Highlands News-Sun VOL. 99 | NO. 231 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, August 19, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... D1 Classifieds ...................... D3-5 Comics ................. NEWS WRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To Sandra Mackey Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSun By PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ If you carry a concealed weapon, including a Case, Barlow, Swiss Army or other type of pocket knife, make sure you leave it in the car when you vote. No weapons are allowed in polling places, said Highlands County Supervisor of Elections Penny Ogg. Even armed Highlands County SheriffÂs deputies and municipal police ofÂ“ cers may not come in unless they are voting or have been called in for a incident. Ogg said she has never had any threats on polling places, nor security issues. That said, on Thursday she recalled a conversation with one election worker who raised a concern about pocket knives. The worker did not mention ever feeling unsafe, she said. Still, the person said a deputy at the polling precinct that day should have spoken to a couple of voters before they came in with pocket type knives in holders on their sides. The worker told her the deputy should have had them take their knives to their vehicles before they went inside the precinct. ÂWe have addressed this with additional training to that particular deputy,ÂŽ Ogg said via email on Thursday.Weapons concerns raised at pollsDeputies on hand, just in case By MARC VALEROStaff WriterAVON PARK Â„ The City of Avon Park may be extending its utility services just over the county line to Polk County to provide water and wastewater services to a planned rebar micro mill. At a recent City Council meeting, City Manager June Fisher said the city has the opportunity to provide water and wastewater services to an industrial plant north of the city. The city has some distribution lines in the area, but options for the best route and Â“ nancing continue to be explored, she said. The city has a grant opportunity that can help with the funding to extend the utility lines. Fisher said it is a great opportunity for the area. A representative from Nucor Steel Florida was present at the meeting to see if council was interested in exploring the grant and providing utility service to the plant. Mayor Garrett Anderson said he Âwhole heatedlyÂŽ supports it. Nucor would be a great addition to Avon Park, he said. Fisher noted it is in Polk County just over the county line, but Nucor does own property in Highlands County. The city would have to get an agreement with AP considers providing utilities to planned Polk plant COURTESY PHOTONucor Steel Florida plans to build a $240 million rebar micro mill just north of the county line in southern Polk County. The company seeks utility services from the City of Avon Park. By PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ Local economic planners want to hear from residents on what they think will make a better, more vibrant Highlands County. The Highlands County Economic Development OfÂ“ ce hopes to develop a strategic plan this year to guide economic development efforts and wants you to give your input through an online survey. ItÂs a dozen questions taking a little under 10 minutes to answer Â„ 20 if you take your time Â„ ranging on topics from what the county has to offer, whether those are strengths or weaknesses, and what the county needs. Economic Development Manager Taylor Benson said in a press release that the survey gives each community member the opportunity to provide feedback on what they feel about the role of economic development, what type of growth and industry they think is best suited for the community and what they feel about the quality of life here. She asks that people spread the word throughout Highlands County so everyone has a chance to take part in the survey. Benson said via phone interview Wednesday that she and her staff have had this survey Âin the pipelineÂŽ since they Â“ rst opened the Economic Development ofÂ“ ce in July 2016. ItÂs taken two years, she said, because they had a number of projects to put in place Â“ rst: Getting the ofÂ“ ce fully staffed, transitioning from having an outside Industrial Development Authority into part of the county structure, getting a new website up ÂHave your sayÂEDC seeks input online from residents By KIM LEATHERMAN Staff WriterSEBRING Â„ Known for its sea shells, sharks teeth and calm waters off the Gulf of Mexico, beaches along the west coast of Florida have become littered with the putrid carcasses of marine life. Red tide has turned many beaches into veritable graveyards. Tons of Â“ sh are being cleaned up daily, and cities are hiring and busing in day laborers to help with the nearly insurmountable chore. Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency on Monday, Aug. 13 in order to provide extra resources to combat the siege of red tide, or Karenia brevis. Red tide, also called harmful algae blooms by scientists, are microscopic algae that occur naturally in waters with a high salinity level. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the algae has been documented since the 1840s. The cells form into algae blooms and produce a neurotoxin that paralyzes Â“ sh and causes manatees and dolphins to drown because they cannot lift their heads to get air. The toxin runs the gamut of the food chain as snails, and shellÂ“ sh become infected. Stephanie Kettle is the public relations manager at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota. She explained the blooms form anywhere from 10-40 miles offshore in the ocean, and winds and currents bring them in. ÂThe actual way blooms initiate is still being studied and is still an area for study,ÂŽ Kettle said. HABs are normally seen in late summer or early fall. The current bloom started in late fall, in late October, last year. The blooms can appear at any time. ÂIt is hard to say whether this year is worse than usual because there is a variety of different things that can mean,ÂŽ Kettle said. ÂIt has been 10 months, which is not the longest we have ever had, but it is certainly long. It Seeing THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Monday, Aug. 6 photo, a dead Snook is shown along the waterÂs edge in Bradenton Beach. From Naples in Southwest Florida about 135 miles north, beach communities along the Gulf coast have been plagued with red tide. Normally crystal clear water is murky, and the smell of dead sh permeates the air.COURTESY PHOTO/MOTE MARINE LABORATORYA Karenia brevis cell, seen here, is also known as the Florida red tide algae. COURTESY PHOTO CONNOR GOULDING/ MOTE MARINE LABORATORYMote sta perform a necropsy on a KempÂs ridley sea turtle on Tuesday, Aug. 7. 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They are taking this action at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce potential risk of erosion in parts of the C-38 Canal that have been backlled as part of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. Boat owners upstream of the S-65D structure will want to check their clearance under covered shelters and either move the boats or make adjustments mooring lines or clearance to help the boats handle higher water levels.SFWMD raising water level on Kissimmee River COURTESY PHOTO/SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTThe South Florida Water Management District, at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will gradually raise water levels on the Kissimmee River, upstream from the S-65D Boat Lock, by approximately a foot in the coming days. By MARC VALEROStaff WriterSEBRING Both the teachers and school support personnel unions approved their respective employment contracts with the Highlands County School District. The contracts will now be considered by the School Board of Highlands County at its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A statement from Highlands County Education Association (teachers union) and Highlands County Educatonal Support Personnel Association stated the contract votes from Wednesday have been tallied and calculated. The teachers voted 98.7 percent yes with 1.3 percent no in ratifying their contract. The support personnel voted 100 percent yes in ratifying their contract. The salary negotiations were for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. The rati ed contracts that are part of the online School Board agenda show the support personnel contract as 2018-2021 and teachers for 2017-2020. Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge explained that contracts typically cover multiple years, but certain parts of the contract are open annually. Salary is always open and then each side (management and union) can open two other areas for discussion. At certain times the entire contract up for discussion is called an open book, he said. During the 2017-18 school year, it was agreed to add one year to the contract window on each contract, Lethbridge said. During the 2018-19 discussions for contract, it was agreed to extend the non-instructional by one year but not the instructional. Thus, there is one difference in the contract window at this time.School unions ratify employment contracts By MELISSA MAINStaff WriterAVON PARK Deputies investigated tips about drug sales in front of Willie Hawks Grocery in Avon Park and arrested a suspect there on Wednesday. A con dential informant provided Highlands County Sheriffs Of ce with information about a suspected drug dealer, the arrest report stated. Andrew Bernard Richardson, 31, of Avon Park was charged with possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a place of worship and possession of drug equipment. Richardson is also known by the street names Da Mayor, Lunch and Big Lunch, according to the report. A deputy reported conducting a proactive patrol in the area of Hal McRae Boulevard in Avon Park. While patrolling, he noticed Richardson sitting in front of Willie Hawks Grocery. According to the deputy, a con dential informant told him that Richardson usually keeps the narcotics he sells on his person. According to the arrest report, the deputy approached Richardson and asked if he could speak with him. Richardson consented, but he appeared to be concealing a large plastic bag with multiple clear plastic bags inside of them. When the deputy asked the suspect what was in his bag, he stepped back. Richardson repeatedly told the deputy that he had nothing in the bag, the report stated. However, the deputy allegedly smelled the strong odor of raw cannabis emitting from him. The deputy stated that the raw odor of cannabis was grounds for a probable cause search, so he searched the suspect and allegedly found six smaller bags with a green leafy substance that eld tested positive for the presence of marijuana and a brown crystal-like substance that eld tested positive for methamphetamine. In all, the deputy reportedly found 7.4 grams of marijuana and one gram of methamphetamine. During the deputys investigation, he con rmed that Miracle Deliverance Church of God, an active place of worship, was within 1,000 feet of Willie Hawks Grocery.Avon Park man charged with selling drugs near a church RICHARDSONBy MELISSA MAINStaff WriterLAKE PLACID A Lake Placid man with previous convictions for grand theft, cocaine possession and giving false owner information to a pawn shop was charged with breaking into a residence and stealing a white Ford Ranger. On Tuesday, Highlands County Sheriffs Office charged Zachery Arthur Arlen Knight, 30, of Lake Placid, with grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling while unarmed, property damage, operating a motor vehicle with no license and probation violation. Knight also has an extensive list of charges and convictions in Lee County. Deputies stated that between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Knight allegedly entered a residence to steal the keys to the vehicle. To gain entry into the residence, he pried open two doors, damaging a screen porch door frame and a wooden door frame, the report stated. The estimated value of the damage was $100 for both door frames. On Wednesday, a deputy found the vehicle that the victim had reported as stolen, the arrest report stated. The deputy stated that Knight was the sole occupant.Lake Placid man charged with grand theft KNIGHT1. More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America. 2. Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of ber. 3. Apple trees take four to ve years to produce their rst fruit. 4. Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated. 5. Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 Special to Highlands News-SunSEBRING Â„ The Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation hosted a memorial dedication for former Highlands County Sheriff Deputy William J. Gentry, Jr., in the Serenity Circle Garden. Guests included GentryÂs family, Highlands County SheriffÂs deputies, Foundation board members, hospital team members, volunteers and other Heartland community members. ÂReferencing Jeremiah 33:6, ÂNevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security,ÂÂŽ said Randy Surber, Florida Hospital Heartland president and CEO. ÂMay we individually, and collectively, as a community, lean on one another and look to God to celebrate the life of Deputy Sheriff Gentry and continue his legacy, through our actions.ÂŽ Gentry served with the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce (HCSO) for more than eight years. He was a member of the K-9 unit, served as part of the Special Investigations (Narcotics) Unit, and trained deputies. Gentry continues to aid others, with his choice to be an organ donor; his organs were donated to more than 70 people, giving others a second chance. GentryÂs End of Watch was Monday, May 7, 2018 as he succumbed to a wound he sustained in the line of duty, the evening prior. ÂWe, at the SheriffÂs ofÂ“ce, want to thank the staff here at the hospital for doing this. I know this is a place that every May 6 or May 7 I will pay a visit; to be able to come here and spend a few moments aloneÂƒI, we, consider you guys family,ÂŽ stated Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman. ÂAll of us at the SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce continue to be overwhelmed by the love and support the community has shown to us and the Gentry family. We could not have made it through this tragedy without all of that support and we are eternally grateful.ÂŽ ÂWe want you to know that Deputy William GentryÂs memorial brick is the Â“rst brick to be seen when entering our garden. We hope that all who enter take time to reÂ”ect on his selÂ”ess service that was given to protect us, and may you feel protected when you enter our sanctuary,ÂŽ said Christen Johnson, Florida Hospital Director of Foundation and Volunteer Services. The Florida Deputy SheriffÂs Association has set up a GoFundMe account to beneÂ“t GentryÂs family, at GoFundMe.com/5iqsc9c. The Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce is also accepting checks. Please call 863-446-0003 or email Donations@ HighlandsSheriff.org for more details.Hospital remembers slain deputy with garden service, memorial The Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Foundation hosted a memorial dedication for former Highlands County Deputy William J. Gentry, Jr., in the Serenity Circle Garden. COURTESY PHOTOA wreath is placed at the memorial for Deputy William J. Gentry Jr. at the Serenity Garden at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring. A memorial was held at the Serenity Garden at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center recently honoring Deputy William J. Gentry Jr. By MARC VALEROStaff WriterAVON PARK Â„ Since the last Avon Park Airport CRA Advisory Board meeting in June, a consulting Â“rm has continued its effort to help the city Â“nd an appropriate Â“xed based operator (FBO) for the Avon Park Executive Airport. Avon Park hired Amherst Consulting in March to develop a request for proposal (RFP) in the cityÂs search for an FBO. The $4,800 contract has the Maitland Â“rm gathering information related to the airportÂs FBO terminal, proposed area of responsibilities, airport data, airport layout plan and more. At the last Airport Community Redevelopment Advisory Board meeting on June 19, the board agreed among the listing of FBO services in the cityÂs ordinance, Category A was the primary need for an FBO, which is the sale of aviation petroleum products and ramp service. Many of the board members believed the airport should meet minimum standards, but those standards were not known for the Avon Park Executive Airport. Since a subsequently scheduled Airport CRA Advisory Board meeting was canceled there has been little word on the FBO effort. Another Airport CRA Advisory Board meeting has not been scheduled yet because the consultants are still gathering information, said June Fisher, city manager. The consultants are gathering information from members of the advisory board on what they would like to see in an FBO, she said. While waiting for that information, the consulting Â“rm is gathering information from airports similar to Avon Park about the services they provide. ÂProbably in the next couple of weeks we will have a meeting scheduled,ÂŽ Fisher said. Advisory Board member Jim Renfro said, about three weeks ago, the consultants asked the Advisory Committee members what they wanted in an FBO and he sent them three or four points on the operation of the airport, but not directly related to an FBO. An FBO is a business model and the person coming in as the FBO will have to decide what he wants to do, Renfro said. But, the airport may not be able to get an FBO because it has no revenue stream anymore.Consulting firm working on AP airport FBO effort MARC VALERO/STAFFA consulting rm has been gathering information to help the City of Avon Park in its search for a xed base operator for the Avon Park Executive Airport. adno=3595140H2A Complete II, Inc. Â… 14 Temporary Workers needed in Lake Wales, FL for October 01, 2018 to June 20, 2019. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By SHAMEEMA CHALLAThe Tutoring CenterMost people when asked about types of schools can come up with three areas: public, private and homeschool. Today, we will look at public and private schools and how to Â“nd the schoolsÂ rankings. First, letÂs discuss public schools. Public schools get their Â“nancing from local, state, and federal government funds. It is free for students. In most cases, they are required to admit all students who reside in their districts. They are required by law to evaluate students with disabilities. They are required by law to provide special education services and IEPs. Next, letÂs discuss private schools. Private schools rely on tuition and funds from nonpublic sources such as, religious organizations, endowments, grants, and charitable donations. They select students from a pool of students who apply and students must apply before they can be accepted. Private schools can be coed, all boys, or all girls. Both private and public schools cannot reject kids because of learning and attention issues. They are also required by law to provide classroom accommodations. Private schools are required to provide 504 plans. The general education teachers and the special education teachers must be state certiÂ“ed in public schools. In private schools the certiÂ“cation of general education teachers depends on state laws and special education teachers do not have to be certiÂ“ed. Public schools donÂt specialize in teaching kids with learning and attention issues but private schools might. Students are required by law to meet state academic standards in public schools but not in private schools. Schools are accountable for student achievement under federal law in public but not in private schools. This information was gathered from understood.org and a blog on babycenter. com. The rankings of schools are shown by using letter grades. So schools can rank from A to F. To Â“nd your childÂs schoolÂs ranking there are two websites that you can look at. The Â“rst one is niche.com and it gives an overall ranking as well as a breakdown in the areas that are looked at. The other website is education-consumer.org. It tells you the school ranking but will also show where Florida ranks in comparison to the other states in the U.S. There are differences and similarities between private and public schools. This should help give a better idea of each type of school. Now you can also see where your childÂs school is ranked and see it compared to the other school in Highlands County but also be able to see where it ranks with other schools in Florida and the U.S.School differences COURTESY PHOTODr. Shameema Challa works at the Tutoring Center on Sun N Lake Boulevard in Sebring and discusses the dierences between public and private schools. By KIM LEATHERMAN Staff WriterLAKE PLACID Â„ The wheels of progress may turn slowly but they do turn. The Florida Department of Transportation is making corrections to waiting ramps on the intersection corners of Dal Hall Boulevard and U.S. 27 and Interlake Boulevard and U.S. 27. The construction commenced on Aug. 6 with the FDOT contractor, Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, doing the work. The work should be completed in the fall, weather permitting, according to FDOT Public Information OfÂ“cer Zachary Burch. Crews will be working during the day and night. The project budget is $193,000. ÂDrivers should expect lane closures; however, no lane closures permitted during peak hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m,ÂŽ according to FDOT. Almost two years ago, the dangers of the corners were brought to the attention of Town Administrator Phil Williams. ÂMonty Delaney (Chief James FanslerÂs fatherin-law) came to me in 2016 relaying that at the northwest corner of Dal Hall Boulevard and U. S. 27 he happened upon a person in a wheelchair whose chair had gotten tangled up in the grass,ÂŽ Williams said. ÂHe said the person struggled against the chair being at an angle that she couldnÂt reach as she dangled into an active trafÂ“c area that she almost fell in to but for Monty stopping to help. ThatÂs what got my attention.ÂŽ In WilliamsÂ email, dated Sept. 2, 2016, to FDOTÂs Erik Padron, the complainant said the woman was struggling in her wheelchair to stay upright and not fall into the trafÂ“c turning on U.S. 27. Williams also pointed out via aerial pictures that there are no extended sidewalks. He noted that there were several handicapped people who cross U.S. 27 to get to Publix and other shopping centers, with an assisted living facility on opposite sides of the busy highway. Padron replied to WilliamsÂ email the same day, thanking him for bringing the issue to their attention and said he sent the information to the TrafÂ“c Operations OfÂ“ce. FDOT will be correcting, replacing or creating new sidewalks to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Williams was asked why the intersections needed to be ADA compliant. The FDOT project list includes: Curb and sidewalk ramps will be reconstructed and crosswalks will be realigned where necessary. Pedestrian signals will be upgraded to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act. Crosswalks will be added across Dal Hall Boulevard and Tower Street. Crosswalks will be added across Dal Hall Boulevard and Tower Street. Drainage improvements will be constructed. ÂI leave the terms of whether they need to be ADA compliant and whether the work being done will achieve same to FDOT,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey do need to be safe though.ÂŽ Williams said he deÂ“nitely feels the improvements will keep pedestrians safer. ÂThatÂs the whole intent,ÂŽ he said.FDOT making ADA adjustments FDOT construction crews are repairing the sidewalks on U.S. 27 and Interlake Boulevard to ensure access for everyone. KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFThese FDOT crews are working at the corner of Interlake Boulevard and U.S. 27. BRADENTON Cortez Plaza (941) 752-3300SARASOTA SOUTHClark Road (941) 921-2121SEBRING LAKESHORE MALL (between Belk and Sears) (863) 382-7771SARASOTA NORTH University Pkwy (941) 359-8400 adno=3599894 DonÂt MISS the OPPORTUNITY TO TEST ALL-NEW TECHNOLOGY!Special Hearing Health Event This Week Only! GENIUSÂ’ 3.0 NEW GENIUSÂ’ 3.0 technology from Miracle-Ear is the Â“ rst technology that is clinically proven to isolate speech from unwanted noise and unwanted speech. Connectivity Noise Reduction Tinnitus Control Feedback CancellationSmartphone ControlHD2Sound Intuitive StreamingSingleMicÂ’ Directionality for AudiotonePro ANY STYLE!*Fits up to a 30 db loss. Not valid with any other discount or offer. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5OBITUARIES Bill M. GoadBilly Myers Goad, 82, of Sebring, Florida passed away on Aug. 15, 2018 after a long illness. He was in the loving care of his wife, Carole. Bill was born in Otwell, Arkansas in December of 1935, the son of Ira Edward Goad and Dora Clark Goad. He is survived by his wife, Carole; step-children, Patrice Dossetti (Tony) of Merced, California, Ellen Lemos (Tony) of Sebring and Kent Leonard (Alexandra) of Port St. Lucie; grandchildren, Jenna Dossetti and Heather Lemos; brother, Marvin Goad (Doris) of Lansing, Michigan; sisters, Dorothy Richey (Douglas) and Marlene Denison (Wayne) both of Mason, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was an avid lifelong classic car and hot rod enthusiast. He liked working with the big, powerful engines, which he did for many years at Oldsmobile in Lansing, Michigan. He had a talent for designing and painting graphics on specialty vehicles, such as race cars. He also enjoyed Â“shing and gospel music. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave. in Sebring, with Rev. Darrell Peer, Rev. Don Davis and Rev. Allen Altvater III ofÂ“ciating. In lieu of Â”owers, donations in BillÂs name to New Testament Church and Mission, 604 Lemon Ave. in Sebring would be greatly appreciated.Clarence ÂWhiteyÂŽ HaroldClarence (Whitey) Harold, 77, of Sebring, Florida passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. He was born Oct. 28, 1940 to the late Clarence Elbert Harold Sr. and the late Irma Harold Thomas. Surviving are son, Bruce Harold of Richmond, Virginia; daughter, Lora Murray of Richmond, Virginia; stepsons, Jeffrey Elder of Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania and Dwayne Elder and wife Bobbi Jean of Lebanon, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald Harold and wife Jackie of Missouri, Robert Harold and wife Barbara of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Johnny Harold of Collinsville Virginia and Richard Harold and wife Teresa of Roanoke, Virginia; sisters, Martha Pennington and husband Mike of Collinsville, Virginia and Nancy Wright of Patrick County, Virginia; and sisters-in-law, Jean Harold of Illinois and Debbie Harold of Broadway, Virginia. Preceded in death by brothers, James Harold and Jeffrey Harold; sister, Mary Harold Carter and brother-in-law Mark Wolfe. Service to be held at Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home, 101 E. North 2nd St., Seneca, South Carolina at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Clarence Harold served in the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed watching golf and football. In lieu of Â”owers, consider donations to the AlzheimerÂs Association.Gary Steven NealGary Steven Neal, born on Nov. 12, 1949, passed away on Aug. 6, 2018. He will always be loved and remembered by his wife, Lauren; sisters, Judy Bachman and Carol Sue White; cousins, nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews, and all of his friends. Gary was born in Avon Park, Florida where he was proud to be an Eagle Scout and loved playing baseball, Â“shing and hunting. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University and lived and worked in banking in Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, 1500 South State Road 7, North Lauderdale, Florida. In lieu of Â”owers, please make donations to the Arthritis Foundation or a charity of your choice. Mark Palmer Memorial scholarshipAVON PARK Â„ The Highlands Seminole Club is accepting applications and essays now through Aug. 31 for the Mark Palmer Memorial Scholarship. This award is for students who have been accepted to Florida State University and have graduated from a Highlands County high school. For more information, email Erin at email@example.com or visit the Facebook page @highlandsnoles.Free essential oils classLAKE PLACID Â„ There will be a free essential oils class from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at the MidFlorida Credit Union activity room, 6 N. Main Ave. (back of the building) in Lake Placid. Light refreshments will be served. One door prize per session. For more information, call Nicole at 540-742-2381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Breakfast buffet at ElksSEBRING Â„ The Sebring Elks 1529 will host a breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at the Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd. Cost is $9 and is open to the public.ChelseaÂs fundraiser on tapLAKE PLACID Â„ JaxsonÂs in Lake Placid will have a fundraiser for Chelsea from 1-8 p.m. today. RafÂ”e, 50/50 and food. All money raised goes to help Chelsea and her family with expenses from her recent accident.S.A.L.T. meeting scheduledSEBRING Â„ The next meeting of Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will be at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday at HomerÂs Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. This monthÂs guest speaker is retired Col. Mike Borders.NARFE to meet for lunchSEBRING Â„ The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Chapter 0288 of Highlands County will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at HomerÂs Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Parkway. This is lunch only, no meeting or executive board meeting. Regular meetings resume in September. For information, call President Laura Pletcher at 540-226-8754.Eggs and Education setSEBRING Â„ The next Eggs and Education will take place from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday at Bob Evans Restaurant, 2541 U.S. 27 N. in Sebring. First 30 to RSVP receive free breakfast. Guest speaker will be Dr. Luepschen, DPM. RSVP to Amanda Macias by Aug. 22 at 863-443-1301.VFW summer supperAVON PARK Â„ The VFW Post 9853 will have its Cool Summer Supper from 4:30-6:30 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. Smoke-free dining area.Free essential oils classSEBRING Â„ There will be a free essential oils class from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Sebring Public Library, 319 W. Center Ave. in Sebring. Light refreshments will be served. One door prize per session. For more information, call Nicole at 540-742-2381 or email imashrout@gmail. com.Speakeasy Soiree tickets on saleSEBRING Â„ NU-HOPE Elder Care Services will have its 2018 Speakeasy Soiree from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, at Jack Stroup Civic Center in Sebring. Tickets are $75 each or $100 per couple. Dress is 1920s costumes, and fancy attire is strongly encouraged. Live ÂGolden EraÂŽ band, Âback roomÂŽ gaming, dancing, rafÂ”es and more. Reservations required. For reservations or information, contact NU-HOPE at 863-3822134 or SpeakeasySoiree@ nuhope.org.Orchid Society to meetSEBRING Â„ The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center St. There will be a silent auction as well as many types of orchids up for auction. Open to the public. For information, call Glen at 863-471-6171.VFW open house scheduledSEBRING Â„ The Sebring VFW Post 4300 will hold a membership drive/open house on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, at their Post, 1041 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Music is provided by Chrissy from 1-4 p.m. and George Durham is from 5-8 p.m. Food available including barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans and more at minimal cost. Food served 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. RafÂ”es and prizes all day. Membership information available. Open to the public. For information, call 863-385-8902.COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870 Â€ (863) 385-1546DIRECT CREMATION $895Â€ All cremations done in Highlands County Not out of CountyÂ€ Cremation Â€ Burials Â€ Shipping Service Â€ No sales person will call Â€ Serving all of Highlands CountyÂWe CareÂŽ Â€ Locally owned & operatedadno=3599470 WE OFFER THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO TREAT LOW BACK PAINDr. DanzeyÂs patented tables are now used all over the world! 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director email@example.com Rob Kearley Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director email@example.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 Â… 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Righteous anger can move mountains if it is backed up with action. Without actions that back up the indignation, it is like the road that is paved with good intentions that leads to nowhere. So it is with the deplorable conditions found at Magnolia Retirement Home that we have recently reported on. There is black mold on the walls, a roach infestation, and holes in the drywall. In some rooms, hot water does not exist. The list goes on. These are the conditions documented by American Health Care Association and the Highlands County Health Department. What does it take to close down a facility that appears to be derelict in its treatment of the elderly and or mentally ill clients? On the other hand, where do the residents move to if a facility is shut down, especially if they donÂt have the means to move? Most of the nursing home and assisted living facilities in Highlands County meet the requirements of AHCA, but nationwide we hear allegations of medicine errors, dementia patients wandering off, and patients living in squalor. Additionally, there are reports of physical, mental and sexual abuse allegations. Patient-safety advocates want to make sure the patients/residents are properly cared for and living in humane conditions. AHCA Press Secretary Shelisha Coleman explained that there is no set number of violations, nor deÂ“ciencies that determine whether or not to close a facility. Rather, it depends on the origin of the violations and how they affect the resident or patientÂs health. ÂThe health and safety of residents is our top priority, which is why AHCA has and will hold any facility who fails to protect residents fully accountable,ÂŽ Coleman stated. ÂWhen determining whether or not to revoke or deny a facility license, the Agency considers a variety of factors, including the severity of the violation, actions taken by the facility to correct the violations, and any previous history of violations.ÂŽ Most remember the tragic deaths of 14 people at Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center in the days following Hurricane Irma. The facility was evacuated Sept. 13 when eight elderly residents died in quick succession after the home lost power to its central air conditioning and overheated. Six more died in subsequent weeks. The medical examiner declared 12 of those deaths homicide, ruling those deaths were caused by heat exposure. This particular facility had complaints against it before the hurricane, but it took those 12 deaths to Â“nally close it. The facilityÂs ofÂ“cials are Â“ghting to keep their license. What should be asked is, would any individual want your mom or dad or any other family member living in deplorable conditions? Should not agencies that are responsible for inspecting retirement and nursing home facilities do surprise inspections? Do not let the management or ownership know when a re-inspection will take place, such as has happened with the Magnolia Retirement Home. If code violations are recurring with no attempt to correct the situation, seemingly indeÂ“nite extensions should not be allowed. Coleman went on to explain that patients, or residents, will be taken care of if a facility shuts down. Coleman also said residents would have assistance in Â“nding a new and affordable place to live. ÂThe Agency works with our partners (Department of Children and Families and the Long Term Care Ombudsman ofÂ“ce) to help safely relocate all residents,ÂŽ she said. Dignity is deÂ“ned by Psychology Today as Âour inherent value and worth as human beings; everyone is born with it.ÂŽ The residents at Magnolia Retirement Home deserve to live their lives with dignity.Do whatÂs rightNFL starts soonSept. 6 until Dec. 30: 17 weeks of smashmouth football with exciting plays and special highlights. Sounds great for the fans, right? However, before that all happens, I am suggesting we will be right back to that nonsense of which players will kneel, stand or hide out in the locker room gutless to show their patriotism. Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, a black man and lifelong advocate of social justice, says the issue of Colin Kaepernich kneeling to protest social injustice is not the issue here. Brown further says he would never kneel for the national anthem or salute to the Â”ag, out of respect for what they stand for. He further commented that we work hard to make this a better country. My comments are that the multi-millionaire athletes should thank their lucky stars they are able to play the game they love, be paid a lot of money in front of thousands of fans, in a stadium that probably has an American Â”ag Â”ying on the roof or pole somewhere in the stadium. They should also show respect for the 1.2 million men and women willing to defend this nation, the Â”ag and the anthem. I guarantee that none of them kneel or hide in the barracks. I hope for the best, but I can see demonstrations and protests coming, and that is a sad commentary of today in this country. Anyway, let the games begin and may the best team win.Hal Graves SebringWhere the sidewalk endsIs America regressing in time? Have we become more divided or was it always this way? Each day adds new doubts as to where our democratic republic is headed. We seem to be on a steady walk toward times not known in this free nation. We are treated daily to helpings of incessant attacks against the free media, the alienation of allies, the dehumanizing of those we disagree with, belittling insults against selected races and cultures. Our Constitution clearly states we have a right to redress our government. Yet, those who do are targeted with all manner of vulgar and degrading insults. Corruption abounds. Threats of pulling credentials of news services have arisen more than once in the past year or so. Once staunch allies now question the shift in the mindset of American government. The will of one person seems to take precedence over all that is logical. The tiresome and classless rants of tax paid public servants orchestrate a feeding frenzy that has become the daily norm. How and where does it stop? Oppressive dictatorships grow from the seeds of division, bias and complacency. WeÂve seen it all before. The Roman Empire saw it. Germany saw it. Italy saw it. Russia sees it. Venezuela sees it. America walks down a similar path. The walk is slow but relentless. I see something sinister waiting where the sidewalk ends.Warren Pender SebringOUR VIEW EditorÂs Note: This is Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim SmolarickÂs continuation of his trip up north with his daughter two years ago and the lessons they both learned from such a long trip. Â€ Â€ Â€ LetÂs see, as I recall, my daughter had just scored a point and tied it up as far as the scoring goes on our trek to the homeland. I rationalized in my mind that I had given her the assist with my foolish statement of how traveling the chosen way was faster as we sat at a dead standstill. Being more experienced than her at these types of things, I quickly recovered and promised myself the next opportunity I get, I will think more before opening my mouth as princess is quickly becoming a worthy opponent in the debate arena. After clearing the I-85 rush trafÂ“c, we settled in for the hour and a half ride to Greensboro, North Carolina. The princess asked about how much longer we had to go. My guess was roughly 200 miles, and she wanted to know how long it would take. Immediately, I realized I had a math problem for her to solve. So I told her we were going to make a game out of this issue. She could ask any questions she felt she had to generate her own answer to her question. This seemed to excite her just a bit and she said, ÂOK.ÂŽ What do you think her Â“rst question was as she was grinning at me? Of course, ÂHow long will it take to get to our destination?ÂŽ I looked back at her and she said, Âyou said I could ask any question.ÂŽ Right then, I knew she just scored again, even if it was only on her scorecard. I then explained I will not give her the answer, I would not conÂ“rm nor deny guesses but I would approve her answer if she did the math. Now I am feeling conÂ“dent this is going to take more than a few minutes. However, before I could turn the radio back on, she blurts out, Â2 hours and 55 minutes at your speed, but the way you drive it will be over three hours.ÂŽ There was disappointment in her voice and I could tell she didnÂt want to be in the car any longer. However, this is the gut check part of the trip as the last three hours of the trip are always the most difÂ“cult. At 50 miles or so from Greensboro, I tell her how impressed I was that she calculated the precise time it would take to get to our destination. I told her that was hard to do in her mind, etc. So, testing her, I said we are now about 165 miles away from our destination. How long is it going to take us? Now I will get to see her way of calculation. I half expected to see the phone, but without picking up any of her devices, she says 2 hours and 13 minutes and that we are probably a little closer than 165 miles. I like to ride with the GPS on so I can see exactly where we are, how many miles and an estimated time of arrival. With a sly grin, I said to the princess that I would check her accuracy using my reliable GPS. As I slid my hand over the driverÂs seat patting around to Â“nd my GPS, without thinking I asked if she knew where it was. Arrrghhhh! I did it again, talking before thinking. In a very conÂ“dent tone, she said, ÂOf course, I know where it is. How do you think I have known how long it will take to get to Virginia?ÂŽ She was now laughing pretty hard and frankly rightfully so. She had gotten the best of me yet again and now she was laughing out loud about her success. Twenty miles from Greensboro Â„ 60 miles from my home state Â„ and she goes up, 3 to 1. When I started in North Carolina, she was scoreless. As I am rocketing toward exiting North Carolina, she now is in command. I am quickly running out of time and she is quickly understanding the concept of scoring. I then said to her that time would go faster if she took a nap and as if she knew I was in turmoil, she simply said, ÂOK.ÂŽ As she rustled around organizing her stuff for the nap, I reÂ”ected back to when I organized her stuff for her as we made these trips. Realization hit me as I entered Greensboro, those days are deÂ“nitely over. Tim Smolarick is publisher of the Highlands News-Sun and Highlands Sun. Email him at tim. email@example.comThe secret to my daughterÂs math skillsMY IMPRESSIONTim Smolarick
www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7 Polk County to extend its utility services into Polk, she added. The Nucor project proposes to construct and operate a steel rebar micro mill manufacturing facility on the border of Highlands and Polk counties that would be accessed by motor vehicle from U.S. 27 by taking West Sun Pure Road in Highlands County. The fact sheet on the project states construction is anticipated to begin in 2019 with conversion to an operational facility in 2020. The $240 million plant is expected to employ 250 people with an average annual salary of $66,000. The rebar micro mill will have an estimated annual capacity of 350,000 tons. Nucor and its afÂ“liates are manufacturers of steel products, with operating facilities primarily in the United States and Canada. In the Â“rst half of 2018, Nucor reported consolidated net earnings of $1.04 billion compared with consolidated net earnings of $679.9 million in the Â“rst half of last year.POLKFROM PAGE 1A Ogg also said she recently had an election worker in a training class tell her that her ofÂ“ce seemed more concerned with machine and physical security than with election worker safety. That poll worker Â„ who Ogg said does plan to work both the primary and general elections Â„ suggested Ogg have deputies use a magnetic wand on voters before they enter. The person also suggested posting an armed guard. While a deputy would be on hand, Ogg said electronic sensing entrance security and/ or an armed guard at the door are actually illegal at polling places. According to Florida Statute: Â€ Weapons of any kind are not allowed in the precinct or polling location. Â€ Law enforcement ofÂ“cers are not allowed at voting precinct entrances. Ogg has asked for and received extra patrols driving by the polling locations each year. The deputies outside the precinct have been trained by Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman to act as eyes and ears for the precinct location and election workers, Ogg said. All Election workers are advised to speak up if they see or hear something while they are in the precinct, Ogg said. ÂI have in the past and continue to speak out about the great appreciation I have for our election workers and the job they perform for us on election day,ÂŽ Ogg said via email. ÂWithout them we could not hold voting for our citizens of Highlands County.ÂŽ She added that their safety and security remain a priority for her. Any speciÂ“c threat to their security will be treated with high concern, and Ogg said she would do whatever she can do to alleviate that threat. Ogg also wished to dispel rumors of having trouble Â“nding poll workers. ÂWeÂve got poll workers in place,ÂŽ Ogg said. She said she had 230 poll workers, all trained and with procedures in place to ensure the integrity of every ballot. Most of her corps are veteran poll voters, she said, but there have been some new people this year.WEAPONSFROM PAGE 1A and running, and then conducting a strategic assessment last summer. Now that her office has all the data from that assessment, they are in ÂPhase 2.ÂŽ The survey is available by visiting www. HighlandsBusiness. com/survey, or going to SurveyMonkey directly at www.surveymonkey. com/r/highlandsco. The survey has taken off, Benson said. Since the launch on Monday, sheÂs had 398 responses. She wants people to be aware, the survey will note which computer and/or browser is used to take the survey and will prevent a second survey being taken from that device. People in the same household who all want to take the survey will need to use separate devices or different browsers, she said. They might also try a computer at the local library, but if others have put in a survey from there, they may have to use a different library terminal. ÂWorst case scenario, they could call and do it over the phone,ÂŽ Benson said. Or, she said, they could walk in to the office at the Highlands County Government Annex, 503 S. Commerce Ave., or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a set of questions, and just send a reply. The survey is available until Sept. 7. Residents have a little less than a month to complete it. Benson said her office has already contracted Vision First Advisors consulting firm to help devise the strategic plan from the data and responses. They are doing data gathering and analysis as of now, she said. It will come together over the course of the next couple of months. She did not set a deadline, she said. ÂI wanted to give them the ability to get it done right instead of get done quick,ÂŽ Benson said. She expects it to be done by the end of the calendar year. So far, none of the data or responses have resulted in anything too alarming or shocking, she said. ÂThere is a lot of optimism about the office, about the work we can accomplish,ÂŽ Benson said.INPUTFROM PAGE 1A can also mean Â“sh kills; this is not the largest. We have had mass mortality for dolphins in the past and we have not passed those numbers either. ÂIt is a very long algae bloom. It spans 150 miles and itÂs not as patchy as some blooms have been in the past,ÂŽ Kettle said. ÂIt is deÂ“nitely a bad algae bloom; itÂs deÂ“nitely affecting us but is hard to say if itÂs worse.ÂŽ Mote and FWC have been working together in the recovery of manatees, sea turtles and dolphins. Kettle said that in one week they recovered 11 dolphins in Sarasota County. Necropsies were done and tissue samples were sent off to a lab, but they suspect the HAB is the culprit. Their prey have been washing up dead on shore also. ÂUnfortunately, none of the dolphins have been rescues.ÂŽ Red tide kills marine life but it also makes humans sick too. Respiratory problems may occur, such as coughing, sore throat, runny and itchy eyes and noses. Kettle said people living in areas by beaches are having a hard time dealing with the aerosolized bloom. The bloom is affecting businesses near beaches as well; the local Tourism Development Council spoke to the staff at Mote on Wednesday. Kettle could not predict the end to the blooms because weather and currents are variables. The University of South Florida is working on a model. As the name suggests, the bloom can turn the water red. It can also turn it brown, yellow, green or pink. In ScottÂs emergency order, Mote was the recipient of $100,000, which will be used for the investigations team. $500,000 was awarded to Visit Florida to Âestablish an emergency grant program to help local communities continue to bring in the visitors that support so many Florida families and businesses.ÂŽ ÂIn addition to the emergency order, I am also directing a further $900,000 in grants for Lee County to clean up impacts related to red tide Â„ bringing total red tide grant funding for Lee County to more than $1.3 million,ÂŽ Scott said. ÂWhile we Â“ght to learn more about this naturally-occurring phenomenon, we will continue to deploy all state resources and do everything possible to make sure that Gulf Coast residents are safe and area businesses can recover.ÂŽ FWC has an interactive website that is frequently updated with red tide updates and maps of affected areas. Cell counts per liter are listed for both the east and west coasts and listed by beach. The site is myfwc.com/redtidestatus; you may also call 866-300-9399. Visitbeaches.org is another great resource to use before heading to the ocean; data reports on levels of red drift, throat irritation, water temps and more. To report a Â“sh kill, call the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.RED FROM PAGE 1A THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Monday, Aug. 6 photo, work crews clean up dead sh along Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. From Naples in Southwest Florida, about 135 miles north, beach communities along the Gulf Coast have been plagued with red tide. Normally crystal clear water is murky, and the smell of dead sh permeates the air. COURTESY PHOTO CONOR GOULDING/ MOTE MARINE LABORATORYMote Strandings Investigation brought in two deceased dolphins, and also received two other dolphins from police within two days from the Caspersen Beach area. Necropsies took place on Wednesday, Aug. 8. 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A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By Special to Highlands News-SunHighlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: US 98 from US 27 to Ashton Road: Crews are cleaning and desilting pipes and culverts along the eastbound and westbound shoulders through Friday, Aug. 31. US 27 Northbound between Lakeview Drive and Vicki Drive: Crews are repairing the sidewalks on the northbound shoulder. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. US 27 Southbound between Golfview Road and Tubbs Road: Crews are reconstructing the driveway/connection at the old Mexican restaurant location and adjacent property. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. US 27 Northbound between CR 17 and the Polk County line: Crews are investigating the underground utilities. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. US 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on SR 64 from US 27 to Self Avenue: Crews are replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on US 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, US 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on SR 64 from Self Avenue to US 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on US 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on SR 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing trafÂ“c separators, sidewalks, trafÂ“c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on US 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane Â”agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/ overnight hours on US 27 and SR 64. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane Â”agging operations on SR 64 during the daytime. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. All US 27 trafÂ“c lanes have shifted eastward and reduced to two lanes in each direction. The entrances to Kersey Street and Prairie Street on southbound US 27 will be closed to trafÂ“c through Sept. 7. The entrance to Locke Street on southbound US 27 will be closed through Sept. 14. South Hart Avenue on eastbound SR 64 will be closed to trafÂ“c through Aug. 25. Follow detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. US 27 in front of Home Depot: Crews will be repairing ditch structure that has major erosion issues. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through the end of August. There will be a crane brought in to reset existing structure. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the southbound lane in front of Home Depot. US 27 at E Interlake Boulevard/CR 621 and US 27 at Dal Hall Boulevard/Tower Street: This project is to construct high-emphasis crosswalks and crosswalk landings, install pedestrian signals, and associated drainage improvements. This week, crews will work on the signal wiring, pedestrian signals installation, and pavement striping. Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. US 27 northbound and southbound between SW Vista Drive and Heartland Boulevard in Lake Placid: Crews will be replacing the railroad ties on the bridge. There will be road closures and a detour. On Saturday Aug. 25, the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 will be closed to trafÂ“c from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Southbound trafÂ“c will be detoured onto County Road 17 North at Lake June Road, then turning left onto Heartland Boulevard to connect back to southbound US 27. On Sunday, Aug. 26, the northbound lanes of U.S. 27 will be closed to trafÂ“c from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Northbound trafÂ“c will be detoured left onto Heartland Boulevard then turning right onto County Road 17 North, then turning left onto Lake June Road, then turning right onto SW Vista Drive to connect back to northbound US 27. All Âwide loadsÂŽ or Âoversized loadsÂŽ traveling southbound must detour at US 98 or SR 66. All Âwide loadsÂŽ or Âoversized loadsÂŽ traveling northbound must detour at SR 70. US 17 (Lakeview Drive) between Mellow Lane and Kenilworth Boulevard: Watch for southbound lane closures with trafÂ“c using the center turn lane as crews rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/ set new poles. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. SR 70 from US 27 to CR 721: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. SR 17 from east of Woodlawn Drive to Pasadena Avenue and on Claudia Avenue: Crews will improve drainage along SR 17 and Claudia Avenue. Additional improvements include resurfacing the roadway, installing guardrail and pavement markings, and installing curb and gutter. Lane closures on Claudia Avenue will be during nighttime/overnight hours and a detour will be in place. Please follow posted detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Motorists should expect intermittent single-lane Â”agging operations on US 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Wednesday, Dec. 5. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. SR 17 from Sebring Parkway to Delaney Road: Crews will be repairing pavement marking issues in this area. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through the end of August. Watch for Â”aggers and construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway.County road work advisories issued The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 10: Travis Roy Bass, 27, Seffner, charged with probation violation. Garrick Damon Harris, 44, Sebring, charged with drug possession. James William Kerklin, 51, Avon Park, on charges of battery, sexual assault, false imprisonment, driving on suspended license and failure to register a motor vehicle. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 11: Debbie Denise Benjamin 48, Avon Park, on charges of larceny, insurance fraud and criminal use of personal ID. Albertus Loverboy Maxime, 27, Avon Park, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief and simple assault. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 12: Josua Xavier Jenkins, 24, Sebring, charged with battery. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 13: Brenda Lee Bass, 55, Sebring, on charges of cocaine possession, three charges of drug possession and two charges of drug equipment possession. Oscar Luis Del Rio Ramirez, 52, Sebring, on two charges of failure to appear. Bonnie Roberts Johnson, 52, Sebring, charged with failure to appear. Jeffrey Scott Lowe, 46, Sebring, on three charges of probation violation. Tab Milton Morgan, 29, Okeechobee, charged with failure to appear. Jerome Patterson, 42, Avon Park, charged with probation violation. Ashley Christine Schenck, 30, Zolfo Springs, charged with probation violation. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 14: Fred Chandler, 54, Avon Park, on two charges of probation violation. Jennifer Rae Hall, 36, Sebring, on charges of larceny, drug possession, drug equipment possession and smuggling contraband. Gerald Tyrone Hampton, 52, Avon Park, charged with sex offender violation. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jr., 48, Lake Placid, on charges of drug trafÂ“cking, probation violation and violating driverÂs license restrictions.POLICE BLOTTER SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 9/08/18. 2017adno=3599898
www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9 STATE NEWS Woman who analyzed Taylor SwiftÂs lyrics meets herTAMPA (AP) Â„ The Florida sun burned through my black pleather top as I hurried around Raymond James Stadium. I tried to grip a set of metal plates used at the Tampa Bay Times printing press, but my hands kept slipping. The sweat had little to do with the heat. Days before, I had published a project in the Times called ÂLook What Taylor Swift Made Me Do,ÂŽ analyzing lyrics of her six albums over three years. My quest was to learn about my favorite singer, who is notoriously private, by decoding her lyrics. I knew many people had read it in print and online. IÂd spent the morning before her Tampa concert interacting with some of those readers on Reddit about my methods and why I did this. But I didnÂt know if one reader Â„ the reader Â„ had seen it at all. Then, IÂd gotten a text. It was Jay Cridlin, the Times pop music/culture critic: Hey, can you call me ASAP? My heart pounded. Did I mess something up? I called immediately. ÂTaylorÂs publicist called me. They read the project. She invited us backstage tonight to meet her.ÂŽ The sweating began. The security team at the stadium eyed the plates. A supervisor came over. There was no way I was allowed to bring them in. They were sharp, they were metal. I sputtered, knowing the words sounded pitiful. ÂIÂm meeting Taylor. Her publicist said to bring them.ÂŽ That was a hard no. I felt defeated. When the article went to press the week before, IÂd called the printing plant to see if they could save the plates. The sheets of metal are not only a tangible form of my project, but also symbolize the work I do at the Times as a news page designer Â„ a job dependent on the health of print newspapers, which so many people around the country claim are on their deathbeds. The operators at the plant gave me two copies of the plates. One set will be framed and hung on my wall at home. Now dejected, I started to set the other by a trash can near the box ofÂ“ce. Maybe someone would stumble upon them and wonder why anyone would make metal posters that looked like newspapers featuring the face of Taylor Swift. The project started from a desire to learn about Taylor, to support the connections my brain made with her lyrics. It resulted in collaborations with nearly every corner of the newsroom. Only after it was published on tampabay.com did I really start to think other fans might truly Â“nd it interesting. I brieÂ”y entertained the idea that one day the project would reach its subject through social media, and she would tweet or blog it. But I never expected her to read it, much less before her concert in Tampa. I certainly never expected an invitation to meet her. ItÂs not the reason I wrote it, not at all. But now that I had the chance, I had to put an ending on this story. As I turned back toward security, my friends yelled solutions at me. The heartbreak on my face was plain. I saw Jay raise his hand. He was on the phone. Take the plates to the media entrance, he said. I whipped around and hurried them to a confused doorman, who, after a phone call, promised to get the plates where they needed to be. I breathed, and gleefully glided through security. Taylor SwiftÂs publicist appeared out of nowhere as I stood gaping at the crowd on the Â”oor level of the stadium. She led us through just a couple doors and then a curtain, and there she was. Taylor gathered me into a hug. I was vaguely aware of how sweaty I was and how not sweaty she was. We had a brief, but real, conversation. Her team asked us to keep exact details of the meeting off the record, so IÂll honor that. In fact, it makes sense. This practice of keeping Taylor private is what led me to try to decipher her the Â“rst place. But strictly from my perspective, the entire experience had a dreamlike quality. I was able to explain the gift of the newspaper plates, describing them as stamps that print the newspaper. And it was my understanding that she saw the story in print. For a project intended for online and all the ways it was pushed on social media (I am now a member of no less than 22 Taylor Swift fan groups on Facebook), Taylor Swift saw it in our local newspaper. The memory of meeting Taylor still feels like a dream, but itÂs also reality now. If my reporting proved anything to me, itÂs that thereÂs a little room for both. We took a glistening photo together, with a backdrop of her name on newspaper pages behind us. Tampa Bay TimesVictim sues school board, says attorneyFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A lawsuit has been Â“led against a Florida school board for allegedly allowing an elementary school substitute teacher Â“red for fondling a child to be hired by another school. Attorney Jeff Herman says his client was 8-years-old when teacher Christopher Falzone began sexually abusing her in 2012. The lawsuit Â“led Friday alleges he touched and sexually harassed the victim and other female students, sometimes right in front of the principal. Falzone was Â“red in 2013 and was hired by a charter school. The lawsuit says he was also hired by a nearby summer camp where he was recently arrested on charges that he sexually molested a girl there. Herman Â“led a negligence complaint against the School Board of Broward County. The school district says it does not comment on pending litigation.Sheriff: Body found in vehicle fire near Walt Disney WorldORLANDO (AP) Â„ Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a vehicle Â“re near Walt Disney World in Florida. The Orange County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said in a news release that the Â“re was reported shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday. The Reedy Creek Fire Department found a victim inside after putting out the Â“re. Authorities say the vehicle Â“re happened on a road near DisneyÂs Epcot attraction outside Orlando. The victim was not immediately identiÂ“ed. OfÂ“cials say an investigation is continuing.4.3 M Floridians to get new Medicare cards next monthMIAMI (AP) Â„ Check your mailboxes Florida residents because your new Medicare card is coming soon. Federal health ofÂ“cials are mailing the new cards in geographic waves so Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are also getting new cards along with 4.3 million Floridians. The new cards are free and will be automatically mailed. The cards should arrive by the end of September. They wonÂt have your Social Security number of them anymore. The cards also have new features to help beneÂ“ciaries detect and avoid identify theft and scams. There are no changes to Medicare beneÂ“ts. Federal health ofÂ“cials warned that consumers can avoid scammers by knowing that true Medicare representatives will never call people asking for any personal information, including Social Security Numbers, bank information, or to pay for the new Medicare card.Man charged with destroying burrowing owl nestsCAPRE CORAL (AP) Â„ A Florida man has been charged with destroying the nests of six burrowing owls. The birds are protected by the state. Wildlife ofÂ“cials say 52-year-old Jerlis Villalba and his crew were doing landscaping work when he instructed the crew to clear land near the burrows. According to a probable cause afÂ“davit, Villalba admitted that he knew the burrowing owls and their burrows were protected and decided to get close anyway because he hadnÂt seen the birds in a long time. The News-Press reports the burrows had also been listed on construction site plans and various permits. 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A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By MATT SOERGELThe Florida Times-UnionJACKSONVILLE (AP) Â„ The state health department is trying to kick dogs out of local craft brewpubs, where theyÂve long been as much of a tradition as cornhole, vintage board games and extra-hoppy India Pale Ales. Brewpubs are banding up to Â“ght back, mounting a petition drive that asks local politicians to push the issue and allow manÂs (and womanÂs) best friends to lie around in the pub with their humans. Mark Stillman, a partner in Green Room Brewing in Jacksonville Beach, started a petition on Change.org and posted it on the breweryÂs Facebook page. Other breweries soon widely and enthusiastically shared it on their social media. The petition has passed the 5,000 signatures sought. Dogs in brewpubs are a common sight at such businesses around the country. ItÂs a perk for customers, said Stillman, those who might feel bad having left their dog at home while they were at work all day. ÂTypically itÂs in a manufacturing environment, and youÂre having your buddy there after a long day of work,ÂŽ said Stillman. Stillman said 11 states have also speciÂ“cally passed laws allowing dogs at breweries, wineries and distilleries. Many brewpubs donÂt serve food, which has given them a kind of loophole to invite dogs along with their owners. But in a letter from the state shared by Stillman, food is deÂ“ned as Âany raw, cooked, or processed edible substance, ice, beverage or ingredient used or intended for use in whole, or in part, for human consumption.ÂŽ This seems to mean that beer, which is what brewpubs are about, is food.State cracks down on canine friends, brewpubs The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Â„ FloridaÂs Democratic primary for agriculture commissioner has been a struggle for attention, with the three-candidate contest seemingly lost amid the clamor of a high-proÂ“le gubernatorial race and more-contentious Cabinet battles. With relatively little money compared to statewide candidates in other races, the Democrats running to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam are a scientist, a South Florida mayor and a marijuana lobbyist. They agree on most issues but are having to scratch to raise Democratic voter awareness. ÂWell Âƒ yes, it is a problem that the governorÂs race is sucking all the oxygen and media attention from the other down-ballot races,ÂŽ said Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter, who is on the ballot against environmental scientist Roy David Walker and attorney and lobbyist Nikki Fried. ÂThe voters will be deciding on four Cabinet posts that are all executive level, and nine out of 10 voters we speak to have no idea about the position or the candidates.ÂŽ Walker, from Wilton Manors in Broward County, said the duties of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services should make the contest second in importance to the governorÂs race. ÂWith the current red tide killing our sea animals and toxic algae blooms threatening public health and our economy, the department is Â“nally getting some coverage,ÂŽ Walker said. ÂHowever, this is not enough.ÂŽ Political scientists across the state have also struggled when asked to assess the contestants bidding to replace Putnam, a Republican running for governor. ÂIt wouldnÂt surprise me if it was 50 percent undecided on the Republican side (in the agriculture commissioner race), and IÂd be shocked if it wasnÂt higher on the Democratic side,ÂŽ said University of Central Florida political-science professor Aubrey Jewett. ÂIt makes it very difÂ“cult (for voters) if itÂs a low information race. It puts it right up there with a lot of the judicial races people have to vote on.ÂŽ The winner of the Democratic primary will take on the victor in a Republican primary involving state Rep. Matt Caldwell of North Fort Myers, Sen. Denise Grimsley of Sebring, former Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven and Mike McCalister, a tree farmer from Plant City. Fried, 40, is a Miami native who received her bachelorÂs, masterÂs and law degrees at the University of Florida, where she served as student-body president in 2002 and 2003. Before heading into private practice, she worked for the Alachua County public defenderÂs ofÂ“ce. As a lobbyist during the 2018 legislative session, she represented the FloridaÂs Children First social service advocacy agency; the Broward County School Board; and San Felasco Nurseries, which was one of the Â“rst medical-marijuana license holders in the state. She said in a campaign biography that she is running for the statewide job because politicians failed Floridians in implementing medical marijuana Âdespite 72 percent of Floridians voting to approve a medical marijuana law.ÂŽ She was referring to a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical-marijuana in the state, though legal and regulatory battles continue about the way the amendment is being carried out. Fried, who has a political committee Florida Consumers First, had raised more than $248,000 as of Aug. 3, with some of the money coming from sources in the medical-marijuana industry. Porter, 58, is a Homestead native who grew up in Mississippi before returning to South Florida where he attended Miami Dade College. He opened World Wide Supply Solutions and has spent 15 years on the Homestead City Council, including three terms as mayor. Through his campaign account and a political fund, Friends of Jeff Porter, heÂd been able to raise just over $94,000 as of Aug. 3. Walker, 33, is a Plant City native and president of the South Florida Audubon Society who says heÂs a Âtrue Democrat with Democratic values.ÂŽ He has questioned past donations and canvassing efforts by Fried for Republicans. Walker has worked for the United States Geological Survey, the National Park Service and the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, researching the impacts of climate change and invasive species in the Everglades. As of Aug. 3, Walker had put about $160,000 of his own money into the race, on top of nearly $23,000 heÂd drawn in contributions. All three say they would try to reduce the impacts of toxic algae blooms now infesting South Florida waterways; push for more research to stop citrus greening, which has strangled the citrus industry; and advocate for fair deals for Florida farmers in the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. But they donÂt fully agree on every role of the agency, which has a wide range of duties such as consumer protection, overseeing gas stations and handling concealed-weapons licensing. Walker would appoint a deputy commissioner to provide more oversight of the operations of the consumer services side of the department. Also, while all three question PutnamÂs handling of the conceal-weapons licensing program, Walker and Fried believe the state needs to consider moving the program to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. ÂLaw enforcement ofÂ“cials are better equipped to perform a thorough background check,ÂŽ Walker said. ÂIt will also link the concealed weapon permit, which is under the commissioner of agriculture, with gun purchase, which is under Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Linking concealed weapon license with gun purchase will make it easier for law enforcement ofÂ“cials to see compliance with gun purchases.ÂŽ Porter supports keeping the application process within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. ÂI would hire a team with a law-enforcement background to oversee this critical program to all Floridians,ÂŽ Porter said.Dems in agriculture race struggle to be heard adno=3603220
LOCAL SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BSunday, August 19, 2018 By RUTH ANNE LAWSONCorrespondentLAKE PLACID Â… The Lake Placid football team rewarded their fans with a gritty 14-9 win over Oasis High in Friday nightÂs Kickoff Classic at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. With the bleachers Â“lled, the Dragons and Sharks battled it out with defenses dominating the action. ÂFirst of all, what a job Coach Mack Mitchell has done over there,ÂŽ said Lake Placid Coach Andy Judah. ÂThey have 45 players and he has totally taken that program and in two years what he has done is incredible. I give him all the credit in the world for what he has done. This week was not good for us. We had a bunch of different issues going on. I want to apologize to the whole city, this is a great city, I love this city. The coaches and the players are going to get better. This certainly was not the best coached game. The players on the Â“eld that is all stuff we can correct but as a program we are going to be a disciplined program and we did not show that tonight, for that I want to apologize to the whole city. That is not who we are. We are still dealing with some buy in issues. These guys have to understand their potential and that they have to do this for each other. If they understand that then great things will happen. I love everyone of them and we will keep Â“ghting.ÂŽ In the Â“rst quarter, Lake Placid quarterback Cade Simmons handed the ball off to Quweshmael Sholtz who ran it 14 yards to the Oasis 35-yard line. Simmons passed the ball to Tahj Williams who was tackled on the Oasis 11-yard line. On the next play Simmons hands the ball off to Javari White who raced into the end zone. The Dragons went for a two-point conversion and Simmons tossed the ball to Katwan Ward who bulled his way over the goal line to make it 8-0 with 6:05 left in the Â“rst quarter. Oasis went for a Â“eld goal attempt at the start of the second quarter but Dragons hold off SharksLake Placid edges Oasis in Kickoff Classic BY RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTLake Placid quarterback Cade Simmons (7) powers his way past Oasis defenders Bryce Portwood and Joseph Lentine (65) during Friday nightÂs preseason game at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. DRAGONS | 3BBy MARK PINSONStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ It may have been a preseason game, but Sebring quarterback DJ Williams was in mid-season form on Friday night against Martin County. Williams, in his first season as the starting quarterback, rushed for more than 200 yards and torched the Tigers defense for five touchdowns to lead the Blue Streaks to an entertaining 46-28 win over Martin County at FiremenÂs Memorial Field. Despite the win, Sebring head coach LaVaar Scott was not pleased. ÂIt was an ugly game,ÂŽ said Scott. ÂWe had lots of penalties and mistakes and thatÂs why we have a preseason game. I didnÂt expect perfect, but I didnÂt expect it to be this bad. We had a lot of no shows on special teams and the penalties show a lack of discipline on our part. WeÂre going to fix that in practice on Monday.ÂŽ After the Sebring defense forced Martin County to punt on its first possession, the Blue Streak offense took over and Williams, a speedy senior, led an 82-yard drive that he capped off with a 25yard romp through the Tigers defense. The extra point by C.D. Lamadine gave Sebring a 7-0 lead with 9:02 left in the first quarter. Martin County answered in the second period as a dropped snap on a Sebring punt gave Martin County the ball on the Blue Streak 16. The Tigers capitalized on the great field position as Marvelle Pittman scored on an 11-yard burst up the middle of the Sebring defense. The point after tied Blue Streaks tame TigersSebring runs past Martin County in preseason game BY MARK PINSON/STAFF Sebring senior quarterback DJ Williams (3) scored ve touchdowns to lead the Blue Streaks to a 46-28 preseason win over Martin County on Friday night.SEBRING | 4B HIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass By DAVE DOUGLASSHighlands Bass AnglerThe Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the third week of August gives anglers the Â“rst quarter moon phase and a weather forecast which it typical for the hottest month of the year; ninety plus degree heat, a weak southerly wind in the afternoon, and a calm lake during the cooler better-Â“shing periods in the morning and evening. The last quarter moon occurred yesterday which will cause atmospheric pressure change periods to happen during the rising and setting of the sun. This is due to the moonÂs underfoot and overhead periods also occurring at that time. Problem is, there is no wind in the forecast for these times of day. So the more noise you make, the more you wonÂt generate strikes. The more ÂnaturalÂ you are in your Â“shing strategy, the greater your odds of catching Â“sh. And causing a Âbrick-likeÂ splash-disturbance when you cast your bait into the water, usually will cause Â“sh to move away from the unnatural occurrenceÂ„except in lakes with poor food-chainsÂƒ in which cause theyÂll come a running to investigate, driven by hunger. All Â“shing factors considered, Â“shing at depths where the water temperature is at or below eighty two degrees will be productive due to adequate dissolved oxygen (D.O.) levels. In other words, for Â“sh to feed normally this month, theyÂll be eight to ten feet down in lakes with those depths or greater. Lakes which do not have these depths, (Istokpoga, Dog fish days are a challengeFISH | 4B By ALLEN MOODYHighlands Sun EditorSEBRING Â„ The womenÂs Championship field for the Heartland Golf Championship just got quite a bit bigger on Saturday at Harder Hall Golf Club. Four women entered SaturdayÂs qualifier and turned in some impressive scores, with Marsha Straw pacing the way with an impressive 43 points. Bonnie Lennox was second with 37 points, while Suzy Cornuet and Nancy Price tied for third with 34 points each, which puts all four golfers right in the hunt for the womenÂs Championship. After not having any female golfers the past few events, seeing four was a nice addition for the Heartland Golf Championship and the winner of the female Championship event will also take home a cruise, so there will likely be a few more at the final qualifying event at Sun ÂN Lake Golf Club. The winner of the menÂs championship also receives a cruise, so there will be plenty on the line in addition to the traditional bragging rights for Straw wins womenÂs qualifier at Harder HallLaMere, Jones tie for menÂs title ALLEN MOODY/STAFFPlayers competing in the Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Harder Hall Golf Club pose for a group photo before play on Saturday. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFMarsha Straw watches a shot at Harder Hall Golf Club on Saturday.HARDER | 5B
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By JIM TAYLORCorrespondentAVON PARK Â… The Avon Park Red Devils football team took the Â“eld at Joe Franza Stadium in a preseason matchup against the Clewiston Tigers on Friday night. Though the Red Devils were on the short end of a 14-0 score to the Tigers, the Avon Park defense looked to be as stout as it has been for the past several years. ÂLittle mistakes killed us,ÂŽ said Â“rst-year Avon Park Head Coach Jerry Hudnell. ÂDefensively we did great. Take penalties and a missed tackle away and itÂs a different outcome.ÂŽ The missed tackle came on the Â“rst series as ClewistonÂs Trayquan Williams scored on a 25yard run to give the Tigers an early 7-0 lead. Offensive, the Red Devils struggled, punting on their Â“rst four series after going three and out on each of them. The Â“fth series ended on a turnover right before the half. Clewiston scored its second touchdown in the second quarter, driving the ball 57 yards and capping it off with a 16yard pass from ChasÂman Ware to Jamrkis Weston on a screen play to take a 14-0 lead going into the half. In the second half, the Avon Park defense held the Clewiston offense scoreless and began to dominate the action on the Â“eld. The Red Devil offense started to show some sparks of life behind junior quarterback Tyrek Dunlop, who struggled in the Â“rst half but completed Â“ve of nine passes in the second half for 60 yards. Hundell announced the Dunlop will be the starting quarterback to start the season. ÂOffensively, it is going to be a challenge right now,ÂŽ the Red Devil coach said. ÂInexperience at quarterback and inexperience on the offensive line, we donÂt have a lot of speed so you have to be more technique sound and we are not very technique sound right now.ÂŽ The Red Devils have a week to get their offense online as they prepare to open the regular season against the Frostproof Bulldogs n Friday on Avon Park. Avon Park has won the last three games against the Bulldogs, two by less than a touchdown as Frostproof always proves to be a formidable adversary to start the season.Tigers blank Red DevilsClewiston beats Avon Park in preseason game BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon ParkÂs James Satine dashes into the gap created by the Red Devil oensive line during Friday nightÂs preseason game against Clewiston at Joe Franza Stadium. Avon ParkÂs defense converges on the Clewiston running back during Friday nightÂs preseason game. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3missed. On the Â“rst play of Lake PlacidÂs possession Simmons passed the ball but it was intercepted by OasisÂ Jahyde Marcus who returned it for a 25-yard touchdown. The Sharks went for the two-point conversion, but the Dragon defense stopped them to hold on to the 8-6 lead. Oasis moved down the Â“eld late in the second quarter and booted a 20-yard Â“eld goal to take a 9-8 lead at the half. ÂThis was a great game, but I feel like we can get better,ÂŽ said Javari White. ÂIt felt great to score and to get that huge return. I feel like I can still improve. Our team is great, but we just have to work on some stuff. Our coaches are great too and I love them. They have an all new coaching style. My goal this season is to get better as the season goes on.ÂŽ Lake Placid marched to a touchdown in the third quarter as Simmons picked up 20 yards on a keeper and another 22 on a scramble. A personal foul against Oasis moved the ball to the Sharks 19. White capped the drive with an 11-yard scoring jaunt. The 2-point attempt failed but the Green Dragons led 14-9 with 7:23 left in the third period. ÂI think we had a lot of grit,ÂŽ said Judah. ÂWe executed pretty well. Oasis got 9 on the Â“eld but I thought we pursued pretty well. We have some effort that is incredible so that stood out to me. On the other side there are some things we need to get better at. We will evaluate, see what worked well and what didnÂt work so well. We will look to see how to Â“x things. We will throw together some ideas and make a few tweaks before the season starts.ÂŽ The fourth quarter was mistake-Â“lled with fumbles and penalties but Lake Placid hung on for the hard-fought preseason victory. The Dragons will practice and get ready for the Â“rst ofÂ“cial game of the season on Friday night. Lake Placid will be on the road for a game against the Port St. Lucie Jaguars.DRAGONSFROM PAGE 1B BY RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Javari White (24) celebrates with William Taylor (50) and Cade Simmons (7) after scoring a touchdown in Friday nightÂs preseason win over Oasis High. BY RUTH ANNE LAWSON/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Katwan Ward jumps on a fumble during Friday nightÂs 14-9 win over Oasis in the Kicko Classic at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. Lake PlacidÂs Javari White runs away from a pair of Oasis players during Friday nightÂs preseason game at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. Special to Highlands News-SunDANVILLE, Va. Â… Antonio Garcia was at it again on Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. After winning the Michelin GT Challenge each of the past two years with No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-driver Jan Magnussen, Garcia posted the fastest time in Friday practice for the two-hour, 40-minute race on Sunday. GarciaÂs best time Â… which came in the second of the dayÂs two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions Â… was 1 minute, 41.743 seconds (115.702 mph). However, while Garcia was pleased with the teamÂs effort and the lap time, he was reluctant to place too much stock in the early pace. ÂI donÂt know,ÂŽ Garcia said. ÂWe saw that already last year where we were fastest in P2 and everybody went super-fast on last practice and qualifying, so I donÂt think that means a lot. For sure, I think itÂs a quick lap, deÂ“nitely, but yeah, as we saw last year, people went super-fast around here. ÂWe are deÂ“nitely on different programs. WeÂll see. I donÂt know. I just know what our plan is, but weÂll see what the others are. WeÂll just focus on both qualifying and the race and letÂs see where we are.ÂŽ GarciaÂs lap was more than half a second faster than current GT Le Mans (GTLM) class points co-leader Ryan Briscoe, who turned in a 1:42.262 (115.115 mph) in the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT he shares with Richard Westbrook. The No. 67 duo, which won two weeks ago at Road America, is looking to extend Ford Chip Ganassi RacingÂs WeatherTech Championship win streak to Â“ve consecutive races this weekend. Briscoe and Westbrook own two of those victories with a win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park three races ago in addition to the Road America win. The other two Ganassi wins came from Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT at Watkins Glen and Lime Rock Park. Mueller was fourth quickest in Friday practice, one spot behind Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Corvette. GTD Class On Friday practice a year ago at VIR, Jeroen Bleekemolen learned that his regular co-driver Ben Keating, was leaving the track immediately to return to his native Texas with Hurricane Harvey bearing down on his home and automotive dealerships. Trent Hindman stepped in to drive for Keating in the race and the duo Â“nished third in the GT Daytona (GTD) class. This year was seemingly far less stressful for Keating, Bleekemolen and everybody involved with Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com the score at 7 with 7:39 remaining in the first half. Sebring retook the lead as Williams shook loose for a 44-yard touchdown run. The point after was no good to make it 13-7. Martin County, a solid team, drove down the field and punched in a touchdown as Pittman powered in from 8 yards out. The extra point gave the Tigers a 14-13 lead at the half. Sebring took the second half kickoff and drove down the field as Williams ripped off a 53yard scoring scamper. The point after gave the Blue Streaks a 20-14 lead early in the third period. Martin County tied the game at 20, but Sebring took the lead for good as Williams scrambled for a 31-yard touchdown to give the Blue Streaks a 27-20 lead at the end of the third quarter. Williams struck yet again on an impressive 85-yard run around the left end to give Sebring a commanding 33-20 lead with 10:23 left to play. The Blue Streaks began to substitute liberally and tacked on a pair of touchdowns to seal the preseason victory. Sebring has a number of things to work on before Friday nightÂs season opener on the road at Lehigh. ÂWe played a lot of young guys tonight and hopefully they learned a few things,ÂŽ Scott said. ÂDJ had a solid game and we know what he can do. Martin County is a good team and gave us a tough game and that should prepare us for the season opener at Lehigh.ÂŽSEBRINGFROM PAGE 1B Sebring running back Casey Hawthorne picks up yardage during Friday nightÂs win over Martin County. BY MARK PINSON/STAFF WRITERSebringÂs Michael Healy (31) knocks the ball out of the Martin County quarterbackÂs grasp during the second half of Friday nightÂs game at FiremenÂs Field.Josephine, etc.) the Â“sh will actually lose weight as ÂLow D.O. StressÂ produces a lethargic state due to digestion slowing almost to a halt. One of the negatives for shallow type lakes this time of year is that the high water temperatures in the upper eighty degree range causes a high rate of decomposition in areas where vegetation has been treated over the past six months. This in turn causes an oxygen dead zone as the decomposing plant matter uses dissolved oxygen in this process. So if your lake has a regular weed management program, you can count on several areas with this problem. The best lakes for Â“shing the hottest months of the year are ones which offer depths of twelve feet or greater. And if those deeper zones have healthy vegetation you can expect Â“sh will be normally feeding and digesting food there. Using Â”oat markers to deÂ“ne the lake-bottom contour-changes below, will aid you in achieving the correct retrieve-speed which in turn achieves the correct bait-action within the correct depth, to create strikes. And remember, the more turbid the water the darker the color and conversely, the clearer the water the brighter the color can be. Currently red hues are doing as well as blue and black. Therefore brown, copper, gold, shad colors, and orange are producing well. And during the fall season these colors will be the preferred selection. (Junebug type colors are a combination of blue and red and an excellent seasonal transition color for this time of year). Best Fishing Days: Today and Monday will be the best days of the next four days to Â“sh during the sunset and sunrise periods. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is overhead 35 minutes after the sunset, which is at 8 p.m. A feed intensity rating of 3-4 will occur from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Since the moon will be arriving at its furthest orbit point from earth on Thursday, this period will not move later, as Â“sh cue more on the setting sun than the weak inÂ”uence of the moon. So expect Â“sh to feed during the light level change, which also happens to be when D.O. levels are highest for the day. Minor Fishing Period: Today the moon is underfoot 71 minutes after the sunrise, which is at 7 a.m. A feed intensity rating of 2-3 will occur from 7-9 a.m. Again the Â“sh will be cueing more so on the light change of the rising sun, instead of the weak lunar inÂ”uence. However this period happens to be when D.O. levels are at the lowest rate of the day, so Â“nding a hungry Â“sh which Âcan feed due to adequate D.O. levels will be challenging. Knowing the locations of your lakeÂs highest oxygen areas, is the key to catching Â“sh in the DogÂ“sh Days of August. During the morning this will be at depths of 8-18 feet, and during the evening it Âcan beÂ shallow along shorelines at depths of 4 feet or greater. And if your lake has deeper holes close to vegetation shorelines, this will most likely be where the majority of active feeders are. The shorter the distance from healthy shoreline vegetation to deep grass beds, the greater your chances of catching Â“sh in August. Prime Monthly Periods: August 2428 weak full moon, September 7-11 strong new moon, 23-27 weak full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 hour summer charter for $225.00 for one or two anglers, all gear, artiÂ“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass Â“shing charter package options available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass Â“shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Lightning is a very serious threat during the Florida rainy season. The standard rule: Be no more than 3-4 minutes away from a vehicle or permanent structure. So the time your boat is able to travel from your Â“shing-hole to one of the two safe-place options, should be less than 4 minutes. If you get caught on the lake with no time to get to safety, keep motors Âin the waterÂ and lay down as low as possible andÂƒ.. persuade yourself not be this irresponsible with yourself ever again. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.38 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level in the seasonal management schedule. The minimum level currently is 38Â. Currently three of four S68 spillway gates are open 5 inches and Â”owing a combined 500 cubic feet per second to maintain on schedule. This seasonal Ârain-buffer scheduleÂ is necessary because the lake Â“lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Visit Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. YouÂll Â“nd water level and Â”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of EngineersÂ graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online at BassFishingForecast.com, or HighlandsBassAngler. com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines by consulting a lake contour map. There are forty-Â“ve Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps.com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading. YouÂll discover that the majority of the lakesÂ public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline Â“shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass Â“shing guide-trip options, Â“shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and Â“shing philosophy. Personalized custom Â“shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass Â“shing guide and teacher on twenty-Â“ve lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHFROM PAGE 1B 1:44.865 (112.258 mph) in the No. 33 MercedesAMG GT3 to lead the opening day of practice for the Michelin GT Challenge in the GTD class. ÂI am happy with our Mercedes-AMG GT3,ÂŽ Bleekemolen said. ÂAgain, like the last couple of weekends, we have not had to make too many changes because the car has been great from the beginning. No dramas, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is running really well, and I think we have a really good chance to do well. ÂI think we can get a good result, but this is American racing where anything can happen, and anyone can win with strategy and yellows and stuff like that. Just looking at the pure speed we have, however, we should have a good shot at it. Last year we had a good car and Â“nished third, but this year we have more power. Last year we just lost out so much on the straightaways, but thatÂs gone now, so with that we can really Â“ght.ÂŽ Robby Foley was second quickest in GTD practice with a best lap of 1:44.866 (112.257 mph) in the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, while Patrick Long was third at 1:45.046 (112.064 mph) in the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R. For the second time in three races, the GTD points leading No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracn GT3 co-driven by Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers missed much of the Â“rst practice session and all of the second due to a mechanical issue. The team was completing an engine change on Friday evening and planned to be back on course for practice again Saturday morning. It should be noted that when this happened to the team last month at Lime Rock Park, the No. 48 went on to score a dominating victory in the Northeast Grand Prix. Holton Scores Second Consecutive Continental Tire Challenge Motul Pole Award In McLaren In what may have been one of the closest qualifying sessions of the season for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Paul Holton scored his second consecutive Motul Pole Award Friday in qualifying for SaturdayÂs Biscuitville Grand Prix. HoltonÂs lap of 1 minute, 54.175 seconds (103.104 mph) in the No. 76 Compass Racing McLaren GT4 co-driven by Matt Plumb was just 0.017 seconds ahead of Tyler McQuarrieÂs No. 39 Carbahn Motorsports Audi R8, who lapped the VIR circuit in 1:54.192 (103.089 mph). In total, the top eight cars in the GS class were separated by less than half a second. The top seven all broke the previous track record and the top six positions were from six different manufacturers. ÂWe discovered a coolant leak an hour before qualifying so thatÂs why we werenÂt out for practice three,ÂŽ said Holton. ÂWe scrambled to get it together, rolled it out 10 minutes before qualifying and stuck it on the pole.ÂŽ Spencer Pumpelly and Dillon Machavern, who enter the weekend trailing points leaders Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler, 191-190, qualiÂ“ed third with PumpellyÂs lap of 1:54.329 (102.965 mph) in the No. 28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 MR. Trinkler, meanwhile, will start behind Pumpelly after qualifying Â“fth in the No. 46 Team TGM Mercedes-AMG. Just 0.007 seconds separated the top two in qualifying in the TCR class with Tom OÂGorman scoring his third consecutive Motul Pole Award in the No. 12 eEuroparts Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR. OÂGorman lapped the 3.27-mile, 17-turn course in 1:57.283 (100.372 mph), narrowly edging out the No. 77 Compass Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR of Britt Casey Jr., 1:57.290 (100.366 mph).CORVETTEFROM PAGE 3B adno=360112625 CU. FT. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 winning a county-wide competition. Straw wasnÂt necessarily planning on playing in the event. ÂThe girls kind of talked me into it,ÂŽ she said. There was a tie on top of the leaderboard for the men, with Dan LaMere and Andrew Jones both notching scores of 39, while Bill Driscoll and Pat Dell recorded scores of 37. Sonny Clay and Dave Cornuet both had scores of 33, while Jack Clegg and Dwight Griffin totaled 25 points. Harder Hall pro Cody Brownell told players before they teed off they were going to automatically advance to the championship event due to the number of players. ÂJust go out and have fun,ÂŽ he told them. ÂEverybody is going to qualify so thereÂs no pressure.ÂŽ Brownell said the course was in excellent shape, as weÂve managed to escape the hard rains for the most part during the last four or five days, with a few wet spots on the course, which is to be expected this time of the year. ÂWeÂre happy to be hosting this event,ÂŽ Brownell said. There will be a break of two weeks before the Heartland Golf Championship qualifier at Sun ÂN Lake on Sept. 8, with the Championship being held the following Saturday, Sept. 15, at River Greens.HARDERFROM PAGE 1B Dan LaMere follows through after a shot during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Harder Hall. ALLEN MOODY/STAFFFrom left; Harder Hall pro Cody Brownell, Andrew Jones, Marsha Straw and Dan LaMere. Andrew Jones putts during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship qualier at Harder Hall. ÂWe had so much fun last year, weÂre doing it again!ÂŽYou donÂt want to miss this special section and event celebrating Highlands CountyÂs Women in Business. American Business WomenÂs Day is September 22nd and we are celebrating! Join us on September 19th for a special evening honoring our local women in business. Advertisers in the 2018 Women in Business special section are automatically invited to the event. Contact your advertising account executive to reserve space in our Women in Business special section publishing Saturday, September 22, 2018.Ca ll 863-386-5844 2nd Annual2018 September 19 SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO SPONSORED BY adno=3602950 adno=3604937 5825 US Hwy 27 North Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Â€ Internal Medicine Â€ Pulmonary Medicine Â€ Critical Care Medicine Â€ Sleep Medicine Â€ Hospice & Palliative Medicine MONDAY FRIDAY Â€ 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Specializing in Diseases of the Lungs Dennis R. Bassetti, MD, FCCP Board CertiÂ“ ed Now Enrolling To learn about the LUSTER studies call 863-314-8971 A LUSTER study coordinator can tell you more about the studies and help determine whether you are eligible to participate.Do You Su er From Severe Asthma Attacks?If you do, you may qualify* for a clinical research study if you (or your child who is at least 12 years old) have been hospitalized or required treatment with oral corticosteroids (like prednisone) at least twice in the past year for an asthma attack. The LUSTER studies are testing an experimental medicine for severe, uncontrolled asthma.*Women who are pregnant or breast feeding a baby may not take part in these studies.
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THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHERHundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by policeSee page 8. Sunday, August 19, 2018 By JOHN HEILPRIN and FRANCIS KOKUTSEASSOCIATED PRESSGENEVA Â„ KoÂ“ Annan, one of the worldÂs most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the Â“ rst black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in SwitzerlandÂs capital, Bern, on Saturday in a tweet, saying he died after a short unspeciÂ“ ed illness. It did not give details and remembered the Nobel Peace Prize winner as Âradiating genuine kindness, warmth and brilliance in all he did.ÂŽ The president of Ghana, where Annan was born, said in a tweet that ÂI am ... comforted by the information, after speaking to (AnnanÂs wife) Nane Maria, that he died peacefully in his sleep.ÂŽ Annan spent virtually his entire career as an administrator in the United Nations. His aristocratic style, cool-tempered elegance and political savvy helped guide his ascent to become its seventh secretary-general, and the Â“ rst hired from within. He served two terms from Jan. 1, 1997, to Dec. 31, 2006, capped nearly mid-way when he and the U.N. were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. During his tenure, Annan presided over some of the worst failures and scandals at the world body, one of its most turbulent periods since its founding in 1945. Challenges from the outset forced him to spend much of his time struggling to restore its tarnished reputation. His enduring moral prestige remained largely undented, however, both through charisma and by virtue of having negotiated with most of the powers in the world. When he departed from the United Nations, he left behind a global organization far more aggressively engaged in peacekeeping and Â“ ghting poverty, setting the framework for the U.N.Âs 21st-century response to mass atrocities and its emphasis on human rights and development. ÂKoÂ“ Annan was a guiding force for good,ÂŽ current U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. ÂIt is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, KoÂ“ Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.ÂŽ Even out of ofÂ“ ce, Annan never completely left the U.N. orbit. He returned in special roles, including as the U.N.-Arab LeagueÂs special envoy to Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80 AP FILE PHOTOSIn this Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004 Â“ le photo United Nations Secretary-General KoÂ“ Anna, right, greets United States President George Bush, at the United Nations, in New York. In this Â“ le photo dated Sunday, Aug 10, 1997, Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson, right, and UN General Secretary KoÂ“ Annan sit in a rowboat on a lake near the Swedish premiereÂs summer residence in Harpsund, Sweden. It is a tradition many decades old for the Swedish Prime Minister to row at Harpsund with foreign visitors. Annan, one of the worldÂs most celebrated diplomats an d a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the Â“ rst black African secretary-general, has died at age 80, according to an announcement by his foundation Saturday. In this April 13, 2005 Â“ le photo former President Bill Clinton, the United Nations special envoy for tsunami recovery, meets U.N. Secretary-General KoÂ“ Annan, at U.N. headquarters. In this Sunday, July 22, 2007 Â“ le photo Nelson Mandela and former United Nations Secretary-General KoÂ“ Annan arrive together at the 5th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, held at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, South Africa. ÂA guiding force for goodÂ By MICHAEL RILEYBLOOMBERG NEWS (TNS)WASHINGTON Â…Â… President Donald Trump lashed out at John Brennan Saturday in the latest effort to counter criticism of his decision to revoke the former CIA directorÂs security clearance. Trump said in a Twitter post Saturday that Brennan Âwill go down as easily the WORSTÂŽ CIA director in history and called him Âa loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!ÂŽ The president also suggested that unspeciÂ“ ed ÂmistakesÂŽ Brennan made while serving as CIA director should be Âlooked at.ÂŽ TrumpsÂ comments came after days of criticism from former U.S. national security ofÂ“ cials and military leaders who cast TrumpÂs cancellation of BrennanÂs clearance Â…Â… apparent retaliation for his criticism of the president Â…Â… as a dangerous precedent. A joint letter from more than a dozen former senior intelligence ofÂ“ cials who served Republican and Democratic administrations said TrumpÂs decision Âhas nothing to do with who should and should not hold security clearances Â…Â… and everything to do with an attempt to stiÂ” e free speech.ÂŽ That letter followed an op-ed article published in The Washington Post from the retired admiral who oversaw the capture of Osama bin Laden. The retired special operations commander, William H. McRaven, called Brennan Âone of the Â“ nest public servants I have ever knownÂŽ and challenged Trump to revoke his security clearance too. Before being appointed CIA director by President Barack Obama, Brennan, 62, spent 25 years at the agency, including a stint as the station chief in Saudi Arabia. He was also director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Brennan said on MSNBC Friday that TrumpÂs is Âdrunk with power,ÂŽ and criticized Republicans in Congress for turning a blind eye to the presidentÂs actions. ÂAre the Republicans on the Hill who have given him a pass going to wait for a disaster to happen before they actually Â“ nd their backbones?ÂŽ Brennan said.Trump, former CIA director swap insults over security clearance revocationBy DAVID S. CLOUD and NOAH BIERMANLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)WASHINGTON Â„ When President Donald Trump spoke to Marines at the Miramar Air Station in San Diego March 13, he threw out an idea that he suggested had just come to him. ÂYou know, I was saying it the other day, because weÂre doing a tremendous amount of work in space Â„ I said maybe we need a new force. WeÂll call it the Âspace force,ÂÂŽ he said. ÂAnd I was not really serious. And then I said what a great idea Â„ maybe weÂll have to do that.ÂŽ The origin of the space force wasnÂt that simple. The concept had been pushed unsuccessfully since 2016 by a small group of current and former government ofÂ“ cials Â…Â… some with deep Â“ nancial ties to the aerospace industry Â…Â… who see creation of the sixth military service as a sureÂ“ re way to increase Pentagon spending on satellite and other space systems. The idea of a space force Âis not a new thing,ÂŽ said Stuart O. Witt, an aerospace executive and a member of White HouseÂs National Space Council Users Advisory Group. ÂThe president just acted upon it.ÂŽ But Rep. Jim Cooper, (D-Tenn., one of the early supporters of a separate service, complained that TrumpÂs impromptu endorsement had ÂhijackedÂŽ the issue and could vastly inÂ” ate the budget process. ÂThere are many vendors of all types who are excited at the prospect of an explosion of new spending, which was not our goal,ÂŽ he said. Still, when Trump embraced the idea at Miramar Â„ and began promoting it at other By MIMI WHITEFIELDMIAMI HERALD (TNS)MIAMI Â„ Since the United States withdrew all but a bare-bones staff from its embassy in Havana last September after mysterious incidents that affected the health of American diplomats, no Cubans have been admitted to the United States as refugees and the U.S. will likely fall far short of its annual commitment to admit Cuban immigrants. As a result of the staff reduction, itÂs also been difÂ“ cult for diplomats to Âcover signiÂ“ cant economic and political developments in Cuba,ÂŽ reach out to human rights activists and members of Cuban civil society and to monitor how the Cuban government is treating returned migrants, according to a memorandum released this week by the Congressional Research Service. The memorandum was prepared at the request of New York Democratic Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the ranking member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, who wanted information on the impact of the staff reduction. At the time the delegation visited, the embassy had a stafÂ“ ng level of 14 and several positions were being Â“ lled by foreign service ofÂ“ cers on temporary duty or retired diplomats called back on an intermittent basis under a special program. Before the ordered Effects of stripped-down US Embassy in Havana after health incidentsSPACE | 4 EMBASSY | 4 ANNAN | 4 Trump backed space force after months of lobbying by officials with ties to aerospace industryPHOTO PROVIDEDLogos that are up for consideration for the new military branch.
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTAn afternoon thunderstorm Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 92 LOW 7650% chance of rain 20% chance of rainPartly sunny, a t-storm in spots; humid92 / 7640% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREMostly sunny and humid; a p.m. t-storm91 / 7650% chance of rain TUESDAYClouds and sun with a thunderstorm; humid91 / 7555% chance of rain WEDNESDAYChance for an afternoon thunderstorm92 / 7530% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny and humid with a thunderstorm90 / 7550% chance of rain THURSDAY 2 4 10 10 2 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 330-50 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 IndexÂ’ 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 TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE89951021049894Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.04ÂŽ Month to date 6.25ÂŽ Normal month to date 4.54ÂŽ Year to date 42.58ÂŽ Normal year to date 33.72ÂŽ Record 1.31ÂŽ (1999) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 2.66ÂŽ Normal month to date 4.43ÂŽ Year to date 26.75ÂŽ Normal year to date 32.49ÂŽ Record 1.31ÂŽ (2013) High/Low 93/77 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (1998) Record Low 70 (1972) High/Low 92/74 High/Low 91/77 Normal High/Low 91/75 Record High 97 (2001) Record Low 65 (1975)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 6.25 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 42.58 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 88 77 pc 89 77 pc Bradenton 91 78 pc 91 77 pc Clearwater 91 78 pc 91 78 pc Coral Springs 91 79 pc 91 79 sh Daytona Beach 92 75 t 90 75 pc Fort Lauderdale 89 82 pc 90 81 sh Fort Myers 90 75 t 91 75 pc Gainesville 93 74 pc 92 75 c Jacksonville 93 74 pc 93 73 pc Key Largo 88 81 pc 89 80 pc Key West 91 83 sh 91 82 pc Lakeland 92 75 t 92 74 pc Melbourne 92 75 t 92 74 s Miami 90 80 pc 90 80 sh Naples 89 75 t 90 75 c Ocala 93 73 t 92 74 c Okeechobee 90 74 t 90 72 pc Orlando 93 76 t 92 75 pc Panama City 85 74 pc 88 75 pc Pensacola 86 76 pc 89 76 t Pompano Beach 90 82 pc 91 82 sh St. Augustine 89 73 t 89 74 pc St. Petersburg 92 75 pc 91 75 pc Sarasota 91 75 pc 91 74 pc Tallahassee 87 73 pc 90 75 pc Tampa 92 76 pc 91 76 pc Vero Beach 90 73 t 91 72 sh West Palm Beach 89 80 t 90 80 sh 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 9:39a 3:26a --6:09p Mon. 1:13a 4:23a 10:43a 7:16p Today 8:16a 1:42a 11:50p 4:25p Mon. 9:20a 2:39a --5:32p Today 7:41a 3:26p ----Mon. 8:40a 4:26p ----Today 10:11a 3:55a --6:38p Mon. 1:45a 4:52a 11:15a 7:45p Today 6:31a 12:21a 10:05p 3:04p Mon. 7:35a 1:18a 11:19p 4:11p SSE 6-12 0-1 Light SSE 3-6 0-1 LightFt. Myers 90/75 storms afternoon Punta Gorda 92/76 storms afternoon Sarasota 91/75 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 TABLEFull Aug 26 Last Sep 2 New Sep 9 First Sep 16 Today 3:06 p.m. 1:24 a.m. Monday 3:58 p.m. 2:07 a.m. Today 7:02 a.m. 8:02 p.m. Monday 7:02 a.m. 8:01 p.m. Today 1:02a 7:14a 1:26p 7:38p Mon. 1:47a 7:59a 2:11p 8:23p Tue. 2:30a 8:42a 2:54p 9:07p Monterrey 101/72 Chihuahua 89/66 Los Angeles 86/68 Washington 84/71 New York 76/66 Miami 90/80 Atlanta 86/73 Detroit 83/66 Houston 95/80 Kansas City 82/65 Chicago 85/68 Minneapolis 87/69 El Paso 102/73 Denver 71/51 Billings 77/56 San Francisco 72/55 Seattle 83/60 Toronto 80/62 Montreal 80/60 Winnipeg 73/46 Ottawa 80/55 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. 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Q: What location in the U.S. has the highest annual average temperature?A: Key West, Florida; 77 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 92/76 91/74 90/74 90/74 93/75 92/74 91/73 91/73 90/74 92/76 91/78 89/78 90/78 90/75 92/76 92/76 90/74 91/76 92/75 92/75 93/76 92/75 93/75 92/75 92/75 90/80 90/78 91/77 92/75 92/77 91/78 92/74 91/75 91/78 89/79 90/75 90/75 92/77Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By RAFAEL OLMEDASOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINELFORT LAUDERDALE Â„ Before she found herself presiding over one of the highest-proÂ“le cases in the country, Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer did little to draw attention. Her rulings tended to be non-controversial. Appellate judges found fault with only two of her decisions Â„ an impressively low number for someone who has been on the bench for six years. But Scherer, 42, couldnÂt avoid the spotlight once she was randomly assigned the murder case of Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland teenager who admitted killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 and wounding 17 more. She ignited a Â“restorm on social media in August when she ripped into the South Florida Sun Sentinel, two of its reporters and its attorney for publishing sensitive information about the shooter that the Broward School Board had released unintentionally. Worse, she vowed to restrain what the media reports in the future, a practice found repeatedly to be unconstitutional. Lawyers in Broward were reluctant to discuss SchererÂs professional reputation because they have cases pending in front of her. But her outburst did not surprise some of them. Some called her temperamental and they said she is known to start her docket an hour or more after hearings are scheduled. But another defense lawyer said she is consistently courteous, prepared and polite Â„ Âand she rules against me every time.ÂŽ Scherer is still considering whether to hold the Sun Sentinel and two of its reporters in contempt for publishing the information after agreeing that the school board was authorized to withhold it from public release. Her ofÂ“ce declined an interview request Friday morning. Before she became a judge at the end of 2012, Scherer was a prosecutor in the Broward State AttorneyÂs OfÂ“ceÂs career criminal unit. Her only direct brush with media attention was decidedly negative Â„ in 2009 her husband of seven years was arrested and charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana. She Â“led for divorce the next day, though her husband told police they had separated three months before that. Scherer is the daughter of one of the most politically connected Republican fundraisers in South Florida. William Scherer, co-founder of the prestigious Conrad & Scherer law Â“rm, was one of the attorneys working for George W. Bush on the presidential election recount of 2000. He was a longtime member of the countyÂs Judicial Nominating Commission and an adviser to Gov. Rick Scott. William Scherer declined to be interviewed at length, saying only that he was proud of his daughter and that he resigned from the commission in 2011 when it became clear that she would be seeking an appointment to the bench. That appointment came a year later. She was elected without opposition in 2014 and faces her next election campaign in 2020. Scherer is now married to a Hollywood police detective, which became an issue in 2016 when she declined to remove herself from an attempted murder case investigated by her husbandÂs department. The Fourth District Court of Appeal stepped in and removed her from the case. Scherer now does not accept cases or sign warrants emanating from Hollywood, according to the Broward chief administrative judgeÂs ofÂ“ce. ÂJudge Scherer is a dedicated, hard-working judge who has served the 17th Circuit with distinction since her appointment to the bench,ÂŽ said Chief Administratve Judge Jack Tuter. With the Parkland case, Scherer found it necessary to exert her authority after lawyers went to another judge for an emergency hearing when she was not available. She issued an order in March, two weeks after the shooting, making it clear that she was in charge of the case. ÂShe tries to do the right thing, and her heartÂs in the right place,ÂŽ said Bill Gelin, whose ÂJAABlogÂŽ website doesnÂt shy from criticizing judges. ÂBut she has a tendency to micromanage. She needs to get out of the way and let lawyers litigate their cases.ÂŽ In August, she berated the Sun SentinelÂs lawyer, Dana McElroy, for defending the newspaperÂs right to publish information on the Stoneman Douglas shooter that had not been properly redacted by the Broward School Board. She threatened to personally use a magic marker to indicate what the paper could and could not publish about the case in the future. ÂFrom now on if I have to speciÂ“cally write word for word exactly what you are and are not permitted to print Â„ and I have to take the papers myself and redact them with a Sharpie Â„ then IÂll do that,ÂŽ she said. Her outburst drew criticism from free press advocates. ÂThe notion that a court can presume to dictate to a newspaper what it can and cannot print is offensive to the very core of the First Amendment and antithetical to constitutional jurisprudence over the last 100 years,ÂŽ said Jeffrey Robbins, a Massachusetts attorney who has represented the Boston Herald and the New York Post on First Amendment issues. National security would have to be at stake for government to prohibit the media from reporting factual information, he said, using troop movement plans as an example of coverage that could be restricted. Nova Southeastern University law professor Bob Jarvis said that while the Sun Sentinel is on solid legal ground, its attorney may have been better served if the paper disclosed its possession of the conÂ“dential information and advised the judge prior to publishing.JudgeÂs biggest case: The Parkland school shooting Sheriff: Body found in vehicle fire near Walt Disney WorldORLANDO (AP) Â„ Authorities say a body has been found in the wreckage of a vehicle Â“re near Walt Disney World in Florida. The Orange County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said in a news release that the Â“re was reported shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday. The Reedy Creek Fire Department found a victim inside after putting out the Â“re. Authorities say the vehicle Â“re happened on a road near DisneyÂs Epcot attraction outside Orlando. The victim was not immediately identiÂ“ed. OfÂ“cials say an investigation is continuing.Man faces life in prison for killing infantFORT MYERS (AP) Â„ A 29-yearold Florida man faces life in prison after jurors found him guilty of abusing and killing an 8-monthold child he was babysitting. The state attorneyÂs ofÂ“ce in southwest Florida said in a news release that jurors deliberated for under two hours following a four-day trial. Prosecutors say Rafael Antonio Carrion Jr. had been babysitting the baby and two other children in November 2016. On Thanksgiving Day, he called 911 because the baby was unresponsive. The child was taken to a hospital where he later died of blunt force trauma to the skull. He also had signiÂ“cant bruising and had cocaine in his system. OfÂ“cials say Carrion gave conÂ”icting accounts of how the child was injured, but didnÂt admit to harming him. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 1.Baby dies after being left in hot car in drivewaySPRING HILL (AP) Â„ Authorities say a baby has died after being left in a hot car in Florida. Hernando County SheriffÂs ofÂ“cials say Eric OÂCallaghan found his son, 9-month-old Keyton, in the car in the driveway Friday morning. The father performed CPR on his son until rescuers arrived. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities say the baby had been in the care of his mother Cami Lee Moyer since Thursday night. Investigators are still interviewing her. ItÂs unclear how long Keyton had been in the car.Work begins on $50M project to clean Keys canals post IrmaMARATHON (AP) Â„ A $50 million clean-up project to remove debris from Hurricane Irma has begun in the Florida Keys where a crew lifted a sunken motorhome from a canal. The project started Friday and will target 103 of the most impacted canals in the Keys. It will include a crew of 60 people, 15 barges and Â“ve sonar boats. The project is slated to take several months. Keys ofÂ“cials say they struggled to get funding from the federal government for the clean-up efforts and eventually obtained alternative funding from the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. FEMA does not have a reimbursement policy for removing hurricane debris from canals. Local ofÂ“cials called the funding a miracle and said they did not want to pass along the cleanup costs to residents who had already been through so much since Hurricane Irma slammed through the state last fall.School board sued over teacher abuse allegationFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A lawsuit has been Â“led against a Florida school board for allegedly allowing an elementary school substitute teacher Â“red for fondling a child to be hired by another school. Attorney Jeff Herman says his client was 8-years-old when teacher Christopher Falzone began sexually abusing her in 2012. The lawsuit Â“led Friday alleges he touched and sexually harassed the victim and other female students, sometimes right in front of the principal. Falzone was Â“red in 2013 and was hired by a charter school. The lawsuit says he was also hired by a nearby summer camp where he was recently arrested on charges that he sexually molested a girl there. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE STATE NEWS/WEATHER
The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD STARTJEMIMADUSTAHS INFERULTRASJPMORGAN BUTTERRIVALSALITALIA STERNLYEARNITTIKI REDSWORKINGTHESOUL AMWAYSIDELAODOE LOADONEALPHENOMS CURSESFOULEDAGAINLIE ORDCHASMGOBUSTBILE ANSARIPALESTBOOKS JUNGLEALLTHEWAY CODASLAYUPSHYDRAS UNIXTERESADEFOEOLE RUMHUNDREDDOLLARBULL EPILOGSSEZMEANIL NONHASMEOWHIDES TRUCKQUESTIONSPATH RITAABASERBARSOAP AGITATEDPASSWORDHUNT LOVEDARTUTOPIACOSTS AREORSOPEDANTSPEEDBy CHAD DAYASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court Â“ling Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation. The prosecutors disclosed that George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to President Donald TrumpÂs campaign during the 2016 presidential race, caused irreparable damage to the investigation because he lied repeatedly during a January 2017 interview. Those lies, they said, resulted in the FBI missing an opportunity to properly question a professor Papadopoulos was in contact with during the campaign who told him that the Russians possessed ÂdirtÂŽ on Hillary Clinton in the form of emails. The Â“ling by the special counselÂs ofÂ“ce strongly suggests the FBI had contact with Professor Joseph Mifsud while he was in the U.S. during the early part of the investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates. According to prosecutors, the FBI ÂlocatedÂŽ the professor in Washington about two weeks after PapadopoulosÂ interview and PapadopoulosÂ lies Âsubstantially hindered investigatorsÂ ability to effectively questionÂŽ him. But it doesnÂt speciÂ“cally relate any details of an interview with the professor as it recounts what prosecutors say was a missed opportunity caused by Papadopoulos. ÂThe defendantÂs lies undermined investigatorsÂ ability to challenge the Professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States,ÂŽ MuellerÂs team wrote, noting that the professor left the U.S. in February 2017 and has not returned since. Prosecutors note that investigators also missed an opportunity to interview others about the professorÂs comments or anyone else at that time who might have known about Russian efforts to obtain derogatory information on Clinton during the campaign. ÂHad the defendant told the FBI the truth when he was interviewed in January 2017, the FBI could have quickly taken numerous investigative steps to help determine, for example, how and where the Professor obtained the information, why the Professor provided the information to the defendant, and what the defendant did with the information after receiving it,ÂŽ according to the court Â“ling. Prosecutors also detail a series of difÂ“cult interviews with Papadopoulos after he was arrested in July 2017, saying he didnÂt provide Âsubstantial assistanceÂŽ to the investigation. Papadopoulos later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as part of a plea deal. The Â“ling recommends that Papadopoulos spend at least some time incarcerated and pay a nearly $10,000 Â“ne. His recommended sentence under federal guidelines is zero to six months, but prosecutors note another defendant in the case spent 30 days in jail for lying to the FBI. Papadopoulos has played a central role in the Russia investigation since its beginning as an FBI counterintelligence probe in July 2016. In fact, information the U.S. government received about Papadopoulos was what triggered the counterintelligence investigation in the Â“rst place. That probe was later take over by Mueller. Papadopoulos was also the Â“rst Trump campaign adviser to plead guilty in MuellerÂs investigation. Since then, Mueller has returned two sweeping indictments that detail a multi-faceted Russian campaign to undermine the U.S. presidential election in an attempt to hurt ClintonÂs candidacy and help Trump. Thirteen Russian nationals and three companies are charged with participating in a conspiracy to sow discord in the U.S. political system primarily by manipulating social media platforms. In addition, Mueller brought an indictment last month against 12 Russian intelligence operatives, accusing them of hacking into the computer systems of ClintonÂs presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and then releasing tens of thousands of private emails through WikiLeaks. According to that indictment, by April 2016, the Russian intelligence operatives had already stolen emails from several Democratic groups including the Clinton campaign and were beginning to plan how they were going to release the documents. That same month, according to court papers, Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had met with senior Russian government ofÂ“cials in Moscow and had learned that they had ÂdirtÂŽ on Clinton in the form of Âthousands of emails.ÂŽ Read the sentencing memo: http://apne.ws/ tNIPFAC.Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviserLOS ANGELES (AP) Â„ A California woman has said she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. Maria del Carmen Venegas said she and her husband, Joel Arrona Lara, were driving to the hospital Wednesday when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino, just east of Los Angeles. Surveillance footage obtained by several media outlets shows two vehicles immediately Â”ank the coupleÂs van after they pulled into the gas station. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement questioned the couple and asked for identiÂ“cation, Venegas told KMEX-TV on Thursday. She said she was able to provide hers but that Arrona had left his at home in their rush to the hospital. The surveillance footage shows the agents handcufÂ“ng Arrona and taking him away, leaving a sobbing Venegas alone at the gas station. Venegas said she drove herself to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section for the birth of her Â“fth child. Arrona, who is from Mexico, has lived in the U.S. for 12 years without legal authorization, Venegas said, but added that heÂs a hard worker, the sole provider of the family and has never been in trouble with the police. ICE conÂ“rmed in a statement Saturday that agents detained Arrona on Wednesday and said he remained in custody pending removal proceedings. The agency said it Âwill no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.ÂŽ ÂAll of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by Â“nal order, removal from the United States,ÂŽ the statement said. Venegas said she has not been able to contact her husband to tell him their new son was born and doing well. ÂThe last thing he knew was that I was here in the hospital,ÂŽ she said. ÂIÂm sure heÂs worried.ÂŽ She said she is seeking an attorney in hopes of getting Arrona released.Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital George Washington letter to be read at oldest US synagogue NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Â„ A letter from George Washington will be read at the nationÂs oldest synagogue to celebrate freedom of religion. The annual reading is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the 255-year-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. Touro Synagogue holds an important place in the history of the nationÂs commitment to religious liberty. In 1790, Washington visited Touro, then sent its congregants a letter saying the government of the United States Âgives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.ÂŽ The synagogue, dedicated in 1763, is a national historic site that draws tens of thousands of visitors annually.Health officials confirm fifth case of rat lungworm diseaseHONOLULU (AP) Â„ Hawaii has conÂ“rmed that a Big Island toddler is the Â“fth victim this year of rat lungworm, a disease that is expected to continue to spread due to climate change. ItÂs the third conÂ“rmed case of rat lungworm disease on the Big Island. The state Department of Health says the toddler started showing symptoms in late July and was taken to an emergency room last week. The child was discharged after several days in the hospital. The state department health suspects the child may have contracted the disease by accidentally ingesting a slug or snail carrying a roundworm parasite, which can cause signiÂ“cant damage to the nerves, brain and spinal cord. HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONHONOLULU (AP) Â„ Slowing activity at HawaiiÂs Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. The U.S. Geological Survey issued a ÂwatchÂŽ for KilaueaÂs ground hazards, down from a Âwarning.ÂŽ But scientists say this doesnÂt mean the eruption, which has destroyed more than 700 homes since May, is over. Kilauea has paused for days, weeks and even months during previous eruptions. Lava mostly stopped Â”owing on Aug. 6. ThereÂs a crusted-over lava pond inside a Â“ssure cone and just a few spots where lava is entering the ocean. The volcanoÂs summit hasnÂt collapsed since Aug. 2. Sulfur dioxide emissions are the lowest theyÂve been since 2007. The agency has maintained a ÂwarningÂŽ alert for Kilauea since May 3, when cracks began shooting lava out of the ground in the Big IslandÂs Leilani Estates neighborhood. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, meanwhile, said it was taking advantage of the lull to assess damage to the park. The damage assessment produced by specialized team will provide the foundation of the parkÂs recovery plan, the National Park Service said. Cindy Orlando, the park superintendent, said the agency is exploring short-term repairs to safely reopen at least part of the park. Two million people visit the Big Island park each year, making it the stateÂs biggest tourist attraction. The park has been closed since May because of the dangers posed by the eruption. Downgraded alert level for Hawaii volcano This photo provided by the National Park Service shows a large sinkhole at an intersection inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Friday. Dear Mr. Berko: WhatÂs the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds? I just read your column on convertible bonds and noticed that you only recommended ETFs and didnÂt write about mutual funds. I bought $10,000 worth of Franklin Convertible Securities Fund in 2007, and itÂs worth about $17,000 today. IÂd appreciate it if you could recommend several other convertible bond mutual funds like that one. Â„ VF, Kankakee, Ill. Dear VF: There are some important differences between an exchange-traded fund and a mutual fund that are worth a tinkerÂs dam, and they are: 1) ETFs are bought and sold just like common stock, through a broker employed by a brokerage house. ETFs trade just like common stocks, such as Verizon, PepsiCo and Microsoft. As with common stocks, ETF prices can change from second to second. With MFs, though a purchase can be made whenever the stock market is open, the actual purchase/pricing is not concluded until after the market closes. 2) ETFs tend to focus their portfolios on specific market indexes, such as utilities, banks, artiÂ“cial intelligence, biologics, home construction, gold, real estate, telecommunications, the S&P 500, the Russell 2000, the Dow Jones industrial average, etc. Most ETFs invest passively and tend to do little trading in securities. MFs, however, are actively traded and may rotate their portfolios by 25 to 90 percent during the year. 3) When you purchase an ETF, you pay a commission, just as you do when purchasing a common stock. A 1,000-share purchase of an ETF at J.P. Morgan might cost $300, whereas that same purchase at a discount brokerage, such as Charles Schwab, would cost you $4.95. ETFs usually end up costing you much less than MFs because thereÂs never a load with an ETF as there are with MFs. With MFs, entrance and exit fees are sometimes exorbitant. And because of low portfolio turnover and the manner in which they are structured, ETF investment gains are taxed more favorably than gains on MFs. 4) Most importantly, the annual management fees for MFs are often three to four times those of ETFs. As youÂll see later, that makes a signiÂ“cant difference. There are other differences, but in my opinion, theyÂre insigniÂ“cant. Meanwhile, I like your Franklin Convertible Securities Fund (FISCX-$21.50), which has enjoyed three-, Â“veand 10-year average annual total returns of 10.7 percent, 10.6 percent and 8.9 percent, respectively. But it has a 5.75 percent sales commission plus a 0.8 percent expense ratio. Check out the Calamos Convertible Fund (CCVIX-$18.80), which has a $600 million portfolio that includes Tesla, Wells Fargo, NextEra Energy and Workday. It has a Morningstar rating of three stars, a price-earnings ratio of 12.5-to-1, a price-to-book ratio of 3.5-to-1 and a price-sales ratio of 0.49to-1. The three-, Â“veand 10-year average annual total returns are 6.3 percent, 7.3 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively. CCVIX has a 1.2 percent expense ratio every year. Look at the Putnam Convertible Securities Fund (PRCCX-$26.18), which has a $731 million portfolio and owns issues such as Micron Technology, ON Semiconductor, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Crown Castle. This fund has three-, Â“veand 10year AATRs of 5.2 percent, 7.1 percent and 6.2 percent. It is rated three stars by Morningstar, has a P/E of 20.1-to-1, has a P/B of 2.1-to-1 and has a P/S of 2.3-to-1. Its annual expense ratio is 1.95 percent every year. The MainStay MacKay Convertible Fund (MCCVX-$17.81) owns a $1.2 billion portfolio that includes Anthem, Danaher, Air Lease and Microchip Technology. MCCVXÂs AATRs for three, Â“ve and 10 years are 6.3 percent, 8.4 percent and 6.6 percent. It has a P/E of 17.1, a P/B of 2.4 and a P/S of 1.4. Its expense ratio is 1.89 percent this year. It seems that almost all mutual funds specializing in convertible securities have lower returns than the S&P 500, which enjoys a 10-year AATR of 9.5 percent. However, the average ETF that owns a passive portfolio of convertibles has a low expense ratio of less than 0.5 percent and a 10-year AATR of 8.8 percent. And in 10 years, a low expense ratio can make a huge difference to your ETF or MF. Please address your Â“nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ yahoo.com. To Â“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.ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained MalcolmBERKOC NATIONAL NEWS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2018. There are 134 days left in the year.Today in historyOn August 19, 2004, Google began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, ending the day up $15.34 at $100.34.On this dateIn A.D. 14 Caesar Augustus, RomeÂs first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius. In 1814 during the War of 1812, British forces landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the objective of capturing Washington D.C. In 1934 a plebiscite in Germany approved the vesting of sole executive power in Adolf Hitler. In 1936 the first of a series of show trials orchestrated by Soviet leader Josef Stalin began in Moscow as 16 defendants faced charges of conspiring against the government (all were convicted and executed). In 1942 during World War II, about 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering more than 50-percent casualties. In 2003 a suicide truck bomb struck U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22, including the top U.N. envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello. A suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem killed 22 people. Ten years ago: Tropical Storm Fay rolled ashore in Florida short of hurricane strength but mysteriously gained speed as it headed over land. TodayÂs birthdays Actor L.Q. Jones is 91. Actress Debra Paget is 85. Former MLB All-Star Bobby Richardson is 83. Actress Diana Muldaur is 80. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75 Former President Bill Clinton is 72. Actor Gerald McRaney is 71. Tipper Gore wife of former Vice President Al Gore, is 70. Actor Jim Carter is 70. Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 67. Actor-director Jonathan Frakes is 66. Actor Peter Gallagher is 63. Actor Martin Donovan is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ivan Neville is 59. Actor Eric Lutes is 56. Actor John Stamos is 55. Actress Kyra Sedgwick is 53. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 52. Actor Matthew Perry is 49. Rapper Fat Joe is 48. Olympic gold medal tennis player Mary Joe Fernandez is 47. Actor Callum Blue is 41. Actor Peter Mooney is 35. Olympic silver medal snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is 33. Rapper Romeo is 29.Bible verseÂFaithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.ÂŽ Â„ I Thessalonians 5:24. Stay open to GodÂs call and when you hear it say yes. ThatÂs what God wants to hear. Then he has something to work with. Excitement and fulfillment will follow in his time. God bless, and I know he will. ODD NEWSBERLIN (AP) Â„ The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said Âthere are no protocols or plans for a possible Â“rst contact with alien life.ÂŽ Justifying that stance, the government added it believes Âa Â“rst contact on German territory is extremely unlikely, based on todayÂs scientiÂ“c knowledge.ÂŽ Janecek linked the governmentÂs responses to a media article Saturday. Separately, German news agency dpa reported Saturday the classic childrenÂs book ÂThe Little PrinceÂŽ has been translated into Klingon Â„ the Â“ctitious language of the eponymous space race in the science Â“ction franchise ÂStar Trek.ÂŽ Dpa quoted translator Lieven L. Litaer as saying the book, titled Â taÂpuq mach ,ÂŽ will be published in October. Germany: No preparations made in case of aliensrallies Â„ a moribund notion opposed by much of the Pentagon hierarchy and senior members of the Senate became a real possibility. A few days after the San Diego speech, Trump took a phone call at his Mara-Lago resort in Florida from Rep. Mike D. Rogers, R-Ala., who is chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces. He had been promoting the space force to Trump and his advisers for months. ÂThis is something we have to do,ÂŽ Rogers said he told Trump. ÂItÂs a national security imperative.ÂŽ ÂIÂm all in,ÂŽ Trump replied, Rogers said. ÂWe are going to have a space force.ÂŽ The story of how that happened is a window into the chaotic way Trump sometimes makes decisions, often by bypassing traditional bureaucracy to tout ideas that work well as applause lines but arenÂt fully thought out. Only Congress can create a new military service, and the administration still has not said what the space force would do, what it would look like or what it would cost. The existing services Â„ the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Â„ not only deploy forces. They also run war colleges, recruiting stations, security and vast contracting operations, with costs in the billions of dollars. Vice President Mike Pence said this month that the administration would send a legislative proposal to Capitol Hill next year and aims to establish a space force by 2020. Congress has shown little appetite for a costly new expansion of government, especially one that would cut the Air Force budget, a service with powerful backing on Capitol Hill. Those political headwinds could reduce the space force to a presidential rallying cry, like his unfulÂ“lled vow to build a Âbig, beautiful wallÂŽ on the border with Mexico. But TrumpÂs enthusiasm has clearly provided momentum, exciting proponents who see a rare opportunity to win more attention and resources for space defense. They agreed on the threat. China and Russia were building weapons and cyber capabilities aimed at knocking out satellites that the Pentagon relies on for communication, precise targeting of bombs and missile defense, according to U.S. intelligence. Last summer, Rogers and Cooper inserted an amendment in the annual defense policy bill to create a separate service they called the space corps. It would be part of the Air Force, just as the Marine Corps is technically part of the Navy. But Rogers worried that putting it in the Air Force might not Â”y. The Air Force is dominated by Â”yers more interested in warplanes than in outer space, he noted in a speech last year, explaining Air Force opposition to a separate service. ÂI mean, this is about money,ÂŽ Rogers said. ÂAs long as space is in the (Air Force) portfolio, they can move money from space to support Â“ghter jets, bombers or whatever. The Air Force is run by Â“ghter pilots. Space will always lose.ÂŽ Moreover, defense contractors involved in space Âwere complaining to us about how impossible it was to deal with the Air Force,ÂŽ Rogers said. ÂThey kept describing this bureaucratic morass in Air Force procurement, where nobody had decision-making authority.ÂŽ Rogers, who was Â“rst elected to Congress by a narrow thin margin in 2002, has solidiÂ“ed control of his rural district, with a campaign fund that has received considerable contributions from the aerospace industry. Defense industry companies have contributed $395,000 to his campaign committee and leadership PAC since 2017, becoming by far his largest industry donor, according to Open Secrets, a campaign spending database. Also pushing for the space corps was Douglas L. Loverro, a retired Air Force ofÂ“cer and the former executive director of its Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, Calif. Loverro said in an interview that a dedicated corps of space experts would be necessary to ensure that a space force could fulÂ“ll its mission. The Air Force focus on conventional air combat prevents it from Âbuilding the best space war Â“ghters Â„ the ones who can conceive of, imagine, prepare for, and think doctrinally, operationally and technically about space,ÂŽ Loverro said at an industry conference in April. ÂBut those are precisely the people we need today.ÂŽ The space corps never got off the ground. The Air Force lobbied to kill it. Defense Secretary James Mattis took the unusual step of sending a letter to Congress voicing his objections. ÂAt a time when we are trying to integrate the DepartmentÂs joint warÂ“ghting functions, I do not wish to add a separate service that would likely present a narrower and even parochial approach to space operations,ÂŽ Mattis wrote. Even the Trump White House called the idea Âpremature at this timeÂŽ in a July 2017 statement. That was enough to kill the plan in the Senate, though Rogers got other lawmakers to agree to order the Pentagon to study the idea and report on its Â“ndings. He also began trying to enlist Trump. Last December, Rogers said, he arranged for an intermediary to give Trump information his subcommittee had collected about Russian and Chinese development of anti-satellite weapons, and about the Air Force effort to kill a separate military service. He declined to identify the intermediary. ÂWith the Air Force having poisoned the well, I knew I needed to get some energy back in it,ÂŽ he said. Once elected, Trump revived the space council, an advisory panel led by Pence that had been dormant since the early 2000s. The vice president had attended three space shuttle launches while serving in Congress, and was deeply interested in space. When Pence gave an update during a Cabinet meeting in March, Trump marveled at model rocket ships displayed on the table in front of him. He touted the private space launch companies owned by billionaire businessmen, including AmazonÂs Jeff Bezos, TeslaÂs Elon Musk and Microsoft founder Paul Allen. ÂWeÂre letting them use the Kennedy Space Center for a fee,ÂŽ Trump said. ÂAnd you know, rich guys, they love rocket ships, and thatÂs good. ThatÂs better than us paying for it.ÂŽ But Trump showed no interest publicly in a space force until his speech in San Diego in March, indicating that it was his idea. By then, the PentagonÂs attitude was beginning to shift. A Trump appointee, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, had begun preparing the report ordered by Congress on whether to create an independent space force. A former senior Boeing executive, Shanahan was familiar with the cumbersome Air Force procurement system. He became the administrationÂs space force point person, consulting with Pence, Rogers, the Air Force and other Pentagon players, and the space council. ÂI can hear my dad kind of whispering in my ear, ÂDonÂt screw anything up,ÂÂŽ Shanahan said Aug. 9. ÂThere are extensive military operations going on throughout the world right now and theyÂre heavily reliant on space.ÂŽ Trump began talking up a space force privately, telling Pence to take on the project, according to an administration ofÂ“cial who conÂ“rmed reporting Â“rst published in Axios. The aerospace industry, which was initially cool to the plan, began to come around, seeing a space force as a lucrative avenue not just for expensive new space systems, but also for uniforms, construction projects, support services and other needs of a new military service.SPACEFROM PAGE 1departure last September, embassy staff numbered more than 50. The sharp staff reduction has meant the suspension of all but emergency visa-issuing operations in Havana. Most Cubans seeking non-immigrant visas now must travel and apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate in another country. The result, the memo said, is that itÂs more difÂ“cult for Cubans to visit family members in the United States, some Cuban cultural groups have been forced to cancel their U.S. tours, and itÂs become more complicated for private Cuban entrepreneurs to travel to the United States to bring back the inputs they need for their businesses. Interviews and the processing of immigrant visas have been transferred to the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana. In a 1994 migration accord between the United States and Cuba, the United States agreed to issue 20,000 travel documents for immigrants from Cuba. However, during the Â“rst nine months of Â“scal 2018, fewer than 4,000 immigrant visas were granted to Cubans, according to the memo. The staff reduction also led to closing down the refugee section at the embassy. ÂEmbassy ofÂ“cials estimate that it would take 2 to 3 years to restart operations in Havana,ÂŽ the memorandum said. ÂAs a result, no Cubans have been admitted to the United States as refugees since September 2017.ÂŽ In Â“scal 2017, at least 177 Cubans were admitted to the United States as refugees. StafÂ“ng was reduced by two-thirds after some diplomats began reporting medical systems ranging from hearing loss, dizziness, headaches, and cognitive issues to fatigue and insomnia Â„ sometimes accompanied by a high-pitched sound and a pressure-like sensation and sometimes not. Not all suffered the same symptoms, but some combination of them. Two University of Pennsylvania researchers who examined the diplomatic personnel conÂ“rmed they had suffered brain injuries or concussion-like symptoms but said they werenÂt accompanied by head trauma as would have been expected. Their research is ongoing. The State Department has referred to the incidents as health attacks but has stopped short of accusing the Cuban government of being behind them. The Cuban government, which is conducting its own investigation into the incidents, denies it had anything to do with causing them.EMBASSYFROM PAGE 1Syria in 2012. He remained a powerful advocate for global causes through his eponymous foundation. Annan took on the top U.N. post six years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and presided during a decade when the world united against terrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks Â„ then divided deeply over the U.S.led war against Iraq. The U.S. relationship tested him as a world diplomatic leader. ÂI think that my darkest moment was the Iraq war, and the fact that we could not stop it,ÂŽ Annan said in a February 2013 interview with TIME magazine to mark the publication of his memoir, ÂInterventions: A Life in War and Peace.ÂŽ Despite his well-honed diplomatic skills, Annan was never afraid to speak candidly. That didnÂt always win him fans, particularly in the case of BushÂs administration, with whom AnnanÂs camp spent much time bickering. Much of his second term was spent at odds with the United States, the U.N.Âs biggest contributor, as he tried to lean on the nation to pay almost $2 billion in arrears. KoÂ“ Atta Annan was born April 8, 1938, into an elite family in Kumasi, Ghana, the son of a provincial governor and grandson of two tribal chiefs. He shared his middle name Atta Â„ ÂtwinÂŽ in GhanaÂs Akan language Â„ with a twin sister, Efua. He became Â”uent in English, French and several African languages, attending an elite boarding school and the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. He Â“nished his undergraduate work in economics at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1961. From there he went to Geneva, where he began his graduate studies in international affairs and launched his U.N. career. Annan married Titi Alakija, a Nigerian woman, in 1965, and they had a daughter, Ama, and a son, Kojo. He returned to the U.S. in 1971 and earned a masterÂs degree. The couple separated during the 1970s and, while working in Geneva, Annan met his second wife, Swedish lawyer Nane Lagergren. They married in 1984. Annan worked for the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in Ethiopia, its Emergency Force in Egypt, and the ofÂ“ce of the High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, before taking a series of senior posts at U.N. headquarters in New York dealing with human resources, budget, Â“nance, and staff security. He also had special assignments. After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, he facilitated the repatriation from Iraq of more than 900 international staff and other non-Iraqi nationals, and the release of western hostages in Iraq. He led the initial negotiations with Iraq for the sale of oil in exchange for humanitarian relief. Just before becoming secretary-general, Annan served as U.N. peacekeeping chief and as special envoy to the former Yugoslavia, where he oversaw a transition in Bosnia from U.N. protective forces to NATO-led troops. The U.N. peacekeeping operation faced two of its greatest failures during his tenure: the Rwanda genocide in 1994, and the massacre in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in July 1995. In both cases, the U.N. had deployed troops under AnnanÂs command, but they failed to save the lives of the civilians they were mandated to protect. Annan offered apologies, but ignored calls to resign by U.S. Republican lawmakers. After became secretary-general, he called for U.N. reports on those two debacles Â„ and they were highly critical of his management. As secretary-general, Annan forged his experiences into a doctrine called the ÂResponsibility to Protect,ÂŽ that countries accepted Â„ at least in principle Â„ to head off genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and war crimes. Annan sought to strengthen the U.N.Âs management, coherence and accountability, efforts that required huge investments in training and technology, a new whistleblower policy and Â“nancial disclosure requirements. AnnanÂs uncontested election to a second term was unprecedented, reÂ”ecting the overwhelming support he enjoyed from both rich and poor countries. Timothy Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, which disburses Ted TurnerÂs $1 billion pledge to U.N. causes, hailed Âa saint-like sense about him.ÂŽ In 2005, Annan succeeded in establishing the Peacebuilding Commission and the Human Rights Council. But that year, the U.N. was facing almost daily attacks over allegations about corruption in the U.N. oil-forfood program in Iraq, bribery by U.N. purchasing ofÂ“cials and widespread sex abuse by U.N. peacekeepers. Before leaving ofÂ“ce, Annan helped secure a truce between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006, and mediated a settlement of a dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria over the Bakassi peninsula. At a farewell news conference, Annan listed as top achievements the promotion of human rights, the Â“ghting to close the gap between extreme poverty and immense wealth, and the U.N. campaign to Â“ght infectious diseases like AIDS. Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Holbrooke called Annan Âan international rock star of diplomacy.ÂŽ After leaving his high-proÂ“le U.N. perch, Annan didnÂt let up. In 2007, his Geneva-based foundation was created. That year he helped broker peace in Kenya, where election violence had killed over 1,000 people. Annan continued to crisscross the globe. In 2017, his foundationÂs biggest projects included promotion of fair, peaceful elections; work with MyanmarÂs government to improve life in troubled Rakhine state; and battling violent extremism by enlisting young people to help. He also remained a vocal commentator on troubles like the refugee crisis; promoted good governance, anti-corruption measures and sustainable agriculture in Africa; and pushed efforts in the Â“ght against illegal drug trafÂ“cking. His homeland of Ghana was shaken by his death. ÂOne of our greatest compatriots,ÂŽ President Nana Akufo-Addo said, calling for a week with Â”ags at half-mast. ÂRest in perfect peace, KoÂ“. You have earned it.ÂŽANNANFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE ONE
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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS FISHERMANÂS FOLLY by Myles Mellor 1. PDOOA XZVDWESQ YGEOCEYÂT JZQA ZSTA YK FZECG PETG ST YGZA GSJZ YGZEQ KFO TVSWZT. XZQPZVY! 2. IYWOW QSP S MSPIZ RCLYI SI IYW PWSRTTN OWPISBOSMI. IYOWW RCPY LTI ESIIWOWN. MTQ IYWZÂOW TM S EBM! 3. ZYFVÂT VYH OHTV PMTDB ECS FW FWAKHS? VYHSHÂT WC RCMOV F EKQ EDTYHSPFW FKZFQT WHHRT TCPHVYDWA BFVBYQ! 4. EYF SIA ZAURR Y BIN JPRBÂR JYQITPNU LARPEYK PFRNTALUFN? IXQPIARKS Y XYRR ZAPNYT! 1. Funny peculiar thingitÂs very easy to weigh fish as they have their own scales. Perfect! 2. There was a nasty fight at the seafood restaurant. Three fish got battered. Now theyÂre on a bun! 3. WhatÂs the best music for an angler? ThereÂs no doubt a fly fisherman always needs something catchy! 4. Can you guess a hot fishÂs favorite musical instrument? Obviously a bass guitar! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). People will nd out who you are through your actions, your stories or because you share your preferences. So you really donÂt have to worry about telling them who you are. YouÂre already showing them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). YouÂre gutsy. You forget that sometimes. Or rather, you take it for granted, believing that everyone else is gutsy, too. Not true! YouÂre lucky when you recognize the quality and make it count today. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Before a mutually satisfying deal can be struck, the others will want to understand your story. So let them know where you were, what happened, and why they need to know. That should do it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Self-suciency is among your many attractive qualities. You wonÂt ask your friends to help you unless you truly canÂt do on your own. In that case, a Taurus is your ideal support. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Like the cat your sign is named for, you are choosy about who you like, and then obsessively loyal to your chosen ones. Also like a cat, curled up and cozy will be your default mode today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People have their own agendas, but they might adopt yours if it is appealing enough. People are usually willing to forgo their plan when thereÂs something more interesting, attainable, lucrative, fun, urgent or important to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you stop saying yes so often, people will take notice. They will value your time and services a little more, seeing them as limited commodities that others also want. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You love to know whatÂs really going on in peopleÂs lives, but mostly they show you what their lives look like instead of what they feel like. Good thing you never go strictly by appearances. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your compassion is an enormous strength. You will ideally use it to be helpful, to teach others and/or be the catalyst for their growth. What you donÂt want is to enable others or ÂxÂŽ them, which never works. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Aim for the middle of the road. YouÂll hit the perfect note: surprising, but not obvious; spontaneous, but not impulsive; romantic, but nobodyÂs fool. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If ÂplayÂŽ is an art form, youÂre a ne artist indeed today. YouÂll be so involved in your process of curious enjoyment that you wonÂt even think to stop and commemorate it. This is living. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In friendship, youÂll deal with the other personÂs aws or be kind enough to look the other way. But youÂre stricter when your heartÂs on the line. There are standards that must be met before you give your trust. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Aug. 19). ÂWe are all lions,ÂŽ said the poet Rumi, Âbut lions on a banner: because of the wind they are rushing onward from moment to moment.ÂŽ This solar return, youÂll seize your moment, marching forward for your cause, a purpose that brings out your most regal characteristics. Windfall months: September and June. Cancer and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 30, 2, 21 and 16.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and dating a man in his mid-30s whom I am crazy about. We have been dating for a year and are starting to discuss marriage and children. HeÂs kind, hard-working, gives back to the community, and does everything he can to make me happy. My problem is his family. His mother curses and yells at him every few months, usually around the holidays when he tells her heÂs splitting his time between his family and mine. She breaks him down any way she can, such as nding fault with me or bringing up mistakes he made 10 or 15 years ago. His sister tells him often that she doesnÂt like me because of things she claims I said or did. She has also attacked me on social media. The rest of the family gets involved in the drama and even blackmailed him (insinuating they would get him red) when he tried to ignore them. A week or so after these outbursts occur, his family pretends nothing happened. He admits his family has Âissues,ÂŽ but he still wants a relationship with them. I try to limit my time with them, but IÂm worried about our future. He would make an amazing husband, but I am unsure how Â„ or if Â„ I can get past his toxic family. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Â„ HAPPILY EVER AFTER? DEAR HAPPILY: I can see why you would question a future with a man from a family that guilts, manipulates and lies to the degree that his does. Whether you can overcome the baggage he will carry after you leave the altar is debatable. It might help if the two of you discuss this not only with each other, but also with a clergyperson who can give you unbiased premarital counseling. If you do get married, consider moving farther away from his family to secure your independence. He may also have to nd another job if heÂs under their thumb nancially. DEAR ABBY: My teenage son came to us because he feels lonely and like no one cares. He says he knows his family is there for him and loves him, but heÂs looking for that special girl. I talked to him and tried to let him know that right now he needs to focus on himself and where he wants to go with his life, and eventually he will meet someone. He has now told me that he has had thoughts of hurting himself and wants to talk with a counselor. We have made an appointment for him. My question is, is it a good sign that he is seeking help now before he has done anything? He hasnÂt harmed himself in any way, doesnÂt use drugs, doesnÂt drink or engage in risky behavior. I want to believe that since he is asking early, all will be OK. Â„ VERY CONCERNED MOM IN ARIZONA DEAR MOM: ItÂs appropriate to believe that. Kudos to your son. The people you have to worry about are the ones who hide their sadness and pretend everything is OK when it really isnÂt. I assume that you made an appointment for your son with a licensed mental health professional. When your son goes, encourage him to be as open with his therapist about his feelings as he can, so he can get the help he is asking for. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: ÂAbbyÂs Favorite RecipesÂŽ and ÂMore Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Trying to get everybody ready for school in the morning can be frenetic and stressful. Use these hints to make mornings calmer and more orderly. Â„ Ask your children to collect their school materials and place them in their backpacks the night before, so there will not be a dramatic search for their stu in the morning. Â„ Make certain your older children decide what they are going to wear the next day. For younger kids, you can select their outts and lay them out at night. Â„ Set the breakfast table before you go to bed. Put dishes, silverware and a box of dry cereal on the table. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: I bought a pair of shoes on sale, and they are too tight. Is there any way I can stretch them? Â„ Emily from Kansas Dear Emily: Yes, you can! Use a shoe stretcher along with a shoe-stretcher spray. Buy these at a shoe-repair shop. First, spritz the spray inside the shoes and then add the stretcher. If this does not work, get the shoes to a shoe-repair shop, which has a stretching machine, which might or might not work. You can prevent this problem by not being tempted to buy shoes just because theyÂre on sale and are a great bargain, especially ones that are bit too small. They may not ever t right. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Does your family love to eat bacon? And do you hate to cook it because it splatters grease everywhere? Well, today it does splatter more because commercially sold bacon is cured in liquid brine. In the past, it was cured with dry salt. HereÂs how to stop that icky grease from ying out of the frying pan and onto the stove and elsewhere. 1. Dunk the bacon into our. 2. Start frying the bacon in a cold skillet. 3. Maintain the heat on medium. 4. Get rid of the fat as the bacon cooks.Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: We have several wonderful pieces of wood furniture that have been in our family for years. I have noticed scratches and small cracks on them. Is there any way I can correct the aws? Â„ Steve from Connecticut Dear Steve: Yes, wood furniture needs a good polish from time to time so it doesnÂt dry out and develop these problems. Age and use contribute to cracks and scratches. If you have big problems, get the pieces to a furniture professional. For smaller issues, hereÂs how to cover or contain them: Purchase wax sticks at big box or hardware stores. You can match the wax stick color to your wood nish. These sticks will cover cracks or deep scratches in the wood. Rub the stick into the crack until it is even with the surface. Take a putty knife and heat it in hot water. Use the at side of the knife to run across the area lled with the wax to be sure thereÂs a smooth and even surface. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: When you pull o duct tape, it can leave a sticky residue thatÂs hard to remove. HereÂs how to get it o: Pour a bit of baby oil or vegetable oil on the sticky areas, rub it in with your ngers and leave it on for 30 minutes. Pat cornmeal in the oil and use a plastic scrubber to rub in circles until the residue balls up and you can remove it. Â„ HeloiseToxic family members cast doubt on coupleÂs future marriage plansDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, August 19, 2018By AIJAZ RAHIASSOCIATED PRESSTRIVANDRUM, India Â„ Thousands of stranded people were waiting to be rescued Saturday and ofÂ“cials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon Â”oods battered the southern Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged. Heavy rains hit parts of the state again Saturday morning, slowing attempts to deploy rescuers and get relief supplies to isolated areas. Many have seen no help for days and can only be reached by boat or helicopter. More than 300,000 people have taken shelter in over 1,500 state-run relief camps, ofÂ“cials said. But authorities said they were being inundated with calls for assistance, local media reported. ÂWe are receiving multiple repetitive rescue requests,ÂŽ the ofÂ“ce of the stateÂs top ofÂ“cial, Pinarayi Vijayan, said Friday in a tweet, asking those in need to provide their exact location and nearby landmarks so rescuers can Â“nd them. OfÂ“cials have called it the worst Â”ooding in Kerala in a century, with rainfall in some areas well over double that of a typical monsoon season. The downpours that started Aug. 8 have triggered Â”oods and landslides and caused homes and bridges to collapse across Kerala, a picturesque state known for its quiet tropical backwaters and beautiful beaches. OfÂ“cials estimate more than 6,200 miles of roads have been damaged. One of the stateÂs major airports, in the city of Kochi, has been closed. Meteorologists expect the rains to ease up over the next few days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saturday with the stateÂs top ofÂ“cials, promising more than $70 million in aid. While the central government has dispatched multiple military units to Kerala, state ofÂ“cials are pleading for additional help. ÂPlease ask Modi to give us helicopters, give us helicopters. ... Please, please!ÂŽ state legislator Saji Cherian said on a Kerala-based TV news channel, the Indian Express newspaper reported. Modi said 38 helicopters had been deployed for search and rescue operations in the state, which has a population of more than 33 million. ÂWe all pray for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala,ÂŽ he said in a tweet. Initial storm damage estimates were nearly $2.8 billion, Vijayan said. IndiaÂs navy said it airlifted a pregnant woman from the Â”oods on Thursday in Kerala and she gave birth to a boy shortly after the rescue. A doctor was lowered to assess the woman before she was lifted into a helicopter, the navy said. At least 194 people have died in the Â”ooding and 36 more are missing, according to KeralaÂs disaster management ofÂ“ce. More than 1,000 people have died in seven Indian states since the start of this yearÂs monsoon season, including more than 300 in Kerala.Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods AP PHOTOAn Indian woman and a child wade past Â”oodwaters after heavy rainfall in Ahmadabad, India, Friday. India receives its annual rainfall from June-October. BERLIN (AP) Â„ Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving Â”ags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear. Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said ofÂ“cers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged sit-down protests along the route of SaturdayÂs march. He added that stones and bottles were thrown at some of the far-right protesters, but couldnÂt immediately say how many people were injured. The far-right protesters wore white shirts to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi ofÂ“cial Rudolf Hess and carried banners with slogans such as ÂI regret nothing.ÂŽ Hess, who received a life sentence at the Nuremberg trials for his role in planning World War II, died on Aug. 17, 1987.Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police AP PHOTOPeople carry a banner reading ÂI donÂt regret anythingÂ during a demonstration commemorating the 31st death anniversary HitlerÂs deputy Rudolf Hess in Berlin Saturday. Hess died 1987 in a prison in Berlin. LONDON (AP) Â„ In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu. Two years after the country voted to leave the European Union, emotional arguments about membership in the bloc are raging as Â“ercely as they did during the 2016 referendum. With seven months until Britain ofÂ“cially leaves the bloc, negotiations faltering, chances are rising of an acrimonious divorce Â„ and the one thing that proand anti-EU forces have in common is that they are both unhappy. Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage announced Saturday that he was returning to political campaigning in a bid to derail British Prime Minister Theresa MayÂs plan for future ties with the EU. Farage, the right-winger who helped lead the successful ÂleaveÂŽ campaign in 2016, wrote in the Daily Telegraph that he would join a cross-country bus tour by the group Leave Means Leave to oppose MayÂs Âcowardly sell-out.ÂŽ Referring to U.K. politicians and civil servants, he said Âunless challenged, these anti-democrats will succeed in frustrating the resultÂŽ of the referendum. Negotiations on future relations between the U.K. and the bloc have faltered, largely due to divisions within MayÂs Conservative government over how close an economic relationship to seek with EU. Last month the government Â“nally produced a plan, proposing to stick close to EU regulations in return for free trade in goods. That infuriated Brexit-backers such as Farage and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who say it would leave the U.K. tethered to the bloc and unable to strike new trade deals around the world. 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REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, August 19, 2018Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 2881 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $660,000 and is listed with Dawn Dell and Justin Hartt with Heartland Real Estate Corp. This private executive four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home with a detached three-car garage is on premier Lake Jackson. The property is situated on approximately one acre of waterfront close to town. Wander down the long circular private driveway to the front entry and detached three-car garage. Landscaping along the sides of the property lines lends to a private retreat feel. The property underwent renovations in 2014 that included the detached oversized three-car garage,. The garage is connected to the home with a breezeway. Once you step into the home through the double doors from the recently renovated front stoop area you will walk into a COURTESY PHOTOThe property has more than 90 feet of waterfront on Lake Jackson with a seawall and a deck is out by the water.Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 574 Sunset Pointe Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $545,000 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty. Nestled in the executive gated community of Lake June Pointe, this stunning home sits on 109 feet of frontage on highly coveted Lake June and features a new roof. What a gorgeous home, property and community. This home boasts more than 2,300 square feet of living space with luxurious amenities such as crown molding, plantation shutters, tray ceilings and more. The sprawling split Â”oor plan features both a living room and a family room. The solid surface island kitchen is beautiful with cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. A quaint breakfast bar overlooks the breakfast nook area, which has a bay window and offers gorgeous Special to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 3261 E. Anglers Stream in Avon Park. It is priced for $199,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. An open house will be held today from 1-3 p.m. Looking for a home in an active adult community that offers a relaxed, low-maintenance lifestyle? Look no further than Highlands Ridge! This two-bedroom, two-bath, two-car plus golf cart garage home could be just the ticket. This home will catch your eye from the moment you pull into the painted drive until you open the front door and see through this beautiful home to the DIRECTIONS2881 Lakeview Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn right onto Scenic Highway. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive. The home is on the right, just beyond Ben Eastman Road.Stunning Sebring lake front homeGorgeous Lake June Pointe home COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 574 Sunset Pointe Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $545,000 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty. DIRECTIONS574 Sunset Pointe Drive, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto East Interlake Boulevard. At the traffic circle, take the third exit to stay on West Interlake Boulevard. Stay straight and continue on Sunset Pointe Boulevard. Turn right onto Sunset Pointe Drive. The home is on the left.Resort-lifestyle home in Highlands Ridge COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3261 E. Anglers Stream in Avon Park. It is priced for $199,500 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of T he Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Gr oup. An open house will be held today from 1-3 p.m. DIRECTIONS3261 E. Anglers Stream, Avon Park From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Scenic Highway. Turn right onto Manatee Drive. Turn left onto State Road 17 North. Turn right onto Power Line Road. Turn left into Highlands Ridge onto South Clubhouse Boulevard. Turn right onto East Fairway Vista Drive. Turn left onto East Anglers Stream. The home is on the right.OPEN HOUSEToday, 1-3 p.m. DELL | 8C ELLIOTT | 2C REED | 2C
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Dawn Dell is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-3810400. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. Kim Reed is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-6575. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change.views of the pool and lake. The soaring ceilings and wall of slider doors Â„ with windows overhead too Â„ offers a million-dollar panoramic view of Lake June and lets in a ton of natural light. The luxurious master bedroom has a spa-style master bath. Enjoy his-and-hers vanities and a large garden soaking tub with a wall of glass blocks behind it. Behind these glass blocks is a huge walk-in shower. The covered lanai is an awesome entertaining space. The brick paver pool patio and soaring vaulted screen encloses the heated salt-water pool and overlooks Lake June. The home and property also feature an indoor laundry room, attached two-car garage, dock and boathouse. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTONestled in the executive gated community of Lake June Pointe, this stunning home sits on 109 feet of frontage on highly coveted Lake June. lushly landscaped private backyard! Tastefully Â“nished inside, this home has high ceilings and decorator features giving it an open feeling. The spacious 17 by 18 living room boasts plenty of room for entertaining and is open to the kitchen and huge Florida room beyond. The kitchen features new wood laminate Â”ooring, white cabinets, solid surface counter tops, planning desk, pantry, plant ledges plus plenty of storage and counter space. At 10 by 18, it has plenty of room for all the chefÂs in the family. The cozy breakfast nook is the perfect place for casual meals, with lots of light from the bay window overlooking the lushly landscaped private back yard. YouÂll enjoy relaxing in the air-conditioned 16 by 22 Florida room, with windows making it truly a four-season room. It is accessible from the living room and breakfast area by sliding glass doors and is large enough to use part of it as an ofÂ“ce or formal dining room. It is painted a soothing shade of green making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature or serve as a quiet place to read a favorite novel. Step outside to the park-like back yard! You wonÂt Â“nd a more beautiful setting with the gorgeous landscaping, which includes pavers, plantings, a dining area and the most relaxing view. The spacious ownerÂs suite boasts vaulted ceilings, two walk-in closets, a large walk-in shower, double vanity, private water closet and plenty of natural light. This home is a split Â”oor plan offering privacy for both owner and guests. The spacious guest room is adjacent to the other bath, which includes a jetted tub. The laundry room acts as a mud room between the house and garage and offers plenty of cabinets and counter space. This well-maintained home just screams pride of ownership and offers 1,819 square feet of air-conditioned living space with 2,482 total square footage. The twocar plus golf cart garage has plenty of room for cars while still leaving room for storage. The low homeownerÂs association fee covers lawn mowing and edging, allowing the home owner plenty of time to enjoy the many amenities this beautiful community has to offer. Highlands Ridge has two championship golf courses, restaurants, two pools, library, Â“tness center, pickle ball, tennis and more. To schedule a private viewing of this lovely home, call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email Kimbreed@comcast.net or call Ferry at 863-3811089 or email Hbferry@ comcast.net. Ask about MLS 248410.REEDFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe homeÂs park-like back yard is a beautiful setting with gorgeous landscaping that includes pavers, plantings, a dining area and the most relaxing view. www.MillersCentralAir.com 863-699-5455 863-382-8488 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! Â€ Installation Â€ Maintenance Â€ Repair Â€ Air Quality Â€ Duct Work Â€ Duct Cleaning Â€ Dryer Vent Cleaning Financing Availableadno=3600790 Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors shellysappinteriors.com 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3595118
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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3594077 www.Heartland RE .net3200 US 27 South Suite 201 Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-3887 H ometown Professional Real Estate! James Wohl, Broker 381-2437 3200 US HWY 27 SOUTH SEBRING Â€ Professional OfÂ“ ces for Lease Â€ High Visibility Â€ Size can be Adjusted for Tenant Needs$12/SF/YR MLS #245046 Jimmy Wohl 863-382-3887 4711 ORANGE BLVD. ORANGE VILLA MH PARK SEBRINGÂ€ 1BD/1BA Mobile Home on Own Land Â€ HOA Fee $100/YR/ 55+/ No PetsÂ€ Move in Ready$42,900 MLS #247637 CHARLEY FLESHER 863-781-2867 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRINGÂ€ 163.49 Acre 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Â€ Pro Shop, Bar & Grill, Restaurant Â€ 11 Acre Driving Range, Cart Barn Â€ Putting Green, OfÂ“ ce Building Â€ Equipment and Golf Carts.$795,000 MLS#246861 PAT DELL 863-446-0808 MINERAL BRANCH RD. ZOLFO SPRINGSÂ€ 29.72 Acre Citrus Grove Â€ 69.84 Acre Citrus Grove (Low Production)Â€ Buy One or Buy BothCall for Price MLS #247705 & #247706MIKEY COLDING 863-781-1698 238 RACOON LANESINGLE FAMILY OR DUPLEX LORIDAÂ€ 4BD/2BA/w/carport Â€ Pool Home on 0.79 Acres Â€ Fish on Lake Istokpoga $169,000 MLS #245222 CHERYL OXSALIDA 863-214-3663 EAGLES POINTE AT LAKE HUCKLEBERRY, SEBRINGThis is a unique 13.5 +/acre parcel with 380 +/feet of lake frontage on Lake Huckleberry. Located only 2 miles from US Hwy 27 S it would be a beautiful location for a private estate or an exclusive gated community. Conceptual site plans complete with boundary and topographical surveys are available. The property comes with an income producing 2 bedroom/1 bath rental home.$499,000 JERI WOHL 863-381-8595 4017 SANTA BARBARA DRIVE HARDER HALL, SEBRING Â€ 3BR/2BA/2CG 1612SF Â€ Custom Built & Energy EfÂ“ cient Â€ New Roof 2018 $191,500 MLS #246970 CHERYL OXSALIDA 863-214-3663 4605 NADENA DRIVE SUN N LAKE, SEBRINGÂ€ 3BD/2BA/2+CG 2192 SF Â€ New Construction with Many UpgradesÂ€ Hurricane-Ready Home on Golf Course$359,900 MLS #248240 KELLY JOEHRS 386-546-0047 524 PEAR ST. & 843 GRAPEFRUIT AVE.-SEBRING Â€ Nearly 6 Acres Vacant Land Â€ Commercial & Light Industrial Â€ Railroad Frontage $259,000 MLS #240290 JIMMY WOHL 863-382-3887 701 S. EGRET STREET SEBRING HILLS, SEBRINGÂ€ 3BR/2BA/2CG 1808SF Â€ Close to Shopping, Medical, & DiningÂ€ Spacious Open Floor Plan $150,000 MLS #248509DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 2881 LAKEVIEW DRIVE LAKE JACKSON, SEBRINGÂ€ 4BD/3.5BA/3+CG 3874SF Â€ Private Lakefront Home on Almost 1 Acre Â€ 90 Feet of Sandy Beach Frontage to Enjoy Â€ Extensively Remodeled in 2014$660,000 MLS #248328 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 MINERAL BRANCH ROAD ZOLFO SPRINGSÂ€ 16.1 Acres Â€ Abandoned Grove with Irrigation Â€ Use for Farming, Grove, Nursery or Residence$105,000 MLS #247321 MIKEY COLDING 863-781-1698 484 SUNSET POINTE DR. LAKE JUNE POINTE, LAKE PLACIDÂ€ 2+ Acre Lakefront Lot on Lake JuneÂ€ Prestigious Gated Community Â€ Community Dock, Playground and Pavilion$224,999 MLS #232361 DEBBIE MCCULLOUGH 863-441-1319 2206 W. BAHAMA RD. SEBRING FALLS, SEBRINGÂ€ 4BD/3BA/5CG 1746SF Â€ 18x24 Tiki Patio Â€ Bonus Room Â€ Fenced Yard$175,000 MLS #246708 PAT DELL 863-446-0808 2131 LAKEVIEW DR. FOUNTAINHEAD IN SEBRINGÂ€ Penthouse Floor Condo on Lake Jackson Â€ No Where Else Can You Get This View Â€2BD/2BA Turn Key Ready Fully Furnished$195,000 MLS #247014 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 4060 CAMP SHORE DRIVE HIGHLAND LAKES RESERVE, SEBRINGÂ€ 1.21 Acre Lake Ruth Frontage Â€ Prestigious Gated Community Â€ Sebring Water and Sewer Already on Site$87,900 MLS #239589 JIMMY WOHL 863-382-3887 216 MICCO AVE. SEBRINGÂ€ 4BD/2.5BA 2950 SF Â€ Lg. In-Law/Guest Quarters Â€ Many Recent Updates$206,900 MLS #248172DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 454 RACOON LN LORIDAÂ€ 3BD/2BA/1CG 1919 SF Â€ Near Lake Istokpoga Public Boat Ramp Â€ New Roof Â€ Whole House Generator$129,000 MLS #248763 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846 721 RYAN RD LAKESIDE ESTATES, SEBRINGÂ€ .25 Acre Vacant Lot Â€ View of Pond Â€ Close to Lake Istokpoga and GolÂ“ ng$20,000 MLS #246004 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 2243 JACKSON DR. PINE & LAKE, SEBRINGÂ€ 2BD/2BA/2CG 1652SF Â€ Lake Jackson Access Â€ Remodeled Kitchen$169,900 MLS #247913DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 62 LAKE BYRD BLVD. AVON PARK Â€ 3BD/2BA/1CP 1437SF Â€ Completely Renovated Â€ 14x14 Workshop Â€ 109 FT of Lake Frontage$264,900 MLS #247825 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846 125 BALTIMORE WAY PLACID LAKES, LAKE PLACIDÂ€ 0.34 Acre Lot Â€ Zoned for Duplex Â€ Community Amenities$14,000 MLS #248559 DIANE REIS 352-267-6436 1001 ORANGE CREEK LN. SEBRING Â€ 5 Acres, Cleared and Ready to Build Â€ High and Dry with Small Pond on Property Â€ Country Living Yet Close to Downtown$84,900 MLS #247837 ALLISON WILLEY 863-381-6276 2321 GARDENVIEW RD. SEBRINGÂ€ 2BD/1.5BA/1CP Oversized Lot Â€ Block Home with Metal RoofÂ€ Close to Shopping, Medical, Restaurants & Schools$89,900 MLS #247998 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 1387 TANGELO DR. WAUCHULA Â€ 2 BD/1BA on 1.07 Acres Â€ Priced to Sell! Â€ Fresh Paint$87,500 MLS #248053 CHARLEY FLESHER 863-781-2867 4098 SANTA BARBARA DR. SEBRINGÂ€ 0.23 Acre LotÂ€ Minutes to Dining, Shopping and Hospital Â€ Must See in Person to Appreciate Its Location$44,500 MLS #248092 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846 HIGHLAND LAKES RESERVE LOTS Â€ Prestigious Gated Community Â€ Community Lake Access Â€ Wildlife Preserves & Trails MANY LOTS TO CHOOSE FROMSTARTING AT $34,900 JIMMY WOHL 863-381-3887 2905 SR 17 N. WITH ACCESS TO SEBRING AND AVON PARKÂ€ Commercial Warehouse Â€ Location is Key Here Â€ Could Be Divided into 2 Businesses$217,700 MLS #248802 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 192 GRANDVIEW BLVD.GATED 55+ TOMOKA HEIGHTS, LAKE PLACIDÂ€ 3BD/2BA/2CG 2886SF Â€ Beautifully Updated Â€ Gorgeous Floors & Countertops$297,300 DEBBIE MCCULLOUGH 863-441-1319 3828 THUNDERBIRD HILL CIRCLE SEBRING Â€ 2BD/2BA/1CG 1071 SF Â€ Well Kept Home in 55+ Community Â€ Home Comes Furnished $98,000 MLS #248816 ALLISON WILLEY 863-381-6276 2126 OAK BEACH BLVD LAKE JOSEPHINE, SEBRING Â€ 2BD/2BA/2CP 1400 SF Â€ Lake Josephine Frontage Pool Home Â€ New Metal Roof $265,000 MLS #248935 ALLISON WILLEY 863-381-6276 1233 KROUSE ST. HARDER HALL, SEBRINGÂ€ 2BD/2BA/2CG 1237SF Â€ Located Close to 2 Golf Courses Â€ New Roof 2017 & New A/C 2018$145,000 MLS #248697 DAWN DELL 863-381-0400 119 OAK GROVE STREET COVERED BRIDGE, LAKE PLACIDÂ€ Updated 2BD/2BA Villa 1264 SF Â€ Active 55+ Community Â€ Community Boat Ramp to Lake June$152,900 MLS #248706 DEBBIE MCCULLOUGH 863-441-1319 9131 CANTER PATH SILVER FOX RANCH, SEBRING Â€ 2.325 Acre Lot High & Dry Â€ Zoned AU Â€ Zoned for A Mobile Home $59,900 MLS #244787 CHERYL OXSALIDA 863-214-3663 4100 LAKEVIEW DR. LAKE JACKSON, SEBRING Â€ Lake Jackson FrontageÂ€ Build Your Dream Home on This LotÂ€ Central Location $85,000 MLS#246110 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 1507 SUNKIST AVE. SEBRING Â€ 3BD/2BA 1599SF Â€ Pool Home Â€ Priced to Sell! $89,500 MLS #247780 KEITH JAMISON 540-598-2216 6949 US 98 SEBRINGÂ€ 10.03 Acres Vacant Lot Â€ Build Your New Home Â€ Minutes to Sebring Raceway, Dining and Shopping$80,000 MLS #238581 ROSE ABBOTT 863-781-0846
www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5By JACK GUTTENTAGMortgage ProfessorA mortgage-shopping site is designed to allow a potential borrower to select the best offer from a competing group of lenders before contacting one, avoiding the sales process. Shopping sites are multi-lender but not all multi-lender sites are shopping sites. A site can provide information about multiple lenders without providing the tools and information needed to shop them effectively. A mortgage-gotcha site is one designed to induce the user to contact a lender, at which point a one-on-one sale process can begin. That process aims to convert users into customers while dissuading them from looking elsewhere. In sum, a shopping site is designed to facilitate competition while a gotcha site is designed to avoid it. All single-lender sites and most multi-lender sites are gotcha sites. While they differ widely in the quality of information they offer users, they all have the same objective: to induce the user to contact one lender and stop looking elsewhere. These thoughts are prompted by a recent visit I made to Bankrate. com, a heavily trafÂ“cked consumer site. When I last visited some years ago, it was a very simple multi-lender gotcha site. The current version is light-years better, more information on mortgage features is provided, and it now looks like a mortgage shopping site Â… but is it one? That depends on whether or not it now meets the requirements of a shopping site.Required features of shopping sitesPosted Prices: Shopping sites display prices obtained directly from or consistent with each lenderÂs internal pricing system. The alternative is to have prices entered independently of the lenderÂs pricing system, perhaps by loan ofÂ“cers, which may or may not be valid. This was the case with the earlier version of the Bankrate site, which was highly vulnerable to Âlow-ballingÂŽ Â… the practice of setting prices below the market to snare unwary borrowers, then raising them later on one or another pretext. The current version of Bankrate displays posted prices and is not subject to low-balling. Real-Time Prices: Prices on a shopping site should always be live. This means that whenever a lender posts new prices on its own site or for its loan ofÂ“cers, prices on the multi-lender site change automatically and simultaneously. As far as I can determine, Bankrate displays real-time prices. Complete Prices: Prices on a shopping site should include all charges that affect borrowers. Bankrate does show charges expressed as a percent of the loan (points), and Â“xed-dollar charges. On adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), however, Bankrate doesnÂt show the current value of the rate index used by the ARM, the lenderÂs margin, rate adjustment caps, and maximum and minimum rates. This is critical information for anyone contemplating an ARM. Fully-Adjusted Prices: Prices on a shopping site must be adjusted for all transaction features that affect the price. This includes loan purpose, property value, down payment, loan amount, property zip code, credit score, property type, occupancy type, lock period, and escrow waiver. For a borrower, fully adjusted prices makes the price quotations from different lenders comparable Â… and therefore shopable. This is where Bankrate falls short. It does not adjust the prices it displays for different property types, for occupancy versus investment, for cash-out versus no-cash reÂ“nances, for different lock periods, or for escrow waivers. To obtain a completely adjusted price quote, the user must request it from a selected lender and provide contact information to that lender. On providing contact information, the user is told ÂOne of our experts will follow up shortly to provide a FREE personalized rate quoteÂƒÂŽ This is a gotcha feature. On the other hand, Bankrate does help the user select that one lender. Bankrate shows the APRs of every lender based on the transaction features entered by the user and (presumably) a set of standardized assumptions for those features that users cannot specify. The APR is not the best way to do this, but it does assure that the prices of the lender chosen are favorable relative to the other lenders on the site. This is a shopping feature Â… the only shopping feature. Note that the standardized assumptions are without doubt the most favorable available. For example, the property assumed in pricing the loan is single-family, not 4-family or condo, which would be priced higher.Missing functionalityPrice Monitoring: An effective shopping site allows the user to monitor the price of the selected lender until it is locked, which might take a few days, or a few weeks. Until the loan is locked, the price will Â”oat with the market, and the user who cannot monitor the price changes cannot verify that the locked price is identical to the price the lender is currently quoting on identical new loans. Bankrate does not offer price monitoring. Decision Support: Many borrowers need help in making decisions about the type of mortgage, and the combination of upfront fees and interest rate that best meets their needs. Borrowers should have information on the impact of different mortgage options on their future wealth. Bankrate does not provide this. In sum, Bankrate is a much-improved site and has added a useful shopping feature, but it remains more of a gotcha site than a shopping site. Full disclosure department: I have a mortgage shopping site which can be viewed as competitive with Bankrate. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.com.Distinguishing mortgage shopping sites from gotcha sitesBy JOSH BOAKAP Economics WriterWASHINGTON Â„ U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts last month rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million, not nearly enough to reverse the steep 12.9 percent plunge seen in June as rising lumber, land and labor costs appeared to constrain new construction. Lumber prices have shot up by about $7,000 per home since the start of 2017, largely due to tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber by the Trump administration, according to the National Association of Home Builders. ÂIt looks like U.S. homebuilders are Â“nding it increasingly difÂ“cult to get into the groove,ÂŽ said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. Still, housing starts have risen 6.2 percent year-to-date. Solid job growth and a dearth of existing homes for sales have increased demand for new properties. Prices are also a factor for would-be buyers, who are facing higher mortgage rates this year. The average interest on a 30-year, Â“xed-rate mortgage was 4.53 percent this week, up from 3.89 percent a year ago, according to the mortgage company Freddie Mac. Ground breaking fell last month in the two priciest regional markets: the West and Northeast. But starts increased in the more affordable markets of the Midwest and South. These regional differences caused Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, to suggest that weather might be a source of the slowdown. The West is coping with wildÂ“res and heat waves, while the Northeast dealt with severe rainfalls, he said. Building permits, an indicator of future construction, rose 1.5 percent in July. But Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, noted on Twitter that there has been a sharp increase in single-family homes being authorized but never started, which indicates that projects are being delayed because of higher building materials costs.July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis May le photo shows a house under construction in Roseville, C alif. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in July. 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe 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.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY OPEN HOUSE1010 11aÂ…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 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! HOMES FOR SALE1020 Lake Placid~ 3/2 on canal w/boathouse & elec. lift Handicap acc. New hot water heater & new roof. $265,999.516-795-8812 Sebring Hills~4bd/2ba 303 S. Egret. Shown by request. $115,900 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 HOMES FOR SALE SEBRING1026 S e b r i ng, Fl or id a 863 214 7959 New House3 bed/2bath $210,000 www.southspirithomes.com MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 5 BR Triple Wide, completely remodeled. OWN LAND, NO LOT RENT, NO HOMEOWNERS FEES! $44,500 possible owner financing. 863-5321733 or 863-368-1135 Avon Park~ Park model RV w/screened room, permanent set up in park on lake. Low down payment & owner financing. 863-449-0920 Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 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. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7Special to Highlands News-SunSEBRING Â„ One of Highlands CountyÂs top real estate Â“rms, Heartland Real Estate Corp., recently announced the addition of its newest associate and experienced realtor, Jane Coats. ÂWe are very happy to have Jane join the HREC family,ÂŽ said Jimmy Wohl, HREC president/broker. ÂAs an experienced realtor who is dedicated to her clients, Jane is a perfect Â“t for our real estate ofÂ“ce.ÂŽ Coats was born and raised in Michigan where she began her successful career in real estate working for a golf course development. Two children and many years later she sold property in Deer Valley, Utah and then worked in Colorado handling foreclosure properties. Happy to be settled here in Sebring, she is dedicated to helping others buy and sell their homes and properties. ÂWhether you are buying or selling any type of property anywhere in the Central Florida area, our team is not only committed to helping you accomplish your real estate goals, but we treat you like family because we are family,ÂŽ Wohl said. ÂThe addition of Jane Coats continues to enhance what we can do for our clients.ÂŽ Heartland Real Estate Corporation is a real estate brokerage and development Â“rm that has been in Sebring for more than 20 years. With extensive knowledge in all areas of real estate investment, HREC specializes in development, agricultural, commercial and residential properties. For more information, visit heartlandre.net or call 863-382-3887.Coats joins Heartland Real Estate COATS The Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.53 percent from 4.59 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. By contrast, the rate stood at 3.89 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, Â“xed-rate loans fell to 4.01 percent this week from 4.05 percent last week.Average US mortgage rates fall30-year at 4.53 percent THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis May photo shows a home for sale in Gibsonia, Pa. On Thursday, Aug. 16, Freddie Mac reports on the weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates. MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! 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Park is close to many of the areas featured actions. SB2221 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387LIGHT AND BRIGHT $17,5002/2 Furnished and ready for new owner to move in now! Kitchen well equipped, breakfast bar, inside laundry, extended shed with work bench, extended carport, nicely landscaped. SB2234 Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387READY FOR YOU TO MOVE IN $26,9002/2 is well maintained & furnished. New A/C & water heater. Master bathroom has a new walk in tub w/jets to ease your aches & pains. House comes complete with golf cart. SB2248 Amy Slane (863) 450-3336BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS HOME $112,5003/2 Triple wide split floor plan! Great kitchen w/plenty of cabinets & separate laundry room. Large master suite with California closet, New Double oven and new dishwasher, new roof in 2016 SB2214Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340GREAT HOME $34,5002/2 Newer kitchen appliances & pantry. Hypoallergenic wood laminate flooring runs throughout the home. Both baths have been nicely updated and have low flush raised toilets. SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955UPDATED HOME REDUCEDadno=3594011$32,5003/2 W/large master bedroom separated from the other 2 BRs giving you the best living arrangement. Kitchen is large w/room for a dinette. Dining room that finishes the open feel There is an extra-large golf cart garage off the extended 2 car carport. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401POPULAR FLOOR PLAN $45,500 2/2 Immaculate, bright, remodeled in 2014,2015. Partially furnished. Laminate flooring in DR/LR & bedrooms. New roof in 2014, new AC, over the range microwave and dishwasher in 2016. Open space living room, large kitchen w/wrap around cabinets. SB2250 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401 MUST SEE! BEAUTIFUL LAKE LETTA TODAYSB2187 (1/1) $5,000The Hammond Team (863) 450-3339SUNDAY, AUG. 19TH Â€ 12 -2PM 2455 S. 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N O W is the TIM E Call me direct for your FREE MARKET ANALYSI S 863-381-0400 I have successfully sold over $11 million t his year alone and you do not want to miss this opportunity and you do not want to miss this opportunity Ready to SELL? Brittany Gaudino 863-777-4557 Buyers Specialist LOCATED ON HWY 27Metal Building with over 2,100 sq feet and additional office space under air. Property has over 90ft of direct access to HWY 27 in a very busy location and has high visibility. OFFERED AT... $ 430,000 NEW LISTING 1233 KROUSE ST, SEBRING Nestled on a corner is desirable Harder Hall and a short golf cart ride away from 2 golf courses. Move in ready 2 bed 2 bath 2 car garage home with new roof, newer ac, just painted inside and out. OFFERED AT... $ 145,000 2131 LAKEVIEW DR 1210, SEBRING Not a better view in Highlands County!! Penthouse corner unit with 2 bed 2 bath and turnkey fully furnished and directly on Lake Jackson! Heated Pool, and lakeviews all day. Sunsets that rival Key West! Cometake a look today! OFFERED AT... $ 195,000 LAKEVIEWS! 701 EGRET ST, SEBRINGLocated in desirable Sebring Hills. This is a super spacious home with a great open floor plan. 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage with additional family room and screened in lanai. Access from the back of the property too. OFFERED AT... $ 150,000 NEW PRICE 2321 GARDENVIEW RD, SEBRINGCalling all investors! Here is a 2 bed 1.5 bath 1 carport home on an oversized lot. This property is close to just about everything. Add a metal roof for peace of mind. Close to Lake Sebring and Sebring Parkway. Invest in your future OFFERED AT... $ 89,900 NEW LISTING 2881 LAKEVIEW DR, SEBRING Lake Jackson Executive home in a private setting. Features include 4 bed 3.5 bath and 3.5 detached garage. Home has over 3,800 LSF and was remodeled and updated in 2014. This is a chefs dream kitchen. Mature landscaping with majestic oaks. Make your appointment today. OFFERED AT... $ 660,000 WATERFRONT 2905 SR 27 N, SEBRING Investment Opportunity! Warehouse located just outside of city of Sebring and conveniently located close to Parkway. Over 5,000 sq ft., 5 overhead garage doors (pull chain), finished office spaces. Could potentially be 2 separate businesses. OFFERED AT... $ 217,700 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com formal living room/dining room combination. The room has glass sliding glass doors overlooking the backyard. You will notice the lush, landscaped backyard with grandfather oak trees and lake views. Continue through the doorway into the updated kitchen/ family room combo. You are greeted with soaring high ceilings and transom windows that create a lot of natural light. The kitchen was recently updated and is sure to please any master chef and serves as the heart of this home. There is plenty of space on the gorgeous white quartz counter tops and you will love the double bowl farmhouse sink. The great room has wood Â”ooring and a gas Â“replace and is a perfect space for entertaining. The family room also offers lake access through glass sliders. All of the glass sliders in the home have sliding plantation shutters too. This adds to the element of privacy. All the windows are also adorned with custom plantation shutters. Off of the great room is a laundry room styled after the kitchen and has an access door leading to the breezeway. Another bathroom and bedroom is in the front of the home, which allows access to the front foyer without accessing the main home. This space could be converted into an ofÂ“ce or a mother in-law quarters and by adding a kitchenette to the laundry room you could make it private. From the great room is a tri-level stairway. Steps up from the great room is the ownerÂs suite and down one level are two secondary bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. The ownerÂs suite has a closet Â“t for a queen and her king! Enjoy stunning views of the lake from the private balcony. The ownerÂs bath has a glass enclosed walk-in shower, additional large soaker tub and quartz counters with double vanity. With a little imagination, the space where the two secondary bedrooms are could easily be conÂ“gured to add a third bedroom, making it a Â“ve-bedroom home. The bath in this area is ideal for multiple users, with two toilet vanity areas that share a tub/ shower room. One vanity area has access from the hall and the other has a private entrance. One bedroom has access to the lake through glass sliders and the other larger bedroom has spectacular lake views through a huge window. Walk out from the great room, formal living room or secondary bedroom to a covered rear open lanai that overlooks the lush backyard. The backyard faces to the south and has some of the best views of the lake. The property has more than 90 feet of waterfront on Lake Jackson with a seawall and a deck is out by the water. Lake Jackson is a 3,212-acre lake located in the city limits. It is a sandy ridge bottom clear lake known for recreation but also has great bass and speck Â“shing. A health trail runs around the entire exterior of the lake and has approximately 10 miles of continuous sidewalk all the way around for walking or bicycles. Sebring is located in the heart of Highlands County and is the county hub. It is approximately two hours to either coast and within 90 miles of 90 percent of the stateÂs population, without the crime rate and trafÂ“c. This is a great home to view for any lake front buyer. For more information, call Dell at 863-381-0400 or Hartt at 863-443-1274. View the virtual tour at heartlandre.net. Search for MLS 248328.DELLFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe great room has wood ooring and a gas replace and is a perfect space for entertaining. This home is at 2881 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $660,000 and is listed with Dawn Dell and Justin Hartt with Heartland Real Estate Corp. By LAUREN SCHWAHNNerdWalletMoving comes with a long, expensive to-do list. The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisorÂs True Cost Guide While youÂre choosing a place to live and deciding what to pack, having a plan for expenses can ensure your budget doesnÂt get lost in the shufÂ”e. ÂItÂs very easy to overlook minor details because when youÂre moving, youÂre looking at getting your stuff from point A to point B,ÂŽ says Jessica Nichols, a director at Avail Move Management, a relocation and transportation service in Evansville, Indiana. Preparing for moving costs can help alleviate emotional and Â“nancial strain. Consider these less-obvious expenses. 1. PEAK SURCHARGES Many moving and truck rental companies raise rates during busy times like summer and weekends. If you have the Â”exibility, relocate in an off-peak period to save money. 2. PACKING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT Buying items like boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape can add up. For example, U-Haul sells large moving boxes for $1.63 to $1.99 each, depending on how many you buy. Be realistic about the number you need. Or seek free materials from friends or online. Additionally, consider the items youÂll need to safely transport your belongings, including furniture covers, hand trucks and bungee cords. If your movers donÂt provide them, or you arenÂt hiring professionals, renting or borrowing is more 9 expenses to pack in your moving budget CHRIS DUNN/YORK DAILY RECORD VIA APIn this July 13, 2012, le photo, people load a U-Haul truck with boxes while they prepare to move in York, Pa. Moving to a new place can be taxing, emotionally and nancially. Preparing a budget can help.MOVING | 9C #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 email@example.com DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 email@example.com RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy efÂ“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see! MLS#247774 119 MURRAY CT, NW, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Freshly painted, large 3/2 family home in a great area! High ceilings. Large rooms. New Â” ooring in living area and bedrooms, new appliances and roof. Laundry room is large and has washer and dry (as is) Lots of space for entertaining. New sod w/irrigation system. Golf course across the street and 8 blocks from Lake June. MLS#243866 $1550/mo. 6315 COLUMBUS BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Beautiful 3 BR/2BA open Â” oor plan in great neighborhood & situated on almost half an acre. large master suite, walk in closet, living room, dining area and an open kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends. New Roof 2018 & New A/C. MLS# 248461 $224,900 4714 LEUCADENDRA DR, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com This 2/2 unit has been recently updated and painted. Tile Â” oors except the two bedrooms. Close to the Florida Hospital and there is a community pool and play ground. Move in ready. MLS#248931 $650/mo. RENTED! 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org Fully furnished, charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after GolÂ“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great Â“ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open Â” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at itÂs best! Price listed is for annual lease....seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $950/mo. 397 SHACKELFORD RD, WAUCHULAContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Large 3 BD/2 BA home on 7+ ACRES! Features metal roof, family rm, game rm, LR/DR W/enclosed patio. Foreclosure Case #093-595063. Hud owned & sold as-is. MLS#244788 $185,000 3100 MANATEE DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org This 3BD/2BA has 2100 sq ft & 42Â front porch & workshop. Family Rm, huge DR or use it as den/ofÂ“ ce. So many opportunities with this home on 8 acres. MLS# 248948 $350,000 620 MEMORIAL DR, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Dream no more! 2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1 CA, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. 1598 under air, new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/ofÂ“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. Relax in the lanai looking at the lake or just enjoy the back yard. There is a shed and dock for your boat or jet skis. White sandy beach ready for you to come and enjoy. Great home for enjoying the water and entertaining your family. MLS 247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 3731 EDWATER DR, SEBRINGContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.comSpacious furnished and turnkey 2BD, 2.5 BA open Â” oor plan town home w/2 master suites & Brazillia Cheryl Â” oors! One over looking Golf Course other the lake!MLS#248949 $1000.00/mo. 3848 ERIN RD, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org Great 3 BR, 2 BA w/pool. Inside laundry room, ceiling fans, blinds, tiled Â” oors. Pool & lawn care included!MLS#248735 $1400.00/mo. 6219 CANDLER TERRACE, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 2 bed 2 bath with hook ups for stack washer and dryer. All tile Â” oors, fresh paint. Screened lanai Just painted! MLS#248850 $875.00/Mo adno=3593983 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Exceptional open Â” oor plan, 3BR/2.5 BA has a ChefÂs dream gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances. Elegant master suite w/ walk in closets. Tankless water heater. So much more a MUST SEE! MLS#248409 $299,900 4 ACRES LAKEFRONT ON 8 ACRES!
www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 affordable than buying. 3. EXCESS CARGO The more stuff you schlep, the more youÂll pay. Movers usually factor the number and weight of items into the bill. Expect additional fees for valuable or large items like pianos that require extra time, space or labor. Hauling everything yourself? A bigger load can require a larger vehicle or more gas-guzzling trips. To save money, donate or sell what you can before you move. 4. CLEANING YouÂll likely need to tidy up your current place, especially if thereÂs a security deposit at stake. Housecleaning services typically charge $200 to $300 for a one-time cleaning, according to HomeAdvisor. YouÂll save money by doing some or all of the work yourself. 5. UTILITIES Watch for deposits, taxes, and connection and installation fees when setting up utilities at your new address. These could range from $10 to $200 or more. Ask power, internet and other service providers about charges in advance. 6. FOOD Food expenses can pop up, too. Think snacks for the road, restocking the refrigerator and pantry, and feeding friends whoÂve helped. Shopping wholesale clubs could be a smart strategy to feed a crowd. 7. LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS Some belongings might not survive the journey. Depending on what youÂre transporting and how far, it may be worth purchasing protection to repair or replace property. ÂNobody wants to think about their items getting broken. Ideally that would never happen, but in the real world thatÂs something you need to plan for,ÂŽ says Nichols. Most movers provide basic valuation coverage, which limits their liability to 60 cents per pound, per item. For a 40-pound TV valued at $500, thatÂs $24. Top-tier options and separate insurance plans offer higher or full values, but it will cost extra. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you likely have some coverage. Check your policy. 8. TIPS Movers appreciate tips after a long day of heavy lifting. Give tips based on your satisfaction level, but a good rule of thumb is 5 percent of the total bill. 9. STORAGE If you canÂt immediately move your possessions into your new home, you might have to rent a self-storage unit. Costs vary by size and location. Public Storage units in Austin, Texas, for example, range from about $30 to $300 per month. The less time and space you need, the less expensive the unit.Make your budget move-in readyMentally walk through your moving process from start to Â“nish. Outline the potential items and services youÂll need at least a month ahead. Then, research prices and get multiple estimates for the best deals and service, Nichols says. Leave wiggle room for unexpected costs and take your time purchasing new home furnishings, says Daria Victorov, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner at Abacus Wealth Partners in San Mateo, California. Remember, you donÂt have to buy everything at once. ÂWhen you move into an empty house it feels like you need everything right away,ÂŽ Victorov says. ÂBefore you move, Â“gure out what those essential items are, the things that you use every day, and thatÂll help you Â“gure out your budget, too.ÂŽMOVINGFROM PAGE 8C DEAN KNUTH/ARIZONA DAILY STAR VIA APIn this Aug. 17, 2011 le photo, Tony Lang carries a box while moving in to the new Likins Hall dorm at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. Moving to a new place can be taxing, emotionally and nancially. Preparing a budget can help. Aside from the cost of hiring movers, consider less-obvious expenses like packing materials, furniture covers and storage. FRANKIE BURKELic. Â€ Bonded Â€ InsuredÂOver 30 Years In BusinessÂŽPhone .....................(863) 465-0371 Cell Phone .............(863) 441-3625 Fax .........................(863) 465-4202www.BurkeMarine.comÂ€ Frank@BurkeMarine.com 13 Triangle Park Â€ Lake Placid, FL 33852 Premiere Dock Builders: Better Docks, Prices & Service!(863) 465-0371 BOATHOUSES Â€ DOCKS Â€ SEAWALLSadno=3601123 Â€ General Household Pest Control Â€ Lawn & Ornamentals Â€ Fertilizing Â€ Mosquito & Ant Control Â€ Fumigation Services Â€ Termite Inspection / Protection / Prevention www.clarkepestcontrol.com 1-866-896-6622Call For Free Estimate Lake Placid 863-465-6622 Sebring 863-385-6625Licensed & Insured adno=3601102 adno=3604028 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED 809 U.S. 27 South Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Realty Plus Realty Plus Honors Bill Bryan With 24 Years Of Service! Has been a Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Plus since earning his Florida Real Estate License in November of 1994. Since that day, he has excelled in all types of real estate transactions including residential, commercial, land and investment property sales. Bill is a graduate of the LSU School of Banking, which equipped him to start his subsequent 30-year career in the banking industry. He launched his career at Tropical State Bank of Sebring, FL in 1964, which eventually became Barnett Bank of Sebring, where he served as Vice President for many years. In this role of leadership, Bill managed the bankÂs operations as well as the loan department. Bill continued to rise in his career when he accepted the role of Chief Operating OfÂ“ cer of Lake Placid Barnett Bank. He then moved on to serve as Executive Vice President for Wauchula State Bank in Wauchula, FL and later assisted in the acquisition of the First Bank of Lake Placid. This investment made it possible for Wauchula State Bank to extend its operations into Highlands County, which has continued to expand throughout the County. Over the years, Bill has been heavily involved in the development of projects such as Prairie Oaks, now known as Country Club of Sebring, the building of local golf courses including the Bluffs in DeSoto County as well as numerous other large ventures and acquisitions. Bill also participated in industry organizations such as the Florida Bankers Association, where he served on various levels on committees statewide. The experience Bill garnered in his extensive banking career prepared him for his next profession in real estate that has spanned for over 24 years. His knowledge of the lending business has enabled him to expertly estimate property values and his years of customer relations experience has easily transitioned into helping his clients have success in Â“ nding the perfect home. Outside of his professional career, Bill has been very active in coaching football, baseball and softball for over 50 years. He was one of the founding fathers of Dixie Youth Baseball in Sebring when he was only 21 years old and continued his commitment to coaching youth sports well into his 60s. In addition to his love for athletics, he also served as President of many community clubs and committees, such as Jaycees, Lions Club, Sebring Chamber of Commerce and others. Above all, the most important commitment he has valued during his lifetime is his relationship with Christ and serving as a Deacon in his home church. Bill is the leader of his Deacon team and is continually available to serve any need in his church and community. This long list of community involvement reinforces his commitment in helping others with their real estate needs from beginning to end. Whether it be commercial ventures or Â“ nding the perfect home for a lifetime of memories, Bill has a heart for serving and continues to be available to all of his customers. Bill has been married to Cyndee Bryan for over 38 years where they have worked side by side in the real estate business for over 23 years. A graduate of SHS Class of 1960, BillÂs roots are entrenched in Sebring. His 4 children and 4 grandchildren are SHS Alumni, 7 of which are college graduates.....four of those from UF (Go Gators!), 1 Warner Southern and 2 UCF. Bill is very proud of them all. Throughout his tenure as a Realtor for RE/MAX Realty Plus, Bill has earned numerous awards. His most treasured and prestigious accolade is the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. This award conÂ“ rms his longstanding commitment to his career in real estate and to his customers through the years. If you are interested in buying or selling, contact Bill Bryan at 863-381-4092 for all of your real estate needs. His commitment remains to serve you with respect and professionalism. Bill Bryan 2141 Lakeview Drive Â€ Sebring, FL 33870 www.ElliottTeam.com Â€ TheElliottTeam@gmail.com THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTYNorm Elliott (863) 443-0480 Mandy Elliott (863) 273-2861 Matt Nelson (863) 273-3412 Yvonne Calhoun (863) 214-7362 2769 Treasure CayGorgeous 4 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bath POOL home on Golf Course. Granite Island kitchen, Living & Family Rooms 3 Car Garage + Golf Cart Garage. Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8998 COUNTRY CLUB 6006 Apple Road Awesome 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, Newer kitchen, Living & Family Rooms, Above ground pool. NICE! Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 9088 1 ACRE 4204 Medina WaySpacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage. Living & Family Rooms, Screen porch with sunken hot tub, fenced yard with in-ground pool. Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8978 HARDER HALL 217 Park LandAmazing executive pool home. Main house 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths. Guest house 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Caged pool, detached 6+ car garage. Fenced, Cross Fenced. Incredible! Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 8958 4.77 ACRES 2208 Sunset DriveBeautiful 3 Bedroom (Plus Den), 2 Bath. Granite Kitchen, Awesome Master Suite, Screen Porch, 2 Car Garage AND detached 26x24 workshop/garage. Nice & Private. Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 9068 2.7 ACRES LAKE JUNE574 Sunset Pointe DriveStunning 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage. Saltwater caged pool, 109 Ft of Lake June Frontage, Luxurious amenities, Island Kitchen, Dock, Boat house and more. Hear Pre-Recorded Property Details by calling (800) 601-6476 Ext. 9078 The Elliott Team Ranked #1 In Highlands County for the 5th Year In A Row
C10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com adno=3582174 OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus adno=3594089 NEW LISTING D D863-381-8988www.ddibble.Remax-Â” orida.com MLS248115 $64,8003525 CEMETERY RD. Located in an area of newer homes, this is a very nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home with good rental history. Current tenant has leased for over 2 years. The garage is tiled and could be considered a bonus room or an extra bedroom if a closet is added. LIST & SELL WITH DENYELLE MLS#248828 $77,9001529 CARIBBEAN RD. Great home in desirable Sebring Falls. This doublewide has 2br/2ba w/carport, enclosed porch and a shed. Spacious rooms laminate wood flooring in kitchen & dining area and comes fully furnished. There is little extra land in the back yard. This park has clubhouse, pool and shuffleboard. Good community. MLS#248497 $219,900 1750 WASHINGTON BLVD. NWLocated on beautiful Lake August this home is cute, cute, cute!! Two spacious bedrooms and 2 baths, this home boast a kitchen, family room & bonus room w/views of the lake. Two back porches, one enclosed and one is open! PUT THE RE/MAX AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed Transactions PUT THE RE/MAX AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed Transactions GOLF HAMMOCK4519 PITCHING WEDGE WAYPool Home 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage plus golf cart garage. Sunroom, open Â” oor plan with high ceilings. Spacious kitchen and bedrooms. New roof, AC, and pool marsite.$219,000 248119 M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com email@example.comOne more reason to BUY or SELL with The Cool Team. WE PUT OUR BUYERÂS & SELLERÂS BEST INTEREST FIRST!SUN ÂN LAKE5447 COLUMBUS BLVD.Wonderful curb appeal. Move in ready. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. Family Room. High ceilings, crown molding. Laminate wood Â” ooring. Furniture package available!$169,500 247779 FANTASTIC FLOOR PLAN6606 SUN ÂN LAKE BLVD.WOW You donÂt get lake views like this home everywhere in Sun Ân Lake. On Lake Jill. Move-in ready. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage. Open Floor plan. Built in 2015 with all the bells & whistles. Close to golf.$265,000 248065 POOL LAKEFRONTTHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 50 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR! I need SOME MORE LISTING!Call me if it is time to move... We still have buyers ready! Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 TheCoolTeam.com LAKE JACKSON POOL HOME2871 LAKEVIEW DR.Premier location on Lake Jackson. 4BD/3BA, 2 CAR & double carport. Beautiful kitchen w/cherry wood cabinets & granite. Open Â” oor plan. Lake views from all rooms. Stunning sunsets!$559,000 243492 M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com firstname.lastname@example.orgHighlander REALTOR OF THE YEAR! When Ready to BUY or SELL CALL Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!2227SUNRISE DR.The Cool Team SELLS another Sun Ân Lake home! If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!!$260,000 LARGE CORNER LOT2741 QUEENSWOOD DR.2BD/3BA, 2 CAR. Large kitchen with white cabinetry. Close to YMCA & Sebring Muni Golf Course. Family room w/brick Â“ replace. Large screened porch. Need cosmetic updating.$134,900 248941 REDUCED NEW LISTINGTHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 63 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR! I need SOME MORE LISTINGS!Call me if it is time to move... We still have BUYERS ready! Maureen Cool 863 873-7243 TheCoolTeam.com SOLD! MLS#248059 3116 WHITE OAK RD, LORIDA Adorable 3br/2ba, complete eat-in kitchen w/knotty pine cabinets. Huge screened porch. Across from canal to Lake Istokpoga. $93,500 MLS#247753 2824 ROGER ST, SEBRING 2BR/2BA doublewide w/wood laminate throughout. Large master. New shower in 2nd bath. Patio on side with workshop/ laundry. $69,900 MLS#245900 1509 VILLAWAY, W, SEBRING Move in Ready! Just bring your golf clubs! Villa is furnished & comes w/everything you need! Nicely decorate 2BR/2BA screened lanai w/windows. No more maintenance to do here, it is all done for you. HOA is $200 per month & covers exterior insurance & maintenance, lawn care, basic cable & use of 2 sparkling pools. $79,900 S D, CDPE863-381-8841www.suedean.comsuedean@Remax.net VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#248852 1125 DUANE PALMER BLVD., SEBRING Immaculate 3BD/2BA, 2.5 GAR Large master w/walk-in closet. White kitchen w/smooth surface, white plantation shutters throughout. French doors leading to backyard. Grand entrance w/columns lead into formal LR w/built-ins & shelving. A must see! $218,000 PLACID LAKES JUST LISTED KEVIN & TERESA BOCK863-381-9063Teresa@TeresaBock.com www.teresabock.com$399,000 MLS#2482223705 CREEKSIDE DR.Beautiful home in The Country Club of Sebring! Built in 2000, this home offers 4 BdrmÂs, 3 Baths, rear porch, tile roof, wood, tile & laminate flooring, gorgeous kitchen w/ wood cabinets, granite tops,center island, bar sink & wine cooler. Huge master suite w/ sitting area & gorgeous master bath. Large living room w/ firpleace & family room is open to the kitchen. This one you must see! GREAT BUY!2900 LOST BALL DR.LOCATION W/ GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE! This 4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath home offers over 2800 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space & over 3600 total under roof! Plenty of space for all. Must see to appreciate this 1 owner home. New Roof 2018! Sure canÂt build a new home for what you can buy this one for!$264,900 MUST SEE! MLS#24701520 VICTORY WAYAffordable watrefront home overlooking Lake Saddlebags. This home offers 4 BdrmÂs, 3.5 Baths, larg garage & plenty of room for extra parking. Great floor plan with open concept. Beautiful view of th lake from most rooms. Well insulated & has thermopane windows. Nice gazebo for relaxing by the lake. MLS#247703 INVENTORY IS SELLING FAST! TO BUY OR SELL CALL KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063 SUPER NICE!$274,900 PRICE REDUCED! VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com email@example.com MLS#248667 LAKE REDWATER Immaculate FULLY furnished turn key manufactured home on almost an acre. A FishermanÂs Dream! This home is 4 BR W/new flooring & roof in 2017. It has a large kitchen w/formal dining room PLUS a 19x29 Family room overlooking the lake complete w/bar area & mini frig. Oversized master bedroom and bath. Master has a deep garden tub and separate shower. Exterior has metal carport, large shed & dock area. Boat launch located right up the street. Property is pie shaped with 252 Feet on the lake.$170,000 MLS#248833 SPRING LAKE 3 BEDROOM Great 3 BR home on quiet street. Fronts on a small canal stocked w/fish &open land. Open floor plan w/tiled floors & cathedral ceilings. Kitchen has a breakfast bar and overlooks the formal dining area. Other items are: split floor plan, plant shelves, carpet in bedrooms, large in-house utility room, 2 CAG w/ golf cart entrance, beautiful mature Oak trees, large master bedroom w/large walk-in closet.$180,000FOR LEASE MEDICAL HILL RD: Large medical/ professional space for lease with 4 suites ranging in various sizes. Great location close to Highlands Regional Hospital and US 27. Call for more details.FOR SALE OR LEASE LIBERTY STAR PLAZA: : COMPETITIVE OWNER FINANCING OPTIONS-US 27 commercial building complex with 2 buildings and AN upstairs 2,500 square foot Residential loft like unit. Building (A) is 12,000 square feet with 1,200Â unfinished storage and building (B) is 6,000 Both available for lease. Liberty Star Plaza was built in 2007. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION NOW ONLY $1,995,000 MLS:243571 MLS#248277 2.5 +/ACRES ON US 27Cleared and ready! 2.5+/Acres with 370 feet of U.S. Highway 27 frontage. Property is adjacent to Raceway Station with great access from the highway from both directions. This purchase includes additional adjacent parcel and zoned B3. Income producing billboard located on property, leased for $800 per year. FDOT access done but not finalized.$325,000 $129,900 MLS#24877333043 GRAND PRIX DR.This is a great starter home or retirement home with 3 BR/2 BA. Nice split floor plan. 2 car garage and enclosed back porch with window unit for AC. Fenced backyard and close to everything.$292,500 EACH WATERFRONT MLS#248366 & 2483671106 & 1108 LAKE JUNE RD.Looking for water frontage on Lake June? Buy 1 or Both! These town homes both offer 3 BdrmÂs, 3 Baths on each side & are beautifully decorated! Tile flooring throughout on the lower level & carpeting in all Upgrade appliances, lighting & fans, granite counter tops throughout & so much more! Boat slips included too! Both are being sold FURNISHED! Call to see today!
Sunday, August 19, 2018 SPORTS www.yoursun.com www.Facebook.com/SuncoastSports Â€ @SunCoastSportsINDEX | Lottery 2 | NFL 2 | Golf 2 | Pro Baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Auto Racing 6 | Colleges 6 adno=50539778 1700 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 941-626-0434 TODAY ONLY Sunday 8/19/18 Port Charlotte Store OnlyH DS DN H D!!!Gloves3/$18.00Grip Special.99 centsNewCallaway Iron Sets$349.99 Precept Power Drive 15 Ball Pack$11.99 eaLimit 32 Year Waterproof Spikeless Footjoy Shoes $44.99$24.99Hot Z Cart Bags $49.99 $49.99Hot Z Stand BagsHaggar Shorts$10.00 pairLadies Apparel$15.00 ea2/$25USEDGolf Equip50% O 3 Wheel Carts $69.99PUT DOWN THE BACON PUT ON YOUR PANTS THESE DEALS ARE GONE WHEN GONECLEARANCEShoesincludes grip and installationBy DAVE CAMPBELLAssociated PressMINNEAPOLIS Â„ Minnesota and Jacksonville had the top two defenses in the NFL last season, a major reason why the Vikings and Jaguars reached their respective conference championship games. Two joint practices and one exhibition game produced yet more evidence of the exceptional skill and sound scheme each team has on that side of the ball. Yannick Ngakoue had an 11-yard sack that helped Jacksonville hold Kirk Cousins and MinnesotaÂs starting offense to three completions and three points, before the Jaguars reserves rallied for a 14-10 victory over the Vikings on Saturday. ÂThe defense got after them pretty good, and their defense got after us pretty good,ÂŽ Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. ÂThatÂs kind of how it looked all week.ÂŽ Cousins was crisp in his only series last week but the Vikings went three-and-out on two of their four possessions with their new quarterback. Latavius MurrayÂs second fumble, stripped by Malik Jackson and recovered by Calais Campbell, stopped another drive. Cousins finished just 3 for 8 for 12 yards. ÂFrankly, I think thatÂs what we need and maybe want at this time of year,ÂŽ Cousins said. ÂNobody feeling comfortable.ÂŽ About all the everdemanding Zimmer was pleased with was that the Vikings didnÂt actually win. ÂIt kind of looked like we didnÂt practice this week, to be honest with you,ÂŽ he said. MinnesotaÂs defense was closer to midseason form, with an interception by Harrison Smith of Blake Bortles and another sure pick by Mackensie Alexander that was bobbled and dropped. Bortles played the entire first half and went 12 for 20 for 159 yards, producing a touchdown run by NFLJaguars defeat Vikings 14-10AP PHOTO/BRUCE KLUCKHOHNJacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive back Xavier Rhodes, right, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Minneapolis. Associated PressCLEVELAND Â„ Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the BillsÂ quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a free agent for a chance to start after four years as a backup in Cincinnati, completed just 3 of 6 for 12 yards during four series. The 27-year-old didnÂt show any obvious signs of being hurt Â„ he was hit hard from behind by Myles Garrett and sacked by Larry Ogunjobi Â„ and the Bills didnÂt disclose his injury until the fourth quarter. McCarron is competing with Nathan Peterman and rookie Josh Allen for BuffaloÂs starting job. Allen, the No. 7 overall pick, out-performed McCarron and Peterman rallied the Bills (2-0) with a late touchdown pass to tight end Nick OÂLeary. Rookie Nick Chubb and Carlos Hyde had touchdown runs for the Browns (1-1).NFL: PRESEASON ROUNDUPMcCarron hurt in Bills win over BrownsBy JOEDY McCREARYAssociated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Â„ Brandt Snedeker held a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Wyndham Championship when the third round was suspended because of severe weather. Snedeker was 16 under for the tournament with 11 holes left in the round at the final event of the PGA TourÂs regular season. Brian Gay was 13 under through 12 holes, and Trey Mullinax, Keith Mitchell, C.T. Pan and D.A. Points were another stroke back at varying stages of their rounds. Thirty players were still on the course when play was halted during the mid-afternoon with thunder booming and a threat of lightning. After a 3-hour, 23-minute delay, organizers chose to hold things up overnight and resume the round at 8 a.m. Sunday. When things resume, Snedeker Â„ who opened with a 59 to become the first tour player this year and just the 10th ever to break 60 Â„ will look to keep himself in position GOLFSnedeker leads Wyndham with play held up due to weather By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. Â„ Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on the 0.533mile bullring he once dominated. But that was before younger brother Kyle Busch learned his way around the place, and Kyle Busch has been the master of the Tennessee track. Kyle Busch, winner of seven career Cup races at Bristol, chose the song ÂAll I Do Is WinÂŽ by D.J. Khaled to play as he was introduced before the race. The crowd responded with a thunderous boo, and Kyle BuschÂs eventful evening was off to a roaring start. Kyle Busch triggered a 15-car accident just two laps into the race. He fell two laps off the pace, came back to race Martin Truex Jr. for second, and moved Truex out the way late in the race. A frustrated Truex kicked his car in anger. As Kyle Busch was AUTO RACINGKurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at BristolBy KEN POWTAKAssociated PressBOSTON Â„ David Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday night for their 17th victory in 20 games. Mitch Moreland added an RBI double during BostonÂs four-run first inning. The Red Sox, who own the majorsÂ best record, improved to a season-high 52 games over .500 and maintained their 10 -game lead over the second-place New York Yankees in the AL East. C.J. Cron hit a tworun homer for the Rays. Tampa Bay fell to 4-11 against Boston this season. Price (13-6) gave up BASEBALLPrice goes 7, Martinez hits 38th HR; Red Sox beat RaysAP PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYERTampa Bay RaysÂ Tyler Glasnow pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. SEE VIKINGS, A3 SEE RAYS, A3 SEE NASCAR, A3 SEE NFL, A3 SEE GOLF, A3BIG LEAGUE DREAMSA number of Major League Baseball Players have taken part in the Little League World Series. Page 2
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BEACH VOLLEYBALL 4:30 p.m. NBC Â„ AVP Pro Tour, Manhattan Beach Open, semiÂ“ nals & Â“ nals, at Manhattan Beach, Calif. DRAG RACING Noon FS1 Â„ NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, qualifying, at Brainerd, Minn. (taped) 2 p.m. FS1 Â„ NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, Â“ nals, at Brainerd, Minn. GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF Â„ European PGA Tour, Nordea Masters, Â“ nal round, at Gothenburg, Sweden 1 p.m. GOLF Â„ PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, Â“ nal round, at Greensboro, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS Â„ PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, Â“ nal round, at Greensboro, N.C. GOLF Â„ Champions Tour, DickÂs Sporting Goods Open, Â“ nal round, at Endicott, N.Y. 4:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, championship match, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 5 p.m. GOLF Â„ LPGA Tour, Indy Women in Tech Championship, Â“ nal round, at Indianapolis 7 p.m. GOLF Â„ Web.com Tour, WinCo Foods Portland Open, Â“ nal round, at North Plains, Ore. GYMNASTICS 8 p.m. NBC Â„ U.S. Championships, womenÂs competition, at Boston HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Â„ Saratoga Live, Summer Colony Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS Â„ Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. ESPN Â„ N.Y. Mets vs. Philadelphia, at Williamsport, Pa. SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Manchester City vs. HuddersÂ“ eld Town 11 a.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United 11:55 a.m. ESPNEWS Â„ Serie A, Torino vs. AS Roma 7:30 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, New England at D.C. United SURFING 3 p.m. FOX Â„ Red Bull Signature Series, Volcom Pipe Tour, at Oahu. Hawaii (taped) TENNIS 2 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ WTA World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, womenÂs Â“ nal, at Cincinnati 4 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, menÂs Â“ nal, at Cincinnati WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Â„ Washington at MinnesotaSPORTS ON TV By MICHAEL MAROTAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS Â„ Lizette Salas waited patiently for Sung Hyun Park to make a rare mistake Saturday. When the South Korean mishit her approach shot into the water on the par-4 16th, Salas capitalized quickly. She rolled in her birdie putt then watched Park make double bogey Â„ a three-shot swing that gave Salas the lead and the momentum heading into the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas closed out her 8-under 64 with a birdie on No. 18 to reach 21 under Â„ two shots ahead of Park and Amy Yang. ÂI have been strikin g the ball really well, and I just had to stay patient,ÂŽ Salas said. ÂAnd yeah, putts dropped for sure. I just really felt comfortable.ÂŽ If she keeps it up one more day, Salas could be celebrating her first tour win since the 2014 Kingsmill Championship and her second overall. With five of the next six players on the leader board ranked in the worldÂs top 30, Salas knows it wonÂt be easy. The changing weather conditions weather may not help, either. If the forecast for mostly sunny conditions Sunday holds, the soft greens that have kept scores at near record-lows through the first three rounds could suddenly become quicker and less for g ivin g But the 29-year-old Californian seems to have the perfect touch for this course, which weaves around and inside the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She shot three sub-par rounds and finished tied for fifth last year here. This year, she has three more sub-par rounds including a course record-tying 62 on Thursday and has been atop the leader board each of the first three days. ÂI have been so confident the whole year,ÂŽ Salas said. ÂI have a different mentality, IÂm a different player. So IÂm just going to go out and play as if IÂm behind.ÂŽ SalasÂ toughest challenge still could from Park, who s p ent most of Saturday flirting with a 54-hole scoring record. She birdied the last four holes on the front side and made back-toback birdies on Nos. 13 and 14 to reach 21 under with a chance to become the sixth LPGA player to ever finish three rounds at 23 under. The miscue at No. 16 changed everything. She never really recovered after dropping two shots, settling for par on the final two holes for a 66 after shooting 68 and 63 the first two days. Yang finished with a 65 after going 68 and 64. ÂI was a little weary with right-to-left wind,ÂŽ Park said. ÂI think a little bit of weariness got to me, but overall, itÂs OK.ÂŽGOLFSalas takes advantage of ParkÂs mistake to grab LPGA leadAP PHOTO/DARRON CUMMINGSLizette Salas reacts after making a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, Indianapolis. Staff reportsA big first inning for Charlotte helped establish an early cushion, but Palm Beach was resolute and kept battling back Saturday evening at the Charlotte Sports Park. The Stone Crabs won a hard fought contest 8-7 in 10 innings. The game was delayed by rain, but it didnÂt deter the Stone Crabs from playing heads up baseball. Rene Pinto got the Stone Crabs on the board, with a sacrifice fly to center field, plating Vidal Brujan. Cardinal pitching would once again have problems with their control, allowing the Stone Crabs to take advantage of the opportunities, with Miles Mastrobuoni scoring on a wild pitch. Tristan Gray would walk, one of three bases on balls he would draw in the game, on a wild pitch, this time allowing Jake Fraley to score. Jermaine Palacios would add to the scoring, delivering an RBI single, plating Gray. The Stone Crabs would come back with a 3-run 4th inning, with Brujan doubling to center, driving in Palacios. Rene Pinto would reach on a throwing error, allowing Eleardo Cabrera to score. FraleyÂs sacrifice fly to right field would cap the inningÂs scoring. However, a 7-4 lead was hardly secure, and the Cardinals began chipping away, tying the game in the 9th inning. Charlotte would have to go an extra frame to earn the win, with CabreraÂs infield single plating Gray with the winning run. Brujan and Palacios had two hits each for the Stone Crabs, who also stole three bases Saturday night, with Brujan, Mastrobuoni and Fraley successfully adding to their theft totals. Former USF Bull Brandon Lawson started for the Stone Crabs, in a game that saw Charlotte use five relievers, with fireman Trevor Charpie pitching a scoreless 10th inning to earn the win, raising his record to 3-1.BASEBALLStone Crabs defeat Cardinals in 10By SCHUYLER DIXONAP Pro Football WriterARLINGTON, Texas Â„ Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had another efficient preseason showing. Andy Dalton bogged down a bit with his Cincinnati Bengals. Prescott led a pair of scoring drives in three possessions, capped with a scrambling 6-yard scoring pass to Terrance Williams before the Bengals rallied after halftime for a 21-13 exhibition victory Saturday night. The Bengals had just one first down in four Dalton-led possessions a week after he threw for two touchdowns with an offense that was revamped after finishing last in the NFL. The lone first down was on DaltonÂs 13-yard scramble after the Bengals (2-0) started with a pair of three-and-outs. A week after throwing a 30-yard touchdown to rookie Michael Gallup on his only drive of the preseason opener in San Francisco, Prescott was 10 of 15 for 86 yards. The TD drive for a 10-0 lead was kept alive by an 8-yard slant to Gallup, who reached out for a nice catch inside the Cincinnati 10. The concern for the Cowboys (0-2) was the status of four-time Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin, who left early on what would have been his last drive with a knee injury. There was no immediate update on the severity of the injury, which happened when Martin bent down to block cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick in the open field on a run by Rod Smith. DaltonÂs final possession ended when Dallas defensive end Taco Charlton forced a fumble on a short completion to Tyler Boyd, with cornerback Byron Jones getting the recovery. Dalton was 5 of 7 for 41 yards. The Cowboys forced two turnovers after getting three against the 49ers. The highlight was Chidobe AwuzieÂs leaping interception which he tipped to himself along the sideline late in the first half. CincinnatiÂs first points came on backup kicker Jonathan BrownÂs 55-yard field goal in the third quarter.FOOTBALL: COWBOYS 21, BENGALS 13Bengals top Cowboys behind Prescot t AP PHOTO/MICHAEL AINSWORTHDallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and wide receiver Terrance Williams (83) celebrate after they connected on a pass for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. By TOMMY BUTLERAssociated PressSOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Â„ Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream Â„ making the majors. Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in Williamsport on Sunday night: Scott Kingery, Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto. To mark whatÂs being called the MLB Little League Classic, here are some of the notable players who have made the jump from the LLWS to the majors. KINGERY: Twelve years ago, Kingery played for the Ahwatukee AllStars from Phoenix. Now the rookie Philadelphia shortstop is the most recent LLWS player to get to the majors. ÂItÂs going to be cool to go back there and bring back some memories,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs going to be a good chance to talk to the kids there now, because I know what theyÂre going through, and I know what they feel like. TheyÂre probably a little nervous and excited, too, so itÂll be good to go watch a game, hang out with some Little Leaguers and play a big game.ÂŽ What was it like for him in South Williamsport? ÂThe (memory) that sticks out is the first time we got off the bus and I stood on top of the hill and saw the fields we were going to be playing on,ÂŽ Kingery said. ÂWhen I get there, itÂs probably going to hit me that that was me in 2006. ItÂs pretty crazy.ÂŽ FRAZIER: The Mets third baseman has drawn a lot of attention for his Little League connection. In the 1998 Little League World Series, Frazier led Toms River, New Jersey, with his bat and his arm Â„ he was a pitcher then Â„ and his team beat Japan for the championship. In the big leagues, Frazier helped bring the New York Yankees to the ALCS in 2017. CONFORTO: The young outfielder played for the Redmond, Washington, team in 2004. His team did not make it out of pool play. Still, Conforto is one of only three players to participate in the Little League World Series, College World Series (with Oregon State) and MLB World Series. Making the majors in 2015 with the Mets, the year they lost to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, Conforto was named an All-Star in 2017. BOOG POWELL: The longtime Orioles star appeared in the 1954 Little League World Series, playing for the Orange Little League team out of Lakeland, Florida. His club lost to eventual champions New York 16-0 in their first game. Powell spent 16 years in the majors, winning two World Series titles with Baltimore. He was named an All-Star four times and won the 1970 AL MVP. BASEBALLBig leap up: from Williamsport to majors
The Sun / Sunday, August 19, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3AP PHOTO/WADE PAYN E Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Larson (42) lead the field on a restart during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 18, 201 8, in Bristol, Tenn. two runs on five hits, striking out eight, walking two and hitting a batter. He is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his five starts since the All-Star break. Tyler Glasnow (0-1), making his fourth start since being acquired from Pittsburgh at the non-wavier trading deadline, gave up five runs, four earned, and three hits. He walked three and struck out four in 6 Â‡ innings. Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his 37th save. The Red Sox took advantage of GlasnowÂs wildness to jump ahead 4-0 in the first. MorelandÂs RBI double made it 1-0 before Martinez and Xander Bogaerts walked to load the bases. The righty then walked Ian Kinsler, forcing in a run. First baseman Jake Bauers then fired Brock HoltÂs grounder into left field attempting a force at second and two runs scored, making it 4-0. In the third, Martinez homered into BostonÂs bullpen. CronÂs homer cleared the Green Monster and left Fenway Park completely in the sixth.HEADS UPTampa BayÂs Carlos Gomez advanced to third when it was left uncovered on a popup that was caught between first and the plate in the first inning.NOT HEADS UPWith Kinsler on second and Holt on first in the first, Kinsler got caught trying to steal third too quickly when Glasnow stepped off and got him in a rundown. Holt was unsure where to go, standing between first and second before he was tagged out in a rundown for an inning-ending double play. Three innings later, Tampa BayÂs Tommy Pham was doubled off second on a fly ball to the left-field warning track.FRIENDLY FENWAYThe Red Sox improved their home record to a majorsÂ best 44-15.TRAINERÂS ROOMRays: C Jesus Sucre missed his fourth straight game with a sore right wrist. Red Sox: Ace lefty Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day disabled list for the second time in nearly three weeks with mild inflammation in his left shoulder. ÂItÂs definitely less than it was last time,ÂŽ Sale said. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (DL since July 15, sprained right ankle) is scheduled to make a rehab start on Monday.RAYSFrom Page 1Leonard Fournette on one of his seven series, the last of three possessions the Vikings starters were still in the game. The Vikings, who led the league with the fewest yards and points allowed in 2017 while the Jaguars finished second, gave Bortles trouble during drills in practices on Wednesday and Thursday at MinnesotaÂs suburban facility. ÂWeÂve still got some things to fix,ÂŽ Bortles said. The Vikings had six sacks two by Ifeadi Odenigbo. Mike Boone, in a stiff competition for the No. 3 running back spot, had 13 carries for 91 yards and a score T.J. Yeldon helped his cause to be FournetteÂs backup with five catches for 73 yards and 10 carries for 39 yards. With a 57-yard punt return by Rashad Greene to set up the touchdown just after the two-minute warning, Jacksonville took a late lead on a short run by Brandon Wilds. FLAGS FLYThe Jaguars were called for 13 penalties for a whopping 140 yards, including 10 infractions in the first half. Ngakoue celebrated his sack with an incendiary hip-thrusting dance, taking one of the 15-yarders. ÂPenalties cost you games,ÂŽ Ngakoue said. ÂWe still were lucky enough to win today, but weÂve got to clean it up.ÂŽ Cornerback A.J. Bouye was singled out for the NFLÂs new targeting rule, for lowering his helmet on a tackle attempt. ÂBoth of our heads were lowered,ÂŽ Bouye said. ÂI think they should offset, but IÂve just got to learn from it.ÂŽ Vikings linebacker Antwione Williams was also flagged for unnecessary roughness, negating a sack of Cody Kessler for driving him into the turf, another point of emphasis this year for officials on the field. Zimmer initially argued, but said afterward he thought the call was correct.ON THE LINELeft tackle Riley Reiff was the only starter from last year suited up on MinnesotaÂs offensive line, with guards Nick Easton (neck) and Joe Berger (retirement) gone. The new right side, Mike Remmers and Rashod Hill, was held out with ankle injuries. Center Pat Elflein is still recovering from offseason shoulder and ankle surgeries. The Vikings failed to move the chains on all 12 of their third-down attempts.SPARANO TRIBUTEThe wife (Jeanette), daughter (Ryan) and son (Tony Jr.) of former Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who died suddenly last month of heart disease, were honored before the game. The entire Vikings offensive line joined the family at midfield for the coin flip. Tony Sparano Jr. is the assistant offensive line coach for the Jaguars SparanoÂs other son, Andy, was unable to attend. Berger blew the ceremonial Gjallarhorn kickoff.NATIONAL ANTHEMLast week four Jaguars players remained in the locker room during ÂThe Star-Spangled Banner,ÂŽ cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith and running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon. Ramsey was not at this game, left at home like Dante Fowler for disciplinary reasons related to the fight at practice last week between Fowler and Ngakoue Fournette and Yeldon were spotted on the sideline during the anthem, though Smith was not.INJURY REPORTJaguars: Left guard Andrew Norwell, the teamÂs premier free agent addition, was held out for the second straight game because of a calf injury, as was rookie defensive end Taven Bryan (abdomen). Center Brandon Linder (knee), strong safety Don Carey (hamstring) and left guard Chris Reed (knee) were injured during the game. Reed started for Norwell. Vikings: Alexander, whoÂs competing with rookie Mike Hughes to play the slot position in the nickel package, hurt his ankle on his dropped interception. VIKINGSFrom Page 1PANTHERS 27, DOLPHINS 20CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Â„ Christian McCaffrey had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run and Carolina defeated Miami. McCaffrey had 92 yards rushing on five carries and caught four passes for 28 yards for Carolina (2-0). Cam Newton overcame an early interception and two sacks by Robert Quinn to finish 9 of 12 for 89 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to speedy rookie tight end Ian Thomas to give Carolina a 13-9 lead before exiting near the end of the first half. Ryan Tannehill was an effective 14 of 17 for 100 yards despite playing without wide receivers DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, but Miami (0-2) struggled to finish drives and settled for three field goals in the first half. Kenyan Drake had 54 yards rushing on eight carries.CHIEFS 28, FALCONS 14ATLANTA (AP) Â„ After a dismal showing in the first preseason game, Matt Ryan and Atlanta found their offensive rhythm. R y an g uided the Falcons right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, hooking up with Austin Hooper on a 4-yard scoring pass and led another impressive drive before calling it a night in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Ryan finished 5 of 7 for 90 yards, looking very much like the quarterback who won the MVP during the 2016 season even though two of his top weapons, receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman, were held out for the second week in a row. It was certainly an encouraging contrast to the preseason opener, when the Falcons (0-2) were blanked 17-0 by the New York Jets and Ryan played only one brief series. Kansas CityÂs new starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, had an up-and-down game. The second-year player was intercepted on a deep throw by Falcons safety Damontae Kazee, who drifted over from the middle of the field to pick a ball intended for Sammy Watkins. Mahomes caught a break when another illadvised throw into the end zone was dropped by Falcons cornerback Blidi Wren-Wilson, allowing the Chiefs to salvage a field goal. But, with just 17 seconds left in the first half, Mahomes made the most of his final p ass. Three Atlanta defensive backs inexplicably allowed Tyreek Hill to get behind them, and Mahomes delivered the pass in stride for a 69-yard touchdown. Mahomes was 8 of 12 for 138 yards.GIANTS 30, LIONS 17 DETROIT (AP) Â„ Davis Webb took advantage of his opportunity to play for Eli Manning, throwing a go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter to help New York beat Detroit. Webb was 14 of 20 for 140 yards with an 8-yard TD pass to Wayne Gallman Jr., who scored for a second time later in the game. Webb showed poise in the pocket and touch down the field, connecting on a perfectly lofted 40-yard pass to Russell Shepard to set up Aldrick RosasÂ 55-yard field goal in the second quarter. Webb, a 2017 thirdround pick, bounced back from a poor performance last week. He was 9 of 22 for 70 yards, sailing passes over open receivers in the preseason opener against Cleveland to raise some concerns about whether heÂs ready to be the teamÂs No. 2 quarterback. The Lions started Matthew Stafford after sitting him in last weekÂs game at Oakland and he had a shaky game behind a p orous offensive line. Stafford was 2 of 5 for 51 yards and was sacked twice and hit once as he threw. Jake Rudock replaced Stafford in the second quarter and finished 23 of 30 for 171 yards with a TD. Rudock came back in the fourth, reliving veteran Matt Cassel, who threw an interception.CARDINALS 20, SAINTS 15NEW ORLEANS (AP) Â„ Free-agent acquisition Sam Bradford and 10th overall draft choice Josh Rosen combined to provide a promising outlook for ArizonaÂs quarterback situation. After Bradford completed all six of his passes for 61 yards, Rosen went 10 of 16 for 107 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown to rookie Christian Kirk in a preseason victory over New Orleans. David Johnson bowled his way into the end zone for a 9-yard touchdown to give the Cardinals the gameÂs opening score, capping a six-play, 61-yard drive led by Bradford. Kirk finished with four receptions for 49 yards, and Chad Williams caught three passes for 44 yards for Arizona. Saints quarterback Drew Brees sat out the entire game, as he also did when the Saints won their preseason opener in Jacksonville last week. NFLFrom Page 1 tending to his wounded race car, older brother Kurt battled StewartHaas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead. Kurt Busch was relentless on the restart and got his Ford to the front, then Kyle Busch spun to bring out a ninth caution. Kurt Busch had a good restart but Kyle Larson, on fresher tires, was desperately trying to catch him for the win. Kurt Busch held him off and Larson, winner of the Xfinity Series race on Friday night, finished second in his bid for the Bristol sweep. Kyle Busch wound up 20th. UP NEXT: The Cup Series is off next weekend and races again Sept. 2 in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Denny Hamlin won last yearÂs race. NASCARFrom Page 1position to contend for his ninth victory on tour and his first since the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open. The 2012 FedEx Cup champion won the tournament in 2007, the year before it moved across town to par-70 Sedgefield Country Club. SnedekerÂs final 11 holes of the round could wind up being telling: In seven of the 10 previous years since the tournamentÂs move to this course, the third-round leader or co-leader has gone on to win. And every leader who finished the third round here at 16 under or better has wound up winning, including Henrik Stenson (16 under) last year and Si Woo Kim (18 under) in 2016. Snedeker started the day off strong, rolling in a 60-foot chip for birdie on the par-4 second hole, then pushed his lead to three strokes with a birdie on No. 5 that moved him to 16 under. But after he sank a short par putt on the seventh, thunder boomed and the horn sounded to stop play. Gay was 12 holes into a second consecutive strong round when the delay struck. After shooting a 63 in the second round, he had four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole. He placed his 200-yard second shot 10 feet from the flagstick and sank the putt.GOLFFrom Page 1 AP PHOTO/CHUCK BURTONBrandt Snedeker watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.
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Gardnerlf420011.243 S tantondh422101.285 Hickscf310121.251 Gregoriusss411301.268 A ndujar3b523300.300 T orres2b412001.262 Bird1b411201.210 W alkerrf301012.220 1-Robinsonpr-rf010000.129 Rominec100101.260 Higashiokac201000.182 T OTALS3411111149 T ORONTO000005001Â„6132 NEWYORK21311003XÂ„11112 a-groundedoutforGrandersoninthe7th. 1-ranforWalkerinthe8th. EÂ„Travis(7),Jansen(1),Gardner(2), W alker(3).LOBÂ„Toronto9,NewYork6. 2BÂ„Granderson(20),Pillar(31),Jansen (1),Andujar(36).HRÂ„Gregorius(22),off Reid-FoleyStanton(32),offReid-Foley Andujar(20),offReid-FoleyBird(10),off S antos.RBIsÂ„McKinney2(2),Smoak(60), Pillar(48),Jansen(3),Stanton(79),Hicks (58),Gregorius3(73),Andujar3(63),Bird 2(31),Romine(36).SBÂ„Gardner(11).SFÂ„ Gregorius,Romine. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Toronto 4(Travis,Hernandez2,Diaz)NewYork3 (Andujar,Walker2).RISPÂ„Toronto4for10 NewYork2for10. RunnersmovedupÂ„Bird2. T ORONTOIPHRERBBSONPERA R-Foley,L,0-24.17 863696 8.68 Petricka1.20 000219 4.64 Garcia.21000010 5.96 S antos.23 330123 7.20 T epera.20 001013 3.93 NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA S everino,W,16-656 2228100 3.28 Kahnle.22 321130 6.94 Holder.11 00004 3.28 Britton H 411000013 4.32 Betances,H,1910 001217 2.28 Cole13 110218 5.66 Severinopitchedto2battersinthe6th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Petricka1-0, Santos1-0,Tepera3-2,Kahnle1-1,Holder 3-3.HBPÂ„Santos(Stanton).WPÂ„Reid-Foley 2,Petricka. UmpiresÂ„Home,DaveRackleyFirst,Hunter WendelstedtSecond,JansenViscontiThird, LarryVanover. TÂ„3:29.AÂ„44,778(47,309).METS3,PHILLIES1NEWYORKABRHBIBBSOAVG. Rosarioss411000.242 McNeil2b412100.278 Flores1b401100.272 Confortolf400002.238 Frazier3b302000.233 Jacksoncf400004.287 Bautistarf400002.200 Mesoracoc411101.219 deGromp400003.115 TOTALS35373012 PHILADELPHIAABRHBIBBSOAVG Hernandez2b401001.260 Hoskinslf402002.257 Santana1b401001.217 W.Ramosc400001.304 Williamsrf411001.265 Franco3b302000.282 Herreracf300000.268 Kingeryss200001.225 b-Cabreraph-ss100000.269 Arrietap100000.135 a-Quinnph100001.275 Garciap000000--E.Ramosp000000--c-Bourph100001.227 Nerisp000000.000 TOTALS3217009 NEWYORK000100200Â„371 PHILADELPHIA000000100 Â„172 a-struckoutforArrietainthe6th.b-Â”ied outforKingeryinthe8th.c-struckoutfor E.Ramosinthe8th. EÂ„deGrom(1),Santana(9),Arrieta(4). LOBÂ„NewYork6,Philadelphia4.2BÂ„ Frazier(12),Hoskins(29),Franco(16).3BÂ„ McNeil(1).HRÂ„Mesoraco(10),offGarcia. RBIsÂ„McNeil(6),Flores(46),Mesoraco (29).SBÂ„McNeil(1),Hoskins(5). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„NewYork 5(Flores,Jackson,Bautista3)Philadelphia 3(Santana,Williams,Herrera).RISPÂ„New York1for7Philadelphia0for4. GIDPÂ„W.Ramos. DPÂ„NewYork2(Flores,Rosario,McNeil), (Rosario,McNeil,Flores). NEWYORKIPHRERBBSONPERA deGrom,W,8-797 1009108 1.71 PHILADELPHIAIPHRERBBSONPERA Arrieta,L,9-864 110696 3.25 Garcia13220223 3.97 E.Ramos10 000216 1.85 Neris10 000216 6.34 HBPÂ„Arrieta(Frazier).PBÂ„W.Ramos(7). UmpiresÂ„Home,GerryDavisFirst,Chris GuccioneSecond,MartyFosterThird, JeremieRehak. TÂ„2:31.AÂ„35,158(43,647).REDSOX5,RAYS2TAMPABAYABRHBIBBSOAVG. Gomezrf300001.215 Duffy3b401001.294 Bauers1b310011.216 Phamlf300013.244 Crondh412200.250 Wendle2b400000.292 Adamesss400002.240 Kiermaiercf401000.179 Perezc301002.292 TOTALS32252210 BOSTONABRHBIBBSOAVG. Bettsrf400001.346 Benintendilf412000.299 Moreland1b411101.257 Martinezdh221110.333 Bogaertsss210010.278 Kinsler2b200110.241 Holt3b300100.265 Leonc300002.209 BradleyJr.cf300001.220 TOTALS2754435 TAMPABAY000002000Â„251 BOSTON40100000X Â„541 EÂ„Bauers(4),Bogaerts(8).LOBÂ„Tampa Bay6,Boston1.2BÂ„Kiermaier(7), Benintendi(33),Moreland(20).HRÂ„Cron (23),offPriceMartinez(38),offGlasnow. RBIsÂ„Cron2(58),Moreland(63),Martinez (106),Kinsler(35),Holt(32).SBÂ„Moreland (2),Martinez(5).CSÂ„Kinsler(5). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„TampaBay 3(Duffy2,Cron).RISPÂ„TampaBay0for8 Boston1for2. RunnersmovedupÂ„Bauers.FIDPÂ„Wendle. DPÂ„Boston1(Benintendi,Kinsler). TAMPABAYIPHRERBBSONPERA Glasnow,L,.16.23 543494 4.10 Kolarek1.11 000116 5.19 BOSTONIPHRERBBSONPERA Price,W,13-675 2228103 3.69 Brasier,H,510 00019 1.00 Kimbrel,S,37-4110 000111 2.47 HBPÂ„Price(Gomez). UmpiresÂ„Home,MarkWegnerFirst,John TumpaneSecond,JimReynoldsThird,Chad Whitson. TÂ„2:28.AÂ„36,654(37,731).PIRATES3,CUBS1CHICAGOABRHBIBBSOAVG. Zobristrf-2b412100.309 Heywardcf-rf401000.280 Bote3b400001.303 Rizzo1b400001.264 Baez2b-ss400002.287 Schwarberlf401003.244 Contrerasc401001.272 Chatwoodp100000.160 Rosariop0000001.000 a-LaStellaph101000.280 Chavezp000000.000 b-Happph-cf100000.242 Russellss300002.257 Kintzlerp000000--DeLaRosap000000.000 TOTALS34161010 PITTSBURGHABRHBIBBSOAVG. Dickersonlf303010.307 Martecf400001.276 Polancorf400001.238 Bell1b311011.265 Cervellic211020.256 Frazier2b412102.281 Vazquezp000000.000 Moran3b400101.267 Hechavarriass200100.264 Musgrovep201000.238 c-Luplowph100000.178 Crickp000000--Harrison2b000000.258 TOTALS2938346 CHICAGO001000000 Â„160 PITTSBURGH03000000X Â„382 a-singledforRosariointhe5th.b-reached onerrorforChavezinthe7th.c-grounded outforMusgroveinthe 7th. EÂ„Frazier(6),Musg rove (1).LOBÂ„Chicago 6,Pittsburgh7.2BÂ„Dickerson(26),Frazier (13).HRÂ„Zobrist(9),offMusg rove. RBIsÂ„Zobrist(47),Frazier(17),Moran(45), Hechavarria(28).SFÂ„Hechavarria. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Chicago3 (Zobrist,Rizzo,Baez)Pittsburgh3(Marte, Polanco,Moran).RISPÂ„Chicago0for5 Pittsburgh1for6. RunnersmovedupÂ„Bote2,Moran.GIDPÂ„ Baez,Marte2. DPÂ„Chicago2(Russell,Baez,Rizzo), (Russell,Baez,Rizzo)Pittsburgh1 (Hechavarria,Frazier,Bell). CHICAGOIPHRERBBSONPERA Chatwood,L,4-622 333037 5.22 Rosario21 000121 2.83 Chavez23000335 3.05 Kintzler11 000117 3.56 DeLaRosa11001118 4.28 PITTSBURGHIPHRERBBSONPERA Musgrove,W,5-775 110787 3.31 Crick,H,1211 000111 2.27 Vazquez,S,27-3110 000212 2.82 Chatwoodpitchedto1batterinthe3rd. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Rosario1-0. UmpiresÂ„Home,PaulNauertFirst,Chad FairchildSecond,ScottBarryThird,Carlos Torres. TÂ„2:40.AÂ„35,100(38,362).REDS7,GIANTS1SANFRANCISCOABRHBIBBSOAVG. McCutchenrf411000.257 Panik2b402000.245 Poseyc201020.288 Blachp000000.036 Belt1b300002.275 c-Slaterph-1b100001.269 Longoria3b401100.246 Crawfordss400001.269 Hansonlf402001.283 Duggarcf200001.257 a-Hernandezph-cf200000.251 Bumgarnerp200001.107 b-Penceph100000.223 Stricklandp000000--Hundleyc100000.253 TOTALS3417127 CINCINNATIABRHBIBBSOAVG. Hamiltoncf400000.233 Perazass422100.289 Gennett2b433000.313 Suarez3b301112.296 Ervinrf-lf301100.288 Barnhartc411002.247 Herreralf211111.188 Williamsrf101000.279 Dixon1b401201.178 Harveyp300000.073 Reedp000000.000 Lorenzenp100000.250 TOTALS33711626 SANFRANCISCO000000010 Â„171 CINCINNATI00032110XÂ„7111 a-Â”iedoutforDuggarinthe7th.b-grounded outforBumgarnerinthe7th.c-struckout forBeltinthe8th. EÂ„Duggar(2),Suarez(15).LOBÂ„San Francisco8,Cincinnati5.2BÂ„Peraza(26), Gennett(26),Barnhart(19),Dixon(3). HRÂ„Peraza(7),offBumgarnerHerrera(3), offBumgarner.RBIsÂ„Longoria(40),Peraza (40),Suarez(89),Ervin(18),Herrera(6), Dixon2(6).SBÂ„Ervin(3).SFÂ„Ervin. RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„San Francisco5(Belt,Longoria2,Crawford, Pence)Cincinnati4(Barnhart,Herrera, Harvey2).RISPÂ„SanFrancisco0for8 Cincinnati3for7. RunnersmovedupÂ„Hernandez.GIDPÂ„ Hundley,Lorenzen. DPÂ„SanFrancisco1(Crawford,Panik, Slater)Cincinnati1(Peraza,Gennett, Dixon). SANFRANCISCOIPHRERBBSONPERA Bmgrner,L,4-568 6526100 3.05 Strickland12 110014 3.03 Blach11 000084.34 CINCINNATIIPHRERBBSONPERA Harvey,W,6-76.14 001598 4.91 Reed.22111014 5.23 Lorenzen21000225 2.86 Reedpitchedto3battersinthe8th. Inheritedrunners-scoredÂ„Reed2-0, Lorenzen3-1. UmpiresÂ„Home,DanBellinoFirst,PhilCuzzi Second,TomHallionThird,RyanBlakney. TÂ„2:35.AÂ„23,878(42,319).CARDINALS7,BREWERS2MILWAUKEEABRHBIBBSOAVG. Yelichlf411101.309 Caincf301000.302 Moustakas3b400001.255 Aguilar1b401002.280 Shaw2b411101.246 Broxtonrf200000.186 a-Thamesph-rf200002.227 Kratzc400001.242 Arciass301002.207 Mileyp201000.267 Knebelp000000--c-Schoopph100001.234 Jenningsp000000.667 Burnesp000000--TOTALS33262011 ST.LOUISABRHBIBBSOAVG. Carpenter1b410000.269 Molinac410003.278 OÂNeillrf411101.306 Ozunalf221121.271 DeJongss412300.242 Gyorko3b310011.252 Badercf401202.285 Wong2b101000.240 Garcia2b200001.224 Mikolasp200001.133 b-Martinezph100000.308 Mayersp000000.000 Shrevep000000.000 d-Wisdomph100000.375 Poncedeleonp000000.000 TOTALS32767310 MILWAUKEE010000010 Â„261 ST.LOUIS01300201X Â„761 a-struckoutforBroxtoninthe6th.b-Â”ied outforMikolasinthe6th.c-struckoutfor Knebelinthe7th.d-groundedoutforShreve inthe8th. EÂ„Arcia(10),OÂNeill(2).LOBÂ„Milwaukee 5,St.Louis5.2BÂ„Cain(20),Arcia(8), DeJong(17).3BÂ„Bader(2).HRÂ„Shaw(24), offMikolasYelich(19),offShreveOzuna (15),offMiley.RBIsÂ„Yelich(61),Shaw(69), OÂNeill(10),Ozuna(67),DeJong3(40), Bader2(25).SBÂ„DeJong(1). RunnersleftinscoringpositionÂ„Milwaukee 3(Miley,Thames2)St.Louis3(Gyorko, Martinez,Wisdom).RISPÂ„Milwaukee1for 5St.Louis3for9. RunnersmovedupÂ„Gyorko. MILWAUKEEIPHRERBBSONPERA Miley,L,2-254 411791 2.18 Knebel11 211130 4.89 Jennings10 000115 3.10 Burnes11 111123 4.41 ST.LOUISIPHRERBBSONPERA Mikolas,W,13-365 110791 2.80 Mayers10000216 3.83 Shreve11110118 4.06 Poncedeleon10 000114 2.04 HBPÂ„Mikolas(Cain),Burnes(Garcia). PBÂ„Kratz(3). UmpiresÂ„Home,CoryBlaserFirst,Ramon DeJesusSecond,StuScheurwaterThird, GaryCederstrom. TÂ„2:54.AÂ„46,040(45,538).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICANLEAGUE BATTING: Betts,Boston, .346;Martinez,Boston, .333;Altuve,Houston,.329; Machado,LosAngeles,.315; Segura,Seattle,.314;Trout, LosAngeles,.309;MerriÂ“eld,KansasCity,.303; Smith,TampaBay,.301; Ramirez,Cleveland,.301; Simmons,LosAngeles,.301. RUNS: Lindor,Cleveland, 102;Betts,Boston,100; Martinez,Boston,92;Benintendi,Boston,87;Ramirez, Cleveland,85;Trout,Los Angeles,82;Stanton,New York,81;Bregman,Houston,78;Segura,Seattle,78; Rosario,Minnesota,77. RBI: Martinez,Boston, 106;Davis,Oakland,95; Ramirez,Cleveland,91; Encarnacion,Cleveland, 81;Stanton,NewYork,79; Haniger,Seattle,78;Cruz, Seattle,77;Abreu,Chicago, 76;Lindor,Cleveland,76; Lowrie,Oakland,76. HITS: Martinez,Boston,149; Segura,Seattle,148;Lindor, Cleveland,145;Rosario, Minnesota,142;Betts, Boston,141;MerriÂ“eld, KansasCity,140;Castellanos,Detroit,138;Stanton, NewYork,136;Altuve, Houston,134;Benintendi, Boston,134. HOMERUNS: Martinez, Boston,38;Ramirez,Cleveland,37;Davis,Oakland,34; Gallo,Texas,32;Stanton, NewYork,32;Cruz,Seattle, 30;Trout,LosAngeles,30; Lindor,Cleveland,29;Betts, Boston,27;2tiedat26. PITCHING: Severino,New York,16-6;Carrasco, Cleveland,15-6;Kluber, Cleveland,15-6;Porcello, Boston,15-5;Snell,Tampa Bay,14-5;Happ,NewYork, 13-6;Price,Boston,13-6;4 tiedat12. ERA: Sale,Boston,1.97; Snell,TampaBay,2.10; Bauer,Cleveland,2.22; Verlander,Houston,2.52; Kluber,Cleveland,2.68; Cole,Houston,2.71;Morton, Houston,2.85;Severino, NewYork,3.28;Carrasco, Cleveland,3.33;Clevinger, Cleveland,3.38. STRIKEOUTS: Cole,Houston,219;Sale,Boston, 219;Verlander,Houston, 217;Bauer,Cleveland, 214;Severino,NewYork, 181;Paxton,Seattle,176; Morton,Houston,175; Carrasco,Cleveland,161; Kluber,Cleveland,160;Berrios,Minnesota,157. NATIONALLEAGUE BATTING: Freeman,Atlanta, .320;Markakis,Atlanta, .319;Gennett,Cincinnati, .313;Yelich,Milwaukee, .310;Martinez,St.Louis, .308;Arenado,Colorado, .308;Dickerson,Pittsburgh, .307;Cain,Milwaukee, .302;Peralta,Arizona,.300; Rendon,Washington,.298. RUNS: Blackmon,Colorado,89;Albies,Atlanta, 84;Yelich,Milwaukee,83; Carpenter,St.Louis,82; Arenado,Colorado,80; Goldschmidt,Arizona,78; Harper,Washington,78; Hernandez,Philadelphia, 77;Freeman,Atlanta,76;2 tiedat74. RBI: Aguilar,Milwaukee, 89;Baez,Chicago,89; Suarez,Cincinnati,89; Arenado,Colorado,84; Story,Colorado,83;Harper, Washington,79;Markakis, Atlanta,78;Rizzo,Chicago, 78;Hoskins,Philadelphia, 77;Freeman,Atlanta,76. HITS: Markakis,Atlanta, 151;Freeman,Atlanta, 150;Gennett,Cincinnati, 141;Peraza,Cincinnati, 139;Albies,Atlanta,138; Story,Colorado,135; Arenado,Colorado,134; Castro,Miami,133;Turner, Washington,133;Yelich, Milwaukee,133. HOMERUNS: Carpenter,St.Louis,33; Arenado,Colorado,30; Harper,Washington,30; Aguilar,Milwaukee,29; Goldschmidt,Arizona,28; Muncy,LosAngeles,27; Suarez,Cincinnati,26;Baez, Chicago,25;Hoskins,Philadelphia,25;Story,Colorado, 25. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington,16-5;Nola, Philadelphia,14-3;Godley, Arizona,13-6;Lester, Chicago,13-5;Chacin, Milwaukee,12-4;Greinke, Arizona,12-8;Mikolas,St. Louis,12-3;Freeland,Colorado,11-7;6tiedat10. ERA: deGrom,NewYork, 1.71;Scherzer,Washington, 2.11;Nola,Philadelphia, 2.24;Mikolas,St.Louis, 2.86;Foltynewicz,Atlanta, 2.86;Freeland,Colorado, 2.96;Greinke,Arizona, 3.00;Corbin,Arizona,3.18; Arrieta,Philadelphia,3.25; Wood,LosAngeles,3.51. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington,234;deGrom, NewYork,204;Corbin, Arizona,190;Nola,Philadelphia,160;Greinke,Arizona, 158;Gray,Colorado,157; Pivetta,Philadelphia,153; Foltynewicz,Atlanta,152; Marquez,Colorado,146; Godley,Arizona,143.BOXSCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSAthletics7,Astros1: TrevorCahill pitchedone-hitballforsevenshutoutinningsandtheAthleticstied HoustonfortheALWestlead. Mets3,Phillies1: JacobdeGrom pitchedhisÂ“rstcompletegameof theseasonandloweredhismajor league-leadingERAto1.71. Yankees11,BlueJays6: Giancarlo StantonhitoneofNewYorkÂsfour homers,LuisSeverinostruckout eightwhilepitchingintothesixth inningandtheYankeesbeatToronto. Orioles4,Indians2: AlexCobb pitchedaÂ“ve-hitterforhisÂ“rst completegameinÂ“veyears,andthe BaltimoreOriolessnappedClevelandÂssix-gamewinstreak. RedSox5,Rays2: DavidPrice pitchedsevensolidinnings,J.D. Martinezhithismajorleague-leading 38thhomerafterBostonjumpedto aquickleadandtheRedSoxbeat theTampaBayRaysfortheir17th victoryin20games. Reds7,Giants1: MattHarveytook ano-hittryintothesixthinning, andJosePerazaandDilsonHerrera backedhimwithhomeruns. Pirates3,Cubs1: JoeMusgrove cruisedthroughseveninnings,and thePittsburghPiratessnappeda Â“ve-gamelosingstreak. Cardinals7,Brewers2: Marcell OzunahomeredandMilesMikolas tossedsixeffectiveinningstolead St.Louis. LATE MiamiatWashington ColoradoatAtlanta DetroitatMinnesota KansasCityatChicagoWhiteSox L.A.AngelsatTexas ArizonaatSanDiego L.A.DodgersatSeattleTODAYÂSPITCHINGCOMPARISONNATIONALLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA SanFranciscoSuarez(L)4-84.409-120-216.06.19 CincinnatiCastillo(R)1:10p6-105.0412-121-218.03.50 ChicagoQuintana(L)10-94.4614-91-217.15.71 PittsburghTaillon(R)1:35p9-93.6613-112-121.23.32 ColoradoMarquez(R)10-94.5113-111-120.02.70 AtlantaSanchez(R)1:35p6-33.0710-61-013.03.46 MiamiUrena(R)3-124.746-180-210.18.71 WashingtonGonzalez(L)1:35p7-94.1210-141-214.26.75 MilwaukeeChacin(R)12-43.7218-82-117.15.71 St.LouisGant(R)2:15p5-43.744-72-015.14.70 ArizonaGreinke(R)12-83.0014-110-319.13.26 SanDiegoKennedy(R)4:10p0-211.000-20-29.011.00 NewYorkVargas(L)2-88.102-110-211.17.15 PhiladelphiaPivetta(R)7:10p7-94.3713-111-018.01.50AMERICANLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA TorontoBorucki(L)2-23.295-42-017.04.24 NewYorkHapp(L)1:05p13-63.8615-83-019.01.89 BaltimoreRamirez(R)1-45.403-50-111.210.03 ClevelandClevinger(R)1:10p8-73.3810-141-018.03.00 DetroitTBD0-00.000-00-00.00.00 MinnesotaOdorizzi(R)2:10p5-74.4411-141-013.23.29 KansasCityFillmyer(R)1-13.611-51-015.04.20 ChicagoLopez(R)2:10p4-94.407-170-019.03.32 LosAngelesBarria(R)8-73.509-92-015.22.30 TexasColon(R)3:05p7-105.1910-122-117.06.35 HoustonVerlander(R)11-82.5214-121-215.25.17 OaklandManaea(L)4:05p11-83.4415-102-116.13.31INTERLEAGUE2018TEAMLASTTHREESTARTS TEAMSPITCHERSTIMEW-LERARECW-LIPERA L.Angeles(NL)Ke rshaw(L)5-52.478-101-020.02.25 SeattleElias(L)4:10p2-02.880-10-03.24.91 KEY: TEAMREC-TeamÂsRecordingamesstartedbytodayÂspitcher. THISDATEINBASEBALLAug.19 1909: ThePhiladelphiaPhillieswererainedoutforthe 10thconsecutiveday,amajorleaguerecord. 1913: TheChicagoCubstaggedGroverAlexanderfor ninestraighthitsandsixrunsfora10-4triumphover thePhiladelphiaPhillies. 1921: DetroitÂsTyCobbgothis3,000thcareerhitatage 34,theyoungestplayertoreachthatplateau.ThemilestonehitwasasingleoffElmerMyersoftheBoston RedSox. 1930: GooseGoslinofSt.Louishitthreehomersand droveinÂ“verunstoleadtheBrownstoa7-0winover thePhiladelphiaAthletics. 1934: MooseSoltersoftheBostonRedSoxhitforthe cycleinan8-6losstotheDetroitTigersatFenway Park. 1945: Inthesecondgameofadoubleheader,37-yearoldsluggerJimmieFoxxmadehisÂ“rstmajorleague start,pitchingtheÂ“rstseveninningsforthePhiladelphiaPhillies.Heleftthegamewitha4-1leadover theCincinnatiReds,andAndyKarlsavedFoxxÂsonly decision,a6-2win. 1951: EddieGaedel,a65-poundmidgetwhowas 3-foot-7,madehisÂ“rstandonlyplateappearanceasa pinch-hitterforFrankSaucieroftheSt.LouisBrowns. GaedelwearingNo.1/8waswalkedonfourpitchesby DetroitTigerspitcherBobCainandthenwastakenout forpinch-runnerJimDelsing.ThegimmickbyBrowns ownerBillVeeckwaslateroutlawed.FRIDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague N.Y.Yankees7,Toronto5,7innings Cleveland2,Baltimore1 Boston7,TampaBay3 Texas6,L.A.Angels4 ChicagoWhiteSox9,KansasCity3 Minnesota5,Detroit4 Oakland4,Houston3,10innings NationalLeague Philadelphia4,N.Y.Mets2 ChicagoCubs1,Pittsburgh0 Washington8,Miami2 Cincinnati2,SanFrancisco1,11 innings Colorado11,Atlanta5 St.Louis5,Milwaukee2 Arizona9,SanDiego4 Interleague L.A.Dodgers11,Seattle1 MONDAYÂSGAMES AmericanLeague BaltimoreatToronto,7:07p.m. ChicagoWhiteSoxatMinnesota, 7:10p.m. ClevelandatBoston,7:10p.m. KansasCityatTampaBay,7:10p.m. TexasatOakland,10:05p.m. HoustonatSeattle,10:10p.m. NationalLeague AtlantaatPittsburgh,7:05p.m. SanFranciscoatN.Y.Mets,7:10p.m. CincinnatiatMilwaukee,8:10p.m. St.LouisatL.A.Dodgers,10:10p.m.
The Sun / Sunday, August 19, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 88 36 .710 Â„ New York 77 46 .626 10 Tampa Bay 62 61 .504 25 Toronto 55 68 .447 32 Baltimore 37 86 .301 50 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 70 52 .574 Â„ Minnesota 58 63 .479 11 Detroit 50 73 .407 20 Chicago 45 77 .369 25 Kansas City 38 85 .309 32 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 74 49 .602 Â„ Oakland 74 49 .602 Â„ Seattle 70 53 .569 4 Los Angeles 62 62 .500 12 Texas 55 69 .444 19FridayÂs GamesCleveland 2, Baltimore 1 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 6, L.A. Angels 4 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Toronto 5, 7 innings Minnesota 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 4, Houston 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 11, Seattle 1SaturdayÂs GamesN.Y. Yankees 11, Toronto 6 Baltimore 4, Cleveland 2 Oakland 7, Houston 1 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit at Minnesota, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesTampa Bay (TBD) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Borucki 2-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Happ 13-6), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 4-10) at Cleveland (Clevinger 8-7), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (TBD) at Minnesota (Odorizzi 5-7), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Fillmyer 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 4-9), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Barria 8-7) at Texas (Colon 7-10), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Verlander 11-8) at Oakland (Manaea 11-8), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-5) at Seattle (Elias 2-0), 4:10 p.m.MondayÂs GamesBaltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 68 53 .562 Â„ Philadelphia 68 55 .553 1 Washington 62 61 .504 7 New York 53 69 .434 15 Miami 48 76 .387 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 71 51 .582 Â„ St. Louis 68 56 .548 4 Milwaukee 68 57 .544 4 Pittsburgh 62 62 .500 10 Cincinnati 54 69 .439 17 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Arizona 68 55 .553 Â„ Colorado 66 56 .541 1 Los Angeles 66 57 .537 2 San Francisco 61 63 .492 7 San Diego 48 77 .384 21FridayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Washington 8, Miami 2 Cincinnati 2, San Francisco 1, 11 innings Colorado 11, Atlanta 5 Chicago Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2 Arizona 9, San Diego 4 L.A. Dodgers 11, Seattle 1SaturdayÂs GamesN.Y. Mets 3, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 1 St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 2 Miami at Washington, late Colorado at Atlanta, late Arizona at San Diego, late L.A. Dodgers at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesSan Francisco (Suarez 4-8) at Cincinnati (Castillo 6-10), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Quintana 10-9) at Pittsburgh (Taillon 9-9), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Marquez 10-9) at Atlanta (Sanchez 6-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Lopez 2-3) at Washington (Gonzalez 7-9), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Chacin 12-4) at St. Louis (Gant 5-4), 2:15 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 12-8) at San Diego (Kennedy 0-2), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-5) at Seattle (Elias 2-0), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Vargas 2-8) vs. Philadelphia (Pivetta 7-9) at Williamsport, Pa., 7:10 p.m.MondayÂs GamesAtlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL PRESEASONAll times EasternAMERICAN CONFERENCEEAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 2 0 0 1.000 63 37 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 42 45 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 30 15 Miami 0 2 0 .000 44 53 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 1 0 0 1.000 17 10 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Jacksonville 1 1 0 .500 34 34 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 31 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 50 23 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 51 40 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 37 29 Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 65 65 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 1 1 0 .500 38 31 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 31 29 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 .000 17 24 Denver 0 1 0 .000 28 42 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 40 37 Washington 1 1 0 .500 32 39 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 34 45 Philadelphia 0 2 0 .000 34 68 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 2 0 0 1.000 55 43 Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 26 24 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 40 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 14 45 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 2 0 0 1.000 82 51 Minnesota 1 1 0 .500 52 42 Detroit 0 2 0 .000 27 46 Chicago 0 2 0 .000 43 47 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 44 32 San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 24 21 L.A. Rams 1 1 0 .500 26 48 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 17 19WEEK 2 ThursdayÂs GamesNew England 37, Philadelphia 20 Washington 15, N.Y. Jets 13 Green Bay 51, Pittsburgh 34FridayÂs GamesN.Y. Giants 30, Detroit 17 Kansas City 28, Atlanta 14 Buffalo 19, Cleveland 17 Carolina 27, Miami 20 Arizona 20, New Orleans 15SaturdayÂs GamesJacksonville 14, Minnesota 10 L.A. Rams 19, Oakland 15 Cincinnati 21, Dallas 13 Tampa Bay at Tennessee, late San Francisco at Houston, late Chicago at Denver, late Seattle at L.A. Chargers, lateMondayÂs GameBaltimore at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.WEEK 3 Thursday, Aug. 23Philadelphia at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24New England at Carolina, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Oakland, 10:30 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 25Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. San Francisco at Indianapolis, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Baltimore at Miami, 7 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Chargers, 8 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 26Cincinnati at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLAMWAY PRESEASON COACHES TOP 25 POLLThe preseason Amway Top 25 football poll, with Â“ rst-place votes in parentheses, 2017 Â“ nal records, total points based on 25 points for Â“ rst place through one point for 25th, and last yearÂs Â“ 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 Â„ 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 Â„ 20. West Virginia 7-6 310 Â„ 21. Texas 7-6 265 Â„ 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 Cincinnati -105 San Francisco -105 at Pittsburgh -117 Chicago +107 at Washington -220 Miami +200 at Atlanta -125 Colorado +115 at St. Louis -116 Milwaukee +106 Arizona -185 at San Diego +170 at Philadelphia -180 New York +165American Leagueat Boston Off Tampa Bay Off at New York -230 Toronto +210 at Cleveland -270 Baltimore +240 at Minnesota Off Detroit Off at Chicago -141 Kansas City +131 at Texas Off Los Angeles Off Houston -145 at Oakland +135Interleagueat Seattle Off LA Dodgers OffNFL PRESEASON MondayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Indianapolis Pk Pk 43 BaltimoreUpdated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBOSTON RED SOX Â„ Placed LHP Chris Sale on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, Aug. 15. Recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket (IL).National LeagueCOLORADO ROCKIES Â„ Reinstated RHP Antonio Senzatela from the 10-day DL. Optioned INF Pat Valaika to Albuquerque (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Activated RHP Hunter Strickland from the 60-day DL. Transferred INF Pablo Sandoval to the 60-day DL.American AssociationCLEBURNE RAILROADERS Â„ Released OF Matt Helms. ST. PAUL SAINTS Â„ Released C Connor Olson. TEXAS AIRHOGS Â„ Acquired OF Javion Randle from San Rafael (PaciÂ“ c Association).FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Placed WR Josh Gordon on the active/non-football injured list. Signed TE Stephen Baggett. Waived-injured TE Julian Allen. Waived DB Micah Hannemann. GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Signed RB LeShun Daniels. Placed RB Akeem Judd on the reserve/ retired list. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Â„ Signed OT Kendall Calhoun, DB Darius Hillary and WR Allenzae Staggers. Waived-injured RB Martez Carter. Waived LB Jeff Knox and DE Jalen Wilkerson.COLLEGESFREDONIA STATE Â„ Named Angela Pucciarelli assistant director of athletics/senior woman administrator; Matt Johnson womenÂs tennis coach; Jay Martinez and Tory Trzyna assistant athletic trainers; Derek Fie sports information assistant; Ben Chatley and Taylor Chwalinski assistant swimming coaches; Reid Lesswing menÂs assistant hockey coach; Ryan Ross menÂs assistant soccer coach; Madison Szpaicher womenÂs assistant volleyball coach and Meghann Kilgallon assistant diving coach. LSU Â„ Suspended junior WR Drake Davis indeÂ“ nitely following his arrest for allegedly hitting and threatening a woman he was dating.GOLFPGA TOURWYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdayÂs leaders at SedgwÂ“ eld Country Club, Greensboro, N.C. Purse: $6 million. Yardage: 7,127; Par: 70 (35-35) PARTIAL THIRD ROUND Michael Thompson 66-70-63Â„199 Jamie Lovemark 66-70-64Â„200 Rory Sabbatini 69-67-64Â„200 Martin Laird 69-66-65Â„200 Sangmoon Bae 67-67-66Â„200 Webb Simpson 66-68-66Â„200 Hideki Matsuyama 69-68-64Â„201 Kevin Tway 67-69-65Â„201 Tom Hoge 69-66-66Â„201 Matthew Fitzpatrick 70-67-65Â„202 Rafa Cabrera Bello 68-69-65Â„202 Shawn Stefani 68-68-66Â„202 Patrick Rodgers 68-67-67Â„202 Chris Kirk 69-65-68Â„202 Hudson Swafford 67-70-66Â„203 Joaquin Niemann 68-69-66Â„203 Scott Piercy 70-67-66Â„203 Sam Saunders 66-70-67Â„203 Johnson Wagner 70-66-67Â„203 Mackenzie Hughes 68-68-67Â„203 William McGirt 69-68-67Â„204 Danny Lee 68-69-67Â„204 Roberto Diaz 68-69-67Â„204 Jonas Blixt 69-68-67Â„204 Dylan Meyer 67-68-69Â„204 Harold Varner III 66-69-69Â„204 Lanto GrifÂ“ n 69-68-68Â„205 Billy Hurley III 68-69-68Â„205 Bill Haas 69-68-68Â„205 Sam Ryder 72-64-69Â„205 Chesson Hadley 68-68-69Â„205 Martin Flores 64-73-69Â„206 Blayne Barber 68-69-69Â„206 Ricky Barnes 66-70-70Â„206 Stephan Jaeger 67-68-71Â„206 Graeme McDowell 70-67-70Â„207 Ollie Schniederjans 64-73-70Â„207 Xinjun Zhang 68-67-72Â„207 Julian Suri 71-66-71Â„208 Jason Kokrak 69-68-71Â„208 Richy Werenski 68-69-72Â„209 Conrad Shindler 69-68-73Â„210 LEADERBOARD NAME PAR THRU 1. Brandt Snedeker -16 7 2. Brian Gay -13 12 3. Trey Mullinax -12 12 3. Keith Mitchell -12 8 3. C.T. Pan -12 7 3. D.A. Points -12 6 7. Michael Thompson -11 F 7. Ryan Armour -11 15 7. Ryan Moore -11 13 7. Sergio Garcia -11 9 11. Jamie Lovemark -10 F 11. Rory Sabbatini -10 F 11. Martin Laird -10 F 11. Sangmoon Bae -10 F 11. Webb Simpson -10 F 11. Denny McCarthy -10 16 11. Jim Furyk -10 13 11. Nick Taylor -10 11 11. Brett Stegmaier -10 10 11. Harris English -10 9 11. David Hearn -10 7LPGA TOURINDY WOMEN IN TECHSaturdayÂs leaders at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club, Indianapolis; Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,456; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-denotes amateur) THIRD ROUND Lizette Salas 62-69-64Â„195 Amy Yang 68-64-65Â„197 Sung Hyun Park 68-63-66Â„197 Lexi Thompson 68-68-64Â„200 Mina Harigae 69-67-65Â„201 Nasa Hataoka 64-69-68Â„201 Jin Young Ko 65-66-70Â„201 Angel Yin 64-69-69Â„202 Brianna Do 66-70-67Â„203 Danielle Kang 65-68-70Â„203 Marina Alex 68-70-66Â„204 Hannah Green 69-67-68Â„204 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-65-69Â„204 Jennifer Song 68-67-69Â„204 Mi Hyang Lee 66-69-69Â„204 Thidapa Suwannapura 67-67-70Â„204 Bronte Law 69-69-67Â„205 Chella Choi 68-70-67Â„205 Lydia Ko 66-71-68Â„205 Cristie Kerr 69-67-69Â„205 Eun-Hee Ji 71-69-66Â„206 So Yeon Ryu 68-71-67Â„206 Wichanee Meechai 70-68-68Â„206 Wei-Ling Hsu 67-71-68Â„206 Emma Talley 70-67-69Â„206 Madeleine Sheils 67-70-69Â„206 Caroline Hedwall 65-68-73Â„206 Jenny Shin 72-68-67Â„207 Brittany Lang 69-71-67Â„207 Brooke M. Henderson 70-69-68Â„207 Jeong Eun Lee 70-69-68Â„207 Caroline Inglis 69-70-68Â„207 Shanshan Feng 69-70-68Â„207 Angela Stanford 68-71-68Â„207 Jane Park 65-74-68Â„207 Jessica Korda 71-67-69Â„207 Sandra Gal 70-68-69Â„207 Haeji Kang 71-66-70Â„207 Cindy LaCrosse 70-67-70Â„207 Paula Reto 69-68-70Â„207 Jackie Stoelting 70-66-71Â„207 Beatriz Recari 69-70-69Â„208 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 68-70-70Â„208 Alena Sharp 67-71-70Â„208 Austin Ernst 68-68-72Â„208 Pernilla Lindberg 67-69-72Â„208 Ashleigh Buhai 66-70-72Â„208 Moriya Jutanugarn 68-72-69Â„209 Katherine Kirk 71-68-70Â„209 Morgan Pressel 70-69-70Â„209 Caroline Masson 69-70-70Â„209 Jaye Marie Green 70-68-71Â„209 Candie Kung 70-68-71Â„209 Yu Liu 69-69-71Â„209 Sophia Popov 70-67-72Â„209 Maria Torres 68-69-72Â„209 Katelyn Dambaugh 69-67-73Â„209 Lindy Duncan 70-70-70Â„210 Jacqui Concolino 70-69-71Â„210 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 70-69-71Â„210 Mariah Stackhouse 66-72-72Â„210 Kris Tamulis 69-68-73Â„210 Carlota Ciganda 66-70-74Â„210 Julieta Granada 68-71-72Â„211 Brittany Altomare 70-69-73Â„212 Nicole Broch Larsen 67-73-73Â„213 Azahara Munoz 70-69-74Â„213 a-Erica Shepherd 71-67-75Â„213 Camilla Lennarth 70-68-75Â„213 Dori Carter 72-68-74Â„214 Annie Park 70-70-74Â„214 Peiyun Chien 72-68-75Â„215 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70-70-77Â„217PGA CHAMPIONS TOURDICKÂS SPORTING GOODS OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at En-Joie Golf Club, Endicott, N.Y. Purse: $2.05 million; Yardage: 6,994; Par: 72 (35-37) SECOND ROUND Michael Bradley 65-68Â„133 Bart Bryant 68-67Â„135 Marco Dawson 65-70Â„135 Wes Short, Jr. 71-65Â„136 Clark Dennis 66-70Â„136 Tom Gillis 67-69Â„136 Jerry Haas 69-68Â„137 Scott Parel 69-68Â„137 Mark Calcavecchia 68-69Â„137 Kenny Perry 68-69Â„137 Woody Austin 66-71Â„137 Doug Garwood 64-73Â„137 Ken Tanigawa 71-67Â„138 Gene Sauers 70-68Â„138 Bob Estes 67-71Â„138 Fran Quinn 68-70Â„138 Willie Wood 71-68Â„139 Bernhard Langer 70-69Â„139 Lee Janzen 70-69Â„139 Rod Spittle 70-69Â„139 Paul Goydos 69-70Â„139 Glen Day 69-70Â„139 Jeff Sluman 69-70Â„139 Paul Broadhurst 68-71Â„139 Jay Haas 68-71Â„139 Steve Flesch 71-69Â„140 Joe Durant 70-70Â„140 Kent Jones 69-71Â„140 Billy Andrade 68-72Â„140 Stephen Ames 71-70Â„141 Tom Byrum 71-70Â„141 Larry Mize 69-72Â„141 Duffy Waldorf 73-69Â„142 Tommy Tolles 74-68Â„142 Olin Browne 73-69Â„142 Loren Roberts 72-70Â„142 David Frost 71-71Â„142 Tommy Armour III 71-71Â„142 Jeff Maggert 70-72Â„142 Carlos Franco 70-72Â„142 Skip Kendall 68-74Â„142 Gibby Gilbert III 74-69Â„143 Jerry Smith 73-70Â„143 Dan Forsman 73-70Â„143 Kevin Sutherland 72-71Â„143 Scott McCarron 72-71Â„143 Neal Lancaster 71-72Â„143 Spike McRoy 74-70Â„144 Blaine McCallister 73-71Â„144 Joey Sindelar 71-73Â„144 Robert Gamez 70-74Â„144 Dudley Hart 75-70Â„145 Scott Dunlap 73-72Â„145 Todd Hamilton 73-72Â„145 Mark Walker 73-72Â„145 John Huston 69-76Â„145 Colin Montgomerie 75-71Â„146 Steve Pate 73-73Â„146 Mike Goodes 72-74Â„146 Miguel Angel Jimenez 70-76Â„146 Jay Don Blake 73-74Â„147 David McKenzie 72-75Â„147 Billy Mayfair 72-75Â„147 Scott Hoch 74-74Â„148 Gary Hallberg 75-73Â„148 Steve Jones 68-80Â„148 Esteban Toledo 75-74Â„149 David Eger 77-73Â„150 Mark Brooks 74-76Â„150 John Daly 73-77Â„150 Brad Bryant 73-77Â„150 Jesper Parnevik 72-78Â„150 R.W. Eaks 77-74Â„151 Tom Kite 82-74Â„156 Ken Green 81-78Â„159 Gibby Gilbert 78-82Â„160EUROPEAN TOURNORDEA MASTERSSaturdayÂs leaders at Hills GC, Gothenburg, Sweden; Purse: $1.7 million. Yardage: 7,169; Par: 71 THIRD ROUND Paul Waring, England 66-63-69Â„198 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 66-65-67Â„198 Thorbjorn Oleson, Denmark 68-66-67Â„201 Marc Warren, Scotland 70-65-66Â„201 Maximilian Kiefer, Germany 68-68-66Â„202 Lee Slattery, England 64-69-70Â„203 Adam Bland, Australia 67-67-69Â„203 Lucas Herbert, Australia 66-68-69Â„203 Sebastien Gros, France 71-64-69Â„204 Scott Jamison, Scotland 64-65-75Â„204 Nino Bertasio, Italy 70-68-66Â„204 Robert Rock, England 70-69-65Â„204 Matthew Southgate, England 67-73-65Â„205 Clement Sordet, France 62-72-71Â„205 Nacho Elvira, Spain 70-67-69Â„206 Thomas Detry, Belgium 66-72-68Â„206 Andrew Johnston, England 70-68-68Â„206 Robert Karlsson, Sweden 67-71-68Â„206 Johan Carlsson, Sweden 70-68-68Â„206 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 72-67-67Â„206 ALSO Hunter Stewart, United States 65-68-74Â„207 Martin Kaymer, Germany 67-67-75Â„209 Paul Peterson, United States 69-71-71Â„211WEB.COM TOURPORTLAND OPENSaturdayÂs results were not available at press timeUNITED STATS GOLF ASSOCIATIONU.S. AMATEURSaturday at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif. Yardage: 7,075; Par: 71 (35-36) SEMIFINALS Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. def. Isaiah Salinda, South San Francisco, 1 up. Viktor Hovland, Norway, def. Cole Hammer, Houston, 3 & 2. SUNDAYÂS CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMES (EDT) 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Devon Bling, Ridgecrest, Calif. vs. Viktor Hovland, Norway.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBASS PRO SHOPS NRA NIGHT RACEFridayÂs qualifying for SaturdayÂs race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn. SaturdayÂs race results were not in at press time Lap length: 0.526 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 127.792 mph. 2. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 127.665. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.639. 4. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 127.605. 5. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 127.554. 6. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 127.039. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.896. 8. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 126.880. 9. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 126.863. 10. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 126.762. 11. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 126.253. 12. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 125.988. 13. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 125.922. 14. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 125.856. 15. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 125.691. 16. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 125.675. 17. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 125.650. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 125.592. 19. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 125.461. 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 125.404. 21. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 125.363. 22. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 125.117. 23. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 125.068. 24. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 124.347. 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 124.897. 26. (95) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 124.387. 27. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 124.315. 28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 124.210. 29. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 124.066. 30. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 123.937. 31. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 123.682. 32. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 123.261. 33. (96) Jesse Little, Toyota, 122.310. 34. (7) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 121.798. 35. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 121.767. 36. (51) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 121.274. 37. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 120.816. 38. (99) Gray Gaulding, Chevrolet, 120.687. 39. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 120.407. 40. (23) Blake Jones, Toyota, 119.173.INDYCARABC SUPPLY 500Lineup after Saturday qualifying for todayÂs race at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.500 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 219.511 mph. 2. (1) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Chevrolet, 218.802. 3. (27) Alexander Rossi, Dallara-Honda, 218.758. 4. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 217.806. 5. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Chevrolet, 217.769. 6. (6) Robert Wickens, Dallara-Honda, 217.612. 7. (26) Zach Veach, Dallara-Honda, 217.587. 8. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Honda, 217.296. 9. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 217.009. 10. (30) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 216.863. 11. (98) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 216.658. 12. (10) Ed Jones, Dallara-Honda, 216.547. 13. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 216.410. 14. (14) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevrolet, 216.328. 15. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevrolet, 216.025. 16. (21) Spencer Pigot, Dallara-Chevrolet, 215.177. 17. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Dallara-Honda, 214.336. 18. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 214.225. 19. (23) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevrolet, 211.919. 20. (4) Matheus Leist, Dallara-Chevrolet, 211.696. 21. (59) Max Chilton, Dallara-Chevrolet, 209.599. 22. (88) Conor Daly, Dallara-Chevrolet, 208.951.NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGLUCAS OIL NATIONALSSaturday at Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minn. (Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.)Top Fuel1. Billy Torrence, 3.784 seconds, 326.48 mph vs. 16. Terry Totten, 12.286, 72.31; 2. Steve Torrence, 3.786, 328.14 vs. 15. Bill Litton, 7.177, 78.39; 3. Antron Brown, 3.789, 325.45 vs. 14. Luigi Novelli, 4.646, 167.95; 4. Clay Millican, 3.790, 323.04 vs. 13. Chris Karamesines, 4.003, 305.01; 5. Mike Salinas, 3.797, 322.19 vs. 12. Doug Kalitta, 3.947, 257.43; 6. Brittany Force, 3.803, 325.53 vs. 11. Richie Crampton, 3.878, 310.55; 7. Tony Schumacher, 3.818, 326.87 vs. 10. Terry McMillen, 3.846, 319.60; 8. Leah Pritchett, 3.818, 324.83 vs. 9. Scott Palmer, 3.834, 323.04.Funny Car1. Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, 3.959, 326.95 vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Camry, 4.081, 305.84; 2. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 3.969, 319.67 vs. 15. Jonnie Lindberg, Ford Mustang, 4.081, 314.53; 3. Matt Hagan, Charger, 3.990, 324.51 vs. 14. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.029, 317.05; 4. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 3.991, 318.32 vs. 13. John Force, Camaro, 4.029, 322.04; 5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.003, 317.42 vs. 12. Del Worsham, Camry, 4.028, 321.04; 6. Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.013, 321.04 vs. 11. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.026, 318.09; 7. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.014, 313.15 vs. 10. Courtney Force, Camaro, 4.025, 318.02; 8. J.R. Todd, Camry, 4.018, 318.17 vs. 9. Bob Bode, Charger, 4.018, 316.01.Did Not Qualify17. Gary Densham, 4.107, 315.64; 18. Dale Creasy Jr., 4.141, 267.59.Pro Stock1. Erica Enders, Chevy Camaro, 6.609, 207.72 vs. 16. Dave River, Chevy Cobalt, 7.002, 197.33; 2. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.613, 208.36 vs. 15. Mark Hogan, Pontiac GXP, 6.854, 200.59; 3. Alex Laughlin, Dodge Dart, 6.613, 207.59 vs. 14. Alan Prusiensky, Dart, 6.737, 204.45; 4. Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.614, 208.78 vs. 13. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.677, 207.08; 5. Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.615, 208.71 vs. 12. Dave Connolly, Camaro, 6.659, 207.53; 6. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.615, 208.10 vs. 11. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.642, 207.72; 7. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.622, 207.91 vs. 10. Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.640, 208.04; 8. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.623, 208.23 vs. 9. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.626, 208.52.Pro Stock Motorcycle1. Matt Smith, Victory, 6.852, 198.47 vs. 16. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.997, 191.21; 2. Hector Arana Jr, Buell, 6.877, 197.22 vs. 15. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 6.985, 192.06; 3. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.886, 195.45 vs. 14. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 6.983, 192.49; 4. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.899, 195.76 vs. 13. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.979, 191.00; 5. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.909, 193.07 vs. 12. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.972, 192.03; 6. Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.917, 193.32 vs. 11. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.965, 193.90; 7. Joey Gladstone, Suzuki, 6.924, 193.27 vs. 10. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.960, 192.80; 8. Angie Smith, Buell, 6.924, 192.82 vs. 9. LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.946, 193.74.Did Not Qualify17. Cory Reed, 7.040, 191.35; 18. Kelly Clontz, 7.072, 190.35. SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York 15 6 3 48 47 25 Atlanta United FC 14 4 6 48 50 28 New York City FC 14 6 5 47 48 33 Columbus 11 7 6 39 31 29 Philadelphia 10 11 3 33 34 39 Montreal 10 13 3 33 33 42 New England 7 8 8 29 38 38 D.C. United 6 9 6 24 37 39 Orlando City 7 15 2 23 37 57 Toronto FC 6 12 5 23 39 44 Chicago 6 15 5 23 36 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 12 5 6 42 37 30 Sporting Kansas City 11 6 6 39 42 30 Los Angeles FC 11 7 6 39 47 39 Portland 10 5 7 37 35 31 LA Galaxy 10 9 7 37 48 47 Seattle 10 9 5 35 31 26 Real Salt Lake 10 10 5 35 34 43 Vancouver 9 9 7 34 40 49 Minnesota United 9 13 2 29 38 48 Houston 7 10 6 27 39 34 Colorado 6 12 6 24 31 40 San Jose 3 13 7 16 33 43 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieAug. 14Colorado 2, LA Galaxy 2, tieWednesdayÂs GamesD.C. United 4, Portland 1 Los Angeles FC 2, Real Salt Lake 0SaturdayÂs GamesSeattle 5, Los Angeles Galaxy 0 New York 2, Vancouver 2, tie Philadelphia 2, New York City FC 0 Montreal 2, Chicago 1 Minnesota United at FC Dallas, late Portland at Sporting Kansas City, late Real Salt Lake at Houston, late Toronto FC at San Jose, lateTodayÂs GamesColumbus 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 CHAMPIONSHIP Wednesday, Sept. 26Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS), 7 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENÂS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA North Carolina 15 1 5 50 44 16 Seattle 10 4 7 37 23 15 Portland 9 6 5 32 32 24 Orlando 8 7 6 30 29 30 Chicago 7 4 9 30 27 23 Houston 8 8 5 29 29 31 Utah 7 7 8 29 19 22 Washington 2 15 4 10 11 32 Sky Blue FC 0 14 5 5 17 38 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie.WednesdayÂs GameChicago 0, Seattle 0, tieFridayÂs GameHouston 4, Washington 0SaturdayÂs GamesUtah 2, Sky Blue FC 2, tie Orlando at North Carolina, lateChicago at Portland, lateTuesdayÂs GameHouston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. PRO BASKETBALLWNBAAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 22 11 .667 Â„ x-Washington 22 11 .667 Â„ x-Connecticut 20 13 .606 2 Chicago 13 20 .394 9 New York 7 26 .212 15 Indiana 5 28 .152 17WESTERN CONFERENCE W L PCT. GB x-Seattle 25 8 .758 Â„ x-Los Angeles 19 14 .576 6 x-Phoenix 19 14 .576 6 x-Minnesota 17 16 .515 8 Dallas 15 18 .455 10 Las Vegas 14 19 .424 11 x-clinched playoff spotFridayÂs GamesWashington 69, Los Angeles 67 Connecticut 96, Minnesota 79 Dallas 107, Las Vegas 102 Seattle 85, New York 77 Phoenix 104, Atlanta 95SaturdayÂs GameChicago 115, Indiana 106, 2OTTodayÂs GamesLos Angeles at Connecticut, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Las Vegas, 6 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 7 p.m. Washington at Minnesota, 7 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNo games scheduledTENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURWESTERN & SOUTHERN OPENA U.S. Open Series event Saturday at The Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio; Purse: Men, $5.67 million (Masters 1000); Women, $2.87 million (Premier). Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsNovak Djokovic (10), Serbia, def. Marin Cilic (7), Croatia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. David GofÂ“ n (11), Belgium, 7-6 (3), 1-1, retired.WomenÂs Singles SemiÂ“ nalsKiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2. Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 6-3, 6-4.MenÂs Doubles QuarterÂ“ nalsJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, and Mercelo Melo (5), Brazil, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 10-6. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, def. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (3), Australia, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 10-7. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Hungary, def. Feliciano and Marc Lopez, Spain, 6-3, 7-5. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (7), Colombia, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, wal kover.SemiÂ“ nalsJamie Murray, Britain, and Bruno Soares (4), Brazil vs. Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Hungary, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 10-6. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah (7), Colombia def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-4.WomenÂs Doubles SemiÂ“ nalsAnastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Ekaterina Makarova (7), Russia, 6-3, 6-3. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs (6), Netherlands, def. Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, United States, 6-1, 6-4.FRIDAYÂS RESULTS MenÂs Singles Third RoundJuan Martin del Potro (4), Argentina, def. Nick Kyrgios (15), Australia, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-2. David GofÂ“ n (11), Belgium, def. Kevin Anderson (6), South Africa, 6-2, 6-4. Novak Djokovic (10), Serbia, def. Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Marin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. Karen Khachanov, Russia, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. Marton Fucsovics, Hungary, 6-4, 6-3. Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-1, 7-6 (6).QuarterÂ“ nalsMarin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. Pablo Carreno Busta (13), Spain, 7-6 (7), 6-4. Novak Djokovic (10), Serbia, def. Milos Raonic, Canada, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. David GofÂ“ n (11), Belgium, def. Juan Martin del Potro (4), Ar g entina, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Stan Wawrinka, Switzerland, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-2.WomenÂs Singles Third RoundLesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Madison Keys (13), United States, def. Angelique Kerber (4), Germany, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Ashleigh Barty (16), Australia, 7-5, 6-4. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, def. Amanda Anisimova, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.QuarterÂ“ nalsPetra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, def. Elise Mertens (15), Belgium, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, def. Elina Svitolina (5), Ukraine, 6-4, 6-3. Simona Halep (1), Romania, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-1. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Madison Keys (13), United States, 6-3, 6-4.MenÂs Doubles Second RoundJean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, and Horia Tecau (6), Hungary, def. Sam Querrey and Rajeev Ram, United States, 6-3, 6-3. Henri Kontinen, Finland, and John Peers (3), Australia, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Robin Haase, Netherlands, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 12-10. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Alexander Peya, Austria, def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Mate Pavic (1), Croatia, 7-6 (3), 6-2.WomenÂs Doubles Second RoundLucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Ekaterin a Makarova (7), Russia, def. Johanna Konta, Britain, and Jelena Ostapenko, Latvia, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (2), France, def. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, and Lidziya Marozava, Belarus, 7-5, 7-6 (2).QuarterÂ“ nalsKaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria, United States, def. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (4), Spain, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova (3), Czech Republic, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs (6), Netherlands, def. Barbora Krejcikova, Russia, and Katerina Siniakova (1), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-1. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, and Ekaterin a Makarova (7), Russia, def. Timea Babos, Hungary, and Kristina Mladenovic (2), France, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5.LITTLE LEAGUEWORLD SERIESAll times EasternAt South Williamsport, Pa. UNITED STATESNEW ENGLAND, Coventry (R.I.); MIDATLANTIC, Staten Island (N.Y.); SOUTHEAST, Peachtree City, Ga.; GREAT LAKES, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.); MIDWEST, Des Moines (Iowa); SOUTHWEST, Houston; NORTHWEST, Coeur dÂAlene (Idaho); WEST, HonoluluINTERNATIONALASIA/PACIFIC, Seoul (South Korea); AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast; CANADA, Surrey (British Columbia); CARIBBEAN, Guayama (Puerto Rico); EUROPE/AFRICA, Barcelona (Spain); JAPAN, Kawaguchi; LATIN AMERICA, Arraijan (Panama); MEXICO, Matamoros(Double Elimination) ThursdayÂs GamesGame 1: Seoul (South Korea) 4, Guayama (Puerto Rico) 2, 9 innings Game 2: Staten Island (N.Y.) 5, Des Moines (Iowa) 2 Game 3: Matamoros (Mexico) 3, Gold Coast (Australia) 2 Game 4: Houston 3, Coventry (R.I.) 1FridayÂs GamesGame 5: Kawaguchi (Japan) 11, Barcelona (Spain) 1, 5 innings Game 6: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) 5, Coeur dÂAlene (Idaho) 4 Game 7: Arraijan (Panama) 8, Surrey (British Columbia) 3 Game 8: Honolulu 2, Peachtree City (Ga.) 0, 11 inningsSaturdayÂs GamesGame 9: Guayama (Puerto Rico) 6, Gold Coast (Australia) 0 Game 10: Des Moines (Iowa) 9, Coventry (R.I.) 5 Game 11: Surrey (British Columbia) 2, Barcelona (Spain) 1, 10 inningsGame 12: Peachtree City (Ga.) 3, Coeur dÂAlene (Idaho) 0TodayÂs GamesGame 13: Seoul (South Korea) vs. Matamoros (Mexico), 9 a.m. Game 14: Staten Island (N.Y.) vs. Houston, 11 a.m. Game 15: Kawaguchi (Japan) vs. Arraijan (Panama), 1 p.m. Game 16: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Honolulu, 2 p.m.MondayÂs GamesGame A: Gold Coast (Australia) vs. Coventry (R.I.), 11 a.m. Game 17: Game 15 loser vs. Guayama (Puerto Rico), 1 p.m. Game 18: Game 16 loser vs. Des Moines (Iowa), 3 p.m. Game 19: Game 13 loser vs. Surrey (British Columbia), 6 p.m. Game 20: Game 14 loser vs. Peachtree City (Ga.), 8 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 21Game B: Barcelona (Spain) vs. Coeur dÂAlene (Idaho), 11 a.m. Game 21: Game 17 winner vs. Game 19 winner, 3 p.m. Game 22: Game 18 winner vs. Game 20 winner, 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 22Game 23: Game 13 winner vs. Game 15 winner, 3 p.m. Game 24: Game 14 winner vs. Game 16 winner, 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 23Game 25: Game 21 winner vs. Game 23 loser, 3 p.m. Game 26: Game 22 winner vs. Game 24 loser, 7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 24 International ChampionshipGame 27: Game 23 winner vs. Game 25 winner, 12:30 p.m.United States ChampionshipGame 28: Game 24 winner vs. Game 26 winner, 3:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 25 At Lamade Stadium Third PlaceGame 29: Loser Game 27 vs. Loser Game 28, 10 a.m.World ChampionshipGame 30: Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28: 3 p.m.CFLCANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS. PF PA Ottawa 6 3 0 12 244 206 Hamilton 3 5 0 6 204 176 Toronto 3 5 0 6 161 243 Montreal 1 7 0 2 120 266 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS. PF PA Calgary 7 0 0 14 206 87 Edmonton 5 3 0 10 221 198 Winnipeg 5 4 0 10 289 214 Saskatchewan 3 4 0 6 151 175 B.C. 3 5 0 6 180 212FridayÂs GameOttawa 44, Winnipeg 21SaturdayÂs GamesToronto 24, B.C. 23 Montreal at Edmonton, lateTodayÂs GameCalgary at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m.BOXINGSCHEDULEAug. 19At Moscow, Arnold Khegai vs. Remmy Igga, 10, junior featherweights.Aug. 24At The Armory, Minneapolis (FS1), Jamal James vs. Mahonry Montes, 10, welterweights; Willie Monroe Jr. vs. Immanuwel Aleem, 10, middleweights; Jamonty Clark vs. Jeison Rosario, 10, junior middleweights.
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The position appears to be the one of the few question marks on a team that has nine starters back on each side of the ball as Marshall goes after its first Conference USA championship since 2014. Litton, a three-year starter, threw for a careerhigh 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns last season, then surprisingly opted to skip his senior season and went undrafted. The attention at quarterback has turned to Alex Thomson, a graduate transfer from Wagner of the Championship Subdivision. The 6-foot-5 Thomson missed most of last season with a shoulder injury and Marshall coach Doc Holliday has limited his work in preseason practice. Thomson threw for 2,436 yards and 16 touchdowns with five interceptions in 2016. Marshall also entered fall camp with junior Garet Morrell and sophomore Isaiah Green. Morrell is the only one among the pair with playing experience. He threw for four touchdowns and three interceptions in five games during the 2016 season. Marshall also has a new offensive coordinator. Tim Cramsey arrived from Sam Houston State, which led the Championship Subdivision in scoring and total offense and passing yards. Cramsey replaced Bill Legg, who resigned last December and was hired at an offensive consultant at Mississippi State. Marshall is looking to improve on an 8-5 record from last season, which included a win over Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl. Holliday, who enters his ninth season, is looking for a few more players to add depth at wide receiver and cornerback. ÂWeÂre the deepest weÂve ever been since IÂve been here,ÂŽ Holliday said. Other things to know about the Thundering Herd, who open the season Sept. 1 at Miami (Ohio):OFFENSIVE STARSWhile it will take time for the new starting quarterback to get acclimated, look for Marshall to rely heavily on running backs Tyler King and Keion Davis. Each surpassed 800 rushing yards a year ago, and Davis returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns against Miami last season. Top receiver Tyre Brady also returns. He had 62 catches for 942 yards and eight scores last season and was a Conference USA first team selection.DEFENSIVE PROMISEMarshallÂs defense is anchored by last yearÂs top two tacklers, senior linebacker Chase Hancock and junior safety Malik Gant. The Thundering Herd allowed just 19.9 points per game last season, the 17th best in the Bowl Subdivision. Defensive coordinator Chuck Heater left for Maryland in January and Adam Fuller was promoted from linebackers coach.KICKERS NEEDEDKaare Vedvik, who handled punting, placekicking and kickoffs last season, is gone. Junior college transfer Justin Rohrwasser is likely to take over on field goals and extra points with sophomore Robert Lefevre and walk-on Shane McDonough battling it out for punting and kickoff duties.SOLID O-LINEMarshallÂs offensive line returns all five starters. Greg Adkins joins Marshall as offensive line coach this season. He held the same job at Oklahoma State in 2015 and 2016. Adkins also was an assistant at Marshall from 1991 to 1995.SCHEDULEMarshallÂs tough nonconference schedule includes a Sept. 15 trip to South Carolina and a Sept. 22 home game against North Carolina State. After that, the Thundering Herd could make a run at a league title but has tough tests at home Oct. 5 against Middle Tennessee and Oct. 20 against defending champion Florida Atlantic.COLLEGE FOOTBALL: MarshallMarshall returns most starters but must replace LittonLORI WOLFE /THE HERALD-DISPATCH VIA AP, FILEFILE In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Marshall coach Doc Holliday oversees a drill during the NCAA college football teamÂs practice in Huntington, W.Va. By DAVID BRANDTAssociated PressHATTIESBURG, Miss. Â„ Southern Mississippi faces the daunting task of replacing its star running back, top two receivers and multiple talented defensive players. Probably the quarterback, too. From an outside perspective, it looks like the Golden Eagles might be in for a rebuilding year. Third-year coach Jay Hopson isnÂt buying that argument. ÂThereÂs always a few spots where we need to stay healthy, but IÂm pleased. This team has a lot of talent,ÂŽ Hopson said. ÂWe just need to keep pressing and get better.ÂŽ Sophomore Jack Abraham is the Golden EaglesÂ likely starting quarterback after senior Kwadra Griggs was suspended indefinitely earlier this month Âpending resolution of a student conduct matter.ÂŽ Hopson has not elaborated on GriggsÂ suspension or if he expects him to be eligible at any point during the season. Griggs threw for 1,879 yards last season and was the only quarterback on the roster with FBS experience. Abraham threw for nearly 3,000 yards last year at Northwest Mississippi Community College before transferring to Southern Miss. ÂIÂm just going out there and showing I can do the right thing every day,ÂŽ Abraham said. ÂPutting the ball in the right spots.ÂŽ Southern Miss hopes that seniors Tez Parks and George Payne can help fill the void at running back after Ito Smith left for the NFL. The defense will lean on an experienced group of linebackers, including Racheem Boothe, Jeremy Sangster and Paxton Schrimsher. ÂWeÂve got guys in certain spots where itÂs their time to learn it and learn it quick,ÂŽ Hopson said. ÂThatÂs always a battle in coaching. Sometimes you have everybody back, sometimes youÂve got to replace a few guys.ÂŽ Some other things to know about the Golden Eagles in 2018:REPLACING ITOThe Golden Eagles must replace several good players from last yearÂs team, but the toughest to do without might be running back Ito Smith. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder was taken in the fourth round of the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons after a stellar college career that included 4,538 yards rushing, 1,446 yards receiving and 49 total touchdowns.ANOTHER CHANCE VS THE SECSouthern Miss is just two years removed from its last win against Southeastern Conference competition when it beat Kentucky 44-35 to open the 2016 season. The Golden Eagles get another chance for an SEC win when they travel to face Auburn on Sept. 29BACK ON TRACKSouthern Miss is going for its fourth straight winning season Â„ a minor miracle considering how badly the program cratered earlier in the decade. The Golden Eagles went 0-12 in 2012 under coach Ellis Johnson before slowly rebuilding the program under Todd Monken, who went 1-11 in 2013, 3-9 in 2014 and then 9-5 in 2015. HopsonÂs been able to sustain that success through his first two seasons.WELCOME BACK PICASSOThe Golden Eagles should get a boost in the secondary thanks to the return of senior Picasso Nelson. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder missed all of last season because of an injury, but made more than 130 tackles over three seasons from 2014-16.SCOUTING THE SCHEDULESouthern Miss opens with Jackson State on Sept. 1 and has some difficult road games in the seasonÂs first half against Appalachian State, Auburn and North Texas. The Golden Eagles have a crucial threegame stretch in November against Marshall, UAB and Louisiana Tech. All three of those programs are expected to be C-USA title contenders.COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Southern MississippiNew faces, same expectations for Southern MississippiBy DAN GELSTONAssociated PressLONG POND, Pa. Â„ Will Power flirted with the idea of hurling a baseball much like a cricket bowler would throw the ball toward a batsman. Power, an Australian former rugby and cricket player, had second thoughts as he took the mound to throw the first pitch before a recent Philadelphia Phillies game. ÂIÂd probably get booed,ÂŽ he said, laughing. Even Aussies know what triggers the official sound of contempt in Philly. Power might have heard worse had fans tagged him as bad luck when he left in the fifth inning of PhiladelphiaÂs 24-4 loss to the New York Mets. ÂI felt bad. I was like, whew, this is a tough gig,ÂŽ Power said. Power finds himself behind on the scoreboard as well, when IndyCar returns from a two-week hiatus for SundayÂs race at Pocono Raceway. The Indianapolis 500 champion is fourth in the standings, 87 points behind leader Scott Dixon. With four races left this season, Alexander Rossi is second in the points race and defending series champion Josef Newgarden is third. ÂItÂs quite a points deficit to come back from,ÂŽ Power said. ÂBut itÂs not impossible.ÂŽ PowerÂs run toward a second IndyCar championship Â„ to pair with his 2014 title Â„ shifts into another gear at Pocono, where heÂs won the last two races and has an average finish of fourth in the five races since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. He got a nice boost Saturday when he won the pole to match A.J. Foyt for second on the career list with 53. Power was forced to pit early in last seasonÂs race to repair a broken wing and rallied from a lap down to win. He held Mikhail Aleshin at bay after a final restart to win at the track in 2016. HeÂs had a few missteps in the No. 12 Chevrolet for Team Penske this season that left him looking up at Dixon in the title picture. PowerÂs wins at Indy and Iowa have been offset in the standings a bit by crashes that prevented him from finishing four races. Dixon, who just signed a contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing, has been about flawless this season. At 38, heÂs leading the series in pursuit of his fifth IndyCar title. Dixon has three wins this season and leads Rossi by 46 points in the standings.AUTO RACINGPower goes for 3rd straight win at Pocono to aid title shot adno=50539770Will Power looks out from his pit box before a practice session for SundayÂs IndyCar series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Long Pond, Pa. [AP PHOTO/MATT SLOCUM]
BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK Â€ LAKE PLACID Â€ SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, August 19, 2018 By ANNA HELHOSKINerdWalletOnly a few weeks Â„ or maybe even days Â„ remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow. Here are four resources to Â“ nd a scholarship to help pay for college before classes begin.1. YOUR COLLEGEÂS FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENTContact your schoolÂs Â“ nancial aid department to Â“ nd out if any institutional scholarships are left. There may be money left behind from a student who decided not to attend. Or a Â“ nancial aid department may have inside information on available award opportunities. At the University of San Francisco, Christopher Simpson, associate director of the schoolÂs Â“ nancial aid and veteran student services, recently heard from an administrator at the East Bay College Fund. The nonproÂ“ t couldnÂt Â“ nd a recipient that Â“ t its scholarshipÂs proÂ“ le: a student from Southern California attending a school in Northern California and not living on campus. ÂBy chance, I had a student who I could pass along the resource to,ÂŽ says Simpson.2. YOUR EMPLOYER OR YOUR PARENTSÂ EMPLOYERAsk your parents if their employers have scholarships available. One in 10 companies has employer-sponsored scholarship programs for members of their employeesÂ families, according to the 2018 Survey of BeneÂ“ ts by the Society for Human Resource Management, a trade association. If youÂre working yourself, even part-time, Â“ nd out if there is a scholarship program for employees.3. SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES AND CONTESTSFind late-deadline scholarships using search engines like the U.S. Department of LaborÂs CareerOneStop scholarship Â“ nder College Board 4 Places to Find Last-Minute Scholarships THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Nov. 9, 2017, le photo people walk by Old Main on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. Only a few weeks, or maybe even days, remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and The Nu-Hope Thrift Store celebrated its grand re-opening Monday at its new location, 3504 OfÂ“ ce Park Road in Sebring, behind DunkinÂ Donuts on U.S. 27 South. Included in the new store is a special area called ÂMarabel Man Cave.ÂŽ The store hours at the new location are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 863-314-4441.Nu-Hope Sebring Thrift Store reopens The new Nu-Hope Thrift Store of Sebring has relocated to 3504 O ce Park Road, behind DunkinÂ Donuts on U.S. 27 South. COURTESY PHOTONu-Hope of Highlands County board members were on hand Monday morning to cut the ribbon marking the re-opening of the agencyÂs thrift store. On hand are, from left, board members Robert Layne, Luis Fresquez and Shawn Martz along with Executive Director Ingra Gardner, and board members Jeri Canale and Cora Schwingel. BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Steve Marabel accepts a plaque in recognition of a new area in the Nu-Hope Thrift Store in Sebring. Ingra Gardner, executive director of Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, said the new area is called Marabel Man Cave. Using common social media tactics to subvert US electionsNEW YORK Â„ The latest efforts to disrupt the U.S. midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook reÂ“ ned by legitimate companies and organizations, but with a twist. Their aim is to draw in as many people as possible with emotional appeals and then spur them to action. In this case, though, the action is public protest rather than afÂ“ nity marketing, and the goal is to sow dissension rather than to build brand awareness.Turkish leader talks big, but can be pragmatic in crisesISTANBUL Â„ The Turkish president is handling the countryÂs currency crisis and feud with the United States with the same combative rhetoric that powered him through other grave challenges in his 16 years as the increasingly authoritarian leader of a key NATO ally. But Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also a pragmatist who badly needs a way out of a standoff that threatens his outsized ambitions for the once-thriving Turkish economy.Royal Bank of Scotland fined $4.9B for housing bubble roleRoyal Bank of Scotland will pay a $4.9 billion Â“ ne to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 Â“ nancial crisis. The Justice Department says in a statement Tuesday that the penalty is the largest it has imposed for Â“ nancial crisis-era misconduct at a single company.Home Depot roars back in the second quarterATLANTA Â„ Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, By SARAH SKIDMORE SELLThe Associated PressItÂs back-to-school time and letÂs face it Â„ education can be expensive. The College Board reports that the average cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-year college in the U.S. was $20,770 last year. And thatÂs just a starting point Â„ out-of-state tuition, private universities or graduate school can greatly increase that bill. Yet relatively few people are aware of 529 savings plans, which can help cover costs. A recent survey by Edward Jones found that 71 percent of Americans donÂt even know what they are. A 529 is a tax-advantaged investment plan that was originally designed to save for higher education expenses. Recent changes in the tax law have increased their Â” exibility, and they now may be used for private-school tuition from kindergarten through high school, or transferred to other accounts to pay expenses for disabled youths. HOW THEY WORK While anyone can set up a 529 plan, typically theyÂre opened by parents or grandparents with a child as the beneÂ“ ciary. Contributions to the plan grow free from federal income tax, and withdrawals are tax-free when used for qualiÂ“ ed expenses. It costs very little to get started and The 411 on 529sFew people are aware of 529 savings plans THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this May 10, 2018, le photo students walk near the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union building on the University of Cali fornia at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A 529 is a tax-advantaged investment plan that was originally designed to pay for higher ed ucation expenses. But recent changes the tax law have increased their exibility. They now may be used to pay for private-school tuiti on from kindergarten through high school or transferred to accounts to pay for expenses of disabled youth.SCHOLAR | 2D SAVINGS | 2D HIGHLIGHTS | 5D
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Big Future scholarship search tool, Scholarships. com, FastWeb, FinAid and PetersonÂs.You can Â“lter by due date or Â“nd ones that accept applications year-round. You may also search for scholarships on social channels, using hashtags. Monthly scholarship contests may pop up on search engines, too. TheyÂre simple to enter and often donÂt require an essay. Typically, awards are around $1,000. Never enter a contest or apply for a scholarship online if youÂre required to submit money or private information, like your Social Security number; that may signal a scam.4. LOCAL ORGANIZATIONSFind organizations in your hometown that award scholarships. These tend to be less competitive than national awards because recipients usually must be local. Start by inquiring with your high schoolÂs guidance ofÂ“ce or college career center to Â“nd community-based scholarships that have gone unclaimed. ÂLocal organizations often wonÂt have a recipient, so theyÂll extend their deadline and they donÂt always advertise that,ÂŽ says Jennifer Horner, director of Â“nancial aid at Eastern Connecticut State University in Windham, Connecticut. Reach out to community organizations, foundations and charities in your hometown or state to Â“nd out if they have scholarships still available. On scholarship search engines, you can usually Â“lter awards by geographic location to Â“nd nearby awards. You can also look for careeror major-related scholarships through professional associations and national student organizations. These may be tougher to get at the eleventh hour, but are still worth a shot.GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROWTo make the late-scholarship-application process easier, polish your resume and have a basic essay template on hand. The template should include information about yourself, why youÂre attending school and why you need the money. ÂIf you can have those things on hand, in your mind or written down somewhere, then in most cases youÂve got most of your essay done and youÂre just tying it back to the objective of that particular organization,ÂŽ says Simpson.WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A SCHOLARSHIPOnce you receive a scholarship award, contact your schoolÂs Â“nancial aid ofÂ“ce. Scholarship money is factored into your entire aid package. If you receive more gift aid than your determined Â“nancial need, it can impact need-based aid your receive and may even reduce institutional scholarships youÂve already been awarded. If you have student loans, a scholarship can help you lower how much you need to borrow. Ask your Â“nancial aid ofÂ“ce about returning loan money that could now be covered by your scholarship.MAKE A SCHOLARSHIP PLAN FOR NEXT YEARPlan ahead to apply for scholarships to pay for the spring semester or the next academic year. Apply for renewable and large-dollar scholarships to reap the biggest beneÂ“ts. Track upcoming deadlines so you wonÂt have to scramble for last-minute awards next year.SCHOLARFROM PAGE 1D often can be done online. ÂThere is no better place to save for college than a 529 college savings plan,ÂŽ said Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Â“nancial services in Fairfax, Virginia. The plans are run at the state level. While you donÂt need to use your stateÂs plan, there are sometimes state-level tax incentives for doing so. HOW TO USE THEM Money in these accounts can be used at virtually any accredited college in the country and may be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies or other expenses. They can also be used to pay for technical schools and other professional programs. The recent federal tax law overhaul expanded their use beyond higher education. Users can now withdraw up to $10,000 per year and per beneÂ“ciary to pay tuition expenses from kindergarten through 12th grade. It seems like a great option for families paying for private school. But not all states allow use of these accounts for K-12 expenses, so withdrawals might be exempt from federal tax but subject to state tax. Financial experts also recommend you think twice before doing so, because the primary beneÂ“t of a 529 plan is that the money grows on a tax-deferred basis. That means the money needs time to grow, Edelman said. Given the exorbitant cost of higher education, most families will Âneed to start putting money in when the baby is born and not touch it until the kid is a senior in college.ÂŽ Another new change for 2018 is that money in a 529 account can be rolled over penalty-free into an ABLE account. ABLE savings accounts are relatively new and look very similar to a 529, but the assets are used to help pay expenses for young people with disabilities. HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEM You donÂt have to be an expert to get started. The plans are professionally managed and sign up and investment choices are easy to manage, said Jim DiUlio, chair of the College Savings Plan Network. Starting early is best, but itÂs never too late to start, DiUlio said. ÂIf you have cash in hand in savings, those are dollars you donÂt have to borrow and pay for at the other end,ÂŽ DiUlio said. The savings can be transferred to another family member or you can use it yourself. But if you donÂt spend it on education, you will pay a penalty and taxes. Laurie Beth Baird, a wealth strategist for PNC Wealth Management, said that families worried about setting too much aside should aim to save 50 to 80 percent of their costs. Contribution limits are set at a state level but experts say itÂs not really an issue as the limits are rarely reached. And there is no limit on how many accounts may be set up per child, meaning anyone can help save.SAVINGSFROM PAGE 1D Your home equity could keep you aÂ”oat in retirement or bail you out in an emergency Â„ but not if you spend it Â“rst. U.S. homeowners are sitting on nearly $6 trillion of home value they could tap as of May 2018, according to data provider Black Knight. Lenders are eager to help many do just that through home equity loans, home equity lines of credit and cashout reÂ“nancing. The rates are often lower than other kinds of borrowing, and the interest may still be deductible, despite last yearÂs tax reform changes. But you can lose your home to foreclosure if you canÂt pay back the loan, which is why Â“nancial planners generally frown on using equity for luxuries, investing or consolidating credit card debt. Many planners point to the foreclosure crisis that started a decade ago as an example of what can go wrong when people binge on home equity debt. ÂHaving equity in your home is a huge Â“nancial advantage that can provide for signiÂ“cant Â”exibility, security and peace of mind,ÂŽ says Howard Pressman, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner in in Vienna, Virginia. ÂIt is not an ATM that can be used to supplement your lifestyle.ÂŽYOU MAY NEED THAT MONEY LATERRetirement experts predict many Americans will need to use home equity to support them when they stop working. They may do that by selling their homes and downsizing or by using a reverse mortgage, which doesnÂt require payments. Reverse mortgages give people 62 and older access to their equity through lump sums, lines of credit or a series of monthly checks, and the borrowed money doesnÂt have to be paid back until the owner sells, dies or moves out. Home equity also can be used to supplement emergency funds, planners say. 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LEGAL NOTICES Hi g hl an d s C ounty H osp i ta l Di str i ct AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT September 30, 2017 STATEMENT OF NET POSITION ASSETSCURRENT ASSETS C ash and Cash Equivalents $ 628,749 I nvestments, at Fair value 4,074,745 I nterest Receivable 20,203 P repaid Insurance 4,634 Total Current Assets 4,728,331 C APITAL ASSETS Capital Assets Not Being Depreciated 132,07 9 C apital Assets Net of Accumulated Deprecia t ion 855,825 Total Capital Assets 987,904 Total Assets 5,716,235 LIABILITIES AND NET POSITION CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ 6,351 Current Portion of Unearned Lease Revenue 430,53 7 Total Current Liabilities 436,888 L ONG-TERM LIABILITIES Unearned Lease Revenue Less Current Port ion 3,249,318 Total Liabilitie s 3 ,686,206 NET POSITION Investment in Capital Assets 987,904 Unrestricted 1,042,125 Total Net Position $ 2,030,029 STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENSES, AND CHANGES IN NET POSITION YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 O PERATING REVENUES L ease Revenue $ 483,870 O PERATING EXPENSES A dministrative and Fiscal Services 195,079 Insurance 6,360 D epreciation 117, 626 C ontributions 200,000 Total Operating Expenses 519,065 O PERATING LOSS (35,195) N ONOPERATING REVENUES Investment Income, Net of Investment Fees of $ 24,407 14,298 CHANGE IN NET POSITION ( 49,493) Net PositionÂ… October 1, 2016 $ 2,079,520 N ET POSITION Â… SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 $ 2,030,02 9 STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVIT IES Cash received from Lessee $ 320,000 C ash Payments to Suppliers for Goods and S ervices (198,693) C ash Payments for Contributions (200,000) Net cash Provided by Operating Activities (78,693) C ASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVIT IES Purchase of Investment Securities $ (1,471,044 ) P roceeds from Sale and Maturities of Investm ent Securities 1,260,000 E arnings on Investments 84,503 Fees for Investments (24,409) Net Cash Used by Investing Activities (150,950 ) N ET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (229,643) C ash and Cash Equivalents Â… Beginning of Y ear 858,392 C ASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS Â… END O F YEAR $628,749 R ECONCILIATION OF OPERATING LOSS T O NET CASH USE BY OPERATING ACT IVITIES Operating loss $ (35,195) A djustments to Reconcile Operating Loss to N et Cash Provided by Operating Activities: Lease Revenue Amortization (163,870 ) Depreciation 117,626 I ncrease in Prepaid Insurance (105) I ncrease in Accounts Payable 2,851 Net Cash Used by Operating Activities $(78,693 ) N ONCASH INVESTING CAPITAL, AND FIN ANCING ACTIVITIES Decrease in Fair Value of Investments $ (75,064 )August 19, 2018 INVITATION TO BID14 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Central Florida Health Care is soliciting bids for a qualified General Contractor to construct the expansion (4375 SF) of an existing structure located at 950 C.R. 17-A West in Avon Park Florida. The addition will house Pediatric Medical and Pediatric Dental services. A meeting will be held on August 28th at 10 AM at the Avon Park Clinic: 950 C.R. 17-A West A von Park, Florida The scope of the Project and a site walk thru will be conducted at the meeting. Sealed proposals will be received by Central Florida Health Care until 2:00PM September 21, 2018, at the Central Florida Health Care Administration Office, 47 5th Street, NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881, for the following: Avon Park Clinic Expansion Project Sincerely, Central Florida Health Care Lawrence Best Chief Operations Office 8/13/18 Aug. 17,18,19,20,21,22,23, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 15000556GCAXMX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2007-2 MORTGAGE LOAN A SSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 ELNORA SCOTT SANDERS et. a l ., D efendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuan t t o Order Rescheduling Foreclosure S ale dated June 28, 2018, entered i n Case No. 15000556GCAXMX of t he Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial C ircuit, in and for Highlands County, F lorida, wherein Deutsche Bank N ational Trust Company, as trustee for S axon Asset Securities Trust 2007-2 M ortgage Loan Asset Backed Certific ates, Series 2007-2is the Plaintiff a nd The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, G rantees, Assignees, Lienors, Credit ors, Trustees, and all other parties c laiming interest by, through, under or a gainst the Estate of Elnora Scott S anders a/k/a Elnora Sanders, D eceased; Zeeywue Hipps are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highe st and best bidder for cash at, the J ury Assembly Room in the basement o f the courthouse, 430 South Comm erce Ave, Sebring, FL 33870, beginn ing at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of A ugust, 2018, the following d escribed property as set forth in said F inal Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK ``FÂÂ, OF TULAN E SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE P LAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 1, PAGE 61-A, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the s urplus from the sale, if any, other t han the property owner as of the date o f the lis pendens must file a claim w ithin 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of July, 2018. Robert Germain e As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi S. Dassinger As Deputy Clerk I f you are a person with a disability w ho needs assistance in order to part icipate in a program or service of the S tate Courts System, you should cont act the Office of the Court Administ rator at (863)534-4686 (voice), ( 863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 9558 770 (Florida Relay Service), as much i n advance of your court appearance o r visit to the courthouse as possible. P lease be prepared to explain your f unctional limitations and suggest an a uxiliary aid or service that you believe w ill enable you to effectively particip ate in the court program or service. File #15-F01136 August 12, 19, 201 8 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2017-CA-000286 PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC; Plaintiff, vs. TRACY GROVER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, W HETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY GROVER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENA NT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor dance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 28, 2018, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, lcoated at 430 S. COMMERCE A VE., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870, at 11:00 AM on August 30, 2018 the following described property: LOT 1019, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 403 S. EGRET STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF A NY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: June 28, 2018 If you a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, please contact Court Administration at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving a notification of a scheduled court proceeding if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. Complete the Request for Accommodations Form and submit to 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 604, Tampa, FL 33602. ADA Coordination Help Line (813)272-7040; Hearing Impaired Line 1-800-9558771; Voice Impaired Line 1-800-9558770. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK CLERK: /s/ Robyn P. Durrance As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL) MLG NO.17-07660 August 12, 19, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 WORKERS NEEDED J BO Harvesting, Inc. is seeki ng 25 people for temporary n ursery work, Zolfo Springs FL 0 9/01/2018 to 06/30/2019. A pplicants must be able to perf orm all aspects of nursery work $ 11.29 an hr. is guaranteed. 3 /4 of contract guaranteed. W ork tools, supplies, and equipm ent will be provided at no cost t o the worker. Free housing, for t hose that cannot reasonably r eturn to their permanent resid ence at the end of each worki ng day. Transportation and s ubsistence expenses to the w orksite will be provided or paid b y the employer upon complet ion of 50% of the work cont ract. All applicants will have to c omplete an interview before e mployment is granted. For m ore information, contact F lorida Department of Economic O pportunity, Office of Workforce S ervices, Alien Labor Certificat ion Program, Caldwell Building, M SC-G300, 107 East Madison S t.,Tallahassee, Florida 323994 140 (850) 921-3207 or Jesus B arajas @ 863-273-8870 ment ion job number FL10731663. 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, MÂ…F, 5 amÂ…1 pm or 1 pmÂ… 9 pm., $8.10/Hr.Contact Dwight Myers 863-661-3369 M-F 9 amÂ…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 (ÂAÂŽ & ÂBÂŽ licÂs.) $23.20$31.98/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator II (ÂB/BÂŽ licÂs.) $20.98$28.93/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator I (ÂC/CÂŽ licÂs.) $20.05$27.64/hr + benefits. Performing and organizing department O & M. Water & WW FL operator licenses, or for UOII/SUO can obtain both ÂBÂŽ 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 Seizethesales withClassified! ExpÂd Concrete Workers Must have knowledge in field & valid FL DriverÂs License. Pay based on experience. Email resume/contact info: email@example.com ExpÂd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org HELPWANTED2001 HARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL ÂBÂŽ CDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.52-$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $11.72 $16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL ) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr.+ ben. pkg. Courier (FL DL) $9.62 $13.26/hr. + ben. pkg. Positions include 100% paid Health Insurance for Employee Coverage. Job descriptions @ www.hardeecounty.net w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. HARVE S TER S NEEDED H arvester needs 127 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus and peaches, 09-24-18 to 0 6-07-19. The employer is H ays Harvesting, Inc. and $ 11.29 per hour is guaranteed, h owever, during the harvest and p re-harvest, workers may be p aid various piece rates dependi ng upon crop activity and varie ty, but will be guaranteed $ 11.29 per hour. Worksites are in Collier, DeSoto, Highlands, Ind ian River, Okeechobee, Osceo la, and St. Lucie counties, F lorida. Employer will guarantee t he opportunity for work for the h ourly equivalent of 3/4 of the h ours of the work period. The e mployer will provide the work t ools, supplies and equipment at n o cost to the worker. Housing w ill be provided for individual w orkers outside normal comm uting distance. For workers r esiding beyond normal comm uting distances, reasonable t ransportation and subsistence e xpenses to the worksite will be p rovided or paid by the emp loyer after completion of 50% o f the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Car eer Center office located at 2 160 NE Roan Ave., Arcadia, FL 3 4266 Â… Telephone: 863-9931 008 ext. 231 using job listing number FL10742218. FT Housekeeper~ For Condo Complex. Sat. +2 week days; 8a-4p; Apply at: 124 Lake Drive Blvd., Sebring. Maintenance Manager Electrical, Plumbing & AC experience needed; Clean, valid FL DriverÂs Lic required. Call 863-243-9046or email@example.com 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 863-655-1841 Fax 863-655-1958 Pearts Second Chance LLCNow Hiring: FT Driver W/clean Class A CDL & 2+yrs verifiable exp. FL Southeast region. Call 863-214-0969 HELPWANTED2001 WORKERS NEEDED 1 8 workers needed for Perez C itrus, Inc. for citrus harvesti ng from 09/14/18 to 0 6/01/19. Workers will be paid $ 0.70+ per 85lb field box, but w ill be guaranteed $11.29 per h our. Job location is in East Cent ral Florida. This job opportunity i s temporary, 36 hours per w eek guaranteeing at least 3/4 o f the time offered. Free housi ng is provided to workers who c annot reasonably return to their p ermanent residence at the end o f the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to t he work site will be provided by t he employer upon completion o f 50% of the work contract. T ools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job o rder holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 Job order 10737449 STAFF ASST. II, CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY ED (FT) Application deadline: 9/2/18. Please visit http://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position announcement. 863-784-7132. EA/EO VETÂS PREF. FULL-TIME POSITION VACANICES Administrative Assistant, Student Services Dual Enrollment and Advising Office ManagerApplication deadline: 8/29/18 Visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132 EA/EO/VET PREF PT Truck DriverÂs Helper~Must be able to lift 50+lbs; have own transportation & pass Level II background check. Starting pay: $11/hr. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com August 19, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5Recession, several lenders allowed people to borrow over 100 percent of their homeÂs value. These days, the maximum is typically 80 percent. (Black Knight used this 80 percent loan-to-value standard to calculate how much tappable equity people have, based on current home values and existing home loans. The answer: $5.8 trillion.) Homeowners would be smart, though, to set their own limits lower to ensure they still have access to equity in an emergency and are able to pay off all of their mortgage debt before retirement.IS THE POTENTIAL BENEFIT WORTH THE RISK?Financial planners generally frown on using equity for luxuries such as vacations, high-risk ventures such as investing in the stock market or starting a business, or for debts that should be paid off more quickly. (The typical mortgage lasts 30 years, while home equity loans and lines of credit can stretch for 20 or more years.) ÂIf the money is being used to pay down credit cards or buy a car, then think twice about doing it at all,ÂŽ says Monica Dwyer, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner in West Chester, Ohio. ÂThose kinds of debts should be paid off in the short term, not with long-term borrowing.ÂŽ Many people use home equity to pay college bills for their kids, but planners urge caution since itÂs easy to overspend on higher education. In general, parents shouldnÂt borrow more for college than they can pay off before retirement, and the debt shouldnÂt prevent them from saving enough for that retirement. Federal education loans may be a better option, since they have Â“xed rates and consumer protections such as forbearance and deferral. Investing in home improvements can be a good use of home equity, Â“nancial planners say, as long as the projects add value to the home. (The IRS has said that interest on home equity borrowing may still be deductible if the taxpayer itemizes deductions and the money is used to Âbuy, build or substantially improve the taxpayerÂs home that secures the loan.ÂŽ) Even then, Kristin Sullivan, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner in Denver, likes her clients to have a plan to pay off the loan within Â“ve years. ThatÂs Âa reasonable time period to pay off something you donÂt really need,ÂŽ she says.HOMEFROM PAGE 2D bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The worldÂs biggest home improvement retailer boosted its fullyear proÂ“t and revenue forecasts Tuesday. Higher mortgage rates combined with steadily rising real estate prices have dampened home sales this summer despite the robust economy and job market, but Americans continue to plow money into the places where they live.EPA challenged rationale for administration mileage freezeWASHINGTON (AP) Â„ Internal documents show the Environmental Protection Agency privately questioned the Trump administrationÂs Â“nding that freezing Obama-era mileage standards would make drivers safer. In announcing the mileage proposal, the administration said the freeze would save 1,000 lives a year. But in a June email, the EPA told the Department of Transportation that it would slightly increase highway deaths.German economy defies trade gloom with strong growthBERLIN (AP) Â„ OfÂ“cial data show that the German economy accelerated slightly in the second quarter to grow by 0.5 percent compared with the previous threemonth period, performing a little better than economists had expected. GermanyÂs economy, EuropeÂs biggest, grew 0.4 percent in the Â“rst quarter Â„ a Â“gure that was revised upward Tuesday from the initial reading of 0.3 percent given in May. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent increase this time.Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmorNEW YORK Â„ CocaCola is taking an ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor. ItÂs the latest move by the worldÂs biggest soda maker to diversify its offerings and keep up with changing tastes. The company also owns Powerade, while rival PepsiCo makes the more popular Gatorade.Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through TmallNEW YORK Â„ Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba. ItÂs the latest move by the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain to boost its digital business as it works to catch up with Walmart and Amazon. com, which bought grocer Whole Foods last year. In recent months, Kroger launched an online delivery service, upped its investment in a British online grocer and agreed to buy a meal-kit company.Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match GroupNEW YORK Â„ The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, Â“led a lawsuit Tuesday against IAC/ InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly bilking them by manipulating Â“nancial information to create a lowball estimate of TinderÂs value. They are seeking at least $2 billion in the lawsuit against Match and IAC, which is controlled by media mogul Barry Diller. IAC and Match are calling the lawsuit Âmeritless.ÂŽHIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1D By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make ÂIÂm quittingÂŽ some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear. Staff turnover is a fact of life, but itÂs particularly painful at small companies competing with larger businesses for workers. Owners learn they must make staff retention efforts a priority Â„ including mentoring or changing workplace policies Â„ and do some soul-searching if turnover increases. When Â“ve out of 22 staffers left Dash Design last year, owner David Ashen understood that some naturally wanted to move on to new challenges. But he also discovered after talking to employees that they felt the culture in his New York-based interior design company had changed since he brought in a new business partner. Ashen realized he needed to help employees feel more connected to the business, and focused on mentoring younger staffers. ÂWe ask them, where do you want to be in six months or three years, and create a path to do that. When we failed to do that, people were less satisÂ“ed in their work,ÂŽ he says. Ashen has also started letting workers have Â”exible schedules and bring their dogs to the ofÂ“ce. Many companies Â“nd that a staff can be stable for some time, and then several employees leave at once. And with fewer employees, small businesses arenÂt as able as big corporations to shufÂ”e assignments when people leave. At The SEO Works, a digital marketing company in ShefÂ“eld, Britain, Â“ve staffers out of 30 left in a short period last year for a mix of professional and personal reasons, managing director Ben Foster says. When staffers who are on teams leave, co-workers can pitch in while a replacement is hired, Foster says. But when employees who work by themselves quit, the managing director Âjust had to step up and take on two roles,ÂŽ he says. The company has been changing its policies to try to improve retention, and recently also introduced Â”ex time. Owners Â“nd that one big thing they can do is be clear with younger workers who want to know thereÂs a chance for them to grow and develop new skills. Jeff Rizzo and business partner Matt Ross aim for each of their 10 staffers at product review website RIZKNOWS to understand what they need to do to win a promotion or a raise. ÂIf employees do not see a clear career path or opportunity for advancement, chances are theyÂll look elsewhere after a year or two,ÂŽ Rizzo says. Many of the employees at the Reno, Nevadabased company have been hired straight out of college. Rizzo is philosophical about young people wanting to try something new eventually Â„ but, he says, ÂweÂre going to Â“ght like heck to keep them.ÂŽ Companies that want to reduce turnover need to let employees know theyÂre valued and that what they do matters, says Leigh Branham, owner of Keeping the People, a human resources consultancy. ÂPeople want to feel their job is meaningful,ÂŽ Branham says. He suggests telling staffers, ÂI want you to know why you do what you do Â„ and why itÂs important to this company.ÂŽ Staffers also need regular feedback, and not have to wait for an anxiety-provoking annual review, says Nina Velasquez, a senior vice president at North 6th Agency, a public relations Â“rm based in New York and with ofÂ“ces in Toronto and Boulder, Colorado. North 6th Agency gives its nearly 60 employees monthly feedback that is intended to be part of their training and development. The company also has a rewards system allowing staffers to accumulate points in return for good performance. The points can be redeemed for perks including cash, commuting passes, Turnover: Preventing it and dealing with the aftermath THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, photo Dash DesignÂs founder David Ashen works in his oce in New York. When ve out of 22 staers left Dash Design last year, owner Ashen understood that some naturally wanted to move on to a new challenge. But he also discovered after talking to employees that they felt the culture in his New York-based interior design company had changed since he brought in a new business partner. Ashen sought help from a team-building expert to help employees feel more connected to the business, and he focused on mentoring younger staers.TURN | 6D BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Kent 26ÂŽ Bike~ MenÂs or womenÂs, 7 speed, shimano gears, $25. 863-414-2345 OUTDOOR LIVING6161 Patio Chairs~ PVC, white with pink mulit cushions. $25863-453-7810 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 Â€ 322-6709 minimagicyorkie.com MISC. PETS6234 Tame Crested Geckos~ M & F (pregnant) w/cage & all accessories. $50 for male; $65 for female. 772-971-0707 APPLIANCES6250 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted Kenmore Chest Freezer~ black vinyl. Exc. cond! $100.863-453-7810 Kenmore Washer/Dryer f ront l oading, champagne color, like new! $400 set. 863-453-7810 W asher, G E with metal tub, like new condition, white, $175.00 239-603-2141 W asher, G E with metal tub, like new condition, white, $175.00 239-603-2141 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! 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 M auso l eum C rypt~ L a k ev i ew Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Garden Bldg. 1, North Wall; level 3 (touch level). 2 crypts, 2 caskets, incl. opening & closing crypts. $10k. 315-386-5264 EmployClassified! Aerator Water Filter~ big w/float switch. Brand new in box! $285 772-971-0707 Window AC unit ~Sears 15,000 btu. Like New! 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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | August 19, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com groceries and time off. Small businesses that hire freelancers, particularly those that donÂt offer steady work, also struggle with turnover. TrivWorks, which runs trivia contests for corporate entertainment and team-building exercises, uses freelancers to emcee and produce between 50 and 100 events a year. The events require skills like running something akin to a game show, and the people who have them are hard to Â“nd, owner David Jacobson says. His approach is to treat these workers as if they were employees. ÂI pay excellent wages, work to advance their career goals/development, and will basically bend over backward to keep them happy,ÂŽ says Jacobson, who is based in Los Angeles and also has events in New York. When staffers say theyÂre leaving, some owners will try to persuade them to stay, offering money or beneÂ“ts like Â”extime and working remotely. Sometimes it works, but Casey Hill, who uses freelance artists, graphic designers and videographers for his board game manufacturer, Hill Gaming Co., finds the opposite is true. ÂBy the time staffers inform you they are leaving, 95 percent of the time it is too late,ÂŽ says Hill, whose company is based in Camarillo, California. His suggestion: Always know what your next step is when a worker leaves. Hill has a team of three or four backups, and he also hires people who have multiple skill sets. ÂWe need to have cross-pollination of skills so we donÂt have substantial downtime on products,ÂŽ he says.TURNFROM PAGE 5DBUSINESS NEWS BRIEFS Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location historySAN FRANCISCO Â„ Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its ÂLocation HistoryÂŽ setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off Location History.Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveriesSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Â„ Kroger is testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars near Phoenix. The biggest U.S. grocery chain began the project Thursday at a FryÂs supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. Shoppers can order groceries online or via a mobile app for same-day or next-day delivery to their home. After the order is placed, a driverless vehicle delivers the groceries curbside, requiring customers to be present to fetch them.Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlookNEW YORK Â„ Walmart raised its Â“nancial outlook for the year after beating Wall StreetÂs expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares rose nearly 10 percent. 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