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AN EDITION OF THE SUNYOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 203 | $1.25 Good Morning To Carol Souder Thanks for reading! newssun TheNewsSun Sunday, July 22, 2018 Comics .................... NEWS WIRE Classieds .......................... D3-4 Highlands Homes ................... C1 Local Sports .......................... B1 Lottery .......................... SPORTS Obituaries .............................. A5 Viewpoints ............................. A6 Weather ................. NEWS WIRE SEBRING „ Highlands County hopes to get part of the Help America Vote Act: The initiative of the current administration to secure voting systems against tampering. Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg said the $380 million federal program will provide $19.2 million to Florida. Out of that, she has sent a grant for $116,074 to improve monitoring of systems, both in person and through software. Were working with the Clerk of the Courts Information Technology Department to ensure that security,Ž Ogg said. She said the act was signed on March 23. Floridas Legislative Budget Committee gave permission Thursday to disburse funds to counties, “rst by a base rate and then based on proportion of voting-age population. At this point, Ogg said, the voter registration database is secure. She doesnt know of any attempts to hack into Highlands Countys database. The tabulation side is different, Ogg said: Florida is still on paper ballots and voting machines are not attached to the internet. Florida is a paper ballot state,Ž Ogg said. There are some counties with digital (machines) for the handicapped. We dont have them here.Ž She said the deadline for every county to go to paper-based systems is 2020. The closest Highlands County comes to a digital voting machine is the AutoMARK system: It marks a ballot for someone not physically able to do so. Highlands County once had a blended system, Ogg said. Thensupervisor Joe Campbell chose AutoMARK, which prints out a paper ballot to then be scanned by the optical scanning devices. Theres always a paper trail,Ž Ogg said. Every ballot we have is paper.Ž It makes it easier to audit by hand after every election, she said. Meanwhile, those wanting to change their party af“liation will want to do it this week. The deadline is July 30. Ogg said the voter registration book will closeŽ that day, and anyone wanting to register in Funds requested to secure voting systemsBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Vacant lots in SunN Lake of Sebring have a high foreclosure rate, and a consultant told the Sun N Lake Board of Supervisors that lowering the assessments on these lots would improve the ability to collect the taxes and help stem delinquencies. Steven McDonald, chief economist with GAI consultants, said the assessment should more closely match the lots market value. The vacant lots are not using the community center nor the playground. They are not accessing the same level of bene“ts as the homes in the area, he explained. In fact, McDonald estimates the lots are only accessing 10 percent of the bene“ts that Sun N Lake provides to residents. People who own a vacant lot are not driving back and forth to their homes every day and using the roads. They are not using the parks or the recreation that are offered, McDonald said. He came up with the proposed changes in the assessments on the vacant lots based on this 10 percent value. In some areas, the vacant, unimproved lots are not even connected to roads or drainage. Yet, these vacant lots on less than a third of an SNL discusses lower fees on vacant lotsBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Lynne Reinhardt is starting a modernized sewing circle of sorts. Reinhardt is looking to start a community of those who like to recycle while fundraising for the Humane Society of Highlands County. The purpose is to sew reusable bags, similar to grocery store cloth bags. The bags help to keep plastic out of land“ll and be sold with the proceeds going to save animals. She is modeling the club after Boomerang Bags, a global campaign to eliminate plastic from land“lls and oceans. Reinhardt will call the club Sew, Share and Carry OnŽ and already has a Facebook page with the “rst meeting dates set. The “rst two meetings will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-26 respectively at the humane society, 7421 Haywood Taylor Blvd. I could use a little help with this ongoing project and would gratefully accept any help, cutting, sorting, etc., and could also use High Energy laundry detergent donated for the cause,Ž Reinhardt said. I end up washing a lot of these materials in my own commercial washing machine and dry them all out in the sunshine.Ž These arent just any cloth bags; they will be decorated, painted and embellished. They may have the humane societys logo and have paw prints walkingŽ across them. Reinhardt said there is no need to sew to join in the fun. There are lots of jobs that dont involve sewing,Ž she said. Anyone who is old enough to handle art supplies is welcome. The “rst time we meet will be a cutting party.Ž Reinhardt will bring the materials, thread, sewing machines and needed supplies. Those who prefer their own scissors or tools can bring them. Once the patterns are cut out, the sewing will go quickly in an assembly line fashion. Since the bags are easily sewn on a home machine, seamstresses can take the projects home to “nish. The whole project started in 2012. I made these beds out of old sweaters for my cats and organized a small workshop at the humane society to make more for the shelter,Ž Reinhardt said. One very vocal kitty overseeing us from a cage quieted down as soon as fellow sewer, Diedra Mars, gave him his very own bed when she was “nished hand-sewing it together. He immediately climbed into it and started purring.Ž The sewers found out that a lot of those earlier blankets disintegrated in the washing process because of the fabrics. That experience did not deter Reinhardt. I saw there was a need for lots of bedding for the shelter and a way to “ll that need,Ž she said. Extra large comforters were dif“cult to launder and it was hard to gather enough donations to keep the needs met, especially when the temperature dropped and the animals were shivering in their kennels. I started cutting down these over-sized items and stitching up the raw edges, multiplying by many, every donation and alleviating the chronic shortage.Ž Reinhardt has an artistic background from theater to singing and songwriting and journalism. She began sewing when her son was an infant so she could be an athome mom. A good pawsBy KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERNew sewing club forming to help Humane Society COURTESY PHOTO/LYNNE REINHARDTA simple prototype of a Boomerang -style BagŽ that has been produced by Lynne Reinhardt. She is starting a club for others to help sewing them as a fundraiser for the local humane society. COURTESY PHOTOSewing pet beds and blankets for the local pet shelters is how Reinhardt got started with Boomerang Bags as an idea for a fundraiser for the humane society. PAWS | 9 Elections office: If changing parties, do it now FILE PHOTOHighlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg, seen here in November 2016, said the $380 million federal program to secure voting systems against tampering will provide $19.2 million to Florida. Out of that, she has sent a grant for $116,074 to improve monitoring of systems, both in person and through software.VOTING | 8 MELISSA MAIN/STAFFSteven McDonald, a chief economist from GAI consultants, spoke to the Sun N Lake improvement district at their meeting Friday. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry oce(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an aliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870; email or call 863-386-5634. OFFICE Location: 315 U.S. 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m. … 5 p.m. Monday Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Total $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7 a.m. Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PUBLISHER Tim Smolarick 863-386-5624 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor/Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 Pallavi Agarwall, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 RETAIL ADVERTISING Cli Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION MANAGER Rob Kearley, Circulation Manager 863-385-6155 PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classied Account Executive 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Oce Manager 863-385-6155 SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to SEBRING „ A traf“c stop on North Ridgewood Drive turned into a drug arrest with charges for cocaine, methamphetamine and a synthetic drug. On Wednesday, Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce charged Brenda Lee Bass, 54, of Sebring, with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and possession of drug equipment. While two HCSO deputies were patrolling an area of Glenwood Avenue and North Ridgewood Drive, they had Bass stop her vehicle because a bicycle on the back was obstructing the view of the license plate, according to the arrest report. One of the deputies reported he asked Bass to exit the vehicle while the other deputy checked the information regarding her drivers license. According to the arrest report, a K-9 deputy and his K-9 partner also arrived on the scene, and the K-9 partner indicated drugs were in the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and found the following items in the vehicle, the report said: € A white eye glass case with a clear plastic bag that held a white powdery substance that “eld tested positive for cocaine; € A black zipper pouch with a black digital scale and a small Ziploc bag that contained a brownish residual substance that “eld tested positive for methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDMA is also known as Ecstasy or Molly; € A blue container with a blue straw and a glass smoking apparatus. Both items had residual amounts of a crystal-like substance that “eld tested positive for methamphetamine; € The blue container also held three Ziploc bags. Each bag contained a crystal-like substance that also “eld tested positive for methamphetamine.Sebring woman charged with drug possessionBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER BASS SEBRING „ Highlands County district schools will be holding their open houses Aug. 7 and Aug. 9 for the upcoming school year, which starts Aug. 13. Memorial Elementary Principal Courtney Floyd said the open house sets the tone for the year. Students meet their teacher and classmates and get to see their friends again. It is important for the parents because everything is there at one time so they can sign up their child for afterschool daycare or review the bus routes and get information on the schools academics, she said. Some parents will bring their childs school supplies to the open house so the student doesnt have to tote everything on the “rst day of school, Floyd said. They are welcome to do that. The elementary school open houses are on Aug. 7 while the secondary schools „ middle and high „ will hold their open houses on Aug. 9. Following are the times for the elementary school open houses on Aug. 7: € Avon Elementary, 4-6 p.m. € Cracker Trail Elementary, 5-7 p.m. € Fred Wild Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m. € Kindergarten Learning Center, 4-6 p.m. € Lake Country Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m. € Lake Placid Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m. € Memorial Elementary, 4-6 p.m. € Park Elementary, 4:306:30 p.m. € Sun n Lake Elementary, 4-6 p.m. € Woodlawn Elementary, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Following are the times for the secondary school open houses on Aug. 9: €Avon Park Middle School, 4-6 p.m. €Hill-Gustat Middle School, 3:30-6 p.m. €Sebring Middle School, 3:30-6 p.m. €Lake Placid Middle School, 4:30-6:30 p.m. €Avon Park High School, 5-7 p.m. €Sebring High School, 4-6 p.m. €Lake Placid High School, 5-7 p.m. €Highlands Career Institute, 5-7:30 p.m. There will be a parent meeting at 5:30 pm in Room G101.School open house dates setBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER MARC VALERO/STAFFSchool open house/orientation oers an opportunity for students to meet their teacher and for parents to learn more about the services and academics at their childs school.SEBRING „ A Sebring man crashed his vehicle into his ex-girlfriends vehicle at a local store, authorities say. On Wednesday, Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce charged Aneudy Moises Gomez, 36, of Sebring, with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. According to the arrest report, Gomez intentionally crashed his vehicle into his ex-girlfriends gray Honda Accord. His girlfriend was reversing out of her parking space when he intentionally rammed the vehicle,Ž the report stated. The ex-girlfriend stated that she believed Gomez had seen her leaving work and followed her to the store. The ex-girlfriend also stated that she believed the incident occurred because she had told Gomez she was planning to remove her name from the vehicle and cancel the insurance. The eyewitness stated in the report that the ex-girlfriend was reversing slowly and that Gomez approached her vehicle slowly until he was near her vehicle. At that point, Gomez accelerated his speed, ramming into the back of the vehicle,Ž while tightly gripping the steering wheelŽ and ducking down as if to brace for impact,Ž the report stated. The eyewitness stated, The collision appeared to be intentional.Ž Gomez reportedly said that he had no idea it was his ex-girlfriend in the vehicle and it was due to him not paying attention,Ž the report stated. According to the deputy, Gomez did not appear to take the incident seriously. The stores security footage was reviewed. According to the report, the victim was seen moving slowly in reverse and Gomez was seen going from an extremely low rate of speed to accelerating greatly, colliding with [the victim].ŽMan charged with ramming into ex-girlfriends vehicleBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITER GOMEZ SMARTER 5 THINGS That Will Make You 1. Venice, Italy, is known for its bridges. There are 417 bridges in Venice, and 72 of those are private. 2. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 LAKE PLACID „ Increasing the user fees at the Lake June Ball Fields were called into question at a budget workshop Thursday evening. Town Recreation Facility Supervisor Harry Durbano said his department will be feeling the pressure to come up with the funds it needs for the 2018-2019 “scal year because of a $50,000 budget cut that is being proposed in Highlands Countys budget. In a budget workshop on Tuesday, the county announced it was looking to “nd places to cut the budget, and recreation was on the chopping block. Last year, the county gave each town or city $110,000. In the 20182019 “scal year, they are considering a $50,000 cut for each municipality, reducing the amount to $60,000. Word from the county on Friday was that during the Tuesday workshop, commissioners suggested cutting recreation funds because the municipalities could apply for funds through the countys Recreation Parks Advisory Council. Lake Placid Vice Mayor Ray Royce had to switch hats to mayor soon after the workshop began as Mayor John Holbrook had to leave the meeting. Royce said the total user fees were about $9,600 and those funds were supposed to go into an account established for recreation capital expenses like “xing fences. Each sports team participant is charged a $20 user fee per sport. Royce said they had about 500 people participating annually, to total the nearly $10,000. There were more user fees that came in,Ž Rachel Osborne, “nancial director, said. There were some leagues who didnt pay yet.Ž Durbano explained the football league only pays when it has all its players registered and ready to play. Osborne said that it could be over $13,000 total. I think we ought to ask staff, not tonight, but ask them to look into some portions and “gure out how we are going to replace at least some portion of that $50,000,Ž Royce said. Were only going to end up getting about 600-800 users. Even if we charged another $10, we would only end up with another $10,000 or so,Ž he said. If the county is going to do that, especially since it is primarily people who do not live within the municipality who use it and we pay for all that recreation stuff.Ž Town Administrator Phil Williams said they have to cut parts of maintenance to the park in order to adhere to a budget. Im going to let you guys (recreation department) decide if user fees should go up and if some portion of them be dedicated to operational expenses,Ž Royce said. He challenged the recreation department to make sure they were having everyone pay the user fees. Williams told the Council they need to get user fees from the large tournaments such as the Dixie state tournament that was hosted this month. It was a surprise to some Council members that the town was not being paid for the tournaments. Durbano said he had the septic tanks pumped before the tournament at $500 and spent $600 in trash bags and cleaning supplies. Dixie told Durbano they would pay to have the septic systems re-pumped after the tournament. Royce said that with tournament-type events there needs to be a fee of a couple thousand dollars to recoup some of the wear and tear on the “eld. Going forward with some of these events like travel ball, were going to have to charge. If people have a real problem with it, I would tell people talk to their county commissioners,Ž he said. Commissioner Don Elwell will talk about the county budget at a Town Hall set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.Lake Placid considers ball park user fee increaseBy KIM LEATHERMANSTAFF WRITER Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: €U.S. 27 northbound between Lakeview Drive and Vicki Drive: Crews are repairing the sidewalks on the northbound shoulder. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. € U.S. 27 from Lakeview Drive to Flare Road: Crews will be repairing sidewalk and curb in this area. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently from through July 27. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway and lane closures daily. €U.S. 27 southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews will reconstruct the driveway/connection at the old Mexican restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. €U.S. 27 northbound between C.R. 17 and the Polk County line: Crews are investigating the underground utilities. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. €U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from U.S. 27 to Self Avenue: Crews are replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on U.S. 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, U.S. 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on S.R. 64 from Self Avenue to U.S. 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing traf“c separators, sidewalks, traf“c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on U.S. 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane ”agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/ overnight hours on U.S. 27 and SR 64. Estimated project completion date is spring 2020. Motorists should expect lane closures on U.S. 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane ”agging operations on S.R. 64 during the daytime. All U.S. 27 traf“c lanes have shifted eastward and reduced to two lanes in each direction. The entrances to Kersey Street and Prairie Street on southbound U.S. 27 and South Hart Avenue on eastbound S.R. 64 will be closed to traf“c from about July 23 through Aug. 11. Please follow detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. €U.S. 27 in front of Home Depot: Crews are working on ditches. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently. There will be a crane brought in to reset existing structure. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the southbound lane in front of Home Depot. €S.R. 70 from U.S. 27 to C.R. 721: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. €S.R. 17 from east of Woodlawn Drive to Pasadena Avenue and on Claudia Avenue: Crews will improve drainage along S.R. 17 and Claudia Avenue. Additional improvements include resurfacing the roadway, installing guardrail and pavement markings, and installing curb and gutter. Lane closures on Claudia Avenue will be during nighttime/overnight hours and a detour will be in place. €Lakeview Drive between Mellow Lane and Kenilworth Boulevard: Southbound lane closure. Traf“c will be using the center turn lane. Crews will rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/ set new poles. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 AVON PARK „ The draft budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year shows the City of Avon Park is maintaining the property tax rate at 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, or .3 mills. The City Council will discuss the draft budget at its regular meeting on Monday. The draft budget agenda information states that staff members have been reviewing the draft budget that was previously submitted to the Council. A list of all current staff, a total of 73, is included within the draft budget. The positions listed, as of June 21, include 17 in the fire department, two code enforcement officers, the City Council members and mayor, city manager, City Hall office workers and sanitation and utilities service workers. The employee roster includes the city attorney, director of infrastructure, public safety director and GIS (geographic information systems) analyst. Two optional positions listed are for park maintenance and IT administrator. The general fund total in the proposed 2018-19 budget is $5,109,024, which is a little higher than the original budget for 2017-18, which was $5,081,733. The total infrastructure fund of $1,416,841 is also a little higher than the original 2017-18 budget of $1,326,841. Also on the agenda, City Manager June Fisher will provide an update on the possibility of the city purchasing the Sebring Ridge wastewater system. The owners of the utility, Chris and Julia Miller, had presented a sale price proposal of $650,000 to the city, which includes 17 acres of land that are zoned B-3 property and seven additional lots. Without the B-3 property and lots, the sale price is $450,000. The City Council wanted know how much it would cost to improve the reliability of the system. The City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park.AP council to discuss draft budgetBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITER SFSC earns gold status for second yearAVON PARK „ For the second year in a row, South Florida State College earned gold status for 2018-19 from the Florida College System. Of the 28 FCS institutions, SFSC was among only five to earn gold. It is thrilling to learn that SFSC received this prestigious recognition for two consecutive years,Ž said Thomas C. Leitzel, president of SFSC. This years score is near perfect. The rating puts SFSC among a group of elite Florida colleges and affirms the commitment to excellence in student services combined with quality learning initiatives led by committed members of the faculty.Ž The FCS uses a Performance Funding Model to issue points to each of the 28 institutions. Using a 40-point scale, the model includes four measures that are worth 10 points each: Retention Rates; Completion Rates; Job Placement/Continuing Education Rates; and Entry-Level Wages. The institutions are then placed in categories based on their point totals: gold, silver, or bronze. This year, there were five gold, 18 silver, and five bronze colleges. The points are distributed based on Improvement and Excellence, with comparisons between last years and this years data. SFSC scored 39.64 out of 40 possible points. At SFSC, we are honored to be a gold status college once again,Ž said Tami Cullens, chair of the board of trustees for SFSC. This speaks well of our commitment to serve the students in our district and the dedication of our administration, faculty, and staff in making a difference in the lives of all who attend this great institution. SFSC is a family of outstanding individuals whose focus is taking students to the next level while improving their lives. Our board is honored to work with everyone at SFSC; a grand congratulations to all.Ž For 2018-19, the Florida legislature and governor allocated $60 million of general revenue to performance funding. The gold category colleges will receive both their proportional share of the states funding and a point-proportional share of the funds that would have been available to the colleges that scored 29.01 points and below placing them in the bronze category. I am very proud of the entire SFSC family, especially our faculty and staff who have worked hard for this honor and our students whose efforts were integral to our success,Ž said Tim Backer, immediate past chair of the board of trustees for SFSC. We continually improve and this achievement is evidence that we are performing at an optimal level. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 OBITUARIESRobert W. BaggsRobert W. Baggs, of Lake Placid, Florida died early Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018. Robert was a New York native, born Feb. 2, 1955, in Long Island. He was the son of Agnes and William E. Baggs. Robert enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps in 1972, and was a Vietnam veteran. He was discharged in 1975. Robert has been a resident of Lake Placid for the past 24 years. He was self employed and an avid NASCAR fan. He was Catholic by faith. Robert is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Buero Baggs; sister, Judith Tunney (Bernie), and many nieces and nephews. Mary will receive friends for a greeting and re”ection session at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home. The U.S. Marine Corp funeral honor team will render taps and present the colors. Arrangements are under the loving devotion of Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home, 404 Plaza Ave., Lake Placid. Call 863-465-9997. Marvin L. DesselleMarvin Linn Desselle, 66, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born on Oct. 17, 1951 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Lucien and Margaret (Long) Desselle. Marvin has been a resident of Highlands County since 1998. He is survived by his wife, Moddie Desselle; two daughters, Christy (Armando) Gonzales of Texas and Amanda (Juanmiguel) Gorut of Tampa; fur son, Petee; brother, Mel Desselle (Laura) of New Mexico; sister, Debbie Allen of Louisiana; brothers, Lucien (Lori) Desselle of Tennessee, DJ Desselle (Kathy) of Louisiana and sister, Dottie Desselle of Louisiana; two grandchildren, Brandon Gonzales and Justin Gonzales; and fur grandchildren, Toshi Gorut and Neko Gorut. Marvin retired from the United States Air Force after 24 years where he was stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tehran, Iran, and Okinawa, Japan. During his service, he earned the rank of master sergeant serving in the Vietnam, Desert Storm and Gulf Wars. He was proud to be involved in many military functions and created PTSD4Vets, where he trained service dogs for veterans and people with disabilities for the surrounding counties. A service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 with a visitation at 10:30 a.m. and a service to follow at 11 a.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home chapel. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of ”owers, please send donations to the non-pro“t, Heroes and Angels, 204 S. Main Ave. #77, Lake Placid, FL 33852 or Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at P. Tootie ReynoldsHelen Pryor TootieŽ Reynolds, wife of the late J. Lewis Reynolds and daughter of J. Vernon and Edith Bradley Pryor of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Lake Placid, Florida, went home to be with her Lord on July 13, 2018. She was a graduate of West Chester High School and The Chester County Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps during her training and spent the last six months of her three-year course at the McGuire Army Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. After graduation, she was employed as a general duty nurse and a private duty nurse. The Reynolds owned and operated the Tastee Queen, an ice cream and sandwich store in West Coshen Township for 21 years. Helen was one of seven children „ “ve brothers and one sister. George, Harold, Lawrence, John, Sara March and Charles all deceased. Two children were born to them: Karen Darr Yahres, who died in 1996, and Lew Jr. of Lake Placid. They were fortunate to have “ve grandchildren, Emily and Andrew Reynolds, Stacy Darr Brown, Kelly and James Yahres, and four great-grandchildren. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid and Crystal Creek Golf Club where she served as president for two years. Helen was a volunteer for many years at the Florida Hospital Lake Placid. A service to celebrate Helens life will be held at a later date in Lake Placid. The family suggests donations in Helens memory to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting Arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Call 863-465-4134. Judy WolcottJudy Wolcott, 72, was born May 3, 1946, in Amery, Wisconsin to the late Adelaide and Douglas Nelson, died July 6, 2018, in Colorado Springs. She grew up in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, until moving with her husband in 1984 to Avon Park, Florida. She was a member of the Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Judy worked alongside her husband, Alvin Wolcott (deceased) of 34 years, as bookkeeper in “rst their painting business in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, and then construction company in Avon Park, Florida. Surviving family include daughters, Tamara Wolcott Fisher, Tracie Taylor, and Tanya (Chad) Kirstein, all from Calhoun, Georgia; siblings, Roger (Bette) Nelson from Tennessee, Tom (Carol) Nelson from Wisconsin, Jerry (Bernice) Nelson from Michigan, and Charlotte (John) Laughridge from Colorado. She has six grandchildren, Jake Fisher, Jada Taylor, Zachary Kirstein, Olivia Fisher, Cameron Kirstein, and Tristan Kirstein. A Celebration of Life service will take place Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church. Flowers are welcome or donations accepted at the Avon Park Community Services Program, Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd., Avon Park, FL 33825. A private interment at the Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, Florida. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSCommunity budget meetingSEBRING Community budget meetings are scheduled for Lake Placid for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Town Council meeting room. Any citizen may attend any or all of the sessions. Post 69 Summer BashAVON PARK American Legion Post No. 69 will hold its Summer Bash at 2 p.m. today at the Legion, 1301 W. Bell St. in Avon Park. Games, food, music, 50/50 and corn hole tournament. Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the “xins. For information, call 863-453-4553.Orchid Society meetingSEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center St. Guest speaker is Segunda Cuesta owner of Quest Orchids in Miami. Guests always welcome. For information, call Glen at 863-471-6171.BUNCO at Shrine ClubAVON PARK The public is invited to play BUNCO at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 S.R. 17 S. in Avon Park. Cost is $4 per person. For information, call 863-991-1298.Community health fair/open houseSEBRING There will be a community health fair/open house 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at Manor of Lake Jackson, 2301 U.S. 27 South in Sebring. Open to the public. Refreshments, door prizes and live entertainment. For more information, call Jackie Johnson at 863-381-0050.Historical Society quarterly lunchSEBRING The summer quarterly lunch for the Sebring Historical Society will be on Saturday, July 28, at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in downtown Sebring. This event is open to the public and a potluck lunch. Cost is $5 per person, credit cards accepted. Rick Arnold is performing. For more information, call 863-471-2522.Democratic Womens Club meetsSEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands Countys next regular meeting will be Saturday, July 28, at DEC Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays). Meetand-greet is at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Nancy Hurlbert, political committee chair of Democratic Women Club of Florida. For information, call 863-385-0008 or 863-385-8601.Parrot Head PhlockingLAKE PLACID „ The Heartland LakeSharks are hosting their monthly Phlocking party from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at Bo Davids Restaurant, 131 Sun N Lakes in Lake Placid. The party will feature music by the Red Neck Joe Band and M2. The price of admission is some school supplies to donate to local students and teachers. The public is welcome. Blood drive scheduledLAKE PLACID The One Blood Bus will be at St. James Catholic Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 5380 Placid View Drive in Lake Placid. To reserve a time or for information, call Ted Brown at 863-465-4027.Benefits of meditation classSEBRING 1st Choice Primary Care will have a free Bene“ts of Meditation class at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 3324 Commerce Center Lane, Suite 102 in Sebring. It is hosted by Wade Smith. For information, call 863-658-2563.Educator meet-and-greetSEBRING Join the Tutoring Center for a back-to-school meetand-greet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 4325 Sun N Lake Blvd. Open to all educators. Parents and students are welcome to attend. By attending the event, educators will be able to enter to win a $150 spa package. RSVP by calling the Tutoring Center at 863-269-8977 by Aug. 1.Community baby showerSEBRING The Healthy Start Coalition will host a Highlands County Baby Shower, Bumps & Babies,Ž for new and expecting moms, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lakeshore Mall. This is a free event for moms and moms to be. Back 2 School giveawayLAKE PLACID The Holy Trap Ministries, Inc. present their 5th Annual Back 2 School Giveaway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Journal Plaza, 231 N. Main Ave. in Lake Placid. This is a backpack and school supply drive. For information, or to make a donation, call 863-6330145 or visit Free community testing eventSEBRING The Tutoring Center, Sebring will be hosting a free Community Testing Event and Open House from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at 4325 Sun N Lake Blvd. RSVP is required for this event to reserve testing time. Find out where your child stands this school year and take a tour of our center. Please call the Tutoring Center at 863-269-8977 by Aug. 2 to RSVP.Garden Club meetingSEBRING Champion for Childrens Garden of Joy Garden Club will meet at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6 at the garden. Bring gloves and lawn chair. New members always welcome. For information, call Jim or Colleen at 863-386-4927. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 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. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to VIEW Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor VIEWPOINTS Cli Yeazel Advertising Director Rob Kearly Circulation Director Donna Scherlacher Digital Media/Composing Director donna.scherlacher@highlandsnewssun.comWe are less than a month before the end of summer break for students, but we are still quite a ways off from the end what is known as the 100 Deadliest Days for teen drivers. The 100 Deadliest Days begin on Memorial Day and last until Labor Day (Sept. 3 this year). According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), deadly crashes involving a teen driver go up by 14 percent during these 100 days. We Save Lives, another highway safety advocate group, says the increase is actually 26 percent. Either number says a lot because driving is already the most dangerous thing that most teenagers do. Traf“c crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. We Save Lives reports that 260 teens are killed each month in car crashes during the summer months. The leading cause of those crashes are distraction and alcohol. From the law enforcement viewpoint, distracted driving is the cause of most crashes. I often hear people asking about increased enforcement and lowering the speed limit on U.S. 27 as ways to reduce crashes. As for enforcement, we have written nearly 1,300 traf“c citations and made 77 DUI arrests so far this year, the majority of those on U.S. 27. We will continue to make traf“c enforcement on our roads a priority. But no matter what the speed limit is on the highway or how many deputies are doing traf“c enforcement, the biggest cause of crashes will continue to be drivers not paying attention to the task at hand. Teens are even more susceptible to being distracted drivers. And before you blame cell phones, you should know that the leading cause of that distraction is actually their passengers. Studies show that 15 percent of distracted driving crashes involving teenagers can be blamed on other passengers compared to 12 percent being caused by cell phones. That is why it is a good idea to limit the number of people allowed in your teens vehicle. Anyone who has been around a group of teenagers knows how loud they can get. Imagine a driver with very limited experience behind the wheel being in the middle of a four-way conversation among their friends as they try to drive through heavy traf“c. There are several other ways to help reduce your teen drivers risk. The “rst is to set a good example. You are your childs biggest in”uence. If they regularly see you texting behind the wheel, speeding and doing other unsafe things as a driver, are you going to be surprised if they end up with the same bad habits? Make sure they have as much experience as possible before they turn 16. In addition to a drivers education class, give them every opportunity to drive with a responsible adult in the passenger seat monitoring how they are doing. Use constructive criticism to help them learn. Obviously, telling them that under no circumstances should they ever drink and drive is a given. They should also refuse to get into a car that is being driven by one of their friends who has been drinking or using drugs. It is also a good idea to limit the time they are allowed on the road. Late nights and weekends are more dangerous for all drivers since that is when most alcohol-related incidents occur. Please take the time to sit down with your teen driver and have a long talk about what you expect from them. Establish an agreement between you and your teenager about what the rules are for having the privilege of being able to drive and make it clear which infractions will cause the keys to be taken away. Dont be afraid to be strict. Turning over control of a several thousand-pound projectile to a teenager is not something to be taken lightly. If you need even more peace of mind, there are many apps that can be used to monitor a teens driving habits. A simple Google search can help you “nd one that works for your family. Nothing can ever take away all of the risks that come with driving. But following a few of these steps can go a long way to reducing the danger for your teen. Paul Blackman is the Highlands County sheriff. Email him at pblackman@highlandssheriff. org Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.We are in the Deadliest 100 Days for teen drivers Paul BlackmanFROM THE SHERIFF YOUR VIEW All should be worriedWhy is everyone surprised that Trump is falling all over himself to be in the presence of the full-”edged dictator, Vladimir Putin of Russia? In the past, ex-wife Ivana Trump stated Trump kept books by dictators at his bedside.. Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband reads a book of Hitlers collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed ... Hitlers speeches, from his earliest days up through the War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.Ž Trump has a disturbing af“nity for dictators that we all should be worried about.Sandy OLeesky Sebring Newest scam is worrisome I am very concerned about a scam involving Duke Energy. Ive already reported two phone calls to them, but there is so little that companies can do to combat this sort of scamming. Duke Energy customers need to be aware of a scam involving a promise of 30 percent off of monthly bills if a customer has gone six months without delinquent payments. I answer the phone. The little recorded nonsense comes on: We are offering Duke customers a great deal ... yada yada ... Then a voice comes on and says they have this great deal. What is your zip code? Red ”ag. If they ask for any information, even to verify,Ž just say, Since you called me and have my records, you tell me what my zip code is.Ž They hang up. It is a scam! Please warn everyone for me. Ive gotten two phone calls already originating in the 513 area code (thats Cincinnati). They are up to no good. And I dont want anyone to fall for this nonsense. Thank you! (Because these neerdo-wells change the number of origin, it is very dif“cult for law enforcement to do anything about it. The best thing we can all do is to remember: Never give out personal information over the phone. You can always ask the person that is asking for veri“cation to read to you the address they have on “le...the number, etc.) Thank you. Lets all be careful!Prudence Thayer-Klaene Lake Placid Filing for the Avon Park City Council election this fall begins Monday morning. Already, we can expect a race for the three seats that will be up for grabs. Incumbents Brenda Gray, the citys current deputy mayor, and Dora Smith have announced their intentions to seek re-election. Incumbent Terry Heston has remained silent on what his plans are. Most exciting though, are the four candidates who have pre-quali“ed. Charles Howell, Craig Marans, Stanley Spurlock and Maria Sutherland have all thrown their hats in the ring. Marans, a former city “re“ghter, and Sutherland, the citys former administrative services director, both have municipal government experience as employees and an insight into how the City of Avon Park has operated in the past. Howell and Spurlock are each eager to learn everything they can. Weve said before that its a shame when residents dont have the privilege of hearing campaign speeches or candidate debates. There are no new faces, no new ideas when incumbents are not challenged. Instead of hearing what a candidates views are on issues when a government entity has an election, reseating the incumbents simply allows for status quo for the next three years. That should never be allowed, even when the elected of“cials have done a good job. Without being given an opportunity to hear from other interested parties, we could never have the opportunity to hear ideas on how to improve traf“c patterns on the countys roads, whether they think a traf“c enforcement unit is needed for the county, or what the county can do to attract bigger businesses and industries to the county. The reason elections are planned for every three years is to give people with new ideas, or a different vision, an opportunity to lead. It is to give those residents who dont feel their voices are heard an opportunity to vote for someone they believe can best represent them ƒ someone who can actually hear their concerns. Gray has served the city for “ve three-year terms. Heston has served two three-year terms, and Smith has served one three-year term in of“ce. The qualifying period for Avon Park City Council candidates starts at 8 a.m. Monday and ends at 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Qualifying documents are available from the City Clerk in City Hall at 110 E. Main St. You dont have to be a business owner, a retiree or hold a doctorate degree to understand the daily functions of a government agency. What you do need, though, is a passion for the community you want to serve and a desire to make a difference for the good of the entire community, not just your neighborhood. It will take someone with the time to invest in the work that needs to be done to prepare for and attend meetings, but if you have the desire to serve your community, the time to do so will not be an issue. We are grateful to the six candidates who have announced their plans to seek of“ce, but we hope the list of names to be added to the ballot will increase in the next couple of weeks.A welcome election


Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 Sheriffs Office recognizes employees SEBRING „ The Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce held its quarterly awards ceremony on Thursday. Detective Cory Tomblin was named Detective of the Quarter in recognition of his work on a case that led to the dismantling of a methamphetamine traf“cking organization operating in the northern part of the county. Ultimately, 19 people were arrested. General Counsel Garrett Roberts was named Civilian of the Quarter for his work on a variety of issues. Detectives Dustin Campbell and Adrian Gamez were both given an Exceptional Achievement Award by Lt. Mike Abell for their work that identi“ed a person who was smuggling drugs into a prison in Hardee County. Detective Steven Ritenour was presented a letter of recognition by Sgt. Jamie Davidson for his efforts that led to the waiving of fees associated with adding an organ donor designation to a drivers license in honor of Deputy William Gentry. It was Ritenour who called Tax Collector Eric Zwayer with the idea shortly after Gentrys death. Sgt. Mike Delaney and deputy David Shoopman were also presented with a letter of recognition for their work on a traf“c stop that led to a felony narcotics arrest. It was announced that Deputy Jeff Turner, who was not able to attend the ceremony, earned a Life Saving Award for performing the Heimlich maneuver on Sgt. Scott Williams, who began choking during a lunch in May. Deputies Robert Gunthorp and Chad Douberley also earned Life Saving Awards from Sgt. David Stewart for their efforts performing CPR on a man who had a heart attack. Douberley was not present at the ceremony. Sgt. Williams made presentations to Capt. Jim McGann, Lt. Kyle Albritton, Sgt. Wayne Gunn and Tomblin in recognition of their years of service to the K-9 unit. Lt. Brian Fugate, detective Matthew Ervin, and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of“cers James Adams and Jared Cloud were also honored by Williams for providing airboat training to several members of the HCSO. Years of service awards were presented to: €5 years: Jose Ayala, Danielle Burnsed and Joseph Lezama. €10 years: Sonya Johnson, Clay Kinslow, Falicia Roth, Dusty McGee and Tim Bailes. €25 years: Capt. Bobby Green. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOPictured, from left: Ocer James Adams, Lt. Brian Fugate, Ocer Jared Cloud and Det. Matthew Ervin of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were honored during HCSOs awards ceremony July 19. Also pictured, Sheri Paul Blackman. Det. Steven Ritenour (middle) was presented a Letter of Recognition by Sgt. Jamie Davidson (right) for his eorts that led to the waiving of fees associated with adding an organ donor designation to a drivers license in honor of Deputy William Gentry. Deputy Robert Gunthorp and Deputy Chad Douberley (not pictured) earned Life Saving Awards from Sgt. David Stewart for their eorts performing CPR on a man who had a heart attack. Sgt. Mike Delaney (middle) and Deputy David Shoopman (right) were presented with a Letter of Recognition for their work on a trac stop that led to a felony narcotics arrest. Also pictured (left) is Sheri Paul Blackman. Det. Steven Ritenour (left) was presented a Letter of Recognition for his eorts that led to the waiving of fees associated with adding an organ donor designation to a drivers license in honor of Deputy William Gentry. Also pictured, Sheri Paul Blackman. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18. 8/11/18.adno=3592582


A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 Show Sponsored by: THE HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN ALAN JAY AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK DEMOCRATIC WOMENS CLUB OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY 2017-2018 Blackman Stage Series SponsorSubject to change without notice adno=SP49971 356 W. CENTER AVE. SEBRING, FL 863-382-2525 Highlands County or switch parties will need to do that now. Other changes, such as change of address or new signature card, can be done through Election Day, she said. People can either visit the website at or call the of“ce at 863-402-6655. Florida Statute requires that voters vote in the precinct where they live, Ogg said. Keeping the elections of“ce updated will ensure people stay in the correct precinct on Election Day and will prevent delays at the polls. Elections are coming. Primaries are Aug. 28, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early voting will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 through 25 at the following places: € Kenilworth Operations Center at 4500 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. € Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers at 123 East Pine St., Avon Park. € Lake Placid Town Hall Council Chambers at 311 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Sample ballots are available at www. and will be printed in the newspaper before early voting starts. Vote by mail ballots have already been sent to military and voters living abroad, Ogg said. Domestic vote-by-mail ballots will go out Tuesday (July 24). Anyone who wants a vote-by-mail ballot can request one through the Supervisor of Elections website at or by calling 863-402-6655.VOTINGFROM PAGE 1 acre have been assessed at $294.62 per year. McDonald proposed chopping the assessment on such lots to $67.34. Larger lots would be charged more based on their size. For example, an unimproved lot that was approximately half an acre would be assessed at $134, if Sun N Lake decided to adopt McDonalds suggestions. McDonald also suggested that improved lots with road access also receive a reduction in assessments. He proposed that the assessment on lots with road and drainage on less than a third of an acre be reduced from $499.43 to $336.72. Since the assessments are considered high on vacant lots, many homeowners have let them go. McDonald reminded the people at the meeting of the high foreclosure rates on vacant lots. The Sun N Lake board of supervisors acknowledged this problem at the meeting, however, they were concerned about the possible loss in revenue. Sun N Lake Finance Director Omar DeJesus estimated that adopting McDonalds proposed changes and lowering the assessments on the vacant lots would cause the district to lose $310,000 per year. McDonald acknowledged the loss in revenue, but he also showed a slide from a PowerPoint presentation, which showed that Sun N Lake only collected 13.43 percent of the assessment fees from unimproved lots and 37.72 percent of the assessment fees from improved lots. According to McDonald, people would be more likely to pay their assessments if the bills were lower, and they would be less likely to walk away from the property. McDonald also suggested that the district consider having the county collect the assessments. He believed that people would be more likely to pay the assessments if the bill collection was done by the county. McDonald told the board of supervisors that collection of assessments must be fair and equitable. Currently, the assessments for the vacant lots are not in line with their market value. Although the board acknowledged the problem, the members were not sure what the best approach would be. Should they go with McDonalds proposed amounts? Should they take a middle ground and lower the assessments but not to the degree that McDonald suggested? The discussion about lowering the assessment on vacant lots will continue. The Sun N Lake district will advertise the upcoming meetings so that residents can attend and share their input. Janie Passmore, a Realtor from Advantage Realty, told the Highlands News-Sun: The assessments have always been an obstacle when trying to sell lots in Sun N Lakes, so lowering the assessments would de“nitely help make them more marketable.ŽLOTSFROM PAGE 1 Name: Honey Breed: English bulldog Sex: Female Info: Honey is a “veyear-old English bulldog who is need of a home indoors; the heat is too much for her. Adoption fees: Dogs: $75 Adoption fees for dogs include: Animal testing (parvo and heartworm), spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and a lifetime membership to obedience classes. Cats: $40 Adoption fees for cats include: Animal testing (feline leukemia-AIDS), spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. The Humane Society of Highlands County, 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the humane society at 863-655-1522. Tuesday is low cost vaccination clinic, It is open from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. No appointment needed. They do vaccines, worming, and nail trim. Now offering low-cost dental care. They also have low cost spay/neuter on Tuesday by appointment only. Call 863-655-1522 to schedule.Pet of the weekSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN COURTESY PHOTOHoney is a ve-year-old English bulldog who is need of a home indoors; the heat is too much for her.adno=3597477 LEISURE LAKES BAPTIST CHURCH808 Gardenia Street 863-699-0671 Lake Placid, FL 33852 July 23rd through July 27 5:30 PM to 8;30 PM Vacation Bible School will be held next week, Monday through Friday, July 23 through July 27 at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church in Lake Placid. The theme will be from Answers in Genesis called Time Lab. The VBS is open to all children and students from 4 years old through high school and will kick off each evening at 5:30 with a free dinner for each attendee. The nightly program runs until 8:30 each evening. The program consists of music, Bible teaching and discussion, crafts, and recreation. There is no cost for the evening meals or the VBS program. Registration can be made on line at or at the information desk open each evening at 5:30 next week. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 She began stitching and building props for a theater in Providence, Rhode Island. It was soon afterward that she learned many sewing and design techniques and how to use a commercial sewing machine. I lost all my sewing machines and the contents of my sewing studio and all my press archives and notebooks full of original songs and other irreplaceable things in the 500-year ”ood on the Myakka River when I was living in Eastern Sarasota County,Ž Reinhardt said. That was before moving to higher ground in Highlands County in 2010. Some of the “rst pet pads I made for the shelter were created by using water stained materials from the ”ood.Ž After Reinhardt wore out a sewing machine, the humane society and individuals donated another. On small home machines, I broke a lot of needles on the heavy materials,Ž she said. I wrote a letter to Schmetz sewing machine needle manufacturer and they sent me a huge stash of sample needles. When I ran out of thread, local residents came through again and donated a huge pile of thread in every color imaginable.Ž Humane Society Board President Judy Speigel was thrilled to hear about the bags that will be sold to bene“t the society, especially in light of taking in nearly 20 animals last week. Judy will call me whenever they have another pile of big blankets,Ž Reinhardt said. My husband, Randy, drives a big truck and volunteers every weekend at the Sebring racetrack. He picks up the big blankets and drops off the little ones. Many mountains of fabric have been moved.Ž NuHope Elder Care Inc. gets donations of linens that cannot be used for various reasons. The staff will call Reinhardt to pick up linen bundles. She explained the pickups help to keep the dumpsters from “lling up too fast because tipping fees are high for them. Ive set aside some of the nicer high quality pieces aside, thinking there would be something better to do with them than see it just become lining for a cage,Ž she said. Between Irma and shoulder surgery, Reinhardt got a bit behind but thinks she has “nally crawled out from under the majority of it and should be ready with plenty of blankets by winter. The boomerang-style bags will be something that lots of people can do, at cutting parties and workshops, painting, etc. When we are done making the bags, they will be given to HSHC to do whatever they want with them.Ž For more information or to sign up, “nd Reinhardt on Sew, Share and Carry OnŽ on Facebook. PAWSFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOOther items that Lynne Reinhardt sews for animals. A cozy handmade bed for a fur baby. adno=3592576 *inquire within(863) 259-3777for appointment at any of our 4 locationsMonday-Friday 8am-5pm24-Hour Emergency Care AvailableSEBRING363 US 27 South (next to Kia Dealership)ARCADIA2442 N.E. Hwy 70 (across from Publix)WAUCHULA735 N. 6th Ave. (next to Auto Zone)LAKE PLACID27 US Hwy 27 (Next to NAPA Auto)We accept most Medical Insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross Blue


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 LAS VEGAS „ Federal of“cials have awarded more money under an anti-terrorism grant to tourist hotspots such as Las Vegas and Orlando after deciding to include the number of visitors and high-pro“le special events when calculating the risk of an attack. The Urban Area Security Initiative awards money by ranking cities vulnerability based on population, valuable targets and other factors. Of“cials in Florida and Nevada have argued that Las Vegas and Orlando should rank higher on the list. An Orlando nightclub was the scene of a mass shooting in 2016, and last year a gunman opened “re on a country music festival in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Federal of“cials sent letters to Florida and Nevada of“cials in April and May letting them know about the change in assessing risk. If funding is available and we have a disproportionate risk, then we deserve to get some of the funding that our taxpayers send to Washington, D.C.,Ž said Jerry Demings, the sheriff of Orange County, Florida, which includes Orlando. More than 42 million people visited Las Vegas in 2017, while Orlando saw a record 72 million tourists last year at its theme parks and other attractions, making it the most visited destination in the U.S. Las Vegas is receiving $5 million from the program this year, nearly double what it got last year. Orlando will get a $1.5 million grant „ its “rst award in “ve years. New York City, which tops the list created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, saw a slight increase and will get about $179 million. Federal of“cials havent explained why the change was made after years of requests from politicians or said whether the largescale attacks in Orlando and Las Vegas played a role. Lesley Fulop, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement the agencys grant programs are ”exible and are used to help address evolving threats.Ž Nevada Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Dina Titus, whose district includes the Las Vegas Strip, both pushed for changes to the program months before the Oct. 1 shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. After the attack, Hellers of“ce said he spoke to President Donald Trump about the program. Still, Trump proposed slashing the program in his budget request earlier this year. It marked the third straight White House to say cuts were justi“ed because some grant money sat unused. Members of Congress instead poured another $25 million into the program, raising funding to $630 million. The central Florida region plans to use the grant money for its counter-terrorism center, tactical “rst aid kits for mass casualties and bomb squad equipment. The Las Vegas money is earmarked for bomb squads, hazardous material teams and a counter terrorism center.Tourist hotspots Vegas, Orlando get more anti-terror moneyBy MICHELLE L. PRICETHE ASSOCIATED PRESS AP FILE PHOTOThis April 29, 2015 le photo shows the Orlando Eye, the citys new 400-foot observation wheel in Orlando. Ocials in tourist hotspots like Las Vegas and Orlando are cheering a Trump administration decision to send more money in anti-terrorism grants to cities that see large numbers of visitors. In this April 22, 2006, le photo, tourists head toward the entrance of the Universal Studios Florida theme park in Orlando. Ocials in tourist hotspots like Las Vegas and Orlando are cheering a Trump administration decision to send more money in anti-terrorism grants to cities that see large numbers of visitors. ORLANDO „ The foundation thats building a memorial at the site of the Pulse shooting in Orlando has issued a request for design ideas to help honor the 49 patrons who were killed at the gay nightclub. The onePulse Foundation on Tuesday put out the request for ideas on how best to remember the slain victims and educate visitors about tolerance. Organizers say the ideas should touch on architecture and landscape. Submissions will be accepted through the end of August. Gunman Omar Mateen opened “red in 2016 at the gay nightclub, killing 49 people. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. However, last years mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip became the deadliest when 58 people were killed.Organizers of a Pulse nightclub memorial seek ideasTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS 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=3592581


LOCAL SPORTSAudi clinches Formula E titleTeam stages a remarkable comeback Seemingly trailing behind after the “rst third of the season and now the new champion following a gripping season “nale: with focused work, team spirit and unbroken motivation, Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er managed an impressive “ghtback in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The journey to the “rst teams title with a total of 264 points was marked by many emotional highs and lows. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi start the season with a dramatic emotional roller coaster: In the opening race in Hong Kong, his “rst appearance in car number one, di Grassi scores no points following a collision. Abt is on course for a podium result until a problem, while starting the second car, costs him 20 seconds. The points for “fth place are a cold consolation. Afterwards, everything seems to be back on track: Daniel Abt, on his 25th birthday, scores a commanding victory of which he is stripped again that night due to an administrative mistake of his team … an error that gave no performance advantage. Lucas di Grassi stops due to a faulty alarm in the battery management system of his car.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN AUDI PHOTOAudi drivers Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi made an amazing comeback to win the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. AUDI | 4Sertoma golfers enjoy competing Junior golfers battle at River Greens AVON PARK The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour summer season is ”ying by and the talented youngsters posted some impressive scores on Thursday and Friday in the Onsite Ag Services Championship at River Greens Golf Club. The tournament attracted a strong “eld of 43 junior golfers ages 6-18 who battled the oppressive heat and humidity and the tight and demanding River Greens layout. We had a good two days of golf,Ž said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. It was hot and humid but the kids hung in there and played some good golf. We cant thank everyone at River Greens enough because they took great care of us. The course was in good shape and the kids enjoyed playing a tight but fair course.Ž In the boys 16-18 age group, Will Redding “nished “rst with rounds of 77-78 and a 155 total, Zachary Deuberry placed second at 182, Andrew Graham came in third place with a 198, William Celentano was fourth at 206, Nick Piccione had a 228, Clayton Osha “nished with a 241 and Zac Taylor came in at 244. Will played a couple of good rounds of golf,Ž said Kesling. You have to keep the ball in the fairway to score at River Greens because its tight and Will did a good job of that. The other boys are improving and thats what playing during the summer will do for you.Ž Wauchulas Hannah Revell continued her summer-long domination of the girls 14-18 age group by shooting impressive rounds of 74-78 for a 152 total, while Lake Placid High School senior Ashley Engle placed second at 184, Sebring High senior Alyssa Jordan came in third place with a 195 and former Blue Streak linkster Samantha Payne had a 229. Hannah has played well all summer and is very consistent,Ž said Kesling. She has an excellent swing and is getting ready to play By MARK PINSONSTAFF WRITER MARK PINSON/STAFFZachary Deuberry chips up to the eleventh green during Thursdays Onsite Ag Services Championship at River Greens Golf Club.RIVER | 5 The Freshwater “shing forecast for the fourth week of July gives anglers a weak full moon phase and for the “rst half of the week, and ideal “shing winds to go with the normal rainy season weather forecast. However, the second half of the week, when the full moon arrives, wind speeds will be under six miles per hour (mph) for a high in the afternoons. Fishing will be more enjoyable the “rst half, rather than the second half of this week and given the weak nature of this approaching lunar phase, the catch ratio might be better too. We wont know until we experience it. Lets get into the weeds shall we. Hopefully youre rigged to go weedless. All “shing factors considered, with the moon arriving at its furthest orbit point from earth (apogee) on Fridays full moon, the suns energy level ”uctuations will be mild to calm as compared to a full moon in orbit perigee (occurs next in December through February 2019), or as compared to his months new moon in perigee. Therefore you can expect the atmospheric pressure spike periods to be as productive as the lunar periods this week, they will not harmonize during one period. Ideal southwest wind speeds will occur today through Wednesday, but Thursday through next Sunday well be wishing for wind, even during the high wind period of the afternoon. Wind speeds will not be steady either, with only occasional gusts rising above 3-4 Summer wind essential for fishing successBy DAVE DOUGLASSHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER Dave DouglassHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLER FISHING | 3AVON PARK „ Nine more golfers have punched their ticket to the Heartland Golf Championships Championship Tournament, which will take place at River Greens Golf Course on Sept. 15. River Greens was also the site of Saturdays qualifying tournament, which was won by course owner Rodney Davis with 41 points. Proving that you can never have too many rounds in on the course youre playing, Clay Davis, Rodneys son, was second with 39 points. Lon Beach “nished his round in the rain and ended up in third place with 38 points. I just played well today,Ž Rodney Davis said. You have those good days and those bad days and this was a good day. I had four doubles, but I also had three birdies and that helped.Ž Rodney Davis winning score of 41 was consistent with the other winning scores of the “rst three rounds, so the “nal event to crown the winner should be pretty wide open. While winning always makes things more enjoyable, those who didnt score quite as well also enjoyed themselves. Were having a great time,Ž said Dennis Dunn, who placed “fth with 36 points, one stroke behind Zakk Jones, who tallied 37 points. Gilbert Castillo and Jim Brooks both had 33 points, while Dennis Tonde had 32, while skipping the last hole due to rain, while Dave Greenslade netted 29 points and also skipped the last hole, as all nine golfers were going to qualify for the “nal event. I think everybody had a good time,Ž said River Greens Head Pro Jason Beatty. They enjoyed the format. The format that we picked opens it up to everybody. You dont have to be a real good player to win, but it helps if youre a good player.Ž The tournaments are scored using a Stableford Davis wins River Greens qualifierBY ALLEN MOODYHIGHLANDS SUN EDITOR ALLEN MOODY/STAFFFrom left; Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smolarick, Rodney Davis Clay Davis, River Greens Head Pro Jason Beatty. Rodney Davis sinks a putt during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at River Greens Golf Course.QUALIFY | 2


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 point system and also uses handicap, to ensure as close to a level playing “eld as possible. The method may favor higher handicap players slightly, since one extremely poor hole wont really hurt much in the long run. In net scores, a 12 can pretty much knock a player out of contention, while with the Stableford method, its just one hole where the players doesnt score any points. Beatty said as more players become familiar with the format and the tournament, “eld sizes should increase. I think it will get bigger and better as time goes on,Ž he said. Beatty was also expecting a little more buzz about the tournament now that the Grand Prizes for both the Mens Championship winner and Womens Championship winner „ “ve-night cruises courtesy of Sebrings Cruise and Tour Supermarket, along with Celebrity Cruises „ have been announced. Were hoping for 80 to 90 in the Championship,Ž he said. Were also hoping to see a few more ladies out. There will be some great prizes, I know they announced the cruises.Ž The next event will take place at Highlands Ridge on July 28 and there will be three more qualifying events to take place after Highlands Ridge, and theyll be held at Placid Lakes, Harder Hall and Sun N Lake. The course is in beautiful shape,Ž Beatty said. We had a lot of compliments.Ž Davis said with River Greens being announced as the host of the “nal event, he wouldnt be surprised to start seeing some of the players come out for some practice rounds. Now that people know there are cruises „ not just bragging rights on the line. We hope they come and play,Ž he said. The golf course is in good shape, so they should enjoy it.ŽQUALIFYFROM PAGE 1 ALLEN MOODY/STAFFDennis Tondee hits a tee shot during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at River Greens Golf Course. Zakk Jones watches a tee shot during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier. Gilbert Castillo hits a tee shot at River Greens Golf Course on Saturday. Jim Brooks putts during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualier at River Greens Golf Course. newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? 863-699-5455 863-382-8488 CAC058675 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! € Installation € Maintenance € Repair € Air Quality € Duct Work € Duct Cleaning € Dryer Vent Cleaning Financing Availableadno=3593914 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? Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year?Now Accepting New PatientsComplete range of skin services available including: OF 6 ) m C r t h 7 2 adno=3592569adno=3573892 Join Phillip Statler Every Saturday 12pm 1pm and Sundays 10am 11am YOUR FINANCIAL SECURITY IS OUR BUSINESS147 S. Ridgewood Dr. I Sebring, FL 33870863-382-0037 www.statler“ nancial.comInvestment advisory services offered through Statler Financial Services, Inc. F i ilSiI Call us FOR FREE RISK analysisRequest your free X-Ray ReviewWWTK AM 730 Your X-Ray Review will: Scienti“ c Risk analysis for your portfolio. Show you if youre exposed to fees or hidden charges. And how to rectify this. Measure the level of risk your portfolio is exposed to. And let you know if its appropriate for you. Show you how diverse your portfolio is. And if necessary how you can improve it.


Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 www.highlandsnewssun.commph to 5-6 mph. Tough conditions in Floridas summer heat and humidity. The less wind an angler has, the stealthier they must be in presenting bait successfully. Lighter lines, tackle, and baits are essential. Long casts, quiet boat movement, and slow retrieves are required to attract “sh for a strike. Most of all, the angler must achieve the silent bait entry into the water. With no wave-action to mask the anglers presentation mistakes, “sh will easily sense the abnormal foreign disturbance of a brick entering the water and simply move a few feet away and take cover instead of feeding. The extended weather forecast is also predicting 50-50 percent cloud-cover during the full moon phase to go with the still-water conditions. The more moonlight shines, the more “sh successfully feed at night and conversely, dont need to feed six or twelve hours later. Fish feed the least, annually speaking, during the Florida summer heat, due to low dissolved oxygen rates. And when they feed its during the high oxygen period of the late afternoon. So since we wont have suf“cient wind and cloud-cover likely will not dominate for the second half of this week, “shing the full moon will indeed be veryƒweak. However today through Wednesday comfortable winds will make “shing enjoyable which is the determine factor in whether or not to “sh this time of year. The good news is, then the winds are blowing the oxygen is good for “sh to feed. The wind is not the cause of dissolved oxygen production, photosynthesis is.Ž Best Fishing Days: I was unable to determine such a designation this week. If the moon shines bright, it will be Thursday through Saturday. Otherwise whenever atmospheric pressure change occurs, that will be the best “shing period. Good Luck. Im throwing my bait in accordance with the midmorning and late afternoon atmospheric pressure spike periods, which are forecasted to be weak as well. Major Fishing Period: Continuing to roll the dice; the atmospheric pressure plot of the previous three days reveals that the late-afternoon pressure-spike period has been triggered by the beginning of the sunset and starting today the moonrise at 4:16 p.m. will enhance this trend, causing a 4 feed intensity rating from 4-9 p.m. Daily this period moves later by about 50 minutes. It should be noted that the moon is overhead at 9:51 p.m. today. So if youre “shing at 8 p.m. it is possible action could pick-up, especially if the moon is bright. Also the highest dissolved oxygen rate occurs during 3-7 p.m., which is what “sh have been trigging off of since water temperatures have entered the middle to upper eighty degree range within the shallows. Minor Fishing Period: Today the moon underfoot period occurs at 9:28 a.m. and the morning pressure spike period has been occurring in harmony with it. I expect this to continue creating a feed rating of 3-4 from 8:30-11 a.m. I do not believe this period will move later by much, perhaps 30 minutes, it all depends on weather patterns. Prime Monthly Periods: July 25-29 weak full moon, August 8-13 super new moon, 24-28 full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 hour summer 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. News: The lake level is at 38.25 feet above sea level, which is the maximum for the seasonal management schedule. The minimum level currently is 37.50 but will be raised six inches by August 15. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 5 inches and ”owing a combined 500 cubic feet per second. 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. Visit 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. 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Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHINGFROM PAGE 1 According to Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving General Manager Tim Rose, theres only one better seat than the one he frequently occupies in the safety car at IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races. Wed much rather be following the safety car as race drivers ourselves,Ž Rose says. But just being involved in the race weekend process and being involved in the other side of the racing and seeing everything that goes on, its actually pretty exciting for us.Ž Rose and his cohorts with Bondurant have enjoyed the excitement since the “rst year of the merged WeatherTech Championship series back in 2014. Through its partnership with IMSA, the racing school based in the Phoenix area provides the safety car drivers for all WeatherTech Championship events. In fact, Bondurant drivers are the of“cial safety car drivers for all IMSAsanctioned series racing as part of WeatherTech Championship event weekends. In total, it adds up to more than 50 races over the course of a season. The school is the namesake of Bob Bondurant, the 85-year-old American race car driver who once competed in Formula 1, and whose rsum also includes a victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964. The Bondurant Racing School is the Preferred Racing School of IMSA. With Bobs history of running Le Mans and being one of the few American drivers that actually raced F1 for Ferrari, road racing is our core,Ž Rose says. Obviously, IMSA is the biggest sports car series in North America, and we love being here. This is de“nitely where we feel we want to be and get the exposure.Ž Rose joked that sometimes … notably in races when there is inclement weather … Bondurant drivers and the safety car sometimes get a lot of exposure. Sometimes in torrential downpours, we actually cross the “nish line “rst, so thats kind of cool,Ž Rose says. Obviously, we dont get the trophies and whatnot, but it is kind of fun to be involved in the series to that degree, from major incidents and accidents that happen on track to all the good and the bad that go along with it. Its cool to be a part of that process.Ž Whats also cool are the different types of cars the Bondurant drivers have the opportunity to drive. These high-performance sports cars come from IMSAs of“cial automotive partners, and the car that is used as the safety car at each race rotates depending upon each tracks manufacturer partnership. Then there are the IMSA Hot Lap sessions. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.comHead of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass: We had strong race pace on both days. But it goes without saying that we had a somewhat different idea of the season opener.Ž The team takes home a single point from Formula Es visit to Marrakesh. Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, on setting the best times in all of the free practice sessions, once again prove the speed of the Audi e-tron FE04, but lack fortune in the race: Abt drops to tenth following a drive-through penalty and his teammate is lying in fourth position behind the subsequent winner, when he has to park his car due to a technical issue. Lucas di Grassi: Our car is fast but its obviously frustrating to have reliability issues in two consecutive races.Ž The premiere of the electric racing series in Santiago de Chile marks the seasons low point. It is the only time in the 2017/2018 season that the team returns from a Formula E event without a single point. Lucas di Grassis string of technical issues continues: The reigning Champion is forced to retire shortly after the car change. Daniel Abts Audi e-tron FE04 is hit by a rival and parked before the race is over. Team Principal Allan McNish: Ive been in racing for many years: Sometimes it goes with you and sometimes everything goes against you … the latter is certainly the case with us at the moment.Ž Round “ve in Mexico City marks the seasons turning point for Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er. Daniel Abts “rst victory in Formula E also marks the “rst success of a German driver and the “rst one for Audi as a factory team. His teammate, Lucas di Grassi, at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters is faced with a grueling job: The Brazilian starts from the back of the grid because his inverter had to be opened after the race in Santiago. In spite of these dif“cult conditions, he shows a spirited “ghtback and with ninth position scores his “rst points of this season. Dieter Gass: After the problems we had in the “rst races, this race tastes particularly sweet. But the race was great from both drivers. Lucas drove fantastically and Im absolutely delighted for Daniel.Ž In Uruguay, Champion Lucas di Grassi returns to the podium on which he will be standing from now on in each of the seven remaining races … a new Formula E record. Along the beach at Punta del Este, the title defender “ghts a gripping duel with Jean-ric Vergne during the entire race distance and celebrates second place. Daniel Abt is also clearly on course for a podium when his seat belt suddenly comes undone. After an additional pit stop, 14th place is all he is able to achieve. Lucas di Grassi: Our car is super fast. I look forward to the second half of the season.Ž Formula E arrives in Europe: Its “rst appearance in Rome is dominated by Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt who, following a less than perfect qualifying, shine with “ghtbacks: Di Grassi “nishes second from sixth on the grid and Abt starts from ninth and goes on to “nish fourth. On clinching these two top-“ve spots, Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er has advanced to fourth position in the teams classi“cation. Dieter Gass: A fantastic start to the European season!Ž Lucas di Grassi continues his string of success in Paris. His teammate, Daniel Abt, keeps himself busy on the track around the Dme des Invalides: The German overtakes seven cars and scores valuable points with seventh position. As successful and even spectacular as the “ghtbacks of the Audi drivers are, qualifying remains a weakness. Daniel Abt: I hope the fans enjoyed the show. Next time, we need to do better in qualifying and then therell be a trophy again, too.Ž The former Tempelhof airport in Berlin is the venue of the German race which, embedded in the DFB Pokal “nal, achieves top viewing “gures. About 1.5 million viewers witness the most successful race day of a team in Formula Es near-fouryear history: Daniel Abt clinches pole position, wins in front of Lucas di Grassi, sets the fastest race lap in the process and also leads over the whole race distance. 47 of 47 possible points … no other team has achieved this before. Allan McNish: A clean sweep on home soil, a day just cant be better than this. Im incredibly proud of the entire team!Ž Before the series debut in Zurich, its clear that if the team wants to have a realistic chance of winning the championship it will have to score a lot of points in Switzerland. No sooner said than done: Lucas di Grassi, in the “rst international car race in Switzerland since 1954, in front of a record turnout of far more than 100,000 spectators, clinches his “rst victory of this season. Daniel Abt is less fortunate: Rival Nelson Piquet rear-ends him right after the start. Due to the necessary change of the rear wing, Abt “nishes out of the points. In Zurich, Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er reduces the gap by 11 points down to 33 before traveling to New York City for the “nal races. Allan McNish: Im especially happy for Lucas crew that had a dif“cult start to the season and how they have come back fully. And of course, after the home round in Berlin, its also fantastic for Audi to have won the “rst circuit race in Switzerland in 64 years.Ž 33 points have to be made up by Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er in the last two races in New York City. Doable … thats the general opinion in the paddock. Optimism within the team is huge. We worked hard both on the race track and back home in Neuburg … even though it will be dif“cult, we now go to New York with a clear attitude and focus on the championship,Ž says Allan McNish. With a one-two … Lucas di Grassi wins ahead of Daniel Abt, who also posts the fastest race lap … the team reduces the gap to “ve points. The race on Sunday, which Jean-ric Vergne wins, becomes a real thriller: All four drivers of the competing teams, Techeetah and Audi Sport ABT Schaef”er, start the race within the top “ve. The title race remains open up until the last second. Then its clear: the second and third places clinched by di Grassi and Abt suf“ce to bring the teams championship, with a two-point advantage, home to Germany for the “rst time. Allan McNish: Now its reality: teams champions! This season was up and down, and everyone always did their best. Also today, when push came to shove, our drivers delivered the goods. A big thank you also goes to our base camp in Germany! Great teamwork! Great job!ŽAUDIFROM PAGE 1 AUDI PHOTOAudi fought back from a major points decit to win the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Lake Okeechobees needed storage reservoirCLEWISTON … Rivers and canals are coated in a toxic “lm of bright green. Coastal beaches and shallows are awash in mounds of hairlike slime and dead “sh. Satellite photos of Lake Okeechobee are ablaze with reds and yellows, indicating a massive algae bloom across the “sherys open waters. This isnt the “rst year that this has happened. But the visuals have been especially graphic, an ugly reminder of how we have damaged Floridas vast, interconnected freshwater system and possibly a warning that we are but one tropical storm away from environmental disaster. In response, Gov. Rick Scott issued an emergency order on July 9. As Governor, it is my duty to protect Floridians, no matter what it takes. Today, our state is once again facing a crisis from water releases controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,Ž he said. This has prompted me to issue an emergency declaration, so our state agencies can do everything in their power to minimize the harmful impacts these releases are having on our communities.Ž Additionally the White House Of“ce of Management and Budget voiced its support for a massive storage reservoir south of the lake to help mitigate the recurring problem, as well as help restore ”ow to the Everglades, also damaged by the well-intended, but ill-advised replumbing of years past. Its now up to the U.S. Senate to include money for the $1.6 billion Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act. This must happen in 2108 if we expect real progress to be made and avoid a costly two-year delay before construction can begin,Ž said Keep America Fishing, in issuing an action alert for anglers to contact their senators in support of the reservoir. In conjunction with other projects, the reservoir is expected to reduce damaging, algae-causing discharges that inundate the communities along the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries by approximately 60 percent once completed,Ž it added. It will also help send an additional 370,000 acre-feet of clean, freshwater south towards the Everglades and Florida Bay each year.Ž The reservoir has been a priority for Florida Senate President Joe Negron, who is retiring in November. This is an emergency,Ž he said. Time is of the essence.Ž The Problem How did we get to this place? We built canals and drained portions of the Everglades for development and agriculture. We turned our nations second largest lake into an impoundment for similar reasons, as well as to protect nearby communities from ”ooding. After we eliminated Okeechobees natural ability to ”ush and cleanse itself, while replenishing the Everglades, we changed the lakes mains source of water, the Kissimmee River, from a 100-mile meandering river with 43,000 acres of nutrient-“ltering wetlands into a 50-mile channel. With the Big Os natural drainage eliminated, something had to be done to control water levels. The Corps built locks to discharge water east and west, into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers. And all the while this was going on, agricultural runoff along the Kissimmee and around the lake poured in, fueling algae blooms and accumulating on the bottom as organic muck. Fortunately, Okeechobees world-class bass “shery hasnt been seriously impacted … yet. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 protective barrier for the productive backwaters. The bass “shing is great. People are catching lots of “sh,Ž Ramon Iglesias, general manager of the Roland Martin Marine Center, reported recently. But Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists have warned that water held high by the Corps to prevent ”ooding and excessive algae, which reduces light penetration, could diminish that valuable vegetation, and we may be only a tropical storm away from a tipping point where habitat is destroyed and serious impacts to the “shery are going to show up. Some anglers also think that they seen a decline in the “shery. Meanwhile, during summer and fall, those nutrient-rich discharges from the Big O often have combined with urban runoff and septic tank leakage to the east and west to smother coastal areas in guacamole thickŽ algae, some of which is toxic. The good news is that restoration began on the Kissimmee River in 1999, putting twists and turns back into the waterway and restoring wetlands. That has cut down on nutrients pouring into the lake and allowed for more water storage above it. But in a 2015 report, the South Florida Water Management District revealed that 37 percent of the algae-feeding phosphorus pouring into Okeechobee comes from farms, groves, ranches and neighborhoods as far north as the Orlando suburbs. Just 5 to 8 percent comes from sugar “elds, farms, and towns around the lake. Ninety-“ve percent of the water ”owing into Lake Okeechobee comes from the Kissimmee,Ž Iglesias said. While a reservoir to the south will help, he added, much more needs to be done in the watershed to the north, including recovery wells to store water. But even that wont solve the problem in the short term, according to Karl Havens, Florida Sea Grant Director. In the watershed north of Lake Okeechobee, it is estimated that the soils and wetlands contain enough nutrients from past agricultural activities to fuel high nitrogen and phosphorus inputs into Lake Okeechobee for the next 50 years.ŽLAKEFROM PAGE 4 college golf this fall for Webber international University. I think she is going to do well at Webber and Ashley and Alyssa are getting ready for the high school golf season.Ž Lane Revell, not to be outdone by his sister, Hannah, won the boys 14-15 division with rounds of 91-83 and a total of 174, Avery Hurst came in second place with a 182, Beckham Donovan was third at 183, Ranen Carmichael had a 185, Zach Doorlag was at 193, Kaleb Revels “nished with a 207, Owen Moses came in at 217 and Ashton Grif“n had a 221. Lane did a good job of keeping the ball in play, especially on Friday and got the win,Ž Kesling said. There is a lot of talent in that age group and they are only going to get better.Ž Ben Trevino “nished “rst in the boys 11-13 age group with rounds of 45-48 and a two-day total of 93, Marquez Angeles placed second at 96, Trent Bray and Ian Frasier tied at 98 and Bray came in third after winning on the third playoff hole. Jay Walkup was “fth with a 101, Matthew Suarez came in sixth at 103, Brody Hall had a 112, JR Redding shot a 119, Jarrett Hornick came in with a 119, and Jayden Bolin, Samuel Braxton and Cole Fann tied at 121. Ben has been working on his game and its paying off,Ž said Kesling. Thats a talented age group and I enjoy watching those boys play.Ž Melanie Suarez won the girls 11-13 age group with a two-day total of 107, while Madelynn Depner “nished in second place with a 119. Melanie continues to improve as does Madelynn,Ž said Kesling. I wish we had more girls playing in that division, but its good to see Melanie and Madelynn sticking with it.Ž Dillon Parnell “nished “rst in the boys 9-10 age group with a 96, Devin Wortinger placed second at 105 and Connor Darrow came in with a 160. Dillon has been playing well and continues to improve,Ž said Kesling. Devin is playing up and has a lot of talent.Ž In the boys/girls 6-8 division, Jordan Castillo cruised to “rst place with a 55, Liam McCann placed second at 65, Hannah Castillo was third with a 68, Jenesi Trevino had an 80, Gabriel Perez came in at 86 and Ashlyn Wortinger was in with a 106. That group is a lot of fun to watch,Ž Kesling said. They enjoy playing the game and there is some real talent there.Ž Since this was a two-day tournament, there were bonus points involved in the competition. This event was worth points and half,Ž said Kesling. It was a big tournament and a lot of the age group titles are very tight. Weve got a couple of events left and every point counts.Ž The next event on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour schedule is set for Thursday at the Country Club of Winter Haven. The Country Club of Winter Haven is a really good course and should provide a real test for our junior golfers,Ž Kesling said.  The last event of the summer season is the two-day Tour Championship at Sun n Lake Golf Club on Aug. 18-19. The summer has ”own by and its going to be interesting to see who comes out on top in each age group,Ž Kesling said. Most of them will come down to the Tour Championship at Sun n Lake and that should be a fun couple of days. After the “nal round well have an awards banquet to celebrate a gr eat su mmer of golf.ŽRIVERFROM PAGE 1 MARK PINSON/STAFFLake Placid senior Ashley Engle prepares to tee o on the 10th hole during the Onsite Ag Services Championship at River Greens Golf Club. 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The News Wire Sunday, July 22, 2018 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoesSee page 8 BRANSON, Mo. „Grab the baby!Ž Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Colemans family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock Lake near Branson, Coleman said. When the Indianapolis woman came up for air, she was alone. She prayed. I said, Lord, please, let me get to my babies,Ž she told reporters from her wheelchair Saturday in the lobby of a hospital where shes recovering after swallowing lake water. ... If they dont make it, Lord, take me too. I dont need to be here.Ž Coleman recalled spotting the rescue boat and managed to reach it, somehow.Ž Earlier, from her hospital bed, she recounted to television station KOLR her sisterin-laws last words. Colemans husband and three children, ages 9, 7, and 1; her 45-year-old sister-in-law and 2-year-old nephew; her motherin-law and father-in-law and her husbands uncle all died Thursday night in the deadliest accident of its kind in nearly two decades. Others killed included a Missouri couple who had just celebrated a birthday; another Missouri couple on what was planned as their last extended vacation; an Illinois woman who died while saving her granddaughters life; an Arkansas father and son; and a retired pastor who was the boats operator. None of the 31 passengers on board were wearing a life jacket, according to an incident report released Saturday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. State and federal investigators were trying to determine what sent the vessel, originally built for military use in World War II, to its demise. An initial assessment blamed thunderstorms and winds that approached hurricane strength, but it wasnt clear why the amphibious vehicle even ventured into the water. Coleman said the crew told passengers they were going into the water “rst, before the landbased part of their tour, because of the incoming storm. The area had been under a severe thunderstorm watch for hours and a severe thunderstorm warning for more than 30 minutes before the boat sank. Suzanne Smagala with Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said it was the companys only accident in more than 40 years of operation. The company hasnt commented Survivor says life vests not worn on boat that capsizedBy MARGARET STAFFORDASSOCIATED PRESSPARIS (AP) „ French investigators on Saturday raided the house of one of French President Emmanuel Macrons former top security aides, a man who was caught on camera beating a young protester in May. Alexandre Benallas involvement in the beating and questions about the governments handling of the affair is turning into Macrons biggest political crisis since he took of“ce last year. The presidential Elysee Palace “red bodyguard Benalla a day before police raided his home Saturday morning in the Parisian suburb of IssyLes-Moulineaux, according to the Paris prosecutors of“ce. Benalla was identi“ed earlier this week by the Le Monde newspaper for beating a young protester during May Day protests while wearing a police helmet. He and a second man are facing potential charges and are in police custody until Sunday. Regular parliamentary work has been paralyzed for two days with questions about why it took 21‡2 months to inform judicial of“cials and why Benalla stayed in his post during that time. Questions over whether there was an of“cial cover-up of his actions have also been raised, and whether Elysee employees have a measure of impunity not granted to others. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will face questions from parliament next week to see if the government failed to properly discipline Benalla. Despite his of“cial change to a desk job, Benalla was seen this month on the ground with police at several high-pro“le events, including the return home Monday of Frances soccer World Cupwinning team, an event attended by hundreds of thousands. The belated referral of the issue to judicial authorities and what was widely viewed as insuf“cient action at the time by the Elysee Palace has triggered a “restorm from the opposition. Macron has continued to keep a low pro“le and has, thus far, not spoken about the events.French investigators raid home of Macrons ex-bodyguard BOAT | 4BRIDGEWATER, N.J. „ Donald Trump said Saturday he “nds it inconceivableŽ that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in after the disclosure that in the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal attorney secretly recorded their discussion about a potential payment for a former Playboy models account of having an affair with Trump. The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized earlier this year by federal authorities from Michael Cohen, the longtime Trump “xer. In a tweet, Trump called such taping totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.Ž He also asserted, without elaborating, in post: The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!Ž Cohen had made a practice of recording conversations, unbeknownst to those he was speaking with. Most states, including New York, allow for recordings of conversations with only the consent of one party; other states require all parties to agree to a recording or have mixed laws on the matter. It was not immediately clear where Trump and Cohen were located at the time of the call. Cohens recording adds to questions about whether Trump tried to quash damaging stories before the election. Trumps campaign had said it knew nothing about any payment to ex-centerfold Karen McDougal. Transparency groups and Democrats have argued that the secret efforts to silence Trump accusers, including a payment to adult “lm actress Stormy Daniels, should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission as potential violations of campaign “nance laws, which require disclosure of campaign expenditures. Trumps attorneys have argued that any payments to accusers would have been made regardless of his presidential candidacy, and that no violation occurred. The recording could also further entangle the president in a criminal investigation that for months has targeted Cohen. The erstwhile Trump loyalist has hired a new attorney, Clinton White House veteran Lanny Davis, and disassociated himself from the president as both remain under investigation. Cohen has not been charged with a crime. Current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said the payment was never made and the brief recording shows Trump did nothing wrong. The transaction that Michael is talking about on the tape never took place, but whats important is: If it did take place, the president said it has to be done correctly and it has to be done by checkŽ to keep a proper record of it, Giuliani said. Davis said any attempt at spin cannot change what is on the tape.Ž When the recording is heard, it will not hurt Mr. Cohen,Ž Davis said in a statement. The recording was “rst reported Friday by The New York Times. The FBI raided Cohens of“ce, home and hotel room in April, searching in part for information about payments to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, who received a $130,000 payment from Cohen before the election to keep quiet about a sexual relationship she says she had with Trump. The FBI investigation is separate from special counsel Robert ASPEN, Colo. „ China is waging a quiet kind of cold warŽ against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesnt want to go to war, he said, but the current communist government, under President Xi Jingping, is subtly working on multiple fronts to undermine the U.S. in ways that are different than the more well-publicized activities being employed by Russia. I would argue ... that what theyre waging against us is fundamentally a cold war „ a cold war not like we saw during THE Cold War (between the U.S. and the Soviet Union) but a cold war by de“nition,Ž Michael Collins, deputy assistant director of the CIAs East Asia mission center, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. Rising U.S.-China tension goes beyond the trade dispute playing out in a tariff tit-for-tat between the two nations. There is concern over Chinas pervasive efforts to steal business secrets and details about high-tech research being conducted in the U.S. The Chinese military is expanding and being modernized and the U.S., as well as other nations, have complained about Chinas construction of military outposts on islands in the South China Sea. I would argue that its the Crimea of the East,Ž Collins said, referring to Russias brash annexation of Ukraines Crimean Peninsula, which was condemned throughout the West. Collins comments track warnings about Chinas rising in”uence issued by others who spoke earlier this week at the security conference. The alarm bells come at a time when Washington needs Chinas help in ending its nuclear standoff with North Korea.Trump finds it inconceivable lawyer would tape a clientCIA: China waging quiet kind of cold war against USBy ZEKE MILLERASSOCIATED PRESSBy DEB RIECHMANNASSOCIATED PRESSTAPE | 4 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Wednesday April 26, 2017 le photo, Emmanuel Macron, right, is anked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left background in northern France. AP PHOTOSA duck boat sits idle in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator in Branson, Mo. Friday. The amphibious vehicle is similar to one of the companys boats that capsized the day before on Table Rock Lake resulting in 17 deaths.CHINA | 4 Duck boat accident survivor Tia Coleman is comforted by her sister Leeta Bigbee after speaking to the media at Cox Medical Center Branson Saturday in Branson, Mo. Coleman lost nine family members in the accident Thursday on Table Rock Lake which left over a dozen people dead.


Page 2 The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in the area Some clouds with a t-stormHIGH 88 LOW 8145% chance of rain 60% chance of rainA couple of showers and a thunderstorm87 / 7660% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly cloudy, a t-storm or two; humid86 / 7760% chance of rain TUESDAYA couple of showers and a thunderstorm89 / 7760% chance of rain WEDNESDAYA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon91 / 7645% chance of rain FRIDAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7755% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 2 7 7 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 560-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE9495101989693Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.54Ž Month to date 6.82Ž Normal month to date 5.75Ž Year to date 33.35Ž Normal year to date 26.71Ž Record 1.48Ž (2016) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.07Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 6.92Ž Normal month to date 4.96Ž Year to date 21.01Ž Normal year to date 25.70Ž Record 1.48Ž (1985) High/Low 89/79 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (2014) Record Low 70 (1998) High/Low 87/76 High/Low 90/82 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 99 (2010) Record Low 66 (1978)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 6.82 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 33.35 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 91 78 t 90 75 t Bradenton 90 82 t 88 78 t Clearwater 89 81 t 86 78 t Coral Springs 92 78 t 91 77 t Daytona Beach 91 75 t 88 72 t Fort Lauderdale 90 79 t 90 80 t Fort Myers 88 79 pc 88 78 t Gainesville 88 76 t 89 75 t Jacksonville 89 74 t 89 75 t Key Largo 89 80 pc 88 80 t Key West 92 82 pc 92 84 t Lakeland 88 77 t 86 74 t Melbourne 93 80 t 91 78 t Miami 89 76 t 90 77 t Naples 89 82 pc 90 81 t Ocala 87 74 t 87 73 t Okeechobee 90 77 t 88 74 t Orlando 89 77 t 86 75 t Panama City 90 76 t 90 76 t Pensacola 94 75 pc 93 72 t Pompano Beach 92 78 t 92 79 t St. Augustine 89 75 t 87 74 t St. Petersburg 88 76 t 86 76 t Sarasota 88 79 pc 87 75 t Tallahassee 90 73 t 90 73 t Tampa 89 79 t 87 78 t Vero Beach 93 76 t 91 75 t West Palm Beach 91 75 t 89 77 t Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 1:05a 5:14a 11:37a 7:50p Mon. 2:30a 6:02a 12:22p 8:41p Today 10:14a 3:30a --6:06p Mon. 1:07a 4:18a 10:59a 6:57p Today 9:21a 1:52a --4:55p Mon. 12:18a 2:37a 10:04a 5:40p Today 1:37a 5:43a 12:09p 8:19p Mon. 3:02a 6:31a 12:54p 9:10p Today 8:29a 2:09a 11:22p 4:45p Mon. 9:14a 2:57a --5:36p W 6-12 2-4 Light W 10-20 3-5 ModerateFt. Myers 88/79 part cldy all day Punta Gorda 90/81 part cldy all day Sarasota 88/79 part cldy all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018Full Jul 27 Last Aug 4 New Aug 11 First Aug 18 Today 4:18 p.m. 2:45 a.m. Monday 5:11 p.m. 3:26 a.m. Today 6:47 a.m. 8:22 p.m. Monday 6:48 a.m. 8:22 p.m. Today 2:13a 8:25a 2:37p 8:48p Mon. 2:55a 9:07a 3:19p 9:30p Tue. 3:37a 9:49a 4:01p 10:13p Monterrey 101/70 Chihuahua 99/70 Los Angeles 85/68 Washington 81/76 New York 82/73 Miami 89/76 Atlanta 87/69 Detroit 78/63 Houston 102/79 Kansas City 86/64 Chicago 78/65 Minneapolis 83/66 El Paso 105/79 Denver 94/62 Billings 83/58 San Francisco 75/58 Seattle 86/60 Toronto 70/64 Montreal 82/72 Winnipeg 79/58 Ottawa 77/68 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: 07/22/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 99 73 s 95 68 pc Anchorage 68 56 pc 67 57 c Atlanta 87 69 t 84 71 t Baltimore 80 70 t 83 71 t Billings 83 58 pc 86 60 pc Birmingham 89 69 s 86 70 sh Boise 94 63 s 99 66 pc Boston 78 73 r 82 73 c Buffalo 75 67 r 86 72 t Burlington, VT 84 72 r 88 74 t Charleston, WV 76 63 t 83 67 t Charlotte 87 70 t 85 72 t Chicago 78 65 sh 83 67 s Cincinnati 76 67 sh 79 68 t Cleveland 77 66 c 80 70 t Columbia, SC 90 73 t 88 74 t Columbus, OH 76 67 t 82 70 t Concord, NH 78 68 r 81 65 t Dallas 108 82 s 104 79 pc Denver 94 62 t 81 60 t Des Moines 83 65 s 83 63 pc Detroit 78 63 c 82 67 pc Duluth 73 55 pc 79 58 t Fairbanks 84 60 pc 83 58 pc Fargo 80 63 t 80 57 s Hartford 83 70 r 82 68 t Helena 84 52 s 88 56 s Honolulu 88 77 sh 89 77 sh Houston 102 79 pc 102 79 pc Indianapolis 79 64 sh 81 66 c Jackson, MS 95 70 pc 92 69 s Kansas City 86 64 s 86 67 pc Knoxville 79 65 t 83 67 sh Las Vegas 105 87 s 109 90 s Los Angeles 85 68 pc 92 70 s Louisville 78 68 sh 81 68 t Memphis 89 69 s 88 70 pc Milwaukee 75 65 pc 82 67 s Minneapolis 83 66 pc 83 65 pc Montgomery 93 71 s 89 70 t Nashville 81 69 t 82 69 t New Orleans 98 82 pc 94 79 t New York City 82 73 t 82 74 t Norfolk, VA 87 74 t 85 76 t Oklahoma City 97 70 pc 91 68 pc Omaha 86 64 s 84 64 pc Philadelphia 83 73 t 83 73 t Phoenix 110 91 pc 114 93 s Pittsburgh 78 67 t 84 70 t Portland, ME 73 66 r 77 65 t Portland, OR 94 62 s 96 62 s Providence 79 71 c 81 70 c Raleigh 87 72 t 83 72 t Salt Lake City 91 70 pc 94 72 pc St. Louis 83 67 pc 86 68 pc San Antonio 103 77 s 105 78 pc San Diego 79 69 pc 80 70 pc San Francisco 75 58 pc 72 57 pc Seattle 86 60 s 90 60 s Washington, DC 81 76 t 83 77 t Amsterdam 77 59 pc 80 63 pc Baghdad 109 82 s 109 87 s Beijing 92 76 t 91 77 pc Berlin 84 63 pc 83 63 pc Buenos Aires 56 34 pc 51 32 s Cairo 98 79 s 100 79 s Calgary 72 47 pc 68 47 pc Cancun 90 75 s 92 75 s Dublin 74 59 c 72 53 sh Edmonton 69 46 sh 66 45 sh Halifax 73 65 r 74 65 c Kiev 76 63 t 77 64 t London 80 65 pc 86 63 pc Madrid 91 65 s 96 67 s Mexico City 77 55 pc 80 55 pc Montreal 82 72 sh 89 74 sh Ottawa 77 68 r 86 70 sh Paris 83 62 pc 86 65 pc Regina 75 52 t 74 50 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 69 r 81 68 pc Rome 85 69 pc 83 70 t St. Johns 76 61 sh 77 58 c San Juan 87 76 pc 88 78 pc Sydney 63 43 s 67 50 s Tokyo 96 83 pc 95 83 pc Toronto 70 64 r 82 72 pc Vancouver 78 57 s 79 61 s Winnipeg 79 58 t 76 55 sHigh ............. 107 at Wichita Falls, TXLow ................... 32 at Meacham, OR(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85On July 22, 1918, one lightning strike killed 504 sheep in Wasatch National Park, Utah. Q: An aurora gives off 1,000, 1 million or 1 trillion watts of energy?A: 1 trillion watts. 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 88/81 90/78 88/78 88/78 90/77 90/77 89/78 90/77 89/78 89/79 90/82 88/82 88/82 88/79 89/80 90/81 88/79 88/80 88/80 89/77 90/78 89/78 90/78 88/76 89/78 89/83 88/82 89/82 88/79 90/81 89/82 88/77 88/79 89/81 87/82 88/80 88/81 89/81 Hillary Clinton is cheered at star-studded Central Park fest VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally Man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear 3 prison officers resign after colleague killedNEW YORK (AP) „ Hillary Clinton was cheered Saturday in Central Park when she took the stage as part of a star-studded summer festival of conversation, music and food. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York told a crowd at the OZY Fest that shell be tweeting in coming days, helping to organize transportation for immigrants trying to reunite with their families after crossing the U.S. border illegally and being separated. She was interviewed by Laurene Powell Jobs, founder of the Emerson Collective, a nonpro“t ATLANTA (AP) „ Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemps bid for governor. The event is being held in Macon on Saturday afternoon. It comes just three days before Kemps runoff against fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Tuesday. Pences visit was quickly set after President Donald Trump waded into the race Wednesday, tweeting his full and total endorsementŽ for Kemp. Trump pointed to Kemps strong position on illegal immigration and support for gun rights. Cagle had a number of campaign stops in northern Georgia planned for Saturday. He ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) „ Of“cials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) „ Minnesota prison of“cials say three correctional of“cers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues. Of“cials say Of“cer Joseph Gomm was attacked Wednesday at the states ”agship prison in Stillwater by an inmate serving time for homicide. Authorities havent released details about the assault. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections tells the Star Tribune that three of“cers later resigned, but that the reasons for their resignations wont be made | HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONpublic. They worked at either the Stillwater prison or a facility in Oak Park Heights. Gomms relatives said in a statement that they were devastated by the senseless and tragic loss.Ž They also thanked Gromms colleagues and others offering support. More than 1,600 inmates are housed at the century-old Stillwater prison. About a third of the prisoners are serving time for homicide. stepped outside. The state Game and Fish Department says conservation of“cers went to the mans Cloudcroft home Friday after his wife drove him to an Alamogordo hospital for treatment of injuries that included arm puncture wounds and leg scratches. According to the department, the man acknowledged feeding cracked corn to wildlife and that multiple bears routinely entered the residence. Of“cers found pet food bowls near the house, bear prints on windows and scratch marks on the porch. Department Director Alexandra Sandoval says its good that the man will recover quickly from his injuries but feeding wildlife is never an acceptable practice.Ž advocate of liberal causes that organized the two-day festival that was to conclude Sunday. The subject was the politics of the moment.Ž Clinton also addressed this weeks burning topic: President Donald Trumps encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid special counsel Robert Muellers warning that Russian intelligence services have active interference operationsŽ in U.S. politics. Its really distressing and alarming,Ž Clinton said. It should concern every American of any political party because this was a direct attack on our democracy.Ž Other guests at the festival included comedians Michelle Wolf and Hasan Minhaj; the band Passion Pit; rapper Common; authors Malcolm Gladwell and Salman Rushdie. was scheduled to make stops in Cleveland and Hiawassee. MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) „ A California forest “re just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more “re“ghters were injured while battling the ”ames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada. The Ferguson “re was churning northward within Sierra National Forest, sending up smoke that obscured valley views in the park. Yosemite remained open, but one of its scenic routes, Glacier Point Road, was closed to stage “re“ghters. Crews were getting a break from light winds but were contending with rugged terrain and sweltering temperatures, said Deputy Chief Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The vegetation is so dry out there, and its so hot. This “re will continue to grow,Ž he said. Flames have charred about 42 square miles of timber. Two “re“ghters, who were hospitalized Friday after suffering back injuries, have since been released and were expected to fully recover, said “re spokesman Rich Eagan. A total of four “re“ghters have been injured since the blaze broke out July 13. A bulldozer operator was killed the day after the “re started while trying to stop its spread. More than 2,800 “re“ghters aided by a ”eet of aircraft were battling the “re, but only 7 percent of its perimeter was contained. Several areas were under mandatory evacuation orders. Residents of other communities were advised to be ready to leave if necessary, but no homes had been damaged or destroyed. Wild“res burned or smoldered elsewhere in the state, including east of Los Angeles near the Riverside County city of Corona. Most evacuations ordered at the height of the “re Thursday afternoon were lifted that night, but “re“ghters had extensive work to do to complete a containment line around the 250-acre burn scar.2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite AP PHOTOIn this July 16, le photo, the Ferguson Fire burns along a ridgeline in unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif. HONOLULU (AP) „ A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police of“cer was killed during a shootout with of“cers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an of“cer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving con“rmation from the police chief. The of“cer was taken to Hilo Medical Center, Okabe said. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim told the AP in a phone interview that the of“cer will survive. A woman who was with Waiki was also shot and wounded during the shooting at the extreme southern end of the Big Island, police spokesman Alan Richmond said. Her condition was not immediately known.Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police AP PHOTOThis undated le photo provided by the Hawaii County Police Department shows Ocer Bronson Kaliloa. NATIONAL NEWS/WEATHER


The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 Page 3 ALPOACTASIFTHEDANCE MARCMRSLATERIDESOUT IMITOUTSTANDINGBILLS NICOLDOONADDERALL ONEPAGERADOREDIG RADICALMOVEMENTSOTTO ABYSSMENTHEOIL PIGGYSAINTECONOMY CANOEBRIGASHCAKE ASTATAICHISWEETTALK STELLARCLASSIFICATION KILLERBEEPODUNKIMRE CLIFBARTELEMEADE SCENTEDGADOTJARTS SICSONOFAWHEEL NOTARSOLIDFOUNDATION RASNIGERSTILETTO EPICPOEMASHEASHEN SMASHINGPUMPKINSSELF AMSTEREOTAPINTOELLA DATALOSSAVENGEDSPOTANSWERS to crosswordPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti „ In a country where more women die before, during and after childbirth than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, poor women in Haiti with high-risk pregnancies now have one less option for lifesaving care. The Geneva-based medical charity, Doctors Without Borders „ known as MSF, its French abbreviation „ has closed its free, round-the-clock maternity hospital in Haitis capital. The facility, called CRUO, an acronym for its French name, was opened after Haitis catastrophic 2010 earthquake. It admitted its last expectant mother last Sunday „ three months ahead of its scheduled closing. It was a temporary structure that has a life span that already has been surpassed, and requires signi“cant investments to turn it into a permanent, more long-term structure,Ž Michelle Chouinard, MSFs head of mission, said about the prefabricated structure that was built from shipping containers. Its not MSFs role to remain inde“nitely.Ž The hospital closing is the “rst of two for MSF. The organization opened them after many of Haitis health care facilities collapsed in the earthquake, and a deadly cholera epidemic hit 10 months later. The charitys 122-bed trauma hospital in Tabarre, which receives a large number of head trauma cases and broken bones related to the countrys motorcycle culture, is scheduled to close permanently in June 2019. But other medical facilities run by the charity will remain open. People are saying MSF is leaving. MSF is not leaving,Ž Chouinard said. She said the groups 40-bed severe-burn center, 24-hour sexual violence center, 24-hour emergency clinic in a Port-au-Prince slum and a facility in Porta-Piment, which was opened after 2016s Hurricane Matthew in southern Haiti, will all remain. With the number of con”icts and other humanitarian crises increasing around the world, demands are up for the charitys emergency medical aid, Chouinard said. Also, the situation in Haiti is not the same as it was in 2010, when the charity was in the midst of handing over some projects to the government when earthquake forced it to put plans on hold, she said. MSF does have standards of care for our patients,Ž she said, noting that running the maternity hospital, which admitted an average of 500 patients a day last year, is expensive. In Haiti, that has meant not only providing life-saving care to women with complicated pregnancies and babies with low birth weights, but also being on the front lines of the cholera epidemic. At choleras height, MSF was often the “rst to dispatch emergency response teams to far-”ung reaches of the country affected by the deadly water-borne disease. In 2016, when a strike crippled the countrys public hospitals, the Tabarre facility was the only respite for those unable to afford private care. That year, it treated 15,228 patients in the emergency room and performed 8,088 surgeries. Despite the care, MSF has not been immune from criticism in Haiti, where nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, are often accused of undermining the government because of their ability to provide services free and pay top dollar for staff. That has led to a complicated „ and sometimes contentious „ relationship between governments and NGOs. It is especially so in Haiti where this year President Jovenel Moise, after a sexual misconduct scandal involving the staff of British charity Oxfam, singled out Doctors Without Borders. In an interview with Reuters, Moise called for an investigation of the medical charity saying it had to repatriate about 17 people for misconduct which was not explained.Ž A Doctors Without Borders spokesman at the time said it was unclear what Moise was referring to. Chouinard, in an interview with the Miami Herald after the presidents comment, said MSF takes allegations of abuse and harassment very seriously,Ž and over the years has developed policies to address such situations, but declined to address the allegations directly. Haitian leaders have long been harsh critics of NGOs, while also enjoying the comfort of knowing that they ful“ll a need. But critics say the reliance on NGOs weakens governments, which often dont consider the fact that funding often runs out and programs go away. In the case of Haiti, the end of MSFs 12-year investment in battling Haitis childbirth crisis, and the eventual closing of the trauma hospital, couldnt have come at a worse time. The country currently doesnt have a functioning government after the resignation of its prime minister and his Cabinet after this months riots over fuel prices. The new government, when it is formed, will have to “gure out how to absorb MSFs services and costs while addressing Haitis dysfunctional health care system. Chouinard and others say MSF had long warned Haitian health ministry of“cials that the maternity and trauma hospitals were temporary. Dr. Claude Surena, former president of the Haitian Medical Association, who was part of the Health Ministrys team that led Haitis response after the earthquake said closing the maternity hospital, which treated pregnant women with eclampsia and pre-eclampsia and was the only health facility that specialized in expectant mothers with cholera, will have a big impact. The Health Ministry, he said, will have to “nd a way to gradually absorb such cases and improve health care delivery. According to the World Bank, Haiti spends less on health care per capita than its closest neighbors. The Dominican Republic spends $180 per capita; Cuba, $781; and the Latin American and Caribbean region overall, $336. Haiti spends just $13. Maternal and infant mortality rates are also “ve and three times, respectively, higher than the regional average, the bank said in a report it published last year while calling on Haitis government to increase health care spending. With 359 deaths for every 100,000 pregnancies, according to the World Health Organizations 2015 statistics, Haiti remains the country in the Western Hemisphere with the highest maternal mortality,Ž Chouinard said.Doctors Without Borders closes the first of two hospitals in HaitiBy JACQUELINE CHARLESMIAMI HERALD HAVANA „ Cuban lawmakers on Saturday approved the Cabinet named by new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, keeping most of the ministers from Rauls Castro government in place, except for in the key post of economic reform. Cubas national assembly was also considering a proposed reform of its 1976 constitution that would reshape its government, courts and economy, creating the position of prime minister alongside the president, although it would maintain the Communist Party as the sole political force in the country. Among the ministers kept in place in Diaz-Canels Council of Ministers were three historic vice presidents: revolutionary commanders Ramiro Valdes, Ricardo Cabrisas and Gen. Ulises Rosales del Toro. Foreign Minster Bruno Rodriguez, Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca and Finance Minister Lina Peraza will also remain in their posts. The main change was the absence of economic reforms minister Marino Murillo who had accompanied Raul Castro for a decade while he implemented modest openings to private enterprise in the socialist economy. Diaz-Canel replaced Castro in April. Cuban officials say the old constitution does not reflect changes made in Cuba in recent years. The new charter would create new recognitions of the free market and private property in Cuban society, and create a new presumption of innocence in the justice system. The proposed reform is also expected to be approved in a later national referendum. The new constitution will maintain rights such as religious freedom but will also make explicit the principle of nondiscrimination due to gender identity.Cuba approves new leaders Cabinet with old facesBy ANDREA RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSEgypt hikes natural gas prices by up to 75 percent Irans top leader endorses warning over oil supplies Japanese Princess begins visit to Brazils biggest city Train in Greece hits, kills 2 migrants near Turkish border Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuseCAIRO (AP) „ Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the countrys economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising. The governments decision, published in the of“cial gazette on Saturday, should come into effect starting August. It sets the price for gas consumption of up to 30 cubic meters to 0.175 Egyptian pounds up from 0.100 pounds per cubic meter, an increase of 75 percent. Meanwhile, gas consumption between 30-60 cubic meters went up by 42.8 percent, from 0.175 Egyptian pounds to 0.250 pounds per cubic meter. Consumption of over 60 cubic meters was upped by 33.3 percent, from 0.225 pounds to 0.300 pounds per cubic meter. The move is likely to further fan the ”ames of popular discontent, especially among poor and middle-class Egyptians who have borne the brunt of the governments economic reform program. In recent months, Egypt introduced its latest wave of price hikes for fuel, drinking water and electricity. It also raised the price of new cellular phone lines and monthly cellular phone bills. Charges for issuing passports and car licenses also went up steeply. The austerity policies are part of measures taken to meet demands by the International Monetary Fund for a $12 billion bailout loan to support the governments reform plan. Egypt secured the three-year loan in 2016. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says the reforms, he implemented after he took of“ce in 2014, have put Egypt on the right trackŽ and that they will spur economic growth by over seven percent in the coming years. He urged Egyptians to be patient with the reforms, which the government says should start bene“ting citizens within two years. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) „ Irans top leader has endorsed a warning made earlier by the countrys president over Mideast oil supplies. State TV reported Saturday that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meeting with Iranian diplomats, praised the remarks by Hassan Rouhani and called them a policy and SAO PAULO (AP) „ Japans Princess Mako has arrived in Sao Paulo as part of her two-week visit to Brazil to celebrate 110 years of the arrival of the “rst Japanese immigrants to Latin Americas biggest country. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. An estimated 1.9 million Japanese or their descendants live in Brazil, most of them in Sao Paulo, South Americas largest city. Shortly after her Saturday arrival, Princess Mako toured the Japan Festival, a three-day event showcasing Japanese cuisine, culture and products. She also planned to visit the Monument to Japanese Immigration Pioneers at the citys Ibirapuera Park and the nearby Japanese Pavilion. Earlier in the week, she visited Rio de Janeiros Christ the Redeemer statue and Botanical Gardens. In all Princess Mako will visit 13 Brazilian cities. ALEXANDROUPOLIS, Greece (AP) „ Greek police say two migrants have been killed in northeastern Greece, hit by the same local train in two separate incidents. Police in the city of Alexandroupolis say the train on the AlexandroupolisOrmenio line runs parallel to the Greek-Turkish border a few miles to the east. It hit two people walking on the tracks at ISLAMABAD (AP) „ A court convicted a former lawmaker and candidate for the national assembly Saturday giving him a life sentence for the misuse of a controlled substance he obtained for his pharmaceutical company. Hanif Abbasi, a leader of the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-N, was immediately arrested following the hearing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi after Judge Mohammad Akram Khan announced the verdict in late session. Abbasi, the two-time lawmaker who is contesting the upcoming election from Rawalpindi, was accused of misusing 500kg of ephedrine, which he obtained for his company, Grays Pharmaceuticals, in 2010. The Anti-Narcotics Force had registered a case against Abbasi and his accomplices in June 2012. ANF of“cials claimed the substance was sold to narcotics smugglers who used it to make drugs for partying. Earlier in the day, an independent candidate for parliament shot himself to death after his sons disagreed with his politics. Of“cer Ishfaq Khan said that Mohammad Ahmed Mughal was running for of“ce in both the national and provincial assemblies from the central city of Faisalabad. He said Mughal faced opposition at home as his sons supported candidates from the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League for both seats. Under Pakistans election laws, both elections in which Mughal was a candidate will be postponed and the process will start again after the regular July 25 elections. | HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD12:50 am Saturday, shortly after its departure from Alexandroupolis. Police say one was killed and the other seriously injured. Migrants crossing into Greece from Turkey often use rail tracks to walk along at night. The train driver reported the incident and was delayed. Only minutes after resuming its journey, at 2:20 am, the train fatally hit a third person. The victims identities or nationalities were not known. AP PHOTOJapans Princess Mako visits the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday.attitude by the system.Ž Khamenei, who has “nal say on all state matters, did not elaborate. Earlier in July, Rouhani said that if Irans crude oil exports were threatened, the rest of the Middle Easts would be as well. Rouhani did not elaborate, but Iran long has asserted it could shut down the Strait of Hormuz that a third of all oil traded by sea passes through. The U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May and said it wanted allies to stop buying Iranian crude entirely. HANIF ABBASI WORLD NEWS


Page 4 The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 ALMANAC Today is Sunday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2018. There are 162 days left in the year. Today in history On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, a self-described militant nationalist,Ž massacred 69 people at a Norwegian island youth retreat after detonating a bomb in nearby Oslo that killed eight others in the nations worst violence since World War II. On this date In 1587 an English colony fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. In 1862 President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1916 10 people were killed when a suitcase bomb went off during San Franciscos Preparedness Day parade. In 1934 bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicagos Biograph Theater, where he had just seen the Clark Gable movie Manhattan Melodrama.Ž In 1942 the Nazis began transporting Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp. Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard. In 1946 the militant Zionist group Irgun blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people. In 1991 police in Milwaukee arrested Jeffrey Dahmer, who later confessed to murdering 17 men and boys (Dahmer ended up being beaten to death by a fellow prison inmate). Five years ago: Frenzied crowds of Roman Catholics in Rio de Janeiro mobbed the car carrying Pope Francis as he returned to his home continent for the first time as pontiff, embarking on a seven-day visit. Todays birthdays Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 90. Author Tom Robbins is 86. Actress Louise Fletcher is 84. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chuck Jackson is 81. Actor Terence Stamp is 80. Game show host Alex Trebek is 78. Singer George Clinton is 77. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 75. Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison R-Texas, is 75. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 72. Actor Danny Glover is 72. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 65. Actor Willem Dafoe is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keith Sweat is 57. Actor John Leguizamo is 54. Actor-comedian David Spade is 54. Actor Colin Ferguson is 46. Actor/singer Jaime Camil is 45. Retired NFL player Keyshawn Johnson is 46. Actress Selena Gomez is 26. Britains Prince George of Cambridge is five. Bible verse Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.Ž „ Revelation 3:17. Material wealth is not necessarily a sign of Gods approval or blessing. In fact, it can sometimes stand between us and the Lord. Think it over. BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) „ Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they werent expecting: a 4-foot-long alligator. WKBW-TV in Buffalo reports officers in the city of Batavia were checking out the inside of the building on Monday for anyone in distress when they found the gator in a make-shift aquarium. Officers notified the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which sent an environmental conservation officer to the scene. The reptile was handed over to the DEC officer. The agency is now investigating. State environmental conservation laws prohibit the sale or ownership of alligators and other dangerous animals in New York.ODD NEWS Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in buildingDear Mr. Berko: Malls and shopping centers have fallen signi“cantly in value. I want the names of six mall REITs selling below book value and six mall REITs that have comeback potential. Then tell me why you like them. And I want all of them to yield over 15 percent. Ill invest $10,000 in each. „ LL, Detroit Dear LL: Things were so much less complicated when the world was ”at! Real estate investment trusts have trailed the S&P 500 by 45 percent in the past three years, including dividends. Put another way, the price component of the S&P 500 has gained 42 percent in that time frame, while REIT prices have declined by 3 percent. Since March, REITs have underperformed the S&P 500 by 9 percent. Thats not good! Many of todays equity REITs are seriously undervalued, because they trade at 7 to 16 percent discounts or more to the market value of their portfolios. Some regional mall REITs trade at 30 to 65 percent discounts to net asset value. So if those REITs sold all their properties at todays value and paid off their mortgages, the shareholders would receive between 30 and 65 percent more than what they paid for the stock. For example, if you paid $10 for a REIT trading at a 40 percent discount to NAV and management liquidated its properties, youd get your $10 back plus a 40 percent premium. Therefore, some of the huge discounts in regional mall REITs may be an opportunity for super-speculators who can jump over tall buildings and land on their feet. One REIT Im comfortable recommending as a wild-hair speculation is CBL Properties, once one of the darlings of Wall Street. CBL traded at a record high of $48 in January 2007 and then traded at a record low of $2.60 in March 2009. Today CBL trades at $5.98, which is 27 cents below the companys $6.25 book value. CBL owns, manages, acquires, develops and leases regional shopping malls, open-air and mixed-use centers, and of“ce properties. CBL owns 119 properties located in 27 states (mainly in the Southeast and Midwest), comprising 74 million square feet, and manages 6 million square feet of shopping centers for third parties. And after paying salaries for 560 employees from its Chattanooga headquarters, management seems to have enough dollars remaining to pay an 80-cent dividend, which yields 18.8 percent. CBL “nished 2017 with $4.2 billion in declining debt and $5.7 billion in declining total assets. Im also comfortable recommending Washington Prime Group as a REIT that should be able to rise from the ashes in the coming 18 months. The name sounds like a classy steakhouse in D.C. Washington Prime (WPG$8) is “tting for speculators who chew Juicy Fruit, use Wildroot cream oil and buy Old Spice and Mum deodorant. It came public at $17.50 in February 2015, but its been mostly downhill since, reaching an all-time low price of $5.60 in February of this year. However, its comforting to know that Louis Conforti, WPGs CEO, bought 70,000 shares at $8.50 a share between April and May of 2017 and 28,000 shares at $6.49 in March. WPG owns, develops and manages 122 shopping centers in the U.S., comprising 65 million square feet. WPG also owns various land parcels that can be used for new centers or expansion of existing properties. And after paying salaries of its 710 employees from its Columbus headquarters, management had enough left over to pay a $1 dividend, which yields 16.8 percent. Last year, WPG actually earned 98 cents a share and posted a record amount of funds from operations „ $2.04 a share. Over 91 percent of WPGs 186 million shares are institutionally owned, and wonder of wonders, Standard & Poors has posted a strong buyŽ recommendation on WPG. Total assets exceed debt by $1.7 billion, and the dividend may even be safe. Hold WPG for a couple of years and you may more than double your money. Both of these REITs „ and others that are having tough times „ could be acquired by a competitor. Meanwhile, ask your stockbroker for his REIT recommendations. Email Malcolm Berko at recommendations complex Malcolm Berko Muellers probe of election interference in 2016 and potential obstruction of justice by those in the presidents orbit. Referring to that raid, Trump called it inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyers of“ce (early in the morning) „ almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client.Ž In past comments Trump has also referred to the court-ordered seizure as a break-in,Ž though Cohen has been more sanguine, saying the FBI agents were courteous and respectful. A self-described “xer for Trump for more than a decade, Cohen said last year he would take a bulletŽ for Trump. But he told ABC News in an interview broadcast this month that he now puts family and country “rstŽ and wont let anyone paint him as a villain of this story.Ž On Twitter, he scrubbed mentions and photos of Trump from a pro“le that previously identi“ed him as Personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump.ŽTAPEFROM PAGE 1 on Colemans account of the tour, which usually begins with a tour of downtown Branson, known for its country shows and entertainment, before the vessel enters the lake for a short ride on the water. Company President Jim Pattison Jr. said the boat captain had 16 years of experience, and the business monitors weather. Twenty-nine passengers and two crew members were aboard. Fourteen people survived, including two adults who remained hospitalized Saturday. Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew were the only two of the 11 members of her family who boarded the boat to make it out alive. Another survivor was 12-year-old Alicia Dennison, of Illinois, who says her grandmother, 64-year-old Leslie Dennison, saved her from drowning. Alicias father, Todd Dennison, told the Kansas City Star that his daughter recalled feeling her grandmother below her, pushing her upward after the boat capsized. Another young survivor was 14-year-old Loren Smith of Osceola, Arkansas. She suffered a concussion, but her father, 53-year-old retired math teacher Steve Smith, and her 15-yearold brother, Lance, died. Others killed included 65-year-old William Bright and his 63-yearold wife, Janice. The couple had recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and had talked about Branson being one of their last big trips, recalled neighbor Barbara Beck. The couple moved to Higginsville from Kansas City, Missouri, three years earlier to be closer to a daughter and grandchildren and quickly embraced small-town life. William Brights “nal public Facebook posting noted the wedding anniversary and how happy he was with his wife, three kids and 16 grandchildren. Life, he wrote, had been a lot of fun.Ž Another Missouri couple killed in the accident were 69-year-old William Asher and 68-year-old Rosemarie Hamann. The St. Louis-area couple had been celebrating Hammans birthday earlier in the week. In a “nal Facebook photo posted by Hamann, hes sticking his tongue out and shes smiling. I can only imagine what they were going through. They were so in love. Its just heartbreaking,Ž said friend Russ McKay, who said he talked to Hamann the day before the accident. McCay says Hamann told him the couple had just gone on a paddle boat and were planning to go again. He doesnt know why they chose the duck boat instead. Chance also brought the Colemans aboard the doomed vessel. Tia Coleman said her family initially lined up for the wrong tour so they had to switch out their tickets for the 6:30 p.m. ride. She says the crew showed passengers where the life jackets were but said they wouldnt need them. The companys website had been taken down by Saturday, save for a statement that its operations would remain shuttered to support the investigation and allow time for families and the community to grieve. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and U.S. Coast Guard were hoping a video recorder recovered from the boat would help provide some explanation on why it sank. NTSB member Earl Weener winds were 2 mph short of hurricane force at the time. While the boats driver on water, 51-year-old Kenneth McKee, survived; its driver on land, 73-year-old Bob Williams, did not. Branson Mayor Karen Best said Williams was a great ambassadorŽ for the city. Williams family in Rhode Island, where hed lived for decades before retiring to Branson, remembered him as a deeply religious man who founded a local church. Pastor Bob was a prince of a man, loving, kind, and generous, whose loss to our family is incalculable,Ž said Williams son-in-law, Bishop Jeffery Williams, who now leads Kings Cathedral in Providence.BOATFROM PAGE 1On Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China, from a counterintelligence perspective, represents the broadest and most signi“cant threat America faces. He said the FBI has economic espionage investigations in all 50 states that can be traced back to China. The volume of it. The pervasiveness of it. The signi“cance of it is something that I think this country cannot underestimate,Ž Wray said. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats also warned of rising Chinese aggression. In particular, he said, the U.S. must stand strong against Chinas effort to steal business secrets and academic research. Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Paci“c affairs, said increasing the publics awareness about the activities of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese students or groups at U.S. universities could be one way to help mitigate potential damage. Marcel Lettre, former undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said China has the second-largest defense budget in the world, the largest standing army of ground forces, the third-largest air force and a navy of 300 ships and more than 60 submarines. Lettre said China also is pursuing advances in cyber, arti“cial intelligence, engineering and technology, counter-space, anti-satellite capabilities and hypersonic glide weapons. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told a congressional committee earlier this year that China is developing long-range cruise missiles „ some capable of reaching supersonic speeds. The Pentagon has noted that the Chinese have already pursued a test program that has had 20 times more tests than the U.S. has,Ž Lettre said. Franklin Miller, former senior director for defense policy and arms control at the National Security Council, said Chinas weapons developments are emphasizing the need to have a dialogue with Beijing.CHINAFROM PAGE 1 President Donald Trump has an abysmal attendance record when it comes to intelligence brie“ngs. Over the course of his “rst year-and-a-half in of“ce, Trump has had a habit of skipping daily intelligence brie“ngs, according to his public schedule. The meetings provide presidents with a chance to confer with intelligence of“cials about threats and other international developments. Trump attended the meeting Thursday, for only the second time this month. The presidents aversion to interacting with his intelligence of“cials comes as little surprise, given his public rebuke of the U.S. intelligence community assessment of Russian election meddling and previous reports about his disdain for enduring detailed discussions. A Daily News analysis of Trumps schedule shows that he rarely meets with intelligence of“cials to review their assessments. The president attended 121 such brie“ngs during his “rst 545 days in the White House, putting his attendance rate at only 22 percent. That statistic was reached using the same methodology used by the Government Accountability Institute „ a right-wing group founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon „ to criticize President Barack Obama in a 2013 report. During his “rst 1,225 days in of“ce, Obama attended 536 daily intelligence meetings „ an attendance record of 43.8 percent, according to the group. The group did not respond to requests for comment about whether they would analyze or highlight Trumps attendance record. Trump was one of Obamas biggest critics when it came to intelligence brie“ngs. He said in September 2014 that Obama does not read his intelligence brie“ngsŽ and mocked him as too busy I guess!Ž Trump of“cials defended the presidents responsiveness to intelligence. The president receives daily updates and regular brie“ngs from his national security team,Ž a spokesperson for the National Security Council said. However, Trumps team has been forced to take a unique approach to the tradition, presenting the president with graphs, charts, and maps, and limiting information to bullet points, of“cials said. He likes it orally,Ž Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday during a discussion about Trump at the Aspen Security Forum. He likes examples. We use models. We use charts. We use a number of things.Ž The number of daily brie“ngs on Trumps public schedule have nosedived in recent months, with only 31 listed from March through June compared with 56 over the comparable period during his “rst year in the White House.Schedule shows poor attendance at intelligence briefingsBy DENIS SLATTERYNEW YORK DAILY NEWSFROM PAGE ONE


The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 Page 5 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 3 COMPLIMENTARYBY SAM EZERSKY AND BYRON WALDEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Iams competitor5 Pretend12 Song sung by Garth Brooks on Jay Lenos last Tonight ShowŽ20 Podcast host Maron21 Fred Flintstones boss22 Weathers, as a hurricane23 Thats me youre looking forŽ24 Compliment to a lawmaker?26 Lesley who played Mrs. Patmore on Downton AbbeyŽ28 ____ the sly (be secretive about)29 Drug used to combat A.D.H.D.30 Short writing assignment, informally32 Really like35 Really like36 Compliment to a composer?39 ____ voce43 Deep, deep hole44 Crme de ____46 Lucky strike?47 Toe, to a tot50 John, Paul or George, but not Ringo52 Alternative to first class55 Lake vessel56 Water cooler?58 Cornbread variety named for where its baked59 Film role for the dog Skippy60 Meditative discipline62 Compliment to a lecturer?64 Compliment to a taxonomist?67 Compliment to a champion speller?68 Smallville69 2002 Literature Nobelist Kertsz70 Snack with a rock climber on its wrapper71 Head of communications?72 Gettysburg general73 Like many holiday candles74 Gal of Wonder WomanŽ77 Banned game projectiles78 [not my mistake]79 Why, you little ƒŽ81 Word with prayer or paddle84 Claim in e-cigarette ads87 Compliment to a charity organizer?93 Dorm V.I.P.s95 Major exporter of uranium96 Hand-to-hand combat weapon97 Long lines?100 Athlete honored on Richmonds Monument Avenue102 Drained of color103 Compliment to a vegetable gardener?107 What the sŽ stands for in scubaŽ108 Enhanced medium for talk radio109 Draw upon110 ____ EnchantedŽ (2004 film)111 Result of a computer crash112 Got back at113 Difficult situation DOWN1 Key of Mozarts OdenseŽ Symphony2 Thin layer3 ____ to sell4 Color-changing creatures5 Yo te ____Ž (Spanish 101 phrase)6 How boors behave7 Some inclement weather, in broadcast shorthand8 Oh, by the way ƒŽ9 GPS system, e.g.10 Suffix with seor11 Bog12 Weapon resembling the letter psi13 Posterior14 Beat after a buzzer beater15 Rubbish16 Alternative to Parmesan17 Chuck ____, four-time Super Bowl-winning coach18 Pick out19 Uranians and Neptunians25 Lack the courage to, for short27 Musical set in St.Tropez, familiarly31 Actress Hoffmann of TransparentŽ33 Half: Prefix34 What dark clouds might represent37 Small bone, as in the ear38 Quai DOrsay setting40 Prepared to shoot41 Beings on TVs Doctor WhoŽ42 West Coast beer brand, informally45 Modern payment option47 Musical medley48 Wits49 Not hold back, to a poker player51 Ottoman title53 Twice tetra-54 More sharply dressed55 Container for amontillado56 Easternmost of the Lesser Antilles57 Kitchen device58 Meriting only half a star, say60 French city where DArtagnan lived in The Three MusketeersŽ61 MSN, for one62 B on an LP63 Site for an A.C.L. tear65 Took off66 Words said before bed?72 Peace Nobelist Yousafzai73 ID card fig.74 Lose rigidity75 Not worth ____76 Floridas Miami-____ County77 Lightsaber wielder80 Worlds external to the mind82 Activity in libraries and movie theaters83 Diplomatic agreement85 Record label for Whitney Houston86 One of the friends on FriendsŽ88 Milkshake, in New England89 Author Gerritsen and actress Harper90 What one might seek after a computer crash, informally91 Opera with the aria Ave MariaŽ92 Skim94 Vice President Agnew97 Stone thats a star98 It may be checkered99 Till section101 Scrape103 Crestfallen104 Tony winner Hagen105 Dallas hoopster, briefly106 Roll on a golf course 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 26272829 303132333435 36373839404142 43444546 4748495051525354 55565758 5960616263 646566 676869 707172 7374757677 787980818283 848586878889909192 93949596 979899100101102 103104105106107 108109110 111112113Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 0715 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1980, when I was formed as a result of a legal settlement, succeeding a subsidiary of Coastal States Gas Corp. I entered the retail gas business after that, and am now the worlds largest independent petroleum refiner and a premier ethanol producer and fuel marketer. Based in San Antonio, I employ about 10,000 people and oversee 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity topping 3 million barrels per day, and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.45 billion gallons per year. My market value was recently $47 billion. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. and losses. It can be tempting to invest on margin, but its risky. If youre paying, say, 8 or 9 percent margin interest, youd better be confident your stocks will appreciate by more than that, and theres never any guarantee of that. (Margin rates these days are roughly in the 5 to 10 percent range, with big borrowers getting the lowest rates.) Indeed, the stock market has averaged annual gains of no more than about 10 percent over many decades. Heres how things can get ugly: When your margined securities fall below a certain level, youll receive a margin callŽ from your broker, requiring an infusion of additional cash. If you cant raise the cash, the brokerage will sell some of your holdings to generate the needed funds. This can sting, sometimes resulting in short-term capital gains taxed at high rates. Margin can reduce your investing flexibility, too. If youve borrowed money to invest in a stock and it falls sharply, you may end up forced to sell when youd rather wait it out. You can do quite well in stocks without using margin, and thats the safest route.The Motley Fool TakeCancer-Fighting ScienceIf you can tolerate risk and volatility and youd like to invest in a biotechnology company, consider cancer drug developer Exelixis (Nasdaq: EXEL). Following a two-year stretch in which Exelixis share price rose roughly nine-fold, shares have recently lost more than a third of their value, presenting an opportunity. Whats going on? Well, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Bristol-Myers Squibbs combination therapy of Opdivo and Yervoy for first-line renal cell carcinoma, which competes with Exelixis lead drug, Cabometyx. In addition, the combination of Roches Tecentriq and Exelixis Cotellic in a phase-3 trial for patients with advanced colorectal cancer failed. While these are disappointing outcomes for Exelixis, theres more to consider. For example, Cabometyx seems on track to possibly be approved to treat hepatocellular carcinoma following a successful phase-3 trial. With strong pricing power, peak sales for Cabometyx may top $1 billion a year by 2021. The company is bolstering its pipeline via licensing and acquisitions, too. According to Wall Streets consensus estimate for 2021, Exelixis is on pace to nearly triple the sales it generated in 2017 „ yet it has recently been trading with a price-toearnings (P/E) ratio only in the 20s. Biotech stocks can be volatile, and they rely on gaining FDA approvals. This one is worth considering. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Exelixis.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentUp in SmokeI bought into a cannabis company based on a friends recommendation. It crashed and burned „ with its share price so low that it was not worth selling. Some years later, I read that the company bought an entire town in California and was going to turn it into a cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.Ž I know that chances of this company ever making money are slim, but I am perennially hopeful. When I spot big opportunities like this, I like to look for support companies to invest in „ such as, in this case, specialists in grow lights, fertilizer, etc. „ Patricia, Scottsdale, Arizona The Fool Responds: Fortunes have been made when investors spot emerging trends and developments and invest in them early, so your instinct was good, as cannabis (marijuana) is being legalized for medical and/or recreational use in more states lately. That said, fortunes can also be lost easily when betting on the wrong horses, and in the early years of any developing industry, it can be very hard or impossible to know which companies will prosper and which will fade away. The fact that this was a penny stock when you bought was an extra big red flag, as penny stocks (ones trading for less than about $5 per share) are notoriously volatile and risky. By the way, the company sold that town a few months ago, unable to pay for its big plans. Companies Within CompaniesQHow can I invest in Ben & Jerrys? „ S.S., Kenosha, WisconsinAYou cant quite do so. Ben & Jerrys was bought by Unilever in 2000 „ and you can invest in Unilever, if youre so inspired. Many companies you know are actually subsidiaries of other companies. For example, Restaurant Brands International owns Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons, while Clorox owns Burts Bees and WilliamsSonoma owns Pottery Barn and West Elm. Kellogg owns Kashi, Nike owns Converse and Gap owns Old Navy, Banana Republic and Athleta. Nestle owns Gerber and Purina, and CocaCola owns Honest Tea and Odwalla. TJX owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post, while Yum! Brands owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.***QWhat do the jobs of CEO and COO entail? „ F.L., Norwalk, ConnecticutAA companys chief executive officer (CEO) will generally develop a companys strategy and is responsible for seeing that it is carried out. He or she answers to the board of directors, who represent owners and shareholders. The chief operating officer (COO), often the same person as the company president, is responsible for executing the companys strategy. A CEO will typically serve as the companys chief communicator, addressing media, employees, shareholders and customers „ and will aim to meet all those constituents needs. He or she will make top-level decisions, will lead uppermanagement personnel, and will often work to get the public and investors interested in the company and confident about its future. The COO manages day-to-day operations, dealing with customers and employees in sales, marketing, finance and more. The COO and the CEO work with the chief financial officer (CFO) to keep the company financially healthy.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolInvesting With Borrowed DollarsYou may not realize it, but you can invest in stocks not only with your own money, but also with money borrowed from your broker. Thats called investing on margin.Ž When you buy on margin, youre borrowing money from your brokerage at a variable interest rate while using the stocks in your portfolio as collateral. Imagine, for example, that you hold $10,000 of stocks and you borrow another $10,000 to invest in more stock. Youll have $20,000 worth of stock in your portfolio. If it doubles in value to $40,000, youll have made $20,000 (less interest charges) with only a $10,000 initial investment. What if your holdings fall in value by 50 percent, though? Then your $20,000 of holdings will be worth $10,000, and youll still owe $10,000 (plus interest). Your holdings dropped by 50 percent, but margin boosted that to a total, 100 percent, loss. Margin amplifies both gains 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 7/19 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI 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? (Answer: Archer Daniels Midland)Want to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.


Page 6 The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS MUSIC TO MY EARS 4 by Myles Mellor 1. AHSM ERZJMA DHLSMK Z JTWM VJXMA VZQK ERTPR EZA PZJJMK URM HXL DZWHLTUM HPMZQ HLPZ-AULZ.Ž 2. H KHIIX IAHEB NHU IFHXLU YHV NBHVDAEO: A CBED HFYHXV IFHX AE DTEL, NTD YKLE A CB ADV CTUAEO H ULVD!Ž 3. RQYVK NYQG E JYSEO PXEKKCPEX HCEBCKO NQYGSV OICK EVEJS: OIS ASKO HXEZSYK EYS EXREZK QB OIS ASBPI!Ž 4. GENDN RZN QZMIRIXB JKDN JMZTD OZMW R WHDKLKRY: JENY LZMDDKYV GEN ZMRT BMH VMGGR L DERZQ MZ BMH VMKYV GM I OXRG!Ž 1. Some whales formed a live blues band which was called the Our Favorite Ocean Orca-stra.Ž 2. A happy piano bar player was boasting: I dont always play in tune, but when I do its during a rest!Ž 3. Words from a great classical pianist formed this adage: The best players are always on the bench!Ž 4. These are probably wise words from a musician: When crossing the road you gotta C sharp or you going to B flat!Ž CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Competition is usually bad for close relationships, as you want to lift, not outshine, the ones you love. However, sometimes the competition brings out the best in everyone, as is the case today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Boredom is a necessary part of life „ and one that keeps you questing forward to discover new horizons. Its not about whether you can nd something better. Its just that you want to see it all and have all of the experiences. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your discomfort may be telling you to stop an activity, or it may be an essential thing to push through in order for you to grow. So which is it? Youll have to back up and look at the big picture to tell. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It can be fun to hang around people who do the social equivalent of spinning in circles and the emotional equivalent of bumping into things for excitement. Its also tiring, though. Today youll denitely need a break from the drama. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It felt as if you were in a trap, and you wanted desperately to be released from the emotional heaviness of a situation. And now you will be, but not because someone else had the key; you will be freed by your own understanding. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People owe you, its true, but if they cant pay, what does it matter? Even thinking about it is a waste of time. Your best bet is to take the lesson and move on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You cant know ever y thin g about ever y thin g but as y ou g o dee p er into a chosen topic of interest, youll nd that the principles apply to other areas as well. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The choice to be kind often happens before you ever leave the house. When you set this as your intention, everything that happens out in the world reects your approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You really dont think with just your brain; rather, you think with your whole body, and every move you make aects your thoughts. Exercise will revive your outlook. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Its within human nature to care for others while being mindful that someday others will care for you. Its superhuman to care for others out of pure love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Its scary to go forward blindly, knowing that possibly youll only understand an experience when you look back on it. But if you dont go foolishly forward, there will be nothing to look back on at all. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Envy and peace of mind cannot coexist. There are unfair things afoot that youre having trouble letting go of. Try putting them aside for a while, in the name of peace, and maybe youll forget to pick them back up. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (July 22). Youre healthy, gorgeous and ush. Seeing as 90 percent of what youve worried about in the past hasnt happened, it could be argued that worry is unnecessary (or that worry actually works!). You decide, but so much is going right for you in the next 12 months that a worry-free year ahead is yours if you choose to take it. Virgo and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 1, 11 and 17.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun /Sunday, July 22, 2018 Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: CharlotteŽ and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town for a long weekend. Beyond this annual get-together, we never chat on the phone, and communication is pretty much limited to social media. I have known Charlottes (now) husband for 16 years as well, and never cared for him. When they became engaged, none of our friends thought she would actually marry him. He seems to get worse every time I see him, and it has reached the point that I can barely stand to be in the same room with him. Unfortunately, Charlottes kids take after their dad. They are spoiled, nasty, mean children and a bad inuence on my young son. Charlotte and her family were in town for their annual visit recently. Afterward I told my husband I didnt enjoy it and dread the next one. Charlottes husband has now suggested they tag along on our next family vacation! Abby, it would ruin our trip. I dont want to go on vacation if they come with us. Charlotte is still as sweet and lovely as ever, but I do not want to see her husband or children again. What should I do? „ HANGING ON FOR NOW DEAR HANGING ON: Ignore the suggestionŽ Charlottes husband made. Because the two of you talk so infrequently, the subject may not come up again. A solution to your problem might be as simple as suggesting to Charlotte that the two of you have a girls weekendŽ together rather than a family vacation. Then cross your ngers that shes receptive. DEAR ABBY: Men know that when shaking another mans hand, the grip should be rm. A rm handshake is polite and „ lets be honest „ a point of masculine pride. But when I shake a womans hand, Im never sure what kind of grip to use When Im shaking a womans hand, I use a grip that is less rm than I would use with a man. Is this sexist? Sometimes I worry that even my lighter-than-normal grip is too rm, especially if she is older. On the other hand, Im embarrassed if her grip is rm and mine is not. Sometimes I need to adjust my grip midway through the handshake to match the womans, but then I feel silly doing it. Can you oer any guidance? „ HANDING IT OFF IN TENNESSEE DEAR HANDING: Ill try. The rst thing to remember is that a handshake is not a litmus test for masculinity „ at least not with women. While a limp handshake from either sex is a turno, one that is too strong can be painful „ particularly if the ngers being squeezed happen to have rings on them. It isnt silly to oer a lady a mediumŽ handshake, and adjust the rmness if she has a rm grip. Its sensible, not sexist.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Heloise: I have ants scampering all over my kitchen. How can I get rid of them without using a commercial product? „ Mary from Connecticut Dear Mary: Heres how to solve this annoying pest problem and to prevent ants from nding your kitchen a tasty place to hang out in the future. Ants are seeking good things to eat, and they love sugary food. Heres one way to get rid of them „ sprinkle 1 part boric acid powder with 20 parts of sugar wherever you see them or along their trails. But dont let pets or small children come into contact with the powder. The easy way to banish ants from countertops is to wipe up the areas with a damp paper towel and put it in a garbage can outside. Then clean the area with hot, soapy water to eliminate the scent trail that the ants follow. Ants wont be attracted to your kitchen if you keep it as clean as possible. Do not leave food out on the counter, and wash kitchen oors to remove crumbs or spills. Follow this motto: No food, no ants! „ Heloise Dear Readers: Most of us have bitten into some kind of food thats really spicy hot on the tongue, such as curry or jalapeo. The inside of your mouth feels like its burning. The logical choice might be to rush for a glass of water, but dont do it because the water will spread the heat. Instead, soothe your mouth with a bite of ice cream, yogurt or a cucumber. Dont have any of these on hand? Then try a piece of chocolate or bread. „ Heloise Dear Readers: We always need more space in our luggage, so it makes sense to pack more eciently. When you put shoes into your bag, place them sole to sole with the heel of one shoe touching the toe of the other. Roll up socks and underwear and pack them in the shoes. Lay clothes at in a plastic dry-cleaning bag, and then roll it up. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I just opened several boxes of books that I had stored in my attic and the books have a musty odor. What can I do to get rid of this? „ Suzanne from Pennsylvania Dear Suzanne: If the books were in the attic for a long time, a musty smell is likely to occur. But you can restore your books with a bit of time and eort. To remove this smell, air out the books by fanning the pages with your ngers. Do this several times. Then take them outside and let them sit in the sun for a while. However, dont put old or rare books in the sun. If they still have an odor, sprinkle baking soda over the pages and let it remain on them for several days. Then carefully brush it o the pages. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Microber cloths have become indispensable cleaning tools in our homes. When you buy a new package of them, take out several and put them under the front seat of your car. They will come in handy to wipe up a spill and to get rid of dirt and grit from the dashboard, steering wheel and any other surfaces that may need a fast dusting. This will be particularly helpful when you are on a vacation trip with the family. „ HeloiseWomans husband and children wear out welcome in annual visitDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina „ U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mnuchin said he cant comment on why the U.S. president made the comments but he doesnt think they were a mistake. Mnuchin said hes talked to Trump and his intention is not to in any way put pressure on the Fed,Ž referring to the U.S. central bank. On Friday morning, Trump for a second day criticized the Federal Reserve, breaking with a long-standing tradition at the White House of avoiding any in”uence, real or perceived, on the independence of the U.S. central bank. In a tweet, he said: China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the U.S. is raising rates while the dollars gets stronger and stronger with each passing day „ taking away our big competitive edge.Ž Trump added, referring to the Feds rate increases: The United States should not be penalized because we are doing so well. Ž Last month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. Its rate hikes are meant to prevent the economy from overheating and igniting high in”ation. But rate increases also make borrowing costlier for households and companies and can weaken the pace of growth. Trumps tweet on Friday followed more extensive criticism he made of the Feds rate hikes in an interview with CNBC in which he said, I dont like all of this work that were putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.ŽTreasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Feds independenceBy VICTOR CAIVANOASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) „ President Donald Trumps choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge. Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist, his service in the executive branch, education, society memberships and more. Running 110 pages, plus appendices, his response released Saturday is an opening look at a long paper trail that lawmakers will consider as they decide whether to con“rm him. The high court appointment could shift the court rightward for years to come. A longtime “gure in the Washington establishment, Kavanaugh acknowledged in the questionnaire that he had joined clubs that he said once had discriminatory membership policies. Years before I became a member of the Congressional Country Club and the Chevy Chase Club, it is my understanding that those clubs, like most similar clubs around the country, may have excluded members on discriminatory bases that should not have been acceptable to people then and would not be acceptable now,Ž he wrote. Asked to list the 10 most signi“cant cases for which he sat as a judge, he cited nine in which the position expressed in my opinion (either for the court or in a separate writing) was later adopted by the Supreme Court.Ž The 10th regarded a man “red by mortgage giant Fannie Mae after he “led a discrimination complaint that alleged a company executive had created a hostile work environment by calling the worker the n-word.Ž Kavanaugh said he included it because of what it says about antidiscrimination law and American history.ŽHigh court nominee gets started answering questions MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) „ Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week. A meatpacking plant provided hot meals to those in need Saturday in Marshalltown, a city of 27,000 people that was hardest hit, the TimesRepublican reported. The Animal Rescue League joined with local emergency management of“cials and a veterinary clinic to care for animals hurt or displaced. The tornado that hit the city was among a ”urry of unexpected twisters on Thursday that injured at least 17 people and ”attened buildings in Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Residents and weather forecasters were surprised by the storms, which left gaping holes in the sides of factories and homes. Vehicles were buried under topped buildings. Among the buildings hit in Mashalltown was the citys historic, 132-year-old courthouse. The Marshalltown Historical Society said Saturday that despite the exterior damage, there was miraculously little damage to our collection.Ž The organization will temporarily move its headquarters to a nearby location. The JBS pork processing plant in Marshalltown also suffered extensive damage. Trailers and railcars were ”ipped and a static freezer that held 24 million pounds of pork was heavily damaged. We will probably lose all of this product,Ž general manager Todd Carl said, but added that he expects production to resume next week. Alliant Energy said it hopes to have power in Marshalltown fully restored by mid-week. About 4,000 customers remained without power midday Saturday.Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes AP PHOTOU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks in Argentina, Saturday.LOS ANGELES (AP) „ A man who in a standoff with police inside a Los Angeles supermarket is suspected of shooting his grandmother and girlfriend earlier Saturday and led police on a pursuit „ at times shooting at of“cers „ before he crashed outside the busy supermarket and ran inside, of“cials said. Police and rescue personnel swarmed the Trader Joes Saturday afternoon and at least one person was injured but expected to survive. Police said it wasnt clear whether there were any employees or others still inside the store. Investigators believe the suspect, whose name hasnt been released, had shot his grandmother and girlfriend around 1:30 p.m. in Los Angeles and then ”ed, said Of“cer Mike Lopez, a Los Angeles police spokesman. Of“cers spotted the suspects car and tried to pull him over, but the man refused to stop and led of“cers on a pursuit. The suspect eventually crashed his car outside of the Trader Joes supermarket and then ran into the store. An Associated Press employee who lives in the area reported seeing a car crashed into a utility pole outside the store. The woman who was injured was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 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This home is at 2881 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $660,000 and is listed with Dawn Dell and Justin Hartt with Heartland Real Estate Corp. This private executive four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home with a detached three-car garage is on premier Lake Jackson. The property is situated on approximately one acre of waterfront close to town. Wander down the long circular private driveway to the front entry and detached three-car garage. Landscaping along the sides of the property lines lends to a private retreat feel. The property underwent renovations in 2014 that included the detached oversized three-car garage,. The garage is connected to the home with a breezeway. Once you step into the home through the double doors from the recently renovated front stoop area you will walk into a formal living room/dining room Stunning Sebring lake front homeSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS2881 Lakeview Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn right onto Scenic Highway. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive. The home is on the right, just beyond Ben Eastman Road. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2881 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $660,000 and is listed with Dawn Dell and Justin Hartt with He artland Real Estate Corp.DELL | 2This home is at 3105 Country Lake Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $329,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty. Whether you are looking for a lake front home or a home on a canal with access to the lake, be sure you take a look at this property. It has the best of both worlds. With Lake Istokpoga views from the front of the house and the deep water canal in the back, this pool home leaves nothing to be desired. It is nestled in the peaceful and serene Estates of Sebring Park. This community is just off the beaten path, and quite possibly one of Sebrings best kept secrets. Built in 1999, this home has undergone some incredible renovations. The split ”oor plan boasts more than 2,200 square feet of living space with both a living and family room. The gorgeous granite kitchen is accented nicely with sleek, stainless steel appliances. It has a large pass through Home in Estates of Sebring ParkSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS3105 Country Lake Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in south Sebring, turn east onto U.S. 98. Turn right onto Ashton Drive. Turn left onto Country Lake Drive. The home is on the right. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3105 Country Lake Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $329,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Wil liams Realty.ELLIOTT | 2This home is at 1012 Lake Sebring Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $279,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. If youve dreamed of living in a home directly on a lake, this is the home for you! Located right on Lake Sebring, this spacious three-bedroom plus of“ce, three-bath home could be just what youve been dreaming of. The “rst thing youll see is the lovely landscaping gracing the front yard. The mature shade trees will keep you cool during the hot summers. This home has 2,436 living square feet. It features a formal living room/ dining room with a gas “replace as well as a 16 by 20 family room with awesome views of the lake. The bright kitchen has a skylight, wood cabinets and newer appliances. You wont “nd a better view than youll have sitting in the lanai/bonus Lovely home on Lake SebringSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN DIRECTIONS1012 Lake Sebring Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Memorial Drive. Turn right onto Lake Sebring Drive. The home is on the left. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1012 Lake Sebring Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $279,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of Th e Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.REED | 2 REAL ESTATE SUNDAY SECTION C Sunday, July 22, 2018


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 Kim Reed is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-6575. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. Dawn Dell is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-3810400. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE combination. The room has glass sliding glass doors overlooking the backyard. You will notice the lush, landscaped backyard with grandfather oak trees and lake views. Continue through the doorway into the updated kitchen/family room combo. You are greeted with soaring high ceilings and transom windows that create a lot of natural light. The kitchen was recently updated and is sure to please any master chef and serves as the heart of this home. There is plenty of space on the gorgeous white quartz counter tops and you will love the double bowl farmhouse sink. The great room has wood ”ooring and a gas “replace and is a perfect space for entertaining. The family room also offers lake access through glass sliders. All of the glass sliders in the home have sliding plantation shutters too. This adds to the element of privacy. All the windows are also adorned with custom plantation shutters. Off of the great room is a laundry room styled after the kitchen and has an access door leading to the breezeway. Another bathroom and bedroom is in the front of the home, which allows access to the front foyer without accessing the main home. This space could be converted into an of“ce or a mother in-law quarters and by adding a kitchenette to the laundry room you could make it private. From the great room is a tri-level stairway. Steps up from the great room is the owners suite and down one level are two secondary bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. The owners suite has a closet “t for a queen and her king! Enjoy stunning views of the lake from the private balcony. The owners bath has a glass enclosed walk-in shower, additional large soaker tub and quartz counters with double vanity. With a little imagination, the space where the two secondary bedrooms are could easily be con“gured to add a third bedroom, making it a “ve-bedroom home. The bath in this area is ideal for multiple users, with two toilet vanity areas that share a tub/ shower room. One vanity area has access from the hall and the other has a private entrance. One bedroom has access to the lake through glass sliders and the other larger bedroom has spectacular lake views through a huge window. Walk out from the great room, formal living room or secondary bedroom to a covered rear open lanai that overlooks the lush backyard. The backyard faces to the south and has some of the best views of the lake. The property has more than 90 feet of waterfront on Lake Jackson with a seawall and a deck is out by the water. Lake Jackson is a 3,212-acre lake located in the city limits. It is a sandy ridge bottom clear lake known for recreation but also has great bass and speck “shing. A health trail runs around the entire exterior of the lake and has approximately 10 miles of continuous sidewalk all the way around for walking or bicycles. Sebring is located in the heart of Highlands County and is the county hub. It is approximately two hours to either coast and within 90 miles of 90 percent of the states population, without the crime rate and traf“c. This is a great home to view for any lake front buyer. For more information, call Dell at 863-381-0400 or Hartt at 863-443-1274. View the virtual tour at Search for MLS 248328.DELLFROM PAGE 1window from the kitchen to the bonus room, which overlooks the pool and canal. You will love the new barn wood look ”ooring, the vaulted ceilings and plant shelves. Sliding doors lead from both the family and dining rooms to the bonus room and out to the pool. With three bedrooms and three full baths, you will enjoy a convenient pool bath. The master bedroom has the perfect set up. Not only does it feature a private en-suite that boasts two walk-in closets, double vanities, a jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower, it also has direct access to the pool bath as well. Beat the Florida heat in style in the crystal clear, in ground, screened swimming pool. Excellent “shing on Lake Istokpoga is just a short boat ride away, as the lake opening is just a few houses down. Dock your boat at your own boathouse with a new lift. The property has a seawall and dock. An attached two-car garage features an awesome screen door and the front porch entry is also screened. Open the house up during cooler weather and get an incredible breeze coming off the lake. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1room, which overlooks the 468 acre Lake Sebring. The bonus room has been updated with corner-to-corner hurricane windows and is perfect as a game or exercise room. The home has a screened lanai with a hot tub. The owners suite is large at 15 by 16, giving you plenty of room for a sitting area. The en-suite bath has double sinks. The home has an of“ce and two other large bedrooms as well as two more baths, making it perfect for family and guests. Other features include a two-car garage, a whole-house generator, whole-house surge protector and a newer roof. This homes location on Lake Sebring makes it ideal for the family who enjoys boating, swimming and “shing. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email or call Ferry at 863-3811089 or email Hbferry@ Visit homesforsalesebring. com and search for MLS 247030.REEDFROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe great room has wood ooring and a gas replace and is a perfect space for entertaining. CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € JULY 22 ND (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! SEBRING VILLAGE FEATURED FEATURED Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751 $135,500EXQUISITE HOME IN A 5 STAR COMMUNITY2/2 home, Great open floor plan. Furnished home is move in ready and comes with a den or man cave, multipurpose room in the garage with AC. Kitchen has large pantry and all new stainless-steel appliances, with island, Double sinks in master bath and extra-large closet. New carpet in bedroom. New roof in 2017. SB2247 JUNE 22nd€ 1 PM 3 PM814 Village Drive SebringSB2169 (2/2)$27,300Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAYJUNE 22nd€ 12 PM 2 PM1702 Primose Lane SebringSB2208 (2/2)$64,000Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 TODAY$52,9002/2 with Den. Also has large carport and nice 1 car garage. Roof is Approx. 5 years old. This home is fully furnished. Florida Room has glass and screen with frontage to water. Close to all Amenities. A Golf Cart is included. SB2129 Kathy Rose (844) 802-775ON THE WATER! $15,9002/1.5 Split floor plan & features Inside Laundry, Master w/half Bath, Guest BR, Living Room, FL Room, Kitchen w/lots of storage and pantry, Carport & covered areas for grill Golf Cart Included SB2258The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339WELL-KEPT SINGLEWIDE $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 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387AWESOME PARK MODEL $34,5002/2 home equipped w/newer kitchen appliances & pantry. wood laminate flooring, Baths have been updated w/ flush raised toilets. Watch the sunrise on the nice Florida Room. The bar frig is included. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955UPDATED HOME! $39,9003/2 Most popular floor plan, recently painted interior, double carport, new kitchen flooring, open, split floor plan, large eat in kitchen with loads of cabinets. Extra Large Windowed Lanai, priced to sell. Needs new AC. SB2246Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD $18,999Fully furnished 2 BR 2 BA home is move in ready home w/ several upgrades including newer roof, water heater, flooring, & c ountertops. Second bedroom has its own bath & separate entry for total privacy SB2125Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT 6 MONTH HOME $16,7001/1 park model in 55+ has lake Jackson access, laundry facilities & shared amenities w/sister park highlands MHP. Fully furnished & equipped. New Lanai in rear. SB2199 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336EVERYTHING YOU NEED!! $27,3002/2 with full front Florida room, wet bar, pass through at galley kitchen, builtins w/plenty of storage. Ceramic tile flooring, carpet in bedrooms, side Florida room, laundry room. Many more features to mention. SB2169Amy Slane (863) 450-3336SPACIOUS HOME $114,8753/2 Split floor plan, w/ plenty of unique features. Fenced yard, rear patio & storage shed. Double extended carport w/ golf cart shed. Eat in space, desk area, separated to DR by custom pantry cabinet unit, office room with built ins, inside laundry, huge master suite has walk in closet. SB2266Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387ONE OF A KIND HOME! $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 $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 $104,000Fully furnished 3/2 plus den. Large 23-30 ft. carport w/oversized golf cart shed. 2 refrigerators, walk in closets. NEW ROOF IN 2016, NEW AC IN 2014 w/ 5 YEAR PARTS AND LABOR. NEW DISHWASHER IN 2016. SB2168Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT TRIPLE $31,9002/2 beautifully home. Single wide w/large room addition. Laminate floors, updated counter tops. Inside washer/dryer. Jacuzzi tub. New vinyl windows. Large patio facing golf course. Partially furnished. New AC in 2013. Freshly painted Large covered driveway. SB2170Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675LARGE SINGLE WIDE ON GOLF COURSE adno=3588686 UNDER CONTRACT TANGLEWOOD Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3573854


Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 adno=3588626 Find your dream home at: It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872rfr 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 ntb 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate Property Management Title Se Habla Espaolntbrfr Lake Placid ON LAKE PLACID! Exceptionally rare property 2 family home Each side just under 2,000 Sq.Ft. $439,000 MLS#244148 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 SUNDAY JULY 22ND 1-3 PM 19 CENTURY BLVD., AVON PARK 33825 2BR/2BA, 948 Sq.Ft. New roof in 2017, all new flooring New kitchen cabinets, appliances MORE! $69,900 MLS#248435 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Sebring BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEW PROPERTY 3BR/2BA, 2115 Sq.Ft. Pool home. Completely remodeled New roof, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances$265,000 MLS#245940 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 SUNDAY JULY 22ND OPEN & UNDER CONSTRUCTION 492 CR621 E LAKE PLACID 33852 4BR/3BA, 2136 Sq.Ft. 2 Story, split plan. On Lake Clay $413,500 MLS# 245422 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring STUNNING COUNTRY CLUB VILLA 3BR/2BA, 1714 Sq.Ft. Crown molding, tray ceiling in LR Granite counters, breakfast bar $209,900 MLS#247701 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring LAKEFRONT ESTATE POOL HOME 4BR/3.5BA, 3299 Sq.Ft. Chefs dream kitchen, lanai, pool On over 2 acres $578,500 MLS#244681 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring CUSTOM BUILT HOME 3 BR/2BA, 2362 Sq.Ft. On Corner lot. Open floor plan, tile throughout Kitchen w/breakfast bar$215,000 MLS#247409 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. Bonus 15x20 room under air Covered boat house w/lift $164,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Sebring MOBILE ON OWNED LAND 2BR/1BA, 672 Sq.Ft. Well maintained & adorable! 2 porches, one enclosed, 1 open $55,000 MLS#248482 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 OPEN HOUSE Lake Placid TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS! 3BR/3BA, 3563 Sq.Ft. Custom improvements throughout Panoramic view of Lake Redwater $494,000 MLS#246960 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Sebring NEW PRICE 3BR/2BA, 1939 Sq.Ft. NEW PRICE! Private setting ICF built home means lower energy bills $299,999 MLS#244134 Melba Starling (863) 465-7100 SUNDAY JULY 22ND 1-3 PM 3220 WATERWOOD DR, SEB 33872 2BR/2BA, 1648 Sq.Ft. Kitchen w/wood laminate flooring Soft close cabinets, pass thru -bar. Newer AC$169,900 MLS#248076 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Lake Placid FABULOUS OAK ISLAND POOL HOME! 3BR/2.5BA, 2948 Sq.Ft. Views of extra wide canal to Lake Sirena Newer AC, carpet, updated water heater$269,900 MLS#248551 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 SUNDAY JULY 22ND OPEN MODEL 956 E. LAKE DR., LAKE PLACID 33852 3BR/2.5BA, 2056 Sq.Ft. Metal roof, split plan, 2 car garage New construction & on Lake Sirena $374,900 MLS#241942 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 SUNDAY JULY 22ND 12-2 PM385 ANDERSON ST NE, LAKE PLACID 33852 4BR/4BA, 2139 Sq.Ft. On canal to Lake June. Boat house. Fireplace, granite counters$324,900 MLS#248464 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 SUNDAY JULY 22ND 1-3 PM 3205 MONZA DR., SEB 33872 4BR/2BA, 2093 Sq.Ft. Desirable Manor Hill New SS appliances, new flooring $167,900 MLS#247095 Michael Garey (863) 202-0080 Lake Placid LAKE JUNE LAKEFRONT 3BR/2.5BA, 2954 Sq.Ft. Custom wood cabinetry Gas fireplace, handicap friendly $435,000 MLS#245779 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring GORGEOUS CUSTOM HOME 3BR/2BA, 2702 Sq.Ft. Kitchen features granite, bar seating Center island. 17x21 Family room $339,500 MLS#247941 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid HIGHWAY FRONTAGE 31,238 Sq.Ft. Irregular Lot Also has water frontage on Lake Blue Great property w/income potential $199,900 MLS#247733 Debra & Dennis Rutledge (863) 441-2039 Sebring GOLF COURSE TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA, 1611 Sq.Ft. Pavered drive, 10 ceilings, crown molding Kitchen w/skylight, breakfast bar, & nook$185,000 MLS#246838 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid ON CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY 2BR/2BA, 1346 Sq.Ft. Tile floors, oversized garage Enclosed Florida room under air $169,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Sebring MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. Living & dining rooms, lanai Newer roof & water heater $159,900 MLS#247274 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Avon Park AVON PARK LAKES HOME 3BR/2BA, 1632 Sq.Ft. Large lot, partially fenced Family room, screened back porch $155,500 MLS#248557 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES 3BR/2BA, 1240 Sq.Ft. New roof, new AC, new flooring Updated counters & fixtures MORE! $149,000 MLS#248363 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring CORNER VILLA2BR/2BA, 1334 Sq.Ft. Newer SS appliances, tiled backsplash Fireplace, 10x18 lanai w/vinyl windows$144,900 MLS#247416 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Sebring CORMORANT POINT HOME 2BR/2BA, 1400 Sq.Ft. Eat-in kitchen w/granite, newer tile Wood cabinets. Lanai with AC, & new vinyl windows$143,900 MLS#248419 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Avon Park LAKE DAMON SOUTH 2BR/2BA, 1520 Sq.Ft. Open, split plan w/cathedral ceiling Spacious master BR. Full screen on garage door$132,900 MLS#247901 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Okeechobee OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS 2BR/1BA, 1215 Sq.Ft. Oversized lot w/fence backyard New kitchen cabinets, counters, appliances$129,900 MLS#248355 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring FURNISHED VILLA 2BR/2BA, 1398 Sq.FT. Kitchen w/breakfast bar 14x20 AC Florida room, golf course view $129,900 MLS#247228 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 Sebring GREAT STARTER OR RENTAL HOME 3BR/1.5 BA, 1670 Sq.Ft. Tile flooring throughout Well maintained. One car garage $89,900 MLS#248128 Linda Shievdayal (863) 2104-7607 Sebring COZY HOME 2BR/1BA, 874 Sq.Ft. New bedroom carpet, new laminate Freshly painted in & out. New roof. $74,900 MLS#246967 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Sebring IDEAL COUNTRY LOCATION! 3BR/2BA, 1486 Sq.Ft. Charming home on 4.62 Acres Updates made, roof replaced in 2016 $283,900 MLS#246658 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Sebring GOLF HAMMOCK ESTATE HOME 5BR/5BA, 5558 Sq.Ft. Spacious pool area w/summer kitchen Golf course view. Too many extras to list!$479,000 MLS#245288 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED HOME 2BR/2BA, 1626 Sq.Ft. Completely furnished Eat-in kitchen w/granite, golf course view $214,911 MLS#246525 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3BR/2BA, 1915 Sq.Ft. Tile flooring, wood cabinets Solid surface counters, rear porch $209,000 MLS#247397 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Highlands Ridge FULLY FURNISHED HOME 2BR/2BA, 1117 Sq.Ft. Kitchen w/ample cabinets, breakfast bar Newer A/C, & roof. Paver brick patio$149,850 MLS#246506 Helen Ferry (863) 381-1089 OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE


C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 The real estate market right now is de“nitely in favor of the seller. There is not a lot of inventory available, so that means there are a lot more buyers out there than there are sellers. When that happens, buyers can expect to be in competition when it comes to buying a new home. So, how do you make your offer stand out when there are multiple offers on a home? There are several ways. 1. Get pre-approved In an earlier column, we wrote about the difference between pre-quali“ed and pre-approved. Being pre-quali“ed just means a lender has said they would consider making a loan. Pre-approval, on the other hand, is much more involved and is almost like having the mortgage commitment already in hand. Being pre-approved will let the seller know that your offer will hold up. 2. Make a good offer from the start If there are multiple offers on a home, you dont want yours to be rejected right away because it is the lowest of the bunch. Yes, you want to get the best deal, but making a lowball offer isnt the best strategy in a sellers market. You want the seller to know that you are serious about buying their property. Work with your Realtor to get a market analysis to determine what the appropriate offer will be. 3. Make a large earnest money deposit Another way to show the seller you are serious is to make a large deposit. In a case where there are multiple offers, a larger good-faith deposit will give you a better chance of being the offer chosen out of the pack. 4. Make a large down payment Similar to the items above, this shows the seller you are a serious buyer. Having a large down payment is a demonstration that you have saved up to buy this home and are prepared to make this deal work. A large down payment also makes the it easier to get “nancing, which will make your offer more appealing to the seller. 5. Consider the contingencies As a buyer, you have the option to make the purchase contingent on several different factors. Talk to your Realtor about which ones of these you can ease or eliminate to make your offer more appealing. 6. Work with the sellers Have your Realtor talk to the sellers to “nd out more about their situation. Do they need some extra time to move out once closing is complete or do they already have a new home lined up and want to get closing done as soon as possible so they can move? The main thing to remember in a market like we have right now is that if you are looking to buy a home, you are going to have to be ”exible. An experienced Realtor can help you determine what steps you can take to make sure your offer is the one that stands out in a crowd. The Elliott Team with Keller Williams is always here to help with any questions you may have regarding the buying or selling process. Call 863-658-3780.How to make your offer stand out Norman & Mandy ElliottON THE HOME FRONT LAKELAND „ Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties Group recently announced its Top Associate Awards in Highlands County for the second quarter of 2018. € Sales Leader in Volume … Reed-Ferry Team (Country Club of“ce), Lazaro Martinez (Sebring of“ce) and Carol Edwards (Lake Placid of“ce) € Sales Leader in Units … Reed-Ferry Team (Country Club of“ce), Lazaro Martinez (Sebring of“ce) and Dennis & Debra Rutledge (Lake Placid of“ce) € Listing Leader in Volume … Reed-Ferry Team (Country Club of“ce), Lazaro Martinez (Sebring of“ce) and Roger Ravensborg (Lake Placid of“ce) € Listing Leader in Units … Reed-Ferry Team (Country Club of“ce), Lazaro Martinez (Sebring of“ce) and Linda Klein (Lake Placid of“ce) Berkshire Hathaway Florida Properties Group also recognizes the following agents who closed on over $1 million in sales during the second quarter of 2018: € Elease DeYoung € Carol Edwards € Helen Ferry € Lazaro Martinez € Rona Port € Kim Reed € Dennis and Debra Rutledge € Lisa Terrell Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 22 of“ces throughout the Tampa Bay area. Highlands County has four Berkshire Hathaway of“ces: € 4800 Haw Branch Road, Sebring; 863-314-9641 € 1 Hammock Falls Circle, Sebring; 863-382-6575 € 211 U.S. 27 North, Sebring; 863-402-5700 € 15 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid; 863-699-0404 For more information about Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group, call 888-778-8258 or visit bhhs”oridaproperties. com.Berkshire Hathaway announces sales awardsSpecial to Highlands News-SunSEBRING „ One of Highlands Countys top real estate “rms, Heartland Real Estate Corp., recently announced its 2018 Second Quarter Awards, which were all won by Dawn Dell. € Sales Leader in Volume Dawn Dell € Sales Leader in Units Dawn Dell € Listing Leader in Volume Dawn Dell € Listing Leader in Units Dawn Dell We have a fantastic team of knowledgeable Realtors here at Heartland Real Estate who are dedicated to their clients,Ž Heartland Real Estate announces second quarter awardsSpecial to Highlands News-Sun DELLAWARDS | 6 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 6327 COLUMBUS BLVD, SEBRING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 SUN N LAKE 2BR/2BA2CA, Great split ” oor plan w/large master, updated master bath, remodeled guest bath, new kitchen, vaulted ceiling in living & dining rm w/french doors leading to enclosed porch. MLS#248262 $163,900 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy ef“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see!. MLS#247774 119 MURRAY CT, NW, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Freshly painted, large 3/2 family home in a great area! High ceilings. Large rooms. New ” ooring in living area and bedrooms, new appliances and roof. Laundry room is large and has washer and dry (as is) Lots of space for entertaining. New sod w/irrigation system. Golf course across the street and 8 blocks from Lake June. MLS#243866. $1550/mo. 1377 NANCESOWEE AVE, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 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 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 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 Located in the town of Avon Park. 2400 Sq Ft of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block & stucco in excellent condition! Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side, or rent out both units collect $$$. Possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems. MLS#248169 $83,900 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Well maintained 2BR/2BA home in Sylvan Shores. Kitchen /plenty of storage, large living rm w/vaulted ceiling. Master BR has large closet, split bedroom plan. A must see! MLS 248150 $139,900 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 221 WHATLEY BLVD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 3 BR/2 BA brand new AC, dishwasher & microwave. new kitchen sink & faucet, large pantry, lots of storage, Family room with pass through from the kitchen.MLS#248553 $1,250/mo. 5500 GRANADA BLVD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 2 BR/2BA w/open living area. Great street w/views of Lake Jackson. 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 Newspaper advertising targets your customers!Highlands News-Sun offers better targeting. Newspaper advertising To advertise with Highlands News-Sun, call 863-385-6155 today! 3409 PAR RD. IN GOLF HAMMOCKOPEN HOUSE 5 973654 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, POOL home on 1 acre in Golf Hammock. Three master suites, large island kitchen, Living & Family Rooms, attached garage and more! Gorgeous property backs up to woods! Come see this beauty. $289,900 l OPEN SUNDAY JULY 22nd From 12-3 THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY Norm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 Your Highlands County Real Estate Experts Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row As many Sears stores close across the country, I am reminded of how nostalgic I am for the great American shopping mall. I loved its symmetrical, windowless, ”oor plans and mystical matching entrances. Miles of shiny tile and palm trees! Where else could you see real palm trees growing north of the MasonDixon line? Now we have Amazon with their own version of Christmas in July. And while shopping in my pajamas while binge watching missed episodes of SupernaturalŽ is appealing, it will never be the same as a circa 1983 shopping mall on Black Friday. No matter where you grew up in America, they all had the same look. At least two anchor department store tenants, like Sears, two or more ”oors connected by escalators, a parking deck, and a central entertainment courtyard. Where did this perfect retail Utopian template from my childhood come from? Malls like Lakeshore Mall in Sebring are the decedents of Americas “rst mall, Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota designed by Austrian architect Victor Gruen in 1956. He was forced to ”ee Europe in the late 1930s due to Nazi occupation and wasted no time rebuilding his familys new life in New York. Gruen banded together with other German speaking artisan immigrants forming the Refugee Artists Group.Ž A friend of his from Vienna, Ludwig Lederer, asked Gruen to assist in the design of a leather goods store he was opening on Fifth Avenue. Gruens design was revolutionary at the time. A recessed arcade-style storefront with tall glass cases left and right leading shoppers into a re”ective glass and marble foyer, all showered in bright spotlights. A modern departure from other storefronts on Fifth Avenue that all sat ”at, ”ush against the street. Gruen hated urban sprawl with its tacky signage and mismatched store fronts. He saw shoppers walking from their cars to the store then directly back to their cars, like robots. He became fascinated instead by the governments Cold War development projects for defense workers in New Mexico, which included both retail and non-retail in an all-inclusive, cohesive, community aesthetic. Heavily in”uenced by the Socialist ideals of early 20th century Austria, Gruen also included a central courtyard for communal gatherings in his design for Southdale. Shoppers would be drawn to this town centerŽ by the only natural light in the building, skylights. Southland included a caf, a 21-foot cage “lled with exotic birds, a tranquil gold“sh pond, towering live trees and trellises of hanging ferns pouring from the upper level. The 1950s suburban family could enjoy live music, table service dining or maybe a movie with friends and neighbors regardless of weather, all times of day. His template for the great American mall would be repeated for decades all over the country including right here in Sebring. The most fascinating details of Gruens work on Southdale is however not in its form, rather in its function. As a student of design, I was taught in school that mall windows were deleted so that shoppers would lose track of time. That entrances near major highways like 27, were mimicked so that shoppers could “nd the mall easily, however not so easily locate their vehicle when trying to leave. These attributes were just the “scally pleasant side effects of Gruens truly brilliant vision, not by design. Southdale Center was, in fact, a Cold War fallout shelter. The mall, constructed of over half a million concrete and brick blocks, hid an intricate underground tunnel system and included a 10,000-kilowatt generator at the time it was built. Plans were in place to convert the stores into crop labs, the parking garage into a tent city, and was strategically placed between two major highways so assets could move to and from the facility within the bedlam of a nuclear attack. Climate control would allow the space to serve as an arc of lifeŽ to preserve human, plant and animal species if radiation proved too harsh outside. A place of salvation for those ”eeing the nearby main streets of the Twin Cities during an apocalypse. The formula was such a huge success, future developers and architects simply copied its design details, including Armageddon readiness, verbatim. Lakeshore Mall is a perfect example. Built nearly 40 years later yet featuring a clad block exterior, anchored at each end by department store space, devoid of windows except for skylights, full of foliage with strikingly similar entrances throughout the building. I will miss the great American shopping mall design. May it rest in peace. Been to Southdale Center? Share your experience on my blog at Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email or visit The great American shopping mall designShelly SappCONTRIBUTED COLUMN METRO PHOTO


C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 Editors Note: This column previously published on Jan. 7: The term walk through carries a myth of being used only when youre buying a new developer built home and is performed before closing. Allow to me assist you in understanding the importance of a walk through for a buyer, seller, landlord or tenant on new construction or older homes. In new construction one of the most exciting days during the home buying process is when you have your walk through, usually scheduled on the day before your closing. Just like it sounds, a walk through takes place when you and your buyers agent explore your home-tobe and check to make sure its in the condition speci“ed in your contract. Chances are, this is the “rst time youve been back in the property for a few weeks and the “rst time youve seen it without the sellers possessions in place „ unless you bought a vacant home. Hopefully, youll still feel enthusiastic about your new home, but no matter how exhilarated you are and eager to move in, you should take your time on the walk through and carefully check every room. Typically, the walk through should take place within 24 hours of your closing so that you see the property at the last possible moment. You dont want to do the “nal check too soon and then discover damage from a storm that hit the day before or that the developer missed some pre-approved changes or additions. Once you sign the closing documents any damage becomes your responsibility, even if it occurred before you of“cially owned the property. If your contract states that the sellers are to make repairs, its best to schedule two walk throughs. The “rst one should take place a week or so before your closing date so that you can review requested repairs. If you are not satis“ed or the sellers have not provided requested receipts and contact information for the contractors, this will give you time to negotiate a solution to the problem so that your closing wont be delayed. You should still have your “nal walk through just before the closing meaning one hour prior to closing. You are to request proof of the “nal walk through, take photos or videos of the interior and exterior of the property. Save the developer opening promotional ”yers since it is often that due to the volume of homes certain details are involuntary overlooked. For example, front and rear landscaping, a gate for access to the patio, lake. When buying a preowned, occupied home, you are to cautiously observe and make notes. I call it a pre walk through to remember what stays or not with the property. Your Realtor can assist you with a list of what stays, of any repairs the seller is to have done. After selecting the property you want, submit an offer and ask your Realtor for a list of what the seller is leaving or taking out of the property. On the day of closing ask your Realtor for a “nal walk through two hours prior to closing schedule time, verifying your original list of items to be left and to be removed from the property. When either or both seller and buyer are not present to close then the Realtors are to have a walk through. You should still have Jimmy Wohl, HREC president/broker, said. We congratulate Dawn on all of her achievements during the second three months of 2018.Ž Heartland Real Estate Corporation is a real estate brokerage and development “rm that has been in Sebring for more than 20 years. With extensive knowledge in all areas of real estate investment, HREC specializes in development, agricultural, commercial and residential properties. 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Call Charley 754-264-4246 Magnificent S tudio AptIn the woods on a lake in Lk Placid. $628 incl. utilities. Text 754-264-4246 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Avon Park~ 2200sf, 1 block off US Hwy 27. Great for garage, workshop or storage space. 863-453-4269 AdvertiseToday! Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 The homeownership rate has been increasing recently following more than 10 years of decline. According to the U.S. Census, the rate peaked in the “rst quarter of 2005 at 69.1 percent and then declined to a low of 62.9 percent in the second quarter of 2016. It has been creeping up since then, reaching 64.2 percent in the “rst quarter of this year. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on how many of the new owners are NOHOs „ my term for people who should not be homeowners.Defining a NOHOThe distinguishing feature of NOHOS that makes them poor homeowners is not their income, family structure, mobility, ethnicity or where they live. Rather, it is how they live. Whereas successful homeowners live with at least one foot in the future and have learned how to delay some grati“cations for future rewards, NOHOs live from day to day „ or week to week, or month to month, depending on how often they are paid. Whatever they want, furthermore, they want it now. Typically, they have nothing left at the end of their pay period, and if they run out early they have to scrimp or borrow, usually at high interest rates. When NOHOs make a costly purchase, such as a TV set, they price it in terms of the monthly payment, which they attempt to “t into their weekly or monthly budget. They are easily seduced by offers of delayed payments and long repayment terms, ignoring the high prices that accompany such offers. NOHOs sometimes write me about buying a house because they have heard that owning is cheaper than renting. They would buy a house in the same way they would buy a TV set, by seeing if they can afford the monthly payment. In most cases, they have no savings but have heard that it is possible to get a loan for 100 percent of the sale price. I try to discourage them by explaining the hidden costs and risks of home ownership and by pointing out that, as owners, they rather than the landlord are responsible for everything that goes wrong. Property taxes a common NOHO problem Any bump in the road is enough to throw home-owning NOHOs in the ditch. A common bump in the road is property taxes. One who wrote me had calculated her monthly obligation net of the tax deduction on the mortgage interest, and fell behind on her payment because „ something she did not anticipate „ her tax saving did not become available to her until year-end. Another NOHO who wrote me was in serious trouble almost immediately because the property tax estimate by the lender turned out to be $200 a month too low. The NOHO said he would not have purchased the house if he had known the correct “gure. His house purchase plan had no margin for error. More often, NOHOs can manage the tax when they move in but cant manage a future tax increase. Of course, property taxes are known to rise, if not this year then next; it doesnt take a lot of foresight to expect it. But foresight is in short supply among NOHOs.The down payment requirementIn the 1920s, NOHOs were all renters because mortgage lenders required house purchasers to put 40 percent down. Since NOHOs cant save, they cant make a down payment. The problem was that the high down payment requirement screened out many potential homeowners who were not NOHOs, especially “rst-time home buyers, for whom our society seems to have a weak spot. Over the years the screen has been much loosened. On FHA-insured loans, the requirement declined from 20 percent in 1934 to 3.5 percent today. Loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today require 5 percent down, though “rsttime buyers can qualify for 3 percent. Veterans can obtain VA mortgages with no down payment, and the Department of Agriculture offers them to low-income purchasers in rural areas. An alternative way of liberalizing the down payment screen is to allow the payment to come from someone other than the borrower. We have had a number of these, and some are more likely to allow NOHOs to avoid the screen than others. Allowing a third party to make a down payment for a borrower in most cases is a better way to screen out NOHOs than a no down payment program that relies entirely on a credit evaluation. The third party is risking its contribution based on knowledge of the borrower. This is true of contributions made by family members, for whom assistance is a vote of con“dence by those who usually know the borrower best. To some degree, it is also true of investors who negotiate a share of future property appreciation. Several programs of this sort have arisen in recent years. It is not the case with home sellers, who can be depended upon to raise the house price by enough to cover their contribution.The NOHO cureIt isnt easy but NOHOs can cure themselves by changing their lifestyle. The key change is to reverse their practice of treating savings as a residual „ what is left at the end of the pay period after all expenses have been made. The residual system doesnt work for NOHOs because they never have anything left. A way to shift priorities is to make a deposit into a special savings account immediately after receiving income, so that spending is limited to what remains. It can work for those determined to make it work. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at ownership is not for everyoneJack GuttentagMORTGAGE PROFESSOR When to do a walk through JULIO SEDATODAYS REAL ESTATE SEDA | 8


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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 your “nal walk through just before the closing. It is a must that the property has water and electricity services on the day of the last walk through. Some buyers are disappointed when they see the condition of the property after the sellers have vacated the home. Most contracts state that the property needs to be broom clean.Ž Many people have different standards for cleanliness and broom clean means just that „ swept up but not necessarily deep-cleaned. Regardless of the cleanliness of the home, there are certain steps to take during the walk through. Bring your home report, a copy of your contract and the sellers property condition disclosure form so you can check on speci“c ”agged items. Check for items that the sellers agreed in the contract to convey to the buyer, such as window treatments or “replace tools. Remember that these items have to be identi“ed in writing, not just in an oral agreement. Check for items the sellers left behind that you dont want. If the sellers dont want their basement bookcases, that doesnt mean you have to keep them. Check your contract to see if the shelves were mentioned. If not, its the sellers responsibility to remove them. Test all the appliances to make sure they still work. Turn on the heating and air conditioning for a few minutes to see if they are operable. Bring an inexpensive electrical tester from a hardware store to make sure all the outlets work. It is imperative for a smooth transaction and closing to occur, that the buyers Realtor and sellers Realtor together with seller and buyer work in a team basis. If you “nd that the sellers have not followed through on the contract promises, or you “nd a new issue that you want them to address, consider whether the problem is worth disrupting your closing. For instance, if theres a light bulb thats burned out in the refrigerator, you can easily take care of that yourself. Even something a little more costly may be something you should think about handling on your own in the interest of closing on time. However, if youre uncertain of the extent of a problem, such as a newly discovered leak under the bathroom sink that the sellers hid during your home inspection, you and your buyers agent should contact the sellers agent and negotiate a solution to the problem. If you “nd the sellers are unwilling to pay for a plumber, think about the cost to you in delaying your closing or in legal fees. Your Realtor can help you determine which issues are worth pursuing and which you can resolve on your own. Last but not least if youre a tenant you are to do a walk through as well. All the above applies to a tenant and landlord. Often tenants receive the properties without inspecting it thoroughly, due to the urgency created by landlords who request you are out by speci“c time. Tenants tend to leave items of no use to them with the thought it can interest the new tenant. A tenants security deposit is to be use for damages and or expenses incurred by the landlord to have to rent the property due to a tenants non-compliance. Tenants are to have a detailed list of the conditions they receive the property including photos „ keep a copy and send a copy to the landlord, property manager or landlord representative. When a tenant is to vacate the property a “nal walk through should accompany a report and photos showing the conditions he or she received the property „ this is a must to prevent losing part of or all of a complete security deposit. In conclusion a simple, thorough walk through when you receive a property „ buying new or used or renting „ can prevent costly expenses. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ PAGE 6 newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 I get many rental-related questions where the answers are too short to write a whole column about „ but they are important questions. Here I answer several of them: Question: I have rented part of a house for several years, paying monthly without a written lease, and recently the landlord signi“cantly raised the rent. Can he do this? „ Nancy Answer: Yes. If you dont have a written lease, your rent is locked in for only the term equal to how often you pay. If you pay weekly, your lease is for a week; pay monthly and it is for a month, and so on. Since your lease is month to month, you can be asked to leave, with 15 days notice, after just a month. Similarly, the terms of your lease, including the rent amount, can be changed just as frequently. Fortunately, if you are not happy with the change, you can also bail out with the same short notice. Question: I have a written lease, and the landlord now wants me to pay the water bill too. The lease states it is his responsibility. Do I now have to pay the water? „ Sandy Answer: No. The terms of the lease are enforceable by both the landlord and the tenant and cannot be changed unless both sides agree. Question: We pay our rent on the “rst of the month. The landlord just sold the apartment on the “fth. Does the previous landlord need to pay us back for the rest of the month? „ Kathy Answer: No. The proration of your rent is between the old landlord and the new one. The prior owner should have turned your rent and security deposit over to the new landlord, who is now responsible, since he is your landlord now. Your lease does not change just because the homes owner does. Everything should remain the same except for whom you write the check to. Question: I rent a couple of apartments. How long should I keep the old paperwork for when a tenant moves out? „ Richard Answer: Both landlords and tenants should keep lease records an absolute minimum of “ve years after move-out. Seven years is better. Same goes for homeowners. 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 www. or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Quick answers on rental leasesREAL ESTATE Q & AGARY M. SINGER FILE PHOTOWhat happens if your landlord raises your rent and you dont have a written lease to fall back on? Can the landlord do this? GET LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE...YOU! IF YOU HEAR OF A GREAT STORY OR NEWS TIP, PLEASE EMAIL US!newstips@ Ed Sally CRS, 42 N. MEADOWLAKE CIRCLE, LAKE PLACIDOPEN HOUSE MLS#245897adno=3597365 COMPTON REALTY DO YOU NEED A PLACE TO STORE YOUR TOYS?Ready to move in 3/2, with all the upgrades you would want. Unobstructed views of the sunsets to great to even describe. Detached 25X37 garage provides lots of room for cars, tools & toys. Home furniture is included in price. New owner has the opportunity, if quali“ ed, to assume existing VA loan at 3.375% with just under 15 years to maturity.OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY JULY 21ST & 22ND 11:OO 4:00 PM BOTH DAYS WWW.COVEREDBRIDGELAKEPLACID.COMCall 863-455-9927 Homes built by the Cottage Company. CGC#057913Model Open Daily 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.THE VALUE OF BUYING NEW CONSTRUCTION AT COVERED BRIDGE 10460 High Grove Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Directions: From US 27 S., take Lake Francis Rd West, 2 miles to Venetian Parkway, take Venetian Parkway, Follow signs to model homes.adno=3588650 RESALE HOME COVERED BRIDGE HOA FEES ? $85.00 MO LAWN MOWING $70.00/ MO min  Basic Cable TV $50.00/ MO  STORAGE $100.00/MO  BOAT RAMP ?  CLUB HOUSE ?  POOL ?  HOT TUB ?  PICKLEBALL COURT ?  SHUFFLEBOARD ?  EXERCISE ?  BILLIARD HALL ?  INSURANCE $125.00 MO approx $60.00 MO* APPLIANCES USED BRAND NEW ROOF USED BRAND NEW WATER HEATER USED BRAND NEW A/C USED BRAND NEW PLUMBING USED BRAND NEW *Based on Past Insurance Quotes. adno=3582526


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Sunday, July 22, 2018 SPORTS € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Pro Baseball 2, 4 | Golf 2 | Tennis 2, 6 | Track & Field 2 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | WNBA 6 | Rugby 6 adno=50538227 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH JULY 31, 2018 Evans “ res back at Trump after anthem protest tweetBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesBucs receiver Mike Evans fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday, responding to another tweet from the White House criticizing NFL players who want to protest during the national anthem. Trumps latest tweet came after Thursdays joint announcement by the NFL and NFLPA that they had reached a standstill agreement, saying no new rules would be issued or enforced relating to protests during the anthem for the next several weeks.Ž On Friday night, Trump went after the NFL and its players, saying the $40,000,000 CommissionerŽ Roger Goodell must now take a stand.Ž First time kneeling, out for game,Ž Trump wrote. Second time kneeling, out for season/no pay!Ž Evans, who has voiced his disapproval of Trump before, answered with a tweet TAMPA BAY TIMESBucs receiver Mike Evans, shown after his new contract this spring, tweeted back at the president Saturday after Donald Trump tweeted that protesting NFL players should be suspended. NFL: Anthem protests NFL: Bucs training camp questionsHow to split the QB reps, position battles and moreBy Rick StroudTampa Bay TimesTAMPA „ Jameis Winston would like to move forward with his career now that he has accepted the NFLs decision to suspend him three games and apologized „ for something „ to the Uber driver that the league says he touched in an inappropriate and sexual manner.Ž When the Bucs full squad reports to training camp Wednesday, players and coaches will circle the wagons around Winston. There will be a lot of talk about believing in second chances and a nothing-to-see-here tone will be set. But the effects of the suspension will be felt every day until Winston returns for the Bucs game Sept. 30 at Chicago, if not beyond. Start with the most TAMPA BAY TIMESBucs quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick (14), Jameis Winston (3) and Ryan Griffin (4) run drills during mandatory minicamp in June at One Buc Place in Tampa. TENNIS HALL OF FAMEMichael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall, Page 2By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressCARNOUSTIE, Scotland „ Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the mix makes it all feel so new. Ive always wanted to battle it out in a major with Tiger. Who hasnt?Ž Spieth said after seizing upon a calm Carnoustie for a 6-under 65 to tie for the lead with Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele. Its kind of a dream come true just to have the opportunity.Ž Woods feels the same way. Never in the mix at the Masters, gone by the weekend at the U.S. Open, the 14-time major champion surged into contention Saturday with a 66, his lowest round on weekend at a major in eight years. He didnt have the best score. He was four shots behind. But hes Tiger Woods, and it felt like that again to thousands of fans who crammed along the fairways and beind the greens as Woods ran off three straight birdies around the turn and then two-putted for birdie on the par-5 14th to work his way into a tie for the lead, even if that lasted for only 20 minutes. Ive shown that Ive been there close enough with a chance to win this year,Ž Woods said. Given what happened GOLF: British OpenSpieth part of 3-way tie for leadAP PHOTOJordan Spieth (left) and Kevin Chappell finish the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, Saturday in Carnoustie, Scotland. SEE LEAD, 3 SEE BUCS, 3 SEE EVANS, 3NFL: BuccannersBucs Mike Evans donates $11,000 to family of shooting victimBy GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesTurns out Donald Trump wasnt the only person that Bucs receiver Mike Evans reached out to on Twitter on Saturday. The Bucs receiver fired back at the president after a tweet suggesting that NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be suspended. But then he saw a story about a Florida family needing help after a father was shot and killed by two sheriffs deputies in 2014. A jury ruled in favor of the police, but awarded the family $4. Is there a GoFundMe or a donation page for the family?Ž Evans asked on Twitter. When multiple fans reached out with a link to the fundraising effort for family of Gregory Hill, Evans stepped up and made a donation of $11,000, pushing the overall online donations to the family to close to $100,000. Evans signed a fiveyear extension this spring worth $82 million, saying that very day: I plan on helping a lot of people.Ž In April, he donated $10,000 to a childhood friend who was injured in an accidental shooting. AP PHOTOMike Evans, shown last season, made an $11,000 donation Saturday to the family of a man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in Florida in 2014.


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Yankees MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Noon FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Hamburg, Germany 2 p.m. FS1 „ UFC Fight Night, Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith, at Hamburg, Germany RUGBY 2:30 p.m. NBC „ 2018 World Cup Sevens, Challenge Trophy semi“ nals, at San Francisco 7 p.m. NBCSN „ 2018 World Cup Sevens, Cup bracket and Ceremony, at San Francisco SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ ICC Futures Tournament, Final, at Orlando, Fla. 4 p.m. ESPN „ International Champions Cup, Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund, at Charlotte, N.C. WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA „ Seattle at Atlanta 6 p.m. NBA „ Los Angeles at ChicagoAssociated PressLONDON „ World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Lausanne. But Samba preferred to try the 400 without hurdles at London Stadium, and registered a personal-best in coming fifth. Warholm won the hurdles comfortably in 47.65, more than half a second off Sambas best this year. Meanwhile, Abdallelah Haroun won the 400 in a Qatar-record 44.07. In the womens 100meter final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won in 10.98 seconds, her season best. The Jamaican, a twotime Olympic champion, had a baby boy last August. I havent raced for ages and Im happy that the run today was under 11 seconds,Ž Fraser-Pryce said. Being a mother is my first priority and to come back and be flexible with my training is wonderful, and Im so excited about next year now.Ž Dezerea Bryant of the United States was second in 11.04. Ronnie Baker of the U.S. won the mens 100 in 9.90 for his fourth win of this Diamond League. Zharnel Hughes was second in 9.93, and Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine of South Africa was third. Jamaicas Yohan Blake was fourth. Christian Coleman, who won silver at the worlds last year, pulled out with a hamstring injury. Olympic silver and world bronze medallist Paul Chelimo of the U.S. edged the 5,000 from Ethiopian duo Edris Muktar and Yomif Kejelcha.TRACK & FIELD: Hurdles W arholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdlesBy KEN POWTAKAssociated PressNEWPORT, R.I. „ When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport „ soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 49-year-old German and Helena Sukova were inducted on Saturday during a ceremony on Newports grass court, the only members of the class of 2018. I played till I was 18,Ž Stich said during a news conference. There was a little bit of a decision between soccer and tennis, but I preferred tennis because I didnt have to deal with 10 other guys messing up on the pitch. It was only up to me to mess up.Ž Stich captured his only Grand Slam singles title in 1991, beating countryman Boris Becker, also a Hall of Famer, at Wimbledon. He was a U.S. Open finalist in 1994 and runner-up at the 1996 French O p en. He joined Becker to win gold in doubles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. It was always said that we didnt get along,Ž Stich said. Obviously, as we were rivals, we could get along. I think we benefited a lot from each other because we always wanted to be better than the other player,Ž he said. We proved it to ourselves and to everyone else that it was possible to follow our goal.Ž Sukova captured a combined 14 Slam doubles titles „ nine in womens and five in mixed. She was runner-up in singles at four majors „ twice each at the Australian and U.S. opens. For me, the most important (thing) was playing the singles,Ž she said. I didnt really like to practice, so doubles was perfect.Ž The 53-year-old Czech reflected on her biggest singles win, beating Martina Navratilova at the 1984 Australian Open to end her string of 74 consecutive match victories, including six straight Slam titles. I had like three press conferences every day after that,Ž she said. Before that, I barely had one.Ž Hall of Famer Jim Courier jokingly told the crowd that he checked his record against Stich before heading from his New York City home. I almost turned around when I saw I only won five of 12 matches against him,Ž he said. Stich said that when he was 6 years old his family took him to the tennis club. They couldnt leave me at home,Ž he said. They had to take me.Ž And thats how his love of the game began. I had a tennis wall to play against,Ž he said. I got a racket and ball and they said: Spend two hours here and well pick you up later.Ž It was time well spent. The beauty of his game,Ž Courier said, is what really sticks with me.ŽTENNIS: Hall of FameMichael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hallAP PHOTOTennis Hall of Fame inductee Helena Sukova, left, of Czech Republic, sits with Hall of Famers Jan Kodes, of Czech Republic, and Kim Clijsters, right, of Belgium, during ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Saturday in Newport, R.I. By Greg AumanTampa Bay TimesRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left Fridays game in the fifth inning when an injury to his right foot that has bothered him since April flared up with the worst pain hes encountered this season. Kiermaier called the injury a severe bone bruiseŽ and said hell have it evaluated Saturday, hopeful that hell only be sidelined a couple of days.Ž You would think me being on the 60-day DL (with thumb injury), it would go away,Ž Kiermaier said. Its crazy that its still a thing, but Ive been feeling it ƒ Its frustrating because I havent been able to get rid of this. Ive had good days and bad days, but today was the worst day Ive had.Ž Kiermaier said he had hoped the All-Star break would help the injury, given four days to get off his feet and have extended rest for his foot. But it gave him trouble before batting practice, and he said he left the game fearing he wouldnt be able to make a play because of his limitations. 2018 has been a frustrating year for me,Ž he said. Ill be just fine. This is one thing that just comes and goes. I should be good to go and well see what the doctors have to say tomorrow. Its no joke. I was in a lot of pain today.ŽMLB: RaysKiermaier has severe bone bruise in foot, dates back to April injuryTAMPA BAY TIMESKevin Kiermaier was able to get a double in the first inning and score, but left in the fifth inning due to a painful foot injury that has bothered him since April. MLB: RaysBy MARC TOPKINTampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG … To get a sense of how shorthanded the Rays were by the final innings of Saturday night's game, all you had to do was look at the field and see Carlos Gomez playing second base. It was that kind of night for the Rays, who lost another game, 3-2 to the Marlins, and apparently another player to injury, as shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria left in the seventh inning with left oblique soreness. Hechavarria's injury forced Rays prospect Justin Williams, just called up from TripleA Durham, to make a challenging debut, pinchhitting against Marlins lefty Adam Conley, and in a key situation, two on and one out. Williams, 22, who made it to the Trop and into the dugout around the third inning, didn't deliver a moment to remember, grounding into a double play. With CF Kevin Kiermaier (foot) and 3B Matt Duffy (back) sidelined, and only backup Adam Moore on the bench, the Rays put Williams in rightfield and moved Gomez to second. It wasn't totally wacky, as he played there once in 2015, an inning for the Brewers, and does take ground balls often. The Marlins grabbed the lead in the fourth with a quick start against Ryan Yarbrough. Justin Bour drew a leadoff walk, Starlin Castro singled and Martin Prado doubled for one run. A one-out grounder by Miguel Rojas scored the other. The Rays halved the lead when Joey Wendle opened the home fourth with a homer to center, which was the Rays first hit off Miami starter Pablo Lopez. The Marlins extended the lead to 3-1 in the seventh when Cameron Maybin homered off Hunter Wood, the third of five Rays pitchers in a game started by opener Ryne Stanek. The Rays cut it back to 3-2 on a ninth-inning homer by Ji-Man Choi that struck high off the batter's eye in centerfield.Hey kidWilliams, 22, is probably the Rays most advanced outfield prospect, but wasn't necessarily ready for a callup from Triple-A Durham, having hit .267 with eight homers, 45 RBIs and a .715 OPS. But with Kiermaier sidelined for a couple days (but not on the DL), and with neither INF Willy Adames nor Christian Arroyo eligible to be called up by not having at Triple-A Durham 10 days, Williams was the choice since he was already on the 40-man roster. Just getting him to the Trop was challenging enough since Durham was playing in Buffalo. "He's an exciting young player,'' Cash said. ƒ LHP Hoby Milner was optioned to Durham to make room for Williams. Another bad look for Rays in 3-2 lossTAMPA BA Y TIMESRays pitcher Chris Archer sporting the DJ Kitty head giveaway during Saturday's game.


The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 SP Page 3By GARY B. GRAVESAssociated PressNICHOLASVILLE, Ky. „ Brittany Lincicome walked off the 18th green after her first PGA Tour event to applause before stopping on the way to the clubhouse to sign autographs and acknowledge spectators warm wishes. The LPGA Tour player made sure to savor every moment of a historic weekend she wished could have lasted longer. I wouldve liked to have shot better (Thursday),Ž said Lincicome, who missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship after shooting a 1-under 71. She failed in her bid to become the first female player since 1945 to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. Obviously, today was a pretty nice day, so I guess ending with todays round is a good way to leave.Ž Troy Merritt, at 15 under, entered the third round leading Billy Horschel and Cameron Percy by two strokes. Richy Werenski and Andres Romero were tied for fourth at three shots back. Lincicome, the eighttime LPGA Tour winner with two major titles, was the first woman since Michelle Wie in 2008 to play in a PGA Tour event. Lincicome had sought to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only women to make the cut. Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam and Suzy Whaley have also played in PGA Tour events. Lincicome faced a huge hurdle after an opening 78 left her near the bottom of the field. She had six birdies in Saturdays rain-delayed second round at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club, highlighted by an eagle-3 at 17. I thought I hit it a little short,Ž Lincicome added. I thought it was going to spin back a little bit on me. Then when it landed I was like, OK, its on top and then it rolled back and I was like, Oh, my gosh. The highlight of my week.Ž Lincicome also had consecutive birdies on the sixth, seventh and eighth holes before another on No. 10. But her round included six bogeys, including three on the final four holes, and she finished at 5 over 149. Playing partner Conrad Shindler, who made the cut along with Sam Ryder, described playing with Lincicome as a pleasure, a treat.Ž Despite her roller-coaster performance, he felt her approach was consistent. She does the same thing every shot,Ž he said. She just knows where its going to go. Each day, she gained confidence.Ž Her goal now is applying lessons learned from playing with the men back to the LPGA Tour. Lincicome couldnt immediately say whether she would return to play this event, but seemed eager for LPGA Tour and PGA Tour players to be on the same course in some form. That remains to be seen, but Lincicome definitely appreciated this opportunity with her PGA Tour counterparts. Even without the history. Just being inside the ropes with the guys, hitting on the range, on the putting green, its just a cool feeling,Ž she said. I feel like Im at home here. The guys just made me feel so comfortable.ŽGOLF: Barbasol ChampionshipLincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol ChampionshipBy ANDREW DAMPFThe Associated PressMENDE, France „ With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of nearly 20 minutes then fending off the few attacks thrown their way on the short but steep finishing climb. We can really just ride off each other,Ž Froome said. I imagine for our rivals its making their lives quite difficult, having two guys to watch like that.Ž While the Welshman Thomas is attempting to win the Tour for the first time, the Kenyan-born Froome is aiming for a record-tying fifth victory in cyclings biggest race. Fourth-placed Primoz Roglic was the only overall contender to gain time, finishing eight seconds ahead of Thomas, Froome, and thirdplaced Tom Dumoulin „ with all four riders finishing more than 18 minutes behind stage winner Omar Fraile, who remained far back in the standings. Thomas leads Froome by 1 minute, 39 seconds. Dumoulin, the time trial world champion and last years Giro dItalia winner, is third, 1:50 behind, and Roglic is fourth, 2:38 back. When Dumoulin attacked with two kilometers remaining, Thomas chased him down with Froome towing along. (Dumoulin) can really pace himself,Ž Thomas said. You dont know if he is really suffering or just pacing himself. Hats off to him. It takes (courage) to do that with no teammate around.Ž Fraile escaped from a large group of breakaway riders on the finishing climb, a short but steep three-kilometer ascent that was followed by a quick descent and flat finish on an air strip. When I saw that the breakaway was so big, I knew it was going to be a tough stage, but I picked my moment well and pulled it off,Ž Fraile said. I knew that I still had another gear. ... I have raced here before and I knew the course to perfection.Ž Fraile had time to celebrate before crossing the line, finishing six seconds ahead of Julian Alaphilippe, the Frenchman wearing the polka-dot jersey awarded to the Tours best climber. Jasper Stuyven of Belgium finished third, also six seconds back, and three-time world champion Peter Sagan came fourth. It was the first career victory at the Tour for Fraile, who rides for the Astana team. His only other victory at a Grand Tour came with a stage win in last years Giro dItalia. The Basque rider also won the mountains classification in the Spanish Vuelta in 2015 and 2016. Fraile became the third Spanish winner of a Tour stage in Mende after Marcos Serrano in 2005 and Joaquim PuritoŽ Rodriguez in 2010. The hilly 188-kilometer (117-mile) route from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux in southern France passed through the Ardeche gorges, home to cave paintings dating back some 36,000 years.CYCLING: Tour De France W ith Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls Tour de Franc e Britains Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey, and Britains Chris Froome ride Saturday during the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, over 116.8 miles with start in Saint-Paul Trois-Chateaux and Mende, France. [PETER DEJONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] basic question: how does coach Dirk Koetter decide how to prepare both Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick to play? How do they split the reps in training camp and the preseason games? Fitzpatrick is likely to start the first three games of the season. At 35, he has a lot of experience and a year under his belt in Koetters offense. But Fitzpatrick will need as much work with the No. 1 offense as possible to be prepared to start Sept. 9 at New Orleans. Winston will miss nearly four weeks of practice by the time he returns from the regular season suspension. At 24, hes a relatively young quarterback, and sitting him out „ with a bigger break looming „ wont help his development. The only recent template for this is what the New England Patriots did in 2016 when Tom Brady knew he was suspended for the first four games. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a big believer that Brady could get great work in joint practices, so Brady was a little less of a presence in the games,Ž according tos Mike Reiss. (The Bucs have two joint practices at Tennessee). Also, Brady sliced his finger on a pair off cutters that season, so they held him out of the first preseason game. Heres how the breakdown went: Preseason Game 1: Backup Jimmy Garoppolo started and played the first half with the No. 1 offense. Jacoby Brissett, the No. 3 quarterback, started the third quarter and finished the game. Preseason Game 2: Brady sat out the entire game again with the finger injury as Garoppolo started and played the first half and one series into the third quarter. Preseason Game 3: Normally, the starting quarterback begins the game and plays into the third quarter. But Garoppolo was done after two series and Brady played most of the first half. Garoppolo finished the first half with a twominute drive and returned for two series in the third quarter. Preseason Game 4: At this point in the preseason, you protect the starting quarterback from possible injury by not playing him. Garropolo sat out of the game while Brady played the entire first half. The preseason game breakdown for snaps played went like this: Brady 0-0-16-39 = 55; Garoppolo 39-45-29-0 = 113; Brissett 28-26-23-38 = 115. Clearly, Brady has vastly more experience than Winston while Garappolo had not started a regular season game prior to 16. Its hard to prepare one quarterback for the season, much less two. And somewhere Ryan Griffin has to fit in there as the No. 3. But thats not the only storyline heading into training camp. Who will emerge as the starting running back? The Bucs have big plans for Ronald Jones, the second-round pick from Southern Cal. His explosiveness could transform the rushing attack. But Jones is a rookie and has much to learn before he can be trusted in pass protection on third down. Peyton Barber is a competent inside rusher. The third-down job may be between Charles Sims, Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Shaun Wilson. Will Chris Godwin unseat DeSean Jackson as the No. 2 receiver? Jackson had only 50 catches last season, but his chemistry with Winston and Fitzpatrick should be better in the second year. Godwin looked and played like a starting NFL receiver this offseason and is another big body target for Winston. Jackson will get the first bite of the apple, but hes also been working in the slot in three-receiver packages.What is the defensive line rotation?Obviously, Gerald McCoy and Jason Pierre-Paul are locks. But will the Bucs go with free agent Beau Allen or first-round pick Vita Vea at defensive tackle? Does Vinny Curry hang onto the other defensive end job over William Gholston? Its a good problem to have, but there are starting jobs on the line. How quickly they identify roles and jell as a unit could go a long way to overcoming Winstons absence.Which rookie will emerge as the third cornerback?Lets assume that Vernon Hargreaves hangs onto his starting right cornerback spot. When he moves inside to the slot in the sub package when teams go to three receivers, who takes Hargreaves spot? Auburn rookie Carlton Davis made a splashy debut in minicamp. At 6-1, he gives the Bucs length and man coverage ability. But M.J. Stewart came on late and will make a challenge. the last few years, I didnt know if that would ever happen again. But here I am with a chance coming Sunday in a major championship. Its going to be fun.Ž It was every bit of that on Saturday, a rare day when Carnoustie had little defense. Justin Rose, who made the cut on the number with a birdie on his final hole, matched the Carnoustie record for the Open with a 64. Spieth set the tone in the afternoon when he decided on the way to the first tee to hit driver on the 396-yard hole. He sent it bouncing and rolling along the firm turf, down a hill and onto the green to about 10 feet away for an eagle. Moments later, Woods began his charge to get into contention at a major for the first time in five years. It never stopped. Seven players had a share of the lead at one point. Kisner, who started the third round tied for the lead, was never far away but had to work hard to stay there. He made a tough par save on the 17th, and then got up-and-down from behind the 18th green for a 68. Schauffele, the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season, holed a 30-foot putt from behind the 18th green for a 67. They were at 9-under 204. Weve got pretty much a new tournament tomorrow,Ž Spieth said. A dozen players were separated by four shots, which is nothing considering that the last two British Open champions at Carnoustie rallied from 10 shots (Paul Lawrie) and six shots (Padraig Ha rrington) on the final day. The wind is expected to be the strongest it has been all week. And then theres the presence of Woods, playing in the third-to-last group. Woods started quietly enough with a few birdies through eight holes. He started his move with a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 9, followed with short birdie putts on the next two holes and with a twoputt birdie on the par-5 14th, he put his name atop the leaderboard. It was there for only 20 minutes. But it was there. A bogey on the 16th and a par save from short of the Barry Burn on the 18th gave him a 66. He figured it would at least keep him in range. He wound up as close to the lead as he has been in a major since he was two behind at Muirfield in the 2013 British Open. Im right there,Ž he said. Ive got a chance at this, which is great.Ž And he has company. Kevin Chappell, who spent most of his round watching Spieth put on a show, birdied the 18th for a 67 and was two shots behind. Francesco Molinari had a 66 and will play in the third-to-last group with Woods. They were last together three weeks ago when Woods presented him the trophy at the Quicken Loans National after Molinari shot 62 for an eight-shot victory. Twelve players were separated by four shots, a group that includes Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Zach Johnson. They all dropped shots on a day when there was no time to be going backward. McIlroy was within two shots of the lead until bogeys on two of his last three holes for a 70 left him four behind. Johnson, staying in the same house as Kisner, Spieth and four other Americans, hooked his approach on No. 12 and three-putted for a double bogey. He shot 72 and was in the group four behind. Joining them was Tommy Fleetwood, who droppe d three shots in two holes on the back nine on his way to a 71. Of the five players separated by three shots, only Spieth has experience winning a major. He will try to become the first player since Padraig Harrington in 2008 to win golfs oldest championship in consecutive years. His move started with a sudden decision. The opening hole is 396 yards on the card, with the fairway getting narrow between two bunkers. Spieth, who spent Saturday morning watching the Open on television, asked caddie Michael Greller on the practice range, Do we like driver?Ž Greller told him no. Play short and its a wedge to a front pin, easy birdie chance. Spieth walked to the tee with coach Cameron McCormick and asked him, How about I just send it on No. 1?Ž I felt good about the range session. And hes like, I put my chips behind anything you decide, always. And that kind of gave me that little extra boost,Ž Spieth said. on Saturday morning: You that mad the USFL didnt work out?Ž The tweet had more than 1,000 retweets and nearly 5,000 likes in the first six hours, the most vocal response of any Bucs player to the presidents tweet. Evans first national anthem protest in November 2016 was an expression of his disappointment that Trump was elected president. Im not going to stand for something I dont believe in,Ž Evans said after that protest. Im not big on politics. I told myself, If this happens, then Americas not right, right now. I said this a long time ago. When (Trump) ran, I thought it was a joke. And the joke continues. Im not a political person that much, but Ive got common sense. I know when somethings not right.Ž Evans also protested with teammate DeSean Jackson during the Bucs Week 3 game at Minnesota last season, in the first game after Trump called NFL players who protested sons of b„….Ž That was the teams only protest during a national anthem last season.LEADFrom Page 1BUCSFrom Page 1EVANSFrom Page 1


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PB„Caratini(2).Umpires„Home,Lance Barksdale;First,BenMay;Second,TedBarrett; Third,KerwinDanley.T„3:13.A„41,004 (41,649).BLUEJAYS4,ORIOLES1BALTIMOREABRHBIBBSOAVG. Beckhamss412000.214 Schoop2b401001.229 Jonescf402100.277 Trumbodh300011.247 Davis1b300002.157 Mancinilf400002.217 Nunez3b300001.163 Rickardrf300002.202 Wynnsc200010.179 TOTALS3015129 TORONTOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Grandersonrf400002.234 Hernandezlf411002.253 Smoak1b210020.243 Solarte3b410001.236 Grichukcf411101.208 Moralesdh100020.240 Diazss302000.257 Mailec302100.239 Travis2b300001.240 TOTALS2846247 BALTIMORE100000000„151 TORONTO00031000X„460 E„Beckham(9).LOB„Baltimore5,Toronto4. 2B„Jones(27),Hernandez(21),Grichuk(12). RBIs„Jones(37),Grichuk(30),Maile(21). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Baltimore1 (Nunez);Toronto1(Maile).RISP„Baltimore1 for4;Toronto2for5. Runnersmovedup„Diaz,Smoak.GIDP„ Trumbo,Solarte,Diaz.DP„Baltimore2 (Nunez,Schoop,Davis),(Nunez,Schoop, Davis);Toronto1(Travis,Diaz,Smoak). 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Umpires„Home,JeffNelson;First,Andy Fletcher;Second,LazDiaz;Third,Manny Gonzalez. T„2:48.A„13,808(42,735).TIGERS5,REDSOX0BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf502001.355 Benintendilf302010.303 Bogaertsss400002.280 Moreland1b401000.273 Pearcedh300010.321 Devers3b401002.241 Nunez2b401001.252 BradleyJr.cf400001.207 Swihartc301011.211 TOTALS3408038 DETROITABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martincf400002.254 Goodrum2b400003.246 Castellanosrf401000.304 Hicksc310011.271 Martinezdh421000.228 Candelario3b312100.230 Rodriguez1b301001.204 Iglesiasss312401.269 Joneslf300001.210 TOTALS3157519 BOSTON000000000„081 DETROIT02000300X„570 E„Devers(20).LOB„Boston10,Detroit4.2B„ Iglesias(23).HR„Iglesias(3),offThornburg. RBIs„Candelario(36),Iglesias4(38).SB„ Swihart(3).SF„Candelario. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Boston4 (Betts,Bogaerts2,BradleyJr.);Detroit2(Jones 2).RISP„Boston0for5;Detroit2for7. GIDP„Bogaerts. DP„Detroit1(Candelario,Goodrum, Rodriguez). 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Tigers5,RedSox0: JoseIglesias homeredanddroveinfourruns,and MikeFierspitchedimpressivelyinto theseventhinningtoleadDetroit overBoston. Marlins3,Rays2: RookiePabloLopez gaveupthreehitsinsixinnings, CameronMaybinhomeredand MiamibeatTampaBay. AtlantaatWashington,ppd. SanDiegoatPhiladelphia,ppd. LATE HoustonatL.A.Angels MinnesotaatKansasCity ClevelandatTexas SanFranciscoatOakland ChicagoWhiteSoxatSeattle L.A.DodgersatMilwaukee PittsburghatCincinnati St.LouisatChicagoCubs,2ndgame ColoradoatArizona,TODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanDiegoPerdomo(R)1-47.551-60-217.06.88 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)12:05p6-74.581- PittsburghKingham(R)4-44.264-52-115.15.28 CincinnatiHarvey(R)1:10p5-54.639-72-016.11.65 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7-52.669-92-117.25.09 WashingtonScherzer(R)1:35p12-52.4114-62-120.04.50 LosAngelesWood(L)5-54.0010-91-018.03.50 MilwaukeeSuter(L)2:10p8-64.399-80-216.05.63 St.LouisMikolas(R)10-32.7913-62-016.03.94 ChicagoQuintana(L)2:20p8-63.9612-62-017.12.60 ColoradoSenzatela(R)3-25.341-11-113.04.15 ArizonaGreinke(R)4:10p10-53.1812-82-018.21.93 SanDiegoRoss(R)5-84.3211-80-313.111.48 PhiladelphiaVelasquez(R)6:05p5-84.397-110-114.01.93AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BaltimoreCashner(R)2-94.565-130-118.13.93 TorontoHapp(L)1:07p10-64.2911-80-312.09.75 BostonSale(L)10-42.2312-83-020.00.45 DetroitHardy(L)1:10p3-23.314-41-015.13.52 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)4-64.549-111-115.14.11 KansasCityKeller(R)2:15p2-43.132-60-215.15.87 ClevelandClevinger(R)7-53.478-111-218.06.00 TexasGallardo(R)3:05p3-18.904-12-117.26.11 HoustonMcCullersJr.(R)10-43.7713-62-118.03.50 LosAngelesHeaney(L)4:07p5-63.877-101-120.13.54 ChicagoLopez(R)4-73.916-131-218.24.82 SeattleGonzales(L)4:10p10-53.4113-63-022.00.82INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiRichards(R)3-54.746-71-014.23.68 TampaBayArcher(R)1:10p3-44.298-70-112.24.26 SanFranciscoCueto(R)3-12.365-21-116.05.63 OaklandManaea(L)4:05p9-63.4212-81-017.03.71 N.Y.MetsdeGrom(R)5-41.688-110-122.01.64 N.Y.YankeesTanaka(R)8:05p7-24.5410-50-015.24.60 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLJuly22 1905: WeldonHenleyofthePhiladelphiaAthletics pitchedano-hitter,defeatingtheSt.LouisBrowns6-0 inthe“rstgameofadoubleheader.Itwasthehighlight ofHenleys4-11season. 1906: BobEwingpitchedtheCincinnatiRedstoa10-3 victoryoverthePhiladelphiaPhillieswithoutasingle assistbyhisteammates. 1923: WashingtonsWalterJohnsonfannedopposing pitcherStanCoveleskiforhis3,000thcareerstrikeout. TheBigTrain,the“rstplayertoreach3,000strikeouts, struckout“veandallowedonerunintheSenators3-1 victoryoverCleveland. 1926: Cincinnatihadfourtriplesinan11-runsecond inning,andtheRedsbeattheBostonBraves13-1.Curt WalkertiedanNLrecordwithtwotriplesintheinning. 1932: PhiladelphiasMickeyCochranehitforthecycle anddroveinfourrunstoleadtheAthleticstoan8-4 winovertheWashingtonSenators.Cochrancetripled inaruninthe“rstinning,hitatwo-runhomerinthe third,doubledinthesixthandhadanRBI-singleto chasestarterGeneralCrowderintheseventhinning. Cochranegroundoutto“rstintheninth. 1962: FloydRobinsonoftheChicagoWhiteSoxhadsix singlesinsixat-batsina7-3victoryovertheBoston RedSox. 1964: PittsburghsWillieStargellhitforthecycle,drove inthreerunsandscoredfourtimesinthePirates13-2 routoftheSt.LouisCardinals.STATISTICALLEADERS A MERICANLEAGUE RBI„ Martinez,Boston,80;Ramirez,Cleveland,71; Haniger,Seattle,67;Encarnacion,Cleveland,66; Machado,LosAngeles,65;Bogaerts,Boston,64;Bregman,Houston,64;KDavis,Oakland,64;Gattis,Houston, 63;2tiedat62. HOMERUNS„ Ramirez, Cleveland,30;Martinez,Boston, 29;Judge,NewYork,26;Lindor,Cleveland,25;Trout, LosAngeles,25;Gallo,Texas,24;Machado,LosAngeles,24;Betts,Boston,23;Stanton,NewYork,23;2tied at22. S TOLENBASES„ Gordon,Seattle,22;Anderson,Chicago,21;Ramirez,Cleveland,20;Betts,Boston,18; Benintendi,Boston,17;Merri“eld,KansasCity,17; Smith,TampaBay,17;RDavis,Cleveland,16;DeShields, T exas,16;2tiedat15. PITCHING„ Severino,NewYork,14-2;Kluber,Cleveland, 12-5;Snell,TampaBay,12-5;Carrasco,Cleveland,11-5; Morton,Houston,11-2;Porcello,Boston,11-4;Price, Boston,11-6;Rodriguez,Boston,11-3;5tiedat10. ERA„ Sale, Boston,2.23;Snell,TampaBay,2.27;Verlander,Houston,2.29;Severino,NewYork,2.31;Bauer, Cleveland,2.44;Cole,Houston,2.53;Skaggs,LosAngeles,2.68;Kluber,Cleveland,2.76;Morton,Houston,2.96; Gonzales,Seattle,3.42. S TRIKEOUTS„ Sale,Boston,188;Bauer,Cleveland,182; Cole,Houston,177;Verlander,Houston,172;Paxton, Seattle,155;Morton,Houston,146;Severino,NewYork, 144;Snell,TampaBay,134;Kluber,Cleveland,132;Berrios,Minnesota,127. NATIONALLEAGUE RBI„ Baez,Chicago,74;Arenado,Colorado,72;Aguilar, Milwaukee,71;Suarez,Cincinnati,71;Story,Colorado,68;Freeman,Atlanta,64;Gennett,Cincinnati,63; Markakis,Atlanta,62;Rizzo,Chicago,62;2tiedat60. HOMERUNS„ Aguilar,Milwaukee,25;Arenado,Colorado,25;Carpenter,St.Louis,24;Harper,Washington, 23;Muncy,LosAngeles,22;Goldschmidt,Arizona,21; Albies,Atlanta,20;Story,Colorado,20;4tiedat19. STOLENBASES„ SMarte,Pittsburgh,25;MTaylor, Washington,24;Inciarte,Atlanta,23;Hamilton,Cincinnati,22;Turner,Washington,22;Baez,Chicago,19;Cain, Milwaukee,18;Peraza,Cincinnati,17;Dyson,Arizona, 16;3tiedat14. PITCHING„ Lester,Chicago,12-3;Nola,Philadelphia, 12-3;Scherzer,Washington,12-5;Godley,Arizona,11-6; Greinke,Arizona,10-5;Mikolas,St.Louis,10-3;10tied at8. ERA„ deGrom,NewYork,1.68;Nola,Philadelphia,2.30; Scherzer,Washington,2.41;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.66; Mikolas,St.Louis,2.79;Freeland,Colorado,3.11;Lester, Chicago,3.14;Greinke,Arizona,3.18;Corbin,Arizona, 3.24;Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.47. STRIKEOUTS„ Scherzer,Washington,182;Corbin,Arizona,149;deGrom,NewYork,149;Nola,Philadelphia, 131;Gray,Colorado,125;Greinke,Arizona,124;Foltynewicz,Atlanta,120;Pivetta,Philadelphia,113;Marquez, Colorado,112;Velasquez,Philadelphia,110.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Toronto8,Baltimore7,10innings Boston1,Detroit0 Cleveland9,Texas8,11innings KansasCity6,Minnesota5 Houston3,L.A.Angels1 Seattle3,ChicagoWhiteSox1 NationalLeague St.Louis18,ChicagoCubs5 Atlanta8,Washington5 Philadelphia11,SanDiego5 Pittsburgh12,Cincinnati1 L.A.Dodgers6,Milwaukee4 Colorado11,Arizona10 Interleague N.Y.Mets7,N.Y.Yankees5 Miami6,TampaBay5 SanFrancisco5,Oakland1 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague BostonatBaltimore,7:05p.m. MinnesotaatToronto,7:07p.m. N.Y.YankeesatTampaBay,7:10p.m. OaklandatTexas,8:05p.m. DetroitatKansasCity,8:15p.m. ChicagoW.SoxatL.A.Angels,10:07p.m. NationalLeague L.A.DodgersatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. AtlantaatMiami,7:10p.m. SanDiegoatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. St.LouisatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ArizonaatChicagoCubs,8:05p.m. WashingtonatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. Interleague PittsburghatCleveland,7:10p.m.FANTASYPLAYSWiththeAll-Starbreakcomplete,fantasybaseballplayersaredigginginand hopingtomakearuntowardachampionshipseason: JAKEBAUERS,OF,TampaBayRays ( leagues): Bauerisbatting.324with “veHRsandnineRBIsinhislasteight games.Hehaspowerandissurprisingly goodatstealingbases.Bauerwillbea regularintheRayslineupfortherest oftheseasonanddependingonyour leaguesrules,hemightgainout“eld eligibilitybyseasonsend. TOPTEN A MERICANLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. BettsBos7930579108.354 AltuveHou10039363130.331 JMartinezBos9335772116.325 SeguraSea9137567121.323 MDuffyTB803123399.317 MMachadoBal9636548115.315 RosarioMin9438165118.310 GurrielHou793174398.309 SimmonsLAA8732746101.309 TroutLAA9833971104.307 NATIONALLEAGUE PlayerGABRHPct. GennettCin9335560115.324 MarkakisAtl9537555121.323 AlmoraChC892834890.318 ArenadoCol9134866110.316 FFreemanAtl9536760116.316 SuarezCin803025095.315 RealmutoMia702784787.313 KempLAD933014393.309 DickersonPit8733042101.306 WinkerCin862703581.300 ThroughJuly15


The Sun / Sunday, July 22, 2018 SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUEAll Times EDT North Division W L Pct. GB Dunedin (Blue Jays) 21 9 .700 „ Clearwater (Phillies) 17 12 .586 3 Lakeland (Tigers) 15 12 .556 4 Daytona (Reds) 16 14 .533 5 Tampa (Yankees) 14 15 .483 6 Florida (Braves) 14 16 .467 7 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 16 13 .552 „ Fort Myers (Twins) 15 14 .517 1 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 13 16 .448 3 Jupiter (Marlins) 11 17 .393 4 St. Lucie (Mets) 11 17 .393 4 Bradenton (Pirates) 11 19 .367 5 Saturdays GamesSt. Lucie at Palm Beach, cancelled Lakeland at Fort Myers, 6 p.m. Jupiter at Charlotte, cancelled Clearwater 2, Florida 1 Dunedin 4, Tampa 3 Daytona 9, Bradenton 1 Saturdays game between the Charlotte Stone Crabs and the Jupiter Hammerheads has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up.Sundays GamesNo games scheduledMondays GamesDunedin at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Fort Myers at Jupiter, 6:30 p.m. Clearwater at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at Tampa, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Florida, 6:31 p.m. Palm Beach at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -144 St. Louis +134 at Cincinnati -118 Pittsburgh +108 at Washington -220 Atlanta +200 at Phila. (1st) Off San Diego Off at Phila. (2nd) -153 San Diego +143 Los Angeles -138 at Milwaukee +128 at Arizona -172 Colorado +160American LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Seattle -215 Chicago +195 at Toronto -195 Baltimore +180 Boston -335 at Detroit +305 Minnesota -135 at Kansas City +125 Cleveland -161 at Texas +151 Houston -130 at Los Angeles +120InterleagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Tampa Bay -172 Miami +160 at Oakland -138 San Francisco +128 at N.Y. Yankees -164 N.Y. Mets +154 Updated Odds Available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX „ Activated 3B Rafael Devers from the 10-day DL. Optioned LHP Bobby Poyner to Pawtucket (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Reinstated OF Avisal Garca from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Announced LHP Ryan Merritt cleared waivers and assigned him outright to Columbus (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Eduardo Paredes to Salt Lake. Reinstated RHP Nick Tropeano from the 10-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES „ Recalled and optioned RHP Domingo Acevedo from and to Trenton (EL). TEXAS RANGERS „ Activated LHP Alex Claudio from the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Austin BibensDirkx from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned RHP Ricardo Rodrguez to Round Rock.National LeagueCHICAGO CUBS „ Added RHP Jesse Chavez to the roster. Placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Dillon Maples from Iowa (PCL). Optioned RHP James Norwood to Iowa. Added RHP Luke Farrell as the 26th man. CINCINNATI REDS „ Placed INF Alex Blandino on the 10-day DL. Recalled INF-OF Brandon Dixon from Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES „ Selected the contract of INF Garrett Hampson from Albuquerque (PCL). Placed INF DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day DL. Designated INF Daniel Castro for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Reinstated OF-1B Ryan Braun from the 10-day DL. Optioned C Jacob Nottingham to Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS „ Traded RHP Jeurys Familia to Oakland for INF William Toffey, RHP Bobby Wahl and international bonus pool money. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed RHP Carlos Martinez on the 10-day DL, retroactive to July 20. Activated RHP Miles Mikolas from the paternity list. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). Added RHP Luke Weaver as the 26th man. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Optioned INF Ryder Jones to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated INF Brandon Belt from the paternity list.American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed RHP Trevor Simms. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS „ Released LHP Kellen Croce and RHP Jose Nivar.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS „ Released RHP Ryan Leach and INF Steve Nysiztor. QUEBEC CAPITALES „ Signed LHP JP Stevenson.Frontier LeagueEVANSVILLE OTTERS „ Signed RHP Keaton Conner. Released RHP Chris Amato. RIVER CITY RASCALS „ Released RHP David Flattery. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS „ Signed catcher Darrell Miller, Jr. Released RHP Will Stillman. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS „ Released OF D.J. Oliver.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationATLANTA HAWKS „ Waived G Antonius Cleveland, LOS ANGELES LAKERS „ Signed F Johnathan Williams.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueMINNESOTA WILD „ Agreed to terms with D Matt Dumba on a “ ve-year contract.GOLFHOLE-IN-ONEPaul Suffredini had a hole-in-one Thursday at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. Suffredini used a 6-iron on the 167-yard par 3 to ace the third hole. ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUBBRITISH OPEN Saturdays leaders at Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Carnoustie, Scotland Purse: $10.5 million. Yardage: 7,402; Par: 71 (36-35) (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundJordan Spieth 72-67-65„204 -9 Xander Schauffele 71-66-67„204 -9 Kevin Kisner 66-70-68„204 -9 Kevin Chappell 70-69-67„206 -7 Francesco Molinari 70-72-65„207 -6 Tiger Woods 71-71-66„208 -5 Webb Simpson 70-71-67„208 -5 Alex Noren 70-71-67„208 -5 Matt Kuchar 70-68-70„208 -5 Rory McIlroy 69-69-70„208 -5 Tommy Fleetwood 72-65-71„208 -5 Zach Johnson 69-67-72„208 -5 Justin Rose 72-73-64„209 -4 Austin Cook 72-70-67„209 -4 Adam Scott 71-70-68„209 -4 Charley Hoffman 71-70-68„209 -4 Tony Finau 67-71-71„209 -4 Zander Lombard 67-71-71„209 -4 Erik van Rooyen 67-71-71„209 -4 Yusaku Miyazato 71-74-65„210 -3 Chris Wood 70-74-66„210 -3 Byeong Hun An 73-71-66„210 -3 Haotong Li 71-72-67„210 -3 Kyle Stanley 72-69-69„210 -3 Ryan Moore 68-73-69„210 -3 Danny Willett 69-71-70„210 -3 Thorbjorn Olesen 70-70-70„210 -3 Satoshi Kodaira 72-71-68„211 -2 Sean Crocker 71-71-69„211 -2 Louis Oosthuizen 72-70-69„211 -2 Shaun Norris 74-68-69„211 -2 Lucas Herbert 73-69-69„211 -2 Michael Kim 73-69-69„211 -2 Patrick Cantlay 70-71-70„211 -2 Eddie Pepperell 71-70-70„211 -2 Pat Perez 69-68-74„211 -2 Bernhard Langer 73-71-68„212 -1 Phil Mickelson 73-69-70„212 -1 Rickie Fowler 70-69-73„212 -1 Patrick Reed 75-70-68„213 E Ross Fisher 75-70-68„213 E Jason Dufner 75-70-68„213 E Tom Lewis 75-70-68„213 E Marc Leishman 72-72-69„213 E Lee Westwood 72-72-69„213 E Julian Suri 74-69-70„213 E Thomas Pieters 70-73-70„213 E Stewart Cink 72-70-71„213 E Sung Kang 69-72-72„213 E Brandon Stone 68-72-73„213 E Adam Hadwin 73-70-71„214 +1 Yuta Ikeda 70-73-71„214 +1 Marcus Kinhult 74-69-71„214 +1 Jason Day 71-71-72„214 +1 Matthew Southgate 69-72-73„214 +1 Rhys Enoch 74-71-70„215 +2 a-Sam Locke 72-73-70„215 +2 Masahiro Kawamura 77-67-71„215 +2 Shubhankar Sharma 73-71-71„215 +2 Gary Woodland 71-72-72„215 +2 Gavin Green 72-73-71„216 +3 Ryan Fox 74-71-71„216 +3 Henrik Stenson 70-75-71„216 +3 Paul Casey 73-71-72„216 +3 Brett Rumford 74-70-72„216 +3 Kevin Na 70-73-73„216 +3 Cameron Davis 71-72-73„216 +3 Brooks Koepka 72-69-75„216 +3 Tyrrell Hatton 74-71-72„217 +4 Paul Dunne 71-73-73„217 +4 Cameron Smith 73-71-73„217 +4 Brendan Steele 68-76-73„217 +4 Luke List 70-70-77„217 +4 Keegan Bradley 74-71-73„218 +5 Bryson DeChambeau 75-70-73„218 +5 Si Woo Kim 71-72-75„218 +5 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 74-71-74„219 +6 Rafa Cabrera Bello 74-70-76„220 +7 Beau Hossler 73-70-77„220 +7BRITISH OPENFINAL-ROUND TEE TIMESAt Carnoustie Golf Links, Carnoustie, Scotland All times Eastern (a-amateur)Today3 a.m. „ Beau Hossler 3:10 a.m. „ Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Rafael Cabrera-Bello 3:20 a.m. „ Si Woo Kim, Bryson DeChambeau 3:30 a.m. „ Keegan Bradley, Luke List 3:40 a.m. „ Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith 3:50 a.m. „ Paul Dunne, Tyrrell Hatton 4 a.m. „ Brooks Koepka, Cameron Davis 4:10 a.m. „ Kevin Na, Brett Rumford 4:20 a.m. „ Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson 4:30 a.m. „ Ryan Fox, Gavin Green 4:45 a.m. „ Gary Woodland, Shubhankar Sharma 4:55 a.m. „ Masahiro Kawamura, a-Sam Locke 5:05 a.m. „ Rhys Enoch, Matthew Southgate 5:15 a.m. „ Jason Day, Marcus Kinhult 5:25 a.m. „ Yuta Ikeda, Adam Hadwin 5:35 a.m. „ Brandon Stone, Sung Kang 5:45 a.m. „ Stewart Cink, Thomas Pieters 5:55 a.m. „ Julian Suri, Lee Westwood 6:05 a.m. „ Marc Leishman, Tom Lewis 6:15 a.m. „ Jason Dufner, Ross Fisher 6:30 a.m. „ Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler 6:40 a.m. „ Eddie Pepperell, Phil Mickelson 6:50 a.m. „ Bernhard Langer, Pat Perez 7 a.m. „ Patrick Cantlay, Michael Kim 7:10 a.m. „ Lucas Herbert, Shaun Norris 7:20 a.m. „ Louis Oosthuizen, Sean Crocker 7:30 a.m. „ Satoshi Kodaira, Thorbjorn Olesen 7:40 a.m. „ Danny Willett, Ryan Moore 7:50 a.m. „ Kyle Stanley, Haotong Li 8 a.m. „ Byeong-Hun An, Chris Wood 8:15 a.m. „ Yusaku Miyazato, Erik Van Rooyen 8:25 a.m. „ Tony Finau, Zander Lombard 8:35 a.m. „ Charley Hoffman, Adam Scott 8:45 a.m. „ Austin Cook, Justin Rose 8:55 a.m. „ Zach Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood 9:05 a.m. „ Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar 9:15 a.m. „ Alex Noren, Webb Simpson 9:25 a.m. „ Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari 9:35 a.m. „ Kevin Chappell, Kevin Kisner 9:45 a.m. „ Xander Schauffele, Jordan SpiethPGA TOURBARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, Ky. Purse: $3.5 million; Yardage: 7,328; Par: 72Third RoundRobert Streb 67-68-63„198 Hunter Mahan 66-68-64„198 Tom Lovelady 66-67-65„198 Troy Merritt 62-67-69„198 Sam Ryder 68-68-63„199 Blayne Barber 71-65-63„199 Billy Horschel 65-66-68„199 Richy Werenski 66-66-68„200 Cameron Percy 67-64-69„200 J.T. Poston 69-66-66„201 Zac Blair 69-67-66„202 Davis Love III 68-68-66„202 Xinjun Zhang 70-65-67„202 Andres Romero 65-67-70„202 Brian Stuard 68-70-65„203 David Lingmerth 67-69-67„203 Brian Gay 67-68-68„203 Steve Wheatcroft 68-67-68„203 Josh Teater 68-66-69„203 Jonathan Byrd 66-72-66„204 Nick Taylor 67-71-66„204 John VanDerLaan 67-70-67„204 Danny Lee 69-68-67„204 D.A. Points 69-69-66„204 Conrad Shindler 72-64-69„205 Joel Dahmen 65-72-68„205 J.J. Henry 69-67-69„205 Ricky Barnes 67-69-69„205 Johnson Wagner 69-66-70„205 Robert Garrigus 70-69-66„205 William McGirt 68-72-65„205 Ben Silverman 67-70-69„206 Scott Brown 68-70-68„206 Heath Slocum 71-67-68„206 Mackenzie Hughes 68-70-68„206 John Peterson 67-71-68„206 Fabin Gmez 70-69-67„206 D.J. Trahan 67-68-71„206 Charlie Wi 68-66-72„206 Shawn Stefani 66-68-72„206 Chris Wilson 71-66-70„207 Sebastin Muoz 67-70-70„207 Billy Hurley III 71-67-69„207 Stephan Jaeger 70-67-70„207 John Oda 69-69-69„207 Michael Thompson 67-69-71„207 Brian Davis 71-68-68„207 Chris Kirk 71-68-68„207 Tyler Duncan 66-72-70„208 Seamus Power 70-68-70„208 Peter Malnati 69-68-71„208 Martin Piller 66-72-70„208 Rob Oppenheim 71-67-70„208 Jonathan Randolph 67-69-72„208 Matt Atkins 66-69-73„208 Cooper Musselman 70-69-69„208 Kyle Thompson 68-69-72„209 John Rollins 69-70-70„209 Dicky Pride 72-68-69„209 Parker McLachlin 69-68-73„210 Whee Kim 71-67-72„210 Lanto Grif“ n 67-71-72„210 Daniel Summerhays 72-67-71„210 Will Cannon 69-71-70„210 Neal Lancaster 69-69-73„211 Nicholas Lindheim 67-72-72„211 Chip McDaniel 74-66-71„211 Shaun Micheel 70-68-75„213 Michael Bradley 69-70-74„213 Olin Browne 70-70-73„213 Jay Don Blake 70-70-73„213 Ethan Tracy 70-70-73„213 Jason Bohn 68-70-76„214Failed to Make the CutSkip Kendall 73-68„141 John Merrick 70-71„141 Matt Every 70-71„141 James Hahn 71-70„141 Cameron Tringale 72-69„141 Frank Adams III 70-71„141 Domenico Geminiani 74-67„141 Roberto Daz 69-72„141 Tim Wilkinson 69-72„141 Aaron Baddeley 68-73„141 Spencer Levin 73-68„141 Duffy Waldorf 69-72„141 Kevin Foley 72-69„141 Andrew Yun 73-68„141 Cody Gribble 71-71„142 Tyson Alexander 71-71„142 Grover Justice 72-70„142 Harris English 70-72„142 Brendon de Jonge 68-74„142 Corey Conners 73-70„143 Tyrone Van Aswegen 72-71„143 Wesley Bryan 69-74„143 Chad Campbell 74-70„144 Robert Allenby 73-71„144 Ar j un Atwal 76-68„144 Martin Flores 73-71„144 Tommy Gainey 73-71„144 Adam Schenk 69-75„144 Stuart Appleby 73-71„144 Brendon Todd 71-74„145 Greg Kraft 72-73„145 Charlie Beljan 70-75„145 David Hearn 75-70„145 Derek Fathauer 70-75„145 Dru Love 70-75„145 Cameron Beckman 70-75„145 Ken Duke 74-72„146 Mark Wilson 75-71„146 Tim Herron 71-75„146 Ryan Wenzler 70-76„146 Marc Turnesa 70-77„147 Ted Purdy 75-72„147 Peter Lonard 72-75„147 Daniel Chopra 75-73„148 Chris Smith 73-75„148 Frank Lickliter II 78-71„149 Brittany Lincicome 78-71„149 Brett Wetterich 75-74„149 Steven Bowditch 78-74„152 John Huston 74-78„152 Jonathan Kaye 76-76„152 WEB.COM TOURPINNACLE BANK CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at The Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Neb. Purse: $600,000; Yardage: 7,581; Par: 71Third RoundDawie van der Walt 66-66-69„201 David Skinns 68-66-69„203 Sungjae Im 65-67-71„203 Sean Kelly 73-67-64„204 Chad Ramey 70-68-66„204 Brian Richey 68-68-68„204 Sam Burns 69-66-69„204 Kramer Hickok 67-66-71„204 Conner Godsey 72-69-64„205 Joseph Bramlett 69-69-67„205 Wade Bin“ eld 69-67-69„205 Adam Svensson 69-68-68„205 Erik Barnes 68-66-71„205 Brock Mackenzie 69-64-72„205 Dan McCarthy 70-70-66„206 Chase Wright 67-72-67„206 Nick Rousey 71-70-66„207 Jack Maguire 70-70-67„207 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-69-67„207 Mark Anguiano 69-71-67„207 Bio Kim 73-67-67„207 Vince Covello 73-67-67„207 John Chin 68-71-68„207 Roberto Castro 71-68-68„207 Wes Roach 68-71-68„207 Jim Herman 69-68-70„207 Jonathan Hodge 69-68-70„207 Scott Pinckney 67-69-71„207 Curtis Thompson 67-68-72„207 Brandon Matthews 68-66-73„207 Ben Taylor 69-72-67„208 Sebastian Cappelen 73-68-67„208 Grant Leaver 72-68-68„208 Mark Anderson 71-69-68„208 Mark Baldwin 69-70-69„208 Doug Letson 70-69-69„208 Mark Hubbard 69-69-70„208 Rico Hoey 69-69-70„208 Fernando Mechereffe 70-67-71„208 Mike Van Sickle 68-69-71„208 Roger Sloan 69-67-72„208 J.T. Grif“ n 72-68-69„209 Jordan Russell 74-66-69„209 Adam Long 69-70-70„209 Roland Thatcher 67-72-70„209 Justin Hicks 67-72-70„209 Armando Favela 69-70-70„209 Jared Wolfe 68-70-71„209 Bo Hoag 70-67-72„209 Derek Ernst 66-70-73„209 Adam Webb 69-67-73„209 Kyle Reifers 69-72-69„210 Alex Prugh 71-70-69„210 Chris Thompson 70-71-69„210 Scott Gutschewski 71-69-70„210 Trevor Cone 70-70-70„210 Donald Constable 72-67-71„210 Max McGreevy 71-70-70„211 Steven Alker 69-72-70„211 Kyle Jones 72-68-71„211 Brandon Crick 71-69-71„211 Henrik Norlander 70-69-72„211 Jim Knous 70-68-73„211 Brad Hop“ nger 73-68-71„212 Stuart Macdonald 74-67-71„212 Vince India 70-70-72„212 Chris Baker 72-68-72„212 William Kropp 66-75-72„213 Gerardo Ruiz 71-70-72„213 Matt Ryan 71-70-72„213 Luke Guthrie 71-69-73„213 Christian Brand 68-71-74„213 Andre Metzger 66-72-75„213 Carlos Sainz Jr 67-70-77„214 Casey Wittenberg 71-70-74„215 Kevin Lucas 70-70-75„215 Andres Gonzales 68-73-75„216 Hank Lebioda 67-71-78„216 Ray Beau“ ls 71-69-77„217 Michael Buttacavoli 69-71-78„218U.S. JUNIOR AMATEURSaturday at Baltusrol Golf Club, Spring“ eld, N.J. Upper Course: 7,280 yards, Par: 71Championship (36 holes)Michael Thorbjornsen, Wellesley, Mass., def. Akshay Bhatia, Wake Forest, N.C., 1 up.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPFOXWOODS RESORT CASINO 301 LINEUPAfter Friday qualifying, race today, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.06 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 133.591 mph. 2. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.502. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.431. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.361. 5. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 132.720. 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 132.715. 7. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 132.674. 8. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 132.618. 9. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 132.581. 10. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 132.462. 11. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 132.383. 12. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 132.190. 13. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 132.586. 14. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 132.554. 15. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 132.402. 16. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 132.379. 17. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 132.259. 18. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 132.200. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 132.094. 20. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 132.039. 21. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 131.925. 22. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 131.738. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 131.447. 24. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 131.238. 25. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 131.247. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 130.954. 27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 130.860. 28. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 130.783. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 130.568. 30. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 130.532. 31. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 130.483. 32. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 129.213. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 129.151. 34. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 129.134. 35. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 127.577. 36. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 127.555. 37. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 124.556.NASCAR XFINITYLAKES REGION 200Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (2) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200 laps, 0 rating, 53 points. 2. (1) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 0, 0. 3. (3) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200, 0, 51. 4. (5) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 47. 5. (14) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 35. 6. (8) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200, 0, 43. 7. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 33. 8. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 35. 9. (4) Cole Custer, Ford, 200, 0, 32. 10. (11) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 0. 11. (6) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 42. 12. (24) Ryan Reed, Ford, 200, 0, 25. 13. (13) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 24. 14. (16) Kaz Grala, Ford, 200, 0, 23. 15. (17) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 24. 16. (19) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 21. 17. (15) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200, 0, 24. 18. (18) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 200, 0, 19. 19. (12) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 0. 20. (25) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 199, 0, 17. 21. (34) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 16. 22. (22) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 15. 23. ( 21) Alex Labbe Chevrolet 198 0 14. 24. (29) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 198, 0, 13. 25. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 12. 26. (20) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 196, 0, 11. 27. (35) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 10. 28. (27) David Starr, Chevrolet, 195, 0, 9. 29. (37) Bayley Currey, Toyota, 190, 0, 0. 30. (40) Angela Ruch, Chevrolet, 188, 0, 7. 31. (39) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 182, 0, 6. 32. (28) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, accident, 176, 0, 5. 33. (30) Donald Theetge, Chevrolet, 172, 0, 4. 34. (33) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, ignition, 165, 0, 3. 35. (26) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, engine, 130, 0, 2. 36. (23) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 113, 0, 1. 37. (38) Carl Long, Dodge, brakes, 62, 0, 1. 38. (32) Timmy Hill, Toyota, vibration, 57, 0, 1. 39. (36) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 32, 0, 1. 40. (31) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 22, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 99.607 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 7 minutes, 27 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.416 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 33 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: B.Keselowski 0; C.Bell 1-48; R.Preece 49; B.Keselowski 50-53; R.Preece 54-57; B.Keselowski 58-83; R.Preece 84; B.Keselowski 85-93; E.Sadler 94-119; C.Bell 120-145; B.Keselowski 146-163; D.Hemric 164166; B.Keselowski 167-181; C.Bell 182-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Bell, 3 times for 90 laps; B.Keselowski, 6 times for 67 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 25 laps; R.Preece, 3 times for 3 laps; D.Hemric, 1 time for 2 laps. Wins: C.Bell, 3; J.Allgaier, 2; B.Keselowski, 2; A.Dillon, 1; R.Preece, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 654; 2. D.Hemric, 650; 3. E.Sadler, 643; 4. C.Custer, 637; 5. J.Allgaier, 602; 6. T.Reddick, 553; 7. B.Jones, 543; 8. R.Truex, 503; 9. M.Tifft, 493; 10. A.Cindric, 452.FORMULA ONEGERMAN GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter qualifying Saturday, race today, at Hockenheim Ring, Hockenheim, Germany Lap length: 2.82 milesThird Session1. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:11.212. 2. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes GP, 1:11.416. 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:11.547. 4. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull, 1:11.822. 5. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas F1, 1:12.200. 6. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas F1, 1:12.544. 7. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:12.560. 8. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:12.692. 9. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:12.717. 10. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India, 1:12.774. Eliminated after second session 11. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren, 1:13.657. 12. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams, 1:13.702. 13. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber-Ferrari, 1:13.736. 14. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes GP, No Time. 15. x-Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull, No Time. Eliminated after “ rst session 16. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India, 1:13.720. 17. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:13.749. 18. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso, 1:14.045. 19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams, 1:14.206. 20. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren, 1:14.401. x-Will start from the back of the grid due to multiple replacement power unit elements.NHRA MELLO YELLOW DRAG RACINGMILE HIGH NATIONALS QUALIFYINGFriday night at Bandimere Speedway, Morrison, Colo. Qualifying continued Saturday for todays “ nal eliminations. Top Fuel1. Leah Pritchett, 3.806 seconds, 317.19 mph. 2. Steve Torrence, 3.813, 325.45. 3. Clay Millican, 3.814, 326.71. 4. Mike Salinas, 3.865, 272.12. 5. Scott Palmer, 3.907, 280.66. 6. Blake Alexander, 3.912, 300.60. 7. Brittany Force, 3.964, 254.42. 8. Tony Schumacher, 4.036, 299.40. 9. Antron Brown, 4.081, 248.07. 10. Greg Carrillo, 4.239, 287.47. 11. Jim Maroney, 4.295, 261.88. 12. Terry Totten, 4.449, 216.13. 13. Doug Kalitta, 4.706, 173.65. 14. Richie Crampton, 4.739, 167.09. 15. Terry McMillen, 9.166, 80.24.Funny Car1. Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.966, 322.73. 2. Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.986, 321.58. 3. John Force, Camaro, 4.007, 322.27. 4. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.007, 320.81. 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.031, 305.29. 6. Shawn Langdon, Toyota Camry, 4.048, 315.34. 7. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.083, 305.01. 8. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.140, 299.40. 9. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 4.197, 302.08. 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.217, 294.56. 11. Jeff Diehl, Camry, 4.287, 272.50. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 4.457, 195.85. 13. Todd Simpson, Charger, 4.462, 270.81. 14. Terry Haddock, Toyota Solara, 4.583, 240.38. 15. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.933, 161.48. 16. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.952, 161.27. Not Quali“ ed: 17. Jim Campbell, 6.431, 88.11.Pro Stock1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Camaro, 6.933, 197.19. 2. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.935, 197.68. 3. Alex Laughlin, Camaro, 6.937, 196.90. 4. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.940, 198.12. 5. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.942, 197.57. 6. Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.950, 196.96. 7. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.959, 196.62. 8. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.962, 197.16. 9. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.965, 196.96. 10. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.965, 196.85. 11. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.971, 196.93. 12. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.983, 196.82. 13. Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.987, 196.99. 14. Will Hatcher, Dodge Dart, 7.167, 191.40. 15. Joey Grose, Camaro, 10.066, 94.07.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.132, 186.56. 2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.146, 188.04. 3. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 7.155, 188.23. 4. Matt Smith, Victory, 7.158, 185.54. 5. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.207, 185.77. 6. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 7.220, 182.43. 7. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 7.230, 184.95. 8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.234, 185.61. 9. Angie Smith, Buell, 7.243, 181.69. 10. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 7.253, 185.46. 11. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 7.259, 183.05. 12. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.266, 182.45. 13. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 7.288, 182.45. 14. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.309, 183.57. 15. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.393, 178.92. 16. Cory Reed, Buell, 7.417, 182.23. Not Quali“ ed: 17. Kelly Clontz, 7.555, 180.69.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAAtlanta United FC 13 4 5 44 46 25 New York City FC 12 4 4 40 40 24 New York 12 5 2 38 39 19 Columbus 8 7 6 30 24 25 New England 7 7 7 28 33 32 Montreal 9 12 0 27 26 35 Philadelphia 7 10 3 24 26 33 Chicago 6 11 5 23 34 43 Orlando City 7 11 1 22 27 42 Toronto FC 5 11 4 19 32 39 D.C. United 3 8 5 14 27 33WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GAFC Dallas 11 3 5 38 31 22 Los Angeles FC 10 4 5 35 41 28 Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 37 27 LA Galaxy 9 7 4 31 37 31 Portland 8 3 6 30 26 22 Real Salt Lake 9 9 2 29 29 37 Houston 7 6 5 26 36 26 Vancouver 7 9 5 26 30 42 Minnesota United 8 11 1 25 28 39 Seattle 5 9 5 20 18 23 Colorado 4 11 4 16 22 32 San Jose 2 11 6 12 29 393 points for victory, 1 point for tieJuly 18Minnesota United 2, New England 1Saturdays GamesAtlanta United FC 3, D.C. United 1 Seattle 2 Vancouver 0 Los Angeles Galaxy 3, Philadelphia 1 New York 2, New England 0 Toronto FC 2, Chicago 1 Orlando City at Columbus, late FC Dallas at Houston, late Colorado at Real Salt Lake, late Montreal at Portland, lateTodays GameLos Angeles FC at Minnesota United, 7 p.m.Wednesdays GamesNew York at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Seattle at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Thursdays GamesNew York City FC at Orlando City, 8 p.m. L.A. Galaxy at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, July 28Chicago at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Columbus at New York Red Bulls, 7 p.m. Atlanta United FC at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m. Minnesota United at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Real Salt Lake at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, July 29New York City FC at Seattle, 5 p.m. Orlando City at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9:30 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern (Home teams listed “ rst) QUARTERFINALS July 18Philadelphia Union (MLS) 1, Orlando City (MLS) 0 Chicago Fire (MLS) 4, Louisville City (USL) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 4, Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2 Los Angeles (MLS) 3, Portland Timbers (MLS) 2NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 14 1 4 46 41 14 Seattle 8 4 6 30 20 15 Portland 8 5 5 29 29 22 Orlando 8 6 5 29 27 26 Chicago 7 4 7 28 26 22 Utah 5 6 7 22 14 18 Houston 5 7 5 20 21 28 Washington 2 11 4 10 11 24 Sky Blue FC 0 13 3 3 12 32 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameNorth Carolina 0, Utah 0, tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 1, Orlando 1, tie Portland 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Houston at Washington, ppd.Saturday, July 28Sky Blue FC at Chicago, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 5Portland at North Carolina, 6 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 9 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ vs. Brazil at East Rutherford, N.J. (tentative) Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London (tentative) Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (tentative)PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBAtlanta 14 9 .609 „ Washington 14 10 .583 Connecticut 12 12 .500 2 Chicago 8 16 .333 6 New York 7 17 .292 7 Indiana 3 21 .125 11WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT GBSeattle 18 6 .750 „ Phoenix 15 9 .625 3 Dallas 14 10 .583 4 Los Angeles 14 10 .583 4 Minnesota 13 10 .565 4 Las Vegas 11 13 .458 7Fridays GamesSeattle 78, Connecticut 65 Chicago 114, Dallas 99 Indiana 78, Los Angeles 76Saturdays GamesWashington 95, New York 78 Minnesota at Phoenix, lateTodays GamesSeattle at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Connecticut at Dallas, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Indiana at Las Vegas, 6 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduled CYCLINGTOUR DE FRANCE14TH STAGESaturday at Mende, France A 117-mile leg from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux to Mende: 1. Omar Fraile, Spain, Astana Pro Team, 4:41:57. 2. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors, :06 behind. 3. Jasper Stuyven, Belgium, Trek-Segafredo, same time. 4. Peter Sagan, Slovaki, Bora-Hansgrohe, :12. 5. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing Team, :17. 6. Simon Geschke, Germany, Team Sunweb, :19. 7. Nicolas Edet, France, Co“ dis, Solutions Credits, same time. 8. Lilian Calmejane, France, Direct Energie, :23. 9. Daryl Impey, South Africa, MitcheltonScott, :30. 10. Thomas De Gendt, Belgium, Lotto Soudal, :37. 11. Pierre Rolland, France, EF Education FirstDrapac, :51. 12. Daniel Martinez, Colombia, EF Education First-Drapac, 1:06. 13. Anthony Perez, France, Co“ dis, Solutions Credits, 1:18. 14. Gorka Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain-Merida, 1:26. 15. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Quick-Step Floors, 1:46. 16. Thomas Degand, Belgium, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, same time. 17. Stefan Kng, Switzerland, BMC Racing Team, 2:07. 18. Andrey Amador, Costa Rica, Movistar Team, same time. 19. Tom-Jelte Slagter, Netherlands, Dimension Data, 2:25. 20. Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium, BMC Racing Team, same time.Also29. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 18:01. 30. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky, 18:09. 31. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Team Sunweb, same time. 32. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, same time. 33. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar Team, 18:19. 34. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 18:23. 36. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, same time. 40. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 18:38. 50. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 19:52. 41. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar Team, 18:38. 74. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 22:13. 78. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, same time. 94. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 23:15. 133. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 24:33. 143. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 25:22.Overall Standings (After 14 stages)1. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky, 58:10:44. 2. Chris Froome Britain Sk y, 1:39. 3. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 1:50. 4. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia, LottoNL-Jumbo, 2:38. 5. Romain Bardet, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 3:21. 6. Mikel Landa, Spain, Movistar, 3:42. 7. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNLJumbo, 3:57. 8. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 4:23. 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana, 6:14. 10. Dan Martin, Ireland, UAE Team Emirates, 6:54. 11. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 9:36. 12. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 9:53. 13. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha Alpecin, 10:01. 14. Mikel Nieve, Spain, Mitchelton-Scott, 16:22. 15. Pierre Latour, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 17:28. 16. Guillaume Martin, France, Wanty-Groupe Gobert, 19:55. 17. Damiano Caruso, Italy, BMC Racing Team, 21:26. 18. Tanel Kangert, Estonia, Astana Pro Team, 21:36. 19. Egan Bernal, Colombia, Team Sky, 23:44. 20. Warren Barguil, France, Fortuneo-Samsic, 25:45.Also38. Tejay van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 57:30. 69. Chad Haga, United States, Sunweb, 1:30:57. 85. Ian Boswell, United States, Katusha Alpecin, 1:41:15. 133. Taylor Phinney, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:09:43. 151. Lawson Craddock, United States, EF Education First-Drapac, 2:43:49.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 (35.5-22.1) (BMC Racing; Greg Van Avermaet, Belgium)July 10 „ Stage 4: La Baule„Sarzeau, ” at (195-121.2) (Gaviria; Van Avermaet)July 11 „ Stage 5: Lorient„Quimper, hilly (204.5-127.1) (Sagan; Van Avermaet)July 12 „ Stage 6: Brest„Mur de Bretagne Guerledan, hilly (181-112.5) (Dan Martin, Ireland; Van Avermaet)July 13 „ Stage 7: Fougeres„Chartres, ” at (231-143.5) (Dylan Groenewegen, Netherlands; Van Avermaet)July 14 „ Stage 8: Dreux„Amiens Metropole, ” at (181-112.5) (Groenewegen; Van Avermaet)July 15 „ Stage 9: Arras Citadelle„Roubaix, hilly (156.5-97.2) (John Degenkolb, Germany; Van Avermaet)July 16 „ Rest Day: AnnecyJuly 17 „ Stage 10: Annecy„Le GrandBornand, high mountain (158.5-98.5) (Julian Alaphilippe, France; Van Avermaet)July 18 „ Stage 11: Albertville„La Rosiere Espace San Bernardo, high mountain (108.567.4) (Geraint Thomas, Britain; Thomas)July 19 „ Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice les Arcs„Alpe dHuez, high mountain (175.5109.1) (Thomas; Thomas)Friday „ Stage 13: Bourg dOisans„Valence, ” at (169.5-105.3) (Sagan; Thomas)Saturday „ Stage 14: Saint-Paul-TroisChateaux„Mende, hilly (188-116.8) (Omar Fraile, Spain; Thomas)Today „ Stage 15: Millau„Carcassonne, hilly (181.5-112.8)Monday „ Rest Day: CarcassonneTuesday „ Stage 16: Carcassonne„Bagneresde-Luchon, mountain (218-135.5)Wednesday „ Stage 17: Bagneres-deLuchon„Saint-Lary-Soulan, high mountain (65-40.4)Thursday „ Stage 18: Trie-sur-Baise„Pau, ” at (171-106.3)July 27 „ Stage 19: Lourdes„Laruns, high mountain (200.5-124.6)July 28 „ Stage 20: Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle„ Espelette, individual time trial (31-19.3)July 29 „ Stage 21: Houilles„Paris ChampsElysees, ” at (116-72.1)Total „ 3,351 kilometers, 2082 milesTENNISATP WORLD TOURDELL TECHNOLOGIES HALL OF FAME OPENSaturday at The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, R.I. Purse: $557,050 (WT250); Surface: Grass-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsRamkumar Ramanathan, India, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 7-5. Steve Johnson (3), United States, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-3, 6-3.Mens Doubles ChampionshipJonathan Erlich, Israel, and Artem Sitak, New Zealand, def. Marcelo Arevalo, El Salvador, and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (4), Mexico, 6-1, 6-2.PLAVA LAGUNA CROATIA OPENSaturday at ATP Stadion Goran Ivanisevic, Umag, Croatia Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsGuido Pella, Argentina, def. Robin Haase (6), Netherlands, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. Marco Trungelliti, Argentina, def. Marco Cecchinato (3), Italy, 6-2, 6-1.Mens Doubles ChampionshipRobin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop, Netherlands, def. Roman Jebavy and Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4.SKISTAR SWEDISH OPENSaturday at Bastad Tennis Stadium, Bastad, Sweden Purse: $585,700 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsFabio Fognini (3), Italy, def. Fernando Verdasco (5), Spain, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. Richard Gasquest (4), France, def. Henri Laaksonen, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-3.Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsSimone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Philipp Oswald (1), Austria, 6-3, 4-6, 10-4.WTA TOURLADIES CHAMPIONSHIPS GSTAADSaturday at Roy Emerson Arena, Gstaad, Switzerland Purse: $226,750 (WT250); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsMandy Minella, Luxembourg, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. Alize Cornet (1), France, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 7-6 (5), 1-0 retired.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAlexa Guarachi, Chile, and Desirae K rawczyk, United States, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spain, 1-6, 6-2, 10-5. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, and Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia, and Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan,3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8.BRD BUCHAREST OPEN Satudday at Arenele BNR Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania Purse: $226,750 (Intl.); Surface: Clay-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsPetra Martic (4), Croatia, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu (2), Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Anastasija Sevastova (1), Latvia, def. Polona Hercog (8), Slovenia, 6-1, 0-0 retired.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsIrina-Camelia Begu and Andreea Mitu, Romania, def. Jacqueline Cristian and ElenaGabriela Ruse, Romania, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6. Danka Kovinic, Montenegro, and Maryna Zanevska, Belgium, def. Mihaela Buzarnescu and Raluca Olaru ( 1) Romania 6-4 6-1.


Page 6 SP Sunday, July 22, 2018 / The SunBy DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. „ When Elena Delle Donne gets going early, it makes the Washington Mystics offense flow so much better. The All-Star captain had 15 of her 30 points in the opening period to help Washington beat the New York Liberty 95-78 on Saturday. It definitely helps the spread the floor better when Im hitting shots,Ž said Delle Donne, who also had 10 rebounds. She hit all six of her shots in the opening period, including three 3-pointers „ most of them just swishing through the net. The Mystics won for only the second time in their past six games and sit in a three-way tie for fourth in the league. Every game matter so much,Ž Delle Donne said. Its going to be a sprint to the finish.Ž Washington (14-10) led by eight at the half, and Delle Donne and Kristi Toliver combined for 20 points of the teams 32 points in the third quarter to extend the advantage to 75-53. Toliver finished with 19 points and eight assists. New York (7-17) tried to get back in the game behind rookie Kia Nurse, who had eight straight points during one stretch to get the Liberty within 11. But thats as close as they could come. Excellent effort in the fourth quarter by all who came in,Ž Liberty coach Katie Smith said. . Maybe we can bottle that up and get four quarters of that.Ž New York is all but assured of missing the playoffs this season after making the postseason the past three years. Its going to be rough to try to get in,Ž Smith said. But I think for us, its going out every night and being proud of what we did that night and proud of how we played, proud of our effort. Its tough to win in this league anyways.Ž Tina Charles scored 22 points, including her 3,000th in New York. Sugar Rodgers added 16 for the Liberty.Swatting away the record bookKiah Stokes tied the franchise record for career blocks, equaling the mark of 155 set by Sue Wicks of 155.Training roomMystics: Natasha Cloud is still out with a concussion. Coach Mike Thibault hopes to have her back soon. Liberty: Epiphanny Prince (left eye) and Shavonte Zellous (right ankle) missed the game because of injuries they suffered in a loss to Atlanta. Up nextMystics: Visit Connecticut on Tuesday in their last game before the All-Star break. Liberty: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday in their last game before the AllStar break.WNBA: MYSTICS 95, LIBERTY 78Delle Donne scores 30 as Mystics beat LibertyBy ALEX ESPINOZAAssociated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Ellia Green walked out of a medical room in the bowels of AT&T Park and looked up at a TV screen on the wall. She couldnt have liked what she saw. While her teammates placed their hands on their heads in disbelief, France was celebrating on the field after stunning Australia 19-12 to reach its first Rugby World Cup Sevens final. Green, an Olympic champion, scored Australias second try but then received a hard tackle and was escorted off for a head injury assessment. Australia led 12-0 at the time. Congratulations to the French team,Ž Australia coach John Manenti said. They had to fight back from a halftime deficit. To bring (Green) off, shes an impact player. She plays another minute or two, scores a try, or chases someone down, things are different.Ž France replacement Anne Cecile Ciofani found some breathing room on the left side and scampered in with the match-winning try on the final play to complete the comeback. Theres too much emotion I can tell you,Ž Ciofani said. Its so wonderful. Its just magic. We won against a great team. I cant explain it. Too amazing.Ž France will face defending champion and heavy favorite New Zealand in the final later Saturday. The Black Ferns repelled a stiff semifinals test from the host Americans in a 26-21 victory. They didnt make it safe until Sarah Goss set up Portia Woodman for their fourth try and 26-14 with a minute to go. New Zealand won all four meetings with France this season on the world series. But Woodman said: Theyre going to be unpredictable.ŽRUGBYFrance upset Australia to face New Zealand in RWC 7s womens “ nal Associated PressGSTAAD, Switzerland „ Mandy Minella has a chance at becoming the third mother to win a WTA singles title in the last 12 months after reaching the Ladies Championships Gstaad final on Saturday. Minella, of Luxembourg, overcame 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to reach her first career final at 32. She will meet topseeded Alize Cornet of France, who beat Eugenie Bouchard 7-6 (5), 1-0 when the Canadian retired with a right thigh injury in their semifinal. I was congratulating her after each of her matches,Ž Cornet said of Minella. Being a mom, its not easy its such a comeback.Ž Minella gave birth to a daughter in October. The other mothers to win in the past year were Kateryna Bondarenko in Tashkent last year, and Tatjana Maria at Mallorca last month. Cornet will be going for her sixth WTA singles title, but first in more than two years. She was broken by Bouchard early but broke straight back. Cornet saved four set points in the seventh game, and Bouchard saved three in the 10th. Cornet prevailed in a tight tiebreaker by being the first to win two points in a row. Bouchard then couldnt play on in her first semifinal in 18 months. If she had won the first set, maybe she would have kept going. She was playing amazing,Ž Cornet said. Im glad to be in the final ... and I hope I can get to the trophy.ŽTENNIS: WTAMinella reaches “ rst WTA “ nal 9 months after babyBy JEROME PUGMIREAssociated PressHOCKENHEIM, Germany „ Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the German Grand Prix while Lewis Hamiltons hopes took another blow on Saturday. Already trailing Vettel by eight points in the title race, Hamilton starts Sundays race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure. A huge roar went up from German fans at the Hockenheimring as their local favorite „ Vettel grew up near the track „ moved to the top of the leaderboard with seconds left in qualifying. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had only just beaten Vettels leading time when Vettel produced a stunning lap to move back in front by about 0.2 seconds. To do it here, just minutes from where I was born and grew up, it means a lot,Ž Vettel said. Im confident for tomorrow.Ž Vettel has won the German GP only once „ five years ago when it was held at the Nuerburgring „ but never at Hockeneim. His 55th career pole position felt even sweeter. Todays one of my best. I have a mixed relationship with this track. For some reason it has never come together,Ž Vettel said. The car was really a pleasure to drive. Some days you can feel you have something in your hands. Thats the feeling I had.Ž Ferraris good day was completed with Kimi Raikkonen third fastest, ahead of Red Bulls Max Verstappen. Earlier, German fans cheered for a different reason when Hamiltons Mercedes suddenly stalled on track in the first part of qualifying, known as Q1. It happened shortly after Hamilton slid off the track, went through some rough grass, and jumped a kerb „ momentarily airborne „ before coming back onto the track. It was the hydraulics ... the power steering failed,Ž Hamilton said. I was carrying a lot of speed and I couldnt really slow down.Ž The British driver desperately tried to push his car back to the pits so he could continue qualifying, but even with the help of track officials he realized it was a futile effort. Moments later, Hamilton was slumped over his car, head down for several moments. It was a shame to see him go out, and I mean it,Ž said Vettel, who is aiming for his fifth win this season and 52nd overall. Hamilton is one win away from matching F1 great Michael Schumachers record of four German GP wins, but he will need an exceptional drive „ and probably a little good fortune „ to achieve that. After a huge downpour drenched the track for final practice earlier Saturday, led by Monaco driver Charles Leclerc, the Hockenheimring dried out somewhat by the time qualifying started. After veering off track, a worried Hamilton complained over his team radio that his gears would not change. Within moments, fans had the rare sight of a four-time F1 champion „ who has just signed a whopping new two-year contract „ pushing his own car. After giving up, Hamilton ripped his driving gloves off in frustration as he walked away. He jumped onto the back of a scooter, taking him to the paddock area. With cameras fixed firmly on him, Hamilton walked slowly before standing completely still for several seconds, his helmet still on, seemingly unable to comprehend his misfortune. It is the latest reliability issue to blight the oncedominant Mercedes team after Hamilton and Bottas were forced to retire from the Austrian GP three weeks ago. There have also been communication errors and strategy mistakes. Hamilton faces another slog through the field after being bumped off the track by Raikkonen early in the British GP two weeks ago. In that race, he clawed back from last to finish second. Although Hamilton is way down, he still needs to watch his back on Sunday. Daniel Ricciardo, who has won two races, starts from last place because of an engine penalty. He incurred it because Red Bull made changes to the hybrid system, the energy store and the electronics unit for a combined total of 20 grid positions. Drivers can use two of each specific engine part during the season before penalties, but this is the third time he is using each individual element. Hamilton and Ricciardo carving through the midfield, possibly dueling with each other, promises to be an exciting spectacle.AUTO RACING: F1Vettel takes pole for German GP; Hamilton down in 14th AP PHOTOFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, center, celebrates after setting a pole position with second placed Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland, left, and third placed Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland during the qualifying session at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany, Saturday. By DAN GELSTONAssociated PressLOUDON, N.H. „ Christopher Bell has cracked the Cup supremacy in Xfinity. The 23-year-old Bell held off hard-charging 2012 Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race. Bell pulled off the towering achievement of winning two straight Xfinity races against former champs from NASCARs top-tier series who moonlight on Saturdays. Bell topped 2015 Cup champion Kyle Busch to win last weeks race at Kentucky Speedway and he followed up Saturday in the No. 20 Toyota by keeping Keselowski at bay down the stretch for his third win this season. You hope to race those guys at one point, so Im thankful that I get the opportunity here in the Xfinity Series to race with them and proud that Im able to compete with them, let alone beat them,Ž Bell said. Keselowski had won the pole Saturday but was dropped to the rear of the field because he was late to the mandatory drivers meeting. It proved to be nothing more than a mild inconvenience for Keselowski in the No. 22 Ford. He stormed past the second-tier regulars and had his fourth straight Xfinity win in sight. Bell, who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing, had the fresh tires that Keselowski needed and that was enough to ring in a victory lane celebration. Bell gave his checkered flag to a young fan in the stands. I hope it means a lot more to that kid than it is to me,Ž he said. You know, we get trophies, we get all sorts of trophies, so hopefully it means a lot to that kid.Ž JGR fields cars for Busch and Bell, one reason its continued to have success in Xfinity. Theyve won before me, theyre going to win after me,Ž Bell said. Its my job to make sure they win with me.Ž Ryan Preece, John Hunter Nemechek and Matt Tift completed the top five to complete a solid showing for the Xfinity regulars. You see all this crap going around the Internet that Cup guys shouldnt be allowed in Xfinity,Ž Bell said. Why?Ž Because Xfinity is supposed to be the series where the stars of NASCARs future are discovered. Instead, they spent this season looking up at Cup regulars Busch, Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon as race winners. But Bell said he wanted them in Xfinity so he could race against the best drivers in NASCAR.AUTO RACING: NASCARBell tops New Hampshire “ eldAP PHOTOChristopher Bell celebrates his win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.


BUSINESS / CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATESECTION D Sunday, July 22, 2018 BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTSEU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practicesBRUSSELS (AP) „ The European Union has “ned Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the companys Android mobile operating system to install Google apps. The EU says that has reduced choice for consumers. Wednesdays ruling caps three years of investigation and means Google will have to change its ways. The company has appealed the decision.Auto industry cries foul as Trump moves toward car tariffsWASHINGTON „ Having started a trade war with China and enraged U.S. allies with steel tariffs, President Donald Trump is primed for his next “ght. He is targeting a product at the heart of the American experience: cars. His latest plan is to slap tariffs on imported autos and auto parts „ a move he says would aid American workers but that could in”ate car prices, make U.S. manufacturers less competitive and draw retaliation from other nations.Frustrated US lawmakers threaten action on Trumps tariffsWASHINGTON „ Congress is losing patience with the Trump administrations reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes. A key Republican senator has threatened legislation to curb President Donald Trumps trade actions and others joined him on Wednesday in promising a complementary bill. Meanwhile, lawmakers are using congressional hearings to put the spotlight on the economic fallout for local farmers and businesses. The prospects for any votes on trade legislation before the August recess are dim.Fed says trade war downturn could pose challengesWASHINGTON „ Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the central bank has tools it could employ to cushion the adverse effects a trade war might have on the economy. But he says the effort coud be complicated if higher tariffs made in”ation worse.AmEx 2Q profits rise, but there are worry spots on lendingNEW YORK „ American Express said its second-quarter pro“t rose 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate. But it had to set aside more money to cover potential bad loans, and saw its delinquency rate rise noticeably. Its a potential sign that some of American Express customers „ typically the most creditworthy in the industry „ are struggling to pay their bills.Regulators seek end to stricter oversight of Zions BancorpWASHINGTON „ A panel of federal regulators is proposing lifting the strict government oversight imposed on Zions Bancorp, a big regional bank that received a taxpayer-funded bailout during the 2008 “nancial crisis. The unanimous decision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council announced Wednesday is the latest example of a push, under the Trump administration, to relieve regulatory restrictions that were put into place after the “nancial meltdown in hopes of averting another crisis.Tesla Model 3 buyers lose patience and maybe tax creditsDETROIT „ For many on the list to buy Teslas lower-priced electric car, the wait for Tesla to produce enough to satisfy demand isnt a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. While CEO Elon Musks company uses a tent to create more factory space and crank out more Model 3s, many on the waiting list worry about the looming phaseout of the $7,500 credit on Tesla vehicles. If it goes away, the car could cost too much, forcing them to cancel orders.US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry balksDENVER „ The Trump administration is easing rules for handling Its one of the most common questions “nancial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? Americans have a cozy relationship with debt „ student loans, credit cards and car loans are commonplace. The Federal Reserve said that consumer borrowing rose $24.5 billion in May alone to hit almost $3.9 trillion. And that doesnt include mortgage or real estate-secured debt, like home equity lines. Add rising interest rates to that mix and youve got quite the budget burden. Debt can help advance your life, for example by paying for an education to get a job or buying a car to get to work. But paying it back also uses up money that could be set aside for emergencies, retirement or other expenses. Research shows most Americans are ill-prepared to face a minor “nancial hiccup, let alone the cost of retirement. So how do you meet these competing demands? We talked to a few “nancial experts for their tips.AssessFirst, take a good look at what youre up against. How much debt do you have and Pay down debt or save money? How to allocate your cashBy SARAH SKIDMORE SELLTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this March 5, 2012 le photo, consumer credit cards are posed in North Andover, Mass. Pay down debt or save money? How to allocate your cash It?s one of the most common questions nancial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? We talked to a few nancial experts for their tips on meeting these competing demands.CASH | 5 NEW YORK „ This may be the best time in history to be an investor. Never has it been so cheap to put money into the market, and its about to get even cheaper following Vanguards recent decision to end online commissions for most ETFs. Financial advice is easier to get, particularly for people with smaller account sizes. And advances in technology mean investors can keep tabs on their accounts simply by pulling their phones from their pockets. That increasing ease plus the strengthening job market are helping to coax more Americans into the stock market. Slightly more than half of all U.S. families own stocks in some way, the highest rate since 2007, when the Great Recession was beginning. And stocks, with their long history of providing better long-term returns than bonds and other investments, are one of the most powerful tools to help peoples savings grow. The only downside in all of this is that it didnt happen sooner. Because while it may be a good time Best time to be an investor? Yes. Best time to invest? Meh.By STAN CHOETHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this May 3, 2017, le photo, specialist Anthony Rinaldi works on the oor of the New York Stock Exchange. Never has it been so cheap to put money into the market, and its about to get even cheaper following Vanguards recent decision to end online commissions for most ETFs.INVEST | 5 NEW YORK „ The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then Plan B came along „ his son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect. Goodman, now 54, is focusing on building his Alta Mere franchise in Oklahoma City rather than getting it ready for sale. Hes also mentoring his son, although Chandler wont graduate from college for another two years. I make sure hes involved in every aspect of this business moving forward,Ž Greg Goodman says. I let him in on everything and every decision I make.Ž As small business owners contemplate retirement, many are thrilled to have the chance to teach their children or other relatives how to run their companies. Theres plenty of opportunity for that to happen „ the government estimates that nearly a “fth of U.S. companies are family owned. At some businesses, especially those that have been in a family for generations, children start learning some of the basics while on vacation from school. But owners looking to pass a company to their children or other younger relatives “nd themselves doing much more intensive training, including their heirs apparent in key decisions and entrusting them with major projects. The savviest owners learn some things themselves „ they listen to and embrace the different ideas and perspectives their children bring. Sometimes members of the next generation already have a business background and need to adapt what they know to the speci“cs of the family company. Alison Tocci, 61, has been working with her nephew, Bryan Sawyer, so hell be ready to take over the family Bull Run restaurant when she retires. Sawyer left his job at an accounting “rm in 2010 to help Tocci turn around the then-struggling restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts, that she had recently bought from a relative. Bull Run, founded in 1946 by Toccis father, has quadrupled its revenue since she took it over, and she wants Sawyer to keep it on its trajectory. So while he takes part in day-to-day operations and weekly meetings, Tocci stresses to him that informal and offthe-cuff meetings with employees, other restaurateurs, consultants and others can help with innovation. The most important lesson to transfer to the third Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparentBy JOYCE M. ROSENBERGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this July 10, 2018, photo, Greg Goodman, right, assists a customer on the phone while son Chandler Goodman, center, helps a customer at the counter, in their Alta Mere franchise in Oklahoma City. The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then Plan B came along son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect.MENTOR | 5 HIGHLIGHTS | 5


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Each submittal shall in clude one (1) original and (1) exac t copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Pur chasing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, August 13, 2018, at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NO T apply to the award of this ITB The Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y status. This non-discrimination policy in volves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL July 22, 29, 2018 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 PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST HOPE OSBERG PECK A/K/A HOPE O. PECK; and all unknown natural per sons 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 inter est, trustees or any other person 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; A ND 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 AGAINST 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 claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named as the Defen dant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown; A ND 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 o f 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 Government Lot 12 in Section 19, TownNOTICE OFACTION16 s hi p 35 S out h R ange 29 E ast, 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 W est 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 o f said Section 19, for a distance o f 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 dist ance of 348.37 feet to a point on t he South line of Government Lo t 12, said point also being on the North line of said Lot 15; thence South 89 degrees 5227 Wes t along the North line of said Lot 15, a distance of 11.50 feet to a point; t hence 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 o f 17.50 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the South; t hence in a Southwesterly direct ion along the arc of said curve to t he left (said curve having for its elements a radius of 75.00 fee t and a central angle of 44 degrees 5614) for a distance of 58.82 f eet 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 Pla t 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 writ ten 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,, on or before August 30, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in 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 JOIN THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TEAM! Hiring Multiple Construction Site Supervisors. Apply at 159 S. Commerce Ave., Downtown Sebring. 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 Highlands Hammock is seeking 3 people to work PT from Aug. 2018 …June 2019; 29 hrs/wk, $15.67/hr. No benefits. Valid FL drivers license req. 2 for exotic plant removal; 1 for tractor operator/prescribed burn prep. State job applications avail. at Ranger Station. Return by close of business Aug. 3.863-386-6094. ADVERTISE! Class A CDL/Excavator & Loader~Expd; Demo work;Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp. 863-382-1228 Exp., reliable worker to run zero turn mower, line trimmer, blower for Sebring lawn company. 863-385-6768 FT HelpWanted No Weekends!All Positions Available! Apply in person (no calls) Griffins Dry Cleaning, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring Handyman WantedA handyman is needed to work on rental units in Highlands Co., FL. 863-243-9191Call, Text or 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/nicotine screening required. Send Resume to:Donna ScherlacherMulti Media / Production Director 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870 EVENTS COORDINATORThe Highlands News-Sunis searching for an Event Coordinator to join our winning team. This position will work directly with the management staff in coordinating all forms of family events, grand openings & festivals produced by the Highlands News-Sun. Flexible hours are requiredThe Highlands News-Sunand Highlands Sun offers a competitive compensation package. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening is required. Send Resumes to Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director: cliff.yeazel@highlands newssun.com315 U.S. HWY 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870. AdvertiseToday! HARDEE CO. BOCCPUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BŽ CDL) $15.74… $21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52… $18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste HeavyEquipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake & Tanker endorsements) $13.52…$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL "A" CDL Air Brake, Tanker, and Hazardous Materials) $11.72…$16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr. + ben. pkg.Job descriptions at w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. HELPWANTED2001 Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 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 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS 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 GENERAL MAINTENANCE Full-time. Application deadline: 8/5/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF. HELPWANTED2001 HARVE S TER S NEEDED Harvester needs 47 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus 08-15-18 to 05-30-19. The employer is Paul Inc. d/b/a Car Two. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour de pending on work location and piece rate(s) may be offered de pending on crop activity, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour rate. Worksites are located in Hardee, Highlands, and Hendry Counties, Florida. Employer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4th of the hours of the work period. The employer will pro vide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. Housing will be provided for in dividual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting distances, reasonable 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 One Stop Career Center office lo cated at 324 6th Avenue, N., Wauchula, FL 33873 (863)-385 3672 using job listing number FL10722842. FT Truck Driver~Avon ParkHS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi able experience & CDL AŽ current DOT certificate required. $16/hr Must pass background check. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s 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 HELPWANTED2001 REPORTER WANTEDThe Highlands News-Sunis 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. GreatDealsin theClassifieds!


Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 HELPWANTED2001 HARVE S TER S NEEDED Harvester needs 63 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus, blueberries and peaches, 09-01-18 to 05-31-19. The employer is Statewide Harvesting & Hauling, Inc. Workers w ill be paid $11.29 per hour depending on crop activity. Workers may be paid piece rates based on production, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour rate. Worksites are located in DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hil lsborough, Lake, Manatee Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, and St. Lucie Counties, Florida. Em ployer will provide transporta tion to all groves from the designated pick-up location. Em ployer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourl y equivalent of 3/4 of the hours o f the work period. The employer will provide the tools necessar y to perform the described job du ties without charge to th e worker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting distances, reason able transportation and subsis tence expenses will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this job at the Florida One-Stop Career Center office located at 500 E. Lake Howard Drive, Winter Hav en, F L 33881. 863-508-1100 using j ob listing number FL10733644. PROFESSIONAL2010 NEED A NEW CAREER?Personal Lines CSR position in Sebring. Licensed preferred but will train the right person. Health, retirement, and other benefits available. Pay based upon experience & schooling.Fax resume to:863-382-1334 or email: Findthe newYou intheClassifieds! Th e T own o f L a k e Pl ac id i s acc epting applications for the Public Works Department. General Public Works employee is required to work in several capacities from sanitation to maintenance of town roads, parks, and facilities. This position requires a State of Florida issued CDL type A or B driver license with a clean driving record. Staring pay for CDL Licensed employee with clean driving record, agreeable to performing all tasks in the job des cription as needed is $12.40 p er hour for up to four CDL licensed employees. Vacation, sick leave, family death leave benefits. State retirement benef its transferable to or from any o ther job in the Florida State Ret irement system. Interested parties should submit applications and resumes as stated on website. letin/employment.html ALL APPLICATIONS MA Y BE SUBMITTED TO: Town of Lake Placid, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 OR EMAILED TO .The Town of Lake Placid is an Equal Employment OpportunityŽ employer and is a Drug Free Work Environment.Ž 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. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Royal Care of Avon Park is currently seeking qualified Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to join our growing team. We have FT, PT and PRN shifts working 8, 12 or 16 hr. shifts your choice. Must be C.P.R. certified. Excellent Benefits for all FT employees: Medical, Dental, LTD, STD, employer paid life policy of $10,000, PTO, Holiday pay and 401K retirement savings plan. Apply i n personat Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. 863-453-6674.M/F, DFWP. MEDICAL2030 Oaks at Avon SIGN ON BONUS New WagesReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING RNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 Oaks at Avon HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Career Advancement Opportunities All Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly. Highly Competitve Salaries Readers Choice Award Facility Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply OAKS AT AVON Is Hiring CNAs Full/PartTime, all shifts. Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308. Office AssistantSebring Acupuncture & Natural HealthPT: Mon, Wed & FriGo to www.sebring click on Job Application link; Fax completed application to863-978-1824Non-Smoking Office MUSICAL2035 Bethany Baptist Church Avon Park seeks aPiano Player. Call Brenda863-452-1136 Needanew Home? LookintheClassifieds! 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: Journeyman Electrician Wanted~Min. 3 yrs exp. Residentail, Commerical, Govt. rate work. TOP WAGES PAID! Call Amy863-386-0491 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid & Sebring 863-465-9641 SALES2070 Advertising Account ExecutiveHere we GROW Again! Are you looking for a career with $40,000$55,000+ earnings potential? Are you ready for a career where you can make a difference in the community? Are you a people-person that enjoys socializing and networking at community events?The Highlands News-Sun is looking for Advertising Account Executive ready to join a winning team of professionals. Were looking for good people who want an exciting career with a growing media company. Experience is preferred, but were willing to train the right person. We need people who really care about their community and the businesses that make our local economy tick. Our Advertising Account Executives work closely with the local business owners to provide powerful advertising campaigns that deliver results. We Offer :Salary plus CommissionsPaid Time Off (PTO)Health & Dental Insurance401(k)Training Dont miss this opportunity to interview for a career as an Advertising Account Executive at the Highlands News-Sun We are a drug and nicotine free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine testing required.Send your resume to:Highlands News-Sun Attn: Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870 or Email: cliff.yeazel@ SALES2070 How Does Being Your Own Boss Sound to You?? Are You a Closer? Are You a Self-Starter? Are You Aggressive? Are You Personable? Are You Able to Work onYour Own? Do You Have Excellent Customer Service Skills?If you meet all this criteria, the Highlands News-Sun Publisher wants to speak with you! Call Tim Smolarick Today!863-386-5624315 U.S. HWY 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870. CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 P ersona l careg i ver nee d e d ~ live-in position; $15.50/hr, 35 hrs/wk. Rent free! Elec., cable & WiFi incl. No pets. 863-4410304 ask for Scotty (disability speaking, patience needed). 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 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Mugsys Grooming Parlor11a-2p Sat. July 28928 W. Main St., Avon Park Public Invited! Refreshments! 863-266-7895 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 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Church of the RedeemerChristmas In July8a-2p every Sat in Julyat 910 W. Martin Rd., Avon Park Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County Lake Placid~ 8a-1p Sat & Sun at 3052 Oleander Dr. Christmas decor, tools, electronics & misc items. S e b r i ng E state S a l eSat. 7-21 & Sun. 7-22 8am to 3pm2616 Summit Dr., off Ben Eastman, between the Parkway & Lakeview Dr. Washer, dryer, refrigerator, 2 queen bedrooms, rattan furniture, bar stools, dining room, curio, desk, file cabinets, dry sink, reclining couch & loveseat, kitchen, lamps, tables, glassware, area rugs, china, linens, 2 flat screen TVs, occasional chairs, couch, table & chairs, yard too ls, riding mower, ai r compressor, power washer, storage cabinets for garage, ladder, edger, trimmer, drill press & so much more. Pictures on Follow us on Facebook Sale conducted by: Transitions Now LLC HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 Microwave & table $ 75. Martha Stewart table/4 chairs, $50. Gas grill w/tank $35. Wall clocks $10. Large wall pictures $75 each, 863-655-1762. FURNITURE6035 Bedroom Furn ~ C hest, exc. cond. $100; night stand, $50, Queen matt. Perfect Sleeper, nice cond. $50. 863-465-2375 Bi stro ta bl e w i t h 2 stoo l s $150.00, 863-273-2452, call after 7:00 PM Fold Up Work Table, 8  L, 30 Ž W, 29ŽH, $30.00-863-465-2375 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 FURNITURE6035 Q ueen S leepnumber Bed 5000~ Air mattress, boxspring & pump. $200 860-620-0265 Sl e i g h queen b e d d resser, chest, 2 night stands, $500. Sofa, loveseat, recliner. Bad cock. Suede. All kick-outs, $500, 863-655-1762. S o f a B e d & L ove S eat, fl ora l patten, exc. cond., $230 obo 863-414-6698 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, 863 655-1762. ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Dinnerware~ Spodes Jewel Copeland Billingsley Rose China, circa 1936: 72 pc; 12 complete place settings incl. 2-handle consomme bowls. $400. 863-214-3756 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cas t & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 Mantle Clock~ Circa 1874, perfect condition! $250 firm.863-655-5120 GOLFACCESSORIES6125 2 Ti res f or G o lf cart, 85% tread with rims, $55.00 for both, 863-453-4234 G o lf cart b attery c h arger 48 volt, $175.00, 863-453-4234 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 863 655-1762. LAWN & GARDEN6160 G as gr ill w i t h tan k very goo d condition, $40.00, 863-273 2452, call after 7:00 PM. J o h n D eere zero turn mower, 3 years old, $1650, 863-655 1762. L awn T ractor~John Deere Subaru, 14.5 hp, 38Ž cut. $250 f irm. As is. 863-658-2303 O rc hid s $15 up. H awa ii Ph eme ria tree in pot 4 tall, blooming, $75. 4 large cement deer $100, 863-655-1762. TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 A ir C ompressor C ra f tsman, 2 HP, $80.00, 863-453-4234 DOGS6233 White German Shepherd Puppies~ AKC reg., vet cert. Male & female. $950 each.305-527-9762 PET ADOPTION6238 Kittens(2) black, males. 10 wks old. Free to good home.863-465-0558 APPLIANCES6250 Ai r con di t i oner porta bl e Id y li s, 12000 BTU, $190 OBO. 860966-9064, 863-465-9100. Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Kitchen Appliances ~ glass top stove, microwave & dishwasher. Off white. $200 for all.863-658-2303


D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | Sunday, July 22, 2018 APPLIANCES6250 PortableAC/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. Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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 P oo l f ence 4 f t, bl ac k screen, 6 mo old, gave $1300, will tak e $500, 863-655-1762. S torm D oor~ 791/8 x 351/4, 4 mo old, sliding glass cover s screen, hardware incl. Cos t $200, sell $100 863-382-032 9 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! TOYOTA7210 2005 Corolla LE~blue 127,600 mi, very good condition, dealer maintained. $4,000.863-458-0551 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 BOATS-POWERED7330 12 Sears Game Fisher~ 15hp motor, includes trailer. $1,200. 607-333-1260(Lake Placid) Bus i nesses & Se rvi ces 5000 BUSINESS SERVICES 5002 GENERAL SERVICES Find Your Local Business Here!Hire your next Small Business from our Directory! Tell Your Friends, Tell Your Family... Support Your Local Businesses To advertise on this page, mention this ad and call 863-658-0307 Need a Helping Hand? 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Sunday, July 22, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5 toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-“red power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually. Most of the savings come from extending by 18 months the deadline for utilities to close ash dumps that dont meet water protection standards.US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jumpNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks “nish with modest gains as transportation companies including railroads and airlines rose following strong earnings reports. Banks also climbed. CSX, United Continental and W.W. Grainger all jumped. Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway rose sharply after it loosened its rules on stock repurchases. Household goods and technology companies slipped. The Associated PressHIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1 at what interest rates? How much savings do you have? Other questions to consider, according to SoFi certi“ed “nancial planner Alison Norris, include: are you only making minimum payments? Are your “nances a source of stress in your life? Then look at your budget knowing how much money you have to work with will help you “gure out what is feasible moving forward, said Charlie Bolognino, a certi“ed “nancial planner in Bentonville, Arkansas. The budget is the key to unlocking solutions. We hear we are supposed to do all these things with money „ save it, spend it, invest it and get out of debt „ but theres only so much money to go around,Ž said Bolognino.PlanCome up with a strategy you can stick with. A successful plan will address both debt and savings in concert, to make the most of the money you do have. Its not about focusing on one issue then moving on to the next, but rather a matter of determining where your spending priority is, said Bruce McClary of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. A rule of thumb is to allocate 20 percent of your take-home pay to savings and debt payments. How you divvy that up will depend on your priorities. One thing the experts agree on: make emergency savings a top priority. Dont worry about getting several months of savings set aside. Even $500 can provide peace of mind. This allows you to handle lifes unexpected emergencies, like a car repair or lost cell phone, without further running up debt. Tackling your highest interest rate debt needs to be near the top too. The average interest rate on credit cards is around 17 percent and more interest rate hikes are anticipated in the near future, according to McClary. Compare that to the single-digit interest rate you might get from a standard savings account and its an easy decision. Its the best time ever to not carry a balance,Ž he said. Calculate how long it will take to pay off your debt „ knowing that date will remind you theres light at the end of the tunnel. Then think about your lower-interest rate debt like federal student loans. While it may be tempting to turn your back on longer-term savings, dont that is just trading todays “nancial ruin for another down the road. Dont overlook opportunities for workplace retirement savings accounts, particularly if your employer matches your contribution. Failing to give at least the amount up to that level is like leaving money on the table, said Paul Golden of the National Endowment for Financial Education. Some employers may have additional bene“ts to help with saving or paying down student loans. Medical device company Abbott Laboratories recently rolled out a unique program that makes a 5 percent company contribution to the 401(k) of employees who contribute 2 percent of their pay toward their student loans. That helps them reach both “nancial goals of retirement savings and student loan repayment. If you “nd you simply cannot make minimum payments on your debts or have exhausted your “nancial options, reach out for help through a nonpro“t credit counseling organization. Theres a point when you cant go it alone anymore,Ž McClary said.CASHFROM PAGE 1 generation is to not get stuck in the This is the way weve always done it mode,Ž Tocci says. In a successful transition from one generation to the next, a parent treats a child as they would any new hire, says David Lassman, a management professor at Carnegie Mellon Universitys Heinz College. If you bring someone in from the outside, youd say, Heres our business, what are our challenges, where should we go?Ž Lassman says. He also suggests that owners who tend to be domineering in family situations tone that down, or their children wont be able to think for themselves or take risks as business owners. A successful transition can require an owner to let the child make signi“cant changes to the companys business model, even selling off parts of it, says Lauri Union, a professor of entrepreneurship at Babson College. While products, services or whole divisions may go, what does remain is what Union calls the familys entrepreneurial legacy. Union says parents need to, as she puts it, let go.Ž There is a process for letting go „ doing it too quickly can be as bad as doing it too slowly or not at all „ and that process varies from family to family and business to business,Ž she says. Rita Tabatchnick expects her son Jason to be more than her shadow or stand-in as he becomes increasingly involved in the familys soup business, Tabatchnick Fine Foods. She is looking for him to put his own imprint on the business. The new generation comes up with new desires, new foods, new technology, and you have to listen to their ideas,Ž says. Tabatchnick, 63, who plans to retire within the next 10 years. Jason, who began working at the company when he was 13, is on the board and participates in Ritas meetings, key phone calls and negotiations. When the companys Somerset, New Jersey, factory needed extensive renovations last year, Jason evaluated contractors bids. When his mother had surgery recently, he took on some of her responsibilities. He doesnt just do the grunt work,Ž she says. Ultimately, though, owners and their children also need to be prepared for the possibility that the planned handoff might not work out, Union says. Children need to have the room to say, I dont know if this is going to work for me. I may need an off-ramp,Ž Union says. If the son or daughter takes over a company and is unmotivated, it can be hard for the business to survive. Kathleen Kuhn is realistic about the possibility that her son Ryan might decide against taking over her HouseMaster inspection company. Ryan is doing home inspections, getting hands-on experience, and little by little were exposing him to things,Ž says Kuhn, 57. She hopes hell be ready in four or “ve years. But while Ryan approached Kuhn and said he wanted to join the Bridgewater, New Jersey-based business that Kuhns father started 30 years ago, he also thinks about moving out of the area. She would be disappointed if she ultimately must sell the business, but she wants whats best for her son. As a second-generation business owner, I never wanted to force my children to choose this path. They need to want it for themselves,Ž Kuhn says.MENTORFROM PAGE 1 to be an investor, its not necessarily the best time to be investing. After a long run of more than nine years of gains for stocks, more voices along Wall Street are saying the good times could end in the next few years. If theyre right, it will be up to investors not to turn all these newfound advantages and trading tools into implements of destruction. Even though its easier „and less expensive „ than ever to trade, sometimes the best thing to do when markets are falling is nothing. Barry Bannister, head of institutional equity strategy at Stifel, says the bull run that began for the S&P 500 in March 2009 may end by the “rst quarter of 2020. Predicted cause of death: continued interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve. The Fed has already raised rates seven times since 2015 off their record lows, and it says two more increases may be coming this year. Higher rates have historically put the brakes on stocks and other risky investments, and Bannister says the Feds pace means the federal funds rate may cross a key threshold next year. With pro“t margins already high, Bannister says the next decade will likely have weaker returns for stocks than the previous one. I think were looking at a rotating and trading market for 10 years,Ž Bannister said. So the ability to move fast and be ”exible is probably at a premium.Ž Thats good for investors who are able to take advantage of their new trading tools. Funds that cover everything from foreign bonds to low-volatility stocks to global technology companies have all been getting cheaper to own. Improved websites and lower commissions also make ETFs easier to trade. So anyone with the foresight to move from losers to winners can do so quickly and cheaply. But its also important to remember that many investors, for all their con“dence, have a long history of selling and buying at inopportune times. When stocks are soaring, everyones happy to pile into the market on the expectation that more gains are to come. The biggest year for ”ows into stock mutual funds was in 2000, for example, according to the Investment Company Institute. Thats when the stock market hit its peak and the dot-com bubble burst. When stocks are falling, meanwhile, antsy investors sell their holdings. That may help avoid losses, but it creates a tough decision: when to get back into the market? Many investors who dumped stocks during the Great Recession missed out on the big gains that followed. Thats why investors, as a group, have largely fallen short of the returns of the funds they invest in. Consider Fidelitys Contrafund, one of the largest mutual funds by assets. It returned 10.9 percent annually over the 10 years through June 30. But not all of its investors stayed committed to the fund through that stretch. After accounting for dollars coming in and out of the fund, Morningstar says the average investor got an 8.8 percent annual return from the fund. So, the best approach may be to take advantage of all these opportunities in a moment of calm, before markets are falling sharply, to ensure that your portfolio is set up in a way that will leave you comfortable regardless of the markets direction. If you cant stomach the idea of the stocks in your portfolio dropping 10 percent, consider shifting more money into bonds and other less volatile investments. Then, take comfort in knowing that this golden era of investing means you can act INVESTFROM PAGE 1 In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion 2141 Lakeview Drive € Sebring, FL 33870 € THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYNorm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 The Elliott Team Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row ENTER TO WIN A $100 VISA GIFT CARD. 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