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Highlands News-Sun VOL. 99 | NO. 225 | $1.00 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Monday, August 13, 2018 Local Sports .................. A9-10 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Classifieds ...................... B4-6 Comics ................. News Wire Highlands Health ................ B1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To Daniel Eichenberger Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSunBy MELISSA MAINStaff WriterSEBRING „ Kristie Vazquez, executive director of Sebrings Community Redevelopment Agency, kept her promise to help rev up activity downtown. Vazquez helped bring back the Circle of Speed, an event that had been dropped, and added the 12 Hour Fan Fest and the CRAs Rockin 50s Block Party, which helped kick off the inaugural Sebring Soda Fest. In addition, the CRA held two Food Trucks & Flicks events, which will become Movies in the Park; the CRA will continue to offer movies, but the organization will no longer include the food trucks. With the new 12 Hour Fan Fest event, we had approximately 1,500 people downtown,Ž Vazquez said. We had transporters, giant semis that carry race cars, a parade almost two miles from the race track to downtown.Ž According to Vazquez, the event was a huge success. She plans to bring additional events downtown during the upcoming year, including Music in the Park, Cize on the Circle and a Farmers Market. Since Highlands County is brimming with local talent, Vazquez plans to offer live entertainment downtown when the weather is nice, avoiding the summer rains and heat. The CRA plans to partner with an agricultural group to bring a farmers market downtown. While people are enjoying the downtown events, they will be able to stop by the Childrens Museum of the Highlands and see the renovations that are scheduled to begin soon. The CRA has pledged funds in support of the renovation, because the museum will encourage economic activity downtown. The CRA is taking its own advice and moving downtown to 309 Circle Park Drive. This of“ ce was previously the downtown of“ ce for the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. The CRA was able to get the same lease as the chamber, leasing the building for just $1 and saving $7,000 a year on the lease at 368 S. Commerce Ave. Of“ ce space will be added, because the chamber of commerce did not have separate of“ ce space for employees. The CRA will add new ” ooring and fresh paint to update the aesthetic appearance. We will be investing downtown, like we are asking everyone else to do,Ž Vazquez said. This building puts us in the heart of the CRA district. We will be more visible to the community, and we will still offer visitor information at our of“ ce, but we will now include CRA information.Ž Vazquez has spearheaded the process to update grant programs that encourage people to renovate buildings downtown. We are putting aggressive funds behind programs for the upcoming year,Ž she said. Instead of a $5,000-$25,000 budget, we will have a $100,000 „ $150,000 budget for the new year. We are consolidating the grant programs for CRA director leads the way in making changes downtown VAZQUEZ By PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING „ Friday saw another torrential afternoon downpour “ lling up retention ponds and swales and, in one case, blowing car dealer saleŽ signs down U.S. 27. Some areas hit by the rains have caught and held water, ” ooding despite the fact that the rain, as heavy as it was, didnt last long and shouldnt have ” ooded streets. County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr. agrees: Such rains shouldnt ” ood streets, but he said a combination of several years of above-average rain coupled with under-designed drainage in some subdivisions have exposed ” aws in drainage that neither the county nor residents can afford to “ x on their own. Sadly, he said, even if affected residents and the county pool resources, they often dont have enough spare cash to cover immediately needed improvements, let alone long-term projects. We get a lot of requests for drainage improvements,Ž Howerton said. Its been especially high since Hurricane Irma, where rains during and immediately following the storm showed how previously functional drainage systems in places like Placid Lakes, Sebring Hills and Sebring Country Estates no longer functioned. Howerton argues that they never really worked in the “ rst place, because they didnt have to. A lot of subdivisions were built before (there was) a real design for drainage,Ž Howerton said. (Residents) suffer because as development continues, a lot of problems are popping up.Ž Plus, as more homes get built, he said, more people move into the areas that experience ” ooding and see it “ rst-hand. Their houses, raised on mounds to avoid being ” ooded out, displace water that would ” ow into their property, sending it to other lots. Where there are drainage easements behind peoples homes, some residents have “ lled in the ditches or low spots, which has also backed water up on others properties. Howerton said, right after Irma, Drainage issues may persistCounty, residents battle increased rain, under-designed streets, no funding COURTESY PHOTO/SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTHighlands County, the tail on the right side of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, shows wetter than normal and very wet conditions for both the last year and the last three years, as a whole. By MELISSA MAINStaff WriterLAKE PLACID „ The 18th Annual Grape Stomp drew hundreds of visitors from out of town to visit Henscratch Farms on Saturday. The popular festival sometimes draws up to 1,000 visitors, depending on the weather. The most popular part of the event was the metal tub “ lled with grapes that provides visitors a chance to participate in the wine-making process. At each festival, attendees stomp 2,000 pounds of grapes. Saturday, before they entered the tub, they removed their shoes, washed their feet off with a water hose and then stepped into the large metal container. Before they commenced stomping the scuppernong and muscadine grapes, a photographer took their pictures. Once pictures were taken, the grape stomping began. After they stepped out of the tub, their feet were rinsed off again, and they browsed through their pictures to chose the best one to be placed on a wine label. Country White, Golden Sunrise, Red Rooster and Raspberry Southern Sippin were just a few of the wines people were able to choose from. Local residents had the option of picking up their wine, but out-of-town guests usually chose the shipping option. It takes three months for the wine to ferment, so the bottles of wine are ready around late November, which is great for perfect timing for the gift-giving season. Children and adults stomped grapes and fed the free-range chickens Cheerios. The children enjoyed throwing the Cheerios to the chickens that often hid underneath the gift shop. Participants also enjoyed picking the scuppernong and muscadine grapes from the 10 1/2-acre vineyard. When guests needed a rest from standing on their feet, they sat on bales of hay underneath a large tent and listened to country songs from Redneck Joe Band. The band is a local favorite from Lake Placid, and they played Seminole WindŽ by John Anderson and Dont Close Your EyesŽ by Keith Whitely, along with many others. Henscratch Farms served wine for the guests to enjoy while listening to the band. Participants were also served wine in the round silo winery. The line for wine and snacks ran out the door. Smokin Ds Bar-B-Que from Tampa served ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brisket, beans and sides. The tender barbecue was a hit with festival participants. For those who were not fans of barbecue, the festival also served hot dogs, chips and lemonade for $3. A variety of Hersheys ice cream ” avors were available, and participants could also choose ” oats, sundaes or smoothies to satisfy MELISSA MAIN/STAFF WRITERHenscratch Farms has 10 1/2 acres of grapes. They harvest 4-6 tons per acre. People can pick their own grapes at Henscratch. The grapes were $0.99 per pound at the festival. Sean and Ashley Myer came from Ft. Lauderdale to stomp grapes at the festival. Sweetpea Jones and Redneck Joe, from the Redneck Joe Band, delighted the audience with country songs at the 18th Annual Grape Stomp. Grape stomp 18th annual event draws a crowdCRA | 7A DRAINAGE | 7A STOMP | 8A

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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 1. Green bean is herbaceous plant that belongs to the legume family (Fabiaceae). 2. It originates from Peru, but it can be found around the world today. 3. There are more than 130 varieties of green beans that differ in taste and in the color and size of pods. 4. Green beans grow in the form of bush that can reach 8 to 20 inches in height or in the form of 7 to 10 feet long vine. 5. Leaves of green beans can be green or purple in color. They are divided in three lobes and have smooth edges. Source: http://www.softschools.com/facts/plants/ green_beans_facts/666/5 THINGS That Will Make YouSMARTER Start Your Business seminarAVON PARK „ The Florida SBDC at USF is offering a Starting Your BusinessŽ workshop 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 600 W. College Drive, Building H Room 110 in Avon Park. Fee is $10. Reference CRN 10750. For information, call 863-784-7405.Ballot amendments forum scheduledAVON PARK „ The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County will sponsor an Amendments Forum to discuss the 13 new amendments on the November 6 ballot, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at SFSC, 600 College Drive in Avon Park. Presenters are Jessie Gomez and Andy Cross“ eld. For information, call DWC President Susie Johnson at 863-385-0008.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.VFW roast pork dinner setAVON PARK „ The VFW Auxiliary will serve a cat“ sh and/or shrimp dinner from 4:306:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17 at VFW Post 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Includes traditional sides and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryout available until sold out. Smoke free dining room. Open to the public.Annual Avon Park picnic on tapAVON PARK „ The 11th annual Avon Park Picnic will take place at noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Avon Park Community Center, 300 W. Main St. All residents are invited to meet and greet 2018 Pioneers of the Year. Must bring covered dish to share. Tables can be reserved for $25 (seats eight). For information, or to reserve a table, call Jean Jordan at 863-453-6957. Sponsored by Avon Park Historical Society and Museum.Back to School Bash has SantaSEBRING „ Central Florida Neuropsychology will host a Back to School Celebration Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 4844 Sun N Lake Blvd. in Sebring. Bounce house, kids movies, popcorn and a special visit from Santa who is vacationing in Sebring. For information, call 863-402-2222.Breakfast buffet by ElksSEBRING „ The Sebring Elks No. 1529 will host a breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. Cost is $9 and is open to the public.Chelseas fundraiser to help victim LAKE PLACID „ Jaxsons in Lake Placid will have a fundraiser for Chelsea from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Raf” e, 50/50 and food. All money raised goes to help Chelsea and her family with expenses from her recent accident.VFW summer supperAVON PARK „ The VFW Post No. 9853 will have its Cool Summer Supper from 4:306:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 75 N. Olivia Drive in Avon Park. Meal includes chicken drummies, potato salad, three-bean salad and strawberry cream pie for $8. Smokefree dining area.COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS By MELISSA MAINStaff WriterSEBRING „ Sun n Lake needs to increase fees for golf course memberships to sustain the golf course long-term, Mark Camp, president of the Board of Supervisors for the Sun n Lake District, said. Board member Dan Stegall called the special meeting on Aug. 10 to discuss the golf fees. However, the rates will not be “ nalized until the public hearing on Aug. 31. We did not have a balanced budget last year,Ž Camp said. To maintain the the course at the level our community wants it to be, there needs to be an increase in fees. We need to have a consistent way at arriving at rates,Ž Camp added. The board was trying to increase the overall revenue of the golf course to approximately $1.8 million. The members discussed a 5 percent rate increase. Ray Brooks gave a heated response to Finance Director Omar DeJesus, with a Youre wrong,Ž as DeJesus attempted to explain his spreadsheet with the proposed golf fees. Board members instead chose to use the spreadsheet Brooks designed and made changes to it. Stegall said: When you look at the money weve spent on the golf course, a “ ve percent increase is not much.Ž Camp agreed. You will always get someone who will complain about an increase in fees, but this didnt get to be a great course without spending money.Ž The board pointed out that pine straw and shell were added to the course to improve the aesthetics, and the courses were better maintained than in the past. For a full family membership for people over 50 years old, the fees, including trail, are proposed to increase by $217.65, for a total of $4,570.65. Working families who do not have as much time to spend on the course will receive a lower proposed fee of $2,513.86. However, this is an increase of $158.70. Member who are over 80 will also get a break on pricing. For youth under 18, the proposed fee is $319.65, a $61.95 increase. Besides golf fees, the board also tackled drainage issues. The new budget has $350,000 for improving roads and drainage. Camp expressed his desire to hear a break down of the 11 projects that are proposed to deal with this drainage issue. Other budget issues discussed were a new kitchen for Island View restaurant. Stegall said, Before I can vote on a new kitchen, I need to know if it makes economic sense. I need to see a business plan.Ž At the end of the meeting, board members also expressed frustration about not being allowed to talk to each other outside of public meetings due to the Sunshine Laws in Florida. Send correspondence to melissa.main@highlandsnewssun.com.Sun n Lake discusses raising golf fees MELISSA MAIN/STAFFThe Board of Supervisors for the Sun n Lake District met on Aug. 10 to discuss proposed golf fees. Board President Mike Camp led the discussion. adno=3595196 In partnership with the Champion for Children Foundationof Highlands CountyThe Champion for Children Foundation has been providing abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention programs and services to children and familiesin Highlands County since 1994. For info. visit: www.championforchildren.org.THREE WAYS TO ORDER TICKETSwww.SunEvents.com € (863) 494-9362In person: The Circle Theatre, 202 Circle Park Drive Sebring, FL. 33870Wednesday Friday, 9:00am 4:00pmAll sales nal. Please notify us at time of ticket purchase for any special needs seating requirements.adno=720074 adno=3592755 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900-ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry office(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an affiliate of DR Media. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 By MARC VALEROStaff WriterAVON PARK „ Despite the rainy season, the intersection rebuild at U.S. 27 and State Road 64 in Avon Park is on schedule, according to a Florida Department of Transportation spokesman. The improvements include installing concrete pavement at the intersection itself with the road outside the intersection repaved in asphalt, said FDOT District I Communications Manager Zach Burch. What motorists may be seeing now is the new right turn lane from eastbound State Road 64 to southbound U.S. 27, he said. Also, there will be improvements or a new lane in the right turn from southbound U.S. 27 to west bound State Road 64. The project includes new traf“c signals, with what appears to be at least two cameras mounted above one of the signals. Burch said the cameras would be for traf“c detection to help the signal operate. They are not for recording video of the intersection. After accidents people ask if there are any recordings from the cameras, but none of the cameras record, he said. They help detect traf“c at the intersection and interact with the timing of the signal. The project will replace existing roadway with concrete pavement on U.S. 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, U.S. 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street and on S.R. 64 from Self Avenue to U.S. 27 in Avon Park. The contractor will also be 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. The $8 million project, which started in June, will be “nished probably in late 2019 so it has a ways to go, Burch said.AP intersection work on schedule The cameras that are part of the intersection improvements at U.S. 27 and State Road 64 in Avon Park are used for detecting trac to help control the signal timing. The $8 million project at the intersection of U.S. 27 and State Road 64 includes a new right-turn lane from eastbound State Road 64 to southbound U.S. 27. MARC VALERO/STAFFThe intersection improvement project at U.S. 27 and S.R. 64 is on schedule despite an active rainy season. By MELISSA MAINStaff WriterLAKE PLACID „ Following a lawful traf“c stop, a K9 positively alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics, and Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce found marijuana and a controlled substance without a prescription, the arrest report stated. On Thursday, Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce charged Kody Wayne Vogan, 22, of Lake Placid, with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. According to the arrest report, a deputy made a legal traf“c stop and a K9 positively alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics. The deputy then conducted a search of the vehicle and located a glass jar that contained a green, leafy substance and a glass pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics, the report stated. The pipe “eld tested positive for methamphetamine, and the green leafy substance “eld tested positive for THC, according to the arrest report. (THC is the mind-altering substance found in marijuana.) The deputy stated that he told the defendant that if he had anything illegal on him when he entered into the detention center, it would be additional charge. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com POLICE BLOTTER The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 3: Jrewmon Dontray Allen, 37, Lake Placid, charged with cocaine trafficking. Willie Taevonnie Allen, 22, Sebring, charged with cocaine trafficking Georgia Benita Cocca, 29, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Nicholas Allen Dubois, 37, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Stanley Kent Heuerman, 59, Sebring, charged with failure to register as sex offender. Devin James Howze, 23, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Shatavia Deyza Jackson, 22, Sebring, on charges of using a 2-way communications device to facilitate a felony, drug possession and selling marijuana. Jill Christine McIntyre, 39, Avon Park, on charges of grand theft auto, drug possession, smuggling contraband and drug equipment possession. John Carroll Meredith, 49, Lake Placid, charged with battery. John Paul Sinay, 22, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Charles Lee Smith, 45, Lake Placid, charged with four charges of failure to appear. Milo Edward Williams, 34, Lake Placid, on charges of destroying evidence, smuggling contraband, drug possession, marijuana possession, two charges of drug equipment possession and two charges of driving on suspended license. Javontai Jonquez Wisdom, 25, Orlando, on charges of probation violation and failure to appear. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 4: Joshua Dean Fisk, 39, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession, drug possession, cocaine possession and resisting an officer. Latoya Rochelle Hills, 35, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession, drug possession and two charges of probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 5: James William Etheridge, 26, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Devin William Keith Strack, 22, Lake Placid, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 6: Rolando Delvalle, 34, Sebring, on charges of cocaine possession and drug equipment possession. Carlos Martinez, 46, Miami, charged with grand theft auto. Adrian Tyrone Turner, 40, Lake Placid, charged with driving on suspended license. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 7: Shanika Shavara Brown, 28, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Enrique Santiago Conejo, 37, Okeechobee, charged with probation violation. Horace Edward Keen, 40, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Avontra Treon Moore, 25, Lake Placid, charged with probation violation. David Lee Russell, 41, Sebring, charged with two charges of probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 8: Jaime Arroyo, 31, Sebring, charged with probation violation. Johnnie Earl Gallegos 52, Avon Park, on charges of exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult and larceny. Mary Patricia Griggs, 31, Ft. Lauderdale, charged with possession of a weapon by convicted felon. Etanislao Jacob Jimenez, 27, Sebring, on charges of driving on suspended license, hit-and-run and failure to register motor vehicle. Abhi Amit Shah, 23, Sebring, on charges of marijuana possession, drug possession and drug equipment possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 9: Peter Junior Harris, 28, Sebring, on charges of smuggling contraband, drug equipment possession, cocaine possession and battery. Bethany Jean Rodriguez, 28, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession and two charges of drug possession. Abel Angel Soto, 25, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Stephanie Renee Stollings, 35, LaBelle, charged with probation violation. Kody Wayne Vogan, 22, Sebring, on charges of drug equipment possession, drug possession, marijuana possession and smuggling contraband. Cyrus Travon Wyche, 40, Avon Park, on charges of scheme to defraud, larceny, unlawful use of a twoway communication device, possession of a controlled substance without prescription and drug equipment possession. newstips@newssun.com Have YOU Heard AnyStories or News Tips You Would Like To Share? 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5The following is an E-mail from Douglas Jewell of New Jersey telling about the golf course at the Kenilworth Lodge Country Club with the following: I happened to have worked at the golf course the last year it was in existence (1971-72). The Roses from Newton, Massachusetts owned the golf course. I worked for the head golf pro Bob Baldassari.Ž Your column brought back memories of dressing up for dinner and interacting with those that worked in the kitchen, barber shop and salon plus the band members and local caddies. Im now retired and am ful“lling my promise to return to Sebring someday. Sebring has changed but my memories from 45 years ago draw me back.Ž The golf course was a par 72, 18-hole course with each hole lined with orange trees, grapefruit and tangelo trees. At the end of their stay the visiting golfers would stuff their golf bags with fresh picked fruit to take home.Ž The golf shop crew consisted of Bob Baldassari and assistant pro Ron Pedi, starter/ caddiemaster Jim Talley, myself running the bag room and the practice range. The local Vollbracht sisters, Myra and Debbie shining shoes. There were no days off in the four month season.Ž My favorite caddies were the Harris Brothers 86 and 84 years old, both deacons. They were rippled with muscles and “t as 20 year olds. They both worked at building many of the original roads back in the 1920s. They told tales of being snakers,Ž meaning they went ahead of the road builders gathering up snakes in burlap bags, often wading up to their armpits in the swamps. And tales of men being sucked up by quicksand never to be seen again.Ž There was quite a rivalry between Harder Hall and Kenilworth golf courses. The head pro at Harder Hall was Ben Roman Victor. He was also part owner. There was a lot of one upmanship at Alexs Circle Bar downtown Sebring as we (the staff) from both hotels were all regular diners there. Each hotel wanted to get the most famous pros to play at their golf course. The PGA tour and golf pros were in Florida in January and Feb and race week was in March. It was race drivers and celebrities that were vied for and bragged about. It was good natured competition as we were all friends and played together. But the rivalry was always there between the two hotels.Ž Bill Norcross a Boston transplant writes: PGA Golf Pro Billy Max was assistant at the Kenilworth or Harder Hall golf course. I believe it was in the 60s when the PGA Golf Pros Tour came south every year.Ž Kenilworth Lodge Country Club as it was called and Harder Hall were both located in Sebring. The third course is in Avon Park noted Bill Norcross. Pinecrest had the “rst live broadcast PGA golf tournament. Also a PGA executive course and a Pro from Rhode Island (Bruno) who lived there.Ž Pinecrest Hotel was taken down a few years ago. Today it is the Pinecrest Golf Club. Douglas Jewell and Bill Norcross contributed to this column. Elaine Levey can be reached at emlevey@ gmail.com.Golf Courses: Kenilworth Lodge, Harder Hall and PinecrestHISTORICALLY SPEAKINGElaine Levey TODAY American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chips ahoy 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Ship, captain crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Wild card bar poker 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Dart league 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ No Monday poker until October. $1.25 drafts all day. Ship, captain crew 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Euchre 1 p.m. Darts 7 p.m. Queen of hearts. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring Member bingo 2-4 p.m. Charity bingo games start 6 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Pizza and pitcher $11. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. Texas holdem 7 p.m. Darts 7 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAY American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chips ahoy 4-6 p.m. Meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Bingo 1 p.m .Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Bingo 12:30 p.m. Food. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Darts 6:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Texas holdem 1:30 p.m. Bar games 2:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Canasta 9 a.m. Tastee Tuesday hamburger/cheeseburger, fries, $8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Queen of hearts. Music by Chrissy 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Taco Tuesday. $2 margaritas. $6 beer pitchers. Ship, capt, crew 4 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Poker 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. WOTM taco night 5-7 p.m. Margaritas 5-7 p.m. Mingo bingo & jackpot 6 p.m. Pool 6:30 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAY American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Taco and full menu 5-7 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 6 p.m. Dennis & Wendy 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Auxiliary wings 4-6 p.m. Karaoke with Jody 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Draft beer $1 all day. Wild card bar poker 5-7 p.m. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ TH 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Poker 2 p.m. Ladies drinks BOGO 4 p.m. to closing. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Shuf”eboard 1 p.m. Texas holdem 7:30 p.m. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ LODGE CLOSED. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Family dinner pasta. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Lara Patton Music Show. Queen of hearts 8 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Pool at noon. Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Moose cafe 5:30-8 p.m. Gary & Shirley 6-9 p.m. Moose game 8 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAY American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Poker 1 p.m. Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chips ahoy 4 p.m. Create a pizza. Darts 6:45 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Happy hour all day. Sammys famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Thirsty Thursday all day. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Line dancing 6-8 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Charity bingo 6 p.m. Poker game 6:30 p.m.-members only. Food available at the bar. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ LODGE CLOSED. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Jackpot 6 p.m. Wings. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Hard Candy rock & roll. Jackpot drawing 8 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Happy hour 2-4 p.m. Bar poker 2 p.m. megasoundz 5-8 p.m. Moose cafe mystery dinner 5 p.m. Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Hills Association „ Bingo has been postponed until the Fall. Hope to see you there! Call 863-382-1554. FRIDAY American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Prime rib & full menu. Jay & Patty 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Legion dinner Terrys meatloaf 4-6 p.m. karaoke by Megasoundz 4-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Megasoundz 7 p.m. till closing. Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Washers 1 p.m. Food. Queen of hearts 7 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Post dinner open face corned beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy $5 at 5:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Texas holdem 7:30 p.m. Line dancing 8 p.m. Food available at the bar. “sh, shrimp or steak dinner 5-7 p.m. Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Lasagna/spaghetti, soup and salad $11. Dance only $3. Dennis & Wendy 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call 863-471-3557.COMMUNITY CALENDAR Proudly Serving Highlands County 3Ž GREAT VENUES! EXPIRES 8/31/18$1800GOLFper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 8/31/18$14000SUMMER 10-PLAY CARDIncl. tax. EXPIRES 8/31/18$10009 HOLES ANYTIMEper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 8/31/18$1600TWILIGHT AFTER 2PMper person Incl. tax. Pinecrest Golf Club August Specials! 2250 South Little Lake Bonnet Rd. € Avon Park Tee Time Hotline: 863-453-7555 adno=3599877 adno=720072 e U.S. Air Force (USAF) issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) F…35A Operational Beddown EIS (Vol. 83, No. 56 Federal Register, 12568, March 22, 2018). e NOI provided the public with instructions on how to submit scoping comments to the USAF in consideration of the four alternatives being considered, which include: Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead FL; Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, TX; Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, MO. e USAF has subsequently been made aware that the address provided for submittal of courier delivered public scoping comments (e.g., Federal Express or United Parcel Service) was incorrect. Consequently, the USAF is providing the correct address below and 10-working days to resubmit scoping comments from the time resubmittal instructions are published in the Federal Register. During this 10-working day period, the USAF is o ering multiple ways in which comments can be resubmitted. Comments can be provided through the project website (www.AFRC-F35A-Beddown.com), via email to the email address provided below, and via regular mail or via courier to the addresses listed below. e website also provides additional information on the EIS and related materials. e USAF will consider all additional scoping comments submitted. e 10-working day resubmittal period extends from 13 August 2018 with the publication of the amended NOI in the Federal Register and concludes 27 August 2018. ADDRESSES:adno=3603652 Amended Notice of Intent for the Air Force Reserve Command F-35A Operational Beddown Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) e address for courier delivered (e.g., Federal Express or United Parcel Service) public scoping comments is: AFCEC/CZN (ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour) 3515 S. General McMullen Drive, Suite 155 San Antonio, Texas 78226-1710 e address for U.S. Postal Service mail delivery: AFCEC/CZN (ATTN: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour) 2261 Hughes Avenue, Suite 155 JBSA-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236-9853 PUBLIC COMMENT For more information or to submit written comments, please visit the project website at: https://www.AFRC-F35A-beddown.com or contact: Mr. Hamid Kamalpour, hamid.kamalpour@us.af.mil e USAF will accept comments at any time during the environmental impact analysis process. However, to ensure the USAF has su cient time to consider public input in the preparation of the Dra EIS, please submit comments by 27 August 2018.

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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 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. This morning may be a little more hectic than usual in a lot of households in Highlands County. Today is the first day of the 2018-19 school year and children and parents alike are trying to find their new routine that will be a way of life for the next nine months. With this, we want to remind motorists to use extreme caution this morning and this afternoon. There will be 89 school buses sharing the roads today, trying to get the children to class on time and return them safely to home this afternoon. Not only are there buses to deal with, but there will be children walking on the edge of roads, or standing at bus stops, that havent been there for the past several weeks. Some of those children may be little ones who have never ridden a school bus before. They will excited and nervous, trying to remember all of the rules that have been shared with them. School Board of Highlands County Transportation Director David Solomon assures us that all safety procedures for operating buses on U.S. 27 have been reviewed. There are five stops on the busy highway. One of those stops was the site of an accident last December in which a stopped school bus was rear-ended by a semi truck. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries. Florida Department of Transportation has been asked to also conduct a safety survey of the U.S. 27 stops, but there has been no response to the School Districts request. The state agency did, however, place bus stop signs at those five stops on U.S. 27. We hope the FDOT responds to the School Districts request before another accident involving a school bus happens. The first buses will take to the road at 6 this morning, running the elementary bus routes first, followed by the middle and high school routes. It is mindful to also remember that a lot of parents will accompany their children to school on the first few days of a new school year. They want to make sure their child knows where they are going, and are comfortable making that trip on campus alone. As the week goes on, there may be more children at those school bus stops than there will be today. A few good reminders for motorists: When those stop arms come out, no cars should go past the bus. Motorists must stop unless they are on a highway that has a median and are traveling on the other side of the median from the bus. Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slow down in school zones and near bus stops. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus. Slow down and stop if youre driving near a school bus that is flashing yellow or red lights. This means the bus is either preparing to stop (yellow) or already stopped (red), and children are getting on or off. In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection. Lets remember to watch for the children, and obey all safety rules when driving near bus stops, school buses or schools. This is one thing that we can all do to help make this a safer year for our school students.Lets do our partYOUR VIEWThree commandmentsLive by three commandments I live by three commandments „ love, honesty, justice. All my life I fought for justice. Since moving to Florida in 1997 I have fought a hospital, a veterans association, a school and now a couple who refused me when I cried out twice, Please say a prayer for me. I am terri“ ed and petri“ ed.ŽMary Ann Tricsko Sotero Lake PlacidWrong wordSocialism is a word we are hearing more of today than in the past. Young people may think this is a new way for government to go, but be advised it is de“ nitely the wrong course to follow. We live in a democratic capitalist country and most of us like it that way. Hillary (Im sorry Mrs. Clinton, dont mean to be a name dropper here) ran around the country for 18 months spouting everything will be free, we will just tax the rich. Now, she never claimed to be a socialist, but here comes Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, offering Medicare for everyone at a government estimate of $3.1 trillion, free. Jefferson and Hamilton started this two-party system in the 1770s and today we still have this big division between small government with people being responsible for their own success and large government that wants to take care of you from changing your diapers to planting you in the ground. Socialism is the big government that wants to control your every move. Remember what the government giveth, the government can taketh away.Ž Remember the title, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republicans.Ž Well, how well did that work out? Be wary of any politician talking social welfare; it is not the way to go. As an odd reminder, when some candidate says it is free, cover your wallet.Hal Graves SebringLower speed limit not goodDoes anyone do the research before making these ridiculous speed changes? What is 5 mph going to do? Probably cause more accidents, according to national studies. Less than 2.2 percent of accidents are caused by speed. Speed limits should be based on sound traf“ c-engineering principles that consider responsible motorists actual travel speeds. Typically, this should result in speed limits set at the 85th percentile speed of free-” owing traf“ c (the speed under which 85 percent of traf“ c is traveling). These limits should be periodically adjusted to re” ect changes in actual traf“ c speeds. Q. Isnt slower always safer? A. No, federal/state studies consistently show the drivers most likely to get into accidents in traf“ c are those traveling signi“ cantly below the average speed. According to an Institute of Transportation Engineers Study, those driving 10 mph slower than the prevailing speed are six times as likely to be involved in an accident. Q. Dont higher speed limits cause more accidents and traf“ c fatalities? A. No, if a speed limit is raised to re” ect real travel speeds, the new higher limit will make the roads safer. When the majority of traf“ c is traveling at the same speed, traf“ c ” ow improves, and there are fewer accidents. Speed alone is rarely the cause of accidents. Differences in speed are the main problem. Reasonable speed limits help traf“ c to ” ow at a safer, more uniform pace. Q. Arent most traf“ c accidents caused by speeding? A. No, research conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation showed that the percentage of accidents actually caused by speeding is very low, 2.2 percent So what this says is, lowering the speed limit on U.S.27 will have no bearing on accidents statistically. You will have 50mph drivers, 60mph drivers, and 30 and 40mph drives who will still be the ones statistically causing the accidents. Other changes proposed will help reduce accidents like closures of some crossover sections, and much more law enforcement.John Nelson Sebring When I “ rst started working for the newspaper many moons ago, the reporters wrote their stories on a typewriter. Now, before anyone gets too smart out there, the typewriters were electronic. I will confess, however, to learning to type on an old manual typewriter. Kids today wont have any idea what Im even talking about. In fact, they may not even know what a typewriter is. We would take our typed stories to the editor, who would mark the stories up with their red ink pens and then those versions would go to the typesetter, who would quickly type the story out on a computer that was very loud. The story would translate to small holes punched in a long, inch-wide tape that I called ticker tape. I dont know if that was the correct thing to call it, but thats what I called it. That tape was then fed into another computer that would translate those punched holes into text on a photographic paper that was about three inches wide, and that was what was waxed and pastedŽ onto the sheet that would eventually turn into a page in the newspaper. Making corrections to anything that was typed by the typesetter was another challenge and one that required sharp focus by the person who was putting the correction on. I have to say that Clara Boatwright and the late Lloyd Jones were the best at typesetting, dealing with corrections and laying out the stories on pages. I learned a lot in my early days from watching these two work their magic. We didnt have computers to deal with. We had never heard of the internet, let alone Google. We knew clouds only to be those things up in the sky that could be pretty when looking like cotton or ugly when you knew they were full of rain and lightning. To say things have changed would be a slight understatement. It seems like everything has changed. Now we write stories on a computer that we can go back and edit ourselves before it even goes to an editor. That editor can also edit the stories on the computer, eliminating a lot of paper. No longer is a true typesetter needed. No longer is the ticker tape needed. No longer is the photographic paper needed, since all of our pages are now designed on computers as well. Research has become more advanced and we are dedicated to getting our stories correct. We have also been introduced to that massive cloudŽ where we store photos, work within software programs, and put a whole lot of trust that we once wouldnt have. The past few weeks, the newsroom staff at the Highlands News-Sun has been busy learning a new editorial system. Weve been begging for something newer and better than what we had, but like any other push for something different there has been a learning curve that we are in the middle of. Perhaps you have noticed some changes in the way your newspaper looks this past week. We hope it hasnt been too much for you to adjust to. We cant promise that this is the way its always going to look. Were still making some tweaks here and there. The real exciting thing is that our website will be changing in this process. It will be more inviting to the common user. We will once again allow for comments to be made on stories, but will warn that the comments must be civil. There is no need to share any attacks of character on our website. Just like with the print version, we will still be making minor tweaks as we go along. We have promised you all along that we will continue to improve our products for you, our valued readers. Were always open to hear your suggestions, so dont be shy.Our work continues to evolve AT RANDOMRomona Washington

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The goal was to make the programs more encompassing, offer more assistance and be easier to understand.Ž In order to help people learn about the grants that are offered, the CRA plans to redesign its website and make it more user friendly. With our new website, people will be able to see properties that are available downtown,Ž Vazquez said. Highlands County Economic Development Council paid for the program, which will allow people to look up properties downtown. Visitors will see current results, instead of outdated information, Vazquez explained. The CRA knows that downtown will be a more appealing place to be if it is visually appealing to investors and business owners. The CRA has developed a scheduled maintenance plan for ensuring the beauty of the downtown area. The agency is “nalizing plans to improve the appearance of downtown by pressure washing, redoing landscaping, updating the parking lots in the district and installing outdoor caf seating. The CRA is partnering with the City of Sebring in improving the aesthetics of the area. The City of Sebring is preparing to submit an application for street improvements to the Florida Development of Economic Opportunity to help with neighborhood revitalization. The CRA has committed $50,000 to be used toward the completion of the proposed street improvement activities, Vazquez said. If Sebrings application receives funding, all sidewalks and curbs will be replaced on Orange Street, Rose Avenue, Violet Avenue, Nasturtium Avenue and Pine Street. In addition, the project application includes milling and resurfacing of these streets. The CRA has submitted an application with PetSafe, hoping to bring the “rst dog park to the city. Vazquez is excited about the dog park, because it will bring people downtown. However, she is thrilled that the Nan-ces-o-wee project has been revived because of its potential for downtown revival. She is hopeful that the developer will be able to secure funding for the historic hotel. Tony Collins, the developer, plans to turn the hotel into apartments, which would bring in people to shop and dine downtown. In the upcoming year, Vazquez plans to have more activities on the waterfront, including updating the City Pier. She also wants to add water events, a splash pad and a portable water park. Vazquezs excitement about downtown renovation and revitalization is contagious. She strives to spread the message about CRAs work and grants to people who may be interested in starting a business downtown. Send correspondence to melissa.main@highlandsnewssun.com.CRAFROM PAGE 1A he also got a lot more complaints and concerns from residents whose homes were not ”ooded, but found key roads to their homes covered in water. It shows how subdivisions drainage designs are not adequate, he said, and must be retro“tted. Fixing the problems takes funding, not just for the actual work, but to study the problem, develop plans, and most of all, Howerton said, to work with water management districts to make sure the plans dont dump water on someone else. Then, theres also the problem of private property versus public easements and right of way. Crystal Lake Club and Silver Fox rural subdivision also experienced drainage problems from Irma and afterward. Silver Fox residents have had problems with recent rains washing out their roads. They went to talk to county commissioners last Tuesday to ask for help. However, the county cant do anything for them at this time, Howerton said. All their roads are either private right of ways „ where the county is forbidden by law to do improvement „ or are not on the countys maintenance list. Howerton said “xing drainage will have to include the roads, not only because the two use the same right of way but also because “xing one and not the other results in damage to both. The county has a road maintenance program, with plans to add a certain number of miles of unpaved road per year, but its hit a roadblock. Weve had four to “ve meetings (on it),Ž Howerton said. We get to the point of how to fund it, and it stops.Ž One solution is the “nd money in the county budget, but county commissioners have insisted on a balanced budget with no funds from reserves. County Administrator Randy Vosburg has presented them with a balanced “ve-year capital “nancial strategy „ road and building infrastructure plan „ but that meant cutting back on how often roads will get maintained and how many more roads will be added to the annual list. Another solution would be to ask affected residents to pay for improvements either in cash or through an annual assessment. The residents in Silver Fox who suffer most from bad roads and no drainage dont have enough among themselve to cover the estimated $300,000-$500,000 price tag, as stated Tuesday by Road and Bridge Director Kyle Green. Howerton said that leaves what Green suggested on Tuesday: A countywide drainage assessment. That would be a hard sell, Howerton said. People who buy homes on paved roads, with established stormwater drainage systems, wont likely agree to be assessed to “x problems for people who bought on unpaved roads with no ditches or gutters, he said. Silver Fox residents told commissioners how heavy rains in early July standed relatives at their homes. Susan Dillow of Foal Path, a private road cut through her property to provide access for several other residents, said heavy rains on Aug. 3 and a rutted road hampered efforts to drive her husband to the hospital, with two young grandchildren riding with them. Commissioners said Tuesday they couldnt do anything at this time, because they cant work on private roads and the county doesnt have the money. Residents accused them of not caring about them. None of us (in government) want to raise taxes. We dont want to do that at all,Ž Howerton said Friday. We simply dont have enough (funds) to do anything. It kills us to say we cant do anything because we dont have the funds. We do care,Ž Howerton added. We got into this (work) because we care.Ž Some subdivisions dont have these problems, like Sun N Lake or Spring Lake improvement districts, but thats because they have supervisory boards with authority to levy assessments for roads, drainage and other improvements. One of the areas that saw no street or home ”ooding from Irma, Howerton said, was Spring Lake, which recently put in a huge stormwater storage area to the north, with state water management approval. Howerton said Silver Fox residents could set up something like that. Clarifying what he said on Tuesday, Howerton said one property owner whose land contains a bayhead swamp could apply to the water management district to use it as a water storage area. Highlands County would not be on the application, but could help him work with state agencies to make it happen. Also, Howerton said, the landowner would have to hire a private construction “rm to build the drainage system, to be reimbursed by the state, because „ as he said „ the county cant work on private property.DRAINAGEFROM PAGE 1A COURTESY GRAPHIC/HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSOn a graph of annual rainfall dating back to 1969, Archbold Biological Station has recorded several periods of wet and dry spells lasting from two to ve years each.

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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com their craving for sugar. The successful grape stomp was almost canceled due to one of the owners, Drew Jones, undergoing open heart surgery in March. Thankfully, he recovered and with the help of his wife and partner, Brooke Bundy, and their friends and family, the festival came together to the delight of people from all over Florida. Isabel Foursa, from West Palm, said, I love it here. I was passing by [Henscratch Farms] when I saw the festival advertisement, and I invited two friends from Jupiter to join us.Ž Other visitors came from Ft. Lauderdale and Clewiston, but the festival was also well attended by locals. Marcus Lewis, from Sebring, said, Its a great time. You can get out of the house and do something on a Saturday.Ž Guests also enjoyed shopping at the gift shop, which is a cracker-style building with a wide porch. They shopped for wines, jams, craft items and home decorations while sipping on wine and listening to the country sounds of the Redneck Joe Band. Send correspondence to melissa.main@highlandsnewssun.com.STOMPFROM PAGE 1A The wine bar in the round silo winery was a big hit with festival participants. MELISSA MAIN/STAFF WRITERAshley LaRosa served wine at the grape festival. LaRosa said, The Orange Sunrise is bubbly, and it tastes like Mimosa.Ž The glasses of wine were $5 per cup. FLORIDA NEWS Newspaper hall of fame inducts Miami black publisherORLANDO (AP) „ The publisher of Miamis African-American newspaper during the Civil Rights era has been inducted into Florida Press Associations Newspaper Hall of Fame. Garth Reeves inherited The Miami Times from his family after serving in World War II, where the hypocrisy of “ghting for freedom while living in segregation at home angered him. The association says the Bahamian native exercised his clout to prick the conscience of other Miamians in order to bring about social justice.Ž The association says his paper provided an important perspective that other Miami newspapers often ignored.Ž The 99-year-old Reeves was unable to attend Fridays ceremony in Orlando.NY street honors teacher killed in Florida school massacreDIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) „ A street in New Yorks Long Island has been named for a teacher killed after helping shield students from the gunman in last winters school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The street where Scott Beigel grew up in Dix Hills, New York, was dedicated as Scott J. Beigel WayŽ on Saturday. Its original name was Hart Place. New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says the new name speaks to a powerful story to tell about a movement that started with his deathŽ and those of 16 other people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Beigel was a 35-yearold geography teacher and cross-country coach. He helped students enter a locked classroom to avoid the gunman. Hochul, a Democrat, was among about 50 people who attended Saturdays ceremony, among them Beigels relatives, friends and former students. Scotts memory lives in the fact that he was able to positively touch the lives of so many young people,Ž Cameron Kasky, 17, a Parkland student and leader in the March for our Lives gun-control movement that formed in the attacks aftermath. Kasky, who knew Beigel as his “fth-grade teacher and camp counselor before that, said students were able to gather so many of our values and principles from the high standard that he set as a person.Ž Linda Beigel Shulman, the slain teachers mother, was touched to see his name on the street where she still lives. He lived life and treated people the way he wanted to be treated, and that was really my son in a nutshell,Ž she said. Lawyers for the shooting suspect, expelled student Nikolas Cruz, have offered a guilty plea in return for a life sentence, but prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty.Candidate accused of lying about graduating, faking diplomaSARASOTA (AP) „ A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college and then producing a fake diploma after a website questioned her about it. Miami University in Ohio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that Florida House candidate Melissa Howard attended the school but never graduated. The school also says the diploma she produced doesnt match those issued in 1994 or 1996, the years she has claimed she graduated, or any year. The Republican businesswoman is running in the Aug. 28 primary. Her educational background was “rst questioned last week by the website Florida News Online. She called the sites accusation false and said she traveled to Ohio last week to get the diploma at her mothers house. After she posted a photo of the diploma, the website brie”y took down its story and apologized, but the university then said her claim was false. We have no such record of a degree,Ž the universitys lawyer, Robin Parker, said in an email to the paper. Howards diploma says she graduated with a degree in marketing „ Parker says the university has never offered such a degree and that Howards major was retail. 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. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9LOCAL SPORTS Special to Highlands News-SunErnie Francis, Jr., captured his fourth win of the season Saturday in the FirstEnergy Trans Am 100 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, emerging atop an eventful TA, TA3 and TA4 multiclass competition. Also securing class victories were Mark Boden, his second consecutive in TA3 at Mid-Ohio, and Warren Dexter, his third consecutive in the TA4 class this year. Francis, driving the No. 98 Frameless Shower Doors Ford Mustang, would start the race in seventh position but surged into second position on the “rst lap under green taking advantage of jostling between cars at the front of the “eld. Francis would settle in behind pole sitter Paul Fix, in the No. 4 StopFlex/ CarCoach Ford Mustang, as a full-course caution came out on the second lap to retrieve the No. 20 Plaid Crafts Ford Mustang of Chris Dyson stopped off course following contact. Multi-class traf“c ahead of the leaders would lay down grass on the Mid-Ohio circuit, forcing Francis to pit and clean off the No. 98s grill. Francis would reclaim second position in pursuit of Fix and eventually saw the race leader pulled back into the “eld by a second full-course caution on the 24th lap, setting up a battle between the No. 4 and No. 98. However, prior to the restart, the No. 4 of Fix was clipped by a lapped car undergoing wave-by procedures puncturing a tire on the No. 4, forcing Fix to pit as the rest of the “eld resumed green ”ag racing. Francis would lead the remainder of the race Francis takes win at Mid-Ohio ALLEN MOODY/STAFFErnie Francis Jr. drives the No. 98 Mustang at Sebring International Raceway.Special to Highlands News-SunWhen summer turns to fall and temperatures start to drop, people start to think of reasons to head south. This November, Mazda is offering 50,000 reasons to head south to Sebring International Raceway as the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich of“cials have announced the 2018 Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Challenge, which will take place on November 9-11 as part of the IMSA Michelin Encore. The event marks the third consecutive season that the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup has hosted a special post-championship race weekend. The tradition of big payouts for these events will continue, as the driver with the two best combined results will walk away with $50,000 from Mazda. The event podium will be full of smiles, as the runner-up will score $20,000 with third place snatching $10,000. The weekend has already attracted international interest, with the top two “nishers in the Japanese Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Championship slated to compete in the two-race race weekend. Tickets to the Michelin Encore will go on sale later this month. The 2017 edition attracted a wide range of racers, from IndyCar driver and Mazda Scholarship winner Kyle Kaiser, previous series champions Kenton Koch, John Dean II, and Nathanial SparkyŽ Sparks as well as 2017 series champion Patrick Gallagher, who closed his incredible season by claiming the MX-5 Cup Shootout at Sebring MAZDA MOTORSPORTS PHOTOSick Sideways driver Selin Rollan. By JIM FOOTESpecial to Highlands News-SunOn Thursday, Aug. 9, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association wound up a twoday Pick Your Partner Eclectic tournament in which the goal was to improve your score on Day 2 on the same golf course with pins in the same position. This took place on the Panther Creek golf course on Tuesday and Thursday. In Flight A, Fred Brune and Steve Cavaney led both days, taking a team score of 145 down to 127 strokes for the win. Likewise Steve Gorham and resort owner Edd Vowels took second place both days „ improving a Tuesday score of 148 down to 134 strokes. There was a tie for third place between Gary Behrendt and Mike Custer and the team of Pat Jaskowski and Tom Bates, who came from fourth place on Day 1 and improved their team score by 21 strokes versus Behrendts 11 strokes. This was based primarily on the strong play of Mr. Bates. Then, to rub it in, they won last (third) place money. In Flight B, “rst place went to Will David and Leon Van, who improved their score from 138 to 124 net strokes. Second place was earned by Larry Carlson and Ed Grif“th with a net score of 126 strokes. Third place went to Jay Payne and a Blind who had 132 strokes. Just another great day of golf at Spring Lake Golf Resort.Healthy Heart 5K run/4K Paws runSEBRING „ The annual Healthy Heart 5K Run and 4K Paws Run will take place this year on Oct. 6 at Highlands Hammock State Park. The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 4K with your dog starts at 8:15 a.m. First “ve dogs across the “nish line receive a prize. For information, call Jim or Colleen Polatty at 863-386-4927.Aer School Tennis ProgramThe after school tennis program at the Thakkar Tennis Center at the Country Club of Sebring begins on Monday, Aug. 13 and will run through Sept. 7. The program is run by USPTA certi“ed professional Horace Watkis. The four-week programs are for youngsters ages 4-18. Tiny tots, ages 4-6, are Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $37. Future champs, ages 6-12, are offered Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. and the cost is $45. Pre-tournament academy is Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 and the cost is $60. High school team level is Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 and the cost is $60. For more information, contact Watkis at 863-414-2164 or 863-386-4282.Spring Lake MGA action By ALLEN MOODYHighlands Sun EditorEven with a win in the Indianapolis 500, the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season isnt going quite as well as Will Power had hoped. Sitting fourth in the points standings, Power knows hes going to have to make a big run down the stretch to battle for the No. 1 plate. Its been very up and down,Ž Power said. But as far as the championship goes, had great speed, great qualifying. Just had too many DNFs basically. I was 70 points out coming into the month of May. I left the month of May leading the championship.Ž But since then, its been a tough road for Power, who was taken out of the DXC Technology 600 after contact and had a mechinal breakdown after just seven laps in the following race. More issues saw him limp home to an 18th-place “nish in the Honda Indy Toronto raqce, leaving him 87 points behind Scott Dixon. Alexander Rossi is second with 448 points and Josef Newgarden is third with 434 points. Obviously, Newgarden and Rossi are very reachable,Ž Power said. But Dixon, we need him to have a bad run, simple as that. Thats how were going to catch him. Hes had a very good run all year, very smooth, very consistent. We just need him to have a bad day basically.Ž Power hopes to begin his title charge at the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the next race on the schedule, which is a 500-mile race, where Power has excelled, winning three of the last four. Pocono has been a track Ive always enjoyed, always done well at the races,Ž he said. Yeah, looking forward to running there again. Love superspeedways.Ž Power wasnt sure how the new areo kit would work at Pocono, but was anxious to “nd out. Power looking for strong finish JOE SKIBINSKI/INDYCAR PHOTO{div class=Žfancybox-title fancybox-title-oat-wrapŽ}{span class=ŽchildŽ}Will Power hammers through Turn 5 during practice for the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle Park.{/span}{/div} Will Power with his son, Beau, on the frontstretch during his winners FRANCIS | 10A SEBRING | 10A POWER | 10A

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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com maintaining a gap on the No. 2 of Loshak, bringing home his second consecutive TA class victory at Mid-Ohio. It was de“nitely an eventful race for us,Ž said Francis. We knew it would be dif“cult for us starting near the back. I knew the car had the pace in it, but we struggled with the car in qualifying since Im running TA and TA2 this weekend. On the “rst lap everyone struggled a bit; and we were able to get up to second pretty easily, from there we just followed Fix running consistent laps and putting some pressure on him. We hit some lapped traf“c and they got tangled up a bit and put some grass on the track and wed need to come in and clean off the radiators„ we just wanted to be the “rst to do so and make it. Then things came our way; Ive got to thank our guys back home at Frameless Shower Door„they make this all happen and Im thankful for all of their support.Ž Loshak would secure the second place “nish, his third podium of the year, while turning a new track record 1:21.613 lap. Boris Said, in the No. 21 Monster Energy Dodge Challenger, battled back up from sixth to his “nishing position of third on the 29th lap, his “rst podium following his 2018 Trans Am return. David Pintaric, in the No. 47 Kryderacing Cadillac CTS-V, would “nish fourth while Paul Fix would recover to “fth position by the 35th lap. In the TA3 class, Mark Boden once again shown from behind the wheel of the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports Porsche 991 GT3 cup, leading every lap from pole and capturing his second consecutive Mid-Ohio victory and second win of the 2018 season. In TA4, it was once again Warren Dexter, in the No. 61 Joes Hand Cleaner, who captured the top spot on the class podium but had to catch a fast starting Todd Napieralski, in the No. 39 Chevrolet Performance/ SKF/BSP Chevrolet Camaro, who overtook Dexter early and worked his way through the “eld. The FirstEnergy Trans Am 100 ran for a total of 46 laps around the 2.258mile Mid-Ohio circuit for a total of 101.96 miles and underwent two separate cautions spanning from laps two to “ve and 25 through 27, respectively.FRANCISFROM PAGE 9A ALLEN MOODY/STAFFErnie Francis Jr. is interviewed after a victory. He won his fourth race of the season on Saturday. top prize last year. When we envisioned the Global MX-5 Cup concept back in 2014, it was critical for all of us at Mazda that a global gathering of the most talented MX-5 Cup drivers in the world would cap off the end of each racing season,Ž said John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports. To now be able to run the 2018 Global event at such a historic venue as Sebring International Raceway gives all the drivers and teams a very special opportunity. Knowing that the top two “nishers in the Global MX-5 Cup Japan are already con“rmed to attend, we cannot wait to see who comes out on top.Ž The 3.74-mile Sebring circuit has hosted the Mazda MX-5 Cup series in the past, but the 2018 Challenge event marks the “rst-ever appearance at the track for the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup speci“cation, which was introduced for the 2016 season. The Long Road Racingbuilt Global Mazda MX-5 Cup machine has been an incredible success, with 181 cars sold. With every driver using the exact same SKYACTIV 2.0-liter engine as the MX-5 that you can buy at a Mazda dealer, the cars are then race-prepared at Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina with safety equipment including a roll cage as well as over 200 motorsports-speci“c parts.SEBRINGFROM PAGE 9A MAZDA MOTORSPORTS PHOTOSick Sideways driver Nathianal Sparks leads a pack of cars in Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich competition. Its really hard to tell,Ž he said. But I feel like this car drafts better. It punches a bigger hole than the old car, so you get a big run. I think the racing will be similar. I think it will be an exciting race.Ž Without testing there, its very dif“cult to understand how this aero kit will work exactly. IndyCar is on pace to see the fewest number of yellow ”ags ever and Power said the drivers are better than ever, which plays a big role. You have a lot more continuity of drivers in IndyCar these days, so obviously people understand the racing and the cars a lot better,Ž Power said. Theres no bad drivers in the “eld any more. They all know how to race hard but fair. Yeah, its very interesting how green the races have been, but its not surprising with the level of driver talent.Ž Power said winning the Indianapolis 500 hasnt changed things all that much, aside from a few more commitments, as the main goal of winning a championship is still there, but he does recognize it as a major accomplishment. Honestly, its just so satisfying every time I think of it,Ž Power said. Sometimes youre just sitting there thinking, Man, I won the Indy 500. For me, it was such a big deal, such a great feeling of accomplishment.Ž When Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 last year, it created a media frenzy in Japan, but Power wasnt entirely sure how well his victory was received in Austrailia It got a lot of coverage obviously when it happened,Ž he said. I havent been down there, so I dont really know how much its followed now.Ž Power returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the “rst time since winning for a Firestone test and said it was great to be back. It was pretty nice feeling driving through the tunnel and just going back to that place with such great memories and actually get back out there on the track,Ž he said. Always brings a smile to my face any time I think about it or obviously drive into the place at Indianapolis.ŽPOWERFROM PAGE 9A CHRIS OWENS/INDYCAR PHOTOA jubilant Will Power screams out in Victory Circle after winning the 102nd Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.adno=3601632800 U.S. Highway 27 N. € Avon Park 453-7571 € Sebring 385-1731 € Lake Placid 465-7771 SM 1-800-COOLING ARE YOU SWEATING IT OUT IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY WITH YOUR OLD AC? 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B1Dont you hate it when youre introduced and you cant remember the persons name? What about remembering whether or not you already told someone that story? Its like one day you go from young to old! This stuff seems to happen more and more as you age. Why does it happen to some of us, and not to others? Ive wondered. I think it has to do with elevated homocysteine, at least in part. Emerging research about homocysteine connects it to neuro“brillary tangles, and those are associated with progressive memory disorders like Alzheimers. Did you know that NSAIDs and oral contraceptives are strong drug muggers of folate? If you deplete folate (vitamin B9), you block your methylation cycle, homocysteine builds up and memory becomes impaired. Perhaps maintaining brain function is related to declining levels of another B vitamin called methylcobalamin.Ž Its also known as vitamin B12, a nutrient that is manufactured by your intestinal ”ora. Today, health food stores and online e-tailers offer various supplements that you can buy overthe-counter, but of course ask your doctor whats right for you. I couldnt possibly know whats right for each of you and this article reaches million of people, so again, “nd out if these simple nutritional “xes are ideal for you: Acetyl L-Carnitine The amino acid Acetyl-LCarnitine crosses the blood-brain barrier more readily than regular plain L-Carnitine, and it helps the body make acetylcholine, the brains super neurotransmitter that is necessary for healthy mood and optimal cognitive function, as well as muscle health, a side bene“t. Lions Mane A 2014 study concluded that Lions Mane promotes the growth of nerve cells in the brain. Lions mane increases NGF (Nerve Growth Factor), which then encourages the growth of new neurites. NGF encourages neurons to connect to each other, communicate better and simply put, this helps you learn faster and remember things better. Bacopa Monnieri Bacopa monnieri exerts a strong protective effect on the brain because it inhibits the production of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine, and acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that you want a lot of in your brain. Gotu Kola Gotu kola may help to increase the growth of neurons, promoting brain function, reducing mental fatigue, and supporting memory. Phosphatidylserine Phosphatidylserine begin to decline with age. It helps connect the wiresŽ upstairs and improve nerve impulse “ring. Green Tea Its found in green tea, and EGCG can cross the blood-brain barrier. A 2012 study in mice found that supplemental EGCG promotes brain plasticity in the hippocampus area of the brain. Today should be an important day for you, particularly if youre now really thinking seriously about your memory for the “rst time. Im not a fan of the wait and seeŽ approach when it comes to your brain. Our life experiences and family relationships as well as friendships are important memories. Your job depends on your ability to remember the simplest tasks. If youd like to read the longer version of this article, just sign up for my newsletter at suzycohen.com and Ill email it to you. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www.suzycohen.com This information is not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Always check with your doctor before following any medical advice.Help in case youre losing your mindDEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen Highlands Health CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BMonday, August 13, 2018 Metro Creative ConnectionsMany people do not think about the perils of food poisoning until they hear of one or more people getting sick from foods they have consumed. Foodborne illnesses send roughly 128,000 Americans to the hospital each year, and account for 3,000 deaths annually, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly one in six people will get sick from a food theyve consumed this year. Food poisoning may occur when foods are not properly washed or cooked to adequate temperatures to kill pathogens. After eating foods that have been sitting out at room temperature for too long, which enables pathogens to multiply, people can easily get sick. Sometimes people get sick from food that has spoiled in the refrigerator or even in its original packaging. Learning about food spoilage and related illnesses can help people avoid falling victim to food poisoning. Why food spoils Food can spoil for many different reasons. Moisture: Foods that have a high water content can decompose more quickly than those that dont. Moisture in foods allows microorganisms to dissolve food they use, and can cause chemical reactions to occur in foods. Molding, caking and lumping of products can result from humidity or moisture getting into drier foods. Condensation can cause bacteria and molds to grow. Oxygen: Oxidative spoilage can cause loss of fats and fatty portions of foods. Oxygen can affect food colors, and compromise the nutritional value and ”avor of certain foods. Vacuum packaging keeps air out of foods to prevent spoilage. Microorganisms: Certain microorganisms may be present on or in foods and will proliferate with moisture, heat and oxygen.Recognize food spoilage and learn how to prevent it Metro Creative ConnectionsWhen shopping for groceries, some consumers may feel as if they need a degree in nutrition sciences to determine just what it is theyre buying. Food labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help people make sound decisions regarding the foods they eat. Cage free: Eggs labeled cage freeŽ means that the hens that laid the eggs were not raised in caged housing systems, which the Humane Society of the United States has described as inhumane. The organization Food and Water Watch notes that living conditions for hens raised in cage-free environments may still be poor. Daily value: According to the medical resource WebMD, daily value indicates the percentage of a certain nutrient in a food, based on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. WebMD notes that 8 percent is general considered to be good. Dietary “ber: The Mayo Clinic notes that dietary “ber refers to the parts of plant foods that the human body cannot digest or absorb. Fiber is typically classi“ed as soluble, which refers to types of “ber that dissolve in water, and insoluble, which is used to describe types of “ber that promote movement of material through the digestive system. Soluble “ber can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while insoluble can help people who suffer from constipation or irregular stools. Enriched: Foods that are labeled as enrichedŽ have had nutrients added to them to replace those that were lost when the food was processed. Forti“ed: Forti“ed describes foods that had nutrients added to them that were not present initially. A common example of a forti“ed food or beverage is milk, which is forti“ed with vitamin D to help the body absorb the calcium present in milk. GMO: GMO stands for genetically modi“ed organisms,Ž which are organisms that have had their genetic material arti“cially manipulated in genetic engineering labs. The Non-GMO Project says that a growing body of evidence has connected GMOs with an assortment of health problems and environmental damage. Grass fed: Grass fed implies Explaining common terms found on food labels COURTESY PHOTO/MCCFood labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help peopl e make sound decisions regarding the foods they eat. Food labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help people make sound decisions regarding the foods they eat.SPOILAGE | 10B LABEL | 10BLabel Wise

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B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Lets work our minds a little bit this morning! We all know the saying to stop and smell the roses. So, along with enjoying the smell of the ” owers lets do a little exercise together. Look around ... where are you sitting? Are you drinking coffee? Maybe you dont drink coffee and you are having a Diet Coke instead. Are you cooking breakfast or perhaps already done eating it? Listen. What sounds do you hear? The clock? TV? Mens voices or womens ... both? Are there smells with the sounds? Anything cooking? Bacon frying? Can you hear the sounds? What does the silverware sound like? Is it clinking and sharp or just a soft tingŽ? How about the sound of the newspaper when you turn the page ... you can hear it, right? Count how many sounds you hear. Work your brain this morning. What else is associated with the sound? For example: the toaster. The toast wakes up your sense of smell and also your appetite. If your spouse is cooking it, then it sends feel-good/love endorphins to your brain. These endorphins may send you into other good thoughts. Then the toaster pops up and the toast hits the plate. Hear it ... and the sound of the knife scraping the butter and jelly? It starts to melt and ahhh, the smell. What are you eating on ... paper, plastic, ceramic, maybe just using a paper towel? They all make sounds when they are set down. Listen. Can you hear these sounds? Can your spouse? Chewing, swallowing, picking up and setting your glass down. Maybe your ring makes a clinking sound on the glass. Gulp, gulp. Hear the swallowing in your ears? Ok ... go! Your turn. Take 10 minutes and stimulate your brain. Make it a competition if you have someone with you. How many things can you hear? Who “ nds the most sounds? Describe the sounds to each other. Dont take your sense of hearing and your cognitive ability to interpret your surroundings for granted. If you notice that you or your spouse cannot hear sounds properly then it is time to get a hearing evaluation. Memory loss and dementia are linked to untreated hearing loss.Ž Give your brain and hearing a tune-up. To hear better is to live better. Roseann B. Kiefer, B.A., BC-HIS, is owner of Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. Sebring, Fla. This information is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Always talk to your doctor before following any medical advice or starting a diet or exercise program.Giving our brains a tune-upHEARING MATTERSRoseann Kiefer Spinal stenosis is a degenerative condition characterized by narrowing of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is a tubular opening that runs most of the length of the spine and contains the spinal cord. The spinal canal is bordered by the joints of the spine (facet joints), the discs of the spine (cushions), and the intervertebral foramina (openings) through which the spinal nerves branch off the spinal cord. Stenosis of the spinal canal can occur if arthritis causes bone of the facet joints to grow or produce spurs. Bulging or herniation of the discs can also narrow the canal. Any swelling of the nerves or soft tissue of the spine can contribute to stenosis. Misalignment of the spinal bones (vertebrae) called subluxation is a commonly overlooked cause of spinal stenosis. The most common symptoms of neck stenosis are neck pain with numbness, pain and weakness of the upper extremities. Lower back stenosis commonly causes lower back pain with numbness, pain and weakness of the lower extremities. People with stenosis will often develop a slumped forward posture. Spinal stenosis is most commonly caused by multiple factors including overgrowth/spurring of the facet joints, disc bulging, swelling and spinal misalignment combining together to narrow the spinal canal. Overgrowth of the facet joints can only be corrected surgically. However, frequently, stenosis can be relieved by reducing one or more of the other factors. Applying cold packs to the spine or taking anti-in” ammatory medications can reduce swelling. Traction can reduce disc bulging. Chiropractic spinal manipulation (adjustments) can reduce narrowing of the available spinal canal. Conservative treatment will often relieve spinal stenosis making surgery unnecessary. Dr. W. Patrick Danzey is director of the Avon Park Chiropractic Clinic and inventor of the Axial Trac Spinal Traction System .Spinal stenosisCOLUMNISTDr. W. Patrick Danzey By YOGA FOR LIFENancy DaleWhen a painful mental/ emotional/physical crisis enters our life, we often automatically react with stress.Ž Stress creates negative energy expressed as tension, illness, lack of concentration, depression, when it gets the best of us. Through our Yoga practice, we can transmuteŽ the negative energy into a positive healing action with practice in calming, quieting, and stilling the mind to restore harmony. Try these Yoga practice solutions. Transmutation of energy is one of the laws of the universe, meaning moving from a highly intense, stressful energy into a lower, slower energy frequency that reduces negative thoughts with a practice of deep breathing to counter restless sleep, lack of focus/ concentration. Just as we choose to change a TV show to a program that reduces our anxiety, we can change the channel in our mind. We do not have to stay in the energy that creates tension and stress. We have a choice to calm our mind and body by going inward with deep, even, long breaths expanding our inner-awareness to calmly let go of negative energy. There are a number of Yoga postures to assist in this practice. LETS GIVE IT A TRY: Roll out your Yoga mat in a quiet, uncluttered place. If you are in the midst a crisis and clutter is everywhere, “ nd the most calming location in the chaos, and shut out the visual disaster. When I was hit with Hurricanes Francis/ Jeanne in 2004 on Hutchinson Island, my home was destroyed as I watched the slow growth of mold/mildew creep down the remaining walls. So be it. I “ rst had to go inside my mind/body to let go of the crisis energy mode and bring into my consciousness calmness amidst physical chaos. Creating and attaining this calmness is the true challenge of life that we can only individually determine to resolve. Thus, I unrolled my Yoga mat on the smoothest area on the ” oor, cleared some debris and closed my eyes. The physical reinforcement of the crisis was now outside of my personal awareness and I began to deeply breathe in order to drop into a deeper level of consciousness where I could restore harmony. It doesnt have to be a huge natural disaster to disrupt our harmony, as in everyday life disruptive situations arise that can potentially threaten our inner peace. The “ rst Yoga posture Yoga practice: Stilling the mind COURTESY PHOTO/ MCC YOGA | 10B 863-385-SKIN (7546)HeartlandSkinCenter.comJennifer A. Wolf, PA-C5825 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33872 Heartland Skin Center Our Specialty is You Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year? Have you Had Your Skin Cancer Screening This Year?Now Accepting New PatientsComplete range of skin services available including: OF 6 ) m C r t h 7 2 adno=3600346 Need help? adno=3603571 adno=3595119

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3BPPV is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It is characterized by brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness, which may last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. The dizziness may be triggered by upward/ downward head movement, turning your head to one side, rolling over, laying on your back and possibly standing up or walking. Luckily, BPPV is easily identi“ ed, and most patients who receive treatment recover fully. Causes of BPPV: About 50 percent of the time a direct cause for BPPV cannot be identi“ ed. However, it can be associated with head trauma, inner ear damage, migraines, aging of the hearing/balance system and, in rare cases, ear surgery. It is more common in elderly adults. Role of the Inner Ear and BPPV: The balance system is made up of your inner ear, eyes and proprioception (sensory receptors in muscles, joint capsules and surrounding tissues „ that signal information to the central nervous system about position and movement of body). The balance portion of the inner ear consists of three semicircular canals (which sense head position) and the utricle and saccule (which sense gravity and acceleration). The system contains small crystals called otoconia. In BPPV, the otoconia (crystals) are dislodged and move into one of the semicircular canals, which are ” uid “ lled. When the semicircular canal is stimulated by head movement, these crystals ” oat in the ” uid and cause the system to think there is movement; your eyes jerk re” exively (nystagmus) and the world appears to spin, resulting in dizziness. Diagnosis of BPPV: A diagnosis of BPPV can normally be made based on your medical history, a hearing test and physical examination. The DixHallpike maneuver is a test speci“ c for BPPV. There are various types of Dix Hallpike positions. Your physician or audiologist will perform an appropriate position of your body and head. Based on the type of movement of your eyes, direction of the movement and how long the dizzinessŽ lasts, a speci“ c canal will be identi“ ed as the etiology for your positional dizziness.Ž If you experience dizziness and nystagmus (eye jerking), this is normally considered a positive exam and con“ rms BPPV. Treatment of BPPV: BPPV can be a self-limiting problem, meaning it will resolve on its own over time. However, to speed up recovery, a variety of positioning maneuvers can be performed. The goal is to move the otoconia (crystals) out of the semicircular canals and return them to where they belong. The type of maneuver appropriate for treatment is going to depend on the speci“ cs of the eye movement, time of dizziness and physical limitations of the patient. Self-treatment is not recommended as the particles may migrate to a different part of the inner ear and then become a very dif“ cult treatment process. If you struggle with vertigo and are interested in seeking treatment, call your local doctor of audiology or for more information visit us at central” hearing.com.The truth about vertigo COLUMNISTDr. Andrea Livingston When you or a loved one are sick or injured, you want to make sure that they will get all the care and treatment they need. Cost or necessity is definitely not the first issue you think of. Doctors may order extra tests to make sure that everything is covered and they do not get sued. Sometimes it is easier to give in to a patients request for an MRI or other expensive test than it is to spend the time explaining why the test is not needed. There are also some smart questions you can ask to make a smart decision on whether you need a test or not. Will the test make a difference in what treatment is ordered? A good example of this is an MRI in shoulder pain without trauma. It will show many things due to wear and tearŽ such as arthritis and small rotator cuff tears that do not change the initial recommendation for anti-inflammatories, steroid injection, and/or physical therapy. Those that respond positively to treatment (that is the pain and motion get better) do not need imaging. Small asymptomatic rotator cuff tears may occur naturally with aging and do not require further treatment. The Ottawa ankle rules, first published in 1992, were one of the first attempts to use clinical evidence in the development of guidelines. By analyzing 698 ankles presenting to the emergency room, significant differences were found in the exam of a broken ankle and that of a sprained ankle. Using the criteria that were developed all ankle fractures would have been found (100 percent sensitive) and X-rays would have been reduced by 28 percent. Later tweaksŽ reduced the X-rays by 54 percent Another question is whether this is the safest and cheapest test to make a diagnosis or decision. This question was examined for head trauma. In addition to developing criteria those for who needed scans, CT scans were found to be the most cost effective and accurate as compared to MRI or plain X-rays. Many of the specialty societies, such as the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery, have joined in the CHOOSING WISELY initiative. Using evidence based medicine to make recommendations about treatment and testing that are best. The recommendations for patients are accessible at www.choosingwisely. com. Splinting after carpal tunnel surgery is a good example. When I was a resident, we kept the patients in plaster splints or casts for two or three weeks. More recently we used smaller but still rigid splints for several weeks. Now, there are three level-one (the best type of evidence) studies that show that constant splinting makes no difference and may result in more stiffness. Intermittent splinting for protection such as when driving may be helpful. So CHOOSE WISELY when getting tests or making treatment decisions to make your healthcare dollars go farther. Dr. Diana Carr is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Sebring Her practice is limited to hand and shoulder.Choosing tests wiselyCOLUMNISTDr. Diana Carr DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG STORY OR NEWS TIP TO SHARE? Email Us Your News Tips To: GOT NEWS? ISAAC DURRANCE SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1 Education is the Foundation€ Invest in our Children € Parent Involvement € Raising Grades € School Safety € Nurture & Build Con“ dence Political advertisement, paid for and approved by Isaac Durrance, Non-Partisan, for Highlands County School Board, District 1. ELECT adno=3591829Early Voting 8/18-8/25 And Election Day Of 8/28 adno=3601722

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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES Unless the account o f Kathleen Lowie ( L.K.A.) 217 Lemans Dr., Sebring FL, 33872, is paid in full within 15 days after this legal notice is published, ownership of the items stored at Hardys general supply and storage, 5680 Schumacher Rd. Sebring FL, 33872 will (by lien) be transferred to David Hardy (owner) and will be disposed of in accordance with the applicable Florida State Statute. Interested parties must contact Tim or Sharon in person, by mail or by phone at 863-402-1614. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm. August 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS NAME12 N O TI C E UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of DRAGONFLY LUXURY SOAPS located at 6324 Edgewater Terrace, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33876, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED at Lake Placid, Florida, this 6th day of August, 2018. Gail Hall August 13, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-321 IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY LAWRENCE JUGLE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate o f G ARY LAWRENCE JUGLE, d eceased, whose date of death was O ctober 28, 2017, and whose social s ecurity number is XXX-XX-5501, is p ending in the Circuit Court for Highl ands County, Florida, Probate Divis ion, the address of which is 590 S. C ommerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 3 3870. The names and addresses of t he personal representative and the p ersonal representatives attorney are s et forth below. All creditors of the decedent an d o ther persons having claims or d emands against decedents estate on w hom a copy of this notice is required t o be served must file their claims with t his court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 M ONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE F IRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE O R 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF S ERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE O N THEM. All other creditors of the deceden t a nd other persons having claims or d emands against decedents estate m ust file their claims with this court W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE O F THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS N OTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN TH E T IME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECT ION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROB ATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER B ARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI O DS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM F ILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF D EATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of thi s n otice is August 6, 2018. Personal Representative : /s/ William L. Jugle WILLIAM L. JUGLE 1518 Sams Hill Rd., Apt 75 El Cajon, CA 92021 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 livingston@livingstonpa.com August 6, 13, 2018 NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000549GCAXMX W ELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. HERBERT GRAHAM, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2018, and entered in Case No. 13000549GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Herbert B. Graham, Leslie M. Graham, are defendants, the Highlands County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 5th day of September, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 5, BLOCK 5, SEBRING 98, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 219 ANDRETTI AVE, S EBRING, FL 33876 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 in Highlands County, Florida this 2 7th day of June, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Cour t Highlands County, Florida NOTICE OFSALE30 B y: / s / C yn di S D ass i nger Deputy Clerk I f you are a person with a disability w ho needs any accommodation in o rder to participate in this proceeding, y ou are entitled, at no cost to you, to t he provision of certain assistance. P lease contact the Office of the Court A dministrator, (863)534-4690, within t wo (2) working days of your receipt fo t he Notice of Sale; if you are hearing o r voice impaired, call TDD (863)5347 777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To f ile response please contact Highlands C ounty Clerk of Court, 590 S. Comm erce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, T el: (863)402-6591; Fax: (863)4026 664. 16-016012 August 13, 20, 2018 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Purs uant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued o ut of the County Court of the Tenth J udicial Circuit in and for Highlands C ounty, Florida, on the 20th day of A pril, 2018, in the cause wherein FEDE RATED FINANCIAL CORPORATION OF A MERICA, is Plaintiff, and JOHN RICH, D BA MULTI-CULTURE BEAUTY, is D efendant, being Case No. 180 00115CC in the said Court, I, Paul B lackman, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the D efendant, JOHN RICHS right, title a nd interest in and to the following d escribed REAL property in Highlands C ounty, Florida, to-wit: The East 42 feet of Lot 8 and Al l o f Lot 9, Block A, CRESCENT VIEW S UBDIVISION, In Section 23, Township 3 3 South, Range 28 East, according t o the plat thereof as recorded in Plat B ook 2, Page 54, Public Records of H ighlands County, Florida. Parcel Identification Number: A-23 3 3-28-060-00A0-0080 Street Address: 216 E. Main St. A von Park, FL 33825 a nd on the 27th day of August, 2018 a t the hour of 9:00 A.M. or as soon as t hereafter as circumstances permit, at H ighlands County Court House located a t 430 S COMMERCE AVENUE S ebring Florida, I will offer for sale all o f the said Defendant, JOHN RICHS r ight, title and interest in aforesaid R EAL property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, e ncumbrances and judgments, if any, t o the highest and best bidder or bidd ers for CASH, the proceeds to be a pplied as far as may be to the paym ent of costs and the satisfaction of t he above-described execution. Dated this, 19th day of July, 201 8 PAUL BLACKMAN, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By /s/ Lt. Manuel Gonzalez DEPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the American with D isabilities Act, persons with disabilit ies needing a special accommodation t o participate in this proceeding s hould contact the agency sending t his notice at 400 S. Eucalyptus S treet, Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 8 63/402-7227 not later than seven d ays prior to the proceeding. If heari ng impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, o r Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florid a Relay Service. Prepared by Lt. M. Gonzalez Highlands County Sheriffs Office 400 S. Eucalyptus Street Sebring, FL 33870 Jul y 23, 30; Au g ust 6, 13, 2018 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY OPEN HOUSE1010 11a…4p Sat & Sun at 3021 N. Twin Lakes Dr., Avon Park. Beautiful 3/2/2.5 w/inside laundry, located on 11th fairway on River Greens Golf Course. 863-443-1652 AREYOUONLINE? INCREASEYOUR EXPOSURE! Addyourinternetaddress toyouradforalittleextra! HOMES FOR SALE1020 Sebring Hills~4bd/2ba 303 S. Egret. Shown by request. $122,900 obo.305-761-1380 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 MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Avon Park~ Park model RV w/screened room, permanent set up in park on lake. Low down payment & owner financing. 863-449-0920 OUTOFAREA HOMES1110 FT PIERCE Brocksmith Rd.2 Ponds-2 HomesArtesian Well 3bd/2ba 2bd/1ba Mobile Home 325k Jacobson Auction (772) 882-8149 AB111 AU231 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Mike863-243-9191www.Mylakeplacid.com S e b r i ng~ E xc. l ocat i on F urn 2 /2. Parking for car & boat. P ets welcome. $980/mo. 863385-3666 or 407-371-3902 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 L a k e Pl ac id ~ recent l y renov ated duplex 2/1, tile floors. $ 750 +1st, last & sec. 863381-3800 or 305-781-0007 S e b r i ng~ very clean 2/1, s creened porch. NON SMOKING, NO PETS, credit check etc. $600/mo +dep 863-441-2297 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring, Dinner Lake Area1 bd apt. $495/mo inc. water. Fresh paint & tile flrs. Call Gary Johnson 863-381-1861 S e b r i ng~ new comp l ete l y remodeled lrg 1bd: new kit cabin ets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo. 863-588-0303 FURNISHED APARTMENTS1322 Magnificent Furnished Studio Apt in the woods on a lake in Lake Placid. All utilities & Dish TV included. Reduced rent/full rent: $628/mo or half $ that in exchange for help. Text Charley. 754-264-4246 FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*Leasing 3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66863-471-0663 1600sf Store Front Rental Downtown Avon Park, next to Depot Restaurant. $800 mo plus tax. No down pymt, no sec. dept. 1st mo free! Call John at 863-453-5600 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 1 ac Lakefront Lot~ Homesite or recreation. $27,400 obo. Call Sue Dean Re/Max Realty863-385-0077 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 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 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 F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s 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 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 FT Housekeeper~ For Condo Complex. Sat. +2 week days; 8a-4p; Apply at: 124 Lake Drive Blvd., Sebring. 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 Pearts Second Chance LLCNow Hiring: FT Driver W/clean Class A CDL & 2+yrs verifiable exp. FL Southeast region. Call 863-214-0969 PT Truck Drivers Helper~Must be able to lift 50+lbs; have own transportation & pass Level II background check. Starting pay: $11/hr. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Dague HELPWANTED2001 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 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 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 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 Care 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 MEDICAL2030 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 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 ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! 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 Tech Needed For Fast-Paced ASC Willing to train Please fax resume to 863-471-6834

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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5By Metro Creative ConnectionsHoney is natures sweet nectar. While honey certainly can add flavor to various recipes or be enjoyed straight out of the jar, it has many other surprising benefits as well. Used since ancient times as both a food and for medicinal purposes, honey can make for a versatile addition to anyones diet. Substitute for refined sugar: Refined sugar offers little to no nutritional value and is full of empty calories. Heathline says that honey has bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants as well as trace amounts of vitamins and minerals. The antioxidants in honey, which include phenols and flavonoids, may help prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke and some types of cancer. Has antibacterial and antifungal properties: According to the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, honey is antibacterial. Honey will not foster growth of these microorganisms because it contains small amounts of hydrogen peroxide. Because of these properties, some people say that honey can help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis, or other conditions where fungi and bacteria grow unchecked. Soothes sore throat: Taking a tablespoon of honey to relieve itchy, dry throats and coughs can be effective. In a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, it was determined that honey could be just as effective at stemming cough as the popular medicine dextromethorphan. Helps reduce inflammation: Honey is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. As a result, honey can help treat diabetes, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, and other diseases traced back to widespread inflammation, according to Greek researcher Natalia Vallianou of the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens. Regulates blood sugar: The combination of fructose and glucose in honey may help the body regulate its blood sugar levels, which could be beneficial to those with diabetes. Certain types of honey also may have a lower hypoglycemic index, which means they dont cause a dramatic shift in blood sugar, according to the food and health resource Real Food for Life. Has probiotic properties: Some varieties of honey contain large amounts of the friendly bacteria that the body needs to maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Promotes healing: There is evidence that clinical use of honey on burns and wounds can be beneficial. Data published in the Scientific World Journal said that honey can be used to dress wounds and that it produces similar results to other topical treatments in promoting healing.The many health benefits of honey MEDICAL2030 NOW HIRINGPT Phone Operator PT Authorization For busy Medical practice. Email resume to: gechevarria@florida jointspine.com 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 COO K Year round position. 2+ years experience 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 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 Needa newRide? Findit inthe Classifieds! 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 Do You Need More Business?Reach out to all of Highlands County with 2 publications plus 2 websites to Advertise Your Business!! Let customers Find Youby advertising your business on the Business & Services Page! Mention this ad and Call Today !! 863-658-0307 BURIALLOTS/ CRYPTS3070 2 cemetery lots Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Hope Garden, Section 620, Lot C, Spaces 3,4. Asking $3,600, 863-414-4543 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Sebring Huge Sale~ 7 am T hurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at 727 Bay St. Furn., tools, odds/ends, lots of books (cook, medical etc) HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 Dinnerware~ Fine China serving for 12+. $50 for all!! Very nice!! 863-381-4950 Hoover Upright Vacuum~ like new. $35. 863-531-3962 Mi crowave & ta bl e $75 M art h a Stewart table/4 chairs, $50. Gas grill w/tank $35. Wall clocks $10. Large wall pictures $75 each 863-655-1762. FURNITURE6035 50% OFFSelected LR & DR sets! Open 9-5 ThurSatat Downtown Mall 231 S. Ridgewood Dr. We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s Black Leather reclining c hair~ 31Žw x 27Ž x 40Ž like n ew. $150. Pick up in Lake Placid. 863-840-4034 Dining Room S et~ glass top t able w/4 padded chairs, + 2 pc l ighted hutch. Antique white. $300 obo. 863-381-1104 Drop leaf dining room table, solid maple, w/4 chairs, $125.00, call mornings, 863465-5745 Ethan Allen 6 drawer dresser, vintage colonial nutmeg, ex condition, $525 on ebay, asking $450.00, call mornin g s, 863-465-5745. Ethan Allen Bookcase, vintage colonial nutmeg, ex condition, $695 on E-Bay, asking $500.00, call mornings, 863465-5745 Rocking Chair~ Circa 1960s, Maple w/chair pad. Great cond! $50. 863-314-9225 S leigh queen bed, dresser, chest, 2 night stands, $500. Sofa, loveseat, recliner. Badcock. Suede. All kick-outs, $500, 863-655-1762. T a bl e ~42Ž round w/leaf 5 4Žx42Ž w/4 cushion chairs, n ew at Turners in 2016, $800, s till new cond. sell $375. 317-402-6192. Twin Bed~ Frame with Sealy Mattress. Very nice! $200 obo. 863-835-2662. TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 Element TV 54 with bu ff et, with lg sound bar. All for $500, 863655-1762. CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 Diamond Engagement Ring~ 3 diamonds, .25ct in center, W hite gold. Appraised $1,200 sell $400. 317-402-6192 Motorcycle Jacket, BILT womans size large, like new, $55 obo 727-430-3491 P ear l nec kl ace & earr i ngs Never worn. Originally $140, sell $100 firm 317-402-6192 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Private Buyer for Disabled Vetspaying highest prices for metals coin/stamp collections, die cast & hot wheels & any collectibles 954-234-3028 MUSICAL6090 French Horn~Yamaha YR313 single student, $259 obo 727-430-3491 GOLF CARTS6126 2009 EZ-Go RXV~48v, rear seat, speed chip. $3,400. 863-402-8203 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 N aut il us R ecum b ent Bik e~ l ow back support, computerized t raining program. Like new! $95. 863-699-0465 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Bi cyc l es, assorte d a d u l t an d kids bikes, guaranteed, $30 and u p 863-414-8088 LAWN & GARDEN6160 FRUIT TREE S $ 15 EA C H 863-655-1762. Lawn Tractor~ Sears 42Ž w/grass catcher, extra blades, new batt, cover. Very well maintained, must see! $450. 863-655-1731 Lawn Wagon~ 48Ž x24Ž excellent condition! $45. 863-531-3962 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 G enerator Porter Cable 550 watt $450 )863) 402-0469 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 € 322-6709 minimagicyorkie.com APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted C entral air/heat $ 5 00 Hot water heater $75. Washer/dryer $125 each, 863-655-1762. C HE S T FREEZER Kenmore 4.8 cu ft. $50.00 (863) 402-0469 K enmore was h er /d ryer, very good condition, $100 cash only, 863-214-1495. Microwave, G E, counter top model, white, $20.00, 724-9689763 Re f rigerators (2) $22 5 each. Kenmore side-by-side $300., 863-655-1762. MISCELLANEOUS6260 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvocados Bananas Citrus trees Mango Peach Longan Starfruit Soursop Figs Jujubee Lychee Mulberry Papaya Sugarapple Jackfruit Tamarind Coconut trees Miracle Fruit Blueberries Jabatacaba Sapote & Guava Pure Raw Honey 91 Carefree Ct.,or 744 US Hwy 27 N., Venus, FL 33960. 305-216-8452 Pool f ence 4 f t high, black screen, 6 mo old, gave $1300, will take $500, 863-655-1762. FREE MERCHANDISE6260 FREE R e f r i gerator~ K enmore freezer top. Needs $150 in repairs. 863-382-1780 (leave mssg) C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! NISSAN7200 2010 Altima S Coupe~low 31k mi., Excellent cond! Only $9,500 obo. 863-381-5144 AUTOS WANTED7260 Cars Trucks SUVs etc From $1000-$100k~ NO JUNK! I come to you! Call Sam239-595-4021 or 239-250-2000. T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By RICARDO ALONZOZALDIVARAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) „ President Donald Trump says insurers are going wildŽ about his new health care options and millions and millionsŽ of people will be signing up. But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers. For people who need an individual policy and are anticipating cheaper plans this fall, the advice seems to be: Look carefully and read the “ne print. Short-term, limited-duration insurance„ just approved „ and association health plans represent the Trump administration alternatives to comprehensive but costly policies under the Affordable Care Act. Both offer lower premiums than comprehensive health insurance but also cover less. The plans wont be sold through HealthCare.gov. Myra Simon of the industry group Americas Health Insurance Plans said consumers are likely to see advertising this fall for short-term plans but association plans may be harder to “nd, since theyre not open to everybody. Policyholders must have a common link, such as working in an industry like real estate. The short timeline may mean that this fall we arent going to see all the products we are eventually going to see,Ž said Simon, an expert on individual health insurance. We might see some more heavy marketing of products that already existed.Ž Jeff Smedrud, CEO of Pivot Health, which offers short-term plans, says companies are behind the curve on updating their plans to account for the greater leeway provided by the Trump administration. Hes forecasting minor improvementsŽ in plans by October but a lot of change in 2019.Ž Strictly speaking, shortterm and association health plans are not new. The Trump administration has broadened their potential reach, although some states may push back with restrictions. Short-term plans dont have to take people with pre-existing medical conditions, or provide bene“ts like coverage for maternity, mental health, prescription drugs and substance abuse treatment. They can last up to 364 days and be renewed for up to 36 months. Association health plans do have to accept people with pre-existing medical conditions, but they dont have to cover the full menu of 10 essentialŽ kinds of bene“ts required by the ACA. On the whole, association Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOIn this Sept. 26, 2017, le photo, President Donald Trump responds to a reporters question on health care after arriving at Jo hn F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Trump says insurers are going wildŽ about his new health care options and millions and millionsŽ of people will be signing up. But insurance companies say it will take time to design new plans and get approval from state regulators, and two major industry groups have actually expressed concern about potential downsides for consumers.TRUMP | 10B Bus i nesses & Se rvi ces 5000 BUSINESS SERVICES 5002 GENERAL SERVICES HIGH SPEED INTERNETUnlimited plans starting at $24.95 … price it out:www.htn.net/internet863-465-4076 House Painting Pressure Washing Small Home Repairs Odd Jobs Light Hauling, and More! 863-464-1135 www.highlandshandyman.comLic#HM0072 & Insured AAA Southern Cleaning Inc.Carpet cln/Pressure washingCommercial & Residential863-464-1138 Find Your Local Business Here!Hire your next Small Business from our Directory! Tell Your Friends, Tell Your Family... Support Your Local Businesses To advertise on this page, mention this ad and call 863-658-0307 Need a Helping Hand? Inside or Out No Job to SmallFree Est! 863-273-0864 5002 GENERAL SERVICES LAND CLEARING~ Crushed concrete, driveway, roads & park lot material, mulch, soil. Mowing limited fertilizer spreading etc. 863-443-9279 CABINETRY5030 Why Replace Aging Countertops? Refinish for a whole new look. Call Laurie at 863-368-0126 ADULTCARE5050 Elderly Care ServicesOver 18yrs exp. Cargiving; cleaning; errands; sm meals; baths etc. 863-451-2584 CLEANING SERVICES5060 WE CLEAN*OFFICES & HOUSES* FREE ESTIMATES!!(863) 253-9217 Home Advisor MemberFree Estimates!Licensed & Insured863-243-0429 ELECTRICAL5070 Same Day Electrician. 25 yrs exp. No job too small. Call for best price. EC13006062863-214-7369 ELECTRICAL5070 Master Electrician Reliable,Quick, 25 yrs Exp. All jobs! Lic# EC13005602863-453-4513 FLOORING5083 Hancheys Carpets Since 1968Mobile~We come to you!We install what we sellCarpet, Plank, Vinyl, WoodCall 863-781-4027 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7Metro Creative ConnectionsThe “tness industry is booming and attracting new devotees every day. Research from the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association says 2017 was a strong year for the health and “tness industry, and several health clubs have built on that success in 2018. The growth of the “tness industry has included a surge in boutique “tness regimens. While major clubs offer classes, separate boutique clubs also are thriving. Clubs focusing on ballet barre, Cross-Fit and Orangetheory are just some examples of the booming boutique “tness industry. Holiday shoppers with “tness fans on their list can look to their loved ones love of physical activity when seeking inspiration for holiday gifts. Purchasing gifts for someone with a speci“c hobby or interest can often be daunting because enthusiasts may have “rm ideas of what they like and want to use. While the same can be said for athletes and people who live active lifestyles, there are plenty of gifts that will appeal to those who embrace “tness as part of their lifestyle. Bluetooth headphones: Music can inspire and get “tness buffs motivated. Bluetooth headphones connect wirelessly to most devices, and such headphones wont get tangled up while running or hitting the elliptical at the gym. Select a pair that are lightweight and comfortable and securely “t in the ears for ultimate convenience. Reversible yoga mat: Active yogis know just how much a stretch session can work up a sweat. Throw in an hour of hot yoga, and perspiration will certainly be ”owing. Everyone recognizes Lululemon for their comfortable workout attire, but the company also has a reversible yoga mat that wicks away moisture during yoga sessions. When gifting yoga mats, throw in a yoga mat carrier as well. Fitness tracker: Active people often like to track their progress during a workout or to see just how much theyve been moving during the day. Fitness trackers are ideal for this. Different brands come at various price points to make giving easier on the budget. Personal blender: Diet plays a big role in “tness, and many “tness enthusiasts enjoy protein shakes and smoothies as part of their daily regimen. A personal blender makes enough for a single bottle at a time. Some are designed so the blender tube is actually the receptacle that can be carried on the go. Suspension training kit: Many workouts are based on counterbalancing body weight to drive up resistance. Suspension training, like the workouts from TRX, utilize a network of straps so athletes can put their body weight to use in a variety of exercises. A portable kit can be set up wherever its needed. Dumbbell set: Weight training can boost metabolism and strengthen bones and muscles. When athletes cant make it to the gym, a home set of dumbbells can ensure they still get their strength-training sessions in. Workout bag: A durable duffel bag that can tote a change of clothes, towel, equipment, and more to and from workouts is a gift any “tness enthusiast can enjoy. Out“tting “tness enthusiasts with the tools of the trade is a sure“re way to purchase a holiday-gift hit.Gift ideas for fitness fans COURTESY PHOTO/MCCThere are plenty of options for gifts for tness lovers. HEALING TRACTIONHAND DELIVERED...Right Where You NEED It! AVON PARK CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC HEALING THE HEARTLAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS! 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B8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By BARBARA QUINNThe Monterey County Herald (TNS)In a recent column, I stated, Even if we entirely avoided all carbohydrates, our bodies would use protein in an alternate recipe to make glucose (sugar) to fuel our cells.Ž A reader in Ontario, Canada, responded: According to Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Obesity Code,Ž if one eats a diet of 65 percent healthy fat, 35 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrate, the body will be in ketosis and will burn fat, not protein, to make glucose to fuel our cells. Only when the body reaches the level of 4 percent fat will protein be used to make glucose.Ž This reader then goes on to describe his success with this diet under his doctors supervision. I have lost a pound a week for 15 weeks and feel very good after the initial few days of sugar withdrawal. My regime of full fat yogurt and milk, unsweetened whipped cream in my coffee, olive and avocado oils, limited fruit, no root vegetables, no flour, beans or pulses satisfies my hunger as no other diet has. Have you looked into the ketogenic diet? I believe it is revolutionary.Ž Dear reader, I applaud your progress. And yes, I have looked into the research on ketogenic diets. Here are my thoughts: Glucose „ the primary fuel for our brain, muscle and other body functions „ is easily provided by carbohydrates (sugars and starches in most plant-based foods). In the absence of carbohydrates, our amazing bodies can make glucose from fat and protein. Ketogenic diets severely restrict carbohydrates to force the body to manufacture glucose from these alternate sources. This causes acids (ketones) to build up in the blood „ a condition called ketosis. In times of starvation or low carb dieting, take your pick, our brains and muscles can survive on ketone bodies. The ketogenic diet is extremely popular and controversial. Like you, many of its followers report less hunger and more weight loss compared to other diets. Yet experts argue its long term effectiveness and safety. These diets eliminate or severely restrict any type of sugar or starch including grains, fruit (natural fruit sugar, fructose), potatoes and other starchy vegetables, beans, legumes and milk (natural milk sugar, lactose). On the plus side, ketogenic diets have been used successfully to treat epileptic seizures in children. And many people who adopt this eating plan eat more vegetables and less added sugar. Studies over the past 15 years show that animals and humans tend to lose weight faster on ketogenic diets than with other types of diets. Their effectiveness over the long term does not seem to be any better than other weight loss plans, however. On the down side, ketosis means that our bodies must deal with the production of acids, including acetone, that build up in our blood. This, say biochemists, disturbs the bodys natural acid-base balance. People with diabetes are at risk of ketoacidosis „ an extreme form of ketosis that is life threatening. While promoters of the keto diet say this is not a risk for healthy people, I personally do not prefer to chronically feed my brain and muscles this way. My opinion also is that carbohydrates are not evil monsters. They are quite literally the energy from the sun transformed by plants into fuel (sugars and starches). This energy is transferred to me when I eat plant-based foods. If I severely restrict these foods, I also eliminate Another look at the keto diet KETO | 10B HIGHLANDS HEALTH EAR-TRONICS LEASE YOUR HEARING AID! Heres Why... 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 13, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B9By MICHAEL OLLOVEStateline.org (TNS)CLEVELAND „ It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a chapel-like room overlooking the slate-gray, lapping waters of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some just arriving at work, some “nishing a night shift, sit silently in pewlike benches and armchairs below stained-glass windows. A plump Golden Retriever named Linus, a hospice therapy dog, wanders from one person to another, gratefully accepting their caresses. Dr. Kevin Dieter, a hospice care physician with graying mustache and goatee, gently suggests they get started. A hospice nurse sitting in a bench opposite him begins reading names. In the pause after she pronounces each, Dieter strikes together two palmsized Buddhist meditation chimes, producing a tinkling peal that quickly evaporates. The names go on and on. Evonne and Molly and Andre and Jerry. Twelve in all. Twelve patients who were alive in this hospice house three days ago when this ceremony was last held. Twelve who have died since, each in one of the bedrooms lining the quiet hallways, each having hoped for a death free of pain or distress and, for the lucky ones, bitterness or resentment. Providing the possibility of that wished-for death is the professional mission of all in this room, of all the 935 employees and 3,000 volunteers who work for the 40-year-old nonpro“t Hospice of the Western Reserve. Each day they serve 1,200 hospice patients, most of them in hospitals, nursing homes, or their homes, and as many as 88 in one of three inpatient hospice houses in the Cleveland area, like this one off Lakeshore Boulevard. By Medicares criteria, to receive hospice services, each of those patients is deemed to have six months or less to live. In most cases, they also must agree to forgo curative treatments. All the employees will say theyve gotten used to hearing The Questions, from family and friends, even from the loved ones of patients they care for. We get asked that all the time,Ž said Tammy Wright, 43, a nurses assistant with hospice certi“cation, now in her ninth year doing hospice work. Why did you ever choose to work there? Why would anyone elect to spend their workdays so entwined with death and grief? And how can you possibly get up the next morning to do it all over again?Ž It is hard to think of another profession with such constant exposure to dying. Yet, as intense and exhausting as hospice care is, you seldom hear any of the doctors, nurses, aides, social workers and bereavement counselors at the Hospice of the Western Reserve describe the job as grim, sad or dispiriting. Instead, they tend to portray the work as deeply ful“lling, gratifying and, perhaps most counterintuitively, life-af“rming. And in working in the presence of imminent death, they all say they have witnessed sights that defy expectation or explanation. We see God working here all the time,Ž said Dee Metzger, 68, a hospice nurse in the Medina Inpatient Hospice Care Center southwest of Cleveland. All the time.Ž The turnover rate among employees at Western Reserve is a surprisingly low 12 percent, according to Judy Bartel, Western Reserves chief clinical of“cer. (Nationally the turnover rate for hospice registered nurses is almost 19 percent.) To retain its employees, the hospice offers them many outlets to combat burnout and compassion fatigue.Ž As more Americans opt for hospice care, keeping hospice workers dedicated, replenished and content is a growing concern. The number of hospice patients grew 167 percent between 2000 and 2016, to more than 1.4 million, according to a March 2018 report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which provides Congress with analyses regarding Medicare. Nearly half of Medicare bene“ciaries who died in 2015 had received hospice services. At Western Reserve, those who quit the job are the ones who cant leave the work behind when they head home. Its sacred work,Ž says Lisa Scotese Gallagher, one of whose jobs at Western Reserve is to provide programming to help the staff deal with the stress and emotional intensity of their jobs. But the expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss and not be touched by it is unrealistic.Ž Every week, Dieter loses 10 to 20 patients. Even those who survive the week arent likely to see many more sunrises. By the conventional measures of medicine, Dieter would be considered a failure. But he and his colleagues at Western Reserve do not evaluate themselves by the binary formula of life or death. In their professional lives, death is the inevitable, the constant, the unavoidable. At the end of life, theres not a lot of “xing you can do,Ž Dieter says. The hospice caregivers gauge their professional performance by how they usher their patients to their end. The most we can do is provide opportunity for our patients to have the best deaths possible for them,Ž said Dieter, 62, medical director of Western Reserves David Simpson Hospice House. While everyone else is running away from it, we in end-of-life are rushing forward saying, We know what youre going through. We want to help.Ž There is a shortage of hospice care in the nation, with not enough hospice doctors and nurses to keep up with an aging population, particularly in rural areas. Many hospices are understaffed, especially for those needing home care. Western Reserve relies on extensive fundraising to supplement Medicare and provide extra services for patients, such as art and music therapy. The easier part is relieving the physical symptoms, most often pain and agitation, which Dieter controls through medication. Most of death isnt medical, its spiritual and psychological,Ž he says. Hospice workers know they cant erase all hurts and resentments. But often they facilitate conversations that can lead to deathbed reconciliations. Shortly after the ceremony in the meditation room, Dieter slips into the room of a 75-year-old woman with advanced pancreatic cancer. She had been readmitted two days earlier, with swelling, edema, agitation and restlessness. Dieter had administered medications to try to get the symptoms under control, although in his estimation, she was now actively dying with kidney and liver failure. The previous day had been a bad one, so Dieter is heartened when he walks into the room and sees the tiny, white-haired woman sitting up in her bed, her eyes open and with no signs of the jerking he had observed earlier. I had a surprise this morning,Ž her husband says from an armchair at her bedside. Shes going to hang around a little longer.Ž Turning to her, he says, Youre like a cat. You have nine lives.Ž She doesnt seem to follow. Dieter pulls up a folding chair alongside the opposite side of the bed and speaks quietly to her, occasionally reaching over to pat her leg. I know youre confused,Ž Dieter tells her. Part of that is the medicine, part is your illness. But youre doing better.Ž She smiles wanly. Outside the room, Dieter says she could be staging a rally, a brief improvement that could buy her a little more time. Or it could be just a pause before she resumes her march to the end. An erudite man who quotes poetry and Latin ruminations about death, Dieter has been doing this work for nearly 30 years. Most of us will tell you that we get more from our work than we give,Ž he said. For me, its a way of having my soul and my role aligned.Ž Hospice care, he said, has taught him not to hold on to resentments and to try to “nd joy in the everyday. The work, Dieter says, does not sadden him. If I felt helpless to impact how people experience the end of their lives, it would be awful. The fact that I and our team can do something about it, thats what carries you through. You lean into it, knowing that your skills and presence are making a difference.Ž Others speak of how the work enriches their lives. I was the biggest chicken in the world about death before I came here,Ž said Audrey Boylan, 51, a hospice nursing assistant in the Simpson hospice. Now, thanks to (her patients), Im not afraid at all. Its an honor to sit there and hold their hands. To help them “nd peace and comfort. I consider this Gods waiting room.Ž Once, early on, she and a volunteer were bathing an elderly woman when the volunteer nodded toward the womans feet. Boylan saw the familiar mottling of the skin that precedes death. As they watched, the mottling climbed up the womans leg, then torso and all the way up to her ear. Can you call my kids and tell them I dont feel too good?Ž the woman asked. She died that night, after her family held a Christmas celebration for her. In July. Linda Cotoam, 69, a United Methodist pastor for 26 years and spiritual care coordinator at the Western Reserve hospice house in Westlake for the last six, said that her hospice work has broadened her faith in a way her previous 20 years in the church had not. I got a wider view of who Gods people are, a wider view of God as much more accepting.Ž Although Western Reserve is in no way religiously associated, virtually everyone interviewed for this story described themselves as, if not religiously observant, spiritually inclined. This job will con“rm any faith you have, but it will also challenge those beliefs when you see the suffering some go through,Ž said Misty Durbin, 42, a social worker in the Westlake hospice. To do this work, you need something, whether it is prayer or nature or meditation.Ž With Gallaghers prodding, the staff is quite intentional about what she calls self-care, ways to replenish themselves so they can remain mentally engaged in the work. It is vital, she says, that workers not suppress their feelings, but “nd ways to process and share them with others. One of the primary dangers is compassion fatigue,Ž a numbing to the suffering of others frequently experienced by caregivers. The signs are increased irritability, a dread of going to work, an inability to experience joy, and often an increased use of alcohol or drugs. Another sign, Gallagher says: Depersonalized language, like referring to a patient by diagnosis rather than using their name.Ž How hospice workers deal with death Gregg Shore, M.D. Specializing in InterStim Therapy for Incontinence in Highlands County! Take Back Control Of Your Life!GET STIMULATED! Only Fellowship Trained Colon & Rectal Surgeon in Highlands County!4759 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Florida 33870 Office: (863) 402-5600 € Fax (863) 402-5602 Enjoy Life With Family! adno=3599432 New Location!ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 5825 U.S. HWY 27 N. 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B10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 13, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Temperature: When temperatures are not controlled properly, food can spoil. It is essential that foods are stored, cooked and served at the proper temperature. The Danger Zone Pathogenic spoilage occurs when foods are exposed to temperatures between 40 F and 140F, which is dubbed The Danger Zone.Ž The USDA recommends keeping cold food below 40 F (4.4 C) and hot food at or above 140 F (60 C) to prevent it from going bad. Food preparation necessities The CDC recommends these four steps to additionally prevent food spoilage and illness: 1. Clean: Wash hands and food-preparation surfaces often. 2. Separate: Do not cross-contaminate hands, surfaces and prepared foods with raw foods. 3. Cook: Cook all foods to the recommended temperature. 4. Chill: Refrigerate cold foods promptly. Germs can grow in as little as two hours at room temperature. Recognize food spoilage People without an acute sense of smell and eyesight, such as the elderly, may be at greater risk of food spoilage that can make them sick than younger people. Food that is going bad tends to develop unpleasant odors and textures. The health and food resource Nutronics Health says that most fresh or recently cooked food leftovers should only be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days. Showcase foods that will spoil quickly by keeping them in a visible spot. An Uncluttered Life advises discarding items that have been stored in the freezer for more than six months. Staying safe and healthy means keeping an eye on how foods are handled and stored, and taking steps to prevent spoilage. TF189304SPOILAGEFROM PAGE 1Bthat the animals used to produce meat and dairy were fed only grass. Consumer Reports advises consumers to look for seals such as American Grassfed or PCO Certi“ed 100% Grassfed to ensure that manufacturer claims have been veri“ed and that the animals were fed 100 percent grass and raised on pasture. Hormone free: The federal government of the United States prohibits the use of hormones to raise poultry and hogs, so manufacturers who label their foods as hormone freeŽ have not gone above and beyond to make their foods healthier. Organic: The United States Department of Agriculture has strict criteria in regard to labeling foods as organic.Ž To be labeled organic,Ž dairy, eggs, meat, and poultry can come only from animals that were not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Fruits and vegetables can only be labeled organicŽ if they were produced without conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Processed: Many consider processed foods to be bad and loaded with additives. But thats not always the case. The USDA de“nes processed as foods that have undergone a change of character. For example, cut, prewashed spinach quali“es as a processed food. Sodium: Otherwise known as salt, sodium is necessary to maintain nerve and muscle health. However, many people consume too much sodium, oftentimes because of processed foods. WebMD notes that sodium intake should be limited to 2,300 milligrams or less per day. Certain people, such as those over the age of 51, African Americans or those with certain conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes, should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day.LABELFROM PAGE 1B to calm the body is to lay ”at on the back, arms resting next to the hips and chin titling towards the chest to relieve stress. It is the mind that guides the body into relaxation, turning off turmoil and concentrating only on deep breathing that refreshes the entire body with healing energy. Negative thoughts are disruptive to our harmony and if not transmuted to positive thoughts will plague our physical/ mental relaxation and health. We learn through transmutation of energy to quiet the mind/body. Lying still on the back and just deepening each breath with the eyes closed can move us into an inner calmness where we turn off the external world and enter more deeply into our calmness with no thoughts. It does not take long with each breath to send renewed oxygenated blood throughout the bloodstream and refresh our energy. It is all about a calm concentration. As you lay on your back and deeply breathe, go inside the body and visualize ignited blood slowly traveling to all the body extremities as you inhale and visualize the toxins leaving the body on each exhale. Continue to deeply breathe until the mind relaxes and the monkey mindŽ turns down and off. We say in Yoga, the monkey mind,Ž as it is always jumping from one concern to the next and stirring up worry, negativity. Let all of those thoughts go and stay focused only on deep inhales and exhales. This is transmutation of energy from negative to positive. Stay in this relaxed state until you feel a sense of revival. Silence can still the mind and allow the transmutation of positive energy to replace tension with calmness. The “rst step in calming the mind/body in a crisis is though deep breathing that can be practiced anywhere. You do no need to be lying on a Yoga mat, as you can close the eyes and deeply breathe, standing/sitting. When we quiet the mind we calm the body which allows us to restore inner-harmony. Inner-calmness begins with letting go of frustration, going inside the mind and body guided by the breath. We have a choice.YOGAFROM PAGE 2Bhealth plans have more federal consumer safeguards than short-term plans. Speaking at the White House last month, Trump almost made it sound like theres going to be a stampede to get the new plans. So all of the insurance companies are going wild, they want to get it,Ž he said of association health plans. Youre going to have great health care at a much lower price.Ž As for short-term insurance, somewhat different, result the same,Ž Trump said. Much less expensive health care at a much lower price; will cost our country nothing.Ž Thats not what the industrys saying. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association warned that the broader availability and longer duration of slimmeddown policies that do not provide comprehensive coverage has the potential to harm consumers.Ž And Americas Health Insurance Plans, the main trade group, said, We remain concerned that consumers who rely on short-term plans for an extended time period will face high medical bills when they need care that isnt covered or exceed their coverage limits.Ž Under the Obama-era health law, consumer complaints centered on high premiums, particularly for middle-class people not eligible for its income-based subsidies. But the fear of being turned down because of a pre-existing condition faded away. So did worries about being denied coverage for certain kinds of care, like substance abuse treatment. And insurers were forbidden from imposing annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage. Now concerns about such “ne print will be back, particularly with short-term plans. Some consumers may be willing to gamble, “guring that if they get sick they can always switch to comprehensive coverage at HealthCare.gov with an ACA plan. Not so fast, said Simon, the individual insurance expert. With some exceptions, people can only sign up for ACA plans during open enrollment season from Nov. 1-Dec. 15. If someone in your family later gets diagnosed with a serious mental illness, for example, you might have to wait months to get them into a comprehensive plan that will cover that condition. Its not simple to move back and forth,Ž said Simon. Another potential surprise: Gary Claxton of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says short-term plans may turn out to be more costly than Trump administration of“cials suggest. The plans now cover up to 90 days, but if insurers expand them to offer up to 36 months coverage, the companies will be taking on more risk. Youll have to pay more up front because theres a longer time during which you could get sick,Ž Claxton said. Thats correct, con“rmed Smedsrud, the insurance CEO. The longer you cover somebody, the more likely it is you are going to have a claim,Ž he explained.TRUMPFROM PAGE 6B some pretty important nutrients and substances that reduce inflammation „ a major trigger for obesity, heart disease and diabetes. A recent study by the Agricultural Research Service, for example, found that participants who ate whole grains (instead of refined grains) lost weight while boosting beneficial bacteria in their guts that fight off inflammation and harmful gut microbes. Any strategy that helps us avoid empty calories from excess sugars is a good step. Lets not throw out the baby with the bathwater, however. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERSee page 8 Monday, August 13, 2018 By MARCIA DUNNAP AEROSPACE WRITERCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. „ Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will ” y straight through the wispy edges of the suns corona, or outer atmosphere, in November. In the years ahead, it will gradually get within 3.8 million miles of the surface, its instruments protected from the extreme heat and radiation by a revolutionary new carbon heat shield and other high-tech wizardry. Altogether, the Parker probe will make 24 close approaches to our star during the seven-year, $1.5 billion journey. Wow, here we go. Were in for some learning over the next several years,Ž said Eugene Parker, the 91-year-old astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named. It was Parker who accurately theorized 60 years ago the existence of solar wind „ the supersonic stream of charged particles blasting off the sun and coursing through space, sometimes wreaking havoc on electrical systems on Earth. This is the “ rst time NASA has named a spacecraft after a living person. As Parker and thousands of others watched, a Delta IV Heavy rocket carried the probe aloft, thundering into the clear, star-studded sky on three pillars of “ re that lit up the middle-of-the-night darkness. NASA needed the mighty 23-story rocket, plus a third stage, to get the Parker probe „ the size of a small car and well under a ton „ racing toward the sun, 93 million miles from Earth. A Saturday morning launch attempt was foiled by last-minute technical trouble. But Sunday gave way to complete success. It was the “ rst rocket launch ever witnessed by Parker, a retired University of Chicago professor. He said it was like looking at photos of the Taj Mahal for years and then beholding the real thing in India. I really have to turn from biting my nails in getting it launched, to thinking about all the interesting things which I dont know yet and which will be made clear, I assume, over the next “ ve or six or seven years,Ž Parker said on NASA TV. Among the mysteries scientists hope to solve: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface, which is 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit? And why is the suns atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker theorized in 1958? The only way we can do that is to “ nally go up and touch the sun,Ž said project scientist Nicola Fox of Johns Hopkins University. Weve looked at it. Weve studied it from missions that are close in, even as close as the planet Mercury. But we have to go there.Ž A better understanding of the suns life-giving and sometimes violent nature could also enable earthlings to better protect satellites and astronauts in orbit, along with the Touch the sun: NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star NASA VIA APIn this photo provided by NASA, The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASAs Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. NASA VIA APThis image made available by NASA shows an artists rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. Its designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield thats capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. AP PHOTOLeft: A Delta IV rocket, carrying the Parker Solar Probe, lifts o from launch complex 37 as seen during a time exposure at the Kennedy Space Center, Sunday, in Cape Canaveral. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA p.m. t-storm in spots Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 91 LOW 7540% chance of rain 10% chance of rainA thunderstorm around in the afternoon91 / 7440% chance of rain TUESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA shower or t-storm around, mainly later93 / 7555% chance of rain WEDNESDAYMostly cloudy and humid; a p.m. t-storm92 / 7555% chance of rain THURSDAYA few a.m. showers, then a t-storm or two92 / 7660% chance of rain SATURDAYSome sun with a t-storm possible; humid92 / 7530% chance of rain FRIDAY 1 5 10 10 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery high 050100150200300500 350-50 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 VENICE87931001019394Air Quality Index readings as of SundayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Sunday Sebring through 2 p.m. Sunday Venice through 2 p.m. Sunday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. Trace Month to date 4.35Ž Normal month to date 3.01Ž Year to date 40.68Ž Normal year to date 32.19Ž Record 2.01Ž (1967) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.66Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sun. 0.00Ž Month to date 2.55Ž Normal month to date 2.93Ž Year to date 26.64Ž Normal year to date 30.99Ž Record 2.01Ž (1999) High/Low 90/78 Normal High/Low 93/74 Record High 96 (1999) Record Low 68 (1974) High/Low 92/73 High/Low 90/79 Normal High/Low 91/75 Record High 98 (1997) Record Low 68 (1977)Pollen Index readings as of Sunday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 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 Tue.Apalachicola 89 77 pc 88 76 pc Bradenton 89 77 pc 90 76 t Clearwater 88 77 pc 89 77 t Coral Springs 91 77 pc 91 78 pc Daytona Beach 89 74 pc 90 75 t Fort Lauderdale 90 77 pc 90 80 t Fort Myers 90 73 pc 90 72 t Gainesville 88 74 pc 88 73 t Jacksonville 89 74 t 90 74 pc Key Largo 90 80 pc 89 80 pc Key West 91 82 pc 90 82 pc Lakeland 89 73 pc 91 74 t Melbourne 92 77 pc 92 77 t Miami 91 76 pc 91 76 t Naples 90 75 pc 90 74 t Ocala 87 73 pc 88 71 t Okeechobee 90 72 pc 91 73 pc Orlando 89 74 pc 90 75 t Panama City 90 75 pc 88 73 pc Pensacola 91 74 pc 89 74 pc Pompano Beach 91 77 pc 91 81 pc St. Augustine 88 74 pc 87 74 t St. Petersburg 87 74 pc 88 75 t Sarasota 88 73 pc 89 73 t Tallahassee 90 72 t 88 70 pc Tampa 88 75 pc 89 75 t Vero Beach 92 74 pc 92 74 t West Palm Beach 90 75 pc 91 75 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 5:54a 11:01a 5:06p --Tue. 6:20a 12:32a 5:59p 12:00p Today 4:31a 9:17a 3:43p 10:48p Tue. 4:57a 10:16a 4:36p 11:21p Today 3:31a 8:08a 2:35p 9:25p Tue. 4:06a 9:09a 3:35p 9:59p Today 6:26a 12:25a 5:38p 11:30a Tue. 6:52a 1:01a 6:31p 12:29p Today 2:46a 7:56a 1:58p 9:27p Tue. 3:12a 8:55a 2:51p 10:00p S 4-8 0-1 Light SW 6-12 1-2 LightFt. Myers 90/73 part cldy afternoon Punta Gorda 92/75 part cldy afternoon Sarasota 88/73 part cldy 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 9:17 a.m. 10:07 p.m. Tuesday 10:20 a.m. 10:47 p.m. Today 6:59 a.m. 8:07 p.m. Tuesday 6:59 a.m. 8:06 p.m. Today 8:12a 1:58a 8:39p 2:25p Tue. 9:11a 2:58a 9:36p 3:23p Wed. 10:07a 3:55a 10:32p 4:20p Monterrey 96/70 Chihuahua 81/62 Los Angeles 84/66 Washington 84/71 New York 81/73 Miami 91/76 Atlanta 91/69 Detroit 85/66 Houston 95/75 Kansas City 89/68 Chicago 90/69 Minneapolis 92/71 El Paso 90/71 Denver 89/58 Billings 77/57 San Francisco 67/55 Seattle 85/62 Toronto 82/66 Montreal 85/72 Winnipeg 72/49 Ottawa 85/66 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 08/13/18 Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue.Albuquerque 89 64 pc 91 67 pc Anchorage 61 52 r 60 51 sh Atlanta 91 69 pc 92 72 pc Baltimore 83 67 t 85 68 t Billings 77 57 pc 80 57 s Birmingham 93 70 pc 94 73 pc Boise 95 62 pc 98 67 pc Boston 77 72 sh 82 69 pc Buffalo 81 65 c 81 69 sh Burlington, VT 84 68 sh 82 65 sh Charleston, WV 82 63 t 83 65 pc Charlotte 88 68 pc 90 69 s Chicago 90 69 s 91 72 s Cincinnati 84 63 pc 87 66 s Cleveland 83 64 pc 86 69 pc Columbia, SC 91 71 pc 94 71 s Columbus, OH 83 65 pc 85 69 pc Concord, NH 76 67 c 81 65 t Dallas 84 70 t 87 72 pc Denver 89 58 pc 86 61 s Des Moines 93 71 s 83 69 pc Detroit 85 66 s 89 68 s Duluth 89 63 s 73 54 pc Fairbanks 62 48 r 55 42 sh Fargo 92 53 s 73 48 pc Hartford 79 69 sh 84 67 t Helena 79 51 pc 87 54 s Honolulu 89 76 sh 89 76 pc Houston 95 75 pc 94 74 pc Indianapolis 85 65 s 88 69 s Jackson, MS 88 68 t 94 70 pc Kansas City 89 68 pc 79 65 r Knoxville 85 66 pc 87 66 s Las Vegas 105 84 s 104 84 s Los Angeles 84 66 s 83 66 pc Louisville 88 70 s 90 71 s Memphis 90 74 pc 91 75 pc Milwaukee 85 69 s 89 71 s Minneapolis 92 71 s 84 66 t Montgomery 92 73 t 91 72 pc Nashville 91 66 pc 93 69 pc New Orleans 92 75 sh 92 75 pc New York City 81 73 t 83 70 pc Norfolk, VA 85 71 t 88 72 pc Oklahoma City 76 68 r 82 70 r Omaha 92 68 pc 81 65 r Philadelphia 83 71 t 84 70 pc Phoenix 105 83 pc 105 83 pc Pittsburgh 80 62 c 80 65 sh Portland, ME 76 67 sh 78 64 sh Portland, OR 93 64 s 99 66 s Providence 81 71 sh 85 70 pc Raleigh 87 68 t 90 69 s Salt Lake City 92 70 pc 93 70 s St. Louis 91 72 s 87 72 t San Antonio 93 74 pc 93 73 pc San Diego 83 71 pc 83 72 pc San Francisco 67 55 pc 66 55 pc Seattle 85 62 s 93 63 s Washington, DC 84 71 t 86 72 t Amsterdam 70 61 t 71 62 pc Baghdad 108 81 s 108 82 s Beijing 90 75 t 86 76 c Berlin 89 61 pc 78 59 pc Buenos Aires 65 49 pc 60 39 s Cairo 96 76 s 95 75 s Calgary 67 49 c 81 56 pc Cancun 88 77 t 89 77 pc Dublin 69 55 c 69 59 sh Edmonton 66 45 s 81 48 pc Halifax 77 65 s 76 66 sh Kiev 82 62 pc 89 65 pc London 75 57 pc 78 60 pc Madrid 95 65 s 94 66 s Mexico City 73 54 t 74 55 t Montreal 85 72 pc 82 69 sh Ottawa 85 66 pc 85 65 pc Paris 75 58 t 78 58 pc Regina 66 43 c 79 51 pc Rio de Janeiro 73 63 pc 77 63 s Rome 88 71 s 86 68 t St. Johns 80 61 s 83 59 s San Juan 87 77 sh 88 78 pc Sydney 67 48 s 71 50 s Tokyo 88 79 t 87 79 pc Toronto 82 66 pc 85 68 pc Vancouver 79 62 s 81 64 s Winnipeg 72 49 pc 68 50 pcHigh ............. 102 at Watford City, NDLow ........................ 33 at Gothic, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)83Hurricane Connie dumped up to 9.85 inches of rain on eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Aug. 13, 1955. Q: What is the source of fuel for a hurricane?A: The heat energy contained in the warm ocean waters 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 91/75 90/74 91/74 91/74 90/74 90/73 90/73 90/72 91/72 88/75 89/77 89/78 89/76 90/73 91/74 92/75 91/74 91/74 91/74 90/73 90/74 90/73 90/74 87/74 90/74 89/78 89/76 89/76 91/73 90/75 89/76 89/73 88/73 88/77 89/78 90/75 90/75 90/75Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE „ Floridas 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governors of“ce and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging threeterm Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on 13 proposed constitutional amendments, ranging from property tax cuts to banning greyhound racing. The following are items of political interest from the past week:Party chairman bemoans bitter primaryTheres someone who is fed up with the barrage of negative television ads and campaigning so far this year: The head of the Republican Party of Florida. Blaise Ingoglia took to Twitter this week to say that Im really disappointed in all the negative campaigning going on between Republicans in the primary this year. We are better than this.Ž In a second tweet, Ingoglia added lets not help our opposition tomorrow by helping to destroy ourselves today.Ž Ingoglias plea came one day after a rancorous debate that witnessed the two GOP candidates for governor trade sharp blows with each other. U.S. Ron DeSantis accused Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam of lying, while Putnam maintained DeSantis was unquali“ed and ignorant about the demands of the job.As (already) seen on TVIt didnt take long for DeSantis to turn his appearance at a rally with President Donald Trump into a TV commercial. DeSantis released an ad this week that was entirely footage of the event. Its called Tough CookieŽ „ a reference to Trump introducing him at the Tampa event as a tough, brilliant cookie.Ž It ends with DeSantis pointing at the crowd as the words CONSERVATIVE WARRIORŽ appear on the screen and Trumps voice saying, Everybody needs to support Ron DeSantis.ŽAnd not so TrumpRepublican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo is being targeted by Democrats in a Miami-area district that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. So his message is a little bit different than most Republicans around Florida. Curbelo released a 15-second video ad that begins, We have to work across the aisle to get big things done in Washington, D.C. So I will never apologize for reaching across the aisle and working with all of my colleagues.ŽGotta have faithDemocratic candidate for governor Chris King told a Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg spoke of a highly weaponized strand of evangelical RepublicanismŽ and said he wants to use faith to convince the GOP to work with him to enact policy thats more in line with the teachings in the Bible. If youre wealthy and well-connected, Florida is a great place to live, but if you are not, this state can be a tough place to make a living,Ž King said. While the Bible has thousands of versus on caring for the needs of the poor, the immigrant, the sick, the least of these, I would argue that our states one-party Republican government has, in very intentional ways, made life more dif“cult, more dif“cult and more treacherous for them.Ž King said he considers it a sin not to provide health care for those who dont have it, and likewise the state isnt doing enough to provide homes for those who cant afford them. I believe that faith ... whether its coming from a mosque, or a synagogue, or a church, or another faith tradition „ in its purist and most noble form in the public square „ is about caring, serving, loving, sacri“cing for the bene“t of our neighbor,Ž he said.Stand by me? Not quiteState Rep. Julio Gonzalez is in a “erce battle with state Sen. Greg Steube in the Republican primary for U.S. House District 17, which will likely decide the congressman to replace retiring Tom Rooney. But does Gov. Rick Scott supporting Gonzalez? Gonzalez released a 30-second spot showing Scott praising Gonzalez at an event they both attended, but the event was for Scotts U.S. Senate campaign „ not an endorsement. Viewers wouldnt know it by the ad, in which an announcer says Join Governor Scott in support of pro-Trump, tax-cutting conservative Dr. Julio Gonzalez.Ž But Scotts campaign manager, Jackie Schutz, said Scott hasnt endorsed in the race.Faith and tough cookies: This week in Florida politics Candidate accused of lying about graduating, faking diplomaSARASOTA (AP) „ A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college and then producing a fake diploma after a website questioned her about it. Miami University in Ohio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that Florida House candidate Melissa Howard attended the school but never graduated. The school also says the diploma she produced doesnt match those issued in 1994 or 1996, the years she has claimed she graduated, or any year. The Republican businesswoman is running in the Aug. 28 primary. Her educational background was “rst questioned last week by the website Florida News Online. After she posted a photo of the diploma, the website brie”y took down its story and apologized, but the university then said her claim was false. We have no such record of a degree,Ž the universitys lawyer, Robin Parker, said in an email to the paper. Howards diploma says she graduated with a degree in marketing „ Parker says the university has never offered such a degree and that Howards major was retail. Also, Parker said while the university presidents signature is correct, another administrators signature would not have appeared on the diploma. Howard did not answer a call Sunday from The Associated Press. Her campaign consultant, Anthony Pedicini, told the newspaper in a text message Saturday that Howards husband had a cardiac eventŽ and that she is focused on her family „ not fake news.Ž Her campaigns Facebook page appears to have been removed.Workers find prehistoric bone in SWFLCAPE CORAL (AP) „ Construction workers in southwest Florida uncovered a mammoth or mastodon bone that could be 2 million years old. The News-Press in Fort Myers reports that workers found the upper arm bone earlier this summer while digging for a utility extension. The Florida Museum of Natural History said the bone doesnt have enough characteristics to determine if it were a mammoth or mastodon, elephant-like mammals that roamed the area starting about 2 million years ago until about 12,000 years ago.Newspaper hall of fame inducts Miami black publisherORLANDO (AP) „ The publisher of Miamis African-American newspaper during the Civil Rights era has been inducted into Florida Press Associations Newspaper Hall of Fame. Garth Reeves inherited The Miami Times from his family after serving in World War II, where the hypocrisy of “ghting for freedom while living in segregation at home angered him. The association says the Bahamian native exercised his clout to prick the conscience of other Miamians in order to bring about social justice.Ž The association says his paper provided an important perspective that other Miami newspapers often ignored.Ž The 99-year-old Reeves was unable to attend Fridays ceremony in Orlando.Girl dies after being struck by stray bulletJACKSONVILLE (AP) „ A 7-year-old Florida girl died when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet while sitting in a car with her family. Jacksonville police say Heydi Rivas Villanueva was sitting in a car with her father and a sibling Saturday night in a strip mall parking lot, awaiting her mother to get off work at a nearby restaurant. Police say two groups of men started shooting at each other nearby and a bullet struck her. The gunmen ”ed. Heydi died about three hours later at a hospital.Floridians line beaches to demand state stop water pollutionFORT MYERS (AP) „ Thousands lined Floridas beaches to demand state leaders stop future red tide outbreaks like the one killing sea life on the states Gulf Coast. Sundays Hands Along the WaterŽ events happened on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from the St. Petersburg area to Fort Myers to Fort Lauderdale. The stench on some beaches from animals killed by the current red tide outbreak caused protestors to wear breathing masks. The toxic algae bloom has overrun Floridas southern Gulf Coast this summer as thousands of dead “sh, hundreds of sea turtles, some dolphins and even a whale shark have washed ashore. There is debate over whether pollution worsened the outbreak. The state is also dealing with freshwater algae outbreak that is clogging canals connected to Lake Okeechobee. Its caused by fertilizer runoff. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATESTATE NEWS

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The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3Blast kills at least 39 civilians in Syrian rebel strongholdDAMASCUS, Syria (dpa) „ At least 39 civilians, including 12 children, were killed Sunday in a powerful explosion in a major rebel stronghold in Syria near the border with Turkey, a war monitor reported. The explosion took place inside an ammunition depot housed in a residential building in the town of Sarmada in the northwestern province of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The blast caused the multistory building to collapse, local activists said. A civil defense volunteer in Idlib put the death toll at over 50. He said at least 70 others were injured. Idlib is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an Islamist alliance led by an alQaida-linked group. In the past three years, thousands of rebels and their families have been moved from different parts of war-torn Syria to Idlib under agreements with the government.Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuateATHENS, Greece (AP) „ Greeces fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery. No casualties have been reported so far. Traffic on the main road that runs across the length of the 110-mile island has been stopped near the fire, police say. They urge people wishing to drive to Athens from northern Evia to use ferries to the mainland, which will operate throughout the night. Normally, drivers would cross a bridge at the narrowest point separating Evia from the mainland, which is south of the fires location. Greeces most devastating wild“re, at a seaside resort east of Athens on July 23, killed 94 people, with several more hospitalized in serious condition.Gas explosion in Pakistan coal mine kills 4, traps 13QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) „ Police in Pakistan say a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least four miners and trapped 13 others. Local police official Wajeet Khan says the blast happened Sunday in the village of Sanjdi, about 30 miles east of Quetta. He says rescuers have retrieved four bodies and that 13 other miners are missing and feared dead, with rescue operations hindered by the gas leak. Cave-ins and other mining accidents in Pakistan are often attributed to the poor enforcement of safety regulations.Kenya president urges citizens to arrest the corruptNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) „ Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging the nations young people to make citizens arrests of those suspected of corruption, a vice that is endemic in the country. Critics have called Kenyattas regime the most corrupt of the four leaders that Kenya has had since gaining independence from Britain in 1963. Kenyatta is in his second term after a disputed re-election victory last year and his administration has made a flurry of arrests of officials named in corruption scandals in recent weeks. The president said Sunday in the western Kenya town of Kisii during festivities to mark world youth day that young people should not be afraid to arrest the powerful. In his words, The power is in your hands to end this vice in this country.Ž HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD SAN ANTONIO (AP) „ The wife of the man who opened “re at a Texas church last November killing more than two dozen people before killing himself, says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting. In a series of interviews with the San Antonio Express-News, Danielle Kelley said her husband, Devin Kelley, behaved strangely detached that morning until he put their 2-year-old son in the bedroom and forced her into the bedroom, where he bound her to the bed using rope, handcuffs and tape as their son cried. She said Devin told her he loved her, kissed their 5-month-old daughter in her crib and told their son, Ill be right back.Ž He grabbed his ri”e and two handguns, donned military-style tactical gear and body armor, then left. Devin Kelley then went to First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and killed 25 people, more than half of whom were children. Authorities put the of“cial death toll at 26 because one of the victims was pregnant. Her adoptive mother, Michelle Shields, has said her son-in-law was controlling and abusive to her daughter, who often accepted the abuse. Danielle and Devin met when she was 13 and he was 17. Both came from unstable backgrounds. Danielle said her biological parents had abused her before Child Protective Services removed her and Michelle Shields adopted her as a 4-year-old. After he joined the Air Force and married another woman, they corresponded through letters. He was court-martialed for fracturing his stepsons skull, served time behind bars, was kicked out of the military and divorced. Devin and Danielle married in April 2014, when he was 23 and she was 19. In April 2016, he bought an assault-style ri”e and gathered more than a dozen magazines capable of holding 30 rounds of ammunition each. He grew more reclusive. When she persuaded him to attend church services, including at First Baptist, he would laugh during sermons. Devin was sick. He lost who he was. Because the real Devin wouldve never hurt babies. He was a family person. He would never have hurt anybody. He lost touch of reality,Ž Danielle said. After the shooting, he called his parents and told them to go to his house. He later frantically phoned Danielle, who put the call on speakerphone for his parents, who had untied her. I just shot up the Sutherland Springs church,Ž he said. They pleaded with him to stop. He was like I cant. Ive killed so many people „ so, so many people,Ž Danielle said. He kept saying how sorry he was.Ž He told them he wasnt going to make it home, that he loved them. They told him the same. Then the call ended.Church gunmans wife says he bound her to bed before deathsAt least 27 rescued after flash flood hits West Texas parkUVALDE, Texas (AP) „ At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused ”ash ”ooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. The Uvalde County Sheriffs Of“ce says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas. Helicopters were used to drop life jackets to those stranded by the rising waters before their rescues. No serious injuries were reported. The National Weather Service reports the 8 to 9 inches of rain fell over a three-hour period Sunday morning in the vicinity of the park, about 90 miles west of San Antonio. The Uvalde Fire Department and helicopters are sweeping the area for others needing rescue.National Guard troops providing manpower at states bordersPHOENIX (AP) „ In an attempt to stem a recent rise in drug traf“cking at Arizonas borders, National Guard troops are assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection of“cers with increased inspections. The Arizona Republic reported earlier this month that more than 40 Guard members have been helping U.S. Customs and Border Protection of“cers at the Nogales ports of entry south of Tucson for several weeks. Other smaller teams are stationed at Douglas and San Luis as part of Operation Guardian Support. Guard members are assisting by processing and inspecting passenger vehicles. 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Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018Dear Mr. Berko: Please explain convertible bonds. Were in our late 50s. We are not aggressive investors and own a $310,000 portfolio of stocks „ mostly utilities and other income stocks „ yielding 3 to 9 percent. A stockbroker tried to explain convertible bonds to us, but she just made it more confusing. Could you give us a simple explanation so we can have a clearer understanding? And could you recommend some convertible mutual funds to buy? We have about $21,000 to invest. „ PB, Waterloo, Iowa Dear PB: Convertible bond investments can be made to appear as complicated as differential equations or as simple as Simon. Sadly, the supposed experts enjoy complicating this subject by using recursive brute force and dynamic programming algorithms to explain how to choose attractive convertible bonds. So Ill just give you the Readers Digest version. It can be said of convertible bonds that they capture the best of both worlds. They have the safety and income of a plain vanilla corporate bond plus the upside potential of a common stock. Just like regular bonds, CBs are “xed-income investments and pay interest to investors twice a year. But unlike the case with regular bonds, as the underlying stock price increases, so does the market value of the CB. And unlike regular bonds, a CB gives an investor the option to convert his bond into common stock. Unlike common stock, a CB is not worthless if a company declares bankruptcy. CBs can only fall so far because all bonds have prior claims on assets. Another reason is that a CB has a maturity date, at which time the company is obligated to return the par value to each CB holder. Heres how it buries. Assume that Associated Bagel & Matzo issues a convertible bond at $1,000 with interest at 5 percent and that it will mature in November 2038. Then assume that the indenture on the ABM bond declares that the bond can be converted into 25 shares of common stock, which doesnt pay a dividend, any time between now and maturity in 2038. The conversion and break-even price ($1,000 divided by 25) is $40 a share. Assume youve owned a 5 percent $1,000 ABM CB for “ve years. Because it pays $50 interest annually, youve earned $250. Now assume that scientists have discovered that matzo and bagels cure cancer. Resultantly, ABM stock zooms above the $40 conversion price to $75, and the CB, because it converts to 25 shares, zooms to $1,875. Now you have various options. 1) You could tell the broker to convert your bond into 25 shares of stock worth $1,875. There would be no charge for the conversion, though some cheapskate brokerages might demand a conversion fee of $50 to $150. And though youd have a gain of $875 on your $1,000 ABM CB, there would be no tax on this conversion until you sold the stock. 2) Rather than convert, you could sell the ABM CB at $1,875 and make an $875 pro“t. 3) You could continue holding the CB to maturity, knowing it pays $50 interest annually because the stock pays no dividend. Some professionals believe that CBs give good balance and diversity to a long-term growth portfolio. There would be comfort in knowing that each time ABM stock rises $1, the CB would increase by $25. However, on the ”ip side, each $1 decline in ABM stock would reduce the CBs value by $25. Id recommend the following exchange-traded funds: The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (CWB-$53.78) has $4.7 billion in assets, and the dividend yields 3.9 percent. The iShares Convertible Bond ETF (ICVT-$59.15) has $200 million in assets, and the dividend yields 2.2 percent. And the First Trust SSI Strategic Convertible Securities ETF (FCVT-$30.40) has $161 million in assets and a 2.2 percent dividend. Or you could invest in individual convertibles by Wells Fargo, Intel, Bank of America and Herbalife. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com. To “nd out more about Malcolm Berko and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.Convertible bonds explained MalcolmBERKOCALMANACToday is Monday, Aug. 13 the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlins eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years.On this dateIn 1521 Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs. In 1792 French revolutionaries imprisoned the royal family. In 1846 the American flag was raised for the first time in Los Angeles. In 1932 Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out for all or nothing.Ž In 1942 Walt Disneys animated feature BambiŽ had its U.S. premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York, five days after its world premiere in London. In 1960 the first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1. The Central African Republic became totally independent of French rule. In 1967 the crime caper biopic Bonnie and Clyde,Ž starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, had its U.S. premiere; the movie, directed by Arthur Penn, was considered shocking as well as innovative for its graphic portrayal of violence. In 1979 Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals became the 14th player in major league baseball history to reach the 3,000th career hit plateau as his team defeated the Chicago Cubs, 3-2. In 1981 in a ceremony at his California ranch, President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions. In 1989 searchers in Ethiopia found the wreckage of a plane which had disappeared almost a week earlier while carrying Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, and 14 other people „ there were no survivors. In 2003, Iraq began pumping crude oil from its northern oil fields for the first time since the start of the war. Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of the 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing. Ten years ago: A man barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters in Little Rock and opened fire, killing state party chairman Bill Gwatney before speeding off in a pickup. (Police later shot and killed the gunman, Timothy Dale Johnson.) One year ago: In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump very stronglyŽ condemns individual hate groups such as white supremacists, KKK and neo-Nazis;Ž the statement followed criticism of Trump for blaming the previous days deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on many sides.Ž Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country, saying they felt compelled to respond to the white supremacist rally in Virginia. Todays birthdays Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 85. Actor Kevin Tighe is 74. Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 72. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 70. High wire aerialist Philippe Petit is 69. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 69. Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 63. Movie director Paul Greengrass is 63. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 59. TV weatherman Sam Champion is 57. Actress Dawnn (correct) Lewis is 57. Actor John Slattery is 56. Actress Debi Mazar is 54. Actress Quinn Cummings is 51. Actress Seana Kofoed is 48. Country singer Andy Griggs is 45. Actor Gregory Fitoussi is 42. Country musician Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive) is 40. Actress Kathryn Fiore is 39. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is 36. Actor Sebastian Stan is 36. Actor Eme Ikwuakor is 34. Pop-rock singer James Morrison is 34. Actress Lennon Stella is 19.Bible verseThe name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10. Run to Jesus before time runs out. Yet know not what a day may bring forth. My spirit will not always strive with man.Ž power grids so vital to todays technology-dependent society, said Thomas Zurbuchen, NASAs science mission chief. Parker, the probe, will start shattering records this fall. On its very “rst brush with the sun, it will come within 15.5 million miles, easily beating the current record of 27 million miles set by NASAs Helios 2 spacecraft in 1976. By the time Parker gets to its 22nd, 23rd and 24th orbits of the sun in 2024 and 2025, it will be even deeper into the corona and traveling at a record 430,000 mph. Nothing from planet Earth has ever gone that fast. Even Fox has dif“culty comprehending the missions derring-do. To me, its still mind-blowing,Ž she said. Even I still go, Really? Were doing that?Ž The 8-foot heat shield will serve as an umbrella that will shade the spacecrafts scienti“c instruments, with on-board sensors adjusting the protective cover as necessary so that nothing gets fried. A mission to get up close and personal with our star has been on NASAs books since 1958. The trick was making the spacecraft compact and light enough to travel at incredible speeds and durable enough to withstand the punishing environment. Weve had to wait so long for our technology to catch up with our dreams,Ž Fox said.SUNFROM PAGE 1NEW YORK (AP) „ President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute. Harley-Davidson drew Trumps wrath in June after the manufacturer announced it is moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe to facilities outside the U.S. The company blames the decision on tariffs imposed by the European Union to retaliate for tariffs Trump imposed on a host of EU products. On Sunday Trump tweeted that manyŽ Harley-Davidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. That followed Trumps meeting on Saturday with about 180 bikers who are part of a Bikers for TrumpŽ fan group at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson declined to comment. In July, Harley-Davidson said it expects new tariffs to cost the company as much as $100 million annually.Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott death was, he could have in”icted vastly more damage had he been so inclined. Potential targets included tens of thousands of fans assembling at Safeco Field, about 12 miles away, for a sold-out Pearl Jam concert just as he took off. 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 Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines, told a news conference Saturday. The plane was a Bombardier Q400, a turboprop that seats 76 people, owned by Horizon Air, part of Alaska Airlines. It had been parked at a cargo and maintenance area for the night after arriving from Victoria, British Columbia, earlier in the day. Russell, a 3 1/2-year Horizon employee, worked as a ground service agent. His responsibilities included towing and pushing aircraft for takeoff and gate approach, de-icing them, and handling baggage. Authorities said he used a tractor to rotate the plane 180 degrees, positioning it so that he could taxi toward a runway. They said its not clear whether he had ever taken ”ight lessons or used ”ight simulators, or where he gained the skills to take off. The plane didnt require a key, but it did require buttons and switches to be activated in a particular order. His 75-minute ”ight during the golden twilight took him south and west, toward the Olympic Mountains. As a ”ight controller tried to persuade him to land, he wondered aloud about whether he had enough fuel to make it to the Olympics, talked of the beautiful view, and said he had a lot of people who cared about him, apologizing for what he was doing. He complimented the controller: You are very calm, collect, poised,Ž he said. He said ”ying was a blastŽ and that he didnt need much help: Ive played some video games before.Ž You think if I land this successfully Alaska will give me a job as a pilot?Ž he joked. He also told the controller he wasnt really planning on landingŽ the aircraft, and he described himself as just a broken guy.Ž Authorities sent “ghter jets to escort him, and the controller repeatedly tried to direct him to runways. But the plane slammed into tiny Ketron Island, a sparsely populated island southwest of Tacoma. Russell went by BeeboŽ on social media. On his Facebook page, which had limited public access, he said he was from Wasilla, Alaska; lived in Sumner, Washington; and was married in 2012. In a humorous YouTube video he posted last year, he talked about his job and included videos and photos of his travels. I lift a lot of bags. Like a lot of bags. So many bags,Ž he said. Russells family said in a statement that they were stunned and heartbroken. They said its clear Russell didnt intend to harm anyone, and he was right in saying that there are so many people who loved him.ŽPLANEFROM PAGE 1the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help “re“ghters get even more containment,Ž Tolmachoff said. They should make better progress over the next couple of days.Ž Theyll need to, with temperatures, expected to again reach 100 degrees or more by the end of the week. The Holy Fire „ named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began last Monday „ is one of nearly 20 blazes burning across California as the state sees earlier, longer and more destructive wild“re seasons because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into forests. With “re“ghters beginning to get a better handle on the blaze, they began to lift evacuation orders over the weekend for areas previously in its path, said Tolmachoff, who did not have exact numbers. More than 20,000 people were reportedly told to evacuate at one point. Aircraft have made ”ight after ”ight, dumping water and bright pink retardant on the blaze to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities near the ”ames. The man accused of deliberately starting the “re appeared in court on Friday, but his arraignment was postponed. Forrest Clark, 51, made several outbursts, claiming his life was being threatened and saying the arson charge against him was a lie. A court commissioner ordered his bail to remain at $1 million. Elsewhere, the largest “re ever recorded in California „ the Mendocino Complex „ burning north of Sacramento destroyed more than 100 homes. It was nearly 70 percent contained Saturday. Updated containment “gures were not immediately available on Sunday. On Saturday it had covered 508 square miles. The two-week-old Carr Fire that killed eight people and burned more than 1,000 homes was more than 50 percent contained on Saturday.WILDFIREFROM PAGE 1 North Slope was in 1995 at magnitude 5.2, West told the newspaper. The jump from a 5.2 to Sundays 6.4 is signi“cant because earthquakes rapidly grow in strength as magnitude rises, he said. Thats why at 6.4 this changes how we think about the region,Ž West said. Its a little early to say how, but its safe to say this earthquake will cause a re-evaluation of the seismic potential of that area.Ž The magnitude 6.5 earthquake was felt by workers at the oilproduction facilities in and around Prudhoe Bay, the News reported. The newspaper says that Alyeska Pipeline said the earthquake did not damage the trans-Alaska pipeline. The company says in a tweet that there are no operational concernsŽ related to the earthquake, but the pipeline will be inspected. At 7:14 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit another area in northern Alaska. The USGS says the earthquake hit a spot about 340 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Several aftershocks were reported across northern Alaska. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the earthquakes were felt across the eastern part of the states North Slope Borough and as far south as metro Fairbanks. The center adds that there are no reports of damage.EARTHQUAKEFROM PAGE 1FROM PAGE ONE

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The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Saturdays Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter is 4 years old and has, in the past ve days, developed measles. She was vaccinated at 9 months and has been treated with antibiotics, Tylenol and vitamin A supplements. What concerns me is that she is now experiencing seizures, even without a fever. They are not grand mal seizures, but simple ones. They have me worried. What can I do? „ G.A. ANSWER: Measles remains a serious disease in many parts of the world, with 90,000 deaths reported in 2016. Even in industrialized nations, there have been outbreaks involving tens of thousands of people infected. Vitamin A supplementation may be of value in those who are decient, and Tylenol can help keep the fever down, reducing the risk of febrile seizures. Otherwise, there are no eective antibiotics or other treatments for measles. When seizures occur in a child with measles in absence of fever, it can indicate a complication called encephalitis „ inammation of the brain. Children also may experience nausea and vomiting, and they usually have a headache. Confusion and sleepiness are other common symptoms. The diagnosis can be conrmed by an evaluation of the uid around the brain, the cerebrospinal uid, which is sampled via a needle inserted into the lower back. Conrmed encephalitis with measles is treated with steroids. This reduces the risk of permanent brain damage from the infection. Unfortunately, vaccination at 9 months is not adequate protection. Children's immune systems may not be able to fully respond to the vaccine so early. Children are recommended to have the measles vaccine at 12-15 months and again at 4 to 6 years in the United States. In countries where risk of measles mortality remains high, children are vaccinated at 9 months, then again at 15-18 months. During an outbreak, a dose may be given as early as 6 months old, in addition to the other two doses. DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with kidney disease and was advised to drink eight glasses of water daily. I can only get down three glasses. Is it OK to drink tea instead? Would vitamins help? „ E.K. ANSWER: From the standpoint of your kidneys, tea and coee count as water. Having adequate uid intake is important for your kidneys, but most people who aren't exercising or living in hot or dry environments don't need eight full glasses a day. Vitamins are not necessary for kidney health; however, people with advanced kidney disease often need a special form of vitamin D called calcitriol. DEAR DR. ROACH: I receive literature in the mail about a new miracle cure for enlarged prostate. The ads state that the new pills shrink the prostate back to normal. Is there such a pill, or is this a scam? I am afraid it is pills lled with drywall dust. „ B.F. ANSWER: I'm afraid it's more likely to be a scam than real, but there are a few herbal therapies that have been shown to help „ but not cure „ enlarged prostate glands in men. Saw palmetto is well-known, but most recently was found to be no better than placebo. Betasitosterol, cernilton and Pygeum africanum all are plant extracts with some evidence of benet, at least when it comes to symptoms. You are quite correct that without independent laboratory verication, there is no way to be sure of the quality and purity of dietary supplements. They are not regulated the way prescription drugs (or even foods) are.DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "James" for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. The problem is James' mother. She's well meaning, and she has always been incredibly sweet to me, but she has started texting and questioning me about how I am doing, regarding her son and the "trials" he brings to our relationship. Perhaps she asks out of concern for me, but it seems like she's trying to speak on his behalf or defend him somehow, which makes me feel awful. How can I explain to her that something which is meant to be as simple as "Are you doing OK?" is hurting me? „ Twisted Up DEAR TWISTED UP: Because you are uncomfortable with the way these conversations are going, respond that you are ne and ask her how SHE is doing. You do not have to engage in conversations with anyone who makes you uncomfortable, and if someone ventures into sensitive territory, you have every right to say you prefer not to discuss it and change the subject. DEAR ABBY: My husband is still working, although he will retire in a few years. We have been in our home since 1987. Our grandkids live four hours away, and we are thinking about moving near them. We have looked at "over55" communities, and the yards are small and treeless. I love my trees „ especially the magnolia my husband and sons planted many years ago. I also adore seeing all the birds and wildlife. How do other relocators handle the move? „ Getting Ready In Georgia DEAR GETTING READY: If what you will miss the most about your home is the trees, perhaps the over-55 communities in the area to which you are relocating are not for you. Take some time, talk with a real estate agent. However, if an over-55 community is a must, perhaps you can nd one that's near a park where you can go and enjoy the trees and wildlife. Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF concerns the downside of having a beachfront house: "Dear Heloise: Summer is drawing to a close „ thank heavens! My husband and I have a beach house, which we thoroughly enjoy. We bought it so my husband of 48 years could recover from a serious heart attack. What we don't enjoy are drop-in visits from people who think that they're staying the week or weekend. So, to people who feel free to drop in, please wait to be invited. This is a home, not a hotel. Show some respect for our privacy." „ A Reader in California Dear Heloise: I love growing tomatoes, but in my tiny yard, there's no room anymore. Any ideas? „ Barb O., Middlesboro, Ky. Barb, you can always grow cherry tomatoes in a hanging basket, or the larger varieties in a pot with a tomato cage. „ HeloiseMeasles vaccination schedule for kids has multiple doses Girlfriend questions texts from boyfriend's mother Rules of the beach houseHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby

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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being constantly up for critique is a grind, but at least you can take heart in the fact that this is a direct result of being known, signicant and integral to the lives of others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Youll be entering into new challenges, and you could really use a coach. There are behaviors that will be expected, and it will pay to know what they are and exactly how to execute them. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Theres an ancient part of your brain that couldnt care less about your hopes and dreams. It wants what it wants „ and now. Its completely irrational. Success depends on your ability to trick it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Should you punish yourself for a mistake? Your aim is to avoid repeating it, and you think the harshness would help you remember. It might indeed motivate you in the short term, but in the long term it would do the opposite. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You know what you want with great clarity and detail. You can see it in your imagination. Taking the time to visualize this again and again will help you have the willpower to overcome obstacles and prevail in weaker moments. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Get on your own side. Its important on days such as today, when youre taking on something new. Keep reminding yourself that youre just as worthy as anyone else whos done this before. With condence, youll excel. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love is a very real human need, but you cant eat it. However, with a degree of contentment, care and a sense of belonging, you will be relaxed, clever and resilient enough to gure out how to make money. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One great thing about the past is that it got you here. Another great thing about it is that the bad parts are over. So bless it and leave it back there, where it belongs. Better days are ahead. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To realize our full potential, our ego needs to shrink, not grow. The desire to feel special is understandable, yet no one should have to feel superior in order to feel worthy of respect and love. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Take a warm and understanding approach to yourself. Your suering wont lessen if youre hard on yourself. You wont overcome perceived shortcomings by merely demanding it. Try self-compassion instead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Accept yourself with an open heart. The constant need to assess how youre measuring up is exhausting and benets no one. Drop it and enjoy the sense of wholeness and oneness with others that follows. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The correctness of an action may be dicult to discern right now, as there are many facets to consider. Think in terms of doing whats helpful and whats useful instead of merely whats correct. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 13). Interesting meetups, family connections and professional alliances are part of the excellent social luck that visits you over the next 10 weeks. A change in what you oer the world will show you making a dream come true in November and making an important deal in June. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 28, 44, 3 and 19. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau

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The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley

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Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Monday, August 13, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERSBest-selling Books Week Ending 8/5/18HARDCOVER FICTION1. The President is MissingŽ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. ParadoxŽ by Catherine Coulter (Gallery Books) 3. The OutsiderŽ by Stephen King (Scribner) 4. Cottage by the SeaŽ by Debbie Macomber (Ballantine) 5. The Other WomanŽ by Daniel Silva (Harper) 6. SpymasterŽ by Brad Thor (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) 7. The Good FightŽ by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 8. The Perfect CoupleŽ by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) 9. All We Ever WantedŽ by Emily Griffin (Ballantine) 10. When Life Gives You LululemonsŽ by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster) 11. There ThereŽ by Tommy Orange (Knopf) 12. The Woman in the WindowŽ by A.J. Finn (William Morrow) 13. Clock DanceŽ by Anne Tyler (Knopf) 14. Little Fires EverywhereŽ by Celest Ng (Penguin) 15. Thrawn: AlliancesŽ by Timothy Zahn (Del Ray)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. The Russia HoaxŽ by Gregg Jarrett (Broadside) 2. Girl, Wash Your FaceŽ by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Nelson) 3. Liars, Leakers and LiberalsŽ by Jeanine Pirro (Center Street) 4. Magnolia TableŽ by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets (Morrow Cookbooks) 5. The Gutfeld MonologuesŽ by Greg Gutfeld (Threshold Editions) 6. The Donald J Trump Presidential Twitter LibraryŽ by The Daily Show.. (Random/Spiegel &Grau) 7. Death of a NationŽ by Dinesh DSouza (All Points) 8. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ChaosŽ by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada) 9. EducatedŽ by Tara Westover (Random House) 10. IndianapolisŽ by Vincent/Vladic (Simon & Schuster) 11. CalypsoŽ by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 12. The Soul of AmericaŽ by Jon Meachum (Random House) 13. The Plant Paradox CookbookŽ by Steven R. Gundry (Harper Wave) 14. Ive Been Thinking..Ž by Maria Shriver (Viking/Dorman) 15. Go Team Venture!Ž (Dark Horse)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. OriginŽ by Dan Brown (Anchor) 2. Dark in DeathŽ by J.D. Robb (St. Martins Paperbacks) 3. You Will PayŽ by Lisa Jackson (Zebra) 4. The Rooster BarŽ by John Grisham (Dell) 5. Wanted: Perfect PartnerŽ by Debbie Macomber (Harlequin) 6. End GameŽ by David Baldacci (Vision) 7. Legion of FireŽ by william W. Johnstone (Pinnacle) 8. EnigmaŽ by Catherine Coulter (Pocket) 9. Pale as DeathŽ by Heather Graham (Harlequin MIRA) 10. Murder in ParadiseŽ by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing) 11. Ranchers DreamŽ by B.J. Daniels (HQN) 12. Born to be WildeŽ by Eloisa James (Avon) 13. Sharp ObjectsŽ (Movie tie-in) by Gillian Flynn (Broadway) 14. Two by TwoŽ by Nicholas Sparks (Vision) 15. The Black BookŽ by Patterson/Ellis (Grand Central Publishing)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. Elinor Oliphant is Completely FineŽ by Gail Honeyman (Penguin) 2. LessŽ by Andrew Sean Greer (Back Bay) 3. OriginŽ by Dan Brown (Anchor) 4. Y is for YesterdayŽ by Sue Grafton (G.P. Putnams Sons) 5. A Column of FireŽ by Ken Follett (Penguin) 6. Instant Pot MiracleŽ (HMH) 7. Triple HomicideŽ by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing) 8. Crazy Rich AsiansŽ by Kevin Kwan (Anchor) 9. PachinkoŽ by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing) 10. The Sun and Her FlowersŽ by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMell) 11. The Rooster BarŽ by John Grisham (Dell) 12. The Odd is OutŽ by James Rallison (TarcherPerigee) 13. Into the WaterŽ by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 14. SapiensŽ by Yuval Noah Harari (Harper Perennial) 15. Sharp ObjectsŽ (Movie tie-in) by Gillian Flynn (Broadway)By JAKE COYLEAP FILM WRITERNEW YORK „ Adding to Hollywoods sizzling summer, the shark thriller The MegŽ opened well-above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. The MegŽ had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An AmericanChinese co-production between Warner Bros. and Chinas Gravity Pictures, it also debuted well overseas, taking in $50.3 million in China and totaling $96.8 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday. With an international cast led by Jason Statham and featuring Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson and Winston Chao, The MegŽ cost at least $130 million to make. Following hits like The ShallowsŽ and 47 Meters Down,Ž the shark movie „ 43 years after Steven Spielbergs JawsŽ „ has been showing surprising bite at the box of“ ce. Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros., said late summer was ideal timing for The Meg.Ž This was a fun, dumb popcorn movie that just looked interesting to the public everywhere around the world,Ž Goldstein said. We dug our heels in and said: This is the right time to go. The last movie, as kids are going back to school, all the big blockbusters have played off. Were in a space by ourselves.Ž Traditionally a sleepy time at the box of“ ce, August has helped cement a comeback summer for the movie business. Weekend business was up 25 percent from last year, and the summer is up 11.3 percent, according to comScore. For Warner Bros., which on Wednesday will release the highly touted Crazy Rich Asians,Ž The MegŽ is the studios best opening this year, besting even Spielbergs own Ready Player One.Ž After two weeks at No. 1, Mission: Impossible „ FalloutŽ slid to second place in its third weekend with $20 million. The Paramount Pictures release starring Tom Cruise has pulled in $162 million in three weeks. Lees critically acclaimed BlacKkKlansmanŽ also opened strongly with $10.8 million in 1,512 theaters. The Focus Features release, which took the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in May, was timed to the anniversary of the violent clashes between white nationalists and anti-racism counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lees “ lm, produced by Jordan Peele (Get OutŽ), is a true-life tale of AfricanAmerican police detective Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington, son of Denzel), who in 1979 in“ ltrated a Colorado Springs, Colorado, cell of the Ku Klux Klan. The anniversary of Charlottesville was something that was very key to Spike,Ž said Lisa Bunnell, Focus president of distribution. Its obviously a very emotional “ lm that re” ects the times. When audiences respond to that, its what cinema is all about. The state of the country is such that were all feeling really con” icted and alone. This movie is a call to action, and a movie that brings people together.Ž Its Lees best debut since 2006s Inside Man.Ž Sony Screen Gems PG-13rated Slender ManŽ didnt catch on the way some horror releases have this year. The “ lms 15 percent rottenŽ Rotten Tomatoes rating probably didnt help. Audiences also gave it a seldom seen D-minus CinemaScore. But with a $10 million budget, the tale of an internet-famous boogeyman has a quick path to pro“ tability for Sony. But the overall box of“ ce continues to be a roll, one that could continue next week with the landmark Crazy Rich Asians,Ž People are loving going to the movies right now, and I think the diversity of the content is really fueling a lot of enthusiasm,Ž said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. There are so many different types of movies that you can see from every genre, for every audience.Ž Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic “ gures will be released Monday. 1. The Meg,Ž $44.5 million ($96.8 million international). 2. Mission: Impossible „ Fallout,Ž $20 million. 3. Christopher Robin,Ž $12.4 million. 4. Slender Man,Ž $11.3 million. 5. BlacKkKlansman,Ž $10.8 million. 6. The Spy Who Dumped Me,Ž $6.6 million. 7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,Ž $5.8 million. 8. The Equalizer 2,Ž $5.5 million. 9. Hotel Transylvania 3,Ž $5.1 million. 10. Ant-Man and the Wasp,Ž $4 million.The Meg chomps $44.5M, BlacKkKlansman opens strong PHOTO BY RICHARD SHOTWELL/ INVISION/APSpike Lee arrives at the premiere of BlacKkKlansmanŽ on Wednesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. FILE PHOTO BY WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT VIA APThis “ le image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Jason Statham in a scene from the “ lm, The Meg.Ž The shark thriller The MegŽ became the latest success in Hollywoods sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box o ce estimates Sunday. By GARY THOMPSONTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER (TNS)ANTMAN AND THE WASP 2.5 stars. So-so sequel to the funny original has Ant-Man helping Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) rescuing the latters mother from a subatomic prison, with interference from a crook (Walter Goggins) and a mysterious woman known as Ghost (Hannah Kamen-Hones). Over-plotted, strains for laughs. Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne. 2 hrs. 5 PG-13 (violence)BLINDSPOTTING 2.5 stars. Timely movie about an Oakland man (Daveed Diggs) whose parole is jeopardized by his rambunctious best friend (Rafael Casal). A comedy with very serious undertones that takes a sidelong look at gentrification, aggressive policing, undercut somewhat by a credulity-straining conclusion. 1 hr. 35 R (language)DONT WORRY HE WONT GET FAR ON FOOT 3 stars. Gus Van Sant directs Joaquin Phoenix in a story about disabled cartoonist John Callahan and his battle with alcoholism. A well-acted story of recovery, featuring a noteworthy against-type turn from Jonah Hill, and contributions from Jack Black and Rooney Mara. 1 hr. 53 R (language)EIGHTH GRADE 3.5 stars. Stand-up comedian Bo Burnham, who became famous as a teen on YouTube, wrote and directed this insightful and funny movie about a shy 13-year-old girl (Elsie Fisher), raised by a single dad (Josh Hamilton) who uses her optimistic internet profile to figure out who she is. 1 hr. 33 R (language)THE EQUALIZER 2 2.5 stars. Denzel Washington returns as the semi-retired assassin/agent now using his skill set to help the powerless and the abused, this time avenging the death of a good friend. Slow-moving, but the usual boost from Washington and his gravitas. With Melissa Leo. 2 hrs. 9 R (violence)THE FIRST PURGE 2 stars. In this prequel to the popular if depraved franchise, the near-future fascist government holds its inaugural purge event, when citizens can commit crime with impugnity for 12 hours. This time, the focus is on a cynical, sadistic attempt to target a housing project. With Ylan Noel, Marisa Tomei. 1 hr. 37 R (violence)JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM2.5 stars. James Cromwell pays Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt to rescue dinosaurs about to be destroyed in a volcanic eruption, and after many twists and turns, they all end up in a gothic castle imperiled by a genetically engineered super-predator. Humans are on the menu, but this sequel feels more like an appetizer than a full meal. With Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, B.D. Wong and Rafe Spall. 2 hrs. 9 PG-13 (violence)LEAVE NO TRACE 3 stars. Debra Graniks absorbing story, loosely based on fact, of a veteran (Ben Foster) found living, rather successfully, in the woods with his daughter (Thomasin McKenzie), and the efforts of Oregon officials to find a suitable home for them. Well-acted by McKenzie and Foster, and lyrically told by Granik. 1 hr. 49 PGMAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN 2.5 stars. Amanda Seyfried is renovating the Greek hotel of her mother (Meryl Streep) ahead of a big re-opening. More ABBA music, more sunny romance, as the movie splits time between its contemporary story and flashbacks to the lives of the characters 30 years earlier. Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Cher joins the party. 1 hr. 43 PG-13 (some suggestive material)MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT3 stars. The globetrotting IMF team (Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg), assigned to work with a CIA guy (Henry Cavill) tries to keep stolen plutonium out of the hands of terrorists, confronting an old nemesis (Sean Harris), a mysterious new figure (Vanessa Kirby). Lots of old school action, plenty of outrageous plot turns, all in good fun. With Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett. 2 hrs. 27 PG-13 (violence)RBG3 stars. Brisk, informative, often moving documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at its best when recounting her remarkable biography, and the successful legal arguments she has made to advance womens rights in the United States. With Gloria Steinem. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. 1 hr. 37 PGSKYSCRAPER 2 stars. Dwayne Johnson in a Die-Hard, uh, homage, about a building security expert who enters a burning tower to save his wife (Neve Campbell) and kids and deal with a bunch of armed bad guys. Decent action, if you can get past the silly script. 1 hr. 42 PG-13 (violence)SORRY TO BOTHER YOU 3 stars. Wild comedy from rapper/activist Boots Riley about a phones sales worker (Lakeith Stanfield) who personal success puts him in conflict with other employees who want to unionize. Not all the crazy ideas work, but there are enough to sustain the movie. With Danny Glover, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer. 1 hr. 49 R (language) Capsule film reviews

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By Matt BakerTamba Bay TimesGAINESVILLE „ The Florida Gators continued preseason camp Saturday with two and a half hours of practice that were fully open to the media. A few observations: Running back Malik Davis (Jesuit High) looks fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered against Georgia. Hillsborough Countys all-time leading rusher moved well, cut well and had no problem absorbing hits. Davis was second on the team with 526 rushing yards last year, despite only playing in seven games. It looks as if hell be part of a running back corps thats one of the Gators strengths. Cornerback depth looks like a concern. UF was down to four scholarship cornerbacks Saturday. That doesnt leave much wiggle room in case of injury or other attrition. The lack of depth there made it a little hard to evaluate quarterbacks „ did the quarterback make a great throw to help get a receiver open, or was the coverage lacking? Feleipe Franks seemed sharper than Kyle Trask, who struggled early while wearing a glove on his throwing hand. He removed the glove later in practice. UFs top two receivers remain the two transfers, Van Jefferson (Ole Miss) and Trevon Grimes (Ohio State). The Gators havent yet announced whether Jefferson has been granted a waiver for immediate eligibility by the SEC (although both have been cleared by the NCAA). Assuming Jefferson can play, hell be a big target for Franks/Trask. This isnt new, but its still interesting to see T.J. McCoy working as the third-string center after starting nine games there last year. Redshirt junior Nick Buchanan has been working with the starters at that position; he appeared in three games over his first three seasons.By Greg AumanTamba Bay TimesBucs fans who stayed to the very end of Saturdays practice might have been disappointed to see a long field goal attempt by Chandler Catanzaro come up short. That was by design. The Bucs had receiver Adam Humphries parked in the back of the end zone, ready to return a miss on a long field goal. Its another case of Bucs coach Dirk Koetter taking time to practice every possible scenario his team might face during a game, so theyre better prepared when it actually happens. As we know from the college game, that could be a season-changing play,Ž Koetter said, referencing the famous Kick SixŽ play in the 2013 Alabama-Auburn game, where Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards with no time remaining to give the Tigers an incredible win. Thats just one of the many things that youve got to cover in training camp.Ž In this case, Koetter was making sure his field-goal unit got work on covering such a rare return. He said a situation like the Bucs late 53-yard field goal Thursday, in a normal game, would have the Bucs place a player in the end zone in a regular-season situation if the opponent were kicking. You may have forgotten, but the Bucs and Humphries have realgame experience in such a scenario. In the final game of the 2016 season, Carolinas Graham Gano lined up for a 58-yard field goal with 0:02 left in the first half, and COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FLORIDAFive thoughts from Gators practiceNFL: BUCCANEERS Bucs practicing missed “ eld goal returnsTAMPA BAY TIMESThe Bucs Adam Humphries has returned a missed field goal in a regular-season game, getting 76 yards against the Panthers in the 2016 season finale before he was brought down. Associated PressBrazil soccer great Ronaldo said on Sunday that he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on social media that everything is under control nowŽ and that he expects to return home on Monday. Ronaldo won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, the striker scoring eight goals at the tournament to take the Golden Boot. He spends much of his time in Spain, where he played briefly at Barcelona and at Real Madrid between 2002 and 2007. SOCCER Brazil great Ronaldo hopes to leave hospital on MondayRonaldo Monday, August 13, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports € @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | Swimming 2 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Tennis 6 | Auto Racing 6 | By JIM ARMSTRONGAssociated PressMAKUHARI, Japan „ Kelsey Stewart drove in the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as the United States beat Japan 7-6 in the final of the womens world softball championship on Sunday. Stewarts single down the third base line scored the runner from third as the defending champions rallied with three runs in the tenth off Japan starter Yukiko Ueno. Aubree Monroe and Michelle Moultrie also drove in runs in the tenth. They always find a way to come back,Ž said U.S. coach Ken Eriksen. I tell them dont get too wrapped up in what your swings looks like, what your pitch is supposed to do. Just play softball.Ž The tournament doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. secured its spot in the Olympics earlier Sunday when Japan beat Canada 3-0. Japan is automatically in the 2020 tournament as SOFTBALL: USA 7, JAPAN 6US beats Japan in “ nal of softball world championshipAP PHOTOU.S. team members celebrate their 10th inning victory over Japan during the Womens Softball World Championship final game Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo. SEE RONALDO, 3 SEE SOFTBALL, 3 SEE BUCS, 3CHECKING OUT THE SIGHTS Russian scenic swim Page 2 By DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressST. LOUIS „ Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go with his back-toback U.S. Open titles. And it still felt „ and sounded „ like he was playing second billing to Tiger Woods. With roars for Woods unheard anywhere this side of Augusta National, Koepka kept his cool and ran off two birdies on the back nine at Bellerive with Adam Scott tied for the lead and Woods one shot behind. Koepka closed with a 4-under 66 for a twoshot victory, making him only the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. The crowds here, they let you know whats going on,Ž Koepka said with a big grin. The beginning of the back nine, I could hear all the roars. When Tiger started making his little run, and Scotty made his run, it got loud.Ž Even with two bogeys, Woods shot 64 for his lowest final round in a major. I played hard,Ž Woods said. I made a bit of a run. It looks like Im going to come up a little short.Ž Koepka was responsible for that. After wasting one chance to put it away, Koepka ran kept GOLF: PGA CHAMPIONSHIPKoepka holds o Woods to win PGA ChampionshipAP PHOTOBrooks Koepka lifts the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. SEE PGA, 3

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Page 2 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, August 13, 2018 / The Sun Staff reportsThe Stone Crabs stumbled out of the gate, and weren't able to recover, as they gave up seven runs in the 2nd inning, and lost 11-4 to the Dunedin Blue Jays Sunday afternoon at the Charlotte Sports Park. The Stone Crabs would answer back in the bottom of the frame, scoring twice to reduce the deficit to five runs. Left fielder Joey Roach singled to left to plate catcher Rene Pinto. Second baseman Jermaine Palacios would ground into a double play, plating third baseman Kevin Padlo for Charlotte's two runs. The Blue Jays would build an 11-2 lead, with the next Stone Crabs response coming in the 6th inning. Roach and Pinto would once again factor into the scoring, with the former Georgia State Panther's single to right delivering Pinto home. Andrew Miller's soft single to right in the 7th inning, plated Vidal Brujan, who drew three walks Sunday. Robbie Tenerowicz swiped his eighth base and Vidal Brujan his fourth in Sunday's contest. Josh Fleming started for the Stone Crabs, but failed to get out of the second inning, yielding seven runs on eight hits, while striking out two and walking one in 1.2 innings of work. He was relieved by Jhonleider Salinas, who came to the Rays organization in the Brandon Guyer trade, gave up four runs in 3.1 innings. 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PETERSBURG, Russia „ More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have stroked their way through one of Russias most scenic and historic settings on Sunday, circling the St. Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress. The 2.3-kilometer (1.42-mile) circuit „ which some swam twice „ took them around the iconic site noted for the needle-thin golden church spire that rises 122 meters (402 feet) high. The cathedral is where most Russian czars since Peter the Great are buried. It is a tough swim not only for its length, but because of strong currents and seaweed in the Neva River. Yelena Vodolazova, 46, of St. Petersburg says it was not only a physical challenge for oneself but also an unforgettable experience of swimming in such beautiful historical location where swimming is normally restricted.Ž SWIMMING600 take the plunge in unusual St. Petersburg swimAP PHOTOPeople swim after the mass start in the Neva River in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. More than 600 swimmers from 13 countries have swum their way through one of Russias most scenic and historic settings, circling the St. Petersburg island that holds the Peter and Paul Fortress. By CIARAN FAHEYAssociated PressBERLIN „ The 18-yearold Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Swedens Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under20 world record of 6.05 meters. He set it at 5.95 before breaking it twice and extended his own personal best by 12 centimeters. I just knew I need to go higher to solve it. It was crazy and pretty tough for me as I just improved my PB,Ž Duplantis said. I had to switch the poles at the hi g her hei g hts for the ones I have never used before in the competition.Ž World record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France finished with bronze after reaching 5.95 meters, behind Russian Timur Morgunov with a personal best 6 meters. Duplantis rivals, led by Lavillenie, were already congratulating him after he had cleared 6 meters. Duplantis had trained with Lavillenie in France and the 31-year-old shared in the young Swedes celebrations. What he did today was just amazing,Ž Lavillenie said. Asher-Smith, who had already won the womens 100 and defended her 200 title, led Britain to gold in the 4x100 rela y She overtook her Dutch and German rivals on the final straight as Britain won in a world-leading 41.88 seconds. Im glad I was the last one to run, it was easy,Ž the 22-year-old Asher-Smith said. Britain also claimed gold in the mens 4x100, ahead of Turkey in second and the Netherlands. German y s hopes took a tumble in the heats when Lukas Jakubczyk brought teammate Julian Reus down on the final change. Jakubczyk left the stadium with bandages around his head, arms and shoulders, while Reus injured his shoulder. Its bitter because we were well placed in the race,Ž teammate Patrick Domo g ala said. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: TRACK & FIELDDuplantis sets U20 record at Euros; 3rd gold for Asher-Smith By STEPHEN WADEAssociated PressTOKYO „ Theyve added a new swimming event to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics „ the 1,500 meter freestyle „ and Katie Ledecky plans to be racing it. This could pose a problem, even for the five-time Olympic champion and 14-time world champion. She won the 200, 400, and 800 two years ago in Rio de Janeiro. Now add to that the 1,500. So is Ledecky planning to perhaps drop the 200, maybe her weakest race, and focus on the longer distances? She lost the 200 a few days ago in the Pan Pacific Championships, her only blemish on a strong showing this week in the Japanese capital. I dont anticipate trying to drop any of them,Ž she said Sunday after winning the 1,500 at the Pan Pacs on the final day of the four-day meet. The meet serves as a dress rehearsal for the Olympics in two years and is the biggest meet of the year for swimmers from the Pacific region. It was held at the Tatsumi swimming center, which is only a five-minute walk from the new Olympic aquatic center under construction. It should be completed early in 2020. Certainly Ledecky wont drop the 1,500. Her time of 15 minutes, 38.97 seconds, was the 10th fastest in history. She now owns nine of the top 10 times in that event „ and the world record. Its something that makes training really challenging and exciting for me to compete in the shorter races,Ž she said. So I have no plans of dropping anything. Plans could change, but I think I still have a lot in me.Ž As a trial for Tokyo, Ledecky is likely to swim all four next year in the world championships in South Korea. I think Im very experienced swimming those events,Ž she said. I think I know how to manage my races and manage my energy.Ž The United States was overpowering in the pool at the Pan Pacs „ especially on the final day. The meet wraps up Tuesday with the outdoor distance events. The Americans won 18 gold medals, ahead of Australia with eight and Japan with six. The Americans also led the overall medal table with 43. China, the Pacifics other swim power, largel y skipped the meet to focus on the Asian Games, which open in a few days in Jakarta, Indonesia. The meet was extra important for American Ryan Murphy. He took the 200 backstroke in 1:53.57, edging Japanese Ryosuke Irie in 1:55.12 and American Austin Katz in 1:56.00. Murphy also won the 100 backstroke earlier in the meet. It was nice to be in Tokyo, and I really wanted to have a good meet here,Ž Murphy said. You know, Im a little superstitious. Hopefully this bodes well for me leading into 2020. Swimming well in a pool here, I think I can swim well in a pool thats two blocks away.Ž SWIMMING: PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPSLedecky to tackle all 4 distances in TokyoMLB: BLUE JAYS 2, RAYS 1Another strong Tyler Glasnow start, but Rays fall to Blue JaysBy KEEGAN MATHESONTampa Bay TimesTORONTO „ The Rays might just be on to something with Tyler Glasnow. In his third start since coming over from Pittsburgh in the Chris Archer deal, the towering right-hander pitched five strong innings to continue his strong debut with the Rays, who fell 2-1 to the Blue Jays on Sunday in yet another one-run game but still leave town with a series win. Glasnows standout moment of the game came in the bottom of the fourth with a runner on third base and one out. The Rays shifted their infield to the left and pinched it in with Randal Grichuk at the plate, but Glasnow managed to handle it himself. Grichuk chased a breaking ball for strike two, then struck out on another breaking ball that was buried in the dirt. Glasnow ended the inning with a swinging strikeout of Teoscar Hernandez when he reached back for a 98.7 mph fastball on the outside edge. Glasnow let his emotions break through with that final strike, too, as he skipped off the mound with an audible slap of his glove. Kevin Cash gave Glasnow the opportunity to go out for the bottom of the sixth but quickly went to the bullpen after Glasnow walked the leadoff batter. Jose Alvarado allowed a double to pinch-hitter Kevin Pillar, and both runs eventually came home to put the Blue Jays out in front. Torontos second run of the inning came on a bangbang play at the plate involving reliever Ryne Stanek. With runners on the corners at that point, Grichuk hit a slow roller 10 feet in front of home plate. The moment that Michael Perez threw to first to get Grichuk, Kevin Pillar broke home from third and narrowly beat Staneks tag with a head-first slide. Over his five-plus innings of work, Glasnow was charged with that one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out out six. He has had starts of three, four and five innings since joining the Rays, so Glasnow should be close to taking on a full starters workload in his next outing. After struggling with control issues in the majors and minors, Glasnow did well to stay around the zone again with 48 strikes on 79 pitches. He has issued just three walks over 12 innings with the Rays. Ryan Yarbrough finished the game for Tampa Bay with two innings of scoreless relief, where he allowed one hit and struck out one. Yarbrough was working on extra rest, too, since his last outing came Aug. 5 against the White Sox. Willy Adames put the Rays on the board in the top half of the fourth inning on a fullcount single off Marcus Stroman. Joey Wendle had singled to lead off the inning, then advanced a base on ground outs from Ji-Man Choi an d Kiermaier. Adames ripped the sixth pitch he saw just past the glove of diving Aledmys Diaz at shortstop for the RBI. The closest the Rays came after that was in the top of the seventh, with runners on the corners and two outs. Mallex Smith sliced a ball down the leftfield line than fell just inches foul, but he grounded out to second base on the next pitch he saw to end the inning. SPORTS ON TVGOLF 6 p.m. GOLF „ Wolrld Long Drive Tour, Tennessee Big Shots, at Kingport, Tenn. HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 „ Saratoga Live, Saratoga Dew (NYB), at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. MLB „ Miami at Atlanta 7 p.m. ESPN „ N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees 10 p.m. MLB „ Regional coverage, San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers OR Arizona at Texas (joined in progress) SOCCER 7:30 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Spain vs. United States, at Dinan-Lhon, France 10:30 a.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group D, Germany vs. Haiti, at Vannes, France 12:30 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group C, Japan vs. Paraguay, at Vannes, France (same-day tape) 6 p.m. FS2 „ Women, FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Group stage: Group D, China vs. Nigeria, at Dinan-Lhon, France (same-day tape) SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League Softball World Series, Game 21, at Portland, Ore. 4 p.m. ESPN2 „ Little League Softball World Series, Game 22, at Portland, Ore. 7 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Little League Softball World Series, Game 23, at Portland, Ore. 10 p.m. ESPNEWS „ Little League Softball World Series, Game 24, at Portland, Ore.

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The Sun / Monday, August 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3Koetter had Humphries in the end zone. Hum p hries fielded the kick and nearly pulled off his own kick-six, returning it 76 yards to the Carolina 33 before he was brought down. I almost took that to the house,Ž Humphries recalled. I ran out of juice at about the 50-yard line, but its a weird play that can come up in that situation, so weve got to be prepared for it. Coach Koetter does a great job of that, and our special-teams (coach Nate Kaczor). ƒ Youve got to rep them or when they come up in a game, youre going to be lost.ŽBUCSFrom Page 1host. Softball and baseball were dropped from the Olympic program after the 2008 Beijing Games but have been restored for 2020. Sundays final was a re-match of the gold medal game at the 2008 Olympics that Japan won by a score of 3-1. Ueno also went the distance in the win over Canada, striking out seven while giving up four hits and no walks. Eriksen paid tribute to Ueno, who pitched a total of 17 innings in hot and humid weather on Sunday. There are not many pitchers who could do what she did,Ž said Eriksen. It shows you how great she is. We got fortunate that she ran out of gas at the end, her ball wasnt moving as much as it was in the last inning.Ž Monica Abbott, the fifth U.S. pitcher used, picked up the win despite giving up two runs on one hit over the final two innings. The countries that dont qualify for the six-team Olympic competition at the worlds might have a second chance at continental tournaments next year.SOFTBALLFrom Page 1He retired from football in 2011 at Brazils Corinthians. Ronaldo owns a football marketing agency in Brazil and occasionally works as a pundit at TV Globo. Caca Ferrari, a spokesman for the former player, told The Associated Press that Ronaldos tweets in Portuguese and Spanish will be his only public comments on his admission to hospital. Ferrari denied media reports that claimed Ronaldo was first admitted to an intensive care unit in Spain and then moved to another hospital. He confirmed the Brazilian was on vacation. Brazils UOL Esporte website said Ronaldo was first admitted at Ibizas Can Misses hospital and later transferred to the Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Neither hospital replied to requests for comment from the AP.RONALDOFrom Page 1AP PHOTOJapans pitcher Yukiko Ueno, in the white jersey, reacts to a walk-off loss as U.S. team members, in the red jerseys, celebrate their 10th inning victory after defeating Japan in the Womens Softball World Championship final game Sunday Aug. 12, 2018 in Makuhari, east of Tokyo. By DAVID GINSBURGAssociated PressBALTIMORE „ The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland offensive lineman who died after a strenuous offseason workout is calling for Terrapins football coach DJ Durkin to be fired, citing the abusive culture of the program and the teams failure to properly react after Jordan McNair fell ill on the practice field. The 19-year-old McNair was hospitalized May 29 and died June 13. McNair family attorney Billy Murphy Jr. said Sunday hes seen the preliminary death certificate and has concluded, This is an obvious heatstroke case.Ž Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday in the wake of reports that he and his staff verbally abused and humiliated players since his arrival in College Park, Maryland, two years ago. Coach Durkin should be fired immediately,Ž Murphy said. His conduct and the conduct of the coaches was reprehensible. They were not prepared ... to deal with a heatstroke incident.Ž Murphy also contended the climate of the program was all wrong, and cannot be corrected unless Durkin is no longer part of it. Durkin fostered a horrible culture,Ž Murphy said, that included physical and verbalŽ abuse of players. And the third reason he ought to be fired is: How are you going to have a viable football program as long as it is possible for him to become the coach again?Ž Murphy said. Murphy has not yet filed a lawsuit against the school on behalf of the family, but said thats only a matter of time. Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to head an independent investigation, which is expected to be available by Sept. 15. In the best of all possible worlds we want to wait until that investigation is released,Ž Murphy said. Maryland has put two high-ranking members of the athletic training staff on administrative leave. Murphy said an investigation by his law firm determined the teams head trainer, Wes Robinson, was on the scene when McNair collapsed. We have corroborated facts that Wes Robinson made completely callous statements to Jordan McNair as he was suffering from heatstroke, as his temperature was rising to 106 degrees,Ž Murphy said. He yelled at Jordan McNair, Drag (your butt) across the field. That is absolutely reprehensible and completely reflects the culture that were saying and has been pervading the University of Maryland.Ž Keisha Staples, the mother of junior defensive back Antoine Brooks Jr., said after McNairs death the parents major concern was with the Maryland training staff. Staples said parents she is closest with believed Maryland addressed those concerns by putting Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall on leave. She had no issues with Durkin, and had little interaction with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who was also placed on leave Saturday. Brooks has never complained about either coach, Staples said. From all the parents that I know personally, theyre in full support of coach Durkin.Ž Staples said parents of players have been reaching out to athletic director Damon Evans to arrange a meeting with him and other university personnel to discuss Durkins situation. Regardless, its too late to correct what happened to McNair on a hot spring day in College Park, Maryland. I think the coaches expected this to be a severe workout because it was their opportunity to find out who was in what shape for football,Ž said Malcolm Ruff, an associate of Murphy, Falcon and Murphy. Ice baths should have been there. Thats the real issue here. You have a young man who is 19 years old who has his entire life ahead of him, but instead of recognizing those symptoms the University of Maryland attempted to re-insert him back into practice.Ž Murphy said the law firm knows of this because, we have spoken to several of the players, and this what they said happened.Ž COLLEGE FOOTBALL: MARYLANDMcNair lawyer calls f or Maryland coach DJ Durkin to be “ redAP PHOTODurkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday in the wake of reports that he and his staff verbally abused and humiliated players since his arrival in College Park, Maryland, two years ago. attacking flags and ran in birdie putts of 10 feet on No. 15 and 7 feet on No. 16 to end the drama. He tapped in for par on the final hole to set the PGA Championship scoring record at 264. It also tied the major championship record that Henrik Stenson set at Royal Troon two years ago in the British Open. Koepka has won three of the last six majors he played, and two of three this year alone. He joined Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen as the only players to win the two U.S. majors that rotate to different courses in the same year. The 28-year-old Floridian also joined Jordan Spieth, Woods, Nicklaus and Tom Watson as the only players with three majors before turning 30 since World War II. Scott hung around by making big putts, just like he hoped, and was tied for the lead until Koepkas birdies. Scott missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-5 17th that would have pulled him to within one shot „ right after Koepka missed from the same range „ and then made bogey on the 18th for a 67 to finish alone in third. The St. Louis fans waited 17 years to see Woods „ he last was at Bellerive when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks canceled a World Golf Championship „ and he delivered a performance that took golf back in time. Thomas Bjorn might have seen it coming. Earlier in the week, as he was cleaning out his locker after withdrawing with an injury, he thought back to Woods getting into contention at Carnoustie last month at the British Open. He recognized who that guy was that day,Ž Bjorn said. Woods was relentless, pumping fists, raising the putter in his left hand, making birdies and charging toward a finish that caused pure pandemonium among one of the largest and noisiest crowds at a major. Without hitting a fairway on the front nine, Woods cut the four-shot deficit to two. Dialed in on the back nine, he dropped an approach into 4 feet on No. 12, got within one shot with a 10-foot birdie on the par-3 13th and, after a bad drive led to bogey, he answered with another approach that hit a foot from the hole. That was as good as it got. Facing the most important drive of the day on the par-5 17th, Woods sent it sailing to the right and it embedded in a hazard along the banks of a creek. He did well to advance it, but had to save par from a bunker. Behind him, Koepka holed his two birdie putts. Woods and Koepka played nine holes of a practice round on Wednesday, and the 14-time major champion knew what he was up against. Its tough to beat when the guy hits it 340 down the middle,Ž Woods said. What he did at Shinnecock, just bombing it, and then hes doing the same thing here. ... And when a guys doing that and hitting it straight, and as good a putter as he is, its tough to beat.Ž Koepka never imagined a year like this. He missed four months at the start of the year when a partially torn tendon in his left wrist, causing him to sit out the Masters. He outlasted good friend Dustin Johnson at Shinnecock Hills to become the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years. And now this. Koepka joked about working out in a public gym this week with Dustin Johnson and not being recognized. He has been motivated by more serious moments, from being left off the notable scoresŽ section of TV coverage at tournaments and even last week, when he was not summoned for a TV interview to preview the PGA Championship. He now is No. 2 in the world, with a shot at overtaking Johnson in two weeks when the FedEx Cup playoffs start. Justin Thomas also had a chance to join Woods as the only back-toback PGA champions in stroke play, and he was tied for the lead briefly on the front nine when Koepka missed fairways and made two straight bogeys. Thomas turned birdie into bogey at the turn with a three-putt from 5 feet, and he missed a short par putt on the 14th to fall back. He shot 68 and tied for sixth. Even with 17 players separated by three shots at one point on the front nine, everyone had to catch Koepka, Woods included.PGAFrom Page 1AP PHOTOTiger Woods reacts to sinking a birdie putt on the ninth green. AP PHOTOBrooks Koepka is cheered on the 18th green as he wins the PGA Championship golf tournament a t Bellerive Country Club.

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Acunalf311210.271 Albies2b411102.277 Freeman1b422000.320 Markakisrf412201.327 Camargo3b401100.259 Inciartecf400000.249 Flowersc321001.239 Swansonss311210.239 Newcombp000000.057 a-Flahertyph100001.228 Jacksonp000000.000 c-Duvallph100001.201 Ventersp000000--Brachp000000--d-Culbersonph100000.284 Minterp000000--TOTALS3289826 MILWAUKEE020311000„7192 ATLANTA22001210X„892 a-struckoutforNewcombinthe4th.bstruckoutforAndersoninthe5th.c-struck outforJacksoninthe6th.d-groundedout forBrachinthe8th.e-struckoutforBarnes inthe9th. E„Barnes2(3),Camargo(9),Flowers (1).LOB„Milwaukee13,Atlanta4. 2B„Aguilar(19),Braun(18),Perez(9), Pina(11),Freeman2(33),Markakis(36). 3B„Markakis(2).HR„Aguilar(29),off Newcomb;Acuna(15),offAnderson; Swanson(9),offBurnes;Albies(21),off Jennings.RBIs„Aguilar4(87),Moustakas (71),Anderson2(2),Acuna2(34),Albies (60),Markakis2(76),Camargo(53), Swanson2(42).CS„Cain(7),Perez(3), Acuna(2).S„Newcomb. DP„Milwaukee1(Pina,Perez);Atlanta3 (Swanson,Albies,Freeman),(Swanson, Albies,Freeman),(Flowers,Swanson). MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Anderson45 442482 3.97 Knebel12 110118 4.91 Burnes,BS,1-211 220119 3.86 Jnnngs,L,4-41.11 110014 3.23 Barnes.20 000043.61 ATLANTAIPHRERBBSONPERA Newcomb4125522963.40 Jackson242212324.10 Venters,W,2-1120011122.84 Brach,H,7100001134.20 Minter,S,10-1111 000214 2.85 HBP„Burnes(Flowers).WP„Minter.PB„ Flowers(5). T„3:19.A„25,360(41,149).CARDINALS8,ROYALS2ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenterdh411002.277 Molinac401201.290 Martinezrf401100.299 Garciarf100001.091 Ozunalf522101.272 DeJongss411200.244 Gyorko3b512001.255 Garcia2b502101.237 Badercf210012.275 Wisdom1b422101.500 TOTALS388128110 KANSASCITYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Merri“eldcf401000.295 Gordonlf310010.245 Perezdh412001.232 Duda1b301111.240 Herrera2b401102.246 Bonifaciorf300001.205 Dozier3b400002.215 Escobarss300001.204 Buterac300001.181 TOTALS3125229 ST.LOUIS001000313„8121 KANSASCITY101000000„250 E„Wisdom(1).LOB„St.Louis8,Kansas City5.2B„Ozuna(13),Garcia(6),Perez (15).HR„DeJong(12),offPeralta.RBIs„ Molina2(53),Martinez(69),Ozuna(62), DeJong2(35),Garcia(12),Wisdom(1), Duda(42),Herrera(16). DP„St.Louis1(Gyorko,Garcia,Wisdom); KansasCity1(Dozier,Herrera,Duda). ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Ross,W,7-964 222488 4.38 Mayers,H,6100001113.43 Hicks,H,1711 000114 2.98 Webb.200002145.40 Norris.10000152.85 KANSASCITYIPHRERBBSONPERA Junis63 110896 4.82 Hmml,L,2-12,BS,1-103 331013 6.15 Hill1-30 000035.18 McCarthy1.23 110027 3.73 Peralta13 330231 4.08 Hammelpitchedto4battersinthe7th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Norris1-0, Hill3-0,McCarthy3-2.HBP„Junis2 (DeJong,Molina),McCarthy(Bader),Peralta (Carpenter),Webb(Bonifacio). T„3:04.A„23,409(37,903).MARINERS4,ASTROS3,10INN.SEATTLEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hanigerrf503101.275 Maybinlf-cf501001.253 Segurass502000.306 Cruzdh400001.268 Seager3b310012.227 Healy1b412200.239 Zuninoc411101.203 Herediacf300001.222 c-Spanph-lf100000.277 Romine2b301000.214 d-Gordonph-2b111000.278 TOTALS38411417 HOUSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Kempcf300000.288 b-Stassiph-c200002.244 Bregman3b412110.280 Correass501101.261 Gattisdh300101.236 Gonzalez2b402001.242 Reddickrf301010.249 White1b300000.274 Fishercf100001.167 Tuckerlf310001.146 Maldonadoc200000.215 a-Gurrielph-1b211001.281 TOTALS3537328 SEATTLE0100001011„4111 HOUSTON0000000300„370 a-singledforMaldonadointhe8th.b-struck outforKempinthe8th.c-poppedoutfor Herediainthe10th.d-singledforRomine inthe10th. E„Seager(11).LOB„Seattle5,Houston 6.2B„Haniger(24).HR„Zunino(17),off Keuchel;Healy(22),offRondon.RBIs„ Haniger(76),Healy2(59),Zunino(37), Bregman(73),Correa(50),Gattis(68). SF„Gattis. DP„Seattle2(Segura,Romine,Healy), (Romine,Segura,Healy);Houston3 (Bregman,Gonzalez,White),(Correa, White),(Correa,Gonzalez,White). SEATTLEIPHRERBBSONPERA Ramirez53 000379 6.75 Warren,H,41.100010112.86 Pazos,H,17.212211142.77 Vincent.221101124.54 Duke,W,5-41.100001184.65 Diaz,S,46-49110002101.98 HOUSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Keuchel77 2115112 3.43 Smith11 000063.58 Rondon11 110114 2.27 Osuna,L,1-1121101142.79 Pazospitchedto2battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Vincent2-2,Duke 1-0.HBP„Pazos(Tucker).PB„Maldonado (11). T„3:10.A„40,048(41,168).INDIANS9,WHITESOX7CLEVELANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Lindorss500014.292 Brantleylf321020.298 2-Davispr-lf010000.249 Kipnis2b403210.226 Diazdh513200.526 Alonso1b512101.249 Cabrerarf412301.242 1-Guyerpr-rf010010.200 Gomesc401101.241 G.Allencf411011.233 Gonzalez3b511002.302 TOTALS399149610 CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Delmonicolf500003.221 Sanchez3b522102.241 Abreu1b400002.264 Palkadh400102.232 Garciarf300001.247 3-LaMarrepr010000.265 Moncada2b411002.220 Andersonss412101.242 Smithc411100.291 Engelcf413300.224 TOTALS37797013 CLEVELAND420000120„9140 CHICAGO100000024„791 1-ranforCabrerainthe7th.2-ranfor Brantleyinthe8th.3-ranforGarciainthe 9th. E„Delmonico(4).LOB„Cleveland10, Chicago4.3B„Engel(3).HR„Cabrera(2), offCoveyEngel(3),offCimberSanchez(7), offCimber.RBIs„Kipnis2(47),Diaz2(4), Alonso(67),Cabrera3(15),Gomes(36), Sanchez(44),Palka(47),Anderson(48), Smith(11),Engel3(23).SB„G.Allen(8). CS„Lindor(6).SF„Gomes. CLEVELANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Crrsco,W,14-673 110990 3.56 Cimber12 220117 3.69 Otero.13 440118 5.74 Allen,S,23-26.21 000214 4.22 CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Covey,L,4-92.27662380 6.06 Santiago3.24 102573 5.01 Danish13 221137 7.11 Vieira1.20 001116 7.50 Inheritedrunners-scored„C.Allen2-2, Santiago1-0,Danish1-1,Vieira2-0.HBP„ Otero(Garcia).WP„Carrasco. T„3:31.A„23,853(40,615).PADRES9,PHILLIES3PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hernandez2b201020.263 Hoskinslf310011.253 Williamsrf411102.263 Santana1b401102.215 Cabrerass300011.272 Franco3b402001.279 Quinncf400000.259 Alfaroc300001.249 Davisp000000.000 Loupp000000--e-Bourph101000.229 Arrietap100001.139 a-Kingeryph100001.223 Garciap000000--Morganp000000--c-Knappph-c110010.217 TOTALS31362510 SANDIEGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Jankowskicf-rf332020.260 Hosmer1b512100.254 Renfroelf500001.246 Reyesrf300000.248 Margotcf100000.250 Hedgesc311010.262 Galvisss422401.237 Villanueva3b311012.231 Spangenberg2b110021.243 Lucchesip201001.083 b-Pirelaph100001.253 Castillop000000.000 Matonp000000--d-Ellisph000100.285 Makitap000000.000 TOTALS3199667 PHILADELPHIA000000030„362 SANDIEGO10400013X„992 a-struckoutforArrietainthe6th.b-struck outforLucchesiinthe6th.c-pinchhitfor Morganinthe8th.d-outonsacri“ce”y forMatoninthe8th.e-singledforLoupin the9th. E„Franco(10),Davis(1),Jankowski(2), Spangenberg(5).LOB„Philadelphia6,San Diego6.2B„Williams(9),Santana(19). HR„Galvis(8),offArrieta.RBIs„Williams (46),Santana(66),Hosmer(47),Galvis 4(48),Ellis(14).SB„Jankowski4(19), Galvis(6),Spangenberg(6).SF„Ellis. S„Spangenberg. Runnersleftinscoringposition„ Philadelphia2(Santana,Cabrera)SanDiego 4(Renfroe,Hedges,Lucchesi2).RISP„ Philadelphia1for5SanDiego3for13. Runnersmovedup„Williams,Renfroe, Hosmer.GIDP„Franco,Renfroe. DP„Philadelphia1(Cabrera,Hernandez, Santana)SanDiego1(Galvis,Spangenberg, Hosmer). PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta,L,9-758 552481 3.33 Garcia10001321 3.58 Morgan10101021 4.54 Davis.11311012 4.30 Loup.20001015 4.91 SANDIEGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Lucchesi,W,6-6620036943.45 Castillo1.112222353.48 Maton.22 110118 3.21 Makita11 000111 6.83 Inheritedrunners-scored„Loup1-1,Maton 2-1.PB„Hedges(3). Umpires„Home,TimTimmonsFirst,Mike MuchlinskiSecond,MikeWintersThird, JansenVisconti. T„3:20.A„26,930(42,445).GIANTS4,PIRATES3PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dickersonlf400001.305 Martecf401200.277 Polancorf400001.242 Bell1b411002.267 Moran3b300000.268 c-Cervelliph100001.255 Diazc301110.293 Frazier2b210010.285 Mercerss311001.262 Musg rovep200001 .211 Santanap000000--b-Freeseph100001.290 Kelap000000--TOTALS3134328 SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McCutchenrf400002.255 Slater1b400001.295 Longoria3b400001.255 Crawfordss311011.276 Hernandezlf421001.258 Panik2b301200.237 Duggarcf312000.263 Hundle y c302201.249 Rodriguezp200001.048 a-Hansonph100000.281 Morontap000000.000 Watsonp000000--Smithp000000--TOTALS3147418 PITTSBURGH010000020„342 SANFRANCISCO00120100X„470 a-poppedoutforRodriguezinthe7th. b-struckoutforSantanainthe8th.c-struck outforMoraninthe9th. E„Mercer2(9).LOB„Pittsburgh3,San Francisco5.2B„Marte(19),Bell(24), Diaz(11),Crawford(27).3B„Hundley (2).RBIs„Marte2(57),Diaz(28),Panik2 (18),Hundley2(28).CS„Hernandez(3). SF„Panik. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Pittsburgh 2(Polanco,Mercer)SanFrancisco2(Slater, Rodriguez).RISP„Pittsburgh2for8San Francisco3for7. Runnersmovedup„Frazier. PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Musgrove,L,4-767 431692 3.49 Santana10 000192.70 Kela10000111 3.02 SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Rodriguez,W,6-172 1114101 2.25 Moronta,H,11.11 221115 2.05 Watson,H,25.21 000114 2.28 Smith,S,8-1010 000215 2.11 Inheritedrunners-scored„Watson2-2. Umpires„Home,CBBucknorFirst,Chris ConroySecond,BrianONoraThird,Shane Livensparger. T„2:40.A„41,980(41,915).ROCKIES4,DODGERS3LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dozier2b302220.231 Machado3b400001.305 Axfordp000000--c-Pedersonph100000.253 Florop000000.000 Puigrf312010.275 Bellingercf402000.254 Kemplf300100.283 Taylorss400003.249 Grandalc310010.250 Muncy1b300011.256 Hillp100001.083 a-Turnerph-3b211000.279 TOTALS3137356 COLORADOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Blackmoncf421100.276 LeMahieu2b422001.272 Storyss301101.289 Dahlrf301110.272 Desmondlf-1b400000.232 McMahon1b-3b200011.240 Iannettac300112.222 Valaika3b200000.147 Parralf100000.284 Bettisp200002.094 McGeep000000--Obergp000000--Ottavinop000000--b-Arenadoph100000.306 Davisp000000--TOTALS2945437 LOSANGELES000000210„373 COLORADO100101001„450 Twooutswhenwinningrunscored. a-doubledforHillinthe7th.b-groundedout forOttavinointhe8th.c-groundedoutfor Axfordinthe9th. E„Puig2(7),Taylor(10).LOB„Los Angeles8,Colorado4.2B„Turner(11), LeMahieu(24).HR„Blackmon(22),offHill. RBIs„Dozier2(63),Kemp(66),Blackmon (50),Story(81),Dahl(16),Iannetta(27). SB„Dozier2(10),Bellinger(9).SF„Kemp, Story.S„Hill. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Los Angeles5(Machado,Bellinger,Taylor, Grandal,Pederson).RISP„LosAngeles1for 9Colorado1for6. Runnersmovedup„Machado,LeMahieu, Desmond.FIDP„Desmond.GIDP„Bellinger. DP„LosAngeles1(Puig,Machado) Colorado1(LeMahieu,Valaika,McMahon). LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Hill64 320485 3.57 Axford20 000226 5.13 Floro,L,4-3.21 113114 2.65 COLORADOIPHRERBBSONPERA Bettis6.13 114385 5.42 McGee,H,14.11 110186.52 Oberg,H,8.11 000183.12 Ottavino,BS,4-912 110113 1.73 Davis,W,2-610 001012 5.40 Inheritedrunners-scored„McGee1-0, Oberg2-2.HBP„Hill(McMahon).PB„ Grandal(8). Umpires„Home,SeanBarberFirst,Jeff KelloggSecond,JamesHoyeThird,Quinn Wolcott. T„2:48.A„40,599(50,398).ATHLETICS8,ANGELS7OAKLANDABRHBIBBSOAVG. Martinilf412102.276 a-Laureanoph-cf100001.250 Chapman3b311102.275 Lowrie2b422212.267 Davisdh301102.258 Olson1b512102.235 Canhacf-lf400001.255 Semienss423101.263 Pinderrf401101.253 Phegleyc310002.214 TOTALS358128116 LOSANGELESABRHBIBBSOAVG. Calhounrf321120.213 Uptonlf322110.261 Ohtanidh501203.271 Pujols1b501100.254 Fernandez3b502101.286 Fletcherss401012.256 Cowart2b500003.146 Arciac422101.333 YoungJr.cf411001.212 TOTALS387117411 OAKLAND300410000„8120 LOSANGELES120011020„7110 a-struckoutforMartiniinthe8th. LOB„Oakland9,LosAngeles9.2B„Lowrie (28),Davis(22),Olson(22),Semien(27), Calhoun(11),Upton(15),Fernandez(3), Fletcher(10),YoungJr.(3).HR„Lowrie (18),offJohnsonArcia(3),offPetit.RBIs„ Martini(9),Chapman(41),Lowrie2(70), Davis(93),Olson(55),Semien(44),Pinder (24),Calhoun(47),Upton(68),Ohtani 2(34),Pujols(57),Fernandez(4),Arcia (13).SB„Upton(6).SF„Chapman,Davis. S„Pinder. Runnersleftinscoringposition„Oakland 4(Chapman,Olson,Pinder2)LosAngeles 5(Ohtani2,Fletcher2,Cowart).RISP„ Oakland4for11LosAngeles4for13. Runnersmovedup„Calhoun.GIDP„Canha. DP„LosAngeles1(Fernandez,Cowart, Pujols). OAKLANDIPHRERBBSONPERA Cahill4.27 441387 3.39 Petit11 110215 3.22 Buchter00 001073.51 Trivino,H,16.10 001114 1.57 Rodney,W,4-211 000122 2.96 Familia,H,312 221122 2.61 Treinen,S,30-3410 000311 0.92 LOSANGELESIPHRERBBSONPERA Cole1.13 330337 2.95 Alvarez1.11000323 2.74 Johnson,L,4-313 440028 3.88 Robles1.14 110329 3.98 Paredes20 001224 6.87 Jerez10000317 0.00 Parker11000227 3.23 Buchterpitchedto1batterinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scored„Petit1-0,Trivino 1-0.HBP„Cole2(Chapman,Canha),Johnson (Phegley),Cahill(Upton),Paredes(Davis), Parker(Semien).WP„Cole,Cahill,Trivino, Rodney. Umpires„Home,StuScheurwaterFirst, CoryBlaserSecond,ChrisSegalThird,Eric Cooper. T„3:49.A„38,364(45,050).BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRedSox4,Orioles1: ChrisSale celebratedhisreturnfromthedisabledlistbystrikingout12over“ve dominantinnings. Yankees7,Rangers2: CCSabathia threwsixshutoutinningsand GiancarloStantonhomeredagain. Diamondbacks9,Reds2: Paul GoldschmidthittwoofArizonas “vehomers,andtheDiamondbacks avoidedasweep. Tigers4,Twins2: MatthewBoyd pitchedsixstronginningsandthe TigersbeattheTwinsonJackMorris DayatComericaPark. Mets4,Marlins3: JoseReyeshita two-runhomerandNoahSyndergaard struckoutseveninseveninnings. BlueJays2,Rays1: KevinPillar scoredthetiebreakingrunonan in“eldgrounderinthesixthinning. Indians9,WhiteSox7: Carlos Carrascostruckoutnineinseven innings. Braves8,Brewers7: OzzieAlbiesled offtheseventhwithatiebreaking homer,oneofthreehitbyAtlanta. Cardinals8,Royals2: YadierMolina brokeatiewithatwo-runsinglein theseventhinning. Mariners4,Astros3,10inn.: Mitch HanigerdeliveredanRBIdoublein the10thinning. Padres9,Phillies3: FreddyGalvishit agrandslamtoliftSanDiego. Giants4,Pirates3: DereckRodriguez pitchedseveninningsoftwo-hitball forSanFrancisco. Rockies,4,Dodgers3: ChrisIannetta drewabases-loaded,two-outwalkin theninthinning. Athletics8,Angels7: JedLowrie homeredinOaklandswin. LATE WashingtonatChicagoCubsTODAYSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA MiamiLopez(R)2-24.322-50-118.23.38 AtlantaToussaint(R)1:35p0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MiamiGonzalez(R)2-05.710-00-00.00.00 AtlantaFoltynewicz(R)7:35p9-72.9811-112-116.23.78 WashingtonMilone(L)1-15.502-11-118.05.50 St.LouisMikolas(R)8:10p12-32.7416-72-020.02.25 SanFran.Bumgarner(L)4-42.695-71-120.01.35 LosAngelesKershaw(L)10:10p5-52.588-92-019.22.29AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA ChicagoLopez(R)4-94.307-160-118.15.40 DetroitLewicki(R)7:10p0-24.760-20-28.25.19 TorontoReid-Foley0-00.000-00-00.00.00 KansasCityKeller(R)8:15p4-53.574-81-118.05.00 SeattleGonzales(L)12-73.7915-81-218.06.50 OaklandManaea(L)10:05p10-83.5014-101-213.24.61INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA Mets(NL)deGrom(R)6-71.779-141-221.02.14 Yankees(AL)Severino(R)7:05p15-53.1119-51-217.06.88 ClevelandClevinger(R)7-73.379-140-118.03.00 CincinnatiBailey(R)7:10p1-96.191-140-218.04.50 ArizonaGreinke(R)12-72.8914-101-220.01.80 TexasColon(R)8:05p6-105.189-121-219.07.11 Angels(AL)Heaney(L)7-73.9610-111-119.05.68 SanDiegoRichard(L)10:10p7-105.1311-130-115.07.80 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamsRecordingamesstartedbytodayspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAug.13 1906: JackTayloroftheChicagoCubswaschasedby Brooklyninthethirdinning,endingastreakof187 completegamesand15reliefgamesthatTaylorhad “nishedwithoutreliefhelp.SATURDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague Boston5,Baltimore0,1stgame N.Y.Yankees5,Texas3 TampaBay3,Toronto1 Minnesota4,Detroit3 Boston6,Baltimore4,2ndgame Cleveland3,ChicagoWhiteSox1 Seattle3,Houston2 Oakland7,L.A.Angels0 NationalLeague Washington9,ChicagoCubs4 Cincinnati6,Arizona3 Miami4,N.Y.Mets3,11innings Milwaukee4,Atlanta2 Colorado3,L.A.Dodgers2 Philadelphia5,SanDiego1 Pittsburgh4,SanFrancisco0 Interleague St.Louis8,KansasCity3 TUESDAYSGAMES AmericanLeague TampaBayatN.Y.Yankees,7:05p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatDetroit,7:10p.m. TorontoatKansasCity,8:15p.m. SeattleatOakland,10:05p.m. NationalLeague MilwaukeeatChicagoCubs,2:20p.m. MiamiatAtlanta,7:35p.m. WashingtonatSt.Louis,8:15p.m. SanFranciscoatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m. Interleague BostonatPhiladelphia,7:05p.m. N.Y.MetsatBaltimore,7:05p.m. ClevelandatCincinnati,7:10p.m. ArizonaatTexas,8:05p.m. ColoradoatHouston,8:10p.m. PittsburghatMinnesota,8:10p.m. L.A.AngelsatSanDiego,10:10p.m.

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The Sun / Monday, August 13, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 85 35 .708 „ New York 74 43 .632 9 Tampa Bay 60 58 .508 24 Toronto 53 64 .453 30 Baltimore 35 84 .294 49 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 66 51 .564 „ Minnesota 54 63 .462 12 Detroit 49 69 .415 17 Chicago 42 75 .359 24 Kansas City 35 82 .299 31 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 73 46 .613 „ Oakland 70 48 .593 2 Seattle 69 50 .580 4 Los Angeles 59 60 .496 14 Texas 52 68 .433 21Saturdays GamesBoston 5, Baltimore 0, 1st game Boston 6, Baltimore 4, 2nd game N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 3 Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1 Minnesota 4, Detroit 3 Seattle 3, Houston 2 St. Louis 8, Kansas City 3 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 0Sundays GamesBoston 4, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 7, Texas 2 Toronto 2, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Cleveland 9, Chicago White Sox 7 Seattle 4, Houston 3, 10 innings St. Louis 8, Kansas City 2 Oakland 8, L.A. Angels 7Todays GamesN.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino 15-5), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Lopez 4-9) at Detroit (Lewicki 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Clevinger 7-7) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-9), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 12-7) at Texas (Colon 6-10), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (Reid-Foley 0-0) at Kansas City (Keller 4-5), 8:15 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 12-7) at Oakland (Manaea 10-8), 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Tropeano 5-6) at San Diego (Richard 7-10), 10:10 p.m.Tuesdays GamesBoston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 64 51 .557 „ Philadelphia 65 52 .556 „ Washington 60 57 .513 5 New York 49 66 .426 15 Miami 48 71 .403 18 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 67 49 .578 „ Milwaukee 67 54 .554 2 St. Louis 63 55 .534 5 Pittsburgh 61 58 .513 7 Cincinnati 52 66 .441 16 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 65 54 .546 „ Los Angeles 64 55 .538 1 Colorado 63 55 .534 1 San Francisco 59 60 .496 6 San Diego 48 72 .400 17Saturdays GamesWashington 9, Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 6, Arizona 3 Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 innings Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 8, Kansas City 3 Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 1 Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 0Sundays GamesArizona 9, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 3 Atlanta 8, Milwaukee 7 St. Louis 8, Kansas City 2 Colorado 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 9, Philadelphia 3 Washington at Chicago Cubs, lateMondays GamesMiami (Gonzalez 2-0) at Atlanta (Fried 1-4), 1:35 p.m., 1st game Miami (Richards 3-7) at Atlanta (Foltynewicz 9-7), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Severino 15-5), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Clevinger 7-7) at Cincinnati (Bailey 1-9), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 12-7) at Texas (Colon 6-10), 8:05 p.m. Washington (Milone 1-1) at St. Louis (Mikolas 12-3), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Tropeano 5-6) at San Diego (Richard 7-10), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-5), 10:10 p.m.Tuesdays GamesMilwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Arizona at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Angels at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 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 Denver 0 1 0 .000 28 42 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 10 17 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 .000 17 24 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 S OUTH 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 Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 42 28 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 10 16 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 24 17 San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19 L.A. Rams 0 1 0 .000 7 33WEEK 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 21Aug. 10N.Y. Jets 17, Atlanta 0 Oakland 16, Detroit 10Saturdays GamesMinnesota 42, Denver 28 Arizona 24, L.A. Chargers 17WEEK 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s GamesN.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 at Atlanta (1st) Off Miami Off at Atlanta (2nd) Off Miami Off at St. Louis -138 Washington +128 at Los Angeles -200 San Francisco +180American LeagueChicago -108 at Detroit -102 Toronto -120 at Kansas City +110 at Oakland -133 Seattle +123InterleagueCleveland -158 at Cincinnati +148 Arizona -168 at Texas +158 L.A. Angels -123 at San Diego +113 at N.Y. Yankees -164 N.Y. Mets +154NFL PRESEASON ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 1 2 40 Philadelphia at Washington 1 2 37 N.Y. Jets at Green Bay 2 2 37 PittsburghFridayat Detroit 3 3 37 N.Y. Giants at Atlanta 2 2 38 Kansas City at Carolina 2 3 37 Miami at Cleveland 4 4 37 Buffalo at New Orleans 3 3 39 ArizonaSaturdayat Denver 2 3 39 Chicago at Minnesota 3 4 38 Jacksonville at L.A. Rams Off Off Off Oakland at Dallas 3 3 37 Cincinnati at Houston 1 1 37 San Fran. at Tennessee 2 2 38 Tampa Bay Seattle +1 1 37 at LA Char gersNext Mondayat Indianapolis Pk Pk 37 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES „ Returned RHP Jimmy Yacabonis to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX „ Optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Pawtucket (IL). Returned RHP William Cuevas to Pawtucket. Reinstated LHP Chris Sale from the 10-day DL. Sent C Blake Swihart to Lowell (NYP) for a rehab assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS „ Placed DH Edwin Encarnacion on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Recalled 3B Yandy Diaz from Columbus (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS „ Placed OF Jake Marisnick on the 10-day DL. Recalled OF Kyle Tucker from Fresno (PCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS „ Optioned RHP Glenn Sparkman to Omaha (PCL). Reinstated RHP Blaine Boyer from the 60-day DL. Transferred OF Jorge Soler to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS „ Optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed LHP Tyler Skaggs on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Eduardo Paredes from Salt Lake. MINNESOTA TWINS „ Placed 1B Logan Morrison on the 7-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Kohl Stewart from Rochester (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS „ Optioned RHP Nick Rumbelow to Tacoma (PCL). Reinstated RHP Erasmo Ramirez from the 10-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS „ Optioned OF Drew Robinson to Round Rock (PCL). Reinstated OF Delino DeShields from the 7-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Placed 3B Yangervis Solarte on the 10-day DL. Recalled C Danny Jansen from Buffalo (IL).National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES „ Optioned LHP Chad Bell to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Kolby Allard from Gwinnett. Sent LHP Sam Freeman to Rome (SAL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS „ Optioned RHP Adrian Houser to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Aaron Wilkerson from Colorado Springs. NEW YORK METS „ Sent 3B David Wright to St. Lucie (FSL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Optioned RHP Zach E”in to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent C Wilson Ramos to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES „ Optioned RHPs Clay Holmes and Casey Sadler to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled LHP Buddy Boshers and RHP Michael Feliz from Indianapolis. SAN DIEGO PADRES „ Optioned RHP Walker Lockett to El Paso ( PCL ) Recalled RHP Kazuhisa Makita from El Paso. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS „ Sent 1B Brandon Belt to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Signed 1B Brock Stassi to a minor league contract.American AssociationKANSAS CITY T-BONES „ Announced RHP Wirkin Estevez signed with Puebla (Mexican League). ST. PAUL SAINTS „ Signed RHP Evan Mitchell.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS „ Waived/injured DT John Hughes. Signed DT Tyrunn Walker. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS „ Waived G Trevor Darling and DB DeVante Harris. Signed CB Marcus Williams and S Robert Nelson. TENNESSEE TITANS „ Waived LB/TE Nick DeLuca and DB Josh Kalu. Agreed to terms with LBs Tony Washington and Davond Dade and DL Francis Kallon.HOCKEYECHLREADING ROYALS „ Named Mike Marcou assistant coach.GOLFPGA TOURPGA CHAMPIONSHIPSundays leaders at Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis Purse: TBA ($10.5 million in 2017). Yardage: 7,316; Par: 70 (35-35)FinalBrooks Koepka (600), $1,980,000 69-63-66-66„264 Tiger Woods (330), $1,188,000 70-66-66-64„266 Adam Scott (210), $748,000 70-65-65-67„267 Stewart Cink (135), $489,250 67-69-66-67„269 Jon Rahm (135), $489,250 68-67-66-68„269 Francesco Molinari (98), $334,713 68-67-68-67„270 Thomas Pieters (98), $334,713 67-66-71-66„270 Justin Thomas (98), $334,713 69-65-68-68„270 Gary Woodland (98), $334,713 64-66-71-69„270 Rafa Cabrera Bello (80), $261,985 70-68-69-64„271 Tyrrell Hatton (80), $261,985 71-67-69-64„271 Daniel Berger (62), $187,747 73-65-66-68„272 Rickie Fowler (62), $187,747 65-67-69-71„272 Kevin Kisner (62), $187,747 67-64-72-69„272 Shane Lowry (62), $187,747 69-64-69-70„272 Chez Reavie (62), $187,747 71-68-67-66„272 Jordan Spieth (62), $187,747 71-66-69-66„272 Brandon Stone, $187,747 66-68-70-68„272 Jason Day (46), $113,125 67-68-67-71„273 Zach Johnson (46), $113,125 66-70-71-66„273 Jason Kokrak (46), $113,125 68-67-71-67„273 Kevin Na (46), $113,125 70-69-68-66„273 Justin Rose (46), $113,125 67-69-69-68„273 Webb Simpson (46), $113,125 68-68-68-69„273 Julian Suri, $113,125 69-66-68-70„273 Matt Wallace, $113,125 71-66-68-68„273 Patrick Cantlay (34), $76,000 68-67-70-69„274 Ryan Fox, $76,000 68-70-68-68„274 Branden Grace (34), $76,000 68-70-68-68„274 Dustin Johnson (34), $76,000 67-66-72-69„274 Dylan Frittelli, $63,500 73-67-67-68„275 Emiliano Grillo (27), $63,500 69-67-69-70„275 Chris Kirk (27), $63,500 68-70-68-69„275 Ian Poulter (27), $63,500 67-70-68-70„275 Tommy Fleetwood (20), $48,429 69-70-69-68„276 Billy Horschel (20), $48,429 68-69-69-70„276 Russell Knox (20), $48,429 71-68-69-68„276 Hideki Matsuyama (20), $48,429 68-69-73-66„276 Pat Perez (20), $48,429 67-67-70-72„276 Xander Schauffele (20), $48,429 70-67-67-72„276 J.J. Spaun (20), $48,429 69-68-72-67„276 Keegan Bradley (13), $33,281 69-68-71-69„277 Tony Finau (13), $33,281 74-66-69-68„277 Sungjae Im, $33,281 71-67-71-68„277 Martin Kaymer (13), $33,281 71-69-67-70„277 Ben Kern, $33,281 71-69-67-70„277 Charl Schwartzel (13), $33,281 70-63-69-75„277 Brandt Snedeker (13), $33,281 72-67-69-69„277 Jimmy Walker (13), $33,281 69-70-69-69„277 Austin Cook (8), $24,833 67-72-69-70„278 Brice Garnett (8), $24,833 71-68-69-70„278 Seungsu Han, $24,833 74-66-66-72„278 Russell Henley (8), $24,833 74-65-71-68„278 Andrew Landry (8), $24,833 73-65-69-71„278 Rory McIlroy (8), $24,833 70-67-71-70„278 Byeong Hun An (6), $22,567 70-70-69-70„279 Thorbjrn Olesen, $22,567 70-68-73-68„279 Cameron Smith (6), $22,567 74-66-73-66„279 Satoshi Kodaira (5), $21,317 71-68-69-72„280 Ryan Moore (5), $21,317 69-70-68-73„280 Eddie Pepperell, $21,317 72-66-67-75„280 Andrew Putnam (5), $21,317 68-69-72-71„280 Ollie Schniederjans (5), $21,317 67-71-72-70„280 Jhonattan Vegas (5), $21,317 70-70-70-70„280 Kevin Chappell (4), $20,100 69-71-70-71„281 Ross Fisher (4), $20,100 68-69-73-71„281 Yuta Ikeda, $20,100 68-69-71-73„281 Michael Lorenzo-Vera, $20,100 73-65-70-73„281 Adrian Otaegui, $20,100 73-67-69-72„281 Chris Stroud (4), $20,100 69-70-76-66„281 Jim Furyk (3), $19,200 69-71-71-71„282 Brian Harman (3), $19,200 72-68-71-71„282 Charles Howell III (3), $19,200 74-66-72-70„282 Marc Leishman (3), $19,200 68-71-72-71„282 Joaquin Niemann, $19,200 68-71-71-72„282 Ted Potter, Jr. (3), $19,200 74-66-68-74„282 Nick Watney (3), $19,200 75-65-70-72„282 Vijay Singh (2), $18,800 71-69-71-72„283 Brian Gay (2), $18,700 67-73-75-72„287 Scott Brown (2), $18,600 72-68-74-75„289PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS2018 „ Brooks Koepka 2017 „ Justin Thomas 2016 „ Jimmy Walker 2015 „ Jason Day 2014 „ Rory McIlroy 2013 „ Jason Dufner 2012 „ Rory McIlroy 2011 „ Keegan Bradley 2010 „ Martin Kaymer 2009 „ Y.E. Yang 2008 „ Padraig Harrington 2007 „ Tiger Woods 2006 „ Tiger Woods 2005 „ Phil Mickelson 2004 „ Vijay Singh 2003 „ Shaun Micheel 2002 „ Rich Beem 2001 „ David Toms 2000 „ Tiger Woods 1999 „ Tiger Woods 1998 „ Vijay Singh 1997 „ Davis Love III 1996 „ Mark Brooks 1995 „ Steve Elkington 1994 „ Nick Price 1993 „ Paul Azinger 1992 „ Nick Price 1991 „ John Daly 1990 „ Wayne Grady 1989 „ Payne Stewart 1988 „ Jeff Sluman 1987 „ Larry Nelson 1986 „ Bob Tway 1985 „ Hubert Green 1984 „ Lee Trevino 1983 „ Hal Sutton 1982 „ Raymond Floyd 1981 „ Larry Nelson 1980 „ Jack Nicklaus 1979 „ David Graham 1978 „ John Mahaffey 1977 „ Lanny Wadkins 1976 „ Dave Stockton 1975 „ Jack Nicklaus 1974 „ Lee Trevino 1973 „ Jack Nicklaus 1972 „ Gary Player 1971 „ Jack Nicklaus 1970 „ Dave Stockton 1969 „ Ray Floyd 1968 „ Julius Boros 1967 „ Don January 1966 „ Al Geiberger 1965 „ Dave Marr 1964 „ Bobby Nichols 1963 „ Jack Nicklaus 1962 „ Gary Player 1961 „ Jerry Barber 1960 „ Jay Hebert 1959 „ Bob Rosburg 1958 „ Dow Finsterwald 1957 „ Lionel Hebert 1956 „ Jack Burke 1955 „ Doug Ford 1954 „ Chick Harbert 1953 „ Walter Burkemo 1952 „ Jim Turnesa 1951 „ Sam Snead 1950 „ Chandler Harper 1949 „ Sam Snead 1948 „ Ben Hogan 1947 „ Jim Ferrier 1946 „ Ben Hogan 1945 „ Byron Nelson 1944 „ Bob Hamilton 1943 „ Not contested, WWII 1942 „ Sam Snead 1941 „ Vic Ghezzi 1940 „ Byron Nelson 1939 „ Henry Picard 1938 „ Paul Runyan 1937 „ Denny Shute 1936 „ Denny Shute 1935 „ Johnny Revolta 1934 „ Paul Runyan 1933 „ Gene Sarazen 1932 „ Olin Dutra 1931 „ Tom Creavy 1930 „ Tommy Armour 1929 „ Leo Diegel 1928 „ Leo Diegel 1927 „ Walter Hagen 1926 „ Walter Hagen 1925 „ Walter Hagen 1924 „ Walter Hagen 1923 „ Gene Sarazen 1922 „ Gene Sarazen 1921 „ Walter Hagen 1920 „ Jock Hutchison 1919 „ James M. Barnes 1917-18 „ Not contested, WWI 1916 „ James M. BarnesEUROPEAN 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 „ 150Sundays Foursomes Mens Semi“nalsIceland (Birgir Hafthorsson and Axel Boasson) def. Spain 2 (Santiago Tarrio Ben and David Borda), 2 and 1 Spain 1 (Pedro Oriol and Scott Fernandez) def. Italy 2 (Francesco LaPorta and Alessandro Tadini), 2 upBronze MedalItaly 2 (Francesco LaPorta and Alessandro Tadini) def. Spain 2 (Santiago Tarrio Ben and David Borda), 5 and 3Gold MedalSpain 1 (Pedro Oriol and Scott Fernandez) def. Iceland (Birgir Hafthorsson and Axel Boasson), 2 upWomens Semi“nalsSweden 3 (Cajsa Persson and Linda Wessberg) def. Britain 1 (Laura Davies and Georgia Hall), 1 up France 2 (Justine Dreher and Manon Molle) def. Britain 3 (Michelle Thompson and Meghan MacLaren), 5 and 4Bronze MedalBritain 3 (Michelle Thompson and Meghan MacLaren) def. Britain 1 (Laura Davies and Georgia Hall), 3 and 1Gold MedalSweden 3 (Cajsa Persson and Linda Wessberg) def. France 2 (Justine Dreher and Manon Molle), 20 holes.U.S.G.A.U.S. WOMENS AMATEURSunday at The Golf Club of Tennessee, Kingston Springs, Tenn. Yardage: 6,275; Par: 71Championship (36 holes)Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas, def. Jiwon Jeon, South Korea, 7 and 6.WEB.COM TOURELLIE MAE CLASSICSundays leaders at TPC Stonebrae, Hayward, Calif. Purse: $600,000. Yardage: 7,024; Par: 70 (35-35)FinalTrevor Cone, $108,000 64-63-66-64„257 Josh Teater, $64,800 64-62-68-67„261 Chris Thompson, $40,800 66-65-69-64„264 Sebastian Cappelen, $21,750 64-66-64-71„265 Brandon Hagy, $21,750 65-68-68-64„265 Rico Hoey, $21,750 65-67-65-68„265 Adam Long, $21,750 63-66-66-70„265 Alex Prugh, $21,750 64-60-72-69„265 Seth Reeves, $21,750 63-67-67-68„265 Samuel Del Val, $14,400 63-64-67-72„266 Nate Lashley, $14,400 67-67-67-65„266 Andrew Novak, $14,400 67-63-67-69„266 Tag Ridings, $14,400 66-67-67-66„266 Cameron Davis, $10,200 66-68-66-67„267 Seth Fair, $10,200 68-64-65-70„267 Sean Kelly, $10,200 66-67-68-66„267 Taylor Mongomery, $10,200 69-64-69-65„267 Carlos Ortiz, $10,200 67-67-70-63„267 Andres Gonzales, $7,272 69-66-65-68„268 Max Homa, $7,272 68-65-64-71„268 Brian Richey, $7,272 67-68-63-70„268 Marcelo Rozo, $7,272 74-62-66-66„268 Brady Schnell, $7,272 69-65-70-64„268 Steven Alker, $4,933 69-65-67-68„269 Joseph Bramlett, $4,933 67-65-67-70„269 John Chin, $4,933 68-67-69-65„269 Vince India, $4,933 68-64-72-65„269 Billy Kennerly, $4,933 67-66-66-70„269 Bhavik Patel, $4,933 65-65-70-69„269 Brian Campbell, $3,740 65-69-69-67„270 Rafael Campos, $3,740 71-64-69-66„270 Cameron Champ, $3,740 68-67-65-70„270 Donald Constable, $3,740 64-72-67-67„270 Vince Covello, $3,740 67-67-66-70„270 Steven Ihm, $3,740 69-64-69-68„270 Conner Godsey, $3,135 65-67-67-72„271 Edward Loar, $3,135 65-70-70-66„271 Ryan Brehm, $2,708 65-67-69-71„272 Brandon Crick, $2,708 67-69-66-70„272 Nick Hardy, $2,708 64-67-69-72„272 Dicky Pride, $2,708 67-68-68-69„272 Mark Baldwin, $2,220 66-67-69-71„273 Joey Garber, $2,220 67-69-71-66„273 Nick Rousey, $2,220 66-68-66-73„273 Sepp Straka, $2,220 70-65-71-67„273 Cyril Bouniol, $1,751 67-67-69-71„274 Daniel Chopra, $1,751 68-68-68-70„274 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castao, $1,751 66-66-72-70„274 Matt Harmon, $1,751 64-66-72-72„274 Max Rottluff, $1,751 69-66-69-70„274 Dawie van der Walt, $1,751 66-66-72-70„274 Michael Buttacavoli, $1,751 65-70-67-72„274 Nelson Ledesma, $1,751 68-67-67-72„274 Maverick McNealy, $1,751 68-65-67-74„274 Hank Lebioda, $1,604 66-70-72-67„275 Lee McCoy, $1,604 67-67-67-74„275 Adam Webb, $1,604 70-65-70-70„275 Tom Whitney, $1,604 69-67-70-69„275 Derek Ernst, $1,566 70-66-72-68„276 Frank Lickliter II, $1,566 68-68-68-72„276 Jordan Niebrugge, $1,542 68-68-72-69„277 Dalan Re“oglu, $1,542 67-69-71-70„277 Armando Favela, $1,524 67-69-72-70„278 Garrett Osborn, $1,512 66-68-75-71„280 Curtis Thompson, $1,500 69-66-72-75„282AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPCONSUMERS ENERGY 400Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 200 laps, 60 points. 2. (18) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 2039. 3. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 52. 4. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 39. 5. (8) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200, 48. 6. (12) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200, 45. 7. (11) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 37. 8. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 34. 9. (21) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200, 28. 10. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 32. 11. (40) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 200, 26. 12. (16) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200, 29. 13. (4) Erik Jones, Toyota, 200, 24. 14. (7) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota, 200, 29. 15. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 25. 16. (14) Paul Menard, Ford, 200, 21. 17. (17) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200, 21. 18. (13) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ford, 200, 19. 19. (10) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 200, 19. 20. (23) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 17. 21. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 16. 22. (25) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 199, 15. 23. (22) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 199, 14. 24. (30) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 199, 13. 25. (29) Michael McDowell, Ford, 199, 12. 26. (28) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 199, 11. 27. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 199, 10. 28. (19) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 198, 9. 29. (31) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 197, 8. 30. (39) Blake Jones, Toyota, 194, 7. 31. (33) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 194, 0. 32. (36) Garrett Smithley, Toyota, 193, 0. 33. (34) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 191, 4. 34. (26) Trevor Bayne, Ford, engine, 189, 3. 35. (35) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, axle, 187, 0. 36. (20) William Byron, Chevrolet, 187, 1. 37. (37) Timmy Hill, Ford, electrical, 138, 0. 38. (27) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, accident, 131, 1. 39. (38) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, engine, 102, 1. 40. (32) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet, engine, 37, 1. Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 140.474 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 50 minutes, 51 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.233 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 37 laps. Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 1-13; K.Harvick 14; Ky.Busch 15-26; K.Harvick 27; Ky.Busch 28-29; K.Harvick 30-63; J.Johnson 64-67; Ky.Busch 68-75; J.Johnson 76-84; M.Truex 85-109; K.Harvick 110-170; A.Dillon 171175; J.Logano 176; R.Newman 177-188; J.McMurray 189; K.Harvick 190-200 Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Harvick 5 times for 108 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 25 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 22 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 13 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 13 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 12 laps; A. Dillon 1 time for 5 laps; J. McMurray 1 time for 1 lap; J. Logano 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 15 6 2 47 45 23 New York City FC 14 5 5 47 48 31 Columbus 11 7 6 39 31 29 Philadelphia 9 11 3 30 32 39 Montreal 9 13 3 30 31 41 New England 7 8 8 29 38 38 Orlando City 7 14 2 23 35 54 Toronto FC 6 12 5 23 39 44 Chicago 6 14 5 23 35 49 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 Sporting Kansas City 11 6 6 39 42 30 Portland 10 4 7 37 34 27 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 8 6 36 46 40 Los Angeles FC 10 7 6 36 45 39 Real Salt Lake 10 9 5 35 34 41 Vancouver 9 9 6 33 38 47 Minnesota United 9 13 2 29 38 48 Seattle 8 9 5 29 24 25 Houston 7 10 6 27 39 34 Colorado 6 12 5 23 29 38 San Jose 3 13 7 16 33 43 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSaturdays GamesColumbus 1, Houston 0 Philadelphia 3, New England 2 New York Red Bulls 1, Chicago 0 Colorado 2, San Jose 1 Montreal 1, Real Salt Lake 1, tie Minnesota United 2, Los Angeles Galaxy 2, tie Sporting Kansas City 2, Los Angeles FC 0 Vancouver 2, Portland 1Sundays GamesNew York City FC 3, Toronto FC 2 Orlando City at D.C. United, late FC Dallas at Seattle, lateTuesdays GameColorado at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m.Wednesdays Games Portland 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.Aug. 10North 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 22 10 .688 „ x-Washington 20 11 .645 1 x-Connecticut 18 13 .581 3 Chicago 11 20 .355 10 New York 7 23 .233 14 Indiana 5 26 .161 16WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 24 8 .750 „ x-Los Angeles 18 13 .581 5 x-Phoenix 18 14 .563 6 x-Minnesota 17 14 .548 6 Dallas 14 17 .452 9 Las Vegas 13 18 .419 10 x-clinched playoff spotSaturdays GamesAtlanta 92, Dallas 82 Las Vegas 92, Indiana 74Sundays GamesAtlanta 86, New York 77 Washington 93, Dallas 80 Connecticut 82, Chicago 75 Seattle 81, Minnesota 72 Phoenix 86, Los Angeles 78Todays GamesNone scheduledTuesdays GamesDallas at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.TENNISATP WORLD TOURROGERS CUP (U.S. Open Series)Sunday at Aviva Centre, Toronto Purse: $5.32 million (Masters 1000) Surface: Hard-OutdoorMens Singles ChampionshipRafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, 6-2, 7-6 (4).Mens Doubles ChampionshipHenri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (2), Australia, def. Raven Klaasen, South Africa, and Michael Venus, New Zealand, 6-2, 6-7 (7), 10-6.SATURDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“nalsStefanos Tsitsipas, Greece, def. Kevin Anderson (4), South Africa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7). Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, def. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-4.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. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (2), Australia, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, 7-6 (2), 4-6, 12-10.WTA TOURCOUPE ROGERS (U.S. Open Series)Sunday at Stade IGA, Montreal Purse: $2.82 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomens Singles ChampionshipSimona Halep (1), Romania, def. Sloane Stephens (3), United States, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4.Womens Doubles ChampionshipAshleigh Barty, Australia, and Demi Schuurs (8), Netherlands, def. Latisha Chan, Taiwan, and Ekaterina Makarova (2), Russia, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.SATURDAYS RESULTS Women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).CFLCANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times EasternAug. 10Winnipeg 29, Hamilton 23Saturdays GameOttawa 24, Montreal 17Fridays GameOttawa at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 18BC at Toronto, 4 p.m. Montreal at Edmonton, 9 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 19Calgary at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.

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Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com Monday, August 13, 2018 / The SunBy LARRY LAGEAssociated pressBROOKLYN, Mich. „ Kevin Harvick broke a tie atop NASCARs Big 3 with a dominant performance, easily winning at Michigan International Speedway for his Cuphigh seventh victory of the season. His No. 4 Ford finished 3-plus seconds ahead of Brad Keselowskis No. 2 Ford on Sunday. Kyle Busch, who started the day with the points lead, finished third in his No. 18 Toyota „ more than 4 seconds behind Harvick. Busch has won six races this year and Martin Truex Jr. has finished in first four times. The rest of the field has combined to win just six of 23 races. Truex Jr., the third driver in NASCARs Big 3 with Harvick and Busch, was 14th in the 40-car field in his No. 78 Toyota. Keselowski said he couldnt be more aggressive late in the 200-lap race because Harvick was so far ahead. Austin Dillon, in the No. 3 Chevrolet, was fourth followed by Ryan Blaneys No. 12 Ford. Harvick was each of three stages and led 108 laps, more than four times more than anyone else on the 2-mile oval. Truex was running with the leaders during the second stage before running out of gas and going into the pits, which were closed. He was penalized for an uncontrollable tire and pushed to the back of the 40-car field. Soon after a restart early in the race, William Byrons No. 24 Chevrolet got loose and made side-by-side contact with Truex to bring out another caution flag. Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag for the second straight week, but his No. 11 Toyota could not stay ahead. He ended up eighth at MIS after finished 13th in last weeks race at Watkins Glen. NASCAR: MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAYHarvick wins at Michigan for 7th victory of yearAP PHOTOKevin Harvick celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Associated Press Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo edged MotoGP champion Marc Marquez to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday. After swapping the lead several times during the race, Marquez overtook Lorenzo again on the final lap but slowed after slipping on his Honda and ultimately finished 0.130 seconds behind in second. Lorenzos teammate Andrea Dovizioso, who won last year, finished third as Ducati retained its unbeaten record on the course since the Austrian MotoGP returned to the calendar in 2016. Chasing his fifth riders championship, Marquez stretched his lead over Yamahas Valentino Rossi to 59 points. The Italian finished sixth after starting the race in 14th. After his third win of the season, Lorenzo climbed to third in the standings, trailing Marquez by 71 points. MOTOGP: AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIXDucatis Lorenzo edges MotoGP champion MarquezAP PHOTOSpains rider Jorge Lorenzo of the Ducati Team steers his motorcycle followed by Spains rider Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team during the MotoGP race at the Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. By ERIC WILLEMSENAssociated Press Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin sprinted to gold in the mens road race at the European Championships on Sunday as three-time world champion Peter Sagan quit with 84 kilometers (52 miles) left. Spearheading a leading group of five, Italian teammate Davide Cimolai set up Trentin perfectly to beat Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel and Belgiums Wout van Aert on the final meters. Spains Jesus Herrada Lopez finished fourth. We decided to heat the race from the start, putting guys in the front, not risking anything and in the end it paid off really good as we had a man everywhere. Its unbelievable,Ž said Trentin, whose victory came a week after fellow Italian Marta Bastianelli won the womens race. The five leaders were left from a breakaway group which was reduced following one of many crashes amid persistent rain in a grueling race. Riders completed 16 laps of the 14.4-kilometer course with some tight turns on slippery cobble stones in the shopping streets of Glasgows center. The race got its expected sprint finish „ though without pre-race favorite Sagan, as the Slovakian rider stepped off his bike after two-thirds of the race. I was not in good shape. If you have no legs on this circuit... you need to be in good shape,Ž Sagan told reporters outside the Slovakian team bus. I have still a lot of pain from the crash from the Tour de France.Ž Last month, Sagan crashed heavily on a descent of the 17th stage, but he stayed in the event and ultimately crossed the line in Paris to win his sixth green jersey. Sagan had won the inaugural edition of road cyclings European Championship two years ago, while Alexander Kristoff of Norway claimed the title last year. Sagans quest for another European title was first in doubt after he lost touch with the peloton, left behind after a slow wheel change forced him to catch up with the pack. Later, the Slovak rider dropped behind again, and this time he called it a race. It was a very technical circuit and it was pretty hard,Ž Sagan said. In the end, well, I still had a lot of pain in my back and in my hip and I think I need more time to recover from that crash.Ž Sagan said he still planned to compete in the Cyclassics in Hamburg next Sunday and the Vuelta, which starts in two weeks time. The Grand Tour event in Spain should set him up for the defense of his world title in Innsbruck, on a course requiring a lot of climbing in the Austrian Alps in September. However, chasing a record fourth rainbow jersey was not on his mind yet. I have still some races, Hamburg, Vuelta, different races,Ž Sagan said. I will fight my best for the end of the season.Ž The race had already been deprived of an anticipated showdown between Sagan and another sprinting standout, Mark Cavendish. The British racer pulled out three days ago on medical advice after struggling with illness and injuries throughout the season. Also, Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas was missing on the course where he won the Commonwealth Games in 2014. In other events, Spanish golfer Pedro Oriol teamed up with Scott Fernandez to win the mens team event, beating Birgir Hafthorsson and Axel Boasson, who were part of Icelands golden team at Saturdays mixed competition. Swedens Cajsa Persson and Linda Wessberg won the womens event at Gleneagles. Artur Dalaloyan added two more golds to Russias medal haul in gymnastics by winning the vault and parallel bar events of the mens apparatus finals. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: CYCLINGItalian cyclist Trentin sprints to Euro gold as Sagan quitsBy JOE KAYAssociated PressMASON, Ohio „ For the first time in more than a year, the Big FourŽ is back together at the Western & Southern Open. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray highlight the mens bracket that begins Monday in a tournament that will help gauge how several prominent players are recovering from setbacks as the U.S. Open approaches. Murray missed 11 months following hip surgery and tried to return for Wimbledon, but withdrew when he wasnt satisfied with his workouts. Cincinnati will be his fourth tournament in his comeback. He reached the quarterfinals at Washington two weeks ago, his best result. Murray will play Lucas Pouille in the opening round on Monday afternoon. One of the Big FourŽ won the title at Cincinnati in 10 of the last 13 years, with Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov taking it in 2017. Dimitrov didnt drop a set and lost his serve only once while getting his first Masters title. The second-ranked Federer has a record seven titles in Cincinnati, which is one of his favorite tournaments with its low-key setting. He and No. 1-ranked Nadal have been locked in a season-long, backand-forth atop the rankings, exchanging the top spot six times in the last six months. Nadal is guaranteed to take the top ranking into the U.S. Open. Nadal won his fifth title of the year on Sunday in Toronto, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (4). While Federer has had great success in Cincinnati „ winning 41 of his last 45 matches „ Djokovic has never won a Western & Southern title „ the only ATP Masters 1000 championship to elude him. Hes reached the finals five times and lost every time, acknowledging that the pressure has played a part. Djokovic is trying once again to become the first to win all nine ATP Masters events. In the womens bracket, Serena Williams faces Daria Gavrilova on Monday night, her first match since she suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career. The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta in San Jose, then withdrew from the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Williams had a baby in September and developed blood clots. She was the runner-up at Wimbledon last month, her fourth tournament since she returned to the tour. When she withdrew from the Rogers Cup, the 36-year-old Williams said shes been struggling with postpartum emotions. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk,Ž Williams said in an Instagram post Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom.Ž Top-ranked Simona Halep is fresh off another title. She beat Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 for her third title this year „ she also beat Stephens for the French Open title. Stephens is preparing to defend her surprising U.S. Open title last year. She was the runner-up in the French Open, but lost in the opening round at Wimbledon for the second straight year. The loss to Halep on Sunday left her 0-8 against No. 1-ranked players. TENNIS: WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPENReunion time: Big 4 back together at Cincinnati TENNIS: ROGERS CUPSimona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane StephensAssociated Press Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted thirdranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title. The 26-year-old Romanian star also won the hard-court event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2016 in Montreal. In a rematch of Haleps French Open final victory, she overcame Stephens in the match that had 15 service breaks. Halep has won her last six meetings with the 25-year-old American. Stephens, preparing for her U.S. Open title defense, is 0-8 against No. 1-ranked players. I couldnt believe that its over,Ž Halep said. I was really tired. I feel like these tournaments, at this level, you have to have one day off between the matches. Its really tough. Its brutal. This week it was really tough.Ž Halep won her third title of the year and 18th overall. Both matches were crazy good,Ž Halep said about the French and Rogers finals. She makes me play better and better every time we meet each other. Thats a great thing for me. I feel like she improved in her mental (side) also. She doesnt give up that much now. Of course, shes a strong player. I think shes a complex player. She has everything.Ž A large Romanian contingent waving their red and yellow flags chanted Haleps name between points. However, there were just as many pulling for Stephens in a match of two players who dont overpower with their serve but hammer groundstrokes down the lines. I thought I played well, I thought she played well,Ž Stephens said. Obviously, in a final, you hope for matches like that „ super competitive, high energy. Theres nothing more than you could hope for in a final. Its obviously upsetting that I didnt win, but I think I got better than the last final we played. Yeah, its disappointing, but I think this will help me moving forward, getting ready to go into (Cincinnati) and the U.S. Open.ŽAP PHOTOSimona Halep of Romania reacts after defeating Sloane Stephens of the United States to win the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Sunday.