leon state prosecutors of“ce reported in a statement that 12 people died in six bar attacks overnight in the municipalities of Monterrey, Guadalupe and Juarez. A man and a 14-year-old boy were also shot dead in their | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDnot tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria and has staged military strikes on Iranian targets there in recent months. The Israeli military declined to comment on the reported attack. Israel has carried out dozens of airstrikes inside Syria over the course of Syrias civil war, striking what it said were suspected arms shipments believed to be bound for Lebanons Hezbollah militant group, which is “ghting alongside Syrian government forces. car on a highway, and in the city of Linares, a man was killed in a clash between rival gangs after a quinceaneraŽ comingof-age party at a private home. No arrests were announced. An of“cial at the prosecutors of“ce said the death toll could rise due to the severity of some of the injuries, and it was not immediately clear if the incidents were linked. The of“cial spoke on condition of anonymity due to security concerns. The deadliest shooting came shortly after midnight inside the Rancho Viejo restaurant and bar on Monterreys eastern outskirts. Five male customers and a waitress were listed as dead, and two people wounded, in an attack that the prosecutors of“ce said was perpetrated by two male suspects in a red SUV or pickup and was attributed to organized crime. The Monterrey area has not seen such a deadly night in years. In 2011, 20 people were killed by a group of gunmen at a bar in a central neighborhood of the city. The following year another attack at a bar nearby killed left eight dead. ISTANBUL (AP) „ At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when most of a passenger train derailed in northwestern Turkey, Turkish authorities said. Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus put the number of fatalities at 10 and the number of people injured at 73 based on initial reports from the scene, according to Turkeys of“cial Anadolu news agency. The Ministry of Transport said “ve of the trains six cars derailed in a village in Tekirdag province after the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsedŽ due to heavy rain. The train was heading to Istanbul from Edirne, on the border with Greece, with 362 passengers and six crew members, the transportation ministry said. Tekirdag governor said the area where the derailment happened was muddy from heavy rain and dif“cult to reach.Turkey: Train derailment kills at least 10, injures 73 MEHMET YIRUN/DHA-DEPO PHOTOS VIA APAn overturned train car is seen in Turkey on Sunday. TOKYO „ At least 83 people have died after torrential rains triggered landslides and ”ooding in wide areas of western Japan, broadcaster NHK reported Sunday. Six people were still in critical condition and 57 others missing, NHK said. Tens of thousands of rescuers were working to “nd and save survivors in the disaster-stricken regions, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling the operations a race against time.Ž Heavy rains started to pound western Japan Thursday, but have since subsided. TV footage showed homes submerged in residential areas, collapsed houses and overturned vehicles. Abe called for all-out effortsŽ in the search and rescue operations. At a meeting Sunday to respond to the crisis, Abe told ministers: There are still many people who are unaccounted for. Some people have been isolated, calling for rescue.Ž In the city of Kurashiki alone, more than 1,000 people were still waiting to be rescued, NHK reported earlier in the day. Many people are believed to be stranded in their ”ooded homes. At least 37 people were con“rmed dead and 40 others unaccounted for in the western prefecture of Hiroshima, which was hit the hardest by landslides, while 22 were killed and three missing in Ehime on the south-western island of Shikoku, NHK said. Evacuation orders or advisories were issued for nearly 6 million people in 19 prefectures at one point, including Hiroshima, Okayama and Osaka, Kyodo News reported.Death toll rises to 83 after flooding and landslides in JapanDPA (TNS) KOJI HARADA/KYODO NEWS VIA APHouses are damaged by mudslide following heavy rains in Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan on Saturday. WORLD NEWS The laser treatments have reduced my pain from a 9-10 to a 1 or 0. I no longer wear a brace and I am able to care for my home, lawn, owers and keep up with my animals. Im beginning to realize these are the Golden Years. 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Page 4 The Sun / Monday, July 9, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Monday, July 9, the 190th day of 2018. There are 175 days left in the year. Today in history On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washingtons troops in New York. On this date In 1816 Argentina declared independence from Spain. In 1850 the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, died after serving only 16 months of his term. (He was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.) In 1918 101 people were killed in a train collision in Nashville, Tennessee. The Distinguished Service Cross was established by an Act of Congress. In 1937 a fire at 20th Century Foxs film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, destroyed most of the studios silent films. In 1951 President Harry S. Truman asked Congress to formally end t he state of war between the United States and Germany. (An official end to the state of war was declared in October 1951.) In 1962 pop artist Andy Warhols exhibit of 32 paintings of Campbells soup cans opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles. In 1982 Pan Am Flight 759, a Boeing 727, crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, shortly after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport, killing all 145 people aboard and eight people on the ground. In 1986 the Att orney Generals Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes. Ten years ago: Citing new DNA tests, prosecutors cleared JonBenet Ramseys parents and brother in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen in Boulder, Colo. Todays birthdays Actor-singer Ed Ames is 91. Actor James Hampton is 82. Actor Brian Dennehy is 80. Actor Richard Roundtree is 76. Singer Dee Dee Kenniebrew (The Crystals) is 73. Author Dean Koontz is 73. Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson is 71. Actor Chris Cooper is 67. TV personality John Tesh is 66. Business executive/TV personality Kevin OLeary (TV: Shark TankŽ) is 64. Rhythm-andblues singer Debbie Sledge (Sister Sledge) is 64. Actress Lisa Banes is 63. Actor Tom Hanks is 62. Singer Marc Almond is 61. Actress Kelly McGillis is 61. Rock singer Jim Kerr (Simple Minds) is 59. Actress-rock singer Courtney Love is 54. Actor David OHara is 53. Actress Pamela Adlon is 52. Rock musician Xavier Muriel is 50. Actor Scott Grimes is 47. Actor Enrique Murciano is 45. Actor-director Fred Savage is 42. Country musician Pat Allingham is 40. Bible verse I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.Ž „ Luke 13:3. Repentance is necessary for salvation to become a reality in our lives. We must forsake sin and self and follow Jesus. BERLIN (AP) „ A group of city counselors in Munich say they want the southern German citys main train station to have a landing pad for flying taxis. Five city council members from the Christian Social Union party submitted a motion Wednesday calling on rail company Deutsche Bahn to consider the space needed for flying taxis in its plans for a future redesign of the station. In their motion, they write that it is to be expected that within a few years technology will have advanced so far that flying taxis can be used to transport people.Ž The party, which has a majority across Bavaria but is in opposition in the state capitals assembly, has recently been championing the idea of flying taxis as a future means of travel.ODD NEWS Munich officials want train station to have air taxi parkingUnited Kingdom, where widespread protests are expected, before he heads to one of his Scottish golf resorts for the weekend. In the run-up to his trip, the president did little to ease European concerns by delivering fresh broadsides against NATO, an intergovernmental military alliance of 29 North American and European countries aimed at countering possible Russian aggression. Ill tell NATO: Youve got to start paying your bills,Ž Trump pledged at a rally last week in Montana in which he bemoaned that Americans were the schmucks that are paying for the whole thing.Ž He then laced into German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will be in attendance in Brussels, complaining about how much the United States put toward Germanys defense: And I said, you know, Angela, I cant guarantee it, but were protecting you, and it means a lot more to you. ... I dont know how much protection we get from protecting you.Ž At the same time, he declared that Putin is “neŽ and that he had been preparing for their summit all my life.Ž Experts fear the trip could produce a repeat of the dynamics from Trumps last trip abroad, when he admonished Group of Seven allied nations at a summit in Canada before heading to Singapore, where he showered praise on one of Americas longeststanding adversaries, North Koreas Kim Jong Un. Trump is expected to continue to press NATO nations to ful“ll their commitments to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense by 2024. Trump has argued that countries not paying their fair share are freeloading off the U.S. and has threatened to stop protecting those he feels pay too little. NATO estimates that 15 members, or just over half, will meet the benchmark by 2024 based on current trends. Trump sent letters to the leaders of several NATO countries ahead of his visit, warning that it would become increasingly dif“cult to justify to American citizens why some countries fail to meet our shared collective security commitments.Ž The ties between the U.S. and many of its longest-standing allies have frayed since Trump took of“ce and put his America “rstŽ agenda into practice. He has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement as well as the Iran nuclear deal, slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and threatened additional tariffs on products like automobiles. Although administration of“cials point to the long-standing alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom, Trumps itinerary will largely keep him out of central London, where signi“cant protests are expected. Instead, a series of events „ a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II „ will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump. Woody Johnson, Trumps ambassador to the U.K., said the president is aware of the planned protests but insisted that Trump appreciates free speechŽ in both countries. The G-7 world leaders meeting in Canada last month ended in tumult when Trump suddenly retracted his endorsement of the groups “nal joint statement after his departure and railed against Trudeau by mid”ight tweet en route to Singapore for his summit with Kim, a meeting that critics said legitimized Kim on the world stage without securing a clear pathway to the denuclearization. The president was willing to offer concessions to Kim without getting anything speci“c or concrete in return,Ž said Jeffrey Rathke, deputy director of the Europe Program at the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and International Studies. He said the decision had sparked kind of a frenzyŽ about what concessions Trump might be willing to offer Putin without NATO signoff. On Putins wish list: an end to U.S. military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of U.S. forces there. The summit also will offer Putin a chance to try to persuade Trump to lift some of the sanctions imposed on Russia over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, its support for separatists “ghting the government in eastern Ukraine and its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump has already met with Putin twice as president, including a meeting on the sidelines of a summit in Germany that stretched for more than two hours. But plans for a full-”edged summit had been delayed amid the FBI and congressional probes into whether Trump campaign aides coordinated with Russia to help Trump win the election. Trump has dismissed those probes as nothing but a witch hunt.ŽNATOFROM PAGE 1rescue effort, was working in a volunteer capacity and died on a mission to place oxygen canisters along the route. But Narongsak said earlier that mild weather and falling water levels in recent days had created optimal conditions for an underwater evacuation. Those conditions wont last if the rain resumes, he said. After the four boys were removed from the cave, heavy rain started falling. Authorities have said the monsoons could cause water to rise in the cave. That along with dwindling oxygen levels, added to the urgency of getting the team out. Earlier efforts to pump water out of the cave have been set back by heavy downpours. Narongsak said Saturday that experts told him new rain could shrink the un”ooded space where the boys are sheltering to just 108 square feet. The next phase of the operation would start Monday after rescue teams replenish the supply of oxygen tanks along the route to ensure the safety of the journey, which takes several hours. On Sunday night, Thai navy SEALs posted a celebratory note on their Facebook page, saying: Have sweet dreams everyone. Good night. Hooyah.Ž The boys and their coach became stranded when they were exploring the cave after a practice game on June 23. Monsoon ”ooding cut off their escape route and prevented rescuers from “nding them for almost 10 days. The ordeal has riveted Thailand and captured the worlds attention. The search and rescue operation has involved dozens of international experts and rescuers, including a U.S. military team. Elon Musks Space X rocket company plans to send a tiny kid-sized submarineŽ in case its needed. A spokesman for Musks Boring Co. tunneling unit, which has four engineers at the cave, said in an email Sunday that Thai of“cials had requested the device and that divers have determined it could potentially help the children through narrow, ”ooded cave passageways. Musk said on Twitter the aluminum sub would be tested until Sunday midafternoon California time before being placed on a 17-hour ”ight to Thailand. He posted a video of a diver testing the device in a pool. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday: The U.S. is working very closely with the Government of Thailand to help get all of the children out of the cave and to safety. Very brave and talented people!Ž To ensure a clear path for getting evacuees to the hospital and to safeguard their privacy, authorities ordered the media to move away from the cave before the boys came out. The boys sounded calm and reassuring in handwritten notes to their families that were made public Saturday. The notes were sent out with divers who made an 11-hour, back-and-forth journey.In a letter of his own, coach Ekapol Chanthawong apologized to the boys parents for the ordeal. To the parents of all the kids, right now the kids are all “ne, the crew are taking good care. I promise I will care for the kids as best as possible. I want to say thanks for all the support and I want to apologize to the parents,Ž he wrote.CAVEFROM PAGE 1plan choices,Ž association president Scott Serota said in a statement. It will undermine Americans access to affordable coverage, particularly those who need medical care the most.Ž Serota noted that the payments are required by law and said he believes the administration has the legal authority to continue making them despite the court cases. He warned of turmoilŽ as insurers “nalize their rates for 2019. Americas Health Insurance Plans, the main health insurance industry trade group, said in a statement that it is very discouragedŽ by the Trump administrations decision to freeze payments. Rumors that the Trump administration would freeze payments were circulating late last week. But the Saturday announcement via email was unusual for such a major step. The administration argued in its announcement that its hands were tied by con”icting court rulings in New Mexico and Massachusetts. Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma said the Trump administration was disappointed by a New Mexico court ruling that questioned the workings of the risk program for insurers. The administration has asked the court to reconsider its ruling, and hopes for a prompt resolution that allows (the government) to prevent more adverse impacts on Americans who receive their insurance in the individual and small group markets,Ž she said. More than 10 million people buy individual health insurance plans through HealthCare. gov and state insurance marketplaces. The vast majority of those customers receives taxpayer subsidies under the Obama-era health law and would be shielded from premium increases next year. The brunt of higher prices would fall on solid middle-class consumers who are not eligible for the income-based subsidies. Many of those are self-employed people and small-business owners, generally seen as a Republican constituency. The latest ObamacareŽ ”are-up does not affect most people with employer coverage.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1 that the group is hoping the unrest will abate enough for them to make it to the airport. Theyre just waiting for things to die down a little bit,Ž Kenny said. About 30 volunteers from a Bradenton, Florida, church were unable to make it to the airport Saturday because of protesters blocking the streets, according to the Bradenton Herald. The group from Woodland Community Church includes about 18 teens, plus ministers and a handful of parents, said Jill Kramer, whose 15-year-old daughter is on the trip. They tried to leave for the airport early Saturday morning but turned back after they encountered protesters. Kramer, who spoke to her daughter by phone, said the group has food, water and safe shelter at the nonpro“t group where they had been working. The mission team, the directors they all decided it just wasnt worth it to go farther,Ž Kramer told the newspaper.HAITIFROM PAGE 1 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) „ The remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl swept over the tiny island of Dominica on Sunday evening as forecasters in the eastern Caribbean warned of the dangers from heavy rains on islands struggling to recover from last years deadly hurricanes. Dominicas government had said it would shut down the water system, while Puerto Ricos governor warned of likely new power outages. People on islands across the region had rushed to stock up on food and water and prepared for possible damaging winds, rains and waves. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said 2 to 3 inches of rain could fall on Dominica, with up to 5 inches possible in spots. Beryl, which had been the Atlantic seasons “rst hurricane, disintegrated as a tropical storm shortly before reaching Dominica. But the hurricane center said it still had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph as it zipped over Dominica moving westnorthwestward at 26 mph. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit warned people to stay alert and respect an island-wide curfew to remain indoors. We have to continue to take the situation very seriously,Ž he said in a public address. Meteorologist Marshall Alexander told The Associated Press that of“cials were worried about people still living with tarps on their roofs after Hurricane Maria slammed into Dominica as a Category 5 storm last year, killing dozens of people. We are in a vulnerable state,Ž he said. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris formed off the Carolinas, and the U.S. hurricane center said it was likely to grow into a hurricane while heading to the northeast, roughly parallel to the coast. It wasnt projected to directly threaten land over the next few days, though forecasters said it could kick up dangerous surf and rip tides. In the Caribbean, a tropical storm watch was up for Dominica and long lines were reported at grocery stores on several islands as people shopped for food and water. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that the island could experience power outages when the storms remnants passed over on Monday. He also urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or one of 24 government shelters that have opened. More than 1,500 power customers remain in the dark more than nine months after Maria, and some 60,000 people still have only tarps for roofs. Im praying for all the brothers who are still living under a plastic roof,Ž said Alfonso Lugo in the southeastern Puerto Rico town of Humacao. Lugo lost his roof and two walls to Maria and was waiting for volunteers to secure his new roof before Beryl. Forecasters said Puerto Rico could see winds of 15 to 25 mph as well as 2 to 3 inches of rain that could cause ”ooding and mudslides.Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl sweeps onto DominicaTropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of the season, was expected to become a hurricane off the Carolinas by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm continued to strengthen Sunday, but stagnated nearly 180 miles the coast of south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to the hurricane center. The storms maximum sustained winds were 50 mph. Forecasters expected Chris to strengthen. Chris will likely remain off the coast of the Carolinas for the next two or three days before heading toward the Northeast on Tuesday, according to the advisory. It was not expected to pose a threat to the U.S., but the storm could impact the east coast of Canada, according to the of“cial weather agencies in both countries. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centers forecast put the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in the probable path of the storm.Tropical Storm Chris expected to intensifyBy SUSANNAH BRYANSUN SENTINELFROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Monday, July 9, 2018 Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Saturdays Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: I was shocked recently when I read an article from a reputable source implying that sooner rather than later (and maybe already), doctors who have a patient who could be treated successfully only with massive doses of antibiotics would be required to allow the patient to die rather than run the risk of creating a generation of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. In other words, one person must die for the sake of many. While I understand the logic of this, I also nd it profoundly disturbing on many levels, and wonder what your comments might be. „ J.F. ANSWER: As physicians, we are obliged to act primarily in the best interests of our patients „ not ourselves, and not society. Therefore, in the case of a patient who would die without the only eective antibiotic, our primary duty would be to use the antibiotic in hopes of saving our patient, recognizing that this may reduce the eectiveness of the antibiotic in the future. Of course, we should take great pains to isolate the patient so that this hypothetical resistant superbug does not get out and spread to other people. This happens in hospitals every day now. Hospitals have systems in place to restrict certain antibiotics to lifethreatening situations when only those antibiotics are eective. This is done to minimize the risk of developing bacteria that are resistant to all our antibiotics. Unfortunately, despite this, there occasionally are times in the hospital when there are no eective antibiotics, and people die because of highly resistant bacteria despite all our best attempts. We would never let someone die because of the possibility of resistance. We would never withhold a potentially useful antibiotic if it was expected to help. This is part of the physician's ethics. DEAR DR. ROACH: Please address a baby boomer health concern: hepatitis C. A television advertisement stated that a blood test can reveal its presence and that there is eective medication to cure it. How does hepatitis C aect a person? „ E.B. ANSWER: Hepatitis C is far more common than most people realize. In the United States, about 1 percent of adults have chronic infection „ that's approximately 3 million people. The number is slightly lower in Canada. About half of people with hepatitis C do not know that they are infected, as it frequently has no symptoms for many years. Because hepatitis C may lead to severe complications „ including cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure and need for transplantation „ identifying people early so that they can be treated has become a priority, especially since new treatments have become available that are eective and have few side eects. You mentioned baby boomers, and they indeed are a high-risk group who should be screened for hepatitis C. (Denitions of "baby boomer" vary, but people born between 1945 and 1965 are recommended for screening.) If that's you, ask your doctor if you have already been screened, and if not, request it. Apart from people born during this time, other people who should be screened for hepatitis C include anyone with HIV infection, anyone on hemodialysis, anyone incarcerated and people from high-risk countries, especially Central and East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Screening is easy and safe: a simple blood test. Finding out that you are negative is a relief. Finding out that you are positive is potentially life-saving.DEAR ABBY: Our son and his ancee are having a destination wedding. My husband and I are hosting a local reception here where we live because we would like our close family and friends to be able to celebrate their wedding. Our problem is, our 24-year-old daughter is an alcoholic who doesn't see her drinking as a problem. She got so drunk at the last family wedding that the police and paramedics had to be called. She's currently on probation because she assaulted a paramedic. My husband does want to include her at the party we are having in our city. Because she is uncontrollable and unpredictable, I do not want her there. My husband thinks he will be able to control her and that it won't "look right" if the sister of the groom is absent. What should we do? „ Mother Of The Groom DEAR MOTHER: Because her behavior is unpredictable, and there is a possibility she will disrupt the reception, she should not attend. What your daughter needs is an intervention, not an invitation. DEAR ABBY: I'm a newlywed, married to an amazing man who also brought me an adorable 5-year-old stepson. Although we married only three months ago, I have been in both of their lives for three years. We recently found out we are expecting, and I am over the moon! My question to you is, while this baby is my rst, he or she is clearly his second. How do I answer when people ask if this is our rst baby? I never thought I would have this dilemma. „ Over The Moon In Las Vegas DEAR OVER THE MOON: If you are asked if this is your rst baby, reply that it is your rst but your husband's second. And when you do, be sure to tell the "asker" how much you would appreciate any advice the person would care to share about infants, and I'm sure you'll get an earful. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is a reply to a letter written by another reader about disposable diapers. „ Heloise "Dear Heloise: In the matter of disposable diapers, I agree 100 percent that throwing disposable diapers on the ground in parking lots is completely disgusting. When I got out of my car today, there was a dirty disposable diaper there on the ground next to my car. "Here in California, plastic bags have been banned because they were ying all over. I would like to see disposable diapers banned as well. I raised four children in cloth diapers, and it was far less expensive than using disposable ones." „ S. Dawson, Fullerton, Calif. Dear Readers: Here are uses for extra twist-ties: Bundle cords together. Organize loose keys. Secure climbing vines to a fence or railing. Hold stitches when knitting.„ HeloiseDoctors have an ethical obligation to put patients rst Mother wants her alcoholic daughter away from party A disposable diapers banHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby


Page 6 The Sun / Monday, July 9, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). Does it feel as if someone is pushing you from behind? Thats you. But its weird, because youre also the one digging in your heels because you want to stand your ground. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Laughter is, at its very roots, a social response. We laugh to support one another. However, not everyone gets the joke. So, if you nd yourself laughing alone, it doesnt necessarily mean its not funny. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Criticism isnt going to work for anyone who uses it as a tool. Its a blunt tool, for starters. Secondly, it puts the other person on the defensive and makes the person more apt to ght than learn. If instead of criticism you oer solutions, youll be golden. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Though its immature and intolerant to expect everyone to have the same moral code, you do expect people to uphold whichever moral code they have chosen. You accept dierences, but not hypocrisy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes people agree with you but they still present a contrary opinion. Maybe they want your attention. Maybe its their way of being playful. Just because youre invited to the argument doesnt mean you have to attend. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Dont be quick to dismiss the endeavor that looks dicult. The best things are won through work. Its not a coincidence. Its the work that makes them the best things. Process lls things with life and gives them their value. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you sacrice your health to make money, youll have to sacrice your money to regain your health. Put safety rst and then health. Well-being of other sorts, including nancial, will follow. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To be in agreement with others may feel the most comfortable, but its neither the best nor the only way to coexist peaceably. Its a tolerance of diversity that makes the group stronger and more peaceful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whats won through trial may not be won fair and square, but its ocial, and the verdict will stick. Once its handed down, it will be a useless eort to retry. Move on to better things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Opinions and beliefs will change with the times. Youve experienced this a lot already, and you will continue to adapt beautifully to new places and circumstances. Thats why you accept your friends change of heart. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Prestige is an abstract, collective impression that would be foolish to value over the more tangible aspects of daily experience. No good will come of a thing that is prestigious but makes your life stressful. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Enjoying the talents of others will aggravate something in you „ a desire to pursue your own talents with more commitment and fervor. Work hard until your abilities match your ambition. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 9). The love you give will double up on the return. Theres no greater feeling than the overwhelm that comes with this exponential emotional equation! Excellent communication makes this possible. Youll actively work on being more eective in this regard. Listening and observing well will make all parts of your life better. Aquarius and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 27, 11, 24 and 17. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau


The Sun /Monday, July 9, 2018 Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley


Page 8 The Sun / Monday, July 9, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT NEWSNEW YORK „ Despite its heroes diminutive size, Ant-Man and the WaspŽ opened with typical Marvel might at the box of“ce, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Ant-ManŽ sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America. The 20th “lm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe „ and the 20th to debut No. 1 at the box of“ce „ Ant-Man and the WaspŽ comes on the heels of two mammoth Marvel successes this year: Black PantherŽ and Avengers: In“nity War.Ž While the “rst AntMan,Ž starring Paul Rudd, had a rocky road to release due to a late director change, the rollout of the sequel, directed by Peyton Reed, was smoother. Cathleen Taff, head of distribution for Disney, credited a marketing campaign that played up the “lm as a more modest, funny and light-hearted change-of-pace for Marvel following the grandiosity of In“nity War.Ž It came in at the high end of our range and de“nitely sized-up the sequel,Ž said Taff. Ant-Man and the Wasp,Ž with a reported production budget of about $160 million, may have performed well enough to “rmly establish its place among Marvels more main-line superheroes. Reviews were good (86 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences gave it an A-minus CinemaScore. Ticket sales overseas added another $85 million. Be“tting the summer season, the weekends top “ve “lms were all sequels. The weekends other new wide release was Blumhouse Productions First Purge,Ž the fourth “lm in the low-budget horror franchise about an annual 12-hour period of lawlessness. With July 4th falling on a Wednesday and thus depriving Hollywood of a holiday weekend, Universal opted to release First PurgeŽ on Wednesday, while Ant-ManŽ waited for the customary Thursday night previews. First PurgeŽ debuted with $32 million over the “ve-day frame, and $18.5 million for the weekend. Particularly following 2016s The Purge: Election Year,Ž the franchise has made satirical jabs at social commentary. First Purge,Ž a Staten Island-set prequel, focuses on the rituals origins as a method of culling minorities. Blumhouse just continues to overdeliver for us,Ž said Jim Orr, distribution chief for Blumhouses distribution partner, Universal. The Purge franchise continually comments on issues that are current in society, obviously through a kind of dark and distorted lens. Tying it to the July Fourth holiday made a lot of sense.Ž Some Los Angeles theaters overperformed, executives said, likely due to those seeking air conditioning during the Southern California heat wave. But whether due to travelor weather-related reasons, nationwide ticket sales were unexpectedly soft on Saturday. The weekend was about 10 percent off the pace of the same weekend last year, when SpiderMan: HomecomingŽ opened, according to comScore. But the summer box of“ce overall, up 13.5 percent from last year, remains robust. The “lms that trailed Ant-ManŽ hit their own milestones. Disneys Incredibles 2Ž passed Finding DoryŽ to become Pixars top-grossing “lm domestically, not accounting for in”ation. It earned $29 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its domestic total to $504 million and its worldwide haul to $773 million. With $28.6 million in its third weekend, Universals Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomŽ crossed $1 billion worldwide. Its done especially well internationally, which has made up 69 percent of the dinosaur sequels global footprint. As a clear alternative to the multiplex offerings, the Mister RogersŽ documentary Wont You Be My NeighborŽ continued to perform as an art-house sensation. Ranking ninth for the weekend (in between TagŽ and Deadpool 2Ž), the Focus Features release earned $2.6 million in 893 theaters over the weekend. With $12.4 million in “ve weeks, its the years top documentary at the box of“ce, edging out the Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc RBG.Ž Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic “gures will be released Monday. 1. Ant-Man and the Wasp,Ž $76 million. 2. Incredibles 2,Ž $29 million. 3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,Ž $28.6 million. 4. The First Purge,Ž $17.2 million. 5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado,Ž $7.3 million. 6. Uncle Drew,Ž $6.6 million. 7. Oceans 8,Ž $5.3 million. 8. Tag,Ž $3.1 million. 9. Wont You Be My Neighbor,Ž $2.6 million. 10. Deadpool 2,Ž $1.7 million.Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzes to $76 million debutBy JAKE COYLEAP FILM WRITER DISNEY/MARVEL STUDIOS VIA APThis image released by Marvel Studios shows a scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp.Ž ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. „ Elvis Presleys Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their “rst tour of America, Bruce Springsteens sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jacksons famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic Citys new Hard Rock casino. There are out“ts worn by Lady Gaga, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and shoes from Elton John, Buddy Holly and Gene Simmons of Kiss „ if dragon-scale boots count as shoes. Guitars in all shapes, sizes and colors, including ones played by Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Slash, are there, too. When the Hard Rock opened June 28 in what used to be the Trump Taj Mahal, the casino opened in 1990 by Donald Trump, it brought with it a large display of items from what it calls the worlds largest collection of music memorabilia. At the front entrance is the cream-colored Rolls that Elvis used to pick up the Beatles from the airport in Los Angeles, surrounded by mannequins wearing the similarly hued collarless suits in which the Beatles used to perform in the early days. Alongside is a vintage Springsteen stage out“t. A glass display case includes autographs from all four Beatles, from Jimi Hendrix and his bandmates, sunglasses and bowties worn by Roy Orbison, and a piece of junk mail delivered to Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (with his last name spelled wrong) advising him he might already be a winner in a publishing sweepstakes. Theres a state of New Jersey accident report involving Springsteen, a purple guitar played by Prince, and John Lennons handwritten lyrics to ImagineŽ on a fading piece of white lined paper. Then theres The Glove, the iconic sparkly hand covering Michael Jackson made famous in his videos and concerts. It was donated to Hard Rock in London by Jackson himself, said Hard Rocks director of memorabilia. The company obtains its music memorabilia in a variety of ways, including direct donations by artists or purchases at auctions. Sometimes Hard Rock will make a donation to an artists charity in return for a piece of memorabilia, he said. An upstairs room is devoted to New Jersey artists including Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Debbie Harry of Blondie (it includes her handwritten lyrics to DreamingŽ scrawled around a poster of herself), as well as Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston and the famous Stone Pony rock club. Still to arrive at the Atlantic City Hard Rock are items including a Hendrix guitar, Frank Sinatras piano, and the shoe-shine chair that James Brown used as a 12-year-old.Elvis, Beatles memorabilia on display at Hard RockBy WAYNE PARRYASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOThis July5 photo shows the guitar played by a Bon Jovi guitarist at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. USA TODAY BESTSELLERS1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. All We Ever WantedŽ by Emily Griffin (Ballantine) 3. The Woman in the WindowŽ by A. J. 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As a spy thriller, Safe HousesŽ eschews high-tech gadgets to concentrate on the emotional and physical peril of undercover work. As a mystery, it quickly becomes a family drama. The novel moves seamlessly between West Berlin in 1979 and a small town in Marylands Eastern Shore during 2014 as it explores the life and death of Helen Abell Shoat. In 1979, Helen Abell is a bright but inexperienced 23-yearold working for the CIA. Like many other women at the CIA during this period, Helen is relegated to a low-level position where she deals with sexism and disrespect. Shes taken a menial assignment „ maintaining the upkeep of the four safe housesŽ scattered around Berlin „ and made it a vital job. At one of the houses, Helen makes a life-long enemy of a higher-ranking of“cer, Kevin Gilley, when she interrupts him assaulting a young German woman, whose body is found a week later. Helen launches a clandestine investigation and soon learns that Kevin has a history of abusing young female agents, secure in the knowledge that male management will protect him. In 2014, Helen Shoat has been living a quiet life on a farm with her husband, Tarrant, when the couple is shot to death in their sleep. The likely suspect is their mentally challenged son, Willard. But the couples daughter, Anna, who knows nothing about her mothers past, doesnt believe her brother could commit such a murder. As the details of the two eras are revealed, Safe HousesŽ soon has multiple meanings. Fesperman supplies plenty of tense scenes, especially during Helens younger years, but his af“nity for character studies is the novels driving force. Kevins violence toward women is coupled with the dangerous power he wields as he moves up in the CIA. While Kevin is a villain, his characterization doesnt go over the top. The younger Helen is a fully formed character, intelligent, strong and just learning her limitations. The older Helen is more of a shadow until Anna begins to ”esh out her mothers life. Safe HousesŽ is a superior thriller „ both on the international and domestic front.Review: Safe Houses is superior thrillerBy OLINE H. COGDILLASSOCIATED PRESSNEW ORLEANS (AP) „ Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate Ladies FirstŽ and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festivals main stage Saturday and was joined „ to the delight of the crowd „ by hip-hop legends MC Lyte, Yo-Yo, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott and Monie Love as well as rapper Remy Ma and R&B singer Brandy. She also entertained the audience with her vocal skills, showcasing her love of jazz with a rendition of Phoebe Snows Poetry Man,Ž which she dedicated to her mother, who died this year of a heart condition. During her set inside one of the events Superlounges „ intimate club-like spaces set up in the Superdomes cavernous halls „ Ambrosius gave the audience a taste of her hits Far AwayŽ and Late Nights & Early MorningsŽ as well as songs from her new album, Nyla,Ž named after her 1-year-old daughter and scheduled for release in September. The festival closes Sunday with a much anticipated performance by megastar Janet Jackson. Others scheduled to perform Sunday include Fantasia and a New Jack Swing reunion featuring Teddy Riley, SWV, Blackstreet and Guy.Hip-hop legends at Essence AP PHOTOQueen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, in New Orleans. KNOPF VIA AP


Monday, July 9, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsMLB: RaysFirst Rays All-Star revealed: Kevin CashBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesRays manager Kevin Cash has been chosen as a coach for the American League team in the July 17 All-Star Game in Washington. Cash was picked by Astros/ AL manager A.J. Hinch, who he has become close with. This is the second straight year Cash has been selected, picked last year by Cleveland manager Terry Francona, for whom he used to work. Hinch made the announcement in Houston today, adding his reasoning, pers Brian McTaggart: I joked with him, hes got a ton of experience handling nine pitchers a game.Ž Player selections will be revealed tonight. The Rays are hoping to have at least two players chosen … C Wilson Ramos and LHP Blake Snell.TIMESRays manager Kevin Cash is headed to the All-Star game as a coach for the second straight year. MLB: Rays 9, Mets 0Sharp Eovaldi takes no-hitter into 7th versus Mets By MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesNEW YORK … Rays righthander Nathan Eovaldi insisted he doesnt pay any attention to trade rumors or the number of scouts in the stands. But, as one of the potentially more intriguing starters on the market, he sure put on a show over seven innings Sunday in a 9-0 win over the Mets. Eovaldi retired the first 18 Mets in order then allowed the only hit, a Brandon Nimmo single leading off the seventh, during his spectacular outing. He struck out nine, to go with the one hit and no walks, throwing 59 of his 79 pitches for strikes. Andrew Kittredge worked the final two innings. Eovaldi matched the second longest bid for a perfect game in Rays history. Only Chris Archer, who retired the first 19 in a July 29, 2015, game against Detroit, came closer, by one out. Eovaldi had been similarly dominant earlier this season, and became the first Rays pitcher to twice throw at least six no-hit innings in the same season. In his May 30 season debut at Oakland, having recovered from arthroscopic elbow surgery after completing his rehab from August 2016 Tommy John elbow surgery, Eovaldi threw six no-hit innings and walked one but was taken out of the game after 70 pitches. Two starts ago, on June 26 against the Nationals, Eovaldi retired the first nine and took a no-hitter two outs into the sixth before allowing a double to Bryce Harper. (That was the day after teammate Blake Snell didnt allow a hit until the seventh.) Among teams with scouts at Sundays game (not all necessarily to watch Eovaldi were the Braves, Brewers, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Giants and Yankees. Also, the Reds and Marlins. The Rays (45-44) gave Eovaldi plenty of support Sunday, starting with a three-run lead before he even took the mound. With Joey Wendle and Jake Bauers on base with AP PHOTORays starter Nathan Eovaldi was on his game Sunday vs. the Mets. SEE RAYS, 3By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. „ Erik Jones created so much smoke during his burnout that he had trouble breathing afterward. His first career Cup victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway was a needed breath of fresh air in a sport that has failed to see a supposed bumper crop of young talent emerge as bona fide stars. The 22-year-old Jones had his motorcoach wrapped in toilet paper as a prank and awoke to a steady string of congratulatory tweets ranging from Kyle Busch to Dale Earnhardt Jr. The feel-good, first-time win gave the sport a vital bump as it capped the official first half of the season. The question lingers: Is this a sign that perhaps the so-called Young GunsŽ are poised to break through over the final 18 races, or was this just an aberration as Jones became the latest benefactor to survive the wild wrecks that litter Daytona? When the smoke finally cleared around Jones No. 20 Toyota, this much was still clear „ Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. remained the only three drivers in the rarefied air of legitimate championship contenders. How many more wins can they get, playoff points can they get?Ž asked Earnhardt, now an NBC broadcaster. Will anybody get in there and join the conversation?Ž Led by five wins each from Busch and Harvick, the trio have combined for 13 wins over the first 18 points races. All three have been the class of the field. All three are former Cup champions. Can any driver stop one from The Big 3 to ultimately claim the crown? Asked if Jones victory was a momentum-builder for the next generation, third-place finisher AJ Allmendinger cracked, One of those three are going to win next week, so I dont know.Ž Jones, who joined Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon as winners at the track this season who only led the AUTO RACING: NASCARNASCARs Cup Series a three-car race? By JAMES ELLINGWORTHAssociated PressSOCHI, Russia „ Croatia was there at Englands lowest ebb this century in international soccer, and itll be there as the English team tries to peak. For many England supporters, the 3-2 loss to Croatia in November 2007 was a national embarrassment. Coach Steve McClarens tactics floundered as he clutched an umbrella in pouring rain on the sidelines at Wembley, and he was dubbed the Wally with the brollyŽ following the loss that meant England failed to qualify for Euro 2008. A decade later a young, vibrant team has earned England a spot in the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 28 years and it will face Croatia again. The euphoria on the streets of London was matched in Zagreb, where Croats celebrated their countrys best World Cup run since 1998. We respect them and I think they respect SOCCER: World CupPlaying Croatia in semi“ nal is a harsh reminder for England SEE SOCCER, 3 SEE NASCAR, 3By JAY COHENAssociated PressMike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts form a dream outfield for the AL. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer make up a not-so-gracious welcome committee for the NL. Power in the center of power. A capital-sized All-Star Game. Baseball unveiled the rosters for its midsummer showcase on Sunday night, featuring an imposing lineup for the American League and Harper in his usual spot at his home ballpark in Washington. Trout is working on perhaps the best season of his stellar career with the Los Angeles Angels. Judge has 25 homers and 58 RBIs for the New York Yankees, and Betts is batting .342 with 22 homers for the major league-leading Boston Red Sox. But thats just the beginning for the AL. Houston Astros second baseman and reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve led the fan balloting with 4.8 million votes. Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado will make the short trip down to D.C. for the July 17 game with speculation increasing about his future ahead of the trade deadline. Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez and Tampa Bay Rays catcher MLB: All-Star rostersTrout leads stellar AL out“ eld for All-Star GameSEE ALL-STAR, 3AP PHOTOLos Angeles Angels Mike Trout, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game. INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | NBA 2 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | World Cup 6 Woods versus Mickelson is fake sports, but still a must watch. Page 2


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Mets 7 p.m. ESPN „ Washington at Pittsburgh 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at San Francisco OR L.A. Dodgers at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPNU „ Summer League, New Orleans vs. Detroit, at Las Vegas 3:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Toronto vs. Oklahoma City, at Las Vegas 5 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Indiana vs. Cleveland, at Las Vegas 5:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Washington vs. Philadelphia, at Las Vegas 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Summer League, Charlotte vs. Boston, at Las Vegas 7:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Golden State vs. Dallas, at Las Vegas 9 p.m. ESPNU „ Summer League, Milwaukee vs. Denver, at Las Vegas 9:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, Orlando vs. Phoenix, at Las Vegas 11 p.m. ESPNU „ Summer League, Brooklyn vs. Minnesota, at Las Vegas 11:30 p.m. NBA „ Summer League, L.A. Clippers vs. Houston, at Las Vegas TENNIS 7 a.m. ESPN „ Wimbledon Championships, Round of 16 (Centre Court), at London ESPN2 „ Wimbledon Championships, Round of 16SPORTS ON TV Staff reportsHow quickly things can change. The Stone Crabs started strong scoring in the 1st inning, and held a 2-1 lead through the first four frames. However, things would shift markedly in the 5th inning, altering the outcome of the game as Charlotte fell to Clearwater 8-3 Sunday afternoon at Spectrum Field. The Stone Crabs only managed five hits, including two doubles, one by Florida State League all-star Miles Mastrobuoni and the other by left fielder David Olmedo-Barrera. It was Mastrobuoni's extra-base hit that delivered the first Stone Crabs run, plating fellow FSL all-star Lucius Fox in the game's first frame. The Stone Crabs would have a fleetin g one run advantage, adding a run in the 4th inning. David Olmedo-Barrera delivered Charlotte's second run, grounding out, allowing center fielder Jake Fraley to score. The Threshers would answer back, chasing Stone Crabs starter Blake Bivens, with a 3-run fifth inning. Clearwater would continue their offensive juggernaut against Charlotte reliever Hunter Schryver. Charlotte would answer with a run in the 7th inning, a sacrifice fly to center field by Robbie Tenerowicz, scoring Olmedo-Barrera. Clearwater scored 2-runs in the 8th inning off of Stone Crabs reliever Trevor Charpie. Bivens, whose record fell to 5-2, worked 4.2 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, while walking one and striking out three. MILB: CLEARWATER 8, STONE CRABS 3Threshers thrash Crabs By JOHN RABYAssociated PressWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. „ Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour. Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday. The 34-year-old Nas only previous tour win came in Las Vegas in October 2011. I wasnt sure if it was going to come again. I was hoping it would „ sooner than later,Ž Na said. Ive been close so many times, failed so many times.Ž Hes had three dozen top-10 finishes since that last win and showed signs earlier this year that reaching the top again was still well within reach. He tied for second at the Genesis Open in January, two shots behind Bubba Watson. In late May he shot 61 in the first round of the Fort Worth Invitational to match the course record and finished fourth. Starting Sundays round one stroke behind co-leaders Harold Varner and Kelly Kraft, Na birdied six of his first 10 holes to open a big lead on the Old White TPC, and he cruised from there. The only blemish on his card was a bogey on the par-4 11th after driving into the rough. Na finished at 19-under 261 and picked up the $1.31 million winners paycheck. He improved 40 spots to No. 18 in the FedEx Cup standings. Kraft shot 70 and finished second at 14 under. Brandt Snedeker (64) and Jason Kokrak (67) tied for third at 13 under. Na was one shot behind co-leaders Kraft and Harold Varner to begin the day. His birdie stretch included making putts of 24, 33 and 43 feet. My putter got hot,Ž Na said. The first day the putter felt awful, and (then) it just clicked. Every time I got over the ball it felt great, and everything felt like it was going in.Ž By the time he strolled up to the 18th green, Na was at ease, relaying his love to his wife and young daughter toward a TV camera. He cried during a television interview after the round as he relayed a message in Korean to his overseas fans. I didnt want to leave the Korean fans out,Ž Na said. The only drama down the stretch was who would pick up the last of the tournaments four qualifying spots to the British Open in two weeks. Na had already earned a spot. Varner needed to make a birdie putt on either No. 17 or 18 to get there, but he parred both holes. That gave the final spot to Austin Cook. Kraft, Kokrak and Snedeker were the other qualifiers. The leading four players not already exempt from the top-12 finishers qualified. Kraft said his first British Open bid helped take away some of the sting of losing the lead Sunday.Obviously, I would have loved to win after leading coming into today, but, you know, sometimes you run into a guy that makes a lot of putts,Ž Kraft said. No third-round leader has gone on to win the tournament since its debut in 2010. Varner shot 72 and finished tied for fifth at 12 under along with Cook (66), Joaquin Niemann (64), Sam Saunders (70) and Joel Dahmen (69). The 19-year-old Niemann already has four top-10 finishes in eight events this season and has secured special temporary membership on tour. Defending champion Xander Schauffele, who was one shot behind when the round started, bogeyed five of his first six holes. He shot 75 and finished 11 shots back.GOLF: GreenbrierKevin Na wins by 5 shots in West Virginia for 2nd tour winAP PHOTOKevin Na holds the trophy after winning the Military Tribute PGA Tour Golf Tournament at the Greenbrier. By MARTIN FENNELLYTampa Bay TimesFirst, lets get the ground rules out of the way. The champions dinner will be held at Perkins. And under no circumstance may a player strike more than one (1) still-rolling putt per 18 holes. And one more thing: Ill watch. Tiger versus Lefty, $10 million, winner take all, loser rakes the sand traps. Thats the proposal, and despite that it comes about 10 years too late „ when Tiger Woods was astride the golf world and Phil Mickelson wasnt so bad himself „ it still works for me. Put it this way: Their in-the-works Las Vegas showdown, two legends head-to-head, beats the heck out of the John Deere Classic. Hey, you watch Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka. Yes, its fake sports. Yes, its contrived. And, no, it isnt their $10 million. Both these men are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The loser of this wacky event will not have to choose between paying the electric or cable next month. Also: Ill watch. It says something about golf that for all its talk about next big things and youth, it still will fall back on its reliable, ancient and even fallen stars. Its not alone among sports. But no sport looks more ageless than golf. Why do old guys still make gobs of money playing on the senior tour? Id still pay to watch Jack Nicklaus knock it around. Star power matters, which brings us back to Tiger and Lefty. Clearly, Mickelson has more to gain in the matchup, especially after his clown act at this years U.S. Open, his childish run-andswipe at his runaway putt. Plus, Woods leads in majors (14-5) and wins (79-43). But its not as if Woods wouldnt benefit, too. Think he couldnt use some positive public relations? Woods and Mickelson have been paired pitifully few times during their careers. Jack and Arnie used to throw down all the time at majors. And this would answer all those what-ifs. We all have them. I know I do. Like, how would Babe Ruth have hit against Sandy Koufax? What about LeBron versus Jordan, one-on-one? Or Secretariat versus Seabiscuit? Try to tell me you wouldnt watch a Tiger-Lefty desert duel. Woods long game against Mickelsons short game. Both with galleries to back them up. I still wish Woods and Mickelson were the ones putting up the $10 million. And maybe they should be allowed one stroke a round to knock the other guys putt away from the hole. Maybe not. Too much circus. This will be enough of one as it is. And theres this: Ill watch. Contact Martin Fennelly at mfennelly@ Follow @mjfennelly.GOLF: Tiger vs. PhilSure, Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson is fake sports, but its must-seeAP PHOTOPhil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods are planning a head-to-head $10 million winner-take-all match at what Mickelson says is a date being worked on.


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Joe Gibbs Racing thought so highly of his talent that it gave 2004 Cup champ Matt Kenseth the boot to make room for Jones. Regardless of who Im replacing or where Im driving, you want to win races, and you want to be a winner,Ž Jones said. You dont want to be riding around.Ž It only seems like 35 other drivers have been riding around all season trying to play catch-up to Busch, Harvick and Truex. But the first step toward a title is making the playoffs. With eight races left before the field is set, only eight drivers have clinched the automatic playoff spot earned with a win. Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Dillon, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman held the final eight spots on Sunday „ an order sure to become jumbled after next weeks race at Kentucky Speedway. You know, the track where Truex is the defending race winner. So it goes, 18 up, 18 ahead. Heres what to watch for in the second half of the NASCAR season: THE BIG 4? Should Busch, Harvick and Truex advance to the championship finale at Homestead „ and its certainly no lock all three qualify „ who would join them as the fourth driver to race for the title? Bowyer has two wins and has continued to enjoy a career rebirth at Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR has dominated this season with Harvick, Bowyer and Kurt Busch regular contenders and Almirola, in his first season as Danica Patricks replacement in the No. 10 Ford, has proved it was the driver and not the car that was the weak link in the top team in NASCAR. Logano (one win) and Hamlin (winless) have come oh-so-close before to winning the title, and an Elliott championship would link todays fans with the old-school loyalists who loved rooting for his dad, AwesomeŽ Bill Elliott.Blame ChevyRemember 2007 when Chevrolets won 26 of 36 races? Yeah, well, neither does Chevy in a shortterm memory sport as its mired in its worst slump since the 1980s. Chevrolet extended its winless streak to 17 races, its longest since a 31-race drought in 1981-82. Bowmans pole and Dillons win at the Daytona 500 remain the lone highlight of the season. The American manufacturer replaced the maligned Chevrolet SS with the Camaro this year and it hasnt mattered. Chevy won 13 consecutive manufacturer championships in the premier Cup Series between 2003 and 2015. But Toyota and Ford have clearly closed the gap. It has to pain the company to see SHR zip into a new stratosphere after it dumped Chevy for Ford in 2017.Hendrick slumpChevys woes are intricately connected to the winless season at Hendrick Motorsports. Sure, growing pains were expected as HMS had to replace retired stars Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, and former Brickyard 400 champ Kasey Kahne over the last four years. But Elliott, Bowman and rookie William Byron are all not only winless this season „ theyre 0 for their careers. Not even Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champion, has steadied the ship. Hes stuck in the longest losing streak of his career (39 races) and has just two topfives this season. Lowes, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced it was cutting ties with Johnson at the end of the season, and that guarantees a new sponsor on the hood of the No. 48 Chevy in 2019. Johnson needs checkered flags and checks „ pretty heady stuff for any driver, no matter the resume. Thats a story line in itself is how and when theyll return to their past performance and glory,Ž Earnhardt said.Young gunsWhen an ISC executive pinned part of the blame on NASCARs woes „ TV ratings and attendance are still in the tank „ on the failure of young talent to become stars, the under-25 crew fired back and said enough was enough with the criticism. Jones win was a step in silencing the doubters. But the point stands„ for NASCAR to try and grow its fan base, its time for Elliott, Blaney, Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr. to get it together and make their marks on the track instead of social,Ž said Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, who has played in England since 2013. Were two great teams and it will be a great challenge for us and for them, so lets see who will be better.Ž Lovren is the only player in Croatias World Cup squiad who is currently with an English club, although his teammates Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka both previously played for Tottenham, and forward Andrej Kramaric was formerly at Leicester City. England beat Croatia 4-1 and 5-1 in their last two meetings, World Cup qualifiers in 2008 and 2009, but the abiding memory for England fans remains that defeat in 2007. Davor Suker, a star of the Croatian team that reached the 1998 World Cup semifinals and president of the national football federation, tried to play down the grudge factor ahead of Wednesdays semifinal match in Moscow. Not revenge, its football,Ž he said, adding that he wished Croatia was facing a weaker England team. What I would like, England from before, but now England is very strong. We will respect this team.Ž England won the 1966 World Cup but hasnt returned to the final of the sports marquee event. In the semifinals in 1990, West Germany advanced on penalties over England. Suker said England coach Gareth Southgate has built a team of hungryŽ players motivated to win for their country and not distracted by the trappings of fame. You know, the coach, what he has, football comes home,Ž Suker said, referencing Englands Three LionsŽ song. Its the hungry players, you see,Ž Suker said, explaining that cash and fast cars cant compare for players with competing for the biggest title. Just 11 against 11 warriors and thats playing in the World Cup.Žone out, C.J. Cron, who was a late add to the lineup as the result of Kevin Kiemaiers back tightness, crushing a ball into 439 feet to left and into the second deck for his career high 17th homer of the season, and his first since June 19. They added on from there. They got two in the third on hits by Bauers, Daniel Robertson and Mallex Smith (who would leave later with leg cramps). Another in the fifth on two walks and an infield single by Eovaldi. Then solo homers by Bauers (in the sixth) and Wendle (eighth). The Rays headed back to Tampa after Sundays game, waiting for news on who will join manager Kevin Cash, who was appointed a coach, on the American League All-Star team, and to open a quick threegame homestand against Detroit. Marc Topkin can be reached at mtopkin@ Follow @TBTimes_RaysRAYSFrom Page 1NASCARFrom Page 1SOCCERFrom Page 1 Wilson Ramos round out the ALs starting lineup. Harper was voted a starter for the fourth straight year. The slugger, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is batting just .218 for the disappointing Nationals, but he has 21 homers and 50 RBIs. Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp will join Harper in the NL outfield. Markakis has been a key performer for the surprising Atlanta Braves and made it for the first time in 13 major league seasons. Kemps return to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been a smashing success. The Chicago Cubs will have two starters after catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez each won a close race at their position in fan balloting. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford round out the NL starting lineup. Scherzer was selected for the sixth time. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 11-5 with a 2.33 ERA and could get the start in his home ballpark.ALL-STARFrom Page 1


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Knappc400001.222 Hoskinslf301001.256 Herreracf301012.281 C.Santana1b400001.219 Williamsrf311101.240 LeiterJr.p000000.000 Davisp000000.000 b-Hernandezph100001.266 Kingeryss400002.232 Valentin2b300001.190 Franco3b301001.269 Andersonp100001.000 Altherrrf100000.176 Totals30141112 PittsburghABRHBIBBSOAvg. Bell1b401100.250 Martecf402002.278 Dickersonlf401000.308 Moran3b300010.258 Cervellic311010.258 Meadowsrf411001.297 Harrison2b401100.260 Mercerss411002.245 Kinghamp211201.077 a-Luplowph100000.500 E.Santanap000000--Crickp000000--Vazquezp000000.000 Totals3349426 PHILADELPHIA000100000„141 PITTSBURGH01030000X„490 a-groundedoutforKinghaminthe6th. b-struckoutforDavisinthe9th. E„Anderson(1).LOB„Philadelphia6, Pittsburgh7.2B„Bell(19),Cervelli(8), Kingham(1).HR„Williams(11),off Kingham.RBIs„Williams(30),Bell(42), Harrison(22),Kingham2(2).SB„Marte (22),Dickerson(5),Cervelli(1),Mercer(1). S„Anderson. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia3(Knapp,Herrera, Kingery)Pittsburgh5(Marte,Moran, Meadows,Mercer,Kingham).RISP„ Philadelphia0for8Pittsburgh3for13. Runnersmovedup„Knapp,Cervelli. GIDP„Cervelli. DP„Philadelphia1(Valentin,Kingery, C.Santana). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,L,0-158 441494 7.20 LeiterJr.21 000123 3.09 Davis10001115 3.72 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Kingham,W,3-464 111584 4.26 E.Santana,H,810 000213 3.49 Crick,H,610 000213 2.18 Vazqz,S,18-22100003153.38 HBP„Kingham(Hoskins),E.Santana (Valentin). PB„Cervelli(3).ATHLETICS6,INDIANS0OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Fowlercf502102.260 Canhalf512102.267 Lowrie2b511102.290 K.Davisdh513101.248 Olson1b301021.240 Piscottyrf511202.251 Chapman3b411001.256 Semienss401001.249 Phegleyc310010.219 TOTALS396126312 CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss400001.298 Brantleydh400001.306 Ramirez3b401000.292 Encarnacion1b302010.232 Guyerrf101010.168 a-Naquinph-rf200002.260 R.Davislf400000.250 Perezc300012.141 Gonzalez2b401001.279 Allencf400001.212 TOTALS3305038 OAKLAND110002110„6121 CLEVELAND000000000„050 a-struckoutforGuyerinthe6th. E„Lowrie(2).LOB„Oakland9,Cleveland 9.2B„K.Davis2(18),Chapman(15),Guyer (6).HR„Piscotty(9),offBieberLowrie(16), offOtero.RBIs„Fowler(20),Canha(34), Lowrie(62),K.Davis(59),Piscotty2(40). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson,W,1-253 002396 5.75 Petit21 000328 3.63 Buchter10 001116 2.16 Pagan11 000113 3.58 CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPER A Bieber,L,4-168 441798 3.47 Otero.22 110215 5.67 Rzepczynski00 001077.71 McAllister1.12 111128 5.70 Tomlin10 000218 6.75 Andersonpitchedto1batterinthe6th. Rzepczynskipitchedto1batterinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Petit1-0, Rzepczynski1-0,McAllister2-0. Umpires„Home,EricCooperFirst,Gary CederstromSecond,SeanBarberThird,Stu Scheurwater. T„3:04.A„27,125(35,225).YANKEES2,BLUEJAYS1,10INN.NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gardnercf501100.253 Judgedh412011.280 Stantonrf502001.267 Andujar3b400101.276 Gregoriusss401000.252 Frazierlf300012.280 Drury2b401000.195 Walker1b000000.185 Bird1b301001.202 2-Wadepr-2b010000.086 Rominec301002.275 TOTALS3529228 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandezlf501001.258 Solarte3b500000.250 Smoak1b402000.241 Moralesdh412101.243 1-Diazpr-dh000000.239 Pillarcf400002.243 Martinc300010.172 Grichukrf300012.203 GurrielJr.ss401001.228 Travis2b300002.228 a-Grandersonph100001.246 TOTALS36161210 NEWYORK1000000001„291 TORONTO0000010000„160 a-struckoutforTravisinthe10th. 1-ranforMoralesinthe8th.2-ranforBird inthe10th. E„Bird(1).LOB„NewYork7,Toronto7. 2B„Stanton(17),Smoak(23),GurrielJr. (2).HR„Morales(10),offGerman.RBIs„ Gardner(25),Andujar(39),Morales(28). CS„Diaz(3).S„Romine. Runnersleftinscoringposition„NewYork 3(Gardner,Stanton,Gregorius)Toronto 5(Solarte,Smoak,Morales,GurrielJr.2). RISP„NewYork1for8Toronto0for6. Runnersmovedup„Andujar,Solarte.GIDP„ Stanton2,Drury. DP„Toronto3(GurrielJr.,Travis,Smoak), (Solarte,Travis,Smoak),(GurrielJr.,Travis, Smoak). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA German64 1125100 5.06 Warren22000341 1.93 Green,W,5-110 000111 1.91 Robertson,S,2-610 000112 3.35 TORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Borucki7711251072.25 Oh210001203.00 Clippard,L,4-311 110220 3.16 HBP„Clippard(Bird).RANGERS3,TIGERS0TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh501000.293 Profarss511100.247 Mazararf100030.269 Beltre3b401002.295 Odor2b301010.236 Gallolf310011.188 Kiner-Falefac411000.254 Guzman1b403101.255 Toccicf400003.061 TOTALS3338257 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jonescf401003.220 Candelario3b400002.228 Goodrum2b401001.251 Hicks1b400003.279 Adducidh200011.214 Mahtooklf300002.204 McCannc201010.222 Iglesiasss301000.274 Reyesrf200010.235 TOTALS28040312 TEXAS120000000„380 DETROIT000000000„041 E„Hicks(8).LOB„Texas8,Detroit4.HR„ Profar(9),offFulmer.RBIs„Profar(46), Guzman(33).CS„Jones(5). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas3 (Profar,Mazara2)Detroit1(Candelario). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA B-Dirkx,W,2-25.13 001581 3.71 Leclerc,H,101.20 001533 2.23 Diekman,H,1110 001012 3.45 Kela,S,22-2211 000214 3.38 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fulmer,L,3-875 323699 4.11 Farmer.11 001014 4.58 Stumpf.20 001075.49 Alcantara12 000117 0.00 Inheritedrunners-scored„Leclerc2-0, Stumpf2-0. WP„Bibens-Dirkx.RAYS9,METS0TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Wendlelf322120.276 Duffy3b310020.306 Bauersrf332120.240 Cron1b512300.244 Robertson2b411200.261 Hechavarriass410011.250 M.Smithcf201110.276 Fieldcf200001.214 Sucrec400011.224 Eovaldip401103.143 Kittredgep100001.000 TOTALS3599997 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf301011.262 Flores1b-2b400001.263 Cabrera2b200002.281 Sewaldp000000.000 Petersonp000000.000 Confortorf200010.223 Frazier3b300001.217 D.Smithlf300003.207 Mesoracoc301001.236 Reyesss300001.175 Flexenp000000--a-Kaczmarskiph100000.000 Beckp000000.000 b-Rosarioph100000.236 Bashlorp100000.000 Plawecki1b000000.225 c-Bautistaph100000.216 TOTALS27020210 TAMPABAY302011020„990 NEWYORK000000000„020 a-”iedoutforFlexeninthe3rd.b-grounded outforBeckinthe6th.c-poppedoutfor Plaweckiinthe9th. LOB„TampaBay9,NewYork2.2B„Bauers (9),M.Smith(13).HR„Cron(17),offFlexen Bauers(3),offBeckWendle(3),offSewald. RBIs„Wendle(22),Bauers(10),Cron3(42), Robertson2(24),M.Smith(19),Eovaldi(1). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Eovaldi,W,3-371 000979 3.35 Kittredge21 002131 8.68 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Flexen,L,0-235 5532 7612.79 Beck322240484.50 Bashlor10 000112 4.76 Sewald12222229 5.18 Peterson10 000213 3.14 HBP„Flexen(Robertson).WP„Kittredge. PB„Mesoraco(5).MARINERS6,ROCKIES4COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. LeMahieu2b400001.270 Blackmondh411101.276 Arenado3b411001.305 Storyss412201.284 Desmond1b400001.214 Gonzalezrf311100.274 Iannettac300001.235 Parralf300000.300 Cuevascf200002.262 a-Tapiaph-cf100001.125 TOTALS3245409 SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gordon2b412000.284 Segurass400000.330 Hanigerrf310002.271 Cruzdh120030.267 Seager3b311101.239 Spanlf201020.269 Healy1b412500.245 Herediacf401000.238 Freitasc400001.194 TOTALS2967654 COLORADO100012000„451 SEATTLE30000300X„670 a-struckoutforCuevasinthe8th. E„Parra(3).LOB„Colorado1,Seattle6. 2B„Gordon(14),Healy(9).3B„Span(2). HR„Blackmon(17),offLeBlancGonzalez (8),offLeBlancStory(17),offLeBlanc Healy(18),offSenzatela.RBIs„Blackmon (40),Story2(62),Gonzalez(32),Seager (54),Healy5(46).SF„Seager. COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Senzatela,L,3-265 6632101 5.34 McGee11 001212 5.23 Rusin11 001096.05 SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA LeBlanc,W,5-065 440380 3.39 Pazos,H,1510000015 1.72 Colome,H,1310 000317 4.34 Diaz,S,35-3810 000319 2.30 HBP„Senzatela(Haniger).GIANTS13,CARDINALS8ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Baderrf-cf421002.271 Phamcf300012.246 Wong2b100000.208 Tuivailalap000000--Martinez1b-rf503101.296 Ozunalf411100.275 Gyorko3b-1b-3b512001.260 DeJongss411011.261 Munoz2b-3b-2b222320.288 Penac400002.202 Flahertyp100001.136 Mayersp000000.000 a-Fowlerph100001.167 Brebbiap000000.000 b-Garciaph100001.260 G.Hollandp000000--Cecilp000000--d-Carpenterph-1b111300.258 TOTALS368118412 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Duggarcf612002.333 Poseyc520010.285 McCutchenrf603101.262 Belt1b322120.300 Crawfordss411011.300 Sandoval3b533501.257 Hanson2b523100.284 Hernandezlf412200.279 1-D.Hollandpr000000.067 Dysonp000000--Blackp000000--Watsonp000000--e-dArnaudph100000.000 Blachp000000.040 Bumgarnerp211011.063 Morontap000000.000 c-Penceph-lf200000.204 TOTALS4313171056 ST.LOUIS010210130„8112 SANFRANCISCO00303502X„13170 a-struckoutforMayersinthe5th.b-struck outforBrebbiainthe6th.c-”iedoutfor Morontainthe6th.d-homeredforCecilin the8th.e-”iedoutforWatsoninthe8th. 1-ranforHernandezinthe6th. E„DeJong2(5).LOB„St.Louis7,San Francisco11.2B„Duggar(1),Belt(16), Hanson(13),Hernandez(9).HR„Munoz(5), offBumgarnerCarpenter(17),offBlack Sandoval(8),offBrebbia.RBIs„Martinez (53),Ozuna(47),Munoz3(22),Carpenter 3(41),McCutchen(39),Belt(42),Sandoval 5(34),Hanson(25),Hernandez2(27).SB„ Bader(9),Munoz(4).SF„Ozuna. ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Flaherty2.14 322269 3.34 Mayers1.21000118 3.10 Brebbia,L,.114 330126 4.26 G.Holland.24 552133 8.27 Cecil1.11 001020 3.54 Tuivailala13 210121 3.25 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Bmgrnr,W,2-35.17 4426101 3.09 Moronta,H,5.20 000211 1.86 Dyson12110123 3.27 Black.11 3320 1781.00 Watson,H,22.20 000110 1.54 Blach11 000213 4.63 HBP„Bumgarner(Bader). WP„Mayers.PADRES4,DBACKS3,16INN.SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG Jankowskirf600023 .269 Asuaje2b711012.209 Myerslf611122.292 Hosmer1b801103.256 Spangenberg3b701004.232 Galvisss612012.236 Margotcf615010.243 Hedgesc601111.198 Richardp200001.094 a-Pirelaph101100.265 Cimberp000000.000 Stammenp000000--Yatesp000000--c-Renfroeph100001.244 Strahmp000000.000 e-Villanuevaph100000.226 Diazp000000--f-Ellisph100000.307 Hughesp000000--Erlinp000000.167 g-Rossph100001.133 Handp000000.000 TOTALS594134820 ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jaylf510001.287 Godleyp000000.097 Avilac000000.148 Ahmedss700002.226 Goldschmidt1b603011.281 Pollockcf302201.289 Delgadop000000--DeLaRosap000000.000 Bradleyp000000--b-Descalsoph100001.259 Boxbergerp000000--Hiranop000000--d-Murphyph100001.245 McFarlandp100001.000 Peraltalf100000.291 SouzaJr.rf700002.148 Marte2b512021.247 Lamb3b700004.234 Mathisc-p602111.182 Greinkep211000.294 Cha“np000000--Owingscf501002.189 TOTALS573113418 S.DIEGO1001010000000001„4130 ARIZONA0021000000000000„3110 a-singledforRichardinthe6th.b-struckout forBradleyinthe8th.c-struckoutforYates inthe9th.d-struckoutforHiranointhe 10th.e-groundedoutforStrahminthe11th. f-”iedoutforDiazinthe13th.g-struckout forErlininthe15th. LOB„SanDiego15,Arizona12.2B„Hosmer (22),Margot(17),Goldschmidt(19),Marte (16),Mathis2(4).HR„Myers(6),off Mathis.RBIs„Myers(16),Hosmer(38), Hedges(13),Pirela(27),Pollock2(36), Mathis(9).SB„Myers2(4),Margot(7), Greinke(3). SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPER A Richard55 334281 4.50 Cimber10 000013 3.25 Stammen10 000112 2.72 Yates11 000217 1.53 Strahm21000224 2.67 Diaz21 000534 0.00 Hughes10 000216 6.08 Erlin11 000184.03 Hand,W,2-422 000336 2.91 ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Mathis,L,0-111 110120 9.00 Greinke4.16 223594 3.39 Cha“n.20 000210 1.69 elgado,BS,1-1.22 110112 3.86 DeLaRosa.20000173.00 Bradley1.21 000225 1.85 Boxberger10 001219 3.34 Hirano10000214 1.36 McFarland42 003253 1.82Godley11 001223 4.80 Inheritedrunners-scored„Cha“n2-0,DeLa Rosa1-0.HBP„Richard2(Jay,Jay).WP„ Richard,Diaz.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSBrewers10,Braves3: JesusAguilar homeredtwiceandHernanPerez addedathree-runshot. Yankees2,BlueJays1,10innings: BrettGardnerhitatiebreakingRBI singleinthe10thinning. Astros2,WhiteSox1: DallasKeuchel pitchedsevenstronginningsand JoseAltuvehitahomer. Cubs6,Reds5,10innings: David Botedroveinthegame-winningrun withabases-loadedwalkinthe10th inning. Marlins10,Nationals2: J.T.Realmuto hadacareer-high“vehitsanddrove inthreerunsforMiami. Athletics6,Indians0: BrettAnderson cameoffthedisabledlistand pitchedwellintothesixthinning. Pirates4,Phillies1: NickKingham pitchedsixsolidinningsanddrove intworuns. RedSox7,Royals4: RickPorcello pitchedseveneffectiveinnings,and AndrewBenintendihadfourhits. Rays9,Mets0: NathanEovalditooka perfectgameintotheseventh. Rangers3,Tigers0: Shin-SooChoo hitanin“eldsingletoextendhis streakofreachingbaseto47games. Twins10,Orioles1: JakeOdorizzi pitchedsixscorelessinningsand MitchGarver,EduardoEscobarand BrianDozierhomered. Mariners6,Rockies4: RyonHealy homeredandtiedacareerhighwith “veRBI. Giants13,St.Louis8: PabloSandoval homeredanddrovein“verunsfor SanFrancisco. Padres4,Diamondbacks3,16 innings: WilMyershomeredinthe topofthe16thinning. LATE L.A.DodgersatL.A.AngelsTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7-22.978-33-019.01.89 NewYorkWheeler(R)4:10p2-64.364-120-120.12.66 PhiladelphiaNola(R)11-22.4113-53-020.21.74 NewYorkOswalt(R)7:00p0-17.941-10-16.210.80 WashingtonRodriguez(R)0-05.522-00-09.09.00 PittsburghNova(R)7:05p4-64.488-80-119.04.74 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)6-63.9910-71-017.11.56 MiamiUrena(R)7:10p2-94.183-141-118.22.41 LosAngelesKershaw(L)2-42.864-71-014.03.21 SanDiegoPerdomo(R)10:10p1-26.861-40-110.27.59 ChicagoHendricks(R)5-84.276-110-213.18.78 SanFran.Suarez(L)10:15p3-53.925-91-118.21.45AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA NewYorkSabathia(L)6-33.029-72-118.11.96 BaltimoreTBD4:05p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 NewYorkCessa(R)0-15.000-10-13.09.00 BaltimoreRamirez(R)7:00p0-22.510-20-29.13.86 DetroitLiriano(L)3-54.034-90-316.04.50 TampaBayArcher(R)7:10p3-44.246-70-117.01.59 TexasMinor(L)6-44.638-82-019.01.89 BostonRodriguez(L)7:10p10-33.8414-31-216.05.06 KansasCityDuffy(L)4-85.196-121-118.03.50 MinnesotaBerrios(R)8:10p8-73.5410-81-218.14.42 OaklandMontas(R)4-23.835-21-115.15.87 HoustonCole(R)8:10p9-22.7015-31-116.03.38INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)3-15.083-31-018.05.50 ClevelandClevinger(R)7:10p7-33.118-92-118.22.89 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Minnesota5,Baltimore4 N.Y.Yankees8,Toronto5 Houston12,ChicagoWhiteSox6 Colorado5,Seattle1 Detroit7,Texas2 Oakland6,Cleveland3,11innings Boston15,KansasCity4 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs8,Cincinnati7 Philadelphia3,Pittsburgh2 St.Louis3,SanFrancisco2 Atlanta5,Milwaukee1 Colorado5,Seattle1 Washington18,Miami4 Arizona20,SanDiego5 Interleague TampaBay3,N.Y.Mets0 L.A.Dodgers3,L.A.Angels1 TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.YankeesatBaltimore,7:05p.m. DetroitatTampaBay,7:10p.m. TexasatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatMinnesota,8:10p.m. OaklandatHouston,8:10p.m. SeattleatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague WashingtonatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. MilwaukeeatMiami,7:10p.m. PhiladelphiaatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. ArizonaatColorado,8:40p.m. L.A.DodgersatSanDiego,10:10p.m. ChicagoCubsatSanFrancisco, 10:15p.m. Interleague CincinnatiatCleveland,7:10p.m. TorontoatAtlanta,7:35p.m. St.LouisatChicagoWhiteSox,8:10 p.m.


The Sun / Monday, July 9, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 62 29 .681 „ New York 58 29 .667 2 Tampa Bay 45 44 .506 16 Toronto 41 48 .461 20 Baltimore 24 65 .270 37 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 49 39 .557 „ Minnesota 39 48 .448 9 Detroit 40 52 .435 11 Chicago 30 60 .333 20 Kansas City 25 64 .281 24 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 61 31 .663 „ Seattle 57 34 .626 3 Oakland 50 40 .556 10 Los Angeles 45 45 .500 15 Texas 40 51 .440 20Saturdays GamesMinnesota 5, Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 8, Toronto 5 Houston 12, Chicago White Sox 6 Colorado 5, Seattle 1 Detroit 7, Texas 2 Oakland 6, Cleveland 3, 11 innings Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Mets 0 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 1 Boston 15, Kansas City 4Sundays GamesN.Y. Yankees 2, Toronto 1, 10 innings Oakland 6, Cleveland 0 Tampa Bay 9, N.Y. Mets 0 Texas 3, Detroit 0 Houston 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Minnesota 10, Baltimore 1 Boston 7, Kansas City 4 Seattle 6, Colorado 4 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, lateTodays GamesN.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 6-3) at Baltimore (TBD), 4:05 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Yankees (Loaisiga 2-0) at Baltimore (Yacabonis 0-0), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Cincinnati (DeSclafani 3-1) at Cleveland (Clevinger 7-3), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-5) at Tampa Bay (Archer 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Minor 6-4) at Boston (TBD), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 4-8) at Minnesota (Berrios 8-7), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Montas 4-2) at Houston (Cole 9-2), 8:10 p.m.Tuesdays GamesN.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 49 38 .563 „ Atlanta 50 39 .562 „ Washington 45 44 .506 5 New York 35 51 .407 13 Miami 37 55 .402 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Milwaukee 54 36 .600 „ Chicago 51 36 .586 1 St. Louis 46 42 .523 7 Pittsburgh 41 48 .461 12 Cincinnati 39 51 .433 15 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 50 40 .556 „ Los Angeles 48 40 .545 1 Colorado 46 44 .511 4 San Francisco 46 45 .505 4 San Diego 38 53 .418 12Saturdays GamesChicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 5, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 5, Seattle 1 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Washington 18, Miami 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 1 Arizona 20, San Diego 5Sundays GamesTampa Bay 9, N.Y. Mets 0 Pittsburgh 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 10, Washington 2 Milwaukee 10, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 5, 10 innings Seattle 6, Colorado 4 St. Louis at San Francisco, late San Diego at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, lateMondays GamesPhiladelphia (Nola 11-2) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 2-6), 4:10 p.m., 1st game Washington (TBD) at Pittsburgh (Nova 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 3-1) at Cleveland (Clevinger 7-3), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Anderson 6-6) at Miami (Urena 2-9), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (E”in 7-2) at N.Y. Mets (Oswalt 0-1), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-4) at San Diego (Perdomo 1-2), 10:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-8) at San Francisco (TBD), 10:15 p.m.Tuesdays GamesWashington at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -119 at San Fran. +109 Washington -112 at Pittsburgh +102 Phila. (1st game) -125 at New York +115 Phila. (2nd) -175 at New York +163 Milwaukee -155 at Miami +145 Los Angeles -242 at San Diego +222American League at Balt. (1st) Off New York Off at Balt. (2nd) Off New York Off at Boston -210 Texas +190 at Tampa Bay -185 Detroit +170 at Minnesota -200 Kansas City +180 at Houston -243 Oakland +223 Interleague at Cleveland -166 Cincinnati +156Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Placed C Christian Vazquez and LHP Brian Johnson on the 10-day DL; Johnson retroactive to Thursday. Recalled RHP William Cuevas from Pawtucket (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Brasier from Pawtucket. Transferred RHP Austin Maddox to the 60-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Released RHP Justin Grimm. Placed RHP Jakub Junis on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Glenn Sparkman from Omaha (PCL). Signed RHPs Kaito Yuki and Dallas Beeler to minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Sent RHP Jim Johnson to Inland Empire (Cal) for a rehab assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Placed RHP Paul Blackburn on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Reinstated LHP Brett Anderson from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Trevor Cahill to Nashville (PCL) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS „ Placed RHP Chaz Roe on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Jaime Schultz from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Assigned RHP Jason Bahr to Down East (Carolina). Transferred RHPs Tony Barnette and Matt Bush to the 60-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed RHP Rhiner Cruz on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Tim Mayza from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Selected the contract of RHP James Norwood from Iowa (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Assigned RHP Daniel Corcino outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS „ Assigned OF JB Shuck outright to New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned RHP Aaron Wilkerson to Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed C Manny Pina and OF Ryan Braun on the 10-day DL; Pina retroactive to Saturday. Designated LHP Mike Zagurski for assignment. Reinstated OF Lorenzo Cain from the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Corbin Burnes from Colorado Springs. Recalled C Jacob Nottingham and INF Nate Orf from Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS „ Optioned RHP Drew Smith to Las Vegas (PCL). Recalled RHP Chris Flexen from Las Vegas. Sent RHP Noah Syndergaard to Brooklyn (NYP) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned C Jacob Stallings to Indianapolis (IL). Reinstated C Francisco Cervelli from Altoona (EL). SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned RHP Kazuhisa Makita to El Paso (PCL). Recalled RHP Miguel Diaz from San Antonio (TL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Traded RHPs Cody Gearrin and Jason Bahr and OF Austin Jackson to Texas for a player to be named or cash. Selected the contracts of OF Steven Duggar and RHP Ray Black from Sacramento (PCL).American AssociationFARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Signed RHP Geoff Broussard and LHP Kellen Croce.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Released INF Kyle Zirbes. Signed INF Michael Hungate. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed LHP Martire Garcia.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Matched the offer sheet extended to G Zach LaVine. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS „ Re-signed F Kevin Durant. ORLANDO MAGIC „ Traded C Bismack Biyombo and second-round draft picks in 2019 and 2020 to Charlotte, who sent G Julyan Stone to Chicago and C Timofey Mozgov to Orlando. Chicago sent G Jerian Grant to Orlando. PHOENIX SUNS „ Signed G Devin Booker to a “ve-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 6 6 30 24 23 New England 7 4 7 28 30 25 Montreal 8 11 0 24 24 32 Chicago 6 8 5 23 29 34 Philadelphia 6 9 3 21 21 27 Orlando City 6 11 1 19 25 41 Toronto FC 4 10 4 16 29 36 D.C. United 2 7 5 11 23 29WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 10 3 5 35 28 21 Los Angeles FC 10 4 4 34 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 4 6 33 35 24 Real Salt Lake 9 8 2 29 27 34 Portland 8 3 5 29 26 22 Vancouver 7 7 5 26 29 37 Houston 7 6 4 25 36 26 Los Angeles Galaxy 7 7 4 25 31 28 Minnesota United 6 11 1 19 23 36 Seattle 4 9 4 16 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 10 6 12 29 37 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, tieSaturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 2, Philadelphia 0 Montreal 2, Colorado 1 Seattle 0, New England 0, tie Toronto FC 2, Sporting Kansas City 2, tie Houston 3, Minnesota United 0 Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 4, Columbus 0 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Los Angeles FC 4, Orlando City 1 Portland 2, San Jose 1Sundays GameNew York Red Bulls at New York City FC, lateWednesdays 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 WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 12 1 3 39 35 14 Seattle 7 3 5 26 18 13 Orlando 7 5 4 25 23 21 Chicago 6 4 7 25 25 22 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Utah 5 4 6 21 13 15 Houston 4 6 5 17 17 24 Washington 2 10 4 10 11 22 Sky Blue FC 0 11 3 3 11 26 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.July 4North Carolina 4, Chicago 1July 6Portland 4, Utah 0Saturdays GamesChicago 3, Sky Blue FC 1 Orlando 2, Washington 1 Seattle 3, Houston 1Wednesdays 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 EasternSECOND 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 Moscow England 1, Colombia 1 (England wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)QUARTERFINALS July 6 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, RussiaSemi“nals losers, 10 a.m.WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 15 At MoscowSemi“nals winners, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONSundays results from Wimbledon, at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses): No matches scheduled (day of rest)AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCOKE ZERO SUGAR 400Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.50 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (29) Erik Jones, Toyota, 168 laps, 0 rating, 40 points. 2. (13) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 168, 0, 35. 3. (24) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 34. 4. (28) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 40. 5. (25) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 32. 6. (19) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 37. 7. (31) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 168, 0, 30. 8. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 34. 9. (10) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 33. 10. (2) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 36. 11. (34) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 168, 0, 26. 12. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 168, 0, 25. 13. (35) D.J. Kennington, Toyota, 168, 0, 24. 14. (22) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 167, 0, 23. 15. (21) David Ragan, Ford, 167, 0, 22. 16. (39) Ray Black Jr, Chevrolet, 167, 0, 0. 17. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 167, 0, 40. 18. (40) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 166, 0, 0. 19. (5) Kevin Harvick, Ford, accident, 162, 0, 18. 20. (20) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 162, 0, 19. 21. (33) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, accident, 162, 0, 0. 22. (9) Clint Bowyer, Ford, accident, 162, 0, 15. 23. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, accident, 162, 0, 19. 24. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 162, 0, 13. 25. (36) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, accident, 161, 0, 0. 26. (8) Michael McDowell, Ford, accident, 155, 0, 20. 27. (26) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 155, 0, 10. 28. (30) Paul Menard, Ford, 152, 0, 9. 29. (14) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 123, 0, 20. 30. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, accident, 68, 0, 7. 31. (38) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, accident, 65, 0, 6. 32. (18) William Byron, Chevrolet, accident, 64, 0, 12. 33. (15) Kyle Busch, Toyota, accident, 64, 0, 13. 34. (1) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, accident, 54, 0, 9. 35. (32) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, accident, 54, 0, 2. 36. (3) Brad Keselowski, Ford, accident, 53, 0, 4. 37. (23) Kurt Busch, Ford, accident, 53, 0, 6. 38. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, accident, 53, 0, 1. 39. (11) Joey Logano, Ford, accident, 53, 0, 1. 40. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, accident, 53, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 130.425 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 13 minutes, 12 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.125 seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 46 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 16 drivers. Lap Leaders: C.Elliott 1-10; R.Stenhouse 11; C.Elliott 12; R.Stenhouse 13-42; Ky.Busch 43; B.Keselowski 44-52; W.Byron 53-64; R.Stenhouse 65-69; R.Newman 70; R.Stenhouse 71-81; A.Bowman 82; A.Allmendinger 83; T.Dillon 84-86; C.Bowyer 87-88; M.McDowell 89-107; R.Stenhouse 108; J.Johnson 109-112; M.McDowell 113; J.Johnson 114-119; R.Stenhouse 120-122; K.Harvick 123; M.Truex 124-137; K.Kahne 138-154; K.Harvick 155-161; M.Truex 162167; E.Jones 168 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Stenhouse, 6 times for 45 laps; M.McDowell, 2 times for 18 laps; M.Truex, 2 times for 18 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 16 laps; W.Byron, 1 time for 11 laps; C.Elliott, 2 times for 9 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 8 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 8 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 6 laps; T.Dillon, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 0 laps; A.Bowman, 1 time for 0 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for 0 laps; E.Jones, 1 time for 0 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: Ky.Busch, 5; K.Harvick, 5; M.Truex, 3; C.Bowyer, 2; A.Dillon, 1; E.Jones, 1; J.Logano, 1. Top 16 in Points: 1. Ky.Busch, 749; 2. K.Harvick, 692; 3. M.Truex, 629; 4. J.Logano, 618; 5. B.Keselowski, 596; 6. C.Bowyer, 594; 7. Ku.Busch, 566; 8. K.Larson, 544; 9. D.Hamlin, 538; 10. A.Almirola, 503; 11. R.Blaney, 496; 12. J.Johnson, 461; 13. E.Jones, 448; 14. C.Elliott, 444; 15. A.Bowman, 426; 16. R.Stenhouse, 407.VERIZON INDYCARIOWA CORN 300Sunday at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa Lap length: 0.894 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (11) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 300 laps, Running 2. (18) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevrolet, 300 laps, Running 3. (10) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 300 laps, Running 4. (2) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 300 laps, Running 5. (7) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 300 laps, Running 6. (1) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 299 laps, Running 7. (12) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 299 laps, Running 8. (4) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 299 laps, Running 9. (5) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 298 laps, Running 10. (9) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 298 laps, Running 11. (15) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 297 laps, Running 12. (6) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 296 laps, Running 13. (8) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 295 laps, Running 14. (17) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 295 laps, Running 15. (21) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevrolet, 294 laps, Running 16. (19) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 293 laps, Running 17. (13) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 292 laps, Running 18. (20) Zachary Claman De Melo, DallaraHonda, 291 laps, Running 19. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 283 laps, Mechanical 20. (14) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 279 laps, Running 21. (16) Gabby Chaves, Dallara-Chevrolet, 99 laps, Handling 22. (22) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 40 laps, Mechanical Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 149.636 mph. Time of Race: 01:47:32.4666. Margin of Victory: under caution. Cautions: 2 for 17 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: Power 1-23, Newgarden 24-223, Sato 224-226, Newgarden 227-255, Hinchcliffe 256-300. Point Standings: Dixon 411, Newgarden 378, Rossi 370, Hunter-Reay 359, Power 358, Wickens 304, Rahal 304, Hinchcliffe 280, Pagenaud 279, Bourdais 254.FORMULA ONEBRITISH GRAND PRIXSunday at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England Lap length: 3.66 miles 1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 52 laps, 1:27:29.784, 25 points. 2. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 52, +2.264 behind, 18. 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 52, +3.652, 15. 4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 52, +8.883, 12. 5. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 52, +9.500, 10. 6. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 52, +28.220, 8. 7. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 52, +29.930, 6. 8. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 52, +31.115, 4. 9. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 52, +33.188, 2. 10. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 52, +34.129, 1. 11. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 52, +34.708. 12. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 52, +35.774. 13. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 52, +38.106. 14. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 52, +48.113. 15. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 46, did not “nish.Not classi“edRomain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 37, did not “nish. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 37, did not “nish. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 31, did not “nish. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 18, did not “nish. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1, did not “nish.Driver Standings1. Sebastian Vettel, 171 2. Lewis Hamilton, 163 3. Kimi Raikkonen, 116 4. Daniel Ricciardo, 106 5. Valtteri Bottas, 104 6. Max Verstappen, 93 7. Nico Hulkenberg, 42 8. Fernando Alonso, 40 9. Kevin Magnussen, 39 10. Carlos Sainz, 28 11. Esteban Ocon, 25 12. Sergio Perez, 23 13. Pierre Gasly, 19 14. Charles Leclerc, 13 15. Romain Grosjean, 12 16. Stoffel Vandoorne, 8 17. Lance Stroll, 4 18. Marcus Ericsson, 3 19. Brendon Hartley, 1Manufacturers Standings1. Ferrari, 287 2. Mercedes GP, 267 3. Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 199 4. Renault, 70 5. Haas Ferrari, 51 6. Force India Mercedes, 48 7. McLaren Renault, 48 8. Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 20 9. Sauber Ferrari, 16 10. Williams Mercedes, 4 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGNEW ENGLAND NATIONALSSunday at New England Dragway, Epping, N.H. Final PlacingsTop Fuel1. Steve Torrence; 2. Antron Brown; 3. Leah Pritchett; 4. Tony Schumacher; 5. Brittany Force; 6. Shawn Reed; 7. Doug Kalitta; 8. Richie Crampton; 9. Terry McMillen; 10. Mike Salinas; 11. Dan Mercier; 12. Dom Lagana; 13. Jim Maroney; 14. Clay Millican; 15. Scott Palmer; 16. Audrey Worm.Funny Car1. Matt Hagan; 2. Tim Wilkerson; 3. Ron Capps; 4. Shawn Langdon; 5. John Force; 6. Jack Beckman; 7. Tommy Johnson Jr.; 8. Robert Hight; 9. J.R. Todd; 10. Jonnie Lindberg; 11. Cruz Pedregon; 12. Courtney Force; 13. Bob Tasca III; 14. Jim Campbell; 15. Terry Haddock; 16. Jeff Diehl.Pro Stock1. Chris McGaha; 2. Erica Enders; 3. Vincent Nobile; 4. Kenny Delco; 5. Greg Anderson; 6. Jason Line; 7. Matt Hartford; 8. Drew Skillman; 9. Jeg Coughlin; 10. Alex Laughlin; 11. Bo Butner; 12. Alan Prusiensky; 13. John Gaydosh Jr; 14. Val Smeland; 15. Fernando Cuadra; 16. Tanner Gray.Final ResultsTop Fuel „ Steve Torrence, 3.909 seconds, 320.74 mph, def. Antron Brown, 3.948 seconds, 315.12 mph. Funny Car „ Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.156, 292.01, def. Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.181, 287.35. Pro Stock „ Chris McGaha, Chevy Camaro, 6.570, 211.10, def. Erica Enders, Camaro, foul-red light. Super Stock „ Anthony Bongiovanni, Ford Mustang, 8.461, 158.24, def. Tom Boucher, Pontiac Firebird, 9.571, 138.19. Stock Eliminator „ Randi Lyn Shipp, Pontiac Firebird, 10.548, 119.12, def. Howie Smith, Chevy Malibu, 11.938, 106.81. Super Comp „ Mike Robilotto, Dragster, 8.935, 172.78, def. Timmy Markoglu, Dragster, 8.902, 182.97. Super Gas „ Ken Bowers, Chevy Corvette, 9.919, 162.49, def. Justin Lopes, Chevy Nova, 9.943, 166.09. Super Street „ Peter Maduri, Chevy S-10, 10.907, 142.39, def. Brian Sawyer, Chevy Camaro, 10.881, 143.29. Top Dragster „ Deborah DiGenova, Dragster, 6.802, 194.60, def. Rebecca Miller, Dragster, 6.844, 193.99. Top Sportsman „ Dave Testa, Chevy Corvette, 7.221, 189.31, def. Brian Conrey, Corvette, 6.965, 197.65. Top Fuel Harley „ Doug Vancil, Weekend, 6.283, 222.44, def. Jay Turner, Dixie, 6.487, 191.57. Pro Stock Snowmobile „ Tiina Duncanson, Ski-Doo, 8.269, 155.69, def. Brian Garbus, Yamaha, 8.345, 152.23.Points StandingsTop Fuel: 1. Steve Torrence, 1,086; 2. Tony Schumacher, 896; 3. Clay Millican, 881; 4. Leah Pritchett, 820; 5. Doug Kalitta, 801; 6. Antron Brown, 717; 7. Terry McMillen, 679; 8. Brittany Force, 634; 9. Richie Crampton, 522; 10. Mike Salinas, 506. Funny Car: 1. Courtney Force, 1,069; 2. Matt Hagan, 914; 3. Jack Beckman, 847; 4. Ron Capps, 834; 5. Robert Hight, 829; 6. J.R. Todd, 800; 7. Tommy Johnson Jr., 692; 8. John Force, 632; 9. Shawn Langdon, 614; 10. Bob Tasca III, 564. Pro Stock: 1. Erica Enders, 936; 2. Greg Anderson, 920; 3. Tanner Gray, 917; 4. Vincent Nobile, 893; 5. Drew Skillman, 808; 6. Chris McGaha, 803; 7. Jeg Coughlin, 766; 8. Bo Butner, 750; 9. Jason Line, 680; 10. Deric Kramer, 659. GOLFPGA TOURA MILITARY TRIBUTE AT THE GREENBRIERSundays leaders at The Greenbrier (The Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $7.3 million. Yardage: 7,286; Par: 70 (34-36)FinalKevin Na (500), $1,314,000 69-63-65-64„261 Kelly Kraft (300), $788,400 64-63-69-70„266 Jason Kokrak (163), $423,400 65-64-71-67„267 Brandt Snedeker (163), $423,400 66-67-70-64„267 Austin Cook (93), $247,470 66-66-70-66„268 Joel Dahmen (93), $247,470 67-65-67-69„268 Joaquin Niemann, $247,470 63-69-72-64„268 Sam Saunders (93), $247,470 68-63-67-70„268 Harold Varner III (93), $247,470 66-64-66-72„268 Russell Henley (75), $197,100 68-69-69-63„269 David Lingmerth (68), $175,200 66-68-68-68„270 Robert Streb (68), $175,200 66-69-71-64„270 Keegan Bradley (52), $121,363 65-69-67-70„271 Alex Cejka (52), $121,363 68-68-69-66„271 Mackenzie Hughes (52), $121,363 69-67-67-68„271 Ryan Moore (52), $121,363 66-67-67-71„271 John Peterson (52), $121,363 68-69-68-66„271 J.J. Spaun (52), $121,363 68-65-68-70„271 Scott Stallings (52), $121,363 70-63-70-68„271 Bubba Watson (52), $121,363 68-66-65-72„271 Ryan Armour (39), $75,920 67-66-67-72„272 Tony Finau (39), $75,920 67-67-67-71„272 Talor Gooch (39), $75,920 69-67-68-68„272 J.J. Henry (39), $75,920 65-70-69-68„272 Xander Schauffele (39), $75,920 66-66-65-75„272 Wesley Bryan (32), $55,115 69-65-69-70„273 Lanto Grif“n (32), $55,115 69-66-70-68„273 Jamie Lovemark (32), $55,115 67-66-67-73„273 Ollie Schniederjans (32), $55,115 66-66-69-72„273 Kevin Chappell (23), $41,529 66-68-70-70„274 Corey Conners (23), $41,529 67-69-70-68„274 Brandon Harkins (23), $41,529 72-65-66-71„274 David Hearn (23), $41,529 68-67-68-71„274 Charles Howell III (23), $41,529 68-68-68-70„274 Keith Mitchell (23), $41,529 69-67-73-65„274 Brett Stegmaier (23), $41,529 67-70-70-67„274 Nick Watney (23), $41,529 69-65-71-69„274 Bronson Burgoon (23), $41,529 67-68-65-74„274 Blayne Barber (14), $27,740 67-70-69-69„275 Tyler Duncan (14), $27,740 68-64-75-68„275 Brian Gay (14), $27,740 70-66-71-68„275 Anirban Lahiri (14), $27,740 67-61-71-76„275 Denny McCarthy (14), $27,740 67-70-69-69„275 C.T. Pan (14), $27,740 71-66-67-71„275 J.T. Poston (14), $27,740 69-68-65-73„275 Rory Sabbatini (14), $27,740 69-68-72-66„275 Abraham Ancer (8), $18,524 67-68-69-72„276 Roberto Daz (8), $18,524 70-67-68-71„276 Jim Furyk (8), $18,524 68-66-69-73„276 Billy Hurley III (8), $18,524 66-66-71-73„276 Stephan Jaeger (8), $18,524 66-70-70-70„276 Rob Oppenheim (8), $18,524 71-66-70-69„276 Jonathan Randolph (8), $18,524 67-68-73-68„276 Webb Simpson (8), $18,524 61-67-76-72„276 Kevin Kisner (6), $16,790 69-66-71-71„277 Scott Brown (5), $16,060 70-67-68-73„278 Fabin Gmez (5), $16,060 67-68-73-70„278 Brian Harman (5), $16,060 67-69-70-72„278 Peter Malnati (5), $16,060 67-69-73-69„278 Trey Mullinax (5), $16,060 71-66-71-70„278 Cameron Percy (5), $16,060 67-68-71-72„278 Ben Silverman (5), $16,060 68-69-70-71„278 Vijay Singh (5), $16,060 69-68-74-67„278 Nick Taylor (5), $16,060 71-66-69-72„278 Zac Blair (4), $15,111 68-69-74-68„279 Phil Mickelson (4), $15,111 66-69-70-74„279 Johnson Wagner (4), $15,111 68-68-72-71„279 Steve Wheatcroft (4), $15,111 66-67-70-76„279 Chad Campbell (3), $14,454 65-69-72-74„280 Tom Hoge (3), $14,454 66-67-72-75„280 Steve Marino (3), $14,454 67-68-73-72„280 William McGirt (3), $14,454 69-66-75-70„280 Richy Werenski (3), $14,454 71-65-69-75„280 Whee Kim (3), $13,870 62-68-76-75„281 George McNeill (3), $13,870 71-64-70-76„281 Scott Piercy (3), $13,870 70-67-73-71„281 Tyrone Van Aswegen (2), $13,578 68-68-72-76„284LPGA TOURTHORNBERRY CREEK CLASSICSaturdays leaders at Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wis. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur) Third RoundSei Young Kim 63-65-64„192 Amy Yang 67-66-67„200 Lydia Ko 69-66-66„201 Anna Nordqvist 67-67-67„201 Emma Talley 65-68-68„201 Brittany Marchand 64-72-66„202 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 66-69-67„202 Carlota Ciganda 65-70-67„202 Katherine Kirk 62-71-69„202 Yu Liu 69-63-70„202 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 72-68-63„203 Celine Boutier 69-71-63„203 Ryann OToole 70-66-67„203 Mi Jung Hur 69-66-68„203 Bronte Law 67-68-68„203 Ariya Jutanugarn 66-69-68„203 Sandra Gal 65-70-68„203 Chella Choi 68-66-69„203 In Gee Chun 67-66-70„203 Tiffany Joh 69-69-66„204 Nasa Hataoka 69-68-67„204 Thidapa Suwannapura 69-67-68„204 Jin Young Ko 68-67-69„204 Mo Martin 67-68-69„204 Mariah Stackhouse 66-67-71„204 Jane Park 69-69-67„205 Kim Kaufman 69-69-67„205 Giulia Molinaro 68-70-67„205 Brianna Do 68-69-68„205 Catriona Matthew 68-69-68„205 Aditi Ashok 69-67-69„205 Maria Torres 67-69-69„205 Dani Holmqvist 66-69-70„205 Georgia Hall 66-69-70„205 Brooke M. Henderson 65-75-66„206 Sophia Popov 71-67-68„206 Jenny Shin 68-70-68„206 Minjee Lee 68-69-69„206 Lindy Duncan 67-70-69„206 Christina Kim 66-71-69„206 Peiyun Chien 65-75-67„207 Rebecca Artis 70-69-68„207 Hee Young Park 70-68-69„207 Maddie McCrary 67-71-69„207 Jennifer Song 66-72-69„207 Amy Olson 69-68-70„207 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 67-70-70„207 Wichanee Meechai 66-71-70„207 Austin Ernst 65-71-71„207 Megan Khang 64-72-71„207 Brittany Altomare 68-66-73„207 Benyapa Niphatsophon 69-71-68„208 Charley Hull 71-67-70„208 Moriya Jutanugarn 69-69-70„208 Brittany Lang 68-69-71„208 Perrine Delacour 67-70-71„208 Hyo Joo Kim 72-68-69„209 Emily Pedersen 70-69-70„209 Pornanong Phatlum 69-70-70„209 Ayako Uehara 65-73-71„209 Nicole Broch Larsen 68-69-72„209 Mariajo Uribe 71-69-70„210 Dori Carter 71-68-71„210 Lee-Anne Pace 68-71-71„210 Kassidy Teare 69-69-72„210 Mirim Lee 69-69-72„210 Gaby Lopez 68-70-72„210 Mel Reid 69-67-74„210 Laetitia Beck 68-72-71„211 Laura Davies 68-72-71„211 Wei-Ling Hsu 68-72-71„211 Lauren Kim 71-68-72„211 Camilla Lennarth 68-70-73„211 Cheyenne Woods 72-68-73„213 Azahara Munoz 66-74-73„213 Annie Park 68-71-74„213 Jennifer Hahn 67-72-74„213 Mina Harigae 73-67-75„215 (Results from the “nal round were not available at press time.)EUROPEAN TOURDUBAI DUTY FREE IRISH OPENSundays leaders at Ballylif“n GC, Donegal, Ireland Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,462; Par: 72 (35-37) (x-won on “rst playoff hole) Final x-Russell Knox, Scotland 71-69-68-66„274 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-69-70-68„274 Jorge Campillo, Spain 70-71-69-65„275 Jon Rahm, Spain 74-69-67-66„276 Erik Van Rooyen, South Africa 71-65-66-74„276 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 72-69-70-68„279 Zander Lombard, South Africa 70-68-72-69„279 Andy Sullivan, England 73-72-65-69„279 Danny Willett, England 68-70-69-72„279 Matthieu Pavon, France 68-68-73-71„280 Raphael Jacquelin, France 71-70-68-71„280 Peter Uihlein, United States 70-70-70-71„281 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 69-68-69-75„281 Chris Wood, England 70-71-74-67„282 Ashley Chesters, England 68-73-73-68„282 Yusaku Miyazato, Japan 69-72-72-69„282 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 69-73-71-69„282 Dylan Frittelli, South Africa 69-74-68-71„282 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium 72-70-72-69„283 Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Africa 72-68-73-70„283 Mikko Ilonen, Finland 70-72-71-70„283 Adrien Saddier, France 68-76-69-70„283 Lee Westwood, England 68-71-70-74„283AlsoJulian Suri, United States 76-67-72-70„285 Rory McIlroy, Scotland 70-73-72-71„286WEB.COM TOURLECOM HEALTH CHALLENGESundays leaders at Peekn Peak Resort (Upper Course), Findley Lake, N.Y. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,058; Par: 72 (36-36)FinalNelson Ledesma, $108,000 68-67-64-67„266 Kyle Jones, $52,800 67-69-63-69„268 Sebastin Muoz, $52,800 64-69-65-70„268 Mark Blake“eld, $26,400 66-71-68-66„271 Hank Lebioda, $26,400 68-65-69-69„271 Oscar Fraustro, $20,850 65-74-66-67„272 Jim Herman, $20,850 69-66-68-69„272 Erik Barnes, $15,000 68-70-67-68„273 Cameron Champ, $15,000 64-71-68-70„273 Trevor Cone, $15,000 68-66-71-68„273 Kramer Hickok, $15,000 66-70-68-69„273 Sungjae Im, $15,000 70-67-68-68„273 Henrik Norlander, $15,000 67-71-68-67„273 Willy Wilcox, $15,000 68-71-65-69„273 Joseph Bramlett, $9,600 69-70-67-68„274 Mark Hubbard, $9,600 69-70-70-65„274 Maverick McNealy, $9,600 71-69-68-66„274 Carlos Ortiz, $9,600 67-69-67-71„274 Tim Wilkinson, $9,600 67-69-68-70„274 Anders Albertson, $6,744 70-66-70-69„275 Jamie Arnold, $6,744 70-66-70-69„275 Steven Ihm, $6,744 67-69-68-71„275 Adam Long, $6,744 70-71-67-67„275 Roger Sloan, $6,744 67-71-64-73„275 Chris Baker, $5,139 70-69-69-68„276PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN C ONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 12 6 .667 „ Connecticut 10 9 .526 2 Atlanta 9 9 .500 3 Chicago 7 12 .368 5 New York 5 14 .263 7 Indiana 2 17 .105 10WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 14 5 .737 „ Phoenix 14 6 .700 Los Angeles 12 8 .600 2 Minnesota 11 8 .579 3 Dallas 10 8 .556 3 Las Vegas 8 12 .400 6Saturdays GamesWashington 83, Los Angeles 74 Chicago 77, Minnesota 63 Las Vegas 94, Connecticut 90Sundays GamesDallas 97, New York 87 Atlanta 76, Phoenix 70 Washington at Seattle, lateTodays GamesNone scheduledTuesdays GamesLos Angeles at Seattle, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m. Las Vegas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.CYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCESECOND STAGESunday at La Roche-sur-Yon, France A 113.4-mile ”at ride from Mouilleron-SaintGermain to La Roche-sur-Yon 1. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, 4:06:37. 2. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 3. Arnaud Demare, France, Groupama-FDJ, same time. 4. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Soudal, same time. 5. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 6. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wante-Groupe Gobert, same time. 7. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, same time. 8. Andrea Pasqualon, Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 9. John Degenkolb, Germany, TrekSegafredo, same time. 10. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 11. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 12. Jasper Stuyven, Belgium, TrekSegafredo, same time. 13. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 14. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 15. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, same time. 16. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 17. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 18. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 19. Pierre Rolland, France, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 20. Koen de Kort, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, same time.Also26. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 31. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, same time. 36. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time. 40. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 52. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 106. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, same time. 109. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 164. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 174. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time.Overall Standings (After two stages)1. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, 8:29:53. 2. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step Floors, :06. 3. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, :10. 4. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Katusha Alpecin, :12. 5. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Direct Energie, :13. 6. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :14. 7. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :15. 8. Oliver Naesen, Belgium, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 9. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, :16. 10. John Degenkolb, Germany, TrekSegafredo, same time. 11. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wante-Groupe Gobert, same time. 12. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 13. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Soudal, same time. 14. Andrea Pasqualon, Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 15. J. Stuyven, Belg., Trek-Segafredo, same