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CLASSIFIED: Comics 9-12 | Dear Abby 12 | TV Listings 13 THE SUN: Obituaries 5 | Legals 8 | Crosswords 9 | Police Beat 9 | Viewpoint 10 | Opinion 11 VOL. 122 NO. 338An Edition of the SunAMERICAS BEST COMMUNITY DAILYTHURSDAY DECEMBER 4, $1.00 15 percent chance of rain.83 63 High Low Look inside for valuable couponsThis years savings to date ...S UN COUPON VALUE METER CHARLIE SAYS ...Thanks for giving on #GivingTuesday!INDEX | 705252000258 Daily Edition $1.00 $119,966 e $120,388 N $127,062 RARE COIN IN RED KETTLE MINIMUM WAGE RISES TO $8.05Florida workers who earn the minimum wage will get a 12-cent bump in their pay on Jan. 1. A Liberty Eagle $20 gold coin, dated 1924, landed in The Salvation Armys red kettle at a Publix in Fort Myers.THE WIRE PAGE 2 THE WIRE PAGE 1 SPORTS: Lotto 2 THE WIRE: Nation 2 | State 2 | Business 4-5 | World 6 | Weather 6 Treadmill, $125In Todays Classifieds! Charlotte SunAND WEEKLY HERALDCALL US AT 941-206-1000 Forgive me for taking so long to reply, but I wanted to give your question some thought. We have conversed about the paper on other occasions, and I dont want to be repetitive. I have lived in a few small towns and understand the need for a newspaper to focus on local happenings galas, fund-raisers, kids events even if some of them are a little hokey. Of course, one mans hokey is another mans granddaughters picture holding a sh. Local folks like to see local stories. I especially like to read real news about what is going on in Charlotte County and you do a pretty good job of that. We conversed a year or so ago about the choice of editorials you publish. I think you now have struck a good balance. Some of the syndicated columns you publish piss me off and some reinforce my views. Most inform them. This is as it should be. Good job! Finally, I would like to see more in-depth coverage of national and international news. Many of the miniarticles that appear in The Wire leave me yearning for more and I have to go online to get the information I want. One more thing: most people who want to read the Sun when they travel would do so on iPhones or tablets. Your technology does not allow this. In todays world, you need to change this. Thanks for the opportunity for input. Have a good weekend. TB Thanks for the kind words TB and the suggestions. I agree with you. Id like us to have more in-depth stories. Id also like to see our paper available on tablet and iPhone. To give our readers a superior technology experience, we invested more than $700,000 over ve years with a technology vendor, to make sure we had the latest and greatest content management system. We also invested more than $300,000 with a different vendor over ve years to bring you our current e-edition, which still does not work on tablets or iPhones. We are not happy with our investments. We are in the process of changing technology for both our news system and our e-edition. The technology elves at our newspaper are working hard in their workshop to have our new e-edition technology ready this Christmas. I think more likely, we will have unforeseen bumps in the road, so expect the new e-edition just after the New Year. The iPad and iPhone versions will then be available as soon as we can work through the Apple iTunes store process. You also mentioned you wanted more in-depth news than we currently carry in our print edition. We are going to try an experiment that signicantly increases our in-depth coverage. We are going to launch an electroniconly section on Saturdays a 28-page investment and stock market roundup. A mini Barrons, but at no extra charge to our subscribers. If you like it, we will look at creating a print version for those who like it. If our Saturday 28-page Money and Markets roundup is successful, we will look to add more special sections, including more of the longer stories than we currently carry in the paper. Our special Money and Markets section, available only in the e-edition, starts this Saturday! If you are a print subscriber you are also automatically an e-edition subscriber as well. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions. David Dunn-Rankin is president and publisher of the Sun. Email him at mans hokey The Florida Department of Corrections has reinstated a second correctional ofcer initially red for his alleged involvement in an inmate death at Charlotte Countys prison earlier this year. Sgt. Daniel Lynch reached an agreement with the state this week, just before a previously scheduled hear ing with the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission related to an appeal of his termination. He has been reinstated and put back on administrative leave, retroactive to the day he was ter minated, said Lynchs attorney, Michael Savage, of Punta Gorda. His record will reect no break in service. Lynch and nine other Charlotte Correctional Institution ofcers were ultimately axed for their supposed roles in killing inmate Matthew Walker on April 11. One of the ofcers Lt. Tyler Triplett was red less than two weeks after Walkers death. The other nine were put on administrative leave with pay before being terminated Sept. 19 during Second fired prison worker reinstatedBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERPRISON | 6 Atwater students named food-drive championsNORTH PORT Students at Atwater Elementary were recognized this week for collecting the most food of any school in the Sarasota County School District during a recent can drive to benet All Faiths Food Bank. This years collection was organized by Volunteer Community Connections of Sarasota, and eight district schools took part during the Make-a-Difference Day food drive that, overall, collected 4,330 pounds of food for All Faiths on Oct. 25. VCC presented trophies to Atwater, which won in the elementary school category by collecting 831 pounds of food. Booker High School in Sarasota won the secondary school category by collecting 342 pounds of food. On Tuesday afternoon, the 27 students in Atwaters ESE class which is a combined class of students in kindergarten through fth grade earned special recognition, since they collected more canned goods than any other group at the North Port school. We collected 101 total cans, an average of 3.74 cans per student, said Exceptional Student Education teacher Ami Steiner. The students were surprised with an ice cream oat party, courtesy of Atwater business partner Horace Mann Financial Planning, which supplied ice cream and either root beer or orange soda to make the oats. Students enjoyed the sweet treat sitting outside on the Atwater playground. And we get bendy straws! said an excited JaNaya Blythe, a second-grader. Marnie Eckerd, a student support By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERSTAFF WRITERATWATER | 6PUNTA GORDA A bedroom door burned in half. A melted chair. A cavedin ceiling. Charred walls throughout. Matthew Hunter, with his attorney next to him, stared silently as dozens of photos ashed before him on a screen in court during a sentencing hearing Wednesday. The prosecutor was presenting the ev idence to a judge, who would sentence the 32-year-old defendant to a decade in prison for setting re to the Port Charlotte house, while his roommate slept inside. Hunter was bitter because he was being evicted by the homeowner, who was not living in the house. Any time you have a re of that magnitude that is out of control, you dont know what could happen, 20th Circuit Judge Amy Hawthorne told Hunter at the end of the hour-long hearing in courtroom 4A of the Charlotte County Justice Center in Punta Gorda. You could have killed Mr. Heller, you could have killed your neighbors, and you could have killed the reghters at work. Ross Heller, 50, Hunters roommate at the time, was home during the blaze. He was not available for comment on the sentence because he has been in jail since Monday night after author ities said he allegedly used a knife to Judge: 10 years for arsonistBy ADAM KREGERSTAFF WRITERARSONIST | 6 INSIDE:New Florida prison boss has Charlotte connections Page 6 Prison donates for Thanksgiving Page 6 DavidDUNNRANKINPRESIDENT AND PUBLISHERPUBLISHERS INBOX SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERESE students from Atwater Elementary School enjoy ice cream oats at the North Port school this week. The students earned the celebratory ice cream party because they collected more canned goods than any other group in the school during a recent food drive to benet All Faiths Food Bank. HUNTER


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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 Punta Gorda Elks, 11am-2pm Lunch; 5-8pm Dinner; 6:30-8:30pm Bingo @ 25538 ShorePG637-2602,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. Tech Night, Learn the basics of maintaining your bike. Night only specials and raffles. 6-8pm 3795 S Tamiami Trail, Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte GOVERNMENTDRC meeting, Development Review Committee, 9am, Conference Room 2, 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota. 861-5000 Planning & Zoning, Advisory Board meeting, 9am, North Port City Hall chambers, 4970 City Hall Blvd., off Sumter Blvd. 429-7000 Walton Ranch, improve ments public meeting, 1-2:30pm & again from 5-6:30pm, Morgan Center, 6207 W. Price Blvd., North Port. 861-5000 ESLOC meeting, Enviro Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee, 2:30pm, Morgan Center, 6207 W. 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Nancy 474-6027 Beg) Line Dancing, 10am -12pm Dance Etc. 3372 N Access Rd Englewood. Phone Eve at 941 697 8733 Plant Clinic, 10-Noon Got a plant/tree problem? Bring in a sample for diagnosis @ Eng/Char Library 3450 S McCall 475-6903 Lap Time, Bring baby/toddler for bounces rhymes music stories will transition to Storytime @ 11am 10:45am 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Rotonda VFW Post, Variety of sandwiches & salads served 11am, to 7pm. $8+. Members & guests. 697-1123 Story Time, Thursdays 11 am Stories, rhymes, music & play for children of all ages. Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W Dearborn 861-5000 Englewood Bridge Cl., Contract bridge is played every Thu. from 12:15 til 3:30 at The Hills Rest, RGCC, 100 Rotonda Cir, 698-7945 $3. Pickleball, 1:00p 3:00p, Englewood Sports Complex, 941-8611980. $2 to play! VFW Englewood, Music by Don & Suzie 5-8 p.m. Baby Back Rib Night. Public Welcome!, 474-7516 | CHARLOTTE EVENTS | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS 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 Design Center Pre-Christmas Sale, One day only December 6 9am-1pm SandStar Interiors 1203 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda 941-205-2957. Unique Christmas Gifts 50% off retail prices. Interior home furnishing items designer lamps, pillows, mirrors, accessories, art, silk flowers. PG Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour, PG Garden Club Holly Days Home Tour, Christmas in Paradise. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Dec. 5 & 6. Four unique PG Historic Dist. homes lushly decorated with flowers & greens. $15 donation. Poinsettia Market & cookies at 1st United Methodist Church. 941-575-4653. Details at or find club on FaceBook. Images of the Season Concert, Dec. 13 The Charlotte Chorale performs at CPAC in Punta Gorda at 4 p.m. For tickets call 941-204-0033. Local student instrumentalist. New Season Ministries, New Season Ministries welcome you to a night with Jana & Peter Kozic, Missionaires from Czech Republic. Doors open @ 6:30 and service starts @ 7:00pm. Location is @ TwentyFourTwentyOne Event Center @ 2421 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Fl. For information call 941-268-3589. All are welcome!! NAMI Charlotte County Meeting, National Alliance of Mental Illness Next Meeting Dec.9 @ 7 pm Unitarian Universalist Church 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd. Interested in Volunteering Join NAMICC Make a difference in someones life. 941-204-4212. Singles for Sail, Social Hour at 7 p.m., Thurs, Portofinos Restaurant, 23247 Bayshore Rd., Port Charlotte. For sailors or people who are interested in learning call 941-661-5128. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS Harbor Isles Christmas Craft Fair, 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. Featured EventPAID ADVERTISEMENT 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. Christmas Bazaar, Brook to Bay MHP will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9:00am to 1:30pm on Sat., Dec. 6, in the clubhouse at 1891 Englewood Road, Englewood. There will be crafts, gifts, raffles and baked goods. Lunch will be available for purchase. For info, call 474-5295. Lions Flea Market, Sunday, Dec. 7 9 AM 2 PM, at Lions Club House, 4611 Placida Road. Over 20 vendors with produce, collectibles, jewelry, household. Please bring used eyeglasses for recycling. Admission is free but the Lions hope attendees will bring a non-perishable item for the local Food Pantry. Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays, If youre sepa rated or divorced, the holidays can be a lonely, depressing time. Join us for an encouraging seminar and discover new ways to enjoy the holidays again. Saturday, 12/13 at 10:00 am. Call 941-474-5588 to register. Featured EventsPAID ADVERTISEMENTS SUN PHOTO BY ALISON POSNER The Englewood on the Gulf Chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors presented a check for $800 to Kids Needs of Greater Englewood, Wednesday during their luncheon. From left, Dawn Campo of Stonegate Bank; Becky Borci of Becky Borci Realty; and treasurer of Kids Needs of Greater Englewood Barbie Arbour. The donation will help 294 children and 126 families in Englewood celebrate Christmas. Realtors council supports Kids Needs Free document shredding Hinck Private Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network will be hosting a Community Shred Event from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Dec. 13, giving area residents an opportunity to clean out old documents and files and safely destroy them at no charge. Recall Data Destruction Service will have its truck in the parking lot at 1177 S. McCall Road. This event is free to the public. The shredder can take paper clips and staples. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected to be distributed to local food pantries. For more infor mation, call Hinck Private Wealth Management at 941-474-3271. s Christmas at libraryThe North Port Library will hold its s Christmas program from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. Step into a simpler time, when little things meant a lot. This free annual family holiday event features the music, crafts, fashion and personalities of 19th-century Florida. Children and adults will experience a truly southern holiday. Entertainment includes music by the North Port Chorale, North Port Woodwind Quintet and the Fiddle Crabs String Band; demonstrations of quilting, wood carving and basket weaving; dramatic perfor mances by Chautauqua storyteller Betty Jean Steinhouser as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Orne Jewett and Willa Cather; and storyteller Katie Adams in a unique version of the Johnny Appleseed story, told through quilts. Participants will be able to take part in making fabric Christmas trees, music angels, holiday ornaments and more. There are new crafts this year for every age group, and kids craft activities will include gingerbread man banners, stocking cards, spin toys, Santa cones and corn husk kits. For more information, call 941-861-1300. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS 50473430


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Our Town Page 4 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PORT CHARLOTTE When Julia Steele, CEO of the Charlotte Community Foundation, rst met Vernon Peeples at his home, the rst thing he showed her were letters he had written to his wife, Edna Jane, who passed away in August. There were literally hundreds of letters piled upon his kitchen table, Steele said. They wrote letters of their love for each other, their faith and world events over a six-year period. He told me he wouldnt have been a success without her. Tuesday night, at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, nearly 100 guests looked on as Peeples, 84, became the rst recipient of the CCFs Lifetime Achievement Award. Master of Ceremonies Jimmy Dean, publisher of Harbor Style Magazine and a member of the CCF board of directors, said it would be impossible to capture Peeples life in so short a time because of all his accomplishments. What a remarkable life, Dean said. One time Vernon said to me, People dont care about how much you know, they want to know about how much you care. Peeples ancestors have resided in the Punta Gorda area since the 1830s. His great-great grandfather served in the Florida Legislature in the 1840s, his great grandfather in the 1880s and his father, Vasco Peeples, in the 1920s. He would follow in their footsteps and serve as a legislator from 1982 to 1996. His political career began early when he was appointed as a page in the Florida Legislature when he was just 11 years old. Vernon had strength of character and strength of duty even at a young age, said Edward Wotitzky, a member of the law rm Wotitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley. One time, the Speaker of the House gave him a sealed message to deliver to the governor in person. When he got to the governors ofce, the secretary told him the governor was busy and she would give it to him. Vernon refused, saying he was instructed to deliver it personally, and he did. He never found out what was in it because it was sealed. Wotitzky said Peeples greatest contributions were to education, where he almost singlehandedly spearheaded the funding to have Florida SouthWestern State College, the former Edison State College, construct a campus in Charlotte County. The library has been named the Vernon Peeples Learning Resource Center in his honor. I wanted to create a college campus in Charlotte County to do a better job at educating people, Peeples said. I wanted people to have the opportunity to be everything they are capable of because democracy cant survive without educating people. Peeples said he believes individuals have an obligation to improve society. People say to me, I want to give back to society and my question is, Why, what did you take? Former state legislator Mary Figg explained the Vernon Effect to the audience when she rst met Peeples in Tallahassee. I met this modest man, very soft-spoken and shy and said to myself, Oh, this poor fellow, he doesnt have the right stuff to get it done. Well, you have just been hit by the Vernon Effect. He had leadership, tenacity, integrity, and was a man who could deliver on his promises. He became chairman of the Higher Education and Transportation Committees. He was true to his constituents. Of all his accomplishments, Peeples said his greatest was marrying his wife, Edna Jane. The couple was together for 69 years, a six-year courtship and 63 years of marriage. She once told me I can make you a better per son, he said. But, more importantly, I can make you happy.Celebrating a remarkable lifeBy AL HEMINGWAYSUN CORRESPONDENT Patrick, Haley, Megan and Heather Peeples pose with their grandfather after he received the CCFs rst Lifetime Achieve ment Award.SUN PHOTOS BY AL HEMINGWAYEdward Wotitzky told the audience about Vernon Peeples numerous achievements. ENGLEWOOD In addition to the bowing of ddles, strumming of guitars and picking of banjos, perhaps the best sound at this weekends bluegrass festival benet will come from the man who nearly died in September. Jeremy Davis, 34, had a double lung transplant on Sept. 10. The eight-hour surgery to remove his lungs, which were heavily damaged by idiopathic pulmonary brosis, left him with thousands in unpaid medical bills not covered by insurance. A few groups in Englewood have been trying to help the father of three who had to quit his job after his condition worsened in August. A family friend believes he has the solution to help reduce some of Davis bills. Since August, Jim Marshall has been organizing the Jeremy Davis New Lungs Bluegrass Festival, which begins at 1 p.m. today at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte. On Sunday, Marshall plans to listen to Davis speak about his road to recovery, which began when he got the call that his lungs were ready for him to undergo surgery as he was on his way to the hospital because he couldnt breathe. I went to school with Jeremys grandmother, said Marshall, who started the Myakka River Bluegrass Band several years ago. Because Im friends with the family, I knew what and when things were happening to Jeremy. I knew he got real bad in September and could hardly breathe. Davis began to enlist the help of many friends in the bluegrass community to do a four-day event. Before long he was receiving donations to have a reverse auction, a bake sale and other activities during the festival. On Saturday, there will be hayrides, games, a bounce house and face painting. There is stadium seating or you can bring your own lawn chair. All of the bands are per forming for the benet for free, Marshall said. That includes The James King Band. James is a national recording artist. James, he has several CDs and is well known and has a large following. He agreed to perform on Friday and Saturday. Thats the culture of bluegrass people they help out, volunteer time and talent when someone is in need, he said. One band is coming (from) Orlando. Most of all of the people performing are accomplished musicians. Some play concerts out of the state. Marshall said hes paid it forward before. He traveled to Georgia to perform at a benet for a man whose sons illness led to out-of-control medical bills. He also did a benet that helped raise $24,000 for another man whose insurance didnt cover his medical bills. We have a lot of volunteers from out of town who will be coming to help out for the four days, he said. They will bring their RVs and stay here. Davis said hes elated about the event. We feel very blessed that Jim Marshall and the bluegrass community are doing this for us, Davis said. It has truly been amazing what everyone has done. Davis said he still has a little pain, but his body is on the mend. He also has begun pulmonary rehab through Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He said it seems to be helping. Davis wife, Cheryl, said she hopes others will one day benet from an annual bluegrass festival. We would really love for this to become an annual event that can bless other families in similar circumstances, she said. For more information on the event, call 941-255-9152.Email: eallen@sun-herald.comBluegrass fest to benefit double lung transplant survivorBy ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH COMMUNITY NEWS EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDJeremy Davis has weekly check-ups to test his new lungs, which were implanted on Sept. 10. A bluegrass benet concert will be held beginning at 1 p.m. today at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. Placing your classi ed ad in Floridas Largest Classi ed Section is as easy as 1-2-3!Publish your Classi ed Ad with just a few easy steps...1. Register 2. 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The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 5 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS CHARLOTTE John H. BlighJohn H. Bligh, Sr., 94, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Syracuse University and worked for Bell Aircraft Corp during World War II. After retiring as a production engineer from GTE-Sylvania in Buffalo, N.Y., he relocated to North Port, Fla., in 1978. He was a member of San Pedros Catholic Church in North Port, a past member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 25-year member of the North Port Yacht Club, member of the North Port Moose Lodge #764, charter member of the North Port Elks and later a member of the Englewood Elks and a member of the Allamanda Garden Club. His passions included tennis, boating and ballroom dancing. He is survived by his wife, Joanne A. Bligh; sons, John H. (Pat) Bligh Jr. of The Villages, Fla., Stephen H. (Sandy) Bligh of Rochester, N.Y., and Douglas L. (Linda) of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughters, Gretchen DAndrea of Kenmore, N.Y., and Sally Jagiello of West Seneca, N.Y.; step-daughter, Deborah(Daniel) Anderson of Corfu, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at San Pedros Catholic Church. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by National Cremation.Robert Lee HouseholderRobert Lee Householder, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, into the arms of His Lord and Savior, Jesus, following a courageous battle with Alzheimers disease. He was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Steubenville, Ohio. Robert moved to Port Charlotte in 1999 from Xenia, Ohio. He attended the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte. He is survived by his sons, Ron, Gary (Stacey) and Tom (Andrea) Householder; daughter, Kim Mault; sisters, Alberta, Verna and Cindy; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara; daughters, Christy and Angel; sisters, Joyce Patterson and Carol Koning; parents, Charles and Jessie Householder; daughter-in-law, Inge Householder; and great-grandchild, Xander. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Pastor Jim McCarty will ofciate. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Port Charlotte. Please join the family at the First Baptist Church of Port Charlotte for a fellowship luncheon immediately following the interment. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by are Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.Stephen Karl LeeStephen Karl Steve Lee, 65, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Steve was born in Indianapolis, Ind. His family moved to Punta Gorda, Fla., in 1957, and he graduated from Charlotte High School in 1967. Steve served in the Army Security Agency. He married his wife, Cheryl, in 1980, and they moved to Austin, Texas, where they lived for 20 years. There he worked for St. Edwards University as head of the grounds department, and their son Zack was born in 1990. In 2000, they returned to Punta Gorda to be near family. He retired in August 2014, from Valley Crest Landscape Co. at Kings Gate in Port Charlotte, where he worked as an irrigation technician. Steve was enjoying his retirement fully, pouring himself into gardening, and helping out at his beloved community, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County. He loved nature, and had a true passion for social justice and the environment. Steve loved books, usually reading several each week. Always the optimist, Steves enthusiasm could be contagious. He always looked forward to participating in the Sunday morning Conversation Among Friends. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Cheryl; son, Zachary; mother, Ellanore (Richard) Schillinger; sister, Penny Lee; brother, Bruce (Deborah) Warram; best friend, James (Nan) Jordan; and ve nieces and one nephew. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec 20, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.ENGLEWOOD Donald Rogers BoisvertDonald Rogers Boisvert, 83, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veteran Home in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Claremont, N.H., to Wilfred J. and Jeanne M. (Gilbert) Boisvert. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conict from 1950-1954. A resident of Rotonda West, since 1994, coming from South Windsor, Conn., Mr. Boisvert retired from Aetna Life & Casualty after 42 years. A Class of graduate from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. degree, he was an auxiliary State Trooper for the State of Connecticut while attending college. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Donald is survived by his daughter, Kimberly R. (Ahmed Yehia) Boisvert of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Yvette Norris of Manchester, Conn; and grandchildren, Dorian Roger Yehia and Jason Steel Yehia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 40 years, Teresa R. (Dobruk) Boisvert, in 1997. His ashes will be placed next to Teresa in St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden in Grove City, Fla. You may share a memory with the family at www. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory.Roberta K. DannicRoberta K. Dannic, 85, of Englewood, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. She was born July 30, 1929, in Patterson, N.J. Roberta is survived by her husband of 64 years of marriage, Robert; sons, Stephen and Robert, Jr.; daughter, Roberta Kipp; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheila Patterson. Inurnment will be private at Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens in Englewood. Arrangements are by Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Englewood.NORTH PORT Marcelina PedroMarcelina Pedro, 90, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Venice, Fla. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home.DESOTO Betty Lee MankinBetty Lee Mankin, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Live Oak, Fla. She was born Nov. 22, 1933, in Alva, Fla. Betty was a resident of Arcadia, Fla., for over 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Betty worked at G. Pierce Wood as a telephone operator. After retiring she enjoyed traveling and reading a variety of books. She is survived by sister, Barbara (Stanley) Nicholson of Arcadia; brother, Ronald (Linda) Stephens of Palm Coast, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Michealla Stephens of Tallahassee, Fla., Pat Stephens of Ocala, Fla., and Joyce McLeod of Bushnell, Fla.; 11 nieces and nephews; 33 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Betty was preceded in death by husbands, Frank Warner and Robert Bob Mankin; son, James Nolan Warner; parents, Joseph M. and Opal McCray Stephens; brothers, Joseph Mitchell Stephens Jr. and Gordon D. Stephens. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, with the Rev. Jerry Atkins ofciating. Online condolences can be made at www. | OBITUARIES OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. 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At the request of the commission earlier this year, Lewis brought the issue up for discussion in a city workshop this week to get an idea of which direction the commission wanted to go with the issue. One option is to do nothing and the mor atorium will go away; another option is to do some research and come back to you, Lewis said Tuesday. I really didnt know what you wanted to do. Commissioner Linda Yates was the rst to address the issue. With the activity we have going now, I feel we should let it expire and get things back in place, she said. Im just in consideration of where were at with the property taxes ... theyve increased, our assessments have increased. Mayor Rhonda DiFranco concurred with Yates and added that she would be okay with allowing the moratorium to expire. I do want to see what other cities are doing and thats going to weigh a lot of my decision to let it ride or expire, she said. Venice had a mor atorium in place. Im not sure if theyve let theirs expire or not. Id like to see the current view on that of other cities, and then I will make my decision. Upcoming discussions regarding impact fee details in North Port are still to come, according to Lewis. A city memo to commissioners shows builders saved hundreds of thousands by taking advantage of the impact fee moratorium. Charts composed by city employees show fees collected from commer cial property developers for 2013 under the moratorium as $18,303. The projected fees that would have been collected without the moratorium in place would have totaled $160,257. Residence fees collected totaled $281,153 for 2013. Without the moratorium, the total is projected to have been $812,837. This is all going to fall on the shoulders of taxpayers. Before I go down that line and let it go ahead and expire, Id like to see that information rst, DiFranco said. Weve got a couple folks on the fence on whether to let it expire or move on with it. Lets see the info we can make the decision at that time. Lewis claried that the commission asked him to prepare an ordinance as if the moratorium could be reinstated in the new year. I will provide the information in memo form and then the summary will be on agenda for the rst meeting in January. If I dont get an ordinance to extend it, we will be in the position you didnt want to be in last year, which is retroactive, he said. Commissioners agreed to allow Lewis, with help from City Attorney Mark Moriarty, to draft an ordinance based off of the one currently in place that would extend the moratorium for two years. The item will be brought back to the commission for consideration next year.Email: sgholar@sun-herald.comNorth Port mulls lifting impact fee moratoriumBy SAMANTHA GHOLARSTAFF WRITER IN OTHER BUSINESSAlso on Tuesday, North Port city commissioners had a long discussion led by City Attorney Mark Moriarty regarding Sunshine Laws (concerning government meeting transparency), public records, social media and other policies. Moriarty went over the policies of public forum as well as the chain of command during a commission meeting. Meetings are a democratic process. We have to work on one subject at a time, one speaker at a time, he said. Getting a consensus of elected officials outside of the Sunshine prior to a public meeting, known in the legal world as daisychaining, can lead to fines, removal from office or even imprison ment if a judge should find evidence that the act occurred, according to Moriarty. Commissioners were also drilled on etiquette when it comes to social media websites like Facebook, and whether informa tion posted on such sites would be considered a public record. Ultimately a judge will ... decide whether the documents are public or private documents, the attorney said. Moriarty also informed the commission of a new law in effect Jan. 1 that requires each municipal officer to complete four hours of ethics training each calendar year. Compiled by Samantha Gholar PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANVeterans gaze on the wall created by Some Gave All Inc. to commemorate those who died in other wars involving the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, as well as 9/11. Before it stands the symbolic helmet, gun and boots of the soldier who never came home.The Traveling Vietnam Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., arrived in Arcadia Wednesday, escorted by hundreds of motorcycle riders, many representing the Vietnam Brotherhood, Christian bikers groups and others. The procession, led by the Arcadia Police Department with participation from the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce and DeSoto County Fire Rescue, included dozens of classic cars and sports cars. The entourage gathered at Pioneer Park in Zolfo Springs and traveled south on U.S. Highway 17 to Arcadia. Police temporarily stopped trafc for the procession to pass as citizens waved ags and cheered, and schoolchildren gathered to watch it pass. At the Turner Center, the DeSoto County High School JROTC gave a formal greeting as the procession reached its destination. The Wall will remain at the Turner Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St. for four days and will be open to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Its visit to DeSoto is made possible through many donations.Vietnam Wall arrives in ArcadiaBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR P R E N E E D S I M P L E C R E M A T I O N PRE-NEED SIMPLE CREMATION F O R $ 1 2 9 5 0 0 E A FOR $ 1295 00 EA.* in association with FL Pre-Planning Alliance & Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home Limited Time Offer 50476633 27200 Jones Loop Rd., Punta Gorda ( 9 4 1 ) 6 3 9 2 3 8 1 (941) 639-2381 R OYAL P ALM M EMORIAL G ARDENS 50478394 JAMES W. MALLONEE, P.A. LAW OFFICE JAMES W. 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Our Town Page 6 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 FROM PAGE ONE teacher, said the amazing thing about it was that many of the ESE students come from struggling families themselves. According to Volunteer Community Connections Executive Director Cindy Underwood, the food collected by the eight schools will provide 3,608 meals to families. In a statement from the school district, Atwater science teacher James Froelich said students and staff made posters, advertised on the morning news broadcast, and recorded videos to promote the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. Atwaters community is a diverse population that is full of both needs and networks of support, he said. The young citizens who call themselves All-Stars have made us very proud of them once again. The other schools that took part in the food drive were Brookside Middle School and Cranberry (in North Port), Tuttle, Phillippi Shores, Bay Haven and Gocio elementary schools. Email: annek@sun-herald.comATWATERFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDEDAtwater All-Star student representatives Chloe Sutton, left, Sekorrey Thomas, Kailey Provencher and Cole Jackson pose with the traveling trophy they were awarded Nov. 25 from Volunteer Community Connections for collecting the most food in a Make-a-Dierence Day project. The eight Sarasota County schools that participated in the VCC food drive collected more than two tons of food for All Faiths Food Bank. SUN PHOTO BY ANNE KLOCKENKEMPERAgency owner Ron DeFreitas, left, of Horace Mann Financial Planners, and his agent, Nathan Sheeld, who are business partners with Atwater Elementary, provided ice cream oats to Atwater ESE students Tuesday. First in line was rst-grader Jonathan Delamater, right.threaten a man outside a local convenience store for playing loud music. Charlotte County Fire/ EMS was called to 3382 Middletown St. in the ear ly morning hours of Jan. 10. Fire/EMS was suspicious about the nature of the re and contacted the Sheriffs Ofce, which turned the case over to the State Fire Marshals Ofce to investigate. The re marshal team found ignition points in the Florida room, in a garbage can outside that room, and in a bedroom. Authorities found a gas can in the dining room, an empty can of paint thinner in the garbage, towels around the kitchen, and what was described in the re mar shals report as a homemade explosive device in the Florida room. Hunter who ultimately was convicted of arson to an occupied building and making or attempting to make a destructive device was questioned about a 2-liter bottle found next to a TV. He said his fthgrade science teacher taught him how to put aluminum foil and other material in such a bottle and shake it to make the inside highly-compressed. However, he said he didnt intend to hurt anyone. Im ashamed of my self, he told the judge, before learning his fate. Assistant State Attorney Kyle Stublen described the re as very calculated. He intended to burn the house down, Stublen said. His mentality was if he wasnt able to live there, nobody was going to live there. Hunters public defender pointed out his client only had misdemeanors on his record including two DUIs prior to this re. I think this is an isolated incident, David Maijala said. I can tell the court, hes been emotional. Hunter was arrested the day of the re and has been held in jail since. He will be given credit for time served. After his prison sentence, Hunter will be subject to ve years of probation and must seek help for his anger management, Hawthorne said. The state had asked for 12 years in prison, and the defense was seeking two years. Hunter pleaded no contest in October to avoid a trial, and sentencing was left up to Hawthorne. Hawthorne noted that Hunter will also pay restitution to the homeowner and the homes insurance company, but that amount hadnt been calculated by Wednesday.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comARSONISTFROM PAGE 1 SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGERDuring a sentencing hearing Wednesday at the Charlotte County Justice Center, Matthew Hunter (right) looks at photos of a Port Charlotte home he set re to in January, because he was upset he was being evicted. The defendant was sentenced by 20th Circuit Judge Amy Hawthorne to 10 years in prison for a charge of arson to an occupied building. a statewide sweep of 32 DOC employees, all of whom had been on leave. Sgt. Rosemary Harrington was among those red. The ofcer, who is in her 60s and was knocked unconscious during Aprils incident with Walker, was reinstated less than a week after being terminated at the request of warden Thomas Reid, according to Bill Curtis, a spokesman for the Teamsters Union that represents prison workers in Florida. Reid on Wednesday reiterated he wouldnt be commenting on any thing related to Walkers death until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement completes its review of the incident. The FDLE investigation into Walkers death remained open. Harrington also remains on leave, and a DOC spokesman conrmed that Wednesday. Termination letters from the DOC to the local ofcers in September all read the same. The ofcers were accused of using excessive force that resulted in inmate Walkers death, but there were few specic details about their alleged participation. Reports from the prison made public that are related to the incident are heavily redacted, but indicate that handcuffs were used and there was a scufe while guards were trying to detain Walker, who was described as being uncooperative. All but one of the other ofcers red from CCI has challenged their terminations, and those appeals are pending, Curtis said. All these dismissals were improper, he added. They were done hastily without proper information. They were done for political reasons to show that the state is tough on ofcer abuse. But in this case, there was not ofcer abuse. Mike Crews, the DOCs secretary at the time of Walkers death and the correctional ofcer rings, announced his resignation last week. But Curtis said he thinks the decision to terminate all DOC employees who were on leave at the time came from above Crews head. I think it came right from the top, Curtis said. I think it came from the Governors ofce. The Sun spoke with one of Gov. Rick Scotts representatives, who was unable to provide a statement in time for this story. Curtis said he remains optimistic that all the red CCI ofcers who have appealed their rings will eventually get a chance to return to work. This is a very sad situation because we have Christmas coming up, he said. Often there are inmate victims in things. In this case, we have employee victims. The FDLE is also reviewing the death of CCI inmate Damion Foster, who died May 21. However, no employees got in trouble after that death. After the FDLE nishes with the Walker case, the State Attorneys Ofce will weigh ling criminal charges.Email: akreger@sun-herald.comPRISONFROM PAGE 1 Corrections Ofcer Darla Lathrem never had time to hit the panic button on her radio. The prison guard, 38, was smashed over the head with a sledgehammer, then stuffed into a mop closet by inmates at Charlotte Correctional Institution. Her radio and keys were dumped into a prison toilet. After Lathrems 2003 death during a botched escape attempt, questions were raised about why a lone rookie ofcer was allowed to supervise ve violent felons two of them convicted killers. In the wake of the incident, the warden, an assistant warden and four ofcers were either demoted, transferred, reprimanded or resigned. But one high-ranking ofcial was unscathed: Timothy Cannon, who was another assistant warden at Charlotte. Cannon took over this week as interim secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections after the retirement of Michael Crews. Cannon, 53, is tasked, at least for now, with cleaning up a department that is reeling from a year of revelations about abuse of inmates by sadistic guards, security breaches, unexplained deaths, alleged cover-ups and substandard prison medical care. Under Crews stewardship Cannon was his second-in-command and considered by many the most powerful man in the department the DOC saw use-of-force reports led by staff climb to unprecedented heights. Cannon, a high school graduate who took a semester of community college, will oversee a $2.1 billion budget and a staff of more than 22,000 employees. Cannon was on a trip when his new role was announced last week. Then on his rst day on the new job, the department declined to make him available for an interview. Cannon climbed through the ranks of the department over a 25-year career, in contrast to Crews, who came to the Department of Corrections from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. His rise from probationary corrections to the top of the department guarantees the respect of the staff that will report to him, supporters say. Critics say he is the ultimate insider in a department that desperately needs an outsider to clean house. Cannons personnel le, which was obtained pur suant to a public records request three months ago, shows that he attended Dixie County High School in Cross City and did a semester at Lake County Community College before he was hired by a logging company as the operator of a knuckleboom a type of crane in 1981. Cannon joined the department in 1989 at Cross City, where he served under Jimmy Crosby, the secretary who was later jailed on corruption charges. After Cross City, Cannon served at Taylor, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Charlotte correctional institutions, before being named war den at Hardee Correctional in 2006. In 2009, he was promoted to regional director overseeing 29 state prisons. In 2011, he became assistant secretary for institutions and, two years later, was promoted to deputy secretary, the No. 2 ofcial in the department. The personnel le provided does not contain a single disciplinary action. It does indicate Cannon has been the subject of more than a dozen formal complaints that he condoned retaliation against corrections ofcers and inmates; that he used and approved of excessive force; and that he discriminated against female corrections ofcers. All the cases were dismissed as unsubstantiated. His evaluations, including recent ones by Crews, effusively praise his leadership and experience with the agency. Louie Wainwright, corrections secretary from 1962 to 1987 and a man who has known Cannon for many years, described him as an outstanding, compassionate leader who has the experience and integrity to lead the department. Hes progressed through the department, and worked his way up to depu ty secretary. You dont do that unless you prepare for that, Wainwright said. One of the few individuals who will publicly speak ill of Cannon is Ron McAndrew, a former Florida warden who is now a prison consultant. He says that Cannon, as the second in command of an agency plagued by corruption, bears some of the blame for the departments current state. Mr. Cannon was a James Crosby protg, and that in itself speaks loudly, McAndrew said. What has happened in the Department of Corrections is as much his responsibility as it is Mr. Crews, since he is, after all, No. 2 in command. McAndrew also questioned whether Cannon has the wherewithal to run the department at a time when it is in upheaval and facing budgetary decits. Running a $2 billion operation is not something that an uneducated, inexperienced CEO can do, he said. Cannon was proled in a recent Mail Online article as the DOC ofcial who attends every execution. After attorneys for an inmate facing lethal injection sued the state, Cannon testied in detail about how the process works, including how, as the lethal cocktail is administered in stages, he will shake an inmates shoulders, call his name loudly and stroke his eyelashes and eyelid to ensure the condemned inmate is unconscious. After that, there is one more step: Cannon will deliver a trapezoid pinch, in which he squeezes the muscle between the inmates neck and shoulder. Once he and others are convinced the inmate is truly unconscious, the nal, fatal doses are delivered, he told the court.New Florida prison boss is a DOC lifer with Charlotte connectionsBy JULIE K. BROWNMIAMI HERALD CANNON PHOTO PROVIDED Charlotte Correctional Institution employees recently donated food to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition for needy families for Thanksgiving. From left, CCI Ocer Gregory Hatcher, Warden Tom Reid, Maj. Jason King, and Assistant Warden Lars Severson.Prison donates for Thanksgiving


The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 7 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS PUNTA GORDA After a lengthy discussion debating the pros and cons of selling the publicly-owned Herald Court Centre downtown, city leaders agreed to postpone a decision until after the New Year in anticipation of nancial giant Morgan Stanley moving into the building. At a City Council meeting Wednesday, community redevelopment agency ofcials decided to hold off from making a decision regarding the sale or management of retail space at Herald Court Centre because of a pending deal with the nancial investment rm. The citys leasing agent and commercial Realtor Lindsay Harrington urged the council to weigh their decision carefully in light of Morgan Stanleys impending move to the downtown. The city is currently negotiating with Morgan Stanley to occupy roughly 2,600 square feet of retail space in the ground level of Herald Court Centres Building 1. Last month the rm submitted building plans to the city. Three years weve been working with Morgan Stanley (and) they nally have come around to making a proposal, Harrington said. Please be cautious about making some kind of decision that is going to end up in the paper and be seen by somebody in New York City that will suddenly do a knee-jerk. For months, CRA ofcials have tossed around the idea of selling the roughly 13,000 square feet of retail space on the ground oor of Building 1 located next to Florida Gulf Coast Universitys city campus in downtown Punta Gorda. Building 1, which houses The Foot Landing, Otherside Ink and a Subway restaurant, sits along U.S. 41 North between W. Olympia Avenue and Herald Court. Herald Court Centre Building Two, which houses FGCU and four levels of public parking (roughly 400 spaces), would remain as is, ofcials said. After receiving the results of an appraisal which valued the property between $1.8 million and $2.4 million, and realizing that Morgan Stanleys move could make the building 50 percent occupied, ofcials said selling the building is not the best choice. Currently, Herald Court Centre tenants pay up to $16 per square foot. As a business person I dont know if I would be interested in (buying) because the rents are so low, said city councilwoman Kim Devine. I think probably where we are right now we would be better to get someone to manage the property. Harrington agreed. One of the biggest obstacles to renting space in the building, he said, was vetting prospective tenants in a public domain. Washing our laundry in public has harmed us, Harrington said. We need to get it out of this arena and get it into some private hands. CRA commissioner Frank Weikel suggested the board hold off on making any decisions until next month to see how negotiations with Morgan Stanley proceed. I would move that we delay this to the January meeting for further discussion, he said. According to Harrington, Morgan Stanley has said it will nalize the lease in the next few weeks. They want to get in there and start working on their space, he said.Email: bbarbosa@sun-herald.comMorgan Stanley eyes downtown Punta GordaBy BRENDA BARBOSASTAFF WRITER Santa may have his helpers but so does the Grinch. The day after Thanksgiving, I listened to this message on my voicemail: Hey, Steve Reilly, Happy Thanksgiving Day, the anonymous caller said. I say save a turkey; eat a pizza. I just rode past Walmart on (State Road 776). Its about 9 p.m. All Ive been reading in the Englewood Sun is how needy everybody is, the caller said. (I wrote several of those stories.) Theyre all on (public assistance), they cant afford a turkey, they need Toys for Tots Yada, yada, yada, the caller said. Well, theyre all consuming at Walmart, all consuming at Walmart. Have a good one. Ouch. How to take that message? Was it a slam against our insatiable and voracious consumer appetites that wont allow us to sit and enjoy a day dedicated to thankfulness with family and friends? Or a slam against our neighbors who have the least and turn to our food pantries, Toys for Tots and other fundraising efforts to brighten their Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays? Should those people have money enough to holiday shop at Walmart? At least, it wasnt Saks Fifth Avenue. Pooh-Pooh to the Whos, Dr. Seuss Grinch said atop Mt. Crumpet after stripping Who-ville of all its gifts and Christmas amenities and waiting for Who-ville to break out in tears. I could tell the caller how the schools federally funded free and reduced-price lunch rates serve as a barometer on the state of our local economy. According to the Charlotte County Public School ofcials, out of the countys 15,744 students, the families of 1,780 students in Englewood-West County, 5,324 students in Port Charlotte-Mid-County, 3,171 in Punta GordaSouth County now qualify for the reduced-price and free lunch program. Of those students, 9,005 qualify for free lunches and the remaining 1,270 for reduced-price lunches. Those numbers are growing, according to school ofcials. I could also share with the caller how my own family faced nancial dire straits in 1968, my familys private Great Recession. We lost the comfort of our middle-class life and found ourselves, a family of seven, living in a two-room efciency on the edge of the Miami ghetto. We still were able to scrape together our nickels and dimes for Christmas gifts. My gifts were Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour albums. Very cool. My parents struggled to get my family out of that situation. By the following Christmas, still nancially fragile, we were back in a middle-class neighborhood. I remember a Christmas there when we decided to expect token gifts so my brother, the youngest of my siblings, would see a new bicycle under the Christmas tree. I also remember a neighbor who questioned how my family could afford such a nice new bicycle for my brother. The Grinch hated Christmas . I think that the most likely reason of all/may have been his heart was two sizes too small. Seuss Grinch saw the error of his ways and his heart grew three sizes that day. I dont know if I can say that about the Grinches I met over the years. Merry Christmas to them just the same. Steve Reilly is a writer for the Sun. Email him at greetings even for all our Grinches Steve Reilly About 75 percent of drivers think it should be more difcult for seniors 65 and older to renew their drivers license. Clarication: 75 percent of drivers 65 and older feel that way, according to a recent report by the AAA Foundation for Trafc Safety. The report, Older American Drivers and Trafc Safety Culture, released in conjunction with Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Dec. 1-5, is an analysis of data compiled over three years from about 1,800 respondents. More than 70 percent of the participants in each of three age groups 65-69, 70-74 and 75 and up supported both in-person license renewal and a health screening for drivers 75 and older. Currently, Florida imposes no age-based restrictions until a licensed driver turns 80, at which point a license can be renewed for only six years instead of eight, and a vision test is required at each renewal. Those restrictions were adopted in 2004. The new law reduced the number of licensed seniors in two ways, according to a 2008 study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety First, only 80 percent of those 80 years old and up who were eligible to renew their licenses tried to, with about half of the people who didnt apply for renewal saying they didnt because they thought they would fail the vision test. Second, 7 percent of those who applied were denied renewal because they failed the vision test. The support for tougher age-related driver license standards comes in spite of a signicant decrease in crash-involvement rates and fatality rates for senior drivers. According to IIHS research, the rates nationwide for drivers 70 and older dropped faster from 1997 to 2012 than for drivers ages 35-54, and the reductions were highest for drivers over 80. Although their overall crash rate is lower, the IIHS reports that seniors are more likely to be involved in particular types of crashes, especially at intersections. Drivers 80 and older were involved in 35 percent of fatal multi-car intersection crashes in 2012; the rate was 18 percent for drivers 20-49. The most common error by a senior driver is the failure to yield the right of way. The IIHS reports that in drivers 70-79 its a result of misjudging whether they had time to proceed, while drivers 80 and up usually just dont see the approaching vehicle. The jury is still out whether tougher licensing laws have a positive impact, however. The IIHS reports that vision testing has been linked to lower fatal crash rates, but a leading international public health organization says that available research isnt good enough to tell for sure. Similarly, it reports, some jurisdictions that require medical or road testing show a lower fatality rate, while others experienced no change, or even had a higher rate than where such testing isnt required. Experts agree that the key is a particular senior drivers ability to drive, which can be difcult to determine regardless of the testing mechanism. That tends to weigh in favor of requiring more frequent, in-person renewals, but Florida has yet to adopt any age restriction on renewal by mail or electronically. Currently, no preled bills for the 2015 Florida legislative session pertain to drivers licenses for seniors. Should there be an effort to further tighten the rules at some point, it would have a disproportionate impact in Sarasota County, where 34.4 percent of licensed drivers on Jan. 1, 2014, were 65 or older, according to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Statistics. More than 3,100 were over 90.Email: bmudge@venicegondolier.comAAA: Seniors back stricter license renewalBy BOB MUDGESENIOR WRITERAROUND THE NATIONThirty states and the District of Columbia impose age-related restrictions on the renewal of a drivers license, according to informa tion from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The restrictions typically take one of three forms: a shorter term for the license, a vision test or a requirement that the license be renewed in person. Some states combine them. Among states that have them, Floridas restrictions limiting those 80 and up to a six-year license and requiring a vision test of them are on the light side. By way of comparison: In Hawaii, people 72 and older can only get a two-year license. Anyone younger qualifies for an eight-year license. In Indiana, its a three-year license if youre 75-84 and a two-year license afterward, and you cant renew by mail or electronically. In Illinois, those 81-86 can get a two-year license, while drivers 87 and older must renew annually. From age 75 on drivers must take a road test, too. Twenty states have no age-related restrictions, or at least none that are considered safety related. Among them are Michigan, New York and Ohio. In the District of Columbia and a few states, age alone cannot be a reason to order a license re-examination. SARASOTA COUNTY State legislators listened Wednesday as local leaders and community groups laid out their hopes heading into next years legislative session in Tallahassee, with many of the communities seemingly on the same page. Cities like North Port and Venice, along with Sarasota County, urged the countys legislative delegation comprised of ve state representatives and State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice to not strip them of any home rule legislative powers, or the ability to enact their own codes, laws and charter, and to continue supporting communication and local business taxes. North Port Mayor Rhonda DiFranco also asked the legislators, who included newly elected State Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, and Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, to oppose proposed legislation that would reduce funding used to train police, but to support funding for the citys Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, and separate funding for future stormwater mitigation. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight informed the group of legislators about the difculties of equipping deputies with body cameras, as the laws surrounding the potential use of the cameras has since been outpaced by the technology. The idea of using the cameras was rooted in increased transparency, Knight said, but privacy rights are tricky without the laws being ne-tuned. He cited violating potential HIPAA laws, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, if deputies equipped with cameras responded to a vehicle crash scene as an example. Rep. Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, said a healthy and robust debate was in store for the topic moving forward, while Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, voiced concern about excessive force used by law enforcement and the need for ofcers and deputies to be trained in ways to de-escalate situations before they get out of control. Knight compared the new interest in body cameras to red light cameras, with some counties and municipalities now backing away from using the red light cameras after their popularity grew. For Knight, it came down to making sure the legislation and the technology were aligned for the same goals. We dont want to become the TMZ for local media outlets, Knight told the panel, referencing the celebrity gossip website. Fred Tower III, representing the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, asked the legislative panel to consider supporting workforce development funding, as local businesses, and companies looking to relocate, have a lack of a qualied, trained workforce available. Along with County Commission Chair Charles Hines, Tower also asked the panel to support funding to improve River Road, which Tower said was vital to hurricane evacuation. We really need to do something with that road. Some day, its going to be a catastrophe, Tower said. With dozens of local governments and organizations making presentations, legislators kept the meeting moving quickly, but vowed to make themselves available for one on one meetings prior to next years session, which runs for 60 days starting March 3. Detert, who is poised to start serving on an educational subcommittee, said that no request is too simple or mundane. Things seem simple, but theyre often more complex than they seem, she said. Charlottes legislative delegation will meet today from 1-4 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St.Email: dwinchester@sun-herald.comLegislative delegation hears requestsBy DREW WINCHESTERSTAFF WRITERSMH, UNITED HEALTHCARE REACH DEALSarasota Memorial Hospital and United Healthcare officials announced Wednesday a renewed contract between the two entities that will ensure health care for thousands of policy holders through 2017. Negotiations had broken down between the two in the summer, prompting SMH officials to file a court action to try and resolve their differ ences. Now that the two parties have reached a satisfiable agreement, United Health Care Chief Executive Officer Pete Clarkson said there will be uninterrupted health care for policy holders. We are pleased to have Sarasota Memorial continue participating in our network and applaud them for their commitment to value-based care that and gives our members access to providers focused on driving care improvements, Clarkson added. Meanwhile, SMH is still trying to work out a new deal with Staywell Inc., a policy provider for thousands of Medicaid patients, including expectant mothers, before the contract expires before the end of the year. It affects a lot of people, said SMH Chief Executive Officer David Verinder, who added that negotiations are still ongoing. Were very aware of our responsibility. Compiled by Drew Winchester


Our Town Page 8 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, is calling on the state for the remaining $8.9 million to fund construction of the Library and Learning Center at the Bradenton campus as part of the colleges 2015 legislative priorities. At the District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, the board gave staff the OK to continue moving forward with the design phase of the project by beginning negotiations with the top-ranked architect, Williamson Dacar Associates Inc. The center has been the colleges No. 1 Public Education Capital Outlay fund priority from the state since 2007. The Clearwater-based rm, which has designed other buildings on the Bradenton campus, rose to the top among the ve short-listed rms selected by the Professional Services Selection Committee members, said Chris Wellman, SCF director of facilities management. With the approval, the staff will negotiate a price for the design contract, which Wellman said he will bring back to the board at its 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 meeting in Lakewood Ranch. Since it is still in the planning and design phase, there is no projected completion date of the center. SCF previously received $8.7 million for the Library and Learning Center in Public Education Capital Outlay funds from the Florida Legislature to help complete the planning and design phase. As part of the SCF 20152020 strategic plan, the college, which also has a campus in South Venice, held focus groups with faculty, staff and students to identify strengths and areas to improve. Sessions were led by Barry Banther, president and CEO of Banther Consulting of Tarpon Springs. Banther shared three top outcomes during a special joint meeting with The Foundation for State College of Florida prior to the board meeting: how passionate all three groups are about SCF, concern for the college and a strong sense of what it means to be a student at SCF. There is a deep passion for the institution but it doesnt mean that they dont have frustration. They do, Banther said. This is an institution that is on the cusp of something. ... I hope that we will craft a plan together that we will be proud of the past but we will be very serious about the future.Architect selected for SCF Library and Learning CenterBy CLAIRE ARONSONBRADENTON HERALD


The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 9 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Look for a third crossword in the Sun Classified section. PORT CHARLOTTE A sex offender violating a release condition tried to use a bicycle to ee from the authorities, according to the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. Richard Allen Foist, 26, allegedly was on his bike around 2 p.m. Tuesday, weaving in and out of trafc on Elmira Boulevard. A deputy saw him and tried to stop him near Depew Avenue, but the bicyclist reportedly took off on Malone Avenue. Authorities said Foist rode through some yards and nally stopped at Depew and Kimble, claiming he initially didnt see the law enforcement lights or hear a siren. When asked why he was riding in the middle of the road, Foist reportedly said, Thats how I ride my bike. The deputies contacted Foists probation ofcer, who advised he was violating a condition of his release, but the report doesnt specify what that condition was. Foist, of the 4100 block of Tamiami Trial in Port Charlotte, is a sex offender. The suspect was arrested on charges of eeing to elude, resisting arrest and violating a release condition. He was being held Wednesday in the Charlotte County Jail without bond.Man charged with attacking woman in restaurant bathroomVENICE A Venice man was charged with battery after he violently attacked a woman inside the bathroom of an area eatery, according to the Venice Police Department. David Demirjean, 58, of the 500 block of Albee Farm Road, allegedly attacked the 54-year-old female victim inside the bathroom of the Plaza De Mexico, located in the 400 block of the Venice Bypass, around 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to a report, Demirjean confronted the woman in the bathroom because she had been drinking alcohol and then began hitting her all over her body. Police were called to the scene and found the victim face-down on the oor of the womens bathroom with blood on her head and face, and Demirjean standing above her, holding a cellphone. The victim would later tell police while being examined at Venice Regional Bayfront Health that Demirjean had been physically abusing her for the past few months. She suffered cuts and bruises to her face and body at the restaurant, the report states, but also exhibited prior bruising. When interviewed, Demirjean told police he heard the woman yelling and later found her on the oor. When asked why he didnt use the cellphone to call for help, Demirjean told police he thought he could get the victim up and moving again. Demirjean was taken into custody and transported to the Sarasota County Jail, where he remains without bond. Woman cited in car crash near North Port ChamberNORTH PORT A 79-year-old Lake Worth, Fla., woman has been cited for careless driving after her car collided with a pillar and part of a wall at Bayfront Health Park, near the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce ofce. According to a North Port Police Department crash report, Ilse Gerace was pulling into a parking space near the chamber, at 15141 Tamiami Trail, at 12:09 p.m. Tuesday when the incident occurred. She told ofcers that she must have hit the gas instead of the brake pedal, causing her 2009 Toyota Camry to jump a curb, hit a sign and then strike the building. A witness saw the incident, and told police he was almost hit by the sign. However, no one, including the witness, Gerace or her 54-year-old passenger, Debra Daniels of Englewood, was injured, although Gerace was taken to the North Port ER for evaluation. Gerace and Daniels were both wearing seat belts. Both the car and the building had moderate damage, the report states. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Gary Drew Baitinger, 62, 6600 block of Draw Lane, Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI with damage to property or person). Bond: $2,000. Matthew Tyler Burrell, 24, of Dorchester St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: battery). Bond: none. Charlene Catherine Carr, 57, 2900 block of E. Mark Drive, Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: DUI). Bond: none. Nicholas Ryan Dewson, 24, home less in Port Charlotte. Charges: driving with a suspended license, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none. Christopher Thomas Diehm, 43, of Cape Coral. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $4,000. Brenda Lee Gilmore, 41, claims to be homeless in Port Charlotte. Charges: failure to appear on a felony. Bond: $17,500. Michael Gonzalez, 31, of Tampa. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. His bond information was unavailable Wednesday. Robert Allen Greene, 33, 3200 block of Junction St., North Port. Charge: petty theft. Bond: none. Ronald David Groh, 61, of Ablone St., Venice. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: driving without a valid license). Bond: $695. Ashley Cynthia Lewis, 27, 6700 block of Katona Road, North Port. Charge: failure to appear. Her bond information was unavailable Wednesday. Alex Michael Petti, 25, 900 block of Brengle Ave., Englewood. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $130,000. Wilfred Rios, 60, of Royal Tern Circle, Punta Gorda. Charge: DUI. Bond: $3,000. Stuart Cameron Rucker, 46, 200 block of N. Broadway Road, Englewood. Charges: uttering a forged instrument, credit card fraud, attempted ID theft and petty theft. Bond: $17,500. Cheryl Lynn Smith, 36, 200 block of N. Broadway Road, Englewood. Charges: uttering a forged instrument, credit card fraud, credit card theft, attempted ID theft, grand theft, grand theft of a person over 65 years old and tampering with evidence. Bond: none. Lindsey Marie Toby, 25, homeless in North Port. Charges: petty theft and an out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Dawn Marie Wright, 52, 8000 block of Cristobal Ave., North Port. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $6,000. The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest: Jesse Tyler King, 19, 2600 block of Grandview Drive, North Port. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was granted supervised release. The Florida Highway Patrol reported the following arrests: Victoria Danielle Champion, 23, of West Palm Beach. Charges: three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and one count each of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $14,000. John Steven Knudson, 59, of Boca Raton. Charge: driving with a suspended license. Bond: $1,000. The North Port Police Department reported the following arrest: Ralph Gross, 41, 2100 block of Mincey Terrace, North Port. Charge: driving with a suspended license (third offense). Bond: $1,500. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Michael Elwood, 55, 1000 block of Capri Isles Blvd., Venice. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Jonathan McKinney, 40, homeless. Charge: aggravated battery. Bond: none. Andrew Yager, 24, 200 block of N. Broadway Blvd., Englewood. Charge: Charlotte County warrant for battery. Bond: none. Rachelle Tocco, 26, 1100 block of Sorrento Woods Blvd., Nokomis. Charge: petty theft-third offense. Bond: $1,500. Douglas Shamp, 29, 4700 block of San Louis Terrace, North Port. Charge: Polk County warrant for child abuse. Bond: none. Barry Janowiecki, 43, 200 block of Blackburn Road, Nokomis. Charge: violation of probation (original charge: burglary). Bond: none. Nicole Mandrodt, 22, 1700 block of Virginia St., North Port. Charge: Hillsborough County warrant for five counts of burglary and three counts each of grand theft and credit card fraud. Bond: none. Compiled by Adam Kreger, Drew Winchester and Anne KlockenkemperReport: Sex offender flees on bike | 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.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. today at the ELCFH-Port Charlotte office, 2886 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, as well as via conference call (866-628-8620, and enter participant code 504163#). The ELCFH Finance Committee Meeting is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 10, immediately followed by the Executive Committee Meeting, at the ELCFHDeSoto office, 4 W. Oak St., Suite H, Arcadia, as well as via conference call (866-628-8620, and enter participant code 504163#).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: Today, 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. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS


Our Town Page 10 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 OUR VIEW LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as for grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. Due to the number of letters received, we are able to run only one letter per person per month. 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 IEWPOINTGiven, gave nancial gift Pull tigers tail, end up dead Jobless rate may well rise No commitment to problem-solving Thoughtful leaders are needed most Thanksgiving item was a slur, crass Enjoys Culvers burgers, ice cream Ferguson news sensationalized Hats o to fourth oor sta Gay marriage all about money Hoping not to fall with walkerEditor: Your recent column Publishers Inbox, Unwanted Gift, leaves me a bit confused. Your claim that property taxes have increased puzzles me, since what I am paying this year is less than what I paid last year. Last year my Charlotte County School Board amount, which I assume is education spending, was $59.19. This year the amount is $54.33. If you are saying that next year I will be paying more in education taxes, while your company will be receiving $3,000 in a tax break, then why did you say the governor and legislature gave your company a nancial gift? Should you not have said will be giving instead of gave, indicating that the money will be forthcoming and has not yet arrived?Henry August Port CharlotteEditor: Michael Browns parents are outraged over the grand jury decision. Really? Perhaps they ought to consider their parenting skills. Perhaps they ought to consider their sons decision to rob a store that resulted in the APB looking for him. Perhaps they ought to consider their sons decision to Editor: President Obama has just signed an executive order legalizing millions of previously illegal residents and soon will be giving them ID cards and the right to work legally in this country. It is well-known that the prior legally employed minorities have unemployment numbers as much as four times the rate of non-minority groups in our nation. By president executive order, Obama has just given employers a massive group to hire legally, without being required to pay for their Social Security costs or pay for their Obamacare health insurance. The result will be a major savings to the employers. With this savings will they get hiring preferences? Yet, the question remains, will this same voting block of minority voters, who have overwhelmingly supported the Democratic Party with their votes, continue to do so? Good luck. Sure looks to me like the Dems werent looking out for minority groups who have been here working legally in years past. The presidents executive order may well result in your unemployment numbers soaring higher. Just a thought, but perhaps it is time to change your voting support.Steve Baker Port CharlotteEditor: Now we know how the problems of this country are being solved with Obama at the helm. In response to the Michael Brown shooting and grand jury results, the president called together administration, law Editor: I hope the president wasnt looking for political points with the meetings on Ferguson. He is meeting with his Cabinet, law enforcement and civil rights leaders. It is reported that one thing that will be discussed is how to strengthen neighbor hoods. Heres two ideas: provide jobs and keep rabble-rousers from other areas out when a situation arises. How about explaining and supporting the grand jury system? And how about not making statements that iname or spark violence? There is plenty of anger and frustration within the black community. And although much of it is based on real life experiences, there is also a lot that is promoted by the press (because it sells) and the government (because it deects attention). Where are the Martin Luther Kings of our time? The ranting and raving of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and other black leaders only incites more protests, violence and discontent. There are real problems that beg for cool-headed, thoughtful leaders.Virginia Sparks Rotonda WestEditor: I found your item on page 12, Thanksgiving Day, crass and a slur against the churches and restaurants truly giving to those in need on Thanksgiving Day.Peg Beattie EnglewoodEditor: We discovered Culvers on Kings Highway on Sunday and what a refreshing addition to our choice of fast food restaurants. Their burgers are outstanding, as well as their ice cream made daily there. The service was fast and very friendly. Hats off to Jessica, who waited on us. We learned there will be another one next to Jasons Deli next year. Fridays and Chubbyz burgers are good too.Marty Hill Port CharlotteEditor: It was reported that last Sunday a man was beaten to death with hammers by a group of teenagers. This tragedy is another example of some peoples complete disregard for human life. The column was placed on the second page of The Wire section of the paper and the headline read, Man beaten to death with hammers. Oh, did I mention the man was white and the group of teenagers was black? Imagine what the headlines would have been if the man was black and was beaten by a group of white teenagers. There would have been front page headlines, national news coverage on prime time television, random looting and, yes, more protests. Michael Browns death was tragic, but maybe if the media didnt sensationalize it as much as they did, maybe, just maybe, some of these tensions could have been avoided and Ferguson wouldnt be reduced to the rubble it is today.James Pritchard Port CharlotteEditor: I recently had the opportunity to watch and be served by two different nursing staffs from two different hospitals. This letter is not to single out one hospital over another, because they both did a good job. I really want to tell everyone about the nursing staff on the fourth oor of Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Professional, knowledgeable, experienced, kind and maybe most important of all, the best of bedside manners. Unfortunately, I only remember three names. However these three names are the ones I want to point out. Mr. Rice, you would do well to go to the fourth oor and congratulate these three ne nurses, perhaps with an envelope for each. Their names are, at random, Marlene, Andi and Dominique. What can I say ladies, great job, and Im feeling better because of your ne care, Im sure. Good luck to each one of you and all of the rest of the fourth oor staff.Felix Bordelon Port CharlotteEditor: Thanks to the Sun for printing the AP piece exposing the truth about the real motive behind legalization of gay marriage. For years weve heard that gays are being denied their rights, but every gay person has the same right as every straight person to marry another human being Editor: I am an early riser. I wake up at 4 a.m. ve days a week. Several years ago when I retired as a reading specialist in New York City, I taught in a school that was not close to where I lived. In fact, it was in another borough. For ve days a week, after I eat breakfast, I go for a long walk. It is lovely to be outside, to witness the beauty of the warm weather, the sand line. I am unfortunate; I am a faller. Fortunately I have never broken anything. The last time I fell I was getting out of bed. My doctor prescribed a physical therapist to visit me several times a week. I liked the therapist. What I had to do was funny. I had to get up from the sofa chair in which I was sitting several times and walk through the house. I hope and pray that I will not fall again with my walker.Constance A. Lynch Punta GordaMore needed to strengthen texting lawOUR POSITION: First, more enforcement campaigns. Next, a stronger law.When legislators nally managed to pass a law banning texting while driving in 2013, safety advocates knew it was weak and knew it probably would need tweaking in years to come. Just like Floridas seat-belt laws, a full-strength measure would likely take years to implement, despite the obvious public health threats and despite overwhelming public sentiment favoring a crackdown. But legislators often come slowly and reluctantly to laws restricting personal behaviors seat belt use, drunken driving, smoking in public, gun usage even if they are dangerous. So supporters settle for whatever they can and look to step up restrictions incrementally when necessary. A Distracted Driving survey released by Allstate Insurance recently indicates state driving and cellphone usage laws are having mixed results. Some 55 percent of Americans surveyed said they talked on cellphones while driving, and 33 percent said they texted. The latter number is up 2 percent from a survey conducted ve years ago. That, despite the fact that 43 states already have anti-texting laws, most harsher than Floridas. Another 25 percent said they read emails while driving. Fourteen percent admitted to updating social media sites (go gure) and nearly half said they programmed GPS devices, which makes more sense. The most disturbing aspect of the survey was the behavior of younger drivers. Of drivers ages 18-29, 64 percent said they talked on cellphones while behind the wheel. Forty-three percent read their emails. Thirty percent updated social media and 65 percent programmed a GPS while rolling. The bad news is that 58 percent said they still texted while driving. The good news is that number was down 13 percent from ve years ago. Texting while driving is dangerous. A number of studies have noted the similarities in reaction times between driving while texting and driving while drunk. In the blink of an eye, or the time it takes to type in a quick message, a car easily can veer to the left or right. Distracted drivers are slow to see the brake lights on the car ahead of them, or the ball bouncing into the street, or the other bad driver who suddenly cuts them off. Anyone whos done it knows the feeling: Take your eyes off the road for a couple of seconds and, thank God, no one was riding in the bike lane. A story by Sun staffer Adam Kreger this week quoted one veteran state trooper, Kenny Watson, who visits area schools to speak about the dangers of all types of distracted driving, including texting. Its the key demographic. New drivers need to establish good habits. And it may well be that stiffer laws are necessary to hammer home the message. Or tougher enforcement. Kregers story noted only 17 warnings and 10 citations for DWT had been given out by area sheriffs ofces and police departments since October 2013. The current law makes enforcement extremely difcult, but police need to pick up the pace of enforcement, if only with warnings. A program like the Click It or Ticket campaign could help. Some tweaks to the law may be necessary in the future, but for the time being, a little FOG (fear of God) is advisable. of the opposite sex who willingly agrees to marry. Mondays LGBT baby boomers retirement story cuts to the heart of the issue nancial benet. Thats always been the motive. If it was just to be left alone to have a loving relationship then there would be no ght, but LGBT people want to be awarded benets even though their relationships are not federally recognized. Y ou dont see news programs or printed articles lamenting that un-married straight couples who live together are being denied their nancial rights. Those people accept that their choice is not nancially supported by federal law. But the LGBT community seems to believe that although they have made a choice in conict with federal regulations they should still be entitled to the same benets as those who have chosen the federally recognized path. The LGBT community has, despite their life choices, been demanding the same benets as married straight couples receive, calling them rights medical insurance, survivorship and Social Security benets to name a few, without meeting the basic requirement of being legally married to a person of the opposite sex. Its not really all about rights, its all about the Benjamins.Bruce Koran Port Charlotteenforcement and civil rights leaders. The results of a few-hour meeting were announced across the alphabet networks. And the answer is: cameras on cops and money, lots of money. Wow! Such a deep under standing of the distrust and discontent. Such a commitment to the process of communication and establishing trust. Such a action plan on building jobs and rebuilding neighborhoods. Are you kidding me? This was a media circus that amounted to nothing. In the meantime, the discontent grows, more people die and the racial divide widens. All because there is no commitment to real problem solving.Bruce Butler Englewoodwalk down the middle of the street, drawing attention to himself. Perhaps they ought to consider their sons decision to then confront a police ofcer. What the hell did they expect? He was a big bully and a thief and if he had lived he would never have changed and he would have been in and out of jail forever costing taxpayers thousands of dollars. Oh, how we will miss him. Dont pull a Tigers tail, you might end up dead.Leslie Torguson Punta Gorda


The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 E/N/C Our Town Page 11 VIEWPOINTThe White House response to Fer guson wouldnt be complete without a meeting with Al Sharpton, the infamous agitator who has become President Barack Obamas go-to man on race, in the words of a Politico headline from last August. So Sharpton was inevitably one of the civil-rights leaders at a White House meeting Monday. The president no doubt passed up the opportunity to direct Sharpton to the Treasury Department up the street, which would surely love to have him visit and make good on all the taxes he has avoided paying through the years. A New York Times report found that there are $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens against him and his businesses. If the rest of the country had Sharptons accountant, there would be no reason for anyone to call for tax cuts. Our complex and onerous tax code would be rendered irrelevant by simple nonpayment. Despite a disdain for the Internal Revenue Service that would make the average anarcholibertarian blush (among other embarrassments and scandals), Sharpton has leveraged himself into respectability with the Democratic establishment by making himself central to any national racial controversy. By rights, he should have given up any pretense to criminal forensics after his defamatory role in the Tawana Brawley hoax in the 1980s, but there he was in Ferguson, Mo., suggesting the worst, despite what turned out to be strong evidence that Ofcer Darren Wilson acted lawfully. When the grand jury found there was insufcient evidence to indict Wilson, Sharpton pronounced that the Ferguson protesters had lost the battle, but not the war. What are they going to do to win, go out and nd another cop to falsely accuse of a racial assassination and attempt to railroad into an indictment and conviction? The Ferguson story has progressed from the tragedy of the initial incident to the outrage of the violence of the protests to a new phase of charade. The federal government must pretend to do something because it must do something. But what national initiative is going to stop police ofcers from defending themselves when they feel as if they are under mortal threat, as Ofcer Wilson says he did? The Justice Department investigation of Wilson on civil-rights grounds will almost certainly lead nowhere. The standard for such a prosecution is high, and if the evidence didnt merit a routine criminal prosecution, there is no way it can reasonably support a civil-rights charge. President Obama is ordering the streamlining of the rules for providing surplus military equipment to police departments. Fine. But the militarization of the police had nothing to do with the original confrontation between Wilson and Michael Brown, and nothing to do with the ensuing violent protests in Ferguson, which rolled on regardless of the posture of the police. The president wants funding for more bodyworn cameras for local police, a worthy-enough experiment. But such a camera, assuming that what it captured was consistent with the most credible evidence, would have served to vindicate Wilsons version of events rather than the protestors narrative of an extralegal killing. The most needful reform in Ferguson and surrounding communities, per the excellent reporting of Radley Balko of The Washington Post, is the end of the obnoxious and parasitic practice of squeezing revenue out of residents with nes from trafc and other petty offenses. This creates an incentive for police to hassle motorists and is especial ly burdensome to poor residents. Since this issue is exceedingly local and dull, almost no one talks about it. The facts have stopped mattering in Ferguson, if they ever did. It is probably destined to live on in the roll call of locales, like Selma and Birmingham, that are bywords for civil-rights abuses. Never mind that this distorts what happened in Ferguson and belittles the memory of past civil-rights battles. There are too many people too vested in the myth, with Al Sharpton leading the way. Rich Lowry is the editor of the National Review. Readers may reach him at comments.lowry@ Ferguson charade Rich Lowry In Florida we pride ourselves on our policy of government in the sunshine. We expect all aspects of lawmaking and enforce ment to be transpar ent so voters can see and participate in our democratic process and have access to relevant information to hold elected officials accountable. Most governors have honored this commitment to open government and have tried to follow the spirit of the law. To his credit, while governor, Charlie Crist formed the Open Government Commission to address some of the loopholes in the current law and to deal with some needed changes due to technological advances. I had the pleasure of serving as the Senate representative. The commission also included members from the First Amendment Foundation, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Attorney Generals Office, the Florida press and many other distinguished stakeholders committed to strengthening our laws. We met throughout the state and took public testimony on how the public perceives its ability to attain information on state government and its actions. One of the areas we addressed was what punishment for noncompliance should be. Many thoughtful recommendations came out of this process but sadly did not become law. My cynical belief is that we tout Floridas Government in the Sunshine but purposely keep the laws nebulous with little to no accountability or punishment for overlooking them, stalling them or downright ignoring them. There are a couple of recent examples. Gov. Rick Scott claims to believe strongly in Government in the Sunshine but prior to his re-election insisted that no state business was discussed on his personal emails, despite claims to the contrary, and refused to release them. After the election his administration did release the emails that did indeed show state business was discussed. Oops. Its not illegal to use your personal email but the messages regarding state business are subject to public disclosure and harder to trace through private email accounts. Many emails its impossible to tell if all were eventually disclosed but certainly not in a reasonable time frame. It could be interpreted that the letter of the law was met but it does not appear the spirit of the law was. Some of these emails were two years old. Its difficult to hold an elected official or his staff accountable after so much time has passed. Its also difficult to put actions into context when they are removed from the time period they occurred. Why use a private account if not for trying to hide something? Citizens have the right to see what is happening, how decisions are being made and who is influencing those decisions in real time. The administration bragged about Project Sunburst that posted executive staff emails online a gimmick to give the false impression of their commitment to transparency while concealing these emails. If timely disclosure doesnt happen, whats the penalty? None, it seems. Another recent example is the hard-fought release of emails from a political consultant who was heavily involved in the redistricting process. In response to voters overwhelmingly approving the constitutional amendments requiring the Florida Legislature to draw Fair Districts without benefiting either party, political consultants did the partisan dirty work in the shadows. Their work product would have remained out of public view if it werent for a lawsuit that connected the dots of their involvement in a public process that decided the most basic tenant of our democratic process how we are to be represented. Those who benefited were at least two steps removed, giving them plausible deniability. Some suggest that the Republican Party of Florida should punish the consultants involved but that ignores the fact that the desired outcome was achieved. Instead, these consultants were paid millions for campaign work and redistricting advice. Heck, the party even picked up their legal bills. In fact, those consultants involved will likely pick up more clients with the disclosure of their close ties to the powerbrokers and their willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. There needs to be a deterrent, some real teeth in these laws, but thats unlikely to happen. Unfortunately, in the political arena where winning is everything, questionable or devious behavior is seldom punished and usually rewarded if it successfully achieves the desired results. Paula Dockery is a syndicated columnist who served in the Florida Legislature for 16 years as a Republican from Lakeland. Readers may reach her at stalled over sunshine laws Paula Dockery $$ S AV E MONEY $$ Shop the Classifieds 50471804 Monday Friday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 4 p.m. W ESTCHESTER G OLD & D IAMONDS 4200-F TAMIAMI TRAIL, PORT CHARLOTTE (BEHIND ABC LIQUORS) 625-0666 B U Y I N G BUYINGG O L D S I L V E R GOLD, SILVER, D I A M O N D S DIAMONDS & C O I N S & COINS. 50477525 Cant Afford New Dentures? 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Our Town Page 12 E/N/C The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS Marshmallow tower fun at the YMCA Mya Van Salisbury, 7, is all smiles as she works on her marshmallow tower. Sophia Carpenter, 10, attempts to build the tallest marshmallow tower at the YMCA. Left: Isabella Carpenter, 11, starts building her marshmallow tower at the Y. The Szych brothers, Devin, 7, left, and Dylan, 5, were just two of many who attended the North Port Family Ys recent school release day, where they participated in arts and crafts, games and various tness activities. Zachary Marier, 6, uses toothpicks and marshmallows to create a tower. Right: Five-year-old Troy Morgan focuses as he prepares to build a structure using marshmallows and toothpicks at the North Port YMCA recently. Alyssa McCartney, 5, pushes marshmallows together while making a tower during school release day at the North Port YMCA. The North Port Y is under the umbrella of the Charlotte County Family YMCA. SUN PHOTOS BY TAMI GARCIAEight-year-old Chris Reed designs a marshmallow structure with toothpicks during a recent school release day for children in kindergarten through eighth grades at the North Port Family YMCA. 50470069 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 1:00 P.M or shortly thereafter, Ordinance No. 2014-41 will be read for first reading in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida, with the second and final reading to be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the City Chambers located at 4970 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 2014-41 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF NORTH PORT, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATION; ARTICLE 1 CREATING SECTION 2-2, DISTRICTING THE CITY OF NORTH PORT INTO FIVE DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. These meetings will be held in the North Port City Chambers, North Port Florida in public session on the date, time and location specified to consider the following Ordinance and proposed passage thereof: The proposed Ordinances may be inspected by the public at the Municipal Building during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. All interested parties may attend the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinances. No stenographic record by a certified court reporter is made of these meetings. Accordingly, anyone seeking to appeal any decisions involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at these meetings upon which any appeal is to be based. Helen M. Raimbeau, MMC City Clerk Publish December 4, 2014 50476682 Thomas Quigley, M.D. Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon F R E E E Y E E X A M F O R N E W P A T I E N T S complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. O f f e r a p p l i e s t o n e w p a t i e n t s 5 9 y e a r s a n d o l d e r Offer does not apply to Freedom and Optimum health plan participants. Coupon Expires 1/16/2015 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. Code: CS00 w w w d o c t o r q u i g l e y c o m 20600 VETERANS BLVD., SUITE A PORT CHARLOTTE 941-766-7474 2529 TAMIAMI TRAIL PUNTA GORDA 941-639-2020 330 NORTH BREVARD (NEXT TO FARM CREDIT), ARCADIA 863-993-2020

PAGE 13 THURSDAY DECEMBER 4, 2014 T he Wire INSIDE The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.07 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,912.62. Page 4 US stocks extend record run Brussels was the site of a high-level meeting of scores of nations now devoted to destroying the rampant insurgency. Page 6 Global coalition stepping up against Islamic State STATE NATIONAL WORLD BUSINESS WEATHER 1. Grand jury clears cop in chokehold death Federal authorities say theyll now conduct a civil rights investi gation into the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York City officer. See page 1.2. Air bag maker balks at coast-to-coast recall in US At issue are air bags whose inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into the passenger compartment. See page 1.3. US, Iran allied against militants The two adversaries are fighting parallel campaigns targeting the Islamic State militants. See page 6.4. How hot this year has been 2014 is currently tied with 2010 for the warmest year on record. See page 6.5. Florida minimum wage to go up Jan. 1 The states minimum wage will increase to $8.05. See page 1.6. Florida gay marriage closer? A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to extend past Jan. 5 a hold on a ruling that declared Floridas ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. See page 1.7. Michael Browns stepfather apologizes Louis Head said that he was full of emotion on Nov. 24 when he yelled, Burn this bitch down! See page 2.8. Crowd flocking to Kennedy Space Center Some 26,000 guests are expected to jam the Florida facility for the sunrise launch of the Orion spacecraft, which someday may be used to visit Mars. See page 2.9. Giving Tuesday raises $46M for charity Research shows the amount donated increased by 63 percent over 2013. See page 2.10. N. Korea ordered all Kim Jong Uns to change name According to a report on a South Korean TV station, North Korean authorities issued the directive in 2011 when Kim Jong Un came into power. See page 6.10 things to knowMIAMI A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to extend past Jan. 5 a hold on a ruling that declared Floridas ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, possibly bringing samesex weddings one step closer to reality. The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said Wednesday it will consider the substance of the states appeal on an expedited basis. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants the court to reverse a Tallahassee federal judges decision in August that would strike down the same-sex marriage ban. In that ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said the Jan. 5 date would give enough time for appeals to be considered before any Florida marriage licenses are issued to same-sex couples. If the appeals court were to reverse Hinkles decision, the date would become irrelevant. Still, Equality Florida Chief Executive Ofcer Nadine Smith hailed Wednesdays single-page ruling as a victory, noting that if the stay expires, gay couples could begin applying for marriage licenses after Jan. 5. Every day of delay is another day of harm experienced by thousands of loving and committed same-sex couples in Florida, she said. Now its time to break out the wedding bells. Florida is ready for the freedom to marry. The Florida Family Policy Council, one of the groups that Gay marriage 1 step closer? By CURT ANDERSONASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERFederal court refuses to delay Florida ruling past Jan. 5GAY | 3 WASHINGTON Japans Takata Corp. rejected federal regulators demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars. Amid the standoff, Honda Motor Co. decided to act on its own and recall cars with the potentially defective equipment in all 50 states. But other automakers have yet to make a decision. At issue are air bags whose inators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into the passenger compartment. At least ve deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked Takata balks at nationwide recallBy DEE-ANN DURBIN and MARCY GORDONASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS AP PHOTOSHiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of global quality assurance at Takata, center, left, joined at right by Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, and Craig Westbrook, vice president for aftersales for BMW of North America, far right, testies on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, before the House Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade subcommittee hearing to examine ruptures and recalls of defective air bags made by Takata. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., can explode with too much force, sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartment. Air bag makers refusal sets up possible legal showdown Stephanie Erdman, an Air Force 1st lieutenant, describes her experience when she was injured by metal fragments from a defective airbag made by Takata of Japan, as the Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the devices linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 20.TAKATA | 3 NEW YORK A grand jury cleared a white police ofcer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers who likened the case to the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Mo. As the demonstrations mounted, Attorney General Eric Holder said in Washington that federal authorities would conduct a civil rights investigation into the July 17 death of Eric Garner at the hands of Ofcer Daniel Pantaleo. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said the grand jury found no reasonable cause to bring charges, but unlike the chief prosecutor in the Ferguson case, he gave no details on how the panel arrived at its decision. The grand jury could have considered a range of charges, from reckless endangerment to murder. Protesters gathered in Times Square and converged on the heavily secured area around the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting NYC officer cleared in suspects chokehold deathBy TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGASSOCIATED PRESS WRITERS AP PHOTOProtesters in Times Square carry signs in reaction to a non-in dictment against a police ocer in the death of Eric Garner, Wednesday in New York.OFFICER | 3 Florida workers who earn the minimum wage will get a 12-cent bump in their pay on Jan. 1. The states minimum wage will increase to $8.05, up 12 cents from $7.93 in 2014. For tipped employees, the minimum wage required is at least $5.03 an hour. With the increase, Floridas required minimum wage is nearly one dollar more than the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25. While raising the minimum wage has been controversial in other states, Floridas minimum is tied to ination through a constitutional amendment passed in 2004. On Sept. 30 of each year, Floridas Department of Economic Opportunity recalculates the states minimum wage as required by Floridas minimum wage law. Except in the restaurant and retail Florida minimum wage to go upBy MARCIA HEROUX POUNDSSUN SENTINEL WRITERMINIMUM | 3 J L4U1.4 6aICI ''41


Page 2 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 NATIONAL/STATE NEWS Mystery gold coin dropped in Fort Myers red kettleFORT MYERS (Fort Myers News-Press) The lover of Mimi has given again. On Tuesday, a Liberty Eagle $20 gold coin, dated 1924, landed in The Salvation Armys red kettle at Publix at Colonial Crossings in Fort Myers. That makes the anonymous-giving tradition a decade old. Sellers are asking more than $1,700 for the coin on ebay. While the giver always offers a Liberty Eagle gold coin, the coins are minted from different years and bring in at least a thousand dollars for the charity. A note always accompanies the coin: In loving memory of Mimi. Leaders at The Salvation Army dont know who Mimi is or who is giving the gold coins in her memory. It often inspires coin-giving copycats. This seasons red kettle campaign in Fort Myers aims to raise $650,000 to help needy local families. | STATE Launch of Orion spaceship has NASA flying highCAPE CANAVERA (AP) With the imminent debut of its Orion spacecraft, NASA is on a high not felt since the space shuttle days. Shuttle veterans, in fact, are leading the charge in todays two-orbit, 4hour test ight, meant to shake out the capsule before astronauts climb aboard eventually, perhaps, to visit Mars. Orion is set to y far ther than any human-rated spacecraft since the Apollo moon program, aiming for a distance of 3,600 miles, more than 14 times higher than the International Space Station. That peak altitude will provide the necessary momentum for a 20,000mph, 4,000-degree entry over the Pacic. Those 11 short minutes to splashdown is what NASA calls the trial by re, arguably the most critical part of the entire test ight. The heat shield at Orions base, at 16.5 feet across, is the largest of its kind ever built. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:05 a.m. today.Company buys 3 Florida citrus producersFORT MYERS (AP) Alico Inc. is buying three Florida citrus operations for $363 million in an aggressive move that the Fort Myers company says will make it the largest citrus producer in the country. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Wednesdays announcement is the $274 million acquisition of Orange-Co. LP, which has one of the largest contiguous citrus grove properties in the state. The deal was financed in part through proceeds from Alicos recently announced $97 million sale of its sugarcane assets. Separately, Alico is also buying Silver Nip Citrus for $72 million, and Gator Grove for $16.6 million. Together, the deals will boost Alicos annual production to about 10 million boxes, or roughly 10 percent of Floridas citrus production. Shares in Alico surged in early trading, up nearly 17 percent. | NATION AP PHOTOThis Oct. 3 photo provided by Eric Ristau shows Artie a rescued Newfoundland, riding in a side car with Rebecca Hodges and Joe Baker in Redding, Calif.Lookin for adventureHouse votes to extend tax breaks through DecemberWASHINGTON (AP) The House rushed through a last-minute measure Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks for banks, investment rms, commuters and NASCAR track owners. The bill would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim the tax breaks on their 2014 returns. It would add nearly $42 billion to the budget decit over the next decade. The more than 50 tax breaks benet big corporations and small businesses, as well as teachers and people who live in states without a state income tax. More narrow provisions include tax breaks for lmmakers, racehorse owners and rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The bill passed 378-46. It now goes to the Senate, where Democratic leaders have been noncommittal about whether they would accept it or try to change it.House OKs bill to widen federal help WASHINGTON (AP) In a bipartisan show of unity, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to allow Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for expenses from education to housing and health care. The 404-17 vote approves the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled since 1990, affecting as many as 54 million disabled people and their families who often struggle to pay for intensive forms of care. It now goes to the Senate, where it was expected to move quickly to passage in the coming days.Analysts: Giving Tuesday raised $46M for charityWASHINGTON (AP) Nonprofit experts say the national drive known as Giving Tuesday is having a growing impact, with nearly $46 million raised for charitable groups this week. Research from Indiana Universitys Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Case Foundation provided to The Associated Press shows the amount donated increased by 63 percent over 2013. Last year, about $28 million was raised.Faces rocker Ian McLagan diesLOS ANGELES (AP) Rolling Stones collaborator and Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan has died. A statement on his ofcial website said the musician died Wednesday in Austin, Texas, after suffering a stroke a day earlier. He was 69. McLagan was a member of the British pop group Small Faces in the 1960s. The band changed its name to Faces when Rod Stewart and Ron Wood joined in 1969. MCLAGANMichael Browns stepfather apologizesFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police ofcer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area. Louis Head said Wednesday in a statement that he was full of emotion on the night of Nov. 24, when he yelled Burn this bitch down! in a crowd of protesters. St. Louis County police said Tuesday they are investigating Heads comments as part of a broader inquiry into the arson, vandalism and looting. Twelve commercial buildings were destroyed in the hours after the grand jury decision.California bans coyote hunts that offer prizes(AP) California ofcials on Wednesday banned coyote hunting contests that have sparked a culture clash between wildlife advocates and ranchers who offer cash and other prizes to marksmen who killed the most animals. It was the rst ban of its kind in the nation, according to Camilla Fox, executive director of Project Coyote, which petitioned the state to end the popular contests that occur almost every month in California or nearby states. The vote by the state Fish and Game Commission allows hunters to shoot as many of the predators as they wish year-round but stops the awarding of prizes.Obama unveils plan to help young Native AmericansBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for Native American youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obamas Generation Indigenous initiative calls for programs focused on better preparing young Native Americans for college and careers, and developing leadership skills through the Department of Education and the Aspen Institutes Center for Native American Youth. Members of the presidents staff also plan to visit reservations next year.Appeals court halts Texas executionHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A federal appeals court halted the execution scheduled Wednesday of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the reprieve less than eight hours before condemned killer Scott Panetti was set to receive a lethal injection. Panetti was sentenced to death for fatally shooting his estranged wifes parents 22 years ago. His lawyers argued that hes too mentally ill to qualify for capital punishment, and they sought the delay so Panetti could undergo new competency tests. Appeals also had been led with the U.S. Supreme Court, which has said mentally ill people cannot be executed if they dont have a factual and rational understanding of why theyre being punished.Martha Stewart to open coffee shopNEW YORK (AP) Martha Stewart is going into the coffee business. A spokeswoman for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. conrmed Wednesday that plans are in place for the company to open a New York coffee shop. She declined to offer more details, such as when it will open. The shop will be in New Yorks Chelsea neighborhood, within the same building that holds the companys headquarters. STEWARTStudent, 8, told to unclog toilet with bare handsOTHELLO, Wash. (AP) A Washington state teacher acknowledged ordering an 8-year-old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands, and the boys parents say the educator deserves more than a reprimand. Artie and Lisa Adams tell KEPR-TV that they learned of the Nov. 6 incident at Scootney Springs Elementary School in the small city of Othello when they asked their son about his day at school. The third-grader said he reported the clog and teacher Brent Taylor told him to clear it with his bare hands. The parents complained. The principal reprimanded Taylor and ordered the 23-year teaching veteran to review a hygiene course. Othello Superintendent George Juarez says he stands by the principals decision. 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The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 WIRE Page 3 FROM PAGE ONE ALMANAC Today is Thursday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2014. There are 27 days left in the year. Today in history On Dec. 4, 1984, a five-day hijack drama began as four armed men seized a Kuwaiti airliner en route to Pakistan and forced it to land in Tehran, where the hijackers killed American passenger Charles Hegna. (A second American, William Stanford, also was killed during the siege before Iranian security seized control of the plane.) On this dateIn 1214, Alexander II became King of Scots at age 16 upon the death of his father, William the Lion. In 1619, a group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Va. In 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. In 1816, James Monroe of Virginia was elected the fifth president of the United States. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson left Washington on a trip to France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference. In 1945, the Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations by a vote of 65-7. In 1954, the first Burger King stand was opened in Miami by James McLamore and David Edgerton. In 1965, the United States launched Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell aboard. In 1980, the bodies of four American churchwomen slain in El Salvador two days earlier were unearthed. (Five Salvadoran national guardsmen were later convicted of murdering nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy Kazel, and lay worker Jean Donovan.) In 1996, the Mars Pathfinder lifted off from Cape Canaveral and began speeding toward the red planet on a 310 million-mile odyssey. (It arrived on Mars in July 1997.) Todays birthdays Game show host Wink Martindale is 81. Pop singer Freddy Cannon is 78. Actor-producer Max Baer Jr. is 77. Actress Gemma Jones is 72. Rock musician Bob Mosley (Moby Grape) is 72. Singer-mu sician Chris Hillman is 70. Rock singer Southside Johnny Lyon is 66. Actor Jeff Bridges is 65. Actress Patricia Wettig is 63. Actor Tony Todd is 60. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson is 59. Country musician Brian Prout (Diamond Rio) is 59. Rock musi cian Bob Griffin (The BoDeans) is 55. Actress Marisa Tomei is 50. Actor-comedian Fred Armisen is 48. Rapper Jay-Z is 45. Actor Kevin Sussman is 44. Actress-model Tyra Banks is 41. Country singer Lila McCann is 33. Actress Lindsay Felton is 30. Actor Orlando Brown is 27. MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they havent landed on Santas naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep. The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the best way to get in touch with the North Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists could be considered an emergency. So, the brothers used their Dads cellphone to place a 911 call, hoping to be connected with the North Pole and the big guy himself. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen says that brought police to their Mayville home where officers gave the boys some advice. If you want to talk to Santa, do it in person. Mayville is 50 miles northwest of Milwaukee.ODD NEWS Wisconsin boys dial 911 in search of Santa industries, the minimum wage is not an issue for many employers, said Joan Ciferri, president of David Wood Personnel, a stafng rm in Boca Raton. Companies have to pay more than that. Theyre not able to retain their staff paying less than $10 an hour, she said. Paul Greenberg, partner in American Social Bar & Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, said hes not concerned about the minimum wage increase. We pay our team more than minimum wage to start anyway, he said. Greenberg said he thinks that helps result in relatively low turnover at the three-year-old company, which now has 140 employees. We want to make sure our employees are taken care of, he said. In his State of the Union address this year, President Obama called for a rise in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Some South Florida businesses, including Jaxsons Ice Cream Parlour in Dania Beach and Cafe Luna Rosa in Delray Beach, responded by raising their minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. More states have been increasing their minimum wages. Eleven major cities including San Francisco and Seattle have raise their minimum wage this year, according to the National Employment Law Project, an advocate for low-wage workers that argues that higher minimum wages enacted by U.S. cities have shown no evidence of slowed job growth or business relocations. Florida law requires employers to post a minimum wage notice in a conspicuous and accessible place in the workplace.MINIMUMFROM PAGE 1 with a combination of professional-looking signs and hand-scrawled placards reading, Black lives matter and Fellow white people, wake up. And in the Staten Island neighborhood where Garner died, people reacted with angry disbelief and chanted, I cant breathe! and Hands up dont choke! Garners mother, Gwen Carr, said the grand jury decision just tore me up. I couldnt see how a grand jury could vote and say there was no probable cause, she said. What were they looking at? Were they looking at the same video the rest of the world was looking at? In his rst public comments, Pantaleo said he prays for Garners family and hopes they accept his condolences. I became a police ofcer to help people and to protect those who cant protect themselves, he said in the statement. It is never my intention to harm anyone, and I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Garner. Police union ofcials and Pantaleos lawyer ar gued that the ofcer used a takedown move taught by the police department, not a banned maneuver, because Garner was resisting arrest. They said his poor health was the main reason he died. Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled an appearance at the tree lighting and met with Garners father and other community leaders. At a Staten Island church, he said theres a lot of pain and frustration in the room this evening, but he called on protesters to remain peaceful. I couldnt help but immediately think what it would mean to me to lose Dante, the mayor said about his teenage son, who is half-black. Life would never be the same for me after. A video shot by an onlooker and widely viewed on the Internet showed the 43-year-old Garner telling a group of police ofcers to leave him alone as they tried to arrest him. Pantaleo responded by wrapping his arm around Garners neck in what appeared to be a chokehold, which is banned under NYPD policy. The heavyset Garner, who had asthma, was heard repeatedly gasping, I cant breathe! Experts said that without knowing how prosecutors presented the case, its difcult to theorize how the grand jury reached its decision. In order to nd Pantaleo criminally negligent, the panel would have had to determine he knew there was a substantial risk that Garner would have died. Critics of the outcome in Ferguson where a grand jury refused last week to indict a white police ofcer who shot unarmed black 18-yearold Michael Brown complained that prosecutors there allowed the ofcer to give a self-serving account without challenging inconsistencies. The Garner video speaks for itself, said Jeffrey Fagan, a professor at Columbia Law School. It appears to show negligence. But if we learned anything from the Brown case, its the power of prosecutors to construct and manage a narrative in a way that can shape the outcome. While details on the grand jurors were not disclosed, Staten Island is the most politically conservative of the citys ve boroughs and home to many police and reghters. The district attorney said he will seek to have information on the investigation released.OFFICERFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTORev. Al Sharpton speaks alongside Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, left, and Esaw Garner, Garners wife, during a news conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York on Wednesday. supported the 2008 Florida constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, released a statement criticizing Wednesdays decision. The court today is wrong, Council President John Stemberger said in a news release. The courts will never have the nal word on an institution as fundamental to the human experience as marriage. You simply cannot build a civilization without natural marriage. Bondi spokeswoman Jennifer Meale said ofcials are reviewing the decision. One of the states options would be to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to extend the stay past the date as appeals are pending. Like many other judges, Hinkle ruled that the states gay-marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitutions guarantee of equal protection. Most federal appeals courts have adopted a similar view, except for a recent decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upholding the right of four states to decide whether to allow gay marriage. More than half the states allow gay marriage. Its unclear when the 11th Circuit will rule on the substance of the states appeal. Ultimately it will likely take the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the issue nationally, particularly since there is now a split among the circuit courts. Judges in four Florida counties have also declared the same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but those decisions are also being appealed by Bondi and no marriage licenses have been issued.GAYFROM PAGE 1 to the problem worldwide. Over the past six years, Takata and 10 automakers issued a series of recalls covering 8 million cars in the U.S., mostly in high-humidity areas such as the Gulf Coast, because of evidence that moisture can cause the propellant to burn too quickly. But after incidents in California and North Carolina, the National Highway Trafc Safety Administration began pressing for the recall of 8 million more vehicles from coast to coast a demand that Takata atly rejected. Theres not enough scientic evidence to change from a regional recall to a national recall, Hiroshi Shimizu, Takata senior vice president of global quality assurance, told a House subcommittee on Capitol Hill. Takata also contends that NHTSA has authority to seek recalls only from auto manufacturers and makers of replacement parts, not from original parts suppliers a position NHTSA contests. Shimizu insisted that the air bags are safe: I would drive a car with a Takata air bag. David Friedman, NHTSA deputy administrator, said he was deeply disappointed by Takatas response. The agency is now gathering proof that a recall is needed, which it will present at a public hearing. After that, NHTSA could order Takata to undertake a recall, and could take the company to court if it refuses. But Friedman acknowledged that could take months. Its time for industry to step up, Friedman told lawmakers. Until (Takata) and automakers act, affected drivers wont be protected. The stalemate is likely to add to the confusion among car owners, many of whom are already bewildered because some of the recalls have covered drivers-side air bags, while others applied to passenger-side air bags, and a few covered both. The NHTSA-demanded recalls would involve drivers-side air bags. At Wednesdays hearing, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, the panels senior Democrat, said she has received letters from constituents who are literally afraid to drive their cars. Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., warned that driving a car with a Takata air bag is tantamount to driving down the highway with a shotgun pointed at you. Drivers whose cars have been recalled should have received notices in the mail. A driver can also key in the vehicles identication number at or call the dealer to see if the car is covered. But for those outside the recall zone who want to know if their air bags are safe, things get trickier. Its difcult to tell if a car has a Takata air bag inator. Car owners can try asking their dealer, but even they may not know. Honda is Takatas largest customer, but the company also made air bags for Ford, Chrysler, Mazda and BMW. Mazda said Wednesday that it will probably expand its recall, while BMW said it is evaluating the situation. Ford and Chrysler both expanded passenger air bag recalls on Wednesday to include states outside of the initial high-humidity zones. But neither automaker recalled additional drivers side air bag inators, as Honda did.TAKATAFROM PAGE 1DETROIT (AP) Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. and 10 automakers have recalled 14 million vehicles worldwide for a problem with both driver and passenger side air bags, including 8 million in the U.S. The air bags can inate with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister and sending shards ying at drivers and passengers. The recalls have been limited to areas of high humidity, such as along the Gulf Coast. But the exact locations covered vary by automaker. This can be confusing for car owners, some of whom have written lawmakers to say theyre afraid to drive their cars. On Tuesday, Takata declined a U.S. government demand to add about 8 million cars to a recall of drivers side air bags by broadening it to all 50 states. At least ve deaths and dozens of injuries worldwide have been linked to the problem. Here are some questions and answers about the recalls: Q: How can I nd out if my car has been recalled? A: Dozens of models made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota dating to the 2001 model year are covered. You should have received a recall notice from your automaker. Also, you can go to and key in your vehicle identication number, which normally is printed on your registration and stamped on the dashboard. That will tell you if your car is being recalled. You can also call your dealer. Honda is Takatas largest customer, and has so far recalled over 5 million vehicles in the U.S. alone Q: Why are some of the recalls just in areas with high humidity? A: Government investigators and Takata ofcials believe that prolonged exposure to moisture in the air makes the inator chemical, ammonium nitrate, burn too fast, creating too much pressure. That can cause the metal inator canisters to shatter, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Theyre still conducting tests on inators replaced by dealers to gure out what level of humidity causes the problem. Initially the recall areas were limited to Florida, Puerto Rico, areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and Hawaii. Q: I live outside the recall areas, but the humidity is still high. Is my car safe? A: The short answer is no one is sure because the problem is still under investigation. This has some car owners confused and worried. Investigators think they have found a concentration of defective inators inside the high-humidity zone. But there are still a lot of humid locations outside those areas. Takata says the cars are safe if theyre outside the high-humidity area. Its difcult to tell if your car has a Takata air bag inator. You can try asking your dealer, but even they may not know. Q: Why doesnt the government just order a national recall of all Takata air bag inators? A: Safety regulators say two incidents outside of current recall zones involving drivers side air bags are cause for a national recall. Takata disagrees. That could mean civil nes and a court date for Takata. Regulators can go to court to force Takata to do a recall, but they have to hold a public hearing rst. Q: Whats next? A: Other automakers are deciding whether to join Honda in a national drivers side recall. And the investigation will continue into passenger side problems. Takata could wind up being ned and face court action for defying the governments demands.What you need to know about Takata air bag recall 4oc11 B9O y(on mg deg)hhhdopr j +'12


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If you give gift receipts, tell your recipients the value so they get a fair exchange. If you give a gift card, provide the receipt. It will be needed to replace a lost or stolen card. 2. Thou shalt use credit cards. Credit cards provide top fraud protection, and if your credit card is a reward card, you can get rebates and other goodies. Be strategic. Some cards offer extra points or cash back on different categories of products at different times. For instance, from October through December, the Chase Freedom card offers 5 percent back on up to $1,500 in purchases from, and select department stores. 3. Thou shalt keep track of rebates. Plan carefully if youre counting on rebates for anything youre giving as a gift. Youll probably need to submit the UPC symbol, which could be a problem if your gift recipient takes or destroys the packaging. If you apply for the rebate before you give the gift, you risk losing your right to return the item. Figure out what you need to do ahead of time. Make a list of rebate-eligible gifts and filing deadlines. For example, to obtain a $30 Visa prepaid card after pur chasing a KitchenAid Diamond blender, you must buy the product by Dec. 31 and send in the completed rebate form, the UPC code from the package and a copy of the receipt by Jan. 31, 2015. 4. Thou shalt not take on debt. Consumer Reports recommends making a budget before shopping, and sticking to it. Dont be enticed by retailer special offers that provide no-interest financing for a year or more. Theres no guarantee youll be able to repay every thing you owe by the deadline. If you cant, youll have to pay back the interest that has been silently accruing during the interest free period. 5. Thou shalt not fall victim to the hype. Just because its Black Friday or an item is 50 percent off doesnt mean its a top deal. In a 2011 study, a price prediction website found that more than a quarter of the TVs and cameras recommended by Consumer Reports were at least 5 percent cheaper after Black Friday weekend. Dont assume that you can get the best deals only by buying at a particular time or sales event. 6. Thou shalt not become a target. Avoid theft by withdrawing cash only from ATMs in public places or inside your bank. Avoid giving your email address or phone num ber to walk-in stores unless you welcome their incessant mar keting. Check out as a guest when shopping online. If the online retailer asks you to check a box indicating that you want them to retain your credit card info, dont do it. Investigate retailers youre unfamiliar with by searching the Web and by looking for a Better Business Bureau report ( Read sites privacy policies and terms of service. 7. Thou shalt not give gift cards. Though federal giftcard protections have improved, gift cards remain a hassle. Store cards can be used only at the issuing retailer and might be nonrefundable if theyre lost or stolen, as with Red Lobster and Olive Garden gift cards. Bank cards usually have fees. Simon Mall Visa gift cards cost $5.95 to purchase and charge $2.95 monthly if a balance remains after 13 months. 7 commandments of holiday shopping NEW YORK (AP) A batch of good news on the economy Wednesday pushed the stock market to new highs. Payroll processer ADP said that U.S. companies added 208,000 jobs in November, the third straight month that hiring has topped 200,000. A separate report showed that service sector activity climbed close to an eightmonth high in November. The reports were an encouraging sign before the governments monthly jobs survey is published on Friday. There is nothing more important than employment data, said Russell Price, senior economist at Ameriprise Financial. More income fuels more consumer spending over time. The Standard & Poors 500 index rose 7.78 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,074.33. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 33.07 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,912.62. The Nasdaq composite climbed 18.66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,774.47. After rebounding from a slump in mid-October, stocks have been gradually moving higher on optimism that the U.S. economy will continue to improve next year. Investors are also hopeful that actions by central banks outside of the U.S. will help bolster global growth. Economists forecast that the U.S. government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in November and that the unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent, according the nancial data provider FactSet. The biggest, most important economic statistic in the world looks like it will continue its winning streak if this mornings ADP employment report is to be believed, Christopher Rupkey, chief nancial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, wrote in a note to clients. Things are better than you think. On Wednesday, stocks also got a lift from the energy sector as the price of oil showed signs of stabilizing. The sector rose for a third straight day, as drilling companies and other businesses that provide services to the oil and gas industry gained.US stocks extend record run(AP) Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task theyd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015. The annual enrollment window for the privately run versions of the governments Medicare program for the elderly and disabled people closes on Sunday. This is the main opportunity most customers have each year to adjust their health coverage, and it may be worth paying extra attention to the details. Insurers frequently tweak their coverage plans from year to year, but brokers and other industry insiders say theyre seeing more changes over the past few years as companies weed out lower-qual ity coverage and adjust to government funding cuts. About 4 percent of Medicare Advantage enrollees, or roughly 480,000 people, will have to nd new coverage for 2015 because their current plan wont exist, according the nonprot Kaiser Family Foundation, which studies health care issues. Last year, more than 500,000 people faced that choice. Customers who lose their old plans may be eligible to pick coverage in a special election period that runs through the end of February. Other customers with discontinued plans are being automatically enrolled in another option offered by the same insurer. Companies generally try to limit the coverage changes in these cases, but the plans may not be identical, especially when comparing premiums. It really pays to shop around, said Dwane McFerrin, a vice president with Senior Market Sales Inc., which helps agents sell Medicare Advantage coverage. However, sitting down to gure out coverage changes or whether theres a better option can trigger headaches. Customers need to make sure their new plan covers all their doctors and prescriptions and leaves them with manageable bills if a major health problem hits. Plus, they have to make sure the price or premium is right.Medicare Advantage enrollment deadline looms 0 0


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Page 6 WIRE The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 WEATHER/WORLD NEWS Publication date: 12/4/14 Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Arcadia Hull Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source : 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme. RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature Today Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Gulf Water Temperature Source : National Allergy BureauPunta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES CONDITIONS TODAY TIDES AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. ALMANAC Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port MARINE THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-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 TABLE647683837872 TODAY Partly cloudy83 / 6315% chance of rainPartly cloudy83 / 6225% chance of rain FRIDAY Partly cloudy83 / 6110% chance of rain SATURDAY Partly cloudy80 / 5810% chance of rain SUNDAY Mostly sunny77 / 570% chance of rain MONDAYAir Quality Index readings as of WednesdayMain pollutant: ozoneForecasts and graphics, except for the WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Wednesday24 hours through 5 p.m. Wednesday 0.00 Month to date Trace Normal month to date 0.18 Year to date 51.97 Normal year to date 49.05 Record 0.55 (2009) High/Low 83/62 Normal High/Low 78/57 Record High 86 (1978) Record Low 37 (2010) Today Fri. Today Fri. Today Fri.Apalachicola 74 56 pc 73 57 s Bradenton 79 63 s 80 64 s Clearwater 78 64 s 79 65 s Coral Springs 81 71 s 81 68 s Daytona Beach 76 62 pc 77 61 sh Fort Lauderdale 81 72 s 81 71 s Fort Myers 82 65 s 83 65 s Fort Pierce 79 66 pc 80 63 s Gainesville 78 57 pc 78 57 s Jacksonville 74 55 pc 74 55 s Key Largo 80 73 s 80 73 s Key West 79 70 s 79 71 s Kissimmee 78 64 pc 78 62 s Lakeland 79 63 s 79 62 s Melbourne 79 66 pc 78 64 sh Miami 82 72 s 82 71 s Naples 82 65 s 82 65 s Ocala 78 59 pc 77 58 s Okeechobee 78 66 pc 80 63 s Orlando 80 64 pc 80 63 s Panama City 74 54 pc 73 56 s Pensacola 74 56 pc 71 57 s Pompano Beach 81 72 s 82 71 s St. Augustine 72 61 pc 74 59 sh St. Petersburg 78 63 s 78 64 s Sanford 79 63 pc 79 62 s Sarasota 79 62 s 80 62 s Tallahassee 78 55 pc 76 56 s Tampa 79 64 s 79 64 s Titusville 77 64 pc 77 62 sh Vero Beach 78 65 pc 78 62 s West Palm Beach 81 71 s 81 69 pc Winter Haven 79 64 s 80 63 sToday 12:15a 8:14a 2:52p 6:58p Fri. 12:49a 8:56a 3:42p 7:32p Today 1:29p 6:30a 11:26p 5:14p Fri. 2:19p 7:12a --5:48p Today 12:34p 4:51a 10:31p 3:35p Fri. 1:24p 5:33a 11:05p 4:09p Today 12:47a 8:43a 3:24p 7:27p Fri. 1:21a 9:25a 4:14p 8:01p Today 11:44a 5:09a 9:41p 3:53p Fri. 12:34p 5:51a 10:15p 4:27p NE 8-16 1-2 Light NE 8-16 1-3 Light 83/63 79/64 79/63 81/68 81/64 82/65 82/63 83/64 82/64 82/65 82/64 80/63 79/64 81/64 82/63 78/63 81/64 80/65 81/63 80/63 81/63 80/62 81/63 80/61 79/62 78/64 80/67 82/65 82/6468 Pollen Index readings as of Wednesday Today Fri. 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Today Fri.Albuquerque 56 37 sh 58 37 s Anchorage 31 22 c 28 18 c Atlanta 69 54 pc 64 52 pc Baltimore 46 34 pc 46 41 c Billings 43 27 c 41 24 pc Birmingham 72 57 pc 70 57 pc Boise 52 34 c 50 37 pc Boston 43 27 s 40 37 c Buffalo 33 25 pc 42 34 c Burlington, VT 31 16 s 33 30 pc Charleston, WV 45 38 r 54 50 r Charlotte 58 42 pc 57 45 pc Chicago 34 30 c 38 32 c Cincinnati 41 37 r 52 45 r Cleveland 34 29 pc 43 36 r Columbia, SC 66 46 pc 64 49 pc Columbus, OH 39 33 c 46 41 r Concord, NH 37 14 s 34 27 pc Dallas 67 58 sh 74 49 r Denver 54 35 c 51 31 s Des Moines 38 30 pc 42 27 c Detroit 33 26 pc 41 33 c Duluth 23 15 c 29 7 pc Fairbanks 5 -1 s 3 -10 sf Fargo 31 11 pc 24 5 s Hartford 43 25 s 41 35 c Helena 36 24 c 39 22 pc Honolulu 81 69 pc 81 70 pc Houston 72 62 c 74 62 sh Indianapolis 37 33 c 45 37 r Jackson, MS 76 56 pc 72 61 c Kansas City 43 37 i 48 31 r Knoxville 59 47 sh 63 49 c Las Vegas 64 49 pc 63 49 pc Los Angeles 69 58 c 69 57 pc Louisville 44 40 r 61 52 r Memphis 63 53 c 69 56 r Milwaukee 33 29 c 39 30 c Minneapolis 28 21 c 33 15 pc Montgomery 78 54 pc 75 55 pc Nashville 55 48 c 68 58 c New Orleans 75 61 pc 76 61 pc New York City 43 34 s 44 44 c Norfolk, VA 49 40 pc 55 46 c Oklahoma City 59 51 sh 63 42 r Omaha 42 29 pc 44 24 pc Philadelphia 45 34 s 46 43 c Phoenix 73 56 r 75 58 pc Pittsburgh 38 31 pc 45 43 i Portland, ME 40 19 s 34 30 pc Portland, OR 46 42 sh 50 43 r Providence 43 26 pc 44 36 c Raleigh 54 40 c 56 45 c Salt Lake City 53 35 c 53 37 s St. Louis 41 38 i 54 38 r San Antonio 72 64 sh 75 61 sh San Diego 68 56 pc 68 59 pc San Francisco 65 55 c 64 56 sh Seattle 45 43 r 53 44 r Washington, DC 49 39 pc 50 46 c Amsterdam 35 32 pc 41 37 c Baghdad 72 51 s 71 51 pc Beijing 35 16 s 39 17 s Berlin 38 34 pc 38 32 c Buenos Aires 86 68 s 84 71 s Cairo 81 60 s 79 57 s Calgary 27 9 pc 24 16 c Cancun 83 70 pc 83 70 s Dublin 41 34 pc 42 35 pc Edmonton 15 3 c 15 9 pc Halifax 40 21 s 29 25 s Kiev 24 14 pc 26 16 s London 42 35 sh 44 32 pc Madrid 50 33 pc 51 32 pc Mexico City 72 45 s 74 43 pc Montreal 24 9 s 29 25 pc Ottawa 22 11 s 29 26 c Paris 39 36 pc 41 34 c Regina 16 3 pc 14 7 s Rio de Janeiro 86 70 pc 78 70 r Rome 63 53 t 61 50 t St. Johns 52 24 r 30 22 s San Juan 84 74 t 83 73 t Sydney 87 71 t 82 69 t Tokyo 58 44 r 54 39 c Toronto 33 25 pc 39 32 c Vancouver 41 35 r 47 39 r Winnipeg 18 2 pc 12 -2 s 82/63High ............... 83 at Punta Gorda, FLLow .......................... -9 at Poplar, MTFt. Myers 82/65 sun none Punta Gorda 83/63 sun none Sarasota 79/62 sun none Full Dec 6 Last Dec 14 New Dec 21 First Dec 28 Today 4:26 p.m. 5:03 a.m. Friday 5:14 p.m. 6:02 a.m. Today 7:02 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Friday 7:03 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Today 3:12a 9:26a 3:39p 9:52p Fri. 4:01a 10:15a 4:28p 10:41p Sat. 4:53a 11:06a 5:19p 11:32p(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday) MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2014 2013 Avg. Record/YearJan. 3.67 0.43 1.80 7.07/1979 Feb. 1.24 2.12 2.52 11.05/1983 Mar. 5.10 1.98 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 2.00 3.06 2.03 5.80/1994 May 3.68 2.76 2.50 9.45/1991 Jun. 6.34 10.50 8.92 23.99/1974 Jul. 5.21 7.38 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 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. BRUSSELS (AP) Islamic State militants invaded Iraqs west almost a year ago and overran the nations second-largest city in June, threatening death and torture to opponents in their way. But the world has been slow to respond, coming together Wednesday for the rst high-level meeting of scores of nations now devoted to destroying the rampant insurgency. The delay resulted from a succession of diplomatic disagreements and political snags, beginning with the very presence in power of the former Iraqi prime minister. Nouri al-Maliki remained in ofce, fueling widespread anger that, in turn, fed the Islamic State group. Not until right before al-Maliki stepped down in August did the United States and its allies strike back at the Islamic State group with a bombing campaign that has so far numbered more than 1,000 attacks. By that time, al-Maliki was seen as a lame-duck leader whose days in power were numbered. But confusion and feuding among the allies ranging from what support each nation was willing to give and how, to the overarching goal and result of the effort also hobbled the international response. Top diplomats attending Wednesdays meeting of at least 60 counties and international organizations acknowledged the slow start but said the coalition against the Islamic State is quickly getting up to speed. One U.S. ofcial described it as the end of the beginning of the war against the militants and noted near-unity on a number of fronts, including support for the new government in Baghdad, stopping foreign ghters from reaching battlegrounds in Iraq and Syria and the need for a political transition in Damascus that, potentially, could include the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad. We recognize that hard work remains to be done, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told the diplomats gathered at the start of the meeting, held at NATO headquarters in Brussels. He said the rise of Daesh was rapid using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State and that the coalitions success so far has left those terrorists very exposed. What was relatively easy for them last summer has become more difcult, Kerry said. Since then, Kerry said, the militants have been unable to easily travel and have seen their lucrative oil resources and command centers attacked. It also has been unable to wrest control of the Syrian border town Kobani from Kurdish rebels a ght that it was poised to win just six weeks ago. Still, roadblocks remain. The Iraqi government has yet to approve the creation of a national guard that will be com prised of the troops of the same religious sect or ethnic group that they are tasked to protect. This is seen as a necessary step toward soothing Sunni Muslims in in the nations north and west, where the insurgency gained a stronghold by tapping into their anger against al-Maliki and his Shiitedominated security forces.Global coalition stepping up against Islamic State AP PHOTOU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, uses the gavel as he presides over a meeting as Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attend the round table meeting of the global coalition to counter the Islamic State militant group at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. | WORLDOfficial: Arrested woman not wife of militant leaderBAGHDAD (AP) An Iraqi ofcial denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adding that she is the sister of a terror suspect being held in Iraq. The statement by Iraqs Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan adds to the confusion surrounding the identity of the woman and child who were detained about 10 days ago in northern Lebanon traveling with a fake ID. Lebanese ofcials said the woman, Saja al-Dulaimi, is believed to be the wife of the reclusive IS leader. Al-Dulaimi was held by Syrian authorities and freed in a prisoner exchange with the Nusra Front, Syrias al-Qaida branch, earlier this year.US: Iran launches airstrikes in Iraq against militantsWASHINGTON (AP) Iranian jets have carried out airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State militants in recent days, U.S. ofcials and independent analysts say, underscoring the strange alliances generated by the war against the extremist group that has beheaded Americans and blown up rivals holy sites. Washington and Tehran are locked in tough negotiations over Irans nuclear program. But at the same time, the two adversaries have been ghting parallel campaigns on the same side in Iraq to defend the Shiite-dominated government and the regions Kurds from IS militants who have seized large sections of Iraq and Syria. It has long been known that Iranian troops and advisers have been ghting alongside Iraqi forces against Islamic State militants, but until this week there had been no conrmation of Iranian air activity. UN: 2014 set to be hottest year(LA Times) This year is on track to be the hottest on record, with rising sea surface temperatures linked to the spread of extreme weather events around the globe, the United Nations climate agency reported Wednesday. The global average air and sea temperatures for the rst 10 months of 2014 were 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit over the 19611990 average used by the World Meteorological Organization as a basis for charting climate change, the Genevabased agency reported. That is 0.16 of a degree above the average for the past 10 years and, if the warming trend continues through November and December, will make this year the hottest since record-keeping began in the 19th century.N. Korea ordered all Kim Jong Uns to change name WASHINGTON (Washington Post) Kim Jong Un, North Koreas young dictator, sits at the top of a nation that for decades has enshrined the ruling Kim dynasty as demigods. The personality cult that surrounds the hermit kingdoms leadership is one of the strange realities of this pariah state, spawning eerie totalitarian spectacles and the most vigorous displays of clapping the world has ever seen. It also leads to whole ranks of the population having to surrender their names. According to a new report on a South Korean TV station, North Korean authorities issued a directive in 2011 when Kim Jong Un came to power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il to reject birth certicates of newborns named Kim Jong Un and to revise the ofcial documentation and identity cards of those who still had that name.Work on Rome subway digs up ancient farm, toolsROME (AP) Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient commercial farm in the heart of modern Rome, taking advantage of subway construction to explore deeply in urban settings. They worked some 20 meters down (some six stories deep) near St. John in Lateran Basilica. Todays Rome rests upon medieval layers and, under those, more ancient strata of life. Rossella Rea, the digs leader and a culture ministry ofcial, said Wednesday that archaeologists discovered a rst-century agricultural business, the closest to Romes ancient center ever found, an irrigation basin measuring 115 feet by 230 feet. 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SPORTSThursday, December 4, 2014 @ S unCoastSports SunCoastSportsBlog .com Sports Editor: Mark Lawrence INDEX | Lottery 2 | Preps 2 | Community Calendar 2 | NFL 3 | College basketball 4 | NBA 4 | NHL 4 | MLB 5 | Scoreboard 5 | Quick hits 5 | College football 6GAINESVILLE Athletic director Jeremy Foley is back in Florida. Colorado States Jim McElwain remains at home. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, negotiations hit a snag Wednesday over McElwains $7.5 million buyout. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the parties have declined to discuss details about the talks. The person said Florida traveled to Colorado with the belief that the hefty buyout could be whittled down. But Colorado State President Tony Frank stood rm on $7.5 million. The nancial roadblock prompted the Florida contingent to leave without an agreement. Since the buyout is McElwains responsibility, its up to him, his attorney and Colorado State to reach an amicable deal, the person said. Foley and several of his top assistants left Fort Collins after nearly a day of negotiations, and both schools were mostly mum about any decisions regarding Floridas opening head-coaching position. The Gators released an ambiguous statement as they left Colorado: Weve had very productive conversations with Coach McElwain and his wife Karen and those continue. Reporters were waiting for Foley when he landed back in Gainesville, and he was equally vague about what transpired in Colorado. We gave you what we gave you, he said. Thats the end of the conver sation. Theres nothing else to report. We had a great conversation. Were COLLEGE FOOTBALL: FloridaMoney slows McElwain dealTalks bog down over coachs $7.5M buyoutAP PHOTOColorado State coach Jim McElwain directs his team against Air Force last month. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, negotiations with Florida to become the Gators next coach hit a snag Wednesday over McElwains $7.5 million buyout. By MARK LONGASSOCIATED PRESSFLORIDA | 6 PUNTA GORDA Its been a while since the Lemon Bay High School girls soccer team has won at Charlotte, let alone deliver a whomping like it did Wednesday night. So for Manta Rays coach Katie Cooke, the 6-0 victory was one to savor. It feels pretty good, especially against Charlotte, Cooke said. Ive been with this team (as a coach and assistant) ve years now and this is the rst time weve beat Charlotte since Ive been here. Faith Schyck scored twice and assisted on a third, and Stephanie Tieu, Mikaylah Chafns, Summer Rusher and Hope Robson also tallied goals as Lemon Bay repeatedly skewered Charlottes high line on defense. The Mantas (8-3) have won their last ve, GIRLS SOCCER: Lemon Bay 6, Charlotte 0SUN PHOTO BY R.C. GREENWOODCharlotte High School goalie Marisa Beisner makes a save on a shot from Lemon Bays Faith Schyck during Wednesdays match in Punta Gorda.Manta girls blank Tarpons By ROB SHORESPORTS WRITER UP NEXTLemon Bay: at Ida Baker, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte: at Lakewood Ranch, Monday, 7 p.m.Tarpon boys click in victoryBy JOSH VITALESPORTS WRITERENGLEWOOD The Charlotte High School boys soccer team has been working all season to implement first-year coach Alex Lebeaus system. The Tarpons understand the concepts and have the physical ability to put it to use; they just hadnt clicked yet. But on Wednesday night in Englewood, Lebeau finally saw his vision come to fruition. Charlottes attack broke through with three goals from three different players, sparking a 3-1 victory over Lemon Bay. They did exactly what we told them to do, Lebeau said. We had numbers going forward, everyone was playing freely I couldnt be any happier. The season hasnt been great, so I hope this is a turning point. The system the Tarpons wanted to run called for an aggressive and balanced attack in the box, and they did exactly that at Veterans Stadium. Charlotte put 14 of its 25 shots on goal, and its 3-1 victory might have been a 5-1 rout had the crossbar been just an inch or two higher. Senior Patrick Bluck broke through for the teams first goal in the BOYS SOCCER: Charlotte 3, Lemon Bay 1 UP NEXTLemon Bay: vs. Ida Baker, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte: vs. Lakewood Ranch, Monday, 7 p.m.TARPONS | 2 MANTAS | 2 BOYS BASKETBALL: Venice 53, Lemon Bay 52Indians overcome double-digit defecitENGLEWOOD Sophomore point guard Mikey Priest tied the game with a 3-point shot, then sank the winning free throw with three seconds left as Venice defeated Lemon Bay 53-52 on Wednesday night. The Indians stormed back from a double-digit rst-half decit by outscor ing the Manta Rays 22-5 in the third period, then rallied in the nal minute after Lemon Bay had taken a three point lead. To come into this gym and come out with a W, especially being down dou ble digits at halftime, Im really proud of our guys, Venice coach James Slaton said. We couldnt make anything in the rst half, but I told them at halftime to leave it all out on the oor. The Mantas held the Indians without a eld goal in the second quarter in building a 28-16 halftime By BRUCE ROBBINSSUN CORRESPONDENT UP NEXTVenice: at Island Coast, Friday, 7 p.m. Lemon Bay: vs. Sebring, Friday, 7:30 p.m.INDIANS | 2 INSIDEJameis Winstons FSU hearing ends with no decision, PAGE 6FOLEY


Page 2 SP The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 PUNTA GORDA Brandon Gonzalez scored 19 points and Jimmy Laurin added 13 as the Charlotte High School boys basketball team beat Island Coast 74-57 on Wednesday, bouncing back from a loss in its district opener against Fort Myers on Tuesday. The Tarpons outscored the Gators 20-3 at the foul line, making the differ ence in the nal score. We were able to get to the basket tonight, we were a lot more aggressive in that area of the game, Charlotte coach Tom Massolio said. I was really happy with that. The Tarpons outscored Island Coast 17-9 in the second quarter to take a 15-point lead at halftime. Matt Jeannelas scored 17 points to lead Island Coast (3-2).CHARLOTTE 74, ISLAND COAST 57Island Coast 15 9 12 21 57 Charlotte 21 17 17 19 74 ISLAND COAST (57): Thomas 5, Washington 3, Sam Merchant 15, Simons 2, Jenkins 2, Whitehead 3, Chisholm 3, Matt Jeannelas 17, Curtis 4, Ellis 3. Totals: 22 (10) 3-8 57. CHARLOTTE (74): Hundt 9, Junior Antoine 12, Marsh 5, Brandon Gonzalez 19, Ingle 3, Royer 2, Noll 7, Bokon 4, Jimmy Laurin 13. Totals: 25 (4) 20-32 74. 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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. GIRLS BASETBALL NOTEBOOKPirates Treasure buries 33 vs. VenicePORT CHARLOTTE It was a game where she couldnt miss no matter where the shots came from, and one that Port Charlotte High School senior Emily Treasure would remember for a long time. That the Pirates lost to visiting Venice on Tuesday dampened the celebration slightly, but there was no taking anything away from Treasure, who scored 33 of her teams 38 points in the defeat. It felt really good out there, but I had no idea (how many points I had), she said. We have started to play really well as a team recently so its hard to pay attention to personal stats when were all working together and trying to win. The baskets were plentiful, and they came in all shapes and sizes: Treasure opened the games scoring with a 3-pointer, followed that with a fast-break bucket, then split a pair from the line, a feat she repeated in the second quarter. Perhaps the best testament to Treasures big night was while she was scoring all of her teams 12 points in the third quarter, she was also simultaneously on a stretch during which she outscored the Indians 16-6. Shes our leader on the court, our undisputed captain and a great all-around kid, Pirates coach Kevin Purcell said. I think in the rst quar ter we came out and were all aggressive offensively, but then as the game went on, I think we kind of just wanted to see what Emily was going to do. Fantastic frosh: North Port has two freshmen on its varsity roster this season, but what the Bobcats lack in quantity, they more than make up for in quality. The first-year tandem of Aryana Hough and Lexis Francavilla averages 8.5 points apiece through six games, and Francavilla averages 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 1.8 blocks as well. I think Aryana Hough, she plays with no fear, Bobcats coach Tom Tintor said. She doesnt get intimidated, shes not afraid to shoot or get under the board, she actually plays harder than some of our girls who have been around a while. Im very happy with her, and very happy with (Francavilla). Working double-time: Charlotte junior Mykelli Taylor is the Tarpons leading girl, averaging 11.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals per game this season. When shes not fine-tuning her shot, Taylor, a guard/ forward, also stars on the Tarpons volleyball team.By DAWN KLEMISHSUN CORRESPONDENTSenior tallies all but ve of teams points DONT MISS THESE GAMESNorth Port travels to Sarasota at 7 p.m. today to face its long-time rivals. Speaking of long-time rivals, Hardee visits DeSoto County at 6 p.m. Friday for a matchup of two teams with the states oldest rivalry. Lemon Bay has a pair of tough district matchups this week, when it travels to Sebring at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and when it hosts DeSoto County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. | COMMUNITY CALENDARBASEBALLPort Charlotte Little League: Signups for the spring season Dec. 10 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Jan. 7 from 6 p.m-8 p.m. and Jan. 10 from 10 a.m.p.m. All signups at Harold Avenue Recreation Center. Visit or call 941-629-0114. Game Day Heat: 12U travel team looking for players. Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. at North Charlotte Regional Park. Call Scott, 941-421-8378. YMCA Coach-Pitch Baseball: Open to ages 5-6 (and advanced 4s). Conducted by Franz Ross Park YMCA. Play takes place Mondays (5:15-6:15 p.m.) at Port Charlotte Middle School, beginning Jan. 5. Visit www. or to register online. Telephone: 941-629-9622.RUNNINGMoes Terrier Trot 5K: Sunday, 7:30 a.m. at Port Charlotte Middle School. Registration 6:30 a.m. Girls on the Run race is open to males and females of all ages. Rudolphs Chase 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk: Friday, 7 p.m. at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda. Register:, click Rudolphs Chase. Running of the Elves: Dec. 7, 11 a.m. on the lawn behind Fourpoints by Sheraton, Punta Gorda. Approx. 4 miles, untimed. Cost: $25. Register: www.puntagordachamber. com or call 941-639-3720.The Community Calendar appears daily as space permits. To have your activity published, fax (941-629-2085) or e-mail ( event details to the Sports Department at least one week in advance. Phone calls will not be accepted.Charlotte boys bounce Gators PREP ROUNDUPSTAFF REPORT SUN PHOTO BY R.C. GREENWOODCharlotte High Schools Kayla Alberts, left, battles Lemon Bays Stephanie Tieu for control of the ball during Wednesdays match in Punta Gorda.outscoring their foes 21-2 in that span. Even more promising for Lemon Bay was that all of the goals against the Tarpons came from freshmen and sophomores. Our offense this year we have so many of them, Cooke said. We have Faith and Summer and Stephanie up top. Weve got Alex Murphy we can throw in there, whose been known to score a few goals. Hope (Robson) on the outside has been dynamic coming in to score some goals for us. We have people scoring from all over the eld. Charlotte fell to 2-8 with the loss. Tarpons coach Coleen Beisner faulted her teams communication in the defeat. Thats our key downfall right now, she said. Were not talking to each other out there. Were just kicking the ball, and Lemon Bay won it when we did it. The Mantas almost immediately started pressuring the Charlotte defense. Tieu scored the opener in the eighth minute, volleying in a looping cross from Schyck from the right corner. Schyck struck again before halftime with goals in the 31st and 35th minute to put the game out of reach for the Tarpons, who were outshot 15-4. Lemon Bay has strong forwards, Beisner said. Our mideld tried to hang with them, if we could hang one back instead of pushing both forward right now. Its just; theyre learning.Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or shore@sun-herald.comMANTASFROM PAGE 1 36th minute, receiving a cross from the right side deep in the box and flicking the ball past diving Mantas goalkeeper Edgar Guido. Charlottes second goal came from Deven Terry, who was playing offense for the first time this season after spending the early part of the year on defense. The senior took a pass from Marcus Nash, dribbled to the right side of the box and fired the ball inside the left post to give the Tarpons a 2-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second half. Nash capped the teams scoring 12 minutes later, rocketing in a left-footed goal from outside the box. We spread it around to all our key players, Lebeau said. Everyone was in there getting assists, getting goals, so I could not be happier with the win. Those came against a team that was playing without stalwart goalkeeper Josh Kennedy, who will be sidelined for at least a week after straining the AC joint in his right shoulder in a tie with East Lee County on Tuesday. Wednesday marked Guidos first action in net. Lemon Bays only goal came in stoppage time late in the second half, when freshman Blake Dean capitalized on a Tarpon defensive mistake, split two defenders in the box and poked the ball passed charging goalkeeper Mac Stainton. Josh is one of the better keepers around, and knowing hes behind you, you can feel a little bit more confident, Lemon Bay coach Zenon Luzniak said. It was tough, but (Guido) held his own. He did a great job in goal. Defensively, some mistakes that we made not challenging, not winning balls where we should be at midfield I think thats where we got beat.Contact Josh Vitale at 941-206-1122 or PAGE 1 PREP SCHEDULETODAY 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.lead. But Venice returned the favor by scoring the rst 17 points of the third quarter before Jaryd Clarys three-pointer with 1:20 left in the period nally ended the Lemon Bay drought. The Indians forced many turnovers by going to a full court press with 6-foot-8 center Myles Wilkins harassing the inbounds pass. Myles is really long and has pretty good hands, so we had an advantage putting him on the ball, Slaton said. A lot of times it was just deections or theyre just throwing it to you because hes so big on the ball. They ramped up their pressure in the third quarter and we didnt respond very well to it, Lemon Bay coach Sean Huber said. We consistently turned the ball over and put them on the foul line. Wilkins made 17 of 18 free throws, including 13 of 14 in the second half to lead all scorers with 23 points. Still, Lemon Bay closed the gap in the rst part of the fourth quarter and took the lead on Sean Kluners three-point play with 4:24 to go. The Mantas extended the advantage to three points several times, the last on Montrel Jacksons layup with just under a minute to play, before Priests game-tying shot from the corner. Priest then made the winning foul shot despite going 1 for 6 from the line up to that point. We took a couple of what I thought were too-quick shots with the lead near the end, Huber said. I thought we could have made them play defense longer and get the absolute perfect shot. All those little things add up to a one-point loss. Joe Garza led Lemon Bay with 13 points, while Kluner added 10. Venice got its rst win of the season after three losses, while Lemon Bay fell to 3-2.VENICE 53, LEMON BAY 52Venice 12 4 22 15 53 Lemon Bay 19 9 5 19 52 Venice (53): Myles Wilkins 23, Priest 8, Heiligh 6, Hackett 5, MacFarlane 4, Doby 3, Bennett 2, Connell 2. Totals: 14(3) 22-30 53 Lemon Bay (52): Joe Garza 13, Sean Kluner 10, McGill 8, Jackson 7, HIll 4, Clary 4, Row ley 4, Beltz 2. Totals: 17(3) 15-28 52INDIANSFROM PAGE 1


The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 SP Page 3 NFL: Tampa BayWOE IS TAMPA BAYS OTAMPA Shortly after unloading a screen pass to running back Bobby Rainey late in the fourth quarter Sunday, Josh McCown was knocked to the turf by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap. Tampa Bays quarterback looked up at referee Bill Leavy, pleading for a late hit penalty that never came. After a 2-10 record, it seems theres no shortage of people in Tampa Bay lining up to rough the passer. Even coach Lovie Smith admits that McCown, who has thrown only seven touchdown passes and nine interceptions in seven starts this season, hasnt played the kind of football the Bucs hoped when he signed a twoyear, $10 million contract. Im not going to put it all on Josh, Smith said. No, it hasnt been good enough. I think thats been documented. But when a quarterback doesnt play well, theres a lot that goes into that. The front, protection that hes getting, decision-making the play overall has not been good enough, but Im going to bring all of us into that again. While Smiths Tampa 2 defense has improved over the past six games, the Bucs offense still is among the NFLs worst and lacks an identity. What is the design of the offensive attack under coordinator Marcus Arroyo? Is it ground and pound? Chuck and duck? Turbo or tortoise? Whatever game plan the Bucs have attempted has held together like a soup sandwich. Thats what the tape says, McCown said Wednesday. Thats what our season says. Were not there yet. Id like to say that we are. But you just look at the tape. Were close and we feel that way but we certainly have not accomplished that. As a result, the Bucs are ranked 29th in the league in rushing offense and 18th in passing. Smiths vision sort of went out the window two weeks before the season opener when his handpicked offensive coordinator, former California coach Jeff Tedford, had two stents placed in an artery near his heart. A few weeks later, Tedford took an indenite medical leave of absence. That thrust the 34-yearold Arroyo, who was hired as quarterback coach, into the role of play-caller that he was unprepared for. Given the circumstances and things that weve gone through and trying to put it together the best we can, Im proud of the effort the coaches have put in and the guys to try to nd that, McCown said. Its certainly an unfortunate situation. That being said, weve still got to keep chasing that and nding out who we are and (nding) that balance. The Bucs appeared to have settled on spreading teams out and throwing the football on the perimeter to receivers Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. During a four game stretch from Oct. 26 to Nov. 15, Evans averaged 134 yards per game and scored ve touchdowns. But Sunday, the Bucs spent the rst half trying to get their running game going with Doug Martin, who had 55 yards on 12 carries in the rst half but gained only 3 more yards the rest of the game. Entering the fourth quarter, McCown had only attempted 13 passes. The potential winning drive was stalled by the Bucs having 12 men on the eld. Over the past two games, the Bucs have averaged only 13 points. The culprit has been penalties, 10 of the 13 called on the offense Sunday. Youre there, youre knocking on the door, youve got to nish, Arroyo said. The Bucs cant beat the Bucs. Smith still hopes his vision for the offense will be seen before the end of the year. What we are right now is not what we envisioned, Smith said. As much as anything, we want to be a productive offense. Finish games, protect the football. If we need to pass to win a football game, we want to be able to do that. We want to be committed to the running attack and be able to do that if we want to. It will not be easy. The Bucs play at Detroit and Carolina before coming home against Green Bay and New Orleans. Man, how good would we feel winning these games and playing well? McCown said. And play ing the type of football weve talked about all year. Thats my goal. Weve taken some lumps and its been hard. But I think it has made us stronger and if we go out and nish this last quarter well and see what happens and build on that.By RICK STROUDTAMPA BAY TIMESOffense leaves Bucs with many questions BUCS AT LIONSWHO: Tampa Bay (2-10) at Detroit (8-4) WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit TV: FOX RADIO: 103.5 FM, 620 AM AP PHOTODejected Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown leaves the eld after the Bucs 14-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Browns stick with HoyerBEREA, Ohio The Cleveland Browns are Brian Hoyers team for at least one more Sunday. I want to see this thing through, Hoyer said. I want to finish this strong. Clevelands struggling veteran quarterback will start again this week against Indianapolis after first-year coach Mike Pettine and his staff decided Hoyer would be the better option down the stretch than Manziel, who flashed some Johnny Football magic last week in a loss at Buffalo. Hoyers poor perfor mance against the Bills he was pulled for Manziel with 12 minutes left in a 26-10 loss raised the possibility that Cleveland (7-5) would make another switch at the position. The Browns have had 20 starting quarterbacks since 1999. Hoyer spent an anxious 48 hours waiting to learn his fate. They werent the easiest days of my life, thats for sure, he said. Ive been through a lot, and this is one more thing to handle some adversity and it makes you stronger. Its back to business as usual. Bills terminate Toronto series: No, Canada. Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon announced that the team is done playing annual regular-season home games in Toronto after reaching an agreement with Rogers Communications to terminate the four remaining years of the series.The Bills had a 1-5 record since the series was established with a five-year agreement in 2008. Several players welcomed the decision following practice. I dont want to get too into it, because I got way too into it at one point, said center Eric Wood, who referred to the games in Toronto as a joke. But yeah, were all excited to keep our home game. Players would abso lutely repeat gesture: Jared Cook said hed absolutely repeat the Hands Up, Dont Shoot gesture he and four teammates made during Sundays game. Even if hes receiving threats or it costs the St. Louis Rams some fans. The tight end was designated spokesman for the five-player group that made the gesture before Sundays win over Oakland. Asked in hindsight whether the group might have taken a different tack that wouldnt have antagonized law enforcement officials, he answered: We could have, absolutely. But would we? Absolutely not. Around the league: Adrian Peterson will not attend the conclusion of his suspension appeal hearing today when NFL executive Troy Vincent is scheduled to testify, two people familiar with the case told the AP. The Chicago Bears signed kicker Jay Feely with Robbie Gould doubtful for tonights game against Dallas because of a right quadriceps injury. Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger said he will play Sunday against the New York Giants despite a sprained right shoulder. With AC/DCs Back in Black playing inside the Bills fieldhouse, running back C.J. Spiller returned to practice for the first time since breaking his collarbone six weeks ago. The next step is determining whether he can play before the end of the season. The Jacksonville Jaguars placed starting right tackle Austin Pasztor on injured reserve, ending his season. The Browns placed receiver Miles Austin on injured reserve after he sustained a kidney injury in Sundays loss at Buffalo. Pete Rodriquez, one of the first Hispanic coaches in pro football, died. He was 75. Rodriguez worked for the Raiders, Cardinals, Redskins, Seahawks and Jaguars, as well as for two USFL teams and one CFL team. NFL NOTEBOOKBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL: BaltimoreRavens in playoff mode for MiamiOWINGS MILLS, Md. If the Baltimore Ravens are to play in January, they must excel in December. The Ravens are among six AFC teams with a 7-5 record. They face one of those teams on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins, and there is no understating the importance of winning. Obviously, with the way the AFC is stacked, its playoff time, guard Marshal Yanda said Wednesday. Weve got to win no matter what. By losing to San Diego 34-33 last Sunday, Baltimore missed a chance to create some separation from the rest of the pack. The victory left the Chargers at 8-4 and gave them the tiebreaker over the Ravens should the teams nish tied for a wild-card spot The Miami game is signicant for the same reason, although coach John Harbaugh said, There are so many teams in the mix right now, you just have to win. Meaning, theres too much time left in the season for the Ravens to concern themselves with tiebreaker scenarios. Were just thinking about getting a win, which is the same thing we were thinking about last week, tight end Owen Daniels said. All those other details we cant control at this point. Its all about worrying about we can control: how we play, and winning the game. The Ravens still have a shot at capturing the AFC North, but they trail rstplace Cincinnati by 112 games. The Bengals (83-1) face Pittsburgh (7-5) on Sunday, so if Baltimore doesnt win in Miami, its chances of claiming the division crown will severely worsen. The wild card appears to be the best bet for the Ravens to get back into the postseason after missing out last year for the rst time in six seasons. There are a lot of teams bunched up with basically the chance to control their own destiny, Daniels said. The good thing is, we get to play a couple of those teams and its really in your hands. Thats what you want this time of year. Good teams nd a way to do it. Following Sundays game, Baltimore has Jacksonville (2-10), Houston (6-6) and Cleveland (7-5) left on the schedule. The focus now is solely on the Dolphins. This is very important, running back Justin Forsett said. This game coming up is a playoff game for us. So will the other games we play in the month of December. An 11-5 nish would virtually assure Baltimore a playoff berth. Anything less is iffy. Its really the time of year when everything gets sorted out, Daniels said. You either win or youre done. Were looking forward to it.By DAVID GINSBURGASSOCIATED 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: COWBOYS AT BEARSWHO: Dallas (8-4) at Chicago (5-7) WHEN: Today, 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago TV: NFL Network RADIO: 99.3 FM, 620 AMRomo, Dallas chasing playoffsLAKE FOREST, Ill. If the Dallas Cowboys can avoid another late-season letdown, they can reach a significant goal: the NFC East title. The first step is getting past the Chicago Bears tonight. They are a game behind Philadelphia in the NFC East after getting blown out 33-10 by the Eagles on Thanksgiving and have another showdown with them next week that could be for the division lead. But before Dallas (8-4) can worry about that, theres this matchup with the struggling Bears (5-7) at Soldier Field. Its hard to get to this point in the year and be 8-4 and right in the middle of the hunt, tight end Jason Witten said. I think you play long enough like I have you respect the opportunity that you have and where you are positioned. So I am excited about that. Its not hard to see why he is excited considering the Cowboys last made the playoffs in 2009. But they have struggled in recent years once December arrived. In 2011, they dropped four of their final five. A year later, they dropped their final two games after taking the first three in December. Last year, they lost three of their last four. All three seasons they wound up 8-8. The pressures on quarterback Tony Romo, whos looking to rebound from a rough game. Coming off back surgery last December and another back injury sustained on a sack in October, he appeared to be the Cowboys player most affected by the quick turnaround before last weeks game. He was sacked four times and intercepted twice while throwing for 199 yards, and his rating for the game was 53.7 compared to 106.2 for the season. It also wasnt a good game for the defense, which gave up a seasonhigh 464 yards against the Eagles. NFL: DallasBy ANDREW SELIGMANASSOCIATED PRESSAP PHOTOTony Romo passes from the end zone during Thursdays game at Philadelphia. The Eagles won 33-10 to take control of the NFC East and dent Dallas playo hopes.


Page 4 SP The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 AP PHOTOTampa Bays Ondrej Palat, center, and Tyler Johnson, right, celebrate a goal against the New York Rangers on Nov. 17 with Nikita Kucherov.TAMPA Tyler Johnson said he was looking to pass all the way. On a two-on-one with good friend and Tampa Bay linemate Ondrej Palat midway through Tuesdays third period, Johnson patiently waited as Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyson Strachan slid on the ice. At the last second, Johnson ipped a cross-crease pass that deected off goalie Jhonas Enroth, and the puck landed right on the stick of Palat. Lucky for us, Johnson said. Just a tap-in, Palat said of the goal that resulted. Thats how its gone for Johnson, 24, and Palat, 23, who have made their own breaks in impressive followups to last years breakout seasons, when both were Calder Trophy nalists for the leagues top rookie. Johnson enters todays game against Buffalo at Amalie Arena sixth in the league in assists (19) and points (27). Palat, with seven goals and 11 assists, is tied with Johnson at plus-15, combining with wing Nikita Kucherov (9-13-22) to form the teams best line, one of the hottest in the league. They dont play the game anymore to survive, they dont play the game not to make mistakes, coach Jon Cooper said. They play the game to make plays now. Thats a huge difference. You can tell theyre going to be a good player, borderline stars, when the game slows down for them. Thats what has happened to them. I think that differentiates the guys that make it and the guys that dont. Neither knew theyd make it to the NHL. Johnson, a 5-foot-8, 183-pound center, went undrafted out of Spokane, Wash., Palat, a 6-foot, 190-pound Czech wing, was selected in the seventh round (208th overall) in 2011. TSN analyst Craig Button said the two have been in proving ground mode for a long time, always in a position where they had to validate their worth. Three years ago, I didnt know I would be drafted, I didnt know if I would come back to junior, Palat said. I ended up in (AHL Norfolk) and was scratched for 10 games. Im still surprised I made it to the NHL. Some people are expecting me to have a 7080 point season, but for me, just being on the team is good for me. Their patient path has helped, both spending two years developing in the AHL, where they became fast friends. On the ice, their chemistry is kinetic, both seemingly knowing where each other is at all times. Button said both are exceptionally smart players, able to adapt and adjust on the y. Thats what makes them so hard to defend against, Button said. When youre an opponent, you give them one thing and they take the other. You give them a look, they go, Thats ne, we know we can go this way. Both are key cogs on the power play and penalty kill, responsible in their own end. Johnson is a playmaker, his game built on speed, but plays bigger than his frame. Palat is a power forward, who is hard to play against in the corners and in front of the net. He knows how to put himself in the right positions. He always nds himself a step a half-step or a step ahead of the opponent, Button said. Thats why he has the puck. Thats why he gets the chances. The duos game really took off since getting reunited on a line in late October, joining another playmaker in Kucherov, who set up Tuesdays 2-on-1 with a stellar backhand pass. The biggest difference from this year and last, both say, is condence. When you rst come into the league, you dont want to be the guy that makes the mistake that costs a goal, Johnson said. Now its a bit more like I know what the bad opportunities are going to be, and what are the good opportunities. It helped me last year, you kind of second-guess everything you do. But this year, its just about instincts.By JOE SMITHTAMPA BAY TIMES NHL: Tampa BayDuo helps give Lightning one of NHLs strongest linesTeammates form strong bond, line SABRES AT LIGHTNINGWHO: Buffalo (9-14-2) at Tampa Bay (17-6-3) WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Amalie Arena, Tampa TV: Sun Sports RADIO: 970 AM MONTREAL It is hard to imagine a classier hockey player, on and off the ice, than Jean Beliveau. A supremely skilled center who spent 20 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens during his Hall of Fame career, Beliveau died Tuesday at 83. One of the most beloved players in Canadiens history, Beliveau also was a popular ambassador for the sport. He scored 507 goals, won 10 Stanley Cup championships and was captain for 10 seasons before his retirement in 1971. After that, he moved seamlessly into an executive position with the club. Beliveau was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. He won two NHL MVP awards and has his name engraved on the Cup a record 17 times, counting the seven titles Montreal won while he was in the front ofce. Meeting him is not like meeting other stars from the old days, said Beliveaus former linemate, Gilles Tremblay, who died last week at age 75. When people see Bobby Hull, they say: Hi Bobby. When they meet Big Jean, its always: Hi, Mr. Beliveau. He commands respect. Canadiens fans who revered Beliveau were given a scare in 2000 when he was diagnosed with throat cancer, but after losing 30 pounds during treatment and enduring the worst period of my life, he recovered. Soon, he was back in his familiar spot attending nearly every home game with his wife Elise in the seats among the fans. As part of the teams 100th anniversary, their four greatest players were honored with statues: Maurice Richard, Howie Morenz, Guy Laeur and Beliveau. Beliveau embodied all the attributes of the Montreal dynasty teams of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s: talent, air, intelligence and success. An unbelievable man. When you talk about class, it has Jean Beliveau written all over it, said Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, who coached the Canadiens for three seasons.Canadiens great remembered as classy heroBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OBITUARY: NHL Jean Beliveau (1931-2014) AP FILE PHOTOMontreals Jean Beliveau holds the Stanley Cup following the Canadiens 3-2 Game 7 victory over Chicago on May 19, 1971. Iowa upsets No. 12 HeelsCHAPEL HILL, N.C. Mike Gesell hit a driving layup through contact for the go-ahead threepoint play with 1:16 left, helping Iowa upset No. 12 North Carolina 60-55 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Gesell finished with 16 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who outfought the Tar Heels (5-2) on a night when both teams struggled to shoot straight. Gesells basket was the teams first after a 4-minute drought, but it ended up providing the winning margin on a night when the Hawkeyes won despite shooting 33 percent and going 3 for 20 from 3-point range. Notre Dame 79, No. 19 Michigan State 78, OT: In South Bend, Ind., Jerian Grant scored a career-high 27 points and Demetrius Jackson added a career-best 22 to help Notre Dame (7-1) beat Michigan State (5-3) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. No. 23 Butler 77, Indiana St. 54: In Terre Haute, Ind., Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones each scored 14 points to lead Butler past longtime rival Indiana State. FGCU 77, Florida Tech 58: In Fort Myers, freshman Christian Terrell came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points and help power Florida Gulf Coast (7-1) past Division II Florida Tech (7-1) IPFW 87, Stetson 76: In DeLand, Steve Forbes had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Mo Evans had six 3-pointers with 20 points and IPFW (4-2) beat Stetson (3-6). FAU 72, East Carolina 63: In Boca Raton, Justin Massey had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead Florida Atlantic (3-3) past East Carolina (4-4). No. 15 Miami 70, No. 24 Illinois 61: In Coral Gables, freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points to lead Miamis victory over llinois (6-1) late Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Hurricanes (8-0) won despite shooting 38 percent, including 9 for 30 from 3-point range. Around the nation: Florida coach Billy Donovan said guard Eli Carter did not practice because of a sprained left foot and probably will not play Fridays game at No. 11 Kansas. COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUPBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE SCHEDULETODAY Appalachian St. at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. FRIDAY FIU at Louisville, 7 p.m. Florida at Kansas, 9 p.m. ST. PAUL, Minn. Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville scored improbable goals to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots after allowing four goals in each of his last two starts. Minnesota has won seven of 10. Playing with heavy hearts one day after the death of Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau, the Canadiens dedicated the game to the longtime captain. All Montreal players wore No. 4 on their helmets. Around the league: The Los Angeles Kings agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract extension with Alec Martinez, the defenseman whose overtime goal won the Stanley Cup for the Kings in June. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Robert Bortuzzo was suspended two games by the NHL for an illegal hit on New Jerseys Jaromir Jagr Tuesday night. Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford hurt his left foot when he missed a step while leaving a recent concert and is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.Wild slip past Montreal NHL ROUNDUPBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BLUE JACKETS AT PANTHERSWHO: Columbus (7-15-2) at Florida (10-7-6) WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: No local affiliate MINNEAPOLIS The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Michael Carter-Williams had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists and Robert Covington added 17 points to keep Philadelphia from tying the 0-18 start by the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10. The 76ers scored only nine points in the second quarter, but in the end there were smiles and hugs for the rst time this season. Hawks 112, Heat 102: In Miami, Jeff Teague scored 27 points, Kyle Korver scored 18 and Atlanta handed the Heat another home loss. The Hawks have won four in a row and six of seven while the Heat have lost six of their last eight home games. HAWKS 112, HEAT 102ATLANTA (112) Carroll 2-9 2-3 6, Millsap 6-12 1-3 14, Hor ford 2-3 2-2 6, Teague 8-11 8-8 27, Korver 6-12 3-3 18, Antic 1-4 2-2 4, Mack 2-5 0-0 5, Schroder 6-9 2-2 16, Scott 4-5 0-0 9, Sefo losha 3-4 0-0 7, Bazemore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-74 20-23 112. MIAMI (102) Deng 1-3 3-4 5, McRoberts 2-4 0-0 4, Bosh 9-12 6-8 27, Chalmers 6-8 7-9 19, Wade 1120 6-9 28, Napier 2-4 2-2 7, Hamilton 1-2 0-0 2, Ennis 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 2-5 0-0 6, Grang er 0-2 0-0 0, Haslem 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-64 24-32 102. Atlanta 27 28 33 24 112 Miami 18 29 25 30 102 3-Point GoalsAtlanta 12-25 (Teague 3-5, Korver 3-7, Schroder 2-3, Sefolosha 1-1, Millsap 1-1, Scott 1-1, Mack 1-3, Carroll 0-2, Antic 0-2), Miami 6-16 (Bosh 3-3, Williams 2-3, Napier 1-3, Granger 0-1, Deng 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Chalmers 0-2, Wade 0-2). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds Atlanta 37 (Millsap, Korver 6), Miami 36 (Bosh 11). AssistsAtlanta 25 (Teague 6), Miami 25 (Chalmers 11). Total FoulsAtlanta 24, Miami 24. A 19,600 (19,600).Wizards 111, Lakers 95: In Washington, Bradley Beal scored 27 points as John Wall had 17 points and 15 assists as the Wizards beat Kobe Bryant and Los Angeles. Celtics 109, Pistons 102, OT: In Boston, Jeff Green scored 32 points and the Celtics opened overtime with eight consecutve points to beat Detroit and to snap a five-game skid. Bulls 102, Hornets 95: In Charlotte, N.C., Pau Gasol had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Joakim Noah and Nikola Mirotic each posted double-dou bles and Chicago handed the Hornets their 10th consecutive loss. Nets 95, Spurs 93, OT: In New York, Mirza Teletovic had a seasonhigh 26 points and a career-best 15 rebounds starting for Kevin Garnett as Brooklyn toppled San Antonio. Mavericks 107, Bucks 105: In Milwaukee, Monta Ellis hit a wild, fallaway jumper at the buzzer, lifting Dallas over the Bucks. Ellis was also the hero in the Mavericks 132-129 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night.76ers triumph, improve to 1-17 NBA ROUNDUPBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HEAT AT BUCKSWHO: Miami (9-9) at Milwaukee (10-10) WHEN: Friday, 8:30 p.m. WHERE: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee TV: Sun Sports RADIO: No local affiliateMAGIC AT CLIPPERSWHO: Orlando (7-13)* at Utah (5-13)* WHEN: Friday, 9 p.m. WHERE: EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City TV: Fox Sports Florida RADIO: No local affiliate Wednesdays late games not included


The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 SP Page 5 Sports on TVBOXING10 p.m. FS1 Junior featherweights, Manuel Avila (16-0-0) vs. Jose Luis Araiza (34-9-1); junior middleweights, Alan Sanchez (14-3-1) vs. Ed Paredes (35-4-1), at Del Mar, Calif.COLLEGE FOOTBALL7:30 p.m. ESPN UCF at East CarolinaGOLF2 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Hero World Challenge, rst round, at Windermere, Fla. 3 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Nedbank Chal lenge, second round, at Sun City, South AfricaMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL7 p.m. ESPN2 LSU at West Virginia ESPNU Baylor at Vanderbilt 9 p.m. ESPN2 Arkansas at Iowa St. ESPNU TCU at Mississippi 11 p.m. ESPNU San Diego at San Diego St.NBA8 p.m. TNT Cleveland at New York 10:30 p.m. TNT New Orleans at Golden StateNFL8:25 p.m. NFL Dallas at ChicagoNHL7:30 p.m. SUN Bualo at Tampa Bay FSFL Columbus at FloridaCollege basketballWEDNESDAYS RESULTSSOUTH Bridgewater (Va.) 73, Shenandoah 64 Davidson 92, Charlotte 86 E. Mennonite 78, Washington & Lee 77 ETSU 96, W. Carolina 89 FAU 72, East Carolina 63 Guilford 72, Methodist 64 IPFW 87, Stetson 76 Iowa 60, North Carolina 55 Jacksonville St. 79, Winthrop 76, OT Lincoln Memorial 78, Ohio Mid-Western 64 Longwood 74, Dartmouth 73 Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Jackson St. 53 Loyola NO 59, Xavier (NO) 46 Mount Olive 78, Erskine 51 Murray St. 102, Bethel (Tenn.) 66 North Florida 63, Bethune-Cookman 56 Old Dominion 75, George Mason 69 Richmond 68, William & Mary 67 Southern Miss. 78, N. Dakota St. 65 Tennessee Tech 84, Lipscomb 79 Truett McConnell 78, Milligan 72, OT UNC Wilmington 105, St. Andrews 47 UT-Martin 71, N. Kentucky 56 Union (Ky.) 71, Point (Ga.) 55 Valparaiso 72, E. Kentucky 66 W. Kentucky 62, Bowling Green 52 Woord 66, Presbyterian 45 EAST Adelphi 68, Pace 55 American U. 66, Brown 49 Army 73, Delaware 69 Baruch 63, Stevens Tech 47 Boston U. 77, Binghamton 65 Canisius 60, St. Peters 57 Catholic 65, Susquehanna 58 Delaware Valley 68, Kings (Pa.) 52 Dominican (NY) 86, Nyack 65 Geneva 56, Thiel 55 Harvard 60, Northeastern 46 Holy Cross 74, Albany (NY) 57 Lehigh 61, St. Francis (Pa.) 59 Mass.-Lowell 71, NJIT 67 New Hampshire 72, LIU Brooklyn 56 Penn 57, Navy 46 Penn St. 61, Virginia Tech 58 Richard Stockton 78, College of NJ 56 Rider 69, CCSU 56 Roberts Wesleyan 67, Hobart 60 S. Connecticut 99, St. Rose 70 Sacred Heart 71, Colgate 70 Saint Josephs 58, Temple 56 St. Bonaventure 72, Bualo 63 Towson 84, Coppin St. 76 Vermont 81, Hartford 69 Villanova 84, La Salle 70 W. New England 71, Curry 61 Yale 67, Bryant 60 MIDWEST Augsburg 68, Carleton 58 Bethel (Minn.) 84, Northwestern (Minn.) 75, OT Butler 77, Indiana St. 54 Concordia (Mich.) 50, Madonna 47 Cornerstone 68, Michigan-Dearborn 65 Davenport 88, Siena Heights 55 Dayton 66, Miami (Ohio) 62 E. Illinois 61, Ball St. 54 Gustavus 68, St. Thomas (Minn.) 65 Indiana Tech 93, Marygrove 73 Kalamazoo 61, Purdue-Calumet 46 Milwaukee 65, UMKC 56 Northwestern Ohio 55, Lawrence Tech 52 Notre Dame 79, Michigan St. 78, OT Oakland 84, Rochester (Mich.) 52 S. Dakota St. 89, Wayne (Neb.) 55 S. Illinois 79, SIU-Edwardsville 67 St. Johns (Minn.) 79, Concordia (Moor.) 76 St. Marys (Minn.) 70, Hamline 67 St. Norbert 80, Ripon 68 St. Olaf 68, Macalester 58 Toledo 59, Cleveland St. 54 Tulane 83, Loyola of Chicago 70 Wis.-Platteville 57, Wis.-La Crosse 56 Wis.-River Falls 90, Wis.-Superior 79 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 64, Wis.-Eau Claire 50 Wis.-Whitewater 78, Wis.-Oshkosh 59 SOUTHWEST Houston Baptist 58, Rice 55 Oklahoma St. 87, North Texas 61 Prairie View 64, Schreiner 48 Texas A&M 66, Sam Houston St. 63 Texas St. 72, Texas Lutheran 31 Tulsa 77, Creighton 64 WEST Arizona St. 77, UNLV 55 Tuesdays late box scoresALABAMA 82, SOUTH FLORIDA 71SOUTH FLORIDA (5-2) Perry 5-13 1-2 11, Allen Jr. 6-11 4-5 16, Mo rillo 4-9 1-2 13, Collins 1-4 0-2 2, Cousins 1-1 1-2 3, Clayton 1-1 0-0 3, Bodway 2-2 0-0 5, Mercurius 3-7 2-2 8, Guerrero 3-5 0-0 6, Zei gler 2-3 0-4 4. Totals 28-56 9-19 71. ALABAMA (5-1) Tarrant 3-9 9-10 17, Taylor 2-2 0-0 4, Hale 1-6 2-4 4, Randolph 6-11 1-2 14, Cooper 7-13 4-4 20, Norris 1-4 0-0 3, Kessens 4-7 1-2 9, Coleman 3-9 3-3 11, Mitchell 0-2 0-0 0, Slaughter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 20-25 82. HalftimeAlabama 43-32. 3-Point GoalsSouth Florida 6-12 (Morillo 4-5, Bodway 1-1, Clayton 1-1, Perry 0-1, Mercurius 0-1, Allen Jr. 0-3), Alabama 8-25 (Cooper 2-3, Tarrant 2-5, Coleman 2-7, Randolph 1-2, Norris 1-2, Kessens 0-1, Mitchell 0-1, Hale 0-4). Fouled OutAllen Jr., Morillo. ReboundsSouth Florida 34 (Perry 8), Al abama 38 (Taylor 11). AssistsSouth Florida 11 (Collins 4), Alabama 18 (Tarrant 8). To tal FoulsSouth Florida 24, Alabama 20. TechnicalsAllen Jr., Tarrant. A 9,342.No. 15 MIAMI 70, No. 24 ILLINOIS 61ILLINOIS (6-1) Starks 1-10 0-0 3, Cosby 1-10 0-0 3, Hill 5-10 2-5 13, Rice 8-16 4-5 22, Egwu 4-11 0-0 8, Tate 0-0 2-2 2, Black 1-3 0-0 2, Nunn 3-6 0-0 8, Colbert 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-69 8-12 61. MIAMI (8-0) Thomas 0-1 2-2 2, McClellan 5-10 2-2 14, Rodriguez 2-9 4-6 9, Lecomte 4-8 5-7 15, Jekiri 3-6 0-0 6, Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Burnett 7-16 2-2 19, Palmer 0-2 0-0 0, Sherman 1-6 2-2 5. Totals 22-58 17-21 70. HalftimeMiami 37-24. 3-Point Goals Illinois 7-30 (Nunn 2-5, Rice 2-6, Hill 1-3, Cosby 1-6, Starks 1-7, Egwu 0-3), Miami 9-30 (Burnett 3-10, McClellan 2-4, Lecomte 2-5, Sherman 1-5, Rodriguez 1-5, Palmer 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIllinois 44 (Rice 12), Miami 44 (Jekiri, McClellan 9). AssistsIllinois 7 (Hill 3), Miami 12 (Ro driguez 5). Total FoulsIllinois 20, Miami 16. A 6,086.Pro basketballNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Toronto 14 4 .778 Brooklyn 8 9 .471 5 Boston 5 11 .313 8 New York 4 15 .211 10 Philadelphia 1 17 .056 13 Southeast W L Pct GB Washington 12 5 .706 Atlanta 11 6 .647 1 HEAT 9 9 .500 3 MAGIC 7 13 .350 6 Charlotte 4 15 .211 9 Central W L Pct GB Chicago 12 7 .632 Cleveland 9 7 .563 1 Milwaukee 10 10 .500 2 Indiana 7 11 .389 4 Detroit 3 16 .158 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Memphis 15 3 .833 Houston 14 4 .778 1 Dallas 15 5 .750 1 San Antonio 13 5 .722 2 New Orleans 8 8 .500 6 Northwest W L Pct GB Portland 14 4 .778 Denver 9 9 .500 5 Oklahoma City 5 13 .278 9 Utah 5 13 .278 9 Minnesota 4 13 .235 9 Pacic W L Pct GB Golden State 15 2 .882 L.A. Clippers 12 5 .706 3 Phoenix 11 8 .579 5 Sacramento 9 9 .500 6 L.A. Lakers 5 14 .263 11 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 Phoenix 116, Indiana 99 Portland 105, Denver 103 Toronto 117, Sacramento 109 Golden State 98, MAGIC 97 Wednesdays results Washington 111, L.A. Lakers 95 Chicago 102, Charlotte 95 Atlanta 112, HEAT 102 Boston 109, Detroit 102, OT Brooklyn 95, San Antonio 93, OT Houston 105, Memphis 96 Dallas 107, Milwaukee 105 Philadelphia 85, Minnesota 77 Toronto at Utah, late MAGIC at L.A. Clippers, late Todays games Cleveland at New York, 8 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Fridays games Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. HEAT at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. MAGIC at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Tuesdays late box scoreWARRIORS 98, MAGIC 97ORLANDO (97) Harris 6-14 5-5 17, Frye 1-5 0-0 3, OQuinn 9-16 3-3 21, Oladipo 10-14 4-4 27, Fournier 4-13 0-0 10, Dedmon 2-2 0-0 4, Payton 3-10 1-2 7, W.Green 1-7 0-0 2, B.Gordon 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 39-87 13-14 97. GOLDEN STATE (98) Barnes 5-9 3-5 14, D.Green 4-12 3-4 11, Bogut 3-7 1-2 7, Curry 8-17 3-3 22, Thompson 8-16 0-0 20, Iguodala 3-5 0-0 6, Speights 5-10 2-2 12, Barbosa 0-4 2-2 2, Livingston 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 38-82 1418 98. O rlando 25 21 29 22 97 Golden State 24 32 17 25 98 3-Point GoalsOrlando 6-17 (Oladipo 3-4, Fournier 2-6, Frye 1-3, Payton 0-1, B.Gordon 0-1, W.Green 0-1, Harris 0-1), Golden State 8-27 (Thompson 4-8, Cur ry 3-9, Barnes 1-1, Iguodala 0-1, Barbosa 0-3, D.Green 0-5). Fouled OutFrye. ReboundsOrlando 45 (OQuinn 11), Golden State 52 (Bogut, Barnes 12). As sistsOrlando 19 (Payton 6), Golden State 25 (D.Green 6). Total FoulsOrlando 17, Golden State 15. A 19,596 (19,596).Pro 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. Giants 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 Todays game Dallas at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sundays games 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. College footballTODAYS GAMESTATE UCF (8-3) at East Carolina (8-3), 7:30 p.m.FRIDAYS GAMESMIDWEST Mid-American Championship, N. Illinois (10-2) vs. Bowling Green (7-5), at Detroit, 7 p.m. WEST Pac-12 championship, Arizona (10-2) vs. Oregon (11-1), at Santa Clara, Calif., 9 p.m.SATURDAYS GAMESSTATE ACC Championship, Florida St. (12-0) vs. Georgia Tech (10-2), at Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. SOUTH SEC Championship, Alabama (11-1) vs. Missouri (10-2), at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Temple (5-6) at Tulane (3-8), 7:30 p.m. EAST SMU (0-11) at UConn (2-9), Noon MIDWEST Houston (7-4) at Cincinnati (8-3), Noon Conference USA Championship, Louisiana Tech (8-4) at Marshall (11-1), Noon Big Ten Championship, Wisconsin (10-2) vs. Ohio St. (11-1), at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Iowa St. (2-9) at TCU (10-1), Noon Oklahoma St. (5-6) at Oklahoma (8-3), 3:30 p.m. SWAC Championship, Alcorn St. (9-3) vs. Southern U. (9-3), at Houston, 4 p.m. Kansas St. (9-2) at Baylor (10-1), 7:45 p.m. WEST Mountain West championship, Fresno St. (6-6) at Boise St. (10-2), 10 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS Second Round Fordham (11-2) at New Hampshire (10-1), 1 p.m. Indiana St. (8-5) at Chattanooga (9-3), 1 p.m. Richmond (9-4) at Coastal Carolina (11-1), 1 p.m. Northern Iowa (9-4) at Illinois St. (10-1), 2 p.m. Sam Houston St. (9-4) at Jacksonville St. (10-1), 2 p.m. South Dakota St. (9-4) at North Dakota St. (11-1), 3:30 p.m. Montana (9-4) at Eastern Washington (102), 4:30 p.m. Liberty (9-4) at Villanova (10-2), 4:30 p.m.Pro hockeyNHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA LIGHTNING 26 17 6 3 37 92 69 Montreal 27 17 8 2 36 70 68 Detroit 25 14 6 5 33 77 65 Toronto 24 13 8 3 29 81 72 Boston 26 14 11 1 29 63 63 PANTHERS 23 10 7 6 26 50 58 Ottawa 24 10 9 5 25 63 66 Bualo 25 9 14 2 20 45 77 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 24 17 5 2 36 82 55 N.Y. Islanders 25 18 7 0 36 80 67 N.Y. Rangers 24 11 9 4 26 71 70 Washington 24 10 10 4 24 68 69 New Jersey 25 9 12 4 22 58 72 Carolina 24 8 13 3 19 56 69 Philadelphia 24 8 13 3 19 62 76 Columbus 24 7 15 2 16 54 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Nashville 24 16 6 2 34 65 48 St. Louis 25 16 7 2 34 67 55 Chicago 25 16 8 1 33 78 49 Minnesota 24 14 9 1 29 67 56 Winnipeg 25 12 9 4 28 52 56 Dallas 25 9 11 5 23 73 89 Colorado 25 9 11 5 23 67 79 Pacic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 25 17 7 1 35 79 69 Anaheim 26 15 6 5 35 71 68 Calgary 26 16 8 2 34 83 66 Los Angeles 25 13 7 5 31 67 57 San Jose 26 12 10 4 28 70 71 Arizona 26 10 13 3 23 64 81 Edmonton 25 6 15 4 16 56 87 NOTE: 2 points for a win, 1 point for OT loss. 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 Calgary 5, Arizona 2 San Jose 2, Philadelphia 1 Los Angeles 2, Boston 0 Wednesdays results Minnesota 2, Montreal 1 Chicago 4, St. Louis 1 Edmonton at Winnipeg, late Philadelphia at Anaheim, late Todays 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. Fridays games Anaheim at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Montreal at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. ECHL Wednesdays results Florida 3, Kalamazoo 1 Indy 5, Evansville 3 Utah 4, Cincinnati 3, SO Allen 5, Tulsa 1 Bakerseld at Idaho, late Todays games Orlando at Greenville, 7 p.m. Toledo at Reading, 7:30 p.m. Alaska at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. AHL Wednesdays results Lake Erie 3, Chicago 2 Utica at Texas, late Todays game Rockford at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.TransactionsBASEBALLMLB Announced the resignation of executive vice president, business and CEO of MLB Enterprises Tim Brosnan, eective at the end of January 2015. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with RHP Eddie Gamboa on a oneyear contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Agreed to terms with RHP Luke Hochevar on a twoyear contract. MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with OF Torii Hunter on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS Traded OF Michael Saunders to Toronto for LHP J.A. Happ. TORONTO BLUE JAYS Agreed to terms with 1B Justin Smoak on a one-year contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES Agreed to terms with RHP Jim Johnson on a one-year contract and OF Nick Markakis on a four-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with LHP Clayton Richard on a minor league contract. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES Released INF Darrell Hudson. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS Signed INF Ozney Guillen to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Recalled F-C Jarnell Stokes from Iowa (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARS Signed K Jay Feely. Waived/injured WR-KR Chris Williams. CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed RB Shaun Draughn. Placed WR Miles Austin on injured reserve. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Placed OT Austin Pasztor on injured reserve. Signed LB A.J. Edds. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed DB Justin Green, LB Deontae Skinner and DB Daxton Swanson to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS Signed DL Kona Schwenke to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS Signed DB Jemea Thomas from the St. Louis practice squad. Waived CB Brandon Ghee. Canadian Football League OTTAWA REDBLACKS Named Jason Maas oensive coordinator. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Signed OL Pat Neufeld to a contract extension.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHL Suspended Pittsburgh D Rob ert Bortuzzo two games for interference against New Jersey F Jaromir Jagr during a Dec. 2 game. ANAHEIM DUCKS Signed G Ilya Bry zgalov to a pro tryout contract. ARIZONA COYOTES Assigned F Brendan Shinnimin to Portland (AHL). DALLAS STARS Recalled LW Curtis McKenzie and G Jussi Rynnas from Texas (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS Agreed to terms with D Alec Martinez on a six-year contract extension. NEW YORK ISLANDERS Recalled D Grin Reinhart from Bridgeport (AHL). Placed D Johnny Boychuk on injured re serve, retroactive to Nov. 27, and D Lubomir Visnovsky on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 28. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Reassigned F Vladislav Namestnikov to Syra cuse (AHL).SOCCERMajor League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS Signed F Bradley Wright-Phillips as a designated player ahead of the 2015 season. TORONTO FC Declined the 2015 con tract options on MF Dwayne De Rosario, D Ryan Richter, MF Jeremy Hall and F Andrew Wiedeman. defender Ryan Richter, mid elder Jeremy Hall and forward Andrew Wiedeman.COLLEGEBUFFALO Named Brian Borland de fensive coordinator, Andy Kotelnicki oen sive coordinator, Daryl Agpalsa oensive line coach and Alan Hensell oensive assis tant coach. Retained running backs coach Matt Simon and defensive line coach Chris Cosh. DELAWARE Named Frantzer Le Blanc assistant athletics director for facilities. GUILFORD Named Chris Johnson as sistant baseball coach. VANDERBILT Fired oensive coor dinator Karl Dorrell, wide receivers coach Marc Lubick and conditioning coach Bill Hughan.Glantz-Culver LineNCAA FOOTBALLTonightFAVORITE O T O/U UNDERDOG at East Carolina 5 7 (55) UCFTomorrow Conference Championships Mid-American At DetroitN. Illinois 6 6 (59) Bowl. GreenPac-12 At Santa Clara, Calif.Oregon 13 14 (73) ArizonaSaturdayat UConn 11 11 (46) SMU at TCU 32 34 (68) Iowa St. Temple 3 3 (43) at Tulane at Cincinnati 6 6 (56) Houston at Baylor OFF OFF (OFF) Kan. St. at Oklahoma 20 20 (59) Okla. St.Conference Championships Conference USAat Marshall 14 12 (68) La. TechSoutheastern At AtlantaAlabama 14 14 (49) MissouriAtlantic Coast At Charlotte, N.C.FSU 4 4 (60) Ga. TechBig Ten At IndianapolisWisconsin 4 4 (52) Ohio St.Mountain Westat Boise St. 19 21 (68) Fresno St.O Key Baylor QB questionableNFLTonightFAVORITE 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 (49) at Cleveland Houston 3 5 (42) at Jsonvilleat Tennessee PkPk(45) N.Y. Giantsat New Orleans 9 10 (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 West Virginia 8 LSU at Georgia St. 3 Green Bay Baylor 2 at Vanderbilt at Missouri St. 6 UALR at Mississippi 5 TCU at Iowa St. 4 Arkansas at Pepperdine 8 CS Northridge at San Diego St. 15 San Diego at Akron 11 W. Illinois Monmouth (NJ) 3 at Marist at Samford 1 VMI at UAB Pk Morehead St.NBAFAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Cleveland 7 (198) at New York at Portland 8 (196) Indiana at Golden State 8 (206) New OrleansNHLFAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Washington -115 at Carolina -105 at Pittsburgh -165 Vancouver +145 at Toronto -180 New Jersey +160 N.Y. Islanders -125 at Ottawa +105 at Florida -130 Columbus +110 at Tampa Bay -400 Bualo +300 at Detroit -175 Dallas +155 at Nashville -135 St. Louis +115 Los Angeles -140 at Arizona +120 at Calgary -130 Colorado +110 at San Jose -140 Boston +120 | SCOREBOARD ATLANTA Moving to ll an outeld void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis. The Braves probably arent done dealing, either. The 31-year-old Markakis spent the rst nine years of his career with the Baltimore Orioles. This past season, he batted .276 with 14 homers and 50 RBIs while winning his second Gold Glove. The deal is contingent on Markakis passing a physical. Terms were not announced by the team, but reports indicated it was worth $44 million. Heyward was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals last month in a four-play er deal. Seattle sends Saunders to Toronto for Happ: The Toronto Blue Jays hope they found their starting left fielder in Michael Saunders, while the Seattle Mariners hope J.A. Happ will be another left-hander for their strong starting rotation. The Mariners sent Saunders to the Blue Jays in exchange for Happ, with the trade filling needs for both clubs. The Mariners were hoping to add another arm for their pitching staff while the Blue Jays got a potential replacement for free agent Melky Cabrera in their outfield. Source says Royals, Hochevar agree to deal: Right-hander Luke Hochevar and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Hochevar will make $4.5 million this season and $5.5 million for the 2016 season, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Hochevar must pass a physical to complete the agreement. Padres, Barmes agree: The San Diego Padres agreed to a one-year contract with shortstop Clint Barmes, pending a physical. The move comes one day after the Padres declined to tender a contract to shortstop Everth Cabrera. Barmes spent the past three seasons with Pittsburgh. He played in only 48 games this year with 102 at-bats, hitting .245 with seven RBIs. Around the league: There will be no jail time for a self-described deliveryman for the South Florida clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. A federal judge sentenced Christopher Engroba to two years on probation after prosecutors said he has cooperated extensively in the Biogenesis of America investigation. ... Tim Brosnan will leave Major League Baseball at the end of January after losing to Rob Manfred in the competition to succeed Bud Selig as commissioner. Brosnan, who joined MLB in 1991, is among six executive vice presidents serving under Selig and Manfred, who was promoted from EVP to chief operating officer in September 2013 after Selig announced his intention to leave in January 2015. ... The Minnesota Twins announced the signing of outfielder Torii Hunter to a $10.5 million, one-year contract. The Twins agreed to terms with Hunter on Tuesday night and announced the deal after Hunter passed a physical. Braves agree to deal with OF Markakis MLB NOTEBOOKSeattle swaps Saunders for Torontos HappBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | QUICK HITSWOODS BRINGS BUZZ BACK TO GOLFWINDERMERE Tiger Woods didnt even have a club in his hand when he passed an important test Wednesday at Isleworth. After hitting a fairway metal off the 10th tee, Woods gingerly stepped through a ower bed and then hopped down a 4-foot wall and trotted to the clubhouse to use the bathroom. It was that kind of leap from a bunker at Firestone that jarred back muscles and ultimately forced yet another injury-induced layoff. His golf Wednesday wasnt too bad, either. Woods swung freely and easily during the pro-am at the Hero World Challenge, his rst time walking 18 holes since he missed the cut Aug. 9 at the PGA Championship. The real test is today in the rst round of an unofcial event with 18 elite players from the top 50 in the world, and one big buzz because of the tournament host. ... Its not yet 2015, but the new European Tour season opens today in South Africa at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, with three former top-ranked players among those looking to get a jump on 2014 money list winner and No. 1 Rory McIlroy.ATHLETICSRussia facing doping allegations: Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping, including the reported admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and cover-up and extortion involving a three-time Chicago Marathon winner. Both German television channel ARD and French sports daily LEquipe reported that Liliya Shobukhova, who won the Chicago Marathon from 2009-11 and the London race in 2010, paid the Russian athletics federation 450,000 euros ($550,000) to cover up a positive doping case. ARD also appeared to show reigning Olympic 800-meter champion Maria Savinova admitting to using the banned steroid oxandrolone in an undercover video that has the womans face out of focus. ... USA Track and Field nearly doubled its annual revenue in 2014 and will put more of that money into athlete training in hopes of pumping up the medal count at the Rio Olympics.OLYMPICSRio matches London sponsorship sales: Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said they have matched the domestic sponsorship revenues for the 2012 Games and expect to surpass Londons total with almost two years to go. Renato Ciuchini, the chief commercial officer of the Rio Games, said Rio has already earned 2.6 billion reals ($1 billion) in sponsorship sales, amid fluctuating exchange rates.SOCCERKeane named MLS MVP: Robbie Keane was named Major League Soccers Most Valuable Player after the Irish forwards dynamic season for the Los Angeles Galaxy. New Englands Lee Nguyen and Seattles Obafemi Martins were the other finalists for the award. The 34-year-old Keane had 19 goals and 14 assists while leading the Galaxys MLS-best offense.COLLEGE BASKETBALLHill gets hospice care: Lauren Hill is getting hospice care at home as the inoperable tumor in her brain grows. Hill played in a Division III basketball game with Mount St. Joseph on Nov. 2 despite the tumor, which was diagnosed a year ago. She made layups for the first and last baskets of the game. Hill also has helped to raise more than $324,000 for cancer research and treatment.


Page 6 SP The Sun /Thursday, December 4, 2014 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES Mid-AmericanWHO: Northern Illinois (10-2) vs. Bowling Green (7-5) WHEN: Friday, 7 p.m. WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit TV: ESPN2 RADIO: NonePac-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 AMConference USAWHO: Louisiana Tech (8-4) at Marshall (11-1) WHEN: Saturday, noon WHERE: Edwards Stadium, Huntington, W.Va. TV: ESPN2 RADIO: NoneSECWHO: 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 p.m. WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV: FOX RADIO: 770 AMMountain WestWHO: Fresno St. (6-6) at No. 22 Boise St. (10-2) WHEN: Saturday, 10 p.m. WHERE: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV: CBS RADIO: None AAC title in play for KnightsCINCINNATI The American Athletic Conference could nish with a real pile-up at the top. Central Florida can pull into a tie with Memphis by winning at East Carolina tonight. Then Cincinnati the preseason pick to win it all could make it a three-way split by beating Houston at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday. The 11-team league played its second season with an unbalanced schedule. Theres no tiebreaker to decide an outright champion. The league will add Navy next season and divide into six-team divisions with a championship game. What a year this has been a long year, looking back at the ups and downs, Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday. Its been an interesting year, one that Ill never forget, of all the different things thats happened. Memphis (9-3, 7-1) provided the biggest surprise. The Tigers won at Cincinnati 41-14 on Oct. 4 to take control of the league race. They won their last six games their longest winning streak since 1969 for their rst title since they were in the Missouri Valley Conference. UCF (8-3, 6-1) won the title last year and can share another with a win at East Carolina (8-3, 5-2) tonight. The Knights are 14-1 in their two years of AAC play and beat Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl last season. Theyve never won back-to-back league titles. It would mean the world to me and these guys, linebacker Terrance Plummer said. Its what our ultimate goal is every year and if were able to achieve that, it will be very special to us. Well be the rst (UCF) team to win back-to-back conference championships. East Carolina was the only AAC team to be ranked this season, making it to No. 18 in the AP poll during a six-week stay. The lack of ranked teams hurt the confer ences national prole. I said that to our presidents and athletic directors at our fall meeting, commissioner Mike Aresco said during a visit to Cincinnati last month. Its a work in progress in football. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Central FloridaBy JOE KAYASSOCIATED PRESS KNIGHTS AT PIRATESWHO: UCF (8-3, 6-1 AAC) at East Carolina (8-3, 5-2) WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, N.C. TV: ESPN RADIO: No local affiliate Ex-UF coach fields offersDALLAS Former Florida coach Will Muschamp reportedly has offers from Texas A&M and Auburn to become defensive coordinator. Both schools are in search of a new hire. According to sources of Jay G. Tate, Publisher of, Muschamp has been offered the job and is considering the opportunity at Auburn. But he also reported there is a lucrative offer on the table from Texas A&M, with Auburn being ready to match any offer. The report added that two NFL teams have called Muschamp, the former Texas defensive coordinator, since he was relieved of his duties at Florida. Next coaching hire will be crucial at Michigan: Even if Michigan hires a football coach with Michigan ties, dont expect him to be introduced as a Michigan Man. Athletic director Jim Hackett made it clear he finds the term Michigan Man a bit grating. His comments Tuesday may signal that the Wolverines are prepared to consider candidates without strong ties to Ann Arbor. The challenge for Hackett will be finding the right person for Michigan when the competition for top coaches is fierce and no amount of tradition can guarantee success. Were building what we call swim-lane charts that show candidates time frames for their availability. They may be in bowl games. They may be, you know, wherever they are in their status, Hackett said. We compare that against our swim lane. Where are we in trying to get our recruiting, to get our practice schedule started? This place does not need to cut corners to win, and youve got a lot of pride in the fact that you come here, you know youre signing up to be the best in the world, without any kind of shenanigans going on. Around the nation: Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason fired offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, wide receivers coach Marc Lubick and conditioning coach Bill Hughan after the Commodores 3-8 season. Pittsburgh sophomore running back James Conner, a converted defensive end, was named the Atlantic Coast Conferences player of the year following a breakout season in which he led the league in rushing. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are among the five finalists for the Walter Camp player of the year award. The others are Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper. Former Virginia starting quarterback David Watford will transfer, the school said. He started 12 games last season, when the Cavaliers finished 2-10, and was relegated to third-string this season. Arkansas State will play on Jan. 4 in the GoDaddy Bowl for the fourth consecutive year, bowl officials announced. The Red Wolves (7-5) will face a team from the Mid-American Conference. Marvin Whitey Helling, the coach who helped build the University of North Dakota into a Division II power, died Sunday. He was 91. The school said Helling, a native of Luverne, Minn., died in Florida. COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOKFROM WIRE REPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Jameis WinstonConduct hearing endsTALLAHASSEE Jameis Winstons code of conduct hearing concluded after two days, with attorneys from both sides arguing the evidence favored their clients. David Cornwell, Winstons attorney, questioned the entire process after the hearing concluded at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday The only thing we got was more inconsistencies and more lies, Cornwell said. Winston has been accused of sexually assaulting a former Florida State student in December 2012, an allegation he and his representatives have denied throughout Tallahassee police, state attorney and Florida State student affairs investigations. FSU is conducting the hearing to determine whether Winston violated the student code of conduct. Winston could be subject to sanctions that range from a reprimand to expulsion from the school. When John Clune, an attorney representing the accuser, was asked about Cornwells remark, he said, Mr. Cornwell and the truth, I dont think are very close friends. Clune said the accuser testied but never was in the same room with Winston. The attorney said he expects a decision in two to three weeks, although Winston will have the option to appeal if he is found responsible for one of four conduct violations related to sexual violence. FSU appeals have spanned 60 to 90 days in the past. Cornwell said he expected Winston to be cleared of any wrongdoing. We nished the hear ing today. Were pleased that its over, Cornwell said. We now know what the game plan was, because the only thing that we got was more inconsistencies and more lies. It is a shakedown. Clune countered he expected Winston to be found responsible and to be expelled from school. As he arrived Wednesday, Winston was asked by a reporter how he was doing, and the Heisman Trophy winner acknowledged the question with a nod and smile.By BRENDAN SONNONEORLANDO SENTINELA decision expected in 2-3 weeks COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SECEx-teammates meet for titleTUSCALOOSA, Ala. Four decades ago, Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban captured a conference championship with Kent State. Now, the former teammates who once labored long hours together for paltry pay and invaluable experience as graduate assistants will face off for a bigger prize. Saban and No. 1 Alabama will meet Pinkels 14th-ranked Missouri Tigers on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference championship game in the Georgia Dome. The Crimson Tide will be certain of a playoff berth with a victory. The longtime friends are still logging long hours but now for seven-gure salaries. Theyre also still putting to work the lessons learned under coaching mentor Don James. Pinkel and Saban were teammates on Kent States 1972 Mid-American Conference championship team coached by James. Pinkel became a grad assistant a year after Saban. The head coaching careers didnt cross paths until Missouri joined the SEC in 2012. Alabama won that meeting 42-10. Both Saban and Pinkel still cite lessons and practices adopted decades ago from James, a Hall of Famer who died in October 2013 at 80. He was an organization al genius, Pinkel said. The detail of organizing every little tiny aspect of your football program, having a plan in place for every thing, evaluate everything you do after you do it. Both James pupils have forged long, successful coaching careers applying those lessons. Saban recommended Pinkel as his replacement at Toldeo when he left after one season to become the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator in 1991. Pinkel held that job for 10 seasons and is in his 14th year at Missouri. Saban, meanwhile, is on his fth coaching stop, including a two-year stint with the NFLs Miami Dolphins. I never really wanted to be a coach, said Saban, who has won four national titles at LSU and Alabama. Coach James asked me to be a graduate assistant. My wife had another year of school, so I decided to do it, even though I didnt want to go to graduate school. I really liked it. I have thanked coach James many, many times for inspiring me into the opportunity to do it.By JOHN ZENORASSOCIATED PRESSPinkel, Saban once shared championship at Kent StateAP PHOTOAlabama coach Nick Saban tracks his defensive backs as they work through drills in preparation for Saturdays SEC title game. not there yet. Might have something more tonight. Foley is looking to replace Will Muschamp, who was red Nov. 16. McElwain emerged as the top target, but the buyout proved to be the sticking point. The Gators already are on the hook for about $8 million owed to Muschamp and his staff, and they have roughly $87 million in on-campus projects underway. And of that $87 million, the athletic association has raised around $60 million. The Gators apparently didnt believe they would have to write a $7.5 million check to land McElwain. A provision in his contract allows the Colorado State president to reduce or eliminate the hefty fee for extenuating circumstances should McElwain voluntarily step down before the deal expires. Former Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham told the Coloradoan on Tuesday that Frank agreed to reduce or eliminate the fee in June if McElwains dream job came along. It created opportunities for schools like Florida, Michigan and Nebraska all arguably dream jobs to go after Mac, Graham told the paper. Failing to land McElwain seemingly would be a setback for Florida, which doesnt want even the appear ance of settling for its second or third choice. Foley has said little publicly about the search since outlining several requirements for Muschamps replacement. He wanted 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. But he also has NFL experience, Southeastern Conference ties and a track record of success on the offensive side of the ball. 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 Tuesday. His offense ranks 13th nationally, averaging 498 yards a game. McElwain took over a program that went 3-9 for three consecutive seasons (2009-11), but has enjoyed a quick turnaround since his arrival. The Rams went 4-8 in 2012 and 8-6 last year before this seasons breakthrough performance. They have wins against rival Colorado and Boston College in 2014.FLORIDAFROM PAGE 1


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TABLE OF CONTENTS A lot of the best fishing action in Charlotte Harbor takes place on the shallow flats. Access to these areas gets more challenging in winter, when the water levels are lower.Gettin skinny SLACK TIDES ............................................................................................. Page 9 Boating Safety MARK & LEIGH ANN LONG Best friend on board .................................................................................... Page 10 Birding ABBIE BANKS The birds of Ponce Park ................................................................................ Page 11 Tournament Bassin GREG BARTZ Time to relax ................................................................................................ Page 12 The Man on the Pier MATT STEVENS A sheepshead game-changer ...................................................................... Page 13 Angling 101 ROBERT LUGIEWICZ Warmer than Florida .................................................................................... Page 14 At the Range BILLY CARL Defending yourself while wounded ............................................................. Page 18 Peace River Wildlife Center ROBIN JENKINS, DVM Betting on a long shot ................................................................................. Page 20 A Life on the Water CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Oh, look: Winter ........................................................................................... Page 21 Around Charlotte Harbor CAPT. RALPH ALLEN Ancient wisdom ........................................................................................... Page 24 Angling 201 CAPT. CAYLE WILLS Page 8 BULLETIN BOARD | Page 3 TIDE CHARTS | Page 4 MAP OF LOCAL WATERS | Page 5 FISH FINDER | Page 6 FISHING REGULATIONS | Page 7 SEAFOOD RECIPES | Page 22 FISH PROFILES | Page 19 READER PHOTOS | Page 17 BOATING CLASSES | Page 22 SOLUNAR TABLES | Page 22 REGULAR FEATURES BoatingAnd WaterLineMagazine23170 Harborview Road Port Charlotte, FL 33980PUBLISHERJOSH OLIVE941-276-9657Publisher@WaterLineWeekly.comCUSTOMER SERVICE & SUBSCRIPTIONS941-206-1300MARKETINGAdvertising Director Leslee Peth 941-205-6400 Advertising Manager Mike Ruiz 941-205-6402 Advertising Sales Erick Sykes 941-205-6405Sales@WaterLineWeekly.comBoaters Bargains 941-429-3110CONTRIBUTORSCapt. Ralph Allen Paige Bakhaus Abbie Banks Greg Bartz Jared Brimer Billy Carl Capt. Josh Greer Bill Hempel Capt. Van Hubbard Ryan Ingle Robin Jenkins, DVM Jeff Kincaid Mark & Leigh Ann Long Robert Lugiewicz Nicole Miers-Pandolfi Capt. Mike Myers Betty Staugler Matt Stevens Tony Towns Capt. Cayle WillsProduced & printed by Sun Coast Media GroupSome of WaterLines subject matter consists of the writers opinions. We do our best to be accurate in matters of fact in this publication, but matters of opinion are left to each individual author. ON THE COVERPhoto providedDave Servis of Punta Gorda with a 22-inch red grouper and a 26-inch gag caught on the Jersey Devil. Gag season is now closed until July. WEEKLY MAGAZINE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR JOSH: I recently read that red snapper will only be open to select charter boats in 2015. Whats going on? Jim Homan JIM: Well, good news and bad news, Jim: What you read isnt accurate, but recreational anglers will be allowed fewer red snapper next year. Amendment 40, part of the federal governments Gulf sheries regulations, divides the recreational red snapper quota into two parts private and for-hire. It means private anglers (you and me) will have to have a shorter season to allow clients of for-hire head boats to take sh. Head boats granted quota will be allowed to harvest sh outside the regular season until their quota is lled. Unknown at this time are how many head boats will participate, what the 2015 recreational quota will be, and what portion of that quota will go to head boats. Its a terrible idea, but fortunately theres a three-year sunset built into the law. Stay tuned. Josh Olive, WaterLine Publisher JOSH: In last weeks edition of WaterLine, Capt. Mike Myers said, ... shing plays a large part in the lives of many Americans. Im one of the exceptions. Fishing plays no part in my life. Im a 69 year-old woman who has shed no more than a dozen times in her life. But I love your publication! I look forward to your article and many of the others. One doesnt have to be a sherman to be interested in what goes on in the waters and wildlife of our area. Thanks for keeping me informed and entertained with all that your magazine has to oer. Cass Weisman CASS: I couldnt agree more. If we wanted the magazine to be only for shermen, there would be little need for columns about wildlife, paddlesports or shooting. My goal is to create a publication that has content for anyone interested in enjoying Southwest Floridas outdoors and wilderness. Thanks for reading. Josh Olive, WaterLine PublisherIf you have a comment or question for WaterLine, email us at are welcome on any outdoor-related subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters may be edited for length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. Slanderous or libelous material will not be published. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse. The opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. WaterLine and Sun Coast Media Group take no responsibility for the content of these letters. Have you ever gotten a grand slam? Do you know what a grand slam is? Hint: Its got nothing to do with baseball. A grand slam is the feat of catching a prede termined list of sh species in a predetermined time. Most slams consist of three dierent sh, all of which must be caught in one day. Slams are usually informal, just another thing for shermen to brag and lie about. But the state has gured out that grand slams might be a good way to increase interest in shing. So theyve teamed up IGFA to produce a list of slams. Catch all three sh within 24 hours, submit an application and photos, and the FWC and IGFA will send you a certicate and a T-shirt. Theres no need to harvest the sh; photos are enough for documentation. Heres the list of ocial slams: Inshore Grand Slam: Red drum, spotted seatrout, ounder. Family Grand Slam: Any three sh in the same family (for example: Red snapper, mutton snapper, lane snapper). Blue Water Grand Slam: Mahi, sailsh, wahoo. Florida Grand Slam: Permit, tarpon, bonesh Shoreline Grand Slam: Sheepshead, whiting, Florida pompano. Reefs and Rubble Grand Slam: Black sea bass, gag, gray triggersh. Nearshore Grand Slam: Cobia, tripletail, king mackerel. Bay & Estuary Grand Slam: Mangrove snapper, snook, Spanish mackerel. Small Fry Slam (15 years old and under): Pinsh, grunt (any), catsh (any). To be eligible for recognition, all sh must be caught legally on recreational shing gear, adhering to both FWC laws and IGFA rules. Of course, theres no way to actually enforce that, so its pretty much on the honor system. In fact, Im not sure how theyre going to determine that all catches were made in a 24-hour period. Well, I guess those who are cheaters, cheat. Just because someone made a list, that doesnt mean were going to abandon the slams weve been using for years. Traditional rules call for all these sh to be caught either in the same day or on a single shing trip, and in some cases, all the sh have to be of legal size (just to make it harder). Theres the Charlotte Harbor Slam (snook, trout, redsh). Throw in a tarpon and youve got yourself a Charlotte Harbor Super Slam. The Trash Can Slam (ladysh, jack, catsh) is one most anglers tried to avoid years ago, but most of us today dont grip too much about a lady or a jack. The Venice Jetty Slam (snook, sheepshead, mangrove snapper) has always been a little tricky. In fall, most of the snook have left by the time sheepies get there in large numbers, and vice versa in the spring. Some surf anglers try for the Beach Slam (blue sh, Spanish mackerel, pompano), which I always though was interesting for the spectrum of sh avors it oers. For those with a taste for bigger game, theres the Beach Shark Slam (blacktip, bull, hammerhead). Oshore guys have been catching Reef Slams (any grouper, any snapper except lane, amberjack) and Pelagic Slams (king mackerel, cobia, bonita) for years. Few west coast anglers go out far enough for a Billsh Slam (sailsh, blue marlin, swordsh), but I suppose someones done it. And dont forget freshwater shing. You can get a Freshwater Slam (bass, crappie, bluegill), a Sunsh Slam (bluegill, redear, warmouth), a Whisker Slam (channel catsh, brown bullhead, yellow bullhead), an even a Cichlid Slam (peacock bass, oscar, Mayan cichlid). Looking over these lists, theres one thing you cant help but notice there are a lot of dierent sh you can catch here in Florida. By creating a number of ocially sanctioned slams, the state is doing a great job of highlighting our impressive variety. And by participating, youll be helping to promote Florida shing. The FWC plans to use submitted photos in future publications and on their website, so smile pretty and suck in that gut. For more information on the Grand Slam program, go to You can download application forms there as well. Good luck, and remember its all about the fun. Slamming it FROM THE PUBLISHERS DESK JOSH OLIVE 0[mnosL7-sue= _II '


Page 3 December 4, 2014 FREE WILDLIFE SEMINARSAre you interested in learning about the native and exotic species found in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida? Enjoy free seminars from 1 to 2 p.m. at Rotary Park Environmental Center (5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral). Burrowing owls, Dec. 4; snakes, Dec. 15. RSVP in advance at 239-549-4606. LIVING WITH WILDLIFELearning to live in harmony with Southwest Floridas unique insects, birds, mammals and other wildlife is easy when you understand, know and respect them. Learn how at this seminar, planned for 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundations own Dee Century will explain with pictures and video. Free with paid admission. Call 239-275-3435 for more info.WHERE DO TARPON GROW UP?Explore juvenile tarpon habitat from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Wildower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Englewood). Lemon Creek within the preserve provides a quite unusual opportunity to explore the natural history of juvenile tarpon and their dependence on tidal creeks very low in oxygen. We will hike about 2 miles down to Lemon Creek and back, examine how the surrounding land aects the creek, explore the natural history of the creek and attempt to catch some sh with a castnet. Your guide will be Dr. Bill Dunson. For more info, contact Bill at 276-233-6364 or AFTER DARK See the Big Cypress Bend boardwalk (Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, 17.1 miles east of the intersection of CR 951 along U.S. 41) in a whole new light from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The 2,300-foot boardwalk is sheltered by bald cypress trees. The walk ends at a gator pond, where the tour leader will check for the gleaming eyes of frogs and larger inhabitants. Along the way, the group may hear the cry of owls or the scurrying of raccoons and other nocturnal residents. To register, go to MOON WALKCrowley Natural and Cultural History Center (16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota) will host a full moon walk at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. You must be able to walk about 1.5 miles at a comfortable pace (15 to 20 minutes) to enjoy this experience. Prepaid reservations required; $20 adults, $10 youth ages 6 to 12, free under 6. Reserve your space early. Bring bug spray and a jacket/rain jacket; wear long sleeves, pants and closed-toed shoes. Call 941-322-1000 to reserve.FAKAHATCHEE MOONLIT TRAM View Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park under the illumination of a full moon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The two-hour tours start as the sun is setting, prime time for spotting some of the mammal residents of the Strand as well as birds settling in for the evening. An experienced naturalist leads each tram tour and will demonstrate communication with denizens of the night, including reies, bats and owls. The 24-passenger tram is wheelchair accessible and some seats face backward. The tour leaves from the ranger station at 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland, o Janes Scenic Drive. To register, go to HERITAGE FESTIVALCelebrate the swamp culture of South Florida from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Big Cypress National Preserve (33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee). Learn about the history of this rugged, yet beautiful environment through park rangers, volunteers, local experts and residents who will share their love of the swamp through live performances, activities, and thought-provoking presentations. This free family-friendly event shines a spotlight upon the inhabitants of early South Florida, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit shaped todays unique and diverse culture. Call 239-695-4757 for more info.GREAT OUTDOORS ADVENTURE DAYEnjoy a special day at Lovers Key State Park (8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Food, music, touch tanks, childrens activities and ranger-led programs OUTDOOR NEWS BULLETIN BOARD If you have a meeting, tournament, festival or other event you want included in the Outdoor News Bulletin Board, email it to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.comBULLETIN BOARD | 15 ONGOING EVENTS BOTTOM TIME DIVE CLUB: This Punta Gorda-based SCUBA club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. SCUBA club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 941-740-4245 or visit CHARLOTTE HARBOR MULTIHULL ASSOCIATION: Members of this club for multihull owners, sailors or those who are interested in the exchange of ideas about equipping and sailing boats, share information about anchorages and cruising destinations, hold informal races that help to improve their sailing ability, and have local raft-ups. No dues. The club meets at the Celtic Ray (145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda) on the rst Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call 941-876-6667. VOLUNTEER AT SHAMROCK PARK: Shamrock Park Nature Center (3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice) holds its monthly volunteer work mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. As abilities and interests allow, volunteer tasks may include trash collection along trails and within vegetated areas of the park, light trimming along paved multiuse trail, organization of storage areas, exotic plant removal and other maintenance tasks. Long pants, closed-toe shoes, sun protection, and plenty of drinking water are recommended. Park sta will provide trash collection buckets/bags, pickers, gloves, and other tools as necessary. Meet at the Shamrock Park Environmental Center. For more information, call Jennifer Rogers at 941-861-5000 or email her at KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE STROLL: Walk or bike the historic site (3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero). Park fee is $2 for walk or bike; $4 for single-occupant vehicle; $5 for two to eight occupants vehicle and $2 for each additional person over eight per vehicle. Call 239-992-0311 for more information. BIRD WALK: Search for Florida scrub jays, eastern towhees, brown thrashers, and other pine atwoods species with the Venice Area Audubon Society every Thursday at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Nature Center. Two Trail, Osprey). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Nature Center. Two miles walking on sand trails. For more info, call Joyce Leary at 508-737-8954. HANG OUT WITH SCRUB JAYS: Spend the morning with the scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park (1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. This unique Central Florida experience includes a nature walk to see the parks diverse ecosystems, native ora and fauna. Call 941-483-5956 for more info. SARASOTA FITNESS WALKS: Join Sarasota County Parks sta each Friday for a tness walk through Rothenbach Park (8650 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota) from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The pace will be geared toward tness, aiming for a 20-minute-mile pace. The walk will cover approximately three miles in one hour of brisk walking. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife, but keep up the pace. Wear appropriate workout clothing, including good walking shoes, and bring your water bottle. Meet in the pavilion near the playground. Call 941-861-5000. NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETS: The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). Meetings are free and the public is welcome. Call 239-275-3435. BIRD WALK AT LAKES PARK: A bird patrol guide will lead an easy walk along clear paths of Lakes Regional Park (7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers) at 8:30 a.m. on the rst Saturday of each month. This free nature walk oers an opportunity to see birds in natural vegetation as your guide points out the many species in what is a birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Arrive at 8 a.m. at Shelter A7 for a brief intro and sign-in. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for outdoors. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars and camera. Call 239-533-7580 for more info. 239-533-7580 for more info. FISHING CLUB MEETINGS: The Gulf Cove Fishing Club meets on the second Monday of the month October through May at the Hope Lutheran Church in Gulf Cove (14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte) at 7 p.m. At each meeting, a speaker will talk on a timely topic. In addition to the meetings, the club holds a monthly shing tournament and a monthly picnic. For more info, call 941-698-8607. FREE SAFETY CHECKS IN VENICE: The Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts free vessel safety checks every Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Venice boat ramp (200 N. Seaboard Ave., Venice). Theyll make sure the safety equipment mandated by federal and state regulations is on board. If an inspected vessel is found to be safe, a Seal of Safety is axed to it. For more info or to schedule an appointment, call Patrick Wheeler at 941-412-1026. WHATS THAT BIRD?: Volunteer bird interpreters share their expertise on ID and behavior of raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl and other avian visitors at Myakka River State Park (13208 S.R. 72, Sarasota). Volunteers set up scopes and help people identify birds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day of the week. SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE: Take a leisurely stroll on our fully accessible boardwalk trail anytime dawn to dusk (7791 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers). 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Page 4 December 4, 2014 THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W VENICE INLET 27.1117 N, 82.4633 W PUNTA GORDA 26.9283 N, 82.0650 W ADD 32 MINUTES TO TIMES FOR EL JOBEAN TIDES PLACIDA, GASPARILLA SOUND 26.8333 N, 82.2667 W ADD 28 MINUTES TO TIMES FOR LEMON BAY TIDES 05:13 -0.32 MATLACHA PASS BASCULE BRIDGE 26.6333 N, 82.0667 W MHHW 1.962, MHW 1.703, MTL1.076, MSL 1.070, MLW 0.449, MLLW 0.000 MHHW 1.407, MHW 1.175, MSL 0.784, MTL 0.768, MLW 0.358, MLLW 0.000 MHHW N/A, MHW N/A, MSL N/A, MTL N/A, MLW N/A, MLLW 0.000 MHHW 2.201, MHW 1.932, MSL 1.172, MTL 1.152, MLW 0.371, MLLW 0.000 All measurements in feet; for more info see TIDE CHARTSTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Thursday 05:13 -0.32 feet L 12:53 1.24 feet H 15:51 1.14 feet L 21:49 2.16 feet H Friday 05:56 -0.41 feet L 13:54 1.25 feet H 16:20 1.19 feet L 22:25 2.19 feet H Saturday 06:36 -0.44 feet L 14:45 1.23 feet H 16:45 1.21 feet L 23:02 2.19 feet H Sunday 07:14 -0.42 feet L 15:20 1.20 feet H 17:11 1.19 feet L 23:40 2.16 feet H Monday 07:51 -0.36 feet L 15:34 1.18 feet H 17:51 1.15 feet L Tuesday 00:21 2.09 feet H 08:28 -0.28 feet L 15:43 1.18 feet H 18:48 1.11 feet L Wednesday 01:06 1.99 feet H 09:05 -0.17 feet L 16:01 1.22 feet H 19:57 1.07 feet L Thursday 00:15 1.95 feet H 08:14 -0.30 feet L 14:58 1.19 feet H 19:01 0.94 feet L Friday 00:49 2.01 feet H 08:57 -0.39 feet L 15:48 1.17 feet H 19:38 0.98 feet L Saturday 01:23 2.04 feet H 09:36 -0.42 feet L 16:32 1.15 feet H 20:13 0.99 feet L Sunday 01:56 2.02 feet H 10:14 -0.40 feet L 17:12 1.13 feet H 20:50 0.98 feet L Monday 02:32 1.98 feet H 10:52 -0.34 feet L 17:47 1.12 feet H 21:32 0.96 feet L Tuesday 03:10 1.90 feet H 11:29 -0.27 feet L 18:18 1.13 feet H 22:20 0.93 feet L Wednesday 03:54 1.80 feet H 12:07 -0.18 feet L 18:49 1.16 feet H 23:15 0.90 feet L Thursday 05:48 -0.26 feet L 12:19 1.00 feet H 16:32 0.76 feet L 22:16 1.70 feet H Friday 06:30 -0.34 feet L 13:09 0.98 feet H 17:06 0.79 feet L 22:50 1.72 feet H Saturday 07:09 -0.36 feet L 13:52 0.96 feet H 17:39 0.80 feet L 23:24 1.71 feet H Sunday 07:46 -0.35 feet L 14:29 0.94 feet H 18:14 0.80 feet L 23:59 1.67 feet H Monday 08:22 -0.31 feet L 15:03 0.93 feet H 18:55 0.79 feet L Tuesday 00:36 1.61 feet H 08:58 -0.25 feet L 15:35 0.94 feet H 19:42 0.78 feet L Wednesday 01:16 1.51 feet H 09:35 -0.18 feet L 16:09 0.97 feet H 20:39 0.76 feet L Thursday 08:15 -0.30 feet L 14:29 1.19 feet H 18:59 0.90 feet L Friday 00:26 2.02 feet H 08:57 -0.40 feet L 15:19 1.17 feet H 19:33 0.94 feet L Saturday 01:00 2.04 feet H 09:36 -0.43 feet L 16:02 1.14 feet H 20:06 0.95 feet L Sunday 01:34 2.03 feet H 10:13 -0.41 feet L 16:39 1.12 feet H 20:41 0.95 feet L Monday 02:09 1.99 feet H 10:49 -0.37 feet L 17:13 1.11 feet H 21:22 0.93 feet L Tuesday 02:46 1.91 feet H 11:25 -0.30 feet L 17:45 1.12 feet H 22:09 0.92 feet L Wednesday 03:26 1.79 feet H 12:02 -0.21 feet L 18:19 1.15 feet H 23:06 0.90 feet LVENICE INLET PUNTA GORDA PLACIDA MATLACHA PASS 12:53 1.24 15:51 1.14 21:49 2.16 05:56 -0.41 13:54 1.25 16:20 1.19 22:25 2.19 06:36 -0.44 14:45 1.23 16:45 1.21 23:02 2.19 07:14 -0.42 15:20 1.20 17:11 1.19 23:40 2.16 07:51 -0.36 15:34 1.18 17:51 1.15 00:21 2.09 08:28 -0.28 15:43 1.18 01:06 1.99 18:48 1.11 16:01 1.22 09:05 -0.17 19:57 1.07 00:15 1.95 08:14 -0.30 14:58 1.19 19:01 0.94 00:49 2.01 08:57 -0.39 15:48 1.17 19:38 0.98 01:23 2.04 09:36 -0.42 16:32 1.15 20:13 0.99 01:56 2.02 10:14 -0.40 17:12 1.13 20:50 0.98 02:32 1.98 10:52 -0.34 17:47 1.12 21:32 0.96 03:10 1.90 11:29 -0.27 18:18 1.13 22:20 0.93 03:54 1.80 12:07 -0.18 18:49 1.16 23:15 0.90 05:48 -0.26 12:19 1.00 16:32 0.76 22:16 1.70 06:30 -0.34 13:09 0.98 17:06 0.79 22:50 1.72 07:09 -0.36 13:52 0.96 17:39 0.80 23:24 1.71 07:46 -0.35 14:29 0.94 18:14 0.80 23:59 1.67 08:22 -0.31 15:03 0.93 18:55 0.79 00:36 1.61 08:58 -0.25 15:35 0.94 19:42 0.78 01:16 1.51 09:35 -0.18 16:09 0.97 20:39 0.76 08:15 -0.30 14:29 1.19 18:59 0.90 00:26 2.02 08:57 -0.40 15:19 1.17 19:33 0.94 01:00 2.04 09:36 -0.43 16:02 1.14 20:06 0.95 01:34 2.03 10:13 -0.41 16:39 1.12 20:41 0.95 02:09 1.99 10:49 -0.37 17:13 1.11 21:22 0.93 02:46 1.91 11:25 -0.30 17:45 1.12 22:09 0.92 03:26 1.79 12:02 -0.21 18:19 1.15 23:06 0.90 0 "ALAL, JML-ML' A A Ammmulmm-AL A1 -SEL-ALRvym.irrBOAT STORAGEDRY STORAGEWET SLIPSBOAT LIFTSWATERSIDE GRILLOPEN EVERY DAYFOR BREAKFAST,LUNCH & DINNERAMENITIESBOAT RENTALSFUEL DOCKBAIT & TACKLESHIPS STORE24/7 SECURITYON-SITE SERVICEGASPARILLAcmARINA-A15001 GASPARILLA RDPLACIDA, FL 941-697-2280GASPARILLAMARINA.COMMARKER 20 17ON THE ICW a


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Page 6 December 4, 2014 LOCAL FISHING REPORTS FROM VENICE TO PINE ISLAND INSHORE & FRESHWATER GULF & OFFSHORE BEST BETA few have turned up along the beaches. Snook are moving into the backcountry. Good numbers of mostly small ones have been in Alligator Creek. There are lots of sharks on the beach, from 10 to 250 pounds. Jacks (see best bet) are great shark bait. Gag grouper are closed, but it doesnt matter. There are lots of squirrelsh, porgies and grunts eating squid on the nearshore reefs, and thats a whole bunch of delicious if youre looking to have a sh fry. Venice Inlet is packed full of jacks. Throw a Got-Cha or a heavy spoon or jig (let it sink a bit). Youll probably nd some bluesh mixed in with them. The redsh bite has been good around the lower end of Bull Bay. Small creek mouths are holding good numbers of catch-and-release snook. Tarpon from 10 to 40 pounds are hanging around the canals, along with a few monsters. The cold has kicked the trout bite up, with good sh under the dock lights of Lemon Bay before sunup. Pompano and ounder reports are improving. The Tom Adams bridge and Boca Grande Pier have been producing good sh. As usual, the gag grouper bite picked up just about the time it closed this Wednesday. But there are good lane snapper and fat grunts and porgies on the reefs in 55 to 60 feet of water. Theres also a decent tripletail bite from Stump Pass north. Sheepshead are getting hungry for ddler crabs around the docks and trestles all over Lemon Bay and Gasparilla Sound. The redsh schools have broken up, but the west wall potholes are holding sh at low tide. Try root beer soft plastics or live pinsh. Catch-and-release snook are hungry in the Myakka; shrimp, pinsh and topwater plugs are all working well. Bass are perkier in the cooler water and are hitting shiners or plastic worms. Crappie are pounding minnows or red wigglers in the canals. Red grouper are biting well 20 miles out, but some have moved into state waters where they can be legally kept. Some really good keeper mangrove snapper to 20 inches are out there as well. Frozen squid or sardines will catch both. Sheepshead are plentiful the El Jobean and the Venice Pier. Drop small pieces of cut shrimp or whole ddler crabs right next to the pilings. FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Seasons for two of Southwest Floridas favorite table fish snook and gag grouper closed this week amid much grumbling. Well, quit your bellyaching, because there are plenty of fish in the sea. Inshore anglers looking for dinner can switch to sheeps head, which are just as good as snook. Offshore, cooler water temperatures bring many reef species closer to shore. Even though the gags have to go back (and in federal waters, so do the red grouper), there are huge numbers of snapper, grunts and porgies out there. Generally speaking, these fish are not only easier to catch but also milder-tasting than grouper. Yes, youll have to fillet a few more to get the same amount of meat, but the bag limits are far more liberal. When grouper season is closed, there are a lot fewer fishermen willing to spend the gas money to get out to the reefs. Thats a mystery why will people drop $300 on fuel to get 20 pounds of grouper but not to load up 50 pounds of porgy and grunt fillets? Maybe its part of the grouper marketing strategy, but why let someone else tell you what fish is more desirable? Try it for yourself. F ISH F INDER ROGERFINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port 941-240-5981 JIMFISHERMANS EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595 ERICCOOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025The greenbacks have moved out but lots of small shrimp are showing up, and the redsh in Bull and Turtle bays are stung themselves. Snook are pushing hard up into the backcountry after the last cold snap. Jumbo black drum have moved in the Punta Gorda canals; theyre actually aggressive enough to hit plastic swimbaits. A few anglers are reporting tarpon in the canals as well. Big mangrove snapper have been caught at Ponce de Leon Park. There are still some kingsh scattered 3 to 5 miles out, and a handful of cobia are being caught too. Good numbers of sharks have showed up o the passes, waiting for the mullet run to start. Run the traplines for some tasty tripletail. Sheepshead are really good, but its warming up a touch so trout get the nod this week. Look on grassats in 4 or 5 feet of water. A popping cork with a shrimp or soft plastic is killer. The east wall is overrun with rat redsh; look to the bar and you may nd a keeper. Trout shing is silly, with lots of them in 3 to 4 feet of water almost anywhere you want to look and eating anything you want to throw. Snook have moved in to the canals and are liking deeper water around docks. Pompano and ounder are taking jigs tipped with shrimp all along the Intracoastal channel and in the passes. Turtle and Bull bays have had great action this week. Few reports this week. Those who got out found Spanish mackerel and bonita schools under ocks of birds and some cobia on the reefs. The gag bite has been good but the season is now closed. Freeline whole or cut shrimp or crabs around the docks and oyster bars for big 2to 3-pound sheepshead. Some nice ones have been caught by guys targeting redsh. The ats are loaded with trout. The best bite is in about 3 feet of water, with some really nice sh in Pine Island Sound. Redsh are scattered on the east wall; most are small. There are bigger ones on the west side, bu the winds been beating that shore. Mangrove snapper and some sheepies are moving into the PGI canals. Bonnethead sharks are a regular sight on the grassats. Flounder have been oddly scarce. Anglers are pulling in big catches of grunts, lane snapper, mangrove snapper and some whopper 3to 4-pound sheepshead from the reefs in 45 feet of water. A few bigger bull or sandbar sharks (no positive ID yet) are cruising around the nearshore reefs. The pompano run is getting underway along the beaches. Lots of sh have come from Manasota Key and the Venice jetties. Walk the surf and cast a pink silly jig tipped with shrimp. Fish soft plastics in the potholes for trout. Snook are hitting trolled Yo-Zuris and Jig N Minnows in the canals. Live pinsh under the mangroves will also catch snook, if the redsh let them alone. Schools of bluesh are prowling the ats, and the bull sharks are chasing them. A few nice spinner sharks have also been hooked. Look for ounder around the channel edges. Anglers are having good results chumming the reefs 20 miles out, with good numbers of mangrove snapper in the 3-pound class reported. There are also lots of grunts on the same reefs as well as those closer to shore. Tripletail are eating shrimp on the crab trap oats. Gag are biting but the season is closed until July. Sheepshead are whacking squid on jigheads under docks near Redsh Pass and Tarpon Bay. Dont be afraid to get your bait way up under there. ROBERTFISHIN FRANKS Charlotte Harbor 941-625-3888 JEFFCAPT. 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Snook are moving into the backcountry. Good numbers of Snook are moving into the backcountry. Good numbers of Snook mostly small ones have been in Alligator Creek. There are lots of sharks on the beach, from 10 to 250 pounds. Jacks (see best bet) are great shark bait. Gag grouper are closed, but it doesnt mat ter. There are lots of squirrelsh porgies and grunts eating squid on the nearshore reefs, and thats a whole bunch of delicious if youre looking to have a sh fry. Venice Inlet is packed full of jacks Throw a Got-Cha or a heavy spoon or jig (let it sink a bit). Youll probably nd some bluesh mixed in with them. The redsh bite has been good around the lower end of Bull Bay. Small creek mouths are holding good numbers of catch-and-release snook Tarpon from 10 to 40 pounds are hanging around the canals, along with a few monsters. The cold has kicked the trout bite up, with good sh under the dock lights of Lemon Bay before sunup. Pompano and ounder reports are improving. The Tom Adams bridge and Boca Grande Pier have been producing good sh. As usual, the gag grouper bite picked up just about the time it closed this Wednesday. But there are good lane snapper and fat grunts and porgies on the reefs in 55 to 60 feet of water. Theres also a decent tripletail bite from Stump Pass north. Sheepshead are getting hungry for ddler crabs around the docks and trestles all over Lemon Bay and Gasparilla Sound. The redsh schools have broken up, but the west wall pot holes are holding sh at low tide. Try root beer soft plastics or live pinsh. Catch-and-release snook are hungry in the snook are hungry in the snook Myakka; shrimp, pinsh and topwater plugs are all working well. Bass are perkier in the cooler water and are hitting shiners or plastic worms. Crappie are pounding minnows or red wigglers in the canals. Red grouper are biting well 20 miles out, but some have moved into state waters where they can be legally kept. Some really good keeper mangrove snapper to 20 inches are out there as well. Frozen squid or sardines will catch both. Sheepshead are plenti ful the El Jobean and the Venice Pier. Drop small pieces of cut shrimp or whole ddler crabs right next to the pilings. FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Seasons for two of Southwest Floridas favorite table fish snook and gag grouper closed this week amid much grumbling. Well, quit your bellyaching, because there are plenty of fish in the sea. Inshore anglers looking for dinner can switch to sheeps head, which are just as good as snook. Offshore, cooler water temperatures bring many reef species closer to shore. Even though the gags have to go back (and in federal waters, so do the red grouper), there are huge numbers of snapper, grunts and porgies out there. Generally speaking, these fish are not only easier to catch but also milder-tasting than grouper. Yes, youll have to fillet a few more to get the same amount of meat, but the bag limits are far more liberal. When grouper season is closed, there are a lot fewer fishermen willing to spend the gas money to get out to the reefs. Thats a mystery why will people drop $300 on fuel to get 20 pounds of grouper but not to load up 50 pounds of porgy and grunt fillets? Maybe its part of the grouper marketing strategy, but why let someone else tell you what fish is more desirable? Try it for yourself. fillets? Maybe its part of the grouper marketing strategy, but why let someone else tell you what fish is more desirable? Try it for yourself. F F F F F F F ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH ISH F F F F F F INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER INDER ROGER ROGER ROGER FINE BAIT & TACKLE North Port 941-240-5981 JIM JIM JIM JIM FISHERMANS EDGE Grove City 941-697-7595 ERIC ERIC ERIC COOKS SPORTLAND Venice 941-493-0025 The greenbacks have moved out but lots of small shrimp are showing up, and the redsh in Bull and Turtle bays are stung themselves. Snook are pushing hard up into the Snook are pushing hard up into the Snook backcountry after the last cold snap. Jumbo black drum have moved in the Punta Gorda canals; theyre actually aggressive enough to hit plastic swimbaits. A few anglers are reporting tarpon in the canals as well. Big mangrove snapper have been caught at Ponce de Leon Park. There are still some kingsh scattered 3 to 5 miles out, and a handful of cobia are being caught too. Good numbers of sharks have showed up o the passes, waiting for the mullet run to start. Run the traplines for some tasty tripletail Sheepshead are really good, but its warming up a touch so trout get the nod this week. Look on grassats in 4 or 5 feet of water. A popping cork with a shrimp or soft plastic is killer. The east wall is overrun with rat redsh ; look to the bar and you may nd a keeper. Trout shing is silly, with lots of them in 3 to 4 feet of water almost anywhere you want to look and eating anything you want to throw. Snook have Snook have Snook moved in to the canals and are liking deeper water around docks. Pompano and ounder are taking jigs tipped with ounder are taking jigs tipped with ounder shrimp all along the Intracoastal channel and in the passes. Turtle and Bull bays have had great action this week. Few reports this week. Those who got out found Spanish mackerel and bonita schools under ocks of birds and some cobia on the reefs. The gag bite has been good but the season is now closed. Freeline whole or cut shrimp or crabs around the docks and oyster bars for big 2to 3-pound sheepshead Some nice ones have been caught by guys targeting redsh. The ats are loaded with trout The best bite is in about 3 feet of water, with some really nice sh in Pine Island Sound. Redsh are scattered on the east wall; most are small. There are bigger ones on the west side, bu the winds been beating that shore. Mangrove snapper and some sheepies are moving into the PGI canals. Bonnethead sharks are a regular sight on the grassats. Flounder have been oddly scarce. Anglers are pulling in big catches of grunts lane snapper mangrove snapper and some whopper 3to 4-pound sheepshead from the reefs in 45 feet of water. A few big ger bull or sandbar sharks (no positive ID yet) are cruising around the nearshore reefs. The pompano run is getting underway along the beaches. Lots of sh have come from Manasota Key and the Venice jetties. Walk the surf and cast a pink silly jig tipped with shrimp. Fish soft plastics in the potholes for trout Snook are hit Snook are hit Snook ting trolled Yo-Zuris and Jig N Minnows in the canals. Live pinsh under the mangroves will also catch snook, if the redsh let them alone. Schools of bluesh are prowling the ats, and the bull sharks are chasing them. A few nice spinner sharks have also been hooked. Look for ounder around the channel edges. Anglers are having good results chumming the reefs 20 miles out, with good numbers of mangrove snapper in the 3-pound class reported. There are also lots of grunts on the same reefs as well as those closer to shore. Tripletail are eating shrimp on the crab trap oats. Gag are biting but the season is closed until July. Sheepshead are whacking squid on jigheads under docks near Redsh Pass and Tarpon Bay. Dont be afraid to get your bait way up under there. 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Page 7 December 4, 2014 State and federal regulations for Southwest Florida waters as of Sept. 14, 2014. All bag limits are per harvester per day. Other limits may apply. This chart does not include every rule an angler needs to know; for most current rules visit and LICENSES Resident saltwater or freshwater: Annual $17, 5-year $79. If you sh from shore only, a license is required but is free. Resident license for both freshwater and saltwater shing: $32.50 annually. Nonresident saltwater or freshwater: 3 days $17, 7 days $30, annual $47. Free shore shing license not available for nonresidents. Annual shing permits: Snook $10, lobster $5, not required when no license requiredSALTWATER FISH Almaco Jack Bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; notes: 9,11 Amberjack, Greater 30 min. size; bag limit 1; season closed June 1-July 31 in state waters, closed until Jan. 1 in federal waters; notes: 1,3,4,5,9 Amberjack, Lesser & Banded Ruddersh Slot 14 to 22; aggregate bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9 Black Drum Slot 14 to 24 (may possess one over 24); bag limit 5; notes: 5,7,8 Black Sea Bass 10 min. size; bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 2,4,5,9 Bluesh 12 min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 1,5 Blue runner Bag limit 100. Bonesh Harvest prohibited. Cobia 33 min. size; bag limit in state waters, 1 per harvester or 6 per vessel, whichever is less; limit in federal waters, 2; notes: 1,5 Dolphin (Mahi mahi) Bag limit 10 per harvester or 60 per vessel, whichever is less; notes: 5 Flounder, all species 12 min. size; bag limit 10; harvest by gig or spear OK; notes: 2,5,8 Grouper, Black 22 min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Gag 22 min. size; bag limit 2; season open July 1 Dec. 3 in state and federal waters; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10 Grouper, Goliath Harvest prohibited. Legal to target for catch and release in state but not federal waters Grouper, Red 20 min. size; bag limit 4 in state waters or 3 in federal waters; season closed in federal waters Oct. 4 to Jan. 1; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Scamp 16 min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Snowy & Yellowedge Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Warsaw & Speckled HindBag limit 1 per vessel; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10Grouper, Yellown & Yellowmouth20 min. size; bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Grouper, Coney, Graysby, Red Hind, Rock Hind & Tiger Bag limit 4; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,10,12 Hogsh 12 min. size; bag limit 5; notes: 1,4,5,9 Mackerel, King (kingsh) 24 min. size; bag limit 2 (reduced to 1 in some state waters if federal waters are closed to harvest; see for current regulations); notes: 1,5 Mackerel, Spanish 12 min. size; bag limit 15; transfer of Spanish mackerel to other vessels at sea prohibited; notes: 1,5 Mullet, Striped & Silver Bag limit, Feb 1-Aug. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or 100 per vessel, whichever is less; Sept. 1-Jan. 31, aggregate 50 per harvester or per vessel; bag limit also applies to mullet used as bait; harvest or possession of striped mullet prohibited in Punta Gorda between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1-Feb. 29. See Permit Slot 11 to 20 (may possess one over 20; maximum of 2 over 20 per vessel); bag limit 2; hook and line gear only in state waters; spearing legal in federal waters; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, Florida 11 min. size; bag limit 6; notes: 1,5,7 Pompano, African 24 min. size; bag limit 2 per harvester or per vessel; spear shing prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Porgy, Red Bag limit 100 pounds; notes: 4,5,9 Redsh Slot 18 to 27; bag limit 1 per harvester or 8 per vessel, whichever is less; transport limit 6 per person; gigging, spearing or snatching prohibited; illegal to harvest or possess in federal water; notes: 2,5,7 Sailsh 63 min. size from tip of lower jaw to center of fork; bag limit 1 any billsh (sailsh and marlin); Highly Migratory Species permit required to harvest in federal waters and all harvested sh must be reported to NOAA within 24 hours; notes: 5 Sea Trout, Spotted Slot 15 to 20 (may possess one over 20); bag limit 4; notes: 2,5,7 Shark, all species 54 min. size except Atlantic sharpnose, blacknose, blacktip, bonnethead, netooth and smooth dogsh (only exceptions to 54 min. in federal waters are Atlantic sharpnose and bonnethead; bag limit in state waters 1 per harvester or 2 per vessel, whichever is less; bag limit in federal waters, 1 per vessel; may be harvested by hook and line only; Highly Migratory Spe cies permit required to harvest in federal waters; lemon, tiger, sandbar and hammerhead sharks prohibited; notes: 1,5,7 Sheepshead 12 min. size; bag limit 15; notes: 2,5,7 Snapper, Cubera Slot 12 to 30 (may possess 2 over 30 per harvester or per vessel); bag limit 10 if under 30; sh over 30 not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Gray (Mangrove) 10 min. size in state waters; 12 min. in federal waters; bag limit 5; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Lane 8 min. size; bag limit 100 pounds in state waters; not included in aggregate limit; notes: 2,4,5,9,11 Snapper, Mutton 16 min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Red 16 min. size; bag limit 2; 2015 season to be determined; notes: 2,3,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Schoolmaster 10 min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snapper, Vermilion (beeliner) 10 min. size; bag limit 10; notes: 2,4,5,9,11 Snapper, Blackn, Dog, Queen, Mahogany, Silk & Yellowtail 12 min. size; limit 10 per harvester; notes: 2,4,5,9,13 Snook Slot 28 to 33; bag limit 1; season closed Dec. 1-Feb. 29 & May 1-Aug. 31; $10 snook permit required to harvest when license is required, including free resident shore shing license; state regulations apply in federal waters; notes: 2,5,6,7,8 Tarpon Bag limit 1 per harvester per year; $51.50 tarpon tag required to harvest or possess, which is legal only in pursuit of an IGFA record; for seasonal Boca Grande Pass rules, see http://; notes: 6,8 Triggersh, Gray 14 min. size in state waters; 12 min. size in federal waters); bag limit 2; season closed June 1-July 31 in state waters; closed until Jan. 1 in federal waters; notes: 1,4,5,11 Tripletail 15 min. size; bag limit 2; may be harvested by hook and line only; notes: 2,5,7,8 Wahoo Bag limit 2; notes: 1,5 Lionsh Invasive exotic; kill all specimens on sight. Fins have venomous spines. NO-HARVEST SPECIES In addition to other species listed, zero bag limit for Nassau grouper, sawsh and spotted eagle rays. Go to the website listed below for a full list of no-harvest species. Visit for full rules. NOTES1. Measured fork length. Fork length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the center of the tail. 2. Measured total length. Total length is the straight line distance from the most forward part of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed together while the sh is lying on its side. 3. Bag limit zero for captain and crew of for-hire vessels on a paid trip. 4. Reef sh gear rules apply. Anglers must use non-stainless steel circle hooks when using natural baits, and must possess a dehooking device. 5. Must remain in whole condition (head and tail intact) until landed ashore. Removal of gills and internal organs OK. 6. Harvest by spearshing prohibited. 7. Use of multiple or treble hooks in conjunction with natural bait prohibited. 8. Harvest by snatching prohibited. 9. Except for sand perch and dwarf sand perch, sh designated as reef sh are illegal to use as bait in federal waters or aboard a vessel with a federal reef sh permit. In state waters, legal-size reef sh may be used as bait but must remain in whole condition and must be counted against bag limit. 10. Included in aggregate grouper bag limit of 4 sh. 11. Included in 20-sh reef sh aggregate bag in federal waters (vermilion snapper, lane snapper, almaco jack, grey triggersh, all tileshes). 12. Closed Feb. 1-March 31 ONLY in federal waters outside 20-fathom break. 13: Included in aggregate snapper bag limit of 10 sh.FRESHWATER FISHLargemouth Bass* South of State Road 80; max. size 14, bag limit 5 (may possess one over 14) North of State Road 80; slot 14-22, bag limit 5 (may possess one over 22)*Sunsh (all species excluding crappie)* Aggregate limit 50Crappie* Limit 25 Buttery peacock bass Maximum size 17, limit 2 (may possess one sh over 17) Grass carp Must be released immediately Other exotic shes Please keep and eat or otherwise destroy; do not use as live bait. Unregulated species No bag or size limits on gar (except alligator gar; possession of this species is illegal), bown, pickerel and all catsh. Visit for full rules, including special management areas. 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Page 8 December 4, 2014 WaterLine photo by Josh OliveCharlotte Harbors ats are always shallow, but in winter they get even shallower. Winter brings very shallow water to the ats of Charlotte Harbor. Its the result of tides, wind patterns and the cooler water itself remember, cold water is denser, so it takes up less space. Those of you with deep-draft boats are going to be stuck shing the outsides of the bars, or leaving your boat on the bar and wade shing (which isnt a bad idea). Those of you with shallow-draft boats, light tackle and a sense of adventure can work those extremely shallow waters and be successful. Fishing the ats on a falling tide is always a gamble. Throwing in a strong northeast wind makes the stakes higher. How long should you stay? Can you get back out? But that gamble usually pays o with good shing. There are fewer places the sh can be when the water gets that low, so theyre concentrated in pockets of deeper water. On the ats, the dark bottom is grass and the light bottom is sand. Potholes are those light-colored areas that are just a shade or two darker then the other light areas. Some are the size of a kitchen sink; others are bigger than a house. They may be only a few inches deeper, but sometimes thats the dierence between a sh tting there or it just being an empty hole. All those potholes that you come across and hopefully mark or remember will pay o not just through winter but all year. Finding those holes is often just part of the strategy when shing extreme low tides. Chumming them ahead of time is great planning. Its extra incentive to get more sh to gather in the specic hole you plan to work. But remember, our water is clearing up quickly, so come in quiet and stay as far away from those holes as you can. If you can see the sh, they can see you, and they may not bite. Long casts are a requirement, so if youre using lightweight shrimp, you may want to use a jighead instead of a plain hook. Suspending twitchbaits like the MirrOlure 17MR are still my go-to search baits this time of year. Drift with the wind and tide, throw that 17MR in a fan pattern and wait for a hit. Once you get hit or catch a sh, start working the potholes in the imme diate vicinity. Topwater lures are also a great idea. Working a hole with a topwater prior to throwing bait is a strategy that I employ quite often. You can probably cast those topwater plugs farther than a shrimp, allowing you to stand safely o the hole and still reach the sh. If nothing hits the plug, dont give up that doesnt necessarily mean theres no sh there. Soaking a shrimp or a chunk of ladysh may make the sh react when a lure wont. Your trolling motor is great to use when the wind isnt quite perfect. But always bring a pushpole or anchor pin along. If your trolling motor is chopping grass, youre making a lot of noise that can spook the sh. Thats the time to get the pole out and start pushing. Its more work, but youll make a lot less noise and almost denitely have better results. Another item that I like to have for drifting is an empty 5-gallon bucket. These make great drift anchors to slow you down when the wind is just too strong. But in the end, your best tool is going to be your tide chart and your experience out on the water. Remember, the tide chart is a best guess. They are predictions and just like any other prediction, they can be wrong. Always remember how our wind aects our tides. A sustained 15-knot northeast wind can blow several inches of water out of the Harbor. Its also a good idea to le a oat plan with someone. You dont have to ll out paperwork; just let a buddy or your signi cant other know where youll be and when you should be back. Its not hard to judge the wind and the tides wrong and end up stuck behind the sandbar or worse, on top of it. Dont forget plenty of water and maybe an extra sandwich, just in case.Capt. Cayle Wills owns and operates Bad Fish Charters on Charlotte Harbor. You can book him through Fishin Franks or contact him directly at 941-916-4538 or Capt. You can also visit him online at or FaceBook. com/BadFishCharters. Gettin skinny ANGLING 201 CAPT. CAYLE WILLS 50476087 260 Maryland Ave. Englewood, FL 34224 Open 7 Days Bait & Tackle and Gas Dock 6 AM :30 PM Great staff and everything we need for boatingyou have to check it out! FULL SERVICE Marina DIRECT ACCESS to the Gulf HIGH & DRY STORAGE for Boats RESTAURANT & BAR with Tiki Hut CUSTOMER SERVICE is our #1 Priority! WE HAVE THE BEST TECHNICIANS in the area Shop / bait / fuel (941) 697-2206 Office / boat storage (941) 697-4300 Boat service (941) 698-4757 Neptune Boat Rentals (941) 786-8372 Best in F(otida with, ditect access t& the gulP'new ,4 O'JAW1 000nU p 0Sanw f.,atitude.1-STuMP--"BFERBAIT.[. .............U,piuuuuiR-PASS'. JjF


Page 9 December 4, 2014 RARE DOLPHIN CAUGHT IN JAPANJapanese shermen in Taiji, Wakayama, central Japan the site made infamous in The Cove, a 2010 documentary of dolphin roundups and slaughters held here have captured a rare albino dolphin. There are no plans to kill it; instead, it will be sold for up to $500,000 and kept in captivity. Campaigners are trying to stop the controversial annual hunt of the dolphins in the town, as well as the sale of the mammals to aquariums. It is horribly sad to see another albino dolphin taken by the killers here in Taiji, said Karen Hagen, a leader of campaign group Cove Guardians. These rare, beautiful, and unique animals will spend the rest of their days conned to small tanks, where they will live out their shortened lives performing tricks for food, she said. The controversial Taiji hunt takes place annually between September and March. Most dolphins are killed for their meat, while some are sold live to aquariums around the world. Over four days in mid-January, Taiji shermen selected 52 dolphins for sale into captivity, slaughtered 41 for meat, and then drove the surviving pod members back out to sea, according to Sea Shepherd. Local people defend the hunt which is a long-held tradition, saying it is no dierent from slaughtering any other animal for meat.WANNA HANG WITH GUY HARVEY?EAST MANATEE Fans of Dr. Guy Harvey can meet the artist and scientist at the East Manatee Bealls department store next month. Harvey is scheduled to make an appearance at the store and sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 7 at Bealls, 7365 52nd Place East. Bealls and Harvey will also donate $2 to Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota for every Guy Harvey item purchased in the East Manatee store from Saturday to Dec. 7. Bealls has partnered with Guy Harvey for more than 15 years and has the largest selection of Guy Harvey Tees in Florida. Bealls also carries a variety of Guy Harvey iPhone and iPad accessories. In early 2008, Harvey started the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a nonprot organization dedicated to funding leading scientists as they develop new strategies for sensible sheries management and educators, who will create novel instructional programs to stimulate future scientists and stewards of the marine environment.FIRST TIME ON FILMAnglersh are little-known creatures that live deep in the sea and get by in a world with little light. In order to survive, many of them have come up with unique ways of making a living. The black seadevil, a sh in the genus Melanocetus, for example, has a bizarre stalk-like structure coming out of the top of its head that produces light to lure would-be prey toward the beasts toothy mouth. These animals have rarely been seen in their natural habitat, so it was big news last week when the rst-ever video of a black seadevil in the wild was captured. Its not that seadevils are particularly rare they just live in areas where its tricky to get a video camera. The footage was taken at a depth of about 2,000 feet o the coast of California. Although they are fearsome-looking, this little female anglersh is less than 4 inches long. Males of this species are much smaller, and their main biological purpose is to mate with females before dying. OKEECHOBEE WATER HEADED SOUTH(AP) Three times as much Lake Okeechobee water owed south through drainage canals this year than a year ago, sparing the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers from another damaging deluge of lake dumping. South Florida beneted from well-timed rain and a renewed focus on pumping that water managers say helped them send more lake water south. That meant 70 billion gallons of lake water owing south during the wet season, enough to ll about 100,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, according to South Florida Water Management District pumping totals released this month. Moving more lake water south and ltering out the pollutants it picks up along the way is good for the health of the Everglades, boosts South Florida drinking-water supplies, and eases lake ood-control concerns. But even after this years water management success, just one big storm could push lake levels too high, triggering billions of gallons of lake water being drained into rivers that ush it out to sea. Lake Okeechobee water levels going into this winter-to-spring dry season are still higher than preferred, according to the Army Corps. That puts the lake level in a little higher position than the months that led up to the 2013 storm season, which led to the discharges to the east and west coasts.FISH FARMS GROWING FASTFish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, by as much as 4.14 percent per year through 2022, according to a new report from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The projection is notably faster than the 2.54 percent growth forecast made earlier this year in a joint report by FAO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Increased investment in the aquaculture sector should boost farmed-sh production, particularly in productivi ty-enhancing technologies including in the areas of water use, breeding, hatchery practices and feedstu innovation. Aquaculture is a young industry compared to livestock farming and has grown from virtually nothing in 1950 and to a record production of 73.3 million tons in 2012, up almost thirty-fold since 1970. In terms of direct human consumption, farmed sh in 2014 surpassed captured sh, which reached a plateau in the mid-1980s. Global per capita sh consumption more than doubled from 20.3 pounds in 1970 to 42.1 pounds in 2012. The report estimates sh prices could decrease by up to 20 percent in 2022 if aquaculture expands more quickly.HEY WHALES CANT WALKTwo whales walk into a bar. 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Page 10 December 4, 2014 Photo provided Many dogs enjoy time on the boat, but its up to us to make sure theyre safe. BOATING SAFETY MARK & LEIGH ANN LONGWe certainly love our pets here in South west Florida. They are everywhere in our community parks, stores, walking paths and all over the newspapers. Sadly, we hear all too often of pet owners leaving their fur kids locked in cars, and outcomes are often dire. Our dog JoJo goes with us often. She is a common sight at Home Depot and Lowes and goes thrift store shopping with me. JoJo also enjoys being on the boat with us. She has been a boat dog since she was a puppy and has adapted to it quite well. She loves it, and we enjoy having her with us. But there are safety considerations when boating with pets. We have never boated with a cat, so my recommendations for them are secondhand. There are many overlaps between dogs and cats, I have discovered. Both should be tted with a PFD (pet otation device) unless below deck in a cabin. Its best if you take your pet to the store for a tting. Buckle type, place ment of the support straps, thickness of the otation material and handle strength are important factors when making a purchase. Make sure the PFD doesnt rub your pet where it might chafe. You dont want the straps to make it dicult for your pet to move about or lay comfortably. The otation material and handle must be strong enough to handle the weight of your pet. If you have never boated with your pet, start out slowly with short trips on calm days. You can build to longer days over time. Some pets are prone to motion sickness. Many of the same remedies humans use to combat nausea are safe for pets, but check with your veter inarian before administering. Keep plenty of fresh water and provide a shaded area, to avoid heat issues. Nonslip rugs in areas your pet is most likely to travel when aboard will reduce the risk of sliding o of the boat. Cats generally get plenty of exercise by roaming above and below deck. Dogs, however, tend to be more sedate while aboard. Be sure to allow your dog plenty of activity before or after a day aboard. If your dog has never been in water, give him a chance to touch it so he can understand its properties. Calm water can look very much like a shiny oor. Training your dog to potty on board might be challenging, but there are several options. A piece of carpet that has been rubbed on the grass where the dog has urinated often works. Hosing the carpet down is an easy cleanup and will not destroy the scent. Others utilize a smaller vessel to paddle the dog to shore. This was our option when we boated on inland water, but honestly, I would not do that here due to the native reptiles. Some boaters simply stop at a marina or dock and walk the dog periodically. If you are planning on staying overnight at a marina, be aware that some dont allow pets. Its a good idea to have your pets updated vaccine records with you. Keep your pet on a leash and remain very diligent of its where abouts, whether on the water or at the dock. Many tragic accidents have occurred while boats are docked. Animals can slip o the boat into the water while you are busy with other tasks. Walkways at docks are also often wet and slippery. If you are planning an extended boating trip with your pet, an overboard drill and plan are very good ideas. Our pets make our lives richer in many ways. Taking the time and making the investments to secure their safety will help prevent the guilt and heartbreak associated with a pet accident aboard.Mark Long and his wife Leigh Ann are longtime boaters and active members in the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron. They can be contacted at PRSPSBoatSafe@gmail. com. To learn more about the Squadron, go to or PeaceRiverSailAndPowerSquadron. Best Best Best Best Best Best friend friend friend on board on board on board 50476104 Abels Marine 7341 Sawyer Circle Port Charlotte, FL 33981 941-698-4006 Abels Marine is your repower center Floridas Only Honda Always wear a personal flotation device while boating and read your owners manual. 2008 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Authorized Dealer Best of Englewood in Boat Repair Best of Englewood for Marine Supplies 2011 2012 2013 2014 50476101 PR O 0414, 1 Ir_ f= d y` t f. LIt inn 1? IE"'C. 'r i ILSq rf i'Ir} t !" r w 201Sr.Jv Y Y NNEWrsFfl-n; 0i 1 10;ItklAWMarine Trading PoSt FOUR LOCATIONS1156 N. Tamiami Trail 4694 N Tamiami Trail 15600 Son (orlos Blvd #170 2391 Davis Blvd.N. Ft. Myers, FL 33903 Port Charlotte, FL 33980 Ft. Myers, FL 33908 Naples, FL 34104(239) 997 -5777 (941) 766-1044 (239) 437-7475 (239) 793-5800Hours: M-F 8-6 Hours: M-F 8-5:30 Hours: M-F 8-5:30 Hours: M-F 8-5:30Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-3 Sat. 8-5 Sun. Closed Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-3 Sat. 8-5 Sun. 9-3TRUE H4DNDAYEAR nrar-2i n0WARRANTY P R 0 V E N A


Page 11 December 4, 2014 WaterLine photo by Abbie BanksA male hooded merganser has coloring unlike any other bird.When youre into watching birds, it makes sense to go where the birds are. So last week, several Venice Area Birding Association members met at the lakes right before the entrance of Punta Gordas Ponce de Leon Park. Quite a few mottled ducks were gliding on the calm water, and two very noisy red-bellied woodpeckers were squabbling on top of a telephone pole. A lone double-crested cormo rant sat atop a pole, basking in the morning sunshine. In the distance I could see the unusual prole of a male hooded merganser, which led to a walk to the far end of this lake. These happen to be one of my favorite duck species. The male has a stark black-andwhite white fanlike crest which he can raise or lower. The female also has a crest, but hers is a plain rusty color. While we were there, we noticed several killdeer feeding on the far side of the lake. We headed into the park and down to the waters edge to see if anything interesting was feeding along the beach. Andy White, our VABA leader for this trip, located a lone spotted sandpiper on the shore. Many brown pelicans ew across the horizon and several more were oating nearby. In the distance, I saw a great egret nestled in a tree across the canal. After we said our hellos to the statue of the parks namesake Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who discovered La Florida we headed to the short boardwalk. Just as we started out, sharp-eyed Andy noticed two black racer snakes. One was shed ding its skin, so of course we all had to stop and watch the poor snake as he undressed in front of us. We did the short, casual walk along the boardwalk and sighted a yellow-crowned night heron, who thought he was quite camouaged in a tangle of bramble. We crossed the parking lot to Peace River Wildlife Center, which is located in the park. On the way we noticed a gray gnatcatcher and several palm warblers in the trees. I always enjoy trips to the PRWC. It constantly changes. The facility is dedicated to the rehabilitation of native wildlife. We get to observe many dierent bird species, close-up and personal. This time I was fascinated by a Coopers hawk with his tail fanned out. Luna, their famous leucistic owl, was not in his cage. Instead, he was in the oce, which enabled us to take a few photos sans the metal cage mesh. Leucistic animals lack pigment except in their eyes, so they are pure white with dark eyes. Leucistic animals are not albinos, which can be identied by their pink eyes. Another yellow-crowned night heron ew in, as did a great egret and several snowy egrets. These wild birds come visit at feeding time because the sta usually shares a sh or two as they feed the birds in the refuge. We stopped to look at the injured shorebirds and birds of prey. We really enjoyed the chance to see these birds close up usually were in the eld spotting them on the wing. We all decided to go have lunch, and o we went to Harpoon Harrys to watch for gulls and grab a bite. After lunch, several of us went to a local site that hosts burrowing owls. They are so amazing to see we might become regular visitors. If you do go to a burrowing owl site, please do not infringe on the owls area. Keep a respectful distance and use your binoculars to watch them. The owls easily can become upset and abandon the area. It was another great day of Southwest Florida birdwatching. Wed love it if you could join us next time.Abbie Banks is a member of the Venice Area Birding Association, a group of folks who want to enjoy the environment and nature without the cumbersome politics of an organized group. For more info on VABA or to be notied of upcoming birding trips, html or email her at The birds of Ponce Park BIRDING ABBIE BANKS Don, Fix My Trailer! SALES * PARTS * SERVICE 941-698-9902 Knowledgeable Sales Staff Factory Authorized Warranty & Service Center Traders Welcome WEST COAST TRAILER 7141 Gasparilla Rd., Port Charlotte, FL BOAT CARGO MOTORCYCLE UTILITY EQUIPMENT KAYAK 50476097 COLORS& L EX 28 &!DECKI NSG Linearc 82 Foot LENGTHS ONLYSELECToo 0 3pEl1/!3055 S. McCall Rd.ENGf V WOODt/c i.10871 l ells I. 10Itv-t :clhycf, gape Lfcral--26'7-685 239 573=68570 Q000 !p; OPEN TO PU U;VERY AUK'76678ol


Page 12 December 4, 2014 Photo providedThe o season is the ideal time for tournament anglers to try new things and learn new skills.Now that our season-ending Classic tourna ment is over, I get a chance to relax. I like to take this time of year because I can go out and sh lakes I dont normally get to enjoy. I also get to try some baits as well. All that adds up to relaxation in my book. Dont get me wrong I love tournament shing. It gives me the chance to compete at something without physically killing myself. The hunt to nd bass is extremely exciting for me, and something I consider as one of the most challenging things to do in any individual sport. It doesnt require great strength, endurance or hand-eye coordination. But it does take willing ness and drive to be able to dissect something under the surface of the water that you cant see, and then nd a way to catch that little green sh. That is pure motivation for me. But this is my downtime from competing, and I love it. I still get out on the boat and sh, but now I am more likely to go to places that I dont get to frequent as often as I would like. Its calming to not have to worry about hauling in a boatful of bass for tournament day. I like to kick back every so often and do a little shing with shiners. I dont do a lot of this type of shing, but when you get a beautiful winter day and want to go for big bass, soaking shiners can be exciting especially if you take someone new to shing out with you. I remember taking a friend out about three years ago. He had never been shing for bass before. I laugh to this day because he didnt even know how to hold the rod. He held bait casting reels pointing down and spinning reels pointing up everything backwards. We got that straightened out after a quick tutorial, though. Before the day was out, wed used up our two dozen shiners and managed to boat six or seven quality bass. I had a good time catching sh, but the excitement he showed every time his bobber went under was the highlight of the day. This time of year, I like to experiment with new baits. Im reluctant to try anything new during tournament season. Its a condence thing. During the o season, I can get familiar with new baits and see if theyre worthy of condence for upcoming seasons. I generally pick up a half-dozen new things to try before February rolls around. I like to mess with dierent shapes of soft plastics more than anything. New colors, not so much Im pretty much a junebug and blueberry person. Even though I look for those color patterns, Ill venture o to something close if I see a new shape of a bait that I like. I never stray too far, though. That would go against my nature a tad too much. More than anything, its about heading out at 9 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. Its about stopping at a restaurant on the lake, if one exists. Its about just enjoying catching some bass and being on the water. That is the relaxation I get from shing this time of year. Everyone needs down time. Whether it is time away from work, getting away from the hectic time of the holidays or just wanting to spend time with a friend, shing provides that for me this time of year. I hope for those of you who tournament sh, you get your time away and enjoy some relaxing days on the water, catching sh of any species at your leisure. If you are a weekend angler, you have the rest of us beat. My guess is you probably enjoy every day on the water and look forward to each chance you get to head out there and soak a line. My time for that is now and I plan on taking advantage of it, but Ive got the competition in my blood. Next tournament season, Ill be back at it.Greg Bartz is a tournament bass sherman based in Lakeland. Greg shes lakes throughout Floridas Heartland with his wife and tourna ment partner, Missy Snapp. Contact him at Time to relax TOURNAMENT BASSIN GREG BARTZ Page 13 December 4, 2014 Take everything youve ever learned about hooking sheepshead and throw it out the window. OK, you might not want to get that extreme. But still, what Im about tell you probably goes against much of what you know to be gospel in the land of the convict sh. The most widely accepted methods of catching sheeps head, both from a boat and on the pier, involve either small J-hooks or jigheads. The reason behind this is that sheepies are notoriously light nibblers with small mouths, known to thieve baits from the Keys to the Carolinas. But what if I told you to toss convention and head in a dierent direction? Im talking about the use of circle hooks for sheepshead. At rst it sounds a bit absurd. Why would circle hooks work on a sh with a small mouth full of almost human-looking teeth a sh that seems to steal your bait before you can even set the hook? Its all about pressure and where the hook sets in the shs mouth. One problem with using a small J-hook for sheepshead is that when you set the hook, it often makes contact with the teeth instead of grabbing the eshy part of the shs mouth and is unable to penetrate. This is why you frequently see a rig ying through the air after an unsuccessful attempt at hooking a sheepshead. The angler has felt the bite and the ensuing pressure of the sh, and, sure he will get a good hookup, puts a lot of oomph into the hookset before missing miserably. With a circle hook, on the other hand, you can almost let the sh hook itself. I know what youre thinking: Fish dont hook themselves, or it really wouldnt be shing. But in the case of the sheepshead, they really do help if youll let them. Its because of how they bite. After the initial contact the fish makes with the bait thats when you feel a slight tap, almost like a tiny snapper is nibbling sheepshead tend to move off in one direction or another as they are eating. This creates tension on the line that you can feel. Use that pressure to your advantage as you very gradually increase it by lifting the rodtip and slowly turning the reel. Next thing you know, youve got a fish on. You can also slowly pull the line with your reeling hand to help you get a hookset without even cranking. If youve shed circle hooks before, you already know what it feels like to create tension and get a subsequent hookup. But remember, they have small mouths, so your shark hooks arent going to work. A No. 6 Owner Mutu Light circle hook is ideal for shing sheepshead. Another advantage of the circle hook is its natural tendency to lodge in the corner of a shs mouth. This is the ideal place for a hookset on sheepshead as it steers clear of the rows of impenetrable teeth. This method of using circle hooks lends itself well to shing from a pier and letting the current carry your bait underneath it, as you can use simple pressure to set the hook instead of awkwardly trying to jerk the rod at an extreme angle. The technique is also eective from a boat if you are anchored upcurrent from structure and letting your bait drift toward it. This is an advanced technique for sheeps head. Previous knowledge of how they bite and experience using circle hooks for other sh will greatly help you. But once youre comfort able with the technique, you should see your hookup ratio increase, and the number of sh you lose to the hook popping out as you reel them in should go way down. It is also less likely, though not impossible, to gut-hook a sheepshead using a circle hook. The downside of the circle hook involves bait. It is almost impossible to use a whole barnacle on a circle hook, and threading on ddler crabs or other small crabs isnt as easy as with a J-hook. With a little eort, you can still do it eectively enough to catch sh. Shrimp chunks are much easier, though not really my preferred sheepie bait. Until next time, hook em up and ght em hard. Fish on, fellow anglers.Matt Stevens is an avid saltwater angler and an award-winning outdoor writer. His writing is dedicated to all types of shore-bound angling in Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding waters. Email him at WaterLine photo by Matt StevensIf you havent tried using circle hooks for sheepshead, you might be missing out on a chance to increase your hookup ratio. A sheepshead game-changer THE MAN ON THE PIER MATT STEVENS You can use your FSA or HSA money for any prescription eyewear and we can get any frame/lens combo your heart desires 50477608 Our office uses the iterminal measuring system to ensure the most accurate fit of your Costa Prescription Sunwear Get your fisherman what they REALLY want for the Holidays. 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Page 14 December 4, 2014 Photo provided Massive cubera snapper are frequently targeted by anglers in Costa Rica. I love Southwest Florida. Its my home, and I have my life here. But I dont pretend its the happiest place on Earth. This planet has a great many amazing places, and my wife and I just got back from spending 10 days in one of them. Costa Rica is not really that far away just a 3-hour plane ride from Fort Lauderdale. But its a world apart from Florida, in mostly good ways. Its a famous sportshing destination (and deserves to be), but theres so much more to it than that. Its the kind of place where anyone who loves nature and wild things can nd amaze ment everywhere. Most of the anglers and boaters I know also have an interest in other aspects of the outdoors: Animals, birds, bugs, beaches, that sort of stu. Costa Rica has that in spades, and a beautiful backdrop of moun tains, rainforests and beaches. Did I mention there are no cold fronts? Let me tell you about the shing rst. Although I shed very little on this trip, Ive caught a few on previous visits. Some of the target species are familiar: Snook, tarpon, various snappers and grouper, sailsh. Others are more exotic, including roostersh, corvina, black marlin and all sorts of tropical reef sh. And, of course, a variety of freshwater sh youll only see here in aquariums (or urban Miami canals). Just like here in Florida, there are dierent sh available at dierent times. Reef sh, snook, tarpon, roostersh and many other species stick around all year, but billsh and tuna are migratory. Even if you time it wrong, youll still have an impressive variety of sh to play with. And theyre often much larger than what you expect to catch here. Snook average 10 to 20 pounds, and Pacic sailsh are rarely less than 100. Of course, you need some local knowledge of the waters. Guides arent too hard to nd, either through the lodges or down on the marina docks. Or just ask it seems like everyone has a cousin or a friend of a friend who can take you to do whatever you want. A lot of the oshore shing is done from 25-foot pangas instead of 40-foot sportshermen, but when in Rome You can dine on fresh sh for your whole vacation. Bringing sh home can be tricky, though. The roads are a bit primitive, and refrigeration facilities are few. And Costa Ricans are very protective of their high-value gamesh, going above and beyond to revive billsh and big roostersh. Plan to make a berglass mount made back home (it lasts longer anyway). Now, I know that there are lots of shing ladies out there. But for the most part, its the guys who want to go to Central America to sh. The wives are usually looking for a dierent experience. Fortunately for the fellas, there are lots of activities non-sherwomen can enjoy. Costa Rica has built a huge part of their economy around eco-tourism, and theyve kept huge areas of wilderness wild for people like you and me to experience. Unlike some parts of the world, Americans are welcomed here. My Spanish no es muy bueno, but I was able to get by just ne because the locals are very helpful and speak enough English to under stand us gringos. Exploring the jungle is huge fun the wildlife, the plants, the sounds. Its pure sensory overload. You can be as hardcore as you want, trekking deep into the rainforest survivalist style. Or you can tour by vehicle with an English-speaking guide. Most hotels can set you up with whatever tickles your fancy. You need to be realistic if you need a walker, the jungle may not be for you. But if youre in reasonable health, there are all sorts of adventures open to you. In all the cities and bigger towns, there are many shopping opportunities. These can be touristy or not. In many places, youll spot people peddling goods on the side of the road fruit, handmade bags, jewelry, the occasional snook (yup). Most Costa Ricans are honest, hard-working people, but there is a fair amount of petty crime. Dont tempt quick hands by leaving unguarded cash or luggage in sight. Overall, Costa Rica is a fantastic vacation spot for Americans. They like us, they drive on the right side of the road, and its a quick trip. Im not a true world traveler, but Ive been around a bit and I havent found a friendlier, more genuine place. We Floridians, who also rely heavily on tourism, could learn a lesson in hospitality from our Central American friends.Robert Lugiewicz is the manager of Fishin Franks Bait & Tackle, located at 4425-D Tamiami Trail in Charlotte Harbor. 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Page 15 December 4, 2014 CHEC OUTINGS The following free guided outings will be conducted by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Walks are held from 9 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. You should wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water for all outings. Call 941-475-0769 for info or directions. WALK AT BILL COY/BUCK CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (5350 Placida WALK AT BILL COY/BUCK CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (5350 Placida WALK AT BILL COY/BUCK CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK Road, Englewood): Dec. 7 & 28. This 80-acre Charlotte County preserve is comprised of scrubby and mesic atwoods that transition into coastal hammock and mangrove swamp along Buck Creek. Meet at the parking lot. BIRDING WALK AT AMBERJACK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (6450 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Rotonda): 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 9. Hike through this 225-acre Charlotte County park in search of some of the many bird species found within. Many wading birds may be seen along the shores of Lemon Lake and the endangered scrub jays call the rosemary scrub home. SEAGRASS ADVENTURE WADING TRIP AT CEDAR POINT ENVIRON MENTAL PARK (2300 Placida Road, Englewood): 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10, 26, 30 & 31. Get wild and wet in Lemon Bay, searching for marine organ isms such as seahorses, crabs and juvenile sh. Registration is required and space is limited. Sponsored by The Mosaic Company Foundation. WALK AT ANN DEVER/ OYSTER CREEK PARK (6791 San Casa Drive, Engle WALK AT ANN DEVER/ OYSTER CREEK PARK (6791 San Casa Drive, Engle WALK AT ANN DEVER/ OYSTER CREEK PARK wood): Dec. 11 & 21. Bobcats, pileated woodpeckers, gopher tortoises and various wildowers may be seen in the pine atwoods and salt marshes along the trail at this 263-acre Charlotte County park. Meet at San Casa entrance. WALK AT TIPPECANOE ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (2400 El Jobean Road, WALK AT TIPPECANOE ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (2400 El Jobean Road, WALK AT TIPPECANOE ENVIRONMENTAL PARK Port Charlotte): Dec. 15. Habitats such as scrub, pine atwoods, marsh and wetlands occur in this diverse 380-acre Charlotte County park. Meet behind the Charlotte County Sports Park. WALK AT AMBERJACK ENVIRONMENTAL PARK (6450 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Rotonda West): Dec. 17. The unique scrub, pine atwoods and marshes of this 217-acre Charlotte County park are home to Florida scrub jays, roseate spoonbills, bald eagles and beautiful seasonal wildowers. WALK AT TIPPECANOE II MITIGATION PARK (16259 Joppa Ave., Port Charlotte): Dec. 23. The scrub habitat of this 380-acre Charlotte County park is home to the threatened Florida scrub jay as well as gopher tortoises, indigo snakes and scrub wildowers. BIRDING WALK AT TIPPECANOE II MITIGATION PARK (16259 Joppa Ave., Port Charlotte): Dec. 30. The scrub habitat of this 380-acre Char lotte County park is home to the threatened Florida scrub jay as well as red-headed woodpeckers, a species not often observed in this area. highlight this day, geared toward encouraging participants to recreate responsibly while enjoying the parks unique habitats and wide variety of wildlife. See the park through guided kayak tours, walking nature tours, bike tours (bikes and helmets provided), geocaching and shing clinics. Free with park admission ($8 per vehicle of 2 to 8 people, $4 for single-occupant vehicles, $2 for pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers). Call 239-463-4588 for more info.MOONLIGHT MADNESSRediscover your wild side and enjoy an evening of full-moon fun from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers). The planetarium will be open with shows, there will be viewing the moon with telescopes and help from the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, African drumming with Ndakhte and guided night hikes out on the trails. There is something for everyone in the family. Regular admission prices apply. Call 239-275-3435 for more info.BIRD ROOKERY SWAMP WALKSJoin the volunteer sta at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp Trails (1295 Shady Hollow Blvd. W., Naples) for a free entertaining and informative 2.5-hour guided walk. Learn the history, see wildlife and enjoy the views. Walks are scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5. Call 239-657-2253 for more info.HOME SCHOOL NATURE PROGRAMBring your home-schooled kids to Rotary Park Environmental Center (5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral), where they can learn all about nature and the environment. Make a related craft in some programs. Please wear shoes and clothes appropriate for hiking and outdoor exploration. 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Page 16 December 4, 2014 Page 16 December 4, 2014 CHARLOTTE HARBOR SIERRA CLUB OUTINGS All outings are free of charge and the public is welcome to attend. Voluntary donations to the Charlotte Sierra Club are always gratefully accepted. Trips are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. unless always gratefully accepted. Trips are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Call the listed number with any questions. KAYAK AND NATURE WALK: Want a little something more than just paddling a kayak? How about paddling over to a barrier island and enjoying a nature walk with an expert? We will launch at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 from the new Buck Creek launch site on Placida Road and go over to the south side of Stump Pass, about 4 miles round-trip. Our guide will be the popular biologist Dr. Bill Dunson. We will investigate an island lagoon and learn about barrier island plants and animals. Bring water, lunch and a shady hat. Call 941-423-2713. KAYAK PRAIRIE CREEK: Paddle through streamside and cypress wetlands Dec. 9, led by Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy. Participants must provide their own watercraft and be able to swim. Call 941-637-8284. KAYAK MYRTLE CREEK: Paddle with us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 as we go upstream into an ever-narrowing freshwater jungle. We will return backstream, out into a grassy maze of brackish water channels where Myrtle Creek meets with lower Shell Creek. Our guide will be Master Naturalist Jim Story. We will visit the only waterfall in this area, the Punta Gorda Dam, which contains the citys water supply. Participants must provide their own watercraft and be able to swim. Call 941-505-8904. PADDLE LETTUCE LAKE: Explore the wooded maze of channels from the lake out into the Peace River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Our guide, Rick Fried, is an experienced master 3 p.m. Dec. 17. Our guide, Rick Fried, is an experienced master naturalist and knows this tricky area well. Once we reach the Peace River, we will stop and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Nav-A-Gator Restaurant. Participants must provide their own watercraft, bring money for lunch and know how to swim. Call 941-637-8805. HIKE MYAKKA STATE PARK: Join the fun from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 18 as we walk a 3-mile loop in Myakka State Park with popular biologist Dr. Bill Dunson. Our walk will take us through a wet and dry riparian creek corridor. Dr. Dunson will point out plants and animals as we walk. Bring drinking water and a shady hat. Call 941-423-2713. FOOTPRINTS TRAIL AT BABCOCK RANCH: This is one of our most popular hikes. Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and Jim Knoy will identify and describe the plants and animals as we walk along on Dec. 19. Footprints Trail is a protected area of pine atwoods, prairie and cypress swamp habitats. Call 941-637-8284. KAYAK SHELL CREEK: Paddle the longer route of Shell Creek, up to the shallows and the Cypress Knee Garden, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29. Our guide will be Master Naturalist Rick Fried. Participants must provide their own watercraft and be able to swim. Call 941-637-8805. BULLETIN BOARDFROM PAGE 15(STA-5), located 27 miles south of Clewiston in eastern Hendry County. Trips are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 & 27. No charge, though donations are gratefully accepted. Limited to 60 participants per trip; call 863-674-0695 to reserve.PEACE RIVER NAVIGATIONCapt. Dennis Kirk, a licensed professional boat captain, will discuss navigating the Peace River at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the NavA-Gator Grill (9700 SW Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy). The meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Bring a nautical chart of the river. Reservations are requested; call 941-627-3474.WINTER MAGIC AT THE YACHT CLUBChristmas cheer will light up the Cape Coral Yacht Club (5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral) from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 when Santa arrives by boat to visit the children and hear all their Christmas wishes. Make an ornament to hang on the tree and play some reindeer games. Shop from local arts and crafts vendors and nd that one-of-a-kind item for that hard-to-buyfor friend or family member. Dont forget to bring a camera for the photo with Santa Claus! Free admission. For more information, call 239-574-0806. APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB MEETSThe Appalachian Trail Club of Floridas monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Sarasota Garden Club (1131 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota). The meeting will begin with a potluck supper followed by a program on hiking. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 941-955-7613 or 941-921-1467.CAPE CORAL SAILING CLUB MEETSSail and power boaters are invited to join the Cape Coral Sailing Club at their meetings. Get to know them and their events, from cruises in the waters of Southwest Florida to luncheons at boat-friendly restaurants in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. Meetings will be held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club (5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 508-667-7677 for more info.MOMS & TOTS IN NATUREBring the wee ones (ages 3 to 5) to Cedar Point Environmental Park (2300 Placida Road, Englewood) for a play day in nature Dec. 29. This free one-hour program allows moms, dads, grand parents and other caregivers a chance to experience the natural world of Florida with guided walks, puppets, crafts, stories, songs and more. Registration required; call 941-475-0769. Sponsored by the Mosaic Company Foundation.FESTIVAL IN THE WOODSEnjoy a day in the woods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Picayune Strand State Forest, Sabal Palm Trailhead (477 Sabal Palm Road, Naples). Learn about the unique ecology, wildlife and management of this area. This annual festival, hosted by the Florida Forest Service, oers guided hikes, wildlife and environmental presentations by local biologists and ecologists, guided bicycle tours, childrens activities, environmental exhibi tors and vendors, and local honey and native plant giveaways. Free admission, parking and lunch. Call 239-690-3500, ext. 104 for more info. LEMON BAY CONSERVANCY NATURE OUTINGS The Lemon Bay Conservancy will host the following events at the 80-acre Wildower Preserve (3120 Gasparilla Pines Blvd., Englewood), a former golf course that has been reclaimed. Englewood), a former golf course that has been reclaimed. POLE WALK AROUND WILDFLOWER PRESERVE: Join volunteer Lucia Schatteleyn at 8 a.m. each Friday for a weekly exercise walk on the trails. Pole walking uses upper as well as lower muscles and is a total body workout. Using poles also helps reduce the chance of getting o balance. Fitness walkers without poles may also join these sessions. Call 941-830-8334 for more info. PLANTS AND ANIMALS: A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP: Animals need plants. Plants need animals. But, these are complex relationships, at times mutually benecial while at other times detrimental to one or the other. Join local wildlife expert Dave Clayton at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 to explore examples in the relationships of some of the ora and fauna. ECOLOGY OF WILDFLOWER PRESERVE: Wildower Preserve is a wondrous 80 acres of wetlands and uplands. This walk will explore its general ecology and its remarkable qualities. ECOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WILDFLOWER AND AMBERJACK: Join expert naturalists Bob Cooper and Dave Clayton at 9 a.m. Jan 10 on a 2.5-mile round trip and Dave Clayton at 9 a.m. Jan 10 on a 2.5-mile round trip hike from Wildower Preserve south of the border to the adjacent, county-owned Amberjack Environmental Park. The dierences in habitat types between these adjacent preserve areas are astounding, as are the ecological ties that bind them together. The amazing bird life in Lemon Lake cannot exist without the tidal ow up Lemon Creek and through Wildower, yet the lake dries up completely in some months. Bring binoculars and wear good walking shoes. This is one of our longer hikes and usually takes approximately 3 hours. Co-sponsored by LBC and the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC). OPEN HOUSE: Mark your calendars to join us from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 in celebrating the rst ve years of LBCs development of Wildower Preserve. 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Page 18 December 4, 2014 Page 18 December 4, 2014 Photo providedTrain like its life or death because someday it may be.Hey, shooters! As we left o last time, we were talking about the extremely unpleasant possibility of getting shot or otherwise wounded and having to ght your way out of the situation. I want to remind you again to not practice any of the maneuvers in this column with live ammunition. It takes an extreme amount of practice and training before the average shooter is anywhere near ready to attempt this with a loaded gun. Remember the old adage about winning at any cost and absolutely never quitting? Well, lets just say your luck is running really bad on this particular day and you stop a round with your weak-side wrist or hand. If youre in a two-handed shooting stance, maybe it just catches your left hand and, if you still have a little luck left, nicks the side of your pistol and deects enough so you dont take it in the chest. If you take it there, the rest of this probably wont do you much good. You now have an empty gun and one functional hand, and you have to change magazines to get back in the ght. If cover is available, use it immediately. Dont forget the denition of cover versus concealment. Concealment hides you from view; cover stops bullets. If no cover is avail able, drop the magazine with your good thumb and immediately drop down on your knees with both legs together, presenting as small a target as possible. Hopefully, youre holding a good quality modern handgun (like a Glock, Sig or a Smith & Wesson) that ejects the magazine easily. If you have one of the guns that you have to pull the magazine from, youre going to have to improvise by catching the lip of the magazine on something to yank it out of the mag well. Back before all these high-tech polymer guns I was running a training exercise carrying a Browning Hi-Power. Back in those days, that was a great combat pistol (still is today, for that matter) but the magazines dont pop out. I was getting out of the car under re, so I caught the lip of the magazine on the edge of the car door, which snatched it out nicely. Sometimes you have to improvise. Now back to our scenario. Youre wounded, have no use of Defending yourself while wounded AT THE RANGE BILLY CARL 50476066 Surveys, Haul-outs for Boats up to 65 ft. with free Overnight Stay. Fiberglass & Gelcoat Repair Engine Maintenance and Repair by Experienced Technicians Professional Bottom Painting and Detailing Convenient Location with Deepwater Access Underwater Gear Reconditioned Marina Service Center Gasparilla Marina Service Center Located at Gasparilla Marina 15001 Gasparilla Road Placida, FL 33946 941-698-1750 As! ARI"LLHr}1 rCall 941-429-311Uto list your boat today='A' JI!ri,troeww-----------------------------_i -AV aiviu41 S,.,Nfmtt T`_


Page 19 December 4, 2014 Page 19 December 4, 2014 your weak-side arm and are kneeling with both knees together facing your adversary. You also need to reload, and I mean right now. In your tight kneeling position, roll your pistol over and grip it between your knees, with the mag well pointing up. Now take your good hand, reach across your body and grab your extra magazine from your pouch or pocket. (You always carry a spare, right?) Now if youve paid attention to me before, your little nger is telling you front from rear on the magazine without looking at it. Never take your eyes o the threat. Slap the magazine in, taking care not to allow the barrel to contact the ground and get plugged up with dirt, and grab the gun from between your knees with your good hand. Now youve got a loaded gun in your good hand, but you still dont have a round in the chamber. If the slide is locked back, simply release the slide lock with your good thumb and youre ready for battle. If your slide lock is a little hard to nd or does not protrude far from the gun frame, it may prove a little di cult, This is why all my Glocks have extended slide locks. Its a simple little modication, but you cant believe the time it saves and how much easier it is to reload in the dark. If your slide happens to be forward, youve got to nd some way to rack the slide and get a round in the chamber. Remember, one hand. Simply take the gun in your good hand and hook the rear sight on your belt, boot, edge of your pocket, or anything else you can nd and push the gun forward hard. In this way you can rack the slide and chamber a cartridge very quickly. Obviously, when performing this drill, make doubly sure that your nger is on the side of the frame and nowhere near the trigger. You can also use the same procedure to cure most of the malfunctions that occur with a semiautomatic pistol. The old smack-and-rack drill will almost always cure a misre, a failure to extract, or stovepipe (failure to eject). Just take the pistol and smack the magazine against your thigh to make sure that the mag is seated, then rack the slide the way I have just described to you. In most every case, it will cure the problem. Every now and then, a stovepipe situation can give you a little more trouble but generally, if you can just get that slide rack back against whatever you get a hold of, the stovepipe will be ripped from the ejection port. Without a doubt, the worst malfunction to deal with is a double feed. This happens when theres a cartridge in the chamber and the action has started forward and is trying to jam another one in behind. This situation is bad juju even if youre not hurt because it takes longer to x than just a simple smackand-rack. You can cure it the same way as I described the previous mag change between your knees, but the dierence is youve got to lock the action back in order to get the magazine out. So the rst thing you do with a double feed is lock that thing back and remove the magazine (you may want to hold onto this magazine if it still has cartridges in it, so stick it in your belt or something). Then rack the slide several times on your belt or whatever you have found works best. Now the magazine goes back in, rack the slide once more and youre good to go. Performing these maneuvers isnt easy with both hands, so with one hand it can be a real challenge. Start out very slow and master each step, thinking your way through it. You will feel extremely clumsy and make mistakes. This is normal (and its why youre not going to use live ammo). Learn from them. Above all, realize the importance of these things in saving your life if you should ever have to face them in an attack scenario. This is what tactical pistol and handgun manipulation is all about. No cheating keep whatever hand youre not supposed to be using in your back pocket. The more you practice it, the better youll get and the more uid and smooth your motions will become. This nishes a two-column series about this area of combat pistol craft. If you didnt think it was much fun to read, it wasnt much fun to write, either. But let me tell you, this is what makes the dierence in a close-quarters battle when Murphys Law comes into play and you are faced with a very nasty do-or-die situation. Its true what they say: A couple of years after a gunght, no one will remember anything about the guns used, the caliber of the ammu nition or all the other things involved. They will only remember who survived. Safe shooting.Billy Carl is an NRA-certied rearms instructor and is available for individual instruction in rearms safety and concealed carry classes. 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Page 20 December 4, 2014 Page 20 December 4, 2014 Sometimes you eat the bear; sometimes the bear eats you. No, we are not going to trade recipes for bear meat which, by the way does not have a sanitized name, like saying you are eating venison instead of deer (or, more to the point, Bambis mom). I looked it up. I also had to Google whether or not actual people actually eat bears. The rst site listed in the armative column is Alaska. No surprise there. Ill bet Sarah Palin has some good recipes for bear meat. And Mexican sea bass, from the last time she crossed the ocean to get there. I Googled that one, too. Turns out its not true that she said we should send all the immi grants back across the ocean to Mexico, but its still funny. So what brought up this ursine discussion? There are days at Peace River Wildlife Center when we feel like our eorts are in vain. We rescue, stabilize, feed, medicate, nurture, support, rehabilitate in short, we do every thing we can, yet still some of our patients dont survive. Some of them dont get to us in time. Some of them are just too severely injured and die soon after admission, or we can only help ease their suering by euthanizing them a good death. Occasionally we will keep a patient with a poor prognosis alive against our better judgments if they do not seem to be in any immediate discomfort. Every now and then, one of these long shots pulls through. That really makes our day. Recently one of our home care volunteer teams alerted us to the fact that one of their baby squirrels this season was not developing normally. This couple, Hugh and Martha, have been raising squirrels for PRWC for more than 10 years and know what to expect at certain milestones in an infant squirrels growth. This baby should have been starting to walk and eat on his own, but he wasnt. He nursed OK from the nipple on a syringe, but was more spastic than he should have been at his age, and getting worse instead of better each day. It was obvious at that point that Squig gys brain function was not normal. He may have been injured when he fell from his tree, or he may have been kicked out of his nest because of a congenital problem. Whatever the cause, the abnormality appears to be in his cerebellum the structure at the base of the brain that is responsible for motor control and coordination. But hes learning how to deal with the intention tremors (jerky motions that occur when he tries to focus on something, like eating). With a little help, he has already mastered eating out of a dish and drinking from a water bottle. He would never be able to care for himself in the wild and will never be released, so he is in training to be an education ambassador for PRWC. Hes just a squirrel, and many people may not understand why we would go to such extreme measures to make him comfortable and extend his life. Want can I say? Sometimes you just dont feel like eating bear, so you dress him up in a tutu and teach him how to ride a unicycle. Actually, thats not really an appro priate analogy. We will not be dressing Squiggy in ballet attire or asking him to do anything that is not natural for his species. He will strictly be an example of our Southwest Florida native fauna, and maybe a model for what a dierence an extra dose of love and patience can make. Truthfully, cant we all use more of that in our lives?Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprot organization, dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte Countys native wildlife since 1978. They are open seven days a week year-round, including holidays. Tours are oered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PRWC receives no government funding and relies entirely on private donations. For more info, or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation (including aluminum cans), visit PeaceRiverWildlifeCenter. com, email or call 941-637-3830. Betting on a long shot PEACE RIVER WILDLIFE CENTER ROBIN JENKINS, DVM PRWC photoSquiggy, the newest PRWC animal ambassador, suered brain damage at some point. With a lot of extra care, he survived. Call 941-429-311[to list your boat today! -graft0!AMA.a., i r Vii?, l+'! h yi i yam.:MMi'M0every Thursday,Only 1n the AJ-`


Page 21 December 4, 2014 Page 21 December 4, 2014 I enjoyed the opportunity to go to the north country and explore life on the farm in the woods of northwestern Illinois. Its beautiful and totally dierent up there; unfortunately, its also below zero (with the wind-chill factor) too often. Thats just too cold! Now I see why everyone that can comes south to visit us. We even had some snow. Maya and I were confused by this cold white stu. This year winter hit up here early and hard. Highs were below freezing most of the time. My plan was to be home for Thanksgiving, and I made it. The trip was much dierent than I had intended. Because of the extreme cold, I spent more time reecting and observing than hunting. My Chevy truck is much warmer to watch from when its below zero. Its clear that, just like our sh, these deer can anticipate weather. Deer are warm-blooded but didnt seem to like this extreme cold much more than I did. They stayed bedded down and safe from me. I nally accept that I cant do all Id like to. Its OK to laugh at that if youve known me awhile. I can usually predict animal move ments but the big ones always stay too far away. Thats how they get big. The woods are very quiet on cold, windless mornings. Its amazing just how much noise a squirrel can make on dry leaves. Even a tiny chipmunk sounds like a deer when moving. Then a deer appears out of nowhere, almost totally silent. How does such a large animal move with such stealth? These are the tricks we need to master to sneak up on sh. Of course, we also have to deal with water shock waves, shadows and making too much noise as we cast to a spooky ats redsh. Sometimes we need a change of scenery to enlighten our perspectives. Im hearing good local shing reports. As much as I like the change from water to woods, I admit I miss my friends and the water. I see this area endured some chilly weather also. I was afraid that the fronts of last summer indicated an early colder winter, and it looks like were in for it. I was able to get out a few days since my return. While I know some have enjoyed good action, I havent been among them. I found plenty of trout, but they were small. The good news is my crew were mostly kids, and they loved it. Their folks enjoyed smiling, happy children outdoors and theres nothing better. The weather improved and we spent time shing but little catching. We do enjoy great shing year-round but some days the catching is o. Sometimes were doing something wrong, sometimes they just arent hungry. Fortunately, many times we can entice a response bite which can save the day. My approach is to oer the sh a choice morsel and try to be patient enough to get results. It looks like sh are as confused as we are with the crazy weather right now. November was wetter and cooler than usual. Weather went from colder than normal last week to much warmer this week. Extremes seem to have become the norm. Migrations get disrupted, but things will gure themselves out over time. Patterns will redevelop as sh readjust. So if you get the feeling to try some thing unusual, its worth a shot. Just move on if it doesnt produce. Fish and shermen will nd a groove to work in eventually. Try sheepshead if you want sh for dinner. It seems theyre here in full force ahead of schedule. Most any manmade structure or oyster bar will hold convict sh. These are crafty bait thieves; keen awareness is required to outfox a sheepshead. They are tough to clean but oer very good aky white meat. Keep no more than youll eat in a couple days they have liberal bag limits but dont freeze that well. Trout are available and hungry, if you can locate them. Its a good news, bad news deal in cold weather. They can be hard to nd but are thick when you do nd them. Redsh are slower now, too, and dead bait can outsh live ones. Im seeing a few but not as many as I am accustomed to this time of year. Our waters have cleared up rapidly after the rains but the baitsh have run o to deeper hideouts. Fish follow food. We did hook a few snook, but I prefer to let them rest in colder weather; they dont need additional stress. If you want better shing, take better care of our sh. I hope everyone enjoyed family time over the holiday and is getting ready for Christmas. Our waters will be fairly quiet till the next holiday, so get out if you can. Watch the forecasts, pick the good days and explore our beautiful waters. Ill see you out there.Capt. Van Hubbard is a highly respected outdoor writer and shing guide. He has been a professional USCG-licensed year-round guide since 1976, and has been shing the South west Florida coast since 1981. Contact him at 941-740-4665 or Oh, look: Winter A LIFE ON THE WATER CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Photo providedOK, so were not actually ice shing in Southwest Florida, but weve been feeling the eects of winter nevertheless. H74Call 941-429 31to list your boat toda1yD O DI -. elf.-fr -Aw=wmIqr aim1-


Page 22 December 4, 2014 Page 22 December 4, 2014 THURSDAY Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:34 Moonrise: 16:25 Moonset: 05:03 Moon Phase 96% waxing gibbous Major Times 10:47 12:47 23:13 01:13 Minor Times 05:03 06:03 16:25 17:25 Prediction: Better FRIDAY Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:34 Moonrise: 17:14 Moonset: 06:02 Moon Phase 99% waxing gibbous Major Times 11:40 13:40 Minor Times 06:02 07:02 17:14 18:14 Prediction: Best SATURDAY Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 17:35 Moonrise: 18:05 Moonset: 06:58 Moon Phase Full moon Major Times 00:06 02:06 12:33 14:33 Minor Times 06:58 07:58 18:05 19:05 Prediction: Best SUNDAY Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 17:35 Moonrise: 18:57 Moonset: 07:52 Moon Phase 98% waning gibbous Major Times 00:59 02:59 13:25 15:25 Minor Times 07:52 08:52 18:57 19:57 Prediction: Better MONDAY Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:35 Moonrise: 19:50 Moonset: 08:41 Moon Phase 95% waning gibbous Major Times 01:51 03:51 14:16 16:16 Minor Times 08:41 09:41 19:50 20:50 Prediction: Better TUESDAY Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 17:35 Moonrise: 20:42 Moonset: 09:27 Moon Phase 90% waning gibbous Major Times 02:40 04:40 15:04 17:04 Minor Times 09:27 10:27 20:42 21:42 Prediction: Average WEDNESDAY Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 17:35 Moonrise: 21:35 Moonset: 10:08 Moon Phase 83% waning gibbous Major Times 03:28 05:28 15:51 17:51 Minor Times 10:08 11:08 21:35 22:35 Prediction: Average SOLUNAR TABLES What is a solunar table? The sun and moon, even when they are out of sight, exert forces wild creatures can feel. These forces aect when sh and other animals feed. Weather and tide also play a role, but expect sh to be more active during the major and minor solunar times. 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Page 24 December 4, 2014 Photo providedWhat did these anglers know that we might have forgotten?A good friend recently loaned me a most interesting book, titled The Complete Amer ican & Canadian Sportsmans Encyclopedia, printed in 1929. The venerable 500-page tome claims to supply all the information likely to be needed by hunters, shermen, trappers and campers. Scanning the fragile, 85-year-old pages reveals that while some of the advice seems outdated or even comical, there is much that still rings true nearly a century later. Here are a few fascinating excerpts. As you read through these, try to gure out which of them are still of value today. Dont sleep with the moon shining on your face. You can get moonstruck, and its almost as bad as sunstroke. If thirsty and cant nd water, place a pebble or button in the mouth and keep it there. It will surprise you with the result, and relieve that dryness entirely try it. Oil of Rhodium: A few drops on your bait when shing with a hook, and sh will never refuse to bite. Dont hesitate to go camping because youre not experienced. Dont think it is necessary to go and travel far to nd an ideal spot, most likely 10 miles away from your side now is an ideal spot if you think it over. To cure a sore throat: Fat bacon or pork tied on with a dry stocking. Keep on until soreness is gone, then remove fat and keep covering on a day longer. If struck by lightning: Dash cold water on body continually; if severe case, add salt to water, continue for hours if necessary. If possible, submerge body in running water up to the neck. Reliable weather signs include: Rain with east wind is lengthy. When beetles y, expect a ne tomorrow. Busy spiders mean ne weather. Flies bite harder on approaching storms. When birds rue or pick their feathers and huddle together, look out for changes in the weather. The successful sherman is the one who familiarizes himself with the ways of sh, he who studies out and observes the peculiar traits, habits and haunts of various sh he sets out to capture, who acquaints himself with facts as to their sense of sight, scent and hearing, their mode of existence, foods, likes, seasons, etc., thus qualifying himself to better understand them, avoid their ready perception of things, and fool their cunning. Rules are all right, but if you want to be successful you must acquire the knack of adapting conditions with and to the rules, for, truly can it be said that the ways of sh no man knoweth. American girls are noted the world over as participants in all kinds of healthful, enjoy able, outdoor sports. Hence it is not amiss to venture the remark that of all sports, to the lady, angling is the choicest. By all means girls, insist on going along; take your last summers dresses and cut them o to just below the knee (woolen or annel is best). Very large sh such as muskallonge or tarpon are either shot, clubbed to insensibility, or towed to shore before landing. Always return to the water alive, any game shes that are too small for your creel or your table, and never carry away from the water more sh than you need. If you hook a big fellow, who makes a royal ght, and if you do not need him for the table, release him gently from the hook and return him to the water for his bravery. A sh decoy: Take a dozen bright minnows, and cork them up in a bottle (a clear glass one) of water with a small hole in the cork. Suspend them midwater, in a very likely spot. When the bottle is submerged it is hid by the color of the glass and water, and the imprisoned but moving minnows attract other sh to that vicinity. Dont blame the gun. They are seldom at fault; its the man behind. Lets go shing!Capt. Ralph Allen runs the King Fisher Fleet of sightseeing and shing charter boats located at Fishermens Village Marina in Punta Gorda. 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Lg corner lot #318. 2br/1ba w/ Community Pool. $79,000 810-735-6405 PALM HARBOR FACTORY MODEL CENTER Largest Sale of the Year Year end inventory clearance sale! SAVE up to $15k Call for information MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Oversized lot #348 Avenue I $50,000 Holiday Travel Park Condominium. 1475 Flamingo Dr. Englewood Fl. Sleeps 5 330-644-0148 *330-813-7149 PUNTA GORDA, Adorable 1 Bedroom w/ 1 Bath. Great Handcrafted TV Room w/ Murphy Bed & Add`l Bath Combined w/ Laundry Room. Furnished Nicely! Updated Kitchen &Bath w/ Exceptional Storm Windows. Lovely, Friendly 55+ Neighbors. Dock & Davit for Small Boat. $72,000. or Offer. 941-286-1246 VENICE RANCH MOBILE HOME ESTATESWALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIX & CVS No Dogs,Cats ok! Call Jane 941-488-5672 55+ Lot Rental Community! MANUFACTURED HOMES FOR SALE1095 NEW 3/2 DblWide Delivered & Set-Up on Your Lot w/ Skirting, Steps & Air! Only $49,995. + Tax. Financing For ALL Credit Scores Avail! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 OWNERHASORDEREDA FURTHERREDUCTIONTO$79,9002013 JACOBSENSECTIONAL(ALLERGYFREENOCARPET) IMME-DIATEPOSSESSION! LESSTHAN1YRLIVEDIN2/2 PLUSBONUSRM. ALLSHEETROCKCUSTOMEVERY-THINGBEAUTIFULPRESERVEVIEWCALLMIKE941-356-5308RIVERSIDEOAKSFLORIDA.COM SETTLE ESTATEJust bring your toothbrush Immaculate 2/2 sectional impeccably landscaped Completely furnished! $ 52,900 best offer takes it! Call Mike 941-356-5308 WATERFRONT HOMES 1030 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! $219K 855-424-3681 CONDOS/VILLAS FOR SALE1040 O O N N L L Y Y 6 6 3 3 0 0 M M L L S S S S T T A A T T I I S S T T I I C C S S A A S S O O F F1 1 1 1 / / 2 2 1 1 / / 1 1 4 4 H H O O U U S S E E S S , V V I I L L L L A A S S , C C O O N N D D O O S S A A R R E E A A V V A A I I L L A A B B L L E E A A S S O O F F T T O O D D A A Y Y I I N N B B E E A A U U T T I I F F U U L L V V E E N N I I C C E E , F F L L O O R R I I D D A A C C A A L L L L U U S S F F O O R R S S H H O O W W I I N N G G S S O O R R T T O O L L I I S S T TW W e e d d o o a a l l l l o o f f V V e e n n i i c c e e & & A A r r e e a a 9 9 4 4 1 1 4 4 8 8 5 5 4 4 8 8 0 0 4 4 S S a a l l e e s s 9 9 4 4 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 R R e e n n t t a a l l s s 1 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 6 4 4 8 8 4 4 9 9 7 7 +!-%%$&$)* #,("%' ENGLEWOODFurnished 3/2/2 Villa in Quaint Complex. 1,579 sq. ft., Hurricane Windows & Safe Room. Close to Beaches, Golf Course & Shopping! 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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 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 PUNTA GORDA ISLES 3/2/2 Home w/Many Extras. 112 FT. Seawall, 15K Lift, Lg. Spa, Beautiful Landscaping. See ID#23979228 For Details. $515,000 913-660-8887 REDUCED! HOMES FOR SALE1020 GATEDSEMINOLELAKES 3/2/2 Open Beautiful Front & Back Views. Granite in Kitchen. Corner Fireplace In LR. Large MB & Closet. About 1,900 sq ft. $247,500 941-637-8765 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! PUNTAGORDAISLES Lovely CUSTOM 2000 BUILT 2363 SF Sail Boat Canal No BridgesQuick Direct Access to Port Charlotte Harbor to the Gulf Features Galore through out. Spacious Living area opens to Large Pool Area ALL Tiled & Screened Cage, pool bath. Gourmet Kitchen PRIVATE Spacious Master Bedroom /Bath Suite! Concrete Sea Wall +Dock 10,000 LB Boat Lift + shore power. Well maintained. CALLJUDY PETKEWICZ ALLISON JAMES ESTATES & HOMES 941-456-8304 $324,900 PUNTAGORDA BURNT STORE ISLES POOLHOME CANALFRONT ACCESSTOCHARLOTTEHARBOR& GULF, SEAWALL, FAMILYRM. 2/2 FULLBATH, SPACIOUSFLORIDARMUNDER AIR& SCREENEDPOOLAREA. 2 CARATTACHEDGARAGE, CIRCULARDRIVEWAY, SPACIOUSCORNERLOTANDGREATWATERVIEWSJUDY K PETKEWICZ GRI CRS ALLISONJAMESESTATES& HOMES941-456-8304 $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 HOMES FOR SALE1020 PORT CHARLOTTE 2/1.5 20440 PEACHLAND BLVD, What a nice House! So well maintained & landscaped! Tile Kit/LR/Bths/sunrm Convenient to everything. Move right in. $129,500 Bob Tine, Thomas Ryan & Assoc 941-833-4777 Port Charlotte 23254 Hainlin Ave $124,900 Beautiful 3/2/1 Lots of Surprises in this Very Clean Updated Home. Jimmy Massacci 702-460-5661ReMax Anchor of Marina Park , 2 2 . % % $ $ ' * 1 1 # # ) ) ( ( ,* *2 2# #. .% % 2 2. ( (! !# # / /0 0& &) )) )2 2" "2 2# #% %) )+ + PORT CHARLOTTE2008 Custom 3/2/2 + Den POOL Home. Many Extras! Oversized Lanai & Pool Deck. Private/Quite on 2 Lots! Owner/Agent. Selling at Cost. Must See to Appreciate! $409,500. 941-766-0780 PUNTA GORDA Lease to own your own mansion! Stunning luxury residence with a detached guest house and acreage. Pool, pond, waterfall, private gate, equestrian property. Once in a lifetime opportunity. 855-424-3681 PUNTA GORDA3/4.5/3 Pool Home w/ Gated Entry. Gourmet Kitchen, Butler`s Pantry Room, Office/Den & MORE! Private Boat Ramp. Picturesque Setting on 4+ Acres! All the Bells & Whistles! $595,000. Sharon Kerr 941-286-7315 Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty NEW PRICE! PUNTA GORDACalusa Creek Gated w/ Large Community Pool! Fabulous, Like New 2007, 4/2.5/2 Showplace! 2562 SF. Numerous Extras! Beautiful Lake View! $229,900 John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential ROTONDA WEST Brand New Luxurious 3/2/3 Pool Home. Custom Cabinetry, Granite. Impact Windows, Zero Slider & Much More. $319,900 Call Henry Gustaf for Details941-204-8213 A Clear Choice Realty


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If you are never satisfied with average successes, are self-motivated, goal oriented, confident, enthusiastic and believe that the customer is all important, we would like to talk to you. The successful candidates must possess good oral and written communication skills, be organized and a team player. Sales experience a plus but we will train the right persons. We offer:lCompetitive salary plus commissionl Vacationl Health insurancel Sick and short term disability l Trainingl Stable company that is very Community minded and involved. Please send resume to: Advertising Director, Leslee Peth Charlotte Sun 23170 Harborview RoadCharlotte Harbor, FL 33980 Email: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer & a Drugand nicotine Free Diversified Workplace. MEDICAL2030 MILLENNIUMPHYSICIAN GROUP IS GROWING AGAIN!!!! HHHHHHHHHHHCMASCMAs for Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda locations. Visit us at www click on employment and open jobs to apply for open positions. Come work for the best! DFWF/EOE RESTAURANT/ HOTEL2040 CHEF`S ASST./PREPCOOK 3-5 Years Experience. Dependable, Solid Helper. $9.00 Per Hour. No Benefits. Rotonda Area. 941-697-2708 COME JOIN OUR TEAMTHE BURNT STORE GRILL is looking for full and Part time experienced team members We are seeking: l FOOD SERVERS l COOKS l HOSTS/HOSTESSES l BUSSERS APPLYINPERSONONL Y 3941 TAMIAMITR PUNTAGORDA COLONIAL-BURNTSTOREPLAZABETWEENPUBLIX& HOMEDEPOT EXPERIENCED SERVERS/ BARTENDER NEEDED P/T PositionSundays are a Must! Great Perks. Employee & Spouse Golf Free When Available. Apply in Person Mon.-Sat. 266 Rotonda Circle Ask for Cathy RIVERCITY GRILL & ITALIARestaurantSeeking full and part time team members for the following positions. l LINE COOK lDISHWASHERlALL KITCHEN POSITIONSApply in Person: 2-4pm Only! 131 W Marion Ave Punta Gorda, FL WAITSTAFF NEEDED FOR NEW RESTAURANT Apply in Person to 2414 Tamiami Trl. Unit C, P.C. Btwn. 12pm-3pm SKILLED TRADES2050 AUTO TECHNICIAN ASE Certified. 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Plans Call Now to Register! 941-889-7506 PHLEBOTOMY,EKG, CNA, Classes Start 12/8/14 LPN-Days 01/26/15 & Weekends 01/30/15 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+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 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 5.26 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 PUNTA GORDA Cleared 2 acre Commercial Intensive lot. Great for boat, RV, Heavy equipment storage and repair etc. $99,000 REDUCEDto $79,000 941-268-7516 Murdock Prof. Plaza US 41 Frontage Approx. 650 Sq. Ft. FREE Rent, Call for Details 941-629-1121 Real Living All Florida Realty 2000EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT 2005Services 2010Professional 2015Banking 2020Clerical 2025Computer 2030Medical 2035Musical 2040 Restaurant/Hotel2050SkilledTrades 2060Management 2070Sales 2090Child/Adult Care Needed 2100General 2110Part-time/ Temp 2115Home Based Business 2120Seeking Employment #56 1'4!!*-*.0! 6$2$"( -$"/$5,-*%04)$3, 35/4+$&., 35/414", VACATION/ SEASONALRENTALS1390 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 ? ? 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Pub Water/Sewer & Underground Utilities! $289,900 John Littlejohn 941-380-5354 Coldwell Banker Residential HOMES FOR RENT1210 PORT CHARLOTTE21553 Olean Blvd. 3/1/1 Newly renovated. tile throught, $850/mo + Utilities and deposit. 941-467-5834 941-467-5834 PORT CHARLOTTE 4/2, Waterfront, Gorgeous View 4,000 SF, $2,000/mo for 6 month lease, 1st & Sec 941-380-9212 PUNTA GORDALarge 3/2/2 w/POOL! This home is beautiful! Truly modern and unique. $1395 w/discount. Dont miss this one! Call Realty Mgt 941-625-3131 or flar Rentals & Property Management (941)629-1121 Real Living All Florida Realty CONDOS/VILLAS FOR RENT1240 ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALSIN BIRD BAY VILLAGE Venice, FLBIRD BAY REALTY, INC. 941-484-6777 or 800-464-8497 PORT CHAR. VILLA w/Courtyard. Ganyard St. 2/1 Bdrm w/screened lanaiJan. only. $2400 941-345-7080 PUNTA GORDA2/2 lakefront unit $675 w/disc. Inc water/sewer/Pool. 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VENICE AREA GARAGE SALES6011 FRI-SAT 8-? 512 Shamrock Blvd. Home goods clothes, tool, kit appl, kayak TV, iPhone, boat motor snacks:) & much more !!!! SAT., 8AM-? 608 Sugarwood Dr. Chestnut Creek Jewelry Furniture, X-mas, Sewing & Craft Items & MORE! 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. SAT. 8-12 10550 Alpaca Cir. MOVINGSALE Household, Tools, Grill, Glassware, Books, & More! PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 SAT 9-2 1111 Salox St. Giant Sale. Furn, treadmill, glass, holiday decor, picture frames, lots of treasures. SAT. 8-12 20407 Mt. Prospect Ave. TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE. Christmas Decor, Clothes & more! SAT. 8-2 3035 Holcomb Rd. LARGESALE Furn., Large Grill, Drapes, Kitchen Items, Xmas, Craft Supplies, Collectibles, Clothing and Lots of misc. SAT. 8-2. 25378 Rupert Rd. Deep Creek. Everything priced to sell. Christmas, furniture, much more! 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Habor Heights. Nascar Collectibles, Old Knives, Tires & Wheels, Old Lighters, Xmas Decor., Norman Rockwell Plates, Old Coins, & Lots More! FRI-SAT.8-1. 2159 Ulster Ct.. Variety of household items to sell. Nice things. FRI.-SAT. 8-2 889 Riviera Ln. Porcelain Dolls, Teen Books & Video Games, Jewelry, Cookware & MORE! FRIDAY & SAT. 8-2 241 Waterway Ci 2 Family sale 78 Records, 8 tracks, 150 yr Cherry bed, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 26514 Copiapo Cir. Old Tools & Beer Signs. LOTSOFMISCELLANEOUS! SAT & SUN 7am-1pm 27235 Jordan Ave Harbor Heights, Condo clean out lots of misc. Furniture, etc SAT 8-3 19359Abhenry Cir. Handmade knitted & crocheted baby outfits, scarves, hats, lots of misc. SAT., 12/6, 9:30-3:00, 4169 Drance St. 33980(Exit 167, Turn West On Harborview. Rd. 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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 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 TROUSERS Mens Flexslacks 36x29 Blue or tan. $8 941979-8775 TROUSERS MENS New 40x29 Blue or Brown. $12 941-979-8775 WEDDING DRESS used, great shape size 8. $250 941-626-9027 WEDDING GOWN Sz 24.Lace/Satin. $40 941-8301531 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 45 RPM Records great selection and price $1 941-4741776 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 1949 large british penny $3 941-223-4592 FURNITURE6035 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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Ratan $375 402-435-8251 MATTRESS & BOX. New Will Sell $100. 941-629-5550 MATTRESS & BOXSPRING queen good condition $50 941-697-8235 NIGHT STAND whitewash. 33h. 2 drawer. $50 517896-0761 NOVELTY STANDS (2). 32 4 Adjustable Levels. Magazine Rack, 3 legs. 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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 LAMP 36solid brown wood, 18 tan shade $20 941-7432656


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r\005b b\002r\001nfftt ft \n\007\006 HONDA7160 2003 HONDA ACCORD EX Leather, 92K Miles, Great Cond! $7,200. 941-979-9966 2003 HONDA CIVIC 4 DR LX 85K MI $6,813 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 HONDA ACCORD 60K MI $9,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 HONDA ACCORD 4DR LX 48K MI $11,784 855-481-2060 Dlr 2006 HONDA ELEMENT 141K MI $6,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 HONDA ACCORD 4DR EXL NAV 73K MI $12,287 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 HONDA ACCORD 4DR LX 57K MI $11,745 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 HONDA CR-V LX 2WD 52K MI $13,547 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL 115K MI $10,457 855-481-2060 Dlr 2008 HONDA ACCORD 2DR EX 35K MI $14,245 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4DR EX 101K MI $9,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA CIVIC 4DR DX VP 78K MI $9,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA FIT SPORT MT 30K MI $13,313 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 HONDA RIDGELINE 44K MI $22,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 HONDA FIT SPORT 72K MI $11,463 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 HONDA CRV LX 44K MI. VERY CLEAN $15,850 941-777-2960 DLR 2014 HONDA ACCORD NAV 4,752 MI $27,990 855-280-4707 DLR HYUNDAI7163 2009 HYUNDAI SONATA 4DR GLS 94K MI $6,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA 4DR LTHR 44K MI $14,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 HYUNDAI AZERA 15K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR INFINITI7165 2011 INFINITY G37 38K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR KIA7177 2011 KIA SORENTO LX 2WD 79K MI $11,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 KIA SORENTO 20K MI $22,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 KIA SOUL PLUS ECO 42K MI $11,950 855-481-2060 Dlr LEXUS7178 2003 LEXUS LS-430 69K MI $14,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 LEXUS LS-430 63K MI $18,990 855-280-4707 DLR LINCOLN7090 2009 LINCOLN MKZ 29K MI $16,990 855-280-4707 DLR PONTIAC7130 2006 PONTIAC G6 2DR LTHR 6SPD 92K MI $5,950 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 PONTIAC VIBE 5DR 86K MI $9,485 855-481-2060 DLR SATURN7135 PROPOWERAUTOSALES4140 Whidden Blvd Port Charlotte, 33980 97 SL2 Sedan $1,899 98 SW2 Wagon $2,300 00 SL2 Sedan $2,400 01 L200 Sedan $3,175 05 Vue SUV $3,975 04 Vue SUV $4,200 04 Vue SUV, AWD $4,599 06 Vue 4 cyl $4,799 06 Vue 6cyl $5,899 07 Vue $6,199 08 Vue XE $7,995 07 Outlook XR 8pass $9,450 Used Saturn Parts & Service941-627-8822 USED CAR DEALERS7137 Mattas Motors 941-916-9222Buy Here Pay Here WE FINANCE EVERYONE MUSTHAVEINCOME& DOWNPAYMENT941-473-2277www AUDI7147 2008 AUDI TT 33K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 AUDI A4 14K MILES $22,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 AUDI TT 35K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR BMW7148 2006 BMW 330CIC 59K MILES $14,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2009 BMW 335ICV 50K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2011 BMW 535I NAV 13K MILES $36,990 855-280-4707 DLR 0 0 .*") .*") (% (% 35#3*' 35#3*' 4+ 4+ "!.,,5/# "!.,,5/# 12)++5$5%&+12)++5$5%&+HONDA7160 1997 HONDA ODYSSEY 97K MI $4,995 855-481-2060 DLR 2002 HONDA S2000 2DR LTHR CONV 43K MI $14,950 855-481-2060 DLR FORD7070 1999 FORD F-350 Diesel, w/Air ride hitch, rear wheel drive automatic, w/ extras. $12,500 Call 615-308-3265 2002 FORD ESCAPE 34K MI $8,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2004 FORD MUSTANG GT Conv. 81k MI. Beautiful! $9,950 405-919-7297 2005 FORD E-150 68K MI $12,412 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 FORD FLEX 45K MI $22,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 FORD TAURUS 34K MI $15,911 855-280-4707 DLR 2013 FORD EDGE, 28,782 Miles! $23,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2013 FORD FOCUS 4DR SE 35K MI $13,455 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 FORD TAURUS SEL, Only17,572 Miles! $17,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. FREE MERCHANDISE ADS!! To place a FREE merchandise ad go to: SUN-CLASSIFIEDS.COM and place your ad. CLICK ON CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR AD NOW and follow the prompts. FREE ads are for merchandise UNDER $500. and the ad must be placed online by you. One item per ad, the ad must be 3 lines or less, price must appear in the ad. Your ad will appear online & in print for 7 days! Some restrictions do apply. LIMIT5 FREEADS PERWEEK **Everyone Needs to Register on Our New Site** Need To Place a Classified Ad? Enter your classified ad and pay with your credit card24 hours a day, 7 days week GMC7075 2011 GMC ACADIA 36K MI $33,990 855-280-4707 DLR JEEP7080 1994 JEEP WRANGLER 5SPD 96K MI $7,854 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 JEEP WRANGLER X 88K MI $14,875 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 JEEP WRANGLER 12K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR LINCOLN7090 2002 LINCOLN TOWN-CAR Maroon. 83,619 Orig MI. All POwer Options, V8 Engine. $5,900 410-991-1139 or 410-430-7541 BUICK7020 2012 BUICK LACROSSE Only 19,324 Miles! $19,700. 863-494-3838 Dlr. CADILLAC7030 1995 CADILLAC ELDORADO Good, Shape, New Tires $3,200 941-276-3261 2000 CADILLAC ESCALADE High Miles. Full Power, 4WD, Michelin Tires. Runs Good. Second Owner. $3,000 678-873-0520 2006 CADILLAC ALLANTE DTS, 101,300 mi, White. A-1 Condition. New tires, New front head lights system. Please call after 6 PM, $9,950 863-494-4383 2011 CADILLAC CTS 36K MI $20,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2012 CADILLAC CTS 23K MI $29,990 855-280-4707 DLR CHEVY7040 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 250,000 mi, 1999 Suburban 4x4 hi mil, runs strong, $2,450 941-460-6180 2004 CHEVY CORVETTE, Only 17,984 Miles! $24,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2007 CHEVY COBALT 72,720 Miles! $7,997. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2008 CHEVY MALIBU 4DR LTZ 77K MI $12,913 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 CHEVY CAMARO 2LT Only5,381 Miles! $26,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2013 CHEVY MALIBU Only 1,845 Miles! $15,800 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY IMPALA LTZ Only 9,348 Miles! $26,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY MALIBU Only 6,684 Miles! $16,800 863-494-3838 Dlr. CHRYSLER7050 1992 CHRYSLER LEBARON 2 DR LTHR 54K MI $3,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING conv, 83K mi, great shape. $4,500 941-429-8277 2006 CHRYSLERPT-CRUISERDAIMLER TOURING 78K MI $7,985 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 CHRYSLER T&C DAIMLER TOURING 79K MI $12,475 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 CHRYSLER T&C TOURING 67K MI $11,990 855-280-4707 DLR DODGE7060 1998 DODGE NEON Excellent Car. 71k MI Cold A/c $1,950/ OBO 941-214-0889 2013 DODGE AVENGER 48K MI $12,990 855-280-4707 DLR MISCELLANEOUS6260 TRAILER JACK for boat$10 941-697-7592 VHS TAPES-MOVIES Many to choose from $1 941-4455619 WATER SOFTENER brine tank and charcoal filter Water guard with digital timer like new $500 941-468-6957 WORK LIGHT port. doub. bulb,2sp bulbs gr.cond $15 941-474-4254 WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 BBQ GRILL Stainless Steel, Gas. 2 Side Cabinets w/ Granite Tops. $800 941-400-5203 Cash paid FOR WWI WWII Korean Vietnam,German, Japanese, etc Military items (941)-416-3280 WANTED TOBUY: Cornhole Game. New or Used. 941-6980729 7000TRANSPORTATION AUTOMOTIVE7005 11 Kia Rio $10,695 09 Kia Rio $7,995 09 Hyundai Accent $7,995 09 Pontaic G6 $10,695 07 Ford Fusion SLE Call 06 Mazda 6 $6,895 03 Ford Focus $5,995 03 Mazda 6 $6,495 02 Ford Explorer $6,995 01 Buick Century $3,995 01 Nissan Maxima $5,995 01 Ford Ranger Super Call WE BUY CARS Top Dollar for your car or truck Call us today BUICK7020 1995 BUICK LESABRE 4dr, 118k miles, Looks good, Leather trim, Air, power seats & windows. Needs some work Cash only no trades. $1500. Call to see & drive 941-5756973 Punta Gorda 2005 BUICK LACROSSE 46K MI $8,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2007 BUICK LUCERNE 41k miles, clean, excellent cond. $11,500 941-916-9527 2007 BUICK RENDEZVOUS 76K MI $8,954 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 BUICK LACROSSE NAV 35K MI $19,990 855-280-4707 DLR MISCELLANEOUS6260 CRABTRAPS NEW W/ROPE,FLOAT,ZINC,REBAR $35 941-830-0998 DEHUMIDIFIER, as-is, needs freeon $15 941-496-9252 DOLPHINSVSVIKINGS tickets Dec.21st. $50 941-2351006 DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS!TONEEDY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES 941-716-3803 DRYER/RANGE CORD 4prong 30amp new $10 941629-6374 FILE CABINET 2 drawers w/lock like new $30 941-7403286 FIREWOOD OAK 2ftx14in round long burn $10 941-2043274 FIREWOOD OAK 2ftx14in. long burn ea. $10 941-2043274 FIREWOOD SEASONED split oak 1/2 facecord FREE DELY $120 941-526-7589 FIREWOOD Split, Bundled, and ready for the firepit! Perfect for these cooler nights! Pine, Oak, Citrus 941-468-4372 FLOOR MATS All weather mats for toyota tac like new $20 941-629-6374 FLOOR MATS for toyato tac like new $20 941-629-6374 FRESH STONECRABS, LIVEMAINELOBSTERS& COLOSSALSHRIMP(HEADLESS) WHOLESALEPRICES! 941-380-9212 GRILL 14 CUISINART Never used $25 941-3917487 HARLEY ANTENNAS For Tour Pack $30 314-609-1540 ICE MAKER Portable Great for boat! $100 941-505-7479 JACK STANDS 3 ton price is fir pair $15 941-624-4244 LEAD MELTER 20# cap. 1 yr old $140 941-624-4244 LIGHT KIT for clg fan new $10 941-629-6374 LIGHTHOUSE RD WHT BLUE electric $110 941-627-9159 MILITARY CONTAINER, 2person lift, airtight, foam $50 916-396-7750 MOVING BOXES 25 clean boxes, assorted sizes $15 941-258-0472 PORT HOLE 11 BRASS Mirrored Great gift! $40 941-2763565 POTPOURRI: Natures Inspirations Sweet Nectar $3 941830-1531 RECORD ALBUM COVERS all kinds of Music. .50 Cents each. Bulk Sale! 941-4969252 RECORD COLLECTION includes album covers 50 cents each. Entire collection. 941-496-9252 SHOP VAC 5GAL,2HP.WITH ATTACHMENTS $15 941-2768590 STATUESJFK PRESIDENTS $5 941-445-5619 TIRE SPARE boat trailer mounted 225-75-15 $50 941505-7479 TRAILER 4X8 2014 folding utility trailer. $400 941-5875208 VASES 10 2 Italian wh w/colored 1 raised flors $15 941697-2129


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Parts Showroom l l Factory Warranty All models l l Wash & Hand Wax l l Brake Flush l l Roof Reseal l l RV Propane & Bottles l l Water Leak Test l l Dog Port-a-potties l l RV Wash l l New Tires & BalanceRV WORLD INC.of Nokomis FAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 Nokomis, 941-966-2182 RVSWANTEDCASH/CONSIGN/TRADECALL: MARKRV WORLD INC OF NOKOMISFAMILYOWNED/OPERATEDFOR37 YRS2110 US 41 NOKOMIS941-966-2182 )',3",;7:071&32 #&8;"!1 %!&*91!& %8,22;$;&(2<;321+ )-!68& 5,39&148,*&6$ /!644;7";23;"!1,1 .603 <;7"&31;42+ SATURN TOW-CARS Starting at $2,500. Blue-Ox Tow hitches sold & installed. THE SATURN GUYS PRO-POWER AUTO SALES 4140 Whidden Blvd PC 33980 (941) 627-8822. WANTED All Motor Homes, TTs, 5th whls, PopUps, Vans conversion & passenger, cars & trucks. CASH paidon the spot for quick sale. 941-347-7171 CANOES/ KAYAKS7339 KAYAK INFLATIBLE Excellent cond. $175 727-612-7209 TRAILER & ACCESSORIES7341 2014 TRIPLECROWN TRAILER 6x16 $1900 941-916-9222 Dlr. 2014 TRIPLECROWN TRAILER 7x16 Car Hauler 941-916-9222 Dlr. 6X12 CARGO MATE, V-Nose, Stab Jack, LED lite, Diam. Plate, Ramp $2,450 941-979-6234 HITCH HAUL MASTER Alum Cargo Carr. 500 #cap. $75 941-474-4959 HITCH, motorcycle hauler long ramp $100 941-6214014 LARK V-NOSE Enclosed 8.5X18 Tandem Axle Special Price $4200 941-916-9222 Dlr. ROYS TRAILER COUNTRY NewPre-Owned CargoUtility Trailers Parts Repairs-Tires Welding. We BUY Trailers! Trades Welcome. Ask For Shawn. 941-575-2214 4760 Taylor Rd P.G. CYCLES/MOPEDS/ SCOOTERS7360 1998 HONDA Shaddow Aero, 1100cc, Just tuned. New bat. Vance & Hines. 23k miles. $2,900 603-393-5999 2002 SPORTSTER10,500 Miles. Good Condition! $3,800 440-225-0633 (Englewood) 2003 HONDA SILVERWING scooter 600cc, Excellent $4200. (941)-544-1975 2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON Heritage SE 103 Big Bore, CAMS, LEDS Dyno Tuned, Pipes. 15k MI P.C. $13,500 941-889-9120 HARBOR HARBOR SCOOTERS SCOOTERSFOR FOR ALL ALL YOUR YOUR SCOOTER SCOOTER NEEDS NEEDS... ... 3315 T 3315 T amiami T amiami T rl. PG rl. PG W W e Repair Scooters too! e Repair Scooters too! 941-347-8705 941-347-8705 10% 10% OFF OFF ALL ALL2014 2014 S SCOOTERS COOTERS! MOTORCYCLE Hi-Performance Custom Sportster $8,900 810-560-4019 CAMPERS/ TRAVELTRAILERS7370 2006 5TH WHEEL 28 Loaded. Must Sell. $17,000/obo 941-276-9401 SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2014 CHEVY SUBURBAN 13,231 Miles! $32,500. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT 14,988 Miles! $32,520. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT 15,312 Miles! $34,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. BOATS-POWERED7330 11 BOAT w/battery motor $150 941-475-2777 14 TWIN VEE Center Console, Bimini top 50HP Tohatsu, Cont. Trailer exc cond. Only! $3,800 212-729-4833 16 CAROLINA SKIFF 16 2001, 2009 40hp E-Tec under 100 hrs, CC, Garmin FF, 54# Watersnake trolling motor, lift kept, all salt rated $5,500 941-249-8320 20 2012 HARRIS KAYOT CX Cruiser Pontoon Boat $18,000 978-376-5811 20 PONTOON 1994 Harris Flote Bote, 40HPYamaha, ALLNEW SEATING & COUCHES New Porta Potti, Bow Swivel, Fishing Seats, Bimini, FF/DF. Continental Glav. Trailer w/Extra Tires. Extra Seating Replacements, 2 Props, Coast Guard Equiipped. $6,500. 941-875-9654 28 TOPAZ SPORTFISH Twin 305 Merc Inboards, Power Anchor, Low Hrs. VHF Radio, A/C In Cabin Power Head & Holding Tank. Solid Boat, Lift Kept 20 years. $10,300 941-473-9581 MISC. BOATS7333 106 ACHILLES DINGHY 4 HP, 2 Cyl Merc, exc cond. $1,200 410-802-0442 or 443-564-2710 OUTBOARD/ MARINE ENGINES7334 OUT DRIVE Alpha One w/SS Prop 941-628-5192 MARINE SUPPLY & EQUIP.7338 ANCHOR 13LB Seachoice deluxe model 41730 NEW $25 941-697-0501 BOOK Chapman Piloting Sea & Sm Boat Handling LN $15 941-697-0501 KAYAK PADDLE Lightweight, basic. $15 941-697-7634 MARINE TRANSCEIVER VHF Icon Never used. $80 941637-9561 PROPELLER YAMAHA Used 3 blade 50 h.p. $25 942575-0690 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY CARS RUNNINGORNOT! $400 CASH + UP Frank 941-276-0204 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 4 GOODYEAR 225/45/17 TIRES good treads left on tires $350 obo. 941-661-0681. 92 TOYOTA Camry Doors, $125 941-676-2019 FRAME RECEIVERHITCH $60 941-235-1068 H3 FLOORMATTS Used in great condition $50 941-2238735 HUB CAP SET 93 Cadillac Seville $30 941-629-5939 MACS TIE Downs $175 941456-5340 RADIO for aCamaro$50 941-697-7592 RIM ALLOY $60 941-2405540 TIRESNew take offs starting @ $39.95 Installed & Balanced Call for Inventory 941-639-5681 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 1992 FORD F-150, 300 Straight 6, Fuel Inj., 5 Spd,. Mags $2,800 941-626-0777 REDUCED! 1992 NISSAN FRONTIER 4 Cyl. Auto, Cold A/C. 80K MI. Runs Excellent. $2,950/obo 941-214-0889 2004 FORD F-150, 4x4, Lifted! Loaded! 60K Miles! $12,988.941-639-1601 Dlr 2008 FORD F-150, 49,319 Miles! $24,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2009 CHEVY 2500 HD 4X4, 77,158 Miles. $31,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2011 CHEVY SILVERADO Only 23,613 Miles! $29,690. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2012 CHEVY SILVERADO 4x4, 28,265 Miles! $26,958. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO 4X421,622 Miles! $26,550. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY SILVERADO LT10,816 Miles! $25,450. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 CHEVY TAHOE 14,755 Miles! $32,520. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2014 GMC SUBUR Blue, 20,910 Miles! $32,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. A A P P P P L L Y Y N N O O W WDONTWAIT. DRIVETODAYGUARANTEEDCREDIT SPORTUTILITY/ VEHICLES7305 2011 CHEVY TRAVERSE, 31,723 Miles. $21,550. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2011 FORD EXPLORER LTD 25,852 Miles. $26,650. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2011 MAZDA CX7-TOURING 31,828 Miles! $16,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2012 BUICK ENCLAVE Only 9,388 Miles! $31,390. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2012 FORD EXPEDITION, 21,550 Miles! $35,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. TOYOTA7210 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR LS 26K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2012 TOYOTA SCION-IQ 3DR 6,084 MI $12,687 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR LE MT 21K MI $12,875 855-481-2060 DLR VOLKSWAGEN7220 2006 VOLKSWAGENPASSAT4DR LTHR SNRF 56K MI $9,313 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 59K MI $9,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 VOLKSWAGENPASSAT86K MI $8,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2010 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.5 S WAGON 52K $12,874 855-481-2060 DLR 2010 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC 4DR LTHR 83K MI $12,913 855-481-2060 DLR V OLVO7230 1997 VOLVO 850 One owner. New tires & brakes. Runs great., $2,500 941-8755872 ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1927 FORD MODEL T Only 50,000 Miles. Good Shape & Drives Well. $11,500. obo 941-460-8334 BUDGETBUYS7252 #1 TOPCASHPAID UP TO $5,000 CARS, TRUCKS,ANYCOND. 941-650-5785 1997 MITSUBISHI GALANT, Silver, Cold AC! $2,588. 941-639-1601 Dlr 1997 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, Dirt Cheap Van That Runs! $1,988. 941-639-1601 Dlr 2000 CHRYSLERSEBRING, Convertible! Leather, Cold AC! $2,488.941-639-1601 Dlr 2000 FORD EXPLORER, PW, PL, Cruise! $2,588. 941-639-1601, Dlr 2000 MERCURY GR.-MARQUIS, 122,000 Mi. $2,884. 863-494-3838 Dlr. AUTOS WANTED7260 ALL VEHICLES WantedDead or Alive, Top $$ Paid Starting at $250-$5000 Free pick up 941-623-2428 BEST$$ FOR JUNKERSAvailable 24/7 941-286-3122, 623-5550 LEXUS7178 2005 LEXUS RX330 76K MI $15,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 LEXUS LS-430 NAV 84K MI $21,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2006 LEXUS RX-330 77K MI $17,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXUS RX-350 45K MI $18,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXUS RX-350 AWD NAV 47K MI $24,990 855-280-4707 DLR 2008 LEXUS RX-350 AWD NAV 56K MI $23,990 855-280-4707 DLR MAZDA7180 1999 MAZDA MIATA-MX-5 72,094 Miles! $3,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. MERCEDES7190 2003 MERCEDESCLK32C 57K MI $10,990 855-280-4707 DLR MITSUBISHI7195 2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER 9,478 MI $10,990 855-280-4707 DLR NISSAN7200 2003 NISSAN 350Z 2DR LTHR 40K $14,574 855-481-2060 DLR 2008 NISSAN MAXIMA 4DR SL 54K MI $13,713 855-481-2060 DLR 2013 NISSAN SENTRA 4DR SR 31K MI $14,875 855-481-2060 DLR SUBARU7207 2002 SUBARU FORESTER L 156K MI $4,987 855-481-2060 DLR TOYOTA7210 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA CE 23K MI $8,995 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 TOYOTA AVALON XLS 81K MI $11,913 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 TOYOTA RAV4 92K MI $9,452 855-481-2060 DLR 2005 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE 93K MI $10,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR LE 27K MI $12,984 855-481-2060 DLR 2007 TOYOTA AVALON 4DR XL 79K MI $12,474 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR LE 41K MI $13,413 855-481-2060 DLR 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 SPORT 49K MI. IMMACULATE $16,850 941-777-2960 DLR 2009 TOYOTA VENZA, lthr, Pwr, Keyless, 67K, Great Cond. $17,000 540-908-6410 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA 72,959 Miles! $9,984. 863-494-3838 Dlr. 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS 4DR HYBRID 75K MI $13,987 855-481-2060 DLR 2011 TOYOTA COROLLA 4DR S 18K MI $13,950 855-481-2060 DLR


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