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Chris and Eva Worden could have gone anywhere. They both have masters degrees in horticulture from the University of Maryland. They both have doctorates. Chris degree is in crop science from the University of Connecticut, while Evas is in ecosystem management from Yale University. They could have stayed up north, establishing cool organic farms there. They could have taken their extensive knowledge and education to the Miami area, where Eva grew up and has family. Instead, they developed an 85-acre U.S. Department of Agriculturecertified organic farm off Bermont Road in the eastern portion of Charlotte County, where they also are living, raising their children and preserving some of the land. Were feeding people healthy food and were working with nature and providing jobs to people that are enjoyable and gratifying, Eva said. To say theyve put down roots here would be both literal and kind of funny to word-nerds. Worden Farm has been featured on The Nightly News with Brian Williams, Americas Heartland, Florida Travel+Life, Florida Trend, and other publications. They also are recipients of the Florida Innovative Farmer Award, and have been named Organic Farmer Experts by the Organic Trade Association, states their website. So whats the difference between a regular farm and a USDA-certified organic farm? Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods, states the USDAs website. These methods integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation and genetic engineering may not be used. Heres just one example that separates the Worden Farm from Wordens educate, feed community As 2014 winds down, the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce is closing in on a record number of annual drug arrests a feat they say has led to a decline in other crimes. Authorities say taking narcotics off the streets has helped result in the fewest reported burglaries since at least the 1990s, and the least amount of theft complaints since 2000 gures reected in recently-released crime statistics by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It always goes back to drugs, said CCSO Criminal Investigations Commander Capt. Les Partington, pointing out many narcotics users Crime report: Area thefts, burglaries, reach recent lowBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERCRIME | 6 US 41 drainage project ahead of schedulePORT CHARLOTTE Almost a full year into the massive microtunneling project under U.S. 41, county ofcials said the drainage-improvement operation is about 70 percent done and continues ahead of schedule. But there is still plenty of work to be done before the unprecedented undertaking is wrapped up by June. A project of this magnitude presents all kinds of challenges, particularly when it came to keeping U.S. 41 open to trafc during construction. Remarkably, all has gone according to plan, said Jeff Keyser, county project manager. It denitely shows weve done our homework, he said. Key to any project is the design work done ahead of time, he said, plotting out each step and anticipating every possible outcome. For this project, which has never been tried before on this scale, the planning began six years ago. If the specs arent drawn right, it becomes a guessing game for the contractor. I dont foresee any problems whatsoever, Keyser said. Its a lot of communication, a lot of teamwork. All the drilling underneath U.S. 41 to install huge box culverts for increased drainage capacity at three different waterways was nished by September, Keyser said. Now work continues at the Elkcam Waterway, the largest construction site, and at the Fordham Waterway, where a damlike structure is being constructed to regulate water ow under U.S. 41. The weir will be completed within By GARY ROBERTSSTAFF WRITERPROJECT | 6PUNTA GORDA Charlotte High School teacher Paul DeGaeta walked into the Habana Cigar Lounge and asked the owner, Jose Santiago, if he could donate four cigars to Sgt. Joseph Cantasano, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. Santiago jumped at the opportunity to help. In fact, Santiago had served 12 years in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne, known as the All American Division, and 10th Special Forces Group in Germany. Paul came in with a package he wanted to send overseas to Joseph, Santiago said. When I heard he was with the 82nd Airborne I gave him a bundle of Francisco Mirandas, a bundle of Padrons and four other assorted cigars. My ance, Kathie Habana Cigar Lounge welcomes back Afghan vetBy AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENTVET | 6 SEMIANNUAL UNIFORM CRIME REPORT(Reported index crimes, January to June) 2013 2014 (change) Charlotte County Sheriffs Office 1,742 1,532 (-12%) Punta Gorda Police Department 160 163 (2%) Sarasota County Sheriffs Office 3,222 2,872 (-11%) North Port Police Department 522 517 (-1%) DeSoto County Sheriffs Office 330 452 (37%) Arcadia Police Department 139 107 (-23%) Note: index crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and grand theft auto Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement semiannual crime reports, released mid-November SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGEva Worden shows two kinds of recently harvested radishes. ChristyFEINBERGCOLUMNISTLIVE LIKE A TOURISTCHRISTY | 7 PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTSCounty project manager Je Keyser oversees construction at the Elkcam Waterway, where three huge culverts have been drilled under U.S. 41. Starting in early 2015, the north access road will be closed for at least four months when work begins on a new weir to regulate the ow of water. PHOTO PROVIDEDPunta Gorda resident Sgt. Joseph Cantasano served with Special Forces for seven months while in Afghanistan. Charlotte SunCLASSIFIED: Comics 13-16 | Dear Abby 16 | TV Listings 17 VOL. 122 NO. 337An Edition of the SunAMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILYWEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, $1.00 Isolated p.m. rain82 61 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis years savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...Every kid should have a bike ... and a helmet.INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $127,062 ANCESTORS AND ALCOHOL WHATS NEXT FOR MICHIGAN?Brady Hoke is out after four years as coach at Michigan, which has struggled to regain its status in the Big Ten. Primates developed a taste for alcohol more than 10 million years ago.THE WIRE PAGE 1 SPORTS PAGE 1 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | World 3 | Business 5-6 | State 8 | Weather 8 Nintendo PS2 +25 games, $150In Todays Classifieds! THE SUN: Obituaries 5 | Legals 8 | Crosswords 9 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 | Police Beat 12 AND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000 JALryam,44rc1e Ia -f ., I IP rl lAoriii' IIII II 1111111 Irk............................................................J


Our Town Page 2 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 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.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 .................... 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Above rates do not include sales tax.Mail subscription rates: Rates as follows (advance payment required): 7 Days 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $120.88 $216.81 $386.10 Sunday Only 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year $58.81 $110.56 $186.19 Single Copy rates Daily $1.00 Sunday $2.00 Unclaimed account balances under $10, inactive for 15 months, will be used to purchase newspapers for classroom use. Sun Newspapers CUSTOMER SERVICE POLICY Delivery should be expected prior to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Customer Service hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday; Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to noon. To subscribe or to report any problems with your service, please call 941-206-1300 or toll-free at 877-818-6204. You may visit our office at: 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. GOVERNMENT TODAY Punta Gorda City, Council/CRA meeting, 9 a.m., 326 W. Marion Ave., PG. 575-3369. EVENTS TODAYSunrise Yoga, 7:30AM on the water @ Charlotte Harbor Env Ctr Alligator Creek Preserve. 10941 Burnt Store Rd. $8/class. 941-575-5435. Woodcarving, & Woodburning every Wed. 8am to noon at the Cultural Center. Come and join us. Bev 764-6452 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch With Peggy 11-2:30 Am Leg 110 Bingo, Early Birds 10:30 Hot Ball, New payouts on specials and speedies. Am Legion Riders Open to the public Punta Gorda Elks, 11 am-2 pm Lunch; 5-8 pm Dinner; 6:30-10:30 pm Karaoke with Wam @25538 Shore PG 637-2606, members & guests Singer Michael Hirst, Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst performs near Good Ole Days Coffee Caf at Fishermens Village 11-2 p.m. 941-639-8721 Cribbage, Join us at the Cultural Center every Wednesday from 12:45p to 4p in Centennial Hall for Cribbage. Call 6254175 for info. Scrabble, Come join us for Scrabble every Wednesday from 1-4p for more info call 941-625-4175 Karaoke, join us in the palm room for karaoke you can sing or just listen $1 entre fee unless you eat at the Caf Christmas Lights@Pk, The Price House & Cigar Cottage are decked out for the holidays. 5-9 pm $10 History Park, 501 Shreve St. 931-639-1887. PC Kayakers, Mtg every Weds 5PM Franz Ross Park,19355 Quesada Blvd PC to pick next paddling site for Sunday AM. 941-627-1004 Fletcher Program, Fletcher Music Christmas Program at Fishermens Village center court 5-8 p.m. 941-639-8721 Author Robt Macomber, Meet the author of the HONOR series of naval historical fiction. 6pm. Copperfish Books 1205 Elizabeth. PG RSVP 205-2560 Bion Cantorum Sings!, 7:30 PM History Park, Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. Traditional Carols. Lights at the Park Christmas event. 617 827 0714 THURSDAY Trail Trekking, 7:30am enjoy the trails @ Charlotte Harbor Env Ctr Alligator Creek Preserve. 10941 Burnt Store Rd. Free. 941-575-5435. Crafty Ladies, Handcrafted items every Thursday 9-11:30am (except holidays). Oaks Cove, Gulf Cove UMC, 1100 McCall, PC. 697-5533 Deep Creek Elks 2763, Lunch With Kathy 11-2:30, Initiation @7pm Deep Creek Elks 2763, Dogs And Wings 12-2, Dinner 5-8, Filet, Ribs and much more, Music 6:30-9:30 With Escape, Reservations Suggested Charlotte Bay-NSDAR, Christmas Luncheon. Chinese Auction-, CHYC 4400 Lister St, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, Must register by 11-26-14 $25.00 pp Punta Gorda Elks, 11am-2pm Lunch; 5-8pm Dinner; 6:30-8:30pm Bingo @ 25538 Shore PG 637-2602,members & guests P.G. Rotary Club, Meets weekly at the Isle Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Avenue Punta Gorda, 12:00N-1:00PM. FMI Paul Versnik 941-979-0522 Yoga for Parkinsons, Yoga for Parkinsons patients & Caregivers. 6 week series Dec 4. $60. North Port Yoga 1001 Corporate Ave 941-423-5409 Christmas Lights@Pk, The Price House & Cigar Cottage are decked out for the holidays. 5-9 pm $10 History Park, 501 Shreve St. 931-639-1887. Muttini Mingle, Muttini Mingle with live music by Michael Hirst at Fishermens Village center stage 5:30-8 p.m. 941-639-8721 Walk N Dine Singles, Singles age 50+ meet at Gazebo @ 100 Nesbit St PG or at Restaurant to Dine & Dance 941-244-8073 www. FRIDAY GFWC Board Meeting, Board members will meet on Dec 5 at 10 A.M. at the Clubhouse, 20271 Tappan Zee, Port Charlotte. Cafe Philo, Caf Philo, Philosophical discussion group. Fri 31 10:15am-11:45am.Library 2050 Forest Nelson Blvd. Pt Char. 380-0141 Blood drive at bank, 10:30-5, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, 1100 Tamiami Trail. Free movie ticket, Chick-fil-A coupon. 16&up w/ID. 624-5400. Deep Creek Elks 2763, Dinner5-8, AYCE Fried Fish, Prime Rib, Crab Cakes And More, Music With Mike & Cheryl 6:0-9:30 Michael Hirst, Singer/ Guitarist Michael Hirst performs near Good Ole Days Coffee Caf at Fishermens Village 11-2 p.m. 941-639-8721 Bingo Friday, Bingo Friday Friendliest Bingo game in town Quarter games start at 10:15 Cultural Center 625-4175 | COMMUNITY CALENDAR Harbor Isles Christmas Craft Fair, Dec 6 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 1 Palm Harbor Dr. in Harbor Isles off U.S. 41, North of Ortiz Blvd, North Port, FL. Outstanding Designer Crafts, Hot Dogs, Bake Sale Avail. Master Gardener Plant & Garden Sale, Master Gardener Plant & Garden Sale on Sat., Dec.6, 9am-1pm, 25550 Harbor View Rd. Pt.Char. Plants-book-equip & more. For more info 941-764-4340. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTSPlease join us on Friday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Freeman House, our ofce in Punta Gorda, for Coffee Connections. Stop by on your way to work and enjoy a cup of coffee, breakfast treats and great networking. If youve been thinking about joining our great organization, wed love to have you as our guest and introduce you to potential customers and referral sources. Santa conrmed, check. Porta-potties ordered, check. Shuttle buses arranged, check. Were ready for our 36th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. Park your car at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center and hop on a one-way-only bus, starting at 9:30 a.m., to Charlotte High School to meet your oat or per forming unit. The parade steps off at noon from Charlotte High School and will head north on Taylor and disband at the Event Center. The reviewing stand will be in front of Centennial Bank, so get downtown early and set up your chairs and then head to the Farmers Market and the stores downtown and shop Charlotte. Please call us at 941-627-2222 if you have any questions about the parade. We have great bands, oats and performing units and its supposed to be chamber of commerce weather, so bring your family downtown and enjoy the day. Networking at Noon is Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Hurricane Charleys in Punta Gorda. Please RSVP (respond, if you please) in the Chamber store or by calling 941-627-2222. Weve had to turn away people without reservations, so get your name on the list early. The Business Card Exchange runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at BMO Harris Bank, 1777 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Please bring plenty of business cards to hand out and a small gift to promote your business. And, we end the chamber networking on Wednesday, Dec. 17 with the Third Wednesday Coffee. The Charlotte Sun is the sponsor of the Coffee which runs from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. and the program will be our annual Christmas Parade award celebration,which always makes me weepy. Its so nice to see kids so excited about winning a trophy or plaque. Just a reminder that the Punta Gorda Chambers (941-639-3720) Lighted Boat Parade is Dec. 14 and the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Associations (941-637-1655) Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Lighted Boat Parade is Dec. 20. Shop Charlotte! Julie Mathis is executive director for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. Email her at jmathis@ charlottecountychamber. org.Networking time Charlotte County ChamberJulie Mathis Bethany L. Walden, Au. D Board Certified Doctor of Audiology Charlotte Hearing Center, Inc. Hearing Evaluations & Hearing Aids Since 1984 766-8886 Most Major Brands Available 21216 Olean Blvd., Suite 4 Port Charlotte Across from AAA Bldg. 50478203 50477523 3440 Conway Blvd. #2A (Behind Post Office) Port Charlotte DR. SUSAN R. 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Our Town Page 4 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS This Friday at 6 p.m., we are guar anteeing (weather permitting LOL!) that it will snow again in Punta Gorda. More specically, it will snow on the corner of Marion and Taylor, by the Christmas Tree, for approximately 15 minutes, starting at 6 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help in the festivities. The PG Chamber will also ensure the same weather conditions will prevail on Dec. 12 and 19 at the same time, giving kids of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and to take those all important seles to send to family and friends in colder climates! On Sunday, we continue the Holiday theme with a Running of the Elves run/walk through our city, to benet the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society and the preservation and creation of new murals in our city. The run/ walk starts and ends at the Tiki Bar behind the Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the run/ walk starts at 11 a.m. We are encouraging you to dress in holiday attire, with prizes for the best adult and child costumes at the end. Registration is $25 per person, which can be done through our online payment center at www. puntagordachamber. com or by calling 941639-3720. By calling by the end of business today, you will also get a souvenir shirt to commemorate your efforts and to thank you for your support. Walkups and late reservations cannot be guaranteed a shirt sorry. Please come out on Sunday, have fun, visit the histor ic murals of our city and help raise funds for their preservation. In conjunction with the Green Hibiscus Trolley Company, we are coordinating Christmas Light Trolley Tours on Dec. 12, 13, 19, 21 and 22, starting at 7 p.m. Join us for a festive tour of lights in both Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, with the tour departing the Herald Court Parking Garage at 7 p.m., lasting approximately two and a half hours. Enjoy Christmas trivia, carols and spectacular light displays. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling us on 941-639-3720. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. Also starting again every Friday from Jan. 9 to May 1, we shall be operating the Discovery Punta Gorda Trolley and Boat tours. Choose from three afternoon tours. The rst two tours will depart from the Herald Court Parking garage and will be trolley-only tours of the city and its main attractions. The onboard narrator will give you history of the area, mention notewor thy locations and give you great insight into Punta Gordas journey as a destination. The third tour will commence from the dock of Kingsher Fleet in Fishermens Village with a one and a half hour harbor cruise, before returning to shore for a one hour trolley tour, bringing you back to Fishermens Village afterward. The trolley-only tours are $25 per person (max. of 26 per tour) and the trolley/boat combo is $45 per person. Call 941-639-3720 for reser vations now. These tours are always extremely popular and sell out ear ly. Advance reservations are required. Mark your calendars also for the 25th Annual Lighted Boat Parade across the Harbor on Sunday, Dec. 14. The parade will set sail at 6 p.m. from the north shore (Edgewater Lake), before making a swing by the Isles Yacht Club, Fishermens Village and Laishley Park Marina. Under the chairmanship of Sarah Buck and Doug Buuck, there have been several major changes made, including an option for boaters to join the parade on the south side of the harbor, avoiding a crossing of the harbor. For full details and to purchase tickets ($15) for the private viewing party at the Isles Yacht Club, please visit www.puntagorda or call us during ofce hours at 941-639-3720. For details of this weekends Christmas Land Parade through downtown, please visit www. charlottecounty or call 941-639-2222 for further information. Just in case you missed our recent announcements, we are all SOLD OUT of VIP and Premium tickets for next years 10th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival. The line-up is Dave Koz, Nick Colionne and Mindi Abair. To purchase advance regular tickets, either visit the online payment center at www. puntagordachamber. com and purchase securely from there, or call the ofce during regular ofce hours at 941-639-3720. Our only disclaimers are, sadly, no pets and denitely no coolers. Welcome to Punta Gorda Wine and Jazz Festival 2015! It is with great pride that we bring such a talented lineup to our city. The Sunday Jazz Brunch, presented by Presley Beane Financial Services at the Isles Yacht Club is also now set for Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets are $45 and are available from the same locations. Youll enjoy incredible food and a great lineup of live jazz musicians. Join our mailing list to get your very own copy of the Friday Facts and never be out of the loop again! Call us on 941639-3720 or visit www. puntagordachamber. com and click the Friday Facts icon. John R. Wright is President of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce jrwright@ puntagorda-chamber. com.Its hooray for the holidays in Punta Gorda Punta Gorda ChamberJohn Wright Wildlife center seeks helpThe Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway (at the end of West Marion Avenue), Punta Gorda, is in need of bleach, eggs, romaine lettuce and kale, along with rodent-proof metal storage containers or cabinets in which to store food. The containers do not have to be new, but do need to seal. For more information, call 941637-3830, or visit www. peaceriverwildlifecenter. org.Road-resurfacing project to beginBeginning the rst week of December through Dec. 12 (weather permitting), pavement resurfacing is scheduled on the following Punta Gorda roadways: West Marion Avenue, from U.S. 41 South to Shreve Street. West Olympia Avenue, from U.S. 41 South to Henry Street. 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The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE Kenneth W. AltuchoffKenneth W. Altuchoff Born 7/23/1940 My beloved husband passed on to the Lord on 12/1/2014. I was so fortunate to have him for 49 years. We met while I was in high school and he was in the Navy. They said it wouldnt last, we fooled them, didnt we pops. He was an honest, kind and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a true friend. He loved his friends in our Lung Cancer group meetings, he had his special ones, and you know who you are. He had true concerns for all his beloved friends there and would worry about them rather than dwelling on himself. Ken will always be with his son, Joseph, daughter Dawn, grandchildren BritneyLee, Jessica, Nikki, Joseph Jr., and Carlo Jr. Many nieces and nephews and his sister Wilma, also many of his friends from Lung Cancer research Council. In lieu of owers, please donate in Kens name to the Lung Cancer Research Council, so that we can get more research for persons like Ken and many others so they could live a less worrisome life, free of lung cancer. Visitation will be held at Kays Ponger & Usleton Funeral Home, Punta Gorda on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 2 PM 4 PM, services will begin at 4 PM. God Bless Everyone.Robert Paul HorvathRobert Paul Horvath Captain Bob passed away November 15, 2014 after ghting a long brave battle. Bob originally from Parma Ohio graduated Parma High School class of 1959 and attended Ohio University. He moved to Port Charlotte in the early 1970s. He then started working for the Port Charlotte Fire Department as a reghter and also served on the dive team, after consolidation in the late 1980s it then became Charlotte County Fire and EMS. He then earned the rank of Captain overseeing the three battalions as they have today. He served the community of Charlotte County for 27 years. Bob was loved and cherished by all who knew him. There was nothing Bob would not do for anyone. He had a love of trains and boating also. Bob was a longtime member of the Florida Live Steamers and Trade Winds and the Atlantic Railroad Clubs; He was also a longtime member of the Power Squadron. In lieu of owers donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Multiple Myeloma Research foundation would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of Capt. Bobs life will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM from Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2405 Harbor Boulevard. A gathering of Friends will be from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. To light a candle in Capt. Bobs name please visit Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.Adelaide H. KellerAdelaide H. Keller, 99, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte chapel.ENGLEWOOD John Emil BergerJohn Emil Berger February 2, 1952 to November 29, 2014. Formerly of Holyoke and Easthampton, MA, John passed away suddenly in Englewood, FL on November 29. He was a 1970 Holyoke High School graduate. John was an independent contractor and carpenter, specializing in patio decks, and was an accomplished photographer. He relocated to the West Palm Beach area and became a eld superintendent with RJM Homes, Inc. Of recent years, he was employed as a bridge operator for Sarasota County. John was pre-deceased by his father, Harold Berger. Mourning his loss are his mother Jan Berger Oehler and her husband Bill; his siblings: Barbara Boucher and her husband Paul of W. Springeld, MA; Eric Berger and his wife Gail of Crofton, MD; Gretta Tucker and her husband Larry of S. Hadley, MA, and Susan Maggio of Wellington, FL; William Oehler and his wife Wendy of Coventry, CT and his special friend, Patti Hanson. In addition, he leaves Godparents June and Richard Berger; two cousins: Leesa and Paula Berger; eleven nephews and nieces: Chris, Emma, Jennifer, Kimmy, Melissa, Molly, Paige, Ricky, RJ, Selena, and Tim; and nine great-nephews and nieces: Avery, Calleigh, Cody, Ethan, Fynnleigh, Liam, Mia, Rocco, and Sage. Johns kind and compassionate demeanor and his great sense of humor will be remembered in a gathering of friends and family at his sister Susans home in Wellington on Thursday, December 4. Please visit johnberger for more information.NORTH PORT Vera B. FreckVera B. Freck, 94, of North Port, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.Katherine MetrioneKatherine Kay Metrione, 90, of North Port, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. She was born July 12, 1924, in New Jersey. Kay moved to North Port in 1972. She was the owner of Kays Place deli and worked in both the Venice and North Port schools. Kay was an early member of various organizations in our community. Kay will be missed but not forgotten by her daughters, Lois Kozak of North Port, and Janet Blasi of New Jersey; sons, Henry Jakimer of North Port, and Nicholas Jakimer of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren, two nephews; and her muchloved dog, Daisy. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael Metrione, in 2006. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Farley Funeral Home, North Port Chapel. A Mass will be held at noon, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at San Pedro Catholic Church, with burial immediately following at Venice Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory visit www. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Homes & Crematory.DESOTO Loma Salathiea Morrison AshfordLoma Salathiea Morrison Ashford, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1942, in Arcadia, Fla., the eldest daughter of Iva Beatrice Eason and Albert Coleman Morrison. Salathiea was baptized and joined Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and often accompanied grandmama to the Baptist Training Union and Congress Convention. She completed grade school and high school at Smith Brown in Arcadia, and began her formal education at Florida Memorial College in 1960. While at Florida Memorial College, Salathiea joined the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and exemplified finer womanhood not only throughout her collegiate career but throughout her professional and personal life. In 1964, a Bachelor of Science degree in Education was conferred upon her, and shortly thereafter she began to teach in Avon Park, Fla. She later attended Boston University and received a masters degree in Education. It was in Avon Park, where she would meet and eventually marry Jesse Ashford Jr. June 13, 1966, and to this union three children were born: Doleciea, LaTreace and Jesse. After returning to Arcadia from abroad, Salathiea resumed her membership at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, faithfully attending Sunday School and diligently serving as a deaconess and a member of the choir.David Ray TuckerDavid Ray Tucker Tucker, 66, of Gulfport, Fla., and Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, after a brief stay at Bayfront Hospice. He lived most of his life in St. Petersburg as a merchant fisherman and as an iron worker on the Skyway Bridge. He came to Arcadia, in the 1980s, worked for Sorrells Brothers and held numerous other jobs. Though Tucker left Arcadia, his heart was always here. Tucker is survived by his extended family, Susan and Allbon Sharkey, Robert Floyd; and his many friends in Arcadia, St. Petersburg and at the Boca Ciega Rehab Center, where he had been living for the past few years. Tuckers ashes will be spread at the Peace River Bridge at noontime on New Years Day, 2015. Arrangements are by Life Tribute, Gulfport, Fla. | OBITUARIESAndrew D. KantonAndrew D. Kanton, 89 of Punta Gorda, FL passed away peacefully with his wife Maria at his side on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014 in Port Charlotte. Andy was born on July 18, 1925 to the late Daniel and Ourania (nee Anton) Kanton in Chicago, IL. After graduating high school, Andy attended college and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving his country in World War II. Following the war, he returned to civilian life and work. He met his wife Maria (nee Chirban), and on September 17, 1950 they were wed. Together they raised four children. Andy and Maria moved from Westchester, IL to Punta Gorda, FL in 2000 and are members of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte. Andy was also a lifelong member of the Masons and of AHEPA. During his life Andy owned and operated restaurants and later for relaxation he operated a dairy farm. Andy was a jack of all trades, but his true passion was as a decorator. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Maria, and their four children, Denise (Dean) Futris, Linda (Paul) Ruby, Coreen (James) Healy, and Daniel (Sonya) Kanton; also, nine grandchildren. In addition to his parents Andy is preceded in death by a brother, Peter Kanton, and a sister, Jennie Nichols. He was also the brother-in-law of Georgia and the late Rev. Fred Halliman and the late Louis Chirban. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. with an evening Wake Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Homes, Port Charlotte Chapel. Further funeral services followed by interment will be held in Illinois. In lieu of owers, memorial donations in Andys name may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 24411 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. The Salvation Army Angel Tree is up in our ofce and we need your help! I love to write about good community ideas in this column. This one is very close to home, because it started with the Sun s copy desk chief, Nathan Lane. He sits right by me. A few years ago, Nathan noticed the tags on the newspapers Angel Tree. The Salvation Army brings the tags. Boys and girls in our community, who are in need, ll out the cards in response to the question, What do you want for Christmas? Then someone hangs the tags on the tree near our front door. Our wonder ful staff loves to pluck a ticket and go shopping for a needy young person. It feels good. But usually not if its a bike. Thats a big commitment and the bike cards usually hang around the longest. Thats what Nathan noticed. He saw four or ve tags still on the tree one year, and each one of them requested a bike. Nathan walked around the building, took up a collection, and before long, he had a few hundred bucks, more than enough for ve bikes. The next year, Nathan asked the Salvation Army for 10 bike tickets, and again he got more than enough. In 2013, Nathan collected enough for 37 bikes. We would have been able to buy more, but we received a check written out to Bike Fund, and the bank wouldnt let us cash it. This year, he has set the bar at 40 bikes. That means we need some help from the community to the tune of about $3,000 to get this done. Nathan has a team in place to buy as many bikes as possible before the Dec. 16 deadline. Nathans elves will bring the bikes to the Charlotte Sun do any assembly needed, make sure seats and handlebars are tight and that the tires are inated, and deliver them to the Salvation Army. I have to admit, its always a fun day at the ofce, when wrenches and ratchets, screwdrivers and Allen wrenches are making a joyful noise. There are big bikes for teenagers, and tiny bikes for the little ones. Some have baskets, some have training wheels that need installing. Its not unusual to hear the honk of a horn or the brriiiing of a little metal bell. A bike is the kind of thing every kid needs. If youre little, you need to learn how to use one. When youre a certain age, it can be your primary form of transpor tation. This is especially true if you have a parent who works, and you need to be someplace. Weve already got a few dollars in the bike fund. If we could do it all, we would. To get to 40, we need some help. Can you help? Chris Porter is the executive editor of the Sun Newspapers.What boy or girl wouldnt want a bike for Christmas?HELP US PLAY SANTAIf youd like to donate toward the Suns bike collection, contact Nathan Lane at 941-206-1138 or nlane@ You also can bring or mail a donation to the Charlotte Sun, 23170 Harbor view Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980. Please make checks out to Nathan Lane. The deadline for collection is Dec. 16. SUN FILE PHOTO BY CHRIS PORTERNathan Lane hands o a load of bicycles to Emilio Ramos, a driver for the Salvation Army, in December 2012. Nathan, the Suns Copy Desk Chief, initiated the campaign to buy bikes for the Salvation Armys Angel Tree campaign. 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Our Town Page 6 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE steal to get money for their habits. Weve been tracking the most prolic offenders we have in property crimes and also following the most prolic drug offenders. . Overall, crime is down. According to numbers provided by the sheriffs ofce, the agency is on pace to make more drug-related arrests this year than 2013s total of 1,447 the most in the CCSOs 93-year history. And, semiannual crime statistics just released by the FDLE show there were only 283 burglaries reported in the rst six months of 2014 (during the last six months of 2011, there were 640 such reports). There were 1,054 thefts over the same period, down from 1,366 at the end of 2011. They say 60 percent of crimes are committed by 6 percent of people, Partington said. We are going after those people. Most of the rest of the crimes are crimes of opportunity. The most recent FDLE semiannual Uniform Crime Report reects index crimes, which include murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and grand theft auto. For the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce, the total crime index or, the amount of all those offenses reported was 1,532 in the rst six months of the year. That gure is down 12 percent from the end of last year, and is a recent low. There were 2,246 index crimes reported to the CCSO during the last six months of 2011. I think, too, its partially due to the economy getting better, said Partington. People are getting jobs and dont have to resort to crime. The Punta Gorda Police Department took reports of 163 index crimes in the beginning of this year, roughly the same amount as the previous two six-month periods.Trending elsewhereThrough June, overall crime decreased by 8.1 percent for all of Sarasota County including its cities, with decreases in all major crime categories except forcible rape, which increased from 40 in 2013 to 41 in 2014. According to FDLE data, larcenies and burglaries showed the greatest decrease through the rst half of 2014: burglaries fell from 1,116 to 1,004, while larcenies fell from 3,697 to 3,432. Aggravated assaults dropped from 421 to 383, while robberies fell from 139 to 119, data shows. In total, 5,621 crimes were reported in Sarasota County through June of this year. In North Port, 517 total crimes were reported through June, representing a one percent decrease. Through June 2013, 522 crimes were reported, data shows. According to data on the NPPD website, a three-year average in 2013 showed an overall decrease of 30 percent, with more than 30 percent of all cases cleared. 2014 data was not available on their website. Index crimes were up in DeSoto County, driven by more burglaries and thefts, FDLE data shows. Crime across the state dropped 2.4 percent, or 8,133 fewer crimes were reported in the rst six months this year, compared to the beginning of last year. Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low, which is great news for Florida families, communities and visitors, Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. It is thanks to the hard work of our brave law enforcement ofcials that Florida is reaching these historic crime lows. Staff writer Drew Winchester contributed to this report.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comCRIMEFROM PAGE 1CHARLOTTES CRIME DECLINE(Burglaries and thefts reported to Charlotte County Sheriffs Office, last five years) Burglaries Thefts Other index crimes Jan.-June 2014 283 1,054 195 July-Dec. 2013 375 1,136 229 Jan.-June 2013 373 1,119 250 July-Dec. 2012 399 1,076 284 Jan.-June 2012 462 1,176 219 July-Dec. 2011 640 1,366 240 Jan.-June 2011 449 1,155 241 July-Dec. 2010 512 1,271 230 Jan.-June 2010 465 1,464 233 July-Dec. 2009 565 1,454 348 Jan.-June 2009 382 1,248 263 Note: not all thefts stemmed from burglaries, but some burglaries may have resulted in thefts Note 2: other index crimes include murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggra vated assault and grand theft auto Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement a couple of weeks, he said, allowing for the closed north access road, between Easy Street and Conway Boulevard, to be reopened by February, or possibly sooner, he said. By early 2015, however, it will be time to begin work on the Elkcam Waterway weir, forcing that portion of the north access road to be closed for at least four months. In the next few weeks, another work crew will arrive on site, further accelerating progress, Keyser said. The nal stage of the drainage project will take place in March on Elmira Boulevard, which will be closed for a few months to install new culverts at the Pompano Waterway canal crossing and under the roadway. To minimize disruption, the county continues to have electronic signs in place directing trafc and letting motor ists know future closures. In addition, a slight dip in U.S. 41, caused by the underground drilling, already has been repaired. But some businesses continue to be inconvenienced. Chrissy Murdock, owner of Charlies Pub near the Elkcam Waterway, said the construction has cut her business in half by limiting customer parking. Thats the whole issue, she said. Where do they park? Other merchants on the north access road, like Diane Casey, owner of Mariners Trading, said there has been little impact. Its dustier than usual, she said. But we have boaters and theyre used to rough waters. The drainage improvements along U.S. 41 are needed to accommodate the widening of Midway Boulevard to four lanes, slated to begin construction this summer, said Keyser, who also will oversee the roadway expansion. The $17.4 million highway project, between Sharpe Street and Kings Highway, will involve placing 38,000 feet of pipe along the 2.5-mile stretch for more drainage capacity and will take three years to complete, he said.Email: groberts@sun-herald.comPROJECTFROM PAGE 1 This section of the Elkcam Waterway is how the entire U.S. 41 microtunneling project will look when the work is done by June.PHOTOS BY GARY ROBERTSThe Fordham Waterway weir is nearly nished, allowing for the U.S. 41 access road, between Easy Street and Conway Boulevard, to reopen by February. Jette, packaged it all up and put in three of our bumper stickers asking him to place it on one of his vehicles. A week or so later, Santiago said he received a phone call from Cantasano thanking him for the package especially the cigars. The boys love the cigars, Joseph told me, he said. Then he sent me a photo of the back of his vehicle with our sticker on it. I put it in a place of honor in the lounge. Over the weekend, the Habana Cigar Lounge hosted a welcome home party for Cantasano. Surrounded by family and friends, the Punta Gorda resident shook hands as people thanked him for his service. Cantasano, a 2008 graduate of Charlotte High School, said he enlisted after graduation and was initially assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, which guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. I served in a support capacity but I did presidential security and an honorary walk on Dec. 6, 2012, he said. My 31 months there was the best foundation I could have, and I re-enlisted for another four years. After advanced infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and airborne school at Fort Benning, Ga., Cantasano arrived in Afghanistan on April 12, 2014. He was assigned to Camp Brown in Kandahar Province, located in the southern part of the country. I was with Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, he said. I was a certied mail carrier and traveled to remote COPs, combat outposts and FOBs, forward operating bases. Cantasano said he also participated in the Village Stability Platforms, or VSP, part of the overall Village Stability Operations program initiated by Special Forces to combat the Taliban insurgency. The VSP is the embedded security forces that works through and with Afghan leaders in the rural areas to gain their trust, much like the Marine Combined Action Program did during the Vietnam War. Cantasanos father passed away several years ago, and the young soldier began calling DeGaeta a few months before his deploy ment to chat with him. He'd share his successes and thoughts, DeGaeta said. I know he'd rather have been talking with his father. But if he was using me for that, I was attered and happy to step in for his dad who couldn't be there. When Cantasano gave DeGaeta a shot glass from the Special Forces unit he had been assigned to prior to his deployment, DeGaeta said he told him he would save it for a shot or two of Irish whiskey upon his safe return. DeGaeta placed it on his book shelf, but decided to hedge his bet a little. My girlfriend, Kathy, has these small South American "worry gures" she keeps in a small round container near her makeup, DeGaeta said. She says it makes her think about the people in her family she loves every day so she can send them good vibes. So, I asked for one for Joe, and I stuck it in the shot glass that and a lot of prayers, and he's home. Cantasano said when he opened the package and saw the cigars, Oreo cookies, and the Tarpon ag, he was dumbfounded. Our squad sat up on the roof of our hootch, smoked a cigar, ate the Oreo cookies, and watched the fast movers (ghter aircraft) take off and land, he said. It was like a taste of home. Cantasanos mother, Maryalice, said she was extremely pleased to see all her sons together laughing and enjoying the evening at the welcome home gathering. Joe and his brothers are very close, she said. Michael, his younger brother, was born Nov. 26 and Joe was born Nov. 27. If one hurts, they all hurt. They walk as one. Joe walked into my house on Thanksgiving morning, she continued. I ran into his arms. My boy was nally home.VETFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTOS BY SUE PAQUINMichael, Joseph, Chuck and Tom Cantasano pose with their mother, Maryalice, at Josephs homecoming at the Habana Cigar Lounge over the weekend. Jose Santiago, former Special Forces and 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper gives the thumbs up, as he and his ance, Kathie Jette, welcome home Sgt. Joseph Cantasano. Travel the world at the libraryThe Charlotte County Library System, a division of the Charlotte County Community Services Department, invites you to Travel the World at the Punta Gorda Library, 424 W. Henry St. Each month the library will feature a cooking or craft program celebrating a different area of our world. These programs are set for 11 a.m. the following remaining dates: Thursday, German holiday cookie swap. Jan. 8, 2015, United Kingdom a cup o tea. Feb. 5, 2015, eastern Europe, including Russia smashing sandwiches. March 5, 2015, China upcycle that; cherry blossom book bag. Seating is limited to 25 people. For more information, or to sign up, call 941-833-5460.Thanks for Giving event plannedThe Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center will play host to its inaugural Thanks for Giving volunteer thank-you event at noon Thursday at CHECs Alligator Creek Preserve, 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. Turkey will be provided by CHEC, and guests are encouraged to bring a favorite dish of their own. Those who are inter ested in becoming a new volunteer are welcome. After the event, guests will have the opportunity to walk the turkey off during a very special guided hike. For more information, call 941-575-5435.Ingroov to performEnjoy a variety of swing and big band tunes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in Centennial Hall at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. This afternoon of music is only $4 per person. The Ingroov Big Band is set to perform the rst and third Thursday of each month through April 2015. Tickets are available at the door. 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The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 C Our Town Page 7 FROM PAGE ONE non-organic farms: Tomato stakes that have been chemically treated may last longer, but the chemicals can leach into the soil and thus into the tomatoes. Unlike at other farms, here youll find dill and cilantro growing beneath tasty tomato plants. First, its a space saver. Second, the aromatic herbs help deter insects and other pests. It looks more like a giant garden, and theres a lot of diversity, Eva said. The Wordens may be providing healthy, organic foods to our community, but theyre also providing jobs and educating the community. There are several workshops offered at Worden Farm that promote healthy lifestyles. The following are workshops currently planned for this winter: What Do I Do With All These Veggies? Organic Gardening, Food Preservation, Small-Scale Livestock and Cheesemaking. Keep an eye on the Worden Farms website or sign up for their newsletter for more information on these workshops. Worden Farm also offers a membership program, though the enrollment period cur rently is closed for the current season. The program provides a certain amount of produce for 20 weeks during season (December to April). Those who are not members can still obtain Worden Farm produce at these farmers markets: Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (October through May), at Main Street and Lemon Avenue. Saturday Morning Market in Downtown St. Petersburg 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays (also October through May), at the Al Lang Stadium Parking lot at First Avenue South and First Street. Worden Farm is not open for public tours, but private tours are offered. Its a very inter esting and educational opportunity perfect for community groups, service organizations, field trips, etc. To set up a tour or to get more information, email office@wordenfarm. com. Christy Feinberg is a senior writer/columnist for the Sun newspapers. You can email her at cfeinberg@sun-herald. com.CHRISTYFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDEDEva and Chris Worden own and operate an 85-acre certied organic family farm in eastern Char lotte County.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGLeft: A friendly dairy goat poses for a photo.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGEva Worden shows a palette-like vine of ripening tomatoes at the organic farm she and her husband, Chris, founded in 2003 on Bermont Road.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGEva Worden pets one of the dairy goats.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGA bee rests on a ower, one of the many strategically placed around Worden Farm to help with pollination and pest control.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGRight: Art, a rescue cat, poses for a photo at Worden Farm.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGEva Worden picks some tomatoes at the 85-acre organic farm she and her husband, Chris, run in eastern Charlotte County.SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERGCooking demonstrations and workshops are held in this mock kitchen at Worden Farm.IF YOU GOWhere: Worden Farm, 34900 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda When: Private tours are available. Contact to set up a tour. Tips: Join the mailing list on the website: More info: or 941-637-4874 BEST IN HEARING CARE (941) 505-0400 B EST OF C HARLOTTE THE L AST 12 Y EARS Ricardo Gauthier, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology 100 Madrid Blvd., Suite #214 Punta Gorda, FL 33950 50472502 301 W. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda 575-2273 www.drmarkgraf.comF o r m e r f a c u l t y m e m b e r o f M a r q u e t t e U n i v e r s i t y S c h o o l o f D e n t i s t r y G e n e r a l & I m p l a n t D e n t i s t r y 50477505 Call (941) NEW-LOOK C HRISTOPHER C ONSTANCE MD BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON AND LASER SPECIALIST FREE Cosmetic Surgery Consultations Laser Tattoo Removal 50477556 NEW DOCTORIN TOWNDiabetesHigh Blood PressureHigh CholesterolThyroid ProblemsArthritis OsteoporosisMemory LossCardiac Disease ProstateSAME DAY APPOINTMENTS941-613-1919Tanya Metyk, M.D. 3191 Harbor Blvd. Suite D,,f, Board Certified Incemal Medicine Port Charlotte, FL 33952MICHAEL R. MARKGRAF, D.D.S.General & ImplantFormer fheulty member ofMarquette University F.!8ehool of Dentistry t '9 rCASTLECONNOLLYTOP DOCTORSLocal neeEI_thRnewsy ,he Numblackand ['


Our Town Page 8 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS With hepatitis C, cir rhosis of the liver, asthma, gall bladder disease, hypertension, cellulitis and nine other ailments, Seran Trujillo is in bad shape. The 55-year-olds wife, Denise, believes hes going to die if he doesnt get medication on a regular basis. But, she says no one will listen to her pleas for help because her husband is incarcerated in Charlotte County Jail. Trujillo, of Englewood, pleaded no-contest for a third DUI offense and was sentenced in August to serve jail time until April. However, his wife and his public defender are convinced he wont make it out of jail because they claim his medical needs arent being met. Hes terminal, Denise said. He needs special medication Xifaxan to help with the hepatitis C when his ammonia levels go up and he hasnt been given the pills. I believe its because Xifaxan is expensive and they dont want to provide them to him. On Sept. 22, Trujillos public defender, John Mahoney, was in court ar guing a motion to mitigate the jail sentence. Mahoney argued that Trujillo is terminally ill as evidenced by testimony by Port Charlotte Dr. Mark Asperilla, who saw him in July. Mr. Trujillo is not receiving the appropriate medication while in custody, Mahoney wrote in the motion. Mr. Trujillo is not receiving the level of medical care that his condition requires. Mr. Trujillos stomach is distended and severely bloated. Mr. Trujillos overall health is failing. Defense believes that Mr. Trujillos life is in serious jeopardy if the sentence remains unchanged. Despite Mahoneys plea, a letter from Dr. Sovi Joseph and Asperillas testimony at the earlier sentencing hear ing, 20th Judicial Circuit Judge Peter Bell denied the motion. On Nov. 16, Asperilla also wrote a letter to the judge again explaining, further delay in treatment would mean end of life for Trujillo. He recommended in jail or treatment as an outpatient in his ofce. Asperilla is not contracted to go to the Charlotte County Jail to treat inmates and could not be reached for comment. Before my husband went before the judge, the jail did tests on him and gave him medication so it would look like he was stable, she said. Prior to that, he wasnt getting the treatment he needed. Thats why Mark led the motion in the rst place. What they dont understand is my husband had Medicaid, which was dropped once he went to jail. If his sentence was modied and he could serve his time in a treatment facility, I could get him into Vine Hospital in Ocala, she said. They would treat him for the hep. C and alcoholism. They could help save his life and it would be paid for by Medicaid. Instead Im being told that its too expensive it would cost more than $125,000 to treat my husband with Xifaxan, so they arent doing it. Making matters worse, Inmates treatment questionedBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR TRUJILLOINMATE | 9 Lowe LOW,l C`ptLITT THECLASSIFIEDYOU, CAN ....../Find a Pet./Find a Car./Find a Job./Find Garage Sales/Find A New Employee/Sell Your Home./Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise/Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright resultsLoom


The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 C Our Town Page 9 Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Denise says Trujillo is sleeping on a mattress on the jail oor. With all of the medical conditions my husband has, is it really humane to have him sleeping on the oor? she asked. Im not condoning what he did. Im just saying he needs medical treatment that is being ignored.County disputes wifes claimsCharlotte County Jail ofcials disagree with Denises account of Trujillos medical treatment. I have checked with our detention commanders and Mr. Trujillos medical needs are being met, said Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce spokeswoman Debbie Bowe. The cost of medication is not an issue. Bowe did not say if Trujillo was receiving the medication recommended by the doctor to treat chronic hepatitis C. Trujillos records show that his chronic condition could be controlled through medication. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis C virus is a contagious liver infection that can cause inammation in the liver. Chronic hepatitis C occurs when the virus stays in the body untreated, causing liver damage or liver cancer over time. Trujillo wrote a let ter to the Florida Bar Association asking for help. Denise is also trying to contact the governor and other legislators to get the medication she says her husband needs to stay alive. Email: INMATEFROM PAGE 8 Forty years after Marine Cpl. Randy Smith of Venice lowered the ag for the last time at the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, he returned to the now-renamed Ho Chi Minh City to attend a Marine Corps Birthday Ball held in the South Vietnamese capital city. When he departed the countrys capital as a teenage Marine half a lifetime ago, Saigon and the whole country were in ruins from decades of war. He returned for the Nov. 10 ball to nd Ho Chi Minh City a bustling metropolis of 7 million people with skyscrapers, cars everywhere and smiles from residents toward visiting Americans. I bet Ho Chi Minh is rolling over in his grave because (it) is a capitalist city, Smith said with a smile. The people are very friendly to Americans. They like Americans because we bring tourist dollars into the country. After a 30-plus-hour ight from Tampa, he and a Marine Corps buddy, Ken Crouse, who was the speaker at the embassy ball, completed their journey. Crouse was also there to further the development of a religious effort by a group of American churches to rescue young girls from slavery in Cambodia. Crouse has own to Southeast Asia on several previous occasions to help the ministry with its rescued girls program. Four decades ago, when Crouse arrived in Saigon, he only served there a few weeks when South Vietnam fell to the North. The two old Marines took a walk around Ho Chi Minh City their rst day in-country, but nothing looked the same as it had when they were there as young men. We went to the Ben Tan Market. Its kinda like an American mall, except they have this section where butchers are chopping up raw meat out in the open. Blood is running off the meat onto the oor. Its pretty amazing, Smith said. I had an audience with Rena Bitter, the counsel general, that afternoon. She is the senior American foreign service ofcer in (Ho Chi Minh City). The most emotional part of the trip for me is when Staff Sgt. David Childers, head of the Marine security detail at the consulate, allowed me to take down the American ag. The big ag pole at the consulate is the only thing left of the building that was there 40 years ago when I served there. I went out with a threeman detail and lowered the ag and raised a new one. We folded the ag we had just taken down into a triangle and they presented it to me. Im going to put that ag in a special display box and give it to my grandchildren. Friday, the next day, we went to a tourist area called Dung Tao. Its a beach resort about an hour and a half south of (Ho Chi Minh City), along the South China Sea. Strange thing about the place, there is a statue of Jesus on a hill with outstretched arms like in Rio. Vietnam is a Communist country and they dont like Christians. I have no idea why the statue is there, Smith said. The next day, Saturday, we came back to (Ho Chi Minh City) and moved to the Sheraton Hotel where the Marine Corps Ball was going to be held. It was during the ball I got to meet Pete Peterson, the former American ambassador. I spent quite a lot of time talking to him. Before he was the ambassador, he was an Air Force pilot who was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966. He spent seven years in the Hanoi Hilton, (the infamous POW camp in North Vietnam). Much of that time he was locked up with Senator John McCain, who was a Navy pilot who got shot down too. Pete told me, There are a number of ex-POWs who hold a grudge against North Vietnam, but I dont. The past is the past and I dont want to be remembered as a POW survivor. He wants to be remembered as a successful businessman who became the American ambassador to Vietnam after the war. Hes a great guy and a good man, Smith added. I think he is right on target with his thoughts about Vietnam. The ball was a grandiose affair and I was the only person attending who was at the last Marine Corps Ball in 1974, before the fall of Saigon, and this one. But I wasnt the oldest Marine there this time. There was one guy who was ... 74 at this ball. Smith and Crouse drove to Siem Reap, Cambodia, that Sunday to meet with a husband and wife team of missionaries who live in that primitive region. Their main effort is working with teenage girls theyve helped rescue from slavery in Cambodia. The missionaries train them to be self-sufcient so they can support themselves when they graduate from training. The problems these two missionaries face every day working with these girls the people back in the U.S. wouldnt understand, Randy observed. Fighting child trafcking is a horrible problem in Southeast Asia. Back home again and considering his weeklong visit to the area, Smith said, I wanted to go back over there to see how the Vietnamese people were doing after all these years. Its amazing what the people over there have overcome. Instead of being lled with hate and bitterness, theyre trying to help their country. Hes already planning another trip. On April 29-30 Ill be at the American Consulate for the 40th anniversary celebration of the fall of Saigon, Smith said. There will be 17 other Marines coming over with me for that event. Well be there to put a plaque on the wall to honor Darwin Judge and Charles McMahon, the last two Marines killed in the Vietnam War. Well put the plaque up so they will never be forgotten for the ultimate sacrice they made for their country. If you have a war story, or if a friend or neighbor has one, email Don Moore at donmoore39@ or call him at 941-426-2120. Visit www. for more war stories.Area Marine makes sentimental journey to VietnamBy DON MOORESUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS PROVIDEDAmbassador Pete Peterson, left, and Randy Smith were all decked out for the Marine Corps Ball in Saigon last month. Randy Smith, left, lowers the ag at the American Consulate in Saigon for the second time during a recent trip to Vietnam to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps birthday Nov. 10. 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Our Town Page 10 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Everyone pays under ObamacareEditor: Reading letters from those disappointed with the cost of their insurance under Obamacare has caused me to have a eureka moment. To relate just one such letter is enough to make my point. The letter stated the premium had risen from $410 a month to $800 and the deductible had also nearly doubled. It went on to express dismay with coverage that was unnecessary. The letter writer now had eye care coverage for her children who were grown and gone from her household with their own insurance coverage and she was covered for birth control and abortion procedures even though she was clearly past any need for such coverage. Try looking at the same information from my new point of view. Just see her policy as having in it coverage that she would never use and suddenly its clear that Obamacare doesnt need the individual mandate. Most insurance needs a certain amount of nonusers to pay for the extra use of other policyholders. This is what the individual mandate was designed to do. But under Obamacare everyone is a nonuser of some portion of a policy that covers everything: a more comprehensive policy covering everything for everybody. All that does is affect your pay ment. Theres no need for an individual mandate except as a diversion. For Obamacare to work it must be the only choice. Thats ingenious. Youd have to be a graduate of MIT to concoct such a scheme. Under Obamacare, everyone pays.Norman Farrell Rotonda WestBrown failed by family, cultureEditor: The AP headline story on Friday Question lingers: Were his hands up? never mentions forensic evidence, which you can read online. They prove, by the angle of the bullet holes, that his hands were not raised. The hands-up claims, primarily given by Browns accomplice in the strong-arm robbery of the convenience store minutes earlier, were refuted by other black witnesses reliable witnesses. But then, stoking the res of racism makes great headlines. Per autopsy reports, Michael Brown was 6 feet 5 inches, weighed 285 pounds. Thats some teenager or child as his mother calls him. At 18 he was old enough and mature enough to vote and to join the Marines. Michael Brown died because of his own choices: to be a criminal, to punch a police ofcer sitting in his patrol car, and then to reach into the patrol car and attempt to wrestle away the ofcers weapon. At that point, its obvious the only thing on his mind was to kill the cop. Sounds like the lyrics of the rap music genre, doesnt it? Browns blood and DNA were found on the outside and inside of the drivers door, on the ofcer, and on his gun. Michael Brown grew up a disadvantaged youth, disadvantaged by not having a father who loved him enough to marry his mother and to be in the home. There will never be enough government money and intervention to overcome that great failing of our culture.Je Crandall EnglewoodMan located, kindness prevailsEditor: The other day a lady knocked on our door trying to locate a man known to her only by his rst name. The man frequented the fast food restaurant she works for every day and because he hadnt shown up for several days, she wanted to check on him and make sure he was OK. We did our best to try and nd out who he might be and where he might live, but knew of no one in our neighborhood by that name. The lady called us the next day and advised that she and another employee of this restaurant nally located him and went to his home. His elderly wife was in the house alone because the man was in the hospital. The girls did a couple of errands for the wife and showed her how to turn her heat on (her husband had always done so and she didnt know how to do it). Then they visited the gentleman in the hospital, cheered him up and wished him well. How totally refreshing to know of good people like Pati and her friend who would go out of their way to make sure a customer was OK. Its nice to know that kindness prevails.Carol Quinn Rotonda WestWhen the militants of Islamic State swept across Iraq last June, they numbered no more than 12,000 and they faced a U.S.trained, U.S.-equipped Iraqi army that boasted some 200,000 troops. And yet it was the Iraqi army that collapsed. What happened? It was more than simply incompetence among Iraqi generals and ethnic tensions among the ranks. The hidden factor that gave Islamic State its victory was Iraqs rampant corruption. The Baghdad governments army had 200,000 troops on paper, but many were ghost soldiers, ctional troops whose wages went into their ofcers pockets. The unfortunate troops who showed up often lacked equipment and ammunition because their ofcers had sold it on the black market. I told the Americans, dont give any weapons through the army not even one piece because corruption is every where, and you will not see any of it, Col. Shaaban al-Obeidi of Iraqs internal security forces told The New York Times this month. Our people will steal it. We often look at corruption as a secondary issue in international affairs:, as a moral problem that allows Third World governments to steal from their people and get in the way of equitable economic development. But the lesson of the collapse of the Iraqi army, an army built with $25 billion in U.S. aid, is this: Corruption isnt only a moral issue; its a national security issue, too. Thats the message of Sarah Chayes, a former reporter for National Public Radio, who spent 10 years working on economic development projects in Afghanistan only to nd that corruption was getting in the way of nearly everything she did. Chayes, whose writing frequently appears on these pages, has written a new book, Thieves of State, that makes a persuasive case that corruption harms U.S. national security interests in at least two ways: It makes it easier for insurgent movements to win support among aggrieved citizens. And it makes U.S.friendly governments incapable of defending themselves against insurgents, criminal cartels and even foreign invaders. In Afghanistan, for example, public opinion polls over the last decade have found that relatively few Afghans support the Taliban and yet the insurgency has been able not only to keep ghting, but also to attract new recruits. How? At one point, the U.S. military command in Kabul surveyed Taliban prisoners about why they had joined the insurgency. At the top of the list of reasons cited by prisoners for joining the Taliban was not ethnic bias, or disrespect of Islam, or concern that U.S. forces might stay in their country, Chayes reports. At the top of the list was the perception that the Afghan government was irrevocably corrupt. Ordinary Afghans didnt like the idea of Taliban rule, but at least the insurgents didnt steal from them the way the government did. Chayes tells the story of a former policeman who, after being forced to pay too many bribes, announced that the next time he saw a police vehicle approach a Taliban bomb, I will not warn them. Afghan government corruption was manufacturing Taliban, Chayes concludes. And its not only the Taliban. Osama bin Laden listed cor ruption of Arab regimes from Saudi Arabia to Egypt as high on the list of grievances al-Qaeda intended to redress. In Syria and Iraq, Islamic State says it wants to stamp out corruption, too. Theres an odd, distant echo of the Cold War here: In China, Vietnam and Cuba, communist revolutionaries often won support from non-communists by promising honest government in place of corrupt autocracies. The United States found itself in the uncomfortable position of supporting regimes it knew to be corrupt, because it feared the alternative. Outside the Muslim world, corruption creates another kind of national security problem. Ukraine was incapable of resisting Russias stealth invasion of Crimea this year in part because corruption had deprived its army of equipment and training. Closer to home, narcotics trafckers have corrupted so many of Mexicos local police forces that President Enrique Pea Nieto announced last week that he will attempt to put all police under federal control. Even worse, U.S. aid has sometimes made the problem worse. In Afghanistan, at one point, the economy could efciently absorb an estimated 44 percent of the international aid that was ooding in; much of the rest got siphoned off into corruption. The unintended side effect was the creation of a government-industrial complex that relied on graft. In the end, Chayes concludes, the problem isnt Afghan government incompetence, but rather that the government has made siphoning riches its top priority, and it is doing that with admirable efciency. There are no easy xes for a problem as tangled as that, but Chayes offers a list of initial steps that could help, including banning corrupt chiefs of state from ofcial visits to the United States, keeping corrupt leaders off the CIA payroll and delivering U.S. aid with strings that make corruption difcult. But the rst step is to think about corruption as a higher priority. Its not only immoral, un just and economically inefcient. Left unchecked, it can also turn into a real threat to the security of the United States and it ought to be treated that way. Doyle McManus is a columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Readers may reach him at doyle. corruption abroad threatens US national security Doyle McManus 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. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse, and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The newspaper takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Sun, Letters to the Editor, 23170 Harborview Road, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, or fax to 941-629-2085. Readers with access to the Internet may email Letters to the Editor at HOW TO SUBMIT A LETTER TO THE EDITOREmail 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 OUR VIEW Eyeing growth, Cultural Center targets youthOUR POSITION: Cultural Center widens its aim, while serving its base.If youre on Amanda Segurs email distribution list, you know the Cultural Center of Charlotte County is a beehive of activity. The centers marketing and development manager highlights happenings on a daily basis, including concerts, dinners, luncheons, plays, networking events, trivia contests and lifelong learning programs. If youre looking for something to do, or have company coming, theres a good chance youll nd something to your liking. Segurs email blasts also convey the Cultural Centers push into programming for a younger crowd, an effort outlined by new Executive Director Stephen Carter in Mondays story by Sun Staff Writer Gary Roberts. Among the upcoming offerings is the Charlotte County Concert Bands performance of its Christmas is for Kidsconcert set for Dec. 21. Segur herself will be performing at the center Dec. 19, with her show Joyful Noise: A Holiday Concert, accompanied by pianist Ken Crisp and drummer Bob Ryan. The two shows are just a sample of the almost daily lineup of upcoming Christmas-themed entertainment, including concerts by the Charlotte County Jazz Society (Dec. 8), Bion Cantorum (Dec. 12 and 14), and Trina & Ian & Wolfhounds A Celtic Christmas performance (Dec. 13). In addition to childrens programming, the targeting adjustment takes aim at a demographic the Cultural Centers traditionally senior-focused lineup has missed before. Thursdays performance by Rick Larrimores Rod Stewart A Tribute is the latest in a series of acts covering songs from bands such as Bon Jovi and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. While fans of bands that were in their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s may be graying themselves, the music has the staying power to attract a preretirement set. To reach an even younger audience, maybe Segur needs to nd tribute acts performing Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber or Katy Perry tunes. Or perhaps a battle of local bands could bring in a Twentysomething crowd to whom the Cultural Center is an alien world. A youth room catering to the teen crowd might provide something to do for a demographic always saying there is nothing to do here. Is there space for an after-school program that would introduce the center to an even younger audience? Carters vision of creating a multigenerational gathering place wont leave its core audience behind, as shown by Monday nights A Tribute to Glenn Miller performance by Charlotte County Big Band. The Ingroov Big Band will offer a similar mix of swing and big band songs at its Thursday afternoon concert. For those not familiar with the Cultural Center, a 50-year-old institution known as the place that friendship built, its far more than a concert hall or theater. A branch of the Charlotte County library system lets members and visitors exercise their minds, while the Fitness Salon focuses on their bodies. There are frequent dances, daily card and bingo games, and a tea room. The Learning Place offers classes in the arts, computers, crafts, dance, humanities, language and music. The Midtown Deli serves breakfast six days a week and lunch every day. For budget-minded shoppers, Cultural Center stores boast racks and shelves full of clothing, housewares, gifts, crafts, books and more. While the Cultural Center is clearly in a welcome transitional phase, with new programming and a fresh focus on growth, it remains a powerful force for communitybuilding, personal growth, cultural enlightenment and, still, after all these years, friendship. 211.1 12, 0 "W O W` y{" nt.,y o"AND IF ANYT1ING 60S WRONG VI(e'1-1, &AW TNe DYNAMI1 "i]L


The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINT Who is Homeless, an article by the National Coalition for the Homeless has stated that On any given night, 271,000 veterans are homeless. This gure comprises 14 percent of the overall homeless population in America. The homelessness of veterans throughout the United States has been both a problem and an embarrassment for decades. But Charlotte County veteran services and its community partners began a major push 10 years ago by making a pledge to help end chronic veteran homelessness in Charlotte County. We need to do better for our nations warriors and the Charlotte County community has taken this issue up with full force. In October of 2005, the Charlotte County community held its rst-ever Homeless Veteran Stand-Down and on Nov. 1, 2014, they held their 10th, and hopefully last, stand-down. A stand-down provides homeless veterans immediate relief from the trauma and isolation of homelessness and creates an environment where basic necessities are provided and participants can come together in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Over the 10 year period, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, Charlotte County government, grants and a lot of sweat, many programs have become available to assist this population. The Volunteers of America in Punta Gorda (now known as the Punta Gorda Veterans Village) is a 24-bed facility that helps homeless veterans transition back into the community. It is a two-year program that has been very productive and has helped many veterans transition to a positive future of independence and determination. Charlotte County, through the VA, has received 40 HUD/ VASH vouchers. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans and their families with case management and clinical services provided by the VA. Stillwater Veterans House, a Charlotte County property, was our most recent veterans residence to open and houses up to 18 homeless veterans. Under the management of CASL/ Renaissance Manor, CASL now offers permanent supported housing for both male and female veterans at the Stillwater property. In 2013, the Jewish Family and Children Services of the Suncoast, Inc. opened a new Charlotte County ofce located at 514 Grace Street in Punta Gorda. As an expansion of JFCS Operational Military Assistance Program, the Charlotte County ofce now serves veteran families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless with the use of the supportive services for Veteran Families Program Federal Grant of $1.4 million dollars. The Florence Ryan Fund, through the Charlotte County Veterans Council, has provided $30,000 in nancial aid to needy veterans for rent, electricity and water since 2010. Sadly, this account is almost depleted. We also cannot forget the tiresome daily work of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition that caters to all categories of the needy, veterans included. In addition to all these services and help that is being provided, our Community partners have raised money and funded all 10 standdowns (approx. $30,000) and assisted throughout the year with support to needy veterans, buying groceries, paying bills and sometimes just being companions to a veteran who is alone. It is an outstanding community that takes Abraham Lincolns phrase in his second inaugural address to heart: to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan to heart. Years ago, at the third Homeless Veterans Stand-Down, we had more than 100 attend (our highest number). This year, at the 10th one, we had three chronic homeless veterans and two near-homeless veterans. The Charlotte County community should be commended for this progress toward ending military veteran homelessness. The Homeless Veterans StandDown committee is now discussing if next year there will be a Homeless Veterans Stand-Down since we have pretty much met our goals. The contribution of federal and local governments, veteran organizations and the private sector partners getting together and achieving these results should show that anything is possible. David W. Donohew is the Charlotte County veteran services ofcer. Readers may reach him at david.donohew@ veteran homelessness one county at a time Guest columnistDavid Donohew At todays meeting, the Punta Gorda City Council will review its business development plan and business development incentives, two action items identied in its FY 2015 Strategic Plan. The plan emphasizes continued stakeholder involvement; marketing of Punta Gordas assets and assistance, if requested, of key development par cels (LOOP, Marketplace, former U-Save, IMPAC, among others); further annexation; collaboration; and assessment of the citys regulatory processes. Current business development incentives established by the City Council include: Economic development tax rebate of city-portion of tax bill for certain new businesses and expansion of existing businesses via ordinance; Economic development incentive using utility funds for qualifying development within the Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park; Fair share impact fee revised methodology and fee schedule; Installment payment program for commercial development and affordable housing regarding fair share impact fees; Tax rebate of city-por tion of tax bill for voluntary annexation of commercial properties; Business development reserves. Other discussion items to be addressed at todays meeting include: Development of an arts Web portal by the Visual Arts Center and whether the city should be the host for such an endeavor; Elimination or mor atorium on local vendor preference in sealed bid process due to issues arising from whether it is really effective in enhancing local businesses; U.S. 41 median landscaping issues at entrance to Seminole Lakes.CRA agendaThe Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency today will discuss a recently completed appraisal of the retail space in Herald Court Centre. The value ranges between $1.86 million to $2.4 million for the 13,400 square feet of rentable area. Options for consideration include status quo whereby the CRA continues to review and negotiate lease proposals at public meetings; contract out lease proposals and agreements to a leasing agent based on preestablished criteria; or market the retail area for sale.NewsletterThe Fall 2014 edition of The City HALLways is now available under Whats New on the citys website, www.pgorda. us. The issue features articles including the FEMA Risk Map Study, 1 percent local options sales tax projects and the mandatory lot mowing program among others. Cooper StreetI met representatives of the New Operation Cooper Street Recreation Center regarding park operating hours at the facility. More information will be forthcoming. ParadeThe 36th annual Charlotte County Chamber Christmas Parade steps off at noon at Charlotte High School and continues down Taylor Street to disband downtown.Burn campPunta Gorda Fire Department reghters Kyle Raymond and Kaitlyn McCausland attended a four-day burn camp retreat for child burn survivors at Florida Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla, Fla. The Childrens Burn Foundation of Florida Inc., which sponsors this annual event, is committed to enhancing the lives of young burn survivors. Their goal is to offer an opportunity for these children to see and interact with other burn survivors, build friendships and know that they are not alone. The burn camp also offers the burn survivors and their families the chance to apply for nancial and medical assistance that otherwise may not be available to them. Raymond and McCausland volunteered their time to mentor one child burn survivor each over the four-day camp. The pair, along with their burn buddies, participated in arts and crafts, movie night in a swimming pool, an 80-yard slip-n-slide, and a two-story 30-foot-high ropes course just to list a few. Kaitlyn has attended burn camp two years in a row while Kyle enjoyed his rst burn camp event this year. Big thanks to both Kaitlyn and Kyle for representing Punta Gorda at this years burn camp. Howard Kunik is the Punta Gorda city manager. 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Our Town Page 12 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS MURDOCK A homeless man outside a convenience store nearly resorted to violence because a customer was listening to black music too loud, according to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. Ross Kennedy Heller, 50, was in front of the Circle K on 1783 Tamiami Trail around 7 p.m. Monday when a man drove up listening to some music in his vehicle. The driver was just running into the store to grab a drink, so he left the tunes on. But when he returned to his vehicle, he was confronted by a cursing Heller, who told him the music was too loud and, Youre not black, why are you playing that kind of music, the sheriffs report shows. Heller is white. The victim told authorities Heller pulled out a pocketknife, with the blade exposed, and said to meet him behind the Circle K. But then the homeless man rode off on a bicycle. A Circle K employee corroborated the victims story. Deputies caught up with Heller sitting on a bench outside Save-A-Lot, a few parking lots over. The suspect was questioned and arrested after a knife allegedly was found attached to his shorts. Heller was being held without bond Tuesday at the Charlotte County Jail for a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. It isnt clear what song or artist upset him so much. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Kenlor Chevelon, 31, of Fort Lauderdale. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: criminal mischief). Bond: none. Jacob Cole Cloer, 17, 1600 block of Hunter Creek Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Chloe Celeste Jarvis, 19, 100 block of Grande Ave., Venice. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $2,500. Haley Christine Kelly, 20, of Tolono, Ill. Charges: burglary, grand theft and tampering with evidence. Bond: none. Bradley Eugene Leonard, 18, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charges: burglary, grand theft, tampering with evidence, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and introduction of contraband into a detention facility. Bond: none. Kevin Matthew Pintek, 39, of Luther Road, Deep Creek. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Preston Landez Sesler, 33, 600 block of E. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of parole. Bond: none. Andre David Villatte, 35, of Fort Myers. Charge: non-support of dependents. Purge: $675. Tiffany Nicole Wertenbach, 20, of Waterway Circle, Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $1,000. Kevin Anthony Bernard, 32, 22100 block of Sherry Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: violating a drivers license restriction and violation of probation (original charge: driving with a suspended or revoked license for the third time or more). Bond: none. Jennie Ann Brasaemle, 33, homeless in Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $2,500. Anand Ashvinkumar Desai, 33, 23200 block of Bayshore Road, Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. James Wiley Diedrick, 41, 3200 block of Normandy Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: battery). Bond: none. Gerald Raymond Montour, 64, 2800 block of Bourbon St., Englewood. Charge: DUI. Bond: none. Logan Robert Schaefer, 18, of a withheld Port Charlotte address. Charges: burglary, grand theft and tampering with evidence. Bond: none. Cody Shaw Sloan, 19, 2300 block of Granadeer St., Port Charlotte. Charges: burglary, grand theft, tampering with evidence and violation of probation (original charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: none. Patrick Joseph Stephenson, 45, 800 block of E. 3rd St., Englewood. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Christopher Cymeon Torres, 17, 400 block of Overbrook St., Port Charlotte. Charges: burglary, burglary with assault, grand theft and tampering with evidence. He was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Nicole Marie Underwood, 35, 4100 block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charges: two counts of battery. Bond: none. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest: Tavaris Deshaun Jackson, 30, of Fort Lauderdale. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug parapher nalia. Bond: none. Compiled by Adam KregerReport: Homeless man pulls knife over loud, black music | 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. Suncoast offers 2015 Pet CalendarThe Suncoast Humane Societys much-anticipated 2015 Pet Calendar has arrived, just in time for the holidays. It will be available at the societys adoption center, 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood; at its three thrift stores in Englewood, Venice and Port Charlotte (the latter was expected to open Monday); at various community events and from several local merchants; and online at Donations for each calendar are appreciated, and 100 percent of calendar proceeds go directly to the programs, services and care of the animals entrusted to Suncoast. For more information, call 941-474-7884, visit, or stop by the adoption center.CC-TV expands accessCC-TV, Charlotte Countys government access television station, now is broadcasting on CenturyLink Prism TV. Starting now, Prism subscribers in the Fort Myers market can watch CC-TV on channel 96. CC-TV continues to be available, as always, on Comcast channel 20 (in some areas south of Punta Gorda, the broadcast can be found on Comcast channel 96). CC-TV provides viewers with access to Charlotte County Commission, county Code Enforcement special magistrate, Punta Gorda City Council and other meetings; along with special documentaries and timely news-magazine stories; as well as other local, state and national satellite programming, such as Florida environmental and historical programs, various public service announcements, public school videos and educational videos. Find a program schedule and more on the CC-TV Web pages at www., or call 941-623-1090 for more information.Early Learning meetings setThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland recently announced its meetings for December, all of which are open to the public. The ELCFH Quality Committee Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the ELCFH-Port Charlotte office, 2886 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, as well as via conference call (866628-8620, and enter par ticipant code 504163#). 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Our Town Page 14 C The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Many of us realize traditions help strengthen a family. Especially at holiday time, we rely on our traditions to add color and meaning to our celebrations. Communities have traditions, too, and its often those traditions that add to the appeal of living there. Realizing the impor tance of tradition, Rotonda West volunteers work all year to ensure the community will have its own traditions. Two favorite traditions with many residents are Rotondas very own Christmas parade and the Oakland Hills Marina and Gazebo lighting ceremony and boat parade. For a small community, relatively speaking, Rotonda West has a big way of ushering in the Christmas season. The Christmas parade gets bigger every year, thanks to the hard work of a handful of committee members headed by Earl Haas. This year, the marina lighting ceremony takes on even more signicance because it marks the 25th year of that Christmas tradition. The anniversary probably would have passed without notice, but with his appreciation of those who work to make Rotonda West better, Don Mahon wouldnt let that happen. As a tireless Rotonda West volunteer, one of the many things Don does is to highlight special happenings in his community. A major contributor to West Ways, the associations newsletter, Don doesnt let an event go by without letting people know the inside story. The gazebo that graces the Oakland Hills Marina makes a pretty picture all year long. But during the Christmas season when it shines with thousands of lights, the island goes from pretty to spectacular. But nothing just appears on its own. Someone has to come up with an idea then work to bring it to fruition. In doing research about the gazebo, Don learned it was Rotonda residents Earl and Alyn Simpson who sparked the idea of lighting the gazebo at Christmas time and raised the money to buy 100 sets of lights. For 10 years, Earl and Alyn personally decorated the gazebo, bridge and Christmas tree that topped the structure, followed by another 10 years of that volunteer work by Harry Senger. Over the years the lighting of the gazebo evolved into a community tradition with a special ceremony and social gathering. For the past ve years, dedicated volunteer Haas has taken over the lighting ceremony. This year, Haas and David Kelly coordinated the committee of volunteers that spiffed up Rotonda West for the holidays by decorating the ve bridge entrances as well as the memorial parks. Saturday was time for the big light show, and a record crowd gathered at the Oakland Hills Marina. Its gratifying to see so many people here, said Don Mahon. This event grows bigger ever year. It wasnt just Rotonda West and Englewood residents who came. Brenda Fredriksen of Fort Myers said three generations of her family were there after her daughter saw it mentioned on the Internet. Its a great way to start the holidays, said Grace Summers, who added that shes happy to be a Rotonda snowbird instead of a frozen Michigan snowman. Indeed, the weather was perfect and the crowd enthusiastic for the lighted boat parade that earned oohs and aahs from the appreciative crowd. When Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrived on a boat, the night was complete for dozens of kids who ocked to talk to Santa. Rotonda West Womans Club added to the nights pleasures with homemade goodies while The Hills restaurant supplied hot chocolate and beverages. If you missed the lighting ceremony, you can still enjoy the lighted marina island and gazebo every night until the New Year. Day or night, its a pretty sight. Pattie Mihalik is a regular columnist for the Sun. Contact her at newsgirl@ tradition a bright idea Pattie Mihalik SUN PHOTO BY PATTIE MIHALIKWhile youngsters were delighted with the Rotondaboat parade, the best moment for them came when Santa and Mrs. Claus stepped o aboat. PHOTO PROVIDED BY DAVID PULASKIFor the 25th year in a row, the Rotonda West Oakland Hills Marina and Gazebo makes a festive picture with thousands of lights. The ocial lighting ceremony andboatparade attracted a large crowd that stayed to socialize and enjoy refreshments. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Five Year Work Program Florida Department of Transportation, District One, and Floridas Turnpike Enterprise will hold public hearings to present the District One Tentative Five Year Work Program for fiscal years beginning July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2020. All members of the public are invited to attend. Date and Time: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:30 a.m. or soon thereafter Place: Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting Bartow Public Library 2150 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL Date and Time: Friday, December 12, 2014 9 a.m. or soon thereafter Place: Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization board meeting Collier County Board of County Commissioners chambers 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL The public hearings will consist of department presentations about the tentative work program followed by a public comment period. At each hearing, people are invited to review the tentative work program. Department staff will be available for information discussion and assistance. A court reporter will accept public comments, if desired, for entry into public record. Written comments from all interested parties are accepted by the department at the public hearings or by mail to Billy L. Hattaway, P.E., District Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation, Post Office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831 by December 31, 2014. Comments may also be emailed to Laura Lockwood, Community Liaison Administrator, FDOT develops public hearings in compliance with Section 339.135(4)(d), Florida Statutes as amended, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status. People requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator, 863-519-2573 or e-mail to at least seven days prior to the hearings. 50473404 50476665 Sunday, December 7, 2014Carl Nielsenl Symphony No. 3, op. 27 (Sinfonia expansiva)Giuseppe Martucci/Notturno. 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PAGE 15 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2014 T he Wire INSIDE The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,879.55. Page 5 Energy companies lead stocks advance Chicagos minimum wage workers will earn $13 an hour by 2019 under a plan the City Council approved overwhelm ingly on Tuesday. Page 2 Chicago minimum wage raised STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. House votes to nix Nazi benefits Suspected Nazi war criminals would be blocked from receiving Social Security benefits under the bill. See page 1.2. That was King Richard III under the parking lot Scientists are 99.999 percent sure that remains found in 2012 really do belong to the king. See page 3.3. Woman sues Bill Cosby Judy Huth says she was molested by the comedian at the Playboy mansion around 1974 when she was age 15. See page 2.4. Israeli government crumbles Netanyahu calls for an election, plunging the country into a bitter campaign at a time of growing violence between Palestinians and Jews. See page 3.5. CoreLogic: US home prices accelerated Data provider CoreLogic says that prices increased 6.1 percent in October compared with 12 months earlier. See page 2. 6. Online shoppers set record Sales on Cyber Monday totaled nearly $2.04 billion, the heaviest online spending day ever. See page 2.7. Lebanon says it has one of Baghdadis wives Authorities are claiming they have detained a wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader. See page 1.8. Stand your ground case before Florida high court Jared Bretherick had the right to defend his family when he aimed his gun at another motorist, his attorney said. See page 1.9. Saxophone player Bobby Keys dies at 70Bobby Keys, a lifetime rock n roller, was famed for his solo on Brown Sugar. See page 2.10. Which one-time football power is turning the page Michigan fires coach Brady Hoke after four seasons during which the Wolverines sank into mediocrity. See Sports page 1.10 things to knowWASHINGTON Suspected Nazi war criminals would be blocked from receiving Social Security benets under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the House. The measure would shut a loophole that allowed suspected Nazis to be paid millions of dollars in benets. Under the bill, benets would be terminated for Nazi suspects who have lost their American citizenship, a step called denaturalization. U.S. law currently mandates a higher threshold a nal order of deportation before Social Security benets can be stopped. The legislation was introduced after an Associated Press investigation published in October revealed that Social Security benets have been paid to dozens of former Nazis after they were forced out of the United States. APs investigation found that the Justice Department used a legal loophole to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. in exchange for Social Security benets. If they agreed to go voluntarily, or simply ed the country before being deported, they could keep their benets. The Justice Department denied using Social Security payments as a way to expel former Nazis. Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., said the House action would correct an injustice of two generations and right a terrible wrong in the name of the lives that were lost as a result of the Holocaust. The unanimous vote showed that our resolve for justice is unyielding and our commitment to pursue what is right continues House nixes Nazi benefitsBy RICHARD LARDNER and MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERSBill would block Social Security for suspected war criminalsNAZI | 4 AP PHOTOIn this Oct. 1 photo, students work on yoga postures during Mindful Studies class at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore. The yearlong course is one of a growing number of programs that are incorporating mindfulness, yoga and meditation into school curriculums to bring socio-emotional benets to students. See the story on page 2.Journey toward peaceHappy hour started way earlier than we thought. Roughly 10 million years ago long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food and made a delightfully relaxing ritual of consuming the result a new study nds that the guts of our primate ancestors evolved the ability to metabolize alcohol. The latest research suggests that humankind has had far more evolutionary time to adapt itself to the presence of alcohol than has been previously thought. Earlier efforts to date mankinds practice of consuming alcohol had suggested that our relationship to fermented fruit began a mere 9,000 years ago. That is when humans were thought to have developed the technological wherewithal to jump-start the rotting process, separate the extraneous food bulk, and harvest the liquid inebriate known by the scientic name of ethanol. If humankinds relationship with drink were truly that young, it would stand to reason that many among us might not yet have acquired the evolutionary means to tolerate alcohol. And that would likely color our understanding of a disease such as alcoholism in which an environmental factor that is benign or even salutary to most confers toxic effects on certain individuals. Alcoholics might be seen merely as evolutionary late bloomers, whose genetic ability to metabolize ethanol has not yet caught up with its ubiquitous availability. If primates have been enjoying the effects of fermentation for 10 million years, by contrast, that would suggest that humans and even chimpanzees and gorillas before them have by now pretty fully evolved to consume alcohol. By that reading, any genetic predisposition to alcoholism might be viewed as the result of a more recent, or more random, genetic mutation. To date our relationship to drink, a team led by biologist Matthew Carrigan of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., reached back into humans ancestral lineage to detect where the ability to produce a gut Study: Primates adapted to alcoholBy MELISSA HEALYLOS ANGELES TIMES WRITER ALCOHOL | 4TALLAHASSEE A tourist who felt threatened by another driver and aimed his gun at the man shouldnt have to prove his actions were protected under Floridas stand your ground law, his attorney argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, adding that it should be up to prosecutors to prove the opposite. Jared Bretherick had the right to defend his family and shouldnt have been charged because of the state law that says people can use force if they are in danger, said his attorney, Eric Friday. The 25-year-old Indiana man was given a hearing in which he requested immunity from an assault charge under the stand your ground law, but a lower court said no. Now Friday is arguing that Bretherick shouldnt have even been charged until prosecutors rst proved he wasnt defending himself and the burden shouldnt have been placed on Bretherick to prove he was. Some of the justices seemed skeptical of the argument. Justice Barbara Pariente said the 2005 legislation never spelled out a process for pretrial hearings to claim immunity from charges in stand your ground cases. It was the court that created the pretrial hearing process in 2010 in response to another stand your ground case. Im trying to see, other than sort of pulling it out of the stratosphere, where we come up with that additional burden, she said. Friday said the Legislature passed stand your ground to give citizens more protection in self-defense cases. So why then has this court created a burden that the Legislature never authorized and put the burden on the citizen? Friday asked.Stand your ground case before Florida high courtBy BRENDAN FARRINGTONASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERGROUND | 4 BEIRUT Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader, and were questioning the woman and conducting DNA tests on the child, senior Lebanese ofcials said Tuesday. If their identities are conrmed, Lebanon may use the pair as bargaining chips to win the release of soldiers and police taken hostage by the extremists in cross-border attacks earlier this year. The woman, who was identied as an Iraqi, and the child were taken into custody about 10 days ago while carrying fake ID cards, the ofcials said. Very little is known about al-Baghdadis personal life, including how many wives and children he has. Conservative interpretations of Islam allow men to marry up to four wives. The Islamic State group did not immediately comment on the detentions, but the factions supporters on Twitter and militant websites cast doubt on the reports. Adding to the confusion, the Lebanese army did not release an ofcial statement regarding the pair. A Lebanese military ofcial identied the woman as Saja al-Dulaimi who was held by Syrian authorities and freed in a prisoner exchange with the Nusra Front, Syrias al-Qaidalinked branch, earlier Lebanon says it has Islamic State leaders wifeBy BASSEM MROUEASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER AP FILE PHOTOThis file image made from video posted on a militant website July 5, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.WIFE | 4 J Lf it gg '4131 t


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 NATIONAL NEWS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan singing bowl. Allow yourself to settle into the experience of being here, in this moment, teacher Caverly Morgan tells two dozen students at Wilson High School. The students are enrolled in a for-credit, year-long mindfulness class meant to ease youth anxiety and depression and to prevent violence. For 90 minutes, three days a week, they practice a mix of yoga, sitting and walking meditation, visualization techniques, deep breathing, journaling and non-judgmental listening. The idea behind mindfulness is that focusing on the present moment helps a person deal better with stress, difcult emotions and negative thoughts. Mindfulness, yoga and meditation have gained popularity among Americans in recent decades, buoyed by studies showing their benets to emotional, mental and physical health. The centuries-old practices have roots in Buddhism and Hinduism, but Western culture has secularized them to focus on physical postures, breathing and relaxation techniques. Such practices are now offered by corporations like Google, Target and General Mills to their employees. Prison inmates, hospital patients and the U.S. Marines are using them to combat stress and illness, increase focus and well-being. And now schools all over the country are introducing the practices. Some people have greeted the move with less than enthusiasm. Last year, an elementary school in Ohio ended its mindfulness program after parents complained it was too closely linked to Eastern religion and a conservative Christian law rm unsuccessfully sued on behalf of a couple in Encinitas, Calif., arguing their school districts yoga classes indoctrinate children. But many school districts are reporting success. In Richmond, Calif., where a teacher started a mindfulness program called the Mindful Life Project, schools have reported drops in detentions and referrals among low-income, at-risk youth. The school district in South Burlington, Vt., implemented a successful mindfulness course as part of a health and wellness program, and now administrators there have written a manual on incorporating mindfulness into K-12 curriculums.Mindfulness classes help teens cope | NATIONCoreLogic: US home prices acceleratedWASHINGTON (AP) U.S. home prices rose at a faster year-over-year pace in October than in September, snapping a seven-month slowdown. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices increased 6.1 percent in October compared with 12 months earlier. That was up from Septembers year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent. Still, home values are rising more slowly than they were earlier this year, when 12-month gains were averaging nearly double their current pace. The price momentum began to tail off in the middle of the year as home values in more cities and states neared the record highs last seen shortly before the Great Recession began in late 2007. Higher prices have reduced affordability, especially because the incomes of many would-be buyers have yet to match their pre-recession levels. Lending standards also remain comparably tight.Woman sues Bill Cosby, claiming underage abuseLOS ANGELES (AP) Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. Judy Huths sexual battery lawsuit does not specify how much she is seeking from Cosby, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in recent weeks. Huths lawsuit led in Los Angeles Superior Court, however, is the rst time that a woman has claimed she was underage when she was abused, and it is the rst lawsuit Cosby has faced claiming sexual abuse since 2005. Huth claims she suffered severe emotional distress and that she discovered its impact on her within the past three years, which allows her to file the lawsuit under California law.US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,210(AP) As of Tuesday, at least 2,210 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Departments tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST. 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The Islamic militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the methodical massacre in northern Kenya early Tuesday 10 days after a similar attack on a bus that killed 28 and it prompted President Uhuru Kenyatta to shake up his national security team amid public outrage over the continuing violence.Israeli government crumbles; new election plannedJERUSALEM (AP) Israels divided government fell apart Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu red two rebellious Cabinet ministers and called for a new election more than two years ahead of schedule. Netanyahus announcement plunges the country into a bitter campaign that seemed unlikely just a few days earlier. The election, expected to be held early next year, would come at a time of growing violence between Palestinians and Jews and deepening despair over the prospects for peace. 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Page 4 WIRE The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2014. There are 28 days left in the year. Today in history On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. On this dateIn 1810, British forces captured Mauritius from the French, who had renamed the island nation off southeast Africa Ile de France. In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio the first truly coeduca tional school of higher learning in the United States began holding classes. In 1925, George Gershwins Concerto in F had its world premiere at New Yorks Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano. In 1947, the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire opened on Broadway. In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot opened on Broadway. In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, a day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in. In 1967, surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the new heart. In 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnatis Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing. Todays birthdays Movie director Jean-Luc Godard is 84. Singer Jaye P. Morgan is 83. Actor Nicolas Coster is 81. Actress Mary Alice is 73. Rock singer Ozzy Osbourne is 66. Actress Heather Menzies is 65. Rock singer Mickey Thomas is 65. Country musician Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) is 60. Actor Steven Culp is 59. Actress Daryl Hannah is 54. Actress Julianne Moore is 54. Olympic gold medal figure skater Katarina Witt is 49. Actor Brendan Fraser is 46. Singer Montell Jordan is 46. Actor Bruno Campos is 41. Actress Holly Marie Combs is 41. Actress Liza Lapira is 39. Actress Lauren Roman is 39. Pop-rock singer Daniel Bedingfield is 35. Actress Anna Chlumsky is 34. Actor Brian Bonsall is 33. Pop/rock singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 31. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 29. Actor Michael Angarano is 27. ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) A dispute over a nine-point buck in Wisconsin was settled with a coin flip. Wisconsins deer season was just a couple hours old on Saturday when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the town of Oneida. Deer hit the ground, and it came back up, and took off running, Jorgenson said. The father and son then tracked the animal through the woods to a neighbors property, Jorgenson told WLUK-TV. Before they could get to it, neighbor Randy Heyrman shot the buck twice from his deer stand to finish it off. With the deer dead and the hunters deadlocked over who could keep it, they flipped a coin. So I dug in my pocket. I grabbed out a quarter. (Heryman) did the coin flip. My boy called tails, and it was heads. And (Heryman) said, Well, it looks like its my deer then, Jorgenson said.ODD NEWS 9-point buck dispute settled with coin flip this year. The ofcial said the woman confessed during interrogation that she was al-Baghdadis wife. The ofcials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. In March, the Nusra Front freed more than a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for the release of dozens of female prisoners by the Syrian government. A woman named Saja al-Dulaimi was reportedly on the list of prisoners freed by Damascus. A judicial ofcial said the interrogation of the woman was being supervised by Lebanons military prosecutor, Saqr Saqr, and that a DNA test was underway to conrm that the child is her son. Experts said it would be difcult to conrm whether the woman is indeed al-Baghdadis wife. It was unclear what would have brought the woman and child to Lebanon, where IS controls no territory and enjoys only small although growing support in some predominantly Sunni Muslim areas. The detentions added to the mystery that continues to surround al-Baghdadi, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head. He has only made one known public appearance a sermon he delivered in July at a mosque in Mosul just days after IS declared him the head of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the territory the group controls in Syria and Iraq. Last month, Iraqi ofcials claimed he was wounded in an airstrike. The U.S. has not conrmed those reports, and al-Baghdadi released a new audiotape days after he was purportedly hit. The Lebanese daily As-Sar rst reported the detention of the Islamic State leaders alleged relatives, saying the woman and boy were taken into custody near a border crossing point with Syria. It said the arrest came in coordination with foreign intelligence agencies. If the pairs identities are conrmed, the detentions could give Lebanese authorities leverage in their attempts to reach a prisoner-exchange deal with militants from the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front. The extremists have been holding more than 20 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage since August, and have demanded the release of Islamist prisoners held by Lebanon. On Monday night, the Nusra Front threatened to kill one of the soldiers it holds captive.WIFEFROM PAGE 1 The Avon, Ind., family was in Kissimmee driving to Walt Disney World in 2011 when the incident happened. The family says Derek Dunning almost ran them off the road and Brethericks father Ronald honked the horn. When he did, they said Dunning pulled in front of their pickup truck, jammed on his brakes and trapped them in traffic. When Dunning got out of his SUV and approached them, Ronald Bretherick displayed his holstered pistol. Jared Bretherick says Dunning told them he also had a gun and returned to his SUV and backed toward them. At that point Jared Bretherick took his fathers gun, left the vehicle and pointed it at Dunnings SUV. In 911 tapes, Ronald Bretherick repeatedly said his son was prepared to shoot Dunning. My son got out to try to get a better aim on him if he jumps out and tries capping at my family, the elder Bretherick told the operator. If he comes out with a gun in his hand, my sons going to drop him. No shots were red, but Jared Bretherick was charged with aggravated assault with a rearm. Dunning didnt have a gun. Friday argued the state should have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that someone wasnt using self-defense before charging them. It would seem to me if thats the case and thats your position it would require an entire trial, said Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. How can you make that determination ... unless you hear all the evidence? Assistant Attorney General Kristen Davenport told the justices no other states place the burden on prosecutors to prove someone wasnt defending themselves before charging them. She also said the pretrial procedure the Supreme Court established hasnt been questioned until now. Nobodys questioned it. Defendants arent complaining about it, the trial judges arent complaining about it, Davenport said. The Legislature knows what this court does. Theyve had four shots at amending this statute. Theyve never done anything.GROUNDFROM PAGE 1 enzyme key to metabolizing alcohol rst appeared. They looked for an enzyme known as Class IV alcohol dehydrogenases abbreviated to ADH4 in the guts of primates from whose family trees humans diverged as long ago as 70 million years. Their research was published Monday in the journal PNAS. Carrigans team found that the digestive enzyme ADH4, which begins to break down alcohol on the tongue and in the esophagus and continues to do so in the stomach, was rst found plentifully in the gorilla, a primate ancestor from whose lineage humans diverged roughly 10 million years ago. It is similarly found in more recent evolutionary ancestors, including the chimpanzee and the bonobo. Alas, without the genetic ability to produce ADH4, more distant ancestors of humans, including the orangutan, gibbon and baboon, would have developed no taste for alcohol. Long before they might have been drawn by the inebriating effects of ethanol, those primate ancestors would have rejected fermented foods because of the stomach pain, nausea, or physical discomfort associated with eating them. Our 10 million-yearold relationship with alcohol should come as no surprise, the authors of the latest research suggest. It coincides with the middle Miocene climatic transition, a period of rapid environmental change in which the fragmented forest ecosystems of East Africa were giving way to grassland ecosystems. In that period, our hominoid ancestors consumers of tree fruits all increasingly came down from the trees. As they dragged their knuckles along the ground, they would likely have found fallen fruit colonized by yeast and in various stages of fermentation. Those that could eat that spoilage would not only have fared better at living on the ground than those sustaining themselves on unripened fruit in the trees; they would have been more likely to survive lean growing seasons by virtue of their ability to eat fruits (and eventually meats) that were well past their prime. Indeed, our human ancestors may even have enjoyed the gauzily pleasant effect that consuming such fruit had. So, when humans developed the tools to do so millions of years later, they took yeast into their own hands and became deliberate makers of beers, wines and spirits.ALCOHOLFROM PAGE 1 even 70 years after World War II, said Lance, a co-sponsor of the bill and co-chair of the Republican Israel Caucus. We cannot allow Social Security benets to continue owing to those guilty of the worst atrocities in modern history, added Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. Maloney previously called on the Obama administration to investigate the payments, which she described as a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars. The House vote came as two Republican senators demanded that the Obama administration provide Congress with records explaining how suspected Nazis received the pay ments and the role the Justice Department played in the program. Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Orrin Hatch of Utah cited the AP investigation in letters sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and Carolyn Colvin, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration. Grassley and Hatch back legislation introduced in the Senate to strip former Nazis of their Social Security benets. A vote on the Senate bill is expected in the coming weeks. In the new Congress that begins in January, Grassley will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee and Hatch will helm the Senate Finance Committee. The Social Security Administration refused APs request that it provide the total number of Nazi suspects who received benets and the dollar amounts. AP appealed the agencys denial of the information through the Freedom of Information Act. Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger, who ed the United States in 1989 and lives in Croatia, collects a Social Security payment of about $1,500 a month, the AP found. The White House and the Social Security Administration signaled support for denying benets to former Nazis following APs report. The Justice Department said it is open to considering proposals that would ter minate the Social Security payments. Grassley and Hatch are seeking broad categories of data such as the total number of Nazis who received Social Security benets and the dollar amount of those payments and details about specific cases. For example, they want to know if a former SS unit commander named Michael Karkoc, whom the AP located last year in Minnesota, would be able to retain his benets even if removed to another country. Theyre also requesting copies of communications between the Justice Department and Social Security Administration and the Justice Department and State Department regarding Nazi suspects who left the United States. NAZIFROM PAGE 1 PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) Four of the remaining nine USS Arizona survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack are vowing this years anniversary wont be their last reunion. The men in their 90s gathered for a news conference Tuesday in a building overlooking the memorial that sits on top of the Arizona, a battleship that sank in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack. Even though its the last ofcial survivor gather ing of the USS Arizona Reunion Association, the men said they still plan to get together, even if not in Hawaii. I dont think this is going to be our last. ... Weve still got time to go, said Louis Conter, 93, of Grass Valley, Calif. Well be back out here no matter whether the rest of the crowd can make it or not. Donald Stratton, 92, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was one of the few sur vivors of a gun director in the forward part of the ship. More than 65 percent of his body was burned. Stratton was hospitalized for more than a year and then was medically discharged from the Navy. He then re-enlisted a year later. The good Lord saved just a few of us, he said. Sunday marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed about 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers. During a private event Sunday, the four men will toast their shipmates, drinking from replicas of cham pagne glasses from the Arizona. They will share a bottle of sparkling wine that was a gift to the survivors association from President Gerald Fords visit to Spain in 1975. The men arrived at the Pearl Harbor visitor center on Tuesday to military salutes, music from the U.S. Navy Pacic Fleet Band and photos by tourists. At the news conference, they reminisced about memories of the attack. I learned something about faith, said John Anderson, 97, of Roswell, N.M., recalling that he had just gone to church services and was heading to breakfast when someone said they saw the planes coming. He became teary-eyed as he discussed his twin brother dying in the attack. Its always like yesterday when were out here, Conter said. The survivors on Tuesday also watched a live-feed of a dive through the Arizonas sunken hull, which still holds the bodies of more than 900 of about 1,177 men who died on the battleship. Ashes of 38 survivors are interred there. National Park Service Historian Daniel Martinez, moderating Tuesdays discussion, seemed overcome with emotion when he announced that Arizona survivor Lauren Bruner, 94, of La Mirada, Calif., last year signed paper work for his intentions to be interred there. Conter plans to do the same, he said. It seems like after a while nobody pays attention to them anymore, after about five years, Bruner said of his decision not to be buried in a cemetery. I hope a lot of people will still be ... coming over to the Arizona and well be glad to see them.4 Pearl Harbor survivors gather for reunion AP PHOTOUSS Arizona survivors from left, John Anderson, Don Stratton, Louis Conter and Lauren Bruner arrive Tuesday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. aaaaaQwC ,; Rsa 4a Boy 8org


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But you must have a plan when holidays or other special occasions happen especially when youre trying to get out of debt. If you have kids, you certainly need to budget for them. They may not get everything they want, but theres no reason there cant be something from Santa under the tree. You also need to budget a little something for your spouse. You can have a little fun with these gifts and make them more from the heart than the wallet. What if you gave your wife a coupon that says youll cook a real dinner for her and the kids once a week for the next three months? Or perhaps its a voucher for a free back rub any time shes feeling stressed and tired. Maybe you could nd a nice but inexpensive frame and put a favorite picture of the two of you inside. Trust me, Dan. You can have a wonderful, loving, quality Christmas without spending a lot of money. Youll have to spend a little here and there, but just make sure its an amount thats appropriate for your nancial situation. DaveBargaining with respectDear Dave: My husband and I are looking at getting a second vehicle. We found one we like, but theyre asking more than we can afford to pay. How do you make a low offer without making someone angry or insulting them? Angela Dear Angela: Its always a smart move to try and stay on the sellers good side. You want to be classy and diplomatic, and never point out the bad things about an item someones selling just to drive down the price. If you insult their merchandise or insinuate the price is unfair, youre likely to blow the whole deal right off the bat. How about this? Tell them its a ne vehicle, and their price is fair, but the amount theyre asking is outside your budget. Let them know how much you want to work out a deal, but, in order for it to t into your lifestyle, you can only pay a certain amount. You might throw in that a lot of people are selling things right now, and youre just looking for the very best deal. Maybe that, and letting them know you have money in hand, will help swing this thing in your favor. Dave Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the Web at www.daveramsey. com.Properly budgeted ChristmasDave Ramsey Passwords. We know they should not be common words; they must not be password, 123456, qwerty or abc123. (Martha, he just published our top secret password!) We know a good password is built around a phrase like To be or not to be. Take the rst letter of each word, capitalize rst letter and add date. The new password is Tbontb704. Its not a word, its not in the dictionary and it is very hard to guess but easy to remember. Use a familiar phrase, well never forget it. What if we do forget our password? Many of us respond with yes when our browser, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox ask if we want our password remembered. Very convenient not typing our password in every time we log in to a website. Time goes by, the browser gets reset, our passwords are gone and we want to check our email. We bring up the webpage and it asks for our username and password. Generally we all know our username, but password? If we dont remember the password, what should we do next? Many folks start typing any password they can remember, some even make some up. The important thing to consider is any legitimate company considers three or four password attempts a hacking attack and locks the account for 12 or 24 hours. Wait the appropriate time, put in three or four different passwords and lock the account for another designated time span. Here are the steps we should take. Take two tries, if no joy, admit we dont know the password and work the process of resetting our password. Every login, under the password eld will have a link labeled Forgot Password, or Forgot or some phrase that indicates the crux of our problem. Click the link and be taken to a page that begins the process of password reset. Companies will require proof that we are who we claim to be with a series of questions or the sending of a code that we must enter into a eld. They may also ask us the answers to secret questions we gave when we set up the account. Here is where entering one word answers to these questions sometimes years ago would have been helpful. For example 123 anywhere st is not the same as 123anywhere or Anywhere or Anywhere St. so if the question is what street did we grow up on, and we originally answered 123 Anywhere St no other answer will sufce. Binary buddies are precise, they cant guess what we meant and they match letters and numbers exactly. Many companies now send a text message to the phone number we registered when we set up the account and expect that code to be entered into a eld on the screen in a certain amount of time. Its safe to say, the less infor mation provided when setting up the account, the longer it takes to recover our account. The time to correct and answer security questions is while we have access to our account not when we are trying to login. Court Nederveld owns his own computer consulting and x-it service Bits, Bytes & Chips Computer Services. He makes house calls! You can reach him at or 941-626-3285.Passing the time with passwords Bits & BytesCourt Nederveld NEW YORK (AP) Energy and health care companies led major stock indexes higher on Tuesday, even as crude oil resumed its slide. General Motors rose after reporting stronger sales, and Biogen, a biotech company, soared following news that its drug for Alzheimers disease showed promise. Reports that fewer people turned out to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend helped knock the market down on Monday. But those concerns were likely overblown, as other evidence suggests that people simply wanted to avoid the crowds at Black Friday sales, said Brad McMillan, the chief investment ofcer at Commonwealth Financial. IBM Digital Analytics, for instance, said that sales on Cyber Monday jumped 8 percent. I think what youre seeing is a little reality settling in, McMillan said. Look at Cyber Monday numbers. You see that and say hmm, maybe its not going to be so bad after all. The Standard & Poors 500 index rose 13.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,066.55. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102.75 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 17,879.55, while the Nasdaq composite rose 28.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,755.81. Oil and gas companies led nine of the 10 industries in the S&P 500 higher. The one economic report out Tuesday gave investors some encouragement. Newly built houses and schools lifted U.S. construction spending in October to the highest level since May, the Commerce Department said. Overall construction spending climbed 1.1 percent, higher than economists forecasts. General Motors posted solid sales gains in the U.S. last month, helped by discounts and falling gas prices. GMs sales climbed 6 percent to nearly 226,000 in November. The carmakers stock gained 32 cents, or 1 percent, to $33.26.Energy companies lead stocks advance ILO0


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Page 8 WIRE The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 WEATHER/STATE NEWS Publication date: 12/3/14 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 Coral0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource: 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water TemperatureSource: 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 INDEXWeather (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-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.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 TABLE657783837872 TODAY Partly cloudy, isolated p.m. rain82 / 6110% chance of rainPartly cloudy, isolated p.m. rain83 / 6210% chance of rain THURSDAY Partly cloudy, isolated p.m. rain83 / 6210% chance of rain FRIDAY Partly cloudy, isolated p.m. rain82 / 6010% chance of rain SATURDAY Nice with clouds and sun81 / 5810% chance of rain SUNDAY Air Quality Index readings as of TuesdayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Tuesday24 hours through 5 p.m. Tuesday Trace Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.12 Year to date 51.97 Normal year to date 48.99 Record 1.15 (2004) High/Low 81/63 Normal High/Low 78/57 Record High 90 (2009) Record Low 38 (1999) Today Thu. Today Thu. Today Thu.Apalachicola 74 56 pc 74 56 pc Bradenton 79 62 s 79 63 s Clearwater 78 63 s 78 64 s Coral Springs 81 68 sh 81 71 s Daytona Beach 77 61 pc 76 62 pc Fort Lauderdale 81 71 sh 82 72 s Fort Myers 82 63 s 82 65 s Fort Pierce 79 65 sh 80 65 pc Gainesville 79 54 pc 78 56 pc Jacksonville 77 53 pc 75 55 pc Key Largo 80 71 pc 80 73 s Key West 80 69 pc 79 70 s Kissimmee 78 62 s 79 63 s Lakeland 79 60 s 79 62 s Melbourne 79 66 sh 79 66 pc Miami 81 70 pc 82 72 s Naples 82 64 s 81 65 s Ocala 79 56 pc 77 58 s Okeechobee 79 64 pc 79 65 pc Orlando 80 62 pc 80 63 s Panama City 74 54 pc 74 54 pc Pensacola 74 55 pc 74 55 pc Pompano Beach 81 71 sh 81 72 s St. Augustine 74 59 pc 72 61 pc St. Petersburg 79 62 s 78 63 s Sanford 80 61 pc 79 63 pc Sarasota 80 61 s 79 62 s Tallahassee 77 51 pc 78 55 pc Tampa 79 62 s 78 63 s Titusville 77 63 pc 76 63 pc Vero Beach 78 64 sh 78 64 pc West Palm Beach 81 69 sh 81 71 s Winter Haven 79 62 s 79 63 sToday 1:53p 7:27a --6:23p Thu. 12:15a 8:14a 2:52p 6:58p Today 12:30p 5:43a 10:52p 4:39p Thu. 1:29p 6:30a 11:26p 5:14p Today 11:35a 4:04a 9:57p 3:00p Thu. 12:34p 4:51a 10:31p 3:35p Today 12:12a 7:56a 2:25p 6:52p Thu. 12:47a 8:43a 3:24p 7:27p Today 10:45a 4:22a 9:07p 3:18p Thu. 11:44a 5:09a 9:41p 3:53p ENE 10-20 1-3 Light NNE 7-14 1-3 Light 82/61 79/62 79/62 81/67 81/62 82/63 82/61 82/62 82/62 82/63 82/62 80/62 79/62 81/61 82/60 79/62 81/62 80/64 80/62 80/62 81/61 80/61 81/62 79/59 80/61 78/63 80/66 82/63 82/6366Pollen Index readings as of Tuesday Today Thu. Today Thu. Today Thu. Today Thu.Albuquerque 62 42 pc 59 38 sh Anchorage 30 22 pc 30 23 pc Atlanta 71 49 pc 70 53 pc Baltimore 57 33 c 46 30 c Billings 30 26 pc 41 27 c Birmingham 70 49 c 71 56 pc Boise 49 40 r 51 34 c Boston 56 35 sh 44 27 pc Buffalo 39 26 sf 32 25 pc Burlington, VT 45 30 r 31 18 s Charleston, WV 51 29 c 48 39 c Charlotte 68 47 pc 60 44 pc Chicago 33 18 s 33 30 c Cincinnati 46 26 pc 42 35 c Cleveland 41 26 c 34 28 pc Columbia, SC 72 51 pc 68 47 pc Columbus, OH 45 25 pc 39 32 c Concord, NH 48 26 c 38 15 pc Dallas 61 52 c 66 56 c Denver 46 34 pc 55 35 s Des Moines 34 18 s 37 30 pc Detroit 39 22 pc 33 26 pc Duluth 17 6 s 24 14 pc Fairbanks 17 2 sf 5 -9 s Fargo 18 6 s 28 13 pc Hartford 54 31 sh 43 24 pc Helena 27 20 pc 40 24 c Honolulu 81 70 pc 80 70 pc Houston 68 53 c 72 60 c Indianapolis 41 23 pc 38 33 c Jackson, MS 70 48 c 74 54 pc Kansas City 42 25 pc 43 36 i Knoxville 60 41 c 56 46 sh Las Vegas 63 52 c 64 52 s Los Angeles 71 61 sh 71 59 c Louisville 50 31 c 47 40 sh Memphis 54 43 c 60 52 sh Milwaukee 31 16 s 33 29 pc Minneapolis 19 8 s 28 20 pc Montgomery 77 51 c 77 53 pc Nashville 55 38 c 54 46 sh New Orleans 74 57 pc 74 59 pc New York City 52 36 c 44 32 pc Norfolk, VA 65 43 pc 51 40 c Oklahoma City 48 39 c 58 51 c Omaha 34 21 s 42 28 pc Philadelphia 55 35 c 45 32 pc Phoenix 79 61 pc 75 56 sh Pittsburgh 42 26 c 38 29 pc Portland, ME 51 32 r 41 19 pc Portland, OR 43 38 pc 48 43 sh Providence 56 33 sh 44 25 pc Raleigh 67 46 pc 56 40 c Salt Lake City 56 41 c 53 36 c St. Louis 46 27 pc 40 36 c San Antonio 64 58 sh 70 64 c San Diego 68 62 sh 69 56 s San Francisco 64 57 r 64 55 c Seattle 43 36 pc 47 43 r Washington, DC 61 39 c 49 37 c Amsterdam 35 29 pc 36 31 pc Baghdad 71 51 s 72 50 s Beijing 32 17 s 36 16 s Berlin 32 28 pc 38 34 pc Buenos Aires 84 64 s 86 68 s Cairo 79 58 pc 80 58 s Calgary 27 9 pc 28 8 pc Cancun 82 72 pc 83 70 pc Dublin 43 32 pc 42 35 pc Edmonton 19 10 pc 16 1 pc Halifax 51 40 r 41 21 s Kiev 23 10 s 22 12 pc London 48 38 pc 43 37 sh Madrid 51 36 pc 50 32 c Mexico City 71 41 s 72 42 s Montreal 41 25 i 27 12 s Ottawa 39 22 sn 23 13 pc Paris 37 34 s 40 36 pc Regina 12 -1 s 17 -1 pc Rio de Janeiro 89 75 s 85 71 pc Rome 63 55 t 63 53 r St. Johns 33 31 pc 51 27 r San Juan 85 73 pc 84 72 t Sydney 87 72 t 83 71 t Tokyo 55 46 s 56 44 r Toronto 38 26 sf 32 22 pc Vancouver 41 31 pc 43 36 r Winnipeg 6 -5 s 17 1 pc 82/62High ......................... 82 at Miami, FLLow ........................ -12 at Merrill, WIFt. Myers 82/63 sun none Punta Gorda 82/63 sun none Sarasota 80/61 sun none Full Dec 6 Last Dec 14 New Dec 21 First Dec 28 Today 3:40 p.m. 4:03 a.m. Thursday 4:26 p.m. 5:03 a.m. Today 7:02 a.m. 5:34 p.m. Thursday 7:02 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Today 2:26a 8:39a 2:52p 9:05p Thu. 3:12a 9:26a 3:39p 9:52p Fri. 4:01a 10:15a 4:28p 10:41p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALL Month 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. 7.06 9.29 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 11.40 11.12 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 1.67 3.48 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 4.60 0.01 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. Trace 0.97 1.78 6.83/2002 Year 51.97 53.10 50.74 (since 1931)Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. | HEADLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE STATEMan charged with stealing beef tongue in pantsDELAND (AP) Police in Florida say a Walmart shopper denied slipping $35 worth of beef tongue into his pants, but the telltale tongue told a different story. DeLand police say 44-year-old Jason Puckett was charged last week with misdemeanor theft after a Walmart security guard spotted him slipping two packages of tongue into his waistband. When the guard confronted Puckett at the stores exit, Puckett denied stealing the packages and said he had put them back on a shelf. But the guard told authorities Puckett then removed the tongue from his pants when he didnt think he was being watched and ran from the store. Jail records show Puckett remained in jail Tuesday. Bail was set at $2,500.South Florida police searching for carjackerFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) Authorities in South Florida searched Tuesday for a suspect believed responsible for three armed carjackings and shooting two people, one fatally. Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Deanna Greenlaw said the victims, a man and a woman, were shot multiple times outside an insurance ofce in Hallandale Beach. The FBI later said the man had died. Their identities were not immediately released. Greenlaw said after the shooting, the suspect then drove a stolen car north on Interstate 95, crashing near downtown Fort Lauderdale and got away on foot. Some schools were locked down and trafc snarled on the busy interstate while authorities searched the area. The FBIs Violent Crime Task Force was called in to assist. The crime spree began shortly before 8 a.m. in Sunrise, where a woman and her son were ordered by the carjacker to drive to I-95, where they were released unharmed. Police say the suspect then drove that car south to Dania Beach and committed a second carjacking, followed by the shooting and third carjacking. The woman, who was in surgery at a local hospital, was believed by police to be the suspects ex-girlfriend.Stolen truck hauled food for needyCAPE CORAL (WINK News) A church working to help the community this holiday season has hit a major roadblock. The pastor at Grace Church told WINK News the box truck they use to pick up food for their food bank has been stolen. The church is located at Hancock Bridge Parkway and SE 21st Place, just down the road from the congregations thrift store and food bank. He said the truck was taken the day before Thanksgiving. Its used to pick up food and donations for the churchs thrift store. The window had been broken out and we saw the pieces of glass, and the truck was gone, said Pastor Jorge Acevedo. Its the truck we actually use to collect the food that we give away to about 500 families a month. Somewhere around 1,500 people a month, said Acevedo. With a shipment that needed to be picked up Tuesday morning, thrift store manager Donna Linder said they need to rent a truck. All of these things were like put on hold until we could gure out what we were going to do, said Linder. That is money then that we have to put out, versus, being able to help somebody.Judge suspends homeless feeding banFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) A judge has suspended enforcement of Fort Lauderdales ordinance restricting the public feeding of homeless people for 30 days and ordered mediation on the issue. The decision Tuesday by Broward Circuit Judge Thomas Lynch came in a challenge to the ordinance by 90-yearold homeless advocate Arnold Abbott, who has been arrested after defying it repeatedly. Lynch wants the dispute resolved through mediation or trial by the end of the year. The ordinance is aimed at keeping people from feeding the homeless in parks and other public places.Man sentenced to 5 years for card fraudORLANDO (AP) An Orlando man has been sentenced to more than ve years in prison for committing almost a half-million dollars in credit card fraud. Federal prosecutors said Monday that 36-year-old Tony Frith was sentenced to ve years and 10 months in prison for access device fraud. He also was ordered to repay almost $470,000 in restitution. 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SPORTSWednesday, December 3, 2014 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsBlog .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Preps 2 | Golf 3 | NFL 3 | College basketball 4 | NBA 4 | NHL 4 | MLB 5 | Scoreboard 5 | Quick hits 5 | College football 6PORT CHARLOTTE Rivalries tend to bring out the best in teams. Though the scoreboard showed Venice High School handling district rival Port Charlotte 59-38 on Tuesday night, the intensity of the game belied the nal score. We always enjoy playing Port Charlotte, Indians coach Jim Davis said. Its a respectable one between the coaching staff and players, and I think no matter the score, we both enjoy these games. The Pirates (1-5) had built a 5-1 lead early when Venices press began to pay GIRLS BASKETBALL: Venice 59, Port Charlotte 38SUN PHOTO BY JENNIFER BRUNOPort Charlotte High Schools Emily Treasure drives past Venices Mariah Miller during Tuesdays game in Port Charlotte. Treasure scored a game-high 33 points in the 59-38 loss.A balanced actIndians showcase their depth in beating Pirates By DAWN KLEMISHSUN CORRESPONDENT UP NEXTVenice: at Lemon Bay, today, 6 p.m. Port Charlotte: at North Fort Myers, Friday, 7:30 p.m.LIKE US ON FACEBOOKWe regularly post shot of the day, and face of the game photos at SunCoast Sports.INDIANS | 2 FORT MYERS The Wave Cave is not an easy place to play, and Charlotte High School coach Tom Massolio understands that. But the Tarpons still were a free throw and a few seconds away from leaving there with a rm grip on District 7A-11. Instead, Charlotte left with a painful lesson, one the Tarpons hope will not come back to haunt them. Mark Matthews nished a Fort Myers comeback with a backdoor layup with ve seconds left, leading the Green Wave over Charlotte 5250 in the district opener for both teams. Fort Myers trailed by 13 late in the third quarter, but stymied the Tarpons late. Defense and energy, the two things our program is spawned on, Matthews said. We got the stops when we needed to, we stuck up big time, we talked a lot. Thats what won the game for us.Waves late rally sinks Tarpons BOYS BASKETBALL: Fort Myers 52, Charlotte 50By ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER UP NEXTCharlotte: at Riverdale, Friday, 7:30 p.m.TARPONS | 2 VENICE Port Charlotte High School used a run of three-pointers to down Venice 53-41 in the district opener for both teams Tuesday night. Both teams got off to a slow start. A layup by Venices Miles Wilkins the rst eld goal by either side in a three-minute span of play knotted the game at 6. Venices Austin Doby drained a long three-pointer to give the Indians a short-lived 9-7 lead before the Pirates took control. Jacob Smarjesses tip-in with a minute left would be the nal points of the rst period. Port Charlottes Tyler Britton hit the rst of three Port Charlotte 3s just seconds into the rst quarter. On the other side of the oor, Venice struggled mightily, shooting under 30 percent from the foul line Pirates win district opener BOYS BASKETBALL: Port Charlotte 53, Venice 41By SCOTT LOCKWOODSPORTS WRITERPHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELLVenice High Schools Deter Hudson tries to break through the Port Charlotte defense in Tuesdays 53-41 loss to the Pirates. PIRATES | 2 UP NEXTVenice: at Lemon Bay, today, 7:30 p.m. Port Charlotte: vs. North Fort Myers, Friday, 7 p.m.ANN ARBOR, Mich. Brady Hoke is out after four years at Michigan. Interim athletic director Jim Hackett made the announcement Tuesday after weeks of speculation about Hokes future. I wanted to make sure that Brady received adequate time to exhibit the results that would come from his effort and I believe that Brady and our coaching staff had enough time to produce those results and unfortunately they are not there, said Hackett, who took over as AD last month. In the end, I feel that moving in a different direction is the right decision. Hoke did not return a message left seeking comment. In a statement provided by the school, he thanked his players and said he would miss them. I feel very fortunate to have been an assistant and head coach at the University of Michigan, said Brady Hoke. I will always support the university and this football program. Hired after the tumultuous tenure of Rich Rodriguez, Hoke was supposed to help Michigan regain its place among college footballs elite, and his familiarity with the programs culture and tradition made the initial transition a successful one. But after going to the Sugar Bowl in Hokes rst season, the Wolverines slowly slipped back into mediocrity and are not even among the top teams in the Big Ten. Hoke was 31-20 as the Wolverines coach after the team oundered to a 5-7 record this season and missed out on bowl eligibility along with Big Ten also-rans Indiana, Purdue and Northwestern. He was just 18-14 against conference foes. The last two seasons were characterized by poor play on the offensive COLLEGE FOOTBALL: MichiganMichigan fires coach HokeAP PHOTOMichigan red coach Brady Hoke on Tuesday. Hoke was 31-20 in his four years at Michigan. By NOAH TRISTERASSOCIATED PRESS INSIDEFlorida targets Colorado States Jim McElwain to potentially fill its coaching vacancy, PAGE 6 J ameis Winston hearing adjourns after five hours, resumes today, PAGE 6HOKE | 6TCU moves ahead of FSU in playoff rankings, Page 6 44ippr%v ltij 11,IC`


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To report an error, call the sports department at 941-206-1175 or email to Submit a story idea: Email or call Mark Lawrence 941-206-1175. Must contain name, address and number. Submit local golf scores: Email scores to Scores appear in the weekly Heralds. Report a high school result: Call 877-818-6204 or 941-206-1126 by 10:30 p.m. the day the event is held. BOYS SOCCER: DeSoto County 2, Cardinal Mooney 1Bulldogs edge a district foeARCADIA Omar Rendon didnt get much sleep Monday night. The rst-year DeSoto County High School coach had already been at the helm for seven games, but Tuesdays match against Cardinal Mooney kept him up. The Cougars pose perhaps the biggest obstacle for the Bulldogs in their quest for a District 2A-11 title. Thats why he was so happy when the nal whistle sounded. In the rst of two regular-season meetings with Cardinal Mooney, DeSoto County fended off a late urry of shots for a 2-1 district win. This is a team I feel were going to have to worry about. Theyre really tough, theyre stronger than us, Rendon said. We werent on our A-game I think our defense committed a lot of errors but the guys never gave up. The Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0) won on two-rst half goals in a span of less than two minutes. Junior Christian Ramirez struck rst in the 23rd minute, gathering a deection off teammate Ernesto Montalvos closerange shot and sneaking it past goalkeeper Michael Staikos amid confusion in front of the net. Senior Oscar Ponce add ed to the Bulldogs total in the 25th minute. Manolo Mejia corralled a long free kick from Rosario Zavala in the box and passed it to Ponce, who ripped a shot from the left side passed Staikos. Cardinal Mooney halved its decit in the opening minute of the second half when Alex Turner stole an outlet pass from DeSoto County goalkeeper Cesar Barajas and waltzed into the box untouched. Its the rst goal Barajas has allowed this season. It was a misunderstanding. Our goalie tried to pass it to one of our outside wings, and he made the mistake, Rendon said. The Cougars Nick Rigas missed a free-kick in stoppage time from just outside the box. Were 3-0 in districts, and these guys have faith in each other, Rendon said. We grow as a team day by day. And every time we play a game, we play it for somebody. And (Tuesday), they came out on top and they deserved.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERThey win rst of two games vs. Cougars UP NEXTDeSoto County: vs. Sarasota Military Academy, Thursday, 7 p.m. ARCADIA A pop-up rainstorm doused the DeSoto County High School soccer eld early Tuesday evening. Eight goals from seven different Cardinal Mooney players doused any hope of a Bulldogs victory. The Cougars needed just 67 minutes to nish off DeSoto County on Tuesday, winning the district match by mercy rule, 8-0. Our goal, once again, was to not be mer cy-ruled, Bulldogs coach Maria Munoz said. There were a lot of slides and a lot of runs that didnt even get nished because were not used to playing in the rain at all. So I think that had a little bit to do (with it). But most of all, our goal was, with a team like that, to be competitive. But its just not to be. It was a goal the Bulldogs sold out to try to achieve. The team mustered just two shots and none in the second half as its top two offensive threats, Lucero Perez and Angelica Garcia, played most of the game on defense in an effort to slow Cardinal Mooneys attack. They took it upon themselves. They told me, We dont want to be mercy-ruled. And I said OK, Munoz said. I know, when youre mercy-ruled, what it does to you, psy chologically. And theyre the ones on the eld. Im on the other side. I have to respect that. But even that wasnt enough to help DeSoto County avoid the fate it suffered. Catlin Teiford netted the Cougars rst goal before the rain stopped falling, scoring on a breakaway off a Bulldogs corner kick in the third minute. Cardinal Mooney added three more before the end of the half on Katrina Winklers shot off a deection in the 14th minute, Tatum Weishaars redirection of goalkeeper Diana Moyas save attempt in the 31st minute and Carolina Andersons breakaway in the 38th minute. Elena Ciacco made it 5-0 early in the second half on a header off a corner kick, and goals from Winkler, Skylar Jungers and Jill Polk in a six-minute stretch ended the match. I have to somehow nd a way to get them to trust themselves. To be able to go in and at least be there for every ball, Munoz said. I think if I can get that across to them, to feel condent to go for every ball, all they have to do is put the pressure on. So thats my challenge; to give them a little bit more condence.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or suffer soggy setback GIRLS SOCCER: Cardinal Mooney 8, DeSoto County 0By JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITER UP NEXTDeSoto County: vs. Sarasota Military Academy, Thursday, 5 p.m. WAUCHULA Jonathan Hill led four Lemon Bay High School players in double gures as the Manta Rays beat Hardee, 81-57, in the District 5A-11 boys basketball opener for both teams on Tuesday, Hill scored 14 points. Montrel Jackson and Joe Garza contributed 13 points apiece while Sean Kluner contributed 11. Lemon Bay (3-1, 1-0) led 18-10 after the rst quarter and steadily pulled away. The Mantas Rays return to action today at home against Venice (7:30 p.m.) and play host to Sebring on Friday in their busiest week of the season to date. LEMON BAY 81, HARDEE 57Lemon Bay 8 21 22 20 81 Hardee 10 11 14 22 57 Lemon Bay (81): Montrel Jackson 13, Peitz 6, McGill 4, Blem 4, Joe Garza 13, Sean Klun er 11, Rowley 6, John Hill 14, Clary 8, Beltz 2. Totals: 31(2) 17-20 81. Hardee (59): Deloan 1, T. Smith 1, Youte 7, D. Smith 11, Sheilds 14, Metayer 8, Santoyo 13, Holley 2. Totals: 19(4) 15-25 57GIRLS BASKETBALLLemon Bay 51, Hardee 22: Kacyn Shirley scored a game-high 14 points as the Manta Rays opened their busy week with a District 5A-11 victory in Englewood. All but four players scored for Lemon Bay (3-4m 1-0) which plays host to Venice tonight and travels to Sebring for a district game on Friday night.LEMON BAY 51, HARDEE 22Hardee 5 4 5 8 22 Lemon Bay 12 18 15 6 51 Lemon Bay (51): Shirley 6 0-0 14, Nelson 1 0-0 2, Belm 2 0-0 4, Smith 3 0-3 6, Azwoir 0 2-4 2, Dailey 1 2-2 4, T. Digiacomo 2 0-0 4, Pfankuch 2 0-0 4, Weston 2 0-0 4, Missbach 3 1-2 7. Totals 22 (2) 5-11 51. Hardee (22): Cortez 0 0-1 0, McGehe 1 1-2 3, Lee 3 1-3 8, B. Faulk 1 0-0 2, Ketana 3 1-2 7, M. Faulk 0 0-2 0, Luna 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 (1) 3-10 22.Manta Ray boys, girls rout Hardee PREP ROUNDUPSTAFF REPORT off. The Indians forced 16 rst-half turnovers and parlayed their full-court defense into a 12-0 run in the rst quarter, and an 11-0 push in the second. As Port Charlottes guards struggled to deal with the pressure, the Pirates shots would not fall, either. Guard Emily Treasure kept Port Charlotte competitive with 13 of her teams 16 rst-half points, but with little support, the Pirates were in a 36-16 halftime hole. Venice did exactly what I thought they were going to do: Play us physical, Port Charlotte coach Kevin Purcell said. I think at times we responded well to it and at times we didnt. I thought we came out and matched the intensity in the rst quarter, and then it just got away from us. Though their strength Tuesday was in their transition game, the Indians (6-3) worked the ball inside and out in their half-court set enough to see six players score in the rst half. Each player had her time to shine, with Korey Ream leading the charge early, Taylor Angelo and Emily Hanewinckel pushing through the middle and the reserves nishing strong. We have had a different high-scorer every game, except for once, Davis said. We dont have one scorer, we have a bunch of girls who can play. Its an awesome feeling in practice when we can actually compete against each other. Venice pulled its press in the second half, but Treasure continued to be the lone Pirate to nd the bottom of the net with any success. She nished with a game-high 33 points, including all 12 in the third quarter. The rest of the team had just 5. The Indians were led by Reams 13 points and Talee Howards 11 rebounds.VENICE 59, PORT CHARLOTTE 38Venice 13 23 12 11 59 Port Charlotte 8 8 12 10 38 VENICE (59): Korey Ream 13, Taylor Ange lo 10, S. Hanewinckel 9, E. Hanewinckel 9, Howard 8, Miller 4, Perez 2, Whitney 2, Ab dul 2. Totals: 22(3) 12-24 59. PORT CHARLOTTE (38): Emily Treasure 33, Marshall 2, Hagerty 1, Livingston 1, King 1. Totals: 11(4) 12-17 38.INDIANSFROM PAGE 1The Tarpons had a chance at the buzzer, but Brandon Gonzalez had his 17-foot jumper blocked by James Brunson who scored four touchdowns against Charlotte in the regional seminal football game two weeks ago. Thats what we par tially drew up, Massolio said. We didnt get the screen on the ball that we wanted. But wed draw it up again if we had to. It was a signicant victory for Fort Myers (33, 1-0 in District 7A-11), which was the district runner-up last season. Matthews led the Green Wave with 23 points, hitting 3 of his 4 3-point attempts. This is a huge win, Matthews said. (Weve still got to) play at their place, its a tough atmosphere to play. Charlotte (3-1, 0-1) suffered its rst loss, despite Gonzalez notching a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Scot Hundt also scored 19 points for the Tarpons. The pair combined to hit 8 of 11 3-pointers. But the bigger factor was Charlotte s 17 turnovers in the second half. We made some mistakes, Massolio said. They caused some mistakes weve got to learn from. The Green Wave turned over the ball on their rst three possessions, but were hardly alone: by 5:34 of the rst quarter, the teams had combined for seven turnovers to just four eld goal attempts and no points. Gonzalez took advantage of Fort Myers moving off man coverage and hit his rst 3-pointer from the left wing. Jackson Beers followed with another 3-pointer to give Charlotte a 6-0 lead with 5:00 left in the rst quarter. Matthews got into the act on Fort Myers next possession, draining a 22-footer for his rst three pointer. The shooting gallery known as the Wave Cave was open for business. Gonzales and Hundt nished the rst half with three 3-pointers as Charlotte led 25-19 at the half. Matthews also had three 3-pointers going into the break.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or shore@sun-herald.comFORT MYERS 50, CHARLOTTE 48Charlotte 14 11 12 11 48 Fort Myers 9 10 11 20 50 CHARLOTTE (48): Scot Hundt 19, Brandon Gonzalez 19, Noll 4, Beers 6. Totals: 18 (10) 2-10 48. FORT MYERS (50): Mark Matthews 23, Brunson 8, Guerin 5, Bensley Bornelus 14. Totals: 16 (4) 14-28 48.TARPONSFROM PAGE 1and even worse from the eld. Chase Leggett hit a pair of three-pointers to put the Pirates up by eight halfway through the second quarter. Wilkins hit a layup with a little over a minute left to snap a six-minute eld goal drought for the Indians, who went into the locker room down 24-15. Its tough to win against a good team when youre making those kind of mistakes, Venice coach James Slaton said. The Pirates began pulling away in the third quarter behind Keyshawn McLeods 15 points. Venice, which cut its turnovers in half in the second half, failed to capitalize on several late free throws, nishing 13-33 from the line. We guarded and we outrebounded them ...but we just didnt nish, said Slaton, whose team nished with 19 offensive rebounds. We didnt nish in the paint, we didnt nish in the three-point shots and we didnt nish from the free throw line. Its tough to win when you dont make free throws. More games are probably won and lost at the free throw line than about any other stat. Wilkins led Venice with 14 points. Port Charlotte coach Bill Specht said his team has a lot of little things to straighten out. He added that Tuesdays game wasnt pretty for both teams. We werent very disciplined and I think they outhustled us on the glass, Specht said. They killed us on the offensive glass. Youre usually rusty on the offensive end of the court, but if we cant rebound with them, were going to be in deep trouble. Weve got a long way to go and were going to be a lot better.PIRATESFROM PAGE 1 PREP SCHEDULETODAY Girls basketball Venice at Lemon Bay, 6 p.m. Island Coast at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Boys basketball Venice at Lemon Bay, 7:30 p.m. Girls soccer Lemon Bay at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Venice at Port Charlotte, 7 p.m. Boys soccer Charlotte at Lemon Bay, 7 p.m. Girls weightlifting North Port at Sarasota, 4 p.m. Wrestling Lemon Bay at Manatee, TBA THURSDAY Girls basketball Manatee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. North Port at Sarasota, 7:30 p.m. Community Christian at DeSoto County, 7:30 p.m. Boys basketball Community Christian vs. DeSoto County JV, 7 p.m. Girls soccer Sarasota Military at DeSoto County, 5 p.m. Braden River at North Port, 7 p.m. Boys soccer North Port at Braden River, 7 p.m. Port Charlotte at Venice, 7 p.m. Sarasota Military Academy at DeSoto County, 7 p.m. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................................................................. :


The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 SP Page 3 Ready to get back in swingWINDERMERE Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past. Equipped with a new teacher and a stronger body, Woods said Tuesday he is working on a swing that incorporates previous moves that date as far back as his amateur days. He referred to it as new, but old, and the 14-time major champion will start testing it this week against an 18-man field of elite players at the Hero World Challenge. This is the fifth time Woods has returned from injury the back, this time over the last five years. The breaks have ranged from four weeks to four months. He last competed on Aug. 9 when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, ending the shortest season of his career (eight tournaments) and the first time he did not have a top 10. Woods said he had enough time off to let his body heal and to think about where he wants his game to go. First, he split with swing coach Sean Foley, ending a three-year relationship that produced eight PGA Tour wins but no majors. I think that physically, I just wasnt able to do some of the things that we wanted to do in the golf swing, Woods said. Woods said there was no reason to look back at old swings at the time because he felt he was headed in the right direction three victories in 2012, and five wins in 2013 in which he was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time. Those two years were relatively free of injuries. But unfortunately, physically I was getting damaged doing it, he said. He has hired Dallasbased Chris Como as a swing consultant, after longtime friend Notah Begay put them together. Woods said he had a plan, and that Como was on the same page. Woods concedes that age he turns 39 this month has kept him from overpowering golf as he once did. Ive gotten stronger. Ive gotten more explosive. Ive gotten faster, he said. I now just need to hit more balls. GOLF: Tiger WoodsBy DOUG FERGUSONASSOCIATED PRESS | THIS WEEK ON TOURPGA TOURHERO WORLD CHALLENGEWhere: Isleworth Golf & Country Club (7,544 yards, par 72), Windermere When: Thursday-Sunday Purse: $3.5 million (winners share: $1 million) TV: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-5 p.m., 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Friday, midnight-3 a.m., 2-5 p.m., 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, midnight-3 a.m., noon2:30 p.m., 6-11 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-3 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 6-11 p.m.; Monday, midnight-3 a.m.) and NBC (Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-5 p.m.) Field: Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Billy Horschel, Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Hideki Matsuyama, Graeme McDowell, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Steve Stricker, Jimmy Walker, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods Defending champion: Zach Johnson Online: DAVIE A rare fourth-quarter rally on the road has given the Miami Dolphins a clearer path to the playoffs. They still might need to win the rest of their games, however. Miami is trying to end its six-year playoff drought, and a 16-13 comeback victory over the New York Jets left the Dolphins tied with ve other AFC teams at 7-5. While their 6-3 record within the conference helps in potential tiebreaker scenarios, the Dolphins have little margin or no for error in their nal four games, beginning Sunday at home against Baltimore (7-5). Coach Joe Philbin said he doesnt need to talk with his players about playoff ramications. They are aware, Philbin said Tuesday. Weve talked to them more about the month of December and the importance of each and every game in December. This one that we have coming up, Baltimore, both on paper and on lm, is as good as team as weve seen. To beat the Ravens, Philbin said, the Dolphins must play better than they did Monday night. Miami gave up 277 yards rushing and trailed for much of the game, but outscored New York 10-0 in the nal quarter to escape. The fourth-quarter comeback win was only the Dolphins second on the road since 2005, fewest in the NFL, according to STATS. The Dolphins had been 0-3 in games decided by four points or less. In all three defeats they blew a fourth-quarter lead. The Dolphins will face the Jets again in the season nale Dec. 28. Also remaining are games at AFC East leader New England and at home against last-place Minnesota. The No. 1 issue in practice this week will be run defense, a strength most of the season. Miami has allowed 478 yards rushing in the past two games, an average of 5.7 per carry. Missed tackles have been part of the problem, including three on a 47-yard run by Chris Johnson. We have to tackle better, Philbin said. This game is not overly complicated. NFL: MiamiDecember will decide Dolphins playoff fateAP PHOTOMiamis Louis Delmas, right, celebrates with Reshad Jones after Jones intercepted a pass against the New York Jets to clinch the Dolphins 16-13 victory on Monday night in East Rutherford, N.J. By STEVEN WINEASSOCIATED PRESS RAVENS AT DOLPHINSWHO: Baltimore (7-5) at Miami (7-5) WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens TV: CBS RADIO: 96.1 FM TICKETS: WASHINGTON Members of the Senate Commerce Committee chastised the commissioners of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL for skipping a hearing Tuesday on domestic violence in pro sports, with one saying the absences reect a lack of focus on the issue. They were all asked to be here, and leadership does start at the top. And I do think that its pretty convenient that none of them were able to appear today, said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican from New Hampshire. That does say something about: How big a commitment is there going to be on this? Instead of Commissioner Roger Goodell, for example, the NFL sent Troy Vincent, the executive vice president of football operations, who ignored questions from reporters after the hearing and was led away by league employees. During his prepared testimony, Vincent a former player choked up while saying abuse was a way of life in his home when he was growing up because his mother was beaten. Domestic violence has become a main topic of conversation across the sports landscape in recent months, particularly in light of the case of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. He punched his then-ancee, now wife, in a casino elevator and originally was suspended by Goodell for two games, then barred indenitely after TMZ released video of the ght. Senators pressed the representatives of the four leagues and their players unions on matters such as whether they conduct their own investigations, independent of police; whether coaches or other team personnel are required to report instances of illegal conduct to law enforcement; and what sort of help is provided for abuse victims. Youve got to under stand that the status quo is not acceptable, said Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. There will be more accountability in the future. Peterson doesnt testify at hearing: Adrian Peterson did not testify at his appeal hearing, according to a person familiar with the case. Peterson gave a statement, said the person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither side is discussing the case publicly. Peterson left without comment after spending more than three hours at the hearing. He is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the leagues personal conduct policy. Rice says he had one bad night: Ray Rice said that an NFL team would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night. I took full responsibility for everything that I did, the former Ravens running back told NBCs Today show, and the only thing I can hope for and wish for is a second chance. Around the league: Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu will undergo surgery on his fractured left thumb today and could be sidelined until the teams regular-season finale. 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Page 4 SP The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MADISON, Wis. Jahlil Okafor vs. Frank Kaminsky. The big-man matchup tonight between No. 4 Duke and No. 2 Wisconsin in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge is about as good as it gets for college basketball in December. Badgers forward Duje Dukan offered a reminder that there will be eight other players on the court with two of the games top players. We look at is as Wisconsin vs. Duke. It might happen that they do get matched up on a majority of plays, but at the end of the day its our ve against their ve, Dukan said. True enough. Yet theres no denying the star power and contrasting styles that will be on display at 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) at the Kohl Center when the teams, both 7-0, get together. The 6-foot-11, 270-pound Okafor is Dukes latest likely oneand-done sensation, a freshman from Chicago who NBA scouts covet. Wisconsin coaches seem impressed with Okafors hands and his ability to maneuver in the post. He doesnt rush. He takes his time. He makes the right decision Hes impressive at any age, but being a freshman stands out, assistant coach Gary Close said. Kaminsky is a lithe 7-foot senior with an inside-out game that makes him a matchup nightmare. No McDonalds All-American here. Just a hard-working player who keeps getting better after exploding on to the scene last season. There is one big similarity between Okafor and Kaminsky: they are both preseason All-Americans. This game isnt about me, Kaminsky said. I really dont care what happens with me in the game as long as we win. That was certainly the case for in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas last week. Kaminsky was 1 for 8 in the opener and limited to 6 minutes in the rst half in the second game because of foul trouble, before scoring 14 of 17 in the second half in the nal over Oklahoma to take tournament MVP honors. Coach Bo Ryan said Kaminsky, who is aver aging team-highs of 16.6 points and 8.7 rebounds a game, is playing with a lot of condence. He also joked that Kaminsky was another one of those guys in the long list of basketball players who commits a foul and looks like hes never committed a foul in his life. Wisconsin has a deep frontcourt, even with forward Sam Dekker watching a portion of practice Monday open to media from the bench. He wore a commemorative Final Four T-shirt, from last years NCAA run, over his jersey. Dekker, who was resting a tender left ankle he injured in the preseason, said he should be ne for the Duke game. Playing three games in three straight days in the Bahamas took a little toll. Sophomore Nigel Hayes has added the 3-point shot to his arsenal, while the 6-10 Dukan is averaging 8.4 points a game in helping to spell Dekker. Dukan, a senior, said he grew up a Duke fan, starting with the Blue Devils 1999 run to the national championship game. He is looking forward to playing in a tournament-like atmosphere in Madison. Its going to be a packed house, Dukan said. This is something you dream of, playing against teams like Duke.Big men take center stage in showdownBy GENARO C. ARMAS ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Big Ten/ACC Challenge Dukes Okafor, Wisconsins Kaminsky face offAP PHOTOWisconsins Frank Kaminsky sets up a shot during a 69-56 victory against Oklahoma the Battle 4 Atlantis title game in Nov. 28. AP PHOTOBualos Zemgus Girgensons blocks a pass by Tampa Bays Victor Hedman during the second period of Tuesday nights game. NHL: Bualo 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)Sabres stymie LightningBUFFALO, N.Y. Cody Hodgson and Tyler Ennis scored shootout goals, and the Buffalo Sabres won their third in a row with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The teams meet again in Tampa on Thursday night. Zemgus Girgensons forced overtime by scor ing the tying goal with 3:54 left in regulation. Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves through overtime and then sealed the victory by stopping Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan in the shootout. The Sabres (9-14-2) have won six of seven since a 3-13-2 start. Palat scored for the Lightning (17-6-3), who had won four consecutive games. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 shots before allowing goals on both shootout attempts he faced. Coming off consecutive wins over Montreal last week, the Sabres knocked off a Lightning team that entered leading the NHL with 90 goals and tied for the league lead with 17 wins and 36 points. Palat opened the scor ing with 10:08 remaining in the third period when he drove to the net and swept in Tyler Johnsons centering pass. The Sabres nally cashed in following a pair of chances, with Girgensons tying goal coming with 3:54 left.SABRES 2, LIGHTNING 1, SOLIGHTNING 0 0 1 0 1 Bualo 0 0 1 0 2 Bualo won shootout 2-0 First PeriodNone. Penalties Kucherov, TB (interference), :35; Paquette, TB (high-sticking), 5:43. Second Period None. PenaltiesWe ber, Buf (delay of game), 17:51. Third Period, LIGHTNING, Palat 7 (Johnson, Kucherov), 9:52. 2, Bualo, Girgensons 8 (Myers, Gorges), 16:06. PenaltiesGionta, Buf (hooking), 4:35. OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone. ShootoutLIGHTNING 0 (Palat NG, Calla han NG), Bualo 2 (Hodgson G, Ennis G). Shots on GoalLIGHTNING 2-16-7-2 27. Bualo 7-4-8-3. Power-play opportunitiesLIGHTNING 0 of 2; Bualo 0 of 2. GoaliesLIGHTNING, Nabokov 2-3-1 (22 shots-21 saves). Bualo, Enroth 6-91 (27-26). A 17,772 (19,070). T 2:33. Referees Francis Charron, Brad Watson. Linesmen Brian Murphy, Trent Knorr.BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBuffalo wins shootout for third victory in a row SABRES AT LIGHTNINGWHO: Buffalo (9-14-2) at Tampa Bay (17-6-3) WHEN: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Amalie Arena, Tampa TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AM DETROIT Sean Bergenheim and the Florida Panthers ended Detroits four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. Bergenheim gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead midway through the second period when he shot into an open net after a giveaway deep in the Red Wings zone. Jimmy Hayes, Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad added goals for Florida, which has won three of its last four. Roberto Luongo made 38 saves for the Panthers.PANTHERS 4, RED WINGS 3Florida 1 1 2 4 Detroit 1 0 2 3 First Period1, Detroit, Tatar 10 (Datsyuk, Weiss), 6:47 (pp). 2, Florida, Hayes 6 (Tro check, Kulikov), 15:11. Second Period, Florida, Bergenheim 4 (Jokinen, Boyes), 12:21. Third Period, Florida, Trocheck 2 (Hayes), :27. 5, Florida, Ekblad 4 (Huberdeau, Trocheck), 8:00. 6, Detroit, Datsyuk 10 (Jurco, Kindl), 9:32. 7, Detroit, Nyquist 12 (Franzen, Zetterberg), 19:01. Shots on GoalFlorida 14-7-10. Detroit 13-11-17. GoaliesFlorida, Luongo. Detroit, Howard. A 20,027 (20,027). T 2:32.Maple Leafs 5, Stars 3: In Toronto, Joffrey Lupul scored twice, Phil Kessel ended a five-game goal drought and the Toronto Maple Leafs kept rolling by beating the Dallas Penguins 1, Devils 0: In Pittsburgh, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his NHL-leading fifth shutout for the Penguins. Islanders 3, Senators 2, OT: In Uniondale, N.Y., Thomas Hickey scored 3:06 into overtime as New York started December as it ended November, with a victory. Hurricanes 2, Predators 1: In Raleigh, N.C., Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lead Carolina, snapping Nashvilles four-game winning streak. Canucks 4, Capitals 3: In Washington, Daniel Sedin scored two of three power-play goals and assisted on the other for Vancouver. Around the league: Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, 86, was placed in intensive care at a Lubbock, Texas, hospital after suffering what his family called a major stroke. BLUE JACKETS AT PANTHERSWHO: Columbus (7-15-2) at Florida (10-7-6) WHEN: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: No local affiliate NHL ROUNDUPPanthers put Detroits winning streak on iceBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Late 3 knocks down OrangeANN ARBOR, Mich. Spike Albrecht rattled in a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining to put Michigan ahead, and the 17th-ranked Wolverines held on to beat Syracuse 68-65 on Tuesday night. Albrechts shot broke a 63-63 tie after Syracuse (5-2) had rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit. Michigan led 66-65 after Michael Gbinije scored inside for the Orange, and Derrick Walton missed the front end of a one-and-one for the Wolverines (6-1). But Syracuse freshman Chris McCullough threw the ball out of bounds with 15 seconds remaining. No. 6 Texas 63, TexasArlington 53: In Austin, freshman Myles Turner scored 18 points to carry Texas in a lethargic tuneup before the Longhorns (7-0) head to Kentucky to play the No. 1 Wildcats on Friday. No. 20 Iowa State 96, Lamar 59: In Ames, Iowa, Matt Thomas scored 14 points, Georges Niang added 13 and Iowa State (4-1) pounded Lamar (2-5). FIU 59, Kennesaw St. 38: In Miami, Dennis Mavin and reserve Daviyon Draper scored 16 points apiece to lead Florida International (5-3) to a win over Kennesaw State (3-5). COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUPBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAWKS AT HEATWHO: Atlanta (10-6) at Miami (9-8) WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami TV: Sun Sports RADIO: No local affiliate TICKETS: Ticketmaster.comMAGIC AT CLIPPERSWHO: Orlando (7-12)* at Los Angeles (12-5) WHEN: Today, 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Staples Center, Los Angeles TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: No local affiliate Tuesdays late game not includedPelicans spoil Durants returnBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW ORLEANS Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant returned from a foot injury and scored 27 points in his season debut for Oklahoma City, but Tyreke Evans and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Thunder 112-104 on Tuesday night. Durant played nearly 30 minutes, looking healthy whether he was throwing down a driving, two-handed dunk or snapping off one of his three 3-pointers. Cavaliers 111, Bucks 108: In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and LeBron James added 26 with 10 assists aas the Cavaliers won their fourth in a row. Hawks 109, Celtics 105: In Atlanta, Kyle Korver scored 24 points, including 6 for 7 shots from 3-point range, and the Hawks rallied to beat Boston. Nets 98, Knicks 93: In New York, Brook Lopez scored 23 points, Joe Johnson added 22 for Brooklyn. Lakers 106, Pistons 96: In Auburn Hills, Mich., Kobe Bryant scored all 12 of his points in a row during a run that helped Los Angeles past Detroit. Mavericks 132, Bulls 129, 2OT: In Chicago, Monta Ellis his a 3-pointer with 39 seconds remaining in the second overtime to help Dallas beat the Bulls. NBA ROUNDUP Aw,aarPA BAS 1 '


The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 SP Page 5 Sports on TVGOLF3 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Nedbank Chal lenge, rst round, at Sun City, South AfricaMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL7:15 p.m. ESPN2 Michigan St. at Notre Dame ESPNU Virginia Tech at Penn St. 7:30 p.m. ESPN Iowa at North Carolina 8 p.m. FSN North Texas at Oklahoma St. 9:15 p.m. ESPN2 Virginia at Maryland ESPNU Georgia Tech at Northwestern 9:30 p.m. ESPN Duke at Wisconsin 11:15 p.m. ESPN2 Wichita St. at UtahNBA7:30 p.m. SUN Atlanta at Miami 10:30 p.m. FSFL Orlando at L.A. ClippersNHL8 p.m. NBCSN St. Louis at ChicagoSOCCER2:40 p.m. NBCSN Premier League, Tottenham at ChelseaWOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL8 p.m. FS1 Seton Hall at CreightonGlantz-Culver LineNCAA FOOTBALLTomorrowFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at E. Carolina 5 6 (55) UCFFriday Conference Championships Mid-American At DetroitN. Illinois 6 6 (59) Bowl.GreenPac-12 At Santa Clara, Calif.Oregon 13 13 (72) ArizonaSaturdayat UConn 11 11 (45) SMU at TCU 32 33 (66) Iowa St. Temple 3 3 (42) at Tulane at Cincinnati 6 6 (54) Houston at Baylor OFF OFF (OFF) Kan. St. at Oklahoma 20 20 (59) Okla. St.Conference Championships Conference USAat Marshall 14 12 (69) La. TechSoutheastern At AtlantaAlabama 14 14 (49) MissouriAtlantic Coast At Charlotte, N.C.Florida St. 4 3 (58) Ga. TechBig Ten At IndianapolisWisconsin 4 4 (54) Ohio St.Mountain Westat Boise St. 19 20 (67) Fresno St.O Key Baylor QB questionableNFLTomorrowFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG Dallas 3 3 (51) at ChicagoSundayat Miami 3 3 (45) Baltimore at Cincinnati 3 3 (47) Pittsburgh Indianapolis 3 3 (50) at Cleveland Houston 3 5 (42) at Jacksonvilleat Tennessee Pk Pk (45) N.Y. Giantsat New Orleans 9 9 (49) Carolina at Detroit 9 9 (41) Tampa Bay St. Louis 1 2 (44) at Washington at Minnesota 4 6 (40) N.Y. Jets at Denver 9 10 (48) Bualo at Arizona 1 1 (40) Kansas City San Francisco 7 8 (41) at Oakland at Philadelphia 1 1 (49) Seattle New England 3 3 (51) at San DiegoMondayat Green Bay 11 12 (56) AtlantaNCAA BASKETBALLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at Saint Josephs 1 Temple at Davidson 3 Charlotte at St. Bonaventure 4 Bualoat Richmond 9 William & Maryat FAU 3 East Carolina Dayton 9 at Miami (Ohio) Old Dominion 2 at George Mason at Cleveland St. 1 T oledo Butler 7 at Indiana St. at Harvard 9 Northeastern at W. Kentucky 3 Bowling Green at Notre Dame 1 Michigan St. at Penn St. 8 Virginia Tech at North Carolina 8 Iowa at Loyola of Chicago 7 Tulane at Oklahoma St. 19 North Texas at Tulsa 2 Creighton at Arizona St. 5 UNLV Villanova 8 at La Salle at Colorado St. 7 UTEP at Texas Tech 7 Auburn Virginia 4 at Maryland at Northwestern 1 Georgia Tech at Wisconsin 3 Duke at UC Davis 8 San Jose St. at Colorado 10 San Francisco at Southern Cal 6 Loyola Mary. at Long Beach St. 10 Nevada UC Irvine 7 at Fresno St. at Utah 2 Wichita St. at UCLA 17 Cal St.-Fullerton at Southern Miss. 5 N. Dakota St. at E. Kentucky Pk Valparaiso at ETSU 8 W. Carolina at St. Peters 1 Canisius S. Illinois 2 at SIU-Edwardsville at E. Illinois 3 Ball St. at N. Arizona 6 UTSA at Washington St. 10 Idaho at California 16 Montana at Portland 11 Portland St.NBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Chicago 5 (192) at Charlotte at Washington 9 (209) L.A. Lakers at Boston 4 (208) Detroit San Antonio 6 (196) at Brooklyn at Miami 4 (201) Atlanta Dallas 5 (205) at Milwaukee Memphis 3 (190) at Houston at Minnesota 5 (210) Philadelphia Toronto 6 (202) at Utah at L.A. Clippers 15 (207) OrlandoNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Minnesota -130 Montreal +110 at Chicago -140 St. Louis +120 at Winnipeg -175 Edmonton +155 at Anaheim -200 Philadelphia +170Pro footballNFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 3 0 .750 378 253 DOLPHINS 7 5 0 .583 301 232 Bualo 7 5 0 .583 264 217 N.Y. Jets 2 10 0 .167 190 319 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 382 283 Houston 6 6 0 .500 287 247 Tennessee 2 10 0 .167 213 338 JAGUARS 2 10 0 .167 186 329 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 8 3 1 .708 260 247 Baltimore 7 5 0 .583 328 242 Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 320 298 Cleveland 7 5 0 .583 252 245 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 9 3 0 .750 361 276 San Diego 8 4 0 .667 279 249 Kansas City 7 5 0 .583 277 224 Oakland 1 11 0 .083 176 337 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 3 0 .750 375 285 Dallas 8 4 0 .667 302 273 N.Y. Gian ts 3 9 0 .250 257 319 Washington 3 9 0 .250 244 322 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 5 7 0 .417 291 299 New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 323 318 Carolina 3 8 1 .292 228 331 BUCS 2 10 0 .167 220 314 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 9 3 0 .750 380 267 Detroit 8 4 0 .667 231 207 Chicago 5 7 0 .417 253 337 Minnesota 5 7 0 .417 233 257 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 9 3 0 .750 258 224 Seattle 8 4 0 .667 298 221 San Francisco 7 5 0 .583 231 244 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 261 285 Mondays result DOLPHINS 16, N.Y. Jets 13 Thursdays game Dallas at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sundays game N.Y. Giants at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 1 p.m. Baltimore at DOLPHINS, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cleveland, 1 p.m. BUCS at Detroit, 1 p.m. Houston at JAGUARS, 1 p.m. Bualo at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Seattle at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. New England at San Diego, 8:30 p.m. Mondays game Atlanta at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. MONDAYS LATE SUMMARYDOLPHINS 16, JETS 13Miami 0 3 3 10 16 N.Y. Jets 7 3 3 0 13 First Quarter NYJ Salas 20 run (Folk kick), 7:45. Second Quarter NYJ FG Folk 40, 12:01. MiaFG Sturgis 43, :00. Third Quarter MiaFG Sturgis 44, 10:56. NYJ FG Folk 45, 7:17. Fourth Quarter MiaMiller 4 run (Sturgis kick), 10:24. MiaFG Sturgis 26, 1:57. A 78,160. Mia NYJ First downs 16 18 Total Net Yards 291 326 Rushes-yards 18-74 49-277 Passing 217 49 Punt Returns 0-0 3-14 Kicko Returns 3-52 2-33 Interceptions Ret. 1-(-4) 1-25 Comp-Att-Int 25-35-1 7-13-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18 2-16 Punts 4-54.0 4-27.3 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-20 7-57 Time of Possession 27:25 32:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHINGMiami, Miller 13-56, Tannehill 4-13, Dan.Thomas 1-5. N.Y. Jets, C.Johnson 17-105, Ivory 16-62, Kerley 2-38, Harvin 6-27, Salas 1-20, Smith 4-19, B.Powell 2-4, Conner 1-2. PASSINGMiami, Tannehill 25-35-1-235. N.Y. Jets, Smith 7-13-1-65. RECEIVINGMiami, Landry 8-68, M.Wal lace 6-69, Sims 4-58, Gibson 2-17, Miller 2-11, Hartline 1-9, Dan.Thomas 1-3, Hoskins 1-0. N.Y. Jets, B.Powell 2-19, Decker 2-18, Sudfeld 1-20, Harvin 1-6, Kerley 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALSMiami, Sturgis 43 (WL). N.Y. Jets, Folk 48 (WL), 45 (WL).TransactionsBASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOX Announced that the club will not tender a 2015 contract to INF Juan Francisco. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Named Garvin Alston minor league pitching coor dinator; Greg Sparks minor league hitting coordinator; Juan Navarrette minor league defensive, base running and bunting coor dinator; Craig Leerts minor league rehab pitching coordinator; Aaron Nieckula mi nor league eld coordinator and manager of Vermont (NY-Penn); Don Schulze pitch ing coach and Webster Garrison hitting coach for Nashville (PCL); Ryan Christen son manager John Wasdin pitching coach and Eric Martins hitting coach for Midland (Texas); Rick Magnante manager and Rick Rodriguez pitching coach for Stockton (Cal); Fran Riordan manager and Steve Connelly pitching coach for Beloit (MWL); Carlos Chavez pitching coach at Vermont; and Ariel Prieto pitching coach for the As (Arizona). National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS Announced a four-year player development contract extension with Wisconsin (MWL) through the 2020 season. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Named Chris Correa director of scouting.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBA Fined Denver G Arron Aalo $15,000 for making excessive contact above the shoulders with Utah G Alec Burks during a Dec. 1 game. HOUSTON ROCKETS Recalled C Clint Capela from Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLS Signed WR Eric Thomas to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS Waived CB Antoine Cason and LB Jason Williams. Signed CB Carrington Byndom and LB Horace Miller from the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed OT Eric Winston. Waived OT Jamon Meredith. Waived LB J.K. Schaer from the reserve/ injured list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Signed TE Richard Gordon. Waived TE Phillip Super naw. TENNESSEE TITANS Signed OT Ter ren Jones from Baltimores practice squad. Placed WR Justin Hunter on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHL Fined the Los Angeles Kings $100,000 for violating the terms of Slava Voynovs suspension. BUFFALO SABRES Activated D Josh Gorges o the injured reserve list. Placed F Cody McCormick on injured reserve. Re called F Tim Schaller from Rochester (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES Signed G Martin Brodeur to a one-year contract.SOCCERMajor League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW Re-signed MFs Bernardo Anor and Justin Meram. FC DALLAS Re-signed G Chris Seitz. Exercised the 2015 contract options of F Tesho Akindele, F Fabian Castillo, G Jes se Gonzalez, D Moises Hernandez, MF Ryan Hollingshead, D Stephen Keel, G Dan Kennedy, D-MF Michel, F Blas Perez, MF Brian Span and MF Victor Ulloa. De clined the 2015 contracts options for D Jair Benitez, D Walter Cabrera, F Andres Escobar, G Raul Fernandez, D George John, MF Peter Luccin, MF Adam Moat, MF Hendry Thomas, F Jonathan Top and D Nick Walker. NEW YORK CITY FC Named Rodrigo Marion youth technical coordinator and Oscar Pitillas physical training coach.COLLEGECLEMSON Promoted receivers coach Je Scott and running backs coach Tony El liott co-oensive coordinators. MICHIGAN Fired football coach Brady Hoke. SAMFORD Announced the resignation of football coach Pat Sullivan. UAB Announced it is eliminating the football program.Pro hockeyNHLMondays results LIGHTNING 6, N.Y. Rangers 3 Columbus 2, PANTHERS 1 Montreal 4, Colorado 3 Arizona 5, Edmonton 2 Anaheim 3, Boston 2 Tuesdays results Bualo 2, LIGHTNING 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Ottawa 2, OT Pittsburgh 1, New Jersey 0 Vancouver 4, Washington 3 Carolina 2, Nashville 1 Toronto 5, Dallas 3 PANTHERS 4, Detroit 3 Arizona at Calgary, late Philadelphia at San Jose, late Boston at Los Angeles, late Todays games Montreal at Minnesota, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Winnipeg, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays games Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Bualo at LIGHTNING, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at PANTHERS, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 9 p.m. Boston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. ECHL Mondays result Utah 4, Idaho 3, OT Tuesdays results Allen at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Quad City at Missouri, 8:05 p.m. Todays games Florida at Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Evansville at Indy, 7:05 p.m. Utah at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Tulsa at Allen, 8:05 p.m. Bakerseld at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.SoccerMLS CUP Sunday: New England at LA Galaxy, 3 p.m. College basketballTUESDAYS MENS SCORESSOUTHBelmont 63, Middle Tennessee 59 Coastal Carolina 66, SC State 52 Coll. of Charleston 59, The Citadel 55 FIU 59, Kennesaw St. 38 Georgia 86, Chattanooga 55 Hampton 62, Tennessee St. 54 James Madison 63, Campbell 61 LSU 82, UMass 60 Louisiana Tech 99, Northwestern St. 88 Md.-Eastern Shore 65, UMBC 52 Mercer 62, St. Andrews 33 Minnesota 84, Wake Forest 69 NC Central 101, Johnson & Wales (NC) 38 South Alabama 71, Spring Hill 54 Stephen F. Austin 64, Memphis 52 Troy 72, Alcorn St. 51 UCF 61, Georgia Southern 59EASTDuquesne 81, Howard 63 Hofstra 88, Norfolk St. 74 Loyola (Md.) 64, Columbia 62 Maine 82, Wagner 81, OT Seton Hall 78, Mount St. Marys 55 St. Johns 70, Niagara 57 Youngstown St. 89, Robert Morris 81MIDWESTAkron 81, Ark.-Pine Blu 60 Bradley 84, Cent. Michigan 73 Cincinnati 78, Stony Brook 52 Evansville 86, Wright St. 78 Grand Canyon 66, Ill.-Chicago 61 Indiana 81, Pittsburgh 69 Iowa St. 96, Lamar 59 Kansas St. 84, Nebraska-Omaha 66 Michigan 68, Syracuse 65 Missouri 65, SE Missouri 61 Saint Louis 80, Rockhurst 48 VCU 66, Illinois St. 62SOUTHWESTTexas 63, Texas-Arlington 5WESTArizona 91, Gardner-Webb 65 Gonzaga 76, SE Louisiana 57 TUESDAYS WOMENS SCORESSOUTHAlabama 74, SC-Upstate 65 Auburn 79, Marquette 53 Belmont 80, Lipscomb 60 Cent. Arkansas 62, Alcorn St. 36 Georgia 49, Coppin St. 29 Memphis 65, Austin Peay 60 Mississippi St. 109, N. Dakota St. 58 Presbyterian 55, Gardner-Webb 50 UCF 60, North Florida 56 VCU 59, UNC Wilmington 53 Winthrop 61, Campbell 59EASTHofstra 65, Albany (NY) 55 Lafayette 60, Penn 57 Navy 55, Towson 51 Rider 59, LIU Brooklyn 56 St. Bonaventure 65, Colgate 49MIDWESTDetroit 81, IPFW 74, OT E. Michigan 71, Cleveland St. 68 Milwaukee 72, UMKC 60SOUTHWESTOklahoma St. 90, Ark.-Pine Blu 45 UTEP 84, E. New Mexico 49 UTSA 63, Texas-Arlington 55WESTNo scores reported.Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 13 4 .765 Brooklyn 7 9 .438 5 Boston 4 11 .267 8 New York 4 15 .211 10 Philadelphia 0 17 .000 13 Southeast W L Pct GB Washington 11 5 .688 Atlanta 10 6 .625 1 Miami 9 8 .529 2 Orlando 7 12 .368 5 Charlotte 4 14 .222 8 Central W L Pct GB Chicago 11 7 .611 Cleveland 9 7 .563 1 Milwaukee 10 9 .526 1 Indiana 7 10 .412 3 Detroit 3 15 .167 8 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Memphis 15 2 .882 Houston 13 4 .765 2 San Antonio 13 4 .765 2 Dallas 14 5 .737 2 New Orleans 8 8 .500 6 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 13 4 .765 Denver 9 8 .529 4 Oklahoma City 5 13 .278 8 Utah 5 13 .278 8 Minnesota 4 12 .250 8 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 14 2 .875 L.A. Clippers 12 5 .706 2 Phoenix 10 8 .556 5 Sacramento 9 8 .529 5 L.A. Lakers 5 13 .278 10 M onda ys results San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 103 Washington 107, Miami 86 Denver 103, Utah 101 L.A. Clippers 127, Minnesota 101 Tuesdays results Cleveland 111, Milwaukee 108 Atlanta 109, Boston 105 L.A. Lakers 106, Detroit 96 Brooklyn 98, New York 93 New Orleans 112, Oklahoma City 104 Dallas 132, Chicago 129, 2OT Indiana at Phoenix, late Portland at Denver, late Toronto at Sacramento, late Orlando at Golden State, late Todays games L.A. Lakers at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. | SCOREBOARD MLB NOTEOOKTampa Bay offers contracts to Cobb, 5 othersST. PETERSBURG The Tampa Bay Rays offered contracts for next season to all six of their arbitration-eligible players, including pitchers Alex Cobb, Jake McGee and Drew Smyly. The team also made the offers before Tuesdays deadline to inelder Logan Forsythe and outelders Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce. Cobb was 10-9 with 2.87 ERA in 23 starts this year, and McGee was 5-2 with 1.89 ERA in 73 relief appearances. Smyly was 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA in ve starts and two relief appearances after he was obtained from Detroit in the David Price trade. Jennings batted .244 with 10 homers and 36 RBIS last season. Joyce hit .254 with nine homers and 52 RBIs, while Forsythe batted .223 with six homers and 26 RBIs. Marlins make offers to Fernandez, Yelich, Hechavarria: The Miami Marlins made multi-year contract offers to pitcher Jose Fernandez, outfielder Christian Yelich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, but none had accepted the offers as of Monday night, according to sources. The offer to Fernandez, as first reported by, was for six years at just under $40 million, with club options for seventh and eighth seasons. But the Marlins arent especially optimistic because they are aware that agent Scott Boras typically doesnt like to do deals of this nature, preferring instead to take his players into free agency. Fernandez, who is expected to return this summer from Tommy John surgery, would not be eligible for free agency until after 2018. The Marlins have offered Yelich contracts for six, seven and eight years, according to a source. But the sides arent close on money. Braves let Medlen, Beachy go: Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are becoming free agents following decisions by the Atlanta Braves not to offer 2015 contracts to the right-handers, both recovering from their second Tommy John surgeries. The Braves also did not offer a contract to right-hander Gus Schlosser. Once considered rising stars in the rotation, Medlen and Beachy did not pitch in 2014 after they had ligament-replacement surgeries during spring training. Source: Hunter returns to Twins: Torii Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Around the league: The Seattle Mariners officially announced a seven-year contract with third baseman Kyle Seager. The Mariners announced the deal Tuesday after the sides reached agreement on the $100 million contract last week. ... The Baltimore Orioles tendered contracts to each of their 11 arbitration-eligible players, including first baseman Chris Davis and Steve Pearce. ... The Chicago White Sox declined to tender contracts for next season to right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll and left-hander Scott Snodgress. ... The St. Cardinals added more bullpen help, agreeing to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Matt Belisle. ... Esmil Rogers and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $1.48 million, one-year contract.FROM WIRE REPORTS | QUICK HITSMLB UMPIRE COMES OUT AS GAYMajor League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay, the latest such disclosure in sports. The 55-year-old told the website Outsports. com he married Michael Rausch in November 2013 and that MLB and the other umpires were aware of his sexuality. Scott has been a member of the big league staff since 1986 and is a crew chief. He worked the World Series in 1998, 2001 and 2004. Scott said he made a deliberate decision to go public in a low-key manner without some banner headline. Thats not how I operate, he was quoted as saying by Outsports. Its not a shock to MLB management because theyre well aware of my situation and its not a shock to the umpire staff. If it would have been, I dont think I would have done it.SAILINGBermuda to host 2017 Americas Cup: The Americas Cup is going offshore, to a British territory that sits at the northern tip of the Bermuda Triangle. In a shake-up to the tradition of the oldest trophy in international sports, organizers announced that Bermuda beat San Diego for the right to host the next Americas Cup in June 2017. The decision was made two weeks ago by software billionaire Larry Ellison, who owns two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA, after consulting with Russell Coutts, a New Zealander who is the de facto Americas Cup czar. This will be the first time a U.S. defender holds the Americas Cup outside the United States. It also will be the first time in the regattas 163-year history that a defender sails the races in foreign waters by choice rather than necessity. ... The crew of a boat competing in the Volvo Ocean Race that ran aground on a reef in the Indian Ocean is on its way to Mauritius after a two-day wait. Team Vestas Wind was traveling at 19 knots when it slammed into the reef on the St Brandon archipelago on Saturday. The crew abandoned it in the early hours of the following morning. Crew members were then picked up by a coastguard boat from the nearby Ile du Sud, a near-deserted islet. They boarded a fishing vessel and were due to arrive in Mauritius today.SOCCERCoach Olsen, midfielder Wallace win MLS awards: D.C. Uniteds Ben Olsen was voted Major League Soccers Coach of the Year and Portland midfielder Rodney Wallace was selected Comeback Player of the Year. D.C. United was an MLS-worst 3-24-7 in 2013, then rebounded to go 17-9-8 and top the Eastern Conference in the leagues biggest one-year turnaround. Wallace needed surgery after tearing a knee ligament and breaking a bone during a Western Conference finals playoff game in November 2013. He returned to play on June 27 and scored five goals in 17 appearances. ... MLS Commissioner Don Garber said the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually. Garber attributed losses to player acquisitions, stadiums and spending on league infrastruc ture. The update about the leagues finances came with the MLS and its players union beginning negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. ... A study on Major League Soccers hiring practices shows a decline in overall gender diversity but says the league maintains high marks for racial and gender diversity inside its central office.SKIINGVonn solid on training run: Lindsey Vonn held back a little bit in her first World Cup downhill training run in nearly a year, not wanting to push her surgically repaired right knee just yet. The four-time overall World Cup champion showed flashes of her usual speed in Lake Louise, Alberta. She picked up velocity midway through the course and finished in 1 minute, 54.41 seconds, which was 1.82 seconds behind Norways Lotte Smiseth Sejersted. Vonn is returning to competition after missing a year due to another torn ACL that caused her to sit out the Sochi Olympics.TENNISAustralian Open tweaks Extreme Heat policy: Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the last tournament. Tournament direct Craig Tiley said the decision on implementing the policy will take into account the weather forecast once the tempera ture exceeds 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) and the Wet Bulb Global Temperature a measure ment that accounts for humidity, wind direction and the temperature exceeds a reading of 32.5. We believe this update will clarify and streamline the communications process for both players and support staff, Tiley said. 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Page 6 SP The Sun /Wednesday, December 3, 2014 GAINESVILLE Florida has targeted Colorado States Jim McElwain to ll its coaching vacancy. Reporters followed Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley from the Fort Collins, Colo., airport Tuesday to McElwains home. A person familiar with the coaching search said Foley ew to Colorado to meet with McElwain and was expected to offer the Gators job to the former Alabama offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Florida has not announced details of the coaching search. Foley red Will Muschamp on Nov. 16, a day after the teams sixth home loss in eight games. Muschamp agreed to stick around for the nal two regular-season games and nished with a 28-21 record in four seasons. Foley detailed several requirements for Muschamps replacement, saying his next coach had to have high integrity, character and needed to be a t at Florida. The 52-year-old McElwain was born in Montana and spent much of his coaching career out west. He also has NFL experience, Southeastern Conference ties and a record of success on offense. McElwain is nishing his third season at Colorado State. He led the Rams to a 10-2 record and was named the Mountain West Conferences coach of the year on Tuesday. His offense ranks 13th nationally, averaging 498 yards a game. Foley said offensive success was paramount for Floridas next coach after four years of offensive futility. The Gators nished 105th, 103rd, 113th and 90th in total offense under Muschamp. McElwain took over a program that went 3-9 for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), but has undergone a turnaround. The Rams went 4-8 in 2012 and 8-6 last year before this seasons breakthrough, including wins against Colorado and Boston College COACHING CAROUSEL SCHOOL OUT (RECORD) BOTTOM LINE Florida Will Muschamp (28-21) 17-15 in the SEC and 2-6 vs. Georgia and Florida St. was not enough. Kansas Charlie Weis (6-22) 1-18 record in the Big 12 after replacing Turner Gill in 2012. Clint Bowen (1-7) Replaced Weis four games into this season on an interim basis. Michigan Brady Hoke (31-20) Won Sugar Bowl with Rich Rodriguezs holdovers; 18-14 in the Big Ten. Nebraska Bo Pelini (67-27) As a ranked team, lost seven games by 17 or more points since 2011.Gators meet with Colorado St. coachBy MARK LONGASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FloridaAP PHOTOColorado State coach Jim McElwain reacts after his team gave up a touchdown to Air Force on Nov. 28. The Rams lost to the Falcons. AP PHOTOTrevone Boykin, holding o Paul Boyette Jr. of Texas during a game on Thursday, has TCU on the brink of strong-arming its way into the College Football PLayo. TCU moved up to No. 3 in the nal College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national seminals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, still in position to reach the playoff if they can win Saturdays Atlantic Coast Conference title game against No. 11 Georgia Tech. Alabama is No. 1 and Oregon is second for the third consecutive week. The Crimson Tide plays 16th-ranked Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship, and Oregon faces Arizona in the Pac-12 title game. The Wildcats ve-spot jump to seventh sets up a possible play-in game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday night. The Wildcats already have beaten Oregon in Eugene and could make another big jump by doing so again. TCU nishes its regular season at home Saturday against Iowa State, which is winless in the Big 12. It would seem the top four would be fairly well set as long as each wins this weekend, but committee chairman Jeff Long, the athletic director at Arkansas, said it would be premature to project out because the committee doesnt. Were waiting for teams to complete their body of work, he said. Ohio State, which lost its Heisman Trophycontending quarterback J.T. Barrett to a broken ankle last week, is fth. Long said the committee did not factor in Barretts injury this week but will when the nal rankings come out Sunday. The Buckeyes face Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game.Leap Frogs COLLEGE FOOTBALL: TCUTCU jumps FSU in playoff rankingsBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PLAYOFF TOP 10 The top 10 teams in Tuesdays College Football Playoff rankings. The top four in the final rankings will make the playoff field: 1. Alabama 11-1 2. Oregon 11-1 3. TCU 10-1 4. Florida St. 12-0 5. Ohio St. 11-1 6. Baylor 10-1 7. Arizona 10-2 8. Michigan St. 10-2 9. Kansas St. 9-2 10. Mississippi St. 10-2 AP PHOTOJameis Winston, right, and his attorney David Cornwell arrive at Florida States Materials Research building for his student conduct code hearing on Tuesday. It resumes today.TALLAHASSEE Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her spent nearly ve hours in separate rooms at a closed-door hearing recounting what happened nearly two years ago. The university hearing adjourned apparently with no resolution and is scheduled to resume today. Florida State held the hearing in a campus building to determine whether Winston violated the schools student code of conduct. More witnesses are expected to testify about what happened in December 2012. Winston look somberfaced as he left the hear ing and did not answer reporters questions as he left. Attorney David Cornwell, adviser to the Winston family and who is representing the QB at the proceeding, said the hearing went basically as we expected. The hearing before a former Florida Supreme Court chief justice is closed to the public and media. It is to determine whether Winston violated any or all of four sections of the code of conduct two for sexual misconduct and two for endanger ment. It is not like a normal criminal proceeding since attorneys for Winston and the former student are not allowed to question witnesses or make statements. UAB will shut down program: Alabama-Birmingham is shutting down its football program after one of the Blazers stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades. The university announced the decision minutes after President Ray Watts met with the Blazers players and coaches, while several hundred UAB students and fans gathered outside for the third straight day in efforts to support the program. UAB made the decision after a campus-wide study conducted by a consulting firm over the past year. When considering a model that best protects the financial future and prominence of the Athletic Department, football is simply not sustainable, Watts said in a statement released by the university. Georgia Techs Johnson named ACC coach of year: For the third time in his seven seasons, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was named ACC coach of the year. He is the only Tech coach to have won it more than once. Johnson has led the Yellow Jackets to the ACC championship game despite being picked to finish fifth in the division. At 10-2, Tech has earned the schools fourth 10-win season since 1956, but his second since his hire prior to the 2008 season. Around the nation: The NCAA said Georgia Southern cannot play in a bowl game this year, increasing the chance that Arkansas State will be invited to postseason play. Georgia Southern (9-3) won the Sun Belt with a 8-0 record, but it was its inaugural season in the FBS and therefore not bowl eligible. The school asked for a waiver on the rule. Mississippi and Hugh Freeze announced they reached an agreement on a new contract. Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork did not disclose terms, but said in November both sides were working on a deal that would pay about $4 million per year. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa were named Big Ten players of the year while Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett was selected freshman of the year. Minnesotas Jerry Kill was honored as coach of the year.Winstons hearing will resume todayBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOKUAB says it will shut down unsustainable program CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Pac-12WHO: No. 3 Oregon (11-1) vs. No. 8 Arizona (10-2) WHEN: Friday, 9 p.m. WHERE: Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif. TV: FOX RADIO: 99.3 FM, 1250 AMSECWHO: No. 1 Alabama (11-1) vs. No. 14 Missouri (10-2) WHEN: Saturday, 4 p.m. WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta TV: CBS RADIO: 99.3 FM, 620 AMACCWHO: No. 2 Florida St. (12-0) vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech (10-2) WHEN: Saturday, 8 p.m. WHERE: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. TV: ABC RADIO: 99.3 FM, 1250 AMBig TenWHO: No. 6 Ohio St. (11-1) vs. No. 11 Wisconsin (10-2) WHEN: Saturday, 8:17 p.m. WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV: FOX RADIO: 770 AM line that caused the entire offense to bog down ironic since Hokes arrival was supposed to mean a return to smash-mouth football after three years of Rodriguezs spread system. Who will be the next Michigan coach? Some possibilities and why they do or do not make sense: Les Miles, LSU: One of the most successful coaches in the country during his 10 years with the Tigers. He is 103-28 with a national championship and another title game appearance. The last two times the Michigan job was open, Miles came up as a possible candidate. The 61-year-old Miles, who makes over $4 million per season, he has spent 10 years being underappreciated at LSU. Maybe its time to go somewhere he would be embraced? Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers: The former Michigan quarterback turned Stanford into a power and immediately turned around a 49ers franchise that had been languishing. Signs suggest he is not coming back to college, even if his rocky time in San Francisco. Michigan has to at least make a pitch if it already hasnt. Dan Mullen, Mississippi St.: The Bulldogs put together a dream season and Mullen has built a program that should be successful going forward, but its not realistic to think hes about to rip off a string of double-digit win seasons in Starkville, where State has the smallest athletic budget in the SEC West. The 42-year-old Pennsylvania native has spent much of his coaching career in the Northeast and Midwest before going to Florida with Urban Meyer in 2005. He is 46-30 in six seasons at Mississippi State. Pat Narduzzi, Michigan St. defensive coordinator: If you cant beat em, hire em. Michigan entrusting its program to a first-time head coach doesnt seem likely. It happened with Lloyd Carr, but he was a longtime Michigan assistant. Still, the Spartans have owned the Wolverines in recent years and Narduzzi has been a big reason why. The 48-year-old Connecticut native will be a head coach at some point. Why not in Ann Arbor? Butch Jones, Tennessee coach: A Michigan native and former coach at Central Michigan and Cincinnati. He won big in both spots and now is in Year 2 of rebuilding Tennessee. He and his staff have been cleaning up in recruiting, and he got a team lacking experienced players bowl eligible against a tough schedule this season. 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CONNIE FRANCIS SHOWER OF STARS TRIBUTE, 7 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. KARAOKE, with DJ Rockin Ray, 8 p.m. Porkys Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114. KARAOKE, with Billy G., 6 p.m. 10:30 p.m. F. O. E. Eagles 3296, 23111 Harborview Rd., Port Charlotte 941-629-1645. KARAOKE, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Boomers Sports Bar & Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-743-4140. THE KITT MORAN TRIO, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. JDs Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. BIG DOGS LIVE TRIVIA CHALLENGE, 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Chubbyz Tavern, 4109 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte 941-613-0002. PUB RUN, 6 p.m. for runners/walkers, will end in downtown pub or restaurant, begins at The Foot Landing, 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112, Punta Gorda. 941-347-7751. KARAOKE WITH WAM AL & MARILYN, 6:30 p.m 9:30 p.m. Punta Gorda Elks, 25538 Shore Dr., Punta Gorda. 941-637-2606. 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DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Pericos Restaurant, 2401 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., Cape Coral. 239-829-0606. KENNY ROSE, (live music), 6 p.m. The New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050. ROBERT GARCIA, (live music), 5:30 p.m. Ricaltinis, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood. 941-828-1591. PAUL NAGEL, (variety), 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Villa Capri, 8501 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941697-1313. FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. W. Dearborn St., Englewood. BINGO, 7:15 p.m. Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotonda. 941-697-2710. TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 6:15 p.m. Englewood Moose 1933, 55 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-473-2670. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. Englewood Beach. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m.-close. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. KARAOKE BY RICH & BARB, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-0473. KARAOKE, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Bualo Wild Wings. 4301 Aiden Lane, North Port. 941-429-9722. KARAOKE, 6 p.m. Sons of Italy, 3725 Easy St., Port Charlotte. 941-764-9003. KARAOKE WITH DJ DON QUIEDO, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. INGROOV BIG BAND, (live music), 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. ROD STEWART A TRIBUTE STARRING RICK LARRIMORE WITH THE YOUNG TURKS ORCHESTRA, 7 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. JEREMY DAVIS NEW LUNGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 1 p.m. 9 p.m. live music and more. Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-255-9152. THE PATRICIA DEAN TRIO, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. JDs Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. MUSIC IN THE PARK, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Acoustical music at Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. JOE MACK SAX, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Jacks on Marion, 201 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. LEE JAMES, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Wyvern Hotel, 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941629-7700. TORCHED, (live music), 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100. SWEET TEAS, (live music), 9 p.m., Celtic Ray Irish Pub, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115. MUTTINI MINGLE, 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. live music by Michael Hirst at Salty Paws at Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. GULF COAST BANJO SOCIETY, (live music), 11 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Venice. FARMERS MARKET, 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 305 Wheeler Rd., Boca Grande. 941-875-5190. PATSY & MCJELLA, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Engle wood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. TOMMY C AND JUDY LOVE, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404. TOUCHTUNES KARAOKE, 9 p.m. The New Faull Inn, 2670 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-697-8050. JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-1355. BINGO, 5:15 p.m. Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. Englewood Beach. DON & SUZY AKERS, (live music), Rotonda Elks, 303 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda. 941-697-3376. GYPSY LANE, (live music), 9 p.m. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. KARAOKE, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. JEREMY DAVIS NEW LUNGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. live music and more. Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-255-9152. BINGO 11 a.m. Port Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 K enilw orth Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-627-4313 ext. 115. BINGO, 5:30 p.m. Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte 941-467-4447. KARAOKE WITH RON, 7 p.m. John Halls Goal Post, 3575 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-979-9933. KARAOKE, 9 p.m. Boomers Sports Bar & Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Nemos Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4794. KARAOKE, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Port Charlotte Elks, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte. THE DANNY SINOFF TRIO, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. JDs Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. CHEESE & KRACKERS, (live music), 5 p.m. 8 p.m. on the patio of The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. SOUND BYTE, (live music), 9 p.m. 1 a.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. CRUISIN EDDIE ON KEYBOARD WITH VOCALS, (live music), 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. In the Cafe at Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. PASSERINES, (live music), 8 p.m. Celtic Ray Irish Pub, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115. RUDOLPHS CHASE 5K/1-MILE RUN/ WALK, Register at 5:30 p.m., Eggnog joc (2to 5-year-old free) at 6:45 p.m., 5K Run/walk at 7 p.m. Laishley Park, Punta Gorda. www.carley PUNTA GORDA GARDEN CLUB HOLLY DAYS HOME TOUR, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Get tickets at First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-575-4653. AMERICAN MADE, (live music), 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100. ROBERT GARCIA, (live music), 7 p.m. Wyvern Hotel Rooftop, 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-7700. DENNY PEZZIN, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-639-7551. MICAHEL HIRST, (guitarist), 11 a.m. 2 p.m., Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. NORTH PORT WOODWIND QUINTENT, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Center stage at Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. KARAOKE WITH DJ JOHN, 9 p.m. midnight. Applebees Venice, 4329 Tamiami Trail, Venice. 941-497-7740. OPEN MIC/KARAOKE WITH POP CORN & IZZY, 7 p.m., The Oce Pub, 1195 U.S. 41 Bypass S., Venice. 941-445-5973. VALLERIE AND NEALE, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Venice. CHILI COOK-OFF FOR FISHN FOR HEROES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS INC, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., They have 3 bands: Smoked Mullet Band, Kenny Rose Band and American Made. They will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plaques and cash for the Chili Cook-O winners. 300 block of Dearborn St., Englewood. MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST, dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. featuring Tommy C and Judy Love and the Christmas Band at Englewood Elks, 401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-474-1404. 12TH ANNUAL WINTER FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 101 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-468-4876. PANCAKE BRUNCH, 7:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-474-5588. CRUIZIN ON DEARBORN, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. W. Dearborn St., Englewood. FIVE AND DIME BOYS, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Snooks Bayside Bar & Grill, 779 W. Wentworth St., Englewood. 941-475-3712. HOLIDAY TRAVEL PARK ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. arts, crafts, raes, lunch and more. Holiday Travel Park, 1475 Flamingo Dr., Englewood. 937-206-4366. TWICE AS NICE, (live music), 6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. Hawaiian Xmas Special at Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 3 The holiday season is in full gear this week! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are all rested up from holiday shopping because this week is lled with fun events you wont want to miss. There are holiday events taking place from Fort Myers to Sarasota, all through our region. This week, for example, we have the Poinsettia Festival and Holiday Lightning happening in North Port on Friday, Dec. 5. This is not to be confused with the traditional Poinsettia Parade. This year, North Port is doing the festival one weekend and the parade on the following weekend, Saturday, Dec. 13. This week is also the Venice Christmas Boat Parade, the 36th Annual Christmas Parade in Punta Gorda, and the annual Christmas Holiday Parade in Rotonda. An artistic weekend is planned for Englewood with not one but two craft fairs coming to town. Sarasota will also host the 5th annual Sarasota Craft Show at Robarts Arena and DeSoto rings in holidays with a parade, cards, and The Wall. Like I said, this section is jam-packed with events, so make sure you check them all out! Lets Go! have a good time. G ABRIELA M ENDOZA Lets Go! Editor Santa Claus returns to Venice Saturday night for the annual Venice Boat Parade of Lights. Chairs that lined Venice Avenue last week have been moved to choice spots along the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice. For this parade, many viewers bring picnic dinners to enjoy as they wait for the arrival of the rst boats. For those of us who watch from the walkway north and south of the Venice Avenue Bridge, the wait could be as much as an hour or more because the boats depart about 6 p.m. from the Albee Road bridge in Nokomis, before heading south in the Intracoastal toward the Venice Jetty and then east and south again, with a detour toward Venice Yacht Club and then nally back in the Intracoastal toward the Circus Bridge. There, the boats turn around and head back to the beginning or to home ports. Should it rain, the parade will occur on Sunday. Most years, there are at least 40 boats in the parade which dates to 1989. I have seen little dinghies pulled behind a larger boat, many cabin cruisers and some sizable sailboats. Hatchett Creek and Venice Avenue bridges are locked in the up position during the parade. Use the Circus Bridge to and from the island. Look for miles of lights draped on masts and rigging, holiday signs, singing passen gers, Santa Claus, elves, reindeer and plenty of gigantic holiday toys. Generators provide the power for lights and other electronic decorations which take days to install. As much as everyone loves the street parades, here in Florida, boat parades are especially popular. John Osmulski has chaired the parade committee for many years. Many of the boats in Saturdays parade will be in Sarasota, Punta Gorda and other boat parades during coming weeks. Like us on SunCoastLetsGoYour weekly guide to entertainment, travel and arts in Southwest Florida. Festivals, parades, craft fair and more K ImM C OOL Features Editor our region. This week, for example, we have the Another week and another parade on the water this time PresidentDavid Dunn-RankinPublisherCarol Moore 941-681-3031 cymoore@sun-herald.comEditor Gabriela Mendoza 941-681-3006 Lets Go! 120 W. 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4 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 OUT AND ABOUTVERMONTS EASY STREET, (Cajun), 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-828-1472. PAUL NAGEL, (variety), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Ricaltinis, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood. 941-828-1591. JIMMY JAY, (live music), 6 p.m.-9 p.m. La Stanza Restaurant, 285 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-1355. BINGO, 1 p.m. VFW, 550 N. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-474-7516. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. Englewood Beach. KARAOKE WITH WAM AL & MARILYN, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. American Legion Post #113, 3436 Indiana Rd., Rotonda. 941-697-3616. ROTONDA CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2 p.m. o Rotonda Blvd. through Rotonda Cir., Rotonda. GYPSY LANE, (live music), 9 p.m. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313. PAUL ROUSH, (trop rock), 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. DOOWOP DENNY, (oldies), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Saltwater Cafe, 1071 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. 941-488-3775. KARAOKE BY RICH & BARB, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-423-0473. ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY, dinner 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Music by Sons of Beaches, dance, Ugly Sweater Contest at American Legion Post 254, 6648 Taneytown St., North Port. 941-423-7311. ROBERT GARCIA, (live music), 1 p.m. Spanish Pointe, 135 Bayview Dr., Osprey. 941-966-5746. ROBERT GARCIA, (live music), 6 p.m. Bimini, 576 Blackburn Point Rd., Osprey. 941-966-4816. KITT MORAN, (jazz), 7 p.m.-10 p.m. J.D.s Bistro Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. MARY ANN CARROLL EXHIBIT, 12 p.m. 3 p.m. Meet Florida Highwaymen artisit Mary Ann Carroll at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-647-4303. CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE, 7 p.m. featuring Higher Ground Performing Arts at Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-3622. JEREMY DAVIS NEW LUNGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. live music and more. Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-255-9152. KARAOKE, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte. 941-467-4447. KARAOKE, 9 p.m. Boomers Sports Bar & Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-743-4140. KARAOKE WITH THE CONNECTION, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nemos Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte 941-625-4794. KARAOKE WITH DJ DON QUIEDO, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3055. EVELYN THOMAS AND HER JAZZ TRIO, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. JDs Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. LATIN DANCE NIGHT, 9 p.m. 2 a.m. Morales Cuban Restaurant, 3492 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-627-9355. PUNTA GORDA GARDEN CLUB HOLLY DAYS HOME TOUR, 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Get tickets at First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-575-4653. 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA, 5 p.m. 9 p.m. Charlotte Harbor Event Center, 75 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-637-7743. 36TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE, 12 p.m., starts at Charlotte High School on Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-627-2222. PUNTA GORDA FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.1 p.m. Taylor Street and W. Olympia Avenue, Punta Gorda. SOUTHWIND BLUEGRASS BAND, (live music), 1 p.m. 3 p.m. Historic Train Depot, 1009 Taylor Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-639-6774. THE KOLLECTIONS, (pop rock), 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Wyvern Hotel, 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-629-7700. CORVETTE & GM SHOW, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Palm Auto Mall, 1901 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. TRIVIA NIGHT, 8 p.m. Celtic Ray Irish Pub, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115. JOE MACK SAX, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Jacks on Marion, 201 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. BURNT STORE CHOIR AND HAND BELLS, 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Center stage at Fish ermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. 10,000 VIEWS, (live music), 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100. WHOLETONES, (live music), 9 p.m. Celtic Ray Irish Pub, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115. THE DOO WOP CREW, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m., Center stage in Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. KARAOKE WITH BRUCE SHELLY, American Legion NO-VEL Post 159, 1770 Venice E. Blvd., Venice. 941-485-4748. THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE, (live music), 7 p.m. 10 p.m. The Allegro Bistro, 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-484-1889. VENICE FARMERS MARKET, 8 a.m.noon. On Tampa Avenue, between Nokomis and Nassau avenues in Historic Downtown Venice. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Venice FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 5 p.m. 2 a.m., Venice Bowling Alley, 1100 U.S. 41 Bypass S., Venice. 941-240-2675. TRU KOUNTRY BAND, (country), 2 p.m. 5 p.m. Pericos Restaurant, 2401 Hancock Bridge Pkwy., Cape Coral N. Tamiami Trail, Cape Coral 239-829-0606. 12TH ANNUAL WINTER FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 101 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-468-4876. CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 3 p.m. featuring Fonda Davies, The Refuge Band, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-474-5588. KENNY ROSE AND THOMAS KEYS, (live music), 3 p.m. 6 p.m. Snooks Bayside Bar & Grill, 779 W. Wentworth St., Englewood. 941475-3712. KARAOKE WITH ANN AND SONNY, 4 p.m. 7 p.m. VFW, 550 N. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 5 ON THE COVER POINSETTIA FESTIVALFor more than a decade, the commu nity festival has been held following the Poinsettia Parade in North Port, but not this year. City sta has separated the event into two dierent days. The citys signature Poinsettia Parade will be held as usual on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. along North Port Boulevard. However, the festival is planned for a week earlier on a Friday night. The festival will be centered around the annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of North Port City Hall on Dec. 5. Students will perform on stage to kick o the tree lighting. Choirs from Imagine School at North Port, Lamarque, Atwater elementary schools will sing. Performances will be done by Dance with Janis, NEXXLevel students. There will be entertainment, a kids area, food and merchandise vendors, and visits with Santa. Be sure to check out the new gingerbread house display and competition in the lobby of City Hall. There will be a kids area with a carousel, Ferris wheel, trampoline and obstacle course. According to sta, by bringing the Poinsettia Festival to the City Hall campus, there will be more parking, an enhanced atmosphere with lighted front lawn, and access to additional resources for more activities and events at both North Port City Hall and the George Mullen Activity Center, 4790 City Hall Blvd. Traditionally, the Poinsettia Parade and Festival has brought thousands of residents together during the holiday season. However, as North Port continues to grow in population, the two events combined have outgrown the current location of North Port Boulevard and Dallas White Park. We hope the community will support this initiative and help us to make the Poinsettia Festival bigger and better than it ever has been, said General Services Director Robin Carmichael. Having this signature event in front of City Hall provides us much more room for fun, family activities. The city has also decided to redirect the parade route after 20 years. Instead of the parade beginning on Appomattox Boulevard, it will step o at Dallas White Park and end at Appomattox Boulevard. Residents can still line North Port Boulevard to watch the parade. The theme is A night of lights. So far the city has just over 25 oats. In the past, theres been about 60 participants, according to Carmichael. Nothing is planned at Dallas White Park after the parade. To participate in the 2014 Poinsettia Parade registration forms must be turned into the city by Dec. 4. The cost is $30 which is $5 more than last year for participants. Registration forms must be submitted to: City of North Port, c/o Parks & Recreation Poinsettia Parade, 6207 W. Price Blvd., North Port, along with the $30 registration fee. Old favorites such as the Shriners, local bands, civic groups and local business owners are expected to be in the parade. Alice White, the founder of People for Trees, is the Citizen of the Year and will be in the parade.Poinsettia Festival separate from holiday parade in North Port this seasonBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR SUN FILE PHOTOSFor more than a decade, the community festival has been held following the Poinsettia Parade in North Port, but not this year. City sta has separated the event into two dierent days. The Poinsettia Parade will be held on Dec. 13, while the festival is planned for Friday, Dec. 5. 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6 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 MOVIES SAX ON THE BEACH, (live music), 11 a.m. 2 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-828-1472. JOE MACK SAX, (live music), 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Ricaltinis, 1997 Kentucky Ave., Englewood 941-828-1591. GOTTA LUV IT BAND, (Motown), 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Flounders, 1975 Beach Rd., Englewood. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. Englewood Beach. FLORIDA HOT RODS & HOGS CAR AND BIKE SHOW, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. music by Maiden Cane and others, Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers. JR SOUTHERN, (variety), 2 p.m.5 p.m. Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. BOOK SIGNING, 2 p.m.5 p.m. Roy E. Ault, Jean Airey, Barbara Marvin and Kate Nixon at Nav-A-Gator, 9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 941-627-3474. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 12:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. TWO PIANO GROUP HOLIDAY CONCERT, 3 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. FARMERS MARKET, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-639-1887. GARDEN TOURS, 2 p.m. History Park, 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-639-1887. JEREMY DAVIS NEW LUNGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. live music and more. Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte. 941-255-9152. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Celtic Ray Irish Pub, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115. STEVE CHADBOURNE, (live music), 7 p.m. 11 p.m. Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100. PEARL HARBOR DAY CEREMONY, 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. GIOIOSO CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda. 941-205-9743. FORBIDDEN FRUIT FARMERS, (live music), 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Biker Bash at Tillys Tap, 3149 Duncan Rd. Hwy 17, Punta Gorda. 941505-0798. ALL THAT JAZZ QUARTET, (live music), 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Cassariano Italian Eatery, 313 W. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-0507. EXSULATE! CHORALE SINGS SONGS OF JOY, (live music), 3:30 p.m. Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice. 941-484-8491. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m. Venice TRIVIA, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. The End Zone, 2411 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. 941-473-ZONE. ROBERT GARCIA, (live music), 6 p.m. Beach Road Wine Bar, 1350 Beach Rd., Englewood. 941-474-6564. BOOK SIGNING, 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Roy E. Ault, Jean Airey, and Kate Nixon at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Englewood Beach. THE FLASHBACKS/SONNY & SABLE, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Rotonda American Legion 113, 3436 Indiana Rd., Rotonda. 941-697-3616. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM BY POCKET ROCKETS POKER LEAGUE, 6 p.m. close. Olde World Restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155. TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, Port Charlotte VFW Post 5690, 23204 Freedom Ave., Port Charlotte 941-467-4447. GREG ABATE QUARTET, (live music), 7 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. BINGO, 6 p.m. American Legion Post 110, 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941629-7446. FUN WITH MUSIC, 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-4175. KARAOKE, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Boomers Sports Bar & Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-743-4140. CHRISTMAS CAROLING BY THE GIRL SCOUTS OF GULFCOAST FLORIDA, 6 p.m. 7 p.m., Center stage in Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. featuring Venice Concert Band, Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave., Venice. 941-480-1704. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Venice. ESCAPE ENTERTAINMENT, (live music), 6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Englewood Eagles 3885, 250 Old Englewood Rd., Englewood. 941-474-9802. JOE FIORENTINO, (steel drum), 7 p.m. Howards Restaurant, 70 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. 941-473-0171. J.R. DAVIS AND THE BRIDGE, (live music), 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The Zydeco Grille, 8501 Placida Rd., Englewood. 941-828-1472. KARAOKE WITH WAM AL & MARILYN, 6 p.m. 9 p.m., Englewoods On Dearborn Restaurant & Bar, 362 West Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 5 p.m. 10 p.m. Bay City Grille, 115 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-240-2675. FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Bay Heights Park, 1000 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood. TRIVIA, 6 p.m. Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-475-7501. FREE YOGA AT ENGLEWOOD BEACH, 8:30 a.m. Englewood Beach. GRAND SLAM, (live music), 8 p.m. Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Immokalee, 506 S 1st St., Immokalee. 239-658-1313. MAURICE LOMONACO, (live music), dinner at 5 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Visani, 2400 Kings Hwy., Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191. VOCAL VIXENS DINNER SHOW, dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 941625-4175. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 6 p.m. Lake View Restaurant, 5605 S. McCall Road, Port Char lotte. 941-697-9200. OPEN MIC NIGHT, 8 p.m. 11 p.m. Nemos Sports Cafe at Bowland, 3192 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. FREE TEXAS HOLD EM POKER, 7 p.m. Porkys Roadhouse, 4300 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-2114. KARAOKE, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Boomers Sports Bar & Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-743-4140. BINGO, 11 a.m. Port Charlotte Elks Lodge 2153, 20225 Kenilworth Blvd., Port Charlotte 941-627-4313, ext. 115. SHAWN BROWN, (live music), 5 p.m. 9 p.m. The Portside Tavern, 3636 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-629-3050. THE DANNY SINOFF TRIO, (live music), 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. JDs Bistro and Grille, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-255-0994. REMEDY, (live music), 8:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m. Deans South of the Border, 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100. VINCE BROWN, (live music), 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Gatorz, 502 Kings St., Punta Gorda. FLETCHER MUSIC CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. CHRISTMAS CAROLING BY THE GIRL SCOUTS OF GULFCOAST FLORIDA, 6 p.m. 7 p.m., Center stage in Fishermens Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda. CHRIS BRETT, (live music), 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Snook Haven Restaurant, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice. 941-485-7221. ROYAL AIRES, (live music), 10 a.m. 12 p.m. South Venice Yacht Club, 4425 Yacht Club Dr., V enice. R OBERT GARCIA, (live music), 7 p.m. The Wave Grill, 425 U.S. Hwy. 41 Bypass, Venice. 941-308-7700. FREE YOGA AT VENICE BEACH PAVILION, 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Venice.OUT AND ABOUTFROM PAGE 4 MONDAY TUESDAYOPENING THIS WEEKThe PyramidRuntime: 1 hr. 30 min. | Rated R | For bloody images and some horror violence The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers whove dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they arent just trapped; they are being hunted.MOVIES NOW PLAYINGHorrible Bosses 2Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min. | Rated R | For strong crude sexual content and language throughout Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investors adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.The Penguins of MadagascarRuntime: 1 hr. 32 min. | Rated PG | For some rude humor and mild action Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and myste rious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then you know) to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Runtime: 2 hr. 3 min. | Rated PG-13 | For some disturbing images, intense sequences of violence, intense sequences of action and thematic material Having twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol and fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.Beyond the LightsRuntime: 1 hr. 56 min. | Rated PG-13 | For suggestive gestures, language, sexual content, partial nudity and thematic elements A talented young musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success.PLEASE NOTE MOVIE SHOWTIMES ARE NOT AVAILABLE BY PRESS TIMEAlso, not all movies will be available in your area, and there are more movies showing at local theaters than those listed. Please check your local theater for listings and showtimes. Regal To wn Center Stadium16 Port Charlotte, 1441 Tamiami Trail, in the Town Center Mall. Phone: 941-623-0111. Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12, 2111 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. Phone: 941-408-9237. AMC Sarasota 12 8201 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, in the Sarasota Square Mall. Phone: 941-922-4900. Regal Cinemas Hollywood Stadium 20 1993 Main St., Sarasota. Phone: 941-365-2000. AMC Merchants Crossing 16 15201 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. Phone: 239-995-9303. intense sequences of action Having twice survived the Hunger Games, Katniss finds herself in District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and 50476367 Peace River Baptist ChurrSanctuary Choir PresenIf iThiurs.%F'ri. December 11 th & 1Fisherman's Village Center Co'r7:00 PM each EvenirFriday December 19th 7:uu ritSunday December 21st 11:00.At Pcace. River Baptist Chill,(478 Berry Street,, Punta Got


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8 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 EVENTS THIS WEEKThe Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show will roll back into the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers on Sunday, Dec. 7. Rendezvous back to the glory days with over 2,000 vintage cars, motorcycles and all things chrome. Encompassing 105 acres of amazing automotive eye candy and 65,000 square feet of indoor exhibitor space, the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show, sponsored by Seminole Casino Immokalee, is unquestionably the largest single-day car and bike show in Florida. The show truly has something for everyone vintage beauties, burnouts, horsepower, loud exhaust the list goes on and on, said Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Founder Tony Allen. The day is an exciting display down memory lane with gems that are art in motion. Attracting as many as 15,000 spectators, the show caters to fans of vintage vehicles, hot rods, trucks, drag and airboats, swamp buggies, and world-class bikes. Patrons can enjoy the rare and highly desirable classic cars of yesteryear, the roarin engines of high-powered muscle cars and the gleaming chrome of the head-turning motorcycles that will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This years celebrity lineup for the event will include My Classic Car host Dennis Gage, Bitchin Rides televi sion personality Dave Kindig and the stars of Hot Rod Reality, Bubba Lloyd, Tom Lloyd and Layla Von Athey. By popular demand, My Classic Car television personality Dennis Gage will return to the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs Car and Bike Show. As the host of My Classic Car on Velocity and MAVTV, Gage travels the world soaking up classic car enthusiasts stories and visiting everything from local cruise-ins to the most prestigious car shows in the world. I had a great time at the show last year, and I was thrilled when Tony asked me back. Cool cars, awesome bikes and great folks. On top of all that, its Florida in December. Whats not to love? Gage said. Velocitys Bitchin Rides star Dave Kindig will also join the motorsports celebrity lineup this year. Kindig is the owner and operator of Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah a shop that turns out one-of-akind vehicles from rendering and design to building and restoring. Gear heads and car enthusiasts are a breed of their own, Kindig said. Im looking forward to enjoying time with other car lovers and all types of cars and bikes from all dierent periods in beautiful Southwest Florida. Lastly, Bubba Lloyd, Tom Lloyd and Layla Von Athey will also join the cast on Dec. 7. Bubba and his father Tom are the celebrities of the popular television show Hot Rod Reality, a program spotlighting the work at Bubbas East Coast Rods & Customs the East Coasts premier modern performance, exotic car, classic car and hot rod facility. Spec tator general admission to the all-day event is $15 for adults; children under 10 are free. Live entertainment will get your motors running with bands including Kate and The Keys, Mike Imbasciani and the Bluez Rockerz, Stolen Fruit and Maiden Cane. A special youth entertainment center, face painting, childrens nger printing and bounce houses will also be on-site. The Lee Civic Center is at 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. SPECIAL TO THE SUN ENGLEWOODChili Cook-offThe Chili Cook-off for Fishn for Heroes for Wounded Warriors Inc., is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the 300 block of Dearborn St., in Englewood. There will be three bands playing: Smoked Mullet Band, Kenny Rose Band and American Made. There will be 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place plaques and cash for the Chili Cook-Off winners.PORT CHARLOTTE24th Annual Symphony of TreesThe Charlotte County Museum Society Inc., is pleased to announce the 24th annual Symphony of Trees. This years event at the Port Charlotte Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, is taking place through Dec. 13. Nonprofit groups were invited to decorate a tree, wreath or centerpiece for exhibit and sale through a bidding process. The organization receives the funds obtained from the sale of their items. Donations to view the displays are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and $1 for Cultural Center members. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Saturday and Sunday, it closes at 3:30 p.m. World-renowned tenor Maurice LoMonaco to perform at Visani On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Visani Theater and Restaurant proudly presents world renowned tenor vocalist Maurice Lo Monaco performing Broadway, Italian and Christmas tunes. Lo Monaco is an accomplished singer and songwriter who sings from the bottom of his heart. His career has taken him all around the world since he was a little boy. His repertoire spans from opera arias to light rock and everything in between over 1,000 songs in five languages, from pop, rock, jazz, gospel, R&B to musicals and operas. All-inclusive dinner and show package is $40 per guest. The ticket price includes the show ticket, dinner tip and tax. Visani is located at 2400 Kings Hwy., Port Charlotte. Doors open for dinner and cocktails at 5 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, or more information, call 941-629-9191. 50476556 50471784 488417 7092 Placida Rd. Cape Haze (941) 698-6900 Boaters Welcome Located between marker 7 & 8 on the ICW W E RE O PE N 7 DA YS A W EEK M on da y Fr id ay 1 1:30 am 9 :0 0 pm S at ur da y & Su nd ay 1 0:30 am 9 :0 0 pm Serving Brunch On Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 Am 2 Pm S u n s e t M e n u D a i l y 2 : 3 0 5 : 3 0 S un se t Me nu D ai ly 2 :3 05:30 H a p p y H o u r D a i l y 3 : 0 0 6 : 0 0 H ap py H ou r Da il y 3: 00-6:00 A ward winning ribs, A ward winning ribs, gre at burgers, fresh gre at burgers, fresh seafood and seafood and mouthwatering steaks. mouthwatering steaks. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 9 EVENTS THIS WEEK Arts and crafts will adorn Englewood over the weekend with a little pickleball thrown in on the side. The Olde Englewood Village Association will hold its annual Winter Fine Arts Festival from 10a.m. to 4p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec.6 and 7, at the corner of West Dearborn Street and McCall Road, in Englewood. Thats where I do all my Christmas shopping, OEVA treasurer Jennifer Perry quipped. Theres all kinds of artists and foods. Dearborn Street will be hopping that weekend. The arts festival is a juried event with 80 local and nationally noted artists who create their works in a variety of media. The event attracts a thousand or more people. We get a lot of returned artists and new artists, Perry said. There will be something there for everyone. The festival is a major fundraiser for OEVA and helps it to fund events and other activities on Dearborn Street throughout the year, Perry said. The festival is free, but OEVA hopes people will be willing to donate $1 or more at the gate. The donations will benet both OEVA and the Lemon Bay High School girls soccer team. Make sure to stay and enjoy the old cars at Cruizin On Dearborn Saturday evening. While OEVA stages its art fest, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department plans its annual Holiday Arts & Crafts show from 9a.m. to 2p.m. on Saturday, Dec.6, at the Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 South River Road, in Englewood. The crafts show features the original works of 75 local artisans from Venice to Punta Gorda. The show also includes hot dogs and other refreshments. For more information, call 941-861-5000 or email At the same time, the Englewood Sports Complex will host the Englewood Sun Coast Pickleball Classic Saturday and Sunday, Dec.6 and 7. Open practices are scheduled for 2p.m. to 5:30p.m. Friday, Dec.5. The entry fee is $35 for up to two events. The event is sponsored by the Pickleball Specialties, LLC with assistance from the Englewood Pickleball Club. The event will include mens, womens and mixed doubles. The event is expected to attract 100players competing on 14 outdoor courts at the sports complex.Artistic weekend planned for EnglewoodBy STEVE REILLYSTAFF WRITER Artistic weekend planned for Englewood SUN FILE PHOTOHank and Janet Marquardt check out a display of garlic rubbing dishes, just a sample of the pottery and ceramic works of Bill Colby from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., at last years Winter Fine Arts Festival. PORT CHARLOTTEGreg Abate Quartet at Cultural CenterSaxophonist Greg Abate Quartet will be at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8. Gregs career has blossomed since he graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1971. He is known as The Prince of Bebop. He played alto with the Ray Charles orchestra in the early seventies and during the mid s held the jazz tenor chair in the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra. Tickets are available the night of the concert or in advance at the box office, or call 941-625-4175, ext. 221. CCJS members are free and $20 for the public.Jeremy Davis New Lungs Bluegrass Festival at Charlotte County FairgroundsA Bluegrass Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 4-7, at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds to assist Jeremy Davis with his medical expenses due to a lung transplant. The four-day event will feature many bands from all over Florida, all of whom are donating their time and talents. All monies raised will be presented to Davis for his expenses related to the transplant. In addition to all the wonderful music, there will be special activities for families on Saturday, Dec. 6, including hay rides, a bounce house and face painting. There is stadium seating or you can bring your own lawn chair. Some of the bands performing include The James King Band, James Rogers & Blue Cypress, The Beaumonts, Ernie Evans & FL State Bluegrass, Swinging Bridge, Bits of Grass, and many others. There will be raffles, a bake sale and other activities. The entertainment schedule is as follows: from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Camping is available. No coolers, alcoholic beverages or pets allowed in concert area. Tickets are $10 on Thursday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday, or you can purchase a 3-day pass for $30. Kids 12 and under are free. The Sunday program will be free to the public and will feature Blue Grass Gospel and Southern Gospel music. For more information, contact Jim Marshall at 941-255-9152. The Charlotte County Fairgrounds are at 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. | EVENTS THIS WEEK 50471905 m0 (10`le,ror,G Gro,:,t IIIrFGF`,Iln^m INil ....t rW' Jy tIF Va /CAI i4 Siq *' T wiDon't miss the premiere event of the year Hosted by:CHARLOTTE COUNTYHOMELESS COALITIONFOUNDATIONSaturday, 2dDecember 13, 2014.6pmCharlotte Harbor Event & Conference CenterFor more information call Tina Figliuolo at 941.627.4313 x118or email Center Sponsors Radio Music Hall Times Square Sponsors Media SponsorSponsorSUN -494ft,Tropical MtiParadisePORT CHARLOTTE lowns3LOndzrap ng Inck-".:-'.' ''''; ; ;; i. r,;, ,.-..r .:. Yy : r cii k' D.:.: .` w,.t .,,f. sr i:.


10 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 EVENTS THIS WEEKThe 36th Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 6. It will dazzle the crowd in downtown Punta Gorda with oats and marching units. Santas Workshop is this years theme. The parade will step o from Charlotte High School at noon, then will head north on Taylor Road and disband at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center downtown. The judges stand will be in front of Centennial Bank. Awards for the parade will be handed out at the Chambers Third Wednesday Coee meeting on Dec. 17. For more information, call the chamber at 941-627-2222 or visit Annual Christmas Parade set for Saturday in Punta GordaSPECIAL TO THE SUN The 36th Annual Christmas Parade will step o from Charlotte High School at noon in Punta Gorda.PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe 36th Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will dazzle the crowd in downtown Punta Gorda. The Sarasota Craft Show returns to Sarasota, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7, at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. The event, now in its 5th year, features exceptional works in ceramics, decorative ber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nations top artists. Tickets are $10 per day; $9 for seniors; $5 for students; and $12 for a three-day pass. Children under 10 are admitted free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7. Hailed by artists nationwide as one of the more innovative promoters empowering artists and artisans working in the ne arts and crafts industry, Richard Rothbard and his wife Joanna took over management of the event (formerly the American Craft Show Sarasota) ve years ago. Last year, the Sarasota Craft Show, which relocated to Robarts Arena in 2012, attracted more than 5,000 visitors over the three-day event. Continuing to build on that success, Rothbard and his team have been busy with their rigorous process of selecting the 100-plus artists and artisans for the Sarasota show. Our artists consider the Sarasota region to be a prime market for their work, says Rothbard. With that reputation, some of the best artists in the nation, including many from Sarasotas own arts community, look forward to this show every year. Area artists who will be featured at this years show include ceramist Geo Walsh; jewelers Pam Fox, Katherine Kaya and John and Linda Whitney; glass artists Esther Jensen and Galina Chehirian; and mixed-media artist Su Griggs. We are always excited to see the high caliber of work being produced by the participating artists from this area, says Rothbard. For more information about the Sarasota Craft Show, call 800-834-9437 or visit www. For directions or information about the venue, call 941-365-0818.5th annual Sarasota Craft Show returns to Robarts ArenaSPECIAL TO THE SUN Jewelry by Kristine Holeman will be featured at this weekends show.PHOTO PROVIDEDWork by Su Griggs will be featured at this week ends Sarasota Craft Show at Robarts Arena. 50476548 PRIZES for best adul t and chi l d costume ( mal e and female) STARTS on the great l awn behi nd the Fourpoi nts by Sheraton Punta Gorda. VISIT al l the mural s of Punta Gorda, wal ki ng or runni ng. WATER PROVIDED. REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE for purchase at the Ti ki Bar upon return. The Running of the Elves Let s get the Holidays Rolling! Dress i n your wildest holi day atti re. REGISTRATION 10: 30 AM Run/ Walk starts at 1 1 AM Approxi matel y 4 mi l es unti med, as you vi si t each of the hi stori c mural s of Punta Gorda. $25 entry fee ( must regi ster i n advance for shi rt) Payabl e i n the onl i ne payment center of www. puntagordachamber. com or by cal li ng 941 639 3720 duri ng offi ce hours. Chi l dren under 9 years ol d FREE. SUNDAY DEC. 7 TH, 2014 50476551 Christmas Lights at the Park 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda December 3 th 5 PM PM Adults $10.00 Donation Children Under 12 Free Tickets available at: Punta Gorda Womens Club Punta Gorda History Park Art Gallery and Gift Shop Train Depot Copperfish Books Proceeds Benefit the Punta Gorda Historical Society For more information contact 941-639-1887 Come See the Price House & Cigar Cottage all decked out for the Holidays! ITA LIAN REST AU RANT rf ntbn Dinners Starting a t $ 7 99 Includes Soup or S alad & Garlic Br ead 2091 S. McCall Rd. E nglewood (941) 475-5656 Mon. Sat. 11am 9pm Closed Sunday T ake Out A va ilable Domestic .99 Drafts 2-5pm 488428 ntnb tnr 11 am 3 pm L UNCH MENU S PECIALS $4.99 $7.99 E arly Birds 3-5 pm 16oz. NY Strip Steak Dinner $ 16 99 (dine in only) lowSUN,=v`IcIra ea asaVt 0114I l ",,:,i1y _i _.__


December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 11 EVENTS THIS WEEK PROVIDED BY WELSH PHOTOGRAPHYThe Traveling Wall, a 3/5 replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be in DeSoto County Dec. 4-7.PHOTO BY JOHN BLACKSoa Garcia tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. See the Jolly Old Elf yourself following the DeSoto County Christmas Parade at the Chamber of Commerce.PHOTO BY JOHN BLACKPlenty of decorated golf carts, some with canine compan ions, come from local campgrounds and RV parks to add a festive air to the DeSoto County Christmas Parade.DeSoto Countys annual Christmas Parade kicks o Saturday, Dec. 6, and this year it will have a special theme A Red, White and Blue Christmas. The patriotic theme was chosen by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, because DeSoto County will be hosting the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at the same time. A 3/5-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., this wall will arrive in DeSoto County on Dec. 3. It will be set up at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan Street in Arcadia and will be open Dec. 4 through Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day. The parade starts in the heart of downtown Arcadia, at West Oak Street and Orange Avenue. Many civic and charitable organizations, governmental bodies and local businesses, as well as individuals, will be represented as the parade makes its way along West Oak Street up to the DeSoto County Courthouse. After seeing the parade, head farther west on Oak Street which turns into State Road 70, and just outside of town at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, take a stroll along Christmas Card Lane. Red, White and Blue is also the theme for this years card display. The parade and Christmas Card Lane are free and open to the public. The Traveling Wall and all the exhibits associated with it are free, and parking is free, so be sure to make a stop there. The Wall is going to be guarded 24/7 while it is in DeSoto. The community undertook many fundraisers to bring The Wall to DeSoto County, including several barbecue sales and even a weight loss campaign. Among the displays and entertainment will be military plane and helicopter y-overs, live music from California Toe Jam and Lotela Gold, a classic car show Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Brotherhood Tent, Some Gave All display, and a variety of vendors of food and merchandise. This is expected to be the last-ever public appearance of this Traveling Wall, as the originator plans to retire. Seeing it will be a moving experience, not only for Vietnam veterans and their families but for all Americans to contemplate the sacrices made by our veterans on our behalf. For more information on the Traveling Wall, visit rings in holidays with parade, cards and The WallBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR PHOTO BY JOHN BLACKThe Arcadia Dance Academy oat is beautifully lit for the DeSoto County 2013 Christmas Parade. 50471779 imal Ue e Lea ePr entLuring Kevin KingrFe l = Tickets:IN V $15 Adultsrn hive Dancers of Dance with Janice 12 Children 10 & UndCharlotte High School CHARISMA vailable for purchase at the AWL Shelter,Geoff Schmith, Musician the Cultural Center, or online atWanda Carter. Artist SPOnSOt'ed by. www.awlshelter.org44 4 41AWL Patrons Lehn Law Pet Haven Wetherington Restoration & Remodeling, Inc.


12 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 Event organizers Darryl Keys, Sherry Peneld, Steven Carter, Tom Setchel and Nick Carter smiling for a photo at the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Clubs Charity Quiz Challenge at Laishley Crab House. The event served to benet the Virginia B. Andes Clinic. Jan and Otis Phillips getting ready to enjoy a nice dinner at Alvaros Family Restaurant in North Port. SUN PHOTOS BY ALEX ARATARIParticipants, survivors and supporters alike celebrating another succesful running of the Lung Cancer Research Council 5k Run and Walk which took place at the Charlotte Sports Park. Colton Gustin, Eric Salaices and Matteusz enjoying a night out for food and conversation at Rib City in Venice. Mitzi Rigden and Marc Cohen posing with the medal Mitzi won at this years 5k Run/Walk for the Lung Cancer Research Council at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. Renee Schroll, Delainey Schroll, Cheyenne Schroll and Bryan Schroll enjoying a family outing to the Mango Bistro for brunch in Englewood. Dawn and Jack Sanzalone enjoying a breakfast together at the newly opened First Watch in North Port.A ROUND TOWN December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 13 Seaman Dan Correa and EM1 Recruiter Ben Walker at the Armed Forces Recruiter Center in Port Charlotte. Dan just cleared quali cation and will be going to boot camp soon to serve in the Navy. Event organizers Darryl Keys, Sherry Peneld, Steven Carter, Tom Setchel and Nick Carter smiling for a photo at the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Clubs Charity Quiz Challenge at Laishley Crab House. The event served to benet the Virginia B. Andes Clinic. Seaman Justin Pham at the Armed Forces Recruiter Center in Port Charlotte. Justin just cleared qualication and will be going to boot camp soon to serve in the Navy. Jessica Eppler serving Lilly Johnson, Kayleigh and Roger their to-go orders at Night Owls Eatery in Venice.SUN PHOTOS BY ALEX ARATARI Participants, survivors and supporters alike celebrating another succesful running of the Lung Cancer Research Council 5k Run and Walk which took place at the Charlotte Sports Park. Susan Bledsoe and Mark The Beach Guy Timchula taking care of folks and making friends at Englewood Beach. AROUND TOWN Jake Ferguson, Melissa Jungebouer, Jenna, Rachel, Hannah, Kyla and Jared Rugi enjoying a day at Englewood Beach while on vacation from Colorado. BUY 1 GAME GET 1 FREE VALID EVERYDAY NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT Adults $9.50 18 holes Only Children 14 & under $8.00 18 holes Only Ask Us About Our Senior Wednesday Specials 4949 Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Port Charlotte OPEN 10am 11pm 7 Days A Week VALID EVERYDAY NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT 50471801 Fish Cove Adventure Golf 627-5393 488454 ( 9 4 1 ) I S E E Y U M ( 4 7 3 3 9 8 6 ) ( 941) I S EE Y UM (473-3986) B B A A K K I I N N G G a t a t i t s i ts B e s t B est! Simply YUM YUM Bakery 1 8 0 9 E n g l e w o o d R d L e m o n B a y P l a z a R o u t e 7 7 6 E n g l e w o o d 1 809 Engle wo od Rd. Lemon Bay Plaza R ou te 776, Engle wo od Now Serving B oa rs Head. Ope n earl y, plen ty of p arking for y ou r b oa t. Stop in for p as tries, cof fe e & lunch to go. 488372 rf f rntnbn nn nff f n n nnn nnb f n n 50478399 FISHN FOR HEROES 488114 W ou nd ed W ar ri or s IN C. 1 st A nnu al S at De c 6, 1 0a m to 4 p m Chi li Co ok -O ff L iv e Mu si c, C ol d Be er Ch ili, H ot do gs Ha mb ur ge rs Chi li Co ok -O ff W e N EED mo re c hi li c ook er s F or m or e in fo J im O B ri en 9 41 -4 73-215 0 R eg is tr at io ns s ti ll av ai la bl e 1s t, 2 nd & 3 rd P la ce P la qu es a nd C as h fo r Wi nne rs rfr nrrtb n rrt I n th e 30 0 bl oc k of D ea rb or n of E ng le wo od 488405 488399 ROTONDA ELKS LODGE #2710 D e c e m b e r 1 3 B l o o d y M a r y B r e a k f a s t 8 a m 1 1 a m D ecember 13 Bloody Mary Breakfast 8am-11am D e c e m b e r 3 1 N e w Y e a r s E v e D i n n e r P a r t y D ecember 31 New Ye ars Eve Dinner P arty J a n u a r y 3 N i g h t A t T h e O p r y D i n n e r D a n c e J anuary 3 Night At The Opry Dinner Dance 303 Rotonda Blvd. East 941-697-2710 Lunch & Dinner Specials Open at 11:00 am FRID AY S DINNER & DANCE UPCOMING EVENTS SMOKE FREE BUILDING T i c k e t s o n S a l e a t t h e b a r T ic ke ts o n S a le at the bar bil-/ VrepIOGItsAN Emglewo1 T H. lemon &y I Oiz II3ffite 776, IEmeiavd1(41WW MIS YUMQ47S-9936December n3 Moody Mary, Breakfast offimm-IlIl&mmDecember 3R o New Year 0 Eve IID$Mem ]partyJJnm om ry 3 9IYfSIhit At Ube jpmy99 IIDkmeir IIDffim ce71'uckegs on Sale aag to bar0AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAJ2 December 8, 2014 .02 Saxophonist Greg Abate Quartet ' nA AJ2 .0J2 Cultural Center Theater an 2280 Aaron St, J2.0 aPort Charlotte, FL J7A Non-member Tickets $20 nA Call the box office for tickets at 625-4175 AA or purchase on concert night. 2A Doors open at 6:30 p.m. AJ2 J2J2 Charlotte County Jazz SocietyJ2 (941) 766-9422 Facebook J e AA C? AJ22


14 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 UPCOMING EVENTSFor the second year in a row, The Cultural Center of Charlotte County will be featuring "A Celtic Christmas," an evening of live entertainment with bagpipes, drums, dancers, and folk singers. "We love to showcase this performance," said Amanda Segur, Cultural Center marketing director. "Last Christmas we were over whelmed by the audience's response. The Kellyn Celtic Arts Dance Troop will be once again joined by the four-piece Irish band, Wolfhound, and the 30-member Lee County Pipes and Drums band. This unique lineup of Irish entertainers will appeal to people of all ages," she said. Eighteen members of the Kellyn Celtic Dance Academy, ranging in age from 10 to 17, and several adults will be performing Irish and Highland dances, according to Artistic Director Kimberly Kelly Knaub. "They may even sing a tune or two as well," she said. "In addition to dancing to traditional holiday and Celtic songs, our director and certied instructor, Jaime Knaub, will be featuring a popular favorite: 'Mrs. Fogarty's Christmas Fruitcake.' Our music is so energetic and infectious that audiences want to tap and stomp along with the dancers." The rst-place National Champion Kellyn Celtic Dance Academy, based in Fort Myers, is co-owned by Kimberly Kelly Knaub and her daughter, Jaime A. Knaub. To learn more go to or call 239-410-4528. Wolfhound, often performs at Irish festivals from Boston to Tampa. For "A Celtic Christmas" they'll feature a Shanachie (Irish storyteller) with an Irish Christmas story. "The evening promises to be a wonderful mix of traditional song, dance, story and culture," said Trina Schyhol-Barksdale, who has sung and played fes, utes, and penny-whistles since she was 5. Over the years, she has composed and arranged music for American and Celtic folk bands, and for the past four years has been performing with Ian Barksdale, a ddler by trade who also sings and plays the banjo and guitar. Barksdale, the musician in residence at T.P. Hoolihan's Irish Pub in North Fort Myers, hosts two weekly traditional Irish sessions. Guests travel from all over the world to hear and play with his band on a regular basis. Both Trina and Ian teach workshops to individuals and groups. For more information, visit or www. Contact them at 239-878-0403. The Lee County Pipes and Drums band began as a group of pipers, drummers, and color guard in 1998. In honor of their founder, Duncan MacLachlan, who passed away in 2000, members wear the Clan McLachlan Tartan. Learn about them online at www. "A Celtic Christmas" is being performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. To purchase tickets, go to or call 941-625-4175, ext. 221. Cultural Center members receive special pricing of $15 per ticket. Nonmember tickets cost $17 each. Tickets are available at the box oce one hour prior to the show at a cost of $20.Celebrate A Celtic Christmas at the Cultural CenterBy CHRIS KOURAPISSUN CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS PROVIDEDWolfhound Irish music will be featured during A Celtic Christmas at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County on Saturday, Dec. 13. Left to right: Jimmy McEvoy, Trina Schyhol-Barksdale, Ian Barksdale and Carey Parks. The Kellyn Celtic Arts Dancers, pictured here at a 2013 Christmas performance, will perform on Dec. 13 in A Celtic Christmas at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. r f n t r f n t rfnt b r t t b b r t t b brttb r f n rfn n n r t n n nnr tn n t r f r t trfrt b r n n n b brnnnb n r n nrn r r r C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S C ONGRATULATIONS! 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16 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 DINING OUTKwan Taylor may have only been an American citizen for the past six years, but she knows what Americans like. It didn't take the Thai native and owner of Thai Bistro in Venice very long to gure out that people in this country are looking for more nutritious dining options. "More and more people want healthy food," Taylor said. "Unlike a lot of other Asian food, which is fried, authentic Thai food is not. There is nothing here (at her restaurant) that is pre-prepared, and I cut up fresh veggies every day." When Taylor arrived in America 14 years ago, she didn't speak a word of English. Though she had gone to college and received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration in her native country, after she moved to Sarasota County, she started working in other Thai restaurants so she could learn that type of business. In the process, she learned to speak English, which helped her to get her own restaurant up and running. In 2005, Taylor and her boyfriend Manee Kumpee opened Thai Bistro, and began to serve up what many regular customers have described as the best Thai food in the county. Taylor said that the restaurant has been a success, because the two of them made a great team. "He wanted to open a restaurant because he loves to cook," she said. "And I love to talk." On the menu, Taylor has placed authentic Thai chef specialties, along with sauteed dishes, yummy salads, made daily soups and a whole selection of curries. She said that every dish is prepared fresh on-site, which allows each customer to request just the right amount of heat and spice for their taste. And when it comes to her soups, Taylor said her homemade coconut soup is one of the most popular. "It's the best coconut soup in town," she said. "I use fresh lemongrass, lime leaf and galanga root that I grow at home. In my curries, I use a lot of coconut milk, not water, which adds to the avor." Thai Bistro doesn't have a big walk-in cooler, and they don't store food in a freezer. Ingredients are bought and prepared when a customer places an order, and if you ever want to see exactly how your food is prepared, it won't be too dicult the restaurant has an open kitchen, which you can see from the dining room. Though Kumpee has since opened up his own restaurant in Tampa, Taylor and her three sisters are making sure that this Venice location maintains its reputation of making sure each customer gets to enjoy that authentic Thai Bistro experience. "I came to America rst, (before her three sisters) and worked three jobs a day," Taylor said. "I had traveled a lot and was a tour guide in Thailand, but learning about business made me learn about people and what they want ." Thai Bistro is at 537 E. Venice Ave., Venice. It is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday; from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., for dinner Monday through Thursday; from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit, or call 941-484-8458.Venices Thai Bistro offers healthy Thai cuisineBy DEBBIE FLESSNERSUN CORRESPONDENT Kwan Taylor may have only been an American citizen for the past six years, but she knows what Americans like. It didn't take the country are looking for more nutritious dining options. "More and more people want healthy food," Taylor said. SUN PHOTS BY DEBBIE FLESSNERThai Bistro has been in the same Venice location for almost 10 years. With only 48 seats, the dining room of Thai Bistro provides a cozy setting. Kwan Taylor is the owner of Thai Bistro in Venice. 50476671 Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces will be on display for viewing and bidding. All items are beautifully decorated by non-profit groups of Charlotte County. All profits benefit Museum Society Inc. and participating Non Profit Organizations that decorate and donate these beautiful trees, wreaths, and centerpieces .C l o s e d T h a n k s g i v i n g D a y OPEN DAILY 10 AM to 3:30 PM Sat. & Sun. 10 AM to 3:30 PMC l o s e d Closed T h a n k s g i v i n g Thanksgiving D a y Day DONATION $2 00 for adults $1 00 for Children under 12 $1 00 for Cultural Center Members 24th Annual Symphony of T r ees November 22 nd December 13 th Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte FL 50476668 TWIN LOBSTERS S ea fo od M ar ket 2 700 Pl ac id a Rd ., En g. ( 941) 6 988 94 6 r L ob st er s 3 fo r $3 5 u p to 1 .2 4 lb W hi le t he y l as t! L ob st er Sh ri mp Cl am s, H ad do ck Sa lt C od S cu ng il li Oc to pu s, S hu ck ed O ys te rs L ob st er M ea t & T ai ls 488275 A ll Siz e Lobst ers Avai la ble W E HA VE FRES H N.E. COD! !! -_;Pi4-TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW INCLUDES SEATING IN OUR EXCLUSIVE HEATED TENT ON THE HARBOR, PRIME RIBDINNER*, CHAMPAGNE TOAST, AND PARTY FAVORS. PRIVATE TABLES ARE AVAILABLE.DOORS OPEN AT 7:30. BALLOON DROP AT MIDNIGHT.*(DIETARY MEAL ARRANGMENTS ARE AVAILABLE)FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION CONTACT EMILY I_YTI_E @ 961-637-6770 EXT.109I Dip ONIMFCk"dDay


December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 17 SIDE DISH PHOTO PROVIDEDThe ever-entertaining Francesco leaves them laughing every time at Bella Napoli. Note pocketful of pens in multinational colors.During peak Friday dinner rush at Bella Napoli in Port Charlotte, one hapless diner missteps and asks where the bread is. Server Francesco replies crisply, in a classic Italian accent: The bread is in the basket! He has everything under control; you diners had better get with the drill and make it snappy. He also cheerfully corrects broken attempts at Italian. GRAHT-see-ay! hell remind you briskly and repeatedly, if you dont get it right the rst time. Bostons Durgin Park made rudeness a waitsta job requirement because patrons came to expect the abuse. But Francescos blunt pointers are much easier to take than a Durgin Park waitress Speak up or shut up, buster! When he isnt giving and taking orders, he sings, punctuating his musical patter with gleeful outbursts of Frankie Vallis I love you, baby! He may have made his entertainment chops before he came to the States, while working cruise ships. In his white shirt and black shoes and trousers, the man is so in charge that he could easily be taken for the owner or manager, or at least the entertainment. Hes been an irreplaceable adopted member of this restaurant family for years. Owner Sal Aggimentis cousin Vito Recchia, as well as countless diners from years ago, remember that Francesco has been with them since La Dolce Vita days, when the pizzeria was housed in the Port Charlotte space now occupied by Sharks Fish House. Vito condes, Were not related, him and me, but hes still family, like an uncle, como un zio. We converse in Italian all day, every day. Ever since their next location, on Peachland, Francesco has carried multicolored ballpoint pens in his shirt pocket, the colors of the Italian ag in bright order. He recalls, One day my 7-year-old grandson says, Nonno, why do you have just the Italian colors? So I went home and added blue. The next time I saw him, I said, Dominic, notice, now the pens are Italian and American. Now Francesco has been immortalized in paintings gracing Bella Napolis new Kings Highway location. Of three murals hand-painted in the dining room under painted Roman arches, between faux-marble lions heads, Francescos imprint is on two. One, he proudly points out, shows his hometown in the shadow of Mt. VesuviusTorre del Greco, south of Naples. Francesco proclaims himself a Corallo di Torre del Greco, using the townspeoples nickname, Corallini, people of the coral. Some of the richest (now-pro tected) red coral in the world comes from this seaside area that was inundated by the volcanic eruption on the afternoon of August 24th, A.D. 79. This year, Francesco went there for a month-long vacation starting the following day, perhaps just to be safe. Another mural has magically transported Bella Napolis store front to Venice. From canalside, Sal gestures in welcome toward both his entrance and a youthful version of longtime associate Francesco. Thats me, last year, quips Francesco. One suspects that Francesco also appears next to a larger-than-life Sal in a full-color caricature of the entire crew that hangs inside the dining room entrance. Every day Sal asks when Im leaving for Italy, the indispensable Francesco grinned before his departure. Im gonna put up a big sign FRANCESCO IN ITALY with dates. Bella Napoli Pizza is at 1938 Kings Hwy., Port Charlotte, in Winn-Dixie Plaza. Call them at 941764-8000. They are open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9:30 on Sunday. Sue Wade is a local columnist for Lets Go! You can recommend restaurants and/or bars to her by email to love you, baby! Bella Napoli on a busy night. The mural of Francescos hometown lls the panel in the background.SUN PHOTOS BY SUE WADEThe Wheres Francesco? caricature that graces Bella Napolis doorway. Bella Napolis fanciful mural that shows a young Francesco, left, and owner Sal Aggimenti, right. S UE W ADE Sun Correspondent multinational colors. multinational colors. immortalized in paintings gracing Bella Napolis new Kings Highway location. Of SIDE DISH PHOTO PROVIDED cesco leaves them laughing three murals hand-painted in the dining room under painted Roman arches, between faux-marble lions Bella Napoli on a busy night. 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18 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 DINING OUT WITHWhen a new ocer joins the Punta Gorda Police Department, Reverend Bill Klossner will take them to lunch at his favorite restaurant Santhinos located at 615 Cross Street in the Cross Trails Plaza. Klossner, who has been the departments senior chaplain since February 1998, said the restaurant has the perfect setting to chat and enjoy some great food at the same time. I love the lobster bisque here and the ceviche mixto (a grouper dish), Klossner said. But, everything I have ever tried at Santhinos is wonderful, especially the chefs specials. Brandon Abernathy, the general manager, has created a wonderful, extensive wine list. Santhinos owner Julie Vespia said she opened her restaurant about eight years ago. In the past, it was a Stu a Bagel and a Peruvian Restaurant. We have a little bit of an international-style menu, Vespia said. There is something for everyone. The house specials are ahi tuna, surf and turf, let mignon with Cajun spiced grilled shrimp, camarones inti, eight to 10 jumbo shrimp with a mild yellow Peruvian pepper sauce and a grouper Wisconsin sauted in wine, garlic butter, shrimp, scallops and melted cheese. Other favorites are ceviche, a grouper dish prepared in lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro topped with fresh onions. Santhinos also oers traditional Italian cuisine, fried calamari, chicken or veal piccatta, chicken or veal Marsala, seafood fra diavolo, chicken parmigiana, chicken Alfredo and chicken Francaise. And what would a restaurant be without oering steak. Santhinos menu includes a 10-ounce New York strip steak, an 8-ounce let mignon, steak Diane, twin medallions of let mignon pan-seared with mushrooms and a brandy demi-glaze and a let mignon Marsala. We also own Bemajs Bistro located at the Bob Cat Village Center in North Port, Vespia said. It has been opened about three years now. Klossner, originally from Madison, Wis., graduated from the United Theological College in Twin Cities, Minn. He served as pastor for two churches there and decided one day that he wanted something dierent. Our church was on a call system so I put in for Punta Gorda to be close to my family, he said. I moved here permanently on Sept. 1, 1988 and was assigned to the Congregational United Church of Christ as their pastor until my retirement. Klossner said Florida was a popular place for clergy to relocate to in the 1980s. With many new developments being built, churches were in short supply of pastors. The Congregational United Church of Christ started in 1984 and Klossner watched the building being constructed when he visited. I saw it go up in stages, he said. It was completed in May 1987. Chaplain for the police department is a totally dierent kind of ministry, Klossner said. He deals with crisis, personal and work-related relationships, and just being an ear for somebody who wants to talk. We have a great group of ocers, he said. Im also involved with the Do Thing Right Thing Program. Since his retirement, Klossners life has taken a new turn as a contact for various cruise lines. The program, called Distinctive Voyagers, is available through travel agents. I act as a host and I usually am responsible for 30 or 35 passengers, he said. But, it depends on the size of the ship. On the Windstar Cruise Lines, which are four-mast sailing ships, I may be host to eight people. I am not their butler or servant, but I try to resolve issues or answer questions. If I cant, I will send them to the right person for help. As pastor of a local church and the police depart ment, Klossner has made numerous friendships in town. It is evident when he walks into Santhinos and is greeted with hugs from the owners, managers, waitresses and customers. His reassuring and calming demeanor has endeared him to many residents. His inner strength has gotten him through dicult times, he said, especially the passing of his wife in April. I still have my moments and I stumble and fall, he said, but I get up, brush myself o and keep moving forward. Thats what you have to do in life. Santhino's Restaurant is located at Cross Trails Center, 615 Cross St., Punta Gorda. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11a.m., 2 p.m. for lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday from 5p.m. until 10 p.m. for dinner. For more information, call 941-833-0380 or visit Klossner at Santhinos RestaurantBy AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENT to lunch at his favorite restaurant Santhinos located at 615 Cross Street in the Cross Trails ceviche mixto (a grouper The house specials are ahi tuna, surf and turf, let mignon with Cajun spiced grilled shrimp, camarones inti, eight to 10 jumbo shrimp with a mild yellow Peruvian pepper sauce and a grouper Wisconsin shrimp, scallops and melted cheese. Other favorites are ceviche, a grouper dish prepared in lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro topped with fresh onions. Santhinos also oers We also own Bemajs Bistro Center in North Port, Vespia said. It has been opened about three SUN PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAYSanthinos owner Julie Vespia and Bill Klossner pose for a photo while enjoying lunch at the restaurant. PHOTO PROVIDEDOne of the popular chefs specials is grilled ahi tuna prepared with rice, vegetable and a prepared sauce. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 19 THINGS TO DOWith a Karen Carpenter tribute, songs from Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, one local restaurant dubbed itself as having the some of the best acts in the region. Each month, Beyond the Sea restaurant, 3555 South Access Road, SR 776, in Englewood, has lounge acts and other performers come to entertain diners. Entertainers such as The Sensations, Don & Susie Akers, Kim Jenkins, Black Velvet, Doo Wop singers the Goldtones have performed to packed shows at the restaurant. Currently reservations are being taken for a Dec. 6 show which features a tribute to 1970s icon Karen Carpenter who was famous for songs such as Close to You, Weve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays, Superstar and Top of the World. The evening will showcase 10 of Carpenters greatest hits. There will also be tribute songs from Petula Clark, Tom Jones Sonny & Cher, Neil Sedaka, Joe Max on the sax and more. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is $35. We use mostly local talent, said employee Shawnda Shook. Some of the performers like Mike T who does the Roy Orbison Tribute Show spend the year touring the country. We have quality enter tainers who are popular in the region. The restaurant is also nishing up on renovations. They will be done in time for the last show of the year. On New Years Eve, Beyond the Sea will be rocking with a dinner show including cocktails (bar, wells, drafts, house wine) throughout the evening for $75 per person. The show features the s and s band Andys Chevy. Dinner choices are let mignon and lobster tail, prime rib, crab-stued shrimp and seafood topped sea bass. Music begins at 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. We book pretty fast and then put names on a waiting list, Shook said. The dinner shows are popular. People who want to com e to the dinner shows have to make a reservation. We expect to be full for the New Years Eve show but we still have seating available. We are only taking 100 reservations. For those who want to enjoy a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Beyond the Sea oers outdoor seating which is pet friendly. Beyond the Sea serves everything from sesame-crusted ahi tuna to gator bites as starters. They have steak and surf and turf. Desserts include Key lime pie, chocolate fantasy and cheesecake. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, call 941-474-1400.Have a great time at Beyond the SeaBy CHEYENNE EMRICHSUN CORRESPONDENT SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICHMembers of the act The Sensations Wendy Backhaus sings with William Cundif recently at Beyond the Sea restaurant in Englewood.NORTH PORTNorth Port Concert Band The Wonder of ChristmasThe North Port Concert Band and conductor Dennis Silkebakken present their second concert of the season, The Wonder of Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port. The Wonder of Christmas will be an evening filled with the glorious music of the holiday season. The concert will be filled with a mixture of sacred and secular musical selections including traditional favorites. Band member and bassoonist Jim Hansen will perform Concert Piece by Burrill Phillips. Young Punta Gorda soprano, Marcella Brown and popular Sarasota tenor, David Downer return to the concert stage this year singing Ave Maria, O Holy Night and the ever-popular White Christmas. As a finale, Marcella and David and the band join together in a stunning rendition of The Praver. Make spirits bright with a festive musical gift of Yuletide Classics from the North Port Concert Band. Its a Christmastime tradition, featuring a wintry mix of holiday band music new and old. Bring the family and your good cheer, for the most joyous concert of the season. Tickets for this concert and all concerts by the North Port Concert Band are available online at www. You may also purchase tickets at the box office at the NPAC or by calling 941-426-8479. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $5 for students.Siver and Gold: A Holiday FantasyThe North Port Chorale, under the direction of Jeffrey Herbert, will present Silver and Gold: A Holiday Fantasy at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the North Port Performing Arts Center, 6400 W. Price Blvd., on the campus of North Port High School. The 70-member community chorus, accompanied by Gregg Murray, will sing holiday numbers such as On This Winters Night, recorded by Lady Antebellum; Silver Bells, The Colors of Christmas, Somebody Build a Manger, Baby, Its Cold Outside, A Christmas Carol Gallery, and choral highlights from the hit Disney movie, Frozen. The Chorales smaller group, the Soundsations, directed by Pat Prentzel, will also perform. Reserved tickets are $12 from the box office, open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling 941-426-8479. They are also available online at www. 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20 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 EVENTS THIS WEEKWith Thanksgiving behind us, and Christmas around the corner, a small group in Rotonda West is in high gear preparing for its big Christmas Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6. This is the8th year for the popular parade that will wind down 2.9 miles of neighborhoods in Rotonda West. Thousands will line the parade route on Rotonda Circle. Many will use the occasion to invite friends and neighbors to lawn parties along the parade route. Marchers will represent civic and service clubs,mil itary veterans units, bands and other musical groups, clowns, churches, ROTC, small businesses, Scout groups, horses and others will participate. Trophies will be awarded to the top three parade participants by the judges and two Chairmans Choice trophies will be awarded. Rotonda West Neighborhood Watch is the defending champion. Spectators will be asked to bring along nonperishable food items, toys and cash for Englewood Helping Hand. Donated food items are needed now, more than ever. Chairman of the event is Earl Haas, with an assist from Linda Bondeson, Russ Kulp and other members of the Rotonda West Association Community Relations Committee. For more information, call Haas at 941-698-9207 or visit Holiday Parade to line RotondaBy DON MAHONSPECIAL TO THE SUN PHOTO PROVIDEDRotonda West committee members join in preparing a mailing list for Decembers Christmas parade. Charlotte State Bank & Trust will hold its second annual Light Up the Holidays celebration at the Peachland oce on Friday, Dec. 5. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m. at the branch oce located at 21463 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte, on the corner of Peachland and Veterans boulevards. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, along with Mr. Christmas Tree (aka Bob Fig Newton), handing out treats and posing for free photos with area children and adults. The photos will be mailed or emailed according to patrons preferences. Last years lighting was a huge success, said Peachland Branch Manager Polly Johnson, and were looking forward to an even bigger event this year. The Peachland oce building has been decked out with hundreds of holiday lights, which will be turned on at dusk as the culmination of the evenings entertainment and festivities: 4 p.m. Good Shepherd Day School violinists. 4:15 p.m. Port Charlotte High School Enharmonics chorus. 4:30 p.m. Port Charlotte Adventist School Celestial Chimes and PCAS Marimba Ensemble. 5 p.m. Higher Ground Performing Arts Studio dancers. 5:15 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlotte County chorus. 5:45 p.m. Lighting ceremony with retired Major General Richard Carr and his wife, retired Captain Jean Carr, who both served in the U.S. Air Force. Maj. Gen. Carr, one of the rst graduates of the Air Force Academy in 1959, ew F4 and F16 ghters in war and peace, serving in Vietnam, Okinawa, Washington, D.C., and the Pentagon. Capt. Carr was a much-traveled Air Force nurse who once served as a ight nurse on an Air Force transport taking wounded soldiers home from Vietnam. Refreshments will be served at the lighting celebration, and a special hol iday gift basket will be awarded to one lucky attendee. For more information, contact Polly Johnson at 941-627-0038.Holiday Lighting event returns to bank officePROVIDED BY CHARLOTTE STATE BANK & TRUST PHOTO PROVIDEDSanta and Mrs. Claus had their laps full at last years Light Up the Holidays celebration at the Peachland oce of Charlotte State Bank & Trust. Theyll be back for this years event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5.Church Basement Ladies auditionsOpen auditions for the musical Church Basement Ladies will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7, and Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Players Community Theater Center, 1182 Market Cir., Port Charlotte. There are six roles: a man (age 35-45); four women (ages 20-60); and a church organist who can be either a man or a woman in the hilarious musical comedy Church Basement Ladies written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke. A musical celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there; serving food for holidays, funerals, weddings and solving the problems of a rural Minnesota church. Church Basement Ladies will be performed in the Cultural Center Theater on Feb. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Perusal scripts are available at the Charlotte Players business office free of charge to members of Charlotte Players or with a $10 refundable deposit to non-members of Charlotte Players. For more information, call 941-255-1022.Pancake brunchesThe Mens Fellowship group kicked off its 42nd season for the ever-popular granddaddy of all pancake brunches in the Englewood United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The brunches take place every other Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The next date is Saturday, Dec. 6. A $5 ticket ($3 for children) buys unlimited pancakes, orange juice, and a bottomless cup of coffee or tea. Eggs and sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, or quiche and fruit side options are included in the price. For more information, visit www.englewoodumc. net, or call the church office at 941-474-5588. EUMC is at 700 E. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 21 EVENTS THIS WEEKTo celebrate the 3rd annual Bradenton Blues Festival happening on Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown Bradenton will buzz with blues concerts and outdoor festivities all weekend long, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7. We wanted to extend the terrific excite ment already built up around the festival, said Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, the organization powering the Bradenton Blues Festival and Bradenton Blues Weekend, along with multiple community partners and sponsors. The Bradenton area is a hotbed of celebrated blues musicians and blues bars, and we want to amplify the blues buzz. This year, blues fans can again spend the entire weekend grooving on the blues, Isham added. Shes also excited about a new Blues in the Library initiative, coordinated by the Central Library. The 2014 Bradenton Blues Festivals all-star lineup includes veteran singer and songwriter Marcia Ball, the double-edged guitar dynamics of Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, the rollicking Lil Ed & the Blue Imperials, multiple Grammy nominee Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, young whirl wind Samantha Fish, Georgia Songbird EG Kight, local stars Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones with harmonica virtuoso Dennis Gruenling; and refined finger-style blues guitarist Dave Muskett, who will entertain audiences between the major acts. This year, blues fans will also be treated to some down-home, Southern-style cuisine, craft beers and poured wine served up by the regions top restaurants, including Ortygia, Yachtsea Grille, SOMA Creekside, Cedar Reef Fish Camp, S.O.B. Burgers, Anna Maria Oyster Bar, and Hickory Hollow. Proceeds from the festival support Realize Bradentons free youth, art, and music outreach programs. Gates open at 10 a.m. The music starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the gate; $25 per person for groups of 10 or more; $20 for students; and $10 for children, ages 5-12. Children 4 and under will be admitted free. A limited number of reserved front row seats are available for $75 (chairs included). For the first time, tickets are available at Keetons Office & Art Supply, 817 Manatee Ave. West, 941-747-2995. For more info or tickets, visit a weekend of the BluesPROVIDED BY REALIZE BRADENTON Blues on Main Friday, Dec. 5, 5-10 p.m. at Old Main Street Three blues duos (Matt & Sidney, the Steve Arvey Band, and Bodie Valdez) perform on pedestrian-friendly Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton, with food and craft vendors. The Blues Appetizer Concert with the Bridget Kelly Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band Friday, Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. at Riverwalk Pavilion, 452 3rd Avenue Free mini-concert will showcase the Bridget Kelly Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band. Bring a blanket. Beverage and food are available. Dj Blues in The Blues Lounge with EG Kight Friday, Dec. 5, 7-11 p.m. at The Brickyard, 427 12th Street West Celebrated blues vocalist/guitarist EG Kight mesmerizes audiences with her rich voice and mastery of the guitar. Experience her blues smoothness in person before the Bradenton Blues Festival the next day. Tickets, which are $125, include premium open bar, food and entertainment; $75 of ticket proceeds benefit the Womens Resource Center of Manatee. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 941-747-6797 or visit Third Annual Bradenton Blues Festival at Bradentons Riverwalk Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Annual festival featuring a stellar team of top blues artists on the downtown Riverwalk. Lineup includes Marcia Ball, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Samantha Fish, EG Kight, Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones with Dennis Gruenling, and Dave Muskett. Bring a chair. Beverages and southern-inspired food will be available. Presenting is sponsor BMO Harris Bank leading 69 other sponsors. Riverwalk Pavilion, 452 3rd Ave., Bradenton. Tickets are limited. They are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the event. To purchase tickets visit or visit Keetons Office and Art Supply at 817 Manatee Ave. W. Blues on Main with Karen and the Big Bad Wolves Saturday, Dec. 6, 5-11 p.m. at Old Main Street, Bradenton Enjoy food, beverages and handmade crafts offered by local vendors. Tarpon Pointe Blues with the Sean Chambers Band Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.-midnight at Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar, 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton Experience the Sean Chambers Band up close and personal for an after-festival jam. Gospel Blues Brunch at SOMA Sunday, Dec. 7, noon-2 p.m. at Old Main Street, Bradenton Indulge in a delicious brunch at SOMA, 1401 Manatee Avenue W., and enjoy a gospel concert with Rebecca the Songbird and The New Soul Revue, featuring Henry Lawrence and Blue Crab Larry. Cost is $25; reservations are requested. Call 941-567-4001 for reservations. PHOTO PROVIDED BY MARY KEATING BRUTONMarcia Ball is one of the performers at the 3rd annual Bradenton Blues Festival.BRADENTON BLUES WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTSOf all the area boat parades, none oers so many prime viewing spots as the annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade. From its starting boat at the Albee Road Bridge in Nokomis to its turnaround at the Circus Bridge in Venice, there are literally miles of good view ing spots on either side of the Intracoastal Waterway through which the boats pass. By today, most of the boats are decorated and participants and their guests are rehearsing the carols they will sing. Generators to power all those lights are being checked again and again and viewers are planning their picnic dinners and snacks for Saturday evening. By Friday, there will be many roped-o areas where diehard fans will have picked their favorite viewing spots. There is easy access all along the Intracoastal Waterway, especially on the island side but also from the Historic Train Depot and its adjacent boat ramp which can be accessed from East Venice Avenue. Viewers do not have to trespass on private property and easily can nd excellent spots at the edge of the 100-foot-wide waterway. Members of Venice Yacht Club watch from the club as the parade detours in toward the club before heading back in the intracoastal on its path to the Circus Bridge. The picnic tables on the island side of the Venice Avenue Bridge are always the rst to be blocked o although the bridge briey blocks viewing of the boats as they pass under the span which will be locked in the up position for the parade. Only the Circus Bridge at the south end of the island can be used for going to and from the island Saturday night. Once again chaired by John Osmulski, the parade usually has 40 or more boats of various sizes and styles. Some entrants have been known to pull along a dinghy or other smaller boat as part of the theme, which is up to the individual entrant. The one thing everyone can count on is the chance to see a lot of lights, many Santas, reindeer and elves and to hear many Christmas carols, both recorded and live. Viewers will be oohing and aahing and snapping pictures as they cheer for friends and favorite boats. The rst parade was in 1989. There were 41 boats in that parade. Fifty boats seems to be an elusive goal, although the parade came close last year at almost the last minute. The entry fee for boats is $15. Donations make up the dierence to cover expenses, youth boat ing and college scholarships for students interested in marine science. MarineMax, Jacaranda Trace and Venice Yacht Club are regular sponsors at the gold level but any and all donations are welcome and tax-deductible as the parade is a 501(c)(3) organization. In the nine years that Ive run this, weve given away about $80,000 in college scholarships for Venice High School students, Osmulski said. We give away what we can each year, after the expenses are covered for the awards and awards reception. Designs seem to be more spectacular each year although the rules suggest keeping things simple and to make sure both sides of the boat are decorated the same way. The parade departs at 6 p.m. from the Albee Road bridge on Casey Key. Accompanied by police patrol boats, the parade heads south toward the Venice Jetty and then east and south again toward Venice Yacht Club before returning to the Intracoastal. There it con tinues south past the Hatchett Creek and Venice Avenue bridges to the Venice Circus Bridge near Center Road. The rst two bridges are locked in the open position to allow passage of the boats during the parade. We do it to give back to the community, Osmulski said. By doing this we get more back than we give. For more information, visit www.Venice, call John Osmulski at 941-809-8100 or via email at josmulski@ Christmas Boat Parade offers best viewing in areaBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR SUN FILE PHOTOThe annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights will be Saturday in Venice. 50473428 AAA Travel Invites You To000,1.Ls Torun exci.Lsize prizzaer-q'.P11M.Lhtinging outstanding itineraries and'-comprehensive;ntures for the Inquisitive traveler, you will soondiscover the Thuck difference.December 8,2014 e 5:30 pmAAA Venice100 S. Tarniarni Trail, Venice, FL 34293isti,Eli & A. AM


22 Lets Go! E/N/C/V December 3 9, 2014 LIVE MUSIC Upbeat focuses on pop and rock music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By Tom Lovasko, Sun Correspondent Top of Billboard Chart1961 Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean 1971 Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes 1981 Physical by Olivia Newton-JohnSpaced Out Pop/rock songs about space travel, UFOs, aliens, and outer space comprise a fascinating playlist for star gazing. Sheb Wooley had fun with Purple People Eater back in 1958 while Frank Sinatra crooned Fly Me to the Moon in 1964. Other unique s space songs include the Tornadoes instrumental Telstar; Jonathan Kings Everyones Gone to the Moon; The Byrds Mr. Spaceman and Eight Miles High; Creedence Clearwater Revivals It Came Out of the Sky; Steve Miller Bands Space Cowboy; the Rolling Stones Light Years From Home and the Beatles Across the Universe. The early s gave us Elton Johns Rocket Man, Deep Purples Space Truckin and David Bowies Space Oddity (ground control to Major Tom). In 1977, soft pop singers the Carpenters did Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft while Meco banked on a mega-movie with Star Wars Theme and Cantina Band. In 1980, an early rap song, Space Rap, came from Danny Renee and the Charisma Crew while Nucleus did Space is the Place. Finally, a couple of obscure picks Paul McCartneys Venus and Mars and Jimmy Buetts Desdemonas Building a Rocket Ship.Last week, the trivia question asked: Name the rock singer/songwriter/guitarist whose solo hits include Rocky Mountain Way and Lifes Been Good To Me, before he joined the Eagles in 1976.Answer: Joe Walsh. Our weekly winners are: Russ Samuel, Paul Wainman, Allan Tissot, Will Johnson, Gus Franz and Ken Phillips of Punta Gorda. Larry Lowe of Murdock, Fred Leuders of Venice, Kim Gregal of South Gulf Cove, Trip Wetmiller of Placida, Trudy Yuki of Englewood and Jon Derochie of Rotonda West. Gerry Baker, Jack Melton, Kathy Peltier, Wayne Hamilton, John (Cochise) Coburn and Dobie Pasco of Port Charlotte.THIS WEEKS QUESTION: Singers David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar were both members (at dierent times) of this s era rock band, whose songs included Jump and a cover of (Oh) Pretty Woman. Name the group.Everyone who answers correctly will be named in this section next week. Make sure to include your answer, your name and the city you reside in. Email responses to by noon Friday. READERS ROCK! George McLain, known locally as "The Caribbean Cowboy," believes in "Painting with sound." "I try to write my words so a blind man can see them," he said. Originally from Texas, McLain has experienced a long, often tumultuous career that began in Bakersville, Calif., where he honed his musical skills as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player. "I played with big-name house country/rock bands in the s and s," said McClain, "but my love for music spurred me on to another direction. After play ing ve nights a week with house bands, I learned to play and memorize the lyrics to many songs, met rising celebrities, and opened for some of the biggest names in show business. Eventually, however, I saw that time was passing, took the plunge, and set o for Nashville, Tennessee." It was important for McClain during that period to follow his dream of becoming a successful songwriter, and what better place to be than "Music Row" where he worked in a production company whose motto was: "Why chase a dream if you can catch it?" For McLain, Nashville proved to be the best of all possible worlds until circumstances beyond his control forced him to change directions and head back to Texas. In Austin, he found a job as an extra, body double, and stuntman in the ill-fated Disney movie "Santa Anna." In a sudden, rather comical twist of fate, McLain was assigned to play the part of the hangman. Because he had donated his hair to "Locks of Love" and no longer looked like a soldier, the short hair look as a hangman t perfectly. McLain, bored with playing extras, later headed to the Bahamas at the invitation of a fellow musician and spent three months performing at the Sandals resort, impersonating celebrity singers such as Johnny Cash. In the Bahamas, a group of Jamaican musicians dubbed McLain the "Caribbean Cowboy," and the name stuck. McLain relocated permanently to Englewood after visiting a friend six years ago. As a solo performer at Southwest Florida clubs, private events, and tiki bars, The Caribbean Cowboy's repertoire included more than the expected country/western tunes. "There are two kinds of songs good and bad," adds McLain, whose music encompasses a variety of genres including Americana, folk, blues, and ballads. "I'm being partial, but customers really appreciate the songs I have written or recorded and often request them," he said. Two years ago, while playing at Ricaltini's, a popular Englewood restaurant, McLain met Stephanie Drexler who was working as their front manager. He noticed that she was keeping time with the beat so he handed her a percussion instrument called an "egg shaker" and invited her to join him on stage. "I created a monster," quips McLain, "and now we perform as a duo, with Stephanie singing and playing the congas as well as other percussion instruments. Drexler, a former talk-show host for the Clemens, Mich., Chamber of Commerce and a stage actress, now works as the act's manager. For bookings, call her at 941-275-3842. To view upcoming performances, like them on Facebook, at George McLain paints music with sound, lyrics and rhythmBy CHRIS KOURAPISSUN CORRESPONDENT Girlfriends and fellow bartenders, left to right, Frankie Roler, Stephanie Drexler and Sheryl Shelton enjoy listening to singer/songwriter, George McLain, when he performs at Wills Honkytonk.SUN PHOTOS BY CHRIS KOURAPISStephanie Drexler and George McLain, The Caribbean Cowboy, performed on Nov. 21 at Wills Honkytonk, 232 S. McCall Road in Englewood. Winner of the Punta Gorda Chambers Non-profit Business of the Year Award! Peace River Wildlife Center, 3400 W. Marion Ave. Ponce deLeon Park, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-3830 50476350 A Bird in the Hand! ... is at the Peace River Wildlife Center Open every day for TOURS 11 AM PM FREE admission. 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December 3 9, 2014 E/N/C/V Lets Go! 23 LIVE MUSIC The Cultural Centers 2014-2015 Dinner Theater Season continues with three gorgeous gals on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with a fantastic performance from Vocal Vixens. This wonderful show starring Lyn Purmort, Kathryn Parks and Hannah Jae with Bob Constantino on piano celebrates brilliant songs made popular by the most sensational singers of all time. Do not miss this evening of dynamic divas pay ing homage to the Holidays in the style of artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Edith Piaf, Sarah Brightman and many more. The dinner theater season features a variety of new menus. The menu that accompanies the Vocal Vixens show is as follows: roast rib of beef, baby spinach pomegranate salad, honey roasted red potatoes, baked asparagus, warm dinner rolls and a dessert table with numerous choices of pies and puddings. Coee, iced tea and water will also be served. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. in the conference center and the show will follow at 7 p.m. in the theater. Tickets for the dinner and show combi nation are $25 for Cultural Center members, and $27 for the general public. Show-only tickets are $10 for Cultural Center members, and $12 for nonmembers, or $13 for all buyers on the day of the show. Purchase tickets at the Cultural Center box oce, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, online at, or over the phone at 941-625-4175, ext. 221.Vocal Vixens dinner show at the Cultural CenterSPECIAL TO THE SUNPHOTO PROVIDEDThe Cultural Centers 2014-2015 Dinner Theater Season continues with three gorgeous gals on Tuesday, Dec. 9, with a fantastic performance from Vocal Vixens. This wonderful show starring Lyn Purmort, Kathryn Parks and Hannah Jae with Bob Constantino on piano celebrates brilliant songs made popular by the most sensational singers of all time. In addition to the 15th annual production of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Venice Theatre has several other holiday oerings. The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens the theaters holiday season in the Pinkerton Theatre, Dec. 5-21. Set in Starke, Fla., this version of the trailer park series features Betty, Lin and Pickles and some new characters, including a Scrooge-like character with amnesia, ringing in the holidays at Armadillo Acres. Music and lyrics are by David Nehls with book by Betty Kelso. The Venice production is being directed by Kelly Woodland with music direction by Peter Madpak, choreography by Laura Priscilla Homan, set by John Andzulis, costumes by Stephanie Gift, lighting by Ryan Mueller, sound by Dorian Boyd and stage management by Linda Kochmit. Tickets are $13-$28. Dec. 12 and 13, Venice Theatre presents one of the most well-received oerings from Junes international festival which was held at Venice Theatre Our Daily Bread, presented by a company from Argentina. Performed by two actors in an up-tempo silent movie style, it relates the story of the couples relationship from rst meeting to old age, including child-rearing and midlife crisis. Bread is the center of the show with a whole lot of kneading and such going on. At the festival it was presented as a one-hour show in festival format. This time, audiences will be able to see the entire two-hour production on the main stage. Tickets are $25. Opening next on the main stage will be A Christmas Carol, with original music by E. Susan Ott, lyrics and new music by Scott Keys, this version of the classic Christmas story and its ghosts of Christmas, Past, Present and Future has become an area favorite. Eric Watters returns once again as Ebeneezer Scrooge and several Venice Theatre students who are now in college will be home in time to take part in the show. Some of the students have not only grown up in various shows at the theater but also have worked their way through this play as they have grown. This year there is new music arranged and scored by Jason Brenner. Tickets are $10 for children, $13 for college students and $17 for adults. It will play on the main stage, Dec. 18-21. Following A Christmas Carol on the main stage, Dec. 21-22 at 8 p.m. will be The Sounds of Christmas, sung by the theaters talented singers. Tickets are $12-$24. Not a holiday show but one that should be on your gift list both to give and to receive is Disneys and Cameron Mackintoshs Mary Poppins, which will play on the main stage, Feb. 17-March 15, the height of Snowbird Season. Likely to be a sell-out in any season, this one could well sell out before it opens. While ordering tickets to the holiday shows, it might be a good idea to order tickets to this show as well. The show features music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and book by Julian Fellowes with new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-created by Cameron McIntosh, it is set in England in 1910 and features the troubled Banks family, jack-of-all-trades Bert, young Jane and Michael and the one nanny capable of taming them Mary Poppins. This is the rst production of the classic show in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $13 for children K-12, $15 for college students and $28 for adults. The Venice Theatre is at 140 Tampa Ave. W., Venice. For more information, call 941-488-1115.Venice Theatre offers many holiday showsBy KIM COOLFEATURES EDITOR rfn rrtntbtnr nnfntbnnbnb r rr r r 490564 50475547 and much, much more! 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Spa, Beautiful Landscaping. See ID#23979228 For Details. $515,000 913-660-8887 REDUCED! ROTONDA BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1:00-4:00PM A MUSTSEE NEW 3/2/3W/DEN& POOLAT33 MEDALISTCIRCLE, WHITEMARSH. TOP-OF-THE-LINEMODERNSOPHISTICATED DESIGN. $359,900 CALL941-769-0200 %*$)*&#!$& #&*,!-&&"'"*+( WATERFRONT in PGI! Split bdrm, double master, all updated. Huge fenced yard! New 32' dock w/2 floating boat lifts. A STEAL $239,900 Jeff Richards, KW Peace River Partners 941-875-3366 GOLFCOURSE COMMUNITY1035 PUNTA GORDA Beautiful golf course frontage. Water view too. Upscale large condo with attached garage & interior laundry. 3 bed/2bath. Open Floor Plan, Screened Patio/Lanai Bargain! $219K 855-424-3681 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 PORT CHARLOTTE3/2/2 Furnished Solar Heated POOL Home On Tarpon Canal w/ Dock. 5 Minutes to Harbor! Fireplace & Security System. This is a Must See Gem! $324,900. 941-456-2524 PUNTA GORDAISLES 3/3/2 Canal Front Home with Dock, Lift, Pool, Fenced Yard & is Close to Harbor! New Carpet. $279,900 Willie Keiser,Berkshire Hathaway FL Realty 941-276-9104 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3445 Nighthawk Ct. The ONL Y NEW Waterfront Home with 92 Seawall. 3/3/2 No Bridges, POOL, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Tops, Tile. $499,000. Chris Pelletier, Broker Pelletier Home Builders (941)-400-7730 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+PUNTA GORDA ISLES UPDATED 3/3/3, 3,200+ Sq. Ft, Heated POOL Home. PLUS Office & Game Room or Possible 4th Bedroom. Boat Lift. $649,000. Marie Sellitto, 941-626-3770 Fishermans Village Realty WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 $499,000.00 3 BEDROOM2 BATHHOME ONDEEPWATERCANALWITH VIEWSOFINTRACOASTALOLIVIAJONES, BROKERPARSLEYBALDWINREALTY941-456-1281 ENGLEWOOD/CAPEHAZESAILBOATWATERFRONT2BR/1BAWITHLG. ENCLOSED LANAIORFAMRM, 1300SFALL TILE, LOTS& LOTSOFUPGRADESROOF, AC, MORE. 90X110 LOT$249,900 920-737-9159 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+HARBORTOWN MARINA, CAPE HAZE PLACIDA LRG1/1, POOL/SPA, NEAR360DEGREEWATERVIEWSOFMARINA& ICW. ACCESSPALMIS. RESORT&PRIV. BEACHESBYWATERTAXI/CAR FERRY. FURNISHED, GREATRENTAL HISTORY. GRABITBEFORESNOW BIRDSARRIVE. 941-769-0200. ONLY$175,900 PARK LIKE 40 ACRES, Four Island Lake. Hills, Ponds, Canal. 3BR/2BA Manufactured Home in South Charlotte County. 239-482-2382 PGI TARPONCOVE 2/2/2 + Den Condo. Spectacular Unit! Top of the Line. Deep Water 13k lb Boat Lift. Direct Access.$525,000 Macks Dillon, Sun Realty 941-916-3022 HOMES FOR SALE1020 VENICE, GA TED, GOLF, GOR-GEOUS! STUNNINGSAWGRASSPOOL& SPAHOME. 3/2/3, 2300 SF., SS APPLIANCES. BEAUTIFULLYLANDSCAPED! METICULOUSLYMAINTAINED! $458,000. 941-485-4605 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 ATTN: All Boaters BIG & small! 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Please Apply in Person to: Gardens of Venice 2901 Jacaranda Blvd. Venice, Florida 34293 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+CNAS, HHASand CaregiversFind new clients by advertising your services in the Senior Directory ev ery Wednesday in The Sun Newspapers This feature publishesin Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties Mar ket yourself reach 150,000 readers! Call 941-429-3110 for more information LOTS & ACREAGE1500 NORTH CAROLINA LAND $69,900.00 LENOIR...1.7 ACRES... ALL FLAT LAND! MAGNIFICENT LOCATION CITYWATER,PHONE,DEEPWELL, CABLE,ELECTRICANDABEAUTIFULRELAXINGSTREAM! TAXESONLY$150.00 PERYEAR.OWNER FINANCING WITHSMALLDOWN.CALL941-496-9252 WATERFRONT1515 LEMON BAY FRONT LOT AC +/ESTATELOT, 1600 NEWPOINTCOMFORTRD., ENGLEWOOD. CANBESPLITINTO2 LOTS. NEW90 FT. DOCK&1,800 SQ. FT. WATERFRONT PAVERPATIO. OWNERFINANCING POSSIBLE$575,000. O.B.O CALL941-769-0200 NORTH PORT 2/3 ACRE 270 on Starview waterway. $37,900 Other Lots, some on fresh water canals, several traks, 3,4,5 adjacent lots. 941-286-7003 PUNTA GORDAHERONS COVE Fabulous Gulf Access 4.5 Acre Site in Convenient, Estate Community. Ultimate Privacy and Natural Beauty! Gorgeous Waterviews! Pub Water/Sewer & Underground Utilities! $289,900 John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential BUSINESS FOR SALE1600 15% CAPRATE SUCCESSFUL WATERFRONT RESTAURANT. 90 SEATS IN/100 OUT | 7 COP LICENSE+ 40 SLIPS MARINA:$2MM. OPTIONAL: HOME AND 3 COTTAGES:$500K. OWNER FINANCING.SIMPLY MARINAS: ASH1@SIMPLYMARINAS.COM 305-439-9581 BUSINESS RENTALS1610 PORT CHARLOTTE 3315 Harbor Blvd, off US41 Retail or Office Space. Approx. 425 sqft. All Tile Floor, Great Location. Call for More Details: 941-206-0250 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 PORT CHAR. VILLA w/Courtyard. Ganyard St. 2/1 Bdrm w/screened lanai Jan. only. $2400 941-345-7080 PUNTA GORDA2/2 lakefront unit $675 w/disc. Inc water/sewer/Pool. Realty Mgt 941-625-3131 flar APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 NOW ACCEPTING WAITINGLIST APPLICATIONS941-473-0450 HERON COVE APTS 2BR/2BA$825/MO PUNTA GORDA Isles, 4 point canal, 2/2 Pool, W/D, Boat Dock, Annual Lease $900/mo, water incl. No Pets. Call 941-759-0176 or 815-217-1251 VENICEISLAND Efficiency 1 & 2 br, Call for details. No pets, 1 yr lease 941-416-5757or 323-6466 ($-'$!.$"&)$" +-!.,)&""-#-$%* 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. Call us Today for a Tour of our Community! 941-429-2402 EFFICIENCIES FOR RENT1350 HARBOUR HEIGHTS close to river, newly renovated efficiencies w cable & internet, SunnybrookMotel 941-625-6400 VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 ENGLEWOOD AND VENICE Great Selection Available WEST COAST PROPERTY Mgmt SOUTH VENICE, Furnished 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, No Smoking. Call For Details. 941-493-0849 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 S S E EL L L L I I N N G G Y Y O O U U R R H H O O M M E E, C C O O N N D D O O , O O R R L L O O T T ? ? W W e e c c a a n n h he e l l p p y y o o u u. .A A d d v v e e r r t t i i s s e e y y o o u u r r h h o o m m e e , c c o o n n d d o o , o o r r l l o o t t w w i i t t h h u u s s a a n n d d r r e e a a c c h h o o v v e e r r 1 1 7 7 5 5 , 0 0 0 0 0 0 r r e e a a d d e e r r s s i i n n C C h h a a r r l l o o t t t t e e , S Sa a r r a a s s o o t t a a , & & D D e e S So o t t o o C C o o u u n n t t i i e e s s a a n n d d o o n n l l i i n n e e e e v v e e r r y y d d a a y y .A A s s k k a a b bo o u ut t o o u ur r 9 90 0 d d a a y y s s p pe e c c i i a a l l .C C a a l l l l o o n n e e o o f f o o u u r r c c l l a a s s s s i i f f i i e e d d e e x x p p e e r r t t s s f f o o r r a a l l l l t t h h e e d d e e t t a a i i l l s s a a t t 8 8 6 6 6 6 4 4 6 6 3 3 1 1 6 6 3 3 8 8 R R e e a a l l t t o or r s s W W e e l l c c o om m e e ! 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Vernon McGee Thru The Bible Radio Network 91.5 FM 6am & 9:30pm 91.3 FM 12:30pm & 7:30pm 1-800-65Bible (2-4253) )(&""*#*$%!'&($" C 'lTWednesday, December 3, 2014GOREN BRIDGE 7 Little WordsWITH BOB JONES Find the 7 words to match the 7 clues. The numbers in parenthesesrepresent the number of letters in each solution. Each letter `-'2014 Tribune Content Agency. LLC 0ANAL Y7.F. THE LF,AD combination can be used only once, but all letter combinations Nwill be necessary to complete the puzzle.Neither vulnerable. East deals. the dummy and South took sometime to think about the hand. CLUES SOLUTIONSNORTH East-West were using "third andA K J 6 2 fifth" leads, meaning they led theK Q 7 third highest card from an even 1 British sheepdog (7) o10 number of cards and the lowest card o4 A 7 6 5 from an odd number. East could 2 nice dishes (9)WEST EAST therefore not have started with the a6 10 8 5 *Q4 king-queen-ten of clubs West 3 made a choice (6) o10 ? 9642 would not have led the four. King-8 6 5 4 2 K Q J 9 7 ten dente was possible, but it seemed 4 "The Man from UNCLE" star (6) 04 Q 9 4 2 4 K 10 more likely that the lead was from 9SOUTH four cards to an honor and that East 5 rings up (5) o9 7 3 had started with either king-ten or 0A J 8 5 3 queen-ten doubleton. East had shown 6 cultured lady, formerly oA3 up with four hearts and likely five yy (11)4 J 8 3 diamonds. Should East have started owith a singleton spade, or three to the 7 watches over (5) C\JThe bidding: queen, the contract was notEAST SOLJTH WEST NORTH makeable.1<;, IT 4: 4NT Assuming this analysis wasPass 5,Pass 6correct. then East had shown up with HN RE I E SHE I NAPass Pass Pass a combined maximum of nine high`Pre-emptive card points in hearts, diamonds andclubs. South reasoned that East + +Opening lead: Four of 4 needed to hold the queen of spades or LT VA AN PIC CAhe would not have the values to openGood declarers are in the habit of the bidding, so he rose with dummy'sanalyzing the opening lead why king of spades and "great was the fallthat suit, why that card and what does thereon:"WA LLS U G CH TLEit all mean? They don't always do thisat trick one. (Bob Jones welcomes readers'South won the opening lead with responses sent in care of thisdummy's ace, noting the 10 from newspaper or to Tribune Content GE N N DS WO M TE KE DEast. He cashed the ace of spades Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrovebefore drawing trumps in four Dr, Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001.rounds, discarding a club from E-mail responses mmar be sent to Tuesday's Answers: 1. MEASURED 2. ANATOMIC 3. BEENdummy. Next came a spade toward tcacrlitorsC) tribune.corrr.J 4. HOLSTERED 5. BROKAW 6. HARVESTERS 7. 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r\006 b\002r\001nfftt ft \n\007\006b FURNITURE6035 FURNITURE Pine. End tables (Ethan Allen), Book Cases, Livingroom Set, Assorted Household Goods. Make offer. 941-508-4321 HEADBOARD King, White bookcase style $25 330-9796770 IBUYFURNITURE Or anything of value! 941-485-4964 JEWELRY CHEST Tbltop/Cherry/Mirror drs/Nice $55 941-624-0364 KING BED Mattress & Double Box Spring. Mattress Like New. 3 Sets of Sheets & Spread. $600 941-426-1430 KITCHEN TABLE w/4 uphlst swivel chairs. $75 941-6981002 LAMPS (2)mauve tropical style, 39 as new $95 941474-0010 LIVINGROOM SET 8pcs. Ratan $375 402-435-8251 LIVING ROOMSET Tommy Bahama, Tropical 5 Pc. Incl. Sofa (Sleeper) w/ Throw Pillows, Love Seat, Coffee Table, 2 End Tables. 2 Yrs. New! $700 obo 860-625-5000 Cell LOVE SEAT Blue microfiber. Cream slip cover $90 502-592-1088 MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 NIGHT STAND whitewash. 33h. 2 drawer. $50 517896-0761 NOVELTY STANDS (2). 32 4 Adjustable Levels. Magazine Rack, 3 legs. Early American Wood. $10/ea 941-629-2699 OCCASIONAL TABLES 2end, coffee, sofa. DkOak. $275 502-592-1088 PATIO SET 3 PC. new. $55 941-235-2203 PATIO SET w/ 42 glass top table round, 4 cushioned swivel chairs. $125 Good cond. 941-697-9961 QUEEN BEDROOMSET new bed, 2 dressers $250 941764-6731 RECLINER Electric Leather Excellent condition. $425 941-769-5049 RECLINER LAZYBOY ELECTRIC swival rocker $295 941-580-4460 ROCKER RECLINER swivel lazy boy electric $295 941-580-4460 ROCKER RECLINER swivel lazy boy electric $175 941580-4460 ROCKER.RECLINER LAZYBOY fiber optic plush $185 941-580-4460 ROCKING CHAIRS, SWIVEL Peach ex. cond. $40 765469-9018 RUG ORIENTAL,LOTUS. blackk. ex. cond. $155 941235-2203 SMOKER ANTIQUE Solid Maple Art Deco GC $35 941766-0637 SOFA &LOVE SEAT Moss Green Like new $400 941-497-1197 SOFA -RECLINING 87 deliver local $200 719-649-1225 SOFA BEIGEcamel back ex condition $100 941-4740010 SOFA Large designer couch great condition, PGI $150 260-750-6500 SOFA SLEEPER Qn. size w/ matching love seat pastel colors excellent cond. no pets $175. 941-460-9033 or 330-842-2913 Englewood FURNITURE6035 BEDROOM SET Queen, nice, $600 941-769-2131 BEDROOM SET white queen 5 piece nice $250 941-6620213 BOX SPRINGS King set new $20 330-979-6770 BUFFET CABINET solid pecan 62W 32H drwers/cupboards $200 941-697-2129 CABINET BOW FRONT Mirror back, 3 shelf 1/2 glass, lights inside, 77 h x 39 w x18 d Like new. $295 941763-0276 CABINET nice sturdy pine corner cabinet ex cond $100 941-474-5771 CABINETS 2-Oak wheelsglass doors $60 941-4969252 CART UTILITY light wicker, 29X29X18 $126 941-2755837 CASTER BED FRAME King or queen large. $25 810-7663266 CHAIRS DINING ROOM upholstered (4) cherry $499 941-564-8757 CHEST 5DRAWER 42X30X16 $50 941-5050094 CHINACABINET Large Lighted $220 941-474-5771 CHINA CABINET, beautiful solid Cherry $325. Also, Oak Hall Seat. Call 941-421-4646. COFEE TABLE, Oak. $30 End Table, Oak. $25 941-629-2699 COFFEE TABLE Big Black Beautiful coffee table w/drawer. 50 x 30 $35 941-4608393 COMPUTER DESK MEDIUM WOOD COLOR $65 941-743-0605 COMPUTER DESK w/ hutch and file, nice $75 941-6620213 COUCH faux rattan/fabric like new! $299 941-275-5837 COUCH Microfiber 90light brown excellent condition $200 941-249-8888 DESK ROLLTOP very nice $100 810-766-3266 DESK, ROLLTOP Good Cond. Pics. $225 850-206-1094 Port Char DINETTE SET 42Rd Table 18leaf,4 chairs. $115 941999-4456 DINETTE SET Lt Oak, 41, leaf, 4 Uph chairs $125 630-370-3790 DINING SET 48X30 TABLE/6 CHAIRS $299 941-275-5837 DINING SET Beautiful Marble table, 6 chairs $500/ obo 941408-5321 DINING SET table w/4 chairs $75 419-571-1780 DINING TABLE DUNCAN PHYFE DROPLEAF $325 941-743-0605 DINNING TABLE 60X42, beveled glass top w/4 chairs, beautiful design $150 941662-0213 END TABLES 1 oak, 1 white $15 419-571-1780 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 3 pcs/whitewash $225 941275-5837 Fine Italian Leather LIVING RM SET 3pc, w/fold out bed. $2,500 OBO 941-447-2034 FOOTSTOOL Round blue stripe cover 13hx14w $15 859-466-9572 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 TABLECLOTH 66X84wht ctn embr 8 naps new $20 941697-0501 TROPICAL BATH Pictures,silk arrange,linens 17pcs $125 941-276-1881 VACWET/DRY Craftsman 6.5 HP $25 941-624-0364 VACUUM Hoover Wind Tunnel all tools $50 941-423-3095 VACUUM, KENMORE Progressive Upright $25 941629-4950 WINDOW AC 6000BTU Very good condition $40 941-6379561 HOLIDAYITEMS6031 BELL, LENOX SNOWFLAKE embossed, gold trim $20 941-639-1517 CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Hallmark singing snowmen, ornaments, platter more. 941-697-4213 CHRISTMASTree 6.5 450 light $50 941-276-3565 CHRISTMAS TREE 6.5 ft Windham Pine with clear lights. $40 513-520-2638 CHRISTMAS TREE 7.5 Ft. Unlit Mtn Pine $35 941-6256738 CMAS ITEMS Card hldr, candles, orn, nutcrack 14/ $15 941-276-1881 CRYSTAL HOLIDAY tree orig box, w/batteries $15 941639-1517 GARLAND 20 FT Green Garland $25 941-347-8825 GARLAND 20 FT Green Garland $25 941-347-8825 HEADBOARD Queen Console black marble $5 941-4298221 INFLATABLE SANTA large on a harley8ft $25 941-6371517 LIGHT RARE CHRISTMAS Lights START AT $2 941-6240928 NATIVITY SCENE From Sams, Large $30 941-2763565 PINE CHRISTMASTREE 6 ft pre-lit multi in box. $30 941240-5540 RIBBON GARLAND BEADS xmas trim new gold rib $20 941-828-0171 SUGAR CREAMER SET Pfaltzgraff Xmas Heritage $15 941-639-1517 TRIM SET xmas tree new boxed gold orn/skirt $70 941-828-0171 FURNITURE6035 ANTIQUE BED handmade in Belgium. Gorgeous inlaid berled Wood. Headboard and Footboard $75 913-481-4639 ARM CHAIR Swivel Beige, Exc Condition. $50 941-9994456 ARMOIRE BEDROOM honey oak 60x18x38in. exc $175 517-896-0761 BAKERS RACK Beautiful, Large Bakers Rack $225 941-474-5771 BED MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED QUEEN AIR size Deluxe built-in pump $25 941-6295427 BED rollaway twin with mattress $65 941-276-2629 BEDROOM SET Captains bed 2 dressers mattress bookcase Hb. $250 941-628-8975 BEDROOM SET Full, 8pc. $400 941-249-4601 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 FIREPLACE White w/built-in AM-FM stereo Exc cond $140 610-780-1273 GAS CAN 2.5 gal $4 941743-0582 GRANDFATHER CLOCK RIDGEWAYGreat gift! $200 941-276-3565 GRILL, NATHANS Electric. 10x14. $8 941-830-1531 HEATER Double Propane adj. heat $75 941-979-5187 HOT TRAYS 3 Buffet style elec, 7x25/10x16/14x25 all $15 941-830-0524 KING SHEETS 100% cotton light teal & white stripes $29 941-276-1881 KNIFE SET W/CASE the pampered chef knife exc. $16 941-697-9485 LIGHT bankers light green like new $10 941-743-0582 LIVING ROOMSET Ratan/8 pcs. $400 402-435-8251 LUGGAGE Overnight CarryOn. 5 pcs. $3-$5/ea 941-629-2699 MATTRESS &BOX SPRING King size, good cond. $125 941-629-7670 MATTRESS, QUEEN & BOX. Brand New Will Sell $175. Also Have KING. 941-629-5550 MILK GLASS WESTMORELAND, RARE $25 941-5758881 MIRROR Gold wood 32 x 44 $45 859-466-9572 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 PAINTINGS, EXPENSIVE WALL paintings ea $40 941580-4460 PARSON CHAIRS 8 crme clean $480 941-429-8221 PICTURE FRAME DIGITAL 7 remote 50org newinbox $15 941-697-0501 PICTURES ORIENTAL Coord vases, decos 8 pcs ea $10 941-830-0524 RANGE GE PROFILE-White. Exc.Cond. $150 941-9169026 ROASTER MAGNILITE 15 INCH 13 QUARTS $40 941505-0094 RUG unique rag in off-wht 31/2 x 5 $40 941-629-4950 SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL Union Special $250 941-276-0215 SWEEPER OUTDOOR SSn80 $40 941-624-0928 TABLE Lt Wood Rd 42,18leaf,4 chairs $115 941-999-4456 AUCTIONS6020 AUCTION Bank Repo Entertainment Center 100s of items, Amusement Machines, Inflatables, Attraction, Snack Bar, Auction December 6th 11am, 700 NW 57th Place, Fort Lauderdale. INFO. (844)FUN-2BID. VISIT THE VENICE AUCTION EVERY THURSDAY AT 5:00PM 1250 US 41 BYPASS SOUTH VENICE see our website for picturesV 941-485-4964JOE LARAVIERE AB2444 AU3066 10% BP ARTS AND CRAFTS6025 CRICUT IMAGINE with 5 cartridges and 2 mats $130 941-505-1955 FOOTBALL WREATHS $20 941-697-7364 PENS, FOUNTAIN Lot (7) new/used incl Waterman, Pilot, Pelican $100 941-613-2411 UNIQUE SW Art Must See Multiple items. $400 941-6284957 WALL ART/FLOOR LAMP Unique SoWest sold as a group $100 941-456-5340 DOLLS6027 BARBIE winter velveT beautiful, newinbox $15 941-8300524 BARBIES, HARLEYDAVIDSON (6) NIB $250 941-4672534 DOLL FARMER JIM exc. 10 in. high $10 941-697-9485 HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 AREA RUG from Belgium 79 x 10 new $145 941-5250756 ARM CHAIR Beige Swivel Like New $50 941-999-4456 BED MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 BED TOPPER TWIN Feather bed topper like new $25 941505-0094 BLANKET KING-SIZE White thermal $15 941-276-1881 BLINDS ROLL-UP 2-3x6, 15x6 Palm picture $30 941474-4120 BREAKFAST NOOK Light Colored w/Bench $50 941-623-2443 CAMERA SECURITY IPvideo VIVINT ADCV510 nib $25 941830-0524 CANDLE &VOTIVE Holders All different as new14/ $20 941-276-1881 CARPET REMNANTS New 6x9 & 3.5x7.5 beige $135 307-575-5337 CHANDELIER White with 3 lights $75 941-979-5187 CHINA NORITAKE 91 PCS. PLATINUM#5558 $300 941575-8881 CHINA SET NORITAKE for 12 77 pieces $75 937-5467727 COFFEE MAKER DeLonghi 14c, new in box. $30 941240-5540 DEHUMIDIFIER 70 pint, used once ex cond $100 941-9795654 DOG JACKET Harley bike blk $70 orig med LN $25 941830-0524 PUNTAGORDA GARAGE SALES6007 THURS. 8-1 10303 Burnt Store Rd(Eagle Point MHP) Lot #233 on 7th St. Sofa, 2 Chairs, Dresser, & Misc items. S. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6010 Big Garage Sale 1059 Qeen Rd., Venice Sat. Dec. 6th, construction materials and tools, furniture, soccer goals, clothing, shoes, and much more. FRI-SAT 8-5 South Venice Garage Sale826 South Venice Blvd. Variety of Items To Sell, Nice Things. VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6011 SAT 8-12 351 Orange Rd. Venice Church Of God Behind Crest Cadillac. COMMUNITYSALE. SAT. DEC 6TH 9-1 Harbor Lights MHP. 617 Tamiami Trail N. FLEAMARKET CHRISTMASItems & Furniture ONLY GULFCOVE/SGC GARAGE SALES6014 SAT-SUN.10-2 9386 Migue Circle. Moving sale furniture, mower, bar stools, bistro set, much more. Must See!!! Very Nice. AUCTIONS6020 PUBLIC AUCTION Live & Online Tue. Dec. 16th at 10am 6865 NW 36th Ave. Miami, FL 33147 Hurst Awning Company, Inc. Case #14-029067 CA 40. Equipment, Vehicles, Forklifts, Inventory, Intangible Assets, Product Approvals. Love Pets Worldwide, LLC Large Quantity of Pet Accessories & Products 15%-18% BP *********************** Blue Ribbon Blossoms, LLC Case #14-10614-RAM 06 Ford E-350 Diesel Extended Van, 06 Isuzu NPR HD 14 Refrigerated Box Truck. 10%-13% BP Preview: 12/15 10-3pm (800) 840-BIDS AB-1098 AU-3219 Eric Rubin Live & Online Bidding for Farm, Ranch, Construction Equipment & Misc tools SAT. DEC. 13TH AT 9AMNow Accepting ConsignmentsGo to online bidding at Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Frank E. Land, Auctioneer (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTION ON THE SW COAST OF FLORIDA! SELLING US NAVY SUPPORT EQUIPMENT ONLINE VIA PROXIBID, EQUIPMENT LOCATED OFF SITE AT PAX RIVER NAVAL AIRSTATION IN MARYLAND. CALL JIM BRANDENBURG AT 202-359-5970 TO SCHEDULE INSPECTIONS %$'&&(!("# '#&&"$$ Loo%WOOOOOOOOO %,000000000ElL4044El0ZA T0EloucL44*4El0


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Exc cond $450 770-546-2131 SHOWER BENCH for Tub or Shower, NICE $40 941-2688951 SHOWER CHAIR NEW Condition $30 941-268-8951 TRANSFER BENCH BATHTUB AND SHOWER $40 941-743-0605 WHEELCHAIR ELECTRIC battery/charger $499 941275-5837 WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER RAMP Alum. Portable Ramp 10x29 2 pc. ea 30# hinged Total capacity 800# $325 703-772-0690 MUSICAL6090 PIANO X-MAS special Mendelsson spinet $425 941697-6592 VIOLIN 19TH CENTURY 1800s Stainer Violin. Exc.Playing Cond.Needs a good home $950 610-780-1273 MEDICAL6095 BATHTUB & SHOWER GRAB BARS INSTALLED Dont W ait to F all to Call! Free In-Home Evaluation 25 Years ExperienceCALL JIMS BATHROOM GRAB BARS,LLC 941-626-4296 AIR PURIFIER Austin health mate 1500 sq ft $325 941625-7900 ATTENTION: VIAGRA USERS VIAGRA 100 mg. CIALIS 20 mg. 40 pills + 4 FREE for only $99. No Prescription needed! Discreet Shipping. Call Now 1-800-224-0305. BEDSIDE COMMODE /Shower Chair by Carex $35 941268-8951 BEDSIDE COMMODE LIKE NEW W/ARMRESTS $40 941-743-0605 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 DANISH CHRISTMAS PLATES 60s/70s 9 Lot $65 941-456-5341 ELVIS TEDDY BEARS HAVE 4 $75 941-627-6780 FIGURINE HUMMEL 1948 Photographer mint! $155 941-639-1517 LAMPS, 2, Childs brass fire exingushr $150 941-6294950 LICENSE-PLATES VINTAGE ME,NY,TX & more $10 941-697-6592 LPS &CASSETTES 70s rock& soul vintage many $1 941-697-6592 MIRROR LABATTS BEER Collector & more $30 941697-6592 NEWSPAPER HONOLULU Star Bulletin vintage $125 941-697-6592 NEWSPAPER REMEMBER Pearl Harbor day $125 941-697-6592 OX-YOKE 100 year old hand carved wood $75 941-6976592 PINBACKS 14 vintage cub & boy metals $30 941-697-6592 PLATE SPODE (2) Ret Cabinet 200th Anniv ea $20 941-6970501 ROCKER WOODEN PLATFORM $85 941-474-5771 SALT CELLARS Antique. Crystal. Ex cond. $2 941-6978598 VICTROLA TALKING machine needles & records $425 941-697-6592 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 FAUX FUR COAT Ladies long 14 $50 770-546-2131 WEDDING GOWN Sz 24.Lace/Satin. $40 941-8301531 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ALWAYS BUYING ANTIQUES, ART, SILVER NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES (941) 639-9338 BASEBALL CARDS 1971 Topps mint set. $495 810210-9553 BASEBALL CARDS 1971 Topps mint set. $495 810210-9553 BOOK 1ST EDITION YazBaseball, The Wall & Me $15 941-639-1517 BOOKS LOT (35) Teenage Mystery incl early eds. Drew/Bolton $250 941-6132411 CASH PAID **any old military items, swords, medals, uniforms, old guns. Dom (941)-416-3280 COIN 1858 LL FLYING CENT F-12 $36 941-457-0155 COIN 1911S PENNY EF-40 NICE COIN $60 941-4570155 COIN 1932 QUARTER UNCIRCULATED $22 941-457-0155 COIN 1935 QUARTER BU COIN $15 941-457-0155 COIN 1963 PROOF QUARTER PQ COIN $17 941-457-0155 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 COMPUTER DESK TOP HP COMPAQ & MNTR $95 941391-6211 COMPUTER DESK W/2 side file cabs. $40 765-469-9018 COMPUTER SPEAKERS (3) flr. Altec Lansing powerful $40 941-743-0348 COMPUTER WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM & HP PRINTER Dell 3GB, Ex.Condition. $125 941-626-2130 DESK &CHAIR pull out key board tray 44 x 24 $100 941-621-4014 DIG PHOTO alb w/keych NIB usb 2.0 rechar 60 $20 941743-0348 FILE CABINET 2 drawers w/lock in box $30 941-7403286 FLAT SCREEN MONITOR 17Megavision, high resolution. $25 941-743-0348 MODEM WIRELESS century link complete $55 941-6276780 MONITOR NEW DESKTOP NEVER USED $60 941-743-0605 PC TOWER DESKTOP Win7 ready to use $125 941-6391113 WANTE TOBUY DVD RECORDER/PLAYER $35 941-637-9168 CLOTHING/ JEWELRY/ ACCESSORIES 6065 BRIDAL VAIL used, great shape $50 941-626-9027 CHAPS LEATHER vest sm like new $100 941-429-7536 GOLF JACKET T ommy Bahama L, drk blue, full zipper $25 916-396-7750 JACKET LEATHER GreySuade/cotton large $10 941445-5619 JACKET LEATHER new mens M/C 56 TALL $125 941-4672580 JACKET LEATHER Womens Blk Hip length, size S $10 941-830-1531 JACKET, LEATHER XL, sz36 black like new $150 941-4297536 JADE BRACLETS authentic /beautiful green/orange $25 941-286-1170 JEWISH PRAYER shawl beautiful white/silver tassels $15 941-286-1170 MINKS: BLOND MINK CAPE LARGESIZE& DARK MINK COATLARGESIZE GREATCOND. BEST OFFER 941-204-3734 MOTORCYCLE HELMET Black Shorty Med. $10 941460-8338 MOTORCYCLE HELMETS 2 Both w/built in visors $25 314-609-1540 NECKLACE New Sapph/Diam From Diamonds Int. $325 727-612-7209 PLATINUM RING 12 diamonds appraised at 600.00 $175 941-286-1170 PURSE COACH black leather purse. brand new $150 941661-6185 SHIRTS Mens White 1634/35,NIB $13 941-6240928 SNEAKERS lady,s white SZ 8 SKECHERS $20 941-6276780 TOP COAT MENS size 42 never worn $100 941-9795187 WEDDING DRESS used, great shape size 8. $250 941-626-9027 FURNITURE6035 SOFA Cream w/Khaki stripes $275 502-592-1088 SOFA SLEEPER queen, chair and ottoman $200 941-6620213 SOFA TABLE wrought iron top. $135 941235-2203 SOFA,HIGH BACK Pencil Rattan, Exc.Cond. $475 989305-1736 SOFABED 48W Ex. shape sturdy $235 941-580-4460 SOFABED, 3/4 for smaller area custom $245 941-5804460 STOOLS WOODEN (2) 29 HIGH $30 941-697-7364 STORAGE CABINETS Wood 26h x 12w x 11d $30 859466-9572 TABLE & Mirror Black 1/2 moon $40 941-249-4601 TABLE Hardwood. Tiered. 3 Legs w/ Cloth & Vase Holding Silk Flowers. $30 Foot Stool w/ Cushion $10 941-629-2699 TABLE PEDESTAL 52round w/leaf cherry $499 941-5648757 TABLE RATTAN & 4 chairs 42.plantation. $190 941235-2203 TABLE W/4CHAIRS. palm trees seats. $280 941-2352203 TABLE White outdoor 36 round $10 859-466-9572 TELEPHONE STAND whitewash.33h. 2 drawer. $50 517-896-0761 TRUNK ARMY/NAVY 36X 20 X 21.5 W/LOCK&KEY $30 941-505-0094 WALL ART/FLOOR LAMP Unique SoWest sold as a Group $100 941-456-5340 WATER BED Super single waterbed for sale. 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