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HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 252 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, September 9, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... D1 Classifieds ...................... D3-5 Comic .................. NEWS WIRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To David Dailey Thanks for reading! TheNewsSun By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ People served by volunteer “ re stations may not realize how tough its been for some of those departments to keep up their buildings or equipment. The “ re crews have noticed, however. In Venus, for example, the bay in the station is only big enough to handle a 1987 “ rst-out engine. Thats an antique,Ž said Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor. Plans for Venus Volunteer Fire Department include an L-shaped addition to provide an additional parking bay and administrative space. Its one of “ ve stations that will have improvements or replacements in the coming year. Its something the county couldnt do without a countywide assessment. Stations to get repairs or replacements in the coming years are: € Venus Volunteer Fire Department Station 45 at 45 Venus Clubhouse Road in Venus. € Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Dept Station 1 at 2840 N. Highlands Blvd. in Avon Park will get a brand new station on adjacent land. It will be designed to house both “ re and Emergency Medical Services crews. € DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department Station 18 at 4612 Desoto Road in Sebring will get repairs to the interior. Bashoor said a plumbing problem ” ooded the building “ ve years ago. Volunteers attempted to repair the building and gutted the administrative space. However, after they installed new drywall, they Station to station PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFDeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department Station 18 is one of the “ rst that will see repairs of refurbishment under the new countywide “ re assessment. PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFHighlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 will be replaced by a new station, said Highlands County Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor, under the new countywide “ re assessment. PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFHighlands County recently replaced the Sebring downtown Emergency Medical Services station with one on Sebring Parkway, which actually co-locates two ambulances and their crews. HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN FILE PHOTOVolunteer “ re“ ghters from three di erent stations join forces to put out a house “ re in the Lake Josephine area. County to revamp, replace fire stationsSTATIONS | 7A By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Highlands County may have a workshop in October with Waste Connections to discuss possible changes to the haulers services. That could mean picking up garbage more often, picking up recycling less often or making other changes to the contract to save both the county and hauler some money and making things easier for residents. Some of the topics that need to be discussed, said County Administrator Randy Vosburg, include recycling options, returning to a two-day collection or other schedule, upgrading or increasing the number of trucks, the building the hauler was to construct at the land“ ll and how to handle commercial accounts. He also said the county needs to discuss the almost daily land“ ll closures for lightning and the haulers overall contract compliance. One Saturday „ Sept. 2 „ lightning closed the land“ ll three to four times, Vosburg said. Commissioner Ron Handley asked if they could wait until Waste Connections returns to the county commission with some ideas, before discussing the matter.Return to twice weekly garbage pickup?County may explore recycling options By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID „ The Lake Placid Town Council will be holding a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday and there are many items on the agenda, including a possible vote on a new location for the Town Hall. The topic has been hotly debated for weeks. This could potentially be the last time the public has the opportunity to voice their opinion. There are essentially four properties that are in serious contention: €The former SunTrust Bank building at 611 E. Interlake Blvd. Purchase price is $750,000 with a renovation estimate of $300,000. The square footage is 4,938 with an extra 1,170 gained by enclosing the drive through. The building sits on 1.72 acres. € Option two is town property on Dal Hall Boulevard. The town owns a 3-acre parcel but would have to purchase additional acreage to have access to the property on Dal Hall Boulevard. The land price is $171,000. A new Town Hall building between 6-8,000 square feet is priced at $1.6 million. € Option three is the CenterState Bank-owned property that was a church on over 14 acres with 17,502 square feet for $995,000. The renovation price is $200,000 for an estimated total of $1,195,000. This property is off U.S. 27 outside of Town meeting could see vote on property options KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFThe CenterState Bank property that is being mentioned as a possible location for Lake Placids new Town Hall.GARBAGE | 7A MEETING | 7A Avon Park 800 West Main St. 863.453.6000Locally Owned, Community MindedLake Placid 600 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.699.1300Sebring320 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1300 Sun n Lake5033 U.S. Hwy 27 Member FDICOur roots in the community run deep, and we are so happy to support over 2,000 businesses who call us their banking partner. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 The Highlands News-Sun (USPS 487-900-ISSN 2473-0068) is published daily by Tim Smolarick at the Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. Periodical postage paid at Lakeland, FL and additional entry office(s). All material contained herein is the property of the Highlands News-Sun, which is an affiliate of DR Media. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. All material submitted for publication becomes the property of the newspaper and may be edited for clarity and space, as well as reprinted, published and used in all media. Postmaster: Send address changes to : Highlands News-Sun, 315 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. COMMITMENT TO ACCURACY The Highlands News-Sun promptly corrects errors of fact appearing in its news stories. If you believe we have made an error, call the newsroom at 863-385-6155. If you have a question or comment about coverage, write to Romona Washington, executive editor, 315, U.S. 27 North, Sebring FL 33870; email or call 863-386-5634. OFFICE Location: 315 U.S. 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: 863-385-6155 Main Fax: 863-385-1954 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 13 weeks Tax Total $53.30 $4.00 $57.30 26 weeks Tax Total $106.60 $8.00 $114.60 52 weeks Tax Total $213.20 $15.99 $229.19 EZ Pay Tax Totla $15.91 $1.19 $17.10 MAIL SUBSCRIPTION RATES 3 months $74.36 6 months $133.81 12 months $229.19 Your newspaper is delivered by an independent contractor. If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m. on any daily publication date, or 7 a.m. Sunday, please phone the circulation department at 863-385-6155. PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classified Account Executive 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Office Manager 863-385-6155 SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to Email all other announcements to EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 Alan Moody, Highlands Sun Editor Weekend Editor 863-386-5841 alan.moody@highlandsnewssun.comHIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE PUBLISHERTim Smolarick 863-386-5624 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 RETAIL ADVERTISING Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 CIRCULATION Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 PRODUCTION Donna Scherlacher, MultiMedia/Production Director 863-386-5847 Get even more! World Famous For the last fourteen years, funds from this event have benefitted local, national and international charitiesInformation or Ticket Purchase Prizes • Drinks • Food Fun • Raffles Parker Island, Lake Placid Lake Placid Noon Rotary WE’RE GOING ON SAFARI 863-840-13701. In his travels, Marco Polo believed he stumbled across unicorns. He wrote, They are very ugly brutes to look at. They are not at all such as we describe unicorns.Ž Thats because they were actually rhinoceroses. 2. The King James version of the Old Testament contains nine references to unicorns, thanks to a mistranslation of the Hebrew word reem. The original word was likely the Assyrian rimu (auroch), an extinct species of wild ox. 3. Early unicorn heraldry can be found on the ancient seals of Babylonia and Assyria, but its most famously attached to Scotlands King James III in the 1400s. Two gold coins of that era were even known as the unicorn and the half-unicorn! 4. The earliest record of unicorns in Western literature belongs to Greek historian Ctesias. In the 5th century BCE, he wrote that the beast had a white body, purple head, blue eyes, and a multicolored horn„red at the tip, black in the middle, and white at the base. 5. Genghis Khan reportedly decided not to conquer India after meeting a unicorn, which bowed down to him; he viewed it as a sign from his dead father and turned his army back. Source: http:// mental” article/51424/10-magical-facts-about-unicorns That Will Make YouSMARTER 5 THINGS Highlands County road projects for which the Florida Department of Transportation has issued a road advisory: US 98 at Garden Terrace in Spring Lake: Maintenance permit project: Crews are constructing a new treatment plant including a new driveway connection to US 98. Watch for workers close to the roadway with shoulder closures. Watch for trucks and equipment entering and leaving the roadway. US 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on SR 64 from US 27 to Self Avenue: Construction project: Crews are replacing existing roadway with concrete pavement on US 27 southbound from West Pleasant Street to Paulk Street, US 27 northbound from Dyal Street to West Hill Street, and on SR 64 from Self Avenue to US 27. The contractor is also milling and resurfacing the existing roadway on US 27 from West Townsend Street to Batts Street and on SR 64 from Collier Avenue to Self Avenue, installing curb and gutter, installing traf“ c separators, sidewalks, traf“ c signals, street lights, and signing and pavement markers. A single continuous lane closure on US 27 will be in place during intersection construction. Additional lane closures, single-lane ” agging operations, and temporary lane shifts will occur during nighttime/ overnight hours on US 27 and SR 64. The contractor is Concrete Services, LLC. Estimated project completion date is spring 2020. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures on US 27 during overnight hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and intermittent single-lane ” agging operations on SR 64 during the daytime. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. All US 27 traf“ c lanes have shifted eastward and reduced to two lanes in each direction. The entrances to Kersey Street and Prairie Street on southbound US 27 are closed to traf“ c. The entrance to Locke Street on southbound US 27 will be closed to traf“ c once Kersey Street and Prairie Street are opened. South Hart Avenue on eastbound SR 64 is closed to traf“ c. Please follow detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Motorists should expect partial lane closures at the intersection of US 27 and SR 64 from Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9. Please follow ” agger direction and use caution in the construction zone. US 27 at E Interlake Boulevard/CR 621 and US 27 at Dal Hall Boulevard/Tower Street: Construction project: This project is to construct high-emphasis crosswalks and crosswalk landings, install pedestrian signals, and associated drainage improvements. This week, crews will work on paving and lane striping. Drivers should anticipate lane closures; however, lane closures will be prohibited during peak hours from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 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: Maintenance permit project: Watch for southbound lane closures with traf“ c using the center turn lane as crews rebuild overhead power lines, remove old power poles and re-build/set new poles. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the site. Use caution and watch for crews working close to the roadway. US 17 (Lakeview Drive) between Kenilworth Boulevard and S. Pine Street: Maintenance permit project: Beginning the second week of September, 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. SR 70 from US 27 to CR 721: Maintenance project: Crews will perform weed control and tree trimming along the guardrail in this area. Motorists should use caution and expect intermittent lane closures eastbound and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. SR 17 from east of Woodlawn Drive to Pasadena Avenue and on Claudia Avenue: Construction project: Crews will improve drainage along SR 17 and Claudia Avenue. Additional improvements include resurfacing the roadway, installing guardrail and pavement markings, and installing curb and gutter. Lane closures on Claudia Avenue will be during nighttime/ overnight hours and a detour will be in place. Please follow posted detour signs and watch for workers in the construction zone. Estimated project completion is the end of year 2018. The contractor is Watson Civil Construction, Inc. Motorists should expect intermittent single-lane ” agging operations on US 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Wednesday, December 5. Use caution and watch for crews working in the roadway. SR 17 from Sebring Parkway to Delaney Road: Maintenance contract project: Crews will be repairing pavement marking issues in this area. Crews will be closing lanes nightly through the end of September. Watch for ” aggers and construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway.County road work advisories issued The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Aug. 31: Giovanni Burgos, 25, Coral Springs, charged with probation violation. Marjorie Ann Caswell, 48, Lake Placid, on charges of larceny, scheme to defraud, forgery and public servant falsifying of“ cial document. Deborah Dell Fuller, 57, Lake Placid, on charges of traf“ c opium or deliver, two charges of drug possession, two charges of marijuana possession and two charges of drug equipment possession. Amy Lynn Gonzalez, 31, Sebring, on charges of smuggling contraband, drug equipment possession, marijuana possession and cocaine distribution. Nathaniel R. Littles, 19, Sebring, charged with cruelty towards a child. Gustavo Ramos Oliveros, 35, Lake Placid, on charges of drug possession, drug equipment possession and driving while license suspended. Aaron Thomas Watson, 18, Avon Park, charged with burglary. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Sept. 01: Lyndon Walter Louie Delsol, 18, Sebring, on charges of discharging a “ rearm from a vehicle and aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Eddie Ray Locklear, 29, Lake Placid, charged with drug possession. Juan Delacruz Montejo, 35, Lake Placid, on charges of battery and aggravated assault with deadly weapon. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Sept. 02: Sandra Bryant Blancarte, 35, Avon Park, charged with obtaining property in return for worthless check. Jerry James Gray, 20, Sebring, on charges of destroying evidence, drug equipment possession and marijuana possession. Michael Allan Jones, 62, Sebring, on charges of grand theft auto, larceny, two charges of criminal mischief and two charges of burglary. Alexandre Joseph, 70, Avon Park, charged with larceny. Juon Jose Wilson, 36, Sebring, on charges of drug possession and drug equipment possession. The following people were arrested on felony charges and booked into the Highlands County jail on Sept. 03: James Thomas Cox, 34, Sebring, on charges of marijuana possession and drug equipment possession. Joe David Tillman, 25, Lake Placid, charged with probation violation.POLICE BLOTTER

PAGE 3 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 Licensed & InsuredI pay Premium Dollar!! Ask for Coty. 863-381-4772 (18 Years in Business) Looking for all size homes within 20 minutes to racetrack. Looking for privately owned homes to RENT OUT Between March 4th-25th (5 Nights or Whole Time) We Are Partnered With Multiple United States Race Teams and New This Year Multiple European Race Teams (WEC) 187 Homes Already Under Contract and Needing 200 More To Accomodate All The Race Teams, Owners and Drivers! We Only Rent To Race Team Owners, CEO’s, sponsors & drivers,NO RACE FANS • NO SMOKING • NO PETS • NO KIDS SPRING LAKE HOMES AND VILLASadno=3610280-1 v2 By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ County commissioners held the “ rst of two “ nal budget hearings on Thursday night. They didnt make any last minute changes. The millage rate will stay at 8.55 mils with an over budget of $143 million, which includes $8 million in assessments through the countys special districts. Special district assessments will also include the countywide “ re assessment, which now replaces the assessments for individual volunteer “ re departments. David Nitz, manager of the Of“ cer of Management and Budget, presented the budget. The General Fund is now $68.2 million, down from $71 million when the budget process began a couple of months ago. The Capital Financial Strategy, to pay for infrastructure improvements, is in de“ cit for the “ rst year, but then will be balanced for the next 10 years, Nitz said. Within the General Fund, money is divided as follows: € Board of County Commission „ $27.6 million € Law Enforcement „ $3.35 million € Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ ce „ $27.6 million € Clerk of the Court „ 3.99 million € Property Appraiser „ 3.01 million € Tax Collector „ $1.8 million € Supervisor of Elections „ $849,917 Within the boards fund, several obligations reduce how much discretionary funds the county commission actually has. They are: € Mandatory components „ $5.7 million € Outside agencies „ $861,112 € Transfers to other funds „ $1.16 million € Reserve for contingency „ $481,500 That leaves $19.4 million of discretionary funds, down $200,000 from a year ago, Nitz said. Within the parts the county commission could cut, commissioners have already cut $258,000 from funds put back under the Health Care Liability Act. After looking at the 10year average, the average the county has had to pay out of that account has been $100,000. Even though the standard is to save $4 per resident, County Administrator Randy Vosburg has said the county would be OK with approximately $1.50. Nitz said Thursday the county has dropped its HCRA contribution from $400,000 to $150,000 each year. Recreation infrastructure and maintenance spending for each year has been brought back up to $330,000 „ $110,000 for each municipality. Under transfers, the county has adjusted court technology maintenance by using the Clerks fund balance to bring the countys cost down to $1.16 million. Also, Clerk of the Courts Bob Germaine surrendered his reserve for contingency, and Sheriff Paul Blackman had an extra $10,000 in his funds that he could give back to the board. Overall, the General Fund budget is up 2.35 percent, over the countys goal of 1.97 percent, but its better than we were,Ž Nitz said. The county has used $3.59 million in fund balance to cover the loss, which leaves just a little more than $10 million in fund balance. Nitz said, once the county takes the unrequired services out of the $68 million General Fund, it leaves an annual board services budget of $64.64 million. That means a month of expenditures equals $5.39 million, and divided into $10 million, that leaves the county with 1.87 months of expenses in reserve. Thats up from 1.84 months at the last meeting, according to Mitz. Were a little shy of our two-month mark,Ž Mitz said. There were no questions from commissioners or the public. David, well done,Ž Commission Chair Greg Harris said. Commissioners then approved the millage rate and the $135 million budget from tax revenue and the $8 million assessment budget, for a total of $143 million. The “ nal public hearing will be 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the county commission chambers at 600 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring.No changes to county budget ThursdayFinal hearing on Sept. 18 HARRISBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ On Saturday, Sept. 1, a Sebring man ran from a vehicle as shots were being “ red in his direction. Sebring Police Department arrested Lyndon Walter Louie Delsol, 18, of Sebring, on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and discharging a “ rearm from a vehicle within 1,000 feet of the victim. Details differ according to the exact nature of the events that led up to the shooting at 1701 Simpson Avenue. Sebring PD was called to investigate the incident at approximately 4:22 p.m. Delsol went to the Sebring PD to report a robbery, claiming he was a victim, authorities say. However, when of“ cers began their investigation, they found that Delsol was actually a suspect in a shooting. Delsol claimed that a friend was meeting him to purchase a cell phone from him for $200, but the exchange went sour. The friend allegedly exited the vehicle with the money, pulled a black semi-automatic handgun from his pants pocket and “ red three shots at Delsol, the report states. Two witness had a different version of the story. The two witnesses said that they saw a heavyset black male running away from the rear of the vehicle and the drivers right hand reaching over his left shoulder with a gun in his hand while “ ring two to three shots from the vehicle towards the black male subject.Ž Delsol signed a Waiver of Prosecution form and told of“ cers he only wanted his money back. The of“ cers told Delsol to wait in his vehicle. When Delsol opened his drivers side door, of“ cer reported smelling a strong odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle. The smell of cannabis prompted of“ cers to inspect Delsols vehicle. When they looked inside the vehicle, of“ cers reported “ nding an empty nylon holster in the drivers door compartment and a live round of 22 caliber Remington ammunition in the crease of the drivers seat.Ž Delsol told of“ cers that a 22 caliber pistol was in his trunk, authorities say. Of“ cers also found two spent 22 caliber Remington casings in the roadway of Simpson Avenue where Delsols vehicle would have been, the report states. According to the report, the victim, who was shot at by Delsol, told of“ cers that Delsol had agreed to purchase a necklace from him for $100. The victim handed the necklace to Delsol expecting payment. However, when Delsol hesitated to hand him money for the necklace, the victim told of“ cers that he reached the necklace. The victim said that he saw Delsol put his left hand under his back packŽ and heard a metallic sound. Delsol raised the backpack slightly as if he had a gunŽ and the victim ” ed the vehicle in fear for his life, the victim said. While he was running away, the victim reported hearing what sounded like gunshots coming from behind him.Shooting on Simpson Avenue DELSOL


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THIS WEEK ONLY!SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK „ South Florida State College (SFSC) awarded eight students in its Honors Program the Edward K. Roberts Book Scholarship, an award that helps students cover the cost of textbooks. The students include: Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Hernandez, Cambrie Landress, Jami Mercer, Leticia Jauregui, Robert (BobbyŽ) Brown, Peyton Roberts, and Anthony Zepeda. Students awarded the merit-based scholarship receive $250 in the form of a credit they can use toward the purchase of textbooks at SFSCs Campus Store. SFSCs Honors Program offers students cultural enrichment, smaller classes, scholarship opportunities, and special recognition at the Commencement ceremony as well as an honors endorsement on their Associate in Arts degree and transcript. Honors students also take part in a service-learning project in the community. Students receiving the scholarship must enroll in one honors course during the academic term in which they receive the scholarship. Returning students must achieve a 3.3 cumulative college GPA and continue to make satisfactory progress toward the Honors Program Associate in Arts degree. I am very proud of these honors students, whose commitment to excellence has earned them this book scholarship,Ž said Dr. Charlotte Pressler, SFSC Honors Program director and professor of English and philosophy. Dr. Pressler also expressed pride in the students aspirations for the future. In the Honors Program, I have two future pharmacists, three future engineers (mechanical, civil and unmanned aerial systems) and one future attorney.Ž For more information, contact Dr. Pressler at 863-784-7247.SFSC Honors students receive scholarships COURTESY PHOTOFrom left: Dr. Charlotte Pressler with Honors students Nicholas Fischer, Lisandro Hernandez, Cambrie Landress, and Antony Zepeda. Not pictured: Jami Mercer, Leticia Jauregui, Robert (BobbyŽ) Brown, and Peyton Roberts. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK „ Veronica Molina, a Hardee Senior High School graduate and “rst-generation-in-college student at South Florida State College (SFSC), has been awarded a scholarship that will cover up to 60 credit hours of college tuition through the First Generation Scholarship Program. The First Generation Scholarship Program supports the efforts of higher education through scholarship funding for “rst generation students who aspire to attend a Florida college or university. A student is considered “rst generationŽ if neither of the students parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher. This scholarship was made available through a partnership between the SFSC Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Its with extreme excitement that we announce Veronica Molina as the recipient of our First Generation Scholarship,Ž said Jamie Bateman, executive director of institutional advancement at SFSC. This is the “rst time the SFSC Foundation was able to award a full two-year tuition scholarship for a deserving student. We are grateful to our donors who support our college. Its because of them were able to match funds when they are offered by the state and grant students like Veronica the chance to make her dreams come true.Ž Molinas ultimate goal is to become a physical therapist. She plans to attend SFSC to complete prerequisites and, eventually, transfer to Polk State College for the physical therapy program. The child of migrant workers, Molina began working in the “elds after school and on weekends at a young age. Working in labor motivated me to continue my educational goals toward a better life,Ž she said. I choose to follow this career goal because I am a compassionate person, and I enjoy helping others. In fact, becoming a physical therapist will allow me to assist those who are injured and help them recover.Ž For more information about scholarship opportunities at SFSC, call 863-784-7134 or email “naid@south” Foundation awards First Generation Scholarship COURTESY PHOTOVeronica Molina (center) with Jamie Bateman, executive director of institutional advancement at South Florida State College, and Jerry Donna, director of “nancial aid at SFSC.

PAGE 5 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5Bobbie Lee BeanBobbie Lee Bean, 88, of Sebring, Florida died Sept. 3, 2018 at VA Hospital, West Palm Beach, Florida. He was born in Junction City, Kansas and is a veteran of the US Air Force, serving from 1950-1953. He was a photo engraver for 40 years, moving to Sebring from California in 1967 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Bobbie is survived by his wife, Billie Jean Bean; daughter, Connie Bean of Clermont, Florida; sons, Bobbie J. Bean of Sebring and Frank Lee Bean of Ocala, Florida; brother, Charles Bean of Arizona; grandchildren, Bobbie Nicholas Bean, Jesse Steel, Angel Bean, Hunter Bean and Kyle Bean. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Lake Josephine Baptist Church with family receiving friends at 10 a.m. Military honors to follow. E. HeltonIrene E. Helton, nee Morgan, 74, resident of Gilbertsville, Kentucky and Sebring, Florida; beloved wife of the late Robert E.; loving mother of Jill and Nick (Karen) Helton; dear sister of Barbara, Jim, Alicia and Pat and the late Joe and Nancy. The funeral service will be private. In lieu of ”owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532 or the Democratic National Committee, 430 S. Capitol St. Southeast, Washington, DC 20003. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst. Call 630-8320018 or visit By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Unlike the Temptations song, it is not your imagination running away with you. Nor is it a matter of vanity, you are hot, hot, hot. The New York Times aims to prove it with a new website tool that measures climate changes in a given city. The website calculates the amount of days the temperature has been over 90 degrees Farenheit for any given city in the year someone was born until the present day. The results go further and predict the range with a by the time youre 80Ž number of days. More than likely, the model shows the numbers will continue to rise. The site is how-much-hotter-isyour-hometown. For example, input into the search box Sebring, Florida for the hometown and 1980 as the users date of birth, the results would be: € When you were born, the Sebring area could expect about 139 days per year to reach at least 90 degrees.Ž € Today, the Sebring area can expect 150 days at or above 90 degrees per year, on average.Ž € By the time youre 80, there could be 172 of these days very hot days. The likely range is between 162 and 183 days.Ž € Projected increase in annual 90 degree days from 1960 to 2089Ž is possibly two months. Because of the way the the data is compiled, the tool does not work as well in cities that are colder by nature like Michigan. The Paris Agreement, a landmark agreement to combat climate change, commits the signatory countries to reduce emissions that can cause climate change. The goal of the Paris Agreement is to substantially reduce the risks and effects of climate change and to keep the global temperature rise below a certain increase. It also aids the countries that must deal with climate change, according to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The New York Times tool is based off compliance with the Paris Agreement and even admits that most countries are not going to meet those goals. The analysis tells the user the likely amount of days temperatures will be over 90 degrees by year 2089. According to the interactive website, Climate Impact Lab provides the data the anaylsis is based off of. The dateset goes back to 1960. Knowing the increase in hot days can prepare people in advance for things that can be affected by heat such as health and agriculture. The Times also shared that normally hot cities, such as Sebring and Miami, would not be affected as much as other colder cities because they are already prepared for the heat. However, cities that may not have air conditioning in buildings, like some in New England and Canada, may not fare as well when the temperatures soar.Feeling hot, hot, hot … not your imagination MODAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chips ahoy 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Ship, captain crew 5-7 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Dart league 7:30 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ $1.25 drafts all day. Ship, captain crew 4:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Member bingo 2-4 p.m. Charity bingo 6 p.m. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Pizza and pitcher $11. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. TUESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Remember 9/11 9 a.m. sharp. Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chips ahoy 4-6 p.m. Meatloaf dinner 5-7 p.m. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Bingo 1 p.m. Bake sale. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Patriot Day 9/11. Bingo 12:30 p.m. Food. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Patriots Day. Darts 6:30 p.m. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Canasta 9 a.m. Tastee Tuesday hot beef sandwiches. Queen of hearts. Music by Cowboy Jody 6-9 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Taco Tuesday. $2 margaritas. $6 beer pitchers. 4 p.m. ship, captain, crew. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Poker 2 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. WEDNESDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Taco and full menu 5-7 p.m. Ship, capt, crew 6 p.m. Lora Patton 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Legion wings 4-6 p.m. Karaoke with KJ 4-7 p.m. Queen of hearts 6 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ TH 2 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Poker 2 p.m. Ladies drinks BOGO 4 p.m. to closing. Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Lodge closed. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Family dinner pork tenderloin. Bar poker 5 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Queen of hearts 8 p.m. Megasoundz. Pool tournament. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ PCall 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. THURSDAYAmerican Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid „ Poker 1 p.m. Cafe 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chips ahoy 4 p.m. Create a pizza. Darts 6:45 p.m. Call 863-465-0975. American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park „ Happy hour all day. Sammys famous tacos. Euchre 1:30 p.m. Trivia 5:30 p.m. Call 863-453-4553. American Legion post 74 in Sebring „ Call 863-471-1448. AMVETS Post 21 in Sebring „ Line dancing 6-8 p.m. Call 863-385-0234. VFW Post 4300 in Sebring „ Call 863-385-8902. VFW Post 3880 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-699-5444. VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park „ Call 863-452-9853. Elks Lodge 2661 in Lake Placid „ Call 863-465-2661. Elks Lodge 1529 in Sebring „ Lodge closed. Call 863-471-3557. Moose Lodge 2494 in Avon Park „ Jackpot 6 p.m. Wings. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Call 863-452-0579. Moose Lodge 2374 in Lake Placid „ Voodoo Kings. Jackpot 8 p.m. Call 863-465-0131. Moose Lodge 2259 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club „ Call 863-385-2966. Eagles 4240 in Sebring „ Call 863-655-4007. Sebring Hills Association „ Bingo has been postponed until the Fall. Hope to see you there! 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher Romona Washington Executive Editor Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director Rob Kearley Circulation Director Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director 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 … 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 We fear no one is taking Floridas teacher shortage serious enough. With unemployment figures near, or at, 10-year lows across the country, filling teaching positions has become as difficult as finding plumbers, electricians and skilled laborers to fill the urgent need in the states construction industry. And the outlook is anything but rosy. According to the Tampa Bay Times, there were 4,063 teacher vacancies in Floridas schools when the bell rang back in August. That is about 35 percent more than last year when there were 3,000 vacancies and almost double the teachers we needed two years ago when 2,400 were needed. Charlotte County is one of the lucky districts as only eight teachers were still needed as of this week. Positions needing filled included a science teacher at Charlotte High, a K-5 teacher at Kingsway Elementary and two paramedics. Sarasota, a larger district, was in a more dire situation with 35 openings. That district needed 10 elementary teachers, 11 for various grades and subjects in middle schools and 14 high school instructors. Whats going on? Is it all about money? Well, yes and no. Florida, with all its riches, ranks 45th in average teacher pay in the nation. Shameful we think. The Sunshine state beats only Delaware, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia for the value we place on teachers. Floridas average pay, according to the National Education Association, was $47,267. Keep in mind that average includes teachers with masters and doctorates and longevity. The national average is $59,660. Teachers pay in Florida has actually declined by 12.2 percent the past decade. Thats a big problem. We can offer nice weather but who wants to move to Florida to teach for less money and deal with some of the highest housing costs in the nation? But that is not the only problem. Floridas battery of tests … and its use of test results to grade teachers … is anything but attractive. Any teacher will tell you … as our candidates for the Charlotte County School Board did in Primary Election interviews … that Floridas teachers feel they are teaching to the test. Their freedom to use their own special skills or to be inventive in the classroom is limited. Floridas teachers dont get the respect they deserve from the Legislature or the governor. Lawmakers continually push the cost of education to local school districts. Last year, locals school district bore 46.2 percent of the cost of running their schools. The state pitched in 42 percent. It is not surprising that, according to Charlotte County Schools Mike Riley, enrollment in teachers colleges is down 30 percent. We must make teaching more attractive by boosting salaries, eliminating redundant and unnecessary testing and raising the self-esteem of our educators by letting them know they are valued. If we fail this mission, the education system will fail us and that paints a troubling picture of our states future. An editorial from the Charlotte Sun.No shock state has shortage of teachersSept. 11 is a day to commemorate the freedoms and responsibilities that being a citizen of this nation requires. One of the most important responsibilities we share is to vote. Come join fellow citizens at a free, non-partisan Sept. 11 commemoration and forum on Amendments 1, 2, and 5 at the South Florida State College University Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The ceremony will begin with the posting of the colors by the Avon Park Junior ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance and an appropriate reading. The Amendment panel will immediately follow and is structured to present what a yesŽ vote and a noŽ vote will mean for statewide and local community budgets and “ scal planning. Con“ rmed panelists include Joe Pennisi, executive director of the non-partisan Florida Policy Institute, headquartered in Lake Mary; Jack Ritchie from Highlands County Board of Commissioners; and newly elected School Board member Isaac Durrance. After the panel makes presentations, there will be a moderated question and answer session. This non-partisan event is sponsored by the Highlands County Democratic Womens Club as part of their Amendment Forum series. Susie Johnson, club president, will be the event emcee. Days like 9/11 in our nations history try our souls and make us wonder if we can live up to the possibilities of the American dream. That dream was always founded on citizens rights and responsibilities, which aside from voting, includes paying taxes. Historically, the issue has been how to make taxation effective and equitable. Florida prides itself on not having any state income tax and touts that attracts business, though it doesnt seem to greatly increase the low median income. For example, according to federal government statistics, the 2018 median family income is $84,700 in Virginia (which has a progressive state income tax) and $62,500 in Florida. That differential is re” ected in the per capita state budget of $6,116 and $4,408 respectively. Keep in mind that Florida has more than twice the population of Virginia and that Florida has nearly 20 percent aged 65 and over and Virginia has less than 14 percent; retiree income tends to be “ xed. But the low per capita expenditure implies that a state like Florida has less needs than a state like Virginia. That is a fallacy. It just has a highly politicized method of taxation and slicing up the revenue it receives. A higher per capita expenditure means a state government can fund healthier public schools and higher education systems, better safety net programs for young and old, stronger police and highway patrol forces, and a more robust environment and natural resources department. But as we all know, taxes dont fall from the sky. For Florida, and Highlands County, how the government is organized and how taxation is enacted, budgeted, and spent, can either attract or repel potential investors „ be they individuals or companies. Amendments 1, 2, and 5 will directly affect how the state, Highlands County, and our municipalities, can attract a more diverse economy, provide for a good education for our children, maintain effective law enforcement and emergency services, and the other services that we expect and demand from our government.9/11 commemoration and Amendment forum setGUEST COLUMN Polly Parks Without genuine concern, this is all worthless. Colonel B.P. McCoy warned in the opening of his work The Passion of CommandŽ: Without genuine concern, this is all worthless.Ž Decent people can accomplish decent things, yet without sincerity and heartfelt concern, outcomes will remain mediocre and simply decent. In order for real change, positive impact, and lasting results, minds must be genuinely engaged and hearts intently invested. The month of September brings special awareness to childhood cancer, deafness, and suicide. The Champion for Children Foundation is honored to assist and encourage local families facing such medical and emotional needs through sincere and engaged support by you, our community. Lindseys Wish was formed in early 2013 by friends and family of beloved local teen, Lindsey Hammortree. Throughout her own battle, Lindseys wishŽ was to help other children “ ghting cancer. The Champion for Children Foundation is currently blessing “ ve families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and we know there are more in Highlands County. If your family, or a family you know has a child battling cancer, please connect with the Champion for Children Foundation so we may walk the journey together in hope of a better tomorrow. The Vision Quest program began in 1996, providing free vision screenings for young, school-aged children. Now, 22 years later and with the active support of the United Way of Central Florida, the program has expanded to become Vision & Hearing Quest. Along with the overall purpose of assisting with vision and hearing needs of youth of all ages, the Vision & Hearing Quest program continues to prioritize the health and early learning needs of young students. Peer pressure, social media, mass media, and even well-meaning family members bombard young minds and hormone-raging hearts with how they should act, what they should look like, and who they should be. Whether assisting with obtaining counseling services, participating in a club or sport, or having clean clothes and shoes, the Prevention Services & Assistance program is able to support and encourage our teens to go after their own dreams and reach their greatest potential. Thank you for allowing the Champion for Children Foundation to address such real needs of our youth and families. If you desire to give in support of, or serve within, one of our 13 prevention and early intervention programs, please contact our main of“ ce or visit ChampionforChildren. org. In a few weeks, our community will celebrate “ ve child advocates at the 19th Annual Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Awards Gala. These incredible individuals have committed their lives, passions and talents to advocating on behalf of the children in our community. They remain dedicated to, and genuinely concerned with, bettering the future for our youth. These local heroes set exemplary examples for the rest of us regarding how to direct our time and gifts. We must take action, we must be purposeful, and we must remain concerned. Carissa Marine serves as CEO for the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County, a 5013 nonpro“ t organization providing prevention programs and early intervention services to local children and families. Contact the Foundation at 419 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; call 863-382-2905; or on the web at www. ChampionforChildren.orgAddressing the needs of our childrenOUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURECarissa Marine

PAGE 7 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7ran out of money. We will “x that,Ž Bashoor said, estimating the cost at $100,000 give or take.Ž € Highlands Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 33 at 1317 Columbus St. in Lake Placid will get additions to the tune of $25,000-$75,000. € Fire Services administrative of“ces will move out of the Emergency Operations Center to an 8,000-square-foot space on Kenilworth Boulevard, adjacent to an annex/ storage area used by Supervisor of Elections Of“ce. That will free up much needed space at the EOC, Bashoor said. Right now, the EOC is scheduled for a $1.5 million expansion, Bashoor said. Moving Fire Services to another site will save $500,000, he said. It will also give Fire Services some much-needed training space. Year two will see a new station to replace Lake Placid Fire Department Station 36 at 11 W. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Bashoor said crews have expressed concerns that the current location is dif“cult to get in or out, given its proximity to the Interlake Boulevard and Main Avenue intersection, to DeVane Circle and to Lake Placid Elementary, Middle and High schools. Were looking at options for land,Ž Bashoor said. The assessment will also help the county buy some much-needed apparatus, Bashoor said, including a ladder truck, two “rst-out engines and a pumper/tanker truck. Highlands County has already built two new stations in recent years: € Highlands County EMS Department Station, housing Ambulances 4 and 9 along Sebring Parkway near Peach Street to replace an old house on South Eucalyptus Street that was used as a station. € West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department Station 7 at 5306 Sun n Lake Blvd. in Sebring, in front of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, to replace an old house used as a station on Valerie Road. Both were paid for out of the countys capital improvements funds. The “re assessment is designed to pay for “re services, not EMS.STATIONSFROM PAGE 1A Commission Vice Chair Jim Brooks said most of the complaints he received could be tied back to land“ll closures for nearby lightning strikes. However, he also said commissioners need to hear suggestions from the vendor and discuss them at a workshop. Commissioner Don Elwell said hed like to see the county commission stay on thatŽ and make sure Waste Connections returns to them with suggestions. He also said people in the community want to see changes in the system, perhaps doing away with recycling, given the lack of a market for the materials. Elwell also suggested putting a couple of rolloff recycling dumpsters back into public use, for residents who want to continue recycling. Handley said he talked to the hauler about rolloff dumpsters, which might reduce some of the loads for curbside recycling. Elwell said a lot of people enjoy recycling, but also would like to return to twice-a-week garbage pickup. The main reason the county did curbside pickup was to comply with state mandates to have 75 percent of the waste stream recycled by 2020. Were almost there,Ž Elwell said. He said he asked the hauler to consider collecting garbage twice a week and recycling every other week. Commission Chair Greg Harris noted that one of the biggest reasons for late or missed pickups was having to close the land“ll for lightning. He said that delay would still occur whether the hauler collects recycling or not. Elwell pointed out that if garbage were collected twice a week, a missed pickup and/or delay would mean only having garbage in the can in the hot sun for two or three days more, at most, instead of eight or nine days. Commissioner Jack Richie said he thinks some of the routes are too big. The trucks are simple to operate, move fast and require only one worker, Richie said. However, that means not having any reserve workers, and as it happens, few, if any, reserve trucks when they break down. Handley also wanted to hear about whether or not the hauler plans to build the administrative facility at the land“ll that it planned to have, under the contract.GARBAGEFROM PAGE 1A downtown but in town limits. In July, 2015, then-owners, Harbor Community Bank declined the towns bid of $1.3 million for the property and building. € Renovate the current Town Hall. The cost is estimated at $400,000. According to the towns website, there is nearly 4,000 square feet currently and an addition could add another 1,674 square feet. Another concept is to take the building designs from option 2 and build a new building next to the current Town Hall. The property sits on 1.69 acres. The estimate total would be $1.6 million. The renovation of the current Town Hall received several favorable comments in the special meeting. The properties were discussed in a special meeting on Aug. 29. The standing-room only crowd overwhelmingly said noŽ to the church. Many speakers and audience members agreed the church, also called the CenterState property, was a good deal and a nice building but opposed the location. The majority of the audience in the meeting raised their hands to show council that they did not want the Town Hall being moved to the outskirts of town. They stated Town Hall should remain somewhere in the downtown area close to the businesses. The business owners were adamant Town Hall stay in the heart of downtown and did not seem to have a preference over which property was chosen otherwise. The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, Bill Brantley, Hoz Compton and a host of business leaders voiced their concerns over moving the Town Hall to the edge of town. Other items on the agenda are readings for millage, the budget, garbage and text amendments to the Town Code of Ordinances. The Planning Department is slated to talk about a Special Exception NoticeSolar Farm Resolution. Sewer project grants and purchasing a dump truck will be discussed as well. The council allows for citizens to speak for a period of three minutes on a topic. To get onto the agenda call the Town Hall at 863-699-3747.MEETINGFROM PAGE 1A TOWN OF LAKE PLACID IMAGE HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN FILE PHOTOVolunteer “re“ghters work together to put out a house “re in the Lake Josephine area.


A8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 9/11: Never Forget ProjectSEBRING „ Sebring High Schools Young Americans for Freedom is proud to organize the 9/11: Never Forget Project on campus this Tuesday in collaboration with Young Americas Foundation (YAF). Through this initiative „ the largest nationwide campus activism project of its kind „ students at schools across the country annually display 2,977 American flags to remember those who lost their lives more than a decade ago. For more information, call Caleb Cooper, President, Young Americans for Freedom at 863-991-3189 or Virgil Beato, Faculty Sponsor at 863-414-0947.9/11 Commemoration & Amendments ForumSEBRING „ A non-partisan Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony and Amendments Forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 11, at the SFSC University Center, 600 College Drive, Avon Park.. The Avon Park JROTC will post the colors and following a short ceremony, a panel will present on Amendments 1, 2 and 5. Confirmed presenters are Joe Pennisi, executive director of the Florida Policy Institute, Highlands County Commissioner Jack Richie, and newly elected school board member, Isaac Durrance. There will be a moderated question and answer period as well as a short update on amendments. Event sponsored by Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County. For additional information, please contact Susie Johnson, president of DWC of Highlands County at 863-385-0008.First Responders eventLAKE PLACID „ The American Legion Post #25 in Lake Placid will hold a First Responders Event at 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Legion, 1490 US Hwy 27 N. First responders, Sheriff Blackman, Safety Director Marc Bashoor and HCSO Honor Guard will be in attendance. Coffee and donuts provided. For information, call 863-465-0975.Quarters for a CauseSEBRING „ Highlands Quarters for a CauseŽ auction will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Doors open at 6 p.m. Vendors, raffles, food and door prizes. Wear red, white and blue to get free special raffle ticket. Auction for 18 and older. Proceeds benefit Special STARS.9/11 Commemoration and Day of PrayerLAKE PLACID „ A 9/11 commemoration and Day of Prayer will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 117 N. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. Church open for prayer 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Faith Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, Placid Lakes Baptist Church, St. Francis Anglican Episcopal Church and Sonshine Christian Fellowship.LOCAL 9-11 EVENTS By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ People holding off-site tent sales will need to strike the tents and clear the site within 24 hours after the sale ends, not 48. Thats one of the new stipulations in amendments Highlands County commissioners approved to the countys tent sale ordinance at their last regular meeting, in order to deal with complaints and concerns they have had about out-of-county sellers arranging local tent sales. They split the discussion into two parts: Those for off-site automobile dealer tent sales and all other types of sales. Commissioner Don Elwell, as director of marketing and communications for Alan Jay Automotive Network, was obligated by law to abstain not only from the vote of that part of the ordinance, but also any discussion of that section. In jest, he turned his chair around brie” y to stare at the wall. Under the ordinance, companies, groups or people who want to hold a tent sale now have 30 days before the event to submit an application. The previous deadline was 20 days. The application fee is $200. The county has 25 days to issue a permit, and would determine on a case-by-case basis if a nonpro“ t organization needed to pay a fee. Also, a seller cannot have more than two local tent sale events in a year, and those events must be at least three months apart. Automotive tent sales need to post a surety bond equal to 25 percent of the total value of the stock to be offered for sale at the event. For that, they need to provide a list of every car being offered for sale, with the vehicle identi“ cation numbers and the market value for each vehicle. Commissioner Ron Handley asked if the sellers have ever brought a list of their inventory as part of their application before. Zoning Supervisor Linda Conrad said no. Commission Vice Chair Jim Brooks asked what would happen if the dealer were to sell some vehicles not on the list. County Administrator Randy Vosburg that would be a problemŽ for the seller, legally. People have bought vehicles that were ” ooded out,Ž Vosburg said. People have also bought with the understanding that they had a warranty, Vosburg said, only to “ nd out they didnt. Handley asked if county of“ cials would look at the warranty on every vehicle. If they have no warranty,Ž Conrad said, they have to say so at the entrance on every vehicle.Ž The amended ordinance also increases the amount of liability insurance they have to carry. The company, Im sure, wants to protect themselves,Ž Conrad said. County of“ cials also want a copy of the most recent deed „ the current owner „ Conrad said. All signage for the event must comply with local municipal ordinances, the ordinance states, which are often more stringent that the countys. And “ nally, organizers of the sale must have the site back to its pre-sale condition within 24 hours „ one day „ where they once had 48 hours. If a seller does not comply with the rules, they wont get issued a another sale permit for two years, Conrad said. Handley asked Conrad to make sure all previous or potential tent sale organizers get word about the new restrictions, so they dont have to “ nd out about it when they submit an application. She said county of“ cials would send out notices. Commissioners, with Elwell abstaining, approved amendments to the automotive section of the tent sale ordinance, 4-0. With Elwell joining the discussion for other types of tent sales, commissioners also approved the amendments unanimously. Handley asked how the county would police compliance with the ordinance. Conrad said staff would go out personally to inspect the sites. Brooks remarked about the 24-hour deadline being a tight window.Ž Handley said that could be dif“ cult for people selling Christmas trees, meaning theyd have to clean up on Christmas Day. Conrad said permits are for 14 days, so they could adjust the permit period to overlap beyond holidays. 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PAGE 9 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A9By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Among the things Rev. Cleveland Williams and his daughter, Carolyn, noticed about Washington Heights was the weeds. Youve got to clean your own front yard,Ž Carolyn Williams said, after doing 50 vacant and/ or developed lots that had become overgrown. A year ago, she and Rev. Williams started a church called Independent House of SalvationŽ in an old Caribbean-style restaurant at 730 Lemon St. in Sebring. Ceiling fans still sport the bright primary and tropical colors that had been the decor. One of the “rst things they did, they said, was to clean up the yard and the fence, grown up with weeds, bushes and vines. Then they started mowing others yards, whether asked to or not. That way, they hope, other residents will take pride in their community and not put up with drug dealing or violent crime. Rev. Williams calls it a Sermon without a voice.Ž Look at us,Ž he said. Watch our work. Let it speak for us.Ž He wants to encourage people to take care of themselves by cleaning up the community, starting by transforming the weeded lots into clean, cut lots. He said he wants to divert attention from crime and shift the focus of the community away from doing harm to anyone. From there, hed like to see improvement in education, especially job skills training, and moral attitudes. Carolyn Williams said theres an inescapability of tradition:Ž Some people, she said, dont know how to step forward. Rev. Williams referred to the basket of crabsŽ sociology theory. Crabs in a basket or bucket wont get out not because one or two dont try, Rev. Williams said, but because those below them will pull them back. That why crime or even blight ”ourishes, he said. If you stand up for whats right, and declare that, theres a potential for being harmed,Ž Rev. Williams said. He said its not only up to the whole village to train the young, but for the whole village to help everyone move forward. Adults have to modify their behavior, too. Sebring Police Chief Karul Hoglund said the Williams efforts follow the broken windowŽ criminology theory that visible signs of crime and anti-social behavior create an environment that encourages further crime and disorder. Cleaning up the area and preventing vandalism would have the opposite effect. Carolyn Williams suggested that trimming bushes and lawns helps prevent drug dealers from hiding their drugs from police in overgrowth. Hoglund said he hadnt considered that possibility, but said it makes sense criminals would do that. The Williams are also trying to encourage people to come to church, or to involve churches in cleanup efforts, but its slow going. A lot of churches (here) have maybe 10-15 members,Ž Carolyn Williams said. Meanwhile, she putters around on a 2007 Sears Craftsman yard tractor mower they found in an overgrown lot, not running and given away by the owner. Carolyn Williams has been out on the tractor most days, and has mowed many lots three times, given recent rains. No one stopped to say, Hey, Girl! Can I help you?Ž Carolyn Williams said. She hasnt gotten gasoline money, though one person gave her a bag of Gatorade. Some, she said, were upset at having their lawns mowed, thinking theyd get a bill. When they “nd out its from the heart, to beautify the community, then theyre happy,Ž Rev. Williams said. Some of those properties belong to churches or pastors, his daughter said, although neither she nor Rev. Williams would say which. Some of the lots theyve cut, they said, are owned by the city. They hope to meet with city of“cials about that. In the meantime, shell keep mowing. Our sermons can be seen on the Craftsman riding lawn mower,Ž Rev. Williams said.Father, daughter conduct mowing ministryHope people see the sermon PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFCarolyn Williams shows a photograph made when she and others worked on clearing overgrowth in a lot near her father, Rev. Cleveland Williams church, Independent House of Salvation. Picnic tables, just behind her printed photo, were added after they cleared the lot, she said, by a church that owns the property. The Rev. Cleveland Williams moves a cut but not buried pipe with his foot in a vacant lot in Washington Heights. He would like to see such abandoned infrastructure removed for safety reasons. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 STORE OPENS 8AMGRAND Come celebrate our South Sebring FREE Winn-Dixie mystery gift card* (worth at least $5). Thursday only! *Each mystery gift card is valued at a minimum of $5, with one card at a maximum of $500. The value of each card is unknown at the time of distribution. See store for details. Redeem at 3250 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Limited to one per customer. Cannot be reproduced. adno=3610141-1


A10 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING „ Booksa-Million hosted a book drive for all the schools in Highlands County and collected over 400 books to help students dive into reading. The book drive was held over the summer, and employees from BAM placed books that would appeal to students onto a rack near the cash registers. When customers would bring their purchases to the front, employees would say, These are the books schools want. Would you like to make a donation?Ž People would also pick books off the shelf [for the book drive] and pay,Ž James Matheisen, general manager of BAM, said. Stacy Osorio, co-manager of BAM, said, Customers say they want to support reading. They want to get kids reading as soon as possible.Ž We hold a book drive every summer,Ž Matheisen said. We wanted to get books that would appeal to students from kindergarten to 12th grade, and we wanted to get books that would interest boys and girls,Ž Osorio said. Dan Fantin, media specialist for Highlands County School District, said, Every year Books-AMillion has hosted a book drive to provide quality books to the students in our community. In the past, a single school was the recipient of the book drive. This year Books-AMillion wanted the books distributed across the school district,Ž Fantin said. The dedicated staff at Books-A-Million was able to collect a very impressive number of books. Our schools always face “nancial challenges and books of this high quality are greatly appreciated.Ž The books that were collected ranged from classics, such as The Berenstein Bears and Encyclopedia Brown, to popular authors, such as J. K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, and Rick Riordan, who wrote the Percy Jackson series. I “nd it uplifting when members of our community, like Books-A-Million, support our educational system,Ž Fantin said. Schools bene“t a great deal when they receive help from members in the community. It is clear that the staff at Books-A-Million is dedicated to providing a good selection of reading materials to the students of Highlands County,Ž he said. Once again the staff at Books-A-Million has come through for our schools. On behalf of the schools in the Highlands County School District, let me once again express my heart-felt appreciation for this wonderful donation of books from Books-A-Million.ŽBAM hosts a book drive for local schools MELISSA MAIN/STAFFFrom left, Shelby Waters, book sales, James Matheisen, general manager and Stacy Osorio, co-manager, display books that their customers purchased during the book drive. From left, James Matheisen, Stacy Osorio and Shelby Waters stand near the boxes of books that will be donated to Highlands County schools. Florida authorities investigate threat painted on garageNEWBERRY (AP) „ Authorities in a North Florida county are investigating a threat and slur used against transgender people that was spray painted on a home garage. The Gainesville Sun reports Alachua County deputies discovered the vandalized garage while patrolling a neighborhood in the town of Newberry early Friday morning. Newberry is located west of Gainesville. The slur was spray-painted in large, black letters and threatened the residents to move or die.Ž Liz Abel told the newspaper that she was startled when she and her partner, Alecia Abel, who started identifying as female just three months ago, were awoken by deputies. Liz Abel also said that someone had left a sticky note on the garage door the previous day that also said move or die.Ž Newberrys mayor called the couple and personally apologized for the actions of whoever vandalized the door.Doctor gets 6 years for selling painkiller prescriptionsFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) „ A Florida doctor has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for illegally selling prescriptions for painkillers. Court records show that Dr. Andres Mencia was sentenced Friday after being convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Instigators say the 64-year-old Mencia and employees at his Oakland Park office performed sham consultations with cash-paying patients from 2014 to 2017. Mencia would improperly issue prescriptions for opioids and narcotics, such as Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet. Mencias officer workers „ 41-year-old Oscar Luis VenturaRodriguez, 51-year-old Nadira Sampath-Grant and 50-year-old John Mensah „ previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by unlawfully distributing controlled substances. Ventura-Rodriguez received two years, Sampath-Grant received a year and a half, and Mensah was sentenced to time-served.UCF receives largest alumni donation everORLANDO (AP) „ A South Florida couple has made the largest alumni donation pledge in the history of the University of Central Florida. The Orlando-based university said Friday that Vince and Joyce Virga of Fort Lauderdale had pledged a $10.25 million donation to the school. The donation will be used to create the Virga College of Business Fund, which will support a program dedicated to future sales leaders. The Virgas are in the field of information technology. They credit the university with leading them to professional success. 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LOCAL SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BSunday, September 9, 2018 By RUTH ANNE LAWSONSTAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID … After a hard-fought battle the Lake Placid Green Dragons came up short against the Fort Meade Miners Friday night at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. Fort Meade escaped with a 17-16 victory over Lake Placid after the Miners defense stopped the Green Dragons last drive to seal the victory. The win improved Fort Meade to 1-2, while the loss dropped Lake Placid to 1-2. Our guys worked their butts off,Ž said Lake Placid Coach Andy Judah. They played really hard. We had some stuff going and we had a few big plays. We do have to do a better job being disciplined so we dont get silly penalties.Ž Lake Placid struck “rst in the second quarter when quarterback Quwesmael Sholtz handed off to Javarie White who ran the ball 30 yards for a touchdown. The Dragons went for a two-point conversion and handed the ball off to White once again who ran it in increasing Lake Placids lead to 8-0 with 9:48 left in the half. Fort Meade tied the game in the third quarter. Lake Placid attempted to punt but fumbled the ball and the Miners took over at the Dragon 3-yard line. Kamron Simmons found a seam and bulled his way into the end zone. Fort Meade went for the two-point conversion and quarterback Dearrick Howard ran the ball in to tie the score at 8-8 with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Our offense is still Miners hold off Green DragonsFort Meade escapes with win over Lake Placid RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFLake Placids quarterback Quwesmael Sholtz has his feet knocked out from under him in Friday nights loss to Fort Meade. DRAGONS | 3BBy MARK PINSONSPORTS EDITORSEBRING „ The Sebring football team earned its “rst win of the season in impressive fashion with a dominating 60-8 drubbing of Bartow on Friday night at Firemens Memorial Field. After having its season-opener postponed because of lightning and then losing in double-overtime to Hardee last week, the Blue Streaks took out their frustrations on the Yellow Jackets. Its good to get that “rst win of the season,Ž said Sebring head coach LaVaar Scott. Winning never gets old. We came out strong and then we kind of “zzled. We started fast and then lost our focus. We have to be able to sustain that kind of effort for four quarters if we want to achieve our goals this season.Ž Sebring took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards in six plays with junior Kasey Hawthorne breaking loose for a 50yard touchdown. Sebring faked the extra point kick and threw a pass for the 2-point conversion to take a quick 8-0 lead. Bartow went backward on its next possession which ended with a sack and a fumble that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. The point after gave the Blue Streaks a 15-0 lead midway through the “rst period. The Yellow Jackets failed to pick up a “rst down and was forced to punt. Sebring went back to Blue Streaks blast Yellow JacketsSebring cruises past Bartow for first win BY MARK PINSON/SPORTS EDITORThe Sebring defense sacks Bartow quarterback Lin Johnson during Friday nights game. The Blue Streaks drilled the Yellow Jackets by a score of 60-8.STREAKS | 4B The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for second full week of September gives anglers the second half of the new moon week and a typical rainy season weather forecast. All “shing factors considered, wind will be the only negative this week, as in not enough wind. Otherwise all other factors work to the anglers favor. With the new moon occurring today and the perigee the day before, “sh feeding migrations will be very strong in intensity, duration and numbers of active feeders. And all three solar period will be productive today through Tuesday, with the best period of the three occurring in the late morning hours as the moon arrives overhead along with solar noon at 1:22 p.m. The weather forecast predicts a mild westerly wind today with speeds reaching seven miles per hour by 2 p.m. but Monday and Tuesdays speeds will be “ve to six miles per hour. Wednesday a seven mph north wind occurs followed by a four to “ve mph speeds for Thursday through the weekend. The key to “shing success is to be on the water when the wind is picking-up and atmospheric pressure is increasing, this is when “sh will need to adjust the most during the day. Also the suns energy level today through Tuesday will be much higher than norm, causing the formation of large concentrations of active feeders in all species. The depth where most lakes produce the best dissolved oxygen zone this month is between eight to eighteen feet. Find the grassbeds and tree-piles near the lake bottom contour changes (no matter how minimal the depth change, 1 to 2 foot changes are enough to hold “sh) and youll discover where the action is. Finding the areas of the lake which produces the greatest dissolved oxygen rates is the secret to “nding success. Downwind from the healthiest vegetation areas are good places to start. If you have not already started using red colored baits then you should start. Browns, orange and red shad colors are all producing great contrast no matter what type of water clarity there is. Red shad with gold and or Excellent fishing next few daysHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass FISHING | 4B By RUTH ANNE LAWSONSTAFF WRITERSEBRING … The final qualifier round for the Heartland Golf Championship took place at the pristine Sun n Lake Country Club Saturday morning. The tournament was sponsored by Huston Chevrolet. There were a total of five golfers and they all qualified for the Heartland Golf Championship. This is the first year for this event to be at Sun n Lake,Ž said Sun N Lake Golf Professional Tom Grammas. We have had a lot of excitement and hype for this event and people are excited to play. We are glad to have it. The course is in great shape and I think it showed today with the scores. Everyone played well and had a good time.Ž All players that qualified over the last two months are welcome to participate in the Heartland Golf Championship that will take place Saturday at River Greens Golf Course in Avon Park. The championship will be sponsored by Florida Hospital. The winners of the mens and womens division will win a fivenight Western Caribbean cruise for two, that is provided by Cruise & Tour Supermarket. Todays event went wonderful,Ž said Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smolarick. We were excited the weather held off. We had great people, a great golf course, but there were very slick greens. We enjoyed it and it looked like the people that played enjoyed it as well.Ž The Heartland Qualifier is based on a point system. The individual net, after handicap, proam points are 1-point for bogey, 2-points for par, 3-points for birdie, and Heartland qualifier goes well Five golfers move on after final qualifier RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFThe Sponsors from Huston Chevrolet pose with the quali“ers before the start of the Heartland Golf Championship “nal qualifying round at Sun N Lake Country Club on Saturday morning. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFKay Maher drives her way into “rst place in Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship Quali“er at Sun N Lake Country Club.GOLF | 6B


B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTWAUCHULA … Six second-quarter turnovers and miscues led to the downfall of the Avon Park Red Devils to the Hardee Wildcats and directly contributed to 31 second-quarter points as Avon Park lost its “rst game of the season by a score of 39-0 at Wildcat Stadium. I told these guys that I am going to tell you a lie and then I am going to tell you the truth,Ž said Avon Park Head Coach Jerry Hudnell, The “rst lie is that football builds character, it does not build it, it reveals it. That is the truth and tonight I saw some character revealed I did not like.Ž Avon Park came out throwing as Tyrek Dunlop connected with Javarious Smith on the second play from scrimmage for a 35-yard gain. Two plays later, the snap went through Dunlops hands for a loss of 18 yards, effectively ending their “rst drive. After the punt, Hardee started their “rst drive on the Red Devils 38. Wildcat quarterback James Pearson completed “ve screen passes, but it would still take a fourth-and-goal at the one before they cracked the Red Devil defense on a one-yard run by Ariel Whiters to give Hardee an 8-0 lead after the twopoint conversion. Avon Park started its second possession on its 13 and put together a nine-play drive. Dunlop connected on 3 of four passes for 29 yards before three consecutive incompletes, two of which were dropped, ended the drive on their own 42. After forcing Hardee to punt and getting the ball to start the second quarter, Avon Park committed four turnovers in the span of eight offensive plays. The “rst being an interception by Hardee that led to a “eld goal that gave the Wildcats an 11-0 lead. Two lost fumbles led to a 34-yard touchdown pass from Pearson to Quintin Lindsey and a missed 45-yard “eld goal attempt that now had Hardee holding an 18-0 lead. Another interception led to a touchdown as Hardees lead expanded to 25-0. Hardee then blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards to another touchdown to make the score 32-0. Avon Park, trying to put together something before the half ended, threw another interception that was returned 55 yards as time expired to make the score 39-0 at the half. A scoreless second half and a running clock ended the game with Hardee winning 39-0. It is what it is, we were ”at again,Ž said Hudnell. You could see it on the bus, you could see it all week at practice. You come out ”at against Hardee and you are going to get stung. They are a good football team, are they a 39-0 team, no, but we need to do something to come up with some offense.Ž Avon Park held Hardee to 130 rushing yards on 28 attempts. Pearson completed 8 of 14 passes, six being screen passes for 107 yards and one touchdown. Avon Park managed 13 yards on the ground on 17 attempts with David Martin gaining 15 on two carries. Dunlop completed 8 of 24 passes with several passes being dropped and three interceptions for 112 yards. Earl Collins led the Red Devils with 4 receptions for 64 yards. Avon Park will be on the road again this Friday to play the Lake Highland Prep Highlanders in Orlando. The Highlander are 1-1 on the season.Wildcats whip Red DevilsHardee beats Avon Park to stay unbeaten BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTThe Avon Park defense, led by Jalen Turner (44), swarm Hardees quarterback James Pearson early in Friday nights game at Wildc at Stadium. BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Parks Earl Collins (12) led the Red Devils with 4 catches for 64 yards against Hardee on Friday night. BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Parks Jalen Turner (44) puts the belly to back slam on Hardees Jean St Louis in Friday nights game. BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon Parks Jalen Turner (44) tracks down Hardees Ellis Hodges (7) for minimum gain in Friday nights contest. 25 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater “ ltration system € Gallon Door BinsCLOSE OUT SALEModel# ASI2575FRW White Model# ASI2575FRB Black 863-655-4995STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 € SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99 adno=3608543-1

PAGE 13 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3 evolving,Ž Judah said. We just had a whole bunch of penalties tonight. Silly penalties took away several big plays. It happened four or “ve times tonight. We have been pretty good with holding but today we had an issue with holding.Ž In the fourth quarter the Miners claimed the lead as Adam Reyes came on to boot a “eld goal to put Fort Meade on top by a score of 11-8 with 8:27 left in the game. Quwesmael Sholtz had some good moments at quarterback,Ž added Judah. I think it will evolve. I think he competed well. We will work to get him in position to be more successful. We did some different things that would have worked but the penalties killed us.Ž The Dragons were on their own 9-yard line when Sholtz passed to White and the ball was intercepted by Fort Meades Dalton Ebi. White immediately tackled Ebi who ”ipped the ball to JaVari Smith who ran it in for a touchdown stretching the Miners lead to 17-8. Lake Placid blocked the extra point with 7:43 left in the game. The Dragons rallied when Kamari Brown returns the kickoff 70 yards to the Miners 26yard line. Lake Placids White capped the drive with an 8-yard scoring run. The Dragons went for a two-point conversion and Sholtz passed to Cade Simmons to bring the Green Dragons within 17-16. Fort Meade was able to stop Lake Placid from scoring to seal the win. The Green Dragons are back on the gridiron on Friday night with a road game at Frostproof. We are going to get ready for Frostproof,Ž Judah said. We are going to look at their strengths and weaknesses and try to exploit their weaknesses. It will be the same preparation as always. We are going to put matchups together to favor us and of course they will do the same.ŽDRAGONSFROM PAGE 1B RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFLake Placids Katwan Ward lunges for a fumble in Friday nights loss to Fort Meade. Lake Placid quarterback Quweshmael Sholtz sti-arms Fort Meades Kamron Simmons in Friday nights game. Lake Placids Sway Hawthorne (55) sacks Fort Meade quarterback Dearrick Howard in Friday nights game at Roger Scarborough Memorial Field. Javarie White crosses into the end zone for a Lake Placid touchdown in Friday nights game against Fort Meade. You can help aleviate hunger right in your comunity. Just donate to Fod for Sharing at checkout September 6…22, 2018, to help those in ned. TM adno=3610330-1


B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 work as EJ Lockett and DJ Williams gouged the Bartow defense with big runs. Lockett capped the drive with a 7-yard scoring scamper. The point after made it 22-0 with 48.1 seconds left in the quarter. The Blue Streaks tacked on a 37-yard “eld goal by C.D. Lamadine to go up 25-0 early in the second period. Bartow put together its best drive of the night late in the second period and had a “rst-and-goal at the Sebring 7. But a holding penalty moved the Yellow Jackets back 10 yards and Sebrings Jabari Knighten intercepted a pass to end the threat and the half. Sebring kicked off to start the second half but Bartow failed to cover the ball and the Blue Streaks gained control at the Yellow Jackets 14. Sebring scored two plays later to increase its lead to 32-0. Bartow “nally got on the scoreboard when wide receiver Antwan Wheatley caught a slant pass and raced 92 yards for a touchdown. The 2-point run was good to make it 32-8 with 8:01 left in the third period. Sebring continued to pour it on as DJ Williams connected with Jaray Harrison on a 13-yard scoring pass. The point after gave the Blue streaks a commanding 39-8 lead midway through the third period. Bartow was stopped on offense and a poor punt gave Sebring the ball on the Yellow Jackets 12-yard line. The Blue Streaks took two plays to score to go up by a score of 46-8 at the end of the third period. A running clock was used for the “nal quarter and Sebring managed to score two more touchdowns with a lot of young players on the “eld. We started fast again in the second half and that was good to see,Ž said Scott. The offensive line blocked well and our backs ran hard. The defense was solid and only allowed that one big play. This was a good win, but weve got to get ready for a tough week ahead.Ž Sebring plays at Lehigh (Fort Myers) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a game that was postponed by the weather. The Blue Streaks host Lake Region in a Class 6A-District 10 game at Firemens Field on Friday night. We have a quick turnaround before Tuesdays game against Lehigh,Ž Scott said. We wont be able practice much and then we have our “rst district game against Lake Region on Friday. Its going to be physically demanding but we just need to play our brand of football and we should be “ne.ŽSTREAKSFROM PAGE 1B Sebrings Norris Taylor sprints down the sideline during Fridays win over Bartow. BY MARK PINSON/SPORTS EDITORSebring junior Kasey Hawthorne scored on this 50-yard run during Friday nights 60-8 win over Bartow at Firemens Field. Sebring wide receiver Norris Taylor tries to run away from a pair of Bartow defenders during Friday nights accent colors are highly visible in the fall solar light spectrum. Remember, the standard rule of thumb is, the darker the water the darker the bait color and the lighter the water the lighter the bait color selection should be. Andƒs not how visible the bait looks from your perspective looking down into the water column, but instead its how visible the bait looks fromƒ..your perspective if you had diving gear on observing the bait from 12 feet down looking up. Best Fishing Days: Today through Tuesday will be the best days of this week. The new moon will cause “sh to feed heavy during the midday hours and again during the high oxygen period of the day which is during the 5-8 p.m. hours. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is overhead at 1:28 p.m. and solar noon at 1:22 p.m. and will cause a feed intensity rating of 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily this period moves later into the day by 50 minutes. Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonset occurs at 7:55 p.m. after the sunset at 7:37 p.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 6-7 from 6-9 p.m. Daily this period moves later into the day by 40 minutes. The morning period will suffer due to the low dissolved oxygen rates in all our lakes this month. Not until water temperatures decline into the lower eighty-degree range for a daily high mark, will this period start producing feeding “sh. Low oxygen rates causes “sh to have slow digestion or none at all depending on how much lower than 5 parts per million the lake declines. Prime Monthly Periods: September 7-11 strong new moon, 23-27 weak full moon, October 6-11 new moon, 21-26 full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide-Trips: A 4-6 hour summer charter for $225.00 for one or two anglers, all gear, arti“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass “shing charter package options available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass “shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Lightning is a very serious threat during the Florida rainy season. The standard rule: Be no more than 3-4 minutes away from a vehicle or permanent structure. So the time your boat is able to travel from your “shing-hole to one of the two safe-place options, should be less than 4 minutes. If you get caught on the lake with no time to get to safety, keep motors in the water and lay down as low as possible andƒ.. persuade yourself not be this irresponsible with yourself ever again. News: The lake level is at 38.53 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level in the seasonal management schedule. The minimum level currently is 38.25. Today, three of four S68 spillway gates are open 18 inches and ”owing a combined 1265 cubic feet per second to maintain on schedule. This seasonal rain-buffer schedule is necessary because the lake “lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Visit website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. Youll “nd water level and ”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of Engineers graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online at, or HighlandsBassAngler. com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines by consulting a lake contour map. There are forty-“ve Highlands County lake maps published online at Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading. Youll discover that the majority of the lakes public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline “shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass “shing guide-trip options, “shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and “shing philosophy. Personalized custom “shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass “shing guide and teacher on twenty-“ve lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHINGFROM PAGE 1B adno=3610275-1 VOTER REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING! REGISTER TO VOTE NOW!Per Florida Statute, the Voter Registration Books in Highlands County will close on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 for the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. If you are registering for the rst time in Florida and Highlands County is now your legal residence, you must register by October 9. If you are already a quali ed registered voter in the State of Florida and you have moved to Highlands County from another county in Florida, you do not have to re-register, however, it is important to change your address with the Supervisor of Elections O ce. (Reminder: you must vote in the precinct in which you live.)VOTE BY MAILIf you wish to Vote By Mail, you may request a ballot by visiting the Highlands County Elections O ce website, or by calling our o ce, (863) 402-6655. Vote By Mail Ballots do not forward, if you need the ballot to be sent to an address that we currently do not have on le, you will need to submit a signed request with the address where the ballot will be mailed to the Elections O ce. e signed request can be submitted by mail, fax or scanned email. Vote By Mail Ballots are sent to our military and overseas voters approximately 45 days prior to Election Day and domestic ballots are mailed approximately 35 days prior to Election Day.SIGNATURE UPDATESIf your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you will need to provide a signature update to the Elections O ce. Signatures on petitions and Vote By Mail Ballots are always checked against the current voter registration signature on le, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is current. If you think that your signature may need to be updated, simply call our o ce and we will be glad to assist you.CONTACT INFORMATIONHighlands County Supervisor of Elections: 580 S. Commerce Ave., Suite A201, Sebring, Florida 33870 (863) 402-6655 O ce (863) 402-6657 Fax Voter registration is also available online at Completed voter registration applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Supervisor of Elections O ce by Tuesday, October 09, 2018. Penny Ogg Highlands County Supervisor of Elections

PAGE 15 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5By BRANDON C. WILLIAMSROTO EXPERTSWelcome to the Week 1 edition of Start or Sit. While all teams start out 0-0, the decisions you make on your “rst weekly lineup will make the difference on whether your season starts with a win come Tuesday morning. START: Alex Collins, RB, Ravens: A potential breakout performer, Collins faces a Bills run defense that allowed 4.49 yards per carry to opposing backs last season. He also proved to be more effective at home, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scoring four of his six touchdowns at M&T Bank Stadium, making him a good second running back (RB2) despite having his touches curbed by Javorius Allen, who will serve as Baltimores running back in passing situations. SIT: John Conner, RB, Steelers: Waiver wires went hot upon news that LeVeon Bell would not get the start at the Browns, giving the nod to Conner, who rushed for 144 yards on 32 carries in his rookie season. Clevelands run defense ranked among the leagues best last year, “nishing seventh in yards allowed and second only to the Broncos in yards per carry allowed (3.4). Conner looks like fools gold and is more of a ”ex option than an RB2. START: Trey Burton, TE, Bears: Do believe the hype with Burton, who is a solid TE1 that will see more than double the 29 percent of snaps he had with the Eagles last season. Burton also caught nearly 78 percent of passes targeted to him and will thrive with new coach Matt Nagy, who helped turn Travis Kelce into a Pro Bowler when he guided the Chiefs offense. An afternoon of double-digit targets awaits Burton, who faces a Packers defense that allowed 30 touchdown passes last season. SIT: Josh Gordon, WR, Browns: Dont expect much from Gordon, who will be lucky to see more than 15-20 snaps against the Steelers as he gets into game shape. Temptation lies strong with him, as Gordon did average 18.6 yards per catch in limited action last season. Hell need the reps to become a more reliable receiver considering he caught just 41.8 percent of passes targeted to him. At best, Gordon is a ”ex in deeper, non-PPR leagues. START: Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: The Texans were 30th in average yards allowed per catch and gave up 30 touchdown passes, a perfect scenario for Hogan, who will be fed extensively by Tom Brady. Hogan averaged nearly 17 yards per catch in the postseason and scored a combined seven touchdowns on his 43 receptions during the regular season and playoffs. With the Houston defense focused on slowing down tight end Rob Gronkowski, look for Hogan, a high-end WR2, to put up WR1-caliber numbers. SIT: Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers: Only seven quarterbacks put up better fantasy numbers than Garoppolo over the last “ve games of the regular season. Garoppolo averaged 308.4 yards per game in that span but will be hard-pressed to reach that total against an aggressive Vikings defense that gave up a league-low 13 touchdown passes while “nishing second to the Jaguars in passing yards allowed per game (192). There are better options available. START: Andrew Luck, QB, Colts: Its easy to forget that Luck ranked among the four best quarterbacks in fantasy football three times in the previous four years prior to last season. The Bengals were eighth in passing yards allowed but Luck wont need much time to get readjusted to “ring the ball to receiver T.Y. Hilton along with bene“ting from an improved running game and offensive line. Hes worth the start and will remind fantasy owners why he threw 86 touchdowns in his previous three seasons. SIT: Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks: After holding off rookie Rashaad Penny for the starting job, Carson projects to be a sleeper play. Guess again. The Broncos can still stop the run, “nishing “fth in yards allowed while leading the league with a stingy 3.3 yards allowed per carry. Carson will get his share of touches, but the thought of playing him on the road against an elite run D should be more than enough for his owners to “ll their ”ex positions with a better option. START: Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants: There will be some trepidation in playing Barkley against a Jaguars defense that gave up just seven touchdowns to opposing running backs last season. Barkley belongs in the lineup on Sunday because his pass-catching skills will counter any resistance he may get from running the ball, especially if New York “nds itself in catch-up mode. Its not a stretch to envision Barkley getting at least 8-10 targets, and his open “eld skills could lead to a big play or two. SIT: Randall Cobb, WR, Packers: Since catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014, Cobbs numbers have been in freefall, plummeting to 66-6534 to go along with a career-low 9.9 yards per catch last season. The return of Aaron Rodgers could perk up his numbers, but Cobb faces a Bears defense that was seventh in passing yards allowed while giving up a modest total of 18 touchdown passes last season. At this point, Cobb is a fringe ”ex option thats best off riding fantasy pine. START: Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers: Gates decided to pause his countdown to Canton to return to the Chargers as a replacement for the injured Hunter Henry. Gates will be a red zone monster against the Chiefs and will get between 7-9 targets. At the very least, his presence will open things up for receivers Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin and Mike Williams. SIT: Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers: Secondyear tight end O.J. Howard continues to press for playing time, which will hurt Brates chances of being productive against the Saints. Brate can be productive, as his 12.3 yards per catch average in 2017 indicates, but Tampa Bay didnt use a “rst-round pick on the freakishly gifted Howard to be a glori“ed run blocker.Start or sit in fantasy footballMake the right decisions to win week 1 AP PHOTO/MICHAEL CONROY, FILEIn this Aug. 25, 2018, “le photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs during the “rst half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers. Luck looks and sounds like the con“dent leader his teammates expect. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18 9/22/18adno=3610226-1


B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 4-points for eagle. The mens scores were extremely close and Keith Albritton claimed first place with an impressive total of 39 points. Mike Mesenbourg finished on the heals of Albritton with 38 points giving Mesenbourg second place. Russ Rudd came in third with 30 points. I am surprised and happy that I won,Ž said Keith Albritton. I did well. I am looking forward to next week. I am going to practice my putting and sand trap shots to get ready for the championship. The course was wonderful and the greens and fairways you couldnt ask for better. The roughs were a little thick but other than that the course was great. This is a great event and I think it is a great opportunity for amateurs to come out and have an event to participate in.Ž The ladies side was won by Kay Maher with an impressive score of 38 points. Judy Granger claimed second place with 28 points. This was a lot of fun,Ž said Kay Maher. I had really great people to play with which makes it even better. The course is in really great shape and I think this is a neat community event. I am hoping this continues year after year and more people get involved. It is nice to meet people from other clubs. I think Judy Granger and I might go do a practice round at River Greens to get ready for next week. Deer Run is tough. We had some good holes and bad holes but I think we did pretty darn good. Next week one of us is going to win a cruise.Ž Next week we will have 90 or more golfers coming out,Ž Smolarick said. They will be playing really hard and fair. Everyone will be hustling to win the cruise. The countys best golfers will be participating and they all know each other really well so there will be a lot of camaraderie. We are looking forward to a great time. We need a lot of people to come out and watch. We want to make it a great family day.Ž The Heartland Golf Championship is set for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at River Green Golf Course in Avon Park. The event will host 90 plus golfers and everyone is welcome to watch.GOLFFROM PAGE 1B Judy Granger putting in Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship Quali“er at Sun N Lake Country Club. Judy Granger blasts out of the bunker in Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship Quali“er at Sun N Lake Country Club. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFFrom Left: Sun N Lake Golf Pro Tom Grammas, Judy Granger, Russ Rudd, “rst-place winner Kay Maher, “rst-place winner Keith Mesenbourg and Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smolarick. Russ Rudd chips during Saturdays Heartland Golf Championship qualifying round at Sun N Lake Country Club. adno=3608192 adno=3608556-1 863-699-5455 863-382-8488 100% customer satisfaction is our mission! € Installation € Maintenance € Repair € Air Quality € Duct Work € Duct Cleaning € Dryer Vent Cleaning Financing Availableadno=3 608545-1

PAGE 17 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNWith nine points separating “rst from third in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) standings and two races to go, teams are pulling out all the stops in their “nal push for the championship. No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT co-drivers Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand … who come into the weekend third in the standings … had the upper hand on Friday at WeatherTech Raceway. Mueller posted the fastest lap of the day in the second and “nal session at one minute, 23.265 seconds (96.760 mph). First of all, to be here at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, its always something special,Ž Mueller said. Its a really challenging place. Its a lot of fun, but secondly, you have so many different corners, which recommends a trick setup on the car. Im really happy to have all the smart brains behind us. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, our engineers, theyre doing a really great job. Being on top of the charts at the end of Day 1 is “ne, but we know its a long way to go. Its de“nitely a good step.Ž Ryan Briscoe was second quickest in the No. 67 Ford GT was second at 1:23.427 (96.572 mph). Briscoe and co-driver Richard Westbrook come into the weekend second in the GTLM standings, four points behind the lead. GTLM points leaders and defending champions Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia were third Friday n the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. Magnussen posted a best lap of 1:23.605 (96.367 mph). Park Places Lindsey, Bergmeister Hoping Final Drive of 2018 Brings Good Result at Home Track While the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca marks the penultimate round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, itll be the “nal drive of the year for co-drivers Patrick Lindsey and Joerg Bergmeister. Piloting the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, the pair has contested four previous races this season and the car will be on the grid at the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 10 … 12, albeit with different drivers as Lindsey and Bergmeister are tapped for the con”icting 6 Hours of Fuji in the World Endurance Championship. For Lindsey, however, theres no place like WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to “nish off the season for the team based in Santa Barbara, California, which is just under four hours from the 2.238-mile road course in Monterey. Monterey is the closest geographically for where our team is racing this year,Ž said Lindsey. Laguna in the past has been a tricky track for everybody. Weve had strong results here especially when we moved from May to September races and I feel like our team generally grooves and closes the season a little stronger. The guys are amped up. They havent skipped a beat even though we havent been full season participants. Theyve been really on it at Watkins Glen, Road America and of course the start of this race week. The guys have been really strong. Even though we havent been here the whole year, its nice to unload and be competitive no matter where we are.Ž And the team has been competitive, despite what the results may show. While the No. 73 Porsche recorded top-10 “nishes at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March and the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen in July, it hasnt been a season without challenges. The car was involved in a qualifying incident at Watkins Glen that required signi“cant damage repair before the race and in August at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, was closing in on the lead before being involved in a race-ending incident. To be able to close one out from the standpoint of getting a result before Joerg and I pack it up for the year, it would mean a lot,Ž Lindsey said. It would also mean a lot because going forward, Park Place is looking to grow next year in some of its client programs. Having strong results always helps sell the program. Everybody in this paddock is in the same boat and thats why we like racing. Its very objective, you get to live and die by your results. For this year, it would mean a lot to have a result here. And if not, so be it. Racing is not the easiest sport out there, especially with the competitive “eld that IMSA has here, but thats why were drawn to it because were competitive people and we want to race against the best. Thats why we do it.Ž For good measure, Bergmeister was quickest of the day Friday in GTD practice at WeatherTech Raceway, posting a best lap of one minute, 25.148 seconds (94.620 mph). Fastest Time It was one year ago that Automatic Racing took the underdog victory during the four-hour IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with Al Carter and Steven Phillips in the No. 99 Aston Martin Vantage. Following Fridays on-track activity at WeatherTech Raceway, the No. 99 was once again on top of the leaderboard, topping the days two Grand Sport (GS) practice sessions with a best time of one minute, 33.123 seconds (86.517 mph). Itll be a different duo behind the wheel though this weekend, with Kris Wilson and newcomer Gary Ferrera piloting the Aston Martin. Wilson, who posted the days fastest lap and owns 75 starts in the Continental Tire Challenge, will be guiding Ferrera, who is making his “rst series start and also competing at WeatherTech Raceway this weekend in the GT3 Trophy series. Yet while the day started strong for the No. 99, the afternoon practice session didnt go quite as planned. We showed what we had and the “rst session was awesome,Ž said Wilson. But we opened up the fuel tank between sessions just to get the capacity right and something didnt get plugged back in correctly so we didnt make the second session. We were planning on doing our pit stop practice with driver changes and all that. Garys new this weekend, hes never done this before, so we were going to go through stuff and we missed out on that.Ž IMSA races at Laguna Seca Points titles are up for grabs IMSA PHOTOChip Ganassi Racings No. 66 Ford GT leads the GT Le Mans class heading into todays IMSA race at Laguna Seca.


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THE NEWS WIRESTATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHERMichael Cohen asks Stormy Daniels to give back $130,000See page 8 Sunday, September 9, 2018 ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI „ The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding that a signi“ cant phase of intensi“ cationŽ is expected late Saturday. The Miami-based weather center said although the storm could intensify to a Category 4 hurricane by midweek, its path was still unclear. Florence is forecast to be a dangerous major hurricane near the southeast U.S. coast by late next week, and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase,Ž the hurricane center said Saturday. Of“ cials in the Carolinas warned residents to prepare and to brace for impact. Governors in both South Carolina and Virginia declared a state of emergency Saturday to give their states time to prepare for the possible arrival By MATTHEW LEE and SUSANNAH GEORGEASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syrias northwest Idlib province. Washington has threatened military action in case of a chemical weapons attack but its mixed messaging on retaining a U.S. presence in Syria and a cut in aid has diminished its already limited in” uence over the seven-year con” ict. So the administration, which has criticized former President Barack Obama for his inaction on Syria after the war started in 2011, risks appearing powerless to prevent the three nations plan to retake Syrias last rebel-held area. Its an operation that many warn will cause major bloodshed among a vulnerable population of 3 million people. And on Saturday, Syrian government and Russian SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) „ A roaring wild“ re that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent ” ames from reaching rural communities. The blaze in Californias ShastaTrinity National Forest was burning out of control after chewing through 58 square miles of timber and brush since Wednesday. Aircraft were temporarily prevented from making water and retardant drops because heavy smoke was trapped under cloud cover, making for limited visibility for pilots. Fire“ ghters working in rugged terrain were contending with hot temperatures and gusty winds. Authorities announced Friday that a 45-mile section of Interstate 5 north of Redding would remain closed at least until Sunday. The “ re has destroyed thousands of trees „ some 70 feet tall „ that could fall onto the highway that traverses the entire West Coast from Mexico to Canada and serves as a main artery for commerce. Truckers and other motorists were forced to take circuitous local routes that added hours to travel times. Interstate 5 became a ghost road after “ re turned hills on either side into walls of ” ame. Drivers ” ed in terror and several big-rigs burned. Nearly 300 homes were considered threatened, but the blaze was not burning near any large towns, “ re spokesman Brandon Vacarro said.By COLLIN BINKLEYASSOCIATED PRESSEmergency of“ cials are urging residents to prepare for severe storms that are forecast to hit the East Coast and Hawaii over the next week at what is the peak of this years hurricane season. Coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, Tropical Storm Florence is expected to make landfall Thursday as a level 3 hurricane or greater, steered by winds that could guide it as far south as Florida or as far north as New England. Meanwhile, Hurricane Olivia is forecast to hit the Hawaiian Islands as a tropical storm on Wednesday, bringing heavy rains just two weeks after Hurricane Lane caused major ” ooding. A look at what forecasters are predicting for those storms and the rest of the season: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE STORMS RIGHT NOW? Tropical Storm Florence was gathering strength Saturday, with the National Hurricane Center expecting it to become a hurricane overnight. Five days out from expected landfall, theres still wide uncertainty about where it will hit and at what intensity, but the latest models show that its most likely to make landfall in the southeast U.S., between northern Florida and North Carolina. Still, theres a chance it could be pushed farther north and strike along the mid-Atlantic or New England coast, threatening to make landfall between Virginia and Massachusetts. No matter where it lands, theres a chance it could stall out and pummel the coasts for days. The latest models on Saturday show that its becoming less likely the storm will veer north and miss the mainland U.S. entirely. At minimum, residents along the East Coast are being told to expect heavy rainfall and storm surges, with the possibility of heavy winds. Forecasters are also keeping an Powerful hurricane could be headed to eastern US PHOTO PROVIDED BY NOAA VIA APThis enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, at 2:45 p.m. EDT. Q&A: With storms approaching, what to expect? By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZASSOCIATED PRESSSAN FRANCISCO „ Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter ” oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch in the heart of the Paci“ c Ocean. The 2,000-foot long ” oating boom was being towed from San Francisco to the Great Paci“ c Garbage Patch „ an island of trash twice the size of Texas. The system was created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-yearold innovator from the Netherlands who “ rst became passionate about cleaning the oceans when he went scuba diving at age 16 in the Mediterranean Sea and saw more plastic bags than “ sh. The plastic is really persistent and it doesnt go away by itself and the time to act is now,Ž Slat said, adding that researchers with his organization found plastic going back to the 1960s and 1970s bobbing in the patch. The buoyant, U-shaped barrier made of plastic and with a tapered 10-foot deep screen, is intended to act like a coastline, trapping some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic that scientists estimate are swirling in that gyre but allowing marine life to safely swim beneath it. Fitted with solar power lights, cameras, sensors and satellite antennas, the cleanup system will communicate its position at all times, allowing a support vessel to “ sh out the collected plastic every few months and transport it to dry land where it will be recycled, said Slat. Shipping containers “ lled with the “ shing nets, Massive boom will corral Pacific Oceans plastic trash PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE OCEAN CLEANUP VIA APIn this Aug. 27, photo provided by The Ocean Cleanup, a long oating boom that will be used to corral plastic litter in the Paci c Ocean is assembled in Alameda, Calif. Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch.Wildfire that closed key Calif. highway explodes in size AP PHOTOFire ghters light back re while battling the Delta Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday. US lacks leverage as assault on Syrian enclave looms AP PHOTOIn this Wednesday photo, Syrian students play in the courtyard of a school whose walls are still charred and pockmarked with bullets from recent ghting in the town of Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. SYRIAN | 4 PLASTIC | 4 HURRICANE | 4 STORMS | 4 The East Coast could be hit next week as Florence strengthens


Page 2 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018By MIKE SCHNEIDERASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO „ Thousands of Walt Disney World workers on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more parttime workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. Scores of union workers chanted Union! Union!Ž and Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, we got a raise!Ž as they waited for the votes to be counted at a hotel in the heart of Orlandos tourism district. We got a fair deal,Ž Matt Hollis, who leads a coalition of six unions, told the workers after the vote was counted. Union of“cials said the new contract would have an impact outside of Walt Disney World as other non-unionized businesses in central Floridas low-wage service economy compete for tourism workers in a tight job market. The contract covers more than half of the 70,000 workers at Disney World, the largest single-site employer in the United States. Those workers include costumed characters, bus drivers, launderers, retail workers, monorail drivers, custodians, housekeepers, servers, cooks, ”orists, makeup artists and lifeguards. The way I feel is we won this for our members at Disney but we also won this for the ride operator at Universal Studios who doesnt have a union,Ž said Eric Clinton, president of Unite Here Local 362, one of the six unions that represents 38,000 workers covered by the contract. This affects Hyatt, Hilton. They are going to have to raise wages to compete with others. This is 38,000 people. This isnt a small amount.Ž Besides raising the starting minimum wage almost 50 percent to $15 an hour in three years, the new four-year contract would raise wages for existing workers by at least $4.75 an hour by October 2021. Each Florida worker also will receive a $1,000 bonus that Disney had paid to other employees after last years tax cut by Congress. Those bonuses were withheld during the contract negotiations. Our 50 percent wage increase will have a real, meaningful impact on our cast and their families and is part of our commitment to the thousands of cast members who make magic for our guests each and every day,Ž said George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. Increasing wages for cast members represents a signi“cant investment in central Florida and will provide a powerful boost to the local economy.Ž The new contract expands anti-discrimination protections to include gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status and genetic information. In return for the higher wages, the coalition of unions, known as the Service Trades Council Union, agreed to allow Disney to use more parttime workers. Under the old contract, 35 percent of the union workforce can be part-timers, but that was raised to 38 percent in the new deal, although Disney doesnt currently reach its limit on part-timers. New hires also will have to wait longer to switch jobs under the new deal. The old contract allowed for a transfer after six months, but that changed to a year under the new contract. The new contract also allows Disney the ability to expand the probationary period for some new workers from three months to six months. The new contract expanded the types of workers who could be subject to random drug tests. It also added extra language giving managers the right to supervise, and control the manner, means and details by which employees perform their work duties as well as the ends to be accomplished.Ž The focus was about how Disney workers need a raise „ current workers and those coming into the workforce,Ž said Hollis, president of the Service Trades Council Union. These are historic raises, not just entry level but for every hourly cast member.ŽDisney workers approve new contract raising minimum wage PHOTO BY ORLANDO SENTINEL VIA APEvelyn Sims, a custodian at Disneys Epcot, celebrates a union vote for a pay raise and bonus as ballots are counted at the Park Inn by Radisson in Kissimmee on Thursday. She is holding ballots in her right hand. AP FILE PHOTOIn this June 2012, le photo, visitors walk around Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Authorities investigate threat painted on garageNEWBERRY (AP) „ Authorities in a North Florida county are investigating a threat and slur used against transgender people that was spray painted on a home garage. The Gainesville Sun reports Alachua County deputies discovered the vandalized garage while patrolling a neighborhood in the town of Newberry early Friday morning. Newberry is located west of Gainesville. The slur was spray-painted in large, black letters and threatened the residents to move or die.Ž Liz Abel told the newspaper that she was startled when she and her partner, Alecia Abel, who started identifying as female just three months ago, were awoken by deputies. Newberrys mayor called the couple and personally apologized for the actions of whoever vandalized the door.Doctor gets 6 years for selling painkiller prescriptionsFORT LAUDERDALE AP) „ A Florida doctor has been sentenced to six years and six months in federal prison for illegally selling prescriptions for painkillers. Court records show that Dr. Andres Mencia was sentenced Friday after being convicted of participating in a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Instigators say the 64-year-old Mencia and employees at his Oakland Park of“ce performed sham consultations with cash-paying patients from 2014 to 2017. Mencia would improperly issue prescriptions for opioids and narcotics, such as Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet. Mencias of“cer workers „ 41-year-old Oscar Luis VenturaRodriguez, 51-year-old Nadira Sampath-Grant and 50-year-old John Mensah „ previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by unlawfully distributing controlled substances. Ventura-Rodriguez received two years, Sampath-Grant received a year and a half, and Mensah was sentenced to time-served.Legislators reject Gov. Scott on school securityTALLAHASSEE (AP) „ Florida legislators are making it of“cial: They will not go along with Gov. Rick Scotts push to get school districts an additional $58 million to hire more campus police of“cers. Scott in late August asked that legislators shift the money from the states guardian program. Under that program school districts were eligible to receive money to train school staff to act as armed guardians on school campuses. Most districts, however, have opted to hire school resource of“cers. Sen. Bill Galvano on Friday wrote a letter to Scott explaining why he did not support the governors request. The Bradenton Republican is the incoming president of the state Senate. Legislators set aside additional money for school resource of“cers and the guardian program in the aftermath of the shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Universal to skip Harry Potter fest to build thrill rideORLANDO (AP) „ Universal Orlando Resort says it wont be hosting its annual celebration of all things Harry Potter next year, but dont worry Muggles. Its because the Florida theme park resort is planning a new thrill ride and other experiences at one of the two Harry Potter sections at its parks. The resort said Friday that the construction of a new thrill ride and other yet-to-be-announced experiences at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter „ Hogsmeade in its Islands of Adventure park prevents it from hosting A Celebration of Harry Potter in 2019. The annual celebration attracts actors from the Harry Potter movies for question-and-answer sessions, lessons on wand dueling and costume contests, among other events. The resort says it looks forward to hosting future Harry Potter events. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE STATE NEWSDear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker wants me to invest $10,000 by buying 400 shares of Energy Transfer Partners 7.625 percent low-rated preferred stock, which sells for $25.33 a share. I can afford the risks of low-rated issues, and the income, which is my prime goal, looks very good. But Ive never owned a preferred stock, so please tell me how preferred stocks differ from common stocks. „ MP, Akron, Ohio Dear MP: Both common stock and preferred stock represent ownership in a company. But an important difference between the two is that holders of the common can vote their shares, whereas the preferred owners usually have no voting rights. Another difference is that preferred shareholders have a “xed dividend, whereas dividends for common shareholders are at the discretion of the board. They can be raised, reduced or eliminated. Preferred shares also have a prior claim to the companys assets and earnings. So preferred stock dividends must be paid before common stock dividends. When a company declares bankruptcy or becomes insolvent and must liquidate its assets, it “rst pays creditors, and then it pays bondholders, and then it pays preferred shareholders. Common shareholders are last in line to collect assets and hardly get a pfennig. The dividend yield on a preferred stock is calculated as a percentage of the preferreds market price, just like the dividend yield on a common stock. Preferred shares trade just like common shares. But preferred shares have a call feature allowing the company to redeem the shares. Preferred shares are always redeemed at a predetermined price, which is often a small premium over their original issue price. Preferred stocks also tend to be stabler in price than common stocks because preferreds pay regular and known dividend streams, whereas the dividends of common stocks can ”uctuate. Steady dividend payments from a preferred issue can be more attractive to investors seeking income dependability and continuity, whereas the potential for capital gains with a common stock is more attractive to other investors. Now, I dont like and have never liked “xed-income investments. When interest rates rise „ and they may continue increasing over the coming few years „ the market value of a “xed-rate investment will fall. And if in”ation pushes consumer prices higher (as it appears to be doing), the market value of a “xed-income investment will decline. Simply put, if $1,000 of dividends will buy 400 gallons of regular gasoline today, that same $1,000 of dividends may buy only 350 gallons of regular fuel two years hence. Even Einstein and Churchill, my two Maine coons, understand that. So buying “xed-income investments in an environment of rising in”ation and interest is just plain bloody stupid. Your broker is recommending a better way to own a preferred stock. Energy Transfer Partners offers a ”oating-rate preferred that provides protection against rising rates. His recommendation is the companys 7.625 percent Series D “xed-to-”oating preferred units (ETP-D-$25.33), which came public in July at $25 a share. The following explanation may be tricky, so read it out loud and slowly. Between now and Aug. 15, 2023, the Series D shares will pay 7.625 percent of the $25 IPO price. So for “ve years, an investor will earn a 7.625 percent current yield from this BB-rated issue. Then, on Aug. 15, 2023, the dividends will ”oat at a rate equal to the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate plus 4.738 percent. So if Libor were to be 4 percent on Aug. 16, the D shares would pay 8.738 percent. If Libor were to rise to 5 percent, the D shares would pay 9.738 percent. But if Libor were to fall to 1 percent, an investors yield would fall to 5.738 percent. Today Libor is 2.34 percent. It has averaged 3.79 percent since 1986. Libor hit an all-time high of 10.63 percent in March 1989 and a record low of 0.22 percent in May 2014. These shares have no maturity date but are callable at the option of the issuer on Aug. 15, 2023, at $25. Meanwhile, 19 analysts follow Energy Transfer Partners common stock, and 15 have a buyŽ rating. Please address your “nancial questions to Malcolm Berko, P.O. Box 8303, Largo, FL 33775, or email him at mjberko@ ETP-D and the difference between preferred stock and common stock explained MalcolmBERKOC


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD STANDPAWNSBEDNERF ARMORUHHUHECOSOLAR SUESEHTMINOTAURTWICE SENTITEMOIRAMBOWSER TROTSSTOODSPHERE LOIREWINNOWISE NOTLIMAHBURRRODRBI SCHSLIMBOEDRELEASE AAACELTIDRISOWNER LTCOLEKULDARTHVADER ORKSUNENOYES YPOONSREDBARONPRINT DRAKEHAZELLAOSOAR SATIATEUNIDEALOCTA THEYAKDIVADGOLIATH CAPSIDDRYHOLLY ASSUMELAMBSSMALL NAMTABJOKERATTAALGA GLITZETOXIUQWINDMILL ESTEEDOTBRUINUPSET LAHRINAELATEOSTEOBy HAMZA HENDAWIASSOCIATED PRESSCAIRO „ An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sitin protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left hundreds dead. In a case involving 739 defendants facing charges ranging from murder to damaging property, the court also sentenced to life in prison the head of the Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and 46 others. Mahmoud Abu Zaid, a photojournalist known as ShawkanŽ whose detention has been decried by rights groups at home and abroad, received “ve years in prison. He was detained in August 2013, meaning that he should walk free within days for time served. Several mass trials of Islamists that yielded dozens of death sentences have been held in Egypt since 2013, when the military, then led by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, removed an Islamist president who hails from the Brotherhood, which has since been outlawed and designated a terror group. Some of the death sentences have been overturned on appeal. The trials and death sentences have consistently drawn scathing criticism from rights groups at home and abroad, which have branded the process as a mockery of justice. On Saturday, Amnesty International condemned the sentences of the latest mass trial, which it described as disgraceful.Ž The London-based rights group also noted that not a single member of the security forces faced legal proceedings over what it called the massacre that took place when police broke up the sit-in on Aug. 14, 2013. The sit-in at a square in a Cairo suburb was staged by supporters of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi of the Brotherhood. He became Egypts “rst freely elected president in 2012 but was ousted in July 2013 by the military following days of street protests calling on him to step down. It is widely believed that breaking up the sit-in along with another one across Cairo, also staged by Islamists, left an estimated 900 people dead. Proceedings were dropped against “ve defendants who have died since the trial began. Saturdays convictions, which can be appealed, are the latest chapter in a crackdown waged by authorities against government critics the scale of which has not been seen in living memory in Egypt.Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 sit-inBy DANIEL FLATLEY and ANDREW HARRISBLOOMBERG NEWS (TNS)WASHINGTON …… Prosecutors in the case against Maria Butina, charged with being a Russian spy, are opposing her release on bond, calling into question her ties to the U.S. and highlighting Russian efforts to win her release. Those efforts have included six consular visits with Butina, delivery of four diplomatic notes to the U.S. State Department, and direct complaints to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo by Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov, according to a court “ling. The of“cial Kremlin Twitter account changed its avatar to the defendants face and started a #FreeMariaButina hashtag,Ž prosecutors said. Butinas prosecution has also been criticized on the Russian-controlled RT television network. Butina, a gun-rights advocate who came to the U.S. on a student visa, has been in custody since her July arrest after prosecutors alleged that she had ties to Russias intelligence services and oligarchs capable of providing her a way out of the country. Shes accused of trying to establish back-channel connections between Russia and the U.S., and has denied any wrongdoing. Prosecutors say that while at American University in Washington, Butina attempted to make contact with two presidential candidates and exert in”uence over politics through prominent conservative groups, which media accounts have identi“ed as the National Ri”e Association and the National Prayer Breakfast. Prosecutors also contradicted defense assertions that her relationship with an individual identi“ed as U.S. Person 1Ž would keep her in the U.S., should she be released. That person is believed to be conservative political operative Paul Erickson, which Butinas lawyer, Robert Neil Driscoll, seemed to con“rm when he shared photographs of the pair together and video of the two singing the theme song to the Disney “lm Beauty and the BeastŽ during an interview with ABC News. Despite their apparent close relationship, Butina recently offered to provide information about Ericksons illegal activities, according to the government. Although the defense contends that the defendant is in a committed relationship with U.S. Person 1, she recently offered to provide information to the government about his illegal activities,Ž prosecutors said in the “ling. The case has received substantial media attention, leading the prosecution to ask the judge for a gag order in the case. Driscoll opposed the motion, saying the prosecutors request would put a chillŽ on Butinas right to mount a competent and vigorous defense.Ž U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan is expected to rule on both pre-trial release and the gag order during a status conference on Monday. Butina has little or no incentive to stay in the United States and face a potential criminal conviction and sentence „ including as much as “fteen years of incarceration „ and every motivation to ”ee to her home country, where she would be protected from extradition,Ž prosecutors said in the “ling.US goes to court to keep alleged Russian spy in jail PHOTO PROVIDED BY ZUMA PRESS/TNSIn this le image, Maria Butina attends a rally at in support of legalizing the possession of handguns and gun ownership on April 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. By ERIC TALMADGEASSOCIATED PRESSPYONGYANG, North Korea „ Workers with paint brushes and brooms put the “nal touches on Pyongyangs iconic Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday as North Korea prepared for what promises to be its biggest celebration in years „ the 70th anniversary of the countrys of“cial birth as a nation. The spectacle, months in the making, will center on a military parade and mass games that will likely put both advanced missiles and leader Kim Jong Uns hopes for a stronger economy front and center. Although North Korea stages military parades almost every year, and held one just before the Olympics began in South Korea in February this year, Sundays parade comes at a particularly sensitive time. Kims effort to ease tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump have stalled since their June summit in Singapore. Both sides are now insisting on a different starting point. Washington wants Kim to commit to denuclearization “rst, but Pyongyang wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War. With tensions once again on the rise, a parade featuring the very missiles that so unnerved Trump last year, and led to a dangerous volley of insults from both leaders, could be seen as a deliberate provocation. The North displayed its latest missilery in the February parade, however, and Washington hardly batted an eye. So its possible Kim might choose to display them but give the missiles a lower pro“le if he makes his usual address just before the parade begins. Either way, soon after the Sunday celebrations end, Kim will once again meet in Pyongyang with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss ways to break the impasse over his nuclear weapons. While it remains to be seen what kind of weaponry will be rolled out Sunday, North Korea is clearly trying to switch its emphasis away from just military power to its efforts to improve the countrys domestic economy. The new lineŽ of putting economic development “rst has been Kims top priority this year. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter U.S. aggression and devote his resources to raising the nations standard of living. Despite speculation that Chinese President Xi Jinping would attend, Beijing instead sent its third-highest party of“cial. With Xi of“cially out, no major world leaders were expected to join in, though delegations from countries such as Syria, Vietnam and nations across Africa that have friendly relations with the North sent high-level delegations. This years celebrations also mark the revival of North Koreas iconic mass games after a “ve-year hiatus. The mass games involve tens of thousands of people holding up placards or dancing in precise unison and are intended to be a display of national unity. This years spectacle „ tickets start at just over $100 and go up to more than $800 per seat „ also has a strong economic theme. The economy was also a big part of a concert held on the eve of the anniversary for foreign dignitaries and a large foreign media contingent allowed in for the events. As is commonly the case, the visiting journalists were generally kept away from anything newsworthy. On Saturday, they were bussed to a cosmetics factory and a very well-funded cooperative „ and not very representative „ farm on the outskirts of the capital.North Korea to fete 70th birthday with tanks, dancing masses AP PHOTOSA portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed on a large screen with the words We will go and go along the road of loyalty, Shining FatherlandŽ during a evening gala performance on the eve of the 70th anniversary of North Koreas founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday. North Korea will be staging a major military parade, huge rallies and reviving its iconic mass games on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation. Military choir members salute as they sing during an evening gala held on the eve of the 70th anniversary of North Koreas founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday.WASHINGTON (AP) „ The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward high-priority projects elsewhere.Ž The move follows the State Departments late August announcement that the administration is slashing more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians following a review that President Donald Trump ordered to ensure the spending was aligned with U.S. national interests. The Palestinians had held out hope that the hospital money would be spared because it was not included in the previously announced cut. On Saturday, the Palestinian Authority denounced the administrations move as an act of political blackmail.Ž The State Department said the review was intended to make sure the American aid was being spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and were providing value to the U.S. taxpayer.Ž The administration will be redirecting approximately $25 million originally planned for the East Jerusalem Hospital Network. Those funds will go to high-priority projects elsewhere,Ž the department added. It did not identify the projects. In response, Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi accused the administration of threatening to cause serious instability and grave harmŽ to thousands of patients and their families across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and jeopardize the livelihood of thousands of workers in the Palestinian health care sector. The administration announced the original cut in U.S. aid to Palestinians as Trump and his Middle East advisers prepared to release the U.S. peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians. But Trump angered the Palestinians earlier this year by moving the U.S. Embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, which led the Palestinians to break off contact with the U.S.US redirecting $25M in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals WORLD NEWS


Page 4 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2018. There are 113 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Sept. 9, 1850, California became the 31st state of the union.On this dateIn 1543 Mary Stuart was crowned Queen of Scots at Stirling Castle, nine months after she was born. In 1776 the second Continental Congress made the term United StatesŽ official, replacing United Colonies.Ž In 1919 some 1,100 members of Bostons 1,500-man police force went on strike. (The strike was broken by Massachusetts Gov. Calvin Coolidge with replacement officers.) In 1942 during World War II, a Japanese plane launched from a submarine off the Oregon coast dropped a pair of incendiary bombs in a failed attempt at igniting a massive forest fire; it was the first aerial bombing of the U.S. mainland by a foreign power. In 1948 the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was declared. In 1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction, a measure primarily concerned with protecting voting rights and which also established a Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1971 prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York, beginning a siege that ended up claiming 43 lives. In 1976 JVC unveiled its new VHS videocassette recorder during a presentation in Tokyo. In 1986 Frank Reed, director of a private school in Lebanon, was taken hostage; he was released 44 months later. In 1991 boxer Mike Tyson was indicted in Indianapolis on a charge of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant. (Tyson was convicted and ended up serving three years of a six-year prison sentence.) Ten years ago: President George W. Bush announced he would keep U.S. force strength in Iraq largely intact until the next administration, drawing rebukes from Democrats who wanted the war ended and a bigger boost of troops in troubled Afghanistan. One year ago: Hurricane Irma hammered Cuba with punishing winds and rain as it headed toward the Florida Keys and the southeastern United States; hundreds of shelters opened in Florida for people looking to escape the potentially deadly winds and storm surge. Dutch officials said Irma had damaged or destroyed 70 percent of the homes on St. Maarten in the Caribbean, leaving it vulnerable to the approach of Hurricane Jose. Todays birthdays Actress Sylvia Miles is 84. Actor Topol is 83. Rhythm-andblues singer Luther Simmons is 76. Singer Inez Foxx is 76. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 73. Rock musician John McFee (The Doobie Brothers) is 68. Actor Tom Wopat is 67. Actress Angela Cartwright is 66. Musician-producer Dave Stewart is 66. Actor Hugh Grant is 58. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., is 55. Actor-comedian Charles Esten (formerly Chip) is 53. Actress Constance Marie is 53. Actor David Bennent is 52. Actor Adam Sandler is 52. Rock singer Paul Durham (Black Lab) is 50. Actress Julia Sawalha is 50. Model Rachel Hunter is 49. Actor Eric Stonestreet is 47. Actor Henry Thomas is 47. Pop-jazz singer Michael Buble is 43. Latin singer Maria Rita is 41. Actress Michelle Williams is 38. Actress Julie Gonzalo is 37. Neo-soul singer Paul Janeway (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 35. Actress Zoe Kazan is 35. Bible verseBeloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.Ž „ 3 John 1:2. God wants us to believe for the best in all things for He surely means for us to have them. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.Ž warplanes targeted the provinces southern edge in what a ctivists described as the most intense airstrikes in weeks. More than 60 air raids killed at least four civilians in southern Idlib, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rescue workers. While the new U.S. special envoy for Syria said this week that America will stay in Syria until the complete eradication of the Islamic State group, theres little assurance that President Donald Trump wont again seek the withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in the country. And in a sign of the administrations shrinking commitment to Syria, it has pulled more than $200 million in stabilization funding for liberated areas, telling other nations they should step up to pay. A summit in Tehran on Friday between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was seen as a chance for a diplomatic solution before a full-scale assault on Idlib. The three nations are all tacitly allied against IS and in support of a uni“ed, stable Syria, but have differing views of how to achieve those ends. After Fridays talks, the U.N. envoy for Syria told the U.N. Security Council there were indications that the three leaders intend to continue talking to avoid a catastrophe. But above all, the summit highlighted the stark differences among these allies of convenience, with Putin and Rouhani opposing Erdogans call for a cease-“re. As they discussed the fate of Idlib, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was talking tough in New York, telling the Security Council that the United States would consider any assault on the province as a dangerous escalationŽ of the con”ict that has already claimed more than 400,000 lives and forced more than 5 million Syrians to ”ee the country. If (Syrian President Bashar) Assad, Russia, and Iran continue, the consequences will be dire,Ž said Haley, who was chairing the council meeting. The Assad regime must halt its offensive ... Russia and Iran, as countries with in”uence over the regime, must stop this catastrophe. It is in their power to do so.Ž Those remarks capped a week of rising U.S. rhetoric opposing the Idlib operation. On Monday, Trump tweeted: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province. The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part in this potential human tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. Dont let that happen!Ž A day later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expanded on the tweet, and renewed calls for the con”ict to be resolved through the U.N.-led Geneva Process, which has been stalled for years. And on Thursday, the man Pompeo chose to be his point-man on getting the Geneva process back on track, veteran diplomat James Jeffrey, reiterated Trumps message, saying the U.S. would use all the toolsŽ it has to respond to a chemical attack. Another toolŽ in the U.S. arsenal is economic pressure. The U.S. Treasury Department slapped sanctions on nine people and companies for assisting weapons or fuel transfers to the Assad regime on Thursday. But sanctions have been ineffectual since they “rst began to be applied during the Obama administration. Even American airstrikes launched against the Assad government have had limited impact in the past. Twice before the U.S. has resorted to missile strikes in response to chemical weapons attacks, only to see them used again. As Syrian forces prepare for the assault on Idlib, U.S. and UN of“cials again see signs that those internationally prescribed weapons are being readied for the battle“eld. Theres lots of evidence that chemical weapons are being prepared,Ž Jeffrey told reporters Thursday. Of“cials and analysts will be watching Idlib closely over the next week ahead of U.N.-led talks on Syria in Geneva on Sept. 14. The Trump administration is really at a Hail Mary moment,Ž said Nicholas Heras, a Syria analyst and fellow at the Center for New American Security. Idlib is the last opportunity for the U.S. to increase leverage in Syria, he said, and if the province falls before the Geneva talks, Trump administration efforts to re-engage with peace talks will likely fail. Heras warned that the Trump team is late to formulate a coherent Syria policy. Its like trying to save the house as its burning down,Ž he said.SYRIANFROM PAGE 1 plastic bottles, laundry baskets and other plastic refuse scooped up by the system being deployed Saturday are expected to be back on land within a year, he said. Before the launch, Slat said he and his team will pay close attention to determine if the system works ef“ciently and withstands harsh ocean conditions, including huge waves. He said hes most looking forward to a ship loaded with plastic coming back to port. We still have to prove the technology... which will then allow us to scale up a ”eet of systems,Ž he said. The Ocean Cleanup, which has raised $35 million in donations to fund the project, including from chief executive Marc Benioff and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, will deploy 60 free-”oating barriers in the Paci“c Ocean by 2020. One of our goals is to remove 50 percent of the Great Paci“c Garbage Patch in “ve years,Ž Slat said. The free-”oating barriers are made to withstand harsh weather conditions and constant wear and tear. They will stay in the water for two decades and in that time collect 90 percent of the trash in the patch, he added. George Leonard, chief scientist of the Ocean Conservancy, a nonpro“t environmental advocacy group, said hes skeptical Slat can achieve that goal because even if plastic trash can be taken out of the ocean, a lot more is pouring in each year. We at the Ocean Conservancy are highly skeptical but we hope it works,Ž he said. The ocean needs all the help it can get.Ž Leonard said 9 million tons (8 metric tons) of plastic waste enter the ocean annually and that a solution must include a multi-pronged approach, including stopping plastic from reaching the ocean and more education so people reduce consumption of single use plastic containers and bottles. If you dont stop plastics from ”owing into the ocean, it will be a Sisyphean task,Ž Leonard said, adding that on Sept. 15 about 1 million volunteers around the world with collect trash from beaches and waterways as part of the Ocean Conservancys annual International Coastal Cleanup. Volunteers last year collected about 10,000 tons of plastics worldwide over two hours, he said. Leonard also raised concerns that marine and wildlife could be entangled by the net that will hang below the surface. He said he hopes Slats group is transparent with its data and shares information with the public about what happens with the “rst deployment. The system will act as a big boat that stands still in the waterŽ and will have a screen and not a net so that there is nothing for marine life to get entangled with and a an extra precautionary measure, a boat carrying experienced marine biologists will be deployed to make sure the device is not harming wildlife, Slat said. Im the “rst to acknowledge this has never (been) done before and that it is important to collect plastic on land and close the taps on plastic entering into the ocean, but I also think humanity can do more than one thing at a time to tackle this problem,Ž Slat said.PLASTICFROM PAGE 1of the storm. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster emphasized that theres no way to know yet when and where the storm will hit land, or when evacuations might be called. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency and urged residents to use the weekend to prepare for the possibility of a natural disaster. We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms,Ž Cooper said. The U.S. Navy is making preparations this weekend for its ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave port. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command said in a news release Saturday that the ships will get ready in anticipation of getting under way Monday to avoid storm damage. Adm. Christopher Grady said in a statement that the decision was based on Florences current track, which indicates the area could see strong sustained winds and storm surges. The news release notes that plans could change if forecasts indicate a decrease in the strength or change in the track of the storm. Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and could cause dangerous rip currents and coastal ”ooding Saturday in areas including coastal Delaware and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said. At 5 p.m. EDT, the hurricane center said Florences maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 70 mph. The storm was centered about 810 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 5 mph.HURRICANEFROM PAGE 1eye on two storms gathering behind Florence. Tropical Storm Helene was expected to reach the Cabo Verde islands on Saturday but is predicted to miss the mainland U.S. A tropical depression that was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac on Saturday is headed toward the Caribbean and brings a greater chance of curving north toward Puerto Rico and the mainland, potentially as a hurricane. Its still uncertain whether Hurricane Olivia will make landfall in the Hawaiian Islands, but at minimum meteorologists believe it will come very close and deliver a new round of rainfall. The National Weather Service has also issued a typhoon watch in the U.S. territory of Guam, where Tropical Storm Mangkhut is approaching from the east and is expected to bring damaging winds by Monday evening. WHEN WILL WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHETHER THEY POSE A THREAT? Each day brings a clearer picture of the risks posed by the storms. Jeff Masters, co-founder of the Weather Underground service, says airplanes gathering weather information began ”ying into Florence on Saturday, which should provide data that will lead to a major boost in the reliability of models on Sunday. Isaacs route is still wildly uncertain and will be for days. Forecasters are more con“dent that Olivia will affect Hawaii, with its path and intensity sharpening in the next few days. WHAT FACTORS GIVE FLORENCE A CHANCE OF BEING A PARTICULARLY STRONG HURRICANE? By the time it reaches the East Coast, Florence could strengthen into a major hurricane. Winds higher up in Florence have been weakening, giving it time to gather itself and gain strength over the ocean, experts say. And its also approaching water where the temperature is slightly warmer than average, providing heat that the storm can convert into stronger winds. HOW SHOULD PEOPLE IN VULNERABLE AREAS STAY PREPARED? Residents in evacuation zones are urged to have a plan to ”ee if the order comes. Others should have at least a weeks supply of food, water and medication for their families and their pets. Brian McNoldy, a senior researcher at the University of Miamis school of marine and atmospheric science, says residents who stick it out should have gas cans to fuel their cars and power generators, and should take out some cash in case electronic payment systems are down after the storms pass. To avoid a headache down the line, residents are also encouraged to keep insurance documents in a safe place ahead of time. WHAT EXPECTATIONS DO FORECASTERS HAVE FOR THE REST OF THE HURRICANE SEASON? The second week of September is the peak of hurricane season, so the ”urry of activity is no surprise to forecasters. After the current round of storms, though, long-range models suggest a lull for several weeks. Masters said theres a chance for another active period by mid-October, which would mark the end of the busiest stretch of the season. I dont think were quite done yet,Ž he said, but certainly as far as September goes, this is the big week.ŽSTORMSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDED BY IBAA NEWS AGENCY, VIA APThis photo released Tuesday, by the al-Qaida-aliated Ibaa News Agency, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by airstrikes, in al-Sahan village, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Arabic reads, Air raid by the Russian occupation plane targets al-Sahan village.Ž Despite dire U.S. warnings and fears of a humanitarian disaster, the Trump administration has little leverage to stop Russia, Iran and Syria pressing ahead with a massive military assault against Syrias northwest Idlib province. AP FILE PHOTOIn this May 11, 2017, le photo, Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to a pile of plastic garbage prior to a press conference in Utrecht, Netherlands. Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter oating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the worlds largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacic Ocean. FROM PAGE ONE


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 5GOING HEAD TO HEADBY TOM MCCOY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Group of trees6 Potential queens11 Word that looks like its meaning when written in lowercase14 Harmless weapons maker18 Strong suit?19 ContinueŽ20 Foucaults PendulumŽ author, 198821 Like the Gregorian calendar22 Showdown in Greek mythology25 A couple of times26 Word of confirmation on a messaging app27 Couple28 Showdown in classic video games30 Quickened paces32 Wasnt struck down33 Realm34 Tours can be seen on it35 Triumph37 Not in any way39 Showdown in American history43 Hot ____44 One of four in a grand slam47 Univs., e.g.48 Bent over backward, in a way50 Bit of P.R.53 Like baseballs Durham Bulls54 Speaker of Welsh or Breton56 Actor Elba58 One of the os in o/oŽ59 Rank above maj.61 Showdown in cinema65 Morks planet66 Brightly colored blazer67 Obie-winning playwright Will68 What is it?Ž69 Showdown in the funnies74 Not use cursive77 University in Des Moines78 Greenish-brown hue79 Neighbor of China81 Whats used to row, row, row your boat83 Leave fulfilled85 Less than perfect88 Geometric prefix89 Italian ilŽ or French leŽ90 Prattle92 Showdown in theBible95 Protein shell of avirus98 Like sauvignon blanc99 Traditional Christmas decoration100 Jump to conclusions103 Some petting-zoo animals106 Word with wonder or world107 Showdown in comic books109 Lead-in to boy orgirl111 Simple plant114 Ostentation115 Showdown in literature118 Businesswoman Lauder119 Apt name for a Braille instructor120 TD Garden athlete121 Knock over122 Cowardly Lion portrayer123 ____ bit124 Overjoy125 Bone: Prefix DOWN1 What Talk to the hand!Ž is an example of2 Unswerving3 I couldnt agree more!Ž4 Theyre found under a bridge5 Beats by ____ (headphones brand)6 Short strokes7 Alas!Ž8 Sudden impulse9 Sister10 Try meŽ11 Be relevant to12 Country named for its latitude13 College students assignment14 Words after an interruption15 Stefanik who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress16 Fast one17 ____ JacquesŽ21 Conductors announcements23 ____ where it hurts!Ž24 Uncle, in Argentina29 Under half of 45?31 Brother of Dori and Nori in The HobbitŽ32 Surprising lack of Oscar recognition34 Suitable for a dieter, informally35 Body of water connected by canal to the Baltic36 Watsons company38 Defeat39 Govt. org. based in Ft. 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NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORDFOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 3No. 0902 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1868, when my founder grew a crop of peppers on Avery Island in Louisiana from seeds he had been given. The next year, he produced 658 bottles of hot sauce bearing the label Tabasco.Ž Within a decade, the sauce was selling across the U.S. and in Europe. Today I offer several varieties of my sauce, such as green pepper, habanero, Sriracha and buffalo. My sauce has been included in ready-to-eat meals for the military since the 1980s. Im a privately held company, so you cant buy shares of me. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. predictable cash flows, for example, can manage debt better than retailers or manufacturers whose cash flows can fluctuate widely. (It can be helpful to compare a companys debt level with those of its competitors.) Industry aside, compare a companys debt load to its cash „ what it currently has on its balance sheet, and what it can generate. Ideally, it will be able to pay any debt due in the next year (often referred to as short-term debtŽ) with cash on hand and make its interest payments many times over with its free cash flow. (You can find figures for assets, cash flow, debt and more at sites such as and which offer data from companies financial statements.) Look for other warning signs, too. Is its pension plan underfunded? Is its industry vulnerable to rapid obsolescence? Is it under investigation for any irregularities? Is the company buying back shares at inflated prices with money it should be using in better ways? Is it paying dividends when it cant afford to? Stay away from companies that appear to be candidates for bankruptcy court.The Motley Fool TakeA Towering Portfolio CandidateUsage of cellphones and smartphones is still growing rapidly around the world. 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Of American Towers 170,000 or so communication sites, only 40,000 of them are in the U.S. Management is investing heavily in fast-growing markets such as India and Nigeria, where wireless data usage has been increasing at a far faster rate than in the U.S. Also, as more mature wireless networks start the commercial rollout of 5G, telecom companies will likely be renting more space on existing infrastructure. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended American Tower and has the following options on it: short October 2018 $135 calls and long January 2019 $80 calls.) Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentDividend PowerI retired from a bank in Mississippi in 1990 with some shares of the companys stock. I added a little more money to it and let it ride. After less than a decade, the mere $175 that Id invested had grown to be worth more than $1,800, counting dividends received. 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Youre right, though „ investing meaningful sums early and letting them grow for decades is a great way to build a substantial nest egg for your retirement. Castles, Companies Need MoatsQWhat does a moatŽ refer to in business-speak? „ P.O., Walnut Creek, CaliforniaAJust as with a castle, if a company has a wide moat, it will be hard for any enemies to attack it. Thus, a moat refers to the sustainable competitive advantages a company may have that can protect its market position and defend against competitors or would-be competitors. Competitive advantages can include patents, a strong brand, economies of scale, barriers to entry, and high switching costs. Think of Apple as an example. Its strong brand attracts many customers who associate it with high quality and good design, and once theyre in the Apple environment, it can seem like too much of a pain to switch out of it. Boeing, meanwhile, encounters few new competitors because its so costly to start manufacturing aircraft.***QWhat is the U.S. inflation rate, and how does it compare to that of other countries? „ S.S., Greenville, North CarolinaAThe United States inflation rate was recently about 2.5 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund, below the long-termaverage of about 3 percent per year. Meanwhile, it was 0.7 percent in Switzerland, 1.1 percent in Japan, 2.5 percent in China, 2.7 percent in the United Kingdom, 2.8 percent in Russia, 5 percent in India, 11.4 percent in Turkey, 22.7 percent in Argentina and 13,864.6 percent in Venezuela. That Venezuelan rate reflects the phenomenon of hyperinflation, when inflation is occurring at rates higher than about 50 percent monthly. When prices rise that quickly, the money that people have in their pockets and savings accounts rapidly loses its value and the economy is dangerously destabilized. Hyperinflation, often triggered by governments printing too much money, occurred in Germany after World War I and more recently in Zimbabwe.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email tos SchoolRed Flags Signaling Bankruptcy RiskWhen a company files for bankruptcy protection, many of its stockholders are taken by surprise and often lose most or all of their investment. You can save yourself a lot of heartache and dollars by learning to spot warning signs among your holdings. A company goes bankrupt when it runs out of the cash it needs to operate. To assess a companys bankruptcy risk, start with its debt load. Borrowed money can be helpful to a company, boosting returns in good times. But it can also amplify risk in bad times. A debt-laden company suddenly facing declining sales can cut its dividend „ but it still has to make its interest payments, and eventually its principal repayment. 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Page 6 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS CATCHING THE BIG ONE by Myles Mellor 1. I PHXQC JIMY CXZZP WIS DBW ZNYVVP-RIAYT CBNMRBWD IQT WIBT : WDIMM SY CH VH PHXN ZMIBAY HN JBQY?Ž 2. UGBX GBR DQKBH, UGBKB HYBR M COYUZQRG GMIB M XMN MXH ROBBN? YX DGB KQIBK CBH YK DGB RBM ZOYYK. 3. BQDH PWCQ XWD UQDZ BTHU UR NR UR QDTGDH HRU UR UQD XDGWJ. UQD THNDJPWCQ TJBTZC NDUC WH. 4. HRDM HBNT IMB SLUZXNT NOV CTLZV DBTRNX GRXXBT, IMB OLILTRLZD SNUG IMB GRCCBT! 1. A young male guppy saw his pretty-faced girlfish and said : Shall we go to your plaice or mine?Ž 2. When hes tired, where does a blowfish have a nap and sleep? On the river bed or the sea floor. 3. When fish die they want to go to heaven not to the devil. The angelfish always gets in. 4. Fish fear the jocular and proud serial killer, the notorious Jack the Kipper! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Theres harmony in your relationships now „ a happy but fragile condition worthy of your protection. You intuitively understand that good times are too precious to take for granted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can be spontaneous when you feel like it, but the opportunities dont always arise. They will today, though, and it will be lucky to say yesŽ to unexpected invitations. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Its easy to tell who the poor listeners are. They may turn their heads toward a speaker, but their bodies are inclined away, seemingly blocking the message. Trust your instincts. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In regard to your special project, youll need just a little more faith to accomplish a desired result. Go forward as if you already had the funding in place. What happens after that will surprise and delight you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Youll be a sort of teacher today, and you would do well to make it a policy to grade on a curve, holding others to standards relative to the current situation instead of standards of some ideal beyond the realm. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A nancial win is in store. This has little to do with math skills; rather, its your high emotional intelligence to credit. Your top-rate social skills are such that people with money want to buy into whatever youre selling. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Dont worry about what to say. If youre fully there, you wont even need words. Your presence will say everything. A focus on being increasingly aware of your surroundings will brin g p rofound knowled g e. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Avoid bribing people. Dont pay for what should be given to you naturally. Payment has a way of supplanting peoples intrinsic motivation „ and even their sense of decency. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youre all about providing real help, workable solutions and genuine care for those around you. You have no interest in getting people to buy into what they dont need. Herein lies the secret to todays success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those overly concerned with their correctness will miss the point that you understand perfectly. Some things are never going to be all that great, but you still grow from the experience of dealing with them. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even though youre smart to assess whats in it for you or whats in it for others, dont assume youll gure it out. Some things are just worth it, even if nobody really knows why. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sacred things have a dierent resonance but are no better or worse than regular things. So while you honor sacred things, you love ordinary things, too, seeing them as worthy of your attention and care. TODAYS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 9). Your success secret this year is simple enough: Youll make promises that others nd useful, and youll keep them. You know your value, and youll set standards that reect it. Your eorts to learn new skills, develop your talents and become a better friend will open the way for joy like youve never known. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 3, 22, 28 and 49.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but because she kept lashing out at me for anything from using a cotton swab to following proper directions exiting the train, to asking simple „ but, in her mind, ridiculous „ questions. This is not new behavior. Her brother has also observed her overreactive behavior to minor things. I treated her and her roommate to dinners out and stocked her apartment with groceries, in addition to making signicant nancial contributions toward her tuition. Im also splitting the cost of her monthly rent with her dad. I feel hurt, like she regards me as only an ATM. She wouldnt even let me use her European electrical adapter to charge my phone before leaving for the airport. Should I convey how hurt I feel and, if so, what are your suggestions? I feel if I have a phone conversation, she will sigh, tell me she doesnt have time for this or accuse me of being a killjoy. If I put it in a letter, Ill feel like a coward, but it will allow me to express my feelings without interruption or protest. „ UNAPPRECIATED IN VERMONT DEAR UNAPPRECIATED: Frankly, Im surprised you werent crying because you recognized your part in creating the self-entitled monster your daughter has become. You should have put a stop to it when she rst started overreactingŽ with rude, insensitive and ungrateful behavior. By all means write her a letter, and when you do, tell her she behaved shamefully, it was hurtful, and that you will no longer tolerate it. Be sure she understands she will not get another penny until you receive an apology and assurances that you wont be subjected to that kind of abuse again. Continue practicing tough love until you see real changes in your daughters attitude. DEAR ABBY: After 23 years together, my wife, after spending time with her grown children, brought home photos of her deceased former husband. The photos that bother me are the ones in which they are holding hands. He was the stepfather to her now-middle-aged children. They had 19 years together, and he had a daughter who became my wifes stepdaughter. The stepdaughter posted on social media that she missed her dad. My wife expressed the same feelings and said she thinks about him, too. When my wife posted those sentiments on the internet, everyone could read it. Those pictures and feelings bother me. Am I wrong for being angry about this? „ UPSET IN CALIFORNIA DEAR UPSET: Its time to grow up and accept that your wife was married „ I presume happily „ before her former husbands death. If you want a healthy marriage, stop competing with a dead man. For her to express solidarity with her former stepdaughter was no reection on her love for or her marriage to you. Your feelings are not all that unusual, but you are wrong to be angry. If you need reassurance, ask your wife for it, and Im sure shell give it to you. Because she once loved another man doesnt mean she doesnt love you.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.Ž Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: Fires can break out in our homes and spread incredibly fast. Be aware that the heat and smoke can be more dangerous than ames, and gases can make you and your family members sleepy. The leading cause of re deaths is asphyxiation, even more than burns. The minute you smell smoke or see ames, take these steps: „ For a small re, grab an extinguisher and put it out. However, if you cannot quickly get the ames under control, leave the house ASAP. „If you are behind a closed door, rst use the back of your hand to touch the doorknob and the top of the door before you open it. If the door is hot or warm, do not open it. Instead, try to get out through a window, if possible. If the door is cool, open it a bit to see if there is a clear escape route. Be sure to close the door as you leave to stop the re from spreading. „If you see smoke, get down on the oor and crawl under the smoke. The poisonous gases and smoke rise rst to the ceiling. After all family members are out of the house, call 911. Gather your family and go over these escape plans often so your children will know what to do. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a great use for the sample credit cards that come in the mail. I nd it is most helpful to use them as pot scrapers. They clear o the stu stuck to my pans, like oatmeal or cream soups. Best of all, they do so without scratching the pan, so this hint is especially good for nonstick surfaces. „ Elizabeth from Oregon Dear Readers: If you display an American ag in your yard, give it a quick check every so often to see how its surviving the weather „ sun, rain and wind. Make sure that it hasnt become torn or ripped. To make it last longer, keep it clean. If the ag is nylon, cotton or acetate, handwash with cool water and gently scrub with a mild detergent. Rinse well. Lay the ag at and allow it to dry. But if the ag is older, sentimental or valuable, take it to a dry cleaner. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My smartphone is indispensable, but recently I found some new ways to use it. My grandmother is in an assisted living facility, and I do all the shopping for her. With my busy life, I forget exactly what she likes, and she does like specic brands. So now I use my smartphone to take pictures of these products in her bathroom and kitchen. I also do it for my picky children. It sure helps when I am at the supermarket. „ Belinda from Washington Dear Heloise: Whenever I cook spaghetti, which is a family favorite, the red sauce always seems to end up on my childrens clothing. Those stains are hard to remove, along with French salad dressing, another family favorite. What can I do? „ Katy from Massachusetts Dear Katy: Heres how to remove it from clothing with synthetic bers or cottons, but do NOT use this method on silk fabric. Grab a clean, cotton cloth and dampen with water and then moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a tad of white vinegar. Turn the clothing inside out, put it on a towel and dab the stain until its gone. Do not rub because that can spread the stain. Rinse well in clear water. „ Heloise Dear Heloise: My husband started rinsing his razor in alcohol, and he hasnt had to change the blade for several months! He used to get about 10 shaves from a blade, so he has saved about $30 so far. „ Bonnie from Basin, WyomingDaughters bratty behavior drives her unappreciated mom to tearsDear Abby Hints from Heloise


Page 8 E/N/C The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 By ANDREW DALTONAP ENTERTAINMENT WRITERLOS ANGELES „ Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms I Dream of JeannieŽ and The Bob Newhart Show,Ž has died, a family spokesman said Saturday. Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, at his home where he had been living with his son, spokesman Steve Moyer told The Associated Press. Daily was not a household name but he was a household face, familiar to many millions of baby-boomer viewers in the 1960s and 70s from two of the eras biggest shows. He played Major Roger Healy in all “ve seasons of I Dream of JeannieŽ from 1965 to 1970. Healy was the astronaut partner to Larry Hagmans Major Anthony Nelson as both men tried to contain the antics of Jeannie, the blond bombshell who lived in a bottle played by Barbara Eden. Eden said on Twitter Friday night that Daily was Our favorite zany astronaut.Ž Billy was wonderful to work with,Ž Eden said. He was a funny, sweet man that kept us all on our toes. Im so thankful to have known and worked with that rascal.Ž Just two years later he landed a very similar role and had an even longer run on The Bob Newhart Show,Ž playing aviator Howard Borden behind Newharts psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley for 140 episodes between 1972 and 1978. Newhart, now 89, tweeted Friday night that he and Daily had been friends since both were trying to get into standup comedy in the 1950s, and Daily was a clutch comedian that could make anything work on the sitcom. He was our bullpen guy „ you could always go to him,Ž Newhart said. He was one of the most positive people Ive ever known. I will miss him dearly.ŽBill Daily, sidekick on hit 60s and 70s sitcoms, dies at 91 AP FILE PHOTOIn a Sept. 5, 2007 le photo, Bill Daily arrives for TV Lands 35th anniversary tribute to The Bob Newhart Show.Ž Family spokesman Steve Moyer said Saturday, that Daily died Tuesday of natural causes in New Mexico. He was 91. By ELLIOT SPAGATASSOCIATED PRESSANAHEIM, Calif. „ Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,Ž taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his pro“le campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didnt mention President Donald Trump by name during a 20-minute speech in the key Southern California battleground of Orange County but the allusions were clear. Were in a challenging moment because, when you look at the arc of American history, theres always been a push and pull between those who want to go forward and those who want to look back, between those who want to divide and those are seeking to bring people together, between those who promote the politics of hope and those who exploit the politics of fear,Ž he said. His appearance „ one day after a strongly worded critique of Trump at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign „ touched on themes of retirement security, climate change and education. If we dont step up, things can get worse,Ž the former president told the audience at the Anaheim Convention Center. In two months, we have the chance to restore some sanity to our politics. We have the chance to ”ip the House of Representatives and make sure there are real checks and balances in Washington.Ž Obama gave shout-outs to seven Democratic candidates in competitive House districts across California that are considered crucial to the partys efforts to oust Republicans from control. Four of those districts are at least partly in Orange County, a formerly reliable GOP bastion that went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Were going to put on our marching shoes, were going to start knocking on some doors, were going to start making some calls,Ž he said to cheers. Clinton trounced Trump by more than 4 million votes in California in 2016 and carried Orange County by 9 percentage points. A surge in immigrants has transformed California and its voting patterns. The number of Hispanics, blacks and Asians combined has outnumbered whites in the state since 1998. Meanwhile, new voters, largely Latinos and Asians, lean Democratic. In Orange County, Republicans held a 13-point edge in voter registration 10 years ago but that has shrunk to 3 points while independents, who tend to vote like Democrats in California, have climbed to 25 percent. Democrats, hoping to build on their 39-14 advantage in the states congressional delegation, are eyeing Republican seats in districts that Clinton won in 2016. Each of the seven candidates that Obama campaigned for on Saturday “t that description. In Orange County, GOP Rep. Mimi Walters faces a challenge from Katie Porter, a law professor at University of California at Irvine. Environmental lawyer Mike Levin is seeking an open seat to replace retiring GOP Rep. Darrell Issa in a district that includes part of Orange County. Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, whose district encompasses part of Orange County, is fending off a challenge from Democratic real estate investor Harley Rouda to secure a 16th term in Congress despite barely winning 30 percent of the primary vote. In the other Orange County race, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic philanthropist and Navy veteran, is vying for an open seat created by retiring Republican Ed Royce. Obama also highlighted two races in the states Central Valley, praising venture capitalist Josh Harder in his bid to unseat fourterm Republican Jeff Denham, and T.J. Cox, who is challenging David Valadao in a district where Democrats hold a 17-point advantage in voter registration. He also made a plug for nonpro“t executive Katie Hill in her Los Angelesarea race to unseat sophomore Republican Steve Knight, who won an underwhelming 53 percent of the vote in 2016. California Republicans said Obamas appearance would have little impact and may even help their party. I wish he would come more often because he reminds Republicans of eight years of misery,Ž said Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel, who lives in Orange County. It reminds the Republicans why these midterms are important.Ž Obama is expected to deliver a similar message in Cleveland on Thursday, when he campaigns on behalf of Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor, and other Democrats.Obama, on campaign swing, urges sanity in our politics AP PHOTOFormer President Barack Obama greets supporters as he campaigns in support of California congressional candidates, Saturday, in Anaheim, Calif. By MICHAEL FINNEGANLOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps former personal attorney, has asked Stephanie Clifford, the porn actress known as Stormy Daniels, to return the $130,000 payoff she received in exchange for keeping quiet about her alleged affair with Trump. A lawyer for Cohen and Essential Consultants LLC, the shell company that he used to pay Daniels, demanded the money in a letter to her attorney, Michael Avenatti. The lawyer, Brent Blakely, said Cohen would agree to void the nondisclosure agreement that he and Clifford signed just before the November 2016 presidential election. Clifford offered months ago to return the $130,000 if Cohen and Trump would cancel the con“dentiality pact. But Avenatti said Saturday that she “rst wants to take the depositions of Cohen and Trump. This is nothing more than a stunt designed to avoid Cohen and Trump from answering questions under oath,Ž Avenatti said by email. When Cohen pleaded guilty last month to eight felonies, he admitted that the payoff to Clifford was an illegal donation to Trumps campaign. He said Trump directed him to buy her silence. Trump has denied having the 2006 affair and said he had no advance knowledge of the payment. His lawyer, Charles Harder, did not respond to an email seeking comment. In court papers “led when Cohen pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors said the Trump Organization had already reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels. Blakely, whose letter to Avenatti was “rst reported by CNN, declined to comment on whether Cohen would return any money that his company might get from Clifford to the Trump Organization.Michael Cohen asks Stormy Daniels to give back $130,000 AP FILE PHOTOIn this Monday, April 16, le photo adult lm actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York. The company set up by Donald Trumps former personal attorney has agreed to rescind Daniels hush-money agreement and drop its planned $20 million lawsuit against the porn actress for violating the agreement. WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacksNEW YORK (AP) „ A New York City subway station has reopened for the “rst time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago. Cheers erupted as the “rst train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station at noon Saturday. The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway systems No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way. The new station cost $181 million and features a mosaic that uses words from the Declaration of Independence.April trial date set for 2 charged in warehouse fire deathsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) „ A California judge has set an April 2 start date for the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 people in an Oakland warehouse “re. Derick Almena and Max Harris are each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. Judge James Cramer last month scuttled a plea deal, citing Almenas lack of remorse. Cramer said he believed Harris was truly remorseful, but the plea bargain was a package deal, so both were rejected. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that the judges “rm trial date could crumble if he grants a motion to reinstate the plea agreement or if he decides the case should be moved to another county to ensure an unbiased jury. Pre-trial hearings have been set for Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.Hotel sued over Legionnaires disease outbreakHAMPTON, N.H. (AP) „ Two Massachusetts women are suing a New Hampshire hotel at the center of a Legionnaires disease outbreak. WMUR-TV reports that Louise Pare, of Gardner, and Celeste Billington, of Templeton, were diagnosed with Legionnaires disease after staying at The Sands Resort for three days starting Aug. 3. Fifteen people have been con“rmed as having contracted Legionnaires disease in Hampton at the end of July or beginning of August, including one person who died. Legionnaires disease is a bacterial pneumonia spread by inhaling droplets of contaminated water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the bacteria in shower heads or sink heads in three guest rooms, a hot tub, water heater and outdoor shower house. The lawsuit was “led Friday in Rockingham Superior Court. The hotel owner declined to comment Saturday.Father of man hurt in train-truck crash sues over crossingCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) „ The father of a man injured when a trash truck he was riding in was struck by a train full of Republican lawmakers is suing over the crossing where the collision happened. Charlottesville TV stations WCAV and WVIR report Dennis Eddys father “led a lawsuit Friday against CSX Transportation, which owns the track, and Buckingham Branch Railroad, which operates it. The suit alleges the crossing signal hadnt been properly maintained. Neither company could be reached for comment Saturday. Another passenger was killed in the crash outside of Charlottesville. The trucks driver has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and being under the in”uence. Witnesses told investigators the truck entered the crossing after the safety gates had come down. People who live near the crossing have also told AP that the gates were known to malfunction. The lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages.Missouri sheriffs deputy dies when flooding sweeps away carFAIR GROVE, Mo. (AP) „ Authorities say a Missouri sheriffs deputy has died after his patrol car was swept away by ”oodwaters. The Spring“eld NewsLeader reports that 35-year-old Greene County Deputy Aaron Paul Roberts had just returned to service following a 911 hang-up call Friday night when he radioed that his car had been washed off the road into the Pomme de Terre River in Fair Grove, which is about 180 miles southwest of St. Louis. Sheriff Jim Arnott says Roberts body was found inside the car a short time later. The National Weather Service in Spring“eld reports that there was heavy rainfall and ”ooding in low-lying areas in that region Friday night. Roberts had worked for the Greene County Sheriffs Of“ce for about a year. He is survived by a wife and child. HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONNATIONAL NEWS


REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK • LAKE PLACID • SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, September 9, 2018Town homes available on Lake June SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThese town homes are at 1106 and 1108 Lake June Road in Lake Placid. These properties are priced for $292,500 each and can be bought separately or together. The properties are listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring. If you are looking for a move-in ready place overlooking Lake June that offers plenty of fun for all, then look no further! This community offers beautiful town homes with nice upgrades, boat dock with slips and community boat launch, sandy beach, “re pit, and just across the street is Lake June West Golf & Athletic Club with a pool. Both of these units are available for sale and each offers its own style and colors. Both units are also being sold furnished. Unit 1106 Lake June Road offers Earth tone colored tile ”ooring on the main level with wood laminate, tile and beige carpeting on the upper ”oor. The main ”oor consists of a full bath COURTESY PHOTOThese town homes are at 1106 and 1108 Lake June Road in Lake Placid. These properties are priced for $292,500 each and can be b ought separately or together. The properties are listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus in Sebring. DIRECTIONS1106 and 1108 Lake June Road, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn onto Lake June Road. Follow to the Townhomes on Lake June West on the left.Beautiful home in Meadlowlake subdivisionSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 49 Meadowlake Circle South in Lake Placid. It is priced for $499,900 and is listed with Debbie McCullough with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Live like youre on vacation every day in this spectacular home. Nothing has been overlooked in the recent refurbishment and the home is exquisitely detailed with plenty of room for family or friends. This home has 4,236 of living square feet and 7,628 total square feet with four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, of“ce and a pool. This home has many places to spread out and enjoy the Florida lifestyle. The living room, great room, master suite and guest bath all open to the pool area making entertaining a pleasure. The master suite is “t for royalty. The stunning bath has a large soaking tub, separate shower and toilet areas, walk-in COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 49 Meadowlake Circle South in Lake Placid. It is priced for $499,900 and is listed with Debbie McCullough with Heartland Real Estate Corp. DIRECTIONS49 Meadowlake Circle South, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, turn east onto County Road 621. Turn right onto Holmes Avenue. Turn right onto Meadowlake Drive. Continue to the round about. Take the second exit and turn onto Meadowlake Circle South. The home is on the left.Sebring lake front home with acreageSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 3100 Manatee Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $350,000 and is listed with Anita Zahn with Advantage Realty #1. Have you ever dreamed of having a lake front house on acreage? Now you can and its affordable! This lake front home is on eight-plus acres and is zoned agriculture. The home is over 2,100 square feet with three bedrooms, two baths, a 42-foot porch and a 20 by 60 workshop on the property. The home has had some renovations, so dont let the age fool you. The owners used the third bedroom, sized at 12 by 15, as a den. The room off the kitchen can be a den or an of“ce. A family room, or a huge dining room, is perfect for all your entertaining needs. This room features a vaulted and beamed ceiling with huge windows with great views of the back yard and Little Red Water Lake. This home has so many possibilities. Two deck areas are out back; one is 16 COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3100 Manatee Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $350,000 and is listed with Anita Zahn with Advantage Realty #1 DIRECTIONS3100 Manatee Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn left onto Scenic Highway. Turn left onto Manatee Drive. The home is on the right.BOCK | 2C MCCULLOUGH | 3C ZAHN | 2C


C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 People in Real Estate Debra McCullough is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-441-1319. Kevin and Teresa Bock are with Re/Max Realty Plus. Call 863-381-9063 or 863-3817884. Anita Zahn is with Advantage Realty in Sebring. Call 863-840-1420. with glass shower enclosure, large dining room with two storage/panty closets, and a kitchen with plenty of seating at the oversized breakfast bar and counter area and it is open to the large living room. The kitchen has white cabinets with granite counter tops, GE Pro“le stainless steel appliances and also includes an ice maker. This unit is also wired for security and central vac system. The open ”oor plan is popular and you will love the awesome view of the lake that greets you the minute you walk in the door. The seller has installed Skeeter Beater screens on both the upper and lower porches and also includes a retractable power awning. The master bedroom has sliders that open for a panoramic view of Lake June while relaxing on the private porch. The master bath includes a double-headed shower with rain shower head and a double-sink vanity and granite counter tops with separate water closet. Both guest bedrooms have plenty of sleeping space that include two twin trundle beds in each room. The guest bath includes white cabinets with granite top and tile shower/tub combination with jacuzzi jetted tub. The laundry area comes completed with top-of-the-line washer and dryer and includes a laundry sink. Also included with the sale of this unit is the assignable boat slip. The garage is air-conditioned but has not been included in the air-conditioned space. There is an access door from each side between 1106 and 1108 so would be ideal for anyone wanting to purchase both sides or live in one and lease out the other side. Unit 1108 Lake June Road was completed more in a Florida cool blue color scheme and includes white cabinets throughout with granite tops, upgrade GE Pro“le appliances, upgraded lighting and fans and washed look tile plank ”ooring all in the main ”oor. This unit is nicely furnished with white and cool blue colors to match the wall colors throughout. There is so much open space that it appears larger than it is and is great as year-round or seasonal home. This unit also includes an upper and lower porch with the Skeeter Beater and includes the retractable power awning too. Included on the main ”oor is a full bath with tile and glass shower enclosure, large dining area open to the kitchen and living room. There is plenty of seating in the dining and kitchen area to accommodate a few or the whole family and more! Both the lower and upper levels have awesome views of the lake. The second story includes the master suite and bath as well as two guest bedrooms, guest bath with tile and glass enclosed shower, laundry area with upgraded washer and dyer as well as wash tub sink. All bedrooms include neutral beige carpeting. The quarterly maintenance $610 fee includes insurance to the exterior of the units, maintenance of all exterior and common area and the dock, and basic cable. These town homes are made for enjoying all that Lake June has to offer and are close to Lake Placid and Sebring. To make an appointment to preview or for more information, call Kevin and Teresa Bock at 863-381-9063 or 863-3817884, visit TeresaBock. com or email Teresa@ PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThese town homes are made for enjoying all that Lake June has to oer and are close to Lake Placid and Sebring. The 1106 Lake June Road unit has an assigned boat 20 and the second is 12 by 20. The out building/ work shop is 20 by 60 and it has divided rooms; one is used as a gym with a wall air-conditioning unit. This space could be a great of“ce. Another area has a garage door and is used for storage. It also has one tack/feed room with two stalls. Another building is a old bomb shelter. The property has a 176-foot sea wall; the lake frontage needs some cleaning up. This is a rare “nd. The price is so affordable you have room to make changes of your own. The home is being sold as is, inspection welcome. For more information, call Zahn at 863-840-1420. Ask about MLS 248948.ZAHNFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThis home has many places to spread out and enjoy the Florida lifestyle. The living room, great room, master suite and guest bath all open to the pool area making entertaining a pleasure. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change. Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3604946-1 211 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870 Call Today 863-414-6570 Rona Port Realtor Call Today 863-414-1450 Elease DeYoung Realtor Florida Properties Group PROPERTIES ARE SELLING...I CAN SELL YOURS TOO!SEND ME YOUR LISTINGS!! This home is a 3/2 with a 1 car garage. Open 10 X 14 porch in rear. Galley style kitchen, tiled floors throughout. Nice corner lot.$149,900 Well maintained 2 BR, 2 BA home has open plan feel & a good sized family room that is open from dining area to the back patio! Gated area for your children or even your pets! 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PAGE 29 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3closet and Restoration Hardware cabinets. it features an additional custom dressing room “t for a queen or king with California closet built-ins for shoe and handbag storage. The of“ce features a stunning Italian porcelain tile wall, beautiful sliding barn door and adjacent half bath with another Restoration Hardware cabinet. The formal dining area is just off the foyer and living room. It is suited for large gatherings and features beautiful moldings, draperies and plantation shutters. The kitchen, family room and informal dining area are the heart of the home. The kitchen features beautiful white cabinets, granite counter tops with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances „ Thermador cook-top, vent, and double oven. It opens to the 31 by 17 family room with wood burning “replace and custom built-in entertainment center with television. Just off of this great space is a wing of three additional bedrooms and two baths. Two of the three bedrooms in this area have a Jack-and-Jill bath with private shower and toilet area. The third bedroom has access to another full bath that also services the pool area. The patio overlooking the pool, spa and expansive back yard has abundant space for lounging and entertaining. The beautifully landscaped three-quarter acre lot adds to the privacy. Do you have recreational toys? The home has storage galore with a four-car garage and enormous utility room perfect for crafting or hobbies. A brand new roof was installed in 2018 and interior and exterior paint was redone as well. Restoration Hardware light “xtures are throughout the house. All bathrooms have been completely remodeled with updated features. The home has Travertine, tile and wood ”ooring throughout. The Meadowlake Homeowners Association includes a park on Lake Huntley with community dock, picnic and play areas as well as central water. This home is an incredible value for its quality and size. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call McCullough at 863-441-1319. See more photos online at PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe large family/dining room features a vaulted and beamed ceiling with huge windows with great views of the back yard and Little Red Water Lake. Baker joins Heartland Real EstateSEBRING „ One of Highlands Countys top real estate “rms, Heartland Real Estate Corp., is pleased to announce the addition of its newest associate, Tyler Baker. Baker is a lifelong resident of Sebring who graduated from Sebring High School with honors in 2012. He went on to receive his college degree from the University of South Florida with honors in 2015. We are very happy to have Tyler join the HREC family,Ž said Jimmy Wohl, HREC president/broker. Tyler is dedicated to the Sebring area and has deep roots here.Ž Since college, Baker has been a project manager in both commercial and residential construction. He is a member of Grace Bible Church and enjoys the outdoors, hunting, “shing, Scuba diving and spending time with family and friends. Whether you are buying or selling any type of property anywhere in the Central Florida area, our team is not only committed to helping you accomplish your real estate goals, but we treat you like family because we are family,Ž Wohl said. The addition of Tyler Baker continues to enhance what we can do for our clients.Ž Heartland Real Estate Corporation is a real estate brokerage and development “rm located in Sebring for more than 20 years. With extensive knowledge in all areas of real estate investment, HREC specializes in development, agricultural, commercial and residential properties. For more information, visit or call 863-382-3887. BAKERFreestanding baths combine art with plumbingASK THE PLUMBERED DEL GRANDEQuestion: Dear Ed: I have an opportunity to design my bathroom from scratch since we are building a new house. While looking into bath tubs Ive noticed tubs called freestandingŽ baths. I also noticed this type of bath is a high-end plumbing “xture. Can you please tell me what makes these tubs so special and why they are so expensive? „ Karen, Washington state Answer: A freestanding bath is basically a self-supporting bath tub with “nished sides inside and out. This means there is no need to build an enclosure around the tub or install the tub against a wall. Freestanding baths give you the freedom of placing the “xture in the middle of your bathroom, making it the focal point. With that in mind, many freestanding baths look more like a sculpture and less like a plumbing “xture. Solid cast resin materials are often used to create freestanding baths. Freestanding baths are available in many shapes and sizes. Options can include bubble massage and heated surfaces. With all these high-end features, I hope you can see why a freestanding bath can soak up a large portion of your bathroom budget. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 Landscape inspections vital tool in home buying processEditors note: This column originally published July 1. One type of inspection is often overlooked and is not considered important when either selling, buying or renting a home „ a landscape inspection. A well maintained landscape in the immediate area of the property is a good “rst impression on a buyer, triggering a sense of trust when previewing the interior of the home. Frequently sellers prefer to invest in the interior of a home, based on the concept that todays families spend their time inside, instead of outside. The “rst impression of the daily traf“c is the exterior of the property, for which an attractive simple landscape can attract a potential buyer. Remember when you are listing your property for sale or rent prepare it to attract the interest of your tenant or buyer to be, not yours. A landscape inspection is not always considered a priority by either party in a real estate transaction. After the transfer of title and “nancing are in place it becomes the buyers burden to deal with issues, if any. A few of the possible surprises are plants or tree around the perimeter of the house, which can cause expensive damage to the foundation of your new home. In my 27 plus years in real estate, I have being approached by buyers because no disclosure on the landscape was given by the seller through the transaction. It is the buyers due diligence to have any inspection he or she “nds necessary. A landscape inspection will clarify the type of plant or tree, if the location will or will not harm the structure. It will show unhealthy conditions of trees and plants. Inspecting the irrigation system, soil, grading, decks and patios is important to a prudent buyer for better understanding of the actual conditions and the maintenance required. Some additional “ndings when you have a thorough landscape inspection are over saturation of soil, tree branches hanging over the home, which may cause roof damage and invite unwanted guest such as rats, raccoon, snake, ants and roaches to share your home. This inspection can discover if the sprinkler system is unaligned leading to dry rot or termites. Another forgotten item is the rain gutters; are they ef“cient or inef“cient, causing drainage clogging, creating strong odors inside the home and interior stains? The lawn slopes can be draining towards the house rather than away setting up a ”ooding issue that will bring mosquitoes and strong odors due the constant accumulation of water for an inde“nite period of time. Lets remember we live in Florida, a climate with year round humidity. Buyers need to ask about the components covered by a landscape inspection and research the experience and knowledge of the inspector and the inspection companys reputation. The investment of a home is worth the cost to have all types of inspection done by a reputable, professional company with certi“ed inspectors who are up to date with the neighborhood trend. If you are buying either for investment or for your family to enjoy, it is best to prevent mayor expenses in repairs due to lack of knowledge or awareness on damages caused by poor maintenance from a previous owner. Your Realtor can assist you in selecting a reputable inspection professional. The prices varies on inspections, starting at $75-120 for termites and pest report, from $150350 on an arborist review and $350-450 for a septic system inspection, and last but certainly not least important, the removal of a tree can be in the $1,500. Some companies offer a free quote or a reduction on the inspection, so be aware on those deals. When a company does inspection and repairs they might have a consideration on the inspection cost if you give them the work to repair when needed. Con“rm if it is a certi“ed “rm with a certi“ed inspector and they are current on the type of inspection you need in the area where the property is located. Here is a brief landscape inspection check list to assist you: 1) Patios and deck 2) Fence conditions 3) Waters features 4) Soil composition and grading 5) Trees, plants and grass 6) Retaining walls 7) Irrigation system 8) Pools 9) Outdoors kitchens or “replaces 10) Drainage and erosion To submit questions, comments or topics, call Julio Seda at 786-9918235 or email 0532315@ METRO CREATIVE IMAGESA landscape inspection can be a vital tool when buying a home and it is the buyers due diligence to have any inspection he or she “nds necessary.TODAYS REAL ESTATE Julio Seda SPREAD THE NEWS! There  s something for everyone in the 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. € SEBRING, FL 33875 KIM REED863-381-6575kimbreed@comcast.netHELEN 863-382-6575 THE COUNTRY CLUB OFFICE 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. SEBRING, FL 33875 The Reed Ferry TeamWeve teamed up to give you DOUBLE THE AGENTS, DOUBLE THE SERVICE! Call Us Today For Your FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $269,900Fabulous custom-built executive home has all the bells and whistles youd expect including a breathtaking view of the Lanai, pond and golf course. Vaulted ceilings, modern light xtures, hardwood oors, accent walls and niches, plus a 20x32 screened Lanai. MLS# 248988 The #1 Two-Agent Team in Highlands CountyNEW LISTINGS IN COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRINGadno=3610207-1 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $299,900Lovely well-maintained custom-built 3BR/3BA/2 Car + Golf Cart home is sure to please even the most discerning buyer. e open oor plan is accentuated by the 12 ceilings. Youll love the parklike view while sitting on your screened Lanai. Furnishings Available. MLS# 249226 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING $599,900One of the most spacious homes in Country Club of Sebring, this 7 BR/ 5 full and two bath home will accommodate even the largest family. Situated on over acre lot, youll love the view from the Lanai to the custom pool with waterfall and golf course beyond. MLS# 249187 See what all the buzz is about at Covered Bridge. The best 55+ community in the area. Find out what $85.00 a month HOA fees provides for you. Walk through the beautiful new Models with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage.Call 863-455-9927 THE NEW MODEL IS OPEN EVERYDAY! WWW.COVEREDBRIDGELAKEPLACID.COM AS LOW AS 5% Down* *Must be main residence10460 High Grove Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Directions: From US 27 S., take Lake Francis Rd West, 2 miles to Venetian Parkway, take Venetian Parkway, Follow signs to model homes. adno=3610249-1

PAGE 31 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5Introducing the Quick Mortgage ShopperOver the years, the topic that has attracted the largest number of readers on my site is shopping for a mortgage. I just counted 70 articles on the subject, going back to the year 2000. There are many articles because shopping is a multi-stage process, with complexities and challenges arising at each stage. The multi-lender shopping facility on my site is designed to guide shoppers through the entire process. This article describes a quicker and simpler approach to mortgage shopping that was recently implemented „ the Quick Mortgage Shopper or QMS. It has emerged late in the development of my approach to mortgage shopping because one must know all the hazards of the main road before “nding a safe short cut. Though not for everyone, those who can use QMS will shop as effectively as those who go through the longer process, and spend much less time doing it.Simplifying assumptionsQMS skips 3 steps in the shopping process: Determining whether the shopper quali“es … QMS assumes that she does. Determining the preferred type of mortgage … the user must know the type of mortgage she wants beforehand. QMS requires the shopper to select a 30 or 15-year FRM, or a 5/1, 7/1 or 10/1 ARM. Determining the preferred combination of interest rate and lender points … QMS assumes the borrower wants the lowest interest rate at zero points and other fees. The borrower who wants to buy down the interest rate by paying points, and the borrower who needs a rebate from the lender to meet cash needs, should not use QMS. Another name for QMS is Rate Shopper.ŽAdjusting the rate for transaction featuresThe core feature of QMS is the calculation of a competitive rate that is unique to the shopper based on the features of the shoppers transaction that affect the rate. These features are the loan purpose, purchase price or property value, down payment, loan amount, property zip code, FICO score, type of property, type of occupancy, lock period, and escrow waiver. The shoppers information is used to derive a no-fee interest rate from each of the lenders who deliver prices to my web site, and the lowest of those rates is reported to the shopper. The shopping rate is thus a competitive rate that the shopper can use to shop anywhere „ but not anytime. Since rates are reset every morning, shoppers who use the QMS to shop should refresh it every day, even after selecting a lender, until the lender selected locks the loan rate.Comparison to the CFPB Shopping GuideTo my knowledge, the only other mortgage-shopping guide is the Explore Interest RatesŽ tool provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Instead of a shopping rate that a competing lender should match or better, CFPB shows a distribution of rates, and leaves it to the shopper to decide which rate in the distribution is the lowest they can expect to “nd by shopping. For example, given the loan features I entered on August 21, CFPB told me that in Pennsylvania where I live, rates ranged from 4.5% to 5.75% with a clustering at 4.875%. Since there is no way to determine the reasons for the differences, this is not much help. Furthermore, where the rates posted on my site are updated daily, in line with market practice, the CFPB rates are updated on Wednesdays and Fridays only. In sum, the CFPB rates might be useful to a visitor from Mars interested in knowing whether interest rates are closer to 5 percent than 50 percent, but for earth-bound shoppers they are useless. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of “nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.comMORTGAGE PROFESSORJack Guttentag Average US mortgage rates tick up30-year at 4.54 percentBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON „ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up this week for the second straight week, remaining substantially higher than a year ago amid strength in the economy. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, “xed-rate mortgages rose to 4.54 percent from 4.52 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been running at their highest levels in seven years. The average benchmark 30-year rate reached a high this year of 4.66 percent on May 24. By contrast, the rate stood at 3.78 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, “xed-rate loans edged up to 3.99 percent this week from 3.97 percent last week. Rising home prices, tight inventories of affordable homes and historically higher mortgage rates have dampened home sales despite the strong economy. Home borrowing costs may be slowly on the rise again in coming weeks,Ž said Freddie Mac chief economist Sam Khater. He said the lack of affordable homes is hindering many interested buyers this fall, even as the robust economy brings them into the market.Ž To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30year “xed-rate mortgages was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point. The fee on 15-year mortgages fell to 0.4 point from 0.5 point. The average rate for “ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages jumped to 3.93 percent from 3.85 percent last week. The fee remained at 0.3 point. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this August photograph, a sold placard tops a sale sign outside homes on the market in Denver. On Thursday, Sept. 6, Freddie Mac reports on the weeks average U.S. mortgage rates.5 reasons to remodel your bathroomBy BRANDON PURDUMHOMEADVISORIf youve been pining for new granite counter tops, hoping to spruce up those outdated bathroom cabinets or longing for a larger, more luxurious spa-style bathtub, now is a good time to get that bathroom remodel underway. With the many options available in everything from “xtures to ”ooring, its possible to make a few upgrades on a budget big or small! Here are “ve reasons to refresh your bathroom today: 1. You spend a lot of time in your bathroom. According to an American Standard survey on bathroom habits, the average person spends more than 30 minutes of time in the bathroom each day, adding up to more than seven days a year! We dedicate so much of our time freshening up in front of the vanity mirror that it makes the bathroom a hotspot in any home. 2. The right remodel is built to last. The restored beauty and improved functionality of a remodeled bathroom will provide you added enjoyment not only immediately after its done, but well into the future. Whether its the timeless feel of all-new tile ”ooring or the enhanced utility of a new ”oating vanity, your new bathroom is sure to please every day, week and month for years to come. Whats more, you can ensure that your bathroom is remodeled to adapt to your changing needs. Whether its installing in a walk-in tub or curbless shower, adjusting the height of your countertops or improving the overall ”oorplan, updating your bathroom can help make your space more comfortable and accommodating for aging in place. 3. Added storage reduces clutter. Ever “nd yourself fumbling through endless items just to “nd your hairbrush, shaving cream or dental ”oss? The extra storage in a new modern bathroom cabinet could be the key to a cleaner, BATH | 7C 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE SEBRING1026 S ebring, Florida 863 2 14.7 9 5 9 New House3 bed/2bath $210,000 www.souths p CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 Avon Park 2/1 Villa$550/mo + $325 sec. New carpeting. Call Tommy:863-873-1654 WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. Must have sufficient equity. Ken 863-441-2689 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Lakefront Home 2000 sf home $1,000/mo 1yr lease, NO PETS.863-382-2221 HOMES FOR RENT1210 Apartments & Housesfor Rent in Highlands County Starting at $450Pet Friendly!Call Seizethesales withClassified! DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 Lake Placid~ recently renovated duplex 2/1, tile floors. $750 +1st, last & sec. 863381-3800 or 305-781-0007 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Duplex~ 2/1 great location, remodeled, no pets, W/D hookup. $550 1st, last + $500 sec. 863-471-6966 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Sebring~ 1/1, includes water, sewer & garbage. $450. First, last & sec. No Pets. 800-743-2301 S e b r i ng~ new comp l ete l y remodeled lrg 1bd & 2 bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. $600/mo 863-588-0303 Sebring Lake Front Condos & HousesNew kitchens; 1br starting at $550; 2 br starting at $675 1yr lease, NO PETS. 863-382-2221 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT1340 Sebring~1/1 newly remodeled, quiet park & pets welcome! $595/mo, trash incl. Call Philip 863-899-1762 Sebring~ 2/1 $550/mo plus 1st, last & $35 background check; No Dogs. 863-381-4110 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 A von P ar k ~ S tu di o ( w /b at h fridge & microwave only; 1 person only) Newly updated. $550/mo + sec. No smokers, Next to Olympic rest. Landmark Suites, 510 US Hwy 27 N. By appointment. 954-612-8585 Lake Placid~ 1/1; singles only; includes electric, fridge & microwave. $400. 863-699-0049 F i n d y o u r B e s t F r i e n d i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 Sebring~ 2/2Furnished Mobile Homes in 55+communities. Francis I and/or Francis II. Utilities included, Very clean. 305-431-1283 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66.Great Medical, School, Real Estate space!863-471-0663 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL WAREHOUSE & STORAGE1640 Downtown Sebring~ 40x43 w/AC mezzanine offices. Great for shop or small business.863-446-3030


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PAGE 33 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7more organized and clutter-free bathroom space „ the kind that reduces your stress and saves your sanity. 4. An updated bathroom adds value to your home. When your bathroom transforms from the room you have to use into the place you want to be, its not just your quality of life that gets better. As a home improvement project, your bathroom remodel offers a strong return on investment, one that tends to hold its value over time while boosting your homes overall resale value in the future. Not only that, but an updated bathroom is a powerful attention grabber when it comes to attracting the right buyer, making it easier to sell your home once the time comes to put it on the market. 5. Luxury features reduce stress. Lets face it. Nothing melts away the stress of a long day quite as effectively as relaxing in your very own luxury spa. And with a nearly endless variety of styles, features and products to choose from, you have the opportunity to create a truly personalized spa experience right in the comfort of your home. Whether youre looking for the ease of an oversized shower, the quiet elegance of a freestanding bathtub or the indulgence of heated tile ” ooring, a bathroom remodel offers the opportunity to elevate your personal space to whole a new level. HomeAdvisor is an online marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted service professionals to complete home projects. Visit PAGE 5C METRO CREATIVE IMAGESOne big reason to refresh or remodel your ba throom is because you spend a lot of time in there. How do I flush my water heater?By ANGIES LISTPAUL F. P. POGUEMuch like changing your cars oil, a water heater needs regular maintenance for top performance. A water heater ” ush clears out sediment and minerals such as calcium and lime, which could impede your heaters performance. Whether you have a gas or electric heater, sediment buildup represents a serious problem. Experts recommend that you drain and ” ush the tank once a year to keep it in good condition and extend its life. Fall is a good time to ” ush the tank if you havent done so already. You can expect to pay between $100 and $200 if you hire a professional for this service. Tankless water heaters also bene“ t from cleaning and ” ushing. Although they dont carry the same large amount of water as traditional tanks, scaling and sediment can build up in the pipes. This does take a bit longer than on a traditional tank, so youll be paying closer to the $200 end of the scale.What happens if I dont ush my water heater?The sediment buildup insulates the water from the heat source on the bottom of the tank, which forces the heater to work harder. As a result, the heater requires more time and energy to heat the same amount of water. If you leave sediment buildup untouched, it can create worse problems in the long term. Water pressure will drop, and pipes can burst. If sediment builds up high METRO CREATIVE IMAGESWhether you have a gas or electric water heater, sediment buildup represents a serious problem.HEATER | 8C Home Solution Lenders, Inc. It’s The Perfect Time To Own Your Dream Home


C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 enough, it can shut down the tank entirely. The harder your water, the more likely youll need a frequent ”ush. Hard water deposits more sediment than soft water. A noisy water heater is a sure sign of sediment buildup.How can I flush my water heater?You can drain your water heater yourself with no more tools than a garden hose, screwdriver and protective gloves. Take great care when coming in contact with the heater, pipes, and water „ it will all be very hot! 1. Turn off the gas or electricity. The manufacturers instructions should explain this. Turn the gas control knob to the pilotŽ position on a gas heater. For an electric heater, turn off the circuit breaker and disconnect the power supply. 2. Turn off the water supply valve. 3. Turn on the hot water faucet on a nearby sink, and keep it running while you work. This will prevent a vacuum from forming in the lines. 4. Attach your hose to the drain valve. Run it to a drain, driveway or empty bucket. You might need a manual pump if the water heater is in the basement. 5. Open the drain valve with a screwdriver. Allow the water to ”ow until it stops. If youre using a bucket, be prepared to empty it frequently. 6. Open and close the water supply valve several times to stir up and ”ush the lingering sediment. The water will ”ow quickly, so be ready! 7. Disconnect the hose and close the drain valve tightly. 8. Open the water supply valve. Turn on hot water faucets on all your “xtures to remove air bubbles. 9. Follow manufacturers instructions to restart your heater. Make sure the tank is full, or else you may damage the heating element. If you run into trouble, contact a licensed plumber. Paul F. P. Pogue is a reporter for Angies List, a trusted provider of local consumer reviews and an online marketplace of services from top-rated providers. Visit AngiesList. comHEATERFROM PAGE 7CWill dads new spouse have rights over our shared condo?By REAL ESTATE Q & AGARY M. SINGERQuestion: My father lives in a condo that he, myself and my sister all own as Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship.Ž He just got married, and I am wondering what his new spouses rights will be regarding the property? „ Steven Answer: To answer this question, we will need to discuss what Rights of SurvivorshipŽ means. Normally, when multiple people own property, they all own an equal share unless it was agreed otherwise in advance. For example, if Bob and Steve buy a property and put both names on the deed, they will own it 50-50. This is known by real estate folks as Tenants in Common.Ž In this situation, if one of them dies, that persons heirs, usually a spouse and children, will get their interest in the property. Sometimes, a co-owner will want the other co-owner to get the property in case one of them passes away. This is sometimes used as an estate planning tool, or for business purposes. In this case, the co-owners can instead elect to own the property as Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship,Ž and then if one co-owner dies, the other will continue to own the property, in effect absorbing the departing owners portion. In this case, since the other co-owner gets the full ownership, there is nothing left to go to the heirs. This situation gets more confusing because the property is your fathers home. Typically, a surviving spouse gets special protections to continue to live in the family home when the property-owning spouse passes away. These protections are robust, but there is an exception for property owned with co-owners vested with Rights of Survivorship.Ž It seems in your case that the new spouse would not have any interest in the property if your father were to pass on. However, these sorts of situations can be complicated, and the wording of the deed and other small things can make a big difference. You should speak with an appropriate professional to be sure what is going to happen in your situation. Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certi“ed as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his of“ce in Sunrise. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www. or follow him on Twitter @ GarySingerLaw. Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL € RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 N Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB DOG DAYS SALE! adno=3610212-1 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy ef“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car attached garage. So much a must see! MLS#247774 724 S. SUN N LAKE BLVD, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Remodeled 3BR/2BA w/open concept living, designer colors & on canal to Lake Grassy! Immaculate open concept home. Available 09.01.18. MLS#240848 $1350/mo. 6315 COLUMBUS BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Beautiful 3 BR/2BA open ” oor plan in great neighborhood & situated on almost half an acre. large master suite, walk in closet, living room, dining area and an open kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends. New Roof 2018 & New A/C. MLS# 248461 $224,900 117 COUNTRY CLUB DR. #601, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 2BR/2BA Fully furnished for season! great view from the 6th ” oor. MLS#249115 $1,750/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 Fully furnished, charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after Gol“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great “ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open ” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at its best! Price listed is for annual lease....seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $950/mo. 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 2BR/2BA Canal front home w/large LR w/vaulted ceiling & gas “ re place. Kitchen w/plenty of storage & split bedroom plan. Deck w/sea wall & deck area. MLS#248150 $139,900 11 & 13 S LAKE AVE., AVON PARKContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Commercial building located in the town of Avon Park. 2400 Sq foot of space, zoned C 4. Concrete block and stucco in excellent condition! Can be divided into 2 units Possibilities are endless, 2 central ac systems (serviced every year). 2BR/2 dressing rooms. This was used as a church, a bridal shop, antique furniture store. MLS# 248169 $78,000 620 MEMORIAL DR., SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 Dream no more. 2BR/2BA w/ 1 car garage, on 494 Acre Lake all on a Pretty lot. new roof, new dock, new lanai. Master bedroom has a den/ of“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Great room has awesome views of Lake Sebring. MLS#247952 $199,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 V IEWS OF LAKE SEBRING 3731 EDGEWATER DR, SEBRINGContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 dwilliams90@htn.netSpacious turnkey furnished 2 BR/2.5 BA open ” oor plan townhome w/ 2 Master Suites. One overlooking the Golf Course the other the lake. Brazilian Cherry ” oors.MLS#248949 $1000.00/mo. 6217 CANDLER TERRACE, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 2BR/2BA unit is ready to move in! Freshly painted, tile ” oors and hook ups for stack washer/dryer. Screened lanai. MLS#249163 $875.00/mo. 868 PEACHTREE DR., LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 This cute home has 2 bed 2 baths and a bonus room that currently has a pool table. Rented furnished or unfurnished and on the canal with access to Lake June. Across from the golf course w/beautiful setting. Lawn care is included. MLS#246333 $1,250/Mo SYLVAN SHORES 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 Exceptional open ” oor plan, 3BR/2.5 BA has a Chefs dream gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances. Elegant master suite w/ walk in closets. Tankless water heater. So much more a MUST SEE! MLS#248409 $299,900 4 ACRES IMMACULATE! adno=3610250-1

PAGE 35 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C9 Lake Placid TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS! € 3BR/3BA, 3563 Sq.Ft. € Custom improvements throughout € Panoramic view of Lake Redwater $474,900 MLS#246960 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Find your dream home at: It's a sign of great things to come in real estate. Florida Properties Group Sebring 211 US Hwy. 27 N. Sebring, FL 33870 Golf Hammock 1 Hammock Falls Cr. Sebring, FL 33872Country Club 4800 Haw Branch Rd.. Sebring, FL 33875 Lake Placid 15 N. Main St. Lake Placid, FL 33852Real Estate € Property Management € Title € Se Habla EspaolSebring: 863-402-5700 • Lake Placid: 863-699-0404 • Country Club: 863-382-6575 Golf Hammock : 863-382-6575 Lake PlacidBEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION € 3BR/2.5BA, 1978 Sq.Ft. € Metal roof, split plan, 2 car garage € Under construction & on Lake Sirena $374,900 MLS#241942 Brooke Foster (863) 441-0781 Sebring VANTAGE POINTE€ 2BR/2BA, 1264 Sq.Ft. € New flooring, updated bath, fresh paint € Family room w/pass through from kitchen$119,000 MLS#246884 Elease DeYoung (863) 414-1450 Lake PlacidSALE INCLUDES 4 PIECES OF PROPERTY€ 2BR/1BA, 800 Sq.Ft. € On 1 acre w/detached garage € 16x28 storage shed $265,000 MLS#248980 Carole Polk (863) 840-1083 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE HOME € 2BR/2BA, 2110 Sq.Ft. € Screened lanai overlooks golf course € Kitchen w/custom wood cabinets $224,500 MLS#247672 Jamie LaMere (863) 381-5763 Sebring COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE HOME€ 7BR/5.5BA, 5581 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/dual ovens, large cooktop € Hardwood, granite. In ground caged pool$599,900 MLS#249187 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY € 3BR/2BA, 1479 Sq.Ft. € Canal to Lake Grassy. New roof € Fireplace, boathouse w/lift $159,900 MLS#247103 Ann Freeman (863) 243-3418 Sebring CORNER UNIT TOWNHOUSE € 3BR/2.5 BA, 1526 Sq.Ft. € Golf course/pool view € In ground heated pool steps away $89,900 MLS#243406 Aixa DeJesus (863) 243-4770 Lake Placid FABULOUS OAK ISLAND POOL HOME!€ 3BR/2.5BA, 2948 Sq.Ft. € Views of extra wide canal to Lake Sirena € Newer AC, carpet, updated water heater$269,900 MLS#248551 Roger Ravensborg (863) 840-3298 Avon Park NEW NEW NEW!€ 3BR/2BA, 1884 Sq.Ft. € Total remodel, granite SS appliances € Thermopane windows. Detached garage$190,000 MLS#249117 Rona Port (863) 414-6575 Sebring MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE € 2BR/2BA, 1584 Sq.Ft. € Living & dining rooms, lanai € Newer roof & water heater $159,900 MLS#247274 Hyacinth Baxter (863) 443-7285 Sebring CUSTOM BUILT HOME€ 3BR/3BA, 2439 Sq.Ft. € 12 ceilings, LR w/coffered ceiling € Kitchen w/island, brkfast bar, wood cabinets$299,900 MLS#249226 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid LAKE BLUE HOME€ 3BR/2BA, 1428 Sq.Ft. € Peaceful back porch overlooks lake € Private dock. New windows, storm shutters$199,900 MLS#247568 Jeorje & Amy Mulrooney (863) 381-6866 Lake Placid SPACIOUS CUSTOM HOME € 3BR/2BA, 1736 Sq.Ft. € Stone covered fireplace € Indoor 11x12 spa area $169,900 MLS#248571 Mary McCoy (954) 205-0667 Sebring SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING € 4BR/2.5BA, 2368 Sq.Ft. € 21x15 Family room € Formal LR, Rear porch $220,000 MLS#249056 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring PRICE REDUCED€ 4BR/2BA, 1920 Sq.Ft. € Living sq. ft. includes furnished basement € Updates include kitchen, roof, HVAC$154,900 MLS#249235 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Sebring LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! € 2BR/2BA, 1292 Sq.Ft. € Corner lot, in Orange Blossom € Spacious rooms $112,995 MLS#249236 Michael Garey (863) 202-0080 Sebring DESIRABLE HARDER HALL€ 4BR/2BA, 2575 Sq.Ft. € Kitchen w/granite, SS appliances, island € New AC, 14x19 Family room, 10 ceilings$269,900 MLS#248959 Candy McDonald (863) 257-0560 Sebring FABULOUS FORMER MODEL HOME€ 3BR/2BA, 2340 Sq.Ft. € Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors € Kitchen boasts granite, SS appliances, pantry$269,900 MLS#248988 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid PLACID LAKES€ 2BR/2BA, 1884 Sq.Ft. € Close to main canal for access to Lake June € Boat house w/remote control jet ski lift$265,900 MLS#249165 Marilyn Stokes (863) 835-1980 Sebring NEW CONTRUCTION € 3BR/2.5BR, 1942 Sq.Ft. € Sterling Oaks section of Country Club € Jack & Jill bath, and powder room $259,900 MLS#248679 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid HOME ON 4+ ACRES € 3BR/3BA, 1854 Sq.Ft. € Designed for in-law/quest quarters € New roof 2018, new exterior paint $249,900 MLS#248917 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Lake Placid ONE OF A KIND!€ 2BR/2BA, 1900 Sq.Ft. € 10 ceilings, crown molding, arched doorways € Gourmet kitchen, tiled roof, new AC$249,900 MLS#248925 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Lake Placid VIEW OF LAKE GRASSY € 3BR/2BA, 2320 Sq.Ft. € New roof in 2018 € Kitchen w/wrap around bar, pantry $199,900 MLS#248892Dennis & Debra Rutledge (863) 441-2039 Sebring CUSTOM HOME in COUNTRY CLUB€ 3BR/2BA, 1386 Sq.Ft. € Open front porch, 10 ceilings, € Breakfast nook in kitchen, inside laundry$189,900 MLS#249065 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid SUPER VALUE€ 3BR/2BA, 1480 Sq.Ft. € On Canal to Lake Clay € Spacious kitchen w/pantry & breakfast nook$179,900 MLS#249167 Carol Edwards (863) 441-2994 Sebring LOVELY, IMMACULATE, TASTEFUL € 2BR/2BA, 1816 Sq.Ft. € Large Florida room overlooking pond € Newer roof, AC. 55+ community $169,500 MLS#249063 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Highlands Ridge LOVELY OPEN PLAN€ 2BR/2BA, 1389 Sq.Ft. € 20x20 Great room € Kitchen w/white cabinets, SS appliances$166,900 MLS#249049 Kim Reed (863) 381-6575 Lake Placid WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1016 Sq.Ft. € Bonus 15x20 room under air € Covered boat house w/lift $164,500 MLS#243229 Mary McCoy (951) 204-0667 Highlands Ridge BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED€ 2BR/2BA, 1302 Sq.Ft. € Large kitchen w/pass thru & pantry € Newer roof AC, & windows$164,900 MLS#248349 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Sebring 55+ COMMUNITY € 2BR/2BA, 1460 Sq.Ft. € Beautifully landscaped, Bonus Rm € Cormorant Point $144,900 MLS#249085 Lisa Terrell (863) 414-0358 Sebring WELL MAINTAINED HOME € 2BR/2BA, 1467 Sq.Ft. € Family room open to dining area € 16Ž tile throughout $135,000 MLS#248878 Rona Port (863) 414-6570 Lake Placid PLACID LAKES HOME€ 3BR/2BA, 1760 Sq.Ft. € On double lot, 2 car garage + workshop € Spacious rear porch, inside laundry$125,000 MLS#249113 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Lake Placid QUAINT HOME € 2BR/1.5BA, 1120 Sq.Ft. € Highlands Park Estates € Inside laundry $67,000 MLS#249150 Lazaro Martinez (863) 458-0532 Sebring RESIDENCE W/COMMERCIAL ZONING € 4BR/4BA, 2472 Sq.Ft. € Large historic building € New commercial grade carpet $144,900 MLS#248720 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196 Lake Placid NEW CONSTRUCTION! € 3BR/2BA, 1192 Sq.Ft. € Open 10x14 rear porch € 1 car garage. Tiled floors $149,900 MLS#249151 Lori Brown (863) 835-1196


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Other items are: split floor plan, plant shelves, carpet in bedrooms, large in-house utility room, 2 CAG w/ golf cart entrance, beautiful mature Oak trees, large master bedroom w/large walk-in closet.$180,000$380,000MAJESTIC COVE FURNISHED UNITAn open spacious layout, high-end finishes & 9 ft ceilings. Unit is 3 Br & 3 full baths. Modern kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite counter tops, & cherry wood cabinets. Open plan living & dining areas have marble floors with panoramic views of Lake Jackson, and wraparound balcony. Majestic Cove is an exclusive luxury resort. Unit includes a 9x20 boat slip. MLS#247615 VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURSadno=3594093 WE WANT TO BE YOUR REALTORS!!!! B C BBILL: 381-4092 CYNDEE: 381-6574$220,0002528 SR 17 N.Beautiful 3 BR, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Home with Great Room, Formal Dining Room, Bay Window Style Eat-in Kitchen with Bar and Island! Tray Ceiling in Master Bedroom! Nice Laundry Room! Tiled Enclosed Porch w/Air! 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MLS#249250 NEW LISTING BUILT 2004! BUILT 2006! NEW LISTING MLS#246712 C T863 991-3619 L A ALANCE: 863-446-1649LanceSells4U@gmail.comANNA: MLS#246972 $450,000205 W MAIN ST.Come and be a part of Historic Avon Park! Active, popular, neighborhood bar! Seller is including all that you see equipment, decor, furnishings, AND COP 5 liquor license,. This is truly a turnkey opportunity! Building and business included! MLS#248586$229,9001205 CHAPMAN LN.Sought after Orange Blossom area private, secluded 3/2/2 custom home on 1.35 acres! With 2788 sq ft, this split, open floor plan has a Master Suite w/jacuzzi bath, walk in shower, and 2 closets! Kitchen has Corian counters, a breakfast nook and large formal dining area. Whole house generator, central vacuum system and huge laundry room that leads directly to the over-sized garage w/golf cart door! 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SPORTSSunday, September 9, 2018 | | @Sun_PrepsOsaka wins Womens US OpenNaomi Osaka, of Japan, wins the US Open after a technicality was called on Serena Williams, after Williams slammed her racket and argued with the o cials. See more on page 2INDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | Tennis 2 | Local sports 3 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 | NFL 7 | Golf 8 By MATT BAKERTAMPA BAY TIMESGAINESVILLE „ First-year Florida coach Dan Mullen knew his teams winning streak over Kentucky would eventually end. The streak spanned 31 years, six U.S. presidents, seven Gator coaches and 11,620 days. It survived changes in quarterbacks, schemes and philosophies. It covered the highs of national championships and the lows of Muschamp, McElwain and Zook. I imagine, one day, the streak will be broken,Ž Mullen said before the game. That day “ nally came Saturday at Ben Hill Grif“ n Stadium as Kentucky ended the nations longest active losing streak in an annual series with a 27-16 upset of No. 25 UF. This was not a ” uke or a stroke of luck after 125 periods of misfortune. This wasnt a weird matchup of contrasting styles; Mullen played the Wildcats (2-0) every year at Mississippi State and knew (or should have known) what to expect. The explanation was much simpler and, for the 1-1 Gators, hard to fathom. The Wildcats „ fresh off a too-close-for-comfort win over lowly Central Michigan „ were the better team. Kentucky was noticeably better on both lines in the SEC opener for both teams. At halftime, both teams had rushed 17 times. Florida gained 51 yards on those carries; Kentucky 161. The gap was obvious on third and 1 in the second quarter, when Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson sneaked up the middle and his line paved the way for 3 yards. The push didnt relent all night. It worked on the other side of the ball, too. Kentuckys defensive front hurried Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks on two of the “ rst eight times he dropped back to pass. The line struggles that were obscured last week against a bad Division I-AA team are holdovers from last years 4-7 ” op. Those problems take years, not weeks, to “ x, which doesnt bode well for some of UFs remaining games (No. 18 Mississippi State in three weeks, No. 11 LSU the week after that and No. 3 Georgia at the end of October). Kentucky was better at By BEN BAUGHSTAFF WRITERPaul Hartt isnt someone who lets his guard down. When your competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the object isnt to let your opponent pass your guard.Initial exposureThe Charlotte Harbor resident wrestled in high school and college, but found there was a dearth of opportunities to grapple beyond school. It was a friend, a high school wrestling teammate, who introduced Paul Hartt to the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. One day I went down (to the training facility) and started grappling with the guys and it was a perfect transition,Ž said Hartt. Wresting and Jiu-Jitsu kind of go hand-in-hand with each other. The base of wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu are different in many ways, but a lot of it transfers over. I got into JiuJitsu and never looked back.Ž However, its not always the larger opponent that wins. The sport was developed by Carlos and Helio Gracie, so smaller athletes would have an opportunity to defeat their opponents, said Hartt. You use technique over strength,Ž said Hartt. Hopefully, limit the bigger attacker, so they do less damage, and hopefully get them into a submission hold that would stop everything until help arrived. Thats what it was originally designed for.ŽThe key to successIts Hartts wrestling background that has played a large role in competitive tournaments. He employs a grand design endemic to his previous sport, and his experience as a wrestler has played a signi“ cant role in his success. My strategy is to score a takedown, as soon as I can, and that kind of sets the pace for the match,Ž said Hartt. If the guy gets scored on right away, hes already on defense. Im up 2-0. Thats my main strategy, just to get the game going in my favor. It puts me in the top position, where that guys playing guard.Ž Now a brown belt, the quality of competition has become more challenging, with the margin for error being minimal, with the main objective being to pass his opponents guard, overcoming their primary defense, said Hartt. When you go up in belts, everybody gets better and their technique gets stronger,Ž said Hartt. So, once I take a guy down, my goal is to pass his guard, get side By JOHN FINERANASSOCIATED PRESSSOUTH BEND, Ind. „ Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fell on his sword after his eighth-ranked Fighting Irish struggled offensively against Ball State in what many assumed would be a tuneup game. I obviously didnt do a good enough job getting them up to play at the level they need to play,Ž Kelly said. Ball State did a great job coming into this game and doing what it needed to do. Their preparation was great, their coaching was better.Ž On the scoreboard, it was a 24-16 victory for Notre Dame. But it wasnt easy, and it wasnt pretty. The Irish (2-0), coming off an emotional 24-17 victory over Michigan, looked lackluster against the Mid-American Conference foe whose campus in Muncie is a 2-hour drive away. The Cardinals (1-1) also played nothing like the 34-point underdogs they were labeled in the schools “ rst meeting in football. Junior strong safety Jalen Elliott picked off Ball State quarterback Riley Neal twice „ the “ rst interceptions by a Notre Dame safety in the last 14 games „ and the Irish turned them into a pair of rushing touchdowns of 31 and 1 yards by junior Tony Jones Jr. It gave the Irish a 21-6 lead in the third quarter, but Ball State wasnt done. Hats off to Ball State,Ž Fort Myers Invite cross country results at Veterans Park, Lehigh Acres. Boys results out of 36 teams 6. Port Charlotte 232 14. North Port 392 16. Venice 421 19. DeSoto 557 24. Charlotte 629 31. Imagine School of North Port 835 Individual leaders 7. John Perez, 17:42.05, Port Charlotte 12. Joe Bishop, 18:03.25, Port Charlotte 20. Joseph Smith, 18:13.41, North Port 21. Ben Sweiderk, 18.14.02, Venice 52. Nick Renaud, 19:14.78, Imagine School of North Port 60. Cal Sweiderk, 19:22.88, Venice 76. Alvaro Amaya, 19:42.45, North Port 84. Chandler Mault, 19:54.85, Port Charlotte 86. Tyson Possehl, 19:56.63, Venice 88. Zac Catron, 19:58.21, Port Charlotte 89. Caleb Melton, 19:58.34, North Port 95. Zachry Rathburn, 20:04.86, North Port 97. Noel Maldonado, 20:06.33, DeSoto 100. Jake Lille, 20:08.51, Charlotte 106. Brendan True, 20:17.38, Charlotte 109. James Stock, 20:19.25, Charlotte 111. Fernando Delgado, 20.23.94, DeSoto 113. Marcos Ramos, 20:30.10, DeSoto 124. Julian Villegas, 20:37.30, DeSoto 129. Bracken Yingling, 20:45.00, Port Charlotte Girls results out of 24 teams 3. Charlotte 135 12. Venice 314 14. Port Charlotte 368 20. North Port 467 22. Imagine School of North Port 578 Individual leaders 1. Isabella Coogan, 19:37.40, Port Charlotte 22. Mackenzie Flowers, 22:01.88, Charlotte 23. Alexa Roughton, 22.02.23, Charlotte 26. Victoria Simeone, 22:18.09, Charlotte 33. Savannah Streetman, 22.23.96, Charlotte 40. Hannah Luff, 22:50.87, Venice 41. Hannah Piacitelli, 22:53.76, Charlotte 45. Jennifer Lukowski, 22:59.60, Venice 48. Amy Padilla-Quinones, 23:08.51, Port Charlotte 50. Alexis Smith, 23:11.31, North Port 51. Julianna Courville, 23:15.22, Venice 56. Micah Barnes, 23:20.33, Charlotte 57. Faith Winkler, 23:20.50, Charlotte 63. Jocelyn Ramos, 23:48.33, Port Charlotte 72. Mackenzie Doyle, 24:13.19, North Port 79. Makayla Rassbach, 24:27.87, Imagine School of North Port 92. Delany McLean, 24:58.33, Venice 111. Donna Davidson, 25:31.42, Imagine School of North Port 115. Preetha Ramachandran, 25:39.13, Venice 119. Tatiana Wilburn, 25:40.89, North Port COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kentucky 27, Florida 16 PREP SPORTS: Cross-country AREA SPORTS: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Notre Dame 24, Ball St 16Charlotte resident wins world title SUBMITTED PHOTO Paul Hartt wins his second Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world title in 2018, capturing the Masters Division Brown Belt world title. He secured the Blue Belt title in 2014.TITLE | 3 Fort Myers Invite crosscountry resultsElliotts thefts help No. 8 Irish hold off Ball State 24-16 AP PHOTONotre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush looks to pass against Ball State during the “ rst half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday.IRISH | 831 and done: Floridas win streak over Kentucky comes to an endFLORIDA | 8 adno=3610323-1 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018 VALID THROUGH SEPT. 30, 2018


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Must contain name, address and number. € Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1175. € To report an error: Call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at Like us and share our photos on Facebook: SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports By MARK DIDTLERASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) „ Ryan Yarbrough struggled but got his 14th win, most among major league rookies, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their 10th straight home game by beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 on Saturday night. After reliever Diego Castillo pitched a scoreless first, Yarbrough (14-5) entered and allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Twelve of the leftys wins have come in bullpen gamesŽ for Tampa Bay. The Rays will look to tie the franchise record for consecutive victories at home, set during the 2008 AL pennant-winning season, in Sundays series finale. Tampa Bay is eight games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card with 21 games left. Baltimores David Hess (3-10) made his scheduled start one day after getting hit in the left eye while playing catch with a football and allowed six runs „ two earned „ and seven hits over five-plus innings. The right-hander gave up four unearned runs in the first, including one that Mallex Smith scored from third base when the ball slipped out of Hess hand and rolled toward the first-base line for a wild pitch. Jonathan Villar drove in three runs and Renato Nunez hit a two-run homer for the Orioles (41-101), who dropped 60 games under .500. After drawing 11 walks and getting 10 hits in a 14-2 rout of the Orioles on Friday night, the Rays were helped by Baltimore miscues in picking up their 15th win in the last 18 games and going a season-high 13 games over .500 (77-64). Smith reached second in the first on a throwing error by Nunez at third base and scored on Hess wild pitch. Willy Adames also scored from third in the first when Jake Bauers got caught in a rundown on a stolen base attempt. Adames came home on a wild pitch in a tworun sixth. Villar had a two-run single in the seventh that drew the Orioles to 7-5.By HOWARD FENDRICHAP TENNIS WRITERNEW YORK „ The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open “nal unlike any other began when Serena Williams coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbsup, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Williams bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title already was in real trouble because she was being outplayed by “rst-time major “nalist Naomi Osaka. Chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching during a match, which isnt allowed. She brie”y disputed that ruling, saying cheating is the one thing Ive never done, ever.Ž A few games later, Williams received another warning, this time for smashing her racket, and that second violation cost her a point, drawing more arguing. Eventually, Willams called Ramos a thief,Ž drawing a third violation „ and costing her a game. I have never cheated in my life!Ž Williams told Ramos. You owe me an apology.Ž Soon, Osaka was “nishing off a 6-2, 6-4 victory that made her the “rst player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title. That is not, however, what will be remembered about this match. With jeers bouncing off the arenas closed roof, both players „ the champion, Osaka, and the runner-up, Williams „ wiped away tears during a trophy ceremony that was awkward for everyone involved. Williams whispered something to Osaka and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. I felt, at one point, bad, because Im crying and shes crying. You know, she just won. Im not sure if they were happy tears or they were just sad tears, because of the moment. I felt like, Wow, this isnt how I felt when I won my “rst Grand Slam. I was like, Wow, I de“nitely dont want her to feel like that,Ž said Williams, who missed last years U.S. Open because her daughter, Olympia, was born during the tournament. Maybe it was the mom in me that was like, Listen, weve got to pull ourselves together here.Ž This was the only the latest in a series of high-pro“le con”icts with match of“cials for Williams at Flushing Meadows. It all dates back to 2004, when an incorrect call during a quarter“nal loss to Jennifer Capriati was cited as the main reason for the introduction of replay technology in tennis. Then came Williams infamous tirade after a foot fault in the 2009 semi“nals against Kim Clijsters, and a to-do over a hindrance call in the 2011 “nal against Sam Stosur. Its always something,Ž Williams said. Osaka is just 20, 16 years younger than Williams „ and grew up idolizing the American, even asking her to pose for a sel“e together at a tournament just a handful of years ago. Their age difference was the second-widest gap between womens “nalists at a Slam in the professional era. I know that everyone was cheering for her,Ž Osaka told the crowd, and Im sorry it had to end like this.Ž What was most problematic for Williams on the scoreboard was that she was unable to keep up with a version of herself. Osaka, who happens to be coached by Williams former hitting partner, hit more aces, 6-3. Osaka hit the matchs fastest serve, 119 mph. She had fewer errors, 21-14. She saved “ve of six break points. And she covered the court better than Williams did. She made a lot of shots,Ž Williams said. She was so focused.Ž Indeed, that was what might have been most impressive. Osaka never let Williams back-and-forth with Ramos distract her, never wavered from playing terri“c tennis. The one time Osaka did get broken, to trail 3-1 in the second set, she broke back immediately, prompting Williams to smash her racket. That cost her a point, because of the earlier warning for coaching. Williams coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged afterward that he did try to signal Williams, but didnt think she had seen him „ and added that he thinks every player gets coaching during matches. I never had any warning in my career for coaching. Strange to do that in a Grand Slam “nal,Ž Mouratoglou said. Second, we all know that all the coaches coach at every match, all year long, from the “rst of January all the way to the 31st of December. We all know it.Ž When Ramos called both players over to explain the game penalty, which put Osaka ahead 5-3, Williams began laughing, saying: Are you kidding me?Ž Then she asked to speak to tournament referee Brian Earley, who walked onto the court along with a Grand Slam supervisor. Williams told them the whole episode is not fair,Ž and said: This has happened to me too many times.Ž To lose a game for saying that is not fair,Ž Williams said. Theres a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things and because they are men, that doesnt happen.Ž It was the second Grand Slam “nal defeat in a row for Williams, after Wimbledon in July. Shes appeared in only seven tournaments this season since returning to the tour after having a baby during last years U.S. Open. Williams asked what shell tell her daughter, Olympia, about what happened Saturday. Ill tell her, “rst of all, if she sees it, that, you know, I stood up for what I believed in. I stood up for what was right,Ž Williams replied. Sometimes, things in life dont happen the way we want them, but always stay gracious and stay humble. I think thats the lesson we can all learn from this.ŽBy TOM WITHERSAP SPORTS WRITERCLEVELAND „ The Cavaliers made another move in their post-LeBron James makeover, signing free-agent guard David Nwaba to a oneyear contract. The deal is for the veterans minimum of $1.5 million. The 25-year-old Nwaba played for Chicago last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games. The 6-foot-4 guard made 21 starts. A solid defender, hell give the Cavs backcourt depth and provide coach Tyronn Lue with more help as the team rebuilds following James departure this summer as a free agent. Nwaba will be reunited in Cleveland with former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, who came to the Cavs in a trade last season. Nwaba agreed to sign with the Cavs last month, but the sides needed time to complete the deal. Cavs sign free-agent guard David Nwaba NBA: Offseason Signings TENNIS: US Open MLB: Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 5Williams loses game for arguing during US Open loss to Osaka JULIO CORTEZSerena Williams takes a break during a changeover against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the womens “nal of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Saturday.Rays beat Orioles 10-5 for 10th straight home win AP PHOTOTampa Bay Rays opening pitcher Diego Castillo delivers to the Baltimore Orioles during the “rst inning of the baseball game Saturday. Due to deadline, not all lottery results are available.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 3 MONDAYSWIMMING Port Charlotte … vs. Outdoor Academy, 10 a.m. TUESDAYGOLF Lemon Bay „ Girls Golf at PCGC, 8 a.m. North Port … Boys/ girls golf vs Port Charlotte, at PCCC, 3:30 p.m. Venice „ Girls Golf vs. North Port/Braden River at Calusa Lakes, 3:30 p.m. Venice „ Boys Golf vs. Cardinal Mooney/ Sarasota/Charlotte at Venice Golf and Country Club, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Lemon Bay „ vs Cape Coral at home 7 p.m. Port Charlotte … vs Charlotte SWIMMING Venice … at Barron Collier, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAYGOLF Lemon Bay „ Girls Golf at Deep Creek Golf Club Venice „ Boys Golf at Riverview at TBA, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Lemon Bay „ Volleyball home vs ODA Venice „ Volleyball vs. Lakewood Ranch, 7 p.m. SWIMMING Port Charlotte, Charlotte, North Port at Port Charlotte, 5 p.m.By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe Charlotte Tarpons girls and boys swim teams both distinguished themselves Saturday with strong performances in the St. Petersburg Aquatics 2018 Total Team Relay Challenge. There were 19 total entries, with the girls team placing third and the boys team finishing fourth. The boys team captured the 200 yard breastroke relay (Carl Eisen, Joshua Eaton, Terrin Gallup and Dylan Hacker) and the Boys 400 yard freestyle relay (Dylan Hacker, Carl Eisen, Casey Keller and Joshua Eaton). The boys also placed second in the boys 200 yard butterfly relay (Carl Eisen, Joshua Eaton, James Rose and Dylan Hacker). The girls had four second place finishes, in the 200 yard freestyle relay (Karys Nelson, Roxana Manta, Aliyah Hackenberg and Melody Stelmaszek); the 400 yard 4x100 individual medley (Vanessa Deel, Molly Dillon, Madison Hoffius and Roxana Manta); 200 yard breastroke relay (Vanessa Deel, Aliyah Hackenberg, Karys Nelson and Melody Stelmaszek) and the girls 400 yard freestyle relay (Karys Nelson, Vanessa Deel, Roxana Manta and Melody Stelmaszek). The Tarpons will be back in action Saturday, hosting the Tarpon Invitational at the South County Rec Center in Punta Gorda on Sept. 15. By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe cross country course for the Fort Myers Invite may have been the toughest the Lady Tarpons have run on all season, but that didnt deter them from reaching their objective. The Lady Tarpons “ nished third Saturday in a “ eld of 24, over a challenging course at Veterans Park at Lehigh Acres. Our goal was to “ nish in the top “ ve,Ž said Chris Robishaw, Charlotte girls cross country coach. So, we ended up getting a trophy. The same tough competition as last week. The challenge was to do as well as we could especially among those district and regional teams that were going to see later in the post season. The Lady Tarpons participated in a couple of very intense speed workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for Saturdays invitational, said Robishaw. Thursday they went for a nice long run, and Friday they tapered it down to two miles,Ž said Robishaw. The course at Veterans Park was demanding, featuring a series of challenges, with the times from this week down from those posted at the DDD Sommer Invitational. They were all about a minute off last week,Ž said Robishaw. Its a slower course. Im very pleased. You like to have the gap between your one and “ ve runners to be as small as possible. We actually had a gap of a one to seven split of 1:17.Ž The Lady Tarpons depth has put them in good stead, with their number four and five runners, placing ahead of a number of other schools number three runners. Our number five runner, Hannah Piacitelli, was our first place runner last week for JV, and actually ran our fifth best time for the team that day,Ž said Robishaw. I moved her up today, and sure enough, she finished fifth for us in the race.Ž 22. Mackenzie Flowers, 22:01.88 23. Alexa Roughton, 22:02.23 26. Victoria Simeone, 22:18.09 33. Savannah Streetman, 22:23.96 41. Hannah Piacitelli, 22:53.76 56. Micah Barnes, 22:20.33 57. Faith Winkler, 23:20.50By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThe Charlotte Tarpons faced a cross country course Saturday that featured its share of challenges at the Fort Myers Invite, but there were some similarities to those they had seen the previous week at the DDD Sommer Invitational. The tarpons finished 24th out of 36 teams. The only difference was that the hill was longer going up and the drop longer coming down,Ž said Chris George, Charlotte boys cross country coach. Its a two loop course thats similar to DDD, but this type of course has widening turns and theres not a lot of long straightaways where you can accelerate.Ž The course overall, was extremely challenging, with areas of the grass and dirt being yielding because of the recent heavy rains, said George. This course seems to run a little bit slower than your typical courses,Ž said George. Last week, they shortened the course at the DDD Sommer Invitational from a 5K to a three mile run, said George. For today, it was a true 5K, all of my kids were 30 seconds to a full minute slower than last week in comparison on average, and its our district championship course. When we come back on Oct. 26, it should be much cooler weather. There will be less kids running the race. Its hard to move around, when its really congested. Were hoping that when we come back in late October, well be much faster and in much better shape by then.Ž 100. Jake Lille, 20:08.51 106. Brendan True, 20:17.38 109. James Stock, 20:19.25 182. Charles Edwards, 21:40.87 188. Jensen Desguin, 21:46.64 196. Mason Cronin, 21:54.63 197. Noah Tatro, 21:55.29 208. Chrstian Ortiz, 22:14.17 244. Vincent Havel, 24:06.13 PREP SPORTS: Charlotte Swimming PREP SPORTS: Charlotte cross-country PREP SPORTS: Charlotte cross-countrycontrol, and thats when you get more points.ŽFirst world title and attempts at anotherHartt began training in 2013, as a white belt, and has continued to advance up the levels. He “ rst competed at the adult World Championship in 2014, traveling to California, competing at blue belt, where he won the world title in the heavyweight division. Hartts objective has always been to win every match. He was promoted to purple belt in 2015, but didnt enjoy the same success as he did previously. When he turned 30 in 2016, Hartt transitioned into the Masters Division, for competitors 30 years of age or older. An evolution process that has presented its own series of challenges. I went out to the Worlds in Las Vegas, everything was going great, my “ rst three matches, and I was going for my fourth, I made a bad move and the guy caught me in a submission. Having submitted, I didnt even make the podium that year.Ž The intrepid warrior was far from being deterred, Hartt was promoted to brown belt, and returned to Las Vegas in 2017, with his focus on another world title, but he would be stopped in the semi“ nals, having to settle for third.A second world championshipTheres no better teacher than experience. Hartt went in with the mindset in 2018, that he wouldnt be denied, his place would be on the podium as world champion. Ive been out there too many times, trained too many hours, driven too many miles, sacri“ ced too much, and I knew I just had to go out there and win,Ž said Hartt. I put in the work all this time, and I was going to win it, no matter what.Ž Hartt steamrolled through the early rounds, forcing the opposition to submit, reaching the semi“ nals, where he faced a tougher challenger, scoring a victory on points. However, the “ nals provided Hartt with a worthy adversary, a challenge that you would expect at the elite level. The guy was real good, he had a real good guard, and I never actually got a take down on him, the match was real close, it was 2-2, with a minute left,Ž said Hartt. I was thinking about all of the training, driving and sacri“ cing and all of that ” ashed through my mind. I had one minute left to go and this is all Ive got. I worked this hard and this is my one shot.Ž The hours of training and sacri“ ce paid off for the father of three as he was able to wear down the opposition. I gave it everything I had, and the guy ended up opening up his guard,Ž said Hartt. I just kept pushing and pushing. He was exhausted. I was “ ghting the whole match, and with 10 seconds left, he made one mistake and I capitalized on it.Ž The opponents error was the deciding variable, the one providing Hartt with his second world title. I jumped to his side control, and ended up getting a point and thats what gave me the victory,Ž said Hartt. You always have in mind the way things are going to go. A lot of times it doesnt work out, and this time it did. It felt so incredible. Its hard to explain. It was such an awesome feeling to put a plan together, and for everything to work out the way that it did.ŽSoundness of actionOne instructor and coach in particular has had a profound in” uence on the 220 pound Hartt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fort Myers Marcelo Pereira. Hes like 125 pounds, and that guy can put a whooping on me,Ž said Hartt. His coaching, his mindset, the competition strategy, he goes over everything with us. Hes based out of Fort Myers and has a school in Naples. Thats why I spend so much time on the road, to get to training.ŽPractice and preparationHartt trains “ ve or six nights a week, and when entering a major tournament, hell change his routine two months prior to the event, so he can achieve optimal results, adjusting his diet and training accordingly. I work full-time, I have a construction business,Ž said Hartt. And every night, after work, I come home, take a shower, get my things together, hop in the car, drive an hour to Fort Myers or Naples and I train down there. We go over technique for the “ rst hour, and then the second hour, we call it live sparring. Marcelos in there watching us spar. If we have a mistake or are tying something up, hes there to help us.ŽEnthusiastic advocatesHartts family, his girlfriend, daughters, sisters and father, compose a strong nucleus, a support system that has stood behind him, as he pursues his goals to be among the worlds best. Theyve seen that I have a love for grappling,Ž said Hartt, whose girlfriend also has a background in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Theyve always supported me 100 percent, whether I win or lose, but of course they want to see me win. Im really grateful to have my family and my coach on my side. It makes a difference.ŽTITLEFROM PAGE 1 SUBMITTED PHOTO Charlotte Harbors Paul Hartt won the Masters Division Brown Belt World Title. PREP SPORTS CALENDAR Tarpons enjoy strong meet in St. Petersburg SUBMITTED PHOTO The Tarpons swim team enjoyed a strong showing this weekend in St. Petersburg.Lady Tarpons have strong showing at Fort Myers InviteTarpons meet challenge of Fort Myers Invite


Page 4 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUENATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Boston 97 46 .678 „ „ 6-4 L-2 48-20 49-26 New York 88 53 .624 8 „ 5-5 W-1 48-24 40-29 Tampa Bay 77 64 .546 19 8 7-3 W-2 43-24 34-40 Toronto 64 78 .451 32 21 4-6 L-1 36-37 28-41 Baltimore 41 101 .289 55 44 3-7 L-3 24-44 17-57 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Cleveland 81 61 .570 „ „ 6-4 W-1 44-28 37-33 Minnesota 64 77 .454 16 21 3-7 L-1 40-30 24-47 Detroit 59 83 .415 22 26 6-4 W-4 36-34 23-49 Chicago 56 85 .397 24 29 4-6 L-3 28-45 28-40 Kansas City 47 94 .333 33 38 7-3 W-1 25-45 22-49 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 89 53 .627 „ „ 8-2 W-7 40-32 49-21 Oakland 86 57 .601 3 „ 6-4 W-3 45-29 41-28 Seattle 78 63 .553 10 7 4-6 L-1 40-30 38-33 Los Angeles 69 72 .489 19 16 6-4 W-2 34-34 35-38 Texas 61 81 .430 28 24 3-7 L-3 32-43 29-38 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 77 64 .546 „ „ 3-7 L-1 37-34 40-30 Philadelphia 74 67 .525 3 3 4-6 L-1 43-26 31-41 Washington 70 72 .493 7 8 4-6 W-1 36-36 34-36 New York 64 77 .454 13 13 6-4 W-1 29-41 35-36 Miami 56 86 .394 21 22 3-7 L-2 34-41 22-45 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 83 58 .589 „ „ 5-5 L-1 44-24 39-34 Milwaukee 81 62 .566 3 „ 8-2 W-2 44-27 37-35 St. Louis 78 64 .549 5 „ 4-6 L-2 37-31 41-33 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 7 7-3 W-5 40-34 31-37 Cincinnati 61 82 .427 23 17 4-6 W-2 34-38 27-44 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 77 63 .550 „ „ 6-4 L-1 37-31 40-32 Los Angeles 77 64 .546 7-3 W-1 39-36 38-28 Arizona 76 65 .539 1 1 4-6 W-1 37-33 39-32 San Francisco 68 75 .476 10 10 2-8 L-7 39-30 29-45 San Diego 56 88 .389 23 23 5-5 L-2 27-45 29-43 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLPIRATES 5, MARLINS 1MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rojas ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .253 Castro 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .288 A nderson 3b 2 0 0 0 2 2 .270 Brinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .206 Dean lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .206 OBrien 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .111 Holaday c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .201 S ierra rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .160 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Galloway ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Chen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .139 a-Dietrich ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 Graves p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Ortega rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .265 T OTALS 33 1 5 0 3 13 PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .289 Marte cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .278 Luplow lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .204 Bell 1b 2 2 1 1 2 1 .256 Osuna 3b 4 2 2 0 0 1 .200 Kingham p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Reyes rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .222 Newman ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .128 S tallings c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .200 Nova p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .020 Neverauskas p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Moran ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Kramer 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 T OTALS 31 5 9 4 3 9 MIAMI 000 000 010„1 5 2 PITTSBURGH 010 201 10X„5 9 1 a-”ied out for Chen in the 5th. b-grounded out for Neverauskas in the 7th. c-struck out f or Guerra in the 9th. E „ Brinson 2 (9), Nova (5). LOB „ Miami 8, Pittsburgh 6. 2B „ Castro (30), OBrien (1), Frazier (18), Marte (25), Luplow (1), Osuna (4). HR „ Bell (10), off G raves. RBIs „ Marte (64), Bell (57), Newman (1), Stallings (1). Runners left in scoring position „ Miami 4 (Rojas, Dean 2, Ortega); Pittsburgh 5 (Bell, Osuna 2, Nova 2). RISP „ Miami 0 for 7; Pittsburgh 2 for 10. Runners moved up „ Stallings. GIDP „ Stallings. DP „ Miami 1 (Chen, Castro, OBrien). MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chen, L, 6-10 4 5 3 3 2 6 86 4.72 Graves 2 2 1 1 0 1 32 5.08 Hernandez 1 2 1 1 1 1 23 5.34 Guerra 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.59 PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nova, W, 8-9 6 3 0 0 1 9 90 4.17 Neverauskas 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 9.50 Kingham 2 2 1 1 2 2 52 4.69 HBP „ Hernandez (Luplow). WP „ Chen, Nova, Kingham. Umpires „ Home, Jerry Layne; First, Roberto Ortiz; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Vic Carapazza. T „ 3:00. A „ 16,110 (38,362).REDS 7, PADRES 2 S AN DIEGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Galvis ss 3 0 0 0 0 3 .235 Myers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .251 Renfroe lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .259 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .252 Reyes rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .259 Hedges c 2 0 1 0 1 0 .242 S pangenberg 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .233 Perdomo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Margot cf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .251 Erlin p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .211 a-Mejia ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 S tock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Pirela 2b 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 T OTALS 24 2 5 2 3 10 CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. S chebler rf 3 1 1 1 0 1 .274 Peraza ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 .289 V otto 1b 2 1 1 4 1 0 .283 S uarez 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 .292 Ervin lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Casali c 3 1 1 0 0 0 .304 Dixon 2b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .202 Harvey p 2 1 1 0 0 0 .083 b-Federowicz ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .206 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hamilton cf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .236 T OTALS 24 7 8 7 2 3 S AN DIEGO 000 200 0„2 5 0 CINCINNATI 070 000 X„7 8 0 a-struck out for Erlin in the 4th. b-walked for Harvey in the 6th. LOB „ San Diego 6, Cincinnati 2. 3B „ Hedges (2). HR „ Hosmer (15), off Harvey; V otto (10), off Erlin. RBIs „ Hosmer 2 (61), Schebler (46), Votto 4 (61), Dixon (9), Hamilton (29). SF „ Hamilton. Runners left in scoring position „ San Diego 3 (Galvis 2, Margot). RISP „ San Diego 0 for 4; Cincinnati 5 for 5. GIDP „ Suarez. DP „ San Diego 1 (Myers, Spangenberg, Hosmer). S AN DIEGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Erlin, L, 3-6 3 8 7 7 0 0 52 4.42 S tock 2 0 0 0 1 2 18 2.38 Perdomo 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 7.75 CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey, W, 7-8 6 4 2 2 3 10 98 4.87 Hughes .1 1 0 0 0 0 7 1.94 Umpires „ Home, Chris Segal; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, D.J. Reyburn. T „ 1:44. A „ 20,977 (42,319). A STROS 5, RED SOX 3HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. S pringer rf 4 1 2 0 1 1 .262 A ltuve 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .316 Bregman 3b 4 1 1 1 1 2 .299 Gurriel 1b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .277 Correa ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 .242 W hite dh 3 1 1 1 2 1 .296 1-Gonzalez pr-pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Marisnick cf 4 0 0 1 0 0 .207 Maldonado c 3 1 2 1 1 1 .226 Kemp lf 4 0 2 0 0 0 .283 Reddick lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 T OTALS 35 5 11 5 5 8 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 3 1 2 0 2 1 .341 Benintendi lf 5 0 2 1 0 0 .293 Martinez dh 5 0 0 0 0 0 .332 Bogaerts ss 4 1 3 2 0 1 .285 Moreland 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .247 Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .249 Devers 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .239 V azquez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .214 a-Swihart ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .229 Bradley Jr. cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .229 T OTALS 36 3 10 3 3 8 HOUSTON 021 200 000„5 11 0 BOSTON 100 010 001„3 10 1 a-singled for Vazquez in the 9th. 1-ran for White in the 9th. E „ Devers (22). LOB „ Houston 11, Boston 9 2B „ Correa (18), Betts (40), Moreland (21). 3B „ White (3). HR „ Bregman (30), off Rodriguez; Maldonado (9), off Rodriguez; Bogaerts (21), off Morton. RBIs „ Bregman (97), Gurriel (70), White (32), Marisnick (24), Maldonado (43), Benintendi (79), Bogaerts 2 (92). SF „ Gurriel, Marisnick. Runners left in scoring position „ Houston 6 (Springer, Gurriel 2, Correa 2, Marisnick); Boston 5 (Benintendi 2, Moreland, Kinsler, Devers). RISP „ Houston 1 for 10; Boston 3 for 13. Runners moved up „ Martinez. GIDP „ Marisnick, Martinez. DP „ Houston 1 (Correa, Altuve, Gurriel); Boston 1 (Devers, Kinsler, Moreland). HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Morton, W, 14-3 5 7 2 2 2 3 94 3.15 James, H, 1 2.2 1 0 0 0 4 41 3.52 Pressly, H, 15 .1 0 0 0 0 1 5 2.80 Osuna, S, 15-16 1 2 1 1 1 0 15 2.59 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Rodriguez, L, 12-4 3.1 6 5 5 3 4 78 3.64 Workman 1.2 2 0 0 1 0 20 2.48 Poyner 2 1 0 0 0 3 28 1.76 Thornburg 2 2 0 0 1 1 22 4.63 Inherited runners-scored „ Pressly 1-0, Workman 1-1. HBP „ Poyner (Altuve). WP „ Osuna. Umpires „ Home, Dave Rackley; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, James Hoye. T „ 3:25. A „ 36,684 (37,731).ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 6TEXAS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Choo lf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .273 Odor 2b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .265 Andrus ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .266 Mazara rf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .272 Beltre dh 4 2 2 3 0 0 .279 Profar 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .255 Gallo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .207 Chirinos c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 DeShields cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .206 a-Calhoun ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271 TOTALS 36 6 9 6 1 12 OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Laureano cf 4 1 0 0 1 3 .294 Chapman 3b 5 1 2 1 0 1 .282 Lowrie 2b 3 1 1 2 2 0 .274 Davis dh 2 1 1 2 2 1 .248 Piscotty rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .265 Semien ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .261 Canha 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Olson 1b 1 1 1 1 0 0 .239 Pinder lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .255 Lucroy c 4 2 2 0 0 0 .244 TOTALS 33 8 9 8 6 7 TEXAS 012 100 020„6 9 1 OAKLAND 200 021 12X„8 9 0 a-struck out for DeShields in the 9th. E „ Andrus (9). LOB „ Texas 4, Oakland 7. 2B „ Odor (23), Mazara (22), Chapman 2 (37), Lowrie (36), Piscotty (38). HR „ Beltre (11), off Jackson; Profar (16), off Jackson; Beltre (12), off Rodney; Davis (41), off Mendez; Pinder (11), off Perez; Olson (25), off Martin. RBIs „ Mazara 2 (73), Beltre 3 (54), Profar (70), Chapman (59), Lowrie 2 (89), Davis 2 (108), Piscotty (73), Pinder (25), Olson (69). Runners left in scoring position „ Texas 3 (Beltre 3); Oakland 5 (Lowrie, Piscotty, Semien 2, Canha). RISP „ Texas 1 for 7; Oakland 2 for 7. Runners moved up „ Chapman. TEXAS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mendez 4 1 2 2 3 3 87 5.27 Perez 2 4 3 3 1 2 29 6.84 Claudio .1 0 1 1 2 0 17 4.98 Butler .2 1 0 0 0 1 11 6.26 Martin, L, 1-4 1 3 2 2 0 1 24 4.82 OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Jackson 3 5 4 4 1 5 68 3.26 Kelley 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 2.57 Gearrin 1 2 0 0 0 0 17 3.64 Hendriks 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 6.32 Trivino, H, 21 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.09 Rodney, BS, 7-3 2.2 2 2 2 0 0 14 3.26 Buchter, W, 4-0 .1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3.09 Treinen, S, 37-41 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 0.88 Jackson pitched to 1 batter in the 4th. Inherited runners-scored „ Butler 2-1. WP „ Jackson. Umpires „ Home, Gabe Morales; First, Ramon De Jesus; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Ed Hickox. T „ 3:25. A „ 20,504 (46,765).INDIANS 9, BLUE JAYS 8CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 6 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Brantley lf 4 1 2 2 2 0 .304 Ramirez 3b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .285 Encarnacion dh 4 1 0 0 1 2 .235 Alonso 1b 4 1 1 0 1 2 .241 Cabrera rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .281 1-Barnes pr-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 1 0 .229 R.Perez c 4 2 2 4 1 2 .157 G.Allen cf 4 1 1 1 1 1 .239 TOTALS 38 9 11 8 9 8 TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McKinney lf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .354 a-Travis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Davis lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Smith Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Gurriel Jr. ss 5 1 2 0 1 1 .291 Morales dh 5 0 1 2 0 1 .257 Grichuk rf 5 2 3 2 0 1 .248 Tellez 1b 4 1 2 1 1 1 .571 Pillar cf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .249 Jansen c 4 1 1 0 0 1 .269 b-Smoak ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Maile c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Urena 2b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .250 Diaz 3b 5 0 4 2 0 0 .260 TOTALS 45 8 18 8 2 7 CLEVELAND 001 071 000„9 11 0 TORONTO 021 022 100„8 18 1 a-grounded out for McKinney in the 7th. b-struck out for Jansen in the 8th. c-”ied out for Davis in the 9th. 1-ran for Cabrera in the 6th. E „ Diaz (8). LOB „ Cleveland 11, Toronto 12. 2B „ R.Perez (7), G.Allen (8), Gurriel Jr. (7), Pillar 2 (37), Jansen (6), Urena (4), Diaz 3 (22). HR „ R.Perez (2), off Reid-Foley; Brantley (15), off Reid-Foley; Grichuk (20), off Plutko; Grichuk (21), off Plutko; Tellez (1), off Plutko. RBIs „ Brantley 2 (72), Kipnis (64), R.Perez 4 (12), G.Allen (18), Morales 2 (57), Grichuk 2 (51), Tellez (4), Urena (5), Diaz 2 (48). Runners left in scoring position „ Cleveland 6 (Ramirez 2, Kipnis 2, R.Perez, G.Allen); Toronto 7 (McKinney, Gurriel Jr., Morales, Tellez, Pillar 2, Jansen). RISP „ Cleveland 1 for 10; Toronto 4 for 16. Runners moved up „ Urena. CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Plutko 4.2 9 5 5 0 4 95 5.35 Otero 1 5 2 2 0 0 29 5.64 Olson 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 6.23 Ramirez, H, 12 .2 2 1 1 0 0 12 4.75 O.Perez, H, 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 1.00 Tomlin, W, 1-5 .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 6.63 C.Allen, S, 26-31 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 4.23 TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Reid-Foley, L, 1-3 4.2 5 6 6 5 3 106 6.86 Shafer .1 1 2 2 2 0 16 2.84 Leiter Jr. 1 1 1 0 2 0 26 5.95 Mayza 1 2 0 0 0 1 18 3.86 Clippard 1 2 0 0 0 3 19 3.73 Guerrieri 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.80 Olson pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored „ Olson 2-0, Ramirez 3-0, O.Perez 1-0, Tomlin 1-0, Shafer 2-2. WP „ Leiter Jr.. Umpires „ Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Chad Whitson; Third, Alan Porter. T „ 3:38. A „ 35,353 (53,506).NATIONALS 10, CUBS 3CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .302 d-Bote ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .252 La Stella 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .269 Rizzo 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 b-Caratini ph-1b 2 2 2 0 0 0 .252 Zobrist rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .313 Gore lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .291 Contreras c 3 0 1 1 0 0 .259 Davis c 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 Russell ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .257 Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Kintzler p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Schwarber ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Norwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Baez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 Chatwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 e-Bryant ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 Happ lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .238 TOTALS 34 3 9 3 0 11 WASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Turner ss 3 2 0 2 2 0 .270 Rendon 3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .296 Taylor cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Harper rf 2 1 1 0 2 0 .249 Difo 2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242 Reynolds 1b 3 1 0 1 2 0 .263 Soto lf 5 0 1 2 0 1 .298 Robles cf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 Wieters c 3 2 1 1 1 0 .228 Sanchez 2b-3b 3 2 1 0 1 1 .192 Scherzer p 4 1 1 1 0 1 .270 TOTALS 31 10 6 8 9 4 CHICAGO 000 000 102„3 9 3 WASHINGTON 300 005 20X„10 6 0 a-struck out for De La Rosa in the 6th. bsingled for Rizzo in the 7th. c-popped out for Norwood in the 7th. d-struck out for Murphy in the 8th. e-struck out for Chatwood in the 9th. E „ Murphy (6), La Stella (4), Contreras (12). LOB „ Chicago 6, Washington 7. 2B „ La Stella (7). RBIs „ Contreras (50), Russell (38), Davis (2), Turner 2 (61), Rendon (69), Reynolds (39), Soto 2 (56), Wieters (23), Scherzer (6). SB „ Turner 2 (37), Harper (12). SF „ Davis. Runners left in scoring position „ Chicago 3 (Zobrist, Happ, Baez); Washington 2 (Reynolds, Sanchez). RISP „ Chicago 3 for 11; Washington 4 for 12. Runners moved up „ Rizzo, Rendon. GIDP „ La Stella, Reynolds, Soto. DP „ Chicago 2 (Russell, Murphy, Rizzo), (Russell, Bote, Caratini); Washington 1 (Turner, Reynolds). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Garcia, L, 3-7 .1 1 3 3 3 1 23 6.27 Kintzler 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 27 4.50 De La Rosa 3 1 0 0 1 0 40 3.83 Rosario .1 1 4 2 2 0 14 3.35 Norwood .2 1 1 0 0 1 17 5.87 Chatwood 2 1 2 2 2 0 37 5.30 WASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer, W, 17-6 9 9 3 3 0 11 111 2.31 Inherited runners-scored „ Kintzler 2-1, Norwood 3-3. HBP „ Scherzer (Happ), Chatwood (Robles). WP „ Norwood, Chatwood. Umpires „ Home, Mike Winters; First, Carlos Torres; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T „ 2:45.RAYS 10, ORIOLES 5BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .270 Rickard rf 5 1 3 0 0 1 .249 Villar 2b 2 0 2 3 2 0 .269 Mancini dh 3 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .178 Beckham ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .225 Sisco c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .185 Nunez 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .235 Andreoli lf 3 0 0 0 0 3 .205 d-Joseph ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 TOTALS 34 5 11 5 3 10 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .302 Wendle 3b-2b 3 0 0 2 0 0 .294 Pham lf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .257 Choi dh 2 0 1 1 0 1 .275 b-Cron ph-dh 2 1 1 0 0 1 .255 Kiermaier cf 5 2 2 0 0 0 .220 Adames ss 4 2 2 0 0 2 .262 Bauers 1b 2 1 1 1 1 0 .194 Lowe 2b 2 1 1 0 0 0 .261 a-Duffy ph-3b 2 1 2 2 0 0 .297 Ciuffo c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .308 c-Gomez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .219 Sucre c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 TOTALS 35 10 14 7 1 7 BALTIMORE 001 200 200„5 11 1 TAMPA BAY 410 002 30X„10 14 1 a-singled for Lowe in the 6th. b-singled for Choi in the 7th. c-struck out for Ciuffo in the 7th. d-struck out for Andreoli in the 9th. E „ Nunez (10), Duffy (13). LOB „ Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 7. 2B „ Rickard (7), Choi (13), Adames (6), Lowe (4). 3B „ Pham (3). HR „ Nunez (5), off Yarbrough. RBIs „ Villar 3 (41), Nunez 2 (14), Smith (36), Wendle 2 (51), Choi (24), Bauers (37), Duffy 2 (42). SB „ Rickard (4), Villar 2 (26), Smith (30), Wendle (13). CS „ Villar (4), Bauers (5). SF „ Wendle, Choi. S „ Wendle, Bauers. Runners left in scoring position „ Baltimore 2 (Mancini, Davis); Tampa Bay 5 (Wendle, Pham, Choi 2, Kiermaier). RISP „ Baltimore 2 for 5; Tampa Bay 4 for 13. Runners moved up „ Wendle. GIDP „ Rickard, Mancini. DP „ Tampa Bay 2 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers), (Duffy, Wendle, Bauers). BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hess, L, 3-10 5 7 6 2 0 3 86 5.17 Scott 1 3 1 1 0 1 19 5.80 Fry .1 3 3 3 1 1 27 4.00 Wright Jr. .2 1 0 0 0 1 8 5.66 Givens 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 4.57 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Castillo 1 1 0 0 1 1 19 3.40 Yarbrough, W, 14-5 3.2 6 3 3 2 3 58 3.78 Stanek .1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.65 Kolarek, H, 6 1.2 1 1 1 0 2 28 3.67 Roe 0 2 1 1 0 0 9 3.98 Alvarado, H, 29 .1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2.17 Schultz 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 3.86 Kittredge 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 7.18 Hess pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Roe pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored „ Scott 1-1, Wright Jr. 2-1, Stanek 1-0, Roe 1-1, Alvarado 2-0. HBP „ Hess (Ciuffo), Roe (Mancini). WP „ Hess, Scott. Umpires „ Home, Chris Conroy; First, Nic Lentz; Second, CB Bucknor; Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T „ 3:00. A „ 10,275 (42,735).TIGERS 4, CARDINALS 3ST. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .272 Martinez dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .303 ONeill rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .245 Ozuna lf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .278 Garcia lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077 DeJong ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .228 Munoz 2b 2 0 1 0 1 0 .281 Bader cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .274 Wisdom 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Pena c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 a-Adams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Kelly c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 TOTALS 31 3 4 3 1 14 DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 3 1 1 1 2 1 .230 Adduci 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .298 Castellanos rf 3 0 1 0 2 0 .293 Martinez dh 2 0 0 1 1 0 .249 Goodrum ss 2 0 0 0 2 1 .236 Mahtook lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .213 Greiner c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .240 Lugo 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .278 Reyes cf 4 2 2 0 0 0 .241 TOTALS 29 4 6 2 8 7 ST. LOUIS 000 000 012„3 4 2 DETROIT 200 100 001„4 6 0 One out when winning run scored. a-lined out for Pena in the 8th. E „ Carpenter (14), Wisdom (2). LOB „ St. Louis 2, Detroit 10. 2B „ Munoz (15). HR „ DeJong (17), off Boyd; Ozuna (21), off Greene. RBIs „ Ozuna 2 (75), DeJong (52), Candelario (51), Martinez (52). SF „ Martinez. S „ Adduci. Runners left in scoring position „ St. Louis 1 (Bader); Detroit 3 (Adduci 2, Mahtook). RISP „ St. Louis 0 for 1; Detroit 0 for 5. GIDP „ Lugo, Reyes. DP „ St. Louis 2 (Carpenter, DeJong, Poncedeleon), (Wisdom, Munoz, Carpenter); Detroit 1 (Goodrum, Lugo). ST. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Flaherty 5 4 3 3 4 6 92 2.92 Poncedeleon 2 1 0 0 1 1 27 2.67 Cecil .1 1 0 0 1 0 14 6.59 Brebbia .2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.64 Norris, L, 3-5 .1 0 1 0 2 0 15 3.58 DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Boyd 7 2 1 1 1 11 98 4.11 Wilson, H, 12 .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 3.58 Stumpf, H, 11 .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5.29 Greene, W, 4-6, BS, 6-34 1 2 2 2 0 2 23 4.87 Boyd pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored „ Brebbia 2-0, Wilson 1-0, Stumpf 1-0. WP „ Flaherty 2, Norris. Umpires „ Home, Ryan Additon; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Tony Randazzo. T „ 2:56. A „ 30,268 (41,297).ROYALS 4, TWINS 1KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Merri“eld 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .304 Mondesi ss 5 2 2 1 0 1 .270 Gordon lf 5 0 1 1 0 2 .239 Dozier 3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .236 OHearn 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Perez c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .233 Bonifacio rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .244 Goodwin cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .245 Herrera dh 3 0 0 0 1 0 .224 TOTALS 35 4 8 4 3 9 MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mauer 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Polanco ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Rosario dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .292 Forsythe 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Cave cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Garver c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Kepler rf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .226 Grossman lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Adrianza 3b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .249 TOTALS 27 1 1 1 1 4 KANSAS CITY 000 001 300„4 8 0 MINNESOTA 000 000 001„1 1 0 LOB „ Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1. 2B „ Mondesi (10), Bonifacio (13). RBIs „ Merri“eld (52), Mondesi (21), Gordon (40), Dozier (27), Adrianza (31). SB „ Merri“eld (31), Mondesi 2 (20). SF „ Adrianza. Runners left in scoring position „ Kansas City 5 (Gordon 2, Perez, Herrera 2). RISP „ Kansas City 3 for 11; Runners moved up „ Herrera. KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez, W, 2-4 8 1 1 1 1 4 110 3.72 Peralta, S, 9-9 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 3.96 MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Berrios, L, 11-11 6 3 1 1 2 5 95 3.83 Duffey .2 3 3 3 0 1 20 9.00 Vasquez .2 1 0 0 0 1 14 0.00 Curtiss .2 0 0 0 0 1 7 15.43 Reed 1 1 0 0 1 1 22 4.70 Lopez pitched to 2 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored „ Peralta 2-1, Vasquez 1-1. HBP „ Berrios (OHearn). PB „ Garver (9). Umpires „ Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, John Libka; Second, Chad Fairchild; Third, Kerwin Danley. T „ 2:42. A „ 25,814 (38,649).BREWERS 4, GIANTS 3SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. dArnaud 1b 3 1 0 0 0 2 .235 e-Jones ph-1b 1 1 1 2 0 0 .429 Tomlinson 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .217 f-Panik ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 Slater rf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .280 Blach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .034 g-Crawford ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .257 Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Longoria 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244 Pence lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .216 Garcia c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .455 h-Belt ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Avelino ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 c-Hanson ph-ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Hernandez cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .240 i-C.Shaw ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .059 Stratton p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .105 a-Blanco ph-rf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .237 TOTALS 33 3 6 3 3 13 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Cain cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .306 Yelich lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .316 T.Shaw 2b-1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .242 Aguilar 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .276 Perez 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 Granderson rf 1 1 0 0 1 1 .247 b-Broxton ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Moustakas 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .252 Pina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Arcia ss 1 0 0 1 1 0 .217 Gonzalez p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .065 Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cedeno p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 28 4 5 4 3 9 SAN FRANCISCO 000 001 020„3 6 0 MILWAUKEE 100 210 00X„4 5 1 a-reached on error for Stratton in the 6th. b-struck out for Granderson in the 6th. cstruck out for Avelino in the 7th. d-grounded out for Knebel in the 7th. e-homered for dArnaud in the 8th. f-grounded out for Tomlinson in the 8th. g-walked for Blach in the 8th. h-struck out for Garcia in the 9th. i-walked for Hernandez in the 9th. E „ Aguilar (4). LOB „ San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4. 2B „ Pence (8), Aguilar (23), Moustakas (30). HR „ Jones (2), off Soria; T.Shaw (28), off Stratton; Yelich (28), off Stratton. RBIs „ Slater (17), Jones 2 (3), Yelich (86), T.Shaw (77), Moustakas (85), Arcia (23). SB „ Yelich (17). CS „ Tomlinson (2). SF „ Arcia. Runners left in scoring position „ San Francisco 3 (Pence 2, Hernandez); Milwaukee 3 (Granderson, Gonzalez, Broxton). RISP „ San Francisco 1 for 5; Milwaukee 1 for 5. Runners moved up „ Tomlinson. SAN FRANCISCO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stratton, L, 9-9 5 4 4 4 3 6 85 4.99 Blach 2 0 0 0 0 1 25 4.25 Smith 1 1 0 0 0 2 13 1.72 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez, W, 8-11 5.2 3 1 0 1 7 89 4.40 Knebel, H, 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 17 4.64 Soria, H, 10 .2 2 2 2 0 1 16 3.33 Cedeno 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2.60 Jeffress, S, 10-15 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 32 1.43 Cedeno pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored „ Knebel 1-0, Jeffress 1-0. WP „ Jeffress. Umpires „ Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Adam Hamari. T „ 2:53. A „ 40,686 (41,900).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSEPT. 9 1914: George Davis of the Boston Braves pitched a 7-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader. Davis no-hitter was the “rst thrown at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. 1922: Baby Doll Jacobson hit three triples to lead the St. Louis Browns to a 16-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. 1936: The New York Yankees clinched their eighth American League pennant with a doubleheader sweep of the Cleveland Indians, 11-3 and 12-9. The Yankees “nished 19 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the largest margin in team history. 1945: Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader. 1948: Rex Barney of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 2-0 no-hit victory against the New York Giants on a rainy day at the Polo Grounds. He walked two and struck out four. 1965: Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tossed his fourth no-hitter, a perfect game, against the Chicago Cubs. Koufax fanned 14 in the 1-0 victory while Cubs pitcher Bob Hendley allowed one hit: a double by Lou Johnson. 1987: Nolan Ryan struck out 16 to pass 4,500 for his career as the Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. 1988: Atlantas Bruce Sutter joined Rollie Fingers and Rich Gossage as the only pitchers to save 300 games as the Braves beat the San Diego Padres, 5-4 in 11 innings. 1992: Robin Yount became the 17th player to reach 3,000 hits in the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Yount singled to right center off Clevelands Jose Mesa in the seventh inning. 1998: The New York Yankees of“cially clinched the AL East title, the earliest in AL history, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-5. The Yankees improved to 102-41: 20 games ahead of secondplace Boston. 2001: Barry Bonds hit three home runs to give him 63 for the season. The third homer was a three-run shot in the 11th inning lifting San Francisco over the Colorado Rockies 9-4. 2003: Tomas Perez and Jason Michaels hit grand slams as Philadelphia routed Atlanta 18-5. 2004: Joe Randa had six hits and tied a major league record with six runs, and Alex Berroa hit a threerun homer and drove in a career-high “ve runs in Kansas Citys 26-5 victory over Detroit in the “rst game of a doubleheader. Randa became the “rst AL player to have six hits and six runs in the same nineinning game.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSPirates 5, Marlins 1: Josh Bell homered for the second game in a row. Reds 7, Padres 2, 6 innings, rain: Joey Votto ended his two-month homer drought with Cincinnatis 11th grand slam „ one shy of the NL record. Astros 5, Red Sox 3: Alex Bregman hit his 30th home run. Indians 9, Blue Jays 8: Roberto Perez homered and drove in four. Nationals 10, Cubs 3, “rst game: Max Scherzer pitched a complete game. Athletics 8, Rangers 6: Khris Davis hit his major league-leading 41st home run. Rays 10, Orioles 5: Ryan Yarbrough struggled but got his 14th win, most among major league rookies, and the Tampa Bay Rays won their 10th straight home game by beating the Baltimore Orioles. Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Victor Reyes scored on a game-ending wild pitch with one out in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals. Brewers 4, Giants 3: Gio Gonzalez received a standing ovation following an impressive “rst start with Milwaukee, and the Brewers beat the slumping San Francisco Giants. Royals 4, Twins 1: Kansas City rookie Jorge Lopez came within three outs of a perfect game before Max Kepler walked leading off the ninth inning and Robbie Grossman followed with a single in the Royals win over the Minnesota Twins. LATE L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets Atlanta at Arizona L.A. Dodgers at Colorado Chicago Cubs at Washington, 2nd gameTODAYS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Philadelphia Velasquez (R) 9-10 4.10 11-15 1-1 14.0 3.86 New York deGrom (R) 1:10p 8-8 1.68 12-16 0-1 20.0 1.35 San Diego Nix (R) 2-3 4.85 2-3 1-2 19.1 4.19 Cincinnati Mahle (R) 1:10p 7-9 4.95 11-11 0-2 8.1 16.20 Miami Brigham (R) 0-1 9.00 0-1 0-1 3.0 9.00 Pittsburgh Williams (R) 1:35p 12-9 3.15 14-13 2-0 18.2 0.48 Chicago Montgomery (L) 4-5 3.85 7-8 1-1 14.1 3.77 Washington Fedde (R) 1:35p 1-3 6.00 2-5 1-0 11.0 7.36 San Francisco Bumgarner (L) 5-5 3.07 8-9 1-0 20.0 3.15 Milwaukee Davies (R) 2:10p 2-5 4.88 3-6 0-2 14.0 6.43 Los Angeles Hill (L) 7-5 3.73 10-10 2-1 17.0 3.71 Colorado Anderson (L) 3:10p 6-7 4.80 11-17 0-2 12.1 9.49 Atlanta Toussaint (R) 1-1 3.37 1-1 1-1 10.2 3.38 Arizona Ray (L) 4:10p 5-2 4.25 9-10 2-0 16.2 1.08AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Cleveland Clevinger (R) 11-7 3.11 13-15 2-0 18.2 1.93 Toronto Pannone (L) 1:07p 1-1 4.59 1-1 1-1 10.1 6.10 Baltimore Rogers (L) 1-1 4.35 1-1 1-1 10.1 4.35 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 1:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Kansas City Kennedy (R) 1-8 5.13 4-14 0-1 15.0 4.20 Minnesota Littell (R) 2:10p 0-2 11.05 0-1 0-1 3.0 18.00 Los Angeles Heaney (L) 8-9 4.16 13-13 1-2 18.0 4.50 Chicago Lopez (R) 2:10p 5-9 4.37 11-17 1-0 19.2 1.83 Texas Springs (L) 0-0 2.29 0-1 0-0 2.0 0.00 Oakland Cahill (R) 4:05p 6-3 3.60 11-7 1-1 13.1 6.75 New York Sabathia (L) 7-6 3.54 14-11 0-2 15.1 5.28 Seattle Ramirez (R) 4:10p 2-3 5.56 4-3 2-1 14.1 5.65 Houston Keuchel (L) 11-10 3.46 17-12 2-0 19.0 2.37 Boston Porcello (R) 8:05p 16-7 4.20 19-10 1-1 15.0 4.80INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA St. Louis Gant (R) 6-5 3.19 6-9 1-0 17.0 0.53 Detroit Fulmer (R) 1:10p 3-10 4.57 5-17 0-1 14.0 5.14 KEY: TEAM REC-Teams Record in games started by todays pitcher. FRIDAYS GAMES American League Toronto 3, Cleveland 2, 11 inn. Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 2 Houston 6, Boston 3 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 6 L.A. Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 8, Texas 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 0 National League Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd. Cincinnati 12, San Diego 6 Pittsburgh 5, Miami 3 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Interleague Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 MONDAYS GAMES American League Houston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chi. White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. National League L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Boston 97 46 .678 „ New York 88 53 .624 8 Tampa Bay 77 64 .546 19 Toronto 64 78 .451 32 Baltimore 41 101 .289 55 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Cleveland 81 61 .570 „ Minnesota 64 77 .454 16 Detroit 59 83 .415 22 Chicago 56 85 .397 24 Kansas City 47 94 .333 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 89 53 .627 „ Oakland 86 57 .601 3 Seattle 78 63 .553 10 Los Angeles 69 72 .489 19 Texas 61 81 .430 28Fridays GamesDetroit 5, St. Louis 3 Toronto 3, Cleveland 2, 11 innings Tampa Bay 14, Baltimore 2 Houston 6, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 6 Oakland 8, Texas 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 0Saturdays GamesHouston 5, Boston 3 Oakland 8, Texas 6 Cleveland 9, Toronto 8 Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 5 Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, late N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, lateTodays GamesCleveland (Clevinger 11-7) at Toronto (Pannone 1-1), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (Cobb 5-15) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Gant 6-5) at Detroit (Fulmer 3-10), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (Kennedy 1-8) at Minnesota (Littell 0-2), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Heaney 8-9) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 5-9), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Jurado 2-4) at Oakland (Cahill 6-3), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 7-6) at Seattle (Ramirez 2-3), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 11-10) at Boston (Porcello 16-7), 8:05 p.m.Mondays GamesHouston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 77 64 .546 „ Philadelphia 74 66 .529 2 Washington 70 72 .493 7 New York 63 77 .450 13 Miami 56 86 .394 21 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 83 58 .589 „ Milwaukee 81 62 .566 3 St. Louis 78 64 .549 5 Pittsburgh 71 71 .500 12 Cincinnati 61 82 .427 23 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 77 63 .550 „ Los Angeles 77 64 .546 Arizona 76 65 .539 1 San Francisco 68 75 .476 10 San Diego 56 88 .389 23Fridays GamesDetroit 5, St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 2 Pittsburgh 5, Miami 3 Cincinnati 12, San Diego 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs at Washington, ppd.Saturdays GamesPittsburgh 5, Miami 1 Cincinnati 7, San Diego 2, 7 innings Washington 10, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game Chicago Cubs at Washington, 2nd game, late Detroit 4, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 3 Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, lateTodays GamesPhiladelphia (Velasquez 9-10) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-8), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Nix 2-3) at Cincinnati (Reed 0-2), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Gant 6-5) at Detroit (Fulmer 3-10), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 4-5) at Washington (Fedde 1-3), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Brigham 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Williams 12-9), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-5) at Milwaukee (Davies 2-5), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Wood 8-6) at Colorado (Anderson 6-7), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Toussaint 1-1) at Arizona (Ray 5-2), 4:10 p.m.Mondays GamesL.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Baltimore 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Cleveland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Denver 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Kansas City 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Chargers 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 18 12 Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Giants 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 .000 0 0 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Carolina 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New Orleans 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 12 18 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Green Bay 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 .000 0 0 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 L.A. Rams 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0WEEK 1 Sept. 6Philadelphia 18, Atlanta 12Todays GamesBuffalo 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s GamesNew York Jets at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles Rams at Oakland, 10:20 p.m.WEEK 2 Thursdays GameBaltimore at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 17Seattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.NFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation):TodayBUFFALO at BALTIMORE „ BILLS: OUT: WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Julian Stanford (nose). RAVENS: OUT: DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee). CINCINNATI at INDIANAPOLIS „ BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cody Core (back). COLTS: OUT: T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist). QUESTIONABLE: T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring). DALLAS at CAROLINA „ COWBOYS: OUT: C Travis Frederick (illness), DE Datone Jones (knee), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chidobe Awuzie (back), S Kavon Frazier (shoulder). PANTHERS: OUT: WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness). QUESTIONABLE: TE Chris Manhertz (foot), G Amini Silatolu (knee), T Daryl Williams (knee). HOUSTON at NEW ENGLAND „ TEXANS: OUT: CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). QUESTIONABLE: WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring). PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Nate Ebner (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JACKSONVILLE at N.Y. GIANTS „ JAGUARS: No Players Listed. GIANTS: OUT: LB Tae Davis (hamstring), DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). KANSAS CITY at L.A. CHARGERS „ CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). CHARGERS: OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot). PITTSBURGH at CLEVELAND „ STEELERS: OUT: TE Vance McDonald (foot). BROWNS: OUT: CB E.J. Gaines (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB James Burgess (concussion). SAN FRANCISCO at MINNESOTA „ 49ERS: OUT: T Erik Magnuson (hamstring), LB Dekoda Watson (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring). VIKINGS: OUT: T Aviante Collins (elbow), C Pat El”ein (ankle, shoulder), RB Roc Thomas (ankle). DOUBTFUL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Xavier Rhodes (hamstring). SEATTLE at DENVER „ SEAHAWKS: OUT: G D.J. Fluker (hamstring), LB K.J. Wright (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Dontae Johnson (hip). BRONCOS: No Players Listed. TAMPA BAY at NEW ORLEANS „ BUCCANEERS: OUT: DT Vita Vea (calf). DOUBTFUL: CB Brent Grimes (groin), CB DeVante Harris (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: T Donovan Smith (knee). SAINTS: QUESTIONABLE: G Jermon Bushrod (not injury related), T Andrus Peat (quadricep). TENNESSEE at MIAMI „ TITANS: OUT: T Jack Conklin (knee), LB Rashaan Evans (hamstring), LB Harold Landry (ankle), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). DOLPHINS: DOUBTFUL: WR DeVante Parker (“nger). WASHINGTON at ARIZONA „ REDSKINS: OUT: WR Maurice Harris (concussion). CARDINALS: OUT: DE Markus Golden (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles), RB T.J. Logan (ankle), DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot), DT Olsen Pierre (toe). CHICAGO at GREEN BAY „ BEARS: OUT: S DeAndre Houston-Carson (forearm, back). DOUBTFUL: TE Daniel Brown (shoulder). PACKERS: OUT: S Josh Jones (ankle).MondayN.Y. JETS at DETROIT „ JETS: DNP: LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot). LIMITED: y LB Jeremiah Attaochu (calf), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), LB Avery Williamson (hamstring). FULL: T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (hand), G Brian Winters (back). LIONS: DNP: DT Ricky Jean Francois (illness). LIMITED: T Andrew Donnal (knee). L.A. RAMS at OAKLAND „ RAMS: Practice Not Complete. RAIDERS: DNP: Friday RB DeAndre Washington (knee). LIMITED: RB Marshawn Lynch (groin), G Kelechi Osemele (back), DT Brian Price (hamstring). FULL: CB Nick Nelson (hamstring), LB Tahir Whitehead (ankle).COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 POLLThe Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with “rst-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 3, total points based on 25 points for a “rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and last weeks ranking (LW): RECORD PTS LW 1. Alabama (48) 1-0 1511 1 2. Clemson (12) 1-0 1467 2 3. Georgia 1-0 1350 3 4. Ohio State 1-0 1262 5 5. Wisconsin (1) 1-0 1258 4 6. Oklahoma 1-0 1251 7 7. Auburn 1-0 1236 9 8. Notre Dame 1-0 1080 12 9. Washington 0-1 870 6 10. Stanford 1-0 865 13 11. Louisiana State 1-0 801 25 12. Virginia Tech 1-0 777 20 13. Penn State 1-0 768 10 14. West Virginia 1-0 762 17 15. Michigan State 1-0 684 11 16. Texas Christian 1-0 632 16 17. Southern California 1-0 628 15 18. Mississippi State 1-0 538 18 19. Central Florida 1-0 407 21 20. Boise State 1-0 391 22 21. Michigan 0-1 318 14 22. Miami 0-1 241 8 23. Oregon 1-0 217 24 24. South Carolina 1-0 125 „ 25. Florida 1-0 89 „ Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma St. 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Mississippi 11, NC State 9, Florida St. 8, Memphis 6, Houston 6, Washington St. 6, Iowa St. 4, Kansas St. 3, Iowa 3, Hawaii 3, BYU 3, Fresno St. 1, Arkansas St. 1. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternWEEK 3 FridayNo. 16 Texas Christian 42, SMU 12SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama 57, Arkansas State 7 No. 2 Clemson at Texas A&M, late No. 3 Georgia 41, No. 24 South Carolina 17 No. 4 Ohio State 52, Rutgers 3 No. 5 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 No. 6 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 No. 7 Auburn vs. Alabama State, late No. 8 Notre Dame 24, Ball State 16 No. 9 Washington 45, North Dakota 3 No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 17 Southern California, late No. 11 Louisiana State 31, SE Louisiana 0 No. 12 Virginia Tech 62, William & Mary 17 No. 13 Penn State at Pittsburgh, late No. 14 West Virginia 52, Youngstown State 17 No. 15 Michigan State at Arizona State, late No. 18 Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 10 No. 19 Central Florida 38, South Carolina State 0 No. 20 Boise State vs. UConn, late No. 21 Michigan 49, Western Michigan 3 No. 22 Miami 77, Savannah State 0 No. 23 Oregon 62, Portland State 14 No. 25 Florida vs. Kentucky, lateRESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 3 Sept. 6 SOUTHKennesaw State 49, Tennessee Tech 10MIDWESTMissouri State 52, Lincoln (Mo.) 24Fridays Games EASTCentral Connecticut 55, Lincoln (Pa.) 0 SOUTHWESTTCU 42, SMU 12Saturdays Games EASTArmy 38, Liberty 14 Boston College 62, Holy Cross 14 Buffalo 36, Temple 29 Campbell 13, Georgetown 8 Colgate 10, New Hampshire 3 Delaware 37, Lafayette 0 Duquesne 23, Valparaiso 21 Monmouth (NJ) 56, Hampton 28 Navy 22, Memphis 21 Rhode Island 45, Albany (NY) 26 Sacred Heart 30, Bucknell 14 St. Francis (Pa.) 45, Delaware St. 14 Stony Brook 50, Bryant 21 Syracuse 62, Wagner 10 Villanova 31, Lehigh 9 West Virginia 52, Youngstown St. 17 Penn State at Pittsburgh, lateSOUTHAlabama 57, Arkansas St. 7 Bethune-Cookman 79, Va. Lynchburg 16 Carson-Newman 33, Virginia Union 29 East Carolina 41, North Carolina 19 FAU 33, Air Force 27 Florida Tech 17, Newberry 10 Georgia 41, South Carolina 17 Mississippi 76, S. Illinois 41 NC State 41, Georgia St. 7 South Florida 49, Georgia Tech 38 Tennessee 59, ETSU 3 Vanderbilt 41, Nevada 10 Virginia Tech 62, William & Mary 17 Wake Forest 51, Towson 20 West Georgia 42, Limestone 14 Appalachian State at Charlotte, late Furman at Elon, late UMass at Georgia Southern, late Jacksonville at Mercer, late Savannah State at Miami, late Mount St. Joseph at Morehead State, late Gardner-Webb at NC A&T, late St. Augustines at NC Central, late James Madison at Norfolk State, late Fordham at Richmond, late Waldorf at Stetson, late Chattanooga at The Citadel, late SC State at UCF, late VMI at Wofford, late E. Kentucky at Marshall, late North Alabama at Alabama A&M, late Louisiana-Lafayette at Alcorn State, late Presbyterian at Austin Peay, late UAB at Coastal Carolina, late Chowan at Davidson, late MVSU at Jacksonville State, late SE Louisiana at LSU, late Southern U. at Louisiana Tech, late Indiana State at Louisville, late UT Martin at Middle Tennessee, late Grambling State at Northwestern State, late Louisiana-Monroe at Southern Miss., late Jackson State vs. Tenn. State, late Florida A&M at Troy, late Samford at Florida State, late Alabama State at Auburn, late Kentucky at Florida, late FIU at Old Dominion, late Maine at W. Kentucky, late Nicholls at Tulane, lateMIDWESTAkron 41, Morgan St. 7 Butler 45, Taylor 7 Colorado 33, Nebraska 28 Duke 21, Northwestern 7 E. Michigan 20, Purdue 19 Iowa 13, Iowa St. 3 Kansas 31, Cent. Michigan 7 Kent St. 54, Howard 14 Maryland 45, Bowling Green 14 Michigan 49, W. Michigan 3 Mississippi St. 31, Kansas St. 10 Notre Dame 24, Ball St. 16 Ohio St. 52, Rutgers 3 SE Missouri 40, Dayton 21 South Dakota 43, N. Colorado 28 Wisconsin 45, New Mexico 14 Wyoming at Missouri, late Montana State at S. Dakota State, late W. Illinois at Illinois, late E. Illinois at Illinois State, late Virginia at Indiana, late Fresno State at Minnesota, late Utah at N. Illinois, late Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio), lateSOUTHWESTHouston 45, Arizona 18 Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21 Texas Tech 77, Lamar 0 Angelo State at Abilene Christian, late Cumberland (Tenn.) at Ark.-Pine Bluff, late Murray State at Cent. Arkansas, late McNeese State at Houston Baptist, late Prairie View at Sam Houston State, late Tarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, late Clemson at Texas A&M, late Texas Southern at Texas State, late Baylor at UTSA, late Incarnate Word at North Texas, late South Alabama at Oklahoma State, late Tulsa at Texas, lateFAR WESTIdaho 56, W. New Mexico 10 Montana 48, Drake 16 Oregon 62, Portland St. 14 Washington 45, North Dakota 3 E. Washington at N. Arizona, late Arkansas at Colorado State, late S. Utah at Oregon State, late New Mexico State at Utah State, late Southern Cal at Stanford, late Sacramento State at San Diego State, late UTEP at UNLV, late Weber State at Cal Poly, late San Diego at UC Davis, late California at BYU, late UConn at Boise State, late Michigan State at Arizona State, late San Jose State at Washington State, late Rice at Hawaii, lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Chicago -114 at Washington +104 at New York -172 Philadelphia +160 at Cincinnati -138 San Diego +128 at Pittsburgh -200 Miami +180 at Milwaukee -130 San Francisco +120 Los Angeles -120 at Colorado +110 at Arizona -140 Atlanta +130American Leagueat Chicago Off Los Angeles Off Cleveland -165 at Toronto +155 at Tampa Bay Off Baltimore Off at Minnesota Off Kansas City Off at Oakland -215 Texas +195 New York -128 at Seattle +118 at Boston -115 Houston +105InterleagueSt. Louis -125 at Detroit +115NFL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Pittsburgh 6 4 41 at Cleveland at Minnesota 5 6 46 San Fran. at Indianapolis 1 2 48 Cincinnati at Baltimore 3 7 39 Buffalo Jacksonville 3 3 42 at N.Y. Giants at New Orleans 7 9 49 Tampa Bay at New England 6 6 49 Houston Tennessee 1 1 45 at Miami at L.A. Chargers 3 3 48 Kansas City at Denver 1 3 42 Seattle at Carolina 2 2 42 Dallas at Arizona Pk 1 44 Washington at Green Bay 8 7 47 ChicagoMondayat Detroit 6 6 45 NY Jets L.A. Rams 1 4 48 at OaklandUpdated odds available at TRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueCHICAGO WHITE SOX „ Placed RHP Michael Kopech on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Rob Scahill from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS „ Released LHP Josh Smoker. HOUSTON ASTROS „ Reinstated RHP Charlie Morton from the 10-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS „ Recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Nashville (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS „ Assigned RHP Mike Hauschild outright to Buffalo (IL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS „ Reinstated RHP Zack Godley from paternity leave. LOS ANGELES DODGERS „ Sent RHP Dennis Santana to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS „ Selected the contract of C Jose Lobaton from Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Bobby Wahl to the 60-day DL. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES „ Recalled C Andrew Knapp and 3B Mitch Walding from Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS „ Sent RHPs Michael Wacha and Mike Mayers to Memphis (PCL) for rehab assignments.BASKETBALLNational Basketball AssociationCLEVELAND CAVALIERS „ Signed G David Nwaba to a one-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueCINCINNATI BENGALS „ Signed WR Alex Erickson to a two-year contract extension. NEW YORK JETS „ Waived FB Lawrence Thomas. Signed LB Frankie Luvu from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS „ Placed LB Dekoda Watson on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS „ Waived CB Simeon Thomas. Placed CB Dontae Johnson on injured reserve. Activated S Earl Thomas. Signed CB Akeem King from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS „ Waived/injured DE Anthony Lanier.TENNISATP WORLD TOUR/WTA TOURU.S. OPENSaturdays results at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York (seedings in parentheses):Womens Singles ChampionshipNaomi Osaka (20, Japan, def. Serena Williams (17), United States, 6-2, 6-4. Mixed Doubles Championship Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States and Jamie Murray, Britain, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.FRIDAYS RESULTS Mens Singles Semi“nalJuan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, def. Rafael Nadal (1), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-2, retired. Novak Djokovic (6), Serbia, def. Kei Nishikori (21), Japan, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.Mens Doubles FinalMike Bryan, United States and Jack Sock (3), United States, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland and Marcelo Melo (7), Brazil, 6-3, 6-1.U.S. OPEN SHOW COURT SCHEDULESToday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New YorkArthur Ashe StadiumCoco Vandeweghe, United States and Ashleigh Barty (13), Australia, vs. Kristina Mladenovic, France and Timea Babos (2), Hungary Juan Martin del Potro (3), Argentina, vs. Novak Djokovic (6), SerbiaRECENT U.S. OPEN WOMENS CHAMPIONS2018 „ Naomi Osaka 2017 „ Sloane Stephens 2016 „ Angelique Kerber 2015 „ Flavia Pennetta 2014 „ Serena WilliamsGOLFPGA TOURBMW CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdays leaders at Aronimink GC, Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $9 million. Yardage: 7,267; Par: 70 (35-35)Third RoundJustin Rose 66-63-64„193 Rory McIlroy 62-69-63„194 Xander Schauffele 63-64-67„194 Tommy Fleetwood 71-62-62„195 Rickie Fowler 65-65-65„195 Keegan Bradley 66-64-66„196 Francesco Molinari 70-63-64„197 Billy Horschel 64-67-66„197 Justin Thomas 64-67-66„197 Hideki Matsuyama 66-64-67„197 Patrick Reed 69-65-64„198 Gary Woodland 66-66-66„198 Webb Simpson 66-67-65„198 Tiger Woods 62-70-66„198 Scott Piercy 70-64-65„199 Andrew Putnam 67-66-66„199 Ted Potter, Jr. 68-64-67„199 Tony Finau 68-64-67„199 Kevin Na 70-62-67„199 Jason Day 67-64-68„199 Jon Rahm 66-69-65„200 Ryan Armour 65-67-68„200 Aaron Wise 65-67-68„200 Byeong Hun An 65-67-68„200 Alex Noren 64-66-70„200 Bubba Watson 71-65-65„201 Bryson DeChambeau 67-70-64„201 Keith Mitchell 67-67-67„201 Jason Kokrak 69-65-67„201 Austin Cook 71-67-63„201 Adam Hadwin 69-69-63„201 Charles Howell III 68-63-70„201 Brooks Koepka 69-68-65„202 Kyle Stanley 67-70-65„202 Henrik Stenson 66-69-67„202 Beau Hossler 67-67-68„202 Dustin Johnson 70-68-64„202 Luke List 70-66-67„203 Zach Johnson 68-68-68„204 J.J. Spaun 67-68-69„204 Brice Garnett 70-67-67„204 Andrew Landry 68-70-66„204 Jordan Spieth 67-71-66„204 Peter Uihlein 64-70-71„205 Abraham Ancer 69-68-68„205 C.T. Pan 67-67-71„205 Chez Reavie 68-70-67„205 Ian Poulter 68-70-67„205 Si Woo Kim 71-68-66„205 Patrick Cantlay 71-65-70„206 Paul Casey 69-68-69„206 Tyrrell Hatton 69-68-69„206 Chris Kirk 69-68-69„206 Brian Gay 66-71-69„206 Patton Kizzire 68-71-67„206 Marc Leishman 74-66-66„206 Pat Perez 69-70-68„207 Emiliano Grillo 67-70-71„208 Rafa Cabrera Bello 70-68-70„208 Kevin Kisner 72-67-69„208 Adam Scott 74-68-66„208 Chesson Hadley 69-69-71„209 Ryan Palmer 70-69-70„209 Louis Oosthuizen 73-68-68„209 Cameron Smith 71-71-68„210 Brandt Snedeker 71-69-71„211 Brendan Steele 74-69-69„212 Phil Mickelson 73-72-67„212 Brian Harman 69-72-76„217EUROPEAN TOUREUROPEAN MASTERSSaturdays leaders at Crans-sur-Sierre GC, Crans Montana, Switzerland Purse: $2.91 million. Yardage: 6,848; Par: 70Third RoundMatthew Fitzpatrick, England 69-64-63„196 Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France 68-66-64„198 Daniel Brooks, England 69-67-64„200 Wu Ashun, China 70-65-65„200 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 69-65-66„200 Lucas Bjerregaard, Denmark 68-65-67„200 Doug Ghim, United States 68-65-67„200 Gavin Green, Malaysia 69-69-63„201 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 68-67-66„201 Nino Bertasio, Italy 70-67-65„202 Nacho Elvira, Spain 66-69-67„202 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 65-66-71„202 Lee Westwood, England 68-69-66„203 David Lipsky, United States 68-70-66„204 Erik van Rooyen, South Africa 66-71-67„204 Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 67-69-68„204 Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 65-70-69„204 Stephen Gallacher, Scotland 68-66-70„204 Andy Sullivan, England 65-72-68„205 Matthew Southgate, England 69-67-69„205 Chase Kopeka, United States 71-65-69„205AlsoKiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 71-67-70„208AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBIG MACHINE VODKA 400 LINEUPSaturday qualifying cancelled, race today, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Lap length: 2.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, charter team owner points 1st. 2. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, charter team owner points 2nd. 3. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, charter team owner points 3rd. 4. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, charter team owner points 4th. 5. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, charter team owner points 5th. 6. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, charter team owner points 6th. 7. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 7th. 8. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, charter team owner points 8th. 9. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, charter team owner points 9th. 10. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, charter team owner points 10th. 11. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 11th. 12. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, charter team owner points 12th. 13. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, charter team owner points 13th. 14. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 14th. 15. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 15th. 16. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, charter team owner points 16th. 17. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 17th. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 18th. 19. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, charter team owner points 19th. 20. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, charter team owner points 20th. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 21st. 22. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 22nd. 23. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 23rd. 24. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 24th. 25. (38) David Ragan, Ford, charter team owner points 25th. 26. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, charter team owner points 26th. 27. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 27th. 28. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 28th. 29. (6) Matt Kenseth, Ford, charter team owner points 29th. 30. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 30th. 31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, charter team owner points 31st. 32. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 32nd. 33. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 33rd. 34. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 34th. 35. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, charter team owner points 35th. 36. (51) David Starr, Chevrolet, charter team owner points 36th. 37. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, open team owner points 37th. 38. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, open team owner points 38th. 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, open team owner points 42nd. 40. (52) BJ McLeod, Ford, open team owner points 44th.NASCAR XFINITYLILLY DIABATES 250 LINEUPSaturday qualifying cancelled, Saturday night race postponed until Monday, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Lap length: 2.5 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (22) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 2018 owner points 1st. 2. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 2nd. 3. (18) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 2018 owner points 3rd. 4. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 4th. 5. (00) Cole Custer, Ford, 2018 owner points 5th. 6. (42) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 6th. 7. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 2018 owner points 7th. 8. (21) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 8th. 9. (9) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 9th. 10. (23) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 10th. 11. (19) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 2018 owner points 11th. 12. (2) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 12th. 13. (11) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 13th. 14. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 14th. 15. (16) Ryan Reed, Ford, 2018 owner points 15th. 16. (4) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 16th. 17. (5) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 17th. 18. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 18th. 19. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 19th. 20. (36) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 20th. 21. (35) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 21st. 22. (60) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 2018 owner points 22nd. 23. (0) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 23rd. 24. (78) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 25th. 25. (90) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 26th. 26. (8) Caesar Bacarella, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 27th. 27. (38) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 28th. 28. (15) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 29th. 29. (52) David Starr, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 30th. 30. (01) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 2018 owner points 32nd. 31. (12) Austin Cindric, Ford, 2017 owner winner. 32. (10) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 2018 driver winner. 33. (93) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 2000 driver winner. 34. (76) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 24-33rd. 35. (45) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 24-36th. 36. (40) Chad Finchum, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 24-37th. 37. (66) Brandon Hightower, Dodge, 2018 owner attempts 24-39th. 38. (74) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 24-41st. 39. (55) Bayley Currey, Toyota, 2018 owner attempts 23-38th. 40. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 2018 owner attempts 21-46th.Failed to qualify41. (13) Timmy Hill, Dodge, 2018 owner attempts 7-47th.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA New York Red Bulls 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 5 6 54 56 33 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 D.C. United 8 11 7 31 43 44 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 16 3 24 40 61 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Sporting Kansas City 13 7 6 45 48 33 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Portland 11 7 8 41 38 36 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 15 2 29 38 52 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 14 6 24 31 48 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 5New England 1, New York City FC 0Saturdays GamesD.C. United 1, New York City FC 1, tie Orlando City at Sporting Kansas City, late Colorado at Portland, lateWednesdays GameMinnesota United at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 15Atlanta United FC at Colorado, 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 10 p.m. New England at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 16New York Red Bulls at D.C. United, 1 p.m. Orlando City at Chicago, 5 p.m.NATIONAL WOMENS SOCCER LEAGUEAll times Eastern W L T PTS GF GA x-North Carolina 16 1 6 54 48 17 x-Portland 12 6 6 42 40 28 x-Seattle 11 5 8 41 27 19 x-Chicago 9 5 10 37 38 28 Utah 9 7 8 35 22 23 Houston 9 9 5 32 35 34 Orlando 8 10 6 30 30 37 Washington 2 17 5 11 12 35 Sky Blue FC 1 17 6 9 21 52 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie; x-clinched playoff spotSept. 4Chicago 5, Sky Blue FC 0Fridays GamePortland 3, Seattle 1Saturdays GamesSky Blue FC 1, Orlando 0 Utah 2, Chicago 1 Houston at North Carolina, latePLAYOFFS Semi“nalsSaturday, Sept. 15: Seattle at Portland, 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16: Chicago at North Carolina, 3 p.m.ChampionshipSaturday, Sept. 22: TBD vs. TBD at Portland, 4:30 p.m.2018 U.S. MENS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 2, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 „ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 „ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 „ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 „ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 „ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 „ vs. Mexico at Nashville, Tenn., 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 „ vs. England at London, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 „ vs. Italy (site TBD), 3 p.m.FRIDAYS LATE SUMMARY BRAZIL 2, UNITED STATES 0At East Rutherford, N.J.BRAZIL 2 0 „ 2 UNITED STATES 0 0 „ 0First half„1, Brazil, Firmino (Costa), 11th minute. 2, Brazil, Neymar, penalty kick, 44th minute. Second half„None. Yellow cards„None. Red cards„None. Referee„Fernando Guerrero, Mexico. Linesmen„Alberto Morin, Mexico; Andres Hernandez Delgado, Mexico. A„32,469.LineupsBrazil „Alisson; Fabinho, Thiago Silva (Dede, 80th), Marquinhos, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Fred (Arthur, 60th), Phillipe Coutinho (Lucas Paqueta, 71st); Douglas Costa (Willian, 60th), Neymar (Everton, 80th), Roberto Firmino (Richarlison, 75th) United States „Zack Steffen; DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Miazga, John Brooks, Antonee Robinson; Tyler Adams, Wil Trapp (Mark Delgado, 83rd), Weston McKennie (Christian Roldan, 83rd); Paul Arriola (Kellyn Acosta, 55th), Julian Green (Tim Weah, 55th); Bobby Wood (Gyasi Zardes, 69th).PRO BASKETBALLWNBA PLAYOFFSAll times EasternFINALS SEATTLE 1, WASHINGTON 0 (Best-of-5, x -if necessary)Friday: Seattle 89, Washington 76 Today: Washington at Seattle, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Friday, Sept. 14: Seattle at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Sept. 16: Washington at Seattle, 8 p.m.FRIDAYS BOX SCORE STORM 89, MYSTICS 76WASHINGTON (76) Atkins 10-14 2-2 23, Cloud 3-7 4-4 11, Delle Donne 4-11 2-2 10, Sanders 0-3 0-0 0, Toliver 2-11 0-0 5, Currie 1-1 0-0 2, Hawkins 1-4 3-4 5, Hines-Allen 4-4 0-0 8, Powers 1-4 4-4 6, Ruf“n-Pratt 2-5 0-0 4, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Walker-Kimbrough 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-66 15-16 76. SEATTLE (89) Bird 2-4 0-0 4, Clark 3-5 2-2 8, Howard 9-10 3-3 21, Loyd 9-12 2-2 23, Stewart 7-14 7-8 22, Canada 1-4 0-0 2, Langhorne 3-5 0-0 6, Mosqueda-Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Paris 0-2 0-0 0, Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Russell 0-0 0-0 0, Whitcomb 2-8 0-0 5. Totals 36-65 14-15 89. WASHINGTON 13 19 21 23 „76 SEATTLE 24 24 29 12 „89 3-Point Goals„Washington 3-21 (Atkins 1-2, Cloud 1-4, Toliver 1-8, Delle Donne 0-1, Ruf“n-Pratt 0-1, Powers 0-2, Hawkins 0-3), Seattle 5-13 (Loyd 3-3, Stewart 1-3, Whitcomb 1-4, Canada 0-1, Bird 0-2). Fouled Out„None. Rebounds„Washington 35 (Delle Donne, Hawkins 7), Seattle 34 (Loyd 6). Assists„Washington 12 (Cloud 5), Seattle 23 (Bird 7). Total Fouls„Washington 13, Seattle 17.


Page 6 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 Arkansas St 7 Alabama 57 Rutgers 3 #4 Ohio St 52 UCLA 21 #6 Oklahoma 49 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDWestern Michigan 3 #21 Michigan 49 #2 Clemson 28 Texas A&M 26 South Carolina St 0 #19 UCF 38By FRED GOODALLAP SPORTS WRITERTAMPA, Fla. (AP) „ Blake Barnetts never fancied himself as much of a runner. Even in high school, when I was listed as a dual-threat,Ž South Floridas graduate transfer said, I wanted to be (known as) a pocket passer  The Bulls (2-0) are learning the former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback can impact games with his feet, too. Barnett rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more Saturday, helping USF come from behind to beat Georgia Tech 49-38 before an announced crowd of 34,182 at Raymond James Stadium. I just want to do what I can to help this team,Ž said Barnett, who completed 21 of 31 passes for 202 yards with one interception. He also rushed for a team-best 91 yards on 16 attempts. The thing about Blake is I think he wants to prove that he can really play,Ž coach Charlie Strong said. You think about it, three years ago, he was the No. 1 quarterback (coming of high school). Then he goes to Alabama, and he goes to Arizona State and he kind of disappears. ... You know can he can throw the ball, and if he needs to move the chains with his feet, he can do that, too.Ž The Bulls rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter de“cit, drawing within 38-35 on Barnetts 3-yard TD pass to Terrence Horne. They took lead for good on Barnetts 19-yard run with just over “ve minutes to go, then put the game out of reach with a 5-yard scoring run setup by linebacker Tico Sawtelles interception. Sawtelle also recovered a fourth-quarter fumble that stopped a promising Georgia Tech drive. Horne, meanwhile, also scored on “rst-quarter kickoff returns of 98 and 97 yards for USF, which continued an impressive stretch of success against Power 5 conference teams. You create your own luck. You got to make plays,Ž said Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson, whose team played the last three quarters without safety Tariq Carpenter, who was ejecting for targeting. When you have a chance, you need to make plays,Ž Johnson added, bemoaning missed opportunities on defense. Same thing on offense. When you have the chance, you need to make plays. And, you got to hold on to the ball.Ž Barnett, who started Alabamas season opener before leaving the Crimson Tide in September 2016, won the battle to succeed USF career passing leader Quinton Flowers in fall camp after spending last year as a backup at Arizona State. The elusive and speedy Flowers was one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation over the past three years. At 6-foot-5, 217 pounds, Barnett is less of a threat to run, but has been effective when he chooses to take off. Hes athletic,Ž Strong said. He has a lot more ability than people think.Ž TaQuon Marshall and Tobias Oliver keyed a 419yard rushing attack for Georgia Tech (1-1), which was driving with a chance to restore a 10-point lead before Qua Searcy fumbled inside the USF 15 and Sawtelle recovered the loose ball at the 12. Barnett took over from there, leading an 88-yard drive that ended with the 10th lead change of the game. The USF quarterback “nished 21 of 31 passing for 202 yards with one interception. He also had a team-high 91 rushing on 16 attempts. Marshall threw for 183 yards and one TD for Georgia Tech. He also scored on a 45-yard run while sharing playing time with backup Oliver, who “nished three long second-half drives with scoring runs of 5, 1 and 1 yard.The takeawayGeorgia Tech: Like USF, the Yellow Jackets didnt have a real good idea of where they stood after being barely tested in a 41-0 season-opening rout of Alcorn State. USF has one of the nations most balanced offenses. The Bulls amassed 426 yards total offense Saturday, including 224 on the ground. South Florida: After “nishing the past two seasons ranked in the Top 25, the Bulls were hoping to show that their 23-4 record since the start of 2016 isnt a ”uke and theyre being built for long-term success.Impressive groundGeorgia Tech topped 400 yards rushing for the second straight week and sixth time in 13 games. The Yellow Jackets had three players with at least 95 yards, with Marshall going for 113 on 13 carries and Oliver gaining 97 on 18 attempts. Jordan Mason “nished with 95 rushing on 13 carries, while Clinton Lynch had three receptions for 111 yards out of the back“eld, including an 81-yard TD.Back and forthThere were “ve lead changes in the “rst quarter alone, with two of them coming on Hornes kickoff returns. Barnetts 18-yard TD pass to Darnell Salomon put USF up 21-17 at the half, despite Georgia Tech outgaining the Bulls 265 yards to 169 up to that point.Up nextGeorgia Tech: Travel to Pittsburgh for Atlantic Coast Conference opener next Saturday. South Florida: Neutral site matchup Saturday against Illinois in Chicago.Barnetts 4 TDs help USF beat Georgia Tech AP PHOTOSouth Florida quarterback Blake Barnett throws a pass during the “rst quarter of a game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: USF 49, Georgia Tech 38By PETE IACOBELLIAP SPORTS WRITERCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) „ Jake Fromm threw for 194 yards and a touchdown, all three of Georgias latest running combo scored touchdowns and the third-ranked Bulldogs turned an expected Southeastern Conference showdown into a blowout with a 41-17 victory over No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday. The Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1 SEC) came in ranked for the “rst time in four years, and some thought they had a chance of upsetting the defending SEC champions early in the season. Instead, the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0) used dominating offense and suffocating defense to win their fourth straight over South Carolina. Fromm was 15-of-18 passing, including a 34yard TD pass to Mecole Hardman. DAndre Swift, Elijah Holy“eld and Brian Herrien looked every bit as effective as NFL runners Nick Chubb and Sony Michel did a year ago in leading Georgia to the College Football Playoff. Holy“eld led the way with 76 yards and a 5-yard score. Swift had a 17-yard TD run, and Herrien piled on with a 15-yard scoring burst in the third quarter as Georgia went up by 31 points. Thats when many in the crowd of 83,140 began to “le out in disappointment „ a familiar ritual against the Bulldogs. Cornerback Deandre Baker set the tone on defense early with an interception off a tipped ball in the opening minute that led to a quick, if unconventional touchdown. Baker let the ball loose before crossing the goal line, but teammate Juwan Taylor picked it up and took it the “nal yard for a 56-yard score. From there, Georgias defense and run game took over „ as they have so often against South Carolina. The Bulldogs outrushed South Carolina 271 yards to 54. When South Carolina had a chance to tie it after Rashad Fentons interception deep in Georgia territory, the Bulldogs allowed just a yard on the next four plays. They took over on downs after Bentleys fourth-down incompletion. Georgia rarely let up. South Carolina drove 70 yards to the Bulldogs 5 in the fourth quarter before safety J.R. Reeds endzone interception. South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley threw for 269 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Georgia 41, South Carolina 17 No. 3 Georgia turns road test into rout of No. 24 Gamecocks AP PHOTOGeorgia defensive back Deandre Baker returns an interception for a touchdown during the “rst quarter during the game against South Carolina on Saturday. By TIM REYNOLDSAP SPORTS WRITERMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) „ Malik Rosier threw for two scores and rushed for another, NKosi Perry came off the bench to throw the “rst three touchdown passes of his collegiate career, and No. 22 Miami set a school record for margin of victory in a 77-0 win over Savannah State on Saturday night. Brevin Jordan had two touchdown catches and Lorenzo Lingard ran for two scores for Miami (1-1), which set a school record by winning its 12th consecutive home opener. The previous record for victory margin was 70 „ set against Savannah State in 2013. The 77 points scored also tied a school record. It was Miamis “rst shutout since blanking Bethune-Cookman in 2015 and the “rst shutout for defensive coordinator Manny Diaz in exactly six years. Diaz was at Texas when the Longhorns blanked New Mexico on Sept. 8, 2012. Rosier completed 8 of 12 passes for 131 yards, including a 67-yard scoring pass to Jeff Thomas before coming out for good early in the second quarter. That was the second-longest scoring pass of Rosiers career, topped only by a 78-yarder to Thomas last season. Thomas “nished with 183 all-purpose yards. Perry, Cade Weldon and Jarren Williams also saw time at quarterback for Miami, all making their Hurricane debuts. And the updated version of the turnover chainŽ came out for the “rst time in 2018 during the second quarter, after a fumble recovery by Trajan Bandy „ one of four takeaways by the Hurricanes. Perry completed 9 of 14 passes for 93 yards, the three touchdowns and an interception. Weldon and Williams both rushed for scores. Lawrence Cager caught a touchdown pass, Lorenzo Lingard ran for his “rst college score and Scott Patchan returned a blocked punt 10 yards for another Miami TD, as the Hurricanes got the biggest shutout win in school history „ topping a 62-0 triumph over Havana in 1928. Savannah State (0-2) has played Miami twice, losing those matchups by a combined 154-7 score. The Tigers are dropping from the FCS level to Division II next season. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami 77, Savannah St 0No. 22 Miami has record night, rolls by Savannah State 77-0 AP PHOTOMiami defensive back Trajan Bandy (2) celebrates a turnover against Savannah State during the “rst half of Saturdays game.


The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 SP Page 7 NFL PREVIEW: Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL PREVIEW: Jacksonville Jaguars NFL PREVIEW: Miami Dolphins By PAT LEONARDNEW YORK DAILY NEWSNEW YORK „ When Odell Beckham Jr. signed his contract extension last week, thereby guaranteeing he would play in the Giants season opener, Jacksonville Jaguars corner Jalen Ramsey, a friend of Beckhams, tweeted some hype for Sundays Week 1 showdown: Its going to be a show very soon #BatmanVsTheJoker,Ž Ramsey wrote. Beckham is the Joker in that equation, an alter ego he adopted for Monday Night Football in Miami in 2015 that took on a life of its own. I think Im just me,Ž Beckham told the Daily News Thursday. I know that I already am „ I already have been the villain, you know what I mean? So whatever has been built for me and whats there is what its gonna be. I cant really change „ like Kobe (Bryant) was the villain and he played it and he embraced it. And its like for me, I had to just embrace whatever comes with it.Ž Meanwhile, Beckham said hes not so sure Ramsey is the hero. In OBJs mind, Ramsey is a villain, too. Jalens probably like Bane,Ž Beckham said with a laugh, referencing Batmans nemesis from The Dark Knight Rises. Jalens more like Bane, because hes coming to wreck it.Ž Two villains, then, will be out to play hero Sunday at MetLife Stadium: Beckham in his “rst game action since he broke his left ankle on Oct. 8, 2017, is out to prove he hasnt lost a step. And Ramsey, a “rst-team All-Pro, who needs to put his money where his mouth is after dissing Beckhams quarterback, Eli Manning, in GQ last month. I wont say Elis good,Ž Ramsey said in a wide-ranging interview in which he also took shots at Ben Roethlisberger. Ill say Odells good. And their connection is good.Ž Those are “ghting words and only the beginning of the trash talk Ramsey will direct at OBJ. He will be out to ruin the debut of Pat Shurmurs new Giants offense led by the potentially lethal combination of Beckham and No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley at running back. Beckham, aware of the expectations that come with his new $90 million contract, said Wednesday that I think I learned my lessonŽ on how to handle such adversity, alluding to his 2015 blow-up with then-Carolina Panthers corner Josh Norman. That doesnt mean, though, that OBJ is going to prepare less enthusiastically than he has in the past. He still will build up his adrenaline and energy on game day to perform at his best. He still will compete. He simply will be keenly cognizant, simultaneously, of not crossing the line „ of not going full-Joker, so to speak. The Joker alter-ego, as Beckham reminisces, derives from a Dec. 14, 2015 win in Miami on Monday Night Football when he played the Joker pregame to the Batman of his best friend, then-Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry. Beckham wore a helmet shield, gloves and cleats pregame featuring the Jokers likeness, and Landrys cleats represented the caped hero. The next week, though, when Beckham faced Norman, it wasnt all fun and games. Ive always loved the Joker,Ž Beckham said. Like in the movie, The Dark Knight? I love his character (played by the late Heath Ledger). Hes crazy. So we went down to Miami and we played a Monday night game against Jarvis and I wore the Joker stuff. And the next week we were playing the Panthers, and Josh was all the Batman, and then the whole thing started and it was Batman vs. Joker. So thats really where it came from. I was never like, I call myself the Joker, Ž Beckham added. It just was like I love him as a character, and then the name got attached to me.Ž Beckham vs. Ramsey „ or the Joker vs. Bane, that is „ will be the featured matchup on Sunday amid a highly-anticipated game rife with storylines, including Tom Coughlins return as Jacksonvilles executive VP of football operations to oppose the Giants for the “rst time since he was “red as head coach after that 2015 season. But the star receiver against the stud corner wont necessarily de“ne the winner and loser of the game, either. Shurmurs ability to establish the run with Barkley and a revamped offensive line probably will be the key. His incorporation of many weapons, including tight end Evan Engram, wideout Sterling Shepard, running back Wayne Gallman and offseason addition receiver Cody Latimer, could be an exciting change and improvement from the frustrating predictability of Ben McAdoos attack the past two years. Beckham vs. Ramsey, however, most accurately re”ects the magnitude of this game, the star power that will be on the “eld determining the outcome, and the volatility of pitting so many explosive personalities and players against each other. Ramsey, for example, was suspended by Jacksonville for a week this preseason for tweets criticizing a reporter. Of course, his huge GQ story with him running his mouth about the entire league then dropped that week. Beckhams history of antics is well-known and nearly cost him his job with the Giants, but now hes signed long-term and determined coming off the broken ankle to erupt back onto the NFL scene. Ramsey was asked Thursday in Jacksonville if he thinks Beckham will let him get under his skin, as Ramsey did to Cincinnati Bengals star receiver A.J. Green last season, leading to a “ght and double-ejection. I dont know,Ž Ramsey said under his breath. I dont know.Ž Only one way to “nd: kick the ball off Sunday and let the two Super villains decide it themselves.Beckham vs. Ramsey featured matchup in Giants-Jaguars clash By SAFID DEENSUN SENTINELAdam Gase may be facing a make-or-break season in his third year as the Miami Dolphins head coach. But at least for the start of the 2018 season, Gase and the Dolphins feel a bit more comfortable unlike years past. The Dolphins wont be starting their season on the road like they did in Seattle in Gases “rst season in 2016. Nor will the team need to worry about an impending hurricane that canceled their 2017 opener and sent them across the country to practice and play their “rst game in Los Angeles. To make matters even better, Gase has not had to scramble this preseason to “nd a stop-gap at quarterback like he did a year ago. Ryan Tannehills return highlights the Dolphins 2018 season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at 1 p.m. inside Hard Rock Stadium. Its nice to be able to really open up at home, so thats exciting,Ž Gase said earlier this week. Were not traveling to Seattle. Were not in L.A. I really think the coaching staff is excited. The players are excited. We want to get in there, and we want to get everything really going in the right direction.Ž The opener will be Tannehills “rst regular-season game since suffering knee injuries in Dec. 2016 and Aug. 2017. Last season, the Dolphins limped to a 6-10 record behind Jay Cutler, who previously played quarterback under Gase in Chicago. Gase has praised Tannehills unwavering commitment to learning the “ne details of the Dolphins offense, imparting his wisdom onto teammates, and keeping an eye on the bigger picture despite being unable to play. Tannehill has turned last years mental repetitions into opportunities to hone Gases methodology of plays, concepts, progressions in the spring, training camp and preseason. Now, Tannehill is ready to put it all on full display. Sunday is going to be huge „ Im really looking forward to it,Ž Tannehill said. Obviously, I havent got to play a full game in a long, long time. To be able to do it at home in front of our fans, and go out and do what I love, its going to be a lot of fun.Ž Veteran running back Frank Gore, the former Coral Gables High standout and University of Miami legend, will make his Dolphins debut and is sure to be a fan favorite in his 14th NFL season. Gore enters the game 76 yards shy of passing Curtis Martin for fourth place on the NFLs all-time rushing list. But it will be Kenyan Drake, a situational backup during his four seasons at Alabama and “rst two years with the Dolphins, who will begin the season as Miamis feature running back. Im not putting any added expectations on my shoulders,Ž Drake said. Im just going out there and trying to help this team win games by running the ball, being ef“cient in the pass game and just being a playmaker.Ž Kenny Stills, who remains steadfast in his support of Colin Kaepernick by kneeling pregame during the national anthem, leads a slim group of receivers eager to work with Tannehill. They also welcome former Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola into the mix. Weve seen what were capable of doing when Ryan is back there at quarterback,Ž Stills said, referring to the Dolphins 10-6 season with a playoff run in 2016. We cant wait to get out there on Sunday and play, and have four quarters to have an opportunity to go out there and win a game.Ž The Dolphins hope to slow dynamic Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, and new starting running back Derrick Henry while spoiling new coach Mike Vrabels head-coaching debut. Gase wants the Dolphins to get the ball moving on offense early, and force some three-and-outs to get the crowd involved. Miami will welcome All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn to its defense, while rookie linebacker Jerome Baker, second-year linebacker Raekwon McMillian and rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick could make their “rst career starts. No Dolphins player may be more excited about the opener than “ve-time Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake, who is entering his 10th season. If theres an opponent across from me, hes wearing a different color and theyre keeping score, its all gas, no brakes. It doesnt matter whatever it is,Ž Wake said. I dont care if its ping-pong, badminton, preseason, Super Bowl, Im trying to kill you.Ž Talk about enthusiasm for the upcoming season.Ryan Tannehills return adds to excitement for Dolphins season openerBy THOMAS BASSINGERTAMPA BAY TIMESSo here we are. Game 1 without Jameis Winston. Against the Saints. In New Orleans. Las Vegas has the Buccaneers as 10-point underdogs. They dont stand a chance Sunday. Theyre going to eat another L. Were hearing theres only one way for the Bucs to win. They have to run the ball. Drain the clock. Shorten the game. Keep Drew Brees and the Saints offense off the “eld. Ask Ryan Fitzpatrick to be a game manager. Protect the ball. Throw only when necessary. If they do that, maybe, just maybe „ no, not maybe „ they will lose. Running the ball doesnt secure a team against defeat; it makes defeat more certain. If the Bucs were to take this approach, they might very well extend the game, but they would do so at the expense of opportunity. Theyre not going to win gaining 3 or 4 yards at a time. Playing keep-away wont work against Brees, especially when hell be facing a patchwork secondary. And dont you think Saints coach Sean Payton might want to prove a point? The mans an antagonist. He has made choking gestures toward Falcons players, mocked Vikings fans Skol chant and gotten handsy with Dirk Koetter. Hes not going to be content to merely win. This isnt to say the Bucs shouldnt run at all. They should „ if they have a lead in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, they should pass. Again and again and again. Early and often. On “rst downs. In the “rst quarter. They have enviable depth at receiver and tight end. Get the ball in the hands of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, DeSean Jackson, Adam Humphries, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate. Skeptical? Yes, Fitzpatrick, 35, is playing his “nal games in the NFL. His right arm might retire before his mind does. He is a steady, calm and respected presence, but he is not a particularly great decision maker. His career interception rate of 3.4 percent is the highest among active players. The Bucs could win without relying on him to pass, but its not likely. How do we know? Because the Bucs have tried. Over the past few seasons, theyve repeatedly tried to establish the run, and theyve repeatedly failed. They fall behind in the “rst quarter, and, as they try to catch up, they become predictable in the second quarter. Heres what it added up to last season: 136 “rsthalf points, the sixth fewest in the NFL. Still skeptical? Look at the teams that beat the Saints last season. Three of them „ the Rams, Patriots and Falcons „ had the lowest percentages of “rst-quarter runs. The Vikings also beat them but not because they ran the ball often or effectively. They beat them because Sam Bradford completed 17 of 20 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the “rst half. The Bucs, of course, also beat the Saints in Week 17, and they indeed did so in part because of their run game, as they gained 101 yards in the “rst half. A third of those, however, were the product of Winston scrambles. That game was the exception. Lets revisit a three-game stretch in late October and into early November, when the Saints played the Bears, Bucs and Bills. Chicagos running backs gained an average of 2.8 yards on 19 carries in the “rst half. Tampa Bays running backs gained an average of 2.3 yards on 11 carries in the “rst half. Buffalos running backs fared better, gaining an average of 5.4 yards on nine carries in the “rst half. Each team tried to strike a balance, and each lost badly. The Saints won by a combined score of 97-32. Still skeptical? Despite Fitzpatricks limitations, he has proven he can do this. He did it as recently as last season. In “rst-and-10 situations in the “rst quarter last season, the Bucs leaned more heavily than most teams on runs and were less effective than most, averaging 3.3 yards per carry. When they passed, however, they were effective, more so than anyone else. They averaged a league-high 10.8 yards per pass and gained another “rst down more than half the time. Winston wasnt the one in”ating that number, either. He averaged 10 yards per pass in those situations; Fitzpatrick averaged 13.9 yards. Given the apparent strength of the Saints along their defensive line and in the secondary, a cautious approach makes sense. But the likely outcome is that the Bucs will become desperate when its too late. While this is merely a football game, consider the words of Sun Tzu in The Art of War: Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety.ŽAnalysis: How Bucs can win with Ryan Fitzpatrick AP PHOTOWith Jameis Winston suspended for the “rst three games of the year, Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to “ll in as game manager.


Page 8 SP The Sun | Sunday, September 9, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA stray afternoon t-storm Partly cloudyHIGH 88 LOW 7545% chance of rain 15% chance of rainA thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon89 / 7440% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESome sun, a shower or t-storm in the area90 / 7455% chance of rain TUESDAYA shower or t-storm around, mainly later91 / 7560% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny, t-storms possible; humid91 / 7635% chance of rain FRIDAYA shower or thunderstorm around91 / 7655% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 8 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 380-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE849196979393Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: OzonePunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 1.24Ž Month to date 1.70Ž Normal month to date 2.18Ž Year to date 50.40Ž Normal year to date 39.37Ž Record 1.65Ž (1993) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.02Ž Month to date 1.86Ž Normal month to date 2.09Ž Year to date 34.68Ž Normal year to date 37.93Ž Record 1.65Ž (1957) High/Low 89/73 Normal High/Low 91/74 Record High 95 (1992) Record Low 67 (1997) High/Low 90/72 High/Low 88/73 Normal High/Low 90/74 Record High 96 (1993) Record Low 64 (1965)Pollen Index readings as of Saturday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2018 2017 Avg. Record/Year J an. 1.98 0.88 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.66 0.94 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.53 0.80 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.15 1.59 2.03 5.80/1994 May 15.98 2.74 2.50 15.98/2018 J un. 6.23 14.79 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.80 9.02 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 12.37 13.12 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 1.70 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 50.40 60.36 50.74 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Mon.Apalachicola 87 75 pc 86 75 t Bradenton 87 76 t 87 76 t Clearwater 87 76 t 87 76 t Coral Springs 89 74 pc 91 76 sh Daytona Beach 88 71 t 88 71 sh Fort Lauderdale 88 76 pc 89 78 pc Fort Myers 87 75 t 88 74 t Gainesville 89 73 t 89 73 t Jacksonville 90 72 pc 90 72 pc Key Largo 88 76 pc 88 78 pc Key West 89 82 pc 89 81 pc Lakeland 87 72 t 89 73 t Melbourne 90 74 pc 91 76 pc Miami 88 74 t 89 76 pc Naples 87 76 pc 89 76 t Ocala 88 71 t 88 72 t Okeechobee 88 71 t 89 72 t Orlando 88 73 t 89 75 t Panama City 86 75 pc 85 75 t Pensacola 87 74 pc 87 75 pc Pompano Beach 88 74 pc 90 79 pc St. Augustine 87 73 pc 88 74 pc St. Petersburg 86 77 t 87 78 t Sarasota 87 74 t 87 73 t Tallahassee 89 73 pc 87 73 t Tampa 88 78 t 89 78 t Vero Beach 88 71 pc 89 73 pc West Palm Beach 88 73 pc 90 74 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 4:07a 9:23a 3:27p 10:44p Mon. 4:28a 10:14a 4:18p 11:15p Today 2:44a 7:39a 2:04p 9:00p Mon. 3:05a 8:30a 2:55p 9:31p Today 1:31a 6:21a 12:54p 7:36p Mon. 2:00a 7:17a 1:48p 8:10p Today 4:39a 9:52a 3:59p 11:13p Mon. 5:00a 10:43a 4:50p 11:44p Today 12:59a 6:18a 12:19p 7:39p Mon. 1:20a 7:09a 1:10p 8:10p SW 4-8 0-1 Light SW 4-8 0-1 LightFt. Myers 87/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 88/76 storms afternoon Sarasota 87/74 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLENew Sep 9 First Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Last Oct 2 Today 6:54 a.m. 7:57 p.m. Monday 7:59 a.m. 8:38 p.m. Today 7:11 a.m. 7:40 p.m. Monday 7:12 a.m. 7:39 p.m. Today 5:50a 12:03p 6:17p ---Mon. 6:44a 12:31a 7:11p 12:27p Tue. 7:40a 1:27a 8:05p 1:52p Monterrey 87/70 Chihuahua 80/58 Los Angeles 91/67 Washington 69/65 New York 64/59 Miami 88/74 Atlanta 89/73 Detroit 64/59 Houston 85/72 Kansas City 72/55 Chicago 69/58 Minneapolis 71/54 El Paso 91/70 Denver 87/55 Billings 79/52 San Francisco 70/54 Seattle 71/56 Toronto 62/56 Montreal 62/45 Winnipeg 79/53 Ottawa 62/44 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 Mon.Albuquerque 89 62 s 90 64 pc Anchorage 61 47 s 61 46 s Atlanta 89 73 pc 87 71 t Baltimore 65 60 r 83 70 c Billings 79 52 pc 85 53 s Birmingham 88 72 pc 82 70 t Boise 86 57 s 84 51 s Boston 66 60 pc 68 67 r Buffalo 63 55 pc 68 61 r Burlington, VT 66 48 s 64 57 r Charleston, WV 79 67 t 74 61 t Charlotte 87 70 c 90 69 c Chicago 69 58 c 74 55 pc Cincinnati 69 59 r 70 57 c Cleveland 64 60 r 72 62 sh Columbia, SC 93 73 pc 92 74 pc Columbus, OH 66 62 r 70 60 c Concord, NH 65 47 pc 63 59 r Dallas 80 64 c 82 67 pc Denver 87 55 pc 88 59 pc Des Moines 72 50 pc 75 58 s Detroit 64 59 r 67 56 sh Duluth 68 51 pc 71 56 pc Fairbanks 57 35 s 60 39 pc Fargo 76 59 c 79 61 s Hartford 65 53 c 65 63 r Helena 80 47 s 83 48 pc Honolulu 90 75 pc 90 77 pc Houston 85 72 t 80 70 t Indianapolis 63 56 r 71 55 c Jackson, MS 85 68 t 78 69 t Kansas City 72 55 c 77 60 s Knoxville 86 68 c 78 65 t Las Vegas 106 78 s 103 75 s Los Angeles 91 67 s 86 65 pc Louisville 74 61 sh 74 60 c Memphis 74 61 t 77 63 c Milwaukee 68 57 pc 71 55 s Minneapolis 71 54 pc 76 63 s Montgomery 90 72 pc 87 72 t Nashville 79 60 t 77 59 c New Orleans 88 75 t 87 75 t New York City 64 59 r 71 70 r Norfolk, VA 88 75 sh 90 76 pc Oklahoma City 74 58 pc 78 60 s Omaha 74 56 pc 79 62 s Philadelphia 64 60 r 80 70 t Phoenix 106 83 s 105 84 s Pittsburgh 62 59 r 73 60 t Portland, ME 65 50 s 66 60 r Portland, OR 77 59 s 71 55 c Providence 67 57 c 68 66 r Raleigh 86 70 c 88 71 pc Salt Lake City 88 61 s 91 63 s St. Louis 69 57 c 77 58 pc San Antonio 80 70 t 85 70 t San Diego 84 70 s 79 68 pc San Francisco 70 54 pc 71 54 pc Seattle 71 56 sh 68 55 c Washington, DC 69 65 r 84 71 c Amsterdam 70 59 pc 65 57 pc Baghdad 107 77 s 108 79 s Beijing 83 61 s 84 63 pc Berlin 74 53 pc 77 57 pc Buenos Aires 64 54 pc 66 52 pc Cairo 93 75 pc 94 74 pc Calgary 62 41 pc 61 38 t Cancun 88 77 pc 86 75 t Dublin 62 48 pc 62 53 pc Edmonton 56 41 c 52 38 sh Halifax 67 51 c 67 59 pc Kiev 73 56 r 68 56 sh London 73 53 pc 70 58 pc Madrid 82 63 pc 80 62 pc Mexico City 74 57 t 75 57 t Montreal 62 45 c 63 57 r Ottawa 62 44 pc 60 54 r Paris 82 56 pc 77 54 s Regina 72 41 pc 78 49 pc Rio de Janeiro 79 67 s 77 68 c Rome 83 64 pc 83 65 pc St. Johns 62 45 pc 60 47 pc San Juan 90 77 s 88 75 s Sydney 70 51 s 67 50 s Tokyo 88 77 sh 87 70 t Toronto 62 56 c 65 59 r Vancouver 61 52 r 65 50 sh Winnipeg 79 53 t 74 54 cHigh ................... 112 at Needles, CALow ......... 27 at Hohnholz Ranch, CO(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85The temperature at Washington, D.C.s National Airport rose to 90 degrees or higher the 60th time in 1980 by Sept. 9. Q: How many hurricanes have existed in the Atlantic at one time?A: Four. Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 88/75 88/73 87/73 87/74 88/73 88/72 88/72 88/71 88/72 88/78 87/76 86/78 87/76 87/75 88/74 88/76 88/74 88/74 88/74 87/72 88/73 88/73 89/74 86/77 88/73 86/78 87/77 87/76 89/73 88/75 87/76 87/72 87/74 87/76 87/78 87/75 88/75 87/75Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By DOUG FERGUSONAP GOLF WRITERNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. „ Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk. Every shot means so much this time of the year, and the last two holes Saturday at the BMW Championship might mean even more. Rose saved par from an awkward stance with his golf ball in the thick grass on the slope of a bunker. Xander Schauffele left a long putt from the tightly mown collar on the 18th green 8 feet short, and his par putt from there caught the high side of the cup and spun away. When the third round ended, Rose had a 6-under 64 „ six birdies on the front, all pars on the back „ for a oneshot lead over Schauffele and Rory McIlroy going into the “nal round at Aronimink, a course so soft from rain than the average score from 69 players over three rounds was 67.5 At stake is chance for Rose to reach No. 1 in the world for the “rst time with his third title in the Philadelphia area, including his U.S. Open at Merion “ve years ago. Jordan Spieth was projected to fall just outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup, which would mean missing the Tour Championship and getting some form of penalty from the PGA Tour because of his schedule. He would have one more day to change that. The question lingering amid the clouds: Would there be another round? Rose tried not to think about it. It was de“nitely in the back of your mind,Ž he said. You could start to feel the weather coming in and getting darker. Kind of had the feel theres some big weather coming. I said to my caddie, How about tomorrow? Just got to get through today.Ž Starting times were moved up to 7 a.m. Sunday with hopes that the heavy rain stays away, and that the “nal round can get in. The forecast has a small window Monday morning if needed. If the rain is relentless, theres a chance of a 54-hole tournament, which has happened only once in the 11 years of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Rose was at 17-under 193, and 13 players were within “ve shots of the lead. That included Tiger Woods, who missed only two greens in regulation, kept a clean card, shot 66 and let a good round get away. Thats how much of a pushover Aronimink has been this week. McIlroy had a 63 with a double bogey, though he bounced back from that on the very next hole with a 3-wood that barely moved forward when it hit the green, caught the slope of a ridge and left a short eagle putt he converted. Ill be ready to play. Ill be ready to go. I hope we play,Ž McIlroy said. I feel like my game is in good shape and Id love to get another crack at it out there and have a chance to take the lead. Maybe that chance wont happen until Monday if it goes to that and the good thing is we dont have a tournament next week.Ž Rose made four straight birdies early on the front nine to quickly erase a two-shot de“cit to Schauffele, and he “nished the front nine birdie-birdie for a 29. Schauffele, hopeful that a victory will give U.S. captain Jim Furyk reason to pick him for the Ryder Cup, stayed with Rose the whole way until his lone bogey on the 18th for a 67. Still have a good chance tomorrow,Ž Schauffele said. Spieth salvaged his round late again for a 66. He has never missed the Tour Championship, and he likely would face some form of penalty for not having added a new tournament to his schedule without competing in at least 25 events. He needs to be at East Lake to reach 25. GOLF: BMW ChampionshipRose leads by 1 shot with a clear shot at No. 1 in the worldNotre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill said after making nine stops and securing the victory by recovering an onside kick with 1:30 remaining. They came here and competed.Ž Notre Dame outgained Ball State 414-349 but the Cardinals ran off 97 plays to Notre Dames 72 and controlled the clock for 8:44 more than the Irish. There are no moral victories,Ž Ball State coach Mike Neu said. We had our chance. Our guys were ready to compete. Whatever we lacked in size, we were going to go compete, go toe-to-toe. We embraced the David vs. Goliath comparison.Ž Following a 46-yard “eld goal by Justin Yoon that gave the Irish a 24-6 lead going into the fourth quarter, Nolan Givan caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Neal, who threw for 180 yards but completed just 23 of 50 passes. A 49-yard “eld goal by Ball States Morgan Hagee, his third of the game, closed out the scoring. Junior James Gilbert rushed for 72 yards for Ball State, which outgained Notre Dame on the ground, 169117. Sophomore Jafar Armstrong led the Irish with 66 yards, including a 42-yard scamper up the middle in the “rst quarter that he followed with a 1-yard scoring run two plays later. Jones “nished with 61 yards. The Cardinals 3-4 defense frustrated senior Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who threw for 297 yards but “nished with minus 7 yards rushing as Ball State registered four sacks and picked off three of his passes. His coach wouldnt put the blame for Notre Dames offensive ineffectiveness on Wimbushs shoulders. Brandon wasnt the reason we were ineffective offensively,Ž Kelly said. You never want your quarterback to throw three interceptions. Were looking at it as were anxious to go back to work because were seeing some things we like.ŽIRISHFROM PAGE 1 quarterback. Franks missed on 20 of his “rst 36 passes, while Wilson was the kind of runner Mullen would love to have. In the few instances when he felt pressure from the Gators front, Wilson was able to step up or scramble out to avoid it. He amassed 107 yards on his “rst nine carries, including 24 on a nifty fake and run that gave the Wildcats a 14-10 lead in the third quarter. Wilson also came through on third-and-16 in the third quarter, when he somehow found a streaking Lynn Bowden for a 54-yard touchdown and a two-score lead. Kentucky was better at running back. Benny Snell has called himself the best back in the SEC and didnt leave many doubters at The Swamp. He needed only 12 carries to crack 100 yards. UFs talented running back corps had 39 yards through three quarters. Kentucky was better when it mattered most, too. The Wildcats converted on eight of their “rst nine attempts on third down. They outscored UF 14-0 in the third quarter and intercepted Franks four minutes into the fourth. They should have another three minutes later, but Kentucky nickelback Mike Edwards dropped a likely pick-six. Franks fumbled on the “nal play to seal it. Most importantly, the Kentucky collapse that seemed as inevitable as death and taxes never happened. There was no ”ashback to 1993 (Doerings got a touchdown) or the overtime win in 2014, or the two receivers Kentucky left unguarded in last years 28-27 loss. Kentucky even got the biggest break of the night, when UF kicker Evan McPherson missed a 36-yard “eld goal (that appeared to split the uprights). After 31 years of futility, the Wildcats were probably due for a fortunate call to go their way. Not that they needed it.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1 TAMPA BAY TIMES PHOTOKentuckys Lynn Bowden Jr. celebrates a 54-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter.


BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK • LAKE PLACID • SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, September 9, 2018 Sebring Business Expo slated for Oct. 5SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING „ From home maintenance to home decor, to healthcare and elder care services, to banking and insurance, to cruises and travel, over 30 local and regional companies will be showcasing their products and services at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Friday, Oct. 5. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in historic downtown Sebring on Lake Jackson and is sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union. The expo will include indoor and outdoor exhibitors, free seminars and activities, and door prizes throughout the event. The expo is a one-stop-shopŽ for those seeking to learn about products and services available to consumers and the business community in the Sebring area. Attendees will “nd a welcoming environment where they can learn about the latest offerings in the local marketplace from established and well-respected businesses in the community. With so many diverse companies under one roof, the Sebring chamber has made it convenient and easy for attendees to accomplish any number of objectives in one day and in one location. While visitors will “nd plenty of exciting attractions and features to grab their attention the day of the show, the chamber suggests arriving early. The “rst 250 attendees will receive a complimentary reusable tote bag to easily carry all the information and goodies they gather throughout the day from the exhibitors. Theyll also receive an event guide to include an easy-to-use exhibitor listing that can be sorted alphabetically and by category along with a ”oor plan map for convenience of locating the indoor and outdoor exhibitors and food trucks. The Business Expo kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 with the Business Expo Launch Party on the expo show ”oor. The event will feature an exclusive preview of the expos many attractions, plenty of business-to-business networking, as well as appetizers, cocktails and refreshments. The Launch Party is by invitation only and is for exhibitors, sponsors and their guests, and tickets are required for entry. Admission to the Business Expo is free for all attendees. For information on sponsorships, becoming an exhibitor, or registering your food truck, visit tinyurl. com/2018businessexpo. Space is limited and is based on availability. For more information, contact Liz Barber at the Sebring chamber at 863385-8448 or ceo@sebring. org. COURTESY PHOTOOver 30 local and regional companies will be showcasing their products and services at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Friday, Oct. 5. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in historic downtown Sebring. The Business Expo kicks o on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. with the Business Expo Launch Party. How to choose a college major with loan debt in mindDan Brandt still has $32,000 in student loan debt, after earning his bachelors degree in marketing, but hes not worried about paying it back. Thats because Brandt chose a major and a career with that debt in mind. Money is a big deal for a 17-year-old kid that has nothing,Ž says Brandt, who graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis in 2011 with $55,000 in student debt. I knew the salary ranges in marketing could make a nice living, but I was more concerned with “nding a place I enjoyed working at,Ž adds Brandt, who is now a marketing manager at Best Buys headquarters. If you, unlike Brandt, dont know what you want to study, you can choose a major that wont leave you with student loans you cant repay. Heres how.Explore job titles, prospects by majorStart by listing your interests and skills. There may be a clear “t „ if youre adept with numbers, for example, you might consider accounting. Next, research careers by matching a major to one of the Occupation GroupsŽ listed in the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Outlook Handbook Each group lists positions along with descriptions, educational requirements and projected job growth. Consider contacting your colleges career of“ce to link up with alumni who studied what youre interested in, to see their career path.Research potential earningsYour major could make a big difference in lifetime earnings: The disparity between the lowestand highest-paying majors is $3.4 million, according to a 2015 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. There are people who really want to go to into social work or drama, but money is going to be an issue,Ž says Brad Hershbein, economist and director of information and communications services at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. You have to know that, and make an informed decision about what its going to be like after you graduate.Ž Research median salaries rather than average salaries, Hershbein says. The example I always use is if you put Mark Zuckerberg (Facebooks billionaire co-founder and CEO) in a room with 10 other people who have no money, the average of the group is still inordinately wealthy,Ž Hershbein says. You dont care about the average so much as the median.Ž The average starting salary for the class of 2017 was $50,516, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2018 Salary Survey, but median earnings „ where half earn more and half earn less „ start at $27,000, according to 2014 research by The Hamilton Project, an economic research group at the Brookings Institution. To “nd data on salaries, use sites like or Glassdoor. Include entry-levelŽ in your search, along with speci“c cities or regions for more accurate results.Factor earnings into borrowingBefore you take out student loans, submit GENE J. PUSKAR/AP FILEIn this Nov. 9, 2017, “le photo people walk on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. Your college major could make a big dierence in lifetime earnings: The disparity between the lowestand highest-paying majors is $3.4 million, according to a 2015 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.NERD WALLETAnna Helhoski Panic buttonsMajor hotels equip staff nationwide with deviceBy DEE-ANN DURBINAP BUSINESS WRITERTens of thousands of employees at more than 18,000 U.S. hotels will soon carry panic buttons to help protect them from harassment and assault in an era of heightened awareness around the #MeToo movement. More than a dozen big hotel chains „ including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Wyndham „ said Tuesday that they will provide personal safety devices by 2020 to all employees who deal one-on-one with guests. The companies will also train staff to identify and report harassment and publish anti-sexual harassment policies in multiple languages. The devices will vary by hotel. In a new, Wi-Fi enabled hotel, for example, companies may give out devices that automatically send the employees location to security of“cers. In an older or smaller hotel, they might distribute devices that emit a loud shriek. TED S. WARREN/ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, photo the Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel in Seattles Pioneer Square neighborhood is shown in Seattle. Housekeeping workers at the hotel use devices that let them push a button and summon help if they are in a threatening situation while working.Disney workers vote on new contract raising minimum wageBy MIKE SCHNEIDERASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO „ Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting Thursday on whether to approve a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more parttime workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. If approved, union of“cials said the contract would have an impact outside of Walt Disney World as other non-unionized businesses in central Floridas low-wage service economy compete for tourism workers in a tight job market. The contract would cover more than half of the 70,000 workers at Disney World, the largest single-site employer in the United States. Those workers include costumed characters, bus drivers, launderers, retail workers, monorail drivers, custodians, housekeepers, servers, cooks, ”orists, makeup artists and lifeguards. The way I feel is we won this for our members at Disney but we also won this for the ride operator at Universal Studios who doesnt have a union,Ž said Eric Clinton, president of Unite HERE Local 362, one of the six unions that represents 38,000 workers covered by the contract. This affects Hyatt, Hilton. They are going to have to raise wages to compete with others. This is 38,000 people. This isnt a small amount.Ž Besides raising the starting minimum wage almost 50 percent to $15 an hour in three years, the proposed four-year contract would raise wages for existing workers by at least $4.75 an hour by October 2021. If the contract is rati“ed, each Florida worker will receive a $1,000 bonus that Disney had paid to other employees after last years tax cut by JOHN RAOUX/AP FILEIn this June 5, 2012, “le photo, visitors stroll along Main Street at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to accept a contract proposal that would increase the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring.PANIC | 8D DISNEY | 8D DEBT | 8DWage update


D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 KIM LEATHERMAN/STAFFMike Ritacco was presented a plaque Wednesday for being named the Highlands News-Sun and Agero Unsung Hero for the month of July. Making the presentation were Cheryl Sharp, left, senior recruiter/community relations for Agero, and Highlands News-Sun Managing Editor Karen Clogston. Ritacco was featured for his volunteer work with the Heartland Triathlon.July Unsung Hero recognized By CATHY BUSSEWITZAP BUSINESS WRITERNEW YORK (AP) „ Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick. About two weeks after Khosrowshahi started his job, Londons transport regulator decided to revoke Ubers license to operate, jeopardizing the regional business with 3.5 million passengers. A court eventually gave Uber a license, although much shorter than normal. Later that year Uber was forced to come clean about covering up a major computer attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million customers and drivers. In February, Uber agreed to pay $245 million to Googles self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations that Uber stole technology. Perhaps the biggest problem came in March when an Uber self-driving test vehicle ran down and killed a pedestrian in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, Arizona. Later it was disclosed that the human backup driver in the Uber SUV was streaming the television show The VoiceŽ on her phone and looking downward just before the crash. Under Khosrowshahi, Uber has been trying to shore up its reputation. It has made safety a top priority and on Wednesday, it revealed a suite of safety features for both drivers and passengers. Uber is also teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service and will receive a $500 million investment from the Japanese automaker. Khosrowshahi sat down with The Associated Press to talk about his “rst year as CEO and how he plans to steer the company. Answers have been edited for space and clarity. Q: Aside from improving safety features, where do you see the company headed? A: Uber was a ride-hailing service, but really we want to think about Uber as a broad transportation platform which includes ride-hailing, Uber Eats, e-bikes, scooters „ and eventually were going to integrate with mass transit. So if you work in a city and if you want to get from point A to point B, we want you to think about Uber. We ultimately want to be your one-stop shop for transportation. Q: Youve been at Uber a year, and from the moment you walked through the door there have been problems. When do you feel like youve reached the point where youve stopped repairing the damage of your predecessor and are really making your mark on the company? A: My predecessor made mistakes. Im going to make mistakes as well. The fact is that Ive inherited an incredible company with incredible talent. My predecessor and his team built a company thats a verb. So no ones perfect and theres a lot that weve undertaken to “x. We have rebuilt the culture of the company, we have reprioritized safety as a number one priority for the company...I can tell you that a year in, Im thrilled to be here and Ive got a ton of work to do. Q: Whats the timeline for taking the company public, and do you think you can do it without being pro“table? A: Were looking at the second half of next year toward the end of the year. There are very few companies of our size that have the kind of growth rate or exciting new businesses like Uber Eats within the portfolio, and were showing progress toward pro“tability. We have to show a path to pro“tability. Q: What about the driverless car program? Is Toyota going to run it, and what are the plans for Toyotas $500 million investment? A: We have an incredibly talented in-house team of engineers who are building hardware, software and operations to make self-driving cars a reality in a safe manner. An advantage we have now is were building self-driving technology while we have a live network in place, and ultimately we think theres going to be a hybrid of self-driving technology and human-driven technology. We wanted to bring Toyota in as a valuable partner. Toyota is bringing in special cars that are going to be electric and that are built for ride sharing in urban destinations. Their expertise in self-driving and car manufacturing and our expertise with advanced technologies and our network will be an unbeatable combination. Q: Do you think that Toyota will help in terms of rebuilding the trust in Ubers self-driving program after what happened in Phoenix? A: I think Toyotas investment in us and their partnership with us speaks volumes about our efforts and their efforts. We have a lot to learn from Toyota in terms of manufacturing, technology, brand and safety. Were here to learn, and the partnership is off to a great start.A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild companys reputation RICHARD DREW/ASSOCIATED PRESS Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi speaks during an interview after the company unveiled new features in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Uber is aiming to boost driver and passenger safety in an eort to rebuild trust in the brand. By DAVID KOENIGAP AIRLINES WRITERSafety investigators said Thursday that they are looking into a reported engine breakdown on a Delta Air Lines jet shortly after takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it was investigating a reported uncontainedŽ engine failure on Wednesday nights Delta Flight 1418 from Atlanta to Orlando, Florida. The NTSB said the crew of the 27-year-old Boeing 757-200 jet with 121 passengers and six Delta employees on board shut down the engine and returned safely to Atlanta. The NTSB said there were no injuries. An uncontained failure occurs when rotating engine parts break off, creating shrapnel that can damage other areas of the plane. A broken fan blade caused an uncontained engine failure on a Southwest Airlines plane that killed a passenger earlier this year. An NTSB spokesman declined to comment about the Delta incident beyond the tweet. Anthony Black, a spokesman for Atlantabased Delta, issued a statement saying the plane experienced a maintenance issue.Ž He said Delta was cooperating with the NTSB and will replace the engine when the investigation is over. Jenny Dervin, a spokeswoman for engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said the company was participating in the investigation. She declined to comment further. According to data captured by tracking service FlightAware. com, the Delta jet took off shortly after 11 p.m. and climbed to about 18,000 feet in eight minutes before slowing down, leveling off, and then beginning a measured descent back to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The plane was in the air for about 28 minutes. Modern airliners are designed „ and pilots are trained „ to fly safely with one engine. The greatest danger posed by engine failure is that broken pieces can be spit out at high speed, damaging controls, fuel tanks or the fuselage. That is what happened on Southwest Flight 1380 as it cruised 32,000 feet over Pennsylvania on April 17. A woman was fatally injured when she was pushed partly out of a window broken by flying debris. The pilots were able to land in Philadelphia without serious injuries to other passengers. The Southwest engine was made by a different company, a joint venture of General Electric and Frances Safran SA. The NTSB plans a hearing on the Southwest case Nov. 14. David Koenig can be reached at http://twitter. com/airrlinewriterNTSB investigating report of engine failure on a Delta jetASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) „ The Justice Department is investigating potential employee fraud at Wells Fargo & Co.s wholesale banking unit, according to a published report. Citing unnamed people familiar with the probe, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that investigators are trying to determine whether management at the bank pressured employees to improperly alter customer information without consent. The investigation stems from revelations that employees in the wholesale banking unit, which caters to corporate customers, added Social Security numbers, dates of birth and other customer information to documents in a bid to beat a regulatory deadline, the newspaper said. The matter initially involved Wells business banking group, which focuses on companies with annual sales of $5 million to $20 million, but further reviews by the bank discovered that the problems were more widespread, according to the Journals report. Wells Fargo declined Thursday to comment on the investigation or to go into details about what happened in its wholesale banking unit. But Wells spokesman Alan Elias said the matter involved a new process and a new required document that the banks employees had to complete to help ensure we know our customers.Ž Weve recognized that in certain circumstances additional training and new procedures were needed and have now been applied,Ž Elias said, adding that the matter has not negatively impacted our customers.Ž The Justice Department did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday. San Francisco-based Wells Fargo has been plagued by scandals in recent years, including employees opening millions of fake accounts for customers without their authorization and the bundling of auto insurance policies on to auto loans when customers did not need them. Last month, the lender agreed to pay a $2.1 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble that ultimately led to the 2008 financial crisis. Wells Fargo shares slid 1.7 percent to $57.93 Thursday. The stock is down 4.5 percent this year.WSJ: Feds investigating Wells Fargos wholesale banking unit In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion adno=3610236-1

PAGE 47 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 LEGAL NOTICES INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATI O N T O BID ( ITBŽ ) The Highlands County Board of Count y Commissioners, Highlands County, Florida will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (Purchasing DivisionŽ) for: ITB NO. 18-054 Sale of Surplus County Owned Properties Specifications may be obtained b y downloading from our website:, or by contacting: Jamee Soto, Purchasing Agent; 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402-6526; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: ja A PRE-BID meeting will not be held fo r this solicitation. Each submittal shall in clude one (1) original and (1) exac t copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Pur chasing Division, 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, September 24, 2018, at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The Boards Local Preference Polic y (Local Preference PolicyŽ) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NO T apply to the award of this ITB T he Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disabilit y s tatus. This non-discrimination policy in volves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatmen t in its programs or activities. Anyone re quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Dis abilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402 6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Serv ice 711, or by e-mail: Requests fo r CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL September 2, 9, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Aluminum Installer Wanted For Gutters, Soffits & Fascia. Must be experienced. Call 863-381-9659 Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 HARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION Senior Mechanic (FL BŽ CDL) $15.74-$21.70/hr. + ben. pkg. General Maintenance Mechanic (FL DL) $13.52$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Solid Waste Heavy Equipment Operator (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $13.52-$18.64/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator/ Spotter (FL A CDL Air Brake and Tanker endorsements) $11.72 $16.15/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL ) $11.13-$15.35/hr. + ben. pkg. Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.67 $14.70/hr.+ ben. pkg. Bridge Worker (FL BŽ CDL) $11.13 $15.35/hr. +ben. pkg.Positions include 100% paid Health Insurance for Employee Coverage. Job descriptions @ w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. Expd Excavator & LoaderDemo work; Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp; Class A CDL a plus! 863-382-1228 HELPWANTED2001 W O RKER S WANTED 4 4 temp farmworkers needed 1 0/15/18 … 12/20/18. Worke rs will perform various duties a ssociated w/harvesting and h and weeding employers crops a ccording to supervisors ins tructions. Workers will have ext ensive periods of sitting, s tanding, walking pushing, p ulling, repetitive movement, f requent stopping and lifting 75 l bs. Must have 3 months verifia ble experience hand harvesting a perishable crop & affirmative v erifiable job references. May r andom drug test at employers e xpense. Guaranteed at least 3 /4 of contract hours but hours w ill vary according to weather a nd crop conditions. Hours may e xceed or be less than 35 h ours. Work tools, supplies, e quipment provided at no cost. H ousing provided for non-comm uting workers at no cost. T ransportation & subsistence r eimbursed to worker upon c ompletion of 50% of contract o r earlier if appropriate. $ 11.29/hr, applicable piece r ate depending on crop activity, o r current applicable AEWR. R aise/bonus at employer discret ion. EOE. Worksites in Hardee C o FL. Report or send a resume t o the nearest FL Career Source H eartland office or call 863-3853 672 & ref job #FL10756733. D LR Fruit & Vegetable Inc Wauchula, FL Highlands County H&R Block OfficesNow seeking talented highlymotivated professionals! Limited or no prior experience? NO PROBLEM. Our Tax Course is recognized as the industrys leading tax training program & will provide you with the skills needed to become a tax professional.Classes Begin:10/02/18; End 11/10/18 at Sebring LocationClass Hours:Tues & Thurs 6pm-9pm; *Some Sat., 10am-1pmCall 863-385-1052to see how you can get $50 off your class HARVESTERS NEEDED 48 workers needed for Franco M edina Harvesting for vege table harvesting from 0 8/25/18 to 06/25/19. Worke rs will be paid $11.29 per hour, job location is in South F lorida. This job opportunity is t emporary, 36 hours per week g uaranteeing at least 3/4 of the t ime offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their perm anent residence at the end of t he work day. Transportation a nd subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by t he employer upon completion o f 50% of the work contract. T ools, equipment and supplies w ill be provided at no cost. Job o rder holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 Job order 10723647 FCCCJob FairSeptember 12 9am…1pm13619 SE Hwy. 70 Arcadia Bring current resume & 2 forms of identification Now Hiring: Clinical Therapist Therapeutic Security Tech. Transport Officer Registered Nurse Psychologist Maintenance Technician Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse FT Pest Control Technician and/or Lawn Technician for local pest control company. Must be 18 years old and have a good driving record. Benefits avail! 863-465-6622 or Fax resume to 863-465-1513. MAINTENACE TECHNICIAN Correct Care Solutions F/T Maintenance service & repairs of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, & electrial servicing. High school diploma or equivalent required & 3 yrs. of general maintenance. EPA cert. for refrigerants & at least 1 yr. of HVAC training preferred.www.correctcare solutions.comJob Fair: Sept. 12, 9am-1pm 13619 SE Hwy. 70 HELPWANTED2001 FARMW O RKER S NEEDED F armer needs 53 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest various crops, 10-11-18 to 052 4-19. The employer is Miller F arms, LLC and $11.29 per h our is guaranteed, however, d uring the harvest and pre-harv est, workers may be paid vario us piece rates depending upon c rop activity and variety, but will b e guaranteed $11.29 per hour. J ob location is in Lake Placid, F lorida (Highlands County) area. T hree months agricultural harv esting experience is required. E mployer will guarantee the opp ortunity for work for the hourly e quivalent of 3/4 of the hours of t he work period. The employer w ill provide tools, equipment, p rotective clothing, including gloves, when required to perf orm all required tasks at no c ost to the worker. Housing will b e provided for individual worke rs outside normal commuting d istance. For workers residing b eyond normal commuting dist ances, reasonable transportat ion and subsistence expenses t o the worksite will be provided o r paid by the employer after c ompletion of 50% of the work p eriod. Apply for this job at the F lorida One-Stop Career Center o ffice located at 5901 US Highw ay 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870. ( 863) 385-3672 using job listing number FL10752508. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am … 11am & 1pm 4pm Monday… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s CUSTODIAN, HIGHLANDS CAMPUS (PT)Position is located in Avon Park. Open until filled. To apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewechange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO VETS PREF. The Town of Lake Placid is accepting applications for the Public Works Department. General Public Works employee is required to work in several capacities from sanitation to maintenance of town roads, parks, and facilities. This position requires a State of Florida issued CDL type A or B driver license with a clean driving record. Staring pay for CDL Licensed employee with clean driving record, agreeable to performing all tasks in the job description as needed is $12.40 per hour for up to four CDL licensed employees. Vacation, sick leave, family death leave benefits. State retirement benefits transferable to or from any other job in the Florida State Retirement system. Interested parties should submit applications and resumes as stated on website. bulletin/employment.html ALL APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: Town of Lake Placid, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 OR EMAILED TO .The Town of Lake Placid is an Equal Employment OpportunityŽ employer & Drug Free Work Environment.Ž Expd Metal Roofer WantedI have building permits for several projects. $20/hr. Call Terry 863-382-2221 THERAPEUTIC SECURITY TECHNICIAN Correct Care Solutions Front-line support to residents in the living units by continuously monitoring residents & unit activities. Serves as a member of the treatment team while assuring the safety and security of the living unit. High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor degree preferred. 1yr. direct care experience in a forensic, correctional, mental health or hospital setting preferred.www.correctcare Job Fair: Sept. 12, 9am-1pm13619 SE Hwy. 70, Arcadia HELPWANTED2001 PT Maintenance PositionOutside work, M-F. Pressure washing & irrigation knowledge helpful. EOE/DFWPCall Veranda Breeze Apartments 863-382-0044 2000EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONAL2010 SeekingFull-TimeExperienced ParalegalPLEASE ONLY apply if your skill set & experience level are advanced & you are driven to succeed. This position involves high volume, intense focus & a high degree of organization for a fast-paced & demanding environment. Requirements:… 5+years prior legal experience in family law claims/ cases; … Experienced, able to work independently and ablility to multitask/pr ioritize & deliver on deadlines; … Exemplary work ethic; excellent writing skills; commitment to excellence; professional appearance & demeanor; excellent communication/listening skills; … Intermediate to advanced computer skills: Outlook Office, Word, Excel, Calendar; preparation of exhibits, drafting of pleadings and letters, monitoring and obtaining discovery from opposing counsel; … Knowledge of F lorida E-filing portal and knowledge/understanding of FL Family Law; … Interact with and support attorneys maintaining and providing documentation. Benefits:… Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K after 90 days of employment; … Vacation & PTO (Paid Time Off) after one year of service. … Competitive Compensation; negotiable based on work product, experience and history of success. Submit Introductory Letter and Resu me in Word format & email T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Experienced Toddler TeacherPay based on exp. & credsCall 863-699-1164 COMPUTER2025 IT S ecur i ty A na l ystPerforms two core functions: (1) operations of in-place security solutions and (2) identification, investigation and resolution of security breaches detected by those systems. Other responsibilities include (1) implementation of new security solutions. (2) creation and maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures, (3) conducting vulnerability audits and assessments. IT Security Analysts are expected to be fully aware of the established enterprise security goals as stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals. Emplo y ment-Opportunities.aspx MEDICAL2030 INTERNAL ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR We currently have a Full-Time position available for an energetic Internal Admissions Coordinator. 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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 By COREY WILLIAMSASSOCIATED PRESSDETROIT (AP) „ Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an infection. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, not far from Ada, the community about 140 miles (225 kilometers) west of Detroit where he later lived and died. In 1949, he and friend Jay Van Andel took $49 and invested the modest amount into manufacturer and vitamin direct-seller Nutrilite. They became independent vitamin distributors and later used the companys person-to-person selling approach when starting Amway in Ada with an all-purpose household cleaning product. They coined the name Amway as an abbreviation of American Way.Ž Over “ve decades, Amway became a multibillion-dollar international corporation. Van Andel died in 2004. Rich and my father built this company from the ground up, and in many ways Rich was the heart and soul of Amway,Ž said Steve Van Andel, Amways chair. His vision and spirit inspired our employees and independent business owners for more than 50 years.Ž Michigans Republican governor described DeVos as an incredible businessman, philanthropist and true Michigander.Ž The positive impact Rich had on our state is truly immeasurable,Ž Rick Snyder said Thursday. Through successful business ventures and charitable endeavors, he created endless opportunities for residents of many different ages and backgrounds. Richs giving spirit is how we will always remember him, and his legacy is certain to live on forever.Ž DeVos, who served as Amways president until 1993, also was involved in the NBA, buying the Magic from a group headed by Orlando real estate developer William duPont III in 1991 for $70 million. Mr. DeVos boundless generosity, inspirational leadership and infectious enthusiasm will always be remembered,Ž Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement. Simply, he was the teams No. 1 cheerleader and the best owner that a Magic fan could ever want for their team.Ž Amway was not without controversy. The Federal Trade Commission charged in 1969 that the company was an illegal pyramid scheme, but ruled after a six-year investigation that it wasnt. Amway also has been controversial because of its almost evangelical zeal in promoting free enterprise, and gained attention with DeVos and Jay Van Andels high-pro“le participation in Republican politics. DeVos was a major supporter of the Republican Party and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to the Presidential Commission on AIDS in 1987. DeVos and his late wife, Helen, also donated to Christian churches and ministries and various other causes through their Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. DeVos also supported Grand Valley State University in Allendale. In the 1970s, he served on its governing board. He later became president of the universitys foundation board. Rich gave so much of himself to Grand Valley. His enthusiasm and vision were contagious, and drew the entire community together to help provide a world-class education to West Michigan citizens,Ž Grand Valley State President Thomas J. Haas said in a written statement. DeVos and Van Andel also helped revitalize downtown Grand Rapids, and many buildings and institutions in the city bear the names of the men or their company. I give because the Lord told me to give. But more than that, I give here because this is our town,Ž DeVos told WOOD-TV in 2011. The town doesnt owe me anything. I grew up here and I was blessed to grow up here and its a good place to be.Ž He graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and attended Calvin College. DeVos served from 1944-46 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His son, Dick, is married to Betsy DeVos, who was appointed Education Secretary by President Donald Trump. He is also survived by three other children, two sisters and a number of grandchildren. Services have not been “nalized.Amway founder and Magic owner Richard DeVos dies at age 92 JOHN RAOUX/AP FILEIn this May 4, 2010, “le photo, NBA commissioner David Stern, left, chats with Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos during the “rst half of Game 1 in a second-round of the NBA basketball playo series between the Magic and the Atlanta Hawks in Orlando, Fla. 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PAGE 49 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK (AP) „ Small business hiring fell by more than half in August, the likely result of a shrinking labor pool. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that its small business customers added 21,000 new jobs last month, down from 59,000 in July. Thats also less than half the monthly average of nearly 49,000 during the “rst seven months of this year. ADP bases its reports on payroll data from its customers with one to 49 employees. Small business hiring has slowed from 2017, when monthly job gains averaged 61,000. The falling unemployment rate has made it harder for many companies to “nd quali“ed workers to “ll their open positions. The slower gains at small companies depressed hiring at ADP customers of all sizes. The company counted 163,000 new jobs overall, down from 217,000 in July, with hiring most strong at companies with 50 to 499 employees. Periodic surveys of small businesses by banks and industry groups show demand for workers has increased, but many companies also say theyre not planning to hire. Among the reasons they cite: They have enough employees to get their work done now, and they dont want to hire unless they already have revenue growth that justi“es the added costs and risks of taking on more staffers. More insight about hiring will come Friday, when the Labor Department issues its report on August employment. However, the government does not break down job gains by company size.ADP report says small business hiring drops in August ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON (AP) „ U.S. services companies grew at a faster pace in August as business activity and new orders rebounded. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its services index rose to 58.5 last month from 55.7 in July. Readings above 50 signal an expanding economy. 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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) „ Despite one of the best job markets in decades, workers across the U.S. economy are struggling with a common frustration: What does it take to “nally get a decent raise? It turns out you might have to quit your job. Americans who leave their employers to take a new job are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put „ a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. And Americas CEOs are getting some of the biggest pay gains of all. At a time when the average annual wage increase for U.S. workers as a whole remains surprisingly modest given the robust job market, those groups of workers are doing better than average. Others arent faring as well. Pay raises for people who have stayed in the same job for the past year, for example, remain relatively stagnant. That trend has confounded some economists. Many had expected that companies would have to pay more to retain employees at a time when workers are harder to “nd and the unemployment rate, at 3.9 percent, is near a 50-year low. Nationally, average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent in July from a year earlier, before adjusting for in”ation. That is modest by historical standards. The last time unemployment was this low, in the late 1990s, pay raises for Americans as a whole averaged roughly 4 percent. And once you factor in in”ation, average hourly pay has actually declined slightly over the past 12 months. With midterm elections looming, the Trump administration is pushing back against the notion that paychecks arent growing. In a report released Wednesday, the White Houses top economist, Kevin Hassett, asserted that pay is rising if you consider bene“ts such as health care, an alternative gauge of in”ation and the impact of tax cuts. Yet even by the White Houses own measure, wage increases have slowed over the past three years. Here are some ways in which average pay growth varies depending on the category of worker: ___ FIND A NEW JOB, GET A BIG RAISE It would seem fundamental: If you want a decent raise, “nd a new job. But it doesnt always work that way. For the “rst six years after the 20082009 Great Recession, people who switched jobs received raises that were scarcely better than those for workers who stayed in their jobs. But since then, the switchers have commanded steadily better raises than the stayers. In July, wages for job switchers grew 3.8 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.9 percent for those who stayed behind, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In February and March this year, that gap reached 1.7 percentage points, the widest disparity since August 2001. Yet the “gures also illustrate how pay is still lagging compared with previous periods of brisk job growth. Even the pay gains for job-switchers are relatively modest compared with periods in the past. Before the recession, job switchers received annual raises of nearly 5 percent. In the late 1990s, they topped 6 percent. Even adjusting for in”ation, job switchers fared better in the late 1990s than they do now. And for roughly three years now, average raises for workers who have stayed in their jobs have remained stuck below 3 percent. Its interesting that in a labor market that is this tight, employers do not seem to be raising wages for workers who are staying,Ž said Martha Gimbel, an economist at the job search website Indeed. That could imply they are not worried about workers being poached, which is surprising.Ž Gimbel suggested that at least some workers might be staying in their jobs because of a growing use of non-competeŽ agreements, which restrict workers from jumping to competitors. Such agreements have been used increasingly even in low-wage jobs such as fast-food work. In addition, many job-switchers may have mastered high-tech and other skill sets that allow them to command higher wages as competition for such workers heats up.Lower-paid workers receive solid gainsFor six years after the recession, the lowest-paid workers received the thinnest wage gains „ and in several years their pay declined. Yet since 2015, they have clawed back some of those losses. For the lowest-paid one-“fth of the workforce, wages rose 2.3 percent in 2017, adjusted for in”ation, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank. That topped the average for middle-income workers, whose pay gains inched up just 0.2 percent. Its also ahead of the richest one-tenth of workers, whose pay rose 1.9 percent. Low-paid workers also saw a huge gain in 2016 that ran far ahead of middle-income and wealthy employees. Whats driving the outsize increases for lower-paid workers? More than 20 states have raised their minimum wages above the federal minimum of $7.25, some of them substantially higher. The minimum is now $11 in California, for example, and $11.50 in Washington state. The ultra-low unemployment rate has also helped. Many businesses say they are desperate to “nd workers. And in some lower-skilled industries, such as restaurants, they have to pay more to “nd staff. Were seeing about as strong a labor market for less-skilled workers as weve seen in a really long time,Ž said Jason Furman, the top White House economist under President Barack Obama.CEOs still raking it inEven as poorer workers have fared better, CEOs, not surprisingly, have done best. In 2017, the chief executives of the 350 largest publicly traded U.S. companies reported, on average, an increase in compensation of nearly 18 percent, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute. That compares with a puny raise of just 0.3 percent for all other workers in the same industries. Both “gures are adjusted for in”ation. Larry Mishel, senior economist at EPI, said CEO pay jumped largely because it is closely tied to the health of the stock market. The S&P 500 stock index soared 22 percent in 2017. Most CEO pay comes in the form of stock options, which are much more lucrative in a rising market. That means a plummeting stock market can lower CEO pay, which fell nearly 30 percent in 2008, during the recession. Yet for perspective, the pay of CEOs of the largest “rms still averaged nearly $11 million that year, according to the EPIs “gures. In 2017, large-company CEOs made $18.9 million, on average. That is 312 times the average pay of workers in the same industries, which reached $62,431 last year.Solid gains for whites and LatinosWhite Americans, on average, earn much more than African-Americans or Latinos. The gap between whites and Latinos has narrowed very slightly in the past three years as wage gains have begun to pick up across the economy. For whites and Latinos pay rose 0.9 percent adjusted for in”ation last year; for African Americans, it fell 0.5 percent. Latinos received the biggest raises in 2016; whites earned the most in 2015.Restaurants and construction trounce manufacturingWorkers in some industries have also done better. In July, restaurants and bars handed out raises of 4 percent from a year earlier, before taking in”ation into account. Pay for construction workers increased 3.2 percent. Even retail workers pay grew 2.9 percent, slightly better than the average. Yet for manufacturing workers, pay has risen just 1.2 percent in the past year even as hiring has accelerated. U.S. factories are increasingly using temporary workers, who typically receive less pay. Temp workers now make up roughly 12 percent of manufacturing workers, according to the EPI. U.S. automakers are also now paying new and younger employees much less than older workers, likely contributing to lower overall pay. Contact Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http:// on getting a big raise? You may have to quit your job VERNON BRYANT/THE DALLAS MORNING NEWSIn this April 20, 2016, “le photo, stacks of $100 bills go through the production line in the COPE section at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth, Texas. Americans who leave their employers to take a new job are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. LYNNE SLADKY/AP FILEIn this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, “le photo, Jason Joshua waits on customers at Zak the Baker in Miami. Americans who quit to t ake new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. 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PAGE 51 September 9, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7By LUCA BRUNO and FRANCES DEMILIOASSOCIATED PRESSMILAN (AP) „ Will the country that gave us espresso embrace the company that gave us grande Frappucinos? Starbucks is about to “nd out as it opens its “rst store in Italy on Friday. Residents of Milan, the city whose coffee bars inspired Howard Schultzs vision for the chain decades ago, have mostly greeted the news with a shrug. Ive tasted Starbucks coffee and Ill absolutely stick to Italian coffee,Ž said Milan resident Giulia Brighenti as she scraped the foamy remains of her espresso at a coffee bar not far from Starbucks new Reserve Roastery. In Italy, an espresso at a coffee bar is usually a quick morning or after-lunch ritual, downed while standing up. In many neighborhoods, cafes are on practically every corner, and Italians are on a “rst-name basis with their trusted barista. That presents a challenge for Starbucks, which is hoping people will linger to drink more expensive beverages. The company has more than 28,000 stores worldwide, but the palatial Milan location is only its third roastery. The others are in Seattle, where the company is headquartered, and Shanghai. The cavernous former post of“ce near the citys Duomo, or cathedral, has a heated, marble-topped coffee bar. The centerpiece is a 6.5-meter (22-foot) high bronze cask, part of the roasting process that customers can watch. And no, there are no Frappuccinos on the menu. The company also hopes the stores cocktail bar will be an attraction. Many who work in Milan, Italys fashion and “nancial capital, cherish the tradition of meeting friends or colleagues for an aperitivo,Ž or pre-dinner cocktail, often in cafes. The company is not coming to Italy to teach people about coffee. This is where coffee was born,Ž said Starbucks chief design of“cer Liz Muller. Instead, Starbucks wanted to come and bring a premium experience that is different to what people in Italy are used to.Ž That formula includes many different brewing techniques and a space where we want you to stay longer and relax and enjoy.Ž Italy is Starbucks 78th global market, and the Milan opening comes 20 years after Starbucks opened its “rst store in Europe, in London. The company has described the Milan store as the crown jewel of Starbucks global retail footprintŽ and says it plans more cafes for Milan later this year. Like Brighenti, other locals drinking more traditional espressos at the neighborhood coffee bar were skeptical. I think the classic Italian coffee is best,Ž said Gianluigi Manusardi. I also prefer it when I go abroad.Ž DEmilio reported from Rome.Will espresso-loving Italy embrace countrys 1st Starbucks? LUCA BRUNO/ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2108, a waiter adds chocolate to coee cups, at the Starbucks store in Milan, Italy. Starbucks opens its “rst store in Italy Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milans coee bars had inspired the chains vision. Starbucks hopes clients will linger at Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where they can watch beans being roasted, sip Reserve coee or have cocktails at a mezzanine-level bar in a cavernous space that once was a post oce near the citys Duomo, or cathedral. In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2108, employees work at the Starbucks store in Milan, Italy. Starbucks opens its “rst store in Italy Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals. 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D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 9, 2018 Congress. Those bonuses were withheld during the contract negotiations. The new contract expands anti-discrimination protections to include gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, military or veteran status and genetic information. In return for the higher wages, the coalition of unions, known as the Service Trades Council Union, agreed to allow Disney to use more part-time workers. Under the old contract, 35 percent of the union workforce can be part-timers, but that was raised to 38 percent in the new deal, although Disney doesnt currently reach its limit on part-timers. New hires also would have to wait longer to switch jobs under the new deal. The old contract allowed for a transfer after six months, but that would change to a year under the new contract. The contract also allows Disney the ability to expand the probationary period for some new workers from three months to six months. The new contract expanded the types of workers who could be subject to random drug tests. It also added extra language giving managers the right to supervise, and control the manner, means and details by which employees perform their work duties as well as the ends to be accomplished.Ž The focus was about how Disney workers need a raise „ current workers and those coming into the workforce,Ž said Matt Hollis, the new president of the Service Trades Council Union. These are historic raises, not just entry level but for every hourly cast member.Ž Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at MikeSchneiderAPDISNEYFROM PAGE 1Da Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to qualify for gift and earned aid, including grants, scholarships and work-study. Find private scholarships with scholarship search engines, such as the U.S. Department of Labors CareerOneStop scholarship “nder or If you need loans and youre not sure how much to borrow for college you can keep repayments manageable by aiming for a monthly payment that wont be over 10 percent of your expected after-tax takehome pay each month in your “rst year after school. For example, If you expect to make a starting salary of $46,000, then borrowing about $24,000 for college means you can afford a monthly payment of $257. Use an undergraduate student loan calculator, like one from The Hamilton Project to see what it would take to repay debt based on your major. If you start school without your major picked, its OK. College is the place to explore potential career paths. Dont be deterred by risk to pursue a more dif“cult major; if you try computer science and it doesnt work out, you can always switch majors,Ž says Artem Gulish, a senior policy strategist at Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. No one can really know what they can be good at if they havent tried it.Ž Realize that if you do change your path, it could take longer to complete your degree, which may mean taking on more debt. But it could also lead to a career that motivates you, potentially boosting your earnings and the ability to repay your loans. This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal “nance website NerdWallet. Anna Helhoski is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: anna@ Twitter: @AnnaHelhoski.DEBTFROM PAGE 1D The American Hotel and Lodging Association, which is backing the effort, says around three-fourths of its 25,000 member hotels are participating right now. It is working with harassment and human traf“cking organizations to develop training and testing devices to help hotels “gure out what works best. This isnt the “rst time hotels are giving panic buttons to staff. New York has required them since 2012, after a hotel maid there accused French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in his suite. Chicago and Seattle began requiring them more recently. But increasing public discussion about harassment and the #MeToo movement has given the effort a new sense of urgency. Red Roof Inn, Best Western, AccorHotels, Four Seasons and Caesars are other participants in the rare display of unity from a “ercely competitive industry. The cultural conversations have changed, and we have gotten smarter,Ž said Erika Alexander, Marriotts chief lodging of“cer for the Americas. Marriott plans to make the devices standard at all of its nearly 5,000 hotels in North America by 2020. Eventually it hopes to expand the devices globally. Rani Accettola, a housekeeper at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Seattles Pioneer Square, has a safety fob clipped to the front of her uniform at all times. If she presses a button, hotel managers and security are immediately noti“ed of her location. Accettola said the system gives her an added feeling of security, especially when she works late. At any moment, help is there if you should need it,Ž she said. Its unclear how often the devices will be used, but harassment of hotel staff is an ongoing issue. In a 2016 survey of 500 housekeepers in Chicago, 49 percent said guests had ”ashed them, exposed themselves or opened the door naked. The rollout of the devices will be messy. Hotel companies only manage some of their properties; others are managed by franchisees. Some companies may require franchisees to add the devices; others may not. Properties vary widely, from sprawling 2,500room resorts to 65-room, cookie-cutter hotels by the highway. Some hotels have already begun the process. Hyatt mandated electronic safety devices last fall and has already distributed them to 4,500 employees at 120 hotels in the Americas, Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian said. Hyatt has also strongly recommended the devices for franchisees, and expects to expand the program globally, Hoplamazian said. He said the cost of the devices is easily absorbed by the company. Shrieking alarms „ the kind most widely used at Hyatt right now „ cost around $25 each. A React mobile device, like the one Accettola wears, retails for $70, but big hotel chains will likely be able to get bulk discounts. Hoplamazian said there havent been many reported usages. In one instance, a guest was acting strangely so a housekeeper summoned help. It turned out there was no threat, but Hoplamazian is glad the system worked. While the frequency may not by high, the importance of it is really, really high,Ž he said. Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti said his company expects to distribute safety devices by the end of next year to 5,000 employees in the 450 U.S. hotels it owns and manages. Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta said tens of thousandsŽ of staff at 4,500 hotels will get the devices by 2020. Nassetta said the rollout will take time because training staff members how to respond to the devices is as important as the devices themselves. We dont want to create the appearance of safety without the reality behind it,Ž he said.PANICFROM PAGE 1D Rani Accettola, a housekeeper at the Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel in Seattles Pioneer Square neighborhood, poses for a photo while holding a device that lets her push a button and summon help if she is in a threatening situation while working in Seattle. adno=3610372-1


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