HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 273 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, September 30, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery ..................... SPORTS Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... D1 Classifieds ...................... D3-5 Comics ................ NEWS WIRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather .................... SPORTSGood morning To Douglas Long Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSun Cancer awareness is featured in the October edition of Well Being in the Heartland. DETAILS, Inside The Highlands News-Sun will begin implementing strategic changes in our quest to make more effective use of space in our newspaper. The consistent change will be the elimination of the current regional Sports package provided by our former partner. Today is the last day you will receive the regional and state sports section. We are dedicating space to provide more state sports coverage in the Highlands News-Sun. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Executive Editor Romona Washington at 863-386-5634.Changes are coming By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ The hunt for a stolen birthday card led to a drug arrest after a deputy stopped an Avon Park woman, because she matched the description of the person seen stealing mail from a senior citizenÂs mailbox. When the deputy searched her belongings, he found three hypodermic needles which Â“ eld tested positive for methamphetamine. On Wednesday, Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce arrested Angel Leann Cooper, 26, of Sebring. She was charged with larceny from a victim aged 65 years of age or older, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. A deputy was dispatched to a theft that had occurred on Margarete Drive in Avon Park. The victim stated that he placed a birthday card in his mailbox, but a short time later his neighbor saw a white female with blonde hair, wearing black shorts, stealing his mail. The victim told the deputy that he wished to press charges. He estimated the card and the postage to be worth $1. The deputy saw a woman matching the description given by dispatch and began questioning the suspect, the report states. He asked, ÂWhere were you coming from?ÂŽ The suspect told the deputy that she was coming from Margarete Drive, the same general area where the theft had occurred, the report states. According to the report, the deputy asked if he could search her bags, and she consented. The deputy told her that he was searching for a stolen birthday card, the report states. During the search of her belongings, the deputy found three hypodermic needles that Â“ eld tested positive for methamphetamine.Birthday card theft leads to drug arrest COOPER By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Although the Board of Supervisors approved the Â“ nal budget for the Sun Ân Lake of Sebring Improvement District, President of the Board of Supervisors Mike Camp and Supervisor Ray Brooks voted no. The board approved a total budget of $14,662,100 at its Sept. 28 meeting. Sun Ân Lake will be using $2,424,300 from reserves to meet the proposed budget. The budget proved to be controversial for board members. Brooks said, ÂAre we taking $2,420,000 from reserves for the budget? HereÂs my problem. When we built the maintenance shed for $1.7 million, we Sun Ân Lake approves final budget MELISSA MAIN/STAFFFrom left, the Board of Supervisors Â„ Dan Stegall, Mike Gilpin, Mark Camp, Joe Branson and Ray BrooksÂ„ voted on the Â“ nal budget for Sun Ân Lake Improvement District on Sept. 28. The budget was approved, but Camp and Brooks voted no. By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERAVON PARK Â„ There are good mimosas made with orange juice and champagne; and then there are bad mimosas. The Catclaw mimosa is a very aggressive and very invasive plant. As its name implies, it is covered in projectiles as sharp as cat claws. Highlands County Environmental Specialists are putting out the alert that Catclaw mimosas have been seen in Avon Park. Recently, when an environmental crew was working near Lake Little Bonnet they came across this nasty species. Mike McMillian is an environmental specialist who was a part of the working crew that made the discovery. Although an article from the 1970s documents the presence of the Catclaw, no one from McMillianÂs crew had ever seen it. He said the environmental specialists will be alert to it because of its aggressiveness. The plant was covering a couple of hundred feet of shoreline, according to McMillian. If left alone, it would take over the entire shoreline. He also said in time, the This mimosa has thorns COURTESY PHOTO/UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA The pink Â” ower of the Catclaw mimosa belies the thorns that the stem has. By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERAVON PARK Â„ From the downtown area, to the Avon Park Executive Airport to the Southside of the City, there are plenty of initiatives a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) can undertake to improve these areas for residents and businesses. But the CRA model doesnÂt seem to be working effectively in Avon Park and some believe there should be much-needed changes. A community redevelopment agency is a special funding district created to promote and facilitate the redevelopment of areas designated as having slum and blight. The City of Avon Park has three CRA districts Â„ Main Street, Airport and Southside Â„ with advisory boards for each district that make recommendations that go to the CRA Board (comprised of the City Council members) for Â“ nal consideration. The advisory boards and CRA board are generally supposed to meet monthly, but in recent months, especially for the Southside, the boards have not been meeting monthly or havenÂt had quorum. Main Street CRA Advisory Board Chairman Gaylin Thomas said they had been concentrating on getting a staff position to help all three the CRAs. The city does not have a dedicated CRA staff person so things donÂt work very smoothly, she said. The CRA Board is comprised of the City Council members so she is just an advisory person. The advisory boards can only send motions forward to the CRA Board, but the CRA Board/City Council has not been effective in making things happen and they are the ones who actually have to make things happen, she said. Her viewpoint is the advisory board is discouraged. The Sebring CRA has a much larger budget so it can afford a director and do more things, Thomas noted. The Sebring CRA Board makes a decision and the director does it. Thomas had submitted her letter of resignation from the Main Street Advisory Board in August effective Sept. 1, but there was no action on it and she decided Wednesday to remain on the board. ÂUntil the City Council can unify and agree to work peaceable together then nothing the CRA Advisory proposes is going to be very effective,ÂŽ Thomas said. Due to conÂ” icts with memberÂs summer schedule, the August Main Street CRA meeting was cancelled and for the September meeting there was no quorum so there was no meeting, she said. What was needed for the September meeting agenda had not been prepared so she didnÂt attend the meeting and without another member who was absent there was Avon Park CRA structure questionedReady for Redevelopment Revamp? 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During the trafÂ“c stop, the defendant agreed to a search of his vehicle, and the deputy found illegal drugs. On Monday, Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce arrested Jomar Pagan, 34, of Sebring. Pagan was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug equipment. Pagan was traveling northbound on US 27 near the intersection of Lake Glenada Road in Avon Park when a deputy initiated a trafÂ“c stop for reckless driving, the report states. Pagan told the deputy that he was having car trouble and that he had contacted his brother to come to the scene and pick him up. Deputies told Pagan that they would wait with him. While they were waiting, the deputies asked to conduct a search of his car, and Pagan consented, the report states. A deputy noted that he found a smoking glass commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics in the center console. In the dash of the vehicle, a deputy reportedly found a small plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance that Â“eld tested positive for methamphetamine. The methamphetamine weighed 2.0 grams, the report states.Traffic stop for reckless driving leads to drug arrest PAGANBy MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ When a Lake Placid man failed to appear in court for charges of drug possession, theft of a credit card and criminal use of personal identiÂ“cation, he was brought to the Highlands County Jail by a bondsman. The detention deputies searched him and found illegal drugs in his possession. On Friday, Sept. 21, Joshua Joseph Krista, 31, of Lake Placid was taken to the Highlands County Jail by a bondsman. He was served with a warrant by a deputy from the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. The warrant contained the following charges: failure to appear, criminal use of personal identiÂ“cation, possession of personal identiÂ“cation information, theft of a credit card, possession of Alprazolam and possession of drug paraphernalia. The detention deputies advised the deputy that while they were searching Krista, they Âlocated a small crystalline substance and a small orange cap typically used to house a medical syringe in his left front pants pocket,ÂŽ the report states. The white crystalline substance Â“eld tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the report. Krista was charged with one count of introducing an illegal substance into an operational detention facility, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of controlled substance without a prescription.LP man facing drug charges KRISTA By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERAVON PARK Â„ Debra Lee Hackett, 38, of Avon Park was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 23 by the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. Hackett was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief, felony burglary of an unoccupied dwelling without being armed and larceny of more than $300 and less than $10,000 on a victim who is 65 years or older. The arrest report states the crimes occurred during the overnight hours of Sept. 22 and early morning hours of Sept. 23. By 9 a.m., the victim, a 73-year-old Avon Park man, noticed many items had been removed and disturbed in and around his boat house. Consequently, the victim is HackettÂs next door neighbor and landlord. The victim noticed that his three metal chairs and table set were gone. He also told deputies that his boat was raised in the air to the top of the boat house near the ceiling on the lift. The cover that protected the lift motor and its mechanisms was Âtorn off and laying on the Â”oor,ÂŽ according to the report. The other damage was Christmas-style lights being torn down from the boat house trim. The victim called the SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce and a deputy came to investigate. Upon arrival, the deputy states in the report that he saw Hackett run into her house next door and shut the door. Eventually, the deputy spoke to Hackett in her front yard, where she admitted to doing the damage. The deputy states in his arrest report, Âshe threw the the chairs into the lake with the intention of later retrieving them for scrap metal value.ÂŽ In addition, Hackett stated she tore the covering of the lift motor off as well as raising the boat as high as it could go. She also admitted to tearing down the Christmas lights. The report states Hackett told the deputy she was warned by the victim to stay off his deck, property and boat house only about two weeks prior to the incident. The table and chairs had an estimated value of $300. The lift motor cover was estimated at $200. Hackett has an open case for burglary of a conveyance from August 2018.Avon Park woman arrested for burglary HACKETT By KIM LEATHERMAN STAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID Â„ Florida Department of Transportation will begin construction Monday on the left turn lane in front of McDonaldÂs on U.S. 27 where it intersects with Phoenix Street to the west. The turn lane will replace the regular median, which sees many U-turns throughout the day. The cost of the project is approximately $199,000. Excavation Point Inc. won the bid for the construction work. The projectÂs end date goal is Feb. 20, 2019. Motorists turning into McDonaldÂs or those making U-turns at that location have to cross three lanes of northbound trafÂ“c. Waiting for trafÂ“c to clear enough to navigate the turns has been creating back ups in the median and causing cars to spill out into the innermost lane of the southbound lane. FDOT spokesman Brian Rick said the turn lane will add convenience for those entering McDonaldÂs but that is not the main intent of the construction. The goal is to keep trafÂ“c from suddenly stopping or even slowing in a lane that should be Â”owing. ÂThis is clearly a safety beneÂ“t,ÂŽ Rick said. ÂThe reason is because you are removing vehicles from the main line that are making that left as opposed to coming in and making U-turns. This will be a good safety beneÂ“t and a good trafÂ“c congestion beneÂ“t.ÂŽ Rick said that making a left turn is much safer than taking a U-turn. ÂThere is no indication that U-turns wonÂt be allowed,ÂŽ Rick said. ÂHowever, a year or two from now, there may be. The one constant is that things always change in transportation,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe cannot categorically say that there will never be a no U-turn sign there.ÂŽ A massive tree and irrigation were recently moved from the median in preparation of the construction. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com not a quorum. But, other than that they have been meeting regularly, Thomas said. Thomas wants to get things done and help impoverished areas and get the downtown buildings useful again such as Â“xing the city-owned Brickell Building so it can be sold and giving property owners an incentive to get their buildings useful. City Council member Jim Barnard noted that the Airport CRA Advisory Board usually doesnÂt have a lot of meetings, the Southside CRA hasnÂt had a legal meeting in about 11 months and the Main Street CRA hasnÂt done well either. At the beginning of 2019, Barnard said he will recommend that all the CRAs should be combined into one. ÂThat way we will have a bigger option to get more people from more areas of the city to be able to Â“ll that seat because it seems like we are having difÂ“culties getting sufÂ“cient members in a quorum for the other two Â„ Main Street and Southside CRAs,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf we combined them into one advisory board we would be a lot better off and we would get a lot of people from different areas to represent the citizens of Avon Park.ÂŽ City Council candidate and former Avon Park administrator Maria Sutherland also believes the CRA advisory boards should be combined. The advisory board members are residents and business leaders who know what they are talking about and they should be the autonomous board that manages it 100 percent, she said. It should be taken out from underneath the City Council, which doesnÂt need to be the CRA Board. ÂThe fact that they didnÂt have nearly a yearÂs worth of CRA board meetings on the Council side and the Southside didnÂt meet for 11 months and the Airport didnÂt meet for quite some time either goes to show that this is not working,ÂŽ Sutherland said. ÂWhy not try something where you have the actual three advisory zones combined into one and become autonomous?ÂŽ The CRA boards can manage their own funds and have their own executive director, without having to rely on City Hall staff, she said. About a month ago, the CRA Board/City Council directed the City Attorney to establish bylaws for the operation of the CRA advisory committees. City Attorney Glinda Pruitt said there are no bylaws for the advisory committees so she is working on them now to provide a proposed set of bylaws and procedures for the advisory committees to adhere to. They are in the draft process and should be presented to the City Council within the next few meetings.CRAFROM PAGE 1A MARC VALERO/STAFFThe Avon Park Main Street CRA Advisory Board focuses on eorts to improve the downtown district. The Airport CRA Advisory Board is working to improve the Â”ight operations at the Avon Park Executive Airport through hiring of a Â“xed base operator.Â“gured out how to pay it off. We have no plans to replace anything [reserves]. ÂMy challenge to the board is that we have to have a plan to pay for it,ÂŽ Brooks said. ÂHow are we going to replace it?ÂŽ Finance Director Omar DeJesus said, ÂWe will have six months of reserves.ÂŽ Tanya Cannady, general manager for the district, agreed. ÂWe currently have over a year in our account in reserves.ÂŽ Brooks countered, ÂWhat if we have a hurricane? We need to have money in case of an emergency.ÂŽ Supervisor Dan Stegall said, ÂWe have adequate reserves. I donÂt see that we have an issue. I think this is a reasonable budget.ÂŽ Camp referred to the Global Golf strategic report and said, ÂAccording to the report, we will have no money by 2023. We have a $300,000 deÂ“cit for the golf operation. Who are we kidding? I donÂt want to sign my name to some of this.ÂŽ Bill Norcross, a resident, stood at the podium and addressed the board. ÂA 14 million budget is a lot of money.ÂŽ Norcross told the board that 10-12 years ago the district was Â”oundering, but that it had recovered and money had been placed in reserves. ÂI am for spending judiciously with Â“xed costs,ÂŽ Norcross said. ÂThe money is there for spending on residents. I appreciate the work done on the budget. That reserve can be spent down to a reasonable safety net.ÂŽ After the budget was approved, discussion turned to marketing. Cliff Wood, a resident, addressed the board. ÂWe are well within the vortex of a death spiral. Every year we lose memberships. ÂUntil Sun Ân Lake decides to get serious about marketing Â„ selling homes and full memberships Â„ at a rate of at least 20-30 a year that ÂPac-ManÂ will gobble us up,ÂŽ Wood said. The board considered the work of a consultant, Global Golf Advisors, during the marketing discussion. Most members of the board felt that the Sun Ân Lake website was a marketing priority. Cannady presented a request for the board to approve a change order for hourly rates for Clifford M. Scholz Architects, the architectural group that has designed drawings for the restaurant. Cannady said, ÂThe scope of work included design and construction documents for the Clubhouse with an 8 percent cost of construction fee. With the $250,000 added to the budget for the lanai construction, I requested additional work from his Â“rm to prepare the construction documents. ÂMr. Scholz accepted the project but only under the terms of his current hourly rates and not a percentage of construction,ÂŽ she said. ÂThe Â“rmÂs hourly rates have changed since the agreement was approved.ÂŽ When the district Â“rst made a contract with Clifford M. Scholz Architects, the hourly rate for the principal architect was $275 per hour, but that rate is now $300 per hour. The project manager rate was formerly $125 per hour, but it is now $150 per hour. Brooks was initially not in favor of increasing the amount paid for the architectural company. However, Cannady told the board that the company estimated a cost of $20,000 for the drawings. Segall said, ÂWe should have a Ânot to exceed $20,000 clause.ÂÂŽ Camp said, ÂWeÂve already given $64,000 to this guy.ÂŽ Javita McKinney addressed the board during the public discussion time. She told the board that her husband was a retired project manager. ÂHe was with Lockheed and Boeing,ÂŽ McKinney said. ÂMaybe he can help you get it for the price you want. IÂll leave you his phone number.ÂŽ The board Â“nally agreed to approve the new hourly rates as long as Clifford M. Scholz Architects agreed that the entire project could be completed for $20,000. DeJesus addressed the board concerning the retirement plan for employees of the Sun Ân Lake Improvement District. In the resolution to establish a retirement plan committee, DeJesus stated, ÂThe districtÂs retirement plan is currently administered by ICMA. There have been no changes in plan structure or contribution rates since 2004. ÂIt is recommended that a retirement plan committee be established in order to review and assess the overall plan on an annual basis,ÂŽ he stated. ÂThe committee at minimum should be comprised of one board supervisor, the general manager, and one regular full-time employee who participates in the plan.ÂŽ Gilpin said, ÂEmployees should be able to go in and make changes to their retirement plans and meet with a retirement specialist.ÂŽ The board unanimously approved a resolution to establish a retirement plan committee. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5plant would take over the nearby swamp, choking out the native plants. The plant prefers wetlands but it can live in the scrubs and other arid areas. A co-worker of McMillianÂs was doing research on it and read the seed could live in the seed pod for up to 28 years. The plant has the ability to double in size within a year. University of FloridaÂs website shows the plant on the Florida and Federal noxious weed list and on the Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants list as well. ÂWe had never seen it before,ÂŽ McMillian said. ÂWe thought it was something else until we got closer. We said Âwe donÂt know what this is.Â When we got back (to ofÂ“ce) and we Â“gured it out, we called Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.ÂŽ FWC said they thought they treated the location near Lake Little Bonnet in the past but would put it on the books to treat again. ÂItÂs a very nasty plant, covered in thorns,ÂŽ McMillian said. ÂThey have a very distinct seed pod, it comes out from a center point and form a fan. TheyÂre weird and very distinctive.ÂŽ From a scientiÂ“c point of view, the plant is fascinating. It is a ÂsensitiveÂŽ plant, meaning that the laves curl when touched. McMillan thinks it is a defense mechanism. It has a pink Â”ower that resembles a thistle. The plant can reach up to 20 feet tall. UF notes the plant, which is native to Central America, was Â“rst documented here in Florida in 1926. The shrub can become so thick that it alters the habitat around it, endangering birds, animals and other plant species. It is a category one invasive plant, which is the worst and is akin to Brazian Pepper plants and Japanese Climbing Vine. McMillian said if people Â“nd it in a public setting, they should call his ofÂ“ce at 863-402-6545 and they will call FWC. When civilians Â“nd the plant on their own property McMillian said to use a glyphosate chemical such Round Up or Rodeo. If it is near water, use the Rodeo brand, McMillian advised. Round Up should not be used near water. Use a spade or protective gloves to handle and be very careful of the thorns.MIMOSAFROM PAGE 1A The countyÂs environmentalists took a picture of this thorny stem of the mimosa plant. OBITUARIES Patricia K. FosterPatricia K. Foster, 71, passed away on Sept. 17, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on Oct. 3, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to George and Catharine (Smith) Sutton. She leaves behind her husband, John C. Foster; two children, son Geoffrey Radke (Kim) of Milford, Michigan and daughter Sarah Radke Smisek (Peter) of Farmington, Michigan. She also leaves behind two stepchildren, Tracey Maggio (Severio) and Daniel Beveridge (Sylvie); also two sisters, Anne McConnell and Jean Lawing; and one brother, David Sutton. There are nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She moved to Florida 10 years ago from Canada. She was a volunteer for The Center For Great Apes, loved boating, enjoyed going to Highlands Hammock State Park and loved the Ginkgo Leafs. She was very involved in the Thunderbird Hills South Home Owners Association and loved Norfolk terriers, especially Holly and Casey. In lieu of Â”owers, donations can be made to The Center for Great Apes. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Whispering Pine Baptist Church. There will also be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018 at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington, 25301 Halsted Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48335. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh.com.James M. LewandowskiJames Michael Lewandowski, 76, of Sebring, Florida passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was born in December 1941 in Luckey, Ohio to Michael and Josephine (Kwiatkowski) Lewandowski. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Lewandowski, and a daughter, Nikki Mattoni (Dean) of Toledo, Ohio. He also leaves behind a brother, David Lewandowski (Julie) of Lucky, Ohio and two grandchildren, Deanna and Andrea Mattoni. He proudly served in the Marine Corps travelling the globe. He belonged to the VFW Post 4300 and the Moose Lodge, raise your glass of your favorite beverage in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at stephensonnelsonfh. com.Eugene R. WertEugene R. Wert, 83, of Sebring, Florida died Sept. 27, 2018. He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania; a veteran of the Korean ConÂ”ict serving in the U.S. Army. He moved to Sebring in 1970 from Ephrata, Pennsylvania, retiring from TECO. He was raised in the Christian faith. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony Eugene Wert, and is survived by a loving family: wife, RoseMarie; daughters, Tina (Randy) Swain and Jodi Hendrix, all of Sebring; brother, Howard Wert of Pennsylvania; numerous step-brothers and sisters; and granddaughter, Jennifer Swain. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Morris Funeral Chapel with a service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida. In lieu of Â”owers, the family would appreciate any donations to help with the expense of giving him the proper farewell he deserves. morrisfuneralchapel.com. By JIM ERVINCORRESPONDENTSEBRING Â„ Circle Of Truth Ministries will be hosting a free concert Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. ÂAbide 365ÂŽ is the name of the Christian worship event that will be taking place on North Ridgewood Drive just off the Circle. ÂCircle Of Truth is a non-proÂ“t group, and what they have done over the years is a downtown Christian concert once a year,ÂŽ says Dustin Woods, pastor of Grace Bible Church. ÂThey didnÂt do it last year because of the hurricane, but this year, this is that concert. ÂFor the last couple of years there has been quite a few churches throughout the community who have joined together in January,ÂŽ Woods continues. ÂTheyÂve kinda linked arms for a season of 21 days of fasting and prayer. ÂDuring that, we would have a night of worship. We would bring the churches together to make one big church service and one worship team. What those worship leaders from the community decided was, Âhey, letÂs not wait until January to do this again. Why donÂt we do this at a different time during the year?Â So thatÂs whatÂs happening. ÂOctober was the date that they picked,ÂŽ Woods explains. ÂThe main event, if you will, will be a night of worship that is led by a conglomeration of about 12 different churches from our community, forming one team. ItÂs awesome man, IÂm telling you. ÂWeÂve done this two years in a row now in January. This will be the Â“rst time weÂve done it outdoors on the Circle. We have typically hosted it at Grace Bible Church. Now weÂre going to do it outside. WeÂre very excited about that; to get it on neutral ground. ÂFrom a spiritual perspective, itÂs a powerful thing to see the unity of the churches because thatÂs the way it was always meant to be. Even from just a sheer quality standpoint, I would encourage people to come check it out. WeÂre talking about some of the most gifted worship leaders and Christian musicians in our community all on one stage on the same night. ItÂs just a really powerful, meaningful experience.ÂŽ Woods stated that all denominations and all people are welcome. ÂThe group thatÂs leading the worship are from all denominations. WeÂre united around what unites us, not what divides us. It really makes for a sweet, sweet time of celebrating God together. ÂOne of the community pastors will speak brieÂ”y but it wonÂt be like a church service where thereÂs a sermon,ÂŽ Woods explains. ÂIt is a night of musical worship.ÂŽ In addition to the multi-church worship team, special guest Robbie A. will also be ministering in music. Bring a chair. Food and drinks will be available onsite. For more information, call 863-471-2228 or 863-381-1094.Abide 365 hits the street COURTESY PHOTOAbide 365 will move its venue from Grace Bible Church to North Ridgewood Drive this year. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director email@example.com Rob Kearley Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director email@example.com SUNANOTHER VIEW JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â… not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. A recent study took a look at what it calls the best and worst states for teachers. ItÂs a complex matrix Â„ too much to fully explain here. The study launches from this viewpoint: Education jobs are among the lowest-paying occupations requiring a bachelorÂs degree, and teacher salaries fail to keep up with inflation. At the same time, demands on student achievement continue to rise. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 1 in 5 teachers leave their jobs before the end of the first year, transferring to other schools or jettisoning the profession entirely, feeling Âoverwhelmed, ineffective and unsupported.ÂŽ Again, the matrix is complicated, combining weighted scores for nearly two dozen categories including average salaries, income growth potential, tenure predictions, quality of the local school system, pupil-teacher ratios, public school spending per student, teacher effectiveness requirements, teacher turnover, average commute (important here as affordable workforce housing continues to decline), prevalence of childhood disadvantage, average teacher pension, share of uncertified teachers and more. The bottom line is Florida ranks 45th out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. ... The study says nothing about mild winters, sunny summers, beaches, transportation, taxation, cost of living or any number of quality of life issues that would likely make FloridaÂs numbers much stronger. But, if the state of Florida is genuinely serious about raising academic performance, the study might include some thinking points Â„ if not talking points. We can look at the path to excellence in education in many ways but, from where we sit, none get there without excellent teachers. We donÂt want to politicize this issue, but itÂs difficult not to. Neither Rep. Ron DeSantisÂ nor Mayor Andrew GillumÂs political rhetoric are anything but, well, rhetoric. GillumÂs vow to pay Florida teachers $50,000 is a pipe dream, considering the Republican makeup of the Legislature. DeSantis will end the apparent monopoly of public schools in the state and is fully on board to replace it with a monopoly of charter schools. And neither seems ready to talk about the biggest threat to education we have in Florida Â„ legislative meddling/muddling in classroom creativity and letting teachers teach. ... Meanwhile, we face an uphill battle to keep competent teachers in our schools with 45 states apparently making the profession more appealing. An editorial from the Ocala Star Banner.Thinking pointsNeed to pray for the nationThis letter is to you and to those who read your newspaper. If you are a person who believes in God, and if you are a person who prays, pray for our nation and its people and its leaders in each branch of government at the local, county, state, and national levels. There was a time in our nation when accusations were not accepted as evidence. There was a time in our nation that the mainline media reported the news, and the tabloids ÂreportedÂŽ could beÂs. There was a time in our nation when it took a jury of your peers to convict an accused person. If you are 50 years of age or older, can you remember exactly what you were doing 30-plus years ago? Can you remember who you were with and what you said and what you did and who was there at a time and a place that your accuser canÂt identify with certainty? Thankfully, only a very few people in our nation will ever be expected to do this very difÂ“cult task.Georgia Lee Eshelman, Ph.D. SebringHearing was a circusYesterday Sen. [Lindsey] Graham, in his uncontrolled outburst to ensure his next job as attorney general of the U.S., asked [Brett] Kavanaugh if he was aware that 23 minutes after the announcement of his nomination Sen. [Charles] Schumer said he would do everything in his power to keep Kavanaugh from being conÂ“rmed. I really donÂt know what his point was. Does he think Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford could see in the future when she talked about her sexual assault with her therapist and husband years before and named Kavanaugh? That she was part of some hideous plot hatched years ago to shame him? That the Democrats used her as a political pawn? Now hereÂs some real (not alternative) facts. And, gosh, itÂs political too. Antonin Scalia died Feb. 13, 2016. March 16, 2016, President Obama put forth the name of Merrick Garland. But on Feb. 23, 2016, a mere 10 days after ScaliaÂs demise, Sen. [Mitch] McConnell vowed that the Senate would not act on any nomination put forth by the current administration. Neither he nor his fellow Republican senators fulÂ“lled their duty as Sara Huckabee pompously claimed they must for this nomination. As it was their duty. Yeah. Uh huh. They made Dr. Ford a nonperson by treating her as a hostile witness who needed a prosecutor to question her. With Kavanaugh that only went so far when the only woman the Republicans had on their side (Ms. [Rachel] Mitchell) started asking pointed questions. She was quickly sent out of the room as the Republican senators went into meltdown. No facts please, just a circus. Kavanaugh is an angry, out of control drunk. He must not be appointed to the highest court in our land. Any attempt by Republicans to take the ÂmoralÂŽ high ground on this is a joke.Catherine Bergens SebringYOUR VIEW I didnÂt need U.S. Census data to tell me that Hillsborough County trafÂ“c has gotten much worse in the last Â“ve years because, well, I live here, and I can conÂ“rm it stinks. Anecdotally, if you want to know how bad it is, just drive along State Road 60 in Brandon by the mall on a Saturday afternoon. YouÂll get there, eventually Âƒ maybe. Start. Stop. Stay stopped. Inch forward. Oh crap, need to get into the turn lane. Red light. Stop. And pray that isnÂt an accident up ahead. Even so, itÂs always good to have a backup, which Florida Politics reporter Janelle Irwin Taylor provided with her story about the countyÂs increasing congestion. The data is wrapped around the November sales tax referendum called All For Transportation, the latest attempt to address this car-mageddon building up throughout the county. The referendum proposes increasing the countyÂs sales tax from 7 cents to 8 cents on the dollar, raising an estimated $280 million a year. Well, this is Florida and, as any lobbyist and Republican legislator can tell you at the drop of a campaign donation, we donÂt abide none of them tax increases here in the Sunshine State Â… especially if itÂs for transportation. Spit on the ground! And the usual arguments against the proposal are being circulated along the usual pipelines with the usual motive of keeping Hillsborough County trafÂ“c bottled up so they wouldnÂt have to pay another penny-per-dollar in taxes. Opponents are convinced the tax is a Trojan horse and that a day after it passes a fancy, expensive commuter rail project will spring forth from hidden code words in the ballot initiative. IÂm guessing this is the part of the referendum language that is inspiring fear and loathing for opponents: ÂNo less than 35 percent of the Transit Restricted Portion shall be spent on transit services that utilize exclusive transit right of way.ÂŽ Yeah, that could mean a rail system eventually. Or it could be dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lanes. It could be a lot of things. Either way, to be blunt, I donÂt care. If a mass transit system gets more cars off the road, IÂm Â“ne with that. Hillsborough County trafÂ“c has been getting worse for a lot longer than just Â“ve years as thousands upon thousands of people keep moving here. That seems to be the part of this story the no-tax crowd overlooks. They see a tax generating multi-billions of dollars and automatically assume there it will be fraught with waste, fraud, and abuse. The part of the equation they donÂt consider is what happens if we keep shooting down every attempt to address this. People arenÂt going to stop moving here. And what will they Â“nd? Remember the earlier reference to State Road 60 in Brandon? In May 2017, the Florida Department of Transportation embarked on a project to widen that beastly thoroughfare to six lanes from 78th Street to west of Falkenburg Road, with medians, better drainage, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Estimated cost: $21.1 million. Since construction began, trying to navigate through cones, shifting lanes and drivers pushing for the slightest open space with the vigor of a NASCAR driver on the last lap at Daytona has frequently become a white-knuckle experience that never seems to end. Estimated completion time: late this year. ThatÂs about 18 months overall, assuming there are no delays. And, pssst Âƒ for all that aggravation, we will have paid for something that might be better for a little while, but will soon be inadequate, as most road projects here quickly prove to be. The Census data conÂ“rms that the solutions that have been attempted havenÂt worked. ItÂs impossible for the state and county to pave their way out of this. I would have thought even the opponents would have Â“gured that out by now. I guess not. Joe Henderson has a 45year career in newspapers, including the last nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. The column moved on website Florida Politics. Columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily that of the Highlands News-Sun.Hillsborough County traffic gets worse, but we knew thatFLORIDA POLITICSJoe Henderson
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK Â„ South Florida State College will host a First Responders Showcase with the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Criminal Justice Academy on the Highlands campus in Avon Park. ÂAs a kickoff to Fire Safety Week, the First Responders Showcase will show our community how dedicated our Â“rst responders are and how hard they work to protect and support our region,ÂŽ said Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, president of SFSC. The schedule of events for the day includes K-9 demonstrations, a drone display, and presentations by SWAT, Animal Services, Dispatch and Crime Prevention from the HCSO. SFSC will offer tours of the Criminal Justice Academy with its variety of training equipment, and the Fire Science and EMS programs will present the life-saving methods they use to train SFSC students. The Florida Fire Marshal will exhibit its bomb robot, suits and trailer. ÂThis is going to be a fun event, and I encourage everyone to come join us and learn more about their Â“rst responders as well as the training they receive at the Academy,ÂŽ Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman said. ÂWeÂre really looking forward to seeing everybody, and I want to thank South Florida State College for hosting us.ÂŽ SFSC offers an assortment of certificates with a public safety focus, including the collegeÂs newest Occupational Certificate in Public Safety Communication that can lead to one of the many job openings as a 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatcher in Highlands, DeSoto, and Hardee counties. The college also offers associate degrees in fire science technology, emergency medical services and criminal justice technology. ÂSFSC is committed to providing exceptional educational programs leading to good jobs in all of our regionÂs public safety agencies,ÂŽ Leitzel said. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the First Responders Showcase, call the SFSC Criminal Justice Academy at 863-784-7280.SFSC hosts first responder showcase BLACKMANBy MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Spectators young and old got to see Â“reÂ“ghter teams in action at Fire Fest on Saturday in downtown Sebring. In the event of an emergency, Â“reÂ“ghters have to be ready to do a variety of tasks quickly and precisely to save a life or save a structure. Local teams and teams from across the state showed they are very well prepared to take action. The early events included the dry-hose and running-hose competitions and the bunker gear race. Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Colt Renfro said, noting the large turnout of teams and spectators, the only bigger event like this he has seen has been the state competitions in Fort Myers. His department had about 15 members at the event including those who were competing, serving as judges and operating Â“re trucks. As the competitions progressed the family event had many other things to do and see including seeing an Aeromed helicopter, taking a Â“rehouse tour, checking out the merchandise and food vendors and enjoying live music. The event was hosted by Backdraft Promotions and Sebring Fire Fest.Fire Fest brings the heat A Â“reÂ“ghter prepares for the running hose competition. MARC VALERO/STAFFFamilies check out an Aeromed helicopter on display at Sebring Fire Fest. A Â“reÂ“ghter team in action during the dry hose competition. adno=3614877-1 Knowledge. A powerful element in Â“ ghting cancer.Dr. Mahender Yellu joins Florida Cancer Specialists.To schedule an appointment please visit FLCancer.com/YelluThe most advanced skills and expertise to treat cancer require the highest level of scientiÂ“ c knowledge. With nearly 100 locations across the state, Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence. Dr. Yellu is actively engaged in c linical research and has been published in several renowned peer reviewed journals. He is extremely passionate about his work as a cancer specialist, and feels strongly about involving his patients and their loved ones in every step of the treatment process. Our team of highly trained and dedicated clinicians and staff is proud to care for you at our Sebring location. W orl d Class Me dicine. Hometown Care. FLCancer.com/SebringWhere Hope is Powered by ScienceÂ’Sebring Location 4420 Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33872 Phone: (863) 385.1244 | Fax: (863) 385.6086 Syed E. Ahmed, MDWasif Riaz, MDAmit I. Shah, MD
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LOCAL SPORTS CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS & PUZZLES INSIDESECTION BSunday, September 30, 2018 By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTTENOROC Â… The Avon Park Red Devils avoided a slow start as they ramped up the offense early against the Tenoroc Titans in a 34-14 win to improve their record to 5-1 as they enter the second half of the season. ÂWe got the fast start we wanted,ÂŽ said Avon Park Head Coach Jerry Hudnell. ÂBut we did not Â“nish as strong, we sort of switched roles this week.ÂŽ The Red Devils accomplished something they have not been able to all season and that is score in the Â“rst quarter, according to Hudnell. Earl Collins III put Avon Park on the board not once, but twice in the Â“rst quarter. Collins scored on runs of 8 yards and 20 yards to put the Red Devils up 14-0. Javarius Smith boosted the Red Devils lead to 20-0 in the second quarter taking a screen pass 35 yards to the end zone. Tenoroc caught lightning in a bottle for a split second as the Red Devil defense tried to track down a scrambling Titan quarterback, he unloaded a pass that was caught for a long touchdown to give the Titans a glimmer of hope while making the score 20-8. The Red Devils further dampened those hopes on their next possession as Collins scored his third touchdown of the game on a 30-yard pass from quarterback Tyrek Dunlap as the Red Devils went into the half with a commanding 27-8 lead. After a nearly uneventful third quarter in which neither team scored, the Red Devils had trouble with a punt attempt on the last play of the third quarter, turning the ball over on downs at their own 30-yard line. Tenoroc took full advantage on the Â“rst play of the fourth quarter as Panther quarterback Raekwan Randolph connected with Michael Worlds for a 30-yard Red Devils trample the TitansAvon Park earns victory over Tenoroc PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTAvon ParkÂs Earl Collins breaks loose of the Tenoroc defender on his way to a 30-yard touchdown during Friday nightÂs win in Lakeland. By JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTMULBERRY Â… Lake Placid dominated the Mulberry Panthers in a 43-6 thrashing on Friday night at the Phosphate Bowl. The victory evened the Green Dragons record at 3-3 on the season while scoring 43 points in their second straight game. With Shamar Mitchell behind center, the Lake Placid offense has found new life and it did not take long for the Green Dragons to show their efficiency as they drove down the field on their first series of the game. Mitchell ripped off two 21-yard runs in the drive to give the Green Dragons a first-and-goal at the Panther 5-yard line. Mitchell later scored from five yards out to give Lake Placid an 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion. The Lake Placid defense, which has been solid all season, pressured the Mulberry quarterback to force an interception by Green Dragon Erskin Tolliver that he returned to the Panther 26-yard line. Lake Placid took little time to take advantage of the field position as Katwan Ward carried two Panther defenders over ten yards for a 23-yard gain to the Mulberry 3-yard line. Mitchell later punched the ball in for a touchdown to give the Green Dragons a 14-0 lead as the game was suspended for a lightning delay. Lake Placid added the Green Dragons overpower PanthersLake Placid offense paces win over Mulberry PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Shamar Mitchell breaks loose for a big gain during Friday nightÂs game against Mulberry. The Green Dragons pummeled the Panthers by a score of 43-6. The Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the last day of September and the Â“rst six days of October gives anglers the last quarter moon phase and rainy season weather forecast with a perfect easterly Â“shing wind. All Â“shing factors considered, anglers will enjoy the best ten-day Â“shing period of October. The last quarter moon phase arrives on Tuesday and will produce excellent evening Â“shing. The lunar perigee occurs Friday, four days before the new moon, which will create very good Â“sh feeding migrations for this coming weekend. The wind will come from the east at speeds of eight to twelve miles per hour all this week, which is a perfect ÂÂ“shing windÂ. There will also be greater-than-average atmospheric pressure changes this week, which will trigger greater ÂÂ“sh adjustmentÂ activity. So your Â“shing results will increase little by little as the fall weather pattern occurs. Now, all we need is for the temperature to drop about Â“ve to ten degrees and the Â“sh will really turn on. This seasonal temperature decline however is not forecasted until the middle of this month. Since water temperatures are still in the middle to upper eighty degree range, the Â“sh are most active during the day between the hours of 2-8 p.m. Tonight through Tuesday sunsets will have the moon underfoot helping to create greater-than-average feeding activity periods. So you can expect Â“sh to start striking consistently from 5-8 p.m. Best Fishing Days: With the moon arriving at its closest orbit point from earth on Friday and the new moon arriving next Tuesday, the best Â“shing days will be from Friday through next Sunset fishing improves over next few daysHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass By MARK PINSONSPORTS EDITORAUBURNDALE Â„ SebringÂs Roger Yarde and Devion Littles each scored two touchdowns and quarterback DJ Williams tossed a scoring pass to lead the Blue Streaks to a 44-28 win over Auburndale on Friday night at Bruce Canova Stadium. ÂIt was good to win but we couldnÂt get out of our own way in the Â“rst half,ÂŽ said Sebring coach LaVaar Scott. ÂWe played much better in the second half but we need to be more consistent.ÂŽ After forcing a poor Auburndale punt, Sebring took over at the Bloodhounds 45 and converted a third down to move the ball to the 29. Senior quarterback DJ Williams found a seam off tackle and scampered 29 yards for a touchdown. The extra point by CD Lamadine gave the Blue Streaks a 7-0 lead with 3:11 left in the Â“rst quarter. Auburndale answered as junior quarterback Sabata Bridges connected with Norman Babers on a 50yard touchdown pass. The Bloodhounds converted a 2-point pass to take an 8-7 lead with 1:32 remaining in the Â“rst period. The Auburndale defense rose up and scored as Aubrey Burks picked off a Williams slant pass and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown. The point after made it 15-7 with 10:12 left in the second quarter. Sebring Â“nally got its offense going as Williams led the Blue Streaks on a 99-yard drive. Littles capped the Blue Streaks tame Bloodhounds BY MARK PINSON/SPORTS EDITORSebring senior running back Roger Yarde scores his second touchdown during the Blue Streaks 44-28 Class 6A-District 8 win over Auburndale on Friday night at Bruce Canova Stadium. SebringÂs EJ Lockett runs for a big gain during Friday nightÂs win over Auburndale.STREAKS | 2B DEVILS | 3B DRAGONS | 4B FISHING | 6B
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com impressive march with a 9-yard jaunt into the end zone. Yarde then ran for the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 15 with 1:36 remaining in the Â“rst half. Sebring returned the second half kickoff back to the Auburndale 45 and a pair of penalties against the Bloodhounds moved the ball all the way to the 16. Sebring scored in one play as Yarde bolted into the end zone. The point after gave the Blue Streaks a 22-15 lead with 11:43 left in the third quarter. Auburndale fumbled on its next possession and Sebring recovered the ball on the Bloodhounds 12. Sebring failed to pick up a Â“rst down, but Lamadine booted a 23-yard Â“eld goal to extend the Blue Streaks lead to 25-15 with 10:06 remaining in the third period. Auburndale refused to fold as Bridges hooked up with Kamare Stephens on a 90-yard touchdown pass. The point after was wide left and Sebring still led 25-21 with 9:40 left in the third period. Sebring put togther a solid drive that was capped with a 9-yard touchdown run by Littles. The extra point made it 32-21 Blue Streaks late in the third quarter. Sebring extended its lead as Williams found Norris Taylor on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the right corner of the end zone for a 38-21 lead with 9:55 left in the game. Auburndale was forced to punt and Sebring marched down the Â“eld with Yarde Â“nding the end zone from 3 yards out to give the Blue Streaks a 4421 lead midway through the Â“nal period. Auburndale scored one last time for the Â“nal score. The win improved Sebring to 2-0 in district play with a non-district game against Kathleen (Lakeland) on Friday night. ÂRoger and Devion and EJ Lockett stepped up in the second half with some good running,ÂŽ said Scott. ÂDJ was sick and he gave us all he had in that second quarter drive he led us on. Our offensive line blocked better in the second half and we executed our plays better. WeÂre banged up and weÂre going to have to have some guys step up next week against Kathleen.ÂŽSTREAKSFROM PAGE 1B SebringÂs Devion Littles (7) is tackled during Friday nightÂs game against Auburndale. SebringÂs Devion Littles scores one of his two touchdowns in Friday nightÂs win over the Auburndale Bloodhounds. SebringÂs EJ Lockett (20) looks for running room during FridayÂs district win over Auburndale. PHOTO BY MARK PINSON/ SPORTS EDITORSebringÂs Jordan Rose (42) applies pressure on the Auburndale quarterback during Friday nightÂs district game. BROUGHT TO YOU BYJoin Us On Saturday, Oct. 6Th From 10Am -3Pm Stuart Park In Lake Placid FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND YOUR PETS!Â€ Silent Auction Â€ Ra e Baskets Â€ Vendors Â€ Nail Clipping Â€ Pet Blessing Â€ Pet Costume Contest Â€ Pet photos Â€ Activities for kids Â€Music Â€ Food Â€ Free Give-aways & Much More For More Information Call 863Â€441Â€0351/863Â€441Â€0302For Details and times refer to our website www.PAWsitiveEffects.org FREE RAFFLE TICKET When you bring quality pet food, kitty litterbowls collarstoys-leashes beds-towels blanketsbleachshampoo paper towels or anything that can help a rescue! ON SITE MICRO CHIPS ONLY $10.00 Sponsored By Y Reserve Your Micro Chip at PAWsitiveE ects.org Free Raffle Ticket d d d d ashe s s ashe s s F F F Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr Fr r e e e e ee ee ee ee ee ee ee e e e e e R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R af af a af af af af af af af af f f f fl fl fl fl fl fl fl fl fl fl fl fl l l e e e e e e e e e e e e T T T T Ti T T T T Ti Ti Ti T Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti T i Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti Ti i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c ck k ck ck c k c c ck k c ck ck k c ck ck ck c ck c ck k ck ck ck ck ck ck ck ck ck k ck ck k k c ck k c k k ck ck ck ck c ck ck ck k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k e e et et e et e et et et e e et et et e et et et et et et e et et et et et et et et et et et et e et et et et e et t et et et et et et et et et et et t t t k k e et e et et et et et et et et t t t t t t t t t t t t Free Raffle Ticket adno=3614652-1 ADOPT Your New Friend Today! y
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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWeek 4 provides some interesting fantasy matchups and the Â“rst bye week of the NFL season Four of the Â“ve quarterbacks selected in the Â“rst round of the 2018 NFL draft will start this weekend. The lone clipboard holder remains Lamar Jackson, because Joe Flacco is still stubbornly serviceable. Sam Darnold began the year as the Jets starter, and has had his moments. Josh Allen led the Bills to the shocking upset of the Vikings last weekend. We all knew it was a matter of time before the Cardinals switched out Sam Bradford for Josh Rosen (although I am surprised it has nothing to do with an injury). ItÂs Baker MayÂ“eld who excites me the most for fantasy purposes Â„ well at least until Jackson supplants Flacco. The Browns offense looked like it found a new gear when the top overall draft pick replaced an injured Tyrod Taylor against the Jets last Thursday night. MayÂ“eld raises the fantasy proÂ“le of players like Antonio Callaway and David Njoku. HeÂs not a fantasy starter, yet, but heÂs the only rookie quarterback who deserves to be rostered outside of dynasty leagues at this point. HereÂs my best bets for Week 4: CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA Obvious starters: A.J. Green (Bengals), Giovani Bernard (Bengals), Matt Ryan (Falcons), Julio Jones (Falcons), Tevin Coleman (Falcons). Who to start: This is a favorable matchup for Andy Dalton (Bengals) considering the Falcons have allowed at least 335 yards and three touchdowns in each of the past two games. Tyler Boyd (Bengals) has WR2 upside if Green is limited with a pelvis injury. Tyler Eifert (Bengals) is a borderline TE1 facing the Falcons depleted back-seven. Calvin Ridley (Falcons) proved his upside against the Saints and deserves regular WR3/Â”ex consideration going forward. Who to sit: Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) still has value in the deepest leagues, but itÂs clear Ridley has surpassed him. Sleeper: Austin Hooper (Falcons) deserves consideration as a streamer considering the Bengals are horrendous covering tight ends. TAMPA BAY AT CHICAGO Obvious starters: Mike Evans (Buccaneers), Jordan Howard (Bears), Allen Robinson (Bears), Trey Burton (Bears), Bears D/ST. Who to start: Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buccaneers) took most of the snaps at WednesdayÂs practice, signaling he will remain the starter in this super-productive offense. Chris Godwin (Buccaneers) is a solid Â”ex play with a touchdown in three straight games. O.J. Howard (Buccaneers) is a TE2 with upside, producing at least 54 yards or a touchdown in each game this season. Who to sit: It appears DeSean Jackson (Buccaneers) may have returned to his old Âboom-or-bustÂŽ ways. Even with this sterling matchup, I canÂt recommend Mitchell Trubisky (Bears) unless youÂre truly desperate. Taylor Gabriel (Bears) should only be rostered in the deepest PPR leagues. Sleeper: Despite decent volume, Peyton Barber (Buccaneers) hasnÂt found the end zone yet. My gut says this changes against Chicago. DETROIT AT DALLAS Obvious starters: Matthew Stafford (Lions), Golden Tate (Lions), Kenny Golladay (Lions), Ezekiel Elliott (Cowboys). Who to start: Marvin Jones (Lions) has at least four receptions, 54 yards or a touchdown in every game this season. Kerryon Johnson (Lions) deserves Â”ex consideration after becoming the Â“rst Detroit running back to rush for 100 yards since November 2013. Who to sit: Theo Riddick (Lions) maintains Â”ex value in only the deepest PPR leagues. LeGarrette Blount (Lions) remains a touchdownor-bust Â”ex option. Dak Prescott (Cowboys) and his fantasy value continues to trend downwards. Cole Beasley (Cowboys) remains solid PPR depth, but probably shouldnÂt be in your lineup against a solid Lions secondary. Sleeper: Rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup (Cowboys) is due to make an impact play. BUFFALO AT GREEN BAY Obvious starters: Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Davante Adams (Packers), Jimmy Graham (Packers). Who to start: LeSean McCoy (Bills) is the only relevant player for fantasy purposes on this roster (and heÂs running out of juice). Randall Cobb (Packers) and Geronimo Allison (Packers) both deserve Â”ex consideration. I like the Packers D/ST to produce against a rookie quarterback this week. Who to sit: Kelvin Benjamin (Bills) is touchdown-or-bust. Jamaal Williams (Packers) and Ty Montgomery (Packers) havenÂt produced enough to be considered as anything more than a Â”ex in the deepest of leagues. Sleeper: Aaron Jones (Packers) is clearly the most talented running back on this roster and could produce Â”ex value this week. PHILADELPHIA AT TENNESSEE Obvious starters: Carson Wentz (Eagles), Zach Ertz (Eagles), Eagles D/ST. Who to start: Nelson Agholor (Eagles) remains a solid Â”ex play in PPR. 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B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Wednesday. For the next Â“ve days the evenings from today through Wednesday will be the best Â“shing time. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is underfoot at 5:59 p.m. and the sunset at 7:13 p.m. and the highest dissolved oxygen rate of the day. The results will be a feed intensity rating of 4-6 from 5-8:30 p.m. Daily this period moves later by a half hour. Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonset occurs at 12:26 p.m. and solar noon at 1:15 p.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 4-5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daily this period moves later by a half an hour. Prime Monthly Periods: October 6-11 new moon, 21-26 full moon, November 4-9 new moon, 20-25 full moon, December 4-9 new moon, 19-24 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 39.06 feet above sea level, which is the maximum level in the seasonal management schedule today. The minimum level currently is 38.75Â. Today, one of four S68 spillway gates are open 7 inches and Â”owing a combined 120 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 Alshon Jeffery (Eagles) until they knock all of the rust off. ThereÂs no way we can trust Marcus Mariota (Titans) with this matchup. Sleeper: Tight end Jonnu Smith (Titans) can be utilized against a defense that struggled Week 2 against O.J. Howard. HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS Obvious starters: Deshaun Watson (Texans), DeAndre Hopkins (Texans), Lamar Miller (Texans), Texans D/ ST, Andrew Luck (Colts), T.Y. Hilton (Colts). Who to start: Will Fuller (Texans) has WR1 upside considering his chemistry with Watson. Ryan Grant (Colts) has Â”ex value in most PPR leagues. Eric Ebron (Colts) has been IndyÂs most effective red zone weapon so far. Who to sit: Jack Doyle (Colts) is still dealing with a hip injury. This is a tough matchup for rookie running backs Jordan Wilkins (Colts) and Nyheim Hines (Colts). Sleeper: Ryan GrifÂ“n (Texans) faces an Indy defense that gave up 13 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown to Eagles tight ends last week. MIAMI AT NEW ENGLAND Obvious starters: Kenny Stills (Dolphins), Tom Brady (Patriots), Rob Gronkowski (Patriots). Who to start: Ryan Tannehill (Dolphins) has completed at least 75 percent of his passes and thrown for multiple touchdowns in all three games this season. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7 SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNB.A.S.S. ofÂ“cials announced major schedule changes Thursday for the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series, responding directly to concerns voiced by anglers about the previous slate. The trail is now set to visit AlabamaÂs famed Lake Guntersville on June 21-24 and Cayuga Lake in New York on Aug. 22-25. When the Elite Series schedule was announced in July, two events were originally planned for the Western United States on the California Delta and the Columbia River in Washington. But after listening to anglersÂ concerns about travel expenses and time away from their families, two venues that are more conveniently located to the anglers were selected. ÂWhile it is our goal to take the Bassmaster Elite Series to new venues across the country, we are also very sensitive to the needs and wishes of our anglers,ÂŽ said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. ÂMany of them had legitimate concerns about the travel demands of our original schedule, and that was the basis for this decision. ÂWe are conÂ“dent weÂve chosen two great Â“sheries.ÂŽ Scottsboro, Ala., will be the tournament headquarters at Lake Guntersville, which ranked ninth on the 2018 list of BassmasterMagazineÂs 100 Best Bass Lakes. It has been the site of 22 major B.A.S.S. events, including the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. The lake is known for giant largemouth and aquatic grass that makes for excellent summertime Â“shing. The ofÂ“cial practice period for the Guntersville tournament will begin Tuesday, June 18. The competition days will be the following Friday through Monday (June 21-24). Cayuga, which is New YorkÂs longest glacial Â“nger lake at just under 40 miles, ranked 13th in the Northeastern Division of Bassmaster MagazineÂs 100 Best Bass Lakes. The Â“shery has hosted three major B.A.S.S. tournaments, dating back to 2012. The Cayuga tournament dates of Aug. 22-25 were chosen speciÂ“cally to cut down on anglersÂ travel time. The Elite Series already has an event scheduled for New YorkÂs St. Lawrence River on Aug. 15-18. The ofÂ“cial practice period for Cayuga will begin Aug. 19, the day after the St. Lawrence event ends. ÂGuntersville is widely known as one of the best bass Â“sheries in the country, and itÂs very centrally located for many of our competitors,ÂŽ Akin said. ÂCayuga is also an excellent Â“shery, and the timing of that tournament will allow our anglers to make one great trip to the Northeastern United States.ÂŽ The Cayuga event will be hosted by The Village of Union Springs with weigh-ins held at Frontenac Park. The City of Scottsboro, Ala., will host the Guntersville Elite event, which will be held at Goose Pond Colony Resort. 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Premier Sponsors: Power-Pole, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Supporting Sponsors: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Carhartt, Livingston Lures, Lowrance, Phoenix Boats, T-H Marine 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series Elite Partner: Black Velvet About B.A.S.S. B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass Â“shing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass Â“shing whenever, wherever and however bass Â“shing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organizationÂs fully integrated media platforms include the industryÂs leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth Â“shing. The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Series presented by Magellan Outdoors, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICKÂS Sporting Goods, Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive Â“shing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICKÂS Sporting Goods.Bassmaster Elite Series to visit Empire StateEvent will be held on Cayuga Lake PHOTO BY SEIGO SAITO/B.A.S.S.The Bassmaster Elite Series will head to New York for an event on Cayuga Lake next year.THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAINT-QUENTIN-ENYVELINES, France (AP) Â„ EuropeÂs latest Ryder Cup sensation is called ÂMoliwood,ÂŽ and what a show Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood produced at the Ryder Cup on Saturday. And now for the Â“nal act. Molinari and Fleetwood became the Â“rst European tandem to win all four matches, leading their team to the brink of regaining the Ryder Cup from an American team that had to rally just to keep the score close. Tiger Woods hasnÂt won any of his three matches. Phil Mickelson didnÂt even play. Europe Â“lled the board with blue in the morning, eventually winning three of the four matches in fourballs for its largest three-session lead in 14 years. It held on in foursomes, with Henrik Stenson delivering clutch putts in the only match that was close. At the end of two days, Europe had a 10-6 lead. The score should sound familiar. ThatÂs the same deÂ“cit Europe faced in 2012 at Medinah when it produced the largest comeback on foreign soil. The Americans have never made up that much ground away from home, though they were the Â“rst to win after trailing 10-6, at Brookline in 1999 when they front-loaded the Sunday lineup with their biggest stars. 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B8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com captain Thomas Bjorn, even as he was drowned out by thousands of fans using what was left of their voices to sing, ÂOle, ole, ole, ole,ÂŽ the European anthem for these matches that Americans have heard far too often. ÂIÂve seen too many times what the singles game does,ÂŽ Bjorn said. ÂWe used a lot of energy these days. We go ahead tomorrow and focus on whatÂs ahead and not whatÂs done.ÂŽ Even so, he couldnÂt contain a smile. Europe brought Â“ve rookies to Le Golf National who sure didnÂt seem like them Â„ Alex Noren and Fleetwood were the last two French Open champions on the Albatross Course Â„ and certainly didnÂt play like them. ÂWeÂre really, really, really happy with how itÂs gone these past two days,ÂŽ Bjorn said. If not for Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, the Americans might really be in trouble. They pulled ahead in a tight fourballs match to beat Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm for the lone American point in the morning that prevented Europe from a second straight sweep of a team session. They rallied from an early deÂ“cit against Poulter and Rory McIlroy in foursomes, with both delivering key shots and big putts. With four birdies over their last Â“ve holes, they won 4 and 3. ÂThey had a six-point lead, and now itÂs four,ÂŽ Spieth said. ÂSo we are carrying that as a little bit of momentum, I guess. Early wins tomorrow go a long way.ÂŽ Mickelson will have to shake off some rust. He hasnÂt played since Friday in a foursomes loss that lasted only 14 holes. U.S. captain Jim Furyk said he would shake up the order for Saturday afternoon foursomes, and that meant keeping Lefty on the bench.GOLFFROM PAGE 7B ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO/BY FRANCOIS MORIJustin Thomas of the US, right, is congratulated by Tiger Woods after winning his foursome match with his teammate Jordan Spieth on Saturday. By DAVE SKRETTATHE ASSOCIATED PRESSKANSAS CITY, Mo. Â„ Patrick Mahomes Â“nally gets to face a team in an environment thatÂs familiar to him. The ChiefsÂ hotshot quarterback takes his record-setting show to Denver on Monday night to face the Broncos, the team he made his debut against in Week 17 last season. But whereas that game was mostly meaningless, with Kansas City assured of its playoff positioning and the BroncosÂ season over, the trip back holds plenty of signiÂ“cance for both clubs. The Chiefs are 3-0 with two of those victories coming on the road, where their second-year star has been downright dynamite. The Broncos (2-1) are just a game back in the AFC West. ÂI mean, every game I go in I know that the defense is going to have some surprise theyÂre going to try to throw at us,ÂŽ Mahomes said. ÂI know that defenses in this league are good and that defensive coordinators are going try to Â“nd ways to distract us and keep us from doing what we do. ÂBut I know that if we run the game plan the right way and I get the ball out of my hands and to those guys,ÂŽ he said, Âthere is a chance for success.ÂŽ Especially if thereÂs a team heÂs seen before. Then again, maybe itÂs not such an advantage for Mahomes that heÂs seen Denver already. The Chargers, Steelers and 49ers went into their games against Kansas City largely blind, unsure of what the strong-armed passer could do. The Broncos saw it Â“rsthand last year, when the Chiefs rested their starters in their regular-season Â“nale and Mahomes led a comefrom-behind win. ÂHeÂs playing well. HeÂs got a bunch of weapons, and again, they have a good scheme also,ÂŽ Denver coach Vance Joseph said. ÂYou combine a quarterbackÂs arm talent with the skilled players heÂs throwing to and with Andy ReidÂs system, it makes it a tough out.ÂŽ More broadly, the Chiefs have been an impossible out for the Broncos lately. They have won Â“ve straight in the series, including two in Denver and a Christmas Day rout in Kansas City. ÂTheyÂve got an explosive offense right now and their defense is making plays, too. For us, weÂve just got to go out there and play our game,ÂŽ Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris said. ÂLast week is last week, IÂm not really worried about that anymore,ÂŽ he added. ÂGo out there and just focus on just doing what we have to do: sticking to our keys and making plays.ÂŽ Indeed, the Broncos are coming off a road Â”op in Baltimore in which they blew a 14-10 halftime lead. And now the task is a Chiefs team that has scored at least 38 points in each of its games, with a quarterback in Mahomes who has an NFL-record 13 touchdown passes in the Â“rst three weeks. ÂTheyÂre averaging almost 400 yards a game and almost 40 points,ÂŽ Joseph said. ÂThe quarterback is playing at a high level. HeÂs got multiple weapons. Along with ReidÂs system, itÂs going to be difÂ“cult for us to get them stopped. ÂWeÂre looking forward to the challenge, but being a six-point underdog, IÂm not surprised. TheyÂve won the last three times in Denver. TheyÂve beaten the Broncos Â“ve straight times. IÂm not surprised theyÂre favored. That means nothing.ÂŽ As the Broncos try to end their streak of futility, here are some things to know: FAST STARTS The Chiefs have scored on their Â“rst possession in every game this season, and they led San Francisco 35-7 late in the Â“rst half a week ago. Those quick starts stand in contrast to the Broncos, who have trailed entering the fourth quarter in each of their games. THE CASE FOR CASE The Broncos gave Case Keenum a two-year, $36 million contract to play at the same level as he did last year in Minnesota. But so far Keenum is faring no better than Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler or Paxton Lynch. HeÂs completing just 61 percent of his passes with three TDs and Â“ve interceptions, including three in a Week 1 win over Seattle. TRACKING TRAVIS Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is coming off backto-back 100-yard receiving games, and heÂs been good against Denver in the past. Two of his three career games with 130 yards or more have come against the Broncos. MEDICAL REPORT Broncos cornerback Tramaine Brock should be available after leaving last weekÂs game against Baltimore with a groin injury. His running mate, Adam Jones, was also expected to practice this week after being inactive for the Ravens with a thigh injury. Both would come in handy against Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and the rest of the ChiefsÂ receiving group.Mahomes returns to Denver with high-flying ChiefsKansas City clashes with Broncos on Monday night football ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO/BY JOE MAHONEYKansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) leads the Chiefs against the Broncos on Monday night. 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THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS Michelle Obama urges young voters to Âtake their power backÂSee page 2 Sunday, September 30, 2018 By REGINA GARCIA CANOASSOCIATED PRESSLAS VEGAS Â„ An image of Angelica CervantesÂ son donning a black-and-yellow security guard T-shirt is one of dozens of smiling photos tacked to walls in a Las Vegas garden decorated with ribbons, cowboy boots, horseshoes and rubber bracelets. Cervantes visits every other week to gaze at the photo that has withstood the desert sun for almost a year, and to ask her son, Erick Silva, to watch over her, his stepfather and his siblings. ÂCuidanos,ÂŽ she begs him, sometimes tearfully. Silva was one of 58 people killed Oct. 1, 2017, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. For their families and those who survived the massacre at a country music festival this garden created by volunteers in the days that followed is a place to mourn and heal. ÂIt gave me a space to talk with him, and he is there with his angels,ÂŽ Cervantes said, referring to the other victims. ÂSometimes, I come across (another mother) there. Some ask me how he was. Talking about him makes me proud.ÂŽ Among the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, thereÂs no indication of the bloodshed that took place there a year ago. The festival grounds are fenced, and green screens block any views to the inside. The Â” owers, Â” ags, wreaths and other items that crowded a nearby road median and the ÂWelcome to Fabulous Las VegasÂŽ sign have long been removed. Today, the garden with 59 trees Â„ one for each victim plus an oak representing life Â„ is the only permanent public space in the Las Vegas area created in memory of the victims. It sits a few feet from a bus stop and an adult store and miles from the shooting site. The quarter-acre space was slated to be a dog park, but in the days after the shooting, the dirt lot was leveled, concrete bricks placed, and trees, shrubs, purple pansies, red and white roses and bright pink petunias were planted. A ÂRemembrance WallÂŽ was hammered together from wooden pallets. The wooden wall was recently replaced with a set of metal and faux-wood structures. The photos and several items from the original wall were transferred over. A fountain is now working, and a bluestone sculpture of a pair of angel wings bearing the initials of each victim was recently added. Volunteers on Saturday Garden provides place to mourn Las Vegas shooting victims AP PHOTOIn this Friday photo, a photo of Las Vegas shooting victim Erick Silva, center, hangs on a wall at a memorial garden under construction in Las Vegas. The small garden is home to photos, crosses, ribbons and dozens of other items placed in memory of the 58 people who were killed on Oct. 1, 2017, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. By COLLEEN LONG and LAURIE KELLMANASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ Moments after pivotal Sen. Jeff Flake announced he would vote to conÂ“ rm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Arizona Republican was confronted with the consequences. Two tearful women cornered Flake as he got on an elevator Friday, pleading for him to reconsider his support for the appeals court judge whoÂs been accused of sexual assault when he was a teenager. By the end of the day, Flake had, adding a condition to his promise to vote for Kavanaugh. HeÂd do so, Flake said, if the vote was delayed a week so the FBI could investigate Âcredible allegationsÂŽ against the nominee. It wasnÂt clear that the raw, emotional elevator exchange changed FlakeÂs his mind by itself. But itÂs hard to forget. And Flake didnÂt deny it was one of the factors that made an impression. ÂLook at me and tell me that it doesnÂt matter what happened to me,ÂŽ said 23-year-old Maria Gallagher. Ana Maria Archila pointed her Â“ nger at Flake while she appeared to keep the elevator door from closing. ÂOn Monday, I stood in front of your ofÂ“ ce,ÂŽ Archila, co-executive director of the nonproÂ“ t Center for Popular Democracy Action, told Flake. ÂI told the story of my sexual assault. I told it because I recognized in Dr. FordÂs story that she is telling the truth. What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court.ÂŽ Flake said he had to go to a hearing. He was returning to the committee room where he and 20 colleagues had heard hours of testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who told them Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation. Flake had lobbied Republican leaders to give Ford the chance to Flake gets a firsthand look at rage about Kavanaugh AP PHOTOSTwo women, one shown bottom right, cornered U.S. Sen. Je Flake, top left, in an elevator Friday, moments after he announced he would vote to conÂ“ rm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Sen. Je Flake, R-Ariz., attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Friday, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ana Maria Archila, of New York City, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, pauses while being interviewed in Washington, Friday, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Archila confronted Sen. Je Flake, R-Ariz., in an elevator after he announced his support for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By NINIEK KARMINIASSOCIATED PRESSPALU, Indonesia Â„ Residents too afraid to sleep indoors camped out in the darkness Saturday while victims recounted harrowing stories of being separated from their loved ones a day after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that unleashed waves as high as 20 feet, killing hundreds on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The ofÂ“ cial death toll stood at 384, with all the fatalities coming in the hard-hit city of Palu, but it was expected to rise once rescuers reached surrounding coastal areas, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He said others were unaccounted for, without giving an estimate. The nearby cities of Donggala and Mamuju were also ravaged, but little information was available due to damaged roads and disrupted telecommunications. Nugroho said Âtens to hundredsÂŽ of people were taking part in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck at dusk on Friday. Their fate was unknown. Hundreds of people were injured and hospitals, damaged by the magnitude 7.5 quake, were overwhelmed. Some of the injured, including Dwi Haris, who suffered a broken back and shoulder, rested outside PaluÂs Army Hospital, where patients were being treated outdoors due to continuing strong aftershocks. Tears Â“ lled his eyes as he recounted feeling the violent earthquake shake the Â“ fth-Â” oor hotel room he shared with his wife and daughter. ÂThere was no time to save ourselves. I was squeezed into the ruins of the wall, I think,ÂŽ said Haris, adding that the family was in town for a wedding. ÂI heard my wife cry for help, but then silence. I donÂt know what happened to her and my child. I hope they are safe.ÂŽ ItÂs the latest natural disaster to hit Indonesia, which is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the ÂRing of Fire,ÂŽ an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the PaciÂ“ c Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island in western Indonesia triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Last month, a powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed 505 people. Palu, which has more than 380,000 people, was strewn with debris from the earthquake and tsunami. A mosque heavily damaged by the quake was half submerged and a shopping mall was reduced to a crumpled hulk. A large bridge with yellow arches had collapsed. Bodies lay partially covered by tarpaulins and a man carried a dead child through the wreckage. The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magniÂ“ ed the force of the tsunami waters as they raced into the tight Indonesia tsunami death toll nears 400, expected to rise AP PHOTOA man stands amid the damage caused by a tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018By KELLI KENNEDYASSOCIATED PRESSCORAL GABLES Â„ At a voter registration rally Friday, Â“red-up former Â“rst lady Michelle Obama urged a predominantly youthful crowd at the University of Miami to Âtake their power backÂŽ and bridge the gap between frustration over the political climate and Âactually doing something about it.ÂŽ After a celeb-studded program that included former DestinyÂs Child member Kelly Rowland, gospel singer Erica Campbell and ÂKey & PeeleÂŽ star KeeganMichael Key, Obama ticked off a litany of dismal statistics about low voter turnout, especially during midterm elections like the ones coming up in November. Americans cast more votes than ever in the 2008 election, but even so, more than 80 million still didnÂt vote. Only about 40 percent of the population typically votes during midterm elections. The 2014 midterms saw the lowest voter turnout since World War II, with less than 37 percent, she said. ÂWhen a huge chunk of the population sits out of the process, why are we surprised when our politics donÂt reÂ”ect our values?ÂŽ she told a crowd of nearly 5,000. No candidate names were mentioned at the event, nor were any political parties as Obama stressed she wasnÂt there Âto tell anyone who to vote for.ÂŽ Instead, she was eager to change what she said has become Âa dangerous cycle when it comes to votingÂŽ of frustrated people who get worked up about politics, but eventually sit home and do nothing. And she addressed naysayers who contend their vote doesnÂt matter, noting that a 2016 city commission race in Cocoa Beach was decided by eight votes. In South Daytona, she said, a mayoral race came down to just Â“ve votes. ÂFive votes, yÂall. ... Every vote matters. It really does.ÂŽ Obama recently launched When We All Vote, a national, nonpartisan not-for-proÂ“t organization. FridayÂs event in Miami capped a week of grass-roots activism with 2,000 events in 49 states. About two dozen students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School wearing matching shirts sat together at the event. The Parkland students have been part of a massive state and national push to register young voters in the wake of a February shooting at their school that left 17 dead, rallying hundreds of thousands across the country and in D.C. for March For Our Lives. But itÂs unclear what impact they will have on the midterm elections. As of Aug. 1, there were nearly 373,000 newly registered voters this year, according to an analysis by University of Florida political science professor Daniel Smith. He said that roughly 1 out of 3 of those new voters is under the age of 30, but he cautioned that it appears to be a Ânatural ebb and Â”owÂŽ of voter registration that mirrors trends in previous years. He pointed out that many election ofÂ“cials hold drives that target graduating high school seniors. Stoneman Douglas senior Drew Schwartz attended the rally and said heÂll be voting for the Â“rst time in November. The 17-year-old said common sense gun laws are among the issues most important to him. ÂOne of the most important issues is representation and for people to make sure their ofÂ“cials are representing their beliefs and not supporting their own interests,ÂŽ he said.Michelle Obama urges voters to Âtake their power backÂ AP PHOTOFormer Â“rst lady Michelle Obama speaks at a rally to encourage voter registration on Friday in Coral Gables. Newborn breast-fed by wrong mom in hospital mix-upORANGE PARK (AP) Â„ A new mother says a mix-up at a north Florida hospital caused her newborn son to be breastfed by another mother. Television station WJXT reports that Joii BrownÂs son was taken from her Thursday to be circumcised. After her son wasnÂt returned for an hour and a half, Brown says a nurse told her that they had given him to the wrong mother before they discovered their mistake. Brown says the nurses at Orange Park Medical Center told her the other mother had breast-fed her son for two minutes before the mix-up was discovered. The hospital said in a statement to the WJXT that it is doing everything to support BrownÂs family. Brown says she is speaking with attorneys.Florida woman charged in toddlerÂs death in hot carORLANDO (AP) Â„ A Florida woman has been charged with negligent manslaughter in the death of her 1-year-old daughter, who was left for hours in a hot vehicle. Kit Noelle Pollard was found dead inside the SUV Friday at a Sanford gas station. Seminole County jail records show 29-year-old Kailyn Pollard of Sorrento was held without bail Saturday. According to an arrest report, Pollard forgot to take her daughter to daycare Friday morning and left her in the vehicle for seven hours as temperatures climbed above 90 degrees. Jail records did not show whether Pollard had an attorney. The girl was the second hot car death reported Friday in Florida. In a separate case, a 4-year-old boy died after being found alone in a locked car outside an Orange County school.Dog dies after touching lid of electrified containerSARASOTA (AP) Â„ A Florida dog that touched the lid of an electriÂ“ed container that holds the wiring for street lights during a walk has died. News outlets report Lynn McDermott took the Great Pyrenees on a walk in the rain Saturday in Sarasota. The around 70-pound dog touched the pull boxÂs lid and collapsed. McDermott reached down and received a shock. FireÂ“ghters gave the dog chest compressions and put an oxygen mask over its snout, but it died on the scene. Public Works Director Doug Jeffcoat says upon inspection, the metal lid became electriÂ“ed because of a faulty wire underground had come into contact with it. The city says they Â“xed the faulty wire and grounded the metal lid. Precautionary safety inspections on other boxes are also being performed. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE By CARA ANNAASSOCIATED PRESSJOHANNESBURG Â„ The risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from Congo is now Âvery highÂŽ after two conÂ“rmed cases were discovered near the Uganda border, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in northeastern Congo is now larger than the previous one in the northwest and more complicated to contain because of a dense, highly mobile population and a rebel threat so serious that some health workers say theyÂre operating in a war zone. A deadly attack in Beni, the heart of Ebola containment efforts, forced the work to be suspended for two days earlier in the week. That led the WHOÂs emergencies chief, Peter Salama, to warn that insecurity, public deÂ“ance about vaccinations and politicians fanning fears ahead of elections in December could create a Âperfect stormÂŽ leading the outbreak to spread. As of Friday the outbreak had 124 conÂ“rmed Ebola cases, including 71 deaths. The previous outbreak in CongoÂs Equateur province, declared over just a week before the current one was announced, had 54 conÂ“rmed cases, including 33 deaths. This is the Â“rst time an Ebola outbreak has occurred in this part of Congo, affecting the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Health workers have had to combat various rumors and fears about the disease, which spreads via the body Â”uids of those infected, including the dead. Some patients have left health facilities to seek alternative care, WHO said in a statement on Thursday. One infected person moved into a Âred zoneÂŽ where security is poor and carrying out Ebola response efforts is Âextremely difÂ“cult, if not impossible.ÂŽ The virus moved near the Uganda border after a woman who had participated in burials of Ebola victims refused a vaccination in Beni and disappeared, local ofÂ“cials have said. She died on Sept. 20 at a hospital in Tshomia on Lake Albert, which separates the countries. The second conÂ“rmed Ebola case in Tshomia was the womanÂs partner, WHO said. The U.N. refugee agency on Friday said it was Âgravely concernedÂŽ for civiliansÂ safety in North Kivu, which has the highest number of displaced people in Congo with an estimated more than 1 million. In August about 13,000 people Â”ed their homes in the Beni area alone because of insecurity, the refugee agency said. Meanwhile some 200 refugees from Congo are arriving each day in Uganda, a Âtiny fractionÂŽ of the everyday Â”ow of traders and others between the countries, it said. ÂWhile substantial progress has been made, the situation is precarious,ÂŽ WHO said of overall Ebola containment efforts. It continues to recommend against any travel restrictions. Uganda, which has had Â“ve Ebola outbreaks since 2000, says it is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed. The health ministry in Congo, which is facing its 10th outbreak, says more than 12,000 people have been vaccinated so far.WHO: Risk of EbolaÂs spread from Congo now Âvery highÂ AP FILE PHOTOIn this Sept. 9 Â“le photo, health workers walk with a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. Iran airs video of encounter with US carrier in key straitTEHRAN, Iran (AP) Â„ IranÂs state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary GuardÂs navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea. SaturdayÂs footage is likely meant as a show of strength amid new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Trump administration plans to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero. In the video, Guard speedboats are seen closing in on the U.S. carrier. Iranian sailors then warn the Americans over radio communication to Âkeep well clearÂŽ of the Guard patrol boats and say they advise the Americans to Ârefrain from the threat or use of force in any manner.ÂŽ The U.S. navy didnÂt immediately comment the video.Leading Brazil candidate leaves hospital after stabbingSAO PAULO (AP) Â„ The leading candidate in BrazilÂs presidential race has been discharged from the hospital where he was being treated for a knife wound to his abdomen. Far right congressman Jair Bolsonaro suffered intestinal damage and severe internal bleeding after the Sept. 6 attack at a campaign event and has undergone multiple surgeries. His release from a Sao Paulo hospital was delayed by a day due to a minor infection. The hospital said in a statement he was discharged Saturday morning. The countryÂs Â“rst round of voting is on Oct. 7. But itÂs not clear if or how quickly Bolsonaro will get back on the campaign trail. WomenÂs groups are planning a series of protests later Saturday against him. Other rallies are also planned this weekend in support of the candidate.India, at UN: Pakistan is harboring terroristsUNITED NATIONS (AP) Â„ IndiaÂs foreign minister accused neighboring Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech Saturday before the U.N. General Assembly, and rejected the notion that India is sabotaging peace talks with Pakistan, calling it Âa complete lie.ÂŽ Sushma Swaraj pointed to the fact that Osama bin Laden had been living quietly in Pakistan before he was found and killed by a team of U.S. Navy SEALs, and said the mastermind of the 2008 attack in Mumbai in which 168 people died Âstill roams the streets of Pakistan with impunity.ÂŽ ÂIn our case, terrorism is bred not in some faraway land, but across our border to the west,ÂŽ Swaraj said. ÂOur neighborÂs expertise is not restricted to spawning grounds for terrorism, it is also an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity.ÂŽ Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart were supposed to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly this week. India called it off only one day after it was announced, following the killing of an Indian border guard in the disputed region of Kashmir. The two South Asian nations, always uneasy neighbors, face off under particularly tense conditions in that region at a Âline of controlÂŽ that cuts through a rugged mountain range. The announcement of the planned meeting had been considered an encouraging sign for restarting stalled talks between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors. New Delhi had agreed to hold the meeting in response to a letter from newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has written his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, stressing the need for positive change, a mutual desire for peace and a readiness to discuss terrorism. There was no immediate ofÂ“cial reaction by the Pakistani government to the speech. PakistanÂs foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, was due to speak later Saturday.Volcano spews ash on Mexico CityMEXICO CITY (AP) Â„ Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of MexicoÂs capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered 183 emissions of gas and ash over 24 hours. The center was monitoring multiple rumblings and tremors. Images on social media showed thin layers of ash coating car windshields in neighborhoods of Mexico City such as Xochimilco. Geophysicists have noticed an increase in activity at the volcano that sits 45 miles southeast of the capital since a 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico in September 2017. The volcano known as ÂDon GoyoÂŽ has been active since 1994. BOLSONARO HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDWORLD/STATE NEWS
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I bought H&E because you said it would participate in Donald TrumpÂs plans to rebuild our infrastructure. What are your thoughts now? Should I buy more H&E shares, or should I sell? Â„ HW, Pensacola, Fla. Dear HW: IÂve always wondered how much deeper the oceans would be if we didnÂt have any sponges. As a long-term investment Â„ three to Â“ve years Â„ H&E Equipment Services (HEES-$34.66) appears to be a good candidate. But as a short-term investment, HEES kinda sphinx. I donÂt know boo, beans or bupkis about charting. I always believed those squiggles, squirms and intersecting lines plotted carefully on graph paper were some kind of hocus-pocus necromancy involving the black arts and bone casting. So I asked a technical analyst who is a member of Mensa and assiduously lives by a multiplex of intersecting graphs and inverted diagrams for help. She dusted off her old Ouija board inlaid with ivory and gold and carved from snakewood. The following is her email to me: ÂBeware, the technical condition of HEES is weak. The underlying indicators are negative, and a reversal of the existing trend seems neutral at this time. The stock has underperformed the market when compared with the S&P 500 over the past 50 trading days. The MACD-LT is conÂ“rming that the intermediate trend is bearish. Over the past 50 trading sessions, there has been more volume on the downside than volume on up days, indicating that HEES is under distribution, which is a bearish condition. The stock is trading below a falling 50-day moving average, which conÂ“rms the weak technical condition of HEES. The stock is trading below its 200-day moving average, which is also bearish.ÂŽ In case youÂre wondering, MACD stands for Âmoving average convergence/divergence.ÂŽ And LT stands for Larsen & Toubro, a free online platform for market analysis. This is a ÂsellÂŽ recommendation, so you probably should take your short-term loss on HEES and be done with it. Then use your proceeds, plus some extra cash, and buy Caterpillar (CAT-$146), which is down from its high of $173 in February. CAT (ÂThe Big Yellow MachineÂŽ) is the worldÂs largest manufacturer of earthmoving equipment, mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. So if God put a mountain or a lake in your way, call CAT. For 90 years, CATÂs equipment has been making sustainable world progress possible and driving positive changes on every continent. This solid rock and roll company, with 580 million shares outstanding, turned a proÂ“t of $3.44 a share in 2016 on $38 billion in revenues while enjoying a net proÂ“t margin of 5.2 percent. In 2017, management got closer to heaven, posting $6.88 in per-share earnings with $45 billion in revenues and a 70 percent increase in its net proÂ“t margin. This year, CATÂs management must have found the stairway to heaven Â„ because CATÂs management expects to report earnings of $10.75 a share on revenues of $52 billion, made possible by a net proÂ“t margin of 12.3 percent. Wow and a big double wow, those are mighty impressive numbers. A major analyst from a huge brokerage whom IÂve known since he kicked his cocaine habit says, ÂIn 2019, CAT could earn $11.30 on revenues of $54 billion!ÂŽ CAT, whose $3.44 dividend has been raised for 25 consecutive years, yields 2.3 percent and could be a $200 stock in a couple of years. Email Malcolm Berko at email@example.com.The movers of Earth, big yellow machines MalcolmBERKOCBy FOSTER KLUGASSOCIATED PRESSUNITED NATIONS Â„ Calling for more trust, North KoreaÂs foreign minister urged the United States on Saturday to keep moving past what he called seven decades of entrenched hostility if Washington wants to restart stalled negotiations meant to rid Pyongyang of its nuclear bombs. Boiling the rivalsÂ diplomatic standoff down to the NorthÂs deepening feeling of mistrust, Ri Yong Ho sought to lay out a vision of peace on the troubled Korean Peninsula Â„ provided the North gets what it wants from the United States. Ri, standing at a podium at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said North Korea is ready to implement the points that his leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to in June during a summit in Singapore. But his comments were infused with what came across as impatience at the slow pace of progress in a process the world hopes will cause Pyongyang to abandon an arsenal of nuclear-tipped missiles that aims to accurately target the entire U.S. mainland. In recent weeks, Kim Jong Un has said he would permanently dismantle North KoreaÂs main nuclear complex, but only if the United States takes unspeciÂ“ed corresponding measures. Kim has also promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad. The North, however, doesnÂt Âsee any corresponding responseÂŽ from Washington. On the contrary, Ri said, the United States is increasing pressure and sanctions. ÂThe perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant of us,ÂŽ Ri said, adding that the continued sanctions are Âdeepening our mistrustÂŽ and deadlocking the current diplomacy. ÂWithout any trust in the U.S., there will be no conÂ“dence in our national security,ÂŽ he said, Âand under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves Â“rst.ÂŽ There was no immediate response from Washington. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week he would return to Pyongyang to set up a sequel to the Singapore meeting between Kim and Trump. Despite the muscular tone, RiÂs high-proÂ“le speech was downright mild and balanced compared to the Â”orid vows of nuclear strikes and claims of U.S. perÂ“diousness that have been typical fare from the countryÂs propaganda services. This was decidedly so during an exchange of threats between Washington and Pyongyang that accompanied a run of increasingly powerful weapons tests last year that put the North on the brink of its claim to be a full-Â”edged nuclear power, and had some fearing war. The tenor of RiÂs comments was clearly meant to push a wary United States to agree to a declaration formally ending the Korean War, which ended with a ceaseÂ“re, not a peace treaty. Washington is wary of endorsing such a declaration, which could lead to a formal peace treaty. Pyongyang demands the removal of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in the South to deter North Korean military adventurism. The United States wants the North to Â“rst provide a full account of the components of its nuclear program. Although not legally binding, the North might also see an endof-war declaration as a way to create political momentum that would steer discussions toward diplomatic recognition, economic beneÂ“ts and security concessions. Once the Singapore agreements are implemented, the Âcurrent trend toward detente will turn into durable peace and the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will also be achieved,ÂŽ Ri said. ÂThe Korean Peninsula, the hottest spot in the globe, will become the cradle of peace and prosperity.ÂŽ After their summit in Singapore, Trump and Kim issued a vague statement about a nuclear-free peninsula without describing when and how it would occur. Post-summit nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang were rocky and quickly settled into a stalemate. There is widespread skepticism that Pyongyang is serious about renouncing an arsenal that it likely sees as the only way to guarantee its safety. Part of that skepticism is based on a bitter history of nuclear negotiations breaking down in mutual recrimination. But thereÂs also stronger evidence for this wariness: Recent satellite photos have indicated KimÂs weapons factories were still operating to produce Â“ssile materials to make nuclear weapons.N. Korea FM: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility By JOHN ANTCZAKASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES Â„ A 13-year-old boy diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark on the Southern California coast early Saturday but was quickly pulled from the water by others and Â”own to a trauma center, authorities said. The boy suffered traumatic upper torso injuries, but the attack was Ânonfatal,ÂŽ city Lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles told reporters at BeaconÂs Beach in Encinitas, about 27 miles north of downtown San Diego. The attack occurred just before 7 a.m., during the opening hour of CaliforniaÂs popular spiny lobster season. The boy was attacked in about 9 feet of water approximately 150 yards offshore. He was brought to shore by three bystanders, Giles said. Emergency responders arrived, and the boy was Â”own by helicopter to a trauma center. ÂHe was conscious, he was above water, and the bystanders were able to get him up on the beach ... and he was talking all the way to when he was being transported,ÂŽ the captain said. The three rescuers were identiÂ“ed only as an off-duty police ofÂ“cer from nearby Oceanside, an off-duty state lifeguard and a friend who were also diving for lobsters. Giles said the trio provided a Âtremendous amount of aid to that young man.ÂŽ Witnesses estimated the shark was about 11 feet long, but the type was not known, he said. Lifeguards immediately turned to clearing people out of the water. Giles noted there were multiple other divers in the area. The waters off about 4 miles of beach were ordered closed for 48 hours, and a nearby surÂ“ng competition was canceled before it got underway. Spokesman Carlos Delgado of Rady ChildrenÂs Hospital-San Diego said the boyÂs is in critical but stable condition late Saturday afternoon, more than nine hours after the attack. The boy underwent surgery but no other information, including his name, was released.Teen attacked by shark at California beach By THOMAS GRANINGASSOCIATED PRESSBROOKHAVEN, Miss. Â„ Two police ofÂ“cers were shot and killed following an early Saturday morning confrontation in Mississippi, authorities said. Warren Strain of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said at a news conference that the ofÂ“cers were called to a house in the city of Brookhaven at about 5 a.m. for a report of shots Â“red. Amid an exchange of gunÂ“re, both ofÂ“cers were Âmortally woundedÂŽ and then pronounced dead at a local hospital, Strain said. He identiÂ“ed the weapon used as a handgun but would not elaborate. Authorities identiÂ“ed the deceased ofÂ“cers as Patrolman James White, 35; and Cpl. Zach Moak, 31. Both were wearing bulletproof vests at the time and were equipped with body and dashboard cameras. White arrived on the scene Â“rst, and Moak arrived next. A suspect was wounded in the exchange and taken for treatment to a hospital in Jackson. Police identiÂ“ed him as Marquis Flowers, 25, of Brookhaven. Strain said charges have not been Â“led yet but that Flowers is Âin custody.ÂŽ Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins said the city is a Âsafe community ... but like any place, we have crime.ÂŽ He called White and Moak, both residents of Lincoln County, Âheroes.ÂŽ Strain said the investigation is in its initial stages. A number of people have been questioned in the case. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is working the case, in addition to other agencies. Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement via Twitter asking for prayers Âfor the family and loved ones of these fallen heroes.ÂŽ2 Mississippi officers die in shooting PHOTO BY THE DAILY LEADER VIA AP Law enforcement agents secure the scene of a shooting in Brookhaven, Miss., where two police ocers were killed Saturday morning. By RONGGONG LIN IILOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS)Moisture from Hurricane Rosa could cause Â”ash Â”ooding to Baja California, eastern California, Las Vegas and Arizona as it approaches the coast late Sunday. The remnants of Rosa could bring as much as a yearÂs worth of rain to desert areas such as CaliforniaÂs Imperial Valley and ArizonaÂs Yuma County Â„ both signiÂ“cant producers of vegetables for the nation. ÂThe big concern is the moisture and how much rainfall weÂre going to get,ÂŽ said Andrew Deemer, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Phoenix. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall in Mexico and the American Southwest. Swells generated by the hurricane were also expected to produce life-threatening surf and rip currents off Southern California. In southeastern California and Arizona, isolated thunderstorms are possible Sunday, leading to heavier rainfall Monday into Tuesday. ItÂs possible that 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall in one to two days. The National Weather Service issued a Â”ash Â”ood watch for southeastern California, Nevada and northwest Arizona starting Monday afternoon through Tuesday night. The National Hurricane Center said Baja California could get 3 to 6 inches. The center of Rosa was expected to approach Baja California Monday, but is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by that point.Hurricane Rosa threatens flash floods in Las Vegas, Arizona and California NATIONAL NEWS
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 inlet. Indonesian TV showed dramatic smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu, with people screaming and running in fear. The water smashed into buildings and the mosque. Nina, a 23-year-old woman who goes by one name, was working at a laundry service shop not far from the beach when the quake hit. She said the quake destroyed her workplace, but she managed to escape and quickly went home to get her mother and younger brother. ÂWe tried to Â“nd shelter, but then I heard people shouting, ÂWater! Water!ÂÂŽ she recalled, crying. ÂThe three of us ran, but got separated. Now I donÂt know where my mother and brother are. I donÂt know how to get information. I donÂt know what to do.ÂŽ The earthquake left mangled buildings with collapsed awnings and rebar sticking out of concrete like antennae. Roads were buckled and cracked. The tsunami created even more destruction. It was reported as being 3 meters (10 feet) high in some areas and double that height elsewhere. ÂWe got a report over the phone saying that there was a guy who climbed a tree up to 6 meters high,ÂŽ said Nugroho, the disaster agency spokesman. Communications with the area were difÂ“cult because power and telecommunications were cut, hampering search and rescue efforts. Most people slept outdoors, fearing strong aftershocks. ÂWe hope there will be international satellites crossing over Indonesia that can capture images and provide them to us so we can use the images to prepare humanitarian aid,ÂŽ Nugroho said. Indonesia is a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands thatÂs home to 260 million people. Roads and infrastructure are poor in many areas, making access difÂ“cult in the best of conditions. The disaster agency has said that essential aircraft can land at PaluÂs airport, though AirNav, which oversees aircraft navigation, said the runway was cracked and the control tower damaged. AirNav said one of its air trafÂ“c controllers, aged 21, died in the quake after staying in the tower to ensure a Â”ight heÂd just cleared for departure got airborne safely. It did. More than half of the 560 inmates in a Palu prison Â”ed after its walls collapsed during the quake, said its warden, Adhi Yan Ricoh. ÂIt was very hard for the security guards to stop the inmates from running away as they were so panicked and had to save themselves too,ÂŽ he told state news agency Antara. Ricoh said there was no immediate plan to search for the inmates because the prison staff and police were consumed with the search and rescue effort. ÂDonÂt even think to Â“nd the inmates. We donÂt even have time yet to report this incident to our superiors,ÂŽ he said. Indonesian President Joko ÂJokowiÂŽ Widodo said Friday night that he instructed the security minister to coordinate the governmentÂs response to the disaster. Jokowi also told reporters in his hometown of Solo that he called on the countryÂs military chief to help with search and rescue efforts. United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said U.N. ofÂ“cials were in contact with Indonesian authorities and Âstand ready to provide support as required.ÂŽ Sulawesi has a history of religious tensions between Muslims and Christians, with violent riots erupting in the town of Poso, not far from Palu, two decades ago. Indonesia is the worldÂs most populous Muslim country.ALMANACToday is Sunday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2018. There are 92 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Sept. 30, 1962, James Meredith, a black student, was escorted by federal marshals to the campus of the University of Mississippi, where he enrolled for classes the next day; MeredithÂs presence sparked rioting that claimed two lives.On this dateIn 1777 the Continental Congress Â„ forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces Â„ moved to York, Pennsylvania. In 1791 MozartÂs opera ÂThe Magic FluteÂŽ premiered in Vienna, Austria. In 1846 Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcerated tooth from merchant Eben Frost. In 1938 after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of CzechoslovakiaÂs Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, ÂI believe it is peace for our time.ÂŽ In 1947 the World Series was broadcast on television for the first time; the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-3 in Game 1 (the Yankees went on to win the Series four games to three). In 1949 the Berlin Airlift came to an end. In 1955 actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, California. In 1972 Roberto Clemente hit a double against Jon Matlack of the New York Mets during PittsburghÂs 5-0 victory at Three Rivers Stadium; the hit was the 3,000th and last for the Pirates star. In 1986 the U-S released accused Soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov, one day after the Soviets released Nicholas Daniloff. In 1988 Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev retired President Andrei A. Gromyko from the Politburo and fired other old-guard leaders in a Kremlin shake-up. In 2001 under threat of U.S. military strikes, AfghanistanÂs hard-line Taliban rulers said explicitly for the first time that Osama bin Laden was still in the country and that they knew where his hideout was located. In 2003 the FBI began a fullscale criminal investigation into whether White House officials had illegally leaked the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame.TodayÂs birthdays Actress Angie Dickinson is 87. Singer Cissy Houston is 85. Singer Johnny Mathis is 83. Actor Len Cariou is 79. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 75. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is 73. Pop singer Sylvia Peterson (The Chiffons) is 72. Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall is 68. Actress Victoria Tennant is 68. Actor John Finn is 66. Rock musician John Lombardo is 66. Singer Deborah Allen is 65. Actor Calvin Levels is 64. Actor Barry Williams is 64. Singer Patrice Rushen is 64. Actress Fran Drescher is 61. Country singer Marty Stuart is 60. Actress Debrah Farentino is 59. Rock musician Bill Rieflin (R.E.M.) is 58. Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is 58. Actress Crystal Bernard is 57. Actor Eric Stoltz is 57. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 56. Country singer Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery-Gentry) is 55. Rock singer Trey Anastasio is 54. Actress Monica Bellucci is 54. Rock musician Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) is 54. Actress Lisa Thornhill is 52. Actress Andrea Roth is 51. Actress Amy Landecker is 49. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell is 49. Actor Tony Hale is 48. Actress Jenna Elfman is 47. Actor Ashley Hamilton is 44. Actress Marion Cotillard is 43. Actor Christopher Jackson is 43. Actor Stark Sands is 40. Actor Mike Damus is 39. Actress Toni Trucks is 38. Tennis player Martina Hingis is 38. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu is 37. Actress Lacey Chabert is 36. Actor Kieran Culkin is 36. Singer-rapper T-Pain is 34.Bible verseÂHowbeit thou art just in all that is brought upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly.ÂŽ Â„ Nehemiah 9:33. You can always count on the Lord doing what is right. Our concern need to be if we have a heart to do right. AP PHOTOResidents carry a body bag containing the body of a tsunami victim in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday. A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 10-foot-tall tsunami that an ocial said swept away houses in at least two cities. speak. He was viewed as a possible ÂnoÂŽ vote on the panel and in the closelydivided Senate Â„ until his morning announcement Friday. That made the two women staking out his ofÂ“ce angry, and they confronted him when he tried to leave for FridayÂs hearing. ÂI was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me. I didnÂt tell anyone, and youÂre telling all women that they donÂt matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them you are going to ignore them,ÂŽ Gallagher said. ÂThatÂs what happened to me, and thatÂs what you are telling all women in America, that they donÂt matter,ÂŽ she said through tears. She begged Flake to look her in the eye. ÂDonÂt look away from me,ÂŽ she said. Flake, cornered in the elevator, shifted between looking at them and looking down. He said, ÂThank you,ÂŽ but didnÂt response to questions on whether he believed FordÂs testimony. Later in the day, Flake voted to advance KavanaughÂs nomination from the committee to the full Senate, but only after announcing his condition. He said he had been speaking with Democrats to make sure Âwe do due diligence here.ÂŽ Flake was later asked whether the elevator confrontation swayed him. ÂI can say this whole process has affected all of us,ÂŽ he said. ÂI canÂt pinpoint anything to say this is what caused me to come today to say letÂs postpone.ÂŽ He said it was ÂremarkableÂŽ the number of people who saw Ford and Âwere emboldened to come out and say what had happened to them. IÂve heard from close friends and I had no idea. ThatÂs important.ÂŽ President Donald Trump later agreed to order the FBI to open a supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh that would be completed in a week. The women do not identify themselves in the video, but ArchilaÂs group sent a press release following the confrontation conÂ“rming it was Archila speaking on camera. Gallagher conÂ“rmed via phone to The Associated Press that it was her, and she consented to the use of her name. The AP does not usually name people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they come forward publicly about the allegations, as these women have done. Speaking to the AP by phone after the confrontation, Gallagher said she didnÂt intend to tell Flake about her assault Â„ she had never told anyone before. ÂBut I saw him, and I got really angry,ÂŽ she said. She was in town as a volunteer with the liberal activist group Make the Road New York. Archila told the AP she was sexually assaulted when she was 5 years old by a teenager when she and her family lived in Colombia. She said she didnÂt tell anyone before this week. ÂI had planned to just talk to him nicely, but once when I saw that he was voting for Kavanaugh my niceties went out the window,ÂŽ she said. ÂWhat are you doing to our country? You are sending the wrong message youÂre saying that all of us who put our pain to the world to confront donÂt matter.ÂŽ After hearing about FlakeÂs request, she said the sequence of events suggested their conversation helped move him. ÂWhat it tells me is that telling our stories and showing up can actually change their minds,ÂŽ she said.FLAKEFROM PAGE 1TSUNAMIFROM PAGE 1 By MICHAEL BALSAMOASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, whoÂs accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student, as part of the bureauÂs investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, her attorney said Saturday. RamirezÂs lawyer, John Clune, said agents want to interview her and she has agreed to cooperate. Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in the early 1980s when they were Yale students. President Donald Trump ordered the FBI on Friday to reopen KavanaughÂs background investigation after several women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. Senate leaders agreed to delay a Â“nal vote on KavanaughÂs nomination to allow for a one-week FBI investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee has said the probe should be limited to Âcurrent credible allegationsÂŽ against Kavanaugh and be Â“nished by next Friday. Leaving the hearing Friday, Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said it was his understanding there would be an FBI investigation of Âthe outstanding allegations, the three of them,ÂŽ but Republicans have not said whether that was their understanding as well. While the precise scope of the investigation remained unclear, Trump told reporters Saturday that Âthe FBI, as you know, is all over talking to everybodyÂŽ and said Âthis could be a blessing in disguise.ÂŽ ÂThey have free rein. TheyÂre going to do whatever they have to do, whatever it is they do. TheyÂll be doing things that we have never even thought of,ÂŽ he said. ÂAnd hopefully at the conclusion everything will be Â“ne.ÂŽ The FBI conducts background checks for federal nominees, but the agency does not make judgments on the credibility or signiÂ“cance of allegations. The investigators will compile information about KavanaughÂs past and provide their Â“ndings to the White House and include the information in KavanaughÂs background Â“le, which is available to senators. Kavanaugh and another of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, testiÂ“ed publicly before the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. KavanaughÂs high school friend Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, said that he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will ÂconÂ“dentially investigateÂŽ sexual misconduct allegations against him and Kavanaugh. Judge has also denied FordÂs allegations. Lawyers for P.J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, two others who Ford said were in the house when she was attacked, have said their clients are willing to cooperate ÂfullyÂŽ with the FBIÂs investigation. A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. Kavanaugh has called her accusations a ÂjokeÂŽ and Judge has said he ÂcategoricallyÂŽ denies the allegations. SwetnickÂs attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Saturday afternoon that his client had not been contacted by the FBI but is willing to fully cooperate with investigators. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee from Rhode Island, said he expects the FBI would provide adequate stafÂ“ng for the investigation, with teams working in parallel to investigate separate allegations. Agents should get support from the Judiciary Committee for rapid immunity and subpoena decisions, he said. Last week, Trump tweeted that Âif the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately Â“ledÂŽ with local police. On Thursday night, he attacked Democrats, saying they have a Âsearch and destroy strategyÂŽ and said Âthis process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct and resist.ÂŽ After Ford appeared before the Judiciary Committee, Trump said her testimony was Âvery compellingÂŽ and that she appeared to be Âcertainly a very credible witness.ÂŽ In the last week, Trump has spoken repeatedly with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has scolded Trump about comments that appeared to cast doubt on FordÂs claim, according to two Republicans familiar with the discussions but not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations. McConnell urged Trump to support Kavanaugh but to avoid attacking his accusers, warning that he was in charge of counting votes and those kinds of disparaging remarks could cause him to lose Republican senators whose votes could be key to conÂ“rming Kavanaugh, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, they said.The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, who accused Kavanaugh of misconduct as a Yale student POOL IMAGE VIA APSupreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testiÂ“es during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5THE ART OF PUZZLE-MAKINGBY ANDREW ZHOU / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Accents to tuxedos6 Leader in a robe10 Stinger14 Wind-borne seed19 ÂSesame StreetÂŽ figure20 ÂLong live Âƒ!ÂŽ21 Western ski resort22 N.F.L.Âs Kaepernick23 Where 68-Across is permanently housed25 How 122-Across is usually described27 Hoses connect to them28 Curiosity or Opportunity29 Imperial ____ (bar orders)30 Pill alternative, for short31 Vegas inits.34 Rug rat35 Blood parts36 It may be a shocker37 Hawaiian for ÂappetizerÂŽ38 Sum to39 Sport-____ (offroaders)41 Recipe amt.42 Ones making the grade, for short?43 Triangular snacks46 D.J. ____ tha Kyd48 Time for pampering oneself51 Lightly bite52 Dogie catcher56 Invisible lures58 Thither59 Writer with an interest in cryptography61 Idiot, in slang62 Not cooped up64 Sigh of relief66 Experimental writing?68 1929 work that is the theme of this puzzle, with ÂTheÂŽ71 Short73 ÂOurÂŽ side in a sci-fi battle74 Mild cheeses77 AAA line: Abbr.78 California wine city79 Nickname for the Philadelphia Eagles stadium, with ÂtheÂŽ81 Falsity82 Lake thatÂs the source of the Mississippi85 With 96and 105-Across, how 122-Across explained the subject of this puzzle89 Tops92 Bests in a Fourth of July hot dog contest, say94 Irony or hyperbole95 MI6 R&D division in 007 novels96 See 85-Across99 Certain laundry appliance101 Three ____ of the Wheel of Dharma (Buddhist concept)104 Lead-in to cab105 See 85-Across109 Spanish greeting111 Quantity of eggs115 ____-green116 Prosy120 Place for works that are in the works Âƒ or what the message formed by the connected letters is?121 Houston-based petroleum giant, informally122 Creator of 68-Across123 Established figures?124 Drying-out woe, for short125 ÂWhew!ÂŽ elicitor DOWN1 Modern pic2 Moving company?3 Open4 Set in a cockpit5 Mailed6 Tie, as a score7 Caramel morsel from Hershey8 Composer of the ÂConcordÂŽ Sonata9 Dorm V.I.P.s10 ÂTime ____ ÂƒÂŽ11 Grad12 Cloud type13 PirateÂs pet14 Lasting reminder15 Some pullovers16 Michigan college or its town17 Choir stands18 Snare24 Julius CaesarÂs first name26 ____ Park, Colo.31 Kind of sauce32 Camera-crane operator33 Something that shouldnÂt be mixed37 How to get the permit, say40 Shot deliverer42 Circus employees44 Palindromic musician45 Palindromic tribe47 Showed, informally48 Bub49 Big stretch50 Milk-Bone, e.g.53 Cultural gathering54 Boot part55 Scores after deuces, informally57 Tijuana title: Abbr.58 Violinist Menuhin60 Draw out61 Org. with a June draft63 Call back?65 ____ Rand Institute67 ÂI agree fully!ÂŽ69 Broadcast antennas, e.g.70 Bit of QueenÂs ÂBohemian RhapsodyÂŽ71 Witches in ÂMacbeth,ÂŽ e.g.72 Words upon a shocked realization75 Form 1099-____76 Actor Green78 ÂSee ya!ÂŽ80 Plane area83 Beach-house owner84 ID86 Graduating grp.87 Cawfee88 Channel that aired ÂMoeshaÂŽ90 Half-Betazoid ÂStar TrekÂŽ character91 German city with a Pennsylvania namesake93 Dangerous job95 Play period: Abbr.97 French queens98 Fall99 Figure in the ÂArabian NightsÂŽ100 Virtuosic102 2018 biopic with a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes103 Narrow cuts104 Boston ____106 Device outmoded by smartphones107 Unusual feature of 68-Across108 Second side to vote110 Nails112 Suffix with Motor113 Unsightly spot114 Chemical ending117 Scottish denial118 Tour grp.119 Winner of a record eight N.H.L. Norris Trophies Online subscriptions: TodayÂs puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). After completing this puzzle, draw a line connecting the circles, starting andending at the first circle of 62-Across, to spell a five-word message. Theconnected circles will reveal a picture related to the puzzleÂs theme. (Note: Rounded edges look best.) To complete the effect, draw a line between the circle at 36-Across and the circle at the third square of 37-Across.NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY CROSSWORDFOR ANSWERS TURN TO PAGE 3No. 0923 Name That CompanyI trace my roots back to 1886, when a traveling book salesman recruited women to sell perfumes. Today I offer scores of products, with names such as Skin-So-Soft and Advance Techniques, and my sales force of independent representatives numbers around 6 million. I can boast of 90 percent brand recognition in most major markets worldwide. In 2016, I spun off my business in the U.S. and Canada into a new, privately held entity that added the word ÂNewÂŽ to my long-standing name. I sell housewares and jewelry, but beauty products are my bread and butter. Who am I?Think you know the answer? WeÂll announce it in next weekÂs edition. altering a will, and they can help you postpone or avoid some taxes. Assets that pass through trusts generally donÂt go through probate, so they can help you avoid unnecessary delay and expense, and can keep your arrangements more private. There are downsides to trusts, though. For starters, theyÂre often more complicated to create than a will. (A poorly drafted trust can be nearly impossible to execute.) Many professionals charge much more to draft a trust than a will, though it can still be worth the money. There are revocable and irrevocable trusts, and living and testamentary trusts (the last are linked with wills). Clearly, one can get confused quickly in the world of trusts. ItÂs also not always easy to determine when establishing a trust is your best move. Read up on the topic before deciding, and consider consulting a professional or two. You can learn more in ÂThe Wall Street Journal Complete EstatePlanning GuidebookÂŽ by Rachel Emma Silverman (Crown Business, $16) and ÂAmerican Bar Association Guide to Wills and EstatesÂŽ (Random House Reference, $18).The Motley Fool TakeTake This Stock for a SpinFew great dividend-paying stocks look more attractive than appliance titan Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR). The company is going through some tough times at the moment. In particular, the trade war building between the United States and other markets, such as China, has pushed up the companyÂs steel and aluminum costs, which in turn have caused it to raise its prices in the United States. This is WhirlpoolÂs most lucrative market, and higher costs and weaker sales from consumer sticker shock have hurt its sales and profitability. But Whirlpool has been down this road many times before. After all, it is a cyclical company. Its management understands how to keep costs in check and shift its focus to higher-growth regions. In recent years, the company has been buying its way into Asia, which offers a double-digit annual growth opportunity. While sticker shock in the U.S. is a genuine concern, it tends to last for only a few quarters. Historically, the U.S. economy has expanded in 86 percent of the months since the end of World War II, and that bodes well for a brandname appliance maker. Fundamentally, dipping your toes in the water appears to make a lot of sense. With a forward-looking priceto-earnings (P/E) ratio recently of just 7.6, Whirlpool is as cheap as itÂs been in a decade. It also offers a dividend recently yielding 3.7 percent. Ask the Fool My Dumbest InvestmentAvoid MarginThe dumbest investment that IÂve been avoiding has been investing on margin. 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Â„ T.B., online The Fool Responds: YouÂre smart to steer clear of using margin. As you noted, borrowing money with which to buy more stock can amplify your gains, but it will also amplify any losses Â„ while you pay interest charges. You donÂt need to use margin to make good money in stock investing. Military BreaksQDo military people get any tax breaks? Â„ D.L., Keene, New HampshireAThey do. For starters, some can exclude combat pay and other allowances and payments from taxable income, while combat pay can count as earned income for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Some reservistsÂ travel expenses are deductible, as are some moving expenses for activeduty personnel moving to a new permanent station. Families of fallen soldiers can take advantage of tax-favored accounts, and there is tax forgiveness for those who die in action, while in active service in a combat zone, or from an injury received in a combat zone. Those serving in a combat zone and certain others can also have their tax deadlines automatically extended by 180 days. IRS Publication 3, ÂArmed ForcesÂ Tax Guide,ÂŽ will tell you much more.The SoldiersÂ and SailorsÂ Civil Relief Act offers some protections against eviction, the delay of civil court actions, a cap on mortgage rates, and reduced interest rates on credit card debt. Learn more at defense.gov irs.gov and Fool.com/taxes .***QAre initial public offerings (IPOs) good investments? Â„ N.O., Dalton, GeorgiaAThey can be, but itÂs generally best to steer clear of newly minted shares of stock until theyÂve had a chance to settle down.IPOs can be volatile and frequently donÂt fare too well in their first year. And itÂs mainly well-connected investors who get shares at their low initial prices; the rest of us end up buying later, often after prices have risen considerably.Facebook, for example, debuted on the market in 2012. Shares were initially priced at $38 apiece, but after about a month they were near $30 and a year later near $26. (Of course, they were recently near $167.)Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.FoolÂs SchoolA Matter of TrustsIf you hold meaningful assets, itÂs important to have some kind of estate plan in place, formalizing your final wishes Â„ even if youÂre still relatively young. Trusts can help with that. While trusts are commonly used by the wealthy, they can serve the middle class well, too. A trust involves assets being held by one or more trustees for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries, and it can be specific about when the assets go to the beneficiaries. (For example, it might be upon your death, or when an heir turns, say, 35.) Trusts can be used for many purposes, such as dividing ownership of property. They can be preferable to wills sometimes, too. 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS BACK TO SCHOOL by Myles Mellor 1. I NIRG MQVQ IKECA: ÂH GISC RGVCC OFRRBCK HY FYC GIYA IYA RJF OFRRBCK HY IYFRGCV, JGIR AF H GISC? I KRQACYR VCTBHCA: ÂI AVHYEHYM TVFOBCN!ÂŽ 2. R ALIYJUY USRYY ERSCOK RPK AZPKOFOK ZP QLOELOF IZN URP TRCO R QREOF WOK TZFO WZNPUI WI NYJPB YAFJPB QREOF. 3. K BCU RKG KGBYU FN K DYKOZYM RZCOZ FXXB ZYWQYU ZCA DZY AXGD. ZY MYQWCYU, ÂAN UKUÂG OZYOBFXXB!ÂŽ 4. P FPNV NMPTVMW TPXXMO NVM UNSOMRN PKMWPAM. GN QPU PR SAXI NVGRA NC UPI. NVPN QPU KMWI FMPR! 1. A math guru asked: ÂI have three bottles in one hand and two bottles in another, what do I have? A student replied: Âa drinking problem!ÂŽ 2. A physics class talked and pondered on whether you can make a water bed more bouncy by using spring water. 3. A kid was asked by a teacher which book helped him the most. He replied, Âmy dadÂs checkbook!ÂŽ 4. A math teacher called the student average. It was an ugly thing to say. That was very mean! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). YouÂll clear up a nancial problem and feel instantly at peace in other areas of life, as well. Also, whatever sort of adjustment you make today will be easy to stick with. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your ÂsomedayÂŽ has been known to arrive right on time Â„ or ahead of schedule even. Start thinking of what you want, because itÂs coming to you sooner than you think. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). YouÂre in the mood to explore and experiment. YouÂd like to do anything but work. But if you simply must work, at least youÂll carry the spirit of play within you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you focus on the best in your relationships, things just keep getting better. YouÂll shower the people you love with love and, not surprisingly, get lots right back. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). YouÂll do a bit of time travel today, through pictures and through planning for the future, but donÂt dwell there. Memories and dreams certainly color life, but they are not life. Life is only now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This exciting day ows just the way you like it, with some order and some chaos and then back to order again. You can feel great about your ability to keep sorting things out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your creative mind is so strong today. YouÂre inventive. You could come up with a brilliant x for something that isnÂt technically broken. Your dierent take on this will be a game changer. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). ThereÂs a role reversal on the table. This is onl y tem p orar y so donÂt worr y too much about it. The opportunity here is in getting the chance to experience things in a way that is pretty close to the way a loved one does. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The change youÂre trying to make will stick once your environment completely supports it. Be thorough. Get rid of everything that ies in the face of your goal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some linguistic prescriptivists want Âit is what it isÂŽ out of the common parlance, claiming that itÂs a lazy description of reality. That may be so, yet it does aptly express your total acceptance of a complicated situation today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You were born with unique talents, but today is about developing that which can be cultivated only through learning. The discipline required will help you later make the most of those things that come easily to you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is dicult to know what to do around instability, and certainly you canÂt build on it. Look for people and situations that are predictable, that exist within certain rules and follow an order that makes sense. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Sept. 30). You go into this solar return feeling as if you need a little more space, and youÂll get it straight away, both guratively and actually. Property and territory will be redistributed. More highlights include the exchanging of vows, a new social circle that opens out of a civic group, and a very fortunate journey in threes. Scorpio and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 4, 40, 33 and 18.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 17 years. The drawback is heÂs a workaholic. We have not spent even one day together doing something fun in more than 10 years. We both work full-time and live on a small farm. My husband is a carpenter. He collects tractors and works hay elds all summer long. Because he comes in late each evening, I often eat dinner alone. On weekends, heÂs working on his tractors or cutting and baling hay. I do see him a bit more during the winter months, but he thinks itÂs a waste of time and money to go somewhere nice for dinner or take a weekend getaway. When I do travel, it is with my siblings because my husband prefers to stay home and work. I love him, but IÂm beginning to feel like I am not his top priority. I am lonely for his companionship. I just donÂt know how to handle this. HeÂs pretty set in his ways. Help. Â„ WITHERING IN WISCONSIN DEAR WITHERING: A husband who is unwilling to devote time to his wife doesnÂt sound ÂwonderfulÂŽ to me. Perhaps you should consider having a snack after you return from work, so you can have dinner with him when he comes in. You appear to have a communication problem. Tell him what you want, and donÂt be shy about it. Say you love him but need more of him than he has given you for a long time. He needs to know his wife feels sheÂs playing second ddle to his tractor collection. If he is unwilling to listen, then you will have to evaluate whether you want to spend the rest of your life Âwithering.ÂŽ DEAR ABBY: I am married to a successful mental health professional, and I applaud how you recommend therapy or counseling when it is called for. I have noticed that some of your readers have written, ÂI tried it already, but it didnÂt work.ÂŽ To these people, my husband always says: ÂTherapists are like shoes. Sometimes you need to try on a few before you nd a good t. And, like shoes, you can grow out of them and need new ones. Sometimes you need a more appropriate pair that matches a dierent lifestyle. (You wouldnÂt go running in high heels, or wear ip-ops to business meetings.) ÂAsk to TALK to potential therapists before hiring one. Ask questions. Get a feel for their personality and style. Ask how they might treat different issues and what types of therapy they practice, and inquire about sliding-scale fees if money is an issue. If a therapistÂs style doesnÂt match your needs, ask for a referral to someone else who might be a better t.ÂŽ Abby, please encourage your readers not to give up. There is help out there for everyone. Â„ MATT IN MARYLAND DEAR MATT: I like your spouseÂs analogy and suggestions for nding a psychotherapist whoÂs a good t. Thank you for taking the time to write and share the wisdom.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. To order ÂHow to Write Letters for All Occasions,ÂŽ send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Â„ Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.Dirty backpacksDear Heloise: My childrenÂs backpacks get so dirty during the school year that they seem to be portable garbage bags. How can I help my kids to keep them clean? Â„ Rebecca from Kansas Dear Rebecca: HereÂs what they can do: As soon as they get home from school, ask them to take out gum wrappers, bits of food, used tissues or any other trash. Then, on the weekend they should clear everything out of the backpacks. For a thorough cleaning, turn the backpack upside down and remove all of the debris. It can be scrubbed with a dry brush. Wipe the entire backpack with a sponge thatÂs been dampened with a mild liquid dish detergent. Use a lightly wet sponge to wipe o everything, then let it air-dry. Be aware that you should not soak the entire backpack in water because it could harm the protective surface coating. Â„ HeloiseRemoving window decalsDear Heloise: We have to add several new decals on our cars, so I have to remove the old ones. WhatÂs the best way to do that? Â„ Sheila from Maryland Dear Sheila: You can apply several coats of a petroleum-based spray or household vinegar to the old decals. Let it stay on the decals for several minutes to loosen them. Then use a window scraper to take it all o. Â„ HeloiseLamplight seems dim?Dear Readers: If the light coming from your lamps doesnÂt seem as bright as it should be, check the lampshade! If it has accumulated a lot of dust, that can be the cause. For a at shade, use a brush or lint roller or blow it o with a hair dryer set on high. For a pleated shade, whisk it o with a clean paintbrush or vacuum it o with the dusting-brush attachment. Dust shades often to prevent this kind of buildup. Â„ HeloiseGum melted in dryerDear Heloise: Somehow chewing gum ended up all over the inside of my dryer. What a mess! How can I clean it up? Â„ Kara from California Dear Kara: This is such a common laundry disaster! It can be an awful, timeconsuming task to remove all the sticky stu from inside the dryer. Take these steps to make it easier: 1. Put several old towels into the dryer and let it run on warm for a couple of minutes. This will make the gum soften. 2. Then mix 1 tablespoon of powdered laundry detergent with water, just enough to make a paste. Apply it with a cloth and scrub over the gum inside the entire dryer and wipe out. 3. Before you place clothes into the dryer again, run it one more time with several damp rags to be sure all of the gum is gone. 4. Before putting clothes in the washer or dryer, check all the pockets! Â„ HeloiseSmelly spongesDear Readers: Our kitchen sponges get so much use that they get stinky. That stink can come from food particles, mildew or bacteria that gets trapped in the sponge. To eliminate the smell, do this: Â„ Soak the sponge in a bowl of vinegar for 5-10 minutes. Â„ Rinse the sponge in cool, soapy water and wring it out completely. Let it air-dry. Â„ If your sponges still smell bad or are just too ratty, toss them out. Buy sponges when they are on sale. Â„ HeloiseHusband with nose to grindstone canÂt see his wifeÂs unhappinessDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 planted dozens of colorful Â”owers around the garden. Some people later took videos of their walks around the garden. A pair left red roses next to photos of some of the victims, while a man brought his guitar and played soothing notes. Many survivors of the shooting are in Las Vegas this weekend for a large private reunion and other planned events ahead of the one-year anniversary Monday. Throughout the year, some friends and relatives have decorated the tree of their loved one. A laminated photo of Arizona Diamondbacks players honoring Christiana Duarte is tied to one tree, while another one has decorated river stones for Hannah Ahlers. Cervantes previously left a T-shirt and Â”owers. A museum is storing the original wall and mementos left at the garden that can be damaged by weather, while volunteers at another museum have catalogued more than 15,000 items left at makeshift memorials last October. A small sample of those thousands of items Â„ including cowboy boots, hats, stuffed animals and candles Â„ recently went on display. A committee chaired by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will work to design, fund and build a permanent memorial. If history holds, it will be years before it is completed. Almost a decade went by before a memorial for the victims of the Columbine High School massacre was Â“nished, while a committee just last month agreed on a design for the memorial for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. The practice of honoring the dead with makeshift memorials and roadside shrines is not new, but storing the items left behind is. Ashley Maynor, who has researched community responses to tragedies, said both are ways of processing grief. ÂAfter a tragedy of this magnitude that reveals something so disturbing about human character, people want to do something to reafÂ“rm their humanity, to reafÂ“rm goodness in the world and to feel like they have some agency in the face of something incomprehensible,ÂŽ said Maynor, a digital scholarship librarian at New York University. The need to do something is what drove Jay Pleggenkuhle and his business partner to sketch the garden on a napkin and ask the city for the space for a pop-up park. Businesses and individuals immediately stepped up to help, and a year later, they continue to do so. Cervantes Â„ whose son was her right hand and loved Halloween and burritos Â„ will return to the garden Oct. 1, when the name of every victim will be read during a ceremony. ÂA lot of the family members have come back and spent time at the garden,ÂŽ Pleggenkuhle said. ÂOne victim in particular Â„ her parents live in Redding, California, and every time they come to Las Vegas, they come to the garden. Instead of being angry and bitter with Las Vegas and for what happened to their daughter here, they are looking at how this community came together to create something beautiful to honor her life.ÂŽ AP PHOTOSIn this Friday photo, a worker installs signs with victimsÂ names at a memorial garden of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas. In this Sept. 19, photo, volunteers at the Clark County Museum in Henderson, Nev., catalogue and photograph items left behind from makeshift memorials for victims.MOURNFROM PAGE 1 By LISA MARIE PANEASSOCIATED PRESSThe gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them Â“tted with Âbump stocksÂŽ that allowed them to mimic fully automatic Â“re. The devices were little-known before they were used in the Oct. 1 rampage, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. And in the immediate aftermath, there were calls from a wide spectrum of lawmakers and advocates on Â“rearms issues to have them banned. HereÂs what has happened with the devices since the attack that left 58 dead:LEGISLATIVE ACTIONIn the shootingÂs immediate aftermath, there appeared to be a growing desire to ban the sale and possession of bump stocks, which federal authorities previously deemed legal and not subject to the same tighter restrictions reserved for fully automatic Â“rearms. Most notably, President Donald Trump vowed to ban the devices, which attach to the stock end of an AR-style Â“rearm, greatly increasing the rate of Â“re so it mimics a fully automatic long gun. Trump in March tweeted: ÂObama Administration legalized bump stocks. BAD IDEA. As I promised, today the Department of Justice will issue the rule banning BUMP STOCKS with a mandated comment period.ÂŽ The government determined in 2010 that bump stocks couldnÂt be regulated unless Congress changed the law. But as with many restrictions on Â“rearms in recent years, more action has taken place at the state level than by the federal government. Ten states and three cities have enacted bans on the devices. California made bump stock-style devices illegal there decades ago.WHAT HAS HAPPENED AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL?Trump expressed support for banning the devices and directed the Justice Department to rewrite the federal regulations. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this spring sought public comment on a proposal to reclassify bump stocks, but no action has been taken. The proposed rules drew more than 35,000 comments.THE COMPANYSlide Fire Solutions, AmericaÂs largest bump stock manufacturer, closed its website in June and stopped taking orders. However, its remaining stock of the devices is now being sold by another company, RW Arms, based in Fort Worth, Texas. The devices were originally intended to help people with disabilities and were little-known until the Las Vegas shooting. Gun owners and enthusiasts frequently call bump stocks a novelty item. Gun dealers said very few of the devices were sold before the Las Vegas shooting, but demand soared afterward amid concern they might be banned.WhatÂs happened with bump stocks since the Las Vegas attack? 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REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, September 30, 2018 SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 3842 Enchanted Oaks Lane in Sebring. It is priced for $559,400 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of The Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. This home is situated on a nearly 1.5 acre wooded lot in the Enchanted Oaks section of Country Club of Sebring Â„ a quiet area of attractive custom-built homes. Set back from the road and surrounded by lush landscaping and trees, the beautiful curb appeal of this home with its pavered circular drive and walkways lead up to the grand entry of this open Â”oor plan home. Enter this executive, three-bedroom, plus ofÂ“ce, three-bath home through a custom beveled glass entry door with sidelights and arch above. You will be greeted by the spacious Â”oor plan Custom home in Country Club of Sebring COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3842 Enchanted Oaks Lane in Sebring. It is priced for $559,400 and is listed with Helen Ferry and Kim Reed of T he Reed-Ferry Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. DIRECTIONS3842 Enchanted Oaks Lane, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. turn left onto County Road 635. Turn right into the Country Club onto Haw Branch Road. Turn right onto Strafford Oaks Drive. Turn right onto Enchanted Oaks Lane. The home is on the right.FERRY | 2CSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 3509 Little Lake Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $229,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Williams Realty. Located on the shores of Little Lake, with deep water canal access to Lake Istokpoga, this waterfront tri-level home boasts over 2,100 square feet of living space. It has gorgeous lakefront views from nearly every room. You will enjoy a huge screen room overlooking the lake, plus there is a large enclosed porch on the upper level overlooking the lake.The lower level consists of the three-car side-entry attached garage, which is under air, a living/family room and a full bath. This space could easily serve as third bedroom if needed. Take notice of all the dry storage off the garage Â„ it is cement storage Â„ dry and lighted and runs under the entire middle level of the home.Sebring home a fishermanÂs delight COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3509 Little Lake Drive in Sebring. It is priced for $229,900 and is listed with The Elliott Team at Keller Will iams Realty. DIRECTIONS3509 Little Lake Drive, Sebring From U.S. 27 in south Sebring, turn onto U.S. 98 heading toward Lorida. Turn right onto Ashton Drive. Turn right onto Little Lake Drive. The home is on the left.ELLIOTT | 2C SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThis home is at 602 Chelsee Way in Lake Placid. It is priced for $69,900 and is listed with Sue Clark with Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Inc. This lovely and cute one-bedroom, one-bath, second Â”oor condo unit has a beautiful view of Lake Grassy. The condo is in immaculate condition and is ready for you or your visitors. It is important to know that pets and motorcycles are not allowed at DeAnn Lakefront Estates, which is a quiet place close to Lake Placid and shopping. A bonus of the condo is the enclosed porch, which expands the homeÂs living square footage. The monthly fee is $190, which includes use of the clubhouse and pool area. A dock is available for $10 per month if you want to bring a boat to the property. Also included in the monthly fee is water and sewer, exterior building insurance and community common area maintenance. Lake Grassy is one of the cleanest One-of-a-kind lake front condo COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 602 Chelsee Way in Lake Placid. It is priced for $69,900 and is listed with Sue Clark with Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Inc. DIRECTIONS602 Chelsee Way, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 south of Lake Placid, turn onto Le Club Drive. Turn left onto Chelsee Way. The condo is on the right on the second floor.CLARK | 2C
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com with fabulous views of the lanai and park-like back yard. You will be awestruck by the many features and attention to detail including 12-foot ceilings, transom windows, ceramic Â”ooring, curved walls and arched openings. The great room Â“ts the name perfectly. At 19 by 23 with 12-foot ceilings and a wall of sliding glass doors, it truly is a great room! Ceramic Â”ooring allows you the option to showcase area rugs and the size of the room allows for multiple seating areas. The wall of sliding glass doors with a transom above lets in natural light and gives you a fantastic view of the lanai and back yard. The great room is open to the kitchen and is separated by a breakfast bar as well as open to the formal dining area and breakfast area. The gourmet kitchen is a chefÂs dream! With plenty of room for all the cooks, this spacious kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances including a cooktop, wall microwave and oven, center island, tile back splash with solid surface counters and light wood cabinets. In addition to the breakfast bar separating the kitchen from the great room, there is a butler area as well. ItÂs highlighted by a tiled arched opening overlooking the great room and has a wet bar and wine rack for easy entertaining. If seeing the layout of this home and its spacious open feeling wasnÂt enough to show you what a perfect home this is for entertaining, then the expansive lanai is sure to. At approximately 68 by 36, the screened lanai boasts several sitting areas, a built-in heated spa, remote controlled Sunetter awnings, pavered Â”ooring and the most gorgeous view of the surrounding nature. The 12 by 15 ofÂ“ce is located just off the ownerÂs suite and boasts double French doors and built-in cabinets. This is the perfect place for your computer or just a quiet place to watch TV. Double doors lead to the 14 by 28 ownerÂs suite, which has plenty of room for a sitting area and has sliders that open to the lanai. The roomÂs massive walk-in closet is sure to please. The luxurious bath rivals an upscale spa and showcases an oval soaker tub in the center of the room. Behind the tub is a walk-through ceramic shower. Wood cabinets, double sinks, private water closet and a make-up area complete the bath. Two additional bedrooms, each with an adjoining bath, offer plenty of room for family and guests. The spacious utility room acts as a mud room between the two-car plus golf cart garage. It has a deep sink, closet and cabinets for plenty of storage space. Other features in this home include a barrel tile roof, 370-gallon buried propane tanks that run the spa and new 16kw generator, a gas line for your grill, dual HVAC system with Humidistat, numerous fans and recessed lighting, wholehouse surround system including the lanai, recently painted exterior, gutters and new garage door. Built in 2007, this like-new home has 3,142 square feet of living area with 4,819 total square feet. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Ferry at 863-381-1089 or email Hbferry@comcast.net, or call Reed at 863-381-6575 or email Kimbreed@ comcast.net.FERRYFROM PAGE 1C PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Sue Clark is with Lake and Land Realty of Highlands Inc. Call 863-441-0969. Norman and Mandy Elliott are with Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County. Call 863-443-0480 or 863-2732861. Helen Ferry is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-381-1089. 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. COURTESY PHOTOThe spacious kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances including a cooktop, wall microwave and oven, center island, tile back splash with solid surface counters and light wood cabinets.The middle level of the home is where the living space is. A living room, large dining room, spacious kitchen and huge screen porch overlook the water. It is a great set up with large room sizes and is the perfect area to entertain. On the third level is two large bedrooms and a full bath, as well as a large enclosed porch overlooking the water. This level also has tons of storage with numerous closets. The property has an additional 1.5-detached car garage/workshop and metal carport for more covered parking. Down by the water is a nice dock and large screened room that used to be the boathouse. If you wanted to use it as a boathouse again, it is an easy conversion. For more information, call The Elliott Team at 863-658-3780. Ask about MLS 249283.ELLIOTTFROM PAGE 1C COURTSY PHOTOLocated on the shores of Little Lake, with deep water canal access to Lake Istokpoga, this waterfront tri-level home boasts over 2,100 square feet of living space.and largest lakes in the area totaling 582 acres plus an extensive canal system where all of the big bass are hiding. Fish for bream, catÂ“sh and bluegill as well. This type of lifestyle is especially attractive to the areaÂs northern visitors, so come and take a look before it is gone. For more information, call Clark at 863-441-0969 or email SueSellsLakePlacid@ gmail.com. Ask about MLS 247201.CLARKFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThis second Â”oor condo unit has one bedroom, one bath and views of Lake Grassy. SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNSEBRING Â„ Katherine Prentice has recently joined Re/Max Realty Plus, bringing with her a passion for excellence in every life application. Prentice has been licensed since 2007, recently coming to Highlands County together with her husband. She enjoys leveraging strong analytical and systems skills to stay abreast of current markets trends. Her understanding of how to best prepare and position homes for sale also equips her to negotiate for buyers and to date, she has enjoyed providing services to both sides. She is aggressive but fair, and believes the best agreements are positive for all, putting full effort into bringing each transaction to a clean, calm close. For your real estate needs, call Prentice at 941-704-3076 or stop by the ofÂ“ce and see her. Referrals are greatly appreciated. Re/Max Realty Plus is at 809 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, just south of SonnyÂs BBQ restaurant.Prentice joins Re/Max Realty Plus PRENTICE 1000REAL ESTATEÂWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.ÂŽ EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY HOMES FOR SALE1020 Placid Lakes,Lake June Access!Lovely 3/2 home at 904 Catfish Creek Rd. Screen porch, w/outside deck & jacuzzi; reverse osmosis & rights to boat ramp & Lake June. $189k obo.863-699-6772 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 Double Wide in Fairmount Mobile Est. Own land, no HOA fees, 2BR/1BA, garage, carport, screened porch. 863314-8441, 863-273-8811. WANTED TO BUY1120 Lake PlacidCASH for Your Home! Rapid Closing; Any Condition. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3By SHELLY SAPPCONTRIBUTED STORYThis is a question I get all the time when working with clients who include kitchen or bath remodeling as part of their scope of work. And the much-anticipated answer is ... it depends. I know, not very helpful. Let me explain. The reason Âit dependsÂŽ is because remodeling is not a science but rather an art and many factors can affect when these materials get installed. LetÂs talk about some of those reasons. First, Âit dependsÂŽ on what specific type of flooring you have chosen. Any flooring that is glued or nailed down can be installed before cabinets. These types of floors include varieties of solid and engineered wood, rolled or Âpeel and stickÂŽ vinyl and laminate flooring. Solid hardwood is often installed using this method. The benefit is flooring flows neatly under the finished cabinet installation and it is not necessary to make a ton of flooring cuts or include base trim molding like quarter-round to cover gaps. Many clients are already thinking of their next remodel and by installing the flooring before cabinets, changes can be made later regardless of the kitchen footprint. Flooring that is floating should be installed after the cabinets are in place. These types of flooring include varieties of waterproof vinyl plank flooring, laminate flooring like Pergo that uses a Âclick and lockÂŽ installation method and some wood flooring like Cali Bamboo. These materials need to breath and the weight of cabinets and stone tops restrict their natural tendency to want to move. Read your flooring manufacturerÂs directions carefully and do not argue with that little piece of paper in the box. If the paper says float it, float it. Tile is the outlier. Speak with your flooring installer directly and get their feedback based on your specific material choice. For example, letÂs say you choose a luxurious 20-inch by 20-inch natural stone like marble and it is flowing through all the rooms in your home except the bedrooms. To level the floor over such a large area of installation, the installer may need to build up the floor with a mud base of up to 2 inches. If this is the case, you will want to install the tile first, then cabinets. Otherwise you will have a really hard time getting your dishwasher in and out or fitting your slidein range so that is sits snugly over the counter top and base cabinets will feel a little shorter in height. If the tile is installed using a floating underlayment system, like SchluterÂs Ditra matting, it should go in after the cabinets. These systems are designed to move and are used frequently in mobile homes or older wood homes that have less stable subfloors. And letÂs not disregard price. Tiling after cabinets significantly reduces the amount of tile you will need and makes replacing broken tiles much easier. Carpenters often level cabinets with shims off the subfloor. Tile can then be installed up the cabinet toe kick concealing this work. Finally, it can depend on your contractorÂs proposed project timeline and how the job was bid. Trust me, contractors do not enjoy being behind schedule. It costs them money and with all the online reviews available it could damage their reputation in a small town like Sebring. If your general contractor knows the flooring installer is backed up, they may schedule your install for after cabinets, regardless of material choice, rather than hold up your completion date for several weeks while your job waits in queue. On many occasions, I have seen a job site go quiet while waiting on inspections. All clients get antsy when nothing is happening. They will ask, ÂWhy canÂt we go ahead and install the tile while we wait?ÂŽ The answer is yes. You probably can. Be prepared, however, to pay more money. Contractors bid jobs on materials, labor as well as a specific timeline. LetÂs say your contractor gets deliveries from a flooring supplier in Tampa, like Floors & Decor, on the 15th of each month. Today is the 1st and you want the floors installed this week. Your contractor will need to pay more for a special single-site delivery or to send their own truck for a store pick-up. ItÂs not funny business, just the way he or she does business to provide you with the best pricing and to reduce the risk of damage or theft by not storing expensive materials for weeks before they are needed. This is called a Âchange orderÂŽ and will result in you paying an amount over your initial contract price for an expedited flooring installation schedule. Just like when you order anything on Amazon and want next day delivery. I promise, it was not my intention to leave you with more questions than answers. Remodeling projects, even if you plan on completing the work yourself, include a lot of detail. But the results of your careful planning are incredibly rewarding. And as always, when you have questions about interior projects, feel free to drop me a line 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.What goes in first Â… the flooring or the cabinets? METRO CREATIVE IMAGESFlooring that is Â”oating should be installed after the cabinets are in place, like the Â”ooring that uses the Âclick and lockÂŽ installation method seen here. Otherwise, any Â”ooring that is glued or nailed down can be installed before cabinets. 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C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By DAWN DELLCONTRIBUTED STORYLetÂs face it, everyone either knows a real estate agent, or is connected to one through six (probably less) degrees of separation. Between friends and relatives, and the stereotypical representation of real estate agents on television and in pop culture, the general public has adopted some assumptions about agents that are very far from the truth. Here are 10 things that people assume about real estate agents that just arenÂt true: 1. They make Âeasy moneyÂŽ The only people who could ever possibly make the case that being an agent is an easy way to make money are those who have never done it. ItÂs hard, uncertain work, with many instances of months wasted on a deal that doesnÂt ever close. The only thing easy about it is reading the Lighter Side of Real Estate. 2. They are required to show you houses even if youÂre not pre-approved There are deÂ“nitely agents who will show you houses without a pre-approval (or at minimum a pre-qualiÂ“cation), but an agent is not required to, and most experienced agents probably wonÂt. The ability to qualify for Â“nancing dictates whether or not a deal is even possible, so an agent is simply saving you from disappointment (or worse) by asking you to get pre-approved. 3. Zillow is more accurate than they are It would be wonderful if Zillow (and similar websites) were accurate in their home valuations, but if you compared their results to actual appraised values, in most cases youÂd burst out laughing. Real estate agents want you to get as much money as possible for your house, but oftentimes reality gets in the way. Trust your realtor to give you a fair market assessment for your houseÂƒat least more than you trust Zillow. 4. They make huge commissions The popular real estate Â”ipping shows on cable, and Million Dollar Listing have given everyone the impression that real estate agents are rolling in the dough. Most real estate agents wish that this was true, but reality is much different. The median US existing home sale price in December 2016 was $234,900, which means after splitting the commission and paying their broker, an agent took home about $3,500 on the transaction, not including all marketing and related expenses. As a monthly income, this adds up to about $40,000 per year. Not exactly huge. 5. TheyÂre an unnecessary evil Many people have made the argument that real estate agents are unnecessary and are merely an impediment to a more efÂ“cient ÂFor sale by ownerÂŽ model of real estate. The best way to eliminate this misconception is to try selling your house yourself. There is nothing more sobering than desperately Googling state and federal real estate laws as some unkempt stranger is knocking on your door asking you questions about your FSBO house. 6. TheyÂre sleazy Unfortunately, real estate agents have joined the ranks of lawyers, politicians, and salespeople in some of the publicÂs assumptions about their trustworthiness. The Â“nancial collapse of 2008 exacerbated this perception. Thankfully, the market correction also weeded out most of the unsavory elements in the business. The truth is, real estate agents are honest, hardworking people, making a living like any other profession. And just like any other profession, there are a few bad apples that unfairly give the others a bad name. 7. TheyÂre uneducated This misconception really gets under most agentsÂ skin, because not only do many agents have degrees (and advanced degrees in quite a few cases), but the knowledge required to pass a real estate exam is substantial. There are many people who are unable to get their licensing because of an inability to pass the licensing tests, which makes the concept of an ÂuneducatedÂŽ agent laughable. 8. They want you to pay more for a house so they can make more money If you truly looked at the math involved in calculating real estate commissions, youÂd never utter this falsehood again. An agent getting you to pay $10,000 more for a property will net that agent approximately $150, which barely covers the cost of gas required to drive to and from your appointments. The truth is that an agent absolutely wants you to buy a house. WhatÂs not true is that they want you to pay more for one. 9. TheyÂre mostly part-timers or bored housewives If you ask the average person to describe the archetypal real estate agent, theyÂll probably say itÂs an older married woman who is looking for something to do in her free time. Ugh. This is stereotyping at its Â“nest, and ignores the hundreds of thousands of male agents, the hundreds of thousands of full-time agents, and the hard-working primary bread winners that make up the real estate workforce. Sure, the stereotypical agents do exist, but theyÂre the exception to the rule. 10. All they want from you is the deal Yes, agents want your business. But true professional real estate agents want to be your lifelong real estate adviser. They want you to think of them whenever you or your family and friends have any real estate questions. They want to see you and talk to you more than once a decade, and they want to make sure that you remember your interactions with them as being absolutely delightful. Dawn Dell is a Realtor with Heartland Real Estate Corp. in Sebring.10 false assumptions people make about Real Estate agents By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON Â„ U.S. home prices rose in July at the slowest pace in 10 months as climbing mortgage rates become a more signiÂ“cant factor for a growing number of prospective buyers. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.9 percent in July compared with a year earlier, down from a 6.4 percent annual gain the previous month. Home prices are rising at twice the rate of wages, which has likely contributed to a cooling in the market this year. Sales of existing homes have dropped 1.5 percent in the past 12 months. Mortgage rates last week reached their highest level since May. Las Vegas, Seattle and San Francisco reported the biggest annual gains, with all three cities seeing double-digit increases. Yet in 15 of 20 cities, price gains were smaller in July than in the same month a year earlier. The combination of rising home prices and higher mortgage rates has made homes less affordable, even as a strong job market and some signs of higher pay have lifted demand. Any rate below 5 percent is very low by historical standards, but many homeowners locked in rates below 4 percent in the past Â“ve years. That means they would have to accept a higher rate to buy a new home. Plenty of homeowners are choosing to remodel their current homes instead. Home prices in 12 of the 20 cities in the Case-Shiller index have rebounded from the housing slump and have reached new heights. Four of the cities that are still below their housing bubble peaks are seeing strong price gains: Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix and Tampa. The other four are seeing modest increases: Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and Atlanta. The number of homes for sale remains limited, which has sparked bidding wars in many cities. However, the supply crunch may be easing: There were 1.92 million homes for sale at the end of August, up from just 1.87 million a year ago.US home prices rise at slowest pace in nearly a year THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Aug. 30 Â“le photo sold placards top sale signs outside homes on the market in Denver. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Standard & PoorÂs/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for July is released. #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 email@example.com DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 email@example.com RENTAL SPECIALIST 1404 WILSON DR, SEBRING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org 3BR, 2BA country home w/open split Â” oor plan, front porch that requires rocking chairs set the stage for this lovely home situated on 1.3 acres. Beautiful wood laminate Â” ooring throughout, french doors to screened porch, Â“ replace, new SS appliances, solid surface counter tops. MLS#249076 $239,000 724 S. SUN N LAKE BLVD, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com Remodeled 3BR/2BA w/open concept living, designer colors & on canal to Lake Grassy! Immaculate open concept home. MLS#240848 $1265/mo. 209 FIJI WAY LAKE PLACIDContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Exquisite 4BR, w/potential 5 (has closet) 3.5 BA Courtyard Home. No detail has been overlooked in this Custom-Built home features a gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, large pantry, central vac, clawfoot tub, double sided walk in shower, energy efÂ“ cient spray foam sealed roof, custom painting and a 4 car garage. Who says you canÂt have it all? MLS# 247774 $469,900 117 COUNTRY CLUB DR. #601, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com 2BR/2BA Fully furnished for season! great view from the 6th Â” oor. MLS#249115 $1,750/mo. 314 DEVONSHIRE RD, SEBRINGContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org Walk through the doors & enter a spacious 2BR, 2 BA European retreat. Charming kitchen opens to an expansive dining/living area professionally decorated with old world treasures. Rustic original terrazzo contrasts beautifully with multiple Crystal chandeliers. Huge Master Bedroom/ Master Bath sanctuary original claw foot tub & spacious modern walk-in shower MLS#249068 $1250/MO ($2000 SEASONAL) 1544 CHURCHILL ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com This 2BR, 2BA features a large LR w/vaulted ceiling, a cozy gas Â“ re place. Kitchen has plenty of storage & work space with a gas stove. Master BR has a large walk in closet w/nice view of the back yard. Split bedroom plan. Deck with sea wall and deck area on Â“ rst canal to Lake Clay. MLS 248150 $139,900 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 125 IMPATIENS ST, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com 3BRM 2BA Manufactured home on 1+ acre, in need of some TLC has great potential. Nice sized Master w/large Master BA, double sinks, garden tub and separate shower. Split Â” oor plan. BEING SOLD AS IS. HUD makes no repairs! HUD Foreclosure Case #093-638504. HUD owned & sold as-is. Resources, forms, and bidding link to www. HUDHomestore.com. Forms at www.SageACQ.com Brokers must be registered & have active HUD NAID # to submit bids. Print MLS#249084 $60,000 FORECLOSURE 122 PARKVIEW 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 $1395.00/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 504 ZERVAS CT, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com 3BR, 2BA, 1 CAR w/open Â” oor plan & 9Â ceilings. Large Master suite w/ensuite. Kitchen w/SS appliances, crown moulding, screened in Lanai. So much to see a MUST SEE FOR SURE! MLS#249476 $89,400 VILLA 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org Open Â” oor plan w/3BR, 2.5BA,ChefÂs dream gourmet kitchen with high end appliances, gas stove and solid surface countertops, large Pantry w/tons of storage throughout. The elegant master suite with his/hers walk in closet, large walk-in shower, bath, double vanity and french doors that lead to one of the two giant back patois. Laundry rm w/built-ins, sink leads to a half bath. This home is a Must See! MLS#248409 $299,900 4 ACRES IMMACULATE! adno=3613895-1 ON LAKE GRASSY SYLVAN SHORES FEATURED ON HGTV A CROSS FROM LAKE JOSEPHINE
www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C5 adno=3595140 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @highlandsnewssunBy DAN DICLERICOHOMEADVISORDid you hear? Bathrooms are having a moment. HomeAdvisorÂs latest True Cost Report found that itÂs the most remodeled room in the house, taking over the top spot from the kitchen. Manufacturers have responded with a slew of products aimed at making bathrooms more functional, stylish and efÂ“cient. Designers and architects, meanwhile, are coming up with new design schemes for the spaces. If youÂre planning a bathroom remodel of your own, hereÂs a trio of trends to consider.Faux ooringWood Â”ooring is popular throughout the home, but itÂs not ideal for wet locations, including the bathroom. ThatÂs what makes new wood-look porcelain-tile planks so alluring. TheyÂre the spitting image of real wood, whether cherry, ash, oak, or redwood, and theyÂre totally water-resistant, so you donÂt have to towel off before stepping out of the shower. The textured grain of the material also means added slip-resistance, minimizing the risk of slips and falls. Looking for a low-maintenance vanity countertop to go with your porcelain Â”oors? Consider quartz, which was tapped by 91 percent of kitchen designers in the latest trends report by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Granite and marble followed, at 61 percent and 45 percent, respectively.High-tech xturesThe bathroom has been the last frontier for smart home technology, but thatÂs starting to change. More homeowners are used to controlling cameras and doorbells and appliances on their phones. The expectation is they can now do the same with the shower, turning the water on and setting the temperature from an app on their phone, or even through the voice-controlled smart speaker on the bedside table. Smart toilets, with their built-in bidets, embedded speakers, and other high-tech conveniences, are another hot bathroom trend, especially with older Americans, who are embracing the technology as an aging-in-place upgrade. If youÂre remodeling, remember to put a GFCI outlet near the toilet location to power your smart toilet.Water eciencyWith water costs on the rise, this trend is as good for your household budget as it is for the planet. Better still, you donÂt have to sacriÂ“ce performance when choosing water-efÂ“cient bathroom Â“xtures. For example, toilets that meet the strictest 1.28 gallons per Â”ush deliver superb Â”ushing power. Likewise, you can get an invigorating spray from a showerhead that uses a miserly 2.0 gallons of water per minute.How to get startedProper planning is critical to a successful bathroom renovation. Ideally, you should spend about three months in the planning phase, setting the budget, assembling your team of pros, and shopping around for products and materials. On average, homeowners report spending around $9,742 to complete a bathroom remodel. Of course, lower-end projects with a focus on cosmetic changes average $2,500, while higher-end jobs run closer to $24,000. Ultimately, the cost of your bathroom remodeling project will depend on the materials you choose and whether you decide to move plumbing and Â“xtures. ThatÂs one task that will add signiÂ“cant dollars to your remodeling budget. Dan DiClerico is a reporter for HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted service professionals to complete home projects. 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Each of our listings feature professional photography giving your home an edge over the competition when viewed online by buyers and agents. We advertise extensively in local magazines and newspapers. Our listings are featured on over 50 web sites including Berkshire HathawayÂs National and International web sites and our personal web site. Nearly $19 mil and 94 transactions already sold in 2018. Our business philosophy is to treat each seller and buyer like we would want to be treated Â… with understanding, attention to detail and outstanding customer service.WE NEED NEW LISTINGS! CALL KIM AND HELEN FOR YOURFREE MARKET ANALYSIS of your homeÂs value. DOUBLE THE AGENTSÂƒ DOUBLE THE SERVICE!adno=3615554-1 adno=3616269-1 Newly Expanded! Now over 3,000 sq ft! (863) 531-0058 712 U.S. 27 S., Lake Placid, FL (next to Seminole Tire) Upscale Furniture Â€ CONSIGNMENTSNew Mattresses New items arriving all the time!
C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By MORTGAGE PROFESSORJACK GUTTENTAGIn a recent article I cited some of the weaknesses of the Â4 percent rule,ÂŽ which says that it is probably safe for a retiree to draw an amount every year equal to 4 percent of the current value of a stock portfolio, rising modestly year by year with inÂ”ation. The principal weakness is that the retiree does not know and cannot easily control the risk that is involved. The major risk is that the rate of return that will be earned on the retireeÂs assets will fall short of the rate that was assumed in calculating how much she could withdraw from the assets each month. An additional risk is that the retiree will live past her expected life span. Either could result in impoverishment at an advanced age. This article proposes a replacement I will tentatively call the ÂRetiree Discretion Rule,ÂŽ or RDR, which is designed to remove the weaknesses of the 4 percent rule. The RDR makes the risks explicit and places them under the retireeÂs control. Viewed as a tool for advisers, RDR provides a framework for a retirement plan that incorporates the unique needs and concerns of each retiree. The RDR calculates the initial monthly draw from the retireeÂs assets, based on the following inputs: Â€ RetireeÂs age Â€ RetireeÂs sex Â€ Value of Â“nancial assets Â€ Annual inÂ”ation rate desired Â€ Age to which retiree wants monthly draws to last Â… lifespan Â€ Rate of return on assets Here is an example. Retiree Smith is a 65-year-old male, has a common stock portfolio valued at $1 million, wants his monthly draws from assets to rise by 2 percent a year, wants those draws to last until he is 90, and assumes his Â“nancial assets will yield 4 percent over that 25-year period. RDR indicates an initial monthly draw of $4,218. The risk of falling short due to an asset return of less than 4 percent is estimated at 6.4 percent, the risk of living past 90 is 18.6 percent, and the combined risk of a shortfall from either source is 23.8 percent. The risk of a shortfall in the rate of return is based on a database of common stock returns during the period 1926-2012. Over the 745 25-year intervals during that period, the rate of return on common stock was less than 4 percent on 6.4 percent of them. The risk of living past any age is based on the mortality statistics used by the Social Security Administration. If Smith views a risk of impoverishment of 23.8 percent to be excessive, he can reduce the assumed rate of return, extend the draw period or both. With a 3 percent rate of return and draw period of 95, the draw amount falls from $4,218 to $3,211, but the risk of running out of funds falls from 23.8 percent to 9.4 percent. Another way to use the RDR is to generate a table of outputs that cover the different cases from which the retiree is making a selection. Application of Retirement Discretion Rule: initial monthly draw amount and risk that it wonÂt materialize for retiree of 65 with common stock portfolio of $1 million Assumed rate of return Â„ Target age of monthly draws: 90 Â„ Target age of monthly draws: 95 Â„ Target age of monthly draws: 100 Â„ 3 percent Â„ $3,764/23.0 percent Â„ $3,211/9.4 percent Â„ $2,816/4.1 percent 4 percent Â„ $4,218/23.8 percent Â„ $3,674/10.9 percent Â„ $3,289/5.7 percent 5 percent Â„ $4,699/25.4 percent Â„ $4,170/12.0 percent Â„ $3,800/7.7 percent Assumes 2 percent annual increase in draw amounts A critical variable that is easy to overlook is the assumed annual increase in the draw amount. The table assumes that it is 2 percent. With a zero increase, the draw amounts in the table would be about 20 percent higher. Most retirees, however, will want the withdrawal amounts to rise over time. The RDR has been implemented as an Excel spreadsheet, which is available at mtgprofessor. com/spreadsheets.htm. Jack Guttentag is professor emeritus of Â“nance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Comments and questions can be left at mtgprofessor.com.Replacing the 4 percent rule for retireesWASHINGTON Â„ Long-term U.S. mortgage rates are up for the Â“fth straight week, with the key 30-year rate reaching its highest level in more than seven years. Costs for would-be homebuyers continue to climb. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, Â“xedrate mortgages jumped to 4.72 percent from 4.65 percent last week. The average benchmark rate has risen from 3.83 percent a year ago. The average rate on 15-year, Â“xed-rate loans increased to 4.16 percent this week from 4.11 percent last week. The Federal Reserve signaled its conÂ“dence in the economy on Wednesday by raising a key interest rate for a third time this year, forecasting another rate hike before yearÂs end. The strong economy and anticipation of more short-term rate hikes by the Fed are helping drive the increase in mortgage rates. Economists believe the country is on track for annual growth this year of around 3 percent. That would be the best performance since 2005, three years before the 2008 Â“nancial crisis pushed the U.S. into the worst recession since the 1930s. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country between Monday and Wednesday each week. The average doesnÂt include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. The average fee on 30year Â“xed-rate mortgages was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point. The fee on 15-year mortgages also remained at 0.5 point. The average rate for Â“ve-year adjustable-rate mortgages rose to 3.97 percent from 3.92 percent last week. The fee slipped to 0.3 point from 0.4 point.US mortgage rates up THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThis Sept. 21 photo shows a for sale sign on the front lawn of this house in north Jackson, Miss. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Freddie Mac reports on the weekÂs average U.S. mortgage rates. Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors shellysappinteriors.com 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3604946-1 Now Shop Online! www.theBulbBin.comCOMMERCIAL Â€ RESIDENTIAL & MORE283 U.S. 27 North Village Fountain Plaza Sebring, FL 33870 Fan & Lighting ShowroomFamily Owned & Operated since 1989Mon.-Fri.: 8-5 After hours: By appointment onlyLED Bulbs in Stock! 863-471-BULB NEW WALL DECOR! adno=3614524-1 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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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7HOMEADVISORA rain barrel is a small, above-ground tank that collects and stores rainwater for later use. There are a few types, but the most common barrels collect rainwater from your roof. Adding one or two rain barrels to your home can be good for your plants, the planet and your wallet. ItÂs an inexpensive, practical habit Â„ especially in dry Western states where droughts are more common. Here are Â“ve reasons to put a rain barrel in your yard. 1. Rainwater has many uses. Natural rainwater is loaded with oxygen and nutrients, making it great for watering plants. Rainwater collected from roofs Â„ except for copper roofs and those treated to prevent moss and algae growth Â„ is free from chlorine, ammonia and other chemicals contained in tap water that can accumulate in the soil over time. Rainwater dilutes the impact of these chemicals, making plants healthier and more drought-tolerant. Rainwater also contains good bacteria and microorganisms that the soil needs to keep plants healthy. Rainwater has many uses aside from watering plants. It doesnÂt have the salt and chemicals found in tap water, making it perfect for washing your car or Â“lling a bird bath (birds love fresh rainwater). The rain barrel itself can double as a trellis, block an unsightly view or even provide passive solar heat if you install a system and Â“nd the right size, color and location on your lawn. 2. It saves water and money. Water-intensive landscapes and green lawns cost a lot of money. In dry climates and during the summer, homeowners can use as much as two to four times more water than usual, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. A rain barrelÂs Âwater catchÂŽ can collect 1,300 gallons of water during the growing season. And irrigating with rainwater could reduce your water bill by 30 percent or more. One inch of rainfall on a 1,000-square-foot roof yields over 600 gallons of water. Even in dry areas, less than an inch of rain can Â“ll a rain barrel. Cutting back on water use for your lawn and garden not only reduces your water footprint, but it can also reduce your water bill. 3. Water restrictions donÂt apply. If you collect rainwater, youÂll be able to keep watering and nourishing your garden all summer long, even when water advisories are put in place to limit residential water usage. 4. It helps protect your home from water damage. Rainwater from a big storm can Â”ood your basement or create a build-up of moisture next to your foundation, leading to damp patches and mold. Rain barrels help prevent these potentially dangerous problems by protecting the already-saturated ground from excess water. 5. ItÂs helpful to your local water treatment facility. Urban areas covered with concrete, tarmac and buildings create runoff during heavy storms, which can carry pollutants into waterways. Collecting rainwater can reduce the amount of runoff and prevent some of that pollution from reaching waterways near you. Additionally, runoff from rainy and snowy weather can cause Â”ooding downstream and overÂ”ow at sewage treatment plants. Collecting the rainwater that lands on your roof might seem like a small effort, but it helps minimize Â”ooding and leaks further downstream. If you donÂt need a full rain barrel to care for your lawn and garden or other activities, you can slowly release excess in between storms. This allows the water to soak into the ground instead of running into storm sewers. HomeAdvisor is an online marketplace connecting homeowners with trusted service professionals to complete home projects. Visit HomeAdvisor.com.5 reasons to add a rain barrel to your landscaping METRO CREATIVE IMAGESAdding a rain barrel to your home can be good for your plants, the planet and your wallet. WHY ITÂS A GOOD IDEA1. Rainwater has many uses. 2. It saves water and money. 3. Water restrictions donÂt apply. 4. It helps protect your home from water damage. 5. ItÂs helpful to your local water treatment facility. 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SPORTSSunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_Preps WadeÂs last dance with Heat beginsFollowing MiamiÂs annual ÂRed, White and PinkÂŽ scrimmage, Dwyane Wade begins his Â“nal season as a member of the Miami Heat before hitting retirement. See more on page 8INDEX | Auto racing 2 | Lottery 2 | Soccer 2 |Local Sports 3 | Pro baseball 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 | Golf 8 | NBA 8 | Weather 8 | By STEVE BITTENBENDERASSOCIATED PRESSLOUISVILLE, Ky. Â„ Deondre Francois threw for a career-best four touchdowns, including a 58-yard scoring pass to Nyqwan Murray with 1:13 left, to rally visiting Florida State to a 28-24 victory at Louisville Saturday. The Seminoles (3-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 21-7 at halftime, but the game-winning drive was set up when A.J Westbrook intercepted Jawon Pass at the Florida State 19 with 1:56 to go. ÂWe needed this win to continue the progress that weÂre trying to do with our football program,ÂŽ Â“rstyear Seminoles coach Willie Taggart said. ÂThis was huge for our team.ÂŽ Francois completed 16-of-27 passes for 294 yards. Murray caught six for 114 yards and two scores. Pass, who was removed as LouisvilleÂs starting quarterback before last weekÂs 27-3 loss at Virginia, regained the job and threw for a season-high 306 yards and two scores on 24-of-45 passing. He went 6-of-7 for 57 yards on an 11-play, 70-yard drive late in the Â“rst half that culminated with a 3-yard pass to Dez Fitzpatrick to make it 21-7 Cardinals (2-3, 0-2) with :10 left in the half. However, he also threw two interceptions. The Â“rst was the one Westbrooks picked. It stopped a four-minute drive that saw the Cardinals move the ball 50 yards and occurred in the red zone. Taggart told his team that they were probably going to have to strip the ball away to force a turnover, as neither he nor Westbrook said they expected a pass. Louisville coach Bobby Petrino took responsibility for the play calling. ÂI look back at it, obviously, I should have ran the ball,ÂŽ a somber Petrino said in the postgame press conference. ÂI did know what they were in, and I was expecting him to throw the hitch into the Â“eld. ItÂs my job to make sure weÂre on the same page. I didnÂt get that done.ÂŽBy JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITERNorth Port girls cross country runner Alexis Smith battled a hip injury her freshman year, but came back for a strong sophomore season. Now a junior, Smith is leading the Lady Bobcats on a surge in the second half of the season. ÂSheÂs had a really good season,ÂŽ Lady Bobcats coach Jen Reed said. ÂThe Â“rst part of the season I didnÂt see much of a difference in times, but these past two weeks weÂre starting to see these times decrease.ÂŽ Part of the reason for the down numbers at points is due to the busy life that Smith currently lives. Practicing trumpet with the marching band and conditioning for soccer season also take up a large chunk of her time after school these days. The workload causes her to switch up her training as she tries to squeeze it all in. ÂI havenÂt been able to train as much, but as IÂve been continuing my different training methods Â„ sometimes IÂll run with the boys and sometimes IÂll be doing a soccer workout Â„ my training has varied,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂBut IÂve been cutting down my time toward my PR. ItÂs just been all over the place.ÂŽ Smith Â“nished third overall in the large school division of the North Port Invite last weekend out of 95 total runners. SheÂs helped lead her team that Â“nished fourth overall at the meet. Also scoring for the Lady Bobcats were Hailey Doyle (24:13.5), Mackenzie Doyle (24:21.8), Tatiana Wilburn (24:21.9), Katarina Wilburn (25:19.3). ÂWeÂre making progress,ÂŽ Reed said. ÂWe have a lot of new runners. At least half the team is new to cross country. But thatÂs the best race that theyÂve had all season so IÂm encouraged with counties coming up.ÂŽ ThereÂs no real strategy when the Lady Bobcats get to a meet. Some runners like to stay together while others do their own thing. Overall, the teamÂs numbers are fairly similar which helps them keep a solid pace throughout.By FRED GOODALLAP SPORTS WRITERORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Â„ McKenzie Milton threw for 328 yards and four touchdowns and No. 13 UCF extended the nationÂs longest winning streak to 17 games with a 45-14 rout of Pittsburgh on Saturday. A week after accounting for six TDs in a lopsided victory over Florida Atlantic, Milton also ran for two scores to give the junior from Kapolei, Hawaii, seven TDs passing and five rushing in his past two games. UCF (4-0) now moves into the heart of its American Athletic Conference schedule, hoping to go undefeated for the second straight year to play its way into consideration for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Pitt (2-3) has had a knack for stunning teams with national title aspirations in recent seasons, however the Panthers were no match for a Milton-led offense thatÂs scored at least 30 points in every game during its schooland AAC-record winning streak. Running back Adrian Killins, Jr., scored on a 71-yard reception, and Milton tossed TD passes of 24 yards to Gabriel Davis, 2 yards to Michael Colubiale and 13 yards to Otis Anderson. Pitt surprised eventual national champion Clemson on the road two years ago. The Panthers ended a disappointing 2017 season by defeating unbeaten Miami, which at the time had the longest winning streak in the country and was in contention for a CFP By DAVID BRANDTAP SPORTS WRITERSTARKVILLE, Miss. Â„ Feleipe Franks threw for 219 yards and FloridaÂs defense dominated in the GatorsÂ 13-6 victory over No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday night. Coach Dan Mullen won in his return to Starkville, guiding Florida to success in his Â“rst appearance at Davis Wade Stadium since leaving Mississippi State in November after nine mostly successful seasons. Florida wasnÂt great offensively, but it didnÂt matter. The Gators (4-1, 2-1) broke through in the third quarter when Franks threw a lateral to Kadarius Toney, who then threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Moral Stephens for a 10-6 lead. From that point forward, Florida slowly grinded toward the win. A 10-play, 36-yard drive in the fourth quarter led to a 21-yard Â“eld goal by Evan McPherson Â„ giving the Gators a 13-6 lead Â„ and the Mississippi State offense was never able to respond. Mississippi State (3-2, 0-2) had its chances to win and led 6-3 at halftime. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to break the game open in the third quarter when Nick AREA SPOTLIGHT: North Port Cross-country CFB: Florida 13, No. 23 Mississippi St. 6 CFB: FSU 28, Louisville 24 CFB: No. 13 UCF 45, Pittsburgh 14Smith leads charge of the Lady Bobcats Milton accounts for 6 TDs, No. 13 UCF routs Pitt AP PHOTOCentral Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton runs for a 23-yard touchdown past Pittsburgh defensive back Damar Hamlin during the Â“rst half of SaturdayÂs game.Francois, Murray rally Seminoles past LouisvilleNOLES | 7 UCF | 7Mullen, Florida beat No. 23 Mississippi State AP PHOTOFlorida quarterback Feleipe Franks pitches out to running back Jordan Scarlett during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State.FLORIDA | 7 SMITH | 3 PUNTA GORDA PORT CHARLOTTE NORTH PORT ENGLEWOOD VENICE SARASOTA BRADENTON NAPLES FT. 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PETERSBURG, Fla. Â„ C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start. Snell gave up a run in the Â“rst inning and left after Â“ve with the score tied at 1. He gave up three hits and four walks (three in the Â“rst inning) and struck out 10. He was trying to become the Â“rst pitcher to win 10 straight starts within a season since Justin Verlander with Detroit in 2011. Diego Castillo (4-2) got the win with two innings of relief. Sergio Romo pitched the ninth for his 25th save despite giving up a pinch-hit homer to Reese McGuire. Snell, whose last loss came on July 12, Â“nished with a 21-5 record and a 1.89 ERA. In 14 starts at home, Snell never gave up more than two runs and Â“nished with an ERA of 1.27. CronÂs 30th homer got the Tampa Bay on the board in the second against Toronto starter Ryan Borucki (4-6), and Meadows put the Rays ahead for the Â“rst time with another homer off Borucki in the seventh. It was the sixth homer of the season and the Â“rst as a Ray for Meadows, who was acquired along with pitcher Tyler Glasnow in the July 31 trade that sent pitcher Chris Archer to Pittsburgh. Jon Berti led off the game with an inÂ“eld single, stole second and scored the run off Snell on Rowdy TellezÂs sacriÂ“ce Â”y. With Snell out of the game, Teoscar Hernandez hit his 22nd home run off reliever Castillo to put the Blue Jays up 2-1. Tommy Pham led off the Tampa Bay sixth with a single, extending to 31 his streak of games in which he has reached base safely, the longest active streak in the majors. He scored on Brandon LoweÂs two-out single, tying it at 2 in the sixth. Borucki gave up four runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. The Blue Jays struck out 18 times.UP NEXTRHP Sam Gaviglio (3-9) will make his 24th start for the Blue Jays, his fourth against the Rays, in SundayÂs season finale. The Rays will finish with a Âbullpen day,ÂŽ starting with RHP Ryne Stanek (2-3) or RHP Diego Castillo (3-2).By JENNA FRYERAP AUTO RACING WRITERCONCORD, N.C. Â„ If there was just one race to watch the entire NASCAR season it would be the one on CharlotteÂs new-fangled ÂrovalÂŽ thing. NASCAR has claimed the Âbest drivers in the worldÂŽ and they are on display Sunday on a bonus day on network NBC at the same time as the NFL. Come watch them try to conquer Charlotte Motor Speedway, a mystery track where seasons are on the line because four drivers will be bounced from the 16-driver playoff Â“eld. Add in a desperate free-agent season in which a slew of veterans are hunting the very few available jobs. Times are tough in NASCAR and jobs are going to cheaper, younger drivers, so everyone needs a good race Sunday to show they are worthy of a seat. And so they get the roval, the brainchild of Marcus Smith and Speedway Motorsports Inc., and this track has vexed these drivers. Well done, scream the fans, energized because this roval is something new. ÂWe need to take more risks,ÂŽ roared retired Â“ve-time champion Jeff Gordon, now a television analyst who has taken an active role in stopping NASCARÂs spiral. ÂWe need to step outside of that comfort zone and take more risks. ThereÂs a potential for Sunday to be a big day.ÂŽ Smith has gone outside the box because heÂs got a boring 1.5-mile speedway. The roval, good or bad, is his baby. ItÂs already a success because fans are genuinely giddy about Sunday, in part because it could be a disaster for four playoff contenders. ÂWhen practice is fun to watch, imagine how fun the race is going to be?ÂŽ Smith said, somewhat earnestly about what is just one of many forward-thinking SMI projects. The hybrid 17-turn, 2.28mile course, which has a 35-foot change in elevation, uses a portion of CharlotteÂs speedway along with a dip through an inÂ“eld road course. It has indeed been entertaining to watch every session in which those Âbest drivers in the worldÂŽ are put to the test around the roval. But itÂs been miserable for many of the drivers. Start with Bubba Wallace, who wrecked when he was the Â“rst driver to hit the track in the Â“rst test over the summer. Well, heÂs had Â“ve more incidents this weekend alone. The iconic No. 43 was crumpled in a head-on crash into a tire barrier so bad it stopped Saturday practice so the barrier on the backstretch coming out of turn 12 could be repaired. Within moments, playoff contender Erik Jones destroyed his car and the barrier was again heavily damaged. NASCAR moved the angle of the barrier back roughly four feet before the Â“nal Cup practice, and Smith insisted heÂs open to whatever changes the drivers might need. The tires are there, Smith said, because the drivers asked for them as visual aids. If they need to be altered, let him know, he said. Well, everyone has an opinion, especially after theyÂve bounced all over this peculiar layout. The timing comes as four are trying to avoid playoff elimination, that includes seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, an eight-time winner on CharlotteÂs old boring oval. Denny Hamlin and Jones, teammates of Kyle Busch of the ÂBig 3,ÂŽ are both in falling out and eliminating two of the Toyota entries from Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin and Jones, along with Wallace, of course, will both race in backups Sunday. As will Brad Keselowski, winner of three-straight in September in a Ford for Team Penske that made him a hot title contender. Keselowski crashed in the closing laps of SaturdayÂs Â“nal practice. The roval at Charlotte is the big NASCAR race worth watchingBy DOUG FEINBERGAP BASKETBALL WRITERSAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain Â„ Just as it has done for most of the tournament, the U.S. used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurarsi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deÂ“cit turned into 16 by the end of the third period. Taurasi Â“nished with 26 points, including hitting Â“ve 3-pointers, to help the U.S. win 93-77 on Saturday in the semiÂ“nals of the FIBA WomenÂs Basketball World Cup. ÂWe got some stops, they are a really good team. TheyÂve been playing together for a long time, you can tell,ÂŽ Taurasi said of the third quarter in which the U.S. outscored Belgium 3318. ÂWe got a couple more stops, we made a couple more plays on offense, wore them down a little bit.ÂŽ Breanna Stewart added 20 points while Brittney Griner had 16 for the Americans, who will be going for a third straight gold medal at the worlds Â„ something the country has never done. ÂThatÂs what weÂre here for,ÂŽ said Elena Delle Donne, who is on her Â“rst World Cup team. The U.S. has won 21 consecutive World Cup games and will play Australia for the title Sunday. The U.S. has won all 17 meetings between the teams, including a 10-0 mark in the World Cup. Belgium, making its Â“rst appearance in the World Cup, was led by Emma MeessemanÂs 23 points. The Belgians already had surpassed their goal of reaching the quarterÂ“nals. A bronze medal would be an excellent achievement. ÂI donÂt know who is going to play us,ÂŽ Meesseman said. ÂI know weÂre going to give all we have left.ÂŽ Belgium hung around for 25 minutes thanks to Meesseman and solid outside shooting. The score was 52-52 midway through the third quarter before the U.S. closed the period with a 21-5 run. Griner, Stewart and Jewell Loyd keyed the spurt. Belgium came no closer than 14 the rest of the way. Meesseman got her team going early, scoring 13 points in the opening quarter as Belgium shot 56 percent to lead 26-21 after one quarter. The U.S. rallied behind Taurasi and Elena Delle Donne, who had seven points in the second quarter to give the Americans a 40-39 halftime lead.HELPER MARK Sue Bird is now one assist shy of matching Dawn StaleyÂs career mark of 103 for USA Basketball at the World Cup. She had seven against Belgium to match her best-ever in the Worlds.MILESTONE REACHEDThe U.S. scored the 10,000th point in its World Cup history on the Â“rst basket of the game by Griner. No other team is close. ÂIf I ever go on jeopardy they will say Brittney Griner scored the 10,000th point,ÂŽ she said laughing. ÂThatÂs awesome. ThatÂs a lot of scoring for the USA. TIPINS Taurasi was two points short of matching her World Cup high of 28 set against Brazil in 2006.SKIPPING WNBA SEASON Meesseman decided to train with the Belgium team all year instead of playing for the Washington Mystics in the WNBA this past season. She didnÂt second-guess her decision when the Mystics made the WNBA Finals for the Â“rst time. She was thrilled for her teammates Â„ Delle Donne among them Â„ but was happy with her choice to train.SCOREBOARDAustralia beat Spain 7266; China topped Canada 62-58 and will meet France for Â“fth place. France beat Nigeria 84-62. Nigeria and Canada will play for seventh.UP NEXTU.S.: Gold-medal game against Australia.Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 NASCAR: Charlotte Roval WOMENÂS BASKETBALL: World CupRays, but not Snell, beat Blue Jays 4-3 AP PHOTOTampa Bay RaysÂ Jesus Sucre greets a smiling C.J. Cron in the dugout after CronÂs solo home run.
ÂWith our team, our times have been where we finish one after another after another sometimes even within seconds,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂIt really helped us with this past meet because our girls were 18th, 19th, 20th place, that was really helpful. But as far as strategy, you just kind of run your own race and try to PR.ÂŽ For Smith, who has learned tricks from her family which also runs, itÂs all about the time. Using what she knows about other runners in the area, scouting sort of, she can set her pace around them. ÂI know a lot of other runners that my times are basically around, so I try to stick with them and pass them if I can,ÂŽ said Smith, who has been running since she was young. ÂOver the years of running I have a basis of who I need to beat to go to regionals and things like that.ÂŽ With a solid finish at the Lady BobcatsÂ home meet, it makes her hectic training schedule worth it. It hasnÂt been ideal, but if her times keep improving she can keep doing all the activities she loves. ÂItÂs put in perspective for me that even though IÂm not training as much, I still have that fight in me,ÂŽ Smith said. ÂI still am able to perform as best I can and come out in the top.ÂŽ The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3SMITH SUN PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYALady Bobcats pose with the girls large school varsity third place trophy. PREP SPORTS CALENDARBy BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORArea runners performed well this weekend in the FLR Runners 19 Invitational in Lakeland, with teams from Charlotte, DeSoto, Port Charlotte and Venice participating, the challenging course at Holloway Park served as the perfect tuneup for districts. The Venice Lady Indians cross-country team was in action Friday, placing 8th out of 18 teams. Juliana Courville placed 20th, with a time of 22:27.87; Hannah Luff was 42nd, 23:35.99; Jennifer Lukowski, 56th, 23:56.25; Ann Myburg, 77th, 25:05.24; Hannah Robertson, 80th, 25:07.43; Delaney McLean, 86th, 25:21.22. The Indians boys varsity team was also in action on Friday, placing 18th, with Alberto Teijelo pacing the team, placing 47th, with a time of 19:29.46; Tyso Possehl, 51st, 19:30.41; Austin Lane, 85th, 20:15.17. The Port Charlotte Pirates John Perez, turned in an impressive effort, Â“nishing sixth overall in the boys invitational division, with a time of 17:23.35; Joe Bishop, 21st, 17:57; Chase Chambers, 152nd, 18:51.85; Chandler Mault, 19:53.24. DeSotoÂs top Â“nisher was Noel Maldonado, 155th, 19:53.24. The Pirates placed 16th and the Bulldogs 33rd. In the Boys unseeded division, it was Charlotte Tarpon James Stock, turning in the best local time, 20:04.40, placing 27th; Charles Edwards, 50th, 20:44.49; Jake Lille, 54th, 20:50.83 and Noah Tatro, 91st, 21:41.17 were the top Â“nishers, all from the Tarpons. ÂFreshman James Stock led our varsity team today,ÂŽ said Chris George, Charlotte boys cross-country coach. ÂIt was a very tough course with gradual climbs and rolling hills with a high heat index.ÂŽ In the Girls ROC division Saturday morning, it was Lady Pirate Isabella Coogan with the best area time, 19:15.11. en route to an 18th place Â“nish. Tarpon McKenzie Flowers, was 98th, with a time of 21:26.02; Tarpon sophomore Aleecia Collins placed 115th, 21:40.08, and she was followed closely by teammates Savannah Streetman, 116th, 21:42.25 and Faith Winkler, 117th, 21:42.39. The Lady Tarpons placed 21st in their division. ÂYes, she (Flowers) took the helm and really needed to for us today,ÂŽ said Chris Robishaw, Charlotte girls cross-country coach. ÂItÂs great for her conÂ“dence, and will help her and us down the stretch. We also had strong performances from sophomores Aleecia Collins, Savannah Streetman and Faith Winkler. It was a tough winding course, and the best collection of teams weÂve seen in one race.ÂŽ In the Girls Invitational division, Port Charlotte placed 30th and DeSoto 34th. The Lady Pirates were paced by Amy PadillaQuinones, 37th, 21:46.18 and Jocelyn Ramos, 115th, 23.21.57. Micaela Ruiz was the top runner for DeSoto, 211th, 26::04.10.Local runners showcased at Lakeland-based invitational SUN PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYAMackenzie Flowers led all Lady Tarpon runners at SaturdayÂs meet. SUN FILE PHOTO BY MONICA AMAYA Port Charlotte Pirate John Perez turned in an impressive performance in the Boys Invitational division, Â“nishing sixth overall. SUN FILE PHOTO BY TIM KERNThe Lady PiratesÂ Isabella Coogan placed 18th in the Girls ROC division Saturday. PREP SPORTS: FLP Runners 19 InvitationalBy BEN BAUGH SPORTS EDITORThe nationally ranked Venice Lady Indians made their way to the Windy City to take part in one of the nationÂs most prestigious volleyball tournaments this weekend. The Lady Indians were one of 24 teams to take part in the ASICS Challenge at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago, and would place 7th in a very deep tournament Â“eld. Venice won the pool, and would go on to defeat Walhert, Iowa and the 2016 national champion and host Mother McAuley. In the Gold round, the Lady Indians would have mixed results defeating Minooka, Illinois, 2-0, but then dropped matches to Sandberg, Illinois, 2-1 and Huntley, Illinois, 2-1. ÂIt was an excellent tournament with fantastic competition as we start to get ready for post season play,ÂŽ said Brian Wheatley, Venice volleyball coach. ÂÂŽIt was just what we needed.ÂŽ The Lady Indians also had an opportunity to see the city, taking in the Broadway musical Hamilton, and took an architectural boat tour on the Chicago River, said Wheatley. ÂWe also stayed downtown as that is an experience in itself,ÂŽ said Wheatley.Lady Indians finish seventh in Windy City PREP SPORTS: Venice VolleyballEnglewood MenÂs Senior SoftballOpen practice sessions are conducted starting at 8:30 a.m at the adult softball fields located at the Englewood Sports Complex. The league starts in January and runs through the middle of March. The mission of the league is to provide recreational softball for men over the age of 60. There are three divisions Â… Gold Division (over 60 years old); Silver Division (over 67 years old); Bronze Division (over 67 years old Â… players with declining skills). Practices are conducted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to come out to practice, meet the players, sharpen their softball skills, and have some fun. Registration forms for the 2019 season are available at the Englewood Sports Complex office building. For more information you can access the following website at http://englewoodseniorsoftball. weebly.com or call 941-460-9645. TUESDAY VolleyballLemon Bay at Island Coast 7 p.m. Charlotte vs. Ida Baker, 7 p.m. North Port vs. Community Christian, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte Â… Volleyball at North Fort Myers, 7 p.m. GolfCharlotte boys at North Port, 3:30 p.m. Venice girls at Venice at Capri Isles, 3:30 p.m. Venice boys golf at North Port at Charlotte National, 3:30 p.m. SwimmingPort Charlotte vs. Evangelical, 6 p.m.WEDNESDAY GolfLemon Bay Boys at Sara Bay Invitational, 3:30 Lemon Bay Girls at The River Club, 3:30 Port Charlotte golf vs. Hardee, 4 p.m. SwimmingLemon Bay at Venice, 5:30 p.m. Port Charlotte at Cape Coral, 9 a.m. Venice Senior Night Lemon Bay/North Port at Venice, 6 p.m. VolleyballVenice vs. Riverview, 7 p.m, AREA SPORTS BRIEFFROM PAGE 1
Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018AMERICAN LEAGUEx-clinched division y-clinched wild cardNATIONAL LEAGUEz-clinched playoff berth x-clinched division y-clinched wild card EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY x-Boston 107 54 .665 Â„ Â„ 4-6 L-3 56-24 51-30 y-New York 100 61 .621 7 Â„ 7-3 W-3 53-28 47-33 Tampa Bay 89 72 .553 18 7 4-6 W-1 50-30 39-42 Toronto 73 88 .453 34 23 4-6 L-1 40-41 33-47 Baltimore 46 114 .288 60 50 3-7 L-2 27-52 19-62 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY x-Cleveland 90 70 .563 Â„ Â„ 6-4 W-1 49-32 41-38 Minnesota 76 84 .475 14 20 7-3 W-4 47-32 29-52 Detroit 64 96 .400 26 32 3-7 L-3 38-43 26-53 Chicago 62 98 .388 28 34 3-7 L-3 30-51 32-47 Kansas City 57 103 .356 33 39 5-5 L-1 31-48 26-55 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY x-Houston 102 58 .638 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-2 46-35 56-23 y-Oakland 96 64 .600 6 Â„ 6-4 L-1 50-31 46-33 Seattle 87 73 .544 15 9 4-6 W-1 43-36 44-37 Los Angeles 79 81 .494 23 17 5-5 W-4 41-38 38-43 Texas 67 93 .419 35 29 3-7 L-1 34-47 33-46 EAST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY x-Atlanta 90 71 .559 Â„ Â„ 7-3 L-1 43-38 47-33 Washington 81 79 .506 8 8 5-5 L-1 41-40 40-39 Philadelphia 79 82 .491 11 11 1-9 W-1 48-32 31-50 New York 75 85 .469 14 14 5-5 L-1 35-44 40-41 Miami 63 96 .396 26 26 5-5 W-1 38-43 25-53 CENTRAL DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY z-Chicago 94 67 .584 Â„ Â„ 5-5 L-1 50-30 44-37 z-Milwaukee 93 67 .581 Â„ 8-2 W-5 49-30 44-37 St. Louis 88 73 .547 6 2 5-5 W-1 43-38 45-35 Pittsburgh 81 79 .506 12 8 5-5 L-1 44-36 37-43 Cincinnati 67 94 .416 27 23 3-7 W-1 37-43 30-51 WEST DIVISION TEAM W L PCT. GB WCGB L10 STR HOME AWAY z-Colorado 90 70 .563 Â„ Â„ 8-2 W-8 46-33 44-37 z-Los Angeles 90 71 .559 Â„ 7-3 W-2 44-37 46-34 Arizona 81 79 .506 9 8 3-7 L-1 40-41 41-38 San Francisco 73 88 .453 17 17 2-8 L-3 42-38 31-50 San Diego 65 95 .406 25 24 5-5 W-2 30-49 35-46 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLCARDINALS 2, CUBS 1 S T. LOUIS AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Carpenter 1b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .258 Martinez rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .303 OÂNeill rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 DeJong ss 4 0 1 1 0 2 .238 Ozuna lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .280 Molina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Gyorko 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Bader cf 3 1 0 0 0 1 .264 Munoz 2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .276 W ong 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Mikolas p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Martinez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 T OTALS 29 2 3 2 2 11 CHICAGO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Murphy 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .299 Zobrist rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .309 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .278 Baez ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .289 Heyward cf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .272 Bryant 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .274 Happ lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Caratini c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Hamels p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .120 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 a-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T OTALS 31 1 5 0 0 6 S T. LOUIS 000 110 000Â„2 3 1 CHICAGO 100 000 000Â„1 5 1 a-grounded out for Cishek in the 8th. E Â„ Munoz (18), Caratini (2). LOB Â„ St. Louis 5, Chicago 3. RBIs Â„ Carpenter (81), DeJong (67). Runners left in scoring position Â„ St. Louis 3 (Martinez, Gyorko, Bader); Chicago 1 (Heyward). RISP Â„ St. Louis 2 for 9; Chicago 0 for 2. LIDP Â„ Zobrist, Bryant. DP Â„ St. Louis 2 (Carpenter), (Gyorko, Munoz). S T. LOUIS IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mikolas, W, 18-4 8 5 1 0 0 6 99 2.83 Martinez, S, 5-5 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 3.11 CHICAGO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hamels, L, 9-12 7 3 2 1 2 8 104 3.78 Cishek 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.19 Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 2 19 2.60 HBP Â„ Hamels 2 (Bader,Molina). Umpires Â„ Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Dan Bellino; Third, Adam Hamari. T Â„ 2:25. A Â„ 40,784 (41,649). Y ANKEES 8, RED SOX 5NEW YORK AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Gardner lf-cf 4 1 0 0 1 0 .238 McCutchen rf-lf 5 0 2 0 0 2 .255 Hicks cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .249 1-Wade pr-rf 2 1 0 0 0 1 .169 S tanton dh 4 1 3 2 0 1 .266 c-Higashioka ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .169 Gregorius ss 3 2 1 0 0 1 .268 Hechavarria ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .248 A ndujar 3b 5 1 2 2 0 0 .297 Bird 1b 5 1 2 1 0 2 .199 Romine c 4 0 1 1 0 2 .244 T orres 2b 2 1 1 2 1 1 .274 T orreyes 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 T OTALS 41 8 13 8 2 12 BOSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Benintendi lf 3 0 2 1 0 0 .290 Lin cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 .254 Holt ss 5 1 2 2 0 2 .274 Martinez dh 2 0 0 0 0 2 .329 a-Travis ph-dh 3 0 1 0 0 2 .200 Devers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .241 b-Phillips ph-3b 1 1 0 0 1 1 .143 Moreland 1b 4 0 1 0 1 1 .244 Kinsler 2b 2 1 1 0 3 0 .242 Bradley Jr. cf-rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .231 S wihart rf-lf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .232 V azquez c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .207 T OTALS 37 5 10 5 5 14 NEW YORK 100 330 100Â„8 13 0 BOSTON 010 100 012Â„5 10 2 a-struck out for Martinez in the 5th. bw alked for Devers in the 8th. c-Â”ied out for S tanton in the 9th. 1-ran for Hicks in the 5th. E Â„ Devers (24), Bradley Jr. (6). LOB Â„ New York 8, Boston 11. 2B Â„ Stanton (34), A ndujar 2 (46), Bird (16), Kinsler (26), Bradley Jr. (32), Swihart (10), Lin (6). HR Â„ T orres (24), off Rodriguez; Stanton (38), off W right; Holt (7), off Holder. RBIs Â„ Stanton 2 (100), Andujar 2 (92), Bird (38), Romine (42), Torres 2 (77), Benintendi (87), Holt 2 (45), Bradley Jr. (59), Swihart (18). SB Â„ Kinsler (16), Bradley Jr. (17), Vazquez (4). Runners left in scoring position Â„ New Y ork 5 (Stanton 2, Gregorius, Bird, Torres); Boston 7 (Holt 2, Moreland, Bradley Jr., V azquez 3). RISP Â„ New York 3 for 11; Boston 3 for 17. Runners moved up Â„ Hicks, Romine, Bradley J r., Swihart. NEW YORK IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA German 1.1 3 1 1 1 3 36 5.57 T arpley .2 0 0 0 0 1 14 3.68 Lynn, W, 10-10 3 2 1 1 1 4 50 4.77 Gray 2 1 0 0 0 3 31 4.90 Kahnle 1 1 1 1 2 0 29 6.56 Holder .1 3 2 2 0 1 14 3.14 Chapman, S, 32-34 .2 0 0 0 1 2 15 2.45 BOSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Eovaldi 2 1 1 0 0 4 37 3.81 Rodriguez, L, 12-5 2 4 3 3 2 2 44 3.85 Workman 1 4 3 3 0 2 20 3.27 Hembree 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 4.20 Wright 1 2 1 1 0 2 16 2.68 V elazquez 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 26 3.18 S cott .1 0 0 0 0 1 7 8.10 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Tarpley 2-0, Chapman 1-0, Scott 1-0. HBP Â„ German (Vazquez). Umpires Â„ Home, Manny Gonzalez; First, Nic Lentz; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Laz Diaz. T Â„ 3:40. A Â„ 36,375 (37,731).REDS 3, PIRATES 0PITTSBURGH AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Frazier rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 Reyes rf-lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Marte cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .276 Bell 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .262 Dickerson lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .300 c-Osuna ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Kang 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .400 Harrison 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .250 Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 Newman ss 2 0 1 0 0 1 .207 Stallings c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .216 Taillon p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .070 a-Kramer ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .147 Crick p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Vazquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 32 0 6 0 2 6 CINCINNATI AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Peraza ss 3 0 0 1 0 0 .290 Williams rf 3 0 3 0 0 0 .298 d-Ervin ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .251 Votto 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .285 Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Suarez 3b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .284 Schebler lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .257 Barnhart c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Herrera 2b 3 1 1 0 0 2 .179 Trahan 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Lorenzen p 2 0 1 1 0 1 .300 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Guerrero ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Dixon 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 Hamilton cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .235 TOTALS 29 3 7 3 0 12 PITTSBURGH 000 000 000Â„0 6 0 CINCINNATI 001 200 00XÂ„3 7 0 a-struck out for Taillon in the 7th. b-struck out for Hernandez in the 7th. c-grounded out for Dickerson in the 8th. d-struck out for Williams in the 8th. LOB Â„ Pittsburgh 7, Cincinnati 3. 2B Â„ Marte (31), Herrera (5). 3B Â„ Hamilton (9). HR Â„ Suarez (34), off Taillon. RBIs Â„ Peraza (58), Suarez (104), Lorenzen (10). CS Â„ Williams (2). SF Â„ Peraza. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Pittsburgh 4 (Harrison 2, Taillon, Reyes); Cincinnati 1 (Hamilton). RISP Â„ Pittsburgh 1 for 6; Cincinnati 1 for 2. Runners moved up Â„ Mercer, Stallings. LIDP Â„ Bell. DP Â„ Cincinnati 1 (Peraza). PITTSBURGH IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Taillon, L, 14-10 6 7 3 3 0 7 89 3.20 Crick 1 0 0 0 0 3 12 2.39 Vazquez 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 2.74 CINCINNATI IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lorenzen, W, 4-2 5.2 5 0 0 2 2 73 3.11 Hernandez, H, 15 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 16 2.57 Hughes, H, 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.96 Iglesias, S, 30-34 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 2.41 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Hernandez 3-0. WP Â„ Hernandez. Umpires Â„ Home, Chris Conroy; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Brian OÂNora. T Â„ 2:17. A Â„ 42,630 (42,319).ASTROS 4, ORIOLES 3HOUSTON AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Springer cf 3 2 1 2 2 0 .266 Correa ss 5 1 2 2 0 1 .239 Reddick rf 5 0 3 0 0 0 .243 Gonzalez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .249 White 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .282 Gattis dh 3 0 0 0 0 2 .228 a-Stassi ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .228 Davis 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .178 Maldonado c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Kemp lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .266 TOTALS 36 4 10 4 3 10 BALTIMORE AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Mullins cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Villar 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .260 Jones dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 .281 Mancini 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .242 1-Andreoli pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 Beckham ss 4 1 2 0 0 2 .229 Nunez 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .257 Stewart rf 4 1 1 3 0 2 .243 Rickard lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .244 Joseph c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .221 TOTALS 32 3 7 3 2 11 HOUSTON 000 003 001Â„4 10 0 BALTIMORE 000 000 300Â„3 7 0 a-struck out for Gattis in the 8th. 1-ran for Mancini in the 9th. LOB Â„ Houston 8, Baltimore 4. 2B Â„ Correa (20), Jones (35), Beckham (16). HR Â„ Springer (22), off Bundy; Correa (15), off Bundy; Stewart (3), off Smith. RBIs Â„ Springer 2 (71), Correa 2 (65), Stewart 3 (10). Runners left in scoring position Â„ Houston 4 (Correa, Reddick, Gattis, Davis); Baltimore 2 (Mancini, Stewart). RISP Â„ Houston 0 for 6; Baltimore 1 for 4. Runners moved up Â„ Gonzalez, Nunez. LIDP Â„ White. GIDP Â„ Nunez. DP Â„ Houston 2 (Correa, White), (Davis, White); Baltimore 1 (Mancini). HOUSTON IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Verlander 6 3 0 0 1 10 99 2.52 Smith, BS, 2-2 1 2 3 3 1 0 24 3.74 Harris, W, 5-3 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 3.49 Rondon, S, 15-22 1 2 0 0 0 1 11 3.20 BALTIMORE IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bundy 6 6 3 3 1 7 99 5.45 Carroll 1 1 0 0 1 1 16 9.00 Gilmartin, L, 1-1 2 3 1 1 1 2 41 3.00 WP Â„ Verlander. Umpires Â„ Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Chris Segal; Second, Chad Whitson; Third, Bill Miller. T Â„ 2:58.DODGERS 10, GIANTS 6LOS ANGELES AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Pederson lf 2 1 1 1 1 1 .248 c-Taylor ph-lf 3 2 2 1 0 1 .253 Turner 3b 5 1 0 0 1 0 .312 Muncy 1b 6 0 2 2 0 1 .260 Machado ss 5 0 2 1 1 0 .296 Bellinger cf 6 0 1 1 0 0 .261 Puig rf 5 2 2 1 1 2 .268 Grandal c 4 1 2 0 1 1 .243 K.Hernandez 2b 4 2 3 1 1 0 .251 Kershaw p 1 0 1 2 1 0 .239 b-Toles ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .233 Madson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Freese ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .045 Maeda p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .094 e-Kemp ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .285 Rosscup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --TOTALS 44 10 18 10 7 6 SAN FRANCISCO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Pence rf 4 2 2 1 0 1 .229 Panik 2b 3 0 1 3 0 0 .254 Longoria 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .243 Hundley c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .244 Crawford ss 3 2 0 0 1 0 .255 Garcia 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .300 G.Hernandez cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .236 Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Okert p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --f-Tomlinson ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 g-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 Blanco lf-cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .220 Rodriguez p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .094 Blach p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .034 a-Avelino ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 Black p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Holland p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .057 Hanson lf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .252 TOTALS 34 6 9 6 1 9 LOS ANGELES 110 300 014Â„10 18 0 SAN FRANCISCO 012 020 001Â„6 9 1 a-singled for Blach in the 5th. b-singled for Kershaw in the 6th. c-struck out for Pederson in the 6th. d-lined out for Madson in the 7th. e-singled for Maeda in the 9th. f-pinch hit for Okert in the 9th. g-lined out for Tomlinson in the 9th. E Â„ Garcia (1). LOB Â„ Los Angeles 14, San Francisco 3. 2B Â„ Muncy (17), Grandal (23), K.Hernandez (16), Pence 2 (11), Blanco (7). 3B Â„ Muncy (2), Machado (3). HR Â„ Pederson (25), off Rodriguez; Puig (23), off Rodriguez. RBIs Â„ Pederson (56), Muncy 2 (75), Machado (106), Bellinger (74), Puig (63), K.Hernandez (50), Kershaw 2 (7), Taylor (63), Pence (24), Panik 3 (24), G.Hernandez (40), Blanco (12). SB Â„ Bellinger (14), Toles (1). CS Â„ G.Hernandez (5). SF Â„ Panik. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Los Angeles 9 (Muncy 3, Bellinger, Puig 2, Grandal, Freese 2); San Francisco 1 (Hanson). RISP Â„ Los Angeles 6 for 16; San Francisco 3 for 4. Runners moved up Â„ Turner, Garcia. GIDP Â„ Turner, K.Hernandez. DP Â„ San Francisco 2 (Crawford, Panik, Garcia), (Crawford, Panik, Garcia). LOS ANGELES IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kershaw 5 8 5 5 0 4 79 2.73 Madson 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.47 Wood, W, 9-7 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 21 3.68 Maeda, H, 5 .2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.83 Rosscup .1 0 1 1 1 1 10 4.76 Jansen .2 1 0 0 0 1 16 2.80 SAN FRANCISCO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Rodriguez 3 6 5 5 3 1 69 2.81 Blach 2 1 0 0 1 2 26 4.25 Black 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 6.17 Watson 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.59 Holland .2 2 0 0 1 0 8 3.61 Melancon, L, 1-4 1 2 1 1 0 0 16 3.23 Smith 1 4 4 4 2 1 29 2.55 Okert .1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 Rodriguez pitched to 3 batters in the 4th. Black pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored Â„ Jansen 1-1, Blach 2-2, Watson 2-0, Melancon 3-0, Smith 1-0, Okert 3-1. WP Â„ Kershaw, Melancon. Umpires Â„ Home, Gerry Davis; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Pat Hoberg; Third, Ed Hickox. T Â„ 3:33. A Â„ 41,768 (41,915).RAYS 4, BLUE JAYS 3TORONTO AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Berti 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .273 Davis cf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .174 Diaz 3b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .266 Grichuk dh 3 0 1 0 1 2 .245 Tellez 1b 3 0 0 1 0 2 .303 Hernandez lf 2 1 1 1 1 1 .241 a-McKinney ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Jansen c 3 0 0 0 0 3 .247 b-McGuire ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .310 Urena ss 4 0 0 0 0 4 .292 Alford rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .105 c-Smoak ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 TOTALS 31 3 5 3 4 18 TAMPA BAY AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Smith cf-rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .296 Pham lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .271 Adames ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .275 Cron 1b 3 1 1 1 1 0 .256 Lowe 2b 3 0 1 1 1 2 .240 Gomez rf-cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .208 Meadows dh 2 1 1 1 1 0 .291 Sucre c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .209 Velazquez 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .300 TOTALS 29 4 9 4 4 4 TORONTO 100 001 001Â„3 5 0 TAMPA BAY 010 001 20XÂ„4 9 0 a-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. bhomered for Jansen in the 9th. c-struck out for Alford in the 9th. LOB Â„ Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 5. 2B Â„ Velazquez (1). HR Â„ Hernandez (22), off Castillo; McGuire (2), off Romo; Cron (30), off Borucki; Meadows (6), off Borucki. RBIs Â„ Tellez (14), Hernandez (57), McGuire (4), Smith (39), Cron (74), Lowe (24), Meadows (17). SB Â„ Berti (1), Pham (14). CS Â„ Lowe (1). SF Â„ Tellez. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Toronto 3 (Hernandez, Jansen 2); Tampa Bay 2 (Gomez, Meadows). RISP Â„ Toronto 0 for 3; Tampa Bay 2 for 5. Runners moved up Â„ Cron. GIDP Â„ Pham. DP Â„ Toronto 1 (Urena, Berti, Tellez). TORONTO IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Borucki, L, 4-6 6.2 7 4 4 3 3 94 3.87 Mayza .1 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.28 Paulino 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 1.35 TAMPA BAY IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Snell 5 3 1 1 4 10 82 1.89 Castillo, W, 4-2 2 1 1 1 0 4 33 3.18 Roe, H, 31 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.58 Romo, S, 25-33 1 1 1 1 0 3 23 4.14 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Mayza 1-1. PB Â„ Sucre (7). Umpires Â„ Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Will Little; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Mark Carlson. T Â„ 2:38. A Â„ 13,221 (42,735).PHILLIES 3, BRAVES 0ATLANTA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Acuna lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .293 Inciarte cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264 Freeman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .310 Markakis rf 1 0 1 0 3 0 .298 Camargo 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .272 Suzuki c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Albies 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .263 Culberson ss 1 0 0 0 1 0 .273 Sanchez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .024 Venters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Winkler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Ruiz ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Toussaint p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 TOTALS 28 0 2 0 5 10 PHILADELPHIA AB R H BI BB SO AVG. Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 2 0 0 .253 Santana 3b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .228 Herrera rf-lf 4 0 0 1 0 0 .255 Hoskins 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .245 Quinn cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .273 Cozens lf 1 0 0 0 1 1 .167 Bautista dh-rf 1 1 0 0 1 1 .199 Kingery ss 3 1 1 0 1 2 .228 Alfaro c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Knapp c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .201 Nola p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .048 a-Ramos ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .307 1-Williams pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .256 Neris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Dominguez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 TOTALS 26 3 5 3 7 10 ATLANTA 000 000 000Â„0 2 0 PHILADELPHIA 000 000 30XÂ„3 5 1 a-pinch hit for Nola in the 7th. b-struck out for Winkler in the 8th. 1-ran for Ramos in the 7th. E Â„ Santana (11). LOB Â„ Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 8. 2B Â„ Hoskins (37). RBIs Â„ Hernandez 2 (59), Herrera (71). SB Â„ Quinn (10). CS Â„ Quinn (4). S Â„ Quinn, Knapp. Runners left in scoring position Â„ Atlanta 4 (Albies 2, Sanchez 2); Philadelphia 5 (Quinn 3, Kingery, Alfaro). RISP Â„ Atlanta 0 for 4; Philadelphia 1 for 8. Runners moved up Â„ Suzuki, Herrera. GIDP Â„ Freeman, Sanchez. DP Â„ Philadelphia 2 (Kingery, Santana, Hoskins), (Santana, Kingery, Hernandez). ATLANTA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez 6 3 0 0 3 7 95 2.83 Venters, L, 5-2 .2 2 3 3 3 0 14 3.71 Winkler .1 0 0 0 1 0 10 3.43 Toussaint 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 4.03 PHILADELPHIA IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nola, W, 17-6 7 2 0 0 4 8 88 2.37 Neris, H, 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 5.21 Dominguez, S, 15-19 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 3.00 Inherited runners-scored Â„ Winkler 2-0. HBP Â„ Nola (Culberson). WP Â„ Nola. Umpires Â„ Home, Jordan Baker; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, Jerry Layne. T Â„ 2:43. A Â„ 30,886 (43,647).STATISTICAL LEADERSAMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Betts, Boston, .346; Martinez, Boston, .329; Trout, Los Angeles, .315; Altuve, Houston, .314; Brantley, Cleveland, .309; MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, .303; Segura, Seattle, .301; Wendle, Tampa Bay, .300; Castellanos, Detroit, .298; Andujar, New York, .297. RUNS: Betts, Boston, 128; Lindor, Cleveland, 127; Martinez, Boston, 109; Ramirez, Cleveland, 108; Bregman, Houston, 104; Benintendi, Boston, 103; Springer, Houston, 102; Stanton, New York, 102; Trout, Los Angeles, 101; Chapman, Oakland, 99. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 127; Davis, Oakland, 121; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 106; Ramirez, Cleveland, 105; Bregman, Houston, 103; Bogaerts, Boston, 101; Stanton, New York, 100; Cruz, Seattle, 97; Lowrie, Oakland, 97; 3 tied at 92. HITS: MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, 189; Martinez, Boston, 186; Castellanos, Detroit, 182; Lindor, Cleveland, 182; Betts, Boston, 179; Segura, Seattle, 175; Brantley, Cleveland, 174; Bregman, Houston, 170; Andujar, New York, 169; Haniger, Seattle, 169. DOUBLES: Bregman, Houston, 51; Betts, Boston, 47; Andujar, New York, 46; Castellanos, Detroit, 45; Bogaerts, Boston, 44; Chapman, Oakland, 42; Lindor, Cleveland, 42; MerriÂ“eld, Kansas City, 42; Benintendi, Boston, 41; Piscotty, Oakland, 41. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Yelich, Milwaukee, .322; Freeman, Atlanta, .312; Rendon, Washington, .311; Cain, Milwaukee, .310; Gennett, Cincinnati, .310; Zobrist, Chicago, .309; Martinez, St. Louis, .303; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .300; Markakis, Atlanta, .297; Arenado, Colorado, .296. RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 116; Yelich, Milwaukee, 114; Carpenter, St. Louis, 110; Albies, Atlanta, 105; Harper, Washington, 101; Turner, Washington, 101; Arenado, Colorado, 100; Baez, Chicago, 98; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 95; Freeman, Atlanta, 94. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 111; Yelich, Milwaukee, 106; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 105; Arenado, Colorado, 105; Story, Colorado, 105; Suarez, Cincinnati, 104; Harper, Washington, 100; Rizzo, Chicago, 99; Freeman, Atlanta, 98; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 95. HITS: Freeman, Atlanta, 191; Markakis, Atlanta, 184; Peraza, Cincinnati, 182; Yelich, Milwaukee, 182; Gennett, Cincinnati, 181; Blackmon, Colorado, 176; Turner, Washington, 176; Baez, Chicago, 173; Arenado, Colorado, 171; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 171. DOUBLES: Freeman, Atlanta, 44; Rendon, Washington, 44; Markakis, Atlanta, 43; Story, Colorado, 42; Carpenter, St. Louis, 41; Albies, Atlanta, 40; Baez, Chicago, 39; Arenado, Colorado, 38; Cabrera, Philadelphia, 36; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 36. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 12; Baez, Chicago, 9; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 9; Desmond, Colorado, 8; Nimmo, New York, 8; Rosario, New York, 8; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; 4 tied at 7.BOX SCORES ROUNDUP/MATCHUPSCardinals 2, Cubs 1: Miles Mikolas outpitched Cole Hamels with eight sparkling innings. Yankees 8, Red Sox 5: Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton connected as the New York Yankees broke the major league record for home runs in a season and reached 100 wins with a victory over the Boston Red Sox. Reds 3, Pirates 0: Michael Lorenzen singled home a run and got his Â“rst victory as a starter since 2015. Astros 4, Orioles 3, Game 1: Justin Verlander looked playoff-ready in a 10-strikeout performance. Dodgers 10, Giants 6: The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseballÂs Â“nal playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning and beating the San Francisco Giants. Rays 4, Blue Jays 3: C.J. Cron and Austin Meadows homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays, though Blake Snell failed to win his 10th straight start. Phillies 3, Braves 0: Aaron Nola pitched seven shutout innings and Cesar Hernandez had a two-run single in the seventh inning to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap a ninegame losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. LATE Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Detroit at Milwaukee Cleveland at Kansas City Houston at Baltimore, 2nd game Oakland at L.A. Angels Texas at Seattle Miami at N.Y. Mets Washington at Colorado Arizona at San DiegoTODAYÂS PITCHING COMPARISONNATIONAL LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Gausman (R) 10-10 3.93 13-17 1-1 16.2 5.40 Philadelphia Suarez (L) 3:05p 1-1 6.00 1-1 1-1 9.0 8.00 Los Angeles Buehler (R) 7-5 2.76 13-9 1-0 20.0 0.90 San Francisco Suarez (L) 3:05p 7-12 4.22 12-16 1-2 18.2 3.38 Arizona Ray (L) 6-2 3.91 11-12 1-0 16.1 2.20 San Diego Lucchesi (L) 3:10p 8-9 4.14 10-15 1-1 13.2 8.56 Miami Alcantara (R) 2-2 4.00 2-3 0-2 15.0 6.60 New York Syndergaard (R) 3:10p 12-4 3.22 15-9 1-1 17.0 1.59 Pittsburgh TBD ( ) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Cincinnati Romano (R) 3:10p 8-11 5.37 13-11 1-1 12.2 8.53 Washington Scherzer (R) 18-7 2.53 22-11 1-1 18.0 5.00 Colorado TBD ( ) 3:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 St. Louis Flaherty (R) 8-8 3.16 11-16 0-2 16.0 5.06 Chicago Montgomery (L) 3:20p 5-6 3.99 9-9 1-1 14.0 5.14AMERICAN LEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Houston Morton (R) 15-3 3.18 18-11 2-0 12.0 3.75 Baltimore TBD ( ) 3:05p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 New York Severino (R) 19-8 3.39 24-8 2-1 17.2 2.04 Boston Porcello (R) 3:05p 17-7 4.33 21-11 1-0 15.2 5.74 Oakland TBD ( ) 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Los Angeles Shoemaker (R) 3:07p 2-2 4.82 4-2 0-2 12.1 6.57 Toronto Estrada (R) 7-14 5.64 12-16 0-3 13.1 8.78 Tampa Bay TBD ( ) 3:10p 0-0 0.00 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.00 Chicago Covey (R) 5-13 5.06 5-15 0-1 16.1 2.76 Minnesota Littell (R) 3:10p 0-2 6.61 0-1 0-1 3.0 18.00 Texas Gallardo (R) 8-7 6.40 10-7 0-3 13.1 7.43 Seattle Elias (L) 3:10p 2-1 2.93 1-2 0-1 10.1 6.10 Cleveland Carrasco (R) 16-10 3.42 17-12 0-1 21.2 2.08 Kansas City Skoglund (L) 3:15p 1-5 5.40 4-8 0-0 13.1 1.35INTERLEAGUE 2018 TEAM LAST THREE STARTS TEAMS PITCHERS TIME W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Detroit Turnbull (R) 0-1 5.73 1-1 0-1 10.0 6.30 Milwaukee Anderson (R) 3:10p 9-8 3.93 16-14 0-1 12.2 3.55 KEY: TEAM REC-TeamÂs Record in games started by todayÂs pitcher. FRIDAYÂS GAMES American League Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 1st game Houston 2, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 11, Boston 6 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 6 Minnesota 12, Chicago White Sox 4, 2nd game Cleveland 14, Kansas City 6 L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 5 Seattle 12, Texas 6 National League Chicago Cubs 8, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 10, Philadelphia 2 Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Colorado 5, Washington 2 San Diego 3, Arizona 2, 15 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 1 Interleague Milwaukee 6, Detroit 5MLB CALENDAROct. 2-3: Wild-card games. Oct. 4: Division Series start. Oct. 12: League Championship Series start. Oct. 23: World Series starts. November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, Â“fth day after World Series. November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8: General managersÂ meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15: All-Star tour of Japan. TOP TEN A MERICAN LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Betts Bos 135 518 128 179 .346 JMartinez Bos 149 566 109 186 .329 Trout LAA 138 466 101 147 .315 Altuve Hou 135 528 84 166 .314 Brantley Cle 141 563 88 174 .309 MerriÂ“eld KC 156 624 87 189 .303 Segura Sea 143 582 91 175 .301 Wendle TB 138 484 61 145 .300 Castellanos Det 155 611 86 182 .298 Andujar NYY 148 569 82 169 .297 NATIONAL LEAGUE Player G AB R H Pct. Yelich Mil 144 565 114 182 .322 FFreeman Atl 160 613 94 191 .312 Rendon Was 134 521 87 162 .311 Gennett Cin 154 584 86 181 .310 Cain Mil 138 526 88 163 .310 Zobrist ChC 136 443 65 137 .309 Martinez StL 150 528 63 161 .305 Dickerson Pit 134 501 65 150 .299 Markakis Atl 160 620 78 184 .297 Arenado Col 153 578 100 171 .296 Through early games on Sept. 29
The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEAll times EasternEAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Boston 107 54 .665 Â„ y-New York 100 61 .621 7 Tampa Bay 89 72 .553 18 Toronto 73 88 .453 34 Baltimore 46 114 .288 60 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Cleveland 90 70 .563 Â„ Minnesota 76 84 .475 14 Detroit 64 96 .400 26 Chicago 62 98 .388 28 Kansas City 57 103 .356 33 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Houston 102 58 .638 Â„ y-Oakland 96 64 .600 6 Seattle 87 73 .544 15 Los Angeles 79 81 .494 23 Texas 67 93 .419 35 x-clinched division; y-clinched wild card AL WILD CARD W L PCT GB y-New York 100 61 .621 Â„ y-Oakland 96 64 .600 Â„FridayÂs GamesMinnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 1st game Minnesota 12, Chicago White Sox 4, 2nd game Houston 2, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 11, Boston 6 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 6 Milwaukee 6, Detroit 5 Cleveland 14, Kansas City 6 L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 5 Seattle 12, Texas 6SaturdayÂs GamesN.Y. Yankees 8, Boston 5 Houston 4, Baltimore 3, 1st game Houston at Baltimore, 2nd game, late Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, late Detroit at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at Kansas City, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Texas at Seattle, lateTodayÂs GamesHouston (Morton 15-3) at Baltimore (TBD), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Severino 19-8) at Boston (Porcello 17-7), 3:05 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Pena 3-5), 3:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Covey 5-13) at Minnesota (Littell 0-2), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Turnbull 0-1) at Milwaukee (TBD), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Gallardo 8-7) at Seattle (Elias 2-1), 3:10 p.m. Toronto (Estrada 7-14) at Tampa Bay (TBD), 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carrasco 16-10) at Kansas City (Skoglund 1-5), 3:15 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB x-Atlanta 90 71 .559 Â„ Washington 81 79 .506 8 Philadelphia 79 82 .491 11 New York 75 85 .469 14 Miami 63 96 .396 26 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Chicago 94 67 .584 Â„ z-Milwaukee 93 67 .581 St. Louis 88 73 .547 6 Pittsburgh 81 79 .506 12 Cincinnati 67 94 .416 27 WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB z-Colorado 90 70 .563 Â„ Los Angeles 90 71 .559 Arizona 81 79 .506 9 San Francisco 73 88 .453 17 San Diego 65 95 .406 25 x-clinched division; z-clinched playoff berth NL WILD CARD W L PCT GB z-Milwaukee 93 67 .581 Â„ Los Angeles 90 71 .559 Â„ St. Louis 88 73 .547 2FridayÂs GamesChicago Cubs 8, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 10, Philadelphia 2 Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 6, Detroit 5 Colorado 5, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 1 San Diego 3, Arizona 2, 15 inningsSaturdayÂs GamesSt. Louis 2, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 6 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 0 Detroit at Milwaukee, late Miami at N.Y. Mets, late Washington at Colorado, late Arizona at San Diego, lateTodayÂs GamesAtlanta (Gausman 10-10) at Philadelphia (Suarez 1-1), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 7-5) at San Francisco (Suarez 7-12), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (Ray 6-2) at San Diego (Lucchesi 8-9), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Turnbull 0-1) at Milwaukee (TBD), 3:10 p.m. Miami (Alcantara 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 12-4), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Archer 6-8) at Cincinnati (TBD), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Fedde 2-3) at Colorado (TBD), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (Flaherty 8-8) at Chicago Cubs (Montgomery 5-6), 3:20 p.m.MondayÂs GameMiami at Pittsburgh, ccd.2018 POSTSEASONAll times TBAWILD CARDTuesday: National League (ESPN) Wednesday: New York vs. Oakland (TBS)DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American LeagueAll games on TBSBoston vs. New York-Oakland winnerFriday, Oct. 5: New York-Oakland winner at Boston Saturday, Oct. 6: New York-Oakland winner at Boston Monday, Oct. 8: Boston at New York-Oakland winner x -Tuesday, Oct. 9: Boston at New YorkOakland winner x -Thursday, Oct. 11: New York-Oakland winner at BostonHouston vs. ClevelandFriday, Oct. 5: Cleveland at Houston Saturday, Oct. 6: Cleveland at Houston Monday, Oct. 8: Houston at Cleveland x -Tuesday, Oct. 9: Houston at Cleveland x -Thursday, Oct. 11: Cleveland at HoustonNational LeagueFS1 and MLB NetworkChicago or Milwaukee vs. Wild Card winnerThursday: Wild card at Chicago or Milwaukee Friday, Oct. 5: Wild card at Chicago or Milwaukee Sunday, Oct. 7: Chicago or Milwaukee at Wild card x -Monday, Oct. 8: Chicago or Milwaukee at Wild card x -Wednesday, Oct. 10: Wild card at Chicago or Milwaukee Atlanta vs. Colorado or Los Angeles Thursday: Atlanta vs. Colorado or Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 5: Atlanta vs. Colorado or Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 7: Colorado or Los Angeles vs. Atlanta x -Monday, Oct. 8: Colorado or Los Angeles vs. Atlanta x -Wednesday, Oct. 10: Atlanta vs. Colorado or Los Angeles PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Miami 3 0 0 1.000 75 52 New England 1 2 0 .333 57 77 Buffalo 1 2 0 .333 50 84 N.Y. Jets 1 2 0 .333 77 58 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 49 50 Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 57 44 Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 60 63 Houston 0 3 0 .000 59 74 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 89 77 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 97 51 Cleveland 1 1 1 .500 60 59 Pittsburgh 1 1 1 .500 88 90 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 3 0 0 1.000 118 92 Denver 2 1 0 .667 61 70 L.A. Chargers 1 2 0 .333 82 93 Oakland 0 3 0 .000 52 81 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 2 1 0 .667 64 44 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 59 55 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 41 53 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 55 62 SOUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 102 91 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 104 103 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 80 85 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 2 1 0 .667 63 55 Green Bay 1 1 1 .500 70 83 Minnesota 1 2 1 .375 90 110 Detroit 1 2 0 .333 70 88 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 4 0 0 1.000 140 67 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 65 64 San Francisco 1 2 0 .333 73 89 Arizona 0 3 0 .000 20 74WEEK 4 Sept. 27L.A. Rams 38, Minnesota 31TodayÂs GamesCincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m.MondayÂs GameKansas City at Denver, 8:15 p.m. Open: Washington, CarolinaWEEK 5 ThursdayÂs GameIndianapolis at New England, 8:20 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 7Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. L.A. Rams at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8:20 p.m.Monday, Oct. 8Washington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. Open: Tampa Bay, ChicagoCOLLEGE FOOTBALLTHE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULESept. 27No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 47, North Carolina 10SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 14 No. 2 Georgia 38, Tennessee 12 No. 3 Clemson 27, Syracuse 23 No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State, late No. 5 Louisiana State vs. Mississippi, late No. 6 Oklahoma 66, Baylor 33 No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame, late No. 10 Auburn 24, Southern Mississippi 13 No. 11 Washington vs. No. 20 BYU, late No. 12 West Virginia 42, No. 25 Texas Tech 34 No. 13 Central Florida 45, Pittsburgh 14 No. 14 Michigan 20, Northwestern 17 No. 17 Kentucky vs. South Carolina, late No. 18 Texas 19, Kansas State 14 No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California, late No. 21 Michigan State 31, Central Michigan 20 Virginia Tech 31, No. 22 Duke 14 Florida 13, No. 23 Mississippi State 6RESULTS/SCHEDULEWEEK 6All times Eastern (Subject to change)Sept. 27 SOUTHNorth Carolina A&T 31, South Carolina State 16 Miami (Fla.) 47, North Carolina 10 Presbyterian 10, Lindsey Wilson 0MIDWESTNorthern Iowa 33, Indiana State 0FridayÂs Games EASTPrinceton 45, Columbia 10 Rhode Island 23, Harvard 16SOUTHTulane 40, Memphis 24FAR WESTColorado 38, UCLA 16 SaturdayÂs Games EASTArmy 42, Buffalo 13 Boston College 45, Temple 35 Brown 35, Georgetown 7 Bucknell 19, Holy Cross 16 Cincinnati 49, UConn 7 Cornell 43, Sacred Heart 24 Dartmouth 37, Penn 14 Indiana 24, Rutgers 17 Lafayette 31, Central Connecticut State 24 Marist 28, Dayton 17 Monmouth (NJ) 54, Wagner 47 St. Francis (Pa.) 59, WV Wesleyan 3 Stony Brook 29, Villanova 27 Towson 41, The Citadel 24 Yale 35, Maine 14 Ohio State (4-0) at Penn State (4-0), lateSOUTHAlabama 56, Louisiana-Lafayette 14 Alabama A&M 21, Jackson St. 16 Appalachian St. 52, South Alabama 7 Bethune-Cookman 35, Savannah St. 0 Campbell 30, North Alabama 7 Charleston Southern 48, Hampton 14 Clemson 27, Syracuse 23 Colgate 23, William & Mary 0 Drake 41, Jacksonville 9 East Carolina 37, Old Dominion 35 Elon 30, New Hampshire 9 Florida 13, Mississippi St. 6 Florida A&M 55, NC Central 14 Florida St. 28, Louisville 24 Furman 44, W. Carolina 38 Georgia 38, Tennessee 12 Georgia Southern 28, Arkansas St. 21 Georgia St. 46, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Georgia Tech 63, Bowling Green 17 Jacksonville St. 48, Austin Peay 32 James Madison 63, Richmond 10 Kennesaw St. 24, Samford 10 McNeese St. 17, Stephen F. Austin 10 Mercer 48, VMI 38 NC State 35, Virginia 21 Nicholls 50, Lamar 27 Norfolk St. 54, Delaware St. 28 Prairie View 22, Grambling St. 16 Troy 45, Coastal Carolina 21 UAB 28, Charlotte 7 UCF 45, Pittsburgh 14 Vanderbilt 31, Tennessee St. 27 Virginia Tech 31, No. 22 Duke 14 Wake Forest 56, Rice 24 Wofford 45, Gardner-Webb 14 Stephen F. Austin (1-2) at McNeese State (3-1), late FAU (2-2) at Middle Tennessee (1-2), late UT Martin (1-3) at Murray State (0-3), late Alcorn State (3-1) at Southern U. (2-2), late E. Illinois (0-4) at Tennessee Tech (0-4), late Chattanooga (4-0) at ETSU (3-1), late Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-3) at FIU (2-2), late South Carolina (2-1) at Kentucky (4-0), late Marshall (2-1) at W. Kentucky (1-3), late Northwestern State (2-1) at SE Louisiana (1-3), late Mississippi (3-1) at LSU (4-0), 9:15 p.m. MIDWESTBall St. 52, Kent St. 24 Butler 24, Morehead St. 21 Davidson 40, Valparaiso 35 Michigan 20, Northwestern 17 Michigan St. 31, Cent. Michigan 20 Missouri St. 24, Illinois St. 21 N. Dakota St. 21, S. Dakota St. 17 N. Illinois 26, E. Michigan 23, 3OT Ohio 58, UMass 42 Oklahoma St. 48, Kansas 28 Purdue 42, Nebraska 28 Texas 19, Kansas St. 14 W. Illinois 45, Youngstown St. 38 W. Michigan 40, Miami (Ohio) 39 South Dakota (1-2) at S. Illinois (1-2), late Stanford (4-0) at Notre Dame (4-0), lateSOUTHWESTOklahoma 66, Baylor 33 Sam Houston St. 34, Cent. Arkansas 31, OT Texas A&M 24, Arkansas 17 West Virginia 42, Texas Tech 34 Prairie View (2-3) vs. Grambling State (1-2), late Incarnate Word (1-2) at Abilene Christian (2-2), late Houston Baptist (1-2) at SMU (1-3), late Iowa State (1-2) at TCU (2-2), late UTEP (0-4) at UTSA (1-3), late La. Tech (2-1) at North Texas (4-0), lateFAR WESTE. Washington 34, Montana St. 17 Idaho 20, Portland St. 7 Idaho St. 56, N. Arizona 42 Liberty 52, New Mexico 43 Nevada 28, Air Force 25 North Dakota 38, N. Colorado 13 San Diego 49, Stetson 10 Washington St. 28, Utah 24 Hawaii (4-1) at San Jose State (0-3), late Boise State (2-1) at Wyoming (2-2), late Montana (3-1) at Cal Poly (1-3), late BYU (3-1) at Washington (3-1), late Oregon State (1-3) at Arizona State (2-2), late Southern Cal (2-2) at Arizona (2-2), late Oregon (3-1) at California (3-0), late Toledo (2-1) at Fresno State (2-1), lateODDSPREGAME.COM LINEMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National LeagueFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Chicago Off St. Louis Off Atlanta -130 at Philadelphia +120 at San Francisco Off Los Angeles Off Arizona -130 at San Diego +120 at Cincinnati Off Pittsburgh Off at Colorado Off Washington Off at New York -225 Miami +205American Leagueat Minnesota -138 Chicago +128 at Baltimore Off Houston Off at Boston Off New York Off at Los Angeles Off Oakland Off at Seattle -160 Texas +150 at Tampa Bay Off Toronto Off Cleveland -205 at Kansas City +185Interleagueat Milwaukee Off Detroit OffNFL TodayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG at New England 9 6 48 Miami at Indianapolis Pk 1 47 Houston at Atlanta 5 4 53 Cincinnati at Green Bay 12 9 44 Buffalo at Dallas 4 3 43 Detroit at Jacksonville 8 7 38 N.Y. Jets at Chicago 3 3 46 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 3 40 at Tennessee Seattle 3 3 39 at Arizona at Oakland 2 3 45 Cleveland at L.A.Chargers 10 10 46 San Francisco New Orleans 2 3 51 at N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh 3 3 50 BaltimoreMondayKansas City 3 4 55 at Denver Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLCOMMISSIONERÂS OFFICE Â„ Suspended Tampa Bay RHP Andrew Kittredge three games and N.Y. Yankees LHP CC Sabathia Â“ve games for their actions during ThursdayÂs game.American LeagueTEXAS RANGERS Â„ Selected the contract of LHP Brandon Mann from Nashville (PCL).National LeaguePITTSBURGH PIRATES Â„ Recalled 3B Jung Ho Kang from Indianapolis (IL).FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueGREEN BAY PACKERS Â„ Placed DL Muhammad Wilkerson on injured reserve. Signed CB Tony Brown from the practice squad and DL Deon Simon to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Â„ Released WR Corey Coleman from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueCAROLINA HURRICANES Â„ Assigned D Michal Cajkovsky and Roland McKeown, G Alex Nedeljkovic and Fs Janne Kuokkanen, Saku Maenalanen, Nicolas Roy, Patrick Brown and Greg McKegg to Charlotte (AHL). DALLAS STARS Â„ Assigned F Denis Gurianov to Texas (AHL). Recalled G Colton Point from Texas. DETROIT RED WINGS Â„ Assigned G Patrik Rybar and D Jake Chelios to Grand Rapids (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS Â„ Signed F Riley Sutter to a three-year, entry-level contract.American Hockey LeagueROCKFORD ICEHOGS Â„ Assigned Fs Radovan Bondra and Connor Moynihan and D Neil Manning to Indy (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH Â„ Assigned G Martin Ouellette to Orlando (ECHL).ECHLATLANTA GLADIATORS Â„ Released G Alex Sakellaropoulos from a tryout agreement. FORT WAYNE KOMETS Â„ Released F Danny Moynihan. KALAMAZOO WINGS Â„ Signed G Dave Desander to a tryout agreement. KANSAS CITY MAVERICKS Â„ Signed F Radoslav Illo and G Ben Halford to tryout agreements. READING ROYALS Â„ Signed G Will King.OLYMPIC SPORTSUSA SWIMMING Â„ Elected Chris Brearton, Natalie Coughlin Hall, Maya DiRado, Dr. Cecil Gordon, Jeanette Skow, Davis Tarwater, Jay Thomas, Tom Ugast and Robert Vincent to the board of directors.PRO BASKETBALLNBA PRESEASONRESULTS/SCHEDULE FridayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 108, Melbourne United 87 Charlotte 104, Boston 97SaturdayÂs GamesToronto 122, Portland 104 Beijing Ducks at Dallas, late Minnesota at Golden State, late Perth Wildcats (Australia) at Utah, lateTodayÂs GamesMiami at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Denver vs. L.A. Lakers at San Diego, 9:30 p.m. Sydney Kings (Australia) vs. L.A. Clippers at Honolulu, 9:30 p.m.MondayÂs GamesOrlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 10 p.m.PRO HOCKEYNHL PRESEASONAll times Eastern (ss-split squad) EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Detroit 8 7 1 0 14 32 24 Toronto 8 6 2 0 12 29 22 Boston 8 5 1 2 12 24 21 Tampa Bay 7 4 3 0 8 24 20 Montreal 7 4 3 0 8 21 19 Florida 7 3 4 0 6 19 27 Buffalo 7 3 4 0 6 20 24 Ottawa 6 2 4 0 4 11 17 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Carolina 5 5 0 0 10 24 8 N.Y. Islanders 8 5 3 0 10 23 20 Philadelphia 8 4 3 1 9 25 21 N.Y. Rangers 6 3 2 1 7 21 23 Columbus 7 3 4 0 6 20 28 Pittsburgh 6 2 3 1 5 24 20 New Jersey 5 1 2 2 4 12 16 Washington 6 1 3 2 4 14 22 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Dallas 6 4 1 1 9 20 15 St. Louis 6 4 2 0 8 17 13 Winnipeg 7 4 3 0 8 25 27 Minnesota 7 2 4 1 5 21 20 Colorado 5 2 3 0 4 11 21 Nashville 5 2 3 0 4 14 17 Chicago 5 1 4 0 2 15 20 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Edmonton 7 6 1 0 12 34 19 Calgary 10 4 3 3 11 38 38 Vegas 6 5 1 0 10 29 14 Arizona 6 3 2 1 7 20 20 San Jose 5 2 2 1 5 23 20 Anaheim 5 2 3 0 4 16 23 Los Angeles 7 1 5 1 3 18 29 Vancouver 6 1 5 0 2 10 26 2 points for win, 1 point for overtime loss. Top 3 teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.FridayÂs GamesColumbus 7, Pittsburgh 6 Buffalo 5, N.Y. Islanders 4 Carolina 5, Washington 4, OT Toronto 6, Detroit 2 St. Louis 3, Dallas 1 Colorado 4, Minnesota 3, OT Vegas 2, Los Angeles 0SaturdayÂs GamesEdmonton 4, Calgary 3 Philadelphia 4, Boston 1 Detroit 5, Toronto 1 Ottawa 3, Montreal 0 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 Columbus at Chicago, late Arizona at Vancouver, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, lateTodayÂs GamesNashville at Carolina, 1:30 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 3 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 6 p.m. San Jose at Vegas, 8 p.m.MondayÂs GameNew Jersey at Bern, 1:30 p.m.AUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPBANK OF AMERICA ROVAL 400 LINEUPAfter FridayÂs qualifying, race today, at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, Concord, N.C. Lap length: 2.28 miles(Car number in parentheses)1. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 106.868 mph. 2. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 106.811. 3. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 106.800. 4. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 106.596. 5. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 106.574. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 106.462. 7. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 106.332. 8. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 106.104. 9. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 105.919. 10. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 105.556. 11. (8) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 105.507. 12. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 105.409. 13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 106.060. 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 105.807. 15. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 105.788. 16. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 105.749. 17. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 105.687. 18. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 105.681. 19. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 105.302. 20. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 105.189. 21. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 105.120. 22. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 105.095. 23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 104.884. 24. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 104.709. 25. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 104.647. 26. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 104.620. 27. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 104.479. 28. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 104.352. 29. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 104.341. 30. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 104.033. 31. (15) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 103.936. 32. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 103.549. 33. (72) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 103.260. 34. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 102.716. 35. (7) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 102.677. 36. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 102.034. 37. (96) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Toyota, 101.950. 38. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 101.089. 39. (51) Stanton Barrett, Ford, 100.255. 40. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 100.071.NASCAR XFINITYDRIVE FOR THE CURE 200Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C. Lap length: 2.28 miles(Starting position in parentheses)1. (9) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 55 laps. 2. (4) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 55. 3. (1) Austin Cindric, Ford, 55. 4. (10) Ryan Preece, Toyota, 55. 5. (13) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 55. 6. (7) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 55. 7. (6) Cole Custer, Ford, 55. 8. (14) Kaz Grala, Ford, 55. 9. (3) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet, 55. 10. (2) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 55. 11. (15) Ryan Reed, Ford, 55. 12. (16) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 55. 13. (5) Alex Labbe, Chevrolet, 55. 14. (17) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 55. 15. (12) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 55. 16. (11) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 55. 17. (18) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 55. 18. (19) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 55. 19. (25) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 55. 20. (23) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 55. 21. (21) Lawson Aschenbach, Chevrolet, 55. 22. (22) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 55. 23. (29) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 55. 24. (28) Josh Bilicki, Toyota, 55. 25. (36) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 55. 26. (30) Ray Black II, Chevrolet, 55. 27. (34) David Starr, Chevrolet, 55. 28. (37) Chad Finchum, Dodge, 55. 29. (35) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 55. 30. (33) Dylan Murcott, Chevrolet, 55. 31. (40) Vinnie Miller, Chevrolet, 52. 32. (24) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 50. 33. (26) Katherine Legge, Chevrolet, 50. 34. (8) Ty Majeski, Ford, 49. 35. (32) Bayley Currey, Toyota, engine, 37. 36. (27) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, suspension, 37. 37. (20) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, accident, 34. 38. (31) Landon Cassill, Dodge, engine, 30. 39. (39) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 20. 40. (38) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, suspension, 6.Race StatisticsAverage Speed of Race Winner: 81.267 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.478 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 4 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: A. Cindric 1-13; D. Hemric 14-17; C. Briscoe 18-26; C. Bell 27-31; C. Briscoe 32-55. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Briscoe 2 times for 33 laps; A. Cindric 1 time for 13 laps; C. Bell 1 time for 5 laps; D. Hemric 1 time for 4 laps.FORMULA ONERUSSIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYINGAfter Saturday qualifying, race today, at Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia Lap length: 3.63 miles 1. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:31.387. 2. Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes, 1:31.532. 3. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Ferrari, 1:31.943. 4. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Ferrari, 1:32.237. 5. Kevin Magnussen, Denmark, Haas Ferrari, 1:33.181. 6. Esteban Ocon, France, Force India Mercedes, 1:33.413. 7. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Sauber Ferrari, 1:33.419. 8. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Force India Mercedes, 1:33.563. 9. Romain Grosjean, France, Haas Ferrari, 1:33.704. 10. Marcus Ericsson, Sweden, Sauber Ferrari, 1:35.196. 11. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:33.048. 12. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer, 1:33.247. 13. Pierre Gasly, France, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:34.383. 14. Carlos Sainz, Spain, Renault, 1:34.626. 15. Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Renault, 1:34.655. 16. Brendon Hartley, New Zealand, Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda, 1:35.037. 17. Fernando Alonso, Spain, McLaren Renault, 1:35.504. 18. Sergey Sirotkin, Russia, Williams Mercedes, 1:35.612. 19. Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgium, McLaren Renault, 1:35.977. 20. Lance Stroll, Canada, Williams Mercedes, 1:36.437.GOLFEUROPEAN TOURRYDER CUP EUROPE 10, UNITED STATES 6At Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-EnYvelines, France (All times Eastern) Yardage: 7,183; Par: 71Saturday FOURBALLS EUROPE 3, UNITED STATES 1Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, Europe, def. Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, 2 and 1. Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, 3 and 2. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed, United States, 4 and 3. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, United States, def. Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm, Europe, 2 and 1.FOURSOMES UNITED STATES 2, EUROPE 2Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, United States, 2 and 1. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, def. Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren, Europe, 3 and 2. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, United States, 5 and 4. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, United States, def. Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, Europe, 5 and 4.Friday FOURBALLS UNITED STATES 3, EUROPE 1Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, def. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, Europe, 1 up. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, def. Rory McIlroy and Thorbjorn Olesen, Europe, 4 and 2. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, United States, def. Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton, Europe, 1 up. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Patrick Reed and Tiger Woods, United States, 3 and 1.FOURSOMES EUROPE 4, UNITED STATES 0Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, Europe, def. Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, United States, 3 and 2. Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter, Europe, def. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, 4 and 2. Sergio Garcia and Alex Noren, Europe, def. Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau, United States, 5 and 4. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, Europe, def. Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, United States, 5 and 4.TodayÂs Pairings SINGLES6:05 a.m. Â„ Justin Thomas, United States, vs. Rory McIlroy, Europe 6:17 a.m. Â„ Brooks Koepka, U.S., vs. Paul Casey, Europe 6:29 a.m. Â„ Webb Simpson, U.S., vs. Justin Rose, Europe 6:41 a.m. Â„ Tiger Woods, U.S., vs. Jon Rahm, Europe 6:53 a.m. Â„ Tony Finau, U.S., vs. Tommy Fleetwood, Europe 7:05 a.m. Â„ Dustin Johnson, U.S., vs. Ian Poulter, Europe 7:17 a.m. Â„ Jordan Spieth, U.S., vs. Thorbjorn Olesen, Europe 7:29 a.m. Â„ Rickie Fowler, U.S., vs. Sergio Garcia, Europe 7:41 a.m. Â„ Phil Mickelson, U.S., vs. Franceso Molinari, Europe 7:53 a.m. Â„ Patrick Reed, U.S., vs. Tyrrell Hatton, Europe 8:05 a.m. Â„ Bubba Watson, U.S., vs. Henrik Stenson, Europe 8:17 a.m. Â„ Bryson DeChambeau, U.S., vs. Alex Noren, EuropePGA TOUR CHAMPIONSPURE INSURANCE CHAMPIONSHIPFridayÂs results from Pebble Beach, Calif. At b-Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,864; Par: 72) At h-Poppy Hills GC (Yarage: 6,898; Par: 71) Purse: $2.1 million (Scores are in par order)First RoundDavid Frost 32-34Â„66 -6b Marco Dawson 33-34Â„67 -5b Ken Tanigawa 33-34Â„67 -5b Olin Browne 33-34Â„67 -5b Hale Irwin 30-37Â„67 -5b Bernhard Langer 33-34Â„67 -4h Tom Pernice Jr. 34-33Â„67 -4h Scott McCarron 31-36Â„67 -4h Joe Durant 31-36Â„67 -4h Tom Gillis 33-35Â„68 -4b Paul Broadhurst 35-33Â„68 -4b Kirk Triplett 35-33Â„68 -4b Duffy Waldorf 33-35Â„68 -4b Doug Garwood 33-36Â„69 -3b Fran Quinn 35-34Â„69 -3b Gary Hallberg 33-35Â„68 -3h Woody Austin 35-33Â„68 -3h Billy Mayfair 34-34Â„68 -3h Scott Parel 35-34Â„69 -3b Mark Calcavecchia 34-35Â„69 -2h Kevin Sutherland 35-34Â„69 -2h Bob Estes 34-36Â„70 -2b Jay Haas 34-35Â„69 -2h Tom Byrum 35-35Â„70 -2b Fred Couples 33-36Â„69 -2h Kent Jones 33-36Â„69 -2h Carlos Franco 34-35Â„69 -2h Mike Goodes 33-36Â„69 -2h Glen Day 35-36Â„71 -1b Jerry Smith 36-35Â„71 -1b Tommy Tolles 36-35Â„71 -1b Dan Forsman 36-34Â„70 -1h Scott Dunlap 37-34Â„71 -1b Mark Brooks 35-35Â„70 -1h Mark Walker 34-36Â„70 -1h Loren Roberts 35-37Â„72 Eb Jeff Maggert 33-38Â„71 Eh Darren Clarke 36-35Â„71 Eh Stephen Ames 35-36Â„71 Eh Jerry Kelly 35-36Â„71 Eh Jeff Sluman 35-36Â„71 Eh Joey Sindelar 32-39Â„71 Eh Steve Pate 34-38Â„72 Eb Colin Montgomerie 35-36Â„71 Eh Scott Simpson 37-35Â„72 Eb Kenny Perry 39-33Â„72 Eb Paul Goydos 36-36Â„72 Eb Jesper Parnevik 35-37Â„72 Eb David McKenzie 35-36Â„71 Eh Brian Henninger 35-36Â„71 Eh Willie Wood 38-35Â„73 +1b Gene Sauers 38-34Â„72 +1h Vijay Singh 38-34Â„72 +1h Sandy Lyle 35-37Â„72 +1h Grant Waite 37-36Â„73 +1b Mark OÂMeara 36-37Â„73 +1b Russ Cochran 36-37Â„73 +1b Rocco Mediate 36-37Â„73 +1b Peter Lonard 35-38Â„73 +1b Blaine McCallister 34-38Â„72 +1h Tom Watson 37-36Â„73 +1b Larry Mize 38-36Â„74 +2b Robert Gamez 35-38Â„73 +2h John Cook 36-39Â„75 +3b Tommy Armour III 40-34Â„74 +3h Tim Petrovic 35-39Â„74 +3h Jeff Brehaut 38-36Â„74 +3h Steve Lowery 39-38Â„77 +5b Todd Hamilton 38-39Â„77 +5b Lee Janzen 40-37Â„77 +5b Chris DiMarco 40-37Â„77 +6h Ken Green 38-40Â„78 +6b Bill Glasson 41-37Â„78 +6b Dudley Hart 40-37Â„77 +6h Bob Gilder 39-38Â„77 +6h Scott Verplank 38-39Â„77 +6h Jay Don Blake 38-40Â„78 +7h Esteban Toledo 39-40Â„79 +7b Charlie Rymer 44-36Â„80 +8b Keith Huber 39-42Â„81 +9b Wes Short, Jr. 41-39Â„80 +9hTENNISATP WORLD TOUR CHENGDU OPENSaturday at Sichuan International Tennis Center, Chengdu, China Purse: $1.18 million (WT250); Surface: Hard-Outdoor MenÂs SinglesSemiÂ“nalsFabio Fognini (1), Italy, def. Taylor Fritz, United States, 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3. Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Joao Sousa (7), Portugal, 6-4, 6-4.SHENZHEN OPEN Saturday at Longgang Sports Center, Shenzhen, China Purse: $800,320 (WT250). Surface: Hard-OutdoorMenÂs Singles SemiÂ“nalsPierre-Hugues Herbert, France, def. Alex de Minaur (7), Australia, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (8). Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, def. Fernando Verdasco (5), Spain, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5).WTA TOURDONGFENG MOTOR WUHAN OPENSaturday at Wuhan Optical Valley Tennis Centre, Wuhan, China Purse: $2.75 million (Premier); Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles ChampionshipAryna Sabalenka, Belarus, def. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-3, 6-3.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipElise Mertens, Belgium, and Demi Schuurs (6), Netherlands, def. Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova (2), Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3.TASHKENT OPENSaturday at The Olympic Tennis School Tashkent, Uzbekistan Purse: $226,750 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-OutdoorWomenÂs Singles ChampionshipMargarita Gasparyan, Russia, def. Anastasia Potapova, Russia, 6-2, 6-1.WomenÂs Doubles ChampionshipOlga Danilovic, Serbia, and Tamara Zidansek, Slovenia, def. Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru (1), Romania, 7-5, 6-3.SOCCERMAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA Atlanta United FC 19 5 6 63 65 36 New York Red Bulls 18 7 5 59 55 32 New York City FC 15 9 8 53 55 41 Columbus 13 9 9 48 39 38 Philadelphia 14 12 5 47 43 45 Montreal 12 15 4 40 42 52 D.C. United 10 11 8 38 53 48 New England 8 11 11 35 44 49 Toronto FC 9 15 6 33 54 58 Chicago 8 16 7 31 46 57 Orlando City 7 18 4 25 40 66 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T PTS GF GA FC Dallas 15 6 8 53 49 38 Sporting Kansas City 15 8 6 51 54 36 Los Angeles FC 14 8 8 50 58 46 Seattle 14 11 5 47 41 32 Portland 13 9 8 47 46 45 Real Salt Lake 13 11 6 45 49 49 Los Angeles Galaxy 11 11 8 41 57 59 Vancouver 11 11 7 40 47 56 Minnesota United 11 16 3 36 45 58 Houston 8 13 8 32 47 43 Colorado 6 18 6 24 32 59 San Jose 4 18 8 20 45 63 3 points for victory, 1 point for tieSept. 26New York City FC 2, Chicago 0SaturdayÂs GamesChicago 3, Los Angeles FC 1 Seattle 4, Colorado 0 D.C. United 5, Montreal 0 Philadelphia 0, Columbus 0, tie Toronto FC 4, New England 1 Minnesota United 2, New York City FC 1 San Jose at Houston, late Vancouver at Los Angeles Galaxy, late FC Dallas at Portland, lateTodayÂs GamesAtlanta United FC at New York, 1 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Sporting Kansas City, 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 6Columbus at Montreal, 3 p.m. New England at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. Minnesota United at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Orlando City at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles FC at Colorado, 9 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m. New York Red Bulls at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 7Chicago at D.C. United, 1 p.m.2018 U.S. MENÂS TEAM RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times Eastern (Record: Won 3, Lost 1, Tied 3)Sunday, Jan. 28 Â„ United States 0, BosniaHerzogovina 0 Tuesday, March 27 Â„ United States 1, Paraguay 0 Monday, May 28 Â„ United States 3, Bolivia 0 Saturday, June 2 Â„ Ireland 1, United States 1 Saturday, June 9 Â„ United States 1, France 1 Friday, Sept. 7 Â„ Brazil 2, United States 0 Tuesday, Sept. 11 Â„ United States 1, Mexico 0 Thursday, Oct. 11 Â„ vs. Colombia at Tampa, Fla., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Â„ vs. Peru at East Hartford, Conn., 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Â„ vs. England at London, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Â„ vs. Italy at site TBA, 3 p.m.CFLCANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUEAll times Eastern EAST DIVISION W L T PTS. PF PA Ottawa 8 5 0 16 327 293 Hamilton 7 7 0 14 407 341 Montreal 3 10 0 6 218 402 Toronto 3 10 0 6 281 414 WEST DIVISION W L T PTS. PF PA Calgary 11 2 0 22 418 264 Saskatchewan 8 5 0 16 333 332 Edmonton 7 6 0 14 368 340 Winnipeg 6 7 0 12 396 330 B.C. 6 7 0 12 304 336FridayÂs GameCalgary 38, Toronto 16SaturdayÂs GamesHamilton 40, BC 10 Winnipeg at Edmonton, lateTodayÂs GameSaskatchewan at Montreal, 1 p.m.Friday, Oct. 5Winnipeg at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 6Toronto at BC, 7 p.m.
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018By NICK BAUMGARDERDETROIT FREE PRESS (TNS)EVANSTON, Ill. Â„ Michigan Â”irted with a loss on the road. Again. But unlike the season opener at Notre Dame, this comeback was completed. Karan HigdonÂs 5-yard touchdown run with 4:06 to play Saturday gave Michigan its Â“rst lead of the contest, and proved to be the winner as the Wolverines erased a 17-point deÂ“cit to win 20-17 at Northwestern. The Wolverines (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten) will return home to play Maryland next Saturday. On this day, Michigan Â“nished the game with 11 penalties for 100 yards. The Wolverines struggled with vanilla offense and sloppy defense throughout a nightmarish Â“rst half. CouldnÂt get much going through the air. CouldnÂt get much going on the ground. But found a way. Higdon Â“nished with 30 carries for 115 yards and two scores, and Patterson was 15-for-24 passing for 196 yards. He made numerous key plays on the ground, evading defenders and gaining 31 yards on seven carries. MichiganÂs defense allowed 10 points and 105 yards in the Â“rst quarter, but kept the Wildcats in check the rest of the way, as Northwestern Â“nished with 202 yards of total offense. After a poor Â“rst half, Michigan found itself down 17-7 at halftime. A productive early third-quarter drive moved 69 yards in 11 plays, but PattersonÂs throw to an open Grant Perry in the end zone was long, resulting in a Â“eld goal. Michigan got another defensive stop, leading to another lengthy drive Â„ highlighted by a 24-yard throw from Patterson to Nick Eubanks. PattersonÂs attempt for Nico Collins on a slant in the end zone went high. Quinn Nordin added another Â“eld goal in the red zone, making it 17-13 Wildcats after three quarters. After another defensive stop, Michigan had a drive stopped on a controversial holding call on Higdon that wiped out a Â“rst-down scramble from Patterson. After a punt and another hold by the defense, Patterson methodically moved the ball down the Â“eld once more, zipping in a throw for 22 yards to tight end Zach Gentry to set up Â“rst-and-goal from the 6-yard line with Â“ve minutes to play. Higdon crashed in off right tackle from Â“ve yards out to give the Wolverines their Â“rst lead of the game, 20-17, with 4:06 to play. Northwestern had one Â“nal chance with four seconds left at its own 49, but Josh Uche sacked Clayton Thorson as time expired. Northwestern dominated the Â“rst half, taking the opening drive 56 yards for a touchdown, then adding a Â“eld goal with 3:58 left in the Â“rst quarter. The Wildcats then took a botched Michigan fourth-down play and turned it into a 52-yard touchdown drive, polished off by a 3-yard scoring run from John Moten IV, putting the Wolverines down 17-0.Michigan completes comeback for win over Northwestern By JOEDY McCREARYAP SPORTS WRITERDURHAM, N.C. Â„ Ryan Willis threw for 332 yards and a career-best three touchdowns in his Â“rst start at Virginia Tech, helping the Hokies upset No. 22 Duke 31-14 on Saturday night. Willis, a transfer from Kansas taking over for injured starter Josh Jackson, was 17 of 27 with a 27-yard TD pass to Damon Hazelton, a 67-yard catchand-run score to Dalton Keene and a game-sealing 10-yarder to Phil Patterson. Humiliated in a 14-point loss at Old Dominion last week, the Hokies (2-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back strong, leading virtually all night to earn another lopsided road victory against a ranked league opponent. They routed then-No. 19 Florida State 24-3 in the opener. Daniel Jones Â„ back in the starting lineup three weeks after breaking his collar bone Â„ was 23 of 35 for 226 yards with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Noah Gray and an interception for the Blue Devils (4-1, 0-1), and Deon Jackson had a short touchdown run that cut the deÂ“cit to 24-14 early in the fourth quarter. Ranked for the Â“rst time since 2015, they were denied their Â“rst 5-0 start since 1994 and instead saw the end of a seven-game winning streak that dated to last season. Steven Peoples had a 6-yard touchdown run and Brian Johnson kicked a 28-yard Â“eld goal for the Hokies.THE TAKEAWAYVirginia Tech: These Hokies looked nothing like the crew that gave up seven touchdowns and 631 total yards Â„ the worst in a quarter-century with defensive coordinator Bud Foster Â„ at Old Dominion. This time, they held Duke to almost half of that (327). When they had the ball, Willis didnÂt look much like a backup Â„ instead teaming with his receivers to make DukeÂs young secondary look, well, young. Duke: The Blue Devils wonÂt like these parallels, easy as they are to draw. For the second straight year, a 4-0 start was wiped out by a no-show loss at home in the league opener against a high-proÂ“le Coastal Division opponent; Miami had that honor in 2017, routing Duke 31-6 a year to the day before this one. Now the challenge is to prevent a repeat of what followed that one: A sixgame losing streak that put bowl eligibility in peril.UP NEXTVirginia Tech: Plays host to No. 8 Notre Dame next Saturday. Duke: Has next weekend off to regroup and prepare for Georgia Tech on Oct. 13.Willis leads Virginia Tech to 31-14 upset of No. 22 Duke AP PHOTOVirginia TechÂs Hezekiah Grimsley reaches for a pass during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against DukeÂs Leonard Johnson. CFB: Virginia Tech 31, No. 22 Duke 14 CFB: No. 14 Michigan 20, Northwestern 17By NATHAN KINGASSOCIATED PRESSAUBURN, Ala. Â„ Jarrett Stidham threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 Auburn beat Southern Miss 24-13 on Saturday night in a game disrupted for nearly three hours by lightning. Playing behind a shufÂ”ed offensive line, Stidham completed 19 of 33 attempts, including touchdowns of 46 yards to Seth Williams and 2 yards to Chandler Cox, while enduring four sacks. The Tigers (4-1) had built a 14-3 lead in the Â“rst half before the game was delayed for two hours, 44 minutes at the 4:27 mark of the second quarter as lightning forced players and fans to take shelter. Williams Â“nished with two receptions for 60 yards, including the freshmanÂs Â“rst career score. Darius Slayton led Auburn with Â“ve catches for 91 yards. Stidham was forced to work behind a shufÂ”ing offensive line. Freshman Nick Brahms made his second straight start at center only to be replaced by Kaleb Kim, who started the teamÂs Â“rst three games. Both of AuburnÂs starting tackles were also helped to the locker room in the second half. Left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho was replaced by junior Bailey Sharp, and right tackle Jack Driscoll by freshman Calvin Ashley. The TigersÂ ground game produced just 96 yards as Auburn failed to break the 100-yard mark in back-to-back games for the Â“rst time since 2012. JaTarvious Whitlow left the game with a shoulder injury before the delay and returned without pads. Junior Kam Martin led the Tigers with 90 yards on 24 carries. Entering the game as the No. 8 passing offense in the nation, Southern Miss (2-2) relied heavily on sophomore quarterback Jack Abraham, who completed 30 of 44 passes for 215 yards, a score and two interceptions. Auburn limited the Golden Eagles to 45 yards on the ground.UP NEXTAuburn is at No. 23 Mississippi State next Saturday. Southern Miss is at North Texas on Oct. 13. CFB: No. 17 Kentucky 24, South Carolina 10 CFB: No. 10 Auburn 24, Southern Miss 13No. 10 Auburn beats Southern Miss 24-13 after long delay AP PHOTOAuburn linebacker Deshaun Davis tackles Southern Miss running back Trivenskey Mosley during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game. By GARY B. GRAVESAP SPORTS WRITERLEXINGTON, Ky. Â„ Benny Snell Jr. ran for 99 yards and one of KentuckyÂs three consecutive Â“rst-half touchdowns before the No. 17 Wildcats held on for a 24-10 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night. Kentucky (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) quashed initial concerns about a letdown following their Â“rst Top 25 ranking since November 2007 by scoring on four straight drives to lead 24-3 at halftime. The Wildcats ended up needing that cushion to offset a scoreless second half and Jake BentleyÂs 58-yard, third quarter TD pass that kept the Gamecocks (2-2, 1-2) within striking distance. Mike EdwardsÂ interception with 3:47 remaining snuffed one chance by the Gamecocks before they turned the ball over on downs in the Â“nal minute. That sealed KentuckyÂs Â“fth consecutive series win and continued its best SEC start since 1977. SnellÂs rushing yardage on 28 carries also made him the third Wildcat to break 3,000 career. His 4-yard score with 4:53 remaining in the second quarter extended his TD record to 40. Quarterback Terry Wilson and A.J. Rose ran for TDs from 1 and 24 yards as Kentucky edged South Carolina 327-321 in yardage. The Wildcats also registered four takeaways, scoring 10 points off a fumble and interception.POLL IMPLICATIONSKentuckyÂs Â“rst Top 25 presence in 11 years will last another week.THE TAKEAWAYSouth Carolina: The GamecocksÂ passing game cranked up after halftime and they were within two possessions midway in the fourth quarter. But catch-up through the air also resulted in costly interceptions by Bentley (13 of 28 passing, 148 yards), including one in the end zone. Kentucky: The Wildcats seemed headed toward a second consecutive SEC rout at the break by dominating the Gamecocks on both sides of the ball. A scoreless second half opened the door for South Carolina, but the defense came up with two timely turnovers to preserve the lead. That was enough to offset the TD that marked the first points theyÂve allowed in the third quarter this season. UP NEXTSouth Carolina hosts Missouri on Saturday to open a three-game homestand. Kentucky visits Texas A&M on Saturday in its Â“rst SEC meeting with the Aggies.Kentucky tops South Carolina to remain unbeaten AP PHOTOKentucky running back Asim Rose scores a touchdown during the Â“rst half of SaturdayÂs game.
The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 7 berth. The Panthers scored on Maurice FfrenchÂs 58-yard catch-and-run and Rafael Araujo-LopesÂ 86-yard punt return. Milton was 18 of 34 passing with no interceptions. Kenny Pickett was 16 of 26 for 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Pitt, which was limited to 109 yards rushing.THE TAKEAWAYPitt: One of the ways the Panthers had hoped to slow Milton was with an effective running game that helped them kept the UCF quarterback off the field for long stretches. That never materialized. The Knights ran 47 plays to PittÂs 28 in the opening half, outgaining the Panthers 316 yards to 114, including 119-36 rushing. UCF: While Pitt isnÂt one of the top teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the KnightsÂ dominating performance nevertheless was impressive. Milton completed passes to six different receivers and easily would have passed for even more yardage is he had been as accurate as usual on deep throws.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Knights were unbeaten last season, but not invited to the CFP after winning the AAC. They climbed three spots in the Top 25 after beating FAU and didnÂt do anything Saturday to deter an upward trend.UP NEXTPitt : Home vs. Syracuse. UCF : AAC home opener against SMU.UCF CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Â„ With new starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence knocked out of the game, Travis Etienne scored on a 2-yard run with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give No. 3 Clemson a 27-23 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Etienne had three TDs and a career-high 203 yards rushing to bail out the quarterback-depleted Tigers (5-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They went from having one too many starting-caliber QBs earlier in the week to not enough by the second half against the Orange (4-1, 1-1). Lawrence left his Â“rst career start late in the second quarter with a possible concussion. Lawrence was promoted to starter earlier in the week by coach Dabo Swinney and that prompted senior Kelly Bryant, who had started the Â“rst four games and led the Tigers to the College Football Playoff last year, to leave the team. That left one-time third-stringer Chase Brice to lead the comeback Â„ and it looked bleak when SyracuseÂs Eric Dungey bulled his way in for a 1-yard score with 12:58 remaining to make it 23-13. EtienneÂs 26-yard touchdown run with 11:08 to go drew Clemson within a Â“eld goal and Brice, a redshirt freshman with just eight career passes, directed a 94-yard scoring drive that included a 20-yard completion on fourth-and-6 to keep things going. Dungey was sacked twice by freshman Xavier Thomas on SyracuseÂs Â“nal drive. The Orange were trying for their Â“rst 5-0 start since 1987. Dungey Â“nished with two rushing touchdowns. He was 26 of 41 passing for 250 yards and an interception.No. 1 Alabama 56, LouisianaLafayette 14TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Â„ Jaylen Waddle returned a punt for a touchdown and caught two scoring passes, including a 94-yarder, for Alabama. Quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts staked the Crimson Tide (5-0) to a 49-0 halftime lead over the RaginÂ Cajuns (1-3) en route to the defending national championsÂ latest blowout. Then third-teamer Mac Jones got into the act with his 94-yarder to the freshman Waddle late in the third quarter. It tied for the second-longest TD catch in Alabama history. Alabama has scored at least 45 points Â“ve games in a row for the Â“rst time in program history. Tagovailoa completed all eight of his attempts for 128 yards and two touchdowns, mostly in the Â“rst quarter. Hurts was 4 of 6 for 118 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown to Henry Ruggs III. Ruggs caught Â“ve passes for 116 yards and two TDs. Waddle gained 138 yards on three catches and returned a punt 63 yards for a score.No. 2 Georgia 38, Tennessee 12ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Â„ DÂAndre Swift ran for two touchdowns, including a late 14-yarder, and Georgia used dominant defense to overcome a sluggish offensive start. Freshman quarterback Justin Fields scored on runs of 12 and 15 yards, and Isaac Nauta had a 31-yard fumble return for a scpore. The Bulldogs led by 12 points early in the Â“nal quarter before pulling away. Georgia (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) scored touchdowns on its last drive of the Â“rst half and opening possession after halftime but otherwise couldnÂt maintain momentum. Jake Fromm completed 16 of 22 passes for 185 yards while sharing time with Fields. Tennessee (2-3, 0-2) was held to 209 yards.No. 6 Oklahoma 66, Baylor 33NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Â„ Kyler Murray sat out OklahomaÂs Â“rst offensive series then came on to pass for 432 yards and six touchdowns. Austin Kendall opened the game, but Murray entered on the second possession and played nearly Â”awless football. His passing touchdown total tied for second-best in school history behind Baker MayÂ“eldÂs seven against Texas Tech in 2016. The school would not say why Murray didnÂt start. Murray also ran for 45 yards and a score for the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12). Marquise Brown caught Â“ve passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, CeeDee Lamb had 101 yards receiving and Lee Morris caught two touchdown passes for the Sooners. Murray completed 10 of 11 passes for 192 yards and four touchdowns in the Â“rst half to help the Sooners take a 28-9 lead. Murray threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Brown later in the third quarter, then scored on a 1-yard run on an untimed down on the last play of the period to put the Sooners up 49-23. Charlie Brewer passed for 400 yards and two touchdowns, and Denzel Mims had 11 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown for Baylor (3-2, 1-1).No. 12 West Virginia 42, No. 25 Texas Tech 34LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Â„ Will Grier threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns, Keith Washington thwarted a rally with 51-yard interception return for a score for West Virginia. Marcus Simms had nine catches for a career-high 138 yards Â„ all in the Â“rst half Â„ for his third straight 100-yard game. The Mountaineers (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) scored 28 Â“rst-quarter points. Texas Tech true freshman Alan Bowman, the nationÂs leading passer coming in, didnÂt return after getting injured in the Â“rst half when he was sandwiched on hits by Ezekiel Rose and Washington as he threw a pass. Jett Dudley had his Â“rst career touchdown pass and TD run Â“lling in for Bowman as the Red Raiders (3-2, 1-1) stayed close after trailing 35-10 at halftime. With Texas Tech driving for a potential tying score late in the fourth quarter, DuffeyÂs second interceptions was a leaping grab by Washington, who returned it for a 42-27 lead.No. 18 Texas 19, Kansas State 14MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Â„ Sam Ehlinger threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, DÂShawn Jamison returned a punt 90 yards for another score and Texas snap a Â“vegame road losing streak to Kansas State. Keaontay Ingram churned for a Â“rst down with less than three minutes to go, allowing the red-hot Longhorns (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) to run out the clock after blowing much of a 19-0 halftime lead. Skylar Thompson threw for 96 yards in relief of ineffective quarterback Alex Delton, and he led the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2) to a pair of touchdowns in the second half. But after they got the ball back with 7:12 to go, Thompson threw a pair of incompletions as Kansas State went threeand-out, and coach Bill SnyderÂs offense never got another opportunity with the ball. The Longhorns leaned on their defense in the opening half, getting a pair of sacks by Charles Omenihu Â„ one for a safety Â„ while shutting down Kansas StateÂs powerful run game.No. 21 Michigan State 31, Central Michigan 20EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Â„ Brian Lewerke ran for two touchdowns in the Â“rst half, and Michigan State overcame a slow start and an underwhelming Â“nish. The Spartans (3-1) entered with the nationÂs top-ranked run defense and held CMU (1-4) to 5 yards on the ground in the Â“rst half. Michigan State led 31-3 before letting the Chippewas rally. Connor Heyward and LaÂDarius Jefferson also ran for touchdowns for the Spartans.No. 3 Clemson rallies to beat Syracuse 27-23 AP PHOTOWest VirginiaÂs Will Grier throws down Â“eld during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. AP PHOTOClemsonÂs Travis Etienne celebrates his touchdown with Tee Higgins and Gage Cervenka during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 27-23. Francois brought the Seminoles back in the second half with touchdown passes of 55 yards to Tamorrion Terry and 25 yards to Tre McKitty. The latter score made it 24-21 with 9:55 left in the game.THE TAKEAWAYFlorida State: The Seminoles needed Murray and FrancoisÂ heroics to avoid just their second 0-3 start in ACC history, but a tough road still looms ahead. Florida State has ranked opponents Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame and Clemson on their docket. Louisville: The Cardinals offense did look improved and more efÂ“cient, but mental errors still continue to plague the unit. Pass had a couple of overthrows to open receivers downÂ“eld that could have blown open the game for Louisville. Instead, those missed opportunities allowed the Seminoles to stay in the game, and PassÂ late play proved devastating.ETHERIDGE RETURNSLouisvilleÂs defense has been hampered by the injury bug all season, but the Cardinals did get one of their playmakers back Saturday. Dorian Etheridge, who missed the last two games after injuring his ankle in the Â“rst half against Indiana State three weeks ago, started for the Cardinals and made a team-high Â“ve tackles. The sophomore linebacker was an ESPN All American last season.UP NEXTFlorida State goes on the road again and plays No. 16 Miami next Saturday. ItÂll be the third straight conference road game for the Seminoles.NOLESFROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE 1Fitzgerald Â“red a perfect pass downÂ“eld to Osirus Mitchell, but the ball bounced awkwardly off his hands and fell to the turf. The Bulldogs had one more chance late in the fourth quarter, but Fitzgerald was sacked on fourth down. Mississippi State has scored just one touchdown over the past two games. MullenÂs Gators took the Â“eld to plenty of cowbells and lots of boos before SaturdayÂs game, though the reception wasnÂt much worse than most opposing teams get in Starkville. Once the game started, highlights were limited. Both teams stuck to a conservative, ground-based offense that produced no Â“rst-half touchdowns and the Bulldogs took a 6-3 lead into halftime. THE TAKEAWAYFlorida has now won three straight games since losing to Kentucky in the second week of the season. The Gators leaned on their defense one week after the offense carried them to a 47-21 win over Tennessee. It was another ugly performance from Mississippi State, which also lost to Kentucky 28-7 last week. The Bulldogs have no rhythm offensively and are struggling to both run and pass. ItÂs obviously very early in the coach Joe Moorhead-Mississippi State marriage, but right now, itÂs a little rocky in Starkville. Mississippi State managed just 202 total yards.UP NEXTFlorida hosts LSU next Saturday. Mississippi State hosts Auburn next Saturday.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1
Page 8 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, September 30, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA thunderstorm in spots Partly cloudy and humidHIGH 92 LOW 7440% chance of rain 10% chance of rainMostly cloudy and humid with a t-storm92 / 7455% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny, a t-storm around in the p.m.90 / 7340% chance of rain TUESDAYMostly sunny, a t-storm around in the p.m.91 / 7340% chance of rain WEDNESDAYSunny and humid91 / 7120% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny, showers around in the p.m.91 / 7260% chance of rain THURSDAY 1 3 7 7 3 1 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 350-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV 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 VENICE83911001009391Air 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. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 7.57ÂŽ Normal month to date 6.68ÂŽ Year to date 56.27ÂŽ Normal year to date 43.87ÂŽ Record 1.58ÂŽ (1996) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ Month to date 5.94ÂŽ Normal month to date 6.76ÂŽ Year to date 38.76ÂŽ Normal year to date 42.60ÂŽ Record 1.58ÂŽ (1995) High/Low 92/75 Normal High/Low 90/71 Record High 94 (1974) Record Low 64 (2006) High/Low 91/76 High/Low 93/77 Normal High/Low 88/71 Record High 95 (1988) Record Low 63 (1962)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. 7.57 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 56.27 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 89 77 t 89 74 t Bradenton 91 75 pc 91 75 t Clearwater 91 77 pc 91 77 t Coral Springs 90 79 t 90 78 t Daytona Beach 89 77 t 86 77 t Fort Lauderdale 88 80 t 88 80 t Fort Myers 92 73 pc 92 72 t Gainesville 92 71 pc 89 71 t Jacksonville 87 75 t 83 73 t Key Largo 87 80 t 87 80 sh Key West 90 81 pc 90 81 sh Lakeland 90 74 pc 91 73 t Melbourne 89 78 t 89 77 t Miami 89 78 t 89 78 t Naples 91 76 pc 92 76 t Ocala 92 73 pc 89 72 t Okeechobee 87 73 pc 87 72 t Orlando 91 76 pc 89 76 t Panama City 89 72 t 88 70 t Pensacola 89 75 t 88 72 t Pompano Beach 89 81 t 89 81 t St. Augustine 87 76 t 84 77 t St. Petersburg 92 74 pc 92 73 t Sarasota 91 73 pc 91 73 t Tallahassee 91 72 t 89 71 t Tampa 93 77 pc 94 76 t Vero Beach 88 76 t 88 76 t West Palm Beach 89 78 t 89 78 t 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 6:05a 12:24a 8:51p 2:12p Mon. 6:53a 12:54a 11:01p 3:30p Today 4:42a 12:28p 7:28p 11:10p Mon. 5:30a 1:46p 9:38p 11:46p Today 3:05a 11:36a ----Mon. 3:50a 12:54p ----Today 6:37a 12:53a 9:23p 2:41p Mon. 7:25a 1:23a 11:33p 3:59p Today 2:57a 11:07a 5:43p 9:49p Mon. 3:45a 12:25p 7:53p 10:25p E 8-16 1-2 Light E 7-14 1-3 LightFt. Myers 92/73 part cldy all day Punta Gorda 93/74 part cldy afternoon Sarasota 91/73 part cldy afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLELast Oct 2 New Oct 8 First Oct 16 Full Oct 24 Today 11:31 p.m. 12:28 p.m. Monday none 1:28 p.m. Today 7:20 a.m. 7:16 p.m. Monday 7:21 a.m. 7:15 p.m. Today 10:42a 4:29a 11:10p 4:56p Mon. 11:42a 5:27a ---5:56p Tue. 12:10a 6:26a 12:41p 6:56p Monterrey 82/69 Chihuahua 85/60 Los Angeles 82/65 Washington 76/63 New York 70/60 Miami 89/78 Atlanta 83/70 Detroit 70/55 Houston 80/72 Kansas City 81/66 Chicago 66/58 Minneapolis 55/45 El Paso 92/67 Denver 73/48 Billings 41/33 San Francisco 72/56 Seattle 68/58 Toronto 58/47 Montreal 58/44 Winnipeg 40/27 Ottawa 55/43 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 09/30/18 Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon. Today Mon.Albuquerque 85 61 s 81 62 c Anchorage 58 46 s 57 43 s Atlanta 83 70 t 83 68 t Baltimore 74 60 pc 80 61 s Billings 41 33 sh 66 45 pc Birmingham 87 71 t 85 68 t Boise 70 49 pc 76 56 c Boston 69 56 s 64 58 pc Buffalo 62 52 c 63 57 r Burlington, VT 62 49 pc 60 53 sh Charleston, WV 82 62 s 83 65 pc Charlotte 81 62 pc 82 65 pc Chicago 66 58 sh 79 61 c Cincinnati 77 59 s 81 66 pc Cleveland 74 59 c 80 65 c Columbia, SC 84 66 t 85 66 pc Columbus, OH 77 60 pc 81 68 pc Concord, NH 66 48 s 61 51 sh Dallas 83 69 pc 85 69 t Denver 73 48 pc 79 56 pc Des Moines 58 52 sh 68 51 r Detroit 70 55 sh 74 65 pc Duluth 52 39 c 47 40 r Fairbanks 55 31 s 61 31 s Fargo 48 35 c 54 41 r Hartford 68 52 s 69 57 pc Helena 44 33 sn 65 46 pc Honolulu 88 76 pc 88 75 pc Houston 80 72 t 86 72 t Indianapolis 79 60 pc 82 67 s Jackson, MS 86 68 t 89 67 t Kansas City 81 66 pc 82 64 c Knoxville 83 63 t 82 65 sh Las Vegas 94 73 s 88 71 sh Los Angeles 82 65 pc 84 68 pc Louisville 80 65 s 81 70 pc Memphis 83 69 pc 86 72 t Milwaukee 60 54 sh 68 55 r Minneapolis 55 45 sh 54 43 r Montgomery 89 71 t 88 70 t Nashville 85 66 pc 82 67 t New Orleans 87 77 t 89 75 t New York City 70 60 s 74 65 pc Norfolk, VA 78 65 pc 81 67 s Oklahoma City 81 67 pc 82 67 pc Omaha 56 52 sh 70 50 c Philadelphia 73 60 s 78 64 s Phoenix 95 76 pc 86 73 r Pittsburgh 73 60 pc 79 66 pc Portland, ME 64 50 s 59 51 c Portland, OR 73 58 pc 71 55 pc Providence 69 53 s 69 60 pc Raleigh 80 60 pc 82 63 s Salt Lake City 80 53 pc 80 61 pc St. Louis 85 65 s 88 71 pc San Antonio 83 69 t 84 73 t San Diego 77 69 pc 81 70 c San Francisco 72 56 c 70 58 pc Seattle 68 58 sh 68 56 r Washington, DC 76 63 pc 82 63 s Amsterdam 61 47 pc 56 48 c Baghdad 102 73 s 104 74 s Beijing 68 56 pc 76 50 s Berlin 64 39 pc 60 41 c Buenos Aires 69 49 r 59 39 pc Cairo 94 78 pc 94 76 pc Calgary 34 27 sn 38 24 sf Cancun 87 76 t 87 77 t Dublin 54 39 pc 56 50 pc Edmonton 39 24 pc 40 26 c Halifax 62 52 pc 63 46 c Kiev 55 36 s 58 42 pc London 60 43 pc 57 45 pc Madrid 86 55 s 79 45 s Mexico City 73 54 t 74 52 t Montreal 58 44 pc 59 48 c Ottawa 55 43 c 58 45 c Paris 65 47 pc 60 41 pc Regina 38 26 c 45 32 c Rio de Janeiro 84 73 pc 86 75 c Rome 76 60 s 74 59 sh St. JohnÂs 52 40 pc 53 40 pc San Juan 88 77 sh 87 75 sh Sydney 65 52 s 69 54 s Tokyo 78 75 r 83 66 s Toronto 58 47 c 58 54 r Vancouver 58 53 r 61 52 r Winnipeg 40 27 pc 45 39 cHigh ..................... 95 at Thermal, CALow ..................... 21 at Fosston, MN(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)85A cold outbreak sent temperatures into the teens as far south as western Kansas on Sept. 30, 1985. Q: What weather system has a wall, an eye and bands?A: A hurricane Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todayÂs weather. Temperatures are todayÂs highs and tonightÂs lows. North Port 92/74 90/73 91/75 91/75 91/74 90/73 89/73 88/72 89/73 93/77 91/75 91/77 92/75 92/73 92/73 93/74 92/74 92/74 92/74 90/74 91/75 91/72 92/72 92/74 91/74 91/76 91/75 91/74 92/73 92/74 91/75 90/74 91/73 91/77 91/77 92/75 92/75 92/74Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By TIM REYNOLDSAP BASKETBALL WRITERBOCA RATON, Fla. Â„ Dwyane WadeÂs Â“rst touch of the game was a lob to set up a dunk. His Â“rst shot was a corner 3-pointer. And his Â“rst trip into the lane resulted in getting his shot swatted away. All three of those plays left him smiling. WadeÂs 16th and Â“nal season Â„ his Âlast dance,ÂŽ as he calls it Â„ got off to an unofÂ“cial start Saturday, when the Miami Heat broke training camp at Florida Atlantic University with their annual scrimmage.ÂIt was cool,ÂŽ Wade said. ÂWeÂve been working hard in practice, obviously. But to be out here today in front of some fans, getting to play in a different energy, you could see it in everybody. Guys were moving quicker. Guys were into it.ÂŽ Wade got the big cheer at the start, and his fellow 16-year veteran got the biggest cheer at the end: The Â“nal play of the scrimmage was Udonis Haslem hitting a game-winning jumper, one that gave his team a 15-13 win in the Â“nal 10-minute period. ÂItÂs always fun, man,ÂŽ Haslem said after the Â“nal shot, a play drawn up by Justise Winslow in a timeout with about 3 seconds remaining. ÂItÂs always enjoyable to win a game. I still take it seriously. I still play the game at a certain level and compete, so when you have an opportunity you want to make good.ÂŽ The ÂRed, White and Pink GameÂŽ is an annual Heat tribute to breast cancer survivors, two of whom were honored at SaturdayÂs game. Jeanine Werner is a Â“fth-grade teacher and a two-year survivor, and Michelle Rohloff is a former teacher and a three-year survivor Â„ both having beaten triple negative breast cancer. ÂItÂs very close to us,ÂŽ Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ÂWe want all the survivors to know weÂre right there with them on this Â“ght and weÂre going to continue to do more each year.ÂŽBy BARRY WHELANDPA (TNS)SAINT-QUENTINEN-YVELINES, France Â„ Europe heads into the Â“nal day of the Ryder Cup with a commanding 10-6 lead over the United States after taking six of the eight points on Saturday. The European team built on the momentum of FridayÂs foursome sweep of the U.S. by winning three of SaturdayÂs fourball matches and splitting the afternoon foursomes, 2-2. Ahead of SundayÂs 12 singles matches, captain Thomas BjornÂs side is now four-and-a-half points away from wresting the title from the Americans, who have not won on European soil since 1993. No team has managed to make up more than a four-point deÂ“cit on the Â“nal day of singles matches. Europe came back from 10-6 down to win at Medinah in 2012, and the U.S. achieved the same feat after trailing 10-6 in 1999 at Brookline, Mass. ÂItÂs been a good day,ÂŽ Bjorn said before warning against any complacency. ÂWeÂve got to take all that in, and you look at Brookline, Medinah, plenty of examples of these scorelines not meaning a lot until you get to singles,ÂŽ he said. ÂJust keep going. Keep going hard, keep going with what weÂve got, and you know, IÂve seen too many times what the singles does. ÂItÂs a completely different game tomorrow and that makes a lot of refocusing and getting back into that team room and recover. We used a lot of energy these days. We go again tomorrow. Try and focus on whatÂs ahead.ÂŽ Home team players were on scintillating morning form, and Europe equaled the record Â„ set by the United States in 1981 Â„ for the most number of points taken by any team in two consecutive Ryder Cup sessions. 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BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, September 30, 2018 Local insurance agent receives prestigious awardSpecial to Highlands News-SunSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Â„ Diana Albritton, owner and licensed agent with Albritton Insurance Services, located in Downtown Sebring, was recently in Scottsdale, Arizona to receive an AARP Annual ACES Recognition in Community Service was well as the prestigious United Health Care Agency Award. Albritton was one of only 20 agents with United Health Care in the United States to be recognized at the annual conference. Albritton along with her husband, Scott, who is also a licensed insurance agent with Albritton Insurance Services, were honored guests at the event that included an appreciation banquet, motivational leadership speakers and industry training sessions. Agents and spouses also participated in an ACES Community Service activity to support two nonprofits located in the Phoenix area. This is the fourth time Albritton has been honored at the Annual ACES Recognition Conference, which is hosted in a different location each year, in her 14 years as a licensed insurance agent. In addition to owning her own insurance agency, Diana Albritton is a 16-year breast cancer survivor and founder of Knotty Girl Loves, Inc. a non-profit that educates on the importance of monthly breast self-exams for the early detection of breast cancer. Albritton also founded the all ladies networking club, Lunch Club Wednesday, that meets bi-annual to empower, encourage and support women of all ages. COURTESY PHOTODiana Albritton, center, receives an AARP Annual ACES Recognition in Community Service award, as well as the prestigious United Health Care Agency Award, at an event in Scottsdale, Arizona.Tractor Supply to provide youth hands-on opportunitiesSpecial to Highlands News-SunSEBRING Â„ Rounding out its ninth year, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. From Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, FL Tractor Supply customers can participate in the Paper Clover fundraiser by purchasing a paper cloverÂ„the signature emblem of 4-HÂ„for a donation during checkout at stores nationwide or by making a purchase online at TractorSupply.com. Since its start in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $14 million in essential funding. This past springÂs initiative raised more than $956,000 alone, impacting more than 14,000 students. ÂTractor Supply customers and team members have believed in Paper CloverÂs mission from the beginning because they see the value 4-H brings to each of their communities,ÂŽ said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. ÂEvery Paper Clover donation supports the skills and interests of 4-H youth who are well on their way to becoming tomorrowÂs leaders.ÂŽ Fundraising efforts from Tractor SupplyÂs Paper Clover event fund scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every FL donation beneÂ“ts FL youth. Scholarships are used for camps and leaderships conferences, where attendees learn everything from animal care and woodworking to networking practices and civic responsibility. According to Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council, these hands-on learning opportunities empower kids to become true leaders in their life, career and community. ÂWhen young people have the opportunity to learn-by-doing, they grow skills that allow them to pursue their passions and contribute to the world around them,ÂŽ said Sirangelo. ÂThanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, its team members and the communities it serves, Paper Clover provides youth with the skills necessary to handle lifeÂs challenges and develop into tomorrowÂs leadersÂ„what our communities and nation ultimately need to succeed.ÂŽ FL 4-H clubs are encouraged to contact a Tractor Supply store to participate during the in-store fundraiser. Those who participate with their local store are eligible to win a $100 Tractor Supply gift card through the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes. For more information on Paper Clover or how to enter the sweepstakes, visit TractorSupply.com/4h.About Tractor Supply CompanyTractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States. With more than 28,000 team members, over 1,725 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday prices they deserve. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 1,725 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety COURTESY PHOTOFundraising eorts from Tractor SupplyÂs Paper Clover event fund scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every FL donation benets FL youth. Hartley named favorite teacherSpecial to Highlands News-SunWAUCHULA Â„ During their Back to School Charity Sale in August, Belk asked students visiting the store to nominate their favorite teacher. Student Violet Johnson of North Wauchula Elementary nominated kindergarten teacher Melissa Hartley. Belk presented the award at parent/teacher night. COURTESY PHOTOJoseph Figueroa, Belk store manager (right) awarded a $500 Belk gift card to the winning teacher, Melissa Hartley (center in pink) at North Wauchula Elementary where she teaches kindergarten. Also pictured are Cherika Richardson, Belk sales manager (left) and Violet Johnson who nominated Hartley. ServeStaff Foodhandler course offeredBy Special to Highlands News-SunSEBRING Â„ Ridge Area Arc will offer a SafeStaff Foodhandler CertiÂ“cate program to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope Street, Sebring. Anyone in the food service industry or those who are interested in working in the Â“eld and want to obtain a certiÂ“cate can enroll in this class being taught by a CertiÂ“ed Professional Food Manager. Florida law requires that all food service employees be trained in an approved food safety program. A public food service establishment has 60 days from the date of hire to train their employees with a Florida approved food safety training program. This includes all employees responsible for food storage, preparation, display or any service of food and beverages. It is recommended that even volunteer organizations (churches, clubs and other non-profits) serving food should have their food workers trained in a food safety program. The SafeStaff Foodhandler Training Program is the contracted program of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The class will cover the six mandated key food safety principles: 1. Ensuring proper personal hygiene; 2. Preventing cross-contamination; 3. Controlling time and temperature when handling food; 4. Proper cleaning and sanitizing; 5. The causes and effects of major foodborne illnesses; and 6. Ensuring proper vermin control. A study guide will be provided and given to each student. A certiÂ“cate and an original wallet card will also be presented to the students at the end of the class that will be valid for three years. Students only need to bring to class a No. 2 pencil and a picture ID. Cost is $15 per student and must be paid in advance by 5 p.m., Oct. 12. There will be no refunds for students not attending the class since books have to be ordered in advance but a substitution of another person can be made. Checks can be made payable to Ridge Area Arc and mailed to 4352 Independence St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or stop by the Arc administration ofÂ“ce off College Drive US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in SeptemberBy PAUL WISEMANThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) Â„ U.S. consumer conÂ“dence shot up to an 18year high in September Â„ good news for retailers as the holiday shopping season approaches. The Conference Board, a business research organization, said Tuesday that its consumer conÂ“dence index climbed to 138.4 in September from 134.7 in August. This monthÂs reading was the highest since September 2000. The index measures consumersÂ assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both improved in September. ÂThese historically high conÂ“dence levels should continue to support healthy consumer spending, and should be welcome news for retailers as they begin gearing up for the holiday season,ÂŽ said Lynn Franco, the Conference BoardÂs director of economic indicators. The U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 4.2 percent from April through July, the fastest rate in nearly four years. And the unemployment is 3.9 percent, near a 50-year low. The strong job market impressed Americans responding to the Conference Board survey: 45.7 percent said jobs were ÂplentifulÂŽ Â„ most since January 2001. ÂKnowing that the job market is strong, knowing that one has a regular paycheck, does wonders for conÂ“dence,ÂŽ said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a lot technician passes by a long line of unsold 2018 and 2019 Countryman models at a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Conference Board releases its September index on U.S. consumer condence. COURSE | 2D TRACTOR | 2D
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Flu shots: A pinch in the arm, but not always in your walletBy MIKE STOBBEThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ ItÂs Â”u shot season, but the pinch of a shot doesnÂt have to also hurt your wallet. Health ofÂ“cials recommend that nearly all Americans get Â”u vaccinations to blunt the impact of a disease that annually infects millions. Roughly 145 million Americans get Â”u shots each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That count represents about 60 percent of children and 40 percent of adults. HereÂs what you need to know about getting vaccinated:Where, and how muchThe good news is many people donÂt have to pay anything. The Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover the cost of patientsÂ Â”u shots without charging a copay, although some insurers only cover vaccines given by doctors or at certain locations. A government program also pays for shots for low-income children. Traditionally, most people have gotten Â”u vaccinations at doctorsÂ ofÂ“ces or government health centers. But pharmacies and workplaces have become major venues for vaccinations, especially for adults. CDC ofÂ“cials say they donÂt know how exactly many people pay for shots themselves. For those paying cash, pharmacies generally charge $20 to $45 per shot, but the price can vary based on which drugstore you visit. Also, the cost can rise to $70 or more if you get the higher-dose version of vaccine offered to seniors. Some pharmacies offer discounts and other enticements. For example, CVS is offering customers at some of its pharmacies a $5 coupon redeemable at Target stores. Websites such as https://vaccineÂ“nder. org can help locate where doses are available in your neighborhood.Benefits and typesAccording to the CDC, Â”u costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. ThatÂs not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. The vaccine is considered the best available tool in Â“ghting Â”u, but itÂs not perfect. Flu viruses are rapidly changing, and itÂs tough to make a highly effective vaccine against it. ThatÂs especially true when it comes to protecting the elderly. During last winterÂs Â”u season, vaccines barely worked at all in keeping seniors out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. Still, even a disappointing vaccine lessens the severity of illness and saves many lives, ofÂ“cials say. Five companies make Â”u vaccine for the U.S. market. More than 80 percent of doses are designed to protect against four Â”u strains. The others protect against three. One company offers a nasal spray version of Â”u vaccine, but health experts recently have been debating whether itÂs as good as shots.When to get vaccinatedThe CDC urges people to get their Â”u shots by the end of October. Health ofÂ“cials want people to be vaccinated before Â”u season hits, and in several recent years the illness has ramped up in some parts of the country as early as November. Also, children who are being vaccinated for the Â“rst time are supposed to get two doses about four weeks apart, so itÂs important to get that going soon. But some doctors think the vaccine has been disappointing in some seasons because its protection can fade quickly against certain Â”u viruses, apparently most dramatically in people 65 and older. The observation hasnÂt been extensively researched, but itÂs possible that senior citizens who are vaccinated in September may not be well protected in February. Concerns about fading effectiveness are ÂdeÂ“nitely something to consider, but itÂs not something at this point that we really know how to balance out with other issues,ÂŽ said Dr. Lisa Grohskopf, a medical ofÂ“cer in the CDCÂs InÂ”uenza Division. Because CDC wants people protected if Â”u breaks out early, ÂOctober as a rule of thumb is not unreasonable,ÂŽ she said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Feb. 7, 2018 le photo, a nurse prepares a u shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. According to the CDC, u costs the nation about $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity among working-age adults. ThatÂs not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. ON THE MONEYof pet products and services. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 174 Petsense stores in 27 states. For more information on Petsense, visit petsense.com.About 4-H4-H, the nationÂs largest youth development organization, grows conÂ“dent young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nationÂs Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension ofÂ“ces. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4-H at 4-H.ORG, or Â“nd us on Facebook and Twitter.TRACTORFROM PAGE 1Dby the Arc administration ofÂ“ce off College Drive to make a payment. When submitting payment, include your name, birth date, address and phone number. For more details or to verify there is still an opening, call 863-4521295, ext. 124. The class will be taught at Emmanuel United Church of Christ fellowship hall. Students can show up 15 minutes prior to class time and must be prompt. The Foodhandler Training Program is a service being provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-proÂ“t charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. The Foodhandler program is open to all individuals.COURSEFROM PAGE 1D SEC files complaint against TeslaÂs Elon MuskDETROIT Â„ U.S. securities regulators have Â“led a complaint against Tesla CEO Elon Musk alleging that he made false and misleading statements about plans to take the company private in August. The Securities and Exchange Commission says in the complaint Â“led Thursday that Musk falsely claimed in an Aug. 7 statement on Twitter that funding was secured to take the company private at $420 per share.Corporate giants warn tariffs will mean price hikesDETROIT Â„ From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald TrumpÂs tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, the second-largest U.S.-based automaker, said Wednesday that TrumpÂs taxes on imported steel and aluminum are costing Ford $1 billion through 2019.Premiums to drop for popular ACA planWASHINGTON Â„ U.S. health secretary Alex Azar says premiums for a popular type of health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year. Speaking in Nashville, Azar said premiums for a so-called ÂbenchmarkÂŽ silver plan will drop by 2 percent in the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare. gov website. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 18-367 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA MAE DORMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BARBARA MAE DORMAN, whose date of death was June 30th, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STAUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE F OREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 30, 2018. /s/ Betsy Waddell 421 Taseschee Drive Sebring, FL 33870 Personal Representatives CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 2141 LAKEVIEW DRIVE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0346 Florida Bar No. 308714 Email Addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org September 30; October 7, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Genpak LLC, a leading manufacturer of disposable foodservice packaging, is seeking to fill the following positions in our Sebring plant. PackersQuality InspectorsForklift DriversWelder/FabricatorElectricianMaintenance MechanicProduction SupervisorParts Administrative Asst. Reception/Accounts PayableWe offer a highly competitive compensation package, insurance & retirement benefits.*NOW* Open InterviewsThursdays: 1Â…4pmApply in Personat 116 Shicane Dr., Sebring, FL 33870 & bring your resume.GenPak is an Equal Oportunity Employer. Aluminum Installer/ Carpenter Helper~ Need basic tools & transportation. Call 863-386-4423 EQUIPMENT OPERATOR for grove equip. Clean Florida Driver License required. Pay based on experience. Drug free workplace. Apply in person 8am Â… 11am & 1pm 4pm MondayÂ… Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid, FL 863-4652821 or email@example.com ExpÂd Excavator & LoaderDemo work; Mechanical Skills & Dump Truck Exp; Class A CDL a plus! 863-382-1228 HELPWANTED2001 WORKERS NEEDED 4 8 workers needed for Benj amin M Ramirez Harvesting I nc. for citrus harvesting from 1 1/15/18 to 6/15/19. Workers w ill be paid $0.90+ per 90 lb t ub, but will be guaranteed $ 11.29 per hour. Job location is i n Central & South FL. This job o pportunity is temporary, 36 h ours per week guaranteeing at l east 3/4 of the time offered. F ree housing is provided to w orkers who cannot reasonably r eturn to their permanent resid ence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsist ence expenses to the work site w ill be provided by the employer u pon completion of the 50% of t he work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be prov ided at no cost. Job order h olding office is at 107 East M adison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399. Job order 10790210. W O RKER S NEEDED 1 54 workers needed for Cisneros Harvesting, Inc. for citr us harvesting from 11/11/18 t o 06/10/19. Workers will be p aid $0.90 + per 90 lb field b ox, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is i n Central FL. This job opportun ity is temporary, 36 hours per w eek guaranteeing at least 3/4 o f the time offered. Free housi ng is provided to workers who c annot reasonably return to their p ermanent residence at the end o f the work day. Transportation a nd subsistence expenses to t he work site will be provided by t he employer upon completion o f 50% of the work contract. T ools, equipment and supplies w ill be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, F L. Workers interested can a pply for this job at the nearest S tate Work Agency with job order 10788449. HARVE S TER S NEEDED H arvester needs 255 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus 11-19-18 to 05-19-19. The employer is Consolidated C itrus LP. Workers will be paid $ 11.29 per hour depending on w ork location and piece rate(s) m ay be offered depending on crop activity, but will be guarant eed $11.29 per hour rate. W orksites are located in Collier, D eSoto, Hendry, Highlands, M anatee, Lee, and Martin count ies, Florida. Employer will guara ntee the opportunity for work f or the hourly equivalent of 3/4 o f the hours of the work period. T he employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the d escribed job duties without c harge to the worker. Housing w ill be provided for individual w orkers outside normal commuting distance. For workers r esiding beyond normal comm uting distances, reasonable t ransportation and subsistence e xpenses to the worksite will be p rovided or paid by the emp loyer after completion of 50% o f the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Car eer Center office located at 4 150 Ford Street Extension, Ft. M yers, FL 33916 (239) 9318200 using job listing number FL10792364. Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join theHabitat for HumanityTeam! FT Construction Crew Leader:$14/hr. Lead various groups of volunteers on the build site. Oversees construction project from start to finish. Must have construction experience, flexible schedule, and clean driving record. Some Saturdays required. Must pass background check and drug screening. Apply within:at 159 S. Commerce Ave., Downtown Sebring, MondayÂ…Friday 8amÂ…4pm WORKERS NEEDED 125 workers needed for Crisp Citrus Harvesting, LLC. for citrus harvesting from 11/15/18 to 6/10/19. Workers will be paid $0.90+ per 90lb f ield box, but will be guaranteed $ 11.29 per hour. Job location is i n Central Florida. This job opp ortunity is temporary, 36 hours p er week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St. Tallahassee, FL. 32399 Job Number 10788809. HELPWANTED2001 HARVE S TER S NEEDED H arvester needs 500 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus 11-15-18 to 05-15-19. T he employer is D&K Harvesti ng, Inc. Workers will be paid $ 11.29 per hour depending on w ork location and piece rate(s) m ay be offered depending on c rop activity, but will be guarant eed $11.29 per hour rate. W orksites are in Collier, Desoto, S t. Lucie, Hendry, Highlands, M anatee, Charlotte and Glades c ounties, Florida. Employer will g uarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3 /4 of the hours of the work per iod. The employer will provide t he tools necessary to perform t he described job duties without c harge to the worker. Housing w ill be provided for individual w orkers outside normal comm uting distance. For workers r esiding beyond normal comm uting distances, reasonable t ransportation and subsistence e xpenses to the worksite will be p rovided or paid by the emp loyer after completion of 50% o f the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Car eer Center office located at 9 21 Anvil Way, LaBelle, FL 3 3935 (863) 675-1412 using j ob listin g number FL10790123. Highlands County H&R Block OfficesNow seeking talented highlymotivated professionals! Limited or no prior experience? NO PROBLEM. Our Tax Course is recognized as the industryÂs leading tax training program & will provide you with the skills needed to become a tax professional.Classes Begin:10/02/18; End 11/10/18 at Sebring LocationClass Hours:Tues & Thurs 6pm-9pm; *Some Sat., 10am-1pmCall 863-385-1052to see how you can get $50 off your class fee.hrblock.com/careers HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 108 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus 11-12-18 to 06-01-19. T he employer is Encino Harv esting, LLC. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour depend i ng on work location and piece r ate(s) may be offered depend i ng on crop activity, but will be g uaranteed $11.29 per hour r ate. Worksites are located in H ardee, Highlands, Desoto, Polk a nd Hillsborough counties, F lorida. Employer will guarantee t he opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 of the h ours of the work period. The e mployer will provide the tools n ecessary to perform the d escribed job duties without c harge to the worker. Housing w ill be provided for individual w orkers outside normal comm uting distance. For workers r esiding beyond normal commuting distances, reasonable t ransportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this job at the Florida One-Stop Career Center office located at 5901 US Highway 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 (863)-3853672 using job listing number FL10786788. GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 190 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus 11-12-18 to 05-18-19. The employer is FC of Arcadia, Inc. Workers will be paid $11.29 per hour depending on work location and piece rate(s) may be offered depending on crop activity, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour rate. Worksites are located in Charlotte, Polk, Lee, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Manatee, and Okeechobee counties, Florida. Employer will guarantee the opportunity for work for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 of the hours of the work period. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. For workers residing beyond normal commuting distances, reasonable transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer after completion of 50% of the work period. Apply for this j ob at the Florida One-Stop Career Center office located at 2160 Northeast Roan Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 (863)-9931008 using job listing number FL10788572. FT Pest Control Technician and/or Lawn Technician for local pest control company. Must be 18 years old and have a good driving record. Benefits avail! 863-465-6622 or Fax resume to 863-465-1513. HELPWANTED2001 HARVESTERS NEEDED H arvester needs 60 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus 11-15-18 to 05-15-19. T he employer is Gulf Citrus H arvesting & Hauling, Inc. W orkers will be paid $11.29 per h our depending on work locat ion and piece rate(s) may be off ered depending on crop a ctivity, but will be guaranteed $ 11.29 per hour rate. Worksites a re in Hendry, Collier, Desoto, G lades, Manatee, Charlotte, and S t. Lucie counties, Florida. Emp loyer will guarantee the opport unity for work for the hourly e quivalent of 3/4 of the hours of t he work period. The employer will provide the tools necessary t o perform the described job d uties without charge to the w orker. Housing will be provided f or individual workers outside normal commuting distance. F or workers residing beyond n ormal commuting distances, r easonable transportation and s ubsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid b y the employer after complet ion of 50% of the work period. A pply for this job at the Florida O ne-Stop Career Center office located at 921 Anvil Way, LaB elle, FL 33935 (863) 6751 412 using job listing number FL10791827. MAINTENACE TECHNICIAN Correct Care Solutions F/T Maintenance service & repairs of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, & electrial servicing. High school diploma or equivalent required & 3 yrs. of general maintenance. EPA cert. for refrigerants & at least 1 yr. of HVAC training preferred.www.correctcare solutions.comJob Fair: Sept. 12, 9am-1pm 13619 SE Hwy. 70 W O RKER S NEEDED 2 66 workers needed for Mart inez and SonÂs Trucking, L LC for lettuce, celery and corn h arvesting from 11/15/18 to 0 5/15/19. Workers will be paid $ 0.22 + per box, but will be g uaranteed $11.29 per hour. J ob location is in South Florida. T his job opportunity is tempor ary, 36 hours per week guarant eeing at least 3/4 of the time o ffered. Free housing is prov ided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their perm anent residence at the end of t he work day. Transportation a nd subsistence expenses to t he work site will be provided by t he employer upon completion o f 50% of the work contract. T ools, equipment and supplies w ill be provided at no cost. Job o rder holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 Job order 10789229 WORKERS NEEDED 5 0 workers needed for Nestor M orales for citrus harvesting from 11/15/18 to 05/15/19. Workers will be paid $1.00+ per 90 lb field box, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in Arcadia, FL. This job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered. Free housing is provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost. Job order holding office is at 107 East Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 job order 10788301. Various Manuf. Positions$13.5/hr-$48k start; EXP req. forklift pref. Hardee Co. Apply online at www.Florikan.com Lakeshore Mall Hiring Commercial PainterPainter with minimum 5 yrs commercial experience & attention to detail. Apply at the Mall Office: 901 US Hwy 27 N., Suite 68, Sebring, FL CULTURAL PROGRAMS SPECIALIST: MARKETING AND PUBLICITY (FT) Open until filled; application review date 10/8/18. Anticipated start date 1/2/19. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com .863-784-7132. EA/EO VET PREF. HELPWANTED2001 FULL TIME PAGINATOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST WANTED Do you have a creative eye? Solid design skills? Enjoy working in an exciting environment? We are building a design team and we want you to be a part of it!Design and layout pages in a clean and exciting fashion for several print publications.Create ads and design covers for special sections and other publications. Nights and weekends required. Experience in InDes ign and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Proofreading skills a must. TheHighlands News-Sun and Highlands Sunoffers a competitive compensation package including salary plus incentive, a benefit package, and plenty of opportunity for advancement. We are a drug and tobacco free workplace. Pre-employment drug/nicotine screening required. Send resume and design samples to: Donna Scherlacher Multi Media Director Donna.Scherlacher@ highlandsnewssun.com 315 US Hwy 27 N., Sebring, FL 33870. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (FT) Application deadline: 10/3/18. For details and to apply visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.com863-784-7132. EA/EO. Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. 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D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com How to write a will that wonÂt trigger a family feudCreating an estate plan is a gift to the people you leave behind. By expressing your wishes, youÂre trying to guide your loved ones at a difÂ“cult, emotional time. All too often, though, well-meaning people do things destined to create discord, rancor and resentment among their heirs. What looks good on paper may play out disastrously in real life, says estate and trust attorney Marve Ann Alaimo, partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Naples, Florida. ÂPeople want to think everybody will be nice and do right,ÂŽ Alaimo says. ÂHuman nature is not always that way.ÂŽ You can reduce the chances of family discord by doing these four things:1.Name the right executorI regularly hear from people convinced their siblings are stealing from an estate. Just as common are executors who drag their heels or who ghost the family entirely, refusing to deal with the necessary paperwork or even respond to emails and calls. People often name executors based on family hierarchy (the oldest child, the only male) or personal relationships (the spouse, the best friend), rather than considering the skills needed for the job, estate planning attorneys say. The person tasked with settling an estate should be responsible, organized and scrupulously ethical. Estate planning attorney Jennifer Sawday, a partner at TLD Law in Long Beach, California, often recommends that clients consider appointing a corporate trustee or a professional Â“duciary as their executor. Many banks have trust departments that provide trustees for larger estates, typically those worth over $500,000, while professional Â“duciaries often serve smaller estates, she says.2. Include personal propertySome of the littlest things Â„ a childhood toy, a holiday decoration, a piece of costume jewelry Â„ can trigger the biggest family Â“ghts. Anything with sentimental or emotional attachments can stir up old rivalries and lead to lifelong rifts. ÂÂIt can be ÂMom always wanted me to have thatÂ or ÂMom always wanted you to have that, and it bugs the heck out of me,ÂÂŽ Alaimo says. Alaimo recommends clients ask their kids what they want and make decisions now about who gets what. They should make a list, update it as needed and keep it with their wills or other estate documents. If people avoid this discussion because theyÂre afraid of conÂ”ict, they should imagine the battles to come when the parents are no longer around to mediate, she says. As a Â“nal bid to keep the peace, or at least remind kids to value relationships over things, Alaimo suggests adding a clause to the will that directs the executor to sell any disputed item if the heirs canÂt agree on who gets it.3. DonÂt tie up the money for too longPeople can, and should, make sure their surviving spouses are adequately provided for. ItÂs also unwise to dump a large amount of money on someone too young to handle it. But estate provisions that tie money up for decades may also be a mistake. For example, people with larger estates often create trusts that allow the children to inherit only after the surviving spouse dies. But if DadÂs new wife is closer to the kidsÂ age than his own, that could be a long, resentment-Â“lled wait. Another common estate provision is to dole inheritance out over several years, for example with a chunk at 21 and another at 25, with the balance paid out at 30. But some people use such provisions to drag the distribution out over decades or try to restrict what middle-age children do with the money. ÂChildren often Â“nd these provisions to be an indictment by the parents and a statement that they do not trust them with their inheritance,ÂŽ says Frank Moscardini Jr., a partner at Shimanovsky & Moscardini in Chicago and a LegalShield Advisory Council member attorney.4. Explain any unequal bequestsParents usually think they have good reasons for leaving one child more than others. Perhaps one child is not as Â“nancially successful, or was more attentive in the parentsÂ Â“nal years. But unequal bequests often feel unfair to those left behind, Moscardini says. Parents who arenÂt planning to make equal distributions should schedule a family meeting and explain their thinking to their kids, Alaimo says. Those discussions may not be comfortable, but hearing the explanations directly from the parents can help keep the kids from blaming one another later. ÂIf youÂre not there to answer their questions about Âwhy did you do it that way,Â people will make up their own answers,ÂŽ Alaimo says. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner and author of ÂYour Credit Score.ÂŽ Email: lweston@ nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @lizweston.NERD WALLET Liz Weston CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 CHURCH NURSERY ATTENDANT, LAKE PLACIDCommunity Church of God s eeks part-time nursery attend ant. Position requires previous e xperience, references, and fam iliarity with church settings. $ 12 hr, averages 4 hours per w eek. Additional hours for spec ial events. To arrange an interview, call 863-465-3715. Seeking Loving Christian who enjoys working w/children Benefits included! CDA pref. 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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | September 30, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Why the ÂgigÂ economy may not be the workforce of the futureBy CHRISTOPHER RUGABEREconomics WriterWASHINGTON Â„ The ÂgigÂŽ economy might not be the new frontier for AmericaÂs workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work Â„ task-oriented work offered by online apps Â„ has been promoted as providing the Â”exibility and independence that traditional jobs donÂt offer. Yet the evidence is growing that over time, these jobs donÂt deliver the Â“nancial returns many workers expect. And they donÂt appear to be reshaping the workforce. Over the past two years, pay for gig workers has dropped, and they are earning a growing share of their income elsewhere, a new study Â“nds. Most Americans who earn income through online platforms do so for only a few months each year, according to the study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute released Monday. The study, along with other research, points to three conclusions about the gig economy:DonÂt believe the hypeOnline work platforms took off after UberÂs founding in 2009. They beneÂ“ted from a weak economic recovery that had left millions of Americans unemployed and desperate for work. The initial popularity of gig work prompted a rash of speculation that independent workers Â„ freelancers as well as gig workers and contractors Â„ would soon occupy a steadily larger portion of the workforce. In October, a study by the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a freelancing website, predicted that a majority of U.S. workers would be freelancers by 2027. Yet the JPMorgan Chase InstituteÂs report casts doubt on that likelihood. It found that among drivers, 58 percent work just three months or less each year through online economy websites. These include ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft as well as delivery drivers and movers who Â“nd work through online apps. Amazon, for example, now uses independent drivers to deliver some packages. The study also reviewed online platforms that provide home improvement work, including TaskRabbit and dog-walking, home cleaning and other sites. Two-thirds of those workers perform gig work for only three months a year or less. Most participants cycle in and out of gig work to supplement their incomes from other jobs, the institute found. In any given month, one in six workers on online platforms are new Â„ and more than half will have left the gig economy after a year of entering it. ÂPeople arenÂt relying on platforms for their primary source of income,ÂŽ said Fiona Grieg, director of consumer research for the institute and co-author of the study. A government report in July concluded that the proportion of independent workers has actually declined slightly in the past decade.Falling pay hurtsThe number of gig workers has grown substantially in the past Â“ve years, the institute found, but growth is slowing. Among drivers, a Â”ood of competition on sites like Uber and Lyft has led to lower pay. In March 2018, about 1.6 percent of families participated in the gig economy, equivalent to about 2 million households, the study said. That is barely up from 1.5 percent a year earlier. Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other platforms now collectively earn only about half as much each month as they did Â“ve years ago, the institute said. Average monthly incomes have fallen from $1,535 in October 2012 to just $762 in March of this year, not adjusted for inÂ”ation. That drop likely reÂ”ects the fact that many drivers are probably working fewer hours, Grieg said. Many have probably found other sources of income as the job market has strengthened. As the number of independent drivers has ballooned over the past Â“ve years, drivers have faced intensifying competition. Even drivers who still work nearly year-round have seen their earnings fall, the institute said. How much Uber drivers make on an hourly basis is a hotly debated subject. A 2015 analysis by Princeton University economist Alan Kruger found that drivers in 20 large markets earned $19.04 an hour. But those Â“gures, like JPMorganÂs, do not factor in expenses, such as gas and wear and tear, that drivers themselves must shoulder. Competition among drivers has clearly intensiÂ“ed. The number of independent workers in taxi and limousine services, which includes ride-hailing companies, jumped 46 percent in 2016, the latest year for which Â“gures are available, according to the Census Bureau. Online income now makes up just 26 percent of total annual earnings for drivers, the JPMorgan study found Â„ down from nearly 52 percent in October 2013. Todd Suffreti has seen the difference in the two years that heÂs driven for Uber. Suffreti, who works out of Frederick, Maryland, says his weekly income has dropped by a quarter since he began. ÂItÂs really saturated, and the calls donÂt come in as often,ÂŽ said Suffreti, 45. ÂItÂs not like it used to be. I have to work harder and longer to get what I used to get.ÂŽ Research by UberÂs chief economist, Jonathan Hall, and John Horton of New York University found that when Uber raised its fares, drivers initially earned more money. But there were offsetting effects: The higher rates attracted more drivers while reducing the number of trips consumers made. Overall earnings for drivers soon fell back to their previous levels.Online-platform companies are evolvingSo far, these trends donÂt appear to be harming most of the online platform companies themselves. Uber is still growing and preparing to sell shares to the public. Some other sites are forming partnerships with larger retailers. The JPMorgan Institute study found that transportation is increasingly the dominant force in the gig economy. Driving makes up 56 percent of all gig work, up from just 6 percent in 2013. Selling items through such online sites as eBay and Etsy has sunk to 19 percent of gig work, down from 72 percent. ÂItÂs really those transportation platforms that have grown tremendously and now represent the lionÂs share of the dollars and participation,ÂŽ Grieg said. Uber is still reporting rapid expansion. Its revenue jumped 63 percent to $2.8 billion in the April-June quarter from a year ago. Other platforms are being bought or are linking up with larger companies. Furniture retailer Ikea purchased TaskRabbit last year. Walmart has developed a partnership with Handy; both sites enable consumers to pay people for odd jobs like home repairs or furniture assembly. The new partnerships may spur more growth for companies like TaskRabbit. Yet the odd jobs platforms have never attracted as many workers: Just 0.1 percent of households earned income through companies like TaskRabbit in March 2018, the institute found. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Jan. 31, 2018, le photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driverÂs car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. The ÂgigÂŽ economy might not be the new frontier for AmericaÂs workforce after all.GIG | 7D Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018Lake Placid Chamber O ce 18 N. Oak Ave., Lake PlacidSpace is Limited!! 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www.highlandsnewssun.com September 30, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7People who participate in leasing websites, such as Airbnb and car rental site Truro, are earning more than other gig workers Â„ averaging $2,113 in March of this year. But just 0.2 percent of households participate in such sites, the study found The data is derived from a sample of 39 million JPMorgan checking accounts studied over 5 years.GIGFROM PAGE 6DFood manager class plannedSPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK Â„ A CertiÂ“ed Professional Food Manager Review Class and Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Ridge Area Arc Training Room. The review class will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The exam will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The facility is located at 4352 Independence Street (off College Drive), Avon Park. The cost is $150 per student. The fee includes a 7th Edition ServSafe Manager Review Guide, Review Class, ServSafe CPFM Exam and a First Time Passing Guarantee for those attending the review class and buying the guide. If a student does not pass the Â“rst time, the second time the review class and exam are free as long as the student calls within 21 days of original exam. Materials are in English. Seating is limited. Those who just want to re-certify can take the exam only for $60 or if a student needs a book to study for the exam then it is $90. The review class or free second test are not included. Students wanting to take the exam only can come at 1:30 p.m. Register for the class by Oct. 29. Bring payment to Ridge Area Arc Administration, 4352 Independence Street, Avon Park where students can also pick up their Manager Review Guide. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Ridge Area Arc. Cash and credit cards are accepted. A $20 fee will apply to all returned checks. A Âno showÂŽ will result in a loss of all registration fees. For more details, call Cindy Marshall at 863-452-1295, ext. 124. Businesses and organizations with Â“ve or more students can also schedule private classes and testing for the Food Managers certiÂ“cate. The National Restaurant AssociationÂs ServSafe Food Protection Manager CertiÂ“cation is nationally recognized. It is good for Â“ve years from the exam date. Local laws apply. Earning the certiÂ“cation tells the industry that the certiÂ“ed manager knows food safety and the critical importance of its role Â… and enables them to share food safety knowledge with every other employee. Through ServSafe Food Safety, students will master sanitation, the Â”ow of food through an operation, sanitary facilities and pest management. ServSafe is the training that is learned, remembered, shared and used. According to Florida Statutes and related administrative rules, managers responsible for storage, preparation, display and service of food in the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulationlicensed food service establishments to pass a CertiÂ“ed Food Manager examination. Every DBPR-licensed food service establishment must have at least one certiÂ“ed food manager, and one must be present any time four or more employees are engaged in preparation, storage, or service of food. Managers have 30 days after employment to become certiÂ“ed. The food training programs are a service provided to the community by Ridge Area Arc. Arc is a local non-proÂ“t charitable organization that offers training and education to individuals with disabilities. The food programs are open to all individuals. U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter partly because of a drag from trade. The government reports that performance of the gross domestic product, the countryÂs total output of goods and services, was unchanged from an estimate the Commerce Department made last month.Need a spatula now? Amazon has a new storeNEW YORK (AP) Â„ Amazon is expanding its physical presence again, this time opening a 4,000-square-foot store that sells a wide range of products, including shower curtains, Hallmark cards and baby bottles. The store, called Amazon 4-star, opened Thursday in New York and will only offer Amazon.comÂs best-selling items or those that get four or more star ratings on its website. The products in the store can be changed out weekly, based on changing customer reviews or what is or isnÂt selling well.Greece ends limits on bank cash withdrawalsATHENS, Greece Â„ Greek authorities say they will soon lift restrictions on domestic cash withdrawals imposed more than three years ago to prevent a bank run by depositors at the height of the countryÂs debt crisis. The Â“nance ministry said Thursday that from Oct. 1 depositors will face no limits on withdrawals from bank accounts in Greece.US pending home sales fell in AugustWASHINGTON (AP) Â„ Pending home sales slipped in August as fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase a house, the fourth decline in the past Â“ve months. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index fell 1.8 percent last month to 104.2. This measure of contract signings has tumbled 2.3 percent in the past year with the sharpest annual decline of 11.2 percent in the West where homes generally cost more.HIGHLIGHTSFROM PAGE 2DHonda recalls Accord, Insight vehicles for software problemTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSTOKYO Â„ Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem, Honda Motor Co. spokeswoman Tomoko Takemori said Friday. The Tokyo-based automaker said that apart from the U.S. recall, Honda is recalling 14,000 vehicles in Canada, more than 6,000 vehicles in Germany and nearly 3,000 in South Korea for the same problem. The software will be updated free of charge, the company said. It said the rear camera display does not show the images properly when the driver shifts into rear in the affected vehicles, a problem that can be dangerous and does not comply with U.S. requirements. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this July 31, 2018, Â“le photo, an employee of Honda Motor Co. cleans a Honda car displayed at its headquarters in Tokyo. Honda is recalling about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S. for malfunctioning software for the rear camera display. Honda said Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, that there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem.adno=3615348-1
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