HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 259 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, September 16, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... D1 Classifieds ...................... D4-6 Comics ................ NEWS WIRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............... NEWS WIREGood morning To Linda Bentz Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSun Heartland Golf Championship winners crownedSports, Page B1By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID Â… Residents of the the town and greater Lake Placid are still talking about the Sept. 10 decision of Town Council to move Town Hall from the heart of downtown to the the fringe of its northern city limits. Four properties were considered to house the new Town Hall but the most hotly debated was the former church on U.S. 27. The vote for the CenterState Bank-owned property took place during the regular meeting and ended with a tie that Mayor John Holbrook had to break. The vote results were: Councilman Ray Royce and Councilwoman Debra Worley, yes; Councilwoman Arlene Tuck and Councilman Charles Wilson III voted against the former church property. The mayorÂs afÂ“rmative vote allowed the purchase. The purchase price of the CenterState Bank property is $995,000. On Aug. 28 an escrow contract was entered into with CenterState Bank for $10,000. In the regular meeting on July 9, Holbrook instructed Town Administrator Phil Williams and Town Attorney Bert Harris III to continue to look for suitable properties for the new Town Hall. If the property was deemed appropriate, they were authorized to enter into a contract on it. The Town Council has said in public meetings that the church would be paid for in cash. Finance Director and OfÂ“ce Manager Rachel Osborne emailed a breakdown of where the money is coming from by department. The sum of $331,048 will be taken from the infrastructure building accountÂs operating account. An additional $409,650 will come from the water systemÂs operating account. A capital account transfer of $142,076 will come from the wastewater fund. The cemetery fund will have an operating account transfer of $29,850, and there will be an operating account transfer from the sanitation fund of $82,376. The town shows an estimated By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Construction of a senior living facility at Harder Hall could begin as soon as the end of November, according to Vice President of South Florida Senior Living Paul Ruby. The senior living facility Â„ complete with 75 independent living units, 64 assisted living units and 23 memory care units Â„ is scheduled to close on IDA bonds the middle of November, with construction starting a week or two later, Ruby said. ÂOnce we have these funds, we will have all the money needed for construction, and it will be safe to begin,ÂŽ Ruby said. ÂConstruction will go on for 20-21 months,ÂŽ Ruby said. WDG Construction, the general contractor, will be in charge of construction, but the company will use local subcontractors as much as possible. The Highlands News-Sun previously reported that the Highlands County Board of County Commission approved issuance of the bonds on June 5 by a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Ron Handley dissenting. The county Industrial Development Authority (IDA), in turn, approved the issuance of industrial revenue bonds on July 11 by a 9-1 vote. As presented to and decided by the County Commission, the issuance will not exceed $45 million in minimum denominations of $25,000. South Florida Senior Living is Â“nalizing the paperwork needed to close on the IDA bonds, which will provide money for construction.Harder Hall ren ovation could start in November MELISSA MAIN/STAFFConstruction on Harder Hall could begin by the end of November. The hotel will be transformed into a senior living facility. Lake Placid to pay cash for church KIM LEATHERMAN /STAFFThis church on U.S. 27 has been the center of much controversy as some people wanted the town to buy it for the new Town Hall while others did not like the location. By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Put that tuna Â“sh down and step away from the hurricane kit. DonÂt start eating the non-perishables just yet, as we are still at the peak of hurricane season, even though we dodged the proverbial bullet that is Hurricane Florence. Hurricane season isnÂt ofÂ“cially over until the last day of November. If you donÂt have a hurricane kit and plan, now is the time. Meteorologist Dan Noah from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this is not a time to be complacent. Noah suggested being prepared and staying prepared. ÂThink about what you didnÂt have in your hurricane kit that you wished you did have,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs what you need to put in your kit. For me, it would have been a battery operated fan.ÂŽ Patrick Boland, spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said water is the main concern people ask him about. ÂWhen you look at government lists for water, they all say one gallon per person for three days,ÂŽ Boland said. ÂBut really, itÂs a minimum amount. You have to think about what it will take to make you comfortable. Items may not be available as quickly as you think. ÂMake your kit personal; there are gel towels that can be doused in water and turn cold,ÂŽ Boland said. ÂThings like that make a big difference when its 95 degrees outside. Think outside the box.ÂŽ Boland also said to make sure you have plenty of prescription medications on hand because without power, pharmacies will not be open. Take advantage of BOGO sales of non-perishables and batteries while there is time to add them to your kit. ÂLearn from the storm that missed you. Prepare yourself by planning ahead because here in Florida more Not out of the woods yetHurricane season is still upon us so stay preparedFILE PHOTOSA beam fell on this car at Fairmount Mobile Estates in Sebring due to Hurricane Irma. Powerlines lay along Sebring Parkway in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 after Hurricane Irma blew through Highlands County. Flood water Â“lls the front yard of a home on the north end of the Lake Jackson cove in Sebring. 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A2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 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. 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PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Tracy Weikel, Classified Account Executive email@example.com 863-658-0307 LEGAL ADVERTISING Janet Emerson 863-386-5637 firstname.lastname@example.org CUSTOMER SERVICE Mike Henry, Office Manager 863-385-6155 email@example.com SUBMIT NEWS & OBITS Email all obituaries and death notices to firstname.lastname@example.org Email all other announcements to email@example.com EDITORIAL Karen Clogston, Managing Editor Special Sections Editor 863-386-5835 firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Moody, Highlands Sun Editor Weekend Editor 863-386-5841 email@example.comHIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919highlandsnewssun.com PUBLISHERTim Smolarick 863-386-5624 firstname.lastname@example.org EXECUTIVE EDITOR Romona Washington 863-386-5634 email@example.com RETAIL ADVERTISING Cliff Yeazel, Advertising Director 863-386-5844 firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION Rob Kearley, Circulation Director 863-385-6155 email@example.com PRODUCTION Donna Scherlacher, MultiMedia/Production Director 863-386-5847 firstname.lastname@example.orgBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ A suspect is accused of kidnapping, robbing and terrorizing a casual friend. The suspect reportedly drove a casual friend to an ATM machine for money and then picked up another passenger on their way home. The passenger allegedly choked the victim while the other suspect, the driver, searched the victimÂs pockets for the money. Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce arrested Ginger Maria Paul, 30, of Sebring, on Tuesday. Paul was charged with aggravated battery, kidnapping, inÂ”icting bodily harm or terrorizing others and robbery without a Â“rearm or weapon. Paul is also known by the street names Gpeezy, G.P. and Danielle. When deputies arrived on the scene on Aug. 31, they reported Â“nding a female victim with the following numerous injuries: Â€ large lumps, cuts and bruises to the back of her head Â€ cuts and abrasions to the top of both feet and Â€ road rash abrasions over a signiÂ“cant portion of her right hip, back and arms. The victim stated that she had needed a ride to make a withdrawal from an ATM machine to pay for her rent and to purchase groceries for her family. The victim also stated that her family had not eaten for the past couple of days. Usually the victim had been able to secure a ride to the ATM from people she knew. However, when she could not Â“nd someone to take her, she called a casual friend, identiÂ“ed as G.P. The initials G.P. are known to law enforcement as Ginger Paul; in addition, the victim later identiÂ“ed the suspect in a photo line up. Paul reportedly agreed to drive the victim to the ATM machine in exchange for gas money. The victim agreed. Paul drove the vehicle to SaunakÂs Corner gas station. The victim said that she made two withdrawals from the ATM machine totaling $720. At one point, Paul entered the convenience store and told her, ÂHurry up,ÂŽ the victim said. The surveillance footage at SaunakÂs Corner gas station shows Paul in the footage approaching the victim, who is at the ATM machine, the report states. After the victim withdrew the $720, she said that she rode with Paul towards her residence, but the vehicle did not stop at her residence. Instead, Paul picked up another passenger, a black male, who sat directly behind the victim, the victim said. The victim told deputies that she felt nervous about the passenger sitting behind her and asked Paul to take her home. However, Paul drove past her house and would not unlock her doors. The victim said that she asked Paul to let her out of the vehicle. The black male said, ÂG.P., let her out,ÂŽ but he reached around the seat and used his right arm to place the victim in a choke hold, the report states. The victim said that she could not breathe, but the black male yelled, ÂGive me your money, and I wonÂt have to kill you!ÂŽ Paul also told the victim, ÂGive us the money,ÂŽ the victim stated. According to the victim, Paul steered the vehicle with her left hand and used her right hand to rummage through her pockets and took the money from her front pockets. The victim told deputies that she lost consciousness at one point when she was being choked. Once Paul had her money, she reportedly pushed the victim out of the vehicle, causing the victim to sustain the cuts, abrasions and road rash previously noted. This investigation is continuing. Those with any information are asked to call the HCSO at 863-4027200. People may also contact law enforcement anonymously by emailing email@example.com or by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Crime Stoppers may offer cash rewards for tips that lead to solving a crime.Sebring woman accused of aggravated battery and robbery Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERSEBRING Â… Ray Anthony Torres, 21 of Sebring, was arrested by a Highlands County Sheriff deputy on Sept. 13. He is being charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possessing marijuana, less than 20 grams. According to the HCSO arrest report, the arresting ofÂ“cer was patrolling the area of Grouper Drive and Herring Avenue. At the end of the two roads is a wooded area with no outlet. The ofÂ“cer said he knew the area and waited for the car to turn around and come back out. When the black 2014 Ford Fusion failed to reappear, the ofÂ“cer drove down the same dirt road to investigate. The deputy noticed their were three males in the vehicle and the lights were not on. The deputy approached the Ford and identiÂ“ed Torres as the driver. The deputy noted that there was a strong smell of cannabis wafting out of the vehicle. The deputy shared his observation with Torres before asking if there was anything illegal in the car. The report stated that the deputy also made contact with the backseat passenger and the front passenger who swore he did not have anything illegal on his person. The deputy searched him to verify that he was clean. The deputy began collecting the Âleafy green substanceÂŽ which would later Â“eld test positive for THC found in cannabis. Torres was ordered out of the car because the deputy saw a Â“rearm under the driverÂs seat. The silver handgun was a .38 revolver made by Smith & Wesson. The gun did not have any ammunition in it. The cannabis weighed 1.7 grams. The gun was turned over to the evidence department.Pistols and exfelons can be dangerousSEBRING Â… Jomichalle Kline Mack, 20, of Sebring, was arrested on Wednesday by deputies from the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. He is being charged with carrying a concealed Â“rearm, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, probation violation and resisting an ofÂ“cer with violence. The HCSO deputy was patrolling the area of Lemon Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard on his Sheriffissued bicycle with clothing that was clearly marked and identiÂ“ed him as a deputy. The deputy noted in his arrest report that the section of the neighborhood he was in is documented as a high-crime area with a history of drug sales and weapons offenses. The deputy said he could smell the overwhelming odor of burnt cannabis that enveloped Mack. The deputy dismounted the bike and when he looked at Mack he noticed the bulge MackÂs waistband. Thinking about his safety the deputy told Mack about the smell of burnt cannabis but Mack started to walk away. Mack did not respond to several commands of Âstop.ÂŽ Instead he began to evade the deputy even as he was trying to pull the suspected gun out of MackÂs waistband. Mack allegedly hit the deputyÂs hand away from the object but the deputy managed to get it the object out of MackÂs waistband. The object was identiÂ“ed as a black Taurus .380. The deputy rendered the gun harmless and arrested Mack who was on probation for a prior weapons offense in 2014. The charges have a $17,000 bond except the probation violation which has none, so Mack is still in Highlands County Jail.Pot and pistol lead to arrest TORRES MACK SPECIAL TO THE HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING Â„ Sparta Educational Systems and Commerce Educational Systems Inc. announced their intent to participate in the U.S. Department of AgricultureÂs Child Care Food Program, which is a federally funded program that reimburses child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to enrolled, eligible children. Meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants enrolled at the STEAM Preschool Academy on Sparta at 4463 Sparta Road in Sebring and the STEAM Preschool Academy of Sebring at 204 S. Commerce Ave. in Sebring. Parents/guardians of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals must complete an application. Eligibility information includes the names of all household members; income of each household member or household memberÂs Food Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) case number or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) case number; signature of an adult household member; and, if the application includes income information, the last four digits of the social security number (SSN) of the adult household member signing the application or an indication that this adult does not have a SSN. Children who are members of households receiving Food Assistance Program or TANF beneÂ“ts, children enrolled in Head Start of Early Head Start, and foster children are automatically eligible to receive free meal beneÂ“ts with appropriate documentation. The policy statement for free and reduced-price meals is on Â“le at the child care center(s) and may be reviewed by interested parties. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3 By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Yom Kippur is the Highest of the Jewish holidays. It is also known as the Day of Atonement and is observed on the Â10th day of the seventh month, or Tishrei.ÂŽ It is also called the ÂShabbath of Shabbaths.ÂŽ The Tishrei is the Jewish calendar month that has the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in it. Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, was celebrated on Sept. 10. Yom Kippur will be observed at sundown on Sept. 18 with Kolnidre. Kolnidre comes after a piece of music that Bain said is a legal formula that asks to be released from any vows that someone has failed to keep. The observance runs until Sundown of Sept. 19, according to Cantor Riselle Bain of Temple Isreal in Sebring. Bain holds services every other week at Temple with the next services being on the High Holiday. ÂWe have two themes with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur,ÂŽ Bain said. ÂTÂshuva, which means Âreturn,Â and Chefhbon Hanefesh, which means Âaccounting of the soul.Â These two things for the Jewish purpose of the High Holy days.ÂŽ Bain said TÂshuva is similar to the Christian concept of repentance by turning away from sins and leaving them in the past. Bain said that some Observant Jews will fast and pray for the 25-hour period while others may not be able to because of health issues or advanced age. It is the work that is done on the inside of the person that matters. ÂThe work of the two themes is unÂ” inching honesty, concentration, a dedicated space and uninterrupted time, The falling short or missing the mark of the best of yourself is chetÂŽ Bain said. ÂThe idea is to pray and fast, at the end of the service, we have sort of broken through the barriers of who who we are and the work we want to do.ÂŽ Some of the praying and fasting is done individually; other times, it is done as a body. After taking stock of the relationship with other people and God, it is necessary to apologize to others. There is a sense of having a fresh start in the new year. The command to honor the High Holiday is in Leviticus 16:29-31 (NIV) Â29 This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work Â„ whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you Â„ 30 because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the Lord, you will be clean from all your sins. 31 It is a day of sabbath rest, and you must deny yourselves; it is a lasting ordinance.ÂŽ Bain explained the Yom Kippur service is different than the normal service that she holds. The story of Jonah is read. The shofar, or ramÂs horn, is blown to Âawaken the soul.ÂŽ The music has melodies that stir the soul and chanting (nitzavim) is done. Bain said her members would be reading from a Holocaust Torah. The Cantor Bain has been with the temple for four years. She lives in Sarasota and drives to Sebring weekly. Bain said her temple is small but Â“ lled with loving people. For more information visit templeisrealoghcÂ” org.Yom Kippur, Day of AtonementHighest of the Holy Days BAINBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERFROSTPROOF Â„ A 23-yearold man got kidnapped and robbed Tuesday, and escaped with a bullet Â” ying by him. That was the story from arrest reports of an incident in Frostproof, which led to the arrest and charging of two men: 19-year-old Jose ÂPepeÂŽ Serna and 16-year-old Mohammad ÂMoÂŽ Ibrahim, both of Frostproof. They have both been charged with Â“ rst-degree felonies of Â“ rst-degree attempted murder, robbery with a Â“ rearm and armed kidnapping. Deputies responded to the incident at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, when they arrived to the area of 11th Street East and Lemon Avenue in Frostproof, according to a Polk County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce press release. The victim told deputies two people he knew as ÂMoÂŽ and ÂPepeÂŽ had robbed him. He reportedly had their phone numbers, the release said, and had called Ibrahim on the phone to get together and smoke marijuana. About 20 minutes later, Ibrahim arrived in his car, the release said. When the victim got into the back of the car, he saw Serna, the release said, and got a Âbad vibeÂŽ from him. According to arrest afÂ“ davits, the car came to a stop at an intersection and Serna pointed a gun at the victim, demanding money. He refused, and tried to get out of the car, but the door would not open. Eventually he gave Serna his money, and the driver lowered the rear windows The victim told deputies he opened the back door from outside handle, pushed SernaÂs gun away and ran. As the victim ran, he heard two shots and heard one of the bullets going by him, the release said. He was not injured. Soon after, deputies found Ibrahim and Serna and arrested them both. The investigation remains open. ÂThis is the kind of thing-involvement with illegal drugs-that can get people hurt or killed,ÂŽ Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said for the release. ÂThese two Â„ one man and one boy, both still very young Â„ made terrible decisions and are facing some very serious charges that will likely have a huge impact on the rest of their lives.ÂŽTwo men charged in robbery, kidnapping, shootingPolk SheriffÂs Grady Judd: ÂKind of violence associated with drugsÂ SERNA IBRAHIM Sebring Jewelers Locally Owned & OperatedExpert Jewelry & Watch RepairsIncluding Rolex d i rs Hour: M-F: 10-5 S:10-1 Location: 541 N. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com ÂWe are working hard on it every day,ÂŽ Ruby said. ÂThe company that is responsible for selling the bonds is the underwriter, which is Oppenheimer & Co. The typical buyers for bonds are banks and pension funds.ÂŽ Business Development Manager for Highlands County Economic Development Council Meghan DiGiacomo agreed. ÂIt is important to note that if issued, neither the IDA, Highlands County nor the state is responsible for repayment or guarantee of the bonds.ÂŽ Ruby added that bond development was different from a typical real estate loan. ÂIn the middle is the trustee. South Florida Senior Living will send our money for equity to the trustee, and all the bond buyers will also send money to the trustee. ÂThe trustee is responsible for paying for construction and for interest charges,ÂŽ he said. ÂThe trustee collects all the money, and the closing date is the date when the trustee has all the money.ÂŽ ÂThe trustee wires the money to the general contractor every month,ÂŽ Ruby said. The existing Harder Hall hotel will be renovated into senior living units, and the project will also include 104,0000 square feet of new construction, according to Matthew Musgrave, project manager for South Florida Senior Living. ÂThe building has a great history,ÂŽ Musgrave said. ÂWe hope that the building will be well received by the community. The hotel next door [Inn on the Lakes] will allow families to visit with their relatives at the facility.ÂŽ ÂWe love the community and the property,ÂŽ Ruby said. ÂThe building was in surprisingly good shape for as long as it has been out of use, and the lake will provide a good view for residents.ÂŽ South Florida Senior Living will be providing amenities at their facility that are not commonly found in the area. Musgrave said, ÂThere are interesting spaces within the building. The dining room has three Â“replaces, and it is a two story building. This space will be fully renovated into a dining room on one end and a library on the other end. ÂThere will be two seating areas on either side of the central walkway to the library with places for residents to gather and play games or read books,ÂŽ he said. ÂEnormous French doors from the dining room open to the lake, providing stunning view of Lake Jackson,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe will be adding a patio area for outside seating, and adjacent to that will be a Â“tness area and a bar that overlooks the pool deck. ÂAn outdoor pool for residents will feature both a zero entry and a stair entry into the water,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe will also be including a garden outside for residents and a memory care garden inside a courtyard,ÂŽ Musgrave said. ÂThe memory garden will be a quiet space where residents can go.ÂŽHALLFROM PAGE 1A $200,000 for renovations. However, at the Sept. 10 meeting, Williams said he thought the estimate was high because it only needs some security doors and walls. The council will discuss the renovations at a future Town Council meeting, according to Osborne. Council members said there would be some money from selling the pews, light Â“xtures and Âde-churchingÂŽ the facility, as one councilman put it. MillerÂs Central Air, Inc. gave an estimate of $898.50 for maintenance of the nine air conditioning units on the church property. The air conditioning company also gave an estimate of $3,010 for recommended repairs to the current air handlers. Miller recommended installing Âtwo new condensate overÂ”ow drain pans and safety switches, refrigerant line insulation and a blower motor belts.ÂŽ Information about the properties and the discussions and meetings leading up to the decision to purchase it can be found at lakeplacidÂ”.net.CHURCHFROM PAGE 1A hurricanes make landfall than anywhere else in the United States,ÂŽ Boland said. ÂAlso be preparing emotionally so that you can be resilient enough to deal with any disaster in a positive mannerÂŽ Â„ not be caught unaware and struggle to deal with the inevitable disappointments that arise for losing power, air conditioning, etc. Sebring resident Dawn Dell said she starts preparing for hurricane season in May. ÂI live in paradise, so I know I have to be prepared,ÂŽ she said. ÂWhen I am at the grocery store, I get an extra canned item and water at a time.ÂŽ According to FEMA, Floridians speak about 28 languages. They suggest knowing preparedness tips in a language youÂre Â”uent in. Â€ They suggest keeping hurricane kits in waterproof containers or bags. Â€ Have an evacuation plan and know where all local shelters are, including special needs shelters. The special needs shelter in Highlands County is the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center and requires registration. There are no county-run pet shelters in Highlands County. Â€ Keep phone numbers handy, including doctors, emergency contacts, pediatrician, emergency management operations center, etc. Â€ Bedding and pillows for shelters for comfort. Â€ Batteries and a battery-operated or handcrank radio. Â€ Cash. Â€ Baby items and formula. Â€ Hand-operated can opener. Â€ Non-perishable foods and canned goods for each person for at least three days. Â€ Periodically check expiration dates. For a complete list of items to have prepared or in a kit, visit ready.gov.PREPAREFROM PAGE 1A FILE PHOTOIn the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, more than 75 customers waited in line for hours Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at an automated ice station on U.S. 27 near Lakeview Drive in Sebring. FILE PHOTOAfter seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma, a family leaves the Highlands News-Sun Center, which served as a hurricane shelter. Bring in 5 Non Perishable Items and Receive 10% Off Your Purchase Bring In 10 Non Perishable Items and Receive 10% Off Your Purchase Plus A 24 Month Interest Rebate Give To The Community and Save 854 Memorial Drive Avon Park FL(863)658-4268 Lakeview Memorial Gardens Lakeview Memorial Gardens Lakeview Memorial Gardensadno=3608559-1 Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870 Â€ (863) 385-1546DIRECT CREMATION $895Â€All cremations done in Highlands County Not out of CountyÂ€Cremation Â€ Burials Â€ Shipping Service Â€No sales person will call Â€ Serving all of Highlands CountyÂWe CareÂŽ Â€ Locally owned & operatedadno=3607875-1adno=3611970-1 General Fund5.3184 ESTIMATED REVENUES GENERAL FUND SPECIAL REVENUE FUND ENTERPRISE FUNDS TOTAL ALL FUNDS Taxes:Millage per $1000 Ad Valorem Taxes2,965,055 $ 2,965,055 $ Sales And Use Taxes977,000 977,000 Utility & Communication Taxes1,710,000 1,710,000 Franchise Fees860,000 860,000 Licenses and Permits157,500 157,500 Charges for Services116,231 116,231 State Revenue Sharing325,000 325,000 Grants and Other Government Funding325,644 325,644 Fire Assessment494,915 494,915 Miscellaneous Revenue310,300 30,000 $ 340,300 Infrastructure Surtax1,080,865 1,080,865 Water & Sewer Revenue 10,131,144 $ 10,131,144 Solid Waste Revenue 1,789,000 1,789,000 Golf Course Revenue 745,773 745,773 TOTAL SOURCES8,241,645 $ 1,110,865 $ 12,665,917 $ 22,018,427 $ Transfers In1,200,000 $ $ 121,597 $ 1,321,597 $ 1,669,721 679,135 2,820,223 5,169,079 TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS & BALANCE S 11,111,366 $ 1,790,000 $ 15,607,737 $ 28,509,103 $ EXPENDITURES City Administration1,144,229 $ 1,144,229 $ Police Department & Code Enforcement4,131,364 4,131,364 Fire Department3,179,113 3,179,113 Building & Zoning Department322,131 322,131 Streets/Buildings/Grounds1,340,687 1,340,687 Youth and Other Recreational539,456 539,456 Alum Treatment Plant13,592 13,592 CRA Funding319,197 319,197 Infrastructure Projects1,790,000 1,790,000 Water & Sewer Operations 6,288,176 $ 6,288,176 Utility Bond & Debt Service 2,570,868 2,570,868 Utility Capital Improvement Program3,076,500 3,076,500 Solid Waste & Yard Rubbish1,604,823 1,604,823 Golf Course 867,370 867,370 TOTAL EXPENDITURES10,989,769 $ 1,790,000 $ 14,407,737 $ 27,187,506 $ Transfers Out121,597 $ $ 1,200,000 $ 1,321,597 $ Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets11,111,366 $ 1,790,000 $ 15,607,737 $ 28,509,103 $BUDGET SUMMARY THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.City of Sebring Fiscal Year 2018-2019THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF SEBRING ARE 5.3% MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 5.3184 TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5OBITUARIES COL Robert Dean WoodCol. Robert Dean Wood, Retired, went to his heavenly home on Sept. 7, 2018 after a brief battle against cancer. Bob was born Jan. 15, 1937 in Edwards County, Illinois to Virgil and Bernadine Ibbotson Wood. He grew up on a farm near Mt. Carmel, Illinois and graduated from high school there. At the University of Illinois, he studied agriculture, joined Army ROTC, attained his private pilotÂs license and, most importantly, met the love of his life. One weekend in June 1958, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army Infantry branch, graduated with his bachelorÂs degree and married Barbara Burns, his wife of 60 years. During his 28year career in the Army, Bob earned his Ranger tab and was Airborne qualified. He commanded Echo Company, 187th Airborne Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served two tours in Vietnam, one with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment (Bobcats) of the 25th Infantry Division. While working at the Pentagon, he received his MBA from George Washington University. During a three-year tour of duty in Berlin, Germany, he commanded the 4th Battalion 6th Infantry Regiment. He graduated from the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania and served on the faculty there for two years. His final assignment at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida gave him the opportunity to travel extensively in the Middle East in his role as executive officer to the commander of the US Central Command. He received numerous military awards for exemplary service to include the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit. After retiring from the Army in 1986, Bob served in a leadership position for MPRI, an Alexandria, Virginia-based firm of military veterans that provided training and education to U.S. and global forces worldwide. In 1998, he retired a second time and he and Barbara moved to Sebring, Florida to be near family. He became a proud Rotarian, a deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Sebring and a member of the Sebring Airport Authority. A renewal of his pilotÂs license spurred his decision to build his own experimental plane and Bob spent happy hours flying it, locally and across the country. He started the US Sport Aviation EXPO in Sebring and directed it for the first eight years. He rekindled his earlier interest in model railroading. Bob and Barbara remained dedicated supporters of his prior military organizations and participated in many reunions. With travel a passion, and time together so precious, the family spent many memorable annual vacations together. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, and three beloved daughters, Elaine Wood of Woodbridge, Virginia, Amy Wood of Riverview, Florida and Elise Huszar of Tampa, Florida. He was blessed with two awesome grandchildren, Grant Huszar and Madison Huszar, now both in college; and his son-in-law and fishing buddy, LTC Paul Huszar, Retired. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, COL Nelson (Retired) and Fay Wood, West Virginia; and sisters-in-law, Joan Scarpati of Sebring and Kay Wood of Alexandria, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to First Presbyterian Church of Sebring, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 or to the 5th Infantry Regiment Association, Inc., bobcat. ws/donations. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Military Honors will follow. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Chapel. morrisfuneralchapel. com. By ROBERT MILLERNEWS CLERKSEBRING Â„ Constitution Week begins Monday, and the Patriots Chapter NSDAR (National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution) have plans to educate and inform anyone who is interested about the important document. ÂItÂs the foundation of our country,ÂŽ said DAR Regent for the Patriots Chapter Jayne Schriver. ÂWe all need to understand it.ÂŽ For Constitution Week, the women of DAR decorate the local libraries with unique and interesting exhibits that serve as an homage to the Revolutionary time period while highlighting the Constitution. The womenÂs service organization is dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and in honoring the patriots who contributed to the Revolutionary War in some meaningful way. But thatÂs not all they do. ÂWeÂre not just some pompous old ladies sitting around sipping tea,ÂŽ Schriver said. Along with preserving history, the organization focuses on topics such as womenÂs health, safety and womenÂs issues through special guests like authors and local business owners. Every year, Constitution Week across the country is an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects our freedoms. The DAR began this tradition in 1955, the same year the DAR petitioned Congress to designated Sept. 17-23 at National Constitution Week. It was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on Aug. 2, 1956. The week-long commemoration includes studying the historical events that led to framing the constitution, informing people that the Constitution is the basis of AmericaÂs heritage and the foundation of our way of life as well as emphasizing the responsibility of U.S. citizens to protect, defend and preserve the Constitution. One of the largest patriotic womenÂs organizations in the world, the DAR has more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country as well as in other foreign countries. The organization helps veterans, raises money for scholarships and even performs community service. ÂItÂs important people know that we arenÂt political,ÂŽ Schriver said ÂWe arenÂt allowed to be because of our bylaws.ÂŽ Whatever your political afÂ“liation or religion, anyone can join the DAR, provided they can trace their heritage back to the Revolutionary time period. This is known as a lineage organization; an organization that requires you to prove you had a relative who lived in the time of the American Revolution and contributed in some meaningful way. They donÂt have to just be soldiers, but those who helped with the war effort, such as providing supplies or even paying taxes, will get you in. And for those men who think this all sounds interesting, there is a menÂs chapter known as the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Alongside Constitution Week, on Monday, Sept. 17 is Bells Across America. On this day at 4 p.m. the DAR contact anyone in the area with bells and asks them to ring those bells. ÂThey [the bells] remind people that those who fought for us and our freedom,ÂŽ Marie Macool, vice-regent for the Patriots Chapter NSDAR, said The Patriots Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of American Revolution meets once a month on the Â“rst Monday of every month from October to May at 11 a.m. at the American Legion of Lake Placid, 1490 U.S. Hwy 27 N. in Lake Placid. For more information, email Julie Bartlett at darjulieb@ gmail.com.DAR promotes Constitution Week COURTESY PHOTOThe Patriots Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution decorate the public libraries each year for Constitution Week, which runs Sept. 17-21 this year. Seen here is the display at Sebring Public Library. COURTESY PHOTOSeen here is the Constitution display at Lake Placid Memorial Library. Constitution Week runs Sept. 17-21. ROBERT MILLER/STAFFConstitution Week display at the Avon Park Public Library. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The CITY OF AVON PARK has tentatively adopted a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on: Monday, September 24, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 123 E. Pine St., Avon Park, FL 33825 Interested persons can appear and be heard on this matter at the Council Meeting by attending the meeting and signing the request form. Copies of the proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public at the o ce of the City Clerk, M-F, 8:30 to 5:00 PM at 110 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City of Avon Park City Council, Highlands County, FL with respect to any matter discussed at any meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the City. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable special accommodations in order to participate in this meeting should contact the City Manager with the request at (863) 452-4400.
A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org Romona Washington Executive Editor email@example.com Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director firstname.lastname@example.org Rob Kearley Circulation Director email@example.com Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director firstname.lastname@example.org SUNOUR VIEW JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â… not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Florida Supreme Court got two right and two wrong when it decided last week which of four contested constitutional amendments should appear on the Nov. 6 ballot ... In these cases, the Constitution Revision Commission snuck a couple of fast curves past the justices. HereÂs hoping the voters will be more alert. The court was emphatically correct in keeping Amendment 8, a battering ram for charter schools, off the ballot. The title failed to fairly inform voters what was at stake. That was the crux of Tallahassee Circuit Judge John CooperÂs order to remove the amendment from the ballot. Although the revision commissionÂs debate had focused on charter schools, they went unmentioned in the ballot language Â„ the only explanation voters would see. They would have been left to Â“gure out what was meant by language to permit Âthe state to operate, control, and supervise public schools not established by the school board.ÂŽ This would have dismantled the existing constitutional requirement for a ÂuniformÂŽ system of free public schools. ÂThe failure to use the term voters would understand, Âcharter schools,Â as well as the use of a phrase that has no established meaning under Florida law, fails to inform voters of the chief purpose and effect of this proposal,ÂŽ Cooper had ruled. ItÂs disconcerting, however, that the Supreme Court upheld his ruling by only a 4-3 vote. The majority and minorityÂs reasons may be explained in an opinion to be issued later. The court was correct also in its 6-1 vote to restore to the ballot Amendment 13, the ban on commercial greyhound racing in Florida. ... But itÂs hard to reconcile the vote on Amendment 8 with the courtÂs 4-3 decision to restore Amendment 6, an excessively detailed victimsÂ rights proposal, or with its unanimous decision to allow Amendment 10, which essentially overturns home rule for Florida counties. That was one of the few great reforms in FloridaÂs 1968 Constitution. Amendment 6, better known as ÂMarsyÂs Law,ÂŽ sold to the revision commission by a California billionaire whose sister was murdered, suffered from the same vague ballot description. As Cooper had ruled in that case, it failed to disclose that its Âchief purpose.is to take away or reduce the protectionÂŽ Florida presently affords criminal defendants. Among other things, it would entitle victims to demand speedy trials on impossibly short notice. No one has a clue as to what it might cost to implement. Amendment 10 is another proposal with hidden consequences. It ÂensuresÂŽ the election of sheriffs, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors and clerks of court in all counties,ÂŽ but it fails to tell voters of Broward, Miami-Dade and six other counties that it would likely repeal parts of their existing county charters. ... This featherbedding amendment owes its existence to insider lobbying by a circuit court clerk and sheriff who were members of the revision commission. The Supreme Court ducked the potential undisclosed harm to eight counties by saying the question of retroactivity Âshould be resolved in a post-election action.ÂŽ ThatÂs grossly unfair to the citizens of those eight counties who should be entitled to know before they vote what the consequences will be. None of these outcomes settled what was most wrong with the revision commissionÂs record: A series of amendments in which controversial issues were ÂbundledÂŽ with other presumably popular but functionally unrelated proposals. ... The commission defended this mischief on the grounds that its predecessor 20 years ago combined subjects. On that occasion, though, the groupings were rational and noncontroversial, and the ones that were contentious were left to stand alone. Voters werenÂt forced to accept proposals they disliked in order to approve those they favored. For now, it appears that only four of the commissionÂs eight amendments deserve to be ratiÂ“ed in November. ... An editorial from South Florida Sun-Sentinel.Hidden consequencesI tried to pay attention to what Judge Brett Kavanaugh was saying during the hearings last week. For anyone as addicted to the Supreme Court as I am, a nomination hearing is more exciting than the return of HalleyÂs Comet, and only slightly more common. This was one of the major reasons that I was disappointed by the SenateÂs refusal to give Merrick Garland a fair hearing in 2016, along with the fact that it was petulant, mean-spirited, partisan, and on the razor-thin edge of unconstitutional. But IÂve moved on, even if the Democrats havenÂt. That became very clear the moment the gavel came down on Tuesday morning. Before the nominee even had a chance to say, ÂMy name is Brett, and IÂm a judicial conservative,ÂŽ a band of screaming banshees Â“lled the air with their guttural, desperate whelps. Oh, no, I thought, did an itinerant group of WomenÂs March alums get lost on their way to Pat ToomeyÂs ofÂ“ce? Alas, no, they were exactly where theyÂd been paid to be, these professional mourners of soon-to-be abolished reproductive rights. Knowing that Kavanaugh is a fairly sure vote to overturn Roe v. Wade if he gets on the court (I mean, yadda yadda, itÂs precedent, yadda yadda, wink wink, yadda yadda, sorry Sen. Feinstein),the women and the men who support them had come to make life miserable for the nominee, even though they knew heÂd be conÂ“rmed. And the reason heÂll be conÂ“rmed is because Harry Reid decided to invoke the nuclear option back in 2013, when he ruled the Senate, and Democrats were in the majority. Angered by what he saw as GOP obstructionism in refusing to conÂ“rm President ObamaÂs lower court picks, Reid decided to go all Hiroshima on his colleagues and eliminate the 60-vote super-majority that was once necessary to conÂ“rm federal judicial nominees. Now, only a simple majority of one vote is needed. And that useful Â“libuster?ItÂs as dead as Kellyanne ConwayÂs chance of being hired as the newest panelist on The View, or Sarah Huckabee SandersÂ chance of getting any meal but takeout. But the screaming banshees arenÂt angry at Reid and his Democratic brethren. TheyÂre livid that a Republican president has once again found a way to put a conservative white Christian male within armÂs length of the highest court in the land. Say what you will about him, Trump has been incredibly effective in reshaping the bench. His Â“rst pick, Neil Gorsuch, is in his 50s and has already placed himself next to Clarence Thomas as one of the two most conservative justices. If Kavanaugh, who is also in his 50s, is conÂ“rmed, he will be a formidable addition to the ÂstarboardÂŽ side of the judicial ship. The protesters know this. They almost make you feel sorry for them with their hand-painted signs, their deÂ“ant chants, their cute little HandmaidÂs Tale get-ups and their Chicken Little warnings. You want to tell them that it will be OK, that itÂs possible to survive even when you feel as if your civil rights are being violated, and that adversity makes you stronger. We in the prolife movement have been getting stronger every day for the past 45 years. Now itÂs time for the other side to enjoy that same sense of exhilaration as you Â“ght against laws that violate your sense of humanity. Because even though I didnÂt get to hear much of Brett KavanaughÂs comments on Roe v. Wade, I heard enough to convince me that heÂs not as impressed with that Âsuper-precedentÂŽ as the late, great Arlen Specter. Kavanaugh made all the right rhetorical concessions, but itÂs pretty clear that if the opportunity presents itself, he will vote to overturn our generationÂs Dred Scott. Precedent is only binding on the people who donÂt make it. And Kavanaugh is interviewing for a job that will put him squarely in the position of making it. The screamers know this. There are reasons to wish that this nomination process was cleaner, fairer, not so rushed. And the spirit of Merrick Garland, ironically a good friend of KavanaughÂs, hangs over the proceedings. I canÂt deny thereÂs a slightly bitter taste in my mouth. But then I see the crazy people exercising their First Amendment rights between hits of Thorazine, and all that matters is the prospect of getting one vote closer to overturning Roe. Christine Flowers is an attorney and a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, and can be reached at cÂ”owers1961@gmail. com.Watching Brett Kavanaugh, and I like what IÂm hearingCHRISTINE FLOWERS Columnist As we enter into a new hurricane season, after reveling in Hurricane Irma stories of good people helping others in this time of crisis, let us take a serious look at the other side of the disaster. Using the tool of critical reasoning, letÂs consider our shortcomings. Or are we too immature, hubristic and narcissistic to recognize and address our faults and errors and correct them? IÂe only lived in Sebring for two years, yet from a very reliable and ofÂ“cial source and witness have heard about what transpired during Hurricane Charley in 2004 when people were evacuated from Miami and came to Sebring to be sheltered from the storm at the county fair convention center. EOC provided nothing to these refugees who were suffering from trauma and distress; there were no cots nor even blankets available, as most of them suffered as they lay on the freezing concrete all night and day. Whereas, if EOC were the least bit competent, there shouldÂve been cots and blankets stored away in preparedness for such future disasters; and these provisions are freely acquired from the state for the asking. Imagine, if you would, the stories those Miamians tell their families and friends of the gracious hospitality of the great town of Sebring? Naturally, OEM learned from this Â“asco and 13 years later had cots and blankets in store in preparation for Hurricane Irma, right? I personally sheltered at the convention center that night and can attest to their preparedness. There was none, for total incompetence ruled the day once again. As I, who am over 60, lie on the unforgiving and freezing concrete, like most of the over 400 people did Â„ because for some idiotic reason the a/c couldnÂt be turned down. I watched an elderly man from Avon Park attempt to console his post-stroke ridden wife who was lying in agony on the freezing Â”oor crying her eyes out with only a thin towel partially covering her. It was among the most saddest things IÂve ever witnessed, as I tried, in vain, to acquire a cot of even a blanket for her from the staff running the shelter. I stayed at that shelter for a week as my home was Â”ooded, and only after Â“ve days was Â“nally given a cot to sleep on by the Red Cross, who did a fabulous job and voiced that they had never seen a community shelter that was less prepared and apathetic than Sebring. This community couldnÂt even manage to provide its traumatized victims of Irma, who had lost everything, a hot shower when there were showers readily available on the other side of the convention center. It took two weeks for the Red Cross to arrange a cold shower at the high school across the street. Like I said, IÂve only lived here two years and though IÂve met several highly committed and competent civil servants, IÂm not at all impressed with the leadership of this town. Whoever it is thatÂs responsible for such shameless incompetence at the shelter should be singled out, shown the light of reason, excoriated and Â“red Â… for they know not what they do. Enough time has elapsed for me to speak out about this absurd ignorance and apathy. Who knows when this embarrassing story will repeat itself ... again? And heaven forbid, you may Â“nd yourself lying on the freezing concrete, crying your eyes out. DonÂt let it happen a third time, Sebring. ItÂs embarrassing. On one occasion, just a few days after the storm, a local woman came to the shelter and gave massages to the young army troops sleeping on cots who, at that time, had yet to do much of anything, while the older victims of the hurricane from Sebring who were traumatized, distressed, and sleeping on the freezing concrete Â”oor were completely ignored. And although her intentions were good, she exempliÂ“es the misplaced values, misguidedness, poor character and judgment that led to my writing, and youÂre reading this. Mark Zembower is a Sebring resident. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Shelter needs to do betterMARK ZEMBOWERColumnist
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID Â„ The Highlands County SheriffÂs Office is investing a shooting in Lake Placid that left the victim in critical condition. SheriffÂs Office Public Information Officer Scott Dressel said a 911 caller reported the shooting around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. The shooting occurred at 525 Lake Blue Drive, Lake Placid, he said. The victim has been airlifted in critical condition. Dressel said he could not provide additional information because it was early in the investigation. The Highlands County Property AppraiserÂs website shows that the house at the address is owned by Clinton R. and Bobbie Jo Smith. Anyone with information about the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or go online to www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com or call 402-7250 and ask to speak to Detective Kelly.SheriffÂs Office investigating Lake Placid shootingBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERAVON PARK Â„ An Avon Park man allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriendÂs vehicle, stabbed her steering wheel with a knife and made threats to harm her and her family according to an arrest report. Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce arrested Tony Lynn Elliot, 26, of Avon Park, on Tuesday. Elliot was charged with the following: Â€ aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, Â€ kidnapping/false imprisonment, Â€ criminal mischief, damaging property, Â€ burglary of a dwelling structure or conveyance while armed, and Â€ petit theft. While the victim was sitting in her car outside Dollar General, Elliot allegedly picked up a large rock and maliciously threw it at the front of the victimÂs vehicle, causing approximately $200 in damage. Elliot reportedly approached the passenger side of the vehicle where the windows were partially opened and began banging on the window. After banging on the glass, Elliot reached through the open window, unlocked the door and opened it, the report states. The victim said that she told Elliot to stop multiple times. She did not want him to enter her vehicle and she even tried to drive away, she said. When Elliot entered the vehicle, he allegedly grabbed a multi-colored knife from a front pocket near the passenger seat. The victim said that she began honking the horn for help when Elliot grabbed the knife. According to the victim, Elliot then began opening the knife and said, ÂStop and driveÂŽ while intentionally and maliciously stabbing the steering wheel with the knife. The victim said that she feared injury and believed she could not leave the vehicle. As she drove northbound on US 27, the victim said that Elliot began to threaten her and her family. Upon seeing a patrol car at Mobil Mart, the victim pulled into the gas station. Elliot told the victim, ÂDonÂt do it,ÂŽ as she drove into the station, the victim said. However, once at the gas station, Elliot Â”ed on foot, the report states. A short time later, deputies found Elliot on Twitty Road. Elliot had a multi-colored knife on his possession. ElliotÂs version of the story differed from the victimÂs. He claimed that when he saw her at the Dollar General, she revved the engine on her vehicle, and he began to walk towards her. Elliot said that the victim wanted him to go with her to deposit money, but he did not want to do it. He claims that the victim began an argument while Âpulling a knife out on him.ÂŽ According to Elliot, the victim began stabbing the steering wheel. Elliot said that he grabbed the steering wheel, turned the vehicle into the gas station and began honking the horn; then he Â”ed on foot. When a deputy asked him why he had the knife, Elliot said that he probably grabbed it out her hand. A deputy also asked him about the rock in the grill of the victimÂs vehicle. Elliot claimed that the rock had been there prior to the incident.AP man charged in domestic dispute ELLIOT By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERLORIDA Â„ When Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor spoke to county commissioners in July, he outlined a possible timeline for Â“re service upgrades. In addition to equipment and apparatus Â„ the trucks Â„ he looked at stations, and Lorida was one on the list. The building itself is not in line for major improvements in the Â“rst year, not according to BashoorÂs presentation. The Lorida Volunteer Fire Department will get new apparatus, though, depending on how much of the Â“re assessment the county can collect. The rates, approved July 10 by the Board of County Commission, could raise as much as $5 million, under the following rates: Residential Â„ 4 cents per square foot, with a $115 cap. Commercial Â„ 6 cents per square foot. Industrial Â„ 5.5 cents per square foot. Institutional Â„ 6 cents per square foot. Vacant land Â„ $22 per parcel. If it had been approved at 100 percent, Lorida Volunteer Fire Department could have set aside $400,000 in the Â“rst year Â„ approximately three fourths of the $550,000 needed to get a pumper/tanker. What the county will get, Bashoor said Friday, is closer to 65 percent of the proposed Â“re assessment. ÂWeÂre still able to do a lot of things with that 65 percent,ÂŽ Bashoor said. Fire Services Manager Tim Eures said that service area has no problem with water in the Spring Lake Improvement District subdivision. However, a new pumper/ tanker would help handle Â“res in and around Lorida and beyond, where there are no Â“re hydrants. If funding comes in at lower than full levels, BashoorÂs plan draws out the savings toward that truck over several years. As for the station, that could take longer. The July 10 presentation suggests it may take seven years to get started on a station for Lorida. Eures, who has worked for the county 27 years, said the location of the station beside CSX Railroad tracks, itÂs age Â„ built in 1977 Â„ and the amount of money to bring it up to standards may preclude it getting renovated as opposed to getting replaced. ÂThat is actually a big deal right there,ÂŽ Bashoor said Friday. ÂThat location is a horrible vulnerability spot.ÂŽ The site also is between two ditches that Â”ood. Replacing it would require a new location, as well, Eures said, and Bashoor may take some time to decide which choice to make. One complication is that Lorida VFD is the owner of the building and property, not the county, Bashoor said. He would prefer a better spot. ÂItÂs not as cut and dried,ÂŽ Bashoor said, Âwhen we donÂt own it.ÂŽ His presentation in July, which was based on a 100 percent assessment, suggested the county would wait until after Fiscal Year 2024-25 to use saved funds to start a new station for Lorida. In the meantime, he wants to work with the Â“re department to make the building as watertight as possible. Eures said Bashoor will be meeting with Fire Chief Carl Beckman to get some of the history of the station and learn what the department needs in a station. ÂWith 1,100 square miles, each volunteer Â“re department has different needs than the others,ÂŽ Eures said. With LoridaÂs large rural coverage area, Â“nding enough personnel has always been an issue, Eures said, adding that most Â“re departments go through cycles of personnel shortages. Currently, according to county documents, the station has one storage room, no ofÂ“ces and no laundry facilities for either bunker gear or personal clothes. It has six gear lockers and eight personal lockers. It has a kitchen, well water and a septic tank. Bashoor said every Â“re station will have an exhaust capture system installed to at least one of the stationÂs trucks, at a cost of $8,700 per vehicle. ItÂs not something every citizen will see, but Â“reÂ“ghters will beneÂ“t from it, Bashoor said, with reduced carcinogens. One thing the station may also need is sleeping quarters and more storage, as soon as funds become available. That should help clear room in the truck bays. Four days after Bashoor made his presentation and commissioners voted to enact the Â“re assessment, Lorida nearly lost one of its engines in a Â“re at Musselman Storage, 5241 Kenilworth Blvd., where it was being kept. On Saturday, July 14, a small pickup truck ignited while its owner was working on it. It was located in a nearby storage bay at MusselmanÂs Storage while Engine 23 was approximately two bays away, in Bay 5 of the same building. The engine got soot on it, but seemed Â“ne. It just needed a deep clean. Bashoor said at the time that Engine 23, or one like it, has been at Musselman Storage, in an attempt to improve coverage in that area, for 15 years. Highlands County Public Information OfÂ“cer Gloria Rybinski said the storage yard provided a central spot, for logistic reasons, especially since there was not enough space at the Â“rehouse. Bashoor said the department may have to keep its brush truck outside a while to house the engine. He said, at one time, having an engine at Musselman provided a better Insurance Service OfÂ“ce rating for properties within Â“ve miles of a Âsecondary station.ÂŽ However, ISO stopped using it as a rating station a long time ago, and Â“re crews had stopped using it as a response base.(Not) forgotten fire stationsLorida may get new station in several yearsBy KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID Â„ The Heartland LakeSharks Parrot Head Club lives and plays by the motto Âparty with a purpose.ÂŽ This club is a group of laid back humanitarians who have fun and help out charities while they are at it. It started with the waning OlÂ South Parrot Head club. A few members including Jean Deuth and Linda Breslich wanted to revive interest in the club. ÂWe renamed it and resuscitated it,ÂŽ Deuth said. The club is affiliated with Parrot Heads in Paradise National Organization, a non-profit organization. The club members share a passion for all things tropical including clothing, cocktails, the music dubbed Âtrop rockÂŽ and of course, Jimmy Buffett. ÂWe are a like the Jaycees, but older,ÂŽ Deuth said. ÂDuring our meetings (phlockings) we listen to music, eat and drink, hang out with like-minded people and make new friends. Some people who make friends here will go on cruises together and also the ÂMeeting of the Minds.Â ÂŽ ÂMeeting of the MindsÂ is a ParrotÂ…Head style gathering in Key West that celebrates the Buffett lifestyle. The phlockings are monthly meetings held at different locations. Each month focuses on supporting a specific charity or organization in need. The Âentry feeÂŽ is a can of nonÂ…perishable food for the food bank or an item from that monthÂs wish list. Deuth estimated that the club has around 60 members. They welcome all ages and those under 18 years-old are called Parakeets until their 18th birthday. Younger or more seasoned, members raise an impressive amount of money and deliver loads in donations every year. The charities or organizations must be located in Highlands County, serve our county and have a genuine need. The next phlocking will be 3Â…6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at BoDavidÂs Restaurant. Rick Lamb will be playing the trop rock. This meeting is dedicated to Barktoberfest, the annual pet adoption and fundraiser. Bring pet supplies or food. In 2017 the Heartland LakeSharks: Members went out into the community and volunteered 500 manÂ… hours to projects. The club donated more than 450 pounds of food, toiletries, blankets and diapers to Manna Ministries. They collected and donated baby formula, stuffed animals, toiletries, blankets, and womenÂs clothing to Peace River. Parrot Heads and Parakeets gave over 50 pounds of food to the Highlands County Veteran Food Bank. Members created 30 Easter baskets for Big Brothers and Big Sisters and foster children through One Hope United. They already exceeded those numbers in 2018. One Hope United will also benefit at Christmas time. Before school started, the club realized that students were getting backpacks and supplies at different drives in the county, therefo re, they gave the collected supplies directly to the teachers. ÂThey always end up paying for the supplies out of their own pockets,ÂŽ Deuth said. Visit the club on FaceBook at Heartland Lakesharks Parrot Head Club or visit the website at HeartlandlakesharksPHC. com.LakeSharks give back to community COURTESY PHOTOTeachers at RCMA and members of the Jimmy Buett-inspired Heartland LakeSharks were happy with the donations for the school. By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERAVON PARK Â„ The South Florida State College District Board of Trustees will consider a policy revision that would allow, with strict limits, the use, sale and/ or consumption of alcohol within and on college facilities. The District Board of Trustees Policy revision would authorize the college president to approve or disapprove requests for the use, sale and/or consumption of beer and/or wine for special community events held on college property or for the use of alcohol in educational programs that require the use of alcohol strictly for educational purposes (for example, the criminal justice programs). There has been discussion and exploration in the past by the District Board of Trustees about allowing alcohol on a limited basis at special events, but previous proposed policy revisions have been tabled by the Board. The Alcohol and DrugFree Campus and Work Place policy revision is on the BoardÂs Sept. 19 meeting agenda. The agenda shows the item is from President Thomas Leitzel and states, Âapproval is requested to revise current District Board of Trustees Policy ... .ÂŽ But, the suggested motion states: Move to table approval of revisions to current District Board of Trustees Policy as presented. The proposed revision states the president has no authority to approve requests for any type of alcohol at student events. Also, any approved event must be manage by a licensed and insured vendor responsible for serving all alcoholic berages and events where alcohol is served, must also serve non-alcoholic beverages and food.SFSC may revise alcohol ban 2 0 1 8 0 9 1 6 s e a 0 7 p d f 1 1 5 S e p 1 8 1 8 : 4 1 : 5 5
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LOCAL SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BSunday, September 16, 2018 By RUTH ANNE LAWSONSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â… The Sebring Blue Streaks clobbered the Lake Region Thunder in Friday nightÂs Â“rst Class 6A-District 8 game of the season. Sebring overwhelmed Lake Region by a Â“nal score of 64-0 to improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in district play. Lake Region dropped to 0-3. ÂI am glad to see we came out and started fast,ÂŽ said Sebring Coach LaVaar Scott. ÂWe executed and I am happy. We were injury free. We still have work to do. It was a great night. I saw a lot of improvement tonight. I am proud of these kids win or lose. They stuck with us. There are 1,600 kids at Sebring High and 38 of them came out here to play football. I am always proud that they stuck through the summer, the preseason and they stayed with football.ÂŽ In the Â“rst quarter, the Blue Streaks came out hot as quarterback DJ Williams pitched the ball to Roger Yarde who scampered to the Lake Regions 5. Williams scored one play later on a keeper and then passed to Norris Taylor for a two-point conversion to make it 8-0 with 10:16 left in the Â“rst. Lake Region was on its 10-yard line when the center snapped the ball over the quarterbackÂs head. Thunder quarterback Jacob Sasnett grabbed the ball but was tackled in the end zone for a safety to make it 10-0. The Thunder turned it over again on their next possession on a sack and a fumble that was picked up by SebringÂs JÂdarien Barrett who raced 20 yards for a touchdown. The 2-point play was Blue Streaks blank ThunderSebring crushes Lake Region for district win RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFSebringÂs Devion Littles looks back at Lake RegionÂs Jovan Washington on his way to a touchdown in Friday nightÂs district game at FiremenÂs Field.STREAKS | 3B By MARK PINSONSPORTS EDITORORLANDO Â„ Avon Park quarterback Tyrek Dunlop ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead the Red Devils to a 44-6 win over Lake Highland Prep on Friday night at CNL Stadium. The loss dropped the Highlanders to 1-2 on the season while the Red Devils improved to 3-1. ÂIt was a good win and this shows what a running game can do for your offense,ÂŽ said Â“rst-year Avon Park head coach Jerry Hudnell. ÂWeÂve struggled running the ball consistently until tonight and IÂm encouraged by what I saw from our offensive line. They have to hold their blocks longer this year because we have different running backs and they did a much better job of that tonight.ÂŽ After a scoreless Â“rst quarter, the Avon Park defense sacked Lake Highland Prep quarterback Thomas Furry in the end zone for a safety to give the Red Devils a 2-0 lead with 11:49 left in the second period. Lake Highland Prep had to kick and Avon Park returned the ball to the Highlanders 45. Avon Park drove down the Â“eld behind the running of tailback David Martin and Dunlop. The Red Devils capitalized on the excellent Â“eld position as Dunlop found Xavier Holdman on a 12-yard touchdown pass. Red Devils handle Highlanders Avon Park levels Lake Highland Prep BY MARK PINSON/SPORTS EDITORAvon ParkÂs Earl Collins (12) rips o a big gain during Friday nightÂs 44-6 win over Lake Highland Prep in Orlando. DEVILS | 5BBy DAVE DOUGLASSHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERThe freshwater Â“shing forecast for the third week of September gives anglers the Â“rst quarter moon phase and a normal rainy season weather forecast. All Â“shing factors considered, the evening anglers will see the best action over the next four days and the morning anglers will have to wait until the second half of this week before they see good mid-morning action. The Â“rst quarter moon phase arrives today which means the overhead moon occurs in harmony with the sunset period today through Tuesday. The underfoot moon will also be working in harmony with the sunrise period however the low dissolved oxygen period of the day also happens at this time causing Â“sh to feed---if they do at all--in limited and small oxygen-rich areas of the lake. The period of the day when the most dissolved oxygen occurs is after a bright sunny day has caused plants to produce the highest amount of oxygen theyÂre capable of. So the hours of 4-8 p.m. oxygen levels become adequate enough for Â“sh to feed in a much greater percentage of the lake than during the morning period. The anglers who Â“gure-out which areas of the lake produce enough oxygen for Â“sh to feed somewhat normally, are experiencing their normal catch rate. However weights are down from normal weights seen in the other three seasons of the year due to the seasonal stress of very hot water temperatures and limited oxygen availability. Fish are presently feeding primarily during one period of the day and thatÂs when oxygen is at its highest point of the day. And, the only days this occurs is when there is bright sunlight dominating the sky for the greater majority of the day. The weather forecastÂƒ.is getting old at this point in the summer. October canÂt get here soon enough. High heat, overcast days, significant cloud-cover mixed with brief periods of sunshine, shuts-down the Â“shÂs ability to digest food (low oxygen rates) to the point where Â“sh actually lose weight for eight plus weeks of the HIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass Sunset fishing turns it onFISHING | 4B By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTAVON PARK Â… The inaugural Heartland Golf Championship was held on Saturday at the River Greens Golf Course, deciding the first ever WomenÂs and MenÂs Champions. The format was based on scoring points on each hole. The MenÂs winner and the WomenÂs winner each won a free five-day cruise. For the Men, the winner was Lon Beach scoring a total of 45 points. ÂIt feels wonderful to win the first one,ÂŽ said Beach. ÂI like to mention that I have gotten a lot of lessons from Jason Beatty, the pro instructor at River Greens. He really helped me on my putting, that is what helped me today.ÂŽ Despite all the hard work Jason has put in to help BeachÂs game, he said he doubts that he will take him on the five day cruise he won. ÂI think my wife has dibs on that,ÂŽ laughed Beach. Finishing out the top four for the men was Rodney Davis in second Two tickets to paradiseHeartland Golf Championship finishes with a flourish RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFPat Dell chips onto the green during the Heartland Golf Championship Â“nal at River Greens Golf Course on Saturday. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFJose Jimenez follows a shot during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens. PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTFrom left: Kellee Lewis, Special Events Coordinator for the Highlands News-Sun, WomenÂs winner Bonnie Lennox, and Cathy Albritton from Florida Hospital at SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens golf course. Kellee Lewis, Special Events Coordinator for the Highlands News-Sun, MenÂs winner Lon Beach, and Cathy Albritton from Florida Hospital after SaturdayÂs Â“nals of the Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens golf course.GOLF | 2B
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com with 42, Dennis Dunn in third with 39 and Jay Lawrence in fourth with 38. For the women, it took a little longer as three women tied for first with 34 points and needed to do a playoff hole in which Bonnie Lennox edged out Judy Granger and Linda Krull. On winning the first Heartland Golf Championship, Lennox said it was awesome. ÂTo tell you the truth, I am really psyched,ÂŽ she said. ÂMy husband was very ill this spring and our two daughters had booked a cruise that they canceled to come down here because we were not sure.ÂŽ Lennox said she had told her husband that if she won she was taking them on the cruise because they have never been on one before. They donÂt know it yet, unless they read this. ÂThe playoff was really cool,ÂŽ added Lennox. ÂIt has been a long time since I have been a winner, it is fun to win again.ÂŽ Finishing out the top four in the womenÂs division was Judy Granger in second, Linda Krull in third and Nancy Price finished fourth. The Alan Jay Automotive Network and the Highlands NewsSun sponsored the cash awards for closest-pinto-the-pin shots. Ideal Golf donated two putters and Cruise & Tour Supermarket sponsored the cruises for the two winners. The Heartland Golf Championship, with its eight qualifiers and todayÂs 18-hole championship finals, was well received by the golfers and courses in the Heartland. Next year is being looked forward to with much anticipation. Many golfers enjoyed the qualifiers at the different courses in the area and the popularity of the Heartland Golf Championship is sure to grow. ÂWe are very pleased with the participation and the caliber of this yearÂs Heartland Golf Championship,ÂŽ said Highlands News-Sun Publisher Tim Smolarick. ÂWe want to thank all of our sponsors which include Florida Hospital which sponsored the championship round. The Alan Jay Automotive Network, AB Golf Carts and Griffin Financial Group. We had a fantastic championship round that had a playoff and a lot of excitement. It was a great day of golf and we look forward to next yearÂs event.ÂŽGOLFFROM PAGE 1B RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFDave Cornuet putts during SaturdayÂs Hear tland Golf Championship at River Greens Golf Course. PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTToni Fletcher watches this putt on the 18th green during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens. PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTSuzy Cornuet chips up to the 18th green during the Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens on Saturday.PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTBill Burress blasts out of the bunker on the 14th hole during the Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens Golf Course on Saturday. PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTMark Howard watches this chip shot on the 14th hole during SaturdayÂs Heartland Golf Championship at River Greens. Dining with the DoctorÂs For More Information or to RSVP Call (863) 385-0161 ext. 0725 S. Pine Street, Sebring, FL www.palmsofsebring.comTuesday, September 18, 2018 5:00pm with$6 per person Dr. Fabio Oliveros, M.D.NephrologistNUTRITION & YOUR KIDNEYSadno=3611495-125 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater Â“ ltration system Â€ 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 Â€ SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99 adno=3608543-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3good to make it 18-0. After forcing a Lake Region punt, Sebring went back to work as Williams broke loose for a 42-yard touchdown run for a 24-0 lead heading to the second period. In the second quarter, SebringÂs JC Crenshaw intercepted the ball and returned it to the Blue Streak 40. Williams handed the ball off to Devion Littles who ran the ball 60 yards for a touchdown to take a 30-0 lead. Lake Region lost a fumble on its 14 and SebringÂs Ethan Mcmillan recovered the ball in the end zone to go up 37-0 midway through the second period. Sebring struck again when Williams passed the ball to Taylor for a 60-yard touchdown to give the Blue Streaks a commanding 44-0 lead at the half. In the second half, a running clock was utilized and Sebring continued to click on offense as Sebring quarterback Chase Doty handed the ball off to Kasey Hawthorne who found the end zone. Sebring lit the scoreboard up again as Ryan Brown bulled his way into the end zone for a 57-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Lockett scored on a 25-yard run for the 63-0 Â“nal. ÂWe played really well,ÂŽ said SebringÂs Shareal Taylor. ÂWe still have some things to improve on. It was our Â“rst district game and it feels good to get the win. We have a nice team and we had some freshmen that stepped up. We are working hard and our goal is to make the state playoffs again this year. This is my senior year and it is a blessing. I moved here from Lake Placid and started balling out. Coach Scott got me right in the weight room and now I am riding it out. It hurts to know this is my last year but I am going to remember this as a big milestone in my life and it is going to set me up for my future.ÂŽ Sebring turns its focus to Friday where they will face the Lely Trojans (Naples) for homecoming at FiremenÂs Field. ÂThis week is homecoming,ÂŽ Scott said. ÂWe want people to come out and support us. We want to get the crowd more into the game so we are doing some special things to get them more involved. We are going to come out and execute.ÂŽSTREAKSFROM PAGE 1B SebringÂs Jordan Rose (bottom) and JÂdarien Barrett (top) sack Lake RegionÂs quarterback Jacob Sasnett in Friday nightÂs district win. Sebring backup quarterback Chase Doty hands the ball o to EJ Lockett in Friday nightÂs district win against Lake Region. SebringÂs Kasey Hawthorne races past Lake Region players for a touchdown on Friday night. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFF SebringÂs Norris Taylor steps into the end zone for a touchdown. Sebring defeated Lake Region in the district game. SebringÂs Chase Doty passes the ball down Â“eld in Friday nightÂs win over Lake Region. SebringÂs Norris Taylor (1) and EJ Lockett (20) celebrate after LockettÂs touchdown in Friday nightÂs district victory against Lake Region. SebringÂs DJ Williams (3), Lake RegionÂs Dante Booker and Javonte Hudson leap into the air for a pass in Friday nightÂs game. Need Physical Therapy?TRY the GUY at theÂYÂŽ Â€ Dizziness & Vertigo Â€ Loss of Balance Â€ Slip Falls Â€ Low Activity Tolerance Â€ Neck Pain Â€ Foot Pain Â€ Medical Reconditioning Â€ Vestibular Rehabilitation Â€ Knee Pain & Replacements Â€ Shoulder Problems & Replacements e YMCA o ers programs and memberships for ages 3 and up. Call 382-YMCA (9622) for more information. Bowyer Physical erapy and the Highlands County YMCA are separate business entities, that are not nancially related.Keith A. Bowyer Jr., PTLicense FL PT 16172 We are conveniently located inside the Highlands County YMCA 100 YMCA Lane Â€ Sebring, FL 33875PH: 863-382-2949 FAX: 863-382-4732863-382-2949 adno=3607898 adno=3608511-1
B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com year. During the Florida summertime, bass become lethargic in their stressed state and this results in becoming Âeasy preyÂ for alligators. Gators wait in oxygen rich areas for Â“sh to become active. Bass mistake them for ambush-cover from which to attack and inhale unsuspecting smaller successful feeders. If bass get to close to the head of the gator, the scene is reversed and they become the victim prey. Last Sunday while Â“shing Istokpoga, for the Â“rst time in my life, twenty feet in front of my boat, a very large gator came straight up out of the six-foot deep water along the bulrush line struggling to get a grip on a very large bass. Now, when I say Âstraight upÂ I mean, four to Â“ve feet of the gator extended completely out of the water in an upward explosion of energy. The gator looked to be at least twelve feet and the bass looked every bit over ten pounds. It was quite a sight and stunned me for a second or two. Earlier that day my client caught a three to four pound bass which had gator teeth marks extending half the length of its body in the early stages of healing. And last week several bass I caught all had gator-wounds in various stages of healing. And according to my records, itÂs typical to see bass with battle-scars from gators during the summer season. And I believe it is the low oxygen rates which cause bass to become easy prey for the Florida freshwater apex predator. Also last Sunday I put my ninety-third bass over ten pounds in the boat (ArtiÂ“cial bait only) using a one ounce Medlock Double Brush Guard Jig with a black and blue Gambler Ugly Otter as a trailer. I was Â“shing six-to seven feet of depth on giant bulrush, pitching the outside edges, using a silent-bait entry into the water followed by a ten second pause after the initial drop, then employing a slow-crawling type retrieve toward outside single strands of bulrush. As the big jig came into contact with two single strands of bulrush I felt a small slight Âtap on the reelÂ under my reel-hand spool-thumb, which triggered my hookset. The line went in a 180-degree turn around the two bulrush, pulled hard and cinched-down the line around the bulrush strands making it impossible for me to Â“ght the Â“sh. I free-spooled the reel and allowed her to pull line twice, which is when I knew this Âbig girlÂ was at least over eight pounds. Then she stopped and it seemed as if she pulled the hook out and left. But as I trolled up alongside the bulrush to better position the line for a more accurate check to see if she was indeed gone, she came upward and freed the line enough for me to resume the battle. However she was too tired, rolled over at the surface and was netted easily. The measurements were 27.25ÂŽ by 19.25ÂŽ which tips the scales in the low eleven pound range. She had some bruising on her belly and tail, indicating sheÂs been hollowing-out ambush spots in the deeper sections of the lake. And evidently, her ambush plans didnÂt Âpan-out for some tasty panÂ“sh fryÂ so she had to go on the hunt along deeper shoreline vegetation for a meal. She was held in the live-well until we were ready for pictures then released back into nine to ten feet of water depth. It should be noted that there was no atmospheric pressure change that day and no weather pattern shift, nor wind pick-up, or any other type of ÂÂ“shing factor changeÂ such as lunar and solar events. She was just feeding when she had to in an area which had enough oxygen to enable the effort to feed. Best Fishing Days: Today through Tuesday during the evening hours. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon overhead period occurs at 7:18 p.m. and the sunset at 7:29 p.m. which works perfectly for Â“sh to feed in the high oxygen period of the day. A feed intensity rating of 4-5 will occur from 6-9 p.m. This period should remain good until the midweek when the action switches to the mid-morning hours. Minor Fishing Period: Today the moon underfoot period occurs at 6:53 a.m. and the sunrise at 7:11 a.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 2-4 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. If you Â“sh the deepest shoreline vegetation in the lake which is closest to the deeper sections of the lake you could experience the 4-rating otherwise the 2-rating is likely or much less. Prime Monthly Periods: September 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, artiÂ“cial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass Â“shing charter package options available. Call 863-381-8474 to plan and book your bass Â“shing experience today. Seasonal Safety Notes: Lightning is a very serious threat during the Florida rainy season. The standard rule: Be no more than 3-4 minutes away from a vehicle or permanent structure. So the time your boat is able to travel from your Â“shing-hole to one of the two safe-place options, should be less than 4 minutes. If you get caught on the lake with no time to get to safety, keep motors Âin the waterÂ and lay down as low as possible andÂƒ.. persuade yourself not be this irresponsible with yourself ever again. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 38.67 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level in the seasonal management schedule. The minimum level currently is 38.25Â. Today, three of four S68 spillway gates are open 5 inches and Â”owing a combined 525 cubic feet per second to maintain on schedule. This seasonal Ârain-buffer scheduleÂ is necessary because the lake Â“lls six times faster than water is able to be released during major rain events. Visit Istokpoga.info website and click on the links to the South Florida Water Mgmt. (SFWMD) real time S68 and S68X spillway gates status webpage. YouÂll Â“nd water level and Â”ow status data of all water way structures from Kissimmee to Clewiston. Also provided is a link to the Army Corps of EngineersÂ graphical plot, annual water-management schedule website link. Access this article online at BassFishingForecast.com, or HighlandsBassAngler. com Fishing from Shorelines: Learn where the deeper water comes closest to shorelines by consulting a lake contour map. There are forty-Â“ve Highlands County lake maps published online at FloridaLakesMaps.com. Each map is edited to include boat ramp locations and have been enlarged for easy reading. YouÂll discover that the majority of the lakesÂ public boat ramps and docks are located within the better shoreline Â“shing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass Â“shing guide-trip options, Â“shing-help tools, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and Â“shing philosophy. Personalized custom Â“shing package options, from beginners to professional anglers, are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass Â“shing guide and teacher on twenty-Â“ve lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863-381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.comFISHINGFROM PAGE 1B COURTESY PHOTODave Douglass holds up his 93rd 10-pound plus bass caught on artiÂ“cial baits. The bass was caught on Lake Istokpoga on a Medlock Jig. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTFROSTPROOF Â… The Frostproof Bulldogs scored four touchdowns in the second quarter to outlast the Lake Placid Green Dragons by a score of 28-14 on Friday night at Faris Brannen Stadium. The loss drops the scrappy Lake Placid squad to 1-3 on the season while Frostproof improved to 3-1. ÂWe did not quit fighting,ÂŽ said Lake Placid Head Coach Andy Judah. ÂI was thinking that if we got off to a good start and score early maybe we could get a little momentum there.ÂŽ Lake Placid nearly did that as it began its opening drive from the 16 and made it to the Frostproof 31 in three plays as the Green Dragons came out passing. Quwesmael Sholtz started at quarterback and connected on his first two passes, a 12 yarder to Devin Hill and 23 yards to Erskin Tolliver. Then it appeared he connected with Tahj Williams for 30 yards to the one yard line as Williams caught the ball with one foot in and the other went out. The sideline judge quickly called Williams out of bounds. The Green Dragon drive stalled and turned the ball over on downs. Frostproof responded on its first drive, getting to the Lake Placid 15 before Tolliver picked off a Josh Jenkins pass in the end zone to end the Bulldog threat. As the Lake Placid offense began to struggle, Frostproof took advantage of a short punt and a lost fumble by the Green Dragons to post two touchdowns, both on runs by Jenkins, the first being for 11 yards and the second for 16 yards to take a 14-0 lead. Lake PlacidÂs offensive woes continued in the second quarter, forced to punt two more times, giving Frostproof excellent field position. Jenkins scored twice more on the ground, the first on a 28-yard run and the second on a 2-yard plunge to give him four touchdowns on the night. It also gave Frostproof a 28-0 lead. Lake Placid made a last ditch effort to score before the half as Sholtz connected on a 23-yard pass to Katwan Ward to reach the BulldogÂs 11 as time ran out of the half. Frostproof came out strong in the second half, putting together an eight-play drive to reach Lake PlacidÂs 29. But Shamar Mitchell would quickly turn the momentum back to Lake Placid favor with an outside blitz that blindsided Jenkins to force a fumble that the Green Dragons recovered. Lake Placid scored in the fourth quarter on a 61-yard pass from Cade Simmons to Williams then converted the two pointer to make the score 28-8. Though the Green Dragons stopped the Bulldogs on their next drive, Frostproof was able to run a significant amount of time off the clock, leaving Lake Placid just 1:21. Lake Placid scored on the final play of the game, a 31-yard pass from Simmons to Ward to make the final score 28-14. Simmons connected on six of eleven passes for 117 yards and two touchdown. Shamar Mitchell went 2 for 2 for 45 yards and Sholtz went three of 10 for 58 yards. Hill led the Green Dragons with four receptions for 36 yards and Javarie White caught three for 68 yards. The Green Dragons play at home this Friday hosting the Southwest Florida Christian Kings at Roger Scarborough Stadium. ÂGive them credit, they outplayed us, Judah said. ÂI am proud we did not quit fighting.ÂŽBulldogs run past Green DragonsFrostproof knocks off Lake Placid PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Javarie White rushed for 30 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 68 yards during Friday nightÂs game against Frostproof. Lake PlacidÂs Shamar Mitchell (21) gets to FrostproofÂs Josh Jenkins on a blindside blitz to force the fumble and the turnover in Friday nightÂs game. FRESH Come celebrate our South Sebring 3250 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 South SebringPrices and items good at the above location only. Wednesday, September 12 Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 5 lb. Bag Russet PotatoesWITH CARD 1 99 PER BAGFresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Value Pack Small Pack $2.19 lb. Â€ Limit 2 WITH CARD 1 99 LB adno=3610143-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7By JOE GALLINAASSOCIATED PRESSHere are some tips for this weekÂs fantasy players. START: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs: Mahomes played the role of gunslinger in the win at the Chargers, averaging 17 yards per completion while throwing four touchdowns. He did so without using Pro Bowl TE Travis Kelce (one catch, 6 yards). Even on the road at the Steelers, Mahomes has earned must-start status as he faces a Pittsburgh defense that wonÂt be as fortunate as they were in last weekÂs tie at the Browns. If Mahomes can fully use his toolbox of talent, look for a big afternoon. SIT: Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots: If Hogan can manage only one reception on Â“ve targets against a suspect Texans pass defense, then why expect much more when heÂll be draped most of the afternoon by All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsay? The Jaguars allowed a mere 159 yards to Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants receivers and will be able to duplicate that effort against a weaker New England corps of pass catchers. START: James Conner, RB, Steelers: Pittsburgh gave him 36 total touches and Conner responded with 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns from scrimmage, proving his detractors wrong. He gets a bigger opportunity against a Chiefs defense that gave up a whopping 293 yards from scrimmage to Chargers running backs last week. DonÂt expect Conner to again sport that massive a workload, but heÂll continue to make life without LeÂVeon Bell a smooth transition for the Steelers offense. SIT: Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buccaneers: No one saw FitzpatrickÂs monster Week 1 coming. However, thereÂs plenty of warning to not play him against the Eagles, who had the thirdbest fantasy effort against opposing quarterbacks while limiting Matt Ryan to a paltry 51.8 percent completion rate when throwing to his wide receivers. FitzpatrickÂs career has been deÂ“ned by moments of brilliance followed by moments of sheer disgust for his fantasy owners. Bet on the latter this time. Nelson Agholor WR, Eagles: He and TE Zach Ertz combined for 20 of Nick FolesÂ 34 targets in Week 1, and while he managed just 33 yards on his eight catches, Agholor has a great opportunity to rebound against a Buccaneers pass defense. Tampa Bay gave up a staggering 88.4 percent completion rate (23 of 26) to Saints wide receivers while allowing more than 20 yards per catch. Foles isnÂt going to average 3.44 yards per attempt this week, as the Eagles will be more aggressive when it comes to taking shots downÂ“eld. That means Agholor, who had 10 targets last week, will be a frequent Â”yer. SIT: Sam Darnold, QB, Jets: Like the classic Public Enemy song title suggests, donÂt believe the hype when it comes to Darnold becoming an instant fantasy start. Yes, he looked great for one quarter on Monday night, but expectations must be tempered especially against a Dolphins defense that was second in fewest fantasy points allowed to an opposing quarterback. MiamiÂs pass rush will be more intense that what Darnold saw in his debut, so fantasy owners should not buy in too hard over 15 minutes of exceptional play. START: Allen Robinson, WR, Bears: Coming off a disappointing fourcatch, 61-yard effort on seven targets, itÂs easy to be discouraged by Robinson. However, the Seahawks ranked 28th in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers as the secondary looks nothing like the once-feared elite unit it once was. Mitchell Trubisky wonÂt make the mistake of not getting him involved early a second straight week, so look for Robinson to crack double-digit targets on the way to a solid Monday night performance. SIT: LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills: First-round pick Josh Allen makes his starting debut at quarterback, and with the Chargers having little reason to focus on BuffaloÂs mediocre receiving corps, the bulk of their attention will go toward McCoy, who had eight touches for 20 yards in Week 1. The bar for improvement isnÂt too high, but McCoy is no longer a must-start nor even a solid RB1. START: Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins: The Colts allowed 5.5 yards per carry to the Bengals last week, which is even more reason to buy into PetersonÂs revival tour for at least one more Sunday. SIT: Will Dissly, TE, Seahawks: ItÂs hard to buy into a rookie who averaged 35 yards per catch on three receptions, especially against a Bears defense that made Jimmy Graham almost non-existent last Sunday night. Aaron RodgersÂ greatness was on full display as he engineered an amazing comeback against the Bears last Sunday. After the game he promised heÂd play in Week 2 but coach Mike McCarthy has described RodgersÂ situation as day to day. Monitor his situation closely as game time approaches and have a backup plan in place. Potential waiver wire QBs you might consider using should Rodgers sit this week include DenverÂs Case Keenum, Tampa BayÂs Ryan Fitzpatrick (although he has a tough matchup against the Eagles) and rookie Jets passer Sam Darnold. James Conner That depends on your teamÂs needs. If youÂre weak at running back, ride the hot hand as long as you can. Conner compiled 192 total yards and scored two TDs in Week 1 and is part of an offense designed to get the most out of its run game. DeAngelo Williams started 10 games for these same Steelers in 2015 and scored 11 TDs and recorded 40 receptions. On the other hand, while weÂre not sure if or when LeÂVeon Bell will report to the Steelers, he is likely to report at some point this season given his contract situation. ConnerÂs trade value plummets after that. WeÂve witnessed Conner being traded for a standout-type receiver like JuJu SmithSchuster. Depending on your negotiating skills you might even be able to get better value than that. RBs are extremely valuable. Perhaps you can snag Jarvis Landry or even Adam Thielen in a deal? Leonard Fournette Unfortunately youÂre going to be following his progress very carefully this Sunday. He dealt with injuries last season and hopefully youÂve assembled a team with plenty of RB depth. Prepare as if he will be inactive this Sunday. FournetteÂs situation is especially concerning since his game starts at 4:25 p.m. Eastern. Even if he starts this week you might consider replacing Fournette in your lineup if you have viable options. Running backs that deal with lower body injuries leading up to a game are notorious for either underperforming or even worse Â„ further injury. Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is obviously in play this week. Is Deshaun Watson Elite? We ask this question because in the highly competitive National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) leagues, Watson was being drafted ahead of Brady and Russell Wilson and right behind Rodgers. Many fantasy players expected big things from Watson against the Patriots in Week 1. He threw for 301 yards in his Â“rst game against them last season, but apparently Bill Belichick watched last seasonÂs game tape and devised a defensive scheme that held Watson to just 176 yards passing yards. Key fantasy questions for week 2Injuries a real concern for some stars PHOTO BY MIKE ROEMER/ASSOCIATED PRESSAaron Rodgers walks o the Â“eld after SundayÂs game against Chicago. Fantasy players will be have to see if he plays in todayÂs game against Minnesota. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Assailants kill 4, injure 9 in Mexican mariachi squareSee page 2 Sunday, September 16, 2018 By ALLEN G. BREEDASSOCIATED PRESSNEW BERN, N.C. Â„ The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by FlorenceÂs shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic Â” ooding inland. The death toll from the hurricaneturned-tropical storm climbed to 11. A day after blowing ashore with 90 mph winds, Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain. With rivers rising toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered to evacuate for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of Â” ooding in North Carolina history. More than 2 feet of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 1 feet by the end of the weekend. ÂI cannot overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you arenÂt watching for them, you are risking your life,ÂŽ Gov. Roy Cooper said. As of 5 p.m., Florence was centered about 60 miles west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, inching west at 2 mph Â„ not even as fast as a person walking. Its winds were down to 45 mph. With half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it on land. In its initial onslaught along the coast, Florence buckled buildings, deluged entire communities and knocked out power to more than 900,000 homes and businesses. But the storm was shaping up as a two-part disaster, with the second, delayed stage triggered by rainwater working its way into rivers Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours rainEpic rainfall and record floods bring new danger as Florence shifts inland AP PHOTOIn the photos shown side by side, houses are surrounded by water from Florence, now a tropical storm, in New Bern, N.C., Saturday. AP PHOTORescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising Â” oodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday. THE NEWS & OBSERVER VIA APRobert Simmons Jr. and his kitten ÂSurvivorÂŽ are rescued from Â” oodwaters after Hurricane Florence dumped several inches of rain in the area overnight, Friday in New Bern, N.C. By BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESSBEIRUT Â„ U.S.-backed Syrian forces entered an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing on Saturday, a day after the extremists reportedly killed 20 Â“ ghters, the forces and a war monitor said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said its Â“ ghters stormed Bagouz and are close to the center of the village. The forces added that they plan to open another front in the Sousseh area along the Euphrates river to increase pressure on the extremists. SDF launched with the help of the U.S.-led coalition a wide offensive this week to capture the last pocket held by IS in Syria. The Kurdish-led forces have been among the most effective in the Â“ ght against IS in Syria, forcing them out of much of the countryÂs east. Despite losing most of the territory it held between Iraq and Syria since its peak in 2014, the jihadist IS remains a disruptive force in both countries. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, urged his followers to ÂpersevereÂŽ in an audio tape attributed to him last month. The IS-linked Aamaq news agency said the groupÂs gunmen targeted advancing SDF Â“ ghters in the Bagouz area with mortar rounds, roadside bombs and sniper Â“ re inÂ” icting many casualties among them. The SDF commander of the operation in Bagouz, who identiÂ“ ed himself as Shergo, said in a video statement that the Â“ ghting is intense from both sides and that his Â“ ghters now control almost half of the village. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS Â“ ghters are relying on a network of tunnels in the area and land mines to slow down SDFÂs offensive. It said that some 100 women and 30 men, including IS Â“ ghters, along with their children, surrendered to SDF Â“ ghters. The IS gunmen were taken to a tightly secured positions in the area, it added. The storming of Bagouz came a day after the Observatory said IS gunmen took advantage of a sandstorm and killed 20 SDF Â“ ghters in the countryÂs east, wounding others. Kurdish ofÂ“ cial Ebrahim Ebrahim also said 20 Â“ ghters were killed in an ambush by IS Â“ ghters. SDF said in a statement that only two of its Â“ ghters were killed and six others wounded in FridayÂs clashes. The Observatory said Saturday that since SDF launched its offensive on the IS-held pocket, including the town of Hajin, 53 extremists have been killed as well as 38 U.S.backed Â“ ghters.US-backed forces storm IS-held villageBy AARON FAVILA and JOEAL CALUPITANASSOCIATED PRESSTUGUEGARAO, Philippines Â„ Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm. The most ferocious typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this year slammed ashore before dawn in Cagayan province on the northeastern tip of Luzon island, a breadbasket that is also a region of Â” ood-prone rice plains and mountain provinces with a history of deadly landslides. More than 5 million people were at risk from the storm, which the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center downgraded from a super typhoon. Mangkhut, however, was still punching powerful winds and gusts equivalent to a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane when it hit the Philippines. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018Candidate accused of faking diploma gets probationSARASOTA (AP) Â„ A former Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature will avoid prosecution for falsely claiming she had a college degree if she serves 90 days of probation and completes 25 hours of community service. The Sarasota HeraldTribune reports that Melissa Howard signed a deferred prosecution agreement Friday. The agreement means Howard wonÂt be formally charged with a crime. She had faced a misdemeanor count of misrepresenting her academic standing at a university. In the weeks before last monthÂs primary election, Howard posted a photo of herself with what looked like a Miami University diploma. The Ohio school later sent reporters a statement saying she attended the school but never graduated. Howard eventually admitted she didnÂt graduate from the school and dropped out of the race.Spanish-speaking worker refused English-speaking customersHIALEAH (AP) Â„ A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker in Florida has been Â“red after video showed her refusing to serve some Englishspeaking customers. Taco Bell Corp. told the Miami Herald Friday that a female employee seen in the viral video shot at a Hialeah store no longer works for the brand. Alexandria Montgomery posted a Facebook video Thursday of her experience Wednesday night. The video shows Montgomery repeatedly trying to order as the drive-thru worker insists in Spanish that she doesnÂt understand English and asks Montgomery to move her vehicle for other customers. Montgomery asks why she canÂt just list the items as written on the menu. The worker responds, ÂNo comprendo.ÂŽ Census data shows 89 percent of Hialeah residents speak Spanish as their Â“rst or second language. HialeahÂs just northwest of Miami.Pot bundles wash ashore beachesFLAGLER BEACH (AP) Â„ About 100 pounds of marijuana have washed ashore beaches on FloridaÂs Atlantic coast this week. Authorities say the bundles of marijuana have washed ashore over several days in Volusia, Flagler and St. JohnÂs counties, along the central-north part of FloridaÂs Atlantic coast. Federal agents were expected to collect the drugs from the local law enforcement agencies as they investigate where they came from. Authorities say at least one man was arrested for trying to take the marijuana. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that when deputies questioned Robert Kelley, he told them he was just holding the marijuana until law enforcement arrived. He was charged with possession of marijuana and released on $2,500 bail.Inmate killed, body mutilated by cellmate in prisonLAKE CITY (AP) Â„ An inmate at a Florida prison strangled his cellmate, gouged the bodyÂs eyes and then strung the dead inmateÂs ear around his neck, according to a news report. The Miami Herald reported that Larry Mark was killed early Thursday at Columbia Correctional Institution, just hours before an unrelated gang Â“ght erupted in another building at the prison located in Lake City, Florida. Corrections ofÂ“cials say the prison houses some of the most violent inmates in the state. A Department of Corrections spokesman says Mark had been serving a life sentence for a 1981 murder. Neither the corrections agency nor the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided the name of the attacker. Two sources told the Herald that the cellmate became angry with Mark for pestering him.Boy injured in school bus crashPLANT CITY (AP) Â„ Authorities said an 8-yearold boy was injured after his school bus was involved in a crash with a semi-trailer in Florida. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the crash occurred Friday morning in Plant City. The injured boy was the only passenger on the bus, as it headed to Knights Elementary School. The Florida Highway Patrol says the bus pulled in front of a semi-trailer hauling lime rock, causing its driver to swerve and lose control. The truck then overturned and was hit by the front of the school bus. Neither driver was injured. FHP said the boy was hospitalized with minor injuries. The bus driver was cited for violation of right-of-way. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATEBy YURAS KARMANAUASSOCIATED PRESSKIEV, Ukraine Â„ The United States special envoy for Ukraine said Saturday that Washington would consider providing more armaments to the country, whose army is Â“ghting with Russiabacked separatist rebels in the east. U.S. President Donald Trump this year reversed the Obama administrationÂs refusal to provide lethal aid to Ukraine and has sent more than 200 Javelin anti-tank rockets. Envoy Kurt Volker told reporters in Kiev that Ukraine has improved its defense capabilities in recent years, but Âthere are still some gaps in those capabilities. And wherever those gaps are, we are prepared to sit down and talk with Ukraine about what their needs are. They can buy things through our foreign military sales.ÂŽ Volker said the United States is concerned about the expansion of Russian naval operations in the Sea of Azov, which borders Ukraine, Russia and the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. ÂWe do not accept Russian claims about territory in the waters. We believe the presence of Russian military forces has become a provocative, aggressive step, so we are very concerned about that,ÂŽ he said. The separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have long threatened the Azov port of Mariupol; taking the city would be a key step toward their establishing a land corridor between Crimea and Russia. The U.S. envoy also criticized the elections that separatist leaders have called for November in two eastern regions, saying any voting would be a Âcompletely illegitimate exercise.ÂŽ He criticized RussiaÂs resistance to full deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, where the Â“ghting between the separatists and Ukrainian forces has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014. ÂRussia is insisting this be negotiated directly with the proxy entities,ÂŽ Volker said, referring to the self-declared separatist governments in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. ÂRussia is, in fact, the decision-makerÂŽ in eastern Ukraine, he added.Envoy: US willing to consider further lethal aid to UkraineMEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Mexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations have been jolted by a brazen shooting that left four dead and nine wounded in Garibaldi Plaza, a famous square where mariachi musicians serenade tourists. The Mexico City prosecutorsÂ ofÂ“ce said that at least one foreigner was among the wounded. Mexican news outlet La Silla Rota circulated surveillance video of the alleged assailants dressed in the traditional mariachi garb of short embroidered jackets and pants, Â”eeing the scene on motorcycles. The shooting cast a bloody pall over Independence Day festivities. Many Mexicans wear mariachi costumes Saturday evening to commemorate the launch of the revolt against Spanish rule on September 16, 1810. Lisa Sanchez, director of Mexicans United Against Delinquency, described the shooting as a Âpiercing portraitÂŽ of Mexico. She said the fact that the murder took place in a crowded public square demonstrates that impunity prevails in the country. On Saturday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is set to shout ÂViva MexicoÂŽ Â„ or ÂLong Live MexicoÂŽ Â„ shortly before midnight from a balcony of the National Palace. Thousands crowd into Mexico CityÂs central Zocalo square every year to hear the shout, and the celebration usually spills into Garibaldi Plaza. Videos circulating on social media showed musicians in the plaza continuing to play music during and after the shooting Friday night. In one video, a man plucking a large harp continues to belt out the Mexican civil war anthem ÂLa CucarachaÂŽ as dozens of gunshots pierce the night. In another, brass instruments and melancholic voices Â“ll the air as the Â”ashing lights of police vehicles descend on the plaza.Assailants kill 4, injure 9 in Mexican mariachi square AP PHOTOSPolice block access to a crime scene after a shooting in Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Friday. At least four individuals have died in a shooting in Plaza Garibaldi after three gunmen dressed as mariachis opened Â“red. Crime scene workers cover the bodies of victims of a shooting in Garibaldi Plaza, in Mexico City, Friday. Mexican authorities say four people have been killed and nine wounded in a shooting at the capitalÂs emblematic Garibaldi Plaza, a popular spot for tourists. JERUSALEM (AP) Â„ An American law professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition, his Israeli lawyer said Saturday. Frank Romano, 66, is being held at a lockup in Jerusalem and is to appear before an Israeli military court Monday, said attorney Gaby Lasky. She said she is trying to get a hearing sooner, before a civil court. Romano, who reportedly also has French citizenship, was detained Friday in the embattled village of Khan al-Ahmar, along with two Palestinian activists. Romano stood in front of heavy equipment being used to clear barriers that had been set up to slow demolition, witnesses said. Israeli police said three people were detained for causing disturbances. Romano was initially taken to a West Bank police station where he brieÂ”y met with activists from an Israeli-Palestinian group, Combatants for Peace. Nahoum Oltchik, a member of the group, said Romano told him he had started a hunger strike and would refrain from eating until Israel had halted plans to raze Khan al-Ahmar, a hamlet of 180 Palestinians. RomanoÂs LinkedIn page says that he teaches law, literature, history and philosophy at the Universit Paris Ouest Nanterre La Dfense in France, and that he practices law in the U.S. and France.American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle AP PHOTOIn this Friday Â“le photo, Israeli border police arrest American university professor Frank Romano, center top, in the West Bank Bedouin. Report: Ethiopian airstrike kills 70 al-Shabab in SomaliaADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Â„ A new report says EthiopiaÂs air force has killed about 70 alShabab extremists in an airstrike in neighboring Somalia. The state-afÂ“liated Fana Broadcasting Corporate says the airstrike was meant to thwart an al-Shabab attack on an Ethiopian contingent of the multinational African Union force. It cites Brig. Gen. Yilma Merdassa with the air force as saying Âwe achieved 100 percent of our plans.ÂŽ Kenya, another member of the AU mission, also has carried out airstrikes against the al-Qaidalinked al-Shabab, while the U.S. military has carried out at least 22 airstrikes against the extremist group this year.German police: Protester Âholed upÂ in forestBERLIN (AP) Â„ German police say authorities believe at least one person is holding out inside a makeshift tunnel under a 12,000-year-old forest set to be cleared for coal mining. A spokesman for Aachen police said Saturday that authorities have ordered journalists out of the area while Â“reÂ“ghters investigate the tunnel system beneath Hambach forest. Wolfgang Roethgens said police earlier removed four protesters who had chained themselves to a facility at the Niederaussem lignite-Â“red power station near the strip mine. Police entered the forest earlier in the week to remove protesters who have been camping in the trees and trying to stop the ancient woodland from being cut down. Environmental groups argue that the forest should be spared because Germany will stop the extraction and burning of coal in the coming years.Austria: 6 deportees set fire to cell, leave farewell noteBERLIN (AP) Â„ Austrian police say six men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after setting alight the mattresses and bedding of the deportation cell in which they were being held. Vienna police said Saturday that Â“ve Afghans and an Iranian man tried to block the cell door with a locker and left a joint farewell note expressing anguish about their imminent deportations. OfÂ“cers were able to force open the cell and some 70 Â“reÂ“ghters tackled the blaze late Friday. Police say the men, ranging in age from 18 to 31, are in intensive care. Fourteen other people, including at least three police ofÂ“cers, were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.At least 9 killed in extremist attacks in Burkina FasoOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) Â„ Authorities in Burkina Faso say extremists have killed at least nine civilians in two attacks in the countryÂs east. The governorate of the eastern region says six people including an imam were killed in one attack on a mosque in the community of Diabiga. In FridayÂs other attack, three members of a family were shot dead in Kompienga province. Until now, extremists in that part of the West African country have largely targeted security forces. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore recently announced that the country would put an end to Âdestabilization activityÂŽ in the east, where extremist attacks have been increasing. Since then more troops have been sent to the region, where extremists use the forests as hideouts. HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDWORLD/STATE NEWS
The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 ANSWER TO CROSSWORD BUMTATALILACASSAY BRAHOLEDARENAPEELE SNOWUNDERTOTALRECALL S NIAOMENLIARDEL ADULTRIOOPTSEGO POISEBATTINGG SAVOW PETERPANODORSWHIRS IGORBRITAIFONLY ASSAMTEAORBSIR BLUNTVETTESANDTRAP LOVEHATERELATIONSHIPS YESWECANMILANTESSA RECMPGCONDOFEE BOLEROETHOSESTA PAVERSTETSROL RIRA AREAAMPERSANDSFSTOP YERCIAOGOAFISTS OFTARLOCEESFREDO FOURLEAFC RINDECENCY FORUMLEIASLINDTMOE STEMSADOUTYAYSEONDear Mr. Berko: WeÂve had 250 shares of BWX Technologies in our account since early 2016. We bought them at $29. The stockbroker we trust, who built us a good portfolio over 11 years, disliked his Â“rm and moved to another company. I didnÂt move my account, and it was given to a nice 30ish broker. This new guy wants me to sell BWXT. I have a good proÂ“t. What do you think? Â„ TL, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dear TL: I think you ought to kiss this nice pubescent broker goodbye and join your previous broker. You donÂt need another learning experience, which could destroy the good harmony of your account. BWX Technologies (BWXT-$61) is a nuclear power generation company that was a 2015 spinoff from Babcock & Wilcox. It has three reporting divisions: 1) BWXT Nuclear Operations Group builds nuclear reactors that are the power source for all 14 of the U.S. NavyÂs nuclear submarines and all 10 U.S. aircraft carriers. Meanwhile, Congress has mandated that the Navy consider nuclear power for its cruisers, destroyers and amphibious assault ships. And my BWXT source tells me that owners of some of the huge cruise ships and ginormous oil tankers are considering nuclear power generation. There could be signiÂ“cant operational savings because the operating costs of nuclear reactors are much lower than those of nearly all fuel competitors. However, the cost of building a very large crude carrier (1,100 feet long with 250,000 deadweight tonnage) with a nuclear reactor is about $255 million, whereas the cost of building a diesel-powered VLCC with 250,000 deadweight tonnage is about $125 million. 2) BWXT Technical Services Group provides environmental and disposal services to the U.S. government and public utilities. Nuclear subs, aircraft carriers and utilities have high levels of radioactive waste. The nuclear reactor components are cut out, carefully sealed and taken to approved disposal sites. Until 1973, the Navy discharged all of its liquid radioactive waste in the ocean Â„ at least 12 miles from shore. BWXTÂs other major customers are names such as Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Southern, Dominion Energy, American Electric Power and PPL. 3) BWXT Nuclear Energy designs and builds steam generators plus various components and services for utilities that have nuclear plants. There are 99 nuclear power reactors (plus two under construction) in 30 states, operated by 30 utilities. And the U.S. is the worldÂs largest producer of nuclear power, producing 810 billion kilowatt-hours, which is 21 percent of the total U.S. electrical output. And thereÂs a powerful amount of future business designing, building and servicing nuclear plants on Navy ships. According to an old Navy source, ÂthereÂs more nuclear-powered ships a-cominÂ than you can shake a wave at.ÂŽ BWXT is certainly among the top technology companies servicing a private industry in which thereÂs signiÂ“cant potential growth over the coming dozen years. BWXT has the skills and manpower to design, license, produce and deliver nuclear steam generators, pressure vessels, reactor components and containers for the storage of nuclear waste. This fascinating company has been public for a tad over three years. BWXTÂs Â“rst year as a public company saw $1.4 billion in revenues and earnings of $1.31 a share. In 2016, revenues were up to $1.5 billion, and earnings were $1.76 a share. Last year, revenues were $1.7 billion, and earnings were $2.01 a share. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, 6,200 employees should put $1.8 billion on the books this year, and with continually improving net proÂ“t margins, share earnings should top $2.50. A company representative told me that BWXTÂs revenues should reach $2 billion next year, and share earnings could come in at $2.90. And BWXTÂs research and development division is generating new ideas for safer and less costly disposal of radioactive waste. The company should capitalize on this over the coming years. Analysts believe that by 2022, revenues will top $2.3 billion, the company will post earnings of $4.10 a share and the dividend, which was 12 cents in 2015, will be $1.10. So, the consensus on Wall Street places BWXTÂs shares near the $120 level in the coming four years. T. Rowe Price, Vanguard, BlackRock, American Funds and Wells Fargo must agree, as they are signiÂ“cant shareholders. Email Malcolm Berko at email@example.com.A nuclear investment MalcolmBERKOCBy LINDSAY WHITEHURSTASSOCIATED PRESSSALT LAKE CITY Â„ Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing Â“gure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart. Days before the 72-year-old woman is released from prison, looming fears about whether she remains a threat and calls to keep her off the streets bring up deep-rooted questions about mental-health treatment in the nationÂs prisons, an expert said. And details of the crime still horrify BarzeeÂs niece, Tina Mace. ÂIt just makes you ill. How could anyone do that?ÂŽ she said. Her aunt played the organ at her wedding decades ago, before Barzee joined Mitchell as he acted on his so-called revelations from God. Like Smart, Mace is alarmed by the surprise announcement this week by Utah authorities, who said they had miscalculated her auntÂs sentence and would release her from prison on Sept. 19 ÂFrom what I know, no family can take her in or would take her in,ÂŽ Mace said. Federal agents have found a place for Barzee to live when she starts her Â“ve-year supervised release, said Eric Anderson, the deputy chief U.S. Probation OfÂ“cer for Utah. He declined to say whether sheÂll be in a private home or a facility, but she Âwill not be homeless,ÂŽ he said. Barzee has served the 15-year sentence she got in a plea deal the year she testiÂ“ed against street preacher Brian David Mitchell, her then-husband who kidnapped the girl from her bedroom at knifepoint. During her months in captivity, Smart said the older woman sat nearby and encouraged her husband as he raped the teenager. Smart is now a 30-yearold speaker and activist who said Thursday sheÂs deeply concerned that Barzee remains a threat, citing her refusal to cooperate with mental-health treatment in prison and reports that she may still harbor MitchellÂs beliefs. Smart called for authorities to consider carefully whether inmates have been successfully treated before they are released. But large-scale changes requiring rehabilitation could pose troubling questions, said Rebecca Weiss, an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. ÂWe could be incarcerating someone indeÂ“nitely who has served their sentence,ÂŽ she said. Treating the disproportionate number of people with mental illness in U.S. prisons Â„ many of whom are not violent Â„ is among the systemÂs biggest challenges. While there is a need to protect the public, inmates also have the right to refuse treatment. Repeat violent sex offenders can be civilly committed in the federal system, but that requires a series of evaluations and a judgeÂs decision that they pose an imminent risk, Anderson said. BarzeeÂs lawyer has maintained sheÂs not a threat. Attorney Scott Williams did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Prison ofÂ“cials declined to discuss her behavior behind bars or relay an interview request. She was treated at the Utah State Hospital for about Â“ve years following her arrest, and testiÂ“ed in 2010 against Mitchell. Barzee described a ÂhellishÂŽ Â“rst year of marriage that eased after she Âlearned to be submissive and obedient,ÂŽ and his later pronouncement that it was ÂGodÂs willÂŽ they sell their possessions and travel the country wearing long robes. Eventually, Mitchell kidnapped then-14-yearold Smart, forced her into a polygamous ÂmarriageÂŽ and raped her almost daily. She was found nine months later, while walking with Barzee and Mitchell on a street in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. BarzeeÂs testimony against him seemed like a turning point, but her mental state appears to have changed in her subsequent years in federal and state prisons, Mace said. Mitchell is serving a life sentence. Looking back on the captivity, Smart said Thursday that she believes the older woman who treated her as a ÂhandmaidenÂŽ and a ÂslaveÂŽ was manipulated by her husband at times. ÂBut she, in her own right, abused me as much as he did.ÂŽNiece: Family wonÂt take in Elizabeth SmartÂs kidnapper In this Dec. 10, 2010, Â“le photo, Brian David Mitchell is escorted by a U.S. Marshall; he is serving a life sentence for kidnapping and rape. This undated photo shows Wanda Barzee, a woman convicted for aiding in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart in 2002. Barzee will be freed from prison more than Â“ve years earlier than expected. AP PHOTOSElizabeth Smart speaks during a news conference while her father Ed Smart looks on Thursday, in Salt Lake City. Smart says it appears there is no viable, legal recourse she can take to stop the release of one of her kidnappers. By SUSAN HAIGHASSOCIATED PRESSWELLFLEET, Mass. Â„ A man boogie boarding off a Cape Cod beach was attacked by a shark on Saturday and died later at a hospital, becoming the stateÂs Â“rst shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in WellÂ”eet at around noon, WellÂ”eet Police Lt. Michael Hurley said. Life-saving measures were attempted on the beach before the man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was pronounced dead, State Police spokesman David Procopio said. The beach has been closed to swimming. The attack is the Â“rst fatal shark attack in Massachusetts since 1936, and the second shark attack this season. A 61-year-old New York man was severely injured Aug. 15 after Â“ghting off a shark off Truro, about 4 miles north of SaturdayÂs attack. HeÂs currently recovering in a Boston hospital. Beachgoers said the WellÂ”eet beach is popular with surfers, and with sunny skies and warm temperatures Saturday it was busy, even though the summer season was over and lifeguards were no longer on watch. Joe Booth, a local Â“sherman and surfer, said he was on shore when he saw the man and his friend boogie boarding when the attack happened. He said he saw the man aggressively kick something behind him and a Â”icker of a tail from the water. He realized what was happening when the friend came ashore dragging his injured friend. ÂI was that guy on the beach screaming, ÂShark, shark!ÂŽ Booth said. ÂIt was like right out of that movie Jaws. This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here.ÂŽ Booth said others on the beach attempted to make a tourniquet while others frantically called 911. Hayley Williamson, a Cape Cod resident and former lifeguard who was on the beach at the time, was in disbelief after the man, who police have not yet identiÂ“ed was rushed in an ambulance. The family of the victim was notiÂ“ed of the death but his name was not released, Procopio said. The stateÂs last shark attack fatality was on July 25, 1936, when 16-year-old Joseph Troy Jr. was bitten in waters off Mattapoisett. Troy, of BostonÂs Dorchester neighborhood, was visiting an uncle and was swimming about 50 feet offshore when the shark attacked.Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape CodOregon romance writer indicted in husbandÂs deathPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Â„ A self-published romance writer being held in her husbandÂs death has now been indicted on a murder charge. Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced Friday that a grand jury had returned the indictment against 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy, who was arrested last week in the June killing. SheÂs accused of shooting her husband of 27 years, Daniel Brophy, at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Daniel Brophy was a well-liked instructor there. He was alone in a kitchen early on June 2 when he was killed, and there were no obvious suspects. Crampton BrophyÂs attorney, Jane Marie Claus, did not immediately return an email seeking comment Friday. She has previously declined to discuss the case. Crampton Brophy once penned an essay titled ÂHow to Murder Your Husband.ÂŽSheriff: Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 womenLAREDO, Texas (AP) Â„ A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a Â“fth woman managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement ofÂ“cials said, describing the agent as a Âserial killer.ÂŽ Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, Â”ed from state troopers and was found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said at a news conference. Cuellar said investigators have Âvery strong evidenceÂŽ that he is responsible for the deaths of the four women, who are believed to worked as prostitutes. ÂWe do consider this to be a serial killer,ÂŽ said Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz. Authorities didnÂt immediately disclose the victimsÂ names or nationalities. HEADLINES AROUND THE NATIONNATIONAL NEWS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 ALMANACToday is Sunday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2018. There are 106 days left in the year. Today in history On Sept. 16, 1987, two dozen countries signed the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to save the EarthÂs ozone layer by calling on nations to reduce emissions of harmful chemicals by the year 2000. On this date In 1857 the song ÂJingle BellsÂŽ by James Pierpont was copyrighted under its original title, ÂOne Horse Open Sleigh.ÂŽ (The song, while considered a Christmastime classic, was actually written for Thanksgiving.) In 1893 more than 100,000 settlers swarmed onto a section of land in Oklahoma known as the ÂCherokee Strip.ÂŽ In 1908 General Motors was founded in Flint, Michigan, by William C. Durant. In 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act. Samuel T. Rayburn of Texas was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1964 the rock-and-roll show ÂShindig!ÂŽ premiered on ABC-TV. In 1974 President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders. In 1982 the massacre of between 1,200 and 1,400 Palestinian men, women and children at the hands of Israeli-allied Christian Phalange militiamen began in west BeirutÂs Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. In 1994 a federal jury in Anchorage, Alaska, ordered Exxon Corp. to pay $5 billion in punitive damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (the U.S Supreme Court later reduced that amount to $507.5 million). In 2001 President George W. Bush, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House, said there was Âno questionÂŽ Osama bin Laden and his followers were the prime suspects in the Sept. 11 attacks; Bush pledged the government would ÂÂ“nd them, get them running and hunt them down.ÂŽ In 2007 contractors for the U.S. security Â“rm Blackwater USA guarding a U.S. State Department convoy in Baghdad opened Â“re on civilian vehicles, mistakenly believing they were under attack; 14 Iraqis died. One year ago: Tropical Storm Maria, which would batter the Caribbean as a powerful hurricane, formed in the Atlantic. TodayÂs birthdays Actress Janis Paige is 96. Actor George Chakiris is 86. Bluesman Billy Boy Arnold is 83. Movie director Jim McBride is 77. Actress Linda Miller is 76. Rhythm-andblues singer Betty Kelley (Martha & the Vandellas) is 74. Musician Kenney Jones (Small Faces; Faces; The Who) is 70. Actress Susan Ruttan is 70. Rock musician Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Mudcrutch) is 70. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 69. Country singer David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 68. Actor Mickey Rourke is 66. Actor-comedian Lenny Clarke is 65. Actor Kurt Fuller is 65. Jazz musician Earl Klugh is 65. Actor Christopher Rich is 65. TV personality Mark McEwen is 64. Magician David CopperÂ“eld is 62. Country singer-songwriter Terry McBride is 60. Actress Jennifer Tilly is 60. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Orel Hershiser is 60. Baseball Hall of Famer Tim Raines is 59. Actress Jayne Brook is 58. Singer Richard Marx is 55. Comedian Molly Shannon is 54. Singer Marc Anthony is 50. Comedian-actress Amy Poehler is 47. Rapper Flo Rida is 39. Actress Alexis Bledel is 37. Bible verse ÂAnd they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.ÂŽ Â„ Mark 16:3, 4. Like us, we anticipate blockades that have long since been removed. Get rid of that negative thinking and nothing shall be impossible unto you. ÂBelieve only.ÂŽ FROM PAGE ONEthem international, to be canceled and halted sea travel. Francis Tolentino, an adviser to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, said the 12 died mostly in landslides and houses that got pummeled by the stormÂs Â“erce winds and rain. Among the fatalities were an infant and a 2-year-old child who died with their parents after the couple refused to immediately evacuate from their high-risk community in a mountain town in Nueva Vizcaya province, Tolentino said. ÂThey canÂt decide for themselves where to go,ÂŽ he said of the children, expressing frustration that the tragedy was not prevented. Tolentino, who was assigned by Duterte to help coordinate disaster response, said at least two other people were missing. He said the death toll could climb to at least 16 once other casualty reports were veriÂ“ed. Mayor Mauricio Domogan said at least three people died and six others were missing in his mountain city of Baguio after strong winds and rain destroyed several houses and set off landslides, which also blocked roads to the popular vacation destination. It was not immediately clear whether the deaths and missing cited by Domogan had been included in TolentinoÂs count. Authorities were verifying the drownings of three people, including two children who reportedly died as the typhoon approached. About 70 men reportedly returned to their coastal village in Cagayan to check on their homes as the storm drew closer Friday, but Tolentino said he had received no reports of the men Â“guring in an accident. MangkhutÂs sustained winds weakened to 105 miles per hour with gusts of up to 161 mph after it sliced northwestward across Luzon before blowing out to the South China Sea, aiming at Hong Kong and elsewhere in southern China. About 87,000 people evacuated from high-risk areas of the Philippines. Tolentino and other ofÂ“cials advised them not to return home until the lingering danger had passed. ÂItÂs still a life and death situation,ÂŽ Defense Secretary DelÂ“n Lorenzana said by phone, citing past drownings in swollen rivers in mountain provinces after storms had passed. Storm warnings remained in effect in 10 northern provinces, including Cagayan, which could still be lashed by devastating winds, forecasters said. Thousands of people in the typhoonÂs path had been evacuated. At daybreak in CagayanÂs capital, Tuguegarao, Associated Press journalists saw a severely damaged public market, its roof ripped apart and wooden stalls and tarpaulin canopies in disarray. Outside a popular shopping mall, debris was scattered everywhere and government workers cleared roads of fallen trees. Many stores and houses were damaged but most residents remained indoors as occasional gusts sent small pieces of tin sheets and other debris Â”ying dangerously. The Tuguegarao airport terminal was badly damaged, its roof and glass windows shattered by strong winds that also sent chairs, tables and papers Â”ipping about inside, Lorenzana said. The typhoon struck at the start of the rice and corn harvesting season in Cagayan, a major agricultural producer, prompting farmers to scramble to save what they could of their crops, Cagayan Gov. Manuel Mamba said. A government damage assessment was underway except in areas still being battered by winds and rain. Two air force C-130 cargo planes and 10 helicopters were on standby in Manila, the PhilippinesÂ capital, to help transport rescuers and aid supplies. In Hong Kong, Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents to prepare for the worst as the storm barreled toward the southern Chinese city. Cathay PaciÂ“c said all of its Â”ights would be canceled between 2:30 a.m. local time on Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday. ÂBecause Mangkhut will bring winds and rains of extraordinary speeds, scope and severity, our preparation and response efforts will be greater than in the past,ÂŽ Lee told a brieÂ“ng on Friday. ÂEach department must have a sense of crisis, make a comprehensive assessment and plan, and prepare for the worst.ÂŽ In nearby Fujian province in China, 51,000 people were evacuated from Â“shing boats and around 11,000 vessels returned to port on Saturday morning. ChinaÂs National Meteorological Center issued an alert saying Mangkhut would make landfall somewhere on the coast in Guangdong province on Sunday afternoon or evening. Ferry services in the Qiongzhou Strait in southern China were halted on Saturday and helicopters and tugboats were dispatched to Guangdong to transfer offshore workers to safety and warn ships about the typhoon, ChinaÂs ofÂ“cial Xinhua News Agency reported. Mangkhut, the Thai word for mangosteen fruit, is the 15th storm this year to batter the Philippines, which is hit by about 20 a year and is considered one of the worldÂs most disaster-prone countries. In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan left more than 7,300 people dead or missing, Â”attened villages, swept ships inland and displaced more than 5 million in the central Philippines.TYPHOONFROM PAGE 1 WASHINGTON (AP) Â„ President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Both sides were preparing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. Last week Trump told reporters such a move could come Âvery soon.ÂŽ The Journal cited unnamed people familiar with the matter who said the tariff level will likely be set at about 10 percent, below the 25 percent announced earlier this year. The two governments have already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of each otherÂs goods. Beijing has issued a list of another $60 billion of American products for retaliation if TrumpÂs next tariff hike goes ahead. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined comment on the timing of a possible announcement, but said: ÂThe President has been clear that he and his administration will continue to take action to address ChinaÂs unfair trade practices. We encourage China to address the long standing concerns raised by the United States.ÂŽ The Chinese foreign ministry said Thursday that it was invited to hold new talks. Envoys from the two countries last met Aug. 22 in Washington but reported no progress. Beijing has rejected pressure from the United States to roll back plans for state-led development of Chinese global champions in robotics, artiÂ“cial intelligence and other Â“elds. Washington, Europe and other trading partners say those plans violate ChinaÂs market-opening commitments. American ofÂ“cials also worry they might erode U.S. industrial leadership. Forecasters have warned that the worsening conÂ”ict between the worldÂs two biggest traders could cut up to 0.5 percentage point off global economic growth through 2020 if all threatened tariff hikes go ahead. China has tried without success to recruit Germany, France, South Korea and other governments as allies against Washington. Some of them have criticized TrumpÂs tactics but many echo U.S. complaints about Chinese market barriers and industrial strategy.Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs AP PHOTOIn this Wednesday Â“le photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) Â„ ThereÂs no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday. As federal ofÂ“cials opened their investigation into ThursdayÂs disaster, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that there doesnÂt appear to be Âanything nefarious, anything suspicious, anything intentional.ÂŽ He said investigators will be working to develop a timeline going back at least three weeks, including reviewing any reports of gas odors reported by residents in the impacted communities of Lawrence, North Andover and Andover. Investigators will also look at how local Columbia Gas ofÂ“cials responded to a Âpressure increaseÂŽ in the Lawrence area that was detected at the companyÂs pipeline control center in Columbus, Ohio, prior to the explosions and Â“res. ÂWeÂre very interested to understand the operations of Columbia Gas,ÂŽ he said. Sumwalt said NTSB investigators expect to be on site up to ten days but a Â“nal report about what happened could take up to two years to complete. The dramatic series of explosions and Â“res Thursday destroyed or damaged dozens of homes, killed a teenager, injured dozens and forced thousands of people to evacuate from the three Merrimack Valley communities. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency for the area and put Eversource Energy, another utility, in charge of recovery efforts after state and local ofÂ“cials said they were unsatisÂ“ed with Columbia GasÂ response. Company president Stephen Bryant defended his companyÂs performance Friday, saying it had more than 300 workers and contractors responding, with another 100 on the way. Meanwhile, a report of a strong gas odor brought ofÂ“cials back to a part of Lawrence most impacted by the explosions and Â“res Saturday morning. FireÂ“ghters and gas workers opened manholes, tested gas levels and tried to gain access to businesses on the cityÂs south side, but the situation appeared to be contained by 11:15 a.m. Local ofÂ“cials also warned about donation scammers. They said some residents in Lawrence and Andover have received calls from individuals falsely claiming theyÂre collecting donations on behalf of a local Â“reÂ“ghterÂs association for the disaster.Investigator: No evidence gas explosions intentional VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) Â„ A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in EarthÂs ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation was launched into polar orbit from California early Saturday. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. and headed over the PaciÂ“c Ocean. NASA Earth Science Division director Michael Freilich says that the mission in particular will advance knowledge of how the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contribute to sea level rise. The melt from those ice sheets alone has raised global sea level by more than 1 millimeter (0.04 inch) a year recently, according to NASA. The mission is a successor to the original Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite that operated from 2003 to 2009. Measurements continued since then with airborne instruments in NASAÂs Operation IceBridge. Built by Northrop Grumman, ICESat-2 carries a single instrument, a laser altimeter that measures height by determining how long it takes photons to travel from the spacecraft to Earth and back. According to NASA, it will collect more than 250 times as many measurements as the Â“rst ICESat. The laser is designed to Â“re 10,000 times per second, divided into six beams of hundreds of trillions of photons. The round trip is timed to a billionth of a second. In addition to ice, the satelliteÂs other measurements, such as the tops of trees, snow and river heights, may help with research into the amount of carbon stored in forests, Â”ood and drought planning and wildÂ“re behavior, among other uses. The launch was the last for a Delta 2 rocket, United Launch Alliance said. The Â“rst Delta 2 lifted off on Feb. 14, 1989, and since then it has been the launch vehicle for Global Positioning System orbiters, Earth observing and commercial satellites, and interplanetary missions including the twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.NASA satellite launches to measure EarthÂs ice changes NASA VIA APThe United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket will measure the changing height of EarthÂs ice.
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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS THE GREAT OUTDOORS by Myles Mellor 1. YK ZNVUZZXD AKVJNDTYDV DYP JTD UZMVZX YD JA PYD DVXADDAU. VJA UZM DYTU JA PYD VZZ TK-VAKVD. 2. W LWNXAG IWM FABBORF NOFDBC WRFGC WRS IEGHAS KX. W TGOARS DA VEEHAS KX BE MWOS DA MDEKVS XOBLD DOM BARB, REB W TOB. 3. NB ATRR VJR JQQTBKX JQX JRYKX VCKLK G CJX AKKQ ITL HCK OJRH VKKY. G RJGX CK HTOX NK HT HJYK J CGYK JQX G ITOOTVKX CGR TLXKLR. 4. MVM ICN WTDO AWT YLDOI YACOI DECNA AWT EVK WVQQ? WTDZTHY, V LCNQMHÂA KTA CZTO VA! 1. An outdoors enthusiast saw his doctor as he was stressed. The doc said he was too in-tents. 2. A camper was getting mighty angry and worked up. A friend he looked up to said he should pitch his tent, not a fit. 3. My boss was annoyed and asked where I had been for the last week. I said he told me to take a hike and I followed his orders. 4. Did you hear the scary story about the big hill? Heavens, I couldnÂt get over it! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). You need attention as much as the next person, yet you also know the value of serving others. The purpose outside of yourself helps you get clarity on life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The love and support shows up. Maybe itÂs a little on the late side. YouÂve needed this for a while now, though maybe you didnÂt realize it. Anyway, itÂs here now, so relax and be cared for. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). YouÂll be invited to share your thoughts and ideas. Remember that it took you some time to work them out, so though they make perfect sense to you now, others will need to get caught up before they understand. CANCER (June 22-July 22). ItÂs as true now as it was when you were a small child: You can be anyone you want to be. YouÂll think of those you admire and wonder what they would do given the same situation, and this will inuence your next action. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have enough of life gured out to know thereÂs nothing to be gained by assuming you know everything. Your audience will be attered by your curiosity, which happens to be genuine and is the reason youÂll learn so much today. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). ÂI canÂt complainÂŽ is what people say when they are either too fortunate or too polite to complain, and itÂs a very good policy. Once complaining is o the table, the conversation gets much more productive. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). YouÂd like to have a bit more swagger Â„ some condence to spare, even when you feel uncertain about what youÂre doing. YouÂll come by it later, but for now, step into the role until y ou become it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). ItÂs the same people in the same places, but youÂll see them dierently today because youÂre dierent. YouÂre also more perceptive, so youÂll notice what you havenÂt picked up on before. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are generous but not foolish, merciful but protective of your own, fair but not inclined to take the word of someone who has spoken falsely to you in the past. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is one person you have counted on in the past who will continue to be the best place to put your trust. Loyalty will be key in the way things play out over the next ve days. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Stars grant you a high degree of self-awareness. If you let it, this could teeter into self-absorption. DonÂt worry too much about that. ItÂs a necessary part of guring out what you need to make the new circumstances work. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Events occurring over the next three days will impact your destiny in a good and unexpected way. Squash out the opposition, which is not another person; rather, itÂs a behavior of yours Â„ a habit thatÂs been keeping you back. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 16). Your cosmic gift: laser focus. Carefully choose where to apply it. Once you name a goal, you wonÂt quit until itÂs nished. More highlights: an upgrade to the way you travel this world, a private audience with someone youÂve wanted to talk to for years and mastery of a situation that was once beyond your control. Taurus and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 21, 5 and 16.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: My daughter has decided to leave her husband. They have been married for 20 years. She says she hasnÂt been happy for several years and that itÂs time to take care of herself. She wonÂt be able to support herself and the children, but she doesnÂt seem able to grasp that reality. When I voice my concerns, she gets angry with me. SheÂs determined to go forward with this separation and says her kids will be Âne.ÂŽ I say thatÂs bull! She has also embraced an exercise and eating plan that seems radical to me and has a life coach who is also a psychic. I think sheÂs having a midlife crisis. If it werenÂt for what this is going to do to my grandchildren, IÂd keep my mouth shut, but IÂm sick with worry. Her siblings think she has lost her mind, so she has pretty much cut herself o from the family. When she became frustrated because she wasnÂt able to qualify for a house she wanted to rent, she lashed out at me. IÂm waiting for an apology, but IÂm realistic that IÂll probably never get one. I feel like IÂm in mourning over the loss of this child. What do I do? Â„ SHAKEN UP IN TEXAS DEAR SHAKEN UP: Your daughter is an adult. By now you must have realized you can no longer control her behavior. For the sake of your own mental health, accept that sheÂs going to make her own mistakes. Do not accept nancial responsibility for your daughter. Be as supportive of your grandchildren as you can be, because at some point you may have to take them in. As for her Âpsychic life coach,ÂŽ you should know that unlike physicians, psychologists and social workers, life coaches do not belong to any organization that requires them to adhere to ethical standards. Your daughter should be made aware that there may be some risk involved in placing her future in that personÂs hands. DEAR ABBY: A dear friend and I decided to visit our old friend, ÂCarol,ÂŽ who has been in an assisted living facility for a year. Carol has some dementia, but we took her Â„ arm in arm Â„ to a pizza restaurant at our mall. After we were seated and browsing the menu, a very handsome gentleman approached our table. He said we reminded him of his mother and insisted on treating us to dinner. We thanked him, he laid down a $100 bill and disappeared. We enjoyed a great dinner and left the change ($35) for the server. We would like to thank that gentleman. He made our day. Â„ GRATEFUL IN GEORGIA DEAR GRATEFUL: Your letter made MY day. Occasionally, I print letters about acts of kindness, and yours denitely qualies. You and your friend were performing a good deed by taking your friend for lunch, and it was paid forward in record time. ItÂs nice knowing there are good people out there. Thank you for sharing.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in ÂWhat Every Teen Should Know.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Heloise: We just purchased a at-screen TV and have set it all up. Our children love it. I want to know whatÂs the best and safest way to clean a dusty screen and what products I should use. I donÂt want to harm the screen. Â„ Janet from South Carolina ItÂs a good idea to be cautious because that TV screen should be cleaned very carefully. Read the manufacturerÂs manual before you clean it. Some screens have an antiglare coating that might be damaged by some cleaners. Before cleaning, unplug the TV. Wipe the screen with a soft, clean lint-free cloth and go over it lightly. Hard pressure could damage the surface. Never spray any cleaner directly onto the screen. Also, wipe o dust from the back of the TV. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: We had a fun dinner party, and one of my guests spilled a glass of red wine on my tablecloth. How can I remove the stain? Â„ Maureen from New Jersey This is a common occurrence at parties! If the tablecloth is washable, hereÂs how to remove the stain: Â„When the wine is spilled, try to deal with it as soon as you can. Pour a healthy amount of salt or articial sweetener over the wine spill and pat it in. This will absorb the liquid. Â„Place the tablecloth in cold water to remove more of the red stain. Â„Soak the tablecloth for 30 minutes in an enzyme detergent and cold water. Â„Launder as you usually do. When the stain is gone, put the tablecloth in the dryer.Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: Several members of my family have stinky shoes and/or smelly feet. What can I do to help them reduce the odor? Â„ Susan from Los Angeles As long as the odor is not caused by a medical condition, they can try these hints: Â„Always wash feet thoroughly and dry completely. Â„To remove the smell, apply an antibacterial soap or soak feet in household vinegar for ve minutes at night. Â„Spritz feet with deodorant before putting on socks. Â„Airing out shoes and pouring a bit of baking soda inside also will help neutralize odors.Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: If you have children dropping by your house after school, you can make these favorite kid snacks quickly. First, melt miniature marshmallows. Mix the rice cereal with the melted marshmallow cream. Butter a pan and press this mixture into it. If your children like the treats cool, place the pan in the refrigerator for a short time. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: We just bought our rst home with carpeting. While I was vacuuming, I noticed that our furniture had made dents in the carpet. How can I get rid of these ugly dents? Â„ Tina from Texas If you keep furniture in the same place in your living room or elsewhere, it will make dents in the carpet. To prevent this, move your furniture around. Take these steps to remove the dents: Place an ice cube in each dent and allow it to melt slowly. Let the moisture remain until itÂs melted. Blot up any leftover moisture inside the dents. Use your ngers to u up the carpet. Â„ HeloiseParent doesnÂt support any of the choices made by adult daughterDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 and streams. The Â”ash Â”ooding could devastate communities and endanger dams, roads and bridges. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles from the coast. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000. OfÂ“cials in nearby Harnett County urged residents of about 1,100 homes to clear out because the Lower Little River was rising toward record levels. One potential road out was blocked as Â”ooding forced the shutdown of a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 95, the main highway along the Eastern Seaboard. In New Bern, along the coast, homes were completely surrounded by water, and rescuers used inÂ”atable boats to reach people. Kevin Knox and his family were rescued from their Â”ooded brick home with the help of Army Sgt. Johan Mackie, part of a team using a phone app to locate people in distress. Mackie rode in a boat through a Â”ooded neighborhood, navigating through trees and past a fencepost to get to the Knox house. ÂAmazing. They did awesome,ÂŽ said Knox, who was stranded with seven others, including a boy who was carried out in a life vest. ÂIf not, weÂd be stuck upstairs for the next ... how long? I have no idea.ÂŽ New Bern spokeswoman Colleen Roberts said 455 people in all were rescued in the town of 30,000 residents without any serious injuries or deaths. But thousands of buildings were damaged in destruction Roberts called Âheart-wrenching.ÂŽ Across the Trent River from New Bern, Jerry and Jan Andrews returned home after evacuating to Â“nd carp Â”opping in their backyard near the porch stairs. Coast Guard helicopters were taking off across the street to rescue stranded people from rooftops and swamped cars. Coast Guard members said choppers had made about 50 rescues in and around New Bern and Jacksonville as of noon. Marines rescued about 20 civilians from Â”oodwaters near Camp Lejeune, using Humvees and amphibious assault vehicles, the base reported. In Lumberton, about 80 miles inland, Jackie and Quinton Washington watched water Â“lling both their front and back yards near the Lumber River. Hurricane Matthew sent more than 5 feet of water into their home in 2016, and the couple feared Florence would run them out again. ÂIf it goes up to my front step, I have to get out,ÂŽ Quintin Washington said. The dead included a mother and baby killed when a tree fell on a house in Wilmington, North Carolina. South Carolina recorded its Â“rst death from the storm, with ofÂ“cials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her car hit a tree that had fallen across a highway. Three died in one inland county, Duplin, because of water on roads and Â”ash Â”oods, the sheriffÂs ofÂ“ce said. A husband and wife died in a house Â“re linked to the storm, ofÂ“cials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate. Retired Marine Garland King and his wife, Katherine, evacuated their home in New Bern on Friday and returned Saturday, sharing a kiss and joining hands as they drew near their house. ÂIt was tough. Wobbling. I was looking for water moccasins to hit me at any time,ÂŽ he said. They Â“nally made it, and found a soggy, stinking mess. ÂThe carpets. The Â”oors. Everything is soaking wet,ÂŽ Katherine King said. ÂWeÂre going to have to redo the whole inside.ÂŽ The National Hurricane Center said Florence broke a North Carolina rainfall record that had stood for almost 20 years: Preliminary reports showed Swansboro got more than 30 inches and counting, obliterating the mark set in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd dropped just over 24 inches on the state. As of noon, Emerald Isle had more than 23 inches of rain, and Wilmington and Goldsboro had about a foot. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, had around 7 inches. Stream gauges across the region showed water levels rising steadily, with forecasts calling for rivers to crest Sunday and Monday at or near record levels. The Little River, the Cape Fear, the Lumber, the Neuse, the Waccamaw and the Pee Dee were all projected to rise over their banks, Â”ooding cities and towns. Forecasters said the storm will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a sharp rightward swing to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of the week.FLORENCEFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOA sailboat is shoved up against a house and a collapsed garage Saturday after heavy wind and rain from Florence, now a tropical storm, blew through New Bern, N.C. 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REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, September 16, 2018 SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 2824 Wynstone Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $269,900 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Built with exquisite quality and workmanship, this custom-built former model home has all the bells and whistles youÂd expect in an executive home. Situated on a beautiful lot backing up to a pond and the golf course, youÂll love the way the home looks as you drive up on the painted driveway and see the lush Florida landscaping in the front of the home. When you enter this homeÂs spacious interior, youÂll feel the elegance of the living room with its attractive hardwood Â”oors, volume ceilings and upscale modern light Â“xtures. Double French doors lead to the lanai and the peaceful view beyond of the pond and golf course. For more informal entertaining, the family room is perfect. It is directly off the Great pond view in Country Club of Sebring COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 2824 Wynstone Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $269,900 and is listed with Kim Reed and Helen Ferry of The Re ed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. DIRECTIONS2824 Wynstone Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn left onto County Road 635. Turn right into the Country Club of Sebring onto Haw Branch Road. Turn left onto Wynstone Drive. The home is on the left.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 4104 Bogey Blvd. in Sebring. It is priced for $254,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty. Nestled on a large, one acre corner lot in the high demand community of Golf Hammock, this amazing pool home is sure to please. It has undergone a complete transformation over the last couple years. If you are an HGTV lover Â„ you have got to see this beauty! This home boasts more than 2,500 square feet of living space and gorgeous farm house style decor and amenities. When you walk through the front door you enter a large open great room. You will fall in love with the barn door, ship lap, vintage inspired tiled kitchen back splash and more. The open island kitchen is an amazing featuring accent island that offers additional seating and is gorgeous with a side of the island having pallet wood. No Lovely Golf Hammock pool home COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 4104 Bogey Blvd. in Sebring. It is priced for $254,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams R ealty. DIRECTIONS4104 Bogey Blvd., Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn right into Golf Hammock onto Golf Hammock Drive. Turn left onto Bogey Boulevard. The home is the corner lot on the right. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis villa is at 2413 Davis Circle in Sebring. It is priced for $136,500 and is listed with Bill and Cyndee Bryan with Re/Max Realty Plus. This home is the right half of duplex style of living. When driving up to this property, located in the City of Sebring, you will see beautiful landscaping designed by a Master Gardener. All of the Â”ower beds are well appointed inside concrete decorative curbing designating the planting areas. The back yard is pretty private with gorgeous planting designs surrounding the open patio for barbecuing or just enjoying the Florida sunshine. When approaching the front entry, you will immediately feel at home entering through a glass storm door, which allows plenty of light into the main living area. The living room measures 16 by 17 and allows plenty of room for large furniture. The living area Â”ows smoothly into a nice Prestigious Edgewater Village living COURTESY PHOTOThis villa is at 2413 Davis Circle in Sebring. It is priced for $136,500 and is listed with Bill and Cyndee Bryan with Re/Max R ealty Plus. DIRECTIONS2413 Davis Circle, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Sebring Parkway. Turn right onto Scenic Highway. Turn left onto Lakeview Drive. Turn left onto Davis Boulevard. Turn left onto Davis Circle. Follow the road to the right. The home is on the left. REED | 2C BRYAN | 3C ELLIOTT | 2C
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Bill and Cyndee Bryan are with Re/Max Realty Plus. Call 863-381-4092 or 863-3816574. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams of Highlands County. Call 863-4430480 or 863-273-2861. Kim Reed is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-6575. HOW TO APPEAR IN PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATEMembers of the Heartland Association of Realtors who want to submit articles about their professional achievements should call Eileen Powers at 863-386-5809. People in Real Estate submissions appear on a space availability basis. All submissions are subject to change. kitchen with that same wonderful view out the back. The kitchen is a chefÂs delight. With plenty of room for all the cooks, this gourmet kitchen boasts an abundance of white cabinets, granite counter tops and back splash, newer stainless-steel appliances, modern lighting, breakfast bar and pantry. The dining nook is a great space for more informal meals. Adjacent to the family room with a great view of the lanai and nature, it makes entertaining family and friends a breeze. The formal dining room is the perfect place for dinner parties. It boasts high ceilings, plant ledges and a recessed wall for a China cabinet. The oversized covered and screened lanai, measuring 20 by 32, has room for about anything youÂd want to do in the space including an outdoor dining area or exercise space. What better place could there be to enjoy a morning cup of coffee overlooking the pond? The spacious ownerÂs suite has volume ceilings and an area for a small ofÂ“ce or exercise room. The ownerÂs spa-like bath boasts a gorgeous jetted tub surrounded by tile and a large tiled walk-in shower. The laundry room as well as the garage offers an abundance of space so storage will never be a problem. Other features of this home include extensive Florida-style landscaping, an oversized two-car plus golf cart garage, a newer roof, painted driveway, newer heat pump, new irrigation well and upgraded modern lighting. All of this on nearly a quarter acre lot. This three-bedroom, two-bath home has 2,340 square feet of living area with 3,571 total square footage. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email Kimbreed@comcast.net or call Ferry at 863-3811089 or email Hbferry@ comcast.net.REEDFROM PAGE 1CCOURTESY PHOTOSThe oversized covered and screened lanai, measuring 20 by 32, has room for about anything youÂd want to do in the space including an outdoor dining area or exercise space. The gourmet kitchen boasts an abundance of white cabinets, granite counter tops and back splash, newer stainless-steel appliances, modern lighting, breakfast bar and pantry. words accurately describe this kitchen Â„ it looks as if itÂs straight off an show on HGTV or from the pages of a magazine. The ship lap Â“replace is the focal point in the living room.The huge open dining room has a custom made farm house table. The home also has a large family room. The master bedroom is stunning with a pallet wall. The master bath is dreamy with an incredible repurposed vanity and more vintage inspired tile. The home has two additional bedrooms and a newly remodeled guest bath, which has a subway tiled tub/shower/ back splash and vintage inspired floor tile. A huge bonus room is currently being used as office/fitness room but could easily be a fourth bedroom if needed. Another feature of the home is the huge indoor laundry room and the big walk-in pantry, which provides additional kitchen storage. Beat the Florida heat in style with your very own crystal clear in-ground swimming pool. Enjoy summer berbecues under the pergola, which is pool side. the property has a detached four-car garage. The possibilities for this space are endless if you donÂt want to use the entire garage for parking: in-law/guest quarters, game room, theater room, office, workshop, man cave or more. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780. Ask about MLS 248674.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe amazing kitchen has vintage inspired tiled back splash and an island with beautiful accents that provides additional seating. (863) 531-0058 712 U.S. 27 S., Lake Placid, FL (next to Seminole Tire) Newly Expanded! Now over 3,000 sq ft! SUMMER SALE 15% OFF SELECTED ITEMS! SUMMER SALE Upscale Furniture CONSIGNMENTSNew Mattresses adno=3611693-1 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 email@example.com DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org RENTAL SPECIALIST EXQUISITE HOME IN SECLUDED SETTING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com Circular driveway leads the way to the Grand Entry of this 4 BD, w/ potential for 5 (has closet) 3.5 bath Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this meticulously Unique home. Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, claw foot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy efÂ“ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Remodeled 3BR/2BA w/open concept living, designer colors & on canal to Lake Grassy! Immaculate open concept home. Available 09.01.18. MLS#240848 $1300/mo. 6315 COLUMBUS BLVD., SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com Beautiful 3 BR/2BA open Â” oor plan in great neighborhood & situated on almost half an acre. large master suite, walk in closet, living room, dining area and an open kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends. New Roof 2018 & New A/C. MLS# 248461 $224,900 117 COUNTRY CLUB DR. #601, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org 2BR/2BA Fully furnished for season! great view from the 6th Â” oor. MLS#249115 $1,750/mo. 106 VOSS COURTContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Fully furnished, charming 2 BD, 2 BA villa on quiet cul de sac in sought after GolÂ“ ng Community of Spring Lake. Close to great Â“ shing on Lake Istapoka. Recently remodeled w/open Â” oor plan, large rooms & Lanai overlooking the greenbelt. Just bring your toothbrush and enjoy Florida living at itÂs best! Price listed is for annual lease....seasonal pricing available MLS#241358 $900/mo. 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 2BR/2BA Canal front home w/large LR w/vaulted ceiling & gas Â“ 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/ ofÂ“ 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 email@example.com V IEWS OF LAKE SEBRING 122 PARKWAY DRIVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.orgQuaint 2BR, 2 BA home w/expansive outdoor living. 7 sets of french doors to view lakefront on Lake Grassy. Open concept living. Huge MBA & dressing area.MLS#245080 $1450.00/mo. 6217 CANDLER TERRACE, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 2BR/2BA unit is ready to move in! Freshly painted, tile Â” oors and hook ups for stack washer/dryer. Screened lanai. MLS#249163 $875.00/mo. 3823 LEEWAY COURT, SEBRINGContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org Newer built home.Split Â” oor plan w/ formal LR, DR & Fm. Kitchen large for several bar stools. Separate laundry roomed. MLS#249308 $1,400/Mo SYLVAN SHORES 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com Exceptional open Â” oor plan, 3BR/2.5 BA has a ChefÂs dream gourmet kitchen w/high end appliances. Elegant master suite w/ walk in closets. Tankless water heater. So much more a MUST SEE! MLS#248409 $299,900 4 ACRES IMMACULATE! adno=3611999-1 ON LAKE GRASSY
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3dining area. The kitchen is a galley-style kitchen, which has been upgraded with wood cabinets, new beveled counter tops and custom lighting. The kitchen is centrally located and has easy access to other parts of the home. This home is a split Â” oor plan with the master bedroom off of the dining area. It measures 11 by 14 and has a large walk-in closet and an upgraded bathroom with a tile step-in shower. The second bedroom is on the other side of the home and measures 11 by 12. It has easy access to the guest bath, which has a tub and shower combination, upgraded with new tile, toilet and counter top. The living space has been extended with the addition of a family room overlooking the beautiful gardens. The back entry takes you to a calming open terrace area where you can relax with a cup of coffee, tea, family and friends. This home is kept immaculately. There is tile in the living areas, wood laminate in the kitchen and hallway. New carpet in the bedrooms softens the ambiance for an inviting slumber. The carpet was installed in 2017. The home has an inside utility room with an extra pantry storage space. Many more upgrades are found in this home, such as, a new hot water heater installed this year; new dishwasher in 2017; new windows in the family room this year; new air-conditioning system in 2017; new baths in 2017; interior paint and doors, crown molding, all in 2017. A new roof was installed this year. The homeownerÂs association includes lawn care, irrigation, trimming of regular bushes and borders (other garden areas are the ownerÂs responsibility), clubhouse, pool, lanai, kitchen and a library. The HOA dues also include exterior paint every six years and this home is due for new paint in 2019. The HOA dues are $150 a month. This is a beautifully maintained community and great for walking and riding bikes with no through trafÂ“ c. There are no buildings or residences behind this home at the present time, which allows a quiet and somewhat private back yard where you can enjoy the birds chirping with minimal trafÂ“ c noise. To schedule a viewing of this outstanding property, call Bill and Cyndee Bryan at 863-381-4092 or 863-381-6574. For more pictures, visit bcbryan.com or cyndeebryan.com and search for MLS 249159.BRYANFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe private back yard has a calming open terrace area, which features gorgeous planting designs. The inventory of homes on the market has fallen here in Highlands County, which means it is a sellerÂs market. That is good news if you are putting your home on the market, but that doesnÂt mean you can just stick a sign in your front yard and wait for the offers to roll in. There are many steps you should take to make sure you get the most out of the sale. Even in a sellerÂs market, you can hurt your chances if you donÂt prepare. You still have to make your home attractive to potential buyers. Remember, in a sellerÂs market, homes are usually snapped up pretty quickly. If yours sits on the market for a while, buyers are going to wonder if there is something wrong with it. Here are a few things you can do to help make sure that doesnÂt happen: 1. Price it correctly While it may be tempting to up the price on your home to take advantage of market conditions, that can backÂ“ re if you arenÂt careful. You want to talk to an experienced Realtor who can research the market for homes similar to yours and talk to you about perceived value versus actual value and help you Â“ nd the sweet spot on the price. 2. Curb appeal still matters Even when there are more buyers than homes available, buyers arenÂt necessarily going to settle for a home that doesnÂt dazzle them. Take the extra steps to make your home stand out. You still need to concentrate on your homeÂs curb appeal. A little pressure washing or yard work can go a long way toward increasing your homeÂs curb appeal. 3. Stage your home Once you get buyers inside your home, you want them to be able to see themselves living there. While small things will be overlooked since there arenÂt as many homes to choose from Â„ like older carpet, for example Â„ you want to make sure any big issues inside are taken care of before you show your home. Take a minute to look at your home from the perspective of a buyer. This is another place where a Realtor can help, since they know how to stage your home to make it more appealing. 4. Limit showings In a sellerÂs market, there likely wonÂt be a shortage of people interested in seeing your home. Showing your home any time someone asks, however, may not be the best strategy. Limiting the times when people can come for a tour can work in your beneÂ“ t, since you are more likely to have potential buyers there at the same time as someone else, which can spark some competition. 5. Work with a Realtor Even when the market is in your favor, having an experienced professional on your side is key. Realtors will be able to guide you through the process of making sure your home is ready to sell at its highest value. The Elliott Team with Keller Williams Realty is always available to answer your Real Estate questions. They can be reached at 863-658-3780.Taking advantage of a sellerÂs market ON THE HOMEFRONTNorman & Mandy Elliot 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. Â€ SEBRING, FL 33875 KIM REED863firstname.lastname@example.orgHELEN FERRY863email@example.com 863-382-6575 www.homesforsalesebring.com THE COUNTRY CLUB OFFICE 4800 HAW BRANCH RD. SEBRING, FL 33875 The Reed Ferry Team COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING. ~ $139,900Spacious 2BR/2Ba/2 Car Gar villa on hole #7 fairway. Enter through leaded glass front door to nd tiled foyer and wood laminate ooring in the LR/DR area & neutral colors throughout. Entertain or relax in your airconditioned Florida room with tile ooring. MLS#249042 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING ~ $559,400Exquisite Custom 3BR+ofc/3BA Home on 1.4 secluded wooded acres. 12Â ceilings and wall of sliders give this open oor plan home an even more spacious feeling. Huge Lanai (68Âx36Â) boasts a spa, pavers, power Sunsetter awnings and the most bucolic view around. MLS#249303 HIGHLANDS RIDGE ~ $166,900Lovely open oor-plan 2 BR/2BA/2 Car Gar home in sought-after Active-Adult community. 20Âx20Â Great Room w/ vaulted ceilings perfect for family & entertaining. Community amenities incl pools, restaurants, golf, pickle ball, tness, community center and more.MLS#249049 HIGHLANDS RIDGE ~ $299,500Situated on a gorgeous extra deep lot overlooking Hole #8 at Highlands Ridge, this lovely Pool home has many features to enjoy including high ceilings, crown molding and numerous decorator details. Outside features incl a screened lanai and pavered driveway. MLS#249294 THE BLUFFS ~ $144,900Beautiful corner villa lives like a singlefamily home! YouÂll love the view of the lake from nearly every room in this 2BR/2Ba/2 Car gar home. Open oor plan boasts a Kit with newer SS appls. Cathedral ceilings, a wood burning FP and built in shelves in the LR. MLS#247416 CORMORANT POINT ~ $169,500Lovely 2BR/2BA home in the sought-after Active-Adult community of Cormorant Point. Large Florida Room in the front has a wall of windows overlooking the tranquil pond perfect for the morning co ee. DonÂt forget the private enclosed Lanai with no neighbors behind. MLS#249063 adno=3611990-1 MANUFACTURED HOME RESALE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1982WE LIST SELL BUY MANUFACTURED HOMES! CALL US TODAY! CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS OPEN HOUSES TODAY Â€ SEPT. 16TH (863) 808-1356 3609 Sebring Parkway Sebring, FL 33870 Our Colors Are Red & White, But Our Service is PURE GOLD!! www.FourStarHomes.com SEBRING VILLAGE SEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM1004 Contour Street Sebring SB2279 (2/2)$28,300Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAYSEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM814 Village Dr. Sebring SB2169 (2/2)$25,600Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAY$49,9972/2 corner perimeter lot, home has had a total make over. New windows, siding, plus 220 SQ FT room Addition SB2280Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387UNIQUE FEATURES $46,9002 BR 2 BA, Nicely decorated home being sold furnished. Tile floor throughout except for bedrooms which has carpet. Newer AC unit. SB2186 Donald Lariviere (863) 450-3340BEAUTIFUL SPLIT FLOOR A PLAN $12,5002/1.5 in golf community w/split floor plan. Home offers 4-year-old rubber roof & 3-year-old AC. Carport allows more than ample parking and storage shed is more than adequate, also the breezy Screen room has great relaxing potential. SB2271Larry Robinson (317) 979-1294FULL TIME OR SNOWBIRD HOME! $12,700This 2 BR 2 BA w/golf cart, great view of 5th hole. Laminate & tile flooring, new inside paint, 2 pantries, comfort high toilets, some new Thermal pane windows. Needs TLC due to Irma. SB2278Ray Hammond/ Hammond Team (863) 450-3339FIXER UPPER ON THE GOLF COURSE! $104,0003/2 plus den Fully furnished, over 1900 SQ FT, large 23-30 ft carport with oversized golf cart shed. SB2168 Donald Lariviere (863)450-3340A GREAT TRIPLE W/GORGEOUS VIEW $30,0002/2 home immediately makes you feel very comfortable. Nicely laid out open floor plan. SB2172Ray Hammond/ Hammond Team (863) 450-3339GREAT COMFORTABLE HOME! TANGLEWOOD TODAYSB2250 (2/2) $45,500 Jack Walden (863) 279-3387SUNDAY, SEPT. 16TH Â€ 11AM 1PM3027 GOING TO THE SUN SEBRING TODAYSB2231 (2/2)) $34,500Don Cox (863) 658-3955SUNDAY, SEPT. 16TH Â€ 2PM 4PM2829 S. COUNTRY CLUB AVON PARK$36,9002/2 turnkey large master bedroom with huge walk in closet and French doors to your suite bath. Newer life time rubber roof. Seller will pay lot rent through October 31,2018!! SB2192 Don & Orla Cox (863) 658-3955LIFE TIME RUBBER ROOF! $43,500 2/2 w/grey laminated flooring, new bathrooms, master has 5 FT walk-in shower, all new kitchen, grey washed cabinets, black granite tile counter tops, new white appliances. SB2094Amy Slane (863) 450-3336UPDATED & SPACIOUS SEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM1736 Primrose SebringSB2270 (2/2)$47,500Reggie Maxon (863) 808-1706 TODAYSEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM3904 Rain Dance Sebring SB2163 (3/2)$32,500Jack Walden (863) 279-3387 TODAY CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB adno=3611989-1SEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM503 Carmen Street SebringSB2248 (2/2)$26,900Kim Strasser (863) 279-3387 TODAYSEPT. 16thÂ€ 1PM-3PM1032 Contour Street SebringSB2234 (2/2)$17,500Amy Slane (863) 450-3336 TODAY JUST REDUCED$99,0002/2 W/updated kitchen cabinets, new tile back splash and slate appliances. All new electrical wiring w/ 200-amp service. New AC in 2016 with all new 14-inch duct work. Newer shingled roof.SB2242Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751EVERYTHING & MORE! $25,5002/2 w/wood laminate throughout. New AC unit installed in 2016, Roof Over done in 2017. Newer large hot water heater installed in 2004. SB2282 Kathy Rose (844) 802-7751LIGHT AND BRIGHT HOME!
C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By MELISSA RAYWORTHASK A DESIGNERWe decorate our homes in order to enjoy them. For book lovers, adding a cozy and well-lit space dedicated to reading can be the perfect finishing touch. Most homes, of course, donÂt have a spare room for use as a library. But interior designers often carve out one section of a living room, sunroom or master bedroom as a dedicated reading area, says designer Pamela Harvey. Harvey, who splits her time between design projects in Florida and in the northern Virginia/ Washington, D.C., area, says that where you put a reading space depends on your habits. Are you seeking a spot thatÂs private and silent, or would you rather have an open, airy reading space to share with family members? Here, she and two other interior designers Â„ Kansas City-based Jaclyn Joslin, founder of Coveted Home, and Bethesda, Marylandbased Kelley Proxmire Â„ suggest ways to create a perfectly luxurious space, even on a budget.Creative locationsJoslin has helped two clients turn unused formal dining rooms into multi-use spaces. Although the rooms are used by the whole family, she says, Âin both homes we added nice comfy chairs for the adults to sit in and read.ÂŽ Proxmire added a reading space to a home office for a woman who wanted her kids to cuddle up and read while she worked. She has also creatively repurposed spare closets, a trick thatÂs especially useful in childrenÂs bedrooms. For one client, she removed closet doors, added a padded bench seat across the width of the closet, and then added a wall-mounted light fixture. Built-in drawers underneath the seat and shelf space above mean the closet still offers storage. Add pillows to the padded seat and a curtain for privacy, Proxmire says, and youÂve got the perfect place for a child to curl up and get lost in books. And if your reading space must be in a common area, you can still have a measure of privacy. Try adding a decorative screen or strategically placed bookcase that functions as a room divider. ThatÂs Âa great way to carve out a little space in a corner of a room for a retreat-like feeling,ÂŽ Joslin says.Layered lightingBuild in Âthe flexibility to have different levels of lightÂŽ in your reading space, Harvey says. She suggests a mix of table lamps, floor lamps and small reading lamps. ÂTask lamps work really well,ÂŽ she says. Joslin agrees: ÂI love floor lamps that are sleek and minimal that can be tucked under or right next to the chair to provide direct light for reading,ÂŽ she says. ÂSwing arm wall sconces are also a great option for a reading nook.ÂŽ Along with plenty of spots to plug in all this lighting, donÂt forget to have enough outlets for chargers if youÂll be reading on a digital device, Harvey says.All the right elementsReading chairs donÂt have to be expensive. But they must be comfortable. ÂA chair large enough to curl your legs up into is the ultimate comfy zone for reading,ÂŽ Joslin says, Âso choosing chairs with arms and styles that donÂt skimp on seat space is key.ÂŽ And no matter how comfortable and large your reading chair may be, all three designers suggest including an ottoman or footstool so that your legs can be stretched out and elevated. ÂDrink tables next to the chairs are also a priority item, along with a few cozy throw blankets strewn about,ÂŽ Joslin says. Keep these items within armÂs reach so you wonÂt have to get up once youÂve settled in to read. YouÂll also want to keep reading material easily at hand. ÂIf youÂre tight on floor space,ÂŽ Joslin says, Âtry some wall-mounted shelving to display books or a very utilitarian yet still stylish vertical bookcase.ÂŽ Consider adding a small rolling bar cart or even a wet bar if your budget and space permit, Harvey says. ÂMaybe youÂll want a glass of scotch or maybe itÂs a coffee bar,ÂŽ she says. Whatever your preference, having these items in your reading space adds to the sense of luxury.Dark and masculine Â… not soIf you have enough space and love a traditional ÂlibraryÂŽ look, Joslin says, then Âgo full tilt with a sliding ladder, wing chairs in either leather or some tweed/ wool type fabric and a chaise lounger if there is room.ÂŽ But Proxmire says you donÂt have to be limited to dark paneling and leather upholstery. Have fun with soft or bold colors and cheerful prints if theyÂll bring you joy. Melissa Rayworth writes the Ask a Designer column monthly for The Associated Press. Follow her on Twitter at @ mrayworth.Creating a perfectly cozy place to read This undated photo provided by Sherry Moeller shows a home library designed by Kelley Proxmire in Washington, D.C. An ottoman helps turn a comfortable chair into the perfect place for reading. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis undated photo provided by Sherry Moeller shows a reading area on a Florida screened porch designed by Pamela Harvey. Reading nooks can be outdoors. adno=3611966-1 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED 809 U.S. 27 South Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Realty Plus #1 REAL ESTATE COMPANY IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY CELEBRATES JEANNY CAMPBELL When looking for a part time job in high school, her father said ÂyouÂd be good in real estateÂŽ and Jeanny Campbell got a part time job as a secretary/receptionist in a real estate ofÂ“ ce in Lake Placid and thatÂs how it all got started. At 19 years old her Broker opened an ofÂ“ ce in Sebring for Campbell to manage and by 22 she was a Real Estate Broker and remained managing the ofÂ“ ce for about 10 years. CampbellÂs 81 year old father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and she opted to no longer manage the ofÂ“ ce and focus spending time with her mom and dad and selling real estate. Brokers, Chip and Linda Boring, are proud to announce that Campbell has been consistently a top agent in their ofÂ“ ce for over 15 years. ÂJeannyÂs strengths has always been in staying focused on her goals and objectives, in consistently looking for buyers and sellers she can serve. SheÂs an encourager to other agents, willing to help, encourage, share and doesnÂt see other agents as her competition. Â said Chip Boring. JeannyÂs deÂ“ nition of a ÂSatisÂ“ ed CustomerÂŽ is one who she is able to help in their time frame, who never has to call to Â“ nd out what is happening, one who wants to do business with her over and over again and who refers her to other buyers and sellers. ÂOver 60% of my business comes from repeat and referral business, thereÂs a reason for that. Every day my focus is to look for folks to serve, to really listen to what they want and get to work.ÂŽ ÂMy dadÂs advice on my Â“ rst job was ALWAYS DO MORE THAN WHAT YOUÂRE GETTING PAID FOR. Today, I live by that.ÂŽ Jeanny can be reached at 863-381-1848 or by e-mail jeanny@ jeannycampbell.com To view properties you can download her app getmobile.remax.com/ JeannyCampbell. Jeanny Campbell 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. 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CLASSIFIED ADSSELL By JACK GUTTENTAGMORTGAGE PROFESSORThis is the impression conveyed by numerous press accounts, including a recent article by Alfred Lubrano in the Philadelphia Enquirer entitled ÂRisks of Reverse Mortgages.ÂŽ The major themes that emerge from that article is that: Â€ Reverse mortgages carry hidden risks that can lead to loss of the borrowerÂs home. Â€ The deceptive advertising of reverse mortgages on TV does not reveal the hidden risks. Â€ Predatory marketing targets low-income households and minorities. Â€ Reverse mortgages nullify inter-generational wealth transfers.Are the risks hidden?The obligations of reverse mortgage borrowers are very clear. They must pay their property taxes and homeowners insurance, and maintain their property. Failure to do any of this can result in foreclosure and loss of the home. These obligations are hardly hidden. Potential borrowers approaching a lender receive a ÂHome Equity Conversion Mortgage AnalysisÂŽ with their name on it. This is a bundle of documents designed to educate the consumer about reverse mortgages in general, and it indicates the terms and options available to the person named. On page 2 of this document, it says ÂWith a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage you retain title to your home. This means that you also have all your obligations as a home owner. You are responsible for home owner taxes and insurances.ÂŽ This is repeated on p.8 and at numerous other places. In addition to the uniquely comprehensive disclosures they receive, reverse mortgage borrowers must be counseled by an independent counselor approved by HUD. Lenders cannot accept an application until the applicant produces a certiÂ“cate from an approved counselor. The borrowerÂs obligations under the reverse mortgage contract are a standard part of every counselorÂs agenda. In sum, I view driving a car as a lot riskier than taking a reverse mortgage. When you drive, you have no control over the maniacs on the road, but when you take a reverse mortgage you are fully in charge of all the risks.Deceptive advertisingDrug advertisements are required by law to include side effects and dangers, but that is not true of other advertisements. Advertisers of everything else, including reverse mortgages, stress the positives. In that regard, reverse mortgage ads are no better or worse than automobile ads. Astute consumers know that you select an automobile based not on ads but on information from an independent source such as Consumer Reports. Astute reverse mortgage borrowers can make an intelligent selection based on Mortgage Professor. Yes, that is self-serving, if there were other multi-lender networks in reverse mortgages, I would cite them, but unfortunately as of now, mine is the only one. I have petitioned HUD to certify multi-lender networks in reverse mortgages, but so far to no avail.Predatory practicesTo assess the allegation that reverse mortgage lenders are predators requires a distinction between the lending Â“rms and their loan ofÂ“cer (LO) employees. LOs who encourage borrowers to take maximum cash upfront Â… generating a larger commission for the LO Â„ are predators. There are some LOs who do this, it might even be the case that they are especially numerous in this market because so few HECM borrowers are well informed about the product. But note that LOs canÂt be predatory if borrowers access them through a multi-lender network such as mine, because these borrowers see all the various ways to draw funds, as well as the amounts offered by different Â“rms, before they ever see an LO. As opposed to commission-driven LOs, there is no evidence that reverse mortgage lenders engage in predatory behavior, no matter how that term is deÂ“ned. Among the 9 lenders who offer reverse mortgages on my web site, despite our invitation as the borrowerÂs ombudsman to report any problems, we have yet to receive a single complaint. My surmise is that the term Âpredatory lendingÂŽ is misused to describe marketing efforts directed toward homeowners in Â“nancial distress. Because of the bad press, as typiÂ“ed by the newspaper article that stimulated this rejoinder, HECM borrowers are not a cross-section of homeowners. Rather, they are heavily weighted by homeowners in trouble. This is a group that may not read the disclosure documents they are given very carefully, and may generate losses to the insurance reserve fund. The viability of the HECM program over the long run depends on whether it can attract more borrowers who can get along without it but can signiÂ“cantly improve their lifestyle with it.Frustrate inter-generational wealth transfersHECMs reduce homeowner equity, which reduces the value of estates that are transferred to the next generation. That is not a weakness of the program, it is by design. The presumption is that the homeowner can make better use of the equity than his heirs. Homeowners who are committed to leaving a debt-free house to their children, donÂt take out a HECM. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor. comAre reverse mortgages unduly risky? By JOSH BOAKAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates this week jumped to their highest level since the start of August, raising costs for would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30year, Â“xed-rate mortgages climbed to 4.60 percent from 4.54 percent last week. The average rate has surged from 3.78 percent a year ago, posting the largest annual gain since May 2014. The average rate on 15-year, Â“xed-rate loans rose to 4.06 percent this week from 3.99 percent last week. Solid job growth has boosted demand from would-be homebuyers. But rising prices, a shortage of sales listings and higher rates have been a drag on sales. The National Association of Realtors said last month that existing homes have tumbled 1.5 percent over the past year.Average US mortgage rates climb30-year at 4.60 percent THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Thursday, Aug. 30 photograph, a sale sign stands outside a home on the market in Denver. On Thursday, Sept. 13, Freddie Mac reports on this weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates. By CATHY HOBBSDESIGN RECIPESWhen you think of fall colors, what comes to mind? Red, yellow, green, orange? While there are certainly a number of fabulous fall colors, for many the challenge lies in how to use these colors purposefully in decor.BrownBrown is a great foundation color and to many, a softer alternative to black. Brown can be used in many ways in a home, whether through the use of a wood Â“nish or furniture or with the help of accessories and accents. Considered a neutral color, brown pairs well with other colors, or even different tints, tones and shades of brown in the same room. Looking for suggestions? Pastel colors such as powder pink or soft blue can be strong pairings. Finishes such as brass and chrome also work well.BlackA longtime staple for interior designers and decorators, black is making a bold comeback. Strong and dominant, black can add luxury and richness to nearly any space, but it should be used sparingly. For example, in a bedroom, two nightstands with a black Â“nish will work well, but adding in a black dresser may overwhelm. Black also works well as an accent color. Two to three black accents in a room whether through the use of lighting, artwork or accessories can work beautifully.OrangeOrange is a happy color that can help brighten and lighten a space while also adding a sense of warmth. Lighter shades of orange can work well in childrenÂs rooms, while darker, richer tones can add a sense of elegance in living rooms and other social areas such as family rooms.RedStrong and bold, red is a statement color. Red works well as a pop of color in a space. As such, it pairs best with light colors or neutrals such as white, taupe or gray. When it comes to red, donÂt be afraid to use it in unexpected areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.YellowYellow and all its shades, tints and tones is popular for fall. From chartreuse to mustard yellow and shades in between, yellow can be used in the fall and beyond. Not sure what colors will blend with yellow? Try neutral foundation colors such as brown, black and white. DonÂt forget Â“nishes such as gold and brass are part of the yellow family and can work well in your decor as well. Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with ofÂ“ces in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at info@ cathyhobbs.com or visit her website at cathyhobbs. com.How to use fabulous fall colors in your decor METRO CREATIVE IMAGESOrange is a happy color that can help brighten and lighten a space while also adding a sense of warmth.
C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com With season upon us, I have had the beneÂ“ t of meeting quite a few new clients here in Sebring. A common request shared by many was, ÂWe love the new waterproof vinyl plank Â” ooring but are worried about the effects on re-sale for our children when we move on.ÂŽ First, you are not dead yet! Now that that has been established, letÂs talk more about what interior design choices offer the highest return on investment. Warning, this article includes math. (What is up with this decorator lady and her infatuation with math?) For over 30 years, Remodeling magazine has published an annual report on cost vs. value for 20 common home remodeling projects. Researchers compare the cost of these projects to how much more money these projects add to the listing price when you decide to sell. This number is also known as Âreturn on investmentÂŽ or simply ROI. The report is presented as Âyou installed a new Â” oor yesterday and you put your home on the market todayÂŽ kind-ofidea and illustrates the reality of home remodeling. You will rarely get all your investment back from home remodeling projects in the short term. For example, the No. 1 project in this report is installing a new garage door at a job cost of $3,470. According to Remodeling magazine, you could reasonably expect to get 98.3 percent of that investment, or $3,411, added to the market value of your home, compared to similar homes sold recently. Interior projects begin to appear in fourth place with a ÂMinor Kitchen Remodel.ÂŽ The report deÂ“ nes a minor kitchen remodel as including refaced cabinets with Shaker-style wood doors, new knobs or handles, new energy-efÂ“ cient appliances and replacing laminate counter tops as well as vinyl Â” oors. Sorry waterproof vinyl plank Â” ooring. I love you too, but you do not add value to my home like a wood or tile Â” oor will. Number seven and eight of the 20 projects researched are ÂUniversal Bathroom RemodelÂŽ and ÂMidrange Bathroom Remodel,ÂŽ respectively. Details to consider when working on these projects are white Â“ xtures, ceramic tile Â” oors as well as tub/ shower surrounds, solid surface counter tops with integrated sinks and pressure-balanced faucets. WhatÂs a pressure-balanced faucet? ItÂs the kind of faucet that keeps the shower water at your favorite temperature even when your husband decides to Â” ush the toilet at the same time you are rinsing your hair. Universal design bathrooms additionally feature an increased width doorway, grab bars, LED lighting, a low-threshold shower solution with seating, comfort height toilet and lever style faucet handles. Curious if the national reporting reÂ” ected the ROI you could expect in our area, I asked Sebring real estate agent Robbie Lynn Pella with Century 21 Advanced All Service Realty. Her professional advice when it comes to interior projects was to keep it clean and neutral. Paint colors should be grey or light beige with white trim. White cabinets were favored over wood cabinets and faucets/ lighting should be chrome or satin nickel, no bronze. In the kitchen, she shared her clients respond to stainless appliances, quartz counter tops and white subway tile on the back splash. Flooring should be consistent throughout the property and hardwood as well as wood-look tile were the buyerÂs preference. Additionally, Pella suggests simple white blinds or plantation shutters on windows in lieu of soft treatments. When asked what clients hate the most when looking at homes, she said, ÂAnything trendy and (they) deÂ“ nitely hate popcorn ceilings!ÂŽ Are considerations different for mobile home owners when remodeling with re-sale in mind? Pella shared clients prefer drywall to panel board, porcelain tubs, sinks and toilets as well as tile or wood Â” ooring. ÂBuyers want the same things you Â“ nd in a concrete home like full size showers and taller toilets,ÂŽ she said. Metrics being established, I strongly feel you should make interior design choices that improve your health, safety and comfort Â“ rst. Universal bathroom remodels only have a 70.6 percent return on investment vs. adding a wood deck which returns 82.8 percent of your costs. I think you would agree, however, that a 30 percent reduction in value is worth not having to spend your twilight years recovering from a broken hip because you didnÂt install grab bars. And by hiring a professional, like an interior designer who is experienced in universal design features, you will Â“ nd reasonable solutions that also improve your homeÂs Â“ rst impression with potential buyers. For now, add grab bars. Then eat, golf, boat and be happy! You have many years still ahead of you! Questions about remodeling for re-sale? Ask on my blog at shellysappinteriors.com/blog/. Shelly Sapp is with Shelly Sapp Interiors. Call 863-991-2578, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shellysappinteriors.com.Interior design choices that make cents METRO CREATIVE IMAGESAccording to Sebring real estate agent Robbie Lynn Pella with Century 21 Advanced All Service Realty, her clients gravitate tow ard chrome or satin nickel bath Â“ xtures. Newspaper advertising targets your customers!Highlands News-Sun offers better targeting. Newspaper advertising To advertise with Highlands News-Sun, call 863-385-6155 today!
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7Is your home or your family ready for action at a momentÂs notice? Landlords should visit their properties prior to any hurricane. What happens if the property is so impacted that the tenant must move? A lease is the main governing document of any tenant-landlord relationship and while thereÂs no legal obligation for a landlord to help a tenant prepare for and recover from a natural disaster, there is a signiÂ“cant incentive for them to do so. Landlords are often obligated to their insurance company to ensure their property has the appropriate level of protection. Landlords protecting their investment by default protect their tenants, but what happens after a natural disaster when the property sustains damage or is rendered unlivable? In the case of natural disasters, the lease agreement still does not end even if the premises are destroyed. For the lease to formally terminate, one party has to take actual action to end it. The following disaster management strategies will help you prepare should disaster strike. The last thing you want is for a disaster or emergency to take place and you or your family members donÂt know what to do. As part of your preparation, establish a disaster plan. This plan covers what your family should do in case of an emergency, from how to escape every room of your home in case of Â“re to who to call if there are no adults at home. List out all exits of the home, and collect all important phone numbers and copies of all insurance cards and anything else you may need to grab in a hurry. Make sure all adults, teenagers, and any children old enough to get out without assistance within your home know how to exit if something happens and know who to call in case they need help. As a homeowner, you have home insurance to protect your home when something happens. As the policyholder, talk to your insurance broker to Â“nd out what your policy covers and whether you need additional coverage. If you live in an area that is prone to natural disaster, Â“nd out if you have coverage for events, such as Â”oods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. Learn what your insurance deductible is so you understand how much money you will need to pay in case of an emergency. When an emergency hits, it can be very difÂ“cult to take an inventory of all your possessions, especially if you must vacate your home. Before anything bad happens, take a personal inventory of all your valuables. Family heirlooms, antiques, and jewelry are a given, but also think about making digital copies of any old photographs and documents that cannot be replaced. Take pictures of each room and its contents to help with any future insurance claims, and back up your computer to a separate hard drive or to the cloud to ensure you donÂt lose anything on your personal devices. ItÂs also a good idea to invest in a Â“reproof safe, which comes in handy for storage of personal items. As part of an emergency preparedness plan, make sure every family member knows where to go in case of an emergency. This includes determining where your family meets indoors (in case of a tornado or hurricane), in the neighborhood (should you have an emergency that requires you to leave your home), outside of your neighborhood (should an emergency occur and you canÂt get back to your home), and outside of your city (in case a disaster makes it impossible for you to go home). Have some supplies stored in your home just in case. Keeping a supply of bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day), some canned and dried foods, batteries, medications and other essential items in a dry and accessible area of your home is a good way to ensure you have supplies at the ready should a natural disaster or other event come up.Is your home family prepared for a disaster?TODAYÂS REAL ESTATE Julio Seda Professional interior design now in... 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Being sold w/ remaining furnishings included. MLS#249297 INVENTORY IS SELLING FAST! TO BUY OR SELL CALL KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063$114,900 JUST LISTED! JUST LISTED! MLS#249181319 LOON AVENew on the market. This two Bdrm, 2 Bath home is located in Sebring Hills and close to shopping, restaurants & churches. This home has over 1300 sq. ft. under air and has a 14x24 ft. rear screened porch and 12x23 ft. garage. This home needs new flooring throughout as it was a rental home. Living room, family room & inside laundry room too. Check this out! $102,000 MLS#249219 800 VILLAWAY W SEBRINGNice 2BR, 2 BA open floor plan furnished w/new furniture. New a/c system. Relax on the lanai w/ extra concrete Only $200 per month assoc. fee, covers outside maintenance of buildings & insurance, lawn care, basic cable and use of two sparkling pools. Beautiful complex. Manager on site.$79,900 MLS#249176302 HERON ST Home sweet home, come swing on the front porch and enjoy the lush landscaping. Great home 4BR/2.5 BA, w/oversized garage. Lots of EXTRAS! Come take a look.$169,900 MLS#2488521125 DUANE PALMER BLVD Immaculate 3BR/2BA Large home w/ extra lot. White kitchen w/smooth surface, white plantation shutters throughout. Grand entrance w/ columns that lead into formal LR w/ built-ins.$218,000 S D, CDPE863-381-8841www.suedean.comsuedean@Remax.net VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#2480593116 WHITE OAK RD LORIDA ADORABLE 3BR/2BA COMPLETE EAT-IN KITCHEN W/KNOTTY PINT CABINETS. HUGE SCREENED IN PORCH. ACROSS FROM CANAL TO LAKE ISTOKPOGA.$93,500 EXTRA LOT MOVE IN READY VILLA SEBRING HILLS CALLING ALL FISHERMEN! VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com firstname.lastname@example.org MLS#249174NEW LISTING-AFFORDABLE HOME2 BR, 2 BA, split floor plan home located downtown Sebring area close to Sebring High School. Home interior is all tiled floors with open kitchen & dining room area also has a 1 car carport. Home currently tenant occupied. $84,900 MLS#249250 NEW LISTING-SCENIC ESTATESPricing & location canÂt be beat for this 3 BR home just minutes from Walmart, US 27, the public boat ramp and more. This new listing is on a fenced corner lot and over 1,800 square feet. Also has an exterior concrete pad. New roof in 2018 and septic 2012$150,000 MLS#249278New Listing-Sun N Lakes You will love the spaciousness of this 3/2/2 home! Modern Kitchen w/ abundance of gorgeous cabinetry, solid surface countertops, pantry + breakfast area w/lg. windows. Split bedroom plan. Lg. open living room w/ sliders opening to the oversized screened covered rear patio ideal for added entertainment area. Dining room is open to the living room Master bedroom suite has plenty of closet space, double windows permit natural light in, Large bathroom area w/addÂl closet space + double marble sink vanity w/ separate shower area. Both 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are light and bright. $167,900RENOVATED 3 BR home! This home has 70ft of frontage on small lake in Sylvan Shores. The owner has remodeled the interior with all new windows, doors, light fixtures, crown molding, tankless water heater and much more. The NEW modern kitchen will impress with its granite counters, all new SS appliances and custom wood cabinets. Call today for an upgrade list and appointment. This home wonÂt last long for only $145,000 NEW LISTING-SYLVAN SHORES D D863-381-8988 com MLS248115 $64,8003525 CEMETERY RD. Located in an area of newer homes, this is a very nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home with good rental history. Current tenant has leased for over 2 years. The garage is tiled and could be considered a bonus room or an extra bedroom if a closet is added. LIST & SELL WITH DENYELLE MLS#248828 $77,9001529 CARIBBEAN RD. Great home in desirable Sebring Falls. This doublewide has 2br/2ba w/carport, enclosed porch and a shed. Spacious rooms laminate wood flooring in kitchen & dining area and comes fully furnished. There is little extra land in the back yard. This park has clubhouse, pool and shuffleboard. Good community. MLS#248497 $219,900 1750 WASHINGTON BLVD. NW Located on beautiful Lake August this home is cute, cute, cute!! Two spacious bedrooms and 2 baths, this home boast a kitchen, family room & bonus room w/views of the lake. Two back porches, one enclosed and one is open!$129,900 MLS#24877333043 GRAND PRIX DR.This is a great starter home or retirement home with 3 BR/2 BA. Nice split floor plan. 2 car garage and enclosed back porch with window unit for AC. Fenced backyard and close to everything. NEW LISTING
SPORTSSunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_PrepsLSU wins on last-second FGAs time expired, LSU placekicker Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard Â“eld goal to put 12th ranked LSU up 22-21 over #7 Auburn. See more on page 7.INDEX | Lottery 2 | Golf 2 | Local sports 3 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 CHICAGO Â„ Blake Barnett threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to Darnell Salomon as South Florida rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Illinois 25-19 on Saturday. Barnett was 23 of 40 for 411 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and Jordan Cronkrite ran for 136 yards and a score for the Bulls (3-0). Trailing 19-7 early in the fourth quarter, Barnett cut the Illinois lead with a 14-yard pass to Salomon to make it 19-14. Two possessions later, Barnett found a leaping Randall St. Felix for a 55-yard catch, which set up a 22-yard field goal from Coby Weiss with 7:47 left. After another South Florida stop, Barnett connected with Salomon from 50 yards to score with 2:24 left to give the Bulls a 25-19 lead. For the second straight week, the Bulls rallied against a Power Five school. Last week, they scored 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter against Georgia Tech. ÂIt was very similar to last week. We unfortunately put us in this position where we had to do that,ÂŽ said Barnett. ÂWe had to make something happen. Fortunately, like last week it worked out.ÂŽ South Florida coach Charlie Strong wasnÂt thrilled with the way the Bulls began the game. ÂYou watched the way we played in the first half, never had so many penalties,ÂŽ Strong said. ÂYou look at where we are in penalties. ... But this a lesson weÂll learn, and this is a good thing.ÂŽ The Illini couldnÂt score on its final drive thanks to a sack by Tyrone Barber at the South Florida 25 with six seconds left. Freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers II threw the ball out of the end zone as time expired. Chase McLaughlin converted a field goal from 52 yards to give Illinois a 16-7 halftime lead. After a shaky first possession, Mike Epstein scored on a 43-yard touchdown run on IllinoisÂ third play from scrimmage. Epstein rushed for 113 yards on 19 carries.By CHUCK BALLAROSUN CORRESPONDENTPUNTA GORDA Â… ItÂs been a trying time for most area swim teams with the weather being what it is this time of year. Charlotte High School has especially felt it. Conditioning has fallen off as swimmers sit out one lightning delay after another, which in turn doesnÂt allow them to work on the Â“ner points of their sport. Despite that, and having only 10 boys competing, Charlotte was able to Â“nish fourth at the Tarpon Invitational on Saturday at South County Regional Park. Venice took the boys overall title. Like most other teams, they didnÂt exactly knock everything out of the park. Coaches can do a lot, but they canÂt change the weather. ÂWe were tired. The weather has been affecting us with practice time. Getting more consistency with practice and training is the big thing,ÂŽ Charlotte coach Jeff Cain said. ÂWe swam well, right at our times. It wasnÂt horrible, but not what weÂre able to do right now.ÂŽ Casey Keller, who reached the podium in the relays and placed in the top 10 in the 200 and 500 freestyles, said the weather has had an impact. ÂWeÂve gotten out of practice in the afternoon because of lightning. Not being able to train consistently has been a setback, but weÂre making due,ÂŽ Keller said. ÂWeÂre doing better than expected considering all the lightning. There have been rough practices and conditioning is an issue. The Tarpons Â“nished third in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. Dylan Hacker placed second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM. Joshua Eaton was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 breaststroke, and Carl Eisen was third in the 100 freestyle. By NOAH TRISTERAP SPORTS WRITERTOLEDO, Ohio Â„ Malik Rosier threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more, and No. 21 Miami outlasted upset-minded Toledo 49-24 on Saturday. The Hurricanes (2-1) never trailed and led 21-0 late in the Â“rst half, but Toledo (1-1) twice pulled back to within a touchdown. Even then, however, the defending MidAmerican Conference champion couldnÂt stop Rosier and Miami. Rosier threw for 205 yards and ran for 80, and Jeff Thomas had Â“ve catches for 105 yards and a TD. The Hurricanes lost standout safety Jaquan Johnson late in the second quarter to an apparent injury. He was back on the sideline using a stationary bike during the second half, but MiamiÂs defense was not the same without him. Toledo scored touchdowns on its last possession of the Â“rst half and its Â“rst two of the second, but the early hole was too much to overcome. Mitchell Guadagni threw for two TDs for the Rockets. Rosier scored on runs of 5 and 2 yards By MARK LONGAP SPORTS WRITERGAINESVILLE, Fla. Â„ Freddie Swain scored twice, including on an 85-yard punt return, and Florida beat Colorado State 48-10 Saturday in a game dubbed the ÂBuyout Bowl.ÂŽ Feleipe Franks also threw two touchdown passes, giving him nine in three games and matching his total from last season. The Gators (2-1) were far from perfect offensively, though, Â“nishing with 341 yards or more than 200 fewer than the Rams (1-3) had been giving up this season. Franks had a few highlights, including an 18-yard strike to Swain in the second quarter and an even better deep ball to Van Jefferson in the fourth. Jordan Scarlett had a 30-yard touchdown run in the second, his Â“rst trip to the end zone in nearly two years. The Gators were otherwise average on that side of the ball. Special teams were a different story. Tyrie Cleveland recovered a blocked punt for a score, and Swain delivered the fourth-longest punt return for a touchdown in school history. That was enough to put away the Rams in a game that served as a reminder of ex-coach Jim McElwainÂs success at Colorado State and his failure at Florida. The Gators will pay the Rams a whopping $2 million for the game, part of McElwainÂs $7 million buyout to leave Fort Collins for Gainesville late in the 2014 season. McElwain didnÂt last long enough at Florida to be around for the game against his former team. He is now the receivers coach at Michigan. Franks completed 8 of 15 passes for 119 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception. Scarlett ran six times for 56 yards.Miami rolls past Toledo 49-24 AP PHOTOMiami Hurricanes wide receiver Je Thomas catches a touchdown pass against Toledo during the Â“rst half of the game.MIAMI | 8Tarpon boys do more with less SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNO Port CharlotteÂs Kevin Janson-Dugar competes in the 200 YD Freestyle event at the Tarpon Invite held on Saturday.TARPON | 3Swain scores twice, Florida handles Colorado State 48-10 AP PHOTOFlorida running back Jordan Scarlett runs during the second half of SaturdayÂs game.FLORIDA | 8 PREP SPORTS: Tarpon Invite CFB: Miami 49, Toledo 24 CFB: USF 25, Illinois 19 CFB: Florida 48, Colorado State 10Barnett rallies USF to 25-19 winUSF | 8 PUNTA GORDA PORT CHARLOTTE NORTH PORT ENGLEWOOD VENICE SARASOTA BRADENTON NAPLES FT. MYERS BONI TA SPRINGS BESHOME SE BESTHOME SERVICES H Â€ Air Conditioning Â€ Electrical Â€ Plumbing Â€ Drains Call Today! 941-777-4592 ES Family Owned Since 1980 BE PREPARED! 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Giants at DallasROWING10:30 p.m. NBCSN Â„ FISA World Championships, at Plovdiv, Bulgaria (same-day tape)SOCCER8:30 a.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Wolverhampton vs. Burnley 9:30 a.m. FS1 Â„ Bundesliga, Werder Bremen vs. Nuremberg 11 a.m. NBCSN Â„ Premier League, Everton vs. West Ham 11:55 a.m. ESPNEWS Â„ Serie A, Empoli vs. Lazio Noon FS2 Â„ Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. VfB Stuttgart 1 p.m. ESPN Â„ MLS, N.Y. Red Bulls at D.C. United 5 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS, Orlando City at Chicago By DICK SCANLONASSOCIATED PRESSST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Â„ Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the eighth inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays set back the playoff-chasing Oakland Athletics with a 7-5 win Saturday night. Oakland remains 1 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the top AL wild card after New York lost to Toronto earlier in the day. The AÂs have dropped two of three since winning six straight. BauersÂ homer was just the second allowed by Familia (4-2) since he was acquired by Oakland on July 21 from the Mets. Bauers busted a 4-for-65 slump with three hits and four RBIs. Andrew Kittredge (22) retired Mark Canha with the bases loaded in the eighth to preserve a 4-4 tie and win a game in which both teams used relievers as openers. Tampa Bay and Oakland have been at the forefront of that trend this season. Sergio Romo got his 20th save despite giving up a homer to Matt Chapman in the ninth. It was ChapmanÂs 23rd homer. Brandon Lowe hit a two-run homer in the second to put Tampa Bay ahead, and Jed Lowrie made it 2-1 in the third with a single off Yonny Chirinos. Chirinos then retired 10 in a row before Matt Olson tied it in the sixth with his 27th home run. Kevin Kiermaier hit an RBI triple and scored on BauersÂ sacrifice fly for a 4-2 lead in the sixth, but CanhaÂs pinch-hit double helped the AÂs tie it at 4 in the seventh.TRAINERÂS ROOMAthletics: OF Chad Pinder was in the leadoff spot after stumbling over the bullpen mound while chasing a foul ball Friday night. Rays: Manager Kevin Cash said Romo is fine after the reliever Âdinged his knee up a little bitÂŽ while working a perfect ninth inning Friday night. ... INF Daniel Robertson, rehabbing after season-ending left thumb surgery, resumed taking grounders at second base and shortstop. UP NEXTRHP Mike Fiers (5-0, 2.72 in seven starts since being acquired from Detroit) will pitch SundayÂs series Â“nale against a Rays starter to be named.Bauers lifts Rays over AÂs, who fail to close on Yanks AP PHOTOTampa Bay RaysÂ Jake Bauers, right, gets doused with water by Tampa Bay RaysÂ Ji-Man Choi, of South Korea, left, and Willy Adames, center, after the Rays defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-5 during SaturdayÂs game. By TOM JONESTIMES SPORTS COLUMNISTBRANDON Â„ Was the Lightning asleep at the wheel when superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson was traded from Ottawa to San Jose on Thursday? Did Steve Yzerman stepping aside as Lightning general manager distract the franchise from making a move on Karlsson? Was the Lightning ever close to getting Karlsson? The answer to all three of these questions is no. Will the Lightning regret not adding one of the best defensemen of his generation? That remains to be seen. No doubt, Lightning fans are frustrated and maybe even a little angry that the Lightning didnÂt pull off the trade for Karlsson, especially after seeing how little the Sharks gave up. But hereÂs the real deal behind the deal: The Lightning was never that close to getting Karlsson and was unlikely to ever pull off such a trade. The Senators had little interest in trading Karlsson within their own division. That eliminated the Lightning unless Tampa Bay was willing to give up a kingÂs ransom. And even then it appears the Senators werenÂt committed. In the end, Karlsson coming to Tampa Bay was nothing more than wishful thinking for Lightning fans. For months there had been speculation that the Senators, about to begin a major rebuilding project, were going to trade the 28-year-old Karlsson, who can become a free agent after this season. A bunch of teams started lining up and the rumor mill put the Lightning at the top of the list to land the former two-time Norris Trophy winner. Much of that had to do with a fun scene at the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa. Karlsson hung around with good friend, fellow Swede and Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman. Karlsson dressed up like a pirate during Gasparilla and it looked like Tampa Bay and Karlsson were winking and playing footsie with one another. Rumors heated up even more during the summer. A handful of teams seemed to be in on the Karlsson sweepstakes. Again, the Lightning was on the list with a variety of scenarios, other teams and big-time names being Â”oated as trade bait. Names included veterans such as Ryan Callahan, Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn. Brayden Point seemed untouchable, but his name came up, too. Young defenseman Mikhail Sergachev seemed like a name that made the most sense. But nothing ever happened. Until Thursday. ThatÂs when the Senators sent Karlsson and minor-leaguer to San Jose for what seems like an underwhelming haul: forwards Chris Tierney and Rudolfs Balcers, prospect Josh Norris, defenseman Dylan DeMelo, a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick, a conditional 2020 Â“rst-round draft pick and a conditional 2021 second-round draft pick. Heck, couldnÂt the Lightning do better than that? Sergachev, a prospect and a couple of picks, maybe? Again, the Senators did not want to trade Karlsson to Tampa Bay or anywhere in the Eastern Conference. That became evident when Ottawa attached an interesting piece to the trade. If the Sharks are to Â”ip Karlsson to an Eastern Conference team, they have to give Ottawa a Â“rst-round pick. But this needs to be pointed out: While it appears the Lightning was never all that close in getting Karlsson, it never totally gave up on the idea and kept in touch with Ottawa. Now, a cynical fan would suggest that, perhaps, the Lightning lost focus and dropped off the Karlsson radar as it was trying to shift the duties of general manager from Yzerman to Julien BriseBois. While that was being sorted out, the Sharks snuck in and snatched Karlsson away. ThatÂs not the case. First off, BriseBois has always been in on every trade conversation that Lightning has had. He has been YzermanÂs right-hand man and Yzerman never made any deal without consulting with BriseBois and others in the organization. As far as the shifting of general manager duties, while the official announcement was made on Tuesday, the baton from Yzerman and BriseBois had been passed well before then, perhaps even weeks ago. So, last question: will the Lightning regret not getting Karlsson? ThereÂs no doubt that Karlsson is a special player. But to get him, the Lightning would have had to give up at least a couple of major pieces off its current roster and then find the money under the salary cap to sign Karlsson to a hefty long-term deal. That would have weakened the overall roster now and in the future. The Lightning has a Stanley Cup contender without Karlsson. While this might seem hard to believe, the Lightning doesnÂt need Karlsson. Not that it was ever close to getting him anyway. MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 5Why the Lightning did not get Erik Karlsson NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning GRAND BLANC, Mich. Â„ Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert. Coming off a successful title defense two weeks ago in Calgary, Alberta, played an early three-hole stretch in 4 under Â„ making an eagle on the par-4 12th. He had six birdies and a bogey on his second nine, birdieing the last three and four of the Â“nal Â“ve. ÂI made a lot of putts. I drove the ball well, which youÂve got to do here,ÂŽ McCarron said. ÂYouÂve got to put the ball in play Â“rst and then youÂve got to make a lot of putts, and today I was able to make a bunch of putts.ÂŽ He chipped in on the par-4 ninth for his Â“nal birdie. ÂI had a decent lie there. It wasnÂt a difÂ“cult chip, but it wasnÂt one I was really thinking about making,ÂŽ McCarron said. ÂBut I hit a beautiful chip there and it just rolled right in, caught the left edge. Great way to Â“nish.ÂŽ Lehman shot his second straight 67, and Maggert had a 68 to match McCarron at 10-under 135. The 49-year-old Lehman won in Iowa in June for his 11th senior title. ÂUnless somebody just goes crazy, itÂs always been the case that the course tends to bunch the players,ÂŽ Lehman said. ÂIf you drive it well, youÂre going to be able to attack pins, and the greens are so perfect, youÂre going to make putts. So scores tend to be low here and thereÂs going to be a lot of guys shooting low, so thereÂs the possibility for Â“reworks tomorrow.ÂŽ The 53-year-old McCarron has seven PGA Tour Champions victories, also winning in Wisconsin in June. He won three times on the PGA Tour. ÂIÂve had a lot of opportunities over the last couple months to win tournaments and my game feels good,ÂŽ McCarron said. ÂYesterday I played very nicely, I just didnÂt make any putts, so today I was able to play well and Â“nally the putts started dropping.ÂŽ Mark OÂMeara had a 64 to join Tom Byrum (66), Paul Broadhurst (68) and Esteban Toledo (69) at 9 under. ÂItÂs obviously very exciting to come back,ÂŽ the 61-year-old OÂMeara said. ÂWeÂre thrilled that Ally stepped up to the plate to bring golf back to the Grand Blanc-Flint area, come back to Warwick Hills, where we played so many times on the PGA Tour. ItÂs brought back a lot of fond memories.ÂŽMcCarron shoots 63 for share of Warwick Hills lead GOLF: Champions Tour
The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3 The Tarpon girls Â“nished seventh. Lindsey Akins was the only girl to reach the podium with a third in one-meter diving. Riverview won the girls title. Port Charlotte brought many more swimmers from its young team and the inexperience showed as nobody on the boys or girls teams made the top three. As a rebuilding team, they did improve on their times, which made coach J.R. Whaley very happy. ÂWe did pretty well. It was good way to end the early part of the season for us,ÂŽ Whaley said. ÂWe got some fast times on the kids. With 16 teams here, they were challenged and it shows us how weÂre doing.ÂŽ For the girls, freshman Daisy Marquardt was sixth in the 100 breaststroke, 10th in the medley while Evelyn Negrette took Â“fth in the 100 butterÂ”y. The Pirates were sixth in the 200-freestyle relay. The boys swam well in the relays, while Kevin Janson-Dugan Â“nished sixth in the 100 backstroke and Oscar Marquardt was fourth in the breaststroke. Karl Myers was among those who improved, lopping off time in the 200 and 500 freestyle. ÂI knew my team was cheering me on and I didnÂt want to let them down. They help me a lot. I canÂt do it without them,ÂŽ Myers said. Tarpon Invitational At Charlotte High School Punta Gorda Girls RIVERVIEW 377.5, BARRON COLLIER 302, SARASOTA 276, GULF COAST 275.5, VENICE 244, LAKEWOOD RANCH 187, CHARLOTTE 156, PORT CHARLOTTE 137, NAPLES 104, EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN 67, COMMUNITY SCHOOL 59, OASIS 34, SARASOTA CHRISTIAN 29 200 Medley Relay: 1. Barron Collier (Maquinn Havig, Nugget Feehery, Zoe Hendrickx, Emma Feehery) 1:52.79, 2. Riverview 1:53.01, 3. Venice 1:53.87; 200 freestyle: 1. Emma Weyant (RIV) 1:54.08, 2. Christina Cianciolo (RIV) 1:57.54, 3. Maquinn Havig (BC) 1:59.44; 200 IM: 1. Isabel Traba (SAR) 2:10.40, 2. Grace Hu (RIV) 2:12.84, 3. Zoe Hendrickx (BC) 2:13.85; 50 freestyle: 1. Nugget Feehery (BC) 24.69, 2. Brooke Boling (GC) 25.03, 3. Grace Muesing (GC) 26.81; 1-meter diving: 1. Katherine Carr (CSN) 376.45, 2. Lilly Metsch (BC) 307.65, 3. Lindsey Akins (CHS) 250.05; 100 butterÂ”y: 1. Isabel Traba (SAR) 57.56, 2. Luci Lozano (RIV) 1:01.71, 3. Keely Radloff (LR) 1:01.91; 100 freestyle: 1. Maquinn Havig (BC) 54.62, 2. Brooke Boling (GC) 55.26, 3. Ashley Kephart (VEN) 55.42; 500 freestyle: 1. Sumner Chmielewski (SAR) 5:09.42, 2. Christina Cianciolo (RIV) 5:13.42, 3. Savannah Barr (RIV) 5:13.67; 200 freestyle relay: 1. Barron Collier (Nugget Feehery, Emma Feehery, Lexy Maulsby, Maquinn Havig) 1:43.54, 2. Gulf Coast 1:43.94, 3. Venice 1:45.34; 100 backstroke: 1. Kristen Nutter (VEN) 1:00.87, 2. Emile Massengale (LR) 1:01.05, 3. Luci Lozano (RIV) 1:03.32; 100 breaststroke: 1. Emma Weyant (RIV) 1:08.43, 2. Olivia Owens (GC) 1:09.27, 3. Nugger Feehery (BC) 1:10.45; 400 freestyle relay: 1. Riverview (Savannah Barr, Christina Cianciolo, Isabel Kishpaugh, Emma Weyant) 3:44.97, 2. Venice 3:47.89, 3. Barron Collier 3:49.02. Boys VENICE 361, RIVERVIEW 339.5, BARRON COLLIER 309, CHARLOTTE 242, GULF COAST 166, SARASOTA 165, LAKEWOOD RANCH 159, PORT CHARLOTTE 121.5, COMMUNITY SCHOOL 118, NAPLES 80, OASIS 39, EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN 37, SARASOTA CHRISTIAN 19, FIRST BAPTIST 19 200 Medley Relay: 1. Riverview (Jason Brzozowski, Parker Schmidt, Maciej Tadla, Alexander Gardner) 1:43.66, 2. Gulf Coast 1:43.94, 3. Charlotte 1:44.05; 1. Wesley Kephart (VEN) 1:46.24, 2. Brendan Peacock (EVA) 1:47.07, 3. Ian Brann (VEN) 1:47.16; 200 IM: 1. Mason Laur (BC) 1:56.41, 2. Arik Katz (VEN) 1:58.39, 3. Dylan Hacker (CHS) 1:59.26; 50 freestyle: 1. Emmett Gillen (GC) 22.31, 2. Joshua Eaton (CHS) 22.50, 3. Andrew Garner (BC) 22.72; 1-meter diving: 1. Sam Drew (BC) 288.6, 2. Cameron Hochman (CSN) 265.40, 3. Cash Kruysman (VEN) 254.35; 100 butterÂ”y: 1. Sebastian Aguirre (LR) 50.82, 3. Mason Laur (BC) 51.63, 3. Chasen Dubs (VEN) 54.23; 100 freestyle: 1. Anton Sunyak (BC) 49.29, 2. Jared Repassy (SAR) 49.43, 3. Carl Eisen (CHS) 51.03; 1. Brendan Peacock (ECS) 4:45.88, 2. Jason Brzozowski (RIV) 4:46.14, 3. Alexander Gardner (RIV) 4:50.61; 200 freestyle relay: 1. Vence (Chasen Dubs, Wesley Kephart, Rene Strezenicky, Ian Brann) 1:28.02, 2. Barron Collier 1:30.18, 3. Gulf Coast 1.34.43; 100 backstroke: 1. Ian Brann (VEN) 55.14, 2. Sebastian Aguirre (LR) 55.60, 3. Chasen Dubs (VEN) 56.91; 100 breasetstroke: 1. Andrew Garner (BC) 1:00.68, 2. Dylan Hacker (CHS) 1:00.93, 3. Joshua Eaton (CHS) 1:03.31; 400 freestyle relay: 1. Barron Collier (Jacob Connor, Mason Laur, Andrew Garner, Anton Sunyak) 3:16.67, 2. Venice 3:17.55, 3. Charlotte 3:25.08.TARPONFROM PAGE 1By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORDepth and a storng core have made the Tarpons boys golf roster formidable opponent. The team features two seniors, who have a rich history with the sport, and itÂs that invaluable experience with the game that provides a number of intangibles that are part of a deep team, one with 14 players. ÂWe have two kids who can hang with anyone in the area,ÂŽ said Scott Harvey, Charlotte Tarpons boys coach. ÂTheyÂre high competitive against one another.ÂŽ Billy Brumbaugh and Jacob Smith anchor the Tarpons team, with each golfer having been medalists this year. BrumbaughÂs father introduced him to the game of golf as a 3-year-old. ÂI have a passion for it,ÂŽ said Brumbaugh, who lists Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as two players he enjoys watching. Jacob Smith decided to follow in his fatherÂs footsteps. playing golf the past four years, his father is Richard Smith, who is the chairman of the Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor and of the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. It was a familial matter for Jackson Varner as well, who was introduced to the game by his grandfather. Varner went from cutting greens and fairways, to working on his game on the links. However, there are two members of the team, who werenÂt introduced to the game until recently, Connor Croke, only began playing seriously four months ago, picking up the game at the suggestion of his father. ÂHeÂs worked hard,ÂŽ said Harvey. ÂHe has a very athletic swing. He has to learn the golf mind set and to manage the course. He hits a 5-iron longer than most people hit a driver. He hit an 8-iron 175 yards and almost holed out at the Venice Country Club.ÂŽ Bryce Hayse began taking golf more seriously during his sophomore year. ÂBryce is also a baseball player,ÂŽ said Harvey. ÂHeÂs learning the game.ÂŽ Niko Duggins moved to Punta Gorda from Chicago, and has impressed Harvey with his driving and long iron play. The Tarpons had a strong showing in the St. John Neumann Invitational at the Hibiscus Golf Club in Naples. Several team members posted personal bests for 18 holes. Billy Brumbaugh Â“nished fourth overall, carding a 72. Jacob Smith recorded a 73. Bryce Hayse was 8-over par and Connor Croke, playing in his Â“rst 18 hole tournament Â“nished with an 89. Jackson Varner Â“nished the round with a 99. ÂBilly played a very solid round of golf with his even par 72,ÂŽ said Harvey. ÂIÂm looking forward to seeing him strive to best that score in districts. Our Sergeant Hulka of the team, Jacob Smith, also had a good day with a bunch of birdies. Then thereÂs Bruce who took off eight strokes from his best. Tarpon golf is heating up and is fun to watch!ÂŽ The Tarpons were in action on Saturday in the Lakewood Ranch Invitational and Jacob Smith led the Tarpons carding a 77 for 18 holes. Brumbaugh posted a score of 81, Hayse and Croke both shot 98, Varner 98 and Duggins 106. ÂJacob returned with a good 77 from 6800 yards,ÂŽ said Harvey. ÂAs a team, we struggled with the course playing longer, but Jacob was right there. I think the longer the better for that guy.ÂŽTarpons golf features strong nucleus VARNER HAYSE SMITH BRUMBAUGH By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORThereÂs a new amenity at the Wallace Keller Stadium Complex. A new giant screen will allow spectators, athletes and students to get a closer look at the action on the Â“eld. The project has been years in the making, according to Wallace Keller, Charlotte Tarpons booster club board member.The screen was in operation at Friday nightÂs Tarpons football game vs. Ida Baker, with Charlotte High School student Thomas Kontos manning the controls. For the past 30 years, the booster club has held a number of fundraisers, and through the support of the organization, the school and the community, have seen a number of projects come to fruition. ÂWeÂre really proud that we can do something like this,ÂŽ said Keller. ÂWeÂre happy to be able to participate in something like this, and for the community, thatÂs really who this is for. WeÂve been working on this for almost three years. This was on a trailer. It was a portable unit at one point.ÂŽ However, itÂs not just the screenÂs presence at the stadium that has people brimming with enthusiasm and optimism, itÂs the variables and components that are behind the scenes, providing life to an entity that a short time ago was only an idea on paper and a topic of discussion. ÂThe coolest thing about this is it isnÂt teacher driven, itÂs student driven,ÂŽ said Brian Nolan, Charlotte High School athletic director. ÂWe have a TV class that will be running the board. TheyÂll be in a control room and there will be a producer. TheyÂll have two people on computers and theyÂll be directing the show.ÂŽ The next Tarpons home game will feature wireless cameras, another production component that should make the game more entertaining for the fans, said Bill Markstahler, Charlotte High School booster club board member. The students who are involved with the presentation, earn class credit and it serves as an invaluable resource, allowing students to gain practical experience, something they can put on their resume when theyÂre applying for jobs. The screen will be used for a variety of events, including Relay for Life, Hall of Fame night, Senior Movie Night and Homecoming, said Markstahler.A different perspective SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNO CharlotteÂs new video screen will bring spectators closer to the action. MONDAYGolf Venice at Core Invite at Club at Eaglebrooke, 8:30 a.m. Volleyball Port Charlotte at Island Coast, 7 p.m. North Port at Booker, 7 p.m. Swimming Port Charlotte vs. Outdoor Academy, 10 a.m. TUESDAYGolf Lemon Bay Â„ Boys vs Booker at Long Marsh, 3:30 p.m. North Port Â… Boys vs. Port Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. Port Charlotte Â… Girls at Hardee, 4 p.m. Port Charlotte Â… Boys at North Port, 3:30 p.m. Venice Â„ Girls vs. Lakewood Ranch at Capri Isles, 3:30 p.m. Swimming Lemon Bay vs Port Charlotte/Venice, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball Charlotte vs. North Fort Myers, 7 p.m. Venice vs. Manatee, 6 p.m PREP SPORTSBy BRUCE ROBINSSUN CORRESPONDENTThings were going as expected midway through the Â“rst game of the championship match of the annual Battle At The Beach volleyball tournament Saturday afternoon. The Venice Indians jumped out to an early lead over Tampa Plant and were cruising along with a 13-5 advantage. But after a Panther timeout, the momentum began to shift. Venice held on to capture the Â“rst game, but Plant came back to win the title, 23-25, 25-19, 15-6. ÂWe started off the match like bandits, but I really think the match was lost in the second half of the Â“rst game,ÂŽ Indians coach Brian Wheatley said. ÂWe had a really good lead on them, 15-8, and even though they didnÂt win that Â“rst game, they got a lot of momentum. We kind of took our foot off the pedal, they got a lot of momentum and they carried that into the second game and then obviously into the third game.ÂŽ Plant closed within a point at the end of game one before Paige Canevari Â“nished it off with a kill. The second game was much closer, with Venice maintaining a slight advantage before the Panthers took their Â“rst lead of the afternoon at 109. After a Venice timeout, the Indians ran off Â“ve straight points behind the serving of freshman Ireland Ferguson to take a 15-13 lead. But Plant rallied back, and the score was tied four more times before the Panthers scored seven of the last eight points to even the match. The third game was all Panthers. Following a 1-1 tie, Plant reeled off ten straight points to take a commanding lead and held on from there. ÂThe third game was all heart,ÂŽ Plant coach Vanja Todorovic said. ÂThis team from Venice really knows the game and plays very well. Our girls really upped their game and upped their level and played very, very well. Venice always gives us good competition and pushes us outside of our comfort zone. Today we played one of our best games.ÂŽ ÂPlant deserved to win it. They were hungrier than us,ÂŽ Wheatley said. ÂItÂs just something that weÂve got to learn from and move forward.ÂŽ ÂI told the girls that none of our goals have been destroyed ,ÂŽ Wheatley continued. ÂObviously itÂs hard to lose the Â“rst match of the season but weÂve got to take the next step and grow from it. I never like to lose, but when I do, when the other team deserves to win, IÂm the Â“rst one to say they deserved to win. Plant deserved to win the match. They played better than us.ÂŽ The Indians defeated Ransom Everglades, Clearwater Central Catholic, and Barron Collier in pool play, then disposed of Ocala Forest in the semiÂ“nals. With its Â“rst defeat of the season, Venice fell to 12-1 on the season, while Plant remained unbeaten at 11-0. ÂPaige Canevari was incredible this whole weekend. Just made a lot of great sets,ÂŽ Wheatley said. ÂI thought Sadie Kluner was incredible on the right side and our middles (Carley Faulkner and Aja Jones) played well too. Paradise Gibson had a great tournament as well. Tournaments are two out of three, so itÂs not like you have time to recover.ÂŽTampa Plant takes beach volleyball tournament AREA SPORTS: Charlotte Tarpons PREP VOLLEYBALL: Tampa Plant 2, Venice 1 PREP SHOWCASE: Charlotte Tarpons boys golf
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY z-Boston 102 47 .685 Â„ Â„ 7-3 W-1 53-21 49-26 New York 91 57 .615 10 Â„ 5-5 L-1 49-25 42-32 Tampa Bay 81 66 .551 20 8 7-3 W-1 47-26 34-40 Toronto 66 82 .446 35 23 4-6 W-1 37-37 29-45 Baltimore 42 106 .284 59 47 2-8 L-2 25-48 17-58 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY x-Cleveland 83 65 .561 Â„ Â„ 5-5 W-1 45-29 38-36 Minnesota 67 81 .453 16 22 4-6 L-3 43-31 24-50 Detroit 60 88 .405 23 29 5-5 L-1 36-38 24-50 Chicago 59 89 .399 24 30 3-7 W-3 28-47 31-42 Kansas City 52 96 .351 31 37 6-4 W-3 30-46 22-50 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Houston 93 55 .628 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-1 41-33 52-22 Oakland 90 59 .604 3 Â„ 7-3 L-1 46-29 44-30 Seattle 81 66 .551 11 8 5-5 W-2 41-33 40-33 Los Angeles 73 75 .493 20 16 6-4 L-2 36-37 37-38 Texas 63 84 .429 29 26 3-7 W-1 32-43 31-41 z-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Atlanta 83 65 .561 Â„ Â„ 7-3 L-1 38-35 45-30 Philadelphia 76 71 .517 6 5 4-6 W-2 45-29 31-42 Washington 75 74 .503 8 7 6-4 W-1 37-37 38-37 New York 69 79 .466 14 12 7-3 L-1 33-42 36-37 Miami 57 91 .385 26 24 2-8 L-5 34-41 23-50 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Chicago 87 61 .588 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-3 47-26 40-35 Milwaukee 85 64 .570 2 Â„ 7-3 L-1 46-28 39-36 St. Louis 81 68 .544 6 1 4-6 L-4 39-35 42-33 Pittsburgh 73 74 .497 13 8 7-3 W-1 40-34 33-40 Cincinnati 63 86 .423 24 19 4-6 L-3 36-40 27-46 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY Colorado 81 66 .551 Â„ Â„ 6-4 L-1 41-33 40-33 Los Angeles 82 67 .550 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-4 39-36 43-31 Arizona 78 71 .523 4 4 3-7 L-1 37-35 41-36 San Francisco 69 79 .466 12 12 1-9 W-1 40-33 29-46 San Diego 59 89 .399 22 22 5-5 L-1 27-46 32-43 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLNATIONALS 7, BRAVES 1 W ASHINGTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Eaton rf 4 1 1 2 2 1 .291 S everino c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 T urner ss 5 1 1 0 1 2 .267 Harper cf-rf 2 1 0 0 3 2 .246 Rendon 3b 4 0 2 2 1 1 .296 S oto lf 2 2 1 1 3 0 .304 Reynolds 1b 5 0 1 1 0 1 .261 Difo 2b 3 1 0 0 2 1 .238 Grace p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Kieboom c 2 1 0 0 2 0 .211 d-Robles ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Hellickson p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .063 a-Stevenson ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 Rodriguez p 1 0 1 1 0 0 .188 S anchez 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 T OTALS 32 7 7 7 14 11 A TLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. A cuna lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .296 A lbies 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .273 F.Freeman 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .304 Markakis rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .306 S uzuki c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .272 Rivera c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 Inciarte cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .261 Culberson 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .277 S wanson ss 1 0 0 0 2 0 .241 T eheran p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 S .Freeman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 S obotka p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 b-Tucker ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237 T oussaint p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 J ackson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fried p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 c-Duda ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 V izcaino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --T OTALS 28 1 2 1 4 2 W ASHINGTON 100 103 110Â„7 7 1 A TLANTA 100 000 000Â„1 2 0 a-pinch hit for Hellickson in the 4th. bw alked for Sobotka in the 5th. c-popped out f or Fried in the 8th. d-struck out for Kieboom in the 9th. E Â„ Hellickson (1). LOB Â„ Washington 13, A tlanta 5. 2B Â„ Eaton (17), Rendon (40), Reynolds (7). RBIs Â„ Eaton 2 (29), Rendon 2 (73), Soto (63), Reynolds (40), Rodriguez (1), F.Freeman (87). SB Â„ Eaton (8), Soto 3 (5), Difo 2 (9). CS Â„ Turner (9). SF Â„ F.Freeman. S Â„ Rodriguez. Runners left in scoring position Â„ W ashington 8 (Turner 3, Reynolds 4, Difo); A tlanta 2 (F.Freeman, Teheran). RISP Â„ W ashington 4 for 11; Atlanta 0 for 2. Runners moved up Â„ Kieboom. W ASHINGTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hellickson 3 2 1 0 1 1 60 3.45 Rodriguez, W, 3-2 4.2 0 0 0 3 1 75 5.33 Grace 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.65 A TLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA T eheran, L, 9-8 4 3 2 2 6 7 90 3.97 S .Freeman .2 0 0 0 1 1 18 4.50 S obotka .1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.89 T oussaint 1 2 3 3 4 0 25 4.67 J ackson 1 1 1 1 1 1 18 4.54 Fried 1 1 1 1 1 1 25 3.34 V izcaino 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 1.60 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Grace 2-0, S obotka 1-0. WP Â„ Rodriguez. Umpires Â„ Home, Manny Gonzalez; First, Phil Cuzzi; S econd, Jeff Nelson; Third, Laz Diaz. T Â„ 3 :41. A Â„ 36,050 (41,149).DODGERS 17, CARDINALS 4LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Pederson lf 6 1 3 0 0 2 .246 T urner 3b 3 2 3 0 1 0 .318 Dozier 2b 1 1 1 0 0 0 .218 Machado ss 5 1 1 2 0 0 .299 Hernandez 3b-1b 0 1 0 0 1 0 .236 Muncy 1b 1 2 1 1 4 0 .258 1-Locastro pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .182 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-Toles ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 .222 Farmer 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Grandal c 3 1 1 0 2 1 .237 Barnes c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .203 Bellinger cf-1b 5 3 3 6 1 0 .260 Urias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Puig rf 6 3 3 7 0 1 .272 Utley 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224 b-Taylor ph-2b-ss 1 0 0 0 1 1 .249 Hill p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .111 Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Kemp ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 Baez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Verdugo ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257 T OTALS 41 17 16 16 10 9 S T. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Bader cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .267 Martinez rf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .301 DeJong ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .232 Ozuna lf 2 1 0 0 1 0 .277 e-OÂNeill ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 Gyorko 3b 2 1 1 0 1 1 .267 f -Garcia ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .219 W isdom 1b 4 1 2 4 0 0 .231 W ong 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .268 W eaver p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 h-Kelly ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .114 Gant p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .069 W ebb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Mayers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Garcia ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Leone p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --S hreve p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Pena c 2 0 1 0 0 1 .203 T OTALS 32 4 5 4 4 11 LOS ANGELES 200 152 034Â„17 16 0 S T. LOUIS 000 400 000Â„4 5 1 a-struck out for Mayers in the 5th. b-walked f or Utley in the 7th. c-grounded out for Floro in the 7th. d-struck out for Baez in the 8th. e-lined out for Ozuna in the 8th. f-struck out f or Gyorko in the 8th. g-reached on error f or Madson in the 9th. h-grounded out for Weaver in the 9th. 1-ran for Muncy in the 8th. E Â„ Wisdom (3). LOB Â„ Los Angeles 8, St. Louis 5. 2B Â„ Dozier (29). HR Â„ Machado (35), off Gant; Puig (19), off Gant; Puig (20), off Mayers; Puig (21), off Weaver; Bellinger (23), off Weaver; Wisdom (4), off Hill. RBIs Â„ Machado 2 (95), Muncy (65), Bellinger 6 (71), Puig 7 (58), Wisdom 4 (10). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Los A ngeles 4 (Machado, Bellinger 2, Puig); St. Louis 1 (Molina). RISP Â„ Los Angeles 6 for 14; St. Louis 1 for 2. Runners moved up Â„ Machado, Grandal. GIDP Â„ Machado, Kemp. DP Â„ St. Louis 2 (DeJong, Wong, Wisdom), (Wong, DeJong, Wisdom). LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hill, W, 9-5 5 2 4 4 4 8 84 4.02 Floro 1 2 0 0 0 0 15 2.15 Baez 1 1 0 0 0 1 18 3.18 Madson 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 5.73 Urias 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 S T. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gant, L, 7-6 4.1 6 6 6 4 4 75 3.53 Webb 0 1 1 1 0 0 6 5.09 Mayers .2 1 1 1 0 1 10 4.50 Leone .2 3 2 2 0 0 13 4.98 Shreve 1 2 0 0 2 1 25 3.93 Weaver 2.1 3 7 3 4 3 60 4.95 Webb pitched to 1 batter in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Webb 3-2, Mayers 2-2, Shreve 1-1, Weaver 1-0. HBP Â„ Gant (Turner). WP Â„ Gant. Umpires Â„ Home, James Hoye; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Quinn Wolcott; Third, Marvin Hudson. T Â„ 3:32. A Â„ 45,481 (45,538).INDIANS 15, TIGERS 0DETROIT AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Candelario 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .227 Stewart lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Castellanos rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .295 Mahtook rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .207 Martinez dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 a-Sltlmccha ph-dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Adduci 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .279 b-Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 McCann c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .219 Jones cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .209 Reyes cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .240 Lugo 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Kozma ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .152 TOTALS 28 0 2 0 4 9 CLEVELAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Lindor ss 5 1 1 1 0 0 .282 3-Gonzalez pr-ss 1 0 1 0 0 0 .286 Brantley lf 3 3 2 1 2 0 .307 Guyer lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 Ramirez 2b 4 3 3 2 1 0 .282 4-Rosales pr-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Encarnacion dh 3 3 2 2 1 0 .239 1-Davis pr-dh 2 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Alonso 1b 6 3 3 2 0 0 .242 Cabrera rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .276 G.Allen rf-cf 1 0 1 0 1 0 .241 Diaz 3b 6 1 1 1 0 1 .280 Kipnis cf 1 0 1 2 0 0 .228 2-Barnes pr-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .429 R.Perez c 3 0 1 2 0 0 .160 Haase c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 42 15 18 14 6 2 DETROIT 000 000 000Â„0 2 4 CLEVELAND 652 200 00XÂ„15 18 0 a-walked for Martinez in the 4th. b-struck out for Adduci in the 9th. 1-ran for Encarnacion in the 4th. 2-ran for Kipnis in the 5th. 3-ran for Lindor in the 5th. 4-ran for Ramirez in the 6th. E Â„ Castellanos (3), Adduci 2 (6), Lugo (2). LOB Â„ Detroit 5, Cleveland 13. 2B Â„ Ramirez (36), Kipnis (26), Gonzalez (10). 3B Â„ Ramirez (4). HR Â„ Lindor (35), off Fulmer; Brantley (16), off Fulmer; Alonso (23), off Baez. RBIs Â„ Lindor (86), Brantley (73), Ramirez 2 (101), Encarnacion 2 (99), Alonso 2 (79), Cabrera (34), Diaz (12), Kipnis 2 (67), R.Perez 2 (14). SF Â„ Kipnis, R.Perez. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Detroit 3 (Candelario, McCann 2); Cleveland 5 (Ramirez 2, Diaz 2, Rosales). RISP Â„ Detroit 0 for 4; Cleveland 6 for 17. Runners moved up Â„ Lugo, Kozma. GIDP Â„ Brantley. DP Â„ Detroit 1 (Lugo, Kozma, Adduci). DETROIT IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fulmer, L, 3-12 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 4.69 Hall 1 8 9 6 1 0 53 54.00 Baez 1.2 1 2 2 2 0 42 1.59 Reininger 1.1 4 2 2 0 1 28 7.53 Farmer 2 2 0 0 1 1 33 4.50 Coleman 1 1 0 0 1 0 21 3.59 Hardy 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 3.76 CLEVELAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Clevinger, W, 12-8 6 1 0 0 3 5 91 3.06 O.Perez 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 0.92 Cimber .2 1 0 0 0 0 12 3.57 C.Allen .2 0 0 0 0 1 14 4.06 Hand .2 0 0 0 1 2 12 2.79 Fulmer pitched to 2 batters in the 1st. Hall pitched to 7 batters in the 2nd. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Baez 3-1, Reininger 1-0, C.Allen 1-0. HBP Â„ Hall (Kipnis), Baez (Kipnis). WP Â„ Hall, Clevinger. Umpires Â„ Home, Mark Wegner; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, John Tumpane; Third, Jeremie Rehak. T Â„ 3:21. A Â„ 26,532 (35,225).CUBS 1, REDS 0CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hamilton cf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .241 e-Gennett ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 Peraza ss 4 0 2 0 0 2 .294 Votto 1b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .284 Suarez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Ervin lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 Barnhart c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Herrera 2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .186 Dixon rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .189 c-Schebler ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 Reed p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Guerrero ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 Romano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .059 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Casali ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 29 0 4 0 2 10 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Almora cf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .284 Bryant rf 4 0 0 0 0 4 .277 Baez 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .295 Bote 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 2 .253 Contreras c 3 0 2 1 0 0 .260 Caratini 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .256 Rizzo 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 Lester p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .105 b-Zobrist ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Happ lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 TOTALS 28 1 4 1 2 13 CINCINNATI 000 000 000Â„0 4 0 CHICAGO 000 001 00XÂ„1 4 0 a-Â”ied out for Reed in the 6th. b-Â”ied out for Lester in the 7th. c-struck out for Dixon in the 8th. d-popped out for Peralta in the 8th. e-Â”ied out for Hamilton in the 9th. LOB Â„ Cincinnati 4, Chicago 6. RBIs Â„ Contreras (51). SB Â„ Hamilton (31), Peraza (23). CS Â„ Hamilton (10). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Cincinnati 1 (Suarez); Chicago 2 (Lester 2). RISP Â„ Cincinnati 0 for 2; Chicago 1 for 6. Runners moved up Â„ Votto, Bote. GIDP Â„ Ervin. DP Â„ Chicago 1 (Bote, Baez, Caratini). CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Reed 5 2 0 0 2 10 91 4.32 Romano, L, 7-11 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 5.43 Peralta 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 4.64 Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 1.84 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lester, W, 16-6 7 2 0 0 2 9 108 3.43 Wilson, H, 15 1 1 0 0 0 1 12 2.87 Chavez, H, 6 .1 1 0 0 0 0 4 2.77 Rosario, H, 8 .1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3.18 Cishek, S, 4-7 .1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.32 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Rosario 1-0, Cishek 1-0. HBP Â„ Reed (Caratini). Umpires Â„ Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, John Libka. T Â„ 2:39. A Â„ 41,196 (41,649).RED SOX 5, METS 3NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Rosario ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .257 McNeil 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .335 Conforto lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .237 Bruce dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .221 Frazier 3b 2 1 0 0 2 0 .225 Nimmo rf 2 1 1 3 1 0 .267 Do.Smith 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .208 Plawecki c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Jackson cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .255 TOTALS 29 3 2 3 3 9 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Betts rf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .338 Benintendi lf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .288 Martinez dh 5 0 0 0 0 3 .328 Bogaerts ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 .288 Pearce 1b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .298 Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .251 Bradley Jr. cf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .231 Devers 3b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .237 Leon c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 a-Holt ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .262 Vazquez c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 TOTALS 34 5 10 5 4 9 NEW YORK 000 300 000Â„3 2 2 BOSTON 100 040 00XÂ„5 10 0 a-doubled for Leon in the 5th. E Â„ Do.Smith 2 (4). LOB Â„ New York 3, Boston 10. 2B Â„ Bradley Jr. (30), Holt (16). HR Â„ Nimmo (17), off Porcello. RBIs Â„ Nimmo 3 (47), Bogaerts (94), Bradley Jr. 2 (57), Holt 2 (39). SB Â„ McNeil (5), Bogaerts (8). Runners left in scoring position Â„ New York 2 (Jackson 2); Boston 5 (Betts, Martinez 2, Bradley Jr. 2). RISP Â„ New York 1 for 5; Boston 3 for 9. GIDP Â„ Kinsler, Vazquez. DP Â„ New York 2 (Rosario, McNeil, Do.Smith), (Frazier, McNeil, Do.Smith). NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Oswalt 2.2 3 1 0 1 3 61 6.31 Zamora 1.1 0 0 0 1 4 29 3.86 Sewald, L, 0-6 .2 3 4 4 1 1 23 6.15 Dr.Smith 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 12 1.93 Gagnon 1.2 3 0 0 1 0 27 6.48 Rhame .1 0 0 0 0 1 5 7.27 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Porcello, W, 17-7 5 2 3 3 1 5 88 4.30 Poyner, H, 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.08 Wright, H, 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 30 2.93 Brasier, H, 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1.53 Kimbrel, S, 41-46 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.29 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Zamora 1-0, Dr.Smith 2-2, Rhame 2-0. HBP Â„ Oswalt (Betts), Porcello (Nimmo). PB Â„ Vazquez (9). Umpires Â„ Home, Chad Whitson; First, Bill Miller; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Todd Tichenor. T Â„ 3:11. A Â„ 36,611 (37,731).BLUE JAYS 8, YANKEES 7TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gurriel Jr. ss 5 0 1 1 0 1 .277 Smoak 1b 5 0 2 0 0 2 .248 Morales dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 .256 Grichuk rf 5 3 3 2 0 1 .247 Pillar cf 4 2 2 1 1 1 .246 Hernandez lf 5 2 3 0 0 0 .245 McKinney lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 Jansen c 5 1 1 0 0 1 .250 Diaz 3b 4 0 2 3 0 0 .257 Urena 2b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .262 TOTALS 42 8 16 8 1 9 NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. McCutchen rf-lf 5 0 1 0 0 4 .252 Stanton dh 5 1 1 1 0 3 .263 Hicks cf 3 0 0 0 2 2 .242 Gregorius ss 4 2 2 2 1 0 .269 Sanchez c 4 0 0 0 1 2 .191 Torres 2b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .280 Walker 3b-rf 3 1 0 0 2 1 .219 Voit 1b 4 1 1 0 1 2 .289 Gardner lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 a-Andujar ph-3b 1 1 1 4 1 0 .299 TOTALS 35 7 8 7 8 16 TORONTO 032 000 300Â„8 16 0 NEW YORK 000 001 600Â„7 8 1 a-pinch hit for Gardner in the 6th. E Â„ Walker (5). LOB Â„ Toronto 8, New York 10. 2B Â„ Smoak (33), Grichuk (27), Torres (13). HR Â„ Grichuk (22), off Sabathia; Grichuk (23), off Sabathia; Pillar (13), off Sabathia; Gregorius (25), off Petricka; Stanton (34), off Tepera; Gregorius (26), off Barnes; Andujar (24), off Clippard. RBIs Â„ Gurriel Jr. (28), Grichuk 2 (53), Pillar (55), Diaz 3 (51), Urena (6), Stanton (89), Gregorius 2 (83), Andujar 4 (83). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Toronto 4 (Gurriel Jr., Smoak, Morales, Diaz); New York 7 (McCutchen 2, Sanchez 3, Gardner 2). RISP Â„ Toronto 5 for 12; New York 2 for 10. Runners moved up Â„ Stanton, Gregorius. GIDP Â„ Morales, Jansen. DP Â„ New York 2 (Torres, Gregorius, Voit), (Gregorius, Torres, Voit). TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Reid-Foley, W, 2-3 5 2 0 0 4 10 92 5.54 Petricka .2 2 1 1 0 0 14 5.13 Mayza 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 3.69 Tepera, H, 16 .1 1 1 1 0 1 4 3.84 Barnes .2 2 3 3 1 1 23 5.92 Clippard 1 1 2 2 2 2 32 3.90 Giles, S, 21-21 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 14 5.16 NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sabathia, L, 7-7 2.1 7 5 5 0 2 50 3.80 Green 2.1 3 0 0 0 3 44 2.45 Holder 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 18 3.08 Kahnle .2 3 3 3 1 1 33 7.11 Tarpley .1 1 0 0 0 0 3 6.75 Betances 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 2.52 Britton 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 3.60 Mayza pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Tepera pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Mayza 2-0, Tepera 3-0, Clippard 2-2, Giles 1-0, Holder 1-0, Tarpley 2-1. HBP Â„ Petricka (Torres). WP Â„ Sabathia, Mayza, Clippard. Umpires Â„ Home, Roberto Ortiz; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Pat Hoberg; Third, Brian Knight. T Â„ 3:54. A Â„ 43,130 (47,309).RAYS 7, ATHLETICS 5OAKLAND AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Pinder lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .254 a-Martini ph-lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .292 Phegley c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .185 Chapman 3b 5 1 3 1 0 2 .284 Lowrie 2b 5 0 1 1 0 0 .270 Davis dh 5 0 0 0 0 3 .249 Olson 1b 3 1 2 1 1 0 .244 Piscotty rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .267 Laureano cf 3 0 1 0 1 2 .279 Semien ss 4 1 2 0 0 2 .259 Lucroy c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 b-Joyce ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .199 c-Canha ph-lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .242 TOTALS 38 5 13 4 2 10 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .303 Duffy 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .297 Choi dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Pham lf 3 0 0 0 1 3 .261 Wendle ss 2 2 0 0 2 0 .292 Kiermaier cf 4 2 2 1 0 1 .225 Lowe 2b 3 2 1 2 1 1 .247 Bauers 1b 3 1 3 4 0 0 .198 Ciuffo c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .227 TOTALS 29 7 8 7 5 6 OAKLAND 001 001 201Â„5 13 0 TAMPA BAY 020 002 03XÂ„7 8 0 a-singled for Pinder in the 3rd. b-pinch hit for Lucroy in the 7th. c-doubled for Joyce in the 7th. LOB Â„ Oakland 8, Tampa Bay 6. 2B Â„ Canha (20). 3B Â„ Kiermaier (9). HR Â„ Olson (27), off Chirinos; Chapman (23), off Romo; Lowe (5), off Kiekhefer; Bauers (11), off Familia. RBIs Â„ Chapman (64), Lowrie (91), Olson (75), Canha (47), Kiermaier (29), Lowe 2 (17), Bauers 4 (43). SB Â„ Duffy (11). CS Â„ Bauers (6). SF Â„ Bauers. S Â„ Ciuffo. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Oakland 4 (Davis, Lucroy, Canha 2); Tampa Bay 4 (Duffy, Pham 2, Wendle). RISP Â„ Oakland 1 for 10; Tampa Bay 1 for 10. Runners moved up Â„ Martini, Smith, Duffy. GIDP Â„ Olson, Piscotty. DP Â„ Tampa Bay 2 (Duffy, Lowe, Bauers), (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers). OAKLAND IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendriks 1 1 0 0 0 1 28 5.60 Kiekhefer .2 3 2 2 0 0 11 27.00 Dull .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.76 Bassitt 3 2 1 1 2 3 46 3.38 Petit 1 1 1 1 0 0 15 3.17 Rodney 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 3.15 Familia, L, 8-6 1 1 3 3 2 1 30 3.16 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stanek 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 2.54 Chirinos 5.1 7 3 3 1 5 89 3.89 Kolarek, H, 7 .1 1 1 1 0 0 7 4.34 Roe, BS, 1-2 .2 1 0 0 0 1 11 3.61 Nuno .1 2 0 0 1 1 21 1.50 Kittredge, W, 2-2 .1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6.75 Romo, S, 20-27 1 1 1 1 0 1 15 3.25 Bassitt pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Dull 1-0, Petit 1-1, Kolarek 1-1, Roe 1-1, Kittredge 3-0. HBP Â„ Hendriks (Choi). WP Â„ Stanek. PB Â„ Phegley (5), Ciuffo (1). Umpires Â„ Home, Larry Vanover; First, Jansen Visconti; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Dave Rackley. T Â„ 3:19. A Â„ 15,154 (42,735).WHITE SOX 2, ORIOLES 0CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Moncada 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .228 Sanchez 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .247 Abreu 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .266 Garcia rf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .240 Cordell rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .063 Delmonico lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .213 LaMarre lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 Castillo c 2 0 0 0 1 2 .236 Davidson dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Anderson ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .247 Engel cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .236 TOTALS 30 2 6 2 1 9 BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .252 Villar 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .264 Jones rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Mancini dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .241 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .174 Beckham ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .225 Nunez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .239 Stewart lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Rickard ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 Joseph c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .213 TOTALS 31 0 5 0 3 6 CHICAGO 000 001 001Â„2 6 0 BALTIMORE 000 000 000Â„0 5 0 a-grounded out for Stewart in the 8th. LOB Â„ Chicago 3, Baltimore 7. 2B Â„ Moncada (26), Sanchez (31). HR Â„ Garcia (18), off Givens. RBIs Â„ Sanchez (49), Garcia (44). CS Â„ Anderson (8), Engel 2 (8). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Chicago 1 (Garcia); Baltimore 3 (Nunez 2, Stewart). RISP Â„ Chicago 1 for 2; Baltimore 0 for 4. GIDP Â„ Villar. DP Â„ Chicago 1 (Abreu, Anderson); Baltimore 1 (Joseph, Beckham). CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lopez, W, 6-9 7 4 0 0 1 6 104 4.05 Frare, H, 1 .2 0 0 0 1 0 16 7.36 Minaya, S, 1-3 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 16 3.38 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ramirez, L, 1-6 5.2 4 1 1 1 7 83 5.50 Wright Jr. 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 33 5.62 Givens 1 1 1 1 0 0 12 4.46 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Minaya 1-0, Wright Jr. 1-0. HBP Â„ Wright Jr. (Abreu). WP Â„ Lopez. Umpires Â„ Home, Adam Hamari; First, Nick Mahrley; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Dan Bellino. T Â„ 2:52. A Â„ 23,266 (45,971).PHILLIES 5, MARLINS 4MIAMI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Riddle ss 4 0 2 3 0 1 .236 Anderson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .270 Realmuto c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .282 Castro 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .280 Dietrich 1b 4 1 1 0 0 2 .266 Brinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .199 Dean lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 .213 Sierra rf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .174 J.Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-OÂBrien ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .222 Graves p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Bostick ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Wittgren p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rucinski p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Kinley p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-Ortega ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 Barraclough p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Steckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 34 4 6 4 1 12 PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hernandez 2b 4 1 1 3 0 0 .257 Hoskins 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .251 Florimon ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 Bautista rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .198 W.Ramos c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .315 Santana 3b-1b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .232 Altherr lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .182 Quinn cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .333 Kingery ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 b-Cabrera ph-ss-3b 3 1 1 0 0 2 .265 Velasquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 c-Bour ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .230 Arano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 L.Garcia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Herrera ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 .257 E.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --f-Crawford ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 Neris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hunter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Neshek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 29 5 4 5 3 10 MIAMI 040 000 000Â„4 6 1 PHILADELPHIA 020 030 00XÂ„5 4 2 a-walked for J.Garcia in the 2nd. b-struck out for Kingery in the 2nd. c-singled for Velasquez in the 2nd. d-struck out for Graves in the 4th. e-hit by pitch for L.Garcia in the 5th. f-Â”ied out for E.Ramos in the 6th. g-popped out for Kinley in the 7th. E Â„ Dean (1), Hernandez (10), Florimon (2). LOB Â„ Miami 4, Philadelphia 4. 2B Â„ Riddle 2 (10), Dietrich (25), Cabrera (36). HR Â„ Hernandez (12), off Rucinski. RBIs Â„ Riddle 3 (36), Dean (10), Hernandez 3 (52), Bour 2 (58). CS Â„ Riddle (3). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Miami 2 (Anderson, Bostick); Philadelphia 2 (Hernandez, Altherr). RISP Â„ Miami 2 for 5; Philadelphia 2 for 6. GIDP Â„ Dean. DP Â„ Philadelphia 1 (Florimon, Hernandez, Santana). MIAMI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA J.Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 4.97 Graves 2 1 2 0 2 3 44 4.75 Wittgren 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.79 Rucinski, L, 4-2 1 3 3 3 1 2 28 4.85 Kinley 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 12.15 Barraclough 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 4.33 Steckenrider 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 4.11 PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Velasquez 2 4 4 4 1 4 46 4.50 Arano 1 0 0 0 0 1 16 2.45 Davis 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 26 3.48 L.Garcia, W, 3-1 .2 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.43 E.Ramos, H, 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 17 2.04 Neris, H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 12 5.06 Hunter, H, 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.51 Neshek, S, 5-6 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1.23 HBP Â„ Rucinski (Herrera). WP Â„ E.Ramos. Umpires Â„ Home, Jim Wolf; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Chris Segal; Third, Alfonso Marquez. T Â„ 2:48. A Â„ 24,695 (43,647).PIRATES 3, BREWERS 1PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Marte cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .272 Bell 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .263 Cervelli c 3 0 1 1 0 1 .258 Stallings c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208 Dickerson lf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .289 Luplow rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .227 Moran 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .278 Newman ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .180 Nova p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .020 b-Kramer ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Rodriguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Crick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Vazquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 30 3 5 2 4 8 MILWAUKEE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Granderson rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Yelich lf 4 1 2 1 0 0 .315 Cain cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .313 Shaw 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .239 e-Braun ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Aguilar 1b 4 0 3 0 0 0 .274 1-Broxton pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 Moustakas 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .254 Kratz c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 f-Santana ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 Arcia ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 c-Schoop ph-ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 .233 Davies p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Saladino ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .088 d-Thames ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .222 Lyles p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 33 1 7 1 2 8 PITTSBURGH 010 101 000Â„3 5 0 MILWAUKEE 100 000 000Â„1 7 1 a-struck out for Davies in the 5th. b-struck out for Nova in the 7th. c-struck out for Arcia in the 7th. d-walked for Guerra in the 8th. e-singled for Shaw in the 9th. f-Â”ied out for Kratz in the 9th. 1-ran for Aguilar in the 9th. E Â„ Kratz (2). LOB Â„ Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 7. 2B Â„ Marte (26), Cervelli (13), Moran (17), Aguilar (24). HR Â„ Yelich (30), off Nova. RBIs Â„ Cervelli (53), Moran (52), Yelich (89). SB Â„ Marte (32), Bell (1). CS Â„ Luplow (1). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Pittsburgh 2 (Luplow, Newman); Milwaukee 3 (Cain, Schoop 2). RISP Â„ Pittsburgh 0 for 5; Milwaukee 0 for 8. Runners moved up Â„ Granderson, Santana. LIDP Â„ Luplow. GIDP Â„ Kratz. DP Â„ Pittsburgh 1 (Frazier, Newman, Bell); Milwaukee 1 (Arcia, Shaw). PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nova, W, 9-9 6 4 1 1 1 4 76 4.07 Rodriguez, H, 9 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 2.61 Crick, H, 14 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 2.60 Vazquez, S, 33-37 1 2 0 0 0 1 17 2.57 MILWAUKEE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Davies, L, 2-6 5 3 2 2 1 3 88 4.66 Jennings .1 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.16 Barnes .1 1 1 0 2 1 28 3.55 Guerra 2.1 1 0 0 0 3 30 4.18 Lyles 1 0 0 0 1 1 18 4.35 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Guerra 2-0. WP Â„ Rodriguez. Umpires Â„ Home, Tripp Gibson; First, Adrian Johnson; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Nic Lentz. T Â„ 3:03. A Â„ 37,358 (41,900).ROYALS 10, TWINS 3MINNESOTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mauer 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .275 Field rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .197 Forsythe 2b 5 0 2 1 0 0 .237 Rosario dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 .286 Grossman lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .267 Cave cf 4 1 1 0 0 3 .264 Astudillo c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .327 Kepler rf 2 1 0 1 1 0 .228 Gimenez 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Adrianza ss 4 0 1 1 0 0 .244 Petit 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .316 TOTALS 36 3 11 3 2 5 KANSAS CITY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. MerriÂ“eld cf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .303 Mondesi ss 5 1 1 0 0 1 .284 Gordon lf 5 0 3 5 0 0 .242 Perez dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 .234 OÂHearn 1b 5 0 0 0 0 3 .252 Bonifacio rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .243 Herrera 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .230 Escobar 3b 4 2 3 3 0 1 .220 Gallagher c 4 2 4 1 0 0 .245 Viloria c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 TOTALS 40 10 16 9 1 8 MINNESOTA 010 010 010Â„3 11 1 KANSAS CITY 110 402 20XÂ„10 16 1 E Â„ Petit (3), Kennedy (1). LOB Â„ Minnesota 9, Kansas City 7. 2B Â„ Mauer (25), MerriÂ“eld 2 (39), Gordon 2 (22), Escobar (20), Gallagher (3). 3B Â„ Escobar (3). RBIs Â„ Forsythe (25), Kepler (51), Adrianza (34), Gordon 5 (47), Escobar 3 (32), Gallagher (4). SB Â„ Mondesi (24). SF Â„ Kepler. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Minnesota 4 (Grossman 3, Petit); Kansas City 5 (MerriÂ“eld, Mondesi 2, Perez 2). RISP Â„ Minnesota 2 for 9; Kansas City 5 for 13. Runners moved up Â„ Mondesi 2, Gordon, Herrera. DP Â„ Kansas City 1 (Escobar, OÂHearn). MINNESOTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA De Jong, L, 0-1 3.1 8 5 3 0 4 74 3.68 Moya .2 2 1 1 0 0 12 4.88 Littell 2.2 5 4 4 1 3 58 9.45 Reed .1 1 0 0 0 1 9 4.67 Belisle 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 8.35 KANSAS CITY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kennedy, W, 2-8 6 6 2 1 2 4 98 4.72 Hill 1 3 1 1 0 1 21 4.54 Sparkman 2 2 0 0 0 0 21 4.91 Hill pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Moya 1-1, Reed 1-0, Sparkman 1-1. Umpires Â„ Home, Ben May; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Stu Scheurwater; Third, Gary Cederstrom. T Â„ 3:04. A Â„ 19,505 (37,903).THIS DATE IN BASEBALLSept. 16 1914: Roger Peckinpaugh, at 23, was hired to Â“nish the season as manager of the New York Yankees. 1924: Jim Bottomley went 6-for-6 and batted in a record 12 runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 17-3. His hits included two home runs. 1926: The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 23-3 at the Baker BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSNationals 7, Braves 1: Juan Soto became the youngest player to steal three bases in a game, had an RBI single and scored the tiebreaking run. Dodgers 17, Cardinals 4: Yasiel Puig homered three times and had a career-high seven RBIs, giving him Â“ve homers in two games. Indians 15, Tigers 0: Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a blowout of the Detroit Tigers. Cubs 1, Reds 0: Jon Lester allowed two hits over seven innings with a season-high nine strikeouts. Red Sox 5, Mets 3: Pinch-hitter Brock Holt drove a tiebreaking double off the Green Monster on the Â“rst pitch. Blue Jays 8, Yankees 7: CC Sabathia got clocked early. Rays 7, Athletics 5: Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer off Jeurys Familia in the eighth inning. White Sox 2, Orioles 0: Reynaldo Lopez was sharp over seven innings. Phillies 5, Marlins 4: Cesar Hernandez hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the Â“fth. Royals 10, Twins 3: Ian Kennedy pitched six innings to earn his Â“rst win since the Â“rst week of April, Alex Gordon drove in Â“ve runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins. LATE Arizona at Houston Texas at San Diego Seattle at L.A. Angels Pittsburgh at Milwaukee Colorado at San FranciscoTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Miami Urena (R) 6-12 4.29 9-19 2-0 19.1 2.79 Philadelphia Pivetta (R) 1:35p 7-12 4.64 14-15 0-2 13.1 3.38 Washington Roark (R) 8-15 4.37 12-17 0-2 15.2 8.62 Atlanta Newcomb (L) 1:35p 12-8 3.82 15-13 1-2 14.1 6.28 Pittsburgh Williams (R) 12-9 3.28 14-14 2-0 17.2 2.04 Milwaukee Chacin (R) 2:10p 14-7 3.54 20-11 1-2 16.0 2.81 Cincinnati Castillo (R) 9-12 4.66 15-14 2-1 18.0 1.50 Chicago Quintana (L) 2:20p 13-9 3.97 17-11 2-0 19.1 1.40 Colorado Senzatela (R) 4-6 5.01 4-6 0-2 17.0 4.24 San Francisco Rodriguez (R) 4:05p 6-3 2.35 9-7 0-2 17.1 2.60 Los Angeles Stripling (R) 8-3 2.61 12-6 0-1 13.1 4.05 St. Louis Wainwright (R) 8:05p 1-3 4.70 2-3 1-1 12.1 4.38AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Chicago Giolito (R) 10-10 5.76 14-15 0-1 14.2 4.91 Baltimore Hess (R) 1:05p 3-10 5.17 3-13 1-2 15.0 3.60 Toronto Pannone (L) 2-1 4.13 2-1 2-1 16.2 4.86 New York Lynn (R) 1:05p 9-10 5.01 13-14 1-1 15.1 6.46 Detroit Liriano (L) 4-10 4.65 8-15 1-1 15.1 2.93 Cleveland Bieber (R) 1:10p 10-3 4.32 12-5 2-1 18.1 3.44 Oakland Fiers (R) 12-6 3.29 20-8 2-0 15.2 4.60 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 1:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Minnesota Gibson (R) 7-13 3.67 12-17 0-3 18.0 4.00 Kansas City Junis (R) 2:15p 8-12 4.28 12-15 2-0 24.0 1.88 Seattle Gonzales (L) 12-9 4.24 15-11 0-2 13.0 9.00 Los Angeles Barria (R) 4:07p 10-9 3.53 11-12 2-1 14.0 2.57INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA New York (NL) deGrom (R) 8-9 1.71 12-17 0-1 21.0 1.71 Boston Sale (L) 1:05p 12-4 1.96 16-8 1-0 12.0 0.00 Arizona Greinke (R) 14-9 3.11 17-13 1-1 19.1 4.66 Houston Verlander (R) 2:10p 15-9 2.72 18-13 2-1 19.1 2.79 Texas Minor (L) 12-7 4.19 14-12 2-1 17.0 2.65 San Diego Nix (R) 4:10p 2-3 6.00 3-3 1-1 18.1 5.89 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. FRIDAYÂS GAMES American League Chicago White Sox 8, Baltimore 6 N.Y. Yankees 11, Toronto 0 Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 Oakland 2, Tampa Bay 1, 10 innings Kansas City 8, Minnesota 4 Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 0 National League Philadelphia 14, Miami 2 Atlanta 10, Washington 5 Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, St. Louis 0 San Francisco 2, Colorado 0 Interleague N.Y. Mets 8, Boston 0 Arizona 4, Houston 2 Texas 4, San Diego 0 MONDAYÂS GAMES American League Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. National League N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Interleague Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALL A MERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Boston 102 47 .685 Â„ New York 91 57 .615 10 Tampa Bay 81 66 .551 20 Toronto 66 82 .446 35 Baltimore 42 106 .284 59 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Cleveland 83 65 .561 Â„ Minnesota 67 80 .456 15 Detroit 60 88 .405 23 Chicago 59 89 .399 24 Kansas City 51 96 .347 31 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Houston 92 55 .626 Â„ Oakland 90 59 .604 3 Seattle 81 66 .551 11 Los Angeles 73 75 .493 19 Texas 63 84 .429 29 z-clinched playoff berth; x-clinched divisionFridayÂs GamesN.Y. Mets 8, Boston 0 Chicago White Sox 8, Baltimore 6 N.Y. Yankees 11, Toronto 0 Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 Oakland 2, Tampa Bay 1, 10 innings Arizona 4, Houston 2 Kansas City 8, Minnesota 4 Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 0 Texas 4, San Diego 0SaturdayÂs GamesCleveland 15, Detroit 0 Boston 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 7 Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 5 Chicago White Sox 2, Baltimore 0 Arizona at Houston, late Minnesota at Kansas City, late Texas at San Diego, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, lateTodayÂs GamesChicago White Sox (Giolito 10-10) at Baltimore (Hess 3-10), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-9) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Pannone 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Lynn 9-10), 1:05 p.m. Detroit (Liriano 4-10) at Cleveland (Bieber 10-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Fiers 12-6) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 14-9) at Houston (Verlander 15-9), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 7-13) at Kansas City (Junis 8-12), 2:15 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 12-9) at L.A. Angels (Barria 10-9), 4:07 p.m. Texas (Minor 12-7) at San Diego (Nix 2-3), 4:10 p.m.MondayÂs GamesKansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Atlanta 83 65 .561 Â„ Philadelphia 76 71 .517 6 Washington 75 74 .503 8 New York 69 79 .466 14 Miami 57 91 .385 26 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB Chicago 87 61 .588 Â„ Milwaukee 85 63 .574 2 St. Louis 81 68 .544 6 Pittsburgh 72 74 .493 14 Cincinnati 63 86 .423 24 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB Colorado 81 66 .551 Â„ Los Angeles 82 67 .550 Â„ Arizona 78 70 .527 3 San Francisco 69 79 .466 12 San Diego 59 89 .399 22FridayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 14, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 8, Boston 0 Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 2 Atlanta 10, Washington 5 Arizona 4, Houston 2 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, St. Louis 0 Texas 4, San Diego 0 San Francisco 2, Colorado 0SaturdayÂs GamesL.A. Dodgers 17, St. Louis 4 Washington 7, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati 0 Boston 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Philadelphia 5, Miami 4 Arizona at Houston, late Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, late Texas at San Diego, late Colorado at San Francisco, lateTodayÂs GamesN.Y. Mets (deGrom 8-9) at Boston (Sale 12-4), 1:05 p.m. Miami (Urena 6-12) at Philadelphia (Arrieta 10-9), 1:35 p.m. Washington (Roark 8-15) at Atlanta (Newcomb 12-8), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 14-9) at Houston (Verlander 15-9), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Williams 12-9) at Milwaukee (Chacin 14-7), 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 9-12) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 13-9), 2:20 p.m. Colorado (Senzatela 4-6) at San Francisco (Rodriguez 6-3), 4:05 p.m. Texas (Minor 12-7) at San Diego (Nix 2-3), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 8-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 1-3), 8:05 p.m.MondayÂs GamesKansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern A MERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 1 0 0 1.000 27 20 New England 1 0 0 1.000 27 20 N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 48 27 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 3 47 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 20 15 Houston 0 1 0 .000 20 27 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 23 34 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 20 27 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 68 46 Cleveland 0 0 1 .500 21 21 Pittsburgh 0 0 1 .500 21 21 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 70 37 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 38 28 Denver 1 0 0 1.000 27 24 L.A. Chargers 0 1 0 .000 28 38 Oakland 0 1 0 .000 13 33 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 1 0 0 1.000 24 6 Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 18 12 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 15 20 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 8 16 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 48 40 Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 16 8 New Orleans 0 1 0 .000 40 48 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 12 18 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 24 23 Minnesota 1 0 0 1.000 24 16 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 23 24 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 17 48 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 1 0 0 1.000 33 13 Seattle 0 1 0 .000 24 27 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 16 24 A rizona 0 1 0 .000 6 24WEEK 2 Sept. 13Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 23TodayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 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.MondayÂs GameSeattle at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.WEEK 3 ThursdayÂs GameN.Y. Jets at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 23New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Washington, 1 p.m. Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Houston, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. New England at Detroit, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Sept. 24Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 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):TodayARIZONA at L.A. RAMS Â„ CARDINALS: OUT: DT Olsen Pierre (toe), T Andre Smith (elbow). QUESTIONABLE: DE Markus Golden (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (achilles), LB Haason Reddick (ankle). RAMS: OUT: WR Mike Thomas (hip). DOUBTFUL: LB Mark Barron (ankle). CAROLINA at ATLANTA Â„ PANTHERS: OUT: WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), G Trai Turner (concussion). FALCONS: OUT: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Russell Gage (knee), G Ben Garland (calf). QUESTIONABLE: CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle). CLEVELAND at NEW ORLEANS Â„ BROWNS: OUT: DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Christian Kirksey (shoulder, ankle). SAINTS: OUT: DT Tyeler Davison (foot). DETROIT at SAN FRANCISCO Â„ LIONS: OUT: T Andrew Donnal (knee), G T.J. Lang (back). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder). 49ERS: OUT: G Joshua Garnett (toe), WR Marquise Goodwin (quadricep), C Erik Magnuson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: S Adrian Colbert (hamstring), G Mike Person (foot), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring). HOUSTON at TENNESSEE Â„ TEXANS: OUT: CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). QUESTIONABLE: CB Johnson Bademosi (knee), LB Jadeveon Clowney (back, elbow), WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), DE Christian Covington (thigh, knee), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot). TITANS: OUT: T Jack Conklin (knee), T Taylor Lewan (concussion), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). QUESTIONABLE: T Dennis Kelly (illness), LB Harold Landry (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow), LB Derrick Morgan (knee), TE Luke Stocker (calf). INDIANAPOLIS at WASHINGTON Â„ COLTS: OUT: DT Denico Autry (ankle), T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist), CB Chris Milton (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: S Clayton Geathers (knee), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring), DT G rover Stewart (shoulder). REDSKINS: OUT: S Troy Apke (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Maurice Harris (concussion), T Morgan Moses (knee), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder). KANSAS CITY at PITTSBURGH Â„ CHIEFS: OUT: LB Ben Niemann (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). STEELERS: DOUBTFUL: DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder), G David DeCastro (hand), CB Joe Haden (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: CB Artie Burns (toe), DT Cameron Heyward (knee), TE Vance McDonald (foot), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right elbow). L.A. CHARGERS at BUFFALO Â„ CHARGERS: OUT: T Joe Barksdale (knee), DE Joey Bosa (foot), CB Craig Mager (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Travis Benjamin (foot). BILLS: OUT: CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee). MIAMI at N.Y. JETS Â„ DOLPHINS: QUESTIONABLE: LS John Denney (shoulder), DE William Hayes (Â“nger), WR DeVante Parker (Â“nger). JETS: OUT: LB Josh Martin (concussion). DOUBTFUL: S Marcus Maye (foot). QUESTIONABLE: S Doug Middleton (Â“nger). MINNESOTA at GREEN BAY Â„ VIKINGS: OUT: C Pat ElÂ”ein (ankle, shoulder). PACKERS: OUT: S Josh Jones (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Davante Adams (shoulder), LB Oren Burks (shoulder), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). NEW ENGLAND at JACKSONVILLE Â„ PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: RB Rex Burkhead (concussion), T Marcus Cannon (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JAGUARS: QUESTIONABLE: RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring). OAKLAND at DENVER Â„ RAIDERS: OUT: DT P.J. Hall (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Dwayne Harris (foot), G Gabe Jackson (pectoral), RB DeAndre Washington (knee). BRONCOS: No Players Listed. PHILADELPHIA at TAMPA BAY Â„ EAGLES: OUT: WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), QB Carson Wentz (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Shelton Gibson (knee). BUCCANEERS: OUT: CB Brent Grimes (groin), DT Vita Vea (calf). QUESTIONABLE: WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion), DE Jason PierrePaul (knee). N.Y. GIANTS at DALLAS Â„ GIANTS: OUT: DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Tae Davis (hamstring). COWBOYS: OUT: C Travis Frederick (illness), DT Datone Jones (knee), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: DE Randy Gregory (concussion).MondaySEATTLE at CHICAGO Â„ SEAHAWKS: Practice not complete. BEARS: Practice not complete.COLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25RESULTS/ SCHEDULESaturdayÂs GamesNo. 1 Alabama at Mississippi, late No. 2 Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7 No. 3 Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7 No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Texas Christian, late No. 5 Oklahoma 37, Iowa State 27 BYU 24, No. 6 Wisconsin 21 No. 12 LSU 22, No. 7 Auburn 21 No. 8 Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17 No. 9 Stanford 30, UC Davis 10 No. 10 Washington at Utah, late No. 11 Penn State 63, Kent State 10 No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, ccd. No. 14 West Virginia at NC State, ccd. No. 16 Mississippi State vs. LouisianaLafayette, late No. 24 Oklahoma State 44, No. 17 Boise St. 21 No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina, ccd. No. 19 Michigan 45, SMU 20 No. 20 Oregon 35, San Jose State 22 No. 21 Miami 49, Toledo 24 No. 22 Southern California at Texas, late No. 23 Arizona State at San Diego State, lateRESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 4 Sept. 13 SOUTHBoston College 41, Wake Forest 34 Charlotte 28, Old Dominion 25 Davidson 91, Guilford 61 James Madison 73, Robert Morris 7 Richmond 35, St. Francis (Pa.) 27FAR WESTUtah St. 73, Tennessee Tech 12 FridayÂs Games SOUTHETSU 27, VMI 24 Memphis 59, Georgia State 22 W. Carolina 28, Gardner-Webb 10 FAR WESTCal Poly 44, Brown 15 SaturdayÂs Games EASTArmy 28, Hawaii 21 Bryant 37, Marist 27 Buffalo 35, E. Michigan 21 Columbia 41, Central Connecticut 24 Dartmouth 41, Georgetown 0 Delaware 27, Cornell 10 Duquesne 31, Dayton 26 Harvard 36, San Diego 14 Holy Cross 31, Yale 28, OT Monmouth (NJ) 24, Lafayette 20 Navy 51, Lehigh 21 Penn 34, Bucknell 17 Penn St. 63, Kent St. 10 Pittsburgh 24, Georgia Tech 19 Stony Brook 28, Fordham 6 Syracuse 30, Florida St. 7 Towson 45, Villanova 35 UConn 56, Rhode Island 49 Morgan State (0-2) at Albany (NY) (0-2), lateSOUTHChattanooga 34, UT Martin 24 Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7 Colgate at Furman, ccd. East Carolina at Virginia Tech, ccd. Elon at William & Mary, ppd. Florida 48, Colorado St. 10 Georgia 49, Middle Tennessee 7 Kentucky 48, Murray St. 10 LSU 22, Auburn 21 Marshall at South Carolina, ccd. Mercer 30, Samford 24 Norfolk St. at Liberty, ppd. Presbyterian at Stetson, ccd. Savannah St. at Howard, ppd. Southern Miss. at Appalachian St., ccd. St. AugustineÂs at Virginia St., ccd. Temple 35, Maryland 14 Tennessee 24, UTEP 0 Tennessee St. at Hampton, ppd. UAB 31, Tulane 24 UCF at North Carolina, ccd. Virginia 45, Ohio 31 West Virginia at NC State, ccd. Jackson State (0-1) at Florida A&M (1-1), late Alabama State (1-1) at Kennesaw State (1-1), late Bethune-Cookman (1-1) at FAU (1-1), late Austin Peay (1-1) at Morehead State (1-1), late NC Central (1-1) at SC State (0-2), late Texas Southern (1-1) at Alcorn State (1-1), late Nicholls (1-1) at McNeese State (2-0), late Alabama (2-0) at Mississippi (2-0), late Texas State (1-1) at South Alabama (0-2), late Langston (0-0) at Southern U. (0-2), late UMass (1-2) at FIU (1-1), late W. Kentucky (0-2) at Louisville (1-1), late Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1) at Mississippi State (2-0), late Cent. Arkansas (1-1) at SE Louisiana (0-2), lateMIDWESTBYU 24, Wisconsin 21 Bowling Green 42, E. Kentucky 35 Drake 52, Missouri S&T 12 Indiana 38, Ball St. 10 Kansas 55, Rutgers 14 Kansas St. 41, UTSA 17 Miami 49, Toledo 24 Michigan 45, SMU 20 Minnesota 26, Miami (Ohio) 3 Missouri St. 40, N. Arizona 8 N. Dakota St. 38, North Alabama 7 N. Illinois 24, Cent. Michigan 16 Notre Dame 22, Vanderbilt 17 Oklahoma 37, Iowa St. 27 Princeton 50, Butler 7 South Florida 25, Illinois 19 Troy 24, Nebraska 19 W. Illinois 31, Montana 27 Youngstown St. 42, Valparaiso 7 Alabama A&M (1-1) at Cincinnati (2-0), late Indiana State (1-1) at E. Illinois (0-2), late Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-1) at S. Dakota State (1-0), late SE Missouri (1-1) at S. Illinois (1-1), late Delaware State (0-2) at W. Michigan (0-2), late N. Iowa (0-1) at Iowa (2-0), late Akron (1-0) at Northwestern (1-1), late Missouri (2-0) at Purdue (0-2), lateSOUTHWESTDuke 40, Baylor 27 North Texas 44, Arkansas 17 Oklahoma St. 44, Boise St. 21 Texas Tech 63, Houston 49 Abilene Christian (1-1) at Houston Baptist (1-1), late Stephen F. Austin (0-1) at Incarnate Word (0-2), late Northwestern State (1-1) at Lamar (1-1), late North Dakota (1-1) at Sam Houston State (1-0), late Arkansas State (1-1) at Tulsa (1-1), late Louisiana-Monroe (2-0) at Texas A&M (1-1), late Ohio State (2-0) vs. TCU (2-0) at Arlington, Texas, late Southern Cal (1-1) at Texas (1-1), lateFAR WESTCalifornia 45, Idaho St. 23 Colorado 45, New Hampshire 14 Montana St. 47, Wagner 24 Oregon 35, San Jose St. 22 Portland St. 63, Coll. of Idaho 14 Sacramento St. 28, N. Colorado 25 Stanford 30, UC Davis 10 Wyoming 17, Wofford 14 Oregon State (1-1) at Nevada (1-1), late New Mexico (1-1) at New Mexico State (0-3), late E. Washington (2-0) at Washington State (2-0), late South Dakota (1-1) at Weber State (1-1), late Prairie View (1-2) at UNLV (1-1), late Washington (1-1) at Utah (2-0), late Arizona State (2-0) at San Diego State (1-1), late Fresno State (1-1) at UCLA (0-2), late S. Utah (0-2) at Arizona (0-2), lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago -174 Cincinnati +162 at Philadelphia Off Miami Off at Atlanta -138 Washington +128 at Milwaukee -164 Pittsburgh +154 Los Angeles -135 at St. Louis +125 Colorado -110 at San Francisco +100American LeagueChicago -114 at Baltimore +104 at New York -215 Toronto +195 at Tampa Bay Off Oakland Off at Cleveland -253 Detroit +223 at Kansas City -105 Minnesota -105 at Los Angeles -113 Seattle +103Interleagueat Houston -185 Arizona +170 Texas -121 at San Diego +111 at Boston -190 N.Y. Mets +175NFL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at Washington 3 6 48 Indianapolis at Atlanta 4 6 44 Carolina at Green Bay 3 Off Off Minnesota L.A. Chargers 7 7 42 at Buffalo Houston 2 3 43 at Tennessee at Pittsburgh 4 5 53 Kansas City at N.Y. Jets Pk 2 43 Miami Philadelphia 3 3 44 at TampaBay at New Orleans 7 9 49 Cleveland at L.A. Rams 8 13 44 Arizona at San Francisco 3 6 48 Detroit New England Pk 1 44 at Jacksnvile at Denver 3 6 45 Oakland at Dallas 5 3 42 N.Y. GiantsMondayat Chicago 3 3 43 Seattle Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueBALTIMORE ORIOLES Â„ Recalled RHP Evan Phillips and LHP Donnie Hart from Norfolk (IL). DETROIT TIGERS Â„ Selected the contract of INF Pete Kozma from Toledo (IL). Transferred SS Jose Iglesias to the 60-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS Â„ Transferred RHP Jandel Gustave to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of OF Myles Straw from Fresno (PCL).National LeagueARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Â„ Placed RHP Clay Buchholz on the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Randall Delgado from Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES Â„ Recalled LHP Luiz Gohara from Gwinnett (IL) and placed him on the 60-day DL. Reinstated RHP Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Â„ Sent LHP Tony Cingrani and RHP John Axford to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments.American AssociationGARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Â„ Traded RHP Jorge De Leon to Sugar Land (Atlantic) for future considerations.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueBUFFALO BILLS Â„ Released WR Jeremy Kerley. Signed DT Robert Thomas from the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Â„ Released WR Rashad Greene. Signed RB Brandon Wilds from the practice squad. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Â„ Placed CB Craig Mager on injured reserve. Signed OT Trent Scott from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Released WR Bennie Fowler. Signed OL Cole Croston from the practice squad and WR Riley McCarron to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS Â„ Waived CB Kenneth Durden. Signed OT Tyler Marz from the practice squad.GOLFLPGA TOURTHE EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIPSaturdayÂs leaders at Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France Purse: $3.85 million. Yardage: 6,523; Par: 71 (a-denotes amateur)Third RoundAmy Olson 69-65-65Â„199 Sei Young Kim 69-68-64Â„201 Mo Martin 68-66-69Â„203 Inbee Park 68-69-67Â„204 Angela Stanford 72-64-68Â„204 Georgia Hall 68-68-68Â„204 Ryann OÂToole 68-74-63Â„205 Jeongeun Lee6 72-66-67Â„205 Wei-Ling Hsu 69-67-69Â„205 Austin Ernst 66-70-69Â„205 Nasa Hataoka 67-71-68Â„206 Maria Torres 65-69-72Â„206 Katherine Kirk 68-73-66Â„207 Jessica Korda 69-71-67Â„207 Mi Hyang Lee 68-66-73Â„207 Chella Choi 70-69-69Â„208 In Gee Chun 68-70-70Â„208 Jenny Shin 70-66-72Â„208 Brooke M. Henderson 67-69-72Â„208 So Yeon Ryu 67-69-72Â„208 Lydia Ko 72-70-67Â„209 Minjee Lee 72-68-69Â„209 Charley Hull 72-67-70Â„209 Jane Park 69-70-70Â„209 Morgan Pressel 70-68-71Â„209 Caroline Masson 68-70-71Â„209 Carlota Ciganda 65-70-74Â„209 Anne Van Dam 72-70-68Â„210 Azahara Munoz 71-70-69Â„210 Mariajo Uribe 72-68-70Â„210 Lindy Duncan 72-67-71Â„210 Eun-Hee Ji 68-71-71Â„210 Pernilla Lindberg 72-70-69Â„211 Brittany Altomare 73-70-69Â„212 Emma Talley 70-72-70Â„212 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-68-71Â„212 Jennifer Song 69-72-71Â„212 Amy Yang 70-67-75Â„212 Caroline Hedwall 77-68-68Â„213 Shanshan Feng 73-71-69Â„213 Hyo Joo Kim 71-73-69Â„213 Jeong Eun Lee 70-74-69Â„213 Ally McDonald 68-76-69Â„213 Megan Khang 76-67-70Â„213 Jin Young Ko 73-69-71Â„213 Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras 73-69-71Â„213 Alena Sharp 73-68-72Â„213 Paula Creamer 74-71-69Â„214 Ariya Jutanugarn 71-73-70Â„214 Moriya Jutanugarn 73-71-71Â„215 a-Rachel Heck 70-73-72Â„215 Lizette Salas 75-70-71Â„216 Camille Chevalier 75-69-72Â„216 Sandra Gal 72-71-73Â„216 Pornanong Phatlum 76-66-74Â„216 Dani Holmqvist 69-73-74Â„216 Anna Nordqvist 71-70-75Â„216 Brittany Lincicome 73-71-73Â„217 Brittany Lang 71-71-75Â„217 Christina Kim 77-68-73Â„218 Angel Yin 76-68-74Â„218 Peiyun Chien 76-69-74Â„219 Brittany Marchand 74-71-74Â„219 Daniela Darquea 73-72-74Â„219 Celine Boutier 70-75-74Â„219 Bronte Law 69-74-76Â„219 Benyapa Niphatsophon 77-68-75Â„220 Jaye Marie Green 72-73-75Â„220 Marina Alex 69-71-80Â„220 Nelly Korda 72-73-76Â„221 Gaby Lopez 69-75-77Â„221 Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong 76-69-78Â„223DPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSTHE ALLY CHALLENGESaturdayÂs leaders at Warwick Hills GC, Grand Blanc, Mich. Purse: $2 million; Yardage: 7,127; Par: 72Second RoundScott McCarron 71-63Â„134 Tom Lehman 67-67Â„134 Jeff Maggert 66-68Â„134 Mark OÂMeara 71-64Â„135 Tom Byrum 69-66Â„135 Paul Broadhurst 67-68Â„135 Esteban Toledo 66-69Â„135 David McKenzie 67-69Â„136 Brandt Jobe 65-71Â„136 Kenny Perry 70-67Â„137 Bernhard Langer 70-67Â„137 Joey Sindelar 70-67Â„137 David Toms 67-70Â„137 Vijay Singh 66-71Â„137 Gibby Gilbert III 70-68Â„138 Bill Glasson 71-67Â„138 Jesper Parnevik 70-68Â„138 Olin Browne 70-68Â„138 Billy Andrade 68-70Â„138 John Huston 68-70Â„138 Lee Janzen 67-71Â„138 Rocco Mediate 70-69Â„139 Marco Dawson 70-69Â„139 Scott Dunlap 70-69Â„139 Gary Hallberg 72-67Â„139 Joe Durant 69-70Â„139 Kirk Triplett 72-67Â„139 Gene Sauers 72-67Â„139 Scott Parel 68-71Â„139 Bob Estes 68-71Â„139 Kent Jones 71-69Â„140 Tommy Armour III 70-70Â„140 Jeff Sluman 69-71Â„140 Dan Forsman 73-67Â„140 Jerry Smith 68-72Â„140 Mark Calcavecchia 70-71Â„141 Glen Day 71-70Â„141 Wes Short, Jr. 70-71Â„141 Woody Austin 72-69Â„141 Colin Montgomerie 69-72Â„141 Jerry Kelly 72-69Â„141 Corey Pavin 69-72Â„141 Paul Claxton 68-73Â„141 Dudley Hart 73-68Â„141 Stephen Ames 73-68Â„141 Duffy Waldorf 71-71Â„142 Jay Haas 71-71Â„142 Loren Roberts 70-72Â„142 Scott Verplank 72-70Â„142 Billy Mayfair 69-73Â„142 Fred Couples 69-73Â„142 David Frost 69-73Â„142 Doug Garwood 72-70Â„142 Tom Werkmeister 72-70Â„142 Darren Clarke 71-72Â„143 Paul Goydos 70-73Â„143 Carlos Franco 70-73Â„143 Jay Don Blake 72-71Â„143 Scott Hoch 72-71Â„143 Mark Walker 72-71Â„143 Blaine McCallister 73-70Â„143 Ken Tanigawa 71-73Â„144 Tommy Tolles 72-72Â„144 Mark Brooks 70-75Â„145 Tim Petrovic 72-73Â„145 Chris DiMarco 72-73Â„145 Kevin Johnson 74-71Â„145 Larry Mize 75-70Â„145 Steve Pate 72-74Â„146 Mike Goodes 73-73Â„146 Fran Quinn 73-73Â„146 Todd Hamilton 74-73Â„147 Sandy Lyle 73-75Â„148 Tom Pernice Jr. 76-72Â„148 Tom Gillis 78-70Â„148 Robert Gamez 79-77Â„156EUROPEAN TOURKLM OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at The Dutch, Spijk, The Netherlands Purse: $2.09 million. Yardage: 6,983; Par: 71Third RoundChris Wood, England 65-70-65Â„200 Hideto Tanihara, Japan 68-70-63Â„201 Jonathan Thompson, England 69-64-68Â„201 Ashun Wu, China 64-66-71Â„201 Richard McEvoy, England 67-71-64Â„202 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 68-70-65Â„203 David Drysdale, Scotland 69-65-69Â„203 Thomas Detry, Belgium 74-67-63Â„204 Andy Sullivan, England 71-68-65Â„204 Jordan Smith, England 66-71-68Â„205 Haotong Li, China 68-66-71Â„205 Julien Guerrier, France 69-71-66Â„206 Erik van Rooyen, South Africa 73-66-67Â„206 Steve Webster, England 69-70-67Â„206 Haydn Porteous, South Africa 67-71-68Â„206 Andrea Pavan, Italy 66-71-69Â„206 Matthew Baldwin, England 70-67-69Â„206 Bradley Dredge, Wales 70-67-69Â„206 Benjamin Hebert, France 66-69-71Â„206AlsoDaniel Im, United States 72-66-69Â„207 Paul Peterson, United States 68-69-72Â„209 Kevin Stadler, United States 66-74-73Â„213 Chase Koepka, United States 69-71-73Â„213WEB.COM TOURALBERTSONS BOISE OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, Idaho Purse: $1 million. Yardage: 6,880; Par: 71 (36-35)Third RoundScott Pinckney 66-70-63Â„199 Roberto Diaz 68-66-65Â„199 Sangmoon Bae 65-67-67Â„199 Max Homa 68-66-66Â„200 Kyle Jones 68-69-64Â„201 Adam Schenk 71-67-64Â„202 Dylan Frittelli 70-68-64Â„202 John Chin 70-67-65Â„202 Fabian Gomez 65-68-69Â„202 Brett Drewitt 69-63-70Â„202 Tyrone Van Aswegen 70-69-64Â„203 Roger Sloan 69-69-65Â„203 Willy Wilcox 70-68-65Â„203 Mark Hubbard 69-68-66Â„203 David Hearn 69-67-67Â„203 Michael Thompson 67-68-68Â„203 Justin Lower 66-70-67Â„203 Julian Suri 68-67-68Â„203 Aaron Baddeley 68-67-68Â„203 Steve Wheatcroft 68-67-68Â„203 Andres Romero 71-64-68Â„203 Henrik Norlander 66-67-70Â„203AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPSOUTH POINT 400 LINEUPFridayÂs qualifying for todayÂs race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.(Car number in parentheses)1. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 188.121 mph. 2. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 188.101. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 187.624. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 187.402. 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 187.396. 6. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 187.084. 7. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 186.735. 8. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 186.483. 9. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 186.374. 10. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 186.098. 11. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 185.950. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.125. 13. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 186.619. 14. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 186.599. 15. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 186.580. 16. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 186.548. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.509. 18. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 186.483. 19. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 186.451. 20. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 186.432. 21. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 186.400. 22. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.861. 23. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 185.644. 24. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 184.913. 25. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 185.185. 26. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 184.938. 27. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 184.723. 28. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 184.660. 29. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 184.603. 30. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 184.231. 31. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 182.815. 32. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 180.662. 33. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 180.584. 34. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 180.337. 35. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 179.976. 36. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 179.432. 37. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 178.283. 38. (51) BJ McLeod, Ford, 177.538. 39. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 176.085. 40. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 0.000.NASCAR XFINITYDC SOLAR 300Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Lap length: 1.5 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (5) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 200. 2. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200. 3. (1) Cole Custer, Ford, 200. 4. (4) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200. 5. (3) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200. 6. (34) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 200. 7. (36) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 200. 8. (38) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 200. 9. (2) Austin Cindric, Ford, 200. 10. (14) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 200. 11. (18) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, 200. 12. (10) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 200. 13. (12) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 200. 14. (16) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 200. 15. (17) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 200. 16. (15) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 200. 17. (21) Ray Black II, Chevrolet, 198. 18. (39) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 197. 19. (23) BJ McLeod, Chevrolet, 197. 20. (31) Josh Williams, Chevrolet, 196. 21. (22) Cole Rouse, Chevrolet, 194. 22. (27) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 194. 23. (20) Max Tullman, Ford, 192. 24. (19) Bayley Currey, Toyota, 191. 25. (29) Chad Finchum, Chevrolet, 191. 26. (33) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 191. 27. (26) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 190. 28. (7) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, Accident, 188. 29. (35) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, Accident, 188. 30. (6) Shane Lee, Chevrolet, Accident, 188. 31. (13) Chase Briscoe, Ford, Accident, 181. 32. (24) David Starr, Chevrolet, Engine, 145. 33. (28) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, Clutch, 93. 34. (25) Timmy Hill, Dodge, Suspension, 74. 35. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, Accident, 64. 36. (37) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, Accident, 63. 37. (40) Stan Mullis, Dodge, Vibration, 51. 38. (32) John Jackson, Toyota, Vibration, 30. 39. (30) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Vibration, 18. 40. (9) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Accident, 5.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 119.258 mph. Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 30 Mins, 56 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.629 Seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 40 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: C. Custer 1-2; R. Chastain 3-11; C. Custer 12; R. Chastain 13-70; D. Hemric 71; R. Chastain 72-130; J. Allgaier 131; R. Chastain 132-134; J. Allgaier 135-148; R. Chastain 149-179; J. Allgaier 180; R. Chastain 181-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): R. Chastain 6 times for 180 laps; J. Allgaier 3 times for 16 laps; C. Custer 2 times for 3 laps; D. Hemric 1 time for 1 lap. CAMPING WORLD TRUCKWORLD OF WESTGATE 250Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.(With starting position in parentheses)1. (3) Grant EnÂ“nger, Ford, 144. 2. (6) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 144. 3. (12) Justin Haley, Chevrolet, 144. 4. (18) Ben Rhodes, Ford, 144. 5. (29) Matt Crafton, Ford, 144. 6. (13) Myatt Snider, Ford, 144. 7. (24) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 144. 8. (21) Austin Theriault, Toyota, 144. 9. (25) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 144. 10. (4) Chris Eggleston, Toyota, 144. 11. (9) Brett MofÂ“tt, Toyota, 144. 12. (27) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chevrolet, 144. 13. (20) Korbin Forrister, Toyota, 144. 14. (30) Justin Fontaine, Chevrolet, 144. 15. (26) Jesse Little, Ford, 144. 16. (28) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 144. 17. (2) Stewart Friesen, Chevrolet, 144. 18. (1) Noah Gragson, Toyota, 143. 19. (14) Timothy Peters, Chevrolet, 143. 20. (32) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 143. 21. (23) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Accident, 138. 22. (8) John Hunter Nemechek, Chevrolet, Accident, 138. 23. (16) Austin Hill, Chevrolet, Accident, 138. 24. (15) Cody Coughlin, Chevrolet, Accident, 134. 25. (19) Cory Roper, Ford, Accident, 120. 26. (7) Brandon Jones, Toyota, Accident, 119. 27. (10) Todd Gilliland, Toyota, Accident, 86. 28. (31) Wendell Chavous, Chevrolet, Accident, 86. 29. (5) Riley Herbst, Toyota, Accident, 56. 30. (17) Bo LeMastus, Toyota, Accident, 45. 31. (22) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Vibration, 27. 32. (11) Tanner Thorson, Chevrolet, Accident, 2.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Winner: 101.647 mph. Time: 2 Hrs, 7 Mins, 30 Secs. Margin of Victory: 0.142 Seconds. Caution Flags: 11 for 47 laps. Lead Changes: 21 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: N. Gragson 1-33; S. Friesen 34-40; G. EnÂ“nger 41; S. Friesen 42-49; G. EnÂ“nger 50-62; J. Anderson 63; T. Gilliland 64-68; G. EnÂ“nger 69-84; J. Anderson 85; G. EnÂ“nger 86-89; S. Friesen 90-91; G. EnÂ“nger 92-94; B. Rhodes 95; G. EnÂ“nger 96; B. Rhodes 97-99; J. Sauter 100-104; M. Crafton 105-107; J. Sauter 108-115; M. Crafton 116; J. Sauter 117-124; B. MofÂ“tt 125-142; G. EnÂ“nger 143-144. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): G. EnÂ“nger 7 times for 40 laps; N. Gragson 1 time for 33 laps; J. Sauter 3 times for 21 laps; B. MofÂ“tt 1 time for 18 laps; S. Friesen 3 times for 17 laps; T. Gilliland 1 time for 5 laps; B. Rhodes 2 times for 4 laps; M. Crafton 2 times for 4 laps; J. Anderson 2 times for 2 laps.VERIZON INDYCARGRAND PRIX SONOMA LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 2.385 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 01:17.6277 (110.605 mph). 2. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 01:17.7599 (110.417). 3. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 01:17.7937 (110.369). 4. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda, 01:17.7999 (110.360). 5. (8) Patricio OÂWard, Chevrolet, 01:17.9737 (110.114). 6. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 01:18.0019 (110.074). 7. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 01:17.6495 (110.574). 8. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 01:17.7489 (110.432). 9. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 01:17.9043 (110.212). 10. (26) Zach Veach, Honda, 01:17.9111 (110.203). 11. (18) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 01:17.9242 (110.184). 12. (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 01:17.9919 (110.088). 13. (19) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 01:18.5281 (109.337). 14. (10) Ed Jones, Honda, 01:18.5088 (109.364). 15. (5) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 01:18.5740 (109.273). 16. (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 01:18.5892 (109.252). 17. (21) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 01:18.6687 (109.141). 18. (14) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 01:18.5966 (109.241). 19. (88) Colton Herta, Chevrolet, 01:18.6823 (109.122). 20. (39) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 01:18.6172 (109.213). 21. (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 01:18.7536 (109.024). 22. (6) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 01:18.7211 (109.069). 23. (4) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 01:18.9665 (108.730). 24. (23) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 01:18.8495 (108.891). 25. (20) Jordan King, Chevrolet, 01:19.1519 (108.475).FORMULA ONESINGAPORE GRAND PRIX LINEUPAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Marina Bay street circuit, Singapore Lap length: 3.14 miles 1. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:36.015. 2. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:36.334. 3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:36.628. 4. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:36.702. 5. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:36.794. 6. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:36.996. 7. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:37.985. 8. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:38.320. 9. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:38.365. 10. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:38.588.Eliminated after second session11. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:38.641. 12. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:38.716. 13. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:38.747. 14. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:39.453. 15. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:39.691.Eliminated after Â“rst session16. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:39.644. 17. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:39.809. 18. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:39.864. 19. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:41.263. 20. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:41.334.TENNISDAVIS CUPWORLD GROUPWinners to WG Â“nal, Nov. 23-25SemiÂ“nals FRANCE 3, SPAIN 0At Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France Surface: Hard-IndoorMenÂs SinglesBenoit Paire, France, def. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0. Lucas Pouille, France, def. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.MenÂs DoublesJulien Benneteau and Nicholas Mahut, France, def. Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (7).CROATIA 2, UNITED STATES 1At Sportski centar Visnjik, Zadar, Croatia Surface: Clay-OutdoorMenÂs SinglesBorna Coric, Croatia, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Marin Cilic, Croatia, def. Frances Tiafoe, United States, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (5).MenÂs DoublesMike Bryan and Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic, Croatia, 7-5, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5).
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 SMU 20 #19 Michigan 45 UC Davis 10 #9 Stanford 30 San Jose St 21 #20 Oregon 49 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDWestern Michigan 3 #21 Michigan 49 Kent St 10 #11 Penn St 63 Duke 27 Baylor 40 GAINESVILLE, Fla. Â„ Urban Meyer cried at LSU, Nick Saban lost to Louisiana-Monroe and Kirby Smart did little to make fans forget Mark Richt at Georgia. All three big-name coaches had to navigate challenging debut seasons at big-time programs. Each would weather the storm and play for a national championship soon enough, but it was a long road to get there. ÂThatÂs never easy,ÂŽ said Smart, now in his third season. ÂI donÂt think thatÂs an easy transition for anybody.ÂŽ After just two games at Florida, Dan Mullen is Â“nding out, once again, just how difÂ“cult a coaching changeover can be. The Gators (1-1) enter SaturdayÂs visit from Colorado State (1-2) following UFÂs Â“rst loss to Kentucky since 1986. Galen Hall was the GatorsÂ coach then, and Â“ve more would follow Hall before MullenÂs arrival. Two, Meyer and Steve Spurrier, would win national titles. Hall and three others would be Â“red, each within four seasons. Unlike Ron Zook, Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain, Mullen arrived at UF with a proven track record as an SEC head coach, turning West Division doormat Mississippi State into a competitive program. Yet in college footballÂs most competitive conference, the honeymoon period can end quickly for even a proven head coach. Meyer quickly established himself as a wunderkind at Bowling Green and Utah, but his grace period at UF lasted four games. MeyerÂs next game on the GatorsÂ sideline was a 31-3 beat-down at Alabama. Following a 21-17 loss two weeks later at LSU, the 41-yearold broke down in tears during the post-game press conference. Saban had left LSU the previous season to coach the Miami Dolphins. After two seasons, he returned to the college game, at Alabama Â„ then a shell of the program that long had been the SECÂs gold standard. This week, Saban recalled the trials and tribulations of the 2007 season. That year, which included four losses to end the regular season, was anything but a harbinger of the unprecedented run of success to follow. ÂWe werenÂt very good our Â“rst year here,ÂŽ Saban said. ÂWe were 6-6 and had lots of issues, lots of players suspended, lost to ULM (University of Louisiana-Monroe). I mean, I could go through a litany of things that were very, very difÂ“cult. ÂThen the next year, we were a lot better.ÂŽ In 2009, the Crimson Tide team followed a 12-win season with its Â“rst of Â“ve national titles because, Saban said, he would not compromise his principles or his vision for the program during Year 1. ÂIt doesnÂt happen overnight,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou have to stick with your guns.ÂŽ Following his late November hiring, Mullen set an uncompromising course for the Gators. Mullen demanded more of his players during the off-season conditioning program and in the classroom, punishing players for skipping class or tutoring sessions. But Mullen and his staff also facilitated team bonding with cookouts, movie nights and even a bowling trip during the dog days of preseason camp in August. ÂThatÂs just like little things, like team chemistry, you can build that so thatÂs good,ÂŽ junior tailback Lamical Perine said. ÂLike we really never did nothing like that when IÂve been here.ÂŽ Fun and games have their limits with Mullen. Following last weekÂs Kentucky loss, Mullen questioned his teamÂs toughness and vowed to push them even harder at practice. For the second straight game, Mullen sat senior pass rusher CeCe Jefferson due to academics. Jefferson is a team leader the Gators could have used on a night when the defense struggled. On Monday, Mullen said Jefferson likely would play against CSU, but added a caveat. ÂWe got pretty high standard now in this program for guys,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂItÂs only Monday. WeÂll see.ÂŽ The message of a new coach, though, can fall on deaf ears. Gaining buy-in from players can be a long process. ÂItÂs a daily struggle sometimes, because itÂs not the way theyÂre used to doing things,ÂŽ Smart said. ÂAnd sometimes, they may not have the faith and trust and conÂ“dence that the way youÂre doing things is correct.ÂŽ Losing never helps. A 17-16 home loss to Vanderbilt in SmartÂs fourth SEC game was not exactly what Georgia ofÂ“cials had in mind when hiring SabanÂs longtime defensive coordinator to replace Richt. Two weeks later, SmartÂs Bulldogs lost to longtime Richt nemesis Florida. But SmartÂs squad would rally for four wins in Â“ve games, including a Liberty Bowl win against TCU. The next season, Georgia won the SEC and lost in overtime to Alabama in the national title game. ÂThe end of the season and the momentum in the bowl game and bowl practices were what was really key for us,ÂŽ Smart said of 2016. ÂGoing and playing TCU and beating them and having kids understand thatÂs the way weÂre going to do things, that propelled our off-season, which in turn helped with the season we had the second year.ÂŽ Though just entering Week 3 at UF, Mullen can draw from his experiences at Mississippi State to know how to handle what inevitably lies ahead. The 2009 Bulldogs were coming off a 4-8 season under Sylvester Croom faced the nationÂs toughest schedule. MullenÂs squad suffered one-sided losses to Auburn and Alabama, but also hung tough with top-ranked Florida, before losing 29-19 en route to a 5-7 Â“nish. Mullen, just 37 at the time, said he let his emotions get the best of him, eventually leading school ofÂ“cials and former SEC commissioner Mike Slive to intercede. ÂIÂd Â”y off the hook on everything,ÂŽ Mullen recalled. ÂIÂm like, ÂBoy we lost this game.Â IÂm screaming at the ofÂ“cials, IÂm complaining about that and IÂm complaining about this. ÂI remember Mike calling me. Everybody in the worldÂs got problems. Successful people gave solutions, and our guys, weÂve got to go out on the Â“eld today and Â“nd solution and Â“x our problem, and said, ÂHey, just step back and look at yourself. Is that the image you want, is that helping you build a program, is that making you a better team? Is that the image of your program?Â ÂI think IÂve learned from those mistakes.ÂŽ More lessons remain for the Gators. That much is certain this season. The key is to learn from them, like Mullen and many of the gameÂs top coaches have. ÂEverybody in the worldÂs got problems,ÂŽ Mullen said. ÂSuccessful people have solutions. And our guys, weÂve got to go out on the Â“eld and Â“nd solutions and Â“x our problems.ÂŽDan Mullen, gameÂs top coaches know challenges of debut seasons at new schools By JOHN KEKISAP SPORTS WRITERSYRACUSE, N.Y. Â„ Tommy DeVito scored on a 3-yard run and hit tight end Ravian Pierce with a 3-yard score, and Syracuse overcame an injury to starting quarterback Eric Dungey to beat Florida State 30-7 on Saturday in the sweltering heat of the Carrier Dome. Dungey was hurt late in the second quarter after a late hit to the helmet and never returned as the Orange took a slim 6-0 lead into the break. Last year in Tallahassee, Dungey suffered a broken right foot on the OrangeÂs fourth play from scrimmage, sat out most of the Â“rst half, and returned to nearly lead Syracuse to an upset. He accounted for 387 yards of SyracuseÂs offense and all three touchdowns, but the Seminoles escaped with a 27-24 victory. Dungey, the teamÂs Â“ery leader, never returned on this day and it didnÂt matter as DeVito, a redshirt freshman with scant experience, exhibited great poise in guiding the Orange (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the second half as they snapped a Â“ve-game conference losing streak. Florida State (1-2, 0-2) Â“nished with 240 yards offensively and prevented the shutout on a 2-yard run by quarterback Deondre Francois with 6:16 to play. The Seminoles were 4-0 in the Carrier Dome entering the game and had won 10 straight games in the series since 1966. DeVito had completions of 33 yards to Jamal Custis and hit Pierce with a swing pass for 22 more before scoring his Â“rst career touchdown on a keeper up the middle midway through the third quarter. DeVito, who Â“nished 11 of 16 for 144 yards and no turnovers, gave the Orange a commanding 20-0 lead with his toss to Pierce with 3:33 left in the third. FSU had not allowed a point in the third quarter and just 10 second-half points in splitting the Â“rst two games against then-No. 20 Virginia Tech and FCS foe Samford. Defensively, Syracuse put the clamps on Francois, who Â“nished 18 of 36 for 178 yards passing with one interception and was sacked four times. Cam Akers led the Seminoles on the ground with 52 yards on 10 carries. FSU Â“nished with just 62 yards rushing. Dungey was knocked out of the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit while he was on the turf at the end of a run. A personal foul was assessed and DeVito entered. He hit Custis along the right side for 16 yards to set up a Â“rst-and-goal at the 1, but the Florida State defense stuffed Dontae Strickland on three straight running plays over left tackle, forcing a 19-yard Â“eld goal by Andre Szmyt. Francois got untracked on the Â“nal possession of the half and hit Nyqwan Murray for gains of 20 and 16 yards, threading the needle both times among several Orange defenders. But time expired with the Seminoles inside the red zone and the second half was a bust. Strickland scored on a 13-yard run late in the fourth to complete the scoring.THE TAKEAWAYFlorida State: The Seminoles have fallen on hard times under Â“rstyear coach Willie Taggart. The offense has sputtered every game. Francois, who missed most of last season with an injury, has only clicked in spurts and the run game has been dismal behind an offensive line thatÂs trying to Â“nd itself. Syracuse: The Orange are unbeaten and seem poised to Â“nally break out of the rut that has seen them Â“nish 4-8 three straight times. Even if Dungey misses more games, DeVito proved heÂs a capable backup against a foe with a storied past.Syracuse beats Florida State 30-7 behind DeVito AP PHOTOFlorida StateÂs Camren McDonald, left, looks to tackle SyracuseÂs Antwan Cordy, right, in the Â“rst quarter of an NCAA college football game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday. CFB: New coaches CFB: Syracuse 30; Florida 7 CFB: Alabama 62; Mississippi 7 By DAVID BRANDTAP SPORTS WRITEROXFORD, Miss. (AP) Â„ Tua Tagovailoa threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns, Jerry Jeudy caught two scoring passes and No. 1 Alabama buried Mississippi 62-7 on Saturday night. Alabama (3-0) gave up a touchdown on the Â“rst play of the Southeastern Conference opener, but responded by scoring the next 62 points. The TideÂs offense had 516 total yards and was so effective that TagovailoaÂs evening was over by midway through the second quarter. The left-handed sophomore completed 11 of 15 passes during his short time on the Â“eld. The Tide then turned to Jalen Hurts, who completed 7 of 10 passes for 85 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. It was so lopsided that third-string quarterback Mac Jones was in the game before the end of the third quarter. Ole Miss (2-1, 0-1) suffered through a second straight blowout loss to the Crimson Tide. The Rebels fell 66-3 last year in Tuscaloosa. Jordan TaÂamu completed just 7 of 22 passes for 133 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The game was in doubt for about 11 seconds. ThatÂs the time it took for TaÂamu to Â“nd D.K. Metcalf for a 75-yard touchdown on the Â“rst play of the game. Ole Miss had a 7-0 lead and a packed VaughtHemingway Stadium was rocking. Alabama wouldnÂt be fooled again. The Tide scored 49 points by halftime, doing whatever it wanted against the Ole Miss defense. There were plenty of clues the Rebels would struggle to slow down the Tide Â„ including giving up 629 total yards to Southern Illinois last week Â„ but the onslaught was still stunning.THE TAKEAWAYVery few people expected Ole Miss to win this game, but a decently close outcome might have built some conÂ“dence for the Rebels. Obviously, that didnÂt happen. The Ole Miss defense has been brutal through three games this season and the offense Â„ other than the Â“rst 75-yard touchdown Â„ looked out of sync. The Rebels will try to regroup next week against Kent State. Alabama breezed to its Â“rst win of the season, and its most impressive feat was slowing down an Ole Miss offense that looked so good for the seasonÂs Â“rst two weeks. The secondary was burned on the opening play, but when Ole Miss tried another deep ball on the next drive, Trevon Diggs knocked it away and the Tide cruised to a dominant performance.UP NEXTOle Miss hosts Kent State next Saturday. Alabama hosts Texas A&M next Saturday.No. 1 Alabama blows past Mississippi 62-7 AP PHOTOAlabama running back Damien Harris runs upÂ“eld for a Â“rst down during the Â“rst half of the game.
The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 7By JOHN ZENORAP SPORTS WRITERAUBURN, Ala. Â„ LSU coach Ed Orgeron insisted he had no doubt Cole Tracy would make the winning kick, but setting it up was quite the adventure. Tracy kicked a 42-yard Â“eld goal on the Â“nal play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener. Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the Â“eld in the Â“nal minutes with clutch plays and two pass interference calls against Auburn (2-1). That set up TracyÂs Â“eld goal that was almost right down the middle and sent LSU players swarming onto the Â“eld to celebrate. ÂThere was no question in my mind that he was going to make this Â“eld goal,ÂŽ Orgeron said. ÂIt worked out perfect.ÂŽ It capped a wild fourth quarter in a rivalry that has produced many of them. Burrow hit Derrick Dillon over the outstretched arms of Auburn linebacker Deshaun Davis for a 71-yard touchdown strike with 8:18 left. BurrowÂs two-point attempt failed, leaving Auburn up 21-19. The LSU defense held to set up another chance with 5:38 remaining. The result was a 14-play, 52-yard drive and TracyÂs kick. ÂI knew on Monday that it was going to come down to this,ÂŽ Tracy said. ÂOnce we got past Southeastern (Louisiana), you know that when youÂre playing at Auburn, itÂs going to be a close game.ÂŽ A pass interference call against Jeremiah Dinson on third-and-11 kept the drive alive. Then Burrow hit Stephen Sullivan for 9 yards on fourth-and-7 to keep the offense on the Â“eld. Another interference call, against Jamel Dean, got LSU into Â“eld goal position. ÂWhen you get put out at the end of the game in that situation, youÂve got to shut it down,ÂŽ Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown said of the defenseÂs mind-set. Burrow held his own against AuburnÂs more heralded Jarrett Stidham. He completed 15 of 34 passes for 249 yards, with Justin Jefferson gaining 97 yards on Â“ve catches. Stidham was 16 of 28 for 198 yards and a touchdown but threw two interceptions. JaTarvious Whitlow ran for 104 yards on 22 carries. AuburnÂs Anders Carlson missed a 52yard Â“eld goal attempt wide left with nearly 13 minutes left. The loss snapped a 13-game home winning streak dating back to the 2016 LSU game. LSU, which trailed 21-10 in the second half after scoring the Â“rst 10 points, overcame a 20-0 deÂ“cit against Auburn to win last season. ÂIt was a dogÂ“ght from the get-go,ÂŽ Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. ÂWe had the turnover early and they got the score. We got behind but dug ourselves out of the hole with a halftime lead. Third quarter we were doing a good job. ÂWe were close to getting some distance with a chance to put the game away. We didnÂt make the plays to do that.ÂŽTHE TAKEAWAYLSU: Struggled to sustain solid start offensively after outgaining 188-63 in building the 10-0 lead. But kept coming back to secure its second win over a Top 10 opponent after opening with a victory over then-No. 8 Miami. Auburn: Stidham started out 0-for-4 passing with an interception on his Â“rst attempt, but regrouped nicely. Auburn couldnÂt produce late against a tough LSU defense, creating an uphill battle for a second straight SEC West title.PENALTIES GALOREBoth teams were flagged for nine penalties, 111 yards for Auburn and 91 for LSU. ÂThere was some tough ones,ÂŽ Malzahn said.POLL IMPLICATIONSLSU will almost certainly climb into the Top 10 while Auburn doesnÂt figure to fall too far.TARGETINGLSU safety John Battle was ejected after a targeting call early in the fourth quarter. He made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Anthony Schwartz.UP NEXTLSU gets a break from SEC games with a visit from Louisiana Tech. Auburn hosts Arkansas in a second straight SEC West home game.Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to CFB: LSU 22; Auburn 21 CFB: RoundupBy MATT CONNOLLYTHE STATECLEMSON, S.C. Â„ Clemson running back Travis Etienne rushed for a career-high 162 yards as the Tigers earned a sloppy but effective 38-7 win against Georgia Southern on Saturday afternoon at Death Valley. The Tigers turned the ball over three times and missed a pair of Â“eld goals but remained in control thanks to a dominant defensive effort. Georgia Southern managed only one Â“rst down in the Â“rst half and the Tigers scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead at the break. Starting quarterback Kelly Bryant was injured late in the second quarter and did not return. No update on his status was made available during the game. The decision to move the start time up from 3:30 p.m. to noon due to Hurricane Florence worked out well as nearly 80,000 fans were on hand to watch No. 2 Clemson on a windy but otherwise Â“ne day. Freshman Trevor Lawrence played most of the second half and Â“nished 12-for-19 for 194 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the victory.Murray and No. 5 Oklahoma hold off Iowa State 37-27AMES, Iowa (AP) Â„ Kyler Murray threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Oklahoma held off Iowa State 37-27 on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Marquise Brown had 191 yards receiving and a TD for the Sooners (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), who extended the nationÂs longest road winning streak to 17 games while avenging a stunning home loss to the Cyclones a year ago. Iowa State (0-2, 0-1) didnÂt make it easy for the Sooners, rallying from a 14-point deÂ“cit to make it 34-27 late in the third quarter. But the Sooners killed nearly eight minutes on a drive that ended with a 42-yard Â“eld goal from Austin Siebert with 2:51 left, and Parnell MotleyÂs interception with 1:11 to go sealed. ÂIowa StateÂs a good team. You give them any room, theyÂre going to capitalize on it. TheyÂre a tough out,ÂŽ Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. Backup Zeb Noland threw for a career-high 360 yards and a pair of long touchdown passes to Hakeem Butler for the Cyclones (0-2, 0-1), who were without starting quarterback Kyle Kempt (knee). Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said Kempt will also miss next weekÂs game.No. 3 Georgia routs Middle Tennessee, 49-7ATHENS, Ga. Â„ Georgia continued its early-season dominance Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium, adding an annihilation of Middle Tennessee to its list of one-sided victories. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs built a 42-7 lead by halftime and went on to a 49-7 win over the Blue Raiders, an overmatched Conference USA team that will be paid $1.7 million by the UGA Athletic Association for making the trip to Athens. Georgia has beaten its Â“rst three opponents this season by a cumulative margin of 135-24, with a 45-0 win over Austin Peay and a 41-17 win over South Carolina preceding SaturdayÂs rout. Highlights in GeorgiaÂs latest win included two touchdowns by Mecole Hardman, one on a 5-yard reception and the other on a 70-yard punt return. Georgia set the tone by scoring the Â“rst time it had the ball Saturday, with a career-long 66-yard run by tailback Elijah HolyÂ“eld accounting for most of the game-opening seven-play, 87-yard drive. Quarterback Jake Fromm completed the drive with the 5-yard throw to Hardman. An interception and 26-yard return by Georgia defensive back Deandre Baker set up the next touchdown, which came with four minutes left in the Â“rst quarter on an 11-yard pass from Fromm to a wide-open Jeremiah Holloman in the end zone. The game turned into a rout of extreme proportions when Georgia scored four touchdowns in the second quarter. On the Â“rst play of the quarter, a 56-yard run by wide receiver Tyler Simmons on a jet-sweep play Â„ his Â“rst career touchdown Â„ capped a six-play, 94-yard drive quarterbacked by freshman Justin Fields. Next, HardmanÂs 70yard punt return Â„ his Â“rst career punt return for a touchdown Â„ stretched the BulldogsÂ lead to 28-0. Middle Tennessee briefly interrupted the Georgia onslaught when quarterback Brent Stockstill threw a short pass in the right Â”at to Patrick Smith, who broke free for a 41-yard score. That trimmed GeorgiaÂs lead to 28-7 with 4:21 left in the half. But the Bulldogs quickly resumed the Â“repower. Riley Ridley caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Fromm, three plays after Fromm connected with Holloman on a 65-yard deep ball to the 14-yard line. And Â“nally, with less than a minute to go in the half, Fields scored on a 15-yard run. The 42 Â“rst-half points were GeorgiaÂs most since scoring 45 in the Â“rst two quarters against Troy in 2014. GeorgiaÂs offense piled up 382 yards Â„ 217 rushing and 165 passing Â„ in the Â“rst half Saturday. HolyÂ“eld had an even 100 yards rushing in the half on eight carries. Fromm completed 10 of 12 passes for 128 yards and three touchdowns in the half.Canada runs for 2 scores, BYU upsets No. 6 Wisconsin 24-21MADISON, Wis. (AP) Â„ BYU coach Kalani Sitake viewed WisconsinÂs brand of smashmouth football as a blueprint for success. The Cougars followed the plan to perfection Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns and BYU handed mistake-prone Wisconsin its Â“rst nonconference home loss since 2003 with a 24-21 victory. BYU gave sixth-ranked Wisconsin Â“ts on motion plays and sweeps. The Cougars (2-1) tossed in a trick play too, when receiver Aleva Hifo found open tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau for a 31yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Sitake was so happy with the toughness of his team that he gave the game ball to his strength and conditioning coaches. ÂI talked about how much I admire the (Wisconsin) program, the tradition and the smashmouth football that they play,ÂŽ Sitake said. ÂBut (BYUÂs) players were gritty and they played hard and with a lot of toughness.ÂŽ Wisconsin (2-1) had one last chance to avoid an upset with a drive that started with 3:55 left at the 8. But normally reliable senior kicker Rafael GaglianoneÂs 42-yard Â“eld goal attempt to tie with 41 seconds left went wide left ÂBYU! BYU!ÂŽ yelled the small contingent of Cougars fans in the stands. BYUÂs last victory over a top-10 team came in 2009 with a 14-13 win over third-ranked Oklahoma. ÂWe just wanted to win the line of scrimmage and be physical,ÂŽ Sitake said. The BadgersÂ 41-game nonconference winning streak Â„ the longest active in the nation Â„ came to an end. Their hopes to make the College Football Playoff probably did, too. ÂWin as a team and everyone can own their part equally in a loss,ÂŽ Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. Skyler SouthamÂs 45yard Â“eld goal with 9:58 left, set up by CanadaÂs 46-yard run on the Â“rst play of a Â“ve-play drive, gave BYU the lead for good, 24-21. The Cougars punched right back after Wisconsin tied the game at 21 on Taiwan DealÂs 5-yard touchdown run with 12:43 to go. ÂThey out-executed us,ÂŽ Badgers linebacker T.J. Edwards said. WisconsinÂs last nonconference loss at home was to UNLV, 23-5 on Sept. 13, 2003.Singletary has 5 TDs as FAU rolls over BethuneCookman 49-28BOCA RATON, Fla. Â„ Devin Singletary stormed in for a school record Â“ve rushing touchdowns in the Â“rst half as Florida Atlantic jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 49-28 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. Singletary had 50 yards rushing in the Â“rst half and got the call every time the Owls were near the goal line, with his longest scoring run coming from the 18, as Florida Atlantic (2-1) led 29-0 in the Â“rst quarter. They were up 36-14 at the half. Singletary, who has had a rushing touchdown in 16 straight games, now owns the C-USA record for consecutive games with a rushing TD. Louisiana TechÂs Kenneth Dixon held the old mark during the 2014-15 seasons. Kerrith Whyte Jr. ran for 100 yards as FAU totaled 376 yards rushing while amassing 559 total yards. The Owls are 2-1 for the Â“rst time since the 2007 season. Chris Robinson hit Jovon Durante with a 10yard TD pass early in the third quarter for FAUÂs Â“rst score that did not involve Singletary. Akevious Williams threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns for BethuneCookman (1-2).Clemson avoids poor weather, tops Georgia Southern to remain unbeaten AP PHOTOSClemsonÂs Hunter Renfrow (13) avoids the tackle attempt by Georgia SouthernÂs Jay Bowdry (5) with blocking help from Garrett Williams (44) during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman (4) tries to break free from Middle Tennessee cornerback Darryl Randolph (29) in the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game Saturday in Athens, Ga. BYUÂs Austin Lee trips up WisconsinÂs Kendric Pryor during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, in Madison, Wis.
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 16, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTHumid with a stray t-storm Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 91 LOW 7640% chance of rain 15% chance of rainClouds and sun, a t-storm in spots; humid93 / 7540% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATURESome sun with a t-storm in the area; humid92 / 7640% chance of rain TUESDAYHumid with clouds and sun; a p.m. t-storm91 / 7655% chance of rain WEDNESDAYChance of an afternoon thunderstorm90 / 7430% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny, t-storms possible; humid92 / 7435% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 4 8 6 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 420-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV IndexÂ’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIAÂ’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE89931021029896Air Quality Index readings as of SaturdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Saturday Sebring through 2 p.m. Saturday Venice through 2 p.m. Saturday24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 4.75ÂŽ Normal month to date 3.89ÂŽ Year to date 53.45ÂŽ Normal year to date 41.08ÂŽ Record 2.80ÂŽ (1975) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. Trace Month to date 2.90ÂŽ Normal month to date 3.83ÂŽ Year to date 35.72ÂŽ Normal year to date 39.67ÂŽ Record 2.80ÂŽ (1979) High/Low 92/80 Normal High/Low 91/73 Record High 95 (1987) Record Low 66 (1979) High/Low 93/75 High/Low 90/79 Normal High/Low 89/73 Record High 98 (1988) Record Low 65 (1956)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. 4.75 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 53.45 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 92 80 s 90 77 t Bradenton 90 77 t 91 76 pc Clearwater 90 78 t 91 78 pc Coral Springs 91 78 t 90 78 pc Daytona Beach 93 74 pc 90 74 c Fort Lauderdale 89 79 t 89 78 pc Fort Myers 90 75 t 92 74 pc Gainesville 93 75 pc 92 74 t Jacksonville 95 75 pc 93 75 t Key Largo 89 80 t 88 81 pc Key West 90 81 t 90 81 pc Lakeland 91 75 t 92 75 pc Melbourne 93 76 t 91 76 c Miami 91 77 t 90 77 pc Naples 91 76 t 91 76 pc Ocala 91 73 pc 91 73 t Okeechobee 90 74 t 90 73 pc Orlando 92 74 t 91 74 c Panama City 91 76 s 89 75 t Pensacola 94 78 s 92 78 t Pompano Beach 90 79 t 90 78 pc St. Augustine 92 76 pc 89 75 t St. Petersburg 90 76 t 91 75 pc Sarasota 90 74 t 91 74 pc Tallahassee 96 77 s 92 75 t Tampa 92 79 t 93 78 pc Vero Beach 90 73 t 90 73 c West Palm Beach 91 76 t 90 77 c 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 7:27a 1:36a 11:29p 4:02p Mon. 8:24a 2:20a --5:21p Today 6:04a 2:18p 10:06p --Mon. 7:01a 12:36a 11:46p 3:37p Today 4:53a 1:23p ----Mon. 6:10a 2:37p ----Today 7:59a 2:05a --4:31p Mon. 12:01a 2:49a 8:56a 5:50p Today 4:19a 12:57p 8:21p 11:15p Mon. 5:16a 2:16p 10:01p --SSE 4-8 0-1 Light SW 7-14 1-3 LightFt. Myers 90/75 storms all day Punta Gorda 93/75 storms all day Sarasota 90/74 storms all day The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEFirst Sep 16 Full Sep 24 Last Oct 2 New Oct 8 Today 1:51 p.m. 12:02 a.m. Monday 2:42 p.m. 12:46 a.m. Today 7:14 a.m. 7:32 p.m. Monday 7:15 a.m. 7:31 p.m. Today 12:09p 5:57a ---6:21p Mon. 12:34a 6:46a 12:58p 7:10p Tue. 1:20a 7:32a 1:45p 7:57p FLORENCE Monterrey 86/71 Chihuahua 84/63 Los Angeles 85/62 Washington 78/72 New York 80/68 Miami 91/77 Atlanta 84/68 Detroit 84/67 Houston 92/75 Kansas City 86/66 Chicago 86/67 Minneapolis 88/69 El Paso 91/68 Denver 92/63 Billings 76/48 San Francisco 69/54 Seattle 64/51 Toronto 81/65 Montreal 82/66 Winnipeg 75/41 Ottawa 83/61 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. 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Q: When are the nights longer than days in the Northern Hemisphere?A: Autumn and winter Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 91/76 91/75 92/75 92/75 92/75 92/75 90/75 91/74 91/75 92/79 90/77 89/79 90/77 90/75 91/75 93/75 91/75 92/76 91/76 91/75 91/76 91/75 92/75 90/76 91/75 89/78 90/77 90/76 91/75 92/76 90/77 90/74 90/74 90/78 89/79 91/76 91/76 91/76Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 in the Â“rst half and also threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Thomas. It was 21-7 at halftime, and the Hurricanes had plenty of answers when Toledo made a game of it in the third quarter. DeeJay Dallas ran for a 19-yard TD to put Miami up 28-14, and RosierÂs 5-yard scoring pass to Lawrence Cager made it 35-21. The Rockets settled for a Â“eld goal on their next drive, and Rosier broke free for a 37-yard touchdown run to make it 42-24 with 12:18 remaining in the game. Dallas Â“nished with 110 yards on 17 carries.THE TAKEAWAYMiami: The Hurricanes are Â“ghting an uphill battle to get back in the national title picture after a season-opening loss to LSU. They have an obvious concern if JohnsonÂs injury turns out to be a nagging one, but Rosier and Thomas were more than ToledoÂs defense could handle. Toledo: The Rockets arenÂt seeking moral victories. TheyÂve beaten teams such as Arkansas and Iowa State in the past few years, and they obviously hoped for a better showing against Miami. This was still anyoneÂs game in the third quarter, but not so much in the fourth.POLL IMPLICATIONSTeams like Miami donÂt play road games like this very often. ThereÂs a lot to lose and not much to gain, but it will be interesting to see if voters reward the Hurricanes for a convincing road win over a strong MAC program.UP NEXTMiami: Hosts Florida International next Saturday. Toledo: Hosts Nevada next Saturday.MIAMIFROM PAGE 1 Freshman Dameon Pierce ran mostly untouched for a 68-yard score late in the game and Â“nished with 87 yards on the ground. K.J. Carta-Samuels was 21-of-34 passing for 217 yards and a score. Collin Hill replaced him in the fourth quarter. The Rams lost three of their four fumbles and also missed two Â“eld goals.THE TAKEAWAYColorado State: Gets the largest single-game guarantee that any school has ever paid another, a huge payday to come cross-country and play in draining heat and humidity. The Gators still owe the Rams $1 million of the $3 million they agreed to pay to lure McElwain from Fort Collins in 2014. Florida: Got a much-needed victory, but showed little, if any, progress on both lines of scrimmage. Kentucky dominated the Gators in the trenches in their Southeastern Conference opener last week.STILL SIDELINEDFlorida linebacker David Reese, who led the team in tackles in 2017, missed his third consecutive game because of a knee injury. Reese was hurt during fall practice, and coach Dan Mullen talked earlier this week like Reese would make his debut. Senior defensive end CeCe Jefferson made his debut. He missed the Â“rst games of the season because of academic issues.UP NEXTColorado State: After playing consecutive SEC teams, the Rams host Illinois State of the Football Championship Subdivision next Saturday. Florida: Plays its Â“rst road game of the season at Tennessee next Saturday. ItÂs the Â“rst of seven straight SEC games for the Gators.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1 South Florida, which scored 49 points in a win against Georgia Tech last, week, answered with a 75-yard drive. Cronkrite went in from the 3 to tie it at 7, but the Illini defense held for the rest of the half and forced interceptions by Jartavius Martin and DelÂShawn Phillips, which set up field goals by McLaughlin. McLaughlin connected again from 41 yards, banging off the right upright, capping a 10-play, 53-yard drive late in the third quarter to extend the lead to 19-7. Rivers, in his first career start as quarterback, was 20 of 29 for 168 yards passing for Illinois (2-1). Rivers relieved A.J. Bush Jr., who was injured in the win against Western Illinois. ÂLast year we played South Florida, we werenÂt really competitive,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂThis year is a completely different game. I thought the guys came out strong. ... 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BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, September 16, 2018Special to Highlands News-SunSEBRING Â„ The Sebring Tractor Supply store is hosting a community Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 22. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., local farmers, crafters and artisans will be onsite selling homemade and homegrown goods at the store located at 3300 U.S. Hwy 27 South. According to store manager Briana Tribett, thereÂs no better way to celebrate the fall harvest season in the Sebring area. ÂFarmers markets are a great way to highlight skills, foster community relationships and support neighbors,ÂŽ said Tribett. ÂWe are excited to provide a platform for our customers to showcase their homemade and homegrown goods.ÂŽ Local goods for sale will be displayed in tented areas in front of the store. Tractor SupplyÂs Fall Farmers Market event will take place Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3300 U.S. Hwy 27 South. Contact the Sebring Tractor Supply store at 863-385-1380 for more information or details about participating in the event.Sebring Tractor Supply to host FarmerÂs MarketCBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves, but will he see it?NEW YORK (AP) Â„ CBS says it sets aside $120 million in severance for ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves. But whether he sees a penny of it is one of the tough and potentially incendiary decisions the network faces after his resignation over sexual misconduct accusations. Outside lawyers are investigating the allegations against Moonves, and CBS says it will release the severance money if it is found there was no cause for him to be Â“red. That is likely to anger the #MeToo movement.After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscapeNEW YORK Â„ The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves isnÂt likely to lead to drastic changes in network programs. But a related deal could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as NetÂ”ix and Amazon. As part of SundayÂs ouster, CBS also shook up its board and settled a larger Â“ght with its parent company, National Amusements. ___Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it wonÂt make hatchback in USWASHINGTON (AP) Â„ Ford wonÂt be moving production of a hatchback wagon to the United States from China Â„ despite President Donald TrumpÂs claim Sunday that his taxes on Chinese imports mean the Focus Active can be built in America. Citing TrumpÂs new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was dropping plans to ship the Focus Active from China to America.China promises retaliation if US imposes more tariffsBEIJING Â„ China has promised retaliation if Washington goes ahead with more tariff hikes, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies if it runs out of imports for penalties. The threat came after Trump said he might raise duties on an additional $267 billion of Chinese goods. Beijing warned earlier it would impose Âcomprehensive measuresÂŽ if necessary. That has left U.S. companies on edge about whether they might be targeted.US consumer borrowing up strong $16.6 billion in JulyWASHINGTON Â„ Americans increased their borrowing in July at nearly double the pace of the previous month, evidence that conÂ“dent consumers are willing to take on more debt to support their spending. The Federal Reserve reports that consumer debt rose by a seasonally adjusted $16.6 billion in July, up sharply from a gain of $8.5 billion in June.On front line of trade, EU ports fear overnight Brexit chaosZEEBRUGGE, Belgium Â„ Not since the 1970s have European port towns had to deal with customs in their massive trade with Britain. All of that could change on Brexit day, on March 30, 2019. Britain and the European Union are struggling to agree on the terms of business after Brexit, raising the chances of a sudden return of tariffs and border controls. That is starting to unnerve companies and authorities, particularly in places like ports that operate on the front line of global trade.Poll: Teens say social media makes them feel betterNEW YORK Â„ TodayÂs teens are constantly on their smartphones, many check social media constantly and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll Â“nds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more conÂ“dent, less lonely BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS Special to Highlands News-SunTAMPA Â„ AAAÂs 2018 Your Driving Costs study reveals that many consumers donÂt understand the dynamics of vehicle depreciation. Its important consumers realize the value of a new vehicle decreases once the car drives off the lot. In fact, it accounts for almost 40 percent of the cost of owning a new vehicle. That cost alone could account for more than $3,000 per year and is inÂ”uenced by a number of factors, including shifting consumer preferences. AAA urges car buyers to think about factors, such as, market trends and length of ownership before they purchase their next vehicle. ÂConsumers purchasing a new vehicle often donÂt consider whether it holds its value or not,ÂŽ said Matt Nasworthy, Florida Public Affairs Director, AAA Â„ The Auto Club Group. ÂSelecting a car that depreciates at a slower rate can have a signiÂ“cant Â“nancial impact in the long run.ÂŽ AAAÂs annual analysis found demand for sedans has slipped as American appetite shifts to SUVs and pickup trucks. As a result, depreciation costs of these once-popular vehicles increased up to 13 percent as compared to last year. Electric and hybrid vehicles, however, have seen a gain in popularity with 20 percent of Americans saying they will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent the previous year. This year, these vehicles also saw a dip in depreciation and offer many cost beneÂ“ts such as lower repair and maintenance bills, making going green a more affordable choice than in years past. Buyers often only give priority to purchase price and monthly payment when choosing a new car, sometimes selecting a vehicle based on the best deal available. The length of car ownership, however, is of equal importance. Consumers who plan to keep a vehicle for only a few years should be cautious of deep discounts and incentives offered by automakers and dealers. These are often designed to sell less popular models and directly inÂ”uence depreciation. Low down payments and extended Â“nance terms can also have a similar effect. Stretching a car loan over Â“ve, six or even seven years may be an effective way to lower payments, but owners may quickly Â“nd themselves owing more than the vehicle is worth. Leasing is similarly affected since payments are based in part on the projected residual value of the car at the end of the lease, serving as a good indicator of which models experience higher New cars lose $3,000 annually, according to AAA ÂConsumers purchasing a new vehicle often donÂt consider whether it holds its value or not.ÂŽMatt Nasworthy, Florida Public Aairs Director By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ Offers of training and stock in their new employer werenÂt enough to keep four out of his Â“ve staffers when Dennis Chow sold his information technology Â“rm in 2016. Chow and the buyers learned one of the hard lessons of a business sale Â„ despite their best efforts, some employees will leave. People departed from both companies when SCIS Security acquired ChowÂs Houstonbased Xtec Systems, most of them workers who didnÂt like their new assignments. ÂWe lost maybe 25 percent of the overall workforce,ÂŽ Chow says. As the number of small business sales keeps rising, staff retention is a priority Â„ especially since low unemployment makes it easy for many workers to Â“nd new jobs. Transactions tallied by online marketplace BizBuySell.com show more than 2,700 small businesses changed hands during the second quarter, the most since the count began in 2007. The trend is being driven in large part by retiring baby boomer owners. One big problem can be a culture clash Â„ staffers whose company is sold may be uncomfortable with their new bosses and how the business is now being run. A new owner may be more rigid about schedules or more of a micromanager. Staffers who worked with just a handful of people before might Â“nd themselves with dozens of co-workers, and miss the old camaraderie. Bosses should focus on the quality of DonÂt go! Surging business sales make staff retention a must THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, photo, Jackie Johnson, left, and John Ahlberg work at Waident Technology Solutions in Glen Ellyn Ill. Ahlberg, whose technology support and management company has made four acquisitions in recent years, has been able to retain ab out a third of the staers who joined his rm, Chicago-based Waident. ÂWith each person, we sit down and talk to them, and ask, ÂWh at are you doing now, and what skills do you have?ÂÂŽ Ahlberg says. ÂBut most of the conversation revolves around, ÂWhat are your hopes and dreams. What do you want to be doing?ÂÂŽ In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, photo, John Ahlberg works at his desk in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Ahlberg, whose technology support and management company has made four acquisitions in recent years, has been able to retain about a third of the staers who joined his rm, Chicago-based Waident. SMALL TALKSALES | 2D CARS | 2D HIGHLIGHTS | 2D
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com employeesÂ work life, says Mike Astringer, owner of Human Capital Consultants, a human resources provider. Money, whether itÂs in the form or a raise or a bonus, may not work in the long run. ÂThe new acquirer and the seller need to really collaborate in the transition to make sure the culture not going to change, that the reason people work there is going to continue,ÂŽ he says. Critical to keeping staffers is not springing the ownership change on them at the last minute. That will only anger them and add to their anxiety and temptation to Â”ee, Astringer says. A new boss should acknowledge and validate staffersÂ feelings, and not try pep talks to ease anxiety, says John Proctor, CEO of Ottawa, Ontario-based Martello Technologies. The information and communications technology company has made two acquisitions in recent years, giving Proctor experience with persuading reluctant staffers to stay. ÂPeople arenÂt praying at the altar of Martello. It doesnÂt work like that,ÂŽ he says. ProctorÂs approach is to meet with staffers individually or in small groups, spell out his ideas for the companyÂs direction and ask employees about the roles they see themselves playing. He recommends listening rather than dictating. ÂYouÂre giving them a sense of ownership instead of, ÂYouÂre going to be doing this, and youÂre going to be doing that,ÂÂŽ he says. Still, Proctor warns owners to expect some friction. ÂYou also need to be realistic that there will be issues and disputes and you must deal with those with an open and frank dialogue with all involved,ÂŽ he says. It can be more difÂ“cult to retain staffers in some industries than others. David Crais, chief executive of CMG Carelytics a health technology development company that has done several acquisitions, has found software engineers reluctant to be part of a company thatÂs growing by buying others. ÂMany times, theyÂre driven by wanting to be part of a building process,ÂŽ says Crais, The more an owner can align a stafferÂs needs with the companyÂs culture, the greater the chances of retaining employees, Crais says. He considers an acquisition a success if 70 percent to 75 percent of the staff is still there 18 months later. John Ahlberg, whose technology support and management company has made several acquisitions in recent years, has been able to retain about a third of the staffers who joined his Â“rm, Chicago-based Waident Technology Solutions. Those who left tended to be uncomfortable with the culture at their new company; for example, they were used to working on their own and had a hard time adapting to team work. ÂWith each person, we sit down and talk to them, and ask, ÂWhat are you doing now, and what skills do you have?ÂÂŽ Ahlberg says. ÂBut most of the conversation revolves around, ÂWhat are your hopes and dreams. What do you want to be doing?ÂÂŽ Those conversations must be ongoing, Ahlberg says: ÂWe sit with everyone regularly to make sure they are heard, we discuss the company expectations and deÂ“ne what is expected of them. We try to leave nothing vague.ÂŽ Sometimes there isnÂt much an owner can do. Steve Sargent hoped for an easy transition when he bought an automotive repair shop in Cary, North Carolina, in March and turned it into a Mr. Transmission/Milex franchise. He told the three staffers they could keep their jobs, but changes he made, including new technology to handle transactions and accounting, were troubling for the shop manager. Sargent provided training and tried to talk to the man, but couldnÂt get him to open up about his frustration. ÂHe always said he wasnÂt going to leave,ÂŽ Sargent says. But nearly three months after Sargent arrived, Âhe called me and said, I canÂt do this anymore,ÂŽ Sargent recalls. Sargent advises other owners to keep communicating, but be ready for people to quit. ÂNot everyone will make it through the transition, so be proactive about looking for replacements before a person leaves,ÂŽ he says.SALESFROM PAGE 1D or lower depreciation. Since resale value is not a factor at the end of the lease period, buyers who prefer less popular models or only want a vehicle for a short time, may consider leasing a more viable option. AAAÂs Your Driving Costs found the average cost to own and operate a new vehicle in 2018 is $8,849 per year. The Â“gure is calculated based on the cost of fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, license/registration/ taxes, depreciation and loan interest. The study examined 45 top-selling 2018 model-year vehicles across the following nine categories. Based on 15,000 miles driven annually While the latest technology, style and options make them attractive to car buyers, a new car may not be the most economical choice for some buyers. Vehicle owners looking for alternatives to new car ownership or ways to minimize their operating costs should consider the following: Buy (gently) used Â… Prior to purchasing a pre-owned vehicle take it to a trusted repair facility to be checked out. By driving a pre-owned vehicle in good condition, ownership costs are signiÂ“cantly lower. A safe, reliable vehicle can be found at an attractive price point. Fuel responsibly Â… Avoid wasting money on premium grade gasoline unless your vehicle speciÂ“cally requires it and, if youÂre one of the 20 percent of Americans considering an electric car, these vehicles offer lower fuel and maintenance costs. Show your car some love Â… It sounds counterintuitive, but spending money on routine maintenance can actually save you money in the end. To keep engines running cleaner and longer, consider switching to synthetic oil and upgrading to a higher quality fuel TOP TIERÂ’ gasoline. Slow down Â… When gas prices are high, small changes in the way you drive can make a big difference. AAA helps take the guesswork out of Â“nding a trusted repair shop with its Approved Auto Repair (AAR) facilities. Each AAR facility must adhere to a stringent set of standards for certiÂ“cations, technical training, cleanliness, insurance requirements, and customer service set forth by AAA. Shops with the AAR designation signal to drivers a vetted facility, inspected annually, that will offer fair pricing and quality service. To locate an AAR facility, drivers can visit AAA.com/AutoRepair. Additionally, AAA also offers a free repair cost calculator, also found at AAA.com/AutoRepair that provides drivers the ability to estimate the cost of a repair or to verify a quote received for their vehicle. AAAÂs Your Driving Costs study employs a proprietary methodology to analyze the costs of owning and operating a new vehicle in the United States, using data from a variety of sources, including Vincentric LLC. Additional information and detailed driving costs, including those for fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, license/registration/ taxes, depreciation and Â“nance charges can be found at NewsRoom. AAA.com or AAA.com/ YourDrivingCosts.CARSFROM PAGE 1D and less depressed. The poll, released Monday by Common Sense Media, found that 89 percent of teenagers have their own smartphone. ThatÂs up from 41 percent in 2012, the last time the survey was conducted.AlibabaÂs Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019BEIJING Â„ Jack Ma, one of ChinaÂs most prominent entrepreneurs, says he will step down as chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group in September 2019. Ma founded Alibaba in 1999 and helped to launch ChinaÂs online retailing boom. Alibaba said Ma will remain a member of a group that has the right to nominate a majority of its board members.HIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 1D Sometimes money is like technology. Getting stuff done Â„ whether itÂs updating an operating system or moving a bank account Â„ often takes longer than it should. There are some money chores, though, that can be done a lot faster than you may think. The following Â“nancial tasks, which could save you a lot of cash and stress in the future, each can be dispatched in 15 minutes or less once youÂve decided on a plan and have your information at hand. ADJUST YOUR WITHHOLDING Tax reform means different brackets, the elimination of many deductions and the real possibility youÂre withholding too much or too little. Avoid unpleasant surprises next year by checking your withholding now. YouÂll need last yearÂs tax return plus your latest pay stubs. Plug the necessary numbers into the IRS siteÂs withholding calculator The results will include instructions on exactly how to tweak your withholding, with a convenient link to a printable W-4 form. You can drop that off at your human resources department, or ask HR if thereÂs an online form. DRAFT POWERS OF ATTORNEY Most Americans donÂt have a will, which means they likely donÂt have two documents that are even more important: powers of attorney for health care and Â“nances. If anything, these two estate planning documents Â„ in which you name the people you want to make decisions for you should you become incapacitated Â„ are even more important than a will. Wills are supposed to dictate what happens after youÂre dead, but powers of attorney affect what can happen to you while youÂre alive. For the medical power of attorney (also called an advance health care directive in some states), name your Â“ercest advocate: the person who is devoted enough to carry out your wishes and stand up to doctors or relatives who disagree. For the Â“nancial power of attorney, name the person in your life who is not only good with money but also extremely ethical. Consider naming backups to both positions, and collect everyoneÂs addresses and phone numbers before you begin. You may be able to get these documents for free or low cost if your job offers prepaid legal services. Otherwise, you can buy Quicken WillMaker software, which includes the forms, for about $80, or use online sites such as LegalZoom or Rocket Lawyer. Rocket Lawyer charges $40 per document, while LegalZoom charge $35 for power of attorney for Â“nances and $39 for a health care power of attorney combined with a living will. START SAVING FOR COLLEGE Got kids? TheyÂre going to need some kind of post-secondary training to succeed in the 21st century. DonÂt worry right now about whether theyÂll get a four-year degree. You probably canÂt save enough to pay the whole bill for that anyway. But whatever you save can reduce future student loan debt for whatever education they wind up getting. A state-run 529 college savings plan is the best place for most families to save, and many states offer tax beneÂ“ts (search for your stateÂs name and Â529 tax breakÂŽ to see whatÂs available). YouÂre not restricted to your own stateÂs plan, though, so if you donÂt qualify for a tax beneÂ“t in your own state, then consider one of the four plans Morningstar named as best in the country: Â„IllinoisÂ Bright Start Direct-Sold College Savings Program Â„NevadaÂs The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan Â„UtahÂs my529 Â„VirginiaÂs Invest529 plan Go to the planÂs site to open an account, then set up an automatic transfer from your checking account. You typically can start with $25 per month or less, depending on the plan. The simplest investment choice is usually an age-weighted option, which gets more conservative as college gets closer. ROLL OVER A RETIREMENT ACCOUNT DonÂt risk losing track of your retirement money. If you currently have a good 401(k) plan at work, call the planÂs toll-free number to Â“nd out if it will accept a rollover from your previous jobÂs account. (WhatÂs a good plan? One indicator is that it offers low-cost options, such as target date funds with an annual expense ratio under 0.66 percent, which is the current industry average.) If the plan accepts rollovers, ask for help in getting started Â„ Â“lling out the forms takes just a few minutes if you have the account number for your old plan. Another option is to roll your old 401(k) into an IRA, where youÂll typically have more investment options. Open an account with an IRA custodian Â„ Vanguard and Fidelity are two good, low-cost options, or choose Betterment or Wealthfront if youÂre looking for a computerized robo-advisor that will manage the money for you. These sitesÂ online IRA rollover forms will guide you through the process.Got an hour? Chalk up 4 quick financial winsNERD WALLET Liz Weston GM recalls over 1M pickups, SUVs for power steering problemDETROIT Â„ General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths. The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs. Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. No date has been set to notify customers, but GM says the software is available now, so owners can contact dealers to schedule repairs. GM recalled 2014 model year trucks last year for the same problem.Apple sets recall of some defective iPhone 8 devices, but there could be a catchIf you have an iPhone 8, and have been having problems with your phone, you might be able to get it replaced for free by Apple. But Apple isnÂt making it easy to do so. Apple has issued a recall of what it says is a Âvery small percentageÂŽ of iPhone 8 devices due to defects in the phonesÂ logic boards that could cause the phones to unexpectedly restart, have frozen screens, or not turn on at all. Apple said it will repair the phones for free. Apple didnÂt say how many phones were affected by the defective logic boards. The phones in question were sold in the United States, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, Australia and New Zealand. Apple offered a tool on its website for users to put in their iPhoneÂs serial numbers to check whether their devices are eligible to be repaired under the recall program. However, Apple also said that depending on the state of the iPhone, you might have to fork out some dough before the company will Â“x the problematic logic board. Apple said if the iPhone 8 has any Âdamage which impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a cracked screen,ÂŽ that problem will need to be Â“xed before it will service the phone. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3By JOSH BOAKThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Consumer prices rose 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, with higher housing and gasoline costs driving most of the increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index advanced 0.2 percent on a monthly basis. Despite the monthly gain, annual inflation softened from the 2.9 percent pace set during the 12 months ended in July. The more modest inflation rate should help to boost the spending power of Americans whose recent wage gains had been eaten up by higher prices. The Federal Reserve is closely monitoring inflation levels in order to determine if short-term interest rates should be increased to keep prices stable. Fed officials are expected to boost rates for a third time this year during a meeting in September. Average hourly w ages climbed 2.9 percent during the 12 months ended in August, outpacing inÂ”ation slightly. The Trump administration has argued that income growth is much higher if bonuses, beneÂ“ts and federal tax cuts are included in the calculation. Core prices, which exclude the volatile food and energy categories, increased 0.1 percent in August and 2.2 percent from a year ago. The single largest expenditure Â„ housingÂ„ saw related expenses climb 0.3 percent in August and 3.4 percent annually. Gas prices jumped 3 percent last month and 20.3 percent on the year. Food costs ticked up just 0.1 percent last month. Clothing prices plunged 1.6 percent last month, while new vehicle costs were unchanged.US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in AugustBy SARAH SKIDMORE SELLThe Associated PressPersonal loans have surged in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer conÂ“dence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. Credit reporting agency Experian says that personal loans were the fastest-growing type of consumer debt in the past year. According to Experian, existing personal loan debt hit $273 million in the second quarter, up 11 percent from the same quarter last year. While personal loans remain a small part of overall consumer debt, thatÂs a faster increase than seen for auto, credit cards, mortgages and student loan borrowing.e basicsA personal loan can be used for any purpose, although they are often used to consolidate debt or make a major one-time purchase. The money is provided in a lump sum and repaid over a Â“xed period of time Â„ typically a few years Â„ with equal monthly payments. Consumers like personal loans because they provide an easy solution when they need a large sum of cash, such as to pay for braces or a new roof. And for those people trying to dig out from under credit card or other revolving debt, the loan establishes an easy means to budget with lower interest rates than credit cards, and with a Â“nish line for repayment they can look forward to. The exact interest rate someone pays depends on several factors, including credit score, credit history, monthly cash Â”ow and debt-to-income ratio. The stronger your credit proÂ“le and history of Â“nancial responsibility, the lower the interest rate you can expect.e needConsumers are using personal loans for a variety of big purchases. Lending Point, an online provider of personal loans, found that its customers use loans for different needs based on their age and the time of year. Younger people, for example, tend to use loans to pay for weddings and moving expenses, while older borrowers tend to use the money for medical expenses and home improvement. Chief Marketing OfÂ“cer Mark Lorimer said this reÂ”ects some of the younger generationÂs leeriness about credit card debt. But looking at all age groups, they follow a seasonal theme as well Â„ borrowing in December is more than twice as likely to be earmarked for medical procedures than during the rest of the year. Loan requests in August tended to be higher for moving and weddings, while those in February are nearly three times as likely to go toward taxes.e useSo what is the right way to use the loan? ExperianÂs Public Education Director Rod GrifÂ“n said personal loans are best viewed as a short-term loan for onetime use. While good for big purchases, they can also be a smart move if you are struggling to pay off multiple credit cards. However, consider how you got into debt with credit cards in the Â“rst place and how to manage your budget moving forward. You donÂt want take out the loan and run up your cards again, only to Â“nd yourself back in the same place later on. Similarly, if you are borrowing to gamble, support an addiction, take a vacation or bail out a family member or friend in need, you may be in a worse situation down the road, said Bruce McClary, spokesman for the National Foundation for Consumer Credit Counseling. You can get a personal loan through a bank, credit union or other lender. It pays to shop around and Â“nd the best terms. Is a personal loan for you? THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPersonal loans are enjoying a surge in popularity, due in part to increasing consumer condence and a growing array of online lenders to provide them. adno=3611994-1 Alan Holmes, AAMSFinancial Advisor.2160 Lakeview Dr Sebring, FL 33870 863-382-4450 www.edwardjones.comMember SIPC Annual Percentage Yield (APY) e ective 09/11/2018. CDs o ered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your Â“ nancial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D5Earlier this year, total outstanding student loan debt surpassed $1.5 trillion. For those with loans they canÂt afford, the news was a large-scale confirmation of a smallscale truth: Student loans have gotten out of control, and they leave a smoking crater in the place where a thoughtful budget should be. Seemingly endless and urgent new priorities compete for your attention and limited income after graduation: housing, an emergency fund, paying off those loans. HereÂs one more you shouldnÂt ignore: yourself. ÂIf youÂve got a financial plan that includes no money for fun, itÂs unrealistic. ItÂs not going to happen,ÂŽ says Matthew Angel, advice director of personal finance at USAA, a financial institution for members of the military and their families. Managing your money well is about creating balance, which youÂll have to do over and over as the shape of life changes: You may change jobs, get married, have kids or go back to school. Learn how to keep your big expenses low, get serious about setting aside ÂfunÂŽ money and pick activities that will bring you lasting joy, and youÂll be able to repeat the process when new priorities edge their way in. When you lead a life thatÂs more than the sum of your financial stresses, you might even feel motivated to pay off your student loans faster Compartmentalize your cash Budgeting meticulously isnÂt for everyone. But no matter your personality, you should have a general idea of where your money goes. Start with this method: Â„ Add up monthly fixed expenses, like your rent, transportation, utility bills, student loan payment and average grocery bill. Â„ Decide how much to save per month to build a solid emergency fund, which will eventually include at least three months of expenses (itÂs OK if it takes time to get there). Â„ Use a retirement calculator to see how much you should save per month now to get a head start on retirement, even if itÂs just a little. Â„ Take a look at your high-interest debt, like credit card balances, and come up with a plan to pay it down. Put even $10 more than the minimum toward your debt each month. The money left over is where fun money will come from. All these expenses might seem overwhelming, and I wouldnÂt recommend putting off saving for retirement or letting credit card balances linger. But you can chip away at them slowly rather than throwing all your cash at one goal, giving you the freedom to set aside cash for nonessentials. You can also save money by making smart decisions about the big stuff. Buy a used car, or sign up for a federal income-driven student loan repayment plan, which keeps your payments from exceeding 10 percent of income. Pick the right ÂfunÂ ItÂs worth making the effort to earn a little extra if thatÂs a quicker path to building discretionary cash than cutting expenses, Angel says. You can easily sell unwanted items online, he says; you can also tutor, freelance or open a shop on Etsy. Once you set aside the cash, spend it well. YouÂll likely feel more fulfilled gaining experiences, pouring money into hobbies and socializing with friends than buying new clothes or technology. Money should make you feel freer and more like yourself. If youÂre spending in a way that feels empty or hasty, pause and consider whether youÂre getting the most out of the money youÂve worked so hard for. Go in with a goal To stick to spending only the fun money youÂve decided you can spare, make a plan beforehand, Angel says. Say, ÂIÂm going to spend $100 at most with my friends tonight,ÂŽ not, ÂI have $500 in my bank account, and weÂll see how much is left tomorrow.ÂŽ If you have access to credit cards, setting that limit internally is even more important. Especially when youÂre with friends, itÂs easy to apply a Âyou only live onceÂŽ mentality. But think of controlling your spending as an investment in going out with them again and again. You wonÂt accrue so much debt that eventually youÂll have to go on an even harsher spending fast to fix it. ÂŽAsk BriannaÂŽ is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. IÂm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans Â„ all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@ nerdwallet.com.Spend money guilt-free Â„ even with student loansASK BRIANNA Brianna Mcgurra 6000 MERCHANDISE GARAGE SALES6014 Church BazaarSun. 10a-4pat1701 N. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 16, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7By STAN CHOETHE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK Â„ A decade ago, as Lehman Brothers went bust and the fragile Â“nancial system was teetering, fund investors wondered how bad it could get. The answer: pretty bad. The S&P 500 plunged 4.6 percent on Sept. 15, 2008, and would incur worse losses in the ensuing months. Many investors bailed out. For those who held steady through all the tumult of the Great Recession, a decade later theyÂre sitting on more valuable portfolios. Along the way, investors have changed not only what they invest in but how they do so. They have less faith in stock-picking fund managers who promise to protect them from downturns. They are seeking the lowest-cost options. And theyÂve largely played it safe, putting much more money into bond funds than stock funds. Thanks in part to extraordinary efforts by the Federal Reserve and others to prop up markets, the largest mutual fund by assets, VanguardÂs Total Stock Market Index fund, has returned nearly 190 percent over the last decade. The numbers are similar, if not quite that high, for funds of all different types.Bonding with fundsInvestors have been slowly warming up to stocks, putting nearly as many dollars into stock funds last year as they did in 2007, just before the Great Recession. But theyÂre far more interested in bond funds, which drew three times as many dollars last year as they did a decade ago. This year, investors have put over 10 times more dollars into bond funds than stock funds through July: $155.8 billion versus $14.8 billion. Part of that is because the Baby Boomer generation is closer or further into retirement than a decade ago, which creates more demand for the income that bond funds provide. But investors also are still hesitant to fully embrace the stock market. Bonds are safer investments than stocks, and even though many bond funds are down this year due to a rise in interest rates, theyÂre not likely to halve in value like stock funds did during the Â“nancial crisis.Active declineBefore the Great Recession, stock-picking fund managers were big stars in the Â“nancial world. They helmed many of the largest mutual funds, and investors trusted them to pick the right stocks that would help them beat the market. But many actively managed funds found themselves pulled down with the undertow of the Â“nancial crisis, as panicked markets punished stocks of all types, indiscriminately. That soured many investors on actively managed funds. Instead, many moved their dollars into funds that merely try to match the S&P 500 and other indexes, rather than try to beat them. Over the last decade, very few actively managed funds have been able to beat the performance of index funds after fees are taken into account.Falling feesSpeaking of fees, investors are paying less of them. Another big positive over the last decade is how much cheaper and easier it has become to invest. The fund industry is locked in a price war and has slashed the fees it charges to trade stocks and invest in mutual funds. Much of that is due to how discriminating investors have become: TheyÂve increasingly sought out only the lowest-cost funds. And for good reason. Researchers say having low expenses is one of the best predictors of success for a fund, because high fees mean funds have to be that much better just to match the after-fee returns of their rivals. ÂFrom a number of perspectives, itÂs hard to argue thereÂs been a better time to be engaged in the market, as spreads are tighter, expenses are lower and technology is more powerful,ÂŽ said Mike Loewengart, vice president of investment strategy at E-Trade. ÂRetail investors are able to execute investing strategies and oversee their portfolios in ways that were once reserved for professionals,ÂŽ he said.10 years later: How fund investing has changed THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Sept. 15, 2008, Â“le photo traders work in the product options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange in New York. A decade ago, as Lehman Brothers went bust and the fragile Â“nancial system was teetering, fund investors wondered how bad it could get. Over the last decade, very few actively managed funds have been able to beat the performance of index funds after fees are taken into account. adno=3608192 adno=3610388-1 MMM LiquorBehind Publix, on the Triangle863-304-8879Find Us At Facebook: 3M Liquor BUBBA-RITAÂS TASTING presented by BUBBA' S SeCret StiLLs Come Enjoy The FUN & SPIRITS! Thursday, Sept. 20th4pm to 7pm B B B B B B e h h i nd Pub l esented esented pre pre adno=3611946-1
D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 16, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By ALEX VEIGATHE ASSOCIATED PRESSKeri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy Â“nancing that prevailed during last decadeÂs housing boom. ÂIt was basically nothing to get into this house,ÂŽ said Weishaar, 48, who bought the house in the spring of 2003 after obtaining a no-money down, adjustable-rate mortgage. Then again, Weishaar and her husband are fortunate to still have their home. That same mortgage eventually morphed into a Â“nancial albatross and, for a time, the house in the suburb of Tarpon Springs was on a countdown to foreclosure. As home values plummeted after the housing bubble burst in 2007, many borrowers with exotic types of loans were stuck, unable to reÂ“nance as lenders began to tighten their lending criteria. That set the stage for cascading mortgage defaults that eventually took down Lehman Brothers, Wall StreetÂs fourth-biggest investment bank at the time, 10 years ago this week. Lehman and other Â“nancial institutions were big buyers of securities backed by some of these dicey mortgages. Today, getting a mortgage is tougher Â„ and less risky. For one thing, no-money down mortgages and their ilk, which enabled many borrowers to initially lower the costs of buying a home but often saddled borrowers with far higher balances or steep monthly payment increases, have vanished. Banks also remain a bit gun-shy after racking up billions in losses stemming from mortgages gone bad. That means homebuyers, especially those with less-thanstellar credit, face more hurdles qualifying for a mortgage than they did in the housing boom years. But the loans are safer, more transparent and actually take into account whether a borrower can afford to keep up with payments. ÂThe banks have certainly loosened underwriting criteria for low-risk borrowers; they havenÂt loosened underwriting criteria for low-credit score borrowers,ÂŽ said Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. ÂThe types of lending that we saw leading up to that crash in 2008, for the most part, weÂre not seeing nowadays.ÂŽ When interest rates began to plummet at the start of the 2000s, lenders rushed in to make nontraditional loans that could be sold for hefty proÂ“ts to Wall Street banks, as well as government-sponsored mortgage buyers Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. These riskiest of these loans required little proof that the borrower could afford to pay them back and an initial period of low payments and interest rates. Some let borrowers defer interest payments. Ultimately, these loans overwhelmed many borrowersÂ ability to keep up with payments. ThatÂs what happened with WeishaarÂs mortgage. The loan was scheduled to adjust to a higher rate after three years, but she was able to reÂ“nance it with another adjustable-rate mortgage. The next time it reset, however, was late 2007, as the housing downturn accelerated. Her husband had lost his job and she was making less money. The coupleÂs loan jumped from a 6.2 percent interest rate to 11 percent, jacking up the monthly payment from $2,101 to $3,417. The easy Â“nancing, which had enabled the couple to buy their $346,800 house, backÂ“red. ÂWe bought probably about $120,000 more home than we should have,ÂŽ Weishaar said. After missing a few payments, the lender agreed to modify the loan. The interest rate dropped to 6.2 percent and the coupleÂs missed payments and fees were tacked onto their unpaid principal. The Weishaars rode out the turbulent economy and housing market in the years after the Â“nancial crisis and were able to reÂ“nance again in late 2014 into a 3.5 percent, 20-year Â“xed-rate loan. Now their payment is around $1,500, without taxes and insurance. ÂI only have 15 years left on my house now and IÂm in a good place,ÂŽ said Weishaar, now director of sales for an IT consulting company. ÂThe next house I buy will be paid for in cash.ÂŽ The private market for mortgage-backed securities, which helped fuel so much easy lending during the housing boom, is now a sliver of what it was back then. Mortgage-backed securities issued by private Â“rms now represent about 4.5 percent of the market, according to data from Inside Mortgage Finance and the Urban Institute. In 2006, the peak of the housing boom, it was nearly 60 percent. Government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now account for about 95.5 percent of the market. Legislation aimed at averting another Â“nancial crisis set out certain guidelines t hat lenders must follow if they want to make their home loans eligible to be guaranteed by the government. The biggest change is a rule requiring lenders to establish the borrowerÂs ability to repay the loan. In the case of a Â“ve-year adjustable-rate mortgage, that means ensuring the borrower can afford to pay the loan should it reset to a higher interest rate. The law, known as Dodd-Frank, also nixed the types of risky loans offered during the housing bubble, among other changes. ÂFor the average consumer, the biggest thing that has changed is itÂs a lot clearer at the closing table what kind of loan youÂre getting and what you can expect to pay over the life of the loan, and thatÂs a very good thing,ÂŽ said Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, which advocates for fairness in housing, banking and business. The guidelines may offer lenders a clear path on how to gauge qualiÂ“ed buyers, but in many cases banks have overlaid stricter qualifying requirements, like higher credit scores. ThatÂs one reason the average FICO score on home purchase loans has drifted about 21 points higher over the past decade, according to data from the Urban Institute. The trend is more pronounced in metropolitan areas with high home prices. Consider that in San Francisco, the average FICO score for borrowers is around 774. In the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area east of Los Angeles, FICOs average 717. The average FICO score in America was 700 last year. A score of 740-799 is considered Âvery good.ÂŽ ÂThe pendulum has swung too far in the other direction,ÂŽ Van Tol said. ÂWhen you look at a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac-backed loan with an average credit score in the high 700s, homeownership at a 50-year low, and a lot of people boxed out of the mortgage market, certainly credit is too tight. Too few people have the opportunity to become homeowners today.ÂŽFor homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/This Aug. 14, 2007, Â“le photo shows a sign of a house under foreclosure in Antioch, Calif. As home values plummeted after the housing bubble burst in 2007, many borrowers with exotic types of loans were stuck, unable to reÂ“nance as lenders began to tighten their lending criteria. 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