Highlands News-Sun VOL. 99 | NO. 247 | $1.00 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Lottery ...................... Sports TodayÂs Woman .................. B1 Viewpoints ....................... A4 Classified ....................... B4-5 Comics ................. News Wire Local Sports .................... A6-7 Weather ................ News WireGood morning To Lorelei Dehne Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSunAP City Council candidate claims records purposely deletedBy MARC VALEROStaff WriterAVON PARK Â„ City Council candidate Maria Sutherland believes City Attorney Glinda Pruitt has been evasive in providing public records requests concerning the browser history on her computer. Sutherland sent an email on Aug. 28 to Mayor Garrett Anderson stating that it seems the City Attorney is the only executive level employee that knowingly and purposely deletes records before they can be requested. ÂHer non-transparent practice is concerning in that one cannot know if she is also deleting other records,ÂŽ she said. ÂI have asked for these records three separate times with different approaches. By now, she should have at least erred on the side of caution so not to have the appearance of hiding public records from the public.ÂŽ An email from Kyle Lynn of Sebring Computers to City Clerk Juana Ayala states that he ran software to retrieve the browser history on the city attorneyÂs computer and it did not come up with any results. The computer may have been set to clear the browser history each time the browser is closed, Lynn wrote. ÂI do not know of any City policy preventing this practice and have not been instructed to prevent this,ÂŽ Lynn said. ÂAlso, there is no city wide software or cache/ SUTHERLAND PRUITTParkway Phases 2, 3 moving forwardBy PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ Residents may get to see Sebring Parkway completely Â“nished within the next couple of years. An agreement with the City of Sebring is all that stands in the way of getting bids to start work on Parkway Phase 2 from Youth Care Lane south to U.S. 27. Meanwhile, road base is in place to begin laying asphalt on Phase 3. County Engineer Clinton Howerton Jr. said heÂs working on an interlocal agreement with the city of Sebring to relocate utilities for Phase 2. He hopes to see that approved today by both the Sebring City Council and the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners. Once thatÂs done, he can requests bids from contractors to build the rest of that section of Parkway, in hopes of awarding that bid within the next month or two. In addition to moving utilities, the work will involve making the road move smoothly over the CSX Railroad crossing; improving intersections at Youth Care Lane, DeSoto Road and U.S. 27, as well as installing a trafÂ“c roundabout at the northwest entrance to Highlands Regional Medical Center. Meanwhile, Howerton said county road crews will soon begin, if they havenÂt already, putting down the Â“rst layer of asphalt on Parkway Phase 3, at least to hold the road base in place. ÂIt looks like a ÂroadÂ through most of it now,ÂŽ Howerton said Thursday. The four-lane divided road Â„ currently shell, clay and other road base Â„ extends north from the 90-degree turn on Phase 1 and comes out in a simple 90-degree intersection at Memorial Drive, where the county plans to install a roundabout. When asked when crews will start laying that out, Howerton said he wants to Â“nish work on other parts as much as he can and save the roundabout until after school ends next summer Â„ to have a LP railroad crossing to be safer for kids Interlake Boulevard crossing detour aheadBy KIM LEATHERMAN Staff WriterLAKE PLACID Â„ Parents will be happy to see the repairs done to the railroad crossing at Interlake Boulevard (near Hickory Road) on Sept. 8. These much-needed repairs will make the walk to and from school safer for the youngsters in town who do not ride buses. Motorists will also beneÂ“t from the improvements with a much smoother ride. There will be a detour around the railroad crossing on that day. The town council received a grant from the Florida Department of TransportationÂs Small County Outreach Program grant for the 2015 grant cycle. The town was awarded $655,000 originally to pave a sizable portion of Interlake Boulevard. Town Administrator Phil Williams asked for additional funds to include repairing and repaving the ROAD and railway crossing that intersects Interlake Boulevard. FDOT granted another $89,668. The total granted was an impressive $744,668 to repave Interlake Boulevard from DeVane Circle to U.S. 27. According to Williams, the FDOT wanted to get the railroad crossing done while the road was being done. The paving of the townÂs road should be any day after Sept. 8. Williams said that this upgraded project is just a part of the overall plans for Interlake Boulevard improvements. Williams applied for another FDOT grant to fund the South Central Florida ExpressÂ Lake East Drive railroad crossing. He cited the need because of the high pedestrian count in the area walking to the schools. There are no connecting sidewalks at that crossing; children have to walk 211 feet in trafÂ“c to get to the sidewalk on either side. The approach and decent is teeth and car jarring. FDOT did not fund the project during this grant cycle but he said he is undeterred. He will apply for a grant every year. He agreed with FDOT that the cities who received the funds had competitive projects and needed the money for them. Race Week rentalsHome rentals host race teams, out-of-townersBy MELISSA MAINStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ Thousands of visitors will be pouring into Sebring to celebrate race week, which is scheduled for March 1316, and professional race teams and celebrities will need a place to stay. Since there are not enough hotel rooms in Highlands County to Â“ll the demand, especially with the Kenilworth closing, local homes are needed to host teams. Gary and Heidi Graves provide a solution by connecting with professional U.S. and European teams and Â“nding out how many rooms are needed and how long the teams plan to stay. In addition to professional race teams, the Graves also work with well-known celebrities, who wish to remain anonymous, and determine what type of housing meets their requirements. With the needs of the teams and celebrities Â“rmly in mind, the Graves search for houses in the local area that provide a private place to relax and unwind between grueling racing sessions. In 2018, the Graves rented 152 homes to race teams and celebrities. This year, the couple have 187 homes currently under contract as of Aug. 29, but they project that they will need at least 200 more. This past April, shortly after the 12 Hours of Sebring had ended, a European rental agency from France and Germany came over to evaluate the ofÂ“ce and view the homes that are in our rental pool, Gary Graves said. Motorsports agencies from France and Germany have also been in contact with the Graves, evaluating their business and securing rentals for the 2019 season. ÂMy wife and I went to Europe shortly thereafter and were invited to view their racing facilities,ÂŽ Graves said. Since the business has picked up so much this past year, GravesÂ wife retired from her nursing job to help out with the business. Many homeowners ask, ÂWhat about accidents in our home or property damage when it is rented?ÂŽ ÂIf there is a slip or a fall in a home or the home is damaged, your homeownerÂs insurance would probably not cover that, but my umbrella liability insurance will,ÂŽ Gary Graves said. The demand for houses is increasing because the World Endurance Championship is returning to Sebring in 2019. There are 36 full-season entries in the WECÂs Super Season. ÂThey will be having WEC teams racing on Friday, and the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday,ÂŽ Graves said. President of the International Motor Sports Association Scott Atherton stated, ÂThere has been a lot of speculation surrounding the initial announcement of this combined event, but we always believed we could all Â“nd solutions to the many questions and challenges that needed to be addressed to host two world-class events on one weekend. And thatÂs exactly what we did. ÂIn the weeks and months ahead, we know this spirit of cooperation will continue as we complete the process of planning what promises to be an unprecedented showcase of sports car endurance racing for the fans Â„ and competitors in each championship,ÂŽ Atherton stated. More racing and more fans translates into the need for more local housing. ÂI look for clean, comfortable, privately-owned homes within 20 minutes of the track,ÂŽ Graves said. However, Spring Lake COURTESY PHOTOSHeidi and Gary ÂCotyÂŽ Graves in front of a sample rental home. The husband and wife team rent local homes to professional race teams. The annual event at Sebring International Raceway will be on March 13-16, but teams usually arrive in advance to prepare for the event. Extensive preparation is required to host professional race teams for the annual Sebring races. Gary and Heidi Graves have a dedicated oce where they coordinate the needs of the teams with the available host homes. Jeanette Donahoe has worked with Deluxe Country Club Villas LLC for the past 18 years, renting her home to race teams for the 12 Hours of Sebring. RECORDS | 5A PARKWAY | 5A RENTALS | 5A
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The word umbrella comes from the Latin word Âumbros,ÂŽ which means shade or shadow. 2. Modern day widespread acceptance of umbrellas started to spread across Europe in the mid-18th century. Up until that point, umbrellas were viewed as a female fashion accessory. 3. The Â“ rst man who publicly carried an umbrella was Englishman Jonas Hanway. His inÂ” uence Â“ nally introduced the umbrella to the male population of England, and soon after, the entire world. 4. Modern day umbrellas are strikingly similar in their design to the models that were used in ancient Greece and Rome. 5. Currently there are many types of umbrellas on the market Â„ traditional, automatic, compact, bubble, storm and crutch umbrellas (they can serve as a walking stick or cane). Source: umbrellahistory. net .New recommendations for car seat usageBy KIM LEATHERMAN Staff WriterLAKE PLACID Â„ The American Academy of Pediatrics set out new recommendations for children using car seats and published them on Aug. 30. Newborns to youngsters who are 4 feet, 9 inches, roughly about 8 to 12 years of age, should be in a car seat or booster seat. Sgt. Mostyn Mullins and Lt. Mark Schneider head up the child car seat safety program at the Lake Placid Police Department. They are currently the only certiÂ“ ed car seat technicians in Highlands County. They are certiÂ“ ed by Occupant Protection Resource Center that is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. The AAP noted that most of the information will remain the same but questionable science data made the organization take a second look at their guidelines and make recommendations accordingly. ÂThe biggest difference with the new guidelines are that the AAP used to recommend that infants ride in cars rear facing until they 2 years old,ÂŽ Mullins said. ÂNow, they want to use the weight and height speciÂ“ cations that the car seat set by the manufacturer. Basically, they are trying to keep the kids in rear facing car seats longer because it is safest.ÂŽ By dropping the age restriction and opting for the size and weight set by the manufacturer, most children will be rear facing longer than age two. Dr. Benjamin D. Hoffman, reported the same thing in an article he wrote for the AAP Journal. He said motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for children under the age of 4. Hoffman shared that using car seats properly, death and serious injuries can be decreased by 70 percent. These are the new recommendations from the American Association of pediatrics website (aap. com): Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more. Once they are facing forward, children should use a forward-facing car safety seat with a harness for as long as possible, until they reach the height and weight limits for their seats. Many seats can accommodate children up to 65 pounds or more. When children exceed these limits, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicleÂs lap and shoulder seat belt Â“ ts properly. This is often when they have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years old. When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection. All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection. ÂAll of the trainers from OPRC have been telling the technicians the same thing already,ÂŽ Mullins said. He also said that it was important to note that these are recommendations and not necessarily the law. They are guidelines and best practices. Check the laws for states where you travel. He also said that high-priced car seats are usually not better than more economical ones and they all have to pass the same standards. The car seat program at LPPD has resource information and free car seats. Mullins or Schneider can show parents how to properly install a car seat. To reach the ofÂ“ cers call 863Â…699Â…3757. COURTESY PHOTO/SAFEKIDS.ORGThe child in this car seat shows a welltting car seat harness. Memorial Drive closing for workDetours set, trucks advised to avoidBy PHIL ATTINGERStaff WriterAVON PARK Â„ Trucks running between Sebring to Avon Park may want to avoid Memorial Drive for the next couple of months. The city of Avon Park will close Memorial Drive between the intersections of Jo Hilton Street and Washington Street from today, Sept. 4, to Sept. 18. Work crews will be replacing three manholes which have had structural problems and have been collapsing from under the roadway, causing bad potholes. Crews put road Â“ ll into the holes on Thursday, but are preparing to make a more permanent solution. Detour signs will be posted, directing people west to South Carolina Avenue by way of Ben Hicks Street and Washington Street. Those residential streets will not be good for larger trucks, especially semi-trailers. Those drivers are advised to divert to U.S. 27 by using either College Drive or Davis Citrus Road, a shell road. Truck drivers are advised to use caution on U.S. 27, however, as the Florida Department of Transportation is still making improvements to turn lanes in the area of Main Street.County road work advisories issuedSpecial to Highlands News-SunHighlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: U.S. 98 at Garden Terrace in Spring Lake: Crews are constructing a new treatment plant including a new driveway connection to U.S. 98. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. U.S. 98 at Haywood Taylor: Crews will be repairing pavement in this area. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently throughout the week of Sept. 3. Watch for Â” aggers and construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway. U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from U.S. 27 to Self Avenue: Crews are replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on U.S. 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, U.S. 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on S.R. 64 from Self Avenue to U.S. 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on U.S. 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on S.R. 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing trafÂ“ c separators, sidewalks, trafÂ“ c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on U.S. 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane Â” agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/ overnight hours on U.S. 27 and S.R. 64. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on U.S. 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane Â” agging operations on S.R. 64 during the daytime. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. All U.S. 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 U.S. 27 are closed to trafÂ“ c. The entrance to Locke Street on southbound U.S. 27 will be closed to trafÂ“ c once Kersey Street and Prairie Street are opened. South Hart Avenue on eastbound S.R. 64 is closed to trafÂ“ c. Please follow detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Motorists should expect partial lane closures at the intersection of U.S. 27 and S.R. 64 from Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9. Please follow Â” agger direction and use caution in the construction zone. U.S. 27 in front of Home Depot: Crews will be repairing ditch structure that has major erosion issues. Crews will be closing lanes intermittently through the end of August. There will be a crane brought in to reset existing structure. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the southbound lane in front of Home Depot. U.S. 27 at East Interlake Boulevard/C.R. 621 and U.S. 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 installing concrete on crosswalk ramps and sidewalk. 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. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in the work zone. Estimated completion is summer 2018, weather permitting. Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC is the contractor. 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. Use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway. U.S. 17 (Lakeview Drive) between Kenilworth Boulevard and South Pine Street: Beginning after Labor Day, Sept. 3, watch for southbound, right hand lane closures as crews rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/ set new poles. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway. adno=3595197 Proudly Serving Highlands County Â3ÂŽ GREAT VENUES! EXPIRES 9/30/18$1800GOLFper person Incl. tax. EXPIRES 9/30/18$14000SUMMER 10-PLAY CARDIncl. tax. EXPIRES 9/30/18$10009 HOLES ANYTIMEper person Incl. tax. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 4, 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 SUNANOTHER 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.Affordably achievableRegulations, proposed rules, market forces and environmental consciousness have signiÂ“cantly reduced AmericaÂs reliance on coal as a power-plant fuel. As a result, emissions have been reduced, energy producers have shifted to cleaner fuels and fewer earth-warming gases have been emitted. All good, all progress. Yet President Donald Trump is expected to announce policy changes that threaten to erode that progress and result in higher levels of greenhouse-gas emissions Â„ especially from coal. No surprise. Trump campaigned against policies intended to reduce emissions and encourage power companies to use cleaner fuels; whatÂs more, his acting administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency and the head of its clean air ofÂ“ce were longtime lobbyists for coal interests and polluting industries. According to advance news coverage, the EPA and the president seek to weaken rules contained in the Clean Power Plan, the Â“rst federal initiative to limit carbon-based pollution from power plants. That plan, developed by the Obama administration, was challenged in court and remains unenforced. The new plan would change rules intended to require utilities to upgrade older plants more quickly and thoroughly; it would also defer to states whether and how they regulate carbon dioxide emissions. These changes are on top of efforts by the administration to push electric-grid operators to purchase power from struggling coal plants. All bad, all retreat. The combination of factors that has led to less consumption of coal has, indeed, had economic impacts. About 40 percent of the coal-Â“red plants in the United States have been closed or will be shut down. Mine production has diminished as well. But the need for power generation has continued to rise, creating new opportunities for job creation in the process. In Florida, a low-regulation state, the largest provider of electricity Â„ Florida Power & Light Â„ has met increased demands without using coal. In fact, earlier this year, FPL closed its last coal-Â“red plant in Florida. FPL has shifted some 70 percent of its fuel to natural gas, which creates lower emissions, and invested in largescale solar operations. The investor-owned utility has taken those steps while maintaining consumer costs lower than the national average. In other words, progress on emissions can be affordably achieved. A national policy retreat and favors for coal would effectively punish FPL and other progressive power companies Â„ and their customers Â„ for investing in cleaner fuels and newer plants that lower emissions. An editorial from the Ocala Star Banner. Get out of debt with this suggestionOne of lifeÂs really amazing facts is that we each have a unique Â“ngerprint. I mean, think about it. There are currently about 7.6 billion people on the planet and each of us have our very own, individual Â“ngerprint. That is simply amazing! It brings up a lot of questions, none of which are going to be asked or answered today. Rather than philosophical, we are going practical today. In addition to an individual Â“ngerprint, we each have some sort of weakness in our life. For some itÂs anger, for others itÂs procrastination, for many itÂs money, or better said, the inability to handle it properly. This is the one upon which we will park today. Speaking from experience, there are few things more stressful than the pressures that come with bad Â“nancial decisions and their ramiÂ“cations. The pivot point for me came at a time in my life when I came to the realization that something had to change because the way in which we were making decisions wasnÂt working. At just the right time, we ran across Dave Ramsey and ÂFinancial Peace University.ÂŽ His teachings and programs literally changed our lives. IÂd like to share some of the things our family learned. Before we get there, though, I think it would be appropriate to issue a disclaimer: You are not going to like some of the suggestions, I can guarantee it. It is at that point that you will have to decide whether or not you are tired enough of the way things have been to Â“nally make a change. If you are, IÂm sure you will see their value and purpose. This list of suggestions comes from daveramsey.com, from an article titled, Â25 Ways to Get Out of Debt.ÂŽ They are not in any particular order. Here we go. Start couponing, but make sure they are for items you already purchase. Try consignment shopping, particularly for your younger kids because they grow out of their clothes so quickly. Explore sites like thredUp and Swap.com. Prepare yourself because the next few suggestions may seem like absolute craziness. Cut the cable and stop going out to eat. There are lots of options available these days and rather than pay the cable company, you can put that $100/month toward paying off some debt. Eating out allows you to avoid cooking at home but it also squeezes your wallet or purse. Break up with your barista. Dave Ramsey puts it this way, ÂIf you donÂt know where all your money is going each month, weÂre pretty sure your favorite coffee shop can locate it for you.ÂŽ WeÂll wrap this up with three more ÂoutrageousÂŽ suggestions. The Â“rst of these is to learn to say, ÂNo!ÂŽ This has to become a staple in your vocabulary. Love it. Embrace it. Tell your kids you are on a budget. Be honest with them about what you can and canÂt afford. Keep in mind that you are establishing a legacy for your children and family. ThereÂs a saying that goes, ÂA borrower is slave to the lender.ÂŽ (DonÂt tell anyone but itÂs in the Bible ... shhhh.) If youÂve ever been in debt, you know how true this is. Take it from someone who knows, every single sacriÂ“ce you make on your way to becoming debt-free is absolutely worth it! And, you can do it! Mike Lee is a teacher and coach. More information at www.simpleelifecoach.com.NEVER A DULL MOMENTMike Lee YOUR VIEW Fogged lights a big problemSgt. Sides discussed the absence of headlights during a rain storm. Yes, this makes for poor visualization of these cars. He needed to go one step further with his comments. He needed to point out all of the cars in Highlands County that have fogged over headlight lenses. Some of these carsÂ lighting is reduced a lot more than 50 percent. Hey folks, a few pennies and some elbow grease will help resolve this problem. CÂmon, letÂs get with it and make for a safer driving environment.David Parks SebringFit for a presidentWatch Senator John McCainÂs funeral. Fit for a president.Joseph V. Alviano SebringBack the candidate with a planI wonder how a governor could turn Florida into a socialist state. Some would say that since Bernie Sanders likes Mr. [Andrew] Gillum, that Florida will become a socialist state if Mr. Gillum is elected governor. Remember when former President Obama was elected and many Republicans said he was going to take away all our guns. Did that happen? As in the federal level, there is a legislature and judicial system that provides checks and balances in Florida. If we look at the backers of [Ron] DeSantis, are we going to Â“nd big sugar, Duke Energy or Monsanto? Should we assume that a Republican governor will do nothing about the cause of red tide or Â“x one of the lowest rated education systems in the country? How about instead of saying climate change, we ask why the Sunshine State does not encourage the use of solar power? I recommend voters back the candidate who says what he plans to do and how he plans on accomplishing those goals, rather than the one who bashes the other because he has no plan.David Molloy Sebring
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis ACROSS 1 Sail supports 6 Forearm bone 10 Balls and strikes caller 13 Off-the-cuff 14 What insomniacs count 15 Slithery squeezer 16 With 58-Across, Â“sweetÂ” expression about consequences 19 Courses for coll. credit 20 __ de cologne 21 Defensive trenches 22 With 48-Across, Â“sweetÂ” expression about consequences 27 Forest floor growth 28 Funnyman Jay 29 Supercharged engine, for short 32 Bit of gel 33 Flock female 36 Experiencing some Â“sweetÂ” consequences 41 Gym shirt 42 Car nut 43 Be of use to 44 Kind of butter used in moisturizers 46 Half up front? 48 See 22-Across 54 Photographer Adams 55 Yale student 56 Soak (up), as sauce 58 See 16-Across 63 Acapulco aunt 64 Enjoys a novel 65 Songs for two 66 Bargain bin abbr. 67 Thanksgiving side dish 68 Daisy variety DOWN 1 Poet Angelou 2 Take home from an animal shelter 3 Partly melted snow 4 Idiosyncrasy 5 Entrepreneurhelping org. 6 Â“ Yeah Â” 7 Pasture 8 Ariz. neighbor 9 Theoretical primate 10 WWII sea attacker 11 River delta area 12 Break down grammatically 14 Sports figures 17 Loch with a legend 18 Up-and-down toy 23 Prefix with dextrous 24 Warner Bros. creation 25 Jack of Â“Rio LoboÂ” 26 Jack of Â“DragnetÂ” 29 Vietnamese New Year 30 Abu DhabiÂ’s federation: Abbr. 31 GPS suggestion 32 Found really groovy 33 Antipollution org. 34 Nintendo game console since 2006 35 Slithery swimmer 37 Pure joy 38 Â’50s Red Scare gp. 39Souvlakimeat 40 Bad to the bone 44 __-Ball: midway game 45 Two-time Oscar winner Swank 46 Luau dances 47 Discharge 48 Spiny desert bloomers 49 Â“WeÂ’re live!Â” studio sign 50 LiamÂ’s Â“SchindlerÂ’s List Â” role 51 Marshy grasses 52 Cosmetician Lauder 53 Like a chimney sweep 57 Sit for a picture 59 Cultural funding org. 60 BeaverÂ’s output 61 Altar vow 62Promrental MondayÂ’s Puzzle Solved 9/4/18 By Paul Coulter 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 9/4/18CROSSWORD PUZZLES proxy setup to allow the collection of history at a network level.ÂŽ Neither Pruitt nor Anderson responded to Highlands News-SunÂs requests for comment. Sutherland told Highlands News-Sun she has had public records request issues with the city. ÂIt has been, unfortunately, a back and forth regarding what I would perceive to be a lack of good faith from the city staff,ÂŽ she said. Sutherland said she has tried in numerous ways to get certain records and it just keeps coming back that the city attorney does not retain any kind of browser history on her computer and as the computer consultant states, her computer might have some deleting component on it. ÂIt just appears that she knows that the browser history is requested as a record and it gets deleted nonetheless,ÂŽ Sutherland said.RECORDSFROM PAGE 1Aminimal impact on trafÂ“c on Memorial Drive. That way, parents of students at Memorial Elementary School to the south and students at South Florida State College to the west will see fewer conÂ”icts. Crews are waiting on some road work, he said, while preformed catch basins are en route from the manufacturer. Howerton said he is close to the $9.77 million budget on Phase 3. HeÂs had to add some hardware on the colocated multi-use path, such as handrails. He expects to do some Â“nal budget amendments at the next couple of county commission meetings, set for today, Sept. 4, and Sept. 18. He and Road and Bridge Director Kyle Green are under deadline from the Florida Department of Transportation to Â“nish by Dec. 31, 2019 or forfeit the $3 million FDOT granted to the project almost 10 years ago. County commissioners handed the job to county crews on Feb. 20 in a 3-2 vote Â„ Commissioners Don Elwell and Jack Richie dissenting Â„ after the previous contractor, Preferred Materials of Orlando, sent a new estimate of $12.3 million to Â“nish a two-lane road. Howerton and Green estimated county crews could build it for $9.77 million total, and have four lanes, a lower elevation and less cost on materials and infrastructure.PARKWAYFROM PAGE 1Ahomes are especially high in demand due to their close proximity to the race track. ÂEvery home is registered under my license and with the state department of revenue,ÂŽ Graves said. He inspects all the homes to see if they meet the criteria of his racing clientele. If they do, homeowners are paid a premium rate for race week. Some European teams are staying up to 21 nights Â„ putting a heightened demand on the market. To Â“ll the demand for rental, the Graves are seeking additional homes for the 2019 season. Heidi and Gary Graves operate their business as Deluxe County Club Villas, and the couple can be contacted at 863-381-4772 or by email at coty127@aol. com.RENTALSFROM PAGE 1A COURTESY PHOTOGary and Heidi Graves, owners of Deluxe Country Club Villas LLC, rent homes to professional race teams for Race Week each year. Traffic stop ends in meth arrestBy MELISSA MAINStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ A Sebring man reportedly ran a stop sign, and when a deputy investigated the trafÂ“c infraction, methamphetamine was found on the man, a Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce report stated. On Saturday, Aug. 25, Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce arrested Martin Taylor Peacock, 27, of Sebring. Peacock was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. At approximately 6:05 p.m., a deputy initiated a trafÂ“c stop at the intersection of Desoto City Road and Peters Road in Sebring. According to the arrest report, Peacock failed to stop for the stop sign. The deputy noted in the report that Peacock appeared nervous Â„ his hands were shaking and his chest was moving rapidly. The deputy asked, ÂWhy are you so nervous? Do you have any narcotics on you?ÂŽ PeacockÂs response is redacted, but based on the information he told the deputy, a search was conducted, the report stated. The deputy reportedly found a plastic bag with a crystal-like substance that Â“eld-tested positive for methamphetamine. The total weight of the bag and crystal-like substance was 0.8 grams, the report stated. PEACOCKSebring woman accused of stealing from Walmart, possession of a weapon by a convicted felonBy MELISSA MAINStaff WriterSEBRING Â„ A Sebring woman was accused of stealing groceries and handbags from Walmart. When Sebring Police Department arrested her, ofÂ“cers reported Â“nding a stun gun and pain pills. On Thursday, Sebring PD arrested Debbie Mae Willis, 56, of 5037 Roanoke Street in Sebring, and she was charged with possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and petit theft in the second degree, third or subsequent offense. At approximately 9:51 p.m. on Thursday, an ofÂ“cer arrived at the Walmart in Sebring in response to a theft, the report states. The assistant manager of Walmart stated that he saw Willis, who was in the self-checkout line, placing items in her bag that she did not scan. She scanned some of the items, but not all of them, he reported. According to the assistant manager, he checked WillisÂ receipt and found that Âseveral of the bagged items had not been scanned or paid for.ÂŽ He reported telling her to go with him to the ofÂ“ce and that he was going to call law enforcement. At this point, the assistant manager stated that Willis exited the store and left the items behind, which is when he called law enforcement. She had two handbags and several grocery items in her bag that had not been purchased, the report states. When ofÂ“cers arrested her, they examined her purse for additional stolen items, according to the arrest report. Although they did not Â“nd any more stolen goods, the ofÂ“cer reported Â“nding the following items: a stun gun, pills identiÂ“ed as trazodome hydrochloride, commonly prescribed for depression and pills identiÂ“ed as oxycodone hydrochloride, commonly prescribed for severe pain. The ofÂ“cer was advised that Willis had two prior felony convictions and four prior theft convictions, the report states. WILLIS
A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LOCAL SPORTS Robichon enjoying his success Talented driver won in 3 different seriesSpecial to Highlands News-SunIf sports car fans didnÂt know Zacharie RobichonÂs name at the start of 2018, they sure do now. The 26-year-old from Ottawa, Ontario, has turned heads this year with his success across three IMSA platforms Â… the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. His full-time gig at the beginning of the season came with Porsche GT3 Cup Canada in the No. 98 Mark Motors Racing Porsche. With 11 wins and eight pole positions in 12 races, Robichon was crowned the seriesÂ Platinum class champion this past weekend during the season Â“ nale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP). ÂThe team has done a fantastic job, and I think more than anything, theyÂve given me conÂ“ dence,ÂŽ said Robichon, who led 84 percent of the competition laps this year (295 of 350). ÂIÂve been with (Mark Motors) for three years, and theyÂve had more conÂ“ dence in me than IÂve had in myself. Because of that, I think after (the season-opener at) Sebring I took a step back and I said, ÂThese guys are doing so much for me, and they have so much experience. If they believe in me as much as this, I just need to enjoy where IÂm at.ÂÂŽ RobichonÂs success in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car landed him on the radar for other teams, and not just ones in Canada. When Austin, Texas-based Porsche GT3 Cup USA team Moorespeed found itself needing a replacement driver midway through the season, they tabbed Robichon to be their guy for the eight remaining rounds in 2018. Robichon has started from the pole and won each of the four Porsche GT3 Cup USA races heÂs competed in since sliding in the teamÂs No. 19 Porsche, leading 77 of the 89 laps (87 percent) heÂs turned in the series so far. Without hesitation, Robichon credits the manufacturer for his success in Porsche GT3 IMSA PHOTOTalented driver Zachaire Robichon made his mark by winning races in three di erent IMSA series this year.Golfers going strong on the lnksSpecial to Highlands News-SunThe Monday Mezza golf group played at Golf Hammock Country Club on Aug. 27. The Mezza Group also plays Harder Hall on Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Newcomers are welcome. This is a great way to meet other golfers in your community. Come out and join us! In Group A, Don Brewer had a plus one score for the Â“ rst place in this group. Al South was not far behind with an even score for second place. Then there was a tie for the third place at minus one between Les Campbell and Paul Doud. Group B had a three way tie for the Â“ rst three places in this group. The tie at plus one was between Paul Fore, Rich Hahn and Joe Hyzny. Group C saw Noris Ellison Â“ nish Â“ rst with a plus eleven score. Wow what a great day for Noris, great round! Then we had Jim Hammond in second at even. Group D had Claude Cash in Â“ rst place at a plus two. Terry Yandle was second with an even score. Group E had Ken Porter in Â“ rst with an even score and Bob Hughes in second with minus three. In Group F, Jim Grace had an amazing score of plus ten for the win in this group! Great round Jim! Pete Mezza came out to join the group today and played well with a minus one for the second place. Glad Pete could join the group! For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 863-318-7960. Lake June West The golfers at Lake June West competed in the Aug. 29, MenÂs League with the Â“ rst place team shooting a 46. The winning team was Tony Notaro, Jack Lorenz and Tom Molloy, while second place with a 47 went to Bruce Myers, Pete Otway and Lee Maule. Closest to pin winner was Tony Notaro on hole No. 2 with a shot that was within 3-feet, 5 inches of the cup. Sebring Youth team competes at Buccaneer game By RUTH ANNE LAWSONStaff WriterSEBRINGExcitement and nervousness were in the air as the Sebring Youth Sports football players and cheerleaders waited to board the bus to Tampa. The undefeated Juniors, ages 11 and 12, were invited to participate in the Halftime Showcase at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Jacksonville Jaguars game that took place Thursday night. The Blue Streak team was escorted out of town by the Highlands County SheriffÂs Department with lights and sirens blazing. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the football and cheer teams. The Blue Streaks faced the Zephyrhills Bulldawgs at Raymond James Stadium. The Blue Streaks defeated the Bulldawgs 6-0. ÂThis is big opportunity for these kids,ÂŽ said Coach Charles Dale. ÂThese kids will get to play on an NFL Â“ eld and it is a once in a lifetime experience for most of them. We got picked from Mid-Florida, which is the league that we play in. This means a whole lot to these kids. For a lot of them this will be the Â“ rst and last time they will ever play on an NFL Â“ eld. It is a great experience for them and I hope they enjoy themselves.ÂŽ The Blue Streaks defeated Zephyrhills 6-0. SebringÂs Fred Hankerson ran the ball for a 35-yard touchdown scoring the only points of the Halftime Showcase. ÂWe are going to a Tampa Bay Bucs game and we get to play during Halftime,ÂŽ said SebringÂs Artravous Pearson. ÂI am very excited to go. This is a big opportunity for me and my team. My goal is to get at least four or Â“ ve tackles on defense. I love my team we are really good. Our goal this season is to go the Super Bowl this year and win. This means a lot to me to be able to go. I hope to meet Dylan Ramsey who is a cornerback. I love the Buccaneers but my favorite team is the Patriots.ÂŽ The Highlands County Youth Sports team has recruited from all over Highlands County to create a strong team. ÂI am so excited to go to Tampa,ÂŽ said Heaven Brown. ÂI really want to get closer with my team and make memories that will last forever. I hope to meet Jameis Winston. This is a great opportunity that I will be able to look back on when I get older.ÂŽ ÂI am happy to go,ÂŽ said cheerleader Keldriuna Legree.ÂŽThis a big opportunity. Bassmaster to return to St. Lawrence RiverElite Series signs multi-year agreement Special to Highlands News-SunThe St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular Â“ sheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington. Under the agreement, Waddington will host regular season Elite Series events through 2021. Each will be a qualifying event for the Bassmaster Classic, widely considered the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing. ÂIt was our goal to host the biggest and best tournaments, develop a long-term relationship with Bassmaster and welcome all anglers and visitors to our beautiful destination,ÂŽ said Waddington Mayor Janet Otto-Cassada. ÂWe are so grateful that our partners in the village, at the St. Lawrence County Chamber, the County Executives and the state of New York are all in support of our vision. Bassmaster has a long-term host with Waddington, and we are B.A.S.S. PHOTOB.A.S.S and the Village of Waddington signed a multi-year agreement that the St. Lawrence River, New York, will become a regular stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series through 2021.ROBICHON | 7A BASS | 7A COURTESY PHOTOThe Sebring Blue Streaks wait in the tunnel to enter the stadium for the Buccaneers Halftime Showcase against Zephyrhills on Thursday night. A night to remember RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFThe Highlands County Youth Sports Junior football team and cheer squad take a group photo before loading the bus on Thursday. T he Sebring team was invited to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game to play in the Halftime Showcase.TEAM | 7A
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7Cup Challenge. ÂEver since I was a kid, IÂve loved the brand,ÂŽ he said. ÂThereÂs just something about it. The one thing IÂve learned to appreciate more the last three years that IÂve been racing with them is their passion for the brand itself and for racing. We see with Porsche Canada and Porsche Motorsports, they have a whole setup supporting racing because the brand entity is in racing. ÂTo be a part of that is a special feeling. To have that support as a driver allows you to perform at that level because you know everybodyÂs there and everybodyÂs for you and everybody wants you to succeed. ItÂs really a cool thing and hopefully something that we can keep.ÂŽ While his Âheart and soul is with Porsche,ÂŽ Robichon stepped outside his comfort zone this year, trying his hand in an LMP3 car in IMSAÂs Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Co-driving with David Baker in the No. 4 ANSA Motorsports race car since the seriesÂ second race at Sebring International Raceway in February, itÂs been a learning curve for Robichon. Yet if the teamÂs results are any indication, a trip to the top step of the podium may be imminent. After Â“nishing 13th at Sebring, Robichon and Baker have improved upon their Â“nishing position with each race: eighth at Barber Motorsports Park, fourth at CTMP and most recently second at VIRginia International Raceway two weeks ago, a result that was sandwiched between two Porsche GT3 Cup USA victories that weekend. Robichon described his mentality when running multiple series on the same race weekend. ÂWhat I did last week or what I did yesterday doesnÂt matter on the day of,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs the way IÂve been doing it at every race. At VIR, Saturday morning we won the Porsche GT3 Cup race, and then Saturday evening I had the LMP3 race. It was literally about that GT3 race didnÂt matter. The people IÂm racing with could not care less about what I was doing earlier in the day. I just have to reset and do what I can and do my best.ÂŽ Still living in Ottawa, Robichon admits the challenges of balancing three different series, especially when two are primarily based in the United States.ROBICHONFROM PAGE 6Aonce again pleased to roll out the red carpet.ÂŽ This marks the Â“rst time B.A.S.S. has committed its Elite Series to visit a tournament venue for multiple years. ÂWe are thrilled to be returning to Waddington for the next few years,ÂŽ said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. ÂWaddington ranks as the most popular venue in Elite Series history, drawing more than 34,000 bass Â“shing fans when we visited there in 2013. The St. Lawrence River valley is home to some of the most passionate fans of our sport, and the Village of Waddington goes all out to draw them to our events in the community.ÂŽ Four-time Classic champion Kevin VanDam won the 2017 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing with more than 90 pounds of bass during the four-day competition, and top anglers this week are on pace to top that mark. VanDam predicted Âa heckuva shootoutÂŽ this week, and his expectations are being borne out by huge catches the Â“rst two days of competition. Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, Tenn., was on a record-setting pace as he led the Â“eld with 50 pounds, 1 ounce, after two days of Â“shing. ÂThis area isnÂt just a pro tournament destination,ÂŽ VanDam said in a column on Bassmaster. com, Âbut it is also a great place for a family vacation. ItÂs a beautiful area that offers plenty of things to see and do other than Â“shing.ÂŽ This weekÂs tournament began with 107 of the worldÂs best bass anglers competing for the $100,000 Â“rst prize and valuable Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points. The Â“eld was cut to the Top 50 for todayÂs competition, and the Top 12 will compete on Championship Sunday. B.A.S.S. is a 500,000-member organization headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., that conducts tournament competitions ranging from the grass-roots and club level to the pinnacle of professional Â“shing. Josh Bertrand won the exciting event on the St. Lawrence River with a large total.BASSFROM PAGE 6A COURTESY PHOTOThe Blue Streaks on the Megatron at the Halftime Showcase at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFF SebringÂs Coaching sta from left: Coach Brian W elch, Coach Roosevelt Martin, Head Coach Charles Dale, Commissioner Jay Williams, Team Mom Victoria Dale, Coach Leroy Taylor, Coach John Kerney. The Coach sta for Sebring went to the Buccaneers game in style. Swanns Mortuary donated a limousine for the coaches.It is going to be awesome to cheer in front of such a big crowd. I am excited to meet Jameis Winston if we can and a few other players. I am just really happy to be a par to this experience.ÂŽ All of the cheerleaders were all excited and wanted to meet one particular player Â„ Jameis Winston. ÂI am extremely excited to go,ÂŽ exclaimed cheerleader Ella Stanley. ÂI am looking forward to making memories, bonding with the team, and having a great night. I hope to see the quarterback Jameis Winston. Tonight my goal is to make memories, get the team pumped up and excited. I am nervous about performing in front of such a large audience for sure.ÂŽ ÂWe are undefeated this season with a record of 4-0,ÂŽ Coach Dale said. ÂWe have been 40-4 over the last four years. We lost a couple of Super Bowls but we are the best team in the Mid-Florida league, we are ranked number one, we are expected to win the Superbowl this year. We will be facing Zephyrhills and we have played them a couple of years ago in the playoffs. We beat them back then but they do have a pretty good team. I am expecting them to have a better team now and I think it will be a pretty good game. It is a big deal for everyone associated with Mid-Florida Conference. I think the kids will get to meet a few players and get a few autographs. It is just going to be an amazing experience for these kids.ÂŽ ÂSpecial thanks to all the sponsors that contributed to help make this a successful event,ÂŽ said Highlands County Youth Sports Commissioner Jay Williams. ÂWe would like say thank you to Sheriff Paul Blackman for having his deputies lead the bus out of the county. We would like to thank Swanns Mortuary for the limousine that carried the coaches in style to the game. We would also like to thank Highlands County Youth SportsÂ business manager Leon Thomas and President Dekeidra Goldsmith for putting this all together. We are thankful that our kids were able to experience this moment. They will never forget this.ÂŽTEAMFROM PAGE 6A In partnership with the Champion for Children Foundationof Highlands CountyThe Champion for Children Foundation has been providing abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention programs and services to children and familiesin Highlands County since 1994. For info. visit: www.championforchildren.org.THREE WAYS TO ORDER TICKETSwww.SunEvents.com Â€ (863) 494-9362In person: The Circle Theatre, 202 Circle Park Drive Sebring, FL. 33870Wednesday Friday, 9:00am 4:00pmAll sales nal. 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TODAYÂ’S WOMAN CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BTuesday, September 4, 2018 Get back to your rootsA root vegetable primerLast year, I had a great bumper crop of carrots, beets, kohlrabi and more in my garden. This year, a mysterious critter took them all out. Thank heavens for farmerÂs markets. Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought IÂd put together a little primer for you to get all you can from root vegetables including how easy they are to grow and how to prepare them. Carrots. Perhaps the Â“rst food that comes to mind when you think of root vegetables, carrots are simple to grow (you just pop the seed in the soil, water and wait, really!), and theyÂre ready to eat as soon as they come out of the ground. ItÂs always such a treat to go out to the garden and pull out a carrot, wiping it on the grass and biting into it. Carrots are a staple in my house. I use them every time I make bone broth and soups and put them in salads whenever I can. If youÂre cooking them as side dish, try not to overcook them or they turn to mush. If you havenÂt tried roasting carrots before, I highly recommend this method, sweet and delicious! Carrots are extremely high in carotenoids and beta-carotene, offering a number of health beneÂ“ts. Beets. One of my favorite roots, beetroot is grown easily like carrots, and I especially love that I can eat the root and the leaves of the plant. You can eat beets raw in your green juices or even shaved into a salad. But most commonly, beets are steamed, roasted or boiled. I enjoy cooking sliced beets in butter and lemon juice with salt and pepper. Absolutely delicious, especially if you add the beet greens in at the end of the cooking time. Beets, with their deep purple color, are full of nutrients. They contain powerful compounds that protect against certain birth defects, cancers and heart disease. Parsnips. Another easy-to-plant vegetable to consider for your garden, the creamy white parsnip is delicious. Their taste is really nothing like carrots Â„ theyÂre slightly sweeter and they are quite mild in Â”avor. Parsnips are most commonly cooked as carrots are, but I adore them drizzled with oil and roasted in the form of parsnip fries. They are also delicious when cooked with carrots, beets and other root vegetables. Yum! Parsnips are a great source of vitamins and minerals, particularly copper and Vitamin A. Parsley root. There is a special variety of parsley that is grown for its large parsnip-like root rather than just for its leaves (though you can eat the leaves if you like). Parsley root is most often used as an aromatic because it tastes a bit like carrot, celeriac (celery root) and parsley all mixed together. ItÂs difÂ“cult to describe. Like most root vegetables, itÂs easy to grow parsley root, so why not give it a go? Parsley root is quite good used raw in coleslaw or roasted with a mixture of other roots. Parsley root is an excellent source of folic acid, Â”avonoids and antioxidants. Rutabaga. I am referring to the tan-colored root with the purple ring around the top. (Turnips are white and are much smaller.) It isnÂt hard to grow rutabagas, but their roots will ripen best when the weather is cool. They have to be planted so that they have time to mature when itÂs nice and cool Â„ factor in that they will need up to 100 days from the time theyÂre planted to the time theyÂre harvested to help you Â“gure that out. I love eating crunchy raw rutabaga strips, but I also enjoy them in fall soups or mashed with sweet potatoes. Rutabagas are sulfur veggies with cancer-Â“ghting properties. Turnip. If you plant your turnips late in August, you will still be able to enjoy your harvest as turnips donÂt mind the cooler temps. You can eat turnips raw or cooked. As a matter of fact, you can treat cook it exactly the same as you would rutabagas. One thing important to know about turnips is that they start to lose their sweetness the longer you cook them! And donÂt forget to add those turnip greens to your salads for a little boost of nutrition, too! Turnips are very high in Vitamin C, so eat up! Celeriac (Celery root). Celeriac, commonly referred to as celery root, is one of the ugliest vegetables I can think of, but itÂs been a great friend in the kitchen because it makes a great stand in for white potatoes. I would COURTESY PHOTO Root vegetables are easy to grow and oer great nutritional value.DINNER DIVALeanne Ely Keeping the community safeSgt. Kimberly Gunn now heading the COPS Unit By DOROTHY HARRISCorrespondentSEBRING Â„ As a straight-A student and high school cheerleader interning at the Highlands County Courthouse, Sgt. Kimberly Gunn leaned toward a career in law. She quickly realized sitting behind a desk was not a good Â“t. A high energy dynamo, she wanted to get out and make a difference in a very active way. During her 12 years with the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce, Gunn has worked in Uniformed Patrol, Tactical Anti-Crime, homicide and undercover narcotics. In spite of 60-hour weeks, she pursued higher education earning her AssociateÂs of Arts and BachelorÂs in Criminology at University of South Florida. Gunn is now studying online for her masterÂs. Along the way, she completed four full marathons, 12 half marathons and too many 5Ks to mention. Physical Â“tness keeps her on top of her game and offers good stress relief after long days juggling twoway radios, three phones and intensive job duties. Goal-oriented and driven, Gunn earned the rank of sergeant, then was tapped to lead the departmentÂs new COPS Unit. ÂOur focus is reducing street-level narcotics and gun violence while building trust in several economically disadvantaged communities,ÂŽ she said. Focusing on Southside Avon Park, Washington Heights in Sebring and the Highway Park region of Lake Placid, Gunn and her team make daily visits to meet with local stakeholders. ÂEach of the deputies is hand-selected and grew up in these communities. Our focus is collaborative problem-solving to get guns off the street,ÂŽ she said. Sharing the connection between drugs, money and the guns used to protect these illegal interests, Gunn explained this three-year initiative is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ÂSheriff Blackman had the vision and obtained the grants.ÂŽ Originally the only female of the group, Gunn joked it was her and three really big dudes who used to be defensive lineman players. Once you meet her, youÂll get it. She stands just over 5 feet in height. Gunn admitted women come to law enforcement with a gender disadvantage, but bearing the gift of communication. ÂYou canÂt teach courage, so this career requires you to be scrappy and brave. ItÂs not your gender but initiative that matters.ÂŽ She did note under DOROTHY HARRIS/CORRESPONDENTFrom uniform patrol to undercover narcotics and homicide and now heading the COPS Unit while working on her masterÂs, Kimberly Gunn is always moving forward. Kimberly Gunn and her husband of six years, fellow Sgt. Wayne Gunn, both work for Highlands County SheriÂs Oce and enjoy golng together in their downtime.Living her dreamSave your face one exercise at a timeMetro Creative ServicesHundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year on anti-aging and anti-wrinkling treatments in an effort to improve oneÂs appearance and mask potential signs of aging. Zion Market Research says the global anti-aging market was valued at $140.3 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $216.52 billion in 2021. Although medical procedures and products sold at drug stores and by cosmetics retailers have their beneÂ“ts, exercise also may provide some beneÂ“ts, especially as it pertains to oneÂs face and appearance. Just as it is possible to tone the body, one also can tone the muscles in the face to improve his or her appearance. Brands like Face Yoga and FaceXercise promote facial exercises that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and Â“ne lines without the need for more invasive procedures. Proponents of Face Yoga, which is a series of exercises performed most days of the week for about 20 minutes a day, say it will tone underlying muscles and help improve blood circulation. Fans attest that the movements also may encourage the production of collagen, which is the protein that keeps skin elastic and gives it its plump feeling. The face contains 57 muscles that can be worked gently to see results. A new Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Dermatology is the Â“rst scientiÂ“c study to test the premise of facial exercise and its effects on appearance. The study found that a daily or alternate-day 30-minute facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower cheeks. The idea is that building muscle volume can counter the effects of age-related fat thinning and skin loosening in the face. Some people are skeptical of facial exercise, while others emphasize caution in regard to which exercises are chosen. MCCSome dermatologists warn that pulling the face in the wrong directions through exercise actually may speed up the process of wrinkling and premature aging, GUNN | 7B ROOTS | 7B FACE | 7B FAST FACTThe study found that a daily or alternate-day 30-minute facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Study: Women pay more for some consumer productsBy KAREN DÂSOUZAThe Mercury News (TNS)Women pay more than men for deodorant, perfume and other consumer products, federal investigators concluded in a new report. However, researchers with the Government Accountability OfÂ“ce could not conclude if the higher prices women paid for Â“ve of 10 consumer products tested were because of gender bias or other factors. Still, there is mounting evidence that the so-called Âpink tax,ÂŽ the extra charge that women pay for certain goods and services, exists. The GAO analyzed price data for 10 personal care products and found Â“ve examples Â„ underarm and body deodorants, shaving cream, designer perfume and mass-market body sprays Â„ in which the average retail prices paid were ÂsigniÂ“cantly higherÂŽ for womenÂs products than menÂs items. Perhaps the worst news is that itÂs not just about beauty products. Women also pay more for mortgages and auto loans, the GAO found. But thereÂs a reason. ÂWomen as a group pay higher interest rates on average than men, in part due to weaker credit characteristics,ÂŽ according to the report, which noted that women tend to earn about 20 percent less than their male counterparts. Some of that might not be chalked up to gender, the researchers noted, but other factors. ÂGAO did not have sufÂ“cient information to determine the extent to which these gender-related price differences were due to gender bias as opposed to other factors, such as different advertising costs,ÂŽ researchers concluded. Still, it can all add up to a real pain in the pocketbook for women but itÂs still perfectly legal on a national level. While federal law bars sex discrimination in housing and credit, Âno federal law prohibits businesses from charging consumers different prices for the same or similar goods targeted to different genders,ÂŽ the GAO states. ThatÂs not the case in California, which prohibits businesses from charging different prices for the same or similar goods and services based solely on gender. The study found that men paid more for nondisposable razors and shaving gel, and there was no difference found in the pricing for certain items such as disposable razors, razor blades and mass-market perfume. For the record, the GAO collected this data at the request of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D.-New York, and Sen. Bob Casey, D.Pennsylvania. Maloney, who has previously spoken out against the pink tax, told Bustle she found the GAO report Âworrisome.ÂŽ ÂWhat sticks out to me most is how the gender pay gap seeps over to (things) like mortgages and loans Â„ compounding this issue and putting women at an even greater Â“nancial disadvantage,ÂŽ Maloney told Bustle. COURTESY PHOTOThe GAO analyzed price data for 10 personal care products and found ve examples Â„ underarm and body deodorants, shaving cream, designer perfume and mass-market body sprays Â„ in which the average retail prices paid were Âsignicantly higherÂŽ for womenÂs products than menÂs items.New warning to pregnant women, nursing mothers: Stay off the marijuanaBy RITA GIORDANOThe Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning pregnant women and nursing mothers to avoid marijuana due to possible adverse developmental affects in children. The report, published recently in the journal Pediatrics, is also a call for more research into the effects of marijuana on fetal and child growth and development, and a warning about the reservations that have already been raised. ÂI think we have enough emerging and consistent evidence that there is reason to be concerned about a fetusÂ exposure to prenatal marijuana,ÂŽ as well as infantsÂ exposure to Âcannabis products from the mother,ÂŽ said Sheryl A. Ryan, lead author of the report and a professor of pediatrics at Pennsylvania State University. ÂThe fact that marijuana is legal in many states may give the impression the drug is harmless during pregnancy, especially with stories swirling on social media about using it for nausea with morning sickness,ÂŽ said Ryan, who is chair of the AAPÂs committee on substance use and prevention. ÂBut, in fact, there is still a big question. We do not have good safety data on prenatal exposure to marijuana.ÂŽ The appeal for caution also extends to nursing mothers who might consider using marijuana. Another article published in Pediatrics reports that THC, an intoxicating component of marijuana, not only crosses the placenta and enters the brain of a developing fetus, but also has been found to be present in breast milk up to six days after a motherÂs last cannabis use. That article also states that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug among breastfeeding women. According to the AAP, research statistics indicate that marijuana use among pregnant women has risen from 2.3 percent in 2002 to over 3.8 percent in 2014. Data from other studies suggest much higher percentages in some locations. Both reports come when more states have made marijuana legal for recreational or medical use. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are among the states that allow marijuana to be used for certain medical purposes. In addition, marijuana has become more potent, with average THC concentrations quadrupling since the 1980s. MarijuanaÂs federal status as a highly restricted, illegal substance has limited the amount and scope of research conducted on the drug, including its potential beneÂ“ts and adverse effects. The AAP report notes that the existing research into marijuana and fetal and child development has its critics. Nevertheless, the studies that have been conducted suggest links between prenatal exposure and possible neurodevelopmental effects. Those include harm to childrenÂs executive function skills, such as attention, concentration, problem-solving, and impulse control. Some research has COURTESY PHOTOA new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning pregnant women and nursing mothers to avoid marijuana due to possible adverse developmental aects in children.WARNING | 5B adno=720073 8:30 am Shotgun Start Qualifying Tournament Cost: Sun ÂN Lake Golf Club Members $30 All others $50Additional $30 Fee for qualifying player to play in championship tournament. 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B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com LEGAL NOTICES Classified & LegalsDeadlinesDue to the upcoming Labor Day holiday onMonday September 3rd,Our deadlines for the classified section are as follows:1 pm Monday Aug. 27 for Wednesday, Aug. 29 edition; 1 pm Tuesday Aug. 28 for both Thursday, Aug. 30 and Friday, Aug. 31 editions; 1 pm Wednesday Aug. 29 for both Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 editions; 1 pm Thursday Aug. 30 for both Monday, Sept. 3 and Tues day, Sept. 4 editions; 1 pm Friday, Aug. 31 for Wednesday, Sept. 5 edition. The Highlands NewsSun office will be CLOSED on Monday Sept. 3 in observance of this day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday Sept. 4. FINDYOUR BESTFRIEND INTHE CLASSIFIEDS! NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF A MENDMENTS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt amendments to a compilation of all existing Board policies in the aggregate, revised and updated to bring current, at a regular meeting of the Board on October 9, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed rule amendments shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-eight (28) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule amendments. Such hearing must be requested in writing, and received by Dr. Brenda Longshore, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 28 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held October 9, 2018, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the SuperintendentÂs office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose of the proposed rule amendments is to update and/or re-codify all policies to ensure the policies conform to current legislation, consolidate similar policies on the same subject, and eliminate redundant and obsolete language. The effect of the proposed rule amendments is to ensure all policies are current and easier to find, understand and use. Policies will be electronically published, hyperlinked and keyword searchable. A summary of the proposed rule amendments are as follows: The Board Policies have been updated and revised in aggregate in order to bring all policies in compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code and Regulations, and Department of Education guidelines in the areas of administration, programs and curriculum, instructional staff, support staff, students, finance, property, operations, community relations and miscellaneous. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections (1101.32(2), 1001.41(2), 1001.41(3), 1001.42 and 1001.49 Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $26,000.00 plus the costs of printing and distributing the policy book. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $200.00. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Deputy SuperintendentÂs office (Attn: LEGAL NOTICES Margaret Provencher ) G eorge Douglas Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Dr. Brenda Longshore S uperintendent & ex officio secretary September 4, 2018 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 18-394 Division Probate I N RE: ESTATE OF FERMETTA BERNIECE VOLNER a/k/a FERMETTA B. VOLNER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Fermetta Berniece Volner, deceased, whose date of death was June 17th, 2018 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativesÂ attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE O N THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and o ther persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA S TATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIO DS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 28, 2018. Personal Representative: Enid I. Furlong 671 Lake Betty Drive Lake Placid, FL 33852 J. Michael Swaine SWAINE & HARRIS, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative 425 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-1549 Florida Bar No. 95615 E-Mail Address: email@example.com August 28; September 4, 2018 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000423GCAXMX DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. A NA P. COLLAZO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANA P. COLLAZO, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 4, 2018, and entered in Case No. 17000423GCAXMX of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DITECH FINANCIAL LLC is the Plaintiff and ANA P. COLLAZO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANA P. COLLAZO are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaineas Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM on September 18, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTH ONE HUNDRED FORT Y FEET OF LOT 5, IN BLOCK 2, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERL Y A PART. Property Address: 510 N LAKE A VE AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of June, 2018. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Cyndi S. Dassinger As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. 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Black & crome, w/windshield. $7,500. 863-449-7689The 20 worst-paying jobs for women right nowBy FIZA PIRANIThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS)When it comes to gender pay inequality, little has improved in the past decade. Women working for full-time wages or salary still earn approximately 20 percent less than their male counterparts in the same positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And some careers fare worse than others. Using 2008-2017 data from BLS, analysts at 24/7 Wall St. ventured to Â“nd the worst-paying jobs for women based on weekly gender pay inequality in 150 full-time wage and salary occupations. The majority of industries with the largest gender pay gaps are male dominated, analysts found. Of the 20 job titles on the list, female personal Â“nancial advisers experience the widest pay discrepancy of all. In fact, Âthe typical female Â“nancial adviser earns less than $1,000 a week, compared to the median weekly wage for men in the occupation of $1,662,ÂŽ a 58.9 percent disparity, according to the report. Administrative services managers were deemed second worst, followed by securities, commodities and Â“nancial services sales agents Â„ all male-dominated Â“elds. Here are the 20 worst-paying jobs for women, according to 24/7 Wall St.: Â„ Personal Â“nancial advisers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 58.9 percent Â„ Administrative services managers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 62.2 percent Â„ Securities, commodities,and Â“nancial services sales agents WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 64.3 percent Â„ Emergency medical technicians and paramedics WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 65.5 percent Â„ Sales representatives, services, all other WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 67.7 percent Â„ First-line supervisors of housekeeping and janitorial workers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 68.8 percent Â„ Real estate brokers and sales agents WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 70.6 percent Â„ Financial managers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 71.1 percent Â„ First-line supervisors of production and operating workers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 71.1 percent Â„ First-line supervisors of retail sales workers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 71.7 percent Â„ Credit counselors and loan ofÂ“cers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 71.9 percent Â„ Other teachers and instructors WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 72.7 percent Â„ Taxi drivers and chauffeurs WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 72.7 percent Â„ Driver/sales workers and truck drivers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 73 percent Â„ Designers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 73.1 percent Â„ Human resources managers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 73.2 percent Â„ Marketing and sales managers WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 73.7 percent Â„ Diagnostic related technologists and technicians WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 74.1 percent Â„ Retail salespersons WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 74.3 percent Â„ Training and development specialists WomenÂs earnings as percentage of menÂs: 74.7 percent (Learn more about the 24/7 Wall St. study and its methodology at 247wallst. com.) COURTESY PHOTO/ MCC/Female personal nancial advisers experience the widest pay discrepancy of all professions, a study recently found.suggested a higher risk of substance abuse disorder and mental illness among adolescents and adults who had prenatal exposure to marijuana. ÂMany of these effects may not show up right away, but they can impact how well a child can maneuver in the world,ÂŽ Penn StateÂs Ryan said. ÂChildrenÂs and teensÂ cognitive ability to manage their time and schoolwork might be harmed down the line from marijuana use during their motherÂs pregnancy.ÂŽ Ryan said the hope is that more research will soon be conducted to conÂ“rm, clarify, or even put to rest some of these concerns. Pennsylvania, for example, has agreements with several universities to study the various therapeutic uses of marijuana. But in the meantime, Ryan suggested that expectant and nursing mothers should side with caution and avoid substances that could have the potential to harm their unborn and newborn children.WARNINGFROM PAGE 2B
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ÂIf Your Not Happy...WeÂre Not Finished.ÂŽ561-248-4979 A lifestyle choice that draws discussionBy ANNSLEY BOHLMANGuest ColumnistSome people know me as the token vegan in their life. In Highlands County there is not an abundance of vegans or even vegetarians, though they do exist. This means as the topic of veganism becomes more common on both the Internet and in real life, individuals who know me enjoy bringing up what they have seen or heard on the subject. This is one of my favorite ways to interact with friends, family and even coworkers. Not to say that veganism is my whole life, but it does inÂ”uence a large portion of it. Being shown cool videos of vegan cuisine or alternative food options is a great way to spark peopleÂs interest in veganism, or even get them thinking about their general food consumption and where their food comes from. However, veganism faces a lot of scrutiny as well. People are always on the prowl, it seems, to act as the Âvegan policeÂŽ and try to tell me that the food I eat is not free of animal products or the way I live my life is not 100 percent cruelty free. On the other hand, others have told me they would feel weird or upset if I were to go back to eating things like meat and cheese. ItÂs always interesting to see how the way I live my life inÂ”uences or leaves impressions upon others. I like to think that I am not preachy, and I respect that not everyone wants to think about how what is on their plate impacts the earth, their body and others. I try to only bring up the topic when others mention it Â“rst or ask speciÂ“c questions related to plant-based living. While some do not think this is the right approach, itÂs worked well for me. I always like to mention how this lifestyle change has truly changed the way I live my life. This is not to say that I am exceptionally healthy or morally superior, but rather I am less Âfood obsessedÂ and I am able to look outside of myself to see how not only do my food choices affect others, but how all of my personal decisions have an impact and consequences in some form. This lifestyle has led me to some of my favorite topics and ideas such as eco-living and reducing waste to minimal living and the beneÂ“ts of being free from the ties of Âstuff.ÂŽ I am incredibly happy I made the decision to change this part of my life. I have nothing negative to say about the way I live regarding my diet, and nothing makes me happier than seeing that same interest in others, whether itÂs in the form of asking questions or tagging me in vegan food videos on Facebook. To all of those who have taken the time to discuss this topic with me or invested any energy in the idea of veganism, thank you.
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7BlackmanÂs administration the number of females serving has tripled. Clear communication and the ability to de-escalate situations is a must for all ofÂ“cers to gain cooperation. ÂItÂs all about the training,ÂŽ said Gunn. ÂYou have to be smart, Â”uid and engage appropriately or you could get hurt. Your badge gives you authority, but your behavior earns respect.ÂŽ Her deadliest deterrent surprisingly is not her Taser or gun, but a pen. ÂI donÂt use a weapon every day, but I do sign arrest warrants and write reports to get cases to fruition. Law enforcement is not what you see on TV. It is assessing concerns and creating proactive plans to solve problems.ÂŽ Gunn wonders if the youth understands the Â“nality of gun violence due to surreal images on video games. ÂOnce you pull that trigger and send it down, thereÂs no taking it back.ÂŽ Hoping to provide a relatable face, she takes her mission to heart. ÂLaw enforcement is a predominantly male Â“eld and being female has offered me options for integration during my undercover work,ÂŽ she said. No longer hidden, but out in front of operations, she admitted it is quite different. As the Â“rst person in her family to pursue a career in law enforcement, GunnÂs mother was initially fearful of her chosen Â“eld. ÂMy mom came from the Philippines and after my parents divorced, she learned English and how to drive.ÂŽ It was this evolution into a strong, independent woman that made a lasting impact on Gunn, who acknowledged her own transformation. ÂYou donÂt go in law enforcement wanting to change, but it alters you once you become aware of whatÂs going on in the fabric of life around you.ÂŽ Gunn had considered detective work in the beginning, but was hooked once in uniform. ÂNo day is ever the same. Your schedule is determined by the needs of your community,ÂŽ she said. Having a front seat to the best show in the world, Gunn stressed those interested in law enforcement must realize the level of commitment. ÂYou have to be selÂ”ess. You canÂt put yourself or any other person ahead of the mission.ÂŽ Gunn remains focused on completing her masterÂs degree and working her current mission to reduce gun violence on the streets before she plans her next set of goals. In a career that requires much sacriÂ“ce, each step up the ladder requires thoughtful consideration. ÂItÂs not family friendly hours,ÂŽ admitted Gunn, who is joined by spouse and fellow Sgt. Wayne Gunn. SheÂs now Special Operations and heÂs recently moved into Training Administration. Married six years, they are Â“nally enjoying more than one day off together each month and are settling into their new work roles. When they arenÂt serving their community and keeping us safe, they enjoy time off by playing golf and traveling extensively.GUNNFROM PAGE 1B COURTESY PHOTOSHighlands County SheriÂs Oce Sgt. Kimberly Gunn practices with a rie. Kimberly Gunn trains with the Highlands County SheriÂs Oce.not recommend celery root for a new gardener. This plant needs a long growing season (plan for 120 days after a twoweek germination period), and its seedlings can be Â“nicky. By the way, celery root is not actually the root of the celery plant, but it is a relative. It also doesnÂt really taste like celery, but it has a nice mild earthy Â”avor. After you peel your celery root, you can grate it into a salad or cook it up like you would a potato. This veggie is full of Â“ber, antioxidants and minerals. Sweet potato. IÂm not going to lie to you. Sweet potatoes are not difÂ“cult to grow, especially in the south, but man oh man they can be a pain in the you know what. Sweet potatoes can totally take over your garden with their invasive creeping vines, and they must be harvested regularly and really managed well. Sweet potatoes do contain a ton of antioxidants and minerals and deÂ“nitely belong on your grocery list if youÂre not going to grow them yourself. One of my favorite ways to cook them is to put them in the slow cooker on low Â“rst thing in the morning. Then I can have perfectly cooked sweet potatoes at dinner time! Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of SavingDinner.com, the original menu planning website, bringing families back to the dinner table for over 15 years.ROOTSFROM PAGE 1BSome dermatologists warn that pulling the face in the wrong directions through exercise actually may speed up the process of wrinkling and premature aging, making face exercises a trend to avoid. People who are currently on the fence may want to focus on movements that will strengthen facial muscles. Doris Day, M.D., author of the book ÂSkinÂ”uence,ÂŽ says to try a facial movement where you look like youÂre going to laugh or smile but donÂt actually follow through. This raises eyebrows and targets those muscles and the ones by the ears that pull the skin back. Adopting a neutral face at rest is helpful as it helps prevent wrinkled brow and lines from frowning. The jury is still out as to the efÂ“cacy of facial exercise for wrinkle reduction. Combining facial stretching with a healthy diet and use of sunscreen and resolving to stay hydrated might help reduce the appearance of aging.FACEFROM PAGE 1B Sgt. Kimberly Gunn has served with the Highlands County SheriÂs Oce for 12 years and currently leads the new COPS Unit.DOROTHY HARRIS/CORRESPONDENTStressing how tness is important for both the physical and mental stress of her career, Sgt. Kimberly Gunn shared she has run four full marathons, 12 half marathons and numerous 5K races. 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B8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Review: ÂVoxÂ explores world where women canÂt talk freelyBy LINCE RAYAssociated PressCan you imagine a time when women arenÂt allowed to speak more than 100 words per day? What if excessive communication results in increasingly painful shocks, training females to remain silent? Can the world continue to run if the power of speech is taken away from half the population? Christina Dalcher brings this scenario to life in her debut novel ÂVox.ÂŽ Fueled by the disorder and turbulence of AmericaÂs current political climate, Dalcher creates a world in the not-so-distant future, that introduces a new president, a charismatic reverend, and a Pure Woman movement built to remind females that they are to be seen and not heard. Dr. Jean McClellan spent most of her career developing a cure for aphasia. Her life shifted seemingly overnight when she was removed from her lab and escorted out of the building, never to return again. All females across the nation were eliminated from the workforce. Each woman and female child was Â“t with a counter on her wrist, tallying each word uttered. Just one expression over the 100-mark and an electric shock jolts through your entire nervous system. Jean is certainly not a Pure Woman. She doesnÂt enjoy baking or gardening, but she knows how to play the game. Unfortunately, her young daughter is growing up in a world where her voice is forbidden. Controlling a babbling toddler was bad enough, but having to persuade her now 6-yearold to save her words in case of an emergency is excruciating. Especially since her oldest son is completely brainwashed by the reverend and his ridiculous stance. Opportunity presents itself when the presidentÂs brother suffers brain damage from a skiing accident. The government knows thereÂs only one doctor who can help. Jean is ushered into a state-of-the-art lab and put to work. Now that sheÂs in the hub of the Pure Woman movement, without her word counter, she knows she can no longer stay silent. In fact, she will do anything to be heard. BERKLEY VIA APThis cover image released by Berkley shows ÂVox,ÂŽ a novel by Christina Dalcher.Rioux charts affectionate history of ÂLittle WomenÂBy CONNIE OGLENewsday (TNS)In your memory, Louisa May AlcottÂs ÂLittle WomenÂŽ may linger as a charming, occasionally heartbreaking story of four sisters growing up in the years during and after AmericaÂs Civil War, guided by a generous, loving mother. But the story of the March girls isnÂt so simple, according to author Anne Boyd Rioux. The book is about young women coming of age at a time when a womanÂs appearance is valued more than her mind (some things never change). It doesnÂt reÂ”ect a perfect family but one on the verge of being torn apart. And if this story is a celebration of the joys of girlhood, Rioux asks, why does it focus on Âa girl who doesnÂt want to be one at all?ÂŽ ItÂs an excellent question, one Rioux considers with intelligence and insight in ÂMeg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of ÂLittle WomenÂ and Why It Still Matters.ÂŽ With impeccable research and genuine affection, she charts the history of the beloved (and sometimes reviled) novel, tracing its origins from the pen of reluctant Alcott to its No. 8 spot in a 2014 Harris Poll of AmericansÂ favorite books of all time. ÂLittle Women,ÂŽ which has never gone out of print, celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. If youÂre counting, thatÂs 150 years of girls daydreaming about being Jo March, who rebels against societyÂs demands and longs to be a writer. Do readers ever identify with any character but Jo? Rioux seems to think so, but doubt on that score seems reasonable, especially when she lists writers who idolized the tomboy, including Jane Smiley, Barbara Kingsolver, Nora Ephron, Anne Lamott, Bich Minh Nguyen and Cynthia Ozick. ThatÂs also 150 years of weeping over the death of shy sister Beth, and 150 years of frustration over JoÂs marriage to Professor Bhaer Â„ because isnÂt he just so old and, anyway, what was wrong with Laurie, the boy next door? And how did that Âniminy piminy chitÂŽ Amy Â„ AlcottÂs words Â„ end up married to him? Author of the biography ÂConstance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady NovelistÂŽ and a professor at the University of New Orleans, Rioux confesses that she Â“rst read the book in her 20s, which inevitably colors her interpretation of it, though not to any detriment. In ÂMeg, Jo, Beth, AmyÂŽ she covers an intriguing set of topics, from the bookÂs reception in 1868 to its current representations in pop culture (a new feature Â“lm, the Â“fth, is due next year from ÂLadybirdÂŽ director Greta Gerwig). Alcott doubted anyone would care about her book, but young fans clamored for more. Nobody had written a book about girlsÂ lives without a lot of fuss about morality. Most literature for children was Âstilted and pious,ÂŽ Rioux writes, the artiÂ“cial stories Âtold by wise adult narrators talking down to children, warning them to be obedient.ÂŽ By contrast, ÂLittle WomenÂŽ felt fresh and realistic. Rioux reports on the familiar notes of AlcottÂs life, including the familyÂs poverty, her long-suffering mother, her idealistic but absent father, the death of her sister Lizzie. The history adds important context, but ÂMeg, Jo, Beth, AmyÂŽ is most riveting when Rioux explores the novelÂs cultural relevance and examines its adaptability as a text. ÂLittle WomenÂŽ has been used, for example, to tout conservative and progressive messages: ÂIt points backward to a simpler time of family cohesion and looks forward to a complicated time when women would Â“nd work away from home and family.ÂŽ Still, questions remain. How do we get boys interested in reading ÂLittle WomenÂŽ? Can Jo March compete with Harry Potter and other modern fantasy Â“ction? ÂLittle WomenÂŽ is already Â“ghting a battle for the attention of contemporary children: While adults say itÂs a favorite, Âhen kids themselves are asked what they are reading, ÂLittle WomenÂ doesnÂt even register.ÂŽ RiouxÂs simple solution? Publish the book in two parts again instead of as one giant, intimidating novel. But despite this declining interest in ÂLittle WomenÂŽ by young readers, Rioux persuasively argues that AlcottÂs inÂ”uence remains: ÂInstead of growing up with Jo March, girls are growing up with a host of new literary heroines who are clearly descended from her.ÂŽ Who is Katniss Everdeen but Jo March with a bow and arrow? Women may forge more independent lives now, but strong role models are still necessary. ÂUntil girlsÂ stories are truly able to follow the lead of ÂLittle Women,ÂÂŽ Rioux believes, ÂMeg, Jo, Beth, and Amy will continue to live and challenge us.ÂŽ ÂMeg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of ÂLittle WomenÂ and Why It Still MattersÂŽ by Anne Boyd Rioux; W.W. Norton & Co. (273 pages, $27.95) Review: ÂOne DollarÂ uncovers human and murder mysteries in a Rust Belt steel townBy ROBERT LLOYDLos Angeles Times (TNS)In ÂOne Dollar,ÂŽ a savory serial drama that premiered Thursday on CBS All Access, a dollar bill Â„ an ordinary American buck Â„ goes for a ride around a Â“ctional west Pennsylvania mill town, shaping the borders of a murder mystery and coming by turns into the hands of characters who will have more or less or perhaps nothing to do with it. As carefully as the casual transfer of this bill is recorded, it is a narrative gimmick, rather than a plot element, at least within the six episodes available for review. Each episode bears the name of a character, into whose possession the dollar comes, and who will be introduced into the story or dominate the hour, marginally. (There is a lot going on; you may want to take notes.) It may have some small meaning Â„ there are numbers written on it, to help us tell it from all the other dollars we see Â„ and in a general way, its travels describe a community: But it is almost entirely beside the point, the title notwithstanding. Braden is one of those big small towns, common to television and mystery stories, that comes with its cops, its criminals, its country club set and its skate rats, its people who say ÂyouÂŽ and people who say Âyouse.ÂŽ (What is missing, someone will point out, is a middle class.) It is small enough that characters coincidentally cross paths and big enough to stand for something less provincial. The money trail, to follow that dollar, starts with steel mill worker Garrett Drimmer (Philip Ettinger), into whose coffee cup the titular buck is passed by a well-to-do lady who has crossed the tracks to buy mufÂ“ns and mistakes him for a beggar. A person whose natural agitation is heightened by economic anxiety Â„ DrimmerÂs a single father who canÂt afford even informal neighborhood day care Â„ he is being dragged into some bad business by mill owner Bud Carl (John Carroll Lynch), likely having something to do with the great pool of blood discovered down at the plant. On top of that story line, heÂs also intervened physically in what he mistakenly assumed was an attack on teenager Dannie Furlbee (Kirrilee Berger) near a country club pool in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, insomniac private eye and former police detective Jake Noveer (Nathaniel Martello-White) winds up working both for DannieÂs mother, who suspects her husband of cheating, and Â„ to their mutual ignorance Â„ her father (Greg Germann), a developer who wants the inside scoop on whatÂs happening at the mill and has plans of his own for Braden, Pa., where all this is going down, within hailing distance of Pittsburgh and yet a world away. (Dannie will do some detecting of her own.) Also in the mix: a self-critical schoolteacher (Deirdre OÂConnell, especially excellent among generally excellent players); a grocery cashier (Aleksa Palladino) with an unusual childhood and a difÂ“cult father (Jeff Perry); a petty thief (country singer Sturgill Simpson) who runs a sort of open bazaar of stolen goods (the cops call him Wal-Mart); and a handsome mystery man (Leslie Odom Jr.) who throws fancy parties in a fancy house. Most of the characters seem a little sad and weary, even the younger ones, apart from those who are relatively new to town. So many secrets are held among them that the series is suspenseful nearly all of the time. Created by Jason Mosberg (author of the young adult con-artist novel ÂGriftÂŽ and last yearÂs Nic Cage thriller, ÂArsenalÂŽ), it is a show with a lot to like. The excellence of the acting and the admirable (one might almost say English) naturalism of the production balance the sometimes improbable, even implausible action and the occasional sacriÂ“ce of sense to drama; it is true that in life, people do not act sensibly, but Â“ctional characters should be held to a higher standard of consistency. Still, the writing gives the actors a lot to play with. Additionally, ÂOne DollarÂŽ wants to be a big canvas show, like a Charles Dickens novel with multiple murders in it, that says something about who we are now. The phrase Âfake newsÂŽ makes an appearance, and a politician is said to be jumping on Âthe populism train.ÂŽ Issues about class and race are raised in ways that, on the one hand, can seem a little forced, and on the other Â„ you know, just, kudos for dealing at all with class and race. Beyond that, itÂs a solid cop drama, with a respectable number of action scenes Â„ which is to say, not too many, and just enough Â„ and some classic mismatched partners between new Chewy (Joshua Bitton), who presents as what one might call mildly racist and misogynist, and Rook (Nike Uche Kadri), who is black and female. (I donÂt have to tell you that respect will come, since it always does.) Parallel tensions, on a greater and deeper scale, animate the relation between Noveer and his old boss police Chief Peter Trask (Christopher Denham). More than anything, Martello-WhiteÂs Noveer is what makes the series fun to watch Â„ heÂs funny, a little dark and immediately charismatic in a rumpled, sleep-deprived, Philip Marlowe sort of way. If anyone should care to produce ÂThe Jake Noveer Mysteries,ÂŽ I will see you there. HIGHLIGHTS Most of the characters seem a little sad and weary, even the younger ones, apart from those who are relatively new to town. Created by Jason Mosberg (author of the young adult con-artist novel ÂGriftÂŽ and last yearÂs Nic Cage thriller, ÂArsenalÂŽ), it is a show with a lot to like. Heart health begins in kitchenBy Metro Creative ServicesWeight-loss initiatives and dieting often go hand-in-hand, but healthy diets can do more than help women shed pounds. Heart disease is the primary killer of females, but embracing heart-healthy diets can help women reduce their risk of develop cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association reports that heart disease causes one in three female deaths each year in the United States. The AHA also notes that 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Heart valve problems, congestive heart failure, abnormal rhythm of the heart, and plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries can contribute to heart disease. Fortunately, healthy choices, including the right diet, can help reduce womenÂs risk for heart disease risk. Here are a few easy ways to modify eating habits to be more heart-healthy. Avoid consuming too many calories: The Mayo Clinic says to control portion sizes so that you are not overloading on extra calories. Eat larger portions of nutrient-rich foods and go sparingly on high-calorie, high-sodium and/ or reÂ“ned foods. Being overweight can contribute to heart problems. Increase produce consumption: A variety of low-calorie fruits and vegetables can provide ample nutrition and plenty of healthy antioxidants. Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables so that you get as many vitamins and minerals as possible. Make fruits and vegetables your largest portions when eating. Reduce sodium intake: Harvard Health points out that too much sodium consumption can increase blood pressure and cause the body to hold onto Â”uid. Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems. Choose healthy fats: Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, olive oil and Â”ax seed reduce a personÂs risk of developing arrhythmia and atherosclerosis. The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty Â“sh at least twice a week as a way to boost omega-3 fatty acid levels. Load up on berries: When choosing fruits, go heavy on berries. Health magazine reports that according to a 2013 study by the Harvard School of Public Health in the United States and the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, women between the ages of 25 and 42 who ate more than three servings of blueberries and strawberries a week had a 32 percent lower risk of heart attack compared with those who ate less. The authors of the study attributed the beneÂ“t to compounds known as anthocyanins and Â”avonoids,which are antioxidants, that may decrease blood pressure and dilate blood vessels.
THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Â€ WEATHERNo stocks in todayÂs News WireWallstreet was closed in observance of Labor Day. Stocks will appear as normal in WednesdayÂs News Wire. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 By CATHERINE LUCEYASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. In his latest broadside against the Justice DepartmentÂs traditional independence, Trump tweeted that ÂObama era investigations, of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.ÂŽ He added: ÂTwo easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff......ÂŽ Another blow in TrumpÂs long-running feud with Sessions, the presidentÂs complaint Â“ ts with his pattern of viewing the Department of Justice less as a law enforcement agency and more as one that should do his political bidding. Typically the agency prides itself on independence from political inÂ” uence, and investigators are never supposed to take into account the political afÂ“ liations of the people they investigate. The Â“ rst two Republicans to endorse Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges last month: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of New York on insider trading. Both have proclaimed their innocence. The Hunter investigation began in June 2016, according to the indictment. It was not clear when the investigation into Collins began. The conspiracy alleged in his indictment supposedly began in 2017, though he was also under investigation by congressional ethics ofÂ“ cials.Trump escalates attacks on Sessions By JAMIE STENGLE and EMILY SCHMALLASSOCIATED PRESSDALLAS Â„ Not long after the last time Cecilia Roberts was sent to an Atlanta hotel to be sold for sex, the then-17-yearold was in a residential facility for girls like her, recovering from the trauma of trafÂ“ cking as she helped prosecutors convict two adults she had turned to when she needed a place to stay. Roberts spent about a year in a 15-bed residential facility for girls at Wellspring Living in Georgia, one of a number of places established in response to what experts call a growing population of child sextrafÂ“ cking victims. Now 24 and working in purchasing for a health care system, Roberts said living in the safe house allowed her to focus on her education Â„ and to heal. ÂFor the Â“ rst time, IÂm in a room full of people that I feel like understood me, and I didnÂt have to explain myself,ÂŽ said Roberts, who returned to Wellspring for the job training program after moving out of the facility. ÂAs a child, it was all that I needed: just peace, and a little bit of attention and love. ThatÂs all that I was looking for.ÂŽ The need for long-term and specialized care to treat child sex-trafÂ“ cking victims is increasing. For decades, rescued children wound up being arrested and thrown into the juvenile justice system. But thatÂs changed in recent years, as states have moved to steer victims toward treatment. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia have eliminated criminal liability for minors, with all but one state making the change since 2010, according to Shared Hope International, which works to prevent the conditions that lead to sex trafÂ“ cking. Experts say some states are reluctant to follow suit due to a lack of services for the children. ÂWe need more safe spaces where survivors can heal and re-enter their communities,ÂŽ said Rebecca Epstein, executive director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law.Patchwork of programs serves child sex-trafficking victims AP PHOTOIn this July 19 photo, Toni McKinley, Director of The Survivor Program for DMST at The Refuge, right, gives mentors a tour of the new facility near Austin, Texas. By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLESASSOCIATED PRESSDES MOINES, Iowa Â„ Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent Â” ight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. ÂWeÂre with you,ÂŽ one said, according a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. ÂYouÂve got to do this,ÂŽ said another. Biden himself is more conÂ” icted Â„ but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say, and he has given himself until January to deliberate and size up potential competition for the Democratic nomination, according to people who have spoken to the former vice president about his decision making. In the meantime, Biden diligently maintains a network of supporters in key states, a group 30 years in the making, while some of those competitors are still making introductions. As he makes each careful step, Biden faces the same dilemma. For an elder statesman in a leaderless party, one who long envisioned himself in the top job, the pull toward another presidential bid is strong. But the 75-year-old former vice president must weigh the realities of jumping into a crowded primary full of up-andcomers eager to debate the future of the party. ÂHe is not someone who needs to run to cement his place in history. HeÂs not someone who needs to run to feel heÂs making a signiÂ“ cant contribution to the public discourse and the Democratic Party,ÂŽ said Anita Dunn, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. ÂBut he is someone who, at the end of the day, feels a great Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020 AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 29 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. By PETER PRENGAMAN and SARAH DiLORENZOASSOCIATED PRESSRIO DE JANEIRO Â„ FireÂ“ ghters dug through the burned-out hulk of BrazilÂs National Museum on Monday, a day after Â“ re roared through the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed Â“ ngers over who was to blame. The museum held Latin AmericaÂs largest collection of historical artifacts, and ofÂ“ cials suggested that the damage could be catastrophic, with most objects in the main building probably lost. For many in Brazil, the state of the 200-year-old natural history museum quickly became a metaphor for what they see as the gutting of Brazilian culture and life during years of corruption, economic collapse and poor governance. ÂItÂs a crime that the museum was allowed to get to this shape,ÂŽ said Laura Albuquerque, a 29-yearold dance teacher who was in a crowd protesting outside the gates. ÂWhat happened isnÂt just regrettable, itÂs devastating, and politicians are responsible for it.ÂŽ The cause of the Â“ re that broke out Sunday night was not known. Federal police will investigate since the museum was part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. But protesters, commentators and museum directors themselves said years of government neglect had left the museum so underfunded that its staff had turn to crowdfunding sites to open exhibitions. Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, the museumÂs deputy director, criticized authorities for starving the museum of vital funding while spending lavishly on stadiums to host the World Cup in 2014. ÂThe money spent on each one of those stadiums Â„ a quarter of that would have been enough to make this museum safe and resplendent,ÂŽ he said in an interview in front of the still-smoldering building aired on Brazilian television. Roberto Leher, rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, said it was well known that the building was vulnerable to Â“ re and in need of extensive repairs. Duarte said he was in the habit of unplugging everything in his ofÂ“ ce at night because of the risk. Civil defense authorities were concerned that internal walls and the roof could collapse further, so ofÂ“ cials had to wait to conduct a full accounting of losses. Duarte said that anything held in the main building was likely destroyed. The collection of 20 million cultural and historical items included pieces that belonged to the royal family and a Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire A National Museum worker organizes pieces rescued from an overnight Â“ re at the museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday. AP PHOTOSA man watches as Â” ames engulf the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday. According to its website, the museum has thousands of items related to the history of Brazil and other countries. The museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.VICTIMS | 8 BIDEN | 8 MUSEUM | 8 SESSIONS | 8
Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018STATE/WORLD NEWSBy RENE RODRIGUEZTHE MIAMI HERALDMIAMI BEACH (AP) Â„ ÂMoney canÂt buy me love,ÂŽ The Beatles wisely sang. But in MiamiÂs luxury real estate market, money can buy you pretty much anything Â„ even a condo that uses a rare Italian sports car as a wall. Artefacto, the high-end furnishings and design Â“rm headquartered in Brazil with three locations in Miami, recently completed the installation of a $1.5 million Pagani Zonda R Â„ one of only 15 ever made Â„ inside an oceanfront four-bedroom, 4,232-square-foot condo at the Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside. The sleek automobile, which is made out of carbon Â“ber and has a top speed of 218 mph, is suspended horizontally on support beams custom-made by Pagani for the installation. The car Â„ sans its V-12 Mercedes-AMG engine Â„ acts as a space divider between the living room and the master bedroom. The city of Surfside granted the contracting Â“rm Finish My Condo a special permit to hoist the car (which weighs 800 pounds with its engine removed) via a crane through the Â“fth-Â”oor condoÂs terrace. Construction on the building had been completed in 2016, so Artefacto had to remove the unitÂs impact windows and moldings in order to get the automobile inside. The rest of the condoÂs decor Â„ including the furniture, lighting and color scheme Â„ was designed to complement the car. Paulo Bacchi, the CEO of Artefacto USA, said the owner of the unit, who wants to remain anonymous, is a Pagani enthusiast who argued that his rare car Â„ one of only a few privately owned Zondas in the world Â„ is as valid a piece of artwork as any traditional painting or sculpture. ÂHe said that people go to Art Basel and spend $5 million on paintings to hang on their wall, so why not put his passion on his wall?ÂŽ Bacchi said. ÂI told him ÂWhatever makes you happy.Â Â Artefacto, which was launched 40 years ago and is currently expanding into a global brand, specializes in the luxury market. The Â“rm built the model unit on the 11th Â”oor of Zaha HadidÂs One Thousand Museum tower, complete with working air conditioning, while construction on the 62-story skyscraper had only reached the 43rd Â”oor. Bacchi said he has seen Porsches and Ferraris used as wall decorations in other South Florida condos, and some Miami residents have been known to park their cars inside their homes when a hurricane approaches. But the Pagani installation was different because the owner wanted a 360-degree view of the car, with the undercarriage facing the bedroom and the roof facing the living room. Miami, of course, already has a luxury condo tower that allows tenants to drive their fancy wheels right into their living room. But Bacchi said the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach wasnÂt an option for his client. ÂAs the name says, itÂs a Porsche building,ÂŽ Bacchi said. ÂMy client is all about Pagani.ÂŽMan hung $1.5M sports car inside his Miami Beach condo MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEShooting victimÂs father still 2nd in election after recountFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Â„ A Florida school board member has maintained her lead over the father of a student slain in a high school mass shooting. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that incumbent Donna Korn maintained a majority of votes after a Broward County election recount. Korn received 50.43 percent of the vote, while Ryan Petty received 30.97 percent of the vote. PettyÂs daughter Alaina was among 17 students and staff slain in the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Korn needed to stay above 50 percent to avoid a November runoff and keep a countywide seat on the nine-member board. The Board of Elections is expected to certify the results Tuesday. Lori Alhadeff, the mother of another Parkland victim, defeated two other candidates for an open school board seat representing the Parkland area.Florida city evaluates traffic safety after 5 swan deathsLAKELAND (AP) Â„ A Florida city is evaluating trafÂ“c safety after Â“ve of its signature swans were struck and killed by motorists. In a report by The Ledger, Lakeland Police spokesman Gary Gross said distracted driving appeared to be to blame for the swansÂ deaths over the last three weeks. A sixth swan was injured. About 70 swans live on LakelandÂs Lake Morton. City officials and nearby residents plan to meet Thursday to discuss ways to slow or reduce traffic along the shoreline. An estimated 4,600 vehicles drive daily around the scenic lake. The birds are considered city property. ItÂs a criminal violation to harm them or any bird or wild fowl within city limits. Most of LakelandÂs swans are descendants of a pair donated to the city by Queen Elizabeth in 1957.Boy killed after being struck by boat propeller in Florida KeysKEY WEST (AP) Â„ A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce said the Fort Myers boy was in a channel between Cudjoe Key and Summerland Key Sunday afternoon when he was struck in the head by the propeller. The boy was taken by boat to a Cudjoe Key resort, where paramedics were waiting. He went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the death.Boy, 6, dies after ATV driven by another child flips overLAKELAND (AP) Â„ A 6-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle driven by another child Â”ipped and fell on him. The Ledger reports that Clayton McLaughlin was pronounced dead at a Tampa hospital Sunday. According to the Polk County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce, ClaytonÂs family brought him to a Â“re station after the crash. Investigators said Clayton was a passenger in an ATV being driven by an 8-year-old boy. The boys were riding on a dirt track in Lakeland when the ATV struck two dirt mounds and Â”ipped onto its side. The ATV landed on Clayton. Authorities said he suffered Âmassive head injuries.ÂŽ The 8-year-old driver was not injured. Authorities said the boys initially wore helmets but removed them after taking a break and did not put them back on. By VICTORIA MILKO and AUNG NAING SOEASSOCIATED PRESSYANGON, Myanmar Â„ A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of ofÂ“cial documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the militaryÂs human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and charged with violating the colonial-era OfÂ“cial Secrets Act, punishable by up to 14 years in prison. They had pleaded not guilty, contending that they were framed by police. ÂToday is a sad day for Myanmar, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and the press everywhere,ÂŽ Stephen J. Adler, Reuters editor-in-chief, said in a statement. He said the charges were Âdesigned to silence their reporting and intimidate the press.ÂŽ The case has drawn worldwide attention as an example of how democratic reforms in long-isolated Myanmar have stalled under the civilian government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, which took power in 2016. Though the military, which ruled the country for a half-century, maintains control of several key ministries, Suu KyiÂs rise to government had raised hopes for an accelerated transition to full democracy and her stance on the Rohingya crisis has disappointed many former admirers. As the verdict was announced in the hot Yangon courtroom, Kyaw Soe OoÂs wife started crying, leaning into the lap of the person next to her. Outside the court, police and journalists shouted as the two Reuters reporters were led to a truck to be taken away. ÂThis is unfair,ÂŽ Wa Lone told the crowd. ÂI want to say they are obviously threatening our democracy and destroying freedom of the press in our country.ÂŽ Kevin Krolicki, Reuters regional editor for Asia, said outside the court that it was Âheartbreaking for friends and colleagues and family of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in addition to the outrage many will feel, are deprived of their friends and colleagues, husband and father.ÂŽ Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, both testiÂ“ed they suffered from harsh treatment during their initial interrogations after their arrests last December. Their several appeals for release on bail were rejected. Wa LoneÂs wife, Pan Ei Mon, gave birth to the coupleÂs Â“rst child in Yangon on Aug. 10, but Wa Lone has not yet seen his daughter. The two journalists had been reporting last year on the brutal crackdown by security forces on the Rohingya in MyanmarÂs Rakhine state. Some 700,000 Rohingya Â”ed to neighboring Bangladesh to escape the violence targeting them after attacks by Rohingya militants killed a dozen members of the security forces. Investigators working for the U.N.Âs top human rights body said last week that genocide charges should be brought against senior Myanmar military ofÂ“cers over the crackdown. The accusation of genocide was rejected by MyanmarÂs government, but is the most serious ofÂ“cial recommendation for prosecution so far. Also last week, Facebook banned MyanmarÂs powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation in connection with the Rohingya crisis. ÂTodayÂs verdict cannot conceal the truth of what happened in Rakhine state,ÂŽ Tirana Hassan, Amnesty InternationalÂs director of crisis response, said in a statement Monday. ÂItÂs thanks to the bravery of journalists like Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, that the militaryÂs atrocities have been exposed. Instead of targeting these two journalists, the Myanmar authorities should have been going after those responsible for killings, rape, torture and the torching of hundreds of Rohingya villages.ÂŽMyanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail AP PHOTOJournalists and activists attempt to block a police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving court Monday in Yangon, Myanmar. MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLDUS service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this yearKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Â„ NATO says an American has been killed in eastern Afghanistan while serving in the multinational mission the military alliance is leading. NATO said in a statement that a second U.S. service member was in stable condition after being wounded during MondayÂs attack. U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of NATOÂs Resolute Support operation on Sunday, said the American who died had volunteered for duty in Afghanistan to protect his country. He was the sixth U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan so far this year. Miller called his death Âa tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.ÂŽ The commander added ÂOur duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.ÂŽCyprus police intercept 36 Syrian migrants aboard boatNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Â„ Cyprus police say they have intercepted 36 Syrian migrants, including 11 women and 14 children, after their boat was located off the Mediterranean island nationÂs southeastern coast. Police said a patrol boat located the migrantsÂ vessel around noon Monday off the islandÂs Cape Greco area. There were four infants among the children aboard the vessel. ItÂs the third time in four days a Syrian migrant boat has been located off the Cape. Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides repeated earlier Monday that a recent inÂ”ux of migrant arrivals has vaulted tiny Cyprus to the top of the list of European Union member states with the most asylum applications relative to their population.UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on timeBEIRUT (AP) Â„ United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon started the new school year on time on Monday, despite the U.S. decision to cancel funding to the international bodyÂs Palestinian relief agency. Students were giddy as they arrived at the Haifa Intermediate School in BeirutÂs Bir Hassan neighborhood on Monday and sat through their Â“rst language, history, and math lessons of the year. Claudio Cordone, director of UNRWA affairs in Lebanon, called it a Âjoyful day,ÂŽ and called on donor nations to Â“ll the deÂ“cit left behind by the U.S. decision announced Friday. It was a day many thought would not come, at least not on time, as UNRWA faces some of its toughest pressures in its 68-year history. The Trump administration, encouraged by Israel, has expressed deep skepticism over the agencyÂs mission to provide education and social services to over 5 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. UNRWA was founded in 1949 to serve some 700,000 Palestinians who were uprooted from their homes in the war to create Israel.Iran FM says Âterrorists must be purgedÂ from SyriaÂs IdlibDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Â„ IranÂs foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus on Monday that Âterrorists must be purgedÂŽ from SyriaÂs Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. Mohammad Javad ZarifÂs comments in Damascus were reported by IranÂs semi-ofÂ“cial Fars news agency and came as Syrian forces and their allies are preparing for an assault on Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in the country. ÂSyriaÂs territorial integrity should be safeguarded and all tribes and groups, as one society, should start the reconstruction process, and the refugees should return to their homes,ÂŽ Zarif said. He met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who is just back from a visit to Moscow. The visit comes days before the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia are expected to meet in Iran to discuss the situation in Idlib.
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 NATIONAL NEWSBy SCOTT BAUERASSOCIATED PRESSMADISON, Wis. Â„ Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to Â“gure out how to get them to the polls in November Â„ and thatÂs where the puppies come in. Students returning to the University of WisconsinMadison campus this summer were greeted by therapy dogs for petting. Those lured by the chance to rufÂ”e a dogÂs ears were then asked to register to vote Â„ a ÂPups to the PollsÂŽ gimmick that was just one of several similar events being staged in 11 battleground states by the liberal group NextGen America. Young people tend to vote for Democrats, but they also tend stay away during midterm elections. ItÂs a perennial frustration for the party Â„ one they are trying to overcome as they seek to take control of Congress. NextGen America, formed by billionaire activist Tom Steyer, hopes to be a game changer. Steyer is investing more than $30 million in whatÂs believed to be the largest voter engagement effort of its kind in U.S. history. The push to register and get pledges from college students to vote is focusing on states such as Wisconsin, Virginia, California and North Carolina with competitive races for Congress, U.S. Senate and other ofÂ“ces. NextGen sees young voters such as Kellen Sharp as key to Â”ipping targeted seats from red to blue. ÂThe outcome of this election deÂ“nitely affects us,ÂŽ said Sharp, an 18-year-old freshman from Milwaukee who stopped to register during the dog event the week before classes started. ÂIÂm just excited to have a voice and say something.ÂŽ A poll this summer by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run. The poll found young people eager to vote for someone who shared their political views on issues such as health care and immigration policy. They expressed far less excitement about voting for a candidate described as a lifelong politician. ÂIf we all vote, we can make a change,ÂŽ said 20-year-old Grace Austin, who stopped to pet the dogs at the Wisconsin event and wound up registering to vote. Austin and other college students who registered said they feel like their friends are more interested in politics than ever before Â„ boosting hopes of Democrats trying to reverse the trend of declining youth participation in midterm elections. ÂWe want them to know they need to show up and when they do, we will win,ÂŽ said NextGenÂs Wisconsin director George Olufosoye. ÂWe want them to know they have power.ÂŽ They certainly have the numbers. Since the last midterm election in 2014, 15 million post-millennials Â„ those between the ages of 18 and 21 Â„ have become eligible to vote. But while Generation X, millennials and post-millennials make up the majority of voting-eligible adults nationwide, they are not expected to cast the most votes in November. In the 2014 midterm, they cast 21 million fewer votes than voters over age 54, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. Turnout among 18to 24-year-olds hit a 40-year low in 2014, bottoming out at 17.1 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, or CIRCLE, at Tufts University.$30 million poured into effort to energize young voters By DAVID EGGERT and COREY WILLIAMSASSOCIATED PRESSDETROIT Â„ Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper Â„ the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in Flint and other communities. Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti expects the closure of water fountains and other drinking Â“xtures in all 106 schools to go smoothly because the district Â„ MichiganÂs largest Â„ had previously turned off the tap in 18 schools. The coolers and bottled water will cost $200,000 over two months, after which the district probably will seek bids for a longer-term contract, he said. Kids at the schools that already had coolers drank more than they ever had from the fountains, according to their principals. ÂThere has been an undertone of not trusting the water to begin with,ÂŽ Vitti told The Associated Press in a phone interview Friday, days after announcing his decision. ÂWith the water coming from the water coolers, they just trust it more and are drinking it more.ÂŽ Detroit is not the Â“rst major school district to switch to bottled water. The 49,000-student district in Portland, Oregon, turned off its Â“xtures in 2016 after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every school Â„ a problem that took two years to Â“x. Fountains at most schools in the 80,000-student Baltimore districts have been shut off for more than a decade Last year, LeeAndria Hardison saw brown water coming from fountains at the Detroit school attended by her teenage son. ÂIÂve been sending water to school every day with his name on it Â„ Â“ve bottles of water in a cooling pack,ÂŽ said Hardison, 39. Water testing in Detroit schools should have started years ago due to aging pipes, said Ricky Rice, 61, who has a grandson in sixth grade and another grandchild beginning kindergarten. ÂIn the poorer neighborhoods, in the black neighborhoods we always have a problem with issues of environment,ÂŽ Rice said.Detroit is latest big school district to turn off tap water MORE HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE NATIONCounty prison locked down after 11 workers sickenedPITTSBURGH (AP) Â„ Authorities say a western Pennsylvania jail is on lockdown after almost a dozen employees became ill from an unknown substance. Allegheny County ofÂ“cials say nine corrections ofÂ“cers and two medical personnel have been sickened since about 10 p.m. Sunday by some kind of odor or substance at the Allegheny County Jail. County spokeswoman Amie Downs says all employees were taken to a hospital for evaluation and have since been released. OfÂ“cials said the jail will be locked down until further notice. Staff members are interviewing inmates and plan searches to determine the cause. County police are also investigating.Protesters begin march against Dakota AccessDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Â„ About two dozen environmental demonstrators are undertaking a 100-mile march in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Des Moines Register reports that they began their eight-day trek Saturday in Des Moines. Advocacy groups Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa organized the march to show unity against the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline. Protesters plan to walk 10-15 miles a day, completing the march Saturday in Fort Dodge. Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities President Regina Tsosie told the newspaper that the pipeline could break and poison the water. She also says it has desecrated sacred sites.Husband distraught after wifeÂs body left to rot 3 yearsGREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) Â„ The husband of a woman whose body authorities said was left inside a funeral home to rot for almost three years said he canÂt stop thinking about how poorly she was treated in death. A grand jury indicted two men Â„ Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings Â„ with desecration of human remains after prosecutors said they left Mary Alice Pitts Moore in unrefrigerated rooms under blankets and surrounded by air fresheners for nearly three years at First Family Funeral HomeÂs locations Â“rst in Greenwood and later in Spartanburg. Arrest warrants against the men said Fred Parker Jr. and his family owed them money for MooreÂs funeral, so they didnÂt cremate her remains and return them as requested. HEARING LOSS $999ea $1299ea $1299ea adno=50541831
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP TECHNOLOGY WRITERNEW YORK Â„ When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase Âscreen time,ÂŽ nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible. Boy, have things changed with his grandkids and their phones and their Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. ÂIt almost seems like an addiction,ÂŽ said Dennis, a retired homebuilder who lives in Bellevue, Washington. ÂIn the old days you had a computer and you had a TV and you had a phone but none of them were linked to the outside world but the phone. You didnÂt have this omnipresence of technology.ÂŽ TodayÂs grandparents may have fond memories of the Âgood old days,ÂŽ but history tells us that adults have worried about their kidsÂ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock ÂnÂ roll. ÂThis whole idea that we even worry about what kids are doing is pretty much a 20th century thing,ÂŽ said Katie Foss, a media studies professor at Middle Tennessee State University. But when it comes to screen time, she added, Âall we are doing is reinventing the same concern we were having back in the Â50s.ÂŽ True, the anxieties these days seem particularly acute Â„ as, of course, they always have. Smartphones have a highly customized, 24/7 presence in our lives that feeds parental fears of antisocial behavior and stranger danger. What hasnÂt changed, though, is a general parental dread of what kids are doing out of sight. In previous generations, this often meant kids wandering around on their own or sneaking out at night to drink. These days, it might mean hiding in their bedroom, chatting with strangers online. Less than a century ago, the radio sparked similar fears. ÂThe radio seems to find parents more helpless than did the funnies, the automobile, the movies and other earlier invaders of the home, because it can not be locked out or the children locked in,ÂŽ Sidonie Matsner Gruenberg, director of the Child Study Association of America, told The Washington Post in 1931. She added that the biggest worry radio gave parents was how it interfered with other interests Â„ conversation, music practice, group games and reading. In the early 1930s a group of mothers from Scarsdale, New York, pushed radio broadcasters to change programs they thought were too Âoverstimulating, frightening and emotionally overwhelmingÂŽ for kids, said Margaret Cassidy, a media historian at Adelphi University in New York who authored a chronicle of American kids and media. Called the Scarsdale Moms, their activism led the National Association of Broadcasters to come up with a code of ethics around childrenÂs programming in which they pledged not to portray criminals as heroes and to refrain from glorifying greed, selfishness and disrespect for authority. Then television burst into the public consciousness with unrivaled speed. By 1955, more than half of all U.S. homes had a black and white set, according to Mitchell Stephens, a media historian at New York University. The hand-wringing started almost as quickly. A 1961 Stanford University study on 6,000 children, 2,000 parents and 100 teachers found that more than half of the kids studied watched ÂadultÂŽ programs such as Westerns, crime shows and shows that featured Âemotional problems.ÂŽ Researchers were aghast at the TV violence present even in childrenÂs programming. By the end of that decade, Congress had authorized $1 million (about $7 million today) to study the effects of TV violence, prompting Âliterally thousands of projectsÂŽ in subsequent years, Cassidy said. That eventually led the American Academy of Pediatrics to adopt, in 1984, its first recommendation that parents limit their kidsÂ exposure to technology. The medical association argued that television sent unrealistic messages around drugs and alcohol, could lead to obesity and might fuel violence. Fifteen years later, in 1999, it issued its now-infamous edict that kids under 2 should not watch any television at all. The spark for that decision was the British kidsÂ show ÂTeletubbies,ÂŽ which featured cavorting humanoids with TVs embedded in their abdomens. But the odd TV-within-the-TVbeings conceit of the show wasnÂt the problem Â„ it was the ÂgibberishÂŽ the Teletubbies directed at preverbal kids whom doctors thought should be learning to speak from their parents, said Donald Shifrin, a University of Washington pediatrician and former chair of the AAP committee that pushed for the recommendation. Video games presented a different challenge. Decades of study have failed to validate the most prevalent fear, that violent games encourage violent behavior. But from the moment the games emerged as a cultural force in the early 1980s, parents fretted about the way kids could lose themselves in games as simple and repetitive as ÂPac-Man,ÂŽ ÂAsteroidsÂŽ and ÂSpace Invaders.ÂŽ Some cities sought to restrict the spread of arcades; Mesquite, Texas, for instance, insisted that the under-17 set required parental supervision. Many parents imagined the arcades where many teenagers played video games Âas dens of vice, of illicit trade in drugs and sex,ÂŽ Michael Z. Newman, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee media historian, wrote recently in Smithsonian. This time, some experts were more sympathetic to kids. Games could relieve anxiety and fed the ageold desire of kids to Âbe totally absorbed in an activity where they are out on an edge and canÂt think of anything else,ÂŽ Robert Millman, an addiction specialist at the New York HospitalCornell University Medical Center, told the New York Times in 1981. He cast them as benign alternatives to gambling and Âglue sniffing.ÂŽ Initially, the internet Â„ touted as an Âinformation superhighwayÂŽ that could connect kids to the worldÂs knowledge Â„ got a similar pass for helping with homework and research. Yet as the internet began linking people together, often in ways that connected previously isolated people, familiar concerns soon resurfaced. Sheila Azzara, a grandmother of 12 in Fallbrook, California, remembers learning about AOL chatrooms in the early 1990s and finding them Âkind of a hostile place.ÂŽ Teens with more permissive parents who came of age in the Â90s might remember these chatrooms as places a 17-year-old girl could pretend to be a 40-yearold man (and vice versa), and talk about sex, drugs and rock ÂnÂ roll (or more mundane topics such as current events). Azzara still didnÂt worry too much about technologyÂs effects on her children. Cellphones werenÂt in common use, and computers Â„ if families had them Â„ were usually set up in the living room. But she, too, worries about her grandkids. ÂThey donÂt interact with you,ÂŽ she said. ÂThey either have their head in a screen or in a game.ÂŽFrom penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages In this July 29, 1980, photo, Greg Berman, 12, of Santa Barbara, California, sits at a computer console at California Computer Camp near Santa Barbara. TodayÂs grandparents may have fond memories of the Âgood old days,ÂŽ but history tells us that adults have worried about their kidsÂ fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the rst comic books and rock ÂnÂ roll. AP FILE PHOTOSIn this July 21, 1987, photo, Carlos Tunnerman, 10, plays the ÂContraÂŽ video game at an arcade in a Miami, Florida. Decades of study have failed to validate the most prevalent fear, that violent games encourage violent behavior. But from the moment the games emerged as a cultural force in the early 1980s, parents fretted about the way kids could lose themselves in games as simp le and repetitive as ÂPac-Man,ÂŽ ÂAsteroidsÂŽ and ÂSpace Invaders.ÂŽDear Dave, How do you feel about taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards? Â„ Peggy Dear Peggy, IÂm OK with this under two conditions. One is that you cut up the credit cards, close the accounts, and never use those things again. The second is that you donÂt wipe out your savings in the process. Leave something in there, so youÂre covered in the event of an emergency. Then, rebuild your savings as fast as possible once the debt is out of your way. You have to understand, too, that credit cards arenÂt the problem. The credit card debt isnÂt the problem, either. They are just symptoms of buying things you donÂt need, with money you donÂt have, in order to impress people. Take a long look in the mirror, Peggy, because the person whoÂs looking back at you is the problem. Overspending, disorganization, not earning enough Âƒ whatever label you want to slap on this situation, you are the reason for the problem. Once you understand and accept that, and you start living on a budget and staying away from debt, youÂll have taken your Â“rst real steps toward Â“nancial peace! Â„ DaveNeed life insurance with no dependents?Dear Dave, IÂm 35, single, and I have no dependents. Do I need a life insurance policy? Â„ Larry Dear Larry, In your situation, if you have enough cash saved up to pay your Â“nal expenses Â„ and you donÂt have any debt Â„ thereÂs no reason for you to carry a life insurance policy. No one will be harmed Â“nancially by your death, and no one would be deprived of the income that would be lost if something unexpected happened to you. Even if you have a mortgage on a home, the house will normally sell for enough to pay off the mortgage. However, if you have debt, or if you donÂt have some money stashed away in savings, you might want to consider an inexpensive term life insurance policy. At your age, if youÂre healthy, you can get $100,000 worth of coverage for just $10 to $15 a month. Remember, you donÂt buy insurance to leave an inheritance. You buy life insurance is to make sure thereÂs enough money to take care of your family and Â“nal expenses. You wouldnÂt want your parents or someone else having to foot the bill! Â„ Dave Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 14 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey. com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.Taking money out of savings to pay off credit cards DaveRAMSEYC
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger YesterdayÂs Challenger Answers DEAR DR. ROACH: Decades ago, I served in the Marines and was wounded in action in the Korean War. While recuperating in the naval hospital, I was told by several doctors that the more important reading of blood pressure (which they took frequently) was the bottom number. Now I am told by my doctors at the Veterans Aairs medical facility that it is the top number that is more critical. I am confused. Can you help? Â„ M.B. ANSWER: Both the top number and the bottom number are important, and either of them might be more critical in any given person. Looking at the entire population, it is thought that systolic blood pressure (the top number) is probably more associated with risk of heart attack and stroke. However, some people have normal systolic but high diastolic (the bottom number) pressures, and do need treatment. Physicians can get clues about the underlying cause of high blood pressure from the readings. An older person with very high systolic and low diastolic pressure may have calcied, sti blood vessels or a leaky valve connecting the heart with the aorta (the aortic valve). A person with a low systolic and high diastolic may have some heart failure or may have a blockage in the aortic valve. Knowing more about an individual can help the doctor choose the best kind of medication. I know it was decades ago, but I still thank you for your service. DR. ROACH WRITES: A recent column about the side eects of statin drugs generated a lot of mail, mostly about alternatives to statin drugs in people who could not tolerate them. I had mentioned in the column that a four-week period of time o of statins followed by a trial of a dierent statin resulted in 60 percent of people being able to tolerate a statin. One person wrote in that twice-a-week rosuvastatin (Crestor) was eective. However, some people cannot take them at all, and in that case, there are two options. The rst is a statin alternative. There are two classes that have been proven to reduce risk of heart disease: One, ezetimibe (Zetia), prevents absorption; the other is the PCSK-9 inhibitors, evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent). The data on these drugs are not as strong as the data for statins. Both classes are well-tolerated in most people. The PCSK-9 inhibitors are given by injection once or twice monthly and are very expensive. The second option is non-drug therapy. Physicians don't emphasize this as much as we should. There was a trial for a cholesterollowering drug where participants were required to meet with a nutritionist dietician then come back for retesting of their cholesterol after a period of maintaining a good diet. Many potential subjects improved their cholesterol numbers so greatly that they were no longer eligible for the drug Â„ in fact, there weren't enough people left to do the trial. A mostly plant-based diet is so eective at improving cholesterol (and often helping with weight) that I feel physicians are frequently missing an opportunity to help our patients, with less risk of side eects and at less expense than medications. Combining a good diet with regular exercise is a dramatic combination that reduces risk not only of heart disease but many other diseases as well.DEAR ABBY: The wife of "Headed for the Open Road" (June 25) will never forgive herself if she doesn't accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. After working for 40 years and retiring from my third j ob, my life partner and I went everywhere and did everything together. Three and a half months after my retirement, he passed away suddenly. I would never have forgiven myself if I hadn't experienced our frozen Jeep in Yellowstone or the eerie silence on the edge of the Hoh Rain Forest in western Washington state. That wife needs to get o her du and have the adventures of a lifetime Â„ unless, of course, she doesn't want to get closer to her husband. That would be a shame. Â„ Rick T. In California DEAR RICK: Thanks for writing and sharing your experiences. Many other passionate travelers responded, oering guidance to "Headed" in making his dreams of adventure a reality. Read on: DEAR ABBY: The husband could rent an RV to travel. His wife doesn't want to be cooped up, and an RV would have a living room, couch, TV/DVD, an onboard toilet, separate bedroom and a small kitchen. In other words, it would be like she's still at home, only moving. The couple could even arrange other transportation at their destinations. Â„ Tom Z. In Las Vegas DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were married 10 years when we discussed the destinations on our travel bucket lists. Mine included a road trip to Utah to see the canyons; he wanted a cruise to the war memorials in Hawaii. Neither of us was interested in the other's trip, so he took his adult daughter on the cruise, and three girlfriends and I took the road trip. We both had wonderful times, took tons of photos to share, and came back with lots to talk about. My motto is, don't put o something you want to do. Â„ Claire G. Out West Dear Heloise: Is there a law against a young child PUMPING GAS at the self-service island? Â„ A Reader in Pennsylvania There's no law against it, but it's not a good idea. Having a child "help" by pumping gas can cause a multitude of problems. Kids' lungs aren't fully developed, and breathing gas fumes can cause damage to their lungs and eyes. Also, children's hand-eye coordination is not advanced; splashing is almost guaranteed. What's a good age to start pumping gas? When you get your learner's permit. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: When I lend something to a friend, I take a picture of it and caption it with the name of who has it. I might sound like a Grinch, but I get my stu back! Â„ Gary in Fort Wayne, Ind. Nothing wrong with keeping up with who's got what! Â„ HeloiseThe importance of our systolic and diastolic BP numbers Options for retiree's wife to join in on his exploring Kids shouldn't pump gasHints from Heloise Dr. Roach Dear Abby
Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will gure out how a thing works. This takes time, curiosity, care, patience, intelligence, attention. And for everything it takes, it will give even more. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Recharging your brain is as or more important than any of the other activities you do to maintain your health and well-being. Listen to what your body tells you and obey. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The one who puts you on the defensive has something to teach you about what you have to protect, where youÂre vulnerable and what matters to you. Finding the lesson will be easier in retrospect. CANCER (June 22-July 22). ThereÂs something you want to accomplish that you think should be done right where you are, and youÂre probably right. But a bit of travel will help you get perspective on it. DonÂt stay put just because youÂre Âtoo busy.ÂŽ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Those who belittle others are feeling littler than them inside. Yours is a personal culture of generosity. It hurts you to see people mistreated. YouÂll do something about it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People see you in one role and donÂt know how multifaceted you are. But they sense it, and youÂll give them a taste today. YouÂre in the mood to shake things up and get a reaction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone you love may play the victim. It will not suit you to buy into the game and become the savior. Rather, help others by teaching them to help themselves. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). YouÂre more worldly because of this dayÂs events. Mainly, youÂre able to pay attention to them and decide where you stand in it all without leaning in any particular direction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). YouÂll waste no time in getting down to business with the people you know, and this will wind up opening doors for you. YouÂll bring new people into your world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). YouÂre the matchmaker of your own destiny. ItÂs a lot of responsibility, and many times it feels like itÂs not even in your hands. A good match promotes prosperity. A bad match will do the opposite. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The way itÂs done in the world of theater is to change the setting or the costumes to get get noticed anew. YouÂll do this sort of thing today and enjoy the attention. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Considering the present star conguration, hereÂs a question worth asking: ÂWhy am I listening to you?ÂŽ The answer will provide you with an enlightening answer. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 4). This year youÂll have reason to reach higher, believe more fully and push yourself harder. It will pay o. Write to yourself. A diary will give you the clarity to grow into the person the world really needs you to be. The next four weeks bring an improvement in the domestic arrangement that will support your eorts. Aries and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 33, 31, 28 and 18. HOROSCOPE BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 PEANUTS By Charles Schulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 ODD NEWSROANOKE, Va. (AP) Â„ Try walking a mile in these shoes. The Roanoke Times reports a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer. Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20 and by one person on Aug. 25. Taken together, he lost shirts, hoodies, a jacket, one complete sneaker pair Â„ and 13 right shoes. Wickham says he typically keeps right shoes on display, while their other halves rest behind the counter. Accordingly, Wickham says the looters were Âpretty much risking their freedom for nothing.ÂŽ Roanoke County police spokeswoman Amy Whittaker says one 17-year-old has been charged in the July burglary. Police have also released video of the Aug. 25 burglary. Thieves raid Virginia store of right-foot shoesALMANACToday is Tuesday, Sept. 4 the 247th day of 2018. There are 118 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Sept. 4, 1951 President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation from the Japanese peace treaty conference in San Francisco in the first live, coastto-coast television broadcast.On this dateIn 1781 Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve. In 1917 the American Expeditionary Forces in France suffered their first fatalities during World War I when a German plane attacked a British-run base hospital in Camiers. In 1944 during World War II, British troops liberated Antwerp, Belgium. In 1957 Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent nine black students from entering all-white Central High School in Little Rock. In 1972 U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a seventh gold medal at the Munich Olympics in the 400-meter medley relay. In 1998 Internet services company Google filed for incorporation in California. In 2006 ÂCrocodile HunterÂŽ Steve Irwin, 44, died after a stingrayÂs barb pierced his chest. In 2014 comedian Joan Rivers died at a New York hospital at age 81, a week after going into cardiac arrest in a doctorÂs office during a routine medical procedure.TodayÂs birthdays Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 87. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 77. Singer Merald ÂBubbaÂŽ Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 76. Actress Jennifer Salt is 74. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 69. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread is 68. Actress Judith Ivey is 67. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 67. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans Sr. is 58. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 58. Actor Richard Speight Jr. is 49. Actor Noah Taylor is 49. Actress Ione Skye is 48. Actor-singer James Monroe Iglehart is 44. Actor Wes Bentley is 40. Actor Max Greenfield is 39. Singer Beyonce Knowles is 37. Actress-comedian Whitney Cummings is 36.Bible verseÂAnd Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.ÂŽ Â„ Matthew 17:20 Take another look at this and never again make little of your faith, no matter how small it may look to you. It is mountain moving; use it and a miracle is in the making. ItÂs impossible to quantify how many children are sold for sex in the U.S., but Polaris, which operates the National Human TrafÂ“cking Hotline, said the number of cases itÂs handled in which itÂs known that the sex-trafÂ“cking victim is a minor has more than doubled over the last Â“ve years, from 1,020 in 2012 to 2,495 in 2017. Advocates say specialized residential care with targeted treatment in a home-like setting can be good for victims, but they also say it would be best if the response were tailored to each child. ÂIn the ideal world, weÂd have a range of services. So that the kid who liked the long-term equine therapy could be treated there. Or the kid who didnÂt want to be in any kind of shelter but wanted to get some kind of support in a foster setting or their family home could have that,ÂŽ said Carol Smolenski, executive director of ECPATUSA, an anti-trafÂ“cking policy organization. ÂIn an ideal world, thereÂd be a continuum of types of services, but weÂre nowhere near that.ÂŽ Just this past week, the Â“rst girls began to arrive at the Refuge Ranch, a new 50-acre residential community of four-person cottages near Austin. The ranch offers trauma-informed care, medical treatment, a school program, and group and individual therapy for girls ages 11 to 19, according to founder and CEO Brooke Crowder. The girls will have access to horses and pets. They will be able to take yoga and art classes, or work in a garden. Those over 16 can apply for paid internships to learn job skills. The ranch was built entirely from donations. While government entities will refer girls to the program and pay for them to stay there, Crowder says that only one of those contracts so far will completely cover what it costs to care for them. Crowder expects to have at least nine children living at the ranch by the end of the year, with plans to eventually house 48 girls. Kids who are vulnerable to trafÂ“cking include those who are homeless or runaways, or who have been neglected or abused. They can end up being trafÂ“cked by boyfriends or adults they view as parent Â“gures. ÂWhatever you need, theyÂll be that person,ÂŽ said Allison Franklin, who fell under the control of a sex trafÂ“cker in her 20s after being sexually abused as a child and a runaway in her teens. ÂSome of them are so adept at this that you might not even have vulnerability or a need and theyÂll create it.ÂŽ Now 43, she mentors teen victims in Texas and says the specialized approach at the Refuge Ranch, where the average stay is expected to be a year and a half, will make a difference in their lives. ÂHealing from this takes so much time and effort,ÂŽ she said. ÂFor them to have a safe place that honors them for that long is just amazing.ÂŽVICTIMSFROM PAGE 1 deal of responsibility to listen to those people who are urging him to run.ÂŽ Biden would likely cast a long shadow, but a candidate Biden is not expected to clear what will be a crowded Â“eld of aspiring presidents in 2020. He would have competition for the support of the Democratic establishment. And he would almost certainly face tough challenges from the left Â„ the source of much of the partyÂs energy at the moment Â„ possibly from liberal Â“rebrands Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Biden would likely cast himself as a more centrist Democrat with working-class appeal, bipartisan credentials and grounding in a more civil political culture that has faded in the Trump era, said Jim Margolis, a top adviser to Barack ObamaÂs 2008 and 2012 campaigns. ÂHe would carry the imprimatur of the Obama administration in addition to occupying a space in the middle that isnÂt as crowded as others who are more actively running,ÂŽ said Margolis. He hit those themes gently at a memorial service for his late Senate colleague, Republican John McCain, last week. ÂI always thought of John as a brother,ÂŽ Biden said. ÂWe had a hell of a lot of family Â“ghts.ÂŽBIDENFROM PAGE 1painting by the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari. The museum, which was once home to the royal family, also housed extensive paleontological, anthropological and biological specimens. It was home to a skull called Luzia that was among the oldest fossils ever found in the Americas. It also held a Torah and an Egyptian mummy and the largest meteorite ever discovered in Brazil Â„ one of the few objects that ofÂ“cials could conÂ“rm had survived. Brazil has struggled to emerge from a two-year recession and seen its political and corporate elite jailed in Latin AmericaÂs largest corruption investigation. The country has been riven with deep political divisions following the impeachment and removal of former President Dilma Rousseff. The protesters gathered outside the museum gates tried several times to push into the site, demanding to see the damage and calling on the government to rebuild. Police held the crowd back with pepper spray, tear gas and batons. ÂThis Â“re is what Brazilian politicians are doing to the people,ÂŽ said Rosana Hollanda, a 35-year-old high school history teacher, who was crying. ÂTheyÂre burning our history, and theyÂre burning our dreams.ÂŽ Signs of disrepair were evident: The fencing was dilapidated, stonework was cracked and lawns appeared untended. As the museum was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial in June, its budget had fallen from around $130,000 in 2013 to around $84,000 last year, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper reported in May. In a sign of how strapped the museum was, when a termite infestation last year forced the closure of a room that housed a 13-yard-long dinosaur skeleton, ofÂ“cials turned to crowdfunding to raise the money to reopen the room. The institution had recently secured approval for nearly $5 million for a planned renovation, including an upgrade of the Â“re-prevention system, ofÂ“cials said. ÂLook at the irony. The money is now there, but we ran out of time,ÂŽ museum Director Alexander Kellner told reporters at the scene.MUSEUMFROM PAGE 1Hunter has not exited his race, while Collins ended his re-election bid days after his indictment. Both seats appear likely to remain in GOP hands, but the charges have raised Democratic hopes. A spokeswoman for Sessions declined comment, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Trump, who did not address the speciÂ“cs of the charges, just the political impact, has previously pressed Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department. Trump has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over SessionsÂ decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because heÂd worked on TrumpÂs campaign. Some of the issues Trump has raised have either already been examined or are being investigated. The tension between Trump and Sessions boiled over recently with Sessions punching back, saying that he and his department Âwill not be improperly inÂ”uenced by political considerations.ÂŽ Still, Sessions has made clear to associates that he has no intention of leaving his job voluntarily despite TrumpÂs constant criticism. Allies, including Republican members of Congress, have long advised Trump that Â“ring Sessions Â„ especially before the November midterm elections Â„ would be deeply damaging to the party. But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections. ÂI think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice,ÂŽ Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters recently.SESSIONSFROM PAGE 1 In this Friday photo, President Donald Trump gestures while speaking at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.AP PHOTOSIn this July 13 photo, Attorney General Je Sessions delivers remarks in Portland, Maine. By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN RABYASSOCIATED PRESSGRANT TOWN, W.Va. Â„ ItÂs coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-Â“red power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased deaths and illnesses from the rollback on regulation of harmful emission from the nationÂs coal power plants. An analysis done by his own Environmental Protection Agency concludes that the plan would lead to a greater number of people here dying prematurely, and suffering health problems that they otherwise would not have, than elsewhere in the country, when compared to health impacts of the Obama plan. Knotts, a coal miner for 35 years, isnÂt fazed when he hears that warning, a couple of days after TrumpÂs West Virginia rally. He says the last thing people in coal country want is the government slapping down more controls on coal Â„ and the air here in the remote West Virginia mountains seems Â“ne to him. ÂPeople here have had it with other people telling us what we need. We know what we need. We need a job,ÂŽ Knotts said at lunch hour at a Circle K in a tiny town between two coal mines, and 9 miles down the road from a coal power plant, the Grant Town plant. The sky around Grant Town is bright blue. The mountains are a dazzling green. Paw Paw Creek gurgles past the town. Clean-air controls since the 1980s largely turned off the columns of black soot that used to rise from coal smokestacks. The regulations slashed the national death rates from coal-Â“red power plants substantially. These days pollutants rise from smoke stacks as gases, before solidifying into Â“ne particles Â„ still invisible Â„ small enough to pass through lungs and into bloodstreams. An EPA analysis says those pollutants would increase under TrumpÂs plan, when compared to what would happen under the Obama plan. And that, it says, would lead to thousands more heart attacks, asthma problems and other illnesses that would not have occurred. Nationally, the EPA says, 350 to 1,500 more people would die each year under TrumpÂs plan. But itÂs the northern two-thirds of West Virginia and the neighboring part of Pennsylvania that would be hit hardest, by far, according to TrumpÂs EPA. TrumpÂs rollback would kill an extra 1.4 to 2.4 people a year for every 100,000 people in those hardest-hit areas, compared to under the Obama plan, according to the EPA analysis. For West VirginiaÂs 1.8 million people, that would be equal to at least a couple dozen additional deaths a year. TrumpÂs acting EPA administrator, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist whose grandfather worked in the coal camps of West Virginia, headed to coal states this week and last to promote TrumpÂs rollback. The federal governmentÂs retreat on regulating pollution from coal power plants was Âgood news,ÂŽ Wheeler told crowds there. In Washington, EPA spokesman Michael Abboud said TrumpÂs plan still would result in Âdramatic reductionsÂŽ in emissions, deaths and illness compared to the status quo, instead of to the Obama plan. ObamaÂs Clean Power Plan targeted climate-changing carbon dioxide, but since coal is the largest source of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels, the Obama plan would have curbed other harmful emissions from the coal-Â“red power plants as well.TrumpÂs rollback of pollution rules to hit coal country hard AP PHOTOIn this Aug. 23 photo, American Electric PowerÂs John Amos coal-Â“red plant in WinÂ“eld, West Virginia, is seen from the town of Poca across the Kanawha River.FROM PAGE ONE
SPORTSTuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_Preps NFL 2018: Questions abound, from anthems to rule changesRules changes and national anthem demonstrations seem to have folks inside and outside the NFL obsessed as the opening kicko of the season approaches. Â€ See page 6INDEX | Lottery X | Colleges X | Golf X | Tennis X | Pro baseball X | Scoreboard X | NHL X | Quick Hits X | Auto racing X | NFL X | NBA X NFL: Tampa Bay BuccaneersBy RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMESIt hit Mike Evans when he pulled his car into the AdventHealth Training Center on Monday morning and the parking space next to him was empty. ÂWe park by each other and I forgot he was going to be gone this week and he just wasnÂt there and I pulled right in and I just thought about, man, heÂs going to be gone these three weeks,ÂŽ Evans said. ÂItÂll be tough. ThatÂs my boy, but heÂll be back.ÂŽ For the Â“rst time in more than three seasons, Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston didnÂt come to work Monday and his absence was immediately felt by coaches and teammates as they began to prepare for SundayÂs game at New Orleans. Winston is serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFLÂs player conduct policy. An eight month investigation revealed that in March of 2016, Winston groped a female Uber driver in Arizona. ÂIt was a little bit (weird),ÂŽ coach Dirk Koetter said. ÂI think I noticed it most when I went in the quarterback room when we broke down for individual meetings. ItÂs been a long time since Jameis hasnÂt been camped out in the front row next to his computer. It was a little bit strange but we knew this was coming. We planned for it and now weÂve just got to do it.ÂŽ The plan is to start 35-year-old veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in SundayÂs season opener against the Saints. Then the Bucs will host the Super Bowl champion Eagles in the home opener and the Steelers on Monday Night Football. ÂItÂs different,ÂŽ tight end Cameron Brate said. ÂHeÂs been the starting quarterback for three years now. Kind of miss him talking all practice and his leadership at the quarterback position. But Fitz is a vet. HeÂs done it for over a decade. HeÂs a great leader, too, and he kind of leads in his own way. WeÂre excited to get going here with Fitz.ÂŽ Whereas Winston is loud and animated on the Â“eld and in the meeting rooms, Fitzpatrick is much more laid back with a quick sense of humor. ÂCerebral. Obviously. Calm, cool, collected,ÂŽ quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian said of Bucs go to work without Jameis WinstonBUCS | 6 PGA: Dell ChampionshipBy DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERNORTON, Mass. Â„ Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants. It doesnÂt take a scientist to Â“gure that out. For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest Â“elds of the year by playing his best golf on the weekend to win the Dell Technologies Championship, becoming only the second player to capture the opening two playoff events in the FedEx Cup. He closed with a 4-under 67 on Monday, making three straight birdies to close out the front nine and keeping his distance the rest of the way for a two-shot victory over Justin Rose on the TPC Boston. ÂI wouldnÂt have written it any better, to be honest with you,ÂŽ DeChambeau said. ÂIÂve been playing some great golf this whole year. And I knew it was a matter of time before something cool showed up.ÂŽ Vijay Singh won the opening two FedEx Cup events in 2008, when the points system was different and points were not reset before the Â“nal playoff event. That allowed Singh to effectively wrap up the $10 million prize early. DeChambeau, with his third victory this year, was assured of being the No. 1 seed when he gets to the Tour Championship, no matter what happens next week at the third DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffsFEDEX | 8 NCAABy RALPH D. RUSSOAP COLLEGE SPORTS WRITERThe NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college football was originally brought by former West Virginia football player Shawne Alston and later merged with other similar lawsuits, including a notable case brought by former Clemson football player Martin Jenkins. Plaintiffs say the NCAA illegally restricts schools from compensating football and basketball players beyond what is traditionally covered by a scholarship. That includes tuition, room and board and books, plus a cost of attendance stipend to cover incidentals such as travel. The plaintiffs want compensation to be determined conference-by-conference in the hopes of creating a free market. ÂThe court has already ruled in our favor that the caps on compensation are anti-competitive and are a restrain on trade,ÂŽ said Steve Berman, a Seattlebased lawyer who is one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs. ÂNormally, Â“rms with market power canÂt NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rulesNCAA | 7 PREP FOOTBALL: Port CharlotteBy JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITERAnthony Mandile, Evan Smith, Austin Parkinson, Sean Gibbs-Alleyne, Caden Marcum. The names of the Port Charlotte offensive lineman are the only ones that ring over the PA speakers prior to every game, a deliberate gesture by the coaching staff. Those Â“ve names represent more than just Â“ve key players on the PiratesÂ roster. They make up the most crucial element of the evolving electricity of their offense. Without the offensive line, Port Charlotte doesnÂt put up 52 points against South Fort Myers on Friday along with over 275 rushing yards. Their big bodies create the wiggle room for lightning fast running back Marc Jean-Louis and form a wall protecting young quarterback Logan Rogers, allowing him to step into throws downÂ“eld. Without the offensive line, the Pirate offense fails to exist. Plain and simple. ÂTheyÂre the foundation of what we do,ÂŽ Port Charlotte coach Jordan Ingman said. ÂWe want them singled out because when they play well, we play well. When they donÂt play well, we donÂt play well. It doesnÂt matter who you put behind them, it all starts with the offensive line.ÂŽ The Â“ve starters on the line vary in size and personality. From MarcumÂs imposing 6-foot-3, 300-pound frame and boisterous personality anchoring the right side to MandileÂs 6-foot-2, 260-pound physique, daffy nature and intelligence, often critiquing his coachÂs power points, at left tackle. They get their jobs done in a variety of ways, but mesh to form a cohesive unit. ÂYouÂre intimidating,ÂŽ Mandile told Marcum after MondayÂs practice. ÂAs soon as you step onto the Â“eld, you got guys crapping their pants.ÂŽ Gibbs-Alleyne is the goofy one, nicknamed ÂGibbyÂŽ, Parkinson is the jokester of the group and Smith feeds off everyoneÂs personality. They like to keep things light on the sidelines and during practice, but a more primitive, destructive nature shines through on Fridays. When they step into the PirateÂs Cove or another teamÂs stadium, theyÂre out to prove their worth. ÂThatÂs just the mindset you gotta have when you play in the trenches,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂPure aggression, thatÂs how you survive.ÂŽ Through two games this season, theyÂve done just that, averaging 43.5 points over their Â“rst two games. On the Â“rst touchdown of the season aginst North Port, it was an adjustment on the offensive line that made it happen. As Rogers reared back to heave an 80-yard pass to Jean-Louis, Marcum slid inside to pick up a blitzing linebacker and provided Rogers the TheyÂre big, theyÂre bad, theyÂre the backbone of the Pirate offense PHOTO BY TOM OÂNEILLPort Charlotte Pirates oensive line coach Jace Norus directs his players through drills during football practice Monday at Por t Charlotte High School.PIRATE | 8 MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1By IAN HARRISONASSOCIATED PRESSTORONTO Â„ Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman got roughed up early in his return from the disabled list, Ji-Man Choi added a solo homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto 7-1 on Monday night. Joey Wendle had three hits, Matt Duffy had two hits and two RBIs, and Tommy Pham reached base three times for the Rays. Tampa Bay won its third straight and fourth of six following an eight-game winning streak that ended Aug. 28. Kevin Keirmaier returned after missing SundayÂs game because of a sore back and had AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays designated hitter Ji-Man Choi, right, is congratulated by teammate Tommy Pham after he hit a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays.Rays chase Stroman early in DL returnRAYS | 2
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SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at www.suncoastsportsnow.com. Like us and share our photos on Facebook: facebook.com/ SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports TENNIS: U.S. OpenBy HOWARD FENDRICHAP TENNIS WRITERNEW YORK Â„ Facing much more resistance from the 90 degree heat and 50 percent humidity than his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic Â“gures he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a medical timeout Â„ the second time during the tournament heÂs sought help from a doctor because of harsh weather Â„ during what would become an otherwise straightforward 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over 68th-ranked Joao Sousa of Portugal on Monday in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. ÂIÂm not 21 anymore. That was 10 years ago. I still donÂt feel old. But at the same time, there is a little biological clock that is not really working in your favor,ÂŽ the No. 6-seeded Djokovic told the crowd afterward. ÂSometimes, you just have to survive.ÂŽ He reached the quarterÂ“nals for an 11th consecutive appearance in New York as he bids for a third U.S. Open championship and 14th Grand Slam trophy. To add to his resume, though, he might need to beat Federer, who has won Â“ve of his menÂs-record 20 major titles at Flushing Meadows.Djokovic gets through on hot day LPGA: Cambia Portland ClassicPORTLAND, Ore. Â„ Marina Alex rallied to win the Cambia Portland Classic for her Â“rst LPGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Georgia Hall. Alex birdied the Â“nal Â“ve holes in a front-nine 30 to take the lead and added birdies on the par-5 12th and par-4 15th at tree-lined Columbia Edgewater. The 28-yearold former Vanderbilt star made her only bogey of the day on the par-4 18th, leaving her at 19-under 269. ÂMy goal was 8 under to give myself a chance, but I even thought maybe that wouldnÂt have been good enough,ÂŽ Alex said. ÂIt was just an incredible day. IÂm proud.ÂŽ She didnÂt look at a leaderboard until the Â“nal hole. ÂI was trying purposefully not to look at the leaderboard because I think sometimes it just gets me a little stressed out,ÂŽ Alex said. ÂI get anxious, and then I think, ÂOh, I have a lead, I need to protect it.Â ÂI kind of just pretended all day that I was behind and that I needed to play catch-up. I think it really helped me just play my best. I didnÂt know I had a four-shot lead until basically the third shot Â„ no, after the third shot Â„ into the green here on 18.ÂŽMarina Alex rallies to win Cambia Portland Classicthree hits and an RBI, coming within a home run of the cycle. Making his Â“rst start since Aug. 17, Stroman (4-9) allowed four runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings. It was StromanÂs shortest start since Aug. 15, 2014, his rookie season, when he got only two outs against the Chicago White Sox. Stroman left a start Aug. 7 against Boston because of a blister on his middle Â“nger, then was forced out early against the Rays on Aug. 12 and at New York Â“ve days later. He is winless in Â“ve starts. PhamÂs RBI single gave the Rays a 1-0 lead in the Â“rst, and Tampa Bay chased Stroman with a three-run second. Mallex Smith hit an RBI single and Duffy followed with a two-run double. Choi connected off Taylor Guerrieri in the seventh, a second-deck drive to right. The homer was ChoiÂs sixth. Ryan Stanek opened for the Rays and left after a perfect Â“rst inning. Yonny Chirinos (3-5) followed with seven innings of relief, allowing one run and four hits. Jaime Schultz pitched the ninth. Rays catcher Nick Ciuffo was selected from Triple-A Durham and made his major league debut, batting ninth. To make room on the 40-man roster, Tampa Bay put catcher Adam Moore on the restricted list, citing Âimproper documentationÂ with his passport. He could still join the Rays in Toronto before the three-game series concludes.RAYSFROM PAGE 1By J. C. Anderson Associated Health Press AHPÂ„ It is not often that another country beats the U.S. to a medical breakthrough. So when it happens, you know itÂs something special. ThatÂs why doctors and men with high blood sugar are so excited that ChinaÂs new blood sugar pill is now available in America without a prescription. Sold under the brand name Sugasil, the new pill contains active ingredient works to restore blood nerves that have been damaged by high blood sugar, which triggers erections, improves eye sight, and even relieves nerve pain throughout the body. News of this amazing pill is creating hundreds of calls a day to the small company that developed it. One doctor says it is the greatest medical groundbreaking since the discovery of penicillin.Triggering All Day Arousal And Longer Lasting ErectionsScientists in China have discovered a natural compound with a known ability to trigger arous al and help men achieve erections more easily. This compound is not a drug. It is the active in gredient in Sugasil. Sugasil is at the forefront in a new class of diabetic neuropathy compounds called Triter penes. The word ÂTriterpenesÂ that simply means the pill works by safely removing sugar from the blood al through the nerves to penis and genitals, resulting in harder erections which last longer. But what makes Sugasil so remarkable is that also directs a small portion of this blood creates feelings of intense arousal. In laymenÂs terms, users become incredibly excited and turned on. The clinical trials were conducted by U.S. scien tists from the Clinic of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders. 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The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR TUESDAYVolleyball Port Charlotte At Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. Charlotte At Island Coast, 7 p.m. North Port Vs Gulf Coast, 7 p.m. Venice Vs. Braden River, 7 p.m. Boys Golf Lemon Bay Vs. Booker At Palm Aire, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte Vs. North Port, 3:30 p.m. Girls Golf North Port At Port Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAYGirls Golf Lemon Bay Vs Lakewood Ranch, 3:30 p.m. Swimming And Diving Charlotte Vs. Port Charlotte, 5 p.m.By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERStone Crabs pitching coach Steve ÂDocÂŽ Watson began his baseball sojourn, playing for a county team as a 7-year-old. However, the roster of the team was composed of 12-year-olds. The team was based in Gibsonton, and he found himself manning second base, playing for Bill Rice, who served in the capacity as the teamÂs coach. Rice along with Claude Tanner and WatsonÂs parents created the East Bay Little League, now a Cal Ripken Jr. League, providing an environment conducive to an inherent part of WatsonÂs character. ÂI just loved the game,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂIt was natural for me to be on the baseball Â“eld. ItÂs where I felt comfortable. I wasnÂt afraid to be out there with bigger older kids. I enjoyed it. It didnÂt bother me to get out there and mix it up with them.ÂŽProgress and evolutionRice provided Watson with his Â“rst opportunity to play, and his passion for the sport would Â”ourish and evolve from those earlier experiences. Watson had the good fortune to play against a number of talented players from an early age. ÂWhen I was 12, our allstar team lost to Belmont Heights,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂI was pitching against Dwight Gooden and Vance Lovelace. They had Vance, (Gary) ShefÂ“eld and Dwight on that team. We all played against each other through American Legion and high school.ÂŽ For Watson, baseball was life, and it was those early experiences that helped transform him, not only as an athlete but as an individual. ÂIt was like any Little League experience,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou had your core friends, and when you werenÂt playing and practicing, you were on a Â“eld somewhere playing and practicing with each other.ÂŽNo place like homeGibsonton provided an embracing and self-controlled environment, where everyone looked out for one another. Even when Watson was in high school, it wasnÂt uncommon to Â“nd the future professional baseball player and a number of his friends at the IGA grocery store parking lot, playing WifÂ”e ball or cork ball deep into the night, with the townÂs sheriff serving as a spectator, watching the game while sitting on the hood of his car. ÂIt was a small tight community,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂIt was a farming town. You didnÂt go anywhere without seeing someone you knew, or who knew you. Everyone had a lot of parents growing up.ÂŽ WatsonÂs high school ended up losing the state title his senior year to a team from Miami, with the game being played at Al Lopez Stadium in Tampa. The team he lost to featured former major league player and current Rays broadcaster Orestes Destrade.Interest and attentionIt was while making a start against Lovelace, that Watson caught the eyes of a number of major league scouts, who were in attendance to watch the opposing starter, who was pitching for Hillsborough High School. Watson out-dueled Lovelace 1-0. He was approached by a scout from the New York Mets, who handed him his business card, a keepsake that he still has today, and it was after that he began receiving more interest. ÂThat got me on the radar,ÂŽ said Watson.A propitious meetingHowever, it was another scout, who also came up to Watson that night, that would make an indelible impression, a person who he maintains a close relationship to this day. The chance meeting would also provide the future pitching coach with something that has been part of his life ever since that fateful encounter. ÂThen the same night, a scout, we became really good friends, named George Zura, who worked for this organization (Tampa Bay Rays) for several years. made a comment to a reporter. He called me Doc Watson, and that was the headline in the Tampa Tribune ThatÂs how I got my nickname. Any success IÂve had in this game, I credit him and Jimmy Hoff.ÂŽ WatsonÂs eventual signing with Cincinnati came about because Zura was a scout at the time. Watson had been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers while in high school, and again in the supplemental draft by the Brewers the following January, but didnÂt sign either time. ÂHe (Zura) followed me through high school and college.ÂŽ said Watson, who didnÂt sign because he believed he wasnÂt mature enough at the time. He would attend Manatee Community College, and again he would be drafted twice during his freshman year, being selected by the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins, at a time when he was beginning to be exposed to a greater number of experiences. ÂAlthough my love for the game hadnÂt changed, I was introduced to a lot of new things,ÂŽsaid Watson. ÂI was really trying to Â“gure out what I wanted to do, who I was and if baseball was what I was going to end up pursuing as a career.ÂŽ He would transfer to Florida Southern after his sophomore year, and in 1981, his team would win the NCAA Division II College World Series, and he would later be selected by the Reds.A mentorÂs wisdomWatson had played for Hoff, while he was a manager in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Hoff would later become the Tampa Bay Rays minor league Â“eld coordinator. It was the conversations that he had with Zura, and the opportunity to play for Hoff, that provided him with an in-depth understanding of the game, and increased his baseball IQ, helping to shape the complexion of the man that he is today. The learning curve was steep for young professional baseball players, and when Watson was a member of the Tampa Tarpons, he didnÂt have the luxury of having a large coaching staff to work with. Hoff served as the manager, pitching coach, hitting coach, batting practice pitcher, and was all things to his players, said Watson. Players had to rely on one another far more often than they do today, he said. They would share how they threw a speciÂ“c pitch, and if the other pitcher noticed it was better than theirs, they would ask how to use it and when to use it, said Watson, who would complete his degree at Florida State, a place where his future wife, whom he met as a freshman, was completing her degree.Making the transition from starter to relieverInitially a starter, Watson made the transition to becoming a reliever, once again he was faced with a mercurial learning curve, quickly making the adjustment to his new role. He led the Florida State League in appearances, as a member of the Tampa Tarpons in 1983, with 55. ÂMentally there wasnÂt a blueprint, if you felt good, you pitched,ÂŽ said Watson, when making the adjustment to pitching back-toback days.ÂŽ There was a stretch where the Tarpons played back-to-back double headers, and then two single games, and Watson had two saves, a win and a no decision. ÂIn the no decision, I remind Hoffy (Jim Hoff) about this, when we talk about pitching and bullpen usage,ÂŽsaid Watson. ÂIn the no decision, I threw one pitch and gave up a home run that tied the game back up in extra innings. He came up to me, and the only thing he said to me, ÂIf I knew you were going to do that, I wouldÂve put you in, in the eighth, and we wouldÂve been on the bus by now. God bless him because he had a sense of humor about it. I was feeling pretty low at that point.ÂŽ The opportunity to transition from being a starter to a reliever under Hoff was one his greatest experiences, said Watson. ÂIt forced me to push myself farther than I thought I could go physically,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂAgain, it was in the Florida State League. Anyone who comes to a game knows what this league can do to you, just from the heat, and IÂm talking about the early Â80s. The buses, we would call them the iron lungs, a lot of times they wouldnÂt have air conditioning. There was no pregame meal and no post game meal. Food wasnÂt allowed in the clubhouse. We were making about $600 a month before taxes.ÂŽPowerful rosterThe Tarpons were loaded with talent during WatsonÂs time with the team, and his teammates included Paul OÂNeill, Tom Browning, Tracy Jones, Jeff Treadway and Terry McGriff. ÂThat was a really good club we ran out there,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂAnd a lot of those guys had tremendous big league careers.ÂŽThe Lumber CompanyWatson would follow a number of his ex-Cincinnati colleagues to the Steel City, trading in the Big Red Machine for the Lumber Company. He would spend 12 years in the Pirates organization. Larry Doughty, Chet Montgomery and Chuck La Mar were among the exReds contingent who made their way to Pittsburgh. ÂAt the time, it was a running joke that it was called the Pittsburgh Reds because there was so many of us coming over,ÂŽ said Watson.Birds and the fishHe would eventually move onto the Baltimore Orioles, eventually becoming the pitching coordinator for the organization. ÂI was the only coordinator, so I went all the way from the Dominican to Triple-A. Fortunately, now most clubs will have a lower level, and a guy that covers everything but is primarily focused on the full season and that sort of thing. ItÂs too important to miss anybody.ÂŽ Watson had an opportunity to manage in the Miami Marlins organization, piloting the Gulf Coast League afÂ“liate. ÂI had never managed before, and I thought letÂs do this, and see what that side of the game is like,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂI really enjoyed it, and it was a great learning experience. It gave me a whole new appreciation for what managers do.ÂŽ A propitious set of circumstances found the pitching coach position open up with the Jupiter Hammerheads, who were being managed by ex-Major League catcher Ron Hassey. ÂI love Hass to death,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂHeÂs a tremendous baseball guy. We would sit around after a game, it would be two or three oÂclock in the morning, and weÂd still be in the around in the clubhouse, just talking baseball.ÂŽA call from the RaysThe Stone Crabs visited Jupiter, and current Minnesota Twins pitching coach Neil Allen, who at the the time was the Charlotte pitching coach, and Watson were having a conversation, one that was overheard by Rays pitching coordinator Dick Bosman. ÂThe position in Port Charlotte may be available, would you be interested,ÂŽ said Bosman. The Rays called and asked for permission to talk with Watson. He met with Mitch Lukevicz, who asked Watson why he was there, and that he knew he was there to interview for a pitching coachÂs job, but there wasnÂt anything available. He then asked Watson who he knew, and WatsonÂs lengthy career in professional baseball put him in good stead. Pitching coordinators Dick Bosman and Dewey Robinson were also in the room. ÂIt turned from what was going to be a short interview into a two-hour conversation on pitching,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂMitch said, ÂI donÂt know if weÂre going to have anything available or not. We have a couple of other guys to talk to.ÂÂŽ Watson was on the way back to Jupiter, had called his wife, having already accepted he was going to return to his previous position, when Lukevicz called. ÂHe said,ÂDo you want the job in Port Charlotte,ÂÂŽ said Watson. ÂI said, ÂYeah.Â I drove right back over, took my stuff out of the apartment in Jupiter, drove home and the rest has been with the Rays.ÂŽMaking a differenceItÂs not often that coaches will have the opportunity to work with same players on an annual basis, but there are some players who will repeat a league, said Watson. ÂIt can be difÂ“cult; it can be a kick to the ego,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou see you have a number of your pitching teammates whoÂve moved up. You feel like youÂve been left behind. You start questioning your ability and what the organization thinks about you, your prospect level and where you Â“t in. ItÂs an individual conversation that I have to have, even when itÂs a group...most of the work is done one-on-one.ÂŽ At the professional level, Watson works with pitchers on the mental part of the game, concentrating on the situational aspects of pitching, where theyÂre in the lineup, what the scoreboard is dictating, and what the hitter is is trying to do based on his ability, being able to recognize that, and how a pitcher can use that to their advantage. However, every year there are those pleasant surprises, the pitchers who come into their own, the ones who may have been below the radar. ÂYou never know whatÂs the one thing that resonates with them,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou donÂt know if youÂre really reaching the guys, until you see them move up to another level or higher.ÂŽStar pupilTampa Bay Rays pitcher and American League All-Star Blake Snell, is one of those pitchers who beneÂ“ted from their time with Watson. ÂBlake Snell and I spent many hours sitting in the bullpen before a game,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂHe would get done with his sideline and the team would be coming back for the game. He and I would be still sitting out there, just talking. Sometimes it was baseball, sometimes it was pitching speciÂ“cs, sometimes it had nothing to do with either one. ÂTo see the success heÂs having particularly at the big league level, thereÂs been a lot of guys that have helped him a long the way, so to feel that youÂre a small part of it...ÂŽ ItÂs seeing a pitcherÂs progression that compels Watson, making it part of his routine, to bring out the optimal best in every prospect. ÂItÂs what drives me to come to the ballpark every day,ÂŽ said Watson. ÂYou just donÂt know what that one guyÂs going to hear. YouÂll hear four or Â“ve years later, heÂll make a comment in an interview, ÂHe did hear me. He did listen.ÂÂŽA professional approach predicated by passion PHOTO BY BEN BAUGH Stone Crabs pitching coach Doc Watson. PHOTO BY TOM OÂNEILLCharlotte Stone Crabs pitching coach Steve ÂDocÂŽ Watson, left, makes a mound visit with catcher Rene Pinto (20) and pitcher Chandler Raiden (10) during a game against Lakeland, on June 20, at Charlotte Sports Park. CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 95 44 .683 Â„ Â„ 5-5 W-1 48-18 47-26 New York 86 52 .623 8 Â„ 5-5 L-2 48-24 38-28 Tampa Bay 74 63 .540 20 8 8-2 W-3 41-24 33-39 Toronto 62 75 .453 32 20 4-6 L-1 34-34 28-41 Baltimore 40 97 .292 54 42 3-7 L-3 24-44 16-53 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 77 60 .562 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-3 42-28 35-32 Minnesota 63 74 .460 14 19 2-8 L-3 39-29 24-45 Chicago 56 82 .406 21 26 7-3 W-2 28-42 28-40 Detroit 55 83 .399 22 27 2-8 L-1 34-34 21-49 Kansas City 46 91 .336 31 36 8-2 W-6 25-45 21-46 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 85 53 .616 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-3 38-32 47-21 Oakland 83 56 .597 2 Â„ 6-4 W-2 42-28 41-28 Seattle 76 61 .555 8 6 4-6 L-1 38-28 38-33 Los Angeles 66 71 .482 18 16 3-7 L-2 34-34 32-37 Texas 60 77 .438 24 22 4-6 W-2 31-41 29-36 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 76 61 .555 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-1 37-32 39-29 Philadelphia 72 65 .526 4 3 3-7 L-3 43-26 29-39 Washington 69 69 .500 7 7 5-5 W-1 35-33 34-36 New York 61 75 .449 14 14 5-5 W-2 28-40 33-35 Miami 55 83 .399 21 21 4-6 W-1 33-40 22-43 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 81 56 .591 Â„ Â„ 7-3 L-1 44-24 37-32 Milwaukee 78 61 .561 4 Â„ 7-3 W-2 41-26 37-35 St. Louis 76 62 .551 5 Â„ 5-5 L-3 37-31 39-31 Pittsburgh 67 71 .486 14 9 4-6 W-1 36-34 31-37 Cincinnati 59 79 .428 22 17 3-7 L-1 32-37 27-42 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 75 62 .547 Â„ 5-5 W-3 35-30 40-32 Los Angeles 75 62 .547 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-3 38-34 37-28 Arizona 74 63 .540 1 1 3-7 L-3 35-31 39-32 San Francisco 68 71 .489 8 8 5-5 L-3 39-30 29-41 San Diego 54 85 .388 22 22 4-6 L-2 27-45 27-40 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLMARLINS 3, PHILLIES 1PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Quinn cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .346 S antana 1b-3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .225 Herrera lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .264 W .Ramos c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .307 W illiams rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Cabrera 3b-ss 3 1 1 1 0 0 .265 Kingery ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .230 c-Hoskins ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 V elasquez p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 a-Florimon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 E.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Morgan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --A rano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Bautista ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 A vilan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hunter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hernandez 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .251 T OTALS 30 1 4 1 0 9 MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Ortega rf-lf 3 0 1 2 0 0 .287 e-Galloway ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 A nderson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .273 Realmuto c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Castro 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 Dietrich 1b 2 1 1 0 1 0 .270 Riddle ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 Rojas ss-1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .252 Brinson cf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .196 Dean lf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .196 Conley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --S teckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Urena p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .049 b-Sierra ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 T OTALS 29 3 6 3 1 8 PHILADELPHIA 010 000 000Â„1 4 0 MIAMI 030 000 00XÂ„3 6 0 a-struck out for Velasquez in the 6th. b-Â”ied out for Urena in the 7th. c-Â”ied out for Kingery in the 8th. d-grounded out for Arano in the 8th. e-struck out for Ortega in the 8th. LOBÂ„Philadelphia 2, Miami 3. 2BÂ„Dean (3). 3BÂ„Dietrich (2). HRÂ„Cabrera (22), off Urena. RBIsÂ„Cabrera (69), Ortega 2 (7), Brinson (31). DPÂ„Philadelphia 1 (Quinn, Santana); Miami 1 (Rojas, Castro, Dietrich). PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA V lsqez, L, 9-10 5 5 3 3 1 6 73 4.10 E.Ramos .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.17 Morgan .2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.83 A rano 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.60 A vilan .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.67 Hunter .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.74 MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Urena, W, 5-12 7 4 1 1 0 7 99 4.41 Conley, H, 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 4.54 Stcknrder, S, 3-8 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 4.01 WPÂ„Velasquez. T Â„2:24. AÂ„7,771 (36,742). W HITE SOX 4, TIGERS 2DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .224 J ones cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .211 Castellanos rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .291 Martinez dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .251 Goodrum 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .234 McCann c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .219 Rodriguez ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Lugo 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .350 Reyes lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .230 T OTALS 32 2 5 2 0 8 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Delmonico lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .223 S anchez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .250 Narvaez dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .280 Palka rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .236 Castillo c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .267 1-Cordell pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 --Davidson 1b 3 1 1 2 1 0 .240 Moncada 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .224 A nderson ss 3 0 1 0 0 1 .249 Engel cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236 T OTALS 29 4 5 4 4 8 DETROIT 000 000 101Â„2 5 0 CHICAGO 100 000 003Â„4 5 0 No outs when winning run scored. 1-ran for Castillo in the 9th. LOBÂ„Detroit 4, Chicago 5. 2BÂ„Anderson (27). 3BÂ„Reyes (3). HRÂ„Goodrum (16), off Lopez; Martinez (9), off Fry; Delmonico (8), off Fulmer; Palka (21), off Greene; Davidson (20), off Greene. RBIsÂ„Martinez (49), Goodrum (45), Delmonico (24), Palka (55), Davidson 2 (58). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer 5.2 1 1 1 4 5 96 4.57 V erHagen .1 0 0 0 0 0 7 4.96 Hardy 2 1 0 0 0 3 28 3.81 Grne, L, 2-6, BS, 5-33 0 3 3 3 0 0 13 4.72 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez 7 4 1 1 0 6 98 4.37 Hamilton 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 14 0.00 Fry, W, 2-2 .2 1 1 1 0 0 16 3.86 HBPÂ„Lopez (Jones). T Â„2:48. AÂ„15,540 (40,615).PIRATES 5, REDS 1CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hamilton cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244 V otto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Gennett 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .320 S uarez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 3 .293 S chebler rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Barnhart c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .254 Ervin lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .279 T rahan ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Harvey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .065 a-M.Williams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 S tephens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T OTALS 32 1 7 1 1 5 PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Marte cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Frazier 2b 4 2 4 3 0 0 .288 Polanco rf 4 1 2 2 0 1 .249 Cervelli c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Dickerson lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .291 Bell 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .255 Moran 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .278 Newman ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 .121 T .Williams p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .081 Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Osuna ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .185 Crick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kela p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --T OTALS 33 5 9 5 0 6 CINCINNATI 000 000 010Â„1 7 1 PITTSBURGH 100 002 20XÂ„5 9 1 a-Â”ied out for Harvey in the 7th. b-advanced t o 2nd on Â“elderÂs choice for Rodriguez in t he 7th. EÂ„Gennett (9), T.Williams (3). LOBÂ„ Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 4. 2BÂ„Gennett (29), Frazier (16). HRÂ„Gennett (20), off Crick; Frazier (8), off Harvey; Polanco (23), off Harvey. RBIsÂ„Gennett (82), Frazier 3 (28), Polanco 2 (78). DPÂ„Cincinnati 1 (Gennett, Trahan, Votto); Pittsburgh 2 (Newman, Frazier, Bell), (Frazier, Newman, Bell). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey, L, 6-8 6 7 3 3 0 3 74 4.95 Romano 1 2 2 0 0 1 24 5.35 S tephens 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 6.03 PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wllms, W, 12-9 6.2 5 0 0 1 4 101 3.15 Rodriguez, H, 7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.78 Crick 1 2 1 1 0 1 22 2.58 Kela 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 3.29 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Rodriguez 1-0. HBPÂ„T.Williams (Schebler). T Â„2:33. AÂ„13 843 ( 38 362 ) .BREWERS 4, CUBS 3CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .296 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Baez 3b-ss 4 1 1 0 0 3 .299 Rizzo 1b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .284 Bryant rf-3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Schwarber lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .238 b-Almora ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .292 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .258 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Bote 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Caratini c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .245 1-Gore pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Contreras c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Hamels p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .125 c-Zobrist ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .308 Happ cf-lf 1 1 0 0 2 1 .238 TOTALS 33 3 6 2 2 11 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .309 Yelich rf 5 0 1 2 0 2 .315 Aguilar 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 Braun lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Saladino 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 Perez 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .265 e-Mstakas ph-3b 0 0 0 1 1 0 .254 Schoop 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .238 f-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kratz c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .255 2-Broxton pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .197 Arcia ss 3 1 1 0 0 1 .213 Davies p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Grndrson ph-lf 2 1 1 0 0 1 .246 TOTALS 32 4 7 4 4 10 CHICAGO 100 000 020Â„3 6 0 MILWAUKEE 000 020 011Â„4 7 1 Two outs when winning run scored. a-struck out for Davies in the 5th. b-grounded out for Schwarber in the 6th. c-lined out for Hamels in the 7th. d-singled for Knebel in the 8th. e-walked for Perez in the 8th. f-grounded out for Schoop in the 8th. 1-ran for Caratini in the 9th. 2-ran for Kratz in the 9th. EÂ„Cain (5). LOBÂ„Chicago 5, Milwaukee 8. 2BÂ„Aguilar (21). HRÂ„Rizzo (24), off Hader. RBIsÂ„Rizzo 2 (90), Cain (35), Yelich 2 (83), Moustakas (84). SBÂ„Happ (7), Gore (1), Cain (25). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hamels 6 5 2 2 1 5 95 3.67 Rosario 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 3.07 Edwards Jr. .2 2 1 1 2 2 30 2.36 Cishek, L, 4-3 .2 0 1 1 1 1 17 2.02 Chavez .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.74 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies 5 4 1 1 1 7 84 4.88 Hader 2.2 1 2 2 1 3 35 2.20 Knebel .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4.91 Jeffress, W, 8-1 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 1.48 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cishek 3-0, Chavez 3-1. HBPÂ„Cishek 2 (Arcia,Cain). PBÂ„Contreras (7). TÂ„3:13. AÂ„44,462 (41,900).RED SOX 8, BRAVES 2Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts cf-rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .338 Benintendi lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .289 Martinez rf 4 2 1 0 1 1 .336 Kimbrel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Bogaerts ss 5 0 1 2 0 2 .281 Moreland 1b 2 1 1 0 3 1 .251 Nunez 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .262 Kinsler 2b 5 1 2 3 0 1 .250 Vazquez c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .209 Eovaldi p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .111 Workman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Swihart ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Wright p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Kelly p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Travis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Brasier p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hembree p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Holt ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .262 Bradley Jr. cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 TOTALS 36 8 10 8 6 8 ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Acuna lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .292 Inciarte cf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .258 F.Freeman 1b 4 0 1 0 1 0 .306 Markakis rf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .303 Camargo 3b 3 0 2 0 2 1 .278 Suzuki c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 Albies 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .275 Swanson ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .249 Toussaint p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 S.Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Jackson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 d-Duda ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 34 2 8 2 6 7 BOSTON 000 030 023Â„8 10 0 ATLANTA 000 001 100Â„2 8 1 a-grounded out for Workman in the 5th. b-grounded out for Jackson in the 6th. c-grounded out for Kelly in the 7th. dgrounded out for Biddle in the 8th. e-walked for Barnes in the 9th. EÂ„F.Freeman (7). LOBÂ„Boston 8, Atlanta 13. 2BÂ„Benintendi (37), Bogaerts (40), Nunez (21), Kinsler (24), Vazquez (10). HRÂ„Albies (22), off Kelly. RBIsÂ„Betts (71), Bogaerts 2 (88), Nunez (43), Kinsler 3 (42), Vazquez (15), Suzuki (41), Albies (64). SBÂ„Swanson (7). SFÂ„Nunez, Suzuki. DPÂ„Atlanta 1 (Swanson, Albies, F.Freeman). BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi 3.1 2 0 0 4 4 86 4.20 Wrkmn, W, 3-0 .2 0 0 0 1 0 12 2.41 Wright 1 1 0 0 0 0 23 3.29 Kelly, H, 20 1 1 1 1 0 0 14 3.81 Brasier, H, 7 .2 3 1 1 0 0 23 1.50 Hmbre, H, 19 .1 0 0 0 0 1 4 4.00 Barnes, H, 25 1 1 0 0 0 1 20 3.39 Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 2.50 ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tssaint, L, 1-1 4.2 4 3 3 2 6 64 3.38 S.Freeman .2 2 0 0 0 0 7 4.80 Jackson .2 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.67 Carle 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.05 Biddle 1 2 2 0 1 1 26 2.28 Wilson 1 2 3 3 3 0 26 4.50 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Workman 2-0, Hembree 2-0, S.Freeman 1-0, Jackson 1-0. HBPÂ„Wright (Inciarte). TÂ„3:40. AÂ„40,394 (41,149).NATIONALS 4, CARDINALS 3, 10 INN.ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 3b-1b 4 0 0 0 1 3 .271 Munoz rf-2b 4 2 3 1 0 0 .285 Adams 1b 2 1 0 0 1 1 .246 Martinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 a-Martinez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 Hicks p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 OÂNeill rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Ozuna lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .270 DeJong ss 4 0 1 2 0 1 .230 Garcia 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .218 Norris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Shreve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bader cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 Pena c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .200 1-Garcia pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 Kelly c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 Flaherty p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .150 Brebbia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wisdom 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 TOTALS 33 3 5 3 3 14 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 5 0 1 0 1 1 .297 Turner ss 5 2 1 1 1 0 .270 Harper cf 2 1 1 3 3 0 .246 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 Soto lf 2 0 0 0 3 1 .302 Zimmerman 1b 4 0 2 0 1 0 .265 Difo 2b 4 0 1 0 1 3 .239 Severino c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .168 b-Wieters ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .229 Scherzer p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Cordero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Stevenson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Reynolds ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .267 2-Taylor pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .228 TOTALS 36 4 8 4 10 11 ST. LOUIS 200 001 000 0Â„ 3 5 0 WASHINGTON 100 000 002 1Â„ 4 8 0 Two outs when winning run scored. a-grounded out for Martinez in the 8th. b-struck out for Severino in the 8th. c-struck out for Miller in the 8th. d-doubled for Holland in the 10th. 1-ran for Pena in the 10th. 2-ran for Reynolds in the 10th. LOBÂ„St. Louis 4, Washington 15. 2BÂ„ Rendon (33), Difo (12), Reynolds (5). HRÂ„Munoz (7), off Scherzer Turner (17), off Flaherty Harper (31), off Norris. RBIsÂ„ Munoz (35), DeJong 2 (50), Turner (57), Harper 3 (87). SBÂ„Bader (13), Wisdom (1), Rendon (2). SFÂ„Harper. DPÂ„Washington 2 (Difo, Severino, Zimmerman), (Difo, Zimmerman). ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Flaherty 5 3 1 1 5 5 96 2.83 Brebbia, H, 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 19 3.73 Martinez, H, 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 3.29 Hicks, H, 22 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 3.03 Nrris, BS, 5-33 .2 2 2 2 2 0 21 3.60 Shreve, L, 3-3 1 2 1 1 1 1 26 3.97 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer 7 4 3 3 1 11 104 2.28 Cordero 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 3.86 Miller 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3.91 Holland, W, 2-2 2 0 0 0 1 2 28 5.59 Cordero pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Shreve 2-0, Miller 3-0. HBPÂ„Flaherty (Rendon), Cordero (Wisdom). TÂ„3:51. AÂ„28,648 (41,313).ASTROS 4, TWINS 1MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mauer 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .279 Forsythe 2b 4 0 1 0 1 2 .243 Polanco ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .269 Garver c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .264 Grossman lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .260 Sano 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .202 Cave cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .268 Austin dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232 Field rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194 a-Kepler ph-rf 1 0 0 0 1 1 .225 TOTALS 36 1 8 1 3 13 HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer cf-rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .253 Kemp lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Marisnick cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Bregman 3b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .292 Correa ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .247 Gonzalez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 White 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .307 Gurriel 1b-2b 3 2 1 1 0 0 .275 McCann c 3 0 1 1 0 2 .205 Gattis dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Reddick rf-lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .240 TOTALS 28 4 4 3 2 5 MINNESOTA 000 001 000 Â„ 1 8 2 HOUSTON 120 100 00X Â„ 4 4 1 a-struck out for Field in the 7th. EÂ„Polanco (10), Garver (4), Correa (5). LOBÂ„Minnesota 11, Houston 2. 2BÂ„ Grossman (19). HRÂ„Bregman (28), off Gibson Gurriel (9), off Gibson. RBIsÂ„Sano (41), Bregman (89), Gurriel (65), McCann (19). SBÂ„Marisnick (5). DPÂ„Minnesota 1 (Sano, Forsythe, Mauer). MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gibson, L, 7-12 7 4 4 2 1 5 98 3.74 Magill 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 3.86 HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kchel, W, 11-10 6 5 1 0 2 6 100 3.46 McHugh, H, 8 2 1 0 0 0 5 30 1.83 Rondon 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 2.09 Harris, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 1 1 16 3.93 Pcock, S, 3-6 .1 1 0 0 0 1 10 3.03 Rondon pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Harris 1-0, Peacock 2-0. TÂ„2:59. AÂ„39,559 (41,168).ROCKIES 9, GIANTS 8SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Slater rf 5 1 1 0 0 3 .275 dÂArnaud 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .244 Belt 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Longoria 3b 4 0 1 3 0 2 .244 Hundley c 5 1 2 0 0 1 .233 Crawford ss 4 0 1 1 0 3 .260 Pence lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .217 Blanco lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 Hernandez cf 3 2 1 1 0 1 .246 Tomlinson 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 c-Hanson ph-2b 1 1 1 2 0 0 .264 Bumgarner p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .114 Okert p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Garcia ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .600 Johnson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Shaw ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .143 Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 38 8 11 8 0 13 COLORADO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Blackmon cf 3 2 2 0 1 1 .281 LeMahieu 2b 4 1 1 2 1 1 .270 Arenado 3b 4 2 1 0 0 2 .301 Story ss 4 2 2 5 0 0 .295 Holliday lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .381 Parra lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Desmond 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .230 Gonzalez rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .287 Butera c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .184 e-Iannetta ph-c 1 1 1 0 0 0 .220 Anderson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Almonte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Valaika ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .149 Rusin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Bettis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --f-Cuevas ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .248 Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 34 9 11 9 3 9 SAN FRANCISCO 001 101 230Â„8 11 1 COLORADO 400 030 02XÂ„9 11 2 a-Â”ied out for Almonte in the 6th. bsingled for Okert in the 7th. c-homered for Tomlinson in the 8th. d-homered for Johnson in the 8th. e-doubled for Butera in the 8th. f-singled for Oh in the 8th. EÂ„Tomlinson (6), Desmond (6), Anderson (1). LOBÂ„San Francisco 5, Colorado 5. 2BÂ„dÂArnaud (5), Hundley (8), Arenado (29), Iannetta (11). 3BÂ„Longoria (4). HRÂ„ Hernandez (14), off Anderson; Hanson (7), off Oh; Shaw (1), off Oh; LeMahieu (14), off Bumgarner; Story (27), off Bumgarner; Story (28), off Bumgarner. RBIsÂ„Longoria 3 (49), Crawford (50), Hernandez (38), Hanson 2 (38), Shaw (2), LeMahieu 2 (49), Story 5 (92), Cuevas 2 (10). SBÂ„dÂArnaud (2), Blackmon (11), LeMahieu (6), Story (23), Cuevas (1). SFÂ„Longoria. DPÂ„San Francisco 2 (Crawford, Tomlinson, dÂArnaud), (Longoria, Tomlinson, dÂArnaud). SAN FRAN. IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bumgarner 5 8 7 6 1 6 92 3.07 Okert 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.00 Johnson 1 0 0 0 2 2 24 5.58 Watson, L, 4-6 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 2.91 COLORADO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson 5.1 6 3 3 0 7 96 4.80 Almonte .2 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.93 Rusin .2 2 2 2 0 0 15 7.14 Bettis, H, 1 .1 1 0 0 0 0 8 5.19 Oh, W, 6-3 1 2 3 3 0 2 27 2.83 Davis, S, 38-44 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 4.63 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Almonte 1-0, Bettis 2-2. HBPÂ„Bumgarner (Blackmon), Oh (Hernandez). WPÂ„Anderson. TÂ„3:18. AÂ„43,256 (50,398).ROYALS 5, INDIANS 1KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. MerriÂ“eld 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .309 Gordon lf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .239 Dozier dh 4 2 2 1 0 0 .235 OÂHearn 1b 4 2 3 3 0 0 .268 Bonifacio rf 4 1 1 1 0 3 .241 Goodwin cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .266 Mondesi ss 4 0 2 0 0 2 .272 Escobar 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .218 Gallagher c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .235 TOTALS 38 5 11 5 0 12 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .285 Brantley lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Ramirez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287 Encarnacion dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 Alonso 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 a-Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Kipnis 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Gomes c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .255 Allen cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 TOTALS 29 1 4 1 2 6 KANSAS CITY 010 102 010Â„5 11 1 CLEVELAND 000 000 001Â„1 4 0 a-grounded out for Alonso in the 9th. EÂ„Goodwin (2). LOBÂ„Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4. 2BÂ„OÂHearn (4), Mondesi (9). HRÂ„Bonifacio (2), off Plutko; OÂHearn (8), off Plutko; OÂHearn (9), off Plutko; Dozier (9), off Edwards; Lindor (30), off Peralta. RBIsÂ„ Dozier (25), OÂHearn 3 (22), Bonifacio (15), Lindor (79). SBÂ„Escobar (8). CSÂ„Allen (3). DPÂ„Kansas City 1 (MerriÂ“eld, Mondesi, OÂHearn). KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Junis, W, 8-12 7 2 0 0 0 6 93 4.32 Flynn 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.86 Peralta .1 2 1 1 2 0 16 3.91 Hill, S, 2-4 .2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4.62 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Plutko, L, 4-5 6 7 4 4 0 8 95 5.04 Otero 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 5.51 Edwards 1 2 1 1 0 2 24 4.50 Ramirez 1 2 0 0 0 1 25 4.67 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Hill 3-0. HBPÂ„ Junis (Allen). TÂ„2:40. AÂ„20,536 (35,225).ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 3NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McCutchen rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .252 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Hicks cf 2 0 0 1 1 2 .251 Andujar 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .299 Sanchez c 3 1 0 0 1 2 .184 Torres 2b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .279 Voit 1b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .303 Hechavarria ss 2 0 1 0 0 0 .253 a-Walker ph-2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .223 Gardner lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .237 TOTALS 30 3 4 3 4 11 OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Semien ss 4 2 1 0 1 2 .261 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .282 Lowrie 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .276 Davis dh 3 1 1 1 1 2 .246 Piscotty rf 4 0 2 0 0 1 .264 Olson 1b 3 0 0 1 1 2 .239 Pinder lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .258 Canha cf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .246 Laureano cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 Lucroy c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .240 TOTALS 34 6 10 5 3 10 NEW YORK 120 000 000Â„3 4 1 OAKLAND 310 110 00XÂ„6 10 1 a-struck out for Hechavarria in the 7th. EÂ„Andujar (15), Lucroy (9). LOBÂ„New York 5, Oakland 7. 2BÂ„Gardner (19), Semien (32), Chapman (34), Piscotty (37), Lucroy (20). HRÂ„Voit (7), off Cahill; Canha (16), off Cole. RBIsÂ„Hicks (66), Voit 2 (17), Chapman (54), Lowrie (86), Davis (106), Olson (66), Canha (46). SBÂ„McCutchen (14). CSÂ„ Gardner (2). SFÂ„Hicks. Runners left in scoring positionÂ„New York 3 (McCutchen, Sanchez, Gardner); Oakland 6 (Semien, Piscotty, Canha 2, Lucroy 2). RISPÂ„New York 0 for 5; Oakland 3 for 12. NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sbtha, L, 7-6 3.1 7 5 4 2 4 66 3.54 Cole 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 28 5.24 Green 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.62 Loaisiga 2 1 0 0 0 4 25 2.70 OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cahill, W, 6-3 5 4 3 2 1 3 75 3.60 Trivino, H, 20 1 0 0 0 0 3 14 2.15 Petit, H, 14 .1 0 0 0 1 2 16 3.29 Buchter, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.90 Familia, H, 6 1 0 0 0 2 2 23 2.73 Treinen, S, 36-40 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.91 Inherited runners-scoredÂ„Cole 1-1, Buchter 2-0. PBÂ„Sanchez (11), Lucroy (10). TÂ„3:04. AÂ„40,546 (46,765).RAYS 7, BLUE JAYS 1TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith rf 5 1 1 1 0 3 .306 Duffy 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .299 a-Velazquez ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Choi dh 5 1 1 1 0 0 .270 Pham lf 2 1 1 1 1 0 .255 Wendle ss-3b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .302 Lowe 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Kiermaier cf 4 1 3 1 0 0 .206 Bauers 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .197 Ciuffo c 4 1 0 0 0 2 .000 TOTALS 37 7 11 6 1 9 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McKinney rf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .360 Gurriel Jr. 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .285 Smoak 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Pillar cf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .251 Diaz ss 3 1 1 0 1 0 .251 Martin 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .194 Hernandez lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .242 Jansen dh 2 0 0 0 1 0 .293 Maile c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .241 TOTALS 28 1 4 1 4 6 TAMPA BAY 131 010 100Â„7 11 0 TORONTO 010 000 000Â„1 4 0 a-Â”ied out for Duffy in the 9th. LOB Â„ Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4. 2B Â„ Duffy (20), Wendle (22), Kiermaier (10). 3B Â„ Kiermaier (7). HR Â„ Choi (6), off Guerrieri. RBIs Â„ Smith (32), Duffy 2 (39), Choi (18), Pham (50), Kiermaier (22), Hernandez (50). CS Â„ Pham (7). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Tampa Bay 3 (Lowe, Ciuffo 2); Toronto 2 (Hernandez, Maile). RISP Â„ Tampa Bay 4 for 13; Toronto 1 for 5. Runners moved up Â„ Choi, Bauers, Lowe, Martin. GIDP Â„ Lowe, Gurriel Jr., Martin, Maile. DP Â„ Tampa Bay 3 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers); Toronto 1 (Diaz, Gurriel Jr., Smoak). TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stanek 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.72 Chirinos, W, 3-5 7 4 1 1 3 5 72 3.76 Schultz 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 4.35 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stroman, L, 4-9 1.2 6 4 4 0 1 49 5.54 Fernandez 2.1 2 1 1 0 2 29 2.70 Barnes 0 1 1 1 1 0 8 5.66 Mayza 2 0 0 0 0 1 23 4.23 Guerrieri 1 1 1 1 0 1 13 3.00 Clippard 1 1 0 0 0 3 18 3.82 Leiter Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 5.09 Barnes pitched to 2 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Fernandez 2-0, Mayza 2-1. HBP Â„ Stroman (Pham). WP Â„ Mayza. Umpires Â„ Home, James Hoye; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Ramon De Jesus; Third, Brian OÂNora. T Â„ 2:39. A Â„ 18,034 (53,506).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSept. 4 1916: Longtime pitching rivals Christy Mathewson and Mordecai Brown closed their careers, by special arrangement, in the same game. 1923: Sam Jones of the New York Yankees pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against Philadelphia Athletics without striking out a batter. New YorkÂs Babe Ruth had the only strikeout of the game. 1927: Lloyd and Paul Waner became the Â“rst brothers to hit home runs in the same game, leading Pittsburgh to an 8-4 win over Cincinnati. Both homers came off Dolf Luque in the Â“fth inning. Both were bounce home runs: allowed until 1931: that would now be groundrule doubles. 1928: The Boston Braves started a grueling string in which they played nine straight doubleheaders, a major league record. 1941: The New York Yankees clinched the pennant on the earliest date in baseball history with a 6-3 victory over Boston. 1966: Los Angeles became the Â“rst team in major league history to draw more than 2 million at home and on the road when the Dodgers beat the Reds 8-6 before 18,670 fans in Cincinnati. 1985: Gary Carter became the 11th major leaguer to hit Â“ve home runs in two games. He hit two solo home runs to lead the New York Mets past San Diego 9-2 after smashing three homers the night before. 1993: One-handed Jim Abbott threw the New York YankeesÂ Â“rst no-hitter in 10 years, a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. 1995: Robin Ventura became the eighth player in major league history: and the Â“rst in 25 years: to hit two grand slams in one game, powering the Chicago White Sox past Texas 14-3. 1998: The New York Yankees reached 100 wins on the earliest date in major league history: Â“ve days before the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians: with an 11-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Â06 Cubs set the major league record for fewest games to reach 100 victories (132). 2002: The Oakland Athletics set an AL record by winning their 20th straight game. They somehow blew an 11-run lead before pinchhitter Scott Hatteberg homered in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Kansas City 12-11. 2013: David Ortiz hit two of BostonÂs eight homers and also doubled for his 2,000th career hit to lead the Red Sox to a 20-4 romp over the Detroit Tigers.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSRed Sox 8, Braves 2: Ian Kinsler drove in three runs and Boston continued its interleague success. White Sox 4, Tigers 2: Matt Davidson hit a two-run, game-ending homer as Chicago scored three times in the bottom of the ninth. Astros 4, Twins 1: Alex Bregman homered for the third straight game and Yuli Gurriel also went deep. Brewers 4, Cubs 3: Christian Yelich drove in the winning run with the bases loaded in the ninth after beating a throw from third to avoid a double play. Nationals 4, Cardinals 3, 10 inn.: Bryce Harper hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, then delivered a sacriÂ“ce Â”y in the 10th. Marlins 3, Phillies 1: Fading Philadelphia mustered only four hits and no walks against Jose Urena and two relievers and lost to last-place Miami. Pirates 5, Reds 1: Trevor Williams (12-9) continued his stretch of strong starts by pitching 6.2 scoreless innings. Rockies 9, Giants 8: Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas delivered a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning. Royals 5, Indians 1: Jakob Junis allowed two hits in seven shutout innings, and Ryan OÂHearn homered twice as Kansas City extended its winning streak to a season-high six games. Athletics 6, Yankees 3: Trevor Cahill struck out three in 5.0 innings pitched as Oakland got past New York. Rays 7, Blue Jays 1: Blue Jays righthander Marcus Stroman got roughed up early in his return from the disabled list. LATE L.A. Angels at Texas Baltimore at Seattle N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers San Diego at ArizonaTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Mikolas (R) 13-4 2.96 19-8 1-1 15.2 4.02 Washington Fedde (R) 7:05p 1-3 5.79 2-4 1-1 12.0 6.00 Cincinnati Reed (L) 0-1 3.26 0-2 0-0 7.2 4.70 Pittsburgh Musgrove (R) 7:05p 5-8 3.80 6-10 1-1 17.0 5.29 Philadelphia Arrieta (R) 9-9 3.54 13-13 0-2 15.0 5.40 Miami Richards (R) 7:10p 3-7 4.26 8-12 0-0 15.1 5.87 Chicago Montgomery (L) 4-4 3.82 7-7 1-0 15.2 2.87 Milwaukee Miley (L) 8:10p 2-2 2.18 7-4 0-1 17.1 2.08 San Fran. Rodriguez (R) 6-2 2.47 9-5 1-1 18.0 3.00 Colorado Marquez (R) 8:40p 11-9 4.11 15-12 1-0 22.0 1.64 San Diego Lucchesi (L) 7-7 3.59 9-12 1-1 16.2 4.32 Arizona Ray (L) 9:40p 4-2 4.55 8-10 1-0 14.2 3.07 New York Vargas (L) 5-8 6.56 5-11 3-0 16.2 1.62 Los Angeles Hill (L) 10:10p 6-5 3.59 9-10 3-0 16.2 1.62AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Tampa Bay TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Toronto Gaviglio (R) 7:07p 3-7 5.02 7-12 1-2 17.0 5.82 Kansas City Duffy (L) 8-11 4.72 10-17 1-1 16.1 4.96 Cleveland Clevinger (R) 7:10p 10-7 3.17 12-15 2-0 18.2 1.45 Los Angeles Heaney (L) 8-8 4.09 13-12 1-1 17.1 5.71 Texas Minor (L) 8:05p 10-7 4.33 12-12 2-1 17.2 3.06 Detroit Liriano (L) 3-9 4.96 7-14 0-2 11.1 9.53 Chicago Giolito (R) 8:10p 10-9 5.66 14-13 2-0 19.1 2.33 Minnesota TBD 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Houston Verlander (R) 8:10p 13-9 2.78 16-13 2-1 16.2 5.40 New York Happ (L) 15-6 4.00 17-9 2-0 15.2 5.17 Oakland TBD 10:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Baltimore Cobb (R) 4-15 5.11 6-19 1-0 20.2 3.92 Seattle LeBlanc (L) 10:10p 8-3 3.72 15-7 1-1 17.1 3.12INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Boston Porcello (R) 15-7 4.27 18-10 0-2 17.0 6.35 Atlanta Newcomb (L) 7:35p 11-7 3.85 14-12 1-2 15.1 7.63 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. SUNDAYÂS GAMES American League Detroit 11, N.Y. Yankees 7 Chicago White Sox 8, Boston 0 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Texas 18, Minnesota 4 Oakland 8, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 2 National League Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 9, Washington 4 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4, 10 inn. N.Y. Mets 4, San Francisco 1 Colorado 7, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 1 Interleague Toronto 6, Miami 1 WEDNESDAYÂS GAMES American League Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. National League Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Interleague Boston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 95 44 .683 Â„ New York 86 52 .623 8 Tampa Bay 73 63 .537 20 Toronto 62 74 .456 31 Baltimore 40 97 .292 54 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 77 60 .562 Â„ Minnesota 63 74 .460 14 Chicago 56 82 .406 21 Detroit 55 83 .399 22 Kansas City 46 91 .336 31 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 85 53 .616 Â„ Oakland 83 56 .597 2 Seattle 76 61 .555 8 Los Angeles 66 71 .482 18 Texas 60 77 .438 24SundayÂs GamesDetroit 11, N.Y. Yankees 7 Toronto 6, Miami 1 Chicago White Sox 8, Boston 0 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 1 Texas 18, Minnesota 4 Oakland 8, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 4 Houston 4, L.A. Angels 2MondayÂs GamesBoston 8, Atlanta 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 2 Houston 4, Minnesota 1 Oakland 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Texas, late Baltimore at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesTampa Bay (TBD) at Toronto (Gaviglio 3-7), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 8-11) at Cleveland (Clevinger 10-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Porcello 15-7) at Atlanta (Newcomb 11-7), 7:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 8-8) at Texas (Minor 10-7), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 3-9) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 10-9), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (May 3-0) at Houston (Verlander 13-9), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Happ 15-6) at Oakland (TBD), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (Cobb 4-15) at Seattle (LeBlanc 8-3), 10:10 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesBoston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 76 61 .555 Â„ Philadelphia 72 65 .526 4 Washington 69 69 .500 7 New York 61 75 .449 14 Miami 55 83 .399 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 81 56 .591 Â„ Milwaukee 78 61 .561 4 St. Louis 76 62 .551 5 Pittsburgh 67 71 .486 14 Cincinnati 59 79 .428 22 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 75 62 .547 Â„ Los Angeles 75 62 .547 Â„ Arizona 74 63 .540 1 San Francisco 68 71 .489 8 San Diego 54 85 .388 22SundayÂs GamesToronto 6, Miami 1 Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 9, Washington 4 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 4, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 4, San Francisco 1 Colorado 7, San Diego 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 2 Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 1MondayÂs GamesBoston 8, Atlanta 2 Washington 4, St. Louis 3, 10 innings Miami 3, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 1 Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Colorado 9, San Francisco 8 N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late San Diego at Arizona, lateTodayÂs GamesCincinnati (Reed 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Musg rove 5-8), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (Mikolas 13-4) at Washington (Fedde 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Arrieta 9-9) at Miami (Richards 3-7), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Porcello 15-7) at Atlanta (Newcomb 11-7), 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-4) at Milwaukee (Miley 2-2), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Rodriguez 6-2) at Colorado (Marquez 11-9), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Lucchesi 7-7) at Arizona (Ray 4-2), 9:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Vargas 5-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Hill 6-5), 10:10 p.m.WednesdayÂs GamesBoston at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL REGULAR SEASONAll times Eastern WEEK 1 ThursdayÂs GameAtlanta at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 9Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 10New York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 2 Aug. 30No. 21 UCF 56, UConn 17Aug. 31No. 4 Wisconsin 34, W. Kentucky 3 No. 11 Michigan State 38, Utah State 31 No. 13 Stanford 31, San Diego St. 10SaturdayÂs GamesNo. 1 Alabama 51, Louisville 14 No. 2 Clemson 48, Furman 7 No. 3 Georgia 45, Austin Peay 0 No. 5 Ohio State 77, Oregon State 31 No. 9 Auburn 21, No. 9 Washington 16 No. 7 Oklahoma 63, FAU 14 No. 10 Penn State 45, Appalachian State 38 No. 12 Notre Dame 24, No. 14 Michigan 17 No. 15 Southern California 43, UNLV 21 No. 16 Texas Christian 55, Southern U. 7 No. 17 West Virginia 40, Tennessee 14 No. 18 Miss. State 63, Stephen F. Austin 6 No. 22 Boise State 56, Troy 20 Maryland 34, No. 23 Texas 29 No. 24 Oregon 58, Bowling Green 24SundayÂs GameNo. 25 LSU 33, No. 8 Miami 17MondayÂs GameNo. 19 Florida State vs. No. 20 Virginia Tech, lateRESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 2 Aug. 30 EASTMaine 35, New Hampshire 7 Rhode Island 21, Delaware 19 Wagner 40, Bowie State 23 UCF 56, UConn 17SOUTHCampbell 49, Chowan 26 Chattanooga 34, Tennessee Tech 10 E. Kentucky 49, Morehead State 23 Georgia State 24, Kennesaw State 20 Louisiana-Monroe 34, SE Louisiana 31 S. Illinois 49, Murray State 10 Samford 66, Shorter 9 UAB 52, Savannah State 0 Wake Forest 23, Tulane 17, OTMIDWESTBall State 42, CCSU 6 Indiana State 49, Quincy 0 Minnesota 48, New Mexico State 10 North Dakota 35, MVSU 7 Northwestern 31, Purdue 27SOUTHWESTOklahoma State 58, Missouri State 17 Texas A&M 59, Northwestern State 7FAR WESTMontana State 26, W. Illinois 23 Utah 41, Weber State 10 UC Davis 44, San Jose State 38Aug. 31 SOUTHDuke 34, Army 14MIDWESTE. Michigan 51, Monmouth (NJ) 17 Michigan State 38, Utah State 31 Syracuse 55, W. Michigan 42 Wisconsin 34, W. Kentucky 3FAR WESTColorado 45, Colorado S tate 13 Idaho State 45, Western State (Col.) 10 Nevada 72, Portland State 19 Stanford 31, San Diego State 10SaturdayÂs Games EASTBoston College 55, UMass 21 Bryant 41, New Haven 31 Buffalo 48, Delaware State 10 Colgate 24, Holy Cross 17 Duquesne 45, Lock Haven 0 Georgetown 39, Marist 14 Lehigh 21, St. Francis (Pa.) 19 Penn State 45, Appalachian State 38, OT Pittsburgh 33, Albany (NY) 7 Rutgers 35, Texas State 7 Sacred Heart 35, Lafayette 6 Villanova 19, Temple 17 William & Mary 14, Bucknell 7SOUTHAlabama 51, Louisville 14 Alabama A&M 37, Miles 0 Alabama State 26, Tuskegee 20, OT Auburn 21, Washington 16 Boise State 56, Troy 20 Charlotte 34, Fordham 10 Clemson 48, Furman 7 Davidson 34, Brevard 13 ETSU 28, Mars Hill 7 Florida 53, Charleston Southern 6 Florida A&M 41, Fort Valley State 7 Gardner-Webb 52, Limestone 17 Georgia 45, Austin Peay 0 Georgia Southern 37, SC State 6 Georgia Tech 41, Alcorn State 0 Hampton 38, Shaw 10 Indiana 38, FIU 28 Jacksonville 63, St. AugustineÂs 14 Kentucky 35, Cent. Michigan 20 Lamar 70, Kentucky Christian 7 Liberty 52, Old Dominion 10 Louisiana Tech 30, South Alabama 26 Louisiana-Lafayette 49, Grambling State 17 Maryland 34, Texas 29 Memphis 66, Mercer 14 Mississippi State 63, Stephen F. Austin 6 NC State 24, James Madison 13 Norfolk State 34, Virginia State 13 South Carolina 49, Coastal Carolina 15 South Florida 34, Elon 14 Southern Miss. 55, Jackson State 7 Stetson 48, Point (Ga.) 7 Tennessee State 34, Bethune-Cookman 3 Towson 36, Morgan State 10 Vanderbilt 35, Middle Tennessee 7 Virginia 42, Richmond 13 W. Carolina 33, Newberry 26 West Virginia 40, Tennessee 14 Wofford 28, The Citadel 21MIDWESTButler 23, Youngstown State 21 Dayton 49, Robert Morris 28 Illinois 31, Kent State 24 Illinois State 46, St. Xavier 0 Iowa 33, N. Illinois 7 Kansas State 27, South Dakota 24 Marshall 35, Miami (Ohio) 28 Missouri 51, UT Martin 14 N. Dakota State 49, Cal Poly 3 Nicholls 26, Kansas 23, OT Notre Dame 24, Michigan 17 Ohio 38, Howard 32 Ohio State 77, Oregon State 31 Toledo 66, VMI 3SOUTHWESTArkansas 55, E. Illinois 20 Arkansas State 48, SE Missouri 21 Baylor 55, Abilene Christian 27 Houston 45, Rice 27 Houston Baptist 49, SW Baptist 7 Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 27 Morehouse 34, Ark.-Pine Bluff 30 N. Arizona 30, UTEP 10 New Mexico 62, Incarnate Word 30 North Texas 46, SMU 23 Oklahoma 63, FAU 14 TCU 55, Southern U. 7 Texas Southern 26, Texas-Permian Basin 16 Tulsa 38, Cent. Arkansas 27FAR WESTAir Force 38, Stony Brook 0 Arizona State 49, UTSA 7 BYU 28, Arizona 23 California 24, North Carolina 17 Cincinnati 26, UCLA 17 E. Washington 58, Cent. Washington 13 Fresno State 79, Idaho 13 Hawaii 59, Navy 41 McNeese State 17, N. Colorado 14 Montana 26, N. Iowa 23 North Alabama 34, S. Utah 30 Oregon 58, Bowling Green 24 Sacramento State 55, St. Francis (Ill.) 7 San Diego 38, W. New Mexico 9 Southern Cal 43, UNLV 21 Washington State 41, Wyoming 19SundayÂs Games SOUTHPrairie View 40, NC Central 24 North Carolina A&T 28, East Carolina 23SOUTHWESTLSU 33, Miami 17MondayÂs Game SOUTHVirginia Tech at Florida State, lateWEEK 3 Thursday, Sept. 6 SOUTHKennesaw State at Tennessee Tech, 7 p.m.MIDWESTLincoln (Mo.) at Missouri State, 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 7 EASTLincoln (Pa.) at CCSU, 6 p.m.SOUTHWESTTCU at SMU, 8 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 8 EASTLiberty at Army, Noon Valparaiso at Duquesne, Noon Virginia State at Robert Morris, Noon Delaware State at St. Francis (Pa.), Noon Campbell at Georgetown, 12:30 p.m. Villanova at Lehigh, 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross at Boston College, 1 p.m. Albany (NY) at Rhode Island, 1 p.m. Sacred Heart at Bucknell, 3 p.m. Hampton at Monmouth (NJ), 3 p.m. Lafayette at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Memphis at Navy, 3:30 p.m. Wagner at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. Buffalo at Temple, 3:30 p.m. Colgate at New Hampshire, 6 p.m. Bryant at Stony Brook, 6 p.m. Youngstown State at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Penn State at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.SOUTHGeorgia Tech at South Florida, Noon Nevada at Vanderbilt, Noon Towson at Wake Forest, Noon Georgia State at NC State, 12:30 p.m. Air Force at FAU, 2 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. Arkansas State at Alabama, 3:30 p.m. North Carolina at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Va. Lynchburg at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. S. Illinois at Mississippi, 4 p.m. ETSU at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Appalachian State at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Furman at Elon, 6 p.m. UMass at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Mercer, 6 p.m. Savannah State at Miami, 6 p.m. Mount St. Joseph at Morehead State, 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb at NC A&T, 6 p.m. St. AugustineÂs at NC Central, 6 p.m. James Madison at Norfolk State, 6 p.m. Fordham at Richmond, 6 p.m. Waldorf at Stetson, 6 p.m. Chattanooga at The Citadel, 6 p.m. SC State at UCF, 6 p.m. VMI at Wofford, 6 p.m. E. Kentucky at Marshall, 6:30 p.m. North Alabama at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Alcorn State, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Austin Peay, 7 p.m. UAB at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. Chowan at Davidson, 7 p.m. MVSU at Jacksonville State, 7 p.m. SE Louisiana at LSU, 7 p.m. Southern U. at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m. Indiana State at Louisville, 7 p.m. UT Martin at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. Grambling State at Northwestern State, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss., 7 p.m. Jackson State vs. Tennessee State at Memphis, Tenn., 7 p.m. Florida A&M at Troy, 7 p.m. Samford at Florida State, 7:20 p.m. Alabama State at Auburn, 7:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida, 7:30 p.m. FIU at Old Dominion, 7:30 p.m. Maine at W. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. Nicholls at Tulane, 8 p.m.MIDWESTMississippi State at Kansas State, Noon W. Michigan at Michigan, Noon Duke at Northwestern, Noon E. Michigan at Purdue, Noon New Mexico at Wisconsin, Noon Dayton at SE Missouri, 2 p.m. Kansas at Cent. Michigan, 3 p.m. N. Colorado at South Dakota, 3 p.m. Morgan State at Akron, 3:30 p.m. Howard at Kent State, 3:30 p.m. Colorado at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. Ball State at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. Rutgers at Ohio State, 3:30 p.m. Iowa State at Iowa, 5 p.m. Maryland at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Butler at Taylor, 6 p.m. Wyoming at Missouri, 7 p.m. Montana State at S. Dakota State, 7 p.m. W. Illinois at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Illinois State, 7:30 p.m. Virginia at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Fresno State at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Utah at N. Illinois, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio), 8 p.m.SOUTHWESTArizona at Houston, Noon UCLA at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. Lamar at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Angelo State at Abilene Christian, 7 p.m. Cumberland (Tenn.) at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. Murray State at Cent. Arkansas, 7 p.m. McNeese State at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Sam Houston State, 7 p.m. Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. Clemson at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Texas State, 7 p.m. Baylor at UTSA, 7 p.m. Incarnate Word at North Texas, 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Texas, 8 p.m.FAR WESTPortland State at Oregon, 2 p.m. Drake at Montana, 3 p.m. North Dakota at Washington, 5 p.m. W. New Mexico at Idaho, 6 p.m. E. Washington at N. Arizona, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Colorado State, 7:30 p.m. S. Utah at Oregon State, 8 p.m. New Mexico State at Utah State, 8 p.m. Southern Cal at Stanford, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento State at San Diego State, 9 p.m. UTEP at UNLV, 9 p.m. Weber State at Cal Poly, 9:05 p.m. San Diego at UC Davis, 10 p.m. California at BYU, 10:15 p.m. UConn at Boise State, 10:15 p.m. Michigan State at Arizona State, 10:45 p.m. San Jose State at Washington State, 11 p.m. Rice at Hawaii, 11:59 p.m.ODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE St. Louis -117 at Washington +107 at Pittsburgh -137 Cincinnati +127 Philadelphia -138 at Miami +128 at Milwaukee -117 Chicago +107 at Colorado -158 San Francisco +148 at Arizona -178 San Diego +166 at Los Angeles -197 New York +182American Leagueat Toronto Off Tampa Bay Off at Cleveland -213 Kansas City +193 at Texas -113 Los Angeles +103 at Chicago -143 Detroit +133 at Houston Off Minnesota Off at Oakland Off New York Off at Seattle -183 Baltimore +168InterleagueBoston -127 at Atlanta +117COLLEGE FOOTBALL FridayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG TCU 17 23 62 at SMUSaturdayat Army 10 10 58 Liberty UAB 9 9 55 at Ctl Carolina Georgia Tech Pk 3 56 at S. Florida at Michigan 27 27 51 W. Michigan App State 14 14 51 at Charlotte at Purdue 12 15 56 E. Michigan at Wisconsin 33 35 54 New Mexico at FAU 8 10 64 Air Force at Old Dominion +1 1 55 FIU at Northwestern 3 3 49 Duke Miss. State 3 9 54 at Kan. State at Houston 3 4 65 Arizona at Vanderbilt 8 10 61 Nevada at NC State 23 24 52 Georgia State at Oklahoma 25 29 65 UCLA at Utah State 16 23 57 NMSU at Cent. Michigan 4 6 54 Kansas at UNLV 22 24 55 UTEP Memphis 4 4 71 at Navy North Carolina 10 16 59 at E. Carolina at Ohio State 31 35 59 Rutgers at Temple 6 4 52 Buffalo Georgia 9 9 51 at S. Carolina Baylor 9 14 49 at UTSA at Alabama 35 36 63 Ark. State at Nebraska 3 5 62 Colorado at Southern Miss 9 6 68 La.-Monroe at Notre Dame 39 33 61 Ball State at Iowa 3 3 49 Iowa State Maryland 14 15 66 at Bwlng Grn at Ga. Southern 2 3 61 UMass Clemson 13 13 54 at Texas A&M at Missouri 15 17 54 Wyoming at Indiana 7 7 54 Virginia at Florida 13 14 50 Kentucky Utah 7 11 49 at N. Illinois at Minnesota 1 2 48 Fresno State Arkansas 6 13 67 at Colo. State Miami (Ohio) 2 2 49 Cincinnati at Texas 21 22 59 Tulsa at Okla. State 33 31 63 S. Alabama Penn State 9 8 58 at Pittsburgh at Stanford 4 3 54 Southern Cal at BYU 1 3 47 California at Boise State 32 33 64 UConn Michigan State 5 6 56 at Ariz. State at Wash. State 36 35 62 SJSU at Hawaii 14 17 67 RiceNFL ThursdayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Philadelphia 5 2 45 AtlantaSundayPittsburgh 6 5 46 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Fran at Indianapolis 1 3 47 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 40 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 43 at NY Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 50 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at LA Chargers 3 3 47 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 42 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 43 Dallas at Arizona Pk Pk 44 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoMondayat Detroit 6 6 44 NY Jets LA Rams 1 4 49 at OaklandUpdated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Recalled C Chance Sisco and RHP Jimmy Yacabonis from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX Â„ Recalled OF Ryan Cordell from Charlotte (IL). Reinstated C Welington Castillo from the 10-day DL. Acquired LHP Tyler Watson from Atlanta and assigned him to Charlotte. CLEVELAND INDIANS Â„ Placed INF Josh Donaldson on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Saturday, and sent him to Columbus (IL) for a rehab assignment. Reinstated RHP Neil Ramirez from the 10-day DL. Sent RHP Cody Anderson to Akron (EL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Â„ Sent RHP Ian Kennedy to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Â„ Recalled RHP Zack Littell from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES Â„ Assigned OF Shane Robinson and LHP Ryan Bollinger outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Trenton (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS Â„ Acquired RHP Aaron Brooks from Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations. Designated LHP Danny Coulombe for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS Â„ Placed RHP Jose Mujica from Durham (IL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contracts of SS Andrew Velazquez and C Nick Ciuffo from Durham. Reinstated OF Mallex Smith from the 10-day DL.National LeagueATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Placed OF Michael Reed on the 60-day DL. Designated OF Dustin Peterson for assignment. Selected the contract of 3B Ryan Flaherty from Gwinnett (IL). Sent RHPs Jose Ramirez and Arodys Vizcaino to Gwinnett for rehab assignments. CHICAGO CUBS Â„ Assigned RHP Cory Mazzoni outright to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Chatwood and LHP Brian Duensing from the 10-day DL. Sent LHP Drew Smyly to Iowa for a rehab assignment. CINCINNATI REDS Â„ Traded OF Preston Tucker to Atlanta for cash. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Recalled RHP Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City (PCL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of C Rocky Gale from Oklahoma City. MIAMI MARLINS Â„ Sent RHP Elieser Hernandez and LHP Jarlin Garcia to New Orleans (PCL) for rehab assignments. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Â„ Recalled RHP Zach Davies from Wisconsin (MWL) and RHP Corey Knebel from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS Â„ Recalled RHP Drew Gagnon, SS Jack Reinheimer and 1B Dominic Smith from Las Vegas (PCL). Sent RHP Anthony Swarzak to Brooklyn (NYP) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Â„ Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES Â„ Reinstated RHP Luis Perdomo from the 10-day DL and RHP Kirby Yates from the bereavement list. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Â„ Recalled LHP Steven Okert, SS Kelby Tomlinson and RHPs Pierce Johnson and Casey Kelly from Sacramento (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Signed two-year player development contract extensions with Potomac (Carolina) and Hagerstown (SAL) through the 2020 season.Can-Am LeagueOTTAWA CHAMPIONS Â„ Exercised 2019 options on RHPs Edilson Alvarez, Steve Borkowski, Daniel Carela, Austin Chrismon, Andrew Cooper, Jake Hale, James Jones and Miles Sheehan; LHPs Scott Maine and Evan Rutckyj; Cs Cyle Figueroa and Tyler Nordgren; INFs Daniel Bick, Jordan Caillouet and Vincent Guglietti; and OFs Sebastien Boucher, Steve Brown, Michael Hungate, Coco Johnson and Brian Portelli.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Signed LB B.J. Bello, S Demetrious Cox and CB Chris Jones to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENS Â„ Signed CBs Robertson Daniel and Cyrus Jones and DE Christian LaCouture to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS Â„ Signed LB Josh Woods, QB Tyler Bray, WR Tanner Gentry, DL Abdullah Anderson, DBs Michael Joseph and Jonathon Mincy, RBs Taquan Mizzell and Ryan Nall and OL Dejon Allen and James Stone to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS Â„ Placed CB Davontae Harris on injured reserve. Re-signed DE Michael Johnson. Signed QB Christian Hackenburg to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS Â„ Signed OL Christian DiLauro, DL Daniel Ekuale, DL Zaycoven Henderson, RB Dontrell Hilliard, OL Kyle Kalis, TE Pharoah McKever, DB Jeremiah McKinnon, DB Montrel Meander, WR DaÂMari Scott, LB Brady Sheldon and DB Tigie Sankoh to the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Waived LB Trevor Bates. Signed DB Quandre Diggs to a contract extension through the 2021 season and LB Marquis Flowers. Signed DT John Atkins, CB CreÂVon LeBlanc and DE Eric Lee to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Placed WR Jake Kumerow on injured reserve. Signed LB Korey Toomer. Signed CB Tony Brown and S Marwin Evans to the practice squad. Signed RB Darius Jackson off of DallasÂ practice squad. Released CB Herb Waters. HOUSTON TEXANS Â„ Placed CB Jermaine Kelly Jr. on injured reserve. Signed QB Joe Webb III. Signed S Mike Tyson to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Â„ Placed DL Tyquan Lewis on injured reserve. Signed TE Ryan Hewitt. Signed OL Jamil Douglas, DE Carroll Phillips, LB Ahmad Thomas and DT Jihad Ward to the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Â„ Waived RB Justin Jackson. Signed TE Duarte Thomas to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS Â„ Signed C Travis Swanson and OT Sam Young. Waived S Maurice Smith. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Signed TE Cole Hikutini to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS Â„ Signed LB Jeremiah Attaochu. Placed RB Eli McGuire on injured reserve. Signed WR Deontay Burnett, C Nico Falah, RB DeÂAngelo Henderson, OT Dieugot Joseph, DL Bronson Kaufusi and QB John Wolford to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS Â„ Signed WR Brandon LaFell. Signed DBs Rico Gafford and Terrell SinkÂ“eld and OL Denver Kirkland. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Â„ Placed S Marcell Harris and RB Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve. Signed DB Antone Exum Jr. and OL Matt Tobin to one-year contracts and OL Zack Golditch to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Â„ Claimed DE Carl Nassib off waivers from Cleveland. Released DE Will Clarke. Placed DT Mitch Unrein on injured reserve. Signed LS Garrison Sanborn. Signed RB Dare Ogunbowale, OL Cole Boozer, CB Javien Elliott, DEs Demone Harris and Patrick OÂConnor, TE Tanner Hudson, S Godwin Igwebuike, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter, LBs Eric Nzeocha and Azeem Victor and WR Bobo Wilson to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Signed WR Austin Proehl, OL Coleman Shelton, DL Deon Simon and QB Logan Woodside to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Â„ Waived/ injured DE Anthony Lanier. Signed DT Caleb Brantley. Signed DT Caushaud Lyons and QB Nick Shimonek to the practice. SOCCERNational WomenÂs Soccer LeagueCHICAGO RED STARS Â„ Added D Zoey Goralski, Ms Jo Boyles and Chandra Eigenberger and G Ryann Torrero as national team replacements.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENMondayÂs results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):MenÂs Singles Fourth RoundMarin Cilic (7), Croatia, def. David GofÂ“n (10), Belgium, 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4. Kei Nishikori (21), Japan, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.WomenÂs Singles Fourth Round Carla Suarez-Navarro (30), Spain, def. Maria Sharapova (22), Russia, 6-4, 6-3. Madison Keys (14), United States, def. Dominika Cibulkova (29), Slovakia, 6-1, 6-3. Naomi Osaka (20), Japan, def. Aryna Sabalenka (26), Belarus, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Marketa Vondrousova, Czech Republic, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-2.MenÂs Doubles Third Round Bruno Soares, Brazil and Jamie Murray (4), Britain, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands and Matwe Middelkoop (14), Netherlands, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Mike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Franko Skugor, Croatia and Dominic Inglot (16), Britain, 6-2, 6-4. Robert Farah, Colombia and Juan Sebastian Cabal (5), Colombia, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain and Ivan Dodig (11), Croatia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France and Rohan Bopanna (15), India, def. Fabrice Martin, France and Jeremy Chardy, France, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles Third Round Demi Schuurs, Netherlands and Elise Mertens (7), Belgium, def. Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan and Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus, 7-5, 6-4. Coco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, def. Barbora Strycova, Czech Republic and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (3), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia and Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, def. Christina McHale, United States and Caroline Dolehide, United States, 6-4, 6-3. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic and Ekaterina Makarova (6), Russia, def. Ajla Tomljanovic, Australia and Magda Linette, Poland, 6-4, 6-4.Mixed Doubles QuarterÂ“nal Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine and Wesley Koolhof, Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 10-7. Shuai Zhang, China and John Peers, Australia, def. Oliver Marach, Austria and Nicole Melichar (2), United States, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 11-9.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumSloane Stephens (3), United States, vs. Anastasija Sevastova (19), Latvia Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, vs. John Isner (11), United States Serena Williams (17), United States, vs. Karolina Pliskova (8), Czech Republic Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, vs. Dominic Thiem (9), AustriaLouis Armstrong StadiumLucie Hradecka, Czech Republic and Ekaterina Makarova (6), Russia, vs. Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary Coco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, vs. Irina Khromacheva, Russia and Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenia Christina McHale, United States and Christian Harrison, United States, vs. Edouard RogerVasselin, France and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova (5), Czech RepublicGrandstandLenka Stara, Slovakia, vs. Lea Ma (16), United States Daniel Michalski, Poland, vs. Sebastian Baez (2), Argentina Franko Skugor, Croatia and Raluca-Ioana Olaru, Romania, vs. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alicja Rosolska, PolandCourt 17Cori Gauff (1), United States, vs. Selma Stefania Cadar, Romania Chun Hsin Tseng (1), Taiwan, vs. Philip Henning, South Africa Caty McNally, United States and Cori Gauff (1), United States, vs. Hong Yi Cody Wong, Hong Kong and Thasaporn Naklo, Thailand Jenson Brooksby, United States and Stefan Dostanic, United States, vs. Hugo Gaston, France and Clement Tabur (3), FranceAUTO RACINGNHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACINGCHEVROLET PERFORMANCE U.S. NATIONALS QUALIFYINGMonday at Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg, Ind.FINAL FINISH ORDER Top Fuel1, Terry McMillen. 2, Doug Kalitta. 3, Billy Torrence. 4, Blake Alexander. 5, Steve Torrence. 6, Clay Millican. 7, Antron Brown. 8, Mike Salinas. 9, T.J. Zizzo. 10, Tony Schumacher. 11, Wayne Newby. 12, Richie Crampton. 13, Brittany Force. 14, Leah Pritchett. 15, Pat Dakin. 16, Scott Palmer.Funny Car1, J.R. Todd. 2, Matt Hagan. 3, Tommy Johnson Jr.. 4, Shawn Langdon. 5, Tim Wilkerson. 6, Bob Bode. 7, Courtney Force. 8, Robert Hight. 9, Del Worsham. 10, Jim Campbell. 11, John Force. 12, Bob Tasca III. 13, Ron Capps. 14, Jack Beckman. 15, Jonnie Lindberg. 16, Cruz Pedregon.Pro Stock1, Tanner Gray. 2, Jeg Coughlin. 3, Drew Skillman. 4, Bo Butner. 5, Greg Anderson. 6, Matt Hartford. 7, Erica Enders. 8, Jason Line. 9, Chris McGaha. 10, Deric Kramer. 11, Alex Laughlin. 12, Fernando Cuadra. 13, Kenny Delco. 14, Vincent Nobile. 15, Steve Graham. 16, John Gaydosh Jr.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, LE Tonglet. 2, Eddie Krawiec. 3, Hector Arana Jr. 4, Steve Johnson. 5, Andrew Hines. 6, Chip Ellis. 7, Jim Underdahl. 8, Mark Paquette. 9, Jerry Savoie. 10, Angelle Sampey. 11, Joey Gladstone. 12, Karen Stoffer. 13, Hector Arana. 14, Matt Smith. 15, Ryan Oehler. 16, Scotty Pollacheck.FINAL RESULTSTop Fuel Â„ Terry McMillen, 4.037 seconds, 300.66 mph def. Doug Kalitta, 4.067 seconds, 303.57 mph. Funny Car Â„ J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 4.062, 311.70 def. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.141, 300.60. Pro Stock Â„ Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.641, 208.42 def. Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.639, 206.80. Pro Stock Motorcycle Â„ LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.864, 197.10 def. Eddie Krawiec, HarleyDavidson, 6.884, 197.02. Pro ModiÂ“ed Â„ Steve Jackson, Chevy Camaro, 6.167, 168.51 def. Jose Gonzalez, Camaro, 6.682, 189.26. Top Alcohol Funny Car Â„ Sean Bellemeur, Chevy Camaro, 5.821, 257.09 def. Chris Marshall, Camaro, 6.638, 154.02. Top Alcohol Dragster Â„ Josh Hart, 5.271, 274.89 def. Dan Page, 5.460, 261.62. Red Light. Super Stock Â„ Dennis Steward, Plymouth Savoy, 10.411, 100.76 def. Dale Hulquist, Pontiac Grand Am, Foul Red Light. Stock Eliminator Â„ T.C. Morris, Pontiac GTO, 10.971, 121.11 def. Jerry Emmons, Chevy Camaro, Foul Red Light. Super Comp Â„ Joe Hessling, Dragster, 8.903, 189.90 def. Gary Stinnett, Dragster, 8.912, 179.18. Super Gas Â„ Devin Isenhower, Chevy Camaro, 9.907, 157.50 def. Steve Hoyt, Chevy Corvette, 10.271, 132.26. Factory Stock Showdown Â„ Leah Pritchett, Dodge Challenger, 8.108, 170.26 def. Mark Pawuk, Challenger, 8.191, 167.51. Top Fuel Harley Â„ Tii Tharpe, JTR, 6.442, 224.02 def. Doug Vancil, Weekend, 7.054, 155.45. HEMI Challenge Â„ James Daniels, Dodge Dart, 8.662, 156.15 def. Gary Wolkwitz, Dart, 10.110, 97.63. FINAL ROUND-BY-ROUND TOP FUELROUND ONE Â„ Blake Alexander, 3.900, 313.07 def. T.J. Zizzo, 4.141, 214.35; Billy Torrence, 3.831, 320.05 def. Tony Schumacher, 4.203, 256.55; Clay Millican, 3.821, 321.88 def. Richie Crampton, 4.486, 218.12; Mike Salinas, 4.222, 250.09 def. Wayne Newby, 4.471, 193.68; Antron Brown, 3.835, 324.12 def. Brittany Force, 4.693, 160.58; Terry McMillen, 4.414, 188.04 def. Scott Palmer, Broke; Steve Torrence, 3.838, 327.43 def. Pat Dakin, 7.237, 80.63; Doug Kalitta, 3.888, 273.44 def. Leah Pritchett, 5.580, 125.12. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Alexander, 3.894, 318.92 def. Salinas, 7.524, 95.23; B. Torrence, 4.406, 233.03 def. Millican, 4.450, 252.43; Kalitta, 4.089, 249.90 def. Brown, 6.903, 104.84; McMillen, 3.979, 315.78 def. S. Torrence, 4.097, 269.46. SEMIFINALS Â„ Kalitta, 3.947, 299.86 def. B. Torrence, 3.939, 307.02; McMillen, 3.961, 314.75 def. Alexander, 5.026, 144.77. FINAL Â„ McMillen, 4.037, 300.66 def. Kalitta, 4.067, 303.57.FUNNY CARROUND ONE Â„ Tim Wilkerson, Ford Mustang, 4.103, 309.77 def. Del Worsham, Toyota Camry, 4.105, 310.13; Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.401, 217.56 def. Jonnie Lindberg, Mustang, 9.208, 80.50; J.R. Todd, Camry, 3.996, 315.42 def. Jim Campbell, Charger, 4.234, 259.71; Bob Bode, Charger, 4.171, 300.60 def. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.597, 185.74; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.105, 255.58 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.894, 170.77; Courtney Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.095, 308.35 def. Jack Beckman, Charger, 5.089, 156.50; Shawn Langdon, Camry, 4.051, 314.31 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 25.188, 46.45; Robert Hight, Camaro, 3.985, 321.35 def. John Force, Camaro, 4.561, 189.26. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Hagan, 4.397, 219.58 def. C. Force, 4.557, 219.15; Langdon, 4.246, 249.72 def. Bode, 4.549, 196.27; Todd, 4.160, 286.32 def. Hight, 4.614, 212.53; Johnson Jr., 4.085, 295.34 def. Wilkerson, 4.115, 305.08. SEMIFINALS Â„ Hagan, 4.129, 298.60 def. Langdon, 4.148, 307.16; Todd, 4.045, 312.21 def. Johnson Jr., 4.130, 278.98. FINAL Â„ Todd, 4.062, 311.70 def. Hagan, 4.141, 300.60.PRO STOCKROUND ONE Â„ Jason Line, Chevy Camaro, 6.648, 207.59 def. Vincent Nobile, Camaro, 6.672, 207.30; Jeg Coughlin, Camaro, 6.653, 206.01 def. Alex Laughlin, Dodge Dart, 6.657, 206.01; Matt Hartford, Camaro, 6.649, 207.34 def. Deric Kramer, Camaro, 6.650, 207.62; Drew Skillman, Camaro, 6.645, 207.78 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 6.637, 208.62; Bo Butner, Camaro, 6.634, 207.62 def. Kenny Delco, Camaro, 6.671, 207.72; Tanner Gray, Camaro, 6.631, 207.94 def. John Gaydosh Jr, Camaro, 6.717, 206.04; Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.639, 207.98 def. Steve Graham, Camaro, 6.707, 205.98; Erica Enders, Camaro, 6.665, 207.50 def. Fernando Cuadra, Camaro, 6.666, 207.05. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Skillman, 6.646, 207.53 def. Enders, 6.666, 206.39; Coughlin, 6.645, 206.64 def. Anderson, 6.643, 207.37; Butner, 6.655, 208.17 def. Hartford, Foul Red Light; Gray, 6.651, 208.52 def. Line, Foul Red Light. SEMIFINALS Â„ Gray, 6.651, 208.42 def. Skillman, 6.658, 207.78; Coughlin, 6.651, 206.13 def. Butner, 6.662, 206.20. FINAL Â„ Gray, 6.641, 208.42 def. Coughlin, 6.639, 206.80.PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLEROUND ONE Â„ Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 6.899, 195.08 def. Hector Arana, 7.011, 196.30; Mark Paquette, Buell, 6.968, 192.25 def. Joey Gladstone, 6.970, 192.80; LE Tonglet, Suzuki, 6.857, 196.59 def. Ryan Oehler, Buell, 7.031, 192.00; Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.880, 195.59 def. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.937, 193.49; Chip Ellis, Harley-Davidson, 6.857, 195.08 def. Scotty Pollacheck, Suzuki, 9.497, 91.74; Hector Arana Jr, 6.849, 199.29 def. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.975, 192.93; Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 6.966, 193.63 def. Matt Smith, 7.022, 196.07; Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.859, 196.24 def. Jerry Savoie, Suzuki, 6.915, 195.45. QUARTERFINALS Â„ Johnson, 6.980, 193.57 def. Underdahl, 7.028, 193.63; Krawiec, 6.902, 195.87 def. Hines, 6.929, 194.58; Tonglet, 6.897, 196.44 def. Ellis, 7.014, 192.96; Arana Jr, 6.875, 198.12 def. Paquette, 7.083, 188.81. SEMIFINALS Â„ Tonglet, 6.876, 196.13 def. Johnson, 6.934, 193.60; Krawiec, 6.876, 196.47 def. Arana Jr, 6.892, 198.70. FINAL Â„ Tonglet, 6.864, 197.10 def. Krawiec, 6.884, 197.02.POINT STANDINGS Top Fuel1, Steve Torrence, 1,422. 2, Clay Millican, 1,234. 3, Tony Schumacher, 1,195. 4, Leah Pritchett, 1,170. 5, Doug Kalitta, 1,166. 6, Antron Brown, 1,112. 7, Terry McMillen, 959. 8, Brittany Force, 839. 9, Mike Salinas, 768. 10, Scott Palmer, 755.Funny Car1, Courtney Force, 1,457. 2, Matt Hagan, 1,247. 3, Robert Hight, 1,231. 4, Ron Capps, 1,227. 5, J.R. Todd, 1,174. 6, Jack Beckman, 1,161. 7, Tommy Johnson Jr., 1,107. 8, Shawn Langdon, 907. 9, John Force, 904. 10, Tim Wilkerson, 831.Pro Stock1, Tanner Gray, 1,432. 2, Greg Anderson, 1,355. 3, Erica Enders, 1,230. 4, Jeg Coughlin, 1,198. 5, Vincent Nobile, 1,135. 6, Deric Kramer, 1,099. 7, Drew Skillman, 1,068. 8, Jason Line, 1,067. 9, Bo Butner, 1,050. 10, Chris McGaha, 1,042.Pro Stock Motorcycle1, Eddie Krawiec, 930. 2, Andrew Hines, 867. 3, LE Tonglet, 815. 4, Hector Arana Jr, 770. 5, Jerry Savoie, 636. 6, Matt Smith, 604. 7, Scotty Pollacheck, 528. 8, Steve Johnson, 443. 9, Angie Smith, 424. 10, (tie) Angelle Sampey and Jim Underdahl, 421.GOLFPGA TOURDELL TECHNOLOGIES CHAMPIONSHIPMondayÂs leaders at TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Purse: $9 million; Yardage: 7,342; Par: 71 FINAL Bryson DeChambeau (2,000), $1,620,000 70-68-63-67Â„268 Justin Rose (1,200), $972,000 65-67-70-68Â„270 Cameron Smith (760), $612,000 69-66-67-69Â„271 Tony Finau (460), $372,000 69-68-67-68Â„272 Hideki Matsuyama (460), $372,000 71-69-67-65Â„272 C.T. Pan (460), $372,000 69-68-69-66Â„272 Abraham Ancer (320), $261,900 66-69-65-73Â„273 Rafa Cabrera Bello (320), $261,900 68-68-69-68Â„273 Emiliano Grillo (320), $261,900 72-67-64-70Â„273 Dustin Johnson (320), $261,900 68-69-72-64Â„273 Bubba Watson (320), $261,900 72-68-67-66Â„273 Brice Garnett (219), $160,875 70-70-65-69Â„274 Tyrrell Hatton (219), $160,875 69-63-69-73Â„274 Brooks Koepka (219), $160,875 69-69-68-68Â„274 Rory McIlroy (219), $160,875 71-67-66-70Â„274 Phil Mickelson (219), $160,875 72-72-67-63Â„274 Jordan Spieth (219), $160,875 69-67-68-70Â„274 Kyle Stanley (219), $160,875 70-67-66-71Â„274 Peter Uihlein (219), $160,875 69-71-66-68Â„274 Keith Mitchell (180), $117,000 73-66-67-69Â„275 Paul Casey (164), $100,800 69-70-69-68Â„276 Adam Hadwin (164), $100,800 68-68-70-70Â„276 Marc Leishman (164), $100,800 68-68-69-71Â„276 Justin Thomas (130), $71,229 73-69-70-65Â„277 Patrick Cantlay (130), $71,229 73-69-67-68Â„277 Tommy Fleetwood (130), $71,229 69-65-71-72Â„277 Kevin Kisner (130), $71,229 69-71-70-67Â„277 Jason Kokrak (130), $71,229 72-70-69-66Â„277 Gary Woodland (130), $71,229 67-74-67-69Â„277 Tiger Woods (130), $71,229 72-66-68-71Â„277 Byeong Hun An (97), $54,563 69-71-68-70Â„278 Louis Oosthuizen (97), $54,563 71-67-72-68Â„278 Brandt Snedeker (97), $54,563 72-72-66-68Â„278 Brian Stuard (97), $54,563 72-72-67-67Â„278 Ryan Armour (70), $41,569 71-66-73-69Â„279 Daniel Berger (70), $41,569 73-71-66-69Â„279 Kevin Chappell (70), $41,569 69-72-70-68Â„279 James Hahn (70), $41,569 68-72-70-69Â„279 Beau Hossler (70), $41,569 67-69-68-75Â„279 Si Woo Kim (70), $41,569 70-66-70-73Â„279 Chris Kirk (70), $41,569 67-73-70-69Â„279 Patrick Reed (70), $41,569 71-69-69-70Â„279 Branden Grace (44), $28,860 70-71-72-67Â„280 Russell Knox (44), $28,860 66-72-71-71Â„280 Matt Kuchar (44), $28,860 71-69-66-74Â„280 Alex Noren (44), $28,860 69-69-70-72Â„280 Jon Rahm (44), $28,860 73-67-70-70Â„280 Kevin Tway (44), $28,860 71-67-72-70Â„280 Keegan Bradley (28), $21,500 67-69-73-72Â„281 Brian Harman (28), $21,500 68-72-71-70Â„281 J.B. Holmes (28), $21,500 69-67-70-75Â„281 Danny Lee (28), $21,500 70-72-72-67Â„281 Andrew Putnam (28), $21,500 70-71-68-72Â„281
Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 NFLBy BARRY WILNERAP PRO FOOTBALL WRITERNEW YORK Â„ Rules changes and national anthem demonstrations seem to have folks inside and outside the NFL obsessed as the opening kickoff of the season approaches. Yes, the Super Bowl champion Eagles and Atlanta Falcons will open things on Thursday night in Philadelphia. What many folks wonder: Will there be any social injustice protests during ÂThe Star-Spangled Banner?ÂŽ And if players, coaches and ofÂ“cials will have a handle on the adjustment to use of the helmet in making a hit. Not to mention the new kickoff rules and, at last, a catch rule that seems to make sense. Those are enough issues to grab attention away from PhillyÂs quarterback situation, as well as the progress of the Â“ve Â“rst-round QB draft choices expected to make their debuts sooner or later. Or from the return from injuries of Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, Richard Sherman, Deshaun Watson, David Johnson and Odell Beckham Jr., to name a few. Or Jon GrudenÂs return to an NFL sideline in Oakland. Plus, Adam VinatieriÂs pursuit of the career points and Â“eld goals marks. WhatÂs ahead through the penultimate day of the 2018 calendar?Rule changesThe preseason has been dominated, even overridden, by discussion of and doubts about the Âhelmet rule.ÂŽ Basically, any player on offense or defense lowering his head and making contact with any part of the helmet is subject to a 15-yard penalty, a Â“ne, and even an ejection. ItÂs a player safety adjustment for which Âthe goal long term is to make the game safer and take out some of these hits that should not be part of the game,ÂŽ says Giants owner John Mara, a member of the competition committee that recommends rules changes to the owners. The concerns on many levels focus on players adjusting to the tackling requirements and ofÂ“cials mastering such calls at full speed. Gene Steratore, who recently retired as an NFL (and college basketball) referee, expects the critical tempest to die down quickly. ÂPlayers will adjust because they are that good,ÂŽ says Steratore, now an analyst for CBS after 15 seasons in the league. ÂOfÂ“cials will, too, because they are that good. There will be a learning curve for all of them, but I think in a fast period of time, a trigger moment will come that will show right before that contact if it is worthy of a Â”ag.ÂŽ The Â“x to the phrasing of the catch rule should eliminate the kind of calls Â„ on Jesse James, Dez Bryant et al Â„ many found bogus. ÂControl. If it looks like a catch and smells like a catch, itÂs a catch,ÂŽ says Troy Vincent, the NFLÂs chief of football operations. Â(The rule) had become convoluted: what you should do, what you shouldnÂt do. It should be clear as day. So our job was to simplify and we put it in practical terms.ÂŽ The other major rule alteration is on kickoffs, where coverage team players no longer can take a running start, and there are regulations on where kick team players can be overall and how they can block. ÂThis is certainly a way of trying to keep the kickoff in the game and attempting to cut down on high-speed collisions,ÂŽ Mara says. ÂThere are a lot of us who donÂt want to take the kickoff out unless we canÂt Â“nd ways to make it safer. It is our most dangerous play.ÂŽNational anthemAnticipation of whether players will demonstrate during the national anthem again this year is high, fueled in part by reactions from President Trump. Players argue that their message about the need for change in communities nationwide has been misconstrued by the president and his followers, including many team owners. With the unilateral policy banning players from any on-Â“eld protests during the anthem on hold as owners and players discuss the issue, no one can be sure whatÂs ahead. Everyone can be sure the topic wonÂt disappear. ÂI think part of the problem is that when you continue the rhetoric that this is controversial or this is somehow a negative thing, people treat it as such,ÂŽ Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says. ÂBut weÂve seen in other leagues when theyÂve decided to amplify the voices of their players to also emphasize the importance of the issues that weÂre raising, and change the narrative away from the anthem, that not only is it more acceptable, the fan base gets educated on what weÂre talking about, and we can actually make some movement.ÂŽRookie QBsBefore we reach 2019, itÂs a near-certainty that Baker MayÂ“eld, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen and Lamar Jackson will get onto the Â“eld. Some likely will be starters, maybe even stamp themselves as stars. Only in Baltimore, where Joe Flacco is the incumbent, is the rookie (Jackson) a long shot to become the No. 1 quarterback this season. The others Â„ ClevelandÂs MayÂ“eld, BuffaloÂs Allen, the JetsÂ Darnold and ArizonaÂs Rosen Â„ are with teams considered outsiders in the playoff chase and it makes sense as early as prudent to see if they are the franchise QBs they were drafted to be.CoachesNew coaches in charge of the Cardinals, Titans, Lions, Giants, Bears and Raiders include four newbies to being in charge: DetroitÂs Matt Patricia, ChicagoÂs Matt Nagy, TennesseeÂs Mike Vrabel and ArizonaÂs Steve Wilks. All of them made their marks as proÂ“cient coordinators and bring freshness and toughness to their franchises. Vrabel, of course, has three Super Bowl rings as a player with New England, which surely earns him some respect in the locker room. If heÂs considered a product of the Belichick coaching tree, though, Vrabel could struggle; few of the Patriots coachÂs protgs have had much success as a head man in the NFL. So the same goes for Patricia, although he has far more experience in coaching. New YorkÂs Pat Shurmur had a short stint in charge in Cleveland and probably didnÂt get a fair shake. The Giants desperately needed a culture change after the 2017 debacle. ÂI have seen just about all I could see from the top of the mountain to having the second pick in the draft,ÂŽ Mara says. ÂLast year still is somewhat of a shock to me, going from a preseason Super Bowl contender to being the second-worst team in the league. It was a perfect storm, just an avalanche of injuries, locker room issues, a relatively inexperienced head coach (Ben McAdoo) who hadnÂt had to deal with any of that in the past, and some draft classes not all that productive. And it adds up to a bad season.ÂŽ Oakland also comes off a bad season following a playoff appearance, and the Raiders made the biggest splash by bringing back (and out of the broadcast booth) Jon Gruden. ThereÂs lots of excitement in the Black Hole and throughout the Bay Area about Gruden, who clearly has stamped his personality on the roster by trading his best player, holdout pass rusher Khalil Mack. ÂI love the Raider fans, I love Oakland, and thatÂs the primary reason why IÂm standing here,ÂŽ he says.Pursuing historyVinatieri is a marvel. The NFLÂs oldest player at 45, he begins his 23rd pro season in range to pass Hall of Famer Morten Andersen as the leading scorer. He was dependable for a decade in New England and then a dozen years in Indianapolis. He needs seven Â“eld goals to pass Andersen (565) for the most Â“eld goals. Andersen scored 2,544 points in a league-record 382 games and Vinatieri needs 58 points to break the record. ÂItÂs one of those things that I havenÂt really though too much about it,ÂŽ he says. ÂIÂm still just trying to help my team win games and keep on putting chapters in this book, and if that happens, fantastic.ÂŽQuestions abound, from anthems to rule changes AP FILE PHOTOIn this Jan. 7 photo, Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, right, draws a penalty by hitting Bualo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) with helmet-to-helmet contact in the rst half of a wild-card playo football game, in Jacksonville.Fitzpatrick. ÂHeÂs the type of guy people end up liking the Â“rst time they meet him. HeÂs got a good sense of humor. HeÂs dry with his wit. Being a Harvard guy, thatÂs part of it. And obviously, heÂs been around the block.ÂŽ Right tackle Demar Dotson said WinstonÂs presence is felt by every employee at the BucsÂ training facility. ÂOne thing I love about him most, not just as a football player, but the way he conducts himself around the building,ÂŽ Dotson said. ÂHeÂll go up to, letÂs just say the lawn guy, but heÂll call him by their name. It might be Nate who pushes the trash can around here, and heÂs like, ÂwhatÂs up, Nate?ÂŽ Where most people wouldnÂt know these peopleÂs names but he takes a family approach and calls people by their names. What can that do for someone like Nate, who can say, ÂHey Jameis calls me by my name.Â I respect him more for that than as a football player.ÂŽ But itÂs the football player the Bucs will miss Sunday against the Saints. Fitzpatrick went 2-1 as a starter for Tampa Bay last season, beating the Jets and Dolphins before losing to Atlanta. ÂThat was probably the biggest difference for me,ÂŽ Bajakian said. ÂWeÂve been out here on the Â“eld where heÂs been out or limited before. But the offensive meeting room, when that seat is empty, it almost feels like something is off.ÂŽBUCSFROM PAGE 1 NFL: Jacksonville JaguarsBy MARK LONGAP SPORTS WRITERJACKSONVILLE Â„ It wasnÂt too long ago that veteran receiver Donte Moncrief was buried on JacksonvilleÂs depth chart. Moncrief had fallen behind Marqise Lee, Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and even rookie DJ Chark after missing a week of practice because of a sore knee. Now, four weeks later and following a devastating injury to Lee, Moncrief might be the teamÂs go-to guy heading into the season opener at the New York Giants. He certainly is the unwitting leader of that position group and will be counted on to Â“ll a void created when Lee hurt his left knee in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. ÂThe young guys, they look at me as an older guy,ÂŽ Moncrief said. ÂI just told them, ÂAnybody can be great.Â It just takes the time and passion to go out there and want to be great. Go out there and make plays every day, not just in a game, also in practice, so you can build the trust when it comes down to game time.ÂŽ The Jaguars trusted Moncrief enough to give him a one-year, $9.6 million contract in free agency. The deal was fully guaranteed, a move general manager Dave Caldwell felt he had to do with so much uncertainty at receiver. Jacksonville Â“gured Allen Robinson was gone, was unsure Lee would re-sign, and planned to part with Allen Hurns. The team also had no idea it would get Chark in the second round of the draft. So the Jags targeted Moncrief, hoping his big-play ability would help spread out defenses designed to slow down JacksonvilleÂs run-Â“rst approach The 6-foot-2 Moncrief caught 152 passes for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four years with Indianapolis. He missed 11 games the last two seasons because of shoulder and toe injuries. He also endured quarterback chaos, with Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett, Matt Hasselbeck, Scott Tolzien and Josh Freeman throwing him passes. ÂJust having a chip on my shoulder to go out and show what I actually can do and have a healthy year and come out here and compete and show the league what IÂve got,ÂŽ Moncrief said. ÂI know what IÂm capable of and IÂm going to hold myself to it.ÂŽ Jacksonville is counting on it now, especially without Lee.JaguarsÂ Moncrief takes on bigger role without Lee NFL: New York GiantsBy TOM CANAVANAP SPORTS WRITEREAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Â„ ThereÂs no doubt halfback Saquon Barkley is the most-hyped rookie to join the New York Giants since future Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor donned the blue in 1981. Within weeks of being taken second overall in the draft, the likable 21-year-old from Penn State had the hottest-selling jersey in the NFL. Seemingly half the kids wearing jerseys at training camp had his No. 26 look. When he touched the ball in camp, there were Âoohs and aahsÂ from the fans, and visions of him going to the house in the regular season to help revive a franchise that went 3-13 last season, the second-worst record in the league. Dream time is over. With the season opener at home against 2017 AFC runner-up Jacksonville on Sunday, itÂs time for Barkley to live up to the hype, just as Taylor did after also being taken with the No. 2 overall pick. ÂI just want to play,ÂŽ Barkley said after a short practice Monday. ÂItÂs Â“nally here. The season is Â“nally here. I didnÂt get to play as much as I would like in the preseason, but now itÂs here and it counts now, so I am just excited to get on the road. You can tell, the energy of the team is high and weÂre all just excited for this game and this season.ÂŽ Barkley had four carries in the preseason for 43 yards. The number was originally reported as Â“ve after the Â“rst preseason game against Cleveland, but an ofÂ“cial review silently changed it. It stayed at four after Barkley slightly strained a hamstring on Aug. 13 and didnÂt play in the Â“nal three preseason games. It was a precautionary move. ÂThe one week I didnÂt get that much practice, but after that I was back on my normal schedule,ÂŽ he said. ÂI feel pretty conÂ“dent and I feel pretty good. I just have to continue to attack practice and get better. For the next week, Barkley plans to immerse himself in watching videotapes of the JaguarsÂ defense, a group that last season was the best in franchise history and is loaded with Pro Bowl players. Barkley has set some personal goals, but he hopes to focus on his next play. ÂIÂm not a numbers type of guy who says I need this many yards, this many touchdowns,ÂŽ Barkley said. ÂMy goal is to attack every single day and get better every single day. The rest of the stuff will take care of itself.ÂŽGiantsÂ Saquon Barkley eager for much-hyped debut
The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 agree to set prices. In this case the price being payments to athletes. Now itÂs the NCAAÂs burden at this trial to show that the restraint is justiÂ“ed by some pro-competitive justiÂ“cation.ÂŽ The NCAA counters that altering amateurism rules would lead to payfor-play, fundamentally damaging college sports and harming academic integration of athletes. ÂAs was demonstrated in the OÂBannon case, the NCAA will show that our rules are essential to providing educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of student-athletes across the country,ÂŽ NCAA general counsel Donald Remy said in a statement. ÂWe are proud that many student-athletes can receive a college education debt-free, access to resources that ensure greater academic success, and an experience that will pay dividends for a lifetime. Allowing paid professionals to replace student-athletes on college campuses would change the face of college sports as we know it.ÂŽ The bench trial will be heard and decided by Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California in Oakland. Wilken is the same judge who ruled on the so-called OÂBannon case, which challenged the NCAAÂs right to use athletesÂ names, images and likenesses without compensation. The case produced a mix ruling that eventually went to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wilken ruled schools should be permitted, but not required, to compensate athletes for use of their name, image and likeness, with payments capped at $5,000 per year. The appeals court overturned that and said payments ÂuntetheredÂŽ to education were not required by schools. Wilken also ruled the NCAA is required to allow schools to factor in their federally determined cost of attendance into the value of an athletic scholarship. That is now common practice in major college sports, though schools were already moving toward NCAA legislation allowing for cost of attendance when Wilken made her ruling. The plaintiffs will argue implementation of cost-of-attendance stipends prove paying athletes even more would not hurt college sports. ÂThis shows that fans donÂt really care about payments to student athletes,ÂŽ Berman said. ÂAs for academic integration, that is a falsity as athletes arenÂt integrated now and indeed schools are building lavish factices where they say the athlete never has to leave. Check out the YouTube video of the new Clemson facility.ÂŽ The Alston case is set to last about two weeks and WilkenÂs ruling could come as soon as December or possibly January.NCAAFROM PAGE 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South FloridaBy JOEY KNIGHTTAMPA BAY TIMESA look at Georgia Tech, which faces USF at noon Saturday at Raymond James Stadium (on ABC): Nickame: Yellow Jackets Record: 1-0 (defeated Alcorn State, 41-0, on Saturday) Coach: Paul Johnson (11th season at Georgia Tech, 76-54; 22nd season overall, 183-93) Preseason rank: None The breakdown: While the JacketsÂ 41-0 romp of Alcorn State (which received a $375,000 paycheck) appeared impressive on paper, Johnson was underwhelmed with his offense. Senior QB TaQuon Marshall, in his second year of operating Georgia TechÂs Â”exbone triple option, completed only four of 12 passes in the Â“rst half and Â“nished 9-for-18. ÂHe can play so much better than he played (Saturday),ÂŽ Johnson said. For Marshall, who completed only 37.1 percent of his passes last season, being able to stretch the Â“eld periodically is essential to the effectiveness of JohnsonÂs scheme, which churned out 439 rushing yards Saturday. In their base formation, the Jackets will employ two outside receivers, two ÂA-backsÂŽ (wingbacks), a B-back (fullback) and no tight end. The result is some midline option, inside veer and other ground variations requiring tremendous eye discipline by defenders. Four players ran for at least 70 yards Saturday, but 208-pound junior B-back KirVonte Benson (a 1,000-yard rusher last season) may be the most dangerous. The backs are protected by a veteran front; three linemen who started Saturday were returners. Defensively, the Jackets Â„ who run a 3-4 under new coordinator Nate Woody Â„ held the Division I-AA Braves to 146 total yards and let them cross midÂ“eld only twice (once on a fumble). Odds & ends: The Bulls and Yellow Jackets never have played each other. Âƒ Johnson typically uses no play sheet, instead sending in plays via his receivers. Âƒ Bulls defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary spent six seasons at Tech (2004-09) as linebackers coach, the last two under Johnson. He left to join Charlie StrongÂs inaugural staff at Louisville. Âƒ The Jackets roster includes Plant alumnus Kyle CergeHenderson, a senior defensive end who had two tackles against Alcorn State. Audible: ÂThe thing weÂve got to do is get off blocks. ItÂs going to come down to assignment football Â„ who has the QB, who has the dive, who has the pitch. If we can get all three of those things handled, then we have a chance. We know this, offensively, our possessions are going to be limited because theyÂre a ball-control offense. So when we do get the ball on offense, weÂve got to take advantage of the opportunities.ÂŽ Â„ USF coach Charlie StrongKnow the foe: Georgia Tech COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FloridaBy MATT BAKERTAMPA BAY TIMESGAINESVILLE Â„ Florida defensive backs typically donÂt lack for conÂ“dence. ThatÂs certainly the case this week against Kentucky, which has a 31-game losing streak to the Gators. ÂItÂs 31, right?ÂŽ defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said Monday. ÂItÂll be 32 after Saturday.ÂŽ ÂAt the end of the day, they got some good players. TheyÂre disciplined. They play us hard every year. They coming in with a chip on their shoulder that they can beat us. ItÂs going to be in The Swamp. So, at the end of the day, our team though is capable, and we know whatÂs going to happen Saturday. We just got to go out there and play, execute our game plan and just do what we got to do.ÂŽ The last guarantee I remember coming from the Gators didnÂt work so well. Remember when the ducks pulled the truck in Knoxville? Regardless, coach Dan Mullen said the past is irrelevant to the SEC opener. ÂI imagine someday the streak will be broken,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂThatÂs just the nature of sports, right? I donÂt want to be the one that does it.ÂŽChauncey Gardner-Johnson on GatorsÂ streak over Kentucky: ÂItÂll be 32 after SaturdayÂ AP PHOTOCharleston Southern quarterback London Johnson (1) is sacked by Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (23) for a 7-yard loss during the rst half on Saturday, in Gainesville. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: MiamiBy TIM REYNOLDSAP SPORTS WRITERCORAL GABLES Â„ Mark RichtÂs tenure as coach at Miami has been a constant run of streaks: Win his Â“rst four games, then lose his next fours, then win 15 consecutive times, and now lose another four in a row. HeÂs ready for the pendulum to start swinging the other way again. And it should begin moving in that direction Saturday, when the Hurricanes host Savannah State. Beating an overmatched opponent this coming weekend wonÂt dull the sting from a season-opening 33-17 loss to LSU Â„ but in a very disappointed locker room after that game, Richt tried to convince his team that every trophy they want to touch this season is still within reach. ÂIf youÂre going to lose a game, it might as well be the Â“rst one,ÂŽ Richt said. ÂPeople tend to kind of forget about it if you play well as the season goes along. ThatÂs what I told the team.ÂŽ His point makes sense. The LSU loss doesnÂt hurt Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference race, which is the springboard to every other goal on their checklist for 2018. But even so, after the opener was mostly a debacle, this will not be a pleasant next few days for Miami (0-1). The Hurricanes are sure to drop from the No. 8 spot in TuesdayÂs AP Top 25 poll and will probably freefall on the ballots of many voters who saw how lopsided things looked when LSU led 33-3 after three quarters. There will be adjustments to the depth chart, and quarterback Malik Rosier Â„ who was 15 for 35 against LSU Â„ might even hear some boos from fans at MiamiÂs home opener against Savannah State. Rosier had moments where he looked fantastic, leading two touchdown drives that got Miami within some sort of striking distance in the Â“nal 15 minutes. He also had more than a few moments where he misÂ“red, sometimes badly. LSU picked Rosier off twice, had plenty of other interception opportunities, and had no trouble putting him under pressure. ÂHe certainly made a few great throws and made some great plays,ÂŽ Richt said. ÂWe just dug the hole so deep, it was very difÂ“cult to dig out. But we did make it interesting there for a minute. ThatÂs about the best I can say for that.ÂŽ Rosier started 6 for 10 passing. He then completed four of his next 15 throws, with two interceptions in that stretch, as the game turned into an LSU runaway. ÂWe have a long season,ÂŽ Rosier said. ÂI feel like if we go out and we win every game ... we still have a chance.ÂŽ In other words, this is where a hot streak would come in handy. Miami should still be favored, probably considerably, in each of its next four games. Savannah State is a FCS school thatÂs dropping to Division II next year and is coming off a 52-0 loss to UAB. The Hurricanes then go to Toledo, play host to FIU and conference foe North Carolina. Win all those, and LSU becomes a distant memory. Slip up again, and who knows what happens from there.RichtÂs message to Miami: All goals are still within reach COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Stat WatchBy ERIC OLSONAP COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITERThe nationÂs top returning passer is off to another impressive start. North TexasÂ Mason Fine hit a career-high 40 of 50 passes in the Mean GreenÂs 46-23 win over SMU on Saturday for the most completions in a Football Bowl Subdivision game. His 444 passing yards were a weekend best and ranks No. 2 nationally this season to the 537 by Colorado StateÂs K.J. Carta-Samuels against Hawaii on Aug. 25. Fine, a junior from Peggs, Oklahoma, was Conference USA offensive player of the year in 2017 after completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 4,052 yards and 31 touchdowns. Fine has emerged as one of the top Group of Five quarterbacks. North Texas was the only FBS program to offer him a scholarship, largely because he was just 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds when he was a high school senior. He now weighs 185. Two seasons and one game into his career, heÂs a 63-percent passer and already No. 5 on the school career passing yards chart (6,068).200 ClubThe Â“rst three members of this seasonÂs 200-yard rushing club are Texas A&MÂs Trayveon Williams, MississippiÂs Scottie Phillips and SyracuseÂs Eric Dungey. Williams went for 240 yards on 20 carries against Northwestern State before leaving early in the third quarter. It was the second-best rushing performance in A&M history behind the 297 yards Bob Smith ran for against SMU in 1950. Phillips, a junior-college transfer for Mississippi, had 204 yards on 16 runs against Texas Tech, the most by an Ole Miss running back making his debut. Dungey turned in the fourth 200-yard rushing game by a quarterback in Atlantic Coast Conference history when he went for a career-high and school QB-record 200 against Western Michigan.HanginÂ 70Seven teams hit the 70-point mark all last season. Three hung at least that many points on overmatched opening opponents. Fresno StateÂs 79-13 win over Idaho marked the most points by a Football Bowl Subdivision team since Missouri scored the same number against Delaware State in 2016. Ohio State matched its record for points in an opener, set against Bowling Green two years ago, by beating Oregon State 7731. Nevada beat Portland State 72-19, tying the most scored by the Wolf Pack at home since a 72-0 win over North Texas in 1991.Long playsThe bar has been set for longest plays from scrimmage. Longest pass belongs to ColoradoÂs Steven Montez, who connected with Laviska Shenault for an 89-yard touchdown against Colorado State. Justice Hill of Oklahoma State has the longest run, a 92-yarder against Missouri State that ended 2 yards short of the end zone.Stat of the weekFeleipe Franks threw Â“ve touchdown passes in the Â“rst half against Charleston Southern in Dan MullenÂs Â“rst game coaching Florida. The Gators threw a total of 10 TDs in 2017 under Jim McElwain and Randy Shannon.Mighty Fine: North Texas QB completes nation-best 40 passes AP PHOTONorth Texas quarterback Mason Fine (6) prepares to begin a play against SMU on Saturday.
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Tuesday, September 4, 2018 playoff event outside Philadelphia. And he would appear to be a shoo-in to be one of U.S. captain Jim FurykÂs three Ryder Cup picks to be announced Tuesday. The idea is to Â“nd the hottest player to Â“ll out the team, and no one has been close to DeChambeau over the last two weeks. The 24-year-old Californian is known as the ÂMad ScientistÂŽ for his approach to the game, from his single-length clubs (34 inches, roughly the length of a 7-iron), to his work on biomechanics to the calculations that go into every shot. Nine calculations, to be exact. DeChambeau doesnÂt want to give away all his secrets, but they range from yardage and wind to air pressure and adrenaline. ÂHeÂs facing the biggest and best Â“elds,ÂŽ Rose said. ÂThereÂs a lot of conjecture about how he goes about it. But when he delivers as he is now, it just proves it.ÂŽ How much better can he get? ÂYou can always get better,ÂŽ DeChambeau said. ÂHow much? I would say it depends on what I can do in the restrictions of my biomechanics. So itÂs all about error tolerances and being ... less sensitive to error. So that when you do feel like you mess up, itÂs not going to be that big of a mess-up. I hope that makes sense. ÂBut I can say there is another level.ÂŽ DeChambeau, who started the year at No. 99 in the world, moved to No. 7, one spot past Rory McIlroy. He Â“nished at 16-under 268 and made $1,620,000 for the second straight week. Starting the Â“nal round one shot behind Abraham Ancer, and among 10 players within four shots of the lead, DeChambeau had a two-putt birdie from 50 feet on No. 7, took the lead with a 12-foot birdie putt on the 220-yard eighth hole, and then hit his approach to 6 feet to a back right pin at No. 9 for his third straight birdie. Cameron Smith of Australia tried to make a run at him with a pair of late birdies, but DeChambeau answered with a birdie on No. 15 to keep his lead at two shots. Needing an eagle to catch him on the par-5 18th, Smith came up short and into the hazard and made bogey. Rose birdied three of his last four holes for a 68 and wound up alone in second. Ancer couldnÂt keep pace, dropping three shots in the tough four-hole stretch early on the back nine. The 27-year-old Mexican hit into hazard on the 18th and Â“nished with a bogey for a 73. The small consolation for Ancer was moving from No. 92 to No. 56, which at least made him among the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship at Aronimink.FEDEXFROM PAGE 1 TODAY / TONIGHTThunderstormHumid with patchy cloudsHIGH 90 LOW 7555% chance of rain 20% chance of rainHumid with a blend of sun and clouds91 / 7425% chance of rain WEDNESDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREA shower and t-storm around in the p.m.90 / 7460% chance of rain THURSDAYCouple of thunderstorms89 / 7465% chance of rain FRIDAYSome sun, a t-storm possible in the p.m.90 / 7530% chance of rain SUNDAYA shower in the morning, then a t-storm89 / 7455% chance of rain SATURDAY 1 2 3 5 2 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 210-50 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 VENICE8389971019791Air Quality Index readings as of MondayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Monday Sebring through 2 p.m. Monday Venice through 2 p.m. Monday24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. Trace Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.83ÂŽ Year to date 48.70ÂŽ Normal year to date 38.02ÂŽ Record 3.07ÂŽ (1977) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. 0.34ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Mon. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 0.00ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.79ÂŽ Year to date 32.82ÂŽ Normal year to date 36.63ÂŽ Record 3.07ÂŽ (1977) High/Low 82/76 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 95 (1996) Record Low 68 (1979) High/Low 83/75 High/Low 88/77 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 98 (1988) Record Low 69 (1956)Pollen Index readings as of Monday 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. 12.37 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. Trace 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 48.70 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 Wed.Apalachicola 84 77 t 87 76 c Bradenton 89 76 t 89 75 pc Clearwater 89 77 t 90 77 pc Coral Springs 89 80 t 90 79 pc Daytona Beach 87 76 t 88 77 pc Fort Lauderdale 87 79 t 88 79 pc Fort Myers 89 75 t 91 74 pc Gainesville 89 74 t 91 75 pc Jacksonville 88 75 t 89 73 t Key Largo 88 80 t 87 80 pc Key West 90 82 t 89 81 pc Lakeland 89 75 t 90 74 pc Melbourne 90 80 t 91 79 pc Miami 88 77 t 89 75 pc Naples 89 76 t 91 74 t Ocala 88 74 t 90 74 pc Okeechobee 88 75 t 88 72 pc Orlando 88 76 t 90 76 pc Panama City 82 73 r 85 75 c Pensacola 83 74 r 84 75 r Pompano Beach 89 81 c 89 80 pc St. Augustine 86 78 t 87 77 t St. Petersburg 89 77 t 91 76 pc Sarasota 89 75 t 90 74 pc Tallahassee 85 73 t 89 74 c Tampa 90 77 t 92 77 pc Vero Beach 88 75 t 89 75 pc West Palm Beach 89 77 t 89 79 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 12:19a 3:23a 9:46a 6:33p Wed. 1:57a 4:47a 11:06a 7:42p Today 8:23a 1:39a --4:49p Wed. 12:34a 3:03a 9:43a 5:58p Today 7:00a 3:42p ----Wed. 8:44a 4:41p ----Today 12:51a 3:52a 10:18a 7:02p Wed. 2:29a 5:16a 11:38a 8:11p Today 6:38a 12:18a 10:49p 3:28p Wed. 7:58a 1:42a 11:38p 4:37p ESE 10-15 2-3 Light E 10-20 2-3 ModerateFt. Myers 89/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 92/76 storms all day Sarasota 89/75 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLENew Sep 9 First Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Last Oct 2 Today 1:36 a.m. 3:34 p.m. Wednesday 2:33 a.m. 4:34 p.m. Today 7:09 a.m. 7:45 p.m. Wednesday 7:09 a.m. 7:44 p.m. Today 1:17a 7:32a 1:47p 8:02p Wed. 2:12a 8:27a 2:42p 8:57p Thu. 3:06a 9:22a 3:37p 9:52p GORDON Monterrey 94/72 Chihuahua 84/64 Los Angeles 81/65 Washington 93/77 New York 92/77 Miami 88/77 Atlanta 88/73 Detroit 90/72 Houston 84/75 Kansas City 84/71 Chicago 90/73 Minneapolis 77/63 El Paso 93/71 Denver 79/53 Billings 68/48 San Francisco 72/56 Seattle 75/55 Toronto 80/69 Montreal 79/64 Winnipeg 66/41 Ottawa 80/62 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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Today Wed.Albuquerque 83 60 pc 81 58 pc Anchorage 63 48 s 64 50 pc Atlanta 88 73 pc 89 73 pc Baltimore 93 74 s 93 73 s Billings 68 48 pc 79 54 s Birmingham 91 72 pc 88 74 c Boise 89 59 s 95 63 s Boston 87 69 pc 84 70 pc Buffalo 84 71 pc 88 70 s Burlington, VT 82 65 pc 89 72 pc Charleston, WV 91 70 pc 90 69 s Charlotte 90 73 s 90 72 t Chicago 90 73 s 86 63 t Cincinnati 91 70 s 89 70 s Cleveland 91 74 s 92 72 s Columbia, SC 94 74 s 94 73 t Columbus, OH 92 73 s 91 72 s Concord, NH 88 60 pc 88 66 pc Dallas 84 73 t 89 74 t Denver 79 53 t 72 55 t Des Moines 84 66 t 73 61 t Detroit 90 72 s 91 69 s Duluth 74 55 r 68 48 pc Fairbanks 55 45 sh 56 46 pc Fargo 74 48 t 69 46 pc Hartford 90 66 pc 88 68 pc Helena 73 43 c 82 50 s Honolulu 90 77 sh 89 77 pc Houston 84 75 t 88 75 t Indianapolis 90 70 t 90 70 s Jackson, MS 92 72 s 81 72 r Kansas City 84 71 c 78 68 t Knoxville 90 70 pc 89 70 t Las Vegas 96 77 s 97 78 s Los Angeles 81 65 pc 82 65 pc Louisville 93 74 s 91 73 s Memphis 93 73 s 89 74 t Milwaukee 86 72 s 81 61 t Minneapolis 77 63 t 74 56 pc Montgomery 87 73 c 87 73 c Nashville 93 73 s 90 73 pc New Orleans 85 76 r 86 78 r New York City 92 77 s 87 75 s Norfolk, VA 89 73 s 88 73 s Oklahoma City 77 66 t 80 68 t Omaha 78 67 t 74 63 r Philadelphia 93 77 s 92 75 s Phoenix 101 81 s 102 80 s Pittsburgh 90 71 s 90 72 s Portland, ME 84 61 pc 79 65 pc Portland, OR 83 55 s 89 59 s Providence 90 67 pc 83 67 pc Raleigh 91 71 pc 90 68 s Salt Lake City 86 61 s 87 64 pc St. Louis 92 74 s 91 71 t San Antonio 90 75 pc 91 74 t San Diego 78 67 pc 79 69 pc San Francisco 72 56 pc 72 55 pc Seattle 75 55 pc 80 56 s Washington, DC 93 77 s 93 76 s Amsterdam 75 60 sh 73 59 sh Baghdad 110 77 s 110 76 s Beijing 89 64 s 89 67 pc Berlin 78 56 s 76 56 pc Buenos Aires 70 52 s 73 54 pc Cairo 98 77 s 97 75 s Calgary 56 36 c 67 41 s Cancun 88 78 t 89 77 pc Dublin 62 46 s 64 45 c Edmonton 57 31 c 65 36 s Halifax 79 60 sh 75 64 pc Kiev 86 62 s 81 58 pc London 73 56 pc 70 51 pc Madrid 89 63 pc 87 59 s Mexico City 75 56 t 73 56 t Montreal 79 64 pc 88 69 pc Ottawa 80 62 pc 88 64 pc Paris 73 61 c 76 59 c Regina 62 33 c 70 39 s Rio de Janeiro 75 66 pc 71 64 sh Rome 79 62 s 82 64 s St. JohnÂs 69 53 sh 60 52 pc San Juan 88 78 sh 88 77 s Sydney 64 53 sh 66 55 sh Tokyo 87 77 r 88 78 r Toronto 80 69 c 88 68 t Vancouver 70 54 pc 73 55 c Winnipeg 66 41 pc 65 43 sHigh ...................... 99 at McAllen, TXLow ........................ 26 at Stanley, ID(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85Rain from the remains of Tropical Storm Norma caused disastrous Â” oods in Arizona on Sept. 4, 1970. 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ÂThere were some last minute pickups where an offensive lineman would peel back and pick up a defender that leaked through a backside gap, giving our quarterback just a hair more time,ÂŽ Ingman said. ÂThere have been plenty of times where theyÂre 20 yards down Â“eld and they spring a block that allows us to gain another 15 yards or score. ÂWe emphasize a lot on chasing the ball and playing with effort and these guys have really taken ownership on that.ÂŽ The big show happens on Friday, but the work gets put in throughout the week. Whether itÂs waddling their large bodies through the 4-foot-tall chutes or imposing their will on blocking sleds or tackling dummies, theyÂre constantly working to improve. Their driving force, is giving their teammates across the line of scrimmage trouble as often as possible. ItÂs a constant competition with both position groups trying to embarrass the other in the name of development. ÂWe get each other better,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂIf weÂre going hard they have to elevate their play or theyÂre gonna get dominated and same the other way. ThatÂs when you can tell itÂs a good practice when you kind of have that mindset that IÂm about to embarrass the D-lineman in front of me.ÂŽ ÂIt makes it fun,ÂŽ Mandile added. ÂIron sharpens iron, itÂs as simple as that.ÂŽ In past years, the offensive line has had its hands full with a multitude of elite pass rushers. Last year the strongest man in Florida, Devin Leacock, was wreaking havoc on the line and Port Charlotte now has DevinÂs not-so-little brother Brandon, who is rising from his shadow. With all the talent on the other side of the ball, it does nothing but grow the experience of the opposite line. ÂThose guys have been training against Devin Leacock, Ludison Jeanty and Tommy Joyce these last three years,ÂŽ Ingman said. ÂTheyÂve played against an offensive line these past four years thatÂs been very tough, which has helped We want Monday and Thursday to be a lot easier harder than Friday.ÂŽ Praise isnÂt always received directly from the fans in the stands, but is always made well-known by their teammates. ItÂs a thankless job for sure, but one thatÂs needed. ÂWe get the credit from the team,ÂŽ Marcum said. ÂThey see us when they come off the Â“eld and know weÂre grinding. Even though we donÂt get it from the crowd, the teamÂs always giving us love.ÂŽPIRATEFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY TOM OÂNEILLAbove: Port Charlotte Pirates oensive lineman Anthony Mandile (56) left, and Evan Smith ((53) drill under the chute during football practice at Port Charlotte High School. Port Charlotte Pirates oensive lineman Caden Marcum (50) celebrates Tyler PerryÂs (10) touchdown recetption during the second quarter against South Fort Myers, Friday, at PortCharlotte High School.