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CLASSIFIED: Comics 11-14 | Dear Abby 14 | TV Listings 15 THE SUN: Police Beat 4 | Obituaries 5 | Crosswords 7 | Viewpoint 8 | Opinion 9 VOL. 122 NO. 227An Edition of the SunAMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILYFRIDAY AUGUST 15, $1.00 30 percent chance of rain91 77 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis years savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...Why did the chicken cross the road?INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $79,591INSIDE TODAY PRESIDENT RACE STUNNED BY DEATHBrazils presidential race is in stunned disarray after socialist politician Eduardo Campos was killed when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed. Look for the 2014 Charlotte-Sarasota Primary Election Guide inside todays paper! SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: State 2 | World 3,8 | Nation 5 | Science 5 | Business 6-7 | Weather 8 2014 Charlotte-Sarasota 2014 Charlotte-Sarasota 2014 Charlotte-Sarasota PRIMARY ELECTION GUIDE PRIMARY ELECTION GUIDE PRIMARY ELECTION GUIDE Pearl drum set,$475In Todays Classifieds! THE WIRE PAGE 3Charlotte SunAND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000More credit agencies than Big 3READER ADVOCATE David MORRISCOLUMNISTBill Tursellino never lived in Colorado. For the last 35 years, hes been here in Port Charlotte. So imagine his sur prise when he got a letter informing him under Colorado law, he was being notied that negative information was added to his National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange (NCTUE) le.The letter explained NCTUE is a credit reporting agency. Calling a toll-free number, hed get a free disclosure copy of his le. But when Bill called, automated instructions told him he rst had to enter his Social Security number. He understandably became wary and hung up. We are not having any problems with any utility company, he wrote me. Is this a legit outt? Most of us are familiar with the three major national credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. But there are at least 40 other specialty credit reporting agencies that focus on specic industries like telecom munications, utilities, homeowners or auto insurance, employment background checks and rental housing. Normally, their information isnt led with the major credit bureaus. NCTUE a little known name is one of them. It's huge. Members include some 70 companies that provide cable and satellite TV, Internet, local, long-distance and wire less phone service as well as water, gas and electric utilities to over 330 million customers nationwide. They exchange information about a consumers payment history and unpaid closed accounts. A NCTUE member may use this informa tion to decide whether to offer you services, explains the national Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which oversees CRAs. It may also use this information to decide whether to require you to pay a deposit before receiving services. So, for example, if you didnt pay an early cancellation fee to your satellite TV provider when you moved, there might be a large deposit required when opening electric service at your new location. Or, if you want to rent an apartment or home, another CRA like RealPage with the industrys largest rental payment history database can deny your application. Even if approved, it can determine whether you qualify for a higher-priced unit. Bill got his letter because a unique Colorado law requires a notice be sent to all listed account holders when any negative information is led. But for us in Florida, and the rest of the country, federal law only requires notication when an adverse action is taken based on information in a report. Otherwise, you have no idea whats on le with any of these specialty CRAs. Thats why I suggested Bill request his free NCTUE le. If its incorrect, he can dispute it with NCTUE. If hes not happy with the resolve, he can complain to the CFPB at www. or call 855-411-2372. You have the right to know what information specialty consumer-reporting companies are collecting about you. The CFPB requires them to provide, at minimum, a toll-free number to order your le. Its normal to require your Social Security number. For more information on these specialty CRAs, including how to request your le dis closure from each, go to www.privacyrights. org and search for other consumer specialty reports. Thats where youll nd Fact Sheet 6B, What You Should Know About Specialty Reports. David Morris is the Suns consumer advocate and a Florida Society of News Editors award-winning columnist. Contact him c/o the Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, email dmorris@sun-herald. com or leave a message at 941-206-1114. PUNTA GORDA After just three hours of deliber ation Thursday afternoon, the jury in the compensatory phase of the Rotonda II sewer trial handed plaintiffs a $3.26 million award from Charlotte County prompting the county side of the courtroom to break out in celebration. If there is any confusion as to why they were smiling, some perspective may help. During the liability portion of the trial, which the county lost, plaintiffs sought $60 million in damages for the countys failure to provide water and sewer service to 1,008 lots in Rotonda Villas, thereby preventing their use. In the jury trial to determine the amount of compensation to be paid, the plaintiffs asked for $33 million. This is a great victory for Charlotte County, the countys attorney W. Cort Frohlich said following the reading of the verdict at the Charlotte County Justice Center. The breakdown of the nancial judgment to the plaintiffs Andress Family Florida, Rotonda West Estates LLC and the Cape Cave Corp. and the three principals in the suit is as follows: Noel Andress, with 74 lots, received $261,013; Fred B ilowit, with 413 lots, is owed $1.43 million; and Gary Littlestar, with 521 lots, was Sewer tally: $3MBy GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITERCounty minimizes Rotonda II damageSEWER | 10 Drivers traveling along Tamiami Trail in northern Port Charlotte eventually could enjoy a smoother, less-congested ride. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has given the green light to a $32.7 million widening project for U.S. 41 in the area just north of Murdock. The heavily traveled highway will be widened from two to three lanes in each direction, from Enterprise Drive north to the Sarasota County (and North Port) line around the Cornelius/ Cranberry boulevard intersection. Also, U.S. 41 will be repaved along the roughly 4-mile stretch. Construction is expected to begin sometime next year. A start date hasnt been set, and its unknown how long the undertaking would last. We had that segment in development and worked through design, but we didnt have money for construction, Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Debbie Tower said. Now we can move this project along. And that is clearly an important north-south corridor for both Sarasota and Charlotte residents. The governor on Thursday announced the total advancement of $806.7 million for six major transportation projects around the state. Charlotte County Public Works Director Dan Quick was glad to hear the local project was on the list. We had been aware this would be coming for a few years, but we didnt know when, Quick said. Were most anxious and really looking forward to it. Quick pointed out Scott OKs $32M for US 41By ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITER SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGA bee lands on a ower in downtown Punta Gorda.Stopping for a drinkVENICE A preliminary accident report released this week by the National Transportation Safety Board provided more details about the accident scene, but found no obvious mechanical failure in a single-engine plane that killed two people last month when it made an emergency landing on Caspersen Beach. U.S. Army Sgt. Ommy Irazarry, 36, an Iraq War veteran, and his 9-year-old daughter, Oceana, died when the Piper aircraft hit them while they were swimming in 4 feet of water July 27 on the mostly deserted stretch of beach, the report shows. The pilot, Karl Kokomoor of Englewood, told authorities he never saw the victims. He declared an emergency on the planes radio after taking off from Buchan Airport in Englewood only 10 to 15 minutes earlier.Faced with a forced landing, Kokomoor, 57, told Report: No obvious mechanical failure in Venice plane crashBy GREG GILESSTAFF WRITER FILE PROVIDEDA law enforcement ocer walks by the crashed plane on Caspersen Beach July 27, as a Venice Police boat sits in the background. SCOTTSCOTT | 10 CRASH | 10 AAAll rt.II I I I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1


Our Town Page 2 C The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 CONTACT US WITH YOUR NEWS: Email Interim Charlotte Sun Editor Marion Putman at, or call 941-206-1183, or email Deputy Charlotte Editor Garry Overbey at, or call 941-206-1143. Fax to 941-629-2085. On Saturdays, contact Marion Putman, or the newsroom at 941-206-1100, On Sundays, contact Garry Overbey or call the newsroom. Circulation director Mark Yero, 941-206-1317. Consumer advocacy email, or call 941-206-1114. Obituaries call 941-206-1028, or email Religion/church news or events Editorial letters email, or write: Letter to the Editor, c/o Charlotte Sun, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Puzzles 941-206-1128. Classified ads 866-463-1638. Subscriptions For missed papers, or to put your paper on hold, call 941-206-1300. Display advertising 941-206-1214 SUBSCRIPTIONS Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: City ZoneCarrier home delivered 7 days. 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You may visit our office at: 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980.Chairman .................................. Derek Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1001 Publisher ................................... David Dunn-Rankin .....................941-206-1003 Executive Editor ........................ Chris Porter .................................941-206-1134 Advertising Director .................. Leslee Peth ..................................941-205-6400 Circulation Director ................... Mark Yero ....................................941-206-1300 Arcadian Editor ......................... Susan E. Hoffman ........................863-494-0300 Arcadian Publisher .................... Joe Gallimore ..............................863-494-0300 Interim Charlotte Sun Editor ..... Marion Putman ...........................941-206-1183 North Port Sun Publisher .......... Steve Sachkar ..............................941-429-3001 North Port Sun Editor ................ Lorraine Schneeberger ................941-429-3003 Englewood Sun Publisher ......... Carol Y. Moore .............................941-681-3031 Englewood Sun Editor ............... Clinton Burton ............................941-681-3000 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation The SUN (USPS 743170) is published daily at Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2100. Periodicals postage paid at Punta Gorda, FL. Postmaster: Please send address changes to the SUN, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, Florida 33980-2100. EVENTS TODAY Easy Does It Club, Easy Does It Club offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave,. PC. Call 941-624-0110 Snakes in the Market, See, touch, learn bring your camera. From 9 am 4 pm Call 255-3532 Cafe Philo, Caf Philo, Philosophical discussion group.10:15 am-11:45 am. Library 2050 Forest Nelson Blvd. Pt Char. 380-0141 Fiber Artist Meeting, 10:30 am at PC Library, 2280 Aaron St. Demos, discussion and fun. Info at 764-5559 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Dinner 5-8 pm, AYCE Fried Fish, Prime Rib, Crab Cakes and more, Music With Escape 6:30-9:30 pm Port Charlotte Elks, Lunch 11 am-2 pm, Dinner 5 pm-7 pm Full Menu. Karaoke 6 to 9 w/DO & JO in the Dining Room. AYCE Fish Fry Punta Gorda Elks, 1 1 am-7 pm renovation menu;3pm Tiki bar open; 6:30-9:30 pm Music by Tim & Roseanne@25538 Shore PG 637-2606, members & guests Punta Gorda Elkettes, Elkettes Thrift Shop Open to the Public from 11:30 am 2:30 pm @ 25538 Shore PG 637-2606, ext. 451 Bingo Friday, Friendliest Bingo game in town. Quarter games start at 10:15 A, Centennial Hall Cultural Center 625-4175 Mahjong, Join us for Mahjongg every Friday from 1-5 pm in the Music Room. 75 cents an hour. 625-4175. ADOPT A KITTEN, at PetSuperMarket in Charlotte Harbor. 941-875-3293 Rock N Rhythm, Live Music & Dancing, Center Stage, 5-9 pm, Fishermens Village. 639-8721 American Legion 103, ALR Beef Tips/Noodles, Fish/Shrimp 5:30-7 pm, It Takes Two until 9 pm, Tiki Hutt open 2 pm until closing, 2101 Taylor 639-6337 Friday Night Dance, A variety of local entertainers for your enjoyment. $7 7 pm The Cultural Center, 625-4175 SATURDAY Easy Does It Club, offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave,. PC. Call 941-624-0110 PG Farmers Market, Taylor&Olympia 8 am til noon 391-4856 local produce, seafood, pasta, citrus, cheese & more. Music Acm e Bicycle Ride, 8 am 615 Cross St PG Free, Adults, 3 Levels, Helmet Required, More info 941-639-2263 Flea Market, Train Depot Outdoor Flea Market, 9 am-1 pm, Historic Depot Freight Dock, 1009 Taylor Rd & Carmalita St., 941-639-6774. Snakes at the Market, from 9 am -4 pm. See, Touch, Learn, bring you camera. Call 941-255-3532 Closet of Hope, Free clothing, ID required. 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9:30 am-12 pm. Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-1747 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Dinner 5-8 pm, Filet, Pork Chops and more, Music With Quiet Fire from 6:30-9:30 pm Port Charlotte Elks, Lunch 11 am-2 pm, Dinner 5 pm-7 pm Full Menu Members Only. Open to the Public BINGO 11 am -1 pm., Qtr Auction 6pm. Punta Gorda Elks, 11 am-7 pm renovation menu;3pm Tiki open; 6 pm Qn of Hearts; 6:30-9:30 pm Music by Escape @ 25538 Shore, PG, 637-2606 members & guests Punta Gorda Elkettes, Elkettes Thrift Shop Open to the Public from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at 25538 Shore PG 637-2606, ext. 451 Bingo Saturday, Bingo Saturday Friendliest Bingo game in town Quarter games start at 10:15 am Cultural Center 625-4175 American Legion 103, Veteran apprecaition day, 12 pm Sandwiches, Tiki Hutt 2 pm to closing, 2101 Taylor Rd, 639-6337 Beans N Seeds, Live Music Center Stage, 5-9 pm, Fishermens Village. 639-8721 S UNDAY Easy Does It Club, Easy Does It Club offers AA & Alanon meetings daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm at 23312 Harper Ave,. PC. Call 941-624-0110 | COMMUNITY CALENDAR Third Sunday BluesWorld famous Sunset Blues Band, live, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 17, at Tillys Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd., PG. No cover. For more info, call 505-0798 Fibromyalgia Support GroupFibromyalgia support group to be held at 2 p.m., Sat., Aug. 16, at 3718 Tamiami Trail, Unit B, Port Charlotte. This months guest speaker is Acupuncture Physician Jessica Guerra. For more info, call 941-585-1230. Friday Fish FryChrist Community United Methodist Church Fish Fry, 4 pm to 7 pm, Fri., Aug. 15, at 27000 Sunnybrook Rd., Harbour Heights. Enjoy fried/baked fish, shrimp, potato, coleslaw, hush puppies, drink & dessert for $8. For more info, call 941-629-1593 Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS ENGLEWOOD A shirtless, buff Englewood reghter standing with his head down, holding an ax near hot ames is one of many photographs planned for a new 2015 calendar. At least a dozen reghters have signed up to be in the Englewood Fireghters Benevolent Associations rst ever calendar. With help from local advertisers, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Englewood Fireghters Benevolent Association, said 18-year reghter Jim Laurie of the Englewood Fire District. We use the money to help reghters in need. For example, a few months ago we gave money to the North Port reghter Christina Doyle to help with bills from her leukemia treatments. Like the two Charlotte County reghters calendars, photographer Chad Dion of Dion Photography in Englewood will be shooting the Englewood crew. The Charlotte County Fire Benevolent Fund did a 2014 calendar with proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Englewood reghters have picked several locations for photos, including on a boat. There will be group shots from each of the six stations in Englewood. We will be doing a few where we use a green screen to create ames so it looks like they are in the middle of a re, Dion said. We will do other special effects as well. The reghters in Englewood liked the calendars Ive done in Port Charlotte so much that they wanted to do their own. After he has photographed the reghters, Dion said he will wait for the 1,000 calendars to be delivered to him. The reghters will pick them up and distribute them. Dion believes it will be easy working with the Englewood reghters. These guys are good friends, he said. You put them in a room and tell them to have a good time. They turn into 15-year-old boys. It makes it easy to take the photos. Laurie agreed. Some of our reghters will be featured on their own page so they are working out to get ready for the pictures, he said. We start shooting next week. Laurie said the 13-month calendars which will sell for $10 each, should be ready by October. They will be selling them at area businesses that welcome them. We will be having signings with remen at the Englewood Events Center, Laurie said. We also want to have a booth on Halloween along Dearborn Street. To offset printing costs, local businesses have advertisers including attorney Lori Wellbaum Emery, Englewood Ford, Marine Dynamics, Englewood Event Center, 1440 Fitness, Adirondack Air, Classic Creations, Key Agency, Yum Yum Bakery and Surfside Realty. We made sure we only asked one of the same business to advertise in the calendar, Laurie said. We hope this works well. We would like to do it again if its a success.Email: Firefighters to make a 13-month calendar By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR PHOTOS PROVIDEDMembers of the Charlotte County Fireghters Benevolent Fund pose atop of a boat for the calendar that was sold to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A local reghter poses for the cover of the 2014 MDA Calendar sponsored by the Charlotte County Fire & EMS Benevolent Fund. A similar calendar is being made by Englewood Benevolent Association reghters. SARASOTA COUNTY The design of a new interchange at University Parkway and Interstate 75 is expected to be completed in February 2015, a couple of months sooner than previously anticipated, the chief of the state transportation agency said this week. Ananth Prasad, secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, said Wednesday if the design for the diverging-diamond interchange is completed in February, ofcials could take bids for the project in May 2015. Construction could start in July or August next year, he said in a telephone interview with the Bradenton Herald following a conference in St. Petersburg. The project is expected to cost $72 million. Only last month, completion of the design was expected in May, ofcials from the Sarasota/ Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization were told. The accelerated design will be nished by February next year, and well be able to take bids in May for construction next year, Prasad said. Obviously, were working on that timeline. We are putting together how to get this project nanced. He reiterated his goal is completion of construction before the World Rowing Championship, expected to attract tens of thousands to nearby Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota in the fall of 2017. Also important to the trafc picture near the interchange is The Mall at University Town Center, slated to open Oct. 16. Theres lots of things happening in the positive direction there, Prasad said. We hope to get to a plan how to nance this project by next month. Its taking shape, so I think Im cautiously optimistic.Last month, MPO members expressed concern construction might still be underway when the rowing championship begins.Prasad said monetary incentives will be part of the construction contract to encourage early completion and penalize a late nish. The goal is to not nish the project late, he said. Everybody in the district knows the importance of getting it done before the world rowing event, and well work in a very collaborative way and solve any unforeseen problem.As planned, the new interchange will eliminate the need for trafc signals that control access onto the interstate, and will allow trafc to ow freely onto I-75. Plans also call for widening about 3.5 miles of I-75 from north of Fruitville Road to north of University Parkway to an eight-lane highway with three through lanes, and one auxiliary lane in each direction.Timeline moved up for interchange designBy SARA KENNEDYBRADENTON HERALD


The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 C Our Town Page 3 If You Miss The Sale, You May Still Donate By Calling All Faiths Food Bank Sarasota-DeSoto Counties 941-379-6333 Food Bank of Manatee County Manatee County 941-747-4655, ext. 235 Harry Chapin Food Bank Charlotte County 239-334-7007 Join us in helping stock our local food banks. Bring in 4 cans of food and in return you will receive a $ 1 0 0 $100 D I S C O U N T DISCOUNT towards any purchase of $500 or more of new furniture! Lets help our community and in turn you get a good deal on new furniture at the same time at any of our five Furniture Warehouse locations. 7 piece dining set Table and 6 matching chairs with upholstered seats for just $ 499 $ 399 $ 399 5 Piece Bedroom Group This stunning White Coastal bedroom set is a special buy at an unheard of price. You receive the triple dresser, mirror, queen headboard, footboard and matching rails for just $799 and to make it even better you get the matching nightstand FREE! $ 799 $ 599 100% LEATHER SOFA $ 2 9 9 $ 299 $ 3 4 9 $ 349 $ 3 9 9 $ 399 Brown Cream Green Red Buff Brown Red Cognac Brown Beige Red Burgundy In blended leather. Stress Free Danish Styled Recliners. Like floating on a cloud. This 100% leather sofa offers style comfort and unquestionable value. Your choice beige or brown. SPECIAL PURCHASE SPECIAL PURCHASE SPECIAL PURCHASE SPECIAL PURCHASE NO INTEREST UNTIL AUGUST 2015 SAME DAY PICK UP OR NEXT DAY DELIVERY! *On Purchases $300 or more with your Furniture Warehouse credit card made between August 15, 2014 an d August 14, 2015. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 12 months by August 2015. Minimum Monthly Payments required. *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full by the due date. If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Regular account terms ally to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Pu rchase APR is 29.99% Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit car d agreement of their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. Perfect Sleeper Queen Size Set ELLENTON 5814 18th St East (Across from the Ellenton Outlets) 941-479-7900 Mon. Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6 BRADENTON 1100 West Cortez Rd. (Corner of 41 & Cortez Next to Office Depot) 941-749-6069 Mon. Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6 SARASOTA 4027 North Washington Blvd (1 mile S of University on Hwy 301)) 941-351-8600 Mon. Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6 VENICE 550 S Seabord Ave (N of Venice Nissan on US Hwy 41 bypass) 941-485-3211 Mon. Sat. 9-6 Sun. 11-6 PORT CHARLOTTE 1241 El Jobean Rd (776 across from Sams) 941-764-8700 Mon. Sat. 9-9 Sun. 11-6 484652 Coastal Casual Look At An Unbelievable Price. You have it all here. Style comfort and value. Sleeper available. S A V E SAVE B I G ! BIG!!! F R I D A Y & FRIDAY & S A T U R D A Y SATURDAY! Dual Reclining Sofa in 100% Microfibers Features a drop down table with 2 cup holders. Style, comfort and value is the word here. Do not miss the opportunity to save big! Available in beige and sage. $ 499 Dual Reclining Sofa Soft As Butter And Like Floating On A Cloud! This top grain leather matched dual reclining sofa features double contrast baseball stitching and recliners at each end. In stock and ready to go at the unbelievable price of just $699. Loveseat and matching recliner also available. $ 699 C A M P A I G N A G A I N S T S U M M E R H U N G E R CAMPAIGN AGAINST SUMMER HUNGER Sofa S P E C I A L P U R C H A S E SPECIAL PURCHASE u RI1,51 LL 'j j I I \5 M M E 1?4 H U, I E-1 1, 'd I Tr L -.jT r t?? ,??5 ??oo?1 a THE FOOD BANKOF MANATEE ` Harry Chapin Food BankOF SOUTHWEST FLORIDAX111111(: GI?1fl?:%/ I7S 10 00 ?oClOoAdAA ?y.PYS1 I. 11 IqT 1^{ I I II j' 1irsr?o1 y'?=THE FOOD BANKOF MANATEE 10 HnrrY Chapin Foul ennkM .s0tll 11\h Es 1' 1'1.()1111):\


Our Town Page 4 C The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS | POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.PORT CHARLOTTE A 56-year-old Sarasota woman has been accused of taking a long cab ride she knew she couldnt pay for, according to a Charlotte County Sheriffs report. Diane Marie Ellsworth on Wednesday afternoon took a Blue Bird taxi from the Days Inn in the San Carlos Park area of Fort Myers to Sunshine Villas on Gertrude Avenue in Port Charlotte a 50-mile, $90 trip. The woman allegedly told the cab driver several times during the trip that she would pay with a credit card when they arrived at her destination, but she couldnt come up with payment once there. The cab driver called the Sheriffs Ofce. Ellsworth was drunk, and it was apparent she never had any means to pay for the cab ride, authorities said. She was arrested on one felony count of hiring a vehicle with the intent to defraud. Since the cab driver works independently, paying Blue Bird for use of the car, he was out the $90 cab fare, the CCSO report shows.The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: James Robin Allaire, 49, 7300 block of Sunnybrook Blvd., Englewood. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: petty theft). Bond: none. Amy Jo Bauer, 33, 1400 block of Schenley St., Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $6,000. David George Caldwell, 42, 6000 block of Quince St., Punta Gorda. Charge: nonsupport of dependents. Purge: $380. Ashley Lauren Dennis, 23, 2400 block of Uppakrik Lane, Nokomis. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Andrew Ryan Dennison, 18, 21600 block of Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $1,000. Angela Machelle Laney, 46, 400 block of Ricold Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $10,000. Lola Catherine Lewis, 69, 11500 block of Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Charge: aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Bond: none. Clinton Joseph Mitchell, 35, 21000 block of Indiana Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $1,000. Kelsey Erskine Shepherd, 37, 400 block of E. Ann St., Punta Gorda. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: none. Derrail Kenyon Snell, 31, of Pembroke Pines, Fla. Charge: petty theft. Bond: none. Maksim Vladinirovich Voytukhov, 35, 3200 block of Morchester Lane, North Port. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $5,000. Cory Hendrick Deboer, 28, homeless in Englewood. Charge: trespassing. Bond: $2,500. Compiled by Adam KregerReport: Woman jailed for ripping off cabbie You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in Coalition to hold meetingsThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland will hold a Finance Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 27 at its DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak St., Suite H, Arcadia. Immediately following the finance meeting, the ELCFH will hold an Executive Committee meeting, also at the DeSoto office. Both meetings are open to the public. They also will be held via conference call by calling 866-628-8620, and entering participant code 504163#. For more information, call 941-255-1650.Blue Chip applications dueThe deadline for owners of small businesses to submit applications for the 20th Annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Celebrating two decades, the annual Blue Chip Award program, coordinated and sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank, recognizes successful small-business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success and share their stories as models for other entrepreneurs. Nominations are open to companies that meet the following criteria: for-profit business; operating under the same ownership for at least three continuous years with the principal office located in Lee, Collier or Charlotte counties; employs five to 400 people; and has overcome adversity to achieve success. To request an application, contact Stacey Mercado at 239-433-7189 or SMercado@BBandT. com. Business owners may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. There is no entry fee. Independent judges will select one Lee, Collier or Charlotte business from the field of applicants to receive the 2014 award. Winners will be recognized Nov. 6 during a luncheon ceremony at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The program will start at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Sharon Arnold at 239-275-5758. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS SAME WEEK APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Now in North Port 14840 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287 Dermatology without the wait So you have more time for things you love 475109 (941) 564-1542 Dr. Ryan S. Jawitz Board Certified Dermatologist Specializing in: General Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer 50469972 Print sponsor North Port Sun 50468399 JAMES W. MALLONEE, P.A. LAW OFFICE JAMES W. 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The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 C Our Town Page 5 CHARLOTTE Tim W. MitchellOur beloved son, Tim W. Mitchell, who liked to go by Bob, died August 12, 2014, in Punta Gorda, Florida. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 21, 1969 to Timothy W. and Linda Kassner Mitchell he was a short time Punta Gorda, Florida resident. A graduate of the University of Wyoming as a Western history major, he loved exploring the West on his BMW motor cycle he named El Moro, and camping with his Dad. He rode his BMW on Highway 191 in Eastern Arizona, and explored Utah in depth. Other adventurous trips were made to the Kancamagus Highway in northern New Hampshire, the Tail of the Dragon in Deals Gap, North Carolina and to the Florida Keys. While cycling he always sure to stop and visit his grandmother, Gigi, whether she was in Massachusetts, Florida or Illinois. Besides cycling he also loved snow skiing, hiking, y shing and since moving to Florida he enjoyed sailing and kayaking. Along with his parents, Tim and Linda Mitchell of Punta Gorda, Florida, Tim leaves his grandmother, Metilde Tad Kassner, brother Ted, niece Tessa, nephew Zen Mitchell of Parkville, Missouri, Aunts and Uncles, Ed and Karen Williams, Steve and Mary Jane Kirkwood, Bill and Kathy Tisdale, Jon and Nancy Mitchell, Daryl and Patricia Steele, Paul Mitchell, lots of cousins and their children, his Godparents and friends. A Celebration of Tims life will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 401 W. Henry Street in Punta Gorda, Florida. Following cremation, Tims remains will be taken to Colorado. In lieu of owers donations may be made to Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 or to Church of the Good Shepherd (33950).Bret Alan SouthBret Alan South, 48, beloved husband, devoted father and dedicated son, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born Aug. 14, 1965, in Port Charlotte, Fla., to Diane South and Bill Lycan. Bret was a lifetime resident of Punta Gorda, Fla., and a Charlotte High School graduate. He was well-loved and respected by all who knew him, and is remembered for his quick wit and dedication to his family. Bret started his career in the construction industry in 1985, and currently was employed with Platinum Service Contracting LLC. Bret leaves behind his loving wife of 24 years, Jill Irons South; their three sons, Ely Quade, Tanner Garrett and Harlan Lukas; his mother, Diane South; father, Bob South; sister, Dawn South, all of Punta Gorda; brothers, Bart Marx of Port Charlotte, and Troy Lycan of San Antonio, Texas; and many loving extended family members. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the Funeral Service at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Cleveland United Methodist Church, 28038 Cleveland Ave., Punta Gorda. A celebration of life will follow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bayfront Center YMCA, 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.ENGLEWOOD Eugenia Harvey HopkinsEugenia Jean Harvey Hopkins, 91, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Ashland, N.H., to Francis Harvey and Helen Cote Harvey. Eugenia served in the Armed Forces as a Navy WAVE in World War II, and was a trained dental assistant. She is survived by her daughters, Victoria Stonestreet of Venice, Fla., and Constance (Scott) Mattlage of Springeld, Mo.; and sons, John Hopkins III of St. Cloud, Minn., and Mark (Kristi Mueller) Hopkins of Miami, Fla. She was the loving wife of John H. Hopkins Jr., who preceded her in death. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.NORTH PORTThere were no deaths reported in North Port Thursday.DESOTOThere were no deaths reported in DeSoto Thursday. | OBITUARIES Joseph L. CurrierJoseph L. Joe Currier, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of North Attleboro, Mass., passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice Home. He was born Nov. 29, 1928, to Louis and Marion Currier of Hyde Park, Mass. Joseph graduated Hyde Park High School in 1946. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Philippines from 1946 to 1948, and received an honorable discharge. Joseph met Marie Reynolds of Hyde Park in 1948, and they were married in 1950. Joe and Marie raised ve children and moved to Plainville, Mass. He was the owner of Joes Auto Repair in Plainville. Also, He was the Captain of his shing charter business aboard the Riptide at Green Harbor in Marsheld, Mass. He also served as president of the Kiwanis Club in North Attleboro. During retirement, Joe continued his love of shing, and started a business making custom-built shing rods. Meeting new friends in Port Charlotte was easy for Joe, as he was elected many times as the President of the Irish American Club in Charlotte County, Fla., where he was loved by all. He was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marie (nee Reynolds); his son, Joseph Currier of Dedham, Mass.; daughters, Catherine (Gene) McNamara of North Attleboro, Annette (Earl) Holbrook of Merrimack, N.H., Gail (partner, Ronald Fournier) Currier of South Attleboro, Mass., and Joanne (Edward) Doherty of Mattapoisett, Mass.; his sister, Francis (nee Currier) Toy of Florida; and was the loving grandfather to nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial with full military honors will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery on Cape Cod, Mass. He lived for his family and friends, and will be sorely missed for his kindness, generosity and room-lling laughter. Richard F. KendziaRichard F. Kendzia, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at home in Port Charlotte. He was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Leonardo, N.J., and moved to Port Charlotte in 1974 from Highlands, N.J. He retired after 30 years of re service as Fire Chief for the AirDefense Command at Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, N.J. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, American Legion Post 110 and the Elks Lodge, all of Port Charlotte. He was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (N.A.R.F.E.). Richard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as an air trafc controller. He is survived by his ance, Gloria Schultz of Port Charlotte; two daughters, Lorraine Merson and Joyce Young, both of Ellsworth, Maine; sister, Ann Joy Isaksen; brothers, Tucker and Teddy Kendzia; eight grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until a Wake Service at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Interment with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 110 will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Friends may visit online at www. to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Elevated levels of rain this week will give way to drier weather through the weekend, said WINK-TV meteorologist Jim Farrell. The absence of large rain systems will result in temperatures that are warmer than average, according to Farrell. Coastal regions can expect temperatures at least in the low 90s on Saturday and Sunday, with a high probability that they will reach the mid-90s on both days. I wouldnt be sur prised if we saw 95 degrees on Saturday, said Farrell. Though rain is more likely to be on the way by Monday, weekend skies should remain relatively clear, he said. Those planning outdoor activities should know that there is an increased chance of rain on Saturday morning, but otherwise locals can expect isolated showers. Isolated showers are fewer in number than scattered showers, Farrell pointed out. Farrell also noted that Southwest Florida is experiencing a typical summer weather pattern. The higher temperatures are a trade-off we have for clear weather this time of year, he said. LAKEWOOD RANCH Insurance and health care savings were points of discussion among three school boards and their staffs this week. Wednesday, the Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee county school boards met for an annual joint meeting, covering a variety of topics, including how to save money on health care and benets. Rick Mills, Manatee County superintendent, said his district has prior itized health care, and is working on an initiative to bring open health care enrollment, centered around transparency, wellness and well-being, to the board. Were looking at a package that will enable us as a school district to manage our premiums. Given our current program in place, were anticipating a signicant cost increase in the next few years, he said. Don Hall, Manatees deputy superintendent for operations, said staff has budgeted 20 percent for health care cost increases. Charlotte County Public Schools superintendent Doug Whittaker said his district went to self-insuring in 2010, opening a health clinic for staff, and requiring them to pay $50 into the plan. The $50 was reim bursable, however, provided they went through a health screening. Premiums are exactly the same as in 2010. In 2015, we dont expect to raise premiums again, Whittaker said. I cant tell you how much money has been saved. We believe our clinic has saved us millions of dollars. The Manatee district also is self-insured. Since we met way down south (in Charlotte County) last year, Sarasota County has been looking really hard at being self-insured, Sarasota School Board member Frank Kovach said. We had some pushback from our medical community. Doctors were concerned, Whittaker said of Charlotte opening a district clinic. But after about a year, when they didnt see a real serious impact, it became less of an issue. He added Charlotte is on the threshold of opening a clinic in Punta Gorda, and eventually will open one in Englewood. The Sarasota County School District isnt self-insured, although superintendent Lori White echoed Kovachs comments about the districts interest. We have formed, with (Chief Financial Ofcer Mitsi Corcorans) leadership, a task force to discuss the idea of becoming self-insured. We decided this year wasnt the bargaining time to make that change, she said, adding leadership of the Sarasota Classied/ Teachers Association, the union that represents district staff, has become more open to the idea. (They) have had more willingness to explore what are some of the ways we can drive down these costs, because theyre eating away at money that could go to salaries, White said. Hall asked Whittaker what he meant when he said Charlotte had had no cost increases for ve years. Weve had no increase in our premiums. Weve had, at the most, less than 1 percent increases weve been able to absorb, and maybe a total of 2 percent increase in real costs, Whittaker said. Julie Aranibar, Manatees board chair woman, asked about the average age of Charlotte district employees. Id say old. We are Charlotte County, now the second oldest county in the U.S., he replied. But our workforce is younger than it was ve years ago. Sarasota Board member Shirley Brown was curious about the smoking policies of the other two districts. Manatee County has banned smoking from its school campuses. Whittaker said Charlotte County recently changed its policy. We had no smoking on any school property, then picnic tables popped up behind Dumpsters, and there were areas in the back where people were smoking, he said, adding union leadership brought it to the districts attention that the policy wasnt being enforced. As of April 1 of last year, there is absolutely no tobacco use, including vapor cigarettes, on any campus. We dont even want parents smoking in the parent pickup lines not that were dragging them out of their cars but it stopped. People now literally have to drive off campus (to smoke).Email: annek@sun-herald.comSchool boards talk healthBy ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITERFairly clear skies ahead, but hotBy JOEL S. LANGHAMSUN CORRESPONDENTI wouldnt be surprised if we saw 95 degrees on Saturday. AJim Farrell, WIN K-TV meteorologist Shop for a Cause to benefit RelayMacys will play host to its ninth annual Shop for a Cause event Aug. 23. Savings passes are $5 each, and will benefit individual Relay teams. When you shop Aug. 23, you will receive 25 percent off regular, sale and clearance merchandise, including designer brands. You also will receive 10 percent off electronics, furniture, mattresses and area rugs. And you will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, with no purchase necessary. To obtain savings passes, email Matt Mason at m.yates.mason@gmail. com.NAACP to hold meetingsThe NAACP will hold its Youth Council meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the MidCounty Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. It will conduct its General Meeting at 3 p.m. that day, also at the library. Both meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Holly at 941-421-6532.Coalition to hold meetingsThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland will hold an Administrative Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at 2886 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1, Port Charlotte. In addition, the ELCFH will hold a Quality Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 at the same address. Both meetings are open to the public. They also will be held via conference call by calling 866-6288620, and entering participant code 504163#. For more information, call 941-255-1650.YMCA to hold fundraiserThe Charlotte County Family YMCA will hold a Safari Party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Bayfront Center YMCA, 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. This event will be a fun night, with steak and shrimp for dinner, and dancing music with performers Tim Goodman and Roseanne Botts. The master of cer emonies will be Gid Pool. 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The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. NORTH PORT The State Attorneys Ofce declined to le charges against a North Port man arrested last year on a charge of resisting arrest who claimed he was physically abused by the North Port Police Department. Joe Gibson, 30, had wandered naked into the woods off of Interstate 75 last year in mid-December, prompting the police to launch a search. He eventually turned up by himself at his mother Stephanies Napoleon Road home, but was still experiencing bouts of mania, which prompted Stephanie to call police again in hopes of placing her son under a Baker Act for treatment. Instead of taking Gibson to a mental health facility for 72 hours of treatment, as outlined by the Baker Act, North Port police would eventually arrest Gibson and charge him with a felony count of resisting arrest, after they say he physically lashed out at them. An NPPD report from Gibsons arrest on Dec. 15 states that the 30-year-old had conducted a physical barrage on the three ofcers who responded to the scene, but Stephanie said that instead of helping her son, the ofcers physically assaulted him. Assistant State Attorney Rebekah Bragg was unavailable for comment, but Stephanie told the Sun Thursday that the State Attorneys Ofce felt the fair and just resolution was to not prosecute the one count of resisting arrest. Joe would eventually le a complaint with the department against the ofcers who arrested him, claiming that while he was delusional at the time and was not cooperating with ofcers, the ofcers had control of him once they pinned him to the ground, so there was no need to strike him. North Port Police Chief Kevin Vespia said the internal affairs investigation has been completed, but he had not yet had the opportunity to review it. He declined comment until reviewing the information. Stephanie said they have not yet decided whether they are going to le a civil action again the Police Department, and were frustrated that the results of the IA had yet to be released. Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comState declines action on resisting arrest caseBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER NORTH PORT A 20-year-old man faces sexual battery charges for reportedly assaulting and raping two girls, one 15 years old at the time, according to the North Port Police Department. Anthony James Jacot, of the 2600 block of Halladay Street, was charged Thursday with two counts of sexual assault on a victim older than 12; and one count each of lewd or lascivious behavior, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and giving liquor to a person under 21, a report shows. Now 16, the rst victim began a sexual relationship with Jacot when she was 15, after meeting at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall in January. They had multiple sexual encounters at Jacots home, where he lives with his mother and father, the report shows. The victim told police that Jacot used alcohol and drugs and had extreme mood swings, during which he would become physically and sexually abusive. The report states the victim was choked and raped by Jacot approximately 12 separate times. A second female, now 18, came forward in July and told authorities that Jacot raped her once when she was 17 years old. The report states that when the second victim refused to have sex with Jacot, he repeatedly punched her in the head and face, choked her and raped her. Both of the females stated that Jacot used a number of drugs, including snorting morphine and smoking synthetic marijuana. A third female inter viewed in July said that Jacot never forced himself on her, although she corroborated the drug use and mood swings. The third female told authorities that Jacot is the father of four children and has had sex with at least 90 girls. Jacots Facebook page claims he went to North Port High School and describes himself as a Southern Djentlmen. Jacot was, at one point, the lead singer of a progressive deathcore band called Siege of Malakand, and had songs titled Dead Girls Cant Say No and We Sell Rape and Rape Accessories. Jacot now lists himself on Facebook as the lead singer of a genre folk fusion band called Anchorhouse, which hopes to spread love and music. Anchorhouse is also afliated with Mother Earth and Father Sky. All of the Universe, and lists the drug LSD as their inuence, Facebook shows. Jacot was arrested at his Halladay Street home on Tuesday and taken to the Sarasota County Jail, where he remains without bond. He was charged on July 14 by the Charlotte County Sheriffs Office for possession of mar ijuana, court records show.Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comNorth Port man, 20, charged with raping two girlsBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITER ANTHONY | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSLocal education foundation seeks volunteerThe Charlotte Local Education Foundation is in need of a volunteer to staff the Teacher Supply Depot, 1445 Education Way, Port Charlotte, at least one afternoon per week; times and days are exible. The foundation would like to work with an organized person to sort and stock supplies, as well as to meet and greet teachers as they shop. The Teacher Supply Depot is free shopping for Charlotte County teachers. It has a large selection of books, craft items and educational tools, as well as paper, pencils and some ofce items. To volunteer, contact Mary Fred Clemmons at 941-2557500, ext. 294, or mary. clemmons@yourchar to benefit Toys for TotsVisani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, will feature comedy hypnotist Rich Guzzi at 8 p.m. Aug. 26. Tickets are $10 per person. All proceeds will benet Charlotte County Toys for Tots. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, call Carol Pickford, Toys for Tots coordinator, at 941-626-6215.Library to hold eventThe Friends of the Port Charlotte Library will sponsor a Fiber Arts and Quilters event at 10:30 a.m. today at the library, 2280 Aaron St. This group is for quilters and ber artists of all levels, and provides a forum for discussion on various topics. Demonstration techniques will also be presented in a casual, fun and friendly atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring in current projects for display, advice or swap. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-764-5559.AWL offers Microchip ClinicThe Animal Welfare League, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, will offer a Microchip Clinic for your dog or cat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $25, which includes registration. This procedure is safe, simple and fast. Be a responsible pet owner and microchip your pet. For more information, call 941-625-6720, or visit displayed at Touch-a-TruckThe Veteran Motor Car Club of America, Southwest Florida Region will display antique trucks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Touch-a-Truck Community Family Event at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. This event is for families with children and grandchildren to who would like to touch, explore, pretend and ask questions about the vehicles. Owners of any year, make or model truck, large or small, are welcome to participate for free by bringing your truck to the event. The public is invited at no charge. To preregister, call 941-626-4452 or 941-833-5444. 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Our Town Page 8 C The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 Election letters deadline Aug.19Editors note: We will be accepting letters related to the Aug. 26 primary election until 5 p.m. Aug. 19.Just be happy with what you haveEditor: No one said they didnt want you to have a cut-through, we just want to know what the impact will be on Alligator Creek and the harbor. You weaken your sea walls by going out to the Harbor three to four times a week and put your life in danger from the storms. And I am sure that all the runoff from your over-fertilized lawns will really benet the sea life and plants. A man in Englewood gets a ne for cutting down mangroves, but its OK do it in PGI? I was born in Punta Gorda. My family has shed the waters of Charlotte County for over 100 years, until you transplants took that way of life away from them. Do you think that humpback bridge is there just so you can get a view of PGI? It was one of the main ways out of PGI until they cut through the Ponce outlet, so maybe you should be the one to get your facts straight before writing a letter. It does affect everyone in the county, as well. The harbor is a playground to all who live here. Its looking more and more like it is all about you. Maybe you should just enjoy your little slice of paradise that you have and deal with it. Yankees always wanting more and more, so just be happy with what you have. And have a great day.Larry L. Lowe Sr. Port CharlotteSupports Ivankovic for commissionEditor: Your recent endorsement of the incumbent candidate for District 4 commissioner is wrong. Either you failed to do your homework on Deutsch or youre too concerned about backlash from his cronies. Anyone can Google Charlotte County Clerk of Court website, as I have done, and search the candidates names to ensure each is indeed an upstanding citizen with unquestionable char acter. As Deutsch states on his own website, My belief is that elected ofcials must serve with the highest degree of integrity. As for Stoltzfus, I encourage voters of Charlotte County to check out the clerks website. There is only one viable District 4 candidate and thats Dave Ivankovic.Susan Hutt Port CharlotteCity just another layer of bureaucracyEditor: Is Port Charlotte incorporation city-hood good for the residents of the area? I dont think so. It may be good for the few who would gain control to regulate and power to tax and spend our money. Another layer of bureaucracy and taxes to support it is inherently bad for residents. Those who would like to control their own destiny should avoid bureaucracy, not create it. In reference to necessary service, the Port Charlotte area would nd it difcult, if not impossible, to afford to staff and equip a law enforcement agency close to measuring up to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. The character and identity of unincorporated Port Charlotte are the reasons my wife and I chose to purchase our home here. For those who enjoy the quaint downtown and waterfront festivals of Punta Gorda as my wife and I do, cross the river and when nished enjoying, cross back and go home to beautiful Port Charlotte. Let us not allow city-hood to spoil the character and identity of the unincorporated Port Charlotte we love and are so proud of.Jim Hull Port CharlotteInconsistency in GOP politicsEditor: Democrats represent the majority of Floridas registered voters. Over-representation of rural districts and voter suppression in urban areas plus a healthy measure of gerrymandering has given the Republican minority a crafty way to be the legislative majority party. This has consequences when a party puts a priority on ideology instead of the majority of Floridians. A case in point is opposition to the ACA (Obamacare). Floridas Republican Legislature has denied the Florida Department of Insurance the ability to challenge health insurer rate increases. Many believe this was done to make it more probable increases would occur so Republicans could further rant about Obamacare. In spite of the lack of oversight by the Department of Insurance, rates are mostly decreasing and any increases are at a much lower rate than prior to Obamacare. It would be better still if Republican ideology had not squished accepting a 100-percent-paid-for increase in enrollment in Medicaid. The millions of Floridians denied Medicaid continue to seek higher cost emergency room services, thus further increasing the cost to all insured Floridians. Republicans accept government-insured Medicare, yet deny coverage to sick poor kids. Hypocritical, you bet it is, but inconsistency is no stranger to Republican politics. Republicans originally opposed the socialism in Medicare but didnt oppose the VA (nothing is closer to a socialist health delivery system than the VA). I guess they can turn a blind eye to socialism when it suits them.Douglas Kennedy Punta GordaChoosing Yates in North PortEditor: As an individual who has observed Commissioner Yates since her election to the commission in 2010, I cannot stress enough how important her re-election will be. From the very beginning of her term she has been our one commissioner standing up for the citizens of North Port. She has consistently and persistently researched each and every matter, asking the tough questions, and the proof positive lies in her record for anyone to hear and see for themselves in the city of North Ports online recorded meetings. She remains steadfast in her commitment to have her constituents fairly represented, whether it is the issue of the Bayite emergency helicopter operation remaining in North Port (because of her insistence that it be placed back on the agenda) or her attempt to keep Warm Mineral Springs from closing, with her suggestion in the spring of 2013 to keep it open for swimming only while working out the future plan. It was not until a year later when both the Sarasota and North Port commissions voted to follow her suggestion, but only after its closure the rst time. Please take the time to question and do your own research. North Ports future is in our hands, and as for me, Commissioner Yates is the one I choose to remain in Seat 5.Kathryn Lanza North PortIsrael is not a terrorist nationEditor: Responding to the letter on Aug. 6, this person claims the Israelis are terrorists who supposedly occupy Gaza. Its also stated that Hamas was democratically elected. Well, look up the word ter rorism, The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Terrorist: A person or persons who terrorizes or frightens others. First, Israel isnt occupying Gaza. Second, Israel doesnt continually re missiles on a daily basis into Gaza. Third, Israel hasnt built any terrorist tunnels into Gaza for the sole purpose of killing and kidnapping the inhabitants of Gaza. Hamas doesnt care about how many people die in Gaza. If they did, they wouldnt use them as human shields. Its a known fact that Hamas has no other purpose but to destroy Israel. As for the Palestinians they are as much to blame as Hamas for the loss of innocent lives. They knew about the terrorist tunnels, about Hamas placing weapons and missiles near schools, homes and other buildings. What did they do to stop Hamas from doing this? Nothing. If this person ever looked at a map of the Middle East, it would become apparent that Israel is surrounded by all Arab countries who, at one point, wanted Israel wiped off the face of the earth. Fortunately, Israel with the help of the U.S. learned how to defend itself. Israel has the right to defend itself from people who want to obliterate it. That doesnt make Israel a terrorist.Howard Elkin Punta GordaHelmets, please, when riding bicyclesEditor: As an avid bicycle rider and fan of our rst responders, I was very impressed with the ride recently completed by our Brotherhood Riders. However, I was very disturbed by the images these riders portrayed. The pictures in the Sun showed most riders wore hel mets that appear to be inappropriate for preventing head injuries in a bicycle accident. Worse yet, several riders wore no safety helmets, but instead wore baseball-type caps. Head injuries are the number one cause of deaths from bicycle accidents. Earlier this year, our local weather forecaster, Jim Reif, lost his life in a bicycle accident where he was not wearing a helmet. Please, Brotherhood Riders, recognize the impact your images and behavior have on inuencing the many bicycle riders who look up to you. Next ride, please wear the appropriate helmets.Wayne Palmer Punta Gorda OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. 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Readers with access to the Internet may email Letters to the Editor at LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYEmail letters to letters@sun-herald.comChairman Derek Dunn-Rankin Publisher David Dunn-Rankin Executive Editor Chris Porter Editorial page editor Brian Gleason Editorial writer Stephen Baumann Editor John Hackworth V IEWPOINT A state, a plan, PanamaOUR POSITION: Anniversary highlights coming wave of imports from expanded canal.Thursdays 100th anniver sary of the opening of the Panama Canal on Aug. 14, 1914, is a reminder of the potential economic boon to Florida when a $6 billion expansion project is completed in 2015. Ports around the state, including Port Manatee and Port Tampa, have embarked on their own expansions to accommodate the larger ships that pass through the canal to and from the U.S. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates container volume at Gulf Coast ports could more than double by 2029. Floridas 15 deep-water ports plan to spend $2.6 billion over ve years deepening their channels, adding cranes, dockside rail and other infrastructure to better position themselves to capture the cargo trafc and the good-paying jobs that trade generates, according to Florida Trend magazine. At Port Tampa, a $20.8 million container-yard expansion drew $10.4 million in state funding, part of $129 million in seaport funding in the 2014-2015 state budget. Port Manatee, which bills itself as the closest U.S. port to the canal, is exploring a dredging project to deepen Manatee Harbors 40-foot depth to attract larger ships. Without the dredging, the port cannot handle the 47to 50-foot drafts of the massive new ships. A similar dredging project is already underway at Port Miami, giving it the early edge over Gulf Coast ports. (Cargo will still wind up in shallower ports, after being transferred to smaller ships in hub ports, such as Freeport, Bahamas.) The race to lure shipping from West Coast ports is not without risk, both for the port authorities making multimillion-dollar investments and state economic development ofcials steering billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. The COE study noted that a manufacturing shift from China to India and Southeast Asia would make shipping containers through the Suez Canal to U.S. East Coast ports more economical, at the expense of southern U.S. ports closer to the Panama Canal. Another wild card is climate change. The Corps study stated, recent climate models indicate the Northwest Passage [through the Arctic Ocean] could be ice-free for up to nine months by the year 2030. Ships from China could traverse the passage to reach Northeast U.S. ports without having to pay costly canal toll fees. Florida has some advantages, though. The state is soon expected to become the third most populous in the country and its location makes it costly to transport goods here by land. Direct shipping to Tampa or Manatee could be an attractive alternative. Another incentive for shippers is the ability to reload with Florida agricultural exports and avoid empty return trips. A report by Shipping Watch magazine estimated the cost of shipping empty containers back to Asia costs industry leader Maersk Line more than $1 billion a year. Florida Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam traveled to Panama earlier this year to see the progress on the canal expansion and to pitch exports. It remains to be seen how growing import trafc will affect communities away from ports, such as Sarasota, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Demand for distribution centers, warehouses, cheap land and intermodel facilities will almost certainly rise, especially along Interstate 75. Asian demand could impact which crops Florida farmers plant. One hundred years ago, the Panama Canal transformed global shipping. 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The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 C Our Town Page 9 VIEWPOINT Politicians have ranges of positions of varying widths that they nd acceptable. Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she nds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obamas range of acceptable positions has been far narrower. This is reected in their attitudes about military action in Iraq. Clinton was for it in 2002 and was against it by 2007. Obama was always against what he called a dumb war. As for President George W. Bushs surge strategy, Clinton told Obama, in front of a surprised and dismayed Robert Gates, that her opposition to the surge was political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary. Obama, according to Gates, merely conceded that opposition to the surge by whom? was political. So perhaps it was not too surprising that Clinton told the Atlantics Jeffrey Goldberg that Hamas initiated this conict with Israel (a contrast with Obamas condemnation of violence on both sides), that Iran has no right to enrichment (which Obama is conceding in negotiations) and that Obamas refusal to aid acceptable Syrian rebels in 2011 left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now lled. Clintons dismissal of Obamas foreign policy philosophy was contemptuous. Great nations need organizing principles, and dont do stupid stuff is not an organizing principle. Circumstances have changed, so the once-loyal secretary of state, now contemplating her second presidential candidacy, was engaging in Clintonian triangulation. She would be less rough than Bush, less dreamy than Obama: a Goldilocks candidate. But perhaps cir cumstances have not changed so much. After Obama adviser David Axelrod tweeted that stupid stuff referred to the Iraq war, Clinton announced she was ready to hug the president again. There are lots of left-wing peacenik voters in Democratic primaries. You have to win the nomination before getting to the general election. Clintons turnaround was not as surprising, however, as Obamas. The president who declared in June 2011 that the tide of war is receding and that the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will come to a responsible end has ordered hundreds of U.S. troops back to Iraq and launched air strikes with no end in sight there. For a politician whose range of acceptable positions has previously been very narrow, this is an astonishing turnaround. There is only one explanation: Obamas foreign policy is in shambles. Decisions he took in 2011, perhaps with the 2012 election in mind, have come to seem gravely mistaken. The refusal to aid Syrian rebels, which Clinton opposed in internal administration councils, has left the eld open to the Islamic State rebels who control much of Syria and Northern Iraq and threaten U.S.-friendly Iraqi Kurdistan. The decision to leave Iraq without a residual U.S. troop presence, contrary to military leaders recommendation to station 10,000 there, has left the U.S. with little political or military leverage. Obama now cites Iraqs refusal to give parliamentary approval of a status of forces agreement as the reason for total withdrawal. But he did have administrative approval, which is the basis for American status-offorces agreements elsewhere. In the 2012 foreign policy debate with Mitt Romney, Obama sang a different tune. He didnt want a SOF agreement, Obama said: What I would not have done is left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. That stand was within the narrow range of positions Obama found acceptable. Keeping troops in Iraq was not. Now, it cannot be said for certain that different decisions would have produced optimal results. Aiding Syrian rebels was a dicey proposition at best, and there was no guarantee it would have produced an acceptable alternative to the Assad regime. Keeping a troop presence in Iraq might not have prevented the dysfunctional course of the al-Maliki government, either. But it probably would have imposed some restraint. And it would give the United States a better logistical position to repel the Islamic State, protect the Yazidis and guard Kurdistan than we have now the goals Obama says he is now pursuing. No president can anticipate all the twists and turns the world will take during his tenure in ofce. But this president has been proven dreadfully wrong. Between rounds of golf and political fundraisers rst things rst he has been forced to realize that America cannot withdraw from troublesome parts of the world without terrible consequences. Michael Barone is a senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner. Readers can reach him via www. washingtonexaminer. com.Anticipating the twists and turns Michael Barone The Republican Party has nally admitted what has been fairly obvious for much of the past six years: It produces fake news. This is not an earth-shattering revelation to anybody who has been paying attention but, still, its an important step for the party to embrace the phoniness. NRCC Launches Fake News Sites to Attack Democratic Candidates was a headline in the National Journal on Tuesday. As Shane Goldmacher reported, The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under re earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources. These two dozen sites, with names such as North County Update and Central Valley Update look like political fact-checking sites; the NRCCs spokeswoman, Andrea Bozek, called it a new and effective way to disseminate information. An NRCC ofcial told me the sites are legal because, if you scroll all the way to the bottom, youll nd, Paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee in small print. Theyre not fake websites, the ofcial said. These are real attack websites. Real attacks, but fake news: This is a fairly accurate summary of what the GOPs scandalmongers have been purveying during the Obama years. There was the assertion that the White House was covering up high-level involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, a gun program under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that went awry. No evidence was found. There was the accusation that the Obama White House pushed through money for Solyndra to pay the presidents political cronies even though ofcials knew the solar-energy rm was going bankrupt. Didnt happen that way. Accusation: Obamacare would bring about the collapse of the American health care system and replace it with socialized medicine and death panels. No such thing has occurred. The IRS scandal, it was alleged, could be traced back to the White House, which targeted Obamas enemies for political reasons. Nope. The actual truth of the allegations doesnt matter. Each one sullied President Obamas name, and investigators failure to deliver the goods did little to remove the taint. Thats why fake news works: Falsehoods can drive a presidents approval rating into the cellar while the truth is still getting out of bed. And now we have the Benghazi exoneration. For nearly two years, Republicans have been alleging all manner of scandal involving the 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in the Libyan city. That somebody Hillary Clinton? issued a stand-down order to prevent help from getting to American ofcials under re; that Clinton had rejected pleas for more diplomatic security in Libya; and that the Obama White House pushed false talking points to play down the terrorist attacks. The accusations have been roundly debunked, most recently in military ofcers testimony released by the GOPcontrolled House Armed Services Committee. Now theres a bipar tisan report, adopted unanimously by the GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee on July 31, awaiting declassication by the administration. It throws yet another bucket of cold water on the conspiracy theories. In a statement, the top Democrat on the panel, Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, said the report nds that: There was no intelligence failure sur rounding the Benghazi attacks. There was no standdown order given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, and no American was left behind. The talking points reected the conicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis. There was no illegal activity or illegal arms sales occurring at U.S. facilities in Benghazi. And there was absolutely no evidence, in documents or testimony, that the intelligence communitys assessments were politically motivated in any way. The report is not yet public, and Republican sources indicate that there is more disagreement in the report than Ruppersbergers statement indicates and that the report is not as exculpatory as he implies. But there has been no challenge from the Republican side to the accuracy of the ndings Ruppersberger detailed in his statement. Now that the truth is catching up to them, House Republicans will need to stay one step ahead. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the select committee on Benghazi, told CNNs Deirdre Walsh last week that, despite what the Intelligence Committee found, there is more work to be done and more to be investigated. Excellent. Maybe he can post his phony accusations on some fake news websites. Dana Milbank is a Washington Post columnist. Readers may reach him at danamilbank@washpost. com.Republicans embrace their phoniness Dana Milbank Exercisebikecollectingdust? SellitintheClassifieds!Call941-429-3110tofindouthow! CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE The zoning official has received a request for an Administrative Variance and intends to grant the variance pursuant to Section 3-9-6.1(g) of the Charlotte County Zoning Code. Petition number AVAR-14-014 is being requested by Your Home of Florida (for Brian and Carrie Slighly). The request is for an Administrative Variance to increase the lot coverage allowed from 35% to 35.84%, located in the Residential Single Family-5 (RSF-5) zoning district. The property address is 80 Pine Valley Place, Port Charlotte, Florida and is described as Lot 685, Rotonda West Pine Valley Subdivision, located in Section 25, Township 41 South, Range 20 East. A complete legal description and additional information are on file This notice is being mailed to the adjoining property owners as revealed by the current County Tax Roll. Within fifteen (15) days of the publication of this notice, but not thereafter, any interested person may apply in writing stating their name, the nature of their interest and the nature of their opposition. Any such written communication should be addressed to Shaun Cullinan, Zoning Official, Charlotte County Community Development Department, Zoning Division, 18400 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948-1095. 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Our Town Page 10 C The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE The citrus greening disease that kills trees but rst slashes fruit yields hasnt been conquered. Neither has canker and a host of other pests and diseases. Still, commercial citrus growers and people in related elds arent giving up on a $9-billion-a-year Florida industry that supports an estimated 76,000 jobs. This year theyve attracted more federal and state research dollars for ghting their biggest nemesis: greening, also called HLB. Since rst detected nine years ago in MiamiDade County, greening has been found in every citrus-producing county in Florida, as well as in portions of Texas and Louisiana. Until HLB-resistant varieties can be developed, growers are concentrating on keeping infected trees as robust as possible. Thats a major driver for the annual Citrus Expo seminar and trade show beginning today at Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Its expected to attract at least 2,000 industry members over the next two days. Top of mind for growers: Boosting yields of usable fruit even as the greening ght goes on. Weve got to have enough product to make our major juice producers a prot or theyll pull out and the industry collapses, said Norman Todd, a citrus grower and consultant for more than 50 years. Such a debacle doesnt look imminent. Last year the Coca-Cola Co. committed $2 billion to support planting of 25,000 acres of new orange groves in Florida. For Duda Ranches LaBelle properties, a por tion of that investment will bring 2,900 acres of new plantings of oranges for the juice market. In a separate under taking, we have begun lling in empty spaces in our existing 8,000 acres of juice and fresh (fruit) varieties, said Rob Atchley, Duda general manager for citrus groves in Florida and Texas. Todd himself is optimistic well survive greening, although it will be difcult and costly. Helping out: The farm bill President Barack Obama signed into law early February gives a $125 million emergency allocation over ve years for studies into stopping the greening disease. The $77 billion budget Gov. Rick Scott signed this spring pledges about $3.5 million for pest and disease control. And in June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced another $6.5 million for three Florida projects aimed at ghting greening. Through taxing themselves on the number of boxes of fruit harvested, Florida citrus growers have invested some $70 million into greening research over the past ve years, said Wayne Simmons, head of LaBelle Fruit Co. and president of Gulf Citrus Growers Association. Theres no quick and easy x, Simmons said, adding: Were closer than we were ve years ago.Citrus industry down but not outBy LAURA RUANE FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS there are several benets of improving the major roadway, including better access to Murdock Village, which will be further developed in the future. There will be better trafc ow, he said. And a widened U.S. 41 would be able to handle increased trafc. In June, Scott signed his Its Your Money Tax Cut Budget, with $10.1 billion set aside to improve Floridas infrastructure. Our economy is strong and growing, Scott stated in a press release Thursday. Because of our growth, we were able to secure more than $10 billion for transportation projects, which is the largest transportation funding ever in Florida history. ... These projects will enhance our infrastructure to support commerce, decrease commute times and make our roads safer for families. The most expensive of the six ventures is a $255 million project that will add lanes to Interstate 95 in Volusia County, near Daytona Beach. Construction is expected to begin next year. Other projects will take place in Miami-Dade, Hernando, Duval and Bay counties.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comSCOTTFROM PAGE 1 CRASHFROM PAGE 1authorities he was concerned that if he landed in deep water the fixed landing gear would cause the plane to flip over, so he aimed for the shoreline. The pilot saw groups of people along the beach, and attempted to navigate around them. He then aimed for a spot where he thought there were no people, and landed in the water near the shoreline, the report states. It wasnt until a woman on the beach told the pilot and his passenger, who were uninjured, that she needed a cellphone to call 911 that the pilot learned the airplane hit two people. The plane landed 200 feet beyond the swimmers. Venice Police provided transcripts from interviews with six witnesses, who were consistent in what they saw and heard. One stated he was standing in waist-deep water when he saw the airplane pass directly over his head about 30 feet above. There was no noise from the engine and the propeller (was twirling), he said. According to Rebecca Irazarry, Ommys wife, she saw the plane in her peripheral vision pass by very low, but didnt see her family struck. Her stepson, who was coming out of the water when the plane passed by, told her that he ducked when it went over his head. He didnt indicate if he saw his father or sister struck by the aircraft.The victims were in about 4 feet of water and were very close to each other, states the report. The wife ran to pull her stepdaughter out of the water and a friend pulled her husband out of the water. Both victims were unresponsive and not breathing. A man arrived with knowledge of CPR and gave assistance to her husband, while the wife administered to her stepdaughter, according to the report. When investigators reassembled the plane in central Florida, days later, the engine started up after the second attempt. NTSB, Federal Aviation Administration, Piper Aircraft and Lycoming Engine investigators further documented the airplane and engine. Each wing fuel tanks fuel supply line from the tank to its disconnect point in the cockpit was found to be clear, and each tanks vent system was also clear. Engine compression, magneto spark (a series of the equivalent of automobile spark plugs), and engine crankshaft checks were also completed with no anomalies noted, according to the report. The carburetor was examined, with nothing found that would have precluded normal operation. Research of engine electrical, air induction and fuel delivery systems continues. The report states the pilot indicated it was the first time the airplane had flown in the preceding three and a half months. The left fuel tank was three-quarters full, while the right fuel tank was half-full. NTSB officials would not comment on the report, except to say it could take up to a year for a final report to be issued. The Irizarry family had come to Sarasota County from Georgia to celebrate Ommy and Rebeccas nine-year anniversary. Ommy, who was stationed at Fort Stewart, left a touching love note for his wife on Facebook just hours before he died.Email: PHOTO PROVIDEDOmmy Irizarry with his 9-year-old daughter, Oceana. awarded $1.57 million. And more courtroom drama yet may unfold. Not only could the plaintiffs appeal the monetary award, but Charlotte County announced it will seek a second opinion in the original liability trial in January, when the county was found to have committed a taking of the property by denying building permits in the absence of water and sewer systems. We have not been able to appeal the taking decision, until now, Frohlich said. Its our goal to appeal. If the a ppellate court reverses the decision, then not only would the plaintiffs lose their minimal monies, but they would owe Charlotte County a substantial amount of money for costs and attorneys fees. In the original trial, 20th Circuit Judge Joseph Foster ruled the county denied the plaintiffs use of their property for a ve-year period from Feb. 13, 2006, when the county refused to issue building permits, to March 31, 2011, when the county installed a new water and sewer system in Rotonda Villas. As such, the jury of 12 was instructed to determine the amount of damages by using a formula that calculates the difference of the property values before and after the taking in February 2006, then multiplying it by the market rate of return over the next ve years. Both sides agreed that the market rate of return was a key consideration in the judgment, while offering wildly divergent estimates of what that number should be. The argument seemed to come down to the expectations of the plaintiffs during a hot real estate market at the start of 2006, versus the reality of what actually occurred during the next ve years, which coincided with the bursting of the housing bubble. The plaintiffs were seeking a $33 million verdict, based on a 13 percent market rate of return compounded annually, raising it to 17 percent, ultimately yielding an 87 percent return on their investment. The county, taking the recession into account, was offering about $1 million, assuming a 2 percent market rate of return per year. Thomas M. Dougherty, attorney for the plaintiffs, framed his case to the jury by using the judges own words in his previous ruling, saying property owners suffered substantial deprivation of the use of their land and are due full compensation. He also cited constitutional rights to bolster his argument. The constitution allows the individual citizen the unshakable right to stand up against his or her government and ask for fair and full compensation, he said. All three plaintiffs took the stand this past week to tell how their property was rendered useless when the county failed to provide water and sewer service. For example, Bilowit purchased 302 of his lots for $9 million before the taking of the property in 2006. After the taking, a proposed bulk sale of these lots for $12 million fell through when the potential buyers learned there was no water or sewer service, Dougherty said. The plaintiffs all said they had planned to sell their properties within a year, thereby avoiding the nancial hit brought on by the housing collapse. The sole reason Charlotte County refused to give building permits was the lack of sewer and water, Dougherty stated. Thats all because Charlotte County failed to do their job. The county countered that there was no demand to buy in Rotonda Villas, saying there were thousands of other vacant lots available in the area that were far readier for development with water, electricity and approval for septic systems but still werent selling. Littlestar told jurors that the county didnt live up to its promise to provide water and sewer service, making it impossible to sell the land. But the county pointed out that Littlestar actually owned the utility that installed and owned the water and sewer systems in Rotonda Villas from 1994 to 1998, and should have known the systems were not operable before he purchased the property. Frohlich characterized Littlestar as a real estate salesman, who never intended to build on the land, only to ip it for prot. He said Littlestars testimony was only a sales pitch to the jury. These plaintiffs are not to be compensated for any alleged lost prots, Frohlich said in his closing argument. And there is a very common-sense reason for that. The plaintiffs still own all their lots, and they intend to sell their lots. Frohlich also told the jury how another plaintiff, Andress, spent tens of thousands of dollars to buy more lots, even after the countys taking of the property. Actions speak louder than words, Frohlich repeated. After the jurys verdict, county commissioners, who all had been present during the trial, also rejoiced in the outcome. The jurors really showed they had a lot of patience and paid very close attention, Commissioner Tricia Duffy said. The $3 million decision is much more fair to the taxpayers of Charlotte County.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comSEWERFROM PAGE 1The $3 million decision is much more fair to the taxpayers of Charlotte County. Tricia Duy, Charlotte County commissioner Toys for Tots seeks helpCharlotte County Toys for Tots seeks two volunteers to assist with the Pickup Picnic, set for Sept. 13 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Setup will begin at 10:30 a.m. The show will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by Tailgaters of Central Florida. Toys for Tots also seeks a volunteer who is interested in doing public relations. This individual would make contact with local radio and newspaper outlets to inform them about Toys for Tots events. In addition, the organization is in need of a canopy. To volunteer or donate a canopy to this worthwhile cause, call Carol Pickford at 941-626-6215.Bird club seeks vendorsThe Companion Bird Club of Charlotte County will hold its popular Bird Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept.14 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. At the present time, this club seeks a food vendor, as well as bird and product vendors cages, food and toys. There will be rafes throughout the day. For questions, call Carol Runyon at 941-456-2648. To volunteer at this event, call Judy Ventrella at 941-249-8267. To learn more about the Companion Bird Club, visit, or call Judy at 941-249-8267. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEF ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ .


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Our Town Page 12 C The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Imagine the better part of a thousand teachers and 900 more nonteaching staff leaving hot, humid, storm-damaged homes without electricity, or leaving motels miles from their school district workplace, and arriving at 5:30 a.m. or staying until 9 or 10 at night due to double-session school scheduling.Re-create similar images for many of 17,000 students from 3 to 19 years of age, and the cinema in your mind will put you directly in the world of Monday, Aug. 30, 2004. These incredible people students, staff, parents and community members of Charlotte County struggled mightily to craft a normal, typical day from the ruins of a community and school system decimated a mere two weeks earlier by a Category 4 hurricane, Hurricane Charley. It is these people I salute in this writing, as we mark 10 years from that time. Recently, Andrea Messina and Christy Feinberg asked me to recount salient memories from that event. I agreed and began thinking about all that transpired in the aftermath of the storm, especially in those critical rst few weeks post-storm, but also in the months that followed. My thoughts ran then, and continue to run to this day, directly to people students, parents, staff, community members good folks whom I had grown to love, who shook off the shock of the storm and stepped up, singularly at rst, then in a humanistic harmony that righted our school district and community at a dizzying speed. So many deserving people never received an ofcial or public thanks for their contributions, and I want to name a few of those people here. I cannot possibly name all of those ne people in this space, but I want all of the helpers to know that I, and a grateful community, knew then and have never forgotten how much your unselsh work meant to all. I not only offer my public thanks, but also I hope to encourage the citizens of Charlotte County to recall people who were heroes or helpful neighbors to them, and perhaps take a moment to thank them for their help 10 years ago. My focus is, of course, on people in and around the school system who were completely unselfish and helpful. First, my overarching and heartfelt thanks go out to the countless teachers, leadership staff, students, secretaries, social workers, food-service workers, counselors, custodians, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, aides, technicians, psychologists, mechanics, coaches and others who were quietly doing things that pulled us all together and created a synergy of purpose and caring. To all of these people, I humbly say, Thank you. I recall specic people like Terri Whitacre, director of our school food-service program, who immediately after the storm sought and gained USDA approval to move most of the still-frozen school lunch food from the Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte middle school freezers, where there was no electricity, to the intact Englewood schools. Doing this enabled us to feed hundreds of community members who were hungry, and who sheltered at those schools in the two weeks after the storm; I recall Chuck Weeks, a technical specialist with CCPS, who almost singlehandedly formed Charleys Angels, a group of CCPS employ ees who brought water, tarps, plywood and food, and anything else needed, to families around the area they literally went door to door and roof to roof, just helping folks in need. I remember Rich Turney and Dennis Neff, head custodians at Charlotte High School and Port Charlotte High School, respectively, who, when they heard PCHS was going to host CHS on double sessions, met and painstakingly worked out the details to make a huge undertaking look easy and feel as painless as possible for students and staff of both schools. There were folks like Jill Mead and Ron Scarborough, and many bus drivers and mechanics of the CCPS transportation department, who took school buses through neighborhood after neighborhood after the storm. Their buses were loaded with plywood, cases of water, and supplies of all kinds, ready to help anyone and everyone who needed it; they also crafted an entirely new bus routing system for more than 10,000 student riders in less than two weeks to accommodate the new school hours an almost impossible task in such a short time frame. Dan Jeffers and Kathie Bohlander, principals at Lemon Bay High School and L.A. Ainger Middle School, respectively, coordinated the entire community shelter program at those two schools for two weeks, often arriving at 6 a.m., and leaving after 9 at night. They also offered shelter to weary workers coming in from out of county who had no place to stay but their trucks. There were teachers like Sonja Rozier and Angela Navarro, Cynthia Dunham-Durheimer and Mark James, and Marti Savard and Karen Parnell who shared schools and classrooms on double sessions month after month without complaint, with infectious smiles, and whose friendship have endured long after the double sessions. Men like Mike Riley and Steve Cummings took and dealt with call after call from the press, emergency personnel, and outside county groups wanting to help; they stayed in constant contact with me on every single issue confronting us for weeks on end. Women like my assistant Margie Smith tirelessly elded thousands of calls (when the phones came back up) from parents, staff and others wanting information on school damages and reopening plans; and Trish Thomas, director of the Charlotte Local Education Foundation, who coordinated, from dawn to after dark, the acceptance and delivery of thousands of donations to our district from other school districts, organizations and individuals from around the country. And, as I recall Charlotte Countys incredible young people, students like Kameron Keesling of CHS and Sarah Ingebretsen of PCHS who assisted their principals Barney Duffy and Steve Dionisio, as well as fellow students, throughout the year of double sessions with all the scheduling and activity changes that resulted. They were remarkable kids with amazing resilience, great ideas and maturity who truly lived their new dual motto, Divided by a River, United by a Storm. I remember amazing contributions from assistant superintendents and directors like Roseann Samson, who took charge of the daunting FEMA requirements and planning for all of the architectural selections and renderings for new schools; and Jerry Olivo, who coordinated the restoration, demolition and construction plans, and who ensured that schools were ready to open two weeks after the storm. Donna Widmeyer coordinated humanitarian and counseling services to hundreds of employees, students and community members (including employees of this newspaper) suffering from the emotional effects of the storm. Rene Desjardins, who stitched together, in concert with principals, the double-session fabric and the schedules that ensured a solid education for all our students in devastated schools. Fran Brasseur and Greg Griner pulled together the nancial and payroll plan to pay all our employees, without missing a pay date, despite electrical outages and logistical hurdles. Jan Williams coordinated the effort in Punta Gorda with the National Guard as they assisted in protecting our devastated schools until we could establish fencing and security; and Carol Kehrer, who, as purchasing director, coordinated both the accounting of destroyed equipment and the procurement of new equipment for double sessions and rebuilt schools a monumental task.I note also Tom Young in Human Resources, Dan Parrett from (the) Sarasota County (School District) (on loan to us indenitely at that time), who were instrumental in communication with our union leaders so that we were of one accord with all changes in working conditions. John Weant and Chris Bress in our technology departments worked with their teams to ensure that not only was the information infrastructure of our system safe, but they also made sure that our students and staff continued to have important classroom technology.Finally, I must commend the work and trust of the School Board at the time of the storm. Connie Kantor, Andrea Messina, Barbara Rendell, Sue Sifrit and Lee Swift made up the board during and in the few months after the storm, and most of them received damage to their homes or businesses on Aug. 13. Despite that, they were present and active in our rst meetings directly after the storm and, as plans crystalized in those rst couple of days, they voiced strong and unwavering support for me, my staff, and our plans to get our schools open for kids again. Their authorization of emergency powers to me in the days after the storm meant that we could move at high speed to clean up debris, repair what could be repaired, dry out student learning spaces, recraft schedules and restart the school year on Aug. 30. I have thanked them many times for their trust and support and, 10 years later, I thank them again for believing and being a part of the leader ship that took our school district from a point of watching 40 percent of its schools be seriously damaged or destroyed by a storm, to one that began a journey of excellence in rebuilding buildings and educating students for the next seven years. To the board and to all of those who were a part of our community and school district comeback, thanks so very much for the weeks, months and years of no-excuse hard work, perseverance and strong leadership that resulted in high levels of student achievement seven straight years of school district As and six new, hardened schools that will stand for decades in service to our students. Teachers, staff, students, parents and our community at large all sacriced much during the weeks and months after Charley, but because of it, we did get stronger of heart and mind, our kids did learn at higher levels than ever before, and we all learned something about ourselves individually and collectively. We learned simply, but oh so importantly, that people who stand up after being punched hard by a disaster and put feet to their prayers can lead a community and an organization to success to wit Student Success and we can become a stronger and more harmonious community because of those courageous actions. Dave Gayler is a retired Charlotte County Public Schools superintendent, and was superintendent when Hurricane Charley hit Aug. 13, 2004.Quiet and powerful leadership: A tribute to Charleys unsung heroes Dave Gayler SUN FILE PHOTOThis aerial photo of the Baker Center in Punta Gorda shows the devastation to the school. 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PAGE 13 FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014 T he Wire INSIDE U.S. stocks rose Thursday, sending the Standard & Poors 500 index to a two-week high. Page 6 US stocks advance Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASAs comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system. Page 5 Specks returned from space may be alien visitors STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of FergusonThe state Highway Patrol supplants the much-criticized local police in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb roiled by protests since Saturdays shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer. See page 1.2. Al-Maliki stepping down as Iraqs prime ministerHis decision ends a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. See page 3.3. Wife: Robin Williams had Parkinsons diseaseThe diagnosis gave the comedian yet another challenge, along with depres sion, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to stay sober. See page 5.4. Pope urges Koreas to avoid shows of forceNorth Korea fired three short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast about an hour before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul. See page 8.5. Subtle voices of dissent surface in GazaExhausted by a month of pounding by Israels military, Palestinians have begun to question Hamas handling of the crisis. See page 1.6. Ukraine, Russia parry over aid convoyThe Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. See page 1.7. Europes economy still sputteringThe blocs leading members just arent thriving. Germanys economy, for instance, shrank 0.2 percent last quarter. See page 6.8. Much of glacial melting man-madeMore than two-thirds of the rapid melt of the worlds glaciers can be blamed on humans, a study deter mines. See page 1.9. Brazils president race stunned by candidate deathBrazils presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed in a plane crash. See page 3.10. Whos following Bud SeligHis second-in-command, Rob Manfred, is elected by team owners to take over as baseballs commissioner when Selig retires in January. See Sports page 1.10 things to know FERGUSON, Mo. The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between ofcers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an ofcer. The intervention, ordered by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, came as President Barack Obama spoke publicly for the rst time about Saturdays fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent violence that has threatened to tear apart Ferguson, a town that is nearly 70 percent black patrolled by a nearly all-white police force. Obama said there was no excuse for violence either against the police or by ofcers against peaceful protesters.Ferguson police step backBy DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSMissouri Highway Patrol seizes control of securitySECURITY | 4 AP PHOTOPolice walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. WASHINGTON More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the worlds glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study nds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didnt see a human ngerprint until about the middle of the 20th century. Even then only one-quarter of the warming wasnt from natural causes. But since 1991, about 69 percent of the rapidly increasing melt was man-made, said Ben Marzeion, a climate scientist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Glaciers are really shrinking rapidly now, he said. I think its fair to say most of it is man-made. Scientists fault global warming from the burning of coal, oil and gas as well as changes in land use near glaciers and soot pollution. Glaciers in Alaska and the Alps in general have more human-caused melting than the global average, Marzeion said. The study is published Thursday in the journal Science.Study blames humans for glacier meltBy SETH BORENSTEINAP SCIENCE WRITERGLACIER | 4 AP PHOTOThis undated handout photo provided by NASA shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip The group of neighbors sur veyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building attened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its Hamas rulers. Exhausted by a month of pounding by Israels military on top of seven years of stiing closure of the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip they questioned Hamas handling of the crisis and the wisdom of repeatedly going to war with Israel. We do not want to be bombarded every two or three years. We want to lead a good life: Sleep well, drink well and eat well, said Ziad Rizk, a 37-year-old father of two, a cigarette dangling from his mouth. He stared at the damaged apartment building where he lived. His sofa and a blue baby carriage were perched precariously on a tilting concrete slab that was his oor. It is impossible to say how widespread such discontent is among Gazas 1.8 million residents. Under Hamas rule, its rare and dangerous to share even as much as a hint of criticism of the government with outsiders. Still, the mens boldness in voicing their opinions could be a telling sign that some Gazans see Hamas as weakened. It points to Subtle voices of dissent surface in GazaBy HAMZA HENDAWIASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERDISSENT | 4 KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia Raising the stakes in Ukraines conict, a Russian aid convoy of more than 200 trucks pushed up to the border on Thursday but then stopped, provocatively poised to cross into rebel-held territory. The Ukrainian government threatened to use all means available to block the convoy if the Red Cross was not allowed to inspect the cargo. Such an inspection would ease concerns that Russia could use the aid shipment as cover for a military incursion in support of the separatists, who have come under growing pressure from government troops. The United States has warned Russia that it needs to secure Ukraines permission for the convoy to enter. Weve made that very clear to the Russians that they should not move these trucks in, without taking all of the steps the Ukrainian government has outlined, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Thursday. Amid the tensions surrounding the convoy, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso called Russian and Ukrainian leaders to arrange three-way consultations on ways to de-escalate the crisis. Barrosos ofce said that details will be worked out through diplomatic channels. Ukraine announced it was Ukraine, Russia parry over aid convoyBy ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOVASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERCONVOY | 4 AP PHOTOA convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid moves from Voronezh towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia, early Thursday. INSIDEPolice images fuel outrage in St.Louis and beyond See page 5 J LWWr..iall..-M a-Amt14Wit.:. "NOR";F ;: \ '''iiiiii .t'a '..6 xc.^e01n 1y rpc-1Irr F ; iI .T


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 STATE NEWS (Fort Myers News-Press) FCAT. Florida Standards. Common core. No matter what you call it, the school board wants it gone. Board members unanimously expressed their disdain for standardized testing at the school board meeting Tuesday, pledging to research the possibility of opting out the entire district from standardized testing. There needs to be a come-to-Jesus meeting to talk about these issues point blank, Chairman Tom Scott said. Board member Don Armstrong said the district cannot afford to continue testing at the current rate. A lot of our money is being poured out of this county to go to one company, I wont say names, he said. But on this board or not on this board, I wont stand for it anymore. Dozier asked the board to vote to opt out the entire district from testing. Some school districts have done this in Texas, but none in Florida. Why cant we be the rst? Dozier asked, prompting an applause in the audience. Board members Mary Fischer and Cathleen Morgan voiced similar concerns. State assessments have been designed for kids to fail, Fischer said. Ive worked in school since 1960. Just follow the money, look it up on the Internet, its about people making billions of dollars. Scott urged the public to get involved. This is your school district, and the more parents making noise, the more likely people are going to hear it in Tallahassee, he told the audience. I ask every one here to nd 10 other people who feel the way you do and start making some noise. Superintendent Nancy Graham said the board should carefully research the possible ramications of opting out. Im not saying we cant do it, but we need to think about these things purposefully and intentionally, she said. Three moms in attendance from the group Teaching Not Testing echoed the boards sentiment. Tess Brennan, the mother of a secondgrader, said her daughter can usually read at a fifth-grade reading level. But when her daughter missed answering three questions on an exam to take a bathroom break, it significantly hurt her overall score. She missed three questions because she had to poop, Brennan told the board. It took three weeks to convince my child that she can still read. She can. She can devour a 100-page book in 45 minutes. Relieving some of that testing pressure off students and relieving the subsequent nancial strain on the district is one of the legislative goals for the upcoming year, said district lobby ist Bob Cerra. Some of those efforts include allowing the district more exibility in testing schedules, requir ing the state to cover all testing costs and rejecting all unfunded state mandates. If they want to do it, they can pay for it, Cerra said. Growing resistance to testing in Southwest Florida reects many attitudes nationwide. Legislators in Texas passed a law in 2013 to sharply reduce the amount of standardized testing.Lee County School Board considers opting out district from testing TAMPA (AP) Two hurricane hunter aircrafts based in Florida will get a $35 million overhaul starting next year. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials say the refurbishing wont take the two Orion P-3 propeller planes out of service this hurricane season. Most of NOAAs ights into hurricanes are based at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. The planes based at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida have additional Doppler radar that improves storm track and intensity forecasting. NOAAs chief of operations at MacDill tells The Tampa Tribune that the planes are getting new wings, refurbished engines and upgraded radar. The planes named Miss Piggy and Kermit have own into more than 80 hurricanes each. Ofcials hope to keep them ying at least another 15 years.2 hurricane hunter planes will get $35M overhaul | STATE NEWS BRIEFSState panel accuses Florida judge of misconductTALLAHASSEE (AP) A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation is facing misconduct charges. The state Judicial Qualications Commission led a probable cause nding Thursday with the Florida Supreme Court. It alleges Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy made belittling remarks from the bench to an assistant public defender and then challenged him to a ght. Murphy allegedly hit the attorney outside the courtroom. The charges also allege that Murphy later acted on seven cases even though there was no one from the public defenders ofce representing the defendants. Murphy already has apologized to Brevard County residents. He also received anger management counseling before returning to the bench. Murphy could wind up getting disciplined by the state Supreme Court due to the charges.Tourist dies while snorkeling in Florida KeysKEY LARGO (AP) A Pennsylvania man has died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriffs Ofce says Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pa., died Wednesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo. Sheriffs ofce spokeswoman Becky Herrin says the boats captain noticed Leidigh was facedown and not moving in the water Wednesday afternoon. The boats rst mate pulled Leidigh onto the boat and attempted to revive him. All the other snorkelers on the trip, including Leidighs wife and grand son, were recalled to the boat and returned to shore. Herrin says the boat was met by paramedics, who pronounced Leidigh dead. An autopsy is pending.Florida inmate found dead in cellST. PETERSBURG (AP) An inmate has been found dead inside a cell at the Pinellas County Jail hours before he was scheduled for sentencing in a sexual battery case. The Pinellas County Sheriffs Ofce says detention deputies found 38-year-old Larry Kobielnik hanging in his cell early Thursday. Ofcials say medical staff and Pinellas County Fire Rescue crews tried to revive Kobielnik, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. The sheriffs ofce says Kobielnik was being held in a single person cell in the maximum security section of the jail. An investigation of his death is underway. Kobielnik was convicted Aug. 13 on charges of sexual battery and impersonating a law enforcement ofcer in July. He was due in court Thursday morning for sentencing on those charges.Florida will speed up several major road projectsTALLAHASSEE (AP) Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state. Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state. State transportation ofcials were able to speed up the projects because how much money state legislators set aside for roads in this years budget. One of the biggest projects is a $255 million project to widen Interstate 95 in Volusia County on the states east coast. The project will be moved up to 2015. It had been scheduled to begin in 2020. The list also includes work for Interstate 295 in Duval County, Interstate 75 in Hernando County, U.S. 98 in Bay County and State Road 821 in Miami-Dade County.Man fatally shot while being served warrantESPANOLA (AP) Authorities say members of a U.S. Marshals Task Fugitive Force fatally shot a 24-yearold man while trying to serve a warrant at a rural north Florida home. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Corey Levert Tanner was the primary suspect in the July 23 death of a Flagler County man. Flagler County Undersheriff Rick Staly says the task force was called and had tracked Tanner to Espanola, where the shooting occurred on Wednesday. The shooting happened at the home of Tanners sister-in-law. Tanner was facing attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault and battery charges. Tanners stepfather Ernest Williams told the News-Journal authorities could have done it in a different way. The U.S. Marshals Service released few details about the incident.Deputies: Man calls 911 after assaulting womanPALM BEACH GARDENS (AP) Palm Beach County Sheriffs ofcials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job. The Palm Beach Post reports 47-year-old Joel Jones flagged down deputies responding to the call Tuesday evening. Before they could ask his name, he began shouting, Take me to jail. According to an arrest report, Jones told deputies he tricked the woman into meeting him and had brutally raped her. The victim said Jones attacked her as he was showing her an ofce building she would be cleaning. She says he let her go after sexually assaulting her and she heard him calling 911 as she left.Thieves steal truck carrying $1M in Zumba gearORLANDO (AP) A truck carrying $1 million worth of Zumba tness merchandise has been stolen from Miami. A spokeswoman for the Florida-based tness company says Zumba employees went to check on several merchandise trucks and noticed one was missing Thursday. The trucks were loaded with apparel that was supposed to be sold at a Zumba convention in Orlando. Spokeswoman Meagan Phillips says the stolen truck was found, but the merchandise was not inside. Meanwhile, she said disappointed Zumba fans are clamoring to buy products at the Orlando convention. The company is working to restock the shelves with merchandise from other locations. The company that has developed a cult following for its high-energy Latin dance workout posted signs explaining the theft and apologizing for the lack of products.Judge: Jurors not turned away due to dress codesORLANDO (AP) A judge has debunked a claim by defense attor neys that prospective jurors in mortgage fraud case were turned away because of dress code violations at the federal courthouse in Orlando. U.S. District Judge John Jarvey told defense attorneys John Bergendaghl and Richard Klugh on Wednesday that jurors werent turned away by the U.S. Marshals Service because of their wardrobes. In seeking a new trial the attorneys initially said a number of prospective jurors were turned away. Last month they told Jarvey only one juror was turned away. Jarvey requested an afdavit from a witness, who turned out to be a private investigator for Bergendahl. Jarvey hasnt ruled on a new trial. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Jim Sotolongo and Stephanie Musselwhite were convicted on fraud charges April 28.Florida mother charged with child abuseWINTER HAVEN (AP) A central Florida mother was arrested after police say she left her four children alone for several hours to go to a food bank. Ashley Richardson is facing four counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm. Police said the children, ranging from 6 to 8 years old, walked almost half a mile from their home and were playing in a park Tuesday when a Winter Haven police ofcer noticed they were alone. The ofcer watched the children for several minutes until one waved her over in their direction. When the ofcer got to the children, the 8-year-old had his leg stuck in a swing designed for toddlers. 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The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 WIRE Page 3 WORLD NEWS BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqs Nouri al-Maliki has given up his post as prime minister to Haider al-Abadi, state television reported Thursday a move that could end a political deadlock that plunged Baghdad into uncertainty as the country ghts a Sunni militant insurgency. The Iraqiya television network said al-Maliki has relinquished the post of prime minister. It did not elaborate. Afak television, al-Malikis private network, ran a bulletin saying al-Maliki joins the greatest men of history by giving up posts. The announcement comes ahead of an address al-Maliki is due to make later Thursday evening, according to the government. Iraqs President Fouad Massoum named al-Abadi on Monday to form the next government, but al-Maliki had until now refused to step aside. Al-Maliki has been struggling for weeks to stay for a third four-year term as prime minister amid an attempt by opponents to push him out, accusing him of monopolizing power and pursuing a ercely pro-Shiite agenda that has alienated the Sunni minority. But in a meeting of his Dawa party on Thursday evening, al-Maliki agreed to endorse al-Abadi as the next prime minister, two senior lawmakers from his State of Law parliamentary bloc Hussein al-Maliki and Khalaf Abdul-Samad told the AP. They and two other Shiite lawmakers said al-Maliki would announce his endorsement in his speech Thursday night. The two other lawmakers spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closeddoor meeting. The lawmakers said al-Maliki also agreed to drop a suit before the constitutional court challenging al-Abadis nomination. The pressure intensied this week when his Shiite political alliance backed al-Abadi to replace him, and Massoum nominated al-Abadi to form the next government. Al-Maliki for days has refused to step aside, saying the nomination violates the constitution. Al-Maliki had grown increasingly isolated as not only erstwhile Shiite allies but also top ally Iran, the United States and the U.N.-backed al-Abadi, who has 30 days to put together a Cabinet for parliaments approval. The U.N. Security Council urged al-Abadi to work swiftly to form an inclusive government that represents all segments of the Iraqi population and that contributes to nding a viable and sustainable solution to the countrys current challenges. The U.S. and other countries have been pushing for an inclusive government that will ease anger among Sunnis, who felt mar ginalized by al-Malikis administration, helping fuel the dramatic sweep by the Islamic State extremist group over much of northern and western Iraq since June.State TV: Iraqs al-Maliki gives up post to rival SANTOS, Brazil (AP) Brazils presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trail when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed into a residential area in this port city. Socialist politician Eduardo Campos and the six other people aboard the aircraft died in the accident Wednesday, which came less than two months ahead of the Oct. 4 presidential election. President Dilma Rousseff, who opinion polls say leads the race, declared three days of ofcial mourning for Campos and said she was suspending her campaign during that time. The other main candidate, Aecio Neves, also said he was putting his campaign on hold. Brazil is in mourning and reeling from a death that took the life of a promising young politician, Rousseff said in a solemn address. She said Campos had had an extremely promising future ahead. The 49-year-old scion of a powerful political family from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Campos was a xture on the Brazilian political scene since his youth, having served as state and federal representative and also as Pernambucos governor. He had been allied with Rousseff and her Workers Party but broke away ahead of the presidential campaign. Opinion polls had said Campos was running in third place, behind Rousseff and Neves. Campos was married to his high school sweetheart and the two had ve children, the youngest of whom was born in January with Down syndrome. The candidate, four members of his campaign staff and two pilots were traveling from Rio de Janeiro to the city of Guaruja when the Cessna 560XL went down in near by Santos around 10 a.m. Aeronautical ofcials said the plane was trying to land in bad weather, although the Globo television network broadcast interviews with witnesses who said the aircraft was in ames before it crashed among apartment buildings. An investigation has been opened to determine the exact cause, Brazils aeronautical agency said. NAJAF, Iraq (AP) Abbas Mohammed Habib was born into Iraqs rapidly expanding world of the displaced. His mother Laila Ali was among tens of thousands of Shiite Turkmens driven from their homes when Islamic extremists captured the northern town of Tal Afar. Nine months pregnant, she ed with her husband and four young children, eventually squeezing into a bus for a 16-hour trip across the desert. They went an entire day without food or water. As the extremist Islamic State group plowed across northern Iraq, centuriesold communities of religious minorities some viewed as apostates by the Sunni militants ed for their lives. Christians and Yazidis headed to the north, where many found refuge in the largely autonomous Kurdish region. But the Turkmens, an ethnic group with historic ties to neighboring Turkey, said they were turned away by the Kurds, who fear that such an inux would dilute their majority and under mine their ambition of one day having an independent state. So some 50,000 Shiite Turkmens instead headed south to the holy city of Najaf, believing like so many other Iraqis that they would only be safe among those who share their faith. In Najaf they have security, for now, but little else. The local hospital provided a onesie for Abbas to wear when he was born two weeks ago but he will quickly outgrow it. The family has no other clothes or medicine, and relies on food handouts from a local charity. Abbas, his sisters and brothers are swollen with ant bites from sleeping on the oor of a mosque. Lailas husband, Mohammed Habib Elias, 35, made a decent living as an electrician back in Tal Afar, but said he is quickly running out of money and cannot nd work in Najaf. We realize that the situation will not get better soon, he said, so we have now to think about schools and renting a home. We dont know how we will afford that. The U.N. said Thursday that in recent weeks more than 66,400 displaced people have settled in Najaf, which ordinarily has a population of around 750,000. Refugees are packed into the Husseiniyahs, or Shiite prayer halls, that line the streets of the holy city.Brazils president race stunned by candidate death Displaced Iraqis escape fighting, but not hardship CAMPOS +0% financing in lieu of rebates, with approved credit, through ALL! GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICE ON EVERY NEW CAR 7 TRUCK PERIOD. We guarantee to beat your best deal by $750. 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Page 4 WIRE The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland, Oregon, police were told there was a chicken and it was attempting to cross the road. In fact, the citizen who called the police non-emergency line on Monday evening reported that the chickens efforts to cross a road in a north Portland neighborhood were bringing trafc nearly to a standstill. He assured the dispatcher he was not joking. The dispatcher chuckled and asked a clarifying question. Its just the one chicken? The caller said yes. Sgt. Pete Simpson says responding ofcers were unable to locate the chicken. And so, he notes, police were unable to determine the chickens intent.ODD NEWS No joke: Chicken crossing road blocks traffic ALMANACToday is Friday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2014. There are 138days left in the year. Today in historyOn Aug. 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened as the SS Ancon crossed the just-completed waterway between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. On this dateIn 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain. In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In 1812, the Battle of Fort Dearborn took place as Potawatomi warriors attacked a U.S. military garrison of about 100 people. (Most of the garrison was killed, while the remainder were taken prisoner.) In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow in the Alaska Territory. In 1939, the MGM musical The Wizard of Oz opened at the Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon. In 1945, in a radio address, Japans Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. In 1947, India became inde pendent after some 200 years of British rule. In 1967, a 50-foot-tall sculp ture by Pablo Picasso was dedi cated in Daley Plaza in Chicago by Mayor Richard J. Daley. In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York. In 1989, F.W. de Klerk was sworn in as acting president of South Africa, one day after P.W. Botha resigned as the result of a power struggle within the National Party. Todays birthdaysActress Rose Marie is 91. Actor Mike Connors is 89. Actress Lori Nelson is 81. Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 79. Actor Jim Dale is 79. Actress Pat Priest is 78. Musician Pete York (Spencer Davis Group) is 72. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 68. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 66. Actress Phyllis Smith is 65. Actress Tess Harper is 64. Actor Larry Mathews is 59. Actor Zeljko Ivanek is 57. Actor-comedian Rondell Sheridan is 56. Rock singer-musician Matt Johnson (The The) is 53. Movie director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is 51. Actor Peter Hermann is 47. Actress Debra Messing is 46. Actor Anthony Anderson is 44. Actor Ben Affleck is 42. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 42. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 40. Actress Nicole Paggi is 37. Figure skater Jennifer Kirk is 30. Actor-singer Carlos Pena is 25. Actress Jennifer Lawrence is 24. organizing its own aid shipment to the warwracked separatist region of Luhansk. Complicating the dispute over the dueling missions, Ukraine said Thursday it has gained control over a key town near Luhansk city, there by giving it the means to block the presumed route that the Russian convoy would take to the city. The town, Novosvitlivka, lies about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the border, so if the Russian trucks did enter the country, they potentially could unload somewhere other than city itself. The Russian convoy set out Thursday morning from a military depot in the southern Russian city of Voronezh where it had been parked since late Tuesday. Moscow says the convoy has 262 vehicles, including about 200 trucks carrying aid. The white-tarped trucks, some ying the red ag of Moscow and escorted by military vehicles, drove down a winding highway through sunower elds and then turned west toward the rebel-held border crossing of Izvaryne. But about 28 kilometers (17 miles) from the border, the trucks pulled off and parked in a large eld where dozens of beige tents had been set up. Drivers in matching khaki shorts and shirts piled out and appeared to be stopping for the night. The route suggested Russia has decided not to abide by a tentative agreement to deliver aid to a government-controlled border checkpoint in the Kharkiv region, where it could more easily be inspected by Ukraine and the Red Cross. Taking Novosvitlivka disrupted the last opportunity for movement between Luhansk and other territories controlled by Russian mercenaries, Ukrainian security council spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters. Lysenko also said that if the Russians refused to let the Red Cross inspect its cargo the movement of the convoy will be blocked with all the forces available. Ukraine suspects the convoy could be a pretext for a Russian military invasion or further support for the pro-Russia rebels it has been ghting since April.CONVOYFROM PAGE 1 how desperate many Gazans have become after the most ruinous of three bouts of major Hamas-Israel violence since the militant group overran the territory in 2007. More than 1,900 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, nearly 10,000 wounded and some 250,000 displaced since ghting started July 8. Signicantly, a Hamas rally last week attracted 2,000-3,000 people, a low number compared to its routinely massive rallies, particularly considering it was held at a time when the group is at war with Israel. Hamas has ruled with an iron st since it took over Gaza, expelling the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. It does not tolerate dissent, detains critics and carries out extrajudicial executions of alleged spies for Israel. It has lled government departments with loyalists and is par ticularly intolerant of any criticism of its handling of the conict with Israel. It seeks to block unauthorized media coverage of its military wing. In almost every square and major intersection in Gaza City, giant billboards extoll the battleeld valor of Hamas ghters, their quest for martyr dom and their locally manufactured rockets. Al-Aqsa television, the organizations 24-hour news channel, tirelessly airs Hamas propaganda and reports news with a Hamas-friendly slant. The men who spoke with the AP were all friends and neighbors who live in the Abraj al-Nada, or Al-Nada Towers, a collection of apartment buildings that was hit hard by Israeli airstrikes and tank shelling on July 17 in the northern Gaza district of Beit Lahiya. Visiting their wrecked homes with their families during the current truce, they sat outside a tent or in an impromptu shelter they set up cushions and a rug under a blanket hoisted on four poles, with a small red, white and green Palestinian ag. An Israeli drone menacingly hovered over head as the men spoke.DISSENTFROM PAGE 1 The research is the rst to calculate just how much of the glacial melting can be attributed to people and the jump from about a quarter to roughly 70 percent of total glacier mass loss is signicant and concerning, said University of Alaska Fairbanks geophysicist Regine Hock, who wasnt part of the study. Over the last two decades, about 295 billion tons of ice is melting each year on average due to human causes and about 130 billion tons a year are melting because of natural causes, Marzeion calculated. Glaciers alone add to about four-tenths of an inch of sea level rise every decade, along with even bigger increases from melting ice sheets which are different than glaciers and the expansion of water with warmer temperatures. Marzeion and colleagues ran multiple computer simulations to see how much melting there would be from all causes and then did it again to see how much melting there would be if only natural causes were included. The difference is what was caused by humans. Scientists arent quite certain what natural causes started glaciers shrinking after the end of the Little Ice Age in the middle of the 19th century, but do know what are human-causes: climate change, soot, and local changes in land use. There is a sizable mar gin of error so the 69 per cent human caused can be as low as 45 percent or as high as 93 percent, but likely in the middle. This study makes perfect sense, said Pennsylvania State University glacier expert Richard Alley, who wasnt part of the research. The authors have quantied what I believe most scientists would have expected. Not all of the humancaused melting is from global warming from the burning of fossil fuels, but climate change is the biggest factor, said Ted Scambos, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The study showed that it took time for global warming and other factors to build up and cause melting. That lag effect means the world is already locked into more rapid melting from the warming that has already occurred, Marzeion and Alley said.GLACIERFROM PAGE 1 Nixons promise to ease the deep racial tensions was swiftly put to the test as demonstrators gathered again Thursday evening in the neighborhood where looters smashed and burned businesses on Sunday and police repeatedly red tear gas and smoke bombs. After a particularly violent Wednesday night, Nixon said Thursday that local police are no longer in charge of the area, although they would still be present. He said Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in command. The change was meant to ensure that we allow peaceful and appropriate protests, that we use force only when necessary, that we step back a little bit and let some of the energy be felt in this region appropriately, Nixon said. Ferguson will not be dened as a community that was torn apart by violence but will be known as a community that pulled together to overcome it, the governor said at a news conference in the nearby community of Normandy. Johnson, who is black, said he grew up in the area and it means a lot to me personally that we break this cycle of violence. He said he planned to keep heavily armored vehicles away from the scene and told his ofcers not to bring their tear gas masks. By late afternoon, Johnson was walking down the street with a group of more than 1,000 protesters as they chanted Hands up, dont shoot, a reference to witness accounts that described Brown as having his hands in the air when the ofcer kept ring. Johnson planned to talk to the demonstrators throughout the night. Were going to have some conversations with them and get an under standing of whats going on. Earlier Thursday, President Barack Obama appealed for peace and calm on the streets. I know emotions are raw right now in Ferguson, and there are certainly passionate differences about what has happened, Obama said, speaking from the Massachusetts island where hes on a two-week vacation. But lets remember that were all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes the belief in equality under the law, respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protests. St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said ofcers on Wednesday night tossed tear gas to disperse a large crowd of protesters after some threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at ofcers. More than 10 people were arrested in Ferguson. In talking to these guys, it is scary, Schellman said of ofcers on the front lines of the protest. They hear gunshots going off, and they dont know where theyre coming from.SECURITYFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOPresident Barack Obama speaks to reporters, Thursday, in Edgartown, Mass., about developments in Iraq and the police shooting of 18-year-old MichaelBrown, in Ferguson, Mo. WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama said Thursday the humanitarian crisis atop a barren hill in northern Iraq is over, eliminating the need for a risky U.S. rescue mission. But Iraqis elsewhere face a dire threat from an advancing Islamic army, he said. Obama said the U.S. will work with other governments to provide humanitarian relief wherever we have capabilities and can effectively reach those in need, even as U.S. war planes continue a limited, defensive campaign of airstrikes. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been driven from their homes since June as the militants seized swaths of territory in northern Iraq. A U.S. military and civilian team of 16 people spent Wednesday atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq, to assess conditions and see how many Iraqis needed to be evacuated. They reported that the number of trapped Iraqis was about 4,000 far fewer than anticipated and that U.S.-supplied food and water had reached many of those in need in recent days. Obama said the U.S. had delivered 114,000 meals and 35,000 gallons of water to the Iraqis, who were faced with almost certain death at the hands of the Islamic State group if they descended the mountain and possible starvation if they stayed atop Sinjar. The bottom line is, is that the situation on the mountain has greatly improved and Americans should be very proud of our efforts, Obama said, speaking from his vacation spot in Edgartown, Mass. We broke the ISIL siege of Mount Sinjar, we helped vulnerable people reach safety and we helped save many innocent lives. ISIL refers to the militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or simply the Islamic State. It is an al-Qaida-inspired extremist group that controls much of northern and western Iraq and aspires to create a caliphate in Iraq and neighboring Syria. The United Nations on Wednesday declared the situation in Iraq a Level 3 Emergency a development that will allow for additional assistance to the displaced, said U.N. special representative Nickolay Mladenov, pointing to the scale and complexity of the current humanitarian catastrophe. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said prior to Obamas remarks that U.S. ofcials believe the number of trapped Iraqis on Sinjar is now in the neighborhood of 4,000, and that between 1,500 and 2,000 of those are locals who have no plans to leave. We believe based on our assessment of conditions on the mountain that it is much less likely that well need to continue to airdrop any more food and water, Kirby said. The last airdrop was Wednesday.Obama: No Iraq rescue; further airdrops unlikely AP PHOTOA Palestinian man inspects the damage of his at in the destroyed Nada Towers residential neighborhood in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday. aaaaaQl PF /OFF-


The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 WIRE Page 5 NATIONAL/SCIENCE NEWS | NATIONAL NEWS BRIEFSRobin Williams wife: He had Parkinsons diseaseLOS ANGELES (AP) Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinsons disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinsons diagnosis when he was found dead Monday in his Northern California home. Schneider did not offer details on when the actor comedian had been diagnosed or his symptoms. Williams death shocked fans and friends alike, despite his candor about decades of struggle with substance abuse and mental health. With Parkinsons, Williams faced shouldering yet another challenge. Parkinsons disease is an incurable nervous system disorder that involves a loss of brain cells controlling movement. Tremors, sometimes starting out in just one hand, are among the early symptoms.Congressman wants to curb military surplus programWASHINGTON (AP) A Democratic congressman plans to introduce a bill to restrict a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement agencies across the country. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Thursday that the death of an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police ofcer in a St. Louis suburb highlights the need for the legislation, which has been in the works for months. The bill comes as members of Congress have called for the Justice Department to investigate the shooting of a black teen by a police ofcer in Ferguson, Mo. Police in riot gear and military garb have clashed nightly with protesters since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown and at times have trained weapons on them from armored trucks.Battle for obscure Nevada office all about 2016LAS VEGAS (AP) Like most lieutenant governors, the No. 2 executive in Nevada doesnt have much to do most days. So why are Harry Reid and Brian Sandoval so involved in the battle over the ofce this fall? For both, the outcome in an obscure race could shape their political futures. Sandoval, the states popular Hispanic governor, is the challenger national Republicans dream of should Reid seek a sixthterm in the U.S. Senate in 2016. Should Sandoval run, Nevadas lieutenant governor would move into the governors mansion in Carson City. For a cautious, conictaverse politician like Sandoval, challenging Reid, a former boxer, legendary political brawler and the Senates majority leader, might be worth the ght only if he knows a member of his own party would take his place should he run and lose. Enter Mark Hutchison, a genial Republican state senator Sandoval recruited to run for lieutenant governor. Hell face Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, 34, a former gang member who boasts Reids backing and an unorthodox, up-from-the-streets life story Democrats hope can mobilize Nevadas hefty number of Hispanic voters. A lot of Nevadans are viewing it as a trial run for governor, GOP consultant Robert Uithoven said.Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penaltiesWASHINGTON (AP) The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of priorities. The top priority will be working with Congress on reducing the scope of mandatory minimum penalties, but another goal will be measuring the fairness of sentences for fraud and other economic crimes, the commission said. The panel had been reviewing data for several years, but plans to hear more from judges, victims and others to decide whether there are ways the economic crime guidelines could work better, the commissions chair woman, Patti Saris, a feder al judge in Massachusetts, said in a statement.OSHA cites Allman film company in Ga. train crashSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) A production company formed to make a biographical lm about singer Greg Allman was cited by federal regulators Thursday for workplace safety violations stemming from a train crash in rural Georgia that killed a camera assistant and injured six others. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed $74,900 in nes against Film Allman LLC, a company incorporated in 2013 to make the movie Midnight Rider. The company was cited for two safety violations say ing it willfully put workers in danger of being struck by a live train and put them at risk of falling off a railroad bridge where they were shooting a scene.Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humansWASHINGTON (AP) Scientists are racing to begin the rst human safety tests of two exper imental Ebola vaccines, but it wont be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work. There are no proven drugs or vaccines for Ebola, a disease so rare that its been hard to attract investments in counter measures. But the current outbreak in West Africa the largest in history is fueling new efforts to speed Ebola vaccine and drug development. The handful in the pipeline have largely been funded by government efforts, including the two vaccine candidates that are closest to human study: One developed by the U.S. government that is gearing up for early-stage tests in healthy volunteers this fall, with a second developed by the Canadian government thought to be not far behind. Initial tests typically are performed on a few dozen to 100 people, to look for warning signs of side effects and gure out a good dose not to prove that theyll actually protect people against infection with the Ebola virus. Because vaccines are given to healthy people, not those who are already sick, getting safety information before the products are used too widely is a crucial step. FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) The images are reminiscent of a war zone: Helmeted ofcers pointing weapons from armored trucks, ash grenades lighting the night sky and tear gas exploding in crowded streets. The ugly clashes between police and protesters in this St. Louis suburb have fueled a torrent of criticism and raised questions about whether the ofcers tactics are inaming the same violence they aim to suppress after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The repeated scenes of police ofcers wearing military-style camouage and gas masks and training their ries on unarmed civilians some holding their hands up led critics to condemn the unusual show of force, suggesting it looks more like an army trying to quell a revolution than a police department trying to keep the peace in a small suburb. Its clear what is going on in Ferguson is a complete, hyperexaggerated, hysterical response on the part of law enforcement, said Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police ofcer and criminal justice professor of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Its clear that there is no one in charge and no one to corral the ofcers and restrain them from engaging in an unprecedented show of brutal force against civilians. Its horrifying and shameful and a disgrace. The protests escalated late Wednesday into smoky chaos after police lobbed tear gas to repel a crowd of about 150 protesters after some had thrown Molotov cocktails and rocks at ofcers. It was the fourth straight day of street confrontations spurred by Saturdays fatal shooting of the 18-year-old by a white police ofcer. More than 60 people have been arrested since Sunday. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Thursday that police are trying to balance the publics right to protest with public safety, including the need to keep streets open. But he added, If rebombs are being thrown, property gets destroyed, shots get red we have to respond to deadly force. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told The Associated Press he was so concerned about the way Ferguson ofcers have handled the unrest that he pulled his employees out. The city sent a 24-ofcer tactical squad to help control protesters Sunday and Monday night. I was concerned about the tactics, Dotson said. I was concerned about the safety of my ofcers. The police chief said he was not being critical because he was not there, but the actions taken in Ferguson were not tactics I would use in the city of St. Louis.Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond(The Washington Post) A huge group of self-organizing robots has emerged from Harvard. But dont worry, theyre pretty tiny and quite harmless (for now). Called Kilobots, they stand on three pin-like legs and form a swarm of 1,024 to complete basic tasks, such as forming particular shapes on command. Whats exciting about these bots is that theyre self-organizing, moving in coordination like a swarm of bees or a murmuration of starlings. After being shown a 2D shape, the robots move without further direction until they form it themselves. Kilobots, described in a paper published Thursday in Science, were developed in the lab of Radhika Nagpal, the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Back in February, her team announced a much larger robot called TERMES. TERMES works in teams, too, taking cues from the collaborative instincts of a termite colony. Termites make decisions about what to do and where to go based on the actions of their fellow bugs: Because they smell friendly chemical traces in spots where other termites have dropped mud, theyre likely to place their own loads down in the same place. After awhile, complex structures are formed even though no one has a master plan in mind. But TERMES teams were tiny, because of both the cost of building the sophisticated robots and the difculty of controlling them with such a simple algorithm. Kilobots are much cheaper to build. The new robot moves using two vibrating motors, which make it skitter on motionless legs. A simple infrared transmitter and a receiver allow the individuals to recognize others, but they have no way to see the entirety of the shape theyre forming, let alone understand it. But the bots can sense if one is going off course, or if a trafc jam forms. While their skills are rudimentary (at the moment, they still have trouble making straight lines), Nagpal believes that swarms like this will be important for the future of robotics. Increasingly, were going to see large numbers of robots working together, whether its hundreds of robots cooperating to achieve environmental cleanup or a quick disaster response, or millions of self-driving cars on our highways, she said in a statement. Understanding how to design good systems at that scale will be critical.Robots that think like the hive CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us. Scientists say seven microscopic particles collected by NASAs comet-chasing spacecraft, Stardust, appear to have originated outside our solar system. If conrmed, this would be the worlds rst sampling of contemporary interstellar dust. They are very precious particles, the team leader, physicist Andrew Westphal of the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement Thursday. The dust collectors were exposed to what is believed to be the interstellar dust stream in the early 2000s and returned to Earth in 2006. Since then, dozens of scientists worldwide led by Westphal have examined scans of the collection panels to zero in on the particles. The team was assisted by 30,000 citizen-scientists, dubbed Dusters, who reviewed more than 1 million images in search of elusive tracks made by incoming particles. The ndings were published Thursday in the journal Science. Westphal said the suspected interstellar particles are surprisingly diverse. Some are uffy like snowakes. A few particles splatted a little when they hit the collection panels because of their speed and the fact that some ended up hitting the aluminum foils between the softer aerogel tiles meant to capture the grains. In fact, one particle believed to be following the ow of interstellar wind was vaporized because it was going so fast an estimated 10 miles per second. The dust is considered young by cosmic standards: less than 50 million to 100 million years old, the life expectancy of interstellar dust. Westphal said additional testing is needed before concluding these seven specks are truly from outside our solar system. And there may be more: Roughly half the dust-collection panels have yet to be scanned. The physicist expects to nd no more than a dozen interstellar dust specks in all, however, a tiny fraction of the amount of comet matter gathered by Stardust. More than 50 grains embedded in the Stardust collectors were deemed to be debris from the spacecraft itself. NASA launched Stardust in 1999 to collect debris from Comet Wild-2. The Stardust capsule parachuted back to Earth, landing in the Utah desert seven years later.Specks returned from space may be alien visitors AP PHOTOThis undated image provided by the journal Science via Stardust shows the view of a dust particle impact on a foil collector. AP PHOTOA protester takes shelter from smoke billowing around him Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. PW


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Students are invited for free food, school supplies and more. The rst 60 students will receive free backpacks. For more information, call 941366-0461, ext. 1041. Eyeglass Maxx, 4490 Aidan Lane, North Port (use the Home Depot entrance from U.S. 41, next to Tire Choice), directly across from Panera Bread, is locally owned and oper ated, and most insurances are accepted. They also accept outside prescriptions. They are offering in the Sun newspaper a coupon for a complete contact lens package for $139. It includes two boxes of Acuvue II and one pair of single-vision eyeglasses. For more information or to make an eye exam appointment, call 941-564-6427. The North Port Yoga Center is offering a free yoga class at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, open to the community. Bring a yoga mat. The Yoga Center is located at 1001 Corporate Ave., off Toledo Blade Boulevard. The center offers a free community yoga class the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call Natalie at 941-4235409 or visit www.north The soon-to-open Kangaroo Kids Academy, 14601 Tamiami Trail, North Port, next to Lowes in the building previously run by the YMCA, will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Academy offers care for infants through children 5 years old. On Saturday, there will be bounce house fun and more. For more information, go to www. kangarookidsacademy or call 941-888-2788. Cluck U Chicken, at 1163 Toledo Blade Blvd., is offering Bobcat Wingers and Bites, with 30 percent of sales to be donated to North Port High School. The chicken is fresh, never frozen. Mondays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., kids eat free. Cluck U also offers Florida-style jumbo fried pickles, mushrooms and tomatoes, and there is indoor and outdoor seating available. For more information, call 941-426-1111 or check out their Facebook page at facebook/ CluckUChickenNorthPort. The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo, Hot Summer Nights III, is happening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ramblers Rest Resort, 1300 N. River Road, Venice. Admission is free for those who provide a business card, and $5 per person otherwise. The Expo will host business vendors showcasing their services and products to the business community. There will be enter tainment, prizes and a grand prize drawing. Food and drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available. For more information, call 941-564-3040 or visit www.northportarea Steve Sachkar is publisher of the North Port Sun. Email him at ssachkar@sun-herald. com or fax business infor mation to 941-429-3007.Back 2 School Bash at Comprehensive Care Center Steve Sachkar | BUSINESS NEWS BRIEFSJobless claims jump to 6-week high(LA Times) Initial applications for unemployment benets rose more than expected last week, but still hovered at pre-recession levels. Claims for jobless benets increased 21,000 from the prior week to 311,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had expected an increase to 295,000 during the week ended Aug. 9. Last weeks applications jumped to a six-week high, but analysts said the broader trend is toward an improving labor mar ket with fewer layoffs. There were more jobs open in June than at any time in more than 13 years. And July was the sixth-straight month that the U.S. added more than 200,000 net new jobs a streak not seen since 1997. The four-week moving average for jobless claims increased 2,000 to 295,750.Walmart cuts profit forecast amid slow sales, health costsNEW YORK (Bloomberg) Walmart Stores Inc., the worlds largest retailer, reported stagnant samestore sales and cut its earnings forecast for the year, hurt by higher health care costs and slow trafc at its supercenters. Earnings for the year will now be $4.90 to $5.15 a share, down from a previous range of as much as $5.45, the Bentonville, Ark.-based company said Thursday in a statement. Sales at U.S. Walmart and Sams Club stores open at least 12 months were little changed last quarter, which ended Aug. 1. Chief Executive Ofcer Doug McMillon, who took the post in February, is struggling to revive U.S. growth in the face of a slow economic recovery. The retailer hasnt posted a same-store sales gain for six quarters.Eurozone recovery grinds to halt amid Ukraine fearFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Well, that didnt last long. After four quarters of meager growth, the fragile economic recovery in the 18-country eurozone creaked to a halt in the second quarter. Growth was zero. After only 0.2 percent in the rst quarter. Now who will get out and push? The European Central Bank, with a fur ther monetary stimulus? Or governments in France and Italy, which have dragged their heels in making their economies more business-friendly? Either or both could help. Especially if the Ukraine crisis mushrooms with a Russian invasion that would scare off business investment even more and extend one bad quarter into an outright recession. NEW YORK (Bloomberg) U.S. stocks rose Thursday, sending the Standard & Poors 500 index to a two-week high, as speculation the crisis in Ukraine wont escalate overshadowed weaker-than-estimated economic employment data. Kohls added 3.3 per cent to a four-month high after quarterly results beat estimates. Walmart Stores gained 0.5 percent after reporting stagnant same-store sales and lowering its prot forecast, while Cisco Systems declined 2.6 percent after forecasting little to no sales growth. Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaways Class A shares traded above $200,000 for the rst time. The S&P 500 added 0.4 percent to 1,955.18, the highest since July 30. The index has advanced 1.2 percent this week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,713.58. About 4.8 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, the slowest day since July 3. The Nasdaq composite rose 18.87 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,453. Equity futures and European stocks erased earlier losses after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will do every thing it can to stop the conict in eastern Ukraine. Stocks had slumped after data showed the euro areas recovery unexpectedly stalled in the second quarter. Prospects of the euro-regions economy slipping back into recession have fueled speculation the European Central Bank may boost stimulus measures, while U.S. economic strength has created concern that the Federal Reserve may be forced to act on rates sooner than anticipated. The U.S. central bank remains on pace to wind down its monthly bond purchases in October. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said ofcials will keep the benchmark rate low for a considerable time after the bond buying ends. The S&P 500 reached a record on July 24 before sliding as much as 3.9 percent as President Barack Obama authorized air strikes against militants in Iraq and concern grew that fighting in Ukraine would disrupt world trade. The gauge closed 1.7 percent below its all-time high. A report Wednesday showed retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as car demand slowed and tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers.US stocks advance \ LAIO O


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Page 8 WIRE The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 Publication date: 8/15/14 Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Arcadia Hull Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme. RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature Today Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water Temperature Source : National Allergy BureauPunta 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 City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 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 W FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY TIDES AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port MARINE THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110s(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)U.S. ExtremesThe Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise SetPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays 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. AIRPORT SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLE90971061039793 TODAY Isolated thunderstorms91 / 7730% chance of rainIsolated thunderstorms92 / 7630% chance of rain SATURDAY Isolated p.m. thunderstorms94 / 7620% chance of rain SUNDAY Scattered p.m. thunderstorms94 / 7740% chance of rain MONDAY Scattered p.m. thunderstorms94 / 7740% chance of rain TUESDAYAir Quality Index readings as of ThursdayMain pollutant: particulatesForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Thursday24 hours through 5 p.m. Thursday 0.61 Month to date 3.87 Normal month to date 3.52 Year to date 31.11 Normal year to date 32.70 Record 1.19 (1976) High/Low 93/79 Normal High/Low 92/74 Record High 96 (1997) Record Low 70 (1979) Today Sat. Today Sat. Today Sat.Apalachicola 89 74 t 89 75 pc Bradenton 90 78 t 91 78 pc Clearwater 89 79 t 90 79 pc Coral Springs 93 77 t 93 78 t Daytona Beach 88 74 t 89 74 t Fort Lauderdale 92 79 t 92 81 pc Fort Myers 89 76 t 92 76 pc Fort Pierce 91 72 t 92 74 t Gainesville 87 72 t 88 72 t Jacksonville 91 73 t 90 74 t Key Largo 91 81 pc 91 83 pc Key West 91 83 pc 91 84 pc Kissimmee 90 75 t 90 74 t Lakeland 88 74 t 90 73 t Melbourne 90 74 t 91 75 t Miami 92 79 t 92 79 pc Naples 90 77 t 91 78 pc Ocala 87 72 t 88 73 t Okeechobee 90 72 t 91 74 t Orlando 89 74 t 90 74 t Panama City 88 76 t 89 77 pc Pensacola 88 73 pc 89 75 pc Pompano Beach 91 78 t 91 80 pc St. Augustine 91 75 t 91 75 t St. Petersburg 88 77 t 90 78 pc Sanford 89 75 t 89 75 t Sarasota 91 77 t 92 78 pc Tallahassee 94 73 t 94 74 pc Tampa 88 78 t 89 78 pc Titusville 87 75 t 89 75 t Vero Beach 89 72 t 90 73 t West Palm Beach 92 76 t 91 78 t Winter Haven 89 75 t 91 75 tToday 6:51a 1:08a 7:51p 1:57p Sat. 7:32a 1:41a 9:16p 3:11p Today 5:28a 12:13p 6:28p 11:57p Sat. 6:09a 1:27p 7:53p --Today 4:33a 10:34a 5:33p 10:18p Sat. 5:14a 11:48a 6:58p 10:52p Today 7:23a 1:37a 8:23p 2:26p Sat. 8:04a 2:10a 9:48p 3:40p Today 3:43a 10:52a 4:43p 10:36p Sat. 4:24a 12:06p 6:08p 11:10p SW 4-8 1-2 Light WSW 7-14 1-3 Light 91/77 88/78 90/78 90/80 90/78 89/76 91/75 90/76 90/75 90/76 90/75 89/75 89/75 90/75 91/75 88/77 90/76 91/80 91/78 90/78 91/75 90/77 90/78 89/74 91/77 89/79 90/80 91/76 90/7688 Pollen Index readings as of Thursday Today Sat. Today Sat. Today Sat. Today Sat.Albuquerque 90 66 pc 92 66 t Anchorage 64 52 sh 63 52 r Atlanta 88 66 pc 91 70 pc Baltimore 78 54 s 82 62 s Billings 88 62 t 87 61 t Birmingham 91 65 pc 93 72 pc Boise 87 62 pc 89 64 s Boston 75 61 pc 78 64 pc Buffalo 70 57 pc 71 62 t Burlington, VT 65 54 sh 76 59 pc Charleston, WV 78 53 s 83 64 pc Charlotte 86 66 pc 88 67 pc Chicago 79 63 pc 84 68 t Cincinnati 78 54 s 84 67 pc Cleveland 70 54 s 79 66 t Columbia, SC 92 71 pc 95 73 pc Columbus, OH 78 53 s 85 69 pc Concord, NH 71 50 c 77 56 pc Dallas 97 79 s 100 80 pc Denver 87 60 pc 88 61 t Des Moines 82 70 t 80 70 t Detroit 75 55 s 80 65 t Duluth 81 65 t 75 54 pc Fairbanks 65 51 sh 72 50 pc Fargo 87 66 t 86 63 pc Hartford 75 53 pc 80 59 s Helena 82 56 t 83 57 t Honolulu 89 76 pc 89 77 pc Houston 93 76 s 94 78 s Indianapolis 76 57 pc 82 68 pc Jackson, MS 90 66 pc 92 73 s Kansas City 87 70 pc 89 69 t Knoxville 85 63 s 86 67 pc Las Vegas 102 76 s 103 78 s Los Angeles 84 65 pc 84 65 pc Louisville 84 64 pc 89 70 pc Memphis 90 69 pc 91 75 pc Milwaukee 77 63 pc 82 64 t Minneapolis 84 69 t 87 67 t Montgomery 94 68 pc 97 73 pc Nashville 89 65 s 91 69 pc New Orleans 93 75 pc 90 78 pc New York City 76 63 s 80 66 s Norfolk, VA 81 68 s 84 70 t Oklahoma City 97 75 pc 99 74 pc Omaha 84 71 t 81 69 t Philadelphia 78 60 s 82 66 s Phoenix 103 84 pc 106 85 s Pittsburgh 72 47 s 78 64 pc Portland, ME 71 56 c 76 59 pc Portland, OR 82 61 pc 83 61 c Providence 77 58 pc 80 62 s Raleigh 85 67 s 86 68 pc Salt Lake City 90 64 pc 90 64 s St. Louis 87 72 pc 85 73 pc San Antonio 99 78 s 100 78 s San Diego 79 69 pc 79 69 pc San Francisco 73 58 pc 72 58 pc Seattle 77 59 c 78 59 c Washington, DC 81 63 s 85 68 s Amsterdam 67 57 sh 66 59 pc Baghdad 117 88 s 116 84 s Beijing 89 69 s 90 69 pc Berlin 70 55 sh 68 53 sh Buenos Aires 64 51 s 69 53 s Cairo 98 75 s 97 76 s Calgary 75 55 t 74 57 t Cancun 91 75 t 92 75 s Dublin 64 50 pc 64 51 c Edmonton 82 56 pc 76 53 t Halifax 73 61 r 72 58 sh Kiev 82 58 t 78 56 t London 70 53 sh 72 56 pc Madrid 89 60 s 87 59 s Mexico City 73 53 t 73 53 t Montreal 61 54 sh 70 59 sh Ottawa 63 50 c 73 56 pc Paris 69 51 pc 71 54 pc Regina 85 62 t 79 59 t Rio de Janeiro 73 66 pc 75 66 pc Rome 82 62 s 82 62 s St. Johns 64 54 pc 64 55 pc San Juan 89 79 s 88 79 t Sydney 64 47 pc 65 53 r Tokyo 90 79 pc 89 77 t Toronto 72 54 pc 76 62 t Vancouver 70 60 c 72 60 c Winnipeg 87 61 t 79 56 s 91/76High ................... 104 at Thermal, CALow ......... 28 at Bodie State Park, CAFt. Myers 89/76 storms all day Punta Gorda 90/76 storms all day Sarasota 91/77 storms all day Last Aug 17 New Aug 25 First Sep 2 Full Sep 8 Today 11:44 p.m. 12:07 p.m. Saturday none 1:06 p.m. Today 7:00 a.m. 8:06 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. 8:05 p.m. Today 10:40a 4:27a 11:06p 4:53p Sat. 11:36a 5:23a ---5:49p Sun. 12:02a 6:16a 12:29p 6:42p MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2014 2013 Avg. Record/YearJan. 3.67 0.43 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 1.24 2.12 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 5.10 1.98 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 2.00 3.06 2.03 5.80/1994 May 3.68 2.76 2.50 9.45/1991 Jun. 6.34 10.50 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 5.21 7.38 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 3.87 9.29 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 11.12 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 3.48 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.01 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 0.97 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 31.11 53.10 50.74 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. WEATHER/WORLD NEWS CAIRO (AP) Palestinian ofcials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptianmediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the ghting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides demands still seemingly irreconcilable, that optimism may be premature and a deal not so close in the making. Israel and Hamas are observing a ve-day cease-re which began at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to allow talks between the sides in Cairo to continue. The negotiations are meant to secure a substantive end to the monthlong war and draw up a roadmap for the coastal territory, which has been hard-hit in the ghting. Israeli ofcials have largely kept quiet about the negotiations. But militant groups represented in Cairo said progress was being made toward a deal a stark turnaround from earlier posturing. The war is now behind us, and the chances for an agreement on a lasting cease-re are encouraging, Ziad al-Nakhaleh, deputy leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group, told The Associated Press. Though we didnt get all that we wanted, there was progress here and there. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev would not comment Thursday on the Cairo talks. Beyond demands for a seaport and airport, Hamas is also seeking an end to a crippling blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt in 2007, when Hamas seized control of the coastal strip. The blockade has greatly limited the movement of Palestinians in and out of the territory of 1.8 million people. It has also restricted the ow of goods into Gaza and blocked virtually all exports. Israel says the closure is necessary to prevent arms smuggling, and ofcials are reluctant to make any concessions that would allow Hamas to declare victory. Israel, meanwhile, is demanding that Hamas be disarmed, or at the very least, be prevented from re-arming, a term that is a virtual non-starter for the militant group. Hamas has recovered from previous rounds of violence with Israel, including a major threeweek air and ground operation in January 2009 and another weeklong air offensive in 2012. It still has an arsenal of several thousand rockets, some with long ranges and relatively heavy payloads. The sides are studying an Egyptian proposal which calls for easing parts of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, bringing some relief to the territory. But the proposal leaves the key areas of disagreement, including Hamas demand for a full lifting of the blockade and Israeli calls for Hamas to disarm, to later negotiations. On Wednesday, as the head of the Palestinian delegation Azzam al-Ahmad announced the cease-re had been extended for an additional ve days, he also noted that there had been signicant progress. But, highlighting the devilin-the-details nature of the negotiations, he also said disagreements remained over wording regarding security arrangements, reconstruction efforts for the Gaza Strip and the permissible shing area.Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid fruitless criticisms and shows of force, offering a message of reconciliation at the start of a ve-day visit to South Korea that received a stark response from the North. North Korea red three short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast about an hour before Francis landed in Seoul, and two others a short while later. North Korea has conducted several such tests this year, and it also has a long history of making sure it is not forgotten during high-prole events in the South. Neither Francis nor South Korean President Park Geun-hye referred to the rings in their speeches at Seouls presidential palace, and the Vatican spokesman sought to downplay the incident altogether, say ing he wasnt even sure the pope had been told. In the rst speech of his rst trip to Asia, Francis told Park, government ofcials and regional diplomats that peace required justice and that justice in turn requires forgiveness, cooperation and mutual respect. He said diplomacy must be encouraged so that listening and dialogue replace mutual recriminations, fruitless criticisms and displays of force. We cannot become discouraged in our pur suit of these goals which are for the good not only of the Korean people but of the entire region and the whole world, he said, in the rst English-language speech of his ponticate. Usually Francis speaks in Italian or his native Spanish, but the Vatican said he would deliver at least four speeches in English on the trip to accommodate his Asian audiences. North Koreas apparent test ring was conducted from Wonsan on its east coast, according to a South Korean Defense Ministry ofcial who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing ofce rules. It wasnt immediately clear what the projectiles were. North Korea has expressed anger over annual military drills between the United States and South Korea, which it says are invasion preparations. A new round of drills, which Seoul and Washington call routine and defensive, is expected to start in coming days. As he arrived at an airport just south of Seoul on the rst papal visit in a quarter century, the pope shook hands with four relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 and two descendants of Korean martyrs who died rather than renounce their faith. Francis on Saturday will beatify 124 Korean martyrs who founded the church on the peninsula in the 18th century, hoping to give South Koreas vibrant and growing church new models for holiness and evangelization.Pope to Koreas: Avoid fruitless shows of force AP PHOTOPope Francis waves from a car after his arrival in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday. 1174ONLY ONMonBifngsr :.,..87!61 6350' 61P54O J 8a4i2 inneapoka 'Toronto-. 84/69 '-,, 72/54DenortiSanFrancisco 705 New York73/58, Chicago 003f \ 3 Waihi gtonDenver 81!63Los And ka1 81/60 Kansas City ..9e 87/70AtlantaEI Paso90171 uahua Houstonk 87/61x93/76 Miami 0 Monterrey 98/74R380 50 100150 200 300 500'1 Trees :> Grasso,o. 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SPORTSFriday, August 15, 2014 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsBlog .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence As fallen driver is mourned, Stewart decides to skip Sundays race, Page 5 INDEX | Lottery 2 | Community calendar 2 | College athletics 2 | Golf 2 | Basketball 3 | Baseball 3-4 | Auto racing 5 | Quick Hits 5 | Scoreboard 5 | NFL 6 | College football 6 MLBMLB unanimously elects Manfred as new commishBALTIMORE Rob Manfred was elected baseballs 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man competition to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink. The 55-year-old, who has worked for Major League Baseball in roles with ever-increasing authority since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Selig on Jan. 25. Its a generational change much like the NBA under took when Adam Silver, then 51, replaced 71-year-old David Stern as commissioner in February. And like Silver, he was his bosss pick. Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the rst contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of balloting. I am tremendously honored by the condence that the owners showed in me today, Manfred said. I have very big shoes to ll. Selig has led baseball since September 1992, rst as chairman of the sports executive council following Fay Vincents forced resignation and as commissioner since July 1998. After announcing his intention to retire many times only to change his mind, he said last September that he really, truly planned to leave in January 2015. One baseball executive who attended the meeting, speaking on condition of anonymity because details of the By RONALD BLUMASSOCIATED PRESSHe will take over for Selig on Jan. 25AP FILE PHOTOMajor League Baseball Chief Operating Ocer Rob Manfred fell one vote short of the required three-quarters majority on the rst ballot Thursday to become the new baseball commissioner. BALLOT | 3WERNER Longo powers RaysBy SCHUYLER DIXONASSOCIATED PRESSARLINGTON, Texas Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs, Jake Odorizzi helped extend Tampa Bays impressive road pitching streak with seven strong innings, and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Thursday night. Longorias team-leading 15th homer was a two-run shot that gave the Rays a 6-2 lead in the fth. Logan Forsythe had a two-run homer, his fth, to put the Rays in front to stay in the second. Odorizzi (9-9) struck out seven to help give the Rays their AL-record 18th consecutive road game without allowing more than three runs. Robbie Ross (2-5) came up from Triple-A Round Rock to ll in for Texas ace Yu Darvish, who is sidelined with elbow inammation. The lefthander gave up six runs in 413 innings. Odorizzi was the starter the last time Tampa Bay gave up more than three runs the last home game before the 10-game trip that just ended with the Rays taking three of four from the Rangers. The right-hander allowed ve runs in a 7-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 3. Following up six shutout innings in a win at the Chicago Cubs, Odorizzi retired the nal 10 hitters after Geovany Sotos rst homer of the MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 YANKEES AT RAYSWHO: New York (61-58) at Tampa Bay (60-61) WHEN: Today, 7:10 p.m. WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg PITCHERS: Brandon McCarthy (7-11, 4.31) vs. Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.41) TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 105.9 FM, 620 AM, 1220 AM, 1480 AM, 1530 AM, 1580 AMRAYS | 3Walks haunt Crabs in lossBy JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERPORT CHARLOTTE Sometimes walks can come around to bite you in the butt. Thats what righthander Austin Pruitt said after it happened to the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Thursday night. Five Palm Beach Cardinals hitters worked walks and four came around to score as they took the series at Charlotte Sports Park with a 5-4 win. You dont know which run is going to win a game, Pruitt said. You want to make them earn the hits and not give them a free pass to first base. You got to go out there, throw strikes and battle. Stone Crabs manager Jared Sandberg said Pruitt was impressive on Thursday, and for the most part, he was. The right-hander allowed one hit while striking out six, and he retired the Cardinals in order in five of his seven innings. The only real damage against him came in the second inning. Pruitt walked Luke Voit and Anthony Garcia to lead off the frame, and both came around to score after a single from David Washington and RBI groundouts from Mason Katz and Jimmy Bosco. Pruitt retired 16 of the last 17 batters he faced before exiting after the seventh inning. He also FSL: Palm Beach 5, Charlotte 4 STONE CRABS AT HAMMERHEADSWHO: Charlotte (26-25) at Jupiter (17-34) WHEN: Today, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter PROBABLE PITCHERS: TBD vs. Matt Milroy (1-7, 8.05) RADIO: 91.7 FM or www. INSIDE: Crabs Andrew Toles reports to Port Charlotte, PAGE 3CRABS | 3TAMPA As viral video phenomenons go, if it isnt the coolest, its certainly the coldest. Over and over in the past few months, across the country, the same simple sequence has unfolded: Famous person ner vously addresses a camera, then has a bucket of ice water poured over his or her head. The person gasps, shivers a bit, collects himself and challenges three people to do the same in the next 24 hours or donate money to charity. Its all over social media, all in the name of raising money for charity, most recently focusing on fundraising for research for amy otrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable neurodegenerative disease. ALS is better known as Lou Gehrigs disease, for the baseball player who died from it in 1941, and athletes are helping to raise awareness of the disease, which affects about 30,000 Americans, including about 1,500 in Florida. Its for a great cause, said Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, part of a chain of at least seven Bucs ice baths Thursday, his a tribute to O.J. Brigance, a linebacker who played for him with the Rams in 2001-02 and was diagnosed with ALS in 2007. Anything you can do with research to help get rid of a deadly disease is good. You want to keep it going, bringing attention to something that needs attention. Since July 29, the video campaign had helped raise more than $7 million nationally as of Wednesday, compared to $1.12 million during the same period last year, the ALS Association said. The Florida chapter, based in Tampa, said it has received $52,826 since July 22, up form $21,368 in the same time frame a NFL: Tampa BayAP PHOTOKansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid gets a bucket of ice water dumped on him by Chase Daniel for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after practice Thursday morning on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. Mo. A chain of at least seven Tampa Bay Buccaneers also took part in the challenge Thursday, including coach Lovie Smith.Bucs go ice bucketTampa Bay takes part in fundraiser for ALS By GREG AUMANTAMPA BAY TIMES DOLPHINS AT BUCCANEERS WHO: Miami (0-1) at Tampa Bay (0-1) WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa TV: WFLA RADIO: 103.5 FM, 620 AM, 1580 AM, 99.3 FM TICKETS: INSIDE: Dolphins making changes at linebacker, PAGE 6BUCS | 6 N u Y J'94g rl-41ctic, 9^< Ea"f fa' w' 1, t e'!y9 i .._tty r -d S ar4 rY-gsL"fir' > 5Tw.a5 U t t,Z-l 'Itby c 1,4 \ L R-I t i, I I:iev ky; J Ewf\ `'. tINN z"


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Contact usM ark Lawrence Sports Editor M ike Bambach Deputy SE Matt Stevens Assistant SE Rob Shore Staff writer Zach Miller Staff writer Josh Vitale Staff writer jvitale@sun-herald.comEMAIL: FAX: 941-629-2085 SunCoast Sports NowWhen news breaks, we blog it at Like us and share our photos on Facebook: SunCoastSports Follow us on Twitter for live event updates and breaking news: @SunCoastSports Florida CASH 3Aug. 14N ....................................5-7-3 Aug. 14D ....................................4-3-9 Aug. 13N ................................... 8-9-6 Aug. 13D ....................................1-5-3 Aug. 12N ....................................1-1-1 Aug. 12D ....................................9-4-3 D-Day, N-Night PLAY 4Aug. 14N .................................6-7-7-0 Aug. 14D .................................5-4-3-0 Aug. 13N ................................ 7-4-9-4 Aug. 13D .................................7-0-5-7 Aug. 12N .................................3-5-8-5 Aug. 12D .................................4-1-3-6 D-Day, N-Night FANTASY 5Aug. 14 .........................1-8-18-22-35 Aug. 13 .................... 11-16-21-22-36 Aug. 12 .........................7-9-14-15-36PAYOFF FOR AUG. 131 5-digit winners ..........$214,880.84 280 4-digit winners .............$123.50 9,749 3-digit winners ...............$9.50 LUCKY MONEYAug. 12 ...........................12-20-34-45 Lucky Ball ........................................12 Aug. 8 ...............................2-12-22-42 Lucky Ball ........................................14PAYOFF FOR AUG. 120 4-of-4 LB ..........................$500,000 4 4-of-4 ...................................$1,789 45 3-of-4 LB ..........................$348.50 635 3-of-4 ...............................$72.50 LOTTOAug. 13 ................16-39-42-46-47-48 Aug. 9 ..................14-17-26-32-45-46PAYOFF FOR AUG. 130 6-digit winners ......................$14M 17 5-digit winners ..................$6,700 939 4-digit winners ................$92.50 20,041 3-digit winners ..................$6 POWERBALLAug. 13 .......................8-37-39-40-52 Powerball ........................................24 Aug.9 ..........................3-12-31-34-51 Powerball ........................................24PAYOFF FOR AUG. 130 5 of 5 + PB .............................$40M 0 5 of 5 .............................$1,000,000 1 4 of 5 + PB ..........................$10,000 28 4 of 5 ....................................$100ESTIMATED JACKPOT $50 million MEGA MILLIONSAug. 12 .....................32-53-60-63-68 MegaBall ...........................................6 Aug. 8 .........................9-16-61-70-75 MegaBall ...........................................7PAYOFF FOR AUG. 120 5 of 5 + MB ..........................$128M 0 5 of 5 .............................$1,000,000 2 4 of 5 + MB ..........................$5,000 21 4 of 5 ....................................$500ESTIMATED JACKPOT $128 million AWAY AT COLLEGE: Nick HansonAfter hiatus, Hanson tackles return to fieldNick Hanson appreciates his place on the Baldwin Wallace University football team after two years away from the sport. The sophomore didnt play after graduating from Port Charlotte High School in 2010. His family relocated, and after settling in to his new home he resumed football. He played offensive right tackle for the semipro Vermont Ice Storm, which he said had players from their teens to 40s. I loved it, he said. Its not the highest level of competition. Its a different level, he said. Youre playing to play. Its all for the love the game. It rejuvenated my love for football. Though it was a good experience, Hanson said he starting contacting NCAA Division III programs. Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) responded to him rst and was one of two schools he seriously considered. Last year he played and started for the junior varsity and dressed for some varsity games. It was a good way to start, he said. I was happy I worked my way into starting. This season he is listed as the backup right tackle to a senior. Hes going to be ghting for a position, coach John Snell said. He hasnt won a job yet. He seems to be very mature. Hes very respectful. He listens to the coaches. He wants to get better, and hes going to get better. The team has multiple new assistant coaches on its offensive side, including line coach Ryan Crow. Players have been learning new procedures and new names for plays, Hanson said. In addition, Hanson has been training much more diligently to be game ready for an offense that ranked fth among 10 Ohio Athletic Conference teams last year. He was a little rusty, Snell said. Hopefully, hell be in much better shape. The 275-pound Hanson is listed at 6-foot-3, the tallest among the linemen. Im running more, lifting harder, he said. Im a lot stronger. Im becoming more coordinated and more exible. The team practices in the complex where the Cleveland Browns formerly played, and Hanson said the players also wear shoulder pads that were worn by Browns players. In its regular season nale, Baldwin Wallace travels to Heidelberg University, where North Port High School graduates Corbin Rourke and Joshua Pollard are freshmen fullbacks.Contact Barbara Boxleitner at BKLE3@aol.comBy BARBARA BOXLEITNERSUN CORRESPONDENTPort Charlotte alumnus ghts for varsity spot at Baldwin Wallace HANSON | GOLF SCOREBOARDPGA TourWYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP At Sedgeeld Country Club Greensboro, N.C. Purse: $5.3 million Yardage: 7,127; Par 70 Camilo Villegas 31-32 William McGirt 34-31 Webb Simpson 30-34 Scott Langley 34-31 Martin Laird 31-34 Paul Casey 32-33 Heath Slocum 34-31 Andrew Loupe 34-31 Ryuji Imada 33-33 J.J. Henry 32-34 Johnson Wagner 33-33 Ricky Barnes 31-35 Brian Stuard 31-35 Steve Marino 33-33 Mike Weir 34-32 Steven Bowditch 33-33 Robert Allenby 31-35 Tommy Gainey 34-32 David Lingmerth 32-35 Carl Pettersson 34-33 Nick Watney 34-33 Tim Clark 34-33 David Toms 34-33 Jhonattan Vegas 32-35 Andrew Svoboda 33-34 Dicky Pride 32-35 Josh Teater 34-33 Tim Petrovic 33-34 Bobby Wyatt 32-35 Will Wilcox 32-35 Bo Van Pelt 33-34 Shawn Stefani 33-34 D.A. Points 31-36 Matt Bettencourt 31-36 Justin Bolli 32-35 Stuart Appleby 34-34 Bill Haas 34-34 Ken Duke 34-34 Freddie Jacobson 33-35 Alex Cejka 33-35 Robert Garrigus 34-34 Brooks Koepka 33-35 Michael Putnam 34-34 Rafael Cabrera Bello 34-34 Ernie Els 36-32 Brandt Snedeker 35-33 Ben Curtis 33-35 Derek Ernst 33-35 James Hahn 35-34 John Daly 35-34 James Driscoll 35-34 Francesco Molinari 34-35 Hideki Matsuyama 33-36 Chesson Hadley 34-35 Sang-Moon Bae 34-35 Brian Davis 34-35 Robert Streb 34-35 Kevin Kisner 33-36 Joe Durant 32-37 Justin Hicks 36-33 Kevin Foley 35-34 Brad Fritsch 34-35 Jason Allred 32-37 Luke Guthrie 35-34 Will MacKenzie 34-35 Retief Goosen 33-36 Y.E. Yang 35-34 Todd Hamilton 34-35 Bud Cauley 32-37 Patrick Cantlay 35-34 Richard Sterne 34-35 Gary Christian 33-36LPGA TourWEGMANS CHAMPIONSHIP At Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford, N.Y. Purse: $2.25 million Yardage: 6,720; Par 72 a-denotes amateur Meena Lee 33-33 Lexi Thompson 32-34 Jennifer Kirby 33-34 Brittany Lincicome 33-34 Lisa McCloskey 31-36 Shanshan Feng 34-34 Cristie Kerr 35-33 Emma Jandel 34-35 Eun-Hee Ji 35-34 Ilhee Lee 32-37 Mirim Lee 34-35 Catriona Matthew 35-34 Anna Nordqvist 33-36 Brooke Pancake 36-33 Angela Stanford 35-34 Chella Choi 34-36 Yueer Cindy Feng 35-35 Tiany Joh 35-35 Jennifer Johnson 34-36 Danielle Kang 32-38 Lydia Ko 36-34 Jessica Korda 36-34 Brittany Lang 35-35 Megan McChrystal 37-33 Jane Park 35-35 Beatriz Recari 35-35 Paula Reto 34-36 Yani Tseng 35-35 Chie Arimura 34-37 Laura Davies 35-36 Austin Ernst 35-36 Sandra Gal 34-37 Caroline Hedwall 35-36 Maria Hernandez 36-35 Mi Jung Hur 33-38 Moriya Jutanugarn 36-35 Sarah Kemp 34-37 Sue Kim 34-37 Stacy Lewis 35-36 Xi Yu Lin 34-37 Kristy McPherson 36-35 Azahara Munoz 36-35 Suzann Pettersen 37-34 Pornanong Phatlum 37-34 Lizette Salas 35-36 Giulia Sergas 35-36 Ale na Sharp 31-40 Marina Alex 37-35 Kathleen Ekey 35-37 Jodi Ewart Shado 37-35 Katy Harris 36-36 Nicole Jeray 33-39 Haeji Kang 35-37 Stacey Keating 36-36 Joanna Klatten 37-35 Mo Martin 37-35 C ar oline Masson 35-37 Paola Moreno 35-37 Belen Mozo 37-35 Lee-Anne Pace 35-37 Inbee Park 36-36 Gerina Piller 36-36 Jennifer Song 36-36 Thidapa Suwannapura 36-36 Ayako Uehara 34-38 Mariajo Uribe 37-35 Amy Yang 35-37European TourMADE IN DENMARK At Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort (Backtee Course) Farso, Denmark Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,382; Par: 71 (35-36) Felipe Aguilar, Chile 30-36 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark 32-34 Bradley Dredge, Wales 31-35 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 34-35 Peter Lawrie, Ireland 34-36 Nicolas Colsaerts, Belgium 34-36 Sihwan Kim, South Korea 34-36 Daniel Gaunt, England 35-35 S.S.P. Chowrasia, India 33-37 Andrew Marshall, England 35-35 Andreas Harto, Denmark 33-37 Roope Kakko, Finland 33-37 Phillip Archer, England 33-37USGAU.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP At Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Johns Creek, Ga. Yardage: Par 71, 7,382 yards Second Round Match Play Round of 32 Upper Bracket Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh (145) def. Bran don McIver, Billings, Mont. (143), 4 and 3 Byron Meth, San Diego (140) def. Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (144), 5 and 4 Jimmy Mullen, England (139) def. Justin Tereshko, Madison, Ind. (142), 23 holes Frederick Wedel, The Woodlands, Texas (144) def. Derek Bard, New Hartford, N.Y. (142), 2 and 1 Kyle Jones, Taylor, Ariz. (143) def. Garrett Rank, Canada (145), 2 and 1 Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (140) def. Isaiah Logue, Faireld, Pa. (144), 2 up Ollie Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. (142) def. Sam Burns, Shreveport, La. (138), 20 holes Gunn Yang, South Korea (141) def. Paul Howard, England (144), 1 up Lower Bracket Corey Conners, Canada (142) def. Jesse Heinly, Bend, Ore. (145), 4 and 3 Jon Rahm, Spain (144) def. Rico Hoey, Ran cho Cucamonga, Calif. (144), 3 and 2 Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (138) def. Mario Galiano, Spain (142), 4 and 2 Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. (141) def. Bo Andrews, Raleigh, N.C. (144), 4 and 3 Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif. (143) def. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Taiwan (138), 2 up Roman Robledo, Harlingen, Texas (144) vs. Robby Shelton, Wilmer, Ala. (140), 1 up Eli Cole, Los Angeles (142) def. Jonathan Garrick, Atherton, Calif. (138), 1 up Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. (141) def. Jonathan Chang, Corona, Calif. (144), 5 and 3 Third Round Match Play Round of 16 Upper Bracket Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh (145) def. Byron Meth, San Diego (140), 21 holes Frederick Wedel, The Woodlands, Texas (144) def. Jimmy Mullen, England (139), 2 and 1 Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (140) def. Kyle Jones, Taylor, Ariz. (143), 1 up Gunn Yang, South Korea (141) def. Ollie Schniederjans, Powder Springs, Ga. (142), 1 up Lower Bracket Corey Conners, Canada (142) def. Jon Rahm, Spain (144), 3 and 1 Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. (141) def. Will Zalatoris, Plano, Texas (138), 5 and 3 Roman Robledo, Harlingen, Texas (144) def. Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif. (143), 3 and 1 Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. (141) def. Eli Cole, Los Angeles (142), 1 up Todays pairings Quarternals Upper Bracket 11 a.m. Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh (145) vs. Frederick Wedel, The Woodlands, Texas (144) 11:20 a.m. Cameron Young, Scarborough, N.Y. (140) vs. Gunn Yang, South Korea (141) Lower Bracket 11:40 a.m. Corey Conners, Canada (142) vs. Zachary Olsen, Cordova, Tenn. (141) Noon Roman Robledo, Harlingen, Texas (144) vs. Denny McCarthy, Rockville, Md. (141) TourNEWS SENTINEL OPEN At Fox Den C.C., Knoxville, Tenn. Purse: $550,000 Yardage: 7,071; Par 71 Matt Fast 31-34 Martin Piller 32-33 Brandon Bunn 31-35 Cory Whitsett 33-33 Ryan Spears 34-32 Sung Joon Park 34-32 Brandon Brown 32-34 Fabian Gomez 33-34 Hunter Haas 34-33 Bill Lunde 33-34 Scott Harrington 32-35 T.J. Vogel 34-33 Tom Gillis 35-32 Adam Crawford 34-33 Camilo Benedetti 33-34 J.J. Killeen 33-34 Roberto Diaz 33-34 AP PHOTOLexi Thompson tees o on the 10th hole during the LPGA Championship at the Monroe Golf Club, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 in Pittsford, N.Y. AP PHOTOWilliam McGirt acknowledges the crowd after a birdie on the 18th hole during the rst round of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday. | COMMUNITY CALENDARBASEBALLGame Day Heat: 12U travel team looking for players. Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at North Charlotte Regional Park. Call Scott, 941-421-8378. Englewood Area Youth Baseball: Registration, Sept. 2 and 4, 6-7:30 p.m., at Englewood Sports Complex meeting room. Cost: $25. Season starts Sept. 8. Games played Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Volunteers also needed. Call Bill Stiver Sr., 941-468-3871. North Port Area Little League fall registration: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19-21 at Atwater Community Park, adjacent to Atwater Elementary School between East Price Boulevard and Atwater Drive. You can also register online by visiting NPALL. com. Fees are $80 for all age groups. Practices start Sept. 8. Email Steve Saborse at or visit the organizations Facebook page. Port Charlotte Little League registration: Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27; at Harold Ave. Recreation Center; 10 a.m.-noon; season starts Sept. 29. Cost: $45/ player. Childs birth certificate and proof of residency documents required to register. Visit www.portcharlottelit or call 941-629-0114.BOXINGYouth and adult classes: Male and female. Mondays-Fridays, 6-8 p.m. at 24710 Sandhill Blvd., Deep Creek. Training and/or competition. Member of USA Boxing. Call 239-2929230 or visit CharlotteHarborBoxing. com, CharlotteHarborBoxingGymnasium.CHEERLEADINGFranz Ross Park YMCA: For ages 5-13. Register in person, online at or call 941-629-9622. Cost: $43 for members, $65 for nonmembers.GYMNASTICSFranz Ross Park YMCA: Intro to Tumbling for ages 3-5. Register in person, online at or call 941-629-9622. Cost: $30/members, $60/nonmembers.PRESCHOOLERSFranz Ross Park YMCA: Soccer, T-Ball and All Sport for ages 3-4. Register in person, online at or call 941-629-9622. Cost: $30/members, $60/nonmembers.RUNNINGVenice YMCA Triathlon: Aug. 30, 7:30 a.m. Quarter-mile swim, 14.6 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run on closed course in Venice. USAT sanctioned. Cost: $85/individuals, $170/teams (2 or 3 people) by Aug. 28. Final race in SCFYMCA race series. Send registration and check to SCFYMCA/ Venice Triathlon, 701 Center Road, Venice, FL 34285.SOCCERFranz Ross Park YMCA: For ages 5-13. Register in person, online at or call 629-9622. Cost: $43/members, $65/nonmembers.The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. To have your activity published, fax (941-629-2085) or e-mail ( event details to the Sports Department at least one week in advance. Phone calls will not be accepted. Submissions suitable for publication will be edited for length and clarity. Two share LPGA lead BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSFORD, N.Y. Lexi Thompson and South Koreas Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the rst-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season. Thompson, the Kraft Nabisco winner in April for her rst major title, and Lee each made eight birdies and a pair of bogeys at Monroe Golf Club to nish a stroke ahead of ahead of Brittany Lincicome, Colombias Lisa McCloskey and Canadian rookie Jennifer Kirby. Shanshan Feng of China, the tournament winner two years ago, was tied for sixth at 68 with 2010 champion Cristie Kerr. Catriona Matthew of Scotland, runner-up a year ago to South Koreas Inbee Park, was tied at 69 with seven other players. Park was at even-par 72, one shot better than Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb. Top-ranked Stacy Lewis, a three-time winner this year, started on the back nine and birdied three of the rst ve holes, then faltered with three straight bogeys before the turn. She nished at 71. Villegas goes low in return: Camilo Villegas opened with a 7-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., the final event before the PGA Tours playoffs. North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back at Sedgefield. Villegas, who hasnt won since 2010, spent the past week back in his native Colombia for a little recharge leaving his clubs in Florida. Yang rallies for upset: South Koreas Gunn Yang advanced to the U.S. Amateur quarterfinals, birdieing the final three holes to beat top-ranked Ollie Schniederjans 1 up at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Yang, a San Diego State sophomore making his first appearance in the tournament, was down a hole against Schniederjans, a senior at Georgia Tech, after 15 holes. Yang won the par-16th with a 6-foot putt, took the par-3 17th with another 6-footer and finished off the hometown favorite with a tap-in on the par-5 18th. Bjorn starts quickly: Danish star Thomas Bjorn shot a 5-under 66 for a share of the first-round lead in the Made in Denmark tournament in Aalborg, Denmark, boosting his chances of securing a spot on Europes Ryder Cup. The 43-year-old Bjorn has 15 European Tour victories. Chiles Felipe Aguilar and Wales Bradley Dredge also shot 66. GOLF ROUNDUP 11H ___F y1II1


The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 SP Page 3 CARDINALS 5, STONE CRABS 4 HITTER OF THE GAME Tyler Goeddel, Stone Crabs: The third baseman provided the biggest blow in the Stone Crabs comeback attempt, ripping a two-run double down the left-field line in the eighth inning to extend his hitting streak to five games. PITCHER OF THE GAME Nick Petree, Cardinals: Johnny Fields solo home run proved to be the only damage against Petree, who gave up one run on six hits while striking out four over seven innings. KEY INNING Eighth: The Cardinals scored three runs on two walks, two hits and a passed ball in the top half of the frame, but Charlotte nearly came back to tie it in the bottom half with three runs on two singles, a double and a hit-by-pitch. QUOTE OF THE DAY Goeddel: Its getting near the end, so its tough not to be looking (at the standings) a little more and a little more. But its something you try not to worry about. Take it one game at a time. Josh Vitale STONE CRABS GAME REPORT CARDINALS 5, STONE CRABS 4Palm Beach AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Martini CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .266 Vargas SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 .249 Caldwell 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 .267 Voit 1B 3 1 1 1 1 1 .287 Garcia LF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .230 Washington DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 .224 Katz 2B 4 0 0 1 0 1 .252 Bosco RF 3 1 0 1 1 0 .245 Rosenberg C 3 0 0 0 0 0 .193 Totals 29 5 3 4 5 7 .264 Charlotte AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Coyle 2B 5 1 1 0 0 2 .251 Field CF 3 2 1 1 0 0 .284 Tissenbaum C 4 0 0 0 0 0 .296 Leonard 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 .289 Goeddel DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 .266 Goetzman LF 3 0 2 0 1 1 .198 Soriano RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .277 Querecuto SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Quinonez 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 .212 Totals 34 4 9 4 2 9 .262 Palm Beach 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 0 Charlotte 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 9 1 E: Coyle (15, elding). LOB: Palm Beach 4. Charlotte 6. 2B: Goeddel (23). HR: Field (3, 6th inning o Petree, 0 on, 2 out). RBI: Katz (19), Bosco (12), Vargas, I (39), Voit (43), Field (10), Leonard (53), Goeddel 2 (55). RISP: Palm Beach 3 for 10. Charlotte 2 for 6. SAC: Vargas, I, Rosenberg. CS: Querecuto (1). GIDP: Vargas, I 2. DP: Palm Beach 1 (Caldwell-Voit). PB: Tissenbaum 2 (14). Palm Beach IP H R ER BB SO HR ER A P etree W, 6-4 7 6 1 1 1 4 1 2.21 Baker 2/3 3 3 3 1 1 0 1.95 Perry S, 5 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 4 0 2.03 Charlotte IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Pruitt L, 9-5 7 1 2 2 3 6 0 3.69 Cooper 2/3 2 3 2 2 1 0 5.40 Brandt 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 WP: Perry, Cooper. HBP: Field (by Baker, C). Inherited runners-scored: Perry 2-0, Brandt 2-1. Umpires: HP: Charlie Ramos. 1B: Nate Tomlinson. T: 2:36. Att: 1,122. FLORIDA STATE LEAGUENorth Division W L Pct. GB Daytona (Cubs) 30 21 .588 Tampa (Yankees) 28 25 .528 3 x-Dunedin (Blue Jays) 26 27 .491 5 Brevard Co. (Brewers) 25 26 .490 5 Clearwater (Phillies) 22 31 .415 9 Lakeland (Tigers) 17 35 .327 13 South Division W L Pct. GB Bradenton (Pirates) 32 20 .615 Palm Beach (Cardinals) 32 21 .604 x-Fort Myers (Twins) 30 23 .566 2 St. Lucie (Mets) 27 24 .529 4 Charlotte (Rays) 26 25 .510 5 Jupiter (Marlins) 17 34 .333 14 x-clinched rst half Wednesdays results St. Lucie 6, Fort Myers 1, 1st game Charlotte 2, Palm Beach 0 Bradenton at Jupiter, ppd., rain Dunedin 9, Clearwater 5, 10 innings Tampa 7, Lakeland 2 St. Lucie 6, Fort Myers 1, 2nd game Thursdays results Lakeland 1, Tampa 0, 1st game Daytona 6, Brevard County 2, 1st game Jupiter 4, Bradenton 3, 14 innings, 1st game Palm Beach 5, Charlotte 4 Dunedin 3, Clearwater 1 St. Lucie at Fort Myers, late Tampa 4, Lakeland 3, 2nd game Brevard County 2, Daytona 1, 2nd game Bradenton at Jupiter, 2nd game, late Todays games St. Lucie at Bradenton, 6:30 p.m. Lakeland at Clearwater, 6:30 p.m. Brevard County at Dunedin, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Jupiter, 6:35 p.m. Daytona at Tampa, 7 p.m. Palm Beach at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. unveiled a new cutter that he had been working on, throwing it four times in 94 pitches. I thought it was another good start for him, Sandberg said. He kind of unraveled, (started) pulling off the ball in the second to let up those two runs, but he made a nice adjustment and then cruised the rest of the time. Pruitts exit gave the Cardinals a chance to add to their total. Charlotte reliever Zach Cooper walked Bosco to lead off the eighth and allowed him to score on Ildermo Vargas single back to the mound. Cooper issued his second walk of the frame to third baseman Bruce Caldwell, and both Vargas and Caldwell came around to score on an RBI single from Voit and a passed ball, respectively, to increase the lead to 5-1. The two runs charged to Cooper were the first he allowed since a July 9 outing against the Jupiter Hammerheads. The righthander had given up one run in his last 12 innings entering Thursdays game. The leadoff walk definitely hurt, and he just couldnt put it away with two outs, Sandberg said. Hes not one to make excuses; he just didnt get the job done. Weve seen a dominant side of him so far, and that was just a little hiccup. The Stone Crabs nearly erased the four-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth. Third baseman Patrick Leonard hit an RBI single and designated hitter Tyler Goeddel followed it with a two-run double to cut the Cardinals lead to one. But Palm Beach reliever Chris Perry struck out right fielder Ariel Soriano with runners on the corners in the eighth inning, and he struck out the side in the ninth to earn his fifth save of the season. Center fielder Johnny Field provided the Stone Crabs first run of the game on a sixth-inning solo home run off Cardinals starter Nick Petree (seven innings, six hits, one run). Field is 6 for his last 14 with two home runs and four RBIs. Weve been playing really good lately, definitely. But we ran into a team that has also been playing really good recently in Palm Beach, Goeddel said. Both teams, I think for the most part, played pretty well in the series. I think, going forward, we can learn from these games. Hopefully the result will be a little different next time.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-203-1122 or PAGE 1 412-hour session were not be divulged, said Manfred was elected on approximately the sixth ballot. The initial vote was 20-10 for Manfred, three short of the required three-quarters majority. His total increased to 21 on the second and 22 on the third. While teams put written ballots into envelopes, keeping their choices secret, from team ofcial speeches it was evident that Tampa Bays Stuart Sternberg and Milwaukees Mark Attanasio likely switched, the person said. Manfreds total dropped to 20, then increased to 22 before a dinner break. He got the needed 23rd vote on the next, appar ently from Washington. Owners then made the nal vote unanimous. The person said it appeared Arizona, Boston, the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Angels, Oakland and Toronto had been the nal holdouts. White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and Toronto president Paul Beeston spoke out strongly against Manfred, the person said. Angels owner Arte Moreno joined Reinsdorf in leading Werners support. While Rob may not have been my initial choice for commissioner, the conclusion of a very good process was to name Rob as the person best positioned to help baseball endure and grow even stronger for the next generation of fans, Reinsdorf said in a statement. Todays decision was reached by 30 owners voting separately but speaking, in the end, with one voice. Manfred started with baseball in the late 1980s as an outside counsel in labor negotiations and was hired by Selig as executive vice president for labor relations and human resources in 1998. He received an expanded role of executive vice president of economics and league affairs in 2012 and last September was promoted to chief operating ofcer, becoming the likely heir apparent. He helped lead negotiations for baseballs last three labor contracts and the joint drug agreement that was instituted in 2002. In the last contested election, in 1968-69, owners turned to their outside labor lawyer, Bowie Kuhn. The 55-year-old Manfred, whose term was not specied, grew up in Rome, N.Y. about an hours drive from the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. BALLOTFROM PAGE 1 Myers nears return to RaysWil Myers could be back in the Rays lineup within the next week. Manager Joe Maddon said Myers, recovering from a broken right wrist, has done well enough in his first three rehab games at Triple-A Durham that he could rejoin the Rays during the series with Detroit that starts Tuesday at the Trop. Hes getting closer, not far off, Maddon said. The big thing is timing. .... Primarily as soon as he feels like hes seeing the fastball well, hell be ready. Myers, out since late May, is 4 for 9 with a grand slam and three walks as the DH. He was off Thursday and is schedule to play in the outfield tonight and Saturday. David DeJesus (left hand) is set to start a rehab assignment. DeJesus, out since mid-June, will work out at the Trop today, play for the Gulf Coast League Rays on Sunday, work out again at the Trop Sunday then join the Stone Crabs on Monday. Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times season, a two-run shot down the line in left that pulled the Rangers within 4-2. Longoria went deep to just about the same spot the next inning. Jake McGee pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances, getting the Rays within three games of the major league record for consecutive road games with three runs or fewer allowed held by the 1908 Cubs. Ross started the season in the Texas rotation after spending two years as a reliever. He struck out the side in the rst but then looked a lot like the pitcher who was sent back to the bullpen in May not long after giving up 30 runs 23 earned in 2623 innings over ve starts. The homer by Forsythe, who had three hits, came after Yunel Escobar reached with two outs on an ineld hit when third baseman Adrian Beltre barehanded the slow roller but threw wide to rst. Ross was gone after four straight hitters reached in the fth.NOTESAn MRI showed that Yu Darvishs elbow inammation is not a long-term concern, but theres no timetable for his return. He will miss at least two starts and will resume throwing when the tightness eases. ... Tampa Bay returns home to face the New York Yankees in the rst of 32 consecutive games against teams currently in playoff contention. RAYS 6, RANGERS 3Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Guyer lf 5 1 2 0 0 2 .276 Zobrist rf 4 1 0 0 1 1 .280 Longoria dh 5 2 2 3 0 2 .253 Loney 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .288 S.Rodriguez 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .220 Y.Escobar ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .260 Forsythe 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .253 J.Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .188 Kiermaier cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .270 Totals 37 6 10 6 2 10 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .241 Andrus ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .272 Carp 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .186 A.Beltre 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .314 Rios dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 L.Martin cf 4 1 2 0 0 2 .259 G.Soto c 3 1 1 2 0 0 .259 Adduci lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .195 Odor 2b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .259 Totals 32 3 5 3 1 9 Tampa Bay 022 020 000 6 10 0 Te xas 000 200 010 3 5 0 LOB Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3. 2BAndrus (27). HRForsythe (5), o Ross Jr.; Longo ria (15), o Ross Jr.; G.Soto (1), o Odorizzi; Odor (5), o Beliveau. RBIsLongoria 3 (63), Loney (54), Forsythe 2 (20), G.Soto 2 (3), Odor (26). SBGuyer (5). Runners left in scoring positionTampa Bay 1 (For sythe); Texas 1 (Rios). RISPTampa Bay 2 for 4; Texas 0 for 2. Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Odorizzi W, 9-9 7 4 2 2 1 7 102 3.82 Beliveau 1 1 1 0 1 8 2.38 Boxberger H, 13 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.93 McGee S, 13-14 1 0 0 0 0 1 18 1.31 Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Ross Jr. L, 2-5 4 8 6 6 2 3 98 6.06 Klein 2 0 0 0 0 5 34 3.18 Mendez 1 1 0 0 0 1 18 1.47 Claudio 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 0.00 Inherited runners-scoredKlein 2-0. WP Ross Jr. 2. UmpiresHome, Gabe Morales; First, Alan Porter; Second, Joe West; Third, Marty Foster. T 3:02. A 28,904 (48,114).RAYSFROM PAGE 1 PORT CHARLOTTE One hundred and forty days ago, Andrew Toles left the Charlotte Stone Crabs for personal reasons. Ten days from now, he could be back on the eld. The Tampa Bay Rays outeld prospect reported to Port Charlotte this week for the rst time since leav ing the team on May 29. Toles is expected to spend seven to 10 days working out with the GCL Rays to get back into baseball shape before being ready to play in a game, most likely with the GCL team. Charlotte manager Jared Sandberg said theres still a chance Toles could rejoin the Stone Crabs before the end of the season. Toles was not made available for comment. He just wants to play baseball, said Sandberg, who spoke to Toles on Thursday for the rst time since he left the team. Hes happy to be back, happy to be working out. He just wants to play baseball. Thats what he said. Toles was hitting just a little bit at home in Decatur, Ga., while he was away from the team, Sandberg said, but he wasnt doing any other baseball work. Toles left the team four days after being removed from a May 25 game in Bradenton for the way he acted making a play in center eld. Sandberg announced on May 27 that Toles would be benched for a few games following that incident, and Toles left the team two days after that. Sandberg and Rays director of minor league operations Mitch Lukevics have both said his absence had nothing to do with that incident, and Sandberg said Tuesday that he hopes everybody can respect his privacy. The Rays No. 6 prospect hit .261 with a home run, 11 extra-base hits, 13 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in 46 games with the Stone Crabs this season. He was named the Rays Minor League Player of the Year in 2013 after batting .326 with 57 RBIs and 62 stolen bases for Class-A Bowling Green. Hes an exciting player with tremendous tools. A guy that is a game-changer, Sandberg said. If I had his skill set, I would be looking forward to getting back on the baseball eld as well.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or reports to Port CharlotteBy JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITER FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE: CharlotteHe returns after lengthy absenceCHICAGO Team USA is hoping for the best after watching another player get helped off the court with an injury. Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee when he got tangled with Anthony Davis after both big men hit the oor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage toward the end of Thursdays practice. The World Cup of Basketball is just two weeks away. Denitely scary, not just the fact that he went down, but the fact that I actually was the one who dove on him, Davis said. I kind of feel bad and I hope hes ne because he really wants to be here. He really wants to play. Cousins watched the end of the scrimmage with a bag of ice on his knee as trainers milled around his table. He took a few ginger steps while players were coming off the oor. Were hopeful its just a bruise or a slight sprain, but we wont really know until he gets his MRI, said Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of USA Basketball. We hope it turns out to be nothing, but more precautionary than anything else. But nothing denitive until we get the results. It was the Americans rst workout since Paul George broke his right leg in a gruesome injury that occurred during an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. Kevin Durant also withdrew from the team last week. Colangelo said he spoke with the team about Georges injury. I think time heals, Colangelo said after practice. What took place after a few days is that in checking with all the players, they were all in, looking forward to coming to Chicago and everyone showed and they played really hard today, so were pleased. The U.S. is expected to practice again on Friday, and hosts Brazil in an exhibition at the United Center on Saturday night. Colangelo said Cousins likely wouldnt play for the next couple of days. The roster is at 16 players after Rudy Gay joined the pool following Durants departure. It has to be cut to 12 before the World Cup begins on Aug. 30.Depleted Team USA might lose CousinsBy JAY COHENASSOCIATED PRESS BASKETBALL: Team USAKings center injures knee AP PHOTOU.S. National Team player DeMarcus Cousins lays on the court and is looked over by trainers after injuring his knee during practice Thursday in Chicago. The U.S. will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. a f.Mi


Page 4 SP The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 | STANDINGS AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Baltimore 69 50 .580 8-2 W-2 34-26 35-24 Toronto 63 59 .516 7 3 3-7 L-3 33-26 30-33 New York 61 58 .513 8 4 5-5 L-4 29-29 32-29 RAYS 60 61 .496 10 6 6-4 W-2 27-32 33-29 Boston 55 65 .458 14 10 6-4 W-4 28-31 27-34 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Kansas City 66 54 .550 9-1 W-2 33-28 33-26 Detroit 65 54 .546 4-6 W-2 32-27 33-27 Cleveland 60 60 .500 6 5 5-5 L-1 35-23 25-37 Chicago 57 64 .471 9 9 3-7 L-1 29-28 28-36 Minnesota 54 65 .454 11 11 5-5 W-1 25-30 29-35 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Oakland 73 48 .603 5-5 L-2 40-21 33-27 Los Angeles 70 49 .588 2 5-5 W-2 41-23 29-26 Seattle 65 55 .542 7 8-2 W-4 34-32 31-23 Houston 50 72 .410 23 16 3-7 L-2 29-36 21-36 Texas 47 74 .388 26 19 4-6 L-2 22-36 25-38NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 66 53 .555 6-4 W-3 34-24 32-29 Atlanta 61 60 .504 6 3 3-7 L-1 34-28 27-32 MARLINS 60 61 .496 7 4 6-4 W-1 34-29 26-32 New York 57 65 .467 10 7 4-6 L-3 28-30 29-35 Philadelphia 53 68 .438 14 11 4-6 L-3 26-36 27-32 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Milwaukee 67 55 .549 6-4 W-1 34-28 33-27 St. Louis 64 56 .533 2 5-5 W-2 34-25 30-31 Pittsburgh 64 57 .529 2 5-5 L-2 39-24 25-33 Cincinnati 60 60 .500 6 3 5-5 L-2 32-29 28-31 Chicago 52 68 .433 14 11 5-5 L-1 28-31 24-37 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Los Angeles 70 53 .569 7-3 W-1 30-27 40-26 San Francisco 63 57 .525 5 4-6 W-1 30-31 33-26 San Diego 57 63 .475 11 6 7-3 L-1 34-27 23-36 Arizona 52 69 .430 17 12 4-6 L-1 25-39 27-30 Colorado 46 74 .383 22 17 2-8 L-3 28-30 18-44 AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesdays results Boston 5, Cincinnati 4 Minnesota 3, Houston 1 San Francisco 7, Chicago White Sox 1 Cleveland 3, Arizona 2, 1st game Arizona 1, Cleveland 0, 12 innings, 2nd game Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 4 RAYS 10, Texas 1 Kansas City 3, Oakland 0 L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3 Seattle 2, Toronto 0 Thursdays results Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2 Kansas City 7, Oakland 3 Boston 9, Houston 4 RAYS 6, Texas 3 Todays games Baltimore (W.Chen 12-4) at Cleveland (Klu ber 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Detroit (Porcello 137), 7:08 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 10-8) at Boston (Buchholz 5-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 4-1) at RAYS (Cobb 7-6), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood 8-9), 7:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 12-4) at Texas (N.Mar tinez 2-8), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (D.Duy 7-10) at Minnesota (Nolasco 5-7), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 7-3) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Saturdays games N.Y. Yankees at RAYS, 4:10 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Sundays games Baltimore at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Houston at Boston, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at RAYS, 1:40 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Oakland at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesdays results Boston 5, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 7, Chicago White Sox 1 Cleveland 3, Arizona 2, 1st game San Diego 5, Colorado 3 Arizona 1, Cleveland 0, 12 innings, 2nd game Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 4 Atlanta 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 St. Louis 5, MARLINS 2 Washington 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2 L.A. Angels 4, Philadelphia 3 Thursdays results L.A. Dodgers 6, Atlanta 4 Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 2 MARLINS 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 1 St. Louis 4, San Diego 3 Cincinnati at Colorado, late Todays games Pittsburgh (Morton 5-11) at Washington (Roark 11-7), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 2-8) at MARLINS (Hand 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-9) at N.Y. Mets (Za. Wheeler 7-8), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood 8-9), 7:35 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 11-10) at St. Louis (Lynn 12-8), 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 14-6) at Colorado (F.Mo rales 5-6), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (J.Nelson 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-8), 10:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 6-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 13-9), 10:15 p.m. Saturdays games Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at MARLINS, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sundays games Arizona at MARLINS, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Oakland at Atlanta, 8:05 p.m. BREWERS 6, CUBS 2Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. C.Gomez cf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .286 G.Parra rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 .253 Lucroy c 4 1 1 0 1 0 .303 K.Davis lf 3 2 1 1 1 0 .252 Gennett 2b 3 0 1 2 1 1 .307 Mar.Reynolds 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .210 Overbay 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .228 E.Herrera ss 4 1 3 1 0 0 .292 Fiers p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Duke p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-R.Weeks ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .256 W.Smith p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jeress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 34 6 9 6 4 7 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Coghlan lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .286 J.Baez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .244 Rizzo 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .280 S.Castro ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .285 Valbuena 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .233 Alcantara cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .219 Ruggiano rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .281 Castillo c 2 1 0 0 1 1 .235 E.Jackson p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .154 Ja.Turner p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .214 a-Valaika ph 1 0 1 2 0 0 .190 F ujik awa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Villanueva p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 33 2 5 2 1 16 Milwaukee 201 200 010 6 9 1 Chicago 000 000 200 2 5 0 a-singled for Ja.Turner in the 7th. b-struck out for Duke in the 8th. EE.Herrera (1). LOB Milwaukee 6, Chicago 5. 2BGennett (25), Rizzo (19). 3BE.Herrera (1). HRK.Davis (20), o E.Jackson; Mar.Reyn olds (21), o Fujikawa. RBIsC.Gomez (60), K.Davis (60), Gennett 2 (41), Mar.Reynolds (42), E.Herrera (3), Valaika 2 (3). CSC.Go mez (9). S Fiers. Runners left in scoring positionMilwaukee 4 (Mar.Reynolds 2, C.Gomez, R.Weeks); Chicago 1 (S.Castro). RISPMilwaukee 2 for 7; Chicago 1 for 2. Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fiers W, 2-1 6 3 0 0 1 14 106 1.29 Duke 1 2 2 0 0 0 24 1.94 W.Smith 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.38 Jeress 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0.93 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Jackson L, 6-13 4 7 5 5 3 4 93 5.74 Ja.Turner 2 0 0 0 0 1 30 5.80 Fujikawa 1 2 1 1 1 2 19 3.00 Villanueva 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5.03 Inherited runners-scoredJa.Turner 2-0. UmpiresHome, Tim Timmons; First, Tim Welke; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Clint Fagan. T 3:06. A 38,157 (41,072).ROYALS 7, ATHLETICS 3Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Crisp dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Jaso c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .265 a-D.Norris ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .283 Donaldson 3b 4 0 0 0 1 3 .253 Moss lf 5 1 2 0 0 2 .256 Vogt 1b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .325 Reddick rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .260 C allaspo 2b 3 0 1 2 0 1 .232 Fuld cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .260 Sogard ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .213 Totals 37 3 11 3 2 9 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Aoki rf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .272 S.Perez c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 A.Escobar ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .275 A.Gordon lf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .278 B.Butler 1b 4 0 2 2 0 0 .277 Willingham dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .209 Moustakas 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .199 Kratz c 3 1 2 0 0 1 .217 1-L.Cain pr-rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .299 C.Colon 2b 4 1 3 0 0 0 .385 J.Dyson cf 3 1 1 2 0 1 .286 Totals 34 7 12 7 1 8 Oakland 000 102 000 3 11 1 Kansas City 001 100 50x 7 12 0 a-struck out for Jaso in the 7th. 1-ran for Kratz in the 7th. ECallaspo (8). LOB Oakland 10, Kansas City 5. 2BReddick (11), C.Colon (4). 3BReddick (5), Aoki (4). RBIsReddick (35), Callaspo 2 (36), Aoki 2 (28), B.Butler 2 (50), Moustakas (48), J.Dys on 2 (18). SBA.Gordon (8), L.Cain (17), C.Colon (1). SFCallaspo, J.Dyson. Runners left in scoring position Oakland 6 (Moss 3, Sogard, Fuld, Callaspo); Kansas City 2 (A.Escobar, J.Dyson). RISPOakland 1 for 8; Kansas City 4 for 9. Runners moved upB.Butler. GIDPAoki. DP Oakland 1 (Vogt, Sogard, Vogt). Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Smrdzija L, 3-2 6 8 4 3 0 5 90 3.21 Cook BS, 1-2 0 2 3 3 1 0 11 2.95 Abad 0 0 0 0 1 5 1.75 Gr egerson 1 0 0 0 1 4 2.25 Doolittle 1 1 0 0 0 1 22 2.39 Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Shields 6 7 3 3 1 5 111 3.29 Bueno 0 0 0 0 0 3 2.52 Crow W, 6-1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3.02 W.Davis 1 2 0 0 0 3 19 0.86 Frasor 2 0 0 0 0 8 2.75 Hllnd S, 36-38 0 0 0 1 0 7 1.71 Cook pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. In herited runners-scoredCook 2-2, Abad 2-0, Gregerson 2-2, G.Holland 2-0. WP Sa mardzija, Shields. UmpiresHome, Gib son; First, Guccione; Second, Cooper; Third, Hallion. T 3:13. A 20,569 (37,903).CARDINALS 4, PADRES 3San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Venable cf 3 1 0 0 2 2 .226 Medica 1b 5 1 1 0 0 1 .264 S.Smith lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .291 Gyorko 2b 4 0 0 1 0 0 .196 Grandal c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .206 R.Liriano rf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .231 Amarista ss 4 0 3 0 0 0 .235 C.Nelson 3b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .246 Stults p 3 0 0 0 0 0 .083 A.Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Vincent p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Goebbert ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .260 Totals 33 3 8 3 5 6 St. Louis AB R H BI BB SO Avg. M.Carpenter 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .283 Bourjos c f 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 b-Jay ph-cf 1 0 1 2 0 0 .298 Holliday lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .264 Ma.Adams 1b 3 1 2 0 1 0 .305 Jh.Peralta ss 4 1 1 2 0 1 .260 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .192 Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 S.Robinson rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .140 T.Cruz c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .214 1-Wong pr-2b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .252 Lackey p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Maness p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 a-Descalso ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .204 Pierzynski c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Totals 29 4 7 4 3 3 San Diego 000 002 001 3 8 1 St. Louis 020 000 02x 4 7 0 a-walked for Maness in the 8th. b-doubled for Bourjos in the 8th. c-singled for Vincent in the 9th. 1-ran for T.Cruz in the 8th. E Gyorko (8). LOB San Diego 8, St. Louis 5. 2BMedica (10), S.Smith (25), Amarista (10), Jay (15). HRJh.Peralta (16), o Stults. RBIsGyorko (36), R.Liriano (4), Goebbert (4), Jay 2 (32), Jh.Peralta 2 (51). S Bourjos. Runners left in scoring position San Diego 5 (Venable, R.Liriano, Amarista, Medica 2); St. Louis 4 (Lackey, Ma.Adams, M.Ellis 2). RISPSan Diego 2 for 11; St. Louis 2 for 8. GIDPC.Nelson, Jh.Peralta. DP San Diego 1 (Gyorko, Amarista, Medica); St. Louis 1 (Jh.Peralta, M.Ellis, Ma.Adams). San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Stults 7 4 2 2 1 1 92 4.64 A.Torres L, 1-1 0 2 2 2 1 0 15 2.47 Vincent 1 1 0 0 1 2 15 3.99 St. Louis IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lackey 7 5 2 2 3 5 110 6.16 M aness W, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 2.93 Rosenthal S, 36-40 1 3 1 1 2 1 24 3.21 A.Torres pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scoredVincent 3-2. IBBo Vincent (Ma.Adams). Umpires Home, Davidson; First, Tumpane; Second, Welke; Third, Hoye. T 2:44. A 45,126. TIGERS 5, PIRATES 2Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. G.Polanco r f 4 0 0 0 0 2 .260 Snider lf 3 0 1 0 1 2 .258 J.Harrison 3b-ss 4 1 0 0 0 1 .313 I.Davis 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .238 a-G.Sanchez ph 1 1 1 2 0 0 .226 S.Marte cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 P.Alvarez dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .229 Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 .264 Nix 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .147 C.Stewart c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .283 M.Martinez 2b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .135 Totals 30 2 4 2 3 14 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. R.Davis cf-lf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .290 Kinsler 2b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .287 Mi.Cabrera 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .307 V.Martinez dh 1 1 0 0 3 0 .323 Tor.Hunter rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 J.Martinez lf 3 1 2 2 1 1 .303 1-D.Kelly pr-3b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 Castellanos 3b 4 0 2 2 0 1 .265 2-Carrera pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 Avila c 4 0 0 0 0 3 .223 Suarez ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Totals 30 5 6 4 5 10 Pittsburgh 000 000 002 2 4 3 Detr oit 000 011 03x 5 6 0 a-homered for I.Davis in the 9th. 1-ran for J.Martinez in the 8th. 2-ran for Castellanos in the 8th. EF.Liriano 2 (3), M.Martinez (1). LOB Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 6. 2BSnider (6), S.Marte (20), R.Davis (22), Mi.Cabrera (37). HRG.Sanchez (6), o Coke; J.Mar tinez (16), o F.Liriano. RBIsG.Sanchez 2 (24), J.Martinez 2 (53), Castellanos 2 (48). SBKinsler (12), Carrera (2). CSC. Stewart (1). Runners left in scoring po sitionPittsburgh 2 (Mercer, S.Marte); Detroit 4 (Tor.Hunter, Castellanos 2, Avila). RISPPittsburgh 0 for 5; Detroit 2 for 9. DP Detroit 1 (Avila, Avila, Suarez). Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA F.Liriano L, 3-9 6 3 2 2 4 9 102 3.78 Cumpton 2 3 3 2 1 1 39 5.12 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Scherzer W, 14-4 8 3 0 0 2 14 121 2.98 Coke 1 2 2 1 0 13 4.50 Chamberlain 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.14 IBBo F.Liriano (V.Martinez), o Cump ton (V.Martinez). UmpiresHome, Paul Schrieber; First, Adam Hamari; Second, Al fonso Marquez; Third, Ted Barrett. T 2:55. A 41,986 (41,681).RED SOX 9, ASTROS 4Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Grossman lf 5 0 1 1 0 3 .204 Altuve 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .337 Carter dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Fowler cf 2 1 0 0 2 1 .269 J.Castro c 3 0 1 0 1 1 .230 Singleton 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .186 M.Dominguez 3b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .231 Marisnick rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .306 Ma.Gonzalez ss 4 1 2 0 0 1 .268 Totals 33 4 8 3 4 7 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. B.Holt ss 4 1 2 1 1 0 .297 Pedroia 2b 5 2 3 2 0 0 .285 D.Ortiz dh 5 0 2 1 0 0 .247 C espedes lf 5 1 0 0 0 0 .254 C.Brown rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Napoli 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .265 Nava rf-lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .258 Middlebrooks 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .181 Bradley Jr. cf 3 2 1 1 1 1 .213 Vazquez c 3 0 2 1 0 0 .236 Totals 35 9 14 8 4 2 Houston 011 200 000 4 8 0 Boston 000 107 01x 9 14 1 ENapoli (6). LOB Houston 6, Boston 7. 2BMa.Gonzalez 2 (8), B.Holt (22), Pe droia (31), Nava 2 (11). HRM.Dominguez (14), o Webster. RBIsGrossman (25), M.Dominguez 2 (50), B.Holt (24), Pedroia 2 (45), D.Ortiz (85), Napoli (44), Middle brooks (11), Bradley Jr. (29), Vazquez (12). SFVazquez. Runners left in scoring positionHouston 2 (Marisnick, J.Castro); Boston 4 (D.Ortiz 2, Middlebrooks, Ces pedes). RISPHouston 1 for 9; Boston 6 for 13. GIDPM.Dominguez 2, Cespedes. DP Houston 1 (Ma.Gonzalez, Altuve, Sin gleton); Boston 3 (Middlebrooks, Pedroia, Napoli), (Pedroia, B.Holt, Napoli), (Nava, Nava, Vazquez). Houston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Feldman L, 6-9 51/3 9 7 7 2 1 92 4.45 D.Downs 1/3 0 1 1 2 0 15 4.31 Foltynewicz 21/3 5 1 1 0 1 50 7.71 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Webster W, 3-1 6 5 4 3 3 2 85 4.79 A.Wilson 1 2 0 0 0 1 14 2.84 Tazawa 1 0 0 0 1 2 21 3.24 Breslow 1 1 0 0 0 2 20 4.74 Inherited runners-scoredD.Downs 3-2, Foltynewicz 3-2. PBJ.Castro. Umpires Home, Doug Eddings; First, Cory Blaser; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Pat Hoberg. T 3:19. A 38,065 (37,499).NATIONALS 4, METS 1Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Span cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .299 A.Cabrera 2b 3 1 0 0 2 2 .262 R endon 3b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .275 LaRoche 1b 3 1 1 2 1 0 .273 Desmond ss 3 1 2 0 1 1 .247 Harper lf 4 1 1 2 0 2 .255 Lobaton c 3 0 0 0 1 0 .209 M.Taylor rf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .200 Strasburg p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .087 b-Frandsen ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 Clippard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --R.Soriano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 30 4 5 4 7 7 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Granderson rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .224 Dan.Murphy 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .303 D.Wright 3b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .275 Duda 1b 3 0 0 1 0 0 .257 dArnaud c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .229 den Dekker lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .190 Lagares cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .277 Flores ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Gee p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-E.Young ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .227 Edgin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 C.Torres p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Nieuwenhuis ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239 Mejia p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 T otals 28 1 3 1 2 10 Washington 200 200 000 4 5 1 New York 000 100 000 1 3 0 a-doubled for Gee in the 6th. b-ied out for Strasburg in the 8th. c-struck out for C.Tor res in the 8th. EDesmond (18). LOB Washington 8, New York 3. 2BE.Young (10). HRLaRoche (17), o Gee; Harper (6), o Gee. RBIsLaRoche 2 (62), Harper 2 (21), Duda (65). SBDesmond (14), Dan. Murphy (13). S Strasburg 2. SFDuda. Runners left in scoring positionWashington 5 (Span 2, M.Taylor, Desmond 2); New York 1 (D.Wright). RISPWashington 0 for 5; New York 0 for 3. Runners moved upLobaton. GIDPDan.Murphy. DP Washington 1 (A.Cabrera, Desmond, LaRoche). Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Strasburg W, 9-10 7 3 1 0 2 8 101 3.53 Clippard H, 27 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1.56 R.Soriano S, 28-32 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 1.90 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gee L, 4-5 6 4 4 4 4 3 93 3.69 Edgin 2/3 1 0 0 2 1 22 1.59 C.Torres 11/3 0 0 0 1 2 20 3.69 Mejia 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 3.84 Inherited runners-scoredC.Torres 3-0. UmpiresHome, Brian Gorman; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, Stu Scheurwater. T 2:53. A 22,782 (41,922). DODGERS 6, BRAVES 4Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. D.Gordon 2b 4 4 3 0 1 0 .291 Puig cf 4 0 3 1 0 0 .310 Ad.Gonzalez 1b 5 0 3 3 0 0 .273 Kemp rf 3 0 0 0 2 2 .279 Ethier lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .243 Jansen p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Uribe 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .292 Rojas ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 .224 Butera c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .201 R.Hernandez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .075 League p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 B.Wilson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --C.Crawford lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 Totals 35 6 12 6 4 6 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Heyward rf 4 0 2 0 1 0 .269 Bonifacio cf-lf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .276 F.Freeman 1b 4 2 3 0 1 0 .294 J.Upton lf 2 0 1 2 2 1 .281 1-B.Upton pr-cf 1 1 0 0 0 1 .209 C.Johnson 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .271 La Stella 2b 4 0 0 1 0 2 .279 A.Simmons ss 4 0 2 1 0 1 .251 Laird c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .219 b-Gattis ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Harang p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .068 Hale p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .063 a-R.Pena ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .221 Russell p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Avilan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Varvaro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Doumit ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .193 Totals 36 4 11 4 4 10 Los Angeles 121 010 001 6 12 0 Atlanta 000 100 030 4 11 1 a-singled for Hale in the 7th. b-struck out for Laird in the 8th. c-struck out for Varva ro in the 9th. 1-ran for J.Upton in the 8th. ELaird (2). LOB Los Angeles 8, Atlanta 9. 2BAd.Gonzalez (32), F.Freeman 2 (34), J.Upton (29). HRButera (3), o Harang. RBIsPuig (57), Ad.Gonzalez 3 (83), Butera 2 (13), J.Upton 2 (72), La Stella (27), A.Sim mons (39). SBD.Gordon 2 (54), Heyward (14). S R.Hernandez. Runners left in scoring positionLos Angeles 5 (Ethier 2, D.Gordon 2, Jansen); Atlanta 4 (A.Simmons, Bonifacio, B.Upton 2). RISPLos Angeles 4 for 8; Atlanta 2 for 9. Runners moved up Puig, C.Johnson, La Stella. GIDPEthier, La Stella, Laird. DP Los Angeles 2 (D.Gor don, Rojas, Ad.Gonzalez), (Uribe, D.Gordon, Ad.Gonzalez); Atlanta 1 (F.Freeman, A.Sim mons, F.Freeman). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hrnndez W, 7-8 6 3 1 1 4 5 118 3.72 League 1 2 0 0 0 0 19 2.36 Wilson 3 3 3 0 1 21 5.26 Jnsn S, 34-38 1 3 0 0 0 4 31 2.86 Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harang L, 9-7 4 7 5 5 3 3 81 3.51 Hale 2 3 0 0 0 1 25 3.07 Russell 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.82 Avilan 2 1 1 1 0 16 5.04 Varvaro 0 0 0 0 1 4 2.91 Inherited runners-scoredJansen 1-1, Hale 3-0, Varvaro 2-0. IBBo Avilan (Kemp). HBPby Avilan (Puig). WP R. Hernandez. UmpiresHome, Lance Barksdale; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Mark Ripperger. T 3:39. A 19,347 (49,586).MARLINS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4 10 INNINGSArizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Inciarte cf 4 1 1 0 1 1 .259 Pennington 2b 3 1 1 0 2 1 .263 D.Peralta rf 5 1 1 1 0 2 .297 Trumbo 1b 4 1 2 2 1 1 .229 M.Montero c 5 0 1 1 0 0 .261 Lamb 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Gregorius ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Paul lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .200 C.Anderson p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .038 E.Marshall p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Pacheco ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 Hagens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 36 4 6 4 5 11 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Yelich lf 5 0 2 0 0 1 .276 Solano 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .256 Stanton rf 4 0 3 1 1 1 .292 McGehee 3b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .305 G.Jones 1b 3 2 0 0 2 1 .244 Saltalamacchia c 2 0 0 0 2 0 .219 1-Valdespin pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .229 Mathis c 1 0 1 0 0 0 .206 Ozuna cf 4 0 2 1 1 1 .256 Hechavarria ss 4 0 2 2 0 0 .275 Penny p 2 1 1 0 0 1 .333 Hatcher p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-R.Johnson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 A.Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Je.Baker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 M.Dunn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 36 5 13 5 6 8 Arizona 102 001 000 0 4 6 0 Miami 002 001 010 1 5 13 0 No outs when winning run scored. a-grounded out for Hatcher in the 6th. b-grounded into a elders choice for A.Ra mos in the 8th. c-popped out for Ziegler in the 9th. 1-ran for Saltalamacchia in the 8th. LOB Arizona 7, Miami 11. 2BM.Montero (20), Solano (7), Ozuna (18), Penny (1). 3BPennington (2), D.Peralta (6), Hechavarria (7). RBIsD.Peralta (30), Trumbo 2 (34), M.Montero (63), Solano (16), Stanton (83), Ozuna (60), Hechavarria 2 (25). SB Inciarte (8), Trumbo (2). S Solano. Runners left in scoring position Arizona 3 (D.Peralta, C.Anderson, M.Montero); Miami 5 (G.Jones, McGehee 2, R.Johnson, Je.Bak er). RISPArizona 3 for 11; Miami 4 for 10. Runners moved up D.Peralta, Yelich. GIDPMcGehee, Ozuna, Hechavarria. DP Arizona 3 (Gregorius, Pennington, Trumbo), (Lamb, Pennington, Trumbo), (Pennington, Gregorius, Trumbo). Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA C.Anderson 6 9 3 3 2 5 109 3.16 E.Marshall H, 17 1 0 0 0 0 3 20 3.03 Ziegler BS, 7-8 1 1 1 1 2 0 19 3.26 Hagens L, 0-1 1 3 1 1 2 0 27 9.00 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Penny 5 5 4 4 3 3 96 4.50 Hatcher 1 0 0 0 1 2 15 3.32 A.Ramos 2 1 0 0 1 3 29 1.84 M.Dunn W, 10-5 2 0 0 0 0 3 28 3.65 Penny pitched to 2 batters in the 6th. Hagens pitched to 3 batters in the 10th. Inherited runners-scoredHatcher 1-0. IBB o Hagens (Stanton), o Hatcher (Paul). UmpiresHome, Paul Emmel; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Jordan Baker; Third, Jerry Meals. T 3:31. A 17,074 (37,442).LeadersAMERICAN LEAGUE BATTINGAltuve, Houston, .337; Cano, Seattle, .329; Brantley, Cleveland, .325; VMartinez, Detroit, .323; Beltre, Texas, .317; MeCabrera, Toronto, .314. RUNSDozier, Minnesota, 84; Trout, Los Angeles, 81; Donaldson, Oakland, 78; Brantley, Cleveland, 77; MiCabrera, Detroit, 74; Gardner, New York, 74. RBIJAbreu, Chicago, 86; MiCabrera, De troit, 86; Ortiz, Boston, 85; Trout, Los Angeles, 85; Donaldson, Oakland, 84; NCruz, Baltimore, 83; Brantley, Cleveland, 78. HITSAltuve, Houston, 167; MeCabrera, Toronto, 155; Brantley, Cleveland, 147; Cano, Seattle, 145; Markakis, Baltimore, 145; Kinsler, Detroit, 143; AJones, Baltimore, 140. DOUBLESMiCabrera, Detroit, 37; Altuve, Houston, 33; Trout, Los Angeles, 33; Brant ley, Cleveland, 32; EEscobar, Minnesota, 32; Kinsler, Detroit, 32; MeCabrera, Toronto, 31; Pedroia, Boston, 31; Ploue, Minnesota, 31; Pujols, Los Angeles, 31. TRIPLESRios, Texas, 8; Bourn, Cleveland, 7; Eaton, Chicago, 7; Gardner, New York, 7; Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 6; LMartin, Texas, 6; 6 tied at 5. HOME RUNSJAbreu, Chicago, 31; NCruz, Baltimore, 31; Carter, Houston, 28; Trout, Los Angeles, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 26; Ortiz, Boston, 26; Donaldson, Oakland, 25. | BASEBALL SCOREBOARD For Wednesdays late linescores, see Scoreboard, Page 5 Scherzer captures AL-best 14th winFROM WIRE REPORTSDETROIT Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 14 batters and collected his American League-leading 14th victory as Detroit defeated Pittsburgh 5-2 on Thursday. Scherzer (14-4) outdueled Francisco Liriano while coming up one strikeout shy of his career high. Scherzer, who has struck out 10 or more batters six times this season and 24 times in his career, didnt give up a run on three hits in eight innings. J.D. Martinez drove in Detroits rst two runs with a solo home run and a bases-loaded walk. Nick Castellanos added a two-run single for the Tigers, who have won two straight following a fourgame losing streak Pinch hitter Gaby Sanchez hit a two-run homer off reliever Phil Coke in the ninth for the Pirates. Dodgers 6, Braves 4: In Atlanta, Los Angeles improved to 40-26 away from home with a victory that completed a 6-3 trip. The Braves left two runs in scoring position when Kensley Jansen struck out B.J. Upton to end the game. The Dodgers havent had a losing road trip all season. Royals 7, Athletics 3: In Kansas City, Mo., Nori Aokis two-run triple in the fifth inning put Kansas City up to stay in its win over Oakland. The Royals, who have won 11 of 13 in August, batted around in a five-run seventh. Aoki drove a first pitch down the right-field line to score rookie Christian Colon, who had three hits, and Jarrod Dyson. Brewers 6, Cubs 2: In Chicago, right-hander Mike Fiers scattered three hits and struck out 14 over six shutout innings as Milwaukee salvaged a series split. Fiers (2-1) picked up his second win since last Saturdays call-up from Triple-A Nashville as he scattered three hits and walked just one. Scooter Gennett doubled in two first-inning runs, Khris Davis homered and scored twice while Elian Herrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Nationals 4, Mets 1: In New York, Adam LaRoche and Bryce Harper each hit two-run homers and Stephen Strasburg threw seven innings for a rare road win as Washington completed another Citi Field sweep of New York. The Nationals have won 11 straight games at Citi Field against the Mets dating to June 30, 2013. It is the longest winning streak by a Mets opponent in New York in team history. The Atlanta Braves won 10 straight at Shea Stadium from June 12, 1991 through Sept. 1, 1992. Marlins 5, D-backs 4, 10 innings: In Miami, Marcell Ozuna doubled home Garrett Jones with the winning run in the 10th inning for Miami. Ozunas line-drive to left-center came off Bradin Hagens (0-1), who was making his major league debut. Hagens got a double play to escape the ninth, but Jones reached on a leadoff walk in the 10th and scored two batters later. Red Sox 9, Astros 4: In Boston, Dustin Pedroias two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning that sent Boston to its fourth consecutive win. Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two doubles and David Ortiz added two singles as the Red Sox improved to 8-0 in Fenway Park against the Astros. Cardinals 4, Padres 3: In St. Louis, pinch-hitter Jon Jay delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help St. Louis. Jhonny Peralta hit an early two-run homer for the Cardinals, who moved ahead of Pittsburgh into second place in the NL Central. MLB ROUNDUP BOSTON Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the eld at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago to see another son play in a high school All-America game at Wrigley Field. But at no point in his busy schedule, the seven-time Cy Young winner said, does he spend any time worrying about whether he will eventually gain election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. If it happens, it happens. Its not going to change me as a person, Clemens said at Fenway on Thursday morning. Its not why I played the game. When I was out there and I was doing it, I did it to the best of my ability, and I worked my tail off. Clemens was inducted into the Red Sox hall during a lunchtime ceremony along with Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra and longtime broadcaster Joe Castiglione. They were recognized on the eld during a 20-minute ceremony that included highlights and prerecorded speeches played on the center-eld scoreboard before Thursday nights game against Houston. Clemens received a polite applause from the crowd, while Garciaparra and Martinez were given rousing ovations. Wrigley rooftop owners sue: In Chicago, the owners of eight rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field have filed a lawsuit to overturn Chicagos approval of the Cubs plan to revamp the century-old ballpark. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court asks a judge to reverse the citys action, saying it broke its own rules and deprived them of their property rights without due process. The lawsuit names the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and its members, as well as the city. Darvish gets good news: Texas ace Yu Darvish has mild right elbow inflammation that isnt a long-term concern, although there is no timetable for his return to the Texas rotation. Nathan apologizes for gestures: Joe Nathan apologized for making two obscene gestures toward frustrated Detroit Tigers fans after his outing on Wednesday. Nathan, the teams closer, was booed when he walked the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning but did not allow a run in the 8-4 victory against visiting Pittsburgh. Hearing it the whole inning just got the better of me and my frustration came out, said Nathan.Red Sox add Clemens to Hall MLB NOTEBOOKFROM WIRE REPORTS ......................................................................... ......


The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 SP Page 5 TURIN, N.Y. They came to grieve and share stories about Kevin Ward Jr., who was born into a racing family and buried with racing ags in his casket. A high school auditorium overowed with friends, family and racing enthusiasts Thursday in tribute to the 20-year-old driver, who was hit on a dirt track by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. With Ward in an open casket piled with orange owers, his familys team colors, mourners wept and laughed at favorite stories about the boy who began racing not long after he began walking. The 90-minute service was held at the South Lewis Senior High School to accommodate crowds from this tight racing community in central New York. Even if he had rough day, he always had a smile, a tearful Dylan Swiernick said of his best friend and car-obsessed buddy. We were just two small-town boys trying to make it in the big world. He was always working on something. It was unbelievable how smart he was. He never got down on himself when things werent going his way. Ward, a 2012 South Lewis graduate, was bur ied in his nearby hometown of Port Leyden, 55 miles from Syracuse. He was an amazing sprint car driver and had a family like no other, cousin Amanda Ward said in a eulogy. We used to tell him before every race, Drive it like you stole it. He never let us down. Sister Kayla Herring said the orange and white lapel ribbons worn by family and friends were to signify that the team colors would remain bright, even in the darkest times. A recording of the Dixie Chicks singing Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) was played at the request of Wards mother. After the service, as Wards casket was taken to the hearse for the short trip to the cemetery, mourners let loose helium balloons in orange, white and black. Ward died Saturday night at a track 140 miles away in Canandaigua, where Stewart was riding a day before the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. Stewart did not race at Watkins Glen and said Thursday he will not race this weekend at Michigan. The accident touched off debates as video of the crash circulated online, with fans questioning whether Stewart, known for his hot temper, tried to send his own message by buzzing Ward, or whether Ward recklessly stepped onto a dark track clad in black. No charges have been led, but Ontario County Sheriffs deputies are still investigating. Ward grew up in a racing family and started racing go-carts at age 4. He moved on to sprint cars and was Empire Super Sprint racing rookie of the year in 2012. He was one of a small, tight group of drivers that traveled to races around New York state and parts of Canada and Pennsylvania. Racing and working on cars in his fathers shop, Westward Painting Co. of Lyons Falls, were his double love, Wards father told the PostStandard of Syracuse this week.Mourners praise their small-town boyBy MARY ESCHASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING: Tony Stewart Stewart to skip Michigan raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the deci sion in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined. Jeff Burton will drive Stewarts No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan. The three-time NASCAR champion is winless and 21st in the Cup standings this season. He needs a victory in one of the final four races to have a chance to become eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. | QUICK HITSROBREDO UPSETS DJOKOVIC IN OHIOMASON, Ohio (AP) Tommy Robredo knows a memorable match when he wins one. He did so Thursday, beating top-ranked Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (6), 7-5 in the round of 16 at the Western & Southern Open. The 16th-seeded Spaniard beat a topranked player for the second time in his career. He edged Lleyton Hewitt in the 2003 French Open. When I nish my career, and when I will be sitting at home and talking with friends, I will remember days like this, Robredo said. Djokovic, who has never won the Cincinnati-area event, dropped the rst set after ghting back from a 6-3 decit in the tiebreaker. Earlier, Andy Murray fought off two match points and edged John Isner, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) before a standing-room-only crowd on the grandstand court next to Center Court.SWIMMINGVan Dyken-Rouen heads home: Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen left the hospital feeling ,000 times better after two months of rehabilitation in Englewood, Colo. She rolled out the hospital door Thursday the same one she was brought in through on a stretcher in June. At Craig Hospital, Van DykenRouen learned how to drive with hand controls, dress herself and pick things off the floor. She also went boating and visited the zoo. Van Dyken-Rouen was left paralyzed just below the waist in an all-terrain vehicle crash on June 6 in Arizona. Shes ready to return home to Arizona, but will remain in Colorado until September. In Berlin, Ferry Weertmann of the Netherlands used a strong finish to win gold in the mens 10-kilometer open water race at the European Swimming Championship. Isabelle Haerle of Germany won the womens 5K event.JUDICIARYHernandez excused from hearing: Former New England player Aaron Hernandez was excused from a pre-trial hearing in his double homicide case in Boston. Hernandezs defense team asked the judge to waive his appearance before the Suffolk County Superior Court hearing, which consisted mainly of both sides conferring at length with the judge out of hearing range from the courtroom audience. Hernandez is next due to appear in court on the Boston murder charges on Oct. 21.YOUTH BASEBALLChicago and Puerto Rico win openers: Chicagos Pierce Jones hit three home runs, including a first-inning leadoff shot, to lead Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) to a 12-2 victory against Lynnwood of Washington state in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Jones also tripled and finished with four RBIs. Shortstop Ed Howard added a two-run homer in the second inning. The game was shortened from six innings to five because of a 10-run margin after at least four innings. In other games on the tourna ments opening day, Abimael Torres hit a grand slam in Puerto Ricos 13-run first inning in a 16-3, four-inning victory against Australia. Jo Ho Parks three-run home run highlighted a five-run fourth inning by South Korea in a 10-3 victory against the Czech Republic. Zach Hare hit a leadoff homer in the third inning to help Las Vegas rout Rapid City, 12-2. Hare tied it at 2 with his homer to center field and finished 2 for 2 with four runs. Las Vegas added two more runs in the third and Brennan Holligan had a two-run double in a four-run fourth.FOOTBALLASU player gets support: Chip Sarafin knew there would be attention, just not this much. A day after revealing he is gay, the Arizona State offensive lineman was a little surprised to see more than a dozen reporters and cameramen waiting for him after practice Thursday morning. He took it all in stride, though, saying he hoped one day an athlete coming out would not be such big news. Ohio State added home games with UNLV of the Mountain West in 2017 and the Pac 12s Oregon State in 2018. The Rebels come to Columbus on Sept. 23, 2017, and the Beavers will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1. Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Justin Worley has won the preseason competition to open the year as the Volunteers starting quarterback. Worley was competing with sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs. BASKETBALLIndiana clinches WNBA playoff berth: Briann January scored 16 points and fellow all-star Tamika Catchings added 15 as Indiana clinched a WNBA playoff spot for the 10th consecutive season with a 76-63 win against New York. Tina Charles led the Liberty with 15 points. Henry Ellenson helped lead the two-time defending champion United States to the FIBA Under-17 World Championship semifinals, scoring 21 points in a 113-71 victory over China in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The United States, 21-0 in the history of the tournament, will face Italy on Friday. Italy beat Japan 83-56.BRIEFLYBoston boosts marathon field: The Boston Athletic Association said it will accept 30,000 entrants for next years Boston Marathon, the third largest field in the races 119 year history. The marathon had more than 38,700 entrants for the centennial run in 1996, and 36,000 this year. NASCAR trucks series points leader Ryan Blaney will run at least 12 Sprint Cup races for Wood Brothers Racing in 2015. He will drive the No. 21 car. Detroit signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 season. Holland has been Detroits GM for the last 17 seasons. Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte was confirmed as the new coach of Italy after signing a two-year contract. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the Uruguay forward Luis Suarez deserves his four-month ban from playing official matches for both his club and his country. CAS, however, cleared Suarez to start training with his club. Sports on TVAUTO RACINGNoon FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 1:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Careers for Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich. 3 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, nal practice for Careers for Veterans 200, at Brooklyn, Mich. 4:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich.BOXING9 p.m. ESPN2 Lightweights, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1) vs. Denis Shakov (33-1-1), at Santa Ynez, Calif.GOLF9:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Made in Den mark, second round, part II, at Farso, Den mark 12:30 p.m. TGC LPGA, Wegmans Championship, second round, at Pittsford, N.Y. 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Wyndham Champion ship, second round, at Greensboro, N.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, rst round, at Endicott, N.Y. (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, quarternal matches, at Atlanta (same-day tape)LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL1 p.m. ESPN World Series, double elimination, Vancouver, B.C. vs. Guadalupe, Mexico, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN World Series, double elimination, Philadelphia vs. Nashville, at South William sport, Pa. 5 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, double elimination, Tokyo vs. Maracaibo, Venezuela, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN World Series, double elimination, Pearland, Texas vs. Cumberland, R.I., at South Williamsport, Pa.MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL7 p.m. SUN New York Yankees at Tampa FSFL Arizona at Miami WGN Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets 7:30 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Oakland at At lanta or Seattle at Detroit (7 p.m.)NFL FOOTBALL7:30 p.m. NFL Preseason, Philadelphia at New England 10:30 p.m. NFL Preseason, San Diego at Seattle (joined in progress)SOCCER9 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Philadelphia at HoustonTENNIS11 a.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open, mens and womens quar ternals, at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, mens quarternals, at CincinnatiPro baseballWEDNESDAYS LATE MLB LINESCORESMARINERS 2, BLUE JAYS 0Toronto 000 000 000 0 7 0 Seattle 200 000 00x 2 7 1 Dickey, Cecil (7) and Thole, D.Navarro; Iwa kuma, Furbush (7), Farquhar (7), Medina (8), Rodney (9) and Zunino. WIwakuma 11-6. LDickey 9-12. SvRodney (35). HRs Seattle, K.Morales (3). Second GameDIAMONDBACKS 1, INDIANS 0Arizona 000 000 000 001 1 8 2 Cleveland 000 000 000 000 0 8 1 (12 innings) Chan, E.De La Rosa (6), Stites (9), Delgado (11), A.Reed (12) and Gosewisch; Tomlin, Hagadone (6), Atchison (7), Rzepczynski (8), Shaw (8), Crockett (10), C.Lee (12) and R.Perez, Y.Gomes. WDelgado 2-3. LC. Lee 0-1. SvA.Reed (28).ANGELS 4, PHILLIES 3Philadelphia 001 100 010 3 11 0 Los Angeles 010 003 00x 4 6 0 A.Burnett, Giles (7), Diekman (8) and Ruiz; Weaver, Jepsen (7), J.Smith (8), Street (9) and Conger. WWeaver 13-7. LA.Bur nett 6-13. SvStreet (7). GULF COAST LEAGUE East Division W L Pct. GB Cardinals 29 19 .604 Mets 25 23 .521 4 Nationals 24 24 .500 5 Marlins 18 30 .375 11 Northeast Division W L Pct. GB Gulf Coast (Yanks) 28 20 .583 Tigers 27 21 .563 1 Astros 23 25 .479 5 Braves 23 25 .479 5 Northwest Division W L Pct. GB Yankees 30 17 .638 Phillies 29 19 .604 1 Pirates 17 31 .354 13 Blue Jays 14 33 .298 16 South Division W L Pct. GB Red Sox 28 18 .609 Rays 27 21 .563 2 Orioles 22 25 .468 6 Twins 17 30 .362 11 Thursdays results Yankees 8, Blue Jays 6, 9 innings, 1st game Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2, 2nd game Cardinals 11, Nationals 0 Rays 5, Twins 3 Phillies 8, Pirates 7 Braves 2, Tigers 1 Marlins 6, Mets 5 Gulf Coast 7, Astros 6, 10 innings Or ioles 2, R ed Sox 0, 3 innings, susp., rain Todays games Marlins at Mets, 10 a.m. Nationals at Cardinals, 12 p.m. Red Sox 10, Twins 3, 3 innings, comp. of susp. game Pirates at Astros, 12 p.m. Rays at Orioles, 12 p.m. Twins at Red Sox, 12 p.m. Gulf Coast vs. Yankees at Gulf Coast, 12 p.m. Tigers at Phillies, 12 p.m. Braves at Blue Jays, 12 p.m. Saturdays games Blue Jays at Braves, 10 a.m. Red Sox at Twins, 10 a.m. Yankees vs. Gulf Coast at Yankees, 10 a.m. Phillies at Tigers, 10 a.m. Orioles at Rays, 10 a.m. Astros at Pirates, 11 a.m. Mets at Marlins, 12 p.m. Cardinals at Nationals, 12 p.m. LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES At South Williamsport, Pa. UNITED STATES GREAT LAKES, Chicago; MID-ATLANTIC, Philadelphia; MIDWEST, Rapid City, S.D.; NEW ENGLAND, Cumberland, R.I.; NORTH WEST, Lynnwood, Wash.; SOUTHEAST, Nashville, Tenn.; SOUTHWEST, Pearland, Texas; WEST, Las Vegas INTERNATIONAL ASIA-PACIFIC, Seoul, South Korea; AUSTRA LIA, Perth; CANADA, Vancouver, B.C.; CA RIBBEAN, Humacao, Puerto Rico; EUROPE & AFRICA, Brno, Czech Republic; JAPAN, Tokyo; LATIN AMERICA, Maracaibo, Venezu ela; MEXICO, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon Double Elimination Thursdays results Seoul 10, Brno 3 Chicago 12, Lynnwood 2, 5 innings Humacao 16, Perth 3, 4 innings Las Vegas 12, Rapid City 2 Todays games Game 5: Vancouver vs. Guadalupe, 1 p.m. Game 6: Philadelphia vs. Nashville, 3 p.m. Game 7: Tokyo vs. Maracaibo, 5 p.m. Game 8: Pearland vs. Cumberland, 8 p.m. Saturdays games Game 9: Brno vs. Perth, Noon Game 10: Lynnwood vs. Rapid City, 2 p.m. Game 11: Loser G5 vs. Loser G7, 5 p.m. Game 12: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 7 p.m.TennisWESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN A U.S. Open Series event At The Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio Purse: Men, $4.02 million (Masters 1000); Women, $2.57 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Stan Wawrinka (3), Switzerland, def. Marin Cilic (14), Croatia, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1. Julien Benneteau, France, def. Jerzy Jano wicz, Poland, 7-5, 6-1. Andy Murray (8), Britain, def. John Isner (11), United States, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2). Fabio Fognini (15), Italy, def. Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Tommy Robredo (16), Spain, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 7-6 (6), 7-5. Milos Raonic (5), Canada, def. Steve John son, United States, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 7-6 (4). Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Gael Monls, France, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. David Ferrer (6), Spain, def. Mikhail You zhny, Russia, 7-5, 6-0. Women Third Round Simona Halep (2), Romania, def. Lucie Safarova (16), Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-5. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (13), Italy, 6-2, 6-2. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, def. Carla Suarez Navarro (15), Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Jelena Jankovic (8), Serbia, def. Sloane Stephens, United States, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Maria Sharapova (5), Russia, def. Anasta sia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Ana Ivanovic (9), Serbia, def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Agnieszka Radwanska (4), Poland, def. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 6-1, 6-1.BasketballWNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Atlanta 18 14 .563 Chicago 15 17 .469 3 Indiana 15 17 .469 3 Washington 15 17 .469 3 New York 13 19 .406 5 Connecticut 12 20 .375 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Phoenix 27 5 .844 x-Minnesota 24 8 .750 3 x-Los Angeles 15 17 .469 12 San Antonio 14 18 .438 13 Seattle 12 20 .375 15 Tulsa 12 20 .375 15 x-clinched playo spot z-clinched conference Wednesdays results Chicago 72, Washington 69 Atlanta 96, Phoenix 82 Thursdays result Indiana 76, New York 63 Todays games Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Seattle at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Saturdays games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.FootballNFL Thursdays result Chicago, 20, JAGUARS 19 Fridays games Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m. Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturdays games Green Bay at St. Louis, 4 p.m. Baltimore at Dallas, 7 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Bualo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. DOLPHINS at BUCS, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m. Arizona at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Sundays games Denver at San Francisco, 4 p.m. Kansas City at Carolina, 8 p.m. Mondays game Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m. CFL EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF PA Toronto 3 4 0 6 179 175 Hamilton 1 5 0 2 129 155 Montreal 1 5 0 2 98 177 Ottawa 1 5 0 2 111 189 WEST DIVISION W L T Pts PF PA Calgary 5 1 0 10 161 94 Edmonton 5 1 0 10 163 107 Winnipeg 5 3 0 10 206 201 Saskatchewan 4 2 0 8 157 124 B.C. 4 3 0 8 163 145 Todays game Edmonton at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays games Calgary at Hamilton, 3 p.m. Montreal at Saskatchewan, 7 p.m. Sundays game B.C. at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.SoccerMLS EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting Kansas City 11 6 6 39 32 22 D.C. 11 7 4 37 32 24 Toronto FC 9 7 5 32 32 30 New York 6 7 10 28 35 34 Philadelphia 6 8 9 27 36 37 Columbus 6 8 9 27 28 31 New England 8 12 2 26 29 35 Chicago 4 5 13 25 29 34 Houston 6 12 4 22 23 42 Montreal 3 14 5 14 22 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 13 6 2 41 37 28 Real Salt Lake 10 4 9 39 36 27 FC Dallas 10 7 6 36 38 32 Los Angeles 9 4 7 34 34 19 Vancouver 7 4 11 32 33 29 Colorado 8 9 6 30 32 31 Portland 7 7 9 30 38 38 San Jose 6 8 6 24 25 22 Chivas USA 6 11 5 23 21 36 NOTE: Three points for win, one for tie. Todays game Philadelphia at Houston, 9 p.m. Saturdays games Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 2:30 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. NWSL Wednesdays results Sky Blue FC 3, Western New York 2 Chicago 2, Boston 0 Saturdays games Sky Blue FC at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Western New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sundays games Seattle FC at Portland, 5 p.m. Houston at Boston, 6:30 p.m.Glantz-Culver LineMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLNational League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Washington -155 Pittsburgh +145 at New York -130 Chicago +120 at Miami -140 Arizona +130 at St. Louis -130 San Diego +120 Cincinnati -135 at Colorado +125 at Los Angeles -165 Milwaukee +155 at San Francisco -130 Philadelphia +120 American League at Cleveland -150 Baltimore +140 at Detroit -130 Seattle +120 at Tampa Bay -145 New York +135 at Boston -135 Houston +125 Los Angeles -190 at Texas +180 Kansas City -140 at Minnesota +130 Toronto -135 at Chicago +125 Interleague at Atlanta -115 Oakland +105 NCAA FOOTBALLAug. 28FAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at South Carolina 10 10 (57) Texas A&M Wake Forest 4 2 (46) at La-Monroe at Tulsa 3 5 (47) Tulane Mississippi-a 10 10 (56) Boise St. at Vanderbilt 17 16 (52) Temple Wash. St.-b 9 9 (60) RutgersAug. 29BYU 17 16 (50) at UConn Bowling Green 7 7 (56) at W. Kentucky Colorado-c 3 3 (64) Colorado St. at Houston 12 12 (55) UTSA at Arizona 24 24 (60) UNLVa-at Atlanta b-at Seattle c-at DenverNFL PRESEASONTonightFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at New England 3 2 (47) Philadelphia at New Orleans 4 3 (43) Tennessee at Oakland 1 2 (39) Detroit at Seattle 5 6 (38) San DiegoTomorrowat St. Louis 1 2 (41) Green Bay at Indianapolis 3 1 (41) N.Y. Giants Baltimore +2 1 (41) at Dallas at Cincinnati 3 3 (41) N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh 3 1 (40) Bualo at Tampa Bay 2 2 (37) Miami at Houston 2 3 (40) Atlanta at Minnesota 2 3 (38) ArizonaSundayat San Francisco 3 3 (40) Denver at Carolina 2 3 (39) Kansas CityMondayat Washington 3 2 (41) ClevelandTransactionsBASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Elected Rob Manfred commissioner. American League BOSTON RED SOX Optioned RHP Anthony Ranaudo and C Ryan Lavarnway to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Alex Wilson from Pawtucket (IL). DETROIT TIGERS Optioned RHPs Buck Farmer and Kevin Whelan to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Melvin Mercedes from Toledo. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Andy Parrino from Sacramento (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHP Tim Sexton on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS Optioned INF Cole Figueroa to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Durham. TEXAS RANGERS Optioned RHP Nate Adcock to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled LHP Robbie Ross Jr. from Round Rock. Sent LHP Derek Holland to Round Rock for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Op tioned LHP Andrew Chan to Reno (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Bradin Ha gens from Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES Optioned RHP Juan Jaime to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Gwinnett. CHICAGO CUBS Released OF Nate Schierholtz. CINCINNATI REDS Released OF Ryan LaMarre. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Extended their player development contract with Helena (Pioneer) through the 2018 season. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Optioned C Ramon Cabrera to Altoona (EL). Assigned RHP Ernesto Frieri outright to Indianapolis (IL). Claimed RHP John Axford o waivers from Cleveland. SAN DIEGO PADRES Placed 1B Yonder Alonso on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled INF Jace Peterson from El Paso (PCL).FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS Signed LB Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed LB Caleb McSurdy. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Released TE Ben Hartsock. WASHINGTON REDSKINS Released DE Doug Worthington. Signed TE Matt Veldman.HOCKEYNational Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS Signed exec utive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS Signed Fs Kyle Bonis and Mark Zengerle to one-year contracts. HARTFORD WOLF PACK Signed F Ryan Potulny.SOCCERMajor League Soccer CHIVAS USA Acquired F Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito (Ecuador-First Di vision).COLLEGEAUBURN Named Alli Bracewell direc tor of womens basketball services. BINGHAMTON Named Brad Smith swimming and diving coach. CLEMSON Named Caroline King and Samantha Sar womens assistant rowing coaches. FURMAN Promoted mens assistant soccer coach Anthony Esquivel to mens associate head soccer coach. LA SALLE Named Mike Adleman and Vince Barnaba athletic communications assistants. LOYOLA (N.O.) Named Bobbie Hirsch trainer and Ken Faldetta assistant trainer. NYU Named Lizzie Boeck womens assistant basketball coach. SUSQUEHANNA Named Megan Cor rigan womens assistant lacrosse coach. | SCOREBOARD


Page 6 SP The Sun /Friday, August 15, 2014 year ago. Who else has done the ice bucket challenge? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Jon Gruden, several Lightning play ers, Rays pitcher Grant Balfour and even Rays mascot Raymond, among many others. The Bucs three kicking specialists punter Michael Koenen and kickers Connor Barth and Pat Murray took simultaneous ice baths Tuesday and challenged Smith, who got his Thursday and challenged Bucs vice president Bryan Glazer. Its been great. It needs to get the exposure it deserves, said a soaked Glazer, who then challenged former Bucs star Ronde Barber and rookie receiver Mike Evans. After practice, Bucs stars Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Evans had ice-bucket treatments, with more challenges issued to more teammates, showing how quickly the movement can spread. It started in June with participants, including pro golfers, doing it for the charity of their choice. ALS became a focus last month when former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, 29, and fellow ALS sufferer Pat Quinn liked the idea and posted their challenges online. A Boston TV station ran a piece on a Bruins hockey player accepting the challenge, and then it took off. Even Patriots coach Bill Belichick got doused. Theyre doing it on live TV, and were like What is going on? said Petes father, John Frates. (Facebook founder Jeff) Zuckerberg just did it. Ethel Kennedy (86-yearold widow of Robert Kennedy), who is like royalty here. Theyre all amazing. John Frates loves the awareness aspect of the ice-bucket videos but said the millions of dollars raised could be a game-changer in ALS research. He said if Gehrig had gotten got ALS today, the only difference from 75 years ago is hed have a nicer wheelchair. Its been under a rock all too long, Frates said. The doctors say they tell 99 percent of patients, Get your affairs in order. Youre going to be passing in three, ve years. As a family, we said This is unacceptable. His son has thrown out many ceremonial rst pitches at baseball games, Frates said, but as much as that helps raise awareness, by the time a game is over, fans have forgotten about the cause. For whatever reason, people have connected with the ice bucket challenge in a way they have with few awareness efforts. Its our pink ribbon, Frates said, referring to the symbol for breast cancer awareness. Its exploding, the awareness and the fundraising coming at the same time. Now they can attract the competent, successful researchers, get them away from hair regrowth and erectile dysfunction, and put them to work here.BUCSFROM PAGE 1 Hoyer gets nod to startFROM WIRE REPORTSCLEVELAND Brian Hoyer has held off rookie Johnny Manziel for at least another week. Browns coach Mike Pettine has chosen Hoyer to start at quarterback ahead of Manziel in Clevelands second exhibition game on Monday night at Washington against Robert Grifn III and the Redskins. Pettines decision is somewhat surprising since he has stated that the quarterback competition is open and Hoyer started the preseason opener last week at Detroit. Pettine has said the two quarterbacks will share the snaps with Clevelands rst-team offense against the Redskins. Its just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game, Pettine said Thursday. I think its a little overblown as to who the starter is going to be. The key component, as Ive stated earlier this week, is that we are going to balance the reps. We will play it a little by ear as it goes on, we havent truly decided as far as the rotation but the goal is, for when we look at the stat sheet at halftime, that they both have the same amount of repetitions and hopefully they both get a good amount of work. Earlier this week, Pettine did not know if the quarterbacks would rotate by series or quarter. Pettine did say Clevelands starter would play in the neighborhood of a half. Bills to Toronto concerns raised by documents: A Buffalo Bills fan group uncovered documents that suggest a Torontobased prospective ownership group has plans to relocate the franchise north of the border. In a release, the Buffalo Fan Alliance identified several announcements referring to Rogers Communications consultant, Roger Rai, as part of the ownership group attempting to acquire and move the Buffalo Bills to Toronto. Rai told The AP on Wednesday hes not involved with the groups ownership bid. He added the references connecting him to the proposed Bills purchase were a mistake on my behalf, and the result of a misinterpre tation made by a co-worker who wrote the biography. The alliance, made up of fans, former Bills players and business leaders, said the references made in the documents would seem to cast further doubt on the credibility of the Toronto groups assurances to keep the Bills in Buffalo. Around the league: Inside linebacker Brian Cushing practiced for the first time this year with the Houston Texans and could play in Saturdays preseason game against Atlanta. Cushing, 27, was activated from the physically unable to perform list. He had a broken fibula and torn LCL that caused him to miss most of last season. ... Oakland Raiders second-year tight end Nick Kasa likely tore his ACL in practice which will sideline him for the season, according to reports. Kasa was carted off the field because of the knee injury during a joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys. ... The Tennessee Titans signed center Steve Vallos and linebacker Kendrick Adams. The Titans also waived linebacker David Gilbert and offensive lineman Viondy Merisma to make room for the additions. ... The Pittsburgh Steelers signed running back Stephen Houston. ... The New Orleans Saints signed tight end Travis Beckum. The 6-foot-3, 234-pound Beckum was originally a third-round draft pick of the New York Giants in 2009 out of Wisconsin. The Saints also officially placed tight end Richard Quinn on the reserve/retired list. NFL NOTEBOOK DAVIE The middle of the Miami Dolphins defense is getting a lot of attention in training camp. While all three projected starters are the same as last year Dannell Ellerbe, Koa Misi and Philip Wheeler they are each lining up at different positions. Misi, who was the strong side linebacker, has moved into the middle where Ellerbe was before. Ellerbe has moved to the weak side. Wheeler is in Misis old spot. There also is a new linebackers coach: Mark Duffner, who came over from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has ramped up the energy level in the group and has been impressed so far with how Misi is handling the transition to middle linebacker. What I like about Koa rst and foremost is his attitude, Duffner said. Hes a real professional. Hes going to work very, very hard both in the classroom, on the eld and even on his own time to get better at under standing the position and the technique. So far Im pleased with what I see and the positive thing about him is this guys a football player. That means he plays with great passion and he can run and hes going to be in the lineup. Misi recorded 54 tackles and two sacks last season as an outside linebacker and has 11 career sacks coming into his fth season. The former second-round pick out of Utah found the end zone as a rookie in just his second game when he recovered a fumble for a touchdown at the Minnesota Vikings. Now that hes switching positions and learning under a different coach, Misi is being realistic with his expectations. It just takes reps and getting used to this defense, he said. Playing Mike is a whole different ball game and its taking me a little bit to get down, but I think I can do it. Behind the starting three, rookie fth-round draft pick Jordan Tripp has caught on fast. He got some extra work with the rst unit during Thursdays practice at both inside and outside positions, and also in the nickel package. Tripp opened some eyes at the teams scrimmage two weeks ago at Sun Life Stadium when he forced a fumble and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown. He has been active all camp when hes on the eld and is earning the trust of his coaches and teammates, while also gaining more condence in himself. My comfort levels only getting better and better and I cant thank the coaches enough for giving me those reps, said Tripp, who played at the University of Montana. Obviously, the group that we have is a very good group and a veteran group and the room is phenomenal. I didnt expect it to be like this but everybodys tight knit and Ive gotten a lot of help from Dannell and Koa and its just a good aura. NFL: MiamiAP PHOTOMiami Dolphins linebackers coach Mark Duner, center, talks to outside linebacker Koa Misi (55) and middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe during training camp in Davie.Linebacker leapfrogMiddle of Dolphins defense swaps spots, gets new coach By ANDY KENTASSOCIATED PRESS DOLPHINS AT BUCCANEERS WHO: Miami (0-1) at Tampa Bay (0-1) WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa TV: WFLA RADIO: 103.5 FM, 620 AM, 1580 AM, 99.3 FM TICKETS: NFL: Chicago 20, Jacksonville 19Jags QBs sharp in loss to BearsCHICAGO Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Firstround pick Blake Bortles was just as good or better. Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jaguars on Thursday night. Palmer, trying to beat Jimmy Clausen for the No. 2 job, led Chicago to two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Senorise Perry scored on a 5-yard run with 50 seconds left, and C.J. Wilson intercepted a pass to seal the win after Henne and Bortles picked the Bears apart. Jared Allen made his rst appearance for Chicago. The star offseason defensive acquisition nished with one tackle for a loss on an otherwise quiet night. He sat out last weeks opening win over Philadelphia after he missed practices because his wife had a baby. Henne showed mobility in the pocket and completed 12 of 17 passes before leaving with a 13-7 lead in the second quarter. Bortles looked sharp again after an impressive showing last week in a victory over Tampa Bay. The No. 3 pick in the draft, he went 11 for 17, but the Buccaneers came away with the loss. Chicagos Jay Cutler completed 7 of 9 passes for 79 yards and called it a night after throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall early in the second quarter. Jimmy Clausen got the rst call after Cutler left the game, with Palmer serving as the second man in relief in a ip from the preseason opener. But Clausen took a step back after a strong performance last week. The former Notre Dame star and Carolina Panther went 11 of 15 for 94 yards. He also had a pass inter cepted by Josh Evans early in the third quarter off linebacker Telvin Smiths deection. Palmer started the fourth quarter and threw for 73 yards, completing 6 of 9 passes. Martellus Bennett had a 25-yard catch after being suspended by the team last week for an alter cation in practice with cornerback Kyle Fuller.By ANDREW SELIGMANASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOJacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles looks for a receiver during the second half of Thursdays preseason game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. BEARS 20, JAGUARS 19Jacksonville 13 3 3 0 19 Chicago 0 7 0 13 20 First Quarter Jax FG Scobee 49, 11:11. Jax FG Scobee 25, 4:47. Jax Lee 6 pass from Henne (Scobee kick), :52. Second Quarter ChiMarshall 4 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 10:46. Jax FG Scobee 43, 1:31. Third Quarter Jax FG Redfern 29, 8:23. Fourth Quarter ChiCarey 1 run (Gould kick), 7:55. ChiPerry 5 run (pass failed), :50. A 60,649. Jax Chi First downs 21 26 Total Net Yards 393 312 Rushes-yards 28-92 26-79 Passing 301 233 Punt Returns 3-11 3-7 Kicko Returns 4-89 6-133 Interceptions Ret. 1-8 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 26-40-1 24-33-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-7 1-9 Punts 5-44.4 6-46.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 14-141 7-65 Time of Possession 27:44 32:16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGJacksonville, D.Robinson 6-34, Gerhart 6-19, Todman 8-18, Johnson 5-14, Bortles 2-6, Henne 1-1. Chicago, Carey 1336, Draughn 3-33, Perry 4-13, Clausen 1-0, Palmer 1-(minus 1), Forte 4-(minus 2). PASSINGJacksonville, Bortles 11-17-0160, Henne 12-17-0-130, Morris 3-6-1-18. Chicago, Clausen 11-15-1-94, Cutler 7-9-075, Palmer 6-9-0-73. 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One word can be used to describe Port Charlotte resident Grace Chicken amazing. After turning 100 on July 6, the military veteran continues to be more active than many people half her age, and she shows no signs of stopping. On Aug. 1, fellow South Port Square residents gathered at Fishermens Village in Punta Gorda to celebrate the life of their very own amazing Grace. It started out with a simple lunch in the center court, followed by some conversation. But as the clock struck noon at Fishermens Village, something strange started happening. As music lled the air, people began to rise from their seats and dance toward the stage. Soon, everyone was doing the Macarena. Chicken remained in her seat, stunned. She had just been ash mobbed. I feel that she is really an amazing lady, said Smita Shinde, Campus Director of Resident Programs at South Port Square. Everybody on the campus really admires her.Amazing GraceBy NATALIE SHARBAUGHHERALD CORRESPONDENTHERALD PHOTO BY NATALIE SHARBAUGHGrace Chicken (front and center) was joined by her South Port Square family in celebration of her 100th birthday at Fishermens Village on Aug. 1, where she was also ash mobbed.Former military nurse celebrates 100th birthday Nicole NolesEDITORS Last week, I debuted a new page in the Port Charlotte Herald called Community Debate. The purpose is to get readers engaged about local issues that affect Port Charlotte and to exchange different points of view, and hopefully, generate new ideas to solve some of our current dilemmas. Our area battles some of the same issues every year without making much progress. The one that stands out in my mind, aside from mass transit, is economic diversity. When I graduated high school, none of my classmates wanted to stay in the area. There was nothing for teens to do, there was a sense that teens had no place in a retirement town and there were no good jobs to come back to, anyway. That hasnt changed much. Teens hang out at a different movie theater in the mall instead of the Promenades or the old theater on Cochran Boulevard and U.S. 41 (which is now a church), but thats about as much progress as weve made here. There is no economic diversity; we have a service-based economy, and we need to expand our horizons to keep this area viable. We could grow our ecotourism industry and nd a buyer for IMPAC University, hopefully a college or related institution. But building more strip malls, although it generates business and more service jobs, wont solve the bigger issue of diversication. With our regional airport in Punta Gorda and NASAs facility on the Space Coast, perhaps now is the time to reach out for STEM business opportunities as the aerospace industry goes increasingly commercial. Maybe we want to beef up our agricultural legacy, which increasingly relies on new technol ogy to stay competitive in smaller spaces as well as feed more people as the worlds population grows. We will always need food, so thats a pretty safe bet either way. What this area needs now are ideas, because without ideas, even outlandish ones, there is no starting point for growth and diversity. Business opportunities arent going to drop in our lap we have to create them. What are your ideas? Email them to diversity wont magically manifest by itself Manila Express offers food with Asian flavorHERALD PHOTO BY ROBERT NELSONManila Express owner Eddie Delizo holds a tray of his Philippine barbecue skewers and daughter, Gloria Delizo, holds a Buka pie. Manila Express is located at 2395 Tamiami Trail, Unit 204, Port Charlotte. They started oering delivery this week. For more information, call 941-249-8089. Do you like to try different ethnic foods? If so, you may want to try Manila Express. Owner Eddie Delizo opened the restaurant on April 19, and has been attracting customers from the area with authentic cuisine from the Philippines. You can dine in or take out. They are now also offering delivery as well. We prepare different dishes every day, Delizo said. We do always have a few dishes that are the same day to day. PORT CHARLOTTEHERALD Friday, August 15, 2014 A weekly section of the Sun Robert NelsonBIZ BITSpcbizbits@yahoo.comGRACE | 6 BIZ BITS | 15 H 2 U Health Expo Friday, August 22nd r frntbbn nr r frr tbrr tbrrnr rtrn r rb rfrnn rrrntrn 50468127 470840 Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times 1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941-575-7575 Reservations recommended. Closed Mondays for Summer Tues -Thurs & Sun 11 Fri & Sat 11 $10 OFF $40 *must present coupon not to be combined with any other offer Exp 8/22/14 Coupon valid Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Only 2 U Fawcett Memorial HospitaHEALTH TO YOU OU4 F4,""+ `'


Herald Page 2 Friday, August 15, 2014 Email your calendar items to Please follow the format you see in the listings: Event, time, place, address, description, cost and contact information. FRIDAY, AUG. 15Cruisin Eddie, keyboard with vocals oldies live music, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. SATURDAY, AUG. 16Hurricane Charley 10-year anniversary celebration, noon to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Poker run with breakfast starts at 8 a.m., opening ceremony by the legion color guard, car show, model Vietnam Wall and military display, bounce house, face painting, DJ, recognition of first responders and blood drive benefits the Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida. Free and open to the public. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Parkside Parish, 6 p.m., MacDonald Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Harriet St., Port Charlotte. First Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Team Parkside, is hosting a free dinner each Saturday night to help neighbors get to know each other and hear ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods and community. Free food and music. Call 941-625-5045. SUNDAY, AUG. 17Chess, 11 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Lunch in the Midtown Cafe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. MONDAY, AUG. 18Organ and piano group, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Fun with music, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. TUESDAY, AUG. 19 Dulcimer group, 9:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjonng, 11:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Duplicate bridge and chess, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 6 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20Woodcarvers, stamp corner and community outreach, 9 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Contract bridge, noon, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Cribbage, 12:45, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Scrabble, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Karaoke, 2 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Double deck pinochle, 5:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Square dancing, 7 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. THURSDAY, AUG. 21Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail weekly social, 7 p.m., Portonos Restaurant, 23241 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail is a sailing club for singles who enjoy sailing or would like to learn. For more information, contact Commodore Terry Reiss at 941-661-5128. FRIDAY, AUG. 22Cruisin Eddie, keyboard with vocals oldies live music, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjonng, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. SATURDAY, AUG. 23Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Parkside Parish, 6 p.m., MacDonald Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 2230 Harriet St., Port Charlotte. First Presbyterian Church, in partnership with Team Parkside, is hosting a free dinner each Saturday night to help neighbors get to know each other and hear ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods and community. Free food and music. Open to the public. For more information, call 941-625-5045. SUNDAY, AUG. 24Chess, 11 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Lunch in the Midtown Cafe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. MONDAY, AUG. 25Organ and piano group, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Independent Living class, 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County, 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte. Classes are free, but registration is required by calling 941-625-8501. Fun with music, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. TUESDAY, AUG. 26Around the World 4-H Day Camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Port Environmental Center, 25550 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte. For youth 8 to 11 years old. Campers will be learning about other countries through food, games, customs and crafts. Camp fee is $10. To register, parents should contact lana.cardwell@ or pam.phillippe@ Dulcimer group, 9:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 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Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 3 Hi everyone. Does anyone actually read my column? Guess what? Season is on its way again. It is a real entity. Today I have two nonprots to mention. Hopefully I will get your attention before your time and thoughts are lled. Toys for Tots: Of course they need toys, for children ages 1 to 13. If you do not shop, money is always appreciated and needed; no surprise there. Then and almost as important, Christmas trees and decorations are also needed. I will be happy to accept them. Please call me at 941-629-3640 to arrange drop off. Jesus Loves You Ministry: This homeless outreach group will open a thrift shop starting Aug. 22 and 23 at 1734 Cedarwood St., in Murdock, behind the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store on S.R. 776. They will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday with lots of good stuff. For more information, call 941-661-8117. The El Jobean Community Hall has just been refurbished. It is lovely. If you need a place for a party, wedding or meeting, it is available for a very reasonable price. For more information, call Irene at 708-899-2511. Smile, it lightens your heart. Cut this column out and put it on your refrigerator so you do not forget these two groups.El Jobean gears up for seasonPAT SPENCEEYE ON EL JOBEAN Royal Palm Retirement Centre supports Click For Babies program PHOTO PROVIDEDRoyal Palm Retirement Centre is proud to support Click For Babies, a grassroots campaign that invites knitters, crocheters and crafters to make purple caps for newborn babies to increase awareness of the Period of Purple Crying. The period of purple crying is the time between two weeks and two months when all infants are at increased risk of suering Shaken Baby Syndrome. Royal Palm Happy Stitchers will be proudly supporting this campaign by knitting and crocheting purple hats. Royal Palm Retirement Centre is located at 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-627-6762. rfrfntnn rftbnfntnnf nntnfnttff tftnfttnntffnnn nnftfftnb tbfttntbbr b nfr r rr bnr trff rrr rf nttbttfnntff ntfntnfnnf Port Charlotte Punta Gordab 50469197 941-766-1001 17912 Toledo Blade Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL Board Certified in Internal Medicine Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine Experience Better Healthcare M ARIO E. C ARBONELL MD New Patients Welcome Providing Primary & Hospital Care For Patients Ages 16 yrs. & up Cardiac Disease High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Diabetes Arthritis Thyroid Problems Osteoporosis Prostate Health Memory Loss 50468618 GODS PRECIOUS GIFTS, Inc. Thrifty Treasures 418 E. Virginia Ave., Punta Gorda 50475177 rfrfntfb 3 rd Weekend of Month Friday 1 PM Saturday 10 AM PM Mens & Womens Clothing Shoes Bags Hats Business Casual Church Items 50 to $5 Food Pantry 3 rd Saturday 9 AM NOON GPGI is a 501(c)3 grassroots Trabue-Woods organization. Helping individuals grow from hardship to self-sustainment CyFS > nA I M C6Htp (,.. .iMNNWIt)Bayfront HealthJrL 7All


Herald Page 4 Friday, August 15, 2014 Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting for Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMSGinger Blomberg joined her brother David Wilson, VIPs newest board member and Sherry A. Mearns the new Executive Director for the Visually Impaired Persons open house and ribboncutting as new members of both the Charlotte County Chamber or Commerce and the Punta Gorda Chamber. The center, located 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte, named after Mary H. Williams, is a resource and education center that provides classes, training programs, and peer group socialization for all levels of the visually impaired, and free of charge to those in need. For more information on the VIP of Charlotte County, call 941-626-8501. Madeline Pacyga, 9, and her sister Delilah, 7, helped out with the double chamber ribboncutting ceremony. Their father, Adam Pacyga, is a volunteer for the Visually Impaired Persons. Brad Marquarot and Sherry Mearns, Executive Director for the Visually Impaired Persons, had the honors of cutting the double ribbons, representing the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Mark Cangelosi, VIPs webmaster with Mary Platts, VIP Peer Group Vice President and Gwen Aubrey, president of the VIP Peer Group. RIGHT: Gloria Schulze and her daughter, Kimberly, join the fun at the VIP center during their open house and double chamber celebration. LEFT: Dan Mearns hands over a rae basket won by Amie Conti during the VIP open house. SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES Open: Mon. Sat. 9am 5pm 1048 Tamiami Trail, Punta GordaC a l l T o S c h e d u l e A P i c k u p F o r C a l l T o S c h e d u l e A P i c k u p F o r Call To Schedule A Pickup For L a r g e F u r n i t u r e & A p p l i a n c e s L a r g e F u r n i t u r e & A p p l i a n c e s Large Furniture & Appliances (941) 637-1981 DONATIONS NEEDED! Your donation makes a big differenceP l e a s e D o n a t e C l e a n U s a b l e I t e m s P l e a s e D o n a t e C l e a n U s a b l e I t e m s Please Donate Clean, Usable Items. 470980 Now accepting pick up in Arcadia. All money received from donations in Arcadia will be utilized to assist DeSoto County residents in need. Charlotte County to assist people in need in Charlotte County. 50468893 10% OFF ANY CLEANING SERVICE Tile & Grout Cleaning Air Duct Cleaning Carpet Repair & Stretching Pet & Smoke Odor Removal Oriental & Wool Rug Cleaning Specialist Steam Cleaning Rotary Scrub Dry Cleaning CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 24 HOUR WATER REMOVAL Port Charlotte/ Punta Gorda (941) 766-0115 North Port/Venice (941) 429-5902 WWW .H APPY H OME S ERVICES NET _. .1;appyCx


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Herald Page 6 Friday, August 15, 2014 Several of the residents came up with the idea to ash mob Chicken for her birthday. In order to keep it a surprise, Shinde secretly practiced with them for nearly a month. It turned out to be a success as it not only surprised Chicken, but caught the attention of many of the passersby. Following the ash mob, Fred Daigle, a 20-year United States Navy Veteran who was dressed in uniform, congratulated Chicken on all of the memorable moments of her life. After thanking her for her many years of service with the military, he presented her with an award from her South Port Square family. Kim Lovejoy, Executive Director of the Military Heritage Museum and 25-year Army veteran, gave a speech in which she honored Chicken. Grace Chicken is one of my heroes. She helped pave the way for my generation of women to join the military and future generations, said Lovejoy. Women who joined the military during WWII had spunk. I think one of the reasons why Grace is still with us is because she has so much spunk. Chicken grew up on a farm in the hills of Missouri. After attending nursing school, she became a Registered Nurse and worked in Tennessee and California. But she had always hoped for something more adventurous. My aim was to be an Army nurse, said Chicken. But I was so afraid we would never have another war. In 1942, after the start of WWII, the Red Cross came calling. Chicken joined immediately and became a member of the Army Nurse Corps. I wanted to see the world, said Chicken, and I got stationed about 50 miles from home. I didnt stay there very long though. I really did see the world. Chicken completed the rigorous training required to become an air-evacuation ight nurse. As a ight nurse during WWII, she served in the Azores and Newfoundland. Thousands of feet above the ground in an airplane, she treated patients who were being transported to the United States from Europe, Africa and the CBI. During the Korean War, she helped to evacuate wounded soldiers from the danger zones of North Korea by providing care during their transport to South Korea and Japan. By using the G.I. Bill, Chicken took a short break from the military and earned a masters degree from Northwestern University. After rejoining, she continued to travel the world with the United States Air Force until retiring in 1968 as a Lt. Col. with 26 years of combined service. After retiring, Chicken was presented with an opportunity she couldnt resist. Wichita State University in Kansas had received a grant to start a degree program in nursing. With the grant about to expire, the university had no one to pioneer the program. Chicken applied for the job and was hired. With nothing but a desk, a secretary, and a typewriter, Chicken began to piece together the nursing program. By hiring instructors with doctoral degrees, she surrounded herself with highly qualied people and was eventually able to leave the program in good hands. I did what I was hired for, said Chicken. They gave me an associate professorship. I started the degree program for nurses and its now a part of the university. After leaving the university, Chicken remained in Kansas. She was introduced to a doctor named Charles Wingo. As an orthopedist, Wingo planned on moving to Punta Gorda, Fla. and opening his own practice until retirement. On a whim, Chicken offered to be his ofce nurse. Wingo accepted. In 1974, Chicken moved to Florida. She worked with Wingo for several years until she ofcially retired at the age of 65. Over the course of the next 35 years, Chicken remained active while every one else around her slowed down. Ive pretty much outlived all my family. I have some cousins once or twice removed in Kansas and New Mexico, said Chicken. As a woman on the move with at least 40 changes of address throughout her lifetime, Chicken never settled down to marry and have a family of her own. But she does have a family to call her own. When I rst moved to Florida, my friend asked me if her daughter could come and stay with me, said Chicken. The friends daughter, Deidre Parkinson of Port Charlotte, formed a special bond with Chicken. We just melded together, continued Chicken. I call her my daughter. She and her husband had two children. Thats my family, and were a very close family. Along with her family, Chicken has been able to celebrate many milestone birthdays. At 90, she saw a play in New York. At 95, she traveled to the Pacic Coast where she went whale watching and took a scenic tour ight through California and Mexico. For my 100th birthday my daughter gave me a birthday party with about 70 guests, said Chicken. It was a formal party with chamber music and everything. At 100 years old, Chicken is extremely mobile. Occasionally, she can be seen carrying her walking stick for extra support. Physically, she doesnt feel any different than she did years ago. Not one bit, said Chicken. I dont feel like I did when I was 16, of course, but Im still pretty healthy. While Chicken may not feel like a teenager, there have been reports of her running up the steps of the South Port Square bus faster than anyone else. Each week, Chicken takes the bus to the library where she continues to volunteer. For the past 17 years, Evelyn Hamner has volunteered at the library with Chicken. Shes unbelievable, said Hamner. She does so much volunteer work. She just go, go, goes all the time. We cant keep up with her. Chicken also volunteers in the nursing home where she visits with people who are considerably younger than herself. As a resident of the independent living center at South Port Square, Chicken takes many of the classes offered, is a member of the book club, and enjoys playing bridge three times a week. She also has her own garden. I dont have much in it anymore, continued Chicken, mostly owers, and right now I just have two allamandas. But it makes me feel like I still own a little bit of land. With all of the activity taking place, the Fountain of Youth may very well be hidden at South Port Square. Whether or not thats true, one thing is certain. All of the residents at South Port Square are living their lives with an amazing Grace. Every resident on this campus wants to acknowledge her and her achievements in life, continued Shinde. What an amazing 100 years of life.GRACE: Plucky pioneer celebrates birthday milestone surrounded by admirersFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY NATALIE SHARBAUGHA ash mob of fellow South Port Square residents gathered in Fishermens Village to perform the Macarena in honor of Grace Chickens 100th birthday. 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Herald Page 8 Friday, August 15, 2014 With busy schedules and hectic lifestyles that have become commonplace in todays society, too often we forget to stop and recognize the actions of others. Services that are provided to keep us safe have become something that we just expect and therefore take for granted. The residents at Royal Palm Retirement Centre, located at 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, have decided to change all that. Every Thursday in August they will be participate in the Random Acts of Kindness event by baking special treats for those who serve and protect the Port Charlotte community. These goodies will be delivered the next day to local re stations, police stations, doctors ofces, churches, libraries and senior centers. The afternoon of Aug. 8 brought the residents to the Port Charlotte Fire Department, located at 3631 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. The Port Charlotte Fire Department members day was made a little sweeter when about 10 Royal Palm ambassadors arrived with chewy chocolate chip cookies and words of gratitude. On behalf of the residents of Royal Palm Retirement Centre, we would like to show our appreciation to those who serve our community. They go above and beyond to keep our community safe and respond properly to emergency calls. Thank you for all the safety and education that you provide for the citizens of the community, said Marilyn Silverman, one of the residents at Royal Palm Retirement Centre. This was a special day, as it was the rst time in about ve years that the residents have participated in this cause, but it will not be the last, as they plan on spending many more Thursdays baking and making Fridays a little sweeter for those who deserve a Random Act of Kindness.Royal Palm residents bake Random Acts of KindnessBy KELLIE SHANKSHERALD CORRESPONDENT HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMSRoyal Palm resident Rose Linnelle, 89, scoops out the baked cookies while her tablemates, Jackie Cernak, 89, Evelyn Gardner, 84, and Marilyn Silverman, 72, put on their plastic gloves to bag the cookies that would be delivered the next day for their August Random Acts of Kindness program. Every Thursday in August they bake special treats for those who serve and protect the Port Charlotte community. These goodies will be delivered the next day to local re stations, police stations, doctors oces, churches, libraries and senior centers. Kenia Isles, sta member, helps the women with the bagging of the cookies. Thelma Kahn, 85, and Vera Brockerman, 90, and Isles use their scissors to curl the ribbon on the bags. Joyce Clancy, 82 and her friend Trudy Jeers, 99, were having a good time listening to the funny stories being told by Kenia Isles while the cookies baked. Jackie Cernak, 89, makes sure the ribbons being used to tie the cookie bags were even. During the baking of each batch of cookies, sta member Kenia Isles would read funny stories to the women who had gathered in the lobby cafe for the baking session. Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 9 Usually during the rst Monday in August at Franz Ross Park, there are hundreds of kids and coaches on the elds, running, hitting dummies and learning to cheer. On this evening it was quiet. Rain had washed out practice. And it couldnt come at a worse time less than two weeks separated the Port Charlotte Bandits from the Jamboree tomorrow in Punta Gorda. The program adjusted by scheduling a Saturday practice, which if the weather cooperated, would be the rst in full pads. The threat of rain is par for the course, but the future of Port Charlotte is not. For the rst time in seven years, Les Hassen is not running the show, though he will coach Junior Midgets. Shea Davis has taken the reins (Hassen is still on the board) for a program that has seen participation dwindle this year, enough so that the Bandits wont eld a Midget team for the rst time ever. I was with him on the board for three years, and hes still there to provide input, Davis said. Were still going to be a strong or ganization. Les is still with us so things arent going to change much, said vice president Joe Ferrentino. The numbers are a little down, but well be OK. Football coach Keith McDonough said there would be 130 football players and 60 cheerleaders this season. Davis said Port Charlotte was trying to put together an unlimited team (which Pop Warner allows) which Hassen would coach, but with the recent success of the high school team, many players decided to play as freshmen in high school. Some of the eighth-graders who met the requirements are now playing at Charlotte and Englewood. McDonough said that Midget participation has been a problem throughout the Peace River Conference, as only slightly more than half the associations will eld teams this year. We try to grow the program at every level and we just didnt get the participation there. Every year you have certain levels that struggle, but next year well be back at every level, Ferrentino said. With the maximum roster of 35 players per team, the other squads are at or close to full, Davis said. Both Mite programs lled up quickly. Thats the future of the association. If we cant get those levels, the program is in jeopardy, Davis said. Getting the lower levels and having them return will produce a great association. On the cheer side, although Davis said participation has been up, coor dinator Tammy Hendricks has also felt the pain, unable to get much more than 12 girls per team due to costs and more certications. With no midget football team, the midget cheer squad will root on the Junior Midgets. Were in a rebuilding year, but everyone is down throughout the region, Hendricks said. Its much more expensive now for Pop Warner, even for snacks, there are more certications, everything thats involved. Hendricks has instituted a new program where her girls can keep their uniforms, and those who cannot afford them can get a scholarship, Hendricks said. The same goes for football jerseys. The Bandits held a football festival at the fairgrounds on Aug. 9 to raise more money for the teams. Overall, Davis thinks all the Bandit teams can compete for playoff berths this year. We should have every competitive level team in the playoffs. Our rst game is against North Port on Aug. 23. So that will be a good test, Davis said.Bandits ready for new season, eraBy CHUCK BALLAROSPORTS WRITER HERALD PHOTOS BY CHUCK BALLAROPort Charlotte Pop Warner Junior Pee-Wee football players Logan Clauser (32) and Joseph Miller take part in a blocking drill during a recent practice at Franz Ross Park. Port Charlotte Pop Warner Junior-Midget football player Rondell Adderley gets ready to run as his muddy teammates wait their turn during a recent practice at Franz Ross Park. Port Charlotte Pop Warner Junior Pee-Wee football coach Mark Hansford goes over Xs and Os with his players in the press box during a lightning delay during a recent practice at Franz Ross Park. Port Charlotte Pop Warner Midget cheerleader Maria Ramirez tries to get an idea for how a cheer works during a recent practice at Franz Ross Park. 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Herald Page 10 Friday, August 15, 2014 Players converge at Bandits and Pirates Fest HERALD PHOTOS BY BETSY WILLIAMSA big grin spread over the face of 9-year-old Zachary Elkin who plays for the Port Charlotte Bandits Mighty Mites when he got to sit on the shoulder of Kezden Jarvis, senior at Port Charlotte High and member of the PCHS Pirate varsity football team while waiting in line for food on Saturday. Both football players were among those attending the 1st Annual Port Charlotte Bandits and Pirates Fest which was held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds with 500 in attendance, a sold-out event. A portion of the Port Charlotte High School varsity Pirate football team gathered around the dinner tables for a group photo. With 500 mouths to feed, these young Bandits wait patiently as a tray of burgers arrive. Volunteers for the event included Kyle Wheeler, sophomore; Shannon Ingman, freshmen; Brittany McGivern, sophomore; Sasha Verworren, freshmen; and Dianne Ingman the woman in charge of putting together the 1st Annual Port Charlotte Bandits and Pirates Fest. Tiny Mite cheerleader, Kailea Elkin, 7, gets an airlift by Pirate Varsity Cheer captain Jennifer Levitt, senior and her sister Nicole, 11, who cheers for the Bandit PeeWees. Pirate coach Quintel Perkins with his 1-year-old, Josiah, on his shoulders. While waiting in line for food, football mom Heather Galvin-Cuevas breaks out in dance to the music of the DJ. Pirate moms Colleen Norus and Robin Buren were among the many volunteers, both Pirate and Bandit, who helped stage the rst annual Bandits and Pirates Fest. 50468894 Rent-to-Own on Carrier A/C systems!SEASONST __ New systems can help lower your energy usage every month! -Admom)AIRCDND/T/ONING,INC, Valid ID Proof of Home Ownership Proof of Income E"TRCall NOW! 941-206-6131 or apply on line at 4SeasonsAC,com .,,, . ,.,


Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 11 Standing in line for one of the many bounce houses inside the event center at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds where the fest was held Saturday night. Never to old for the bounce house activities, this group of PCHS Pirates wait their turn in line. Desert for Bandit Jr. Midgets Jeyson Guerrier, 13, and Rodney Anicet,13, was cotton candy. Pirate JV cheerleaders Maddisyn Rees,Coach Ciara Anceume and Makenzie Ferraro were having a good time. JV Pirate team members from Port Charlotte High School take time for a photo with the Pirate ags outside the Charlotte County Fairgrounds expo center where the festivities took place. Bandit PeeWee Wyatt Oleson, 9, tests his strength on this pulley air mattress activity. Bandits Mitey Mite cheerleaders Caitlin Barrett, 7 and Kylie Sharrah, 7, were denitely having a great time. 472721 $37.50 Some Restrictions Apply. Expires 7/31/14. 500 Passenger Paddlewheel Sailing from Downtown Fort Myers 239-334-7474 Located Downtown Fort Myers Yacht Basin 50475125 Enjoy 4 1/2 hour cruise, sailing East to the W.P Franklin Locks, Observe the working of the lock. FRANKLIN LOCK LUNCHEON CRUISE Saturday August 16th 11:00 AM-3:30 PM $ 38.00 per adult + tax $ 20.00 per child + tax HARBOR LUNCHEON CRUISE Tuesday, August 26th 11:00 AM-2:00 PM $ 38.00 per person + tax 3 hours. See Fort Myers from a different perspective as we sail along the Caloosahatchee River. PRIVATE CHARTERS $ 20.00 per child + tax I IPortrait SpecialRegs75001 -8x 10.2-5x7 8WalletsrStephen Lineberryholographic Evems, LU: Manager/Photographer941.249.40472605 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1 Port Charlotte, FL


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Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 13 Answers to this weeks puzzle from page 5. GOLF SCORES All golf scores must be emailed to golfscores@ BURNT STORE GOLF & ACTIVITY CLUB Scramble Aug. 2 1.) Phil Leonard, Rick Kellner, Wendy Whelan. 2.) Lee Plank, Jerry Hunter, Andrea Millerschoen. Ladies League Aug. 6 1.) Erica Kallweit, Joan Cullin, Margaret Hiestand, Carol Smith. TWIN ISLES COUNTRY CLUB Ladies 9-Hole, Low Net Aug. 6 1.) Cecelia Eames, 42. Ladies 18-Hole, Monkey Golf FLIGHT A: 1.) Sue Galvin, 76. 2.) Pam Solinger, 79. FLIGHT B: 1.) Ina Bice, 80. 2.) Diane Buckingham, 83. Mens Day, Team Point Quota Aug. 8 1.) Fred Buckingham, Bob Klug, Al Ricci, 7. ROTONDA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB MGA, Best 2 of 4 Aug. 7 1.) James Hastings, John German, William Fleming, Heinz Dittmar, -37. 2.) Jeff Trostad, Jim Jones, Pat Gabriele, John Morsch, -29. 3.) Ron Guiliano, Gerry Groh, Dave Schultz, Ray Kotzian, -29. 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Nominations are open to companies that meet the following criteria: for-prot business; operating under the same ownership for at least three continuous years with the principal ofce located in Lee, Collier or Charlotte counties; employs ve to 400 people; and has overcome adversity to achieve success. To request an application, contact Stacey Mercado at 239-433-7189 or Business owners may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. There is no entry fee. Independent judges will select one Lee, Collier or Charlotte business from the eld of applicants to receive the 2014 award. Winners will be recognized Nov. 6 during a luncheon ceremony at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers. 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More information about this project is available at click on Project Status Updates in the Popular Links list on the left.Local grant availableA local grant now is available for low-income female veterans with school-age children residing in Charlotte County. Based on eligibility, a back-toschool grant and/or work-readiness and household goods assistance may be available. You must be able to provide proof of service (DD 214 or VA healthcare card, military ID) and income verication. For more information about eligibility, call the Charlotte County Veteran Services Ofce at 941-764-5579.Center to close for repairsCharlotte County Community Services announced the Harold Avenue Recreation Center gymnasium, 23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, will be closed during the installation of a new wood oor beginning Aug. 18. Installation is expected to be completed in four to six weeks. In addition, the center will be closed for annual maintenance Aug. 20-22. Normal operation will resume Aug. 23. 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Herald Page 14 Friday, August 15, 2014 Do you remember when?The following are excerpts from the Daily Herald-News from Aug. 10, 1974, through Aug. 16, 1974:Burrall resigns as editorDaily Herald-News Editor Fred Burrall yesterday announced his resignation from the newspaper. Burrall intends to devote full-time to his Republican campaign for the Florida House of Representatives. I feel strongly that it is important for both Charlotte and I to win. The surest way to do that is to get out, meet everybody I can in the district to nd out their thoughts and explain mine, Burrall said. We have no representation from Charlotte County in Tallahassee. He feels the county was shortchanged on state aid in education and on the road situation. Burrall came to the Daily Herald-News in early 1971 from the Department of Commerce, where he was director of publicity in the tourism and industry elds. Reecting on his time with the newspaper, he said, I wanted to try and give our readers a product with local news, as well as national and international events. He created the popular Charlie Sez feature, which became almost synonymous with the papers name. Charlie developed a personality, and many readers thought he was a real person. He receives more phone calls than anyone in the ofce. Burrall, his wife, Bette, and their two children live in Port Charlotte. He graduated from the University of Florida after four years in the U.S. Air Force.Ross promoted to editor of the Daily Herald-NewsDonald K. Ross, news editor of the Daily Herald-News since March, was named editor today by Publisher Corbin A. Wyant. Ross is a professional with 25 years of experience in journalism. He had been acting editor since the resignation of Fred Burrall. The new editor holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. He was formerly a full-time professor of journalism at Marquette University for 15 years. Ross has been a reporter, editor, feature writer, photographer and has experience in public relations. Prior to coming to Charlotte County, he had been public relations director of a national organization of attorneys in Milwaukee. Ross and his wife, Sabina, live in Port Charlotte. They have a daughter who lives in Milwaukee.County airport given fundsFigures were just released by the Federal Aviation Administration district ofce in Miami. They reveal that a total of $1,116,847 was awarded to the state through the Planning Grant Program of the Airport and Airway Development Act in 1970. The Charlotte County Development Authority came in for a share of the funds. Carlos Franco, executive director, said the county received $20,000 for master plan work for 1973 and $97,000 in a grant during the 1974-75 development program. Here, in Charlotte County, airport progress for scal year 1974-75 will include installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) and a terminal visual omni-radio facility (TVOR), immune to thunderstorm activity. In addition, the airport will have outer marker beacons to assist instrument landings at Charlotte County Airport and improved taxi-way lighting.Mild depression felt during first quarter in FloridaAt the end of the rst quarter of the year. Florida was in the grip of a mild depression. Professor Elmo K. Jackson, professor of economics at the University of Florida, came up with this nding about the states economy. The most depressing statistics, he said, is to be found in building permit data. The fourth quarter of last year revealed a decline of 7 percent in building permit data. This quarter, building per mits dropped 22.5 percent compared to the same quarter of 1973. More information is needed for an authoritative look into the future. In this area, we are moving into our busy winter season. This will hopefully mean a step in a more optimistic direction. Fire department honors longtime donorJohn Fish was the guest of honor Sunday during the fourth annual open house at the Harbour Heights Fire Department. County Tax Assessor Oliver Lowe was among the well-wishers. Fish has been a quiet donor to the department. He purchased two pumpers, the land for the rehouse and most of the materials used in the stations construction. Commitment of these funds is the direct result of Floridas preparation for expected growth in aviation.Scouts head to Georgia campsiteA group of Boy Scouts from Punta Gordas Troop 5 is camping out this week at Stone Mountain, Georgia. They left this morning with leader Perry Wolfe and his wife in their travel home. Making the trip are Scott Scoggins, Keith Rondle, Tim and Chuck Lisby, Tim Crowe, Rodney Wolfe, Bob Nelson, Marty Chilton, Dale Naylor, Kenny Walker and Mark Morrison. Sponsors of the trip are The Marine Bank, Tarpon Realty, The First National Bank and PGI Inc.Moving day at Youth MuseumCharlotte Youth Museum ofcers and members spent a busy weekend moving art supplies and equipment into the old Punta Gorda Library. The space has been leased by the city to the group as its new home. Renovations are planned before classes for children start.Charlotte High School adds two buildingsTwo new buildings at Charlotte High School will house the home economics food laboratory and the marine engine laboratory. Both buildings are adjacent to the high school class wings and are part of the expanded vocational center at CHS.Today in history Aug. 15 On this date in 1848: The Oregon Territory was organized. On this date in 1935: Congress passed the Social Security Act.Thought for the dayBehind an able man, there are always other able men. Chinese proverb.Chieffo-Long wedA garden overlooking Charlotte Harbor was the setting Saturday for the wedding of Arlene Mary Chieffo and Ronald Allen Long. It was a double-ring ceremony at the home of the bridegrooms grandmother, Elizabeth Szur of Charlotte Harbor. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Louis Chieffo of Glendale Avenue, Port Charlotte, and the late Mr. Chieffo. She is a graduate of Charlotte High School. The groom is employed as a carpenter. After a brief wedding trip, the couple will live on Granada Street, Port Charlotte. Swanteck-Lewis engagement announcedMr. and Mrs. Edward Swanteck today announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelley Ann, to Wiley Arthur Lewis Jr. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Whiteld of West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. She is a 1974 Charlotte High School graduate and is employed at the Charlotte Inter-Medic Center. A 1973 graduate of Charlotte High School, Lewis is employed by Texaco Oil Company. 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Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 15 The hot-selling items on the menu right now are the Philippine barbecue skewers as well as the seasoned green beans. Most of the individual items are $4.50 and combos are $6.50. Right now Manila Express has a few coupons in a coupon book. If you have the coupon you can get either free delivery or 10 percent off your order. Want to have something for later? You can buy stuffed steam buns from the cooler to take home. Speaking of cool, its summer and its hot. Manila Express has a number of exotic shakes to cool you down. Our Halo Halo shake is very popular, as is the mango shake, Delizo said. The avocado and corn shakes are starting to catch on as well. Manila Express is located at 2395 Tamiami Trail, Unit 204, Port Charlotte in the Bell Plaza. For more information, call 941-249-8089 or nd them online at After you try some of the food make sure you save some room for the Buka pie.Smoken Pit BBQ expands with second locationSome of you may know the Smoken Pit BBQ in North Fort Myers. Well, they have expanded and opened a location here in Port Charlotte on Aug. 2. There is enough seating for 153 people and they have a full staff of 37. With eight types of meat, there is enough of a choice to nd something even for the most picky eater. Its not just barbecue either Smoken Pit also has a selection of seafood, salads, soups and chili. You will also nd potato salads, cole slaw and much more. The baby back ribs are not your normal offthe-shelf type. These are Danish baby back ribs. Smoken Pit does offer catering for all your business and personal events large or small. Want them to smoke the meat onsite? They can do that. Want them to serve up the food? They can do that as well. You can also purchase larger amounts of their renowned baked beans. Smoken Pit BBQ is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They are located at 2200 Kings Highway, Unit 3N, in Port Charlotte. You can nd them on Facebook at Port-Charlotte-Smoken-Pit-BBQ or reach them by phone at 941-249-9963.Off the Hook party at Nav-A-Gator TuesdayNav-A-Gator is having an Off the Hook party starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for the premiere airing of Animal Planets Off the Hook Extreme Catches, episode Hook, Line and Gator. Why all the hubbub about this episode? Nav-A-Gator was featured in this episode. Nav-A-Gator will be doing pitcher, shot and gator bites as specials for the evening. If you cant make it out, you can still catch the episode, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Nav-A-Gator is located at 9700 SW Riverview Circle in Lake Suzy. You can get there by car, boat or sea plane. For more information on this event, call 941-627-3474 or go online to me about your businessI enjoy my job very much. It gets me out and about, and I get to meet new people all the time. I have walked into a few businesses in the area and introduced myself and explained what I do for the Port Charlotte Herald with the Biz Bits column each week. Even after explaining what I do and why I am at their location, I sometimes get told, not interested. This is a free service for our business community, so dont be shy. I am here to help you promote your business when something is going on if you added new staff, moved or if you have an event coming up. Send me an email and I will gladly come see you and get all the infor mation I need to put you in a future column. BIZ BITS: Manila Express offers fresh Asian food for dining or local deliveryFROM PAGE 1 HERALD PHOTO BY ROBERT NELSONFrom left, Courtney Litcheld, with Barbara and Charles Pohl, are all smiles moments after their food arrived. They ordered the feast meals at Smoken Pit BBQ, 2200 Kings Highway, Unit 3N, Port Charlotte. Each feast meal is enough to feed two to four people each. Mahjonng, 11:30 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Duplicate bridge and chess, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Pinochle, 6 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27Woodcarvers, stamp corner and community outreach, 9 a.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Contract bridge, noon, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Cribbage, 12:45, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Scrabble, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Karaoke, 2 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Double deck pinochle, 5:30 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Square dancing, 7 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. THURSDAY, AUG. 28Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail weekly social, 7 p.m., Portonos Restaurant, 23241 Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. Charlotte Harbor Singles for Sail is a sailing club for singles who enjoy sailing or would like to learn. For more information, contact Commodore Terry Reiss at 941-661-5128. FRIDAY, AUG. 29Cruisin Eddie, keyboard with vocals oldies live music, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. Mahjonng, 1 p.m., Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. SATURDAY, AUG. 30Bingo, 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Hall, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 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Herald Page 16 Friday, August 15, 2014 Vessel safety checks performed at Nav-A-Gator HERALD PHOTOS BY ROBERT NELSONGene Utke, owner of the steam vessel Desoto Queen, gets the boats annual vessel safety check, which was performed by Ken Johnson of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Fred Counter goes over the vessel safety checklist with boat owner Jeremie Seadorf at the Nav-A-Gator boat ramp. Nav-A-Gator is located at 9700 SW River view Circle in Lake Suzy. From left, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members Fred Counter, Mike Trombetta, Ron Dressler and Ken Johnson performed a number of vessel safety checks at Nav-A-Gator. Vessel inspections do not have to happen at the ramp. You can call in and have them come to you for the inspection. Nav-A-Gator has its own boat information kiosk. Bethyl Thiemt is normally found sitting at the counter ready and willing to give people information on canoe rentals as well as boat rides at Nav-A-Gator. Did you know that all boats, including paddle boats like canoes and kayaks, have required safety items? Contact the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-8 for more information or vessel safety checks by calling 941-639-3811. 50472616 2605 Tamiami Trail Between Midway and West Tarpon Boulevards Where Business is in Full Bloom EngagementRings DiamondEarrings Bracelets Repairs/Refurbish DiamondWeddingRingsDiamondPendants GoldChains AppraisalsPersonalServiceGreatSelectionPricesBelowMarketValue! KarlVice YourOneStopJewelryShop14YearsRightHEREinCharlotteCountyTurnyouroldunwantedgoldanddiamondjewelryintoCASH! 25Years Experience 472721$37.50 SomeRestrictionsApply.Expires7/31/14. 50472723 DebbieBarry $50REVLONWIGS50472722WigsMore&40%OFFAllJONRenauWigs$39.99Sale18HairExtensions hieAlm"A,-Ili 1 iii il l4 A r .i Port(harlotte, F1 33952Portrait SpecialR $75001-8x10.2-5x7.8 WalletsStephen Lineberryhotographic Events, LLC Manager/Photographer941.249.40472605 Tamiami Trail, Unit 1 Port CharloHo, FL ^


Serving Punta Gorda and Burnt Store A section of the SUN 16 pages rying to capture the spirit of the people of Punta Gorda after Hurricane Charley in a few column inches is a tough writing assignment. Countless acts of charity, compassion and buy-in were on display for months after the storm. Picking just a few examples at the expense of others to illustrate that point isnt really an injustice. The whole community pitched in, and the results of that coming together are now visible all around a recovered city. C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y FARMERS MARKETS INSIDE SPIRIT | P 8 PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG HERALDPUNTA GORDA By GORDON BOWER, PGH CORRESPONDENTFriday, August 15, 2014 Since 1893 town Turns rubble into recovery LIKE THE PUNTA GORDA HERALD ON McCrory Lawmoves to biggerspaceFresh eats,cool treatsTarponssuit up for practice P | 6 for practice P | 16 eats, P | 1213 S S S S S S P P P I I I R R R I I I T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T 470840 Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times 1975 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda 941-575-7575 Reservations recommended. Closed Mondays for Summer Tues -Thurs & Sun 11 Fri & Sat 11 $10 OFF $40 *must present coupon not to be combined with any other offer Exp 8/22/14 Coupon valid Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Only H 2 U Health Expo Friday, August 22nd r frntbbn nr r frr tbrr tbrrnr rtrn r rb rfrnn rrrntrn 50468127 2 U Fawcett Memorial orial HospitaHEALTH TO YOU Oit/b t "'""+ C0' `p'4


Herald Page 2 Friday, August 15, 2014 Derek Dunn-Rankin CEO, Chairman................... 206-1001 David Dunn-Rankin President, Sun Publisher ...... 206-1003 Chris Porter Exec. Editor........................ 206-1134 Marion Putman Interim Charlotte Editor........... 206-1183 Pamela Staik Punta Gorda Herald Editor ... 206-1125 Email: Michele Bellue Designer............................. 206-1000 ADVERTISINGLeslee Peth, Sun Advertising Director/PGH Publisher ................... 205-6400 Mike Ruiz, Retail Advertising Manager.............................................. 205-6402 Colleen Summers, Advertising Account Executive ........................... 205-6403Lori White, Advertising Account Executive........................................ 205-6404 CIRCULATIONMark Yero, Circulation Director ........................................................ 206-1317 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980 206-1000PUNTA GORDA HERALD MEMBER of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. USPS 743170 The Sun is published daily by Sun Coast Media Group, Inc., 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980-2198. My mother always told me when I was little that a hurricane is Mother Natures way of pruning the landscape. At rst, the images we are accustomed to seeing around us would look shockingly different damaged, shortened, lopsided and topsy-turvy. But, soon enough, owers come into bloom. New stalks of plants climb out of the dirt. Within a season, or maybe even two, people are shocked once more this time at how much progress is made, with the natural landscape growing back stronger and more beautiful that ever before. As a child, the comparison made perfect sense to me, but, truth be told, I havent given this idea much thought in more than 15 years. But her words rang clear in my head this past week as I looked back on all the before and after snapshots we have access to at the Sun from Hurricane Charley. It was exactly what happened here. Those that lived in the area prior to Aug. 13, 2004, have a distinct memory of the way the city and surrounding region appeared on a day-to-day basis. They knew the downtown area well, and hardly gave a second glance at some of the historic structures and palm trees lining the roadways. It was all very normal to them. As far as they knew, the landscape would never change. After Hurricane Charley, however, those same people came to know their city in a whole new way through utter devastation, as the city was attened to the point it was no longer recognizable. In the span of a decade, those same survivors often say Charley helped to permanently reshape the landscape of this city for the better, something that can be seen not only from the aesthetic perspective, but also by observing the strong community that formed in the wake of devastation. In this weeks Punta Gorda Herald, Gordon Bower wrote an intriguing article about the community spirit that helped lift the city up from the rubble, making it better, more sophisticated and more beautiful than ever imaginable. May this edition, as well as the Sun s commemorative section of the storm, serve as a reminder of the strength that exists within our citizenry, and, that by working together, we can make some pretty impressive changes in the landscape of Punta Gorda. Punta Gorda finds strength amid disaster Pamela Staik PGH EditorPamela Staik is the editor of the Punta Gorda Herald. Contact her at PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H editors insightsPUNTA GORDA TABLE OF CONTENTSEditors Insights ......................2 Happenings on the Harbor ...2 Business News ........................3-6 40 Years Ago ............................7 Community Beat ....................8-15 Golf Scores ..............................15 Sports ......................................16 Whats Inside Submit information about public events to Punta Gorda Herald Editor Pamela Staik via email at pstaik@ sun-herald or by calling 941-206-1125.FRIDAY, AUG. 15 The AMIkids Crossroads Third Friday Drive-In will feature The Lego Movie at the Marketplace Property, located at 115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. The show begins at sunset, and the entry price is $20 per vehicle. Attendees who purchase their tickets online at will receive two free soft drink vouchers, which can be redeemed at the concession stand. For more details, call 941-575-5790.SATURDAY, AUG. 16 The fth annual REEL Ladies Fishing Tournament, an all-female shing tournament on the Charlotte Harbor, is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda. Teams will consist of three female anglers and will be challenged to catch one redsh and two mangrove snappers. The winners will be determined by the combined weight of their sh. Weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. and will coincide with the Laishley Crab Houses fth anniversary celebration. Proceeds from the rafe and auction will benet the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information, visit The Downtown Farmers Market on Taylor Street, between West Olympia Avenue and Herald Court, runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 941-391-4856 or visit www. for details. An outdoor ea market will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Historical Societys Train Depot Antique & Collectibles Mall, 1009 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda. Refreshments will be available. Call 941-6396774 for more information. A Touch-A-Truck family friendly event begins at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Children and adults alike can get a chance to touch, climb, pretend and explore a variety of vehicles, including big rigs, re engines, police cars and construction equipment. For more information on this free event, visit The Precious Jewels and Life Changing Experience Baptist Church are sponsoring a free back-to-school Book Bag Bash and day of community inspiration. Back packs, school supplies, clothing, hygiene products and food will be given away to those in need from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Showalter Avenue in Punta Gorda. The event will also feature hotdogs, drinks, music and a talk by Rev. Ricky Boykin. Laishley Crab Houses fth anniversary party will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and take place in a street party environment in the Laishley Park Courtyard and on Laishley Court. The Crab-Fest will feature a selection of seafood, beverages, live music and a vendor area. Rafes will be drawn throughout the day, with all of the proceeds earmarked for the Vietnam Wall Memorial Fund for the Laishley Park Memorial Wall. For more information, call 941-637-5953 or visit, AUG. 17 The Punta Gorda Historical Societys Farmers Market at History Park, 501 Shreve St., runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the regular vendors, antique dealers also will display their wares. Call 941-3806814 for details.MONDAY, AUG. 18 Students enrolled in Charlotte County Public Schools return to class today. Visit www.yourcharlotteschools. net for more information. PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H happenings ON THE HARBOR shing tournament on the Charlotte Harbor, is set to begin at 7:30 a.m. at lenged to catch one redsh and two will be determined by the combined weight of their sh. Weigh-in begins friendly event begins at 10 a.m. at the clothing, vendor area. Rafes will be drawn throughout the day, with all of the proceeds earmarked for the Vietnam Wall Memorial Fund for the Laishley Park Memorial Wall. For more information, call 941-637-5953 or visit The Punta Gorda Historical Societys Farmers Market at History Park, 501 Shreve St., runs from 9 to 1 p.m. In addition to the FILE PHOTOThe cars were parked, the screen was up and people were ready to enjoy the outdoor screening of Grease during the May drive-in fund raiser for AMIkids Crossroads. Tonights event will feature The Lego Movie.CALENDAR | 6 50468894 Rent-to-Own on Carrier A/C systems. 'SEASONS .New systems can help lower your energy usage every month!AIR CONDITIONING,INC Valid ID Proof of Home Ownership Proof of Income Call NOW 941-206-6131 or apply on line at 4SeasonsAC,com


Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 3 This years nalists who are vy ing to receive the 2014 Donna Heidenrich Business of the Year awards from the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce are now in place. We have 15 incredible nominees, ranging from large entities to small businesses and nonprot organizations. These nalists have now been categorized so that equitable businesses are competing with each other, and well be allocating awards accordingly. The nalists, in alphabetical or der, are Calusa National Bank (large business nominee), Charlotte County Homeless Coalition (nonprot nominee), Charlotte Players (nonprot nominee), Charlotte Sun (large business nominee), Coppersh Books (small business nominee), Deans South of the Border (large business nominee), Farr Law Firm (large business nominee), Fishermans Village Realty (small business nominee), Florida SouthWestern State College (large business nominee), Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside (large business nominee), Friends of the Punta Gorda Library (nonprot nominee), Golisano Pediatric Clinic (nonprot nominee), Marketing Arm International (large business nominee), Salon Blue (small business nominee) and Sunny Days Ice Cream (small business nominee). Congratulations to you all. Seats for the chambers annual awards banquet, which is set for Sept. 13, are now on sale in the online payment center of the chambers website, www.puntagorda They can also be pur chased by calling 941-639-3720 during regular ofce hours. This will be an evening of celebration as we enter the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Punta Gorda Chamber. There is a whole lot to be thankful for and to look forward to in the future. This will be a night to remember. Chamber happeningsIn the coming week, members of the Punta Gorda Chamber will gather for the Business After Hours networking event, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Calusa National Bank, 3105 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, on Aug. 19. If you would like to attend, call the main number and ask for Tyler Van Mater to reserve a spot. New members are always most welcome. See for yourself the combined energy this chamber creates and how the group can bring positive results to your business. Also next week, dont forget that Aug. 21 is Gallery Walk in downtown Punta Gorda. The fun starts at 5 p.m., and we invite you all to come down and enjoy the monthly festivities. Well be conducting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. for the Hope Family Adult Day Care, located at 204 E. McKenzie St., Unit V204-A, Punta Gorda. All are most welcome to attend as we welcome the venture to the neighborhood. Business of the Year finalists announced John R. Wright PG ChamberJohn R. Wright is president of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. Contact him at jrwright@ CONTACT THE CHAMBERFor more information about events listed in this column, contact the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce at 941-639-3720 or visit its website at While on the chambers website, dont forget to sign up for the Friday Facts newsletter. PHOTO PROVIDEDMembers of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce came out to support the Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County, located at 3459 Depew Ave., Port Charlotte, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.WRIGHT | 7 PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H business news PUNTA GORDA Galleria Mall Antiques & Collectibles 470960 9 4 1 3 4 7 8 0 4 4 9 4 1 3 4 7 8 0 4 4 941-347-8044 5260 Duncan Rd. US 17, Off I-75 Exit 164 only 2 Miles North on US 17. 8000+ Sq. Feet, More than 38 Dealers, Open Daily 10 til 5; Sunday 11 til 5V o t e d B e s t A n t i q u e M a l l Voted Best Antique Mall Furniture Jewelry China Books Crystal Lamps Linens Fine Arts And More! New Dealers Wanted. Apply at Store. rfrfntnn rftbnfntnnf nntnfnttff tftnfttnntffnnn nnftfftnb tbfttntbbr b nfr r rr bnr trff rrr rf nttbttfnntff ntfntnfnnf Port Charlotte Punta Gordab 50469197 CyFBT nAIM G4HSp ,..}14Bayfront HealthNate Best Antique 9(a`(O O 0 00


Herald Page 4 Friday, August 15, 2014 Because they have owned their own farm, the entire Osterhaus family is very active in the food movement, and cooking has always been a top priority. Whenever they prepare their meals, however, they have found that searching through their kitchen cabinets and drawers for the right spice or seasoning can prove to be difcult. That is when Mark and Jeanna Osterhaus, Punta Gorda seasonal residents, decided to launch their new product a specially designed spice rack that can sit on a counter top and conveniently t under most kitchen cabinets. Known as the Allspice, it is made from oak and is 25-and-a-quar ter-inches long, 16-and-a-half-inches high and 4-and-a-half-inches deep. Our son, Max, is involved in serious food production in California, Mark Osterhaus said. He became frustrated with the spice racks he had purchased. He is an artist and does woodworking as well and came up with this concept. The Allspice is the rst spice rack built with serious home cooks in mind, according to their press release, and it comes with 60 custom glass jars and 120 preprinted labels to allow the cook easier access to their spices. The cost for the Allspice is $200. It makes it so easy, Mark Osterhaus said. Its like an artist working off their palette. Now the seasonings are right at your ngertips and cooking can become very efcient, as well as more creative. Max Osterhaus began designing a rack that could serve two purposes: to be accessible and not take up too much counter space. He built his own, then one for his parents, family members and friends. I have had people walk right up to Allspice and say, this is the solution to our spice problem, Jeanna Osterhaus said. Thats when the Osterhaus decided to market their new product by using Kickstarter, a worldwide platform for entrepreneurs to fund their projects and make them successful. Kickstarter is popular with young people, Mark Osterhaus said. Its a good vehicle for us to get a handle on how the Allspice will be received. Leah Sugar, the Osterhaus daughter, said Kickstarter is like pre-ordering, and, if the goal is reached by the end of the month, the racks will be delivered in February. Kickstarter was selected because it provides the maximum feedback before the racks go into production. In the future, it will be offered through kitchen supply outlets and other stores. Prices on Kickstarter are up to 50 percent off retail, Sugar said. You can pay with your existing Amazon account. Mark Osterhaus said that his family has always had the entrepreneurial bug. In 1998, he formed Out of the Box Publishing that sold more than 4 million copies of the popular board game Apples to Apples in addition to 40 other game titles. The Osterhaus split their year between Wisconsin and their winter home in Burnt Store Isles, and they nd that Florida cooking is different than preparing meals in the Badger State. Florida has a lot of sh and seafood that we dont get in Wisconsin, Jeanna Osterhaus said. The Allspice is convenient no matter what type of cooking you are doing. Mark Osterhaus said they will experiment using other woods, such as mahogany, rubberwood, pine, maple, cheery and walnut, once production goes into full swing. We are trying to keep the cost down, he said. The deadline to order on Kickstarter is Sept. 3 to take advantage of the discount. The early bird gets the worm, as the old saying goes. For more information, visit To order, visit www.kickstarter. com/projects/1560266818/ allspice-spice-rack.PG seasonal residents try to spice up life Al Hemingway PGH CorrespondentAl Hemingway is a freelance writer. Contact him at alhemingway3@ PHOTO PROVIDEDPunta Gorda seasonal residents Mark and Jeanna Osterhaus have created an Allspice rack, which can hold 60 custom glass jars and t under most kitchen cabinets, freeing up counter space. Allspice racks are available on Kickstarter at a reduced cost until Sept. 3. CHARLEY 10 Years LaterAugust 13, 2014 LEFT: The Suns 10-year anniversary issue of Hurricane Charley came out on Aug. 13. Additional copies can be purchased for $5 by calling 941-206-1000.10 years of progressThe Sun was kept pretty busy this summer, and one of our special projects was the 10-year anniversary issue for Hur ricane Charley. It came out in the Charlotte Sun on the anniversary of the storm, Aug. 13. Were very proud of this keepsake magazine. Additional copies may be purchased for $5. Call customer service at 941-206-1000 for more information. Leslee Peth Out and AboutLeslee Peth is the publisher of the Punta Gorda Herald. Contact her at On July 30, Trattoria Limoncello, an Italian restaurant located at 10361 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, was the host of the monthly networking luncheon for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce. For details on other events planned by the chamber, visit www.puntagorda Chamber luncheon held at Trattoria Limoncello Colleen Summers Biz BitsColleen Summers is an advertising account executive for the Sun. Contact her at 941-205-6403 or at HERALD PHOTO BY COLLEEN SUMMERSRIGHT: During the networking lunch, Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert Butch Arenal discussed the current crime statistics in the city. The information provided helped the community recognize the eorts taken by the Punta Gorda Police Department to make the city a safe place to live and work. 468740 A B S O L U T E B L I N D S E T C ABSOLUTE BLINDS ETC. I N C INC. 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Herald Page 6 Friday, August 15, 2014 TUESDAY, AUG. 19 The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University, Herald Court Centre, will show Jules & Jim, a lm made in France in 1962, at 1 p.m. as part of the fourth season of the schools classic foreign lm series. Tickets are $5 and include refreshments. Prior to the lm, moderator Lee Stein will introduce the movie. A brief discussion will follow the movie. The campus is located at 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, Punta Gorda. Contact Nancy Staub at 941-505-1765 for more information.WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 Registration for The Foot Landings free, weekly Pub Run begins at 6 p.m. at the store, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda. The event will end at a local, downtown area restaurant or pub. All are within walking distance from the free Herald Court Centre parking garage. All levels of runners and walkers are welcome. Call 941-347-7751 for details.THURSDAY, AUG. 21 The Third Thursday of the month Gallery Walk is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. Call 941-3914856 or visit www.pgdowntown for details. The Gilchrist Park Waterfront Music Jam Session, known as Guitar Army, will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.CALENDARFROM PAGE 2 It all started in the summer of 2009 in Jill McCrory's home around her grandmother's old marble table. Four people sat at that table planning a new venture, as the McCrory Law Firm was born in Punta Gorda. On Labor Day weekend of that year, they moved the rm to the second oor of the Laishley Crab House building on the waterfront across from Laishley Park. With 2,000 square feet for four people, there was plenty of room and time to grow. Yet, ve years later, with 16 employees, the room has vanished, and the space to grow further has run out. This summer, six lawyers, ten staff members and three interns were crammed into hallways, closets and any cubbyhole where there was room for a desk. Even the bathroom doubled as a storage room. Looking around at the clutter, McCrory smiled a nostalgic smile as she marveled at the rapid growth of the rm, and she acknowledged it was time "to move on." "We just have no more space," she said, "but I'm going to miss this place. It's my baby. It was a shell. I built it from scratch." The move will take place on Labor Day weekend to 4,000 square feet of the Allison James Estates and Homes building at 309 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda, near Olympia Avenue. McCrory, a University of Florida graduate, previously worked for the Farr and Mizell law rms, and she was encouraged to go out on her own. "I didn't know how challenging it was going to be," she said, and now she's almost stunned, but pleased, at the growth experienced after ve years. The staff is pleased as well. One of the original four employees, Linda Coulter, a legal assistant, said, "It will be so nice to spread out, to have conference rooms for our clients and," she beamed, "a real kitchen. Another of the four marble-table planners, Mary Hindman, a paralegal, said, "It will be a great move for our clients," particularly disabled clients, who currently have to navigate an elevator and a ramp to get to the ofces. "Jill has done so well," she said. "We've grown by leaps and bounds. The whole ofce is proud of her." The fourth person that summer ve years ago, and still with the rm, was Dianne Ingman, an estate planner. The table, of course, will make the journey to the new ofces as well. Not only is it viewed as a good-luck charm, but Coulter said, "it's part of the history that will be going with us." The new, renovated space will be doubled to 4,000 square feet, with room for three more attorneys and three more staff members. When asked if an expansion of the rm was in order, she responded with a smile, "I have no idea what the future holds." McCrory Law Firm moving to new digsBy BILL JONESPGH CORRESPONDENT HERALD PHOTOS BY BILL JONESEmployees of the McCrory Law Firm ank rm founder Jill McCrory, front, second from right, on the steps of the rms new location at 309 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, where they will move during Labor Day weekend. LEFT: McCrory Law Firm employees, Linda Coulter, left, and Mary Hindman, two of the original four members of the rm, sit at the antique marble table around which the rm was born ve years ago. The table will be moved with them to the new McCrory oces during the Labor Day weekend. The McCrory Law Firm will be located at 309 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda, near Olympia Avenue. For information on the rm, visit http:// | 941-347-8177 25139 Marion Ave | Punta Gorda, FL 33950 | Our Premier Walk-in Humidor has the largest selection of fine cigars in the area. 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Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 7 Chamber presence planned at shopping centers conferenceI shall shortly be departing for the Florida International Council of Shopping Centers Conference with our friends from the Charlotte County Economic Development Council and the city of North Ports Economic Development team. We will join forces under the banner The Tamiami Trail Partnership of SW Florida. If you are going, please swing by our booth and say hello. If you are not going and want us to have some of your literature available for distribution, drop such material off at the chamber ofce, 252 W. Marion Ave., before Aug. 21, so we can make sure you are there in spirit, if not body. Our goal is to meet with those looking to open up businesses in our area, while at the same time to be looking to see how similar communities are fairing at attracting new business ventures. It should be good exposure for the city.Pops Concert details announcedThe annual Pops Concert is now conrmed for Oct. 11 at Florida SouthWestern State College, located at 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. for the evenings festivities. The chamber is thrilled to be bringing a group from New York, who both look and sound just like ABBA. Do you remember Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, Money, Money, Money and Mamma Mia? Well, this band will be performing all those favorites and more that night. Regular tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased either by calling the chamber ofce or visiting its website. Plan to bring your own chair and picnic while enjoying a crazy night of musical fun under the stars. A portion of the proceeds will benet the college foundation. As in all previous years, sponsorship tables are available up front. We have no doubt there will be some crazy costumes on display that night. If you wish to purchase a table and/or be a sponsor, now is the time to get on board. Call the chamber ofce or visit the online payment center of the website for more information.Wine & Jazz tickets availableDont forget that Dave Koz, Nick Colionne and Mindi Abair are all heading to Punta Gorda in February 2015 for the annual Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival. Full details and advance tickets, which are strongly suggested, are available on the chambers website. The only disclaimers are, sadly, no pets and denitely no coolers. It is with great pride that the chamber brings such a talented lineup to the city.WRIGHTFROM PAGE 3 Excerpts from 40 years ago Punta GordaDo you remember when?FROM OUR ARCHIVES Janine Smith 40 Years AgoJanine Smith writes about Punta Gordas historic past. Contact her at janinehs1@ The following are excerpts from the Daily Herald-News from Aug. 10, 1974, through Aug. 16, 1974:Burrall resigns as editorDaily Herald-News Editor Fred Burrall yesterday announced his resignation from the newspaper. Burrall intends to devote full time to his Republican campaign for the Florida House of Representatives. I feel strongly that it is important for both Charlotte and I to win. The surest way to do that is to get out, meet everybody I can in the district to nd out their thoughts and explain mine, Burrall said. We have no representation from Charlotte County in Tallahassee. He feels the county was shortchanged on state aid in education and on the road situation. Burrall came to the Daily Herald-News in early 1971 from the Department of Commerce, where he was director of publicity in the tourism and industry elds. Reecting on his time with the newspaper, he said, I wanted to try and give our readers a product with local news, as well as national and international events. He created the popular Charlie Sez feature, which became almost synonymous with the papers name. Charlie developed a personality, and many readers thought he was a real person. He receives more phone calls than anyone in the ofce. Burrall, his wife, Bette, and their two children live in Port Charlotte. He graduated from the University of Florida after four years in the U.S. Air Force.Ross promoted to editor of the Daily Herald-NewsDonald K. Ross, news editor of the Daily Herald-News since March, was named editor today by Publisher Corbin A. Wyant. Ross is a professional with 25 years of experience in journalism. He had been acting editor since the resignation of Fred Burrall. The new editor holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. He was formerly a full-time professor of journalism at Marquette University for 15 years. Ross has been a reporter, editor, feature writer, photographer and has experience in public relations. Prior to coming to Charlotte County, he had been public relations director of a national organization of attorneys in Milwaukee. Ross and his wife, Sabina, live in Port Charlotte. They have a daughter who lives in Milwaukee.County airport given fundsFigures were just released by the Federal Aviation Administration district ofce in Miami. They reveal that a total of $1,116,847 was awarded to the state through the Planning Grant Program of the Airport and Airway Development Act in 1970. The Charlotte County Development Authority came in for a share of the funds. Carlos Franco, executive director, said the county received $20,000 for master plan work for 1973 and $97,000 in a grant during the 1974-75 development program. Here, in Charlotte County, airport progress for scal year 1974-75 will include installation of an instrument landing system (ILS) and a terminal visual omni-radio facility (TVOR), immune to thunderstorm activity. In addition, the airport will have outer marker beacons to assist instrument landings at Charlotte County Airport and improved taxiway lighting.Mild depression felt during first quarter in FloridaAt the end of the rst quarter of the year, Florida was in the grip of a mild depression. Elmo K. Jackson, professor of economics at the University of Florida, came up with this nding about the states economy. The most depressing statistics, he said, is to be found in building permit data. The fourth quarter of last year revealed a decline of 7 percent in building permit data. This quarter, building permits dropped 22.5 per cent compared to the same quarter of 1973. More information is needed for an authoritative look into the future. 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Herald Page 8 Friday, August 15, 2014 Some thanks goes to the storm itself for the many amenities the town now enjoys. Without Federal Emergency Management Agency and insurance money, there would be no high school that looks like a junior college campus, no palatial Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, no Sunloft Center, no houses that look like new after their upgrades. Other communities have had the same advantages with much different results. The difference, ultimately, lies in the hearts of our residents, whose only wish was to help rebuild the town they love.In the eye of the stormThere is little doubt among local survivors that Hurricane Charley bestowed on Punta Gorda just about the worst thrashing Mother Nature can deal out. Estimating Category 4 or higher hurricane winds is a dicey proposition, since anemometers tend to fall apart and gusts and microbursts embedded in the storm can be far higher than the sustained speed. Based on an analysis of structural damage, the National Weather Service did an analysis in the weeks after Charley, and, as scientists usually do, threw out a variety of estimates. This much is clear; a map of wind speeds shows most of Punta Gorda proper in a narrow corridor of 140-mile-perhour-plus winds, reaching to more than 170-mile-per-hour gusts at the airport and near what was then Charlotte Regional Medical Center. For comparative purposes, those speeds would qualify Charley as an EF-3 tornado, fourth highest out of the six tornado categories. What hit Punta Gorda, though nobody knew it at the time, was a 10-mile-wide tornado moving across the landscape at about the same speed as a twister and dealing out a similar level of destruction over a wider area. There is no need to dwell on that destruction. Sufce it to say that little was left but the sturdiest structures, and most of them were heavily damaged. Trafc signals and signs, power, water, TV and phone services were gone. Debris was piled up everywhere, and Punta Gorda was at on her back.Help arrivesThe storm brought an outpouring of help from outside the community. The Caravan of Hope from California showed up with water and supplies 4 hours after the storm. People from places like Tampa, Naples, Sarasota and Fort Myers began arriving with supplies and loaner generators. Many folks ate their meals at the American Red Cross and Salvation Army food wagons for days or weeks. The storm also brought out the worst in many people from outside our devastated town. Looters, scavengers, metal scroungers and gawkers descended on Punta Gorda almost as fast as the National Guard troops and law enforcement ofcers and faster than FEMA and the insurance companies.Neighbors assisting neighborsWhile that charity was welcome, residents emerged from their houses right after the storm and immediately came together to begin the rebuilding process, cleaning up their own homes and helping neighbors who were worse off or unable to do it themselves. Crumpled garage doors were pried open, the injured taken to rst aid, supplies hauled to those in need, roofs patched with tarps, broken windows covered and empty houses searched and secured as well as possible. One of the most immediate concerns was food, since a large percentage of residents, unprepared for a hurricane, had only refrigerated food and no generators. On many streets, cul-desac parties grilled what was left of everybodys food in the rst day or two before it spoiled. After that, meals were sought in one of the relief wagons. Ice was as valuable as gold. With no power to run refrigeration equipment, restaurants throughout town stepped up. Nestors (in the now-demolished Price Pirate mall at Aqui Esta Drive and U.S. 41), River City Grill and the Turtle Club cooked up perishable supplies and provided meals for free. River City and Turtle Club opened their doors to feed National Guard troops and anyone who wandered in hungry. Hundreds of police and emergency personnel were in town and needed fed. After large generators were brought in to power the Public Safety Building, a few women, mostly city employees, pulled long shifts in a cramped little kitchen to feed them.Duking it out with the bureaucraciesHaving pulled together to survive the rst days of no food, water or electricity, residents next had to learn how to deal with FEMA, insurance and mortgage companies and contractors, all of which were supposed to help them restore their homes. They were as much trouble as the storm itself. FEMA required pounds of paperwork, then more pounds over and over again, but had the nerve to demand an immediate check from homeowners who nally received some insurance money. Insurance adjustors arrived from all over the country, clueless about local construction practices and delivered low-ball estimates and late checks. Mortgage companies sat on the insurance company checks for weeks and months before reluctantly releasing them to the homeowner in need. Contractors missed appointments to begin repairs. Most residents persevered through how-to tips from friends and neighbors and sheer determination and audacity. Here are a couple of examples that illustrate how a rebuilding Punta Gorda homeowner is not to be tried with. Brenda Ryan had home insurance with Citizens, the state pool company and insurer of last resort. Her rst adjustor told her she didnt need an inventory because her house had suffered damage above the insurance limit. After months of stonewalling and no check, a second adjustor showed up with a different opinion. Ryan said, She called in January (2005) and said she wanted to send a truck to take away my damaged stuff. I said, SPIRITFROM PAGE 1 ON THE COVERFILE PHOTOThe Spirit of Punta Gorda statue in Laishley Park is a permanent monument honoring the peoples determination to rebuild the city after Hurricane Charley. See more photos on page 10. PHOTO PROVIDED BY LANTZ CALDWELLLEFT: Punta Gorda, as this look down West Retta Eplanade shows, was a desolate place after Hurricane Charley. HERALD FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERUnconvinced about the strength of Hurri cane Charleys winds? Just like a tornado, it demonstrates in this photo the power to embed a length of aluminum down spout into a Burnt Store Isles palm tree. Gordon Bower Punta GordyGordon Bower is a freelance writer and photographer. Contact him at PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG PG H H H COMMUNITY BEATPUNTA GORDA HERALD FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERAfter the storm, residents and businesses cooked their food before it spoiled to feed the hungry. Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 9 October, November or December would have been better. Ive already hauled 16 loads to Carmalita Yard (dump site). She even wanted an afdavit from the dump site. She wanted me to recreate damage that happened ve months ago. At that point, Ryan had had enough and red off an e-mail describing her problem to everybody she could think of. She started with President George W. Bush, then the vice president, on down to presidential brother and Gov. Jeb. Bush, then-Congressman Mark Foley and Florida state politicians, local newspapers and TV stations. All hell broke loose after that. She got only perfunctory replies from the president, vice president and governor, but the local political leaders did her proud. In what surely wasnt a coincidence, Citizens had a check delivered the day before Fox 4 news was scheduled to lm her story. Brenda Montgomerie of Tropical Gulf Acres said her insur ance company, Farm Bureau, was wonderful. Her nemesis was her mortgage company, Wells Fargo, which sat on her insur ance checks for months. After getting nowhere through normal channels, she and her husband decided to start making phone calls to nancial regulatory agencies to complain about the treatment she was getting. They started with the national Better Business Bureau, the Florida Department of Financial Services Ofce of Financial Regulation, the Congressional Banking and Finance Committee, and then, the coup de grace, the Ofce of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C., which was consumer-friendly and more than happy to accept a led complaint. Montgomerie isnt sure exactly which institution was responsible, but all were in the process of investigating her complaint when a check suddenly arrived.Spirit on displayA year after the storm, Punta Gorda residents, though many were still rebuilding, celebrated their progress with two demon strations of their can-do attitude. When the Today show came to town on Aug. 13, 2005, hundreds of proud residents arose at dawn to trek downtown, surround the set and thumb their collective noses at Charley with signs that said Charley cant put a good city down, Punta Gorda dreams and Sorry Charley, paradise rebuilt. Later that day, a crowd estimated at 5,000 showed up in Gilchrist Park to celebrate the 1-year anniversary not of the natural disaster, but of the recovery. A number of political dignitaries and even Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore showed up to praise the recovery. Highlights included local troubadour Jim Morris singing an original song, Eye of the Storm, and the unveiling of two pieces of a sculpture whose placement in Laishley Park two years later would be cause for yet another celebration. The celebration and the sculpture, both called the Spirit of Punta Gorda, were the work of a group of about 25 civic-minded residents led by Marilyn Thorndycraft, also called, unsurprising ly, the Spirit of Punta Gorda Committee. The celebration was a necessary feel-good moment in time. The sculpture now stands in a quiet corner of Laishley Park, a permanent monument to the peoples determination to rebuild.Organizing for the futureWhile businesses and government entities were overwhelmed just restoring services and commerce to storm-ravaged areas and creating order so daily life could resume, members of the community started thinking into the future and saw an oppor tunity to build Punta Gorda into a community far better than anyone thought possible before the storm. Three months after the storm hit, TEAM Punta Gorda emerged as a grassroots volunteer organization of 2,000 citizens, 350 nancial contributors and 200 active volunteers. The group raised $200,000 and hired world-renowned urban planner Jaime Correa, who worked with TEAM volunteers to conduct public workshops and gather grassroots input on rebuilding our community. The outcome was the Citizens Master Plan 2005, a visionary document that continues to inspire the redevelop ment of greater Punta Gorda. If you remember the old Professional Center and have been awed by the facade of its replacement, the Sunloft Center; if you have marveled at the best-looking parking garage in Florida; if you have watched your children run among jets of water at the interactive fountain in a brand-new Laishley Park; if youve strolled Harborwalk or ridden the bike trails thank the Citizens Master Plan. Once the Citizens Master Plan was completed and gifted to Punta Gorda and Charlotte County governments, TEAM began the process of working with the city to implement the plan. A major emphasis was to build a collaborative relationship with city and county governments through volunteer citizen assis tance and support in rebuilding our community. One major area of focus was to ensure the auditorium destroyed by the hurricane would be rebuilt as an impressive gateway to the city. The Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center stands as a proud tribute to that vision. TEAM continues to be a unique and successful organization known for its community enhancement and beautication proj ects. Among its most notable achievements are cycling initiatives, like the free bike-loaner program and a popular spring bicycle ride that draws people from all over the state. Thanks to the city-TEAM partnership, Punta Gorda has gone from a cycling disaster into a bicycle-friendly city for residents and a destination for enthusiasts. 10 years henceDuring the past 10 years, Punta Gorda has gone from a pile of debris to a city bristling with new quality-of-life enhancements, both thanks to Hurricane Charley. For those newcomers interested in the impact of the most seminal local event of this century, the Internet contains a ton of information on the storm, mostly about the strength and the damage it did, with an occasional smidgen of praise for residents successful reaction to it. That information, as well this story, cant do justice to what really transpired. Residents who werent here have a much better source the survivors, who went through the eye of the storm and never tire of talking about how they joined friends and neighbors to rebuild their city. What makes the communitys post-storm spirit even more remarkable is that most of the citys residents were born and raised somewhere else, proving that living in a place by choice, rather than birth, can create a bond as strong as any. HERALD FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERABOVE: The downtown Charlotte Sun building, the home of the Punta Gorda Herald, became the Un Herald building after the storm. Built in 1913, it was eventually taken down.PHOTO PROVIDED BY LANTZ CALDWELLLEFT: Downtown Punta Gorda was prostrate after the storm. This photo shows the pile of rubble that was the old Kennedy Garage. FILE PHOTOHurricane Charley destroyed downtown Punta Gordas business community. 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Herald Page 10 Friday, August 15, 2014 Building up from the rubble FILE PHOTOThis was the satellite image of Hurricane Charley on a television in the Charlotte Sun newsroom before the Category 4 storm cut power to the building. Charley is one of the four Florida storms from 2004 that is now retired. HERALD FILE PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERThe Caravan of Hope arrived just hours after the storm and took up residence across from the Public Safety Building. It became a destination for people searching for food and supplies in the immediate aftermath of the storm. PHOTO PROVIDED BY LANTZ CALDWELLFor weeks, many Historic District homes were surrounded by debris and topped by blue tarps on the roof. PHOTO PROVIDED BY CITY OF PUNTA GORDAFireghters and others react to a downed power line that blocked trac on a Punta Gorda road after Hurricane Charley. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRETT SLATTERYA sign leading to Tampa two days after Hurricane Charley ripped through Port Charlotte was snapped in half in the powerful storm. Before it hit, weather experts had called Tampa Bay a target for Charley, which struck Charlotte and DeSoto counties especially hard. FILE PHOTOHurricane Charley destroyed six schools in Charlotte County including the Baker Center, Peace River Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary, East Elementary, Punta Gorda Middle and Charlotte High schools. Several others were damaged, making Charlotte County Public Schools the rst in the country to sustain such devastation due to a natural disaster. Thomas Quigley, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. O f f e r a p p l i e s t o n e w p a t i e n t s 5 9 y e a r s a n d o l d e r Offer Does Not Apply To Freedom And Optimum Health Plan Participants. Coupon Expires 9/16/2014 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse within 72 hours of responding t o the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance pl ans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. Code: CS00 50475149 F R E E E Y E E X A M F O R N E W P A T I E N T S 20600 VETERANS BLVD. PORT CHARLOTTE 941-766-7474 330 NORTH BREVARD (NEXT TO FARM CREDIT) ARCADIA 863-993-20202 5 2 9 T A M I A M I T R A I L P U N T A G O R D A 9 4 1 6 3 9 2 0 2 0 -----------------------------------------2529 TANUM THAL. .' pumm OORD& fam m plpHea to mew pfleet as59 7ealre alma ddelnFOR NWIMNT6


Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 11 Punta Gorda proclaimed itself Hibiscus City in 1926, and City Council reafrmed this declaration in 2000, though changing the moniker to City of Hibiscus. Its also the hometown of the internationally famous and legendary hibiscus grower Harry Goulding. What many do not know, however, is that the local hibiscus club, the Harry Goulding Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society, is a major player at the national level among growers of the ower that typies the tropics. This year, for the third time, a member of the Goulding Chapter, Jim Bridges, was elected president of the national group at its meeting in June. Carl Powell, owner of Powells nursery, and the late Zelda Neef both preceded Bridges in the leadership role, an indication of how members of the American Society feel about the expertise of local hibiscus acionados. Bridges is certiably nuts about his favorite ower, which he started growing when living in Virginia Beach, long before he moved to Florida. He said, In 1982, I bought three varieties in Orlando and took them back to Virginia Beach, where I had a greenhouse. I moved them out in the spring. They hybridized beautifully, and I started doing divisions (growing plants from cuttings). The next thing I knew, I was growing hibiscus like you wouldnt believe. He retired from AT&T in 1989 but couldnt move to Florida until after wife Mary retired in 2003. He spent the time in between growing 5,000 varieties of orchids for wholesale to big box stores and nurseries and experimenting with hibiscus. When the couple arrived in 2003, he hit the ground running and soon had a backyard and patio lled with hibiscus plants. Eager to interact with others who shared his enthusiasm, he stopped at a house whose yard was covered with hibiscus. The owner turned out to be enthusiast Randy Cox, who gave him a couple of cuttings and some advice. Bridges said of that encounter, He told me, What you need to do is join the hibiscus society. The local chapter was in turmoil back then, so Bridges joined the Venice Chapter for a short time. He was recruited into the Goulding Chapter in 2005, served as its president in 2007, and helped rebuild the club to its present 25 members. Today, he serves as club program director, organizing the educational part of the monthly meetings, and looks forward to the day when its rolls are back up to the 65 members it once had. Its just a group of people that come together and love and want to grow hibiscus, he said. Bridges is an activist president of the national society and posts information and photos every day on the presidents page of the groups website. He will preside over his rst national meeting in November in Tampa, as well as the bigger annual convention scheduled in June right here in the City of Hibiscus. The annual meeting, last held here in 2004 before Hurricane Charley struck, is a big deal. People come from everywhere, he said, Italy, Virgin Islands, Australia. Well probably have 100 people at the banquet. What draws plant lovers to the hibiscus is easy to understand. Bridges explained, Its the different varieties and the size of the owers they bloom, and the creativity and artistry of the process that attracts people. That process is hybridizing parent plants with different owers in the hope of producing a baby with a truly spectacular ower. Because the pollen grains of hibiscus are sticky and dont blow around, its relatively simple to transfer pollen and obtain unique seeds produced by two plants of your choice. Its not that difcult, Bridges said of the process he has mastered through years of practice. You put the right pollen on the right ower, and you get a seed pod full of seeds. You have no clue whether a seed is going to turn out like mom, dad or stepchild. All the seeds are different and have to be grown into owering plants, usually taking a year, before the results are clear. The results can range from downright ugly to a spectacularly beautiful bloom that never existed before. The uglies go in the compost pile; the superstars are reproduced by rooting cuttings to produce identical copies. Growers can name and register their best blooms with the national society and often place them in competitions. Some 3,900 hybrids have been named and registered, but thousands more are oating around. Powell said, Thats only a fraction of whats out there. Although you can nd hybrids at nurseries and big box stores, most of the hibiscus sold and grown locally are garden variety. Powell explained the difference in his own inimitable manner: Harry Goulding used to say, The difference between a garden variety and a hybrid variety is like the difference between a hound dog and a poodle. An easy way to admire or purchase some of the beautiful hybrids produced by local hibiscus enthusiasts is to attend the Goulding Chapters annual Mothers Day Hibiscus Show and Plant Sale at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. For more details, visit www.facebook. com/HarryGouldingChapter OfAmericanHibiscusSociety or www. american You can also call Bridges at 941-627-1332, who would love to add a new member to the club.Local grower takes helm of American Hibiscus Society HERALD PHOTO BY GORDON BOWERCarl Powell, left, a past American Hibiscus Society president, examines cuttings produced by current president Jim Bridges. Roots are beginning to appear, and these plants will become identical versions of a colorful hybrid Bridges produced. 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Herald Page 12 Friday, August 15, 2014 The downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market, hosted by the Downtown Merchants Association, was bustling with activity on Aug. 9. The market is on Taylor Street, between West Olympia Avenue and Herald Court, and it runs from 8 a.m. to noon. Call 941391-4856 or visit www.pgdowntown for details. Market spices up downtown on Saturdays Kim Boyette brought Epic, Grace and Rosa to visit the market. She stopped to chat with Irma and Don Nemetz of Irmas Custom Sewing and Embroidery during the Saturday Farmers Market. John and Debi Oswalt chat with Julie Presseller of Big Cheese while she oers up some samples. Punta Gorda resident Jim Hunter purchases some fresh orange juice from Lynn Shelf of Joshua Citrus, Inc. Donnell Bates PhotojournalistDonnell Bates is a freelance photographer. Contact her at BELOW: Dave Heveron and Bob Graham play some soft music for the shoppers as they stroll through the Farmers Market. HERALD PHOTOS BY DONNELL BATESABOVE: At Woof n Purr, Heidi Strand holds her dog, Charley, as he gets a treat from owners Vince and Ellie Simonetti. RIGHT: Enjoying the early morning at the downtown Farmers Market are Julio Zapata and Lilly Davila. Strolling through the market are Ane Staubo and Anniken Hegdahl, who are visiting from Norway and staying with Punta Gorda resident Mimi Staubo, Anes mom. GODS PRECIOUS GIFTS, Inc. Thrifty Treasures 418 E. Virginia Ave., Punta Gorda 50475177 rfrfntfb 3 rd Weekend of Month Friday 1 PM Saturday 10 AM PM Mens & Womens Clothing Shoes Bags Hats Business Casual Church Items 50 to $5 Food Pantry 3 rd Saturday 9 AM NOON GPGI is a 501(c)3 grassroots Trabue-Woods organization. Helping individuals grow from hardship to self-sustainment M ICHAEL S TAMPAR D.O 50468135 Spago Is Happy To Announce The Addition Of Hair Stylist Anthony Rodriguez To Our Staff. Anthony would like to invite his previous clients to visit him at Spago Spago And Dr. Stampar Are Now Offering Fear No Mirror. Non-surgical And No Downtime To Freeze Away That Stubborn Fat. Visit us at our new location on the 3rd floor of the Sunloft Bldg., Corner of Taylor and Marion Call for complimentary consultation P UNTA G ORDA 205-3030 A&VI! 1Jour4_coo scu in6 DAY SPASALON &MEDISPAIw'rH


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Friday, August 15, 2014 Herald Page 15 Representatives from TEAM Punta Gorda presented a check for $2,635.28 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during an Aug. 6 ceremony at the Isles Yacht Club. The funds represent a portion of the net revenue from the annual Pedal and Play in Paradise bicycle tour. The event was held in April and is one of the many fundraising activities associated with the IYCs Leukemia Cup program. We are thrilled to be able to support the work of LLS, said Marilyn Thomas, 2014 Pedal and Play ride director. Pedal and Play is a wonderful event made possible by the hard work of volunteers from TEAM and the Isles Yacht Club. All of us are grateful that LLS benets from these efforts. According to Jim Nuzzo, IYC past commodore and chair of the Leukemia Cup, more than $500,000 has been raised in the past 10 years by the IYC for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A portion of the net proceeds from Pedal and Play will also benet TEAMs bicycle-friendly initiatives in the Punta Gorda area. For more information, contact TEAM Punta Gorda at 941-637-8326. TEAM PG donates check for Leukemia Cup effortsProvided by BILL WELSCHTEAM COMMUNICATIONS PHOTO PROVIDEDLEFT: Marilyn Thomas, TEAM Punta Gorda volunteer and 2014 Pedal and Play in Paradise ride director, presents a check to Julie Wills, the executive director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast Chapter, as Jim Nuzzo, past commodore of the Isles Yacht Club and chair of the Leukemia Cup, shown center, looks on. All golf scores must be emailed to BURNT STORE GOLF & ACTIVITY CLUB Scramble Aug. 2 1.) Phil Leonard, Rick Kellner, Wendy Whelan. 2.) Lee Plank, Jerry Hunter, Andrea Millerschoen. Ladies League Aug. 6 1.) Erica Kallweit, Joan Cullin, Margaret Hiestand, Carol Smith. ROTONDA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB MGA, Best 2 of 4 Aug. 7 1.) James Hastings, John German, William Fleming, Heinz Dittmar, -37. 2.) Jeff Trostad, Jim Jones, Pat Gabriele, John Morsch, -29. 3.) Ron Guiliano, Gerry Groh, Dave Schultz, Ray Kotzian, -29. CLOSEST TO THE PIN: Hole No. 5: Robert Bowen; Hole No. 8: Russ Dailey; Hole No. 11: William Fleming; Hole No. 14: Jim Jones. Scramble Aug. 11 1.) Bob Scheeler, Jim Knowlton, George Karas, 32. 2.) Lloyd Stilson, Ken Weinberger, Larry Altenburg, Dick Barry, 34. 3.) Bob Zimmerman, Ray Kotzian, Jim Shaw, 35. CLOSEST TO THE PIN: Hole No. 11: Ken Weinberger; Hole No. 14: William Tait. TWIN ISLES COUNTRY CLUB Ladies 9-Hole, Low Net Aug. 6 1.) Cecelia Eames, 42. Ladies 18-Hole, Monkey Golf FLIGHT A: 1.) Sue Galvin, 76. 2.) Pam Solinger, 79. FLIGHT B: 1.) Ina Bice, 80. 2.) Diane Buckingham, 83. Mens Day, Team Point Quota Aug. 8 1.) Fred Buckingham, Bob Klug, Al Ricci, 7. | GOLF SCORES The social committee at St. Andrews South Golf Club, 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda, held a fundraiser on Aug. 1 in benet of the Back Pack Kidz program, which is run by Yah Yah Girls, Inc. Through the program, the Yah Yah Girls stuff a weekends worth of food into the backpacks of 1,450 students in Charlotte County Public Schools. The organization is dependent on donations to continue and expand their work for local kids. More than $1,800 and ve large boxes of food were collected as part of this fundraiser.St. Andrews fundraiser helps stuff backpacks for hungry studentsProvided by CAROL KERRSOCIAL CHAIR OF ST. ANDREWS SOUTH GOLF CLUBS BOARD OF DIRECTORS PHOTO PROVIDEDDuring an Aug. 1 fundraiser, members of the social committee at St. Andrews South Golf Club raised more than $1,800 and collected ve large boxes of food for the Back Pack Kidz program, which is run by Yah Yah Girls, Inc. 50468284 50475187 People Helping People Consignment and Donation Store Located in The Old Salvation Army Building Our Purpose Is To Start a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Hospital to Provide Help for Substance Abuse. Thank you for your Donations and Shopping with Us! 941-505-6677 Terry and Donna Smith, Owners 130 E. Ann Street, Punta Gorda 33950 BEST prices in Town On ALL Apparel, Furniture, Home Decor, Designer Clothing and much more! Come in TODAY to Shop our great selection! Open M-F 9:15-5:15 S 9:15-3:15 .r Iffj,Awil r,ret even betterF7Lo7ok forFeeling FitVow onSATURDAYSrBIBI GAFOOR: 941-258-9528 -ANTHONY FEROCE: 941-258-9527JVLJlIlIkhIIIr.r 4


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Page 2 Friday, August 15, 2014 CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: It has been a great honor and sincere privilege to serve the people of Charlotte County during my rst term as commissioner. I would like to continue to represent (the county) and its interests on the Peace River/ Manasota Regional Water (Supply) Authority, (the) Gulf Consortium and (the) Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. There remains a great deal of work that has yet to be accomplished in improving our quality of life and the economy. If we are to achieve these goals without raising tax rates, we must increase the tax base by being successful in our efforts with respect to expanding economic development. Living in Charlotte County for the past 20 years, as a physician and smallbusiness owner, raising a family and being in close contact with other members of the business, medical and legal communities, has provided me with the tools necessary to execute the duties of the job I was elected chairman by my fellow commissioners in 2011, and re-elected in 2012. During my tenure, the board made an important transition from a dysfunctional commission to one that is inclusive, courteous and works in unison toward a common goal. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/ what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: It is of paramount importance that we continue to oppose the scal policies of the (water authority), in order to keep water rates for the citizens of Charlotte County as low as possible. This can best be accomplished by having the public come to the budget meeting at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Venice Administration Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail. They need to make their voices heard. As chairman of the MPO for the past three years, I have realized the importance of well-planned road infrastructure. Burnt Store Road is our number-one priority for expansion of road infrastructure in Charlotte County. Through hard work involving a cooperative agreement with Lee County, it is now their number-one priority, as well. It is my sincere hope and goal that we will have the last section in Charlotte County, Phase II, programmed and funded in the next four years. Also, the completion of North Jones Loop Road is extremely important to economic development and the economic viability of the distributioncenter model at the Punta Gorda Interstate Park. We need to complete this road so that commerce can easily move on and off (Interstate 75), and ease increasing congestion at the airport itself. (Also on the list: Murdock Village; unfunded mandates; scal responsibility for Charlotte County Utilities; and a userfriendly building department.) Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: As a proven leader, a true conservative and an advocate for the taxpayer, I believe I have the necessary educational background and extensive experience in the oversight of our county government, which I acquired during my first term, that qualifies me for this position. Developing good, sound relationships with our counterparts in our neighboring counties and members of state government, in order to better serve the interests of Charlotte County, has been one of my goals that I work to achieve every day. I have been an effective problemsolver with expertise that is unique and complements the attributes and skill sets of the other commissioners on the board. As a proven leader, who is not afraid to ask the tough questions, or speak my mind on issues, my decisions are made based upon whats best for the community. Compiled by Gary RobertsChristopher Constance, incumbent RepublicanCHRISTOPHER CONSTANCEAge: 52 Where you live: Punta Gorda Where youre from: originally from New York; in Punta Gorda since 1994 Family: three children Education: bachelors; M.D. (general surgery residency, followed by plastic surgery fellowship). Advanced Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2014 Profession: board-certified plastic surgeon CONSTANCE Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: I am concerned about the scal condition of Charlotte County and the kind of debt all our grandchildren will inherit. The continuing loss of liberty, excessive taxation, huge debt, and over-regulation at all levels of government cause deep concern. The money the County Commission spends belongs to, and comes from, the citizens. Frequently, the commission acts like the citizens have no right to question what they do or how they do it. I want a better future for all residents We are certainly among the top-taxed counties in the state, when you add the off-the-books taxes (i.e. MSBU and MSTU districts, fees, etc.) to the total on the books. An example of this is the requested extension of the 1 percent sales tax that I oppose. I understand the fairness issue in terms of all taxable purchases supporting the costs of projects using the sales-tax method. However this is more taxation to pay for special projects beneting a few citizens, when other more urgent projects are left unfunded. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: 1.) Budget: Make it visible and transparent to any citizen wishing to know and understand the total budget. 2.) Eliminate or minimize the use of MSBUs and MSTUs to fund projects. We make use of these accounting mechanisms far more than most other counties in the state. 3.) Murdock Village payments include interest of $6,000 a day of taxpayer money on the property note. Tommy White, along with Barbara Scott (of the Clerk of Courts ofce) took advantage of the lower interest rates in recent history and reduced the amount of note interest from more than $10,000 a day. Commissioners gladly approved the change. While grateful for that savings, at the current rate, we are spending more than $2 million in interest a year. Left as is, it will take 10 years and $20 million in interest to pay off the current note. So far, the only entity making money on Murdock Village is the bank. We need to actively market the property through an international professional; sell it, even at a loss; continue to pay off the remaining note; get the property back on the tax rolls; and let private enterprise work on bringing more jobs to Charlotte County. (Also on the list: minimize the amount of land owned by government; and review the purchasing process to determine why amendments to contracts occur.) Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? A: I am retired and available to work full time on the county issues. Commissioner Chris Constance is a plastic surgeon and must share his time between his patients, Charlotte County citizens and his many other obligations, such as the boards he serves on, single-parent family responsibilities, and continuing education. My commitment is to meet with citizens monthly for two-way communication. My business experience spanned over 34 years with Dana Corp. (a Fortune 100 company at that time), and included all facets of business. I opened and closed plants, addressed industrial issues created by new legislation, made acquisitions and sold businesses, prepared and evaluated budgets, presented an annual Hell Week plan (consisting of a detailed one-year plan with ve-year projections) to the board of directors, and pursued quality processes to improve the businesses. I was a successful vice president and general manager of several diversied manufacturing, distribution and sales divisions, requiring both U.S. and international travel, with full operational and prot-and-loss responsibility. Compiled by Gary RobertsPaula Schaff, RepublicanPAULA SCHAFFAge: 68 Where you live: Seminole Lakes, Punta Gorda Where youre from: Michigan, Georgia, Ohio (two times), Indiana and Illinois; moved to Punta Gorda in late 1999 Family: married to Fred; one adult son Education: multiple certifications and Advanced Executive Development through various colleges and universities Profession: manufacturing/industrial business management SCHAFF ELECTIONI 4t0 ri4I t1


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 3 CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: I am running for re-election because I believe in less government, reduced taxes and maintaining our rights as dened in our Constitution. I believe in giving back. I will continue to be an active advocate for our veterans. I want to make Charlotte County a better place for our children and grandchildren. I have worked hard to build bridges of cooperation between the (Charlotte County) Airport Authority, (the) Punta Gorda City Council and our neighboring counties. I believe that I have demonstrated my ability as a catalyst to help people work together and move forward. My unique experiential background and academic achievements have created a base that has helped our commission move positively toward the future. I have proven that I accept the challenges of public service and am willing to make the tough decisions. I try to be open and fair to everyone and do the job right. I believe that I have been and will continue to be a positive force on our commission. I have faith in the Lord, and truly believe this is my mission. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: I would like to see an increased effort in economic development, with emphasis on the development of smalland medium-size businesses. I would like to see something positive happen with the Murdock Village property. I would like to see the county tackle the MSBU dilemma. I want to see the groin system approved and installed at Stump Pass. I hope to see us start work on the completion of the Burnt Store Road project and River Road. I would like to see our county cleaned up and made more attractive for our residents and visitors. Working together, we can make these dreams a reality. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? A: I enlisted and served actively in the U.S. Coast Guard, and received my honorable discharge in 1963. My professional experience as a city and town planner and economic and community development program director provides a solid base for working in county government. My academic accomplishments dwarf that of my challengers. I have earned two graduate degrees and countless certications and accreditations, including both my certied county commissioner and advanced county commissioner status by the Florida Association of Counties. I have elected experience as a town councilman, state representative, state senator and county commissioner. I know how to get the job done! My professional credentials are only surpassed by my well-known work ethic and unmatchable constituent services. Owning and managing my own business for 30 years has given me a businessmans point of view to problem-solving. My 70 years of life experience puts the icing on the cake; I have more education, government, business and life experience than that of my two opponents combined. Compiled by Gary RobertsStephen R. Deutsch, incumbent RepublicanSTEPHEN R. DEUTSCHAge: 74 Where you live: Port Charlotte Where youre from: originally from the Northeast; moved to Charlotte County in 2004 Family: married to Beth Marie; four adult children Education: Bachelors degree in economics and business administration, and masters degrees in community lead ership and development, and counseling and guidance. Advanced Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2014 Profession: real estate and development DEUTSCH Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: I want to effect change in a positive way here in our community. I can inject a business-minded attitude with a private-sector mentality. I am not a career politician, and I own a home and business in our community. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: Truly open our county for business. Ask tough questions to hold myself, the County Commission, administration and staff accountable to our community. Promote economic development through policy, procedure and funding. Limit the amount of property held by the county, thus eliminating potential liability and increasing county revenue by getting property on the tax roll. The issues are Murdock Village, MSBUs, debt. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? A: I have a vested interest in the future of our county (my family and business are here). I am the only candidate in the primary election for District 4 that is not paid by the government. I own a business and am involved in all planning and nancial decisions pertaining to the success and failure of that business. I have survived a down economy, and have succeeded in managing our business through catastrophic events (Hurricane Charley/ recession). Compiled by Gary RobertsDavid Ivankovic, RepublicanDAVID IVANKOVICAge: 41 Where you live: Port Charlotte Where youre from: originally from New York; moved to Charlotte County in 1998 Family: married to Toni; two children, both attending Florida SouthWestern State College Education: associate degree in business Profession: insurance IVANKOVIC Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: Change. I believe that in all levels of government, especially local government, the decisions made by our leaders should be solely based on the desires of the majority of our constituents and whats best for our community. After working on the inside for the past six years, I can assure you thats not always the case. There simply is no room for politics at the county level. Countless people have said, Im sick of how the county is run, we need change, somebody who represents us. I will provide that leadership and accountability. I am not a career politician, nor backed by a special-interest group. When elected, I will be accountable to every citizen, not just a select group that hand-picked and supported me nancially throughout my campaign. As your elected representative, I will leverage my knowl edge, relationships and past accomplishments to be an effective leader. I promise to positively impact our community. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: Restoring scal discipline while maintaining a high priority on economic development. HOW: Use vast nancial and budgeting experience to further shrink the countys annual operating budget, (and) strongly push for codes, ordinances and zoning changes that will enhance business and investment opportunities. Eliminate unfair treat ment and oppressive taxes on local churches. HOW: Charlotte County currently taxes churches for road and infrastructure improvements through special assessments. As churches are nancially supported by members of their congregation, church members unfairly pay the same special assessments twice, creating a major conict with the separation of church and state. Improve communication with residents by allowing them the opportunity to be involved in the decisions that ultimately impact their quality of life. HOW: By implementing alternative avenues to share input on county decisions, specically for the majority of residents who are unable to attend weekly commission meetings. Focus on making Charlotte County a nic er place to live and visit. HOW: By pushing for enhanced beautication and maintenance of our public landscape by strategically working to remove the Venice Womens Health Center, the only abortion clinic in Charlotte County, and by committing to consistently vote on issues in accordance to family values and Christian ethics. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? A: I will be able to leverage the relationships, resources and knowledge that Ive gained over the past six years as a county employee to make an immediate impact. Working within the county has provided me with a unique perspective of the breakdowns in communication and issues that directly resulted in many of the challenges we are currently facing. I am a nationally recognized leader in the areas of public relations, streamlining local government operations, economic development and disaster recovery. During my time with the county, I have: addressed and eliminated ood insurance rate increases; saved local ad valorem taxpayer dollars by garnering an excess of $12 million in state and federal funds; contributed to Charlotte Countys bud get reduction process in 2008, successfully reducing it by $300 million annually; received an award at the White House for my efforts in diversifying Charlotte Countys economy, gar nering our community national attention and the opportunity to have our issues heard at the federal level. Compiled by Gary RobertsJason Stoltzfus, RepublicanJASON STOLTZFUSAge: 32 Where you live: Port Charlotte Where youre from: previously in Louisiana; moved to Charlotte County eightyears ago Family: married; four children Education: associate degree in architectural design Profession: FEMA disaster recovery; now county FEMA/legisla tive liaison STOLTZFUS ELECTIONI 4trn "'


Page 4 Friday, August 15, 2014 CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD NONPARTISAN DISTRICT 1 CHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY DISTRICT 2Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: I want to be a part of the solution to reversing the test scores and returning Charlotte County Public Schools to the position it has held among the top school districts in the state for nearly all of the time I have been on the board. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: Getting our district to number 1 in the state is my goal. We need to use every resource we have to ght the excessive use of high-stakes testing as the only method of documenting educational progress. We also need to ght the efforts to transfer public funds to fuel corporate prots without accountability to anyone other than their shareholders. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: I am more qualied than my opponent because I have the knowledge and proven leadership experience to ght these battles on both a local and statewide level. Compiled by Adam KregerLee Swift, incumbentCHARLES LEE SWIFTAge: 66 Where you live: Punta Gorda Where youre from: Fredericksburg, Va., moved to Charlotte County 33years ago from Hendersonville, Tenn. Family: married to Anne Payne; two adult daughters Education: bachelors degree in political science Profession: real estate, sales, public service SWIFT Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: The decline in education. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: Raise the standard at which the schools are performing. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: I dont know if Im more qualied, but I would like to be the voice for the people. Compiled by Adam KregerAnthony Peter VerdinANTHONY PETER VERDINAge: 27 Where you live: Deep Creek Where youre from: Elk Grove Village,Ill.; moved to Charlotte County lastyear from Washington state Family: married; two children Education: threeyears of college Profession: previously in the military; currently unemployed VERDIN Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: Since I have been on the board, I have encouraged airline service to Punta Gorda. I want to see it continue and move forward, and entice another airline to go to a hub for further destinations. Q: What do you hope to accomplish? What are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: We are working on the expansion of the terminal to accommodate more passengers and stay debt-free. We are identied as a foreign trade zone airport, and I would like to be present and work on this project when the need arises. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? A: When I came on the board, we were just a general aviation airport. Since that time, I have helped to get the tower and both terminals built. I have 40 years of experience in general aviation, and 7,000 hours of ight time in singleand multiengine aircraft. I was appointed by the (Federal Aviation Administration) as a ight safety counselor for 12 years. I investigated and reported on aircraft accidents in this country, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa for 25 years. Compiled by Brenda BarbosaDon Lee, incumbent RepublicanDON LEEAge: 84 Where you live: 20years in Punta Gorda Where youre from: Philadelphia Family: three adult children Education: Insurance Institute of America Profession: aviation accident and product liability investigator LEE Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: I was encouraged by numerous Charlotte County residents and community leaders who know my background would be an asset to the governance of the (Charlotte County) Airport Authority, which inherently contributes to the countys economic growth. Q: What do you hope to accomplish? What are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: The accomplishments of the Airport Authority (in the) past and current history and are not arguable. I believe I have the energy and vision, as evidenced by my experience and accomplishments of record, to provide input in meeting the challenges that the growth of the airport and county are met. I am concerned that the Airport Authority has not pursued adequate revenue sources, common to airports, to maintain nancial stability to support its forecasted growth and its future development in a timely manner. Airport growth and expansion (create) additional, and many times unforeseen, nancial burdens. The airport has gone very rapidly from a general aviation facility to a commercial service airport, which needs to be seen as a front door to Charlotte County, reecting all that we have to offer. We need to work on customer service, not only to airline passengers, but (also) to the general and corporate aviation users, enhancing the airports image. Establish a better communications vehicle for airport users on pending authority decisions. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: Thirty-two years as the director of aviation, Springeld/ Branson National Airport (in) Missouri; and, prior to that, as the assistant to the director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives, and recipient of their Distinguished Service Award, one of 50 to ever receive this recognition. Airport Council International Board Member representing U.S. airport interests at worldwide conferences and meetings. Testied before the U.S. Congress regarding federal aviation legislative issues. Currently providing services as an aviation technical consultant/ expert witness for Chicago and Philadelphia aviation law rms. Compiled by Brenda BarbosaRobert Hancik, RepublicanROBERT HANCIKAge: 68 Where you live: 10years at Burnt Store Lakes, Punta Gorda Where youre from: Midwest (Indiana/ Missouri) Family: Married to Deborah; three children Education: Bachelors degree in aeronautics Profession: defense and aviation fields, including aviation director in Springfield, Mo. HANCIK In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion JvSUNS Ms vs


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 5 FLORIDA SENATE DISTRICT 30Q: Why are you running for re-election? A: Since 2010, I have fought to prioritize the hardworking families of our state, protect our children, create opportunities for their future, keep the promises weve made to our seniors, honor the brave men and women in uniform, and preserve our natural resources that serve as the foundation of Floridas economy. If given the honor to continue serving the people of Southwest Florida, I will keep ghting to move our state forward. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see that need tackling? A: Understanding that our economy is inextricably linked to our environment, this year, we prioritized more than $231 million to help treat and store water. This includes $18 million to support the construction of the Caloosahatchee C-43 West Basin Storage Reservoir project that will store water and help keep harmful releases from Lake Okeechobee away from the Caloosahatchee River and Estuary. We secured $500,000 for each estuary in the Northern Estuaries Resource Recovery Pilot Program to re-establish oyster populations and sea grass beds in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries; $790,135 for a Reclaimed Water Transmission Main Crossing between the cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers, which will go a long way to help clean up the water in the Caloosahatchee; and $900,000 for the Punta Gorda Reverse Osmosis Plant to improve drinking water long-term. While I am proud of these accomplishments, there is much work to be done to ensure we continue on this path of progress. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: I am a proven conservative who has fought to cut taxes, reduce job-killing regulations and get the hardworking people of Florida back to work. Since 2010, unemployment has dropped nearly 5 percent, and weve balanced the budget every year. Compiled by Adam KregerLizbeth Benacquisto, incumbent RepublicanLIZBETH BENACQUISTOAge: 46 Where you live: Fort Myers Where youre from: Rockville Centre, N.Y.; moved to Florida in 1978 Family: married to Bruce; two children Education: bachelors degree in organizational management Profession: Realtor; marketing consultant BENACQUISTO Q: Why did you decide to run for this seat? A: I have lost condence in our government ofcials and am demanding a return to common sense and compliance with our U.S. and Florida Constitutions. Those who are incumbent have allowed Common Core to be the law in Florida, in-state tuition for illegal aliens, infringements on Florida small businesses, and have done next to nothing to clean our Florida waters. Its time for fresh ideas, real business abilities and strong leadership to take the reins in Tallahassee, and, once again, I am being called to serve. I want to make Florida strong, sovereign and a role model for the rest of the country. I want to be proud of my community, and will serve to make it and others proud as well. Q: What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? A: In my rst year, I aim to repeal Common Core (including its other brand names) from Florida, and establish law that preserves our Constitutional Second Amendment rights in the event an Executive Order is released that might infringe upon said rights. In addition to those immediate actions, I will introduce new budgeting models that would allow for multi-year planning to facilitate tangible progress on megaprojects, such as the Everglades restoration. I also intend to lead streamlining efforts to signicantly reduce the bureaucracy of Florida permitting processes, so that businesses will nd Florida friendly for growth, resulting in jobs and greater sate revenue. Clearly, some of the most significant issues of importance to Southwest Florida include our K-12 education system, clean water, small business and preserving our Constitutional rights. Our K-12 education system must not include Common Core and shall be dened by our local education board, parents and teachers. Presently, the quality of our water is much less than desirable, and turning away tourists from our local service industry. We must address our water-quality issues with meaningful action and budget, otherwise our economy will be compromised. Southwest Florida has no large corporations, and small businesses are the primary means of employment. We must remove non-valueadded bureaucratic constraints on business growth and encourage new industries to add to our economic engine. And I am a erce defender of the 10th Amendment, and will stand strong and speak loudly against federal overreach into our state business. Q: What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? A: I have real business experience with nancial responsibility; my opponent does not. Representing the people of Southwest Florida in the state Senate requires a leader who has nancial business skills, demonstrated management capacity and capability, dedication to public service, and the ability to get things done. At the age of 18, I answered the call to action when Iran overran our embassy I enlisted in the U.S. Army. Rising to the rank of sergeant, for over seven years I served overseas, defending our freedom and liberty. Upon returning to civilian life, I entered the complex and heavily regulated aviation, space and defense industry. Starting as a quality engineer, I worked my way from the shop oor to the boardroom to the highest levels of the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C. And, for the past 13 years, I have owned a small business, with 11 of those years being in Lee County. I will apply my business and government experience to reduce bureaucracy in Tallahassee, and assert my leadership abilities to break through the stalemates that reside in politics. My understanding of the Constitution will make me a good steward of our rights and defender of state powers against the overreach of the federal government. Compiled by Adam KregerMichael J. Dreikorn, RepublicanMICHAEL J. DREIKORNAge: 53 Where you live: Pine Island, Fla. Where youre from: originally from Anaheim, Calif., and lived in various states and in Europe; moved to Lee County 11years ago from Connecticut Family: engaged to Darlene; one grown son and two grown stepsons Education: bachelors degree in professional aeronautics, masters degree in management, and educational doctorate in human resource and organizational development Profession: business owner (related to the aviation, space, defense and nuclear industries) DREIKORN 50475169 STEPHEN R. D EUTSCH Republican for Charlotte County Commissioner Paid for and approved by Stephen R. Deutsch~Republican for County Commisioner~Dist 4






OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT REPUBLICAN PARTYCHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA AUGUST 26, 2014A 2 EAST ELEMENTARY c R02TO VOTE. COMPLETELY FILL CIRCUIT JUDGEIN THE OVAL 400 NEXT TO 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 16YOUR CHOICE. (Vote for One)1USE BLACK OR BLUE BALL Amy HawthornePOINT PEN.IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE Steven S. LeskovichDON'T HESITATE TO ASKFOR A NEW BALLOT. IF YOUERASE OR MAKE OTHERMARKS YOUR VOTE MAY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERNOT COUNT. DISTRICT 1(Vote for One)GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT Lee SwiftGOVERNOR(Vote for One) Anthony VerdinYinka Abosede Adeshina REPNot Yet DesignatedElizabeth Cuevas-Neunder REPNot Yet DesignatedRick Scott REPNot Yet DesignatedSTATE SENATORDISTRICT 30 State Senate RaceUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for One) only in PrecinctsLizbeth Benacquisto REP 7-,3,,4,13,1,4,19,28,7-9 ::32,34,35,41,42,60,64Michael J. Dreikorn REP 65,66,67,68,69,70COUNTY COMMISSIONERDISTRICT 2(Vote for One)Chris Constance REPPaula K. Schaff REPCOUNTY COMMISSIONERDISTRICT 4(Vote for One)Stephen R. Deutsch REPDave Ivankovic REPJason L. Stoltzfus REPAIRPORT AUTHORITYDISTRICT 2(Vote for One)Rob Hancik REPDon Lee REPCIRCUIT JUDGE20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, GROUP 3(Vote for One)Robert BranningMary EvansChns'4%(]on t es ancFor County Co issioner


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 9 STATE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 74The winner of the Republican primary between Richard DeNapoli and Julio Gonzalez faces two write-in candidates in November. Why did you decide to run for this seat? Having been adopt ed and raised by my maternal grandpar ents and caring for them through the last stages of their life has afforded me a per spective and oppor tunity to want to give back to my community and promote conservative Republican ideals. I believe that lowering taxes and smaller government will lead to economic prosperity and more high-quality and higher-paying jobs for Floridians. Using my training as a certied nancial planner, I want to seek out and eliminate wasteful government spending, protect law-abiding and legal residents from taxpayer-funded giveaways to illegal aliens, and safeguard the promises given to our seniors by former elected ofcials. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? There are three big issues that are on the minds of the voters of South Sarasota County: Jobs and the economy I want to attract new, high-quality and high-paying jobs to South Sarasota County while helping existing ones grow. Eliminating wasteful government spending and overly burdensome regulations that hurt small businesses. Stopping illegal immigration and securing our borders. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? As a certified financial planner professional, I know how to balance a budget and help families and seniors plan for the future. Also, as former Florida Real Estate commissioner for the last six years, I worked to reduce excessive government regulations while still protecting the public from unscrupulous individuals. I served as a local Republican Party county chair man where I grew up and fought for conservative values. Ive been knocking on thousands of voters doors throughout South Sarasota County for almost a year now and understand the issues that are important to them. My experience in these areas sets me apart and makes me uniquely qualified to help grow Floridas economy and build a bright future for our children and grandchildren.Richard DeNapoliAge: 37 Political party: Republican. Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: On the island of Venice. I am also a native Floridian. Family: Married to Brigita DeNapoli with one child, Victor, 2. We are expecting another child in December. Education: New York University, B.A. in politics and B.A. in Italian; Fordham University School of Law, J.D.; University of Miami Law School, LL.M. in estate planning (masters of law). Work history: I was a former prosecutor and also a trust officer for The Northern Trust Company. I am currently a certified financial planner, attorney and small businessman. Community involvement: Venice Area Chamber of Commerce; Epiphany Cathedral, parishioner and lector; Venice Area Board of Realtors; Sarasota Association of Realtors; Sarasota Republican Party; former Broward Republican Party chairman and treasurer; Nova Area Republican Club, Republican Club of South Sarasota County; North Port Area Republican Club, Sarasota County Bar Association. Previous governmental offices held: Florida Real Estate Commission, commissioner, 2007-2013; Florida Real Estate Commission, chairman, 2010-2011. DENAPOLI Why did you decide to run for this seat? I decided to run for state representative out of a concern for the direction in which our country is headed. Our legislative decisions have immense impacts on our communities and countrys state of affairs. The quality of those decisions are directly related to the quality of representation we, the people, furnish. As a practicing physician, a veteran, a small-business owner, a recent graduate from law school, and most importantly, a 10-year resident of South Sarasota County, I have a unique set of insights and experiences to offer to the Legislatures common body of knowledge. It was therefore my duty to offer to represent my district. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? The biggest, over arching issues are guaranteeing responsible representation in the Legislature and asserting the peoples rights in the legislative arena. As long as I provide measured, studied and honest representation while listening to the desires of the constituents, I will be in a position to provide South County voters with a strong and effective voice at the House of Representatives. There will always be challenges with scal policy, health care delivery, our educational system and environmental concerns, among others, but the most important issue for the voters and the legislator is to make sure that the peoples voices are heard and that the representation is honest and measured. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I am the only Republican candidate who has lived in this community for any considerable period of time and who is fully beholden to this community. I am the only candidate who can bring the experiences and insights associated with being both a physician and an attor ney to the Legislature (there are presently two physicians serving in the House of Representatives out of 120 members, and none in the Senate). I am the only candidate who has traveled overseas in defense of our country and served in harms way alongside the men and women of our armed forces. I am the only Republican candidate who has stood up to run for this ofce out of a duty to serve my community and to provide it an effective voice in the Legislature.Julio Gonzalez Age: 56 Political party: Republican. Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Moved to Venice in 2004, currently reside there. Family: Wife, Gina; daughters, Monica and Jessica. Education: University of Miami School of Medicine, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, U.S.Navy Flight Surgery School, University of Florida Medical Center in Jacksonville, Stetson University College of Law. Work history: Accepted a commission to the U.S.Naval Reserve as part of the U.S.Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. In 1992, was deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS America. Twice deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf during conflicts in Yugoslavia, Gulf Storm and Somalia. Stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla. After completing military service, pursued post-graduate training in knee reconstructive and shoulder surgery in Orlando before joining the practices of doctors Baker, Heard, Osteen and Davenport. Relocated to Venice in 2004, and as an active member of Venice Regional Medical Centers (now Bayfront Health) medical community, has been elected chief of surgery, chief of staff, staff representative to the Hospitals Board of Trustees and chair of its Medical Executive Committee. Currently, an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Venice. Community involvement: Epiphany Cathedral Churchs Advisory Council; Sarasota County Medical Societys Board of Governors; Florida Orthopaedic Societys Board of Directors, Legislative Committee chair; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors. Previous governmental offices held: None. GONZALEZ 50475216 32 years Director of Aviation, Springfield / Branson Airport Testified before U.S. Congress on Federal Aviation Legislation Currently an Aviation Technical Consultant / Expert Witness Republican for Airport Authority District 2 Commissioner POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY ROB HANCIK FOR AIRPORT AUTHORITY COMMISSIONER DISTR ICT 2 E lect HANCIK For expanded experience, credentials and community involvement: MW


Page 10 Friday, August 15, 2014 NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION SEAT 4If none of the candidates for Seat 4 or 5 on the North Port City Commission receives 50 percent-plus-one of the vote in the primary, the top two vote-getters for both seats continue on to runoffs in November. The City Commission is a nonpartisan board. Why did you decide to run for this seat? About six months before I retired on June 28, 2013, as manager of Sarasota Countys Parks and Recreation Department, I made the decision to run for ofce. I felt with my 26-plus years of government experience and living in North Port for 27-plus years, I would have something to contribute to the operation of the city. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Strengthening the relationship between the city and Sarasota County. Focus on sustaining a balanced budget and not having to go into our reserves. Concentrate on the operation of Warm Mineral Springs. Keep an eye on our capital improvement projects and make sure they stay on track. Work closely with Economic Development staff and city manager to bring business into North Port. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? I believe that my 26-plus years of government service has given me the understanding of how government should be run. Ive learned how to listen to other people. I have lived in North Port for over 27 years and have seen good times and bad, and I feel I understand what the people want. I have served on the Sarasota County management team for union negotiations with the teamsters. I have been responsible for a budget in the millions and 50 employees. I have served as liaison for the county to the cities of North Port, Venice and Sarasota and have negotiated agreements with nonprot organizations, the Sarasota County School Board and other organizations. I feel the city needs someone who is willing to listen and negotiate when needed.Jack ColliganAge: 62 How long lived in North Port: 27years, since February 1987. Family: Wife Kathleen; daughter Susan; and son John. Education: Graduated from John Jay High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Work history: office in New York City for threeyears; St. Johns Home in Queens, N.Y., for nineyears; North Port Parks and Recreation Department, six-plusyears; Sara sota County, 20years. Community involvement: Coached Little League; past Early Bird Kiwanis member. Previous governmental offices held: None. COLLIGAN Why did you decide to run for this seat? I have a positive energy, vision and love for my chosen hometown. I noticed the need for a clear direction and wider community involvement in a unied direction. Jobs were being lost and focus on economic development was waning. There seemed to be a disconnect between the actions of the commissioners and the desires of the residents and businesses. I felt inspired to bring my life and business experience to the public sector to make a positive difference in North Port by focusing on vision, jobs and community pride. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? My focus is on vision, jobs and community pride. I will focus on the development of a community-based and implementable plan of where North Port is going and how we are going to get there. I will actively work to attract new businesses that will create quality jobs, promote educational and workforce training, help local businesses thrive and expand, foster government that is easy to do business with and that is accountable to residents and businesses, restore trust among residents and the city, and nurture a culture that welcomes diverse people and ideas. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? My opponents seem like decent people and I genuinely appreciate their willingness to throw their hats into the ring of public service. What I know voters will get when they elect me, is a seasoned business professional with 30 years in leadership roles in AT&T domestically and internationally, a graduate of the North Port Leadership Institute and a certied consultant with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. I am someone who is equipped to make decisions about budgets, capital projects, policies and importantly, the future of North Port. Since I have no direct government experience, I will bring a fresh perspective as a public servant responsible for bringing plans and people together for a healthy, thriving community. I believe my naturally collaborative and inclusive style coupled with a decisive bias for action will be a positive for our city.Jacqueline MooreAge: 64 How long lived in North Port: Eightyears. Family: Married; three sons; seven grandchildren. Education: Bachelor of metaphysical sciences from University of Metaphysical Sciences (online), 2012. Work history: 30-plusyears in what is now AT&T; 12years as a small business owner; certified consultant with the Gulf Coast Community Foundation in civility and board governance. More information is available at Community involvement: North Port Area Chamber of Commerce Business and Economic Development and Government Relations commit tees; North Port Economic Development Corp.; Friends of the North Port Library; North Port Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention; Atwater Elementary School Advisory Council; food pantry volunteer. Previous governmental offices held: None. MOORE Why did you decide to run for this seat? The role of a city commissioner is to work together and set policy to ensure businesses have their needed resources, neighborhoods are desirable places to be and city services are effective. North Port is poised to experience its most growth in decades over the next four years. Whats needed is a commissioner who has demonstrated a strong knowledge base and understands the importance of attention to detail. Being the only candidate in the race with a voting record and real government experience, this gives me the tools to perform in an exceptional manner a manner the North Port residents deserve. As a peacetime veteran and career airline pilot, I have had over a decade of grounding. Certied as a Boeing 767 pilot, I am humbled the Federal Aviation Administration has placed condence in me to y hundreds of our men and women in uniform miles across the Atlantic. The FAA has years of documentation of my ability to understand relationships, demonstrate a strong knowledge base, perform practically and pay attention to detail. In the performance of these tasks, the slightest lapse could cost many people their lives. This has been my daily responsibility for many years. As a commissioner, I will treat the commission seat with the same seriousness and respect as the cockpit seat. I will take a leave of absence from aviation to work for you. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? First, the need for a faster and less costly permitting and order of approval process. Today this process can take several months and be very expensive for a small business owner who wants to do business in North Port. In order to x this process, a candidate must rst understand it. My years of experience on the citys Planning and Zoning Advisory Board has provided me with an intimate knowledge of this process. It will be my rst agenda item. Next, the need to x the citys everincreasing health care costs. Director Robin Carmichael has outlined a serious plan to pay out of the Cigna and Florida Blue health care plans to enter into a city self-paid pool plan that will save us millions. This is real substance and not just colorful talk. As a commissioner I will vote to give her the tools she needs to accomplish this to help balance the budget. Finally, the need to build relationships on the City Commission and with the Sarasota County Commission, forged in shared goals, shared knowledge and mutual respect that will result in high-performance relationships, and fostering good decisions based on shared knowledge, not emotion. To that end, the citizens of North Port will realize faster results and effectiveness from this board, and earn respect throughout the county and even the state. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? Through a masters level education and command responsibility in heavy aircraft, I have learned the art of critical thinking and strategic decision-making. I possess an understanding of the importance of relationship-building and emotional discipline that will be a serious concern for the next occupant of the City Commissions Seat 4. Also, my years of volunteer service on the citys Planning and Zoning Advisory Board has given me the inside track. Not only with a proven quasi-judicial voting record and a practical knowledge of the Unied Land Development Code (the citys code governing land usage), but PZAB has also afforded me years of experience with Roberts Rules of Order, which will give me the ability, on day one, to demonstrate the highest levels of performance and information-sharing in a meeting environment. North Port is poised to experience, in ve years, the most growth it has in decades. We cant afford to let the next four years be a training course for the commissioner occupying Seat 4.Lorenzo WhiteheadAge: 37 How long lived in North Port: Fouryears. Family: Married; three children. Education: Master of aerospace science, space studies specialization, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2012; bachelor of science, professional aeronautics, Embry-Riddle, 2010; associate of arts, mathematics, Miami Dade College, 2007. Work history: North American Airlines international, relief pilot, B757/767; Gulfstream International Airlines, captain/check airman, B-1900D; ADF Airways Corp. flight instructor; CompUSA, retail sales manager; U.S.Air Force Reserves, fighter weapons; U.S.Air Force (active), fighter weapons. Community involvement: North Port Knight Owl Kiwanis, North Port Moose, North Port P&C Group, North Port People for Trees. Previous governmental offices held: Vice chairman, North Port Planning and Zoning Advisory Board. WHITEHEAD ELECTIONwZ t 'Ri


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 11 Why did you decide to run for this seat? Taxpayers hate wasteful spending. An example is after a director purchased a $400,000 asphalt paving machine to repair roads, it sat in the maintenance yard for years because no one knew how to operate it. It was later sold at auction. Two years ago, a $100,000 machine was bought for water and sewer projects. It sits unused because no ones trained to operate it. Ill ask for accountability and justication of extraordinary purchases. Recently, a $400,000 replacement tank was put on the consent agenda for a water system that is less than 2 years old. It passed without any questions or explanation to taxpayers of why it was necessary. Is that water system failing? Residents need to feel welcome on city boards. The small business community is somewhat ignored by the city. Theres a strained relationship with the county that must be repaired. The county has resources and funding opportunities available to the city that are sometimes overlooked. Theres a lack of common sense on some decision-making. Residents arent explained the nancial impacts of commissioners decisions. For example, closing Warm Mineral Springs cost thousands. Taxpayers werent warned they would be paying to rent fencing and security and for alligator removal instead of seeing that money used for community park projects like the design of a pool, extension of trails or a regional park with much-needed football elds. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Id like to bring more services to the east side of town. Residents feel forgotten without sidewalks, stop signs and lighting. The Parks Department could do more programing. Id bring back the festival to after the Poinsettia Parade instead of on a Friday night. Id work to secure Bayite a longer contract. I will work on a real plan for the Springs and follow what the adjacent landowner plans to do to possibly partner upfront in water and sewer costs. Id have the city manager ask staff to apply for grants for splash pads citywide. Id work with the county and Venice on a regional park. Id move the veterans ofce to downstairs at City Hall. We need a workshop on permits. Id invite business owners and residents to tell the city whats not working with the process. Id work with the School Board for joint opportunities that will benet the city. It could help bring jobs through programs at SCTI. Residents are tired of leaving North Port for entertainment, yet, nonprot groups say its too costly to rent city facilities and the process is overwhelming to have events on city property. Id try to have Social Services to go to schools every other month to help families with resources. Id ask for the mowing schedule in North Port Estates and updates on its progress. I will want to see the road resurfacing schedule too. I will ght for nighttime meetings so working parents can be there. The city isnt being transparent when people cannot attend meetings because they are held at 1 p.m. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? Ive lived and worked for the city for years and have paid attention to the behind-the-scenes details for decades. I remember the sins of commissioners past, like not acquiring land along Price Boulevard back in 2000 when the Road and Drainage director asked to buy it cheap for his vision of future widening. Those decisions and lost opportunities impact us today. I will ask questions of management and expect accountability. Some of the inghting with management and the unions costs taxpay ers money over potential communication issues, pride or disrespect. Morale issues create productivity problems that trickle down to residents. Some employees are afraid to speak up and offer their cost-saving ideas. Taxpayers expect answers and availability of city staff and commissioners. They want to be alerted of emergencies, disasters or crisis situations like a missing child or intense police activity, quickly through social media or email blasts. The citys website isnt effective for that. I will be receptive to residents. I will answer emails and phone calls. I will represent the city professionally and offer common sense and practical suggestions and solutions during meetings and workshops in and out of North Port. Im not a politician, but a former blue-collar city employee with a solid customer service work ethic who wants whats best for the majority of residents. Pete EmrichAge: 52 How long lived in North Port: Since 1989. Family: Wife Elaine; adult children, Cheyenne and Dallas; grandchildren, Cashton and Evelyn. Education: Some college at then-Manatee Community College; University of Florida to become a Master Gardener. Work history: City of North Port employee for nearly 20years. I started in Road and Drainage and was the union president, then promoted to the Property Maintenance/Landscape Division. Supervisor for more than 15years. Community involvement: Charter member of AMVETS Post312, Relay for Life participant, volunteer at the postal canned food drive, helped with the Childrens Clothing Closet and the Back to School Resource Fair through the Early Bird Kiwanis Club and the city. I helped with the Little Miss North Port pageant and adopted a family in need for many Christ mases. My family helps a single mom eachyear during the holidays and when she needs other assistance. I also volunteer at The Salvation Army. Prior government offices held: None. EMRICH Why did you decide to run for this seat? As a husband, father, son, brother and friend to loved ones who live in North Port, I have a desire to see the city prosper. The historical and natural resources found in North Port give us a sense of place and provide an identity for our city. I will work to nd a balance between these resources and the businesses, industries, homes and infrastructure that dene the city of North Port. I want to see North Port grow and thrive to be a beacon to other cities and communities. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Freshwater resources and future availability are my main concern for the city of North Port. As the only three year-round owing springs south of I-4 are located within the municipal boundaries of North Port, utilization and preservation of these resources is essential for the city. Strengthening the bonds between the city of North Port and Sarasota County is also a top priority. I have worked with the county in several capacities and built relationships over the years. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? As I have grown up in the area, I am familiar with the histories of North Port and the sur rounding communities. I am also aware of local resources. I am involved in numerous community education projects; I have volunteered time to serve my community for decades. My leadership qualities, balanced with honesty and integrity, will serve to strengthen our city. For others to perceive what is honor able about North Port, we must have leadership with these character strengths.Bill GoetzAge: 37 How long lived in North Port: 20years. Family: Wife of 13years, Jenifer; son Elijah, 13; daughter Lily, 8. Community involvement: I have served on the Sarasota County Historical Commission for over twoyears and am vice chair of the Sarasota County Historical Marker Committee. I am president of the Ancient Waters Foundation and vice president of the Friends of Little Salt Spring. Previous governmental offices held: None. GOETZ Why did you decide to run for this seat? North Port is at a crossroads in its development. The citizens can decide whether or not they want a real city that has economic opportunities for students graduating from North Port High School and young adults who want to live in North Port and raise a family, or become another retirement community that eventually will die due to the lack of new businesses and younger adults willing to invest in businesses and homes. In order for us to become a real city, we need to expand our economic viability and diversify our economy. The only way to do this is to promote the city as a great place to live and has skilled and career jobs. Warm Mineral Springs needs to be a focal point for our development and promotion as a destination location for tourists and locals alike. We can use the promotion of WMS to bring people to North Port who will eventually settle down here and bring businesses and educational opportunities to the city. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? The need for economic diversity and skilled jobs. The development of a city that provides a high quality of life and has the jobs available to support and educate the workforce. Strategic budgets that will provide not only a guideline to new parks, facilities and businesses, but have the nancial forecasts to go with those ideas and principles. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? As a CPA and business owner, I see the problems facing both individuals and businesses in the city. In addition, I have the knowledge, education and experience to facilitate the municipal functions and oversee the work of the city manager not to replace him, but to provide strategic longterm direction that doesnt change based on the latest polls or whims of the commissioners.Mark KlingelAge: 66 How long lived in North Port: 13years. Family: Married with one son who graduated from North Port High School. Education: A.A. from then-Manatee Junior College (now SCF), B.S. in management from FSU, and M.S. in management from Naval post-graduate school in government acquisition and contract management. Work history: Currently own and operate a small CPA firm, worked as a CFO of a small company in Charlotte County and spent 10years as a contracting director, supply chain director and opera tions director of a medical simulation company, and worked as an auditor. Retired Navy supply corps commander. Community involvement: Charter Review Advisory Board member and former member of the city Audit Advisory Board. Member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce and North Port Economic Development Corp. Previous governmental offices held: None. KLINGEL NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION SEAT 5 ELECTIONI 4tNET'


Page 12 Friday, August 15, 2014 NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION SEAT 5Why did you decide to run for this seat? North Port needs a unifying leadership presence on the City Commission. I offer practical solutions to the most important issues that I feel are facing North Port now and in the foreseeable future. I have well over two decades of experience dealing with government operations on both sides of the public/ private sector fence. I am well-versed in all aspects of land-use regulation, franchise administration, budget development and the economics of government intervention. I see what needs to be done, I know how to do it and can provide the leadership presence to make sure it all happens in the most efcient and effective way possible. We can do better, much better and now is the time to get started. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? We need a unifying leadership presence on the City Commission. I feel we need to start making reasonable decisions based on a disciplined, intelligent analysis of accurate and timely information with due consideration for potential liabilities associated with the decisions we do make. I am confident I can be that unifying presence. It is past time to shift our focus to the future of North Port and start preparing to benet fully from the prosperity that I believe is rapidly coming our way. Forbes Online rates North Port as the eighth fastest-growing city in the U.S. for 2014. To date, we have done little, if anything, to pave the way. I feel that we have a choice to make either we handle the future, or the future will handle us. Refocus the City Commission solely on the efcient and effective provision of municipal services and stop attempting to participate in competitive business activities best left to the private sector. We are a municipal government. We should not be in the real estate development business, or hotel business, or spa business, or anything else that does not pertain directly to the provision of municipal services especially banking and loan services for the private sector. Visit www. mackenzie4north for details. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? I offer practical, well-thought-out solutions to the most important issues that I feel are facing North Port now and in the foreseeable future. I have well over two decades of experience dealing with government operations on both sides of the public/ private sector fence. I am well-versed in all aspects of land-use regulation, franchise administration, budget development and the economics of government intervention. Its time for the City Commission to pull together and start making decisions as a cohesive team with shared goals. I am the candidate that can build that muchneeded cohesion. The City Commission divided this city, and the City Commission has to bring North Port back together.Brian MacKenzieAge: 58 How long lived in North Port: Nineyears. Education: Attended U.S.Naval Academy, 1974-1976; Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. in economics, minor in math, 1978; University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., M.B.A in finance, 1979. Work history: NREMT/paramedic, shift supervisor, Collier County EMS; assistant to the Collier County manager, Collier County; oil and gas regulatory coor dinator, Collier Resources Company, Naples; chief lobbyist, Florida Independent Petroleum Producers Association; independent oil and gas regulatory consultant. Community involvement: Currently serve on the North Port Planning and Zoning Advisory Board. Previous governmental offices held: See above, as appli cable. I have held no elected government offices to date. MACKENZIE Why did you decide to run for this seat? In 2012, the city of North Port partnered with Sarasota County to purchase Warm Mineral Springs for $5.5 million. At the time, there were visions by both to turn this attraction into a world-class destination. In November 2012, there was an election that changed everything. Two new commissioners, along with Linda Yates, decided they wanted to keep the Springs as a park only for swimming. One commissioner even suggested the Springs be sold to the private sector. After numerous meetings between the county and city, an agreement could not be reached by either. The city refused to go along with an invitation to negotiate (ITN) and eventually the 30-month agreement between operator Cypress Lending and the county and city expired, and the Springs closed in June 2013. Along with the closure came the loss of 60 jobs and $700,000 payroll to the city. The actual impact to the community hasnt as yet been fully determined. The Springs reopened in April 2014 with a short-term arrangement of six months, while both parties tried to seek a long-term agreement with interested parties. This however fell apart in June 2014 when both could not agree again. The county has offered to sell its half of the Springs to North Port, but as of yet this is still to be determined. If nothing is done the Springs will once again close on Aug. 31. This commission is polarized and unable to agree on anything. That is why Im running for ofce. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Economic development, jobs and a clear plan to the future. At the present time, the city has pretty much destroyed the Economic Development Department within the city. The city has taken all of the economic development funding out of the upcoming budget and replaced the head of the department with the assistant, who will now be a liaison between the county and interested parties who would like to develop here. This in effect closes economic development by the city. I will work closely with the private sector and the Economic Development Board right here in our city and also with the countys Economic Development Department. Jobs not just jobs, but good-paying jobs are needed here in North Port. Most of our workers have to travel to North County or further to get a decent job. We need to bring those jobs here to North Port. By doing this, we give our people more spendable income right here in our city. Sarasota County Technical Institute is almost a reality here in North Port. Negotiations are ongoing with banks to nalize a land purchase in the Toledo Blade area. Once completed, this technical school will produce talented people from which businesses can draw upon, which will also encourage businesses to relocate to our area. The city has a longrange plan on hand right now, however, this plan seems to be constantly modied or changed to enable present projects to be completed or done. We need a rm plan with which we can draw upon for our future growth. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? Since I rst moved here permanently, I have been attending commission meetings and have become friends with some commissioners who have helped me understand the way North Port government works. You would be surprised what you can learn just sitting at these meetings and which commissioner is or isnt doing a good job. By sitting at these meetings, one of the most important things I learned was to listen to the people. Most of our citizens feel that they do not have a voice or an ear when they try to talk to the commissioners. You cant learn this from books. The running of North Port is not rocket science or anything close to it. Pay attention, use common sense in your decisions and you will be right 99 percent of the time. I know by sitting as a commissioner, with my people skills, I could do an excellent job.Marty MurphyAge: 71 How long lived in North Port: We bought our house in 2004 and came for the winters, then finally moved here permanently in 2010. Family: Married to my wife Eileen for 34years; together we have five children and six grandchil dren, with one more on the way. Education: Graduated Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx, N.Y.; took labor law courses while working for Pan American Airways. Work history: Served in U.S.Army from 1961-1963; went to work for Pan Am Airlines from 1963 to 1985; started my own trucking company in 1986-1989; worked for Goodyear Tires until 1997. Community involvement: Member of the North Port Noon Kiwanis Club, serving as its president for twoyears; volunteer for the Back Pack Angels in North Port; CERT member; Neighborhood Watch member; on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention; member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce. Previous governmental offices held: None. MURPHY ELECTIONI 4tSEE NEWS HAPPENING?CALLUSCharlotte DeSoto North Port Englewood941.206.1000 693.494.163) 9414.3000 941681.3000


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 13 Why did you decide to run for re-election? It has been an honor to serve the community for the past three years. I remain passionate and committed in my advocacy for manageable growth, affordable living and pursuing opportunities that bring jobs and improve the quality of life in our community. Since elected in 2010, I have successfully challenged the practice of business as usual in city government and dont hesitate to take a strong stance on important issues such as reducing attorney fees, keeping Bayite in North Port, business-friendly policies, more sensible assessments, not giving Warm Mineral Springs to a private entity at the publics expense and risk, lien reduction policy, streamlined permitting and eliminating inefcient programs. Through policy changes and operational efciencies, our city has not only weathered the impacts of the recession but has stayed on track with many projects. By 2013, the number of registered businesses in North Port grew 16.5 percent from 2010, and each year our population has also grown. North Port has attracted national retailers as well as a state-of-the-art assisted-living facility anticipated to generate 370 jobs, and has been recognized as one of the top 100 places in the nation for business and careers, second most affordable community nationally, among the top 15 cleanest cities in the U.S., and among the top 10 small cities to move to. While much has been accomplished there is more to be done, and it would be an honor to continue serving the community and keeping the positive momentum going. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? North Port continues to be the fastestgrowing city in the region and with that comes increased demand for services and infrastructure improvements. While the economy is slowly recovering from the recession, most taxpayers are still struggling with limited or reduced income. Balancing city resources to meet the demands of our growing community will require continuing to seek alternative funding sources and creative ways to minimize tax increases while achieving enhanced services and amenities. Warm Mineral Springs will be an even greater economic engine for the city once the public and private sector are assured that it will remain open without interruption. This can be achieved by the city acquiring sole ownership of the Springs, without using property tax revenue, and retaining full control of the swimming area using a management company while business-type services and appropriate development would be contracted separately with private entities. The current management arrangement, which is what I proposed to avoid the clos ing in June 2013, has shown that the swimming operation since April 2014 is self-sustaining. Done the right way, the Springs will be protected and will attract tourists for its wellness, historical and ecological attributes. Continue improving policies, practices, codes and permitting processes to enhance quality of life and emphasize the citys business-friendly environment to attract more jobs. Ensuring reasonable codes and policies will strengthen our foundation to achieve the communitys established vision and goals identied in the comprehensive plan and long-range strategic plan. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? Since my election in 2010 I have demonstrated my unwavering service as the reliable voice in looking out for the public, always researching issues, listening to concerns, asking tough questions and challenging the status quo. Equally important is my continuous communication and accessibility to all residents and businesses. When I was elected in 2010, our city was faced with economic challenges. Based on previous spending trends, the city was on the verge of depleting its general fund reserves by 2013. Through cost-cutting measures, consolidation, reprioritizing projects and strategic use of surplus reserves, at the close of scal year 2013, the general fund reserve balance was at $10.7 million. Despite the recession, today North Port is thriving and has accomplished operational efciencies, maintained adequate reserves, enhanced public services, elevated community pride, achieved national and regional recognition, and continued to grow every year in population, businesses and jobs. My efforts have helped achieve progress keeping in stride with the communitys vision of a city that is scally responsible, environmentally friendly, safe, clean, attractive and vibrant with diverse opportunities. On a state and national level I have advocated on legislative issues that impact North Port including CDBG, CST, Sober Homes, municipal bond tax exemptions and transportation funding. I would be one of only two commissioners serving with experience prior to 2012 and fundamental knowledge of the innerworkings of city operations.Linda Yates, incumbentAge: 50 How long lived in North Port: Eightyears. Family: Husband Mark; daughter Barbie; three grandchildren, Allen, Allison and Gage; and five siblings. Education: Graduated high school in 1982 with honors regents diploma; received one-year schol arships from Brookhaven Memorial Medical Center, Burger King and first alternate from Medical Society; completed oneyear of study at State University of New York. Work history: Elected to the North Port City Commission in November 2010; small business owner of 23years in promotional products and marketing; worked in the emergency freight transportation industry, made appearances as a featured speaker on national radio and at interna tional conventions, and coached individuals pursuing new careers. Community involvement: Volunteer and participant with various local community initiatives including Drug-free Youth, Project Graduation, food drives and other programs focused on education, arts, culture, environment and public safety. Previous governmental offices held: North Port city commis sioner Seat 5 since 2010. YATES NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION SEAT 5NORTH PORT Before the lines were even drawn, North Port voters will have the opportunity to nix a charter amendment that would require City Commission candidates to reside in a district in order to qualify for election. A question on the primary ballot asks city voters whether they want to delete a provision they already voted in favor of creating. In November 2012, 57 percent of North Porters voted to add ve districts to the citys charter. The change would require commissioners to live in one of ve laid-out areas in order to run as a candidate for commission. After the provision was decided upon, the 2016 general election was chosen as the rst election in which candidates would have to follow the new guidelines. In March, commissioners said the residents vote in favor of the district issue may not have been an informed one, and opted to put a referendum back on the ballot that would give voters the chance to delete the district residency provision from the charter, a move they said would help North Porters better under stand the decision they previously made. That vote was 4-1, with Mayor Jim Blucher dissenting. At the end of May, commissioners approved 3-2 the second reading of the proposed ordinance, with Linda Yates and Blucher dissenting. Yates has stated numerous times that she was not in favor of reballoting the district issue, saying the commissioners had the responsibility of listening to residents and voters. I didnt support putting it on the ballot. In respect of the voters who were asked a question in 2012, theyve spoken, she said in late July. Whether or not I agree (with districting) is irrelevant. This is a democratic process, and we need to respect them. Yates said the residents she has heard from who were in favor of drawing up districts were not overly particular about the type of districts. For those who wanted it, it doesnt matter if its resident districts or representative districts. Thats what Ive found out about this issue coming up. Should voters say, we dont want to repeal this we will have until the end of December to draw those lines, she said. The district lines would have to be drawn during a busy rst 90 days for soonto-be new in-house city attorney Mark Moriarty. Yates said he would likely help to get the lines drawn for the ve districts if the amendment deleting the residency provision is rejected by voters. The issue would be up to Moriarty, though a special magistrate or judge could be brought in for the proj ect if needed. Yates also spoke about the ballot itself. Im very concerned with the ballot and way the question is on there and when its being re-balloted. The rst referendum was on the general elections. We had over 20,000 people vote then, she said. Now with the primary, well only have a small percentage of that. Blucher has also voiced his concern over the district charter amendments reballoting. I dont think its proper timing for districting. (But) the public has voted, and I think we need to respect that. It doesnt pay to question the voters like that, he said in May.Email: sgholar@sun-herald.comDistricts back on North Port ballotBy SAMANTHA GHOLARSTAFF WRITER ELECTIONI 4t


Page 14 Friday, August 15, 2014 SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2Why did you decide to run for this seat? I am excited about the opportunity to represent a larger group of constituents, as I feel I have a useful skill set that would complement the BCC. As a small business owner, I know what it means to sign the front of a paycheck, not just the back. This will offer a private sector philosophy to local government, limited government and limited taxes. As a public ofcial I also know the importance of accountability and transparency. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? I believe the most signicant countywide issue is the funding of road infrastructure. In recent years, capital costs have escalated signicantly and reliance on the current matrix for funding will most likely be inadequate. The county should utilize more of a hybrid funding program. This should include impact fees, penny surtax revenues and most importantly, support from state and local governments. Also, more attention should be directed to gaining community condence that projects are being completed in an equitable manner, meaning no specic area of the county is being favored or neglected over another. In addition, working more collaboratively with our municipalities on issues like homelessness and comprehensive planning is very important. These issues provide to great of a challenge to address unilaterally. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? My record on the Sarasota City Commission illustrates that I am not afraid to tackle the challenges that come with difcult issues. As a small business owner, I have been an advocate for economic development and scal responsibility. If elected to the County Commission, I will represent and act in the best interest of the entire county. As a city commissioner, my policy has been to meet with and work with anyone; this will not change. We have a wonderful county and we can all work together to make it even better.Paul CaragiuloAge: 40 Political party: Republican. Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: Sarasota; moved to the area in 1990 from New York. Family: Wife, Nicola (Nikki); two daughters, Sophie and Caroline. Education: Monmouth College, West Long Branch, N.J.; State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College); Accademia Verdiana, Busseto, Italy. Work history: Restaurateur. Community involvement: National Eagle Scout Association; Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association; U.S.Golf Association; Sarasota County NAACP; Sarasota Tiger Bay Club; Sarasota Gun Club; National Sporting Clays Association; Congress of the New Urbanism; Downtown Sarasota Alliance; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Kiwanis International; Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Club; City of Sarasota Citizens Academy; City of Sarasota Bobby Jones Golf Course Advisory Board; City of Sarasota Civil Service Board; Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections precinct clerk; Board of Directors, Crowley Museum and Nature Center; Two Rivers District Committee Boy Scouts of America; Palm Avenue Merchants Association; Board of Directors, The Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota. Previous governmental offices held: Sarasota City Commis sion, 2011-present; Sarasota Tourist Development Council, 2011present; Manasota League of Cities, 2011-present; Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee and Florida League of Cities, 2011-present. CARAGIULO The winner of the Republican Sarasota County Commission District 2 contest faces an unaffiliated candidate, Alexandra Coe, and two write-in opponents in November. Why did you decide to run for this seat? I decided to run when the county ethics ofcer was red. One of my top priorities is to return integrity to Sarasota County government. If you want status quo, I am not your candidate. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? I am opposed to changing the 2050 plan. The abandonment of scal neutrality will place the cost of growth onto the taxpayer. It will also set up competition for infrastructure dollars at the cost of South County projects. In my many years of serving on the City Planning Board, I have learned the negative effects that urban sprawl has on our community. Only with proper planning will Sarasota County maintain its high quality of life. I want to return integrity to Sarasota County government. The homeless issue needs to be addressed. A come-as-you-are shelter will not solve the problem. It has no requirements on the homeless and will only perpetuate the increase of homelessness in our community. Chronic homelessness is costly to our community. Currently, 20 percent of our county jail population is homeless. We cannot arrest our way out of the problem. I believe a better alternative is to establish a program that addresses the mental health and substance abuse of our homeless. We all agree that we want a clean and safe downtown. I do not support building a come-asyou-are shelter. It will not solve the homeless problem throughout the county. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? I have the proven leadership in protecting the taxpayers interests. I have never voted for a tax increase. My core values and ethical integrity will guide me as I represent everyone in Sarasota County, not the special interest groups.Shannon SnyderAge: 48 Political Party: Republican. Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: Lifetime resident of Sarasota County. Family: Wife, Teresa Taft; children, Ashley, 24, Hunter, 22, Chase, 19, Amanda, 15, Samantha, 14. Education: Sarasota High School class of 1983; State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College). Work history: Served 25years with the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office, retired. Community involvement: Past president, Arlington Park Association. Previous governmental offices held: Currently a Sara sota city commissioner; mayor, city of Sarasota 2013-2014; vice chair, Manatee/Sarasota Metropolitan Planning Organization, 2014; chairman, city of Sarasota Planning Board; city of Sarasota Transportation Board; Sarasota Memorial Hospital Neighborhood Advisory Board; Charter Review Board, city of Sarasota, 2010-2011. SNYDER ST AY INFORMED! F o r t h e b e s t F o r t h e b e s t F or the best i n l o c a l i n l o c a l in local, n a t i o n a l n a t i o n a l national a n d a n d and w o r l d n e w s w o r l d n e w s w orld news, l o o k n o l o o k n o look no f u r t h e r t h a n t h e f u r t h e r t h a n t h e further than the iU4DVisit your local animal : ,shelter today!Port Charlotte/Punta GordaThe Animal Welfare League3519 Drance St.941-625-6720 or www.awlshelter.orgEnglewoodSuncoast Humane Society6781 San Casa Dr.941-474-7884 or www.humone.orgEARS Animal Rescue Society145 W. 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Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 15 SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4The winner of the Republican Sarasota County Commission District 4 contest faces Democrat Ray Porter and John Minder, who is running without party affiliation, in November. Why did you decide to run for this seat? Ive had a 30year interest in the working and financing of county government. Now that there are term limits and my retirement is completed, I felt the timing was appropriate. The achievement of my financial goals, along with finding all of my family in a good place, finalized my decision to file for the office now. Ive spent 30 years in Sarasota deeply involved in the business world, the nonprofit world, county and regional planning commissions, and civic involvement boards, and Ive worked with citizens in all parts of the county. I will be a calm, capable, technically competent, emotionally prepared member. I have built many budgets for many businesses in many places. I believe its time for an accountant and a planner who has negotiated many contracts and professional proposals to have a seat on the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Control the budget and taxes as an experienced small business owner with a degree in accounting, I am serious about controlling budgets. I know that we need to keep our expenses in line and live within our means to keep taxes low for our families, seniors and business owners. Grow and diversify our economy to sustain a vibrant community, we must grow and diversify our economy. Making Sarasota County an even better place to do business will create job opportunities for todays workers and our children in the future. Make our quality of life even better we are fortunate to live in such a beautiful community and I am committed to preserving and improving our wonderful quality of life. As your county commissioner, you can count on me to always make this my top priority. What makes you more qualified for the post than your opponents? For the past 30 years, I have lived, worked and built four businesses in our community, providing hundreds of well-paying jobs. My three children went to school here and they thrived here. I have two decades of public service on county, regional and state planning and decision-making boards. I have several decades of volunteer service on nonprofit boards, including Suncoast Blood Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Manasota Goodwill. I still serve on these nonprofits and on the Sarasota County Sheriffs Advisory Board. Ive served on the Nokomis Fire Commission and the boards of several chambers of commerce. For 30 years I have been a hardworking member of our community. I offer to the citizens of Sarasota County a calm, capable, technically competent, sturdy person. I am a lifelong conservative Republican. As an accountant and a certified planner, I will bring a new perspective to the board. My planning and accounting skills will help plan our future, repair and lay out our infrastructure needs, and make decisions about our $1.1 billion annual county budget.Alan MaioAge: 64 Political party: Republican. Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: Nokomis resident for more than 30years. Family: Wife Nancy; three adult children. Education: Graduated from Seton Hall University. Work history: During my 30years of living in Sarasota County, I have built four businesses. My wife and I, for nearly two decades, have had a vacation rental business in Gatlinburg, Tenn. We still have this business. In addition, we had the two Frosted Mug restaurants in Sarasota County from 1984-1996. For the last 17years, until my retirement in April2014, I was a principal in an employee-owned, national planning, engineering, environmental and landscape architecture firm, Kimley-Horn and Associates. Community involvement: Sarasota County Code Enforcement Board, Sarasota County Board of Zoning Appeals, Sarasota County Planning Commission, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Regional Council Association, member of the Florida Planning & Zoning Association, Venice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department, Sarasota County Sheriffs Advisory Board, Suncoast Blood Bank treasurer and board member, Goodwill Manasota Board member, Nokomis Area Civic Association Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Board of Directors. Previous governmental offices held: None. MAIO Why did you decide to run for this seat? As a citizen advocate for 12 years, I wanted to continue to serve the community as a public servant. I want to be a part of our local government and help create policies that will take into account the concerns of the citizens of Sarasota County. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Fiscal responsibility and accountability as Sarasota County faces a decit in 2017 with a long list of unfunded major capital projects, we need to tighten budgets and not spend money on things we dont absolutely need. Our tax dollars should be allocated to essential government services such as safety (Sheriffs Ofce and Fire) and improved roads. We should not make deals with developers to discount the purchase of county-owned land. Ethics the county must be transparent and ethical. We need to create an independent ethics commission elected by the Sarasota County voters. We should also put all county commissioners emails online (instead of the 1 percent now displayed). Being the voice of the citizens as an advocate of the citizens of Sarasota County for 12 years, I have listened to our local citizens concerns and comments. Citizens have asked for better roads, high-paying jobs and more scal accountability, and they expect high ethics and integrity from our leaders. As a county commissioner, I will continue to work hard as our citizens advocate. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? I am the true voice of Sarasota County citizens. I have volunteered hundreds of hours as a civic leader representing citizens with problems involving land use and zoning, protection of property values and controlling government spending and accountability.Lourdes RamirezAge: 52 Political party: Republican. Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: Siesta Key resident since 1999. Family: Married; no kids. Education: Masters in business administra tion (MBA), Iona College. Work history: Currently, business marketing consultant. 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Page 16 Friday, August 15, 2014 SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1The Sarasota County School Board is a nonpartisan board. If no one in the District 1 race gets a majority of the votes in the primary, there will be a runoff in November between the top two vote-getters. Why did you decide to run for this seat? I began to consider running for the District 1 School Board seat late in 2012, in anticipation of my 2014 retirement from the school district. But the incumbent, Carol Todd, was a longtime friend and I would not have run against her. When she resigned this past March and when in April I saw who had filed to run, I felt I had to run to ensure our school systems excellence would continue. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? There are three big issues to be addressed: To expand our recent successful efforts at closing the achievement gap. The school district should work with local governments, foundations and community groups to expand pre-K programs so that entering kindergarten students are better prepared. Then, with flexibility provided by the Legislature to excellent school districts, our district can craft innovative programs that meet the needs of struggling students. The need to expand our efforts to connect with local employ ers to ensure their applicants have the proper skills and cer tifications. Sarasota County Technical Institutes recent successful precision machining class made possible by the cooperation of Career Edge, the local SAMA Manufacturers Association, Sarasota County and others needs to be replicated for other industries. The need to monitor the implementation and assessment of the Florida Standards. School Board members must ensure the standards are addressed through an appropriate cur riculum selected with teachers input, that all teachers receive proper professional development, that all instructional materials are appropriate and that the assessments are fair. We will then work with other districts, the Florida Department of Education and the Legislature to make necessary changes. I will work hard with my colleagues on each of these important issues. What makes you more qualified for the post than your opponents? I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the seat because experience matters. In April, I retired after 35 years in local public education, serving initially for nine years as Manatee County Schools first school social worker, strengthening families and assisting teachers. I later supervised the truancy program and the homeless student grant, and also led efforts to redraw school attendance zones. In 1995 I was hired by Sarasota County Schools as the elementary student services supervisor. Later I supervised the grants office, dropout prevention, charter schools, school choice, student assessment and attendance zones. For my final 11 years I was the director of long-range planning, acquiring property for future schools, collaborating with local governments, representing the School Board on all local planning commissions and leading prioritization of the capital budget. In addition to my work experience, I have been a community leader and volunteer at the local and state levels. I have been an active member of five local boards, twice serving as president, and have been president of two statewide professional organizations. I have been a volunteer tutor and mentor to students, and a volunteer visitor to senior shut-ins. I am known throughout the county as fair, honest, hard-working, a problem-solver, and not controlled by partisan politics or ideology. My work history, proven leadership, personal attributes, knowledge of Florida and its school laws, and love for this school district and county combine to make me the most qualified candidate.Ken MarshAge: 63 Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: I moved to the area in 1979 so my daughter could start kindergarten here. For the past 18years I have lived on a sailboat on Longboat Key; for the past 10years we have been docked at a slip we own at the Longboat Key Club Moorings Marina. The home lifestyle provides a wonderful balance to my intense work pace. Family: I am married to Dr. Tanice Knopp, a retired university professor, former special education teacher and current coordinator of the Volunteer and Partnership Program for Sarasota County Schools. I have one daughter, Erin, a middle school science teacher. Education: In 1968 I entered Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering, but soon learned I had no affinity for engineering at all. In 1973 I graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. In 1978 I graduated from the University of Georgia with a master of social work degree, with an emphasis in gerontology. In 1979 I received a post-masters certificate in gerontology, also from U.Ga. From 2003-04 I participated in an executive MBA program at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. I earned 24 credits but left the program when the schedule changed; my evening responsibilities at the school district precluded me continuing. In addition, for 14years I attained recognition in the Academy of Certified Social Workers; since 2008 I have maintained professional recognition in the American Institute of Certified Planners. Work history: Prior to my 35years of local public school work experience, I was a juvenile probation officer, a houseparent at a group home for delinquent boys, and a child abuse investigator. From 1987-1995, while employed by Manatee County Schools, I had a part-time private practice as a mental health counselor serving children and families. Community involvement: Over the past 35years I have been involved with many organizations, including the Manatee County United Way Board of Directors, American Cancer Society volunteer, SCOPE, JFCS Board of Directors and volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, Manatee Community Council for Children Board of Directors, Sarasota County School District reading tutor, Leadership Manatee, Leadership Tampa Bay, Sarasota Civic League Board of Directors, Temple Emanu-El Board of Trustees and the Manatee County Childrens Services Advisory Board. Previous governmental offices held: This is my first run for elected office. I did serve from 2003-14 as the Sarasota County School Boards representative to the Sarasota County Planning Commission, the city of Sarasota Planning Board, the city of Venice Planning Commission and the city of North Port Planning and Zoning Advisory Board. MARSH Y our source f or fishing,boating and outdoor newse very Thursday only in y our Sun newspaper Why did you decide to run for this seat? There is nothing more important to a parent than ensuring their child has access to a world-class education, as education is the great equalizer. Critical decisions made by the School Board that will affect how and what our children will learn. As a mother of a young child, I feel that it is crucial to have a board member who will serve as a representative of the parents. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Ensuring the parents of Sarasota County have a voice on the School Board. We must open the lines of communication in order for parents voices to be heard and represented when it comes to our childrens education. Decisions must be made based on what is best at the local level. Ensuring we have scal responsibility and transparency when it comes to the spending of our hard-earned tax dollars. We are a well-funded school district. When we go through our budget, the question must always be, Is this in the best interest of our childrens education? If so, are the tax dollars being spent with the highest return on investment? Retaining and recruiting passionate, innovative and effective teachers. I believe education begins at home. However, teachers are a vital part of the equation. Outside of family, teachers play a crucial role in our childrens education and future success. We must focus on empowering our effective teachers and open lines of communication between the teachers and parents. A supportive partnership with teachers and parents will ensure accountability and success. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? As a businesswoman, an active member of our community and a mother of a young child, I will continue to provide a fresh perspective and a much-needed voice to our School Board. There are many issues facing the education of our children today. We need a representative for the parents and taxpayers whose sole focus is on providing the best education to the children of Sarasota County. Status quo is no longer an option.Bridget Ziegler Age: 32 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: City of Sarasota resident for nearly the last fouryears. Family: Married to Christian Ziegler; daughter, Reagan Reese Ziegler. Education: Florida International University, marketing. Work history: Commercial insurance producer, Al Purmort Insurance. Community involvement: Republican Party of Sarasota County; Sarasota Republican Womens Club; Children First; MakeA-Wish Foundation; Gulf Coast Builders Exchange; Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Sarasota, Adult; Leadership Sarasota, Youth (co-chair, 2014-2015); Asolo Repertory Theater. Previous governmental offices held: None; appointed to the School Board District 1 seat in June by Gov. Rick Scott, filling the vacancy created by Carol Todd, who resigned in April. ZIEGLER


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 17 SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1Why did you decide to run for this seat? There were issues I wanted to raise and I thought if I didnt take this chance to raise them, I would regret it. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? We need to restore the school resource ofcers to our elementary schools. To leave our youngest and most vulnerable population unprotected is, I believe, an invitation to tragedy. We have become comfortable and complacent with regard to our student achievement. Our recent FCAT scores and school grades underscore my point that we are sitting still and not moving forward. I want our teachers to be engaged in developing our next action plan. We need to begin moving forward and stop being satised to be a top ve district. We should be number one in Florida. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? I have been a student, parent, teacher and teacher representative in Sarasota County Public Schools. In addition I worked at the state level, serving two terms on the Education Standards Commission for the state of Florida. I was originally appointed by Gov. Bob Martinez and reappointed by Gov. Lawton Chiles. None of my opponents has the breadth of experience I have in the public schools of Sarasota County.Velton HodgesAge: 60 Where do you do reside/How long have you lived in the area: I am a native of Sarasota. Family: Married 36years; two daughters. Education: A.A. degree, Manatee Junior College (now State College of Florida); bache lors degree in education, University of Georgia; masters degree in education, University of Georgia. Work history: 34years as a teacher in Sarasota County Public Schools. Community involvement: Board member of United Way of Sarasota County, Allocations chair; board member of the Education Foundation. Previous governmental offices held: None. HODGES Why did you decide to run for this seat? In 2009, I retired as a professor at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York and relocated to Sarasota, Fla. I was then offered a position as a reading specialist at Keiser University. When I heard of (former School Board member) Carol Todds resignation, I decided to seek the open seat on the Sarasota School Board. Based on my educational background and experiences, I believe that I am qualied to serve. My educational background includes a bachelors degree in elementary education, a masters degree in special education and a doctorate in reading and language arts. I taught eight years in the city of Pittsburgh, grades 4-8, before accepting a college position. During my tenure at St. Bonaventure University, I served as chair of the Graduate Reading Department for 24 years and as dean of the School of Education for 17 years. Additionally, I served on the Olean City Board of Education for 15 years. Currently, I am a board member of the Literacy Council of Sarasota. I truly enjoy working with board member, administrators, teachers and other members of the educational community to meet the needs of three constituencies: students/parents, school district employees and taxpayers. Based on my educational background, experiences and a passion for education, I believe that I am qualied to be a member of the Sarasota School Board. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? I wholeheartedly support the implementation of the Florida Standards. In education, as in life, there are no panaceas, but I do believe that the Florida Standards (aka Common Core) can lead to higher student achievement. As a professor, I have witnessed the decline of reading skills in our college students for the last 40 years. Certainly, there will be growing pains and missteps along the way, but I do not doubt the nobility of the Common Cores purpose. One advantage is that teachers, as professionals, are to have more options and freedom concerning how they will meet the Florida Standards. I will strongly support their right to decide how to meet these standards. Because there has been a proliferation of charter schools in Sarasota County, I shall be reluctant to support additional charter schools even though the State Board of Education has the nal authority. In one year (2013-2014), there was a $10 million increase in money for charter schools. Approximately $50 million is taken from the school operating budget to pay for the 12 charter schools that we currently have. There are seven potential charter schools in the ofng. Charter schools are great, but I am not convinced the public can afford more than the 12 we already have. I fear that we run the risk of cannibalizing our school system. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponents? Based on my educational background and experiences, I believe that I am qualied to serve on the Sarasota School Board. I have a doctorate in reading and language arts, and experience as a public school teacher, as a professor of education and as a school board member. Additionally, I served on a county legislature and on a housing authority board. Currently, I am serving as a board member and as a tutor for the Sarasota Literacy Council. While I work well with others, I have demonstrated to my colleagues and fellow board members that I am a voice, not an echo. I have no problems in stating my opinions and respectfully disagreeing. Every public board has a duciary responsibility to taxpayers, and I am committed to spending every tax dollar as though it were my own. Because I believe that school boards should be nonpartisan, that money corrupts and a lot of money corrupts a lot, I am not accepting any campaign contributions from individuals, groups or organizations. Another issue that may set me apart is my call for a moratorium on additional charter schools. Charter schools take over $50 million a year from the Sarasota operating budget. As a product of Catholic schools, I fully under stand the value and attraction of private and charter schools, but we must not cannibalize our public schools. How many charter schools are enough? Finally, we must always keep our eye on what is most important classroom instruction.Paul SchaferAge: 71 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Sarasota, for fiveyears. Family: Single. Education: B.S. in elementary education, Slippery Rock University; M.S. in special education, University of Pittsburgh; Ed.D in reading and language arts, University of Pittsburgh. Work history: Teacher, Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1965-1973; professor, St. Bonaventure University, 1973-2009; professor, Keiser University, 2009-present. Community involvement: Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) legislator, 12years; Olean Housing Authority Board Member, eightyears; Olean Youth Bureau, fiveyears; Olean Community Theatre; Sarasota Literacy Council Board Member, current; Sarasota Literacy Council Tutor, current. Previous governmental offices held: Olean (N.Y.) School Board member, 15years; Cattaraugus County legislator, 12years; Olean Housing Authority, eightyears. SCHAFER D A V E I V A N K O V I C D AVE I V AN K O VIC Common Sense Business Approach by a Local Business Leader 50475175 PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY DAVE IVANKOVIC, REPUBLICAN FOR CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4. For Charlotte County Commissioner, District 4 For Our Community V O T E VOTE 0


Page 18 Friday, August 15, 2014 SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 4Why are you running for re-election? I ran for this ofce in 2006 to bring stability and leadership to the School Board and district. I believe I have done that. The appointment of Superintendent Lori White helped to boost morale among our staff and condence in our community. We worked together through tough budget years and kept student achievement up. I would like to continue this work and be part of the team that appoints Loris replacement when she retires in three years. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? The budget will continue to be a big issue. We need to continue to provide high quality educational opportunities for our students and continue to keep strong reserve fund balances. The FCAT replacement tests and the performance pay mandates pose unique challenges. We need to support our teachers as we adopt to these new requirements. We need to continue the work to see improved student outcomes, especially in our lowestperforming students. Finding a replacement for Lori White. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? Experience and hands-on work, both in the schools and our community. My experience in the Legislature has helped me to under stand the complicated funding formula the state uses to set local school property tax rates and how they allocate funds to our schools. That and my work with the Florida School Boards Association has helped me to keep abreast of changes in educational laws. My opponent wants to turn back the more rigorous Florida State Standards that were adopted in 2010 and updated in 2014. A school board member must follow the laws passed by the Legislature. If she wants to change them, she should run for the Legislature. She also worked with a group that tried to ban a world history textbook that was criticized by political pundits from our schools and wants to make it easier for people to ban them in the future. I feel this would distract the board from our mission and bring discord to the school district.Shirley Brown, incumbentAge: 61 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Sarasota for the past 30years. Family: Married to husband Jack for 39years; one son, Jack and his wife, Leah, who have two kids who attend Sarasota County schools; one daughter, Angela, a teacher who has a 4-year-old daughter. Work history: Business owner; Florida legislator, 1992-2000; School Board member, 2006-present. Community involvement: Florida School Boards Association; Tobacco Free Partnership, chair; SPARCC board, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center; League of Women Voters; Community Alliance; Church of the Palms after-school tutoring program; Sarasota Tiger Bay Club; American Cancer Society; Sierra Club. Previous governmental offices held: 1992-2000, Florida House of Representatives; 1991-1992, State Coordinating Council for Early Childhood Services; 1993-1996, Florida Commission on Tourism; 1993-1996, Florida Film Commission; 1995-1997, Florida Task Force on Juvenile Sex Offenders and Their Victims; 2008-2010, Value Adjustment Board. BROWN Why did you decide to run for this seat? I am running to represent parents, teachers and our community who have serious concerns over the Florida Standards and the new assessment testing. Four years ago, our School Board gave up district control over curriculum by applying for Race to the Top grants. At that point, course materials began to be adopted that were aligned to standards that had not, and would not, be determined until later, well before Florida Standards were signed into law. This is federal overreach into states and local rights. The standards have not been proven to raise student achievement nor proven to effectively evaluate teachers. Before going ahead with this experiment, where was due diligence to properly vet these new standards and materials? Where was the transparency and public debate? Publishers are pushing course materials aligned to the new standards. A D.C. corporation is administering our tests. Course materials and tests are big business. High-stakes testing measuring student performance is tied to district funding and teacher pay. Florida Standards are 99 percent Common Core standards. Restoring local control over our childrens curriculum, as guaranteed by Floridas Constitution, is what needs to be done. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? Control of our curriculum and course materials. I will work to restore control of our curriculum as guaranteed by Floridas Constitution and Florida law. We must resist adopting course materials simply because they are aligned to state standards and tests. Parental review of course materials. As of July, Florida law provides that a district school board must have instructional materials policies that allow a parent to object to his or her childs instructional materials, with a description of the process to handle objections and provide for resolution; allow a parent to contest the district school boards adoption of instructional materials, with requirements to notice and hold the hearing on the challenge; and notify a parent of the ability to access his or her childs instructional materials online. It will be my priority to develop a process for parental review. Eliminate highstakes testing: Relying on test scores to sanction or reward teachers actually hurts education. Teaching to the test is not education, it is training. It teaches what to think, not how to think. Its not that we dont need to use assessments, but it should be targeted at the classroom level. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I am comfortable with nancials because of my training as a Series 7 registered representative. My administrative skills come from my experience working for ambassadors and CEOs. I participated with coalitions in recent state public hearings where efforts have led to modications to the new Florida Standards. I successfully petitioned legislators to address student data mining and pass SB 864 into law. This law recognizes districts have curriculum control and directs school boards to have a process in place for parental input over course materials. I recognize Florida Standards and new assessment testing are law. Standards are only as good as those who write them, and these standards were not adequately validated. The two eminent educators on the validation committee refused to sign off on the standards. For now, our district must work to set our own curriculum that truly educates students and exceeds state standards. My rst priority will always be the education, well-being, individuality, safety and privacy of all students in Sarasota.Helen WolffAge: 55 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: I have lived in Sarasota for 25years. Family: My husband and I have two sons. Education: Foreign classic education back ground baccalaureate certificate, 1976; honors graduate, Institute of Modern Languages, Ghent, Belgium, 1979; degree in modern languages (interpreter/trans lator), French, Dutch, English and German; degree in secretarial studies; Series 7 registered representative. Work history: Belgian Navy, translation, Belgium; executive secretary to two ambassadors, Belgian consulate general, New York City; executive secretary to CEO EuroPartners, Hottinger Brothers (bank consortia), NYC. Community involvement: Pine View School volunteer; Temple Sinai volunteer. Previous governmental offices held: None. WOLFF V" Uhwff4mVisit your local animal..-shelter today!Port Charlotte/Punta GordaThe Animal Welfare League3519 Drance St. '!' ;941-625-6720 or www.awlshelter.orgEnglewoodSuncoast Humane Society6781 San Casa Dr. ''941-474-7884 or www.humane.orgEARS Animal Rescue Society Al%145 W. Dearborn St.941-475-0636 or www.ears4life.comDesoto`,I =DeSoto County Animal Control2048 NE McKay St., 863-933-4855 _; .,


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 19 SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 5Why are you running for re-election? To be the best advocate I can be for our school district. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? My leadership is needed as we move toward a new superintendent in three years and work through the new tests, assessments and teacher evaluations. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? My opponent is a singleissue candidate who did not vote in the referendum and has very limited knowledge of how our school system works nancially. I have worked tirelessly to pass referendums, and lobbied the Legislature for additional money to put a technical school in North Port. The four pillars of my campaign are student achievement, student success, nancial stability and community involvement. Visit my website, www. Goodwin4school, for more information.Jane Goodwin, incumbentAge: 68 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: I have been a Venice resident for 16years. Family: One daughter; two grandchildren. Education: West Rome High School, Rome, Ga.; bachelor of arts in business adminis tration and business education, University of Georgia. Work history: High school teacher; director of marketing and community relations for the YMCA of Sarasota; executive vice president of the Sarasota Home Builders Associ ation; marketing representative for IBM; regional sales manager, Silent Knight Corp. Community involvement: I worked as a volunteer for 15years, including mentoring students one-on-one. Other involvement includes work with Any Given Child, Community Youth Development, Citizens for Better Schools, JOY Inc. and Samaritan Counseling Services. Previous governmental offices held: I have served since 2010 on the School Board and have been the chair for the past twoyears. GOODWIN Why did you decide to run for this seat? My biggest concern has been Common Core. The primary motivating factor for getting into the race was (School Board Chairwoman) Jane Goodwins response to my entry in the eld. She said that Common Core was already implemented and that train had already left the station, and they were moving on to other things. That did it for me. Both the school boards and the state accepted the money offered through the stimulus package of 2009 with the condition of accepting and implementing Common Core before they even knew what Common Core was. It was clear from Ms. Goodwins response that the School Board had no intention of doing anything other than accepting what was coming. The lack of communication and information being made public about Common Core is appalling. You keep hear ing about Common Core standards as if that was all Common Core was. To anyone who has looked even casually at Common Core, you realize that, as designed, it is a package of standards, curriculum, testing and data mining. The incumbents brag about having made 97 changes to Common Core standards. That says two things one, they know it can be changed, and two, 45 changes (97 if you include adding calculus to the standards) out of 974 standards is a piddling amount. This past legislative session, Florida passed laws directed at limiting the cur riculum control and data mining aspects of Common Core. The testing aspect is still up in the air. You need a school board that will be engaged in these issues rather than ignore them, and a board that will fully inform the citizens they are supposed to represent. What do you hope to accomplish/what are the big issues you see need tackling? What I hope to accomplish is to better represent the citizens while on the board and represent the school to the citizens. That means making sure the citizens concerns are heard, respected and responded to in a responsible way and that the citizens better understand the challenges that face the schools. The MGT study that was done a few years back still has some recommendations that need to be followed up on and implemented. Two issues that I might address rst would be supporting differ entiated instruction techniques and providing greater public clarity on budgeting issues and very transparent accountability on the use of our tax dollars. The big issues are to move Sarasota schools up the scale of rankings to number one from the places further down the scale that it has held the past few years, and to select a new superintendent upon Lori Whites upcoming retirement in 2017 with a smooth transition. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? It seems that I have a better grasp of the issues and pressures being foisted upon our schools by outside forces. I am also less inclined to just accept what comes without fully understanding the issues and without full disclosure to and generous input from the public. Fortunately, several of our locally elected ofcials currently serving us in Tallahassee, and both candidates now running for state ofce in our area, see the dangers of Common Core and their past votes and current campaign promises show a desire to help limit the damage headed our way from this four-fold catastrophe. We need local School Board members and state legislators who are on the same page.Randy McLendonAge: 60 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Englewood; moved here from Georgia in 1998. Family: Married to Joni Knight McLendon; two children, Joy and Joshua; grandson, Bladyn. Education: Bachelors of business administration in marketing, University of Georgia in Athens, 1976; masters of divinity in theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1979. 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Page 20 Friday, August 15, 2014 SARASOTA CHARTER REVIEW BOARD DISTRICT 1 SARASOTA CHARTER REVIEW BOARD DISTRICT 5Buchard is Democratic candidate Although Emily Chalker Lane will appear on the Democratic primary ballot, she has elected to drop out of the race for Sarasota Charter Review Board District 1. That means Democrat Valerie Buchand will face the Republican primary winner in November. Why did you decide to run for this seat? I am running for the Charter Review Board to serve the citizens of Sarasota County. My two kids attended Riverview High School and my stepdaughter attended Booker High School in Sarasota. Serving on the CRB is a way to return some of the time and effort that my children received from the schools. It would be a great honor to serve the citizens of Sarasota County on the Charter Review Board. What makes you more qualified for the post than your opponents? Thanks to my service in the U.S. Navy for 26 years in both active and reserve units, I have seen a lot of local governments and their actions. I was stationed in Philadelphia, Pa., Norfolk, Va., San Diego, Calif., and Mayport, Fla. Ive also lived in Sarasota County since 1999 and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. Throughout my adult life, Ive analyzed how governments work through decision making and charter formation. I fully appreciate the election of Charter Review Board members embodied in the Sarasota County Charter. It allows the citizens of Sarasota County to consider deliberately, carefully and completely any amendments proposed by individuals or groups in the county.Paul Cajka Sr., Republican Why did you decide to run for this seat? Growing up in a family with gener ations of military service, I developed early on a great reverence for this nation and the principles embodied in our constitution. To me, the constitution is the bedrock upon which the patriots laid the foundations of these United States. I feel this document is not to be treated trivially or as outdated. Here in Sarasota, because of home rule, we have a charter the constitution for our county, if you will. As I see it, the charter establishes for the county government the powers it may wield and the limits it must operate within. The charter is the framework within which our elected officials carry out their duties as public servants. The Charter Review Board is charged with reviewing and recommending changes to the County Charter the structure of our local government. This is a task that requires deliberation and thoughtful analysis, not political activism. No influence of party affiliation should play a part in the operation or deliberation of the CRB. I am not a politician by trade and I have only run for public office once before. I have no agenda other than to ensure our government here in Sarasota can run with efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and respect for the rights and desires of the voters. I have done this over the past three years in office and will continue to do so. What makes you more qualified for the post than your opponents? Before seeking office, I developed an appreciation for and strived to fully under stand the complexity of the consideration process for proposed amendments to the charter by actively attending board meetings. Actually being at meetings was key to gaining the understanding that led me to be an effective representative for my district and productive board member. Not everyone seeking to be on the board has made this kind of effort. In three years of service on the Charter Review Board, I have served on special committees, chaired committees, served as vice chair and been elected the current chairman. Though I was not the senior member, I was honored my fellow board members would entrust me with the responsibility of ensuring the efficient function of our board. During my tenure Ive worked to ensure the openness and independence of the board. Knowing the input of the public is the main driver of the workings of the board, I continue to fight to ensure their access is not curtailed. All sides of an issue should have a fair hearing before any decision on a proposal is made. The combination of familiarity with the board prior to office as well as the numer ous positions I have held while serving on it give me a wealth of experience that makes me uniquely qualified as a candidate. My dedication to ensuring our Sarasota County government can run efficiently, with fiscal responsibility and respect for the rights and desires of voters, is what makes me the right candidate.Steve Fields, RepublicanWhy did you decide to run for this seat? I considered running for the open Charter Review Board seat in my district in 2012 until I learned a gentleman I respect a lot, John Fellin, was interested in the position. John had demonstrated the kind of thoughtful approach I think the CRB job requires during his years on the Planning Commission and I chose to support him in that election. With a District 5 seat open again in 2014, I decided to offer myself as candidate. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I have a long history of volunteer service to Sarasota County, having served on advisory committees for more than a decade, providing advice on a wide range of projects from recreation amenities to central utilities and land-use decisions to highway landscaping. I received an incredible opportunity to experience the innerworkings of local government. I feel the knowledge gained from those and other life experiences gives me the advantage of a community-wide perspective needed for this job.Bruce Dillon, RepublicanEditors note: Slider provided an answer to only this question. Why did you decide to run for this seat? I ran for Charter Review Board because we are still facing many of the same issues we had two years ago when I ran for Sarasota County commissioner. I have three main ideas to get the county back on track and restore condence in our elected ofcials: I would like to work on the formation of an independent ethics commission to help resolve the ethics issues that have plagued our county. The question of term limits for consti tutional ofcers needs to be reopened. There is currently a loophole that allows a Charter Review candidate to accept a campaign contribution amount greater than the $200 candidates for other elected positions are allowed to accept. Addressing these three issues together would be the rst steps in restoring public condence and encourage more individuals to participate in public service. I am encouraged by the number of candidates who have stepped forward to make a difference this election cycle. No longer should we have unopposed candidates or have well-qualied individuals discour aged from participating in public service.Brian Slider, Republican ELECTIONZt 'SEE NEWS HAPPENING?CALLUSCharlotte DeSoto North Port Englewood941.206.1000 663.494.7600 941.429.3000 94141.3000


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 21 SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD CENTRAL SEAT 2 SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD NORTHERN SEAT 1Why are you running for re-election? As the incumbent, I have demonstrated the value my experience can add to the boards deliberation. I have over 20 years of hospital board experience in New York, including over 10 years chairing the board quality committee. As a result of my Human Resources and pension plan duciary experience, I have been appointed treasurer and Investment Committee chairperson. With my engineering and utility experience, I have been part of the design and construction team selection committee for several construction projects at the hospital. Finally, with my over 30 years of management and executive experience, I have been able to contribute to the two key roles of the Hospital Board: hiring, compensating and guiding the CEO; and advising on the development of the strategic plan and approving the funding for its implementation. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I feel my experiences and the demonstrated ability to apply them to meet the needs of the board and the hospital make me the most qualied candidate. My additional experience in electronic health care records networking and benet plan administration also gives me a good insight into the changing health delivery landscape and understanding of the future options for the hospital.Joseph DeVirgilio Jr., Republican, incumbent Why did you decide to run for this seat? My mission is to pur sue and demand the following from the Sarasota Memorial Hospital administration and board members: truthful transparency, clarity, prudent and responsible decision-making and future accountability in all matters; respect and more respect for the taxpayers money, which continues to be used for arrogant spending and expansion; and full compliance with state of Florida Sunshine laws. Our taxes paid to SMH are an average of $10 million per year from 1998 to 2003 and an average of $46 million per year from 2006 to 2013. Thats an approximate 460 percent increase in dollars. Millage rates increased 290 percent from 0.3740 up to 1.0863. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I am the only candidate who is a former Sarasota Memorial Hospital employee and whistleblower. Also, during 2014, I have been a regular attendee at most of the public board and committee meetings as a concerned citizen guest so I can better understand what they do and how they make decisions. Truth-seeking, scally conservative taxpayers should be advised that I do have some unique knowledge of SMH from an insider perspective. My goal is to pursue more cost-effective, quality care for some of our less-fortunate citizens and veterans perhaps through VA vouchers, a venture with the SMH community medical clinic (CMC) or through some faith-based joint venture, as Sarasota Jewish and Christian communities are very generous. Simple promise if elected, I will put out a monthly newsletter/blog for the taxpayers with truthful information about respect for your tax dollars and other observations.Michael Sutphin, RepublicanWhy did you decide to run for this seat? To maintain and improve the nationally ranked Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and to retain its status as a not-for-prot public institution; to deal with any nancial uncertainty that might exist in a manner that will protect the public tax dollars; to ensure that the hospital is scally responsible, conservative and a good steward of our public tax dollars; and to work toward the delivery of affordable health care to our community. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? As a current elected ofcial (on the Sarasota County Charter Review Board), I have had the privilege of serving our community over the last 16 years, with an emphasis on doing the right thing and being a champion for the people as a scal conservative. As a local health care provider, every day I witness the struggles and difcult decisions people make when it comes to their health care. It is imperative that we strive to improve our world-class health care system, while taking whatever steps we can to make it more accessible and affordable to all. I want to continue to serve my community, and I believe that my background as both a conservative elected leader and a local health care worker would benet both the hospital and our entire community. Stefan Butz, Republican Why are you running for re-election? As the incumbent and immediate past chair man, I want to continue the momentum that has been building for the past several years at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in all areas, both clinically and nancially. The recent rating by US News and World Report that puts SMH No. 1 in South Florida and No. 5 among all 265 Florida hospitals in overall patient care substantiates that the current board has overseen and guided a tremendous achievement by all our dedicated employees. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? Experience, experience, experience. The American Hospital Association states that the learning curve for a new hospital board member to become familiar with all the complex nancial details of a health care organization is over two years. I have 30 years of direct hospital board experience in notfor-prot, governmental, public health care institutions. A side note is that, with the other incumbents, we have a combined 89 years of hospital board service. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is a jewel of our community in all aspects it needs to continue on the same path that the current board has set from their experience as we all face the increasing challenges coming in health care from federal and state agencies, laws and regulations.Richard Merritt, Republican, incumbentThe Hospital Board races are Universal Primary contests. VeteranProsecutor FelonyDivisionChief,StateAttorneysOfce Colonel,U.S.Air ForceReserve ENDORSEDBY State Attorney Former 6-term State Attorney rfrntbfrrfntt rtrt Serving Manatee,Sarasota,and DeSoto rrState Senator ttrtManatee County Commissioner fttttDeSoto County tbftft Retired City of Sarasota tbftt Retired City of Venice tbftt Retired City of North Port tbftrrr Retired City of SarasotaPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Art Jackman (NP) for Circuit Judge,Twelfth Circuit. The Department of Defense and the Department of the Air Force do not endorse political candidates. 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Page 22 Friday, August 15, 2014 SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD NORTHERN SEAT 2 SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD SOUTHERN SEAT 1Why did you decide to run for this seat? When rst approached by the former CEO of Sarasota Memorial Hospital to become more involved, I was honored I had been considered. As a candidate, Im proud to say that SMH has and will continue to serve as a tremendous asset for our community. Ive been involved in the health care industry for the past 20 years, and it would be an honor to have the opportunity to give back through service on the SMH board. I am committed to SMHs mission of excellence in health care, which is why I was the rst person to sign the pledge supporting the hospital system. I support the great work of the board and hospital leadership, and hope for the opportunity to serve my community. The health care industry will be facing tremendous nancial challenges as the Affordable Care Act continues to be implemented. Today, existing Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement rates to hospitals dont cover the full cost of care. As a result of the ACA, hospital reimbursements for these programs continue to decline. The impacts for SMH will be approximately $9.4 million in 2014 and $15.6 million in 2015. SMH provides a signicant amount of charity care but will continue to face these challenges while caring for some of the 58,000 uninsured residents in Sarasota. I have a unique understanding of the challenges facing SMH as they continue to diversify services and create new offerings in an effort to reduce patient cost, which is why I am running. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? Bob Strasser, the incumbent, has done a very good job in his tenure as a board member. He has been a loyal and valuable trustee and should be commended for his work. My candidacy brings an updated and current industry base and market knowledge as a possible trustee. I am involved in the health care and hospital industry on local, Florida, Eastern Seaboard, Midwest and Southeast levels. My business background offers a signicant level of business, scal responsibility and strategic planning. This is in addition to being involved in the community in many areas. Thank you for your time and consideration of my candidacy. Jack Brill, Republican Why are you running for re-election? I have proudly served this hospital as a board member and past chairman for the past 20 years. Even though Im quite proud of our accomplishments and the current nancial condition of Sarasota Memorial Hospital, we must recognize that this is a critical time for the future of any medical facility. We face strong challenges in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and are in the process of appointing a new chief executive ofcer. Additionally, external forces are working to change our hospital, possibly privatizing it. An experienced board is critical in helping to successfully manage these challenges. I cannot envision a time when experience at the board level is more essential than today. The current Board of Directors collectively represents 66 years of hospital governance experience, and the results reect that fact. We need to keep our current board intact. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I have served 20 years on this Hospital Board and have 10 years experience on a previous board in Illinois. I have experience in hospital board management that my opponent simply does not have. Sarasota Memorial is today in the best nancial condition it has seen in years. It has won more awards and recognitions than most Florida hospitals, and is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation. While I cannot singly take credit for that success, I am proud to have played a key role. The current board, with a very deep bench of experience, along with top-tier management staff and an outstanding workforce, have worked in unison to achieve these goals. There are forces within the state but outside our community that wish to privatize SMH and make it a for-prot operation. This will deprive many in our county of essential medical care, as well as put unprotable areas, such as maternal and birthing services, at risk. We cannot let that happen. I have a strong record of both supporting and keeping Sarasota Memorial Hospital as Sarasotas County Hospital. My opponent will tell you he has signed a pledge to do the same. I do not have to sign the pledge. I have lived it for 20 years.Bob Strasser, Republican, incumbentWhy did you decide to run for this seat? I believe if the residents of Sarasota County elect me to the Hospital Board that they will be getting a proven leader one who is not willing to just let the status quo prevail. When dealing with health care, from our newborns to our seniors, it is important to have policymakers in place who are willing to do everything in their power to make sure quality health care is the utmost concern. I have a proven history of being a corroborator and a collaborator and will compromise on an issue if it means doing the greatest good for the greatest num ber. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is a countywide hospital and I feel that the southern part of our county is not getting the services it deserves for the taxes it pays. Electing me would denitely bring the discussion to the table on when and how we will have a full-service hospital in South County. The residents of South County have been paying the same in taxes as North County but do not have near the accessibility to all the services the hospital has to offer northern residents. For the reasons above and because I have never been one to sit on the sidelines when an issue needs to be tackled, I decided to run for the Hospital Board seat. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? More qualied? Thats kind of an awkward question. Im running against an incumbent and that already gives him the institutional knowledge for this position. I know and respect Mr. Darryl Henry. Having said that, just because my opponent is already at the post for this Hospital Board seat doesnt mean that my qualications dont match or exceed his. Every board Ive been on, whether I was elected or appointed, I was eventually given a leadership role. This speaks volumes for my ability to lead. Im able to bring unity to a board by respecting and including all members. I encourage participation and realize the constituents that placed me in that position are an integral part of my decision-making process. Ive been a public servant in health care my entire adult life. Im a captain/ paramedic with Pasco Fire Rescue. Im an instructor for the American Heart Association. My continuing education in health care has been ongoing since I rst became a reghter 16 years ago. I know how important quality patient care is. I also realize health care is vital to a thriving community. The biggest and most important qualication that I could offer is my willingness to listen and be prepared for every issue that will be before me. I am an excellent communicator; in my four years as an elected commissioner in the city of North Port I answered every phone call and email from my constituents. I plan on bringing that same passion and dedication to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.David Garofalo, RepublicanWhy are you running for re-election? Re-election to the Hospital Board would allow me to continue my efforts to expand the services offered to all residents of our county. During the past four years, we have added four urgent-care centers in South, North and East County, but that is only a start. Specically, North Port needs a hospital, and other areas of the county, like Englewood and Siesta Key, that are currently underserved need facilities. Sarasota Memorial Hospital is beginning a project to upgrade our current rehabilitation services. I want to see that project through to its nish. Additionally, I want to help with the renovation of existing facilities so every patient gets the best experience possible. I have a lifelong inter est in health care and medical issues, and I took post-graduate, health-related classes at State College of Florida specically to give me the background to do the work required. During my rst term, I have become more energized by the tasks the board performs. I have a deep commitment to SMH and in particular to the wonderful staff. I want to serve my fellow citizens and represent them to the best of my ability. More importantly, I believe in nishing what I start. I would like the opportunity to complete the work I started in my rst four years. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? My commitment to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the entire health care system is undisputed. I have a nearly perfect attendance record and have participated in numerous optional activities to benet the hospital and citizens of Sarasota County. I am retired; therefore, I can devote all my time to SMH. There are seven to 10 committee meetings a month, a public meeting and a host of other activities. I attend all the meetings and have also attended town hall sessions at all Sarasota Memorial Health Care System locations, recognition and awards ceremonies, and doctors and nurses days, to name only a few. My career prior to retirement included administrative and managerial experiences as well as nancial responsibilities that uniquely prepare me for the seat on the board, particularly the budget and audit portion of my responsibilities. In heading the Joint Warrior Interoperability program for the U.S. Defense Department, I worked with representatives from dozens of nations and supervised many individual programs. I was the direct supervisor of more than 150 military personnel, civilians and contractors, and administered an annual budget of over $43 million. After retiring, I was CEO of my own company, so I am no stranger to making tough decisions or dealing with complex personnel issues. I have learned so much in the past four years about the administration of our hospital. I have the experience and the knowledge to continue the SMH tradition of excellence. I promise you honesty, integrity and dedication.Darryl Henry, Republican, incumbent ELECTIONI 4t


Friday, August 15, 2014 Page 23 SARASOTA HOSPITAL BOARD SOUTHERN SEAT 2 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGEWhy are you running for re-election? I am one of the two Sarasota Hospital Board members representing South County. As the incumbent, I am running to continue my service to the community and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I have been on the Hospital Board for 12 years, and during that time the board and the Sarasota Memorial Hospital have made tremendous strides in the improving delivery of health care to the community. I attended the joint meeting with city commissioners when SMH committed to have a presence in North Port and watched as the North Port Emergency Room was built, opened and continues to serve the community. I have and continue to support the people of South County with my years of experience on the board. I have chaired several committees during my tenure and have served as chairman of the board. I am presently rst vice chair and am very eager to continue my service to all of the people in the hospital district.Greg Carter, Republican, incumbent Why did you decide to run for this seat? Back in March, I attended some board meetings and then decided to apply for a committee position. I did not hear back on any selection; I understand there were over 60 applicants. I decided to run for a Hospital Board seat to hasten the process. The current board, however wonderful, is lacking in a few areas. It is made up of mostly individuals with business backgrounds, and it is short on medically experienced people, such as myself. What makes you more qualied for the post than your opponent? I have been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and have spent the majority of those years working in the operating room and a good bit in perioperative services. I am semiretired and am working in pre-op testing at the current time. I have much understanding regarding the needs of patients to have quality care and safety. If elected I am prepared to use my knowledge and passion for the betterment of patient care and safety. I have identied a priority issue, and that is the immediate need for improving the rating for the hospitalacquired conditions that jeopardize patients recovery and well-being, as well as the incurred cost into the thousands for extended care and rehabilitation of those complications. Now with the rating system, Medicare can penalize hospitals with poor scores by withholding a certain percentage in reimbursements. This will adversely impact the bottom line, and possibly the excellent reputation Sarasota Memorial Hospital has earned.Lydia Tower, Republican The race for circuit judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit (Group 17) is nonpartisan. Why did you decide to run for circuit judge? Becoming a judge has been a lifelong career goal. I have a deep-rooted desire to serve my community and my country, and have been preparing for this role my entire life. When I was very young my dad took me to a Notre Dame football game. That was it. I knew in my heart I wanted to play football one day for the Irish. Sheer will and determination enabled me to make the football team at Notre Dame, even though I was the smallest player on the team. That was my dream then, and this is my dream now. For me, being a judge would be the culmination of my career as a lawyer after a lifetime of practice, education and learning. I have a desire to take my career to the next level. The same desire that enabled me to walk onto that football eld at Notre Dame has led me on my path to the courtroom. I am comfortable in who I am and what I have learned along the way from well-known coaches to great military leaders. I know I will bring a wealth of experience to the bench along with a desire to be the best judge I can possibly be. What makes you the most qualied for the seat? My education and training has been lengthy, extensive and diverse, and my life-experience invaluable. I have an advanced legal degree, a masters of law in taxation from the New York University School of Law. With the aid of an Air Force ROTC scholarship, I attended the University of Notre Dame, where I earned my undergraduate degree in accounting and graduated with honors. I also graduated with honors in the top 4 percent of my law school class. I am a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and have been assigned to the Air Force Judge Advocate Generals Corps during my entire 27-year military career. I have tried hundreds of jury trials during my career, including more than 15 homicide trials including death penalty cases. In the military, I tried an extremely high visibility case involving the theft of highly classied computers from U.S. Central Command. As a lawyer I do my utmost to be prepared, thorough, straightforward in the presentation of the facts, and clear and concise in the application of the law. As a prosecutor you see the impact of crime on the victims it harms. In homicide cases you see how devastating and life-altering the crime has been for the loved ones left behind. In a recent rst-degree murder case, the decedents entire family lled the courtroom every day of a weeklong trial. They conducted themselves above reproach despite the egregious circumstances. The case had its difculties, as many do, but I worked to ensure that I was thoroughly and utterly prepared to present the facts of the case, to ask the tough questions, to intensely listen to responses, be respectful to opposing counsel, the presiding judge, and courtroom personnel, and present the facts as clearly as possible to the jury. I will bring knowledge and understanding, decisiveness, a willingness to listen and learn, honor, compassion and a deep-rooted desire to serve on the bench. Whats the most important factor for voters to weigh when it comes to a judges seat? As an Air Force Reserve ofcer, I live by three core values: integrity rst, service before self, and excellence in all that we do. The core values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond among all comrades in arms. I will apply all that I have learned from great leaders, my education and my life experiences and be the best judge I can possibly be. As a prosecutor, my ethical directive has been always to seek justice. It was my job to seek to punish the guilty and protect the innocent, including victims of crime as well as people falsely accused of committing crimes. I have also learned the importance of being thoroughly prepared, patient, being a good listener, being open to what is presented and possessing an even temperament. As a judge, I would bring my valuable courtroom experience, a sense of fairness and my strong work ethic to the bench. I will strive to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family.Art JackmanAge: 53 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Sarasota area resident for more than 20years. Family: Single. Education: New York University School of Law, Albany Law School of Union University, University of Notre Dame. Work history: Trial attorney, Felony Division chief, prosecutor with the State Attor neys Office since 1996; colonel, U.S.Air Force Reserve, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, 27years; mobilized and served on extended active duty after9/11. Community involvement: President of Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Former Ringling Redskins youth football coach, the John M. Scheb American Inn of Court. JACKMANWhy did you decide to run for circuit judge? Becoming a judge has been a lifelong goal but no one knows how well-suited they are to the actual duties of the position until they start the job. My work as a magistrate conrmed for me that I was well-suited for the position. Further, I received a rating of 4.24 out of 5 in Sarasota County Bar Associations 2013 judicial poll for my legal knowledge, ethics, courtesy to litigants and attorneys, and my courtroom administration. With my near decade of experience on the bench and the upcoming retirement of one of our Manatee County judges, running for this seat was the perfect opportunity for me. What makes you the most qualied for the seat? My wide range of experiences in both civil and criminal law, my experience as a business owner and my experience as a magistrate are all distinguishing factors that make me the most qualied candidate. I began my career in public service as a prosecutor, working in several divisions in both Manatee and Sarasota counties for almost seven years, including a special division handling child abuse cases. From 1991 until 2004, I maintained a people-centered law practice, representing individuals in almost every division of county and circuit court. During my 20 years of law practice I tried hundreds of civil and criminal trials and just as important I learned Susan MaulucciAge: 56 Where do you reside/How long have you lived in the area: Ive lived in the Sarasota-Manatee area for 30years. After all of our children left home my husband Ron and I moved from Sarasota to Ellenton with our dog Chouchie. Family:Between my husband and I we have four grown children and four grandchildren. Education:I received my bachelor and law degrees from the University of Florida, a bachelor of arts degree in sociology in 1979 and a juris doctor degree in 1982. Work history: 1984-1991, I served as a prosecutor in Sarasota and Manatee counties assigned to several divisions including an appointment as a Juvenile Division chief; 1991-2004, I managed a law and mediation practice in Sarasota; 20042014 I was appointed to serve as a general magistrate and assigned to a family division in Manatee County. Community involvement: I have been involved in the community for more than 25years, volun teering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, my childrens schools, Manasota Legal Aid and other organizations. In 2007, when confronted with the problems faced by youth aging out of foster care, I created Next Step, a program that offers mentoring, tutoring, clothing, furniture and other support for dependent teens. Through my efforts and with the assistance of others, a clothes closet was opened on the fifth floor of the Manatee County Judicial Center in 2009 that remains open today and offers free clothing, shoes and accessories to teens who are part of the dependency court system. Since 2008 I have served on the board of the Childrens Guardian Fund, the charity that supports our local guardian ad litem program, and am a member of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee. MAULUCCIMAULUCCI | 24 ELECTIONwyI 4t


OFFICIAL NONPARTISAN BALLOTSARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDAAUGUST 26, 2014TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.Use only the marker provided or a black penIf you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote maynot count.HOSPITAL BOARD NONPARTISAN NORTH PORTCENTRAL SEAT 2 CIRCUIT JUDGE COMMISSIONER SEAT 5UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (Vote for One)(Vote for One)GROUP 17(Vote for One) Pete EmrichJoseph J. DeVirgilio Jr. REP Bill GoetzMichael A. Sutphin REP Art Jackman Mark J. KlingelHOSPITAL BOARD Susan Maulucci Brian H. MacKenzieNORTHERN SEAT 1 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER C ; Marty MurphyUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST DISTRICT I (Vote for One) Linda Yates(Vote for One)AMENDMENT OF NORTH PORTStefan E. Butz REP Velton Hodges CHARTERDistrict Residency RequirementRichard Merritt REP ; Ken MarshHOSPITAL BOARD Paul J. Schafer Previously, the only Charter requirementNORTHERN SEAT 2 Bridget Ziegler to serve as a City Commissioner was aUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST one year residency in the City. In 2012,(Vote for One) SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER the voters added a requirement that CityDISTRICT 4 Commissioners must also reside in one(Vote for One) of five districts to be drawn by the 2016John (Jack) Brill REP election. Voters would still be able to voteRobert K. Strasser REP Shirley Brown for all City Commission seats. Are you inHelen Wolff favor of deleting the district residencyHOSPITAL BOARD provision from the Charter prior to itsSOUTHERN SEAT 1 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER implementation?UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST DISTRICT 5(Vote for One)(Vote for One)YES for ApprovalDavid Garofalo REP Jane Goodwin NO for RejectionDarryl W. Henry REP Randy McLendonHOSPITAL BOARD NORTH PORTSOUTHERN SEAT 2 COMMISSIONER SEAT 4UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST (Vote for One)(Vote for One) END OF BALLOTJack ColliganGregory A. Carter REP Jacqueline MooreLydia Tower REP Lorenzo Whitehead


OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOTREPUBLICAN PARTYSARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDAAUGUST 26, 2014TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.Use only the marker provided or a black penIf you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote maynot count.GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT CHARTER REVIEW BOARD HOSPITAL BOARDGOVERNOR DISTRICT 1 SOUTHERN SEAT 1(Vote for One) (Vote for One) UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for One)Yinka Abosede Adeshina REP Paul A. Cajka Sr. REPNot Yet Designated Steven R. Fields REP David Garofalo REPElizabeth Cuevas-Neunder REP CHARTER REVIEW BOARD Darryl W. Henry REPNot Yet Designated DISTRICT 5(Vote for One) HOSPITAL BOARDRick Scott REP SOUTHERN SEAT 2Not Yet Designated UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTESTBruce Dillon REP (Vote for One)STATE REPRESENTATIVE Brian Slider REPDISTRICT 74 HOSPITAL BOARD Gregory A. Carter REP(Vote for One)CENTRAL SEAT 2 Lydia Tower REPUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTESTRichard DeNapoli REP (Vote for One) NONPARTISANJulio Gonzalez REP CIRCUIT JUDGEBOARD OF COUNTY Joseph J. DeVirgilio Jr. REP 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUITCOMMISSIONERS GROUP 17Michael A. Sutphin REP (Vote for One)DISTRICT 2(Vote for One) HOSPITAL BOARDNORTHERN SEAT 1 J Art JackmanUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTESTPaul Caragiulo REP (Vote for One) Susan MaulucciShannon Snyder REP SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERBOARD OF COUNTY Stefan E. Butz REP DISTRICT 1COMMISSIONERS (Vote for One)Richard Merritt REPDISTRICT 4(Vote for One) HOSPITAL BOARD Velton HodgesNORTHERN SEAT 2 Ken MarshUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTESTAlan Maio REP (Vote for One) Paul J. SchaferLourdes Ramirez REP Bridget ZieglerJohn (Jack) Brill REPRobert K. Strasser REPTURN BALLOT OVERVOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT


NONPARTISAN AMENDMENT OF NORTH PORTSCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CHARTERDISTRICT 4 District Residency Requirement(Vote for One)Previously, the only Charter requirement toShirley Brown serve as a City Commissioner was a one yearresidency in the City. In 2012, the votersHelen Wolff added a requirement that City Commissionersmust also reside in one of five districts to beSCHOOL BOARD MEMBER drawn by the 2016 election. Voters would stillDISTRICT 5 be able to vote for all City Commission seats.(Vote for One)Are you in favor of deleting the districtJane Goodwin residency provision from the Charter prior toits implementation?Randy McLendonNORTH PORTCOMMISSIONER SEAT 4 YES for Approval(Vote for One)NO for RejectionJack ColliganJacqueline Moore END OF BALLOTLorenzo WhiteheadNORTH PORTCOMMISSIONER SEAT 5(Vote for One)Pete EmrichBill GoetzMark J. KlingelBrian H. MacKenzieMarty MurphyLinda Yates


OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOTDEMOCRATIC PARTYSARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDAAUGUST 26, 2014TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL NEXT TO YOUR CHOICE.Use only the marker provided or a black penIf you make a mistake, don't hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your vote maynot count.GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT HOSPITAL BOARD NONPARTISANGOVERNOR NORTHERN SEAT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER(Vote for One) UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST DISTRICT 1(Vote for One) (Vote for One)Charlie Crist DEMNot Yet Designated John (Jack) Brill REP Velton HodgesNan H. Rich DEM Robert K. Strasser REP ;Ken MarshNot Yet DesignatedHOSPITAL BOARD Paul J. SchaferATTORNEY GENERAL SOUTHERN SEAT 1 Bridget Ziegler(Vote for One) UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for One) SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER* DISTRICT 4George Sheldon DEM David Garofalo REP (Vote for One)Perry E. Thurston DEM Darryl W. Henry REP Shirley BrownCHARTER REVIEW BOARD HOSPITAL BOARD Helen WolffDISTRICT 1 SOUTHERN SEAT 2 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER(Vote for One) UNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST DISTRICT 5(Vote for One) (Vote for One)Valerie Buchand DEMEmily Chalker Lane DEM Gregory A. Carter REP Jane GoodwinHOSPITAL BOARD Lydia Tower REP Randy McLendonCENTRAL SEAT 2 NONPARTISANUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST NORTH PORT(Vote for One) CIRCUIT JUDGE COMMISSIONER SEAT 412TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (Vote for One)GROUP 17Joseph J. DeVirgilio Jr. REP (Vote for One)Michael A. Sutphin REP Jack ColliganHOSPITAL BOARD Art Jackman Jacqueline MooreNORTHERN SEAT 1 Susan Maulucci Lorenzo WhiteheadUNIVERSAL PRIMARY CONTEST(Vote for One)Stefan E. Butz REP TURN BALLOT OVERRichard Merritt REPVOTE BOTH SIDES OE BALLOT


NORTH PORTCOMMISSIONER SEAT 5(Vote for One)Pete EmrichBill Goetz71 Mark J. KlingelBrian H. MacKenzieMarty MurphyLinda YatesAMENDMENT OF NORTH PORTCHARTERDistrict Residency RequirementPreviously, the only Charter requirement toserve as a City Commissioner was a one yearresidency in the City. In 2012, the votersadded a requirement that City Commissionersmust also reside in one of five districts to bedrawn by the 2016 election. Voters would stillbe able to vote for all City Commission seats.Are you in favor of deleting the districtresidency provision from the Charter prior toits implementation?lk,qqwYES for ApprovalNO for RejectionEND OF BALLOTFiiil)f 1


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No Pets/Smoking, Dock $800 mo. + Electric 941-661-8372 VENICEISLAND Downtown Venice 1st Floor Condo, 55+ 2/2 Lanai, Covered Parking, Community Pool & Just Upgraded! Includes Cable & Water. $1000/mo. 941-493-2746 DUPLEXES FOR RENT1300 EAST ENGLEWOOD 2/1 W/W Carpet, W/D Hook-Up, Lawn Care. No Pets $600 mo. 941-769-6548 Days or 941639-8829 evenings. PUNTA GORDA 1/1 All Tile, Remodeled, Small Screened Lanai CHA $750 941-661-4482 APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 PC Newly renovated, 2BR Villa, W/D, Scrnd Lanai, Furnd. Avail Now to Dec 28th. $950 mo+elec. Pet Ok 941-345-7080 PUNTAGORDA Clean, Cool & Cozy, 1 BR. Furnished, comfy queen bed, courtyard, utilities incl. PG 941-575-7006 Venice Studio & 1 Bedroom Accepting Section 8 Vouchers 941-488-7766 WILLOW CREEK Affordable 55+ community tucked away in North Port. Pool, Activity Room, Fitness Center, Restricted Access Entries. Great Specials on 1BR & 2BR Apartments. Small Pet Friendly. 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Country Setting 941-763-9171 HOMES FOR RENT1210 N OR TH P OR T 2/2/1 SABLETRACE.................$950P OR T C HARLO TTE 2/2 2NDFLRW/ELEVATOR..........$675 2/1 2NDFLOORFURN.CONDO...$850 3/2/1 THEWOODLANDS............$900 3/3/1 UNIQUEFLRPLAN& POOL.$1150W E N EED R ENT AL L ISTINGS FULLPROPERTYLISTONLINEwww.almar-rentals.com941-627-1465 800-964-3095LETUSMANAGEYOURPROPERTY Almar Rentals & Management Services ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALSC C a a l l l l T T h h e e P P i i n n e e a a p p p p l l e e G G i i r r l l s s 941-473-0333Pineapple Gulf Prop. Mgmt. ANNUAL RENTALS1/1 water & lawn $550 3/2 w/ garage $800 & Up Call for Details West Coast Property H H 3/2/2 Lanai, Purdy St., N.P. $1000/mo H H 3/3/2 Waterfront, Francis Dr., P.C. $1450/mo*we welcome new listings* AWARDWINNINGSUNBELT MGT. SERVICES H H RENTALS H H COMPLETE LISTINGS (941) 764-7777 sunbeltmgtser ENGLEWOOD 3/2 POOL home. Lemon Bay Waterfront 50 Southwind Dr. County owned, lease to high bid, minimum bid is $2000. Bids accepted through 8/26/14. Sarasota Management & Leasing 941-377-8400 For a Complete List Go$1100..2/2/1 Condo, Gated.......NP $1050.3/2/2 Lrg Scnd lanai.NP $1050..3/2/2 Comm. Pool....PC $925..3/2/1 1263 SqFt........PC $750..2/1 810 Sqft Duplex..ENG LET US RENT YOUR HOME Agent Available On Weekends We Forgive Foreclosures For Renters ADVANTAGEREALTY, INC powered by ERA941-255-5300 800-940-5033 lNEED A RENTAL l Paradise Properties & Rentals, Inc 941-625-RENT NORTH PORT, 3/2/3 2617 Town Terrace Freshwater Canal, No Pets. $1375 Call 941-426-0640 PORT CHARLOTTE 2031 Collingswood 3/2/2 $899/mo. 22282 Westchester Blvd. 3/3/1, $875/mo 297 Overbrook Waterfront 2/1/1, $799/mo; 2/1 $750/mo. Duplex 2/2 Lanai, $699/mo 1ST/L/SREQ. APPLICATIONSAVAIL. @ ABOVEADDRESSES941-621-3389 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful, Cozy, Newly painted, GUESTCOTTAGE on exclusive estate. 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Pre-employment drug/nicotine testing required. Apply at: Charlotte Sun Newspaper 23170 Harborview Rd. Port Charlotte, FL or email resume to We will contact you for an interview. EOE Non Smoking Office Please, no phone calls PART TIME AMBASSADORS Needed, to solicit Free Subscriptions for the Smart Shopper A 20 year old weekly shopper. Contact Jim DeFalle 941-786-7676 TECHNICIAN, Swimming Pool. If you are an upstanding person with excellent work ethics applications accepted between 9 12noon. $12.00/HR TO START.Must have Florida drivers license. MUST HA VE 5 yrs of driving with absolutely clean driving r ecor d Howards Pool World, 12419 Kings Hwy. Lake Suzy. NO PHONE CALLS SALES2070 SALESCome work with the Sun NewspapersTelephone Sales, New Business Developmentteam located in North Port Fl. We are looking for a highly motivated, Full-Time person, with computer skills and with a positive, energetic, can-do approach to join our telephone sales, new business development team. 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APPLY IN PERSON: Baers Furniture, 4200 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, E-mail: EOE/DFWP RAINSOFT seeking Sales Rep Venice to Naples. 9/2 start $50-$100K compensation Call Mike G. 941-625-1000 RV SALES PRO.80KPLUS, BESTNAMEBRANDSIN THEINDUSTRY. EXP. PRE-FERREDBUTWILLTRAINRIGHT PERSON. DFW NON-SMOKER. CALLSTEVEERDMANAT(941) 966-2182 ORFAX(941) 966-7421. OR JOBS@RVWORLDINC.COM SALES & MARKETING ASSISTANT Entry Level Marketing/ Entry Level Advertising We are America's Best Community Daily newspaper, with the largest classified section in Florida. We are located in North Port Florida. Duties Include, but are not limited to:l Executing sales and marketing functions to company standards l Assists customers with any questions they may have in regards to our products l Gains knowledge on all new clients the company acquires l Ensure highest level of customer service resulting in increased productivity and achieving sales goals l Knowledge of our systems follow through of advertising copyGrowth opportunities may be available for those who qualify.This position is entry level, previous experience in sales and marketing helpful. We look for candidates with the following:l Some college or degree preferred l Outstanding interpersonal skills l Student Mentality l Leadership Experience l Experience in retail, sales, advertising & marketing l Ability to work in a high energy environment Please email resume to: Sun Classifieds attention: Geri Kotz EOE, DFWP Pre-employment drug & nicotine testing required. SALES2070 ADVERTISING OUTSIDE SALES The North Port Sun is looking for a Self-starter who is efficient, experienced, well organized and effective in developing strong business relationships. The position will be Part Time, up to 25 hrs per week. Must have some Sales experience. Email Resume to:ssachkar@sun-herald.comor Call Steve Sachkar at 941-429-3000We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drug & Nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. Pre-employment drug and nicotine testing required. Advertising Sales ExecutiveThe Charlotte Sun is looking for "Winners" to join our team of professional Advertising Sales Executives. If you are never satisfied with average successes, are self-motivated, goal oriented, confident, enthusiastic and believe that the customer is all important, we would like to talk to you. The successful candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills, be organized and a team player. Sales experience a plus but we will train the right persons. 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East shifted to the king of spades, will be necessary to complete the puzzle.hopinto establish tricks in that suitNORTH while-'he still had the red suits under CLUES SOLUTIONS a4 J 10 4 control. Declarer won the ace and ledK753 a low diamond to dummy's 10, 1 appealing to average folks (10) 0K102 forcing the ace. East could cash his4` A 10 4 queen of spades or wait for South to 2 having a bias (7)WEST EAST knock it out, but nine tricks were4 96 K Q 5 3 2 there six clubs, two spades and a 3 vehement oratory (11) oQ942 AJ 10 diamond. J 9 5 4 3 A Q 6 West could have defeated this 4 toots the horn (5)4 8 6 *J7 contract with a heart lead, but heSOUTH cannot be faulted for his choice of a 5 modernist painter Chagall (4) o*A87 diamond. Declarer can always86 prevail on a spade lead. We leave it to 6 views (8) 08 7 interested readers to follow the play o4 K Q 9 5 3 2 there. East can also defeat the 7 boat constructor (11) NThe bidding: contract. Can you spot how?SOUTH o'EST NORTH EAST East must shift to a heart at trickPass Pass 14 Dbl two! It makes no difference whether3NT Pass Pass Pass or not South wins or ducks the king MI PS DING E B R LAin dummy. Once the defense has twoOpening lead: Four of heart tricks to go with the queen ofdiamonds, they can now shift to TEN O P I N L D E R M A I P BNorth's opening bid was on a dead spades. This heart shift would beminimum, even for third seat. South virtually impossible to find at thedecided (prayed?) that the club fit table. RC 1might give them nine tricks and so RC SH ON DEC OWYYthey arrived in a game contract that (Bob Jones welcomes readers'some might call frivolous, unless of responses sent in care of thiscourse, South can find a way to make newspaper or to Tribune ContentM AT I U I D D L IONS BEEit. 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Mostly sealed $40 941-423-2585 T KINKAID PLATES Peaceful retreat plates $35 941-764-0083 THUNDERBIRDS AIRPLANE PICTURE 16by20 $25 941-423-2585 TONKA-TOY DUMP TRUCK Vintage USA $65 941-697-6592 USP MINT SETS 1974-79, 80 Olympic stamps $32 941764-7971 VICTROLA 1916 circa VV100 needles,records $495 941-697-6592 VICTROLA circa 1916 # VV100 needles, records $495 941-697-6592 WHEEL CHAIR ANTIQUE FULL SIZE,1880. $300 941-697-6553 ZANE GREY collection 21 BOOKS. CALL $150 941-6296447 FRUITS & VEGETABLES6075 AVOCADOS You Pick FT ogden 7 Days 9-5 863-990-6164 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 S JUG Malcomb stoneware w/handle. $85 941-235-2203 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 ASSORTED FRAMED Prints Must See $50 941-681-2433 Buying Pre-1965 Silver Coins T op Prices P aid! Call 941-626-7785 CASH PAID **any old military items, swords, medals, uniforms, old guns. Dom (941)-416-3280 CHILDS ROCKING Chair Hand made rush seat $40 941-356-0129 CIVIL WAR NEWSPAPERS, 85 issues. Great Gift Your choice $20/ea 941-488-8531 All war NewsVenice*** COCA COLA BOTTLES All kinds $3 and up 941-627-3636 COINS WHEAT PENNIES Roll good cond $15 941-697-6592 DESERT STORM CARDS Binder full excellent $20 941-426-1686 DESK DESK glass top 5 drawer 19x42x31 $70 941-2861170 DRESSER Walnut, 5 drawers. Exc.cond. $350 941-235-2203 ELVIS TEDDY BEARS HAVE 4 $75 941-627-6780 FABERG EGGS, Ceramic Small Some Holders $75 941-426-1686 FROG CANISTERS from 1970s coll. like new $50 941-474-3056 LICENCE PLATES Pair Maine 1935 # DA-415 $45 941-697-6592 LONGABERGER BASKETS $75 941-575-9800 MIRROR Becks Beer vintage 14x20 $45 941-697-6592 NEWSPAPER 100 yr. old. London Times. TITANTICGreat gift. $25 941-488-8531 OLD CRATE LABELS All kinds, starting @ $1 941-627-3636 -r.1',' -f r. 'S UNNP MMAMRS' ~ Amrrio'% 6EtiT Cummunih Dolk

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\005t b\002r\001nfftt f r)55(n\005b\006 SP38011 Looking for a Long Term Relationship. Looking for a Long Term Relationship. 1. Must like long talks. 2. Singing Games. 3. Reading Books. 4. Simon Sez. 5. Word Match. 6. Impersonations. 7. Long time Friend. 8. Peek a Boo. 9. Sound Effects. 10. Guessing Games. 1. Must like long talks. 2. Singing Games. 3. Reading Books. 4. Simon Sez. 5. Word Match. 6. Impersonations. 7. Long time Friend. 8. Peek a Boo. 9. Sound Effects. 10. Guessing Games. Parrot Outreach Society 1205 Elizabeth St, Unit 1 Punta Gorda, FL 941-347-8876 Always check with the local shelter for friends of the feather: APPLIANCES6250 A/C CONDENSOR Goodman 13 seer 2hton $500 708-408-1118 A/C UNIT 14,000 BTU Whynter Like New $350 941-347-8958 POPCORN POPPER commercial never used $350 941-716-2226 )&$,+#0" .*!1)"&*$, &$1'* -%/!!&)&*,!( RANGE, MAYTAG, Like New Condition. White w/ Hood. $300. 941-661-2667 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore White side by side. $80 941-830-1934 SEARS REF, Built in stove + Microwave. Run grt, look grt. $250 for all941-626-3938 STOVE GE Seprta Electric. Very good cond. $150 941-916-9176 STOVE GE Slide-in Glasstop Stove Stnlss $100 941-625-2779 WASHER/DRYER White. Works, well maintained. $100 941-391-1555 WINDOW A.C. Zenith, 5000 BTU. Like new $75 941-626-1454 DOGS6233 NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. FRENCH MASTIFF PUPPIES For Sale. Call Robert at 941-882-3904 SHIH TZU PUPPIES Now Taking Deposits! 1st Shots and Health Certificate 276-9498 PETSUPPLIES & SERVICES6236 55 GALLONAQUARIUM lights and filter system $85 317-366-8214 DOG CAGE 48 long, removable tray, like new $75 941-204-0261 , 2 2 . % % $ $ ' * 1 1 # # ) ) ( ( ,* *2 2# #. .% % 2 2. ( (! !# # / /0 0& &) )) )2 2" "2 2# #% %) )+ + DOG CRATE Carrierr-xx small 19x13x11 $25 941-681-0428 TRAVEL KENNEL Petmate. Medium size. $20 941-697-4713 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPLIES6220 U-SHAPED WORKSTATION 96x66w/bk+4dr hutch $100 941-391-1555 RESTAURANT SUPPLIES6225 PREP TABLES Staineless Steel. Both for $300 941-286-2550 CATS6232 NOTICE: Statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots, and be free of intestinal and external parasites. CATS MOVING ON EXTRAVAGANZA From my house to yours! Manx Calico Kitten, Calico declawed adult, Tabby. 941-270-2430. PURE SIAMESE KITTENS, Applehead Sealpoint, Guaranteed Healthy $225.231-920-9144 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 MILLER ARC WELDER Thunderbolt gd cnd,lv ms $220 941-493-0674 POLE SAW, Echo, New Orig. $700 Asking $550 941-629-9141 PRESSURE WASHER Husky Hydro Surge 1600 $90 941-681-2433 RV TRAILER JACKS alum. Gc $30 941-460-8743 TABLE-SAW Craftsman #113-298761 extras $105 941-697-6592 UNISAW TABLE Saw Restorable No Fence $200 941-4759689 WIRE CART Electricans Wire Cart, Like New $100 941286-2339 WOOD LATHE 14 X 40 with floor stand, work light, shelf, set of 6 Craftsman wood chisels and book. All in like new condition $225 941-375-8211 OFFICE/BUSINESS EQUIP./SUPLIES6220 COLOR PRINTERS HP All-In-One Printers (2) $25 941-628-0941 OFFICE OUTFITTERSPre-owned & new office furniture. VENICE 941-485-7015 LAWN & GARDEN6160 PUSH LAWNMOWER Mulch or Bag $50 941-624-3091 RIDING LAWN MOWER By Simplicity, 22 H.P., 44 Cut, Electronic Height Adjustment. Only 28 hours. New $3599 Asking $2,800 315-270-2059 RIDING MOWER Craftsman 42 deck 6 speed $400 941-412-8740 RIDING MOWER Weed Eater $300 941-493-6271 RYOBI STICK BLOWER + Edger Attachment $75 941-628-2311 SCOTTS SPREADER Broadcast type, LIKE NEW $20 941-268-8951 TOP SOIL For Sale! Please call: 941-468-4372 TRACTOR MURRAY WORKS GREAT $300 941-456-5198 STORAGE SHEDS/ BUILDINGS6165 WEATHER KINGPORTABLE BUILDINGS Purchase or Rent To Own!Free Delivery & Set Up. Ask Your Dealer, Mattas Motors About Options 941-916-9222 BUILDING SUPPLIES6170 FENCE POSTS 3-4 PT $2 863-993-5036 HURRICANE SHUTTERS $120 941-456-1221 WAGNER PAINT Crew 2800PSI Used one time like new condition. $250 941685-3196 TOOLS/ MACHINERY6190 BACKPACK BLOWER New-Used 3 Days $250 941-629-9141 BENCH SANDING MACHINE SEARS 1/4 HP $60 941-380-1157 CHAIN SAW, 21 New $325 941-629-9141 CHAINSAW Mac Pro 10-10 w/brake 16 $105 941-697-6592 COME ALONG LUG-ALL 1500#cable winch gc $135 941-460-8743 CORNER CLAMPS for picture frames etc. Any size $40 941-585-8149 DUAL TOOLBOX Craftsman With Misc. Tools $400 941-624-6617 ELANTRA SPARE TIRE and steel wheel $20 941-613-1136 GENERAC GENERATOR Generac Never used XP8000E. Call for more info. $500 941321-2021 GENERATOR 5250W 120/240V portable nvr used $250 941-697-0501 GENERATOR, Coleman6250 Watts. Exc. Cond! Just Serviced! $400. 941-249-8888 GRILL-5 BURNER Stainless Steel Master Grill, $75. Call 941-629-6165. HOLE SAW Klein 63/8 for recessed lights $25 941-585-8149 LADDER Werner 6Ft Alum step ladder $35 941-625-2779 LADDER, Werner 28 Extension. New $225 941-629-9141 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 ADULT TRICYCLE Brand new, in the box! $275 941-524-1025 BICYCLE GT 21spd wmns mtn bike nice! $80 941-625-2779 BICYCLE LADIES new tires & tubes $60 941-456-1221 BICYCLE MANS Heavy Duty B/Cruiser $65 941-625-2779 BIKES12-wheel $25, & 1 3-wheel $200. Both in good condition. 941-629-9687 RECUM BIKE 27 gears excellent condition $500 941-244-0534 TOYS/GAMES6138 TOY CEDAR CHEST Old 1950s great shape. $100 941-627-3636 POOL/SPA/ & SUPPLIES6145 HOT TUB NEVERUSED SEATS5 WITHLOUNGER,LIGHT, MAINT. FREECABI-NET. CANDELIVER$1895. 941-421-0395 **SPAS & MORE** ALWAYSOVER20 INSTOCKTRADEINSWELCOMEWE BUYUSED& 941-625-6600 POOL SLIDE, Fiberglass Curved w/WaterJets. Orig. $3,500 Best Offer 941-629-9141 SWIM SPA by ThermoSpas. 1200 Gallon 12 Person. Excellent Condition! $8000 North Port FL 941-429-5026 LAWN & GARDEN6160 BUCKETS HD Plant buckets, $100 941-624-0928 CLAY POTS Many sizes, $1 941-624-0928 Cuddle up by the fire! Firewood Split, Bundled and ready for the firepit! Pine, Oak, or Citrus, 941-468-4372 ECHO comm. grade weed eater $99. ECHO comm. grade edger $199 941-639-3468 GALV. TRAILER 21ft x 6ft $350 941-575-8719 HOMELITE MIGHTY LITE 26vt WEEDWACKER NEW $25 714-599-2137 JOHN DEERE 48x3 Blades 17 w/ 7pt Hole $33 941-497-3702 LAWN EDGER gas powered $25 941-483-1956 LAWN MOWER 21 Toro 6HP Self-Propelled $50 941-214-8402 LAWN MOWER Mulch or Bag $50 941-624-3091 LAWN SET WICKER GLASS TABLE $75 941-456-5198 LAWN TRACTOR Craftsman 18HP.42 cut Auto $320 941575-2260 PUSH BROOM large bristles heavy duty $5 941-585-8149 jI-Prr{ r

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r)55(n\005b\006 f\000\000)Tj/T1_1 1 Tf(b\002r\001nfftt \005t r)55(n\005b\006 f)1(\000\000b\002r\001nfftt \005t r)55(n\005b\006 f)1(\000)1()]TJ/T1_5 1 Tf4.056 0 Td[(b\002r\001nfftt \005t SP38127RATES1-3days-$24.10lines-($5.75eaaddlline)4-7days-$44.33lines-($5.75eaaddlline)Community/Multi-Family2days-$50 3days-$606lines-($5.75eaaddlline) Toplaceyour adcall: Arcadia494-2434Charlotte429-3110Englewood475-2200Venice207-12006014 GarageSale Locator6001ArcadiaArea 6002EnglewoodArea 6003LakeSuzyArea 6004Nokomis/Osprey 6005NorthPortArea 6006PortCharlotte 6007PuntaGorda 6008RotundaArea 6009SarasotaArea 6010SouthVenice 6011VeniceArea 6014GulfCoveArea 6000 MERCHANDISE ENGLEWOOD GARAGE SALES6002 FRI-SAT 8-1 217 Wayne Rd. Moving Sale Furn., Outdoor Furn., Art, Pictures, Microwave, Crafts & C-mas. FRI-SAT 9-3 10396 Sandrift Ave. Furniture Kitchen, Lanai, Exercise Equip. Something For Everyone! )',3",;7:071&32 #&8;"!1 %!&*91!& %8,22;$;&(2<;321+ )-!68& 5,39&148,*&6$ /!644;7";23;"!1,1 .603 <;7"&31;42+ FRI-SAT. 8-2 9212 Steubenville Ave. Clothes, Household, Kitchen, Handmade Jewelry &Much More! SATURDAY 8AM-2PM 1750 MANOR RD ESTATE SALE! Furniture and Other Misc Items. ENGLEWOOD GARAGE SALES6002 FRI. 8/15 & SA T 8/16 9AM TO 3PM 230 WESTWIND DR. PLACIDA 33946 Thomasville King & Queen Bedroom Sets, Dining & Living Room Sets, Wurlitzer Baby Grand, Sleeper, Kitchenware Knick-Knacks, Home Decor &MUCH MORE!! 239-333-9670ESTATESALESOFSWFL.COM LAKE SUZYAREA GARAGE SALES6003 FRI-SAT 9-2. 11669 SW Dallas Dr. S.. Movinghousehold items, decorations, glassware, collectibles,much more. Also available to show Sofa, loveseat, chair -almost new. Cream background pastel flowers, 2 end tables, 2 table lamps, floor lamp. All pieces matched -entire pkg $850.00. Glass top dining table/4 chairs, lighted china closet-$450.00. Sleeper sofa, used once $150.00. Large Computer desk $100.00. NORTH PORT GARAGE SALES6005 FRI-SAT ONLY 8-2 4319 BULLARD ST. ESTATE-GARAGE SALE, KITCHEN, TOOLS, LINEN, BOOKS, FISHING, ETC. THURS-SAT 10AM-3PM 6643 Stardust Ave. Furniture, Household, Auto related items, Home Decor, Appliances and much more PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRI-SAT. 8-? 3636 Harbor Blvd. Household, Clothing, Lots of Misc. Items. Come Out And See! FRI-SUN 8-3 2512 Deedra St Garage Sale Inside and Out! EVER YTHING MUST GO! #,,-0'"/$ .),.&1), .%0!!(+(,-!* FRI-SUN. 8-? 1322 Ramsdel St. Books, Toys, Furn., Paintball, Golf, Baby Items, DVDs, Pet Sup., Priced To Sell!!! SAT. 8-2 21005 ALPINE AVE Furniture, Collectable Dolls, Everything Imaginable! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRI. 8AM-NOON, 4389 McCullough St. (off Ackerman) Fridge, Garden Chairs, Lots of Lamps, Furniture, Deco Palm Tree, Household Items, & MUCH MORE!! No Baby Items '$#"(%)&"! SAT-SUN 8-3. 411 San Felix St. Deep Creek. HUGE Circle Yard Sale! Furniture Household Goods, Tools &MUCH More!!! SAT.-SUN. 8:30-2 1537 Newton Street. Miscellenous Household Items. Something for Everyone! THURS FRI SAT 10a -5p 18534 Ackerman Ave MOVING SALE Remote control cars and trucks. Furn. househld, Everything must go! PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 MOVINGSALE EVERYDAY THRU 23RD 9AM-2PM 3097 TANNINTERR. HARBOURHEIGHTS, GLASSTOPDININGTABLE, VARIOUSTOOLS,HOUSEHOLD, YARDEQUIP., PATIOSET, & ETC PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 FRI. 8am-11am & SAT. 8am-10am. 193 Crescent Dr. ESTATE SALE (Dir: West Marion; turn right on Crescent. House is on the corner of Marion and Crescent Dr.) King Mattress and Box Spring; Chair; Double Bed; Dresser w/ Mirror; Night Table; Loveseat; Leather Recliner; End Tables; Sofa; Chairs; Corner Shelf; Dining Room Table and 4 Chairs; China Cabinet; Server; Lamps; Pictures; Artificial Plants; Clothes; Costume Jewelry; Miscellaneous Kitchen and Garage items. Buyers are responsible for removal of purchased items. Our cashier has a list of quailified, independent movers. SAT. 8-? 2000 El Cerito Court P.G.I. Furniture, Kitchen, Items, Tools, Antiques, Holiday Decor, Pics, Kid`s Toys & Games & MUCHMORE! SAT. 9-3 301 Gold Tree (Burnt Store Meadows) Quality-Furnitur e: 2BR sets, Dining rm w/ hutch, variety of crystal pcs, breakfast nook, etc, Martin Logan Speakers, Denin Electronics, Hot Tub, Grandfather Clock, Antique Columbian Oak Wood Stove Pictures, & Misc Decor. PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 SAT., 9:00-1:00 540 Coronado Dr. P.G.I. MOVING/ESTATE SALE! Antiques, Garage & Household Items, Tommy Bahama Dining Set, Faux Plants,BarStools & MORE! %*$)*&#!$& #&*,!-&&"'"*+( SATURDAY ONLY Flea Market. Punta Gorda Train Depot, 1009 Taylor Rd. 9-1, 20 plus vendors. Call 941-6396774 to reserve space. ROTONDAAREA GARAGE SALES6008 SAT ONLY 8AM-1PM 37 MEDALIST CT ROTONDAWESTWHITEMARSH AREA. HOUSEHOLD ITEMSANDRETIRINGTEACHERSALE. THUR-SAT 8AM-3PM 198 Caddy Rd. Hundreds of DVDs, BlueRays, & CDs, Video games, Toys, Glassware VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6011 FRIDAY ONLY 8-5 1328 Washington Dr Thomasville Dining Room Set w/ 6 Chairs & Hutch BEAUTIFUL, Spinet Piano Like New, Small Dinette Set, Tabletop Microwave Oven, and Misc! MISCELLANEOUS6260 FLOWER POT RACKS 2. ORNAMENTAL IRON $80 941-627-6780 FOUNTAIN 3 tiki heads fiberglass LED lights $225 941-585-8149 HANGING PENDANT LAMP Stained Glass $35 941-626-1454 IGLOO GALV COOLER 5gal Rd metal $20 941-979-6974 LADIES WATCHES, 3. Gucci Gucci Movado $90 941-375-8926 MIXER OSTER KITCHEN CENTER GRINDER. $75 941-697-6553 MISCELLANEOUS6260 DUAL SHIATSU MASSAGE CUSHION W/HEAT $35 941-697-6553 Electric Stove Whirlpool $100, Freezer Up-Right $150, 5 Drawer Antique Dressers $75 ea., 1928 6V Battery Charger $60, 863993-0069 FIREWOOD SEASONED split oak 1/2 facecord FREE DELY $120 941-526-7589 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 MISCELLANEOUS6260 CORVETTE VALVE Covers Cast Al polished $200 941-575-5686 DEER ANTLERS Beautiful Drops. 27 Total. $7-$70. 941-475-1275 DINING ROOM Chairs Upholstered seats $75 941-7430605 DINING TABLE glass stone base 44x60 $450 941-244-0534 DOLL MR WONDERFUL $40 941-276-0814 DROP CLOTHS, 4 $10 941-505-0094 MISCELLANEOUS6260 BLEND MASTER WHITE AND CLEAR $10 941-697-6553 BLINDS, Enclosed 22x64, new in unopened box $75 954-483-9655 CANNING JARS 36 Total. Some Covers. .35 Cents Each. 941-475-1275 CATCHERS MITT Rawlings $85 941-624-0928 CEILING FAN 34 stainless, reversible blades $25 941-258-0472 CL 4 tor. bar hitch 2 5/16 all hrdw $125 941-575-5685 %*$)*&#!$& #&*,!-&&"'"*+( MISCELLANEOUS6260 AIR COND/HEAT 23000 BTU REMOTE. $300 941-6265669 AM.FLAG EMBOSSED Aluminum NEW 12x18 $29.95 941-496-9252 BAR STOOLS 2 Chrome w/black cushions 28 $45 941-258-0472 BATHROOM VESSEL SINK White 4.5x18x26.5 $195 941-681-2433 $,,-.0!)% )'�*'('"# !'/#+ APPLIANCES6250 DISHWASHER White Free 941-639-3074 MISCELLANEOUS6260 AFFORDABLE SMOKES$1.30/PACK$13./CARTON ROLLYOUROWNATHOME! TOPBRANDTOBACCOS, TUBES, CASES, RYO MACHINES& PARTSVAPOR E-CIGS E-LIQUIDMADEINUSA LOW PRICES! ROLL A PACK TOBACCO 2739 Taylor Rd. 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\006 b\002r\001nfftt rn f)55(t\005b\006 FORD7070 2012 FORD F150 LARIAT NAVI 4X4 33K $34,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 FORD FUSION SE 51K $11,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 FORD ESCAPE SE ECOBOOST 15K $22,911 855-280-4707 DLR FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: SUN-CLASSIFIEDS.COM and place your ad. CLICK ON CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR AD NOW and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Some restrictions do apply. LIMIT5 FREEADS PERWEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter your classified ad and pay with your credit card24 hours a day,7 days week FORD7070 1998 FORD TAURUS 98,723 mi. Great car. $1,975 Call for details: 941-915-2435 2008 FORD FUSION SE $10,695 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222 Dlr. )$%(!,%(*".' !/%-*("".#.%&"+ 2010 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 55K $15,990 855-280-4707 DLR *FACTORY WARRANTY* 12 Fiat 500 $11488* 11 Ford Fiesta $11988* DELUXEWARRANTYORDRIVETRAINPLUSWARRANTYINCL. WITHEVERYPURCHASE10 Land Rover HSE $12988 09 Ford Fusion SE $5988 08 Honda Fit Sport $7488 08 Kia Rondo $8988 07 Mazda 6 for $6495 07 Dodge Caliber $7988 06 Kia Sedona $6988 05 Toyota Corolla $6988 05 Toyota Prius $7988 05 Hyundai Elantra $4488 03 PT Crusier $3688 02 Mitsubishi Eclipse $4688T RUCKS 06 Nissan Frontier $12488 03 Toyota Tundra $6888 01 Dodge Dakota $4988 CALLFORDETAILSORCOMEONBYTOSEEUS! FINANCINGAVAIL. FORMOSTBUYERS* *TRADESALWAYSWELCOME* 6640 TAYLORROADPUNTAGORDAFLORIDA33950 (941) 347-7500 CHEVY7040 2012 CHEVY MALIBU Like New! Save THOUSANDS!! $13,988. 941-639-1601, Dlr CHRYSLER7050 2001 CHRYSLER SEBRING Convertible, Ultra clean, 90,000 HYWY miles, Cold air, CD/Cassette $3250 OBO 941-275-0852. 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER Silver Great condition. 44,000 miles $5000 941-661-0373 2010 CHRYSLER 300C touring 70,942 mi, $14,875 855-481-2060 Dlr DODGE7060 2004 DODGE DURANGO ST $7995 941-916-9222 Mattas Motors Dlr. 2005 DODGE NEON Black, $6495 $5995 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2007 GRAND CARAVAN StowN Go, Leather. VERYNICE! $9495 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2010 DODGE AVENGER $8776 Financing Available 941-421-8520 Palm Wholesale CADILLAC7030 2014 CADILLAC CTS PERFORM NAVI 1,910 MILES $46,911 855-280-4707 DLR CHEVY7040 2000 CHEVY TAHOE Z71 4x4 Leather, Power Everything, 1 owner, Immac. 128K $5,600 941-539-9916 2001 CHEVY S10 BLAZER Auto, 4x4, 4 Door, CD, New Tires/Battery, Full Power, 1 Owner! Good Condition! $3,995. obo 941-815-7453 2010 CHEVY CAMARO SS 65K MILES $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 CHEVY EQUIOX 35,626 mi, $17,845 855-481-2060 Dlr 2010 CHEVY EQUIOX 38,089 mi, $17,845 855-481-2060 Dlr 2010 CHEVY HHR 98,590 mi, $8,845 855-481-2060 Dlr 2011 CHEVY IMPALA, Like New! Save THOUSANDS!! $12,488. 941-639-1601, Dlr WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 Cash paid FOR WWI WWII Korean Vietnam,German, Japanese, etc Military items (941)-416-3280 WANTED: USED/NEW MOVING BOXES &SUPPLIES Will Pay Reasonable Price. Call/Text 941-268-6315 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 WE BUY CARS Top Dollar for your car or truck Call us today BUICK7020 1998 BUICK CENTURY 4 door sedan, $2,495 941-916-9222 dlr 2010 BUICK LUCERNE 19,234 mi, $15,950 855-481-2060 Dlr MISCELLANEOUS6260 MENS WATCH Movado $400 941-375-8926 OPEN BOXTRAILER 10 X 6, Must Sell! $475 941-2687793 ROSETTA STONE Software Spanish 5 levels $100 941-460-8338 SENTRY FIRE SAFE 17x14x17 Great cond. $80 941-258-0472 SHUTTERS Vinyl. Decorative 15W 6pr new $60 941-889-7472 SIZZOR JACK & LUG WRENCH BRAND NEW $13 941-613-1136 TANK fiberglass 120gal. 24 W X 72 H 100 psi. $60 941-585-8149 TIRE &WHEEL 205/55R16 & steel wheel $30 941-613-1136 TIRES, 4 New Tires on rims 31X10.50 R15LT $500 941-421-9966 TOW BAR Ready Brute w/Surge Brake. $499 941-629-4565 VIDEO MAGNIFIER Clarity low vision. $450 941-375-8926 WANTED LAWNMOWERS DEAD OR ALIVE. Also used parts. Call 941-276-1765. WET DRY VAC Ridgid, NIB $70 941-624-0928 WET/DRY VAC. Rigid 12-Gal. 5hp. Perf. Cond. $50 941-474-4254 WORKLIGHT HOLOGEN 700Watt Double Bulb. $18 941-474-4254 Want to know what's going on out on thewater? Then you need to read Southwest Florida'sonly weekly outdoor recreation magazine.\1 -

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f)55(t\005b\006 rn\000\000)Tj/T1_1 1 Tf(b\002r\001nfftt \006 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 ALL AUTOS WANTEDwith or without title, any condition, year, make or model. We pay up to $20,000 and offer free towing. Call Cindy at 813-505-6939 WE BUY CARS RUNNINGORNOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 WE NEEDDONATIONSDONATE YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLE TOST. FRANCSISANIMALRESCUETAXDEDUCTIBLE. 941-716-3803 CASHFOR JUNKERS Available 24/7 941-286-3122, 623-5550 I BUY SCRAP CARS,TRUCKS AND WRECKS 941-456-1342 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 1955 CHEVY Instr. Cluster $100 941-575-5685 4 SPEED MUNCIE $500 941-629-6429 454 CYL HEADS $350 941-629-6429 MASTERCYLINDER, Dual $125 941-575-5685 MASTERCYLINDER, Mallory $100 941-575-5685 MERCEDES DOORS & Rear Bumper $275 941-629-6429 SKID PLATE, Jeep Factory Excellent. Fits any TJ (97-06) $175. 941-286-7360 ( ( $ $ " * ) ) # # ' ) ) ! * ( ( % % $ $ " " & & SNOWFLAKE WHEELS 81 Trans Am 15x8 $225 941-270-6348 TIRESNew take offs starting @ $39.95 Installed & Balanced Call for Inventory 941-639-5681 TOOL BOX PICK-UP TRUCK oversized Weather Guard, black, $175. 941-627-5339. VANS7290 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan WHEELCHAIR van, 10 lowered floor & ramp. 941-870-4325 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 2002 CHEVY S10, New Tires, Low Miles! Cab. Good Cond! $3,850. sold sold sold ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1960 STUDEBAKER Lark Hardtop, V8 3 Spd. w/OD. Oasis Green, Restored in the `90`s. As New! A Must See. $9,900 obo 941-474-2844 H HHHHHHSAVE THIS DATE: SAT., 8/16/14 10AM-2PMH HHHHH H HTHE VETERAN MOTOR CAR CLUB OF AMERICA WILL DISPLAY ANTIQUE TRUCKS AT TOUCH-A-TRUCK FAMILY EVENT SPONSORED BY THE CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENT & CONFERENCE CENTER, PUNTA GORDA FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO TOUCH, CLIMB, EXPLORE AND PRETEND, ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VEHICLES. OWNERS OF ANY YEAR, MAKE OR MODEL TRUCK, LARGE OR SMALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE FREE MUST PRE-REGISTER 941-833-5444 V.M.C.C.A. INFO 941-626-4452 THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AT NO CHARGE. BUDGETBUYS7252 #1 TOPCASHPAID UP TO $5,000 CARS, TRUCKS,ANYCOND. 941-650-5785 1993 BUICK CENTURY 152K Miles, Runs Great! No A/C. $900. sold sold sold 1996 SATURN new tires, chrome rims, stereo, lthr, sunroof $1650obo 941-255-0943 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY, Gas Saver! Must See! $988. 941-639-1601, Dlr 1999 HONDACIVIC EX, Silver. Gas Saver! $988. 941-639-1601, Dlr Eye Sore RemovalW e Buy Junk Cars Running Or Not, No Title, No Problem. I Buy Them All! 941-586-8214 Chris )(&""*#*$%!'&($" MERCEDES7190 2011 MERCEDES C300 16K MILES $25,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 MERCEDES C250 9,479 MILES $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR MITSUBISHI7195 2002 MITSUBISHI MONTERO $5769 Value SUV 941-421-8520 Palm Wholesale 2004 MITSUBISHI ENDEVOR $6998 Extra Clean Local 941-421-8520 Palm Wholesale NISSAN7200 2001 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE 88k, White $6795 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2009 NISSAN VERSA 49,173 mi, $9,874 855-481-2060 Dlr 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA SL, 44,716 mi, $14,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 NISSAN SENTRA 43,208 mi, $13,685 855-481-2060 Dlr 2013 NISSAN SENTRA SR, 10,358 mi, $16,987 855-481-2060 Dlr 2013 NISSAN SENTRA SR, 8,935 mi, $16,874 855-481-2060 Dlr TOYOTA7210 1997 TOYOTA CELICA conv., Red, 5 spd, leather, Sr owned, $4,900 941-255-3910 1999 TOYOTA AVALON leather int, 100K, 1 owner, very good $4000 401-258-7829 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA 108,257 mi, $8,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY Hybrid 69K $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, Silver Good Cond. 19k mi., $11,500 941-525-3955 2010 TOYOTA CAMRY 88,799 mi, $10,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2011 TOYOTA CAMRY 85,363 mi, $13,477 855-481-2060 Dlr 2011 TOYOTA HIGHLANDERLMTD AWD 11K $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 TOYOTA VENZA 35K $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA AVALON 29K MILES $25,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA S MODEL 28K $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT2.5L SE 19K $17,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 VW GTI 78,122 mi, $16,987 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 VW JETTA 37,609 MIL S14,875 855-481-2060 Dlr 2013 VOLKSWAGEN CCNAV 15K $26,990 855-280-4707 DLR MISC. IMPORTS7240 2012 FIAT 124 18,044 mi, $13,457 855-481-2060 Dlr 2013 FIAT 500 SPORT 7,443 MILES $14,990 855-280-4707 DLR HONDA7160 2012 HONDA PILOT EXL NAVI 40K $27,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 HONDA CIVIC 18,141 mi, $16,987 855-481-2060 Dlr 2013 HONDA CIVIC 20,190 mi, $16,587 855-481-2060 Dlr HYUNDAI7163 2004 HYUNDAI TIBURON GT V6 52K MILES $8,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 HYUNDAI SONATA $6547 ONLY!!! 941-421-8520 Palm Wholesale 2011 HYUNDAI SANTAFE GLS, 57,348 mi, $14,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HYUNDAI GENESIS GT-NAV 6,289 MILES $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LIFTBACK 3,552 MILES $16,991 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 HYUNDAI SONATA 6,890 MILES $21,990 855-280-4707 DLR INFINITI7165 2008 INFINITI G37 lthr, snrf 87,894 mi, $16,874 855-481-2060 Dlr 2009 INFINITI FX35 60K MILES $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 INFINITI JX35 NAV 10K MILES $39,990 855-280-4707 DLR KIA7177 2005 KIA RIO 5-Door Hatchback, Red $6495 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2007 KIA RIO LXWhite, GPS, Tinted, 27K Mi. Mint Cond! $9,900. 941-485-9331 2011 KIA RIO LX 4 Door Sedan, Auto, Power Windows $10,695 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2012 KIA SOUL 58,320 mi, $12,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 KIA SOUL 60,289 mi, $12,950 855-481-2060 Dlr LEXUS7178 2000 LEXUS GS 300 100k miles. Loaded, new tires and battery. Good cond. $6,395 941-223-2097 2006 LEXUS RX330 68,928 mi, $16,874 855-481-2060 Dlr MAZDA7180 2007 MAZDA 6, 94k mi., Extra Sharp!! $7495 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2011 MAZDA MX5 CNVRTBL, 25,444mi,$16,745 855-481-2060 Dlr MERCEDES7190 1995 MERCEDES E320 71K MILES $15,988 855-280-4707 DLR ACURA7145 2012 ACURA TSX WAGON 34K $22,911 855-280-4707 DLR AUDI7147 2011 AUDI S5 CABRIOLET CONVERTIBLE 36K, $41,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 AUDI Q7 NAV 17K, $57,990 855-280-4707 DLR BMW7148 2009 BMW 328IC CONVT., 32K $25,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 BMW 328IC CONVT., 35K $30,990 855-280-4707 DLR HONDA7160 2006 HONDA PILOT EX 70K MILES $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2007 HONDA CIVIC hybrid 88,548 mi, $7,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2007 HONDA CR-V 83,119 mi, $15,475 855-481-2060 Dlr 2008 HONDA CIVIC 82,350 mi, $11,958 855-481-2060 Dlr 2009 HONDA ACCORD 35,171 mi, $15,874 855-481-2060 Dlr , 2 2 . % % $ $ ' * 1 1 # # ) ) ( ( ,* *2 2# #. .% % 2 2. ( (! !# # / /0 0& &) )) )2 2" "2 2# #% %) )+ + 2009 HONDA ACCORD 70,583 mi, $14,875 855-481-2060 Dlr 2009 HONDA ACCORD NAV V6 CPE 55K $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 HONDA ACCORD SR 25,312 mi, $16.887 855-481-2060 Dlr 2010 HONDA CIVIC 77,925 mi, $13,257 855-481-2060 Dlr 2011 HONDA INSIGHT 52,008 mi, $13,874 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 22,351 mi, $15,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 34,394 mi, $15,987 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD 80,065 mi, $16,457 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA ACCORD EXL CPE V6 22K $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 HONDA ACCORD LXP 18,174 mi, $16,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC 22,220 mi, $14,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC 33,104 mi, $15,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC 60,088 mi, $13,754 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC CERT,. 23, 540 mi, $15,987 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC CERT,. 27,323 mi, $15,875 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA CIVIC LX, 27,291 mi, $13,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA FIT sport, 27,291 mi, $13,950 855-481-2060 Dlr 2012 HONDA FIT Sport, 39,309 mi, $14,987 855-481-2060 Dlr GMC7075 2010 GMC TERRAIN 31K MILES $18,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2014 GMC X-long Work Van 227k mi., Exc. Cond. $3800 941-629-9141 JEEP7080 2014 JEEP GR.CHEROKEE LIMITED 4WD 9,675 MI, $39,990 855-280-4707 DLR LINCOLN7090 2011 LINCOLN MKZ 35K MILES $17,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 LINCOLN MKS NAV 17K $27,911 855-280-4707 DLR MERCURY7100 2000 GRAND MARQUIS 1 Owner, 71k, $5495 941-916-9222 Dlr. PONTIAC7130 2009 PONTIAC G6 48k, One Local Owner $11,295 941-916-9222 Dlr. SATURN7135 2007 SATURN VUE 6 cyl, Very Good Condition. $7,500 941-769-5298 2008 SATURN AURA 4 Cyl., Auto, Extra Clean! $8295 941-916-9222 Dlr. PROPOWERAUTOSALES4140 Whidden Blvd Port Charlotte, 33980 98 SW2 Wagon $2,400 00 SL2 Sedan $2,750 98 SL2 Sedan $2,995 03 Vue SUV $3,899 04 Vue SUV $4,200 04 Vue SUV, AWD $4,599 06 Vue 4 cyl $4,799 06 Vue 4cyl $5,899 06 Vue 4 cyl $6,995 09 Vue XR leather $10,800 Used Saturn Parts & Service941-627-8822 SCION7136 2005 SCION TC $6950 Sunroof Full power Opt. 941-421-8520 Palm Wholesale USED CAR DEALERS7137 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222Buy Here Pay Here WE FINANCE EVERYONE MUSTHAVEINCOME& Lao",JUNX GAL'S N'!:NTFD90-286-302 o, 941-623-55502417 Past Servi,;emugMamas MOTORS941-916-9222"SAVING YOU MONEY MATTERSAT MATTAS MOTORS"1 11 11 11 1

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