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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 196 | $1.25 Good Morning To Patricia Bartlett Thanks for reading! facebook.com/ newssun twitter.com/ TheNewsSun newssun.com Sunday, July 15, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D3-4 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE Allstate celebrates mega grand opening eventSEBRING „ Over 100 people and a kangaroo attended Allstates grand opening at its new location. Attendees feasted on free food and enjoyed hits from the 1950s to today while celebrating the new of“ce at 2151 U.S. 27 South, which provides better visibility on U.S. 27 and a more central location. Among those who came to support Jessica Hartline in the grand opening of her new Allstate of“ce were Kelly Dressel from the Childrens Museum of the Highlands and Terri Lynn Crutch“eld from TLC Therapy Hooves. In addition to running her insurance agency, Hartline also volunteers at the Childrens Museum and TLC Therapy Hooves. Crutch“eld brought a baby kangaroo to the party to visit with Hartline. Animals are part of Crutch“elds therapy program with senior citizens. I greatly appreciate the time Jessica gives to TLC Therapy Hooves and serving seniors in our community,Ž she said. Words of appreciation also ”owed from her customers who ”ocked to the event. Before we moved to the area, we were looking for an insurance company for a house we were going to buy here,Ž Ken Stevens said. We sent her a question online and she responded quickly.Ž Hartline helped the couple settle into the area, even giving advice about dentists and doctors. Stevens wife Verlie agreed. We have several policies with Allstate. The staff at her of“ce has taken care of every issue that has come up to our 100 percent satisfaction. We love the new of“ce,Ž Verlie Stevens said. They are very convenient for us. Jessica is a generous person and By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER MELISSA MAIN/STAFF WRITERJessica Hartline celebrated the grand opening of her Allstate agency at its new location on US 27. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.ALLSTATE | 8 AVON PARK „ Authorities arrested two men Friday in connection with a shooting at Maryland Fried Chicken June 21 where multiple shots were “red and one victim had to be taken to a nearby hospital after being shot in the leg while eating. The shooting reportedly happened over a falling-out between friends, a Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce news release states. Authorities say Somore Versace Fagan, 19, of Sebring, reportedly entered the downtown Avon Park eatery with a handgun and began shooting as the victim and the other people inside ”ed out the back. Gates at Avon Park High School, Avon Park Middle School, Park Elementary School and Avon Elementary School were closed as a precaution for a couple of hours and some frightened downtown merchants shuttered down after hearing about the shooting in broad daylight. According to Sheriffs Of“ce detectives, Fagan “red the shots just after 11 a.m., hitting the 25-year-old man, who was his intended target. Fagan is charged with attempted “rst-degree murder, “ve counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, “ring a missile into a dwelling and possession of a weapon by a career offender. Erick Joseph Rondil, 25, drove Fagan to the restaurant that day, detectives added. He is charged with attempted “rst-degree murder, “ve counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and “ring a missile into a dwelling. Both were already in the Highlands County Jail on unrelated charges when they were served with their latest arrest warrants. According to the investigation, Rondil and the victim had been friends, but had a falling-out. The victim said he thought they had patched things up just before the victim returned to Highlands County. On the day of the shooting, however, Rondil learned that the victim was at the restaurant. He borrowed a car that the victim would not recognize, and he drove Fagan to the restaurant at 904 W. Main St., dropping him off at the rear of Two arrested in connection with AP restaurant shootingSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN SEBRING „ Area residents now have a public park in Sun n Lake, free of charge, to let their dogs off the leash. Dogs already may go with their owners to a lot of places in Highlands County, as long as dogs stay on a leash and behave „ no barking or biting „ and their owners pick up after them. However, exactly where and to what extent dogs may go with their owners depends on other people. Its up to the property owner,Ž said Of“cer Gage Massey with Highlands County Animal Services, under the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce. In general, its illegal under Highlands County Code of Ordinances Sec. 4.5-21 for an owner to allow a dog to roam free outside a fence onto public property or without permission onto private property. Likewise, Sec. 4.5-22 requires owners keep dogs on a collar and leash, under Let the dogs outBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER Where can/ can’t you take your dog? MELISSA MAIN/STAFFAn unidentied golden retriever gets a drink Wednesday morning from a spigot at the Sun n Lake Special Improvement District dog park, which opened that day. Its the only free, no-leash park for dogs, but Highlands County residents can take their pets to a lot of places, provided they pay the required fees and/or abide by certain rules. A dog waste station like this one at the Sun n Lake of Sebring dog park, complete with plastic bag dispenser and trash can, not shown, below, is a staple for any place that invites or allows canine visitors. However, residents who are allowed to take their pets into other public places should keep plastic bags with them, just in case. NEED A PLACE FOR FIDO?DogFriendly.com lists Highlands Hammock State Park as allowing quiet, well-mannered dogs for no additional fee if they are current on vaccinations and on a 6-foot or less hand-held leash. Also, owners must clean up after them promptly. However, while in the park, dogs are not allowed in playgrounds or buildings. BringFido.com also provides a search checklist for local pet-friendly hotels or restaurants. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com 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 tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 karen.clogston@highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwall, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 cli.yeazel@highlandsnewssun.com CIRCULATION MANAGER Rob Kearley, Circulation Manager 863-385-6155 rob.kearley@highlandsnewssun.com PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun.com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 legals@highlandsnewssun.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@highlandsnewssun.com highlandsnewssun.com SEBRING „ Duke Energy customers are being scammed by those claiming to be Duke representatives, and the power company wants to educate customers on how to avoid falling prey. The fake representative will call clients and tell them they must make a payment or their power will be shut off, usually in a few hours. The company is combating the most recent run of scams by educating its customers on scam prevention. Peveeta Persaud, Duke Energy spokeswoman, said businesses are particularly vulnerable because they are worried about not having electricity while serving their customers. Duke Energy works with Utilities United Against Scams. The organization meets in the spring for a weeklong campaign and to share resources. We all work together to minimize scams,Ž Persaud said. Unfortunately, we cant get to all of the groups who are pulling the scams; sometimes as soon as we shut down one number, another one pops up. We also try to educate our customers,Ž Persaud said. In addition to our residential customers, our business customers may feel a sense of urgency. They may get a call at peak hours and the scammers say they are going to turn off their power.Ž She said businesses may be targeted more often than residential customers. Persaud used the example of a restaurant owner getting that scam call in the middle of the lunch rush. If we do have to disconnect a customer, there are several notices in advance, so it is not a urgent request,Ž Persaud said. We wouldnt call the day of (disconnection). There is a process. They can always visit our customer care number or visit the website.Ž Persaud recommends hanging up on a suspicious call and calling the 800 phone number on the bill and reporting it. Do not call the same number back because criminals use caller ID spoo“ng to copy Duke Energys customer service numbers. Collectors will never tell you to pay with a prepaid debit card. Duke Energy provided some red ”agŽ warning signs: € The scammer becomes angry and tells the customer their power will be shut off in a short time if a large payment is not received. € The scammer tells the customer to buy a prepaid debit card and give him the information or asks for a money wire. € The scammer asks for the pin and receipt number for a prepaid debit card. There are many tips on spotting a scam, reporting one and how not to be a victim of one, at duke-energy.com/stopscams or by calling client customer care center at 800-700-8744Duke Energy customers being targeted by scammersBy KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER SEBRING „ Children laughed, gasped and clapped at the laser light, juggling and magic show held at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring Thursday. Gerard Tricarico delighted children with his mixture of entertainment and motivation. Magic tricks with disappearing objects and objects that seemed to teleport from one location made the children gasp and giggle. Tricarico, who also serves as a substitute teacher in Cape Coral, incorporated life lessons into his magic tricks. For example, before he performed a magic trick, he asked the crowd, How many people like to save money?Ž People raised their hands in response. Then he called a child from the audience and had the child “nd coins in an empty bag. These coins were placed into a clear, empty box. When he covered the box and later uncovered it, the box was “lled with dozens of dollar bills. Tricarico said, Its always a good idea to save money.Ž Another life lesson involved disappearing blocks. He had three blocks labeled A, B and C. Block A stood for the word afraid.ŽHe told the children that everyone, including adults, were sometimes afraid. He said, Ive done over 1,000 shows, and it took the “rst half of the shows to help me overcome stage fright.Ž Block B stood for bravery, which people needed to overcome their fears. The “nal block, C, stood for challenges. At the end of the day, which block is most important?Ž Tricarico asked. Blocks A and C disappeared and all that was left was the block for bravery. The most important thing is to be brave enough to do our very best,Ž Tricarico said. Tricarico juggled a number of different items, from small ball to large rings. Some of the balls and rings had neon lights that changed colors as he juggled them. To make the show even more interesting, the lights were turned down low and the neon lights glowed as he juggled the balls and rings in rhythm to popular, upbeat songs. His eyes darted back and forth among the objects as he juggled up to four balls at one time. Tricarico demonstrated the ability to always learn one more piece of information with a puzzle. He asked for a volunteer to put together several puzzle pieces and make them “t into a wooden frame. When completed, the puzzle seemed to take up the entire frame. However, he held up a small rectangular cube, which represented a new piece of information. Its always possible to “t one more piece of information into our heads each day,Ž he said. He rearranged the puzzle and made the small rectangular piece “t.The library is a good place to go to learn something new. Theres always room in our brains to learn something new each and every day.Ž Kaylee Swafford, a young child in the audience, turned around to her mother during the performance and said, Mommy, I like it! This is fun!Ž Kaylees mother, Jessica, saw the event on the library calendar. We were bored and need something to do. During the summer, its hard to “ll up the time.Ž The event was sponsored by Sebring Friends of the Library. Thursday, Smoky the Bear will be at the library at 2 p.m. The grand “nale for the summer will be July 26, a party to celebrate and get together one last time.Laser lights, magic tricks turn into life lessonsBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERFor Sebring library patrons MELISSA MAIN/STAFFGerard Tricarico performs his Out of My Hands Laser Light Show for audiences all over Florida. July 20-22, 2018 A musical revue of energizing and uplifting songs from the Great White Way. 356 W. Center Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 www.highlandslittletheatre.orgTickets: Adults $15 Youth $8Tickets & Info: 863-382-2525adno=3595549 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin CenterOur Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? 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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 www.highlandsnewssun.com Father, son SFSC alums credit community for strengthLAKE PLACID „ Father and son, Kerry and Kyle Thompson, both South Florida State College alumni, have never lost the sense of home when they speak of Lake Placid or Highlands County and “nd it a source of great strength. Kerry is the vice president and of“ce manager of Heartland National Banks Lake Placid Of“ce. He received his Associate in Arts degree in business administration in 1977 from SFSC, then known as South Florida Community College, and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Kyle graduated from SFSC in 2011 with his Associate in Arts degree in business administration and earned his bachelors degree in food and resource economics from the University of Florida in 2013. He earned his Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2016. He practices law with Rider & Thompson, in Lake Placid. Kerry grew up in Miami. Miami was a really nice place to live in the late 1950s. We didnt lock our doors or our cars,Ž he said. But my dad was a police of“cer and could see the landscape changing.Ž He was introduced to Highlands County early in life when his family camped at Fisheating Creek in Palmdale and shopped for supplies in Lake Placid. Eventually, the family, discovered they had a distant relative who owned property in Venus. He was getting older and wanted to sell some property, so we bought some land and ended up building a house,Ž Kerry said. Then, my mom, my brother, and I moved to Lake Placid in 1973 when I was a junior in high school. My dad continued to work as a police of“cer in Miami and would commute back and forth on the weekends until he retired from the police force.Ž Kerry graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1975. Although he didnt plan to attend college, he went to Edison Community College in Fort Myers on the promise of a golf scholarship, but the scholarship didnt materialize. He attended the college for two semesters and played on the golf team, but had to work, go to class, and practice golf. Disheartened, he returned to Highlands County and enrolled at SFSC. While attending college, he worked at Sun n Lake Golf Course in Sebring, getting up at 4 a.m. to mow the greens. Hed then shower and change, head to class at SFSC, then return to the golf course to work until late in the afternoon. Kerrys career in banking started in 1978 through an acquaintance, Don Dyer, who had designed and built the golf course at Sun n Lake in Sebring. Kerry worked for Dyer at the Sun n Lake Golf Course in Lake Placid while he was attending Lake Placid High School and then Sun n Lake Golf Course in Sebring after it was opened for business. Don later went into banking at First Bank in Lake Placid,Ž Kerry said. Kerrys mother ran into Dyer at the bank one day. Dyer told her about an opening at the bank and suggested Kerry come talk to him. Kerry was hired to work in the banks loan department. Later, he trained to run the newly opened trust department. He was sent to the University of Florida for a couple of summers and to the Florida Trust School in Gainesville. He worked in trust departments for the next 25 to 30 years, successfully riding the increasing wave of bank mergers and consolidations. In 1999, after several bank mergers, Kerry was working at Bank of America in Sebring as the senior trust of“cer. He was told that they planned to close the banks trust department in Sebring and was asked to transfer to their trust department in Vero Beach, but he chose to remain in Highlands County and was hired by SunTrust Bank as the vice president and manager of the Trust and Investments Services Group Of“ce in Sebring. In 2005, SunTrust closed it trust department in Sebring and asked Kerry to move to Lakeland. In late 2005, he was offered a position with Heartland National Bank where he now works. I chose not to transfer to Vero Beach or Lakeland because Kyle and his siblings were then of high school age, and I thought a move would cause a disruption in their lives,Ž he said. Lake Placid was, and is today, a great place to raise a family. The community was such that we were well connected with our local church and the kids were involved in the youth program. My wife Lori and I taught a youth age Sunday school class. So, there was no second thought about moving to Vero Beach or Lakeland.Ž At Rider & Thompson, Kyle practices general civil law. The areas of real estate, estate planning, and probate are really the foundation of our practice,Ž he said. Kyle works alongside long-time attorney Mike Rider. My dad and Mr. Mike were friends before I was even born,Ž he said. So, thats where the relationship started. Mr. Mike and my dad both played golf and I would join them even as a young boy.Ž Kyle chose to attend SFSC right out of high school rather than go directly to a university. Its a smart “nancial decision for kids to stay here,Ž he said. Having a dad in banking, the “scal responsibility was instilled in us, but it wasnt something our parents pushed on us.Ž Kyle was awarded Top Ten and Bright Futures scholarships for college. One of the big draws to SFSC was the cost of college,Ž he said. I worked while I was in school, so I was saving money. I mowed yards in Sebring with my brotherin-law who has a lawn company.Ž A lot of kids, when theyre in high school, cant wait to get out of Highlands County,Ž he said. I never had the desire to leave Lake Placid as soon as I could. I didnt have that need or that desire to leave. Certainly the community and the closeness of my family was a big part of it.Ž While attending SFSC, Kyle developed an interest in law school, so he went to Rider to ask him about the practice of law and what it entailed. During the summer between his junior and senior year at the University of Florida, he interned in Riders law of“ce. After his “rst year in law school, he held internships during the summer and during winter breaks. I came back to the law “rm as much as I could,Ž Kyle said. I jumped at the opportunity.Ž Kyles background in agriculture and his bachelors degree in food and resource economics has served him well in his law practice. Obviously, growing up in a rural community, with family property, I fell in love with agriculture and really enjoyed that,Ž he said. I could see myself doing something in agriculture. When I was going to major in it, I had the idea that I might want to go to law school. So for me, it was good either way because Id either have a career in agriculture in Central Florida, or if I went to law school, I would return to Central Florida knowing that a lot of my clients would be in agriculture.ŽSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOKyle and Kerry Thompson. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com TALLAHASSEE „ Fresh water releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries as a means of managing regional ”ood risks resumed Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Jacksonville said. The announcement comes as politicians continue to blame each other for the toxic algae outbreaks in the estuaries. After touring impacted waters in Southwest Florida on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott issued an emergency order for Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties over the reemergence of toxic algae outbreaks on both coasts, which residents believe are caused by the releases. We acknowledge the multiple challenges in this system including this summers extensive algal blooms,Ž Col. Jason Kirk, Jacksonville District commander with the Army Corps of Engineers, said in a press release Thursday. Through our federal-state dike rehabilitation and Everglades restoration efforts, along with the state and local community investments to control nutrients from the lake and adjacent waterways, we are collective on the path to remedying these multiple challenges.Ž In response to Scotts order, the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday announced it had started to lower water levels in conservation areas as a way to send more water south from the lake. These pumps will increase the capacity of water that can be moved out of Water Conservation Area 3B into Shark River Slough and into Everglades National Park by up to 200 cubic feet per second,Ž a release from the district stated. Additionally, numerous other permanent and temporary pumps are currently being operated by the District 24 hours a day to move more water out of the conservation areas.Ž In addition to increasing the ”ow into Everglades National Park, which will also start Friday, the water management district will slow ”ows into the lake from the Kissimmee River and other points north of the river, while moving as much water as possible into other storage areas on the south side of the lake. The Army Corps had suspended releases into the St. Lucie Estuary on June 30 and into the Caloosahatchee Estuaries on Sunday so a full assessment of system conditions could be undertaken. The lake level neared 14.5 feet on Thursday, the third highest for this date in 11 years. The lake level has increased more than a foot-and-a-half since May 13 due to record rainfalls. Rain over the past two weeks has caused the lake level to rise just over two inches. Kirk said the discharges will operate below the limits allowed in the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule for the next two weeks. We will implement pulse releases with variable ”ows that simulate rainfall events in an effort to reduce some of the environmental impacts,Ž he said in the release. The Army Corps move to limit water levels in the lake is intended to reduce the chance of a major breach of the Herbert Hoover Dike, which is basically a 30-foot-high earthen structure that surrounds the lake. Last week, the corps said that $514.2 million is heading toward repairs of the dike. The toxic blooms have sparked a political “restorm and erupted into major “nger pointing by local, state and federal of“cials operatives. Palm Beach real estate magnet Jeff Greene, who is running as a Democrat for governor, called the latest algae outbreak a direct result of the system collapsing after 20 years of Republican leadershipŽ after taking his own tour of the waters on Wednesday. Scott, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, has blamed his opponent for failing to push Congress to act on water issues affecting South Florida.Lake O releases back onBy JIM TURNERNEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ANDREW WEST/THE NEWS-PRESS via APA muscovy duck and its young swim through an algae infested canal o of Orange Grove Boulevard in North Fort Myers on Tuesday. SEBRING „ Ninthgraders, 10th-graders and 11th-graders will need fewer credits and can get by with a lower grade point average in the upcoming school year to move up to the next grade level. The School Board of Highlands County, by a 4-1 vote, recently approved a high school grade classi“cation revision to the Student Progression Plan, which lowers the number of credits and the minimum grade point average needed to progress to the next grade level. The previous policy classi“ed 10th-graders as meeting the following: 6 to 11.5 credits, including one credit of Level 2 English, a passing grade in a Level 2 Math and a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher. The new policy classi“es 10th-graders by meeting the following: 5 9.5 credits of which two credits must be core credits and a 1.5 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher. This was a scaled back plan to improve high school retention rates by reducing some of the requirements to advance to the next grade level. In March, the School Board turned down the Zero Grade Progression plan that would have automatically advanced high school freshmen and sophomores to the next grade level, without successfully completing the coursework. Superintendent Brenda Longshore said Friday that Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs Jessica Thayer brought together teachers and administrators from the high schools a few months ago to revisit the grade classi“cation topics and it was presented to the board at that time. School board member Donna Howerton said she again voted noŽ on the revision because there are still concerns among faculty, parents and the community. Though there are no changes in the graduation requirements, by lowering the standards, students may not be able to catch up to meet those graduation requirements, she said. The revisions also lower the requirements to be classi“ed as an 11th-grader from 12.0-17.5 credits to 10.0-16.5 and lowers the unweighted GPA requirement from 2.0 to 1.65 or higher. The 12th-grade classi“cation requirements are lowered from 18 credits and more to 17 credits and over, and the unweighted GPA requirement is lowered from 2.0 to 1.8. Revised language states that all students who have been retained in high school can be reclassi“ed at the end of the “rst semester if they meet the criteria. Also, students will not be classi“ed above their cohort year without principal approval.Making the next high school grade easierBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFThe School Board of Highlands County approved recently a high school grade classication revision to the Student Progression Plan. 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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 www.highlandsnewssun.com VOTER REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING! REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!Per Florida Statute, the Voter Registration Books in Highlands County will close on Monday, July 30, 2018 for the Primary Election to be held on August 28, 2018. If you are registering for the “ rst time in Florida and Highlands County is now your legal residence, you must register by the July 30th date. If you are already a quali“ ed registered voter in the State of Florida and you have moved to Highlands County from another county in Florida, you do not have to re-register, however, it is important to change your address with the Supervisor of Elections Of“ ce. (Reminder: you must vote in the precinct in which you live.) PARTY CHANGES Florida is a closed primary state, which means you will be given a ballot of the party you are registered with 29 days prior to the Primary Election. Please check your party af“ liation and make any changes prior to the Book Closing date of July 30, 2018. You may visit our website, votehighlands.com, to view your voter registration information or call our of“ ce for assistance. CONTACT INFORMATION Highlands County Supervisor of Elections: 580 S. Commerce Ave., Suite A201, Sebring, Florida 33870 (863) 402-6655 www.votehighlands.com Voter registration is also available online at RegistertovoteFlorida.gov. Completed paper voter registration applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Supervisor of Elections Of“ ce by Monday, July 30, 2018. SIGNATURE UPDATES If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you will need to provide a signature update to the Elections Of“ ce. Signatures on petitions and Vote by Mail ballots are always checked against the current voter registration signature on “ le, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is current. If you think that your signature may need to be updated, simply call our of“ ce and we will be glad to assist you. Penny Ogg Highlands County Supervisor of Elections adno=3595766 OBITUARIESRaymond Ray L. BurginRaymond RayŽ L. Burgin, 59, was born to Thomas and Mary Ann Burgin on April 27, 1959 in Hialeah, Florida and passed away in Lake Placid, Florida on July 08, 2018. Raymond is survived by his two sons, Raymond J. Burgin and Thomas J. Burgin, and their mother, Anne Burgin; one daughter, Jenna E. Gatley; father, Thomas Burgin; mother, Mary Ann Burgin; brother, Leonard J. Burgin; sister, Sandra Bothun and brother in-law, Brian Bothun; three step-sisters, Laura and John Zink, Marie and Buddy Dye, and Cathy and Richard Doble; and “nally many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Raymond was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He had a true passion for “shing, hunting, boating and just the great outdoors. Ray will be known for his businesses, Rays Taxi Service and Rays Sheds. A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 30 E. Palm Circle, Lake Placid, Florida. In lieu of ”owers please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Jack L. ClarkJack Lilburn Clark, 75, of Sebring, passed away on July 6, 2018 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center of Fort Pierce, Florida following an automobile accident. He was 75 years old. The family is respecting his wishes to not have a funeral service. Jack was born on Sept. 4, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to James P. Clark and Mary Parr. After graduating from High School, he attended the Georgia Tech University. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he loved to golf and spending time with his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Donald Clark. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Turner Clark of Sebring, Florida; his daughter, Dawn C. Hostetler (Dan) of Winter Haven, Florida; his stepdaughters, Kristin Ritsema (Scott) of Cypress, California, Sherry Cassilly of Edgewater, Maryland, and Stacey Steinberg of Middletown, Delaware; siblings, Susan Clark of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fran Shaw of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dick Clark (Kathy) of Louisville, Kentucky, Dale Clark of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Kay Parrott (Ed) of Indianapolis, Indiana; seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of ”owers, donations may be made to the Fisher House. SEBRING „ Highlands Countys Historic Preservation Commission met Thursday and discussed two places of local historic signi“cance. One is the Lorida School House and the other is Highlands Hammock State Park. While no one doubts the historic signi“cance of Highlands Hammock State Park, the “rst state park in Florida, there are questions of how to establish enough signi“cance of the Lorida School to qualify for a historic marker. Joedene Thayer, planning supervisor and county staff assigned to work with the Historic Commission, said there has been talk of getting a historic marker for the site „ a sign that would teach visitors about the importance of the school. The dif“culty, Thayer said, is “nding a great enough historic signi“cance to mark the building as equally signi“cant. The original school building, constructed in 1925, either burned down or blew away with a hurricane, according to Historic Commission documents. A new building, the current one, went up in either 1933 or 1934, depending on differing accounts. Some accounts have it being built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, but Darrel Smith, a historian for the CCC, has said the group never worked in the area where the school was built. He also said the CCC only started working in Highlands County in 1934, a year after the school was completed, by some accounts. Some accounts state, after its completion, that the “rst elected Superintendent of Schools F.N.K. Bailey was proud of the school and often visited to talk with students. By the end of World War II, some students were riding buses to Sebring schools. The building served as a school until the 1950s, when it was converted to a library and meeting hall. Empty and deteriorating, it got new life in the 1970s when restoration started, spurred by Audrey Vickers and Marie Boley. Ten years ago, it was transferred by the Highlands County School Board to ownership by South Florida State College. Local prominent residents who attended the school include, in alphabetical order: Elaine Ables, Sam Bronson, Sadie Brown, Mary Ann Stokes Gosa, Rachel Hunter, Jack Ingle, Bill and Ginger Payne, Neil Ashton Prescott, Nancy Vickers Pyle, Leila Sebring, Edgar Stokes and Ruby Ashton Tomlinson. The building itself was an example of frame vernacular,Ž with wood exterior and interior walls, concrete-block foundation, soft wood/ pine ”ooring, gable/hip roof with metal sheeting and three bathrooms. Meanwhile, the application to have the state park placed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places is working through the system. At last word, Thayer said, it had been submitted to the Keeper of the Register at the federal level. Thayer hopes to hear back from the National Register soon about the park.Commission wants historic markerBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERLooks to recognize Lorida, Hammock Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870 € (863) 385-1546DIRECT CREMATION $895€ All cremations done in Highlands County Not out of County€ Cremation € Burials € Shipping Service € No sales person will call € Serving all of Highlands CountyWe CareŽ € Locally owned & operatedadno=3590602Te ll your r e p resentatives in C on g ress to sto p the and protect American jobs. 2 02.225.3121 W ill K ill Am e ri ca n Jobs.A single newsprint company has convinced our government to tax the paper that is used in newspapers, books and other publications. The rest of the industry opposes this new tax. Now, increased paper costs are threatening thousands of jobs in the printing and publishing industry. Is this how our trade laws should be used? Abuse of Our Trade Lawsadno=3589641

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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name … not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. OUR VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com Romona Washington Executive Editor romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS Cli Yeazel Advertising Director cli.yeazell@highlandsnewssun.com Rob Kearly Circulation Director rob.kearly@highlandsnewssun.com Donna Scherlacher Digital Media/Production Manager donna.scherlacher@highlandsnewssun.comThe Democratic Party wants you to be so angry that you are embracing violence and ostracizing everyone who disagrees with your views. Leadership doesnt seem to want it to be too obvious. Rep. Maxine Waters is currently the most vociferous, calling on the party faithful to accost Trump administration employees and push backŽ at them, screaming that they are not welcomeŽ in restaurants, at grocery stores and gas stations. How this cannot be a call to violence is beyond logic. After Democratic Party leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., warned such public calls for aggression could also be used against themselves, Waters feebly evaded the question of violence and pointed to Trump... dont let him distract you (the press)!ŽThis is about the children!Ž Democrats are reminding everyone that Trump encouraged supporters to punchŽ protesters who disrupted his campaign rallies and yearned for the days when such hooligans would be carried out on stretchers. If the argument is the schoolyard he started itŽ theme, then we should all be reminded that Democratic Party operatives bragged on video that they hired criminals to start “ghts at Trump campaigns. They were paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Still, the civilŽ reaction at the Trump rallies would have been to call out the protesters as paid operatives for the Hillary campaign, but thats not Trumps way. Especially since the civilŽ way of the Democrats to disparage their opponent was to hire criminals to “nd a Trump supporter willing to punch them for videos destined for the nightly news. This will not end well. With liberal business owners joyfully telling Trump employees to hit the street, there has already been pushback from Trump supporters in the way of researching business owners and employees most personal information, such as health records, and publicizing it. Some of the most scurrilous informationŽ disseminated online may not even be factual, but that doesnt matter in tribal warfare.Embracing violence is not what our politics needs ColumnistRICK JENSEN The producer was looking to do the right thing. He had a dead animal on his hands, a casualty of Hurricane Irma. So he asked the person everyone in Highlands County would ask, Laurie Hurner, how to dispose of it. She took it to county emergency management of“cials. But everyoneŽ meant county of“cials, too. Hurners question boomeranged right back to her … several times. It seems that any of“cial who had the question land in his or her inbox had the same thought: Ask Laurie. Thats how it goes when youre a communitys clearinghouse for all things agriculture. Its not that Hurner always knows the answers. Former Highlands County Farm Bureau president Scott Kirouac will tell you she doesnt need to. As the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Highlands County Extension director, Hurner knows the people who do. In the case of the animal casualty, Hurner eventually tracked down a state environmental of“cial whom she put in touch with the producer. More often, it involves bringing the expertise of UF/IFAS to Sebring or Avon Park. Highlands County farmers and ranchers know that when they call Hurner, theyre calling the UF/IFAS faculty at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, and the 20-plus academic departments in Gainesville. Hurner has been the Highlands County citrus agent for the past “ve years, and the director for nearly three. In a sense, though, she was born into the Extension business, the daughter of the Highlands County citrus agent. Her dad, Tim, had a 30-year career in the UF/ IFAS county Extension of“ce in Sebring, and he held both the jobs that Laurie does now. Shes the “fth generation of Hurners in Florida agriculture. She grew up a 4-H kid, went off to college and studied citrus. Having know-how in the grove wasnt enough for her to serve her community, she decided. So she earned a graduate degree at UF in agricultural education and communication. And she was selected from a “eld of more than 100 candidates to join a 30-member class in the UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute. Wedgworth continued her education in how to be resourceful and expanded the network of answer people she could call on when a producer called her. It came in handy in more ways than one after Irma. Hurner organized a laundry brigade to wash the clothes of visiting utility workers laboring long hours to restore power after the hurricane. The women were going through too much of their own money at the laundromat. Hurner put the call out to a fellow Wedgworth alumnus, and the next day someone showed up at the laundromat with $200 worth of quarters. Im from Wedgworth,Ž he said, handed over the quarters, and left. Kirouac doesnt hand out compliments willy-nilly. In fact, before Hurner was appointed director, Kirouac came up to Gainesville to see me to offer input about Extension. Lets just say it wasnt all complimentary. Hurner invited Kirouac and others to her of“ce as soon as she became director. She wanted their input as she assembled a team of agents. Local producers were in on helping her identify people with the knowledge and the service ethic to support Farm Bureau members and the rest of the local agricultural community. Today Kirouac has different advice for me. Hang on to her as long as you can,Ž he says of Hurner. We intend to. Im optimistic we will, because UF, Highlands County, citrus, and farmers and ranchers all have a hold on her. Shes the right person in the right job. And what to do with a dead animal? Its not the question thats important to me. What really matters to me is that when you have questions, you call your UF/IFAS Extension agent. J ack Payne is the University of Floridas senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Email him at jackpayne@ u”.edu or follow him on Twitter @JackPayneIFAS Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Hurner knows where to get the answers Jack PayneGUEST COLUMN COURTESY PHOTOLaurie Hurner, second from right, with some of the Linemen Laundry Ladies in the days after Hurricane Irma swept across the county. JENSEN| 7From across the street, Magnolia Retirement Village doesnt look so bad. It is whats beyond the front door that is disgusting to most of us. Dead roaches. Live roach and ant infestations. Black mold that is feet high on the walls around air handlers and on the ceilings. Deteriorating drywall. Disgustingly “lthy rooms. Leaking roofs. Holes in the bottom of doors where critters can enter from the outside. Electrical wires coming from the walls. Corroding exit doors. Food stored on the ”oor. Then there are claims of staff shortages, poor nutritional programs, over-charging residents, and intimidation and elder abuse. The pictures provided to the Highlands News-Sun said enough and yet what was on Wednesdays front page was not the worst of what we were given. The complaints against Magnolia Retirement Home were brought to the attention of the Highlands News-Sun by both former employees and some of the 40 live-in residents. Upon doing some public record search, it is clear that the problems at the assisted living facility are not a surprise to of“cials at the Agency for Health Care Administration or the local Florida Department of Health. In fact, more complaints have been lodged with AHCA against Magnolia Retirement Village than any other ALF in Highlands County, according to the agencys website. Complaints have also been lodged with the Highlands County Code Enforcement as well as “re inspectors with the City of Sebring. Results of scheduled inspections are unsatisfactoryŽ and although there are some improvements made, re-inspections remain marked unsatisfactory.Ž We question why unannounced inspections arent being made by the investigating agencies, especially when one of the complainants said the administrator does just enough before inspections not to get shut down.Ž We would hope the inspectors can predict this type of suspicious activity, which would warrant a re-inspection without letting the administrator know when that will be. Otherwise, the inspections may never get any better, which means the living conditions for these folks will certainly never get any better. This is only the tip of the iceberg. More reports continue to be reviewed, showing more problems. The former employees who brought the problems to light said they were released from work after notifying ACHA. Both said they tried to help the residents there, even going so far to use their own money to guy food and items for the residents. They also claim that residents have been charged for toiletries and food, even when it has been donated. If the conditions cant be resolved in a certain amount of time, then the place should be shut down. Ask yourself, would you want your mother or father, maybe a grandparent, or a sister or brother living in a place where roaches and mold are the norm? We dont think so. If you know something about the living conditions at this facility or other unacceptable living conditions at other facilities, please dont wait. Make a phone call today and report the situation.Nightmare on Magnolia Avenue

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 www.highlandsnewssun.com Each side has their most fervent online warriors,Ž certain that they hold the moral high ground. Indeed, while calling for mobs to encircle, intimidate and physically evict from public spaces any Trump employee, Maxine Waters declared, God is on our side.Ž Question: Was God on their sideŽ when the Obama administration rippedŽ children from their parents caught crossing the border illegally and caging them? While Schumer is worried about violent right-wingers doing to him what the violent left is doing to Republicans, Maxine Waters basically doubled down on her rant. Then, last week, an intern for Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., saw the president in the Capitol and shouted, Mister President, f#$@ you!Ž The intern was neither “red nor released from her prestigious position. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee reports the owner of the Red Hen restaurant wasnt satis“ed with kicking Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her Lexington, Virginia restaurant. While Sarah went home, other members of her family went to a restaurant across the street. The Red Hen owner followed with others in tow, shouting and screaming at the Huckabee relatives, including a brother-inlaw who is a liberal. Doesnt matter. Collateral damage. Florida GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi was forced to call for a police escort to safely leave a movie about Mister Rogers after leftists threatened her at the theater. Democrat Maxine Waters endorses this, which is utterly stupid. There are many angry people in this world and Waters is, essentially, yelling, Fire!Ž in every theater. Radical right-wingers have threatened left-wingers and radical left-wingers threaten right-wingers. The more this is encouraged, the worse it will get. Whats different now are the public, bold death threats, such as Florida Democratic Party activist Laurence Key threatening to kill the children of a Republican congressman and James Hodgkinson, a left-wing activist who shot Republican congressman Steve Scalise at a congressional baseball game practice. Maybe partisan business owners should just post their preferences on their doors and social media sites to avoid violence in their establishments. Mimicking the American Revolution, big-government Tories (Democrats) and limited-government patriots (Republicans) could post a donkey or elephant on their doors. Rick Jensen is an annoying, award-winning Delaware talk show host and equally annoying national columnist. Email rick@DBCMedia.com.JENSENFROM PAGE 6 direct control and supervision of one who can manage the dog. Those not on a leash need to obey voice commands, Massey said. Naturally, he said, all dogs must be up to date on rabies vaccinations, and be registered with the county by a collar tag or „ as preferred „ an implanted microchip. Some mobile home parks and/or deed-restricted communities may have exercise areas for animals, Massey said, as well as rules of conduct for the animal and owner under the Homeowners Association (HOA). However, Massey said, such rules must be enforced by the HOA. Sebring already has a dog park, but its not free. Its an amenity offered by Dog Designs by Dana Pet Resort on Thunderbird Hill Road. After paying a registration fee, owners can pay dues per visit, per month or per year. Kristie Vasquez, executive director of Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency, said the city has talked since 2015 about setting up a public dog park. City of“cials have selected an acre of city-owned land between Spruce Street and Cypress Avenue, off Franklin Street, and have put in an application for a $25,000 PetSafe grant. Vasquez has not been told exactly when of“cials with the program will make a decision. Sometime this fall,Ž shes been told. Assistant City Administrator Bob Hoffman said city parks, by ordinance, do not allow dogs. In an email, he provided a 2002 News-Sun article about a child getting bitten at Max Long Field. He also provided an ordinance the city adopted shortly after that to prohibit all dogs, except guide dogs, at public parks. In Spring Lake Improvement District, owners take their dogs down every street and to every public park at all times of the day, said District Manager Joe DeCerbo. They even play Frisbee in a “eld behind the district main of“ces. Our whole community is a dog park,Ž DeCerbo said, adding the caveat that people dont let dogs run off leashes. Dogs are also welcome at the Spring Lake EcoPark at the communitys recently-created stormwater treatment area. It includes a 1.3-mile hiking trail around a man-made stormwater runoff lake. A fenced-in area near the entrance has a plastic bag dispenser to help curbŽ dogs before walking them. People need to pick up after their dogs at Lakeshore Mall, said General Manager Jenny Cheek, but as long as they do that, control their barking and keep dogs on leashes or in carriers, dogs may stay. If they bark uncontrollably, we ask them to remove the dog,Ž Cheek said. Cheek said she recently brought in her two cockapoos, ages 12 and 10, to have their photos made. She had them on leashes, she said. It would be hard for her to prohibit dogs: Lakeshore Mall will host Bow Wow Dog DaysŽ dog vendor event this Saturday, July 21. Im going to have to take my girls,Ž Cheek said. Ken LeBlanc said attracting business was one reason why, when he opened Lake Placids Journal Plaza three years ago this December, he included doggie doo bags and a water-drinking hydrant. The shops are dog-friendly, for the most part,Ž LeBlanc said. However, the plaza is not an off-leash dog park,Ž and the town needs that, he said. Right now, Lake Placid has a small dog-walking area by the Gate Gasoline station, sponsored by Gate Gasoline and Delaney Fence Company. LeBlanc said hes brought the matter to the Lake Placid Town Council in the past. I think its their responsibility to have that,Ž LeBlanc claims. Attempts to get comment or clari“cation from Lake Placid of“cials were not successful. However, the town has several public parks, and county ordinances pertaining to dogs still require owners to keep them on a leash. For now, LeBlanc said, his family takes their dogs to Danas facility off Thunderbird Road.DOGSFROM PAGE 1 PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFDogs exercise in early June at the dog park that is part of Dog Designs by Dana Pet Resort. Dana Stanley also opens the dog park daily to pet owners who join as members. So far, the only Sebring-area free public dog park just opened Wednesday on Edgewater Drive in the Sun n Lake Speical Improvement District. MELISSA MAIN/STAFFHighlands County residents bring their pooches on Wednesday morning to the new dog park in Sun n Lake of Sebring. Ocials in charge of the improvement district decided to make it available to all county residents, as long as visitors abide by specic rules to ensure safety of the people and the dogs with them. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18 6/16/18adno=3591959 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18 7-28-18

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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com extremely conscientious.Ž Jessica has done an excellent job with our insurance. She has lots of follow-up,Ž Bill Foster said. If she doesnt follow up, one of the ladies in the of“ce does. She is well deserving of having this new facility. All the food at the party was very good, and the sangria was a nice plus.Ž Fosters wife, Teresa, said, I loved all the food, especially the shrimp and the ribs.Ž Part of Hartlines success comes from her ability to manage her employees. Kathi Rego, a recent hire, said: I love working here. Shes a great boss. Shes very relaxed, but she makes sure things are done right. She is very thorough in her training. She wants to be sure we are trained right so we can give the best customer service possible.Ž We are constantly training, and Im constantly training myself,Ž Hartline said. A couple of weeks ago, I met with the No. 1 and No. 2 top performing Allstate agents in the nation. I, along with four other people, received an invitation to meet with them. I totally revamped my training for employees after visiting these top agents,Ž Hartline said. Hartline has received several awards from Allstate for her sales volume. Besides training, I think another thing that makes my company stand out is that everybody in the of“ce loves people,Ž she said. Everyone here has a heart for the community. We want to make sure that customers are happy with our service.Ž In addition to delicious food, attendees were also treated to great musical talent. DJ Leroy also played classic hits from the 1950s to today that featured a mix of country, rock and roll, soul and disco. Erica White sang several country songs at the event, including Girl Crush,Ž Dirty LaundryŽ and Stay.Ž I love singing, and I sing because I like to help others communicate their feelings through music,Ž White said. The Highlands NewsSun was involved in the grand opening event. Tim Smolarick, publisher for the Highlands News-Sun, said: We offer a grand opening package that includes catering from the Olympic restaurant, live entertainment, a DJ, a Facebook live post, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a plaque to commemorate the event and we run invitation ads leading up to the day of the event. Jessica was very helpful in partnering with us in the inaugural grand opening,Ž Smolarick said. We believe every business grand opening or milestone is a cause of celebration. The Highlands NewsSun intends to celebrate and promote businesses at the inception of the company and throughout their existence.ŽALLSTATEFROM PAGE 1 MELISSA MAIN/STAFFTim Smolarick presented Jessica Hartline with a plaque to commemorate the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Jessica Hartline celebrated the grand opening of her new Allstate business on Thursday. the building. Fagan then entered with a handgun and began shooting as the victim and the other people inside the restaurant ”ed out the back,Ž the news release added. On the day of the shooting, Melanie DeJesus was on the phone with a client at Parke Sutherlands law of“ce, where she works, when she heard what she thought may have been “reworks, and she knew they were close. DeJesus knows the sound of a gun; it didnt take her long to determine what it was, she said. She and the other employees locked the doors to the attorneys of“ce and hid. At 11:03 a.m. she alerted her mother, who lives next door to the restaurant, to lock her doors. DeJesus and her co-workers watched from the windows as the victim ran out of the restaurant and tried to wave down a car to get help. The attorneys of“ce is just two doors down from Maryland Fried Chicken, with a white house right next to it separated by a line of shrubs. The guy was trying to wave down a car and get some help,Ž DeJesus said then. He kept yelling, Help! Ive been shot! It took a long time but he “nally got into a car.Ž Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 863-4027250 or email detectives@highlandssheriff. org. Anonymous tips can be made via Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800226-TIPS or online at heartlandcrimestoppers. com. Crime Stoppers tips may be eligible for a cash reward. Highlands News-Sun reporter Kim Leatherman contributed to the report.ARRESTFROM PAGE 1 SEBRING „ A truck caught “re inside a bay at Mussleman Storage and caused approximately $100,000 to $150,000 of damage, according to Highlands County Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor. At 11:07 a.m. Saturday, “re engines were dispatched to the scene of the “re at 5241 Kenilworth Blvd. West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department was the “rst to arrive on the scene. Lorida Volunteer Fire Station and both Desoto City stations also responded. Twenty-“ve “re“ghters fought the blaze, which destroyed the truck and caused extensive damage to two storage bays, and smoke and heat damage to a total of six bays. Highlands County Emergency Medical Services and Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce were also present to evaluate the scene. Bashoor said: A gentleman was working on a truck, and there was a malfunction of the engine. He was working on the truck inside a storage bay when the engine malfunction sparked a “re. He tried to put it out with “re extinguishers but eventually called 911,Ž Bashoor said. He had second-degree burns on his head and arms. He was evaluated by paramedics, but he refused to be transported by EMS for medical services.Ž However, he was treated on the scene by paramedics, and his wounds were cleaned, explained Bashoor. Lorida Fire Engine No. 23 was housed in Bay 5 and had soot damage as a result of the “re.Fire destroys two bays at Mussleman StorageBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER MELISSA MAIN/STAFF WRITERA man was working on his truck inside a bay at Mussleman Storage when a malfunction on the engine sparked a re. The truck was destroyed and two bays had extensive damage.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. Championship Tournament Sponsor HOLE SPONSORS:Professional Hearing Aid Centers Royals Furniture € Codys Dimitris € Huston Chevrolet J. 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LOCAL SPORTSA sizzling Sertoma summerJunior golfers battle heat at Highlands Ridge NorthAVON PARK The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour held its seventh event of the summer season at Highlands Ridge North on a sweltering Thursday. The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, which is for youngsters ages 6-18, has been in existence for more than two decades and is a great place where players can hone their games in a competitive environment at different courses in the Heartland. Thursdays tournament attracted 39 golfers who managed to post some solid scores in spite of the heat and humidity on the challenging Highlands Ridge North course. We had a good turnout and the course was in great shape,Ž said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. The kids did a good job of playing in some tough conditions and they posted some excellent scores on a tough course.Ž Talk about good scores, Wauchulas Hannah Revell shot an even par 72 to “nish “rst in the girls 14-18 age group, while Lake Placids Ashley Engle placed second after carding an 87, Sebrings Alyssa Jordan was third with a 94 and Samantha Payne had a 130. Revell, who had a solid high school career at Hardee High, will play golf at Webber International University this fall. Hannah has a good swing and is a talented player,Ž Kesling said. She has been playing well all summer and had a great round today. Ashley continues to work hard on her game and has a bright future in the game.Ž In the boys 16-18 division, Dylan Crawford came in “rst place with a 78, Will Redding placed second with an 89, Andrew Graham “red a 99, Clayton Osha had a 118, Nick Piccione shot a 120 and Zac Taylor came in at 127. Dylan had a solid round and has been pretty consistent this summer,Ž Kesling said. The other boys just need to keep practicing and working to get better.Ž In the boys 14-15 age group, Beckham Donovan “nished “rst with a 79, Lane Revell and Avery Hurst tied for second place after each shot an 82, Ranen Carmichael had an 86, Cade Scarborough came in at 92, Zach Doorlag “red a 93, Ethan Kinney had a 106, Kaleb Revels shot a 108, Ashton Grif“n had a 112 and Owen Schraeder was at 120. There are a lot of talented players in that age group,Ž Kesling said. Its been close all summer By MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITER MARK PINSON/STAFFKale Henderson chips up to the eighth green during Thursdays Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Highlands Ridge North.GOLF | 2 Lake Placid rolls in state tournamentDragons overcome adversity, weather to win softball openers Lake Placid … Raindrops keep falling on my head was the theme for Fridays “rst day of the Dixie Youth Softball State Tournament at the Lake June Ball“elds. When the girls were able to “nally play, three Lake Placid teams dominated on the diamond by winning their opening games. The Belles started the day with their game delayed by two hours. The Dragons took to the “eld and had four lightning delays resulting in the game lasting roughly 10 hours. The girls were exhausted but stayed focused and after a hard-fought battle they defeated Belleview by a “nal score of 9-8. It was de“nitely a long day,Ž said Lake Placid Coach Todd Moore. I have been preaching to these girls that is about the team and they have to stick together. That is not about one individual and they are buying into it and understanding what I am talking about. It is one persons job to get on base, its the next persons job to move them over and it is the next persons job to get them in scoring position or score. We have to win as a team, we are not going to win this tournament or go to the World Series because of one person, it is about everybody. Its about everyone coming together for one goal. I am so proud of these ladies. Weve had some ups and downs these last couple of weeks. We lost a young lady due to a collarbone injury and we brought up Miracle Jones. Miracle has practiced with us twice and has done everything Ive asked of her. I am proud that she rose to the occasion. Our eyes are on the prize. I am exhausted after this long game but sending By RUTH ANNE LAWSONCORRESPONDENT RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTLake Placids Makenzi Durbano beats the tag of Belleviews Payton Davis during Fridays Dixie Belles Softball State Tournament at Lake June Ballelds. STATE | 5The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the third week of July gives anglers the last two days of the super new moon phase and a consistent rainy season weather forecast. All “shing factors considered, anglers will enjoy above average “shing action today and Monday as the super new-moon effect dissipates. Tuesday through the midweek the evening feeding bite picks up signi“cantly as the moon arrives overhead while the sun is setting. Dissolved oxygen rates will also be at the highest point of the day at this time, so feeding action will be greater than average. Southwest winds will remain just strong enough to be bene“cial today through Wednesday. However the second half of this week, for the “rst time in over a month, we will “nally have ideal wind speeds as a dominate south-tosouthwest wind picks-up to double digit speeds Thursday through next Sunday„ when was the last time you remember a weather forecast predicting ten days or more of a southwest wind? Best Fishing Days: Today and Monday the end of the super new moon phase will produce excellent results with Monday late afternoon to evening hours, being the best time of the forty-eight hour period. Major Fishing Period: Today the super Evening fishing benefits from the new moon Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 3 AVON PARK „ They may have lost a few golf balls during the day, but they didnt lose their sense of humor, as a good time was had by all at the Heartland Golf Championship qualifier at Pinecrest Golf Club on Saturday. Nobody had a better time than Brad Ruetz, who captured top honors with a score of 42 points, which was one point better than the 41 points of Rande Allen. I had a great time,Ž Ruetz said. I played well. I missed a few shots, but driving and putting were both pretty good.Ž Ruetz said the point system used for scoring was nice. Its the first time Ive played that way,Ž he said. Ronnie Carter placed third with 36 points, while Jay Lawrence and Don Brickhaus tied for fourth with scores of 35. Tim Harker had 30 points Ruetz takes Pinecrest qualifierBY ALLEN MOODYHIGHLANDS SUN EDITOR ALLEN MOODY/STAFFPlayers pose for a shot before Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Pinecrest Golf Club. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFBrad Ruetz, left, and Pinecrest pro Joe Staeri, after Ruetz won Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier.QUALIFY | 6

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B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com and its fun to watch those boys play.Ž Marquez Angeles “nished “rst in the boys 11-13 division with a 45 for nine holes, while Matthew Suarez was second with a 47, Ben Trevino shot a 49, Trent Bray had a 51, Ian Frasier came in at 52, Jay Walkup carded a 53, Samuel Braxton shot a 54, J.R Redding “red a 56, Jarrett Hornick had a 61 and Kale Henderson shot a 78. Another age group with some real good players,Ž said Kesling. Its a tight race and will probably come down to the “nal event of the season to see who comes out on top.Ž Melanie Suarez shot a 52 to win the girls 11-13 age group, while Madelyn Depner placed second with a 54. Melanie and Madelyn continue to improve,Ž Kesling said. I just wish we had more girls playing on the tour.Ž In the boys 9-10 division, Parker Rapp “nished “rst with a 69, while Connor Darrow came in second place with a 70. The boys/girls age 6-8 age group is very competitive and Liam McCann came in “rst with a 26, Jordan Castillo was a close second at 27, Hannah Castillo was third with a 28, Gabriel Perez shot a 39 and Jenesi Trevino came in with a 41. Thats a fun group to watch,Ž Kesling said. They are very talented and enjoy playing the game.Ž The next event on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour schedule is set for Thursday and Friday at River Greens Golf Club. This is a two-day event and were looking forward to going to River Greens,Ž Kesling said. Its a fun course to play and not too long. Points are doubled and at this juncture of the season, every point is important.Ž After the tournament at River Greens, the next Sertoma Junior Golf tour event on the schedule is set for July 26 at the Country Club of Winter Haven. For more information on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, contact Kesling at 863-835-2436. 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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.comnew moon is overhead at 4:10 p.m. and the sunset at 8:23 p.m. and the waters oxygen content rating will also be at its highest point. The combined effect will be a feed intensity rating of 7-8 today from 4-9 p.m. Daily this period loses a half point of rating and starts about an hour later. Minor Fishing Period: The moonrise today occurs at 9:24 a.m. and solar noon at 1:32 p.m. and the atmospheric pressure plot of the past three days shows a pressure rise during the midmorning hours after the moonrise, I expect this trend to continue. A rating of 6-7 will occur from 9 a.m. to 1:32 p.m. Daily this period moves later by about an hour. Prime Monthly Periods: July 15-16 end of super new moon phase, 24-29 weak full moon, August 8-13 super new moon, 24-28 full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 hour charter for $225.00 for one or two anglers, all gear, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass “shing charter package options available. Call 863-3818474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Alligators are in their mating season which occurs from April through August. Males are very aggressive and dangerous so be alert. Expect gators to be in your pools and other areas near small waterways, or in other words, where they usually are not, so scan areas for gator activity. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.25 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level in the nine-inch management-threshold range for July. The minimum level for the beginning of July is 37.50 but it will be raised six inches over six-weeks. This seasonal rain-buffer schedule is necessary because the lake “lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 5 inches and ”owing a combined 500 cubic feet per second. Interested in “shing the Istokpoga spillway? Visit Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online using, FloridaLakesFishingForecast. com or BassFishingForecast.com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines using a lake contour map. There are forty-“ve Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps. com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading of the lake-bottom contour delineations. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on twenty-“ve lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHINGFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTODave Douglass shows o a 12-pound, 12-ounce bass. Luke Clausen continues to lament a fall that sidelined him for the 2018 Elite season. Hes on the mend and was able to make it to ICAST, where he was found working the Yo-Zuri booth, but he is getting somewhat stir crazy. Im ready to get “shing again,Ž he said. This Bassmaster LIVE is kinda like a bad car accident … I cant help but watch it, but while Im watching it Im also mad that Im not there.Ž Clausen, 39, suffered multiple injuries after falling head“rst out of a loft onto a concrete ”oor on April 17. The aftermath was worse than many car accidents in that he had a concussion, nasty bumps on the back of his head and shoulder, broken ribs and bone chips in his hand. Hes received a medical hardship for the Elite season, which was dif“cult because he started so well. While an MRI on his hand will discern if he needs surgery, he continues physical therapy for his shoulder. My shoulder is good,Ž he said. Ive got probably 80 percent range of motion. Theres still a lot of stuff popping and grinding in there.Ž Clausen has been cleared to “sh, and he said he can go for half a day before tiring. To prep for archery deer season, hes been bow “shing for carp with the draw weight set down to 40 pounds. The oddest thing he reported was physical therapy for his concussion, which leaves him kinda loopy for a couple hours. The doctor has him looking at Xs on a screen and following them with his eyes and turning his head. How he fell out of the loft as he retrieved some lures remains a mystery. Too late now, but he helped put up a railing. Best he can “gure is he might have stepped down into the fall as the top step was about 8 inches wider than the rest. When I regained consciousness, I was 15 feet from there, so I dont really know,Ž he said. I know the concrete was really hard, and it doesnt feel good on your head.Ž With his arm in a sling for two months, Clausen said his healing has sped up and he cant wait to compete again. While the Elite season is sadly a wash, he believes hell be plenty ready and has set his mark on the U.S. Open in October. Quantum Reels Who better than Kevin VanDam to promote a product, and he seemed rather “red up about the upgrades Quantum has done to its popular Accurist reels. Its been one of our best sellers for a long time, and its been improved this year,Ž VanDam said. Its gone from seven ball bearing to nine for 2019, it has a centrifugal brake system and a ”ipping switch. Thats all for $100, so its hard to beat.Ž He said the new brake system is better than the previous magnetic system, which helps control backlash while keeping performance for casting distance. It comes in four colors, and theres an inshore version if you “sh saltwater. If youre Adrian Avena, youre going to use that one,Ž he said, holding out the green. Casey Ashley is blue. Notice theres no red or black, so Ill stick to the KVD stuff.Ž Wink, wink.Clausen on the mendSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN B.A.S.S. PHOTOLuke Clausen is on the mend after falling out of a loft. New rules for harvesting palmetto berries will take effect next week. Saw palmetto is a native plant that is here for a long time … long before humans inhabited what is now Florida; is a palm with a low growth rate wide spread over Florida that had a major contribution in shaping different ecosystems. Saw palmetto is resistant to “re. The leaves are ”ammable and will burn even when green. When the plant burns partial or to the ground, leaves will begin to grow again in a few weeks. And what many of us do not know, there are common saw palmetto in Florida estimated to be more than 500 years old. Saw palmetto provides cover and food for a wide variety of wildlife. Black bears like to eat palmetto berries. Another use for palmetto berries is medicinal. Palmetto berry extracts have been used for diabetes, migraine, and prostate cancer. For some years now palmetto berries picking provided a seasonal income supplement for people who are harvesting berries. Lately wildlife biologists wonder if / how palmetto berry picking, negatively in”uence Floridas black bear population One of last development related to harvesting palmetto berries is that Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has adopted a new rule for harvesting and selling saw palmetto berries. The new rule will be implemented on July 17, 2018 Saw palmetto has been added to the states list of commercially exploited plants. A landowner harvesting saw palmetto berries for sale or a harvester picking saw palmetto berries (on either public or private land ) must obtain a Native Plant Harvesting Permit from the Division of Plant Industry. Also anyone who transports for sale, sells or offers to sell the berries must also secure a Native Plant Harvesting Permit. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comThe second annual Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarships for Females in Fisheries were awarded at the recent Southern Division, American Fisheries Societys annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Amanda Guthrie, a Ph.D. student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and to Amy Cottrell, who is studying for a masters degree from Auburn University. Noreen Clough blazed many trails in the “eld of “sheries. As the “rst female regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and later as the conservation director of B.A.S.S., her long and distinguished career was dedicated to the conservation and management of “sh and wildlife. Along the way, she served as a mentor to many and a revered colleague to countless others. Clough passed away in January 2015 from pancreatic cancer. As a tribute to her impact on careers and lives and for the good of the resources she helped conserve, friends and colleagues established an endowment to provide a scholarship in Cloughs memory to a female student working toward a career in “sheries conservation. This year there were 19 applicants representing 13 different colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada. The review committee was hard pressed to choose a single recipient this year, so it was decided to award two scholarships to women who exempli“ed what Clough hoped to see in future “shery scientists. Noreen felt that the issues debated in state legislatures and in Congress were where we stood to make the most progress in protecting our natural resources,Ž said Gene Gilliland, current B.A.S.S. conservation director. This scholarship continues her legacy by encouraging female students to get involved in the policy world where they can make a real difference, and thats exactly what Amanda Guthrie wants to do.Ž Guthries dissertation research is on how social and ecological factors in”uence the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. In particular, it looks at how political decisions regarding shoreline development are made and how those decisions ultimately affect the “sheries. Cottrells research interests center on the ecology of native black bass in the Southeast, particularly the Shoal Bass found in streams and rivers in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, and how “sh management agencies can implement rangewide management plans given how these riverine bass species interact with their environment and varying habitats. Gilliland added, Amys research is an important piece of the management puzzle when you consider the threats to water quality and quantity that Southeastern U.S. rivers face as human populations grow and demands on water resources escalate.Ž Scholarship winners were also recognized at the 2018 B.A.S.S. Conservation Summit held in conjunction with the recent GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKS Sporting Goods in Greenville, South Carolina. To honor Cloughs legacy and the impact she had on the B.A.S.S. Nation conservation program, Summit attendees took up a collection and donated more than $1,000 to the scholarship endowment fund.Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarships for Females in Fisheries are awardedSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN B.A.S.S. PHOTOAmanda Guthrie, a Ph.D. student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science was awarded one of the Noreen Clough Memorial Scholarships for Females in Fisheries. TORONTO … Attending the Honda Indy Toronto has been a family tradition for Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama driver Michael Di Meo dating back to 1999. While having watched from the spectator stands in years prior, Di Meo is back again this year in an entirely new role. This weekend, the Toronto native will be behind the wheel of the No. 35 Policaro Motorsport / SportsCarBoutique Porsche contesting the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada championship. It means a lot,Ž said Di Meo. This is probably the highlight of my career so far, just how special it is to be on the other side of the fence now and racing. Its de“nitely special, but youve got to try to ignore that and not let it get to your head, so you can focus on what you have to do.Ž Following Day 1 at the 1.755-mile Indy Toronto street circuit, the series rookie is off to a hot start at his home track. Di Meo ranked fourth on the charts after two practice sessions, 1.155 seconds off the time of overall leader Roman De Angelis in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing Porsche. At the beginning of the session, it was a little bit uncomfortable as all street courses are,Ž said Di Meo after Practice 1. Theres no room for error at all, so I just had to get in my head to “nd the limit quick and build on that. Its particularly tricky because the braking zones are asphalt and then in the middle of the corner its concrete, so the car handles completely different. To put a good lap together around here, that was really special,Ž said Di Meo. Going down Lake Shore (Boulevard) at 255 kilometers per hour (158.45 mph) is incredible, but I wasnt paying attention to the skyline because on the front straight, Im just focused on what Im doing.Ž And while Indy Toronto would be the perfect place for him to bring home his “rst podium of the season since joining the series at Victoria Day SpeedFest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in May, Di Meo also wants to deliver for his Policaro Motorsport / SportsCarBoutique team. Thats the goal, to take a podium because the guys have worked so hard and I feel that they deserve a good result,Ž Di Meo said. Everyone is working as hard as they can and a lot of people are supporting me, so they deserve a good “nish, especially in Toronto.Ž De Angelis Fastest Heading Into Qualifying, Race 1 on Saturday Following two practice sessions on Friday at Honda Indy Toronto, Roman De Angelis in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing Porsche paced the “eld ahead of Race 1 on Saturday. De Angelis best time of the day was set during the afternoon session, a time of one minute, 12.637 seconds (86.976 mph). Entering the seventh and eighth rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada championship this weekend, De Angelis is seeking his second win of the season to close the points gap on teammate Zach Robichon in the No. 98 Porsche. Robichon was second on the charts at the conclusion of Fridays on-track activity, just .396 seconds behind De Angelis. Third fastest on the day was Remo Ruscitti in the No. 96 OpenRoad Racing Porsche. Ruscitti posted the best lap during the morning session and improved upon his time by nearly 1.5 seconds during the 45-minute afternoon practice. The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama “eld started off early on Saturday with qualifying at 9:20 a.m. Race 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 1:40 p.m. immediately prior to the IndyCar Series race. Race 2 can be streamed live on IMSA.tv. Fans can also keep up with all the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada action on social media using the hashtag #GT3Canada. Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge runs in TorontoSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNHas been a family tradition for Di Meo who now drives IMSA PHOTOMicahel Di Meo will be behind the wheel of the No. 35 Policaro Motorsport / SportsCarBoutique Porsche contesting the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada championship. 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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 www.highlandsnewssun.com that girl home knowing she got the winning run and getting these girls excited and pumped up is just beyond words.Ž Lake Placid took the lead in the bottom of the “rst. Aziyia Patterson was on second when Mackenzee Rogers stepped to the plate and hammered the ball into the left-center “eld gap for a triple driving home Patterson for an RBI giving Lake Placid a 1-0 lead. Rogers was marooned on third. This day was kind of miserable,Ž said Mackenzee Rogers. Coffee kept me going until the end. We all did well. I was not expecting us to do this well since we just switched coaches but we all did great and I am proud of my team. I cant wait until tomorrow. I feel good about my batting; I found that sweet spot on the bat and it felt great. These coaches are pushing us hard. I have grown up with this team and we play well together. My goal is make it to Louisiana for the World Series. I have never been and I hope this is the year.Ž Bottom of the second the Dragons extend their lead. With Kinsley Kesterson and Jenna Gutterez in scoring position, Nevaeh Bonecutter sent a drive down the “rst-base-line driving home Kesterson and Gutterez for a two-run RBI double for a 3-0 lead. After the “rst rain delay of the game, Miracle Jones drew a walk to get on base. Bonecutter and Jones each stole a base to get into scoring position. Bonecutter used her speed to race home on a passed ball extending Lake Placids lead. Caidence Lingenfelter knocked a grounder to third advancing the runner. Makenzi Durbano sent a liner into left “eld driving home Jones for an RBI single and Lingenfelter advanced to third. Durbano stole second and as the catcher threw to second Lingenfelter took advantage and stole home for a commanding 6-0 lead. Belleview answered in the top of the third accumulating an impressive “ve runs cutting the de“cit to 6-5 with the Dragons holding on to their lead. After the second rain delay of the day, Belleview took the lead in the top of the “fth. Belleview was able to push a pair of runs across the plate to take a 7-6 lead. Relief pitcher Jenna Gutterez ended the inning with an impressive double play. Gutterez caught a line drive headed right for her and threw the ball to “rst for a double play. The Dragons answered in the bottom of the frame. Durbano drilled a ball into the right-center “eld gap for a double, Patterson moved the runner to third and Rogers stepped to the plate and sent a rope into left “eld for a double sending home Durbano for an RBI tying the game at 7-7. The game was delayed for the third time due to lightning. The game resumes but after only two batters it is delayed once again for the fourth time. Lasting over two hours. The “eld was unplayable and the girls had to wait for another “eld to become available. Late into the evening the game resumed in the top of the sixth. Neither team scored in the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh Belleviews Paige Thorington was struck by the ball to get on “rst. Trinity Kurtz hit a sacri“ce grounder to the pitcher to advance Thorington to second. Thorington stole third when she saw an opportunity. The bases loaded, Reilly Bair drew a walk sending home Thorington on a bases-loaded walk giving Belleview an 8-7 lead. Bottom of the seventh, Lake Placids last chance for a victory. Bonecutter doubled to left “eld, moved to third base on a wild pitch and raced home on a passed ball to tie the score at 8. Lingenfelter singled and Durbano singled to put runners at “rst and third. Patterson steps to the plate with Lingenfelter in scoring position and hits a grounder to shortstop and Lingenfelter beat the throw to the plate to score the winning run to give the Dragons an exciting 9-8 victory. Lake Placid played Saturday afternoon and results were not available at press time. A win would have the Dragons playing at 1 p.m. today for the state championship. Ponytails Tournament In the Dixie Youth Ponytails State Tournament, Lake Placid faced Brandon in a game that was delay eight hours. When the action resumed, the Dragons defeated Brandon very easily by a “nal score of 16-5. Bradon jumped into an early lead by scoring a run in the “rst inning. The Dragons answered back by scoring an incredible 12 runs, 7 of the runs were bases-loaded walks, giving Lake Placid an overwhelming 12-1 lead at the end of the “rst. Brandon tried to rally but the Dragons defeated them in three innings in a game that was stopped because of the 10-run mercy rule. This was a great win,Ž said Lake Placid Ponytails Coach Derek Davis. We sat so long waiting for the game and I never thought it would turn out like this. The girls did good hitting strikes, Brandon had some trouble throwing strikes but my girls did a great job. I am very proud, that whole team is pretty much 10-year olds. We catch so much scrutiny from parent who thought they should have played down but these girls came out here and pulled out the win. It is a great feeling. Emily Tharp did a phenomenal job on the mound for us. They played well as a team and did not get down on themselves. We want to win it all and head to the World Series.Ž After a long rainy day, the Dragons overcame adversity to win all of their games for the day making it a clean sweep. Lake Placid showed what they can do and soared past the competition. Lake Placid hopes to continue winning and head to their respective World Series. Darlings Tournament Lake Placid had a “rst-round bye in the Dixie Darlings State Tournament on Friday. The Dragons played their “rst game on Saturday against the winner of the Fridays game between Holmes County and Okeechobee. Results were not available at press time. Debs Tournament Lake Placid, the defending state champions, got off to a great start in the Dixie Debs State Tournament with a 17-0 rout of Spring Hill on Friday. Lake Placid played Saturday against the winner of the Hernando and West Pasco game. The Dragons will play at 1 p.m. today with a berth in the Dixie Debs World Series possibly on the line.STATEFROM PAGE 1 RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTBelleviews Trinity Kurtz (3 B) slides into second base as Lake Placids Makenzi Durbano tags her out while Aziyia Patterson backs her up during Fridays Dixie Belles State Tournament. adno=3595357

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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com after his putter ended the round a few holes before he did, which earned him a bit of good-natured ribbing for his consistency after mentioning he three-putted four of the last six holes. That was painfully fun,Ž Lawrence said. I had never played here before. It has a nice layout.Ž Brickhaus was another who entered the tournament to have some fun and wasnt really concerned with his score. I just come out, pay my money and play,Ž he said. Im not sure what my score was and I dont really care.Ž With just six men in the tournament all advanced to the championship round. Linda Krull was on the scoreboard with 32 points and was the only female to enter the qualifying round. Pinehurst Head Pro Joe Staffieri said he believes the tournament will gain momentum and he likes the way its set up. I think its a nice format,Ž Staffieri said. Its something that gets all the clubs involved. Theres a couple of guys here who had never played Pinecrest and thats always a plus for us. Anytime we can get new people here, its great.Ž It will take some time to build this tournament up but after this year I think there will be a lot of people who go what did I miss? I missed something,Ž he said. There are people here today who couldnt play for one reason or another but theyre putting it on their radar for next year.Ž Staffieri said it can be difficult to get golfers on the course during the summer months, as there are fewer people in town than during the winter, so he enjoys seeing events designed to tr and get the golfers on the course. Any business you can bring the golf courses this time of year is a bonus,Ž he said. The next qualifying event will take place on Saturday, July 21, at River Greens Golf Course, with a stop at Highlands Ridge on Saturday, July 28. The Championship Tournament Sponsor is Florida Hospital and the Championship round will take place Sept. 15 at a course to be determined.QUALIFYFROM PAGE 1 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFDon Brickhaus watches a shot during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Pinecrest Golf Club. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFJay Lawrence blasts out of a bunker at Pinecrest Golf Club on Saturday. Ronnie Carter follows the ight of a shot during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Pinecrest Golf Club. Tim Harker watches a drive during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Pinecrest Golf Club. Call for more information863-385-0161 ext. 0725 South Pine St. Sebringwww.palmsofsebring.com DOG (& CAT) DAZE OF SUMMERAccepting donations to help Highlands County Humane SocietyAccepting items until August 9, 2018NEEDED ITEMS:Mean Green, Long Commercial Garden Hoses, Mr. Clean Antibacterial Cleaner, Postage Stamps, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Mops, Brooms, Canned Cat & Dog Food & Treats, Kitty Litter, Chew Toys/Bones, Towels, Dawn Dish Soap, Bleach, Liquid Laundry Soap & Much More! FREE Event from 5-7pmwith Chef Macs Hot Dogs Plus some Barking GoodŽ Toppings Bring your friendly doggies too!Please RSVP to 863-385-0161 ext. 0 The Palms of Sebring Welcomes You & Your Family to the August 9, 2018 OPEN HOUSE adno=3594141

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The News Wire Sunday, July 15, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Italy transfers migrants to ships but refuses them entrySee page 3 TURNBERRY, Scotland „ Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil. Aides had said Trump would spend the weekend preparing to meet Putin on Monday in Helsinki, but the tweets showed other topics were on his mind. I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf „ my primary form of exercise!Ž he tweeted early Saturday, referencing his seaside golf resort. The weather is beautiful, and this place is incredible! Tomorrow I go to Helsinki for a Monday meeting with Vladimir Putin.Ž Trump was later seen playing the Turnberry links, several holes of which are visible from a nearby beach, where dozens of people staged a protest picnic Saturday. He was videotaped waving at protesters as they shouted No Trump, No KKK, No Racist USA!Ž before resuming his game. He was also seen posing for photos. A line of police, some on horseback, stood between the course and protesters. Snipers perched atop a nearby tower overlooking the vast property. The protesters were among the thousands who came out in Scotland and England in opposition to the U.S. presidents visit to both countries. Some 10,000 people marched Saturday through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, while police searched for a paraglider who breached a no-”y zone and ”ew a protest banner over the resort in western Scotland where Trump and his wife, Melania, are staying through Sunday. The glider carried a banner that said Trump: Well Below ParŽ over the resort Friday night to protest his environmental and immigration policies. In Edinburgh, anti-fascist groups and political activists joined those who said theyd never protested before, weaving through the capitals streets waving an array of makeshift anti-Trump banners. A choir, a bagpiper, a tambourine band and poetry readings added to the carnival spirit. Donald Trump is not welcome here,Ž Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard told the crowd. The horri“c scenes at the Mexican border are just the latest example of his repudiation of decent human values.Ž Protesters also launched a 20-foottall blimp depicting Trump as an angry baby that had ”own over anti-Trump protests in London on Friday. Trump has spent the weeklong trip wreaking havoc in Europe, “rst at a NATO summit in Brussels where he questioned the value of the decades-old alliance, and later in Britain, where he faced fallout from a stunning newspaper interview in which he undermined British Prime Minister Theresa May at an especially vulnerable time. But Trump was also keeping tabs on domestic issues, including the investigations into Russian election meddling. In Saturdays tweets, Trump tried to blame former President Barack Obama for failing to stop the Russians from working to help him win the 2016 election.Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meetingBy JILL COLVIN and RENATA BRITOASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trumps persistence in pursuing friendly ties with Vladimir Putin has highlighted a growing disconnect within his administration over Russia policy. Trump speaks fondly of Putin and a desire for better relations with Moscow, but the rest of his executive branch remains highly critical and deeply suspicious of the Russian president and the Kremlins intentions. The stark contrast in approaches has been thrown into sharp relief as Trump and Putin prepare for their summit in Finland on Monday, amid unremitting criticism of Russia from Trumps State Department, Justice Department, Treasury Department and Defense Department. That might be explained as a good cop-bad cop strategy with Russia. But the mixed messaging has left Americas friends and allies confused, particularly after a contentious NATO summit where Trump questioned the value of the alliance that Putin has long denounced and sought to weaken. Just three days before the Helsinki summit, the Justice Department announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence of“cers in special counsel Robert Mullers investigation into Moscows meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. That brings to 25 the number of Russians charged in the investigation. Trump has denied any collusion with Russia and has repeatedly cited Putins denials of any Russian interference in the campaign, suggesting there is little or nothing he can do to demand accountability. The Kremlin has denied that the Russian state interfered in the election. The indictments were unsealed just hours after Trump again referred to Muellers inquiry as a witch huntŽ and after the president told reporters at a news conference with British Prime Minister Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnectBy MATTHEW LEEAP DIPLOMATIC WRITERNEW ORLEANS (AP) „ A jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and killed six animals. The male jaguar escaped around 7:20 a.m. Saturday and was captured and returned to its night house after being sedated by a vet team nearly an hour later, after it had mauled four alpacas, one emu and one fox. No people were hurt. News outlets report the zoo was closed Saturday and would reopen Sunday. It was not immediately clear how the animal escaped. An investigation is underway. This is not the “rst time a jaguar has escaped its enclosure at Audubon. In 2001, a 70-pound cub named Mulac got loose for about 10 minutes before he was brought down with a tranquilizer dart. No animals or humans were injured in that escape. WASHINGTON „ The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administrations immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on multiple fronts to curb immigration, carving a path around various court rulings to do so. The administration is seeking to lock up families inde“nitely, expand detention space and tighten asylum rules and apply more scrutiny to green card applications. Many of the initiatives received little attention during the chaos over separated families, but they show how determined President Donald Trump is to stop immigrants from coming „ both legally and illegally „ even in cases where the administration has been stymied by the courts. Other administrations may have faced similar problems with illegal immigration and tried similar solutions, but all have been unable to stem the ”ow of migrants streaming through southern border. No other president, however, has campaigned so vociferously on the topic. The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,Ž President Donald Trump declared days before putting an end to the separation of parents from their children. Not on my watch.Ž This weeks headlines were dominated by stories of reunions of immigrant parents and their young children that the Trump administration had to carry out under a court order. The White House said it worked tirelesslyŽ to complete the reuni“cations and make sure the children were put back into safe homes. In the same week, however, the administration made other moves to clamp down Jaguar escapes habitat at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animalsBorder measures part of Trumps bigger immigration crackdownBy COLLEEN LONG and AMY TAXINASSOCIATED PRESS IMMIGRATION | 8 TRUMP | 8 POLICY | 8JERUSALEM „ The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants “red dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a residential home. Israel said it was focused on hitting militant targets and was warning Gaza civilians to keep their distance from certain sites. But even before the report of casualties the intense tit-for-tat airstrikes and rocket barrages still marked a signi“cant ”are-up after a long period of a generally low-level, simmering con”ict. The Israeli army delivered its most painful strike against Hamas since the 2014 war and we will increase the strength of our attacks as much as necessary,Ž Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the latest Israeli sortie, the third of the day, struck some 40 Hamas targets including tunnels, logistical centers and a Hamas battalion headquarters. He said the escalation was the result of the sustained Hamas rocket attacks, its fomenting of violence along the border and its campaign of launching incendiary kites and balloons that have devastated Israeli farmlands and nature reserves. Our message to Hamas is that we can and will enhance the intensity of our effort if needed,Ž he said. What Hamas is doing is pushing them ever closer to the edge of the abyss Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in GazaBy ARON HELLERASSOCIATED PRESSGAZA | 3 AP PHOTOU.S. President Donald Trump waves to protesters while he plays golf at Turnberry golf club, Scotland, Saturday. Trump is spending the weekend at his sea-side Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where aides had said he would be busy preparing for his Monday summit in Helsinki, Finland. AP PHOTOSmoke rises in the background following an Israeli airstrike hits a governmental building in Gaza City, Saturday. SHUTTERSTOCK PHOTOA jaguar perches on a branch

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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 90 LOW 7645% chance of rain 15% chance of rainSome sun, humid; a p.m. t-storm in spots89 / 7540% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA couple of showers in the morning90 / 7665% chance of rain TUESDAYVariably cloudy, a t-storm in spots; humid91 / 7640% chance of rain WEDNESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible91 / 7630% chance of rain FRIDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon90 / 7540% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 5 11 11 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 570-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV 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 VENICE89961011029894Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 5.14Ž Normal month to date 3.98Ž Year to date 31.67Ž Normal year to date 24.94Ž Record 1.19Ž (1982) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 1.37Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 6.19Ž Normal month to date 3.41Ž Year to date 20.28Ž Normal year to date 24.15Ž Record 1.19Ž (1958) High/Low 93/76 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 97 (2010) Record Low 68 (1983) High/Low 92/72 High/Low 91/77 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 96 (1970) Record Low 67 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 5.14 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 31.67 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 89 78 pc 89 78 pc Bradenton 90 78 sh 90 78 pc Clearwater 90 78 t 90 78 pc Coral Springs 93 75 pc 91 76 pc Daytona Beach 90 75 pc 89 76 c Fort Lauderdale 91 76 pc 89 78 c Fort Myers 90 75 pc 89 75 c Gainesville 92 75 t 90 75 c Jacksonville 88 74 t 90 74 pc Key Largo 89 79 pc 88 79 pc Key West 90 80 s 90 80 pc Lakeland 90 74 t 90 74 pc Melbourne 90 78 pc 92 77 c Miami 91 76 pc 89 78 c Naples 91 77 sh 90 77 pc Ocala 88 72 t 88 72 c Okeechobee 90 73 t 89 73 pc Orlando 90 76 t 90 75 pc Panama City 89 75 pc 88 77 pc Pensacola 90 76 pc 88 78 t Pompano Beach 92 76 pc 91 76 pc St. Augustine 87 76 t 89 75 pc St. Petersburg 90 77 t 89 76 pc Sarasota 90 77 t 90 77 pc Tallahassee 89 74 t 89 74 t Tampa 91 80 t 90 80 pc Vero Beach 92 74 pc 91 73 pc West Palm Beach 91 74 pc 89 74 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 7:00a 12:24a 5:00p 10:48a Mon. 7:34a 1:08a 5:57p 11:55a Today 5:37a 9:04a 3:37p 11:24p Mon. 6:11a 10:11a 4:34p --Today 4:32a 7:55a 2:22p 10:00p Mon. 5:11a 9:04a 3:21p 10:42p Today 7:32a 12:53a 5:32p 11:17a Mon. 8:06a 1:37a 6:29p 12:24p Today 3:52a 7:43a 1:52p 10:03p Mon. 4:26a 8:50a 2:49p 10:45p S 4-8 0-1 Light SSW 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 90/75 part cldy none Punta Gorda 92/75 storms afternoon Sarasota 90/77 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018First Jul 19 Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 New Aug 11 Today 9:28 a.m. 10:51 p.m. Monday 10:34 a.m. 11:34 p.m. Today 6:44 a.m. 8:25 p.m. Monday 6:44 a.m. 8:24 p.m. Today 8:38a 2:23a 9:07p 2:52p Mon. 9:41a 3:27a 10:08p 3:55p Tue. 10:40a 4:27a 11:06p 4:53p Monterrey 99/72 Chihuahua 89/66 Los Angeles 86/69 Washington 91/78 New York 88/74 Miami 91/76 Atlanta 87/73 Detroit 91/75 Houston 95/75 Kansas City 91/69 Chicago 89/74 Minneapolis 88/65 El Paso 90/73 Denver 86/60 Billings 84/60 San Francisco 75/59 Seattle 91/63 Toronto 87/71 Montreal 87/69 Winnipeg 77/51 Ottawa 90/66 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: 07/15/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. 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Q: What is a swirling wind named for a demon?A: Dust devil. 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 90/76 90/74 91/74 91/74 91/75 91/75 90/73 89/73 90/73 91/80 90/78 89/78 89/77 90/75 91/75 92/75 90/75 91/76 91/76 90/74 90/75 90/74 91/75 90/77 90/75 89/79 89/77 89/77 91/75 91/76 89/77 89/74 90/77 90/78 89/79 90/77 90/76 91/76 PHILADELPHIA „ The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this years midterm elections with the same scale or scopeŽ as it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke on Saturday at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event thats usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that dont get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russias attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest. Nielsen said her agency will help state and local election of“cials prepare their systems for cyberattacks from Russia or elsewhere. She said U.S. intelligence of“cials are seeing persistent Russian efforts using social media, sympathetic spokespeople and other fronts to sow discord and divisiveness amongst the American people, though not necessarily focused on speci“c politicians or political campaigns.Ž The conference of top state election of“cials she addressed was sandwiched between Fridays indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers alleged to have hacked into Democratic party and campaign accounts and Mondays long-awaited meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump has never condemned Russia over meddling in the 2016 election despite the “ndings of all top U.S. intelligence agencies. In the past, Trump has reiterated Putins denials, but this week he said he would bring up the issue when they meet on Monday in Finland. All I can do is say, Did you?Ž Trump said days ago at a news conference in Brussels. And, Dont do it again. But he may deny it.Ž Some of the state of“cials who run elections say its important for Trump, a Republican, to take a tougher stance to avoid having the publics con“dence in fair elections undermined. I believe as commander in chief he has an obligation to address it and, frankly, put Putin and any other foreign nation that seeks to undermine our democracy on notice that the actions will not be tolerated,Ž California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat, said in an interview this week. Some of his peers declined to go that far. I dont go around telling the president what to do,Ž said Jay Ashcroft, the Republican secretary of state in Missouri. Trump portrays the investigation as a partisan attack, but not all Republicans see it that way. This month, the Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee backed the “ndings of an assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election and acted in favor of Trump and against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. As part of that effort, Russian hackers targeted at least 21 states ahead of the election and are believed to have breached the voter registration system in at least one, Illinois, investigators say. Without naming the state, Fridays indictment said the Russian intelligence of“cers stole information on about 500,000 voters from the website of one board of elections, a breach that went undetected for three weeks. There is no evidence they altered any results, but the attempts prompted the federal government and states to re-examine election systems and tighten their cybersecurity. Federal of“cials also say its possible that malware might have been planted that could tamper with voting or paralyze computer systems in future elections. The election of“cials talked about technical details of blocking an incursion. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, a Republican, told her peers how her state is using its National Guard to help test and shore up cybersecurity for elections. She said its important to make it clear to voters that the military is not running elections and does not have access to election data. Were acutely aware of the optics of working with the National Guard,Ž Wyman said in an interview. The whole idea of this is to instill con“dence in voters and the public that the system is secure.Ž Some state of“cials also said Homeland Security is becoming more helpful in sharing information. On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence of“cers on charges they hacked into Democratic campaign networks in 2016 and then stole and released tens of thousands of documents. The indictment says one of the intrusions came that summer, on a vendor whose software is used to verify voter registration information. The indictment references a spoof email it says the Russian agents sent to more than 100 election-managing customers of the vendor to try to get more information. The indictments tell us that ... no longer can we deny in any shape or form that Russians were involved,Ž said cybersecurity expert Sam Woolley, of the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. The Kremlin has insisted it didnt meddle in the U.S. election. Putins foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov reaf“rmed the Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections.ŽUS official: No signs Russia targeting elections like 2016By GEOFF MULVIHILLASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) „ Was Russia listening, after all? In a July 27, 2016, speech, then-candidate Donald Trump called on Russian hackers to “nd emails from Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the U.S. presidential campaign. Russia, if youre listening,Ž Trump said, I hope youre able to “nd the 30,000 emails that are missing.Ž Hours later, the Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow appeared to heed the call „ targeting Clintons personal of“ce and hitting more than 70 other Clinton campaign accounts. Thats according to a grand jury indictment Friday charging 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers with hacking into the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party as part of a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. The indictment says July 27 was the “rst time Clintons personal of“ce was targeted. The attempt to penetrate Clintons campaign began March 10, 2016, and hit a signi“cant success on March 19 when the Russian intelligence of“cers busted open the email account of John Podesta, Clintons campaign chairman, an AP investigation last year found. They phishedŽ intensively and repetitively. Throughout at least March and April there were repeated efforts to break into about 120 Democratic National Committee, Clinton and left-leaning activists accounts across the country. Then they brought Clintons personal of“ce into their scope, the indictment says „ the very evening Trump appeared to beckon Russians to do just that.Russia hack followed Trump speechWASHINGTON (AP) „ Charges against 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers for U.S. election hacking undermine denials by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the Russian government was the source of stolen Democratic emails published by the anti-secrecy organization. The indictment reveals correspondence between WikiLeaks and a “ctional persona that shows them working in an apparent effort to harm the prospects of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Assange has said that WikiLeaks source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.Ž But if the charges in the indictment are proved true, it would show that WikiLeaks received the material from a persona directly controlled by Russias Main Intelligence Directorate, and even gave the Russian hackers advice on how to disseminate it.Charges undermine Assange denials about hacked email NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER

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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 3 LEDONGEEKWHUMPEHOW SCOREOLGAEAPOEXENA ALGREENBAYWINDOWCALL TANQUADARGONBERYL STAYPUTFIDOLOSTTO PARISHILTONHEADSHOP KOPIBISELSESOS CATOGMANALLLEGS OLIVERNORTHPOLEDANCE OLEREAMSYOYOIAMS PODCASTCAPWHATNOT TTYLSCATSKOALCRO SEANPENNSTATIONBREAK WILDONETOOLALPE CBSBAIOTHISRAD RICHLITTLEROCKMUSIC AGREEDEXESABSOLUT STENTCHECKOMNIAPU HOWLMAEWESTBANKHEIST EDIEONEALVOTEMAMET SONYESPYSSEERMUSTIANSWERS to crossword... Hamas will have to understand that there is a price to be paid.Ž Later, witnesses reported that Israeli warplanes dropped four bombs on an un“nished building near a Hamas police and security compound in Gaza City, reducing the old structure to rubble. The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. Gazas Health ministry said two teenagers were killed in the strike and ten others injured. It marked the “rst casualties of the day. Striking in the heart of Gaza City is typically only seen during full-blown con”icts like the 2014 war and could signal that a further escalation may be in store. The Israeli military had no immediate reaction to that strike but said it had targeted a separate high-rise building in the northern Gaza Strip that was used as a Hamas urban warfare training facility. It said a tunnel was dug under the building. Shortly after, Israeli medical of“cials said three Israelis were wounded from a rocket that landed on a house in southern Israel. It said paramedics in the southern city of Sderot were treating a 52-yearold man with a chest wound, a 17-year-old girl with a face wound and a 20-year-old woman with injuries to her limbs. Sirens wailed overnight and throughout most of the day Saturday in southern Israel as waves of rockets and mortars were launched from Gaza amid the airstrikes. The military said it identi“ed about 60 launches of rockets and mortars from Gaza toward Israeli territory, of which about 10 were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system. As a precaution, the military shut down a popular beach in southern Israel and placed limitations on gatherings of large crowds. Israeli police says four of the projectiles caused damage. Israel has been warning Hamas in recent weeks that while it has no interest in engaging in the kind of con”ict that led to the sides “ghting three wars over the past decade, it will not tolerate Gaza militants continued efforts to breach the border and its campaign to devastate Israeli border communities with incendiary attacks. With Israel focused on rising tension along its northern border in its efforts to prevent Iran from establishing a permanent military foothold in post-civil war Syria, it has been wary of escalating hostilities in Gaza. But Netanyahu has also come under pressure to act from southern Israeli communities, who have once again found themselves under rocket “re from Gaza in addition to contending with the daily “eld “res. Israels military chief visited the border area for brie“ngs and the Security Cabinet, Israels top decision-making body, is expected to convene Sunday to discuss further actions. On Friday, thousands of Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border for their near-weekly protest. A 15-year-old Palestinian who tried to climb over the fence into Israel was shot dead. Later the military said an Israeli of“cer was moderately wounded by a grenade thrown at him. Gazas health ministry said Saturday that a 20-year-old struck by gun“re Friday during the protests in the southern Gaza Strip had also died of his wounds. The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has led border protests aimed in part at drawing attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. The demonstrations have been fueled in large part by pervasive despair caused by the blockade, which has caused widespread economic hardship. Over 130, mostly unarmed, Palestinians have been killed by Israeli “re since protests began on March 30. Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the border fence and attack civilians and soldiers. Most recently, it has been struggling to cope with the widespread “res caused by the incendiary kites and balloons ”oating over the border. In a statement, the military said Hamas activities violate Israeli sovereignty, endanger Israeli civilians and sabotage Israels humanitarian efforts that aim to help Gazan civilians.Ž In a relatively rare admission, Hamas said it “red the rockets to deter Israel from further action. Most of the recent rockets from Gaza have been “red by smaller factions but Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said it was an immediate responseŽ that was meant to deliver the message.ŽGAZAFROM PAGE 1ROME „ Two border patrol ships carrying 451 migrants neared Sicily on Saturday but the migrants fate remained uncertain after Italys hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or Libya instead. Italian Premier Giuseppe Contes of“ce said three ideas were being considered: Redistributing the migrants among European countries, contacting Libyan authorities to arrange for their return, or keeping them on board the ships to screen them for asylum. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has forced migration to the top of Europes agenda by refusing to let rescue boats dock at Italian ports, vowed to remain “rm Saturday as he created yet another standoff. But Salvini has already been chastened this week after the Italian president intervened in a rescue on humanitarian grounds. The migrants had been aboard a large “shing boat when the Italian and Maltese coast guard control centers began squabbling Friday over who was responsible for taking them in. Malta said it had ful“lled its obligations by monitoring the vessel to see if it needed help. Malta says the ships crew made clear they didnt need help and were heading toward the Italian island of Lampedusa. Salvini and his transport minister insisted Malta should have opened its ports to the ship. Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. By late Saturday, the two ships were near the Sicilian port of Pozzallo. In just one month in of“ce, Salvini has upended years of Italian policy toward migrants by refusing them entry. Italy in general feels that the European Union has left it alone to handle the tens of thousands of migrants coming across the sea every year. Salvini is pressing the EU to step up and take in the migrants who land in Italy and is trying to help Libya prevent them from leaving. Aid of“cials say migrants who are being returned to Libya are at risk of facing abuse, rape, beatings and slavery.Italy transfers migrants to ships but refuses entryBy NICOLE WINFIELDASSOCIATED PRESS ANSA VIA APThe Diciotti ship of the Italian Coast Guard, with 67 migrants on board rescued 4 days ago by the Vos Thalassa freighter, enters the Sicilian port of Trapani, southern Italy, Thursday. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia „ To dancing and cheers, Eritreas longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his “rst visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. This is a historic day for all of us,Ž President Isaias Afwerki said. Anyone who thinks the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia are separated is considered as naive from now on.Ž Thousands turned out in Ethiopias capital, Addis Ababa, under tight security to welcome Isaias, whose three-day visit is the latest step in ending a long state of war. Welcome home President Isaias!!Ž the Ethiopian prime ministers chief of staff said on Twitter. Ethiopias reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made a similar visit to Eritreas capital last weekend, welcomed by Isaias with hugs and laughter. The 42-year-old Abiy broke the ice last month by fully embracing a peace deal that ended a 1998-2000 border war that killed tens of thousands and left families separated. A series of diplomatic breakthroughs quickly followed as one of Africas longest-running con”icts neared an end. Some excited Ethiopians have compared the restoration of relations with one of the worlds most closed-off countries to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Telephone links have opened, with some Ethiopians calling complete strangers in Eritrea just to say hello, and the “rst scheduled Ethiopian Airlines ”ights to Eritrea begin Wednesday. A visibly moved Abiy on Saturday praised Ethiopians for their warm welcome of the Eritrean president with chants of Isaias! Isaias!Ž and ”ag-waving. Im very emotional right now,Ž Abiy told a luncheon at the National Palace. Thank you for the genuine love that you all showed us,Ž Isaias said. In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help lead this great nation.Ž He added that we have “nally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,Ž and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or you may lead us to take a path that we dont want to take.Ž A grinning Abiy also presented the Eritrean president with a camel wrapped in ”owers and the ”ags of both countries as a symbol of the blossoming friendship,Ž Abiys chief of staff said, posting a photo of the moment on Twitter. Saturdays exuberant scenes de“ed U.S. President Donald Trumps description of Africa two days ago as so sad, so vicious and violent.Ž The international community, including the United States, has embraced the reunion as a welcome development in a key, and often unstable, region along one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes and across from the Arabian Peninsula. The old Eritrean embassy in Addis Ababa has undergone a rapid renovation and is expected to open during Isaias visit. The two leaders also are expected to attend a concert of about 25,000 people on Sunday featuring local artists, Some Ethiopians lining the streets for a glimpse of Isaias motorcade chanted songs that criticized the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front, which for years was the ruling coalitions strongest political party and hostile to Eritrea until the new prime minister came to power in April and began a breathtaking wave of reforms in Africas second most populous nation. The gesture of peace with Eritrea has been the most surprising. The country of 5 million people perched on the Red Sea has been ruled by Isaias since gaining independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after years of rebel warfare.Eritreas leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continuesBy ELIAS MESERETASSOCIATED PRESS Haitis prime minister resigns amid fuel price spike fallout Macedonia celebrates invitation to join NATO 2 arrested at rightwing, pro-Trump protests in LondonPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) „ Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned Saturday amid calls for him to step down over his handling of a failed plan to raise fuel prices that set off a wave of deadly protests. Lafontant told Haitis Chamber of Deputies that he sent President Jovenel Moise his resignation letter and the president had accepted it. Moise has not yet commented publicly. The prime ministers abrupt resignation came ahead of a vote on a motion of censure Lafontant, a “rst step toward asking that Moise name a new prime minister to form a Cabinet to handle the crisis. The prime minister is the second highest of“cial in Haiti after the president. Lafontant was to answer questions about the July 6-8 riots that followed the governments attempt to raise fuel prices by up to 51 percent as part of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund. At least seven people were killed and dozens of businesses were looted during the unrest. Instead, Lafontant used the opportunity to announce his resignation, while in various parts of Haitis small protests were held demanding the head of state step down. As the session began, chamber president Gary Bodaeu wrote on his Twitter account that the legislature is at a crossroads in history; SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) „ Thousands of people have gathered in 15 cities in Macedonia to celebrate an invitation that NATO recently extended to this Balkan nation to become the 30th member of the military alliance. NATO leaders formally invited Macedonia earlier this week to start membership talks, with the condition that membership cant be completed until the name deal with Greece is fully implemented. Macedonia signed a deal last month with Greece that will see its LONDON (AP) „ British police have arrested a man and a woman at a rightwing protest in London, where people supporting a prominent right-wing activist were joined by a Welcome TrumpŽ rally. The small rally supporting U.S. President Donald Trump „ whos in Scotland after visiting London „ joined the Free Tommy RobinsonŽ protest Saturday in Londons Whitehall. Robinson „whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon „ founded an anti-Muslim group and was jailed for contempt of court after broadcasting outside a criminal trial in May. Scotland Yard had imposed restrictions on both rallies due to concerns of serious public disorder and disruption.Ž It said a June rally by the Free TommyŽ group resulted in serious violence in London and led to nine arrests. The force said the two arrested Saturday were suspected of public order offenses. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDit must assume its responsibilities.Ž Lafontant suspended the fuel prices increases after protests erupted last week but the disturbances continued and calls for the prime minister to resign grew, including from the opposition and some business groups. Lafontant, a 57-year-old doctor who took of“ce in March 2017, had said the price hikes of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene were needed for Haiti to balance its budget. Government of“cials agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel in February as part of an assistance package with the IMF. The agreement also included increased spending on social services and infrastructure and improved tax collection in an effort to modernize the economy of one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. name changed to North Macedonia.Ž Dozens of musicians entertained people late Saturday in celebrations in Skopje and elsewhere that the left-wing government has organized to mark the decade-long aspiration. Macedonias conservative opposition party has denounced the celebrations. It says Macedonia does not need celebrations, but (a government) apology for capitulationŽ on the name issue.FROM PAGE ONE/WORLD NEWS

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Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 Dear Mr. Berko: Im interested in an advertisement by the U.S. Mint offering silver Krugerrands for $79.95. This is the “rst silver Krugerrand ever minted by the South African Mint for the U.S. Mint. Because its the “rst, do you think this will have value for collectors? And could you explain to me why a troy ounce of silver weighs more than a regular ounce of silver? „ CP, Joilet, Ill. Dear CP: As you said, a troy ounce, which is a unit of measure for weighing precious metals, is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce. But a troy pound is lighter than an avoirdupois pound. Confusing? Troy weight has been used for hundreds of years, named after Troyes, France, which is about 100 miles southeast of Paris. Troyes is a town of 60,000 people, with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful half-timbered homes and magni“cent Gothic churches and cathedrals with striking stained-glass windows. Heres how it buries. Troy weight and avoirdupois weight have the same base unit, the grain. A troy ounce is 480 grains, or 31.1 grams, compared with the avoirdupois ounce, which is 437 grains, or 28.35 grams. The difference isnt much, but things change when measuring large quantities of precious metals. Thats because there are only 12 troy ounces to a troy pound, whereas there are 16 avoirdupois ounces to an avoirdupois pound. Therefore, the troy pound is 5,760 grains, and the avoirdupois pound is 7,000 grains. Thats how an avoirdupois pound is heavier than a troy pound but a troy ounce is heavier than an avoirdupois ounce. And I thought calculus was tough! Now, the U.S. Mint has nothing to do with the misleading advertisement you sent me from your paper. Frankly, some of our newspapers should do a better job of editing and policing the too-clever adverts that so easily fool the reader about costs and claims. Be mindful that truth requires facts but honesty requires full disclosure. The ad you saw was from GovMint.com, which has no relation to our federal government. It will sell these 2017 silver Krugerrands to you all day at their regular price of $99.95, not including the $12 cost for shipping and handling. Now it has a special deal „ the one you saw. The coins are now $79.95 each, plus $12 shipping and handling. But if you buy 20 of these Rands, GovMint.com will give them to you for $49.95 each. Thats a savings of $1,000 from the usual offer. Well then, zip-a-dee-doo-dah. If you zip around Google after searching for South African silver Krugerrands,Ž youll “nd that JM Bullion, Apmex and other dealers will sell those Rands to you for $47.49, plus shipping and handling, all day and all night, Marianne. Meanwhile, dealers purchase them from the South African Mint for about $27 plus two books of green stamps. GovMint.com, by the way, is home-ported in Burnsville, Minnesota. And the price of silver, 55 cents a gram, should tell you that the silver content value of the Krugerrand, at 31.1 grams, is $17.10. This Krugerrand, a beautiful coin, was issued last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rand, which was “rst issued in 1967. Its a neat coin to own, but youd never sell this coin for the $90-plus it would cost you. For you to break even, silver would have to trade at $82 an ounce, and I doubt that will happen in this century. And if you were to decide to sell this coin to a dealer, I suspect hed give you its silver value minus its melting cost. The of“cial original number was 500,000 silver Rands, but the South African Mint soon pushed the mintage up to 1 million. For collectors, theres zero value to this coin unless its one of the 15,000 “rst-strike coins that were minted last year. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com.Explaining The Silver Krugerrand Malcolm Berko U.S. and North Korean of“cials plan to meet Sunday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed almost seven decades ago, a possible chance to ease tensions between the two sides they as argue over disarmament. The negotiations are the “rst working-level talks since Secretary of State Michael Pompeos visit to Pyongyang ended this month with North Korea denouncing the U.S.s unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization.Ž The meeting was initially planned for Thursday, but was rescheduled after the North Koreans didnt show up. The U.S. Defense Department estimates that North Korea is holding about 200 sets of remains of American military personnel believed missing in the country, and their recovery has long been among the most emotionally charged issues between the two sides. Cof“ns that the U.S. shipped to the border last month havent been “lled, despite Kim Jong Uns pledge during his June 12 summit with President Donald Trump to immediately repatriate identi“ed remains. While recovering the war dead would provide Trump a political victory similar to Kims May release of three living American detainees, it would do little to advance the goal of dismantling the regimes weapons program. The U.S. also risks giving the North Koreans leverage to continue diplomacy and drag out disarmament talks. The agreement to meet on the militarized North-South border about American war dead was perhaps the most tangible outcome from Pompeos trip, which ended with North Korea criticizing the secretary of states lack of emphasis on security guarantees as regretful.Ž Pompeo, on the other hand, called the talks productive.Ž The divergence in public comments fueled further doubts about whether Trump will ever achieve his goal of complete denuclearization,Ž much less on the timeline of 1 to 21‡2 years set out by various administration of“cials. Nevertheless, Trump praised Kim Thursday, saying that great progressŽ was being made in negotiations. In a Twitter post, Trump attached copies of a July 6 letter from Kim lauding the U.S. leaders energetic and extraordinary effortsŽ and expressing invariable trust and con“denceŽ in his ability to advance talks. The letters date suggested that it was written before Pompeos latest visit. Its a process,Ž Trump said Friday at a news conference in the United Kingdom. Its probably a longer process than anybody would like, but Im used to long processes, too.Ž Trump has expressed an eagerness to tout the war deads recovery, telling Fox News that Kim was giving us back the remains of probably 7,500 soldiersŽ and then, to supporters in Nevada, that North Korea had already handed over 200 sets of remains. Pompeo was obliged to correct those claims, telling a U.S. Senate committee June 27 that no remains had been received. Hostile Policy Efforts to recover the missing war dead date back to before the two sides stopped “ghting. Joint efforts to “nd and identify U.S. personnel between 1990 and 2005 recovered more than 300 sets of remains and were suspended as nuclear talks between the two sides deteriorated. North Korea last repatriated the remains of six individuals in 2007. Obama administration attempts to restart discussions foundered as Kim accelerated his nuclear program. In 2014, the state-run Korean Central News Agency published a statement blaming the U.S.s hostile policyŽ for ending the recovery missions and warning that the bodies of American soldiers were being carried away en masseŽ to make way for infrastructure improvements.US, NKorea will try to discuss return of war deadBy DAVID TWEEDBLOOMBERG NEWS Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park LAs observatory evacuated due to suspicious item Man nabbed in wifes chain saw attack was deported 11 times Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101 3rd child dies following house fire; victims aged 2, 5, 7 Oldest surviving state prison in US reopens after 9 years 25 injured after bus overturns on LA freeway Toddlers dangling from second-floor ledge make it to safetyYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) „ A “re“ghter was killed Saturday while battling a wild“re burning near Yosemite National Park, California state “re of“cials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while “ghting the Ferguson Fire in the morning hours. The blaze broke out around 10:30 p.m. on Friday in Mariposa County, near the west end of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra National Forest. Fire of“cials said it had burned about 130 acres by Saturday afternoon. Varney is survived by his wife and two small children, state “re of“cials said. The circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately released and of“cials said they were still working to con“rm details. In the meantime, please join us in keeping Braden and his loved ones in your prayers and all the responders on the front lines in your thoughts as they continue to work under extremely challenging conditions,Ž California “re of“cials said in a statement. Of“cials at Yosemite National Park said the wild“re had closed Highway 140 from Midpines to El Portal. Power in Yosemite Valley had also been affected because power lines had been turned off while “re“ghters worked to quell the blaze. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Authorities say the landmark Grif“th Observatory overlooking Los Angeles has been evacuated because of a suspicious package. Of“cer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesman, says the departments bomb squad was on scene Saturday afternoon. He says of“cers located the suspicious item and ordered the evacuations before calling for the bomb squad. The bomb squad was still working to evaluate the situation. Earlier this week, more than 2,000 people were evacuated from Grif“th Observatory and its surrounding park because of a wild“re. The observatory and urban wilderness park, attractions in their own right, are destinations for movie fans after being prominently featured in decades of “lms ranging from Rebel Without a CauseŽ to La La Land.Ž LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Of“cials say a man accused of attacking his wife with a chain saw in front of their children at their Los Angeles-area home had been deported from the U.S. 11 times. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley says 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas is a serial immigration violator.Ž Alvarez-Villegas was arrested on Thursday in a stolen vehicle in Chula Vista, a few miles from the Mexican border. Police said AlvarezVillegas is suspected of attacking his wife at their Whittier home, leaving her covered in blood. She is expected to recover. It was not immediately clear if Alvarez-Villegas had an attorney to comment on the allegations. Haley says federal immigration of“cials have lodged a detainer against Alvarez-Villegas, asking local of“cials to notify them before he is released. Alvarez-Villegas has been in and out of the U.S. since 2005. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the “rst of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) „ A third child has died following a house “re that earlier claimed the lives of two youngsters and injured several other occupants and “re“ghters. Of“cials had said earlier that Friday mornings “re at a three-story EAST GRANBY, Conn. (AP) „ The oldest surviving state prison in the nation is reopening for tourists and other visitors. The public can begin visiting the Old NewGate Prison and Copper Mine in Connecticut on Saturday. The archaeological site and national landmark was closed for nine years because of structural repairs. LOS ANGELES (AP) „ Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, just south of downtown Los Angeles. Fire of“cials say there were 32 people aboard the coach bus when it crashed. They say four were seriously injured. Video aired by KABCTV showed passengers with bloodied faces stumbling out of the bus. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating what caused the crash. CHICAGO (AP) „ Authorities say they are investigating the case of two toddlers seen dangling and later rescued from a second ”oor ledge of a Chicago apartment building. Video of the Tuesday incident shows people standing with outstretched hands prepared to catch the diapered toddlers, believed to be two-year-old twins. One of the toddlers eventually crawled back inside, and a man brought in a ladder to rescue the other. The children werent hurt. Denise Ochoa says she and a cousin were driving by the apartment building when they saw the scene unfolding. She says she got out the car to help and was exasperated when no one in the apartment came to the window to see what was going on. Police responding to the call say the unidenti“ed children were home with their mother at the time. Illinois Department | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONhome in Union City killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. The Hudson County prosecutors of“ce said Friday night that a critically injured 7-year-old boy had died. Prosecutor Esther Suarez said two other children and a woman were in critical condition. A man was listed in stable condition. Eight “re“ghters were treated at hospitals, mostly for smoke inhalation or heat-related issues. The Red Cross reported helping 30 people from eight families. A neighboring building was damaged by the “re, the origin and cause of which remain under investigation. Mayor Brian Stack, who said he was heartbrokenŽ by the tragedy, announced a GoFundMe page to help the “re victims. He said donations also could be sent to the citys “re victims fund. Police on their Facebook page hailed the efforts of good Samaritans who risked their own well-being and attempted to help their fellow neighbors who were in need.Ž Its the site of the “rst operating copper mine in the North American colonies, beginning in 1705. The colony of Connecticut acquired the mine in 1773 and converted it into a prison. Connecticut abandoned the site in 1827 because it was considered costly and inhumane to operate it as a prison. The state re-acquired the property in 1968 and turned it into a museum. Of“cials say the site will be open on weekends, Mondays and Fridays through Oct. 29. of Children and Family Services of“cials say the children have been placed with relatives pending an investigation. and a posting on her webpage says she died at 6:02 p.m. but didnt indicate where she died. Her daughter calls her a blessing and the light of my life.Ž Frank and Nancy Sinatra had been teenage sweethearts. They married in New Jersey, in February 1939, just as Franks singing career was about to take off. After Sinatra became a pop-music sensation in the 1940s, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where the singer would also become a movie star, raconteur and notorious womanizer. He left his wife for Ava Gardner in the early 1950s. AP FILE PHOTONancy Sinatra Sr. in 1950NATIONAL NEWS

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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3PERSON / PLACE / THINGBY BRUCE HAIGHT / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Beguiled6 Carnival performer10 Heavy hit15 Popular self-help website19 Make a good point?20 Three SistersŽ sister21 The Gold-BugŽ author, for short22 Princess with superpowers23 Singer / City / Home feature26 Safe!Ž in baseball, or Safety!Ž in football27 Beachgoers souvenir28 Leg-press target, informally29 Third-mostabundant gas in the atmosphere30 Emerald or aquamarine31 Dont move!Ž34 Dog tag?35 Finished behind36 Socialite / Resort / Store41 KeystoneŽ character of old comedy42 Sacred symbol of ancient Egypt43 Word after who, what, when, where, why or how44 Message in a bottle, maybe45 Roman orator48 Gangster tracker49 How a gangly person might be described52 Political commentator / Geographical area / Fitness routine58 World Cup cheer59 Lots60 Show extreme instability61 Alpo alternative63 NPRs Planet MoneyŽ or How I Built ThisŽ65 Ceiling66 Related stuff69 Texters sign-off70 Shoo!Ž72 Cheer with beer74 ____-Magnon man75 Actor / Transportation hub / Part of a broadcast81 Holy terror82 Unwitting accomplice83 Suisse peak84 Young SheldonŽ airer87 Scott of Charles in ChargeŽ88 With ____ ring ƒŽ89 Way cool91 Comedian / State capital / Record-store section97 Its a deal!Ž98 Some singles99 Big name in vodka102 Blockage reliever103 Roger thatŽ105 Upscale hotel chain107 Father of octuplets on The SimpsonsŽ108 Haunted-house sound109 Actress / Mideast area / Crime113 1960s It GirlŽ Sedgwick114 Longtime Inside the N.B.A.Ž analyst115 Primary concern116 Speed-the-PlowŽ playwright117 RCA competitor118 Some sports prizes119 Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter books, e.g.120 Is this really necessary?Ž DOWN1 What some Kaplan guides help prep for2 Dash3 Take a few pointers?4 Three-time N.H.L. 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New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0708 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to a linseed crushing company founded in Minneapolis in 1902. I took on my current name in 1923 and formed a grain division in 1927. Today, based in Chicago, Im one of the biggest global agricultural processors and food ingredient producers, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses via about 500 crop procurement locations and 270 ingredient manufacturing plants. My products are in everything from beers to salad dressing to diapers. My 31,000 workers serve customers in more than 170 countries. I rake in more than $60 billion annually. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. Beyond your emergency fund, any funds youll need within three to five years (or longer, to be more conservative) shouldnt be in stocks. Stocks are perfect for long investment periods, but in the short run, anything can happen. Remember, for example, 2008s 37 percent drop in the S&P 500. A crash occurring just before you have to make a big college tuition payment can spell disaster. Short-term savings belong in instruments such as savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit (CDs), shortterm government and corporate bonds and bond mutual funds. Interest rates are quite low these days, but theyve been inching up. CD rates vary, in large part depending on how long youre willing to tie up your money. Corporate bonds tend to pay more than CDs or Treasury bonds, depending on the risk of the bond. Some savings accounts were recently paying around 2 percent, while some three-year CDs offered 3 percent and some corporate bonds offered 4 percent or more. Learn more about short-term savings and find good interest rates at fool.com/savings and bankrate.com .The Motley Fool TakeGame On!Video game stocks have been on fire lately, and for good reason. The phenomenon of the battle royale genre, which pits many players against one another in a winner-take-all contest, has been bringing new gamers into the fold. Whether its the beginning of a longer-term shift or a short-lived fad, many of these newly initiated video game players will likely stick around as gamers. One company positioned to greatly profit from this trend is Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), with eight franchises that have produced more than $1 billion each in sales. (These include Call of Duty,Ž World of WarcraftŽ and Candy Crush.Ž) Its growing stable of popular games ensures that its future doesnt depend on the success or failure of any single title or franchise. Compelling updates to existing games continue to draw in new players. Call of Duty,Ž for example, was originally released in 2003 and continues to be a hit. The latest version, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,Ž is one of the most highly anticipated game releases of the year. Activision recently revealed that the game will incorporate a battle royale mode called Blackout.Ž An even more compelling draw for investors is the exploding popularity of e-sports, which turns video gaming into a spectator sport. Give this stock some consideration. (The Motley Fool owns share of and has recommended Activision Blizzard.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentFalling KnifeTalk about catching a falling knife. Nortel Networks, the Canada-based telecom giant, had been trading for around 100 Canadian dollars per share and then started heading south. When shares were at CA$33, I thought, What a bargain!Ž and discussed it with my financial adviser, who thought it was a great idea. I bought in, and ended up selling at CA$3 per share before the company went bankrupt. And worse, this all happened in a taxdeferred account. Waah! This was just another nail in the financial adviser coffin for me, because I have yet to employ one who ever said to me, Leon, that is a really stupid investment idea.Ž They always said my ideas were great. I am a lot wealthier since dumping them and doing my own investing. „ Leon H., online The Fool Responds: Such losses can be extra annoying when they occur in IRAs or 401(k)s, as you dont get to use the losses to offset taxable gains, shrinking your tax bill. (But those accounts offer tax advantages, too, such as deferring taxation until withdrawals in retirement „ or, with Roth accounts, avoiding taxation altogether.) A key mistake here was buying into a stock that was plunging, as that typically signals trouble. If your research had suggested that the troubles were temporary, investing could have been worth a shot. But Nortel was struggling, with its cash running out. Youre lucky to have not lost your entire investment. How Stock Ownership WorksQCan you explain how stock investing works? If I own 2 percent of a companys stock and the company earns $100 million, do I get 2 percent of that „ or $2 million? „ C.H., HonoluluAIf you own a companys stock, you are indeed a part owner of it, though usually with a tiny stake. You wont receive your share of its earnings directly, though. Instead, as the company grows more valuable, other investors will want to buy shares, raising the value of yours.Companies can directly send part of their earnings to shareholders, via dividends. And they can buy back shares, which boosts the value of remaining shares. They might also simply plow money into growing the business, which can encourage other investors and make the share price rise.***QWhere can my teenagers learn about money and investing? „ H.G., Kankakee, IllinoisAThey can learn a lot from you, if you share and discuss your financial experiences with them „ and then help them start investing in stocks a little, perhaps via a custodial brokerage account.You might also have your teens read The Motley Fool Investment Guide for TeensŽ by David and Tom Gardner with Selena Maranjian (Touchstone, $16). Younger kids can read Growing MoneyŽ by Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig (Price Stern Sloan, $10); Go! Stock! Go!: A Stock Market Guide for Enterprising Children and Their Curious Parents*Ž by Bennett Zimmerman and Kathy Kamel (The Fourth Way World, $18); or How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!Ž by James McKenna and Jeannine Glista with Matt Fontaine (Workman, $13). You should also tackle The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About MoneyŽ by Ron Lieber (Harper Press, $16).Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to foolnews@fool.com.Fools SchoolShort-Term SavingsWhen we think of saving and investments, we often default to long-term thinking. But some of the money you sock away should be for the short term „ particularly for possible financial emergencies. If a medical crisis, costly car expense or a job loss unexpectedly occurs and youre not prepared with sufficient short-term savings, you may end up wiped out, or even in bankruptcy. For emergencies or known upcoming expenses (such as vacations and weddings), you have two main choices: 1) Save up and earn interest, or 2) Borrow the money (often via a credit card) and pay interest (at a much higher rate). Clearly, saving is better. Generally, aim to have at least three to six months worth of living expenses in an emergency fund. If its easy for you to find work, three months may be enough. If its not so easy and youre supporting four kids, two elderly parents and six arthritic dogs, you may want to aim for a years worth of expenses. 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 7/12 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERIm a young company, born in 2007 to develop games. With my early games hosted on Facebook, where they were quite successful (remember Mafia WarsŽ?), I grew extremely rapidly. My market value topped $10 billion in 2012. It has since retreated and was recently near $3.5 billion. Based in San Francisco, Im a top global gamemaker now, with offerings such as FarmVille,Ž Words With Friends,Ž Hit It Rich! Slots,Ž CSR RacingŽ and a version of poker. More than a billion people have played my games. Im named after a dog that graces my logo. Who am I? (Answer: Zynga)Want to Invest? Email us at foolnews@fool.com, and well send you some tips to start investing. 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Page 6 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 3 by Myles Mellor 1. FPSM L NDMT WYCQD ZNLCNSE GULTDMQ NPS WSUUY, PDZ GLU ZLDE PDZ ILWP FLZ FYCZS NPLM PDZ IDNS! 2. UFNX Z JSAANM TSJF BX FZO VFBXN FZO LNOOSRN OSZM FN USO JBLVBOZXR S PNXBQ SQZS SXM PB JSAA TSJF ASPNQ! 3. NWMGB GWD RKZD VOG JKGMP YKRRDCDZXD VDGNDDZ EFY MZY M XFZYOXGFC? EFY YFDBZG VDPKDJD WDB M XFZYOXGFC! 4. UGD GZJW MSZPKDV PUN UGD ESVDNU NUJPFBDV PFNUJXKDFU. UGD MDSSE VPNZBJDDV. ZJD HEX MZSSPFB KD Z SHJD?Ž UGD GZJW JDUEJUDV. 1. When a tiny corgi started playing the cello, his pal said his Bach was worse than his bite! 2. When I called Bach on his phone his message said he was composing a tenor aria and to call Bach later! 3. Whats the fine but vital difference between God and a conductor? God doesnt believe hes a conductor! 4. The harp claimed its the oldest stringed instrument. The cello disagreed. Are you calling me a lyre?Ž the harp retorted. CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some say you can never have too many friends. You can get by with one good friend in life, but take advantage of the current stars and get out there to make a few more on this social day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The question is whether to go soft or draw a hard line. The trick is to employ a little of both. Ultimately, a little more love will solve problems, whatever that means to you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you think fast, you can work fast. Theres a point at which your brain will get tired of the problem. Push past it. The good stu is on the other side, with your second wind. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Youll deal with a lot of machines today, so much so that youll develop a craving for the human voice, human touch and, yes, human foibles, too. Because without human mistakes, there is no real connection. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Love is so versatile. You can plant it. You can do it. You can give it. You can live it. Today youll experiment with many tones and colors of love and be better for it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Theres this thing called emotional leaning. Its when one person depends on others for a prop up. Paradoxically, the one who can gure out a way to balance and stand alone probably wont have to. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What youre doing is important and worthy of qualied help. Dont pass an aspect of a project on to someone if that person doesnt have a p roven track record. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Todays answer isnt social or interdependent; rather, it speaks to the need to get skills and become self-reliant. Think about what youd ask for, and then nd a way to provide it for yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Today features a creative huddle. There is one pretty idea in this mix, and everyone with a brain has it. Compromise and collaboration will be necessary. Even more necessary? Making sure that everyone feels heard. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You dont have to know everything about the situation to have something valuable to add to the discussion. You never know how your point of view will aect the conversation. Chime in and see. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Simplicity, compassion and patience „ those are the qualities that will promote your best interests and coincide most eciently with the best interests of all mankind. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Most of the good thats been done in the world had to do with survival „ the bad, too. If you use principles of mere survival as a guide, the results will be mixed. Aim higher. Living is great, but what are we living for? TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 15). Youve earned the loyalties of those close to you, and now all you have to do is continue in kind and watch your supporters, clients, employers, friends, loved ones and admirers grow in numbers as the social proof compounds. Let yourself benet. Walk through the open doors. Accept help. Allow the love. Aries and Taurus adore y ou. Your luck y numbers are: 10, 40, 22, 25 and 18.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)

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The Sun /Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have good relationships with them. The third is a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome, and we struggle with how to deal with him „ what to do and what to buy him. Any ideas? „ UNSURE IN THE SOUTH DEAR UNSURE: The most important thing you can bring with you on your visit is a heart lled with love, and the determination that your grandson will know you love him. Spending one-on-one time together would make him feel special. Every child needs validation and aection on their journey toward adulthood. With the self-condence it brings, Down syndrome children can live full and happy lives. The questions youre asking me are ones your grandsons parents can answer for you. What he could use and various activities you can share should be easy questions for them to answer. I have printed a wonderful poem on this subject in my column before. It was written by Edna Massimilla, and I think it is timely. Edna is 102 now and still as energetic and with itŽ as ever. Read on: HEAVENS VERY SPECIAL CHILD A meeting was held so far from Earth. It was the time for another birth. The Angels said to the Lord above „ This special child will need much love. For progress may be very slow, Accomplishment may never show. This special child will need much care From the people way down there. This child may not talk, run or play, And thoughts may seem so far away. In many ways will not try to adapt Known as disabled and handicapped. Please be careful where this one is sent. We want this child to be so content. O please, Lord, nd the parents who Will do a very special job for You. They will not realize right away The leading role that they have to play. But with this child sent from above Comes stronger faith, and richer love. Soon theyll know the privilege given In caring for their gift from Heaven. Their precious child, so meek and mild Is Heavens very special child.ŽDear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: This is the best time for backyard barbecues. Food just seems to taste so much better when its cooked outside with family and friends. Here are some steps you should take (particularly if youre new to grilling) to be sure the barbecue is a safe and tasty one. „Where to put your grill. Put a charcoal grill in an open area, away from anything combustible and never on top of dry, brittle grass or plants. If its close to your house, shut windows and doors to make sure cinders dont y inside. „Lighting the coals. Never light coals with gasoline or kerosene because they can cause explosions. Dont add extra starter uid to hot or warm coals because are-ups can be dangerous. Always watch your children and pets. Keep them away from the grill area. „When you are grilling. Dont wear clothing, aprons, shirts or dresses with owing sleeves because they could oat across the grill and catch re. To prevent burns, wear heat-resistant cooking mitts and use long-handled utensils. Place an emergency rst-aid kit near the grill. „When cooking with an open grill and ames. Keep a jug of water or a spray bottle lled with water near for emergencies. You also can keep a re extinguisher close at hand. Dont leave the grill unattended at any time during the party because accidents can happen quickly. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I tried to freeze a cake some time ago, and it turned out soggy. I need to freeze one again. How can I do it successfully? „ Terry from North Carolina Dear Terry: Try this: When you have to freeze a cake, its better to freeze it without the lling or frosting because they will make the cake soggy. 1. Wrap the cake in several layers of plastic after it has cooled completely and then place it into a container so it doesnt get crushed. Be aware that cakes will not freeze completely solid. 2. To thaw the cake, dont take the wrapping o right away. Instead, allow the cake to thaw at room temperature, which could take an hour or so. Note: Unfrosted cakes freeze well for up to three months. Frosted ones will be OK for about one month. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Often, these spots on shower frames are unavoidable because of hard water. They look ugly, but heres a good way to eliminate them. First, mix half household vinegar with half water. Scrub the frame thoroughly, and to clean the corners, dip a toothbrush into the mixture and rub it into the corners. Then dry completely. Polish the frame with a paste wax, like car wax, to prevent the spots from recurring. If you clean the door frame frequently, the buildup will not happen. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Tar becomes sticky in the summer heat. If you suddenly notice black tar stuck to the bottom or sides of your rubber-soled shoes, heres how to remove it: Try to scrape o as much as possible with a disposable plastic knife (be careful not to damage the shoe areas above the rubber). Scrub with warm water and a dishwashing detergent thats good for removing oil and grease. When tar is gone, rinse thoroughly. You also can buy commercial cleaners that can do this job. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are concerned that the eggs in your refrigerator are too old, try this easy test on each one. Heres how: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in 2 cups of cold water in a bowl. Place the eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom, they are fresh. But if they oat to the top, they are not fresh enough to eat. „ HeloiseLove is the best present to give grandson with Down syndromeDear Abby Hints from Heloise

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Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year. Today in history On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the Peoples Republic of China. On this date In 1799 French soldiers in Egypt discovered the Rosetta Stone, which proved instrumental in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. In 1870 Georgia became the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union. Manitoba entered confederation as the fifth Canadian province. In 1910 the term Alzheimers diseaseŽ was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book Clinical PsychiatryŽ by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition. In 1932 President Herbert Hoover announced he was slashing his own salary by 20 percent, from $75,000 to $60,000 a year; he also cut Cabinet members salaries by 15 percent, from $15,000 to $12,750 a year. In 1976 a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed; the kidnappers were caught.) In 2002 John Walker Lindh, an American whod fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to two felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison. In 2010 after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week. Todays birthdays Author Clive Cussler is 87. Actor Ken Kercheval is 83. Actor Patrick Wayne is 79. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 74. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 72. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 70. Arianna Huffington co-founder of The Huffington Post, is 68. Actress Celia Imrie is 66. Actor Terry OQuinn is 66. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 62. Country singersongwriter Mac McAnally is 61. Model Kim Alexis is 58. Actor Willie Aames is 58. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 55. Actor Kristoff St. John is 52. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin is 50. Actor Brian Austin Green is 45. Rapper Jim Jones is 42. Actress Diane Kruger is 42. Actress Laura Benanti is 39. Actor Travis Fimmel is 39. Actor Taylor Kinney is 37. Bible verse For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.Ž „ Hosea 6:6. God is more concerned about the motives of our heart than He is about our religious rituals. Truly love the Lord and the rest will fall into place. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) „ A former Ohio man who gained fame from playing corpses in television shows and movies is getting ready to say his final goodbyeŽ and retire. The Columbus Dispatch reports Chuck Lamb says he originally pursued his acting career as a bucket list thing.Ž He dubbed himself the Dead Body GuyŽ in hopes of getting roles and set up a website under that name. His debut was in 2006 on the TV show What I Like About You.Ž The 60-year-old former Galloway resident, credited with 11 on-screen deaths, has been profiled by The New York Times and other news outlets. He says he now believes his story of achievement makes people feel good. Lamb says he would like to be on The Walking DeadŽ before retiring to his Florida home.ODD NEWS Dead Body Guy ready to wrap up acting careeron immigrant families, asylum seekers and those seeking green cards. The administrations attempts to deter Central American families and children from making the trip north are designed to send the message to immigrants „ and Trumps supporters in an election year „ that reaching the United States is going to get harder, and so will getting papers to stay in the country legally. All of these things, I think, are part of a bigger ultimate aim, which is to signi“cantly reduce immigration of all kinds to the United States over the longer term, and in the process, the real desire is to change the character of the country,Ž said Doris Meissner, a former commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the Clinton administration. Before departing the White House this week for his European trip, Trump offered his own solution for the government missing a court-mandated deadline to reunite some families: Dont come to our country illegally.Ž The Trump administration announced plans in April to prosecute illegal border crossers with the crime of improper entry, and in doing so, jailed some parents caught on the border and placed their children in government custody. The U.S. government was sued and the public was outraged, prompting Trump to halt the separations. The chaos over the separations has put the administration in the dif“cult position of having to release families with ankle-monitoring bracelets into the public „ a practice Trump has decried „ while at the same time attempting a series of legal maneuvers to argue for tougher enforcement capabilities. Thats because two court cases in California restrict what the government can do in carrying out hardline immigration policies. One requires the government to release immigrant children generally after 20 days in detention. The other has banned the separation of families and placed the government under tight deadlines to reunite parents and children. In an attempt to comply with both rulings, the White House wants to present families with a choice: Stay together in detention or release the child to a government program for immigrant youth for potential placement with a relative while the parent remains locked up. Its unclear whether the administration has enough detention beds to do so, but its looking. Homeland Security has formally requested 12,000 beds for family detention, with 2,000 beds to be made available immediately at U.S. military bases. The Defense Department has said it also received a request to house up to 20,000 unaccompanied immigrant children. Of“cials are also seeking to send immigrants back to their countries sooner and make it harder for them to seek asylum in a backlogged courts system where it can take years to get a ruling. Trump of“cials say too many people are claiming they are persecuted when they are not, adding that only 20 percent of asylum claims are granted. Asylum of“cers tasked with screening immigrants stopped at the border were told this week to heed a recent opinion by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that gang and domestic violence should not generally be a reason for asylum „ reasons cited by many immigrants ”eeing bloodshed in Central America. The result: fewer immigrants will pass these initial screenings that enable them to seek asylum before an immigration judge, said Megan Brewer, an immigration attorney in Los Angeles and former asylum of“cer. If they dont comply, all their decisions are going to be sent back to them,Ž she said. The average of“cer will go with the path of least resistance.Ž Immigrants in the country legally also face new hurdles under various policies. Since taking of“ce, the administration has ended protected status for hundreds of thousands of people from countries recovering from war and natural disasters, slashed the number of refugees allowed into the United States and said it will seek to strip the U.S. citizenship of those suspected of cheating to get it. And applicants for green cards and other immigration bene“ts are facing longer waits and more detailed questions. Immigration on the Southwest border has changed over the years. Previously there were far more people coming, with more than “ve times the number of border patrol apprehensions in 2000 than during the most recent “scal year. More immigrants also came from Mexico than Central America „ which made it easier for U.S. authorities to send them back. Far fewer were children or families. A number of immigration experts contend the arrival of Central American immigrants on the border is not a crisis „ except of the administrations making. Immigrant advocates said ankle bracelets and community-based programs can be used to ensure immigrants attend court hearings where a judge will determine whether theyre allowed to stay in the country or should be deported. They said its much cheaper and more appropriate since detention isnt meant to be punitive but to ensure court attendance. Rather, they said resources should be devoted to bee“ng up the overwhelmed immigration court system to help those genuinely ”eeing violence get their cases heard quicker and weed out those who arent.IMMIGRATIONFROM PAGE 1 The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,Ž Trump tweeted, asking why they didnt do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?Ž It was Trumps “rst response to indictments announced Friday in Washington against 12 Russian military intelligence of“cers who allegedly hacked into the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, Trumps Democratic rival, and the Democratic Party, and released tens of thousands of emails in a sweeping Kremlin conspiracy to help Trump. Trump denies that he or any campaign aides were involved with the Russian campaign and repeatedly dismisses the ongoing investigation that produced Fridays indictments as a witch hunt.Ž Trump told reporters he plans to raise election meddling with Putin but said he doesnt expect Putin to ever accept blame. I will absolutely bring that up. I dont think youll have any Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me,Ž Trump said Friday, referring to Putin. Leading Democratic senators asked Trump in a letter Saturday to scrap the summit if he was not prepared to make Russias attack on our election the top issue you will discuss.Ž And John McCain, a leading Republican senator and Trump critic, said Trump must hold Putin accountable or not proceed with the meeting. But Trumps chief diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told journalists traveling with him that he was con“dent the meeting would put America in a better place.Ž Trumps tweets also targeted CNN, mocking the American cable channels president, Jeff Zucker, as Little Jeff ZŽ and knocking its election coverage following the presidents spat with a CNN correspondent at a news conference Friday in England. So funny! I just checked out Fake News CNN, for the “rst time in a long time (they are dying in the ratings), to see if they covered my takedown yesterday of Jim Acosta (actually a nice guy). They didnt!Ž Acosta had objected to Trump dismissing the news outlet as fake news.Ž In fact, CNN reported on the exchange of words and interviewed Acosta on air about what happened. Acosta also replied to Trump on Twitter. Takedown? I dont think so. Perhaps we should even the playing “eld next time and you can take my question. (Youre right about one thing.. I am a nice guy),Ž Acosta said Saturday. Trumps repeated attacks on the news media while overseas „ he also lashed out at NBC News and The Sun newspaper during Fridays news conference „ has alarmed free speech advocates, especially as Trump is set to hold a joint press availability Monday with Putin, whose country is known for being deeply hostile to a free press. White House Correspondents Association President Margaret Talev said in a statement that saying a news organization isnt real doesnt change the facts and wont stop us from doing our jobs.Ž Trumps decision to stay yet again at a property he owns „ and has repeatedly advertised during the trip „ caught the attention of ethics experts, who say he should not pro“t off the presidency.TRUMPFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOU.S. President Donald Trump plays golf under tight security at Turnberry golf club, in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, July. A dozen demonstrators have staged a protest picnic on the beach in front of the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland where President Donald Trump is spending the weekend with the rst lady. Theresa May, I think I would have a very good relationship with Putin if we spend time together.Ž A day earlier in Brussels, Trump did say he would raise the election issue with Putin, but also said: I dont think youll have any Gee, I did it, I did it. You got me! There wont be Perry Mason here, I dont think. But I will absolutely, “rmly ask the question.Ž Trump also has expressed little interest in continuing the harsh U.S. criticism of Russian activities in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere, and of Russias human rights record. In fact, hes raised doubts about U.S. demands for Russia to return to Ukraine the territory of Crimea it annexed in 2014, and has suggested a bargain could be in the works for Russias ally Bashar Assad to remain in power inde“nitely in Syria. Contrast that with the messaging of the State Department. Under Trump, the department has issued regular stinging critiques of Russia, including on human rights and press freedom. Those have been sustained since former CIA Director Mike Pompeo was installed as top U.S. diplomat in April and despite the presidents growing calls for friendship with Putin. Ahead of Russias national day on June 12, Pompeo said the United States honors the citizens of the Russian Federation and their aspirations for the democratic principles of universal freedom, civil liberties, and the rule of law.Ž On July 6, department spokeswoman Heather Nauert condemned the selective targetingŽ by Russia of U.S.-funded news organizations. And this Thursday the department criticized a pattern of intimidation and violence against those who express dissent across Russia.Ž Pompeo has also been steadfast in his support of NATO. While Trump was questioning the commitment of NATO allies at this past weeks summit in Brussels, where leaders agreed on modest steps to improve military readiness in Europe, principally to counter Russia, Pompeo was lauding the 29-nation grouping as the most successful alliance in history.Ž Pompeo also warned in a tweet: Weakness provokes; strength and cohesion protect.Ž Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has been no less critical of Russia and its attempts to weaken or entirely subvert trans-Atlantic alliances. Putin seeks to shatter NATO,Ž he told graduates of the U.S. Naval War College last month. He aims to diminish the appeal of the Western democratic model and attempts to undermine Americas moral authority. His actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.Ž Measure that against Trumps suggestion at a rancorous summit of the Group of Seven last month in Canada that the leading industrialized countries include Russia in their elite grouping of democracies „ a suggestion that got short shrift from the other nations. And as Trump has talked about bringing Putin back into the international fold, the Treasury Department has continued to impose sanctions on various Russian of“cials, companies and businessmen. Days after the G-7, the Treasury blacklisted “ve Russian companies and three individuals, some of whom are accused of directly supporting Russias intelligence agency in its efforts to carry out cyberattacks, including intrusions into Americas energy grid and threats to underwater cables that transmit much of the worlds communications data.POLICYFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE

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This home is at 2501 Vantage Trace in Sebring. It is priced for $478,790 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Florida Properties Group. The property has 9.5 acres with a charming home. The home has three bedrooms, two baths, a two-car garage, “replace and screen porch. It features an updated kitchen, bathrooms, ”ooring, and includes central water for home use and a well for the sprinkler system. A new roof was installed in 2016. The property, which is zoned agricultural and can be divided into two properties, includes three storage buildings and a pole barn. There is a nice mobile home on the property, which offers two bedrooms, two baths, a split ”oor plan, glass top stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and washer and dryer. Its features include a laundry room, three air-conditioning units, central water for the mobile and a well for outside; also Multi-use property in SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2501 Vantage Trace, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Thunderbird Road. Turn right onto Vantage Trace. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2501 Vantage Trace in Sebring. It is priced for $478,790 and is listed with Elease DeYoung with Berkshire Hatha way HomeService Florida Properties Group.DEYOUNG| 2This home is at 1908 Hibiscus Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $239,900 and is listed with Jeanny Campbell with Re/ Max Realty Plus. Located on a corner lot, this magnificent four-bedroom, three-bath home was built in 2015 and comes with an extra lot where you can build a garage, another home, or just to give you a little space. The beautifully designed kitchen features an island with a vegetable sink, granite counter tops, double undermount sink, breakfast bar for seven or eight bar stools, stainless steel appliances, a large pantry and plenty of cabinets. Just off the kitchen is the interior laundry room. With more than 2,200 square feet of living area, there is plenty of space for large furniture, whether a piano, sectional or a ”at screen TV. The large, open Beautiful home in SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1908 Hibiscus Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn right onto Ben Eastman Road. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive. Turn left onto Hiawatha Avenue. Follow the road to the end and turn left onto Ashbury Drive. Turn left onto Hibiscus Drive. The home is at the corner on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1908 Hibiscus Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $239,900 and is listed with Jeanny Campbell with Re/Max Realty Plus.CAMPBELL | 2This home is at 3165 E. Pebble Creek Drive in Avon Park. It is priced for $164,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. This beautifully maintained, fully furnished and move-in ready two-bedroom, two-bath home is located in one of the most desirable 55-plus communities „ Highlands Ridge. A gorgeous tiled entry leads to the spacious living area, which is perfect for entertaining guests. The home features a cathedral ceiling, large kitchen, passthrough bar, plenty of cabinet space, large pantry, eat-in dining area and a bay window that provides plenty of natural light. The master suite has his and hers large walk-in closets and sliding doors that lead to the Florida room. The master Lovely home in Highlands RidgeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3165 E. Pebble Creek Drive, Avon Park From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Home Avenue. Turn left onto County Road 17. Turn right onto Power Line Road. Turn into the Highlands Ridge entrance onto South Clubhouse Boulevard. Turn right onto East Fairway Vista Drive. Turn left onto South Bonnebrook Drive. Turn right onto East Pebble Creek Drive. The home is straight ahead on the left side of the road. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3165 E. Pebble Creek Drive in Avon Park. It is priced for $164,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshi re Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.TERRELL | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, July 15, 2018

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C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Jeanny Campbell is with RE/ MAX Realty Plus. Call 863-3811848. Elease DeYoung is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-1450. Lisa Terrell is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-0358. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.bath has dual vanities, a large shower and linen closet. The property has so many improvements including a new roof and air conditioning in 2014, and new windows. The Highlands Ridge community is the ultimate for the Florida lifestyle. Enjoy two golf courses, tennis, pickleball, a community pool and many activities. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Terrell at 863-414-0358. Visit lterrell.bhhs”oridaproperties.com and search for MLS 248349.TERRELLFROM PAGE 1concept great room has high ceilings and room for a large dining room table and hutch or a coffee bar cabinet. The master suite is separate from the other bedrooms. It has two large walk-in closets and a magni“cent spalike bathroom, with a separate shower, corner hot tub and a beautiful large, double vanity with a granite counter top. The home includes a number of upgrades such as recessed lighting, double pane windows, quality hewn hard wood ”oors, crown molding and granite counter tops in all three bathrooms. The property is ideally located just north of Sebring, near all major shopping, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, restaurants and Lake Jackson. Its close to Sebring Parkway so is an easy ride to just about any direction. For more information, call Campbell at 863-381-1848 or visit JeannyCampbell. com and preview MLS 247691. To preview more photos of this property, download the mobile app getmobile.remax.com/ JeannyCampbell.CAMPBELLFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe large, open concept great room has high ceilings and room for a large dining room table and hutch or a coee bar cabinet. a pole barn with electric and water. A new roof was installed this year. The home and mobile have been updated. It is a wonderful place to live, so peaceful and beautiful land. To recap, the home includes the three storage buildings and one pole barn and 4.75 acres. The mobile includes one pole barn and 4.75 acres. The properties have two deeds and can be sold expertly. The property has 660 paved road frontage and the side 650 feet run along Vantage Pointe property which is an adult community. This property can be subdivided to build villas or small homes and would make a great adult community. The property is less than a mile from U.S. 27 and Lowes and Home Depot. For more information, call DeYoung at 863414-1450. Ask about MLS 242253.DEYOUNGFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThis charming home has a replace and screen porch. 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. € SEBRING, FL 33875 KIM REED863-381-6575kimbreed@comcast.netHELEN FERRY863-381-1089hbferry@comcast.net 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com THE COUNTRY CLUB OFFICE 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. SEBRING, FL 33875 3285 ANGLERS STREAM ~ $184,900 3135 E. P EBBLE CREEK DR. ~ $149,850Grab your golf clubs and move right in to this fully furnished 2BR/2BA/1.5 Car Gar Home in the sought-after active adult community of Highlands Ridge. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with view of natural foliage and trees from your windows and screened Florida Rm. MLS#246506 3228 E. P EBBLE CREEK DR. ~ $189,900 Exquisite 2BR+ofc/2BA home features abundant crown molding, volume ceilings and a 21x13 LR with hand scraped wood laminate ooring. Wood cabinets and gorgeous glass tile back splash in Kitchen. 12x28 Florida room w/ windows & screen, plus a paver brick patio. MLS#247323 3210 ANGLERS STREAM ~ $163,500No work necessary in this lovely 2BR+Ofc/2BA updated home … just concentrate on your golf or pickleball game! Kitchen boasts white cabinets with granite cabinets, tiled backsplash and newer appliances. New roof in 2017 and 14 x 19 screened/tiled Lanai in back. MLS#247687 3261 ANGLERS STREAM ~ $199,500 What a View! is 2BR/2BA home will catch your eye from the moment you pull into the painted drive till you see the lushly landscaped private backyard w/ pavered patio! Tastefully decorated inside w/ updated Kit and large LR that opens to the 16x22 A/Cd Fla Rm. MLS#248410 OPEN HOUSES € TODAY, 1-3PMHIGHLANDS RIDGESEBRING PKWY AT US 27 TO LEFT ON HOME AVE, TO L ON CR 17, TO R ON POWER LINE RD, TO L INTO HIGHLANDS RIDGE, TO R ON FAIRWAY VILLA. FOLLOW SIGNS TO OPEN HOMES. Built-in Hutch, center island, SS appliance and white cabinets give this 2 BR, plus o ce/2 BAs kitchen a bright and airy feel. Large owners suite with walk-in closet, jetted tub, ceramic shower and double sinks. Great view of pond from the A/Cd 16 x 24 Lanai. MLS#246596 adno=3589874The Reed Ferry Team 2141 Lakeview Drive € Sebring, FL 33870TheElliottTeam@gmail.comwww.ElliottTeam.comadno=3588613 The Market Is HOT!!!Inventory is LOW Home Values Are UP!!! Chances are, you have some equity in your home! Multiple Offers are VERY Common buyers are getting into bidding wars! Lets see what your home is worth! FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!Norm ElliottContract Negotiator Mandy ElliottListing Specialist Matt NelsonContract Specialist Yvonne CalhounBuyers Specialist Ivan BarajasBuyers Specialist Se Habla Espanol Eric RhoadesBuyers Specialist Cullen WheelerListing & Buyers Specialist Jillian ConcilioTransaction Coordinator THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYRanked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row! 863-658-3780

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 www.highlandsnewssun.com SEBRING „ Since April 18 numerous people across Highlands County have learned about the cost saving advantages of installing rooftop solar panels. Several organizations including the Highlands County Audoboun, the NAACP, Alan Jay Automotive Network, The Print Shop, and Faded Bar & Grill have helped to spread the word. Co-op committee members are solar enthusiasts. Howie Kubsh has solar installed on his home already and drives an electric vehicle. Beth Kulick is having solar installed on her home soon, Realtor Peter Blackmore has considered installing, and president of the local Audoboun Society, Dale Gillis, is concerned about how climate change effects the bird population. Realtor members of the Heartland Association of Realtors saw a beta version of a presentation by Solar United Neighbors of Florida specially designed for Realtors, appraisers and home-sellers during their June luncheon. Audrey Asciutto, a local Realtor with Heartland Real Estate Corp. and the local co-op chair, gave what Eve Brock with Land n Lake Realty called a spunky presentation.Ž Brock has been kicking around the idea of going solar for some time. She came to the presentation with her brokerage and to also get some more information for her and her own home. She has a wood-frame home with low insulation and high energy bills in the summer top $240 monthly. With that in mind, Brock was happy she signed up for the co-op. For Brock the presentation was informative and came at a great time when she has been considering going solar, especially since she needs to re-roof her home. She also saw the bene“t of incorporating residential solar information into her homeowner and buyer seminars. Madge Stewart, president-elect of the Heartland Association of Realtors, said, I am happy seeing people band together for a cost-effective way to install solar. Any time that people can join together in a project and make something more affordable is a good thing. I am glad that so many people signed up.Ž As of July 9, 40 homeowners have submitted a request for proposal, and on the same day, the “rst solar install began in the Sebring Hills neighborhood. I am excited at the response from the co-op,Ž Local installer, Dennis Mee with Cornado Solar said. The “rst system install is happening and the pipeline is “lling with jobs ready to move forward. The county is approving solar permits for the upcoming jobs.Ž I have seen co-ops across the country featured in magazines,Ž an installer with Cornado Solar said. I never thought that we would see one here. I have been working down in South Florida completing installs. It is nice to be working at home for once.Ž Job growth in the solar energy “eld is increasing yearly. Since 2012 job growth in solar careers has risen 16 percent annually. In Florida, employment in the solar industry rose by 4 percent in 2017. Currently most of the jobs are in South Florida, speci“cally Palm Beach County. Having a solar co-op in the county may bring jobs to the area in order to ful“ll the service. The co-op comes to a close on Monday, July 16. Join online at solarunitedneighbors.org/ highlands.Solar co-op coming to a closeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTSY PHOTOAs of July 9, 40 homeowners have submitted a request for proposal, and on the same day, the rst solar install began in the Sebring Hills neighborhood. WASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, marking their “rst increase since early June. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages ticked up to 4.53 percent from 4.52 percent a week earlier. Despite the decline in recent weeks, long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30-year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. The rate stood at 4.03 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans rose to 4.02 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week. Mortgage rates have declined as investors have bought 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, causing their yield to decline. The yield peaked in May at 3.11 percent and has since dipped to 2.85 percent as market investors have sought a haven amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China and the European Union. The yield on the 10-year note continues to hover in a narrow range, thereby keeping mortgage loan costs at bay, Freddie Mac chief economist Sam Khater noted. That is certainly welcoming news for those looking to buy a home before the summer ends,Ž he said. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30year “xed-rate mortgages fell to 0.4 point from 0.5 point. The fee on 15-year mortgages was unchanged at 0.4 point. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages jumped to 3.86 percent from 3.74 percent last week. The fee remained at 0.3 point.Average US mortgage rates edge upTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this June photo a for sale sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. 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SB2172The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339COMFORTABLE HOME! $29,9001/1 w/new AC 2018, light and bright, carport is converted into 1 car garage with screen door, perfect for snowbirds, and a great way to entertain or relax and enjoy. SB2245 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336AWESOME PARK MODEL $59,800Furnished 3/2, split floor plan, spacious master bath large kitchen with island. Outdoor Lanai on front to enjoy amenities. SB2216 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387$1,000 CARPET ALLOWANCE $26,900Furnished 2/2 w/new AC & water heater. Master BA has a new walk in tub with jets. House comes complete with golf cart. SB2248 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS $46,9002/2, furnished, kitchen w/granite counter tops, Tile floor throughout except for bedrooms which has carpet. Newer AC unit, carport & golf cart shed. SB2186 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340BEAUTIFUL 2BR 2BA $24,900Cozy 2 BR 2 BA fully furnished, newer wood floors and roof. Open floor plan, open front porch, carport and oversized golf cart shed. SB2241 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT VALUE $105,0002/2/2 waterfront home Office/den. Open concept dining & living room. Large lanai w/amazing waterfront views screened porch, covered patio, laundry room, tiled throughout. SB2226 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751WATERFRONT HOME!! $33,9002/2 w/open floor plan, set up for entertaining & relaxing. The FL room & patio have a great view of the golf course. Golf cart included with newer batteries. SB2251The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339ON THE GOLF COURSE $16,7001/1 well maintained park model in 55+ park has Lake Jackson access, laundry facilities & shared amenities. Home is fully furnished and equipped. New 10 X 20 lanai in rear perfect to relax or entertain. SB2199 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336EVERYTHING YOU NEED $85,9002/2 w/large office. Features double tray living room ceiling, bull nose corners & extended foundation base. New AC, Heating in 2015. New roof with architectural shingles in 2017. SB2209Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955FORMER MODEL HOME $34,5002/2 equipped with newer kitchen appliances and a pantry. Wood laminate flooring throughout home. Updated baths. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955UPDATED HOME $32,5003/2 split floor plan home. Extended carport with large lanai, golf cart shed, new landscaping, fresh paint, inside laundry, spacious master with on suite and more. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401LARGE & LOTS OF SPACE $45,5002/2 remodeled home, immaculate, bright. Partially furnished. New roof in 2014, new AC. Open space living room, large kitchen with wrap around cabinets. SB2250 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401READY TO MOVE IN $64,9002/2 w/large Office/Den. Huge screened porch, double covered driveway, 2 car garage, laminate floors. Large eat in kitchen w/large pantry. Great open floor plan. SB2175 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675BEAUTIFUL & SPACIOUS $39,5002/2 furnished on quite street. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Interior designer Joan Craig sees many clients who give the decorating of their living room or kitchen a lot of thought. Yet while people have become much more attuned to developing personality inside a house,Ž she says, the outside becomes something that often can be much more generic.Ž And even if you give your backyard patio or deck some decorating attention, the front entrance often remains an afterthought. The front of your home is the “rst thing your guests will see,Ž says Edyta Czajkowska, founder of the Chicago-based design “rm Edyta & Co., so creating a beautifully crafted, welcoming atmosphere is important.Ž In this season of outdoor entertaining, weve asked Craig, Czajkowska and Dallas-based interior designer Abbe Fenimore for advice on creating the most welcoming front entry areas.Step backIts hard to assess your front-door area when standing right in front of it. A homes entrance area begins where the visitor can “rst see it, says Craig, so stand at the road and consider your home from that distance. That may inspire you to embrace larger, more dramatic items. Pump up the scale of lanterns on either side of the door,Ž Craig says, or go for dramatic containers for planting. Or stay with simple planters, but put dramatic plants in them: Even if you have a small container,Ž Craig says, it can have an incredible climbing rose coming out of it.Ž She also suggests Boston ivy or climbing ivy. Czajkowska recommends hydrangeas, which bloom for months and add color and texture to the front of a house. Climbing roses also add drama and romance, she says, and if your entry allows for it, adding a spot where they can climb and envelope your entry can add major impact.Ž Consider the style of your home and the vibe of your neighborhood, says Fenimore. One client of hers, an artist, added arti“cial ”amingos to the lawn around her front door. It wouldnt work in every neighborhood, Fenimore says, but at this house the effect was jazzy and classy in a fun way, without being too kitschy.ŽInclude seatingEven a small front porch may have room for a little bench, and these designers say its worth adding seating. Tiny as your space may be, Craig says, think of it as an outdoor room.Ž Fenimore likes porch swings, which dont have to take up much space and are welcoming. A simple canvas seat cushion matched with indoor/ outdoor pillows can create a perfect space for reading or having coffee in the morning, she says. Outdoor seating offers not just a spot to relax, Czajkowska says, but can double as a place to rest your bag while searching for keys. It may even be worth investing in an expanded porch area to make space for seating, Fenimore says. She remodeled her own front porch to create a sitting area.Be bold with colorA beautiful, bright color can make an otherwise simple front door area look special. When you pass homes with brightly colored front doors, you drive by and think, Oh my gosh, thats really pretty,Ž Fenimore says, and it gives you the warm fuzzies.Ž Dark front doors painted black or charcoal have also become popular and work well on some houses. Personally, I dont care for dark-colored doors unless it speaks to the rest of your homes architecture and design aesthetic,Ž says Czajkowska. However, I do think your door should be impactful, whether that means painting it a bold color or letting the beautiful craftsmanship and hardware shine.ŽAccessoriesBeautifully crafted house numbers,Ž says Czajkowska, add a ton of character, while highlighting and playing off of the other architectural details on your home.Ž Ditto for outdoor lighting: Selecting good outdoor lighting can make or break the ambiance of your home,Ž she says. Gas lanterns add an instant charm and set a cozy vibe, but if you dont want to go with gas, make sure to choose warm lighting that creates a soft glow.Ž Craig and Fenimore agree: Sweating the details can pay off handsomely. Whether you have a little space or a lot,Ž Fenimore says, be creative with even the smallest things.ŽFront porches and entries that say welcomeASK A DESIGNERMELISSA RAYWORTH This undated photo provided by Abbe Fenimore shows a bold blue colored door set against crisp white which creates a cheerful atmosphere in this front entry area designed by Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25 in Dallas, Texas. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Abbe Fenimore shows the delicate leaves and owers of potted owering plants which creates a perfect balance with the architectural molding and a dramatic black front door at this entryway designed by Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 in Dallas, Texas. This undated photo provided by Abbe Fenimore shows how sofa pillows, as seen in this outdoor seating area designed by Texas-based interior designer Abbe Fenimore, bring a touch of indoor comfort to a deck or patio. If a front porch has enough space, comfortable seating like this can create the feeling of an outdoor room. Last week I mentioned a term mutant materialsŽ as the forth type of ”ooring available for your home. Dont get too excited. The X-Men are not coming to save your 1980s kitchen ”oor. Its a reference to an incredible exhibition in the mid-90s at the Museum of Modern Art in New York titled Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design.Ž It was the harbinger of interior design as we know it today. The exhibition featured kitchen knives manufactured of ceramic instead of metal, Kevlar in a fabric form and plastics as a counter top, or as we now know it, Corian. I was a pre-internet design student from a relatively small town. I thought my head was going to explode at the craziness of an injection molded dining chair. How does this apply to ”ooring? Lets look at some new and innovative materials or manufacturing techniques in ”ooring today. Cement tile is all over Instagram and is trickling its way into the local big box stores. I would like to say this one is new, however its just a cousin of terra-cotta in that these tiles are driedŽ during the curing process rather than cookedŽ like porcelain or ceramic. The innovative way the colors are pressed into the tile, bonding the pigments into the cement is what gives them their attractive natural beauty. Most people choose a gray or black color. I strongly suggest you take a cue from those who created the technique in 1850s northern Spain and choose one of the brighter options. While these tiles can be pricey, they look best when installed in accent areas like powder rooms, so you will not need many to complete your project. I highly recommend a professional tile installer for this product. It is not a good choice for a DIY project. For it to last without staining, it must be sealed several times including prior to installation and can require a week to dry between coats when installed on the ”oor. Also, periodic cleaning is limited to natural products like Simple Green or Mrs. Meyers, as harsh chemicals will harm this material. It looks amazing and is still one of my favorite looks for the bathroom ”oor. We have all fallen in love with quartz counter tops for the kitchen. They are durable and beautiful, replacing granite as our go-toŽ counter top choice. So how about quartzite on the ”oor? It requires minimal upkeep beyond routine cleaning. Quartz tiles are non-porous, so no need to worry about staining here. It is extremely strong, manufactured of quartz, sand, resin, pigment, recycled mirror and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It is perfect for a high traf“c room like the kitchen. What could go wrong? For one thing, these tiles are best installed in rooms without a lot of direct sun light. Sometimes a tough request in Florida. The resin in the mix can discolor over time when exposed to natural light. Also, because they are non-porous, water can sit on the surface making them slippery when wet. Be prepared for a wider grout line than similar porcelain or ceramic options. This material expands and contracts more than traditional ”oor tile materials and will need additional room to move. One advantage I do love about this product however is that you can create some dramatic designs by allowing the counter top material to ”owŽ onto the wall or ”ooring. This detail becomes especially stunning when applied to the kitchen island area or in small spaces like bathrooms. Other types of tiles, like river rock, can be added in pivotal areas if necessary to address any concerns about slipping. The last of the mutant materials we will talk about is probably the one you are most familiar with: vinyl tile. No, not that old crackly stuff from grandmas laundry room. Thanks to the many high-end medical facilities being built these days, we now have some gorgeous options for the home in this category. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is cost effective, durable, masterful in mimicking wood or stone, is non-skid and water resistant. I have had more than one client comment on how much softer it is on the tootsies than tile so its a great choice for any room in the home. You can con“dently install this one on your own, however, read the manufacturer directions carefully. This material requires time to acclimate to its environment (sometimes several weeks) and will be speci“c in details about substrate, underlayment and installation method. When installing the ”oatingŽ versions of this product, plan on trim molding and/or new base molding because this product can expand and contract up to a half inch depending on the season. One of the most obvious disadvantages of this product is the fact that it is a form of plastic, so installation near a wood burning “replace would not be recommended as cinders can melt the ”oor leaving black spots. Also, this material will not improve the value of your home in the same way a lovely stone or hardwood ”oor will. Finally, the ”oor must be ”at. Your sub”oor may require signi“cant, costly preparation or multiple unsightly transitions from room to room may arise. There are a few brands that claim to offer ease of installation over any existing hard ”ooring however you will still feel the imperfections from below on your feet even when you cant see them. Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-9912578, email shelly@shellysappinteriors.com or visit shellysappinteriors.com.Mutant flooring options: a look beyond the big box tile aisleBy SHELLEY SAPPCONTRIBUTED COLUMN Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors shellysappinteriors.com 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3573854

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 www.highlandsnewssun.com First-time homebuyers might well wonder: Where are all the starter houses? Theyre right to ask because starter homes are becoming increasingly scarce in many housing markets. Housing inventory is low and home prices are soaring. Whats a “rst-time buyer to do? Here are “ve tips for “nding a starter home: € Be realistic about todays market: Sellers clearly have an advantage in the current market. Inventory is low, which keeps pushing home prices to record levels, according to the National Association of Realtors. Buyer competition is “erce as homes in the lower price ranges ”y off the market. Unfortunately, that leaves many “rst-time buyers …… especially those with tight budgets …… on the sidelines. If youre searching for your “rst home, be realistic about what you can afford and what amenities come with that budget. (Hint: You may have to forgo top-of-the-line appliances and shiny quartz countertops.) A starter home isnt necessarily your forever home. Be prepared to make some compromises to get your foot in the homeownership door. € Adjust your wish list: Buyers shopping for their “rst home need to be open-minded about the location, size and condition of the home they want to buy, said Tim Deihl, associate broker with Gibson Sothebys International Realty in Boston. For many buyers, a classic starter home, which traditionally doesnt have many amenities, is more achievable. If your “rst home is the place youre going to have your family, maybe build an addition and stay there forever; thats one set of criteria. If your starter home will be a “nancial launch pad into a larger, better home, thats a different approach,Ž Deihl said. Another strategy: Look for an older home in a well-established neighborhood. Resales typically cost less than brand-new homes, said Bradley Hunter, chief economist for HomeAdvisor.com, a home-improvement matching service based in Golden, Colo. Older homes typically need more maintenance and repairs, which offset some of the savings. However, Hunter said, buyers who choose a used home might be able to do repairs and renovations over time, pacing themselves to make the cost manageable. € Hire the right real estate agent: When youre up against stiff competition, working with an experienced real estate agent who knows the local market is key. Look for an agent who specializes in the neighborhoods youre interested in. Savvy agents should be able to answer your questions about neighborhood amenities, local schools, crime and nearby home values. A good agent shines when it comes to negotiating the deal and writing a strong offer letter backed with solid data. Your agent can suggest certain strategies to win in a competitive market, such as limiting contingencies or writing a personal letter. Ask friends and relatives to recommend agents they have used and were happy with. Also, interview two or three different agents. Find out how they prefer to communicate with clients and how often youll get updates. Finally, research the agents youre considering online to see what past clients have said about their work. € Rethink location: If youre thinking about starting a family in the future, dont focus too much on your homes location, size and school district just yet, Deihl said. Resetting those parameters can make it easier to buy a “rst home. Buyers may be in a position where schools wont impact them for six or seven years,Ž Deihl said. Thats a good opportunity to buy in the city, make some money and roll that into a community where they want to be longer-term with the kids.Ž Buyers who sacri“ce location for affordability can “nd themselves in a neighborhood far from major job centers with a long daily commute and expensive transportation costs. Sometimes that tradeoff makes sense, but not always, said Cathy Coneway, a broker for Stanberry & Associates Realtors in Austin, Texas. You have to look at how much you make and how much you can afford to spend for gas,Ž Coneway said. You might actually be better off buying a house thats closer to town so you have more cash ”ow for property taxes, insurance and living expenses.Ž € Make a strong offer: When a well-priced starter house comes on the market, the quest to buy it can be super competitive,Ž Deihl said. One way to strengthen an offer is to present a loan preapproval that includes everything but a title search, appraisal and hazard insurance, said Jay Dacey, a mortgage broker at Metropolitan Financial Mortgage Co. in Minneapolis. A strategic phone call might help, too. We call the listing agent and say, Mr. and Mrs. Jones submitted an offer on your property. Not only are they preapproved, but theyve gone through the underwriting approval process with our bank,Ž Dacey said. That makes the offer stronger.Ž Other ways to entice sellers: Offer above asking price (if you can afford to), keep repair requests to a minimum, make a larger down payment or give them more time to move after closing. Visit Bankrate online at bankrate.com5 tips to help you find a starter homeBy DEBORAH KEARNSBANKRATE.COM METRO CREATIVE IMAGESCurrently, buyer competition is erce. Unfortunately, that leaves many rst-time buyers „ especially those with tight budgets „ on the sidelines. If youre searching for your rst home, be realistic about what you can aord.adno=3588648 See what all the buzz is about at Covered Bridge. The best 55+ community in the area. Find out what $85.00 a month HOA fees provides for you. Walk through the beautiful new Indiana Model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage.Call 863-455-9927 THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY! 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 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 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Double Wide in Fairmount Mobile Est. Own land, no rent, 2BR/1BA, garage w/opener, screened porch $46,000, 863-314-8441-863-273-8811 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. 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Call Sue Dean Re/Max Realty863-385-0077Highlands County and the City of Sebring offer a unique opportunity for folks who are downsizing and changing their home style for multiple reasons, the most common being retirement. Selling that big home give them a sense of more time to enjoy the outdoors Investing in a trailer community, which offers lots for rent with you installing your own trailer and or motor home, can be a possibility. Deduction options are available when you own or rent a home as a personal residence, including a travel trailer that meets the Internal Revenue Services de“nition of a home. A property by itself does not necessarily qualify you for a tax deduction, but several aspects of owning a home might provide you with some tax breaks that arent available to other taxpayers. For example, you can deduct mortgage interest expenses, real estate taxes and sales taxes on your “rst and second homes. The IRS considers a qualifying home to be one that you use for residential living. It must have facilities for sleeping, cooking and toilet functions. This description might apply to a single-family house, condominium, mobile home, boat, house trailer or a similar type of structure. You can claim the appropriate deductions for your travel trailer as long as it meets IRS standards as home and you use it as your “rst or second home. In the past, you could write off the interest on your credit cards, auto loans and other personal debts. As of the 2012 tax year, the only personal debt that quali“es for an interest deduction is quali“ed residence interest. The IRS lets you deduct the interest on both your “rst and second home, provided the total amount of your mortgage debt on those homes does not exceed $1 million and the debt is secured by those properties. For the 2011 tax year, you had the option deducting either your state and local income taxes or your state and local sales taxes. The sales tax deduction applied to both your regular purchases and extraordinary purchases. If you lived in a state that charged both a state income tax and sales taxes, you would need to “gure your deductions using both methods to determine which would provide the largest deduction. The option to deduct state and local sales taxes expired as of the end of 2011, unless Congress votes to extend it. You can deduct your state and local real estate taxes, provided the taxes are based on the assessed value of your real estate and are charge uniformly throughout the jurisdiction. Your local tax assessor might not consider your travel trailer to be real estate, but you might have to pay personal property taxes on it. Your personal property taxes are also deductible, provided they are charged annually and are based on the travel trailers value. You must itemize your deductions if you want to take any deduction for buying a travel trailer. If the total amount of your itemized deductions is less than your standard deduction, youll be better off claiming the standard deduction. The IRS recommends “guring your taxes using both methods, choose the method that offers the best results. Owner-occupied rental property gives you access to different pools of potential tax deductions. Part of the property that you occupy is treated as your house, and you can write off anything that youd write off on as an itemized deduction on a single-family residence. The rental part is treated as a separate investment property, “led under Schedule E. You need to allocate expenses between your unit and the rental unit or units on a pro-rata share. Your units pro-rata share of the property mortgage interest and property taxes can be deducted. However, if you do not itemize your deductions, you will not be able to claim them. Remember to meet with a professional accountant on property ownership deduction, prior to “ling to prevent any IRS questioning. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-991-8235 or email 0532315@gmail. com.Deductions available on travel trailers Todays Real EstateJULIO SEDA Question: My neighbor in my condo is a heavy cigarette smoker and it is getting into my unit, making it hard for me to breathe. I have an air puri“er that helps some but is not perfect. What can I do? „ Louise Answer: Your “rst step in resolving a neighbor dispute is always communication. Speak with your neighbor nicely and ask him or her to help mitigate the problem, perhaps by investing in smokeless ashtrays or by smoking outdoors. If that does not work, you can speak with your condo board. Some condos have rules that allow residents to smoke in certain areas, such as on the balcony. The condo may even be able to make the resident “nd ways to prevent the smoke from bothering neighbors. Weatherstripping or air “ltration installed in the smokers unit may prevent the smoke from escaping and seeping into neighboring units. If your community is not able to help you, you may be able to turn to the legal system. Your city or town may have enacted secondhand-smoke ordinances that might help. If none of those ideas work, you may need to take your neighbor to court. However, this is one of the areas in which even smart attorneys disagree. A secondhand-smoke case can be tough to win, but there is legal precedent. There was a case in Broward County, in 2005 in which the judge ruled that secondhand smoke was a nuisance and ordered the smoker to stop. I have even seen smaller lawsuits such as one in which a neighbor sued in small-claims court to get their dry-cleaning bills paid because of the smell left on their closet full of clothes. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Q&A: Neighbors smoke is getting into my unit. What can I do?By GARY M. SINGERTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 www.highlandsnewssun.com Many people dont realize that there are renovation loans that can help pay for your housing upgrades. Whether you need a new roof or your kitchen is outdated, there is a mortgage thats right for your “xer-upper. Here are your options and what you should know about each one. € Goverment-backed home renovation loans One of the best-known loans for home improvements, Fannie Maes HomeStyle Renovation loan, allows borrowers to either buy a place that needs repairs or re“nance their existing home loan to pay for improvements. The HomeStyle loan is available from any Fannie Maeapproved lender, but there are quali“cation requirements: For a primary residence, you must have a credit score of at least 620. You can check your credit score for free at myBankrate to see if you meet this criterion. You have to make a down payment of at least 5 percent of the purchase price of the home. A certi“ed contractor must prepare and submit a cost estimate and details of the work to be done. One advantage of a HomeStyle loan is that its just one loan; you dont have to take out a loan for the mortgage and then another loan for home repairs. One loan reduces paperwork and closing costs. Keep in mind that the money for the home improvements goes into a separate escrow account thats used to pay the contractor directly. You dont have access to those funds like you do with a home equity loan or a cash-out re“nance. The nuance with the HomeStyle loan is that theres a little less freedom for the customer because the funds are held in an escrow account,Ž says Eric Wilson, director of operations at Better Mortgage. The Federal Housing Administration offers a home renovation loan called a 203(k). Theres typically a lower credit-score requirement for this loan than there is for a HomeStyle loan, and a lower minimum down payment of 3.5 percent. There are two types of FHA 203(k) loans: limited (formerly called streamline) and standard. A limited FHA 203(k) loan is designed for cosmetic improvements and is capped at $35,000. A standard FHA 203(k) loan can be used for extensive remodeling, but it requires you to hire a quali“ed 203(k) consultant to oversee every step of the work, from the plans to the “nished product. Theres security in having the consultant. Most people doing a major home improvement project hire a contractor on their own, notes Stuart Blend, regional sales manager for Planet Home Lending. But with a standard 203(k) loan, the consultant is your project manager, assessing the cost, the plans and overseeing the work. When you take out that loan, that money rests with the lender. Were holding those funds in escrow, and were making sure everything is done the way its supposed to be done,Ž Blend says. € Private home renovation loans Another way to “nance your home renovation is by taking out a home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage. This is a one-time loan, so its not subject to ”uctuating interest rates, and monthly payments remain the same for the loan term. A similar loan is the home equity line of credit, or HELOC. It has a revolving balance and might be best for someone who has several large payments due over time, like with a big home improvement project. With either option, youre pledging your home as collateral, meaning if you dont make your payments, the lender will end up owning your house. Alternatively, you can take out an unsecured personal loan to avoid putting up your home as collateral. But HomeStyle and FHA 203(k) loans have some advantages over home equity loans. The loan amount with either of these is based on the completed value and not the present value. A home equity loan is based on the current value,Ž says Gregg Harris, president of LenderCity Home Loans, a division of BBMC/ Bridgeview Bank Group. A cash-out re“ allows homeowners to re“nance their mortgage. This mortgage will be for a higher amount than the “rst one, and the homeowner gets the difference in cash. Like home equity loans and HELOCs, cash-out mortgages require homeowners to use their home as collateral. But if youve got a considerable amount of equity in your home, you might be able to “nd lower interest rates. Combine lower interest rates with the added home value derived from renovations, and you could save more in the long run. Youll need at least 20 percent equity in your home to qualify for cash-out re“nancing. The total loan amount is limited to the available equity in your home. Credit score requirements vary per loan amount and value of your home, but generally start at 640. How do you choose the best renovation loan? It really comes down to credit and eligibility,Ž Harris says. An FHA 203(k) might be best for a borrower with so-so credit and little money to pay down since borrowers can get a mortgage with only 3.5 percent down. Consider how much you want to borrow and what it is you want to change. It can be hard to calculate the best home renovation mortgage for your needs, so work with a lender who has extensive knowledge of the different loans, advises Laurie Souza, national business development manager at Mortgage Network Inc. in the Boston area. Make sure youre working with a lender that is well versed with the details of the program,Ž she says. Visit Bankrate online at bankrate.com.These mortgages pay for home renovationsBy ROBIN SAKS FRANKELBANKRATE.COM METRO CREATIVE IMAGESOne of the best-known loans for home improvements, Fannie Maes HomeStyle Renovation loan, allows borrowers to either buy a place that needs repairs or renance their existing home loan to pay for improvements. #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com 6327 COLUMBUS BLVD, SEBRING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com SUN N LAKE 2BR/2BA2CA, Great split ” oor plan w/large master, updated master bath, remodeled guest bath, new kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living & dining rm w/french doors leading to enclosed porch. MLS#248262 $163,900 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy ef“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see!. MLS#247774 119 MURRAY CT, NW, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net Freshly painted, large 3/2 family home in a great area! High ceilings. Large rooms. New ” ooring in living area and bedrooms, new appliances and roof. Laundry room is large and has washer and dry (as is) Lots of space for entertaining. New sod w/irrigation system. Golf course across the street and 8 blocks from Lake June. MLS#243866. $1550/mo. 1377 NANCESOWEE AVE, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com Charming 2BR/2BA near Lake Jackson. Open ” oor plan /living & dining room, large family room. Spacious kitchen & breakfast nook. Tile ” ooring throughout. MLS#248151 $99,500 7 VICTORY WAY, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com Available July 2018 This 3 BR,2.5 BA home has lots of space & storage. Freshly painted new laminate wood ” oors in family room & part of the second ” oor. French doors to the enclosed front porch from dining room Screened lanai off the family room “ re place. MLS#237031 $1100/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net Fully furnished, charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Gol“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great “ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open ” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease....seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $950/mo. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com Located in the town of Avon Park. 2400 Sq Ft of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block & stucco in excellent condition! Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side, or rent out both units collect $$$. Possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems. MLS#248169 $83,900 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com Well maintained 2BR/2BA home in Sylvan Shores. Kitchen /plenty of storage, large living rm w/vaulted ceiling. Master BR has large closet, split bedroom plan. A must see! MLS 248150 $139,900 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com 203 LONGVIEW RD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com Cute 2 BR/ 1.5 BA is perfect for keeping warm in the Florida weather and out of the cold northern winter. You wont want winer to end! This really cute home is available for short term, seasonal or long term rental (long term rent is $1,100 per month) fully furnished. MLS#243913 $1,600/mo. 5500 GRANADA BLVD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com 2 BR/2BA w/open living area. Great street w/views of Lake Jackson. MLS#238160 $975.00/mo. adno=3588634 ADVANTAGE REALTY RENTALS € Avon Park € Sebring € Lake PlacidFull Service Rental Property ManagementAdvantage Realty Rentals743 US 27 S. € Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303www.advantagehighlands.net $$$ Let Your Property Work For You $$$

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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3582174 OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus adno=3588700 PUT THE RE/MAX AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed Transactions WE WANT TO BE YOUR REALTORS!!!! B C BBILL: 381-4092 CYNDEE: 381-6574cyndeebryan@gmail.com www.bcbryan.com www.cyndeebryan.com$220,0002528 SR 17 N.Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 CG w/Great Room, Formal Dining Room, Bay Window Style Eat-in Kitchen w/Bar & Island! Tray Ceiling in Master BR! Nice Laundry Room! Tiled Enclosed Porch w/Air! DEEDED LAKE ACCESS on Dinner Lake! Built 2006! MLS#246910 MLS#248444723 SUMMIT DRIVECustom Handley Home! 3 BR, 2 Bath, Great Room Design! Spacious Quality Home W/Beautiful Kitchen, Large Living & Dining Room, Split Floor Plan, Many Upgrades! Large Recreation Room or 4th Bedroom in Garage Easily Restored For Full Garage w/Office!14 X 30 Open Porch Under Main Roof Overlooking Large Fenced Back Yard!$179,900 MLS#2481461818 N HIGHLANDS BLVD AVON PARK!3 BR, 2 BA, 1 CA Home in Avon Park Lakes! Great Home for Large Furniture! Vaulted Ceilings w/ Plant Shelves! Family Room! Tile throughout & Carpet in 2 Bedrooms! Garden Tub in Master Suite! Open Terrace for BBQs! Privacy Fencing! Paved Road Frontage!$139,900 MLS#246712OPRY UNDER THE OAKS!!!3525 BECK AVENUEWell Known Music Venue! 14.48 Acres! Heated & ACd Gazebo Style Pavilion Seats Up To 199!!! Includes Stage, Sound System, Tables, Chairs, Kitchen, BBQ w/Exhaust System, 2 Full Baths, Private Bath & Office for Performers! 5 Mobile Homes & 4 Acre Orange Grove. Zoned AG!$350,000 GOLF HAMMOCK4519 PITCHING WEDGE WAYPool Home 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus golf cart garage. Sunroom, open ” oor plan with high ceilings. Spacious kitchen and bedrooms. New roof, AC, and pool marsite.$219,000 248119 M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com maureen@acoolrealtor.comOne more reason to BUY or SELL with The Cool Team. WE PUT OUR BUYERS & SELLERS BEST INTEREST FIRST!SUN N LAKE5447 COLUMBUS BLVD.Wonderful curb appeal. Move in ready. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Family Room. High ceilings, crown molding. Laminate wood ” ooring. Furniture package available!$169,500 247779 FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN6606 SUN N LAKE BLVD.WOW You dont get lake views like this home everywhere in Sun n Lake. On Lake Jill. Move-in ready. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage. Open Floor plan. Built in 2015 with all the bells & whistles. Close to golf.$265,000 248065 POOL LAKEFRONTTHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 50 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR! I need SOME MORE LISTING!Call me if it is time to move... We still have buyers ready! Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 TheCoolTeam.com LOCATION, LOCATION W/ GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! This 4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath home offers over 2800 sq. Ft. of air-conditioned space & over 3600 total under roof! Plenty of space for all & includes handycap accessable Baths with large showers, pocket doors & kitchen with plenty of drawer space. Open floorplan w/ tile flooring intraffic areas, nice sized rooms & plenty of privacy. New Roof 2018! JUST CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL FOR ANY PROPERTY MLS#248114$219,9001750 WASHINGTON BLVD NW2 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH A FAMILY ROOM + GARAGE. 2 SCREEN PORCHES. A GOOD LAKE VALUE!!! MLS#248023$49,900 3539 ELLINGTON AVENUE3 BED 2 BATH WITH A GARAGE. HAS NEWER ROOF!!!$6,9001508 ASCOT COURTTHIS IS A NICE CORNER LOT IN SPRING LAKE. LARGE LOT. $6900 WE DO HAVE A GOOD SELECTION! MLS#248112 MLS#21696$99,9001696 W SALINAS ROAD3 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH A 2 CAR GARAGE. 1190 OF LIVING AREA.J D863-385-0077www.JamesDonohueFL.comJamesDonohueFL@gmail.com STARTER HOUSE NEW LISTING CLINT & JOE THE TEAM YOULL WANT TO KNOW C MW863-991-0816clint.mcwaters@gmail.com J B903-456-2740joebrett32@gmail.combuysellsebringhomes.com$120,000 4042 LAKEWOOD ROADCome see this exceptionally clean 3BR, 2BA home situated on a beautiful large lot. Property features many upgrades including a new lifetime windows & new water heater installed in 2017. Bathroom showers, vanities, and fixtures are updated. Vinyl roof over was installed in 2008, electric panel has been updated to current code. A perfect fit for a seasonal, retirement, or first-time home owner. And yes the lot really does go from street to street! MLS#248466$174,900 2273 CLIFTON ST.Well maintained 2004 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, around corner from Lake Josephine public boat ramp. Tile throughout, large master BR, walk in closet, large walk in shower w/dbl shower heads. Open concept w/12 foot ceilings, kitchen island & breakfast counter. Extra insulation in attic & 2x6 studded walls. Shows very well. Nice landscaping. Jacuzzi in back. MLS#246158 NEW LISTING$125,000 943 ARBOR STREETCome view this cute little 2 BR, 1 BA home on a canal that leads to Lake Josephine. Fully furnished concrete block home includes terrazzo floors throughout, new roof installed in 2008. Great little starter home or retirement home. Fully furnishedwhat you see is what you get. Tax Roll appears incorrect for living square feet. NEW LISTING VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com chip@chipboring.com MLS#246662LARGE 4 BEDRROOM This family home could easily be converted to include a Grand mother-in-law suite. Home has open kitchen area overlooking the family room that features a wood burning fireplace. Kitchen has solid surface counters with a breakfast bar & custom built in desk area. Other items: French doors, oversized side entrance 2 car garage, golf course lot, large screened porch and more. $282,000 For All! IF YOU NEED PARKING SPACE!This IMMACULATE 3 BR 1 acre pool home has a 3 bay pole barn w/electric in the rear and a large pool area complete w/ wood decking, Jacuzzi & fire pit. Theres an oversized 2 car garage + lots of parking space great for camper, boat AND RV. $380,000MAJESTIC COVE FURNISHED UNITAn open spacious layout, high-end finishes & 9 ft ceilings. Unit is 3 Br & 3 full baths. Modern kitchen w/ SSl appliances, granite counter tops, & cherry wood cabinets. Open plan living & dining areas have marble floors with panoramic views of Lake Jackson, and wraparound balcony. Majestic Cove is an exclusive luxury resort. Unit includes a 9x20 boat slip. MLS#247615 MLS#247448LAKE JACKSON HOMEThis 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lake Jackson home is priced to sell and has a 3+ car garage. Home has original wood floors and tons of Sebring charm. Lake frontage faces the West for those wonderful Sunset views! Priced to sell at$230,000 MLS#247040$250,000 MLS#248405 PUT THE RE/MAX AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed Transactions WE WANT TO BE YOUR REALTORS!!!! B C BBILL: 381-4092 CYNDEE: 381-6574cyndeebryan@gmail.com www.bcbryan.com www.cyndeebryan.com$220,0002528 SR 17 N.Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 CG w/Great Room, Formal Dining Room, Bay Window Style Eat-in Kitchen w/Bar & Island! Tray Ceiling in Master BR! Nice Laundry Room! Tiled Enclosed Porch w/Air! DEEDED LAKE ACCESS on Dinner Lake! Built 2006! MLS#246910 MLS#248444723 SUMMIT DRIVECustom Handley Home! 3 BR, 2 Bath, Great Room Design! Spacious Quality Home W/Beautiful Kitchen, Large Living & Dining Room, Split Floor Plan, Many Upgrades! Large Recreation Room or 4th Bedroom in Garage Easily Restored For Full Garage w/Office!14 X 30 Open Porch Under Main Roof Overlooking Large Fenced Back Yard!$179,900 MLS#2481461818 N HIGHLANDS BLVD AVON PARK!3 BR, 2 BA, 1 CA Home in Avon Park Lakes! Great Home for Large Furniture! Vaulted Ceilings w/ Plant Shelves! Family Room! Tile throughout & Carpet in 2 Bedrooms! Garden Tub in Master Suite! Open Terrace for BBQs! Privacy Fencing! Paved Road Frontage!$139,900 MLS#246712OPRY UNDER THE OAKS!!!3525 BECK AVENUEWell Known Music Venue! 14.48 Acres! Heated & ACd Gazebo Style Pavilion Seats Up To 199!!! Includes Stage, Sound System, Tables, Chairs, Kitchen, BBQ w/Exhaust System, 2 Full Baths, Private Bath & Office for Performers! 5 Mobile Homes & 4 Acre Orange Grove. Zoned AG!$350,000 GOLF HAMMOCK4519 PITCHING WEDGE WAYPool Home 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus golf cart garage. Sunroom, open ” oor plan with high ceilings. Spacious kitchen and bedrooms. New roof, AC, and pool marsite.$219,000 248119 M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com maureen@acoolrealtor.comOne more reason to BUY or SELL with The Cool Team. WE PUT OUR BUYERS & SELLERS BEST INTEREST FIRST!SUN N LAKE5447 COLUMBUS BLVD.Wonderful curb appeal. Move in ready. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Family Room. High ceilings, crown molding. Laminate wood ” ooring. Furniture package available!$169,500 247779 FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN6606 SUN N LAKE BLVD.WOW You dont get lake views like this home everywhere in Sun n Lake. On Lake Jill. Move-in ready. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage. Open Floor plan. Built in 2015 with all the bells & whistles. Close to golf.$265,000 248065 POOL LAKEFRONTTHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 50 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR! I need SOME MORE LISTING!Call me if it is time to move... We still have buyers ready! Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 TheCoolTeam.com LOCATION, LOCATION W/ GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! This 4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath home offers over 2800 sq. Ft. of air-conditioned space & over 3600 total under roof! Plenty of space for all & includes handycap accessable Baths with large showers, pocket doors & kitchen with plenty of drawer space. Open floorplan w/ tile flooring intraffic areas, nice sized rooms & plenty of privacy. New Roof 2018! JUST CALL OR SEND AN EMAIL FOR ANY PROPERTY MLS#248114$219,9001750 WASHINGTON BLVD NW2 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH A FAMILY ROOM + GARAGE. 2 SCREEN PORCHES. A GOOD LAKE VALUE!!! MLS#248023$49,900 3539 ELLINGTON AVENUE3 BED 2 BATH WITH A GARAGE. HAS NEWER ROOF!!!$6,9001508 ASCOT COURTTHIS IS A NICE CORNER LOT IN SPRING LAKE. LARGE LOT. $6900 WE DO HAVE A GOOD SELECTION! MLS#248112 MLS#21696$99,9001696 W SALINAS ROAD3 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH A 2 CAR GARAGE. 1190 OF LIVING AREA.J D863-385-0077www.JamesDonohueFL.comJamesDonohueFL@gmail.com SALE PENDING NEW LISTING CLINT & JOE THE TEAM YOULL WANT TO KNOW C MW863-991-0816clint.mcwaters@gmail.com J B903-456-2740joebrett32@gmail.combuysellsebringhomes.com$120,000 4042 LAKEWOOD ROADCome see this exceptionally clean 3BR, 2BA home situated on a beautiful large lot. Property features many upgrades including a new lifetime windows & new water heater installed in 2017. Bathroom showers, vanities, and fixtures are updated. Vinyl roof over was installed in 2008, electric panel has been updated to current code. A perfect fit for a seasonal, retirement, or first-time home owner. And yes the lot really does go from street to street! MLS#248466$174,900 2273 CLIFTON ST.Well maintained 2004 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, around corner from Lake Josephine public boat ramp. Tile throughout, large master BR, walk in closet, large walk in shower w/dbl shower heads. Open concept w/12 foot ceilings, kitchen island & breakfast counter. Extra insulation in attic & 2x6 studded walls. Shows very well. Nice landscaping. Jacuzzi in back. MLS#246158 NEW LISTING$125,000 943 ARBOR STREETCome view this cute little 2 BR, 1 BA home on a canal that leads to Lake Josephine. Fully furnished concrete block home includes terrazzo floors throughout, new roof installed in 2008. Great little starter home or retirement home. Fully furnishedwhat you see is what you get. Tax Roll appears incorrect for living square feet. NEW LISTING VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com chip@chipboring.com MLS#246662LARGE 4 BEDRROOM This family home could easily be converted to include a Grand mother-in-law suite. Home has open kitchen area overlooking the family room that features a wood burning fireplace. Kitchen has solid surface counters with a breakfast bar & custom built in desk area. Other items: French doors, oversized side entrance 2 car garage, golf course lot, large screened porch and more. $282,000 For All! IF YOU NEED PARKING SPACE!This IMMACULATE 3 BR 1 acre pool home has a 3 bay pole barn w/electric in the rear and a large pool area complete w/ wood decking, Jacuzzi & fire pit. Theres an oversized 2 car garage + lots of parking space great for camper, boat AND RV. $380,000MAJESTIC COVE FURNISHED UNITAn open spacious layout, high-end finishes & 9 ft ceilings. Unit is 3 Br & 3 full baths. Modern kitchen w/ SSl appliances, granite counter tops, & cherry wood cabinets. Open plan living & dining areas have marble floors with panoramic views of Lake Jackson, and wraparound balcony. Majestic Cove is an exclusive luxury resort. Unit includes a 9x20 boat slip. MLS#247615 MLS#247448LAKE JACKSON HOMEThis 3 bedroom, 2 bath Lake Jackson home is priced to sell and has a 3+ car garage. Home has original wood floors and tons of Sebring charm. Lake frontage faces the West for those wonderful Sunset views! Priced to sell at$230,000 MLS#247040$250,000 MLS#248405

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Hockey 3 | Golf 3 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Tennis 6 | World Cup 6 SPIETHWith past experiences, theres no doubt in Spieths mind he can overcome adversity at Carnoustie. Page 3TIMES Tampa Bay Rays first baseman C.J. Cron (44) is showered with a cooler while giving an interview after the Rays 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers Wednesday in St. Petersburg. TIMES Former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, shown last year at a speaking engagement in Tampa, said he knows Jameis Winston has a good heartŽ but needs to make better decisions. adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018MLB : Rays Picking the Rays “ rst-half MVP By MARC TOPKIN Tampa Bay TimesMINNEAPOLIS „ Well start with some free advice for the Rays marketing folks: Find a way to play off those old Dos Equis beer commercials and pitch this squad as the most interesting team in baseball.Ž Between the innovative, odd and still-hard-toexplain pitching plan; streaky record; roster reconstruction and ongoing renovations; personalities, back stories and hair styles of key players; hairgraying number of close games; youth, athleticism and exuberance of the roster; and, oh yeah, a winning record going into the All-Star break, name me a more intriguing group. Heres a look back at some of the highs and lows:Most Valuable PlayerReflective of the teams success to this point, there is no simple answer. You could say LHP Blake Snell, who has been the best individual performer (and, for those into WAR, ranks highest by far at 4.2) and the one constant in the everevolving rotation. You could say AllStar C Wilson Ramos, who has been the biggest threat in the lineup, leads the team in RBIs (51), OPS (.829) and batting average with runners in scoring position (.355), and has lent a hand to the pitchers. You could say INF/ OF Daniel Robertson, whose combination of consistently high quality at-bats (team-best .386 on-base percentage), stunningly slick defense and positional versatility is invaluable. But this has been an odd season so it results in an odd choice, which is the pitching staff overall. How in the world is this By GREG AUMAN Tampa Bay TimesThe selection process for a Mount Rushmore of former Bucs players„ part of a project from the Times Sports department that includes an overall Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay athletes „ is first incredibly easy, and then exceedingly difficult. Three spots are, as they say, set in stone. The fourth? Not so easy to carve out. Is there room for a fifth in there?Lee Roy SelmonThe first draft pick in the teams first season in 1976, he became an icon in the community and a Pro Football Hall of Famer. Hes beloved enough we still pay to drive on the expressway that carries his name, and were now mourning the loss of the restaurant that did the same. The tough defense the franchise is best known for started with No. 63, from the very beginning.Warren SappAnother Pro Football Hall of Famer, Sapp was the brash, confident front of Tampa Bays dominant defense, both leading up to and in their Super Bowl win against the Raiders in January 2003. He finished his career in Oakland, but had 77 sacks with the Bucs, along with seven The Mount Rushmore of BucsBy GREG AUMAN Tampa Bay Times Former Bucs coach and current NFL analyst Tony Dungy said Friday that quarterback Jameis Winstons three-game suspension is disappointing, but he still hopes the 24-year-old can learn from his mistakes moving forward. Obviously, its disappointing, and you never want to have your leader not there and available for the team,Ž said Dungy, who is promoting a new line of childrens books he has written with his wife Lauren. Im sure hes disappointed about that, too. I think time will tell in how he handles it. You hope this comes through loud and clear and he says, Im never going to put myself, my family, my team in this position again. Its a tough one, and something you dont like to see. I think time will tell here.Ž The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach still calls Tampa home and said he has talked with Winston quite a bitŽ in the three years since he was drafted. Dungy said he sees that Winston is active in the community, especially with children, but said he needs to send a consistent message in his actions. I know he has a good heart. He wants to do the right thing,Ž Dungy said. Hes very aware of his role as a leader, his role as someone kids need to look up to. I think he knows the right things to do. Now he just needs to follow through on that with good decision-making.Ž Winston was suspended three games last month after a sevenmonth NFL investigation found that a female Uber drivers accusation that he groped her during a March 2016 ride was consistent and credible.Ž The investigation determined that Winston touched her in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent.Ž He apologized to his fans, teammates and the Bucs for letting them downŽ with his suspension. Dungy said when he was a coach, he would talk regularly with his team about the importance of making good decisions off the field, knowing a Tony Dungy on Winston: He knows the right things to doNFL: BUCCANEERS By BRIAN HALLAssociated PressMINNEAPOLIS „ Kevin Cash didnt want to jinx the roll the Tampa Bay hitters were on, so he just stayed at his spot in the dugout and didnt say a word. The Rays manager didnt need to say anything. The hitters had everything under control. Jake Bauers homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs, Carlos Gomez homered and had two RBIs, and Tampa Bay scored 15 times in the final three innings to rally past the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday. I just watched, man,Ž Cash said. I dont talk to hitters. I dont look at hitters. I dont say anything. I let (hitting coach Chad Mottola) handle that.Ž C.J. Cron hit a tworun homer and Jesus Sucre, who entered in the sixth for injured catcher Wilson Ramos, drove in two runs for the Rays. They posted seasonhighs in runs and tied a season-high with 20 hits. Tampa Bay entered the game 2-34 this season when trailing after six innings. Part fun, part exhausting,Ž said the rookie Bauers, who is Rays score 15 in “ nal three innings to beat TwinsMLB: Rays 19, Twins 6SEE RAYS, 3 SEE DUNGY, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE MVP, 3

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TENNIS 9 a.m. ESPN Wimbledon Championships, mens final and mixed doubles final, at London 3 p.m. ABC Wimbledon Championships, mens final, at London (same-day tape) TRACK & FIELD 6 p.m. NBCSN IAFF, World Cup, Day 2, at London WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA Chicago at New York 5 p.m. NBA Phoenix at Indiana 7 p.m. NBA Connecticut at MinnesotaBy TOM JONES Tampa Bay TimesThe Lightning just celebrated its 25th anniversary season „ long enough to have a Mount Rushmore. Here it is:Marty St. Louis (2000-14)St. Louis is the alltime franchise leader in points and the only Lightning player to make the Hall of Fame after spending the bulk of his career in Tampa Bay. His overtime goal in the 2004 finals remains the greatest moment in franchise history, and his number hangs from the rafters at Amalie Arena.Vinny Lecavalier (1998-2013)Despite St. Louis accolades, if you ask any Lightning fan to name the all-time face of the franchise and the answer might be unanimous: Vinny Lecavalier. Hes the franchises all-time leader in games played and was a fourtime all-star in Tampa Bay. He was the Lightnings first, dare we say, superstar.Steven Stamkos (2008-present)Theres no doubt that Steven Stamkos is a superstar. Despite two serious leg injuries, as well as a life-threatening blood clot, Stamkos has been one of the games elite goal-scorers during his 10-year career. Barring unforeseen circumstances, he will eventually go down the franchises all-time leader in games, goals and points.Brian Bradley (199298)The guy who knocked Dave Andreychuck off the mount? We go with Tampa Bays first all-star: Brian Bradley. His Lightning career wasnt that long. Just six seasons, cut short by concussions. Still, he was the Lightnings first-ever all-star in 1993, which was his 42-goal season during the Lightnings inaugural campaign. He still ranks fourth in franchise history in points-per-game average at 0.91.Missed the mountLets start with the most difficult omission. That would be The Captain. Ultimately, the reason Andreychuk didnt make the cut is because he spent only four of his 23 NHL seasons in Tampa Bay. He had a big impact here. Maybe the Lightning doesnt win the Cup without him. Still, his short tenure and absence on the Lightning all-time records leaders has him just missing. Brad Richards would not have looked out of place. And, if we do this list in 10 years, Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov will make strong cases. Editors Note: News of Lightning great Marty St. Louis impending induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame got those of us in the Times sports department thinking: If Tampa Bay had a Mount Rushmore of sports, who would be on it? You can read columnist Tom Jones answer to that here, but we didnt want to stop there. We also picked Mount Rushmores for each major league franchise in our market, a bay-area colleges Mount and one for individual sports.The Mount Rushmore fo r the Lightning revealed Staff ReportA night after their comeback effort fell one run short, the Charlotte Stone Crabs left no doubt, capitalizing on six errors in Saturdays 8-2 road win over Jupiter. After a 1-2-3 offensive inning to open the game, the bats werent quiet for long as the Stone Crabs (46-44) piled on three runs in the second inning. Two errors loaded the bases for left fielder Jake Fraley and another, a fielding error by Hammerhead first baseman Lazaro Alonzo, scored third basemanTristan Gray from third. With the next atbat, catcher Rene Pinto grounded out, but brought home second baseman Jermaine Palaciois to give Charlotte a 2-0 lead. The final run of the inning came on a sacrifice-fly from Joey Roach scoring Fraley. The Stone Crabs dipped into the bullpen in the third inning with Kenny Rosenberg replacing starter Trevor Charpie. Rosenberg (7-1) earned the win, throwin g six innin g s allowin g two earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Charlotte kept up the offensive firepower and added two runs in the third. Palacios singled on a ground ball to left fielder Jhonny Santos, but it was deflected by center fielder Aaron Knapp allowing Gray to score. Gray has scored multiple runs in backto-back games against the Hammerheads (48-43). Fraley then brought around Palacios on an RBI-double to stretch the lead to 5-0. Fraley went 2 for 3 with two RBIs on the night. In the bottom of the fourth, Jupiters James Nelson reached on a throwing error on an attempted force out at second allowing Knapp to score. In the following inning, the Hammerheads cut the deficit to three when Roy Morales stole home. But the offensive push didnt last long. The Stone Crabs created separation in the top of the eighth off a threerun homer from Josh Lowe, his lone hit in five atbats.Error-“ lled night for Jupiter fuels Stone Crabs routBASEBALL NHL: LIGHTNING TIMES FILESThe Lightnings Mount Rushmore (from left): Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Brian Bradley. LAS VEGAS „ The NBA Summer League is nearing its elite eight. The quarterfinals would be set by the end of play Saturday, and it will include at least a couple of surprises. Toronto, the No. 29 seed that was winless in the preliminary round, has put together two straight wins in the tournament and will face 12th-seeded Cleveland and rookie Collin Sexton, who like Lonzo Ball last year is a highly touted point guard trying to win a summer title. Detroit, the No. 25 seed in the 30-team field, is also still alive. Saturdays results:Cavaliers 92, Rockets 87Collin Sexton shook off a 5-for-17 night to score 17 points for the Cavaliers (4-1). The No. 8 pick in the draft had scored 25 in the first round of the tournament. Scoochie Smith also scored 17, Jamel Artis had 13 and Billy Preston 12 for Cleveland. Danuel House finished with 30 points for the fifth-seeded Rockets (4-1) in their first loss of the summer.Raptors 87, Hornets 84, OTRawle Alkins made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 32 seconds left in overtime and finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors (2-3). Rookie Malachi Richardson added 14 points. Dwayne Bacon had 28 points and rookie Miles Bridges added 18 points and 11 rebounds despite shooting just 5 for 20 from the field for the Hornets (3-2).Celtics 74, Heat 72Pierria Henry scored 15 points and Guerschon Yabusele had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the 10th-seeded Celtics (4-1). They advanced to meet second-seeded Portland. Boston turned to its defense again, limiting Miami to fewer than 20 points in all but the fourth quarter, when the Heat scored 22. Derrick Walton Jr. finished with 15 points for the Heat (2-3), but missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the No. 6 seed to the quarterfinals.Pistons 72, Bulls 66Henry Ellenson scored 21 points and No. 25-seeded Detroit (3-2) advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against the top-seeded Lakers. Antonio Blakeney scored 24 points for the Bulls (2-3). Rookie Chandler Hutchison had 11 points for the No. 24 seeds. The Associated PressNBA: SUMMER LEAGUENBA Summer League nears its elite 8 as tourney continuesAP PHOTOGiven time, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov could make a strong case to make the mount.

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The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3group doing this well? Seriously. Theyve been using just three, and sometimes two, traditional starters. Guys who are relievers as starters „ or, in the proper lexicon, openers „ and guys who are starters as relievers. Roles have become amorphic, and somewhat abolished. 2. Robertson 3. RamosMost pleasant surpriseIn what was otherwise a dramatically busy offseason, the Rays biggest moves at the winter meetings were acquiring fringe middle infielders on three consecutive days. Ryan Schimpf didnt make it out of spring training. Micah Johnson has been at TripleA Durham all year with a sub.-200 average. And Joey Wendle has been one of the top rookies in the American League. Hes hit (.273), run, and played second, third, short and, now, leftfield „ all well. Theres a couple of infielders in New York and a two-way star in Anaheim that will keep Wendle from getting Rookie of the Year votes, but hes turned out to be a keeper. 2. Ryne Stanek. Hed shown the stuff to be successful, but seemed to lack confidence, even earlier this season. But since sliding into the opener role in late May and cutting loose with his 98-mph fastball from pitch one, hes become a dominant force in early and late innings. 3. Matt Duffy. He was a pretty good player before the Rays traded for him in August 2016, but no one was sure what hed be like after missing all of 2017 with injury. His .309 average, eighth in the AL going into the weekend, and sturdy glove provided the answer. Runners-up: LHP Ryan Yarbrough, RHP Sergio Romo, 1B/DH C.J. CronBiggest disappointmentIf you would have told me in March this was going to be a choice between their best pitcher and their best position player, I would have told you this was a terribly bad season. But, alas, the Rays are doing surprisingly well, and opening day starter RHP Chris Archer and lineup catalyst CF Kevin Kiermaier have thus far had little to do with it. Archer got off to a rough start (2-3, 5.64 in nine games), then started pitching better (1-1, 1.14 in four), then got hurt and missed five weeks, then made a messy return. Kiermaier got off to an even worse start (.163 average, .483 OPS in 12 games), then got hurt and missed two-plus months, then came back, maybe too soon, and did even worse (.127, .456 in 14 games) before warming in the last week, hitting .171 overall. The bigger disappointment? Thats tough, but Id have to say Archer based on how badly the Rays needed him early in the season given the injuries and other issues in the rotation. 2. Kiermaier 3. Carlos Gomez. The hustle and energy helps, but they were expecting more than a .206 average, .619 OPS, two errors and other misplays, eight outs on the bases.For openersThe Rays seemed to be going outside the box when Cash mentioned in spring training they wouldnt have a fifth starter but would use regularly scheduled bullpen days. They went a bit further when Nathan Eovaldi got hurt right before opening day and they went with three starters and two bullpen days in five. And in mid-May, well, they pretty much blew up the box, torched convention and turned the baseball world upside down, using a reliever as an openerŽ „ to get the first three-six outs „ then bringing in a converted starter to work the bulk of the innings, or a series of multi-inning relievers based on the game situation. Theyve done it 19 times so far, and while they are 9-10 in those games (opened by Romo, Stanek, Jonny Venters and Hunter Wood), the concept „ to allow the second pitcher to come in facing the bottom part of the order, and potentially stay in longer as the lineup flips around „ seems to be working. The Rays have a 3.26 ERA in those games, the pitchers following the opener 3.08. Bigger picture, since debuting the opener May 19, the Rays have the lowest ERA in the majors at 2.81.Oddities€ Romo has pitched in innings 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 this season. Surely there is a third inning for him. € Robertson has started at all nine spots in the batting order and five positions. € Grab a large asterisk, but Stanek, as the opener, set major-league records with eight straight scoreless starts (better than Zack Greinke, Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale) and four hitless starts (better than, among others, Sandy Koufax). € Three position players have pitched (Johnny Field, Robertson, Jesus Sucre), two pitchers have pinch-run (Eovaldi, Wood) and one pitcher has played first base for a batter (Jose Alvarado). € Forty-three different players have been used overall; 27 have pitched, including a team seasonrecord tying 14 as starters. € Rays pitchers had no shutouts in the first 51 games and eight in the next 42. € Venters in April threw his first big-league pitch since Oct. 5, 2012 and in May got his first save since August 2011.Lets go streakingMore than anything else, the Rays have been streaky. Up and down. In their first 92 games, they have had eight streaks of at least five straight Ws or Ls. That includes two eight-game losing streaks and an eightgame winning streak.Close shavesCash has never been more right than when he said theyd play a lot of close games. How close? How about 40.9 percent decided by one run? (The MLB average is 27.6, and that would be even lower if you took the Rays out of it.) Thats a majors-most 38 one-run games, and though they lost a majors-high 21, they are getting better, winning seven of the last nine. Still, thats nearly half their losses by one run. Also, six 1-0 games (3-3), most of all teams.Rays rumblingsThe Astros, as expected, have reportedly shown interest in Ramos, while the Nats, who are already on him, are now also eyeing Eovaldi. ƒ Senior VP Chaim Blooms name has come up in media reports as a potential candidate for the Mets GM job. ƒ. Better hair for openers, Stanek or Wood? ƒ One selfish takeaway from the Rays stadium reveal „ the press box, as in some other new stadiums, would move up the third-base line rather than behind home plate. ƒ Also, of note, asked about the financial benefits of a new stadium, principal owner Stuart Sternberg said, its not so much about the value of the franchise because I dont plan on selling it.Ž „Contact Marc Topkin at mtopkin@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_RaysMVPFrom Page 1 Pro Bowl seasons and four nods as a first-team All-Pro.Derrick BrooksLike Selmon, as beloved in the community as on the field, deservedly joining teammate Sapp in Canton. Brooks was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 when the Bucs won their only Super Bowl championship. He played 221 games, made 11 Pro Bowls and was a five-time first-team AllPro selection, but fans will remember him best holding the ball high as he went in for a clinching pick-six touchdown with 1:18 left in the Super Bowl.John LynchAnother huge foundational part of the Bucs defense under Tony Dungy and in the Super Bowl, Lynch earned a reputation as a hard hitter when the game still embraced it. He finished his career in Denver and is now the 49ers general manager, but Bucs fans know No. 47 for his 23 career interceptions, setting the tone with smart, physical play in the secondary. You could make a strong case for Ronde Barber as a fourth Bucs player on the teams Rushmore. Barber had an amazing longevity, and perhaps the single greatest moment in Bucs history, with his interception to seal a win over Philadelphia and lock up a trip to the Super Bowl. His rare combination of interceptions (47, eight returned for TDs) and sacks (28) may eventually get him to Canton before Lynch even. It seems inarguable that a Bucs Rushmore would be entirely on defense, as the franchises stars have been tilted to that side of the ball. The best quarterbacks had their biggest success elsewhere. Perhaps Mike Evans can pile up enough 1,000-yard seasons and incredible catches to someday stake a claim to a spot there, or Jameis Winston if he can push through off-field problems and lead the team back to the playoffs and national relevance.BUCSFrom Page 1 single negative action can outweigh much more positive work by a person or a team as a whole in a community. Its something I used to talk to my players about quite a bit,Ž Dungy said. Hey, we have 53 guys on the team. Fifty-two of them are going to do great things we wont hear about very much. If one person has a negative, thats what were going to hear. So dont be the person with the negative. Its the same thing with an individual. You can do 52 great things, but if you do one bad thing, it ruins everything else. You have to be extremely careful when youre in the public eye and understand its consistency and doing the right things that are important. We all have things wed like to take back in our lives. You dont get to take them back when youre in the public eye, so you have to be very careful.Ž Dungy said he expects that Bucs ownership and leadership have made it clear with Winston what they expect from their players, and hopes the entire roster has a better understanding of that moving forward. Im sure theyve had a conversation with Jameis, and probably with everybody on the team: This is where we are, this is what we expect,Ž Dungy said. You do hope that everybody grows from this and learns from it.ŽDUNGYFrom Page 1TIMES FILESHeres our Mount Rushmore of Tampa Bay Buccaneers football (from left): Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks and John Lynch. hitting .398 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his past seven games. I dont think anyone in here wanted to lose three straight, let alone the series if we do drop that game.Ž Jamie Schultz (1-0) earned his first major league win with 2 ‡ hitless innings in relief as the Rays overcame a short start by Chris Archer. Zach Duke (3-3) gave up three runs and managed to retire just two batters in relief of Minnesota starter Jose Berrios. Eddie Rosario had three hits and two RBIs, but the Twins fell for the second time in nine games on their current homestand. Six of Tampa Bays runs scored with two outs. We tried to stay close the best we could,Ž Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. We just couldnt get that last pitch to get off the field and give us a chance to keep it within striking distance. And then obviously the old 5-5-5 area code at the end was a little bit too much.Ž Berrios, who is headed to his first All-Star game next week, gave up six runs for the second time in four starts. It was one of those days I felt strong,Ž Berrios said. Im healthy. Im feeling good out there the first few innings, but thats kind of how it went today.Ž Matt Duffy, Mallex Smith and Adeiny Hechavarria all had three hits for the Rays. Duffy later left the game after twisting his ankle on a swing in the eighth, but Cash said he was removed because of the score and is expected to be in the lineup on Sunday.RAYSFrom Page 1By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressThe scenes were nothing alike and wildly memorable. Both started with a tee shot that sailed some 60 yards to the right during the final round of the British Open, and thats where the similarities end. Seve Ballesteros didnt have to take a penalty drop from near the front tire of a black car in a parking lot at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. He had a two-shot lead, and once he dropped his ball away from the cars, he had a short iron onto the green. The great Spaniard went on to capture his first major championship in 1979, and he was jokingly referred to as the Car Park Champion.Ž Jordan Spieth? He became the Driving Range ChampionŽ at Royal Birkdale, and it was no joke. Spieth already had lost his three-shot lead in the final round last year when his drive on the 13th hole flew well to the right toward the dunes, hit a spectator in the head and wound up in a bush. Spieth had no shot, and really no place to drop that improved his chances. His best option was to go back to the tee and play his third shot. But wait. Is the range out of bounds?Ž Spieth asked. The rest was a blur, until he arrived home in Dallas with the claret jug and watched replays for the first time. I could help but turn on the final round, and actually fast-forward until the tee shot on 13. I didnt watch the first 12 holes,Ž Spieth said. For me, it went by pretty quickly because it was, OK, decision here, decision here, now I need to drop here. But with the coverage, with the commercials, and then they come back and it seems like we havent even moved, it was like, Man, that really did take a long time. That was kind of tough to watch.Ž The ending was remarkable. Once it was determined the range was in play, Spieth hit 3-iron over the dunes toward a green he couldnt see, coming up just short. He pitched that delicately over a pot bunker and made the putt for a bogey. And then it was pure Spieth after that. He nearly holed his tee shot on the par-3 14th with a 6-iron for birdie. He made a 50-foot eagle putt on the 15th, a 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th, an 8-foot birdie putt on the 17th and just like that, he was three legs home to a career Grand Slam. After the 13th hole, everything went slower to me than whats on TV,Ž he said. So its kind of this flip based on what I was watching and how I was feeling. For me, it was this whole regrouping and remotivating and resetting a goal. And all that kind of took place pretty quickly in real time.Ž Spieth rarely makes it easy on himself. Of his three majors, only his wire-to-wire, four-shot victory at the 2015 Masters lacked any real drama.British Open title shows Spieth can handle about anythingGOLF: THE OPEN MLB: All-Star weekend By BEN NUCKOLSAssociated PressWASHINGTON „ During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. Ask former Republican congressman Tom Davis about the prospect of President Donald Trump throwing out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, and the pageantry of the office isnt the first thing that comes to mind. Its very disruptive when a president comes to a game because they stop all the traffic. People cant get in the gates,Ž said Davis, a Nationals seasonticket holder. Hes also familiar with Trumps preference for friendly crowds, noting the president got just 4 percent of the vote inside the Washington city limits in 2016. Trumps anticipated absence Tuesday night would allow Nationals Park to perform its usual role for elected officials and other political figures: as a bipartisan oasis where differences are set aside while everyone frets about bullpen moves and Bryce Harpers approach at the plate. Trump would have a good enough excuse for skipping the game: Hell have just returned from a trip to Europe, including his much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before the Midsummer Classic. From Taft to Nixon, before Washington left for good the second time, every president threw out a first pitch at least one timeŽ in the nations capital, said Frederic Frommer, author of You Gotta Have Heart,Ž a history of Washington baseball.Politics play at Nationals Park, but thats not Trumps game 2 0 1 8 0 7 1 5 s p r t 0 3 p d f 1 1 5 J u l 1 8 0 2 : 3 3 : 3 5

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Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, July 15, 2018 / The SunAMERICANLEAGUENATIONALLEAGUEEASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Boston6730.691„„9-1W-133-1334-17 NewYork6232.6603„6-4W-133-1329-19 TampaBay4946.5161796-4W-126-1723-29 Toronto4351.45722144-6L-124-2519-26 Baltimore2769.28139313-7W-115-3312-36 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Cleveland5143.543„„4-6L-130-1921-24 Minnesota4350.4627148-2L-128-2215-28 Detroit4057.41212192-8L-625-2315-34 Chicago3262.34019253-7L-118-2914-33 KansasCity2767.28724302-8W-111-3516-32 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCTGBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Houston6434.653„„7-3W-232-2032-14 Seattle5837.6114„4-6L-231-1727-20 Oakland5342.558957-3L-124-2129-21 LosAngeles4847.50514105-5L-124-2324-24 Texas4155.42722173-7L-119-2822-27 EASTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Philadelphia5341.564„„6-4L-130-1623-25 Atlanta5142.54812-8L-224-2027-22 Washington4748.495655-5L-222-2425-24 NewYork3954.41913125-5W-219-3120-23 Miami4057.41214135-5W-122-2818-29 CENTRALDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY Chicago5338.582„„7-3W-128-1525-23 Milwaukee5542.5671„3-7L-530-1825-24 St.Louis4746.505744-6L-323-2424-22 Pittsburgh4749.490867-3W-528-2419-25 Cincinnati4352.4531296-4W-221-2622-26 WESTDIVISION TEAMWLPCT.GBWCGBL10STRHOME AWAY LosAngeles5242.553„„7-3W-327-2325-19 Arizona5343.552„„5-5W-226-2327-20 Colorado4945.521338-2W-321-2328-22 SanFrancisco5046.521335-5W-231-1719-29 SanDiego4057.41213133-7L-320-2920-28 MAJORLEAGUEBASEBALLREDSOX6,BLUEJAYS2,10INN. T ORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. GurrielJr.2b-ss503102.270 S olarte3b-1b500003.244 Hernandezlf400012.256 S moak1b400011.245 2-Travispr-2b000000.242 Moralesdh312010.249 1-Grandrsnpr-dh100000.234 Pillarcf100000.247 S mithJr.rf211010.314 Grichukrf-cf401001.200 Diazss-3b400101.239 Mailec300012.230 T OTALS36272512 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf413010.362 Holt2b511001.283 Martinezlf421112.330 Bogaertsss522401.284 BradleyJr.cf401102.209 Nunezdh401001.258 S wihart1b401000.207 Leonc400001.233 Lin3b301011.175 T OTALS37611639 T ORONTO0000002000„272 BOSTON0001000014„6110 Oneoutwhenwinningrunscored. 1-ranforMoralesinthe8th.2-ranforSmoak inthe10th. E„GurrielJr.(6),Solarte(6).LOB„Toronto 9 ,Boston6.2B„SmithJr.(5),Bogaerts (26),BradleyJr.(17).HR„Martinez(29),off GaviglioBogaerts(15),offRowley.RBIs„ GurrielJr.(15),Diaz(23),Martinez(80), Bogaerts4(62),BradleyJr.(31).SB„Betts (17). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Toronto4 (Solarte,Smoak,Grichuk,Diaz)Boston3 (Holt,Martinez,Leon).RISP„Toronto1for7 Boston2for9. Runnersmovedup„Solarte,Diaz.FIDP„ Holt,Leon.GIDP„Holt. DP„Toronto3(Diaz,GurrielJr.,Smoak), (Pillar,GurrielJr.),(Hernandez,Smoak). T ORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA Gaviglio3.14 111256 4.58 Mayza1.21001332 2.81 S antos21 000118 7.88 Biagini,H,311 000217 5.65 Clippard12 110126 3.15 Rowley,L,0-1.12 4310 1181.00 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez5.14 000567 3.44 Hembree,H,12.20 001011 3.89 Kelly.22 221018 4.31 Barnes1.11 002338 2.36 Workman10 000212 1.65 Kimbrel,W,2-110 001220 1.82 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hembree1-0, Barnes2-1. Umpires„Home,MikeMuchlinskiFirst, A drianJohnsonSecond,TrippGibsonThird, BrianGorman. T „3:32.A„36,390(37,731).RAYS19,TWINS6 T AMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kiermaiercf622202.179 Duffy3b513101.316 Robertson3b111100.257 Bauers1b542411.264 Ramosc311200.297 S ucrec200200.209 Choidh300002.220 b-Cronph-dh221210.254 W endle2b402210.280 Gomezrf422201.216 S mithlf433110.279 Hechavarriass533000.260 T OTALS4419201947 MINNESOTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Mauerdh410111.273 Rosariolf513200.307 Dozier2b300021.228 Escobar3b402201.274 c-Garverph100001.253 Polancoss501002.260 Keplerrf-cf411112.228 A drianza1b311021.263 Cavecf200001.315 a-Grossmanph-rf311001.252 W ilsonc412001.177 T OTALS386116612 T AMPABAY000400555„19202 MINNESOTA010014000„6110 a-singledforCaveinthe6th.b-pinchhit f orChoiinthe7th.c-struckoutforEscobar inthe9th. E„Duffy(8),Wendle(3).LOB„TampaBay 4,Minnesota11.2B„Bauers(13),Ramos (14),Gomez(11),Smith2(15),Rosario (24).3B„Wendle(4).HR„Cron(19),off BelisleGomez(8),offAstudilloBauers (5),offAstudilloKepler(11),offArcher. RBIs„Kiermaier2(10),Duffy(27),Bauers 4(18),Ramos2(53),Wendle2(27),Gomez 2(23),Smith(20),Sucre2(9),Cron2(49), Robertson(26),Mauer(28),Rosario2(58), Escobar2(57),Kepler(36).CS„Duffy(4). S F„Sucre. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Tampa Bay3(Kiermaier,Gomez,Hechavarria) Minnesota4(Escobar,Polanco,Grossman 2).RISP„TampaBay11for20Minnesota4 f or11. Runnersmovedup„Hechavarria,Choi, S ucre,Kiermaier. DP„Minnesota1(Wilson,Polanco). T AMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA A rcher4.15 211793 4.29 Castillo.21 000112 1.74 Kolarek15 4411 2410.80 S chultz,W,1-02.20 003353 4.76 Romo.1000107 3.92 MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Berrios66 663594 3.68 Duke,L,3-3.23331020 3.38 Pressly.10 00015 3.74 Belisle16 550126 7.43 A studillo15 5500 3545.00 Berriospitchedto2battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Castillo2-1, Romo2-0,Duke2-2,Pressly1-0.HBP„ Berrios(Gomez).WP„Duke. Umpires„Home,JamesHoyeFirst,Ryan A dditonSecond,QuinnWolcottThird,Jeff Kellogg. T „3:45.A„25,094(38,649).ROYALS5,WHITESOX0KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b412001.307 Bonifaciorf422300.306 Moustakas3b400001.250 Perezc412200.221 Duda1b400003.233 Dozierdh401001.211 Gordonlf400002.244 Orlandocf411000.181 Escobarss301001.199 T OTALS3559509 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. A ndersonss401001.246 Garciarf-2b401000.279 A breu1b301012.256 Davidsondh401002.220 S mithc301010.321 Moncada2b101010.232 Palkalf200000.224 LaMarrelf-rf400002.262 S anchez3b400000.256 Engelcf300002.221 a Tilson p h100001.264 TOTALS33060310 KANSASCITY200010020„590 CHICAGO000000000„060 a-struckoutforEngelinthe9th. LOB„KansasCity3,Chicago9.3B„ Bonifacio(1).HR„Bonifacio(1),offLopez Perez(13),offLopez.RBIs„Bonifacio3(8), Perez2(41).SB„Merri“eld(17),Escobar (4). Runnersleftinscoringposition„KansasCity 2(Moustakas2)Chicago7(Abreu,LaMarre 2,Sanchez2,Palka2).RISP„KansasCity1 for6Chicago0for8. Runnersmovedup„Smith. KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Duffy,W,5-874 0038114 4.59 Hammel12 000017 6.15 Peralta10 000218 1.04 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lopez,L,4-77.2955071083.91 Fry100002123.99 Volstad.10000044.91 WP„Duffy2. Umpires„Home,AdamHamariFirst,Chad WhitsonSecond,MikeWintersThird,Tim Timmons. T„2:47.A„20,159(40,615).ASTROS9,TIGERS1DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jonescf300012.216 Goodrum2b300012.250 Castellanosrf412001.308 Adduci1b400002.150 Martinezdh300000.231 a-Rodriguezph-dh100000.191 McCannc301111.228 Candelario3b300011.224 Iglesiasss400000.268 Reyeslf300001.228 TOTALS31131410 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Springercf402100.251 Bregman3b-ss221120.288 Altuve2b311000.335 White1b111200.219 Gurriel1b-3b311100.306 Reddickrf412200.261 Gattisdh411102.242 Gonzalezss-2b301100.225 Kemp2b100000.304 Tuckerlf310010.154 Federowiczc411002.200 TOTALS32911934 DETROIT000001000„130 HOUSTON22102020X„9111 a-groundedoutforMartinezinthe8th. E„Bregman(13).LOB„Detroit7,Houston 3.2B„McCann(10),Springer(18),Gurriel (23),Reddick(10).HR„Reddick(9),off FulmerGattis(19),offFulmerWhite(2),off Farmer.RBIs„McCann(28),Springer(46), Bregman(64),Gurriel(50),Reddick2(29), Gattis(63),Gonzalez(37),White2(3).SB„ Jones(8).SF„Gurriel. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Detroit 2(Adduci,Candelario)Houston2(Altuve, Gattis).RISP„Detroit0for3Houston4for 8. GIDP„Bregman. DP„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum, Adduci). DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Fulmer,L,3-94.210 772288 4.50 Hardy1.10000121 3.31 Farmer11 221019 4.79 Jimenez10 000115 2.79 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole,W,10-25.2311481072.52 Smith.10000074.26 Devenski20 000222 2.33 Perez100000103.38 Inheritedrunners-scored„Smith1-0. Umpires„Home,PatHobergFirst,Tom WoodringSecond,TedBarrettThird,Lance Barksdale. T„2:42.A„40,405(41,168).PIRATES2,BREWERS1 FIRSTGAMEMILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichlf402100.288 Caincf402000.297 Shaw1b-3b401001.241 Perez3b-rf400001.245 Miller2b300002.254 c-Villarph100001.263 Saladinoss402001.303 Kratzc401000.229 Broxtonrf211010.179 Burnesp000000--d-Orfph100000.067 Andersonp200001.111 Williamsp000000.500 a-Aguilarph-1b100001.301 TOTALS3419118 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dickersonlf400001.304 Martecf411101.283 Polancorf311111.235 Diazc403000.292 Moran3b400001.262 Bell1b301011.260 Harrison2b300001.255 Mercerss301001.254 Novap200001.000 Rodriguezp000000.000 Santanap000000--b-Meadowsph000010.298 Crickp000000--Vazquezp000000.000 TOTALS3027238 MILWAUKEE000010000„190 PITTSBURGH20000000X„270 a-struckoutforWilliamsinthe7th.bwalkedforSantanainthe7th.c-struckout forMillerinthe9th.d-outon“elderschoice forBurnesinthe9th. LOB„Milwaukee7,Pittsburgh7.2B„Cain (16).HR„Marte(12),offAndersonPolanco (15),offAnderson.RBIs„Yelich(43),Marte (42),Polanco(50).SB„Cain(18).CS„ Broxton(1),Bell(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Shaw2,Perez2)Pittsburgh2(Moran, Nova).RISP„Milwaukee2for7Pittsburgh0 for2. Runnersmovedup„Mercer. DP„Milwaukee1(Kratz,Miller)Pittsburgh1 (Diaz,Harrison). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Andrson,L,6-75.16 222498 3.78 Williams.20 00004 2.45 Burnes21 001428 0.00 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Nova4.271103834.38 Rdrigz,W,2-21.100002152.35 Santana,H,1210 001117 3.14 Crick,H,8110001161.98 Vazquez,S,22-26110001143.07 Inheritedrunners-scored„Williams1-0, Rodriguez3-0. Umpires„Home,PaulNauertFirst,Scott BarrySecond,NicLentz;Third,Kerwin Danley.T„3:03.PIRATES6,BREWERS2 SECONDGAMEMILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Caincf502001.298 Yelichlf401012.288 Aguilar1b401212.300 Shaw3b402011.244 Saladinoss400002.288 Villar2b200021.261 Perezrf412000.250 Nottinghamc311011.200 Suterp200001.200 Jeffressp000000--a-Millerph100001.252 Jenningsp000000.667 Wilkersonp000000.000 b-Orfph100001.063 TOTALS34292613 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Harrison2b400002.251 Martecf422100.286 Polancorf411100.235 Freese3b-1b402101.281 Bell1b200012.259 Glasnowp000000.000 Felizp100000.000 Vazquezp000000.000 Luplowlf422200.214 Stallingsc400002.100 Moroffss311101.185 Holmesp200000.000 Moran3b000010.262 TOTALS3268628 MILWAUKEE000000002„290 PITTSBURGH00100113X„680 a-struckoutforJeffressinthe7th.b-struck outforWilkersoninthe9th. LOB„Milwaukee11,Pittsburgh4.2B„ Yelich(15),Marte(16).HR„Moroff(3),off SuterLuplow(1),offJenningsMarte(13), offWilkersonPolanco(16),offWilkerson Luplow(2),offWilkerson.RBIs„Aguilar2 (70),Marte(43),Polanco(51),Freese(24), Luplow2(2),Moroff(8).SB„Perez(8). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 7(Shaw2,Saladino,Villar2,Suter,Miller). RISP„Milwaukee2for14Pittsburgh1for2. Runnersmovedup„Perez,Polanco. GIDP„Suter. DP„Pittsburgh1(Freese,Moroff,Bell). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Suter,L,8-652 111370 4.39 Jeffress12 110220 1.17 Jennings11 111118 3.23 Wilkerson13 3302 2610.00 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Holmes,W,1-164 002682 3.65 Glasnow,H,41.12 003340 4.67 Feliz,H,121.13 221344 5.70 Vazqz,S,23-27.10 00013 3.05 Inheritedrunners-scored„Feliz3-0,Vazquez 2-0. Umpires„Home,CarlosTorresFirst,Nic LentzSecond,KerwinDanleyThird,Scott Barry. T„2:58.A„24,474(38,362).METS7,NATIONALS4WASHINGTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Eatonrf423000.333 Sotolf301010.306 Rendon3b311110.285 Harpercf401102.214 Adams1b411200.283 Murphy2b200000.244 Suerop100001.000 a-Goodwinph100000.190 Gracep000000.000 Turnerss401000.268 Kieboomc300002.211 c-Taylorph100001.242 Vothp100001.000 Difo2b300001.245 TOTALS3448428 NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Nimmocf500102.256 Cabrera2b411011.282 Bautistarf210020.217 Confortolf311300.218 Flores1b422000.273 Plaweckic412000.240 Reyes3b412101.172 Rosarioss401102.249 Wheelerp200100.200 Swarzakp000000--b-Kellyph101000.111 Familiap000000--TOTALS33710736 WASHINGTON000001030„480 NEWYORK03004000X„7100 a-”iedoutforSuerointhe8th.b-singledfor Swarzakinthe8th.c-struckoutforKieboom inthe9th. LOB„Washington5,NewYork7.2B„Eaton (6).HR„Adams(15),offWheelerConforto (11),offVoth.RBIs„Rendon(45),Harper (54),Adams2(39),Nimmo(30),Conforto3 (30),Reyes(5),Rosario(23),Wheeler(3). SF„Wheeler. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Washington 1(Soto)NewYork3(Cabrera,Conforto, Wheeler).RISP„Washington2for5New York4for9. Runnersmovedup„Nimmo.GIDP„Adams. DP„NewYork1(Cabrera,Rosario,Flores). WASHINGTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Voth,L,0-14.1977339914.54 Suero2.20 000128 3.15 Grace11000216 2.80 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA Whler,W,3-67.28 4427113 4.44 Swarzak,H,2.1000001 6.32 Fmilia,S,17-2110 000110 2.88 Inheritedrunners-scored„Suero2-0.HBP„ Suero(Conforto).WP„Voth. Umpires„Home,AlanPorterFirst,Marvin HudsonSecond,BillMillerThird,JohnLibka. T„2:48.A„30,438(41,922).DIAMONDBACKS3,BRAVES0ARIZONAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Peraltalf411011.285 Ahmedss400001.230 Goldschmidt1b300010.281 Pollockcf301010.286 SouzaJr.rf401100.197 Marte2b411101.240 Owings3b411001.194 Mathisc402100.196 Greinkep300001.270 Cha“np000000--Bradleyp000000--c-Murphyph100000.234 Boxbergerp000000--TOTALS3437335 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Inciartecf300002.241 b-Culbersonph-lf000010.267 Albies2b400002.282 Freeman1b401001.315 Markakisrf401001.323 Flowersc401002.237 Acunalf-cf400002.255 Flaherty3b200000.243 Carlep000000.000 Jacksonp000000.000 a-Santanaph100001.179 Minterp000000--Swansonss302000.249 Newcombp000000.071 Camargo3b200000.247 TOTALS31050111 ARIZONA100101000„370 ATLANTA000000000„050 a-struckoutforJacksoninthe8th.b-walked forInciarteinthe8th.c-”iedoutforBradley inthe9th. LOB„Arizona7,Atlanta6.2B„Pollock(12), Mathis(5),Flowers(6).HR„Marte(9),off Newcomb.RBIs„SouzaJr.(6),Marte(35), Mathis(10).S„Newcomb. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Arizona4 (Marte,Owings2,Greinke)Atlanta3(Albies 2,Acuna).RISP„Arizona1for6Atlanta0for 4. Runnersmovedup„Ahmed,SouzaJr. ARIZONAIPHRERBBSONPERA Grnke,W,10-57.2400071033.18 Cha“n00 00106 1.59 Bradley,H,26.10 00014 1.97 Bxbergr,S,24-28110003173.06 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nwcomb,L,8-55.24 3332102 3.51 Carle1.11 000121 2.76 Jackson11 000117 2.87 Minter11 000119 3.29 Cha“npitchedto1batterinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Cha“n1-0, Bradley2-0. Umpires„Home,MikeEstabrookFirst, PhilCuzziSecond,DanBellinoThird,Tom Hallion. T„2:53.A„40,862(41,149).MARLINS2,PHILLIES0PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b401000.270 Hoskinslf402000.255 Herreracf401000.276 Santana1b400002.211 Franco3b300011.269 Williamsrf300011.248 Kingeryss402000.236 Alfaroc301001.254 c-Knappph101000.238 Nolap100000.081 a-Altherrph100000.175 LeiterJr.p000000.000 Davisp000000.000 d-Valentinph100000.177 TOTALS3308025 MIAMIABRHBIBBSOAVG Dietrichlf411001.288 Steckenriderp000000--Riddless000000.266 Andersonrf411000.284 Realmutoc200010.310 Bour1b400003.235 Barracloughp000000--Castro2b400100.289 Prado3b302100.228 Rojasss-1b300000.254 Maybincf200011.233 Richardsp200001.118 Zieglerp000000--b-Cooperph-lf100000.214 TOTALS2924226 PHILADELPHIA000000000„081 MIAMI20000000X„240 a-groundedoutforNolainthe7th. b-groundedoutforZieglerinthe7th. c-singledforAlfarointhe9th.d-poppedout forDavisinthe9th. E„Franco(7).LOB„Philadelphia9,Miami 6.2B„Alfaro(13).RBIs„Castro(37),Prado (9).SB„Maybin(7).S„Nola. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia3(Hoskins,Franco,Valentin) Miami4(Dietrich,Castro,Prado,Rojas). RISP„Philadelphia0for5Miami1for8. Runnersmovedup„Cooper.GIDP„Altherr. DP„Miami1(Rojas,Castro,Bour). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Nola,L,1.264 221593 2.30 LeiterJr..20 001015 4.61 Davis1.10000119 3.27 MIAMIIPHRERBBSONPERA Richards,W,3-564 002498 4.74 Ziegler,H,911 00009 4.40 Stcknridr,H,1311 000121 3.38 Brrclgh,S,9-1212 000023 1.28 Inheritedrunners-scored„Davis1-0.HBP„ Davis(Realmuto).WP„Davis. Umpires„Home,EricCooperFirst,Todd TichenorSecond,GaryCederstromThird, SeanBarber. T„3:00.A„14,793(36,742).ORIOLES1,RANGERS0TEXASABRHBIBBSOAVG. Choodh201021.290 1-Kinr-Falfapr-dh000000.251 Andrusss400001.247 Mazararf401002.272 Beltre3b401001.287 Profar2b-1b400000.245 Guzman1b200011.250 Toccicf000000.086 b-Ruaph100001.188 Chirinosc301012.209 Gallolf300012.186 DeShieldscf200001.210 a-Odorph-2b100000.238 TOTALS30040512 BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckham3b402002.211 Schoop2b301101.228 Machadoss301010.313 Jonescf300000.273 Trumbodh300000.251 Valenciarf302000.256 Rickardrf000000.214 Davis1b300001.156 Mancinilf300001.216 Petersonlf000000.197 Josephc210010.205 TOTALS2716125 TEXAS000000000„043 BALTIMORE00000100X„161 a-groundedoutforDeShieldsinthe7th. b-struckoutforTocciinthe9th. 1-ranforChoointhe8th. E„Beltre(8),Profar(16),DeShields(5), Schoop(7).LOB„Texas8,Baltimore5. 2B„Beckham(8).RBIs„Schoop(25).SB„ Andrus(2),Machado(8).SF„Schoop. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Texas 3(Beltre,Gallo,DeShields)Baltimore2 (Trumbo2).RISP„Texas0for5Baltimore0 for4. GIDP„Andrus,Jones,Trumbo,Davis. DP„Texas3(Beltre,Profar,Guzman), (Perez,Profar,Guzman),(Guzman,Andrus) Baltimore1(Beckham,Schoop,Davis). TEXASIPHRERBBSONPERA Perez,L,2-475112491 7.67 Gearrin11 000114 3.86 BALTIMOREIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez52 003794 3.09 Brach,W,1-211 000215 4.46 Hart,H,1.20 001116 3.72 Givens,H,131.11 000013 4.28 Britton,S,3-410 001215 3.95 Inheritedrunners-scored„Givens1-0. WP„Britton. Umpires„Home,AndyFletcherFirst,Cory BlaserSecond,LanceBarrettThird,Bill Welke. T„2:45.A„38,328(45,971).REDS8,CARDINALS2CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Scheblerrf300001.278 Duvalllf211001.203 Perazass615200.288 Votto1b512211.290 Lorenzenp000000.400 Gennett2b402212.328 Garrettp000000.000 Barnhart1b000000.252 Suarez3b501202.315 Winkerlf-rf411010.294 Casalic400011.310 Castillop200001.139 Crockettp000000--Bricep000000.000 a-Herreraph010000.167 Hernandez p 000000.000 b-Blandinoph-2b111000.230 Hamiltoncf421010.233 TOTALS40814859 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b412100.263 Wong2b411001.216 Molinac401001.274 Ozunalf300101.268 Hicksp000000.000 Hollandp000000--Lyonsp000000--Gregersonp000000--Norrisp000000--Cecilp000000--c-Martinezph100001.297 Gyorko3b401001.252 Fowlerrf402001.174 DeJongss401000.264 Phamcf300000.238 Flahertyp201000.167 Mayersp000000.000 Baderlf100001.268 TOTALS3429207 CINCINNATI000001421„8140 ST.LOUIS100100000„292 a-hitbypitchforBriceinthe7th.b-singled forHernandezinthe8th.c-struckoutfor Cecilinthe9th. E„DeJong(5),Norris(2).LOB„Cincinnati 13,St.Louis5.2B„Votto(20),Gennett (21),Carpenter(28),Wong(9),DeJong(9). HR„Carpenter(18),offCastillo.RBIs„ Peraza2(34),Votto2(50),Gennett2(62), Suarez2(71),Carpenter(42),Ozuna(49). CS„Gennett(1). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Cincinnati 8(Peraza,Votto2,Suarez,Winker2,Casali 2)St.Louis3(Ozuna,DeJong,Flaherty). RISP„Cincinnati8for21St.Louis0for9. Runnersmovedup„Suarez,Molina2, Ozuna.GIDP„Votto. DP„Cincinnati2(Gennett,Votto), (Suarez,Votto)St.Louis1(Wong,DeJong, Carpenter). CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Castillo55 220253 5.49 Crockett.1100007 6.35 Brice,W,2-2.20 00017 5.70 Hernandez,H,1011 000017 1.93 Garrett10 000211 3.59 Lorenzen12000218 2.30 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPER A Flaherty52 003569 3.24 Mayers,H,212 111014 3.77 Hicks,L,3-2,BS,4.14 441124 3.45 Holland13 220123 7.99 Lyons.1100018 6.75 Gregerson.10 00003 7.71 Norris.22 110121 3.05 Cecil.10 00003 3.52 Inheritedrunners-scored„Brice1-0, Holland2-0,Lyons3-2,Gregerson2-0, Cecil3-0.HBP„Hicks(Herrera),Norris2 (Blandino,Duvall).WP„Norris. Umpires„Home,ChrisGuccioneFirst, ShaneLivenspargerSecond,JimReynolds Third,JohnTumpane. T„3:07.A„44,668(45,538).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox6,BlueJays2,10innings: XanderBogaertshitagame-ending grandslamwithoneoutin10th inning. Diamondbacks3,Braves0: Zack Greinkeaddedanotherroadwinby allowingonlyfourhits. Mets7,Nationals4: ZackWheeler wonforthe“rsttimesinceApril29, MichaelConfortohomeredandthe MetsdefeatedtheNationals. Pirates2,Brewers1,1stgame, Pirates6,Brewers2,2ndgame: StarlingMarteandGregoryPolanco hadback-to-backhomersinthe“rst inningoftheopener.Theyalsoboth wentdeepinthenightcaptosecure thedoubleheadersweep. Astros9,Tigers1: GerritColestruck outeightin5.2stronginnings,and theAstroshitthreehomeruns. Royals5,WhiteSox0: JorgeBonifacio hitatwo-rundriveforhis“rsthomer sincerejoiningtheRoyals. Rays19,Twins6: JakeBauershomeredforthesecondstraightgame anddroveinfourruns,astheRays scored15timesinthe“nalthree inningstopullaway. Marlins2,Phillies0: All-StarAaron Nolagaveuptworunsinthe“rst inningandthepunchlessPhiladelphiaPhilliesneverrecovered. Reds8,Cardinals2: JosePerazahad “vehitsanddroveintworuns. Orioles1,Rangers0: YefryRamirez andfourrelieverscombinedforthe shutout. Yankees5,Indians4: DidiGregorius hitathree-runhomerforNewYork. LATE ChicagoCubsatSanDiego L.A.AngelsatL.A.Dodgers SeattleatColorado OaklandatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA WashingtonHellickson(R)3-13.478-41-113.27.24 NewYorkOswalt(R)1:10p0-26.751-20-212.27.82 PhiladelphiaE”in(R)7-23.158-42-019.02.37 MiamiUrena(R)1:10p2-94.134-140-116.13.86 MilwaukeeChacin(R)8-33.7814-62-017.23.57 PittsburghMusg rove(R) 1:35p3-43.773-51-216.03.94 ArizonaCorbin(L)6-33.0210-90-016.12.20 AtlantaTeheran(R)1:35p6-64.2610-81-117.23.06 CincinnatiDeSclafani(R)4-14.434-31-018.24.82 St.LouisMikolas(R)2:15p10-32.6512-62-118.12.45 ChicagoLester(L)11-22.4515-32-016.14.41 SanDiegoLauer(L)4:10p5-54.405-102-118.22.41AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TexasMinor(L)6-54.568-91-118.12.45 BaltimoreTBD1:05p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 TorontoStroman(R)2-66.055-62-118.24.34 BostonJohnson(L)1:05p1-24.233-01-014.22.45 NewYorkTanaka(R)7-24.6810-40-014.14.40 ClevelandBauer(R)1:10p8-62.3010-91-122.11.61 DetroitLiriano(L)3-54.744-100-214.18.16 HoustonVerlander(R)2:10p9-42.0512-80-118.03.50 KansasCitySmith(R)0-05.830-10-03.110.80 ChicagoGiolito(R)2:10p5-86.597-110-118.24.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SeattleLeake(R)8-64.3613-60-215.06.00 ColoradoAnderson(L)3:10p6-33.769-102-022.00.41 OaklandManaea(L)8-63.4411-81-017.03.71 SanFran.Suarez(L)4:05p3-53.756-91-119.01.42 L.Angeles(AL)TBD0-0 0.000-00-00.00.00 L.Angeles(NL)K ershaw(L)4:10p3-42.615-72-017.01.59 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJULY15 1901: ChristyMathewsonoftheNewYorkGiants pitchedhis“rstoftwocareerno-hitters,beatingthe St.LouisCardinals5-0. 1960: BaltimoresBrooksRobinsongoes5-for-5,hitting forthecycleanddrivinginthreerunstoleadtheOriolespasttheChicagoWhiteSox5-2. 1969: CincinnatisLeeMayhitfourhomerunsina doubleheadersplitwiththeAtlantaBraves.Mayhad twohomerunsanddrovein“verunsinbothgames. TheRedslosttheopener9-8butwonthesecondgame 10-4. 1969: RodCarewstolehomeoffChicagosGerryNyman intheMinnesotaTwins6-2victory.ItwasCarewsseventhstealofhomefortheyearandtiedPeteReisers 1946majorleaguemark. 1973: NolanRyanoftheCaliforniaAngelsstruckout 17battersandthrewhissecondno-hitteroftheyear, beatingDetroit6-0. 1980: JohnnyBenchbrokeYogiBerrasrecordforhome runsbyacatcher,andtheCincinnatiRedsbeatthe MontrealExpos12-7.Benchhithis314thhomerasa catcheroffDavidPalmer.Benchhad33homeruns whileplayingotherpositions. 1997: TheSanFranciscoGiantsscored13runstoseta modernNLrecordforrunsinaseventhinningenroute toa16-2routoftheSanDiegoPadres.TheGiantsset theNLrecordforthemostrunsinaseventhinning since1900. 2007: ThePhiladelphiaPhillieslosttheir10,000game, 10-2toSt.Louis.Thefranchise,bornin1883asthe PhiladelphiaQuakersandlaterunof“ciallycalledthe BlueJaysinthemid-1940s,fellto8,810-10,000.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Texas5,Baltimore4 Toronto13,Boston7 Cleveland6,N.Y.Yankees5 ChicagoWhiteSox9,KansasCity6 Houston3,Detroit0 Minnesota11,TampaBay8 NationalLeague Pittsburgh7,Milwaukee3 N.Y.Mets4,Washington2 Philadelphia2,Miami0 Arizona2,Atlanta1 Cincinnati9,St.Louis1 ChicagoCubs5,SanDiego4,10 innings Interleague Colorado10,Seattle7 L.A.Dodgers3,L.A.Angels2 SanFrancisco7,Oakland1 MONDAYSGAMES Nogamesscheduled

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The Sun / Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 67 30 .691 „ New York 61 32 .656 4 Tampa Bay 49 46 .516 17 Toronto 43 51 .457 22 Baltimore 27 69 .281 39 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 51 42 .548 „ Minnesota 43 50 .462 8 Detroit 40 57 .412 13 Chicago 32 62 .340 19 Kansas City 27 67 .287 24 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 64 34 .653 „ Seattle 58 37 .611 4 Oakland 53 42 .558 9 Los Angeles 48 47 .505 14 Texas 41 55 .427 22Fridays GamesCleveland 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Texas 5, Baltimore 4 Toronto 13, Boston 7 Houston 3, Detroit 0 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 6 Minnesota 11, Tampa Bay 8 Colorado 10, Seattle 7 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 2 San Francisco 7, Oakland 1Saturdays GamesBoston 6, Toronto 2, 10 innings Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay 19, Minnesota 6 Houston 9, Detroit 1 Baltimore 1, Texas 0 L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, late Seattle at Colorado, late Oakland at San Francisco, lateTodays GamesTexas (Minor 6-5) at Baltimore (TBD), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 2-6) at Boston (Johnson 1-2), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-2) at Cleveland (Bauer 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-5) at Houston (Verlander 9-4), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 5-8), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Stanek 1-2) at Minnesota (Romero 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Leake 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 8-6) at San Francisco (Suarez 3-5), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (TBD) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-4), 4:10 p.m.Tuesdays GameNL vs. AL at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Philadelphia 53 41 .564 „ Atlanta 51 42 .548 1 Washington 47 48 .495 6 New York 39 54 .419 13 Miami 40 57 .412 14 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 53 38 .582 „ Milwaukee 55 42 .567 1 St. Louis 47 46 .505 7 Pittsburgh 47 49 .490 8 Cincinnati 43 52 .453 12 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Los Angeles 52 42 .553 „ A rizona 53 43 .552 „ Colorado 49 45 .521 3 San Francisco 50 46 .521 3 San Diego 40 57 .412 13Fridays GamesPittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 3 Philadelphia 2, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 2 Arizona 2, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 9, St. Louis 1 Colorado 10, Seattle 7 Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 4, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 2 San Francisco 7, Oakland 1Saturdays GamesPittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1, 1st game Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 2, 2nd game Arizona 3, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 2 Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 4 L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late Seattle at Colorado, late Oakland at San Francisco, late Chicago Cubs at San Diego, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia (E”in 7-2) at Miami (Urena 2-9), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Hellickson 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Oswalt 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 6-3) at Atlanta (Teheran 6-6), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 8-3) at Pittsburgh (Musg rove 3-4), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (DeSclafani 4-1) at St. Louis (Mikolas 10-3), 2:15 p.m. Seattle (Leake 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-3), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Manaea 8-6) at San Francisco (Suarez 3-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lester 11-2) at San Diego (Lauer 5-5), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (TBD) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-4), 4:10 p.m.Tuesdays GameNL vs. AL at Washington, D.C., 8 p.m.ALL-STAR ROSTERSTuesday at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C. (p-player ballot elected; m-choice of MLB; s-Sunday starter, inactive; i-injured, will not play; v-“nal vote winner) AMERICAN LEAGUEManager A.J. Hinch, HoustonSTARTERSCatcher „ Wilson Ramon, Tampa Bay (2) First Base „ Jose Abreu, Chicago (2) Second Base „ Jose Altuve, Houston (6) Third Base „ Jose Ramirez, Cleveland (2) Shortstop „ Manny Machado, Baltimore (4) Out“eld „ Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3); Mike Trout, Los Angeles (7); Aaron Judge, New York (2) Designated Hitter „ J.D. Martinez, Boston (2)PITCHERSRHPs „ m-Trevor Bauer, Cleveland (1); m-Jose Berrios, Minnesota (1); p-Gerrit Cole, Houston (2); p-Edwin Diaz, Seattle (1); m-Joe Jimenez, Detroit (1); p-Craig Kimbrel, Boston (7); piCorey Kluber, Cleveland (3); p-Luis Severino, New York (2); m-Blake Treinen, Oakland (1); s-Justin Verlander, Houston (7). LHPs „ p-Aroldis Chapman, New York (5); m-J.A. Happ, Toronto (1); p-Chris Sale, Boston (7); m-Blake Snell, Tampa Bay (1).RESERVESCatcher „ p-Salvador Perez, Kansas City (6) First Base „ p-Mitch Moreland, Boston (1) Second Base „ i-Gleyber Torres, New York (1); Jed Lowrie, Oakland (1) Third Base „ p-Alex Bregman, Houston (1) Shortstop „ p-Francisco Lindor, Cleveland (3); v-Jean Segura, Seattle (2). Out“eld „ p-Michael Brantley, Cleveland (3); p-Shin-Soo Choo, Texas (1); p-Mitch Haniger, Seattle (1); p-George Springer, Houston (2) Designated Hitter „ p-Nelson Cruz, Seattle (6)NATIONAL LEAGUEManager Dave Roberts, L.A. DodgersSTARTERSCatcher „ Willson Contreras, Chicago (1) First Base „ Freddie Freeman, Atlanta (3) Second Base „ Javier Baez, Chicago (1) Third Base „ Nolan Arenado, Colorado (4) Shortstop „ Brandon Crawford, San Francisco (2) Out“eld „ Nick Markakis, Atlanta (1); Matt Kemp, Los Angeles (3); Bryce Harper, Washington (6)PITCHERSRHPs „ p-Jacob deGrom, New York (2); p-Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta (1); m-Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles (3); m-Miles Mikolas, St. Louis (1); p-Aaron Nola, Philadelphia (1); p-Max Scherzer, Washington (6); m-Ross Stripling, Los Angeles (1). LHPs „ m-Patrick Corbin, Arizona (2); p-Sean Doolittle, Washington (2); p-Josh Hader, Milwaukee (1); p-Brad Hand, San Diego (2); p-Jon Lester, Chicago (5); mFelipe Vazquez, Pittsburgh (1)RESERVESCatchers „ p ,i-Buster Pose y Giants (6); m-J.T. Realmuto, Miami (1); r-Yadier Molina, St. Louis (9). First Base „ m-Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona (6); p-Joey Votto, Cincinnati (6); v-Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee (1). Second Base „ p-Ozzie Albies, Atlanta (1); m-Scooter Gennett, Cincinnati (1) Third Base „ p-Eugenio Suarez, Cincinnati (1) Shortstop „ p-Trevor Story, Colorado (1) Out“eld „ p-Charlie Blackmon, Colorado (3); p-Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee (2); pChristian Yelich, Milwaukee (1)ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -128 at New York +118 Philadelphia -128 at Miami +118 at Atlanta -106 Arizona -104 Milwaukee -108 at Pittsburgh -102 at St. Louis -158 Cincinnati +148 Chicago -167 at San Diego +157American Leagueat Baltimore Off Texas Off at Boston -154 Toronto +144 at Cleveland -126 New York +116 at Minnesota Off Tampa Bay Off at Houston -333 Detroit +303 at Chicago -121 Kansas City +111Interleagueat Colorado -145 Seattle +135 at San Francisco -118 Oakland +108 at LA Dodgers Off LA Angels Off Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned C Chance Sisco to Norfolk (IL). Recalled C Austin Wynns from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled LHP Bobby Poyner from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned LHP Robby Scott to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Recalled C/OF Francisco Mejia from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Shane Bieber to Columbus. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Activated RHP Gerrit Cole from the bereavement list. Optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Fresno (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed RHP Aaron Slegers on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 11. Recalled RHP Fernando Romero from Rochester (IL). OAKLAND AS „ Recalled INF Franklin Barreto from Nashville (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP J.B. Wendelken from Nashville. Designated RHP Santiago Casilla for assignment. Optioned RHP Ryan Dull to Nashville. SEATTLE MARINERS „ Selected the contract of RHP Matt Festa from Arkansas (TL). Optioned RHP Christian Bergman to Tacoma (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated LHP Martin Prez from the 60-day DL. Placed LHP Alex Claudio on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 11.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Placed RHP Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day DL. Activated RHP Peter Moylan from the 10-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS „ Placed RHP Carl Edwards Jr. on the paternity list. Recalled LHP Rob Zastryzny from Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES „ Recalled RHP Jon Gray and LHP Sam Howard from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Albuquerque. Placed LHP Harrison Musg rave on the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Activated LHP Zac Rosscup. Optioned RHP Walker Buehler to Oklahoma City (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Reinstated LHP Brent Suter from the 10-day DL. Recalled INF Nate Orf and RHP Aaron Wilkerson (26th man) from Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed 1B/OF Eric Thames and RHP Junior Guerra on the 10-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Placed C Francisco Cervelli on the 7-day DL. Recalled C Jacob Stallings from Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Clay Holmes as the 26th man.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed C Justin Cohen, INF Stephen Perez and OF Rubi Silva. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS „ Signed OF Ronnie Mitchell. KANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Signed RHP Ian Hardman and INF Colin Walsh. LINCOLN SALTDOGS „ Traded INF Nathaniel Maggio to St. Paul for INF Dan Johnson. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS „ Signed LHP Ian McKinney. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES „ Traded LHP Joe Bircher to Lincoln to complete an earlier trade. Signed RHP Chad Martin.Can-Am LeagueQUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed RHP Juan Benitez. SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS „ Signed OF Alex Glenn.Frontier LeagueLAKE ERIE CRUSHERS „ Released RHPs Max Biedrzycki and Austin Orvis. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Released RHP Keaton Conner. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS „ Signed INF Ryan Kemp. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS „ Released RHP Austin Sweet.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCHICAGO BULLS „ Agreed to terms with F Jabari Parker on a two-year contract.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueARIZONA C OYOTES „ Signed Fs Michael Bunting, Laurent Dauphin and Hudson Fasching and D Trevor Murphy to one-year, two-way contracts. LOS ANGELES KINGS „ Signed F Zack Mitchell to a one-year, two-way contract.ECHLMANCHESTER MONARCHS „ Signed D Martin Nemcik.SOCCERFIFA „ Fined England $69,900 for players wearing non-app roved socks at the World Cup.COLLEGEGEORGIA „ WR Demetris Roberston announced he is transferring from California.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 12 4 4 40 42 23 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 11 5 2 35 37 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 5 7 28 32 28 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 9 3 24 25 30 Chicago 6 10 5 23 33 41 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 4 11 4 16 30 38 D.C. United 3 7 5 14 26 30WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 4 34 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 Portland 8 3 5 29 26 22 LA Galaxy 8 7 4 28 34 30 Vancouver 7 8 5 26 30 40 Houston 7 6 4 25 36 26 Minnesota United 7 11 1 22 26 38 Seattle 4 9 4 16 15 22 Colorado 4 11 3 15 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieWednesdays GamesNew York City FC 3, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3Saturdays GamesNew York 3, Sporting Kansas City 2 New York City FC 2, Columbus 0 LA Galaxy 3, New England 2 Montreal 2, San Jose 0 D.C. United 3, Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Minnesota United 3, Real Salt Lake 2 Orlando City 2, Toronto FC 1 Houston at Colorado, lateTodays GamesSeattle 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 14 1 3 45 41 14 Seattle 8 4 5 29 19 14 Orlando 8 6 4 28 26 25 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Portland 6 5 5 23 24 20 Utah 5 6 6 21 14 18 Houston 5 6 5 20 20 25 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 12 3 3 11 30 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Wednesdays MatchesNorth Carolina 2, Washington 0Houston 3, Orlando 1Seattle 1, Utah 0Saturdays MatchesNorth Carolina 4, Sky Blue FC 0 Orlando 2, Utah 1 Chicago 1, Seattle 0Todays MatchHouston at Portland, 11 p.m.Friday, July 20North Carolina at Utah, 10 p.m.FIFA WORLD CUPAll times EasternSEMIFINALS Tuesday At St. Petersburg, RussiaFrance 1, Belgium 0Wednesday At MoscowCroatia 2, England 1THIRD PLACE Saturday At St. Petersburg, RussiaBelgium 2, England 0WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Today At MoscowFrance vs. Croatia, 11 a.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWIMBLEDONSaturdays results at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London (seedings in parentheses):Mens Singles Semi“nal Novak Djokovic (12), Serbia, def. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9), 3-6, 10-8.Womens Singles Final Angelique Kerber (11), Germany, def. Serena Williams (25), United States, 6-3, 6-3.Mens Doubles FinalMike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (7), United States, def. Michael Venus, New Zealand and Raven Klaasen (13), South Africa, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.Womens Doubles Final Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic and Katerina Siniakova (3), Czech Republic, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic and Nicole Melichar (12), United States, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GB Washington 13 8 .619 „ Atlanta 11 9 .550 1 Connecticut 11 10 .524 2 Chicago 7 14 .333 6 New York 6 14 .300 6 Indiana 2 19 .095 11WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 15 6 .714 „ Phoenix 14 8 .636 1 Dallas 12 8 .600 2 Los Angeles 13 9 .591 2 Minnesota 12 9 .571 3 Las Vegas 10 12 .455 5Fridays Games Washington 88, Chicago 72 Atlanta 98, Indiana 74 Connecticut 91, Phoenix 87 Las Vegas 85, Minnesota 77Saturdays GameDallas at Seattle, lateTodays GamesWashington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Chicago at New York, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 6 p.m. Connecticut at Minnesota, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNo games scheduledAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPQUAKER STATE 400After Friday qualifying for Saturdays race at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky. Results for Saturdays race were not in at press time Lap length: 1.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188.890 mph. 2. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 188.739. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 188.547. 4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 188.390. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.206. 6. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 188.121. 7. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.944. 8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 187.696. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 187.630. 10. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 187.071. 11. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 187.000. 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 186.884. 13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevy, 187.169. 14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 187.071. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevy, 186.625. 16. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy, 186.548. 17. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 186.522. 18. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevy, 186.342. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 186.329. 20. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevy, 186.181. 21. (24) William Byron, Chevy, 186.143. 22. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 185.886. 23. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 185.465. 24. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 184.716. 25. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevy, 184.533. 26. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevy, 184.483. 27. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 184.420. 28. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevy, 182.846. 29. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevy, 182.543. 30. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevy, 181.178. 31. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevy, 180.385. 32. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 179.868. 33. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevy, 179.104. 34. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevy, 177.883. 35. (99) Garrett Smithley, Chevy, 176.188. 36. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 0.000. 37. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 0.000. 38. (7) Jesse Little, Chevy, 0.000. 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 0.000.VERIZON INDYCARHONDA INDY TORONTOSaturdays qualifying for todays race at Exhibition Place, Toronto Lap length: 1.786 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (1) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevy, 108.068. 2. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 107.713. 3. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevy, 107.585. 4. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 107.372. 5. (27) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 106.051. 6. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 105.991. 7. (30) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 108.845. 8. (20) Jordan King, Dallara-Chevy, 108.817. 9. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 108.685. 10. (6) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 108.662. 11. (88) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevy, 108.401. 12. (4) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevy, 108.146. 13. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 85.984. 14. (98) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 106.854. 15. (14) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 85.763. 16. (21) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevy, 106.833. 17. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 85.565. 18. (59) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevy, 106.681. 19. (32) Rene Binder, Dallara-Chevy, 84.719. 20. (23) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 106.395. 21. (10) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, No Speed. 22. (26) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 106.175. 23. (19) Zachary Claman De Melo, DallaraHonda, 106.026.GOLFPGA TOURJOHN DEERE CLASSICSaturday at TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. Purse: $5.8 million; Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 (35-36) THIRD ROUND Michael Kim 63-64-64„191 Bronson Burgoon 68-62-66„196 Matt Jones 68-63-66„197 Harold Varner III 67-65-66„198 Andres Romero 64-71-64„199 Sam Ryder 66-66-67„199 Joel Dahmen 64-71-65„200 Denny McCarthy 65-69-66„200 Robert Garrigus 68-64-68„200 Johnson Wagner 64-66-70„200 David Hearn 66-64-70„200 Tyler Duncan 66-72-63„201 Seamus Power 68-68-65„201 Keith Mitchell 67-68-66„201 Francesco Molinari 65-66-70„201 Steve Wheatcroft 62-68-71„201 Scott Brown 65-72-65„202 Chad Campbell 66-70-66„202 John Huh 70-63-69„202 Parker McLachlin 66-66-70„202 Kevin Streelman 66-71-66„203 Fabian Gomez 66-70-67„203 Chris Stroud 68-68-67„203 Cody Gribble 72-66-65„203 Nick Taylor 64-71-68„203 Derek Fathauer 68-67-68„203 Jason Bohn 69-66-68„203 J.J. Henry 68-66-69„203 Whee Kim 65-68-70„203 Richy Werenski 68-69-67„204 Matt Atkins 66-71-67„204 Chris Kirk 66-72-66„204 Austin Cook 69-69-66„204 Mackenzie Hughes 72-65-68„205 Vaughn Taylor 67-70-68„205 John Senden 72-66-67„205 C.T. Pan 68-71-66„205 Patton Kizzire 70-69-66„205 Blayne Barber 69-69-68„206 Hunter Mahan 70-67-69„206 Joaquin Niemann 69-69-68„206 John Merrick 66-70-70„206 Patrick Rodgers 66-69-71„206 Ricky Barnes 70-69-67„206 Sam Saunders 72-67-67„206 Dominic Bozzelli 70-65-71„206 Andrew Landry 71-68-67„206 Zach Johnson 69-70-67„206 Steve Stricker 70-66-71„207 Lanto Grif“n 66-72-69„207 Corey Conners 66-72-69„207 Tommy Gainey 70-68-69„207 J.T. Poston 69-70-68„207 Troy Merritt 72-67-68„207 Nick Watney 68-69-71„208 Stuart Appleby 67-70-71„208 Kelly Kraft 66-71-71„208 Dylan Meyer 68-68-72„208 Ryan Blaum 67-69-72„208 Brett Stegmaier 67-71-70„208 Nick Hardy 66-73-69„208 Hudson Swafford 68-69-72„209 Mark Wilson 71-67-71„209 Kris Blanks 71-67-71„209 Kevin Tway 69-69-71„209 Nicholas Lindheim 68-70-71„209 Ryan Moore 70-69-70„209 Arjun Atwal 69-70-70„209 Ben Silverman 72-67-70„209 Tom Lovelady 70-69-70„209 Conrad Shindler 67-72-70„209 MADE CUT; WILL NOT FINISH David Lingmerth 71-67-72„210 Chesson Hadley 69-67-74„210 George McNeill 69-69-72„210 Bill Haas 69-70-71„210 Martin Flores 72-67-71„210 Ryan Palmer 67-70-74„211 Sean McCarty 68-71-72„211 Andrew Putnam 69-69-74„212 D.J. Trahan 68-70-75„213 Brian Stuard 69-70-75„214 Brendon de Jonge 68-68-80„216EUROPEAN TOURABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT SCOTTISH OPENSaturdays leaders at Gullane GC, East Lothian, Scotland; Purse: $7 million; Yardage: 7,133; Par: 70 (35-35) THIRD ROUND Jens Dantorp, Sweden 64-65-68„197 Ryan Fox, New Zealand 67-68-63„198 Scott Hend, Australia 66-69-63„198 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 68-66-64„198 Marcel Siem, Germany 66-67-65„198 Alexander Bjork, Sweden 67-64-67„198 Rickie Fowler, United States 64-66-68„198 Russell Knox, Scotland 66-67-66„199 Aaron Rai, England 69-63-67„199 Tyrrell Hatton, England 65-64-70„199 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 67-69-64„200 Thomas Pieters, Belgium 68-68-64„200 Dean Burmeister, South Africa 68-67-65„200 Brandon Stone, South Africa 70-64-66„200 Justin Rose, England 67-66-67„200 Trevor Immelman, South Africa 68-64-68„200 Eddie Pepperell, England 67-63-70„200 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 69-67-65„201 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 70-66-65„201 Gavin Green, Malaysia 69-67-65„201 Matthew Southgate, England 65-70-66„201 Jorge Campillo, Spain 69-65-67„201 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain 67-66-68„201 Charley Hoffman, United States 67-66-68„201 Sam Hors“eld, England 67-65-69„201 Luke List, United States 63-69-69„201 ALSO Patrick Reed, United States 65-69-69„203LPGA TOURMARATHON CLASSICSaturday at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio; Purse: $1.6 million; Yardage: 6,541; Par: 71 (34-37) THIRD ROUND (a-amateur) Brooke M. Henderson 67-66-69„202 Angela Stanford 73-65-65„203 Brittany Lincicome 68-68-67„203 Jacqui Concolino 66-69-69„204 Daniela Darquea 75-64-66„205 a-Jennifer Kupcho 68-71-66„205 Katherine Perry 68-69-68„205 Celine Herbin 69-67-69„205 Caroline Inglis 67-69-69„205 Christina Kim 67-69-69„205 In-Kyung Kim 66-70-69„205 Mirim Lee 66-70-69„205 Emma Talley 68-67-70„205 In Gee Chun 66-69-70„205 Thidapa Suwannapura 65-69-71„205 Mel Reid 70-71-65„206 Xiyu Lin 67-73-66„206 Jaye Marie Green 70-69-67„206 Austin Ernst 68-71-67„206 Mina Harigae 68-69-69„206 Charley Hull 73-69-65„207 P.K. Kongkraphan 72-70-65„207 Cydney Clanton 69-72-66„207 Marina Alex 68-72-67„207 Annie Park 67-72-68„207 Kris Tamulis 67-72-68„207 Lee-Anne Pace 70-68-69„207 Mo Martin 69-68-70„207 Caroline Hedwall 66-67-74„207 Benyapa Niphatsophon 72-70-66„208 Ally McDonald 70-72-66„208 Sandra Changkija 68-72-68„208 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 68-72-68„208 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 74-65-69„208 Brittany Marchand 70-68-70„208 Lexi Thompson 70-68-70„208 Brianna Do 69-69-70„208 Yani Tseng 66-72-70„208 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 72-69-68„209 Haru Nomura 71-70-68„209 Wichanee Meechai 67-72-70„209 Ola“a Kristinsdottir 70-68-71„209 Chella Choi 68-70-71„209 Wei-Ling Hsu 68-70-71„209 Peiyun Chien 69-73-68„210 Jennifer Song 70-71-69„210 Martina Edberg 71-69-70„210 Cheyenne Woods 70-69-71„210 Dori Carter 72-70-69„211 Yu Liu 71-71-69„211 Allison Emrey 67-75-69„211 Tiffany Joh 70-71-70„211 Pornanong Phatlum 72-67-72„211 Angel Yin 71-68-72„211 Katelyn Dambaugh 66-72-73„211 Robynn Ree 72-70-70„212 Julieta Granada 71-71-70„212 Beth Allen 72-70-71„213 Alena Sharp 71-71-71„213 Camilla Lennarth 70-71-72„213 Stacy Lewis 68-73-72„213 a-Bianca Pagdanganan 71-68-74„213 Celine Boutier 72-70-72„214 Luna Sobron 71-71-72„214 Sei Young Kim 69-72-73„214 Paula Reto 75-67-73„215 Cindy LaCrosse 68-74-73„215 Alison Lee 73-68-74„215 Emily Pedersen 68-71-76„215 Mind Muangkhumsakul 70-72-74„216 Hyo Joo Kim 69-73-74„216PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSCONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday at Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park, Ill. Purse: $2.8 million; Yardage: 7,149; Par: 72 (36-36) THIRD ROUND Bart Bryant 66-69-65„200 Scott McCarron 67-68-65„200 Jeff Maggert 66-68-66„200 Vijay Singh 68-67-66„201 Bernhard Langer 68-67-67„202 Mike Small 65-71-66„202 Clark Dennis 68-69-66„203 Tom Byrum 67-68-68„203 Scott Parel 67-66-70„203 Jerry Smith 70-66-68„204 Glen Day 66-69-69„204 Kenny Perry 65-70-69„204 Brandt Jobe 67-67-70„204 Wes Short, Jr. 67-70-68„205 Woody Austin 69-67-69„205 Larry Mize 69-72-66„207 Jay Haas 70-70-67„207 Miguel Angel Jimnez 71-69-67„207 Jerry Kelly 69-71-67„207 Scott Verplank 72-66-69„207 Rocco Mediate 68-70-69„207 Ken Tanigawa 69-68-70„207 Duffy Waldorf 70-71-67„208 Willie Wood 72-69-67„208 Scott Dunlap 70-70-68„208 Kevin Sutherland 71-65-72„208 Jesper Parnevik 72-70-67„209 Doug Garwood 71-69-69„209 Marco Dawson 71-68-70„209 Peter Lonard 73-64-72„209 Esteban Toledo 73-69-68„210 Mark Calcavecchia 71-70-69„210 Kirk Triplett 72-68-70„210 Colin Montgomerie 72-68-70„210 Steve Flesch 71-72-67„210 Carlos Franco 71-71-69„211 Gary Hallberg 72-70-69„211 Paul Broadhurst 71-72-68„211 Tommy Tolles 68-70-73„211 Lee Janzen 70-71-71„212 Gene Sauers 71-70-71„212 Tim Petrovic 70-73-69„212 David Toms 74-69-69„212 Rod Spittle 69-70-73„212 Mike Goodes 71-72-69„212 Stephen Ames 69-75-68„212 Tom Lehman 69-75-68„212 Jeff Sluman 70-71-72„213 Bob Estes 69-72-72„213 Phillip Price 71-71-71„213 David McKenzie 71-71-71„213 Joey Sindelar 71-69-73„213 Paul Goydos 74-72-67„213 Jay Don Blake 71-71-72„214 Todd Hamilton 73-71-70„214 Kent Jones 76-70-68„214 David Frost 70-72-73„215 Billy Andrade 72-71-72„215 Corey Pavin 70-73-72„215 Skip Kendall 74-70-71„215 Billy Mayfair 75-70-70„215 Mark Brooks 71-72-73„216 Russ Cochran 71-73-72„216 Tommy Armour III 73-71-72„216 Tom Pernice Jr. 72-75-69„216 Miguel Angel Martin 76-71-71„218 Hale Irwin 73-75-70„218 Michael Bradley 76-68-75„219 Mark OMeara 74-71-74„219 Fran Quinn 72-75-72„219 Joe Durant 73-75-71„219 Sandy Lyle 71-73-76„220 Brian Henninger 74-74-72„220 Olin Browne 74-76-71„221 Tom Kite 71-78-74„223 Steve Pate 78-73-72„223 John Daly 72-68„WDUSGAU.S. SENIOR WOMENS OPENSaturday at Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill. Purse: $1 million; Yardage: 6,279; Par: 73 (36-37) THIRD ROUND (a-amateur) Laura Davies 71-71-66„208 Juli Inkster 73-72-68„213 Trish Johnson 71-71-73„215 Danielle Ammaccapane 75-71-71„217 Barb Mucha 74-73-73„220 Yuko Saito 76-71-73„220 Rosie Jones 77-73-71„221 Barb Moxness 76-72-74„222 Liselotte Neumann 71-76-76„223 Helen Alfredsson 72-79-73„224 Suzy Green-Roebuck 75-75-74„224 Alicia Dibos 73-76-75„224 Elaine Crosby 70-78-76„224 a-Martha Leach 78-75-72„225 Michele Redman 78-73-74„225 Marilyn Lovander 73-76-76„225 Susie Redman 74-75-76„225 Barb Bunkowsky 77-74-75„226 Cathy Johnston-Forbes 79-72-76„227 Kristi Albers 78-72-77„227 Missie Berteotti 76-74-77„227 Suzanne Strudwick 74-78-76„228 Jamie Fischer 74-77-77„228 a-Patricia Ehrhart 75-74-79„228 a-Ellen Port 79-74-76„229 Jenny Lidback 77-79-73„229 Laurel Kean 80-74-76„230 Maggie Will 80-73-77„230 Hollis Stacy 77-76-77„230 Tammie Green Parker 76-75-79„230 Lisa Grimes 74-81-76„231 Jean Bartholomew 73-82-76„231 Lorie Kane 76-74-81„231 Carolyn Hill 79-78-74„231 Christa Johnson 76-79-77„232 Nanci Bowen 80-75-78„233 Martha Nause 74-82-77„233 Jane Crafter 82-74-77„233 a-Kathy Kurata 75-81-79„235 Cindy Figg-Currier 78-78-79„235 a-Sue Wooster 81-76-78„235 Eriko Gejo 79-78-78„235 Becky Iverson 77-81-77„235 Amy Alcott 77-80-78„235 Lisa DePaulo 80-75-81„236 Nancy Taylor 74-82-80„236 So“a Gronberg Whitmore 80-76-80„236 a-Akemi Nakata Khaiat 78-80-78„236 Pat Bradley 78-78-81„237 Betsy King 78-77-83„238 Kay Cockerill 74-84-80„238 Cathy Panton-Lewis 78-79-83„240 a-Marie-Therese Torti 76-82-83„241 Jane Geddes 80-78-84„242 Laurie Brower 83-75-86„244WEB.COM TOURUTAH CHAMPIONSHIPSaturday at Oakridge Country Club, Farmington, Utah; Purse: $700,000; Yardage: 7,045; Par: 71 (36-35) THIRD ROUND Jim Knous 65-64-62„191 Cameron Champ 61-64-67„192 Andres Gonzales 67-66-61„194 Bhavik Patel 65-64-65„194 Luke Guthrie 63-67-66„196 Steven Ihm 63-65-68„196 Erik Barnes 65-66-66„197 Trevor Cone 66-65-66„197 Sebastian Munoz 66-66-66„198 Sam Burns 67-63-68„198 Jimmy Stanger 67-66-66„199 Kyle Jones 69-63-67„199 Joey Garber 66-65-68„199 Hank Lebioda 68-69-63„200 Brandon Crick 70-66-64„200 Anders Albertson 65-70-65„200 Sebastian Cappelen 68-67-65„200 Steven Alker 66-69-65„200 Scott Pinckney 67-66-67„200 Derek Ernst 64-69-67„200 Tim Wilkinson 65-66-69„200 Rico Hoey 66-69-66„201 Jin Park 68-67-66„201 Bo Hoag 66-68-67„201 Matt Fast 72-63-66„201 Martin Trainer 63-71-67„201 Mark Hubbard 67-66-68„201 Curtis Luck 65-67-69„201 Tom Whitney 67-64-70„201 Nick Rousey 66-71-65„202 Joseph Bramlett 67-68-67„202 J.T. Grif“n 66-68-68„202 Patrick Fishburn 67-67-68„202 Carlos Ortiz 66-67-69„202 Max Rottluff 67-66-69„202 Jared Wolfe 68-69-66„203 Casey Wittenberg 68-69-66„203 Nelson Ledesma 70-67-66„203 Michael Hebert 67-69-67„203 Seann Harlingten 68-68-67„203 Roger Sloan 68-68-67„203 Kevin Dougherty 68-68-67„203 Julian Etulain 66-70-67„203 Dawie van der Walt 68-67-68„203 Michael Johnson 67-67-69„203 John Chin 67-67-69„203 Jacques Blaauw 69-64-70„203 Eric Axley 68-69-67„204 Jordan Niebrugge 66-69-69„204 Rafael Campos 68-66-70„204 Wade Bin“eld 66-70-69„205 Mark Anderson 69-67-69„205 Hunter Hamrick 72-64-69„205 Wes Roach 70-66-69„205 Mark Blake“eld 67-68-70„205 Max McGreevy 67-68-70„205 Conner Godsey 66-69-70„205 Chris Baker 69-68-69„206 Justin Hueber 69-68-69„206 Matt Harmon 67-70-69„206 Kevin Lucas 71-65-70„206 Michael Putnam 68-68-70„206 Alex Prugh 72-64-70„206 Brad Hop“nger 67-69-70„206 Michael Tolladay 68-67-71„206 Samuel Del Val 66-68-72„206 Patrick Newcomb 67-65-75„207 Alejandro Tosti 70-67-71„208 Nyasha Mauchaza 67-70-71„208 Ben Taylor 67-70-73„210AMERICAN CENTURYSaturdays scores were not available at press startCYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCEEIGHTH STAGESaturday at Amiens, France A 112.5-mile ”at ride from Dreux to Amiens, with a pair of Category 4 climbs in its “rst half 1. Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 4:23:36. 2. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 3. John Degenkolb, Germany, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 4. Alexander Kristoff, Norway, UAE Team Emirates, same time. 5. Arnaud Demare, France, Groupama-FDJ, same time. 6. Thomas Boudat, France, Direct Energie, same time. 7. Nikias Arndt, Germany, Team Sunweb, same time. 8. Mark Cavendish, Britain, Dimension Data, same time. 9. Yves Lampaert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, same time. 10. Andrea Pasqualon, Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 11. Daniel Oss, Italy, Bora-Hansgrohe, same time. 12. Timothy Dupont, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 13. Sonny Colbrelli, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 14. Taylor PhinneyUnited States, EF Education First-Drapac, same time. 15. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Katusha-Alpecin, same time. 16. Dion Smith, New Zealand, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 17. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Team Sky, same time. 18. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, same time. 19. Chris Froome, Britain, Team Sky, same time. 20. Maximiliano Richeze, Argentina, Quick-Step Floors, same time.Also28. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time. 31. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, same time. 52. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, same time. 54. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 127. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:23 143. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 3:39. 155. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 3:42.Overall Standings (After eight stages)1. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing, 32:43:00. 2. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, :07. 3. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, :09. 4. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, :16. 5. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, :22. 6. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, :49. 7. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :55. 8. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora-Hansgrohe, :56. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, :57. 10. Richie Porte, Australia, BMC Racing, same time. 11. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, :59. 12. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, same time. 13. Adam Yates, Britain, Mitchelton-Scott, 1:06. 14. Soren Kragh Andersen, Denmark, Sunweb, 1:07. 15. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain-Merida, 1:12. 16. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 1:21. 17. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, TrekSegafredo, 1:22. 18 Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, 1:26. 19. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:27. 20. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 1:30.Also23. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 2:01. 26. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:14. 74. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 12:54. 136. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 30:43. 157. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 38:01. 170. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:03:43.TOUR DE FRANCE STAGESJuly 7 „ Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-lIle„ Fontenay-le-Comte, ”at (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria) July 8 „ Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain„La Roche-sur-Yon, ”at (182.5-113.4) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Sagan) July 9 „ Stage 3: Cholet„Cholet, team time trial (35.5-22) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ”at (195121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 1 1 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)Thursday „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet) Friday „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ”at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet) Saturday „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ”at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet) Today „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) July 16 „ Rest: Annecy

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Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, July 15, 2018 / The Sun Kingsway Country Club E x p e r i e n c e P u r e G o l f Experience Pure Golf For Tee Times Please Call 941-625-8898 or visit Kingswaycountryclub.com1 mile East of Exit 170, I-75 (Kings Highway) Left at Kingsway Circleadno=50538508By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressLONDON „ For someone who already owns 23 Grand Slam titles, seven at Wimbledon, Serena Williams sure sounds like a tennis player who is just starting her career. After losing the final at the All England Club to Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday Williams was ready to look ahead. I didnt know a couple of months ago where I was, where I would be, how I would do, how I would be able to come back. It was such a long way to see light at the end of the road, kind of,Ž said Williams, who gave birth to a daughter last September, then dealt with complications involving blood clots. So I think these two weeks have really showed me that, OK, I can compete. Obviously I can compete for the long run in a Grand Slam,Ž the 36-year-old American continued. I can, you know, come out and be a contender to win Grand Slams.Ž There was a time, not all that long ago, that Williams was ranked No. 1 for years at a time. She won four major tournaments in a row and came close to a calendar-year Grand Slam. She was the favorite every time she entered a tournament. Williams appeared to be regaining that form this fortnight. Barring some sort of setback in the next six weeks, she will head into the U.S. Open at the end of August as the player to beat. Im sure you will have your next Grand Slam title soon,Ž said Kerber, now a three-time major champion. Im really, really sure.Ž If Williams does earn one more, itll tie her with Margaret Court for the all-time record of 24. As it is, Williams has the mark for the most majors in the professional era; she moved one head of Steffi Graf by winning the 2017 Australian Open. She was pregnant at the time. It would be her last tournament for more than a year, in part because of a series of medical procedures that followed a difficult childbirth. As she put it this week: I lost count after, like, four surgeries.ŽTENNIS: WIMBLEDONSerena Williams set to be a contender to win Grand Slams By JAMES ELLINGWORTHAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG, Russia „ For Belgium and England, the thirdplace match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals. At least they hope. The Belgians earned their best World Cup finish by beating England 2-0 on Saturday in a match both saw as the start of a push for the European Championship title in 2020 or the World Cup in 2022. With this winning mentality you can win trophies,Ž said Eden Hazard, who scored Belgiums second goal. In two years, in four years, we will be better. We have young players. They are very good also in the team. They push all of us.Ž Thomas Meunier and Hazard both scored at St. Petersburg Stadium in a match between the two semifinal losers. France and Croatia will play in the final on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The French beat Belgium on Tuesday in the semifinals, while the Croats defeated England on Wednesday. England matched its best World Cup result „ fourth in 1990 „ since winning the tournament for the only time in 1966. Today shows theres room for improvement. Were not the finished article. Were still learning. Were still getting better,Ž England striker Harry Kane said. We dont want to wait another 20-odd years to get into another major semifinal.Ž Both Belgium and England were playing for the seventh time in 26 days, but the Belgians entered the match with an extra day of rest. Meuniers goal matched a World Cup record for Belgium by having 10 different players score in a tournament, something only done before by France in 1982 and Italy in 2006. Meunier scored in the fourth minute, knocking a cross from Nacer Chadli past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Hazard added the other off a pass from Kevin De Bruyne in the 82nd. Toby Alderweireld denied Englands best chance of the game, sliding on the goal line to clear a shot from Eric Dier. Belgiums previous best finish at the World Cup was fourth, but the team outplayed England in the midfield to go one better this time. The Belgians could easily have scored more, with Pickford making a good save to stop a shot from De Bruyne in the 11th and Alderweireld volleying narrowly over the bar in the 35th. England made set pieces the cornerstone of its run to the World Cup semifinals and created chances for Harry Maguire and Dier in the second half. Neither hit the target with their headers. It was the second time England and Belgium met in this years tournament. In the group stage, both teams had already qualified before Belgiums 1-0 win in Kaliningrad.WORLD CUP: BELGIUM 2,ENGLAND 0Belgium “ nishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England By GRAHAM DUNBARAssociated PressMOSCOW „ France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. Croatia, a country that only gained independence in 1991, will be playing in its first. Tradition is there to be demolished,Ž Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said Saturday. Im not interested who is the opponent.Ž Most consider France to be the favorite for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when the countrys national team faced Portugal in the European Championship final at home. But perhaps feeling complacent after beating Germany in the semifinals, France flopped. I dont think its going to happen again,Ž said France captain Hugo Lloris, who has been stellar in goal during this years tournament. We are far from thinking on our side that we have already reached the goal.Ž Lloris was the goalkeeper in that 1-0 loss in Paris, facing a Portugal team that had reached the final after some extra-time victories. Croatia has done the same this year, needing penalty kicks to beat Denmark and host Russia before defeating England in extra time in the semifinals. France coach Didier Deschamps has made some changes to his team, however. Fourteen, to be exact, from the 23 players who made up the squad two years ago. Another factor in Frances favor is rest. The French had only two days of rest between the Euro 2016 semifinals and the final. This time, they have four full days to recover, one more than Croatia. A lot of things have changed,Ž Lloris said. Especially when it comes to recovery and preparation time.Ž Croatia has also played a lot more soccer in its six matches in Russia. With its last three matches going to extra time, the team has played a full 90 minutes more than France. There was also the added stress of two penalty shootouts. Thats all behind them. Now, there is no pressure,Ž Dalic said through a translator. Simply this is the greatest moment in the life of all of us. We have come here to enjoy the final.ŽFirst winCroatia has not beaten France in five games since being accepted as a FIFA member federation in 1992. The first match was the most momentous „ a 2-1 win for France in the 1998 World Cup semifinals at Stade de France outside Paris. A group game at Euro 2004 ended in a 2-2 draw, and their latest game was a 0-0 draw in March 2011 in Paris.Unbeaten teamsBoth teams were unbeaten in the group stage, and France has trailed for only nine minutes in the entire tournament. Argentinas 2-1 lead in the second half of a roundof-16 game was wiped out by defender Benjamin Pavards long-range shot. Kylian Mbappe then exploded for two quick goals in the 4-3 victory. Croatias 3-0 win over Argentina was a standout performance in the group stage. The team also never trailed in wins over Nigeria and Iceland. Its been different in the knockout rounds. Croatia conceded the opening goal in each game before rallying to advance.Back to LuzhnikiBoth teams have played one game at the Luzhniki Stadium so far. Croatia beat England 2-1 at the venue on Wednesday, while Frances 0-0 draw with Denmark in its final group game ended with Russian fans booing the tournaments only scoreless draw. The past two World Cup finals were 0-0 after 90 minutes, and both were settled by a single goal in the second half of extra time.Back homeWin or lose,Ž Dalic said, there will be a seismic event in Croatia.ŽWORLD CUP: FRANCE VS. CROATIAA youthful France faces veteranladen Croatia for World CupAP PHOTOFrances Samuel Umtiti, second from left, is congratulated by his teammates Frances Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, from left, after scoring the opening goal during the semifinal match between France and Belgium. By JOHN LEICESTERAssociated PressMOSCOW „ There was high drama even before the first game, when Spain fired its coach. Therell be drama, promise, at the last game, too, with France aiming to block Croatian membership in the small club of World Cup winners. There were upsets so massive they shook soccers established order „ Auf wiedersehen, Germany! „ and teams so bad „ Saudi Arabia in its 5-0 opening-game loss to Russia „ that they made a poor advertisement for the future expansion of the showcase tournament. There was the beauty of Cristiano Ronaldos curling free kick that completed his hat-trick against Spain and the not so pretty spectacle of him hitching up his shorts: Behold my thighs. There was pathos, when Englands coach, who knows from bitter experience how mind-warpingly painful letting down ones country can be, consoled Colombias Mateus Uribe after the distraught player smashed his penalty shootout spot-kick into the crossbar. And there were laughs and more memes than ever from the globally devoured spectacle that not only reaffirmed its magic power to bring families, friends, neighbors, pleased-to-meet-you strangers and entire nations together around TV screens but also dominated our digital lives. Take a bow Michy Batshuayi. Timelines loved the comedy of the Belgian players goal celebration gone wrong. Tournament organizer FIFA says World Cup content has been viewed 11 billion, yes, with a b,Ž times on digital platforms these past weeks when soccer was the only game in town (no offense Wimbledon and the Tour de France). Comparing one World Cup to another is pointless, because the experience is so subjective. The Spanish, for example, loved 2010 because they won it, even though the tournament in South Africa had the shoot-me-now irritation of vuvuzelas and one of the lowest-ever averages of goals per game. But the 21st World Cup has been, in a word, fanbloomin-tastic. Perhaps the best measure of how addictive the games and multiple story arcs have been is that Monday is going to feel empty without the daily fix from Russia. Tinged with concern, too, because it is possible that well never have it this good again. Definitely from 2026 and possibly from 2022 in Qatar, future editions will be bloated by the addition of another 16 teams. Thats great, of course, for nations that rarely or never get to cheer for their colors. But dont let FIFA kid you that diluting the quality of the football is positive for anything other than its coffers. With 80 matches instead of 64, FIFA has forecast the equivalent of $1 billion extra income from broadcasting and sponsor deals, plus ticket sales. Therell be more lopsided blowouts, like England 6, Panama 1 this time. Therell be more teams cowering in their own half, with all 10 outfield players forming a block in front of their goal, because they dont have the depth of talent to do much else tacticall y .WORLD CUP: COLUMNThe World Cup? Fan-bloomin-tastic By TATIANA TITOVA and JAMES ELLINGWORTHAssociated PressYEKATERINBURG, Russia „ The massive scaffolding seating structures soaring out of each end of Yekaterinburg Arena were built to show Russia was serious about saving money. At the end of the World Cup, the temporary stands symbolize the problems with the tournaments legacy. The stands were mocked on social media as fans sitting in those sections were exposed to the elements and looked as if they were watching from a different stadium entirely. No matter. It was fiscally responsible: The seating could be dismantled after the World Cup to save on stadium maintenance, its components donated to smaller local venues. But now regional officials say they dont yet have a plan to remove the stands, or the funds to do it, and are asking Moscow to help. The stadium used to host soccer and other sports like track and field, but after World Cup renovations its only suitable for soccer. It costs up to 367 million rubles ($5.9 million) a year to maintain. Just by football you cannot make money at this stadium. It will never pay off by football matches only,Ž Deputy Governor Sergei Shvindt told The Associated Press. He hopes concerts and shows will eventually cover, or at least reduce, the shortfall. After reaching the quarterfinals, Russia may have newfound confidence on the soccer field. Its cities, though, could end up burdened with costly arenas. The Yekaterinburg Arena cost 12.7 billion rubles ($203 million) to renovate for the World Cup, and the head of the Ural Yekaterinburg football club, which is due to play there after the World Cup, has told local media it will cost 1 billion rubles ($16 million) to remove the extra stands. Maintenance costs for other stadiums have soared, too, and local officials are pleading for help from the federal government. The stadium in Samara appears the most expensive at around $8 million a year, according to an estimate acting governor Alexander Fetisov gave the state news agency Tass. The Russian government remains tight-lipped on how stadiums will be maintained, but World Cup organizing committee chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday that Russia must keep spending to avoid a repeat of 2014 host Brazils under-used, poorly maintained and loss-making stadiums. You cant throw the stadiums away. You have to work on them every day and be responsible with them,Ž he said, and sadly in Brazil they didnt have the resources to do that at several stadiums.Ž Volgograds stadium cost around $276 million „ or $69 million per World Cup game it hosted. The capacity of 45,000 is nearly 12 times greater than the average crowd for club team Rotor Volgograds games last season. Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi and Kaliningrad face similar problems in a country which has Europes biggest population but crowds at its top-level soccer games barely average more than the main Belgium league. WORLD CUPRussia faces uncertain legacy after hosting

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BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, July 15, 2018 AVON PARK … In an effort to link the tri-county region with the successful programs and services that South Florida State College (SFSC) offers, it announced its newest advertising campaign, Get Connected. Get Connected is an approachable, attainable advertising and marketing campaign that aspires to connect individuals to the skills, services, or network they need to move ahead. The experienced faculty and staff will continue to focus on the academic opportunities that the College provides, both globally and on a one-on-one basis. This campaign is SFSCs answer to the question, How can SFSC help me?Ž The College wanted to develop a campaign that ties future students, current students, alumni, donors, companies, and the community to the many offerings at SFSC. At South Florida State College, we want people to know that we provide quality and affordable learning solutions,Ž said Melissa Kuehnle, director of institutional communications at SFSC. There are many advantages to getting connected to the College as a student, a company partner, a community advocate, a supportive donor, or even as a professional who just needs to brush up on a certain skill. Our hope is to set our neighbors on a path to success utilizing the variety of programs, courses, and services we offer. This campaign is also a nod to the many digital communities that our friends belong to and we hope to expand that network by advancing the professional connections that our students, staff, faculty, and alumni make. We want everyone to Get ConnectedŽ to SFSC, and a better life as a result.Ž For more information about SFSC, call 863-453-6661 or visit south”orida. edu.SFSC announces new Get Connected campaignSPECIAL TO THE HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNPapa Johns is pulling founders image from its marketingNEW YORK „ Papa Johns, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur. His face was off at least some materials by late morning Friday, though the company said the details and exact timing for everything were still being worked out. The pizza chain said there are no plans to change its name. Schnatter is still on the board and is the companys largest shareholder „ meaning he remains a key presence. Papa Johns has acknowledged in regulatory “lings that Schnatters public role as its pitchman could be a liability if his reputation was damaged. The company got a taste of that last year, when Schnatter stepped down as CEO after blaming disappointing pizza sales on the outcry surrounding football players kneeling during the national anthem. This week, Papa Johns was already trying to further publicly distance itself from Schnatter after Forbes reported he used the N-word during a conference call in May. Schnatter apologized and said he would resign as chairman. That prompted the companys stock to recover some of the losses it suffered after the report, and shares were up less than 1 percent Friday. Schnatter owns nearly 30 percent of the stock. In addition to appearing in TV ads, Schnatters image has been on packaging and at the center of a logo that usually was all over the website of the Louisville, Kentuckybased company. Keith Hollingsworth, a professor with Morehouse Colleges business department, said keeping Schnatter in the marketing and advertising would signal to people that the company does not have a problem with his comments, or that it doesnt think they are a big deal. Five years from now, they might be able to start bringing him back. But at the moment, you have to be very decisive and show you take this very seriously,Ž Hollingsworth said. Schnatter had used the slur during a media training exercise, Forbes said. When asked how he would distance himself from racist groups, By CANDICE CHOIAP FOOD INDUSTRY WRITER TIMOTHY D. EASLEY/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 18, 2017, le photo, Papa Johns founder and CEO John Schnatter attends a meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Papa John ’s plans to pull Schnatters image from marketing materials after reports he used a racial slur. Schnatter apologized Wednesday, July 11, and said he would resign as chairman after Forbes reported that he used the slur during a media training session. Schnatter had stepped down as CEO last year after criticizing NFL protests.PAPA | 6 How to fight about money and stay madly in loveThe way couples talk about money „ and “ght about it, inevitably „ doesnt depend on whether theyre married or not. There are good and bad ways to discuss topics as emotional as money, no matter where you are in your relationship. If you think this could be a serious long-term thing, you would be smart to start having hard money conversations now. Dont avoid friction that could end up helping you learn valuable information about your partner „ and your partnership. You want to be able to see that you can move through con”icts before you get married. Its like your training ground,Ž says Carin Catalano, a Seattle-based marriage and family therapist with a specialty in “nancial therapy. Even if you dont plan to marry, the same rules apply: Start talking money early, get into the details and make it a goal that youll both walk away from an argument feeling respected and understood, Catalano says. Get the basics down now, and by the time youve made the decision to commit to each other, youll be light-years ahead of your peers whove been avoiding the subject.Make money boringMoney is a huge source of con”ict for couples. But talking about it as frequently as you would a more mundane topic takes away some of its power to intimidate. Make How big is your emergency fund?Ž the new What should we watch on Net”ix?Ž Getting to know how your partner approaches money will take some of the “re out of the “ght. Start by laying out your full “nancial picture as soon as you get serious about each other. Share how much debt you have what your credit scores are, whether youve had bankruptcies or foreclosures, and how much you earn and have saved. Its a good idea to explain your families approaches to money, which can help you both understand where your good and bad habits, emotions and beliefs about money are coming from. Then youre ready to face the stickier, ongoing issues that can come up „ such as how you each manage money on a day-to-day basis. Many couples argue about how much is too much to spend on a purchase, for example, or what amount of debt is palatable. Get into the practice of bringing up your concerns, not pushing them down. Think of it as a couple of minutes of awkwardness in service to the long-term health of the relationship.Fight The Right WayWhether or not youre married, “ghting a lot doesnt necessarily mean your relationship is unsuccessful. Fighting becomes a problem if the arguments are nasty and result in personal attacks, leaving both partners feeling drained and small. There is, instead, a right way to “ght. Say youve decided to commingle your “nances „ which I recommend only if youre planning a future together „ and your partner spent way more on a new bass guitar than you thought was reasonable. Follow these steps: If youre really angry, take a few hours, or a day, to cool off. Wait to initiate a hard conversation until youre feeling more calm and rational. When we get angry, were no longer using the part of our brains that is responsible for our centers of reason and judgment,Ž Catalano says. Avoid outright blame. Try saying, I was hurt when I saw that $500 purchase from the checking account, because Ask BriannaBRIANNA MCGURRAN FIGHT | 6 ANCHORAGE, Alaska „ Alaskas last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska. Its going to be crazy,Ž Daymude said of the temporary reopening. He said residents were sad when they heard the news and many people have been reminiscing about their Blockbuster memories. The news was announced to Alaskans on Blockbuster Alaskas Facebook page. The closures come just two months after the host of HBOs Last Week Tonight with John OliverŽ sent a jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie Cinderella ManŽ and other items to the Anchorage store, which displayed it in an effort to ramp up business. Daymude says the buzz from the Oliver connection brought more people to the store. You would not believe how much business we got just from that memorabilia alone,Ž he said. I cant thank John Oliver or his show enough.Ž But it wasnt enough to counter a planned lease increase at both Alaska locations. The jockstrap will probably go to the franchise owner, Alan Payne, who lives outside Austin, Texas. A request for comment from HBO was not immediately returned. In its heyday, Blockbuster had 15 stores in Alaska, Daymude said. Some stores in more remote, less populated parts of the state began closing in the early 2000s. In recent years, Blockbuster stores have vanished in most of the U.S. But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming. The closures will leave the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, as the sole holdout. How exciting,Ž said the Bend stores general manager Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; 1 store left in USBy RACHEL DOROASSOCIATED PRESS MARK THIESSEN/AP File PhotoThis May 2, 2018 le photo shows the exterior of a Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska. Despite the gift of the jockst rap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie Cinderella ManŽ from HBOs John Oliver to bring trac into the store, Blockbuster Alaska Gener al Manager Kevin Daymude said the last two Blockbuster Video locations in Alaska will rent their last video on Sunday, July 15, 2018, appa rently leaving the last Blockbuster Video in Bend, Ore.BUSTER | 6

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D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Amazon. Chipotle. GoPro. These household-name businesses were launched thanks to investments by the founders parents. But parents also have sunk plenty of money into their offsprings doomed enterprises, sometimes endangering their retirements and family relationships in the process. Certi“ed “nancial planner Jon Ten Haagen of Huntington, New York, had a retired client who against his advice gave $100,000 „ most of her savings „ to her son to start a restaurant. The business failed within a year, and he has yet to pay any of the money back, he says. Shes just getting by at this point,Ž Ten Haagen says.Dont offer money you cant afford to loseParents usually want their kids to succeed, and many are accustomed to sacri“cing to help make that happen. But parents shouldnt be mislead about the risks, “nancial planners say. This investment is going to be concentrated, illiquid, and with high risk of total loss,Ž says Hui-chin Chen, a CFP in Arlington, Virginia. If it “ts in the parents portfolio and does not jeopardize their retirement, then its something both sides may consider.Ž Parents whose “nances cant withstand losing the money should focus on providing other kinds of support, such as helping draft a business plan or pointing them to the nearest Small Business Development Center. These centers, part of the U.S. Small Business Administration, provide advice and support to would-be entrepreneurs.Insist on a planSpeaking of business plans, make sure your kid has one before any money changes hands, says Douglas A. Boneparth, a CFP in New York. The plan should include details such as the target audience for the business, what competition exists, expected setup and ongoing costs and when the business is likely to be pro“table. You want to know when you can expect a return, even if its just knowing your child will be successful,Ž he says. Good plans require considerable research and effort, so your daughters or sons willingness to do this footwork can be an indication of whether he or she is entrepreneurial enough to run a business, Boneparth says.Define your roleWill you be an investor in the company or a lender? Will you have a say in how the company operates? If the business succeeds, will you share in that success with a slice of the pro“ts or the ability to sell your stake? Parents who are going to be investors or partners should ask for a formal operating agreement that outlines “nancial contributions, voting rights, rules on making decisions and how people will join or leave the company. Operating agreements are a normal part of setting up a limited liability company, which also can help protect the parents assets from lawsuits and other problems created by the business. Many business founders, however, dont like being told how to run their business and may have a hard time answering to shareholders or investors, Chen says. In this case, they need to answer to their parents, which can be even more problematic,Ž she says. Chen has advised clients to instead structure monetary help as a loan, with interest rates that meet IRS guidelines to avoid gift tax complications. Parents always have the option to forgive the loan later. Those who want to minimize parent-child tensions may opt to skip the loan and make an outright gift. Most wont have to worry about gift taxes, since people now have to give away over $11 million during their lifetimes before taxes might be owed. But gifts larger than $15,000 per recipient per year trigger a requirement that the giver “le a gift tax return.What about the other kids?Parents also should consider family dynamics if there are siblings, since helping one child can foster jealousy in the others. Those Mom always liked you bestŽ rivalries can tear families apart. Parents dont have to make equal distributions to each child, but may want to consider accounting for money in their wills or other estate plans. If a loan isnt paid back, for example, it could be deducted from that childs inheritance, says Steve Branton, a CFP in San Francisco. Resist the urge to keep the arrangement a secret, advises Megan Ford, a “nancial therapist at the University of Georgia and past-president of the Financial Therapy Association. Engage the other siblings early in the decision-making process to discuss their feelings and concerns, she advises. A common tactic families use to sidestep con”ict is avoidance, but transparency and communication is key to avoiding resentment within the family,Ž Ford says. This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal “nance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certi“ed “nancial planner and author of Your Credit Score.Ž Email: lweston@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lizweston.Can you afford to help your kid start a business? Nerd WalletLIZ WESTON BUSINESS NEWS BRIEFS1st Choice Primary Care offers extended hours SEBRING „ 1st Choice Primary Care is excited to announce the extension of their hours. They will now be seeing patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sameday appointments are available, and they are currently accepting new patients. 1st Choice Primary Care is an innovative primary care facility that is owned and operated by Nurse Practitioners (NPs). NPs have been providing primary, acute, and specialty healthcare to patients of all ages and walks of life for nearly half a century. NPs assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, and initiate and manage treatment plans … including prescribing medications. They are the healthcare providers of choice for millions of patients. An NP is truly your partner in good health.The Tutoring Center to host free community eventsSEBRING „ The Tutoring Center, Sebring is welcoming the public to join them for two events in August to prepare for the school year. Aug. 3, they are inviting all Highlands County educators to come to the Tutoring Center and Aug. 6, hosting a Free Community Testing event to see where your child stands for the school year. Event details are below. All Highlands County educators are invited to the Back to School Meet and Greet from 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. This event is open to all educators … take a tour, come and see “rst hand what we do, and lets talk about how we can help you throughout the school year. Parents and students are welcome to attend. By attending the event, educators will be able to enter to win a $150 spa package. Call the Tutoring Center by Aug. 1 to RSVP. A Free Community Testing Event and open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6. RSVP is required for this event so we may reserve your testing time. Find out where your child stands this school year and take a tour of our center. BRADENTON Cortez Plaza (941) 752-3300SARASOTA SOUTHClark Road (941) 921-2121SEBRING LAKESHORE MALL (between Belk and Sears) (863) 382-7771SARASOTA NORTH University Pkwy (941) 359-8400 adno=3592412

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 www.highlandsnewssun.com THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYTeacher Recruiting EventWednesday, August 1, 2018 5:00 … 7:00 pm George Douglas Administrative Building 426 School Street Sebring, FL 33870 Large Conference Room If you or someone you know would like to become a teacher and have a. . Bachelors Degree or Higher? Desire to Work with Children? Passion for Learning? If you answered yesŽ to the 3 questions above, you are invited to attend the Recruiting Event. Please bring your transcripts with degree conferral or college diploma with degree major. For questions call (863) 471-5733/5737 adno=3595449 LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 18-372 W AUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida state banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF HOPE OSBERG PECK A/K/A HOPE O. PECK, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE ESTATE OF HOPE OSBERG PECK A/K/A HOPE O. PECK, DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PART IES CLAIMING BY THOUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HOPE OSBERG PECK A/K/A HOPE O. PECK; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be alive or dead, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown nautral persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, tru stees or any other perso n claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named as the Defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal sta tus is unknown; AND THE ESTATE OF ANTONY MICHAEL PECK A/K/A ANTONY M. PECK, DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINS T A NTONY MICHAEL PECK A/K/ A A NTONY M. PECK; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be alive or dead, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown nautral persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claim ing by, through u nder, or against any corporation or o ther legal entity named as the Defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown; AND ALL OTHERS IT MAY CONCERN. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure of the following described real property in Highlands County, Florida: Lots 14, 15, 16 and the Westerly 20 feet of Lot 17, Block 8 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 11, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Pla t Book 7, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and a portion of Government Lot 12, being the Westerl y 354.74 feet of Government Lot 12 lying between the South line o f Government Lot 12, Section 19, Township 35 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, and the South line of Lots 22, 23, 24 and 25, Block 5, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 11, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. LESS and EXCEPT all of Lot 14 and portion of Lot 15, Block 8, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 11, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and a portion of Governm ent Lot 12 in Section 19, Towns hip 35 So uth, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, all being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwes t corner of Lot 14, said point being on the North right-of-way line o f Maxanna Avenue; thence North 45 degrees 0347 West along the West line of Lot 14, a distance o f 207.53 feet to the Northwest corner of Lot 14, said point also being on the South line of Governmen t Lot 12; thence North 0 degrees 0000 East along the West line of said Section 19, for a distance of 286.51 feet; thence North 74 degrees 4440 East for a distance of 236.91 feet; thence South 0 degrees 0000 West for a distance of 348.37 feet to a point on the South line of Government Lot 12, said point also being on the North line of said Lot 15; thence South 89 degrees 5227 West along the North line of said Lot 15, a distance of 11.50 feet to a point; thence South 0 degrees 0733 East, a ditance of 125.00 feet to a point on the North right-of-way line of Maxanna Avenue; thence South 89 degrees 5227 West along said right-of-way line a distance of 17.50 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the South; thence in a Southwesterly direct ion along the arc of said curve to t he left (said curve having for its e lements a radius of 75.00 feet and a central angle of 44 degrees 5614) for a distance of 58.82 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with Lot 49, Block 8, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the map or palt thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel Id: C-24-35-28-110-00800150 Commonly known as: 622 Maxanna Avenue, Sebring, FL 33875 has been filed against you by Plaintiff, W ACHULA STATE BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on Brandon S. Craig, Esquire, ABLES & CRAIG, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 551 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870, service@heartlandfloridalaw.com, on or before August 30, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs idilhf F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s NOTICE OFACTION16 attorney or i mme di ate l y t h erea f ter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for t he relief demanded i n the complaint. DATED ON THIS JULY 2, 2018. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: Cyndi S. Dassinger, As Deputy Clerk July 15, 22, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Food Service ManagerCamp Wingmann, Avon ParkExperienced cook and kitchen manager needed to serve delicious, child-friendly meals. Must love young people. Parttime (14-16 weekends) during school year, full-time in JuneJuly. Must have food manager certification. Salary negotiableSend resume to campwingmann@gmail.com863-453-4800 HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 80 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus, 09-04-18 to 6-01-19. The employer is Circle H Citrus, Inc. and $11.29 per hour is guaranteed, however, during the harvest and pre-harvest, workers may be paid various piece rates depending upon crop act ivity and variety, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. W orksites are in Hardee, Indian River, Okeechobee, Polk, Des oto, Hendry, Martin, St. Lucie, Highlands, Osceola, and Lee counties, Florida. Employer will guarantee the opportunity for w ork for the hourly equivalent of 3 /4 of the hours of the work pe riod. The employer will provide the work tools, supplies and equipment at no cost to the worker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuti ng distances, reason able transportation and subsis tence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this job at the Florida OneStop Career Center office located at 2160 NE Roan Ave., A rcadia, FL 34266. Telephone: 863-993-1008 ext. 231 using j ob listin g number 10732503. Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 Handyman WantedA handyman is needed to work on rental units in Highlands Co., FL. 863-243-9191Call, Text or Emailmike@mypeaceland.com GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Handyman Assistant Dependable & reliable a must; exp. preferred. Valid DL. Own tools not req. 863-633-0145Email Resume:kingdommind edmaintenance@gmail.com 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 www.hardeecounty.net w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. Lawn Care Help Wanted Experienced in weed eating, mowing, edging & blowing. Non-smoking 863-381-2005 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 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 Inn on the Lakes Now Hiring:Maintenance PersonMust have experienceApply in Person: 3101 Golfview Rd., Sebring. Looking for a Handy Personto do small jobs. In Palmdale area. Call863-265-0366 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 jobs@flynnmanagement.com W O RKER S NEEDED 120 workers needed for Martinez and Sons Trucking, LLC for sugar cane planting from 09/02/18 to 01/15/19. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour. Job location is in South Florida. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the wor k day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 job order 10725980 FT T ruc k D r i ver~ A von P ar k HS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi able experience & CDL AŽ current DOT certificate required. $16/hr Must pass background check. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue HELPWANTED2001 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 office@lpclp.com CLASSIFIED ADSSELL NURSING INSTRUCTOR (FT) Application review begins: 7/27/18. For details and to apply visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. CASHIER (FT) Application deadline: 7/22/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF. PT Truck Drivers Helper~Must be able to lift 50+lbs; have own transportation & pass Level II background check. Starting pay: $11/hr. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Dague 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. S enior gentleman needs live-in housekeeper Golf Hammock area. Room, board + $800/mo, private quarters. 863-382-0555 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 MEDICAL2030 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 Onlineatwww.palmsofsebring.com GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! 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. MUSICAL2035 Bethany Baptist Church Avon Park seeks aPiano Player. Call Brenda863-452-1136 RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 PT Bartender Needed~ to f ill in during summer. Exp. pref. Apply at American Legion Pos t 25, 1490 US Hwy 27 N. Lake Placid. NO CALLS PLEASE SKILLED TRADES2050 Plumber WantedFlorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is hiring for a Plumber. A working knowledge of plumbing systems and equipment, a high school diploma and valid Florida Driver's License required. Three year's plumbing experience in a hospital setting, formal plumbing training or apprenticeship, valid Florida Plumbing Contractor License and Medical Gas Installer Certification preferred. Please apply at: JoinAHS.com T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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 office@lpclp.com Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid863-465-9641 CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 Personal caregiver needed~ live-in position; $15.50/hr, 35 hrs/wk. Rent free! Elec., cable & WiFi incl. No pets. 863-4410304 ask for Scotty (disabilit y speaking, patience needed). SEEKING EMPLOYMENT2120 In-Home Care ProviderAvailable~ RN 35 yrs exp. Exc. ref. Spotless background! Michelle, 870-391-9432

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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 15, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 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 Reward!!! Lost Boston Terrier~Last seen 6/12 on US Hwy 27 near Palmdale. 309-238-7982 6000 MERCHANDISE Generator~ 3750 watts, $250 obo. Great for Hurricane Season!! 863-471-6469 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 Sebring Estate Sale~Sat & Sun at 1212 Highland Dr. Entire household contents for sale! House avail. for rent too! GARAGE SALES6014 Church of the RedeemerChristmas In July8a-2p every Sat in Julyat 910 W. Martin Rd., Avon Park Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County SEWING6026 S ewing Machine~ Husqvarna Viking, used little, paid $500, asking $275 863-414-7304 FURNITURE6035 45 use d stee l c h a i rs, $100.00 firm, 863-414-5296 Bedroom set, queen 6 piece, ex cellent condition, $450, 863 465-2375. Chi na C a bi net, 36 x 72 medium brown, glass front, $55.00 863-414-2827 C offee Table, rattan, glass top, $45.00 863-414-2827 Entertainment cabinet, cherry w ood, 58L x 21W x 28H, $125, 863-465-2375. We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 "NEW" DOWNTOWN MALLOPEN THU-SAT9a-5pBest Prices on New & Used Furniture and Antiques!! Leather recliner $49 6 sofas from $77-$177 Wood desks from $45 Dbl. dresser & mirror $69 Walnut 5pc dining set $49231 S. Ridgewood Dr. 2 blocks from Circle 863-471-3435 L aZ B oy L oveseat~ non smo k ers, good cond., gently used. $250 obo. 863-414-2980 Leather Reclining Sofa, 8, beige $500; Leather Reclining Chair ivory. $200. 863-991-5284. Tanglewood P u ll out so f a b e d couch,shades of gray, woven fabric, $130.00, 863-385-1615 S leigh queen bed, dresser, c hest, 2 night stands, $500. Sofa, loveseat, recliner. Badcock. Suede. All kick-outs, $500, 863-655-1762. TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 El ement TV 54 w i t h b u ff et, w i t h lg sound bar. All for $500, 863655-1762. S pea k ers & woo f er, l arge Mi ts i bishi, $50, 863-465-2375. ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 C oca C o l a U nopene d B ott l es call for details, $5.00 ea. or $20 for 6 pack, 863-273-8811 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cast & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 R are T a bl e L amps~ (2) 1950 s small black panther lamps. $75 for both obo. 863-840-5595 MEDICAL6095 G o G o S ports scooter, 3 w h ee l good condition, $500, 863-699 2792. W a lk er, 3 w h ee l l arge, f ront basket, hand brakes, good condition, $110.00, 863-385-1615 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 PHOTOGRAPHY/ VIDEO6140 Dark Room Equipment~ FREE 863-314-6656 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 P oo l pump 1 1/2 h p & fil ter, $250 for all. Call for info 863655-1762. LAWN & GARDEN6160 Husqvarna Zero Turn Mower~ RZ 4824F, ZTR 48Ž, 24hp, low hours. Like New! $2,600. 863-273-9318 T oro, 22 i n, se lf prope l recy cling bagger exc ond, $200.00, 863-273-0500 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Generator~Coleman 1850 W Powermate. Ran great during hurricane! $100. 863-655-5911 DOGS6233 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 Bi r d cage, 32L x 20 1/2W x 20H, $30, 863-465-2375. APPLIANCES6250 Freezer, Frigidaire 1 6 6 cu. f t. 1 yr old, white, $400.00 863414-2827 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Kitchen Appliances~ S tove, microwave & dishwasher. All Black. $300. 863-471-0655 Maytag DryerWhite, Excellent condition! $100. 863-835-0101 Portable AC/Heater~ On wheels. $275. 863-257-7206 R e f r i gerators (2) $225 eac h Kenmore side-by-side $300., 863-655-1762. Water Cooler~ includes one jug, works great! $50. 863-471-0444 Whirlpool Dishwasher~ $40 obo; Over the stove Magtag microwave, $40 obo. 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. P oo l f ence 4 f t, bl ac k screen, 6 mo old, gave $1300, will take $500, 863-655-1762. 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! AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 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 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 U t ili ty T ra il er~ L owe  s 2018 model 5.5 x 9 GPR. Wire mesh w/ramp gate. 15Ž tires, new spare. $1,000 863-273-2636 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 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! RV/CAMPER PARTS7382 Tow Dolly~ S tehl Kodiac. S urge brakes, spare tire, 3rd wheel, basket, lights, tie downs, ready to g o! $1,200. 863-414-4743AVON PARK „ You know why your business rocks. Does anyone else? Take this class to uncover the characteristics that make up your business DNA. Soon, youll be able to boost consumer loyalty and company pro“ts. After answering the two most important questions in all of marketing, youll be ready to skillfully implement customer-winning strategies and face the competition. SBDC Quick Tip: Marketing Your Business is a must-take class to attend before launching that website, product or new business. The Marketing Your Business seminar will take place from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at South Florida State College, 600 W. College Drive, Building H, Room 110. Speaker will be Michael Noel. Call SFSC at 863-7847405 to reserve a seat. Refer to CRN 30826. Cost is just $25 and includes seminar materials. To “nd out more about Florida SBDC at USF no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars, visit us online at SBDCTampaBay.com. The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily re”ect the views of the SBA.Marketing your business seminar to be offered at SFSCSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN AVON PARK … A Certi“ed Professional Food Manager Review Class & Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Ridge Area Arc Training Room. The review class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The facility is at 4352 Independence St. (off College Drive), Avon Park. The cost is $150 per student. The fee includes a 7th Edition ServSafe Manager Review Guide, Review Class, ServSafe CPFM Exam and a First Time Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. If a student does not pass the “rst time, the second time the review class and exam are free as long as the student calls within 21 days of original exam. Materials are in English. Seating is limited. Those who just want to re-certify can take the exam only for $60 or if a student needs a book to study for the exam then it is $90. The review class or free second test are not included. Students wanting to take the exam only can come at 1:30 p.m. Register for the class by July 25. Bring payment to Ridge Area Arc Administration, 4352 Independence St., Avon Park where students can also pick up their Manager Review Guide. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Ridge Area Arc. Cash and credit cards are accepted. A $20 fee will apply to all returned checks. A no showŽ will result in a loss of all registration fees. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 863-452-1295, ext. 124. Businesses and organizations with “ve or more students can also schedule private classes and testing for the Food Managers certi“cate. The National Restaurant Associations ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certi“cation is nationally recognized. It is good for “ve years from the exam date. Local laws apply. Earning the certi“cation tells the industry that the certi“ed manager knows food safety and the critical importance of its role … and enables them to share food safety knowledge with every other employee. Through ServSafe Food Safety, students will master sanitation, the ”ow of food through an operation, sanitary facilities and pest management. ServSafe is the training that is learned, remembered, shared and used. According to Florida Statutes and related administrative rules, managers responsible for storage, preparation, display and service of food in the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulationlicensed food service establishments to pass a Certi“ed Food Manager examination. Every DBPR-licensed food service establishment must have at least one certi“ed food manager, and one must be present any time four or more employees are engaged in preparation, storage, or service of food. Managers have 30 days after employment to become certi“ed. The food training programs are a service provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-pro“t charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. The food programs are open to all individuals.Class offers Food Manager review and examSpecial to Highlands News-Sun

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It is recommended that even volunteer organizations (churches, clubs and other non-profits) serving food should have their food workers trained in a food safety program. The SafeStaff Foodhandler Training Program is the contracted program of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandated key food safety principles: 1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Preventing cross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. The causes and effects of major foodborne illnesses; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be provided and given to each student. A certificate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substitution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 4352 Independence St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration office off College Drive to make a payment. When submitting payment, include your name, birthdate, address and phone number. For more details or to verify there is still an opening, call 863-452-1295, ext. 124. The class will be taught in Ridge Area Arcs training room at the workcenter, 4352 Independence St., off College Drive, Avon Park. Students can show up 15 minutes prior to class time and must be prompt. The Foodhandler Training Program is a service being provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-profit charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. 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Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet. com.FIGHTFROM PAGE 1 Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using the word. Schnatter subsequently issued a statement acknowledging the use of inappropriate and hurtfulŽ language. Regardless of the context, I apologize,Ž the statement said. The fallout from his comments continued Friday. The University of Louisville said it will remove the Papa Johns name from its football stadium, and that it will rename the John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at its business college. Earlier in the week, the school said Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees. Major League Baseball had also said it was inde“nitely suspending a promotion with Papa Johns that offered people discounts at the pizza chain after a player hit a grand slam. Papa Johns International Inc. began operations in 1984 and had more than 5,200 locations globally. The company cannot afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Dominos. For the “rst three months of this year, Papa Johns said a key sales “gure fell 5.3 percent in North America. Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/ candicechoiPAPAFROM PAGE 1 MOSCOW „ Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournaments visibility decreased across America. The absence of the U.S. team here doesnt change what were doing,Ž said Ricardo Fort, The Coca-Cola Co.s head of global sponsorships. The real value is based on how broad our programs are implemented. We have over 180 countries doing work.Ž FIFA said after the group stage that of 2.6 million tickets sold, U.S. residents bought about 97,000 on FIFAs website and from its ticketing centers, second only to host Russias 1.1 million. The U.S. was second to host Brazil in 2014, but the American total was around 200,000 that year. We were all disappointed when the U.S. team didnt qualify,Ž said Brian Perkins, vice president of global marketing for Budweiser at Anheuser-Busch InBev. But two-thirds of the sales of Budweiser globally are sold outside of the U.S., so actually the bigger part of the business is international, and thats where all the growth is coming from as well. It really didnt change much at all.Ž World Cup advertising increased sharply in the U.S. during the past few tournaments. Nike used a 70-foot advertising board near New Yorks Penn Station and its store windows to attract attention. Plans for U.S. marketing changed last October when the U.S. lost at Trinidad and Tobago, ending a string of seven straight World Cup appearances dating to 1990. Since Team USA will not be competing, we dont have much going on,Ž Nike spokesman Ilana Finley said in an email. Past World Cups contributed to soccers growth in the U.S., both at Major League Soccer and at the youth level. The four matches involving the American team in 2014 were seen by 10 million to 18 million viewers on ESPN and generated what then-U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati called water-cooler talk.Ž That opportunity was lost in this four-year cycle. Fox, which holds U.S. English-language television rights, had been projecting four of 64 matches involving the American team. We had to pivot quickly,Ž Fox Sports senior vice president of ad sales Mike Petruzzi said. While viewers declined from the 2014 tournament in Brazil, the level is up from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when the U.S. games are factored out. You are naturally going to have more people paying attention back home when your country is in the tournament, but there has still been a ton of interest in the World Cup in the United States,Ž current USSF president Carlos Cordeiro said in an email. That clearly shows how the game has grown over the years.Ž Visa is using the World Cup to expand the use of near “eld communication contactless payment technology and brought Ibrahimovic, now with MLSs LA Galaxy, to Russia for the tournaments “rst week for promotion. Some of the biggest amount of spending that were seeing in Russia is coming from American fans who travel to Russia to see the World Cup in person,Ž said Chris Curtin, Visas chief brand and innovation marketing of“cer.Corporations market at World Cup despite absence of USBy RONALD BLUMAP SPORTS WRITER REBECCA BLACKWELL/AP PhotoIn this July 11, 2018 photo, a man drinks a beer in a Budweiser pavilion in front of Luzhniki Stadium as fans arrive for the seminal match between Croatia and England, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia.3600 South Highlands Ave. | Sebring, FL 33870 | HighlandsRegional.com trouble breathing Dizziness, passing out, fainting Pain in the arm, jaw, or anywhere in body Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk or move Possible broken bone t, w y o o ve e Seizures Severe headache High fever Severe allergic reaction with swelling, hives Coughing or throwing up bloodSource: medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000593.htm To speak to a registered nurse or for a physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse 24/7 at 866-442-2362 WHEN ITS S IOUS.Sometimes it can be dicult to know when a trip to the emergency department is necessary. 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