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Highlands News-Sun VOL. 99 | NO. 224 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, August 12, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... D1 Classifieds ...................... D2-4 Comics ................ NEWS WIRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To Dale McQuillen Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSun Staff ReportSEBRING … Curious about where the candidates in the primary election stand on issues? The Highlands News-Sun will host and moderate a candidate forum so voters can hear from the candidates and have some questions answered. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 and is set to be held at The Circle Theatre in downtown Sebring. It is important that voters know what the candidates stand for as they head to the polls, or cast their vote by mail. An informed candidate will always make the best decision. What better way than to have the candidates in one place where they have an opportunity to answer questions,Ž said Executive Editor Romona Washington. Questions from the Highlands NewsSun staff will be asked before allowing time for questions from the audience. Index cards will be placed at the back of the room for questions from the audience. As many of those questions Highlands News-Sun hosts candidate forum Wednesday By PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING „ Just a week after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services sent out notices warning people not to pick palmetto berries without a permit, someone did. Pedro M. Perez, 64, of Plant City, reportedly stopped a car at midday Wednesday on Brescia Avenue in Lake Placid and allegedly went on private property to pick the fruit. A Highlands County deputy sheriff reportedly saw Perez carrying a burlap bag loaded with the berries to the back of the car, which was parked on the road. Perezs statements to deputies were redacted from arrest reports. He was charged with harvesting an endangered plant without consent „ a misdemeanor „ and arrested. People were warned on Aug. 1 that harvesting palmetto berries and selling them would now require a permit, even on their own land. Neither the permit nor the application would require a fee, according to a Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce news release at the time, but those who dont get a permit and are caught transporting or selling the berries could get charged with a misdemeanor. The berry, found in abundance in Highlands County, is a popular natural remedy for prostate issues „ one of the reasons people have harvested it, often sneaking onto others properties to get it, according to the news release. However, the berries make up a key part of the diet of the Florida black bear, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, on its web site. While 80 percent of the bears diet is vegetable matter, the rest comprises insects „ wasps, bees, termites and ants „ and 5 percent of it is animal matter, usually scavenged. People harvesting palmetto berries in large numbers could interfere with the bears food source, causing the animals to seek other sources, like residential garbage. The new rules actually went into effect on July 17, two weeks before the notice. Reports did not state whether Perez had received or seen the notice through local media in Plant City. However, local landowners got the message, if not from the Sheriffs Of“ce or local media, from member organizations. Ray Royce, executive director of Highlands County citrus Growers Association, told his members last Monday that the FDACS along with the Endangered Plant Advisory Council had added saw palmetto to the Departments commercially exploited plant list. He advised members to reach out to Highlands County Agricultural Deputy Fred Tagmeier with issues they might be have on their property, including people trespassing to pick the fruit. For further details, contact Tagmeier at the Sheriffs Of“ce, at (863) 402-7200.Palmetto plums picked without permitCounty sees first arrest for illegal harvesting of palmetto berries PEREZ By PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING „ The school resource of“cer at your childs school Monday may not be the same one there by Christmas break. Thats OK, said Scott Dressel, public information of“cer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce. They have the same training as a regular SRO, whether they are “lling in from patrol or administrative positions. Sheriff Paul Blackman has said, even if he has to patrol hallways, hell have deputies at every school. Thats the mandate from the state, but its also Blackmans goal to enhance safety with deputies at all schools and enhance security methods, despite a tight budget year that has him, county commissioners and municipal councils scraping for funds to cover salaries. At the last county budget workshop, the county had agreed to Blackmans $286,525 request for salaries only, while the School Board of Highlands County will pay $70,000 toward the Safe Schools program. This is contingent on Avon Park honoring its pledge for $100,000 and Lake Placid stepping up with $75,000. Sebring Police Department supplies its own SROs to Sebring Middle School, Woodlawn Elementary School, the Kindergarten Learning Center, Heartland Christian Academy and St. Catherines Catholic School. In Sebring, the Sheriffs Of“ce will cover Fred Wild Elementary School, The Academy at Youth Care Lane and Sebring High School, as those schools are in the county. On Wednesday, Dressel said the Sheriffs Of“ce is currently four short of having all the new SRO positions “lled. The Sheriffs Of“ce will go Staff ReportSEBRING „ The Highlands County Fair Association received over 8,100 protest emails from animal rights advocates 48 hours before the now canceled Loomis Bros. Circus shows on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Highlands County Fairgrounds, said the Fair Associations president. Many residents had purchased tickets to the shows, which were abruptly canceled at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, the day before the shows were scheduled to start, according to the Fair Association. Michael Chambers, association president, wrote a letter explaining what had happened and posted it on the Fairs Facebook page. The Highlands County Fair Association received over 8,100 emails in the 48 hours preceding the event, not including several dozen threatening phone calls, letters and other emails from the People of the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and their supporters.Ž It is obvious that they were dissatis“ed with the Circus and the fact that we Fair Association got 8,000 anti-circus emails, head says COURTESY PHOTOThe Loomis Bros. Circus canceled the shows for Aug. 10 and 11 due to threats, stated Media Contact for Loomis Bros. Circus Erik Scott.SROs get ready to goSheriff still hiring, but deputies on campus COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEFrom left: Highlands County Sheri Paul Blackman swears in two new Safe Schools deputies on Tuesday „ Phillip Cloninger and Jam es Spires, who, respectively, worked 20 and 30 years for the Sheri s Oce before retiring. They have come out of retirement to wo rk as school resource ocers on a modied schedule that will mirror the school calendar. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 1. August was named in honor of Augustus Caesar. 2. It has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesars month of July. 3. August is also related to the word auger,Ž a hole digging tool, because farmers dug for next season at this time every year. 4. The traditional birthstone amulets of August are the peridot and the sardonyx. 5. The gladiolus and the poppy are the months traditional flowers. Source: https://popculturemadness.com/ Trivia/August/index. php5 THINGS That Will Make YouSMARTER Staff ReportAVON PARK … Neighborhoods across the county came together last week to meet the law enforcement of“ cers who are patrolling their areas. It was an evening of fun, food and introductions. Sheriff Paul Blackman welcomed the crowd at Redland Christian Migrant Association, thanking the residents for welcoming the COPS ADAPT program into the community. He recalled the May 5 game of tugo-war that took place between his deputies and the neighborhood children. I have some of the biggest deputies in the world, but those kids beat them,Ž he joked. To the audience of about 75, he said, Thank you for allowing us to be part of your community.Ž Undersheriff Mike Brown echoed Blackmans comments, adding that when the law enforcement of“ cers get to know the residents in the community they protect on a personal level, good things will happen. In an environment where residents and law enforcement come together in a relaxed setting, everyone has an opportunity to talk and spend time with each other, said Lt. Tyrone Tyson. National Night Out is held the “ rst Tuesday evening in August. Tyson said this was the “ rst year that the program was brought into the community served by RCMA. Next year we want it to be bigger and better,Ž he said. National Night Out is a community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make safer, more caring places to live. Tyson said the unit hopes COPS ADAPT will be the link to make that happen. Becky Tyson, community liaison for COPS, told the audience that one of the goals of the unit is to create safe neighborhoods and invest time with the children. We want to give the community a person you can turn to, to address any issue that comes up,Ž she said. She said plans include to start a Community Action Committee, which would be an interactive group that would work to solve problems in the community ... issues you feel need to be addressed.Ž Another event planned would be a joint effort between the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ ce and Department of Justice where they would meet with members of the community to try to break through respectably any issues that cause divisiveness. The unit also plans to start a youth leadership program for high school students. Residents who are interested in any of the three planned groups are encourage to contact Becky Tyson at the HCSO. A K-9 demonstration with the HCSO and Avon Park Correctional Institution took place outside, where guests were also served hot dogs and children could get backpacks. Inside, guests were treated to ice cream cones or a root beer ” oat. Sponsors of the event in Avon Park were James Brown Famous Bar-BQue, New Generation/ Daughters of Hadassa, America First A/C & Heat, Dowden Funeral Home, Lakeside Air Conditioning, Ridge Florist, D&B Kettle Corn, Avon Park Correctional Institution, Parke Sutherland Law, JarrettGordon Ford, Castle on Delaney Restaurant and Southside Community Resource Center.Community gathers for National Night Out ROMONA WASHINGTON/STAFFK-9 o cers from Avon Park Correctional Institution and Highlands County Sheri s O ce talked about their dogs and showed how they use their dogs to nd missing children. From left are K-9 Deputy John Garrison, APCI K-9 O cer J. Thompson, Sgt. M. Tomlinson, O cer C. Lillpop, HCSO Major Darrin Hood, APCI Major Cassandra Williams, Deputy Warden J. Baldridge, Deputy Mike Parker, Deputy Steve Worley, Deputy Elder Salvador and Deputy Brittany Whittington. Christopher Gordon Jr., 3, didnt care that all of his rootbeer oat was missing his mouth. 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All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to : Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315, U.S. 27 North, Sebring FL 33870; email editor@newssun.com or call 863-386-5634. 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PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classified Account Executive tracy.weikel@highlandsnewssun.com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 legals@highlandsnewssun.com CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Office Manager 863-385-6155 michael.henry@highlandsnewssun.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to obits@highlandsnewssun.com Email all other announcements to highlandsnewssun@highlandsnewssun.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor Special Sections Editor 863-386-5833 Karen.clogston@highlandsnewssun.com Pallavi Agarwal, Contributing Editor 863-386-5831 pallavi.agarwal@highlandsnewssun.comHIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919highlandsnewssun.com PUBLISHERTim Smolarick 863-386-5624 tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5624 romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 cliff.yeazel@highlandsnewssun.com CIRCULATION Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-386-6155 rob.kearley@highlandsnewssun.com PRODUCTION Donna Scherlacher, MultiMedia/Production Director 863-386-5844 donna.scherlacher@highlandsnewssun.com

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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By JERRY MEISENHEIMERCorrespondentSEBRING „ Monday morning there will be 91 Highlands County school bus drivers, along with 33 bus attendants, hitting the road again. By the end of the 20182019 school year, they will have traveled over a million miles, transporting 8,000 students to and from 20 schools. In addition, they drive all the sports teams to their away games, and take kids on “eld trips. Currently, there are 91 yellow buses on the road, covering 112 different bus routes. Many of the buses are used exclusively for transporting students with special needs. Thanks to last years half-cent sales tax increase, the School Board has been able to replace 18 worn-out buses with new air-conditioned ones that are equipped with seat belts. Being a school bus driver or bus attendant isnt just about taking children to school. A lot of in-service training is required to keep everyone safe. So, prior to the August school bell each year, transportation staff members gather for refresher classes. The training pretty much covers all the potential issues that involves caring for youth. In case of behavioral situations, a course called CPI is taught. It demonstrates how to non-violently diffuse dangerous student confrontations. Performing CPR, bandaging cuts and abrasions, and dealing with children who experience seizures or diabetic problems are covered as well. Procedural matters are explained in detail too. Some of them are: radio protocol, accident reports, behavioral referrals, abuse and neglect reporting, surveys, route sheets, emergency bus evacuations, reporting illegal passing, mechanic problems, crossing railroad tracks, stopping on U.S. 27, and on and on. School bus drivers and attendants follow strict guidelines to ensure their cargo gets to and from school in the safest possible manner. Plus, drivers can sign up to be on call for transporting people to shelters in the event of an impending hurricane. If you would like to be part of the school bus transportation team, just call 863-471-5764. All training is provided, including getting a commercial drivers license and school bus endorsement. Contracted and substitute operator and attendant positions are available.School bus drivers prepare to drive a million miles JERRY MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENTSchool bus drivers and attendants familiarize themselves with the automated wheelchair lift system in one of the new buses during in-service training. Instructor Bob Gilmore, seated, explains to school bus drivers how to safely handle wheelchairs. Later, he demonstrated how to secure the student and his or her wheelchair inside specially designed school buses. By MARC VALEROStaff WriterAVON PARK „ Wawa has been checking on sites to build convenience stores in Highlands County, including at the intersection of Valerie Boulevard and U.S. 27, according to the City of Avon Park. The City of Avon Park has been approached about providing water/ wastewater service to a Wawa at U.S. 27 and Valerie Boulevard, according to the city manager updatesŽ in the agenda for Mondays meeting of the Avon Park City Council. The city has service in that area making it feasible to provide service, the agenda item states. While the City of Avon Park has a utility service, this request in the far southern reaches of its service area, it also has a request to go north with its utilities. The city has met with representatives from Nucor Steel, which is requesting water/wastewater service, according to the council agenda. Staff is investigating options for the preferred route and also considering “nancial options for the construction of the project, the agenda shows. The Nucor project proposes to construct and operate a steel rebar micro mill manufacturing facility in Frostproof on the border of Highlands and Polk counties, according to the company. The location is on a 440-acre parcel containing a historical citrus grove, much of which is currently in operation, according to Nucor. Parbor Lake is located just south of the potential development. The proposed location is closer to Avon Park than Frostproof. From U.S. 27, the Parbor Lake area is accessed from West Sun Pure Road. From U.S. 27 at County Line Road, as the crow ”ies, Parbor Lake is about a half a mile to the east. The rebar products produced at the site would be transported via rail and trucks to the eastern United Sates with a focus in the southest region, especially Florida, for a wide array of construction projects, according to Nucor. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5OBITUARIES Karlene J. EbersbachKarlene (Karla) J. Ebersbach (Mattice) passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice, Sebring, Florida on Aug. 9, 2018. Karla was born in Albany, New York on Sept. 29, 1942 to the late R. Elizabeth (Betty) Mattice (McBride) and John F. Mattice. She was raised in Johnstown, New York and graduated from Johnstown High School and attended State University of New York-Oswego. She was employed as a paraprofessional at Avon Elementary School and retired with 29 years of service in 2005. She deeply cared for the children whose lives she touched. She also served as Den Mother and Brownie Troop Leader and as a volunteer for the Avon Park High School Grenadier Band. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul; sons, Eric (Sheri) of Casselberry, Florida and Stephen of Avon Park, Florida; daughter, Amy of West Palm Beach; and beloved granddaughter, Kirsten Cole (Charlie) of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Kirsten is entering the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina this fall. Karla is also survived by siblings, Jacqueline of Johnstown, New York; John (Linda) of Wells, New York and David (Wendy) also of Johnstown along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and an amazing circle of friends. She was predeceased by her parents, brother, George and sister, June. Karla was an avid reader and proficient cross-stitcher. The homes of family, friends and friends of family are adorned with her artistry. She especially enjoyed cross-stitches for babies and weddings. She also enjoyed shopping for bargains at yard sales and local thrift shops. She was always sharing her finds with family and friends. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 with the service at 11 at Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, Florida. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to the American Cancer Society or Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870. Services entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 111 East Circle Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh. com.Elden Earl PetersElden Earl Peters Earl,Ž 88, of Bonita Springs, formerly of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2018 at this residence. Earl was the son of Erna (Block) and John Peters. He was born on March 16, 1930 in Glencoe, Minnesota. He served his country with honors in the U.S. Army. Earl was a retired mill wright with U.S. Steel. After his retirement, Earl moved to Lake Placid in 1993. Earl was a member of First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid and First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. He was a volunteer with Little Lambs Prison Ministry and Potters House. He enjoyed carving birds from wood and making paper beads. He loved to be with his family and friends. Earl is survived by his loving wife, Patsy, of over 12 years; daughters, Nancy Bernal, Valerie Curran, Susan Breen and Kathlynn Ocana; step-daughters, Robin Ostertag and Wendy Key Buxton; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and brother, Robert Peters. He was preceded in death by sister, Amy; brother, Rob and a grandchild, Jeffery Scott Ocana. A service to celebrate Earls life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid with Rev. Ray Cameron officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to First Presbyterian Church Lake Placid or Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting scottfuneralservices. com. Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, 863-465-4134.LeRoy Clifford BurnsLeRoy Clifford Burns, 91, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Florida. LeRoy was the son of Evadne (Curtius) and Francis FrankŽ Burns and was born on Sept. 5, 1926 in Des Plaines, Illinois. LeRoy served his country with honors during both World War II and the Korean War. After being discharged from the service, LeRoy worked as a blender for the Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery in Peoria, Illinois for over 20 years. In 1980, LeRoy moved from Illinois to Florida, built a new home and became a resident of Lake Placid where he worked as a lift driver for Consolidated „ Tomoko Land Company for over 15 years prior to his retirement. LeRoy was active in the Masonic Lodge both in Lake Placid and Illinois, Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rites Bodies, Shrine and American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid. LeRoy is survived by his sister, Dolores (Burns Mergen) Lee of Peoria, Illinois; his stepson, Jerry (Rosita) Hunt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Lisa, Linda and Jerry; six great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and 20 nephews and nieces. Besides his parents, LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Darfus); his brother, Ralph; and sisters, Grace (Brown) and Ramona (Welle). A graveside service to celebrate LeRoys life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park. Masonic graveside service will be presented by the Placid Lodge 282 F&AM and military honors provided by VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard and U.S. Army Honor Guard. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting scottfuneralservices.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted with the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida. 863-465-4134. COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Mark Palmer Memorial scholarshipAVON PARK „ The Highlands Seminole Club is accepting applications and essays now through Aug. 31 for the Mark Palmer Memorial Scholarship. This award is for students who have been accepted to Florida State University and have graduated from a Highlands County high school. For more information, email Erin at mantarayjeep@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page @highlandsnoles.Highway Park Community Fun DayLAKE PLACID „ The Highway Park Businessmen Association Inc. and The Star Program present the 16th annual Highway Park Community Fun Day from 3-6 p.m. today at 141 Josephine Drive in Lake Placid. School supply distribution, free hair cuts, free food, and music. For information, call Frank Branch, Jr. at 239-771-7044, Selvin McGahee at 863-214-6276 or The Star Center at 863-465-0890.Free essential oils class setLAKE PLACID „ There will be a free essential oils class from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, at the MidFlorida Credit Union activity room, 6 N. Main Ave. (back of the building) in Lake Placid. Light refreshments will be served. One door prize per session. For more information, call Nicole at 540-742-2381 or email imashrout@gmail.com.Mardi Gras dance scheduledSEBRING „ Sebring Village will host their Mardi Gras Dance from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 4343 Schumacher Road in Sebring. Music by Chrissy Harriman. BYOB. Cost is $7. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher tim.smolarick@highlandsnewssun.com Romona Washington Executive Editor romona.washington@highlandsnewssun.com Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director cliff.yeazel@highlandsnewssun.com Rob Kearley Circulation Director rob.kearley@highlandsnewssun.com Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director donna.scherlacher@highlandsnewssun.com SUNOUR VIEW 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 editor@newssun.com. As summer break draws to a close, hundreds of students are preparing to head back to school tomorrow. While sleep schedules are starting to be adjusted, we want to join the Florida Department of Children and Families in encouraging parents to do one more important thing: Be engaged in the attention and time given to children. As parents we need to be vigilant in how we parent young children. It will help promote effective habits and trust within the family dynamic. In todays world, that trust is extremely important. DCF points out that one of the most important daily decisions a parent or caregiver can make for their children is a commitment to building strong and well-functioning family relationships. The more time spent with a child, the more meaningful the relationship can become. That doesnt necessarily mean time spent in the car taking them from one place to the next, or getting home in time to tell them goodnight. It means sometimes making a sacri“ce and spending time watching your child play that ballgame, attending that concert, meeting with the teacher, or even reaching way back in our traditions and sitting down for a meal as a family. Working to build a more meaningful relationship means communicating with one another. Just as we adults appreciate being asked how our day went, so too do our children. Our lives can often be “lled with deadlines and distractions that sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed,Ž said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. However, we are never too busy to close our laptop, put down our phones, and make time for our children. This precious time spent with them not only validates a parents unconditional love and support, but also teaches children important principles they can carry with them throughout their lives.Ž There are a variety of simple and easy tools parents can use to become more purposeful, including these suggestions from DCF: € Engage with your child. Make time to play with them, help with homework, and stimulate their minds. Your presence alone is bene“cial to their development. € Create a safe environment. Talk to your child about strangers, drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, and other in”uencers they may encounter in their lives and how to appropriately react in these situations. € Establish consistency. Children, like many of us, handle change best if it is expected and becomes part of the context of a familiar routine. Structure and routines teach children how to constructively control themselves and their environment. € Create and share traditions. Teach your child about their family history. Have a family dinner night at least once a week so your child will know what to expect on this night. € Provide support. Tell your child how proud you are of him/her. Embrace their uniqueness. Attend school events and extracurricular activities. Teach them trust. € Screen time can be useful to the parent-child dynamic if utilized properly. Talk to your child about the show or movie you are watching to gauge their reactions, opinions, and thoughts, as well as relate the show to real-life lessons for your child to learn. Focused parenting provides the foundation from which children grow. Once school begins, engage in their take-home assignments, and let them know when they have accomplished a task to be proud of. We hope that this school year is a good one for the children, parents, teachers and administrators. Remember, school starts tomorrow.Its time to head back to schoolYOUR VIEWSebring needs a quiet zoneA letter was written to the mayor of Sebring a couple months ago, about creating railroad quiet zones in Sebring. There was no response. The idea came up at a recent County Commission meeting, but nothing recently. When a city or county creates a quiet zone, the trains no longer have to blow their horns, when passing through. There are currently 15 quiet zones in Florida. If the city wants to encourage people to live around The Circle or on the east side of town, a quiet zone would help. It would also help the citizens in those areas, as sometimes trains pass through four times a night.David Molloy SebringGive another choice on ballotI put my stinky, maggot-infested garbage that has been percolating in my steamy garage for a week to the curb, as directed, by sunrise Friday. It fermented all day Friday in the hot sun, continued Friday night and into Saturday morning. I suppose even the bears didnt want anything to do with it. There was no recycle or bulk pick-up either. This service from Waste Management has been less than satisfactory. You folks who got us into this service (weekly pick-up) many of us neither needed nor wanted should be embarrassed by their performance. I suppose its a typical example of our government in action. along with the sales tax increase, “re assessment, the road to nowhereŽ and surely the upcoming ad valorum property tax increase. Nice job, folks! Come November, can we have a place on the ballot forŽ None of the Above?ŽJ. Richard Lensis Avon ParkDNA is not yours aloneI would offer a correction in a statement by a previous writer concerning the ownership of your DNA. It is not yours alone. Just as you have no expectation of privacy outside your home, so do you not have exclusive rights to your DNA. This material is left everywhere you go. Its in your hair, your sweat, your saliva, skin cells and so on. It is left on your toothbrush, your comb, your drinking glasses and eating utensils. Your garbage can is lousy with it. Courts have ruled that discarded garbage is fair game for law enforcement if they want your DNA. Its easier still for a medical facility to collect DNA and they will if they want it badly enough. DNA material has proved invaluable in solving crimes that would have otherwise gone unsolved. We may see the day when DNA samples are taken from newborns as a matter of course and kept in a database. Collection of DNA has more positive qualities than negative as it can also be used in treating medical ailments and diseases which might otherwise puzzle medical professionals. Fighting the collection of your DNA is not the battle you want to “ght. Its no longer yours alone.Warren Pender SebringFacility grades are appreciatedI wish to commend the Highlands News-Sun for publishing Medicares grading of the “ve facilities licensed by Medicare and Medicaid in Highlands County. Your story explains the factors considered in arriving at their ratings. This is just not an opinion by Medicare, but based on the facts of state inspections of these facilities as required by law. All of this information is public knowledge and can be seen by going to their website, Medicare. gov, for a more indepth report. Violations of Medicare regulations weigh heavily in their determining grades. I think any client seeking overall care would want to be aware of this knowledge to make an educated decision. Thank you for providing your readers with this important information.Emily Monroe Sebring Highlands County schools go back in session on Monday, Aug. 13. I want to start off by wishing a fun, safe and successful school year to all students, teachers and staff at all of our schools. While the fun and successful part is mostly up to the students and teachers, there is a lot that you and I can do to help make sure the school year is safe. Please be alert for students and school buses on the roads in the mornings and afternoons. If you are near a school, be on the lookout for students walking to school. Some of them will be walking to their school or bus stop for the “rst time and may not be aware of the best places to cross streets. Even if you dont go near a school, be mindful of students waiting at bus stops. Drivers also need to remember school zones will be active once again. You havent had to slow down in those areas for several months, so pay attention to the signs and lights marking the zones, because “nes are doubled when you get caught speeding in a school zone. Also, be prepared to stop when school buses turn on their ”ashing lights. Remember, it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus unless you are on the other side of a divided highway, such as U.S. 27 or the Sebring Parkway. Main Street in Avon Park and Main Avenue in Lake Placid also fall under this exception. There is no excuse for passing a stopped school bus with its ”ashers activated. If you do, you are putting yourself at risk for a costly ticket, but even more importantly, putting children at risk. Passing a school bus on the left-hand side is a minimum “ne of $165 and four points on your license. Passing a school bus on the right-hand side is a minimum $265 “ne plus the four points. You will also have to go to a driver improvement course. A relatively new law imposes harsh penalties on anyone who passes a stopped school bus and causes injury to a child. The Cameron Mayhew Act took effect on July 1 of last year, and it dictates that anyone who causes an injury while passing a stopped school bus will have to serve 120 hours of community service in a trauma center or a hospital, participation in a driver improvement course or a victims impact panel session, six points on your license, a minimum of a oneyear suspension of your license and a $1,500 “ne. Once the students are on campus, it is our job to keep them safe. We have done a lot of work with the School Board of Highlands County this summer to upgrade our campus safety plans. In addition to holding a large active shooter scenario at the end of last school year, we have developed a new strategy for confronting an active threat on campus. Faculty and staff have already received instruction on the new method, and students will also get presentations once the school year begins. Keep an eye on the School Board Facebook page for their three-part video series on the new campus safety initiatives for this year. As part of the new law passed after the school shooting in south Florida last year, every campus will have a school resource of“cer on duty every school day. Previously, middle and high schools were manned, but now it will be every campus. That means we had to more than double the size of our School Resource unit. These deputies have all had extra training on how to keep their campus safe. Feel free to introduce yourself to them if you see them at the school. Have a great school year, everyone! Paul Blackman is our Highlands County sheriff. Email him at pblackman@highlandssheriff.orgMake this school year safe for all FROM THE SHERIFF Paul Blackman

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 from having eight SROs last school year to 19 this year. Dressel said the program has grown large enough to have its own commander: Lt. Chris Gunter, who will keep his of“ce at the Highlands County School District of“ces. Dressel said several deputies have transferred in from other divisions. Others, recruited from the ranks of retired law enforcement, must wait a year from retirement before they can rejoin the Sheriffs Of“ce „ or any other employer who participates in the Florida Retirement System. By December, when new people can get sworn in, the SRO program will be only one short, Dressel said, but Blackman hopes to have other recruits by then. Weve got it so that, other than one position, we will not have any overtime,Ž Dressel said. He also said all SROs take training to learn the intricacies of the position. They are, essentially, going from being a road patrol deputy to being a beat copŽ on foot. Some notable transfers to the SRO division include Kevin Gentry, brother to the late Deputy William J. Gentry Jr., and Dwayne Council, former Avon Park High School assistant coach who will now patrol that campus. He knows a lot of those kids. Thats exactly where he needs to be,Ž Dressel said of Council. Its going to be good having someone like that in that school. Kids he doesnt know, he probably knows their mom and daddy.Ž Many SROs are parents, Dressel said: Its a double duty for them. They want it to be safe for their kids, too.Ž Right now, there is no prohibition against an SRO serving at the same school as their children, but such situations would not be published, for security reasons. Levels of security have changed, as have protocols, Dressel said. As reported by the Highlands News-Sun on Aug. 2, Deputy Superintendent of Schools Andrew Lethbridge said school administrators wanted less confusion with two security levels rather than three. The two new terms are Controlled CampusŽ and Active Threat Plan.Ž Dressel said protocols for the Active Threat Plan have been updated since the Parkland shooting on Feb. 14. The traditional lockdown approach doesnt really cover it,Ž Dressel said. If kids are outside having (physical education), why take the kids back into the school?Ž If students are already outside, and learn the shooter is on the other side of campus, they can just evacuate. Most shooters, Dressel said, are students who know they can “nd student targets in a classroom. The old Run, Hide and FightŽ mantra doesnt hold, he said. Now its Alert/Avoid, Barricade and Counter,Ž with students and teachers ready to “ght or distract the shooter if he „ or she „ gets through their barricade. Its a lot more involved than locking the door, turning off the lights and being quiet,Ž Dressel said. Its an evolving strategy.Ž Dressel said school lockdowns started in Los Angeles when drive-by gang shootings outside school prompted students to stay inside. That doesnt work with an active threat on campus. Also, he said, the new strategies are not linear. Someone may not get a chance to run and hide before encountering the shooter. They may have to counterŽ to offset the shooter long enough to run away. Dressel said shooters operate on an OODA loop. Its a military strategy protocol that stands for Observe, Orient, Decide and Act.Ž Anything you can do to break up that cycle, (the shooter) has to start over,Ž Dressel said. Dressel said one superintendent out of state suggested arming students with “ve-gallon buckets of river rocks in each classroom. In March, The Washington Post reported the story about David Helsel, superintendent of a school district in northeast Pennsylvania. Helsel called it a last ditchŽ option that is better than nothingŽ or remaining a stationary target. Dressel said Highlands County hasnt gone that route. It will have fully trained law enforcement on campus and upgraded school campus security. That includes more fully functioning cameras on campus, he said, paid for by the half-cent sales tax for school infrastructure.SHERIFFFROM PAGE 1A COURTESY PHOTO/HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Highlands County Sheris deputies meet with, at left, a member of Highlands County Emergency Medical Services and, at right, Richard Bo Birt, nance director for the Highlands County School D istrict. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com were renting our facility to them for their shows, although the threats made it seem that WE were the ones that would potentially break laws,Ž Chambers wrote. Last August the City of Sebring passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of bullhooks, whips or electric shock devices on exotic or wild animals. The ordinance also prohibits using anything that looks like one of these devices. When the Highlands News-Sun contacted Sebring Chief of Police Karl Hoglund about the enforcement of the ordinance, he said that someone would be present at all the shows to make sure the ordinance was enforced. Jamey Binneveld, a volunteer at the Humane Society, attended the Sebring City Council meeting to express her concerns about the animals in the circus at the Aug. 7 meeting. She encouraged the council to strictly enforce the ordinance. She had previously said, There are modern, humane circuses like the Kelly Miller Circus, Circus Italia and Circus Varga that do not use animal shows; they only use willing human performers. We are urging the remaining circuses that use animals to replace their outdated, cruel acts and retire those animals to reputable sanctuaries.Ž Chief Hoglund also attended the Sebring City Council meeting and addressed the Council members. He told the Council the shows would be videotaped. This was in addition to of“cers watching for violations. If a police of“cer did not see a violation of the ordinance, the video tape would be reviewed to ensure that the ordinance was followed, he explained. Media Contact for Loomis Bros. Circus Erik Scott said at the time that the circus had read the Sebring ordinance, and we are going to follow it 100 percent. We are working closely with the Chief of Police, who will be in attendance.Ž The penalty for an uncontested violation of the ordinance is a $300 “ne per infraction. According to Hoglund, if a person violates this ordinance, then his police of“cers would issue the individual a civil infraction. A civil infraction is the same type of penalty people receive for speeding and other traf“c citations. Scott said Thursday that they decided to cancel the performances due to threats and false claims made by animal activists. They are threatening the show and our livelihood.Ž Even though we operated within the laws of Florida and the U.S., its not worth it,Ž Scott said. The Highlands County Fair Association said no laws were broken. In the letter Chambers said: In NO way were any state or local laws broken or city ordinances violated by either Loomis Bros. Circus or the Highlands County Fair Association.Ž Each of us have our own voices to be heard, some are more prominent than others. PETA is a large organization with millions of supporters world-wide. There is no way that a small, non-pro“t organization made up of only a few dozen volunteers would even stand a chance against an organization of that size. Sometimes you have to pick and choose your battles. For us, we chose to support our client in their decision to cancel the event,Ž Chambers added. Send correspondence to melissa.main@highlandsnewssun.com.CIRCUSFROM PAGE 1Aas possible will be asked during the allotted time. Each candidate will be given 3 minutes for introductions and 2 minutes for any “nal remarks at the end of the question/ answer period. Each race will be seated on the stage separately. Those who have con“rmed their participation and the estimated time for them to take the stage are as follows: 5:30 p.m. … Jack Richie, incumbent, and his challenger, Arlene Tuck, for Highlands County Board of County Commission District 4; 6:10 p.m. … Isaac Durrance, challenger, and incumbent Charlene Edwards for School Board of Highlands County District 1; 6:50 p.m. …Alex LundyŽ Lundmark for Governor; 7:10 p.m. …Catherine Price, State Senate, District 26; 7:30 p.m. …State Representative, District 55 challengers Audrey Asciutto and Nicholas Mrozowski will face off against incumbent Cary Pigman; and 8:30 p.m. … Bill Akins and Bill Pollard, candidates for U.S. Representative, District 17. The Highlands NewsSun will also be planning to host a candidate forum prior to Novembers General Election, as well as one in Avon Park for the City Council election, which is also slated for Nov. 6. Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smoarlick said, We are excited to bring these candidates to a public forum. We look forward to an informative session with them. It is important for the for the voters to get a clear understanding for what each ones vision is for the future of our state and our county.ŽFORUMFROM PAGE 1A The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida voters have the right to decide whether all local constitutional of“cers, including sheriffs and tax collectors, should be elected, a Leon County judge ruled. Circuit Judge James Shelfer on Thursday rejected a challenge from Volusia and Broward counties that sought to have what is known as Amendment 10 removed from the Nov. 6 general-election ballot. The challenge argued the ballot language and summary were misleading. The amendment, which was placed on the ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission, would make the “ve constitutional of“ces „ „ sheriff, tax collector, supervisor of elections, clerk of the court and property appraiser „ „ mandatory and require elections for the of“ces in all 67 counties. It would also prohibit charter counties from abolishing or modifying those of“ces. In his ruling, Shelfer said an average Florida voter should easily understandŽ the chief purpose of the amendment. He also rejected an argument from the challengers that the constitutional-of“cer provisions were unfairly sandwiched between feel goodŽ proposals in the ballot measure related to military veterans and counter-terrorism. He acknowledged the amendment was unclear on whether its impact would be prospective or retrospective.Ž But he said that is a question for another case and another day.Ž Shelfer also noted his order was the “rst stop in a journey to the Florida Supreme Court whose decision will determine if the amendment makes it onto the ballot.Ž Volusia, Broward and other charter counties have opposed the amendment, arguing that local voters through the charter process should have the power to decide how constitutional of“ces are structured and whether they should be elected positions. Carolyn Timmann, the Martin County clerk of court who helped craft the amendment while serving on the Constitution Revision Commission, said the ballot measure protects the peoples right to voteŽ for constitutional of“cers. She said she was happy that the people of Florida will have the opportunity to vote on this, along with other measures important to protecting our veterans, families and tax dollars.Ž In addition to the constitutional-of“cer provisions, Amendment 10 would allow the Legislature to begin its annual session in January in even-numbered years. It would create an Of“ce of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism in the Department of Law Enforcement. And it would revise the constitutional authority for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Constitution Revision Commission meets every 20 years and has unique power to place proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. Amendment 10 is one of four ballot measures approved by the commission that are being challenged in court. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9By Special to Highlands News-SunHighlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: U.S. 98 from U.S. 27 to Ashton Road: Crews are cleaning and desilting pipes and culverts along the eastbound and westbound shoulders through Friday, Aug. 31. U.S. 98 westbound turn lane at Haywood Taylor Boulevard: Crews will be repairing asphalt in this area. Crews will be closing the turn lanes intermittently starting Monday through Friday. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway. 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 Southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews are reconstructing 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 US 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing traf“c separators, sidewalks, traf“c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on U.S. 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane ”agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/ overnight hours on U.S. 27 and S.R. 64. The contractor is Concrete Services LLC. Estimated project completion date is spring 2020. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane ”agging operations on SR 64 during the daytime. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. All US 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 US 27 will be closed to traf“c through Sept. 7. The entrance to Locke Street on southbound U.S. 27 will be closed through Sept. 14. South Hart Avenue on eastbound S.R. 64 will be closed to traf“c through Aug. 25. Follow detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. U.S. 27 in front of Home Depot: Crews will be repairing ditch structure that has major erosion issues. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through the end of August. There will be a crane brought in to reset existing structure. U.S. 27 at E Interlake Boulevard/C.R. 621 and US 27 at Dal Hall Boulevard/Tower Street: This project is to construct high-emphasis crosswalks and crosswalk landings, install pedestrian signals, and associated drainage improvements. This week, crews will work on the constructing the sidewalk, pedestrian crossing, and pedestrian signals.Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor. U.S. 17 (Lakeview Drive) between Mellow Lane and Kenilworth Boulevard : Watch for southbound lane closures with traf“c using the center turn lane as crews rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/set new poles. 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. 70 Westbound one-half mile west of C.R. 721: Crews will be repairing asphalt in this area. Crews will be closing the westbound lane intermittently starting Monday through Friday. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway. S.R. 17 from east of Woodlawn Drive to Pasadena Avenue and on Claudia Avenue: Crews will improve drainage along S.R. 17 and Claudia Avenue. Additional improvements include resurfacing the roadway, installing guardrail and pavement markings, and installing curb and gutter. Lane closures on Claudia Avenue will be during nighttime/ overnight hours and a detour will be in place. Please follow posted detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is the end of year 2018. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction Inc. Motorists should expect intermittent single-lane ”agging operations on U.S. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 5. SR 17 from Sebring Parkway to Delaney Road: Crews will be repairing pavement marking issues in this area. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through the end of August. Watch for ”aggers and construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway.County road work advisories issuedBy MARC VALEROStaff WriterSEBRING „ The School Board of Highlands County will hold an unprecedented second special meeting within a week on one topic „ entering into a contract for a health clinic for employees. The clinic proposal that was selected as the top choice from the districts insurance committee was temporarily voted down at last weeks special meeting when there was a split 2-2 vote with the absence of School Board Member Bill Brantley. School Board Chair Jill Compton Twist and School Board Member Donna Howerton voted no,Ž citing “nancial concerns. Compton Twist rescinded her noŽ vote, which tabled the issue until Mondays meeting, so that more information could be compiled on the expected savings from having a free clinic for school board employees. The three-year contract would have the district paying about $600,000 annually to Treasure Coast Medical Associates, which plans to open an urgent care clinic that would serve the public and have a separate entrance for School Board employees and their eligible dependents and retirees. At last weeks meeting, district staff said the money would come from the pool of insurance money already set aside for each employee. Treasure Coast Medical President Mike Adelberg and Senior Director of Sales and Marketing Kelly Adelberg provided detailed information on the clinics staf“ng and services. There would be no copay for School Board employees and eligible dependents and no additional costs for any clinical services. The objective is to reduce insurance claims, and by the third year the district would be saving $3 for every $1 spent on the clinic, they said. 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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Man charged with threatening to lynch NAACP presidentGAINESVILLE (AP) „ A 75-year-old Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to lynch the president of a local NAACP. Ronald Wadford was arrested Thursday on two counts of aggravated stalking as a hate crime. Gainesville Police say he threatened to hang Evelyn Foxx who is the president of the Alachua County NAACP chapter. Police say Wadford called Foxx six times in November 2016, saying he was with the Ku Klux Klan and was going to her house to lynch her. The Ocala Star-Banner reports she left the state to stay with family for weeks and eventually the country because she was afraid to go home. She went to Wadfords “rst appearance in court Friday and says shed like to ask him why and also tell him she loves him even though she said she could see bigotry in his eyes.Men bought 69 hard drives, returned boxes full of Play-DohORLANDO (AP) „ Employees at Target stores across Florida opened 69 newly returned boxes of external hard drives only to “nd the pricy items had been replaced with Play-Doh. Polk County Sheriffs of“cials say Jose Rivera spent about $6,200 buying 69 hard drives from 16 different Targets in several central Florida counties in January. Authorities say Rainer Bentulan then returned the boxes with lumps of childs clay that had a similar weight to the hard drives. The Florida Attorney Generals Of“ce issued warrants charging both men with organized scheme to defraud and conspiracy to commit organized scheme to defraud. Rivera was arrested Friday. Authorities believe Bentulan is also in central Florida. Both have lengthy criminal histories and spent time in state prison.Supreme Court delays execution scheduled for TuesdayTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ The Florida Supreme Court has inde“nitely delayed the execution of a death row inmate who was scheduled to die next week for fatally stabbing a 63-year-old woman. The court ruled unanimously Friday to stay the execution of Jose Antonio Jimenez, which was scheduled for Tuesday. His attorney Martin McClain says the court will consider the lethal injection method of execution and information from North Miami Police case “les on how evidence was obtained. The 54-year old Jimenez was sentenced to death for killing Phyllis Minas in her North Miami apartment in 1992. The state Department of Corrections says there have been 27 executions since Gov. Rick Scott took of“ce in 2011. That is the most of any Florida governor since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.Prosecutors toss conviction of man they say was framedMIAMI (AP) „ Florida prosecutors have thrown out the burglary convictions of Haitian man who served four years in prison and was then deported after they say police framed him. The Miami Herald reports that MiamiDade prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to strike the conviction of Clarens Desrouleaux, who was arrested by the Biscayne Park police in 2013. The small village is being targeted by federal prosecutors who say a former police chief ordered of“cers to arrest innocent black men and people with criminal records and charge them with unsolved burglaries to improve crime stats. Charges against most were dropped before trial, but Desrouleaux had an extensive record and pleaded guilty in a deal that reduced his possible sentence from 30 years. He was deported to his native Haiti last year.Florida child welfare head quitting next monthTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ The head of Floridas child welfare department will resign next month. Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll sent a letter Friday to Gov. Rick Scott, saying he will leave of“ce Sept. 6, four months before the next governor could have picked a replacement. Carroll has worked at the agency for 28 years and took over in 2014. He did not say why he is leaving. DCF has long been troubled. The Miami Herald earlier this year found 477 children have died since 2008 after their families came under DCF investigation. A Tampa Bay Times and Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigation in 2015 found that 15 patients had died and almost 1,000 had been hurt at the states mental facilities.4 Florida governor candidates get public fundsTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ Four Florida gubernatorial candidates from both major parties are receiving public matching money from taxpayers. On the Democratic side, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham has received $1.1 million, while Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum got a check Friday for about $436,000. On the Republican side, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has received $1 million and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has gotten about $886,000 even though some GOP leaders have called the program welfare for politicians.Ž So far the state Division of Elections has distributed $4.5 million, with most of it going to gubernatorial candidates. Democratic attorney general candidate Ryan Torrens received $89,000 Friday. Any candidate for state of“ce can qualify. The amount each receives is based on how much money they raise from Florida residents.Last-minute technical problem delays NASAs flight to sunCAPE CANAVERAL (AP) „ A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASAs unprecedented ”ight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance said it would try again Sunday, provided the helium-pressure issue can be resolved quickly. As soon as the red pressure alarm for the gaseous helium system went off, a launch controller ordered, Hold, hold, hold.Ž Once on its way, the Parker probe will venture closer to our star than any other spacecraft. The $1.5 billion mission is already a week late because of rocket issues. Saturdays launch attempt encountered a series of snags; in the end, controllers ran out of time. Thousands of spectators gathered in the middle of the night to witness the launch, including the University of Chicago astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named. Eugene Parker predicted the existence of solar wind 60 years ago. Hes now 91 and eager to see the solar probe soar. He plans to stick around at least another few days.Cops: Couple makes boy clean toilet with toothbrushKEY LARGO (AP) „ A Florida couple is behind bars after an 11-year-old boy alleges they only allowed him to eat one meal a day and forced him to clean the toilet with his toothbrush as punishment. Monroe County Sheriffs officials charged 36-year-old Randell Howell with child abuse for allegedly punching, kicking and beating the boy with a belt. The child told investigators he was afraid to go home, saying they only let him eat dinner and that Jennifer Franklin often laughed while beating him. The boy also told child welfare officials that Franklin forced him to perform a graphic sexual act upon her using terminology he didnt understand. Investigators determined the boy had been sexually abused and neglected. He remains in state custody. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B1 LOCAL SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BSunday, August 12, 2018 By MARK PINSONStaff WriterThe Sertoma Junior Golf Tour wraps up another exciting season with the Tour Championship at Sun n Lake Golf Club on Aug. 18-19. Several of the age group championships are still undecided and the last two rounds will determine the winner. The Sertoma Junior Golf tour started the first week of June and has held weekly events during the summer at different courses with points accumulated each week. Weve had a great summer and the kids have worked hard to improve their golf games,Ž said Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Director Andy Kesling. We took a couple weeks break and now we have the Tour Championship coming up to wrap up the summer season. Its going to be interesting to see who plays well in the tour Championship and comes out on top in the different age groups.Ž The Sertoma Junior Golf Tour, which has been in existence for two decades, is for young golfers ages 6-18 who have some skill and want to improve. The tournament conditions have helped many Sertoma Junior Sertoma Junior Golf Tour nears endSeason winding down with titles up for grabs FILE PHOTOZach Doorlag blasts out of the bunker during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Highlands Ridge North in July. By MARK PINSONStaff WriterThe Team Florida players and coaches have plenty to be proud of after competing in the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series in Lumberton, N.C. The squad was made up of Sebring players, who teamed up to go undefeated in winning the district and state Ozone Tournaments to earn a berth in the prestigious Dixie Youth Ozone World Series. Team Florida opened with an extra-inning 5-2 win over Mississippi before dropping an extra-inning game to Louisiana. Team Florida bounced back to win its next context against Alabama, but was eliminated from the double-elimination tournament with a loss to Tennessee. Im proud of all the boys,Ž said Team Florida head coach Will Sebring. We represented Sebring and the state of Florida as best we could. We had a great time and made memories that we will have for a lifetime.Ž After capturing the state tournament, the team didnt have much time to raise the needed funds to make the costly Many memories for Team Florida Squad from Sebring competed in Dixie Ozone World Series FILE PHOTOSebring players and coaches became Team Florida at the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series in Lumberton, North Carolina The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the second full week of August gives anglers the second half of the super new moon “ shing week and a fairly good weather forecast which predicts above average atmospheric pressure change during the mid-morning hours and early evening hours. All “ shing factors considered, anglers will need to endure the heat of the day in order to have success. So protect yourself from the Florida summer sun, by using all means necessary to ensure your health; plenty of water and electrolytes, protective clothing, sun blocker several times during the trip and why not fasten an ugly umbrella to your “ shing seat to provide much needed shade. The new moon occurred yesterday and the lunar perigee the day before, so today and Monday will be very good “ shingƒthat is if you learn at what depth the “ sh are “ nding adequate oxygen in your particular lake. Each lake is different in this respect. And each lake has a high dissolved oxygen area somewhere. So using some extra fuel and watching your sonar screen as you cruise the lake should reveal where the best submerged grass beds, and well-placed treepiles, are located. There will be a perfect “ shing wind Wednesday but Monday and Tuesday well be lucky if speeds reach the six miles per hour range during the midday hours. However if the extended weather forecast turns out to be correct, Wednesday through the weekend will give anglers excellent “ shing wind speeds of 7-9 mph. Keeping your bait down where the “ sh are holding is the key to producing strikes. Also, achieving the correct retrieve speed while keeping the plastic bait within the right depth requires using a variety of different tactics. My favorite rigging to achieve this is the Carolina Rig. If youre using plastics, I suggest the ” oating Super New Moon fishing week predictionsHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass By JIM TAYLORCorrespondentSEBRING … As high school football prepares to start the season on Friday, the youth leagues started theirs last Saturday with impressive Week one results. The Sebring Blue Streaks started the season by winning three out of four games over the Polk County Panthers. The Flag team lost in a tight game, decided by an extra point, 13-12 to the Panthers. The Mighty Mite team avenged the Flag game as Cameron Fuse scored two touchdowns and Jayvion Williams added another to give the Blue Streaks their first win of the day with a 21-6 decision over the Panthers. The Pee Wees followed with a 42-0 dominating performance for their first win of the season. The Juniors finished the day for Sebring with a 24-0 win in a game that was stopped after the half. In the Juniors game, Sebring scored on their first play from scrimmage as Len Grant ran for 60 yards around the right side to reach the end zone. Frederick Hankerson converted the two-point run as Sebring took an early 8-0 lead. The two teams traded turnovers to finish the first quarter with Sebring still holding an 8-0 lead. In the second quarter, Hankerson set up Sebrings next score with a 48yard run to the Panthers 2-yard line. He bulled his way into the end zone on the next play. Zamarion Albritton converted the two-pointer as Sebring doubled its lead to 16-0. The Sebring defense stifled the Polk County offense, often in the backfield before the Panthers were able to get a play developed, forcing another fumble turnover and a couple of punts. The Blue Streaks added their final score before the half on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Travis Kerney to Charles Dale. Kerney converted the 2-pointer as Sebring went into the half 24-0. The game was called after halftime after several of the Panthers no longer wanted to play and could only field nine players, some of those reluctantly. Though, initially, both teams agreed to play with nine players each, one of the Polk County coaches made Youth football underwaySebring, Lake Placid start strong JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTThe Sebring Juniors defense su ocated the Polk County o ense throughout the rst half of last weeks opening game. Sebring Juniors player Frederick Hankerson rumbles for a 48-yard run during the season-opening win over Polk County. GOLF | 2B FOOTBALL | 4B FISHING | 6B TEAM | 8B

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B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Golf Tour players go on to have success in high school and the college ranks. After next Sundays final round an awards banquet will be held in the beautiful Island View Restaurant. It should be a great finish and well celebrate and honor all the kids at the banquet,Ž said Kesling, who competed on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour as a youngster. I am so proud of all the kids because golf is not easy especially in the hot conditions during the summer. We also will be giving out sportsmanship awards at the banquet. Golf is about etiquette and doing the right thing and sportsmanship is a big part of that.ŽGOLFFROM PAGE 1B FILE PHOTOKale Henderson chips up to the eighth green during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Highlands Ridge North. Devin Wortinger chips up to the green during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Lake Placid High School senior Ashley Engle prepares to tee o at River Greens Golf Club during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event. Beckham Donovan prepares to tee o at Golf Hammock Golf Club during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event this summer. Sebring High senior Alyssa Jordan putts during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at Golf Hammock Golf Club. Zach Deuberry chips during a Sertoma Junior Golf Tour event at River Greens Golf Club.adno=360112625 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater “ ltration system € Gallon Door BinsModel# ASI2575FRW White Model# ASI2575FRB Black 863-655-4995 STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 € SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99 Prestige Cremation Patio Bench Estates OFFERING A 10% DISCOUNT WITH A DONATION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES WITH 24 MONTHS OF INTEREST REBATE OFFER ENDS 8/31/2018 Lakeview Memorial Gardens Lakeview Memorial Gardens Lakeview Memorial Gardens 854 Memorial Drive Avon Park FL(863) 658-4268adno=3597650

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3Special to Highlands News-SunThe Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama season is heading into the home stretch, as teams and drivers ready for the penultimate round of 2018 this weekend at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivires (GP3R) in Qubec. The series last traveled to Qubec two months ago … competing at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix weekend at Montreals Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in June … and most recently competed on the streets of Toronto during the Honda Indy weekend. For Roman De Angelis in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing Porsche, those two race weekends could not have been more different. Approaching this weekend at GP3R, the 17-year-old will look to replicate his performance at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the weekend in which he scored his “rst Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Platinum class victory and narrowed the championship gap on leader and teammate Zach Robichon in the No. 98 Porsche. However, De Angelis returns to track coming off one of his toughest outings so far this season. The Ontario native “nished “fth during Round 8 in Toronto after issues early in the race dropped him initially to 10th. While he was able to salvage a top-“ve “nish, he lost his momentum in the championship standings. Im looking forward to getting back on the track after the Toronto Indy,Ž said De Angelis, who now sits 32 points behind Robichon. I wasnt pleased with the Sunday race and Im looking to improve on what we learned there. With only two weekends left, I really need to push as hard as I can to keep the hopes of the championship alive.Ž De Angelis will have two chances to keep his championship hopes alive this weekend at GP3R. Race 1 of the weekend is scheduled for Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET, while Race 2 is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday. Both races will be streamed live on IMSA.tv. I think the event itself is super interesting, as its the oldest street race in North America,Ž said De Angelis, who claimed last years Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Gold class championship. Its also a race where the town and fans get super involved, which makes it that much more enjoyable. The track also is super short and narrow, which always makes you that much more entertained through the weekend. Its a race I always look forward to from the beginning of the season and a race where winning is that much more special.Ž Ahead of the weekends two races, De Angelis and the rest of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama “eld are scheduled for two practices on Friday and a 20-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning. News and updates will be available on IMSA.com and the IMSA app throughout the weekend, as well on social media with the hashtag #GT3Canada. Fans onsite also have an opportunity to meet the drivers and take photographs during the Driver Autograph Session on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Yokohama Tire Service Center in the paddock.De Angelis looks to bounce backWill compete in GT3 Cup in Canada IMSA PHOTOFor Roman De Angelis in the No. 78 Mark Motors Racing Porsche, the last two race weekends could not have been more dierent. Special to Highlands News-SunSports are a great tool to teach young people various lessons. Sports can instill a sense of teamwork and responsibility in youngsters while promoting a physically active lifestyle that can bene“t kids into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 30 million children participate in youth sports in the United States each year. Unfortunately, many of those young athletes suffer injuries while participating in sports. Injuries might be seen as an almost inevitable byproduct of participating in sports, but the CDC notes that more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable. Parents and children can work together to prevent injuries. Speak with your young athlete about pain. Johns Hopkins Medicine recommends parents discuss pain with their young athletes, encouraging them to speak up and seek help if they feel pain or if any part of their bodies does not feel right after playing sports. Emphasize safety during practice. Its easy to overlook sports practices when considering sports-related injuries, but Safe Kids USA notes that 62 percent of organized sports-related injuries occur during practice. In spite of that, Safe Kids reports that one-third of parents do not have their children take the same safety precautions during practice that they would during a game. Parents and coaches can emphasize to children that sports safety should be a priority during both practice and games. Get a sports physical. Preseason physicals are typically required for scholastic athletes, but that might not be so for recreational athletes. Even if leagues don't require sports physicals, Johns Hopkins advises parents to schedule such exams anyway. Such examinations can determine if kids are “t to play and may uncover injuries or conditions that may make kids vulnerable to injury. Encourage adequate rest. Johns Hopkins notes that the most common injuries among young athletes are overuse injuries that involve soft tissue. These injuries affect bone, muscle, ligaments, and/or tendons. Overuse injuries can lead to stress fractures characterized by a lack of swelling and feelings of pain and tenderness during movement. Encourage rest between practices, games and events, and make sure to schedule an offseason for young athletes so their bodies have time to recuperate before the next season. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com the correct call in just stopping the game and not risking injury to his players. This brings up an early season showdown between county rivals for Week 2 in which there will be no quit in either side as Sebring traveled to Lake Placid to play the Green Dragons on Saturday. Results from the game were not available at press time. Lake Placid started the season sweeping all four games against the Lake Wales Steelers. The flag team won 13-7, the Mitey Mites shutout the Steelers 250, the Pee Wees edged out the Steelers 12-6 and the Juniors trounced Lake Wales 51-0. The youth football season will continue the next few months. Playoffs are the goal for most of the top teams in the league.FOOTBALLFROM PAGE 1B BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSebring Juniors quarterback Travis Kerney launches a deep pass for a 31-yard touchdown to Charles Dale during the win over Polk County. Sebring Juniors running back Frederick Hankerson bulls over the Polk County defender for a 2-yard touchdown behind the blocking of Michael Rivera. Special to Highlands News-SunThe IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge features a new entitlement and television partner, leader-light technology and a reduction to two classes, but the series familiar slate of 10 races and outstanding on-track competition remain for 2019. The two-class format includes the lead Grand Sport (GS) class, which this year began using race cars built to international GT4 technical regulations exclusively and the TCR class, which debuted this year with front-wheel drive, turbocharged race cars governed by international TCR technical regulations. The Street Tuner (ST) class has been discontinued for 2019 as previously planned. In addition to con“rming Michelin as the new entitlement partner and of“cial tire, the challenge series will introduce the same leader-light technology used by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019. All series races will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBCSN as part of IMSAs new, six-year television partnership with NBC Sports. The 10-race 2019 schedule takes the series to all of the same top-tier venues it visited in 2018, with eight, two-hour races on the schedule to go with two, four-hour endurance events. The season kicks off with the “rst fourhour race at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 25 as part of the Rolex 24 At Daytona event weekend before moving to Sebring International Raceway for a two-hour race on Friday, March 15. From there, its on to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the second consecutive year for another two-hour race on Saturday, May 4. Next up is the second and “nal four-hour race of the season at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, June 29. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park closes out the “rst half of the season on Saturday, July 6 before the series makes its way to Lime Rock Park on Saturday, July 20. The series makes its annual trek to Wisconsin for the two-hour battle at Road America on Saturday, Aug. 3, followed by VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Michelin Pilot Challenge makes its lone west coast appearance in the penultimate round of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, Sept. 14 and closes out the year at Road Atlanta as part of the Motul Petit Le Mans event weekend on Friday, Oct. 11. Prototype Challenge The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced the 2019 schedule for the IMSA Prototype Challenge, its longtime prototype-only series that serves as a platform for aspiring future IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers and veteran drivers alike. The series enters its 14th season under IMSA sanction in 2019. Among the enhancements made to the IMSA Prototype Challenge schedule is the evolution of the endurance racing format that debuted in 2018. One year after shifting from two 45-minute sprint races per weekend to a single one-hour, 45-minute endurance race, the series will extend to a three-hour race format for select events in 2019. The six-race schedule will feature three-hour endurance races at Daytona International Speedway in early January … run during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend … and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The three-hour races will have a minimum of two drivers per car and a maximum of three. All other events will remain one-hour, 45 minutes in length. We received positive feedback from our IMSA Prototype Challenge competitors on the debut of the endurance format this season,Ž said IMSA President Scott Atherton. There is no shortage of momentum behind the IMSA Prototype Challenge. We believe three-hour races at Daytona and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be another attractive opportunity, not only for our current competitors and stakeholders, but also those interested in the rapidly growing LMP3 platform.Ž All six races on the IMSA Prototype Challenge calendar will be run in conjunction with the WeatherTech Championship, including Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which moves onto the series schedule in 2019. In addition to tape-delayed coverage on NBCSN, every race again will be streamed live on IMSA.com and the IMSA mobile app.IMSA Michelin Pilot ChallengeTwo classes and 10 races in 2019 IMSA PHOTOThe 2019 schedule has been set for a number of series.3600 South Highlands Ave. | Sebring, FL 33870 | HighlandsRegional.com trouble breathing Dizziness, passing out, fainting Pain in the arm, jaw, or anywhere in body Suddenly not able to speak, see, walk or move Possible broken bone t, w y o o ve e Seizures Severe headache High fever Severe allergic reaction with swelling, hives Coughing or throwing up bloodSource: medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000593.htm To speak to a registered nurse or for a physician referral, call Consult-A-Nurse 24/7 at 866-442-2362 WHEN ITS S IOUS.Sometimes it can be dicult to know when a trip to the emergency department is necessary. If you or your child exhibit any of the following warning signs take immediate action. YOUR GO-TO ER adno=3578642

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 Special to Highlands News-SunWhat began as the sanctioning body for a Formula Ford and Formula Vee race at Pocono Raceway in October 1969 has grown over “ve decades to become an international auto racing powerhouse specializing in worldclass sports car competition, and next year, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) turns 50. To commemorate the golden anniversary, IMSA and stakeholders including series partners, manufacturers, teams, drivers, event promoters and fans will join together in a season-long 50th Anniversary celebration that will begin with the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona on the weekend of Jan. 24-27 and will carry all the way through to the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 11-13. Almost 50 years ago, Bill France Sr. and John and Peggy Bishop laid a foundation that today supports one of the most prominent auto racing organizations in the world,Ž said IMSA President Scott Atherton. The story of IMSA over the past “ve decades is truly fascinating and will be told throughout our 2019 50th Anniversary celebration in several ways by a variety of stakeholders. From historic race car liveries and commemorative logos to many other surprises throughout the season for fans at-track and watching through our new-for-2019 partnership with NBC Sports, it will be a year-long celebration for all to enjoy.Ž A key component of the celebration is the of“cial 50th Anniversary IMSA logo that was publicly unveiled for the “rst time this evening as part of the State of the Series presentation at Road America. The logo … which will be featured on items such as uniforms, race car liveries and commemorative merchandise in 2019 „ incorporates many elements of the traditional IMSA logo, including the 27-degree angle from vertical center and the familiar apex arrowŽ that has long been a part of IMSAs brand identity. Enhancing the logo is the use of gold to signify IMSAs goldenŽ anniversary, as well as laurels that symbolize excellence, honor and victory. A secondary commemorative logo, which replaces the standard red in the current IMSA logo with gold and features the addition of Est. 1969Ž also was unveiled and will be used throughout 2019 in selected applications as well. IMSA will be centering its celebration around four cornerstones „ Drivers and Teams,Ž Tracks,Ž ManufacturersŽ and FansŽ. These pillars will be highlighted at 2019 events and will have a presence the entire season as the foundation of what has made IMSA what it is today. Additional elements of the IMSA 50th Anniversary celebration will be unveiled soon.IMSA unveils plans for anniversary Preparing to celebrate 50 year anniversary FILE PHOTOIMSA is preparing to celebrate 50 years of racing in 2019. Special to Highlands News-SunThe Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors features a “eld as diverse as any youll “nd in bass “shing. Its not unusual for a boater from North Carolina to be paired with a nonboater from California or Oregon on the “rst day. Then on Day 2, that same boater might be paired with someone from Australia or Japan. No matter where theyre from, this years B.A.S.S. Nation Championship venue should offer a little something to make them all feel right at home. B.A.S.S. of“cials announced today that Pickwick Lake „ a 43,000-acre Tennessee River “shery that sports excellent populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass „ will host the annual year-end event, which is scheduled for Nov. 8-10. More than 125 anglers will take off from McFarland Park in Florence each competition day at 6 a.m. CT. Weighins will be held at the same location at 2 p.m. Were really excited to be having the Championship at a venue with as much to offer as Pickwick Lake,Ž said Jon Stewart, director of the B.A.S.S. Nation, which has chapters in 47 states, nine countries and the province of Ontario. When you go to Pickwick „ especially during that really good stretch in the fall „ you never know what its going to take to win. Youd better have a plan going in, plus a backup plan and a second backup plan „ and youd better consider largemouth and smallmouth because theyre both usually going to play.Ž Pickwick has been the site of numerous B.A.S.S. events, dating back to the early 1980s. Former pro angler and current Bassmaster LIVE host Davy Hite of South Carolina won a Bassmaster Elite Series event on the lake in 2011 with a four-day total of 84 pounds, 9 ounces. The “sherys historical signi“cance makes it a “tting venue for the Championship, considering the tremendous effect the event has on the pro-“shing world each year. The Top 3 “nishers from the Championship will earn a spot in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKS Sporting Goods, which is set for March 15-17 in Knoxville, Tenn. The list of anglers who quali“ed for the Bassmaster Classic through the Nation Championship at the start of their careers includes Idahos Brandon Palaniuk, New Jerseys Michael Iaconelli and Connecticuts Paul Mueller. The Top 3 “nishers from the Nation Championship will receive the Nations BestŽ package, which includes paid entry fees into the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens division of their choice in 2019 and the use of a fully rigged Phoenix boat for the year. The overall winner of the Championship will also receive an invitation to “sh the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series. Last years Nation Championship winner, Caleb Sumrall of Louisiana, is currently “shing the Elite Series and has “nished in the money at four of seven events this season. There may still be some people out there who dont realize what a big event the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship really is,Ž said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. It allows anglers from all over the world to showcase their abilities „ and for the top “nishers, it could truly be a life-changing thing.ŽB.A.S.S. officials announce championship venue B.A.S.S. PHOTOThe 2018 Academy Sports Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship will be held Nov. 8-10 at Pickwick Lake in Alabama.adno=3602457 Well the Caladium Festival Car Show, our 22nd show has come and gone and for the first time in many years we were able to get it all in before the rains came. Again our show was a great success with many beautiful cars in all our classes. We had great crowds and plenty of good food from our vendors with reasonable prices. We had plenty of door prizes for our car show entrants and again we had a great 50/50 that paid out over $600 and again we backed up the 50/50 drawing with over 20 other nice prizes. I know of no other car show that matches our giveaways and what more of a beautiful setting for a car show than our own Devane Park. While on this subject I want to give a huge thank you to our employees for having the park in such great shape. I had many, many compliments on the venue of this car show and how it was put on. The festival and the car show feed off of each other for the many spectators to enjoy. I have many people to thank for making the car show such a success as it was and they are as follows... Our 50/50 Contributors Home Depot Bo davids Restaurant Big T Tire WW Lumber Lowes NAPA Carquest Auto Advance Discount Auto Lake Placid Advance Discount Auto S. Sebring Advance Discount Auto N. Sebring Advance Discount Auto Avon Park Wallys Old Car Hobby Shop Happiness Farms Auto Zone Sebring Door Prize Sponsors Cauffield Hardware Golden Corral Wauchula State Bank Lake Placid Harbor Community Bank Heartland National Bank Big Ds Garage Bar Village Inn Outback Steakhouse Interlake Cafe Automotive Point Automotive T.D. Bank Chilis restaurant Codys Roadhouse Restaurant Door Prize Sponsors Pizza Hut Dominos Pizza Jaxsons Restaurant Smoke Shack Restaurant Chef Buddys Deli Cow Pies Dennys Restaurant Dutchers Diner Homers Buffet Chicanes Restaurant Ruby Tuesdays State Farm Insurance Schoonis Restaurant Havana Night Restaurant Happy Chef Restaurant Olive Garden Dimitris Restaurant Do It Best Hardware Car Show Class Sponsors Wallys Old Car Hobby Shop Seminole Tire Co. Inn on the Lakes Wells Motor Co. Big Ds Garage Bar Precision Auto & Truck Sales Bill Jarrett Ford Brantley Construction & Real Estate Precision Auto Body & Fleet LLC Huston Chevrolet Ole South Auto Salvage Clarke Pest Control Golden Corral Lake Placid Marine Sebring International Raceway Millers Central A/C Mr. Sammys NY Style Pizza Central Security & Electronics Beef-O-Bradys All Around Septic Gazebo Mary Carol Plott Roxanne & Mickey Hammonds Bobby & Wendy Larson Hailey Larson Darlene Larson Registration Cliff & Natalie Yeazel Vickie Spires Hoz Compton Donald Clarke Mary Birge Susan Jones Katie & Mattie Wilson My Car Show Committee Lou Glaspey Warren Foster Pat Brantley Drew Phypers Danny Phypers James Behrman Tim Wernke D.J. Eileen May, Greater Lake Placid Chamber, Executive DirectorThis committee has been with me many years. Without them there would be no car show. Thank You!NOW A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS! Alan Jay Automotive Network € Colley Financial Services € Holiday Inn Express € Mid-Florida Credit Union and Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Another special thank you to the American Legion Riders Association from Post 69 in Avon Park who parked our cars from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon in extreme heat. God bless you all, you were lifesavers. Also a big thank you to Bill Brantley and his sons Aiden & Will. Donald Clarke and his sons Caden & Corbin. The Mason Smoak Foundation Amy Smith Ex Director, Cash Smoak, Chance Smoak & John Allen Rogers. And a big thank you to the Highlands News-Sun for the great coverage in your paper of the Caladium Festival and the pictures and articles on the car show by your reporter Jerry Meisenheimer. Bob Larson Chairman 863-464-0037

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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com ones, however if youre targeting large bass youll need the bait to slowly move through bottom of the weed bed instead of the top, so selecting a slow sinking plastic is more preferred. Another rigging is the Drop-Shot which holds the bait at the depth you determine based on where the sonar shows “sh to be holding. Again ”oating plastics work well and provide excellent action. The retrieve should be very slow with a slight jigging motion to attract attention. Texas and Florida riggings are just about the same thing except the Florida Rig uses a bullet weight secured to the front of the plastic bait using a peg or suppression bullet weight„see Gambler Rattling Florida Rig Goop Weights. Noise makers such as rattling bullet weights, or glass inserts with metal or glass ball bearings inside, are also considered to be a part of the Florida Rigging. The Texas Rig can have a bullet weight or not, depending on structure being “shed. In both cases an offset worm hook is used which matches the size bait selected. Wacky Rigging is used primarily by anglers who “sh open water grass beds and tree-piles. The hook is simply put through the center of the plastic bait and no weight is used. Some insert and glue a brad nail at one end to create a faster more erratic action as the bait falls. A helicopter effect is produced as the bait falls. Since I always target the largest bass in the lake, and since the larger the bass the more they will not chase a constant moving bait I dont use lipped crank type hard baits. Large trophy bass prefer bait which move very slowly, stopping frequently to take cover at plant-root bases and thicker growth sections of grass beds. She lays in a well-travelled migration route shaded from light to wait for the prey to take cover near her. Once the prey attempt to move again, she inhales it and resumes waiting for the next meal. But if youre into catching smaller bass which chase just about anything which looks good to eat, using a lipped or lipless crank bait or jerk bait over the top of structures works very well. Depending on your retrieve technique, you might use weights to achieve the correct depth, or put your rod tip a few feet down into the water as you retrieve so that the bait stays within the productive-zone depth for longer distances. It doesnt matter how you do it as long as the correct depth and action is accomplished to produce strikes. This is the key. Ive seen spinnerbaits slow rolled off the bottom like a worm put 12 lb. bass in the boat„the blades basically ”opping over striking the lake bottom as its retrieved. Ive seen plastic top-water frogs Carolina rigged to slowly crawl through the center of 16Ž grass on the bottom, produce 14 lb. bass. And Ive caught several 10 lb. bass replacing the treble hooks on a 1 oz. rattle trap with straight shank worm hooks and dragging it through open water grass beds. Get creative, try everything. Use every idea you can come up with, sometimes the crazier the better. But remember, the clearer the water, the brighter the bait color, and the more turbid the water the darker the color should be to create bait-contrast. So pay attention to water clarity and one more thing, your perspective is above the water looking down while the bass perspective is looking up into the water column which usually has wave-action which disperses light and creates more turbidity resulting in less visibility for bass. The bass has a backdrop of sky, sun, brightness in most cases, so that white bait which works in high clarity water will not work well in Istokpoga. What is highly visible for you is not highly visible for bass. This is why black baits work best on a new moon night with no light anywhere on the lake. Best Fishing Days: Today and Wednesday are predicted to have greater than average atmospheric pressure change throughout the mid-morning hours and early afternoon hours. Also winds will be above average as well during this period so “sh will be more active. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is overhead at 2:49 p.m. and solar noon occurs at 1:30 p.m. and will create a 6-7 feed intensity rating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If youre not “nding feeding “sh at the depth youre “shing, move deeper and keep the bait near the bottom, using a slow steady retrieve with a short heavy action bait. The midday feeding action will be good through Monday. Tuesday through the remainder of the week the moonrise period (10:18 a.m. Tuesday) will cause this period to occur from 8-11:30 a.m. and have a rating of 3-5. The moonset occurs today at 9:23 p.m. and the sunset at 8:06 p.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 4-6 from 7-10 p.m. Today there will be above average pressure change occurring at this time and dissolved oxygen rates will be still well above average. Monday through Tuesday this period will decline somewhat but by Wednesday the moon overhead period will start to help the sunset feeding migration Prime Monthly Periods : August 12-14 super new moon phase, 24-28 full moon, September 7-11 strong new moon, 23-27 weak 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 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes : Lightning is a very serious threat during the Florida rainy season. The standard rule: Be no more than 3-4 minutes away from a vehicle or permanent structure. So the time your boat is able to travel from your “shing-hole to one of the two safe-place options, should be less than 4 minutes. If you get caught on the lake with no time to get to safety, keep motors in the water and lay down as low as possible andƒ.. persuade yourself not be this irresponsible with yourself ever again. Istokpoga.info News : The lake level is at 38.35 feet above sea level, which is slightly above the maximum seasonal management schedule. The minimum level currently is 38. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 6 inches and ”owing a combined 600 cubic feet per second to maintain on schedule. 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 Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online at BassFishingForecast.com, or HighlandsBassAngler. com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines using a lake contour map. There are forty-“ve Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps.com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on twenty-“ve lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHINGFROM PAGE 1B FILE PHOTO/Highlands Bass Angler Dave Douglass can help you catch sh. adno=3603216 We had so much fun last year, were doing it again!ŽYou dont want to miss this special section and event celebrating Highlands Countys Women in Business. American Business Womens Day is September 22nd and we are celebrating! Join us on September 19th for a special evening honoring our local women in business. Advertisers in the 2018 Women in Business special section are automatically invited to the event. Contact your advertising account executive to reserve space in our Women in Business special section publishing Saturday, September 22, 2018.Ca ll 863-386-5844 2nd Annual2018 September 19 SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO SPONSORED BY adno=3602950

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7Special to Highlands News-SunA combination of strategy and surprises made for a wild IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge “nish with the No. 7 VOLT Racing Ford Mustang GT4 of Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson ultimately surviving and scoring the victory. Brynjolfsson, VOLT Racings team owner, started the race and handed the car off to Hindman during the races lone set of yellow-”ag pit stops with just over an hour remaining. The pit stop proved to be one of the determining factors of the race, as it came on the cusp of the teams fuel windows and drive times. Hindman wound up in the top “ve on the restart and made his way into the lead within minutes. However, the No. 76 Compass Racing McLaren GT4 … put on the pole by Paul Holton and co-driven by Matt Plumb … darted to the front to overtake the lead. The No. 7 dropped back to third place at the hands of another Mustang … the No. 60 of Nate Stacy and Kyle Marcelli for KohR Motorsports … the championship-leading team that pulled an overnighter to “x damage to the car suffered during Practice 1 on Friday. Yet Marcelli was forced to bring the car into the pits with under 10 minutes remaining for tires and fuel. Then, while still pacing the “eld in “rst, Plumb appeared to have the win secured with less than “ve minutes remaining until an incident in the tracks famous Canada Corner sent the McLaren into the barrier and out of contention for the win. With the top two contenders encountering issues, Hindman then inherited the lead and with a gap of 22 seconds over the rest of the “eld was able to conserve fuel and survive to cross the “nish line “rst. Hindman credited the team and strategist Mike Johnson for the victory. Mike Johnson and the Volt Racing guys in and around our pit box,Ž he said. They busted too hard this year to not get them a result and Im glad we “nally delivered. Mikes strategy today was a pretty big shot from the hip. Luckily, through good communication between me, him and Alan, we were able save enough fuel to make it to the end of the race.Ž The win was the “rst for VOLT Racing and Alan Brynjolfsson, a sophomore team in the Continental Tire Challenge. The team had yet to land on the podium until Saturdays Road America 120. Its a really big moment for us,Ž said Brynjolfsson. Were super excited because the Continental Tire Challenge series has really gotten extremely competitive, with bigger “elds this year and great competition. Its just a huge accomplishment to get a victory here in this series. I knew we could do it, because we have Trent. Trents not giving himself enough credit. We knew if Trent has a good car, he can pull home a victory.Ž Coming in second place was the No. 28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 MR of Spencer Pumpelly and Dillon Machavern, who added a fourth podium “nish to their seasons resume as the team looks to defend its GS title. After winning one race ago at Lime Rock Park, the No. 46 Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler pulled off a third-place “nish after a somewhat tumultuous race. The car was involved in the races second caution ”ag, which saw the No. 33 Winward Racing / HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Russell Ward collide with off-track with No. 9 Automatic Racing Aston Martin Vantage of Craig Lyons. Ward was evaluated and released, while Lyons was transported to a local hospital where he underwent a series of tests which were all negative and he was released. The wild race resulted in a shakeup of the GS point standings heading into the “nal three races of the season. Plumb and Trinkler lead 191 … 190 over Pumpelly and Machavern, while Stacy and Marcelli … who entered the race in “rst … dropped to third with 183 points. Sales, Wittmer Put Compass Racing Back on TCR Podiums Top Step at Road America After a two-race hiatus from the top step of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge TCR class podium, Compass Racing returned to its familiar spot on Saturday during the Road America 120. Leading the way was the No. 74 Audi RS3 LMS of Rodrigo Sales and Kuno Wittmer, who earned their third win of the season and the teams “fth. The No. 74 cycled into the lead after the mid-race pit stops on Lap 22 and stayed the course for the remainder of the race. However, it wasnt without a little drama at the end. Fellow Compass Racing teammate Britt Casey, Jr. in the No. 77 Audi closed the gap and pulled alongside Wittmer in the closing laps but was never able to close the deal. It was a lot of perseverance from the team, Rodrigo and everybody,Ž said Wittmer. The car held up. The Audi RS3 LMS was good. The Compass boys did the job, the Contis held up and everything was pretty good. It was purely pace that we had.Ž Casey, Jr. and co-driver Tom Long “nished second, yet lost their one-point lead in the championship standings to Wittmer and Sales. The latter duo now lead 225 … 223. This is go time,Ž added Wittmer about the championship. Theres no more turning back now. Now its full speed ahead. Up until around four, you could still count the points and do whatever, but now its go time. Now, we need to really crunch down, buckle down and have those meetings and have everything properly set.Ž Finishing on the podium for the fourth consecutive race were Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson in third place behind the wheel of the No. 54 JDC-Miller Motorsports Audi RS3 LMS. The team returned to Road America coming off a victory at Lime Rock Park, the “rst for the team in the Continental Tire Challenge and the “rst professional win for Michael Johnson, a paraplegic since the age of 12. Intense Manufacturer Battle Continues in ST with BMW, BimmerWorld Victory The battle between manufacturers in the Street Tuner (ST) class continues to intensify as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge approaches its “nal three races of the season. Saturdays Road America 120 marked the “fth time that BMW and MINI have swapped the ST class victory this season, with the No. 81 BimmerWorld BMW 328i of Nick Galante and Devin Jones claiming their third victory of the year. The No. 73 of Pombo and Mike LaMarra for the MINI JCW Team ultimately wound up second, with another MINI … the No. 37 of Nate Norenberg and Derek Jones … rounding out the podium in third.Wild Continental Tire Challenge RaceExciting finish to event IMSA PHOTOThe racing action was non-stop in the Continental Tire Challenge. FHHeartland.org/Ortho (863) 734-6299 ORTHOPAEDIC CARERegister Today for a FREE Joint Pain Presentation Anterior Hip Replacement just minutes away, close to family and friends. So you can get back to doing the things you love, with the people you love most. Heres to beingHip again.And a trusted team of orthopaedic experts to get you there faster.adno=3603215

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B8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com trip to North Carolina. Coach Sebring was very appreciative of the support from the community and the sponsors who donated money for the trip. We really want to thank all the people and our sponsors who helped us be able to make this trip,Ž he said. We couldnt have done it without all of their help and support. This is a great bunch of kids and families and coaches. Its been a great summer and one well always remember.ŽTEAMFROM PAGE 1B Sebring players and coaches celebrate winning the Dixie Youth Ozone state tournament at Max Long Recreational Complex. Team Floridas Austin Joiner reaches for the ball during the win over Mississippi in the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series. Team Florida players gather before the start of opening ceremonies at the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series in Lumberton, North Ca rolina. FILE PHOTOFlorida teams at the Dixie Youth World Series were Mariana, light blue; Sebring, orange, and San Antonio, kneeling. www.LakesideDermatology.com L L k i i d D t l 727 U.S. Hwy 27 South € SEBRING 863-385-7183 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Lakeside Dermatology is pleased to Welcome. . Alex W. Kennon, M.D.Alex W. Kennon. M.D.Undergraduate: Florida State UniversityMedical School: Florida State UniversityInternship: Georgia Health Services UniversityResidency in Dermatology: Medical College of Georgia a a a Dr. Kennon is a Board Certi“ ed Dermatologist with Mohs fellowship-training in Micrographic Surgery. Mohs is a tissue-sparing surgery used to treat skin cancer. The surgeon removes the skin cancer layer by layer, examining each, under a microscope until the tissue around the tumor is healthy and cancer-free. Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons are trained in reconstructive techniques designed to reduce or eliminate the appearance of scars using skin ” aps, skin grafts, and other approaches when necessary. Why should you choose a Mohs surgeon that is Fellowship-trained?Bene“ ts of Mohs surgery:€ Highest success rate (up to 99%) of all treatments € Precisely identify and remove tumor € Preserves healthy tissue intact and unharmed € Mohs precision results in smaller scars adno=3599419

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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERSee page 3 Sunday, August 12, 2018 By KATHY GANNONASSOCIATED PRESSISLAMABAD „ In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Talibans increasing political presence in the region, the head of the militant groups political of“ ce led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry of“ cials, Uzbek and Taliban of“ cials said Saturday. Taliban political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai represented the insurgents in the four-day talks that ended Friday and included meetings with Uzbekistans Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov as well as its special representative to Afghanistan Ismatilla Irgashev. The meetings follow an offer made by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in March to broker peace in Afghanistan. Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Talibans political of“ ce in Qatar, said in a statement to The Associated Press that discussions covered everything from international troop withdrawal to peace prospects to possible Uzbek-funded development projects that could include railway lines and electricity. Shaheen said Uzbek of“ cials discussed their security concerns surrounding the development projects. Taliban also exchanged views with the Uzbek of“ cials about the withdrawal of the foreign troops and reconciliation in Afghanistan,Ž he said in the statement. Uzbeks Foreign Affairs Ministry website offered a terse announcement on the visit saying the sides exchanged views on prospects of the peace process in Afghanistan.Ž Still, the meetings are signi“ cant coming as the Taliban ramps up pressure on Afghanistans Security Forces with relentless and deadly attacks and Washington holds preliminary talks with the insurgents in an attempt to “ nd a negotiated end to Afghanistans protracted war. The Taliban have gained increasing attention from Russia as well as Uzbekistan, who view the insurgency as a bulwark against the spread of the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Taliban travel from Afghanistan for talks in a rare diplomatic forayBy RACHEL LA CORTE and KEITH RIDLERASSOCIATED PRESSOLYMPIA, Wash. „ Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. Of“ cials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasnt a licensed pilot. The 29-year-old man used a machine called a pushback tractor to “ rst maneuver the aircraft so he could board and then take off Friday evening, authorities added. The man who stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport was Richard Russell, a U.S. of“ cial briefed on the matter told The Associated Press. The of“ cial wasnt authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Its unclear how he attained the skills to do loops in the aircraft before crashing over an hour after taking off into a small island in the Puget Sound, authorities said. Of“ cials said that it did not appear that the “ ghter jets were involved in the crash of the aircraft. In a news release issued Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said Authorities probe how airline employee could steal planeAirline employee stole empty plane and crashed after being chased by military jets AP PHOTOSWorkers gather in a staging area Saturday, near Steilacoom, Wash., near the site on Ketron Island in Washington state where a Horizon Air turboprop plane crashed Friday after it was stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport. Investigators were working to “ nd out how an airline employee stole the plane and crashed it after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft. Pierce County Sheri Paul Pastor talks on his phone at a staging area, Friday, at the ferry terminal in Steilacoom, Wash., near where a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash. Earlier in the evening, o cials at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said an Alaska Airlines plane had been stolen and later crashed. By SUSANNAH GEORGE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Russia typically brushes off new U.S. sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain sent the ruble tumbling to a two-year low and drew a stern warning from its prime minister. While the initial sanctions may have a limited impact, a second batch expected within months could hit the Russian economy much harder and send already tense relations into a tailspin. If sanctions are expanded even further to target Russias top state-controlled banks, freezing their dollar transactions „ as proposed under legislation introduced in the Senate this month „ it would amount to a declaration of economic war,Ž Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday. So much for President Donald Trumps hopes for better relations with Moscow. On his watch, the U.S. has imposed a slew of sanctions on Russia for human rights abuses, meddling in the U.S. election and Russian military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. For the most part, they have punished Russian of“ cials and associates of President Vladimir Putin rather than targeting broad economic sectors. In 2014, both the U.S. and European Union introduced sanctions that restricted Russias access to global “ nancial markets and to equipment New US sanctions could pitch Russia relations to new low By MICHAEL KUNZELMANASSOCIATED PRESSCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. „ Charlottesville, Virginia, was marking the anniversary of last summers white supremacist violence with marches, vigils and other community events that began unfolding peacefully Saturday amid a heavy police presence. As many businesses in a popular downtown shopping district began to open Saturday, law enforcement of“ cers outnumbered visitors. Concrete barriers and metal fences had been erected, and police were searching bags at two checkpoints where people could enter or leave. Its nice that theyre here to protect us,Ž said Lara Mitchell, 66, a sales associate at a shop that sells artwork, jewelry, and other items. It feels good that theyre here in front of our store. Last year was a whole different story. It looked like a war zone last year compared to what it is today.Ž Saturday marked the anniversary of a nighttime march by torchtoting white supremacists through the University of Virginias campus a day ahead of a larger rally in Charlottesvilles downtown. On Aug. 12, hundreds of white nationalists „ including neoNazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members „ descended on Charlottesville in part to protest the citys decision to remove a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park. Violent “ ghting broke out between attendees and counterprotesters that day. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but a car later barreled into a crowd of peaceful Peaceful events, heavy security mark Charlottesville rally anniversary AP PHOTOState Police patrol the road in front of Mark et Street park with the state of Confederate General Robert E. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTAn afternoon thunderstorm Mostly cloudy and humidHIGH 88 LOW 7555% chance of rain 25% chance of rainSome sun, humid; a p.m. t-storm in spots90 / 7445% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA thunderstorm around in the afternoon91 / 7440% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny and humid92 / 7520% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm possible92 / 7530% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7530% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 9 6 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery high 050100150200300500 410-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE889398969591Air 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. 0.88Ž Month to date 4.35Ž Normal month to date 2.75Ž Year to date 40.68Ž Normal year to date 31.93Ž Record 4.35Ž (1974) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.57Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.11Ž Month to date 2.55Ž Normal month to date 2.68Ž Year to date 26.64Ž Normal year to date 30.74Ž Record 4.35Ž (1950) High/Low 86/75 Normal High/Low 93/74 Record High 96 (2007) Record Low 66 (2004) High/Low 88/81 High/Low 91/77 Normal High/Low 91/75 Record High 97 (1963) Record Low 69 (1976)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. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 4.35 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 40.68 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 90 78 t 90 77 pc Bradenton 89 78 t 89 76 pc Clearwater 88 78 t 88 77 pc Coral Springs 90 76 sh 92 77 pc Daytona Beach 88 73 t 89 72 pc Fort Lauderdale 89 79 pc 90 79 pc Fort Myers 87 76 t 90 73 pc Gainesville 90 73 t 89 73 pc Jacksonville 91 72 t 91 72 t Key Largo 88 79 t 90 80 pc Key West 90 83 c 91 83 pc Lakeland 88 74 t 89 73 pc Melbourne 91 74 t 92 77 pc Miami 89 78 pc 90 78 pc Naples 88 78 t 90 75 pc Ocala 88 71 t 88 72 pc Okeechobee 89 72 t 90 73 pc Orlando 89 73 t 90 72 pc Panama City 91 75 t 90 76 pc Pensacola 92 75 t 90 77 pc Pompano Beach 91 77 sh 91 79 pc St. Augustine 88 73 c 88 73 pc St. Petersburg 88 77 t 88 77 pc Sarasota 88 77 t 89 76 pc Tallahassee 91 73 pc 89 73 t Tampa 88 75 t 88 79 pc Vero Beach 90 72 t 91 73 pc West Palm Beach 90 76 sh 91 76 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 5:29a 10:05a 4:13p 11:56p Mon. 5:54a 11:01a 5:06p --Today 4:06a 8:21a 2:50p 10:12p Mon. 4:31a 9:17a 3:43p 10:48p Today 2:57a 7:08a 1:40p 8:49p Mon. 3:31a 8:08a 2:35p 9:25p Today 6:01a 10:34a 4:45p --Mon. 6:26a 12:25a 5:38p 11:30a Today 2:21a 7:00a 1:05p 8:51p Mon. 2:46a 7:56a 1:58p 9:27p SSW 4-8 0-1 Light SW 4-8 1-3 LightFt. Myers 87/76 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 89/73 storms afternoon Sarasota 88/77 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEFirst Aug 18 Full Aug 26 Last Sep 2 New Sep 9 Today 8:11 a.m. 9:24 p.m. Monday 9:17 a.m. 10:07 p.m. Today 6:58 a.m. 8:08 p.m. Monday 6:59 a.m. 8:07 p.m. Today 7:11a 12:57a 7:40p 1:26p Mon. 8:12a 1:58a 8:39p 2:25p Tue. 9:11a 2:58a 9:36p 3:23p Monterrey 93/72 Chihuahua 79/61 Los Angeles 85/67 Washington 86/74 New York 80/72 Miami 89/78 Atlanta 91/70 Detroit 85/66 Houston 93/75 Kansas City 92/66 Chicago 88/67 Minneapolis 91/70 El Paso 85/66 Denver 91/58 Billings 96/62 San Francisco 67/52 Seattle 78/59 Toronto 84/64 Montreal 84/66 Winnipeg 98/66 Ottawa 85/63 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: 08/12/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 85 62 t 89 67 pc Anchorage 64 55 r 58 53 sh Atlanta 91 70 pc 90 68 pc Baltimore 85 71 t 82 67 t Billings 96 62 s 80 57 pc Birmingham 94 72 pc 93 70 pc Boise 91 62 pc 95 63 pc Boston 78 71 sh 77 70 sh Buffalo 83 65 pc 81 66 t Burlington, VT 83 67 pc 85 70 pc Charleston, WV 82 62 c 82 64 t Charlotte 90 68 t 88 66 pc Chicago 88 67 pc 89 69 s Cincinnati 85 63 pc 85 65 pc Cleveland 83 66 pc 81 67 t Columbia, SC 93 72 t 91 69 pc Columbus, OH 84 64 c 84 66 t Concord, NH 74 64 c 76 67 c Dallas 85 72 t 87 73 t Denver 91 58 pc 90 58 pc Des Moines 93 66 s 93 71 s Detroit 85 66 pc 86 66 pc Duluth 87 64 s 89 64 s Fairbanks 69 52 c 66 49 c Fargo 96 70 s 94 59 s Hartford 80 66 sh 80 70 sh Helena 91 54 s 80 51 pc Honolulu 88 76 pc 90 77 sh Houston 93 75 t 93 74 pc Indianapolis 87 66 s 85 66 s Jackson, MS 91 73 t 91 73 t Kansas City 92 66 pc 87 69 pc Knoxville 84 66 pc 85 63 pc Las Vegas 105 85 s 105 84 s Los Angeles 85 67 s 83 65 s Louisville 88 69 c 88 70 s Memphis 91 74 t 91 75 pc Milwaukee 82 64 pc 86 70 s Minneapolis 91 70 s 92 72 s Montgomery 94 72 pc 93 73 t Nashville 89 68 c 92 68 pc New Orleans 91 78 t 92 78 sh New York City 80 72 t 81 71 t Norfolk, VA 87 72 t 85 72 t Oklahoma City 82 69 t 77 66 r Omaha 93 67 s 91 71 pc Philadelphia 85 73 t 83 71 t Phoenix 104 82 pc 105 82 pc Pittsburgh 81 63 t 80 63 t Portland, ME 74 65 pc 76 67 c Portland, OR 81 60 s 93 62 s Providence 81 69 sh 81 72 sh Raleigh 88 70 t 85 68 t Salt Lake City 96 68 pc 93 68 pc St. Louis 90 69 s 92 71 s San Antonio 91 77 t 94 75 pc San Diego 85 73 pc 83 71 pc San Francisco 67 52 pc 66 53 pc Seattle 78 59 s 85 60 s Washington, DC 86 74 t 85 71 t Amsterdam 78 61 pc 71 61 t Baghdad 112 82 s 109 83 s Beijing 89 76 t 89 76 t Berlin 80 58 pc 88 62 pc Buenos Aires 64 51 pc 65 46 pc Cairo 98 76 s 97 76 s Calgary 68 44 pc 67 48 pc Cancun 88 77 s 88 77 pc Dublin 68 55 c 68 55 c Edmonton 54 37 sh 66 44 pc Halifax 78 62 pc 78 66 c Kiev 81 55 pc 81 62 s London 69 58 r 74 58 pc Madrid 96 66 pc 95 64 s Mexico City 71 57 t 73 56 t Montreal 84 66 s 86 71 pc Ottawa 85 63 s 85 67 c Paris 86 61 pc 75 59 t Regina 91 54 pc 67 44 c Rio de Janeiro 74 66 pc 74 64 c Rome 89 68 s 88 69 s St. Johns 76 57 pc 82 61 pc San Juan 89 79 s 86 78 pc Sydney 62 48 s 68 48 s Tokyo 88 79 t 88 80 t Toronto 84 64 s 82 65 pc Vancouver 73 59 pc 79 62 s Winnipeg 98 66 s 75 49 pcHigh ................ 102 at Wolf Point, MTLow ........................ 32 at Gothic, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)84The temperature reached 90 degrees for the 19th consecutive day in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 12, 1980. Q: What is the coldest major U.S. city in the summer?A: San Francisco, Calif. 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 88/75 88/73 88/74 88/74 89/74 88/74 87/73 88/73 86/73 88/75 89/78 86/78 87/77 87/76 88/75 89/73 88/75 88/75 88/75 89/74 88/74 89/74 89/75 88/77 88/74 88/80 87/77 88/78 88/74 89/76 88/78 88/73 88/77 88/78 86/79 87/76 87/76 88/76Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By Johnny DiazSUN SENTINEL (TNS)The Perseid meteor shower is back and can be seen through Monday. The celestial show peaks every August when Earth passes through the debris trails of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes near Earth every 133 years on its trip around the sun. This years meteor viewing arrived with a good forecast. The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and thatll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it,Ž NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com. He added that the moon will be a thin crescent and set early, leaving a dark canvas for the meteors bright streaks and “reballs.Ž Viewing results tend to change year to year. This years viewing may make up for last years underwhelming showing when the glare of a full moon made if dif“cult to see the shower well. Cooke said sky watchers could see 60 to 70 meteors an hour during its peak this year. The Perseids are known for “reballs which are grain-size pieces of dust that burn up and radiate as they travel through the atmosphere at 37 miles per second. When is the best time to watch the shower? The best time to see the shower is after about 2 a.m. when the Perseus constellation is high in the sky. No special equipment is necessary to see the meteors. Its suggested that viewing is better with the naked eye than with binoculars or telescope because viewers can take in a wider view.Weekend sky is alive with meteor shower By HUGO MARTINLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)During the controversy surrounding the release of blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration said airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags. The 3D-printed gun controversy began in June when Defense Distributed of Austin, Texas, reached a settlement with the federal government to allow it to make the plans for the guns available for download. Then a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints, and a coalition of 20 state attorneys general “led a motion Aug. 2 to continue to block the release of the plans. But TSA of“cials say 3D-printed guns and “rearm components have been in circulation for years and have been found on passengers trying to board commercial ”ights. Since August 2016, the TSA has detected two 3D-printed guns and two 3D-printed “rearm components, all of which were voluntarily abandoned by the passengers who packed them in their carry-on bags, TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said. The most recent component was discovered in January at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. TSA of“cers are trained and on the lookout for 3D guns,Ž he said. We have proven detection capabilities and screening protocols in place.Ž Like all “rearms, explosives and replica weapons, 3D-printed guns are prohibited in the cabins of commercial planes. Passengers caught trying to bring any weapons into a ”ight are turned over to local law enforcement for prosecution and could face civil penalties of up to $9,800 imposed by the TSAUndetectable plastic 3D printed guns have been detected by TSA airport screenersBy KAREN MATTHEWSASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK „ In an aboutface, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican congressman from New York was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying he will suspend his campaign and “nish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a biotechnology company to family members so they could pro“t from illicit trades. He had said later that day he would remain on the ballot despite the indictment and “ght the charges. But Collins reversed himself Saturday. I have decided that it is in the best interests of the constituents of NY-27, the Republican Party and President Donald Trumps agenda for me to suspend my campaign for re-election to Congress,Ž his statement said. He went on to say he will “ll out his term and continue to “ght the meritless charges brought against me.Ž He has denied any wrongdoing. Collins decision to end his re-election bid appeared to boost Democrats chances of taking in a solidly Republican district, but the announcement left unanswered questions including how Collins name could be removed from the ballot. Wednesdays indictment charges Collins and two others, including his son, with conspiracy, wire fraud and other counts. Prosecutors say the charges relate to a scheme to gain insider information about a biotechnology company headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with of“ces in Auckland, New Zealand. It is unclear whether Collins name can be removed from the November ballot at this point and whether Republican Party of“cials will be able to nominate another candidate for the seat. Under New York state election law, Collins name could be taken off the ballot under certain narrowly de“ned circumstances that include death, disquali“cation or being nominated for a different of“ce such as a county clerkship. Jessica Proud, a spokeswoman for the New York state Republican Party, said party of“cials are weighing their options. She said no decision has been made about a possible replacement for Collins on the ballot „ if they are able to replace him. Stefan Mychajliw, the Erie County comptroller, released a statement putting his name forward for the ballot spot and said he hoped to earn the support of county Republican of“cials in the district. A spokesman for Nate McMurray, the Democrat in the race, said McMurray planned a news conference later Saturday in Rochester. The actions of Congressman Collins should disqualify him, his cronies and corporate donors from choosing his replacement on the ballot,Ž McMurrays campaign said in a news release. McMurray, the town supervisor of Grand Island, New York, said after Collins indictment that he took no joy in the terrible newsŽ of his rivals arrest. He said tens of thousands of dollars were donated to his campaign in the 24 hours after Collins arrest and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reached out to partner with McMurrays team. The district spans an area between the Rochester and Buffalo suburbs and is considering the most Republicanleaning district in New York. The race had not been considered competitive by many observers, including those predicting a blue waveŽ that gives Democrats control of the House. The area backed Trump over Hillary Clinton by nearly 25 percentage points in 2016, when Collins beat his Democratic challenger by more than 2-1. Collins was an early supporter of Trumps presidential campaign and has been one of Trumps most ardent defenders. In his statement Saturday, Collins warned of Democrats winning the House in the midterm elections and then launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump.ŽFacing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid MARY ALTAFFERThis Aug. 8, “le photo shows Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins as he leaves federal court in New York.

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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD CASAWENTFLORATRIODE ACEREACHRIPUPSEALUP PARTYTRAYAMISSANGLEE NIECELAMAZEHEARTRATE NEATELIJAHISEE IRANGATETEUTONSDEALS TASTETESTRITUALSPOI ADLERATOMCARMENMCRAE LIARIRONORESOARING YOMGRANITAUSBPULSE LOSTINTHESHUFFLE YEASTAGONOTTRUEBAH ATTAINSSENEGALBADU CHATTYCATHYETONABNER HERSAMHILLLOCALCALL TRIEDLIEFLATDEPLANES MAGINIACINPARA GAMERRAGEBOXOUTYARDS APARNAORALSBRASSBARS GORGESTVSETEGGOIMIN SPEEDSHESSELESTCAPS HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDISTANBUL (AP) „ Turkeys president on Saturday blamed the countrys economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging warŽ against his country. Speaking in the northeastern province of Rize, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that dollars, euros and gold were now the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of the economic war being waged against our country.Ž Erdogan promised supporters that Turkey was taking the necessary precautions to protect its economy but added the most important thing is breaking the hands “ring these weapons.Ž Turkey was hit by a “nancial shockwave this week as its currency nosedived over concerns about the governments economic policies and a trade dispute with the United States. The lira tumbled 14 percent Friday, to 6.51 per dollar, a massive move for a currency that will make Turkish residents poorer and further erode international investors con“dence in the country. The currency drop is particularly painful for Turkey because it “nances a lot of its economic growth with foreign money. The currencys drop „ 41 percent so far this year „ is a gauge of fear over a country coming to terms with years of high debt, international concern over Erdogans push to amass power, and a souring in relations with allies like the U.S. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Friday, Erdogan criticized the tensions with the U.S., saying a failure to reverse this trend of unilateralism and disrespect will require us to start looking for new friends and allies.Ž Among the issues, Turkey has arrested an American pastor and put him on trial for espionage and terror-related charges linked to a failed coup attempt in the country two years ago. The pastor has proclaimed his innocence. The U.S. responded by slapping sanctions on Turkey and threatening more. The sides held talks in Washington this week but failed to resolve the spat. President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that he had authorized the doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey. He said the tariffs on aluminum imports would be increased to 20 percent and those on steel to 50 percent as the Turkish lira slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!Ž Our relations with Turkey are not good at this time!Ž he wrote. The United States is the biggest destination for Turkish steel exports, with 11 percent of the Turkish export volume. The lira fell further after Trumps tweet. Turkey later said Erdogan had held a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss economic ties. It did not disclose details, but the move suggests Turkey might gravitate further from its NATO allies toward cooperation with Russia, whose relations with the West are at their lowest point since the Cold War. Turkeys woes have been aggravated by investor worries about the economic policies of Erdogan, who won a new term in of“ce in June with sweeping new powers. Erdogan has been putting pressure on Turkeys central bank to not raise interest rates in order to keep fueling economic growth. He claims higher rates lead to higher in”ation „ the opposite of what standard economic theory says. Independent analysts argue the central bank should instead raise rates to tame in”ation and support the currency. Amid the dispute, foreign investors could be spooked and try to pull their money out, reinforcing the currency drop and potentially leading to “nancial instability.Turkeys president: US waging economic war against Turkey PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE VIA AP, POOLTurkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Ordu, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018.Iran: Chinas stateowned energy CNPC takes over French TOTEHRAN, Iran (AP) „ Irans of“cial IRNA news agency is reporting that Chinas state-owned petroleum corporation has taken a majority share of the countrys South Pars gas project after French oil and gas company Total announced it would pull out because renewed U.S. economic sanctions against Iran. The Saturday report quotes Mohammad Mostafavi, an of“cial in Irans state oil company, as saying CNPC now owns 80 percent of the shares in the $5 billion project, having bought shares from Total. CNPC originally had some 30 percent of shares in the project. The renewal of U.S. sanctions took effect on Tuesday.Egypt officials say bombing attempt near church thwartedCAIRO (AP) „ A man wearing an explosives belt attempted to attack a Coptic Christian church north of Cairo but failed to enter before blowing himself up, Egyptian security of“cials said Saturday. The man tried to enter the church in Mostorod district in Qaliubiya province with churchgoers but heightened security around the church prevented him from approaching, the of“cials said. Local media reported that he detonated the explosives about 275 yards from the church, killing himself. No other fatalities were reported. Mostorod is located some 7.2 miles north of Cairo. The of“cials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media. No group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. Egypts Christians account for about 10 percent of the countrys predominantly Muslim population. They have been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that have left more than 100 dead and scores wounded. Egypt has been under a state of emergency since bombings and suicide attacks targeting minority Coptic Christians killed scores in 2017. The extremist Islamist State group claimed those attacks. The government has been struggling to contain an insurgency by Islamic militants led by an af“liate of IS in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, but attacks on the mainland have also occurred.Egypt prosecutors order ex-monk detained over abbot deathCAIRO (AP) „ Prosecutors on Saturday ordered a recently defrocked monk to be detained for four days pending an investigation into his alleged involvement in the death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo, Egypts state news agency said. The defrocked monk, identi“ed by his monastic name of Isaiah, confessed to collaborating with others to kill Bishop Epiphanius, abbot of St. Macarius Monastery, prosecutors said. Isaiahs lawyer withdrew from the case and ceased defending him, the state-run MENA reported. It remains unclear whether another lawyer will be assigned to the case. The decision to strip Isaiah of his monkhood came on Aug. 5, a week after the incident. The Coptic Orthodox Church dismissed any connection to the Epiphanius death, however, saying the decision was made based on strictly monastic reasons.Ž The abbots mystery killing took place July 29. His funeral was attended by Pope Tawadros II, the spiritual leader of Egypts Coptic Orthodox Christians, one the worlds oldest Christian communities. In a statement, the church said Isaiah has a record of failing to abide by the monasterys rules and that an investigation committee had previously decided to keep him out of the monastery for three years, but other monks had signed a petition calling for him to be pardoned and pledged to help him change his wrong course.Ž Isaiah failed to change his conduct which resulted in his defrocking, the church added. Following Epiphanius death, the church took a series of measures aimed at instilling discipline into monastic life. Among them was to halt accepting new novices in monasteries nationwide for a year and giving monks across Egypt one month to close their social media accounts arguing that keeping them is incompatible with monastic life. Egypt, the birthplace of Christian monasticism, is home to some of the worlds most ancient monasteries, nestled in the countrys barren desert and which have drawn monks for centuries to lead solitary ascetic lives. Monks have largely remained in retreat even amid the monumental changes that shook Egypts political and social landscape in recent years. PARIS (AP) „ A French judge handed preliminary charges Saturday to two Germans whose group ran an unauthorized campsite in southern France that was inundated by ”ash ”oods, forcing the emergency evacuation of 119 children. The men, who were not identi“ed by name, were handed preliminary charges of involuntary injury aggravated by endangerment and creating a campsite without a permit, Nimes Prosecutor Eric Maurel said. The newspaper Le Monde identi“ed the two as the president and vice president of the Jugendfrderung Saint-Antonius group, which owned the land where the campsite was located, in the village of Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas in the Gard region. The children were rapidly evacuated Thursday as the rivers over”owed their banks. A handful were hospitalized with minor injuries. The two were placed under judicial supervision and forbidden to visit the Gard region except to appear when summoned by judicial authorities and meet with their lawyers, Maurel said. They were given 15 days to remove their possessions from the site. Rescuers continued to search for a missing German monitor at the campsite, which was inundated during the ”ash ”oods on Thursday that reportedly swept away his van. The children removed from the camp were among 1,600 evacuated, mostly preventatively, in three regions by Thursday evening after torrential rains quickly transformed rivers and streams into torrents. The campsite in SaintJulien-de-Peyrolas was in a ”ood zone. Just 48 hours before the waters suddenly rose, municipal of“cials had warned the group of the dangers of remaining due to the threat of rising waters, the prosecutors of“ce said.French judge charges 2 German officials in campsite flood FRENCH GENDARMERIE NATIONALE VIA APIn this photo provided by the French Gendarmerie Nationale, a damaged trailer is photographed after ”oods at Saint-Juliende-Peyrolas camping site, in southern France, Friday. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) „ Members of Israels Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the states non-Jewish citizens. The rally Saturday night marks further fallout from the explosive NationState law that the government says enshrines the states Jewish character but which critics say undermines Israels democratic values. One clause downgrades the Arabic language from of“cial to specialŽ standing. Protester Omar Sultan says: This law is against us, against the Arabic language, against peace, against our future in this land.Ž Arab citizens make up some 20 percent of Israels population. They enjoy full citizenship but face discrimination in some areas of society. Some view them with suspicion as many identify politically and culturally with Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill AP PHOTOIsraeli Arabs hold a Palestinian ”ag during a protest against the Jewish nation bill in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday. ROME (AP) „ Pope Francis has told Italian Catholic youths in Rome to pursue their dreams despite job market worries. Tens of thousands of young people “lled Romes ancient Circus Maximus on Saturday evening to hear Francis advise them to ignore adults who warn against certain professions, saying they are not in demand. Many walked for days to reach the rally. Francis answered questions submitted in advance. One university student told him that a professor had discouraged her from pursuing her passion in art, saying that studying business instead would better for getting a job. Decrying dreams of convenience,Ž Francis urged them to take risks on that street of your dreams.Ž He declared that fear brings pessimism.ŽPope to youth: Dream, dont let fear make you pessimistic AP PHOTOPope Francis arrives at Romes Circus Maximus, Saturday.

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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2018. There are 141 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 12, 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, at a press conference in New York.On this dateIn 1859 poet and English professor Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the words to America the Beautiful,Ž was born in Falmouth, Mass. In 1898 fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end. In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened. In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1944 during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his co-pilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England. In 1953 the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb. In 1962 one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely Aug. 15. In 1977 the space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating, then touching down in Californias Mojave Desert. In 1985 the worlds worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Airlines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people. (Four people survived.) In 1992 after 14 months of negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced in Washington that they had concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2000 the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea. In 2004 New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation and acknowledged that hed had an extramarital affair with another man. Ten years ago: Declaring the aggressor has been punished,Ž the Kremlin ordered a halt to Russias devastating assault on Georgia „ five days of air and ground attacks that left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people. Five years ago: James WhiteyŽ Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nations most-wanted fugitives, was convicted in a string of 11 killings and dozens of other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. (Bulger is now serving a life sentence in federal prison.)Todays birthdays Actor George Hamilton is 79. Actress Dana Ivey is 77. Actress Jennifer Warren is 77. Rock singer-musician Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 69. Actor Jim Beaver is 68. Singer Kid Creole is 68. Jazz musician Pat Metheny is 64. Actor Sam J. Jones is 64. Actor Bruce Greenwood is 62. Country singer Danny Shirley is 62. Pop musician Roy Hay (Culture Club) is 57. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 55. Actor Peter Krause is 53. Actor Brent Sexton is 51. International Tennis Hall of Famer Pete Sampras is 47. Actor-comedian Michael Ian Black is 47. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown is 47. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 47. Actor Casey Affleck is 43. Rock musician Bill Uechi is 43. Actress Maggie Lawson is 38. Actress Dominique Swain is 38. Actress Leah Pipes is 30. Actor Lakeith Stanfield is 27. Actress Cara Delevingne is 26. Actress Imani Hakim is 25.Bible verseAnd many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from JerusalemŽ „ Isaiah 2:3. Thats the way it ought to be. Trouble comes when we hear but do not act upon his word. Him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin.Ž two F-15C alert aircraft were scrambled from Portland but did not “re upon the plane. At a news conference in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, of“cials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said that they are still working closely with authorities as they investigate what happened. Safety is our No. 1 goal,Ž said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. Last nights event is going to push us to learn what we can from this tragedy so that we can ensure this does not happen again at Alaska Air Group or at any other airline.Ž The bizarre incident involving a worker who authorities said was suicidal points to one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel: airline or airport employees causing mayhem. The greatest threat we have to aviation is the insider threat,Ž Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent and transportation security expert, told The Associated Press. Here we have an employee who was vetted to the level to have access to the aircraft and had a skill set pro“cient enough to take off with that plane.Ž Seattle FBI agent in charge Jay Tabb Jr. cautioned that the investigation would take a lot of time, and details, including the employees name, would not be released right away. Dozens of personnel were out at the crash site, and co-workers and family members were being interviewed, he said. There was no connection to terrorism, said Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the sheriffs department. Video showed the Horizon Air Q400 doing large loops and other dangerous maneuvers as the sun set on Puget Sound. There were no passengers aboard. Authorities initially said the man was a mechanic, but Alaska Airlines later said he was believed to be a ground service agent employed by Horizon. Those employees direct aircraft for takeoff and gate approach and de-ice planes, as well as handle baggage. Southers, the aviation security expert, said the man could have caused mass destruction. If he had the skill set to do loops with a plane like this, he certainly had the capacity to ”y it into a building and kill people on the ground,Ž he said. Gary Beck, CEO of Horizon Air, said it wasnt clear how the man knew to start the engine, which requires a series of switches and levers. We dont know how he learned to do that,Ž he said. The plane was pursued by military aircraft before it crashed on tiny Ketron Island, southwest of Tacoma, Washington. Video showed “ery ”ames amid trees on the island, which is sparsely populated and only accessible by ferry. No structures on the ground were damaged, Alaska Airlines said. Troyer said F-15C aircraft took off out of Portland, Oregon, were in the air within a few minutes,Ž and the pilots kept people on the ground safe.Ž Sheriffs department of“cials said they were working to conduct a background investigation on the Pierce County resident. The aircraft was stolen about 8 p.m. Alaska Airlines said it was in a maintenance positionŽ and not scheduled for a passenger ”ight. Horizon Air is part of Alaska Air Group and ”ies shorter routes throughout the U.S. West. The Q400 is a turboprop aircraft with 76 seats. The man could be heard on audio recordings telling air traf“c controllers that he is just a broken guy.Ž An air traf“c controller called the man Rich,Ž and tried to convince the man to land the airplane. There is a runway just off to your right side in about a mile,Ž the controller says, referring to an air“eld at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Oh man. Those guys will rough me up if I try and land there,Ž the man responded, later adding This is probably jail time for life, huh?Ž Later the man said: Ive got a lot of people that care about me. Its going to disappoint them to hear that I did this ... Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess.Ž Flights out of Sea-Tac, the largest commercial airport in the Paci“c Northwest, were temporarily grounded during the drama. The plane crashed in a heavily wooded area of thick underbrush on the island, said Debra Eckrote, the Western Paci“c regional chief for the National Transportation Safety Board. The crash sparked a 2-acre wild“re. It is highly fragmented,Ž she said of the plane. The wings are off, the fuselage is, I think, kind of positioned upside down.Ž Investigators expect they will be able to recover both the cockpit voice recorder and the event data recorder from the plane. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday morning that President Donald Trump is monitoring the situation.ŽPLANEFROM PAGE 1 The United States has accused Moscow of giving weapons to the Taliban. Still, Andrew Wilder, vice president of Asia programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace said Washington would welcome a constructiveŽ Russian role in “nding a way toward a peace pact in Afghanistan. What wouldnt be helpful would be if the Uzbek efforts to facilitate lines of communication with the Taliban are not closely coordinated with the Afghan government,Ž he said. High pro“le talks by foreign governments with the Taliban that exclude the Afghan government risk providing too much legitimacy to the Taliban without getting much in return,Ž Wilder said. There was no immediate comment from the Afghan government, but neither the Taliban nor the Uzbek foreign ministry statement mentioned the Afghan government. For Uzbekistan, the IS presence is particularly worrisome as hundreds of its “ghters are former members of the radical Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a declared terrorist group considered the architect of some of the more horri“c attacks carried out by IS in Afghanistan. Last year, there were reports that the son of Tahir Yuldashev, the powerful Uzbek leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, who was killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan in 2009, was leading efforts to help expand IS in”uence in Afghanistan. Last week, Afghan security forces reportedly rescued scores of Afghan Uzbeks who had declared their allegiance to IS when they came under attack by Taliban “ghters in northern Afghanistan not far from the border with Uzbekistan. The rescued Uzbek warriors declared they would join the peace process. Most of those rescued were Afghan Uzbeks loyal to Afghanistans Vice President Rashid Dostum who had gone over to IS after Dostum fell out with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and ”ed to Turkey in May last year. Coincidentally their rescue from the Taliban came just days after Dostum returned to Afghanistan and reconciled with Ghanis government.TALKSFROM PAGE 1counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. The days death toll rose to three when a state police helicopter that had been monitoring the event and assisting with the governors motorcade crashed, killing two troopers. Among the remembrance events scheduled for Saturday was a morning of re”ection and renewalŽ at UVA that featured musical performances, a poetry reading and an address from University President James Ryan. Ryan recalled how a group of students and community members faced off against the white supremacist marchers near a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus, calling it a remarkable moment of courage and bravery.Ž Later Saturday evening, students and activists planned to hold a Rally for JusticeŽ on campus. By midafternoon, the city said hundreds of people had passed through the downtown checkpoints. Police arrested three men in or near the secured perimeter for trespassing, possessing prohibited items and being drunk in public, the city said in a news release. Gov. Ralph Northam and the city both declared states of emergency earlier in the week, citing the potential impacts of eventsŽ during the anniversary weekend. The states declaration allocates $2 million in state funds and authorizes the Virginia National Guard to assist in security efforts. Some community activists were concerned that this years heavy police presence could be a counterproductive overreaction. An independent investigation of the rally violence, led by a former federal prosecutor, found the chaos last year stemmed from a passive response by law enforcement and poor preparation and coordination between state and city police. Lisa Woolfork, a University of Virginia professor and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville organizer, said police are mounting a huge, overwhelming show of force to compensate for last years inaction.Ž Last year, I was afraid of the Nazis. This year, Im afraid of the police,Ž Woolfork said. This is not making anyone that I know feel safe.Ž But others said Saturday they were comforted by the security measures. Kyle Rodland, who took his young sons to get ice cream downtown, said he felt much safer than last year, when he left town with his family and stayed with his parents after seeing people armed with long ri”es walking around outside his home. Events marking the anniversary were also expected Sunday in both Charlottesville and Washington, D.C., where Jason Kessler, the primary organizer of last summers rally, has obtained a permit for a white civil rightsŽ rally. Heyers mother, Susan Bro, said in an interview with The Associated Press that she has been dreading the anniversary of her daughters death for months. Bro likened losing a child to standing in shallow water as waves roll continually in. You let the wave wash over, and you dont chase it. You let it go and youre OK until the next one comes,Ž she said. But today, I feel like high tide is in.ŽRALLYFROM PAGE 1for new energy projects. Those measures were punishing, but the sanctions announced by the Trump administration this past week could be even worse. The restrictions were triggered under U.S. law on chemical weapons following a formal U.S. determination that Russia used the Novichok nerve agent to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March. The “rst tranche, due to take effect Aug. 22, will deny export licenses to Russia for the purchase of many items with national security implications. Existing sanctions already prohibit the export of most military and security-related items, but now the ban will be extended to goods such as gas turbine engines, electronics and calibration equipment that were previously allowed on a case-by-case basis. The State Department said it could potentially affect hundreds of millions of dollars in trade. Its a signi“cant step, but not an overwhelming one,Ž said Daniel Fried, a veteran State Department of“cial who served as chief U.S. coordinator for sanctions policy until he retired last year. Russia has 90 days to provide assurancesŽ that it will not use chemical weapons in the future and allow inspections. If Russia does not comply, Trump will be obligated to impose a second set of sanctions, applying restrictions on at least three from a menu of options: opposing multilateral bank assistance to Russia, broad restrictions on exports and imports, downgrading diplomatic relations, prohibiting air carrier landing rights and barring U.S. banks from making loans to the Russian government. That could do signi“cantly more economic harm and have a lasting, destabilizing effect on the currency and stock markets. Senior Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Nikonov said a second set of sanctions may be inevitable and predicted it would pitch relations to new low. The relationship is already routinely described as at its worst since the Cold War. Things could get even worse if the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act, which a bipartisan group of senators introduced Aug. 2, makes its way through Congress. It would target Russias state-controlled banks and freeze their operations in dollars, which would deal a heavy blow to the Russian economy. The prospects for the legislation becoming law remain uncertain. Medvedev warned the U.S. that such a move would cross a red line and would warrant a Russian response by economic, political or other meansŽ he did not specify. His tough tone was a departure from past nonchalance from Putin and his lieutenants over the impact of Western sanctions on the Russian economy. Vladimir Vasilyev, a researcher with the Institute of the U.S. and Canada, a government-funded Moscow think tank, said U.S.-Russian ties were now approaching the point of no return with no prospect for improvementŽ in sight. Fried said that in addition to uncertainty over sanctions, Moscows strong response this time is likely also being fueled by larger inconsistencies in U.S. policy toward Russia. While Trump has hankered for closer ties with Putin, the government he leads has been far less accommodating. Whatever deal the Russians had or thought they had or thought they could get from President Donald Trump, theyre not able to get it from Trumps administration,Ž Fried said. The State Department denied inconsistency in U.S. policy and maintained that sanctions were aimed at encouraging improved behavior from Russia. Wed like to have a better relationship with the Russian government, recognizing that we have a lot of areas of mutual concern,Ž spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.SANCTIONSFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTO/A group, Anti-fascism demonstrators, march past lunchtime diners in the downtown area in anticipation of the anniversary of last years Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.

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Good ways to network include reaching out to all your professional contacts from past positions, as well as any other well-connected people you know. Inform them that youre looking for a new position and ask them to keep you in mind and to connect you with anyone they know in fields or companies of interest to you. Its smart to build a strong network well before you need it, by cultivating lots of professional relationships and tending to them over the years, through occasional meals, sharing articles of interest and so on. € Dont bad-mouth your former employer on social media or during interviews, as youll come across as unprofessional. Instead, say little or just stick to some simple facts about your separation from the company. Losing a job can be painful, but your next position may be even better than your last one. So freshen up that resume and start being active on sites such as LinkedIn.com Indeed.com Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com .The Motley Fool TakeMicrosoft Has Been ChangingIf youre still thinking of Microsoft as mainly a producer of the Internet Explorer browser and software for your personal computer, you need to catch up. Microsoft has been reinventing itself, focusing on the cloud and the corporate market, and the results have been substantial. The companys recently reported fourth-quarter results exceeded analysts expectations, with total revenue growing by 17 percent year over year to $30 billion. Thats pretty good for a company with a market value recently topping $800 billion! Revenue from Microsofts commercial cloud computing businesses surged by 53 percent to nearly $7 billion, representing about a quarter of the companys total revenue. The more personal computingŽ division saw revenue grow by 17 percent, while LinkedIn, which Microsoft acquired in 2016, posted revenue growth of 37 percent. Microsoft has been good to its shareholders, too, returning $5.3 billion to them via dividends and share buybacks during the fourth quarter. Its dividend recently yielded 1.65 percent, and it has been regularly increasing its payout by an average of about 13 percent per year. You can find higher dividend yields elsewhere, but not all companies offer Microsofts stability and long-term growth potential. (Teresa Kersten, a member of The Motley Fools board of directors, is an employee of LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentDoubled DownBack in 1980, I invested in a limited partnership involving domestic oil exploration. My broker recommended it, and it seemed like a good idea. For several years, this investment was successful and paid me well in dividends. 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Send us an email to foolnews@fool.com.Fools SchoolIf You Lose Your Job ƒIt happens to many of us, and often at an unexpected time. Whether you were fired for cause or fell victim to a recent round of layoffs, finding yourself out of a job is a tough spot to be in. As you regain your bearings and start seeking a new position, here are some tips. € Keep in touch with your former colleagues „ even those with whom you werent very close. Theres a good chance that some of them will hear of job openings in your industry that might be right for you. They might not only inform you, but sometimes they can put in a good word for you, too. They might also provide helpful references once youre being considered for a new position. € Aim to do a lot of networking instead of just mailing out resumes. You want to stand out among the many applications companies receive for each position, so it can help a lot if someone at a company 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 8/9 LAST WEEKS TRIVIA ANSWERI was born 25 years ago in Alexandria, Virginia, as a print newsletter. Today I oversee a great global investment community, educating, amusing and enriching millions through my website, investing services, books, podcasts, syndicated newspaper feature, asset management service and more. (There are millions of copies of my books in print.) With offices in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Singapore and Germany, Im an advocate for individual investors. My name is taken from Shakespeare and refers to the character who could tell the king the truth without getting his head lopped off. My favorite holiday is in April. Who am I? (Answer: The Motley Fool)Want to Invest? Email us at foolnews@fool.com, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice.

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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS PLUMBING THE DEPTHS by Myles Mellor 1. QCJB NTKX KGKFE PMDK SHOVZKF NT QCKD BCKE PJHH MDBT XHOVZKF? BCKE CJGK SMSK NFKJVX! 2. RY DLEH PBUUDP UHECSDHO PREWDW CSD ZBHEFD KCRCEBY RYW KCBHD CSD CBEHDCK. ZBHEFD KRO CSDO SRLD YBCSEYA CB AB BY.... 3. BHX ZCCU LIYRKGQ SFII EGII XCY FH OFD LGQDCHBI JFGS, B ZCCU TIYDO KGBED B TYII OCYDG GJGQX EFRG! 4. XNSKNKJXYDB IDZ UJBJIAC HADXIJKS NL: QCAA GNHHJAR OJW QGNZ RYDU GDBINKL ONJACL ZY OJW!Ž 1. What does every fine plumber do when they fall into slumber? They have pipe dreams! 2. An evil robber blithely raided the police station and stole the toilets. Police say they have nothing to go on.... 3. Any good plumber will tell you in his personal view, a good flush beats a full house every time! 4. Magnanimous but risible plumbing ad: Well happily fix what your husband failed to fix!Ž CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Lifes routines are so much sweeter when youre doing them around people you enjoy. Today youll appreciate the interesting point of view that others bring to daily life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You equate rest with laziness, but its not that, not at all. Really big things are happening when you rest. Its your moment for recovery, renewal, regeneration. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your outreach is kind. You assume the best of others. Kindred souls will come into your world to share what they can and give you company and entertainment. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are those who profess to have deeply held principles, yet they abandon them for a more pleasurable or lucrative opportunity. Youre honorable. Surround yourself with the honorable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Something you romanticized about last year will come to fruition in the days to come. Stay awake, aware and diligent, even if your diligence is in your own health and rest. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are concerned with whats right, not with winning social Brownie points. Thats why your choices may cause feathers to rue. But better rued feathers than false friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This is a beautiful moment. What youre looking for is trying to nd you, too. Things like this dont happen every day, yet you still have to keep your cool to pull this o. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The feeling youll have when a friend reaches out to y ou in the moment you need it most is eclipsed only by the feeling you give when youre the one who reaches out to a friend in the moment of need. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youre a skilled diplomat who knows that getting a persons hopes up is not nice. Not only is it not nice but its the work of a novice. Youll expertly arrange the expectations of others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You are the egalitarian of the zodiac today. You sincerely dont think that your work or station is any better or less than that of any other person on earth, and for that youll be rewarded with a wider range of knowledge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Youre noticing, and therefore youll see more thats wrong and more thats right and more that you cant explain or understand. Do not let your awareness confuse you. Take notes without judgment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Theres a tone to strike today between mysterious and accessible. Hitting the right note will get you access to treats and delights without the encumbrance of weighty commitment. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 12). You know what you want, and your will is so strong this solar return that it would take a very nervy person to oppose you. Youll override any who dare. Your condence will attract supporters. A variety of unrelated events will lead to fortuitous relationships and deals and a major win for your nances and your family. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 1, 11, 12 and 5.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)

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The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great man, but hes very tight with his money. We found out early in our relationship that we couldnt have a joint account because it caused so much ghting. We share our bills, but I am broke all the time. I have credit card debt he doesnt know about. (He hates being in debt.) I have had a problem with credit cards before, and he threatened that if it happened again, we are done. How do I tell him I have more credit card debt without losing him? „ SWIMMING IN DEBT DEAR SWIMMING: Go online and begin researching accredited or certied credit counselors. Make sure the one you choose is aliated with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (nfcc. org). While youre at it, get on the internet and locate the nearest chapter of Debtors Anonymous. Its a 12-step program group for individuals who cannot control their spending. You will nd it at www. debtorsanonymous.org. Because you are compulsive about abusing credit cards, prepare yourself for the fact that you may have to get rid of all of them. And when (not if) you inform your husband about whats been going on, be sure he knows you are WILLING to do that. I wish you luck and recovery. DEAR ABBY: My rst wife, Charlene,Ž died eight years ago from an accident caused by her diabetes. Six months after her funeral, I was introduced to a lovely woman and subsequently married her. When I told my former mother-in-law I had started seeing someone, she asked me to cease all contact with her and the rest of the family. I complied with her wish. Since Charlenes death, I have kept her personal photo album. It contains pictures and memorabilia from when she was a child and teenager. I also have some afghans her grandmother made for her. I would like to return them to her parents, but Im afraid of the potential pain it could cause. I considered writing her mother a letter letting her know I have these things and would like to return them. I know theres really no way of easing into this. Im pretty sure, however, that a mom would like to have her daughters things. Your advice would be appreciated. „ TREADING LIGHTLY DEAR TREADING: Because the items belonged to her daughter, box them up and send them to your exmother-in-law. And when you do, include a note explaining that you thought she would like to have them. Period. DEAR ABBY: I read your column often, and it appears to me that if everyone would just take a few moments to step back and think, What if someone said/did this to me? How would I feel?Ž the world would be a smidge kinder. What do you think? Is it that simple, or am I just simple-minded? „ PONDERING IN ALBUQUERQUE DEAR PONDERING: You are not simple-minded. You are paraphrasing a variation of the Golden Rule, which is found in the Bible and has been preached from the pulpit since it was written. We need to apply it now more than ever. And yes, it IS just that simple. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions,Ž send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dear Readers: In the world we live in today, its important to sit down with your children and teach them how to stay safe in an emergency. Give them specic details about what they should do if they get lost and to whom they should go or call. Enter names and contact information into their cellphones. If youre getting ready to go on a vacation or another family outing, like going to a theme park or a sporting event, take a picture of your children with your smartphone. If they do get lost, you will have a photo handy to show to authorities. One easy way to spot a family member is if everyone is wearing the same color shirts. „ Heloise Dear Readers: Baseball and sports caps get lots of use during the summer. They get sweaty, dirty and stinky and need to be cleaned. Wool or vintage caps should be taken to the dry cleaner, but heres how to clean cotton baseball caps. Place the caps on the top rack of the dishwasher (wash alone, no dishes). Attach with clothespins or use special cap form that can be put in the dishwasher. Run through the cycle. If you dont have a dishwasher, clean the bill and cap by hand-washing with a mild liquid detergent and scrubbing a bit and rinsing well. After cleaning, let the caps air-dry. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My husband and I love olives; he likes the green ones and I like the black ones. Is there a difference between green olives and black olives? „ Jenny from New Jersey Dear Jenny: No, in fact, green and black olives are the same fruit. The only dierence is that green olives are immature when they are picked and black olives stay on the tree longer until they turn purple-black. Both taste awful when picked. They have to be pickled to be edible. Green olives are cured in lye and pickled in a brine solution. Black olives are cooked in a brine solution. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: We had candles on a coee table and somehow the wax dripped onto my carpet. How can I get it o the carpet without damaging it? „ Terry from California Dear Terry: Always try to deal with an accident like this as soon as you can. First, ll a metal pan with ice. Place it directly over the candle wax and allow to remain on top of it until the wax is frozen solid. Use a small hammer to tap on the frozen wax to break it up. Then pick up the wax pieces. If you notice residue on the carpet, use a dry-cleaning solvent or a carpet stain remover to eliminate it. „ Heloise Dear Readers: We all love a good cup of freshbrewed coee, but if the coee doesnt taste right, your drip coee maker may be the cause. Give it a good cleaning. (Read the instructions for your appliance before you start.) Take white vinegar and run the largest amount the coee maker will hold through a brewing cycle. Follow this up by running one or two cycles of fresh water through it. This will improve the taste of the coee. If you feel theres a bitter taste in your coee, you can get rid of it by adding a pinch of salt to the coee grounds before brewing. „ Heloise Dear Readers: If you are concerned that the eggs in your refrigerator are too old, try this easy test on each one. Heres how: Dissolve 2 tablespoons of salt in 2 cups of cold water in a bowl. Place the eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom or lay at on their sides, they are fresh. But if they oat to the top, they are not fresh enough to eat. „ HeloiseWifes deepest, darkest secret is the credit card debt shes hidingDear Abby Hints from Heloise

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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 12, 2018By JILL COLVIN and JEFF HORWITZASSOCIATED PRESSBEDMINSTER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter as rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club, lambasting his Justice Department before welcoming members of a Bikers for TrumpŽ fan group. Dozens and dozens of gleaming motorcycles descended on the presidents central New Jersey property for what had been billed as an outdoor photo-op with Trump. But pouring rain and ”ash-”ood warnings scrambled the plan, sending soggy bikers inside a ballroom. Trump signed autographs and posed for sel“es, and guests jeered at reporters and called for them to tell the truth.Ž Hours earlier Trump issued familiar Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation.Trump hangs with bikers Left: President Donald Trump waves as he is cheered by members of Bikers for Trump and supporters, Saturday. AP PHOTOSPresident Donald Trump stands in the rain with members of Bikers for Trump and supporters after saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Saturday, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. By JILL COLVINASSOCIATED PRESSBRIDGEWATER, N.J. „ President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: Lowlife.Ž Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, Unhinged,Ž that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.Ž She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot. On Saturday, reporters asked Trump during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. He responded: Lowlife. Shes a lowlife.Ž Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trumps The ApprenticeŽ reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. In the book, she paints Trump as scattered, self-absorbed, misogynistic and insecure. The book is set for release Tuesday. The White House has already slammed it as riddled with lies and false accusations.Ž The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book ahead of its release. In the book, Manigault Newman claims without evidence that tapes exist of Trump using the N-word repeatedly on the reality shows set. She acknowledges she had never been able to obtain or hear the tapes but said three unnamed sources had described their contents. She alleges that Trump has exhibited signs of a mental decline that could not be deniedŽ and says she went as far as printing out a study linking Diet Coke consumption to dementia and strokes and putting it in his brie“ng stack. She also described him as a man who loved con”ict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or “ght.Ž Manigault Newman also alleges that Trump allies tried to buy her silence after she left the White House, offering her $15,000 a month to serve in a senior positionŽ on his 2020 re-election campaign along with a stringent nondisclosure agreement. She says when she turned down the offer, she received letters from Trumps lawyers telling her to stay quiet.In wake of critical book, Trump calls Omarosa a lowlife HILO, Hawaii (AP) „ A recent blunder that resulted in an accused murderer being erroneously released has prompted a new restriction for Hawaii Community Correctional Center inmate releases. Deputy Attorney General Laura Maeshiro, representing the state Department of Public Safety, said Thursday during a hearing that because Brian Lee Smith was mistakenly freed on July 24, the department has delegated the responsibility of releasing inmates from the Hilo jail to just two people „ the warden and the chief of security, West Hawaii Today reported. Smith remained free for two days before calling to turn himself into police around 11 p.m. July 26. The court is cognizant that the Department of Public Safety is conducting its own internal investigation in to this case, and as such, the court will leave it up to the Department of Public Safety to determine what did or what did not happen regarding the release of the defendant, Brian Smith,Ž 3rd Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino said after noting there was no excuseŽ for the incident. Smith was supposed to be held on $1.15 million bail after pleading not guilty on July 20 to multiple charges, including second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder and “rst-degree attempted murder, in connection with the fatal shooting of Thomas Ballesteros Jr. When the court was advised July 26 of Smiths erroneous release, a hearing was held and Fujino issued a $2 million bench warrant for Smiths arrest. He remains in custody at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in lieu of $2 million bail. Maeshiro said that in addition to delegating inmate releases to the warden and chief of security, the department is working with the judiciary to develop an improved document transmission process to serve as a check-and-balance to the hand-to-hand delivery type of procedures that are in place now,Ž which she described as antiquated and in need of much improvement. Maeshiro also said the investigation is being done at the administrative level and involves no one employed at Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Fujino suspended proceedings in the case pending a mental health examination by a three-doctor panel to determine Smiths “tness to proceed with trial. The judge will take up the reports during a hearing scheduled for Sept. 28.Gaffe by jail prompts new restriction on inmate releases in Hawaii By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON „ Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits. The tweets are aimed at shorts,Ž or investors who borrowed shares of Tesla and immediately sold them with the hope that Teslas share price would fall. That would allow the shorts to buy back the stock at a lower price, return the shares to the lender, and pocket the difference. Shorting a stock can temporarily lower its price, making short investors a frequent target of CEO wrath. The Twitter comments could potentially affect Musks legal situation. On Tuesday he tweeted that he had secured funding to buy all Tesla shares and take the company private. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Musks disclosure of the potential deal, according to reports earlier this week. Musks attitude toward short sellers could be relevant, securities law experts have said. Musks tweet about taking Tesla private sent the stock soaring 11 percent Tuesday and cost short sellers roughly $1 billion, according to some estimates. If his motive for the tweet was frustration with short sellers, then that could be a case of market manipulation,Ž John Coffee Jr., a Columbia University law professor and corporate-governance expert, said earlier this week. Late Friday Musk mocked short investors in a series of tweets, suggesting his antipathy toward them hasnt dimmed. Short shorts coming soon to Tesla merch,Ž Musk tweeted. What are your fav short shorts?Ž James Cox, a professor of securities law at Duke University, downplayed the signi“cance of the Friday tweets, noting that Musks antipathy toward short sellers is well-known. Its hard for me to think that these blasts are going to get him in trouble,Ž Cox said. On Friday, two lawsuits were “led accusing Musk of seeking to harm short sellers by arti“cially running up the price of the companys shares through his Tuesday tweets. One tweet on Tuesday said that funding to take Tesla private was secure.Ž If there is evidence that the “nancing wasnt fully locked down, Musks claim would expose him to allegations of fraud, Coffee said.Tesla CEO taunts short sellers amid scrutinyBy OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSBERKELEY, Calif. „ California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching “reworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined classmates to search hospitals and plaster the city with ”yers of fellow students reported missing in the July 2016 terrorist attack. She later learned three students were injured, and UC Berkeley junior Nicolas Leslie, 20, was among the dead. Banerjee and several classmates have since turned their grief into a startup called Archer that builds digital tools to help journalists, investigators and human rights workers tackle terrorism, sanctions evasion, corruption and other global violence. The lack of of“cial information following the terrorist attack by a Tunisian man led the students to self-organize and rely on locals to navigate the city as they looked for their missing friends. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the Bastille Day attack. Collaborating with each other and with the people of Nice made the students realize they could create a space in the digital world to help others do the same in the “ght against terrorism, Banerjee said. The students built a free online platform that makes big data analysis and visualization easy to access and that helps track people and companies that have been sanctioned by the United States for crimes that include money laundering, corruption and terrorism. Theyre still working to turn their data analysis tool into a for-pro“t company, but the startup has achieved some success. Amnesty International is using one of its tools, Archer Meta, to verify photographs of the crackdown by security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmars Rakhine state. The tool identi“es when and where the photographs were taken and can process 50 at once, unlike other readily available internet tools that upload one photo at a time and can pose a security risk, said Sam Dubberley, a researcher with Amnesty International. Archer Meta also offers an added layer of security by allowing users to analyze a photos metadata without relying on an internet connection, Dubberley said. These tools are needed in human rights work, but they are prohibitively expensive to develop, and there is no money in it for tech companies to build them,Ž he said. The groups data analysis tool helps those investigating terrorist “nancing cases, but there is a broader community of people who can rely on our tools, including those looking into war crimes, sanction violations or environmental crimes,Ž said Alice Ma, a former UC Berkeley student who founded the startup with Banerjee and classmate Tyler Heintz. Heintz was also in Nice at the time of the attack. They have since been joined by nearly two dozen other students, including several others who were with them in France as part of a monthlong class and competition hosted by the European Innovation Academy, which focuses on tech entrepreneurship education. Banerjee, a history major, had considered a career in foreign affairs but after what happened in France, she wanted to take immediate action. Weeks before the attack, her friend Tarishi Jain, a UC Berkeley sophomore, was among 20 hostages killed at a restaurant by militants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A lot of people all over the world exist in this kind of situation on the daily, and we thought it was time somebody suggested another way we could combat it,Ž Banerjee said.Students turn grief into tech startup AP PHOTOUniversity of California students, from left, Alice Ma,Tyler Heintz and Anjali Banerjee walk near the universitys campus Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif.

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REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK • LAKE PLACID • SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, August 12, 2018Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 3705 Creekside Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $399,000 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring. This gorgeous home features a tile roof with over 3,100 square feet of living space and over 4,100 total square feet under roof. This home offers four bedrooms, three full baths and an over sized porch and garage. As you enter through the double front doors you will be greeted with an open concept ”oor plan, high ceilings, beautiful wood ”oors, columns and plenty of French doors. This home will surely accommodate a larger family who needs plenty of space or someone who loves to entertain. The formal living room has high coffered ceilings, crown molding, French doors leading to the lanai/ porch and a Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 4862 Pebble Beach Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $269,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. This one-owner custom-built, beautifully maintained home is situated in the upscale Woods N Irons section of Sun n Lake between the Turtle Run and Deer Run golf courses. It is a spacious three-bedroom, twoand-a-half-bath, split ”oor plan home built in 2004 with an over sized garage plus golf cart garage. It boasts 2,620 living square feet. The moment you walk in the front door you will be astounded by the open ”oor plan. The spacious living area opens onto a glassed lanai affording you a private wooded view.Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 1552 Cedarbrook St. in Lake Placid. It is priced for $129,000 and is listed with Steve Fruit with Re/Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. This newly remodeled three-bedroom, two-bath home in popular Sylvan Shores is move-in ready. There is tile throughout the home, including all three bedrooms, and the bathrooms and kitchens were recently updated. Youll love the open living/dining area. The dining area has a pass through to the kitchen. The kitchen itself has plank tile ”ooring and back splash, with granite counter tops, an under-mount stainless sink, newer cabinets and newer stainless steel appliances. The spacious master suite has ample closet space and features an updated bathroom with a cultured marble vanity and re-tiled shower. The Florida room is enclosed and COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3705 Creekside Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $399,000 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring. DIRECTIONS3705 Creekside Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn left onto County Road 635. Turn right onto Haw Branch Road into the Country Club of Sebring. Turn right onto Creekside Lane. Turn left onto Creekside Drive. The home is on the right.Gorgeous Country Club of Sebring HomeBOCK | 2CSpacious custom home in Sun n Lake COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 4862 Pebble Beach Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $269,900 and is listed with Lisa Terrell with Berkshire Ha thaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. DIRECTIONS4862 Pebble Beach Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sun n Lake Boulevard. At the first traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on Sun n Lake Boulevard. At the second traffic circle, take the first exit and turn right onto Columbus Boulevard. Turn left onto Woods N Irons Street. Turn right onto Pebble Beach Drive. The home is on the right.TERRELL | 2CRemodeled home in Sylvan Shores COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1552 Cedarbrook St. in Lake Placid. It is priced for $129,000 and is listed with Steve Fruit with Re/Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. DIRECTIONS1552 Cedarbrook St., Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn east onto County Road 621. Turn left onto Lake Clay Drive. Turn right onto Oak Avenue. Turn right onto Camphor Avenue. Turn left onto Cedarbrook Street. The home is on the left.FRUIT | 2C

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C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Kevin and Teresa Bock are with RE/MAX Realty Plus. Call 863-381-9063 or 863-381-7884. Steve Fruit is with Re/ Max Realty Plus II in Lake Placid. Call 863-414-4919. Lisa Terrell is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-414-0358. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.unique gas “replace with bench seating on both sides of the “replace. The over sized kitchen features wood cabinets, granite counter tops, center island, wine cooler, bar sink and an abundance of cabinets for extra storage space. The 10 by 15 formal dining area is just off the raised entry and has wood ”oors and chair railing. It is a great space for entertaining as it is close to the kitchen. The 16 by 20 family room is light and bright and is a great place to sit and watch the wildlife in the backyard. This home has a study area close to two of the guest bedrooms with built-in cabinets and a workstation counter top. All of the guest bedrooms are a nice size. The guest bathroom includes an access door to the back yard. The fourth bedroom is ideal as an in-laws suite or an of“ce and includes a full bath with tile shower. The master bedroom suite has high ceilings, sliding glass doors to the rear porch, wood laminate ”oors and includes a sitting area that could also be used as an of“ce plus double closets. The master bath is a great place to retreat to after a long day and features a large jetted tub, tile and glass enclosed shower, beautiful wood cabinets with marble tile tops and a separate water closet. The rear lanai/porch area is partially under roof and some of it is screened. This is a great area for relaxing and enjoying a quiet activity. The over sized laundry room has built-in cabinets with a laundry sink and offers plenty of room for extra storage. This home is located in much desired Country Club of Sebring. This community has something for everyone „ it has a golf course, pool, tennis courts and restaurant. For more information, Kevin and Teresa Bock at 863-381-9063 or 863381-7884. You can also visit teresabock.com and search for MLS 248222.BOCKFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe formal living room has high coered ceilings, crown molding, French doors leading to the lanai/ porch and a unique gas replace with bench seating on both sides of the replace. The over sized kitchen features wood cabinets, granite counter tops, center island, wine cooler, bar sink and an abundance of cabinets for extra storage space.The large master suite has an ornate tray ceiling and opens onto the lanai. The master bath has dual vanities, jetted Jacuzzi tub, block glass lighting, huge walk-in shower and a skylight for natural lighting. The design of this split ”oor plan is perfect for guests because it offers seclusion from the other areas of the home. The kitchen features beautiful multi-level oak cabinets, newer appliances and a breakfast nook area that opens onto the lanai. The lanai has a wet bar, refrigerator and cabinets, which is great for entertaining. The utility room has a huge closet for additional storage with cabinets above the washer and dryer. Upgrades to this property include built-in storage in the garage, skeeter beater, additional storage area in the back of the home, a screened porch area to enjoy outdoor living, a newly decorated circular drive, ultraviolet light for the newer air-conditioning unit, lighted shelving in the living/lanai area and a half bath with pedestal sink off the lanai. If you are looking for a spectacular golf course home, then look no further. This home is a must see. For more information or to view this amazing home, call Terrell at 863414-0358 or visit lterrell. bhhs”oridaproperties. com.TERRELLFROM PAGE 1C under air. It is currently set up as a third bedroom but will make a nice den, of“ce or extension of the living area. A private back yard is surrounded by a wooden privacy fence. The roof was replaced in 2015 with architectural shingles. This home is just blocks from beautiful Lake Clay where you can enjoy sunsets on your evening stroll. Sylvan Shores is just minutes from quaint Lake Placid, with shopping, schools, and hospital. For more information, call Fruit at 863-414-4919. Ask about MLS 248895.FRUITFROM PAGE 1C By PAUL F. P. POGUEAngies ListWe often treat the electrical systems of our homes as if theyre invisible, reliably delivering power day and night. That is, right up until the moment they dont. Just like your car, electrical systems can develop a host of problems that are best “xed sooner rather than later. Dont underestimate the complexity and importance of your electrical system. Your homes power grid involves hundreds, if not thousands, of connections. And that many parts creates numerous potential points of failure. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates electrical malfunctions caused 23,500 residential “res in 2016. You can hire a licensed electrician for an inspection to check your homes safety. Prices vary based on location and the size of your house. But on average, be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars on this vital checkup. Your electrician should submit a detailed written report of their “ndings, including recommended solutions and priority for repair based on safety. Safety “rst The most important element of an electrical inspection, of course, is safety. You want your inspector to focus on violations of the National Electrical Code, including the physical integrity of your main box. Loose installation, discoloration, burn marks and breaker switches that arent tight are all signs of things going wrong. All junction boxes should be covered and all outlets correctly grounded. An inspector should check the electric meter for defects such as insecure installation, broken seals and rust at the bottom of the box. Outdoor wires should be inspected for fraying and other damage, and the inspector should keep an eye out for unprotected wires anywhere in the home, especially attics, basements and crawl spaces. Check for the correct outlets Any outlet in rooms located near water, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). This cuts the power to the circuit as soon as it detects a spike and provides a vital safety mechanism in the event water creates a short. Incidentally, you should check your GFCI outlets every month (which is recommended on the plate of your GFCI outlet, if you look closely.) Plug something small, such as a night light, into the GFCI outlet, then push the testŽ button. If the light instantly turns off, the outlet is working properly and you can press the resetŽ button. If the light stays on or you cant trip the button, you need to hire an electrician to check and probably replace the outlet. Newer GFCIs installed since 2015 have a self-testing mechanism, but its still wise to do so yourself as well. If you have an older home that hasnt had an electrical upgrade in decades, you may not have GFCI outlets at all, and an electrician can advise you about your upgrade options. Make sure wires match their purpose That Christmas-treelike collection of brightly colored wires blossoming from your circuit breaker looks like that for a reason. Different colors represent ground wires, power carriers, secondary live wires and neutral lines. Your electrician should ensure that circuit breakers, wires and outlets all match up to the correct kinds of amperage for that circuit. Even in newer homes, this can sometimes be a problem. Veteran electricians report that they frequently “nd incorrect wire sizes in new construction where contractors were cutting corners. Paul F.P. Pogue is a reporter for Angies List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. com.What should I expect from an electrical inspection? METRO CREATIVE IMAGESYou can hire a licensed electrician for an inspection to check your homes safety. Prices vary based on location and the size of your house. HomeAdvisorBathroom remodels have consistently high returns on investment year after year. Whether youre setting your home up for a higher resale value or you simply want to make your mornings brighter, these remodeling ideas are sure to enhance both.VANITIES: From central to focalThe vanity can anchor your bathrooms design because it is central to both your routine and the physical space. Updating this feature can be as simple as refacing the cabinets and as complex as ripping out the old for something new. Floating vanity: These features are popular because they add modern ”air and create clean lines. Whats more, they can be ”oated at any preferable height and leave ”oor space for radiant heating or storage. Comfort height: If you “nd yourself stooping and overreaching to use your vanity and sink, its no rare inconvenience. A little more than a decade ago, designers realized the standard height vanity at 32 inches wasnt cutting it. The new comfort heightŽ standard is 36 inches. A second sink: Many homeowners have been dreaming of a second sink since their childhood battles in the family bathroom. If you have the opportunity and the space, adapt your vanity or install a new one that will accommodate.SHOWERS AND TUBS: From necessity to luxuryStandard showers and tubs are built for function rather than inspiration and relaxation. Updating or enhancing these features can transform your bathroom from a basic, functional room into an enjoyable retreat. Freestanding Tub: The tubs are popular, and they can give your bathroom a quick visual turnaround. In fact, they can stand as a design statement rather than a sunken necessity. Plus, theyre available in magazine-worthy “nishes like wood and copper. Multiple showerheads: Additional showerheads arent just a luxury option. They add convenience, especially if youre installing a handheld style to go with a stationary rainfall showerhead. Curbless walk-in: Make your bathroom more accessible and more appealing for resale. Accessible features move higher up on home buyers priority lists every year. Kicking the curb on your shower makes it safer for older adults and those with disabilities „ and even for yourself in case of a clumsy moment.FLOORS AND WALLS: From outdated to upgradedIf youre living with ratty old wallpaper and last centurys ”ooring, give yourself a fresh start with new ”ooring and wall materials.Ideas to inspire your dream bathroom remodel METRO CREATIVE IMAGESFreestanding tubs are popular, and they can give your bathroom a quick visual turnaround.

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3By KIM COOKThe Associated PressAvid home cooks often want to out“t their kitchens with the kind of high-end appliances and gear used by professional chefs. Theres that aspirational notion that somehow having the right equipment will lead to better food. So whats in a pro kitchen that works well in a home kitchen? Chicago-based kitchen designer Mick De Giulio is a “rm believer in buying high-quality gear. Appliances sustain a lot of hard use,Ž he says. Theyre expensive at any level and people expect them to last.Ž From an aesthetic standpoint, De Giulio says, commercial-looking models impart a sense of strength to the kitchen design. And their ramped-up features can also be attractive. Pro ranges have higher BTUs on burners, but also “nely tuned settings to maintain lower temperatures for simmering,Ž he says. Big Chill has a 48-inch range equipped with eight powerful burners and a large-capacity oven with a rapid preheat feature. Its available in tasty hues like green, orange, red and yellow. Keeping food warm before serving it is a prime concern in restaurant kitchens. At home, were inclined to just put a microwave lid on a latecomers plate. But to retain just-prepared ”avor and moistness, consider a warming drawer like the pros use. Wolf has one with several stainless-steel compartments, and the drawer can be set for various temperatures. Use it to warm plates and bowls, too, or to proof bread. While pro kitchens tend to be gas-powered, not all homes are equipped for that. BlueStar has introduced a suite of electric appliances with professional features: heavy-duty steel construction and fast, powerful heating controls, for example. The oven is roomy, and the fridge and freezer can hold extra-large sheet pans, perfect for hosting large parties. Celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner Wylie Dufresne, who last year opened Dus Donuts in Brooklyn, just re-did his New York City home kitchen. So much about functionality of a kitchen is tied to movement within it,Ž he says, noting that in a home setting, there may be multiple cooks, kids or guests in the space. Isolating task zones is a good idea. He installed a True Refrigeration ice-making appliance, since those in conventional freezers can contribute unwanted moisture to frozen foods. His fridge is equipped with noise-dampening insulation and a hygienic, odor-resistant stainless interior. Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller recently partnered with global design “rm Snohetta to renovate his Yountville, California, restaurant, The French Laundry, incorporating elements that he says are just as important in residential kitchens. Think smarter, not bigger, when doing a renovation, he advises. Size doesnt always yield improved functionality. Our new kitchen is designed around intimacy and proximity „ to one another and the tools we need,Ž he says. Additional steps slow you down. The same lesson rings true for a kitchen layout at home.Ž Durable surfacing is worth every penny, Keller says: Zero maintenance can be a bene“t to both professional and residential kitchens.Ž He chose Dekton a brand of solid surfacing material made of resin and natural minerals that resists spills, heat and wear. Corians another big brand. Quartz, a durable composite of resin and hard stone or glass materials, is also popular; brands include Silestone Cambria and Caesarstone No room for snazzy, full-size appliances? Consider Wolfs multi-function countertop cooker. The versatile appliance lets you slowcook, saute, sear, sous-vide and make rice via a range of programmable controls. A removable steel vessel also works on any cooktop, including induction. IKEAs new Kungsfors rail system was developed in consultation with Swedish chef Maximilian Lundin. It includes stainless-steel grids, hooks, open shelves, containers and clips. American Standards new Beale MeasureFill faucet can be preset to deliver a half cup to up to 5 cups, eliminating the need for measuring cups. But equipment and appliances aside, a well-organized kitchen may be the true mark of a pro-style kitchen. In terms of tools, dont clutter your drawers with things you dont need,Ž says Keller. Take stock and eliminate the gadgets or one-purpose tools.Ž The multiple James Beard Award winner ticks off his go-to gear: A good-quality cutting board, scale, plating spoons, sauce whisk, timer, kitchen shears. Quality paring, utility and serrated bread knives.Ž And one more thing: a good attitude. Remember, cooking should be fun,Ž Keller says. Its rewarding, and it gives us the opportunity to nurture others.ŽPro-style kitchens for the home cook THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Orion Creamer of Big Chill shows Big Chills pro style range, which has 8 professional level burners and a large-capacity oven with a rapid preheat. Its available in a range of vibrant hues, and is compatible with standard home cabinetry depths. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Sub-Zero and Wolf shows Wolfs steamer module, which cooks proteins, vegetables and grains keeping nutrients and avors intact. It can be used to proof bread dough, steam puddings, and slow roast. A basket accessory allows for sous-vide preparation. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Sub-Zero and Wolf shows Wolfs M series convection steam oven, which combines the two methods in one. Unique digital technology senses the amount and size of food and adjusts cooking details. 2141 Lakeview Drive € Sebring, FL 33870 www.ElliottTeam.com € TheElliottTeam@gmail.com THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYNorm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 4104 Bogey Blvd Golf Hammock 3 Bedroom (Plus Bonus room could be 4th bedroom), 2 Bath, POOL home! Newly updated farmhouse style decor throughout! 4 car garage and more!! Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8878 1 Acre 3105 Country Lake Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, POOL home on a deep canal to Lake Istokpoga. Granite kitchen, split ” oor plan, indoor laundry, 2 car garage, dock, boathouse with lift. Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8898 CANAL HOME 2769 Treasure Cay Amazing 4 Bedroom (Plus Den/Of“ ce), 2.5 Baths with a 3 car garage in the Country Club. Granite island kitchen, living & family room, caged pool, 3 car garage + golf cart garage. Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8998 GOLF COURSE 4204 Medina Way 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath POOL home in Harder Hall. Living & Family rooms, fenced yard, screened lanai with sunken hot tub, golf course in front of the house. 2 Car Garage. Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8978 HARDER HALL 217 Park Land Drive Impressive & Luxurious Lake Placid Estate Style Home. Main House has 3 Beds, 4 Baths and guest house has 2 Beds & 1 Bath. Caged Pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Detached 6 Car Garage, Pond & More! Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8958 5 ACRES 1 ACRE3409 Par Road Golf Hammock 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom home. (Three master suites) Spacious ” oor plan. Island Kitchen, Amazing lanai and in-ground pool. Attached garage. Hear A Pre-Recorded Message at (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8928 The Elliott Team Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row 211 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Call Today 863-414-6570 rport@bhhsflpg.com Rona Port Realtor Call Today 863-414-1450 eleasedeyoung@yahoo.com Elease DeYoung Realtor Florida Properties Group PROPERTIES ARE SELLING...I CAN SELL YOURS TOO!SEND ME YOUR LISTINGS!!adno=3593998 Gorgeous view of Lake Jackson awesome sunsets from this 7th ” oor condo. Updated 2BR 2BA condo has a long time tenant, that would like to stay. Located within walking distance of downtown Circle, Library and Highlands Little Theater.$110,000 FOUNTAINHEAD CONDO Well maintained 2 BR, 2 BA home has open plan feel & a good sized family room that is open from dining area to the back patio! Gated area for your children or even your pets! Open backyard with plenty of room for a pool!$140,000 NEW LISTING This 2BR/2BA home has been renovated w/ all new ” ooring, bathroom updated & painting in all enteria. Tubular skylight in kitchen, family room w/pass-thou from kitchen. Light & bright w/bay window in living room.$125,000VANTAGE CIRCLE

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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com When looking for a professional Realtor to list their home, a good number of home sellers focus on the interior of the home, making sure it is organized, clean and appealing. Sellers are convinced that the buyers main focus is the interior of the home, where they will be the majority of their time on a daily basis. Lets not forget the list of possible reasons a buyer may express interest in a property. Typically it starts with the neighborhood, the location of the home within the area, reputation of the neighborhood, accessibility to services and more. Buyers will consider all of these things when selecting a home; this is important because these are permanent facts that are not likely to change about the home. Sellers tend to forget the buyers “rst real impression of a home is how your property exterior is properly groomed, re”ecting the seller cares enough to invest in landscaping that enhances the architecture of the property. A common observation of a buyer is, if the seller invests in the exterior presentation I have no doubt the property is to be in excellent condition. Sellers, understand that buyers who form a favorable opinion of a property even before they step inside the home are more likely to make a fair offer of the property. For some properties, landscaping can make or break a deal. Unless youre selling a real “xer-upper, your homes yard is an important part of the real estate equation. If youre looking to put your home on the market, or youve already listed and you havent had a lot of interest, use these quick and easy landscaping tips to help your property stand out from all the others. If your home has a yard, dont be afraid of adding accents with pops of color. Many buyers prefer a nice green lawn; if you dont have a sprinkler system, your local home improvement store will have easy-to-use and affordable sprinkler units you can hook up to a garden hose to help revive any dying grass (unless you live in an area where water usage summer is limited). You can also add color with ”ower pots: plastic or terra cotta pots “lled with annuals are an easy, cheap and quick way to spruce up a drab entryway, driveway or front porch. You dont have to go overboard, one or two pots can do wonders. Sometimes a landscape or outdoor area doesnt need a complete overhaul to look brand new. When it comes to decks, fences, driveways, and any other outdoor surface that can accumulate dirt and grime, an easy way to freshen things up is with a good pressure wash. Pressure washing is cleaning a surface with a powerful stream of high-pressure water, much stronger than a typical garden hose. The water is strong enough to get rid of months and even years worth of dirt and debris on wood, masonry, brick and concrete. You dont have to go out and buy a pressure washer „ many home improvement stores rent them out, and for the cost of the rental and a couple hours of your time, your home could look like new! Its important to note that you will want to test the pressure on the washer prior to spraying your home since very high pressure can remove worn paint. Take in consideration the windows and side moldings. While its highly unlikely youll have many people come and view your home at night, an interested buyer will take time to see how dark your entrance is along with the surroundings of the home. An easy solution is to add lights to your current landscape. Whether its adding a new outdoor lamp, or putting in walkway or path lights (solar ones are readily available and environmentally friendly), buyers love to see little details put into homes. Pathway lights are often overlooked by homeowners, but a home with outdoor lighting will always speak volumes to potential buyers. Spotlights are also a great and easy addition „ LEDs can highlight speci“c areas, and complete units can be found for under $30. A nice manicured yard always rates highly among buyers. But if half of your yard is dead, despite being landscaped, its a good idea to ditch the dead plants. Take a couple of minutes each day to check out your yard, grass, ”ower beds, pots, etc. and pull out anything thats dying or dead.While its de“nitely a plus to have ”owers and shrubs, if theyre dead, youre better off getting rid of them than keeping them around because dead plants do not add to a landscape. Flower beds are a great focal point for any yard, especially when theyre a real show stopper. But if your beds look weathered or rough, they can be a de“nite turn off to potential buyers. An easy, affordable and sure “re way to spruce up a tired ”ower bed is by adding new mulch or other ground covers like bark chips or gravel to help make the beds look fresh and new. A yard that has fresh mulch will always draw in a buyers eye because the yard looks put together and cared for. Sellers, keep in mind that you are to up keep the original presentation until title has been transferred; sometimes sellers tends to believe that because they are scheduled to close it is the buyers responsibility and they stop caring about the upkeep of the yard. This would be wrong. The property needs to be delivered in the same or better condition than the “rst day the buyer decided to purchase the home. This means no trash, rubbish or waste is to be left inside or outside of the home. To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ gmail.com.Importance of buyers first impression METRO CREATIVE IMAGESA common observation of a buyer is, if the seller invests in the exterior presentation I have no doubt the property is to be in excellent condition.TODAYS REAL ESTATE Julio Seda MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY € AUG. 12TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! www.FourStarHomes.com TANGLEWOOD AUG. 12th€ 1:30-3:30PM4157 Smoke Signal SebringSB2186 (2/2)$46,900Pete Blake (702) 579-5155 TODAYAUG. 12th € 11AM-1PM1943 Sun” ower Cr. SebringSB2241 (2/2)$24,900Pete Blake (702) 579-5155 TODAY$26,9002/2 w/large front rm w/full windows to allow the light to shine in. New AC & water heater. Master bathroom has a new walk in tub w/jets. Spacious FL RM awaits your entertainment & relaxation. House comes with golf cart. SB2248Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS $104,0003/2 plus den fully furnished, w/great view of lake. 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 YR PARTS AND LABOR. NEW DISHWASHER IN 2016. SB2168Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340GREAT TRIPLE WITH GORGOUES VIEW $34,9003/2 split fully furnished, Florida style. FL RM w/central AC. Roof replaced in 2009, water heater in 2015, stove & frig in 2011, dishwasher & microwave in 2014. Washer in 2015 & dryer in 2002. SB2273Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751GREAT TANGLEWOOD LOCATION $16,9002/1.5 w/Brand new screened lanai. Windowed FL Rm, Fully furnished all kitchen equipment included. Inside Laundry. Low Lot Rent Of 310.00 SB2155 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LOT RENT IN THE LOW 300 RANGE $5,000NICE 38 FOOT TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 2 TIPOUTS, nice travel trailer presently is set up as permanent home. New metal roof over, wood deck, large refrigerator, storage galore, ceramic kitchen sink, full size tub shower combo, 2 window AC units & propane stove. SB2187The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339MOTIVATED SELLER!! $14,9002/2 open split floor plan is turnkey. Office or 3rd BR, laminate flooring. Kitchen has been remodeled w/new countertops & back splash. LR, screen room, Metal Storage Shed & aAttached shed at end of the 50 FT carport. SB2259 The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339CUTIE IN QUIET 55 PLUS PARK $17,5002/2 furnished home,55+ active park ready for new owner to move in now. Everything you need to relax or entertain on your full front lanai, kitchen well equipped w/breakfast bar, inside laundry, extended shed with work bench, extended carport, nicely landscaped. SB2234 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336READY FOR YOU TO MOVE IN $34,5002/2 has been updated. Grey laminated flooring, new bathrooms, master w/5 walk in shower, all new kitchen, grey washed cabinets, black granite tile counter tops, new white appliances, also extended in to dining room. Golf Cart included. SB2094 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336UPDATED AND SPACIOUS $12,5002/2 split floor plan in golf community. 4-year-old rubber roof & 3-year-old AC. Carport allows more than ample parking, storage shed; also the breezy Screen room has great relaxing potential. SB2271 Larry Robinson (317) 979-1294FULL TIME OR SNOWBIRD HOME $18,9992 BR 2 BA fully furnished, move in ready home has several upgrades including newer roof, water heater, flooring, & countertops. Second bedroom has its own bath & separate entry for total privacy. SB2125 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340GREAT 6 MONTH HOME $34,5002/2 Newer kitchen appliances & pantry. Hypoallergenic wood laminate flooring runs throughout the home. Both baths have been nicely updated and have low flush raised toilets. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955UPDATED HOME $59,800 3/2 split floor plan, FURNISHED, spacious master bath w/garden tub & walk in shower, Separate laundry room, large kitchen W/ island to bring out the chef in you. Lanai on front to enjoy amenities. SB2216 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387 $1000.00 CARPET ALLOWANCE! CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB TODAYSB2231 (2/2)$34,500Don Cox (863) 658-3955SUNDAY, AUG. 12TH € 1-3PM 2829 S. COUNTRY CLUB DR., AVON PARKadno=3594008$128,9003/2 plus office, ,laminate floors, Custom closet, Large covered carport, Extra wide 2 car garage. Spacious kitchen, New custom kitchen cabinets, Large Master bedroom Large master bath with dual sinks, New AC June 2015, New roof May 2017. Best views in the park SB2269Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675ELEGANT EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT $127,9002/2 W/ an office/den. Open floor plan for entertaining. Home offers gourmet kitchen w/pantry, center island, beautiful cabinetry, updated sink and faucets. Spacious Florida room with access to covered back patio, Front screened lanai, 2 Car finished garage. SB2262 Wendy Jager (863) 812-4675OPEN FLOOR PLAN $32,5003/2 W/large master bedroom separated from the other 2 BRs giving you the best living arrangement. Kitchen is large w/room for a dinette. Dining room that finishes the open feel There is an extra-large golf cart garage off the extended 2 car carport. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401POPULAR FLOOR PLAN $45,500 2/2 Immaculate, bright, remodeled in 2014,2015. Partially furnished. Laminate flooring in DR/LR & bedrooms. New roof in 2014, new AC, over the range microwave and dishwasher in 2016. Open space living room, large kitchen w/wrap around cabinets. SB2250 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401 MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. € SEBRING, FL 33875 KIM REED863-381-6575kimbreed@comcast.netHELEN FERRY863-381-1089hbferry@comcast.net 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com THE COUNTRY CLUB OFFICE 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. SEBRING, FL 33875 adno=3589875The Reed Ferry TeamWeve teamed up to give you DOUBLE THE AGENTS, DOUBLE THE SERVICE!Call Us Today For Your FREE MARKET ANALYSIS!Top REALTORS with over 35 years experience, Kim and Helen are ready to help you with all of your real estate needs! The #1 Two-Agent Team in Highlands County FEATURED HOMES IN HIGHLANDS RIDGE HIGHLANDS RIDGE $149,850Grab your golf clubs and move right in to this fully furnished 2BR/2BA/1.5 Car Gar Home in the sought-after active adult community of Highlands Ridge. Home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with view of natural foliage and trees from your windows and screened Florida Rm. MLS# 246506 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $163,500No work necessary in this lovely 2BR+Ofc/2BA updated home just concentrate on your golf or pickleball game! Kitchen boasts white cabinets with granite cabinets, tiled backsplash and newer appliances. New roof in 2017 and 14 x 19 screened/tiled Lanai in back.MLS#247687 HIGHLANDS RIDGE $179,000Exquisite 2BR+ofc/2BA home features abundant crown molding, volume ceilings & a 21x13 LR w/ hand scraped wood laminate ooring. Wood cabinets and gorgeous glass tile back splash in Kitchen. 12x28 Florida room w/ windows & screen, plus a paver brick patio. MLS#247323 REDUCED HIGHLANDS RIDGE $179,900 Built-in Hutch, center island, SS appliance and white cabinets give this 2 BR, plus o ce/2 BAs kitchen a bright and airy feel. Large owners suite with walk-in closet, jetted tub, ceramic shower and double sinks. Great view of pond from the Air Conditioned 16 x 24 Lanai. MLS# 246596 REDUCED

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5The Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are down this week amid a restrained home buying season this summer. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixedrate mortgages slipped to 4.59 percent from 4.60 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30-year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. By contrast, the rate stood at 3.90 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, fixed-rate loans fell to 4.05 percent this week from 4.08 percent last week. Higher mortgage rates combined with steadily rising home prices have dampened home sales this summer despite the robust economy and job market. The Federal Reserve recently left its key interest rate unchanged but signaled further gradual rate hikes in the months ahead as long as the economy stays healthy. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 0.5 point from 0.4 point last week. The fee on 15-year mortgages also increased to 0.5 point from 0.4 point. The average rate for five-year adjustable-rate mortgages fell to 3.90 percent from 3.93 percent last week. The fee rose to 0.3 point from 0.2 point.Average US mortgage rates decline THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this July 9, 2018, photo a for sale sign stands outside a pre-existing home in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Aug. 9, Freddie Mac reports on the weeks average U.S. mortgage rates. newstips@newssun.comDO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? By MORTGAGE PROFESSORJack GuttentagQuestion: What do home mortgage loans (including second mortgage loans), retail installment loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, and mobile home loans, have in common „ aside from being loans to consumers? Answer: The interest charge sometimes is calculated monthly and sometimes daily. With a monthly interest rate (MIR) the borrower is charged for each month, whereas with a daily interest rate (DIR) the borrower is charged for each day. Why is this distinction important? Because DIRs are a potential trap for unwary borrowers, countless numbers of whom have found themselves permanently indebted, usually with no understanding of how it happened. The problem has been entirely overlooked by regulators, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Consider an example: a 30-year loan for $100,000 with a rate of 6 percent. The monthly payment for both a MIR and a DIR would be $599.56, part of which pays the monthly interest charge, with the remainder allocated to principal. To calculate the interest charge on an MIR, the annual interest rate is divided by 12 and then multiplied by the balance at the end of the preceding month to obtain the interest due for the month. If the loan balance on the 6 percent MIR is $100,000, the interest due for the month is .06/12x100,000 = $500. The principal is 599.56 … 500 = 99.56. With a DIR of the same amount and same annual rate, the daily interest is .06/365x100,000 = $16.44. The interest due for the month is 16.44x30 = $493.3 or 16.44x31 = $509.64, resulting in principal of $106.56 or $89.92, depending on whether the month has 30 or 31 days. The payment due date is usually the “rst business day of the month for both MIRs and DIRs. The critical difference between them is their treatment of payments that are posted after the due date. MIRs typically have a payment grace period of 10 to 15 days, during which the lender will accept the monthly payment as payment in full. Borrowers are subject to a late charge only if their payment is posted after the grace period has expired. On a DIR, daily interest accrual never stops. If the borrower pays on the “rst day of a month following a month that has 30 days, she owes 30 days of interest. If she pays on the “fth day of the month, she will owe 34 days of interest. But it also works in the other direction. If the borrower pays before the due date, say on the 25th day of the preceding month, she will owe only 25 days of interest. It follows that DIRs are much more challenging for borrowers than MIRs. Disciplined borrowers who understand how it works can sometimes use it to their advantage, but they are very few. Most borrowers who have DIRs do not know it, and their ignorance often costs them dearly. Many of those with less than pristine payment habits “nd themselves on a slippery slope toward permanent indebtedness. The slippery slope of a DIR Consider the DIR referred to earlier with an annual rate of 6 percent, a mortgage payment of $599.56, daily interest of $16.44 and total interest due for a month with 31 days of $509.64. If the borrower pays on the due date, her payment to principal will be 599.56 … 509.64 = 89.92. But for each day she is late, the interest charge rises and the payment to principal declines by $16.44. If she is six or more days late, the interest charge exceeds her monthly payment, so instead of a payment to principal, the lender records an interest de“cit.Ž The borrower is now on the slippery slope because the interest de“cit is added to the interest charge due the following month. So long as the borrower has an interest de“cit, the loan balance remains unchanged. The higher the interest rate, the quicker is the emergence of an interest de“cit. At 3 percent the borrower has 20 days to avoid a de“cit, at 6 percent she has “ve days, and at 12 percent she has one day. The trap closes most quickly on the weakest borrowers who pay the highest rates. In a market where borrowers were offered both MIRs and DIRs, and prospective borrowers understood the features of both, those who could make payments at regular intervals shorter than 30 days „ every 28 days, for example „ would select DIRs. Everyone else would select MIRS unless they were enticed to accept DIRs in order to get a lower interest rate. DIRs would be priced lower. But that is not the market we have. I have never encountered a case where a borrower was offered the choice of MIR or DIR. Invariably they accept what they are offered, without realizing there is an issue. I have encountered many cases where borrowers initially had an MIR that was switched to DIR by another lender after their loans were sold. Such a switch must be permitted by the note, which has been the case with every note I have examined. Notes are silent on how the interest charge is calculated. Misleading documents Last week I was approached by a lady who had purchased a manufactured home in 1998 for $39,000 and “nanced it with a retail installment contract at 12 percent. Her concern was the usual one that arises with DIRs: After 20 years, she owed almost as much as she had borrowed. No one had ever explained the perils of daily interest to her. The documents she was given at origination had only one clue. On a document called Type of MortgageŽ there was a checked box called Simple Interest.Ž That is the code name for a DIR. But the dictionary tells us that simple interest means that interest is not paid on interest. And it is true that on the DIR, interest is not paid on the interest de“cit. But almost all MIRs are also simple interest. The only MIRs I know of that permit interest compounding are the toxic option ARMs that were written before the “nancial crisis but not since. The only reason to describe a DIR as a simple interest loan is to obfuscate its central feature. The interest rate shown on the origination documents is the annual rate, which is used in calculating the monthly payment. But on a MIR the interest rate the borrower actually pays is the daily rate, and that is not shown. Showing the daily rate could give the game away. Lurking in the shadows is the question of whether that rate is calculated using a 365-day year or a 360-day year. There is no way to know. The servicing statements the borrower receives perpetuate the obfuscation. They show the interest charges that have accrued but not a clue as to how the charges are calculated. Where are the federal agencies? With one exception, they ignore the issue. The pricing schedules and underwriting requirements of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not distinguish between mortgages charging monthly interest and mortgages charging daily interest. The agencies purchase both subject to the same requirements and the same prices. This is dif“cult to rationalize because the loss rates on DIRs are bound to be greater than those on MIRs, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to protect consumers, with a major focus on loan disclosures, which it took over from HUD and the Federal Reserve. Redesigning the disclosure forms was a major priority. Its new Loan Estimate designed for shoppers and Closing Disclosure for borrowers are larger and clearer than the documents they replaced, but neither shows whether interest is calculated daily or monthly. This is shameful. I am told by reliable sources that FHA will not insure a daily interest mortgage, so they are evidently the exception, but I have not been able to con“rm this. Next week: How to “x this festering sore. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.com.Daily interest: A festering sore in consumer loan markets 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Sebring Hills~4bd/2ba 303 S. Egret. Shown by request. $122,900 obo.305-761-1380 AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! HOMES FOR SALE AVON PARK1025 Avon Park 14 unit motel Fully RenovatedLarge Family Suite 510 N US HWY 27 475k Jacobson Auction (772) 882-8149 AB111 AU231 Needa newRide? 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 By DEAN FOSDICKThe Associated PressNot all plants are wholesome for foraging animals. Certain species of milkweed, for example, that are highly valued as host plants for the dwindling monarch butterfly population, are extremely poisonous to pets and to range animals like sheep, cattle and goats. Even free-ranging chickens arent immune. Among potentially toxic poultry pickings are castor beans and certain mushrooms, although chickens dont eat them as readily as do animals. Plant toxicity is directly related to dosage. How many were eaten, how healthy was the animal, how long do the toxins persist and what can be done? Some plants, like water hemlock, can kill a cow in 15 minutes, while others, like buttercups, just leave a burning sensation in their mouths or tongues,Ž said Donna Foulk, an Extension educator with Penn State University. Ornamental plants either in or outside the home are frequently toxic, she said. Animal poisoning can be tough to diagnose, but symptoms range from difficulty breathing to refusing food, blistering and skin lesions to dizziness and diarrhea. Call a vet immediately if such conditions arise. Many weed varieties arent toxic unless environmental conditions make them so. If plants pick up a lot of nitrogens from rain and rapid growth, and animals eat a lot of them, they can die,Ž said Mark Renz, a University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension weed scientist. The problem becomes even more acute during dry weather when pasture grasses go dormant and troublesome but persistent weeds become more enticing as fodder. Most of those weeds are unpalatable to animal taste buds but often are eaten when dried and mixed with other materials, like in a hay bale. I know of a case where a llama died from eating baled hay that had milkweed in it,Ž Renz said. Pet owners may know that daffodil, tulip and hyacinth bulbs can be potentially poisonous to weed-grazing dogs, while Asiatic lilies can cause kidney failure in plant-eating cats. But people new to small scale or urban farming may not be aware that the roots and seeds of cabbage and broccoli can trigger digestive problems in pigs; foxglove or digitalis can produce irregular heart rates and rhythms in horses; rhubarb and tomato leaves can cause neurological damage to rabbits; iris rootstocks can result in breathing problems and scours in cattle; and as few as three medium to large oleander leaves can be lethal to llamas. What can be done to limit plant poison risks? Try to know whats out there „ whats toxic, and their symptoms,Ž Renz said. Additional suggestions from a Penn State University fact sheet: „ Keep animals healthy by maintaining good nutrition. „ Eliminate or fence around any poisonous plants or trees in and adjacent to pastures. „ Mow pastures to reduce weeds. „ Do not throw garden or lawn clippings into pastures and do not plant trees, ornamental shrubs or plants near barns or pastures. It can be risky to let dogs and cats wander around lawns or gardens after herbicides and pesticides have been applied. But in most urban settings, most of the chemicals have been tested and are fairly innocuous,Ž Renz said.Many plants can be poisonous to pets and livestock This June 13, 2017 photo shows several stands of foxglove or digitalis growing wild on a parcel of roadside property near Langley, Wash. Although it produces beautiful blooms, foxglove can trigger irregular heart rates, seizures and breathing irregularity in dogs, cats, horses and a variety of other animals when eaten in quantity. All parts of the plant are considered toxic. Poisonous plants can harm your pets or your livestock. Learn to recognize toxic weeds and their symptoms. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis March 31, 2016 photo shows daodil drifts growing in a pasture near Langley, Wash. Daodils may be among the rst owers to show their colors in spring but their bulbs contain poisons that can cause vomiting, seizures and even death should they be eaten by certain pets or livestock. Learn to recognize toxic plants and their symptoms.adno=3594106 See what all the buzz is about at Covered Bridge. The best 55+ community in the area. Find out what $85.00 a month HOA fees provides for you. Walk through the beautiful new Indiana Model with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage.Call 863-455-9927 THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY! WWW.COVEREDBRIDGELAKEPLACID.COM AS LOW AS 5% Down* *Must be main residence10460 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. Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors shellysappinteriors.com 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3595118

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C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By MELISSA RAYWORTHThe Associated PressMost people dont start out with a messy closet. Even when a closet is carefully organized at the beginning, however, it might not take long for order to turn to chaos. Its common for clients to struggle with keeping the momentum going,Ž says interior designer Caitlin Murray. But there are planning and design strategies to help closets stay as organized as they were on day one. Weve asked Murray, founder of the Los Angeles-based Black Lacquer Design, and two other experts „ Delaware-based home designer and builder Marnie Oursler, and Elena Eskandari, an interior design specialist with Case Design/Remodeling in the Washington, D.C., area „ for advice on planning and living with ef“cient and attractive closet space.Know your stu and yourselfThe same closet design doesnt work for everyone, so analyze the types of items you need to store. If youll be hanging a lot of clothes, are they long or short? You may want two levels of hanging space positioned one above the other to maximize storage, says Oursler. Have a lot of shoes? Consider a row of built-in shoe cubbies along the ”oor. Then choose a system youll actually stick with. If you plan to put everything on hangers but thats an extra step that youll probably avoid, then youll end up with piles of clothes in your bedroom. While organizing, pare down: Even a well-planned closet may not stay organized if its very full. What do you really like and really wear? If you havent worn something in a while, Eskandari says, chances are you dont need to keep it. Murray agrees: You really limit what things youll actually utilize when youre dealing with a cluttered closet. If you cant see anything or “nd anything, it might as well not even be there.ŽSmall, visible compartmentsI think the success of any (closet) organization is how you divide stuff and compartmentalize it,Ž Eskandari says. She suggests separate spaces for everything, with more shelves fairly close together rather than a few spaced far apart. How many sweaters can you fold without them falling over?Ž she asks. Shes also a fan of shelf dividers to keep one type of clothing or pantry item from another. If you have compartments for everything, she says, then everything is going to have its home.Ž These designers acknowledge that built-in shelving and compartments can be expensive, but they say its often worth the investment for a really ef“cient master bedroom closet or kitchen pantry. Oursler notes that a closet with lots of builtins may allow you to eliminate dressers and other storage pieces from your bedroom. If we can put that storage in the closet,Ž she says, the bedroom will feel larger and more peaceful, and may even have space for a sitting area. As you plan these areas, focus on what you use most. Store the items you reach for most often in the places where you have the easiest access, so youre not constantly pushing everything around to “nd one thing,Ž says Murray. And use transparent storage (glass-faced cabinets or clear acrylic drawers are great if youre doing built-ins, or clear bins on shelves) to make access even easier.Keep it simple for kidsKids have what I call a rule of two moves. If it takes them more than that to put something away, its not going to go anywhere,Ž says Eskandari. Dont put as many hangers into childrens closets. They just wont use them.Ž Oursler agrees that kids often do better with bins or baskets on shelves and simple cubbies for shoes. If youd rather your kids hang things up, hooks are more likely to get used than hangers. Dont overcomplicate things for kids or teenagers,Ž says Eskandari.Great lighting, fun styleMurray recommends including plenty of light (natural light when possible) and painting closets in a clean, bright paint, which not only makes any space feel a bit bigger but it also makes the closet that much more functional.Ž Eskandari agrees: You can improve your closets lighting with minimal expense, she says. Being able to see what youve got will help you use and enjoy those items more often. Aim for several different light sources, she says, rather than one overhead light. And cheer up the space with bold paint colors and wall coverings. Your master-bedroom closet is a space you visit at the start and end of every day. So make it fun. As Murray says, closets will feel that much more special and boutiqueŽ if you add items like wallpaper, a dramatic chandelier and a luxe rug.ŽCloset organization that lasts THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis photo provided by Marnie Homes shows a bathroom and bedroom area designed by Marnie Oursler. Kids are more likely to place items on shelves, especially if they can drop clothing in baskets, or use hooks rather than hangers to put away their clothing, says designer and builder Oursler, host of the DIY Networks series Big Beach Builds.Ž This photo provided by Case Design shows a closet designed by Elena Eskandari, an interior designer specialist at Case Design. A retractable shoe storage area in this closet keeps shoes organized and easily visible for the homeowner. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9By GARY M. SINGERTribune News ServiceQuestion: I own an oceanfront condo. When I bought it I had an unobstructed view of the ocean. Palm trees are now causing a 90 percent view obstruction. Do I have any recourse? „ Dorothy Answer: Questions about views are always complicated and involve many factors. The general rule is that no one is allowed to block your direct view. However, if it can be shown that the trees serve a useful purpose to the community, or were pre-planned to grow in front of your unit, you may be stuck with them. To see if you have any recourse, you will need to review your condominium documents and the ordinances of your municipality. Many beachfront towns and cities have enacted rules protecting their residents ocean views. These palm trees may be a code violation best addressed by your city. If this is not the case where you live, check your condo documents since many oceanfront condominiums have rules regulating their landscaping and protecting their constituents views of the beach. Typically, view laws are designed to protect people whose property extends all the way to the high-water mark. Condominiums present a particular problem because while you own your unit, your entire community owns the land that reaches to the water. It may be further complicated because the unit owners below you in your building now have a better view than when the trees were shorter that they would want to protect. If it turns out that your local government will not be able to assist you, then your best bet would be to appeal to your condo board to come up with a solution that leaves everyone with a better view. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a cohost of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.Real estate Q&A: Trees now block my ocean view. What can I do? PRNewswireORLANDO „ Secondquarter 2018 saw increased sales, higher median prices and more new listings for Floridas housing market, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Many local markets continued to report a lack of for-sale inventory, which impacts sales and puts pressure on rising median prices. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 80,711 in 2Q 2018, up 1 percent from the 2Q 2017 “gure. During the second quarter of 2018, Floridas economy and jobs sector continued to grow,Ž said 2018 Florida Realtors President Christine Hansen, broker-owner with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale. In June, the states unemployment rate was 3.8 percent while the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.0 percent. On another positive note, Floridas 2Q 2018 homeownership rate was 65.1 percent. Despite tight inventory levels, its encouraging to see that new listings for single-family homes over the quarter rose 4.9 percent year-overyear, while new condo-townhouse listings rose 3.9 percent. If that trend continues, it will hopefully help ease buyer demand and slow the pace of rising prices.Ž The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in 2Q 2018 was $256,150, up 6.7 percent from the same time a year ago, according to data from Florida Realtors Research department in partnership with local Realtor boards/associations. The statewide median price for condo-townhouse properties during the quarter was $189,900, up 8.5 percent over the yearago “gure. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less. Looking at Floridas condo-townhouse market, statewide closed sales totaled 34,376 during 2Q 2018, up 4.7 percent compared to 2Q 2017. The closed sales data re”ected fewer short sales … and rising traditional sales … over the three-month period: Short sales for condo-townhouse properties declined 41.4 percent while short sales for single-family homes dropped 45.2 percent. Meanwhile, traditional sales for condo-townhouse units rose 6.8 percent and traditional sales for single-family homes increased 4.3 percent year-over-year. Closed sales typically occur 30 to 90 days after sales contracts are written. Through the second quarter, low inventory levels kept the number of single-family sales just barely ahead of last years pace, whereas a greater selection of condos and townhouses on the market allowed for a nearly 5 percent increase in sales versus last year,Ž said Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad OConnor. Competition for existing homes remains “erce, with over half of successful single-family home sellers in the second quarter getting above 96 percent of their initial listing prices.Ž He added that the median time to a contract (the midpoint of the number of days it took for a property to receive a sales contract during that time) dropped during the three-month-period. Half of the single-family homes that sold in the second quarter were only on the market for 35 days or less, compared to 39 days or less in the same quarter last year,Ž OConnor said. Among condo and townhouse sales, there was a similar-sized drop in this regard, from 50 to 44 days.Ž Inventory was at a 3.9-months supply in the second quarter for single-family homes and at a 5.5-months supply for condo-townhouse properties, according to Florida Realtors. According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year “xed-rate mortgage averaged 4.54 percent for 2Q 2018, up from the 3.99 percent recorded during the same quarter a year earlier. To see the full statewide housing activity reports, go to Florida Realtors Media Center at http://media.”oridarealtors.org/ and look under Latest Releases, or download the 2Q 2018 data report PDFs under Market Data at: http:// media.”oridarealtors. org/market-data.State housing market: Sales, median prices, new listings up in Q2 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy ef“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see!. MLS#247774 119 MURRAY CT, NW, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net Freshly painted, large 3/2 family home in a great area! High ceilings. Large rooms. New ” ooring in living area and bedrooms, new appliances and roof. Laundry room is large and has washer and dry (as is) Lots of space for entertaining. New sod w/irrigation system. Golf course across the street and 8 blocks from Lake June. MLS#243866. $1550/mo. 6315 COLUMBUS BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com Beautiful 3 BR/2BA open ” oor plan in great neighborhood & situated on almost half an acre. large master suite, walk in closet, living room, dining area and an open kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends. New Roof 2018 & New A/C. MLS# 248461 $224,900 7 VICTORY WAY, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com Available July 2018 This 3 BR,2.5 BA home has lots of space & storage. Freshly painted new laminate wood ” oors in family room & part of the second ” oor. French doors to the enclosed front porch from dining room Screened lanai off the family room “ re place. MLS#237031 $1100/mo. RENTED! 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.net Fully furnished, charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Gol“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great “ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open ” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease....seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $950/mo. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com Located in the town of Avon Park. 2400 Sq Ft of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block & stucco in excellent condition! Can be divided into 2 units if wanted, owner used 1/2 and rented the other side, or rent out both units collect $$$. Possibilities are endless, this space has 2 central ac systems. MLS#248169 $83,900 ADDRESS IS 128 MCCOY DR.Contact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com HUD Foreclosure this older home will need work. Not FHA or VA “ nance-able. Foreclosure Case #093-443166. HUD owned & sold as-is. Resources, forms, and bidding link to www.HUDHomestore.com. MLS 248676 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 anitazahn@gmail.com 2808 POND DR. SEBRINGContact: Bethany Rojas 863.243.3423 me@Bethanysoldit.comWell maintained 2BR/2BA double wide mobile home w/newer refrigerator, cabinet doors, carpet & pad in kitchen. Inside laundry w/ W&d. Separate additon makes nice split ” oor plan. MLS#248404 $37,000 3848 ERIN RD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com Great 3 BR, 2 BA w/pool. Inside laundry room, ceiling fans, blinds, tiled ” oors. Pool & lawn care included!MLS#248735 $1400.00/mo. 6219 CANDLER TERRACE, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 dolsonrealtor@gmail.com 2 bed 2 bath with hook ups for stack washer and dryer. All tile ” oors, fresh paint. Screened lanai Just painted! MLS#248850 $?/mo. adno=3593978 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 acranmerrealtor@gmail.com Exceptional open ” oor plan, 3BR/2.5 BA has a Chefs dream gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances. Elegant master suite w/ walk in closets. Tankless water heater. So much more a MUST SEE! MLS#248409 $299,900 4 ACRES

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If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!!$145,000 247613 LARGE & SPACIOUS!2414 SUNRISE DR.4 BR, 3 BA, 3 car garage. Approx. 2,500 LSF under air. Enjoy beautiful sunsets over Deer Run from the screened lanai. Large family room. Spacious master suite, Jacuzzi tub, two walk-in closets. Screened lanai. Plantation Shutters & More.$269,500 247283 LAKEFRONT GOLF COURSETHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 62 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR! I need SOME MORE LISTINGS!Call me if it is time to move... We still have BUYERS ready! Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 TheCoolTeam.com SOLD! L A ALANCE: 863-446-1649LanceSells4U@gmail.comANNA: 863-214-1181Sebringbroker@gmail.com MLS#246972 $450,000205 W MAIN ST.Come and be a part of Historic Avon Park! Active, popular, neighborhood bar! Seller is including all that you see equipment, decor, furnishings, AND COP 5 liquor license,. This is truly a turnkey opportunity! Building and business included! MLS#248586$229,9001205 CHAPMAN LN.Sought after Orange Blossom area private, secluded 3/2/2 custom home on 1.35 acres! With 2788 sq ft, this split, open floor plan has a Master Suite w/jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, and 2 closets! Kitchen has Corian counters, a breakfast nook and large formal dining area. Whole house generator, central vacuum system and huge laundry room that leads directly to the over-sized garage w/golf cart door! Add the 24 x 24 ft separate garage (thats 576 sq ft!), wired 110, and extra insulation, this could be converted to a man-cave or workshop or additional living space!! Come and take a look!! MLS#248024$179,9002770 DUFFER RDImpressive Golf Hammock Golf community home across from fishing lake! This 3/2 open floor/split floor plan home is great for entertaining! Cathedral ceilings, screened/extended lanai overlooking wooded area. From the walk-in shower in the master and over sized closet to the double sliding pocket doors to the screened lanai, this home also offers a morning breakfast area. New roof in 2017, new paint throughout. All tile! Centrally located to Historic Downtown Sebring, restaurants, etc. Come take a look at what could be your foreverŽ home!! MLS#248272$159,9006914 GRANADA BLVD.Come take a look at this completely remodeled 3/2 open floor plan in sought after Sun N Lake Golf Community! From the new paint, new wood laminate floors, remodeled kitchen, bathrooms, doors, A/C, textured walls,stainless appliances, hot-water heater, garage door, all done within the last 3 years and a new roof in 2018, you cant miss this deal! Centrally located in the heart of Sebring with shopping, golfing, fishing, and medical facilities all nearby!! WANT IT SOLD? WANT TO BUY? 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Tile throughout with Carpet in 2 Bedrooms! Garden Tub in Master Suite! Open Terrace for BBQs! Privacy Fencing! Paved Road Frontage!!$137,900 PRICE REDUCED! PRICE REDUCED!$380,000MAJESTIC COVE FURNISHED UNITAn open spacious layout, high-end finishes & 9 ft ceilings. Unit is 3 Br & 3 full baths. Modern kitchen w/ SSl appliances, granite counter tops, & cherry wood cabinets. Open plan living & dining areas have marble floors with panoramic views of Lake Jackson, and wraparound balcony. Majestic Cove is an exclusive luxury resort. Unit includes a 9x20 boat slip. MLS#247615 MLS#248667 LAKE REDWATER Immaculate turn key double wide on almost an acre.. A Fishermans Dream! This home is 4 BR/w new flooring & roof in 2017. Large kitchen w/formal dining room PLUS a 19x29 Family room overlooking the lake complete with bar area & mini frig. Oversized master bedroom & bath. Master has a deep garden tub and separate shower. Exterior has metal carport, large shed and dock area. Boat launch located right up the street. Property has 210 Feet on the lake.$170,000 MLS#248405 CLINT & JOE THE TEAM YOULL WANT TO KNOW C MW863-991-0816clint.mcwaters@gmail.com J B903-456-2740joebrett32@gmail.com$174,900 2273 CLIFTON ST.Well maintained 2004 3-bedroom, 2-bath home, around corner from Lake Josephine public boat ramp. Tile throughout, large master BR, walk in closet, large walk in shower w/dbl shower heads. Open concept w/12 foot ceilings, kitchen island & breakfast counter. Extra insulation in attic & 2x6 studded walls. Shows very well. Nice landscaping. Jacuzzi in back. MLS#246158$339,000 2536 SW 18TH CT OKEECHOBEECome see this fabulous 4 BR, 4 .5 BA, 4200 sq ft pool home in desirable S/W section of Okeechobee! Home features large open concept living area with high wood panel ceilings, two dining areas, a game/family room, and a sprawling closed in back porch that leads to the pool deck. The property has been meticulously maintained w/ seamless metal roof installed in 2016, fresh outside paint, new water heater, newly refinished pool deck and new concrete driveway. MLS#248397 NEW LISTING 943 ARBOR STREETCome view this cute little 2 BR, 1 BA home on a canal that leads to Lake Josephine. Fully furnished concrete block home includes terrazzo floors throughout, new roof installed in 2008. Great little starter home or retirement home. Fully furnishedwhat you see is what you get. Tax Roll appears incorrect for living square feet. MLS#248405 UNDER CONTRACT$125,000buysellsebringhomes.com MLS#248833 SPRING LAKE 3 BEDROOM Great 3 BR home on quiet street. Fronts on a small canal stocked w/fish &open land. Open floor plan w/tiled floors & cathedral ceilings. Kitchen has a breakfast bar and overlooks the formal dining area. Other items are: split floor plan, plant shelves, carpet in bedrooms, large in-house utility room, 2 CAG w/ golf cart entrance, beautiful mature Oak trees, large master bedroom w/large walk-in closet.$180,000

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Pro Baseball 2, 4 | Motorcycle Racing 3 | Track 3 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | Swimming 6 | WNB A 6 | Tennis 6 adno=50539948 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018 VALID THROUGH AUG. 31, 2018RUSSIAN ASSIMILATIONRookie “ tting in nicely in LA, Page 6 Bulls softball coach has U.S. national team 1 win from Olympic bidTIMES FILE PHOTOIf Team USA reaches the 2020 Olympics, USF's Ken Eriksen likely would continue as its coach.By JOEY KNIGHTTampa Bay TimesThe U.S. national softball team, coached by USF's Ken Eriksen, finds itself one victory from clinching a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Team USA got a two-out single from UCLA's Rachel Garcia in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip past Japan, 4-3, in Saturday's playoff round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation World Championship in Chiba, Japan. Eriksen's squad, unbeaten in nine One win away SOFTBALL: OlympicsAssociated PressBARCELONA, Spain „ Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confirmed Saturday he has retired from Spains national team. The 31-year-old Pique says he has told new Spain coach Luis Enrique that the World Cup was his last tournament with La Roja.Ž Pique said the decision had already been made a long time ago and it was well thought out.Ž Pique had announced before the World Cup that he did not plan on returning to the national team after the tournament in Russia. SOCCERPique con“ rms retirement from Spains national team By RALPH D. RUSSOAssociated PressMaryland placed head coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave on Saturday while the school scrutinizes allegations of poor behavior by the football staff, apparent misdeeds that came to light following the death of a player on the practice field. In an open letter, athletic director Damon Evans wrote: At this time, the best decision for our football program is to place Maryland Head Football Coach DJ Durkin on leave so we can properly review the culture of the program.Ž Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim coach. Earlier Saturday, the head of the football teams strength and COLLEGE: FootballAP PHOTOIn this Dec. 26, 2016, photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin walks the sideline during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College in Detroit. Maryland puts Durkin on leave amid football investigation SEE SOFTBALL, 3 SEE DURKIN, 3By Doug FergusonAssociated PressST. LOUIS „ Twotime U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka took a step toward adding a third major to his short list of victories. Koepka bullied rainsoftened Bellerive on Saturday on the front nine and built a fourshot lead, only to run into bad patch that brought a strong list of contenders into the mix „ including Tiger Woods „ going into the final round of the PGA Championship. Even with back-toback bogeys on the back nine, Koepka had a 4-under 66 for a twoshot lead over Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who has been struggling through his worst season in nearly two decades. Scott had a 65 to get into the final group. Gary Woodland lost his way in his footprints in a bunker and made triple bogey on No. 10, falling six shots behind, and still managed a 71 to stay within three shots of the lead, along with Jon Rahm (66) and Rickie Fowler (69). The biggest buzz, as always, belonged to Woods. Coming off a threeputt bogey on the fifth hole, Woods ran off three straight birdies to get in range, only to stall on the back nine like he has done so often this year. He hit a 4-iron so pure on the par-5 17th hole that he immediately began walking off to it, and thousands of fans roared when it settled 20 feet from the hole for an eagle that could have brought him within one of the lead. He missed. And then he missed the next from 4 feet for birdie and ended his day with 10 straight pars. Woods had to settle for a 66, and by the time everyone else came through the 17th hole, he slipped back to a tie for sixth, four shots out of the lead. Thats the same position he was in going into the final round of the British Open at Carnoustie, where he led SEE SOCCER, 3By GREG AUMANTampa Bay TimesBucs CB Brent Grimes was back at practice Saturday after missing 11 days with an undisclosed injury, and help cant get there soon enough for a Tampa Bay secondary depleted by injuries. Were thin,Ž coach Dirk Koetter said, with Vernon Hargreaves out with a groin injury and Javien Elliott sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Last week and continuing into this week, offensive tackle weer thin, and were thin in the secondary, especially at corner. We just signed two corners yesterday; if we wouldnt have signed those guys, we would have had four corners to practice today. It would have been tough.Ž The Bucs were shorthanded enough that starting safety Justin Evans stepped in as the starting nickel corner Saturday, with rookie Jordan Whitehead taking his place as a starting safety. The Bucs added two undrafted rookies in Central Michigans Amari Coleman and Georgias Aaron Davis, who made their practice debut Saturday. Youve got to keep going, and the two new guys got baptism by SEE GOLF, 3 SEE BUCS, 3GOLF: PGAKoepka takes 2-shot lead at PGAAP PHOTOBrooks Koepka acknowledges the gallery as he walks to the 18th green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club on Saturday in St. Louis. NFL: BuccaneersBucs pushing through depth issues at cornerback

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Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, August 12, 2018 / The Sun SPORTS ON TVMLB: Rays journalPatience paying o for Mallex SmithBy KEEGAN MATHESONTimes CorrespondentTORONTO „ Its all clicking now for Rays OF Mallex Smith, who continues to ride a prolonged hot streak and flash game-changing ability at the top of Tampa Bays lineup. A hot April from Smith generated plenty of buzz, but that quieted through the summer. The 25-year-old has been in a groove since the calendar flipped to July, though, and hes only getting hotter. Smith entered Fridays series in Toronto hitting 14-for-30 (.467) over his previous 10 games and has been making hard contact consistently, but the most impressive part of this streak has been his improved plate approach with eight walks over that span. To put it as simply as possible, its swinging at the pitches I like and not at the pitches I dont,Ž Smith said before Fridays series opener in Toronto. Manager Kevin Cash went a little deeper on Smith, well, going a little deeper. Hes really confident right now,Ž Cash said. Hitters go through different periods of the season where they see the ball really well. Hes confident hitting behind in the count, so hes not going up there looking to get the at-bat over. Hell swing early on, but if not, has full confidence in his ability that he can work deep.Ž Smith has speed to burn, which has always been his most impressive tool dating to his days as a prospect in San Diego and Atlanta. In 2013 and 2014, which Smith split between Class-A and high-A in the Padres system, he stole 64 and 88 bases. With his average hovering near .300 this year and the top onbase percentage on the team behind the injured Daniel Robertson, Smith is seeing more opportunities to run. He plans on taking them, too. I think of myself as a base stealer, and base stealers need to steal bases, Smith said. Its all about picking the right spots.ŽPep talkWhen dealing with a younger team, part of Cashs job is encouraging players who are performing better than their stat line might suggest. Ryan Yarbrough was the most recent rookie to have that talk after surrendering two home runs in each of his last two outings. That bumped the 26-yearolds ERA up from 3.67 to 4.24, but Cash is still impressed with the overall package of Yarbroughs season. We talked with Yarbrough the other day. Hes frustrated,Ž Cash said. Two outings where he was not pleased with himself, but its easy to look at his stats and remind him hes got 11 wins, hes basically been under a four ERA all year long as a rookie pitcher.ŽRoe begins rehabRelief pitcher Chaz Roe made his first rehab appearance on Thursday after missing a month with a torn left meniscus. It was a fine first step, too, as Roe struck out the side on 18 pitches with high-A Charlotte. Roe was one of Tampa Bays busiest arms before hitting the disabled list with a 3.60 ERA over 41 appearances and 35 innings.This and thatThe Rays entered their series in Toronto riding a streak of six one-run games. Its the second time that has happened in franchise history, and the second time its happened in the majors this season ƒ Time to get familiar, because 13 of the Rays final 47 games (including Friday) are against the Blue Jays ƒ Only 14 players on Fridays active roster were on it when the Rays last faced the Blue Jays on June 13 at Tropicana Field. Thats 11 new faces in under two months.AP PHOTOMallex Smith breaks out in a dance as the Rays celebrate a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays on Aug. 10, 2018. AUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. NBCSN „ NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Consumers Energy 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB „ High school, Perfect Game AllAmerican Classic, at San Diego BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Girls World Championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. 4 p.m. SEC „ Big Blue Bahamas Tour, Team Toronto vs. Kentucky, at Nassau, Bahamas 4:30 p.m. FOX „ Jr. NBA World Championship: Boys World Championship, at Kissimmee, Fla. CYCLING 4:30 p.m. FS2 „ Tour of Utah, Stage 6 (“ nal stage), at Park City, Utah (same-day tape) GOLF 11 a.m. TNT „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, “ nal round, at St. Louis 2 p.m. CBS „ PGA of America, PGA Championship, “ nal round, at St. Louis FS1 „ USGA, U.S. Womens Amateur Championship, championship match, at Kingston Springs, Tenn. MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. TBS „ Seattle at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN „ Washington at Chicago Cubs SOCCER 7:30 a.m. FS1 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, England vs. Mexico, at Saint-Malo, France FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group B, Brazil vs. North Korea, at Saint-Malo, France 8:30 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Liverpool vs. West Ham United 10:30 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, Netherlands vs. France, at Concarneau, France 11 a.m. NBCSN „ Premier League, Arsenal vs. Manchester City 2 p.m. FS2 „ German-DFL Supercup, Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayern Munich, at Frankfurt, Germany 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Supercopa de Espana, Final, Barcelona vs. Sevilla, at Tangier, Morocco 4 p.m. ESPN „ MLS, N.Y. City FC at Toronto FC 8 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, Orlando City at D.C. United 10 p.m. FS1 „ MLS, FC Dallas at Seattle 12:30 a.m. (Monday) FS1 „ Liga MX, Primera Division, Tijuana vs. Cruz Azul (same-day tape) 2:30 a.m. (Monday) FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group A, Ghana vs. New Zealand, at Concarneau, France (same-day tape) SWIMMING 4 p.m. NBC „ Pan Paci“ c Championships, at Tokyo (same-day taped) TENNIS 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 „ WTA Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ nal, at Montreal 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Rogers Cup, “ nal, at Toronto WNBA BASKETBALL 3 p.m. NBA „ Dallas at Washington 7 p.m. ESPN2 „ Los Angeles at Phoenix Associated PressCLEVELAND „ Authorities say a 75-year-old man competing in the swimming portion of the Cleveland Triathlon was found unconscious in Lake Erie and later died. WKYC-TV reports USA Triathlon has confirmed the death of Oklahoma native Jim Hix on Saturday morning in Cleveland. The U.S. Coast Guard says a crew saw Hix floating in the water and tried to revive him onboard a boat. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Hix won the duathlon national championship for his age group last year and has represented the U.S. at international events. A cause of death hasnt yet been determined.CLEVELAND TRIATHLON: DeathMan dies after pulled from lake during Cleveland Triathlon MAKUHARI, JAPANUS beats Japan to reach “ nal of softball worldsPitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the womens world softball championship. It also gave the Americans a chance to qualify for the Olympics. With a runner on third base, Garcia hit a line drive to the gap in left-center field to seal the win. The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sundays final of a tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The winner of the tournament will be awarded an Olympic spot. If Japan wins, the second-place finisher will get the Olympic spot because Japan has an automatic berth as host. The Associated PressIN BRIEFMILB: STONE CRABS 10, BLUE JAYS 8Stone Crabs hold o Blue Jays Staff reports A strong start by the Stone Crabs, one which saw them plate six runs in the in 1st inning, allowed them to build a substantial cushion early. It would be a critical component in Saturday evenings 10-8 win over the Dunedin Blue Jays. Brendan McKay delivered the Stone Crabs first run of the game, doubling to left to drive in Vidal Brujan. The first of two doubles for Kevin Padlo, cleared the bases, staking the Stone Crabs to a 4-0 advantage. Jermaine Palacios singled to center to plate Padlo. The first of Miles Mastrobuonis three hits, a double to right, scored Palacios. Charlotte would score twice in the fourth. Robbie Tenerowicz, who along with the Mastrobuoni had three hits against Blue Jays pitching, singled to left and in the process plated Brujan. The Stone Crabs would tack on another run as Tristan Gray singled to right, but an error by Blue Jays outfielder Rodrigo Orozco allowed McKay to score. Padlos second double of the game delivered Gray home in the 6th inning. Tenerowicz doubled to left in the 7th inning, plating Mastrobuoni with the Stone Crabs 10th run. Tenerowicz and Mastrobuoni led the Stone Crabs 15-hit attack, with three hits each, Brujan, Gray, Padlo and McKay all had a pair of hits in the victory. Rays reliever Chaz Roe, in a rehab appearance, started the game, posting a sole strikeout in his scoreless one inning of work. Roe gave way to Brian Shaffer, who was acquired in the Matt Andriese trade, with the former Terrapin working five innings, allowing six hits and one run, while issuing two walks and recording a lone strike out. The right-hander would earn his first win in a Stone Crabs uniform. However, after Shaffer turned the ball over, the bullpen proceeded to give up seven runs, with fireman Ivan Pelaez finishing the game, recording his fourth save. 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BLUE JAYS 1Rays defense holds o Blue JaysBY KEEGAN MATHESONTimes CorrespondentTORONTO „ Coming off a week of one-run games, the Rays used their speed and defense to grind out another close win on Saturday afternoon in Toronto. Tampa Bay entered their series at Rogers Centre riding a six-game streak decided by a single run, but gave themselves a little more breathing room for the second day in a row with a 3-1 victory after snuffing out a handful of potential rallies from the Blue Jays. Mallex Smith kickstarted the Tampa Bay offense early in an unlikely fashion, which means that his month-plus hot streak is still alive and well. Smith beat a chopper into the dirt in front of home plate that bounced high over the head of starter Sam Gaviglio, but when the Blue Jays shortstop and second baseman were close to converging on the ball, both jumped away at the last second assuming the other was taking charge. The ball rolled slowly through the infield dirt as Smith took a wide turn around first base and quickly turned on the jets for second. Joey Wendle brought Smith home later in the inning when he ripped a ground-rule double down the rightfield line. Ryne Stanek got the nod as Saturday's opener and gave the Rays 1 ‡ innings to open the game. Stanek breezed through the first inning, forcing two harmless pop flies, but found trouble in the second inning and was pulled in favor of Diego Castillo. Castillo entered with two runners already on, then plunked Russell Martin to load the bases. He managed to escape the jam, though, by forcing a pop out and a ground out, which kept the Rays in front early. The 24-year-old righthander gave the Rays 2 ‡ innings of shutout ball while striking out two, and along the way, he managed to duck under a sharp line drive from Martin that just buzzed inches over his head. Toronto had an opportunity to put something together in the seventh against Hunter Wood, but Martin was thrown out trying to steal second before Kevin Pillar walked and was picked off two pitches later. The play went to review and couldn't have been closer, but the umpiring crew stuck with the call on the field that C.J. Cron had applied the tag just in time. The Rays did all of the small things right, but the Blue Jays helped their cause with mental errors throughout the game. Kevin Kiermaier took advantage of another Blue Jays defensive miscue in the second inning, when he singled and then advanced to second base when centerfielder Kevin Pillar bobbled the ball. Willy Adames later brought him home on a ground out for the eventual winning run. Kiermaier also came within inches of a new submission for Catch Of the Year. Teoscar Hernandez sliced a ball deep into the rightcenter gap in the second inning, but Kiermaier just missed the catch at the apex of his jump before slamming into the wall. Back on the mound, Jose Alvarado pitched a clean eighth inning and handed off to Sergio Romo, who recorded his 15th save of the season. Rookie Jake Bauers was left out of the starting lineup by Kevin Cash to give him some added rest, but entered as a defensive sub along with Carlos Gomez in the bottom of the eighth.AP PHOTORays pitcher Ryne Stanek opens the game against the Blue Jays on Aug. 11, 2018.

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The Sun / Sunday, August 12, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3 Associated PressSPIELBERG, Austria „ Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez edged Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by 0.002 seconds in qualifying on Saturday to take pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix. Honda rider Marquez timed 1 minute, 23.241 seconds for his 49th career pole, and fourth of the season. Marquez is chasing his first victory in Austria since the event returned to the calendar in 2016. Doviziosos teammate Jorge Lorenzo was 0.135 behind in third to complete the front row for Sundays race. Qualifying ended in disappointment for Yamaha with Maverick Vinales placing 11th and six-time world champion Valentino Rossi missing out on Q2 and finishing in 14th. Chasing his fifth championship, Marquez leads the overall standings after 10 of 19 races with 181 points, ahead of Rossi with 132 and Dovizioso with 113.RACING: Austrian GPMarquez edges Dovizioso for Austrian GP poleAP PHOTOThird placed Spains rider Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team celebrates after the MotoGP race at the Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix at the Automotodrom Brno, in Brno, Czech Republic, Sunday. conditioning staff was placed on paid leave while the school investigates claims he verbally abused and humiliated players, according to a person briefed on the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Maryland had not announced the decision regarding Rick Court. Maryland has also placed two athletic training staffers it did not identify on leave as it investigates the death of Jordan McNair. The 19-year-old offensive lineman was hospitalized May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances. A report is expected by Sept. 15. McNairs parents are being represented by Baltimore attorney Bill Murphy, whose firm is also investigating. In his open letter, Evans wrote: The external review into the tragic death of Jordan McNair continues, and we have committed to releasing publicly the report being prepared by an independent and national expert.Ž ESPN reported that head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall were placed on leave by Maryland. An ESPN story Friday quoted unidentified players, former players and former members of Durkins staff, who contended Court and Durkin created a toxic culture within the program. The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is our highest priority,Ž Evans wrote. These alleged behaviors are not consistent with the values I expect all of our staff to adhere to and we must do better. Durkin is starting his third season at Maryland. The 40-year-old former Michigan defensive coordinator is 11-15 in two seasons after receiving a five-year, contract worth $12.5 million in December 2015. Durkin brought Court to Maryland to lead the strength and conditioning staff in 2016. Court had been the head strength coach at Mississippi State since 2014 under coach Dan Mullen. Court also worked with Durkin at Bowling Green in 2005 and 06, when Durkin was an assistant. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald expressed support for Court on Saturday. Fitzgeralds first two seasons with the Bulldogs coincided with Courts time leading the strength program at the school. He worked us hard,Ž Fitzgerald told the AP. They were definitely tough workouts, but ultimately he wasnt out to get anybody. He wasnt out to hurt anyone. His job is to make us physically fit and ready for the season and thats exactly what he did. From what I remember, he never really went over the line or did anything crazy like that.ŽDURKINFrom Page 1 The central defender made his international debut in a friendly in 2009 and played 102 matches with Spain winning 73 of them. He also scored five goals. Only 12 other players have 100 appearances or more with Spains national team. Pique was an indisputable starter when Spain won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship. He said he felt fortunate for being a part of the national team during such a beautiful and successful time.Ž Pique will continue playing for Barcelona, which begins its season against Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.SOCCERFrom Page 1briefly in the final before fading. Now he gets another shot, and it most likely will take another round like Saturday. Not just myself, but everyones going to have to shoot low rounds,Ž Woods said. Its soft, its gettable, and you cant just go out there and make a bunch of pars.Ž Koepka was at 12-under 198 and will play in the final group of a major for the first time. He won in the penultimate group at the U.S. Open each of the last two years. He already burnished his reputation two months ago by winning a U.S. Open on two entirely different courses „ one at Erin Hills with a record-tying score of 16-under par, the other at Shinnecock Hills where he survived to win at 1-over par. He has only one other PGA Tour victory, one in Europe and two in Japan. But put him against the strongest fields and the biggest events, and hes a world-beater. This test figures to be different. Bellerive is so soft that a charge can come from anywhere. Ive watched Tiger win 14 of these things hanging around a lot of the time,Ž Scott said. He ran away with a few, for sure, but he hung around for a lot. And I would love to hang around tomorrow. And that might mean shooting 5 under again to hang around, but I would love to be in the mix coming down the stretch and have the chance to hole some putts to win.Ž Ten players were within four shots of the lead, which includes defending champion Justin Thomas (68), Jason Day (67) and Stewart Cink, the 2009 British Open champion who played with Woods and matched his 66. Its a pretty intense environment out there. Its fun,Ž Cink said. Hearing the crowd, and Tigers performing great, it was like turning back the hands of the clock.Ž As easy as it looks at times, Bellerive can still bite at any moment. Jordan Spieth found that out on a hole that effectively ended his second bid for the career Grand Slam. From well right of the 12th fairway, he tried to hit through a gap and instead caromed off a tree and out-of-bounds, leading to triple bogey and falling back to 4 under for the tournament. He had to settle for a 69 and was eight shots behind, with 27 players in front of him. No one paid more dearly than Woodland. Three shots behind at the turn, he and Kevin Kisner were in a front bunker. Woodland went over the green onto a slope at the back of another bunker, and his next shot went through the green back into the first bunker. The sand had yet to be raked, and Woodlands ball was in his footprints. He wound up with triple bogey, and scrambled to get back in the mix. Really confident going into tomorrow with the way I fought the last eight holes,Ž he said. Koepka almost headed down that direction. He had to make an 8-foot par save on the 13th. He couldnt save par with a 100-foot bunker shot on the 14th after a poor drive, and his tee shot on the 15th settled behind a tree, forcing him to take relief with a penalty shot. He got up-and-down to escape with bogey. And as Woods was moving into position for a potential eagle, Koepka made a 10-foot par save on the 16th.GOLFFrom Page 1 WBSC World Championship contests, will face either Canada or Japan in Sundays title game, set to start at 6 a.m. EST. For live stats and a possible live stream of the game, go to this link. With a triumph, the U.S. earns a spot in the 20 Olympic Games (Japan automatically qualifies as the host country). If Team USA reaches the Olympics, Eriksen likely would continue as its coach. Per WBSC tie-break rules, the eighth began for Team USA with a runner „ former University of Florida star Kirsti Merritt „ on second base. Delaney Spaulding (UCLA) moved Merritt to third with a grounder before Garcia came through with the game-winner. Current USF director of operations Valeria Arioto, who starred at California, had a walk and RBI. Arioto is batting .438 (7-for-16) with four RBIs in the tournament.SOFTBALLFrom Page 1By CIARAN FAHEYAssociated PressBERLIN „ Norways Jakob Ingebrigtsen had the joy of beating his older brother in a 1-2 finish in the mens 5,000 meters, and host nation Germany celebrated two more golds at the European Athletics Championships on Saturday. The 17-year-old Ingebrigtsen, who became the youngest athlete to clinch a European track title when he won the 1,500 on Friday, finished in 13 minutes, 17.06 seconds for a European under-20 record. We started preparing for the 5K final as soon as we crossed the line on the 1,500 last night,Ž Ingebrigtsen said. His 27-year-old brother, Henrik Ingebrigtsen, was second, ahead of Morhad Amdouni of France. This could only feel better if our brother Filip was here to take the bronze medal. Unfortunately, he injured himself and couldnt take part in the final,Ž Henrik Ingebrigtsen said of 25-year-old Filip Ingebrigtsen, who had raced as defending champion in the 1,500 the night before but finished 12th. We have another brother who is turning 5 years old, and soon can join the Ingebrigtsen team,Ž Henrik Ingebrigtsen joked. Another trio of brothers, including a pair of twins, helped Belgium to win gold in the mens 4x400 relay. Jonathan and Kevin Borlee, both 30, joined younger brother Dylan, and Jonathan Sacoor, for victory ahead of Britain and Spain. Poland won gold in the womens 4x400 ahead of France and Britain. Germanys Mateusz Przybylko delighted the home crowd, winning the mens high jump by clearing 2.35 meters to equal his personal best. I always want to jump higher up to the sky,Ž Przybylko said beforehand. Celebrations continued in Berlins Olympic Stadium when Malaika Mihambo won the womens long jump with 6.75. I made it difficult for myself,Ž Mihambo said. British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, who won the 100 on Tuesday, successfully defended her 200 title ahead of Dutch sprinters Dafne Schippers and Jamile Samuel in a joint worldleading time of 21.89. I know this is not the Olympic Games or the world championships, but Im still very proud of myself,Ž said the 22-year-old AsherSmith, who is targeting a treble in the 4x100 on Sunday. World and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia defended her title with a throw of 67.62 to become the first to win five consecutive European titles. Justyna SwietyErsetic, part of Polands 4x400 winning team, finished strongly to win the womens 400 ahead of Greeces Maria Belibasaki, and Adam Kszczot of Poland defended his 800 title ahead of Swedens Andreas Kramer and Frances PierreAmbroise Bosse. Earlier, Alvaro Martin and Maria Perez made it a Spanish double in the men and womens 20K walks.TRACK: European Athletics ChampionshipsAP PHOTONorways gold medal winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, left, and silver medal winner Henrik Ingebrigtsen celebrate after the mens 5000-meter final at the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday. fire,Ž Koetter said. They got a lot of reps today.Ž Second-round picks M.J. Stewart and Carlton Davis both played extensively Thursday, getting among the highest snaps on the defense. Grimes could be back on the field for Saturdays preseason game at the Titans, but the Bucs will lean on their youngest corners extensively this week.BUCSFrom Page 1Ingebrigtsen, 17, beats big brother for 1-2 “ nish at Euros

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Jonescf500003.202 Iglesiasss300010.264 Castellanosrf401001.283 Candelario3b400000.224 Martinezdh301010.238 1-Gerberpr-dh010000.174 Goodrum2b311210.232 Adduci1b413000.276 McCannc402101.222 Reyeslf401001.220 TOTALS3439336 MINNESOTA001021000„490 DETROIT010000002„390 a-”iedoutforFieldinthe7th. 1-ranforMartinezinthe9th. LOB„Minnesota10,Detroit7.2B„Rosario (29).3B„Adduci(1).HR„Austin(9),off LirianoGoodrum(12),offHildenberger. RBIs„Rosario(67),Austin2(25),Goodrum2 (38),McCann(31).CS„Goodrum(3). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Minnesota 6(Rosario,Polanco3,Cave2)Detroit2 (Jones,McCann).RISP„Minnesota1for7 Detroit1for3. Runnersmovedup„Sano,Wilson,Austin. GIDP„Iglesias. DP„Minnesota1(Polanco,Forsythe, Mauer). MINNESOTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Gibson,W,6-977 1124111 3.49 May,H,310000011 1.93 Hildnbrgr,S,.112 221225 4.74 DETROITIPHRERBBSONPERA Liriano,L,3-7563343864.42 McAllister121101205.06 Alcantara110010240.66 Coleman100011163.71 Farmer100002174.59 WP„Liriano,Alcantara,Gibson. Umpires„Home,BruceDreckmanFirst, ChadFairchildSecond,MikeEstabrook Third,AngelHernandez. T„3:09.A„26,991(41,297).BREWERS4,BRAVES2MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichrf410012.313 Caincf522000.297 Moustakas3b401211.253 Braunlf312100.249 Shaw2b400000.249 Thames1b300003.229 c-Aguilarph-1b000010.272 Kratzc301101.229 Arciass400001.209 Mileyp201001.231 a-Schoopph100000.234 Burnesp000000--d-Perezph100001.259 Haderp000000.500 TOTALS34474310 ATLANTAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Acunacf-lf411101.270 Albies2b402001.277 Freeman1b311010.318 Markakisrf401100.325 Camargo3b400001.259 Duvalllf300000.202 Biddlep000000.500 Winklerp000000.000 Jacksonp000000.000 e-Culbersonph100000.286 Suzukic301000.251 Swansonss301000.238 Teheranp100000.207 Brachp000000--b-Inciarteph-cf100000.251 TOTALS3127213 MILWAUKEE100000030„471 ATLANTA100100000„271 a-groundedoutforMileyinthe7th.b-lined outforBrachinthe7th.c-walkedfor Thamesinthe8th.d-struckoutforBurnes inthe8th.e-groundedoutforJacksonin the9th. E„Burnes(1),Biddle(1).LOB„Milwaukee 8,Atlanta4.2B„Moustakas(25),Freeman (31).HR„Acuna(14),offMiley.RBIs„ Moustakas2(70),Braun(43),Kratz(11), Acuna(32),Markakis(74).SB„Cain(21). CS„Cain(6).S„Teheran. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Milwaukee 4(Shaw2,Perez2)Atlanta2(Acuna, Inciarte).RISP„Milwaukee4for9Atlanta1 for5. GIDP„Camargo,Duvall. DP„Milwaukee2(Moustakas,Thames), (Arcia,Shaw,Thames). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Miley66 221077 2.23 Burnes,W,3-011 000013 2.77 Hader,S,9-1220 000329 1.54 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Teheran62 112690 4.33 Brach,H,610 00009 4.30 Bddle,L,3-1,BS,2.13 32009 2.60 Winkler.21 001215 2.79 Jackson11 000210 3.70 Inheritedrunners-scored„Winkler2-1. HBP„Teheran2(Braun,Kratz).WP„Miley. Umpires„Home,JimReynoldsFirst,Chad WhitsonSecond,MarkWegnerThird,John Tumpane. T„2:42.A„40,297(41,149).MARINERS3,ASTROS2SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigerrf300011.271 Spanlf301002.278 Segurass401000.305 Cruzdh412001.271 Seager3b411100.229 Herrmannc411101.236 Zuninoc000000.202 Healy1b403101.236 Gordon2b401000.276 Herediacf300000.224 TOTALS33310316 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kempcf400000.293 Bregman3b301010.278 Correass300012.262 Gattisdh400000.238 Gonzalezlf400003.240 Gurriel2b411001.279 Reddickrf411000.248 White1b201210.286 Stassic301002.246 1-Fisherpr000000.169 Maldonadoc000000.217 TOTALS3125238 SEATTLE000300000„3100 HOUSTON020000000„251 1-ranforStassiinthe8th. E„Stassi(1).LOB„Seattle5,Houston5. 2B„Seager(27),Healy2(13),Reddick (12).3B„Herrmann(2).RBIs„Seager(63), Herrmann(4),Healy(57),White2(11). SB„Gordon(27). Runnersleftinscoringposition„Seattle 3(Haniger,Gordon,Heredia)Houston1 (Gattis).RISP„Seattle2for8Houston1for 2. Runnersmovedup„Gordon.LIDP„Kemp. GIDP„Segura2,Seager. DP„Seattle1(Heredia,Healy)Houston3 (Bregman,Gurriel,White),(Morton,Correa, White),(Gurriel,Correa,White). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA LeBlanc,W,7-253 222590 3.80 Vincent,H,121.10000194.38 Duke,H,13.1000003 4.81 Warren,H,3.1000009 2.97 Colome,H,2212 001016 3.12 Diaz,S,45-4810 000211 2.02 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Morton,L,1.267 331487 2.88 Sipp.21 000112 1.52 Smith.10 00004 3.69 Osuna11 000114 2.45 Rondon11 000019 2.11 Inheritedrunners-scored„Smith1-0.HBP„ Morton(Span). Umpires„Home,JoeWestFirst,Mark RippergerSecond,NicLentzThird,Doug Eddings. T„2:56.A„38,888(41,168).CARDINALS8,ROYALS3ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b400011.278 Molinac522000.290 Martinezdh422311.300 Ozunalf512100.270 DeJongss411101.243 Gyorko3b412100.252 Badercf312210.278 Wong2b400000.223 Garciarf400001.100 TOTALS37811834 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eld2b300011.295 Gordonlf200020.247 Perezc300012.229 Dudadh401002.239 Herrerarf400001.245 Phillipscf400002.217 OHearn1b411001.130 Escobar3b222210.206 Mondesiss301001.260 TOTALS29352510 ST.LOUIS004002002„8111 KANSASCITY000020010„350 E„Carpenter(9).LOB„St.Louis5,Kansas City4.2B„Molina(17),DeJong(15).3B„ Ozuna(2).HR„Bader(8),offDuffyMartinez (14),offFlynnEscobar(4),offFlaherty. RBIs„Martinez3(68),Ozuna(61),DeJong (33),Gyorko(38),Bader2(20),Escobar2 (24). Runnersleftinscoringposition„St.Louis1 (Wong)KansasCity2(Herrera,OHearn). RISP„St.Louis3for5KansasCity0for4. Runnersmovedup„Merri“eld,Herrera, Phillips.LIDP„Gordon.GIDP„Ozuna, Merri“eld2. DP„St.Louis3(Carpenter),(DeJong,Wong, Carpenter),(Gyorko,Wong,Carpenter) KansasCity1(Escobar,Merri“eld,OHearn). ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Flaherty,W,6-673 2239106 3.22 Hudson.211120170.96 Hicks,S,3-71.110001173.03 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Duffy,L,7-115.18 6612100 4.90 McCarthy.20 000110 3.67 Flynn332221484.22 Inheritedrunners-scored„Hicks1-0.WP„ Duffy,Hudson. Umpires„Home,RyanBlakneyFirst,Adam HamariSecond,PhilCuzziThird,Tom Hallion. T„2:56.A„38,427(37,903).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland,99; Betts,Boston,98;Martinez, Boston,85;Benintendi, Boston,84;Trout,LosAngeles,82;Ramirez,Cleveland, 78;Segura,Seattle,78; Bregman,Houston,75; Stanton,NewYork,75; Springer,Houston,74. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 101;Davis,Oakland,90; Ramirez,Cleveland,83; Encarnacion,Cleveland,81; Cruz,Seattle,75;Haniger, Seattle,75;Stanton,New York,75;Lindor,Cleveland, 74;Bogaerts,Boston,72; Bregman,Houston,72. HITS: Martinez,Boston, 141;Lindor,Cleveland, 139;Rosario,Minnesota, 137;Segura,Seattle,137; Betts,Boston,135;Altuve, Houston,134;Benintendi, Boston,130;Merri“eld, KansasCity,130;Jones, Baltimore,128;Castellanos, Detroit,127. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,35;Davis,Oakland, 33;Ramirez,Cleveland, 33;Gallo,Texas,31;Cruz, Seattle,30;Trout,LosAngeles,30;Lindor,Cleveland, 29;Stanton,NewYork,29; Betts,Boston,27;Judge, NewYork,26. STOLENBASES: Ramirez, Cleveland,27;Gordon, Seattle,26;Merri“eld, KansasCity,25;Smith, TampaBay,25. PITCHING: Severino,New York,15-5;Kluber,Cleveland,14-6;Porcello,Boston, 14-5;Carrasco,Cleveland, 13-6;Snell,TampaBay, 13-5;Gonzales,Seattle, 12-7;Happ,NewYork,12-6; Morton,Houston,12-2; Price,Boston,12-6;5tied at11. ERA: Sale,Boston,2.04; Snell,TampaBay,2.18; Bauer,Cleveland,2.26; Verlander,Houston,2.50; Kluber,Cleveland,2.74; Cole,Houston,2.75;Morton, Houston,2.81;Severino, NewYork,3.11;Clevinger, Cleveland,3.38;Fiers,Oakland,3.40. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,207;Sale,Boston, 207;Bauer,Cleveland, 206;Verlander,Houston, 206;Paxton,Seattle,175; Morton,Houston,167; Severino,NewYork,167; Berrios,Minnesota,153; Kluber,Cleveland,153; Carrasco,Cleveland,146. NATIONALLEAGUE RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,84;Albies,Atlanta, 81;Yelich,Milwaukee, 79;Carpenter,St.Louis, 78;Arenado,Colorado, 77;Baez,Chicago,73; Harper,Washington,72; Goldschmidt,Arizona,71; Hernandez,Philadelphia, 71;Turner,Washington,70. RBI: Baez,Chicago,88; Suarez,Cincinnati,88; Aguilar,Milwaukee,83;Arenado,Colorado,82;Story, Colorado,80;Rizzo,Chicago,75;Markakis,Atlanta, 73;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 72;Freeman,Atlanta,71; Harper,Washington,71. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta, 144;Freeman,Atlanta,140; Gennett,Cincinnati,132; Arenado,Colorado,128; Peraza,Cincinnati,128; Yelich,Milwaukee,128; Albies,Atlanta,127;Anderson,Miami,127;Castro, Miami,127;Story,Colorado, 127. HOMERUNS: Carpenter, St.Louis,32;Arenado, Colorado,29;Aguilar, Milwaukee,28;Harper, Washington,28;Muncy,Los Angeles,26;Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez,Chicago,25; Goldschmidt,Arizona,24; Story,Colorado,24;Shaw, Milwaukee,23. STOLENBASES: Turner, Washington,31;SMarte, Pittsbur g h,28;Hamilton, Cincinnati,27;MTaylor, Washington,24. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,15-5;Godley, Arizona,12-6;Greinke,Arizona,12-7;Lester,Chicago, 12-4. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.77;Scherzer,Washington, 2.28;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.37;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.74;Greinke,Arizona,2.89; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,2.98. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,216;Corbin, Arizona,183;deGrom,New York,183;Greinke,Arizona, 152;Gray,Colorado,148; Pivetta,Philadelphia,147; Folt y newicz,Atlanta,145.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox5,Orioles0,1stgame: David Pricestruckout10oversixsparkling inningsintheopenerofasplit doubleheader. Yankees5,Rangers3: RookieMiguel Andujarhitatiebreaking,two-run homerintheseventhinningandYankeesnewcomerLanceLynnturnedin anotherstrongstart. Nationals9,Cubs4: RyanZimmermanhittwohomerunsoffashaky JonLesterandtiedacareerhigh withsixRBIs,sendingtheNationals overChicago. Rays3,BlueJays1: WillyAdames hadtwohitsanddroveinthedecisiverun,andtheRaysbeattheBlue Jays,theirseventhwinineightmeetingswithTorontothisseason. Twins4,Tigers3: TylerAustinhit atwo-runhomerinhisMinnesota debut,helpingtheTwinsbeatthe Tigers. Brewers4,Braves2: MikeMoustakas hitatwo-rundoubleintheeighth inning,JoshHaderrecordeda two-inningsaveandtheMilwaukee BrewersralliedtobeattheBraves. Cardinals8,Royals3: JackFlaherty struckoutnineinseveninnings, andtheSt.LouisCardinalsbeatthe Royalsfortheirfourthstraightwin. Mariners3,Astros2: RyonHealyhad threehitsanddroveinthego-ahead run,andtheSeattleMarinersbeat theHoustonAstros. LATE ArizonaatCincinnati N.Y.MetsatMiami L.A.DodgersatColorado BostonatBaltimore,2ndgame ClevelandatChicagoWhiteSox OaklandatL.A.Angels PhiladelphiaatSanDiego PittsburghatSanFranciscoTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ArizonaGodley(R)12-64.3514-91-020.02.70 CincinnatiCastillo(R)1:10p6-94.9112-111-117.21.53 NewYorkSyndergaard(R)7-23.1710-52-118.13.93 MiamiChen(L)1:10p4-85.488-102-116.24.3 MilwaukeeAnderson(R)7-73.8112-111-016.23.78 AtlantaNewcomb(L)1:35p10-53.1512-102-020.21.31 LosAngelesHill(L)5-43.628-72-018.11.47 ColoradoBettis(R)3:10p5-25.679-90-114.08.36 PhiladelphiaArrieta(R)9-63.1112-102-021.01.29 SanDiegoLucchesi(L)3:40p5-63.707-101-115.15.28 PittsburghMusgrove(R)4-63.415-71-221.01.71 SanFran.Rodriguez(R)4:05p5-12.348-30-020.01.35 WashingtonScherzer(R)15-52.2817-72-021.01.29 ChicagoHamels(L)8:05p7-94.389-132-116.04.50AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA BostonSale(L)11-42.0414-82-019.00.00 BaltimoreCobb(R)1:05p3-145.554-171-119.02.37 TexasPerez(L)2-46.153-70-018.02.50 NewYorkSabathia(L)1:05p6-43.4912-90-013.13.38 TampaBayGlasnow(R)1-24.142-00-07.02.57 TorontoStroman(R)1:07p4-85.207-91-118.24.34 MinnesotaStewart(R)0-00.000-00-00.00.00 DetroitBoyd(L)1:10p6-104.3310-122-119.12.79 SeattleTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 HoustonKeuchel(L)2:10p9-93.5314-101-118.03.50 ClevelandCarrasco(R)13-63.6913-81-120.01.80 ChicagoCovey(R)2:10p4-85.585-100-315.18.22 OaklandCahill(R)4-23.128-53-017.03.71 LosAngelesHeaney(L)4:07p7-73.9610-111-119.05.68INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA St.LouisWeaver(R)6-104.6611-121-114.23.68 KansasCityJunis(R)2:15p6-114.989-121-115.14.70 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAUG.12 1921: PhiladelphiasGeorgeSmithgaveup12hitsbut pitchedashutoutforthePhillies,whobeattheBoston Braves4-0. 1948: Inthesecondgameofadoubleheader,theClevelandIndiansroutedtheSt.LouisBrowns26-3witha 29-hitbarrage.TheIndianssetamajorleaguerecord, with14playershittingsafely. 1964: MickeyMantlehitahomerunbothleft-and right-handedina7-3winovertheChicagoWhiteSox. Itwasthe10thtimeinhiscareerandamajorleague recordforswitch-hithomersinagame. 1966: ArtShamskyoftheCincinnatiRedsconnected forthreehomerunsina14-11,13-inninglosstothe PittsburghPiratesatCrosleyField.Twoofthehomers cameinthe10thand11thinnings.Thegamefeatured 11homersbybothclubs. 1970: CurtFloodlosthis$41millionantitrustsuit againstbaseball. 1974: NolanRyanoftheCaliforniaAngelssetanAmericanLeaguerecordbystrikingout19ina4-2winover theBostonRedSox.Ryanbetteredthe18strikeoutsset byBobFellerin1938andtiedthemajorleaguerecord setbySteveCarltonin1969andTomSeaverin1970. 1984: Abrawl-“lledgameinAtlantabeganwhen PascualPerezhitSanDiegosAlanWigginsinthe backwiththe“rstpitch.Padrespitchersretaliatedby throwingatPerezallfourtimeshecametotheplate. Thegamehadtwobench-clearingbrawls,thesecond ofwhichincludedseveralfansand19ejections,includingbothmanagersandbothreplacementmanagers. TheBraveswon5-3.FRIDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston19,Baltimore12 Texas12,N.Y.Yankees7 TampaBay7,Toronto0 Detroit5,Minnesota3 ChicagoWhiteSox1,Cleveland0 Seattle5,Houston2 L.A.Angels4,Oakland3 NationalLeague ChicagoCubs3,Washington2 Cincinnati3,Arizona0 N.Y.Mets6,Miami2 Atlanta10,Milwaukee1 Colorado5,L.A.Dodgers4 SanDiego2,Philadelphia0 SanFrancisco13,Pittsburgh10 Interleague St.Louis7,KansasCity0 MONDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,7:10 p.m. TorontoatKansasCity,8:15p.m. SeattleatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague MiamiatAtlanta,1:35p.m.,1stgame MiamiatAtlanta,7:35p.m.,2nd game WashingtonatSt.Louis,8:10p.m. SanFranciscoatL.A.Dodgers,10:10 p.m. Interleague N.Y.MetsatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. ClevelandatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ArizonaatTexas,8:05p.m. L.A.AngelsatSanDiego,10:10p.m.

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The Sun / Sunday, August 12, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5SCOREBOARD BASEBALLFLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Clearwater (Phillies) 30 18 .625 „ Dunedin (Blue Jays) 29 20 .592 1 Lakeland (Tigers) 25 20 .556 3 Daytona (Reds) 23 25 .479 7 Tampa (Yankees) 23 26 .469 7 Florida (Braves) 16 29 .356 12 South Division W L Pct. GB Charlotte (Rays) 30 17 .638 „ Fort Myers (Twins) 28 20 .583 2 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 23 24 .489 7 Jupiter (Marlins) 20 25 .444 9 St. Lucie (Mets) 20 27 .426 10 Bradenton (Pirates) 15 31 .326 14 Saturdays GamesLakeland at Palm Beach, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte 10, Dunedin 8 St. Lucie 11, Clearwater 0 Tampa 5, Bradenton 2 Florida 3, Fort Myers 2 Jupiter at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.Sundays GamesFort Myers at Florida, 11 a.m. Dunedin at Charlotte, 12:35 p.m. Lakeland at Palm Beach, 1 p.m. St. Lucie at Clearwater, 1 p.m. Tampa at Bradenton, 1 p.m. Jupiter at Daytona, 5:35 p.m.Mondays GamesDaytona at Lakeland, 6:30 p.m. Jupiter at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Florida at St. Lucie, 6:30 p.m. Tampa at Palm Beach, 6:30 p.m. Bradenton at Clearwater, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Fort Myers, 7 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 1 0 0 1.000 26 17 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 17 0 Miami 0 1 0 .000 24 26 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 23 28 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 10 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 20 24 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 31 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 31 14 Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 20 10 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 30 27 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Oakland 1 0 0 1.000 16 10 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 17 Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Dallas 0 1 0 .000 21 24 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 10 20 Washington 0 1 0 .000 17 26 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 14 31 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 28 23 New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 24 20 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 26 24 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 0 17 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 31 17 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 10 16 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19 L.A. Rams 0 1 0 .000 7 33 Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Aug. 9New Orleans 24, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 31, Philadelphia 14 Carolina 28, Buffalo 23 Cleveland 20, N.Y. Giants 10 Tampa Bay 26, Miami 24 Cincinnati 30, Chicago 27 New England 26, Washington 17 Baltimore 33, L.A. Rams 7 Green Bay 31, Tennessee 17 Houston 17, Kansas City 10 Indianapolis 19, Seattle 17 San Francisco 24, Dallas 21Fridays GamesN.Y. Jets 17, Atlanta 0 Oakland 16, Detroit 10Saturdays GamesMinnesota at Denver, late L.A. Chargers at Arizona, lateWEEK 2 Thursdays GamesPhiladelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 9:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10 p.m.Monday, Aug. 20Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with “ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 “ nal records, total points based on 25 points for “ rst place through one point for 25th, and last years “ nal ranking (LYR): REC. PTS. LYR 1. Alabama (61) 13-1 1621 1 2. Clemson (3) 12-2 1547 4 3. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1458 5 4. Georgia 13-2 1452 2 5. Oklahoma 12-2 1288 3 6. Washington 10-3 1245 15 7. Wisconsin 13-1 1243 6 8. Miami (Fla.) 10-3 1091 13 9. Penn State 11-2 1050 8 10. Auburn 10-4 1004 12 11. Notre Dame 10-3 892 11 12. Michigan State 10-3 870 16 13. Stanford 9-5 768 19 14. Michigan 8-5 752 „ 15. Southern California 11-3 691 10 16. Texas Christian 11-3 530 9 17. Virginia Tech 9-4 524 25 18. Mississippi State 9-4 407 20 19. Florida State 7-6 328 „ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 „ 21. Texas 7-6 265 „ 22. Boise State 11-3 261 22 23. Central Florida 13-0 259 7 24. Louisiana State 9-4 254 18 25. Oklahoma State 10-3 168 14 Others receiving votes: South Carolina 138; Florida 135; Oregon 105; Utah 81; Northwestern 67; Texas A&M 67; Kansas State 35; Florida Atlantic 27; Boston College 23; Memphis 23; North Carolina State 22; Arkansas State 19; Troy 19; Appalachian State 16; San Diego State 15; Iowa 8; Iowa State 8; Kentucky 8; Washington State 7; South Florida 6; Duke 5; Fresno State 4; Louisville 3; Arizona 2; Houston 2; Army 1; Northern Illinois 1.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -141 at Chicago +131 New York -157 at Miami +147 at Cincinnati -105 Arizona -105 at Atlanta -117 Milwaukee +107 at Colorado Off Los Angeles Off Philadelphia -116 at San Diego +106 at San Francisco -115 Pittsburgh +105American LeagueCleveland -255 at Chicago +225 at New York -210 Texas +190 Boston -335 at Baltimore +305 at Toronto -121 Tampa Bay +111 at Detroit -115 Minnesota +105 at Houston Off Seattle Off Oakland -107 at Los Angeles -103InterleagueSt. Louis -163 at Kansas City +153 Updated odds available at Pregame.comGOLFPGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: TBA ($10.5 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundBrooks Koepka 69-63-66„198 -12 Adam Scott 70-65-65„200 -10 Jon Rahm 68-67-66„201 -9 Rickie Fowler 65-67-69„201 -9 Gary Woodland 64-66-71„201 -9 Tiger Woods 70-66-66„202 -8 Stewart Cink 67-69-66„202 -8 Jason Day 67-68-67„202 -8 Justin Thomas 69-65-68„202 -8 Shane Lowry 69-64-69„202 -8 Charl Schwartzel 70-63-69„202 -8 Julian Suri 69-66-68„203 -7 Francesco Molinari 68-67-68„203 -7 Kevin Kisner 67-64-72„203 -7 Daniel Berger 73-65-66„204 -6 Xander Schauffele 70-67-67„204 -6 Webb Simpson 68-68-68„204 -6 Pat Perez 67-67-70„204 -6 Thomas Pieters 67-66-71„204 -6 Brandon Stone 66-68-70„204 -6 Eddie Pepperell 72-66-67„205 -5 Ian Poulter 67-70-68„205 -5 Matt Wallace 71-66-68„205 -5 Emiliano Grillo 69-67-69„205 -5 Justin Rose 67-69-69„205 -5 Patrick Cantlay 68-67-70„205 -5 Dustin Johnson 67-66-72„205 -5 Chris Kirk 68-70-68„206 -4 Ryan Fox 68-70-68„206 -4 Branden Grace 68-70-68„206 -4 Billy Horschel 68-69-69„206 -4 Chez Reavie 71-68-67„206 -4 Jordan Spieth 71-66-69„206 -4 Jason Kokrak 68-67-71„206 -4 Seungsu Han 74-66-66„206 -4 Andrew Landry 73-65-69„207 -3 Rafa Cabrera Bello 70-68-69„207 -3 Tyrrell Hatton 71-67-69„207 -3 Kevin Na 70-69-68„207 -3 Ryan Moore 69-70-68„207 -3 Zach Johnson 66-70-71„207 -3 Ben Kern 71-69-67„207 -3 Martin Kaymer 71-69-67„207 -3 Dylan Frittelli 73-67-67„207 -3 Mike Lorenzo-Vera 73-65-70„208 -2 Rory McIlroy 70-67-71„208 -2 Tommy Fleetwood 69-70-69„208 -2 Satoshi Kodaira 71-68-69„208 -2 Yuta Ikeda 68-69-71„208 -2 Keegan Bradley 69-68-71„208 -2 Brice Garnett 71-68-69„208 -2 Russell Knox 71-68-69„208 -2 Austin Cook 67-72-69„208 -2 Brandt Snedeker 72-67-69„208 -2 Jimmy Walker 69-70-69„208 -2 Ted Potter, Jr. 74-66-68„208 -2 Sungjae Im 71-67-71„209 -1 J.J. Spaun 69-68-72„209 -1 Andrew Putnam 68-69-72„209 -1 Adrian Otaegui 73-67-69„209 -1 Tony Finau 74-66-69„209 -1 Byeong Hun An 70-70-69„209 -1 Ollie Schniederjans 67-71-72„210 E Ross Fisher 68-69-73„210 E Russell Henley 74-65-71„210 E Hideki Matsuyama 68-69-73„210 E Joaquin Niemann 68-71-71„210 E Kevin Chappell 69-71-70„210 E Nick Watney 75-65-70„210 E Jhonattan Vegas 70-70-70„210 E Thorbjrn Olesen 70-68-73„211 +1 Marc Leishman 68-71-72„211 +1 Jim Furyk 69-71-71„211 +1 Brian Harman 72-68-71„211 +1 Vijay Singh 71-69-71„211 +1 Charles Howell III 74-66-72„212 +2 Cameron Smith 74-66-73„213 +3 Scott Brown 72-68-74„214 +4 Chris Stroud 69-70-76„215 +5 Brian Gay 67-73-75„215 +5Failed to Make the Cut from Completion of Second RoundLuke List 71-70„141 +1 Kyle Stanley 68-73„141 +1 Matt Kuchar 71-70„141 +1 Sergio Garcia 70-71„141 +1 Brendan Steele 73-68„141 +1 Shugo Imahira 72-69„141 +1 Davis Love III 75-66„141 +1 Padraig Harrington 71-70„141 +1 Bryson DeChambeau 71-70„141 +1 J.B. Holmes 73-68„141 +1 Troy Merritt 71-70„141 +1 Patton Kizzire 72-69„141 +1 Whee Kim 75-67„142 +2 Alex Noren 71-71„142 +2 Shaun Micheel 73-69„142 +2 Bill Haas 72-70„142 +2 Justin Harding 72-70„142 +2 Kevin Streelman 72-70„142 +2 Henrik Stenson 73-69„142 +2 Jordan Smith 74-68„142 +2 Ryan Armour 69-73„142 +2 Peter Uihlein 73-69„142 +2 Matthew Fitzpatrick 72-70„142 +2 John Daly 73-70„143 +3 Patrick Reed 72-71„143 +3 Charley Hoffman 72-71„143 +3 Anirban Lahiri 70-73„143 +3 Sean McCarty 74-69„143 +3 James Hahn 73-70„143 +3 Rich Beem 74-69„143 +3 Adam Hadwin 71-72„143 +3 Shubhankar Sharma 69-74„143 +3 Alexander Levy 76-67„143 +3 Mikko Korhonen 68-75„143 +3 Beau Hossler 73-71„144 +4 Chris Wood 70-74„144 +4 Paul Broadhurst 74-70„144 +4 Jason Dufner 72-72„144 +4 Aaron Wise 76-68„144 +4 Ryuko Tokimatsu 73-71„144 +4 Danny Willett 73-71„144 +4 Phil Mickelson 73-71„144 +4 Andy Sullivan 75-69„144 +4 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 75-69„144 +4 Kelly Kraft 71-74„145 +5 Zach J. Johnson 76-69„145 +5 Craig Hocknull 72-73„145 +5 Alexander Bjork 72-73„145 +5 Ryan Vermeer 73-73„146 +6 Jamie Lovemark 71-75„146 +6 Scott Piercy 74-72„146 +6 Paul Dunne 73-73„146 +6 Danny Balin 72-75„147 +7 Matt Dobyns 76-71„147 +7 Y.E. Yang 73-74„147 +7 Jason Schmuhl 74-73„147 +7 Chesson Hadley 75-73„148 +8 Bubba Watson 70-78„148 +8 Paul Casey 75-73„148 +8 Omar Uresti 75-73„148 +8 Matthew Borchert 74-74„148 +8 Rich Berberian, Jr. 74-74„148 +8 Shawn Warren 77-71„148 +8 Si Woo Kim 72-77„149 +9 Craig Bowden 75-74„149 +9 Marty Jertson 76-74„150 +10 Michael Kim 73-77„150 +10 Brian Smock 79-71„150 +10 Michael Block 75-75„150 +10 David Muttitt 81-69„150 +10 Johan Kok 78-73„151 +11 Jaysen Hansen 76-75„151 +11 Jorge Campillo 78-74„152 +12 Yusaku Miyazato 76-77„153 +13 Bob Sowards 80-75„155 +15PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMESAt Bellerive Country Club, St. LouisTodays Final Round8:29 a.m. „ Chris Stroud, Brian Gay 8:38 a.m. „ Cameron Smith, Scott Brown 8:47 a.m. „ Vijay Singh, Charles Howell III 8:56 a.m. „ Jim Furyk, Brian Harman 9:05 a.m. „ Thorbjorn Olesen, Marc Leishman 9:14 a.m. „ Nick Watney, Jhonattan Vegas 9:23 a.m. „ Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Chappell 9:32 a.m. „ Russell Henley, Hideki Matsuyama 9:41 a.m. „ Ollie Schniederjans, Ross Fisher 9:50 a.m. „ Tony Finau, Byeong Hun An 9:59 a.m. „ Andrew Putnam, Adrian Otaegui 10:08 a.m. „ Sungjae Im, J.J. Spaun 10:17 a.m. „ Jimmy Walker, Ted Potter, Jr. 10:26 a.m. „ Austin Cook, Brandt Snedeker 10:35 a.m. „ Brice Garnett, Russell Knox 10:53 a.m. „ Yuta Ikeda, Keegan Bradley 11:02 a.m. „ Tommy Fleetwood, Satoshi Kodaira 11:11 a.m. „ Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Rory McIlroy 11:20 a.m. „ Martin Kaymer, Dylan Frittelli 11:29 a.m. „ Zach Johnson, Ben Kern 11:38 a.m. „ Kevin Na, Ryan Moore 11:47 a.m. „ Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tyrrell Hatton 11:56 a.m. „ Seungsu Han, Andrew Landry 12:05 p.m. „ Jordan Spieth, Jason Kokrak 12:15 p.m. „ Billy Horschel, Chez Reavie 12:25 p.m. „ Ryan Fox, Branden Grace 12:35 p.m. „ Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk 12:45 p.m. „ Justin Rose, Patrick Cantlay 12:55 p.m. „ Matt Wallace, Emiliano Grillo 1:05 p.m. „ Eddie Pepperell, Ian Poulter 1:15 p.m. „ Thomas Pieters, Brandon Stone 1:25 p.m. „ Webb Simpson, Pat Perez 1:45 p.m. „ Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele 1:55 p.m. „ Francesco Molinari, Kevin Kisner 2:05 p.m. „ Charl Schwartzel, Julian Suri 2:15 p.m. „ Justin Thomas, Shane Lowry 2:25 p.m. „ Stewart Cink, Jason Day 2:35 p.m. „ Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods 2:45 p.m. „ Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler 2:55 p.m. „ Brooks Koepka, Adam ScottEUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPSAt PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Scotland Purse: $635,000. Yardage: 6,624; Par: 72Wednesdays Four-Ball Match Play Men Group ABritain 1, halved Spain 2 Sweden 2, def. Sweden 1, 1 upGroup BBritain 3, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Italy 2, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Portugal, 2&1 Poland, def. Denmark, 1 upGroup DNorway, def. Italy 1, 4&3 Iceland, def. Belgium, 6&5Women Group ABritain 1, def. Spain, 5&4 Germany 2, def. Belgium, 5&3Group BFrance 1, def. Germany 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Sweden 2, 2&1Group CBritain 3, def. Iceland, 5&4 Finland, def. Austria, 3&2Group DBritain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2 Sweden 3, def. Norway, 5&4Thursdays Four-Ball Match Play Group ABritain 1, def. Sweden 1, 6&5 Spain 2, def. Sweden 2, 1 upGroup BItaly 2, def. Britain 2, 2&1 Britain 3, def. Ireland, 2&1Group CSpain 1, def. Poland, 2&1 Portugal, def. Denmark, 2&1Group DNorway, def. Belgium, 2 up Iceland, def. Italy 1, 2&1Women Group ABritain 1, def. Germany 2, 4&3 Spain, halved BelgiumGroup BFrance 1, halved France 2 Sweden 2, def. Germany 1, 3&2Group CBritain 3, def. Austria, 5&3 Iceland, halved FinlandGroup DBritain 2, def. Norway, 1 up Sweden 1, def. Sweden 3, 5&4Fridays Four-Ball Match Play Group ASweden 2, def. Britain 1, 3&2 Spain 2, def. Sweden 1, 3&2, Spain 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup BIreland, def. Britain 2, 4&3 Britain 3, def. Italy 2, 1 up, Italy 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CDenmark, def. Spain 1, 4&3, Spain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Portugal, def. Poland, 5&3Group DItaly 1, def. Belgium, 4&3 Iceland, def. Norway, 2 up, Iceland advanced to semi“ nalsWomen Group ABritain 1, def. Belgium 4&2, Britain 1 advanced to semi“ nals Germany 2, def. Spain, 1 upGroup BSweden 2, def. France 1, 4&3 France 2, def. Germany 1, 1 up, France 2 advanced to semi“ nalsGroup CBritain 3, halved Finland, Britain 3 advanced to semi“ nals Iceland, halved AustriaGroup DSweden 3, def. Britain 2, 2 up, Sweden 3 advanced to semi“ nals Norway, def. Sweden 1, 2&1Saturdays Mixed Team Foursomes-Stroke PlayIceland „ 141 Britain 3 „ 142 Sweden 2 „ 143 Spain „ 143 Britain 1 „ 145 Sweden 1 „ 145 Austria „ 147 Belgium „ 148 Britain 2 „ 149 Norway „ 149 Italy „ 150U.S.G.A.U.S. WOMENS AMATEURSaturdays leaders at The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tenn. Yardage: 6,275; Par: 71Semi“ nalsKristen Gillman, Austin, Texas, def. Kaylee Benton, Litch“ eld Park, Ariz., 19 holes. Jiwon Jeon, South Korea, def. Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C., 23 holes.WEB.COM TOURELLIE MAE CLASSICSaturdays leaders at TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,024; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundTrevor Cone 64-63-66„193 Sebastian Cappelen 64-66-64„194 Samuel Del Val 63-64-67„194 Josh Teater 64-62-68„194 Adam Long 63-66-66„195 Alex Prugh 64-60-72„196 Max Homa 68-65-64„197 Rico Hoey 65-67-65„197 Seth Fair 68-64-65„197 Seth Reeves 63-67-67„197 Andrew Novak 67-63-67„197 Brian Richey 67-68-63„198 Billy Kennerly 67-66-66„199 Conner Godsey 65-67-67„199 Joseph Bramlett 67-65-67„199 Cameron Champ 68-67-65„200 Andres Gonzales 69-66-65„200 Nick Rousey 66-68-66„200 Vince Covello 67-67-66„200 Cameron Davis 66-68-66„200 Tag Ridings 66-67-67„200 Maverick McNealy 68-65-67„200 Chris Thompson 66-65-69„200 Nick Hardy 64-67-69„200 Bhavik Patel 65-65-70„200 Steven Alker 69-65-67„201 Nate Lashley 67-67-67„201 Lee McCoy 67-67-67„201 Brandon Hagy 65-68-68„201 Sean Kelly 66-67-68„201 Ryan Brehm 65-67-69„201 Marcelo Rozo 74-62-66„202 Brandon Crick 67-69-66„202 Michael Buttacavoli 65-70-67„202 Nelson Ledesma 68-67-67„202 Taylor Montgomery 69-64-69„202 Mark Baldwin 66-67-69„202 Steven Ihm 69-64-69„202 Matt Harmon 64-66-72„202 Donald Constable 64-72-67„203 Dicky Pride 67-68-68„203 Brian Campbell 65-69-69„203 Cyril Bouniol 67-67-69„203 Frank Lickliter II 68-68-68„204 Daniel Chopra 68-68-68„204 Max Rottluff 69-66-69„204 Rafael Campos 71-64-69„204 John Chin 68-67-69„204 Brady Schnell 69-65-70„204 Carlos Ortiz 67-67-70„204 Vince India 68-64-72„204 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 66-66-72„204 Dawie van der Walt 66-66-72„204 Adam Webb 70-65-70„205 Edward Loar 65-70-70„205 Tom Whitney 69-67-70„206 Sepp Straka 70-65-71„206 Dalan Re“ oglu 67-69-71„207 Joey Garber 67-69-71„207 Curtis Thompson 69-66-72„207 DanielMazziotta66 69 72 „ 207 Jordan Niebrugge 68-68-72„208 Derek Ernst 70-66-72„208 Armando Favela 67-69-72„208 Hank Lebioda 66-70-72„208 Garrett Osborn 66-68-75„209 Failed to Make the Cut Scott Pinckney 70-67„137 Jonathan Hodge 67-70„137 Connor Arendell 71-66„137 Brett Viboch 68-69„137 Jamie Arnold 68-69„137 Michael Hebert 69-68„137 Mike Weir 69-68„137 Max McGreevy 71-66„137 Kramer Hickok 67-70„137 Patrick Newcomb 68-69„137 Jim Knous 68-70„138 Wes Roach 71-67„138 Rhein Gibson 72-66„138 Jin Park 72-66„138 Jared Wolfe 68-70„138 Eric Axley 70-68„138 Augusto Nez 69-69„138 Casey Wittenberg 71-67„138 Chris Baker 66-72„138 Gustavo Morantes 69-69„138 Spencer Levin 69-69„138 Curtis Luck 68-70„138 Stuart Macdonald 68-70„138 Brock Mackenzie 71-67„138 Matt Williams 71-67„138 Henrik Norlander 69-70„139 Roland Thatcher 71-68„139 Michael Putnam 72-67„139 Doc Redman 67-72„139 Taylor Moore 70-69„139 Albin Choi 69-70„139 Ken Looper 72-67„139 Brad Brunner 70-69„139 Luke Guthrie 73-66„139 Martin Trainer 69-70„139 D.H. Lee 71-69„140 Erik Compton 71-69„140 Carlos Sainz Jr 72-68„140 Kurt Kitayama 70-70„140 Ben Taylor 68-72„140 Rick Lamb 69-71„140 Brandon Matthews 72-68„140 Jimmy Stanger 70-70„140 Seann Harlingten 71-69„140 Chip Lynn 69-72„141 Brett Drewitt 74-67„141 Robby Shelton 69-72„141 Tim Wilkinson 73-68„141 Kevin Dougherty 70-71„141 Alex Kang 68-73„141 Matt Ryan 69-72„141 Richard H. Lee 70-71„141 Patrick Sullivan 74-67„141 Jason Gore 68-74„142 Peter Tomasulo 72-70„142 Rodolfo Cazaubn 74-68„142 Bo Hoag 73-69„142 Bobby Wyatt 70-72„142 Fernando Mechereffe 73-69„142 Jimmy Gunn 70-72„142 Jos Toledo 73-69„142 Julin Etulain 72-71„143 Kyle Jones 72-71„143 Oscar Fraustro 74-69„143 Taylor Funk 70-73„143 Gerardo Ruiz 75-68„143 Brian Davis 73-70„143 Mito Pereira 71-72„143 Grant Leaver 76-67„143 Bryan Bigley 69-74„143 Zecheng Dou 77-67„144 Max Marsico 69-75„144 Mark Blake“ eld 75-69„144 Michael Weaver 71-73„144 William Kropp 73-71„144 J.T. Grif“ n 70-74„144 Mike Van Sickle 73-71„144 Johnny Ruiz 74-71„145 Doug Letson 76-69„145 Kyle Reifers 71-74„145 Justin Lower 72-74„146 Ryan Grauman 79-67„146 Jhared Hack 71-76„147 Chad Ramey 77-70„147 Shane Bertsch 78-69„147 Kevin Lucas 75-72„147 Stephen Curry 71-86„157 (Results from the third round on Saturday were not available at press time.)AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCONSUMERS ENERGY 400 LINEUPAfter Friday qualifying, race today, at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.(Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202.794 mph. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202.731. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 202.100. 4. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 201.805. 5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 201.748. 6. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 201.658. 7. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 201.421. 8. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 201.309. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 201.230. 10. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 201.185. 11. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.524. 12. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200.033. 13. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200.842. 14. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 200.814. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200.574. 16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200.267. 17. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200.072. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 199.590. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 199.496. 20. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 199.231. 21. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 199.077. 22. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 197.721. 23. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 197.596. 24. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 197.439. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 197.352. 26. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.298. 27. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 197.298. 28. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.287. 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 196.512. 30. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 196.383. 31. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 195.567. 32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 193.533. 33. (51) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 191.744. 34. (99) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 190.446. 35. (15) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 189.663. 36. (7) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 188.344. 37. (66) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, 185.648. 38. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 184.054. 39. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 182.315. 40. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYROCK N ROLL TEQUILA 170Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio Lap length: 2.258 miles(Start position in parentheses)1. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 75 laps, 0 rating, 51 points. 2. (1) Austin Cindric, Ford, 75, 0, 51. 3. (9) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 40. 4. (5) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 43. 5. (6) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 40. 6. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 43. 7. (4) Cole Custer, Ford, 75, 0, 37. 8. (20) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 33. 9. (13) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 28. 10. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, 75, 0, 27. 11. (10) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 75, 0, 34. 12. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 0. 13. (12) Kyle Benjamin, Toyota, 75, 0, 24. 14. (18) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 75, 0, 25. 15. (8) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 22. 16. (14) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 28. 17. (17) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 24. 18. (24) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 19. 19. (30) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 18. 20. (28) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 75, 0, 17. 21. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 16. 22. (23) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 15. 23. (3) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 75, 0, 14. 24. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 13. 25. (35) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 12. 26. (33) Tim Cowen, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 11. 27. (19) Kaz Grala, Ford, 75, 0, 15. 28. (31) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 9. 29. (36) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 75, 0, 8. 30. (22) Katherine Legge, Chevrolet, engine, 65, 0, 10. 31. (15) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, accident, 60, 0, 11. 32. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, reargear, 48, 0, 5. 33. (26) Cody Ware, Chevrolet, accident, 37, 0, 0. 34. (21) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, transmission, 29, 0, 3. 35. (39) John Jackson, Toyota, transmission, 23, 0, 2. 36. (38) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 14, 0, 1. 37. (37) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, clutch, 11, 0, 1. 38. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, overheating, 9, 0, 1. 39. (29) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 6, 0, 1. 40. (34) Dylan Murcott, Toyota, accident, 0, 0, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 73.309 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 18 minutes, 36 seconds. Margin of Victory: 2.095 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: A.Cindric 1-17; J.Allgaier 18-21; A.Cindric 22-42; A.Lally 43-49; A.Cindric 5063; C.Bell 64; A.Cindric 65-71; J.Allgaier 72-75 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Cindric, 4 times for 55 laps; J.Allgaier, 2 times for 6 laps; A.Lally, 1 time for 6 laps; C.Bell, 1 time for 0 laps. Wins: C.Bell, 4; J.Allgaier, 3; S.Gallagher, 1; T.Reddick, 1. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Bell, 781; 2. D.Hemric, 754; 3. E.Sadler, 754; 4. C.Custer, 752; 5. J.Allgaier, 751; 6. B.Jones, 623; 7. T.Reddick, 606; 8. R.Truex, 596; 9. A.Cindric, 559; 10. M.Tifft, 548.NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCKCORRIGAN OIL 200Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (21) Brett Mof“ tt, Toyota, 100 laps. 2. (7) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 100. 3. (1) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 100. 4. (3) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 100. 5. (2) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, 100. 6. (17) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 100. 7. (6) Grant En“ nger, Ford, 100. 8. (5) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 100. 9. (22) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 100. 10. (11) Matt Crafton, Ford, 100. 11. (20) Austin Self, Chevrolet, 100. 12. (16) Dalton Sargeant, Chevrolet, 100. 13. (18) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 100. 14. (9) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, 100. 15. (14) Tate Fogleman, Chevrolet, 100. 16. (23) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, 100. 17. (13) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, 100. 18. (8) Myatt Snider, Ford, 99. 19. (10) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 99. 20. (30) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 99. 21. (31) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 97. 22. (12) Spencer Davis, Toyota, 95. 23. (26) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 95. 24. (24) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, electrical, 94. 25. (19) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 94. 26. (29) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, overheating, 56. 27. (32) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, electrical, 49. 28. (28) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, electrical, 47. 29. (27) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, fuel pump, 41. 30. (15) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, ignition, 33. 31. (4) Matt Mills, Toyota, accident, 27. 32. (25) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, suspension, 7.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 130.175 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.025 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 22 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: J. Nemechek 1-4; N. Gragson 5-6; T. Gilliland 7-11; J. Nemechek 12-13; S. Friesen 14-22; B. Mof“ tt 23-26; G. En“ nger 27-42; N. Gragson 43-45; M. Crafton 46-63; N. Gragson 64-73; S. Friesen 74-76; J. Sauter 77-80; W. Chavous 81; N. Gragson 82-84; T. Gilliland 85-87; J. Sauter 88-99; B. Mof“ tt 100. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): N. Gragson 4 times for 18 laps; M. Crafton 1 time for 18 laps; G. En“ nger 1 time for 16 laps; J. Sauter 2 times for 16 laps; S. Friesen 2 times for 12 laps; T. Gilliland 2 times for 8 laps; J. Nemechek 2 times for 6 laps; B. Mof“ tt 2 times for 5 laps; W. Chavous 1 time for 1 lap.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York Red Bulls 14 6 2 44 44 23 New York City FC 13 5 5 44 45 29 Columbus 10 7 6 36 30 29 Montreal 9 13 2 29 30 40 New England 7 7 8 29 36 35 Philadelphia 8 11 3 27 29 37 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 11 5 23 37 41 Chicago 6 13 5 23 35 48 D.C. United 4 9 6 18 30 36 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 4 6 42 36 28 Portland 10 3 7 37 33 25 Sporting Kansas City 10 6 6 36 40 30 Los Angeles FC 10 6 6 36 45 37 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 5 35 44 38 Real Salt Lake 10 9 4 34 33 40 Vancouver 8 9 6 30 36 46 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Minnesota United 9 13 1 28 36 46 Houston 7 9 6 27 39 33 Colorado 5 12 5 20 27 37 San Jose 3 12 7 16 32 41 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesColumbus 1, Houston 0 Philadelphia 3, New England 2 New York Red Bulls at Chicago, late San Jose at Colorado, late Montreal at Real Salt Lake, late Minnesota United at L.A. Galaxy, late Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC, late Vancouver at Portland, lateTodays GamesNew York City FC at Toronto FC, 4 p.m. Orlando City at D.C. United, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.Tuesdays GameColorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays GamesPortland at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle, 4 p.m. New York Red Bulls at Vancouver, 7 p.m. New York City FC at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota United at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Houston, 9 p.m. Toronto FC at San Jose, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 19Columbus at Atlanta United FC, 4 p.m. New England at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles FC, 10 p.m.U.S. OPEN CUPAll times Eastern SEMIFINALS Aug. 8Philadelphia Union (MLS) 3, Chicago Fire (MLS) 0 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 3, Los Angeles FC (MLS) 3, Houston advances 7-6 on penalty kicksCHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), TBANATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 15 1 5 50 44 16 Seattle 10 4 6 36 23 15 Portland 9 6 5 32 32 24 Orlando 8 7 6 30 29 30 Chicago 7 4 8 29 27 23 Utah 7 7 7 28 17 20 Houston 7 8 5 26 25 31 Washington 2 14 4 10 11 28 Sky Blue FC 0 14 4 4 15 36 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.Fridays GameNorth Carolina 1, Chicago 1, tieSaturdays GamesSeattle 1, Utah 0 Houston 2, Sky Blue FC 1 Portland 2, Orlando 0Wednesdays GameChicago at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 17Washington at Houston, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18Utah at Sky Blue FC, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at North Carolina, 7 p.m. Chicago at Portland, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 21 10 .677 „ x-Washington 19 11 .633 1 x-Connecticut 17 13 .567 3 Chicago 11 19 .367 9 New York 7 22 .241 13 Indiana 5 25 .167 15WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 23 8 .742 „ x-Los Angeles 18 12 .600 4 x-Minnesota 17 13 .567 5 x-Phoenix 17 14 .548 6 Dallas 14 16 .467 8 Las Vegas 12 18 .400 10 x-clinched playoff spotFridays GamesChicago 97, Connecticut 86 Phoenix 94, Indiana 74Saturdays GamesAtlanta 92, Dallas 82 Indiana at Las Vegas, lateTodays GamesAtlanta at New York, 2:30 p.m. Chicago at Connecticut, 3 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 3 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m.Mondays GamesNone scheduledTENNISATP WORLD TOURROGERS CUP (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at Aviva Centre, Toronto Purse: $5.32 million (Masters 1000) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles Semi“ nalsStefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7).Mens Doubles Semi“ nalsRaven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-3.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Quarter“ nalsKevin Anderson (4), South Africa, def. Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, 6-2, 6-2. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Alexander Zverev (2), Germany, 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4.Mens Doubles Quarter“ nalsOliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, def. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (7), Romania, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 10-6. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, def. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock (4), United States, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, and Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 7-5, 7-5.WTA TOURCOUPE ROGERS (U.S. Open Series)Saturday at Stade IGA, Montreal Purse: $2.82 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles Semi“ nalsSimona Halep (1), Romania, def. Ashleigh Barty (15), Australia, 6-4, 6-1. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, def. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, 6-3, 6-3.Womens Doubles Semi“ nalsAshleigh Barty, Australia, and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Nicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (7), Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, and Ekaterina Makarova (2), Russia, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (3).FRIDAYS RESULTS Womens Singles Quarter“ nalsAshleigh Barty (15), Australia, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 6-3, 6-1. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, def. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-2, 6-2.Womens Doubles Quarter“ nalsNicole Melichar, United States, and Kveta Peschke (7), Czech Republic, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (3), France, 2-6, 6-3, 10-6. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 6-2, 6-4.TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Optioned LHP Donnie Hart to Norfolk (IL). Designated 3B Danny Valencia for assignment. Recalled RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk. Selected the contracts of OF Cedric Mullins and LHP Sean Gilmartin from Norfolk. Sent OF Craig Gentry to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX „ Recalled RHP William Cuevas from the Pawtucket (IL) as 26th man. DETROIT TIGERS „ Designated RHP Jacob Turner for assignment. Signed RHP Zach McAllister. Sent LHP Daniel Norris to the GCL Tigers East for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Optioned 1B J.D. Davis to Fresno (PCL). Reinstated SS Carlos Correa from the 10-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Recalled RHP Akeel Morris from Salt Lake (PCL). Sent LHP Julio Urias to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed LHP Adalberto Mejia on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Tyler Duffey and 1B Tyler Austin from Rochester (IL). Sent RHP Michael Pineda to Fort Myers (FSL) for a rehab assignment.National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Assigned 3B Deven Marrero outright to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned RHP Wes Parsons and LHP Adam McCreery to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Chad Bell from Gwinnett. Selected the contract of RHP Chad Sobotka from Gwinnett. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Recalled SP Pat Venditte from Oklahoma City (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS „ Placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from New Orleans (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Sent RHP Zach Davies to Biloxi (SL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Designated RHP Jake Thompson for assignment. Reinstated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day DL. Sent SS Pedro Florimon to the GCL Phillies East for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned RHP Dovydas Neverauskas to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Clay Holmes from Indianapolis. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Placed SS Yairo Munoz on the 10-day DL. Selected the contract of 3B Patrick Wisdom from Memphis (PCL). Sent OF Tyler ONeill to Memphis (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Transferred RHP Luke Gregerson to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Designated RHP Phil Hughes for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Jacob Nix from El Paso (PCL).American AssociationCHICAGO DOGS „ Signed RHPs Wes Torrez and Brandon White. CLEBURNE RAILROADERS „ Released C Michael Pair. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES „ Claimed RHP Ryan Schlosser off waivers from St. Paul.Atlantic LeagueLONG ISLAND DUCKS „ Acquired OF Miles Williams from Sonoma (Paci“ c Association) forfutureconsiderations.

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Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Sunday, August 12, 2018 / The Sun Associated PressBROOKLYN, Mich. „ NASCARs Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and havent allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56 drivers who have started a race, only Clint Bowyer has won twice. That could potentially change Sunday in the Consumers Energy 400 because Chase Elliott won last week at Watkins Glen. Chances are, though, one of the series top three drivers will finish first. Busch and Truex drive a Toyota while Harvick is in a Ford. Clearly, it helps to have one of those manufacturers on your side this season. Toyota drivers have won 11 races and Ford has nine first-place finishes. They got everything together,Ž Ryan Newman, who drives the No. 31 Chevy, said on Saturday after practice. Theyve got great downforce, horsepower, tires. Drivers are doing their job and collectively their organizations are strong. Stewart-Haas Racing as well as the Toyota camp seems to be strong right now and have been all year.Ž Chevrolet, meanwhile, has won just two races and Karl Larson, who is eighth in points, is its only driver among the top 10 in the standings. Were trying to catch up,Ž said Newman, who will start sixth. We were prepared as well as we thought we needed to be. As it turns out, we needed to be more prepared and you can see the results across the Chevrolet camp.Ž Some other things to know for the Cup race:Best of restBowyer, who will start 16th, has a chance to get closer to the Big 3 and create more separation from the pack. He won his second race at the series previous stop at Michigan International Speedway in June. Four other drivers have won one race this year. It is always exciting to go to any race track for the second time, especially when you have had some success to see how you will stack up when you load again,Ž Bowyer said.StreakingHamlin hopes to finish where hell start „ first „ to earn a victory for a 13th straight year. He is on the pole for a second straight week. Were starting to turn back the other way and be pretty fast again,Ž Hamlin said. Weve really worked on the right things to get us to this point and nothing is more frustrating than working as hard as I have and the team has over the last two months and not getting any results.Ž Hamlin won at Michigan in 2010 and 2011.Chases chanceElliott won his first Cup race last week, in his 99th start, to put him in the playoffs. Ive been on the other end of the stick these past two years and its such a nice feeling to come into these last few races and know that youre lockedin to the deal,Ž he said. Elliott has had three runner-up finishes at MIS.Fa frenzyMany drivers have been mentioned as possible free agents after the season. Chip Ganassi insisted he wants Jamie McMurray back on his team next year after Motorsport. com reported he would be replaced by Kurt Busch. Does Newman have a deal for 2019? Working on it,Ž he said.On the lowNASCAR does not plan to make interim CEO and chairman Jim France available for interviews. France was approached by reporters Saturday and declined to say much He has a larger role in the family business because nephew Brian France took an indefinite leave after he was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone nearly a week a g o.AUTO RACING: NASCARNASCARs Big 3 running strong entering Michigan raceBy DOUG FEINBERGAssociated PressWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. „ Maria Vadeeva dreamed of playing in the WNBA after growing up watching Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson compete in the Russian Basketball League. It fueled her love of the sport. Now the 20-year-old Russian star is living out those childhood hopes with the Los Angeles Sparks, who drafted her with the No. 11 pick last April. Its been fun so far,Ž Vadeeva said after the Sparks practiced in New York this week. While shes a rookie in the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. There are so many good players here,Ž Vadeeva said. I wanted to play with the best in the world.Ž Coming to America was a little bit of an adventure for Vadeeva as she had visa issues and couldnt get to the U.S. until early June „ a month into the season. Her transition was made a little easier as her brother has been around to help her acclimate to living in Los Angeles. Hes definitely helped me,Ž she said. Also, my teammates have been very good, too.Ž Shes shown flashes of her incredible talent despite not getting much playing time yet. She filled in well when Ogwumike was out with an illness, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds in a loss to Atlanta right before the All-Star break. Shes shown glimpses of what she can do,Ž Ogwumike said. Shes a very versatile player, young obviously. She has a really great work ethic and has a lot of drive. ... Shes a sponge and is having a great first experience in the WNBA.Ž Sparks coach Brian Agler has liked what hes seen so far from Vadeeva. He thinks shell get more playing time down the road and that shes been hurt by the lack of practice time the team has had because of a condensed schedule. Her basketball IQ is elite, her potential is off the charts. She can hit 3-point shots. Her learning curve is great,Ž he said. She knows the good players having played against them in Europe. She knows them better than the college players. Glad we have her. Shes a big time talent.Ž Whats impressed both Agler and Ogwumike is Vadeevas ability to score in the post. Her back to the basket game is probably the best Ive seen. She has great footwork,Ž Ogwumike said. Shes not afraid, she knows what shes capable of.Ž Vadeeva is the centerpiece of a core of talented young Russian basketball players. Once a major power in womens basketball, Russia has fallen off lately, not qualifying for the Olympics in 2016 or the world cup this September. Shes our main player,Ž Russian national team manager Svetlana Abrosimova said. The whole system is building around her. She knows that. She has to accept the role shes the best player. By coming here shell help Russia a lot.Ž Vadeevas commitment to play for the Russia made a few teams shy away from her, knowing she may miss some time in the WNBA over the next few years during Olympic qualifying. I hope I can play in the Olympics,Ž Vadeeva said. Before then, shes enjoying her time in California, especially the food and beaches. Its very different than Moscow,Ž she said with a smile.WNBA: SparksRussian star Maria Vadeeva enjoying time in WNBAAP PHOTOFILE In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks Maria Vadeeva passes the ball during the teams WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm in Seattle. While shes a rookie to the WNBA, Vadeeva has been playing professionally in Russia since she was 16. The 6-foot-4 center is on the Russian league powerhouse Dynamo Kursk that features her Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike and won the EuroLeague title in 2017. Associated PressMONTREAL „ A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Haleps victory in the French Open final. Stephens, preparing for her U.S. Open title defense, beat fifthseeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. Halep reached the Rogers Cup final for the third time in four years. She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016. Halep complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches. She contended she has the worst schedule in the 56-player event and this happens almost every tournament.Ž Despite playing on only 15 hours rest, Halep was in control from the outset against the 15thseeded Barty, eliminating the Australian in 71 minutes. I was very sore when I woke up,Ž Halep said. During the match, its not easy to run so much. But, you know, I just tried to focus on what I have to play and, to make it a little bit easier, which I did in the end, was to finish it early.Ž Halep played four matches in three days after a night session was postponed because of rain. I think I talked enough about it,Ž she said. I hope in the future its going to be better. I was upset. I am upset. But doesnt change my performance on court.Ž The Romanian broke Barty in the opening game and broke again for a 4-1 lead en route to taking the first set. Halap broke twice more to open the second set. I think I played smart tennis today,Ž Halep said. I pushed her very back on her backhand, then I could just receive a shorter ball, an easier ball for me to open the court.ŽTENNIS: Rogers CupSimona Halep, weary and aching, reaches “ nalAssociated PressATLANTA „ Renee Montgomery was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 24 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Dallas Wings 92-82 on Saturday. Elizabeth Williams had 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocks, Tiffany Hayes added 15 points, seven boards and five assists and Jessica Breland scored 13 points for Atlanta. The Dream (21-10), who learned Thursday that all-star forward Angel McCoughtry will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury, have won five games in a row and 13 of their last 14. Montgomerys first 3-pointer capped a 14-2 spurt that made it 16-6 midway through the first quarter and Atlanta led the rest of the way. The Wings scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter, trimming their deficit to 70-67 with seven minutes left after Tayler Hill hit a 3. Williams scored six points and Montgomery hit two 3-pointers as the Dream scored 12 of the next 14 points to push their lead to 13 with three minutes to go. Skylar Diggins-Smith led Dallas (14-16) with 26 points and 10 assists. The Wings have lost seven in a row and have a two-game lead over the Las Vegas Aces „ which plays last-place Indiana later Saturday „ for the eighth and final playoff spot. Dallas and Aces play in Las Vegas on Friday before wrapping up the regular season on Aug. 19.WNBA: DREAM 92, WINGS 82Montgomery scores 24 to help Dream beat WingsBy STEPHEN WADEAssociated PressTOKYO „ Taylor Ruck almost psyched herself out before the race even started. Knowing she was swimming against five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle on Thursday at the Pan Pacific Championships, the Canadian had to calm herself down as she readied to dive into the pool. Its the name, I guess, because she is the fastest woman on the planet in a lot of races,Ž Ruck said of the American great. My coach kind of saw that, so he told me to focus on my lane and my race.Ž And theres another factor. Almost everyone is already thinking about the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and using this event as a trial run. Ruck won the 200 in 1 minute, 54.44 seconds, just ahead of Japanese rival Rikako Ikee. Ledecky was third in 1:55.15. Ledecky won this event two years ago at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics „ and the 400 and 800, too „ though it probably is her weakest race. She was second in the 200 a year ago at the world championships in Budapest. It wasnt a lost day. Ledecky took the 800 in 8:09.13 „ the fifth fastest on record „ and will be the favorite in the 400 during the four-day event in Tokyo, the biggest meet of the year for most swimmers around the Pacific Rim. I knew it was going to be tough,Ž Ledecky said. Its a tough double. Ive done it a number of times, but its always a difficult thing. I really put a lot of work into not having that happen again. But I still have two more years to go until the big show here in Tokyo.Ž American teammate Lilly King did her thing. The Olympic champion in Rio again won the 100 breaststroke, this time in 1:05.44. Not her best time, but shell take it. Im just trying to take it year by year, but I do feel its a little bit of a rehearsal for the Olympics since were in the same city,Ž King said. Im just trying to get used to the culture and things like that. But the Olympics are always in the back of my mind.Ž King hasnt lost this race since 2015. Its definitely my baby,Ž she said. I dont know how I would take losing, so Im just trying to keep winning.Ž Host nation Japan won twice. Yasuhiro Koseki took the mens 100 breaststroke, and Yui Ohashi won the womens 400 individual medley. Australias sole victory was in the mixed medley relay. China has sent fewer swimmers and is focusing instead on the Asian Games later this month in Jakarta, Indonesia.SWIMMING: Pan Paci“ c ChampionshipsRuck wins 200 at Pan Paci“ c, Ledecky gets 3rd AP PHOTOSimona Halep of Romania, celebrates her victory over Ashleigh Barty of Australia, during semifinals play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Saturday in Montreal.

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BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK € LAKE PLACID € SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, August 12, 2018 By ANNE DINNOCENZIOThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ New kinds of installment plans are offering options to shoppers who may remember layaway as something their parents or grandparents used. The payment businesses, many of them startups, are working with companies like Urban Out“tters or Expedia to give shoppers an alternative to traditional credit cards. While layaway plans were getting used again during the Great Recession, their popularity has faded as shoppers dont want to wait for their purchases. The payment “rms say they appeal to younger shoppers. For them, its more like a budgeting mechanism,Ž says Nick Molnar, co-founder and CEO of Afterpay. It means its more manageable to them.Ž Afterpay, which launched in the U.S. in May, hopes to replicate its adoption in Australia, where it says it processes more than 25 percent of all online fashion and beauty transactions. Another company, Af“rm, claims 1.5 million active U.S. users. Even American Express is jumping into the game. Shoppers who use the new payment options are likely to spend more compared to when they use traditional forms of payment, says Tyler Higgins of the consulting “rm AArete. The installment plans may also help stores prevent abandoned carts by offering other ways to pay. And many of the payment “rms take on any fraud risk, says Forrester Researchs Brendan Miller. But experts caution the new plans could also be encouraging customers to stretch for purchases they cant really afford. HOW IT WORKS: Many of the new plans are basically mini-loans shoppers can take out for speci“c purchases when checking out at stores and online sites that participate. The payment “rms are promoting themselves on the front pages of the retail and travel websites theyre working with, and people can decide when theyre ready to buy something if they want to try it out. WHAT CAN I BUY?: Retailers like Casper, Wayfair, and Expedia work with Af“rm. Afterpay works with names like Urban Out“tters and the online site Revolve. Meanwhile, a company named Uplift has teamed up with travel partners such as American Airlines Vacations and Southwest Vacations and with Universal Orlando resorts. American Express Pay it Plan option, available on its mobile app, allows customers to pay in installments for purchases of $100 or more. WHAT ABOUT CREDIT CHECKS?: The new payment “rms dont do traditional credit checks but use several pieces of data. Both Uplift and Af“rm asks for the last four digits of customers Social Security numbers. Afterpay doesnt ask for the social security number but looks at how long people have lived at their addresses and their buying histories. The loansŽ are approved or rejected in seconds or minutes.New ways to pay: Installment payments with a twist THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated image provided by Afterpay shows an advertisement for a T-shirt being sold by Urban Outtters. (Urban Outtters via AP) BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US statesARKADELPHIA, Ark. „ State and local of“cials worried about President Donald Trumps trade dispute with China are trying to reassure a Chinese company that has delayed building a major paper mill outside a rural Arkansas college town. The Sun Paper project was expected to be one of the largest economic deals in Arkansas history, employing 2,000 people during its construction and creating an additional 1,000 jobs in the local timber industry. Company of“cials cite the trade friction as the reason for their delay.China exports accelerated in July despite rise in US tariffsBEIJING „ Chinas exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to “ll orders ahead of a jump in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. Its shipments to the United States climbed 13 percent in July from a year earlier, to $41.5 billion, after a roughly similar rise in June, customs data show.Whos in, out in small business tax break? Its complicatedWASHINGTON „ Architects and engineers are still in; accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out „ mostly. New rules ”oated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued Wednesday, the Treasury Department and the IRS had worked for six months to bring clarity to Congress blueprint. But the requirements for pass-throughŽ businesses to score generous tax breaks are stunningly complex.Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?BOSTON „ Personal home robots that can socialize with people are “nally getting ready to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to be their friends? A growing number of tech companies „ from tiny robotics startups to Amazon „ are counting on it, despite some early setbacks.GOP congressman from New York charged with insider tradingNEW YORK „ Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state has been arrested on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping themselves and others dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. Collins is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who was among the “rst two sitting members of Congress to endorse his candidacy for the White House. Collins was arrested Wednesday and has denied any wrongdoing.CVS Health tops 2Q forecasts, downplays help from rebatesCVS Health detailed a better-than-expected second quarter Wednesday and then reassured investors that it doesnt depend heavily on much-criticized prescription drug rebates that regulators may eliminate. Shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy bene“t manager climbed after CEO Larry Merlo told analysts that rebates from drugmakers will amount to only about 3 percent of the companys adjusted earnings this year. The Associated PressDETROIT „ U.S. safety investigators are looking into complaints of “res that may have been caused by the seat belts in Ford F-150 pickup trucks. The investigation covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018. Ford sold about 2 million F-150s during those years. The National Highway Traf“c Safety Administration is investigating “ve complaints that “res began in the trucks after seat belt pretensioners made by ZF-TRW or Takata were activated. Pretensioners prepare seat belts to gradually restrain passengers. Three “res destroyed the trucks, while two went out by themselves. The agency says the “res began in a support pillar that houses the belts. Investigators will “gure out the exact cause and whether a recall is necessary. None of those who complained reported any injuries. Ford says its cooperating with the probe. In one of the complaints, an owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan, told NHTSA that on July 7, a deer ran into the drivers side of a pickup, causing minor US probes Ford F-150 fires possibly caused by seat belts THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Nov. 19, 2015, le photo a row of 2015 Ford F-150 pickup trucks are parked on the sales lot at Butler County Ford in Butler, Pa. U.S. safety investigators are looking into complaints of res that may have been caused by the seat belts in Ford F-150 pickup By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG,AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) „ A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers privacy. AVTECH Software is preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring businesses to be upfront with customers about how they use personal information. California has already passed a law requiring businesses to disclose what they do with peoples personal information and giving consumers more control over how their data is used „ even the right to have it deleted from companies computers. Privacy rights have gotten more attention since news earlier this year that the data “rm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed Facebook user information. New regulations also took effect in Europe. For AVTECH, which makes software to control building environmental issues, preparing now makes sense not only to lay the groundwork for future expansion, but to reassure customers increasingly uneasy about what happens to their personal information. People will look at who theyre dealing with and who theyre making purchases from,Ž says Russell Benoit, marketing manager for the Warren, Rhode Island-based company. Aware that California was likely to enact a data law, AVTECH began reviewing how it handles customer information last year. Although most of the companys customers are businesses, it expects it will increase its sales to consumers. While it may yet face legal challenges, the California Consumer Privacy Act is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020. It covers companies that conduct business in California and that “t one of three categories: Those with revenue above $25 million; those New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, photo Russell Benoit, of Dartmouth, Mass., marketing manager for AVTECH Software, stands behin d the door of a server cabinet in the companys data center in Warren, R.I. AVTECH Software, which makes software to control building environmental issues, is preparing for what some say is the wave of the future: laws requiring businesses to be up-front with customer s about how they use personal information.FORD | 4D PAYMENTS | 4D LAW | 4D

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D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Some timeshare buyers know almost instantly that theyve made a mistake. Other owners struggle for years with loan payments and ever-escalating annual fees before theyre ready to throw in the towel. Even the happiest timeshare owners may decide they want out of their contracts, perhaps when they are no longer able to travel. Buyers can cancel a timeshare purchase if they do so within the recission period,Ž which varies by state and ranges from three to 15 days. After that, for most owners theres no easy way to get rid of a timeshare. That angers Jeff Weir, chief correspondent for RedWeek, a timeshare rental and resale site. The industry has failed to provide a digni“ ed exit for owners,Ž Weir says. That leaves an opening for crooks and shysters to take advantage.Ž A common scam is to promise to sell an owners timeshare, often for an unrealistically high price, in exchange for an upfront fee, says Brian Rogers, owner of Timeshare Users Group, another forum for timeshare users. Or the fraudsters may promise to “ nd a charity that will accept the timeshare. In reality, few charities are willing to take timeshares. GIVE UP ON GETTING YOUR MONEY BACK Timeshare owners need to be wary „ and realistic. Far more people want to sell timeshares than want to buy them. Timeshares at higher-end properties „ those owned by Disney, Marriott, Wyndham or Hilton, for example „ sell for at most 15 percent of their original price, Weir says. Timeshares at older and less swanky resorts may “ nd no buyers, or sellers might have to pay annual fees for a year or two to induce someone to take their shares. Maintenance fees average about $900 per year, but can exceed $3,000 for better resorts. A caveat: If you borrowed money from the timeshare developer, that loan has to be paid off before you can sell or give away your timeshare. Many novice buyers get talked into 10-year loans with interest rates of 15 percent or more, Weir says. Interest costs can easily in” ate a $20,000 purchase into a $40,000 debt, he says. ASK THE RESORT TO TAKE IT BACK Wyndham and Diamond Resorts are among the few developers with formal programs for owners who want to relinquish their shares, Weir says. The programs are discretionary, meaning the chains decide which timeshares theyre willing to take back, he says. Most other developers wont take back timeshares at all, but it doesnt hurt to ask. Developers that accept returns may require owners to pay annual fees for a year or two while the resort “ nds another buyer, he says. SELL IT Beware of people who contact you offering to sell your timeshare, since those are typically scams. If you need help and you own a timeshare at one of the high-end resorts, you can look for a broker through the Licensed Timeshare Resale Brokers Association site. These brokers dont charge upfront fees but instead take a commission from any sale. The Timeshare Users Group and RedWeek both have active marketplaces to facilitate sales. RedWeek also has a Whats My Timeshare Worth?Ž tool to help people research values based on previous sales through the site, while the Timeshare Users Group has a bargain binŽ section for owners willing to give away their shares. Owners also list their timeshares on Craigslist and eBay. RENT IT OUT Many owners discover they can rent their timeshares for enough to pay or at least signi“ cantly offset annual fees, Rogers says. The same sites that list timeshares for sale also list options to rent. WALK AWAY (OR FILE BANKRUPTCY) People who stop paying their loans or annual fees can be subject to foreclosure. At a minimum, they should expect their credit scores to plunge if the developers turn their accounts over to collection agencies. They also could face lawsuits and wage garnishment, depending on the collector, although Rogers says thats unlikely to happen to older people who can no longer use the timeshare. No resort is going to actually sue an elderly retired person,Ž he says. The owners will likely take a credit hit, but most folks dont care at that age.Ž A bankruptcy “ ling can suspend collection activity and ultimately erase timeshare debt, but that obviously isnt a good solution for everyone. Anyone considering walking away from a timeshare should discuss their situation with an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can assess the situation and discuss options. The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys offers referrals.How to get rid of a timeshareNERD WALLET Liz Weston Newspaper advertising targets your customers!Highlands News-Sun offers better targeting. Newspaper advertising To advertise with Highlands News-Sun, call 863-385-6155 today! BUSINESS BRIEFS $3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimonyNEW YORK „ Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least $1 billion in damages.Merger cancellation pushes Rite Aid into uncertain futureNEW YORK „ Rite Aid shares have plunged as the company headed into an uncertain future after calling off its merger with the grocer Albertsons. Analysts and retail insiders questioned the drugstore chains chances for remaining viable after it ended a planned takeover by Albertsons before Rite Aid shareholders could vote on it.Samsungs new phone shows how hardware innovation has slowedNEW YORK „ Samsungs new smartphone illustrates the limits of innovation at time when hardware advances have slowed. The Galaxy Note 9 will be faster and last longer without a recharge, but wont offer earth-shattering new features. The new phone will get some automatic photo editing and a stylus that can serve as a remote control. The new phones, announced Thursday, will come out Aug. 24.Uber faces new roadblock in New York on its way to IPOSAN FRANCISCO „ Uber will now have to navigate around a new regulatory pothole in New York on an already bumpy road to its initial public offering of stock next year. New York is imposing a one-year moratorium on new ride-hailing licenses in Ubers largest U.S. market, raising the specter that other cities may adopt similar crackdowns as they try to ease traffic congestion. If that were to happen, it would be more difficult for Uber to reverse its uninterrupted history of losses leading up to its IPO. Mb f C

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 adno=3603259 LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 15000556GCAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL T RUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE F OR SAXON ASSET SECURITIES T RUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE LOAN A SSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, S ERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. ELNORA SCOTT SANDERS, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuan t t o Order Rescheduling Foreclosure S ale dated June 28, 2018, entered i n Case No. 15000556GCAXMX of t he Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Highlands County, F lorida, wherein Deutsche Bank N ational Trust Company, as trustee for S axon Asset Securities Trust 2007-2 M ortgage Loan Asset Backed Certific ates, Series 2007-2is the Plaintiff a nd The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, G rantees, Assignees, Lienors, Credit ors, Trustees, and all other parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the Estate of Elnora Scott S anders a/k/a Elnora Sanders, D eceased; Zeeywue Hipps are the D efendants, that I will sell to the highe st and best bidder for cash at, the Jury Assembly Room in the basement o f the courthouse, 430 South Comm erce Ave, Sebring, FL 33870, beginn ing at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of A ugust, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said F inal Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK ``F, OF TULAN E S UBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 1, PAGE 61-A, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the s urplus from the sale, if any, other t han the property owner as of the date o f the lis pendens must file a claim w ithin 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of July, 2018. Robert Germain e As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi S. Dassinger As Deputy Clerk I f you are a person with a disability w ho needs assistance in order to part icipate in a program or service of the S tate Courts System, you should cont act the Office of the Court Administ rator at (863)534-4686 (voice), ( 863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 9558 770 (Florida Relay Service), as much i n advance of your court appearance o r visit to the courthouse as possible. P lease be prepared to explain your f unctional limitations and suggest an a uxiliary aid or service that you believe w ill enable you to effectively particip ate in the court program or service. File #15-F01136 August 12, 19, 201 8 NOTICE OF MEETING26 N O TI C E O F RE G ULAR MEETIN G The Board of Commissioners of the Highlands County Hospital District will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. at the Highlands County Commission Board Room 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida to discuss regular business of the Hospital District. One or more members of the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners may be present at the meeting. All interested persons are invited to attend. A ny person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Highlands County Hospital District Board, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. "Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6842 Voice), or via Florida Rely Service 711, or by email: progers@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. August 12, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2017-CA-000286 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. TRACY GROVER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, W HETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, NOTICE OFSALE30 G RANTEE S O R O THER C LAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY GROVER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENA NT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 28, 2018, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, lcoated at 430 S. COMMERCE A VE., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, at 11:00 AM on August 30, 2018 the following described property: LOT 1019, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 403 S. EGRET S TREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST I N THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF A NY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: June 28, 2018 If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact Court A dministration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving a notification of a scheduled court proceeding if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. Complete the Request for Accommodations Form and submit to 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa, FL 33602. ADA Coordination Help Line (813)272-7040; Hearing Impaired Line 1-800-9558771; Voice Impaired Line 1-800-9558770. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL ) MLG NO.17-07660 August 12, 19, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Seeks short term, seasonal check station operators to work in Frostproof on the Arbuckle WMA. Oct. 13Nov. 2 & Dec. 8-16, M…F, 5 am…1 pm or 1 pm… 9 pm., $8.10/Hr.Contact Dwight Myers 863-661-3369 M-F 9 am…4 pm HARDEE COUNTY UTILITIES (HCUD)Seeking FL dual licensed Water/Water Waste operator: Senior Utilities Operator (AŽ & BŽ lics.) $23.20$31.98/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator II (B/BŽ lics.) $20.98$28.93/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator I (C/CŽ lics.) $20.05$27.64/hr + benefits. Performing and organizing department O & M. Water & WW FL operator licenses, or for UOII/SUO can obtain both BŽ or higher within one year. See complete descriptions @ www.hardeecounty.net with applications to: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd Wauchula FL 33873. 863-773-2161. Filled as needed and based on qualifications. EOE-F/M/V Expd Concrete Workers Must have knowledge in field & valid FL Drivers License. Pay based on experience. Email resume/contact info: myresume18@yahoo.com Expd Excavator & LoaderDemo work; Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp; Class A CDL a plus! 863-382-1228 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or office@lpclp.com HELPWANTED2001 HARVE S TER S NEEDED H arvester needs 99 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest citrus 09-22-18 to 05-15-19. T he employer is D & K Harv esting, Inc. Workers will be p aid $11.29 per hour dependi ng on work location and piece r ate(s) may be offered dependi ng on crop activity, but will be g uaranteed $11.29 per hour r ate. Worksites are in Hendry, C ollier, and St. Lucie counties, F lorida. Employer will guarantee t he opportunity for work for the h ourly equivalent of 3/4 of the h ours of the work period. The e mployer will provide the tools n ecessary to perform the des cribed job duties without c harge to the worker. Housing w ill be provided for individual workers outside normal comm uting distance. For workers r esiding beyond normal comm uting distances, reasonable t ransportation and subsistence e xpenses to the worksite will be p rovided or paid by the emp loyer after completion of 50% o f the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Car eer Center office located at 9 21 Anvil Way, LaBelle, FL 3 3935 (863) 675-1412 using j ob listing number FL10745760. ADVERTISE! Heavy Equipment Mechanic Wanted2yrs exp, CDL license, strong trouble shooting skills, computer diagostics, schematics, hydrolics, electrical, significant investment in tools, able to service equip & perform preventative maintenance. 40-55 hrs/wk + benefits! DFWP Apply in person or email Excavation Point Inc ., 7944 S. George Blvd., Sebring 863-471-1997 mail@excavationpoint.com 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 GENPAK LLC a leading manufacturer in the plastic foodservice packaging industry in Sebring, FL area has openings for MECHANICS in our Maintenance Department. Minimum of three (3) years industrial maintenance experience. Applicants must have formal training or experience in related fields that would be useful in maintaining and repairing our production machinery and related equipment. Must have a s trong industrial/ electrical/ electronic background. Troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic production machinery. Should be familiar with all facets and procedures of plant manufacturing operations and will be expected to diagnose and repair faulty production and related plant equipment with a minimum of supervision. Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical control circu itry, motor/process controls and set up machinery for production. Welding and fabrication a plus. Applicants must maintain a full complement of tools to perform normal duties. 12 hour shifts available. Competitive salary and benefit package. You also may submit a resume/work experience with your contact information in your response or stop by our office to fill out an application.Genpak 116 Shicane Driv e Sebring, FL 33870 863-655-1814 Fax 863-655-1958 Pearts Second Chance LLCNow Hiring: FT Driver W/clean Class A CDL & 2+yrs verifiable exp. FL Southeast region. Call 863-214-0969 POSITION VACANICES Financial Services Specialist (FT)Custodian, Lake Placid (PT)(Veterans Preference) Coordinator, Grants and Foundation Accounting (FT)For application deadlines and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO HELPWANTED2001 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 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: cschott@wellsinsurance.com Seizethesales withClassified! CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 Data Entry Clerk NeededPT, 10 hours per week Fax Resume to Heartland Coalition for the Homeless863-453-8903 MEDICAL2030 CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTRoyal 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 in personat Royal Ca re of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. 863-453-6674.M/F, DFWP. Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award FacilityHIRING RNs New Wages Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement OpportunitiesAll 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 AvonReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Career Advancement OpportunitiesAll Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed DirectlyHighly Competitve Salaries Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVONReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING CNAs Full/Part-Time, all shifts~New Wages!!~Benefits for FT!!Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at863-453-5308 NOW HIRING F/T-Billing SpecialistFor Busy Medical Practice. Min. 2 yrs exp. required. Intergy/Greenway experience preferred. Benefits Available Email resume to: gechevarria@florida jointspine.com MEDICAL2030 NEW Hourly Rate for C.N.A.s !! NEW Weekend Differential Rate!EmployeesCelebratedfor Years of Service Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits Available AnnualEmployee Picnics Annual Celebration of Seniors & Staff Payroll deductions for onsite Employee Cafe Payroll deduction for shoes and uniforms FREE CEUs & CPR Classes Apply Onlineatwww.palmsofsebring.com AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! NOW HIRINGPT Phone Operator PT Authorization For busy Medical practice. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida jointspine.com Tech Needed For Fast-Paced ASC Willing to train Please fax resume to 863-471-6834 MEDICAL2030 Office AssistantSebring Acupuncture & Natural HealthPT: Mon, Wed & FriGo to www.sebring acupuncture.com& click on Job Application link; Fax completed application to863-978-1824Non-Smoking Office RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 LEAD COOK Year round position. 2+ years expe rience in line cooking and buffet req. Salary based on experience. Flexible schedule (must be available to work Sundays, nights, and holidays). Open until filled. Apply in person between 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Hotel Jacaranda, 19 E. Main Street, Avon Park FL. EA/EO/ VETS PREF. SKILLED TRADES2050 EXPERIENCED MECHANIC to work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication & electrical. Clean Florida Driver License required. Drug free workplace. Apply in Person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday … Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or office@lpclp.com Service Technician Wanted Small engine repair; lawn & garden, full-time. Lake Placid & Sebring 863-465-9641 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! T. M. Scott, Inc. Now Hiring:Roofing Repair: Expd roofer w/repair knowledge; Estimator: Expd w/roof cost estimations. Apply in person at 44 Commercial Blvd., Lake Placid. 863-465-7737Drug Free Workplace GENERAL2100 House & Yard Work Needed Looking for nice, mature couple to do inside & outside work. 863-471-2750 Driver Wanted! Veteran needs responsible driver for local shopping in Sebring. 1 mi E. of Dollar General on 27. Pay $20, if more stops will pay more. 863-214-7131

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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com damage. The side air bags in”ated, and after “ve to 10 minutes, a passenger noticed a “re on the bottom of the post between the front and rear doors where the seat belts are located. The truck went up in complete ”ames in a matter of minutes and is a complete loss,Ž the owner wrote. People who “le complaints are not identi“ed in the NHTSA databaseFORDFROM PAGE 1D FEES?: They vary. Af“rm says for many fashion purchases and certain other types of items, shoppers pay no interest. For others, it could be up to 30 percent based on customers credit. It doesnt charge late fees, service fees or prepayment fees to shoppers. Shoppers can choose a payment schedule over a period of months. Af“rm charges a fee to its retail and other business partners, though it declined to disclose the “gure. Afterpay requires customers to pay every other week in four payments. A missed payment draws an $8 fee every time, while late fees cap at 25 percent of the price. Afterpay also charges from 4.5 percent to 6 percent fees to the retailers, but doesnt charge interest to shoppers. Uplift sets interest based on how it judges a persons credit worthiness. A $1,500 trip broken down into 12 equal installments would average about $10 in extra interest per month, according to founder and CEO Brian Barth. There are no late fees. At AmEx, customers pay a “xed monthly fee based on their credit cards annual percentage rate, but no interest charge. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Know the upfront fees. Stick to a budget. And keep in mind that these companies reserve the right to report bad behavior to credit bureaus. You cant overextend yourself,Ž said Miller.PAYMENTSFROM PAGE 1D that collect or receive the personal information of 50,000 or more California consumers, households or electronic devices; and those who get at least half their revenue from selling personal information. Although many small businesses may be exempt, those subject to the law will have to ensure their systems and websites can comply with consumer inquiries and requests. That may be an added cost of thousands for small companies that dont have in-house technology staffers and need software and consulting help. Under Californias law, consumers have the right to know what personal information companies collect from them, why its collected and who the businesses share, transfer or sell it to. That information includes names, addresses, email addresses, browsing histories, purchasing histories, professional or employment information, educational records and information about travel from GPS apps and programs. Companies must give consumers at least two ways to “nd out their information, including a toll-free phone number and an online form, and companies must also give consumers a copy of the information theyve collected. Consumers also have the right to have their information deleted from companies computer systems, and to opt out of having the information sold or shared. The law was modeled on the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect May 25. The California Legislature passed its law to prevent a more stringent proposed law from being placed on the November election ballot. Frank Samson hopes the California law will help prevent what he sees as troubling marketing tactics by some in his industry, taking care of senior citizens. When people inquire about senior care companies online, its sometimes on sites run by brokers rather than care providers themselves. It may be in the “ne print, or it may not be: Were going to be taking your info and sending it out to a bunch of people,Ž says Samson, founder of Petaluma, California-based Senior Care Authority. That steers many would-be clients to just a handful of companies, he says, and can mean seniors and families get bombarded with calls while dealing with stressful situations. But many unknowns remain about the California law. The state attorney generals of“ce must write regulations to accompany several provisions. There are inconsistencies between different sections of the law, and the Legislature would need to correct them, says Mark Brennan, an attorney with Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., who specializes in technology and consumer protection laws. Questions about the law might need to be litigated, including whether California can force businesses based in other states to comply, Brennan says. There are similar questions about the European GDPR. In the meantime, small business owners who want to start “guring out if theyre likely to be subject to the California law and GDPR can talk to attorneys and technology consultants who deal with privacy rights. Brennan suggests companies contact professional and industry organizations that are gathering information about the laws and how to comply. Some small businesses may bene“t, such as any developing software tied to the law. Among other things, the software is designed to allow companies and customers to see what information has been gathered, who has access to it and who it has been shared with. The software, expected to stay free for consumers, could cost companies into the thousands of dollars a year depending on their size, says Andy Sambandam, CEO of Clarip, one of the software makers. But, he says, over time, the price is going to come down.Ž And other states are expected to adopt similar laws. This is the direction the country is going in,Ž says Campbell Hutcheson, chief compliance of“cer with Datto, an information technology “rm.LAWFROM PAGE 1D 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! BURIALLOTS/ CRYPTS3070 2 cemetery lots Lakeview Mem orial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 12, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5By Business WireLAS VEGAS „ Prime Trust, a technology-driven trust company, announced today that it has released new technology which enables real estate syndicators and securities issuers to accept funds from investors in the form of Bitcoin and Ethereum, frictionlessly and with zero crypto-market risk to the syndicator or issuer. This enables holders of these virtual currencies to invest in real estate, crowdfunding and other private and public securities offerings without having to go through the cumbersome and often confusing process of liquidating tokens and then wiring funds in USD to an escrow account at Prime Trust. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www. businesswire.com/news/ home/20180806005205/ en/ Prime Trusts systems present BTC/ETH delivery instructions, including a unique wallet address and QR code for a speci“c transaction (Graphic: Business Wire) With Prime Trusts transaction technology, real estate syndicators, portals, platforms, brokers and direct-issuers can now accept investments with minimal friction, regardless of whether the investor is remitting funds to escrow via wire, ACH, check, credit card, Bitcoin or Ethereum. How it works: Historically in Prime Trusts standard escrow business for the securities and real estate industries, funds could be remitted via ACH, wire, check or credit card. The “rms transaction technology presents the investor with funds delivery instructions speci“c to the method they chose to send funds. Bitcoin and Ethereum work the same way. Prime Trusts systems present BTC/ ETH delivery instructions, including a unique wallet address and QR code for the speci“c transaction (see attached example photo). Using these straightforward instructions, the investor can easily and securely complete the transaction. Prime Trusts platform keeps the syndicator or issuer informed by updating the accounting records for the offering to note the investors funds have been received, including the net amount, and automatically sends email noti“cations (customizable by the issuer) to the investor. Demand for people to be able to use digital currency as a method of remitting funds for investments they make in real estate, as well as traditional Reg D, Reg A, Reg S, and Reg CF offerings has been dramatic,Ž said Scott Purcell, CEO of Prime Trust. After years of leading the crowdfunding and real estate industries with technology-driven escrow, compliance, KYC, AML and other services, adding Bitcoin and Ethereum is a natural extension of what we provide our portal, broker, real estate syndicator, adviser and direct-issuer customers.Ž The technology is now out of beta and released for select Prime Trust customers. It is available both via APIs and via the Prime Trust Invest NowŽ plug & play transaction engine. It is highly scalable and can be used for both initial (primary) offerings, as well as for escrow and clearance of secondary transactions by exchanges. More information about Prime Trusts products and solutions is available at www. primetrust.com. About Prime Trust Prime Trust is a chartered Nevada trust company that as a Qualified Custodian provides custody of cash, tokens (aka coinsŽ), stocks, bonds, private business interests and other assets. It also provides compliance and specialized services relating to funds processing, AML/KYC compliance, and transaction technology for the new digital economy. As a blockchain-driven trust company, its mission is to provide portals, platforms, brokers, real estate syndicators and direct-issuers with best-in-class solutions to seamlessly meet the needs of their securities offerings and of exchanges and secondary markets. 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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 12, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3602600 Dear Registered Voter, is is a sample of the Optical Scan Paper Ballot that will be used for the Primary Election to be held August 28, 2018. Please note the following instructions and reminders. 1. OPTICAL SCAN PAPER BALLOT: When you vote an Optical Scan Paper Ballot, you are lling in or darkening, with a blue or black ink pen, an oval on a paper ballot. e Golden Rule when voting an Optical Scan Paper Ballot is: COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVALŽ. Please remember this Golden Rule and follow it exactly. is allows the Optical Scanner to read and accurately tabulate your choice(s). You will be furnished a marking device at the voting location. Please mark the sample ballot with your choices and take it with you as a guide to vote at your polling location. 2. VOTERS NEEDING ASSISTANCE: For voters with disabilities we will have an AutoMARK ballot marking device available at each precinct. Election workers are trained and available to instruct and assist you with this machine. We also provide language and voting assistance for any voter who may wish to request this service. Please see the Clerk for any questions or concerns you may have. 3. VOTING ON ELECTION DAY: Each Voter must vote in the precinct where they currently reside on Election Day. is Primary Election is a county-wide election and all precincts will be open and every quali ed, registered voter will be able to cast a ballot. Polling locations will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2018. 4. CLOSED PRIMARY STATE: Since Florida is a closed primary state, only voters who are registered members of the respective political partys candidates can vote for those candidate nominees in a primary election. 5. VOTER REGISTRATION AND ADDRESS CHANGES: To vote in this Primary Election, you must have been a quali ed registered voter in Florida by July 30, 2018 and you must be currently residing within Highlands County. If you are registered to vote in the State of Florida and have moved into Highlands County from another Florida County or you have changed residential addresses within Highlands County, you will be able to change your address on Election Day and cast a ballot. 6. ID REQUIRED: You must produce a current, valid and accepted form of PICTURE AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION before you will be allowed to vote. For a list of accepted identi cation, please visit our website, www.votehighlands. com, and click on the VOTER INFO tab. If you cannot produce picture and signature identi cation you will be required, by law, to vote a provisional ballot. 7. SIGNATURE UPDATES: If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may need to provide a signature update to the Elections O ce. Signatures on Petitions and Vote By Mail Ballots are always checked against the original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update your signature, please call the Elections O ce at 863-402-6655 to have a form sent to you. 8. EARLY VOTING: Early Voting will be held beginning Saturday, August 18, 2018 and everyday a erward through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Locations will be open for voting from 8:30 a.m. … 4:30 p.m. each day. ere will be no early voting on Sunday, August 26, 2018 or Monday, August 27, 2018. Early Voting Locations: Avon Park … Avon Park City Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St. Avon Park Sebring … Supervisor of Elections Operations Center, 4500 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring Lake Placid … Lake Placid Town Hall Council Chambers, 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid Remember, every vote counts! If you have any concerns or if you need further information, please call the Supervisor of Elections O ce at 863-402-6655. Sincerely, Penny Ogg Supervisor of ElectionsHighlands County Precincts (** denotes new precinct location)

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