HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN VOL. 99 | NO. 308 | $1.25 YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919 An Edition Of The Sun Sunday, November 4, 2018 Local Sports ...................... B1 Lottery .............. SPORTS WIRE Obituaries ........................ A5 Business .......................... B1 Classifieds ...................... B3-5 Comics ................ NEWS WIRE Real Estate Sunday ............... C1 Viewpoints ....................... A6 Weather ............. SPORTS WIREGood morning To Richard Sassatelli Thanks for reading! newssun.com facebook.com/ newssuntwitter.com/ TheNewsSun By MARC VALEROSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ An event in memory of the Jews murdered in the Pittsburgh synagogue massac re, hosted by Sebring Rabbi Adam Nesenoff and his wife, Chana, will be held at noon, Nov. 18 at Inn on the Lakes in Sebring. Nesenoff said Friday, ÂThis was a unique attack; this was the single worst attack on Jews in this countryÂs history; there has never been an attack like this; there have been people who write anti-Semitic comments on the sides of buildings or whatever, but this is the worst attack on Jews in this countryÂs entire history.ÂŽ The eventÂs flyer titled ÂTransforming DarknessÂŽ states: ÂWhen 11 pure souls are taken from us we must gather to combat the evil in the word by fighting the darkness with light.ÂŽ Someone in Sebring told him, ÂI am sorry for your loss,ÂŽ Nesenoff said. It affected him in a very powerful way because though he didnÂt personally know any of the victims from Pittsburgh it was a loss for him in a sense that if affected every Jewish community. It could have been any synagogue, he said. It should affect every person because it brings terrorism to a new level. In other countries, such as countries in Europe, they have metal detectors in places of worship, Nesenoff said. But, America is not really at that stage. ÂEven though I am a Rabbi, if someone went into any kind of denomination of a church and just opened fire, it would horrify me, also,ÂŽ he said. ÂBecause, it just shows that houses of worship, which classically donÂt have the most tremendous amount of armed security because everyone is welcome in them, could get this kind of attack.ÂŽ Speaking of the Nov. 18 event at Inn on the Lakes, Nesenoff said, it is not just a Jewish/Israel event. All are encouraged to come to show support for the Jewish community and to stand against anti-Semitism and hate in the world. ItÂs a memorial event for those who were killed as well as a gathering of people of all faiths and community leaders and officials to stand strong against this kind of hate, he added. The event is open to all, but RSVP required. RSVP to: SebringJewishMemorial@gmail.com.Local Rabbi plans synagogue massacre memorial By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERLAKE PLACID Â„ If youÂve been out around Little Lake Red Water and saw a paddlewheeler tooling around the water, your eyes arenÂt deceiving you. If you thought you saw a motorcycle mounted to the deck being used as a captainÂs chair and wheel, you were right again. You may not have noticed, though: ThatÂs also the engine. Jerry Windsor, 67, lives along the lake behind a friendÂs house in a camouÂ”age RV, has a Â”at black HarleyDavidson motorcycle parked behind it and moors his homemade paddlewheeler, ÂWataulooknat,ÂŽ in a break in the bulrushes out back. Windsor said he had two RollinÂ on Red WaterLocal man builds Âfirst-everÂ motorcyclepowered paddle wheeler PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFJerry Windsor, 67, of Lake Placid tools around Little Lake Red Water under ÂhogÂ power in his homemade paddle wheeler, ÂWataulooknat.Â If the captainÂs chair looks like a Harley-Davidson, itÂs because itÂs a stripped-down 1993 FXDL, bolted to the hull and converted to chain drive for the paddle wheel. Windsor hopes to set a Guinness World Record for speed in a new category for motorcycle-powered paddle boat. By ROBERT MILLERNEWS CLERKBears are not an uncommon occurrence in the town of Lake Placid. Most residents donÂt want a bear anywhere near their property, let alone in their childÂs school. But thatÂs exactly what the staff at Trinity Tots Preschool have dealt with for the past 20 years. The bear has become part of classes for the 4-year-old children. Annie, as she is called, sits in on snack time, watches them during lessons and even participates in Halloween activities. And every Friday, one child gets to take Annie home for the weekend and have adventures together. But Annie isnÂt a real bear. For the safety of the children, and the bear, Annie is a stuffed bear puppet. Preschool Director Susan Norris started the activity of taking Annie home about 20 years ago. It was a class Adventures in bear sitting ROBERT MILLER/STAFFCarly Joles oers a bite of her cookie to Annie as classmate Ryan looks on. Annie has been a part of Trinity Tots Preschool for 20 years. By PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Every time you pay for your car tag, or get a house renovation permit or even a yard sale permit, youÂve used information technology. The same holds true if you watch a government meeting live on the internet, Â“le something at the Highlands County Courthouse or get a speeding ticket: Governments run on computers, but those computers run on trained professionals, called the Information Technology Department, or ÂIT.ÂŽ Thomas Haralson Jr., IT director for the Highlands County Clerk of the Courts OfÂ“ce, said those skills are much in demand, even more so now. ÂWe have an Âinternet of things,ÂÂŽ Haralson said. He said the ÂconsumerizationÂŽ of technology into mobile phones and even internet-connected refrigerators has changed the way people think about what their devices can do, and has added demands to the networks. As more people move to Highlands County, they demand the ability to pay for car tags or apply for permits online, even through mobile devices. Adding those functions to the existing system, and then maintaining it with every other current function requires more work from IT, he said. His team already handles every thing from user requests, such as updating or Â“nding passwords, to the tasks of upgrading entire servers and protecting them against glitches, viruses or hackers. Most requests for a Â“x may be marked ÂurgentÂŽ or Âurgent of the urgent,ÂŽ but not all of those are Âimportant,ÂŽ Haralson said, and they keep his team from the daily maintenance. ÂPeople get in IT to facilitate business objectives and goals, but weÂre trapped managing the plumbing,ÂŽ Haralson said. ThatÂs still important, though. Constituents can see and touch a road or a new Â“re engine, but Haralson said itÂs not possible to show them everything his team ÂtouchesÂŽ in a day. ÂIf you printed it out and piled it on desks, you could see the workload,ÂŽ Getting IT doneCounty tech needs squeezed by budgets PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFThomas Haralson Jr., information technology director for the Highlands County Clerk of the Courts examines equipment in one of several server cabinets that serve Highlands County government. The county always needs new equipment as population and data management needs increase. However, Haralson said he will also need more people to handle the maintenance, and county budgets canÂt match that need.IT | 2A BEAR | 4A RED | 7A Avon Park 800 West Main St. 863.453.6000 Lake Placid 600 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.699.1300 Sebring 320 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1300 5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N. 863.386.1322Locally Owned, Community Mindedwww.heartlandnb.com Member FDICGet your business Â“nancing advice and money management tools from your local community bank! 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ÂNobody sees (if) the servers are not patched.ÂŽ And like plumbing or electricity, he said IT is hidden behind walls, and people donÂt think about it until it breaks. Keeping that from happening costs money in equipment, software and work hours, and salaries to attract good people. Deputy Clerk of the Courts Jerome Kaszubowski said the department has lost Â“ve people since 2011 Â„ approximately one every 18 months Â„ to higher-paying jobs in the private sector and/or outside Highlands County. Haralson said itÂs difÂ“cult to get people to take an IT job in Highlands County that pays less than on the coast or than most commercial sector IT jobs. Most of his staff were already in-county, he said, or have roots here. Right now, out of all local government ofÂ“ces, the ClerkÂs OfÂ“ce is covering the most IT, followed closely by the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce. The ClerkÂs OfÂ“ce handles all IT for the Highlands County Courthouse and Board of County Commission departments and most Âback-end,ÂŽ or behind scenes functions and data management for the Supervisor of Elections OfÂ“ce, Tax CollectorÂs OfÂ“ce and even the Property AppraiserÂs OfÂ“ce, which has an IT budget and full-time IT staff member. The Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce has a Â“ve-member IT staff of its own to manage what SheriffÂs Public Information OfÂ“cer Scott Dressel calls a Âdata-heavyÂŽ agency. HaralsonÂs team coordinates with them to keep that ofÂ“ce connected as seamlessly as possible with all other ofÂ“ces. All this is expensive. Haralson said he requested $1.88 million to stay ahead of needed upgrades and workloads. Clerk of the Courts Bob Germaine sent a $1.76 million request to the county commission. Trying to keep budgets in line with this yearÂs 1.97 percent property tax increase, county commissioners asked Germaine to cut it to $1.69 million. Haralson said heÂll work with that, as best as possible. Germaine warned commissioners during budget hearings that his IT department canÂt take another year of cuts, especially given all the other ofÂ“ces that depend on them. Haralson said, with curtailed budgets, IT departments have to decide how much risk they want their ofÂ“ces to have in old or unprotected servers. He and Kaszubowski said that should be a consideration, and administrators should seek advice from IT when setting budgets. ÂThe risk level should be decided at the executive level, not the IT level,ÂŽ Kaszubowski said. Whether IT is in-house or outsourced, itÂs in the budget. Tax Collector Eric Zwayer said he budgeted approximately $28,000 for Fiscal Year 2018-19 to pay the Clerk for IT: $15,536 for service/maintenance and $12,286 for the Microsoft OfÂ“ce lease. Other than that, Zwayer has outsourced a software package to handle daily functions: Tax collections, billing, tax deed sales, accounting, cashiersÂ stations, interfacing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Â„ for driverÂs licenses and car tags Â„ gun licenses, birth certiÂ“cates and even SunPass sales. That software bundle costs Zwayer $100,000 per year Â„ $125,000 less than the software he had beforehand. Property Appraiser Raymond McIntyre has his own IT staff Â„ Shawn Nickell Â„ with a budget of $450,000 per year. Nickell handles all kinds of requests and maintenance duties for them, McIntyre said, including updating the website. However, McIntyre said the Clerk manages data his ofÂ“ce uses daily. The Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce has a Â“ve-person IT unit to network and maintain technology for the Âdata-heavyÂŽ agency, as described by Public Information OfÂ“cer Scott Dressel. They handle everything from in-car computers and mobile phones to data transfers between the 911 Central Dispatch Center and Highlands County Public Safety crews, such as ambulances and Â“re engines. ÂThey have their hands full. There are several components to those systems,ÂŽ Dressel said. The system also has Âback-ups upon backups,ÂŽ Dressel said. ÂThereÂs nothing on paper anymore,ÂŽ Dressel said, except trafÂ“c tickets, but they can be handled digitally, too. Their IT budget is not very far behind the ClerkÂs, Dressel said: $1.02 million.ITFROM PAGE 1A PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFThomas Haralson Jr. and some of the servers that provide the functions everyone depends on in Highlands County Government. Each cabinet has its own backup batteries and separate air-conditioning, to keep the servers cool and working. Haralson and his boss, Deputy Clerk of the Courts Jerome Kaszubowski, say county allocations to information technology will have to increase to keep up with the need. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A3SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNAVON PARK Â„ South Florida State College (SFSC) will host a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony to honor the men and women who served their country in war and peace. The ceremony, which also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, will be held Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:45 a.m., at the Â”agpoles on the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. The public is invited to join SFSC students, staff, faculty, and administrators for this annual ceremony. Colonel Mike Borders, a U.S. Army veteran, will deliver the keynote speech. Born into an army family, he earned his commission through the ROTC program at St. MaryÂs University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to serve in the army for 30 years as a signal ofÂ“cer and Latin American foreign area ofÂ“cer. Upon his retirement from active duty, Borders worked for over six years at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. and moved to Sebring in mid-2014. He serves locally on several militaryand veteran-related boards, councils, and committees. Two SFSC students will offer remarks in honor of all who served their country. U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Levi Lambert is the class leader of the Criminal Justice AcademyÂs Basic Law Enforcement Class 257, and Cpl. Vicente Moore, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is pursuing his Associate in Science in Business. Larissa Meagher, a senior at Sebring High School, will perform a musical tribute. The Avon Park High School Air Force JROTC color guard will present the American Â”ag. After the ceremony, the Knights of Columbus, Assembly 3203, will lead a Remembrance Walk through a portion of the SFSC Highlands Campus. 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A4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com project that ended up taking off and becoming a school tradition. Her name was voted on by the students. Annie was the peopleÂs choice. ÂIt teaches the children responsibility,ÂŽ said Norris, Âand early literacy skills as well as language communication.ÂŽ One child gets to take Annie home on Friday, they have her all weekend long and they bring her back on Monday. Each child is assigned a different weekend. During long breaks, such as Christmas break, Annie stays at the school, ÂOver long weeks she stays at school and rests.ÂŽ Norris said. Annie has her own backpack (Care Bears of course) that holds her outfits, accessories and a journal to record their adventures in. With their parents helping, the child can write in their adventures with Annie and even add drawings or photos. The backpack also contains a note with rules for caring for Annie, including Annie being afraid of the dark so donÂt leave her outside alone and that Annie doesnÂt like the water. So, instead of taking her in the pool, let her lay out and sun beside the pool instead. When the children return Annie to school on Monday, they get to stand in front of the class and talk about what theyÂve done with her over the weekend. With the journal they are dictating to their parents what to put in there and theyÂre watching their parents write. Both of these activities help the children learn, and it promotes working together as a family. When Annie comes back to school, Norris takes her home and cleans her up, puts her in a new outfit and the process starts again the next Friday. AnnieÂs adventures occur every weekend through January. According to Norris, AnnieÂs been all over. On an airplane to Utah, on a boat sheÂs even been to St. Augustine to attend a wedding. ÂShe came back with this gorgeous wedding dress on.ÂŽ said Norris. Over the past three weeks, Annie visited the pumpkin patch and the Fall Festival in Lake Placid. While at the Festival, Annie was recognized by a former student of Norris. The young man remembered having taken Annie for a weekend 13 years ago. He even posed for a photo with Annie and her current child adventurer. McCoy Hatton recently had a turn with Annie, taking her to a friendÂs house and visiting the Fall Festival. He also helped Annie learn fire safety just like he did in class. ÂI showed her fire safety.ÂŽ Hatton said, Âand I took her to the Festival.ÂŽ Kids find new clothes and accessories for Annie with each adventure and those get added to her backpack. Recently, Annie came back with new sunglasses. Norris says sheÂs even had to change out AnnieÂs outfits over the years as fashions change. Susan Norris is happy that itÂs lasted this long and hopes Annie sticks around for a while. ÂItÂs been a fun activity and I hope it continues.ÂŽBEARFROM PAGE 1A Susan Norris, preschool director at Trinity Tots Preschool, holds Annie the bear who has had some incredible adventures over the past 20 years. ROBERT MILLER/STAFFJennifer Baucom, VPK teacher at Trinity Tots Preschool and her class spend the day with Annie. From left to right: Howie, Jennifer Baucom, Cali, Kinsly, Carly, Annie the bear, Wynn, McCoy, Ryan, Braxton, Bryson and Peyton. adno=3617938-1 Â€ Botox & Dysport Â€ Facial Laser Treatment Â€ LatisseÂ’ Â€ Fillers: Restylane Lyft Restylane Silk Lip Enhancement Â€ Micro-Needling Â€ PRP Treatment for Hair Loss Â€ Laser Hair Removal Â€ Chemical Peels Â€ Microdermabrasions TWO LOCATIONS:400 Avenue K SE, Suite 3WINTER HAVEN (863) 293-SKIN727 US Hwy 27 S SEBRING (863) 385-7183 www.LakesideDermatology.com& All of your Skin Care NeedsDr. Michael J. Rogers, MD, Board CertiÂ“ ed DermatologistAlex W. Kennon, MD,Board CertiÂ“ ed Dermatologist & Mohs SurgeonDr. Brooke Rogers, DNP, FNP-C Barbara Ross, ARNP-C your Skinin Love withFallWorld Famous Information or Ticket Purchase LPNR.com 863-840-1370 Prizes Â€ Drinks Â€ Food Fun Â€ Raffles Lake Placid Noon Rotary adno=3625182-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A5John E. MurrayJohn E. Murray, 74, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Friday night, Oct. 26, 2018 at Florida Hospital Lake Placid. John was the son of Isabell Wilkie and John G. Murray. He was born on Sept. 25, 1944 in Newton, Massachusetts. John served his country in Vietnam with honors in the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge from the Air Force, John went to work with the Miami-Dade Police Department where he retired after 35 years of service in the bomb squad. John has been a resident of Lake Placid for the past 15 years moving here from South Miami. John was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed Â“shing the local lakes and rebuilding cars, especially the classic cars. John loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his grand and great-grandchildren. John is survived by his loving daughters, Karen Disalvo, Lynda Murray, and Donna Haney; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In keeping with JohnÂs wishes, a service to celebrate his life will be private for his family. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices. com. Services entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida; 863-465-4134. OBITUARIES By MELISSA MAINSTAFF WRITERSEBRING Â„ Car crashes caused approximately onethird of teenage deaths (ages 13-19) in 2010, according to DoSomething. org. ÂIn 2016, 2,433 teens in the U.S. ages 16-19 were killed and 292,742 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes,ÂŽ the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. DoSomething.org reported that 56 percent of teens said that they talk on their phones while driving, but they lose this ability to speak when someone is scaring them with reckless driving. Only 44 percent of teens said they would speak up about someoneÂs irresponsible driving behavior. Chatting on a cell phone doubles the likelihood of an accident, the organization reports. The response time of a teens slows to that of a 70-year-old driver. Teens relish spending time together and making memories, but some of these special moments come at cost, especially when they are made sharing a ride. For 16 and 17-year old drivers, death rates increase for each additional passenger. Although Florida does not place restriction on teens riding together, 15 states and the District of Columbia will not allow teens to drive with another teenager, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. ÂWe have found that distracted driving causes most crashes involving teen drivers and surprisingly, that teen passengers are the top distraction,ÂŽ Florida Public Affairs Director for AAA Matt Nasworthy said. Scott Dressel, public information ofÂ“cer for the Highlands County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ce, said, ÂSetting a limit on who can ride with your teen may be a good step until they become a more seasoned driver.ÂŽ Fifty-six percent of teens are taught how to drive by their parents, DoSomething.org states, and Lake Placid Police Chief James Fansler believes that parents should make the most of those teachable moments. Fansler said, ÂParents should always encourage their children to drive safe. They Â“rst must set a good example by exhibiting conduct they would want their teen drivers to follow. ÂIt is hard to request teen drivers not to text and drive, or play with CD player if the parent is always doing so,ÂŽ Fansler said. Dressel agreed. ÂOne of the best things parents can do, though, is to set a good example. If your kids see you texting while driving, driving under the inÂ”uence, being an aggressive driver or having road rage, they are much more likely to do the same thing.ÂŽ Fansler had some words of advice for teens. ÂBe safe and responsible while driving. Take driving seriously. Stop showing off for friends. Leave a few minutes early so you donÂt have to drive so fast. Pay attention. Leave the phone alone. Driving is not something that anyone should multitask while doing; it requires your full attention.ÂŽ ÂYou may be a great driver, but you also have to be aware there are some not-so-good drivers traveling right along with you,ÂŽ Fansler said. ÂYou must look out for them as well.ÂŽ Although teens may see themselves as experts of the roadway, research suggests otherwise. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, ÂFlorida teens make up approximately 5 percent of FloridaÂs licensed drivers; however, in 2017, teen crashes made up almost 12 percent of all crashes.ÂŽ How can parents help their teens drive more safely on the road? The CDC has several suggestions: 1. Limit the number of teens riding with your teen, preferably to zero. 2. Make sure your teen is off the road at night. Fatal crashes are more likely to occur during this time. 3. Practice night-time driving with your teen. 4. Require your teen to always buckle up. 5. DonÂt allow your teen to be a distracted driver. Prohibit talking on the cell phone, eating, texting or playing with the radio. 6. Make sure your teen doesnÂt drive drunk or drowsy. 7. Ensure that your teen follows the speed limit and adjust the carÂs speed for road conditions. Even though the posted speed is 55 mph, it may not be safe to drive that speed in a driving rainstorm. 8. Be a good role model. Dressel said, ÂA lot of teens have almost a sense of immortality. They think it canÂt happen to them. But any Â“rst responder can tell you that it can indeed happen to teenagers. ÂTeens need to know that it only takes a second of distraction for them to be in a serious crash, Dressel said. ÂI would suggest parents do some research online to look for some of the great tools that are available to help them learn the best way to talk to their teenager about distracted driving. ÂThe thrill of independence that teens get when they get to take to the road alone for the Â“rst time is a part of growing up,ÂŽ Dressel said. ÂBut most teens over-estimate their driving ability and donÂt realize how much they donÂt know.ÂŽCar crashes are a leading cause of death for teens METRO CREATIVE IMAGESFor 16 and 17-year old drivers, death rates increase for each additional passenger. 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A6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com VIEWPOINTS HIGHLANDSNEWS-SUN YOUR HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1919Tim Smolarick Publisher email@example.com Romona Washington Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff Yeazel Advertising Director email@example.com Rob Kearley Circulation Director firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Scherlacher Multi-Media/Production Director email@example.com SUNANOTHER VIEW JOIN THE CONVERSATIONLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. We will not accept any Letters to the Editor that mention a business in a negative tone, as they have no means to defend themselves. Please keep Letters to the Editor to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name Â… not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. In the case of letters that are emailed, the same rules apply. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only four letters per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Highlands News-Sun, Letters to the Editor, 315 US 27 North Sebring, FL 33870, or fax to 863-385-1954. Readers may also email Letters to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org. At last yearÂs annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, we were encouraged when business leaders not only acknowledged the threat sea level rise poses to the region but the role they needed to play in addressing it. It was a major step forward in attracting the Â“nancial and political muscle needed to prepare the region for rising waters. A year later, the three major chambers of commerce from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties are looking to make good on that promise. Earlier this year, the business groups signed an agreement to Âact and collaborate as a regionÂŽ on the issue of sea-level rise, Dennis Grady, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, recently told the Post Editorial Board. ÂAs business organizations, we realized that we could no longer afford to get bogged down by parochialism, not on this issue,ÂŽ Grady said. ÂSealevel rise is a regional problem and we are all in agreement that we need to attack it that way; with a laser point, not a shotgun blast.ÂŽ Adding that the message of the collaborative series Â„ The Invading Sea Â„ by the Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post and WLRN Public Radio Âwas not lost on us,ÂŽ Grady said, ÂFrom a regional standpoint, we now know that sea level rise has to be at the top of our thought process in terms of future business growth and development.ÂŽ That should please the scores of climate science and government leaders attending the leadership summit held last week at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was hosted by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. YouÂd hardly be blamed for thinking that the bulk of the business community had been napping on the biggest existential threat facing our region. Real estate is a multibillion-dollar industry in South Florida. ... When it comes to sea-level rise, however, our region is the tip of the spear. As weÂve said previously, predictions show South Florida is due for 1 to 2 feet of sea level rise by 2060, endangering more than $14 billion of real estate, according to the nonproÂ“t research group Climate Central. Of the 25 U.S. cities most vulnerable to sea level rise, 22 are in Florida. The threat from rising seas is not only real and visible but tangible when it comes to our tax dollars. Enter the Climate Change Compact, now beginning its 10th year, a collaborative effort between Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties created in response to this environmental and economic threat. The idea was to get the four Florida counties Â„ and their municipalities Â„ with arguably the most to lose to work together on resilience, mitigation and adaptation strategies. And there has been success Â„ mostly on the government side. Through its still relatively new OfÂ“ce of Resilience, Palm Beach County has been a guiding force for its municipalities; encouraging them to use the the CompactÂs research and strategies to help counter the effects of sea level rise and storm surge. But to adequately address sea-level rise issues the right way, local governments must work hand-inglove with local businesses. To that end, Grady Â„ who addressed last weekÂs summit Â„ says we should see more action and input from the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Greater Miami chambers, as well as his own. ÂWeÂre beyond issue proclamation time,ÂŽ he said. ÂWeÂre committed to going to Washington, Tallahassee, wherever we need to get this issue in front of the right people: that our region is at great risk from sea level rise.ÂŽ ThatÂs a welcome start. An editorial from the Miami Herald.A tangible threatSchool securityAll the news of late has been politics and the election is of vital importance, but other items keep coming up that need attention. Two weeks ago, two 11-year-old girls in Polk County went to school with knives, intent on doing harm to other girls. They were stopped because another student reported them. No harm was done. A few days ago, two teenagers got in a Â“ght in the hallway of a school in North Carolina and the one boy pulled out a gun and killed the other. Three things come to mind. First, why did the boy have a gun? Second, where did he get the gun? Third, how did the gun get into school? Local authorities have struggled with ideas about how to prevent school shootings but these incidents keep happening. According to the internet, there have been 286 school shootings since 2009 all over the country. A squad car in the parking lot, ofÂ“cers at the doors and cameras all over the schools do not seem to be the answer. The shootings have been students shooting students, not outside individuals coming into the schools. Are we not ignoring the obvious that the weapons are coming to school either on a studentÂs person or in his/her backpack? Parents could be the Â“rst line of defense by checking the childÂs pack before school, but barring that, a random bag inspection could be done at the school. This is not an invasion of a studentÂs privacy, but possibly a method to insure school safety. Just an idea folks, nothing else seems to be working.Hal Graves SebringWhere is the countryÂs future?I am very worried about our countryÂs future.We have to the point where our president called Andrew Gillum a thief without any proof. Mr. Trump, please tell us what he stole. Mr. Trump apologies to Judge [Brett] Kavanaugh and his family for the ordeal they went though. Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford is still waiting for her apology. Trump is beginning to sound like Hitler. Blame everything on someone. Now, Mr. Trump claims he can sign an order about citizenship. Remember Hitler took away Germen citizenship for the Jews. Since they were no longer citizens they were not protected under the laws. Can we afford two more years under Trump? Vote on Tuesday and vote with your heart and not party lines.Cli McDonald Lake PlacidYOUR VIEW COLUMNISTPeter Roff President Donald Trump, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and the rest of the administration deserve considerable thanks for the creativity theyÂve employed in developing work arounds for some of the worst parts of Obamacare. Up to a point. Regrettably, the recently announced plan for bringing down the cost of prescription drugs down is so heavily dependent on government-imposed price controls as to render it anathema to anyone serious about using market-based reforms to bend the cost of healthcare downward. AzarÂs department is already taking comments on a potential rule tying the price for what Medicare Part B pays for certain drugs to what they cost in other countries. To the people who think drugs are cheaper in Canada because the government charges less for them, that might sound like a good idea. It is in fact hogwash, and the only comment people should be sending into HHS is to drop the initiative in its entirety before someone gets hurt. The key reason the price consumers pay for drugs in other countries are cheaper than they are in the United States is because the bureaucrats in a country like Canada that runs a single-payer healthcare systems dictate to manufacturers the price theyÂre willing to pay. Companies that refuse to play along run the risk of being shut out of the market altogether Â„ which isnÂt great for patients Â„ or of having carbon copies of supposedly patent-protected drugs suddenly appear on the market at a much lower cost as if by magic. Neither of these outcomes are good for patients or consumers. TheyÂre also bad for U.S. manufacturers and investors Â„ which means a chilling effect on innovation canÂt be far behind. How does a CEO justify an investment of millions or more into research and development of new drugs when government dictates on price virtually guarantees the money wonÂt be recouped to any kind of reasonable degree before a patent expires and generics Â”ood the market? People sometimes forget the Â“rst pill is the most expensive one to manufacture: After that itÂs all downhill, production and distribution costs generally being negligible by comparison. The Wall Street Journal put it well earlier this week, when it editorialized on the subject by explaining how cheaper European drugs werenÂt necessarily better. ÂOf 74 cancer drugs launched between 2011 and 2018, 70 (95 percent) are available in the United States. Compare that with 74 percent in the U.K., 49 percent in Japan, and 8 percent in Greece. This should cure anyone of the delusion that these countries will simply start to pay more for drugs. TheyÂre willing to deny treatments if it saves money.ÂŽ A chief complaint about Obamacare in its nascent stage, before Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid rammed it through Congress without knowing what was in it (because few if any members of Congress would admit to having read it), was that rationing of care would be an almost certain result. Well, the same is true of price controls. They also lead to rationing Â„ remember the 1970s anyone Â„ and leave too much power in the hands of the bureaucrats who set them while disempowering consumers. Markets should set prices by sending signals about what they should be. ItÂs not a job for an SES level federal bureaucrat working just off Capitol Hill looking at a spread sheet showing what they cost in Europe. The president and Secretary Azar would be well advised to drop the whole idea, quietly and let it just fade from memory. Price controls never work. The desire to use them is not helpfully as a matter of policy or politically: they play to the liberal/left narrative that Trump is an autocrat intent on doing everything his way or not at all. Peter Roff is a Washington commentator who appears regularly on One America News. He is a former senior political writer for United Press International and contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report. Email him at RoffColumns@ gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @Peter RoffMemo to Trump: Price controls are not the way to go
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | A7motorcycles and ÂI couldnÂt ride both of them at once,ÂŽ so he decided to make something unique with one of them. In 2016, when he was 65 and still living in Fort Lauderdale, Windsor placed the motorcycle, stripped of its wheels, struts and fenders, on a plywood platform, itself mounted on four pontoons fashioned from 18 food-grade 55-gallon drums. Each drum has a car tire valve stem, he said, so he can inÂ”ate them to 20 psi (pounds per square inch) for better buoyancy. Windsor said he transfers power from the motorcycle engine via the stock transmission converted to a chain drive. A 530 motorcycle chain wraps around a 40-inch, 200-tooth sprocket on the 5-foot-tall and 6-foot-wide paddle wheel. Sealed-bearing wheel spoke hubs, seven total with two on the paddle, help with the moving parts, Windsor said. The paddle raises and lowers into the water via a hand-held remote. It came in handy when Windsor had the boat trucked up from the coast when he moved in three months ago. Whenever possible, heÂs used automotive parts or used marine parts for his components. And, like 19th-century paddle wheel steamboats, ÂWataulooknatÂŽ is boarded from the front by way of a hinged, pulley-lowered gangplank. The main difference is WindsorÂs is motorized and run by remote control. Auxiliary power comes from a 1984 15hp Evinrude-Johnson outboard engine, mounted in a permanent forward position in a cowling in front of the ÂcaptainÂs chair.ÂŽ Windsor said he modiÂ“ed the foot brake on the right side of the motorcycle to switch among the EvinrudeÂs three gears: Forward, neutral and reverse. The handlebars tie into a four-rudder, hidden-cable mechanism, and the twist throttle still accelerates the motor. Thus far, Windsor said, heÂs only taken the boat around the lake at idle speed, which the motor does at a good clip with ease. ÂIt hardly burns any gas at idle,ÂŽ Windsor said. ÂIÂm not into speed. I donÂt really care how fast it goes. ItÂs the only Harley-Davidson stern paddle wheeler on the planet Earth.ÂŽ His best guess is the boat will run 15-18 mph at Âtop speed,ÂŽ which is the fastest he can advance the throttle without damaging the paddle wheel. When he contacted the Guinness Book of World Records and was told there is no category for fastest speed by a motorcycle-driven stern-mounted paddle wheel boat. So heÂll need help documenting it Â„ at least six people, some of them in at least two chaser boats to document his speed. After he sets that record, he hopes to sell the boat to someone who doesnÂt mind the attention of gawkers. ÂIf this was an event,ÂŽ Windsor said Thursday, Âall the people would come to shore to watch this boat go by.ÂŽ Anyone who wants to help him document the record can in touch with him by email, he said: email@example.com.REDFROM PAGE 1A PHIL ATTINGER/STAFFJerry Windsor, 67, makes a circuit Thursday morning on Little Lake Red Water in Lake Placid in ÂWataulooknat,Â a homemade paddle wheeler powered by a 1993 Harley-Davidson FXDL, bolted to the deck beside him and tied into the paddle wheel via chain drive. Windsor hopes to set a Guinness World Record for speed in a new category for motorcycle-powered paddle boat. adno=3624862-1 2018 Miracle-Ear, Inc. 16578ROPA Hearing aids do not restore natural hearing. 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SPORTS SECTION B Sunday, November 4, 2018 Â• LOCAL Â• STATE Â• NATIONAL By JERRY MEISENHEIMERCORRESPONDENTSPRING LAKE Â„ Fishing is a sport with a lot of variables and challenges. One-hundredand-four fisherman found how true that is on Sunday morning, Oct. 28. At first light, about 7:15 a.m., 52 bass boats motored out onto Lake Istokpoga. Their goal was to take home prize money in the second annual Highlands County SheriffÂs Office Bass Tournament. According to Sheriff Paul Blackman, who fished in the tournament too, the proceeds from the event go to sending 72 Highlands County children to the SheriffÂs Youth Ranch for a week at camp next summer. ÂMany of them would never get the opportunity. We do that for them,ÂŽ said Blackman. The weather has a lot to do with whether the fish cooperate. Once the anglers left the Istokpoga Park Boat Ramp, and headed into open water, they were greeted with rough seas, wind and the coolest temperature of the season. But, fisherman are brave souls and were determined to come back with either the heaviest three fish or the biggest bass. Many of the boats had extra passengers as well. Up to two children were allowed on board to get a glimpse of what fishing is all about. Luckily, the sun warmed things up. But, unfortunately, the fish didnÂt seem to ca re. SheriffÂs bass tournament reels Âem in Great support for important fundraiser JERRY MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENTThese volunteers weighed the Â“sh in at the tournament. From left; Deputy Jason Mulligan, Sebring PD SRO Wilma Tindell, Deputy James Brimlo and Explorer Gabrielle Ouverson. BASS | 4BThe Freshwater Fishing Forecast for the first week of November gives anglers the new moon phase and ideal fall weather forecast which will produce one of the two best fishing weeks of the month. Anglers take note; fish are now operating on standard time, adjust your strategies accordingly. All fishing factors considered, anglers can expect above average fishing results as factors align to cause fish to adjust and feed daily in greater amounts. Today through Thursday greater solar energy levels will occur daily, along with daily wind speed and direction changes. Water temperatures are ideal, enabling fish to feed-at-will as dissolved oxygen levels reach optimum levels for annual high digestion rates. Anglers will have no negative fishing-factors this week if the weather forecast holds trueÂ„Wednesday and Thursday wind speeds might be less than ideal. Wednesday the new moon occurs eight days after the lunar perigee which occurred Oct. 31. This means itÂs at less than half strength when compared to the full moon this month occurring four days before the lunar perigee, making it the best fishing week this month---January will produce a super full moon phase. Bait colors which have been producing consistently have been red, gold, brown, black, blue and junebug. Spinnerbait with gold blades (dark colored skirts for dark water and light colored skirts for light water) are producing well when slow-rolled over submerged vegetation. Top water baits work well if retrieved very slowly with several pauses, followed by a subtle shaking of the rod-tip to produce a bait action on the surface which mimics a stressed tired state. This slow retrieve-action tactic attracts the larger fish and conversely, a steady faster retrieve-action attracts the younger smaller fish, which still chase-down their prey. Best Fishing Days: Tuesday through ThursdayÂs sunrise, noon and sunset periods will produce well above average feed New moon makes for great fishingHIGHLANDS BASS ANGLERDave Douglass MOON | 7B By RUTH ANNE LAWSONSTAFF WRITERMERRITT ISLAND Â… Sebring cruised past the Merritt Island Mustangs with ease Friday night by a final score of 42-3. The Blue Streaks end their regular season with a record of 8-2. ÂI am always happy with a win,ÂŽ said Coach LaVaar Scott. ÂThey came in here and did the work. I feel like it was a little bit lackluster but we will look at the film and see how we really did. The execution was not what we wanted going into the playoffs. Everyone is healthy for the most part and if not they will get treated all weekend.ÂŽ In the first quarter Sebring quarterback DJ Williams got loose for a 47-yard touchdown. The extra point gave the Blue Streaks a 7-0 lead with 7:33 left in the first quarter. Merritt IslandÂs next possession ended with SebringÂs Roger Yarde intercepting a pass that he returned for a 55-yard touchdown. The extra point made it 14-0 midway through the second period. After forcing a Mustang punt, SebringÂs Williams ran the ball 35 yards for another touchdown. The extra point extended the lead to a commanding 21-0 with :34 seconds left in the half. ÂWe started off a little slow but we did pick it up in the second half,ÂŽ said quarterback DJ Williams. ÂWe should have been doing way better than we were. I felt like I wanted to give other people big plays. I think the coaches are great. They make us disciplined and hardworking. I try to lead by example. With playoffs coming up we are going to work hard and get back at it.ÂŽ The Mustangs attempted an onside kick but it went straight into the arms of SebringÂs JÂdarien Barrett. Sebring scored again to make it 28-0 with Blue Streaks overpower Mustangs Sebring beats Merritt Island in regular season finale RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFSebringÂs Norris Taylor is brought down by the face mask in Friday nightÂs game against Merritt Island. The Blue Streaks defeat ed the Mustangs in the Â“nal game of the regular season. Sebring quarterback DJ Williams jumps over a Merritt Island player in Friday nightÂs win. The Blue Streaks defeated the Mustangs 42-3.SEBRING | 6BBy JIM TAYLORCORRESPONDENTLAKE PLACID Â… The Lake Placid Green Dragons held off the Avon Park Red Devils fourth quarter comeback to Â“nish the season with a 24-19 victory in an emotional and highly competitive game. For Lake Placid, which improved to 6-4, it was seeing their former coach on the opposite side for the Red Devils, who have suffered key injuries that has seen their 5-1 start spiral down to a 5-5 regular season record. ÂIt was a good win for us,ÂŽ said Lake Placid Head Coach Andy Juhda. ÂIt has been an emotional season for us, it is good to Â“nish with a win. Now we wait to see if we made the playoffs.ÂŽ Avon Park found themselves the victims of bad long snaps on their Â“rst two drives, the Â“rst recovered by Lake PlacidÂs Javarie White on the Red Devils 32-yard line. Lake Placid took advantage of the opportunity on their Â“rst offensive play, breaking out the hook and ladder for a 32-yard touchdown. Shamar Mitchell threw the ball to Erskin Tolliver, who then tossed it to Katwan Ward, who ran down the let sideline for the touchdown. White converted the two point run as Lake Placid took an 8-0 lead. Avon ParkÂs second possession ended with the long snap sailing past the punter, who was tackled in the end zone for a safety by Lake PlacidÂs Cade Simmons as Green Dragons edge Red DevilsLake Placid beats Avon Park in season finale PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Katwan Ward (3) breaks away from a host of Avon Park players during Friday nightÂs game. The Green Dragons beat the Red Devils by a score of 24-19.DRAGONS | 3B 2 0 1 8 1 1 0 4 s e b 0 1 p d f 1 0 3 N o v 1 8 1 6 : 4 2 : 5 3
B2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNThe No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracn GT3 co-driven to the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) title by Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow Â“nished on the podium eight times in 11 races, including a run of Â“ve straight podiums to start the season. It won twice, at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. It Â“nished inside the top Â“ve 10 times. And it needed every single one of those results to win a closely contested championship battle over the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 and its lead driver, Katherine Legge. ÂI had a number of people say to us, ÂYou know, with all the points you guys have accumulated, you should have put this thing away two races ago,ÂÂŽ said Team Owner Paul Miller. ÂThe reality is that the 86 guys just did a great job. They just did not let up. They had a great car and they just kept coming at us.ÂŽ Going into the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans season Â“nale at Road Atlanta on Oct. 13, the No. 48 team had a six-point lead over Legge. However, two races earlier following the eighth round of the season, the margin was 18 points, before Legge and her co-driver, Alvaro Parente, whittled down the lead with a thirdplace performance in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway and a victory in the AmericaÂs Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. ÂI was kidding with people that I didnÂt know whether I was going to have a heart attack or a stroke the weekend of Petit, because there was so much pressure,ÂŽ Miller said. ÂYou knew you had to be on the podium to really protect the championship lead; the little, slim lead we had. It was a real nail-biter.ÂŽ But their performance in the race put the teamÂs mind at ease. In the end, they Â“nished third in the race, one position behind the No. 86. That gave them the championship by four points. ÂWe had an increasingly better car over the course of the race, so we had good pace and we were competitive and able to run really good times,ÂŽ Miller said. ÂSo, the last couple of hours when we were just following Parente, we could have pushed harder, we could have even tried to pass them, but there was no point in doing that. We just had to keep focused on the objective. ÂIt made it all that much more exciting, but it also took a few days to even have it sink in because there was just so much pressure. I think our whole team, it literally took until the middle of that week following the race for people to start to really be able to breathe and feel like, ÂWow, we can actually enjoy this. WeÂve actually come away with this thing.ÂÂŽ It marked the culmination of several years of strong performance in the WeatherTech Championship GTD class. The team had Â“nished Âon the podiumÂŽ in the GTD standings in each of the Â“rst three years of the WeatherTech Championship with a runner-up performance in 2014, followed by back-to-back third-place Â“nishes in the 2015 and 2016 championship standings. After an uncharacteristic eighth-place showing in the 2017 Â“nal standings, the team came back with a vengeance right out of the gate in 2018 with a third-place showing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona ahead of their victory at Sebring. ÂA big key to this year was doing so well at Daytona and Sebring,ÂŽ Miller said. ÂI mean, coming out of the box with the Â“rst two critical races really set the tone for the whole season. Usually, if you go back and you look at our record, weÂll have a seventh or ninth in there and weÂll have some issues or weÂll have some unfortunate incident that will set us back and then we just wonÂt have the points accumulations that we had this year. ÂThat was a huge, huge factor in our season, coming out of Daytona with a third. Then, to be able to win at Sebring, really, really put us in a great position to make a real run at it.ÂŽ The team took the GTD points lead after Sebring. While the margin got close a few times Â… all the way down to one point coming out of the SahlenÂs Six Hours of The Glen Â… the No. 48 squad never relinquished the lead for the rest of the year.Paul Miller Racing earned GTD title Strong results key to successful season IMSA PHOTOThe No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracn GT3 won the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) title and Â“nished on the podium eight times in 11 races. adno=3627151-1People Who Know What TheyÂre Doing With a Christian Attitude SAVE THIS AD FOR 20% OFF YOUR NEXT SERVICE 15% Discount for Senior Citizens and Veterans adno=3627332-1 GOLF LIQUIDATION SALE10AM Â€ 5PM Â€ CLUB REPAIR & REGRIPPING WHILE YOU WAIT! 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www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B3the Green Dragons lead hit double digits at 10-0. Toward the end of the Â“rst quarter, Avon Park was plagued with long snap problems again, this time the loose ball was recovered by Lake Placid on their own 32. Lake Placid responded with an eight-play drive for 68 yards that went into the second quarter. The drive was highlighted by a 34-yard pass from Mitchell to Tolliver. Ward capped off the drive with a 6-yard run to put the Green Dragons up 17-0. Avon Park responded with a eight-play drive that covered 57 yards. Xavier Holdman completed two passes to Javarius Smith, the Â“rst for 32 yards and the second for a 17-yard touchdown that made the score 17-6 at the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Avon Park slashed the Green Dragons lead to four points, 17-13, after a 2-yard touchdown run by Jalen Turner. Avon Park seemed to gain the momentum of the game, forcing a third and 22 on the Green Dragons until Lake Placid went back to the play that started the game or them. A hook and ladder from Mitchell, this time to White who tossed to Tolliver for a 46 yard pickup to the Avon Park 31. Two plays later, White carried the ball in from 15 yards out to give Lake Placid back an eleven point lead at 24-13. With less than a minute let in the game, Avon Park added to the Â“nal score with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Holdman to Earl Collins that made the Â“nal score 24-19. ÂWith the loss of some key players and leaders,ÂŽ said Avon Park Head Coach Jerry Hudnell. ÂWe seemed to have lost the conÂ“dence to win. We need to change that before next Friday.ÂŽ James Satine led the Red Devils with 144 yards on 12 carries and Holdman completed 8 o 16 or 117 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. White led the Green Dragons with 68 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. Mitchell completed 8 o 16 for 150 yards and a touchdown. Both teams are waiting at this time on their playoff fate.DRAGONSFROM PAGE 1B PHOTO BY JIM TAYLOR/CORRESPONDENTLake PlacidÂs Cade Simmons gets Â”ipped upside down as Erskin Tolliver tries to avoid the Avon Park defense during Friday nightÂs game. Lake PlacidÂs Shamar Mitchell puts pressure on Avon ParkÂs Xavier Holdman during Friday nightÂs game. Lake PlacidÂs Erskin Tolliver breaks o a big gain during Friday nightÂs win over Avon Park. Lake PlacidÂs Katwan Ward (3) meets Avon ParkÂs Antwan Gavin during Friday nightÂs game. SEBRING: 655-2190 | LAKE PLACID: 465-1530 | AVON PARK: 452-5800 ARCADIA: 494-2004 | WAUCHULA: 773-2002 2017LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18 11/17/18adno=3618507-1
B4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com A few boats came back in early with nothing in their live-boxes. Meanwhile, Sergeant Ross Porter, who supervises the school resource deputies, and organized the tournament with the help of his staff, waited patiently on shore for the weigh-in at 1 p.m. Then one by one, followed by a flotilla of boats, the excitement started to build. Each captain was asked, ÂDo you have any fish?ÂŽ Much to the surprise of family members and onlookers, the scale showed some nice numbers. Kevin Cheatwood, accompanied by his grandson Clay Sartori, a 7th grader at Lake Placid Middle School, fished with JR Corbin. They had a total of 11 pounds of bass, (first place) with one of them being 7.3 pounds. That one turned out to be the Âbig bassÂ of the day. Father and son team, Darrell Kindrick and Bubba Kindrick, brought in a 6.1-pound lunker; but, it wasnÂt quite enough for the prize money. As each boat weighed in, the numbers were radioed to the Âcommand postÂ and written on the winner board. In spite of some disappointment with their catches, the participants knew their entry fees were going to make a difference in a kidÂs life next summer. Sponsors helped to make the charity a success. In addition to the prize money, there was a raffle for two huge ice coolers, and even an AR15 rifle. In return, their names were printed on the back of the-t-shirts each fisherman received. No event like this could send people home hungry. So, Highlands County SheriffÂs Department staff and police explorers cooked up burgers and hot dogs. Members of the Sebring Police Department also pitched in to make this yearÂs tournament bigger and better than last year. If you would like to help with sending a child to camp next summer, just call the Highlands County SheriffÂs Office at 863-402-7200 and have Sgt. Porter contact you.BASSFROM PAGE 1B Sheri Paul Blackman was one of the Â“sherman. He said the proceeds of the tournament will go to send 72 Highlands County kids to the SheriÂs Youth Camp next summer. Darrell Kindrick and his son, Bubba, only caught one bass, but it was a nice. 6.1-pounder. The biggest bass (7.3 pounds) was displayed by Clay Sartori. It was caught by his grandfather, Kevin Cheatwood. JERRY MEISENHEIMER/CORRESPONDENTK-9 Ocer Jack Morgan, with the Seminole Tribe Police Department, and his son, Josh, 12, enjoyed a burger and a hot dog after being out on the water all morning. adno=3626491-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B5By BRANDON C. WILLIAMSASSOCIATED PRESSHalfway through the season, fantasy owners should know who to trust on a weekly basis. Draft position is meaningless at this point Â„ players are either producing or theyÂre not. FantasyÂs midpoint also signals some players who have been on the outer edge of a breakthrough. A handful of talents that have flown under the radar or benefited from the trade deadline will use this week as a jumping off point. START: Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings: By now, trusting Dalvin Cook is a foolÂs errand. The Minnesota ground game hasnÂt missed Cook as Murray has scored four touchdowns in the last three games and faces a Lions run defense that is 26th in fantasy points allowed per game to opposing running backs. Cook may play but will be limited, whereas Murray makes for a solid RB2 who also happens to average 5.1 yards per carry in his home confines. SIT: Phillip Rivers, QB, Chargers: The Seahawks are downright selfish when it comes to defending the pass, not only ranking first in fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, but also third in fewest receiving yards allowed. ItÂs certainly a tough call to sit Rivers, who has thrown multiple touchdowns in each game this season, yet the Chargers are on the road and there are better matchups to exploit. START: Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos: The departure of Demaryius Thomas to the Texans sets up the path for Sutton to become DenverÂs top wideout. Sutton has yet to be targeted more than six times in a game but expect the big rookie to hit double digits for the first time. Houston does come into the Mile High City with a five-game win streak, but a pass defense that is 19th in yards allowed and has given up 15 touchdowns will be suspect. Sutton has just 17 catches, but eight have been for better than 20 yards. HeÂs a great flex option whose upside will push him into must start territory soon. SIT: Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets: In the three games since rushing for 219 yards against the Broncos, Crowell has managed only 94 yards on 37 carries, averaging 2.54 yards per attempt. Facing the Dolphins with the leagueÂs worst run defense should be the type of game that perks up Crowell, yet thereÂs little reason to believe heÂll snap out of his funk. The rise of Trenton Cannon is starting to close the window opened for Crowell upon the loss of Bilal Powell. START: O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers: In the first three games Ryan Fitzpatrick started this season, Howard averaged 20.1 yards per catch while catching 11 of 14 targets. Howard has a chance to put up a huge afternoon feasting on a Panthers defense that is last in fantasy points per game allowed to opposing tight ends. Contending with Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson is more than a handful as is, but the thought of Howard getting favorable matchups and utilizing his speed is why he should be a strong TE1. SIT: Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys: The addition of Amari Cooper will help bolster a Dallas passing game that is 29th in yardage, good news for Prescott, who has used his running skills to put together his two best fantasy outings in consecutive weeks. The good times may pause Monday night against a Titans run defense tied for third with only three rushing touchdowns allowed. DonÂt expect Cooper to make an immediate impact, either. START: Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers: Few receivers put up solid numbers against the Ravens defense, so Funchess and his three receptions for 27 yards last week can be forgiven. Funchess has better prospects this week against a Buccaneers defense 30th in passing yards allowed and last in the league with 20 touchdown passes allowed. Funchess has yet to hit the 100-yard mark this season. SIT: LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills: ItÂs hard to tell if McCoyÂs decline is simply a case of a decade of usage finally catching up to him or if the Buffalo offense is that bad. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, but thatÂs no reason for fantasy players to wheel out McCoy against a Bears run defense that is third in yards allowed and remains the leagueÂs only team to not allow a rushing touchdown. McCoy will get his share of touches, but bad touches become worse touches as the numbers climb. START: Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens: Coming off his worst outing of the season, Flacco gets a great rebound opportunity against a Steelers team that he carved up for 363 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4. Pittsburgh is 16th in net passing yards allowed but has allowed 17 touchdowns. The Steelers have also given up 29 completions of 20 or more yards. SIT: Aaron Jones, RB, Packers: Green BayÂs dependence on the pass and a timeshare with Jamaal Williams makes Jones a risky play despite the potential of a Sunday night slugfest against the Patriots. Jones ran for 86 yards on just 12 carries last week against the Rams and would be a high-end RB2 if fantasy owners knew he would get 18-20 touches.Best fantasy players for week 9Six NFL teams are on bye weeks ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO BY HOWARD SIMMONSMinnesota running back Latavius Murray (25) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the New York Jets. Murray is an excellent start in todayÂs game against the Detroit Lions.SPECIAL TO HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUNShowcasing skill and experience, Cooper MacNeil navigated a slippery racetrack in Monza to secure his ninth Ferrari Challenge North America victory of 2018 and as a result, his Â“rst championship in the series. The title has been a long time coming for MacNeil, who began racing part time in Ferrari Challenge in 2011 and ran a full season for the Â“rst time in 2017. In addition to the nine wins through 13 rounds in 2018 Â… one of which he was forced to miss due to a conÂ”icting IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Â… MacNeil also owns nine pole positions and seven fastest laps with one race remaining. ÂAnytime you win a championship, itÂs fantastic and the Ferrari Challenge championship is no exception,ÂŽ MacNeil said. ÂThereÂs some strong competition that kept the pressure on all year and didnÂt make it easy for me. We had to work for it, especially with missing a race.ÂŽMacNeil overcomes elements in MonzaPosts win in Ferrari Challenge ChampionshipWorld Famous Information or Ticket Purchase LPNR.com 863-840-1370 Prizes Â€ Drinks Â€ Food Fun Â€ Raffles Lake Placid Noon Rotary
B6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com 10:54 left in the third quarter. SebringÂs Jordan Rose sacked the quarterback and Devion Littles intercepted the ball but a penalty flag against the Streaks gave the ball back to the Mustangs. Merritt Island made a field goal cutting the deficit to 28-3 with 3:45 left in the third quarter. Merritt Island kicked off and SebringÂs Yarde returned the ball for an incredible 82-yard touchdown. The extra point gave the Blue Streaks a 35-3 lead late in the third quarter. Yarde ran for 137 yards on the night for the Blue Streaks. In the fourth quarter, Sebring drove into Mustang territory and Williams powered his way into the end zone for another Blue Streak touchdown. Sebring kicked the extra point to make it 42-3. Williams rushed for an impressive 127 yards in the game. SebringÂs JC Crenshaw made several crucial hits for the Blue Streaks and the defense kept the Mustangs from scoring. ÂIt started off fun,ÂŽ said JC Crenshaw. ÂThe defense started off strong and shutdown their run game a little bit. It was fun to get some hits in. ItÂs my senior year and I just want to go out there and have some fun with the boys for one last time. Do all you can do because itÂs the last year and we want to make it fun. I am trying to be a role model on and off the field. Making good grades and teaching the upcoming freshmen because they will be replacing us. I hope to play in college. I love my team, we are good and we have a good bond. We are going to watch film, get healthy, and study for the playoffs.ÂŽ The Sebring Blue Streaks will be in the Class 6A state playoffs beginning Friday, but donÂt know who their opponent will be yet. ÂEveryone is special and they worked together to win the game,ÂŽ said Scott. ÂI am proud of them. They worked from the off season. We are 8-2 and they could have easily been 10-0 and they know that. We are young up front but they are growing up and it is a new season now. We are going to get healthy, watch films and get ready for the playoffs.ÂŽSEBRINGFROM PAGE 1B Sebring quarterback DJ Williams powers his way into the end zone during Friday nightÂs win over Merritt Island. RUTH ANNE LAWSON/STAFFSebringÂs Shareal Taylor (2) and Jaray Harrison (9) celebrate after Taylor intercepted the ball in Friday nightÂs victory against Merritt Island. Home Solution Lenders, Inc. Voted #1 Mortgage LenderFor generations, weÂve been helping our neighbors achieve their dreams of home ownership with mortgages that make sound financial sense. Talk to us today about what we can do to help you get in the door.Find the Right Mortgage for You adno=3626311-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | B7ratings. Major Fishing Period: Today the moon is overhead at 9:51 a.m. and solar noon occurs at 12:09 p.m. which will produce a feed intensity rating of 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Daily this period moves later by 50 minutes. The Minor Fishing Period: Today the moonset occurs at 4:05 p.m. and the sunset at 5:40 p.m. and will create a feed intensity rating of 3-4 from 4-6:30 p.m. Daily this period moves later by 30 minutes. The moonrise will not work in harmony with the sunrise period until Tuesday morning when it occurs at 5:30 a.m. Daily this moon phase occurs one hour later which will produce an excellent early morning feeding period Wednesday through FridayÂ„6-9 a.m. Prime Monthly Periods: Nov. 4-9 new moon, 20-25 full moon, Dec. 4-9 new moon, 19-24 full moon. Highlands Bass Angler Bass Guide Specials: A 4-5 hour fall charter for $225.00 for one or two anglers, all gear, artificial bait and tackle included. Cold water and weather protection provided. Custom bass fishing charter package options available. Call 863-3818474 to plan and book your bass fishing experience today. Istokpoga.info News: The lake level is at 39.12 feet above sea level, which is 5 inches below the seasonal-annual high level of 39.50ÂŽ. The minimum level currently is 39Â. Today, all S68 spillway gates are closed. 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 find water level and flow 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-five 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 fishing areas. HighlandsBassAngler. com offers bass fishing guide-trip options, 72 lake-contour maps and additional map sources, and fishing philosophy. Personalized custom fishing package options for beginners to professional anglers are available upon request. Dave Douglass is a bass fishing guide and teacher on twenty-five lakes, from the towns of Kissimmee to Clewiston. Visit HighlandsBassAngler. com for complete details. Phone: 863381-8474. Email: DavidPDouglass@ hotmail.com.MOONFROM PAGE 1B FILE PHOTOGo Â“shing with Highlands Bass Angler Dave Douglass and you might land a big bass like this one. In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion 725 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL863-385-0161, ext. 0www.palmsofsebring.com 725SPiStSbiFL TURKEY BINGO Call 863-385-0161 ext. 0 to Reserve Your Seat! Thurs., Nov. 8, 20186:00 p.m. FREE to the Public Â€ Refreshments! adno=3625213-1 3600 South Highlands Ave. | Sebring, FL 33870 | 866.442.2362 | HighlandsRegional.com YOUR ERHighlands Regional Medical Center is now powered by HCA Healthcare, a nationwide network of healthcare facilities and personnel. This means Highlands Regional patients will beneÂ“t from industry leading best practices and state-of-the-art care delivered by highly skilled physicians and sta.To speak to a registered nurse or for a FREE physician referral, call 866.442.2362.Breast Care + Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Imaging + Cath Lab + Colorectal Surgery + Emergency Medicine + Eye Surgery Gastroenterology Services + Gynecological Surgery + Gynecology + Heart Care + Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy + Joint Replacement Occupational Therapy/Rehabilitation + Orthopedic Surgery/Treatment + Pediatric Emergency Medicine + Physical Therapy + Plastic Surgery Radiology + Speech Therapy + Urological Services/Surgery + Weight Loss/Bariatric + WomenÂs Health POWEREDby adno=3620008-1
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THE NEWS WIRESTATE Â€ NATIONAL Â€ WORLD Â€ BUSINESS About 100 gather for Âhealing serviceÂ outside synagogueSee page 3 Sunday, November 4, 2018 By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. Â„ What was supposed to be a routine Friday night ritual of socializing, dining and exercising in an upscale shopping center a few miles from FloridaÂs Capitol turned into a chaotic scene after a gunman shot two women to death and wounded Â“ve other people at a yoga studio before killing himself. Tallahassee police say 40-yearold Scott Paul Beierle shot six people and pistol-whipped another after walking into the yoga studio that sits on the second Â”oor of the small shopping plaza. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said some in the studio showed courage and tried to stop him. Witnesses at the shopping center described how people who had been in the studio, including one who was bleeding, ran away, seeking shelter in nearby bars and restaurants as shots rang out. Police responded within a few minutes, but by then Beirele had fatally shot himself, leaving police to search for a motive and a community to wonder what prompted the violence near the cityÂs fashionable midtown neighborhoods. ÂItÂs a place that brings my joy and peace, and I think itÂs ruined,ÂŽ said Katie Bohnett, an instructor at the yoga studio who skipped her normal Friday practice to meet a friend for dinner. ÂThis monster ruined it.ÂŽ Police said Beierle acted alone but they were still looking into what prompted the shooting. He had been in the military and was a graduate of nearby Florida State University, but was living in Deltona, a town in central Florida east of Orlando. Authorities in that county were Man posed as customer, killed 2 women in Tallahassee yoga studio AP PHOTOPolice investigators work the scene of a shooting, Friday, in Tallahassee, Fla. A shooter killed two people at a yoga studio in FloridaÂs capital before killing himself Friday, ocials said. By TERRY SPENCERASSOCIATED PRESSWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Â„ While Florida Republicans waited for President Donald Trump in one corner of the state Saturday, Margaritaville king Jimmy Buffett took musical shots at him and Gov. Rick Scott in another as the stateÂs tight Senate and gubernatorial races reached the Â“nal weekend of campaigning. Performing at a West Palm Beach campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who is being challenged by Scott, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is running for governor, Buffett urged more than 1,000 people to vote Democratic by tweaking the lyrics of two of his most popular songs. First, to take a dig at Trump, he changed the wording of ÂCome MondayÂŽ to ÂCome Tuesday, things will change. Come Tuesday, weÂre making a change. ItÂs been two insane years and itÂs time to really switch gears...ÂŽ The performance was 3 miles from TrumpÂs Mar-aLago resort and frequent winter hangout. Then using ÂMargaritaville,ÂŽ he criticized Scott for the stateÂs environmental problems: ÂSome people say thereÂs a red tide to blame, but I know that itÂs all Rick ScottÂs fault.ÂŽ Red tide algae have killed millions of Â“sh off the southern Florida coasts over the last several months Â„ it occurs naturally but some scientists say pollution makes it worse. Buffett, who lives in Palm Beach, is an outspoken environmentalist, founding the charity ÂSave the ManateeÂŽ in 1981. Trump will appear later Saturday in Pensacola with Scott and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running against Gillum. Trump also campaigned for Scott and DeSantis on Wednesday near Fort Myers as both races appear tight heading into TuesdayÂs election. Nelson is seeking his fourth term, but Democrats have not won the governorÂs race since 1994. Both Scott and Gillum resumed campaigning Saturday after brieÂ”y returning to Tallahassee to visit victims and their families of Friday nightÂs mass shooting at a yoga studio that left two women and the gunman dead and Â“ve injured. Gillum referenced the shooting in his West Palm Beach address, Â“rst asking the crowd to keep the victims in their prayers. He then said such mass shootings have become Âtoo familiarÂŽ in Florida. In February, 17 died in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland. In 2017, Â“ve died at Fort LauderdaleÂs airport. And in 2016, 49 died at an Orlando nightclub. Gillum said ItÂs Trump vs. Jimmy Buffett as Florida enters campaign push By MATT SEDENSKYAP NATIONAL WRITERNEW YORK Â„ Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. TheyÂre pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states. While opponents are afraid of what such a convention would do, supporters say it is the only way to deal with the federal governmentÂs overreach and ineptitude. ÂThey literally see this as the survival of the nation,ÂŽ said Karla Jones, director of the federalism task force at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, which represents state lawmakers and offers guidance and model legislation for states to call a convention under the ConstitutionÂs Article V. Among the most frequently cited changes being sought: amendments enforcing a balanced federal budget, establishing term limits for members of Congress, and repealing the 17th Amendment, which put the power of electing the Senate in the hands of the public instead of state legislatures. For the past 229 years, constitutional amendments have originated in Congress, where they need the support of two-thirds of both houses, and then the approval of at least three-quarters of the states. But under a never-used second prong of Article V, amendments can originate in the states. Two-thirds of states Â„ currently, 34 Â„ must call for a convention at which three-fourths of states approve of a change. The particulars of such a convention, though, are not laid out. Do the states have to call for a convention on the same topic? Must they pass resolutions with similar or identical wording? The U.S. Supreme Court may have to decide whether the threshold of states has been reached and, ultimately, the parameters of a convention and the rules delegates would be governed by. A bill introduced in the U.S. House last year would direct the National Archives to compile all applications for an Article V convention. Some believe enough states have already passed Article V resolutions, pointing to votes over the years across the country on a variety of potential amendment topics. Others contend the highest possible current count of states is 28 Â„ the number of states with existing resolutions on the most common convention topic, a balanced budget amendment. Others point to lower total counts based on states that have passed near-identical resolutions. Regardless, proponents of a convention believe they have momentum on their side more than any other time in American history. ÂThat second clause of Article V was speciÂ“cally intended for a time like this, when the federal Could states move and amend US Constitution?Forget midterms, some conservatives eye a bigger unprecedented political contest through Article V NATIONAL ARCHIVES VIA APThis photo made available by the U.S. National Archives shows a portion of the United States Constitution with the title of Art icle V. 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Page 2 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018By PATRICK MCCRELESSPANAMA CITY NEWS HERALDPANAMA CITY Â„ Gulf Power has a disaster fund to pay for the thousands of out-of-state linemen and extra equipment needed to rebuild Bay CountyÂs electrical system after Hurricane Michael. But whether that fund can cover the whole recovery cost isnÂt yet known. ÂNone of that has been thought about yet,ÂŽ Jeff Rogers, spokesman for Gulf Power, said of the total cost to restore electricity. ÂWeÂve been focused only on restoration ... but over the next couple of weeks weÂll get more information.ÂŽ Rogers said the company has a disaster fund set up with the state to pay for situations like the hurricane, which knocked out power in the county three weeks ago. Money for the fund comes from portions of customersÂ electricity bills, Rogers said. ÂIf there isnÂt enough in the fund, we may go to the state to ask for more,ÂŽ Rogers said. Rogers said power companies across the country have similar disaster funds that pay for visiting repair crews and equipment. ÂItÂs always the host company that pays for it,ÂŽ Rogers said of disaster recovery. ÂLike when we travel, the host company picks up the tab.ÂŽ Robert Barnes, a Panama City native who now lives in Vernon, said he saw people on the social media site Facebook complaining about Gulf Power but praising visiting crews. Thinking that Gulf Power was being unfairly criticized, Barnes asked The News Herald through its Bay Asked, We Answered series: ÂWho pays for all of the out-ofstate power company crews, equipment and supplies?ÂŽ ÂI wanted to get some factual information out there about what theyÂve done,ÂŽ Barnes said about Gulf Power. ÂTheyÂve done a hell of a job getting things back up and running.ÂŽ Rogers said that to date, power was restored to almost everyone in the county who can receive electricity. Still, thereÂs an estimated 15,000 customers whose homes and buildings are too damaged to accept power, he said. ÂThereÂs destroyed equipment, itÂs all over ... mostly in the hardest hit areas,ÂŽ Rogers said. ÂBut, weÂve got people getting repairs every day.ÂŽ Rogers noted that with the major restoration complete, most of the visiting linemen had left the county. More than 7,000 people from power companies across the country were in the county at the peak of the repair effort. ÂWeÂve probably got about 1,500 now,ÂŽ Rogers said. ÂNow weÂre in the cleanup phase, making sure repairs were done correctly and checking for possible weak points.ÂŽWho pays for out-of-state power crews, equipment, supplies? NEWS HERALD VIA APIn this Oct. 13, 2018 photo Public Service Company of Oklahoma utility trucks deliver utility poles and trucks in Panama City, Fla. Teenager charged with strangling, burying motherDAYTONA BEACH (AP) Â„ Authorities say a 15-year-old Florida boy was charged in his motherÂs strangulation death after her body was found buried at a nearby church. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told news outlets the teenager was arrested early Saturday after the body of 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger was found under a church Â“re pit. Investigators say the boy killed her after they argued about his school grades. Chitwood says he faces murder charges. It was unclear Saturday if he has a lawyer to represent him. The Associated Press typically does not identify juveniles charged with crimes. After the killing, authorities say the boy called friends to help him make it look like someone had burglarized the home. The boy initially told deputies his mother was missing. The two 17-year-old friends face multiple charges.Woman gets 45 years for sonÂs beating deathDAYTONA BEACH (AP) Â„ A Florida woman has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally beating her 4-yearold son. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 27-year-old Mikkia Shardae Lewis was sentenced Friday after pleading no contest to second-degree murder. She had previously been facing a Â“rst-degree murder charge and possible death sentence. LewisÂs boyfriend, 38-yearold Joe McCaskell, called 911 in April 2013 to report that KeÂAndre Coleman wasnÂt breathing. A paramedic said the child was already in rigor mortis when Â“rst-responders arrived at the home, meaning he had been dead for some time. Lewis later told police that she had apparently Âwhooped him too much.ÂŽ McCaskell was sentenced to 30 years in prison in May after a jury convicted him of third-degree felony murder.Mom arrested after son found trick-ortreating aloneMAITLAND (AP) Â„ A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say her 6-year-old son was lost and dehydrated while trick-or-treating alone on Halloween night. The Orlando Sentinel reports a couple found the child around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, dressed like an astronaut and wandering about a half-mile from his home. Orange County Jail records show 38-year-old Jessica Ann King bonded out of jail after being charged with child neglect. King told investigators she was sick and let the child go out alone. An arrest report says the boy knew his address but not how to get there. The couple took him home, and called police. The Department of Children and Families turned the boy over to the care of a neighbor at the request of KingÂs family. HEADLINES AROUND THE STATE By MAGGIE MICHAELASSOCIATED PRESSCAIRO Â„ The regional chief of the U.N. childrenÂs agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difÂ“cult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine. Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an interview from Yemen that recent U.S. calls for a cease-Â“re are imperative to ending the nearly four-year war, which pits a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-aligned rebels known as Houthis. He visited the Red Sea port city of Hodeida and the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, over the past two days as clashes and airstrikes intensiÂ“ed. He said both the internationally-recognized Yemeni government and Houthi rebels Âare not enabling us to do our work as fast as we should.ÂŽ Cappelaere said he canÂt bring the best nutrition experts to the country because of delays in granting visas and that aid agencies face bureaucratic impediments the delay the import of supplies. He criticized authorities with Âother interestsÂŽ for creating delays in the arrival and distribution of supplies, without elaborating. Most aid agencies operate in Houthi-held areas where they face movement restrictions. The rebels manipulate aid distribution by providing lists of beneÂ“ciaries and sometimes divert aid to their supporters. CappelaereÂs visit came shortly after the United States called for the cease-Â“re within 30 days. He said the situation is deteriorating, with millions unable to meet their basic needs. Yemen has been at war since March 2015, when Houthis occupied northern Yemen, forcing the government into exile. Since then, a Saudi-led coalition supporting the government has blockaded the rebel-held north and waged a devastating air campaign. The U.S. has sold billions of dollarsÂ worth of arms to Saudi Arabia and provides logistical and other support to the coalition. ÂAn end to the conÂ”ict is ... a much-needed step but it needs to be complemented with investment and governance of this country that puts the interest of the people at the center and the interest of the children at the core of politics,ÂŽ Cappelaere said. Three-quarters of YemenÂs 29 million people are food insecure, 1.8 million children suffer from malnutrition and 400,000 children under age 5 are at risk of death from starvation. Every 10 minutes a child dies of preventable diseases, according to UNICEF. Around 40 percent of the 400,000 are located in and around Hodeida, which has been the target of a stalled coalition offensive in recent months. The port is a key entry point for food and humanitarian aid, but the coalition says the Houthis also use it to import weapons. During a visit to HodeidaÂs main hospital, Cappelaere said he saw children suffering from severe malnutrition and others paralyzed by complications from diphtheria, an epidemic fueled by the breakdown of health services. He says many families in Hodeida cannot make it to hospitals because of airstrikes and shelling, or because they cannot afford transportation. ÂItÂs high time for authorities from both sides to take responsibility and enable that assistance without any conditions, without any hurdles,ÂŽ he said.UN agency urges open access for aid to Yemen AP PHOTOIn this Oct. 1, photo, children sit in front of moldy bread in their shelter, in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. In a plastic washtub, the childrenÂs mother collects hard bread crumbs even those covered with mold, then mixes with water, adds salt, and gives to her four children. By SAMY MAGDY and HAMZA HENDAWIASSOCIATED PRESSMINYA, Egypt Â„ Hundreds of Egyptian Christians attended a funeral service Saturday after seven people were killed in an ambush by Islamic State militants of buses carrying pilgrims to a remote desert monastery. The service at Prince Tadros church in the central city of Minya was held amid tight security. MinyaÂs top cleric, Anba Makarios, led prayers over a row of six white cofÂ“ns, all victims from the same family. A separate funeral was held for the seventh victim, a bus driver. Relatives of the victims cried and held each other for support. Some rested their heads on the cofÂ“ns and wept. A list of the victimsÂ names released by the church said a 15-yearold boy and a 12-year-old girl were among the dead. Nineteen were wounded in the attack, according to the church. Aida Shehata, who was shot in her legs, said masked men opened Â“re on three buses from different directions. Two of the buses were able to speed away and reach the monastery, but the militants stopped the third one and killed the driver and six of the passengers, including her husband and his brother. ÂThe driver tried to go to the monastery but they (the militants) were faster,ÂŽ Shehata told a Coptic TV network. An Islamic State afÂ“liate based in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula claimed the attack, calling it revenge for the imprisonment of Âour chaste sisters,ÂŽ without elaborating. The attack cast a shadow on one of President Abdel-Fattah el-SissiÂs showpieces Â„ the World Youth Forum Â„ which opens Saturday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The forum is drawing thousands of local and foreign youth to discuss a wide range of topics, with EgyptÂs 63-year-old leader taking center stage. In an apparent effort to keep the attack from overshadowing the start of the three-day conference, two state-owned newspapers ran front-page banner headlines about the forum. Akhbar al-Youm ran a large photo of el-Sissi cycling in Sharm el-Sheikh. Its reference to the attack lower down in the page made no mention of casualties. IS has repeatedly targeted EgyptÂs Christians as punishment for their support of el-Sissi, who led the militaryÂs 2013 ouster of an elected but divisive Islamist president. El-Sissi, who has made security among his top priorities since taking ofÂ“ce in 2014, wrote on his Twitter account that FridayÂs attack was designed to harm the ÂnationÂs solid fabricÂŽ and pledged to continue Â“ghting terrorism. FridayÂs attack was the second to target pilgrims heading to the St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in as many years, indicating that security measures put in place since then are inadequate. Christians in Egypt bury their dead after attackÂInsider attackÂ kills US service member in AfghanistanKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Â„ The U.S. military in Kabul says a U.S. service member has been killed in an apparent Âinsider attackÂŽ in the capital Kabul. Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson, a Resolute Support spokeswoman, said Saturday in a statement that another U.S. service member was wounded in the attack. The statement said the attacker was a member of the Afghan security forces and initial reports indicate the assailant was immediately killed by other Afghan forces. The two U.S. service members were medically evacuated to Bagram AirÂ“eld, where the wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition, it said. The incident is under investigation. Richardson said the name of the service member who was killed would be withheld until next of kin is notiÂ“ed.Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protestersLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Â„ NigeriaÂs military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President TrumpÂs comments as justiÂ“cation for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation. The tweet, which has since been deleted, referenced a video of Trump where he suggested that U.S. soldiers on the countryÂs southwestern border may open Â“re if migrants throw rocks at them. Trump insisted Friday that he meant that rock-throwers would be arrested. The tweet on the Nigerian armyÂs Twitter account stated: ÂPlease Watch and Make Your Deductions.ÂŽ The military did not return calls seeking comment on the deleted tweet. NigeriaÂs main Shiite Muslim movement says the army killed at least 50 of its members who were protesting this week. NigeriaÂs military said it killed six people and claims the protesters had Â“red Â“rst. HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLDSTATE/WORLD NEWS 2 0 1 8 1 1 0 4 w i r e 0 2 p d f 1 0 4 N o v 1 8 0 0 : 0 2 : 3 9
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 3By DUNE LAWRENCEBLOOMBERG NEWS (TNS)NEW YORK Â…Â… Researchers have identiÂ“ed what they called a coordinated network of Twitter accounts thatÂs pushing false and misleading stories about election integrity with hashtags like #VoterFraud. They found a core of 200 accounts that posted on Twitter or were mentioned in posts more than 140 million times in the past year, according to a research report published Saturday. The Â“ndings donÂt necessarily reÂ”ect a reprise of the Russian inÂ”uence efforts in the 2016 election, nor are the posts clearly driven by automated bots, researchers say. But the network of accounts, which sounds off at relatively regular intervals Â…Â… even at times when thereÂs nothing about the topic in the news Â…Â… has helped create an echo chamber to justify state-level ballot restrictions despite little evidence of voter fraud. ÂThere is a tragically ironic relationship between the perception that large groups of people are voting illegally,ÂŽ while a small group of Twitter accounts is Âwielding massive inÂ”uence to spread disinformation, affecting the publicÂs understanding of voter fraud,ÂŽ the report says. It was prepared by a volunteer group of researchers and technologists led by Guardians.ai, a New York startup focused on protecting pro-democracy organizations from information warfare and cyberattack. Researchers couldnÂt identify who was behind the coordination and said the patterns they found suggest that online inÂ”uence operations have changed in subtle ways that avoid detection. ÂWe set out to provide a new way for the public to understand how inÂ”uence works,ÂŽ the report says. ÂToday a small group of people can wield increasingly more powerful AI, big data, and psychological targeting to inÂ”uence society, and we feel that itÂs a fundamental right to know whoÂs inÂ”uencing you, how itÂs happening and why.ÂŽ A spokesman for Twitter couldnÂt be reached for comment Saturday. In mid-September, researchers at Guardians. ai began digging into the hashtag #VoterFraud. Brett Horvath, one of the companyÂs three founders, got into online organizing more than decade ago, helping launch an app that allowed people in Washington state and Arizona to register to vote from their Facebook proÂ“les. His co-founders, Zachary Verdin and Alicia Serrani, worked together at New Hive, a multimedia publishing platform for artists. Partners at San Diego Supercomputer CenterÂs Data Science Hub (part of the University of California at San Diego) and Zignal Labs in San Francisco also contributed to the report. Horvath and Serrani found spikes in the hashtag on two days in August, when mentions jumped from hundreds a day to more than 6,500. They looked back 12 months, and then three years, and found the pattern of increases repeating so regularly that the graph looked like a heartbeat. They didnÂt Â“nd much news to explain the spikes, but looking at the accounts using the hashtag, they noticed the same handles again and again. They also found similar spikes Â…Â… and a core of the same accounts Â…Â… mentioning related hashtags like #VoterID and #ElectionFraud. ÂItÂs not just like, oh thereÂs these kind of suspicious accounts that tweet about normal stuff, and just happen to all tweet about voter fraud on the exact same day,ÂŽ Horvath said. ÂTheyÂre accounts that operate at the same time, in the same ways, and are also involved in inÂ”uencing other divisive narratives.ÂŽ Accounts in the network have promoted the idea that billionaire George Soros is funding the migrant caravan ÂinvasionÂŽ; issued warnings about buses of undocumented immigrants being paid to vote; and fueled Âfalse Â”agÂŽ theories that Democrats orchestrated last monthÂs rash of package bombs to make President Donald Trump look bad. In 2016, voter fraud became one of the newly elected TrumpÂs Â“rst obsessions, when he claimed without evidence that millions of illegal votes gave Democrat Hillary Clinton the edge in the popular-vote count. The liberal-leaning Brennan Center for Justice in New York calls voter fraud extraordinarily rare. The conservative Heritage Foundation, which maintains a database of election-fraud cases meant to demonstrate the dangers, lists 1,165 instances and 1,011 criminal convictions over about 40 years. (Heritage points out that those cases involve far more than 1,165 ballots, and says its list is not meant to be comprehensive.) The specter of undocumented immigrants and phantom dead people casting ballots has driven legislation to tighten voting requirements in many states. Over the past two years, Arkansas and North Dakota passed voter ID bills while Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, New Hampshire and North Carolina enacted new restrictions, according to the Brennan Center. Once the researchers noticed the heartbeat pattern and identiÂ“ed the accounts that pushed the spikes, they had questions. The accounts donÂt look like fakes and many included photos of real people in their bio sections. Some have been around for many years, posting without much attention or many followers, though not necessarily always about politics. ANSWER TO CROSSWORD TRACTSAPBSDOCTERI BACHATABOLTONOREAD SWEETANDSOURNEGERGO ANTEHEARTANDSOUL ERRSTILTJPOPARTS SHEESHLEIABLACULA PEACHESANDCREAMEATS NAPTIMETAKEYOGIRHO BANEDSSUNNIER TARANDFEATHERSTONER DALAISURFAGUAELEGY IMMUNERIGHTANDWRONG APOLUNESHEDIS NONSEASAAHSONESTEP ANDYSTANDUPANDCHEER CUESTASSHAMOTELLO OPRYRSVPSPEWMESS STOPANDSTAREETRE WIKICOPMIXEDDOUBLES ARIEUNOONITSCROOGE BEESPETSGTSKOWTOWNATIONBy RAMESH SANTANAMASSOCIATED PRESSPITTSBURGH Â„ Parents clutched their children, couples leaned on each other and bystanders wept as about 100 people gathered in a steady drizzle outside the desecrated Tree of Life synagogue for what a former rabbi called a healing service one week after the worst attack targeting Jews in U.S. history. Rabbi Chuck Diamond led a service of prayers, songs and poetry and reminisced about some of the worshippers killed, as Show Up For Shabbat services honoring the 11 dead and six wounded were held at synagogues across the United States. ÂI almost expected Cecil to greet me this morning,ÂŽ Diamond said of Cecil Rosenthal, 59, killed along with his brother, David, 54, in the Oct. 27 shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in the cityÂs Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Diamond called the victims Âangels given to us, full of love and life.ÂŽ In the past week, people told him of weddings, bar mitzvahs and other ceremonies theyÂve held at the synagogue. ÂThis is a place, a building that has stood for joy, but now it is forever stained,ÂŽ Diamond said. But the shooting Âcannot overshadow (that) this building is and will be into the future a place of joy.ÂŽ He said he took great comfort in seeing people of all faiths come together since the shooting and for his prayer vigil on Saturday. ÂItÂs important to come and take care of your community when something like this happens. I want to be in solidarity,ÂŽ said Andrew Allison, who attended SaturdayÂs service. Before coming to the outdoor service, Steve Irwin, 59, and a friend stopped by a Squirrel Hill coffee shop. ÂWhen we went to pay, we were told all the coffee was paid for by the Sandy Hook community,ÂŽ referring to Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. ÂIt brought tears to my eyes,ÂŽ Irwin said, standing outside Tree of Life on Saturday with his dog. ÂIt shows how incumbent it is upon us to pay it forward to the next community this happens, which we hope never happens, but we know it will happen.ÂŽ The outdoor service Âgives you a sense of normalcy, which is impossible to Â“nd right now,ÂŽ he said. Meanwhile, the pews were packed at Central Synagogue in New York City, where Jews and non-Jews alike gathered for a special Show Up for Shabbat service. ÂItÂs such a tragedy that happened in Pittsburgh, and I was touched by the calling of the Jewish community to welcome nonJews into their synagogues today, so I couldnÂt resist and I came,ÂŽ said Steven Kent, an Episcopalian. ÂIt was a wonderful feeling.ÂŽ The suspect, Robert Bowers, 46, pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could result in a death sentence. He was arraigned on a 44-count indictment charging him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing the practice of religion and other crimes. ÂThis is not a Jewish problem, although Jews were targeted. This is a human problem,ÂŽ said Rev. Lee Clark, a retired Presbyterian pastor who took part in SaturdayÂs service outside the Tree of Life synagogue. ÂThe only way to confront hate is to face it with love.ÂŽ About a half-mile away at Congregation Beth Shalom, worshippers, including several members of Tree of Life, gathered for Shabbat services. They honored Augie Siriano, 59, the 25-year Tree of Life custodian, who witnessed the shooting. ÂI had tea with Cecil (Rosenthal) 10 minutes before I found him,ÂŽ Siriano said later, wiping away tears. ÂAugie just loved them,ÂŽ said SirianoÂs girlfriend, Rose Battista. Scott Priester, 48, a Lutheran, came to Beth Shalom on Saturday Â„ his Â“rst ever Shabbat service. ÂThe shooting rocked me to the core, more than anything in my personal life,ÂŽ he said. Gary Friedman, 65, called the massacre Âa blow, a stab to the heart.ÂŽ He had no doubt the community will recover. ÂWeÂll get over it,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe always do. What other choice do we have?ÂŽAbout 100 gather for Âhealing serviceÂ outside synagogue AP PHOTOSColleen Cooper, of Shaler in suburban Pittsburgh, lays a single rose on each of the memorials for the eleven people fatally shot last week at the Tree of Life Synagogue after a service, on Saturday, in Pittsburgh. About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a Âhealing serviceÂŽ outside the synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago. Kerry Smooke, center left, and daughter Molly Feinberg, right center, attend a Shabbat morning service by Rabbi Chuck Diamond outside the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday, in Pittsburgh. Rabbi Chuck Diamond, center, a former Rabbi at the Tree of Life Synagogue, hugs a woman after leading a Shabbat service outside the Tree of Life Synagogue, Saturday.BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Â„ Police in LouisianaÂs capital have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy in a backyard. Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. told local news media Saturday that the unnamed 13-year-old had been booked into a juvenile detention center on charges of second-degree murder and illegal possession of a Â“rearm by a juvenile. The dead boy was Jahiem Holliday. His grandmother, Kendra Holliday, says he was in the second grade. ItÂs unclear what led up to the shooting or if it was intentional. Investigators say the children had been playing in the yard. Residents say the home was a common place for children in the neighborhood to gather and play.Police: Teen fatally shot 6-year-old boy in backyardCLEVELAND (AP) Â„ Federal prosecutors say a Boy Scout leader recorded boys changing clothes before and after swimming at a YMCA, his homeÂs bathroom and inside teepees at an Ohio scout reservation. Thirty-nine-yearold Thomas Close, of Shelby in central OhioÂs Richland County, was arrested and indicted Thursday on sexual exploitation of children and receiving and distributing child pornography charges. An afÂ“davit submitted by Homeland Security Investigations says cybercrime investigators focused on Close after linking him to videos found on the internet. The afÂ“davit says Close told investigators he recorded the videos starting in 2011. Around 5 terabytes of child pornography was found on his home computer. A message seeking comment was left Saturday with CloseÂ public defender. Shelby is roughly 70 miles north of Columbus.Ohio Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges NATIONNEW YORK (AP) Â„ Police have arrested a 26-year-old Brooklyn man for scrawling anti-Semitic grafÂ“ti throughout a Jewish temple. James Polite was charged Friday with criminal mischief as a hate crime, and making grafÂ“ti. Police say he entered the temple in the Prospect Heights neighborhood on Thursday evening and used a black marker to deface its walls with racial slurs such as ÂKill all JewsÂŽ and ÂJews better be ready.ÂŽ He also is charged with setting arson Â“res in BrooklynÂs Williamsburg section, including one at a Jewish banquet hall. The suspect reportedly was admitted to a hospital psychiatric ward for observation. Temple administrator Ross Brady told the New York Daily News that the hate crime has spurred the house of worship to move ahead with most of its programs and services.Jewish temple defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Twitter study finds coordinated pattern in fake voter fraud posts
Page 4 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018ALMANACToday is Sunday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2018. There are 57 days left in the year.Today in historyOn Nov. 4, 1979, the Iran hostage crisis began as militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran, seizing its occupants; for some of them, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.On this dateIn 1879 humorist Will Rogers was born in Oologah, Oklahoma. In 1922 the entrance to King TutankhamenÂs tomb was discovered in Egypt. In 1939 the United States modified its neutrality stance in World War II, allowing Âcash and carryÂŽ purchases of arms by belligerents, a policy favoring Britain and France. In 1942 during World War II, Axis forces retreated from El Alamein in North Africa in a major victory for British forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery. In 1956 Soviet troops moved in to crush the Hungarian Revolution. In 1980 Republican Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Jimmy Carter by a strong margin. In 1985 to the shock and dismay of U.S. officials, Soviet defector Vitaly Yurchenko announced he was returning to the Soviet Union, charging he had been kidnapped by the CIA. In 1991 Ronald Reagan opened his presidential library in Simi Valley, California; attending were President George H.W. Bush and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford and Richard Nixon Â„ the first-ever gathering of five past and present U.S. chief executives. In 2001 Hurricane Michelle roared across Cuba, forcing the government to shut down power for much of the communist island and evacuate 750,000 people. In 2007 King TutankhamenÂs face was unveiled for the first time to the public more than 3,000 years after the pharaoh was buried in his Egyptian tomb. Ten years ago: Democrat Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States, defeating Republican John McCain. California voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, overturning a state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months earlier. Author Michael Crichton died in Los Angeles at age 66.TodayÂs birthdays Actress Loretta Swit is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Harry Elston (Friends of Distinction) is 80. Blues singer Delbert McClinton is 78. Former first lady Laura Bush is 72. Actress Ivonne Coll is 71. Actress Markie Post is 68. Rock singer-musician Chris Difford (Squeeze) is 64. Country singer Kim Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 58. Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin is 58. Actor Ralph Macchio is 57. ÂSurvivorÂŽ host Jeff Probst is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 49. Rapper-producer Sean ÂPuffyÂŽ Combs is 49. Talk show host Bethenny Frankel is 48. Actor Anthony Ruivivar is 48. Soul/ jazz singer Gregory Porter is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Shawn Rivera (Az Yet) is 47. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 43. Actress Heather Tom is 43. Rhythm-and-blues/ gospel singer George Huff is 38. Actress Emme Rylan is 38. Actor Chris Greene (Film: ÂLovingÂŽ) is 36.Bible verseÂAnd Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.ÂŽ Â„ 1 Samuel 15:22. God is not so much concerned about religious ritual as He is about pure obedience to Him. Do what He wants you to do. searching his residence there. Witnesses told police that Beierle posed as a customer to gain entrance to the studio, then started shooting without warning. Police have not yet said what kind of gun he used. Bohnett said that those at the studio Friday were yoga devotees. She said she did not recognize Beierle. The two slain Friday were a student and faculty member at Florida State University, according to university ofÂ“cials. The department identiÂ“ed them as Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21. Online records show Binkley was from Atlanta. Police said two other victims were in stable condition, and three had been released from the hospital. Van Vessem was an internist who also served as chief medical director for Capital Health Plan, the areaÂs leading health maintenance organization. ÂTo lose one of our students and one of our faculty members in this tragic and violent way is just devastating to the Florida State University family. We feel this loss profoundly and we send our deepest sympathies to MauraÂs and NancyÂs loved ones while we pray for the recovery of those who were injured,ÂŽ FSU President John Thrasher said in a statement. Court and FSU records show that Beierle had been previously arrested for grabbing women Â„ and had once been banned from FSUÂs campus. Beierle was charged by police with battery in 2016 after he slapped and grabbed a womanÂs buttocks at an apartment complex pool. Records show that the charges were eventually dismissed after Beierle followed the conditions of a deferred prosecution agreement. Beierle was also charged with battery in 2012 for grabbing womenÂs buttocks in a university campus dining hall. A FSU police report shows that Beierle told police he may have accidentally bumped into someone, but denied grabbing anyone. In 2014, Beierle was charged with trespassing at FSU. He had been seen following an FSU volleyball coach near the campus gym and was told that he was banned from campus. A month later police found him at a campus restaurant. The plaza where the shooting took place is home to popular restaurants, a jewelry store, a framing shop, a hair salon and other businesses. The restaurantÂs owner came by a short time later, asking if anyone was a doctor, Wesson said. His step-daughter is an emergency room nurse and helped paramedics for about an hour, he said. Melissa Hutchinson said she helped treat a ÂprofuselyÂŽ bleeding man who rushed into a bar after the incident. She said three people from the studio ran in, and they were told there was an active shooter. The people who came in were injured, including the bleeding man who was pistol-whipped while trying to stop the shooter. They told her the shooter kept coming in and out of the studio. When he loaded his gun, people started pounding the studioÂs windows to warn people.STUDIOFROM PAGE 1voters need to Âsend an unapologetic message to the NRA that their time is up in FloridaÂŽ and called for tighter gun laws, including tougher background checks and a ban on convicted domestic abusers owning guns. ÂWe can celebrate what it means to have the Second Amendment and celebrate safety and security in our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our schools, in our houses of worship at the same time,ÂŽ Gillum said. Trump takes frequent digs at Gillum and accuses him of running a violent city as he campaigns for DeSantis and Scott. DeSantis won the Republican nomination after receiving TrumpÂs endorsement, in large part for his appearances on Fox News praising the presidentÂs policies and denouncing the probe led by Robert Mueller into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. Scott is a longtime friend of the president, entering politics in 2010 as a tea party opponent of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ÂRick Scott always delivers for the people of Florida,ÂŽ Trump told WednesdayÂs crowd. Polls show both races to be close and the campaigns targeted their bases with their major events Saturday, holding them in party strongholds. Palm Beach County is heavily Democratic, a legacy of its history attracting retirees from New York and elsewhere in the Northeast. The party has a 3-to-2 margin over Republicans and Hillary Clinton beat Trump 56 to 41 percent there in 2016. PensacolaÂs Escambia County, near the Alabama border, has a large population of active and retired military members and is heavily Republican. The party holds a 4-to-3 margin over Democrats, and Trump beat Clinton 57 to 37 percent there in 2016.CAMPAIGNFROM PAGE 1government gets out of control and when the Congress wonÂt deliver to the people what they want,ÂŽ said Mark Meckler, a tea party leader who now heads Citizens for Self-Governance, which runs the Convention of States Project calling for an Article V convention. Legislation promoted by the group calls for a convention focused on the federal governmentÂs budget and power, and term limits for ofÂ“ce holders. It has passed 12 states and one legislative chamber in another 10. The Convention of States Project says 18 other states are considering the measure. Meckler, like other backers of a convention, believes thereÂs no reason why it canÂt be limited in scope. Others arenÂt so sure. Four states that previously had passed resolutions calling for a convention have rescinded them in recent years, often citing wariness over a ÂrunawayÂŽ convention. Karen Hoberty Flynn, president of Common Cause, has sounded alarms on a possible convention and portrays the coast-to-coast emergence of resolutions on the issue Âa game of Whack-a-Mole.ÂŽ ÂThis is the most dangerous idea in American politics that most people know nothing about,ÂŽ she said. Nancy MacLean, a Duke University historian and author of ÂDemocracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical RightÂs Stealth Plan for America,ÂŽ views the prospect of an Article V convention with fear Â„ the next chapter of decades of work on the far right transforming the federal judiciary and supporting cases that go on to make broad constitutional points, all while suppressing votes and gerrymandering districts. ÂThe ultimate project,ÂŽ MacLean said of conservatives, Âis to transform our primary rules book, which is the Constitution.ÂŽ There are proponents of an Article V convention on the left who see it as a possible way to overturn the Citizens United campaign Â“nance decision, pass the Equal Rights Amendment and otherwise address what they see as a stacked deck that has helped the GOP get an unfair advantage. But with more red states than blue ones, it seems an unlikely path to abolishing the Electoral College, reengineering apportionment of the Senate or otherwise devising a democracy they believe is more reÂ”ective of the American publicÂs views. In that view, itÂs bafÂ”ing to some observers that conservatives are the ones pushing a convention. ÂI donÂt know what exactly theyÂre unhappy with. When I look at the current politics, it seems to me things for them are going really well,ÂŽ said constitutional law professor Michael Klarman of Harvard University. ÂTheyÂre already getting what they want from the Supreme Court. Gerrymandering is Â“ne. Unlimited money in politics is Â“ne. The Electoral College is OK. Voter purges, photo ID laws are OK. So I donÂt know exactly what theyÂre looking for.ÂŽ Meckler acknowledges the loudest voices calling for a convention are conservative. (ÂYou look at our website, itÂs all right-wingers,ÂŽ he says.) But he sees that as a reÂ”ection of a conservative culture in which the Constitution is more frequently discussed, not a reÂ”ection of the politics of it. ItÂs not the Â“rst time a convention has been proposed. In the 1890s, when the Senate refused to take up the issue of direct election of senators, states pursued a convention, falling just short. Eventually, the 17th Amendment passed in the usual way, fulÂ“lling that aim. In the 1960s, states sought a convention over a Supreme Court decision dictating how legislative districts were apportioned. But convention opponents have always feared that once one has been launched, it could tear up the Constitutions in all sorts of ways. WhatÂs to stop a convention from passing an abhorrent affront to the Founders, like an outright ban on Muslims, Klarman asks. He points to a 2009 Swiss referendum that resulted in outlawing the construction of minarets, the towers found beside mosques. ÂItÂs a dangerous route and an unpredictable one,ÂŽ said Laurence Tribe, another Harvard University constitutional law expert. Jones said such fears are ÂmisguidedÂŽ and that Âso many stopgapsÂŽ would prevent a ÂrunawayÂŽ convention. ÂThat suggests a failure of institutions that is so massive that the last thing we need to worry about is a constitutional amendment,ÂŽ she said. ÂThat would suggest that Congress failed in its duty to say, ÂLook, you dealt with an issue that is not contained in the resolution.Â That would require the judiciary to also not step in. It would require a failure of all of our democratic institutions and it would require a failure of the American people not to rise up.ÂŽ Still, several states have rescinded previous calls for a convention as lawmakers grew fearful of what it could bring. Over the years, Nevada lawmakers have made various calls for a convention to consider a ban on abortion, to prohibit racial integration of schools and to abolish the 17th Amendment. But when Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom saw how close advocates were to hitting the 34-state mark, he realized the idea was no longer far-fetched and that it would be safer to back off its Article V votes rather than take the chance of a runaway convention. So last year, he sponsored a resolution to do just that. The goals of convention backers Âare not the Democratic PartyÂs goals or even the Republican PartyÂs goals,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs some fringe groups.ÂŽ In fact, while some conservatives have voiced the greatest support for a convention, others strongly oppose it. At an October hearing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Kim Stolfer of the gun rights group Firearms Owners Against Crime told lawmakers that the push for a convention Âscares the dickens out of me.ÂŽ Andy SchaÂ”y of the conservative Pennsylvania Eagle Forum called a convention Âa PandoraÂs box.ÂŽ A Republican who sponsored an Article V resolution and supports it so passionately that she calls it Âmy baby,ÂŽ Arizona state Rep. Kelly Townsend once shared those misgivings. Now, though, she believes it could both put the country on the right path and unite the parties. She thinks an amendment on term limits could bring Democrats and Republicans together. That, in turn, could lead to another amendment that merges issues of opposing sides Â„ perhaps, say, overturning of Citizens United to appeal to liberals while mandating a balanced budget to bring in conservatives. ÂThis isnÂt red vs. blue,ÂŽ she said, Âthis is about statesÂ rights and an overspending, overbearing federal government that is out of control.ÂŽ HarvardÂs Tribe rejects that as naive. ÂThe idea that we could have a kumbaya moment in which a convention would produce a stable republic with some respect for the rule of law,ÂŽ he said, Âseems like a fantasy.ÂŽCONSTITUTIONFROM PAGE 1 By JUSTIN FENTON and JESSICA ANDERSONTHE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS)BALTIMORE Â„ FireÂ“ghters recovered the body of a second man Saturday from an Amazon.com distribution warehouse, which partially collapsed the night before. Chief Roman Clark said a 50-foot wall collapsed at the Amazon FulÂ“llment Center in Southeast Baltimore as a storm swept through the area. He said one man was found under debris Friday night and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Clark said a second man who was unaccounted for Friday night was found around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Clark said Â“reÂ“ghters used heavy equipment to remove debris to Â“nd the second man. An Amazon ofÂ“cial said the two people killed werenÂt employees of the online retail giant, but worked for an outside company. The victimsÂ names were withheld pending notiÂ“cation of family. No other injuries were reported. Images taken from outside the facility showed a badly damaged truck and a knocked over light pole, among other damage. Roads around the facility were Â“lled with debris. On nearby Interstate 95, on the north side of the Fort McHenry tunnel, a tractor trailer also overturned. Two survey teams are expected to evaluate the area near the Amazon center, as well as Mount Airy, which also experienced severe storm damage, to determine whether a tornado touched down, said Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service ofÂ“ce in Sterling, Va. If a tornado is conÂ“rmed, the deaths would be the Â“rst tornado-related deaths in Maryland since 2002. Three people were killed when a tornado hit La Plata.2nd man found dead in partial collapse of Amazon warehouse in Baltimore BEIERLE. TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT VIA APA person is transported from scene of the shooting, Friday, in Tallahassee, Fla. FROM PAGE ONE
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 5MATCH PLAYBY ERIK AGARD / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Chunks of land7 ÂBe on the lookoutÂŽ messages, for short11 Person to take complaints to, informally14 Polo of ÂThe FostersÂŽ18 Popular Dominican dance20 Leave quickly21 Musical Yoko22 Get a ____ on someone23 SouÂwester25 Abbr. in many blood type names26 ÂLogic dictates ÂƒÂŽ27 ItÂs usually put in the middle of a table28 Late hours31 Messes up35 Downfall in pinball37 Music export from Tokyo, for short38 SciencesÂ counterpart39 ÂJeez!ÂŽ41 Princess who says, ÂI recognized your foul stench when I was brought on boardÂŽ43 Campy 1972 vampire film45 Peace marches48 Grub51 Part of a preschool day52 Opinion53 Nirvana seeker56 Sorority letter57 Forbiddance58 Masthead list, for short60 More lit, perhaps62 ÂAfter EarthÂŽ69 Pothead70 ____ Lama71 Do the wave?72 What un desierto lacks74 Lyrical lament75 Not able to catch something77 Growth ring80 Farthest point in an orbit around the moon82 This woman83 Closure opening?84 Vote in France85 Blue swaths on maps87 They follow oohs90 Like the simplest instructions95 Talk show host Cohen97 Trade punches100 Hills with gentle slopes on one side and steep slopes on the other103 Fake104 Verdi tragedy105 ÂGrand OleÂŽ venue106 Say whether or not youÂll attend108 Blow out110 Imbroglio111 Prostates115 French 101 verb117 Collaborative site118 Snatch119 Game suggested by this puzzleÂs theme125 Racer Luyendyk126 Half of dos127 Taking care of things128 Nickel-anddiming sort129 They might break out in hives130 Cockapoo or cockatoo, maybe131 Cpls.Â superiors132 Act obsequiously DOWN1 Atlanta-based cable inits.2 Cold and wet3 Term in tennis, golf and baseball, all with different meanings4 Hero interred in Santa Clara, Cuba5 ÂLater, luvÂŽ6 Rhyming nickname in Cardinals history7 Midriff muscles, for short8 ÂOh, quit being silly!ÂŽ9 Sailor in the Navy10 Seatbelt, e.g.11 ÂCÂmon, be seriousÂŽ12 ____ Day vitamins13 Rmy Martin product14 Bridgesupporting frame15 Dulles designer16 Pasta-sauce brand17 Longtime singing talent show, familiarly19 ____-vaxxers24 Singer Reese29 Garment worn by John Roberts thatÂs hidden in his name30 R&BÂs ____ Hill31 Bristol, Conn.-based cable inits.32 Sister and wife of Cronus, in myth33 Collect from the soil34 Result of a religious schism36 Camping need40 Japanese dogs with turned-up tails42 Neighbor of Wyo.44 Commercial rhyme for ÂFamousÂŽ46 Transmits47 Part of a Mario costume49 Part of a ÂWhich came first?ÂŽ dilemma50 Comment before ÂI missed thatÂŽ54 Director Van Sant55 Cross59 Maker of the game Zaxxon61 ____ contendere62 Pad alternative63 Chinese New Year treat64 One of the Castros65 Shed material66 Dwarf planet with more mass than Pluto67 Good throw?68 ÂGet outta here!ÂŽ70 ____ Taurasi, all-time W.N.B.A. scoring leader73 Supplementary item76 Suffix with methyl78 Gymnastics flip79 Arizona capital of the Navajo Nation81 ____ Germany86 Relatively cool stellar phenomenon88 ÂCome again?ÂŽ89 Some bathroom installations91 Brother of Ham92 Play starter?93 Sand-burrowing marine creatures94 Reasons to do something96 Quaint demographic grouping98 No. 299 Revved up101 Timeline part102 Align107 Â Â¡ LetÂs go!ÂŽ109 Some flight board info111 Mop112 Poop out113 Over114 ____ interview116 Coin in Kln120 Sci-fi C.G.I. creations121 Debut, metaphorically122 Dealership expanse123 I problem?124 Hem but not haw? 1234567891011121314151617 1819202122 23242526 27282930 3132333435363738 394041424344 454647484950 515253545556 5758596061 6263646566676869 7071727374 7576777879 80818283 8485868788899091929394 9596979899 100101102103104 105106107108109110 111112113114115116 117118119120121122123124 125126127128 129130131132Online subscriptions: TodayÂs puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). 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Page 6 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 CRYPTOGRAMS PUNNY PLACES by Myles Mellor 1. VOZX NK RZWXO JGJ JRCZVZWR? AOR VNWR Z JWRAA NK XOR TGXKRM, XORK CZXRW Z KRV TRWARM! 2. VRD OP OW PS BXPD WS FBW OYWS WRB FZSKOSAP XYG JKOBYGZD PWXWB SJ JZSKOGX? DSA MXY FBW ZAMID VOWR WRB IBDP! 3. BTWR QTIILWV UMNHLIUI ALAWÂU ZLOK IKKLWV OTUGBTWAN. UGKR JKHK IM WKQTZZKA TU JGTU UGKR ITJ! 4. Q IQVY SFQJ ZQUUIY! BFKS UQU SYGGYJJYY? BFKS KZVKGJKJ! 1. What on earth did Delaware? She wore a dress on the jitney, then later a New Jersey! 2. Why is it so easy to get into the glorious and friendly state of Florida? You can get lucky with the keys! 3. Many passing tourists didnÂt like seeing Kathmandu. They were so nepalled at what they saw! 4. I like this riddle! What did Tennessee? What Arkansas! CROSSWORD PUZZLE GOREN BRIDGECRYPTOGRAMS HOLIDAY MATHIS HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19). Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours. But today, youÂll do the opposite. Believing itÂs going to be easy for you, youÂll magically make it so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Relax. Life is an easy ow, and all you have to do is go with it. As for your guilty pleasures, consider categorically rejecting the denition. Is there really a good reason to feel guilty about what pleases you? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You donÂt have to go out of your way to do something original; just do what comes naturally. You cannot help but make a unique imprint on the world. Being dierent isnÂt bad or good; itÂs just dierent. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Anyone who is controlling, interrogating or dominating could present an infringement of your emotional space. Widen your boundaries to put more distance between you and intruding energies. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The challenge of the week is to turn your idea into an event thatÂs on everyoneÂs calendar. The magic will happen in the planning stage, which may take more time than the actual event. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The energy of pushing and pursuing just doesnÂt suit you today. Hang back and play it cool Â„ because the moment a dance becomes a chase, it ceases to be fun for both parties. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Promptness is the unsung virtue of the day, as no one gives awards for being on time. But those who are late cause the next person to be late So one prompt move can save a lot of p eo p le from havin g to wait around. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may nd yourself attracted to complexity in all things, but especially when it comes to people. You get a spark of excitement from the prospect of guring out the puzzle. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The twists and turns of this day will make good storytelling fodder later. YouÂve the good fortune to have people in your life who thrill to hear your stories and eagerly anticipate your next one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is such beauty in simplicity that you cannot imagine why a person might make life more complicated than it needs to be. Get rid of what you wonÂt use, and avoid acquiring what you donÂt need. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It takes two to have a relationship; therefore, neither party can entirely control how things work out. But by following through on harmonious intentions, much good will be accomplished. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). All that happens in your social life will be to your benet. Even circumstances that seem unfavorable will prove over time to be benecial in ways you wouldnÂt have guessed. TODAYÂS BIRTHDAY (Nov. 4). You see real progress in your personal life when it comes to guring out how to take care of yourself and living in a way that makes you stronger by the day. As you focus on the good, your bad habits become less pervasive, fading away all on their own. Also notable: YouÂll make marvelous money with a new venture. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 6, 20, 17 and 44.PUZZLE ANSWERSPuzzles on previous pages)
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com E/N/C Page 7 CROSSWORD PUZZLE DEAR ABBY HELOISE JUMBLE DEAR ABBY: I am a 22-year-old, single male who recently graduated from college. I received lots of congratulations in person and by phone, text and social media. One of them came from a woman my age named ÂBree.ÂŽ When I responded, I didnÂt recall ever having friended her but learned sheÂs a cousin who lives back east. Apparently, her mother and my father are siblings. When I asked my father about it, he got very defensive and told me whoever it was I spoke to is a complete and total liar. Ordinarily, I might have agreed, but his reaction tells me thereÂs a lot more to this. I want to nd out more. Neither of my parents will say a word about it, and I donÂt know why. When I told them I plan to travel to the East Coast and meet Bree, I was told I may not be welcomed back if I do! This makes me wonder what horrible thing could have happened that would make a father consider disowning his son. Because my father wonÂt share the truth with me, I am left with only this option. Pursue this, nd part of my family I never knew existed and learn something, but lose the family I have and regret it forever. Any insight? Â„ LOST COUSIN IN CALIFORNIA DEAR COUSIN: I can oer insight, but not a roadmap for how to proceed. Family secrets can be devastating. That your father reacted so strongly shows how threatened he is that you might uncover something he isnÂt proud of. As a college graduate, I am sure you are familiar with the myth about PandoraÂs box. While you may not lose your father if you delve into this, you may nd that when you do, your image of him may be shattered. If you really feel you will Âregret it foreverÂŽ if you do, then make sure you are prepared for the possible penalty. DEAR ABBY: My only son and his wife had their rst baby recently. My daughterin-law treats me terribly. SheÂs hypercritical of what I do or say. I am usually so blindsided I donÂt have much of a reply. When I attempted to help out with the laundry, cleaning, etc., I was met with more criticism and advice on how to perform those tasks. She also says I donÂt know how to properly hold an infant. Abby, I have raised ve grown children! How can I change this situation? Â„ PUNISHED FOR WANTING TO HELP DEAR PUNISHED: Remind your daughter-in-law that youÂre just trying to help her. She may not have been critical of your eorts as much as trying to convey how she would like those tasks done. However, if you canÂt please her, take the hint and stop oering. She may be a nervous new mother, but she appears to have gone overboard to the point of being tactless. The next time she tells you you donÂt know how to hold a baby, point out that you managed to raise ve of them safely to adulthood. Then back o and give her some space because she may be hormonal and need it.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in ÂWhat Every Teen Should Know.ÂŽ Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)Dear Readers: With the holidays coming soon, you may be holding family gatherings and getting out the good silverware for those parties. Use these hints when washing to keep the silverware in good condition. Clean sterling silverware by hand in hot, soapy water. Rinse well and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. You also can put it into the dishwasher, but if the sterling silver is old or valuable, be cautious because the detergent could discolor it with long-term use. Never put hollow-handled pieces into the dishwasher. If you have silver-plate, you can put it into the dishwasher as well, but remove before the drying cycle and dry with a soft towel. Never place silverware pieces next to stainless-steel atware in the same basket in the dishwasher. Over time, this can remove the silver. Â„ Heloise Dear Heloise: With the upcoming holiday events, I will have to wrap a large number of presents for my extended family. Wrapping paper is so expensive. Do you have any ideas for me to reuse stu I have in my house? Â„ Deborah from Michigan Dear Deborah: Just look around your home. Rip out the sheets from unused coloring books or school artwork to wrap gifts for relatives. Save the color comics pages from the newspaper for childrenÂs presents. Repurpose a scarf that you are no longer using for a girlfriendÂs gift. Wrap packages with large pretty scraps of leftover fabric. Always save and reuse ribbon and gift bows. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Children love to play with toys in the bathtub and elsewhere in the house. But they become slimy and dirty after a while. HereÂs how to clean them: Put the toys into a gallonsize container. Fill with water and two cups of vinegar. Soak for a few minutes. Then wipe o with a sponge and rinse in clean water. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Candles create such a lovely glow and add light to any room in your house. But they can be dangerous if left unattended. Take these steps to make sure that does not happen. Â„Never leave a room with candles burning in it. Extinguish them all. Â„Check all candles before going to bed to be certain that they are fully extinguished. Â„Put candles in sturdy candleholders that have space to contain the dripping wax. Â„Place candles more than one foot away from items that can catch re, such as lampshades, curtains or clothing. Â„ Heloise Dear Readers: Surprise your holiday dinner guests with this recipe that tastes just like pecan pie (but is actually made with pinto beans)!Mock pecan pie1 cup cooked unseasoned, canned pinto beans 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar 4 ounces butter or margarine 4 eggs, well beaten 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked 1/2 cup chopped pecans Whipped cream or nondairy whipped topping 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Drain and mash beans well. In a medium bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, corn syrup, vanilla and salt. Mix in the beans. Pour into pie shell and sprinkle pecans on top. 3. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until rm. Top with whipped cream. Â„ HeloiseDad threatens to disown his son if he digs into the familyÂs historyDear Abby Hints from Heloise
Page 8 E/N/C www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018NATION NEWSDear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker insists that Uber, which is valued at $120 billion, will come public in the second quarter of 2019. He doesnÂt have a price yet but promises he could get at least 100 shares at the initial public offering price. He says the stock could double on the Â“rst day and thinks I should buy more shares as the price runs up. HeÂs extremely bullish. What do you think? Also, my sister, three of our cousins and I each inherited 227 shares of Zoetis. My broker wants me to sell all of mine. My sisterÂs broker told her to round out her shares to 300. WhatÂs your opinion, please? Â„ KC, Oklahoma City Dear KC: Regarding your Â“rst question, he may be right, but I think heÂs wrong. UberÂs ride-hailing service launched in San Francisco in 2011. During the past seven years, Uber, whose 600,000 drivers have given rides to over 70 million passengers, has managed to lose money year after year after year. Frankly, Uber may be unable to make money. Uber wonÂt publish Â“nancial results, but some Uber-watchers say the company lost nearly $5 billion in 2017, up from a $2.7 billion loss in 2016. Few companies have grown as quickly and lost so much money ($11 billion since 2011) in such a short time frame. Could Uber have developed Peter Pan syndrome Â„ reaching a stage of maturity most companies never achieve and becoming deeply in debt and unable to make a proÂ“t? I canÂt imagine, even in my most bizarre moments, how Wall Street decided that Uber is worth $120 billion. That amount is a ÂpumpÂŽ amount to help Uber, which, as your broker says, may go public by mid-2019. A pump amount is an Arabic numeral with a dollar sign before it that fee-hungry investment bankers pull from their bums to encourage investors who are losing their enthusiasm. In this case, they may even raise it to $150 billion or $200 billion Â„ even though Uber has publicly stated that it doesnÂt expect to be proÂ“table for at least three years. Please tell me, in the name of all things good and wonderful, how an honest group of people could value a company that has only foreseeable losses at $120 billion. This sounds like an SECand FINRA-approved scam to keep new investors starry-eyed. Now investors will more enthusiastically buy Uber, permitting early investors Â„ Microsoft, Fidelity, Miley Cyrus, Tiger Global Management, Britney Spears, TPG Growth, the Qatar Investment Authority et al., who invested billions with Uber Â„ to get their money back at nuclear returns. Meanwhile, some Uber employees who wonÂt wait for an initial public offering are selling their shares at $33, which is a monumental discount to UberÂs cockamamie $120 billion valuation. They could be the smart ones; that $120 billion, all puffery and promise, is about what the Big Three automakers are worth, combined. After the IPO, shareholders may be as mad as a foaming camel with a bad case of piles, though itÂs also possible theyÂll be as happy as hogs on ice in the winter sunshine. For 60 years, Zoetis was the animal health division of PÂ“zer. Then, in February 2013, PÂ“zer completed an unexciting IPO at $25 a share. But Zoetis (ZTS-$90) is a very exciting company. It develops, manufactures and commercializes animal health medications and vaccines for livestock and companion animals. For 2017, ZTS reported revenues of $5.3 billion and earned $3.05 a share. ZTS focuses its research and medications speciÂ“cally on (livestock) cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and Â“sh and on (companion animals) dogs, cats and horses. Livestock revenues are up 7 percent year over year, and companion animal revenues are up 17 percent. Livestock revenues from anti-infectives, vaccines, parasiticides, medicated feed additives and other pharmaceuticals accounted for 64 percent of ZTSÂ 2017 revenues. And about 50 percent of ZTSÂ revenues derive from overseas. In 2018, revenues should come in at $5.7 billion, with earnings of $3.12 a share. And impressive net proÂ“t margins, plus growing sales, suggest ZTS will have $6.1 billion in revenues and earnings of $4.10 by 2021. ZTS has a strong balance sheet, excellent management, a good sales team and highly respected products, and your sisterÂs brokerÂs right. Email Malcolm Berko at firstname.lastname@example.org.Uber and Zoetis MalcolmBERKOC By KEN THOMASASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON Â„ President Donald Trump and Democrats are delivering competing closing arguments during the Â“nal weekend before TuesdayÂs elections, but their messages are complicated by a deadly shooting in a politically pivotal state. Trump aimed to drum up voter turnout with events Saturday in Belgrade, Montana, and Pensacola, Florida, about 200 miles west of FloridaÂs capital, Tallahassee, where two people were shot to death and Â“ve others wounded at a yoga studio on Friday night. Vice President Mike Pence helped embattled Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and then was meeting up with Trump in Florida to rally Republicans behind Rick Scott, who is trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and former Rep. Ron DeSantis, who hopes to succeed Scott as governor. DeSantis has been in a tight contest against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who broke off campaigning after the shooting in his hometown. Gillum had appeared earlier Friday with former President Barack Obama. Democrats were fanning out across the country to help the party stoke turnout in their effort to capture seats in Congress and win several races for governor. Former Vice President Joe Biden was campaigning in Ohio with former Obama administration ofÂ“cial Richard Cordray, who is attempting to become governor in a high-proÂ“le contest. A look at campaign activities on Saturday:FLORIDA SHOOTINGThe Â“nal stretch of the campaign was brieÂ”y disrupted by the shooting Friday evening at a Tallahassee yoga studio. Scott and Gillum both rushed back to the state capital after the gunman killed two people and injured Â“ve others before killing himself. Shortly before midnight, Gillum and Scott met with victims who had been taken to a hospital near the shopping center where the shooting took place. Gillum, who has clashed with Scott in the past, thanked the governor for his Âcare and considerationÂŽ by visiting the victims. Both Gillum and Scott planned to return to campaigning on Saturday with stops in central Florida. Scott was expected to be with Trump when he holds a rally later in the day in Pensacola, while Gillum was to attend a get out the vote concert with Jimmy Buffett in West Palm Beach. DeSantis, GillumÂs Republican opponent in the governorÂs race, has repeatedly criticized TallahasseeÂs crime rate in his campaign speeches. Police have not yet identiÂ“ed a motive behind the shooting.IMMIGRATIONIn Montana, Trump pushed back on criticism that he is focusing too much on immigration rhetoric during the closing days of the election season. Trump said during his rally that he also talks about economic gains, but can only Âgo for 4 or 5 minutes.ÂŽ After that, he said, Âwhat I do is talk about some of the problems.ÂŽ Said Trump: ÂWhen weÂre Â“xing a problem or Â“xed a problem thereÂs no reason to go on about it for 45 minutes.ÂŽ Trump has focused his closing midterm argument on immigration, stoking anxiety about several caravans of Central American migrants traveling to the southern border. HeÂs also threatening constitutionally enshrined birthright citizenship.GEORGIA ROBOCALLIn Georgia, a robocall apparently paid for by a white supremacist group directly injected racism into a governorÂs race already fraught with race-laden debates over ballot access and voter suppression. Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp joined together in condemning the automated telephone call that featured a voice impersonating Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire media star who campaigned in Georgia for Abrams Thursday. The call concluded by saying it was paid for by The Road to Power, a group organized by Scott Rhodes of Idaho, who has been linked to several other incendiary robocalls, including a recent effort in Florida, where Gillum would become the Â“rst black governor in state history. Kemp issued a statement calling the tactic ÂvileÂŽ and Âcontrary to the highest ideals of our state and country,ÂŽ adding a condemnation of Âany person or organization that peddles this type of unbridled hate and unapologetic bigotry.ÂŽ AbramsÂ campaign also blasted the move but criticized Kemp and Trump, who will campaign together in Georgia Sunday. The campaign said Trump and Kemp had contributed to a poisonous atmosphere and Kemp has been silent on previous racially loaded attacks on Abrams.PENCECampaigning in Wisconsin, Pence pushed back against the notion that Democrats will sweep to victory in TuesdayÂs elections. ÂI keep hearing about this blue wave,ÂŽ Pence said. ÂLetÂs make sure that blue wave hits a red wall in the Badger State.ÂŽ Pence and Walker addressed more than 500 supporters in northwest Wisconsin, where the two-term governor told them, ÂI need your help now more than ever.ÂŽ Walker noted that recent polls have shown him tied with Democrat Tony Evers. Pence pointed to the caravan of immigrants traveling through Mexico toward the U.S. southern border and claimed it was Âbeing driven by the dangerous policies of Democrats.ÂŽ The audience chanted, ÂBuild that wall!ÂŽWISCONSIN REPUBLICANSHundreds of northwest Wisconsin Republicans huddled together in 40-degree temperatures waiting to enter the shipping warehouse in Hudson, Wisconsin, where Pence rallied supporters for Walker. Walker is in a Â“ght for his political career just three days before the election. Polls show Walker knotted with Evers, WisconsinÂs superintendent of schools. Walker supporter Sue Hodgson described herself as Ânervous, more than excited.ÂŽ ÂÂWeÂre here to show our support,ÂŽ Hodgson, of nearby River Falls, Wisconsin, said. ÂI just hope itÂs enough.ÂŽ Walker needs to shore up northern Wisconsin and turn out conservatives in the suburban counties around Milwaukee to overcome intensity among Democratic-leaning voters in Milwaukee and Madison. Walker has deÂ“ed the odds before, beating a recall election in 2012 mounted after he signed controversial legislation in 2011 stripping public employees of union rights. ÂItÂs going to be very close,ÂŽ said Ronald Godden, who traveled more than two hours north from near LaCrosse to attend the rally. ÂPeople know he got us out of the hole. We know heÂs a Godly man. ThatÂs the most important thing to me.ÂŽTrump, Democrats vying for support in final midterm push AP PHOTOSPresident Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, in Belgrade, Mont. Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a rally at CFE Arena on the campus of UCF in Orlando, on Saturday. Supporters hold up signs as they wait to hear President Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally Saturday, in Pensacola.(TNS) LOS ANGELES Â„ The Trump administration lost its bid to throw out a lawsuit by immigrant children who say they are denied access to lawyers or given a hearing to challenge their conÂ“nement by the OfÂ“ce of Refugee Resettlement. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee at a hearing Friday in Los Angeles denied the governmentÂs request to dismiss the lawsuit. The case was brought by seven children who are detained as unaccompanied minors and who have relatives in the U.S. that want to take care of them. The claim that the U.S. violates their constitutional due process rights could provide an extra legal hurdle for the Trump administrationÂs plans to get around a 1997 agreement that restricts the governmentÂs ability to detain immigrant children. In a July ruling, Gee denied the U.S.Âs request to modify the so-called Flores settlement as Âwholly without meritÂŽ and faulted the administration for an Âill-considered executive actionÂŽ that led to the separation of children from their parents when families were apprehended trying to cross into the U.S. at the Mexican border. The case is Lucas R. v. Azar, 18-cv-05741, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).Trump administration must face claims by immigrant children
REAL ESTATE SUNDAY AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION CSunday, November 4, 2018TWOFAMILY HOME ON ACREAGESpecial to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 140 Park Land Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $249,900 and is listed with Carol S. Edwards with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. With room to roam and over 3,100 total square feet, this three-bedroom, threebath and oversized two-car garage home was built in 1990. It sits on just under Â“ve acres, which includes a pond, fencing, nice trees and a detached 14 by 20 garage. This rare Â“nd offers the perfect Â”oor plan suitable for two families or a fabulous guest suite with room to spare. The main area offers an open Â”oor plan with a combined living and dining room. The kitchen offers plenty of cabinets, counter space and a breakfast bar. The master bedroom is large at 15 by 13 and the master bath has double vanities. The guest bedroom is oversized with a full-size guest bathroom. The second living area offers a completely functional eat-in kitchen including appliances. The bright 21 by COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 140 Park Land Drive in Lake Placid. It is priced for $249,900 and is listed with Carol S. Edwards with Berkshir e Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group.HOME IS ALL ABOUT LOCATIONSpecial to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 1527 Spring Hill Court in Sebring. It is priced for $169,900 and is listed with Dawn Dell with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Location is the key to this home. Ever thought about being in the middle of it all yet having a private setting and deeded lake access? Here is that opportunity! Being located on a cul-de-sac also adds to this perfect setting. The home features a large circular driveway with a triple-arched front porch. When you enter the front door you realize this property is not only larger than it looks but it has also been renovated with all new high demand options. The open-Â”oor concept has the kitchen as the heart of this home. It has new raised panel maple cabinets with soft closing drawers and upgraded granite with bullnose Â“nish and an upgraded appliance package.The kitchen island makes a great place to congregate and the great room concept allows everyone to be together. COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 1527 Spring Hill Court in Sebring. It is priced for $169,900 and is listed with Dawn Dell with Heartland Real E state Corp.GREAT LOCATION AND PARTIALLY FURNISHEDSpecial to Highlands News-SunThis home is at 3811 Divot Road in Sebring. It is priced for $159,900 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Realty Plus. This two-bedroom, two-bath, well-maintained home is in a great location, is being offered partially furnished and has had many updates. Several of the windows have been replaced. The air-conditioning system was replaced in November 2014 and the roof was replaced in December 2016. This home has a nice Â”oor plan with plenty of room for all. There is a front living room with the kitchen located in the center of the home. It is open to the breakfast area, family room and bonus area. The kitchen has a nice amount of cabinets and storage space. It also includes some newer appliances and a large pantry for extra storage. The kitchen also has a large breakfast bar accessible from the family room for added seating COURTESY PHOTOThis home is at 3811 Divot Road in Sebring. It is priced for $159,900 and is listed with Kevin and Teresa Bock with Re/Max Real ty Plus. DIRECTIONS140 Park Land Drive, Lake Placid From U.S. 27 south of Lake Placid, turn west onto State Road 70. Turn left onto Park Land Drive. The home is on the left. DIRECTIONS1527 Spring Hill Court, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Vicki Drive. Turn left onto Spring Hill Court. The home is around the corner on the left. DIRECTIONS3811 Divot Road, Sebring From U.S. 27 in Sebring, turn onto Hammock Road. Turn right into the entrance of Golf Hammock onto Golf Hammock Drive. Proceed around the club house and turn right onto Mulligan Road. Turn right onto Divot Road. The home is on the left.EDWARDS | 2C DELL | 2C BOCK | 2C
C2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com area if needed. This one-owner home has kept very good maintenance records and a long list of improvements made throughout the years. Tile Â”ooring is in the entry, kitchen and baths with Berber carpeting throughout the rest of the home. The home has several newer lights and ceiling fans throughout. The nice, split bedroom Â”oor plan offers plenty of privacy and ample closet space. The two-car garage has space for two cars or one car and a golf cart. It includes a newer garage door opener and springs. Enjoy sitting in the garage without the bugs because of the garage skeeter beater screen. The yard is a perfect place to spend your time in with the rear yard being all fenced. The back yard has a shed included for tools and recreational toys. This is the perfect place to start living the Florida lifestyle. Whether you like to golf, jog, bike or just want to live in a nice community, Golf Hammock is a great place to call home. For more information, call Kevin and Teresa Bock at 863-381-9063 or 863-381-7884 or email Teresa@TeresaBock.com. View all of their listings at teresabock.com; for this property, search for MLS249655. PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE Kevin and Teresa Bock are with Re/Max Realty Plus. Call 863-3819063 or 863-381-7884. Carol Edwards is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. Call 863-441-2994. Dawn Dell is with Heartland Real Estate Corp. Call 863-381-0400. MEMBERS OF THE HEARTLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS WHO WANT TO SUBMIT ARTICLES ABOUT THEIR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS SHOULD CALL EILEEN POWERS AT 863386 5809. PEOPLE IN REAL ESTATE SUBMIS SIONS APPEAR ON A SPACE AVAILABILITY BASIS. ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 14 living room offers lots of storage and it has a 15 by 11 master bedroom and bath. The two living areas provide privacy and comfort. This lovely home offers a 12 by 62 covered porch with new screening that runs along the entire back of the house and has access to the porch from each living area. Enjoy the peaceful, relaxing views of the land and pond shaded by the trees. A new roof and exterior painting was done this year. It is a great property for pets and animals. For more information, call Edwards at 863-4412994. To see pictures and take a virtual tour, visit CSEdwards.Net and search for MLS 248917.EDWARDSFROM PAGE 1CThis home really has a true family feel to it. The great room consists of a living room, kitchen and dining room. Just off of the great room is the enclosed family room. It is a perfect space for additional entertaining or as an ofÂ“ce, which is how it is currently being used. The master en suite has a remodeled bathroom with a walk-in shower and glass enclosure. All bedrooms have carpet Â”ooring. The homeÂs tile Â”oor has a Tuscany-look design. For additional convenience there is in house laundry room that is 8 by 6 with additional storage space. Off of the laundry room is a one-car garage. The back yard is fenced and has a storage shed. There is an open space perfect for barbecuing and outdoor entertaining. You can enjoy deeded lake access to SebringÂs premier Lake Jackson at the end of Vicki Drive, which allows you access to the lake without lake taxes. The property features 1,438 living square feet (under air-conditioning space) and 2,358 total square feet (total under roof). The home was built in 1976 but do not let that fool you. It has been well maintained and cared for. The roof and drainÂ“eld were replaced in 2005. The seller has added extra insulation in the attic for energy conservation. The property is located just off of U.S. 27 on a dead end road, which offers privacy, and is close to just about everything. You will be in the middle of it all yet feel like you are miles away. For more information, call Dell at 863-381-0400 or email dawndell1@ gmail.com. View all of the professional photos at dawndell.com. Search for MLS 249830.DELLFROM PAGE 1C BOCKFROM PAGE 1C COURTESY PHOTOThe kitchen has a nice amount of cabinets and storage space. It also includes some newer appliances and a large pantry for extra storage. Â€ Revise City Charter to beneÂ“ t residents Â€ Assist with homeless population Â€ Listen and learn from businesses Â€ Keep clean city year-round, not just before an electionÂ€ KEEP Fire Fighter /First Responder services Â€ Recruit industry to city owned airport Â€ Development strategy to Â“ ll empty store fronts Â€ Encourage employee training and development Avon Park City Council Elect November 6th BOTH CANDIDATES ENDORSED BY THE AVON PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT LOCAL 3132 Change City Charter To Put Government Back Into The Hands Of The Citizens Maria Sutherland Stanley Spurlock Pol. Adv. Pd. for by Maria Sutherland for Avon Park City Council. Â€ Pol. Adv. Pd. for by Stanley Spurlock fo r Avon Park City Council.adno=3625234-1We Will Listen! THE ELLIOTT TEAM OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY#1 Real Estate Team in Highlands County. No Gimmicks Just Cold Hard Stats223 Closed Transactions YTD$35 Million Sold YTD The Elliott Team GUARANTEE: Your Home SOLD Or We Will BUY IT!!2141 Lakeview Drive Â€ Sebring, FL 33870 Â€ TheElliottTeam@gmail.com Â€ (863) 658-3780 25 CU. FT. FULL-SIZE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATORWater Â“ ltration system Â€ Gallon Door BinsCLOSE OUT SALEModel# ASI2575FRW White Model# ASI2575FRB Black 863-655-4995STORE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Saturday 9 am-4 pm Closed Sunday13611 Hwy. 98 Â€ SebringDesigned, engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. QUALITY SALES & SERVICE! Blowout Sale! $799.99 adno=3627288-1
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C3 COURTESY PHOTOThe Re/Max Realty Plus #1 Team participated in the Pink on Parade 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk on Oct. 14. The event was a breast cancer awareness e ort put on by Florida Hospital Heartland Foundation. From left: Linda Boring, Maureen Cool, Carl Cool, Lisa Kneram, Danny Cool, Laura Shirley, Sarah Spires, Kevin Back, Johanna Johnston, Samatha Bass, Teresa Bock, Sue Dean and Pam West.Re/Max Pink Parade adno=3620216-1 Â€ 23 acre development lot on Steve Roberts Special Rd. in Zolfo Springs, FL Â€ Seventeen lots in Placid Lakes Subdivision, Placid Lakes, FL 3 lakefront! Â€ A 5,195 SF oce building in a premier location, downtown Sebring, FL Â€ A lot in downtown Lake Placid, FL with commercial potential Â€ 16.18 acres o Hwy. 27 in Venus, FL Â€ A Kissimmee River lot in Lorida, FLAUCTION 22 PROPERTIES!A LIVE AUCTION BY HIGGENBOTHAM AUCTIONEERS NOVEMBER 10, 2018 @11 AM AT THE LAKE PLACID AMERICAN LEGION HALLHIGGENBOTHAM.COM Â€ 863-644-6681 Â€ email@example.com M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE FL Lic. #AU305 AB15810% BuyerÂs Premium. See higgenbotham.com for all terms.1490 US 27N Lake Placid, FL 33852 Professional interior design now in... Sebring Shelly Sapp Interiors shellysappinteriors.com 863.991.2578 Lake Placid Avon Park adno=3620550-1adno=3625667-1 #1 IN LISTING INVENTORY OVERALL743 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870863-386-0303 www.AdvantageHighlands.com ANDREA CRANMER: 863-451-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org DIANA WILLIAMS: 863-386-0303 email@example.com DANA OLSON: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org RENTAL SPECIALIST 6315 COLUMBUS BLVD, SEBRING Contact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com 3BR, 2BA in a Great neighborhood,situated on almost half an acre. New Roof in 2018 & New A/C. Home offers open Â” oor plan w/large master suite, walk in closet, living room, dining area &open kitchen perfect for entertaining family & friends. In addition to the 2 car attached garage with separate golf cart garage you will also Â“ nd a 24x24 detached garage with electric and lighting. MLS#249076 $224,900 117 COUNTRY CLUB DR. #202, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org 2BR, 2BA waterview condo. Partly furnished, great for a single person or a couple. New dishwasher. Property has a restriction of no one under 18. Can be rented as a seasonal rental for $1600 per month for seasonal. MLS#249306 $1050/mo. 4449 LOQUAT RD, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Nice 2BR, 2BA, 1 car garage w/openÂ” oor plan. Kitchen has a small Island with storage. French doors to screened patio. Lot backs up to Page so no home directly behind, great for someone needing additional parking. New roof 2018. MLS 249580 $120,000 ANITA ZAHN: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org 620 MEMORIAL, SEBRINGContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 email@example.com Dream no more. 2 bedroom 2 bath home w/ 1 car garage. New roof, lanai & dock. Master bedroom has a den/ofÂ“ ce or convert it to another bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen. Being sold as is. Taxes are not Homesteaded. Sellers are offering buyers $3000 to go towards buyers closing costs with acceptable offer.. MLS#247952 $199,000 LAKE SEBRING 700 CATFISH CR RD, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 firstname.lastname@example.org 502 CHELSEE WAY, LAKE PLACIDContact: Dana Olson: 863-451-1775 email@example.com Resort style living in very nice 3BR, 2BA located right off US 27. Community pool & club house and lake views!!! Closed in lanai, opened to the living room for even more space. Master has a wall of built ins. Full size stack washer and dryer included. MLS#243591 $1,100/Mo 1544 CHURCHILL STREET, LAKE PLACIDContact: Anita Zahn: 863-840-1420 firstname.lastname@example.org This home features 2BR, 2 BA w/large living room, cozy gas Â“ replace & vaulted ceiling. Kitchen has plenty of storage and work space with a gas stove. Master bedroom has large walk in closet w/view of the back yard. Split bedroom plan. New roof in 2016. Enjoy the well cared for yard with a 10 x 16 Lanai. Deck with sea wall and deck area on Â“ rst canal to Lake Clay. MLS#248150 $136.900 REDUCED! 3055 SCENIC HWY, SEBRINGContact: Andrea Cranmer: 863-451-6400 email@example.com 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 724 S. SUN N LAKE BLVD, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 firstname.lastname@example.org Remodeled 3BR/2BA w/open concept living, designer colors & on canal to Lake Grassy! Immaculate open concept home. Available now. MLS#240848 $1100/mo. IMMACULATE! 122 PARKVIEW DRIVE, LAKE PLACIDContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.comQuaint 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 $1300.00/mo. ON LAKE GRASSY ORANGE BLOSSOM EST. 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 FEATURED ON HGTV BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINEDSpacious 3BR, 2BA, 2CA w/split Â” oor plan, lg. master BA, walk-in shower/garden tub, sliding door from dining into enclosed lanai, high ceilings. Beautiful back yard w/large nice storage building. MLS#249789 $1500/mo. 314 DEVONSHIRE RD, SEBRINGContact: Diana Williams: 863-386-0303 email@example.com 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 $1150/MO($1900 SEASONAL) FURNISHED
C4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com Looks of rental property make a differenceAre you an owner of a rental property or are you considering becoming one through buying a property and renting it? If your answer is yes, this column should help you. The Â“rst item on your to do list is to research and select a professional Realtor who specializes in rental property in the area you with to buy. A Realtor will assist you with todayÂs tenant preferences and a provide you a rundown of the areaÂs rental prices. A basic mistake is when owners/landlords do property improvements to their taste and forget that it is the tenant who will be living the property. Another commons mistake is a lack of landscape and yard presentation. And a third mistake is a lack of details in a property Â„ the Â“nishing look. Get a minimum of three estimates of professionals who specialize in remodeling and repairing properties in the area where you want to buy. It is important to prioritize the repairs needed for any home you wish to purchase and keep those repairs in line with your budget. Remember, how much you update a property can make a signiÂ“cant difference of the average market rental income in the area. When a rental property is attractive to a prospective tenant, the tenant will gladly pay the difference. While yard work and gardening are enjoyed by many homeowners, renters might not so investing in low-maintenance or no-maintenance landscaping for a rental property can give it an extra boost above the local competition. It motivates your renter to take care of your yard, which can become a burden if your home is in a neighborhood with a covenant or an homeownerÂs association that mandates yard upkeep. Prevent any kind of future problems by looking at alternative options to grass and plants that need to be regularly maintained. By doing this, you prevent any kind of future issues related to landscaping and potential renters will see a home that only needs minimal outdoor care, which is a win-win for both sides. Privacy is important in every home, especially in a rental unit. Renters want to know they can feel safe at home. Ways to do this is using blinds, having an alarm and making all doors open with the same key. When it comes to a rental or income property, make sure your property stands out, especially if you happen to own in a competitive real estate market. While full-blown renovations and remodeling can be daunting (and expensive), small updates can help your property shine. If youÂve been thinking of remodeling your rental property, here are some useful tips to help you decide where to put your funds. Bathrooms are a necessity in every home. But bathrooms can often be overlooked where renovations are concerned, especially smaller bathrooms and powder rooms. While renovating or upgrading a master bathroom is on the top of many homeownersÂ lists, giving the other bathrooms some TLC often falls to the wayside. But it shouldnÂt. To help increase the value of your rental property and catch potential rentersÂ eyes, ensure that all bathrooms in the home are functional. Meaning there is ample storage, plenty of countertop space and the bathrooms are clean and donÂt frighten people away (you can even replace the toilet seat). For many, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in an entire house. For a rental property, the kitchen needs to not only be practical in terms of working appliances and ample storage, it also should look nice and updated. Does this mean you need to put granite countertops and top-ofthe-line appliances in your rentalÂs kitchen? No, but it does mean that if the home was built in the 1980s and the kitchen is original, itÂs time to upgrade. Not only will upgrading help increase the market value of the home, it will also help attract a new group of potential renters. With the advent of green movements throughout the country, more and more energy-efÂ“cient appliances and items can be found almost anywhere you look. DonÂt shy away from converting your rental into a more energy-efÂ“cient property. Not only do people like knowing theyÂre being energy efÂ“cient, many of the new appliances help cut down on operating costs, meaning smaller energy bills for everyone. While you donÂt need to go investing in geothermal heating for your rental, consider changing appliances to energy-efÂ“cient ones, installing a programmable thermostat, and changing out any incandescent light bulbs to CFLs LEDs. Window treatments also help keep heat in or out, depending on the season. Again, you donÂt have to go wild and put in elaborate silk drapes Â„ adding basic shutters or blinds can deÂ“nitely help your property stand out from others. Rental properties are great for extra income for many homeowners, but if you want to have a consistently rented property, youÂve got to know where to invest your money to get the highest return on your investment. Minor upgrades and renovations not only help boost your rental propertyÂs value, but they also attract renters who may not have been interested before. METRO CREATIVE IMAGESWhen it comes to a rental or income property, make sure your property stands out, especially if you happen to own in a competitive real estate market.TODAYÂS REAL ESTATE Julio Seda SEDA | 6C FRANKIE BURKELic. 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C6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com You donÂt need to break the bank when it comes to changing things up Â„ invest wisely and always be aware of ways of keeping your home competitive for your local market to ensure a constant stream of additional income. Be aware that a tenant who receives an updated, well-kept property is more inclined to care for the property. Last but not least, interview a professional who specializes in single-family and/or multi-family property management. Your monthly expense will allow you as the owner privacy and time to enjoy your personal time because the tenant will deal with the property manager instead. To submit questions, comments or topics, call or text Julio Seda at 786-991-8235 or email jsedarealestate@gmail. com or 0532315@gmail. com.SEDAFROM PAGE 4C GET LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE...YOU! 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SB2231 Orla Or Don Cox (863) 658-3955UPDATED HOME CRYSTAL LAKE CLUB $129,9002/2 Great open floor plan w/plenty of natural light. Furnished home is move in ready and comes with a den or man cave and a 144 SQ FT multipurpose room in the garage with AC. SB2247 Pete Blake (702) 579-51555 STAR COMMUNITY NOV. 4thÂ€ 12PM-2PM SB2284 (3/2)$39,900Ray Hammond/Hammond Team (863) 450-3339 TODAYNOV. 4thÂ€ 1PM-3PM SB2233 (2/1)$79,900Jack Walden (863) 279-3387 TODAY$79,9002/2 has upgrades. Has carport, unattached shed, 18 FT. Patio with the 30 YR guarantee flooring. Kitchen has granite counter tops ,new sink, generator, storage and electric into the house. NEW 5 TON TRANE AC SB2314Ray Hammond/Hammond Team (863) 450-3339A MUST SEE! $29,9003/2 cottonwood split floor plan that is very open for easy living. The large master bedroom is separated from the other two bedrooms. SB2163 Jack Walden (239) 825-8401POPULAR FLOOR PLAN $12,500 2/1.5 in golf community has a split floor plan. 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Beautiful location very quiet large backyard overlooking a pond in super condition many newer updates, extra rooms, Family room screened in room, patio, Newer AC SB2297 Reggie Maxon (863) 808-1706ULTIMATE LOCATION TODAY PRICE REDUCED adno=3626233-1 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. 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First, last & sec. No Pets. 800-743-2301 Sebring~ N ew C omp l ete l y Remodeledlrg 1bd & 2 bd: new kit cabinets, appliances, ceramic tile. Starting at $550/mo w/1yr lease 863-588-0303 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 Studio Apt$500Avon Park/Sebring954-612-8585 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT1340 Lake Istokpoga~ (2) 2/1; (1) 1/1 in adult park, with boat dock slip!$600 & up. 863-214-7369 ROOMS FOR RENT1360 Furnished Room for 1 person~Close to shopping, by the mall. $500/mo, utilities incl. No pets 863-471-2844 SebringRooms for Rent: 1br w/private bath; 1 shared bath. Elect & cable incl. Hot tub 863-448-2947 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TOWORK FORYOU!FINDAJOB! BUYAHOME! BUYACAR! VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 Studio/Kitchenette ~On golf course w/ pool. Inc. all utilities. No pets. Background check. 863-451-2232 COMMERCIAL RENTAL1392 Sebring *Liberty Star Plaza*3000-18,000 sqft; Built out. US 27 Near SR 66.Great Medical, School, Real Estate space!863-471-0663 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 SE of Gainsville~ 8 ac lakefront, high & dry, on 854 ac GeorgeÂs Lake. $215k. 239-693-7270 S e b r i ng S un Â n L a k es E states, 103 Blue Horizon Drive, 1/4 acre lot, utilities in place, $2900 cash takes it, 561-706-8739. GreatDealsin theClassifieds!
www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | C7 Showroom863-386-0898Service Center 863-386-0897(North of Blue Lagoon)4230 US 27 N., Sebring 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH INTO SAVINGS!30 INCH ELECTRIC RANGEÂ€ Power Boil Burners Â€ Storage Drawer Â€ Self-Clean Â€ JB645DKWW $ 499.00ONLY 30 INCH SLIDE-IN ELECTRIC RANGEÂ€ SpaceWise Â€ Expandable Elements Â€ Store-MoreÂ’ Storage Drawer Â€ Quick Boil Â€ FFES3026TW $ 799.00ONLY 24 INCH FULLY INTEGRATED DISHWASHERÂ€ PowerBlastÂ’ Cycle Â€ Sani Rinse Â€ 4-Blade Stainless Steel Chopper Â€ MDB8959SFZ $ 519.00ONLY 27 INCH TOP-LOAD WASHERÂ€ 3.6 cu. ft. Capacity Â€ 10 Wash Cycles Â€ 700 RPM Spin Speed Â€ HTW240ASKW27 INCH ELECTRIC DRYERÂ€ 6.2 cu. ft. Capacity Â€ 4 Drying Cycle Types Â€ 3 Temperature Settings Â€ HTX24EASKW $ 799.00PAIR ONLY FULL CONSOLE DISHWASHERÂ€ Triple Filter Wash Â€ 1-Hour Wash Â€ Heated Dry Option Â€ ADB1400AGW $ 249.00ONLY 30 INCH TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATORÂ€ Store-MoreÂ’ Drawers Â€ Store-MoreÂ’ Gallon Shelf Â€ Reversible Door Â€ FFTR1821TW $ 495.00ONLY SCRATCH & DENT SALE! 25.0 CU. FT. SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATORÂ€ 4 Adjustable Spill-Proof Glass Shelves Â€ Adjustable Gallon Door Storage Â€ MSF25D4MDH $ 699.00WHITE ONLY 3 LEFT!26.0 CU. FT. SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATORÂ€ 4 Spill Shield Glass Shelves Â€ Humidity-Controlled Crispers Â€ External Ice/Water Dispenser Â€ KSF26C4XYY $ 799.00STAINLESS ONLY 2 LEFT! G E
C8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS OUTSTANDING AGENTS... OUTSTANDING RESULTS EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED See all the listings at REMAX.com809 U.S. 27 South Â€ Sebring, FL 33870Office: (863) 385-0077 Realty Plus #1 Real Estate Company in Highlands County for Closed TransactionsPUT THE AGENTS TO WORK FOR YOU! THE BEST JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER #1 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS FOR: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017! NOW HIRING REALTORS! KEVIN & TERESA BOCK863-381-9063Teresa@TeresaBock.com www.teresabock.com$209,900 MLS#249435 4610 SANDWEDGE WAY, SEBRINGNew on the market & being sold partially furnished. Great for seasonal or year round owner! This 3BR, 2BA home has an open floor plan & has been well maintained inside & out! The 3rd BR is used as an office. Nice rear screened porch. Utility area just off the kitchen. Large master suite w/walk-in closet & double sink vanity, corner tub & shower. Great Buy! JUST LISTED!3811 DIVOT RD, SEBRINGMrs. Clean lives here! This 2BR, 2BA w/2 car garage has a nice fenced rear yard. The A/C has been replaced in Nov 2014 & roof re-shingled Dec 2016, several newer windows. Great home w/an open floor plan & includes a 12x14 bonus area uses as den/office. Being sold partially furnished.$97,500 JUST LISTED! MLS#249996 2708 GOLF HAMMOCK DR, SEBRINGJust Listed! 2BRM 2BA, Villa overlooking the golf course. This one is being offered mostly furnished & has a large 10x21 ft. porch w/glass windows for year round use. The kitchen has newer granite counter tops and is open to the dining & living area. Nice amount of storage also in these units. Villa next door is also available! Buy one side or both. Call for further info. MLS#249688 GREAT DEALS IN GOLF HAMMOCK! CALL: KEVIN & TERESA BOCK 863-381-9063$267,400 REDUCED! JUST LISTED! MLS#247703 2900 LOST BALL DR, SEBRINGSuper location for this 4BR, 2.5 BA w/oversized 2 Car + Golf Cart Garage, overlooking the golf course! New roof in Jan 2018. Great floor plan w/plenty of space for all! Offers over 2800 LSQ & over 3600 TSF under roof. Handicap accessible throughout w/plenty of pocket doors, tile flooring & oversized rooms throughout! Come and see what this home has to offer!! 159,000 J C863-381-1848 www.JeannyCampbell.comRE/MAX: THE # 1 NAME IN REAL ESTATE!$78,5005754 US 98, SEBRINGJust under 5 acres. Zoned Commercial Central Water Sewer Coming Soon. NOT MANY LIKE THIS AVAILABLE!! MLS#246624 ACREAGE!$84,900306 SPRUCE ST, SEBRING Great corner house City Water & Sewer Newer windows & roof About 1,134 sq ft. living area. WONÂT LAST!! MLS#250029 3 BEDROOMS$103,0002131 LAKEVIEW DR, SEBRINGEnd Unit Condo on the 3rd floor. GORGEOUS SUNSET VIEWS! Updated 2BR, 2 BA. Pool!! MLS#245701 FURNISHED$129,900550 CLAREMONT AVE, LAKE PLACIDOn Placid Lakes Golf Course! 2BR, 2BA, 2 Car garage. Over 1,400 sq ft. living area. New Roof! MLS#250089 GOLF COURSE VISIT WWW.CHIPBORING.COM FOR VISUAL TOURS C B863-385-0077www.chipboring.com firstname.lastname@example.org MLS#249351NEW LISTING SNL Great 4BR w/ 2 car garage located on a quiet treed street in Sun N Lakes. Kitchen is separate w/pass through window and small eat in area. There is also a large pantry room with washer & dryer hook up. The home is completely tiled and painted in neutral colors. $151,500 MLS#249888RENOVATED WATERFRONT BEAUTY!This 3BR has undergone an interior beautification process. Top on the list is the gourmet kitchen with new wood cabinets & granite counters with a center island surrounded by LED under counter lighting, soft close drawers & all stainless steel appliances. The rest of the home will not disappoint with all new windows, doors, light fixtures, crown molding, tank less hot water heater, Jacuzzi tub, California closets, new a/c handler, new paint in & out, & new flooring. $145,000 MLS#249470NEW LISTING SNLGreat 4BR home on quiet street surrounded by beautiful pines. Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings, crown molding tiled living room, dining room & kitchen. kitchen has upgraded cabinetry and granite counters. The master bath is complete with a deep soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, walk in closet and his/hers sinks. $168,500 MLS#249350NEW LISTING-SEB COUNTRY ESTCute 3BR with a 1 car garage. Would be a perfect starter home. Located in popular Sebring Country Estates with a sidewalk in the front & fenced back yard. Interior has tiled floors with carpet in the bedrooms. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and nice neutral granite counters and small breakfast bar. Freshly painted exterior.$138,000 MUST SELL! MUST SELL! MUST SELL! MUST SELL! M C, CRS863-873-7243www.maureencool.com email@example.comTo view ALL Homes in the MLS for HIGHLANDS COUNTY! www.SebringHomesForSale.comSOLD SOLD SOLD4010 ELSON AVE.Maureen Cool SELLS another Harder Hall Area Home. If you are ready to sell, call Maureen today! 23 years of Negotiating Experience working for you!!$118,501 244871 LAKE JACKSON & POOL3600 LAKEVIEW DRIVE 3 Car Garage. Options for 2 additional bedrooms. Family Room & Media Room. Gourmet Kitchen. New composite dock with activity deck. Loaded with upgrades. Move in Ready!!$695,000 249951 THE COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING3891 RODEO DR.Fresh Paint & New Carpet. Golf course pool home. 2BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Spacious lanai. Beautiful views overlooking Hole #7.$199,000 249410 GOLF COURSETHE COOL TEAM HAS SOLD 82 PROPERTIES THIS YEAR!Your Highlands County HOME VALUE FREE at www.MySebringHomeValue.com For all your real estate needs Call or Text Maureen Cool 863-873-7243 Lisa Kneram 863-443-9276TheCoolTeam.com SOLD! NEW LISTING MLS#249904 1101 LAKESIDE WAY Gorgeous lakefront home located on two lots. w/ breathtaking view of lake Istokpoga. Split floor plan, w/16Â ceilings is so spacious, even room for a mother in law wing. 4BR, 2BA, 2CAR w/golf cart. State of the art kitchen, island w/cutting board, pot rack, quartz counters, SS appliances & back splash. Wine cooler, convection oven/microwave. Huge master bedroom w/ tray ceiling, lg master closet w/ built ins.$369,900 S D, CDPE863-381-8841www.suedean.comsuedean@Remax.net VOTED REALTOR OF THE YEAR MLS#249807 1412 LAKE JOSEPHINE DR. DonÂt let the age of this 3BR, 2BA lakefront home fool you! Located on Lake Josephine. Completely remodeled in 2012/2013. Beautiful new kitchen w/quartz, propane stove. Ceramic tiled floors & carpet. (tile is under carpets). Crown molding, new bathrooms, custom made vanity, wheelchair access to master bathroom jetted tub. Electrical and plumbing. New roof and a/c. 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SPORTSSunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com | www.facebook.com/SunPreps | @Sun_Preps In need of some magicThrough injuries and touting the NBAÂs worst defense, the Washington Wizards are looking to turn things around after starting the season 1-7. See more on page 2.INDEX | Lottery 2 | NBA 2 | Local Sports 3 | MLB 4 | Scoreboard 5 | Colleges 6 | Weather 8 By JACOB HOAGSTAFF WRITERHOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS Â„ The courses at Mission Inn Resort and Club are known as some of the more challenging in the state. This weekendÂs Class 2A high school state championship rounds were no exception for both the Port Charlotte High boys team and individual Meadow Southworth from Lemon Bay. The elevation change, the tricky pin placement baiting golfers into a trap, it all made for a constant struggle, but one they can learn from. ÂI think it was a big wake-up call for them,ÂŽ Port Charlotte coach Rodney Taylor said following the Â“nal round. ÂConditions yesterday were windy. Conditions today were cold and windy, plus a tough course equals high scores. They experienced that today, but I think all in all they had a great time.ÂŽ The Pirates entered SaturdayÂs Â“nal round in 13th out of 16 teams vying for a state title and exited in the same position. Coming in they knew that was a long shot, but got the chance to play at an elite course with above average competition. Junior Marc Kaneko-Fujii came into the Â“nal round leading the Pirates and tied for 23rd place individually after shooting an 80 on the par-72 El Campeon course. He Â“nished 21-over for the tournament tying him for 33rd place out of 96. Kaneko-Fujii struggled on Day 2, carding a 13-over 85. Despite making solid tee shots Â„ like putting it feet from the pin on the tight Par-3 8th hole surrounded by water Â„ he couldnÂt string multiple shots together. ÂIÂm really relieved that itÂs over,ÂŽ Kaneko-Fujii said. ÂThere wasnÂt a whole lot going for me from the start. I had a back injury, I found some errors By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORRecently, in a weekÂs time, I lost three people that I admired, including my Godfather. WhatÂs signiÂ“cant about the passings are the impact these men had on my life. However, it was the last passing, eight days ago, that resonates deeply, touching the very essence of who I am. The late turf writer Joe Hirsch paid homage to the only 5-time Horse of the Year, Kelso, and penned ÂOnce upon a time there was a horse named Kelso. But only once.ÂŽ One of those men, I had written to in the early 1990s, not knowing if I was going to get a response, not necessarily expecting one, and yet a man who in the Thoroughbred industry was larger than life, found time to respond. That was W. Cothran ÂCotÂŽ Campbell. For more than 26 years, my dream was to be a staff writer for The Florida Horse; and my love for the Sunshine State, Ocala, Hallandale Beach and Oldsmar is palpable. I can remember going to an Ocala BreedersÂ Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, and Scott Davis was sitting down at a table, interviewing none other than Mr. Campbell. When my career as a journalist had become somewhat static, I went to work for Adena Springs South, a Thoroughbred farm just north of Ocala, in the maintenance division. One of the places I applied to was the Aiken Standard, in Aiken, South Carolina, the home of Dogwood Stable. I hated to leave the Ocala area, but there was opportunity in a new market, a place that I would make my home for the next decade. The Aiken Training By Joe GiglioTHE NEWS & OBSERVER (RALEIGH, N.C.) (TNS)RALEIGH, N.C. Â„ After back-to-back losses, N.C. State needed a win. Florida State provided the perfect antidote on Saturday. The Wolfpack got a career game from senior Reggie Gallaspy and three touchdowns from freshman Ricky Person to defeat the Seminoles, 4728, and qualify for a bowl game in the process. N.C State (6-2, 3-2 ACC) had dropped consecutive ACC games to Clemson and Syracuse after a 5-0 start to the season. The Wolfpack defense had been stretched in those two losses but was able to Â“nd some footing. Mix in 16 penalties (for 121 yards) on Florida State (4-5, 2-5) with a 125-yard performance by receiver Jakobi Meyers and four Â“eld goals by Chris Dunn, and N.C. State was able to give coach Dave Doeren his second straight win over FSU (and Â“rst in Raleigh) to qualify for the postseason for the Â“fth straight year. The Wolfpack forced two turnovers in the Â“rst half and scored on Â“ve of its Â“rst six possessions to jump out to a 27-7 lead in the second quarter. Person, who missed the Syracuse game with multiple injuries, had touchdown runs of 1 and 4 yards in his return. He also had a 2-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. The running game got a boost with PersonÂs return, even though the By MARK LONGAP SPORTS WRITERGAINESVILLE, Fla. Â„ Drew Lock picked apart FloridaÂs defense for the second straight year, throwing three touchdown passes to lead Missouri to a 38-17 victory against the 13th-ranked Gators on Saturday. Lock completed 24 of 32 passes for 250 yards, with scoring throws to Albert Okwuegbunam, Kam Scott and Emanuel Hall that stunned the Swamp. Fortunately for the Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), they wonÂt have to face the senior and possible Â“rst-round draft pick again. They might have seen the last of Feleipe Franks, too. Coach Dan Mullen benched Franks late in the third quarter Â„ the home crowd cheered wildly Â„ and backup Kyle Trask promptly directed a 75-yard touchdown drive in which he converted two fourth downs. Trask found Josh Hammond in the end zone on the second one for a 7-yard score that made it 35-17. The Tigers (5-4, 1-4) responded with a Â“eld goal that essentially sealed their Â“rst SEC win of the season and sent fans scrambling for PREP SPORTS: Golf COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NC State 47, FSU 28 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Missouri 38, No. 13 Florida 17A lasting impactIMPACT | 3Pirates, Southworth learn from states appearanceSTATE | 3Lock burns No. 13 Florida again, Mizzou wins 38-17 in Swamp AP PHOTOMissouri running back Larry Rountree III is tripped by Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson after catching a pass.FLORIDA | 7NC State snaps losing streak with win over Florida State AP PHOTONorth Carolina StateÂs Jakobi Meyers tries to evade a tackle by Florida StateÂs Jaiden Woodbey during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. FSU | 7 adno=3625671-1
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City FC 10 p.m. FS1 Â„ MLS playos, Western Conference semiÂ“nal, Leg 1, Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt LakeBy HOWARD FENDRICHAP SPORTS WRITERWASHINGTON Â„ Scott Brooks knows he needs to try something to change the way things are going for his Washington Wizards. The problems are so plentiful, the coach just is not quite sure what to do. All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal lead the Wizards into their game against the visiting New York Knicks on Sunday with a 1-7 record, including 0-3 at home, and Â“ve consecutive losses overall. ÂPatience is running low from everybody,ÂŽ Beal said. ÂWeÂve got to do it more collectively. The only way were going to get out of this slump is weÂve got to do it together.ÂŽ Their defense already was the worst in the NBA, giving up 122.4 points per game, before allowing even more than that in a 134-111 setback against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. ÂIt just looks like nobodyÂs on the same page. I mean, like, if one person gets beat or somebody gives up a wide-open shot, nobody is there to help that person or pick that person up. Got to all be on one string,ÂŽ Wall said. ÂYou canÂt teach effort. You canÂt teach heart. YouÂve got to go out there and compete. ThatÂs just something youÂve got to be born with.ÂŽ The transition defense, in particular, is absent. WashingtonÂs rebounding isnÂt much better. Its second unit Â„ which Brooks often deploys without a starter to lead the way Â„ is slumping and turned a 30-all contest against OKC into a 79-50 blowout by halftime. Turnovers have become a real issue, with Beal and Wall combining for 12 on Friday. So how will Brooks Â“x all of that? ÂEverythingÂs open. We have to Â“gure out ways to play better in all the 48 minutes that weÂre on the Â”oor, whether itÂs going with a smaller rotation or itÂs playing other guys. I have to Â“gure it out,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe canÂt just keep watching the same thing over and over and over and expect things are going to change.ÂŽ Against the Thunder, the Wizards led by 10 points in the Â“rst quarter, but were run off the court in the second, outscored by 24 in that period alone. ÂThatÂs where they killed us,ÂŽ Wall said. ÂWhen weÂre not making shots, we donÂt defend at a high level.ÂŽ The Wizards heard boos from spectators as the Thunder pulled away and piled on. ÂWe know the fans are getting impatient with it. Ted is probably impatient with it,ÂŽ Beal said, referring to team owner Ted Leonsis. ÂSo weÂve just got to do it.ÂŽ Otherwise, this season is on the verge of spiraling out of control. Last season, when Wall sat out 41 games because of a bad knee, Washington was the Eastern ConferenceÂs No. 8 seed and lost in the Â“rst round of the playoffs to No. 1 seed Toronto. There were questions about chemistry, defense and rebounding. Team architect Ernie Grunfeld hoped to help those last two areas by adding center Dwight Howard. But Howard wasnÂt able to play in a Wizards uniform until Friday after dealing with a sore backside. And while his debut looked promising at the outset Â„ 13 of his 20 points came in the Â“rst quarter Â„ the result was the same for the team. ÂDwight,ÂŽ Brooks noted, Âwas a bright spot.ÂŽ Those have been few and far between lately for the Wizards during what their coach called Âa tough patch.ÂŽ That might be underselling it. No one in the NBA has a worse record. ÂWe canÂt keep looking at the negatives, negatives, negatives,ÂŽ Beal said, Âbecause itÂs just going to continue to brainwash us and kill us mentally.ÂŽWith NBAÂs worst D, other issues, WallÂs Wizards start 1-7 AP PHOTOWashington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Washington. By STEPHEN WHYNOAP HOCKEY WRITERAleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than Â“ve minutes. ÂIt shows how much they love the game,ÂŽ the Florida Panthers captain said. ÂThereÂs good reason to do that every year.ÂŽ The NHL is planning just that after Commissioner Gary Bettman announced initial plans for a 2019 season-opener in Prague, two regular-season games in Stockholm and exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland. The Panthers and Winnipeg Jets played the 24th and 25th regular-season games outside North America on Thursday and Friday at a packed Hartwall Arena in the Finnish capital. As the league sows seeds of interest in new markets like China, it is also continuing to cultivate interest in established hockey countries like Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic. And thereÂs a modest proposal for continuing to stoke the interest in the sport in Scandinavia and across Europe. ÂOne thing that I know former players have been talking about is maybe more games earlier on the weekends so they can actually watch,ÂŽ said Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who is Swedish. ÂPrime time here is middle of the night there. To make it more popular in Europe and Sweden, I think more games in the middle of the day on the weekends would be great. ThatÂs how you can get it more popular.ÂŽ A crowded sports calendar in the U.S. with the NFL and college football going on during the Â“rst half of the season makes that a challenge. Not counting the three games this season taking place in Europe, just 127 regular-season NHL games Â„ roughly 10 percent of the full schedule Â„ start early enough in North America that fans in places in Western and Central Europe can watch before a late evening bedtime. Even with games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights to Â“ll prime-time spots in the U.S., traditional Sunday afternoon kickoffs have helped the NFL become bigger in Europe. Games at Wembley Stadium in London feature fans in jerseys of just about every team, not just the two playing, and the influence goes beyond England. ÂIn Denmark, the NFL (became) quite popular like 10, 15 years ago because they started games in the afternoon, so people could start watching at dinner time and they could just keep watching a new game,ÂŽ Capitals center Lars Eller said. ÂI would welcome more afternoon games.ÂŽ The ÂNHL on NBCÂŽ games that start at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday largely after the American football season ends fit that bill. And with more teams choosing to skip morning skates altogether, afternoon starts wouldnÂt throw off game-day routines to the point that thereÂs pushback from players. ÂWhenever that happens, games at 12 or 1 p.m. Eastern time, itÂs like 7 oÂclock in Finland or (nighttime) in Europe, so people can see,ÂŽ Barkov said. ÂOf course thereÂs a big audience there.ÂŽ Bettman said he is not sure hockey can grow more in places like Sweden and Finland where there are already strong domestic leagues and a steady flow of talented players reaching the NHL. ÂWhat we need to do is continue to work to keep it at the extraordinarily high level that itÂs at,ÂŽ he said. Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly brushed aside the idea of basing an NHL team in Europe, saying it would need to be a group of teams and that no one has come up with a viable plan. They said staging an outdoor game in Europe is a possibility but not something likely to happen soon. More likely is a regular schedule of ÂGlobal SeriesÂŽ games across Europe. Since the NHL opened the 1997-98 season in Japan, 24 of 31 teams have played overseas. The Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vegas Golden Knights and defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals are the only ones left. Probably not for long. ÂWeÂre happy to share our game,ÂŽ Bettman said in Helsinki. ÂWeÂd like to continue to encourage the enthusiasm, support and development that hockey gets by bringing the worldÂs best players and the worldÂs best league over here.ÂŽMore afternoon games could boost NHL popularity in Europe NBA: Washington Wizards NHL: Europe
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 3 Track has a deep history, with 40 champions, including the aforementioned Kelso, having trained over the 1-mile oval on Two Notch Road. One of the beneÂ“ts of being in Aiken was having the opportunity to talk with those who were involved in the Thoroughbred community, including Cot Campbell. I would spend many mornings walking the shedrow at the Legacy Stable barn, talking with Cot, Jack Sadler, Ron Stevens and Brad Stauffer. I would accompany them to the gap and starting gate at the training track, or make my way to the viewing stand to talk with these men, getting a quote or two. I was fortunate enough to have Mr. Campbell sign my copy of his book, Lightning in a Jar, his inscription, ÂTo Ben Baugh Â„ a great friend and a Â“ne sports writer! Cot Campbell.ÂŽ When I captured Â“rst place honors from the South Carolina Press Association for Breaking News in 2009, it was about Dogwood StableÂs Millionaire and Classic winner Summer Squall. The 1990 Preakness winner had been euthanized at LaneÂs End Farm in Versailles, Ky., and I was covering a polo game. I had to shift my direction, and Cot made time for me, providing me with ample content through his incredibly well-articulated quotes, playing a large role in my writing one of the best pieces of my career. I knew his inÂ”uence played a large role in my success because he understood I loved Thoroughbred racing, more than anything in the world. I didnÂt come from an afÂ”uent, well-connected family, any success IÂve had, has come from hard work and passion. And Cot understood that. His inÂ”uence allowed me to cover the Eclipse Awards in Miami Beach at the Fontainebleau, the Preakness in Baltimore, where I had a chance to see Aikenite carry the hopes of a community in the middle jewel of Thoroughbred racingÂs Triple Crown and to Saratoga Springs, where I walked the shedrow of Todd PletcherÂs barn with Cot, to look at a horse in his stall before the Travers Stakes, the athlete who gave me the biggest story of my career. There have been many tributes to Cot Campbell, over the past few days; and rightfully so. He was everything that theyÂve said, a visionary, a pioneer, a pillar of the sport. He brought so many new people into Thoroughbred racing. Every time I had the opportunity to hear him speak before an audience, it was as if I was watching a great entertainer perform. He had so much charisma and magnetism. He consistently brought the house down with his stories about racing. ThereÂs never been a better raconteur. People left the room laughing and smiling. He was an incredibly bright, extremely wellread and articulate and had an amazing memory. He deÂ“ned the grace and class so many people have alluded to over the past few days. Our relationship grew stronger over time. Initially, I had a hard time adjusting, missing Florida and Ocala, but I persevered and even though there were times where we had our differences, Cot made my journey bearable during those nascent stages. The Dogwood monthly newsletter was an invaluable source of information, and Mary Jane HowellÂs help and expertise played a large role in my development as a journalist. The conversations Cot and I had about Dogwood StablesÂ stakes winners Summer Squall, Storm Song, Wallenda, Limehouse, Cotton Blossom, Aikenite and Palace Malice still resonate with me. Palace Malice gave me the story of my career. I wrote an advance about him, prior to his second career start at Saratoga, a race the son of the 2007 and 2008 Horse of the Year Curlin, would win. There began my greatest journey. I was in the Aiken Standard newsroom watching the 2013 Belmont Stakes on the large screen television, when Palace Malice won the third jewel of the Triple Crown. The City of Aiken was ecstatic. Cot Campbell went out of his way to make time for me, providing me with content that made my story sing. ItÂs true; he had a smile that was infectious, and a wonderful woman standing behind him, in his wife Anne. I was fortunate enough to get to know his daughter Lila and granddaughter Campbell Glenn a little, having interacted with them in Aiken. It was great to see Cot and Anne around town at the Blessing of the Hounds in Hitchcock Woods, the Aiken County Historical Museum, the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame or in Camden at the Colonial Cup. I still have my Palace Malice button. It was Cot who provided me with access to the walking ring in Saratoga before Palace MaliceÂs start in the Travers. However, it was our weekly visits at the Dogwood ofÂ“ces on Chaffee Lane in Aiken, that I cherish the most. Cot Campbell always made time for me, one of the Thoroughbred racingÂs pillars made me feel as if I was as important as any celebrity or person of extreme wealth. He had an ability to make anyone feel comfortable no matter the setting. I will miss him. He changed the complexion of my life. Just as there will never be another Kelso, there will never be another Cot Campbell.IMPACTFROM PAGE 1in my swing last week and yeah, IÂm just happy itÂs over.ÂŽ Nobody on the team knows the challenges this course presents better than him as heÂs made it to the state Â“nals each of his three years. ÂÂŽ(The course) is super challenging, but itÂs nothing I canÂt get,ÂŽ said Kaneko-Fujii, who previously Â“nished seventh as a freshman and 27th as a sophomore. ÂI was just stressing way too much, I had a lot of pressure on me. I learned that itÂs not gonna go your way and you just have to be OK with that. Golf is hard and you donÂt need to make it even more challenging by being tough on yourself.ÂŽ Three of the four Pirate golfers bettered their scores in Round 2. Sophomore Zack Starkey Â“nished second on the team and 76th overall with rounds of 96 and 94. Senior Anthony Hodges, playing in his Â“nal high school match, bettered his score three strokes from 98 to 95 and Â“nished third on the team. Freshman Stephen Lomski and sophomore Ben Goldman rounded out the team with Lomski improving from 114 to 107 and Goldman shooting rounds of 102 and 110. On the opposite side of the clubhouse on the Las Colinas course, Southworth was working her way through her own struggles. She teed off in the cold and windy morning and said she struggled to Â“nd her stroke putting. ÂI couldnÂt putt to save my life, at all,ÂŽ Southworth said. ÂItÂs a tough course, but it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it.ÂŽ Southworth shot 84 for the Â“rst round and 89 in the second as she Â“nished in 36rd place out of 93. Though her Â“nal match wasnÂt what she desired or anticipated, she can now reÂ”ect on the accomplishments sheÂs earned as a Lady Manta. ÂI wish I had the chance to do it again, but unfortunately I donÂt,ÂŽ she said. ÂI feel pretty good about it. I wish I had played well for the last high school event IÂll be playing in, but I did Â“nish on a better nine. ÂIÂm pretty proud of what IÂve done and some of the scores that IÂve had at Lemon Bay.ÂŽ Though Southworth wonÂt get the opportunity to get back to the state championships, the majority of the Pirates might. Losing only Hodges to graduation, Taylor will most likely return four members with state championship experience. Now knowing what it takes, they should come back with an ignited Â“re. ÂI think we have a shot of getting here next year,ÂŽ Taylor said. ÂAnd I think this is a great learning experience for them. If we get back next year I think it will be a big difference. TheyÂll know how to take on the practice round better, theyÂll know what to expect playing this course. The experience alone was great for them.ÂŽ Email Jacob Hoag at Jhoag@sun-herald.com and follow him on Twitter @ByJacobHoag.STATEFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTOS BY JACOB HOAGPort Charlotte junior Marc Kaneko-Fujii hits out of a bunker on the El Campeon course at Mission Hills. He Â“nished the Â“nal round with an 85. The Port Charlotte High School golf team poses after the Â“nal round of the Class 2A state championships on Saturday at Mission Inn Club and Resort. TUESDAY VolleyballVenice Â„ Regional Â“nals match, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at Baron Collier, Regional Finals match, 7 p.m. SoccerVenice Pre-season boys soccer vs. Cardinal Mooney at Sarasota High, 5 p.m. GolfCharlotte, Becky Davis and Jacob Smith at State tournament at Howey-in the Hills.WEDNESDAY SoccerBoys soccer Charlotte at North Port preseason Classic 5:30 p.m. Boys soccer Lemon Bay at North Port preseason Classic, 7:30 p.m. GolfCharlotte, Becky Davis and Jacob Smith at State tournament at Howey-in the Hills. GolfAdolph Migliano recored a hole-in-one Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Seminole Lakes Country Club in Punta Gorda. The 79-year-old aced the 135-yard hole no. 15, using a a 3-wood. It was MiglianoÂs Â“rst hole-in-one. SoftballLuigiÂs Pizza 15 Dr. Paul M. Popper 12 Dr. Luis Fernandez 15 Dr. Ivette M. Fernandez DMD 12 LuigiÂs Pizza 11 Rueter Accounting 10 Dr. Ivette M. Fernandez DMD 11 Dr. Paul M. Popper 2 Dr. Luis Fernandez 13 Dr. Ivette M. Fernandez DMD 1 COMMUNITY SPORT BRIEFS LOCAL SPORT CALENDAR By BEN BAUGHSPORTS EDITORSeveral local runners will be Tallahase bound qualifying for States. The Charlotte Lady Tarpons, the Port Charlotte PiratesÂ Isabella Coogan and John Perez made the most of the FHSAA Class 3A, Region 3 cross-country meet at The Farm in Punta Gorda, and will continue with their season this Saturday. The Lady Tarpons Â“nished Â“fth overall, with Coogan placing fourth individually and Perez eighth, in what was a deep and competitive Â“eld. The Port Charlotte girls team Â“nished ninth, but Sophomore Haley Welgan did establish a Personal Record Saturday morning. ÂItÂs been a pleasure to have her (Coogan) our our team this season,ÂŽ said Stefany Sanchez, Port Charlotte girls cross-country coach. ÂI wish we could have had her sooner. IÂve had two seniors as well as Bella, that IÂve seen through since they were Freshmen, Amy Quinones and Jocelyn Ramos. ItÂs been beautiful to watch them develop into the runners that theyÂve become.ÂŽ The Charlotte Lady Tarpons, much like Coogan as an individual, have been a model of consistency all year, and Saturday was no exception. Their performance Saturday punched their ticket to Tallahassee. ÂThe main thing I wanted to improve upon was getting off to a smooth start,ÂŽ said Chris Robishaw, Charlotte girls cross-country coach. ÂWe knew we were going to have to get out fast. I thought we were very smart. We knew the angle we were going to have to take.ÂŽ And for the Â“fth time this year, a different Lady Tarpon runner led the way, this time it was Aleecia Collins. ÂWe walked the course yesterday,ÂŽ said Collins, who Â“nished 21st overall and PRd. ÂI had a chance to notice where all the dips were and stuff, so I knew the areas to avoid. I wanted to do it for all the seniors and for the rest of the team because we really wanted to go to States.ÂŽ The Venice girls team made the most of their opportunity placing 10th, with an unrivaled competitive spirit. ÂWe did what we had done at every single meet this year,ÂŽ said Brenda Clark, Venice girls cross-country coach. ÂWe werenÂt going to quit. We had PRs today. They stepped up. They set their goals and we bonded together as a team. They ran a great race today.ÂŽ The depth of the region made SaturdayÂs competition one of the most challenging meets of the year, said Ray Chumbley, Port Charlotte boys cross-country coach. ÂWe tried to give ourselves the best chance to do well here today,ÂŽsaid Chumbley. ÂI feel like we ran some very good times today. There were great efforts from all of our athletes. I think we did everything we could to run our very best race today, and thatÂs all we could ask for.ÂŽ The Venice Indians boys cross-country team has a youthful roster brimming with talent, Â“nishing 11th, and found the experience to be beneÂ“cial, serving as a foundation for the future. ÂWeÂre all coming back next year, weÂre coming back stronger,ÂŽ said Jason Potter, Venice Indians boys cross-country coach. ÂI think the kids really enjoyed themselves this year. WeÂre going to really buckle down and see what we can accomplish next year.ÂŽ Girls 4. Isabella Coogan, Port Charlotte, 18:57.3 21. Aleecia Collins, Charlotte, 20.29.3 27. Mackenzie Flowers, Charlotte, 20:46.7 30. Hannah Piacitelli, Charlotte, 20:55.2 31. Victoria Simeone, Charlotte, 20:55.3 34. Alexa Roughton, Charlotte, 20:55.9 40. Hannah Luff, Venice, 21:09.6 41. Faith Winkler, Charlotte, 21:09.8 46. Anne Myburg, Venice, 21:17.7 47. Jennifer Lukowski, Venice, 21:20.1 Boys 8. John Perez, Port Charlotte, 16:33.9 22. Joseph Bishop, Port Charlotte, 17:08.1 37. Alberto Teijelo, Venice, 17.22.3 60. Benjamin Sweiderk, Venice, 17:22.3 67. Michael Casella, Venice, 18:03.0 102. Kauhner Mault, Port Charlotte, 18:56.5 103. Calvin Sweiderk, Venice, 18:58.8Lady Tarpons, Coogan and Perez headed for Tallahassee SUBMITTED PHOTO The Lady Tarpons cross-country team qualiÂ“ed for this SaturdayÂs State meet in Tallahassee. PREP SPORTS: Cross-country
Page 4 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 WASHINGTON Â„ The Washington Nationals have signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a one-year contract with a conditional option for 2020. General manager Mike Rizzo announced the deal Saturday. The contract guarantees Rosenthal $7 million, and he can earn an additional $8 million in performance bonuses. Rosenthal hasnÂt pitched since 2017 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old is a hard-throwing righthander with 121 career saves in the majors, all with St. Louis. Rosenthal had a career-high 48 saves in 2015 and was a National League All-Star. He had only 14 saves in 2016 and 11 in 2017 before getting injured. The Cardinals released Rosenthal in November 2017, a few months after he had surgery.Nationals sign former Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal By DANICA COTOASSOCIATED PRESSCAGUAS, Puerto Rico Â„ Hundreds of arms stretched into the sky in the hometown of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Saturday as fans took pictures and video of the Â“rst man from Puerto Rico to lead a team to a World Series championship. Cora held up the trophy that he had been cradling in his arms as he arrived in the city of Caguas with pitchers David Price and Eduardo Rodriguez and catcher Christian Vazquez, among others including Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. The Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Oct. 28 to win their fourth championship in 15 years. Fans dressed in red and blue had gushed about CoraÂs visit before his arrival. ÂHe put us on the map,ÂŽ said 26-year-old Miguel Martinez, who was slow dancing to salsa with his girlfriend as they waited for Cora. ÂMy eyes Â“lled with tears when he won the championship because this is something historic.ÂŽ Some fans had driven more than an hour to receive the manager and praised how he helped Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit more than a year ago amid a 12-year recession. When 43-year-old Cora negotiated his contract last October, he asked his team to help with relief efforts, and they eagerly pitched in. ÂDespite everything that has happened, we have a bit of happiness on the side,ÂŽ said Red Sox fan Arleen Cruz, who drove to Caguas with her husband from the southern town of Humacao to receive the players. The two have been Red Sox fans since 1972. ÂPuerto RicoÂs name couldnÂt be held up higher,ÂŽ said CruzÂs husband, Ramon Reyes, who was clad in a Red Sox hat, T-shirt and towel slung over his shoulder. They mingled with other fans stopping to buy food, beer and merchandise from roadside vendors as the smell of fried empanadillas and other local specialties wafted through the air. Ronald Lopez-Cepero and his wife, both from Caguas, had already bought T-shirts last week that read ÂPROUD for Puerto Rico.ÂŽ He recalled how he had about a dozen baseball cards featuring Cora and his older brother, Joey, a former big-league inÂ“elder. ÂHeÂs a tremendous person,ÂŽ said the lifelong fan. ÂHeÂs very humble and helpful.ÂŽ Cora, who spent 14 years in the majors and batted .243 as an inÂ“elder with six teams, steered the Red Sox to a team-record 108 wins in the regular season before Boston topped the 100win Yankees and Astros in the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox say they havenÂt decided whether they will visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump.Alex Cora arrives in Puerto Rico as fans celebrate win AP PHOTOJetBlueÂs Red Sox-themed Plane arrives at the Luis Muoz Marin airport with Manager Alex Cora, players, coaches and executive sta to celebrate the teamÂs 2018 championship season victory, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. By STEPHEN HAWKINSAP SPORTS WRITERLos Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff Banister was Â“red. He received a threeyear contract with a club option for 2022. He will be introduced at a news conference Monday. Woodward inherits a team that went 67-95 and Â“nished last in the AL West, with the focus turning to the development of younger players. Texas had its Â“rst consecutive losing seasons since 2005-08. The hiring ended a process during which general manager Jon Daniels and the Rangers interviewed more than 10 candidates, including bench coach Don Wakamatsu after he served as interim coach the Â“nal 10 games of the season. Woodward was interviewed this week after the Dodgers Â“nished their second straight season in which they advanced to the World Series, losing both times. The last team before Los Angeles that appeared in consecutive World Series without winning the title was Texas in 2010 and 2011. ÂWe interviewed a number of strong candidates during an extensive interview process for our managerial role and believe we have found the right Â“t in Chris Woodward,ÂŽ Daniels said in a statement released by the team. ÂWe look forward to working with him and everyone on the baseball staff to develop and grow a culture that will lead to success for many years to come.ÂŽ Daniels has hired three managers in his 13 seasons as the Rangers GM, and all were Â“rst-time MLB managers. Texas won its only American League pennants during Ron WashingtonÂs eight seasons before Banister won two AL West titles in his four seasons. Two candidates Texas interviewed were hired last month as managers by other teams, David Bell in Cincinnati and Rocco Baldelli in Minnesota. The hiring of Woodward left the Baltimore Orioles, who Â“red Buck Showalter after the season, as the only MLB team with a managerial vacancy. The 42-year-old Woodward spent the past three years on the staff of manager Dave Roberts, after working for Seattle the previous three years. He started his coaching career as minor league inÂ“eld coordinator for the Mariners in 2013, then joined their big league staff later that year. He was SeattleÂs inÂ“eld coach in 2014 and the Â“rst base coach in 2015. ÂChris brings high energy, outstanding leadership and communication skills, a strong knowledge of the game and its evolving strategies, and great integrity Â„ attributes that we feel are vital for our next manager,ÂŽ Daniels said. ÂWe believe these traits will resonate with our players, our staff, and our fans. He has also been a big part of a very successful stretch in Los Angeles.ÂŽ As a player, Woodward spent 12 seasons (19992011) with Â“ve teams Â„ Toronto, the New York Mets, Seattle, Atlanta and Boston. He hit .239 with 33 home runs and 191 RBIs while playing every position except pitcher and catcher. Woodward was teammates with Adrian Beltre for a short period during the 2009 season with the Mariners. Beltre, who has 3,166 career hits, just completed his 21st big league season and hasnÂt said yet if he will return to play for the Rangers again next year. When Beltre went on the disabled list during the 2009 season, Woodward started 13 games at third base in his place. Soon after BeltreÂs return that August, Woodward was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox. The Rangers went 87-75 in 2009 before their two World Series seasons, then lost in the ALÂs Â“rst one-and-done wild-card game in 2012. They ended the 2013 regular season with a loss to Tampa Bay in a wild-card tiebreaker. When Banister was Â“red Sept. 21 with 10 games left in this season, Daniels acknowledged that the decision wasnÂt based on the record and said instead that it was time for a new voice in leadership. Banister was under contract through next season. Woodward is a native of Covina, California, as is Michael Young, the Rangers career leader in hits and games played who is now a special assistant to the general manager. They are the same age but played at different high schools.Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with DodgersLast-place Texas Rangers hire Dodgers 3rd base coach Chris Woodward as manager AP PHOTOIn this April 3, 2018, Â“le photo, Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward (45) works the baseline during a game. The Texas Rangers have hired Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Je Banister was Â“red. MLB: Boston Red Sox MLB: Texas Rangers MLB: Chicago Cubs MLB: Washington NationalsBy JAY COHENAP SPORTS WRITERCHICAGO Â„ The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who turns 35 in December, went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired in a July 27 trade with Texas Â„ a frequent trade partner for Chicago since Theo Epstein took over the CubsÂ front ofÂ“ce in 2011. Had the Cubs declined the option and paid a $6 million buyout, the Rangers would have paid the Cubs an additional $6 million. The 29-year-old Smyly is heading to Texas after missing his only year in Chicago as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery in June 2017. The Cubs also parted with a player to be named in exchange for a player to be named. Smyly signed a $10 million, two-year contract with Chicago last December. He was healthy at the end of last season, but the contending Cubs ran out of time in terms of bringing him back. Chicago also claimed inÂ“elder Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the New York Mets. The 26-year-old Reinheimer hit .167 in 21 games with New York this year. Hamels gives manager Joe Maddon a deep group of starting pitchers as the Cubs try for their Â“fth consecutive playoff appearance. Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Yu Darvish also are expected to return, with Mike Montgomery and Tyler Chatwood waiting in the wings. Hamels, a former Â“rst-round pick, made his major league debut with Philadelphia in 2006. He is 156-114 with a 3.40 ERA in 13 big league seasons. He was working on perhaps the worst season of his career when Chicago got him from Texas for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. He was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts with the last-place Rangers at the time of the trade, but the Cubs felt a change of scenery and a pennant race might help him get back on track. They were right. Hamels had an instant impact with Chicago, going 4-0 with a sparkling 0.79 ERA in his Â“rst Â“ve starts with the team. He was unbeaten with the Cubs until he was hit hard in a loss at Arizona in his 10th start on Sept. 19. When the NL wild-card game went into extra innings, Hamels made just his second major league relief appearance and responded with two scoreless innings in ChicagoÂs 2-1 loss to Colorado. He is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 17 career playoff appearances. The option completes the deal Hamels signed with Philadelphia in July 2012, bringing the total value to $158 million for seven years. Hamels struck out 13 while pitching a no-hitter at Wrigley Field in his Â“nal start with Philadelphia in 2015. He was traded to Texas six days later, and helped the Rangers to two AL West titles. Earlier this week, the Cubs exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler picked up his $5 million player option. Strop, one of the baseballÂs most consistent relievers since he was acquired in a July 2013 trade with Baltimore, went 6-1 with 13 saves and a 2.26 ERA in 60 appearances last season.Cubs exercise option on Hamels, trade Smyly to Texas AP PHOTOIn this Aug. 17, 2018, photo, Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter. The Cubs face a decision on HamelsÂ option on Friday, Nov. 2,2018.
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 5 SCOREBOARD PRO FOOTBALLNFL All times Eastern AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA New England 6 2 0 .750 239 185 Miami 4 4 0 .500 174 219 N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 192 200 Buffalo 2 6 0 .250 87 200 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA Houston 5 3 0 .625 197 167 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 106 127 Jacksonville 3 5 0 .375 134 170 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 231 213 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Pittsburgh 4 2 1 .643 204 172 Cincinnati 5 3 0 .625 221 237 Baltimore 4 4 0 .500 197 137 Cleveland 2 5 1 .313 169 210 WEST W L T PCT. PF PA Kansas City 7 1 0 .875 290 205 L.A. Chargers 5 2 0 .714 195 163 Denver 3 5 0 .375 188 194 Oakland 1 7 0 .125 141 252 NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST W L T PCT. PF PA Washington 5 2 0 .714 146 134 Philadelphia 4 4 0 .500 178 156 Dallas 3 4 0 .429 140 123 N.Y. Giants 1 7 0 .125 150 205 S OUTH W L T PCT. PF PA New Orleans 6 1 0 .857 234 183 Carolina 5 2 0 .714 178 152 A tlanta 3 4 0 .429 190 212 T ampa Bay 3 4 0 .429 201 233 NORTH W L T PCT. PF PA Chicago 4 3 0 .571 194 144 Minnesota 4 3 1 .563 197 195 Green Bay 3 3 1 .500 175 173 Detroit 3 4 0 .429 171 186 W EST W L T PCT. PF PA L.A. Rams 8 0 0 1.000 264 155 S eattle 4 3 0 .571 171 131 A rizona 2 6 0 .250 110 199 S an Francisco 2 7 0 .222 207 239 WEEK 9 ThursdayÂs GameSan Francisco 34, Oakland 3TodayÂs GamesN.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Chicago at Buffalo, 1 p.m. L.A. Chargers at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Rams at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m.MondayÂs GameTennessee at Dallas, 8:15 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, Arizona, N.Y. Giants, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, CincinnatiNFL INJURY REPORTThe National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:TodayN.Y. JETS at MIAMI Â„ JETS: OUT: TE Neal Sterling (concussion). DOUBTFUL: CB Trumaine Johnson (quadricep), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Robby Anderson (ankle), WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle), LB Frankie Luvu (neck), DT Steve McLendon (ankle), WR Andre Roberts (back). DOLPHINS: OUT: DE Charles Harris (calf), CB Cordrea Tankersley (knee), QB Ryan Tannehill (right shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Xavien Howard (ankle), WR Kenny Stills (groin). ATLANTA at WASHINGTON Â„ FALCONS: OUT: CB Robert Alford (ankle), K Matt Bryant (right hamstring). REDSKINS: OUT: WR Jamison C rowder (ankle), RB Chris Thompson (rib), OT Trent Williams (thumb/shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: LB Ryan Anderson (knee), RB Kapri Bibbs (shoulder), S Montae Nicholson (neck/hip), WR Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee). DETROIT at MINNESOTA Â„ LIONS: DOUBTFUL: LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (toe/neck). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), G T.J. Lang (hip), CB Darius Slay (knee). VIKINGS: OUT: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), G Tom Compton (knee), RB Roc Thomas (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring), WR Stefon Diggs (rib), OT Riley Reiff (foot), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot), S Andrew Sendejo (groin). KANSAS CITY at CLEVELAND Â„ CHIEFS: OUT: C Mitch Morse (concussion), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: S Eric Berry (heel). QUESTIONABLE: LB Anthony Hitchens (rib), LB Justin Houston (hamstring). BROWNS: OUT: LB Joe Schobert (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Antonio Callaway (ankle), OT Desmond Harrison (illness), WR Rashard Higgins (knee), S Damarious Randall (groin), WR DaÂMari Scott (shoulder), CB Tavierre Thomas (abdomen), C J.C. Tretter (ankle). TAMPA BAY at CAROLINA Â„ BUCCANEERS: OUT: RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), G Evan Smith (hip), CB M.J. Stewart (foot). QUESTIONABLE: DE Vinny Curry (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (calf/ not injury related). PANTHERS: OUT: WR Torrey Smith (knee). PITTSBURGH at BALTIMORE Â„ STEELERS: DOUBTFUL: OT Marcus Gilbert (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Artie Burns (ankle), CB Coty Sensabaugh (toe). RAVENS: OUT: OT James Hurst (back), OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle), LB Tim Williams (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: G Bradley Bozeman (calf), RB Alex Collins (foot), CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), S Tony Jefferson (hamstring), WR Jordan Lasley (hamstring), G Alex Lewis (neck), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh). CHICAGO at BUFFALO Â„ BEARS: OUT: TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), G Kyle Long (foot). QUESTIONABLE: LB Khalil Mack (ankle), DT Bilal Nichols (knee), WR Allen Robinson (groin). BILLS: OUT: QB Josh Allen (right elbow), DE Trent Murphy (knee). QUESTIONABLE: QB Derek Anderson (concussion), LB Tremaine Edmunds (concussion). L.A. CHARGERS at SEATTLE Â„ CHARGERS: OUT: DE Joey Bosa (foot), DE Chris Landrum (hip), LB Kyzir White (knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring). SEAHAWKS: DOUBTFUL: G Jordan Simmons (calf), CB Neiko Thorpe (groin). QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Carson (hip), S Bradley McDougald (knee), LB K.J. Wright (knee). HOUSTON at DENVER Â„ TEXANS: OUT: LB Zach Cunningham (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Jadeveon Clowney (groin), CB Aaron Colvin (ankle), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), S Andre Hal (shoulder), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle/ knee). BRONCOS: OUT: WR DaeSean Hamilton (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), CB Bradley Roby (ankle), S Darian Stewart (neck). QUESTIONABLE: RB Royce Freeman (ankle). L.A. RAMS at NEW ORLEANS Â„ RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Sam Shields (illness). SAINTS: OUT: DE Marcus Davenport (toe). GREEN BAY at NEW ENGLAND Â„ PACKERS: DOUBTFUL: WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring/ groin). QUESTIONABLE: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), LB Nick Perry (ankle), S Jermaine Whitehead (back). PATRIOTS: OUT: G Shaq Mason (calf), OL Brian Schwenke (foot). QUESTIONABLE: OT Trent Brown (ankle), OT Marcus Cannon (concussion), LS Joe Cardona (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (ankle), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring), LB Nicholas Grigsby (illness), DL Geneo Grissom (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back), LB DontÂa Hightower (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (neck), DE John Simon (shoulder).MondayTENNESSEE at DALLAS Â„ TITANS: DNP: LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder). LIMITED: WR Corey Davis (hamstring). FULL: LB Will Compton (hamstring), G Josh Kline (ankle), G Quinton Spain (shoulder), S Kenny Vaccaro (elbow). COWBOYS: DNP: WR Tavon Austin (groin), DE Randy Gregory (knee), DE David Irving (ankle), TE Geoff Swaim (knee), LB Joe Thomas (foot). LIMITED: G Zack Martin (knee). FULL: CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle), CB Byron Jones (not injury related).COLLEGE FOOTBALLPLAYOFF RANKINGSWEEK 1 RECORD 1. Alabama 8-0 2. Clemson 8-0 3. Louisiana State 7-1 4. Notre Dame 8-0 5. Michigan 7-1 6. Georgia 7-1 7. Oklahoma 7-1 8. Washington State 7-1 9. Kentucky 7-1 10. Ohio State 7-1 11. Florida 6-2 12. Central Florida 7-0 13. West Virginia 6-1 14. Penn State 6-2 15. Utah 6-2 16. Iowa 6-2 17. Texas 6-2 18. Mississippi State 5-3 19. Syracuse 6-2 20. Texas A&M 5-3 21. North Carolina State 5-2 22. Boston College 6-2 23. Fresno State 7-1 24. Iowa State 4-3 25. Virginia 6-2 The playoff semiÂ“nals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semiÂ“nals will be hosted at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl on Dec. 29. The championship game will be played on Jan. 7, 2019 at Santa Clara, Calif. THE AP TOP 25 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternThursdayNo. 9 Central Florida 52, Temple 40FridayPittsburgh 23, No. 23 Virginia 13SaturdayNo. 1 Alabama at No. 4 LSU,late No. 2 Clemson 77, Louisville 16 No. 3 Notre Dame at Northwestern, late No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 14 Penn State, late No. 6 Georgia at No. 11 Kentucky, late No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, late No. 8 Ohio State 36, Nebraska 31 No. 10 Washington St. vs. California, late No. 12 West Virginia at No. 15 Texas, late No. 13 Florida vs. Missouri, late No. 16 Utah at Arizona State, late No. 17 Houston at SMU, late No. 18 Utah State at Hawaii, late No. 19 Iowa at Purdue, late No. 20 Fresno State at UNLV, late No. 21 Mississippi State vs. Louisiana Tech, late No. 22 Syracuse 41, Wake Forest 24 No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech, late Auburn 28, No. 25 Texas A&M 24 RESULTS/SCHEDULEAll times EasternOct. 30 EASTBuffalo 51, Miami (Ohio) 42MIDWESTKent State 35, Bowling Green 28WednesdayÂs Game MIDWESTToledo 45, Ball State 13ThursdayÂs Games SOUTHCentral Florida 52, Temple 40MIDWESTOhio 59, W. Michigan 14 Northern Illinois 36, Akron 26 FridayÂs Games EASTPenn 20, Cornell 7SOUTHMiddle Tennessee 29, W. Kentucky 10 Pittsburgh 23, Virginia 13FAR WESTArizona 42, Colorado 34 SaturdayÂs Games EASTArmy 17, Air Force 14 Colgate 41, Fordham 0 Duquesne 47, Wagner 30 Hampton 51, NY Maritime 10 Harvard 52, Columbia 18 Holy Cross 40, Lafayette 14 Lehigh 45, Bucknell 17 Marist 35, Valparaiso 24 Monmouth (NJ) 37, Charleston Southern 3 New Hampshire 35, James Madison 24 Princeton 14, Dartmouth 9 Sacred Heart 38, Robert Morris 7 St. Francis (Pa.) 27, Bryant 14 Yale 46, Brown 16 Delaware (6-2) at Albany (NY) (2-6), late Liberty (4-3) at UMass (3-6), late Maine (5-3) at Towson (6-2), lateSOUTHAlabama St. 30, Texas Southern 21 Auburn 28, Texas A&M 24 Clemson 77, Louisville 16 Delaware St. 25, Savannah St. 6 ETSU 21, Mercer 18 Elon 24, Rhode Island 21 Furman 16, Chattanooga 10 Gardner-Webb 38, Presbyterian 20 Georgia Tech 38, North Carolina 28 Grambling St. 24, MVSU 19 Howard 31, Florida A&M 23 Jacksonville 48, Butler 44 Jacksonville St. 21, UT Martin 14 Kennesaw St. 49, Campbell 0 Louisiana-Monroe 44, Georgia Southern 25 Memphis 59, East Carolina 41 Michigan State 24, Maryland 3 NC A&T 37, Norfolk State 20 NC Central 52, Edward Waters 12 North Alabama 41, Shorter 14 South Carolina 48, Mississippi 44 Southern Miss. 26, Marshall 24 Stetson 48, Morehead State 24 Syracuse 41, Wake Forest 24 Tennessee Tech 27, Murray St. 24 Texas St. 40, Georgia St. 31 VMI 20, Tusculum 11 Villanova 45, Richmond 21 Prairie View (3-5) at Jackson State (3-4), late Wofford (6-2) at Samford (4-4), late Georgia (7-1) at Kentucky (7-1), late Florida State (4-4) at NC State (5-2), late McNeese State (6-2) at SE La. (3-6), late Tulane (3-5) at South Florida (7-1), late La.-Lafayette (4-5) at Troy (6-2), late The Citadel (2-5) at W. Carolina (3-5), late Boston College (6-2) at Virginia Tech (4-3), late Missouri (4-4) at Florida (6-2), late Bethune-Cookman (4-5) at Morgan State (2-6), late Charlotte (4-4) at Tennessee (3-5), late E. Kentucky (4-4) at Austin Peay (4-4), late Appalachian State (5-2) at Coastal Carolina (5-3), late Duke (5-3) at Miami (5-3), late FAU (3-5) at FIU (6-2), late La. Tech (6-2) at Miss. State (5-3), late UTSA (3-5) at UAB (7-1), late Alabama (8-0) at LSU (7-1), lateMIDWESTE. Michigan 17, Cent. Michigan 7 Indiana St. 51, South Dakota 48, 3OT Iowa St. 27, Kansas 3 N. Iowa 26, Illinois St. 16 Ohio St. 36, Nebraska 31 SE Missouri 38, Tennessee St. 21 San Diego 27, Drake 10 W. Illinois 34, S. Illinois 31 Wisconsin 31, Rutgers 17 Mo. State (3-4) at S. Dakota State (4-3), late Navy (2-6) at Cincinnati (7-1), late Minnesota (4-4) at Illinois (3-5), late Youngstown State (3-5) at N. Dakota State (8-0), late Iowa (6-2) at Purdue (4-4), late Penn State (6-2) at Michigan (7-1), late Notre Dame (8-0) at Northwestern (5-3), lateSOUTHWESTArkansas St. 38, South Alabama 14 Baylor 35, Oklahoma St. 31 Nicholls 41, Houston Baptist 20 Northwestern State (3-5) at Abilene Christian (4-4), late Sam Houston State (5-3) at Incarnate Word (4-4), late Ala. A&M (4-4) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (1-7), late UTEP (0-8) at Rice (1-8), late Kansas State (3-5) at TCU (3-5), late West Virginia (6-1) at Texas (6-2), late Lamar (4-4) at Cent. Arkansas (5-3), late Houston (7-1) at SMU (3-5), late UConn (1-7) at Tulsa (1-7), late Oklahoma (7-1) at Texas Tech (5-3), lateFAR WESTE. Washington 48, N. Colorado 13 Weber St. 26, Sacramento St. 14 Wyoming 24, San Jose St. 9 Montana (4-4) at S. Utah (1-7), late Utah (6-2) at Arizona State (4-4), late Cal Poly (3-5) at Montana State (4-4), late Alcorn St. (7-2) at New Mexico St. (2-7), late N. Arizona (3-5) at UC Davis (7-1), late North Dakota (4-4) at Idaho (3-5), late Idaho State (5-3) at Portland State (4-4), late UCLA (2-6) at Oregon (5-3), late Stanford (5-3) at Washington (6-3), late Southern Cal (4-4) at Oregon State (2-6), late BYU (4-4) at Boise State (6-2), late San Diego State (6-2) at New Mexico (3-5), late Fresno State (7-1) at UNLV (2-6), late California (5-3) at Wash. State (7-1), late Utah State (7-1) at Hawaii (6-4), late ODDSPREGAME.COM LINENATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TodayFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG At Milwaukee 10 234 Sacramento At Brooklyn Off Off Philadelphia At Washington 6 228 New York At San Antonio 8 210 Orlando Memphis 3 210 At Phoenix At LA Lakers Off Off TorontoNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TodayFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE At Ottawa Off Tampa Bay Off At NY Rangers -114 Buffalo +104 At Anaheim -105 Columbus -105NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SundayFAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG At Minnesota 7 5 48 Detroit Kansas City 7 7 52 At Cleveland At Baltimore 2 2 47 Pittsburgh At Carolina 5 6 55 Tampa Bay At Miami 3 3 43 NY Jets At Washington 2 2 48 Atlanta Chicago 8 10 37 At Buffalo At Denver +1 1 45 Houston At Seattle 1 Pk 47 LA Chargers LA Rams Pk 2 57 At New Orlns At New England 7 5 56 Green BayMondayat Dallas 3 5 40 Tennessee Updated odds available at Pregame.comTRANSACTIONSBASEBALLAmerican LeagueTEXAS RANGERS Â„ Named Chris Woodward manager.National LeagueWASHINGTON NATIONALS Â„ Agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Rosenthal on a one-year contract.FOOTBALLNational Football LeagueARIZONA CARDINALS Â„ Released QB Sam Bradford. Placed OL John Wetzel on injured reserve. CHICAGO BEARS Â„ Placed OL Kyle Long on injured reserve. Signed RB Taquan Mizzell from the practice squad. DETROIT LIONS Â„ Activated WR Andy Jones from the PUP list. Waived CB CreÂVon LeBlanc. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Â„ Signed WR Chad Beebe. Waived OT Storm Norton.Canadian Football LeagueTORONTO ARGONAUTS Â„ Fired coach Marc Trestman.HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueLOS ANGELES KINGS Â„ Recalled Fs Michael Amadio and Matt Luff from Ontario (AHL). Assigned F Austin Wagner and D Sean Walker to Ontario. NEW JERSEY DEVILS Â„ Placed RW Stefan Noesen on injured reserve. Activated RW Drew Stafford from injured reserve.ECHLECHL Â„ Suspended IdahoÂs Kale Kessy three games and Â“ned him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 2 game at Toledo. Suspended WorcesterÂs Kyle McKenzie one game and Â“ned him an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 2 against Adirondack. Fined AllenÂs David Makowski an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 2 game against South Carolina. Fined Rapid CityÂs Michael Turner an undisclosed amount for his actions in a Nov. 2 game at Tulsa.PRO BASKETBALLNBAAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Toronto 8 1 .889 Â„ Boston 6 2 .750 1 Philadelphia 6 4 .600 2 Brooklyn 3 6 .333 5 New York 3 6 .333 5 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB Charlotte 4 5 .444 Â„ Miami 3 4 .429 Â„ Orlando 2 6 .250 1 Atlanta 2 6 .250 1 Washington 1 7 .125 2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB Milwaukee 7 1 .875 Â„ Indiana 6 3 .667 1 Detroit 4 4 .500 3 Chicago 2 7 .222 5 Cleveland 1 7 .125 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB San Antonio 5 2 .714 Â„ Memphis 5 2 .714 Â„ New Orleans 4 4 .500 1 Houston 2 5 .286 3 Dallas 2 7 .222 4 NORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB Denver 7 1 .875 Â„ Portland 6 2 .750 1 Utah 4 4 .500 3 Oklahoma City 4 4 .500 3 Minnesota 4 5 .444 3 PACIFIC DIVISION W L PCT GB Golden State 9 1 .900 Â„ Sacramento 6 3 .667 2 L.A. Clippers 5 4 .556 3 L.A. Lakers 3 5 .375 5 Phoenix 1 7 .125 7FridayÂs GamesL.A. Clippers 120, Orlando 95 Houston 119, Brooklyn 111 Indiana 107, Chicago 105 Oklahoma City 134, Washington 111 New York 118, Dallas 106 Memphis 110, Utah 100 Toronto 107, Phoenix 98 Golden State 116, Minnesota 99SaturdayÂs GamesPhiladelphia 109, Detroit 99 Boston at Indiana, late Cleveland at Charlotte, late Miami at Atlanta, late Houston at Chicago, late New Orleans at San Antonio, late Utah at Denver, late L.A. Lakers at Portland, lateTodayÂs GamesSacramento at Milwaukee, 3:30 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.MondayÂs GamesCleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 7 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.76ERS 109, PISTONS 99DETROIT (99) S.Johnson 1-7 0-0 2, GrifÂ“n 12-21 12-16 38, Drummond 3-8 2-5 8, R.Jackson 2-11 4-6 9, Brown 0-3 0-0 0, Leuer 3-5 0-2 6, Pachulia 3-4 3-4 9, Galloway 4-8 4-4 13, Calderon 1-4 0-0 2, I.Smith 3-10 1-2 8, Robinson III 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 33-83 28-41 99. PHILADELPHIA (109) Covington 2-5 0-0 5, Saric 2-6 0-0 5, Embiid 10-18 18-23 39, Simmons 2-4 5-6 9, Fultz 1-6 2-2 4, Muscala 3-10 6-6 14, Chandler 0-0 0-0 0, A.Johnson 1-3 4-4 6, Shamet 4-7 1-1 11, Redick 3-10 8-9 16. Totals 28-69 44-51 109. DETROIT 24 23 25 27 Â„ 99 PHILADELPHIA 30 39 16 24 Â„109 3-Point GoalsÂ„Detroit 5-30 (GrifÂ“n 2-7, Galloway 1-3, R.Jackson 1-6, I.Smith 1-6, Leuer 0-1, Drummond 0-1, Calderon 0-2, S.Johnson 0-4), Philadelphia 9-29 (Shamet 2-5, Redick 2-6, Muscala 2-8, Embiid 1-3, Covington 1-3, Saric 1-4). Fouled OutÂ„ None. ReboundsÂ„Detroit 44 (GrifÂ“n 13), Philadelphia 45 (Embiid 17). AssistsÂ„Detroit 16 (GrifÂ“n 6), Philadelphia 21 (Simmons 5). Total FoulsÂ„Detroit 32, Philadelphia 31. TechnicalsÂ„I.Smith, Drummond, Detroit coach Pistons (Delay of game), Embiid, Covington, Philadelphia coach 76ers (Defensive three second). AÂ„20,289 (20,478).PRO HOCKEYNHLAll times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Tampa Bay 12 8 3 1 17 42 34 Boston 12 7 3 2 16 37 29 Montreal 12 7 3 2 16 40 33 Toronto 13 8 5 0 16 43 39 Buffalo 14 7 5 2 16 42 41 Ottawa 13 5 6 2 12 42 55 Detroit 13 4 7 2 10 34 49 Florida 11 3 5 3 9 34 41 METROPOLITAN DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Pittsburgh 11 6 2 3 15 45 35 N.Y. Islanders 12 7 4 1 15 39 30 Columbus 12 7 5 0 14 43 44 Carolina 13 6 5 2 14 39 38 Washington 11 5 4 2 12 43 43 Philadelphia 13 6 7 0 12 40 50 New Jersey 10 5 4 1 11 34 32 N.Y. Rangers 13 5 7 1 11 35 43 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Nashville 13 10 3 0 20 46 30 Winnipeg 14 8 5 1 17 41 38 Colorado 14 7 4 3 17 52 40 Minnesota 12 7 3 2 16 35 35 Chicago 14 6 5 3 15 43 51 Dallas 12 7 5 0 14 36 31 St. Louis 11 4 4 3 11 41 42 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OT PTS GF GA Vancouver 15 9 6 0 18 47 50 Calgary 14 8 5 1 17 47 47 Edmonton 12 7 4 1 15 36 34 San Jose 13 6 4 3 15 42 40 Arizona 12 7 5 0 14 35 24 Anaheim 14 5 6 3 13 34 40 Vegas 13 5 7 1 11 30 39 Los Angeles 12 3 8 1 7 24 44 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 GamesFlorida 4, Winnipeg 2 Vancouver 7, Colorado 6, OT Arizona 4, Carolina 3, OTSaturdayÂs GamesBuffalo 9, Ottawa 2 Edmonton at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Montreal, late New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, late Toronto at Pittsburgh, late Dallas at Washington, late Minnesota at St. Louis, late Boston at Nashville, late Chicago at Calgary, late Carolina at Vegas, late Columbus at Los Angeles, late Philadelphia at San Jose, lateTodayÂs GamesBuffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 9 p.m.MondayÂs GamesNew Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 9 p.m.SABRES 9, SENATORS 2OTTAWA 0 1 1 Â„2 BUFFALO 3 4 2 Â„9 First PeriodÂ„1, Buffalo, Okposo 4 (Nelson, Sobotka), 5:04. 2, Buffalo, Skinner 8 (Pominville, Eichel), 6:28. 3, Buffalo, Pominville 7 (Skinner, Eichel), 14:25. PenaltiesÂ„Sobotka, BUF, (holding), 18:13. Second PeriodÂ„4, Buffalo, Skinner 9 (Reinhart, Mittelstadt), 5:06 (pp). 5, Buffalo, Girgensons 1 (Berglund, Larsson), 5:19. 6, Ottawa, McCormick 1 (Boedker), 6:37. 7, Buffalo, Pominville 8 (Eichel, Dahlin), 7:06. 8, Buffalo, Sheary 4 (Reinhart), 7:48. PenaltiesÂ„Jaros, OTT, (tripping), 3:21; Dzingel, OTT, (tripping), 12:35. Third PeriodÂ„9, Buffalo, Berglund 2 (Girgensons, Ristolainen), 5:41. 10, Buffalo, Mittelstadt 2 (Scandella, Sheary), 13:13. 11, Ottawa, Ceci 1 (Stone, Chabot), 14:14. PenaltiesÂ„Dzingel, OTT, (slashing), 3:11; McCabe, BUF, (slashing), 17:42; White, OTT, (roughing), 17:42. Shots on GoalÂ„Ottawa 8-9-12Â„29. Buffalo 13-21-7Â„41. Power -play opportunitiesÂ„Ottawa 0 of 1; Buffalo 1 of 3. GoaliesÂ„Ottawa, McKenna 0-0-0 (31 shots-25 saves), Anderson 5-4-2 (10-7). Buffalo, Ullmark 3-0-1 (29-27). AÂ„17,881 (19,070). TÂ„2:27. RefereesÂ„Tom Chmielewski, Jean Hebert. LinesmenÂ„Scott Driscoll, Bryan Pancich.AHLAll times EasternEASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Charlotte 10 9 1 0 0 18 39 23 SpringÂ“eld 9 7 0 0 2 16 41 22 WB/Scranton 9 6 2 0 1 13 32 24 Lehigh Valley 10 5 3 1 1 12 40 38 Hershey 12 5 6 0 1 11 29 37 Hartford 12 4 7 1 0 9 37 49 Bridgeport 10 4 5 1 0 9 28 38 Providence 10 3 6 1 0 7 33 35 NORTH DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Rochester 11 7 3 1 0 15 41 34 Cleveland 11 7 3 1 0 15 36 32 Utica 12 5 6 1 0 11 34 42 Binghamton 11 5 5 1 0 11 30 40 Belleville 11 5 6 0 0 10 34 32 Toronto 10 4 4 0 2 10 41 43 Laval 12 4 7 1 0 9 27 31 Syracuse 8 3 5 0 0 6 23 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA Milwaukee 12 8 1 3 0 19 42 32 Chicago 10 6 3 0 1 13 41 31 Manitoba 10 6 4 0 0 12 26 33 Iowa 8 6 2 0 0 12 36 21 Rockford 10 5 3 1 1 12 31 29 Texas 10 4 4 1 1 10 33 37 Grand Rapids 9 3 5 0 1 7 24 33 San Antonio 11 2 9 0 0 4 20 34 PACIFIC DIVISION GP W L OL SOL PTS GF GA San Jose 10 8 1 0 1 17 38 19 Tucson 9 6 2 0 1 13 34 29 Colorado 9 5 2 2 0 12 28 29 Stockton 9 4 4 1 0 9 31 46 San Diego 7 3 2 1 1 8 28 29 Ontario 9 2 4 2 1 7 35 47 BakersÂ“eld 7 3 4 0 0 6 28 212 points for win, 1 point for OT/shootout lossFridayÂs GamesSyracuse 5, Belleville 4 Iowa 3, Grand Rapids 2, SO Cleveland 7, Toronto 6, SO Charlotte 4, Providence 3 Hershey 4, Rochester 2 SpringÂ“eld 3, Bridgeport 2 Binghamton 4, Lehigh Valley 3, OT WB/Scranton 5, Hartford 3 Utica 3, Laval 1 Manitoba 5, Chicago 4 Rockford 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Colorado 3, Tucson 2 San Jose 3, San Antonio 1SaturdayÂs GamesLaval 2, Utica 1, OT Providence at Charlotte, late Chicago at Manitoba, late Iowa at Rockford, late SpringÂ“eld at Bridgeport, late Rochester at Hershey, late Belleville at Syracuse, late Milwaukee at Grand Rapids, late Binghamton at Lehigh Valley, late Hartford at WB/Scranton, late San Diego at Ontario, late San Antonio at Stockton, late Tucson at Colorado, late Texas at BakersÂ“eld, lateAUTO RACINGNASCAR MONSTER ENERGY CUPAAA TEXAS 500FridayÂs qualifying for SundayÂs race at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas(Car number in parentheses)1. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200.505 mph 2. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 200.230 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 199.941 4. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford, 199.778 5. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 199.527 6. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 199.255 7. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford, 199.225 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 199.086 9. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet, 199.071 10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 198.705 11. (21) Paul Menard, Ford, 197.954 12. (20) Erik Jones, Toyota, 197.853 13. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 197.962 14. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 197.925 15. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 197.715 16. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 197.686 17. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 197.592 18. (88) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 197.542 19. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 197.397 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 197.383 21. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 197.087 22. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 196.815 23. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 196.728 24. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 196.514 25. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 196.007 26. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 195.327 27. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 195.221 28. (95) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 194.749 29. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford, 194.475 30. (43) Bubba Wallace, Chevrolet, 194.398 31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 192.404 32. (00) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 191.843 33. (15) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 191.299 34. (96) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 191.110 35. (23) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 190.268 36. (99) Kyle Weatherman, Chevrolet, 189.221 37. (72) Corey LaJoie, Chevrolet, 188.824 38. (7) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 187.598 39. (51) Joey Gase, Ford, 183.076 40. (97) David Starr, Toyota, 181.305 Failed to qualify 41. (66) Timmy Hill, Toyota, 0.000NASCAR XFINITYOÂREILLY AUTO PARTS 300Qualifying and race results were not available at press timeGOLFPGA TOURSHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas; Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,255; Par: 71 (35-36) SECOND ROUND Peter Uihlein 63-66Â„129 Robert Streb 65-66Â„131 Whee Kim 66-65Â„131 Abraham Ancer 66-66Â„132 Harold Varner III 65-67Â„132 Bryson DeChambeau 66-66Â„132 Kevin Tway 67-66Â„133 Cameron Champ 69-65Â„134 Jordan Spieth 66-68Â„134 Danny Lee 68-66Â„134 Rickie Fowler 68-67Â„135 Chris Kirk 69-66Â„135 Martin Laird 67-68Â„135 Hudson Swafford 68-67Â„135 Richy Werenski 70-66Â„136 Peter Malnati 70-66Â„136 Gary Woodland 69-67Â„136 Jhonattan Vegas 71-65Â„136 Scott Stallings 67-69Â„136 Denny McCarthy 71-65Â„136 Seth Reeves 64-72Â„136 Harris English 71-65Â„136 D.J. Trahan 68-68Â„136 Brandon Harkins 70-66Â„136 Patrick Cantlay 69-67Â„136 Chesson Hadley 69-67Â„136 Si Woo Kim 66-70Â„136 J.J. Spaun 67-69Â„136 Ryan Palmer 71-65Â„136 Jos de Jess Rodrguez 67-69Â„136 Graeme McDowell 70-67Â„137 Vaughn Taylor 68-69Â„137 Kevin Streelman 70-67Â„137 Sam Ryder 66-71Â„137 Patrick Rodgers 69-68Â„137 Joaquin Niemann 69-68Â„137 Troy Merritt 72-65Â„137 Webb Simpson 68-69Â„137 Matt Kuchar 68-69Â„137 Tony Finau 69-68Â„137 Sungjae Im 72-65Â„137 George Cunningham 70-67Â„137 Lucas Glover 67-70Â„137 Davis Love III 70-67Â„137 Scott Piercy 69-68Â„137 Beau Hossler 69-68Â„137 Anders Albertson 72-65Â„137 Roberto Castro 70-67Â„137 James Hahn 68-70Â„138 Nick Watney 70-68Â„138 Ryan Moore 73-65Â„138 Joel Dahmen 71-67Â„138 Bud Cauley 72-66Â„138 Kramer Hickok 66-72Â„138 Jason Kokrak 71-67Â„138 Chris Stroud 69-69Â„138 Wes Roach 71-67Â„138 Sebastin Muoz 66-72Â„138 Roberto Daz 69-69Â„138 Cameron Davis 70-68Â„138 Matt Jones 68-71Â„139 Nick Taylor 72-67Â„139 Kelly Kraft 70-69Â„139 Ryan Blaum 69-70Â„139 Wyndham Clark 67-72Â„139 John Senden 69-70Â„139 Dominic Bozzelli 70-69Â„139 Alex Prugh 68-71Â„139 Aaron Wise 72-67Â„139 Brian Gay 74-65Â„139 Satoshi Kodaira 71-68Â„139 Rod Pampling 69-70Â„139 Ollie Schniederjans 69-70Â„139 Kyle Jones 71-68Â„139 MISSED THE CUT Mackenzie Hughes 71-69Â„140 J.T. Poston 69-71Â„140 Sung Kang 69-71Â„140 Adam Schenk 73-67Â„140 Dylan Meyer 73-67Â„140 Josh Teater 70-70Â„140 Curtis Luck 70-70Â„140 Steve Marino 70-70Â„140 Anirban Lahiri 70-70Â„140 Scott Brown 69-71Â„140 Doug Ghim 72-68Â„140 Scott Langley 70-71Â„141 Russell Henley 75-66Â„141 Jason Dufner 68-73Â„141 Kristoffer Ventura 72-69Â„141 Adam Svensson 71-70Â„141 Roger Sloan 73-68Â„141 Shawn Stefani 73-68Â„141 Wesley Bryan 72-69Â„141 Cody Gribble 71-70Â„141 Sangmoon Bae 73-68Â„141 Kevin Dougherty 68-73Â„141 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 71-70Â„141 Michael Kim 70-72Â„142 Brice Garnett 72-70Â„142 Chase Wright 70-72Â„142 Max Homa 71-71Â„142 Stephan Jaeger 72-70Â„142 Brandon Hagy 70-72Â„142 Kevin Stadler 71-72Â„143 Kevin Na 69-74Â„143 Brendan Steele 72-71Â„143 Bronson Burgoon 72-71Â„143 Rob Oppenheim 73-70Â„143 Corey Conners 74-69Â„143 Alex Cejka 72-71Â„143 Austin Cook 71-72Â„143 Jim Furyk 71-72Â„143 Freddie Jacobson 73-70Â„143 Martin Trainer 72-71Â„143 Jonas Blixt 71-73Â„144 John Chin 73-71Â„144 Cole Nygren 76-68Â„144 Carlos Ortiz 75-69Â„144 Nick Hardy 75-69Â„144 Shintaro Ban 76-68Â„144 Trey Mullinax 74-71Â„145 Hunter Mahan 73-72Â„145 John Huh 74-72Â„146 Brian Stuard 76-70Â„146 Grayson Murray 73-73Â„146 Rory Sabbatini 70-77Â„147 Sam Burns 76-71Â„147 Kenny Perry 73-74Â„147 Tom Hoge 74-74Â„148 Seamus Power 75-75Â„150 Tyler Duncan 73-80Â„153 Preston Otte 85-79Â„164EUROPEAN TOURTURKISH AIRLINES OPENSaturdayÂs leaders at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort, Antalya, Turkey. Purse: $7 million. Yardage: 7,159; Par: 71 (34-37) THIRD ROUND Haotong Li, China 66-67-63Â„196 Alexander Levy, France 67-66-66Â„199 Justin Rose, England 65-65-69Â„199 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 65-67-68Â„200 Danny Willett, England 67-65-69Â„201 Sam HorsÂ“eld, England 66-67-68Â„201 Thomas Aiken, South Africa 71-65-66Â„202 Tommy Fleetwood, England 68-66-68Â„202 Tom Lewis, England 69-63-71Â„203 Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand 66-70-67Â„203 Lucas Bjerregaad, Denmark 70-67-66Â„203 Jason Scrivener, Australia 67-67-70Â„204 Adrian Otaegui, Spain 68-65-71Â„204 Martin Kaymer, Germany 66-69-69Â„204 Darren Fichardt, South Africa 68-68-68Â„204 Paul Dunne, Ireland 64-71-69Â„204 Thomas Detry, Belgium 66-70-68Â„204 ALSO Julian Suri, United States 67-68-70Â„205 Padraig Harrington, Ireland 65-70-71Â„206LPGA TOURTOTO JAPAN CLASSICSaturdayÂs leaders at Seta Golf Course, Shiga, Japan. Purse: $1.5 million; Yardage: 6,659; Par: 72 (36-36) SECOND ROUND Minjee Lee 67-64Â„131 Sakura Koiwai 68-66Â„134 Jiyai Shin 66-69Â„135 Nasa Hataoka 66-69Â„135 Jae-Eun Chung 71-65Â„136 Hee-Kyung Bae 69-67Â„136 Momoko Ueda 69-67Â„136 Carlota Ciganda 68-68Â„136 Saki Nagamine 68-68Â„136 In-Kyung Kim 66-70Â„136 Amy Yang 70-67Â„137 Ji-Hee Lee 69-68Â„137 Jennifer Song 71-67Â„138 Charley Hull 69-69Â„138 Lexi Thompson 69-69Â„138 Teresa Lu 68-70Â„138 So Yeon Ryu 65-73Â„138 Nelly Korda 70-69Â„139 Mo Martin 69-70Â„139 Lizette Salas 68-71Â„139 Jin Young Ko 68-71Â„139 Pernilla Lindberg 71-69Â„140 Shanshan Feng 69-71Â„140 Mami Fukuda 69-71Â„140 Chae-Young Yoon 74-67Â„141 Mamiko Higa 73-68Â„141 Ah-Reum Hwang 72-69Â„141 Yu Liu 72-69Â„141 Megan Khang 71-70Â„141 Angela Stanford 71-70Â„141 Shoko Sasaki 70-71Â„141 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-71Â„141 Hina Arakaki 69-72Â„141 Brooke M. Henderson 69-72Â„141 Angel Yin 68-73Â„141 Sei Young Kim 67-74Â„141 Lindy Duncan 73-69Â„142 Anna Nordqvist 72-70Â„142 Miki Sakai 71-71Â„142 Marina Alex 71-71Â„142 In Gee Chun 71-71Â„142 Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu 71-71Â„142 Eri Okay ama 71-71Â„142 Serena Aoki 70-72Â„142 Jacqui Concolino 70-72Â„142 Danielle Kang 69-73Â„142 Jenny Shin 68-74Â„142 Ai Suzuki 73-70Â„143 Rei Matsuda 72-71Â„143 Phoebe Yao 72-71Â„143 Rumi Yoshiba 71-72Â„143 Mi-Jeong Jeon 71-72Â„143 Sandra Gal 71-72Â„143 Eun-Hee Ji 71-72Â„143 Hyo Joo Kim 71-72Â„143 Caroline Masson 70-73Â„143 Sun-Ju Ahn 70-73Â„143 Brittany Altomare 75-69Â„144 Azahara Munoz 74-70Â„144 Asako Fujimoto 72-72Â„144 Sarah Jane Smith 72-72Â„144 Minami Katsu 72-72Â„144 Kana Nagai 69-75Â„144 Chie Arimura 74-71Â„145 Wei-Ling Hsu 73-72Â„145 Thidapa Suwannapura 73-72Â„145 Erika Kikuchi 71-74Â„145 Annie Park 71-74Â„145 Min-Young Lee 73-73Â„146 Emma Talley 72-74Â„146 Kaori Ohe 69-77Â„146 Lala Anai 74-73Â„147 Lydia Ko 73-74Â„147 Misuzu Narita 72-75Â„147 Hiroko Azuma 74-74Â„148 Mayu Hamada 73-75Â„148 Ryann OÂToole 72-76Â„148 Pornanong Phatlum 77-75Â„152COLLEGE BASKETBALLMENÂS BASKETBALL THE AP TOP 25 POLLThe top 25 teams in The Associated PressÂ preseason 2018-19 menÂs college basketball poll, with Â“rst-place votes in parentheses, Â“nal 2016-17 records, total points based on 25 points for a Â“rst-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last yearÂs Â“nal ranking: RECORD PTS. LYR 1. Kansas (37) 31-8 1,581 4 2. Kentucky (19) 26-11 1,529 18 3. Gonzaga (1) 32-5 1,461 8 4. Duke (4) 29-8 1,452 9 5. Virginia (2) 31-3 1,286 1 6. Tennessee (1) 26-9 1,268 13 7. Nevada 29-8 1,230 24 8. North Carolina 26-11 1,221 10 9. Villanova (1) 36-4 1,085 2 10. Michigan State 30-5 1,024 5 11. Auburn 26-8 974 19 12. Kansas State 25-12 922 Â„ 13. West Virginia 26-11 678 15 14. Oregon 23-13 638 Â„ 15. Virginia Tech 21-12 630 Â„ 16. Syracuse 23-14 620 Â„ 17. Florida State 23-12 530 Â„ 18. Mississippi State 25-12 451 Â„ 19. Michigan 33-8 437 7 20. Texas Christian 21-12 311 Â„ 21. UCLA 21-12 297 Â„ 22. Clemson 25-10 268 20 23. Louisiana State 18-15 187 Â„ 24. Purdue 30-7 170 11 25. Washington 21-13 165 Â„ Others receiving votes: Loyola of Chicago 162, Marquette 124, Indiana 98, Florida 71, Nebraska 35, Maryland 28, Wisconsin 24, Notre Dame 22, Cincinnati 21, UCF 15, Alabama 15, Arizona 14, Buffalo 14, Louisville 11, Miami 10, San Diego State 9, Texas Tech 6, Southern Cal 6, Butler 6, Texas 5, St. JohnÂs 3, Arizona State 3, Providence 2, Xavier 2, Davidson 1, Missouri 1, Marshall 1, NC State 1.THE AP TOP 25 MENÂS SCHEDULEAll times EasternTuesdayNo. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Michigan State at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, 7 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 4 Duke at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, 9:30 p.m. No. 3 Gonzaga vs. Idaho State, 9 p.m. No. 5 Virginia vs. Towson, 7 p.m. No. 6 Tennessee vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m. No. 7 Nevada vs. BYU, 11 p.m.
Page 6 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018By JOEY KNIGHTTAMPA BAY TIMESTAMPA Â„ A collection of casualties and injuries forced USF to piece together a starting lineup on an otherwise glorious afternoon Saturday. But the BullsÂ most signiÂ“cant ailments call for far more than a Band-Aid Â“x. Its performance Â„ or lack thereof Â„ against sub-.500 foe Tulane made that vivid. On a day bereft of humidity, the Bulls (7-2, 3-2) seemed mostly absent as well. Besieged again by porous run defense, predictable offensive play selection and overall lethargy, the Bulls let the Green Wave score 34 unanswered points in a 41-15 defeat. Throw in last weekendÂs 57-36 loss at Houston, and the Bulls have surrendered 98 total points in their last two games, a program record for back-to-back contests. SaturdayÂs loss, for all practical (if not mathematical) intents, eliminated USF from contention in the American Athletic ConferenceÂs East Division, and ruined any remote aspiration for a New YearÂs Six bowl appearance. The only thing the Bulls clinched was another appearance in a low-tier December bowl game. USF played without starting middle linebacker Nico Sawtelle (shoulder), tight end Mitch Wilcox (ankle), defensive tackle Kevin Kegler (unspeciÂ“ed) and safety Mekhi LaPointe (unspeciÂ“ed). Top tackler Khalid McGee also was held out, presumably for shoving an assistant coach on the sideline in last weekÂs loss at Houston. The announced Raymond James Stadium crowd of 31,388, a hearty chunk of which left early in the third quarter, was to left to speculate about how many of the other Bulls showed up. Tulane (4-5, 2-3), which has lost to the likes of UAB, Wake Forest and SMU, gashed the Bulls for 364 rushing yards, becoming the Â“fth USF opponent this season to collect 220 or more yards on the ground. Green Wave backs Corey Dauphine and Darius Bradwell Â“nished with 120 and 134, respectively, both single-handedly out-rushing USF (94). And seven days after repeatedly getting torched by the deep ball at Houston, the Bulls again proved susceptible against a team that Â“nished with 61 passing yards. The breakdown occurred when left-hander Justin McMillan scrambled from a collapsed pocket and Â”ung a downÂ“eld 50-50 ball to Darnell Mooney, who caught it over safety Nick Roberts for a 39-yard gain at USFÂs 3. That set up a Green Wave Â“eld goal. Less than Â“ve minutes later, Bulls freshman Johnny Ford mishandled a punt and fumbled, setting up DauphineÂs 21-yard scoring run two plays later that gave the Green Wave a 24-3 lead. Dauphine had 110 yards and two touchdowns on only 12 carries at halftime, nearly out-gaining the Bulls (126) by himself to that point. Unable to develop any sort of rhythm, USF went 0-for-6 on third down in the Â“rst half. Then, the mediocrity gave way to madcap. On the BullsÂ second offensive possession of the second half, veteran receiver Darnell Salomon hauled in a downÂ“eld pass from Blake Barnett, but had it knocked loose by safety Tirise Barge. P.J. Hall scooped it up and returned it 17 yards to the Bulls 45. On the next Bulls possession, a Barnett throw intended for Salomon was deÂ”ected and picked by linebacker Zachery Harris. The next play, Bradwell scored on a 73-yard run after the second, giving Tulane a 34-3 lead. By that point, it was all academic. Speaking of academics, USF still has that preeminent status and membership in the revered Phi Beta Kappa national honor society about which to gloat. Today, its football team certainly is nothing to brag about. Contact Joey Knight at email@example.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls.USF falters against another conference foe TAMPA BAY TIMESThe look says it all for these USF players, as Tulane dominates from the start Saturday. By PETE IACOBELLIAP SPORTS WRITERCLEMSON, S.C. Â„ Travis Etienne rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and 350-pound defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence add a 2-yard TD burst as No. 2 Clemson buried Louisville 77-16 on Saturday. The Tigers (6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 2 CFP) improved to 9-0 for the third time in four seasons and can wrap up their fourth ACC Atlantic Division title next week at Boston College. Trevor Lawrence threw a pair of early touchdowns for Clemson. Etienne went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark and scored his ACC-leading 15th touchdown. Tavien Feaster added 101 yards rushing for the Tigers. Freshman Lyn-J Dixon ran for 116 yards, the second time this season Clemson has had three runners with 100 or more yards. They Â“nished with a season high 492 yards rushing. Etienne and Feaster put Clemson up 14-0 less than three minutes into the game and the Tigers never let up on Louisville (2-7, 0-6). Linebacker Isaiah Simmons had a pick-six, the Tigers collected Â“ve sacks, coach Dabo SwinneyÂs eldest son Will caught a TD pass and even ÂBig Dex,ÂŽ a junior defensive tackle projected as a canÂt-miss, NFL Â“rst rounder got in on the fun in the TigersÂ ÂFridge Package.ÂŽ A week ago, Dexter Lawrence led the way for fellow lineman Christian Wilkins to score as a tailback. This time, Trevor Lawrence handed off to Dexter Lawrence as the upback who then bulled his way across the goal. ClemsonÂs players erupted with joy with Wilkins hoisting the massive Lawrence into the air. Etienne got the Tigers off to a fast start with a 10-yard scoring run just 75 seconds in and Feaster followed with a 70-yard TD run on the Â“rst play of ClemsonÂs next series. Louisville never had a chance after that. It lost its sixth straight game, its longest losing streak since dropping 10 in a row between the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Clemson is on a major roll the past month, outscoring its past four opponents 240-36. The wins included turning an undefeated showdown with North Carolina State into a 41-7 rout two weeks ago before scoring the most points ever by an opponent at Florida StateÂs Doak S. Campbell Stadium in a 59-10 win.THE TAKEAWAYLouisville: The Cardinals look like theyÂre playing out the string under coach Bobby Petrino and have a difÂ“cult Â“nishing stretch with games at Syracuse, and home contests with North Carolina State and Kentucky left. Clemson: The Tigers should Â“nally face their Â“rst real test since rallying past Syracuse 27-23 back in September when they play at Boston College. A difÂ“cult road game could certainly challenge the poise of a young quarterback like Trevor Lawrence.VERY SNAPPYClemson left tackle Mitch Hyatt set a program record in the second quarter when he played his 3,362 snap for the Tigers. He surpassed former Clemson center Dalton Freeman, who played 3,361 snaps from 2009-12.UP NEXTLouisville wraps up its away schedule at Syracuse next Saturday night. Clemson plays its Â“nal regular-season road game at Boston College on Saturday.No. 2 Clemson keeps rolling with 77-16 win over Louisville AP PHOTOClemsonÂs Isaiah Simmons celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. By STEVE MEGARGEEAP SPORTS WRITERLEXINGTON, Ky. Â„ DÂAndre Swift ran for a career-high 156 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries against KentuckyÂs vaunted defense and No. 6 Georgia beat the No. 11 Wildcats 34-17 on Saturday to wrap up its second straight Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title. Swift had an 83-yard breakaway in the third quarter that gave Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 6 College Football Playoff) a 28-3 lead. He also had a nifty 20-yard scoring run in the second period when the game was close. Elijah HolyÂ“eld ran for a career-high 115 yards on 18 carries, scoring on a 4-yarder in the third quarter. Georgia rushed for a season-high 331 yards to earn a spot in the SEC championship game Dec. 1 in Atlanta. ÂItÂs huge,ÂŽ Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. ÂItÂs not been easy. ItÂs never easy. People I think sometimes get spoiled when you win. These are good programs. These are good teams. Give our kids a lot of credit because their backs were against the wall kind of two weeks in a row and they came out Â“ghting. They came out scratching and clawing.ÂŽ Kentucky (7-2, 5-2, No. 9 CFP) has never reached the SEC championship game, which has been played every year since 1992. ÂThey beat us in all phases,ÂŽ Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said. ÂThey really played a good football game. ThereÂs many things we will take from this. WeÂll learn an awful lot.ÂŽ Kentucky entered the weekend with the nationÂs top scoring defense and hadnÂt allowed anyone to exceed 20 points all year, but it couldnÂt slow down GeorgiaÂs tandem of Swift and HolyÂ“eld. Before SaturdayÂs game, the only player to rush for as many as 75 yards against Kentucky was Texas A&MÂs Trayveon Williams, who ran for 138 yards in a 2014 overtime victory over the Wildcats. Swift and HolyÂ“eld were both over the 100-yard mark by the end of the third quarter. Kentucky dominated time of possession through the first 1 1/2 quarters, but still trailed 7-3. ThatÂs when Swift started to give the Bulldogs some breathing room. With Georgia facing second-and-17, Swift made a move around a defender at the line of scrimmage, made another move between two Wildcats about five yards downfield and shed a tackle inside the 5 to complete a remarkable 20-yard touchdown run. SwiftÂs touchdown gave Georgia a 14-3 late in the second quarter. Georgia fumbled away a scoring opportunity late in the first half but got the ball to open the second half and extended the lead to 21-3 on HolyfieldÂs touchdown. On GeorgiaÂs next series, Smith raced through a big hole on the left side of the line and didnÂt appear to get touched on his 87-yard sprint to the end zone. Before that play, Kentucky hadnÂt allowed a run from scrimmage longer than 34 yards all season.No. 6 Georgia tops No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch SEC East COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 6 Georgia 34, No. 11 Kentucky 17 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 2 Clemson 77, Louisville 16 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Tulane 41, USF 15
The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 www.yoursun.com SP Page 7By JOHN ZENORAP SPORTS WRITERAUBURN, Ala. Â„ Seth Williams caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham with 1:41 left and Auburn rallied to beat No. 25 Texas A&M 28-24 on Saturday. The Tigers (6-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) sputtered early on offense but Â“nished with a 14-point outburst over the Â“nal 5:14 and the defense came up with big stops. Stidham delivered big on both Â“nal drives. Kellen Mond and the Aggies (5-4, 3-3) pushed the ball into Auburn territory on their Â“nal drive, converting a fourth-and-5. Then a holding call pushed them back across midÂ“eld and MondÂs desperation pass into the end zone was incomplete. OfÂ“cials put one second back on the clock but Mond was sacked by Nick Coe on the Â“nal play. The Tigers, who had plummeted from a No. 8 ranking, had trailed 24-14 before staging the rally. Stidham started the Â“nal drive with a 47-yard pass to Ryan Davis, who spun away from defenders and raced downÂ“eld. Then came WilliamsÂ second touchdown catch in the back left corner of the end zone. Auburn had gotten new life with an interception by Noah Igbinoghene. Stidham led the Tigers down the Â“eld and completed two straight sideline passes to Darius Slayton to set up Chandler CoxÂs 1-yard touchdown run, making it 24-21. The defense held again and Christian Tutt returned a punt to the 42. Stidham completed 18 of 29 passes for 239 yards. Darius Slayton had eight catches for 107 yards. Auburn won despite running for just 19 yards on 21 carries. It was the fewest since gaining 18 against Mississippi State in 2000. Trayveon Williams ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns for Texas A&M. He caught Â“ve passes for 75 yards and a third score.THE TAKEAWAYTexas A&M: DidnÂt complete a pass until the Â“nal play of the Â“rst quarter, with Auburn unable to stop the run. Dropped its second straight game. Auburn: Fought back to avoid a tough loss. The TigersÂ running game still isnÂt producing, netting minus 14 yards in the Â“rst quarter. Will need to beat either No. 6 Georgia or top-ranked Alabama for a winning regular-season record.UP NEXTAuburn visits No. 6 Georgia after upsetting the Bulldogs last season before losing to them in the SEC championship game. Texas A&M hosts Mississippi to start a closing three-game home stand.Stidham-to-Williams lifts Auburn past Texas A&M AP PHOTOAuburn tight end Sal Cannella (80) makes a catch for a touchdown against Texas A&M during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Auburn, Ala. By MITCH STACYAP SPORTS WRITERCOLUMBUS, Ohio Â„ J.K. Dobbins ran for three touchdowns and Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for two more as No. 8 Ohio State rallied in the second half and held off Nebraska 36-31 Saturday. After Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to JD Spielman to pull within Â“ve with 3 minutes left, Dobbins pounded away for two Â“rst downs to run out the clock. Before the late Nebraska score, Dobbins broke through the right side and romped for a 42yard touchdown with 5 minutes left to give Ohio State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) breathing room. The Buckeyes much-maligned running game and defense Â“nally showed up in the second half. Dobbins rushed for a season-high 163 yards Â„ only his second 100yard game this season. Running back Mike Weber added 91 yards on the ground. Down 21-16 at half after the Cornhuskers (2-7, 1-5) turned two Ohio State fumbles into touchdown drives, the Buckeyes forced Â“ve straight punts and held Nebraska to a Â“eld goal when a drive stalled at the 1. Dobbins broke off his run between the center and right guard to cap the next series. Haskins fumbled twice and didnÂt look sharp at times but nevertheless threw for 231 yards, with a long touchdown pass to Johnnie Dixon and a shovel pass that Parris Campbell turned into a score. He also threw an interception. Nebraska freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez bested Haskins, who was in the Heisman Trophy conversation a month ago. Martinez threw for 266 yards and touchdown and rushed for two more. THE TAKEAWAYNebraska: The Huskers are a different team than the one that got out to an 0-6 start, with Martinez and running back Devine Ozigbo pushing Ohio State hard. Martinez continues to improve. Ohio State: The Buckeyes managed to break out after struggling in recent games, particularly in the 40-29 upset loss at Purdue on Oct. 20. UP NEXT:Nebraska: hosts Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 10. Ohio State: visits Michigan State on Nov. 10.No. 8 Ohio State rallies to beat Nebraska 36-31 AP PHOTOOhio State defensive back Jordan Fuller tackles Nebraska tight end Kurt Rafdal during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Fuller was ejected from the game for a targeting penalty on the play. the exits. Lock and Missouri also torched Florida last year, winning 45-16 just days after the team parted ways with coach Jim McElwain. The Gators went into that one with an array of emotions. They had no excuses this time around. But Florida, which was eliminated from the SEC East race with a 36-17 loss against Georgia last week, came out Â”at and didnÂt Â“nd a spark until it was too late. Lock had a lot to do with the lopsided affair, showing why heÂs considered a top NFL talent. His 41-yard throw to Hall down the sideline was perfect, setting up a touchdown run in which Lock held the defensive end before pitching the ball. And his TD throw to Okwuegbunam came after a pre-snap read and adjustment. Lock got plenty of help from his experienced offensive line and running backs. Damarea Crockett ran for 114 yards and a touchdown, and Larry Roundtree added 72 yards and a score. Roundtree scored three times against the Gators in 2017. Lock completed 15 of 20 passes for 228 yards and three TDs in that one. He hadnÂt been nearly as good against the SEC this season, completing 50 percent of his passes for 732 yards, with one touchdown and Â“ve interceptions, against Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Kentucky.THE TAKEAWAYMissouri: The Tigers beat Florida for the fourth time in the last six meetings, including twice on homecoming. All six have been blowouts, with FloridaÂs 21-3 victory in 2015 being the closest contest. Florida: The Gators opened a three-game homestand with a dud and looked lost on both sides of the ball, ending with the worst loss in Dan MullenÂs Â“rst year. POLL IMPLICATIONSFlorida could drop out of the Top 25 poll after backto-back lopsided losses to Georgia and Missouri.KEY INJURIESMizzou ruled out Okwuegbunam after halftime because of a bruised right shoulder. The Tigers also ruled out backup running back Tyler Badie because of a sprained right foot. ... Florida receiver Freddie Swain was helped off the Â“eld at halftime but returned after the break.UP NEXTMissouri: Hosts Vanderbilt with a chance to become bowl eligible. Florida: Continues a three-game homestand against South Carolina.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOFlorida head coach Dan Mullen, right, reacts on the sideline during the Â“rst half of SaturdayÂs game. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Auburn 28, No. 25 Texas A&M 24 COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 8 Ohio State 36, Nebraska 31freshman Â“nished with only 42 yards. Gallaspy ran 21 times for a career-high 106 yards. The return of right tackle Justin Witt, who also missed the Syracuse loss, helped, too. Quarterback Ryan Finley completed 21 of 27 passes for 240 yards with three touchdowns and was not sacked. FSU entered the game ranked in the top 20 nationally in sacks but couldnÂt get to Finley. An 8-yard touchdown pass from Finley to receiver Kelvin Harmon gave the Wolfpack a 17-0 lead at 11:33 in the second quarter. There were still holes in the Wolfpack secondary. N.C. State, which entered the game at No. 126 in the country in pass defense, gave up two 75-yard scoring drives to FSU in the Â“rst half. Sophomore quarterback James Blackman, in his Â“rst start of the season, connected with receiver Tamorrion Terry on a 35-yard pass to cut N.C. StateÂs lead to 17-7. Blackman also hit running back Cam Akers right before the half on an 8-yard touchdown to cut N.C. StateÂs lead to 27-14. Blackman Â“nished with 421 yards and four touchdowns but it wasnÂt enough to offset FSUÂs problems on defense and with penalties.FSUFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOFlorida State head coach Willie Taggart directs his players during the Â“rst half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.
Page 8 SP www.yoursun.com The Sun | Sunday, November 4, 2018 TODAY / TONIGHTA shower and t-storm around Rather cloudy and humidHIGH 86 LOW 7170% chance of rain 25% chance of rainWarm with a blend of sun and clouds87 / 7020% chance of rain MONDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny, warm and humid86 / 7015% chance of rain TUESDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the afternoon87 / 7055% chance of rain WEDNESDAYPartly sunny with a thunderstorm possible86 / 6830% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible; warm88 / 7030% chance of rain THURSDAY 0 1 1 2 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent absent 050100150200300500 450-50 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 VENICE697790938685Air 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. 0.18ÂŽ Month to date 0.18ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.21ÂŽ Year to date 59.06ÂŽ Normal year to date 47.17ÂŽ Record 1.50ÂŽ (1976) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.00ÂŽ 24 hours through 2 p.m. Sat. 0.23ÂŽ Month to date 0.23ÂŽ Normal month to date 0.22ÂŽ Year to date 40.56ÂŽ Normal year to date 46.56ÂŽ Record 1.50ÂŽ (1976) High/Low 76/65 Normal High/Low 84/62 Record High 90 (2015) Record Low 44 (2014) High/Low 72/62 High/Low 75/64 Normal High/Low 81/62 Record High 88 (1995) Record Low 44 (2014)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. 7.58 12.46 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.60 2.54 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.18 0.44 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 59.06 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 73 68 c 78 72 pc Bradenton 84 71 t 85 71 pc Clearwater 82 73 t 83 72 pc Coral Springs 86 75 sh 87 74 pc Daytona Beach 80 70 t 82 67 pc Fort Lauderdale 85 75 sh 85 75 pc Fort Myers 86 70 t 87 67 pc Gainesville 80 67 t 80 67 pc Jacksonville 78 66 t 79 67 pc Key Largo 84 76 sh 84 78 s Key West 86 78 c 86 77 pc Lakeland 83 70 t 84 71 pc Melbourne 84 73 t 85 71 pc Miami 85 75 sh 86 75 sh Naples 86 69 c 87 69 sh Ocala 81 68 t 83 67 pc Okeechobee 84 69 t 85 68 pc Orlando 82 70 t 85 68 pc Panama City 75 66 pc 78 71 pc Pensacola 73 66 pc 79 69 t Pompano Beach 85 77 sh 86 76 sh St. Augustine 78 68 t 79 69 pc St. Petersburg 83 70 t 84 70 pc Sarasota 84 68 t 84 68 pc Tallahassee 72 61 c 78 67 pc Tampa 83 70 t 85 70 pc Vero Beach 84 71 t 85 70 pc West Palm Beach 85 72 sh 86 72 pc Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 1:37a 6:58a 12:49p 7:10p Mon. 1:00a 7:48a 1:49p 7:42p Today 12:14a 5:14a 11:26a 5:26p Mon. 12:26p 6:04a 11:58p 5:58p Today 10:11a 3:48a 10:30p 3:55p Mon. 11:11a 4:41a 10:57p 4:30p Today 1:09a 7:27a 1:21p 7:39p Mon. 1:32a 8:17a 2:21p 8:11p Today 9:41a 3:53a 9:52p 4:05p Mon. 10:41a 4:43a 10:13p 4:37p ESE 7-14 1-2 Light E 8-16 1-3 LightFt. Myers 86/70 storms all day Punta Gorda 86/69 storms all day Sarasota 84/68 storms afternoon The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLENew Nov 7 First Nov 15 Full Nov 23 Last Nov 29 Today 3:31 a.m. 4:07 p.m. Monday 4:32 a.m. 4:45 p.m. Today 6:40 a.m. 5:43 p.m. Monday 6:41 a.m. 5:43 p.m. Today 3:27a 9:40a 3:52p 10:05p Mon. 3:11a 9:23a 3:35p 9:48p Tue. 3:55a 10:08a 4:20p 10:32p Monterrey 84/61 Chihuahua 79/49 Los Angeles 84/58 Washington 59/48 New York 53/46 Miami 85/75 Atlanta 66/54 Detroit 53/47 Houston 75/61 Kansas City 52/40 Chicago 54/43 Minneapolis 42/35 El Paso 72/52 Denver 54/35 Billings 51/37 San Francisco 69/53 Seattle 58/48 Toronto 44/40 Montreal 41/31 Winnipeg 43/28 Ottawa 41/30 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. 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Q: What solar blemishes are believed to cause weather cycles?A: Sun spots 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 86/71 85/70 86/70 86/70 84/71 80/70 85/70 84/69 85/70 83/70 84/71 84/74 84/71 86/70 85/70 86/69 86/70 86/70 86/70 83/70 84/71 84/70 84/70 83/70 84/70 83/72 84/72 84/71 85/70 84/71 84/71 83/69 84/68 82/73 83/74 86/71 86/71 86/71Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2018 By JENNA FRYERAP AUTO RACING WRITERMari Hulman George, the Âquiet pioneerÂŽ of auto racing who ordered drivers to start their engines and was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, died Saturday. She was 83. Hulman George, the speedwayÂs chairman of the board emeritus, died in Indianapolis with her family at her side, the speedway said in a statement. ÂOur mother was such a unique, wonderful person. She loved her family, friends, auto racing and animals with equal passion,ÂŽ said Tony George, current chairman of IMS. ÂShe was a quiet pioneer in so many ways, from owning a race team in the 1950s and 1960s to overseeing a period of tremendous growth and evolution while chairman of the board at IMS.ÂŽ Hulman George was IMS chairman from 1988 through 2016. Her father, Anton ÂTonyÂŽ Hulman Jr., purchased the speedway in 1945 and saved it from demolition after World War II. Racing and the facility became a staple of Mari Hulman GeorgeÂs life. Indianapolis fans recognized Hulman George as the individual who gave the command to start engines for the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 from the late 1990s until 2015. ÂShe was known by millions as the woman who gave the command to start engines for the Indianapolis 500 and other events at the Speedway, but her true legacy will be the generous and kind philanthropy she learned from her parents,ÂŽ George said. ÂThat compassion and desire to help people and animals every day are the true hallmarks of her incredible life.ÂŽ Hulman George was immersed in auto racing and became friends with many drivers during her teenage and early adult years. She joined with longtime family friend Roger Wolcott to form the HOW racing team, which Â“elded American Automobile Association (AAA) and United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprint and National Championship cars for several drivers, including Jerry Hoyt, Eddie Sachs, Tony Bettenhausen, Roger McCluskey and Elmer George, whom she married in 1957. George won the Midwest Sprint Car title in 1957 and Â“nished third in 1956 and 1958. Mari Hulman George co-owned an Indianapolis 500 entry in 1962 and 1963 that her husband drove. He Â“nished a career-best 17th in 1962 and received relief help from Paul Russo and A.J. Foyt during that race. ÂRacing is Â“lled with passionate people, but youÂd be hard pressed to Â“nd anyone more passionate than Mari Hulman George,ÂŽ said Tony Stewart, an Indiana native who grew up idolizing the Indy 500 and the speedway. Born Dec. 26, 1934 in Evansville as Mary Antonia Hulman, she never ventured far from Indiana. Hulman George attended Purdue University and was an Indianapolis community leader with her stewardship of the speedway. She launched numerous philanthropic efforts, including beneÂ“ts for Indiana Special Olympics and complimentary Â“eld trips for IndianaÂs schoolchildren. She focused on the arts, health care and, in particular, animal care. She served on the board for Hulman & Company, IMS and the IMS Foundation, as well as First Financial Bank, a publicly traded company headquartered in Terre Haute. Hulman George was especially close to four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Foyt, whom she met a year before his 1958 Indianapolis 500 debut. She and Foyt placed a commemorative Âgolden brickÂŽ into the famous ÂYard of BricksÂŽ start-Â“nish line in May 2011 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 and the 50th anniversary of FoytÂs 1961 victory. She hosted for years two events during the lead-in to the Indianapolis 500. The ÂRacers PartyÂŽ took place annually on the opening weekend of the ÂMonth of MayÂŽ for the entrants of the Indy 500, and a ÂFriends of the 50s and 60sÂŽ event was held the week between qualifying and the race to celebrate with racing veterans. She welcomed all drivers to the parties, setting a standard for providing red carpet treatment to all past and present Indianapolis 500 competitors when they came to the track regardless of their stature with the public. ÂMrs. George was committed to the long-term health of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a treasured Indiana asset, and her stewardship as chairman set the tone for staff and others involved with IMS,ÂŽ said J. Douglas Boles, president of IMS. In addition to son Tony George, she is survived by three daughters, a stepdaughter, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and longtime companion Guy Trollinger. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Elmer, and a stepson. Funeral arrangements are pending and being handled by Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute.Mari Hulman George, IndyÂs Âquiet pioneer,Â dies at 83 AUTO RACING: In memory 1700 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33948 941-626-0434 Store Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am to 5 pm Sunday & Monday Port Charlotte Store Onl y TOP FLITE XL18 BALL PACK$8.99 $289.99$129.99NOW$25.00 $49.99REG $179.99$1.99INSTALLEDBAGS!BAGS!BAGS!ON SALE BAGS$100.00SAVE UP TOREGRIP SPECIAL 48 HR. TURN AROUNDCLEARANCE SHOES GT SW S!!! TOMMY ARMOUR IRONS TA1TO adno=3625334-1 adno=3626136-1 941-423-6955www.heroncreekgcc.com 5301 Heron Creek Blvd. North Port. 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BUSINESS/CLASSIFIEDS/ REAL ESTATE AVON PARK Â• LAKE PLACID Â• SEBRINGSECTION DSunday, November 4, 2018By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGAP BUSINESS WRITERNEW YORK Â„ General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. ThatÂs the prediction of Harvard UniversityÂs Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. The centerÂs index of remodeling activity projects spending on renovations and repairs will gradually slow into the third quarter. Spending is expected to rise 7.7 percent in the current quarter compared to a year ago, and 6.6 percent in the JulySeptember 2019 period. A 6.6 percent gain is healthy, but it nonetheless is a sign that the remodeling boom of the past few years is waning. Many homeowners renovate and make repairs before they sell and after they buy a house, but spending on remodeling has largely withstood a dip in home sales over the last year. Home sales have been hurt by an ongoing shortage of houses and apartments on the market. Existing home sales fell over 4 percent over the 12 months, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. Rising interest rates are affecting both home sales and remodeling. Home mortgage rates are at their highest levels in more than seven years, with the 30-year mortgage close to 5 percent. Typical monthly payments are up 15.4 percent higher from a year ago, according to real estate data company Zillow, which calculates that it now costs about $118 a month more to buy the same house today than it did this time in 2017. Many homeowners borrow to Â“nance major home improvements, so rising rates may deter some of them from starting projects. HomeownersÂ reduced Rising rates, slowing home sales expected to hurt remodelers THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this July 23 Â“le photo construction workers put down rooÂ“ng paper on home in Houston. General contractors and other small businesses in the home remodeling industry can expect revenue to slow in 2019, the result of rising mortgage rates and sluggish home sales. ThatÂs the prediction of Harvard UniversityÂs Joint Center for Housing Studies, which last week issued its quarterly report on home remodeling. By DAVID SHARPTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSFREEPORT, Maine Â„ U.S. retailer L.L. Bean is looking to sell more parkas, sweaters, Â”annel and mittens in Canada as part of its strategy for a return to sales growth. The 106-year-old retailerÂs iconic boot and other products will be sold in 30 stores in Canada this holiday season, and in L.L. Bean-branded stores opening over the next decade. The company also has launched a dedicated website for Canadian customers that incorporates duties and smooths out currency Â”uctuations. The deal, inked last week, makes sense because L.L. Bean has a strong customer base in Canada and its cold-weather gear and outdoor focus are a good Â“t, CEO Steve Smith said. ÂThere are huge growth opportunities over time,ÂŽ Smith told The Associated Press in an interview. ÂLetÂs go after that market, and see what we can do,ÂŽ he said. Maine-based L.L. Bean is coming off several L.L. Bean looks to northern neighbor to boost sales THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Nov. 28, 2008, Â“le photo, a shopper passes a canoe displayed with Â”eece sleeping bags at the L.L. Bean Â”agship retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean has launched a dedicated Canadian website that smooths out duties and currency Â”uctuations. Americans on average spend more on health care than they do on groceries, according to the Bureau of Labor StatisticsÂ latest Consumer Expenditure Survey. Saving money on medical care is a lot tougher than saving money on food, however. Two big culprits: opaque pricing and ever-changing insurance company rules about whatÂs covered and whatÂs not. For help in cutting costs, I turned to a uniquely qualiÂ“ed individual: Carolyn McClanahan, an emergency room doctor turned certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner. McClanahan, director of Â“nancial planning at Life Planning Partners in Jacksonville, Florida, frequently speaks at industry conferences, teaching other advisors how to help their clients best navigate the health care system. These are the three questions she suggests everyone ask: How do I use health care? McClanahan divides people into low, medium and high health care users. Low users are generally in good health and rarely go to the doctor. High users tend to have chronic health conditions or young children and visit the doctor several times a year. Both can be good Â“ts for high-deductible How to save money on health careNERD WALLET Liz Weston By JOHN ROGERSTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES Â„ It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his ofÂ“ce and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one. Soon he and his wife, Laura Doss-Hertz, were thinking bigger Â„ so much so that this week the couple won the $1.5 million XPrize For Water Abundance. They prevailed by developing a system that uses shipping containers, wood chips and other detritus to produce as much as 528 gallons (2,000 liters) of water a day at a cost of no more than 2 cents a quart (1 liter). The XPrize competition, created by a group of philanthropists, entrepreneurs and others, has awarded more than $140 million over the years for what it calls audacious futuristic ideas aimed at protecting and improving the planet. The Â“rst XPrize, for $10 million, went to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan in 2004 for SpaceShipOne, the Â“rst privately Â“nanced manned space Â”ight. So when Hertz learned a couple of years ago that a prize was about to be offered to whoever could come up with a cheap, innovative way to produce clean fresh water for a world that doesnÂt have enough of it, he decided to go all in. At the time, his little water-making machine was cranking out 150 gallons a day, much of which was being given to homeless people living in an around the alley behind the Studio of Environmental Architecture, HertzÂs Venice Beach-area Â“rm that specializes in creating green buildings. He and his wife, a commercial photographer, and their partner Richard Groden, who created the smaller machine, assembled The Skysource/ Skywater Alliance and went to work. They settled on creating little rainstorms inside shipping containers by heating up wood chips to produce the temperature and humidity needed to draw water from the air and the wood itself.Thinking bigMaking water from air wins couple $1.5 million XPrize THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThe Skysource/Skywater Alliance co-founders David Hertz, left, and his wife Laura Doss-Hertz pose for a portrait next to the Sk ywater 300 Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. The company received the $1.5 million XPrize For Water Abundance for developing the Skywater 300, a machine that makes water from air. The XPrize trophy is seen at The Skysource/S kywater Alliance oces Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. The Skysource/Skywater Alliance co-founders David Hertz, left, his wife Laura Doss-Hertz, right, and project designer Willem Swart pose for a photo with an image of a $1.5 million prize the company received Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. ÂLaura and I have committed to using it all for the development and deployment of these machines, to get them to people who need the water most.ÂŽDavid Hertz Winner of the XPrize For Water AbundanceRATES | 2D SALES | 2D HEALTH | 2D PRIZE | 2D
D2 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com spending was reÂ”ected in weaker sales last month of building materials and gardening equipment and supplies; they rose just 1.5 percent in September from a year ago, compared to a nearly 5 percent gain in August, according to the Commerce Department. RATESFROM PAGE 1Dyears of Â”at sales and a difÂ“cult era of belt-tightening that included a reduction in workforce, a tightening of its generous return policy, and a paring of product lines to refocus on the companyÂs outdoors roots. The company sees international sales as a small but important part of its growth. L.L. Bean already owns 28 stores, a call center and a distribution center in Japan, where it has operated since 1992. But itÂll be doing things differently in Canada, where the company has an agreement with Torontobased Jaytex Group to distribute L.L. Bean products to Canadian retailers like Sporting Life, HudsonÂs Bay and Mountain Equipment Co-Op. Under the agreement, Jaytex also will open L.L. Bean-branded stores in Canada, starting with the Â“rst store in the Toronto area in 2019. The goal is to open 20 stores across Canada within 10 years, said Howie Kastner, president of Jaytex Group. Bean will beneÂ“t from strong brand awareness, Kastner said, partly because many Canadians have shopped in the companyÂs Â”agship store in Maine. ÂEverybody that I mention L.L. Bean to has a story or a fond memory. ThereÂs an emotional attachment to the brand, much like there is in the U.S.,ÂŽ he said. Becoming a wholesaler and letting a partner operate L.L. Bean-branded stores in Canada represents a new way of doing things for L.L. Bean. But partnering with an established company makes sense because some U.S. retailers, most notably Target, have stumbled in Canada, said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consulting and research Â“rm in New Canaan, Connecticut. Canada is a tenth the size of U.S. market, but the partnership carries the potential for L.L. Bean Âto jump-start sales in a very compatible market,ÂŽ he said. All told, Canada currently accounts for about 2 percent of BeanÂs annual sales; the company hopes to double that in three to four years, Smith said. L.L. BeanÂs sales last year from all channels, domestic and international, were $1.6 billion. ÂThe upside potential is fantastic. ItÂs still a few percentage points, but a few percentage points in the retail industry is good,ÂŽ Smith said.SALESFROM PAGE 1Dhealth care insurance McClanahan says. People who spend a lot on health care will quickly meet a high deductible and often end up spending less overall on high-deductible plans, which have lower premiums. Conversely, people who use very little health care may also spend less on a low-premium, high-deductible plan. ItÂs people in the middle Â„ who do visit the doctor, but likely wonÂt spend enough to meet a high deductible Â„ who should consider lower-deductible plans, she says. One caveat: People who have a high-deductible plan should have enough savings to cover that deductible. The downside of such plans is that they may discourage people from seeking the care they need. Earmarking cash to cover the deductible can help thwart that tendency. If thatÂs not possible, a low-deductible plan may be better for someoneÂs health. Also, routine services that can detect or prevent illness Â„ such as vaccinations and certain cancer screenings Â„ are free in many health insurance plans, regardless of the deductible. Are you covered in my network? This is a much better question to ask a provider than ÂDo you take my insurance?ÂŽ An out-ofnetwork provider may be willing to bill your insurer but can wind up costing you much more than an in-network provider. Also, insurance companies offer many different plans, and doctors that are in an insurerÂs preferred provider organization may not be in its high-deductible health plan network. People should ask, ÂIs this in network?ÂŽ for every aspect of their health care, from the laboratory that tests their blood to the anesthesiologist whoÂs scheduled for their surgery. Keep a written record of whom you talked to and when, McClanahan recommends. This can give you ammunition to get bills covered or discounted if the information you were given is wrong. For prescription medications, ask your insurer, ÂHow is this covered?ÂŽ Insurers have formularies with different co-pays for different drugs, and some may not be covered. Patients can ask their pharmacists if there is a less expensive version available, such as a generic. For some drugs, paying cash is cheaper than an insurance companyÂs co-pay. A 30-day supply of metformin, a drug to treat high blood sugar, may have a $10 co-pay but be available for $4 cash at Walmart and other outlets. You also can look for coupons and other discounts at GoodRx. com. Another way to save: Regularly ask your doctor to review the medications youÂre taking to see if you can stop or swap any for a less expensive version. ÂDoctors are too quick to throw a pill at you,ÂŽ McClanahan says. ÂAsk, ask, ask, and shop around.ÂŽ What else can I do? Sometimes, medications or surgery are less effective than alternative treatments. Treating lower back pain with exercise, cognitive behavior therapy and focused breathing is more effective than the treatments doctors usually prescribe, including rest, surgery and injections, according to articles in the British medical journal The Lancet in March. Doctors may not suggest lifestyle changes because they believe most patients wonÂt make the effort, McClanahan says. But losing weight, exercising and quitting tobacco can lessen symptoms or prevent many diseases. Those with prediabetes, for example, can often avoid developing Type 2 diabetes with changes in diet and exercise. ÂIf the doctors arenÂt able to provide that education, ask if they will refer you to someone who will, a nutritionist or physical therapist,ÂŽ she says. Not all doctors welcome empowered patients who ask questions, McClanahan notes. If yours doesnÂt, she recommends Â“nding one who is more collaborative. ÂDoctors are not gods. They should work with you,ÂŽ she says. This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal Â“nance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner and author of ÂYour Credit Score.ÂŽ Email: lweston@ nerdwallet.com.HEALTHFROM PAGE 1DÂOne of the fascinating things about shipping containers is that more are imported than exported, so thereÂs generally a surplus,ÂŽ says Hertz, adding theyÂre cheap and easy to move around. And if you donÂt have wood chips to heat them with, coconut husks, rice, walnut shells, grass clippings or just about any other such waste product will do just Â“ne. ÂCertainly in regions where you have a lot of biomass this is going to be a very simple technology to deploy,ÂŽ said Matthew Stuber, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Connecticut and expert on water systems who was one of the panelÂs judges. He called their water-making machine a Âreally coolÂŽ merging of rather simple technologies that can be used to quickly deliver water to regions hit by natural disasters, stricken by drought or even rural areas with a shortage of clean water. Hertz and his wife are just starting to contemplate how to accomplish that. Theirs was among 98 teams from 27 countries who entered. Many teams were bigger and better funded while the couple mortgaged their Malibu home to stay in the game. At one point, they were told they hadnÂt made the Â“nal round of Â“ve but then one team that did dropped out and they were back in. ÂIf you say we were the dark horse in the race, we werenÂt even in the race,ÂŽ Hertz recalled with a smile. He stood near a giant copy of the check in his ofÂ“ce while his wife prepared to leave for a photo shoot and a visitor sampled a glass of their freshly made water. Now, though, they are in for the long, wet haul. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D3 LEGAL NOTICES INVITATION TO BID14 INVITATION TO BID (ÂITBÂŽ) The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Florida will receive sealed Bids in the Highlands County Purchasing Division (ÂPurchasing DivisionÂŽ) for: ITB NO. 19-014 Sale of Surplus County Owned Properties Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net, or by contacting: Jamee Soto, Purchasing Agent; 600 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809, Phone: 863-402-6526; Fax: 863-402-6735; or E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. A PRE-BID meeting will not be held for this solicitation. Each submittal shall include one (1) original and (1) exact copy of the BID submission packet. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Pur chasing Division, 600 S. Commerce A ve, Sebring, Florida 33870-3809 so as to reach said office no later than 3:00 P.M., Monday, November 26, 2018, at which time they will be opened. The Public is invited to attend this meeting. The BoardÂs Local Preference Policy (ÂLocal Preference PolicyÂŽ) and W omen/Minority Business Enterprise Preference Policy (W/MBE) will NOT a pply to the award of this ITB. The Board, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-4026509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: email@example.com. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, FL Oct. 28; Nov. 4, 201 8 CLASSIFIED WORKS! NOTICE OF MEETING26 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Highlands County Hospital District will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. at the Highlands County Commission Board Room 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida to discuss regular business of the Hospital District. One or more members of the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners may be present at the meeting. All interest ed persons are invited to attend. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Highlands County Hospital District Board, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. "Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Ms. Pamela Rogers, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6842 Voice), or via Florida Rely Service 711, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Nov. 4, 2018 2000EMPLOYMENT HELPWANTED2001 Busy ASC looking for a team player to work within our Business Department Must be dependable and willing to learn. Please Fax Resume to: 863-471-6834 HELPWANTED2001 Genpak LLC, a leading manufacturer of disposable foodservice packaging, is seeking to fill the following positions in our Sebring plant. PackersQuality InspectorsForklift Drivers/CDLElectricianMaintenance MechanicProduction SupervisorParts Administrative Asst. Reception/AccountingWe offer a highly competitive compensation package, insurance & retirement benefits.Apply in Personat 116 Shican e Dr., Sebring, FL 33870 & bring your resume.GenPak is an Equal Oportunity Employer. C itrus Hand Harvester ( Baltazar G arcia Harvesting & Grove C are, LLC., Groveland, FL 3 4736. Multiple work sites in Osceola, Lake and Orange count ies, FL) Climb ladders, pluck ora nges, place oranges in tubs, a nd move from site to site. Cond itions: Be able to lift 85 lbs, e xtreme temperatures, repetit ive movements, stooping, w alking, pushing, pulling and drug screen. Some orchard m aintenance. (11/26/20180 6/01/2019) paid higher either h ourly @ $11.29/hr or piece w ork per 90 lb box, $1.10 ora nge, valencia and navel, $1.50 m id season fresh; blueberry $4 p er bucket. guaranteed cont ract; tools and supplies, housi ng, transportation expenses p aid by employer. Transportat ion, subsistence paid to worke rs upon 50% completion of c ontract. 25 temporary jobs. P lease contact (850) 245-7414 t o locate nearest State Workf orce Agency office and apply u sing FL 10806335. ADVERTISE In TheClassifieds! Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award FacilityBeautician NeededPart-Time Experience preferredApply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 HARVESTERS NEEDED Farmer needs 30 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest b lueberries and strawberries, 1 2-01-18 to 06-10-19. The employer is Dunson Harvesting, Inc. and $11.29 per hour is guaranteed, however, during the harvest and pre-harvest, workers may be paid various piece rates depending upon crop activity and variety, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Worksite is located in Floral City, Florida. One month agricultural harvesting experience is required. 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 work tools, supplies and equipment at no cost 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 job at the Florida OneStop Career Center office located at 683 South Adolph Point Lecanto, FL 34461 Â… (352) 2493278 using job listing number FL10802667. 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 Housekeeper WantedWeekly or Bi-Weekly Call Mrs P. at 863-699-1417 C onsc i ent i ous, M ot i vate d i ndividuals who take pride in their work! M-F 8a-4p. Apply in Person : GriffinÂs Dry Cleaners, 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring HELPWANTED2001 Lykes Citrus Division: Full-Time Equipment Operators: Duties include: performing general grove activities (mowing, spraying, herbiciding, fertilizing), service grove equipment; performing hand labor tasks as needed.Full-Time MechanicÂ… Basinger Shop:Duties Include: diagnosing, repairing and maintain company vehicles, tractors and equipment. Experience in diesel & gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditio ning and automotive electrical. Welding and fabrication experience is a plus, but not required.Lykes Ranch Division:Full Time Staff Accountant: Duties include: assisting in maintaining GAAP compliance in all accounting and financial reporting processes, monthend closing, year-end closing, and annual audits to meet stated deadlines. Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis requests. Assisting Accounts Payable/ Receivable Staff as required. BachelorÂs degree in Accounting preferred or 2 years prior accounting experience.Please Apply:Online at www.LykesRanch.com or in person at Lykes Citrus Division, 7 Lykes Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 or 106 SW CR 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974 WORKERS NEEDED 4 0 workers needed for Fernand ez & SonÂs Harvesting, LLC f or fruits and vegetables harv esting from 12/15/18 to 4 /01/19. Workers will be paid $ .25 + per bucket, but will be g uaranteed $11.29 an hour. Job l ocation is in Polk County FL. 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 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 o rder holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 j ob order 10814525 863 Bar, Grill & BanquetsNow Hiring: Cooks, Waitresses, Bartenders, Pastry Chef, Kitchen Manager. FT/PT; Experience preferredMust Be Reliable & Self-Motivated Competitive Wages!!Start Immediately Email resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews:TuesÂ…Thurs10amÂ…2pm at 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid HARDEE CO. BOCC PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION AutomotiveMechanic (FL ÂAÂŽ or ÂBÂŽ CDL) $13.86$19.11/hr. + ben. pkg. Equipment Operator (FL DL) $11.41-$15.73/hr. + ben. pkg. Bridge Worker I (FL ÂBÂŽCDL) $11.41-$15.73/hr. + ben. pkg. Parts/Warranty Technician(FL DL) $10.93-$15.07/hr +ben. pkg.Maintenance Worker II (FL DL) $10.93-$15.07/hr.+ben pkgPositions include 100% paid Health Insurance for Employee Coverage. Job descriptions @ www.hardeecounty.net w/application. Submit: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873 863-773-2161. Positions open until filled. Classified=Sales Learn to Drive a TruckGet your Commercial Driver's License today at South Florida State College. Scholarships are available to eligible participants. 863-784-7033 HELPWANTED2001 Janitorial Staff MemberWe are looking for a dependable hard working team member. Applicants must be able to pass a background check & random drug screening. Fulltime employment: MÂ…F 8amÂ… 5pm Starting salary: $9.50/hr Job duties are mostly outdoors, servicing a 4-story building and include: Use of a backpack blower 3xÂs weekly to blow exterior walkways, parking areas, all common areas; Dust, clean, and/ or spot wash railings, walkways, doors, window sills, light fixtures, walls and 36 slip boat dock daily; Empty and clean trash rooms, ashtrays, etc.; Clean, disinfect, polish, and sanitize lobby, fitness center and pool rest rooms; Cleaning of a lakefront beach area weekly; Use of a pressure washer monthly as needed; Other duties as assigned. Experience with the above job duties is required.We will be accep ting resumes via email ONLY. Please no walk inÂs as no one will be able to assist you. We will begin interviewing the first week of Nov 2018. Please send all resumes to:aroth@condominium associates.com FT T ruc k D r i ver~ A von P ar k HS Diploma or GED; 1 yr verifi a ble experience & CDL ÂAÂŽ cur r ent DOT certificate required. $ 18/hr Must pass background c heck. Call 800-929-2715ask for Mike Solis or Rob Da g ue The Town of Lake Placid is accepting applications for the Public Works Department. General Public Works employee is required to work in several capacities from sanitation to maintenance of town roads, parks, and facilities. This position requires a State of Florida issued CDL type A or B driver license with a clean driving record. Staring pay for CDL Licensed employee with clean driving record, agreeable to performing all tasks in the job description as needed is $12.40 per hour for up to four CDL licensed employees. Vacation, sick leave, family death leave benefits. State retirement benefits transferable to or from any other job in the Florida State Retirement system. Interested parties should submit applications and resumes as stated on website. http://www.lakeplacidfl.net/ bulletin/employment.html ALL APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO: Town of Lake Placid, 311 West Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 OR EMAILED TO email@example.com .The Town of Lake Placid is an ÂEqual Employment OpportunityÂŽ employer & ÂDrug Free Work Environment.ÂŽ Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! Full-Time ReceptionistNeeded for Busy Professional Insurance office in Sebring. HS diploma, computer and phone skills required. Bilingual a plus. Benefits package offered. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org WORKERS NEEDED 36 workers needed for Sun Citrus Harvesting, Inc. for citrus harvesting from 12/05/18 to 6/01/19. Workers will be paid $0.90+ per 90 lb box, but will be guaranteed $11.29 per hour. Job location is in Central Florida. 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 10811710 HELPWANTED2001 HARVE S TER S NEEDED H arvester needs 154 temporary w orkers to cultivate and harvest c itrus, blueberries & peaches, 1 2-15-18 to 05-31-19. The emp loyer is Statewide Harvesti ng & Hauling, Inc. Workers w ill be paid $11.29 per hour dep ending on crop activity. Worke rs may be paid piece rates b ased on production, but will be g uaranteed $11.29 per hour r ate. Worksites are located i n DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, H illsborough, Hernando, Lake, O range, Manatee, Marion, Okeec hobee, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, a nd St. Lucie Counties, Florida. E mployer will provide transportation to all groves from the d esignated pick-up location. Emp loyer will guarantee the opport unity for work for the hourly e quivalent of 3/4 of the hours of the work period. The employer w ill provide the tools necessary t o perform the described job d uties without charge to the w orker. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside n ormal commuting distance. For w orkers residing beyond normal c ommuting distances, reasona ble transportation and subsistence expenses will be provided o r paid by the employer after c ompletion of 50% of the work p eriod. Apply for this job at the F lorida One-Stop Career Center o ffice located at 500 E. Lake H oward Drive, Winter Haven, FL 3 3881 (863)-508-1100 using j ob listing number FL10815216 WORKERS NEEDED 9 6 workers needed for TM Harv esting Inc. for citrus, blueb erry and watermelon h arvesting from 12/03/18 to 0 6/01/19. Workers will be paid $ 0.90+ per 90 lb field box, but w ill be guaranteed $11.29 per h our. Job location is in Central F lorida. This job opportunity is t emporary, 36 hours per week g uaranteeing at least 3/4 of the t ime offered. Free housing is p rovided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their perm anent residence at the end of 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 o rder holding office is at 107 E ast Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399 j ob order 10810065 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! Class A CDL Truck DriversNeeded to haul citrus throughout Central FL. Must have valid Class A CDL lic. & clean driving record. EOE/Drug Free Workplace.Call 863-441-8323 HARDEE COUNTY UTILITIES (HCUD)Seeking FL dual licensed Water/Water Waste operator: Senior Utilities Operator (ÂAÂŽ & ÂBÂŽ licÂs.) $23.78$32.78/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator II (ÂB/BÂŽ licÂs) $21.51-$29.65/hr + benefits; or, Utility Operator I (ÂC/CÂŽ licÂs) $20.55-$28.33/hr + benefits. Performing and organizing department O&M. Water & WW FL operator licenses, or for UOII/SUO can obtain both ÂBÂŽ or higher within on e year. See complete descriptions at www.hardeecounty.net with applications to: HR, 205 Hanchey Rd, Wauchula, FL 33873. 863-773-2161. Filled as needed and based on qualifications. EOE-F/M/V HARVESTERS NEEDED Harvester needs 48 temporary workers to cultivate and harvest citrus, 11-28-18 to 5-28-19. The employer is VCH Management, 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 DeSoto and Hardee 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 job at the Florida OneStop Career Center office located at 2160 Northeast Roan Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 (863)-993-1008 using job listing number FL10804176. HELPWANTED2001 AG EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 2 0 fulltime temporary jobs avail a ble 12/01/2018-05/31/2019. Y u An Farms, Co. Elkton, FL. M echanically plant, cultivate, a nd harvest vegetable (nappa, r adishes,chives, chonggskmoo / b aby radish, baby nappa, pep p er, melon) crops. Use hand and m echanized tools to till, fertilize, t ransplant, weed, thin, prune, c lean, irrigate, and load pro d uce. Maintain fences and build i ngs. Conditions: lift 50 lbs, s toop, push and pull, sit, walk, r epetitive movement, extreme t emperatures. 6 months verifi a ble experience. $11.29/hr, guaranteed contract; tools and supplies, housing, transporta t ion expenses paid by employer. T ransportation & subsistence p aid to worker upon 50% com p letion of contract. Please con tact (850) 245-7429 to locate n earest State Workforce Agenc y o ffice and apply using FL10806356. MEDICAL2030 F/T Medical PaymentPosting/Accounts ReceivableExperience Required Benefits AvailableSubmit resume to: gechevarria@ floridajointspine.com Full-Time 3p-11p Position LPN or RN 24 bed Intermediate care facility for the developmental disabled. Low patient ratio Dynamic Team Environment! Essential Criteria:Current Florida RN/LPN license; Demonstrated interpersonal & written communication skills; Experience a plus but will train.Fax resume:863-452-2223 Attention to Angelina Cantera, DON; Apply Online at thementornetwork.com Apply in Person at Florida Mentor, Avon Park Cluster, 55 E. College Dr., Avon Park. 863-453-0186 Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award FacilityHIRING RNs New Wages Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Flexible Shifts Available Career Advancement OpportunitiesAll Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed Directly.Apply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resume to Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308 OAKS AT AVONReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING CNAs Full/Part-Time, all shifts~New Wages!!~Benefits for FT!!Apply at 1010 Hwy 27N Avon Park or fax resume toTammy Padilla at863-453-5308 C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s Oaks at AvonReaders Choice Award Facility HIRING LPNs Full-Time & Part-Time Career Advancement OpportunitiesHighly Competitve SalariesAll Eligible Applicants will be Interviewed DirectlyApply at 1010 US Hwy 27 N., Avon Park or fax resumeto Tammy Padilla at 863-453-5308
D4 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com MEDICAL2030 Highlands Urgent CareOpen Position:Full-Time Physician Email Resume:kadelberg@ tcmahealthcare.com RN Nursing Supervisor Mixture of 7-3, 3-11 Shifts Apply in person at Florida Mentor, Avon Park Cluster, 55 W. College Dr., Avon Park. Contact Angelina or Vanessa863-453-0186 thementornetwork.com RN WEEKEND MANAGERRoyal Care of Avon Park currently has a part-time position available for a Register Nurse to work every other weekend as the facility Weekend Nurse Manager. For more details please contact Temeka Hipps, DON at 863-4536674. 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. EOE, DFWP, M/F. Unit Manager/ Care Team ManagerRN/LPNÂ…Long Term CareSign On Bonus Rewarding Work Environment Competitive Compensation and Benefits!Responsibilities: Supervise day-to-day nursing activities performed by charge nurses & the certified nursing assistants (CNAÂs) on their team. Monitor resident care to ensure it meets the federal, state & local standards, guidelines and regulations. Assign tasks and eval uate employee job performance. Mentor, coach & support unit staff. Supervision experience and long term care experience required. Must have current Florida RN/LPN License.Join Our Team. Voted Best in Highlands County! Apply:at www.palmsofsebring.comEmail resume to:email@example.com In Person at: 725 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33872 ABargainHunters Delight Checkthe ClassifiedsFirst! AWhole Marketplaceof Shoppingisrightat your Fingertips! RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 Day Cook needed at the new Downtown Deli. Apply in person at 231 S. Ridgewood Dr., Sebring: Wed-Thurs, 9a-4p or call for appt 863-471-3532 SKILLED TRADES2050 Full-Time M ec h an i cWanted Must have own tools. Exp. preferred. Call 863-471-0044 or apply within: RonÂs Automotive 435 N. Orange St., Sebring CHILD/ADULT CARE NEEDED2090 PT D r i ver & Ad u l t H e l p Needed~ looking for driver for errands & lgt housekeeping help. 863-214-8849 GENERAL2100 Nursery Workers Needed For Ornamental Plant Nursery. Apply: Peace River Growers, Inc., 3521 N. Nursery Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. EOE 3000 NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS3010 Do You Need More Business?Reach out to all of Highlands County with 2 publications plus 2 websites to Advertise Your Business!! Let customers Find Youby advertising your business on the Business & Services Page! Mention this ad and Call Today !! 863-658-0307 Seizethesales withClassified! 4000FINANCIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES4010 Business For Sale6 chair barber & beauty salon All chairs recently occupied. 863-385-3273 6000 MERCHANDISE HIGHLANDS HOT DEALS!Do you have stuff to sell at $500 or less? Advertise your merchandise now in the Classified Section!$3 for 3 Lines $4 for 4 Lines $5 for 5 LinesCall863-385-6155 or 863-658-0307 GARAGE SALES6014 Get BIGGER RESULTS with a HighlandsNewsSun Garage Sale AdONLY $22 for 4 lines......! Call 863-385-6155 in Highlands County T ang l ewoo d A nnua l C ra ft Fair~ 8-a-1p Sat. Nov. 10 1/2 mi north of Sebring Walmart. Admission: free Over 80 tables!! GARAGE SALES6014 Hope Street MarketSat. Nov. 10 8:00amÂ…1:00 pmVendors offer Home Decor, Garden, Home & Seasonal Gifts, Antiques, Cards & Gift Bags, Jewelry, Wood Plaques, Collectibles, Pet items, Fruit & Garden Herbs and more. Raffles: Quilt & 50/50. Kitchen is open at 8:00 a.m., lunch available, bake sale. Emmanuel United Church of Christ 3115 Hope St., Sebring. US Hwy 27 to Hammock Road on the way to Hammock State Park. Information Call8 63-471-1999 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 C hristmas Tree (6 ft. ) ornaments, lights, tree skirt, boxes, bags, tablecloth, table mats, etc., all for $35 863-453-3104 FURNITURE6035 Dining Room Set~ solid wood, 2 leaves, 8 chairs. $450. 608-469-8570. LadiesÂ Vanity Set~ New, w/folding mirror & stool. Silver. $200. 513-260-6911 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL L eat h er C ouc h ~ d ar k gray, 3 c ushions, elec. reclining ends, N o pets; exc. cond. Couch only $800. 863-402-0466 We Buy/Sell Clean Used Furniture. Best Prices in Town!Sebring Furniture 1542 Lakeview Dr. (next to Save-a-Lot)863-386-1119 DOWNTOWN MALL & NEW ÂDELIÂŽNOW OPEN WED-SAT 9-5 5 rolltop desks from $79. 150 pics & posters from $5 8 sofas from $85 35 casual chairs from $10 231 S. Ridgewood, near the Circle, Sebring 863-471-3435 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 C oat, ladies f ull length, all wool, royal blue, size 12, perfect condition, $45.00 8634533104 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 Antiques WantedUpscale Decorative Items, Art Glass, Sterling, etc.812-535-1400 FRUITS & VEGETABLES6075 V eggie Plants~ tomato (2/ $ 1), cabbage, kale, peppers, collards, mustard, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant (4/$1). McCracken Farm.863-3824348or863-381-6154FARMERÂS MARKET9a-3p Sat & Sun at Tractor Suppl y 3300 US Hw y 27 S. Sebrin g MUSICAL6090 Hammond Piano~ includes bench .FREE to good home.863-465-0558 MEDICAL6095 2 f olding wheelchairs f or putting in trunk of car, $25 & $50, 863382-3040. EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 NordicTrack Treadmill Large folding treadmill. $150.937-510-6348 FIREARMS6131 .45 cal auto pistol~exc cond! $500. 863-243-3620 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 Adult Bicycles~ 3 wheel, $250; foldable 2 wh, $125.207-290-0070 Bicycles, assorted adult and kids bikes, guaranteed, $25 and up. 863-414-8088 Miami S un 3 -wheel bike, rasberry pink, excellent like new, $350 cash, 863-273-0500. LAWN & GARDEN6160 Assorted good quality outdoor furniture, comes fairly new, $100 for all. Rocker glider, good cond $85, 863-382-8622. Toro riding mower, Timecutter Z mower & recycling kit (Z420), good condition, $900, 863382-8622. TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 Delta midi-lathe model 4 6 -455 & carving tools, excellent, $500 cash, 863-273-0500. New Knaack Gang tool box #3068. $500.513-260-6911 T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Table saw 71/ 2 ÂÂ blade, $ 5 0 6 ÂÂ bench grinder, Ohio Forge, $20, 863-382-3040. CATS6232 Cute black kittens~ 3 mo old. Free to good home.863-465-0558 DOGS6233 YORKIE MINIS CKCAbsolutely Adorable & Healthy Great Selection, meet the parents! TEACUPS AVAILABLEPrices starting at $795+. 941-773-0723 Â€ 322-6709 minimagicyorkie.com APPLIANCES6250 F reezer, c h est, GE 71/2 cu. f t., like new, $125, 605-237-1415. F r id ge h otpo i nt, i ce ma k er $75 elec. Stove self cleaning, $40, Microwave 1 yr old, bl, $25, Dishwasher $40 all clean, workin g almond -724-726-1283 F r i g id a i re s id e b ys id e re f r i g /f rzr water/ice dispnsr 200, GE elec stove $150 (863) 458-0551 H otpo i nt was h er & F r i g id a i re dryer, good cond, both for $375, 301-401-5615. Magtag top load HE WasherWhite, only 3yrs old. $200.937-510-6348 Used AppliancesUp to 90 day warranty. Call 863-655-4995Help Wanted W as h er & D ryer, K enmore, older model, but works good, both $200 obo, 863-465-4272 MISCELLANEOUS6260 (2) C emetery Pl ots w / top sea l vault. Lakeview Memorial Gar dens. Lot 512 Block D spaces 1 & 2. $4,300. 502-689-4425 MISCELLANEOUS6260 TROPICAL FRUIT TREESAvailable in:3, 5, 7, 15, 20, 25 & 50Gallon Pots Avocados Bananas Citrus Mango Peach Longan & Figs Starfruit Soursop Lychee Mulberry Papaya Jackfruit Tamarind Olive Guava Cherry Coconut Moringa Jabatacaba MiracleFruit Blueberries Mamey Sapote Sapodilla SugarApple Persimmon Loquat& MUCH MORE!!! Delivery & InstallationAvailable BARRETTS TREE NURSERY91 Carefree Ct., or 744 US Hwy 27 N., Venus, FL305-216-8452or 352-843-7389 FREE MERCHANDISE6260 FREE: Washer/Dryer & Refrigerator. All good working order. 863-243-1700 Hammond O rgan~ includes b ench. Looks great! Needs w ork. FREE to a good home. 863-991-1555 (haul awa y ) 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 AUTO DEALS&STEALSSell Your New or Used Auto Easy Advertise in the Classifieds!Only $27.50 for 7 days (4 lines) Add a photo for only $10 more! PONTIAC7130 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 46,500 mi. New tires, brakes & A/C. 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D6 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com By DEBORAH KEARNSBANKRATE.COMClearing the hurdles to qualify for a mortgage used to be much harder. House hunters with too much debt had their home-buying hopes dashed after being denied a mortgage. ThatÂs changing as mortgage lenders ease lending guidelines to expand mortgage credit to more people. Borrowers with a high debt-to-income ratio now have more leeway than since the subprime mortgage meltdown of a decade ago. Your debt-toincome ratio, or DTI, is the percentage of monthly income you pay toward your monthly debts, including a new mortgage payment. ItÂs a key factor Â„ along with your credit Â„ that lenders use to determine whether you can repay a loan. The more debt you have, the higher your DTI ratio Â„ and thatÂs a red Â”ag for lenders evaluating your potential for risk. Some consumer advocates worry that borrowers who are already struggling to stay aÂ”oat might get in over their heads with todayÂs laxer lending requirements. On the Â”ip side, expanding access to mortgage credit could help creditworthy borrowers in higher-priced housing markets join the homeownership ranks theyÂve increasingly been shut out from.How getting a mortgage has gotten easierFannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government-sponsored enterprises that back most U.S. mortgages, have eased their lending rules in recent years. Fannie Mae increased its maximum DTI ratio to 50 percent, up from 45 percent, in July 2017. Both agencies allow borrowers to Â“nance up to 97 percent of a homeÂs purchase price, which is considered a high loan-tovalue ratio. Conventional lenders charge higher interest rates on high DTI loans to mitigate their risk. They also require a higher FICO score and more cash reserves. Raising DTI limits is just one way lenders have made it easier to get a mortgage. LTV ratio increases help borrowers who donÂt have a large down payment. However, youÂll pay private mortgage insurance when you put less than 20 percent down Â„ and you might not be able to borrow as much as you need to buy a home. Some conventional lenders have rolled out their own low down-payment programs without private mortgage insurance in exchange for a higher interest rate. Government-insured loans require little to no down payment, and generally have more relaxed credit score requirements than conventional loans.Mortgage credit standards still tighter than boom timesBorrowers who donÂt Â“t into a pristine credit box now have more options, Joel Kan, associate vice president of industry surveys and forecasting with the Mortgage Bankers Association. ThereÂs more balance to the lending equation nowadays after the regulatory pendulum swung too far in the opposite direction Â„ a move that shut out otherwise capable borrowers, Kan says. Although standards have loosened considerably in recent years, todayÂs lending practices are still more stringent than they were before the housing crisis. The days of doling out loans without verifying income or employment are long gone. ÂWeÂre still about one-quarter of where we were compared to the pre-housing boom,ÂŽ says Kan of mortgage credit accessibility. ÂStandards are looser now than they were from 2010 to 2012 when credit access was the tightest, but itÂs not subprime.ÂŽ The share of new, conventional conforming home-loans with a DTI ratio above 45 percent spiked after Fannie Mae raised its DTI limit, according to research from CoreLogic. From early 2012 up until last summer, the share of these high DTI loans held steady between 5 percent to 7 percent. In the Â“rst quarter of 2018, that share nearly tripled, jumping to 20 percent, CoreLogic found. The average DTI ratio for these home loans rose by two points to nearly 37 percent from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018. Even as high DTI loans gain popularity, lenders havenÂt budged on credit score standards. BorrowersÂ average credit score for conventional, conforming purchase loans remained unchanged at 755 in the Â“rst quarter of 2018 compared to the same period a year ago, CoreLogic found. ThatÂs signiÂ“cantly higher than homebuyersÂ average credit score of 705 in 2001 Â„ before the downturn.Expansion of mortgage credit has its drawbacksHigh DTI and LTV loans arenÂt without risks. A high LTV ratio increases borrowing costs, and youÂll likely have to pay mortgage insurance to offset the lenderÂs risk. For starters, lenders calculate your DTI ratio using your gross monthly income (before taxes and payroll deductions) and debts that appear on your credit report. TheyÂre not including monthly expenses like groceries, gas, auto or health insurance, daycare/tuition, utility bills and other recurring bills that can eat up a good chunk of your monthly budget, says Rebecca Steele, CEO and president of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. ÂIt puts some borrowers in a more precarious position,ÂŽ Steele says of high DTI loans. ÂToday, people have signiÂ“cantly less savings in reserve. To have that you need a stable income, and some consumers struggle with that. Most people have little disposable income, especially because rents are going up.ÂŽ A job loss or other major Â“nancial hardship could land you in a tighter spot than if you had paid down your debt and shored up your emergency savings fund before buying a home. YouÂll also pay more interest with a high DTI loan, Steele says. Another key issue that some Â“rst-time buyers overlook are the hidden costs of homeownership, says Jeff Levine, a certiÂ“ed Â“nancial planner with BluePrint Wealth Alliance in Garden City, New York. When youÂre stretching your income to cover monthly debt payments, you wonÂt have as much cash on hand for maintenance expenses, homeowners association dues, and major repairs that inevitably pop up, he says. Borrowers should factor those expenses into the mix and avoid overextending themselves, Levine says. ÂJust because you can get approved for a mortgage doesnÂt mean you should get one,ÂŽ Levine says. ÂPeople got into trouble (in the downturn) because they borrowed up to the hilt and didnÂt have the capacity to repay.ÂŽGetting a mortgage is now easier, but it could backfire ÂJust because you can get approved for a mortgage doesnÂt mean you should get one. 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www.highlandsnewssun.com November 4, 2018 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | D7By CHRISTOPHER RUGABERAP ECONOMICS WRITERWASHINGTON Â„ U.S. home price gains slowed for the Â“fth straight month in August as higher mortgage rates have lowered home sales. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.5 percent in August compared with a year earlier, down from a 5.9 percent gain in the previous month. The deceleration reÂ”ects a broader weakening in the nationÂs housing market. Sales of existing homes have dropped for six straight months, and sales of new homes have fallen for the past four. Home price increases have run ahead of wage gains for Â“ve years and appear to have left many would-be buyers on the sidelines. Prices rose the most in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle. But price gains have slowed compared with a year earlier in 14 of the 20 cities tracked. The slowdown in housing shows little sign of becoming a broader crisis similar to what occurred in 2007. David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones, points out that mortgage defaults, which spiked in the housing bust, remain stable. Higher borrowing costs have raised monthly payments for new buyers, on top of rising home prices. Some of the biggest increases in mortgage rates occurred in September and October and there arenÂt reÂ”ected in TuesdayÂs data. That suggests that price gains will likely slow further in the coming months. The average 30-year Â“xed mortgage ticked up to 4.86 percent last week, from 4.85 percent the previous week. A year ago, it stood at 3.94 percent. ÂThese challenges for buyers will continue to diminish affordability, taking a bite out of home sales and exert more downward pressure on home prices,ÂŽ said Cheryl Young, senior economist at real estate data provider Trulia. Home prices in Las Vegas jumped 13.9 percent from a year ago and rose 10.6 percent in San Francisco. SeattleÂs home values increased 9.6 percent, the Â“rst time its gains have fallen below double-digits since December 2015. The slowest increases were in Washington, D.C. and New York City, with 2.8 percent each, followed by Chicago with 2.9 percent.US home price gains weaken for 5th straight month THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIn this Oct. 2 photo a for sale sign stands outside a home on the market in the north Denver suburb of Thornton, Colo. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Standard & PoorÂs/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index for August is released. Need Physical Therapy?TRY the GUY at theÂYÂŽ Â€ Dizziness & Vertigo Â€ Loss of Balance Â€ Slip Falls Â€ Low Activity Tolerance Â€ Neck Pain Â€ Foot Pain Â€ Medical Reconditioning Â€ Vestibular Rehabilitation Â€ Knee Pain & Replacements Â€ Shoulder Problems & Replacements e YMCA o ers programs and memberships for ages 3 and up. Call 382-YMCA (9622) for more information. Bowyer Physical erapy and the Highlands County YMCA are separate business entities, that are not nancially related.Keith A. Bowyer Jr., PTLicense FL PT 16172 We are conveniently located inside the Highlands County YMCA 100 YMCA Lane Â€ Sebring, FL 33875PH: 863-382-2949 FAX: 863-382-4732863-382-2949 adno=3607898 adno=3626863-1Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Julie L. Iellimo, P.A.-C.Board Certi ed Dermatologist rememberthatgreat tanyou hadthe summerof Â86? Melanoma Kills!Prevent it with an expert exam!Appointments Available Now!Call Us Today at863-386-07863109 Medical Way Sebring, FL 33870 www.aiod.netBoard Certi ed Dermatologist 7 Mohs Surgery Fellow D i i A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R t t t t t t M .D. . . . . B B Bo B B B B B B B B ard Certi e d D ermatologis t B oard Certi ed D ermatolo g is t Mo hs Surgery Fell o w D D D D a a a a r r r r r r r r r r r r r i i i i n n n n n n n n A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R o o o o o o o o t t t t m m m m m m m m a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n , M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M Julie L. Iellimo, P.A.-C. J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J J u u u u u u u l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i e e e e e e e e L L L L . . I I I e e e e l l l l l l l l i i i i m m m m m o o o o , P P P P P . . A A A A A A A A A A . . . . C C C C C C C C C Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Heather V. Brew, P.A.-C.adno=3621426-1 Wednesday, November 7th8:00am 11:00amFREE Â€Health Screening Â€Healthy Ea ng Tips Â€ Wellness Adviceand Much More!Located at :The Palms of Sebring725 S. Pine St., Sebring At TheSponsored by adno=3627295-1Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Florida Hospital Heartland Highlands Regional MedicalAmerican Ins tute DermatologyEye Specialist of Mid Florida The Palms of Sebring Comfort Keepers Sun NÂ Lake Medical Charlo e Stone Law Group Central Florida Hearing Professional Hearing Samaritans Touch American Red Cross Veterans A airs Change of Pace NU-HOPE Elder Care ServicesHealth Fair Vendors$10 Lipid proÂ“ le & blood Sugar blood draw, best results when fas ngAdmission is Also FREE!
D8 | HIGHLANDS NEWS-SUN | November 4, 2018 www.highlandsnewssun.com In one particular chicken-and-egg debate, what comes first is clear: It makes sense to hire a financial adviser only after you can afford one Â„ not in the hopes of building wealth someday. Financial advisers often require a minimum amount of investable assets (for many advisers that amount is at least $250,000), and their fees can place financial planning out of reach for many. Fortunately, there are less expensive Â„ even free Â„ resources that make financial planning accessible to most people. Because time is a powerful ally when it comes to building your money, itÂs important to get started as soon as possible. HereÂs how to begin.Find quality free adviceA good financial adviser asks questions to understand a clientÂs finances and goals; do-it-yourselfers can find tools to replicate those steps. The internet is awash with information, including tools for creating (and keeping to) a budget, seeing how much home you can afford, and calculating loan payments or your readiness for retirement. The following sources of free financial advice can help you navigate this journey:Financial institutionsItÂs hip to talk about personal finance and you may have access to tools and other useful information from your current providers. Many banks and credit unions have free budgeting and financial-planning tools. Employers and 401(k) providers offer retirement-planning tools. Online brokers have a variety of educational resources related to investing Â„ TD Ameritrade and Ally Invest are among those that offer such information to anyone for free, with no customer login required.Reputable resourcesWhether you consult a blog or a bank, look for a policy of editorial independence that ensures youÂre not getting biased advice. 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